Term 3 2019 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Welcome to the first newsletter for Term 3. I trust you enjoyed the holiday break with family and friends.

 A number of facilities upgrades are currently being worked on. Our triple portable building is receiving a fresh new paint job and will be finished sometime in the next week or so. We are also in the process of upgrading our student toilet blocks. The toilets will receive new locking mechanisms on all doors, new ceiling tiles, asbestos removal, new tiling and a fresh paint job. This project has commenced and will be finished towards the end of the school term. Another project ready to commence is the Staff Wellbeing area.

 I would like to acknowledge Mr Masters’ class and thank them for looking after the recently planted fruit trees. Students are making sure to water and care for the trees on a daily basis. 

I would also like to make mention of students in Room 11 who have been highly supportive of the school by emptying the school bins into the pick up skip bin regularly throughout the week. This school community support is highly valued by staff and students. There are many other positive examples of students taking it upon themselves to keep our school clean and looking good. Keep up the great work.

 Our School Improvement Plan concentrates on 3 main areas for improvement. Numeracy, Reading and Writing. These areas are at the forefront of how and why we do what we do at Long Street. We are aiming for “Growth for Every Child”. Staff are working tirelessly to ensure this happens.

 Bryan Rotherham, Principal


Student Wellbeing Leader News

Welcome back to Term 3!

 SRC have been busy running lunch time activities and planning our fundraiser for the RSPCA. Please keep an eye out for more information regarding this. 

 You will have received an attendance to date letter If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s percentage, please call Lisette who will set up a time for you to come and meet with me. Also, if you would like some help in improving your child’s attendance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 Book week parade is coming up fast! Our theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’. We would like to see as many students (and parents!) in costumes for the parade. There will be prizes for best dressed up for grabs! Costumes do not need to be expensive or new and dressing up as any book character is fine.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child(ren)’s attendance or social/emotional learning, please make an appointment to come and see me, or give me  call!

 Warm Regards,


Senior Leader News

This term sees us undertaking both the Year One Phonics Screen Check and PAT testing for Years 2-7.

The Phonics Screen Check is conducted by our Year One teachers and the data gathered informs our teachers of the sound knowledge that our students have.  This data will be analysed and used to drive the curriculum for our Year One students.  Our Year One teachers have been trained to both administer the test and to analyse the results.

At the end of this term we will administer the PAT tests in Reading and Maths.  These tests enable our Year 2 - 7 teachers to gather data on where our students sit, what areas of Maths and Reading need further instruction and what growth our students have achieved.  The data from these tests will also drive the curriculum for each class.  This program also gives teachers resources to use in order to assist students in these areas.  These tests are a requirement of the department.


Jodie Turpin

Diary Dates


12th - 16th August                      Science Week

13th - 16th August                      Life Education

Thursday 15th August               Zoom Patch Theatre - JP

Friday 16th August                     Just Romeo and Juliet - MP & UP

Tuesday 20th August                 Book Parade

Friday 23rd August                     RSPCA Fundraiser

Friday 30th August                     Hockey

Thursday 5th September          Student Free Day 

Friday 6th September                School Closure Day

Wednesday 18th September    School Photo Day

Friday 20th September              Colour Run

Friday 27th                                    Last Day of Term 2.10pm Finish

Getting to know......

Miss Knapton


How long have you been teaching?

4 years

What is your favourite subject to teach?

English. Specifically reading.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Fiji, because Miss Knapton is ready for some sunshine and warm weather!

If you could be any other occupation what would you be and why?

I wouldn't want to be anything other than a teacher!


What's Happening in ........

Rooom 3?


In room 3 the students are enjoying participating in their investigations lessons. These lessons support and encourage students to engage in activities that are specific to their own interests and develop their skills in experimentation, creativity, exploratory thinking and social skills that are essential not  only at school but also in life. Throughout the year new investigation spaces are created both based on the students interests and lines of inquiry but also as provocations to support them to develop new ideas and abilities.


Around our School

Community Information


Our fabulous STEM Café, managed by the wonderful Sandra, is a Governing Council run service funded entirely by sales made by our school community, so it relies solely on your support.

We would like to encourage all families to continue to use the STEM Café for all your yummy lunch and recess needs.

 If you don’t already have a menu, they can be collected from the front office, or viewed on our website. Also keep an eye out for specials that are run from time to time.

 Long Street thanks everybody for their support of our STEM Café.