The Kangaroo

Kangaroo Valley Public School Newsletter Term 2 Week 10, 27 June 2022

Principal's Report

As the school holidays approach, I'd like to thank our teachers for all their hard work during a busy term, particularly their effort in writing reports that reflect how well they know their students, their strengths and learning goals.

It was a pleasure reading each child's report, particularly the significant improvements made, outstanding efforts and achievements as well as general comments that truly reflect a student's application and approach to learning. Reports will be sent home with students on Wednesday. 

Changes to District Athletics Carnival Dates

On Friday there was an announcement of changes to the District Athletics Carnival Dates. 

Friday 29th July - 100m - 200m- 800m - Discus - Shot put - 4 x 100m relays.

Thursday 4th August - 1500m - High Jump - Long Jump

Industrial Action

Industrial Action will be taking place on Thursday, 30th June. Kangaroo Valley PS will be providing minimal supervision on the day as our class teachers have indicated they will be striking.

I will provide supervision for those families that really need it. Please let me know if you will need your child supervised at school next Thursday by sending an email to or phone the office. Thank you for your understanding.


The best way to advise us of a student absence is in writing, by sending a note in with your child or emailing the school email address as we keep these absent notes on file. 

National Consistent Collection of Data

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. I have attached a letter for parents with more information. 

SRC Colour Fundraiser

Our Year 6 students are planning a Rainbow themed Mufti day this Friday to raise funds to purchase a gift for the school. Students are encouraged to wear bright, rainbow colours, crazy hair and colourful socks. Students can purchase a sausage sandwich and juice combo for $5. We also aim to have some rainbow themed treats for $1 at recess time. 

Main Learning Display (MLD) Installation

Exciting News! We will be receiving our 6 new Main Learning Displays (MLD) on Friday. The Main Learning Display (MLD) is an interactive digital system that replaces traditional teaching displays such as a whiteboard or projector. This will cause some disruption to classrooms as the install will require access to classrooms while they are plugged in and tested in rooms. 


At KVPS we will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in the first week of Term 3 as the actual dates are in the school holidays 3rd-10th July.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

Each year, the NAIDOC Week theme is chosen to highlight matters of importance, create awareness and to recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NAIDOC Week theme for 2022 – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! –  explores ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have taken action to fight for justice. The theme also considers ways Australians can stand alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as advocates and allies; and how the future might look when we all Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! 

Miss Jardim is planning NAIDOC Week activities for our school and we will be able to provide more information in our next Newsletter. 

Project Platypus Update

I am currently working with the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre along with Berry, Terara and Cambewarra PS Principals to organise an overnight camp for Year 5 and 6 students on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November (Week 6, Term 4). 

The program, accommodation, transport and catering plans are currently being considered. 

A UNSW platypus research scientist, Gilad Bino is keen to participate, which is great news!

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. 

Students can log books read using their DoE username and password.

Challenge closes for student entries, Friday 19 August 2022

Cool Kids and Stormbirds

I have attached a fact sheet for more information about both Cool Kids and Stormbirds programs that our school counsellors Chris Barrett and Mel Bolton are hoping to run for our students. If you think your child would benefit from either programs, please let me know by sending an email to There will be limited places available. 

Miss Arnott - Relieving Principal

More information about Cool Kids


More information about Stormbirds


NCCD letter for parents


K/1J News

Science in K/1J- Living Things

In K/1J we have been learning about living things and where they live. This week we looked at what living things need. We learnt about different birds and what their beak shapes mean. K/1J then made bird feeders using honey and bird seed. We have loved seeing the seeds disappearing over the week and suspect some birds are having a lovely feast! We also made signs to tell people to leave our bird feeders for the birds only. Lots of fun and excitement!

100 Days of School

Next term in Week 1 on Thursday, K/1J will be celebrating 100 days of school. Students have requested to dress up and bring in party food. So, the theme is 'Fancy Dress', and students can bring one thing to add to our party food if they would like. We will be completing activities over the day based on the number 100.

K/1J have been counting towards 100 Days of School all year and are very excited! We would like to invite parents and families to join in on the celebration too. Please come from 10:30 for some classroom activities. Afterwards you can stay with your child for recess (11:15-11:40). 

What's Happening in Art?

Students in years 1/2 TA and 2/3 J have been making food themed art.

Year 1/2 students looked at the mouth-watering paintings of Wayne Thiebaud. The students created a colourful background and then painted their own delicious Wayne Thiebaud style cupcakes.

Year 2/3 students have been learning about the craft of weaving. The students learnt the weaving terms – loom, warp and weft. They then wove paper together to create colourful slices of watermelon.

Students in K/1 J have been exploring how shape is used in art. They have made shape pictures and sculptures.

Year 4/5/6 students have looked at gestural drawing and the art work of Alberto Giacometti. They have practiced gestural drawing and have made Giacometti inspired aluminium foil sculptures.

Welcome Mrs Page

Name: Linda Page

Role: I will be commencing Term 3 as a classroom teacher job sharing with Miss Arnott on 1/2. I have been a permanent teacher at Bomaderry PS for the past 26 yrs. 

The last 2 years, I took leave from BPS and worked as K-2 Learning Support Teacher at Tomerong Public School. My previous schools I worked at before Bomaderry PS were Campbelltown East PS and Ingleburn North PS. I am an Early Childhood trained teacher - specialising in K-2 and a Learning Support trained teacher, specialising in Literacy, which has been my role for the last 10 years.

Interesting facts/ special skills: I love incorporating art/drawing/stories into my teaching of Literacy and Numeracy. I love being creative with my teaching. I also love tea/coffee and swimming! Mrs Page has 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter. My eldest son Tom is 22 and he is an artist, my daughter Maggie is 19 and she works as an SLSO at Havenlee School and my youngest 3 sons are still in high school- Christian is 17, Matthew is 15 and Will 13.

Growing up I played lots of sports- hockey, softball, athletics, swimming and horse riding. When I moved down to the South Coast in 1995, I started to play soccer, cricket, ocean swim (Fiji) and ski, but too many knee operations have put a stop to all these sports! Mrs Page's second home is Fiji, we started going there 12 years ago and haven't stopped! 

What do you love about KVPS/role?: I love the friendliness of the students and staff. My first time at KVPS, I was greeted by lots of 'Hello Mrs Page' by students in the playground. I love the smallness and uniqueness of the school. I'm looking forward to working with my class, parents and teachers at KVPS!

Track Event Superstars!

What's Happening in Week 10


1/2AT Dairy Farm Excursion

K/1, 4/5/6 Library lessons with Mrs Gripper

4/5/6, 2/3 Art Lessons with Mrs Delmenico


Final Soccer skills sessions with Mark 

1/2, 2/3 Library lessons with Mrs Gripper

K/1, 1/2 Art Lessons with Miss Delmenico


Canteen Day

Reports home today

2pm Online Safety Presentation for 4/5/6 students

6.30pm Online Safety Presentation for Parents and Students


Industrial Action- Minimal Supervision


Year 6 Colour Fundraiser

Last Day of Term 2- Happy Holidays

Friday is Mufti Day!


27/06/22Dairy Farm Excursion 1/2TA
29/06/22Online Safety Information Session
30/06/22Industrial Action- Teacher's Strike
1/07/22SRC Colour Fundraiser
16/07/22KV Family Flicks - Encanto
18/07/22Staff Development Day
19/07/22Students Return for Term 3
21/07/22K/1J 100 Days of School Celebration
23/07/22Kookaburra Creek Bushcare Working Bee

District Athletics Carnival Day 1

100m - 200m- 800m - Discus - Shot put - 4 x 100m relays.

30/0722Rock 'n' Roll Winter Dance
03/08/22Education Week Assembly, Open Classrooms, Book Fair

District Athletics Carnival Day 2

Thursday 4th August1500m - High Jump - Long Jump

15-19/08/22Mobile Dental Visits
23/08/22Book Week Character Street Parade
26/08/22KV Social
03/09/22150th Celebrations
18/10/22Edward the Emu Excursion Years K-1


The school has second hand used clothing for sale. This will be placed out the back on a table in the outdoor area. The sale will continue until the end of Term 2.

Uniforms will be itemised into boxes and marked with "cheap" prices.

You are welcome to pick out anything you want and come to the office with cash to pay for the them.

P&C Report

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help with the 150th Celebration, we really appreciate it!  There are still a few specific jobs I need help with, so if you fancy doing any of the following, please get in touch! 
  • Curation of school memorabilia  - more than one person would be great
  • Running the school memories project (talking to alumni about their school experiences)
  • Production of decoration and signage
  • 150th celebration cake

Trudie Jarnason

P&C President

Brad Hawthorne will be co-ordinating a Kookaburra Creek Bushcare Working Bee on Saturday 23rd July. Please let Brad know if you can help out on the day 0433 668343.

Winter Dance

 Tickets now on sale for the Kangaroo Valley Winter Dance

This is a community event. Bring a plate of your favourite 50's cuisine to share with all. The evening will feature all the great rock and roll hits from DJ Tino. There will be a bar available on the night.

Tickets are $35 and all profits raised on the night will go to the Kangaroo Valley Primary School & Pre School. You can also use your DINE & DISCOVER VOUCHERS!

We have everything crossed this might end up a 'the roads open' party. Dress in your rock and roll finest for a night of fun, dance and music together.

School holiday movie afternoon by KV Family Flicks!

Please join us for our school holiday family movie afternoon in Kangaroo Valley, raising money for Kangaroo Valley Public School.

When: Saturday 16 July

Where: Kangaroo Valley Hall

Movie: Encanto. The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

Running Time: 109 minutes

Rating: PG

Doors open: 3pm

Movie starts: 3.30pm

Tickets: Cash sales at the door. $10 each, or $40 for a family of 4 or more

Snacks: Available for purchase at the Candy Bar

Profits will be donated to Kangaroo Valley Public School, so support your local community and have a fun school holiday afternoon!

Globe Mobile Dental Visits 15-19th August

Globe Mobile Dental Services provides a free mobile dental service under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme for children aged 2-17 years. They provide children with essential dental treatment & education using the latest technology in portable dental units. The program involves:

  • Dental education about oral hygiene and the importance of maintaining great oral health
  • Comprehensive oral examination
  • Scale, polish and clean
  • Tooth mousse (topical application for prevention of decay)
  • Fissure Sealant (if required)

Parents don’t always have the time to bring their children to a dentist, so our aim is to bring the dentist to them in a fun and relaxing environment.

No Out of Pocket Costs – GMD will provide a FREE Dental Check-up for non-eligible school students.

To be eligible for CDBS:

  • Children must be aged between 2 to 17 years old
  • Must be enrolled in Medicare
  • Their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A

Please complete the online consent form below if you would like your child to access this dental visit:


Shoalhaven Netball Association NSG School Holiday Clinic

Netball NSW is running a NetSetGo Clinic for all 5-10 year old’s during the July School Holidays at the Shoalhaven Netball Association Netball Courts on the 14th July from 10am-12noon.

Register here 

Children's Festival - The Arty Farty Party

Saturday 2nd July 10am - 3pm

At the start of July, a very special event for young people and families is happening in the Shoalhaven. Spend a day at the ultimate Arty Farty Party Children’s Festival! It’s a day to celebrate all things arty and will include world class theatre shows, eye-popping street performances, live music, visual arts activities, mobile library with a storytelling corner, local food trucks and much, much more.

Co-presented by the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Shoalhaven Libraries and Festivals Australia this interactive day-long festival is proud to present Circa’s production, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus and Asking for Trouble's FoRT.

Staged in and around the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and stretching via a unique digital scavenger hunt all the way to the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, visitors will have the chance to create their own art, listen to stories and play lawn games. Add to this musicians from Live & Local Shoalhaven, yummy food and you have an art filled day to remember.Come and get arty with us!

School Holiday Ideas - Science Space

With the July school holidays fast approaching Science Space ever-popular school holiday programs are on offer again! From lava monsters, volcanoes and fire fighting to icebergs, avalanches and snow creatures – explore all things FIRE AND ICE!

We’ve got loads in store in addition to our popular LIVE science shows, show stopping planetarium showings, sell out school holiday STEM camp and much more. You will find our show schedule below and booking links for our popular SELL-OUT STEM school holiday camps this July.

AND don’t forget you can use your Discover & Parents NSW vouchers at Science Space.

PCYC Shoalhaven Holiday Program

Looking for things to do in the upcoming school holidays?

PCYC NSW runs a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities for primary and high school aged youth. Our structured programs have a selection of sport and creative based activities to ensure we offer something for everyone!

From multi-sport, gymnastics and boxing to painting, dance and crafts. From pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding, we have lots on offer!

PCYC Shoalhaven school holiday activities are run by qualified coaches that have a passion for working with young people in a sport and recreation environment. Our programs are designed to be affordable for the local communities that surround our clubs ensuring a cost effective school holiday option for all families. We also accept Creative Kids vouchers at all of our clubs.

Check out our timetable of upcoming school holidays activities.