"Every human has the ability to do that which is good, just and honest."
Welcome back to School and Term 4. It is a short but action packed term! Only 8 weeks until the summer break means we are going to be very busy!
As you know, the time is drawing near for the arrival of Mrs Foster's baby. Yvette will be leaving us on Friday 25th October to go on maternity leave and Miss Nicole Jara will be teaching Kindergarten for the remainder of the year.
We are also delighted to confirm that Miss Jara will also take on the role of Kindergarten teacher in 2020 .
"Every human has the ability to do that which is good, just and honest."
There are too many children staying in at lunchtime because they are 'sick'. If your son is too unwell to go outside at recess and lunch he is too unwell to be at school and we will call you to collect him. This does not apply to children with injuries who cannot walk unassisted. It is important that boys get outside and run around in the fresh air or even sit down in the fresh air. Most boys see staying inside as a means of getting ipad time (which we are not allowing anyway).
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Mandarin Lessons commence Monday October 21
Co-curricular for Year 4 / 5 / 6 starts at 8.30 sharp each Wednesday
Saturday Sport training Years 2 to 4 Wednesdays
Saturday Sport training Years 5 & 6 Fridays
Year 6 Class of 2018 Old Boys induction Friday October 25, 4-5 pm
Year 6 Parent and Staff dinner Friday November 15
Kindergarten 2020 Orientation Morning Friday November 22
Year 6 Bondi Beach Day Friday November 29
Christmas Church Service (all welcome) Tuesday December 3
Staff & Boys Christmas Party and Santa visit Wednesday December 4
Last day Term 4 Thursday December 5 half day pick up at 12.30
Speech Day (compulsory) Friday December 6
Kindergarten Harry Lloyd
Year 1 Ethan Storie
Year 2 Sam See Yong
Year 3 Sam Wolfe
Year 4 Tyler Fielding
Year 5 Lachlan Silva
Year 6 Maximo Di Blasio
Year 1 415
Year 2 491
Year 3 400
Year 4 701
Year 5 811
Year 6 751
As we prepare for our upcoming Speech Day on Friday 6th December, it is time for all trophies to be returned to Ms Gershon for engraving. Boys who return trophies clean and polished will receive 50 points for their House.
We have reviewed our current Merit System and have made a few changes as follows:
10 merits = Bronze Certificate
20 merits = Silver Certificate
30 merits = Gold Certificate
These are held each year for the Primary boys in Chess, Tennis and Table Tennis. Years 3 and 4 compete in the Junior competition and years 5 and 6 in the Senior one.
Winners of each competition receive a trophy at Speech Day.
Chess and table tennis are played at school during the term,
Tennis will be held at South Coogee tennis courts AFTER SCHOOL. Boys who enter the tennis competition MUST be able to play tennis and have their own tennis racquet. Parents will need to transport their sons to and from the courts after school. More details about the date/s will be forthcoming.
Harvey Rumble - His focus and dedication during Mathematics lessons
Sebastian Siu - His excellent manners and positive attitude towards learning
Jamie Stergoulis - His valuable contributions during history and geography lessons
Ryan Rumble - Improved attitude and willingness to have a go at all Math’s tasks.
Kingsley Tui - Excellent contributions and questions across all KLA’s.
Harry Richards - Impressive progress learning his times tables
Sam Goold - A consistently positive and polite approach to his learning and peer relationships
Kosta Konstantouras - For his outstanding results in mathematics this term
Charlie Serhan - Showing great dedication and effort towards his studies
Rafael Levy - Continually trying his best in learning
Sam Read - Demonstrating respect and kindness to those around him.
Josh Capaan - Consistently completing his homework to a high standard
Gabriel Zaverdinos - Consistent focus and application across all subjects
Dylan Sperring - Consistent effort and approach to all school tasks
Ned O'Halloran - Excellent focus and effort in all mathematics tasks
Billy Lagos - Showing an improved sense of leadership skills and his academic approach to writing
Lachlan Doble - His consistent and excellent effort to improve in all of his learning areas
Harry Howells - His ability to apply constructive teacher feedback and self confidence during assessments.
Otto Freiheit – outstanding leadership during the Peter Pan production
Leo Jreige – displaying outstanding behaviour and leadership during the NSW Country Tour
Vlad Law - displaying outstanding behaviour and leadership during the NSW Country Tour
2020 school travel applications now open
It is not uncommon for applicants completing the online form to make mistakes, particularly entering their name or date of birth instead of the students. This may be due to an auto-fill function on a device or just human error. We ask that school administrators pay special attention to the information supplied by applicants which come through in the school portal. If the information supplied does not match your records or the student is not yet enrolled, please do not endorse the application. By selecting ‘no’ the application will be referred back to the applicant to correct and resubmit.
In the event that school administrators endorse in error, it would be appreciated if you could advise our SSTS team as soon as possible so the application can be intercepted before an Opal card or travel pass is issued.
To contact us about an endorsement error, please go to: https://transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/passes-concessions-feedback and select feedback about: ‘school student transport scheme’ and then select ‘application updates’.
If school administrators require access to the school portal to endorse student applications, please request an account at https://appln.transport.nsw.gov.au/portal/requests/account/school
If you have staff that have left the school recently and had access to the school portal, please let us know at https://transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/passes-concessions-feedback and select ‘school/operator portal’ and then ‘remove existing user access’ so their access can be removed.
Sydney Light Rail update
The new Sydney Light Rail is due to open in December 2019. This means that students will be able to travel by light rail between Circular Quay and Randwick Junction (the Kingsford branch is due to open in March 2020).
From Monday, 14 October 2019, applicants will be able to select light rail as a mode for new applications. Eligible students will be able to travel for free to and from school or college on the new Sydney Light Rail from the beginning of the 2020 school year.
For students currently travelling on a School Opal card under the SSTS, there is no change. Students will still be able to tap on and off to travel on any mode of transport to get to or from school or college.
The Sydney Light Rail team will be in contact with schools in the area to provide further information.
We are participating in Redgum Book Club this term and the flyer has been sent home with your child. Every order will earn resources and books for our school.
The Redgum Book Club catalogue is now all online. The online catalogue will continue to be packed with quality books and educational game options (from international and local publishers), bestsellers and gold coin options. Please open the link to view the current catalogue.
Books start from $2 with hundreds more titles on their website. www.redgumbookclub.com.au
The catalogue is now open and closes on the 4th November. Orders will be delivered to the school by 22nd November.
New Release titles in the current catalogue include:
· Frozen II – The ultimate companion to Disney's highly anticipated second instalment of the Oscar winning film, Frozen. Due for release in December Frozen II
· Definitely Do Not Open This Book – From Australian Author, Andy Lee, this fun story will delight children and adults alike Definitely Do Not Open This Book
· The Pug Who Wanted To Be A Reindeer - A festive adventure starring a loveable little pug with a heart of gold The Pug Who Wanted To Be A Reindeer
· Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball - Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, from international bestselling author, Jeff Kinney Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
· Minecraft Annual 2020 - A look back at the excitements, surprises and new potential for fun and creativity that came about in Minecraft's tenth year Minecraft Annual 2020
· The Monster Who Wasn’t – From Australian Author, T C Shelley, comes a brilliantly rich fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters - be they good, bad or somewhere in between The Monster Who Wasn't
· Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths – Australian Author, Eddie Woo’s bumper book of maths fun, stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble and code. Eddie Woo's Magical Maths
How to place an order:
· Order online and pay by credit card www.redgumbookclub.com.au
· Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, email Lesley on email@example.com
Thanks so much to Nicole Nunn who overnight managed to cover a class set of Novels for Year 3 who are reading the Roald Dahl 'The Twits' this term. Book covering is a messy task for the unskilled (us) and we are so grateful for parent help!
Please ensure you are signed up to all relevant groups on Schoolbag APP now the Summer Sport season has started for Primary. Skoolbag can be downloaded from itunes or Playstore. Click here for instructions on set up.
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Below is an update with information pertaining to Saturday Sport and weekly training for Term 4 2019 for Years 2 to Six only.
Please read through all of the information carefully and ensure that both you and your son are prepared for Term 4 Sport.
Training Years 2, 3 and 4
All teams in years 2,3 and 4 will train on a Wednesday afternoon from 2-3pm.
Cricket - Will train at Kensington Oval / Cricket nets
Basketball - Will train at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre (High Street, Kensington)
Boys can be collected from UNSW and/or Kensington Oval on Wednesday afternoons (with prior notice) or can be collected from school from 3:15/3:30pm.
Can you please let us know if you are picking you son up from UNSW and inform him. This can be advised weekly to us.
Years 5 and 6
All teams in years 5 and 6 will train on a Friday afternoon from 2:30-3:30pm.
Touch Football - Will train in Alison Park from 2:15 - 3:15pm
Basketball - Will train at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre (High Street, Kensington) from 2:30 - 3:30pm. Boys can be collected from UNSW on Friday afternoons (with prior notice) or can be collected from school from 3:45/4pm.Can you please let us know if you are picking you son up from UNSW. Boys getting the bus home may also get the bus from Anzac Parade if they wish.
Touch Football - Alison Park (opposite School)
Basketball - UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre (UNSW Gate 2, High Street, Kensington)
Cricket - Kensington Oval (Corner of Barker St and Cottenham Ave, Kensington)
Uniform for Saturday Sport games.
Basketball - Basketball Singlet, Basketball Shorts, White CPS Sports socks and Basketball Shoes/trainers
Cricket - White CPS Sports Shirt, White CPS Sports Shorts (or long whites if you have them), CPS hat, White CPS Sport socks and trainers
Touch Football - CPS Touch Football singlet, Black CPS shorts, White CPS Sport socks and boots.
Draw/Fixtures: Attached below are the current draw and fixtures for next term (this may change slightly between now and next term).
Team Lists: Attached below are the CPS team lists for Term 4 sport - most teams are the same as Term 1.
All students must be in FULL CPS SPORTS UNIFORM.
All students must be on time (15 mins prior for Basketball and Touch, 30mins for Cricket) All students must remain positive towards teammates and other competitors as well as showing great sportsmanship at all times.
If you have any questions/queries about Saturday sport next term, please let me know.Matthew O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dylan Sperring passed his Level 3 Arakan Martial Arts grading in the holidays. Well done!
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