Newsletter 2 August 2017

Dear Families,

Bravehearts will be attending our school next week and they will be speaking with our Prep to Grade 3 students.

This has been  organised by our  social worker, Alicia Hodge.

Teacher and Parent Information

Bravehearts is Australia ‘s leading protection advocate  specific to child sexual assault. Its Vision   is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020 as outlined in its breakthrough  2012 research The 3 Piers to Prevention-Educate, Empower, Protect.

It will achieve this via lobbying, research prevention/education programs, specialist therapeutic services, online training and face-to-face delivery workshops offering a number of different modules for professional development training.

In the near future your child/children will have the opportunity to experience our highly successful interactive, live, personal safety program called Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure. NOTE: This program is not sex education. It is a program teaching personal safety. In fact, at no time does it use the word  ‘sex’ or’sexual assault.’

We encourage parents and teachers to organize and attend an information session   prior to the delivery of the show. This will assist in dispelling any concerns, answering any questions and helping adults in your children’s lives to understand the issue and reinforce the critical messages and teachings of personal safety.

Bravehearts would like to thank you in advance for giving our education team the opportunity to empower and educate your children with the skills and knowledge on how to keep safe.


P&F News

 Ice-cream Day

Next Tuesday 8th August is Ice-cream Day.  Ice-creams and icy-poles will be available from the canteen at lunch time for $1 and 50 cents.  Hot chocolate will also be available at this time for $1 per cup.


The Parents and Friends would appreciate any donations of empty pop tops (the juice kind) and any ice-cream containers.

Please send along to the school office if you can assist.


Size 5/6 blue hooded zip up Target jacket with Lacey written on tag.

Please check your child hasn’t accidentally taken it home.

Term 3

New Norfolk Primary School

Parents & Friends Uniform Store

Tuesday and Thursday

 Tuesday 8.45 am – 9.15 am / Thursday 2.30 pm – 3pm

(Mel’s contact number:  0419 189 441)

For other days please phone Lexie Hayton for an appointment on 0458 649 379

Woolworths Earn & Learn Program

We are excited to be taking part in the 2017 Woolworths Earn & Learn program.  From now until 19th September, you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points.  You will receive a sticker for every $10 you spend at Woolworths.  These stickers can then be collected on a special sticker card.  Once the sticker card is completed, it can either be dropped into the collection box at the school office or dropped in the New Norfolk Primary School collection box at the local Woolworths store.  We will be able to purchase some great educational resources for our school with the points we earn.  The more points we earn, the more resources we can choose!  We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful Earn & Learn program.



31st July – 4th August 2017

KINDER LANE: How can we make connections to the texts we are reading?

PREP BARWICK: Maths – What is the difference between more and less?

1/2 NUTE: English – How do we actively use success criteria to self-check and edit our writing and to become successful writers?

1/2 HEPPER: History – What are the similarities and differences between family structures and roles in the past and present day?

3/4 YOUNG: English – What are the key features of newspapers?  Maths – What are the units of measurement for length?

3/4 SALTER: English – Why is it important to ask questions about a text before we read?  Maths – How do we read a 24 hour clock?

4/5 BINGHAM: English – How does part-part-whole help us understand synthesising?  Maths – How can knowledge of table facts help solve division problems?

5/6 COOPER: English – What are the three types of connections we can make when reading and how do they each help us to gain meaning?

5/6 BEATTIE: Science – How do we control variables in a science experiment?



MINI LEARNERS – Friday 4th August at 9-11am

Investigate, play and learn in the Early Years Centre

MINI LEARNERS – Monday 7th August at 9-11am

‘Healthy Food’ in the Early Years Centre

MINI CHARACTERS – Wednesday 9th August at 1.30-2.30pm

‘Ten Little Monkeys’ in the school library

MINI LEARNERS – Friday 11th August at 9-11am

Investigate, play and learn in the Early Years Centre

We welcome all young children aged 0-5 years and their families to our sessions.  Come and join us!


Kindergarten Enrolments for 2018

We are currently taking Kindergarten enrolments for next year.  Children who will be 4 years old before 1st January 2018 are eligible for Kindergarten next year.

The new enrolment forms will be available in the near future.

For more information please talk to Mrs Triffett or contact the school office on 6261 2488.

Pre-Kinder Sessions

Starting school is a very important milestone for children.  To help make it as smooth as possible, we will be running Pre-Kinder sessions.  Children who are eligible for Kindergarten next year are welcome to attend the Pre-Kinder sessions.  All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer at the sessions.

The Pre-Kinder sessions will run every Monday from 1.30-2.30pm, starting 14th August 2017.  The session will be in the Early Years Centre and will be run my Mrs Lane and Mrs Triffett.

For more information please talk to Mrs Triffett or contact the school office on 6261 2488.