Principal – Jenny Leppard
2 Cadbury Road CLAREMONT TAS 7011
Phone: 6249 0600 Phone (Absences): 6249 0699
Fax : 6275 2984
Email : Windermere.Primary@education.tas.gov.au
AASP Swimming G3-6
AASP Swimming Prep-2 Athletics Carnival
Finish at 12:30pm
LIFT excursion to
Assembly led by 6IP,
presenting are PBL,
3/4C & 5V 1:45pm
AASP Swimming Prep-2 Ally‟s Angels Purple &
Yellow Free Dress Day
Early Childhood Track
Kinder 9:00 - 10:00 am
Prep - 2 10:00 am start
Bellerive Beach PBS
Reward Prep - 4
Finish at 12:30pm
GROW Meeting 3pm
Assembly led by 5/6I,
& 4/5H 1:45pm
Ride To School Day
Hot Cross Bun Orders
Reports Go Home
Assembly led by 5V,
presenting are 1V, 4SL
& 6IP 1:45pm
V8 Supercars PBS
4/5 Harries excursion
Meet the Teacher sessions last week. If
you were unable to attend and would like
to „meet‟ your child‟s new teacher, please
contact them directly to make a mutually
convenient time to meet. Formal reporting
times for this year will be just before
Easter, in July and at the end of the year.
However, if you have any questions or
concerns at any stage about your child‟s
progress, please contact the teacher
directly. Similarly, if the teacher has any
concerns, they will contact you to arrange
a time to meet.
A big thank you to all parents who
the year 5-6 camp. All students had a great
time and made it through the night (and so
did staff!) As well as a fabulous bonding
opportunity, students have also engaged in
lots of leadership activities to set them up
for the year ahead. One highlight was the
election of House Captains, run by a
representative from the Australian
Electoral Commission. Well done to all
students who stood for election. It takes
courage to put yourself forward for such a
role and even if you weren‟t selected, this
is a valuable learning experience for life.
Voting was so close that one captain and
two vice captains were elected for each
house. Congratulations to the following
students on your successful election!
Connewarre: Caitlyn Green (Captain),
Derwent: Alissa Bailey (Captain), Chelsy
Crosswell (Vice), Montana Fletcher (Vice)
Melaleuca: Diana Hawke (Captain), Riley
Phillips-Lee (Vice), Mathew Stanton (Vice)
Wellington: Tahlia Strong (Captain),
Connor Murray (Vice), Joel Triffitt (Vice)
opportunity to design this year‟s Leavers‟
tops. The „winning design‟ will be chosen
and made into tops as soon as possible so
that students can wear the tops for as long
as possible this year. Special thanks to
teachers who stayed overnight at the
camp. It is a big commitment to be away
from your own families for the night but
I‟m sure students appreciated it! Thanks
also to all staff who attended the barbeque
tea. It was great to see you all there!
This Friday is our school Athletics Carnival
most welcome to attend! The carnival will
commence at 11:30 and conclude by 2:45.
You should have already received a
program so you can see the order of
events. If you have lost yours, please just
ask for another copy at the office. In past
years there has sometimes been confusion
about how students are selected for the
inter school carnival. Students are
allocated to a division, as a result of their
times in class PE lessons. Only students
who compete in Division 1 events, will be
eligible for selection to the inter-school
carnival. If you have any queries about this,
please don‟t hesitate to discuss further
with our Health and Wellbeing teacher,
Ms Georgina Harris.
A reminder that next Tuesday 5 March is
far we have received 6 parent nominations
for election to the committee. If you
would like to nominate but have lost your
form, please just ask for another one at
the office. This is your opportunity to have
a say in how our school is run. We always
welcome new membership, so don‟t be
shy if you haven‟t been before. If you
would like to know more about the role
of the Association, please pop in to see me
or ask one of our current parent reps.
Learning for Life
Newsletter No. 4 – 26 February 2013
The school Athletics Carnival will be held this Friday 1
all grades 3-6 students. A program has been sent home,
spare copies are available from the office.
A reminder that the 1500m is on Monday 4th March
Congratulations to the follow students for their efforts
1st Ben Oakley
2nd Maurice Noisier
3rd Chelsy Croswell
3rd Jake Cripps
4th Will Hale
1st Makayla Bott
1st Jamie Cook
2nd Jake Powell
3rd April Clark
4th Zhoe Davies
4th Jacob Nichols
National Ride2School Day
National Ride2School day is on Friday 22 March. Along
with thousands of other schools around the country we
are encouraging our students and their families to leave
the car at home on this day. Our families will get a taste
of the benefits, ease and fun involved in choosing to walk
and wheel to school.
A reminder that validation forms need to be returned to
your child‟s class teacher as soon as possible.
Please check that all information is correct. It is vital we
during the day. Only parent / guardian information is
printed on the forms please make sure any other
emergency contacts are added.
If you have a child who is not yet school age, come along
and join in a fun morning of inside and outside play,
singing and dancing, crafts and lots more. Come and
meet other mums and dads and enjoy this play based
program run by Merrin and supported by our teacher
When : Fridays 8:45 – 11:00am
and a drink of water
of new small paintbrushes, unwanted, unused plaster and
any craft items from home.
Volunteers - if any parents, grandparents or carers
would be able to give 30 minutes (or more) to help with
class/Association stalls on the night could you please see
your child‟s class teacher or leave your name and phone
number at the office and someone from the Fundraising
Committee will contact you.
This year at the fair there will be:
Under 5's play area
Teddy bear competition
Claremont College band
MAC van (free activities)
Parent rest area
Kelly Sports display
8 different food vendors
Unlimited ride passes - are available for pre-purchase
from the uniform shop for $25.00 each. A receipt will be
issued with payment and will need to be presented to
the ride vendor to receive a wrist band on the day.
Passes are available on the day for $30.00 each.
Price without unlimited pass:
Kids car ride
Don‟t forget if you use Pizza Hut Glenorchy ask for your
receipt and drop it into the office. For every $1000 of
receipts the school will receive $200 worth of pizza's.
We are nearly there so keep them coming.
School photos are on Wednesday 20th and Thursday
21st March. Envelopes were sent home last week, if you
require a family envelope they are available from the
school office. Please return photo envelopes with money
to class teachers before photo day.
Relay for Life
On Friday 8 March the school will be raising money for
Ally‟s Angels. Ally‟s Angels is a team that will be going in
the relay for life. Please come dressed in purple and
yellow. Gold coin donation required.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you something of what
I am one of a team supporting student and school needs in the Southern Learning
and Support Teachers as well as other specialist support personnel. As a School
Psychologist, I am a registered teacher and psychologist, with qualifications, training and
experience in both fields.
Generally, school concerns are handled by the teaching staff. However, there are
be able to assist.
My job as School Psychologist is to support students, and school staff in the work they do. I am available for
Parents are also welcome to contact me in regard to concerns about their children, and sometimes I may get in
touch with you. I spend some of my time assessing students‟ skills and learning abilities, listening to teachers and,
with them, making decisions on how best to meet students needs. I am consulted on a variety of issues by parents,
students and teaching staff. For example, personal crises and tragedy, problems of getting along with other
students, grief, stress, dealing with bullying, disruptive behaviour, classroom management, planning for future goals
and counselling for desired changes.
At Windermere all staff work for best outcomes for our students. It is my job to work with the school and plan for
effective learning is the realm of the School Psychologist and other Windermere Support personnel.
My base school is Windermere Primary School. This year I will be at Windermere Primary on Mondays, Tuesdays
so that I can call you back.
Val Boyd, School Psychologist.
Wed 27 Feb
Uniform Shop News
Adjustable hats are now at the uniform shop
and limited second hand stock available. New hair
bows and clips have also arrived from 3 different
The uniform shop is open at the following times:
Monday and Wednesday:
8:30 - 9:00 am
Are you turning 10 or 11 years old this year and
interested in having fun, making new friends, learning
new skills and keeping active? Come join a club netball
We hold junior netball clinics and have a senior buddy
If you would like any information please contact Katie
Claremont Girl Guides
Claremont Girl Guides are holding a car boot sale on
Saturday 2 March from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the car
park opposite Claremont Village in Boxhill Road.
The cost of a stall is $10 inside (includes table) or $5
For more information please phone R Midson on 0437