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15/06/2016 Regional Cross Country
19/06/2012 Disco and Mufti Day. ICAS Spelling Competition
21/06/2012 Zone Softball Carnival
25/06/2012 School Athletics Carnival
26/06/2012 Kindy Excursion to Fairfield City Farm
29/06/2012 Last day of term 2
17/07/2012 Tuesday First day of term 3
Mina Assaf, Mytham Al Ghalebi, Ali Asghar Rahimi, Brayden Samios, Heather Pati, Nabil Jawadi, Moosa Amiri, Atinaa Rahmani, Tara Rezaiy, Allan Zagros, Brooke Dempsey, Imran Dawood, Ali Rashidi, Shnya Mawlud, Rushia Sahragard, Mayhar Mola Salehi, Lara Muren, Mariam Agha, Emad Thabit, Leela Ma Chong, Alaa Ghazzawi, Velden Bergonia, Nargis Ahmadi, Samehir Chaouk, Santiago Rios Rodrieguez, Sifa Maloni, Sarah Shahid, Dilara Buyuklu, Maa Aukuso-Taelase, Aisha Chaouk, Jason Brogniez, Ethan Foo, Zhanise Heretama, Caitlin Santos, Harsh Shah, Hajar Hamze,Angela Boateng, Marcus Phan, Sara Saffar, Bradley Salekiki
5 Class Awards
Nimadi Patel,Mikul Rai,Heather Pati,Tin Duc Le,Priyansha Adhar,Solaiman Mirzaei,Kushi Osman Massudi,Dante Lagaloga,Nilaab Yaquobi,Caitlin Attard,Muskan Nazari,Ali Asghar Rahimi,Tahlia Abram,Nand Desai,Hadia Khadem,Paige Jago,Aniterea Posimani,Linda Stevenson,Mustafa Katyee,Kareem Agha,Mani Samiei,Kaunghtet Win,Mohit Sharma,Millie Kadhemi,Aaron Batth,Sadeed Ahmed,Chahid Bazouni,Mitchell Osland,Jatin Arora,Velden Bergonia,Mariam Haidari,Aaryan,Megane Viramassy,Arsalan Kamali,Salephipa Salekiki,Elif Kelek,Sarah McGuire,Danny Di Qattro,Fereba Mirzaei,Asawer Al Saaid,Pahul Preet Kaur,Zoe
Shogofa Aakefi, Tara Rezaiy, Henry Wu, Millie Kadhemi, Ihan De Mel, Yusuf Saymar, Metua Moeroa, Bubleen Dhiman,
Maria Batool, Caitlin Santos
Peace and Friendship Awards
Quinlan Lagaloga, Daniel Rahmani, Deyare Saaid, Shogofa Aakefi, Henry Wu, Trisha Singh, Najwa Taha, Yusuf Saymar, Millie Kadhemi, Mehdi Erikae, Joel Diquattro, Maria Batool, Jasmine Brooke-Ulugia, Isaac Elsama, Okaile Okai, Pahul Preet Kaur
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for learning is paramount as we prepare students for the future. We have a generation of students growing up in a world where they can access information and learn from each other every day. In our school, we are moving rapidly in the use of ICT for student learning and teachers are embracing the use of ICT in their classrooms. Over the past fortnight, I’ve had the privilege of dropping into Mr Ernsteins’ class and viewed the amazing work the students are doing on the new school laptops. Mr Ernsteins is one of the teachers leading the way in the use of ICT by setting up a joint project with North Star Public School that involves students learning from each other about rural communities. This week the NSW Premier Mr O’Farrell sent both schools a twitter message: “congratulations a great initiative.”
The use of ICT is not just at the older end of the school. Miss Vassella’s Kindergarten class continues to have weekly video conferences with Newling Public School in Armidale. Together, they are developing a joint course of study for students. It’s remarkable that with the use of ICTY, distance between learning centres becomes irrelevant.
This week we also move into a new era of our school with the installation of wireless throughout the whole school. In years to come, we will see an increase in students bringing laptops, smartphones and other devices to school as part of their learning kit. Under the Federal Government’s $410 SchoolKids Bonus, one consideration may be the offset of the purchase of a laptop and internet connection. Part of the twenty first century learner is the use of the internet to learn.
Learning space is part of the transformation of our school at the moment. I am bewildered when walking into some classroom to see students sitting in furniture that dates back to the 1970’s and trying to learn in a 21st century environment. Even the seats in the staffroom haven’t changed since I went to primary school. We can do better and we will. Currently I am looking at how teachers teach in the classrooms and what adaptations have to be made if we were to change the classroom learning space.
It’s not only inside the classrooms that we’re using as a learning space. The new tables and chairs opposite the school hall have become popular with students. During recess and lunch, the students have been taking turns using the new furniture. It’s lovely to walk out into the playground at the moment and see how students can collaborate with each other.
The disappointing weather meant that our athletics carnival needed to be postponed. The new date is now Monday 25th June 2012. This is always an enjoyable day for everyone involved.
Please make sure that all kindergarten children have a change of clothes in their bag. This cold weather means that we can run out of clean clothes for children. This problem is easily solved if all children have a clean set of clothes.
Kindergarten will be going on an Excursion to Fairfield City Farm on Tuesday 26th June 2012. This is an important part of their curriculum and we would like all children to attend. Please return your note and money as soon as possible to assist us with the organisation of the excursion.
Don’t forget the Breakfast Club run by the Chaplaincy Program! Breakfast is available free to all students every Tuesday from 8.30am to 8.50am.
Woolworths Earn and Learn
If you shop at Woolworths please collect stickers when you shop and stick them to the card supplied and return them to school. You can collect stickers between the 9th May and 1st July 2012. If you shop at Woolworths, please support the school by collecting stickers. Additional cards are available from the office.
Coles Sports for Schools
Vouchers are now available from all Coles Supermarkets for the Coles Sports in Schools program. In past years the community has supported this program and we have been able to obtain lots of sporting equipment for the school. If you shop at Coles, please remember to ask for your vouchers and leave them at the school office. We thank you for your continued support.
School Chaplain’s News
The School Chaplain is hosting a morning tea in the park on 22nd June 2012. Anyone wishing to attend can join the group at school by 9a.m. The group will walk to Holroyd Park and enjoy morning tea. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Chaplaincy Program has several programs running that may be of interest to you. These programs are open to everyone. If you have any questions please talk to me any time.
Monday and Tuesday: English Classes
Tuesday: Cooking Classes
Wednesday: Low impact exercise class
Thursday and Friday: Heart Foundation walk every week
Mrs Luisa McGuire
Australian Government Assistance for National Capital Excursion
Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful trip to Canberra last month. The children behaved extremely well and learnt a lot from all the exciting places they visited. While on the trip they participated in a variety of educational programs focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their National Capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist parents meet the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributed funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program towards the travel expenses incurred.
We would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program.
PSSA has been cancelled tomorrow as all the Council grounds have been closed. The match scheduled for tomorrow will be played on 3rd August 2012, week 3 term 3. All players should have paid the full $30 by now. It is not a pay when we play away arrangement.
Athletics Carnival – New Date Monday 25th June 2012
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to hold the Athletics Carnival on the back-up date that was originally organised. The new date is Monday 25th June. Unfortunately, this means that we will require a new note from everyone. Please return the new note as quickly as possible so we can be orgainsed early for the day.
Regional Cross Country.
The new date for the Regional Cross Country Carnival is Friday 15th June. Please make sure you have a new not signed.
The new date for the Zone Softball is Thursday 21st June 2012. Please talk to Miss Karamaneas if you have any questions.
School club news
Our next P & C meeting will be held on Friday 20th July, 2012 in the Community Room, It will commence at 9.15am.
The School Club will be providing a mini tuck shop at the Athletics Carnival. There will be no hot food available.
School Disco- Mufti Day
The School Club is holding a Disco with “The Olympics” as the theme. Come to school dressed in Olympic colours.
WHEN: Tuesday 19th June 2012
WHERE: New School Hall
COST: Disco Entry $3
Meal deal $6 (includes Disco and Meal)
Staff and School Club will be supervising the children.
There will be a mini tuck shop and Glow Products will be available for sale from $2 – $5
Please return your note and money to the office before Monday 18th June 2012
Uniform Shop News.
The Uniform Shop has some Discontinued Stock discounted, these clothes range from Track pants, Jumpers and Netball Skirts (all limited sizes). We also have some Nylon Jackets in stock (limited sizes) for those parents that are interested.
Any enquiries, please do not hesitate to ask us in the Uniform Shop as we are more than happy to help.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 9.15am.
Junior Cricket Coaching Clinic
Guildford Leagues Club is sponsoring a Junior Cricket Coaching Clinic to be run by Cricket NSW.
WHERE: McCredie Oval Guildford Leagues
WHEN: July 3rd and 4th from 9a.m. to noon
WHO: All boys and girls aged from 7-12 years who are interested in playing Cricket.
COST: FREE (includes morning tea and a free Cricket NSW show bag)
Bookings are essential so contact Vicki Paterson on 0419 608 311 by Friday 22nd June to reserve your place.