Goulburn Public School

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Term 4, Week 1

Principal Report

I hope you all had a lovely break and an equally amazing holiday. My wish is that you all enjoyed yourselves and that you are ready for a new term. We have a lot going on this term, from school camps, presentation days to fundraisers and Year 6 graduations, so the school will be busy as we head towards the end of the year. Let’s all enjoy ourselves as all of these things approach. 

Visitors Coming Onsite 

This is just a reminder that everyone who comes onsite to Goulburn Public School must sign in at the office so that we know you are here. This is following Departmental policies, guidelines and procedures and is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every visitor here at school. Staff need to be informed you are here before you go into your child’s classroom as teachers are busy planning, preparing or teaching your child. 

If you have any inquiries please visit the office. Thank you for your understanding. 

Check-in Assessments 

Our Year 3 and Year 5 check in assessments are underway at the moment. This is an opportunity to see how our students are doing and gives us more information in assisting our students to help pinpoint their needs. Thank you to Mr Waterman for organising all these assessments for our students. 

Tell them From Me Surveys (TTFM) 

The students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will be involved with these surveys. These provide the school with much needed information about how things are going in the school from our student’s perspective.  

Our parent survey is ready for you all to access. We look forward to hearing your feedback and any suggestions you have are greatly welcomed. Please follow the link below to access the parent survey. 

Selective High School Applications 2024 

Applications for entry to a selective high school in Year 7 in 2024 are expected to open on 18 October 2022 and close on 16 November 2022 at 11:59pm. The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on 4 May 2023. The test will be paper-based. Parents that are interested in their children applying will need to access the link below and apply. 


Playground Upgrades 

Our playground continues to be in the middle of an upgrade. The Hall is now being refurbished and will be out of action for some time. You may have seen the roof has already come off and the end part is being removed. 

Year 5 and 6 Camp

On Monday 24 October - Wednesday 26 October our Year 5 and 6 students will be going to their camp at Berry.  Notes will be coming home, so please ensure they are returned promptly.

Covid-19 Updates 

COVID-smart settings for schools have been developed and updated in close consultation with NSW Health. Please read those carefully as they change quite quickly. 

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Lastly, I continue to see our students working well, enjoying their and developing a love of learning. It is fantastic to witness the look in their eyes when they grasp concepts and see that ‘light-bulb’ moment. I have been very impressed with all of the student’s efforts in class. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me. My door is always open. 

 Jeremy White 

Relieving Principal 

Upcoming Events 

Smith Family – Passport to Success – Fridays in Weeks 1-6 

Alex Prophet Sporting sessions (Cricket) – Mondays in Weeks 2-6  

Year 5 and 6 Camp at Berry - Week 3 Mon 24 October - Wednesday 26 October

Selective High School Applications 2024


Parents of children from Kindergarten to Year 12 must ensure their children attend school every day. On occasion, your child may need to be absent from school. 

Parents must provide an explanation for absences to the school within 7 days from the first day of any period of absence. Where an explanation has not been received within the 7-day timeframe, the school will record the absence as unjustified on the student's record. As part of school protocol you will be contacted by a staff member after two days of absence without explanation.

Confusion With Online Payments

There has been a bit of confusion when paying for certain events/activities/uniforms online.

The school events and activities are separate to the P&C run uniform shop. 

If you are purchasing uniforms – this is to be paid to the P&C account – their details are on their price lists. 

All other payments to the school for excursions/activities/sports etc are to be paid to the school account which the link is found on our school website.

then go to: MAKE A PAYMENT

There has been lots of mixed payments and it is making it difficult to reconcile accounts.  If you are unsure at all, please call the office on 48212827, and we can confirm for you.

We do not want any student to miss out on any activity due to payment not being received. 



10 October

*Students Return Term 4

11 October12 October13 October14 October

17 October 

*Cricket Sessions

18 October 

*Book Fair

19 October 


20 October

*Book Fair 

21 October

24 October

*Year 5/6 Camp

*Cricket Sessions

25 October

*Year 5/6 Camp 

26 October 

*Year 5/6 Camp 

27 October 28 October 


Week 1

PBL Value Of The Week

PBL Student Of The Week

Achievement Awards

Mulwaree High School

Goulburn High School


Families are invited to our Book Fair 2022

When:  Tuesday 18 & Thursday 20 October

Time:    8.45am to 9.05am & 2.55pm to 3.15pm 

Where:  Goulburn Public School Library

* Students will also have an opportunity to purchase books at lunchtime

 "Book Fair is designed to give kids access to more books they want to read, from relevant new releases to classic award winners.  And all proceeds benefit your child’s school library"

School Travel 2023

2023 school travel applications are now open

Applications for student travel in 2023 opened from Monday 10 October 2022.

Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can apply now. A new application will need to be submittedif they are applying for the first time, or if they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a newshared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

Students who change address, school, campus location, have repeated a year or received an expiry notification fromTransport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4.This will ensure that schools can endorse applications, and entitlements remain valid for the start of the 2023 schoolyear. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.

If a student's distance eligibility has changed based on their grade (i.e. grade two to grade three), the system willautomatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria,we will send an expiry notification via email.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advisingthem to re-apply.

Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive theirStudent Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2023.

Students living in rural and regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the start of the new school year fromtheir nominated transport operator. It may come via the school or be sent directly to them at home. Note: someR&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/parents should confirm with their nominated operator if theydo not receive a pass.

School travel application endorsement

Occasionally, applicants completing the online form make mistakes, so we ask that school administrators be mindful of thisand only endorse applications with correct information.

If you identify an error, you can amend the first name, date of birth or grade of a student’s travel application by clickingin the relevant row on the portal. Please ensure you have confirmed the information before making any changes. Refer topage 16 of the School Portal User Guide for further instructions. The user guide is accessible within the School Portal by clickingthe arrow next to your username.If a student’s details cannot be confirmed or they are not yet enrolled please do not endorse the application. By selecting ‘no’ theapplication will be rejected and the applicant will be informed. They will then need to submit a new application.

If a school administrator endorses an application in error, please advise our Concessions team as soon as possible here.

If school administrators require access to the School Portal, please request an account here.

If you need to remove school portal access for staff members who have left the school recently, please let us know via afeedback form and select ‘school/operator portal’ and then ‘remove existing user access’.

Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCECs)

Schools applying for Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCECs) for senior students are advised to submitapplications at least four weeks before the end of Term 4. This will allow time for processing and delivery to the schoolbefore the holiday period commences. Applications scheduled for delivery during the holiday period will be held anddelivered when school recommences from January 2023.When applying for TCECs before the end Term 4 2022, ensure you enter the grade the student is in this year, not the gradethey will be in during 2023. E.g., year 11 students who have commenced year 12 studies are still consideredas being in grade 11 until the end of 2022.

Travel from Term 1 2023

We ask that parents plan ahead and make sure their child knows which service/s to use and has a valid ticket to travel;either a School Opal card or Child/Youth Opal card (within Greater Sydney) or a School Travel Pass (outside GreaterSydney), from the start of the school year.

Applications for 2023 School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) travel open at the start of Term 4 2022, so parents/students canapply or update details early and be ready for the start of the new school year.

Most students using the Opal network will not need a new Opal card and can continue travelling on their existing card each year.

The start of the year is a busy period for local transport operators, and students travelling without a valid ticket make service planningand operations difficult.

We recognise that for some families last minute changes to school enrolments mean they may not have a School Opal card orTravel Pass for the start of term. In the Opal network, we strongly encourage these families to have their children travelwith a Child/Youth Opal card until they receive their valid School Opal card. If outside Greater Sydney, parents should contacttheir local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.

Bus operators are flexible and understanding, particularly at the start of the school year, and will ensure students can travel safelyto and from school. But to best support our operators we encourage all students to have a valid ticket, as earlyas possible, from the start of the school year.

Students using School Opal cards are also reminded that they must tap on and tap off in line with the Student code of conductand Opal terms of use.

Year 6 Fundraiser

During Week 2, Year 6 will be holding a jelly bean guessing competition to raise funds to go towards the Year 6 graduation.

Students will be able to have a guess each recess and lunch and the winner will be announced Friday afternoon.

Guesses are 50c each.

Can you guess how many jelly beans are in the jar?

Breakfast Club

SaCC Programs


Unfortunately we have had confirmed cases of head lice at our school. Could you please check your child’s hair and make sure you treat your their hair appropriately before returning them to school. Further information on head lice is available on the NSW Health website or through the Department's website:

Term 4 Reminder

Joke Of The Week!

From The Office

Update Your Details

Have you moved house? Do you have a new phone number or email address?

Please contact the school office to update any details that may have changed.

Visitor Check In

All parents/carers and visitors who enter the school grounds must check in at the front office. Please report to the office directly after entering the school gates. This is for the safety of all students and staff members. 

If you wish to speak to a teacher, please contact the office and a time can be arranged for you.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Zones


Goulburn Public School P&C

Uniform Shop

Uniform orders can be made by contacting the P&C directly through their Facebook page at Goulburn Public School P&C Association. Alternatively, students can take a completed form together with cash (or the receipt number from direct transfer payment) to the office and the order will be sent home with students.

Please keep tags and the original packaging on all items that may need to be exchanged for a different size.

For all fitting enquiries or general uniform information contact the P&C on 0401 723 488. 

P&C Meeting Summary - Wednesday 21 September 2022

Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting, we greatly value your input. New members are always welcome. For more information see the Goulburn Public School P&C Facebook page or contact us through the school office. Our next meeting is Wednesday 19 October, 3:30pm.

* Bunnings BBQ Sunday 6 November- volunteers welcome!

* Colour Run- We’re looking forward to this whole- school event! Details to follow soon.

* P&C to purchase new representative sports shirts with numbers on the back- design details are being finalised.

*Looking forward to the KindyStart program for new 2023 Kindy students. Sessions are to be held throughout November and December.

*Watch this space for exciting soccer excursion news!

*A Christmas Stall is to be held again this year. Fabulous gifts will be available for purchase.