February Family STEAM Challenge

This year our families will be invited to participate in our monthly ‘Family STEAM Challenge’.

For the month of February we are challenging our families to create a rocket to help them blast off to a great school year.  These are to be created using recycled materials with snaps of these wonderful creations to be shared on our ‘Parents and Carers Facebook Page’ or through sharing at school in class.

We can’t want to see what wonderful creations our families can construct!  See the official flyer below.

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Welcome to 2017!

Our first week back for 2017 has been a very exciting one indeed!

– We welcomed our new 2017 Foundation students who were at school until 12.30 each day.

– We welcomed a number of new families to our school, with new students in all levels.

– We welcomed two new staff members, Miss Rachael Whyte, who is teaching a grade 3/4 class, and Miss Kailey Scott who is running our art program this year.

– Our new school captains ran their very first assembly, showing great leadership skills through their organisation and public speaking

–  All of our students began their studies with our beginning school program called ‘Blast Off!’ which will run for another week or two!

All in all it has been a great start to our school year.  We cannot wait to see what great things our students achieve as they ‘rocket to success!’

Building Project Update

We’re excited that our major building project is to commence at the end of this term.  This will see a large portion of our older main building demolished to make way for a new and exciting building which will stretch diagonally across the front of our school block.  This new building will include a new administration centre, a large multipurpose room which will include space for our OSHC Program, as well as a number of classrooms, and a general learning space to be dedicated to science.

In the meantime, there have been many updates to our grounds to improve the facilities we provide to our students.  We have had a retaining wall built around our junior playground to keep our soft fall in, and to provide seating.  Our basketball and netball courts were resurfaced late last year in a vibrant blue, and we have plans to have our oval re-sprigged over the summer period!  It’s all happening at Roslyn Primary School!

We are one of the luckiest schools having ample space for our students to run and play, and these further improvements will certainly make us ‘the best school in Geelong’ to quote our Roslyn Song!

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Did you know that Roslyn has its own song?

Many years ago ‘The Roslyn Song’ was written to celebrate our wonderful school.  We sing this at the end of each term, and on special occasions with great enthusiasm.

In recent years our talented ‘Music Group’ has written the accompanying music, which they perform on the marimbas, ukuleles and other music instruments!

Read below the Facebook post from Libby Coker, Federal Labor Candidate for Corangamite, from her visit this week with the Shadow Education Minister, Kate Ellis MP.  It really is a catchy tune!

Take a look at the words to our song found in the ‘About Us’ tab on this website.  Perhaps you can join us in singing it next time?

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Farewell Mrs Turcinov!

Today we farewell Mrs Denise Turcinov who officially retires from her service to Education today.

Denise has been a staff member at Roslyn Primary School since 1991, having seen 25 years worth of Roslyn students! Her service in Education spans 39 years, beginning her career at Corio West Primary School before Roslyn, including a number of years of family leave.

During her time at Roslyn Primary School, Denise has been the Acting Principal, and was actively involved in the School Council.  The bulk of her time at Roslyn has seen her in a classroom role, but she has recently facilitated our Physical Education program.

We will be officially saying goodbye to Mrs Turcinov at Friday’s assembly, and welcome our community to this event to wish her all the best in her retirement!

Outside School Hours Care – Curriculum Day Arrangements

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please be advised that the O.S.H.C. Program will be open on our Curriculum Day, Friday 22nd April if we have the numbers required.

If you would  like to book your child / children in for the day please contact the school as soon as possible either via email, phone or in person to either Jake (OSHC Coordinator) or the office.

All bookings must be made by Tuesday, 19th April so we can confirm numbers, and the appropriate staffing.

If we have to cancel the program due to insufficient numbers we will let you know Wednesday, 20th April.

If you have any questions please contact the school.

Grade 5/6 – What’s the state of matter Science experiments!

We are in a state, a state of matter that is! Grade 5/6 students will be presenting a very special science show, complete with amazing experiments based on our work with solids, liquids and gases. The experiments have been adapted by our students using the knowledge that they have learnt in our chemical science inquiry since the start of the year. Our science show will be starting at 5:45pm sharp. Be sure to be on time so you don’t miss out on any of our fantastic work.

Thanks,

5/6 Team

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Deakin University Science Visit

Our community was very excited to recently host around seventy third-year Deakin University students training in Primary Education.  These training teachers came in to work with small groups of students focusing on science. Students across the school were involved in numerous activities exploring the concepts of biological science, and were very excited to work with these aspiring teachers.

Over the past few years Roslyn Primary School have developed a strong relationship with the Science Education unit at Deakin University.  It’s exciting to see the strength of our students in science.  We look forward to further visits with our new friends from Deakin University in the coming weeks!

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Happy Easter!

OnIMG_1639 Thursday, our last day for term one, our community celebrated Easter with an Easter Hat Parade.  There were some very creative hats on show!

While the students were out at play time a very sneaky guest popped in unnoticed, leaving his tracks all through the building, sharing Easter eggs in the classrooms before escaping out of a window!

Everyone at Roslyn Primary School wishes you all a very happy Easter, and a safe and enjoyable holiday break!