Our school House Sports Thursday was a fantastic day, along with our welcome BBQ this day gets bigger and better every year. Many thanks to all the staff, students and parents for their work and help on the day, our Trademark values of Respect, Excellence, Care and Teamwork were on full display for everyone to see. Thank you to our wonderful PFA and parents who cooked the BBQ, served lunch, assisted with events and cleaned up.
In Discovery Learning at Woolsthorpe where our Learning Process is most visible we use students, parents and teachers passions to hook learners in, generate curiosities, wonderings and questions. We then give learners ownership, space and time to Grow Knowledge, Dig Deeper, and Share their learning with the world. ‘Knowing what to do when learners don’t know what to do is a valued part of Discovery Learning’
Discovery Learning iBook – Discovery Learning iBook
Discovery Learning Planner – Discovery Learning- Student Planner & Tracker
Student Leaders Congress 2017 project
As student leaders we are working towards making our school community a happier, healthier and more resilient community. We wanted to implement strategies that will have a positive and sustainable impact on the wellbeing of our school community. Over the year we will be working on three elements of wellbeing, MINDFULNESS, GRATITUDE and EMPATHY. The aim of the ‘dis project’ is to equip our school community with strategies and tools to be more mindful, grateful and empathetic which in turn will result in a more resilient school community.
Choosing a school for your child’s education is the most important decision that as parents you will ever make. So choosing the right school is vital. Here at Woolsthorpe Primary School we aim to make this decision making process easy. We invite you to visit our school and see for yourself why our school is unique and special.
School Prospectus – Why Woolsthorpe
School Information – WPS FLYER 2017
Come see for yourself – COME SEE FOR YOURSELF
New Enrolments Welcome any time
- Call and arrange a school tour for a time that suits you
- Come see for yourself what our school has to offer
- Prospectuses and Information packs available
Education Week Celebrations Monday May 22 – 26
- School Tours, Open Classrooms, Kitchen Garden Program Showcase, BIG MATHS in action
Enrolment Week for 2018 Preps July 24 – 28
- This is when enrolment forms for 2018 are ready and lodged
- To register an enrolment please contact Suzi
Welcome back to the 2017 school year. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and summer break. I’m sure students are refreshed ready for another year of new learning opportunities and fun. We send out a warm welcome to our new families and Prep students. It was great to see our Preps enjoy their first day with Mrs Austen and start their learning journey here at Woolsthorpe.
Our wonderful PFA and parent helpers have again gone above and beyond over the summer holidays cooking our famous Woolsthorpe Primary School Pancakes at Port Fairy Parks, Koroit Truck Show and the Lake Pertobe Markets. A big thank you to all our families (and friends) who did a Pancake shift over the holidays. Your dedication to our school doesn’t go unnoticed, and we thank you for your continued support.
A big thank you also to the parents and students who watered our school oval and kept our veggie garden in good order during the holidays. The new oval is looking green and ready to go for our PE/Sport programs and lunch time cricket/football games.
Term 1 is always lots of fun with our school House Sports (athletics) Program. The House Sports are a great way to start the school year off, revisiting our Trademark values of Respect, Excellence, Care and Teamwork, across the school. As in past years, the House Sports Day at Brauerander Park is a whole day family event, please save this day in your diary: Wednesday, March 15. We have our PFA welcome BBQ on this day also and the whole family is welcome.
This year we have our School Fete – Country Fair. Traditionally held every two years, this is the biggest fundraising event for the school. It is also a great school community event, showcasing our amazing school to the families in our local community and area. We will be calling on everyone, to chip in and get involved in some way. We cannot hold our Fete without all families helping. Fete co-ordinator meetings will take place over the coming weeks, as work begins planning for our Country Fair. If there are businesses out there interested, we will again be offering sponsorship packages and opportunities.
Our Kitchen Garden Program will kick off again with our grade 5/6s on February 13. We are always looking for new parent helpers for our cooking days and gardening projects. If you are interested in helping and getting involved please leave your name with Suzi. Information about the Kitchen Garden Program will come home soon in our newsletter.
Communication and Information
Our Tiqbiz App along with our School Newsletter, is how we communicate between home and school with Parents. This year our school newsletter will be published Fortnightly with Tiqbiz used more for day to day communication and reminders. All parents need the Tiqbiz App set up on their phones to access our newsletter and receive information and updates. The newsletter is also emailed and on our school website.
We will also be using the Tiqbiz App as a messaging service for updates, notes and other information. If you need help to set up the Tiqbiz App on your phone please contact Suzi.
A great way to see and find out all that’s happening here at school in the classroom is via our Twitter feeds. Follow the school @woolsthorpeps and your child’s class to see all the great things happening.
Our school Facebook page has posts and updates, along with some information about programs and events. The Kitchen Garden Program has a Facebook page also, where they are sharing all the great things happening in the garden and recipes they are cooking.
Again, welcome back to a new year of learning, fun and discovery. I look forward to meeting new parents, students and working with all families in 2017.
Our new and refreshed Kitchen Garden program this year is doing some amazing things in the garden and kitchen. The students are learning so many new life skills and using our school Learning Process to engage in this unique school based program.
Check out the Kitchen Garden Program Facebook page and like the page to get updates- https://www.facebook.com/WPSKGP/
Our Kitchen Garden program is special and unique, it is fully funded, with no extra cost to parents, by the school and run by our parents who volunteer their time. Our parent helpers are so important to the program and we cannot do this without them.
Our KGP parent co-ordinating team are looking for more parent helpers and mentors to come along and see what the program is about and how easy it is to be involved and have fun with the students. You do not need to be an expert in cooking or gardening. Part of the program is learning with the students and each other. I know myself and the teachers are learning all the time about cooking and gardening, getting some great ideas to try at home with our own families.