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Education is the promise of progress in every society, in every family.
Unfortunately the WAVES Program was again cancelled yesterday due to the weather. Hopefully the weather next week will be better and we can try to complete the program objectives.
Students are undertaking structured activities at Forsters Beach to improve their fitness and to understand safe play while gaining knowledge of the risks and benefits of the ocean.
Hello, Giinagay, Hai,
Adopt a School – Dundurrabin at Scotts Head next Tuesday
As a partner school through the “Adopt a School” program we are going to support the school community of Dundurrabin PS. We will be hosting the students and their families for an overnight camp next (Week 8) on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March.
Please come down to the Christian Youth camp at Scotts Head next Tuesday evening and join in for a BBQ with the students and their families between 5.30 and 7.00pm. Please bring meat, salad, drinks, chairs and blankets to sit on.
Scotts Head PS Parents and Community
The Scotts Head School P&C is an engaged, approachable and friendly group of parents, carers and teachers who work to enhance our children's educational experience.
The P&C is also an invaluable resource for parents providing opportunities to understand the school's needs and priorities, to work with and get to know the teachers and staff, and to share our school experiences as parents and carers. We are always looking for ways in which parents and carers can contribute to the school using their existing skills and expertise.
We welcome new parents and carers at any time of the year. We truly feel that everyone in the SHPS community has something to contribute, a valid view of our education system and we feel all contributions are valuable.
The SHPS P&C usually holds meetings in week 3 and week 7 of each term in the school library at 3.15 pm.
For 2020, we would like to introduce to you:
Jo Devereaux - President
Jo Brady - Vice President
Rochelle McMurray - Treasurer
Kate Shorter - Deputy Treasurer
Jess Sant - Secretary
Carly McLean - Assistant Secretary
Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.
Bu Gillian Stuart - Principal
A massive thank you to Chris and the Blaze Aid crew for their generous donation of juice, water and poppers to our school. All food supplies were donated to the Blaze Aid basecamp in Macksville by the Lions Group. Due to having an excess of supplies, they are reaching out with donations to evacuation centres, community groups and schools in the valley. Blaze Aid has been set up in Macksville since November 2019, helping families rebuild fences after the fires. Blaze Aid has been helping communities rebuild after natural disasters since 2009 and currently have basecamps across Australia. What an amazing initiative!
If you’d like to know more about Blaze Aid, make a donation, volunteer, or see what they are up to at the moment, go to their website blazeaid.com.au
On Wednesday 3 March, our year 7 adviser, Mr Boatfield and some year twelves came to our class to talk to us about high school. It was exciting to see Ruby Peachman and Solomon Hill who were past students of Scotts Head Public School. The Principal Ms Erica Lyne and another transition advisor Melissa Robertson also attended. We asked a lot of questions about high school.
They told us about high school and what it was like. Our year adviser Mr Boatfield told us about the special events and how we got to choose what subjects we did. They also told us about the colour run and different classes we would take. We can’t wait to go to the transition day in term 2.
Written by Roman and Zaki
On Thursday 5 March the year 6 debating team (Aiken, Ella, Brylee, Roman, Ayrielle, Charlotte, Henry and Zaki) made their way on the Club Scotts shuttle bus to learn more about debating at Frank Partridge Primary at Nambucca. It was a great experience for the team and a lot of fun, the other schools that joined the debate were Frank Partridge, Macksville, Stuarts Point and Fredrickton.
A big thanks to Pak Chris for driving the Shuttle Bus!!!
Written by Ella and Brylee
On Tuesday 3 March we had Justin from NSW cricket come to teach all of the classes K-6 about cricket. He taught us the basics of the beloved sport cricket. He taught us the basics in catching, throwing and batting. We will do another session on Tuesday next week and we are really looking forward to it.
Written by Aiken and Riley
The sushi orders need to be at Canteen on the Monday prior to ensure orders can be fulfilled. SORRY, NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
The cost is $3 for 1 roll and $5 for 2 rolls. Flavours on offer are: tuna and cucumber, chicken teriyaki and vegetables, and a vegetarian option.
Send your order form into the office. The canteen will still be open for lunch orders as normal on sushi days.
The next sushi date will be 1 April.
Ordering Snacks on Canteen Days
Order your snacks with your lunch order. A token/s will then be given to the children with their lunch orders (in the bag) for them to return to the canteen to redeem once they have eaten their lunch. We hope this will allow for quicker service to the kids.
Student Injury Insurance and P&C Annual Membership for 2020
A note regarding Student Injury Insurance and P&C Annual Membership has been sent home last week. Please complete the form and return along with payment in the attached envelope, to the office by Tuesday 31 March.
P & C Upcoming Events
Wednesday 11th March
Orders due 9th March
Monday 23rd March
3:15pm in the library
Wednesday 1st April
Orders due 30th March
Drawn 9th of April
Donations needed for raffle
2020 Easter Raffle
The P&C will soon be selling raffle tickets for our annual Easter Raffle, which will be drawn on the last day of Term 1 – Thursday 9 April 2020.
We are kindly asking for donations of goods to go towards the hampers. Donations can include: Easter goods, toys, household items, toiletries, etc…. Donations can be handed to the office until Wednesday 8 April.
We urgently require volunteers to assist in the canteen on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 8:30-12:00. Parents, grandparents and community members are gladly welcomed to help in any capacity. Without volunteers we may have to close the canteen.
SHPS P&C Association
For those of you who don’t know me I am Ali Christopher and I have worked in the music industry for the last forty years as a performer and songwriter.
I’ve have conducted successful choirs and taught countless students. I have places available for children interested in vocal and guitar tuition.
I’m also open to creating small groups of children and doing eight week courses in vocals and performance. Please contact me, Ali Christopher on 0428408509.