We are now firmly at the end point of a huge term. The teachers continue to provide quality education to your children which can be seen on all of their smiling faces as I walk around the school. Lots of excursions and experiences have taken place in the last few weeks with a lot more to come. I know that everything the teachers do is for your children, and it shows in the kindness I see from all the students. I wish you a lovely break and an equally amazing holiday. Enjoy yourselves and come back refreshed for Term 4.
Indigenous Literacy Week
What a fabulous event! Jennie Gordon, the Public Officer and Secretary from Mulwaree Aboriginal Community came in to help our beautiful school celebrate National Indigenous Literacy Week. Aunty Jennie, as she is better known, spoke with our students about connection to culture and stories. She also displayed lots of items about Aboriginal heritage. Afterwards, Jennie read a book called ‘Finding our Heart’ by Thomas Mayor, which is about ‘The Uluru Statement from the Heart’. Interestingly, Jennie was a signatory to this statement, and it was wonderful to get her perspective on that historic occasion. Every student was totally enthralled and received a book to commemorate the occasion. Some students even had Aunty Jennie sign their book for them. A huge thanks goes to Tegan Johnson, our local Schools as Community Centre (SACC) liaison and Tammy Diamond for all their work in the background and organising the day.
What a fantastic week! To celebrate all of the people who work so diligently in the office, who take care of the school grounds, that prepare lunches in the canteen or assist in the learning outcomes for your children; we had a special week of celebration. It started with a lovely home cooked lunch for everyone, then to a beautiful High Tea with our School Captains, an assembly where everyone was presented with a small gift and lastly, to our P and C who also joined in with the celebrations and generously presented everyone with a small plant. It was wonderful to see everyone coming together and enjoying being part of our GPS community. Thank you to all the teachers for helping to support this week and for the executive team who went above and beyond. A thank you to our P and C as well for all they did to celebrate this week as well.
Visitors Coming Onsite
This is just a reminder that everyone who comes onsite to Goulburn Public School must sign in at the office so that we know you are here. This is following Departmental policies, guidelines and procedures and is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every visitor here at school. Staff need to be informed you are here before you go into your child’s classroom as teachers are busy planning, preparing or teaching your child.
If you have any inquiries please visit the office. Thank you for your understanding.
Our Year 6 check in assessments are underway at the moment. This is an opportunity to see how our students are doing and gives us more information in assisting our students to help pinpoint their needs. Thank you to Mr Waterman for organising all these assessments for our students.
Tell them From Me Surveys (TTFM)
The students will be involved with these local surveys. These provide the school with much needed information about how things are going in the school form our student’s perspective.
We have finalised our parent survey. We look forward to hearing your feedback and any suggestions you have are greatly welcomed. Please follow the link below to access the parent survey.
Selective High School Applications 2024
Applications for entry to a selective high school in Year 7 in 2024 are expected to open on 18 October 2022 and close on 16 November 2022 at 11:59pm. The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on 4 May 2023. The test will be paper-based. Parents that are interested in their children applying will need to access the link below and apply.
On Thursday 22 September, a public holiday has been declared as a National Day of Mourning to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
PBL Acknowledgment Day
Next Friday 23 September we will be having our PBL Acknowledgment Day. This is an occasion where students get rewarded for their effort and behaviour. If your child has had a major negative behavioural incident in the last few weeks then they will miss out on some of that reward time.
This is a mufti day. Students come to school in casual clothes, crazy hair and socks.
Our playground continues to be in the middle of an upgrade. The Hall is now being refurbished and will be out of action for some time. You may have seen the roof has already come off!
The school continues to send out the current guidelines of Covid-19 and the appropriate measures that we need to take. Please read those carefully as they change quite quickly.
Lastly, I continue to see our students working well, enjoying their learning and developing a love of learning. It is fantastic to witness the look in their eyes when they grasp concepts and see that ‘light-bulb’ moment. If you have any questions, please feel free to see me. My door is always open.
Thursday 22 September – Public Holiday
Friday 23 September – PBL Rewards Day