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Bush Telegraph T2W2 - Blakehurst Public School
Bush
Telegraph
Blakehurst Public School Weekly News
A Caring Community School
Blakehurst Public School, Dewrang Street, Carss Park, NSW 2221 Tel: 9546 1555 Fax: 9547 1796
E-mail: [email protected] Website: blakehurst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Dear Parents,
After a somewhat difficult start to the term, its full
steam ahead with the ‘stuff’ that happens each day.
This term sees NAPLAN testing next week, school
reports and both athletics and cross-country
carnivals. As mentioned last week, students should
be wearing winter uniform for the next two terms.
Vale, Mrs Tsattalios
It was a fitting tribute to an outstanding teaching
career and acknowledgement of the high regard in
which she was held, that the funeral of Mrs
Tsattalios, held last Thursday, was packed with
teachers, parents, students and friends both former
and current. It meant a lot to her family to have such
support during such a time. May she rest in peace.
Term 2, Week 2
nd
2 May, 2016
NAPLAN provides parents, students and teachers
with valuable ‘point in time’ information on learning
and may influence the level of funding support the
school receives from the Australian government.
Cross Country
Our cross country will be held at Todd Park
tomorrow. Students in Year 3 – 6 should wear sports
uniform and appropriate shoes. Hats and a water
bottle should be used.
Kindergarten enrolments
It’s approaching that time of year – enrolling for
Kindergarten. If you or a neighbour have a child
turning 5 before the 31st July 2017, they are eligible
to enrol. Please contact the school office or website
for an enrolment form.
A belated Happy Easter
With everything that was happening last week, I
neglected to wish all our Orthodox Christian
community a very happy Easter, which was
celebrated over the weekend. I trust the time was
joyfully spent with family and friends
Congratulations to the following students who
received green Good Conduct awards recently:
Talia A, Claire B, Arabella B, Penny C, Erika G, Enerel I,
Mila K, Ava P, Marina P, Angelina P, Kelera S, Abdul D,
Cristian K, Michael M, James S, Jeffery S, Harrison T,
Jackson T, Claudia K, Willard F, Isabella B, Sarah Y,
Terry P.
My best wishes for the week ahead.
Michael Laing
Principal
K-2 SCHOOL PEACEMAKER
The student who has been keeping the peace and
making our school a kinder and friendlier place is...
NAPLAN
The national testing in literacy and numeracy for
students in Years 3 and 5 commences next Tuesday
and continues until Thursday. Students should be at
school at their usual time.
Baden G
CONGRATULATIONS!
PSSA SPORT
Soccer
Seniors vs Brighton Le Sands
Juniors vs Brighton Le Sands
Netball
Senior A vs Carlton South
Senior B vs Hursville
Junior A vs Carlton South
Junior B vs Hurstville
Bush Care News…
Won
Lost
Won
Lost
Lost
Lost
Junior Soccer vs Brighton Le Sands
It was a fantastic start to the season for the Junior
Soccer Team and even though we came away with a
loss there was some great soccer played. A slight
misunderstanding meant that we were left with a few
too many players; however everyone happily waited
their turn and eventually got a run. As it was our first
game together, it was a great opportunity for
everyone to find their feet, learn about their team
mates and have a bit of fun. There was a massive
improvement throughout the game with a late
comeback in the second half and no goals conceded!
Well done to all the boys and girls. I cannot wait to
see how much we improve and grow this season.
Senior Soccer vs Brighton Le Sands
It was a very one sided match against a depleted
Brighton Le Sands team. The boys showed great team
work and sportsmanship throughout the whole
game. Alex had an easy time in goals this week with
the back line of Montell, Jordon, Harlym, Malek,
Matej and Ali letting through very few balls and the
ones that did slip through were cleared up without a
fuss. Christian and Christopher were scoring
machines and were well supported by Bailey, Jesse
and Jack who didn’t stop running for the whole
match. Tommy and Adrian played hard as strikers.
What a great start to the season! Keep up the good
work.
Miss Hamer
DIARY
Term 2
3/5
Cross Country Yrs 3-6 – new date
10-12/5 NAPLAN
17/5 Zone Cross Country
7/6
Group Photos (PSSA etc)
30/6 Athletics Carnival K-6
1/7
Last day Term 2
Term 3
18/7 Staff Development Day
19/7 Students return
23/9 Last day Term 3
This little lizard was found at the southern end of the
school car park on a very warm April day. However
Bluey was very still and did not run for cover, sadly
this behaviour is often the demise of our Blue Tongue
Lizards.
The lizard has its head under the blue flower of
Commelina cyanea or Scurvy Weed as the leaves
were eaten by the first white settlers in Australia to
alleviate scurvy from lack of vitamin C.
The lizard was approximately 16cm long. It is good to
see that the Blue Tongue Lizards are breeding
somewhere nearby.
For more details search for:
http://www.backyardbuddies.net.au/reptiles/lizards/
blue-tongued-lizard
Heather Stolle
Blakehurst Public School Bushcare volunteer.
Book Club
Issue 3 due: 11th May, 2016
Mr W’s Word Challenge -this week’s challenge
Qu
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Write down as many 3 or more letter
words as possible from the above
letters. The letters used must be
adjoining in the order used.
No proper nouns or foreign words
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Last week’s challenge
P
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Answers
Cent, cite, dice, dicer, (2), dicers (3), dices (2), din,
dine, diner (2), diners (3), dines (2), dirt, ditto (2),
ditty (2), ice, ices, interior (5), into, intro (2), lend,
let, lent, lest, men, mend, merit (2), merits (3),
met, metro, nest, net, nett, netts (2), nice, nicer
(2), nit, nits, nitty (2), otter (2), otters (3), point (2),
porn, port, pot, pots, potter (2), potters (3), potty
(2), potties (4), price (2), prince (3), princes (4), print
(2), printer (4), printers (5), pro, protein (4), protest
(4), recind (3), rend, rent, rest, retro (2), rice, rid,
rind, riot, rite, rot, rote, rotten (2), send, sent, sin,
since (2), sine, sir, sit, site, sitter, stint, stop, sty, ten,
tend, term, test, tie, tier, tiers (2), ties, tin, tine,
tint, tire, tires (2), tit, tits, top, torn, tort, tot, tote,
tots, trot, trots (2), yin.
Mother’s Day
BPS Mother’s Day Stall
Friday 6th May
The flexischools system (www.flexischools.com.au) is
accepting pre-payments for Mother’s day gifts. Gifts
will sell for $5, $10 and $15. Cash payments will also
be accepted on the day. Please remember to supply
your child with a gift/carry bag for them to safely
bring their chosen items home.
Wishing all mother’s a wonderful Mother’s day 2016.
Thank you for your support.
BPS P&C Fundraising Team
OPENING HOURS Mondays 9am to 10am
Orders can be made via www.flexischools.com.au
: [email protected]
Canteen Roster Term 2 Week 2
Monday 2nd May
<vacancy>
Hiroka, Carla, Tracy
Wednesday 4th May
Friday 6th May
Jennifer, Tracy
Canteen Roster Term 2 Week 3
Monday 9th May
Christine P
th
Wednesday 11 May
Hiroka, Tracy
Friday 13th May
Stella, Katie, Tracy
Canteen Coordinator: Angela Morfitis 0400 736 186
Orders via www.flexischools.com.au
: [email protected]