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  • Newsletter_________

    Avoca Beach Public School

    The Round Drive

    Avoca Beach NSW 2251

    T: 4382 1416 F: 4381 1431

    E: [email protected]


    Monday 23rd March, 2020

    Avoca Beach Public School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where individuals are respectful, responsible and strive for their personal best.

    Our innovative, collaborative and inclusive culture empowers and supports every learner.

    Dear Parents, Thank you to everyone for their support and understanding in this very stressful time. This certainly is a challenging period for all of us and with much uncertainty, we have been trying to keep everyone informed as information comes from the Department of Education and NSW Health. We celebrated Harmony Day last Friday. Mrs Anderson and Mrs Ayton did an amazing job putting together our whole school Harmony Day artwork. This day was also about togetherness and kindness, about sharing experience and knowledge, which was very timely in light of recent world events. Our very best chance for a happy and harmonious future comes with what our students learn together every day in our rich and diverse school communities. I commend the students and teachers at Avoca Beach for always showing tolerance and respect. Rebel Sport Another reminder that Rebel Sport’s community kickbacks program is up and running. If you sign up for a loyalty card with Rebel Sport or already have one, you can nominate Avoca Beach PS every time you make a purchase and Rebel will donate 5% of all purchases back to the school to spend in-store and provide more resources for the students at our school. Dogs on School Grounds No dogs are allowed on our school grounds. If you see someone with their dog on the grounds could you please remind them of this rule, which has been made to ensure the safety of every child. The Council rangers may be called if a dog is seen on the school grounds. Something of interest – Dogs on School Grounds: Under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87 owners of dogs must: · Be 18 years of age or over · Leash their dog when in a public place · Ensure their dog wears a collar and identification tag when in a public place · Ensure their dog does not enter a food consumption area or wild life protection area · Ensure their dog does not enter a school or child care playground and any other place declared prohibited to dogs by Council The NSW Consolidated Act pertaining to dogs’ states dogs are prohibited in some public places. Section (e) of the Act specifically refers to schools and states that this applies to dogs whether they are leashed or unleashed. The exceptions are assistance dogs that are specifically trained to assist those who are sight or hearing impaired. Ben Thomas Principal Quote of the Week “Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything”. - Lance Armstrong

    Week 9 Mon 23rd Parent/Teacher Interviews start Tue 24th Wed 25th Thu 26th Fri 27th

    Week 10 Mon 30th Tue 31st Wed 1st Thu 2nd Fri 3rd Parent/Teacher Interviews conclude

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  • 8778Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 1 Week 9 Wall of Fame This week on my wall of fame I have added some amazing artworks by Iggy and Adelphi in 5/6F. Oliver, Charlotte and Macy, from 2B have also been getting creative, showing off their drawing skills. Helena in 5/6J, produced an amazing sketch of Sir Edmund Barton. I was also very proud of Louie and Johnny from 1G. They have been working on developing their writing skills and showed me a detailed recount of their weekend.

  • 8778Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 1 Week 9 Aboriginal Garden Last week, our Aboriginal garden and cultural learning space was completed. It looks fantastic! This will also serve as a space for our students to engage in outdoor learning. Photos of the area have been included in the newsletter. A big thank you to Guest Gardens and Landscapes for their amazing work.

  • 8778Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 1 Week 9 Hygiene Further actions we can take to help manage the spread of Coronavirus include:

    1. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. 2. Sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, disposing of the tissue straight away and then washing your hands. 3. Stay home if you are unwell. SCCPSSA Zone Swimming Championships Congratulations to our talented swimmers, who represented the school at the Zone Swimming Championships. Our school performed amazingly well and won the overall pointscore, which is a fantastic achievement. A special mention to Eleanor Shervington, who was named Snr Girls Age Champion and Female Swimmer of the Meet! The following students qualified for the Sydney North Swimming Championships: Olive Morris 8yr Girls Freestyle Eda Portelli 8yr Girls Freestyle Violette Wolters 8yr Girls Freestyle Isabelle Ruzek Jnr Girls Backstroke Junior Girls Individual Medley 10yr Girls Freestyle

    Ella Parker 11yr Girls Backstroke Ciara Williams 11yr Girls Butterfly 11yr Girls Backstroke 11yr Girls Freestyle Will Tebb 11yr Boys Backstroke Arowen Smith Snr Girls Butterfly

    Eleanor Shervington Open Girls 100m Freestyle Snr Girls Breaststroke Snr Girls Backstroke Snr Girls Individual Medley 12yr Girls Freestyle Junior Girls Relay Team Junior Boys relay Team Senior Girls relay Team


    · We are celebrating differences (Abigail)

    · It reminds us about friendship and orange is the colour of communication (Luka)

    · We celebrate our different cultures (Shiloh)

    · It is a day to be happy (Archie)

  • 8778Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 1 Week 9 Congratulations to the following students who received merit certificates in the last 2 weeks.

    KJ Isabella Kelly, Toby Hall 3C Payton Arnold, Bruce Lewis

    KS Bodhi Sweetnam, Indah Forster 3S Noah Farrell, Imogen Daniell

    KT Madeline Haydon, Dylan Miller 4A Leon Haak, Grace Tamblyn

    K/1M Frankie Mumford, Phoebe McKinnon 4B Tane Rangi, Mia Jamal

    1B Jaxon Bailey, Will Stewart 5/6B

    1G Ari Jarmaine, Marie Hechter 5/6D Jasmine George, Leo Farrell

    2B Macy Lester, Asher Andrews 5/6F Avalon Pitcher, Archie Huckstepp

    2D Jacob Cohen, Violette Wolters 5/6J Monty Lowbridge, Lukas Tomlins

    2W Mackenzie Cruikshanks-Finn, Joel Peterson 5/6N Ciara Williams, Tahlia Fisher

    3/4A Olivia Schellekens, Jack Verhagen

    PBL Values Assembly Presentation

    Congratulations to the students who received PBL Values Awards at the last Values Assembly.

    KJ Pixie Graham, Mason Quieros 3C Zoe Shaw, Juon Paterson

    KS Ryder Glaser, Rosie Lamshed 3S Hamish Choba, Scarlett Russell

    KT Avalon Czura, Georgie Jones 4A Talia Tebb, Liam Hill

    K/1M Charlotte Inga, Asher Huckstepp 4B Kiki Huggett, Ace Harvey

    1B Ace Roumanous, Mia Campbell 5/6B Max Latham, Zac McKay

    1G Mia Choba, August Everitt 5/6D Lilli Daniell, Audrey Thompson

    2B Willow Ramsay 5/6F Jack Folbigg, Adelphi Preradovic-Buteux

    2D Zai Gunewardene, Abigail Armytage 5/6J Eleanor Shervington, Turner Helyard

    2W Georgia Bryant 5/6N Rafa Norris, Damara Holloway

    3/4A Grace Tague, Sienna Scott

  • 8778Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 1 Week 9 Cricket Round 1 V Kincumber PS

    Avoca Beach was too strong for Kincumber this year, winning 2/98 to 7/50. There was a great partnership between Ethan and Jacob who batted most of the innings to get the points on the board. Following that, it was a team effort with the catches taken and all the bowlers keeping the run rate down or taking wickets. Monty Lowbridge started with 2 wickets off his first over and the other memorable effort was Ethan getting 2 wickets off his first 2 balls of the day to be on a hattrick but just missed out. Well done boys on a fine effort played with excellent sportsmanship. Craig Blanch (Coach)

    PBL Week 9 Hygiene This week it is timely that our PBL focus is how to be respectful, responsible and do our personal best in the area of

    hygiene. Students will recognise the importance of treating others respectfully by politely keeping a safe distance,

    particularly during eating times. Habits such as coughing into a tissue (which is then put straight into a bin) and

    greeting with an elbow bump instead of a hug are ways students show they are taking responsibility for the health of

    themselves and others. Our school expectations require students to demonstrate their personal best by keeping

    their hands away from their faces, objects out of mouths and washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

    PBL Week 10 Uniform Next week our