The Grapevine 20-08-2021
From the Principal's desk
Well done to all of our students who participated in Athletics Day on the 5th August. I was really proud of how our students supported one another on the day and cheered each other on, giving encouragement and praise to their peers. Congratulations to those students who won an event or were recognised as age champions from the day.
We have Book Week celebrations coming up on Thursday 26th August with students encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. Please support your child in thinking about what character they might like to come dressed up as.
Does your child have a regular sleep routine where they go to bed at the same time each night and have a set time they wake up? Does your child have an alarm clock or does someone in the family take responsibility for waking everyone up in the morning? It is important that children try to follow a consistent routine with the time they go to bed and wake up in the morning to; 1. Ensure they get enough sleep, 2. Normalise the body clock, 3. Help them to wake up on time to get ready for school in the morning, 4. Aide in improved brain function, concentration and physical health. If you would like some support or strategies you and your child can use at home to improve your sleep routine, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Laura Masasso (Chaplain and Wellbeing Coordinator), Antoinette Tippett (College Nurse), Stephanie Shanahan (Assistant Principal) or alternatively your child can make a time to meet with the doctor or nurse from the Drs in Schools Program. Let us work together to make sure that your child is getting enough sleep and can get to school on time, ready for learning.
Have you been able to access all communications that get sent out from Robinvale College? You may not be aware that we regularly use a range of communication methods to ensure we are catering for a range of preferred communication platforms for our parents/carers.
Our preferred forms of communication are;
- Facebook and Twitter
- Grapevine Newsletter (using the new Schoolzine web / mobile app)
- SMS (for urgent or time sensitive notices)
- Compass portal (web / mobile app)
- Skoolbag (currently being phased out).
STUDENTS & STAFF IN NSW | The NSW directions state that students are permitted to leave home for education if the person attending the school, university or institution cannot learn from the person’s place of residence. Because schools in regional Victoria have returned to face-to-face education, remote learning can no longer be offered. Therefore, students are permitted to attend school on the Victorian side of the border, as this is an essential reason to leave home.
Staff who live in NSW can still attend work as they are ‘essential workers’ that cannot reasonably undertake their work from home, as we are not providing a ‘remote’ program at this stage.
All staff who need to cross the NSW-Vic border will need to make sure they have a cross-border permit by applying through https://www.service.vic.gov.au/.../border.../Transaction...
Congratulations to the SEL Award Recipients in Year 3/4 for displaying resilience.
Miss Sara Broster Principal
Our Foundation to Year 4 Learning Community will be celebrating 2021 Book Week on Thursday, 26th August with a ‘Book Week Dress Up Day’.
Students are asked to come to school dressed up as a book character with teachers planning fun-filled activities for their own classrooms. Unfortunately due to current Covid-19 restrictions there will be no parade this year and parents/guardians will not be allowed on-site.
It is anticipated that we will have live Facebook feeds (after 11.30am) of each classroom having their own parade.This is to ensure parents/guardians get to celebrate ‘Book Week Dress Up Day’ with our students.
Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed book week characters from each classroom. If you have any questions/queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher.
News from 1A
We have been focusing on Olympic and Paralympic values of: Friendship, Respect, Excellence and Determination as well as Resilience - bouncing back and Being Curious.
Congratulations to our classmates Gwendoline Masila-Liutolo and Darcy Jenner, Atheltic Sports 7 years Age Champions
ATHLETICS AGE CHAMPIONS 2021
Pictured below are the student who recieved their Age Champion medallions from Athletics Day.
We are currently looking to fill 1 parent/carer vacancy for College Council. You can nominate yourself or have someone nominate you. College Council members play a vital role in the governance of any school. Please have a think about whether you can help us out one evening a month.
Please let us know if you have any questions or you would like to discuss further please call the office on 50 263704. Anyone who has previously sat on College Council can re-nominate for a new term.
Cooking with VCAL
VCAL Work-Related students were in the cooking room today making some delicious food. Lisamaree and Asi cooked a coconut pie, Finn and Beau made pink vanilla cupcakes, and Frank, Jono, Jeremiah & Todd made butter chicken.
Year 9 Program
The Year 9 Program students are currently working in F-6 classes as part of their Community service. This happens on Tuesdays for one lesson.
Name this Book
Recently the Mountain Cattlemen's Association of Victoria (MCAV) launched a competition to name a book to be produced for primary age school children. All schools will receive a signed copy of the book being printed in September this year.Final entries will be judged by Year 12 students before the end of August. Winning entries in the colouring in competition will receive a small prize for their efforts. Stay tuned for the results