Newsletter January 29, 2015

FAMILY: ______________________________
1050 Wangaratta Whitfield Road,
OXLEY 3678
(03) 5727 3312
(03) 5727 3686
Jeremy Campbell
0429 889 289
[email protected]
Bank Acc:
Oxley Primary School
BSB: 063-531 Act: 10089185
NEWSLETTER 1 – Week ending 31st January
Attached to this newsletter is a term timetable
outlining all of our exciting events for term 1 for
both the students and their families. Please keep
in mind that some of these dates may change and
an updated version can either be found on the
Oxley Primary School app or our website.
The newsletter will be published on the website
each week, sent out via email and also posted on
the app. For this reason we are looking at
minimising our photocopying bill from $6000 to
$2,500 each year. This means that this year we
will only be printing hard copies for those parents
who really need one. Please complete our
attached survey and send back to school by
tomorrow otherwise we will assume that you
don’t require a hard copy.
Welcome Back
Welcome back everyone to the 2015 school
year and I must say how great it was to see so
many students come through the front gate
with huge smiles on their faces, looking
forward to the 2015 school year. Thank you
to all the parents and grandparents who also
dropped in to see their child’s classroom
teacher or who attended the assembly and
morning tea. We hope that you continue to
attend the many assemblies that we have
throughout the year. Our assemblies are held
on Monday mornings from 9:00 am – 9:20
2015 looks to be a very exciting year for all
the students, staff and parents. We have 4
classroom teachers, an excellent specialist
program and a huge shade sail over the
sandpit as well as the removal of the shelter
shed which has opened up the school grounds
It was a very busy break in terms of setting up
for the school year this year and I believe the
school is looking the best that it has ever
looked. I would like to do a general thank you
to everyone who helped over the break from
selecting the colour of the carpet for the year
5 and 6 classroom through to tearing down
the shelter shed to open up the school
grounds. There are a number of people that I
would particularly like to thank for their work
over the break and they include:
 Pam Bertalli for her continual
maintenance of the school grounds,
particularly the grass on the entrance
around the sandpit area. Your efforts
over the break were well and above
the call of duty of a parent, thank you
 Brad Currie who met me early one
morning over the break and left late
the same day after tearing down the
shelter shed (with the help of Pam),
Bruce Uebergang who got the ball
rolling by taking off the roof of the
shelter shed,
Jake and Sally Hackett who took all of
the wood from the shelter shed to
dispose of,
Shaun Ablazej our ICT technician for
climbing under the school building
and reconnecting some of our
computer points,
Lyn Gleeson our cleaner for the
amazing job that she has done in and
around our school.
The Pegler Family for the use of their
Preps will be attending school Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with
Wednesdays off until after the long weekend.
This means that they will start attending
Wednesdays at school from the 11th March
I would like to welcome our new preps to Oxley
Primary – Lily Byrne, Sidney Costello, Jedda
Driscoll, Grace Gehrig, Alice Hill, Charley Miller,
Eamon Mullins, Cooper Vincent, Letitia Williams,
Kade Jackson as well as Shelby Francis (grade 2),
Detroit Francis (grade 4), Zoe Baguley (grade 3)
and Alannah Baguley (grade 5).
We also welcome a number of new families to
the Oxley Community – Meghan and Ross
Gehrig, David and Lysa Baguley, Kelly and
Brett Jackson, Angella and Brett Francis. I’m
sure you will love everything this wonderful
school has to offer.
We will have a more detailed newsletter next
week once we have all had a chance to settle
Jeremy Campbell – Principal
Oxley Primary School is committed to
Nurturing confident, lifelong learners, in a
friendly rural community.
Happy birthday to the following students that
celebrated their birthdays over the Christmas
break: Logan McDonald, Eli Smiles, Shania
Hamilton, Jesse Parker, Jack Parker, Charlie
Hernandez, Tiana Williams and Addisyn
I would also like to welcome our staff back to
the 2015 school year. They have all had
fantastic holidays as well as being extremely
busy over the recent weeks organising for the
start of the year. We are extremely lucky to
have such dedicated staff. Thank you to you
Prep – 1
Mrs Batey is an exceptional teacher with a
wealth of knowledge across all curriculum
areas. Her classroom as always is looking
amazing and very inviting for all our new
students. We are very lucky to have her at
Year 2/3
Mr Porter will be our year 2 and 3 teacher and
always develops an excellent rapport with his
students. Mr Porter posted out a letter over
the break to all of his students which showed
excellent initiative. Well done Mr Porter.
Year 3 – 4
Nadia Tuccitto joins us from Parkwood Green
Primary School. She has been teaching for 5
years at Parkwood Primary (beginning as a
graduate) and luckily enough for us has
decided to relocate back to Wangaratta.
Nadia has already fitted in extremely well to
the staffing profile of not only the school but
also the cluster.
Nadia will be with the year 3 and 4 students
from Monday to Thursday and I will be in the
year 3 and 4 classroom on Fridays.
Year 5 – 6
Mr Shaw completes our teaching profile at
the head of the school with the year 5 and 6
group. Mr Shaw is an expert teacher in its
very literal meaning and he develops all
students within his classroom for the
transition to High School.
Mrs Farrell will once again be employed in
2015 (4 days a week up until lunch for the
first 15 weeks) to support the students from
Prep – 3 in literacy. We are very grateful Rosie
for all of the extra work that you do around
the school also, thank you.
Specialist Programs
Once again in 2015 we will be offering all of
the specialist programs that we had in 2014
which are; Art, Italian, Bluearth and Music
(starting term 2).
Support Staff
Jaye Miller is our excellent business manager
who works tirelessly for the school in a
number of roles. We have been extremely
lucky this year that Jaye has been flexible with
the days that she works to suit the school so
that we have someone in the office on a
Friday while I am teaching.
Rebecca Davern (Integration Aid in the year 5
and 6 room on a Monday and Friday) and
Helen Poidomani (OSHC Coordinator)
complete our entire staffing profile at this
stage. Both Bec and Helen are quality people
who run a quality program within the school
and we are extremely lucky to have them.
We have an open door policy at Oxley Primary
school so if you have any questions please
feel free to call in and talk to me or arrange a
time that suits your classroom teacher to talk
to them.
Our first Parents and Friends Association
meeting for the year will be held on Thursday
5th February in the staffroom after school at
7:00 pm with pizza and wine being supplied.
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new
parents in our community and have a lot of
fun along the way. Please come along as it
will be a fun night and more of an opportunity
to mix and mingle and meet parents from
within our community.
The next school council meeting will be held
on Thursday 12th February, at 7.30pm. This
meeting will be with the members from last
year’s school council.
More information regarding School Council
will follow next week.
There is a change with this program and we
are waiting to see what happens with the
funding for Active. I will let you know when I
find out.
Welcome back to a new year of After School
Care at Kid Bizz. Important information for
parents: After School Care runs from 3.30 pm
to 6.00 pm for parents/guardians that require
care for their children after school hours.
If you require this service please notify the
school prior to end of classes. Bookings are
essential and are taken via the phone or in
the school office. If you need to cancel your
booking, please notify by 3.00 pm or fees will
still apply. If a student is not collected by bus
time 3.50pm, they will be brought into After
School Care and fees will apply. Fees for 2014
are as follows: 1hr = $7.50 and 1-2.5hrs =
$15.00. This will decrease according to your
If you require any new items of uniform
please see me for an order form. I will be
placing an order next Thursday. Thanks Jaye
Thank you to all the parents that donated tissues to their children’s classroom last year. We are
asking all parents to send a full box of tissues with your child next week. Boxes will be distributed
to classrooms as required. Thank you.
We are heading in the right direction and appreciate everybody’s assistance in reaching our goal of
making Oxley Primary NUT FREE or as nut free as we can get! Please continue to cut out any nut
products that you send with your child to school – this includes peanut butter. We also ask you to
stress the importance that your child doesn’t share their lunch with other students due to the many
allegories that we are now aware of in our society. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Little Duck Catering 4 Kids
Mondays and Fridays – starts next week
The food is nutritious, delicious and there are lots of homemade items to be enjoyed.
This is how it works:
Orders can be placed online ( the night before or students can bring in
money and their order in a brown paper bag or envelope on the day.
There will be a box located on the small white table in the foyer where these orders can be dropped
as students arrive at school.
Orders will be collected on the morning of our allocated days (Mondays & Fridays)
Lunch orders will be delivered back to school in class tubs.
Attached to this newsletter is an order form. Order forms will also be kept in close to the money
box in the foyer.
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The newsletter will be published on the website each week, sent out via email and also posted on
the app. For this reason we are looking at minimising our photocopying bill from $6000 to $2,500
each year. This means that this year we will only be printing hard copies for those parents who
really need one. Please complete the tear off section tomorrow and return.
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