Planning Ahead – Dates for the Diary…

Term Dates

  • TERM 2 April 18th – June 30th (2.30pm dismissal)
  • TERM 3 July 17th – September 22nd (2.30pm dismissal)
  • TERM 4 October 9th – December 22nd (1.30pm dismissal)

School Camps

  • Level 5 & 6 Ski Camp August 7th – 11th
  • Level 3 & 4 Phillip Island Camp October 16th – 18th
  • Level 2 Sleepover at School October 27th
  • Community Run Father & Child Camp October 21st – 23rd


  • Level 3 & 4 Swimming Program Starts July 31st (excluding Wednesdays)
  • Level F, 1 & 2 Swimming Program Starts August 14th (excluding Wednesdays)
  • Level 5 & 6 Beach Swimming Program Term 4 TBC

Book Club


Exciting News!  Book Club is now CASHLESS!

Orders are now processed online only.  Orders or cash for orders is no longer accepted at the office.

Thank You! Lisa Smith & Jenny Burrowes – Book Club coordinators

Student Banking


Our lovely student banking coordinators Gabi Reichart & Charlotte Nuttall will be unable to continue in this vital role next term.  They have done a fanstic job of continuing to build the number of students who deposit into their Dollar Mites account every week.

The Dollar Mite program is enthusiastically utilised by over 30 students within the school.  Our school requires 2 new coordinators to continue with the school program in Term 3.  The role entails 1 – 1 1/2 hours of your time each Friday.  Our current coordinators are very happy to show you the ropes.  Please contact Charlotte on 0412 096 636 for further information.


Sustainability News


A problem…

The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever.

These plastics:

  • break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution
  • are mostly down-cycled (made into low grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill
  • ‘escape’ from bins, trucks, events etc. to become ‘accidental litter’
  • end up in waterways and the ocean – where scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050
  • transfer to the food chain – carrying pollutants with them
  • increase our eco-footprint – plastic manufacturing consumes 6% of the world’s fossil fuels

Every bit of plastic ever made still exists and in the first 10 years of this century, the world economy produced more plastic than the entire 1900’s!

With solutions…

More than 6 out of 10 of us are already refusing plastic shopping bags, avoiding pre-packed fruit and veg, picking up other people’s litter and avoiding buying bottled water.

Choosing to be part of the solution, you can act by:

  • Avoiding products in plastic packaging (choose alternatives)
  • Reducing where possible (opt for refills, remember your reusable shopping bags)
  • Refusing plastics that escape as litter (e.g. straws, takeaway cups, utensils, balloons)
  • Recycling what cannot be avoided

Are you in for the Plastic Free July #choosetorefuse challenge?

Join 100,000+ West Australians and a million+ people worldwide stepping up in Plastic Free July in 2017. Click here to choose what you will refuse

Ambassadors Become The Teachers!

On Wednesday May 24th ‘i sea, i care’ from Sandringham East and Cheltenham joined together.  For the first half of the day, Ambassadors learnt about some of the wonderful life found in our bays including decorator crabs and Port Jackson sharks.

Along with this were activities such as ‘Find the dolphin’s food’ and ‘Beachcombing’.  Taking notes was important for today’s session, as in the afternoon the Ambassadors would become the teachers! Everything learnt in the first half of today was to be taught again in the afternoon – however this time, our Bayside Ambassadors were to teach our level two students.  Along with having an understanding of how to teach level twos about marine life and the effect of plastics on marine environments, our Ambassadors were also encouraged to use key presentation skills to deliver their lesson.  Such skills included loud, clear voices, positive body language and eye contact.

After dividing activities between themselves and after many rehearsals, Ambassadors were ready to present their lesson all by themselves.  Along with delivering content, the half hour lesson involved Ambassadors selecting level two students for answers, picking volunteers for certain tasks and working together as a team to run a fluid lesson within the tight time-frame.  Well done to all the Ambassadors for showing leadership skills and working together to successfully educate other students about our precious marine life and the importance of reducing plastic waste!


What’s Been Happening at Sandy East this Week



This week’s attendance superstars were 2A.  Congratulations!


This week in our mathematics focus, the Foundation children counted up to day 82 – not long until we reach day 100 now! We practised our addition skills by using a range of resources such as number lines, dominoes and dice to add numbers together.

In literacy, we continued our focus on fairy tales, with each class reading our final fairy tale for the term. We practised using our reading strategies of looking at the pictures, checking for meaning, sounding out, chunking, and skipping and reading on.

Thank you to all those parents and children who attended three way conferences this week, the children were so proud to share and celebrate their learning!

Only one week to go, great job this term Foundation children!

Level 1 & 2

This week has been a wonderful week in the level 1 and 2 area. The teachers have been very proud of the achievements of all students in the preparation for the 3 way conferences.  We hope you enjoyed the conferences on Wednesday, we know the students enjoyed being able to showcase their learning to you.

Following on from our Mini-Beast incursion the classes have gone out to the garden and are in the process of conducting experiments to see what type of material mini-beasts prefer to hide in during the next week. The materials the students are using in the experience are, hessian, plastic, cotton and vinyl. Should be an interesting week of observations.

In Maths this week we have been looking at division, multiplication and fractions. The students also focussed on place value this week also preparing for their conferences.

Reading this week has been fun with the students experimenting with alliteration sentences. Students enjoyed increasing their vocabulary with synonyms to try and find the most interesting and fun sentence about themselves.

Writing this week the students have been learning about information texts. This is linking in with our Mini-Beast incursion also. The students have enjoyed learning about animals and writing information reports about them.

Level 3 & 4

I am sure I say this all the time but how is it the end of term already?!  What a term it has been and this week has been just as busy as the rest.

The students are adding their final touches to their ERP projects, making sure they have included all the significant dates and showing how their particular topic has changed over time.  Don’t forget this Wednesday June 28th at 3pm – 4pm we have the ERP expo, where you are welcome to come into your child’s class and take a look at all their hard work and wonderful learning that has gone on.  Come and take a look and be ready to be amazed.

Thank you to all the students for the incredible three way conferences.  It was great to see each child share their learning with their families and wow their parents with the knowledge they had learnt.

By now, I am sure everyone has been onto compass to get their child’s report, if you are still unable to get on make sure you head into the office where they will be more than happy to help you out.

Thanks for a great term, until next time…The level three and four team.

Level 5 & 6

Athletics Training

On your marks…get set…GO!  Yes, I’m back, and here to inform you about the goings-on in the level 5-6s.

Currently in PE we have been preparing for our yearly ATHLETICS CARNIVAL (insert firecrackers and glitter bombs here)!  Sprinting side by side with our mates and triple jumping just turned competitive. Imagine your feet moving as swift as a fox, your hair whipping by your face and the wind whistling in your ears, your heart beating at a rapid pace.  This is all soon to become a reality for our students (insert applause here)!  We all thoroughly enjoy competing against our classmates, because it’s not all about winning! Sure, it’s nice to win from time to time, but the main thing is having fun. (Yup, that last part was cheesy, but still, it’s true!).  Chelsea A


This term the Level 5s and 6s have the focus of disasters for their Educational Research Projects (ERP). They were given the task to research about one specific disaster and display their new knowledge in an ICT artefact and then another artefact on top of that.  The Expo is this Wednesday, June 28th at 3pm – 4pm. The 5s and 6s are looking forward to sharing and showcasing their learning.  Can’t wait to see you there.

Mia and Macy

PE News

In PE this term, Foundation & Level 1 have been working on throwing and catching, juggling, movement and running.  Our Level 2 students have been playing a netball style game that works on throwing and catching as well as game strategy and movement.