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Goulburn West Public School Respect Responsibility Safety Westnews 106 Combermere St, Goulburn NSW 2580 Tel: 4821 1781 Mb: 0417 404 882 Fax: 4822 1460 Email: [email protected] Issue 10 Term 1 Monday 8 April 2019 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Thanks for a great first term for the 2019 school year. We are very much looking forward to a break and wish all members of our school community a happy, safe Easter. Please note that as we celebrate Easter with a hat parade this Friday, teachers may be in contact with the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs will appear in classrooms…. What a treat! If your child has any allergies that we are not already aware of, please let the office know ASAP. For non-chocolate eaters, there are other treats organised. What a clever bunny! IMPORTANT INFORMATION The ANZAC school service will be a short service on Tue April 30 at 9:30am, as Anzac Day is in the holidays. The Goulburn ANZAC march, which we support as a school, welcomes as many West students as possible to march on ANZAC Day to support our town veterans. We always have great aendance and we are proud that West plays a part in supporng the town. DETAILS: Meet at 10:30am outside Ian’s Autos/Kennard’s area in Auburn St. The march starts right on 11:00am. Wear full school uniform including all accessories and black school shoes. We will meet parents in Market St or in Belmore Park near the memorial aſter the march. Teachers will supervise unl you are able to collect your child. Students are welcome to stay for the service. School captains will lead our school and Year 6 will assist as student leaders at the rear of our school group.

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Goulburn West Public School

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Westnews 106 Combermere St, Goulburn NSW 2580 Tel: 4821 1781 Mb: 0417 404 882 Fax: 4822 1460

Email: [email protected]

Issue 10 Term 1 Monday 8 April 2019

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Thanks for a great first term for the 2019 school year. We are very much looking forward to a break and wish all members of our school community a happy, safe Easter.

Please note that as we celebrate Easter with a hat parade this Friday, teachers may be in contact with the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs will appear in classrooms…. What a treat!

If your child has any allergies that we are not already aware of, please let the office know ASAP. For non-chocolate eaters, there are other treats organised. What a clever bunny!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The ANZAC school service will be a short service on Tue April 30 at 9:30am, as Anzac Day is in the holidays.

The Goulburn ANZAC march, which we support as a school, welcomes as many West students as possible to march on ANZAC Day to support our town veterans. We always have great attendance and we are proud that West plays a part in supporting the town.

DETAILS:

Meet at 10:30am outside Ian’s Autos/Kennard’s area in Auburn St. The march starts right on 11:00am.

Wear full school uniform including all accessories and black school shoes.

We will meet parents in Market St or in Belmore Park near the memorial after the march. Teachers will supervise until you are able to collect your child. Students are welcome to stay for the service.

School captains will lead our school and Year 6 will assist as student leaders at the rear of our school group.

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ROAD SAFETY

A near miss occurred in Knox St last week between a car and a student.

PLEASE FOR SAFETY’S SAKE, DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD ACROSS THE ROAD.

WALK OVER AND CROSS WITH THEM.

This child was called across the road and ran between buses. The car driver (going under 40kph thank goodness) who narrowly missed the child rang to check that they were ok.

NO DRIVER, STAFF, STUDENT OR FAMILY NEEDS SUCH AWFUL NEWS. WE HAD A MINOR COLLISON IN KNOX ST JUST A FEW YEARS AGO BETWEEN CAR AND CHILD.

As a reminder:

This is why the bus gate is for bus children ONLY!

SCHOOL UNIFORM

As we move into winter uniform, please remember:

All jumpers, plain beanies, jackets, hair accessories are to be navy. No commercial products or “bling” is acceptable.

A safety warning also on wearing jewellery to school. Glitzy headbands, dingle dangles and necklaces can be a problem during play, so please do not allow your child to wear them to school.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR STAFF

Last Wednesday, teachers worked together in a ‘twilight session’ after school to investigate embedding digital technologies into all learning areas. They worked as a team investigating new devices that support coding and programming for all students.

Thanks teachers for giving up your time! We look forward to seeing this area of our learning continue to grow K-6.

Annette Broadbent and Bron Livesey

Principals

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Woolworths Earn & Learn

Woolworths Earn and Learn is coming back to your local store in 2019 starting on the 1

st May.

In 2018 we collected thousands of stickers which we used towards

Mathematical resources for the school. So let’s stick together and make this one the biggest yet.

Students will be able to return stickers to the office, their classroom teacher or

in the GWPS box at Woolworths.

Keep an eye out for stickers!!!!!

School Photos

The school photos have arrived and will be sent home during the week.

If you would like to order sports/special/captains photos these can be viewed and ordered online at www.theschoolphotographer.com.au using the Online Order Code. There are also copies of the photos at the school office.

Please see attached form for more information.

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PBL ASSEMBLY

Sapphire recipients (25 Westies)

Amethyst

recipients

(75 Westies)

Gold recipients

(125 Westies)

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PBL ASSEMBLY

Emerald recipients (175 Westies)

Emerald recipients (175 Westies)

Emerald recipients (175 Westies)

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PBL ASSEMBLY

Bronze recipients (325 Westies)

Congratulations to Keeley on Platinum 475 Westies!

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W E E K 11

8/4 9/4 10/4 Easter Recess Fundraiser 11/4 12/4 Regional Art Gallery Excursion 1H Easter Hat Parade at 2pm Cross Country at Wollondilly PS

T E R M 2 W E E K 1

29/4 Staff Development Day 30/4 Students Return 1/5 2/5 3/5

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Lunches will be ready for 11:30am. Without the amazing support of the school

community we would be unable to

offer this service to the students.

Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Canteen

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Thank you to all our

wonderful volunteers

PLEASE CONTACT KIM SHIRLEY

0437 033 765

Tuesday 12 Mar 9am-12.15pm Pat Levign Ashley Webster Recess Merridy Shirley

Thursday 14 Mar 9am-12.15pm Melissa Bell Chloe Stephens Kerri Bennett Recess Melissa Bell

If anyone would like

assistance with

CareMonkey,

please contact the

office on 4821 1781

ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE

NOT ON AN EARLY BUS

MUST NOT BE AT SCHOOL

BEFORE 8:50AM.

OOSH IS AVAILABLE FOR BEFORE

SCHOOL CARE 0498 963 192

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PBL News encouraging and strengthening

student awareness

of school-wide expectations

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Our focus this week is

‘Right place, right time”

Good luck everyone!

GWPS LEARNING CLUB

TUESDAYS 3:20 – 4:15PM

Applications open for 2018

Free homework assistance and support provided

along with afternoon tea for students at the

School Library.

For registration information for 2018 please

contact Jeremy from The Smith Family on

0438491964 or

[email protected]

Learning Club runs week 2–9 every school term.

Congratulations to our students named below who have

each won canteen vouchers.

“ Well done everyone”!

Mason, Jimmy, Luisa, Brooke

Payments at the school office are cash only or via the

school website.

Please label all envelopes with

child’s name, class and what

the payment is for.

Thank you

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Library News

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge has begun! This year, Infants students will be completing their

challenge during library lessons. Primary students will be expected to complete theirs at home, but

many of the classroom teachers will be supporting and encouraging their students to complete the

challenge. Most Year 3 students are eligible for their Gold awards this year, whilst Year 6 students are

eligible for their platinum awards (dependent on if they have completed the challenge each year they

have been at school). Infants students are expected to read 30 books, while for Primary students the

number required is 20. The challenge closes on August 30.

If students would like a recording sheet or a copy of the books on the challenge list, please see Mrs

Fitzgerald or Mrs Neville in the library. A lot of our library books are also on the PRC list and have

stickers on them indicating this – making it easier to find relevant books.

Tip of the Week

When accessing eBooks from the library catalogue, students will need their DEC username and

password (the same one they use at school to login to the computers) and they can access the cata-

logue either through their student portal or via the ePlatform by Wheelers app.

eBooks can be borrowed for two weeks and students can also reserve books that are currently being

borrowed.

LOST AND FOUND

Do any of these glasses belong to you?

Please see office staff if they are yours or if you know whose

they may be.

There has also been a large number of jumpers and other items in lost

property. Thanks to Mrs Bell for distributing jumpers with names on them

back to the children.

Please ensure that jumpers, lunch boxes, drink bottles etc have your child’s

name clearly printed on them.

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ATTENTION K-2 PARENTS

Please ensure that your child has a spare set of underwear packed

in their bags in case on any ‘accidents’ at school.

Join the Dollarmites on a savings adventure with School Banking!

Every year the School Banking program launches a new savings theme and eight new exclusive School Banking reward items.

In 2019, School Banking is taking children on a Polar Savers adventure to the Ice Cave of Savings.

There are 8 new reward items for 2019 from the Polar Savers range:

Scented Stackable Highlighters

Snowy Origami Set

Icicle Slap band Ruler

Yeti Fluffy Notepad

Arctic Owl Fluffy Keyring

Scratch Art Cards

Water Skimming Bounce Ball

Polar Pencils & Pencil Toppers

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2019 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking. Banking day is Tuesday

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The Smith Family Scholarship

If you

Have a Health Care Card or Parent Pension Card

Value your child’s education and they are in Years K - 6

Have a child with good attendance (90% or more)

Then your child may be eligible.

Benefits include;

Money for School Things.

Uniforms and shoes, text books, course materials, excursions.

Education Support for children and their families.

Programs to help with children’s reading and numeracy.

Speak to: Robyn at The Smith Family or call 48212833

or contact the Principal

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Goulburn West will be running a Pokemon Club for students.

The club is for students interested in playing the Pokemon card game. There will be mentors for those new to the game.

They will meet during recess time, once or twice a week.

NO cards are to be brought in from home.

Due to some very generous donations from , and some of our Goulburn West families, the school has several decks of cards that the

club will play with.

If you have any questions about the club please contact Mrs Gooch.

www.thesmithfamily.com.au

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THE MUSIC BUS IS NOW TAKING NEW STUDENT ENROLMENTS The program is open for all students from Kindy/Prep to 6. Running weekdays at school. The Music Bus have limited availability in Singing, Keyboard, Guitar, Drum and Ukulele and so it is advised to enrol asap. The Music Bus is a wonderful music program that many of our students are already enjoying – a bril-liant and cost-effective way for students to get fun and specialist music lessons without parents having to travel all over the area after school. Cost of lessons is only $16 per week (Drums $18). If you’re interested in your child having music lessons through The Music Bus, check out their website

at www.themusicbus.com.au or call 1300 168 742

Violin lessons at Goulburn West Public School In 2019, Geoff Stewart-Richardson will be continuing the strings programme at Goulburn West Public School. Geoff is an experienced string teacher. Lessons can be provided in violin, viola or cello. Not only will students be able to learn the violin or cello (or viola), they will be able to learn music in a wide variety of styles - including contemporary music, classical, folk jazz and even rock! If you are interested in starting one of these instruments or would like more information, please get in touch with Geoff on 0432 314 376.

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Kids on Keyboards

Music Keyboard lessons for children Year 2 to 10.

$13 per week. 45 minute group lesson.

Price includes music book and CD.

Contact Keith Binns on 4821 9248 or go to

www.keyboardgoulburn.com.au

Lego/Duplo Club

Goulburn West is starting up a Lego/Duplo Club during

school time once a week.

If you have any unwanted Lego or Duplo at home we would greatly

appreciate any donations.

Further Information of time and day is yet to be finalised.