Scotts Head Public School Newsletter

Term 1 | Week 7 | 10 March 2020

WAVES Program

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. 

This Week's Award Winners

Principal’s Column

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.

Executive Committee

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

Quote of the Day

Knowledge is power.

Information is liberating.

Education is the promise of progress in every society, in every family.

Thank you to the 2019 P and C

A BIG Thank you

Thank you to Blaze Aid

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

Indonesian Knowledge Questions

Indonesia is famous for its food. Below is a link to a fantastic fried rice that will change your world. Cook it and enjoy the ride! Shrimp paste can be found at Woolworths in Macksville.

Makanan Indonesia ENAK! (Indonesian food is delicious!)


At our next school assembly, the student that can answer these 3 questions (In INDONESIAN!) about Indonesia will get to have a turn picking something from our Indonesian lucky dip! The way to answer these questions in Indonesian is in the brackets after the questions.

1.       What’s the current estimate of Indonesia’s population? (Ada _____________ orang di Indonesia)

2.       What’s the capital city of Indonesia? (Ibu kota Indonesia _________)

3.       Name 3 famous Indonesian dishes (Tiga makanan terkenal di Indonesia ________, ________ dan _________)

Year 7 Transition Visit from Macksville High School

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

Year 6 Debating Practice

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

School News & Parent Information

Change of Date - MHS Expo - Wednesday 25 March

NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program - Scotts Head PS on Monday 16 March

Free Public Dental Care

All students can access this free dental care through the NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program. The program will be delivered by experienced NSW Health staff, who will be using a combination of fully equipped dental vans and portable dental equipment set up on our school grounds here at Scotts Head.

Where will the program be available?

The program is starting at SHPS on Monday 16 March. Parent Information and Consent Pack about the program will be sent out. Please fill them out as soon as possible and return to the school.

What to expect when your child visits a NSW Health mobile dental clinic.

At their first appointment, children will receive the following care (if clinically indicated and if parents have consented):

  • a comprehensive examination
  • dental x-rays
  • dental clean
  • fluoride varnish application
  • fissure sealants

Parents are more than welcome to attend the appointment with their child/children.

Here is a link with further information

Book Club - Issue 2

Book Club - Issue 2 is due back to the office by Friday 20 March.

School Photos - Order forms due by Friday 13 March

School photos will be taken in Week 8 on Thursday 19 March.  Order forms have been sent and need to be returned by Friday 13 March.

Permission to Publish

There are still a number of outstanding Permission to Publish forms for 2020.

It is a Department of Education requirement that each year a Permission to Publish form is received for each student.  Please ensure your completed form is sent back to school with your child.

Change of Contact Details

A reminder to parents/carers to update contact phone number and any change of details with the school office.  It is important the school has the most current details listed on file so parents/carers can be contacted quickly in the case of an emergency.

Details can be updated either by a note sent to the school, by telephone, or email to the school email address or through the Skoolbag app.

Bike Safety

Our Murals

Community Notice Board

From the P&C

Canteen News

Sushi Days

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




Sushi Day

Wednesday 11th March

Orders due 9th March

P&C Meeting

Monday 23rd March

3:15pm in the library

Sushi Day

Wednesday 1st April

Orders due 30th March

Easter Raffle

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. 

Volunteers Needed

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.

Many thanks,

SHPS P&C Association 

Art House - for Creative Kids and Parents

This week the Art House will start Aboriginal Cultural Craft on Mondays 4.00 - 5.00 pm.

This term we are offering a short term of 5 weeks which started last week for $45 upfront or $10 per class for drop-in. Please let us know if you would like to start so we can update our list.

Next term we can use the Creative Kids Vouchers from Create NSW ($100 voucher) for the whole 10 weeks of the term.

Alfira O’Sullivan    0415 431 453                   Bibi Ahmed           0417 415 502

on behalf of Stuarts Point Art House Organising Committee 

Stuarts Point Art House

Ali Christopher - Music Teacher

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.

Koala Action Day

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