The Randwick Buzz

Term 2, Week 6

From the Principal

As we resume more of the "new normal" learning,  you may be interested in a project which commenced this year.

Teaching and learning happens within cultural, political, and social circumstances. Teachers are required to present a balanced view on a huge range of matters but at Randwick there has also been a long practice of teaching children about moral purpose. Teacher, Daniel Pozarik has developed a specific Social Ventures Project with students  and recently shared the project's progress on a UNSW Webinar with two of the students who are involved. Daniel initially approached the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) UNSW to co-design an innovative program for the school - a social impact leadership program. The idea was to foster a new kind of leadership through teaching children how to implement positive change in their local community. The school invited students to submit applications to join the program, and were met with incredible ideas for how to change our world for the better. CSI’s Dr Ali Walker led the team to design a five-module interactive program that was piloted at the school in Term 1, 2020.

The impact2020 webinar focused on social impact leadership; what it means, and how Randwick Public School’s students have responded to the pilot, and will shortly be available through the University's website. 

Our students have learnt from a number of social impact projects over the years through our Student Representative Council (SRC) including the Little Care packs and the Sydney Children's Hospital Artscape project.

With so many " new normal" happenings this year- drought, bushfires, COVID 19 and now racial unrest, it's important for parents also to engage in balanced discussions with their children, particularly older ones about how they can positively impact their society and encourage hope through personal action.

The P&C has also discussed the social impact that the economic downturn has had on families. Please let the school know if you are experiencing difficulties to coordinate what support is available.


COVID 19 updates

  • Students can resume non-contact school sport;
  • External grounds (Alison Park) can be used;
  • All adults must maintain physical distance from each other (1.5m) including teachers and support staff, and parents;
  • School pick up and drop off arrangements  must ensure parents physically distance from one another and from staff; This also means NO access across the school site to OOSH;
  • No volunteers in schools; and
  • NSW Public Schools remain COVID free.

Modified Reports will be online from Friday 19th June. These are designed to be read in conjunction with a phone conversation with your child's teacher about their overall progress on learning from home and at school. These conversations will also allow discussion about how to best progress learning during Semester 2.  


Have a lovely long weekend with lots of spaced outdoor activity and we will look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday for the final 4 weeks of Term 2. Hopefully the "new normal" will be more like "old normal" by Term 3.


To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path.” ~Nicolette Sowder​ Poet

What's on?

Queen's Birthday- Public Holiday

Date and Time

From Monday, June. 8th to Monday, July. 6th


Date and Time

From Monday, June. 29th to Friday, July. 3rd

Last day of Term 2

Date and Time

From Friday, July. 3rd to Friday, July. 3rd


Have you made a family tech agreement? 

A family tech agreement is a set of rules about how devices, like smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and gaming consoles are used in your home. It is written down and agreed to by all family members and kept in a place where everyone can see it (such as on the fridge). Get a template here.

Information for Year 4 2020 Parents re: Year 5 2021- Opportunity Class Placement

Opportunity classes cater for academically gifted and high potential students in Years 5 & 6 within NSW Public Schools. These classes help gifted and high potential students to learn by grouping them with other students of a similar ability and teaching them in specialised ways. It is a two-year placement program, and in the majority of cases, students who accept a place in an opportunity class will leave their current school to attend the school with an opportunity class. There is no provision to apply for Year 6 placement only.

The 2021 Year 5 opportunity class placement process was put on hold in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. We now have a revised and simplified timeline for the OC placement process.

Applications for the OC program will open on Tuesday 9th June, 2020 and close on Friday 26th June, 2020. No late applications will be accepted. Parents can apply via the website (

To ensure fair and consistent assessment of students across New South Wales, students will be offered places based only on their test results this year – there will be no school assessment scores. The OC examination will be held on Wednesday 16th September, 2020. There will also be no opportunity for appeals given the tight timeframes.

For further detailed information, please visit the following website (

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