Avoca Beach Public School
The Round Drive
Avoca Beach NSW 2251
T: 4382 1416 F: 4381 1431
Monday 22nd August, 2016
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.
Annual School Fair
Our annual school fair was a great success yesterday. We had great weather and a large number of people in attendance
throughout the day. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the fete co ordinator Fi Currie and the P & C
President Jackie Concar who did a wonderful job in organising the day. A big thank you also to all members of the fete
committee who put in countless hours in ensuring that the day was a success.
Thanks also to:
The Stall co ordinators
Parents who worked on the stalls
All community members who attended
Families who sold raffle tickets and donated items
Everyone who assisted with setting up and packing up the stalls
The teaching staff who assisted with the organisation of the stalls
The fair was a wonderful example of the community working together for the benefit of our school.
Southern Central Coast PSSA Zone Athletics Carnival
Today we had fifty of our students representing the school at the Southern Central Coast PSSA Zone Athletics Carnival at
Mingara. We will have a report on their achievements in next week’s newsletter.
This Wednesday the SRC will be holding the school discos entry is $3.00.
K-2 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Stage 2 5.30pm – 6.15pm
Stage 3 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Also on Wednesday night we will be holding two parent information sessions on cybersafety and coding at 4.30pm and 5.30pm
Details are in Mr Graham’s report.
Week 6 Term 3
Zone PSSA Athletics
Sporting Schools - Basketball
Sporting Schools - Rugby Union
Yr 1 Reptile Park Excursion
Depart 9.30am & Return 3.00pm
Cybersafety & Coding Info Session
K-2 Athletics Carnival 10.10am-1.10pm
Picnic morning tea 10.50-11.10
Book Week Parade - 10.00am
Week 7 Term 3
Stage 2 Camp Morisset - 9am depart
Kindergarten 2017 Information Night
Stage 2 Camp Morisset - 3pm return
Sept Father’s Day Stall
Zone Public Speaking Finals
Kinder Father’s Day Assembly 9am
Father’s Day Breakfast 8am
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Australian Reptile Park Excursion
Tomorrow our Year 1 students will be travelling to the Australian Reptile Park. I am sure that they will have an enjoyable day and
be great representatives of our school.
Last Thursday our boys and girls touch football teams played in the first rounds of their NSW PSSA Knockouts. Both teams played
against Copacabana Public School in the first rounds. A report on the games will be in next week’s newsletter. A big thank you to
Mrs Alarca and Mrs Hartley for training the teams and thanks to the parents who assisted with transport and supported the
teams on the day.
K-2 Athletics Carnival
Our K-2 Athletics Carnival will be held this Thursday. The carnival will start at 10.15 am and run through to lunchtime.
All parents are invited to come along and join in the fun and watch the students compete.
Kincumber High School Visit
This Friday students from Kincumber High School will be visiting our school with their travelling road show. The school
showcases the activities available to the students at Kincumber H.S. The show begins at 11.15am.
P & C Father’s Day Stall
A reminder that the P & C Father’s Day Stall will be held next Wednesday 31
August and there will also be a Father’s Day
breakfast on Friday 2
September starting at 8.00am at no cost. This is followed by the Kindergarten Father’s Day Assembly at
Camp Toukley Overnight Excursion
Our Year 4 students head off to their overnight camp at Toukley next Monday 29
August. All notes and payment should have
now been returned.
The next meeting of the Tjudibaring AECG will be held here at Avoca Beach PS on Wednesday 24
August in the Library. The meeting commences at 5.30pm for Aboriginal members followed by
6pm for the general meeting. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are encouraged to
join the AECG and play an active part in their child’s education.
Also this week all Aboriginal students will also be involved in an opportunity with their class
teacher to review their Personalised Learning Pathway (PLP) and celebrating their success and
planning for the remainder of the 2016 school year.
Cybersafety and Coding Information Session
At Avoca Beach Public School students are involved in explicit lessons understanding
how to be a digital citizen and developing skills in computer coding. As part of our
commitment to genuine community involvement we will be running sessions providing
parents with an understanding of and practical strategies in cybersafety and to develop
A reminder that the SRC Disco will be held on the same night. The information session
will run for 45mins with two session times to choose from:
4.30pm Wednesday 24 August (to coincide with the K-2 disco from 4:30-5:15pm)
5:30pm Wednesday 24 August (may suit parents with children attending the Stage 2
disco from 5:30-6:15pm or the Stage 3 disco from 6:30-7:15pm)
If you would like to attend please apply online through school interviews.com.au using
the code word swqdg
Health and Safety
A reminder to parents that it is Department of Education Policy to show registration papers and your
licence to the office before transporting students in private vehicles. This information is critical to ensure
the safety of all students. We appreciate parent understanding in supporting this process.
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Anti Bullying Review (repeat)
Students at Avoca Beach Public School learning in a safe, secure environment
where they are supported to achieve their personal best. As part of the
school’s regular evaluations we are asking for parent input into anti bullying
strategies and updating school based procedures in line with the Department
of Education’s Wellbeing Framework. Every 3 years each public school must
review its Anti Bullying Action Plan. Part of this process involves collaborative
consultation with students, staff and the parent community.
The process so far has included:
Staff analysed the National Safe Schools Framework and compared
our school based understanding of bullying with national agreed standards
Staff also complied a rigorous survey for the parent community
Students were involved in a mini lesson with the Principal or Deputy Principal outlining what bullying is and any
experiences in the last 12 months.
The P&C have been consulted regarding the process and how input will be sought from the parent community.
Parents are encouraged to complete the online survey and also requested that should they have any concerns regarding their
child’s wellbeing that they make an appointment to speak with relevant staff.
During the recent Tell them from me Student Survey a significant smaller percentage of students in Year 4-6 had indicated they
had been bullied compared to the state average. No more than 12% of students in Year 1 -2 had indicated they had been allied
in the last 12 months during the individual survey conducted by the deputy principal.
Prior to completing the survey parents are asked to consider the definition of bullying.
Bullying is repeated verbal, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an
individual or group towards one or more people. Conflict between equals or single incidents are not defined as bullying.
Bullying can involve a number of different behaviours including physical, verbal, social/emotional or cyberbullying.
The link will remain active for 2 weeks and the anonymous survey can be found on our school website as well as by following the
Last week students enjoyed a musical performance from Musica Viva.
Congratulations to Kevin in 5/6J for his descriptive and interesting recount of Romeo and Juliet.
Well done Kevin!
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
This week as a reminder all classes will be involved in lessons about borrowing resources and using technol