Winters Flat Primary School
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3 Roberts Ave
Castlemaine VIC 3450
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Email: winters.flat.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 5472 1522

FLAT CHAT |12th June 2019

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FLAT CHAT |12th June 2019

A MODULAR BUILDING PROJECT

On Friday our local member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards representing the Education Minister James Merlino came to school to officially announce the funding that Winters Flat would receive for a new modular building. The proposed completion of the new building is approximately 12 months.

Once again I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Maree, Katie Wilson and members of our school council and community past and present, who lobbied so strongly for this funding.

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FAREWELL KIM

As many of you may have already heard our chaplain and student welfare coordinator Kim Collins is leaving Winters Flat at the end of term. We are so grateful for the work Kim has done with individuals and groups of students as well as initiating some great connections in our wider school community and she will be sorely missed.

At first Kim is going to be travelling overseas and then relocating away from Castlemaine. We wish her all the very best for the next phase in her life and thank her warmly for her work here at the school.

Please take the opportunity to see Kim before she leaves.

We are currently advertising a position under the school chaplaincy program which closes on Friday.

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TRIVIA

Tickets are selling fast! We look forward to a great night of fun with prizes thrown in. Look forward to seeing you there.

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WORKING BEE FOR TERM 2

Our next working bee here at school is at 9:00am on Sunday 23rd June. Most of the work required will involve removing and hauling branches to the tip and a general tidy up. Please let us know if you can help. Chain saws, pruning saws and trailers will be of great assistance.

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PARENTING IDEAS - Michael Grose

This week’s article (pdf) is another feature about helping children manage anxiety.

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Suzanne Kinnersly

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GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY

On Friday 14th June, Prep and Grade 1 children will host an afternoon tea for grandparents and special friends. (See below for more event details).

There will be a display of picture books from Stoneman's Bookroom from Wednesday through to Friday in the Junior area.  These books are available to purchase for donation to the Winters Flat library. 

Grandparents or special friends may like to make a donation of a book.  Book plates will be pasted into the book displaying the person's name who donated the book.   Any donations are much appreciated.

We would also like to ask for volunteers to help contact any donated books next week, and to also thank Gail Reynolds, Briscoe F's grandmother, for doing an awesome job in putting contact on lots of books in the library.  

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SECOND HAND UNIFORMS

We have a large amount of second-hand uniform for sale, especially jumpers which are always handy in this weather.

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CURRICULUM DAY - 15th July

There will be a curriculum day on the first day of Term 3 - Monday.  No students required back at school until Tuesday 16th July.

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Karen Mahoney & Renae Wilson

Office

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THIS WEEK IN THE KITCHEN & GARDEN...

What we're cooking in the kitchen the last two weeks of term...

Risotto of the imagination (garden greens)

Spicy pumpkin soup

Seasonal fruit muffins (Using our fruit preserves)

Andrews simple bread recipe (focaccia)

Hummus

Aioli

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Remember, all our recipes are available on our school website, so you can try them at home.

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And what we're harvesting from the garden...

Kale

Rainbow chard

Rosemary

Lettuce

Fennel frongs

Eggplants

Jerusalem artichoke

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Jane & Terry
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

BEST CLASS ATTENDANCE (CUMALONG CUP)

The class with the best school attendance for the week ending May 31st is P/1A.

The class with the best school attendance for the week ending June 7th is 4/6B.

Jun
14
Fri
Event Info
Jun
14
Fri

14 Jun 2019

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Afternoon

Prep & Grade 1 Children   -  Friday 14th June, 2019

 Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Afternoon is a special occasion where students in Grade Prep and One show their guests around their classroom and then share a short performance with their Grandparents/Special Friends.

 This week we are sending home an invitation with children in Grades P/1 for their grandparents or special friends to attend our special afternoon from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

To assist preparations for this day we need to know numbers and the names of visitors attending.  Please let your child’s teacher know if your child is unable to have a visitor, so arrangements can be made to ‘share’ visitors.  If extra invitations are desired, please let us know.

 To enable a special afternoon tea for the children and their visitors, could parents please bring a plate of food to share on the day.

 If you could complete the following information slips and return them to the appropriate classroom teacher by Wednesday 12th June, this would assist greatly with our organising.

Many Thanks

Fiona Johnston and Bianca Alvarez Harris

Event Info
Jun
14
Fri

14 Jun 2019

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Jun
14
Fri
Event Info
Jun
14
Fri

14 Jun 2019

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Audience: Selected students

Location: Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park

Address: 13 Fryers Road, Chewton, 3450, Vic

Cost: $10

The Goldfields Soccer Carnival is on!!!. It’s an opportunity for Winters Flat students to participate in a fun, inclusive and active environment. 

Please bring suitable clothing for soccer including boots, shin guards and mouth guard. Winters Flat school uniform. Any required medication.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED AT WINTERS FLAT BY 8.30AM FOR A PROMPT DEPARTURE @ 8.45 AS WE ARE SHARING A BUS WITH CASTLEMAINE PS.

 

Event Info
Jun
14
Fri

14 Jun 2019

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Audience: Selected students

Location: Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park

Address: 13 Fryers Road, Chewton, 3450, Vic

Cost: $10

Sam Milner - Winters Flat Primary School - CASTLEMAINE
Phone: 0354721522
Email: winters.flat.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Excursion
Jun
15
Sat
Event Info
Jun
15
Sat

15 Jun 2019

8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: Castlemaine Senior Citizens Centre

Address: Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, 3450, Vic

Cost: $50 table of 6 or $10 per person

Winters Flat Primary School presents a night of trivia.  Your chance to prove that you are cleverer than the teachers!  Lock in that baby sitter for a night of child-free entertainment at Castlemaoine Senior Citizens Centre.

Tables of up to 6 people $50 or $10 per person to enter into a mixed team.

Bar available on the night - Snacks to buy - Prizes to be won

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Event Info
Jun
15
Sat

15 Jun 2019

8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: Castlemaine Senior Citizens Centre

Address: Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, 3450, Vic

Cost: $50 table of 6 or $10 per person

Jun
17
Mon
Event Info
Jun
17
Mon

17 Jun 2019

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Winters Flat Primary School

Address: 3 Roberts Avenue, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria

School councils play a key role in all Victorian Government schools. The School Council gives a voice to the parent and carer community, and supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes for students.

Winters Flat Primary School Council meets every month and welcomes any feedback or questions from the school community.

Event Info
Jun
17
Mon

17 Jun 2019

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Winters Flat Primary School

Address: 3 Roberts Avenue, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria

Jun
20
Thu
Event Info
Jun
20
Thu

20 Jun 2019

Audience: Selected students

Location: Clarendon College

Address: 1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat, 3353, Vic

Cost: $24

Transport: Mini Bus Provided by the Butcher Family

Departure/Return:  Departs Winters Flat by 7:30 am and return 3:30 pm.

Tournament: Seven rounds

Students: School uniform, BYO snacks, Lunch, water and any medication needed on the day.

Event Info
Jun
20
Thu

20 Jun 2019

Audience: Selected students

Location: Clarendon College

Address: 1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat, 3353, Vic

Cost: $24

Harry Poulton - Winters Flat Primary School - CASTLEMAINE
Phone: 0354721522
Email: winters.flat.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Excursion
Jul
29
Mon
Event Info
Jul
29
Mon

29 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019

Audience: All Students

Cost: Free

What will happen?

  • Bendigo Health Dental Services will visit your school from Monday 29th July to Wednesday 31st July 2019
  • You will need to sign the consent form on the back of this letter so that we can see your child
  • Your child will sit in a dental chair and dental staff will have a look in their mouth
  • This is a quick way to check for major problems but will not replace a full check-up
  • They will use a sterile mouth mirror and light
  • Fluoride varnish will be applied unless you tick the box to say no to this
  • We will do fun learning activities on the day
  • All dental staff have ‘Working with Children Checks’
  • We will try to visit your school every 6 months to reapply fluoride varnish

Why are we providing this service?

  • A lot of children have tooth decay and gum disease
  • We want to find any problems early

Why do we use fluoride varnish?

  • We use fluoride varnish to help slow down any tooth decay
  • It is made with fluoride, which is a natural mineral
  • We will paint it on all of your child’s teeth to help make their teeth strong
  • It does not cause any pain, it dries quickly, and has a mild taste
  • We will ask the child to try to not eat or drink for 30 minutes
  • Until it dries it can feel a bit sticky on their teeth
  • For it to work best it should be used on your child’s teeth every 6 months
  • Without fluoride varnish any tooth decay may get worse and cause pain
  • Are there any risks?
    • Swallowing too much fluoride can be dangerous but the small amount we use on your child’s teeth will not reach toxic levels.
    • An ingredient in the varnish can cause an allergic reaction. Children with an allergy to rosin, colophony or sticking plaster, or who have been hospitalised with asthma or an allergy, should avoid the fluoride application.
Event Info
Jul
29
Mon

29 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019

Audience: All Students

Cost: Free

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY...

In case you haven't heard, this weekend is the WFPS trivia night, where you get to exercise that brain and show off your general knowledge prowess. Meanwhile you're kids could be learning some cool moves from the fun folk at Over The Moon Dance Studios, listening to some cool tunes at the Drew Thorpe Invitational Gig, and for the real littleuns, now's the time to register for Kindy...

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This Winter, gets the kids on the dance floor...

Over The Moon (OTM) Dance Studios offers studnets the wonderful opportunity to work with highly regarded and internationally renowned teachers and dancers. In addition to the more traditional dance styles and techniques, the students are going to get the opportunity to workshops in Countertechnique and Physical Theatre which is not available so often at regional schools. OTM is an inclusive and nurturing yoga and dance school who warmly welcome everyone to join us. To participate students don't need to have dance experience, just come along and enjoy moving, meeting new people and enjoying a wonderful new experience.

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Revel in the talents on show at The Invitational Gig...

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YMCA - taking kinder enrolments now...

YMCA Early Years Management (YEYM) is one of the largest Early Years Management organisations in Victoria, and continues to work with YMCA Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC), Vacation Care and Long Day Care to deliver quality education and care children’s services.

The YMCA is a charitable, not-for-profit community service organisation, controlled and directed by a Board of community representatives. It aims to provide substantial benefits for the community with all surplus funds reinvested in YMCA services, especially programs that assist disadvantaged young people.​

Kinder enrolments opened on June 3rd and parents and carers can pick up paper copies at the kinder or vist the website