St Timothy's School Vermont

Week 7 Term 3 - Friday 30th August 2019

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Parent Teacher Interviews Term 3

Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Monday 9th September in Week 9.  Bookings Open .

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Mrs Broderick has scheduled an alternate time with families of Year 1/2 as she will be enjoying some Long Service Leave the last two weeks of term. An email has been sent to parents in regards to organising a time to come in and discuss their child's progress . Parents in P12 are able to book a time with both Tricia McKinley and Rosemary Broderick if desired.

If for some reason you are unable to attend on this evening, please contact your child's teacher for an alternate time.

Whole School and Year 6 Leaders Photo

 Whole School Photo


Year 6 Leaders

Monday 9th September

Children are asked to wear


for photo.

Book Week

An AMAZING day was celebrated for BOOK WEEK on Wednesday with the theme -Reading Is My Secret Power. It was fabulous to see the amount of thought, care and effort that children and parents put into  choosing their costume for the day. The enthusiasm certainly assisted with the air of excitement and enjoyment of the day. A special 'Thank you' to staff who also got into the spirit of the day and wore their own costume.

The Year 6 children were ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL in leading reading activities for the whole school. The children also enjoyed an incursion performance from PERFORM.

Thank you to everyone that made this such an enjoyable experience. 

Check out St Timothy's Facebook pages for some great pics or watch the video below.

Happy Father's Day

Wishing all our dads, granddads and special men in all our lives a very special Father's Day on Sunday. 

The children have been very busy this week making a hand made gift for their special person. Thanks to our wonderful teachers who have worked so hard to provide the children with this opportunity.

A big 'THANK YOU' also to our Parents and Friends for organising and running a Father's Day Stall for our children to purchase gifts.

Congratulations to our Father"s Day Raffle Winners and their dads!

First Prize: Sunny , Second Prize: Maverick Third Prize :Nathan & Neriya & 4th Prize  Jack & Milton.

Every Day Counts

Just a reminder that the Victorian Government regulations state that holiday absences from school  during normal school term, require parents to send a letter requesting permission /intention to the Principal,  for the child to be absent. There are a number of regulations around the number of days that children are absent e.g through health issues, personal days, school refusal or holidays that schools must adhere to in order to meet standards. 

A reminder also that we require notification before 9:30 am if your child is absent either, via Skoolbag or phone call.  To meet with Child Safety Regulations, parents will be contacted if children have unexplained absences.

Inter-School Athletics Sports

Congratulations to our Year 4,5 & 6 students who represented St Timothy's at the District  Athletics on Thursday. The children had the opportunity to compete against a range of other schools. We are proud of their efforts and the support they gave to each other. Congratulations to our students (Chloe, Liesel, Marcus,Tiffany, Kiara, Jessie, Alice)  who go on to the Division Athletics. Good Luck!

St Timothy's Crossing Supervisor

I have been informed by Whitehorse Council that they will be conducting another audit of the number of children who use our crossing on a given day, between now and the end of the term. This audit (on a non disclosed day) will be used to decide whether the Council continue to provide us with a Crossing Supervisor. Spring starts Sunday so, why not walk to school and home if you can and make sure you use our crossing.  

Walk To School

Our 'Walk to School October' campaign in partnership with Whitehorse Council begins the first day back in Term 4 and continues throughout October. We have the benefit of the children walking to and from the pool at this time which adds to the total. Children are also invited to walk around the oval before school, walk, ride,or scooter to and from school, and it can be all or part of the way. We are the CURRENT Whitehorse Champions, lets try for two years in a row.


Every year, we pause to ask for feedback and listen to parents, children and staff about our learning community and to seek ways we can celebrate our many achievements and  reflect on ways to continually improve. Our School Improvement Surveys have been renamed and redesigned, to obtain a whole range of feedback about St Timothy's School. A new survey called CEMSIS has been sent to a random selection of families. The survey is not compulsory, but we ask for your support to complete these online surveys which can be completed in your language of choice. 

Staff Absences

The last two weeks of term 3 are EXTREMELY busy. 

Week 9

Monday 9th September:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews 
  • Whole School photo 9.00am

Rosemary Broderick will be taking Long Service  Leave, with Tricia McKinley taking the class Week 9.

Jessi Wright will be absent Wednesday, Thursday Friday ( Helen Zammit & Aria Karagiannis taking class )

Week 10

Mon, Tuesday

  • Anne Maree Noonan, Tricia McKinley, Bridget Hall as usual ( Classroom)
  • Celina Korcak - Physical Education & Drama ( as usual)
  • Gail Rich - Office ( as usual)

Year 5/6 Camp Teachers will be: 

Anne Maree Noonan, Tricia McKinley and Bridget Hall (Tricia is very familiar with the Sovereign Hill Camp)

Liz Miller ( a very experienced teacher) taking  P12 class   Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (whilst Tricia is at camp)

Wednesday  onwards:

Only Prep - 4 at school

Gail Rich - Monday-Friday in the office

Jessi Wright:  away on Wednesday for a Tier 2 Professional Development Day (Aria Karaigiannis 3/4)

Aria Karagiannis: Wednesday and Thursday (additional support)

Helen Zammit : Thursday & Friday ( additional support)

Liz Miller: Wednesday Thursday Friday (P12)

Support Staff/LSO's

Catherine Drake ( Tues, Wed , Thurs),Emily Pearce ( Mon, Tues ,Thursday)  Natalie Beech (Monday,  Friday)  Emma Meagher ( Tues,Wed, Friday) Yee  Lin Heong   ( Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Anne Maree Jones away from Monday-Friday in Holy Land  with Principals from East Central Zone.(Week 10)

Swimming- 10 Day Intensive Program

Our children will attend a 10 day Intensive Swimming Program at Aqualink Nunawading in the first two weeks of Term 4. Permission & 'Parent Helpers' forms will be sent home next week along with request for payment. It is very important that all children from P-4 attend Swimming.

In addition via government funding , we are able to offer a one week program for our Year 6 students.

This year all children will attend the Swimming lesson from 12:30-1:10pm, leaving at approx 12:00 and  returning to school for lunch time. We will need some parent help to walk to and from pool and help in the change rooms for younger students.

Swimming is a vital part of the curriculum and it is expected, with the exception of health concerns, all children attend.

Learning & Teaching

Celebrate the Learning

We invite all families to attend



Showcase of a range of children's work from throughout the year



BBQ Provided

NAPLAN Results

NAPLAN test results for Year 3 & 5 students will be sent home before the end of term. They become available online to schools Tuesday 3rd September.  If you have any questions, these can be answered during Parent Teacher Interviews on Monday 9th September. A reminder that parents are always welcome to make an appointment to discuss their child's progress at any time throughout the year.

S Timothy Parish Newsletter

St Timothy's Parish Newsletter 22nd Sunday 31st Aug & 1st September


InterSchool Sport

Week 1, 3,  6, 7, 8

The dates are: 

Friday 23rd August,( St Christopher's) Friday 30th August (St Timothy's)

Thursday 29th August - Year 4-6 Athletics Tom Kelly Athletics Track, George St, Doncaster

Friday 6th September ( St Bridget's)

Parent assistance on any of these days would be greatly appreciated!

School Closure Day


A Term 3 School Closure Day has been scheduled for Week 8 - Thursday  5th September. On this day staff will work together to continue our Intervention Assessment Professional Development. After completing an 8 week program during Staff Meetings, a closure day will assist us to implement future strategies and practices to better assess and implement assessment, teaching and learning for all children.

Term 4 School Closure

Monday 4th Nov ( day prior to Melbourne Cup Day)

Cake Raffle

Thursday 5th SeptemberSCHOOL CLOSURE
Thursday 12th SeptemberBlue & Gold team
Thursday 19th SeptemberNO RAFFLE SCHOOL CAMP
Term 4Volunteers Required

Child Safety

Parents & Friends


St Timothy's School Calendar

Term 3 dates

Thursday 5th September School Closure Day

Monday 9th September    Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 18th,19th, & 20th September Sovereign Hill Camp


Monday 7th October School Returns

Monday 7th to Friday to 18 October  10 day Swimming program

Thursday 31st October - Celebrate the Learning Open Evening 5 -7:30pm

Monday 4th November School Closure Day

Tuesday 5th November Cup Day Holiday

Friday 8th November  School Disco

Saturday 9th November  Parent Social Night

Monday 16th December Whole School Christmas End of Year Celebration

Tuesday 17th December Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 18th December Last day of school (children)