From the Principal`s Desk - Kurrajong East Public School



From the Principal`s Desk - Kurrajong East Public School
Kurrajong East Public School
891 East Kurrajong Road
Phone: (02)4576 3321
Fax: (02)4576 3579
email: [email protected]
Number 6
11 April 2013
K/1 – Tiffany, Dylan
Charlotte, Hayley
1/2 – Anthony, Mikaela
3/4 – Will, Tia, Tom
Cameron, Brooklyn
5/6 – Isabella, Daniel M
Paula, Elizabeth
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From the Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents and caregivers
Term 1 is over and what a busy term it has been.
Kindergarten has settled in amazingly well and are loving working with their Yr 6
buddies. This will continue throughout the year and we will be focusing on building
positive relationships amongst our students as well as supporting learning in the early
While we have had a demountable classroom removed this term, we have had some
good news. A new building will be added to our school. The plans for our new toilet
block have been submitted to council and we are eagerly awaiting details regarding a
starting date for construction.
Student Success
- 16 students have been selected to have their artworks entered into the Hawkesbury
Show this year.
- 22 students competed at the Small Schools Basketball Gala Day, with 4 making the
combined Small Schools Team. We came second in our pool with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1
loss. We were knocked out in the semi finals but all students involved in the Basketball
Gala days have done Kurrajong East PS proud.
- 20 students competed in the Small Schools Swimming Carnival with Daniel L being
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named Small Schools Senior Champion. 5 students made it to the District Swimming
- Jack D has been successful in making the NSW Polocrosse team.
- Ike W has been selected for the District Rugby League team.
- Our School Leaders attended a regional leadership camp where they had the
opportunity to further develop their leadership skills in public speaking, as well as having
the opportunity to conquer their fears on the high ropes course.
Upcoming events
In term 2, all students from K-6 will be involved in the AFL Auskick program. It's is a free
program and will, for 6 weeks, make up a component of our Friday school sport
program. If you have not already done so, could you please return the permission note
attached to this newsletter. If your son or daughter is not participating, could you please
contact your child's teacher as soon as possible.
As part of our school dance program, Miss Elise will be running K-2 dance sessions on
Mondays. We hope all children have the opportunity to participate and have kept costs
low to support this.
Farewell Mrs Tchadovitch
For 6 years Vera Tchadovitch has been a much loved member of our school. Her care
for the students, staff and the Kurrajong East community has been very much
appreciated over this time. She has been appointed to Maraylya PS starting in term 2.
While Mrs Rowe is taking leave during the first 3 weeks of next term, Vera will be filling
in. Please take this opportunity to pass on your thanks for all of her hard work over her
time with us, and wish her good luck at her new school.
On behalf of the staff and students at Kurrajong East PS, we wish her all the best.
Staff Development Days Term 2
Teachers will return to work on the 29th of April and have 2 days of professional
development. On Monday 29th, we will be trained in Senior First Aid, and the
management of anaphylaxis and asthma. On Tuesday 30th, we will be attending
training on the new English curriculum at Glossodia PS.
Students will return to school on Wednesday 1st May.
Christopher Herbert
Term 1
Friday April 12
Last Day Term 1
ANZAC Day Service 9.30am
Term 2
Monday April 29
Staff Development Day
Tuesday April 30
Staff Development Day
Wednesday May 1
Students return for Term 2
Monday May 6
K-2 Dance program (7 week program)
Friday May 10
K-6 AFL program (6 week program)
Tuesday May 21
ICAS Computer
Wednesday June 5
ICAS Science
Monday June 10
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday June 14
Final K-6 AFL program
Tuesday June 18
ICAS Spelling
Friday June 21
Assembly K-2 Dance Performance
Monday June 24
Final K-2 Dance program
High Bounce Handballs
These popular High Bounce Handballs are lightweight and
perfect for fun in the playground while supporting
Stewart House at the same time!
Available now from the school office
$3 each
Congratulations to the following students
who have had their art work selected to
be entered into the Hawkesbury Show to
be held on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th
and Sunday 21st April 2013:
Michael, Elissa, Billy, Ella
Mikaela, Jacinta, Shaylee, Noah P
Georgia P, Breanna, Bianca, Lachlan P
Teneille, Taylor, Daniel L, Rachael
As part of our Easter activities on
Thursday 28th March students
participated in tabloid sports from 11.30
to 1.00pm, then enjoyed a picnic lunch
with their parents with the Easter Hat
Parade commencing at 2.00pm. Here
are some photos from the day.
When Mr Narbonne came to school he
showed us some very old fossils. I liked
the tree fossil the best.
By Felix K/1
I liked it when we got to touch the fossils
and then we made fossils out of
By Ella H K/1
Chantel’s mum and dad showed us
By Elissa K/1
I made a fossil print from playdough.
By Billy K/1
I liked touching the fossils. We made
playdough fossils. I made a shell fossil.
By Ella B K/1
I like looking at fossils. Mrs Greentree
brought them in
By Hayley K/1
The fossils were interesting. Some were
big and some were small.
By Liesel K/1
I liked looking at the very old fossils. I
made a playdough print of a shell. Mr
Narbonne is a palaeontologist.
By Kaylan K/1
We made fossil prints with Mrs
By Brendon J K/1
P&C Mother's
Day Raffle.
The canteen roster for the first fortnight in
Term 2 is as follows:
Help wanted
A big thankyou to
all parents who
have donated items
for our Mother’s
Day Hamper. If you
have anything to
donate please leave
it in the box at the
Raffle books need to be returned to the
office by the 7th May. Additional books
of tickets can be obtained from Mrs
The raffle will be drawn on Thursday
May 9th.
Mother’s Day Stall
The P & C Association will be holding a
Mother’s day stall on Wednesday 8th
Gifts available from $1.00
to $10.00. 2nd chance
purchases at recess,
lay-bys available.
Thank you for your involvement.
P&C Committee
If you can help on the day or with
wrapping, please contact Olivia or Jo,
or the office.
Silent Auction
Later this year the P&C are planning to
hold a ‘Silent Auction’ as a fundraising
activity. This is where various items
will be on display and bids will be
written down, placed in a box and the
highest bid will win the auction. It is
hoped that a number of unique items
can be placed on the auction. If you, or
someone you know, are able to create
an item (painting, jewellery, pottery,
woodturning etc.) and donate it for our
auction now is the time to start
planning. More details to follow later
in the year.
P&C Committee
This week completes the Term 1 Active
After School Communities program.
The BMX with Luke finished in week 9
with the Equestrian finishing on Monday.
Equestrian finished off with children
learning how to mount and dismount a
Tegan and Mr Herbert gave
demonstrations to the Kinder Year 1 class
on a few vaulting techniques.

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