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December 18 Newsletter

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Reminder for School Picnic

REMINDER:  Tomorrow

School picnic at Glenorchy Pool please wear sunscreen, free dress but wear clothing that covers shoulders and a t-shirt or rash shirt for swimming plus a hat.

Leaving school at 9.15 returning between 12.30 - 1.00pm.

Newsletter Update

This is a reminder that student’s end of year summary reports will come home today.  Please check your child’s bag!

 Along with reports will be advice about class placements for 2020.  In creating classes for 2020 teachers have spent an incredible amount of time and effort considering a range of factors that contribute to the most positive and effective learning environments for all students.  We have considered grade level, academic ability, social and emotional development, dispositions, gender, age, physical attributes, teaching and learning styles, positive social groupings for learning, student friendship requests and written parent preferences/requests.

 In a relatively small school, with only 2 classes per grade level, we don’t have a large number of possible options per student. We have however, worked hard to meet the needs of every student. While we hope all students are happy and excited about their class placement for next year, inevitably there will be some who may initially be disappointed. I would encourage all parents to support their child to be resilient and see the positives and new opportunities in 2020. All our classes are full so it is not possible to change class placements. 

It is definite sign that Christmas has come upon us too quickly this year - we have forgotten to advertise our usual Christmas Hampers for the Salvation Army!! Hampers are now out in the foyer and all donations of non-perishable foods and Christmas items would be gratefully accepted. We will deliver the hampers to the Salvation Army next Friday.  Thank you in anticipation for your generosity.


Kind regards,

Kerry McMinn

Update 11 Dec 2019

Carol Night - Thursday 12th Dec 

BBQ -  5.00pm start   Carols - 6.00pm start 

All families Welcome 

Friday Assembly - 

Grade 6 leavers with Prep sharing 

School Picnic Next Wed 18th Dec 

A Reminder that our school picnic will be held at the Glenorchy Pool next Wednesday . Busses will leave school at 9.15am and return at 1.30pm. Students can wear free dress; bathers on underneath would be a good idea!  All students need to bring sun screen and a rash top or ‘t’ shirt to wear to ensure we don’t have anyone getting sun burnt. No ‘t’ shirt – no swimming!  They should also have some warm clothes to put on after being in the pool. The shop at the pool will have snacks for sale but children should bring their lunch and plenty to drink.



Apple Crumble with custard: Apple, spice, rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, margarine, custard (optional) $1.50

As well as the crumble, there will be a selection of Christmas treats for purchase. Maybe a biscuit or two.


Lasagne: Beef, vegetables, herbs, margarine, flour, milk, cheese, pasta $5.00

(gluten free option available)


School Association Carols News

Carols BBQ Volunteers

The School Association is urgently looking for a couple of volunteers to work on the BBQ’s on Thursday for the school carols night.  If you’re available from about 4 and know your way around a BBQ could you please get in touch with Miriam O’Neill on 0400 939011. 



Soccer Tops Returned

If you still have a hired school soccer top could you please return to the office as soon as possible please.   Any problems give Miriam O’Neill a call on 0400 939011.

December 4 Newsletter

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Update 27/11/19

Staffing 2020

Over the last week we have been able to confirm our teacher staffing for next year.

Michelle De Paoli has been successful in her application for the Acting Assistant Principal positon at Lindisfarne North Primary school for the 2020 school year. Congratulations, Michelle! It will be a great opportunity for Michelle to take a leadership role in a larger school and continue her leadership journey.  Our subsequent Acting AST position for the 2020 school year was advertised to all existing employees within the Department as an Expression of Interest yesterday.  Applications will close on 2nd December and we will endeavour to have the positon filled before the end of the school year.  

Late last week, Marg O’Rourke was officially advised that she has received a transfer to Lindisfarne North Primary. Marg has been at Albuera Street for 9 years and will now take her extensive literacy knowledge and passion for aboriginal education for the benefit of a different school community.  Darren Watkins, who is currently teaching at Jordan River Learning Federation, will be transferring to Albuera Street. Darren is really excited to be joining our staff. He has particular interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the Kitchen Garden.

This will also be Caroline Bignell’s  last year as Drama teacher at Albuera Street. Caroline is reducing her workload to spend more time in her families’ burgeoning cheese making business.  Caroline will leave huge boots to fill and we are still looking for a new Drama teacher.

I know everyone will join me in sincerely thanking Mrs De Paoli, Ms O’Rourke and Mrs Bignell for their considerable contributions to our school community and in wishing them happiness and fulfilment as they move on to new opportunities. 

School Levies 2020

After 6 years of maintaining our school levies at the same cost, levies will increase in 2020 in order to keep up with increases in costs covered by school levies.  The school has absorbed CPI increases over recent years but we now need to recover the additional costs.  Please see the attached School Levies Policy for more information.

Albuera Street Primary Levies and Charges 2020


Kerry McMinn

Canteen  Friday 27th 


Jelly and custard: Fruit, unsweetened juice, gelatine, custard $1.50

Please Note: This a home-made jelly not a packet mix.


MILD Green Chicken Curry: Chicken, onions, green curry paste (various herbs and spices), vegetables, coconut cream, fish sauce served with rice and prawn crackers $5.00

Please Note: this is a mild curry suitable for children.

Movember Update

Movember Event

Promoting wellbeing awareness for boys is an important issue, particularly as they enter into their teenage years. It’s also important that the girls are part of the journey as well.

Over the last couple of weeks staff at Albuera Primary School have been participating in the Movember program and students have been supporting this through small donations to encourage male staff members to front up with some facial hair. As a finale, students are invited to do the same by sporting a moustache on Friday, 29th November. Providing a small donation would also be greatly appreciated.

Please support your child in promoting awareness of male mental health by encouraging them to be a “Mo Master” for the day. If you have any questions please contact myself or the school.

Thanking you

Scott Whittle, Movember Team Captain, Albuera Primary School

Grade 6 End of Year Activities

Good afternoon Year Six parents and carers.

The attached notice provides details regarding end-of-year activities for our fantastic group of Year Six students.

Year 6 EOY Activities (002)

Please contact me if you have any queries.

Warm regards,

Steve Jeffrey

Learn to Swim parent information

Just a reminder that Learn to Swim program starts next week for th Grade 3 -5.  Attached  parent information.

Swimming Parent Information


Kerry McMinn

November 20 Newsletter

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