Information Bulletin – Term 4, 2013

2013 Term Dates

Term 4    Monday 7 October 2013 – Saturday 21 December 2013

2014 Term Dates

Term 1    Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Saturday 5 Spril 2014
Term 2    Tuesday 22 April 2014 – Saturday 28 June 2014
Term 3    Monday 14 July 2014 – Saturday 20 September 2014
Term 4    Monday 6 October 2014 – Saturday 20 December 2014

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays. Term 4 already – the year just seems to fly by but maybe that goes with getting older?

School Holiday Program

Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2013

We have a school holiday program running from Monday to Friday in this week. The classes run for one hour each day and cost $105.00 per child. If you are interested please call Kylie as soon as possible.

Our team

Welcome to Bec and Jen and welcome back home to Madi.

We farewell Alex who has been with us for nearly 3 years. He has mentored many of our teachers as well as sharing his knowledge and experience. I sincerely thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment and wish him well in his future endeavours.

Session Team Member
Monday Jill & Ashlee
Monday evening Nick, Jill & Madi
Tuesday Sarah & Bec
Tuesday evening Jill & Matt
Tuesday Lifeguard Jill
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday evening Sophie, Mikki & Madi
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Madi, Jill and Mikki
Friday Bec
Friday evening Nick, Mikki & Madi
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday morning Ben, Mikki & Matt
Saturday afternoon Madi, Sophie & Caitlin



Swimming Australia talks consistently about layers of prection for safer swimming for our children:

  1. Supervision
  2. Barriers
  3. Swimming and water safety skills
  4. Emergency action plans

You will see these up on the wall at the pool. We also have a checklist for those who have a pool and other thought starters for safety around water – pool, bath, beach and more.

As part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program, across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we can do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water. This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

Swim SAFER Week in term 4 is from Monday 9 December – Saturday 14 December.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. Similarly, during Swim SAFER week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Clothes Donations for SwimSAFER

 We are asking families for donations of any clothes you no longer need which could be used for our SwimSAFER week activities such as t-shirts and shorts. Any would be gratefully received.

Children’s Activities

This term we have a number of under the sea animals to be decorated and returned plus the word search on the back page. Please ask at the desk for an animal.

Invoices for Term 4

These fees must be paid before the term starts. If you have not paid your fees by the start of term, we are unable to keep your place. Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 4 has a is an eleven week term for all classes, other than those on Tuesday (which is a ten week term due to the Melbourne Cup holiday). Click here to see our term fees.


An SMS is appreciated if your child is unwell and unable to attend class. Please speak to us once your child is well if you would like to organise a makeup class.


Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group for Swim Like A Fish! Follow Swim Like a Fish on Facebook and “like” us if you are a Facebook user.

If you have any queries please phone me on 0433 446 403 or catch me at the pool.

Thanks, Kylie Spears