Thanks to the many parents who have booked in a time to have a chat with teachers about their child's learning. If you've been putting it off, it's not too late to jump online and make a booking, or speak to your child's teacher in person.
We're looking forward to seeing you throughout the week.
Chatterboxes off to CoS Finals
Our Stage One students love a good chat and have been putting their skills to good use, with many completing their very first prepared speech over the past week.
Both Year 1 and Year 2 students presented speeches on Wednesday 5 September. Two winners were chosen to compete in the Warrawong Community of Schools Stage 1 Public Speaking Competition on the topic “If I could travel in time”. There were so many great speeches which varied in subject from dinosaurs to robots to the 18th Century and even back to the Eighties.
Congratulations to Oriana of Year One and Amie of Year Two. Both students will compete in the Community of Schools final at Port Kembla Public School on Wednesday 19 September at 9:15 am.
Best of luck to our Regional Athletes
Friday is a big day for these students, competing in the Regional Athletics Carnival. Sharni Geeki, Phoenix Duncan, Keeghan Riddell, Hayden Davies-Cooke, Destin Tausala, Deegan Jones, Jay Jayaswal and Isadora Novakovic have all qualified to represent our school at the carnival.
These students not only excelled in our school sports carnival, but their outstanding performance in the District Athletics Carnival has earned them a place at the Regional carnival.
A special mention to Ti-Amour Kupenga who also qualified for the Regionals but is unable to compete due to an injury.
Wishing our star athletes all the very best for Friday. We know that they will do us proud with another stellar effort.
Hay you! Get ready for some bootscooting!
Dust off those flannelette shirts! Come dressed as a farmer next Thursday 20 September, and bring along a gold coin to support our farmers in need.
We'll be bootscooting from 9am to get our bodies moving and ready for learning. Parents are welcome to join us - we promise you'll know the moves!
Later in the day, our P&C have organised a cake stall, with cakes starting at $1. Donations of cake will be gratefully received by our P&C mums. Please drop them off to the kitchen on the day.
A friendly reminder from our neighbouring shop to ensure orders contain the correct change as we've had many orders that have fallen short lately. Thanks for supporting a local business that looks after our school so well.
Around the school
Week 7 was our last week of Groups for the term. There were rockets launched, dinners cooked and of course, lots of fun had. Have a look at our week.
Tell them from me survey
Thanks to those parents who have already completed the Tell Them From Me survey. Our aim is to reach as many families as possible, so that our direction is guided by our whole community.
If you haven't already, please take the time to have your say. It's anonymous, confidential and will help us know what you'd like to see in our school. The survey will be open until the end of September.
Access the survey here
There are two assemblies to look forward to over the remainder of the term.
On Friday 21 September, Year 4/5 will be presenting the assembly, whilst of Friday 28 September, our last day of term, it will be Year 3/4's turn to take the stage.
We hope you can join us under the COLA from 2pm.
3 x Apple MacBook desktop computers in good, working order. Operating on Yosemite OSX. Include wireless mouse and keyboard (batteries not included). $350 each.
For all enquiries, please contact Miss Hunter in Year 5/6.
Payment by cash only. First in, best dressed.
Stewart House Clothing Drive
The Stewart House Clothing Drive is on again. Bags have been sent home today. Please fill them with any clothes in good condition, that can be donated for the cause.
Please return any filled bags to the kitchen before Wednesday 26 September.
Find and treat head lice!
Nits are out and about. Please check your child's hair for head lice.
Head lice are tiny wingless insects about the size of a sesame seed that live in the hair of humans and animals where they feed on blood by biting the skin. Lice are not dangerous, and do not spread disease, but their bites can cause itching and sometimes skin irritation.
You can see the lice and nits (eggs) if you look closely at your head and scalp. Nits look like tiny white dots attached firmly to the hair. They cannot be brushed or flicked off the hair, but must be physically removed with fingers or fingernails.
Treating head lice involves the removal of head lice and nits from the hair by either using the conditioner and comb method, or chemical treatments.
The conditioner and comb method involves the use of conditioner and a special metal fine-toothed nit comb. The conditioner briefly stuns the lice making it easier for the nit comb to trap and remove the lice and nits.
If you decide to use a chemical, it is important that you follow the instructions closely that come with it. 2 to 3 chemical treatments with a week in between each should remove living lice. No single chemical treatment will work for everyone. A nit comb can be used to look for any signs of living lice.
Ahead this term
Term 3 is always a big one. Here's some dates for the diary.
Monday 10-15 September - Parent Teacher Conversations
Tuesday 11 September at 9:30 - P&C meeting
Thursday 20 September - Buy a Bale Day
Friday 21 September - School Assembly presented by 4/5
Friday 28 September - Last day of Term 3
Friday 28 September - School assembly presented by 3/4
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