Rolling Hills Primary School
Crazy Hair & Free Dress Day
Junior School Council have organised a 'Crazy Hair' and free dress day, to be held on Tuesday, 22nd May. A gold coin donation would be appreciated, which will donated to the 'Buy a bale' fundraiser. This fundraiser has been set up to support farmers as they battle the most crippling drought in decades. These farmers and their communities need our support right now and with your help we can make a difference. For more information visit www.buyabale.com.au
Start planning your crazy hairstyles...
Our next assembly will be held on Friday, 25th May at 2.45pm in the Gym. Our hosts will be 4LP. We warmly welcome families and friends to attend our assemblies to support our wonderful students.
Queen's Birthday Morning Tea
To celebrate the Queen's Birthday long weekend, canteen will be holding a special morning tea on Tuesday, 12th June for all students. Orders can be placed online at 'My Schools Connect' at www.myschoolconnect.com.au/rollinghills. Please select items under 'Queen's Birthday Party Morning Tea - 12th June,' within the menu tab and select 12th June as date required.
Orders must be finalised by 9.30am, Fri 1st June. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you are able to help in the canteen between 9-11am on the day, please call/text Wendy on 0438 553 177 or leave your details at the office.
Canteen Online ordering in 2018
From 2018, our Canteen ordering will now be online via 'My School Connect', using your PC, laptop, tablet or phone at www.myschoolconnect.com.au/rollinghills. Please see the following flyer for information on setting up and account and placing orders online.
A limited menu will still be available using our current ordering method. Please see below for our current Term One, 2018 menu.
Do you have a child starting Prep in 2019?
We are currently running school tours for interested families. These are running most Wednesday mornings, from the office, at 9.15am. We invite you to call the office to book in for a tour. We have additional opportunities to visit our school during May:
Prep Information Night
Wednesday, 9th May from 7 - 8.30pm (bookings required)
Thursday, 31st May. Visit classrooms between 9am - 12.30pm. School tours @ 9.15am.
See the brochure below and keep an eye on the website for more information about Rolling Hills and our events.
Sustainable Schools Shop
Rolling Hills Primary School is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their uniforms. We are delighted to inform you of the school’s new initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop website, www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au.
Results from other schools have been excellent; families have enjoyed a more comprehensive and convenient method of trading these items; and this new service is far more accessible. The service provides access to second-hand uniforms, calculators, stationery, musical equipment, etc all year.
We are very excited about this new initiative and we hope you will make the most of the opportunity to annually recycle your student’s school items as this will help another family and student at our school.
Directions for creating an account and selling items on the Sustainable School website are found in the notice below, which was also included in last week's newsletter.
School Levies 2018
School levies for 2018 are $280. Please note that excursions are NOT included in this levy and will be charged to families as they occur next year.
Full payments or instalments (in four equal intervals) can be made through Compass or over the counter in the office. If you do not wish to pay electronically, please return the form sent home (or print from the link below) with your payment. If you wish to discuss any aspects of levies for 2018, feel free to contact the office. Thank you!
Exciting partnership with Eastern Regional Libraries
We are excited to announce that Rolling Hills Primary School have partnered with Eastern Regional Libraries (ERL) to provide each child with their own library membership. This will allow your child to access a vast range of research and literacy tools that we'll be using in class.
Students can borrow almost 50,000 ebooks and access several premium online resources, including Encyclopedia Brittanica and Literacy Planet. Additionally, you can visit your local library to activate the borrowing of real books. That's free too!
All you have to do is visit www.yourlibrary.com.au/students and provide your child’s details. Make sure you select Rolling Hills Primary School as the relevant school.
Once signed up, membership cards will be sent to our school and forwarded home with your child. We will keep record of membership details so students can access resources at school. If your child is already a member and you would like them to access the Eastern Regional Library at school, please feel free to provide their login details to Mrs Nettelbeck in our Library.
We encourage our families to be part of this fabulous partnership.
Have you seen our plans for our new Inclusive Playground?
We are excited to have received a grant from the State Government this year to construct all-inclusive play areas in our top area of our playground. Construction works will begin on 14th August and continue through until mid term 4. See the attached plan for details. You can also see pictures of the 3 different stages and what will occur during each one, in the office foyer. This is fantastic for our school and we look forward to it coming together. There will be areas fenced off during construction - please be patient and bear with us during this time. It will be worth it!