Curtin Primary School Newsletter

Week 6 Term 3 2019

We at Curtin Primary acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, past, present and future.

We would like to thank the traditional custodians for nurturing this precious land where we live, learn and play.

We promise to protect plants, animals, earth, water and sky and care for everyone in our community.

Principal - Merryn O'DeaOUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Deputy Principal - Maryanne HayesJuniors - 0476 846 570
Board Chair - Alistair James - 0428 776 626Seniors - 0472 820 865
P&C President - Megan Moore - megankm4@gmail.comBefore school - 0472 820 865
If your child is absent please notify the school via email - - or via the Skoolbag appBookings - 02 6147 3318

Student Leadership

Here at Curtin Primary we have so many caring and considerate students who enjoy helping others. This term, some of our year 5 and 6 students have volunteered to put their leadership skills to good use. These students have eagerly taken on the roles of reading mentors, sports coaches and play facilitators.

Our reading mentors meet twice a week before school and spend time with a junior buddy helping support them to practice their reading skills. When reading together, the mentors might discuss what is happening in the book, talk about the pictures, make connections between events in the story and their own experiences, model common reading strategies and encourage the younger students to use them to work out words in the text. Junior students choose between being read to, reading along with their mentor or taking the lead and reading to them.

Our play facilitators volunteer once a week and attend lunch club, playing a range of games with other students. Whilst playing these games, play facilitators encourage students to take turns, speak respectfully, negotiate rules and win/lose graciously. They also try and expand friendships and support students to make connections with other students who may also be attending lunch club.

Our sports coaches work in small groups and volunteer once a week either at recess or lunch time to set up various sporting activities on the junior playground. These sessions are also aimed at taking turns, establishing and following rules, speaking respectfully and encouragingly to others, winning/losing graciously. Some of the sporting activities our coaches have planned include: soccer, AFL, relay games, parachute activities, capture the flag and other fun games.

It is wonderful to see all our student leaders reflecting on their sessions; planning and discussing what they might do next time or asking advice on how to manage certain situations.

Fence update

This week, contractors will begin construction on the school fence. Over the next few weeks, you may see additional vehicles moving around the school grounds and particular areas will be temporarily sectioned off to ensure safe play zones for students. Please be aware of this construction and take care when moving around the school grounds.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kate North

An important reminder that our school is a nut free zone. Please ensure that your child does not bring any nut products to school.

2019 Curtin Primary School Parent Satisfaction Survey

The 2019 School Satisfaction Survey for Parents and Carers is now open. If you have not already completed the survey, please complete the survey by Monday 2 September 2019. A survey invitation was emailed to parents and carers or sent home with students. If you do not have an invitation for each child in your family, please contact the school office. The invitation contains all the information you will need to access the survey. The key ACT results from the 2018 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website ( and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2018 School Board Report. Thank you in anticipation of your participation in this important school survey. 

Class planning 2020

If your child is not returning to Curtin Primary School in 2020 please advise by email


Events may be viewed and added to your personal calendar on the Skoolbag app

Kindergarten excursion to National Zoo & Aquarium29 August
Father's Day breakfast - Daddy Drop-off30 August
Assembly - Year 230 August
Kindergarten Health Check5 & 6 September
P&C Meeting5 September
Year 3 Culminating Event20 September
P&C Trivia Night20 September

Notes to be returned

Notes may be downloaded from links found below

Date Due
Year 4 excursion to Green Shed5 September
Year 3 excursion to Warrambui8 November

Year 4 excursion to Green Shed


Year 3 excursion to Warrambui



Chief Minister's Reading Challenge 2019

A reminder for the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.

Completed forms need to be too me by the 7th Sept.

Only 2 weeks left.

Who will be the students who read the most books?

The links to the 2 different forms are below:


Curtin P&C meeting: Thursday 5th September, 6.30 for 7pm

The Curtin P&C meets in Weeks 3 and 7 every term. The next P&C meeting will be held on Thursday 5th September in the staff room. Light refreshment from 6.30pm, meeting start from 7pm. All parents and carers are welcome to attend!

Trivia Night Booking Form


Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is located opposite the canteen and is open from 8.30am until 9.30am each Wednesday. 

2019 Curtin Primary School Uniform order form




The canteen is open from 8.45am until 1.45pm. If you have any canteen queries, Lizzy can be contacted on 6142 2581 during these hours.

2019 Canteen Menu