In this issue:
- Swimming Lessons for Term 4
- Picking Children up from the Pool
- Parenting Classes
- Presentation Night DVD
- UNSW Reading Results
- Mathletics Awards
- Notice about Leaving the School
- Interrelate Program for Years 5 & 6
- Year 6
- School Bank Details
- Cleaning Roster Term 3 & 4
- Dates to Remember
Swimming Lessons for Term 4
Next term we are booked into the Oasis Swimming Centre at South Windsor for swimming lessons. Each year this is a great start to the swimming season for all children. Parents report that their children’s swimming skills improve greatly as a result of this program. This children in the top swimming groups will be participating in a Life Saving course as part of their program.
The cost of the swimming program will be $135 per child. This includes the bus fare, entry to the pool and the swimming lessons. This is a whole school program and children will be leaving the school at approximately 12:00pm and arriving back at school at about 2:50pm. If you do not want your child to take part in this program you need to pick your child up from school at 12 noon as there will be no supervision at school.
Our Swimming Program starts on the first day back for Term 4, Monday 9 October 2017. It runs Monday to Thursday for the first two weeks of term. Please make sure that your children remember swimmers, towels, goggles and a separate bag to carry wet things.
Meeting your child at the Pool
Sometimes parents, especially those who live near South Windsor, prefer to pick their child/ren up from the Pool rather than at school. Parents are welcome to pick their children up from the pool after swimming lessons. However, if you are intending to pick your child/ren up from the pool please put a note in your child’s diary (so that the teachers know to make sure your children take all their belongings to the pool with them). You must be at the pool no later than 2:10pm. Children will not be left at the Pool without their own parent (or an adult that the parent has already informed teachers about) and the bus needs to leave on time (2:10pm) to meet connecting buses back at school. If you are running late and do not arrive before the bus leaves: do not panic. Your child/ren will be waiting for you, back at school.
Some parents have indicated that they would like our school to organise some parenting classes. The idea is that the school could organise for some “expert” speakers to conduct classes at our school to help parents investigate different ways of managing children’s behaviour. The school could provide some child minding if parents thought that would be useful. Before we go ahead and try to organise this we would like to know how many parents would be interested.
Please indicate below whether you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.
Presentation Night DVD
Each year we contract a professional to come to our Presentation Night and video the children’s musical performance and award ceremony. This allows our community to be able to watch the performance live without having to film it themselves or block other people’s view while they are trying to film. The result has always been received well and has become an important keep-sake for our children. Every family will be invoiced for one copy of the DVD ($32). This will be included on the Term 4 invoice. If you want more than one copy or you do not want to purchase one, please let Sherene know so that your invoice can be adjusted.
UNSW Reading Competition
We had some good results in the 2017 UNSW Reading Competition. Of the 34 primary children who sat this very difficult test, 9 children received special awards. That represents 26% of our primary population. Ali was awarded a High Distinction Certificate which placed her in the top 1% of students sitting the test; Soren and Tristan were awarded Distinction Certificates; Lily, Ava, Sarah, Arabella and Amber were awarded Credit Certificates; Jet was awarded a Merit Certificate.
Great work, children!
Mathletics is an online Mathematics program which is used across the school K-6 to help improve the mathematical skills of our children. Three of our students have been recognised, by the Mathletics team, for excellent work on the program. Congratulations to Lauren, Tristan and Sarah for an outstanding performance in Mathletics this year.
Great work, children!
Notice about Leaving the School
Parents are reminded that it is school policy for a term’s notice to be given in writing when withdrawing a child from the School, in order for Family Bonds to be refunded. For any students not continuing at the school next year (2018) this notice would need to be given in writing no later than Friday 22 September 2017. As our School has only a limited number of places available, it is important when considering new enrolments that we know how many vacancies we have.
Interrelate Program – Years 5 & 6
Please go to the school website to complete a permission form to allow your child to participate in this program or click on the link below.
A reminder that all year 6 children are invoiced for Term 4 at the start of Term 3. It is a policy of our school that children in year 6 must have all their fees and any outstanding money paid by the end of Term 3 in order to secure their place in our school for Term 4.
If you have any difficulties please contact the School Office on 4573 2218 or email the school on email@example.com.
School Bank Details
If you wish to pay your fees as a Direct Debit, following are the school bank details:
Account Number: 10106545
Please include your child’s name in the description field.
Cleaning Roster Term 3 & 4
|Dates||Mid week (Tuesday)||Weekend|
|Mon 4 Sep-Sun 10 Sep||Sharon & Steve**||Alannah & Glen|
|Mon 11 Sep-Sun 17 Sep||Trish & Jon||Naz & Vincent|
|Mon 18 Sep-Sun 24 Sep||Ashley & Blake||Sherene & Tom|
|Mon 9 Oct-Sun 15 Oct||Oonagh & Ian||Liz & Jorgen|
|Mon 16 Oct-Sun 22 Oct||Nardi||Marieke & Aaron**|
|Mon 23 Oct-Sun 29 Oct||Kayleen & Dean **||Lisa & Greg|
|Mon 30 Oct-Sun 5 Nov||Autumn & Jonathon||Natalie & Mike|
|Mon 6 Nov-Sun 12 Nov||Carly & Wayne||Gayle & Mark **|
|Mon 13 Nov-Sun 19 Nov||Marissa & Jason **||Naz & Vincent|
|Mon 20 Nov-Sun 26 Nov||Sharlene & Cameron||Helen & Brian|
|Mon 27 Nov-Sun 3 Dec||Adrian & Sue **||Alannah & Glenn|
|Mon 4 Dec-Sun 10 Dec||–||Robbie & Andrew **|
It is expected that parents who are rostered to clean mid-week will do the cleaning on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.
- Cleaning both bathrooms (one at the end of Pat’s classroom and the other one downstairs)
- Sweeping the verandahs & under the awning
- Washing down the aluminium lunch tables
**Note: Your name will be on the cleaning roster even if you have offered to pay the cleaning fee. You will receive an invoice for the cleaning fee and the school will organise someone else to do the cleaning on your behalf.
Dates to Remember Term 4 2017
|Fri 22 Sep||Term 3 ends|
|Mon 9 Oct||Term 4 commences|
|Mon 9 Oct||Swimming Program commences|
|Thur 26 Oct||Interrelate Program 5-6|
|Thur 2 Nov||Interrelate Program 5-6|
|Tues 7 Nov||Kindy Orientation|
|Tues 7 Nov||Committee Meeting 7pm|
|Tues 14 Nov||Dress Rehearsal|
|Fri 17 Nov||Presentation Night 7pm|
|Fri 22 Nov||Musica Viva|
|Mon 4 Dec||Year 6 Farewell Picnic Day K-6|
|Tues 5 Dec||Responsible Pet Program K-2|
|Wed 6 Dec||Last Day of school for students|
|Wed 6 Dec||Parent/Teacher Interviews|
|Thur 7 Dec||Parent/Teacher Interviews|
|Fri 8 Dec||Parent/Teacher interviews|