Goulburn Public School

Latest COVID-19 Advice

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Term 4, Week 3

Principal's Report

We are firmly full steam ahead for this term with a lot of things continuing around the school. I hope you are all ready for everything that is going to happen for the rest of this term.

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.

Tell them From Me Surveys (TTFM)

The students in Years 4, 5 and 6 have done their surveys, now it is the parents turn!

Our parent survey is ready for you all to access. 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. These close at the end of this week so please make sure you enter in your data.

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.

Year 5 and 6 Camp

On Monday morning our Year 5 and 6 students left for their annual camp. This year it was at Berry - Sport and Recreation. Our very excited students boarded the bus and made their way down the coast for an exciting time. They participated in, archery, kayaking, and even went through the dark maze, which was something the students had to figure out in complete darkness. A few of them challenged themselves and went beyond some of their fears. Well done to all those that went

and pushed themselves to do things they thought wasn’t possible. A huge thanks to Mrs McDade and Mr Waterman for giving up their time to allow our students to experience camp and have a rewarding experience!

Book Fair

Last week we held our annual book fair. It was a huge success with lots of our students lining up to get a good look at all the latest releases. The library was very full each day with the children enjoying the books that were on offer. I saw lots of smiles and laughter as they perused the books and chose their favourites. A huge thanks to Mrs Lang who organised all of the books and trinkets and raised a lot of money to support our library and the school’s initiatives.

Covid-19 Updates

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 time at school 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. I have been very impressed with all the student’s efforts in class.

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me. My door is always open.

Jeremy White

Relieving Principal

No Hat? Play In The Shade

Selective High School Applications 2024


Parents of children from Kindergarten to Year 12 must ensure their children attend school every day. On occasion, your child may need to be absent from school. 

Parents must provide an explanation for absences to the school within 7 days from the first day of any period of absence. Where an explanation has not been received within the 7-day timeframe, the school will record the absence as unjustified on the student's record. As part of school protocol you will be contacted by a staff member after two days of absence without explanation.

Confusion With Online Payments

There has been a bit of confusion when paying for certain events/activities/uniforms online.

The school events and activities are separate to the P&C run uniform shop. 

If you are purchasing uniforms – this is to be paid to the P&C account – their details are on their price lists. 

All other payments to the school for excursions/activities/sports etc are to be paid to the school account which the link is found on our school website.

then go to: MAKE A PAYMENT

There has been lots of mixed payments and it is making it difficult to reconcile accounts.  If you are unsure at all, please call the office on 48212827, and we can confirm for you.

We do not want any student to miss out on any activity due to payment not being received. 


24 October

*Year 5/6 Camp

*Cricket Sessions

25 October

*Year 5/6 Camp 

26 October 

*Year 5/6 Camp 

27 October 

28 October

*Year 6 Passport to Success 

*World Teachers' Day


31 October

*Cricket Sessions

1 November 2 November3 November

4 November

*Year 6 Passport to Success 

57 November 8 November 9 November 10 November 

11 November

 *Year 6 Passport to Success 

614 November 15 November 16 November 17 November

18 November 

*Kindergarten  Orientation

21 November 22 November 23 November 24 November 

25 November

 *Kindergarten  Orientation

28 November 

29 November 

* Mulwaree High School Orientation Day - Year 6

*Goulburn High School  Orientation Day  - Year 6

30 November 1 December 

2 December 

*Kindergarten  Orientation

5 December 6 December 7 December 8 December 

9 December

 *Kindergarten   Orientation

1012 December 13 December 

14 December 

*Presentation Day - 

K-6 - 10am

*Year 6 Graduation Dinner

15 December 

*Christmas Concert

16 December

*PBL Excellence Day  



19 December 

* Staff Development Day 

20 December

*Staff Development Day  

21 December 

School Holidays Begin 

22 December 

School Holidays 

23 December 

School Holidays 

School Holidays School HolidaysSchool HolidaysSchool HolidaysSchool Holidays
Term 1



23 January 

School Holidays 

24 January 

School Holidays 

25 January 

School Holidays 

26 January

Australia Day Public Holiday 

27 January 

*Staff Development Day 


30 January 

*Staff Development Day

31 January 

*Students Return  2023 - Years 1-6

*Kindergarten Best Start 

1 February 

*Kindergarten Best Start 

2 February 

*Kindergarten Best Start 

3 February 

*Kindergarten Best Start


6 February 

*Kindergarten First Day

7 February 8 February 9 February 10 February

World Teachers' Day 2022

Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day on 28 October 2022.

Hats off to teachers this World Teachers’ Day.

Our teachers have shown great resilience during challenging times, all so they can give Goulburn Public School students the best future possible.

Our teachers sat down to a lovely high tea today as a little token of appreciation for all that they do for our students at GPS.

Happy Teachers’ Day 2022 to our GPS Teachers!!

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.


Weeks 2 & 3

PBL Value Of The Week

PBL Students Of The Week

Achievement Awards

Mulwaree High School

Goulburn High School Orientation Day

Year 6 Jelly Bean Guessing Competition

Book Fair Thank you

Year 5/6 Camp 2022

School Travel 2023

2023 school travel applications are now open

Applications for student travel in 2023 opened from Monday 10 October 2022.

Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can apply now. A new application will need to be submittedif they are applying for the first time, or if they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a newshared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

Students who change address, school, campus location, have repeated a year or received an expiry notification fromTransport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications, and entitlements remain valid for the start of the 2023 school year. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.

If a student's distance eligibility has changed based on their grade (i.e. grade two to grade three), the system willautomatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria,we will send an expiry notification via email.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2023.

Students living in rural and regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the start of the new school year from their nominated transport operator. It may come via the school or be sent directly to them at home. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/parents should confirm with their nominated operator if theydo not receive a pass.

School travel application endorsement

Occasionally, applicants completing the online form make mistakes, so we ask that school administrators be mindful of this and only endorse applications with correct information.

If you identify an error, you can amend the first name, date of birth or grade of a student’s travel application by clicking in the relevant row on the portal. Please ensure you have confirmed the information before making any changes. Refer to page 16 of the School Portal User Guide for further instructions. The user guide is accessible within the School Portal by clicking the arrow next to your username.If a student’s details cannot be confirmed or they are not yet enrolled please do not endorse the application. By selecting ‘no’ the application will be rejected and the applicant will be informed. They will then need to submit a new application.

If a school administrator endorses an application in error, please advise our Concessions team as soon as possible here.

If school administrators require access to the School Portal, please request an account here.

If you need to remove school portal access for staff members who have left the school recently, please let us know via a feedback form and select ‘school/operator portal’ and then ‘remove existing user access’.

Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCECs)

Schools applying for Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCECs) for senior students are advised to submit applications at least four weeks before the end of Term 4. This will allow time for processing and delivery to the schoolbefore the holiday period commences. Applications scheduled for delivery during the holiday period will be held and delivered when school recommences from January 2023.When applying for TCECs before the end Term 4 2022, ensure you enter the grade the student is in this year, not the grade they will be in during 2023. E.g., year 11 students who have commenced year 12 studies are still considered as being in grade 11 until the end of 2022.

Travel from Term 1 2023

We ask that parents plan ahead and make sure their child knows which service/s to use and has a valid ticket to travel;either a School Opal card or Child/Youth Opal card (within Greater Sydney) or a School Travel Pass (outside GreaterSydney), from the start of the school year.

Applications for 2023 School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) travel open at the start of Term 4 2022, so parents/students canapply or update details early and be ready for the start of the new school year.

Most students using the Opal network will not need a new Opal card and can continue travelling on their existing card each year.

The start of the year is a busy period for local transport operators, and students travelling without a valid ticket make service planning and operations difficult.

We recognise that for some families last minute changes to school enrolments mean they may not have a School Opal card orTravel Pass for the start of term. In the Opal network, we strongly encourage these families to have their children travelwith a Child/Youth Opal card until they receive their valid School Opal card. If outside Greater Sydney, parents should contacttheir local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.

Bus operators are flexible and understanding, particularly at the start of the school year, and will ensure students can travel safely to and from school. But to best support our operators we encourage all students to have a valid ticket, as early as possible, from the start of the school year.

Students using School Opal cards are also reminded that they must tap on and tap off in line with the Student code of conduct and Opal terms of use.

Breakfast Club

SaCC Programs


Unfortunately we have had confirmed cases of head lice at our school. Could you please check your child’s hair and make sure you treat your their hair appropriately before returning them to school. Further information on head lice is available on the NSW Health website or through the Department's website:

Joke Of The Week!

From The Office

Update Your Details

Have you moved house? Do you have a new phone number or email address?

Please contact the school office to update any details that may have changed.

Visitor Check In

All parents/carers and visitors who enter the school grounds must check in at the front office. Please report to the office directly after entering the school gates. This is for the safety of all students and staff members. 

If you wish to speak to a teacher, please contact the office and a time can be arranged for you.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Zones


Goulburn Public School P&C

Uniform Shop

Uniform orders can be made by contacting the P&C directly through their Facebook page at Goulburn Public School P&C Association. Alternatively, students can take a completed form together with cash (or the receipt number from direct transfer payment) to the office and the order will be sent home with students.

Please keep tags and the original packaging on all items that may need to be exchanged for a different size.

For all fitting enquiries or general uniform information contact the P&C on 0401 723 488. 

P&C Meeting Summary - Wednesday 19 October 2022

Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting, we greatly value your input. New members are always welcome. For more information see the Goulburn Public School P&C Facebook page or contact us through the school office. Our next meeting is Wednesday 16 November at 3:30pm. 


* Bunnings BBQ Sunday 6 November- volunteers welcome! Please come along and say g’day and buy a sausage sandwich to support GPS. 

* Colour Run- has had to be postponed until T1 2023. We’re looking forward to getting all students including our new Kindys involved in this fun event. 

* New rep. sports shirt design has been finalised. We’re looking forward to getting these fabulous shirts in for our rep. teams to proudly wear. 

* The KindyStart program for new 2023 Kindy students is just around the corner. Sessions are to be held throughout November and December. 

* We looked at a new skort design- it was very popular! Watch this space. 

* The soccer match excursion is coming up and the lucky students who are going have been chosen. 

* The P&C presented Mrs Lang with a cheque for $669, which was the proceeds of the Book Week cake stall. The money will be used to buy new books for the library. 

* The P&C will again purchase graduation bears for the leaving class of 2022. 

*A Christmas Stall is to be held again this year. Fabulous gifts will be available for purchase.