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CONGRATULATIONS LOWAN – You WON the Swimming Carnival!   House Swimming Carnival On Tuesday morning all students in Years Three to Six gathered their swimming gear and travelled to the Belgrave Pool by train to attend our annual House Swimming Carnival.  

3/4B exploring our Vegie Patch!

3/4 B visited our school vegetable garden to investigate what plants and herbs we have using our senses.  

Welcome back! Looking forward to a great year ahead!!   A new year begins…   Welcome students, parents, staff and our extended community to the 2018 school year.  I hope you all enjoyed a restful and pleasurable break with your families. It has certainly been wonderful to see all of our students return to school this week, excited and prepared for learning.  I’ve heard lots of interesting holiday tales of adventures and

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Thank you for a FANTASTIC 2017!   Thank you for a FANTASTIC 2017 What a year 2017 has been! Thank you to everyone in our community for making this another successful year for our students and school!  

Congratulations to our Class of 2017     Year Six Graduation!   Last night saw our Year Six students, their families and our staff have the opportunity to celebrate seven years of learning at Upwey Primary School. Photos on the lawn were followed by a staff and student dinner and dessert.  After this we all made our way into the ceremony space where parents and families returned to witness

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Fun in the Sun, with a shower or two!   Thank you very much to all of the parents who volunteered and to staff who came along to supervise the Swimming Program.  It was a big success and I know enjoyed by our students.  

Our beautiful Double Story Building!

Thank you! We have had a number of families already come in and pay their booklist and parent payments for 2018.  Many of these families have also made generous contributions to our voluntary levies, which in 2018 will be put in a fund to begin to restore our Double-Story Building that is visible from Burwood Highway.  Your contributions are much appreciated.  Thank you.  

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WELCOME TO OUR RESIDENT ARTIST  INGRID. Our school has been lucky enough to have resident artist Ingrid Schmidt in our Art room for the next few weeks. Ingrid is studying a Batchelor of Visual  Art.

I like going to the Library………… I like going to the library because they have really good books.  By Tyler  

WARATAH BEACH CAMP 2017 3/4 CAMP TO WARATAH BEACH!   SPLASH! I hear the water hit the sand as we walk along the beach. We’re on our way to Chicken Rock for a rock pool ramble. YAY! Finally we’re there, we start hoping on the rocks and looking for sea creatures.

Thanks Brooke for visiting us at U.P.S.   Brooke Stratton Visits Upwey Primary School! Today we welcomed Olympic long jumper Brooke Stratton to our school to talk about her career as a long jumper, but also to discuss with our students the hard work, motivation and persistence that was required to experience success in her chosen field.  

Newsletter – Friday 20th October

It has been another exciting week with soccer clinics, summer sport and the continuation of our Passions Program. 201720thOctobernewsletter  

Welcome back, Our Passions Program has begun! Passions takes off!   This Thursday saw our Passions Program begin with volunteers in our school community sharing one of their passions with our students.  Activities this year include: Magic and Balloon Workshop, Animal Care, Felt Creatures, Origami, Biscuit Decoration, Lego Creation, Scrapbooking, Basketball and Clothing Design. The enthusiasm was intense across the school with guinea pigs being bathed, paper being embossed, sewing

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Footy Finals fever hits U.P.S.   FOOTY DAY! On Thursday, we all enjoyed the opportunity to put on our footy gear and enjoy a yummy lunch thanks to our wonderful Parent Association. Thanks Michelle, Cecilia, Nicole & Kelly.   You guys are the best!  

Thanks Upwey H.S. VCE band!

Upwey High School Band – Oh they ROCKED us!   Thank you to Peter Bouman and the Upwey High School VCE Band that visited us on Thursday afternoon to share with us some of their cool tunes and awesome beats!  The highlight of the event was our whole school singing of ‘Rockstar’.


UPS – Winner of the District Athletics Handicap! Thank you to Mrs. Kittredge, Mrs. Christofis, Zdenka and Upwey High School students for supervising and assisting our students at the District Athletics on Thursday.  I was back at school running our weekly Prep Transition Program but I heard from Mrs. C that all of our students did their best to positively represent our school and

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A wonderful day at Healesville Sanctuary! Healesville Excursion! My favourite animal was the Cockatoos.  It was funny, it said cool stuff.  It has a yellow horn thing and it was plain.  I have never seen a plain bird before.  By Tyler  

Bookweek! Character Dress Up Day.                   Book Week Celebrations! Thank you so much to all of our students who went to the effort to dress up today.  Thank you too, to all of our families who took the time to make costumes.  It was so wonderful to see all our book characters arrive at school today.  Activities like these all

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Friday 18th August

Check out our latest newsletter! Friday 18th August 2017 On Monday 5/6W went down to the oval for a Gridiron incursion which is American football. We got spilt up into 3 groups which were receiver, running back and defence. It was really cool!

Another great P.E. session with Upwey High School!

We have been having some great sporting days here at U.P.S. Today some of our 2/3E & 4/5C students enjoyed a T-ball class at Upwey High School. This coming Monday we have organised a Gridiron Clinic for our 4/5C & 5/6W students.

100 Days of Prep!

         Congratulations – 100 Days of Prep!   This week our wonderful Preps celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as senior citizens!  What a laugh it was to see our youngest students, dressed up in these hilarious outfits.  Thank you tour Prep/One parents for going to so much effort.   Our Prep/One class

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Messenger Dogs – TALE OF WW1

                   Messenger Dogs – A Tale of World War One!   Today we were thrilled to welcome the ‘Messenger Dogs’ travelling roadshow to Upwey Primary School. The show was a fabulous opportunity for our students to learn about the Anzac story and World War I. The Messenger Dogs – Tales

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Welcome back to Term 3

               FOREST LODGE CAMP 2017!   Hello everyone and welcome back to Term Three. I hope you all enjoyed a terrific holiday and had the opportunity to rug up at home to escape this cooler weather and relax a little.   After a stint back at school on Monday, our Year 5/6

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We will miss you Mrs Lambert!

               Goodbye Mrs. Lambert.   As Term Two draws to a close we say goodbye to Mrs. Annmarie Lambert.  We thank Annmarie for her contribution to our school. Upwey Primary School, our staff, parents and students have been so lucky to have Annmarie over the past year and a half.  Although her

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Pilates Perfection!                 Pilates Perfection!   On Wednesday morning our Year Four, Five and Six students attended their second ‘Gym Experience’ session, participating in some Pilates with Emma from Pinnacle Gym in Upwey.  I think I speak for most students when I say the session was challenging and boy were there some sore abs the next day!  

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Year Four, Five and Six Circuit Training.

           Year Four, Five and Six Circuit Training. On Wednesday morning our Year Four, Five and Six students were lucky enough to be visited by Bianca from Pinnacle Gym in Upwey. Bianca is an amazing personal trainer and worked us all through our paces, with a crazy training session full of squats, high knees,

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Thank you Cheryl!

           Congratulations to our lovely Cheryl for 30 years as a Crossing Supervisor. 18 years here at U.P.S. We thank you for watching over our students and keeping them so safe!    

Education Week Activities   Its been an incredibly busy week here at U.P.SL This Wednesday our Year Five and Six students had the opportunity to wander next door to take part in one of the many transition programs that we participate in at Upwey High School. Our students took part in some volleyball training and skills sessions during the morning and then competed against other Dandenong

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with James Morrison

         2017May19thnewsletter Upwey Primary School, James Morrison and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.   On Wednesday this week our Year 4/5 and 5/6 classes travelled into the city to the Melbourne Arts Centre to see James Morrison perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Wood arranged this very special excursion for us and boy was it

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A very Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mums, Nans, Grans & Carers!

         Thank you so much to all our lovely mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other carers who attended our Mother’s Day Breakfast this morning.  It was a great turn out with over 120 egg and bacon rolls being consumed by the masses.


           ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT.   I write this with a mixture of emotions and sadness as this is my final newsletter to the community. I would like to thank you for making me feel so welcome and for your all of your support, parents, students and staff. I have really enjoyed getting to know

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Our Students’ own tribute to the ANZACS

     ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT.   My goodness, how quickly time is going! I have much to reflect upon as I am finalising everything to hand back the reins to Laura, in a week’s time. I am sure I will feel very sad at my final assembly on Monday afternoon. ANZAC Day Assembly I was very impressed by

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Our students did us proud at the ANZAC Memorial Ceremony

             Welcome Back!  Wishing everyone a warm welcome back and hoping that you’ve all had an enjoyable break with not too much of a sugar overload! I had a lovely time catching up with family and friends. Although I didn’t actually get away, I did enjoy lunch with close friends at a winery

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What a fantastic Term 1 @ U.P.S.

       Acting Principal’s Report It is difficult to believe that we are already at the end of the term and what a term it has been! I feel very touched by the warm welcome I received when I first began and how quickly everyone has welcomed me into the community. McClelland Sculpture Park Excursion Thursday last

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Today at U.P.S.

       Classroom Activities  As I visit the classrooms it is wonderful to see all the students busy and engaged. The ‘Spelling Mastery’ program has been successfully implemented and the teachers are tracking the students’ progress. We are looking forward to analysing the student learning data in spelling and the NAPLAN spelling results later in the year,

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Our Podium Winners!!

         Division Swimming Championships Well done to all of our championship swimmers who participated in the Divisional Swimming Championships on Wednesday. Nathan D, Hayden W, Josh M and Sebi P all represented the District and our school with pride and displayed great sportsmanship on the day. A special congratulations to Hayden W who after achieving two

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Wow, what a huge week at U.P.S.

                 What a week it has been! It’s all been happening here… Opening Of The School Year Ceremony We celebrated the opening of the school year with a ceremony last Monday. We were fortunate to have the Principal of Upwey High School, Mr Tom Daly, available to present the Junior School

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Winners are Grinners!

           District Swimming We are all very proud of our competitors who represented Upwey Primary School at the District Swimming Event today Friday 24th February. The event was held from at Belgrave Swimming Pool and very proudly we are the Winners of the Handicap Shield. Overall we came 5th which is a wonderful achievement.

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Special feathery visitors to U.P.S.

            Welcome Back BBQ and Information Evening What a fabulous evening we had and after the previous chilly few days we were fortunate to have such a beautiful evening. Thank you to our hard working and multi- talented staff…not only did they present their information sessions…they also did the BBQ as well…! If you

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Fun in the Sun at the House Swimming Sports!

               House Swimming Sports On Tuesday this week Year Three to Six students and several spectators travelled with staff to the Belgrave Pool to participate in our House Swimming Sports. It was a beautiful morning with everyone really enjoying themselves. It was great to see everyone having a go and trying their

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Welcome back to the New Year.

           Welcome back! Hello everyone and welcome back to Upwey Primary School for the 2017 school year! I have had a fabulous start to the school year and I would like to thank everyone, students, parents, staff and the local community for being so welcoming and warm towards me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my

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Our Class of 2016, Congratulations!!

     Thank you class of 2016! Thursday night saw many staff and parents, as well as our Year Six students attend our Year Six graduation at Marybrooke Manor. It was a lovely night filled with fantastic, heart-felt speeches, the presentation of awards, lots of photos and dancing. It was great to catch up with Mr. A, who

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A well deserved treat for our students

             Junior Athletics Day   Last Friday our amazing Year 5/6 leaders ran our Junior Athletics Carnival on the oval for students in Years Prep – Year Two, as well our incoming Prep students for 2017. There were so many fun activities to be enjoyed including: Bocce, a bean bag throw, Frisbee throw,

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Yarra Valley Water Incursion was fun & informative

             Yarra Valley Water Incursion by Emily W Yarra Valley Water paid a visit to our school for Enviro Ed. The man (Will) taught us about evaporation, condensation and I forgot the last thing. He also taught us about the sewage filter plant and how Melbourne had a nickname “Smellbourne” because of the

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A musical Day enjoyed by all!

               The “Hot Cross Bun Band Day” was held here at UPS, thanks to Andrew McAllister for a very entertaining day, enjoyed by all!                    

4L have been sharpening up their skipping skills!

       Cup Day Eve Festivities On Monday, due to many families going away for the weekend, we had less than half of our students attend school.  Thank you to Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Lambert for ‘holding the fort’ while Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Eels were next door at the High School learning about ‘Ethical Capabilities in

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Our Martial Arts Workshop was such a hit!

             Martial Arts Madness On Wednesday all of our students attended a Martial Arts Incursion run by David Jewell and his family of helpers. It was a fantastic opportunity, with our students having the chance to hear all about the hundreds of different martial arts and their origins. We also got the chance

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“MATILDA” The Musical

       Matilda the Musical Thursday 19th October the students had an exciting trip into the city travelling by train. We all went in to watch the musical production ‘Matilda’. Everyone agreed that the production was amazing! When we walked in to the theatre, the stage was decorated with letters all over. The production had everything, it

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“Once Upon A Time” Congratulations to our Students & Staff!

           ‘Once Upon A Time’ Thursday evening saw the culmination of many weeks of hard work and practising as our production of ‘Once Upon A Time’ was performed at Burrinja Cultural Centre. It was a fantastic, heart-warming night and I’m sure you would all agree that the highlight of the event was seeing our

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Upwey PS Presents “Once upon a Time” Welcome Back! Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely holiday. As always it was great to come back to school on Monday and hear about what all our families had been up to over the break. Our students are always so excited to share news of family holidays, outings, weddings, scout trips and so much more.  

FUN IN THE SUN AT THE ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW Prep/Year One ‘Melbourne Show’ Excursion Last Friday our Prep/Year One students set off on an amazing adventure across Melbourne to the Showgrounds to participate in a variety of activities at the Melbourne Show.   It was lovely to hear the students’ remarks and excitement on the trip as they got all revved up about going through the Eastlink tunnel and ‘Oooooo it’s an aeroplane!’

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Our Year 3 & 4 Students had a fantastic time at the Log Cabin Ranch!

               LOG CABIN RANCH 3/4 by Hayden W Last Monday, classes 3/4 went to Log Cabin Ranch at Monbulk. Everyone enjoyed it. On the first night we had a disco. We played corners and a really fun game where you stand on newspaper. I know it sounds weird but it was hilarious.

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Hooptime Fun for 5/6W SENIOR HOOPTIME BY JOSH M On Wednesday the 31st of August we had senior hoop time. There were three teams there was the warriors, the wizards and wildcats. I was in the warriors in other words future stars we got to our first game and won 21-2 we were on our way. We got to the second game and we won again and

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Celebrating Book Week with Character Dress up Day! Book Week Celebration Oh what great fun we had! I think Dr. Seuss once said “The more that you read, the more that you’ll know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go!’ Well today we were lucky enough to read a number of great books and to see some amazing book characters, in the flesh! Thank you to all our

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The Little Lyrebird Market Little Lyrebird Market On Saturday 17th September, from 9am – 2pm, Upwey Primary School will be hosting ‘The Little Lyrebird Market’. Items such as preloved baby & kids goods and handmade crafts will be available for purchase, as well as food items. Our Parent Association also hopes to run some fundraising events and staff will be present on the day to assist with

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Our students enjoyed the AFL9’s Round Robin!

August 12th 2016 Newsletter Thank you from our Principal After the surprise of my exciting news in last week’s newsletter, I just wanted to thank everyone for their congratulations and kind wishes. I have been approached by so many students this week asking me all sorts of questions and sharing lots of suggestions for baby names. Thank you so much everyone for sharing in

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Year 4L and 5/6W Helmeted Honeyeater Excursion

2016August5thnewsletter.pub2 On Thursday 4L and 5/6W travelled to Yellingbo Conservation Reserve to participate in a Helmeted Honey Eater Education Program. They learnt even more about these little, critically endangered birds and planted 500 native shrubs and trees before lunch!   Helmeted Honey-eaters could move into these revegetated areas within 5 years.  

Welcome to our newest UPS member, LOTTIE! 4L and 5/6W participate in Upwey High School Athletics Program Last week our Year 4 and 5/6 students began working with a group of Year 10/11 VET students at Upwey High who are completing some studies into PE and Outdoor Education. The high schools students have been wonderful, teaching our students some great athletics skills. Activities have included sprinting, javelin throw, shot

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Welcome Back to a great Term ahead!

  2016 July 15th Newsletter Welcome Back Welcome back everyone to Term Three! It was lovely to see all of our student’s smiling faces return to school on Monday and to hear about what you all got up to on the break. There were reports of cruise ships, trips to Halls Gap, Queensland adventures and I even saw a YouTube video about a family

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Enjoy your holidays and stay safe and warm!

2016June24thnewsletter Mr. Aspinall’s Retirement Celebration On Friday 17th June over 80 people gathered to celebrate Mr. A’s retirement. The hall was beautifully decorated by our Parents Association, and the food prepared by Kelly Wickenton, Michelle Myers and many of our older students, was delicious. It was lovely to meet some previous staff of the school and to hear some heartfelt speeches from Mrs. Eeles

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A beautiful day for some Winter Sports

2016June17thnewsletter On Wednesday students from Year Four to Six travelled to participate in our local Winter Sports Round Robin. We were so lucky that the sun was shining for the occasion, making it a beautiful day to be out and about. Sue and I walked with our Volleyball team to Tecoma PS to play four games against local schools. Although we weren’t fortunate enough

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A perfect day for a delicious treat! Soup Day Today we enjoyed a delicious ‘Hot Soup Lunch’ thanks to our lovely Parent Association helpers. Word from our children was that the vegetable and chicken ‘n’ corn flavours were amazing! Thanks to Kelly W, Danielle G, Michelle M, Kristy B and George C for organising this Winter Warmer!  

Congratulations to our District Cross Country H-Shield Winners

2016June3thnewsletter Last Friday 22 students, Ms. Wood and myself travelled to Cardinia Reservoir by mini-bus to participate in our District Cross Country race. Despite a rather bleak forecast the weather on the day came up a treat and although the ground was a little muddy in some spots, the rain held off. All of our students are to be congratulated on their persistence and

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Fun & Games with Professor Maths!

  2016May27thnewsletter Congratulations Writers! Last week saw the presentation of our Community Writing in our School Foyer. This term the focus of this writing was ‘Persuasive Texts’. A variety of topics were chosen by students to write about, from ‘Should Mobile Phones be Allowed at Schools’, ‘Cats or Dogs, which are the better pets’ to ‘Art or Physical Education – which are the most

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Open Day and Evening Celebrations       Open Day and Evening Celebrations Thank you so much to our students, parents and teachers who lent a hand in preparing and running our Open Day and Evening this Wednesday. It was a successful occasion with a number of potential families attending our 2017 Prep Information Night and participating in the activities set up by our wonderful teachers. A special

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Education Week Here We Come! Education Week Here We Come! There are so many great things to look forward to next week as we celebrate Education Week!  Upcoming Book Fair Our wonderful Parent’s Association have organised our yearly Book Fair to begin on Friday 20th May. Students will have the opportunity to fill in a wish list and can then come and purchase books up until Wednesday

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Our Amazing Murals Are Unveiled!

Newsletter May 6th 2016 Our Amazing Murals Are Unveiled! Monday marked a special day for our community as our three murals were unveiled next to the Bendigo Bank in the Main Street of Upwey. The large project led by Mrs. Andi Kittredge has been in progress since last year and involved the contribution of several very special volunteers: Bev Pergl, Jenny Mathews, Danielle Quarmby

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Newsletter – Term Two, Week Three

  Newsletter April 29th 2016 Please find below the link to this week’s newsletter.  Enjoy a lovely weekend everyone.

Our 1000 Step Marathon!

  2016April22ndApril Principal’s report. Our 1000 Step Marathon! Wednesday morning was certainly an eventful time for Year 4L, Sue Maxwell and myself as we set off on our adventure to the 1000 Steps. The walk which included travelling to the intersection of Burwood Hwy and Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road along the bike track, crossing the road, walking through the National Park, up the

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It was a Giggly kind of day yesterday!

  2016April15thApril Welcome back! It’s Term Two!   We hope that everyone enjoyed a fantastic holiday. It has been lovely to see our student’s smiling faces back at school this week and to hear about the exciting adventures they got up to on the holidays. This term we also welcome George Cartright who is our new BASC Co-ordinator! Many of you would already

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Our Market Fresh Day was a Tasty Success

2016March24thnewsletter   Thank you for a TERRIFIC Term One! Where has this term gone?  It seems to have flown.  Thank you to each and every member of our community, students, parents, staff, volunteers and supporters for making this term wonderful.  Events like our ‘Opening of the School Year’ assembly, the ‘Billy Cart Grand Prix and Hotdog Day’ and our ‘Sleeping Beauty’ incursion have certainly

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“Sleeping Beauty” Incursion was a great hit with our students.

2016March18thnewsletter Principal’s Report Sleeping Beauty Incursion This Tuesday just gone our Prep and Year One students, as well as our special visitors from Upwey Pre-school enjoyed a puppet show performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The show was run by Fairytale Theatres and was loved by all. I believe the stand out puppet was the ‘Bad Fairy’ who was certainly a little spooky looking! Thank

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There was plenty of Action Trackside!

  2016 March 11th newsletter Principal’s Report UPS Billy Cart Grand Prix Well done to all our students, staff and parents who participated in the Upwey PS Billy Cart Grand Prix. What a fun day! Thanks to Sandy S from Year 2/3E who suggested that in 2017 it would be a good idea to award pushers for their efforts too. We are also thinking

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Opening of the 2016 School Year

2016March4thnewsletter We hope you enjoy our weekly newsletter! We’ve had a great week at UPS.

Handicap Shield Winners! Well done to our swimmers!

2016February26thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S REPORT District Swimming Carnival On Monday 22nd February twenty of our students travelled by train to Belgrave Swimming Pool to participate in our District Swimming Carnival. It was a great day with students having the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the pool as well as bond with their peers and students from other local schools. Thank you to Kelly W, Danielle

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4L are working hard on their Tribes Jobs

2016February19thnewsletter PRINCIPALS REPORT Encouraging, Listening to, Embracing and Taking Action on Student Voice Over the last couple of weeks students and teachers have been engaging in learning experiences surrounding ‘It’s All About Us’. The main aim of this unit of work is to set up routines, expectations and classroom communities for the school year. As teachers have commenced the process of beginning to build

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Our Students have their say in Enviro Ed!

2016February12thnewsletter.pdf Principals Report February 12th 2016 House Swimming Sports On Wednesday this week ,Year Three to Six students and our super speedy swimmer Hermione M from Year Two travelled with staff to the Belgrave Pool to participate in our House Swimming Sports. It was a beautiful morning with everyone really enjoying themselves. It was great to see everyone having a go and trying their best.

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A Huge Welcome!

2016 Feb 5 Newsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Hello everyone and welcome back to Upwey Primary School for the 2016 school year! Firstly I would like to thank everyone, students, parents, staff and the local community for being so welcoming and warm towards me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first full week as Principal of our gorgeous school. Hasn’t it been great to get back into

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2015December18ththnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 18.12.2015 FINAL WEEK OF THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR Another year has flown, particularly for our Year 6 Graduating Class of 2015. It does not seem long since I was telling the Year 6 children to enjoy this year and get involved in all activities because it will go quickly enough!  

“Thank You” To all our U.P.S.Community Volunteers.

  2015December11ththnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 11.12.2015 WRITTEN REPORTS Unfortunately due to technical problems with our reporting system and the photo copier being out of action today I will be postponing the distribution of Semester 2 Written Reports until Monday. The same conditions as previously described will apply for the distribution of reports on Monday with parents required to open the report envelope and not children.

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Thanks Upwey CFA, for helping us get Fire Ready!

2015December4ththnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 27.11.2015 “COOL TO GO TO SCHOOL” – PRE SCHOOL TRANSITION PROGRAM Prep children enrolled in 2016 attended the final session of the “Cool to Go to School” program today and are now fully prepared for Prep in 2016! Thanks to Mrs Christofis (along with our current Prep children) for offering such a wonderful program and ensuring the children will settle easily

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It was a Passionate 4 weeks of Creating & Learning

2015November27thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 27.11.2015 PASSIONS 2015: EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM Passions concluded this week with our groups wrapping up their final activities. The program was another huge success with children engaged in such a variety of activities and skills. I am planning to have a display of any completed work at the Whole School Assembly on Monday 30th November at 3:00 pm for anyone who wishes

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Our Passions Program, week 3

2015November20thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 20.11.2015 PASSIONS 2015: EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM Passions returned this week on Wednesday 18th November after the completion of the Swimming Program last week. It was a hive of activity and children continued with their high level of engagement and worked on projects or activities. The final session will be held next week on Wednesday 25th November and we are looking forward seeing

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Thanks to all the families that attended our Community Evening\ 2015November13thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 13.11.2015 COMMUNITY EVENING Under cloudy and wet conditions on Tuesday we held our second Community Evening for the year. The sausage sizzle was a huge success with all our stocks being exhausted! (David and I kept the sausages moving pretty well.) We had 35 adults and just over 40 children attending the evening. The Children’s musical items went beautifully, even

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  2015November6thnewsletter   PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 6.11.2015   The rain did little to deter the enthusiasm of our children who attended the start of the Swimming Program on Thursday this week and commented on how warm the water was. Our Pool Organisers have done a terrific job in getting into full swing so quickly. Children have been immediately placed in groups to gain maximum benefit

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2015October30thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 30.10.2015 PASSIONS 2015 PROGRAM Our exciting Passions Program started this week with all children involved in this engaging program. A variety of activities have been offered and the first session went extremely well. All staff and 10 community/parent volunteers are involved as leaders and have prepared so well for lots of hand-on activities. The next sessions of Passions will be held

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2015October23rdnewsletter The Upwey Main Street Murals are well underway. We would love for parents to come and help out on Tuesdays (throughout the Art day) or Thursdays on non-passions weeks. On passions weeks we will work on the murals on Wednesdays if we have enough parent helpers (October 28th, November 4th, November 18th and November 25th). Please let the office know if you are

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Our students are enjoying the new Sensory Tools.

  2015October16thnewsletter   PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 16.10.2015 COMMUNITY EVENING On Tuesday 10th November we will be holding our second Community Evening for the year. The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm, including Sausage Sizzle, children’s activities & parent forum with a slightly different format from the last evening. This event will be a follow up to our School Review in June and

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A lovely tribute to our Upwey Senior Citizens 2015October9thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 9.10.2015 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS I hope children, parents and staff all enjoyed the holiday period and all the fine weather (more like what I was used to in travels through Spain & Portugal). It was a good time to relax, have fun and be entertained. Congratulations to the Hawthorn Hawks again for winning the AFL Premiership and they completed a “threepeat”.

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Our Year 6s have created a beautful Succulent Garden!

  2015September18thnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, It has been a privilege to lead the school over the last ten weeks for Term 3. I have appreciated the enthusiasm and willingness of Staff and parents to work hard on so many different projects for the benefit of the students at this school. Thank you to all of the

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Go Upwey……Shield Winners again, Well done to our Athletes!

2015September11thnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, DISTRICT ATHLETICS Congratulations to all the competitors, it was fantastic news to hear that Upwey Primary won the Handicap Shield for Athletics this year. We now have students who are looking forward to the next challenge of representing the school at the Regional Level.  

3/4W Had a great time making their own Torches.

2015September4thtnewsletter FINAL ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, FATHER’S DAY STALL The Parents Association organized a fantastic selection of items for the children to purchase for their fathers and possibly grandfathers as well. The time that goes into sourcing the items for sell and setting up the Library for the stall is appreciated. Thank you to all of you

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2015August14thnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, I hope you have kept warm over these past chilly days. Our students have been hard at work with many exciting learning experiences. The Prep students have now been at school for over 100 days. In addition the Grade 2-4 students have been continuing their learning about electricity with many interesting experiments.

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Thanks Upwey High VCE students for our P.E. Skill Sessions this week!

2015August7thtnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, Welcome to another information packed newsletter. As usual there have been many wonderful learning opportunities at our wonderful school this week for both students and Staff.  

Our Year 3 & 4 Students did us proud at “Hooptime”

2015JULY24thnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, Circle Time is a really important part of each day in the classroom. It is wonderful to see so many children at school on time and in class by the 9am bell. As part of the Tribes Learning Community it is really important to work in partnership together to further develop each

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A great start to Term 3

2015JULY17thnewsletter ACTING PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, It has been fantastic to see the children working so well in their classes on a variety of learning activities for the start of a very busy term. When I was showing a new family around the school I was proud to see the welcoming smiles and friendliness. This is a wonderful

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Check out our Disco Bunnies!

2015June26thnewsletter   PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 26.6.2015 3-WAY CONFERENCES Organisation of our 3-Way Conferences was a huge success with close to 100% attendance and a great deal of excellent work presented by children from their Student Portfolio of featured work for the Semester 1. Parents should be very proud of the way children embraced the new concept with the whole school adopting this format for the

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Another busy week at U.P.S. Read all about it!

2015June19thnewsletter.pdf2 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 19.6.2015 WRITTEN REPORTS Student Written Reports for the 1st Semester will be distributed today. The Semester 1, June reports include the new AusVELS curriculum in all areas. Semester 1 reports do not show the progression from last year’s Semester 1 Written Report but this will occur for the Semester 2 report. New families will receive a ring folder for parents to

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Meet our District Cross Country Champs!

2015June12thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 12.6.2015 SCHOOL REVIEW Our School Review was held this week on Tuesday 9th June. The review involved all the personnel mentioned in last week’s newsletter in discussions on our School Self-Evaluation and our achievements and considered future directions in regard to our school organisation, approach, programs and curriculum. We had many challenges thrown up to us for consideration and now have

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Enjoy the long weekend and stay warm!

This week’s Newsletter is just a short one, A reminder that we have a student free Curriculum Day tomorrow, please stay safe over the long weekend and see you back on Tuesday 2015June4thnewsletter PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 4.6.2015 DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Congratulations to our District Cross Country team for winning the Handicap Shield last Friday after a magnificent effort from our competitors. Congratulations to Imogen

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