The Randwick Buzz

Term 2, Week 8 2022

Important Dates for 2022

Friday 17 June                         Swimming / Cross Country Assembly 10am

Monday 20 June                      P&C Meeting 7.30pm

Tuesday 21 June                      Year 6 Musical

Wednesday 22 June                Year 6 Musical

Tuesday 28 June                      NAIDOC Week Assembly

Wednesday 29 June                SRC Pyjama Day Mufti Day

Friday 1st July                          Last day of Term 2

Monday 18th July                    Staff Development Day (No students)

Tuesday 19th July                    First day of  Term 3

From the Principal

What a wonderful turn out of parents for our first working bee of the year and a special thanks to Assistant Principal, Louise Manning and parent coordinator, Angus Northey.  It really illustrated the theme song from Year 6 production of High School Musical, “we’re all in this together”! Getting back into the swing of things together is one of the most important goals for our school community and we are thankful our P&C are so strong in supporting this. Remember to tune in to the P&C meeting next Monday 20th June at 7.30pm. Assistant Principal, Michael Nemeth, will be outlining the implementation of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus (including sport) at our school. If you have any questions in advance please send them through so that thoughtful answers can be given.

I’ve also enjoyed walking around the corridors and seeing familiar and new faces of parent helpers working one on one with students who need just a bit of extra individual guidance. You provide a wonderful support and I know gain a lot of personal satisfaction when you see the gains students make.

This week and next, students are involved in activities to help them understand and appreciate Indigenous culture and present perspectives and issues. Thank you to Patrick Madden and Leanne King for their organisation. Please support your children in productive discussions around current issues so that our nation can develop fairer policies together.

With just over two weeks to go to our mid year vacation, teachers are completing assessments and reports which will come electronically through the SENTRAL parent portal on Monday of the last week. Take time to discuss progress and effort with your child in a positive manner. Enjoy our beautiful winter weather and sunshine.

Susan Allen

Enrolments Now Open for Kindergarten 2023

Randwick Public School Kindergarten 2023 Enrolments are now open online. Children turning 5 before 31st July, 2023 are eligible for enrolment.

Please use the link provided to navigate to the Online Enrolments area of the school website.

Enrolment - Randwick Public School (

For any queries please feel free to call the school office.

From the Deputy Principal

Semester 1 Reports

Student Semester 1 Reports will be sent home via the Sentral Parent Portal on Monday 27 June. These reports will be in a similar format to the Semester 2 2021 reports. If you have not yet set up your Parent Portal access please do so before Monday 27 June. If you are unable to access the portal please contact the school office by Friday of Week 9 to receive your unique family access key.

Attendance Matters

At Randwick Public School we have great attendance rates at school. Lately we are having a lot of students arrive late to school. Arriving at school on time before 9am is very important as it ensures that students do not miss out on important learning activities scheduled early in the day and it gives them an opportunity to settle into the class routines from the start of the morning session. It helps students to learn the importance of punctuality and routine as well as gives students time to greet their friends before school. Arriving to school on time also reduces classroom disruptions when entering the learning space. I ask for all your support in getting each and every student to school on time every day. If you are experiencing troubles with getting your child so school, please come talk to us so we can put a supportive plan in place.

Lost Property

There are huge amounts of lost property left around our school grounds each day. The Lost Property is located outside in the Administration Building and we encourage parents to come take a look before the end of term to collect any items that belong to their child/ren. Each week the lost property gets emptied but it is like a boomerang and it all just keeps coming back! Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child's name so that these items can be returned to them.

Trent Gardiner
Deputy Principal

Staff Spotlight - Matthew Brown 4C

How long have you been teaching?  Where and for how long?    

I have been teaching since 2014. I have taught at many different schools across Sydney. I have taught as an RFF teacher, EAL/D teacher, Learning Support and Casual teacher. Randwick Public School is my first fulltime classroom teaching position and I am really enjoying it.  

What do you like about Randwick Public School?   

I like how everyone is willing to help and answer any questions I may have (even when things are super busy!) 

What is your favourite thing to do?   

Playing sport and hanging out with my family! 

What have you read recently?   

I always read books to my sons, recent ones include titles such as Pig the Pug, Macca the Alpaca and Where is the Green Sheep!  

What is your favourite sports team?   

St George Illawarra Dragons 

What is your favourite food?  


From the Deputy Principal


At Randwick Public School, we are always looking for ways to improve our teaching and learning programs. On Thursday, Ms Allen, Ms Cake, Ms Valenti and Mr Madden visited Oatley Public School to see how they use the InitiaLit program in their K-2 classes. InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers. Currently at RPS, Year 1 classes use the InitiaLit program and we are now looking at using it in Kindergarten and Year 2 to ensure a consistent approach across the early years. It was impressive to see all the students at Oatley Public School engage in the program and the school's data has reflected the efficacy of the program. We are looking forward to sharing more with you about the program as we continue to develop our plans for implementation. 

Grow Your Mind Parent Information Session

On Wednesday evening, we were lucky to have Kristina and Julia from Grow Your Mind present the Grow Your Mind Parent Information Session. The session covered:

  • What is Grow Your Mind - the research behind it
  • Introduction to the animal characters - you might have been hearing about a guard dog, wise owl and other interesting characters your children are learning about at school
  • Introduction to a range of positive mental health strategies your children are exploring with the Grow Your Mind program
  • Tips on things you can do to further support these skills and learning at home

If you missed the session (or if you'd like to watch again), you can access the recording using these details: 

Passcode: +tYym5V& 

We hope that this session provides you with some great practical tools to support your child's wellbeing.

Chantal Cake
Deputy Principal

From the Library

Book Week Competitions

While we celebrate Book Week next term, it's time to start thinking about our annual Book Week Competitions! This year we have a Drawing Competition for Yrs K-2 and a Writing Competition for Yrs 3-6. The Book Week theme this year is 'Dreaming With Our Eyes Open'. Students might like to prepare their entries over the holidays. These are due in Friday 19th August.

A huge shout-out to our volunteer book coverers! Week in, week out our Book Coverers collect boxes of new books, cover them to perfection and return them. Literally hundreds and hundreds of them. They quietly work away covering books at home for the students of RPS and our wonderful library. Thank you from all of us for all that you do. You're all amazing and your work is very much appreciated!! 

Thank you!

Annette Cullinan

Teacher Librarian

Drawing Competition for Yrs K - 2

Writing Competition for Yrs 3 - 6

From the P&C

Working Bee - Thank you

A massive thank you to those that volunteered for the working bee to help keep the school grounds looking great.

The next P&C meeting is 20 June at 7.30pm

The focus of the meeting will be all things sport including an introduction to the sport curriculum for all year groups and an explanation of PSSA (Primary Schools Sports Association). 

Register in advance for this meeting: Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: My Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: My Meeting. After registerin...

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: My Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email...

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to raise at the meeting or send them in beforehand via our P&C

Play date for Year 2-4

Friday 24th June Week 9, after school at the Parent's Room/ Uniform Shop (beside canteen) until 4pm.

Siblings are welcome and a light afternoon tea is on offer.

Please provide your feedback by clicking on yellow banner link. We will direct the feedback to the appropriate people and/or share it in the newsletter! So that we can get in touch with you, support you or gather more information, it is greatly appreciated if you could provide your contact details if you would like.

Thank you!

Please see the Community Advertising section for activities held at the school, during school holidays and within the local community. You can access this link by by clicking on yellow banner link above or by visiting the Randwick Public School website, scroll down the front page and click on the link "Community Advertising". 

Information for parents and carers about the changes to school operations because of COVID-19 health advice current from 8 September 2020 is available in the following languages:

    Instantly translate this newsletter to 100+ languages

    With our Google Translation integration, you can access our newsletter in ANY language. Simply scroll to the bottom of the newsletter preview to give it a try.