Curtin Primary School Newsletter

Week 9 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

Welcome to Week 9

Dear families,

As I write this introduction to the newsletter it is 4 degrees celsius! Welcome to Spring. Today we have photos from Goulburn of solid snow that has settled on the ground. Although we are seeing some beautiful days and most welcome rain, it is a reminder that we need layers of clothing at this time of year. I suspect this is a peak time of year for lost property as students need warm clothes in the morning that they can shed later in the day. Our lost property volunteers do  outstanding work as they check names on clothes, corresponding year groups and deliver these outside classrooms. It’s a good time to check that all items have student names written on them.

Congratulations to all of our Tournament of Minds teams. As you know we had multiple teams competing in the ACT finals last weekend. The students gave innovative performances and the judges must have struggled to select winners. Of course, we consider all of our teams were worthy of selection for the national competition. One of our teams, the Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) group,  did succeed against other schools and was selected for the national competition! This will be in Hobart later this year. What an outstanding achievement and congratulations to these STEM scholars; Serena B, Erika Y, Max C, Jeremy B, Luke R, Henry V and Flynn McD. Thanks also to the teaching staff and parents who have supported this work. Our community is cheering for you at the national competition!

Our Positive Behaviour for Learning focus this week will concentrate on safe and respectful play in natural outdoor areas. We will be reminding everyone that our student-developed acknowledgement of the Ngunnawal people includes ‘We promise to protect plants, animals, earth, water and sky and care for everyone in our community’. In particular we will focus on the plants in our playground, ensuring their longevity and ability to grow by respecting and leaving in place, bark, branches and leaves. Please have a chat with your child about the difference in playing with bark, branches or leaves that have naturally shed from a tree compared with removing these. 

I wish you all a wonderful Spring, one that is mostly warmer that it is today! As Ogden Nash ( or not according to some) wrote ‘Spring has sprung, the grass is riz’…. or is it ‘Spring has sprung and snow it is’ ?

Kind regards,

Leslee Roberts 

There is no supervision at school before 8.30am and after 3pm

Teachers will be on duty in the schools playgrounds from 8.30am each morning. There is no supervision after 3pm.

Parents and carers are responsible for their children’s behaviour and the school takes no responsibility for any injury or incidents that may occur.

It is important that you do not leave your children unsupervised out of school hours.

Important reminder: our school is a nut free zone

Several of our students have a severe allergies to nuts.

For their safety, our school is a nut-free zone.

Please do not send nuts or nut products to school with your children.

TOM Fundraiser - Mufti Day - this Friday 20 September

Congratulations to our Tournament of Minds finalists who will be heading to Hobart to compete in TOM International Final in October.

To help raise funds for their trip, we will hold a Mufti Day this Friday 20 September.

Children are invited to wear free dress for a gold coin donation.

Naplan results

Naplan results will be coming home with children Thursday 19 September.


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

Christian Education19 September
Mufti Day - TOM fundraiser20 September
Year 3 Culminating event20 September
Year 2 excursion to Floriade20 September
P&C Trivia Night20 September
Preschool Stay and Play25 September
Last day of term27 September

Notes to be returned

Notes may be downloaded from links found below

Date Due
Year 6 Personal Developmentasap
Year 2 Aquasafe medical formasap
Years 3 to 6 Footsteps Dance Workshop17 October
Year 3 excursion to Warrambui (payment plan)8 November

Year 3 excursion to Warrambui


Year 6 Personal Development


Years 3-6 Footsteps Dance Workshop


UNSW Gifted Parenting Series

Please find below a link to information on the UNSW Gifted Parenting Series.


Year 2 ONLY - Monday 2 December – Friday 6 December (Term 4, Week 8)

Curtin Primary School is excited to be offering Year 2 students the opportunity to acquire essential life skills in water safety and survival through Royal Life Saving ACT.

It is our aim to have 100% participation.

The ACT Education and Training Directorate provides substantial funding for Year 2 students in ACT Public Schools to participate in the Royal Life Saving ACT Aqua Safe program – a series of 10 practical and 5 theory lessons focused on general water safety and personal aquatic survival skills. This targeted approach will ensure every participating student has the opportunity to access structured aquatic activities during primary school.  These lessons will be held over a 1 hour (2 sessions per day) 1 week program.

PLEASE NOTE:  These are not ‘swimming lessons’ they are survival skills

Notes will be coming home today. The medical note that you return to school IS NOT the enrolment note. You MUST enrol and pay online.

School Athletics Festival

SAVE THE DATE - Friday 18 October (Term 4, Week 1)


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. 

The Uniform Shop will be closed Wednesday of week 10 (25 September) and will reopen week 1, Term 4 (9 October)

2019 Curtin Primary School Uniform order form



HOT DOG DAY - Thursday 26 September 2019

Wow! Can you believe it we are nearing the end of third term? How this year has flown!

As we do every term, the canteen will be closed on the last day of term, Friday 27th September.

We will be having a hot dog day on Thursday of week 10, 26 September.

You can find the order form attached. No other orders will be available only the pre-ordered hot dogs.

Please return the order form and correct money to the canteen no later than Monday 23rd September.  

The canteen will be running  stock down towards the end of term so your child may not be able to order everything on the menu but an alternative will be offered .

Cheers, Lizzy.

Hot Dog Day order form


Canteen closed last day of term - Friday 27 September 2019


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


School Holiday Program

Please find attached Woden Community Service's upcoming School Holiday Program for October 2019.

WCS School Holiday Program October 2019