What a great Open Day at U.P.S!

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201922ndMarchnewsletter.pdf A message from our Acting Principal. Open Day! Saturday 16th of March This year we had a shared Open Day with Upwey High School and had a record number of visitors. We had many families looking for 2021 as well as 2020.  

Please join us for our “OPEN DAY!”

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201915thMarchnewsletter.pdf Open Day Come and join us tomorrow at our Open Day from 10-12pm. This year we are sharing the event with Upwey High School. There will be: Food stalls: Curry, drinks, cakes, coffee, lollies, snow cones and free popcorn School tours by myself and school captains Music performances An Art Show from local kindergartens and schools.    

Upwey Primary School “OPEN DAY” Saturday 16th March

Congratulations to the 2019 School Leaders!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20198thMarchnewsletter.pdf   Today we welcomed the Year 6 students into their leadership positions at the ‘Opening of the School Year’ Assembly. It was a wonderful morning and students were all very excited to receive their official badges.  

Open Day @ U.P.S Saturday 16th of March , 10am to 12noon

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20191stMarchnewsletter.pdf Open Day @ U.P.S Saturday 16th of March , 10am to 12noon This year we are doing our Open Day with Upwey High School. We will have an Art Show in our hall where we have invited all primary schools and our local kinders to bring art work to display. Hope to see you all there!  

Our Preps and their Buddies!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201922ndFebnewsletter.pdf Our Prep students really enjoyed the time spent with their Year 6 buddies this week!

Our Students had a great day @ the N.G.V!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201915thFebnewsletter.pdf Thank you for supporting our school We would like to thank all of our families who attended our Community BBQ and Information Session on Wednesday night!  

Welcome BBQ and Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 13th February.

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20198thFebnewsletter.pdf Welcome BBQ and Parent Information Evening! Come and meet the teachers and families of our community and find out what Upwey Primary School has to offer your child this year. This is a great opportunity to learn the class expectations and to ask any questions while meeting our staff and other families.  

Swimming Carnival to be Rescheduled!

Welcome back to the 2019 School Year!

Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   Welcome students, parents, staff and our extended community to the 2019 school year. I hope you have all had an enjoyable break with your families.   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20191stFebnewsletter.pdf  

Fun and Interesting things to do over the holidays!

Wow! What an amazing year!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201821stDecembernewsletter.pdf To Everyone in our School Community Thank You! On behalf of all of the staff, we’d like to thank everyone in our school community for their contribution to making Upwey Primary School the great school that it is. Parent support and time given by our volunteers is so important and makes an enormous contribution towards all of our children’s education.    

Class of 2018!

Congratulations to our Graduating Year 6 Students & our 2018 Academic Award recipient’s. You make everyone at Upwey P.S. very proud! We will miss your smiling faces.   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201814thDecembernewsletter.pdf  

Having fun in the Sun @ Belgrave Pool!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20187thDecembernewsletter.pdf Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   As the year draws to an end it is time to congratulate the Staff who have worked tirelessly to provide excellent opportunities for the children in our school. They have supported me as the Acting Principal during Terms 3 and 4 and I have also appreciated the support of the entire School Community and

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WOW! What a busy week @ U.P.S. Swimming & Passions!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201830thNovembernewsletter.pdf What a fabulous start to our Passion’s Program for 2018. All students were so engaged and eager to participate in their field of choice!      

Years 5 & 6 have been investigating Cubic Centimetres & Metres!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201823rdNovembernewsletter.pdf Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community!   The students have been working hard on their Community Writing this week. Over the coming week please take the opportunity to come and see the work on display in the Office area.    

Thanks so much Bunnings!

Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, I am thrilled with the current projects that are underway around the school grounds. The team from Bunnings led by Alyson and Holly were fantastic with their generosity of time, energy and goodwill. They helped by cleaning up the garden area adjacent to the Baptist Church fence. Seats have been painted, plants put in the garden,

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Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community   I trust this weekly newsletter finds you and all of your family members well and enjoying the bursts of warm weather and the rain to water the garden. As usual, Term 4 is frantic with many exciting events being organised by the Staff. We should all be proud of the Upwey Primary School Staff and

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“Who’s been eating my Porridge?”

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018November2ndnewsletter.pdf Prep 1/C write letters to the Three Bears! This week the Prep/ One students have been looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We are using Fairy tales to help understand the features of narratives which is our writing focus for this term. We made porridge and then brainstormed adjectives to describe the porridge. We also wrote some apology letters to The Three

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“OPEN DAY” Here @ U.P.S.

This week in 2/3E!

This week in Mathematics 2/3E have been revising their place value, addition and multiplication facts through colour by number grids. When all of the squares are coloured in, it will make a picture!   We have also been working on our problem solving skills in small groups.   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018October26thnewsletter.pdf  

Our Beechworth Campers are Back!!!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018October19thnewsletter.pdf Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   This month is Mental Health Month, we need to remember  Mental Health is as important as Physical health.  We need to talk to others and ask R U OK?  Get outside and enjoy the fresh air , join in and participate..  Our working bee is an ideal opportunity to  be outside and talk to

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Congratulations to our Divisional Athletes!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018October12thnewsletter.pdf Divisional Athletics On Wednesday Charli (long jump), Charlotte Gor.(shot put, discus), Sicelo (200m) and  Angelina (200m) competed at the Division Athletics. Chase was recovering from an injury and unable to compete in his events. Sicelo and Angelina both brought home the second place silver in the 200m and Charlotte placed 3rd in both of her throwing events. These students are invited to compete

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Thanks to the Upwey Township Group and Bunnings!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018September21stnewsletter.pdf What a great opportunity for our students!   A big thank you to Upwey Township Group and Bunnings for providing our students with the opportunity to paint 11 wooden Christmas trees. These trees will be placed around Upwey’s Main St around Christmas time for all to see!      

2/3E enjoying some outdoor Reading!

Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   As I have been showing prospective families around our school I have been proud of the Staff and students who have been engaged in their learning, keen to share and welcome the visitors to our school. I have appreciated the willingness of everyone to stop their work, have a chat and share the wonderful thigs

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Our Students really enjoyed The Healthy Water Ways Program!

Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community, It is always wonderful to reflect on all of the events that happen as part of school life each week as I sit down to write the newsletter to keep the community informed. As usual, we have so many exciting things to share in our newsletter.   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018September7thnewsletter.pdf  

“Democracy, Community & Me”

Democracy, Community and Me was a great incursion provided for the Year 3/4 students this week. Students explored the fundamentals of democracy and government in Australia. They examined the difference between rules and laws and how they are made to benefit the community. Students stood for a mock-election to the local government while learning about preferential voting and absolute majorities.     http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018August31stnewsletter.pdf  

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Come and celebrate the children’s writing next week!

Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   COMMUNITY WRITING Come and celebrate the children’s writing which will be on display in the foyer next week. The students in Prep, Years 1-4 have been working on Information Reports and the Students in Years 5 & 6 have been working on Narratives. While you are there, check out the Semester 1 writing book that

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Celebrating Book Week @ U.P.S.

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018August17thnewsletter.pdf Dear Members of the Upwey Primary School Community,   The Book Character Dress Up today was absolutely fantastic. It was great to see so many children in the spirit of the event with a book to share related to their costume.

Creative Tye Dyeing!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018August10thnewsletter.pdf Thank you to everyone who came to our Trivia night.  The night was a great success with about 65 people attending.  We thank all the sponsors who always support us. Please support these wonderful businesses.

Prep 1 C’s Community walk to Upwey Main Street!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018JUNE22ndnewsletter.pdf Discovering our Community! As part of our Inquiry topic Prep/1C have been investigating our neighbourhood and what makes up a community.  


http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018JUNE15THnewsletter.pdf   Our Year Two, Three and Four students ROCK the Museum and IMAX   On Tuesday our Year Two, Three and Four students and teachers went on an adventure to Melbourne Museum and IMAX in Carlton.  We saw Wild Africa in 3D, and for many students it was their first experience of IMAX and a 3D movie.      

A beautiful day for our District Winter Round Robin

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018JUNE1STnewsletter.pdf     Our Winter District Round Robin students’ had a great day of competition & team work!    

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018MAY25thnewsletter.pdf   Happy Education Week! – Thank you to all our attendees!   On Tuesday afternoon across the school students participated in Arts activities to celebrate ‘Education Week’.

Upwey Primary School Open Morning – Saturday 19th May 10:00 – 12:00pm

Our Prep & Year 1 students enjoyed their Community Walk through Upwey. They enjoyed discovering and exploring our local area!     http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018MAY18thnewsletter.pdf

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mums & Nana’s

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018MAY11thnewsletter.pdf   Mother’s Day Morning and Stall!   Today we welcomed some of the most important people in our lives to school to celebrate ‘Mother’s Day’ with us!  Thank you to all of those mums, aunts, grandmothers and other special people who attended our ‘Mother’s Day Morning.’ We hope you all enjoyed your scone!  


http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018MAY4thnewsletter.pdf CONGRATULATIONS LOWAN! On Thursday, all our students from Year Prep to Six met on our school oval to run in our Cross Country Competition.  The track up the hill and around the ovals was exhausting, but everyone dug deep to ensure they demonstrated their Personal Best!      


Our 5/6 students payed their respectS for our Diggers at a moving Ceremony held at the Dandenong Ranges National Park. “LEST WE FORGET” http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201827aprilnewsletter.pdf    


http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20182004newsletter.pdf Thank you to our Volunteers!   On my return to school this week I was thrilled to visit our revitalised toilet block and to see all of the hard work that had been completed by our volunteers and the trades we had in over the holiday period.    

A happy and safe Easter to all our Upweylians!

We hope you all have a safe and happy Easter break, looking forward to seeing everyone on the 16th April! HELP NEEDED!! Our student toilets are being refurbished over the holidays (yippee!),   If you have an hour to spare this Saturday @10am to help remove all the partitions, it would be most appreciated. http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/Easterpub201829thMarch.pdf  

Our Year 5 & 6 students enjoying their day at the Formula 1 Grand Prix!

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201823rdMARCHnewsletter.pdf   Hello to Everyone in our School Community. It has been a very eventful week full of wonderful learning opportunities for the children and we have all been pleased with the enthusiasm and commitment to the events.                      

What a great display of Community Writing by our students!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201816thMARCHnewsletter.pdf Thank you to all of our parents and community members who came in to read and have a glance over our students’ writing this week.  Our Upweylians deserve a big pat on the back, for a job well done with their writing.    


THERE WAS A LOT OF THRILLS AND NOT ANY SPILLS  AT OUR ANNUAL BILLY CART GRAND PRIX! FUN HAD BY ALL! http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20189thMARCHnewsletter.pdf    

5/6W – A Week of Measurement

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20182ndMARCHnewsletter.pdf   Open Day   This Saturday we will be hosting an Open Day from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Parents and current students are more than welcome to attend, as are families that are interested in enrolling their children in Prep in 2019 or 2020. If you know any families with pre-school aged children please invite them to come along on our behalf.    

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Prep/1C want to share their recipe!

PREP/1C had a great time making delicious Apricot balls and would like to share their recipe!   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018123rdFebnewsletter.pdf  

CONGRATULATIONS LOWAN – You WON the Swimming Carnival!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201816thFebnewsletter.pdf   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. http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20189thFebnewsletter.pdf  

Welcome back! Looking forward to a great year ahead!!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20182ndFebnewsletter.pdf   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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201722ndDecembernewsletter.pdf   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

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201715thDecembernewsletter22.pdf     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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20178thDecembernewsletter.pdf   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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    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201717thNovembernewsletter.pdf 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…………

  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201710thNovembernewsletter.pdf I like going to the library because they have really good books.  By Tyler  


  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20173rdNovembernewsletter.pdf 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.

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201727thOctobernewsletter.pdf   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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201713thnovembernewsletter.pdf 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.

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201722ndSeptembernewsletter.pdf   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’.   http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201715thSeptembernewsletter.pdf


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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201701Septembernewsletter.pdf 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.

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201725thAugnewsletter.pdf                   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. http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/201711thAugnewsletter.pdf

100 Days of Prep!

                  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/20174thAugnewsletter.pdf 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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Hey everyone, Come and join us for a fun filled night here @ U.P.S. ‘ROARING 20’S’ $20 tickets @ the door Come dressed in your groovy flapper outfits. Heaps of great prizes & silent auctions.    

Messenger Dogs – TALE OF WW1

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017JULY28stnewsletter.pdf         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

                        http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017JULY21stnewsletter.pdf 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!

                        http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017June30thnewsletter.pdf 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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017June23rdnewsletter.pdf                 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.

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017June16thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017June2ndnewsletter.pdf 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

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017May26thnewsletter.pdf   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

                  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017May19thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017May12thnewsletter.pdf 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.


                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017May4thnewsletter.pdf 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

              http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017April28thnewsletter.pdf 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

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017April21stnewsletter.pdf   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.

              http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017March31stnewsletter.pdf   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.

                http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017March17ththnewsletter.pdf 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!!

                  http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017March10ththnewsletter.pdf 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.

                        http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017March3rdthnewsletter.pdf   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!

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017February24thnewsletter.pdf 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.

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017February17thnewsletter.pdf  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!

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017February9thnewsletter.pdf     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.

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017February3rdnewsletter.pdf 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!!

              http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016december16thnewsletter.pdf 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

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016december9thnewsletter.pdf   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

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016November18thnewsletter.pdf   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!

                        http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016November11thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016November4thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016October28thnewsletter.pdf   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

                http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016October20thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                    http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016October14thnewsletter.pdf ‘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”

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016October7thnewsletter.pdf 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.  


http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016September16thnewsletter.pdf 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!

                        http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016September9thnewsletter.pdf 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

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016September2ndnewsletter.pdf 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!

http://www.upweyps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016August26thnewsletter.pdf 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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