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T4 WK7
 18 November 2014 Wk 7 Term 4 WEDNESDAY IS
BANKING DAY
COMING EVENTS
Wednesday 19 November
5/6W CARES program
Friday 21 November
Kinder Public Speaking
finals 2.15 pm
Twilight Markets 5-8pm
Wednesday 26 November
P & C AGM
Monday 1 December
AASCP last Monday
Tuesday 2 December
Narara Valley HS band
1.35 pm
Wednesday 3 December
Lisarow H.S. Orientation
Day
Thursday 4 December
AASCP Last day
THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY
KB
ASSEMBLY
Principal’s Report
This week our Stage 3 students are travelling to the CARES facility at
Palmdale to learn about bicycle and road safety, 5/6A and 5/6T attended
today whilst 5/6W attend tomorrow.
Our fifth and final Kinderschool session will be held this Friday morning.
Thank you to Kim Knight our canteen supervisor and our two scripture
coordinators for taking the time to speak to the parents last week. Thanks
also to the ladies in the canteen for providing morning tea last week.
Our P&C organised Twilight Markets will be held this Friday evening from
5.00 pm—8.00 pm. There are over 50 stalls so come along and have a
look. The P&C are providing a variety of food stalls. If you are able to
assist for even an hour please let the office know. If you are attending
please don’t use the parents car park as we would like to leave spaces for
passing traffic. Could I suggest either walking or park in Fagans Road.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbours.
The P&C AGM will be held next Wednesday 26th November. The
meeting begins at 7.30 pm and will be held in the staff room. All parents
and community members are invited to attend.
There has been some discussion over the last week on the parent’s
Facebook page about the relative merits of online school newsletters as
opposed to paper copies. Parents who prefer a paper copy are able to
request that they receive one each week. Our goal is for all families to be
able to access the information included in our newsletter. I am aware that a
link to the newsletter is now available through the Facebook page.
Our parent satisfaction survey closes tomorrow. If you haven’t
completed it yet please take 5 minutes to go online and do so. The survey
can be found at http://bit.do/satisfactionsurvey Thank you to those parents
who have taken the time to complete the survey. We have had 63
responses so far.
Last week Mr Ben Surwald, the head teacher Science at Lisarow High
School visited our school to conduct Science lessons with each of our
Stage 3 classes. This was a follow up to our visit to the high school the
previous week. I would like to thank Ben for taking the time to work with
our students and promote the Science area of the curriculum.
This Friday the Yr 7 Year Advisor for next year, Jessie Heighington, along
with some Yr 7 students will be visiting our school to provide the Yr 6
students with some transition activities.
Both of these activities are part of the extensive transition program that is
conducted for our students as they transition to Lisarow High School.
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Congratulations to the following Yr 5 students who have been nominated by their peers to stand for
election as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Annabelle Pagden, Aidan Campbell, Emily
Crellin, Zane Mead, Ben House, Emily Bates, Joel Halaevalu, Bonnie Hampson, Jessie Yeo and Bridget
Wall. They will give their election speeches to students in Yrs 2-5 on Wednesday 3rd December at
1.40 pm. Good luck to all the candidates.
We are currently recruiting any new members of the band in preparation for next year, especially any
Year 2 students who trialled the instruments last week in class. Please see Mrs Jeanpierre if you are
interested in joining our school band.
I had another meeting with the YMCA supervisors last week and they indicated that they were optimistic
that they would be able to provide Before School Care at our school from the beginning of next year.
They have to gain approval from the board and are hopeful this will happen in the next two weeks. I will
update parents via a note once a decision is made.
Ross Hallaways
Principal
PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS
Zane Bowmaker, Grace Nicholson, Zach Andrews, Lilly Lafrentz, Elleesa Collier, Amber Davies, James
Sullivan, Nelson Hamlin, Emily Hoffmann.
MERIT AND STAR AWARDS
Jaylee Carkery, Zoe Clarke, Luke Tyson-Davies, Serena Dyer, Aaliyah Phillips, Corrigan Page,
Georgia McPherson, Jeremy Curtis, Harrison Hudson, Tara Heuston, Jessica Hughes, Annika LanhamCraine, Emily Bates, Shannon Dyer, Paige Alexander, Jessica Yeo, Tamasin Curtis, Zane Mead, Carly
Camilleri, Annabelle Pagden, Ella Tyson-Davies.
COOPERATION AWARDS
Jackson McGregor, Jack Sonnberg, Emily Crellin.
SCHOOL CITIZENSHIP AWARD
Alisha Bates.
Congratulations to Ross Hallaways.
Mr Hallaways has been awarded a Life Membership from the NSW Primary Schools Sports
Association. He has held many positions over the years commencing with his involvement as a school
sport knockout team coach in the Liverpool region. His other positions included, President of Horsley
Zone PSSA, Woy Woy Zone Swimming Convener. At Regional level he was Sydney South West
Regional Vice President for five years, Regional Swimming Convener and Regional Swim Team
Manager.
Ross has been a delegate to the Sydney North PSSA and an official at regional carnivals in numerous
sports. His commitment to the sport of swimming has continued. He was the NSWPSSA Swimming
Convener from 2000-2009. His contribution to swimming has been immense. He was a Manager of
NSWPSSA Swimming teams, NSW Swim Team Manager at Pacific School Games over a period of 20
years, NSWPSSA rep on the organising committee for the 2000 Pacific School Games Swimming
Championships and Championship Manager at School Sport Australia Swimming. He is also a
recipient of the NSWPSSA Service Award and a School Sport Australia Service Award. He is currently
Vice President on the Executive of the NSWPSSA.
His outstanding contributions are acknowledged with the Life Membership nomination he has been
presented with. A truly prestigious and well-earned award.
LISAROW LOONEY TUNES BAND NEWS
Lessons are as usual this week. Flute on Wednesdays. All other instruments on Friday. We are planning
2 more performances this term. Our next one will be this Friday at the Twilight Markets. Band members
are asked to be at school at 5.15pm. Please encourage your friends to join our fabulous school band.
Musically yours,
Dianna Jeanpierre
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TWILIGHT MARKETS
The 4th Twilight Markets will be held on Friday 21st November. As this is a P&C fundraiser I would like
to reach out to any parents or community members who can assist either in the canteen or on the BBQ
on the night. If you would love to help, you can contact me by leaving your name and number at the
office or alternatively you could call me on 0411244168. If you have a preference on working either the
canteen or BBQ let me know and I will work with Lyn to put a timetable together.
I am hoping if we have enough volunteers, that we can allow people working both of these stalls to
have time out to enjoy the markets, so if you can give 30mins it would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Renee Hodge P&C President
LISAROW PUBLIC SCHOOL
VALUES
DEMOCRACY
Accepting and promoting the rights,
freedoms and responsibilities of being an
Australian citizen
ARE YOU A VOLUNTARY HELPER?
On Tuesday 9th December at 11.20—
12.30 pm the staff are hosting a morning to
say ‘THANK YOU’ to all parents, grandparents and community members who have
helped us in so many ways throughout
2014.
Everyone is appreciative of the help given
by so many and we hope that every one of
you can attend on this day in the
school hall.
3 UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
TUESDAY 2.30—3.15
THURSDAY 8.30—9.15
SCHOOL HATS AVAILABLE FROM
THE OFFICE
BROAD BRIM $8.00 CAPS $6.00
Order online on
flexischools.com.au
BOOKCLUB
ISSUE 8 brochures went
our last week
orderS NEED TO BE IN TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE NO
LATER THAN
MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
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GIVE A GIFT OF CHRISTMAS CHEER THIS YEAR!
This Christmas we invite you to donate a gift to Coast Shelter to be
distributed to those in need. Coast Shelter is a not for profit organisation
providing accommodation and support services to homeless persons on
the Central Coast since 1992. Coast Shelter consists of six refuges, a
transitional accommodation program, a Brokerage service and a
Community Centre, which provides free meals and practical assistance
to help people avoid homelessness.
The Community Centre is open every day to anyone needing assistance, providing free meals,
assessment, referral and support to help homeless, vulnerable, financially disadvantaged and socially
isolated community members.
On Christmas day Coast Shelter will open its doors to the community from 11 am till 2 pm. Their hope
is to provide all who attend with a special day filled with festive food and cheer and a hamper filled with
lots of goodies and gifts.
We invite you to partner with Coast Shelter by bringing an unwrapped gift or hamper donation to be
placed under our Lisarow Public School Christmas tree in the school office from Monday December 1st
till Wednesday December 10th. Please refer to the information provided below for gift and hamper
suggestions.
HAMPER SUGGESTIONS
Tinned baby food
Baby Formula
Biscuits
Cake mix
Cereal
Dried fruit
Tinned fruit
Gravy
Long-life juice
Long-life milk
Tinned meat
Muesli bars
Packet soup
Pasta
Tinned pasta sauce
Rice
Tinned vegetables
Instant coffee
Tea
Sugar
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TALKABILITY
[The Hanen Program]
‘Talkability’ is a parent training program, designed specifically for families who have a
verbal child who is on the Autism Spectrum.
It is an internationally recognised, evidencebased program that provides parents with
practical tools to develop their child’s social
communication skills.
14 session program runs over 4 months,
fully funded by Dept of Ageing Disability and
Home Care and free to attend.
Orientation: 29th January 2015
9.30 am—11.30 am
Gosford Leagues Club
Dane Drive, Gosford
Enquiries to Corina Hassett
0409 923814
Website: http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/
content/events-and-workshops
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RED 8 PLY WOOL NEEDED
5000 POPPIES—ANZAC CENTENARY
Next year Australia will commemorate the ANZAC centenary marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
Many activities are planned and Lisarow PS is
using the ‘5000 Poppies Project’ as a stimulus
for our own community commemoration.
To commence our project we need donations
of red 8 ply wool. Once the wool is collected
we will start making poppies. Parents and
community members can knit and/or crochet
the poppies. Patterns will be provided. It is
also hoped that each student will also make a
poppy to add to our final display in 2015.
Thank you in anticipation of your
support of this Lisarow PS community activity.
Lorraine Watson
Coordinator
KINDERGARTEN 2015
Anyone who has children or neighbours and
friends with children who are looking to enrol
for 2015 can do so at the school office.
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