St Andrews PS Newsletter

14th of February 2020

Principal News

Friday saw us say a sad but excited farewell to our dear 2/3 teacher, Carla HIllsley. We wish her the very best of luck on her new adventure and cannot wait to meet her new bundle of joy soon! Ryan is ready and rearing to go this week and cannot wait to jump into taking our 2/3 class on a new adventure. 

We were super excited to welcome Cindy McLeish to school on Friday morning to our special Captains assembly. Not only did we announce our Term 1 Echidna Council Members and new House Leaders but we were so proud to announce Ivy D and Lilah M as our 2020 School Captains, Archer D as our 2020 Sports Captain and Kelly M as our 2020 Student Voice Captain. We cannot wait to see what they achieve as a group here at STAPS. 

We had a breif but positive final School Council meeting on Thursday night, discussing our plans both within and beyond the school in 2020. Look out for detailed communication soon on how you can join the new School Council for 2020. This is a crucial role in keeping our school functioning and prospering and if you're passionate about our school and your child's education, please give a thought to joining our great little council.  

We've got a few exciting activites on this week.

- 4/5/6 Kayaking on Wednesday

- Grade 6 Leadership Day on Thursday and

- Bike Education commencing on Friday

Keep an eye out for further information over coming days. 

We also have enjoyed and and are thankful for the great range of parents that come in and take part in great activities with our student each week. Whether it be gardening or reading, we thank every volunteer we have in our school! Please do not hesitate to ask your child's teacher about how you can get involved. 

Dates to Remember

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Feb 19thKayaking at Lilydale Lake4/5/6 class
Thursday Feb 20thStudent Leadership DayGrade 6
Thursday Feb 27thInfo Night & Social BBQ 5:30pmAll
Friday Feb 28thFees dueAll 
Friday 28/2 - 20/3Bike Ed on FridaysP-6
Monday March 9thLabour Day - NO SCHOOLAll
Wednesday Mar 11thSchool PhotosAll
Thursday Mar 12thCoffee and Chat with HayleyAll Parents Welcome
Thursday Mar 12thSchool CouncilNew & existing Members
Thursday Mar 19thCurriculum Day - NO SCHOOLAll
Friday Mar 20thBullying No Way DayAll
Friday Mar 27thFelicity's Last Day
Friday Mar 27thLast Day of School2:30pm finish

Assembly Dates

Friday: Feb 21st, March 6th, March 20th

2020  Term Dates

TermStart DateEnd DateLength
Term 129th January  (Wed)27th March9 weeks
Term 214th April (Tues)26th June11 weeks
Term 313th July18th September10 weeks
Term 45th October18th December11 weeks

Curriculum Days 

  • Thursday 19th March
  • Thursday 7th May
  • Friday 24th July
  • Wednesday 25th November

Classroom News

Never a dull moment in P/1 with Felicity!

What's happening in STEM with Chan?

Last week was about a substance that floats on water and can create a mean smoke cloud. What is it? Check it out on the S.T.E.M. summary:

Friday's Captains Assembly. Congratulations to our 2020 STAPS Leaders.

Community News

Community Safety Notice

Ready for Footy to Start?

Bushfire Benefit