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2022 eNewsletter | Term 3 Week 2


Merit Awards

KP- Aaliyah S, Atal B. KW- Paige F, Kobee L. 1B- Ryder J, Ella-Rose J. 1S- Amelia J, James C. 1/2K- Lewis U, Mikalya H.  2M- Mila A, Zane R. K6O- Wyatt C, Kyarah B.

Click the button above to view our school calendar. PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to late change. Also please be aware of payment dates on permission notes, as no late payments will be accepted.

Principal's Report

In another tricky year with some very ordinary weather events, we would like to acknowledge that this coming week, from Monday, August 1 until Friday, August 5, is Education Week. Education Week is an annual celebration of NSW public education and the achievements of local schools and students. This year’s Education Week theme is, ‘Creating Futures- education changes lives’.

In 2022, we continue to celebrate the journey students and learners take throughout the NSW Education system, focusing on how we are creating futures for our students, staff and families. From the first days in childcare to post-school pathways, our education system is preparing young people to be agile thinkers and lifelong learners. We celebrate all types of learning that occurs at all levels across our education system and we have a shared responsibility in helping to shape the lives and create the future of today’s learners.

Public education can change the lives of not just our students, but also the lives of our teachers, staff, families and communities.

As you are aware, as part of Education Week, our school usually invites our families into the school to share part of their child(ren)’s learning journeys with them. Unfortunately, due to the current public health situation, and an increased emphasis on minimising the number of people on-site, this will not be occurring in 2022. However, we will be sharing a number of learning experiences that are being undertaken by students throughout the week via snippets sent home, and hopefully also via the school’s Facebook Page and website. Coupled in with this, our teachers and students have worked hard to provide some quality work samples for Mrs Norman to compile for our eye-catching Education Week displays, which can be viewed at Westfield Tuggerah and Wyong Village Centre for all of Education week, along with the week that follows it. We thank our students, teachers and Mrs Norman for their effort in ensuring that our school is celebrated and acknowledged during this time. We hope you all take this opportunity to head down to either, or both, of those venues to check out the fine skills of your children. For those of you unable to make it, stay tuned for our correspondence next week.

Damien Borrow

Principal (Relieving)

Other News

Next P&C Meeting - Tuesday 2nd August

Our next meeting is Tuesday 2nd August at 7:00 pm.

Inviting ALL Parents and Carers to attend P&C meetings for 2022.

As a school community, we can benefit and thrive from parent/carer(s) participation and support. A good way of supporting children at the school is by being part of our P&C. Parent/Carer(s) participate at whatever level they are comfortable with, depending on work and other commitments.Our P&C is made up of parent/carer(s) and Executive staff, who meet once or twice a school term via the Teams app. The P&C and the school work closely together to provide support for the school in the form of consultations with regard to any school issues, improving school facilities, fundraising and more. If you’re able to attend our online meetings and offer any kind of help please send your email address using the link below, to be added to the team app for meetings.


Premier's Spelling Bee

On Thursday 21st July, WPS held our annual Premier's Spelling Bee finals for Stage 2 & 3. Congratulations to all students who made the school finals this year. Stage 2: Amy H, Brayden S, Aliyah S, Julian P, Scarlet J, Caydance M, Yian H and Chloie H. Stage 3: Chelsea L, Makaila T, Jasmine C, Larson J, Anika N, Errol P, Preston G, Jessica M, Micah L, Evelyn S, Riley B and Peter S. You were all wonderful giving each word you spelt your absolute best. It was a pleasure to see the respect displayed from those who bowed out in earlier rounds quietly wishing those students remaining all the best. A special congratulations goes to our Stage 2 winner Aliyah S and our Stage 3 winner Larson J. These students will now represent WPS at the 2022 Premier's Regional Spelling Bee Final at a date and time to be confirmed in the coming weeks. We wish them both the best of luck in the next round as they compete against other local schools within our regional area. 

Miss Hale & Mrs Turner

School Swimming and Water Safety Program

Our school has been given a very exciting opportunity to be involved in a School Swimming and Water Safety Program this term. The Department of Education and Training School Swimming and Water Safety Program is an intensive learn to swim program, which develops water confidence and provides students with basic skills in water safety and survival. The Program is conducted over ten days. Each daily lesson is 90 minutes.

We are offering our students from Year 2-6 a chance to participate in this program in Week 5 and 6. Monday 15th August- Friday 26th August, 2022.

Included in this newsletter is the note that was sent home with students. Please consider this for your child as living on the coast it is extremely important that we know how to swim and survive around water. Covid has meant that this program has not gone ahead for the last two years so it would be a shame if we didn’t get all students involved when we could at such a discounted price.

Spaces are limited so its important to get your note and money back as soon as possible.

Swimming and Water Safety Coordinator

Anne Stretton


Thank you families for your support and cooperation during the whirlwind that was Book Fair. It is such a wonderful fundraiser for our library. Our total revenue was $5,183 which allowed us to take a mixture of products from Book Fair and order online books for the library. These books will be able to supplement the reading our students have been doing during their classroom DEAR times and home borrowing. $1,814 was the amount we were able to spend on books from the Book Fair for our students to read and borrow which is wonderful for our library, thank you all. I really value your support during Book Fair, especially during these tough times. A big thank you to Mrs Kroemer and Mrs Fiene and our wonderful administration ladies for their help in assisting our fair to run smoothly this year! Another big thank you to our wonderful Parent Committee for providing our students with their Kerri Beavan Award gift vouchers to spend at Book Fair. The students had a blast shopping with their voucher and we are so grateful for their generosity in helping keep Kerri’s love of literature strong at Wyong Public School. 

Book Club Catalogue - Issue 5 - Loop Orders

Technology 4 Learning Kids Issue 10 (for the kids)

Upcoming Event

Reminder - Please be sure to return your notes and money to our wonderful administration ladies for the performance below. Roald Dahl is always so popular in the library and I am sure this performance is going to be just as fabulous. The note can be found on our school’s website or by following the link below. 

The Aunty Peach Show

This performance is based around Roald Dahl’s popular and very funny, twisted fairytales.

When: Thursday 18th August

Cost: $7


Congratulations to our Kerri Beavan Award recipients!

Enjoy a story at home with Story Box

Our school has a subscription with Story Box and we encourage you to use it at home with your children. 

What is Story Box

We'd like you to think of Story Box Library as an online 'reading room'. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit and children can connect, engage and be inspired when they watch a range of celebrated stories read aloud by wonderfully engaging storytellers.

Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers - actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, artists, authors, children - with varying accents and from different cultures, each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale.

(adapted from Story Box website)

Story Box - https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/

User name - WPSstoryboxlibrary

Password - WPS123

Tuesday is Scope IT day!

Name the Robot Mascot Competition


Ngara AECG

Our next Ngara AECG Meeting is Monday 15th August 2022- Wadalba Community SchoolLibrary 3-45pm for a 4-00pm start.

Wyong Mobile Blood Donor Centre

Got a bit of time next week? Time to give blood and change lives? 1 in 3 people in Wyong will need blood, and they need people like you to give it. We’re rolling into town from 1 to 2 August. Don’t forget to pre-book your spot at Lifeblood.com.au, on our app or on 13 14 95.

Monday 1 August – 12.30pm to 6.00pm

Tuesday 2 August – 10.30am to 4.00pm 

Club Wyong RSL Bowling Club

Cnr of Anzac Ave and Margaret St


Friends of Wyong Public


Top Advice

Cancer Council Healthy Lunchbox

For a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about healthy lunch boxes visit our website healthylunchbox.com.au

Central Coast Health

 We have a NEW webpage for Kids and Families which we update each fortnight with news/ information about current health and wellbeing matters.

To access this page , click on the link below.