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Term 3 Week 10 - 25 September 2020

Dates for the Diary

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Carers and Community,

New Electronic Gates

The work to install the new electronic carpark gate and the intercom system on the main pedestrian gate on Stanley Street is now complete. This will provide the school with another layer of security and safety. If you need to enter the school premises during school hours, please follow the instructions on the pedestrian gate on Stanley Street. The gates will be open before school and locked at 9am.

Congratulations Mrs Darlow!

I am pleased to announce that Mrs Francisca Darlow is the successful candidate after completing the merit selection process for the position of Assistant Principal (Special Education). Mrs Darlow will lead our Special Education Unit (Autism) at the commencement of Term 4, 2020. Mrs Darlow’s passion and commitment towards Special Education is evident in her everyday interactions and she comes with a wealth of experience and expertise in this area. Congratulations, Mrs Darlow and welcome to Concord Public School as a permanent member of our staff!

Baby Boom at Concord Public School!

It has been an exciting year for many members of our staff, welcoming new bundles of joy to their families and becoming parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, many for the very first time. This week, Mr McGee became a dad for the second time to Ethan Rusty McGee. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs McGee! Mum, baby and dad are all doing very well. We also said farewell to Mrs Kang and Mrs Vermiglio who are both expecting their second child in the coming months. Our well wishes and thoughts are with you both as you welcome your new addition to your family.

Work over the holiday period

Contractors from the Department of Education will be replacing the external awnings and walkway shelters in front of the library, computer lab and Caringa Building. This will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

As Term 3 comes to a close, I’d like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding as we work through the challenges that we face as a community. I’m incredibly proud of our staff and how they continue to have the students’ learning and wellbeing at the forefront of all that they do on a daily basis. This would not be possible without our parents and carers working in partnership with the educators. And for that, I thank you!

And now, a message to our students – as we launch into our final term of 2020, think of the challenges that you have faced throughout the year and what you have learnt along the way. Now link this challenge into one of your goals for Term 4. I’m sure that when you focus on this new goal, you will work on achieving it. For some, they may achieve it by the end of Term 4. For others it may take a little longer. Good luck and I look forward to hearing all about your new Term 4 goal.

A happy and relaxing holiday period for you all. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and enjoy the special times with family, friends and loved-ones.

See you in Term 4!

Ms A. Vountoulas 


Concord Public School


Check-in Assessment

Year 3 and Year 5 students will participate in a new reading and numeracy check-in assessment in Term 3, 2020.

The Check-in assessment is a NSW Department of Education online reading and numeracy assessment available to support schools to assess and monitor Year 3 & Year 5 student learning following the period of learning from home.


The Check-in assessments can supplement existing school practices to identify how students are performing in literacy and numeracy and to help teachers tailor their teaching more specifically to student needs.

  • The assessment will be scheduled for our Year 5 students from 17 August to 4 September 2020.  
  • The assessment will be scheduled for our Year 3 students from 21 September to 23 October 2020 


Students with disability may receive the same level of support during the assessment that they would normally receive in the classroom.

Mrs M Coco & Mrs J Soteriou                                                

Assistant Principals

Student Awards


To the following students who have or will be receiving a Principal Award or Principal Pennant.

Principal's AwardsPrincipal's Pennant

Adam T - KG

Luca M - 1-KZ

Ruby J - 1-KZ

Ivy M - 1-KZ

Everly D - 1D

Beth A - 1D

Tau D - 1D

Harper R - 1D

Abigail T - 1D

Libby D - 1D

Grace B - 2-1C

Matila I - 2-1C x 2

Izabella T - 2T

Aurora W - 2T

Zeyad T - 3VM

Sam W - 4-3S

Alexis E - 5M

Isidora T - 5M x 4

Connor M - 5M

Ivy M - 1-KZ

Tau D - 1D

Beth A - 1D

Lara C - 1D

Evelyn T - 4-3S

Liam D - 4-3S

Isidora T - 5M

Oscar L - 6-5S


2021 Kindergarten Enrolments

Applications are now being accepted for Kindergarten 2021. If your child turns 5 before July 31, 2021 they are eligible to start school next year. Enrolment forms are available to download from our school website and can be emailed to the school along with a scan of your child's birth certificate, immunisation record and proof of your home address. Once visitors are allowed back on site we will ask you to bring in the originals of all documents to be sighted by our office staff. 

Email the completed form to the school email address

From the Office

Entering onto the School Grounds During School Hours

Please ensure that you come into the office, if you need to give something to your child, or if they have forgotten to bring something to school. The office staff are more than happy to pass the item on.

If you need to see your child or pass on a message to them, the office staff can help with that too. We encourage parents to allow us to pass on messages during break times, so that your child's learning is not interrupted. All visitors must sign-in at the office and wear a visitor's sticker. This is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all.


When making a payment online you can only pay up to 3 DAYS before the due date of the payment. This is due to online transactions taking 48 hours to process. 

Other payment methods such as cash or cheque can also be sent to the front office and placed in the blue box labelled “School Post”.

Please note that we do not accept online payment for uniform or canteen orders. Please see the uniform or canteen order  form for payment details.

Permission Notes 

If you have more than one child we need to have a note for each child, not all on one note please.

Change of Contact/Address details  

Please inform the office immediately if you have changed your contact or address details, so we can contact you in case of an emergency. 

Bicycle and Scooter Guidelines

If you give permission for your child to ride a bicycle or scooter to and/or from school, and store it on the school grounds, please carefully read and sign the ‘Bicycle and Scooter Guidelines’ document (obtained from the Front Office). These signed forms are to be returned to the office. Once we have received the signed documentation, the school will record that your child has permission from you to ride to school. Please see Mrs Vermiglio or the office for details.

Lost Property

All lost property is now kept in the office.

All students have been informed of this and are all reminded to put their name on their hats, jackets, jumpers, all lunch/recess containers and drink bottles.

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