Newsletter Term 2 – week 10

Dear Parents

The students have had some fantastic learning experiences in what has been a very busy term and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the support you give to not only your children but the staff of Yale Primary School as well.

The teachers have been busily writing reports and these will be coming home on Wednesday afternoon.

Term Three will see many changes happening around the school.  Mr Read has taken Long Service Leave for the remainder of this term and the beginning of Term 3.  In his place I will be undertaking the role of Principal.

Mrs Bradford will be leaving us after 16 years to live in America.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Bradford for all of the tireless efforts she put in to the students and staff during her time at YPS.  We wish her all the best and we look forward to hearing all about her new adventures.

Ms Chahal will also be leaving us at the end of this term as she awaits the arrival of her second child.  We would like to wish her all the best and we hope to see her and the baby very soon.

The following changes will also occur in Term 3:

  • Miss Zoe Chalmers will be joining our Early Childhood team for the remainder of the year.
  • Mr Brad Lamprey will be remaining in A1 for the remainder of the year.
  • Mr Sean Parfitt will be taking over Ms Chahal’s two days in B5.
  • Mrs MacDonald will be on Long Service Leave for the first four weeks of term with Mrs Kim Tan taking her place in EC3

With all of these changes ahead, Term 3 is looking like it will be a very busy time of year for us all.  With the Sport Carnival and Open Night both happening as well.

This must mean that we are all in need of a restful and relaxing two weeks so we are all ready to go when school returns on Monday 22 July.

The staff of Yale Primary School would like to wish all parents and students a very safe and happy holidays.

Amanda McCormack


A note from the office

Friday 5 July is the last day of Term 2 and please remember that Monday 22 July is the first day back for students.  We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and hope that the wintry weather does not stop you from getting out and about and enjoying the fresh air.

News from our P & C Association

Thank you to everyone who has supported the P&C this year so far, we had lots of new volunteers and people offering assistance in many ways, we are really looking forward to the rest of the year.

Our next fundraiser will be a raffle for a BB8 robot.

Tickets will be sold for $2 each before school in the Undercover Area from 2 July to 5 July and will be drawn at the Assembly on the 5 July.

The P&C is always looking for new faces to attend our meetings and share their ideas and suggestions. Please ensure you join our Facebook page (Yale Primary School P&C) for updates on events at the school, meetings, general questions or reminders.  Don’t forget to join Connect as well to keep up to date with School events – if you are unsure how to join, please contact the office.

Science News

Last week we had a visit from Forensic Scientist, Dr Kari Pitts who demonstrated to the classes how interesting (and entertaining) forensic science can be.  Thank you Dr Pitts.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation.

School holiday ideas

School holidays are fast approaching and for your information, here are a list of fantastic Holiday Programmes for everyone to enjoy:

  1. Sci-Tech :
  2. Kanyana :
  3. Bickley Observatory :

Aylesford Reserve

Our venture into the Aylesford Reserve to keep an eye on what is happening in regard to wildflowers etc.


This week we celebrated NAIDOC.  We were privileged to have Mr George Hayden, Ms Addellamay Ryder-Bartley, Ms Catherine Bynder and Ms Lois May visit our school and demonstrate to our students many Aboriginal customs.  They covered Speech/Aboriginal Culture, Storytelling, Rock Decorating, Weaving and Sand Art.  All of our students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and we thank you for taking the time to help us celebrate NAIDOC.

A morning tea for parents and staff to celebrate the end of our NAIDOC Week will be held on Friday 28 June.

A big thank you to our Library Officer, Mrs Linda Clarke who worked so hard setting up these displays in our Library.  Well done.

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