At Willoughby Public School we aim to cultivate socially-aware learners who are critical and creative thinkers, within a safe, respectful and responsible learning community.
Dear Parents and Carers
Congratulations to every student in our school! What a tremendous term of learning we have had despite the ongoing interruptions from illness. Thank you, parents and carers, for your ongoing support of your children and our school. I hope that you have a restful and relaxing holiday with plenty of time to recharge and keep healthy ready for Term 3.
As NAIDOC Week falls during the school holidays, Willoughby Public School celebrated NAIDOC Week today at a special K-6 NAIDOC Assembly. Brothers Taj from Year 3 and Rome from Kindergarten opened the assembly with a special Acknowledgement of Country.
Thank you to all involved in the organisation of the day and special thanks to the students who read out the Acknowledgement of Country that each grade had collaboratively composed, and the Stage 3 groups for their presentations around the Protection poem by Eva Johnson.
A recording of the NAIDOC Assembly can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZrHgmCTA6k
Stage 2 Vivid Experience at WPS
Our stage 2 students combined creativity and imagination with science to create our own vivid festival. Thank you to our P&C for loaning the battery tealights for the displays. Thank you, Miss Holland and the Stage 2 teachers, for sharing your creations with the rest of the school. Some comments by the students: KR – “so cool” "we loved it". “Very well done!” What a lovely thing to do with our buddy class and the experience enjoyed by everyone! The little faces in KJ were lit up too! It was awesome! Thanks for the experience!Athletics Carnival
Our Track carnival on Wednesday was an excellent day for everyone – the sun was shining, excellent organisation, competitive sportsmanship was apparent. Thank you, Miss Chen and Mr Goodwin, for the superb organisation, thank you to the teachers and parent helpers for your great support. The students returned to school very excited and congratulations to the students that will be representing WPS at the zone track carnival. The field event carnival will be held on Monday August 1st, Week 3.
Sydney North Dance
Our WPS dance group were outstanding at the Sydney North Dance Festival. All the hard work and rehearsals were worth it. Thank you to Ms Rist and Miss Mikhail for the time you put into getting the group ready to perform. We hope that the dance group will perform for the rest of the school during Education Week in Term 3.Staff news
Mr Graeme Hancock our fantastic General Assistant has made the decision to retire. I’m sure you will agree with me that Graeme has been the best General Assistant ever during his time at WPS. We are currently advertising for a replacement GA but this is proving difficult. Graeme has agreed to work 2 days a week while we find a replacement. Thank you for all the extra things you have done over the years you will be missed.
I hope everyone has a relaxing holiday with your family and friends. I will be taking long service leave from Monday 18 July until Monday 8 August. My trip to the Northern Territory, The Ghan and South Australia was postponed for 2 years due to Covid.
Mrs Blake will be acting principal while I’m on leave.