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  • July 14th 2016 Also available on our website @ Issue No 21

    27 Spencer St, Nar Nar Goon 3812 Phone: 5942 5311

    [email protected]

    From The Principal’s Desk Dear Parents and Friends, Welcome back to a new term everyone! I hope you were all able to enjoy some quality time with your children and families and that you

    were also able to keep warm! Term three promises to be a busy term and is generally the term where students make great gains in their

    learning. The teachers all came in regularly during the holidays and have planned some exciting learning programs for all classes to enjoy.


    The first few days of this term have started off very smoothly, with all children settling down well to both work and respectful play. All

    classroom teachers have revisited our school values, classroom behaviour expectations and the key messages of Play is the Way. We also

    held a whole school assembly on Monday morning reminding the children of our expectations of their behaviour in the yard. The grade 5s

    and 6s have been on Peer Mediation duty in the playground and have already displayed great leadership by supporting our younger

    students to overcome and/or manage small issues. We have teachers on yard duty alongside our Peer Mediators to ensure all children feel

    safe and supported at all times.

    Every staff member at Nar Nar Goon Primary also has up to date First Aid Qualifications to manage any injuries or illnesses that may

    arise and on the odd occasion when there are serious injuries, we do not hesitate to call an ambulance. With this in mind, it is important

    that all parents understand that the Education Department does not have Ambulance Cover or Health Insurance for students and the school

    is not required to reimburse parents for the cost of an ambulance or medical expenses arising from accidents at school. It is therefore

    highly recommended that parents make their own personal arrangements for health and ambulance cover while their children attend



    Thankyou everyone for your understanding and patience in regards to the situation with lunch orders this week. As explained on the

    website, the Nar Nar Goon Eatery has experienced increased business demands since taking over the Milk Bar and found it difficult to

    pick up and deliver lunch orders five days a week. As such, we have approached the Nar Nar Goon Take Away/Fish and Chip Shop who

    have agreed to take over the lunch orders for us. The new menu is going home with all children today and lunch orders will commence as

    per normal arrangements with the new business from Monday (18th July).


    If you have recently visited the front office you will have noticed that we have added some new features such as a glass partition for the

    office ladies to work behind and a new trophy cabinet. The glass partition was necessary for security purposes, particularly on those

    occasions when money is being handled or when confidential phone calls are being made to parents.

    The trophy cabinet has allowed us to display more prominently those shields and trophies that were previously on the shelves and walls

    high up above the office partition (almost out of sight). We were very excited to include some historical artefacts in the trophy cabinet

    such as a Sports Championship Shield dating back to 1929 and the original school bell that was used before the school was rebuilt on its

    present site. Thank you to Graham Cox for polishing up the beautiful bell and erecting a stand for it to be displayed on so prominently in

    the cabinet. When you get a chance, please feel free to pop in and have a close look at the new display cabinet.


    Congratulations to Sam H in Grade 6 for achieving a score of 95 out of 100 for his recent Keyboard Examination. Well done Sam!

    Congratulations also to those representatives from each grade who received awards for excellent sportsmanship from Mr Laforet at the

    end of last term: Kalarni B (FW), Chase H (FS), Mason R (1/2B), Cooper G (1/2L), Xavier L (1/2V), Bella K (3G), Joel R (4/5C), Echo F

    (4/5M, Cameron J (4/5T), Mason B (6N).

    I would also like to make special mention of those 40+ students who received 100% attendance certificates at the end of last term. What

    an outstanding effort by all of these children and congratulations to you as parents for ensuring your children are making the most of

    every learning opportunity available to them. It would be wonderful if we could double (or even triple) that number of children receiving

    certificates at the end of the year –THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING TO REALLY CELEBRATE!!

    Kind regards,

    Mrs Fran Van Lambaart

    40 kph

    In Spencer


    At All Times

    Your feedback is important to us. If you have a concern or would like to raise a complaint as a parent, please speak to the classroom teacher in the first

    instance, Team leader in the second instance (ie: Prep: Jodie Watt, Grade 1/2: Keira Vukovic, Grade 3-6: Jacqui Cutler). Otherwise, please contact the

    principal Mrs Fran Van Lambaart by calling the office to arrange an appointment.

  • S D A A R W

    Congratulations to these children for receiving this week’s awards.












    Planning has now begun for 2017. For those

    families who intend to enrol their child for next

    year, could you please return completed forms

    ASAP. This is most important as it will enable us

    to accurately plan for the 2017 year. Please return Prep enrolments for next year ASAP

    as we are already in the process of planning classes

    for 2017.

    Also, if you intend on leaving the school at the end

    of the year, please let the office know as soon as




    Tynan M Bella C

    Mason B Hannah S

    Katharine F

    JULY Monday 18th PAFA Meeting Monday 25th School Council 7pm Friday 29th F-6 Whole School Athletics Carnival—NEW DATE!

    AUGUST Tuesday 2nd Wheel’s Day Thursday 4th Y3/4 Hooptime Debating Monday 8th-Wednesday 10th Book Fair Monday 8th Y5/6 Hooptime Monday 15th PAFA Meeting Tuesday 16th Family Life Program 6pm-7pm Y3/4, 7pm-8pm Y5/6 Thursday 18th Debating Monday 22nd School Council 7pm Wednesday 24th-Tuesday 30th Life Education Thursday 25th Friday 26th Y3 Taskworks Thursday 25th District Athletics Tuesday 30th Father’s Day Stall Wednesday 31st—Friday 2nd Y4 Allambee Camp

    SEPTEMBER Monday 5th– Friday 9th Literacy And Numeracy Week Monday 5th Father’s Day Breakfast Wednesday 7th Art Show Friday 9th Book Character Dress Up Day Friday 16th Footy Day/Meal Deal Day





    Personal property is often brought to school by Students

    and visitors. This can include mobile phones,

    calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked

    on school premises. The Department of Education does

    not hold insurance for personal property brought to

    schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or

    damage to such property.

    Students should be discouraged from bringing any

    unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school

    Please read the below details to ensure you are fully

    aware of the department’s policy:

    Parents/guardians of students, who do not have

    student accident insurance, are responsible for paying

    the cost of medical treatment for injured students,

    including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport

    and any other transport costs.

    Parents/guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers

    The Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property



    Popcorn, Dim Sims & Soup

    50cents each



    We have confirmed with The Good Guys, Pakenham they are still offering Pakenham Bucks!

    When you are making a purchase, please mention the school before making your payment & you

    will receive a voucher which can be returned to school.


    **PAFA Meeting**

    We are meeting on Monday, 18th July in the Staff Room at 9.15am to discuss Term 3 events.

    Everyone is welcome to attend!