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2020 eNewsletter | Term 3 week 2

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Upcoming Events

Date Event

National Tree Day - 31st July

Notes for Sausage Sizzle for Athletics Carnival due Back- Tuesday the 4th August

Athletics Carnival - 7th August 

Education Week- Monday 3rd August-Friday 7th August

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.

School Awards

Principal Awards

  KS- Sean H. 1P- Deanne P-M. 2D- Scarlett J.

Merit Awards

KN- Annabelle C, Sophie L, Madelyn S.   KS-  Zane R, Lila P-W.  1B-  Braxton W, Louis S, Marley A.  1R-  Thomas F-S, Reya , Amy H. 1P-  Troy J-V.  2D-  Amber O`D, BJ  D. 2G-  Kafaloto T, Christopher M.  2P-  David K, Caydence M, Chloie H.  K6O-   Christian b, Eli M. 6C-  Mia A, Oscar W, Ava P, Tolien B, Damien F, Maddy B, Nicholas C, Jet James P, 

Avatar Awards

 K6O-  Harley O`B.

Principal`s Report

Welcome back to Term 3, Week 2. I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well.

 I trust that the holiday period was restful and a chance to reset ready for another big term of learning.

As we begin Term 3, it is important to keep in mind that unfortunately Covid-19 is still very much impacting us as a society and distancing measures must still remain in place for everyone’s safety. In order to do this, I remind you that Kindergarten to year 2 are to finish at 2:45 pm and are picked up from the top gates near the SaCC centre, we ask that if you are not waiting for any other children, to please leave the area immediately to avoid congestion. All other students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm, the bottom gates near the cricket nets. Unit classes will also use these gates. It is imperative to please make sure that you remain 1.5 metres apart whilst waiting for your children, and please keep an eye out for any younger children as there is a lot of traffic at this time.

 As I am sure you would have noticed, the maintenance work around the school grounds is still on-going and will be for a number of weeks to come. The main entrance to the school is currently inaccessible due to the car park resurfacing and upcoming installation of electric gates. Therefore entry is only through either the top gate near the SaCC centre, bottom gate near where the bus stops, or the rear gates. There are a number of clear signs along the way, please encourage your children to follow them safely onto the school grounds. At this stage, parents/carers or any non-essential adults are still not permitted within the school grounds due to Department directives. We will update you if this changes.

 On the topic of maintenance work, the basketball courts are having new soft-fall material laid and should (weather permitting) be ready for use by the end of week 2. We have been lucky enough to have some new carpet laid in some classrooms as well as some storerooms re-painted. Whilst the student’s toilets near the canteen are now complete and are looking fantastic. Lastly, the support classrooms are also in the process of getting new soft-fall material laid, and new bathrooms. We as a school appreciate the hard work being done to update the facilities and your patience with the process.

 Whilst it seems there is still a lot of restrictions around what can or can’t be done in regards to events at the moment, it is exciting to be able to look forward with optimism to the school athletics carnival. This is being held at Mingara Athletics track next Friday, the 7th August, 2020. Students will be travelling there and back via bus, and that along with entry is covered by the book pack purchases made earlier in Term 1.

 If your child did not purchase a book pack, payment for entry/bus will be required. As a reminder also, please ensure that permission notes are back as soon as possible. There will be NO parents permitted on the grounds of Mingara Athletics track, once again due to the Health guidelines provided by Mingara. Please understand that you will not be allowed on the track, we understand that you like to be there to support your children but unfortunately this cannot happen this year. I’m sure that we can agree though that we are still grateful that this event can still proceed in some capacity.

 On a positive note however, there will now be a sausage sizzle on the day as organised by the wonderful school canteen. The cost will be $3.50 with order forms already distributed. These forms must be completed and returned directly to the canteen by Tuesday the 4th August, 2020. NO late orders can be accepted unfortunately. Alternatively, children can bring their own lunch from home. The canteen at Mingara will also be in operation selling drinks and snacks etc. for your convenience.

 As this newsletter goes to publish the advice on the Stage 3 Broken Bay camp remains the same, as ‘on hold’. Any further updates on its status will be communicated immediately. The same advice stands for Kindergarten 2021 orientation and further information will be shared as it comes to hand, please contact the front office for enrolment forms for 2021 however.

 We have managed to be able to re-start Breakfast Club, operating out of the canteen of a morning. Whilst we are limited with what we can offer there are some light options on hand for hungry tummies, to help start the day right. This is staffed by school support officers.

 In addition to this, it has come to our attention that our school canteen has been Government approved again for its fantastic choices of foods on offer as a part of the Great Healthy School Canteen initiatives. Well done Wyong Public School for being the first school on the coast to receive its second menu accreditation.

 We as a school are also proud to announce our involvement in National Tree Day in conjunction with Brian Hilton Motor Group. We will be helping the future environment by planting some new plants on the school grounds.

Finally, School Reports are on track to be distributed by end of Week 3. We look forward to being able to give you valuable feedback on the progress of your children’s learning. Once again if a teacher requires an interview with you to discuss report you will be contacted and invited to come for an appointment.

Thanks again for your continued support. ​

 Mr Miladinovic


Other School News

Brian Hilton Awards

On Monday within our modified Infant's assembly, we were finally able to give acknowledgement to some high achievers over the past few months. Each month of the school year, a student from a specific stage is nominated. This student reflects what being a Wyong Public School Student means, showing Respect, Responsibility & Excellence. Whilst there are many that demonstrate these qualities, the students that were awarded for this past quarter within in Early Stage one and Stage one were Audrey.T (KA), Cobyn.R (2G) and Kaylee.D from (KT). Congratulations and well done on all of your hard work. 

Brian Hilton Award Recipients

WPS Chess Team

On Wednesday 1st July, our Wyong PS Chess team consisting of Alisha H, Nicholas C, Lizzy W, Jet- James P, Callum S, Lucy O, Katherine G, Thomas D, Jazz J and Carter T competed in the first inter school Central Coast Chess competition for our 2020 season.They all played incredible matches showing great sportsmanship, encouraging each other throughout the competition and playing friendly matches in their break time to further develop their skills. Due to some unforeseen technical difficulties, a number of schools within the competition were unable to log on and play so the match has now been rescheduled for Friday Week 2, Term 3. Our team look forward to further competing and achieving success in the 2020 chess season.

Mrs Calverley WPS Chess Coordinator 

Chess Championship

In more exciting Chess news, the Wyong Chess Championship team hosted Wamberal Public School on Tuesday the 28th July in round One of the Primary School Chess Team Competition. They thoroughly enjoyed playing their respective games and finished with a 3-1 win.  

Well done to Nicholas, Carter, Katherine and Lucy. 

Kindergarten 2021 Enrollments

Enrollments for Kindergarten 2021 are now open. Please visit our office to pick up an enrollment form. If you know of any families or friends with children that will be due to start school next year, spread the word.

Our Leap into Learning Transition Program is scheduled to start in Term 4. If you have any questions regarding enrollment please do not hesitate to contact the office, we will be happy to help. 

Aboriginal Education Dhinewan Program

The Dhinewan Aboriginal Education Program re- commenced this week. It focuses on History, Culture, Language and Dance over a 8 week period, for our year 4 students. 

In addition to this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is acknowledged on Tuesday the 4th August, 2020. This coincides with Education Week, where the theme is "Learning Together". 

Excitingly, the Ngara Choir students will commence rehearsals in week 3. 

We also look forward to accepting the 'message stick' from Tacoma Public School in week 4, where all students will have the opportunity to learn about the significance of the message stick and its journey. 

At this stage the Ngara AECG meeting is cancelled for the 17th August, 2020, whilst the Central Coast regional AECG meeting will be held on the 28th August, 2020 at Kanwal Public School, with limited attendance.

Jeanelle Bundy

Aboriginal Education Officer. 

Aboriginal Education Dhinewan Program

Robotics in the iCentre with Stage 3

All orders must be made via the LOOP application platform. The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. You can place your child’s order at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. 

The office will no longer take Book Club cash payments.

Book Club, Issue 5 Due: 10/08/2020

The theme for CBCA Book Week 2020 is CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS! Start thinking about your costumes WPS students and teachers!

Book Character Parade - Friday October 23rd (more information to come)

SCOPEIT (rescheduled) - Term 3: Thursdays Week 8, 9, 10

Great Choice Canteen

Fantastic news! 

Our very own Snack Shack Canteen has been awarded a 'Great Choice Healthy School Canteen' Award for the second time now. This means that the menu meets the Government requirements of what is deemed a healthy and balanced approach to your child's dietary needs. Well Done Wyong. 

Canteen Menu Term 3

Flexischools: The online Lunch Ordering System

flexischools logo

Our Canteen Online Ordering System!

Flexischools is the fast, convenient and secure way to order and pay for canteen orders at ‘The Snack Shack' from home or on your mobile. Flexischools makes our school canteen service available to you 24/7.

 Getting started with Flexischools…

You can set up an account online – it only takes a minute. 

  • Register for Flexischools by visiting flexischools.  Add your student, their school and form class to get started.
  • Top-Up your account via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct deposit.
  • Make an order by selecting from the range of options made available by your school and proceed to make payment for the order listed in your order pad.
  • Review Orders by logging back in to your Flexischools account. You can set recurring orders, view transaction history or cancel orders via your Flexischools login.

    What does it cost?

    Online Canteen Ordering Fee $0.29 per canteen order

     Account Top-Up Fees -Direct Bank Deposit (2-3 days) - Free

                                                     Visa Credit/Debit Card $0.05 + 0.7%

                                                     Mastercard Credit Card $0.05 + 1%

                                                     Mastercard Debit Card $0.05 + 1.25%

                                                     PayPal Surcharge (immediate) $0.07 + 0.9%

    Parenting Ideas Advice

    Friends of Wyong Public


    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.