at Brown Hill , 3350
Caledonian Primary School caters for over two hundred fantastic students in Ballarat. See our website for more information.
Caledonian Primary School caters for over two hundred fantastic students. Our purpose is clear - to provide opportunities for each individual child to be the best that they can be. Our students are guided by a caring and committed staff who foster an environment where students develop a love of learning. The staff have high expectations and work collaboratively in teams to develop comprehensive curriculum programs. We value the many contributions our parents and members of the wider community make to our school. Staff actively encourage involvement from parents and friends of the school. If you would like to learn more about our school, please contact Andrew Parry for a personal tour.
Hello, each fortnight the Numeracy Team will provide an update on Maths in our school. Currently each class is focussing on the following topics in Maths: Prep/1 - Reading, writing, ordering and partitioning one and two digit numbers Grade 1 with Mrs Jennings - Partitioning two digit numbers Grade 2 with Mr Prockter - Time/Calendars Grade 1/2 with Mrs Tunbridge - Division/Real life sharing Grade 3/4 - Multiplication and division Grade 5/6 - Fractions To follow up from our last post, we encourage you this fortnight to include your child/ren in shopping trips. It would be great to see our young mathematicians reading price tags, weighing fruit and vegetables, looking at catalogues, adding up wish lists, and working with money. Happy shopping from the Numeracy Team!
Walking School Bus-Change of Times For those children who meet the Walking School Bus at the corner of Scott Pde and Haines St, we are changing the departure time to 8:30am instead of 8:40am. This will allow a few more minutes for the teachers to reach their classrooms before the first bell rings. We hope everyone will be able to make this new time. The Walking School Bus that departs from the corner of Water St and Bradbury St will still depart at 8:40am. Thank you everyone for your support so far! :)
Please note Senior Sport has been cancelled this afternoon due to the weather.
BOOK LISTS We have had few enquiries about book lists for this year. Students will receive a box with their own items in it. These will be available for collection before school begins next week (times listed below) Payment and collection will take place in the Art Room. In addition we have ordered items such as pencils, erasers, folders in bulk to reduce costs. These will be distributed to all children when they begin school. A reminder that students who have their own iPads should have the appropriate apps loaded and their own labelled headphones ready for the first week of school - particularly Grade 5/6 students. Students with new iPads that are not connected to the school Internet will need to visit Ms G in the Library over the first few days to get connected. Book List Collection Times Thurs 22 Jan 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 6pm Friday 23 Jan 9am to 1pm
Hello, Not long until we see you back at school! Mrs Romeril is looking for some equipment for the science program. She needs shoe boxes and jars of different sizes. 120ml (eg. Baby food jar), 250ml (eg. Tartare sauce jar), 330ml (eg. Salsa jar), 500ml (eg. Pasta sauce jar). Please clean the jars before donating. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!
Last day today! Students finish at 2:30. Thank you to the whole Caledonian Community for a sensational year. We hope everyone enjoys safe and happy holidays!
A busy few days ahead for Caledonian! Tomorrow is a casual dress day, but students need to make sure they are SunSmart! That means no singlets, shoestring strap tops or open toed shoes. The final assembly is at 9.10am. At 2.45pm we have our traditional Grade 6 Guard of Honour when the Grade 6 students ring the old school bell and walk through the rows of students out the front gate. This Thursday and Friday students attending school will be working alongside teachers to clean up classroom spaces and prepare rooms for 2015. Please note students will need to wear school uniform if attending on Thursday/Friday. The staff at Caledonian Primary School wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Wow! Tomorrow the Senior students are off to Adventure Park tomorrow - how exciting! The bus is leaving at 8.15am so students must be at school by 8am. Students need to bring bathers, a hat, sunscreen, thongs, a towel and a jumper. **They must also wear school uniform or at least a school tshirt so they can be easily identified when arriving and leaving.** There will be a BBQ lunch provided but students should bring their own snack and a drink bottle.
Our final School Council meeting for the year has been postponed from Monday 1st December to Monday 8th December. We look forward to celebrating the school year on this date.
An Afternoon of Music will commence at 1.30pm today. If you are free why not come along and watch these very talented students perform for you! Last chance to put your name down to assist at the Election Day BBQ this Saturday. Please contact Pam in the office before the end of the day if you can assist.
Community Connect News! ELECTION DAY BBQ! Community Connect will assist in running a BBQ Sausage Sizzle at school on Sat 29th November. The multi-purpose room will again be used as a local election centre and this presents us with an awesome opportunity to raise some much needed funds for the school and our children. Details still to be finalised (approx. 8am-2pm), however we will need A LOT of help and support, both on the day and leading up to, to ensure it is a success and that the majority of the work does not fall on a few wee shoulders. Please spread far and wide and if you are able to assist, even for just a short time, please add your name to the roster at the office or see Sarah Watts, Pam or Andrew for more information. AFTERNOON OF MUSIC! Our musicians are busy practicing their pieces for An Afternoon of Music this Wednesday 26th November. Students will perform for their special guests from 1.30pm. If you are able to assist with catering of afternoon tea, please let Pam know.
The Prep - 2s are excited to be hosting the Father's Day Lunch for their Dads, Grandpas and Guardians today! Come along from 12:30 to 1:30 to enjoy a hot dog and kick the footy!
Got your newsletter this week? A few reminders - this Friday is a Curriculum Day so students do not attend school. Tuesday is the School Concert "Around The World"! Students will be attending rehearsals during the day - permission slips need to be returned so students can travel by bus to the centre for the day. On Tuesday night, students need to be in full costume at the Wendouree Performing Arts centre by 6:30pm. The concert begins at 7:00pm. We can't wait to watch the fabulous dances! http://www.caledonianps.vic.edu.au/newsletters.html
It's a busy day tomorrow - Prep-2 are going to celebrate Book Week at Sovereign Hill! We will be departing school at 9:30am and will be back by 2:45pm. Students need to remember to wear full school uniform and to bring a coat. We will also need snack packed in one bag and lunch in another (all clearly named). Sounds like a fantastic day!
Grade 5/6s are on their way to Camp Sunnystones tomorrow! Ropes courses, hut building, damper cooking, archery, a Talent Show, night walk and geocaching are just some of the activities planned - hope they all get plenty of sleep tonight! Meeting in the multi at 8:45, don't forget a water bottle and packed lunch for our bush walk into camp tomorrow!
School photos tomorrow! Students should be in full school uniform and they should have their photo order sheet with them. Hope Mr Parry has had a haircut in preparation!
1/2M are presenting a music video at assembly this morning at 9.10am! We hear it has lots of attitude! See you there!
Assembly this week (Friday 8th August) will be at 2:50pm. This is a Leadership Assembly run by the Grade 6 Leaders. Next week (Friday 15th August) Assembly will be at 9:10am. This assembly will be hosted by 1/2M - we've heard it's going to be quite dramatic! The newsletter had the wrong date for this change! Hope to see you there!