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Superstan Photos Available

Gavin D Andrew has taken many photos for our production of Superstan. These include the photos that were on display in the foyer (listed as Superstan Studio Photos) as well as photos during the performances. Amongst the Studio photos are individual photos of all the leads – as well as small group shots.  For the larger groups, there are smaller, class photos to enjoy. When viewing the photos from the performances, Gavin photographs with 3 cameras, so make sure you scroll right to the end to make sure you have seen all images from all three cameras.

All photos are uploaded “as is” from his cameras and are processed only once purchased.  You can now view and/order these photos at his secure merchant website.  All information is below.

Here is the direct link:

Click on your production Password is: please check Compass


5-9 digital files – 25% off – code: 18IDSDIGI5

10+ digital files – 33% off – code: 18IDSDIGI10

5-9 prints – 10% off – code: 18IDSPRINT5

10+ prints – 20% off – code: 18IDSPRINT10


Turnaround is normally 2 weeks (even on digital files)

Any questions please contact Gavin D on: 0412 246012 or


National Science Week

As a way to celebrate National Science Week (August 12 – 20th), a home based STEAM challenge will take place in the lead up to it. In short, students aim to design and build a structure that can protect an egg from cracking. If you are interested, please read the attached flyer for more detail. There will be a prize for the best design and highest recorded drop (without a crack).

Good luck and have fun designing and building with this Science Week challenge!

Carlos Milan

STEAM Teacher



Library News

Book Week Celebrations – August 19th – 25th

This term we have our Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week and we will be celebrating with an author visit, pop-up Book Fair and dress up day. On Friday 25th August students and staff can come along dressed as their favourite Book Character and we are securing a wonderful author to visit. We had booked Patrick Guest who unfortunately is very unwell in hospital. We will notify our families as soon as possible on who the new author is. We look forward to seeing everyone’s costumes on this very special day!

Our annual Book Fair will begin on Monday 21st of August and finish Friday 25th August. This pop-up book shop will be open to students during their library session where students can bring cash in a named envelope to purchase new, fantastic quality and popular books. Junior and senior fiction books, activity packs, journals, picture story books and non-fiction books will all be available for as little as $2 and up to $25. Book Fair will also be open to families between 3.30pm and 4pm each day, in the Library. In order to run a smooth and successful Book Fair we are asking for parent volunteers to please help after school each day. If you are available and able to support us as a cashier, can you please fill in the form below and return it to the school office or email me at  Cash and EFTPOS will be available at the fair. Your time and support is always greatly appreciated.

Please note: All volunteers are required to hold a current Working with Children’s Check and have completed the online form here  This Child Safe – Code of Conduct Agreement must be read and filled out by each adult for the safety of our children.

I can help out at the Book Fair on these days (please tick the days you are available):

Name:                                                                                                  Contact number:

Monday 21st August 3.30-4pm  
Tuesday 22nd August 3.30-4pm  
Wednesday 23rd August 3.30-4pm  
Thursday 24th August 3.30-4pm  
Friday 25th August  3.30-4pm  



Premier’s Reading Challenge

42 days to go!! Make sure you have entered all the books you have read this year into the Premier’s Reading Challenge website! Certificates of Completion will be given out during term 4. The winning class of the pizza lunch will be announced once the challenge is closed and they will enjoy their yummy lunch during term 4.

Here are the details on how to login and add books at home.

Logging in with a Challenge passcode

Your teacher will give you a Challenge username and passcode. Keep them in a safe place.

If you lose or forget your Challenge passcode, ask your Challenge coordinator (Mrs Bentley) to generate a new one for you. Go to the Challenge application.

  1. Select the Login links then School/Student button.
  2. Select the VPRC login option.
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. Select Login.

Adding books to your reading list

  1. Select Search Books in the side menu.
  2. Enter the book’s name, author, series name or ISBN number in the search field.
  3. Select the Search button.
  4. Find the book you want from the search results and select the book title. This will open the book details.
  5. Select the +Add book button.
  6. Return to your Dashboard from the menu, click on Finish underneath each book you have added.
  7. The books you have finished will then be verified by Mrs Bentley

The books will appear in your reading list on your dashboard.

Students can log into Accessit (our Library system) from home, to view the books they have borrowed in Library and add them to the Premier’s Reading Challenge too. Once logged in, click on your name and select my borrowing details, then borrowing history.!dashboard

Happy Reading!

Leanne Bentley

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