17th May 2012 (Read-Only)
What’s Cool at School
TERM 2- 2012
17TH MAY 2012
From the Principal’s Desk
27‐35 Hope Street WARIALDA 2402 Ph: 6729 1131 Fax: 6729 1190 Email: warialda‐
[email protected] School Banking Details: BSB No: 032‐001 Account No: 156396 Name: Warialda Public School Ref: Students name SPECIAL POINTS OF
As this is National Volunteers Week I would like to thank all those parent
helpers that assist in our school to support student programs. The main
organisation which supports our school is the P & C Association. Their
guidance and funding assistance are essential for the smooth running of our
school and the donation of time by members is greatly appreciated.
We have parents who regularly listen to students read. A big thank you to;
Chris Lamb, Elizabeth Dempsey, Wendy Mayne, Jacque Hall, Teresa Hall,
Amy McIntosh, Mandy Curtis, Bec Parker and Kate La Fontaine.
We have parents who regularly help in our canteen under the guidance of Mrs
Sue Smith and many parents help with transport on excursions and sporting
events. At our recent school cross country I had more helpers than jobs.
The assistance of volunteers greatly enhances the learning opportunities of our
students and I thank all our volunteers for this.
Students return from Lake Ainsworth
Students travelled to Lennox Head last week. On arrival at Lake Ainsworth
they set up their cabins, played ‘Golden Orb’ in the new stadium, celebrated
Bailey Turner’s birthday and then settled into bed for the night. Every morning
students went on a beach walk, followed by breakfast and daily activities. The
daily activities included: sailing, canoeing, snorkelling, biking riding, archery,
rock climbing and low ropes. Students particularly enjoyed archery and water
activities. Each night students participated in organised activities including:
Golden Orb, County Fair, Mini Olympics and social skills activities.
The weather was fantastic all week. Miss Cole and Mr Porter commented on
the excellent student behaviour and the fact that all students had a go at all
activities. Miss Cole said it was a joy and pleasure to take these students
NAPLAN testing this week
Students in Year 3 and Year 5 have been sitting NAPLAN tests this week. All
tests will be completed today. Students were tested in writing, spelling, reading
Our cross country team of 30 students will travel to Tingha next Friday with Mrs
Hancock and Miss Wendt. The Open Primary netball team will play Moree
East Public School in round 1 of the PSSA knockout competition next
Wednesday at 11.00am. We have entered three teams in the Year 3/4
‘Captains Cup’ 7-a-side league and league tag to be held in Moree on
Thursday 31st May. Open Primary league and netball and 3/4 soccer teams
have been entered in the Bingara carnival on Friday 1st June and one boys and
one girls teams (Yrs 5/6) have been entered in the ‘Phil Bailey’ 7-a-side league
and league tag carnival which will be held at Ashford on 12th June.
Mother’s Day Raffle
A mother’s day raffle was drawn on Friday. Prizes were won by Sarah Clark
and Cheyenne Flor. The beautifully handcrafted prizes were donated by
Makayla Brice’s grandmother, Mrs Madeline Butterfield. This donation was
greatly appreciated by our school.
DATES TO REMEMBER...
Tuesday 22nd May
Friday 1st June
Wednesday 6th June
Monday 18th June
Tuesday 19th June
Tuesday 31st July
Tuesday 14th August
Friday 17th August
ICAS Computer Test
2nd instalment for Coffs Harbour due
ICAS Science Test
ICAS Writing Test
ICAS Spelling Test
ICAS English Test
ICAS Maths Test
Final payment for Coffs Harbour due
If you would like to receive the newsletter electronically each week, please send
an email to: [email protected]
If you have had any problems receiving the newsletter via email please let the
office know as we have had a few problems with our emails.
Term 2—Week 5
Monday 21st May
Tuesday 22nd May (lunch only)
Wednesday 23rd May (lunch only)
Thursday 24th May
Friday 25th May
Teresa Hall & Kirsty Lane
Tuesday 22nd M ay
Chicken & Gravy Roll
Chocolate or Strawberry Milkshake
Wednesday 23rd May
Juice popper or 300ml water
There still seems to be some confusion regarding lunches on Tuesday and
Wednesday. The items listed above are the only items that students can
purchase on these days. Please ensure that all orders are in a lunch order
bag and the correct money is enclosed.
Coffs Harbour Year 3/4 Excursion
Monday 17th September to Wednesday 19th September 2012
Medical notes were sent home again last week with students that have
not returned one. If your child is not going on the excursion, could
you please let the office know as we have to book numbers for this
Please note that a deposit of $80.00 should also have been paid by
Thursday 5th April 2012, if you haven’t paid it could you please pay asap
to secure your child a spot.
Lost & Found
A brand new size 8 school jumper has been lost this week. Please check your child's
jumper and contact the office if you believe your child has the wrong jumper .
Junior netball started
last Thursday 10th May
2012 at the Warialda
Public School grounds.
Anyone interested in casual cleaning at
the Public School, please contact the
front office on 6729 1131 and leave
your name, address and contact
number. (A police check will be
Cost: $20.00 per child
Available for all kids in Kindy to Year 6
For more information contact Teresa
on 0427 001144
9:00am to 11:05am
Assembly / morning session
11:05am to 11:27am
11:27am to 11:50am
Second lunch (play time)
11:50am to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:05pm
Assembly / dismissal
The next P & C Meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd May, at 5:00pm in the
Change of Lunch hour and Canteen arrangements
Mr Hancock will be discussing ‘Empowering Local schools National Partnership’ funding
Looking for young performers to take to the STARZ!
The NECOM Inverell campus is searching for energetic and enthusiastic students wanting
to sing up a storm to join STARZ, the first show choir in regional NSW.
STARZ begins Thursday 31 May from 4-5:15 pm at the Inverell campus, 79 Moore Street.
Soprano and Musical Director Ruth Strutt will lead the choir with local talents Miranda
McHattan and Stephanie Marshall supporting with accompaniment and movement.
STARZ is open to all students in Years 3-11 - no experience is necessary but loads of
enthusiasm to get up on stage, sing, perform and have fun.
Enrolment forms and information about course dates, fees and bursaries are available
through the Inverell NECOM campus coordinator Michèle Jedlicka, Tel: 6722 2023
[email protected] Call Michèle now and become part of the first STARZ Show Choir.