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AGS Bulletin 2022, Term 4, Week 9

Term 4, Week 9 2022

General Notices

Covid - 19 Update

While the introduction of the National Cabinet’s decision to remove isolation mandates in October brought the Victorian community much needed relief and freedom, we have begun to see a rise in Covid-19 infections due to steadfast nature of emerging Omicron subvariants. Therefore, the following is a reminder of the important measures families and our School should continue to adhere to in order to help reduce the spread of infection.

These include staying home when unwell (minimum of 5 days or as long as symptomatic), undertaking RAT when unwell or symptomatic, ensuring appropriate ventilation when indoors (via air purification and open windows and doors), and ongoing compliance with personal hygiene and infection control measures.

We ask parents and carers to continue to remain vigilant in preventing COVID-19 transmission. It is about keeping all students and staff safe, and reducing the spread of both COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, in the remaining weeks until Christmas break.

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our school community safe and well.

Jessica Orreal

School Nurse

Music and Performing Arts Update

Poco Chorale (Junior Choir) will continue to run on Tuesdays at 8.20am, and for the rest of the year rehearsals will be in the Lyceum Centre.  All students in Years 3-6 are invited and welcome to join. 
Alphington Chorale (Senior Choir) will continue to run in Weeks 9 and 10, starting at 8.15am on Fridays in the Music Department.   Newcomers are welcome, including students currently in Year 6. 
For enquiries, please get in touch with the Music Department at music@ags.vic.edu.au. 
Ms Lang, Voice Teacher 

Summer Holiday Reading Recommendation from the Library

Research has identified a phenomenon known as the ‘summer slide’, which refers to the loss of literacy skills over the summer holidays when children do not read -estimated on average as the equivalent of two to three months of reading proficiency.

Library staff encourage students in all areas of the school to read during the summer break. Students from year 3 upwards are able to borrow books from the library to read over the break and return at the beginning of Term 1 next year.

Your local public library also has a range of easily accessed resources for students regardless of age.

Also you may be interested in the BIG Summer Read, a free reading program accessed through your public library. Read your way through summer and go in the draw for an amazing prize!

The challenge runs from 1 December 2022 – 31 January 2023. Registrations are open to all.

https://www.plv.org.au/projects/big-summer-read/  

2023 Instrumental Enrolments

Please find the attached details for 2023 Instrumental Enrolments.

Canteen Update

Canteen will be running on a limited menu for the remainder of the term due to running stock down.

Primary

Code Camp Information 2023

Please see attached information regarding Code Camp.

2023 Orientation for Primary School Year 1-6

Please see attached information regarding the 2023 Primary Orientation.

The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal - Food Donation Drive

Please see attached information regarding the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Year 2 Darebin Parklands Excursion

Please see attached information regarding the Year 2 Darebin Parklands Excursion.

Primary Running Club

Secondary

Public Speaking 2023

Please find attached link regarding Public Speaking in 2023.

Funfields Water Park Excursion - Years 7, 8, and 9

Please find attached letter regarding the Funfields Excursion.

Secondary Running Club & Friday Morning Fitness

Please note Secondary Running Club & Friday morning fitness has been cancelled for Term 4.  This will begin again in Term 1 of 2023.

Homework Club

Term 4 2022 Key Dates

Term Dates 2023

Please find attached Term dates for 2023.

Semester 2 Secondary Enrichment Program

Please find attached Semester 2 Secondary Enrichment Program Information.

Ongoing Information

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Our second hand uniform shop is open for the last two Thursdays of school term from 8:45 -9:45am.

Any donations of pre-owned good quality school uniforms can be left with reception and are greatly appreciated.

Whilst no exact dates or times have been confirmed, our parent volunteers hope to have the uniform shop open for a session or two in the week commencing 16th January.

When confirmed, dates and times will be communicated.

Important Information for Students using Public Transport

Please see attached information from Public Transport Victoria regarding Student pass applications.

Reminders

School Fees Reminder

Please be reminded that payment one for 2023 is now overdue.

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