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2020 eNewsletter | Term 2 week 4

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Upcoming Events

Date Event

 Monday 25th May: All Children return to school full time.

 Monday 1st June- Friday 6th June: National Reconciliation Week

Click the button above to view our school calendar. PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to late change. Also please be aware of payment dates on permission notes, as no late payments will be accepted.

School Awards

Principal Awards

KN-  Bonnie M. KS- Remmi R.

Merit Awards

KN- Kotarah W, Malachi W-K. KS- Tallarah H, Sean H, Ayden M, Audrey T. 3M- Harry K, Ellyse H, Mikaila T.  4B-  Serenity B, Kaidan R. 6C- Harlan M, Jayden A, Vance O`S, Bella C, Nicolla K.  6F-  Elena P, Matilda C. 6S- Tevita T, Mia A. K6B-  Maia V. K6O- Kyarah B, Ciara S. 

Avatar Awards

K6B- Luke M.  K6G-  Dante E. K6O-  Eli M.  4B-  Peter S, Jessica M, Scarlett M. 4S-  Aidan I, Casey M, Abbey McC, Ruiqi P, Courtney B-W.

Principal`s Report

Welcome to Week 4, Term 2,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well. I trust that all the Mother's amongst our community had a well deserved break and a lovely day with their children. 

 Great news, we have confirmation that Wyong PS is open for full time face-to-face learning Effective Monday 25th May, 2020.

 All schools are returning to full on-campus learning from Monday 25 May. All school activities and operations will be in line with Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and NSW Health guidelines as recommended. School students do not need to follow physical distancing guidelines, but should follow good hygiene practices like:

  • Regularly washing hands
  • Avoiding sharing drinks or food
  • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately.

School attendance

All students should be at school unless:

  • They have a medical certificate which states that they are unable to return to school due to an ongoing medical condition 
  • They are currently unwell.

Students who have a medical certificate to stay at home will be supported to learn from home in line with regular procedures if they are able to. These regular procedures are different to what was offered during the learning from home period. If you require work to be provided to your child whilst they are at home due to an underlying health condition, you should contact the school for assistance. Please note, students who live with a family member in one of the categories identified as being at increased risk by the AHPPC, should still attend school unless a medical practitioner advises otherwise in writing.

  If your child is unwell, do not send them to school. If they are unwell at school you or your nominated emergency contact will need to collect them immediately. Please also ensure your contact details are up to date. It should also be noted that if a student is absent without a medical reason for more than three days, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and followed up by the school.

Reporting and Assessment

You will receive your child’s semester 1 report before the end of August (week 6, Term 3).This will be a simplified version of the report you normally receive.

 School activities

Teachers will continue to follow the same school curriculum with the exception of some activities that cannot go ahead for now.

What students can do

*Use the school library

*Engage in non-contact sporting activities

What students can't do

*Participate in school assemblies (Unless for critical information).

*School excursions and incursions-including camps

*Inter-school activities ( debating , inter-school sport)

*In-school activities requiring parent or other volunteers

*Drink from the water bubbler- bring a water bottle instead, which can be refilled from the bubbler bottle filling tap if need be. 

School cleaning and hygiene supplies

Rest assured, as a school have received additional cleaning in line with the AHPPC guidelines and advice from NSW Health. Targeted areas include high-touch areas and other hard surfaces, door handles, lockers, light switches and handrails in stairways and movement areas. There will also be additional and more frequent cleaning of toilets and topping up of supplies like soap. We have also received increased supplies of soap, hand sanitiser, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and personal protective equipment.

Additionally, there will be no visitors given access to school sites unless they are essential.

As an update, the P&C meeting was held online last week and was a success, it will continue to run virtually for now.

Per previous communication, the canteen and uniform shop is open. Also the running of the out of school hour’s care is operating as normal.

 School Pick up/Drop off policies

 To help alleviate any problems with social distancing and to make home time dismissal as safe and as easy as possible, we are planning to change Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 home times to 2:45pm.

 This is to assist with traffic congestion and parents congregating outside the front gate we are asking only parents of students with children in Kindergarten, Year 1 or Year 2 to pick up their children at 2:45pm and then please leave promptly.

Kindergarten will be dismissed from the top gate near the SACC centre and Year 1 and Year 2 from the front gate adjacent to the office entrance.

Teachers will continue to supervise children until 3pm if they have older siblings so families are able to leave together. This also applies to children who require buses and attend after school care and working parents who cannot be at school for pick up at 2:45pm.

We are making these changes in order to make sure children and the community remain safe and we follow all health and safety guidelines.

Please do not hesitate to talk to your child’s classroom teacher or contact the school know if you have any concerns.

We appreciate your support and co-operation with these new changes.

Important Busways School Update

With the recent announcement of social distancing on bus services, Busways wants to clarify that school services are not affected and will not have limited capacity.

Service operations

School services will continue to operate as normal, with no student to be left behind. NSW Health advice is that children are at lower risk of contracting COVID-19. Transport for NSW and Busways have increased cleaning measures on board bus services and will continue to monitor transport usage to support students travelling safely to and from school.Our policy is that no school student will be left behind and as such, school students will be given priority over other passengers on regular route services even if this means a service goes over physical distancing capacity. Adults may have to wait for the next service or choose to get off if they’re not comfortable with how many customers are on a service. All services will continue to operate to a normal timetable until advised otherwise. Please remind students that they are still required tap on and off with their Opal card or show their school bus pass when boarding.

Current COVID-19 advice

It’s important to continue communicating to students that we all have a responsibility to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Where possible, students should maintain social distance from each other on board bus services. If different school groups are boarding a bus, each school should maintain social distance from the other and students should always maintain a safe distance from their bus driver, where practically possible.Busways has continued to exercise additional procedures for all Busways employees to follow in order to limit any chance of the virus spreading. This includes issuing employees with hand sanitiser, requiring employees to wash their hands every time they enter and leave a worksite, employees staying home if they’re unwell, and minimising the handling of cash.For any further questions, please contact Busways’ Customer Experience team at infoline@busways.com.au.

Other School News

Photography,Poetry and Public Speaking competition

Just a reminder to get all of your wonderful entries in to your class teacher before Wednesday the 27th May, 2020. Mrs Whitehouse had co-ordinated some fantastic competition to partake in, and we simply can not wait to see them all. 

Reconciliation Week 2020

Kindergarten News

Welcome back to Term 2 – Covid style.

It is very strange working in the school with hardly any little bodies around, laughing and playing in the playground, lining up and sitting at tables in the classroom. We miss our Kinders and can’t wait for everything to return to the way it was. Lots of changes have taken place and lots of new rules are helping us all stay healthy and safe.

Every morning we are washing our hands and using sanitiser to keep away the germs. We are trying very hard to make our school and students feel safe.

A big thank you to our parents/carers who have had a busy time adjusting to learning from home and all the challenges that brings with it. Please continue to help us educate your child the best way we can either through online activities on Google Classroom or hard copy booklets, available from the school office.

It has been awesome seeing some of our students returning one day a week for their schooling as we have missed them. Teachers are constantly updating class dojo and sending messages home about what’s happening at school. Our school apps and websites are also great forms of communication if you are unsure of what is happening. Things change regularly so make sure you are checking daily for updates etc.

We have had a few significant events happen in the holidays. Easter and Anzac Day were celebrated with a few students lining their driveways at dawn to pay their respects. Mother’s Day was a personal favourite with kids and families spending time with their mums.

I have included a few of the lovely family pictures sent to us on Mother’s Day. So many wonderful mums in our school community.

On another note, Transition to School for 2021(Leap into Learning) is not far away. If you have younger children who are starting school next year, please head to the office to fill in an enrolment form. If you know of children in our community/ neighbours, family or friends who are also starting school next year, then pass on the message about our fabulous school to get them to pop into the office to fill in an enrolment form.

Looking forward to the weeks ahead and the changes our school will make to allow our students to feel safe and well educated.

Ms Anne Stretton

Early Stage 1 Assistant Principal

Mothers Day Happy Snaps

Library News

Our wonderful WPS staff have been busy catching up on some reading during isolation. Here are some of their shelfie snaps! I will share more over the coming weeks. We hope that you have all been doing lots of reading too! Mrs Adams

Teacher Shelfies

Please return library books :)

The 'Snack Shack' Updated menu Term 2

Flexischools: The online Lunch Ordering System

flexischools logo

Our Canteen Online Ordering System!

Flexischools is the fast, convenient and secure way to order and pay for canteen orders at ‘The Snack Shack' from home or on your mobile. Flexischools makes our school canteen service available to you 24/7.

 Getting started with Flexischools…

You can set up an account online – it only takes a minute. 

  • Register for Flexischools by visiting flexischools.  Add your student, their school and form class to get started.
  • Top-Up your account via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct deposit.
  • Make an order by selecting from the range of options made available by your school and proceed to make payment for the order listed in your order pad.
  • Review Orders by logging back in to your Flexischools account. You can set recurring orders, view transaction history or cancel orders via your Flexischools login.

    What does it cost?

    Online Canteen Ordering Fee $0.29 per canteen order

     Account Top-Up Fees -Direct Bank Deposit (2-3 days) - Free

                                                     Visa Credit/Debit Card $0.05 + 0.7%

                                                     Mastercard Credit Card $0.05 + 1%

                                                     Mastercard Debit Card $0.05 + 1.25%

                                                     PayPal Surcharge (immediate) $0.07 + 0.9%

    Parenting Ideas Advice

    Friends of Wyong Public


    Central Coast Health

     We have a NEW webpage for Kids and Families which we update each fortnight with news/ information about current health and wellbeing matters.

    To access this page , click on the link below.