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File - Helensburgh Public School
Helensburgh Highlights
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
I hope everyone had a restful and safe Easter break. I
know that many families travelled outside the area to
experience the beauty of our natural environment. Many
students I am sure will return to school with stories of their
long weekend adventures.
PRINCIPAL'S AWARD WINNERS AFTERNOON TEA
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the
Principal Awardees for Term 1. These students have been
nominated by their class teachers for excellent application
to their studies and an attitude to school that should be an
example to their fellow students. It is my pleasure to treat
these students to a special Afternoon Tea in the Library on
Wednesday 30 March at Recess. They will be presented
with their award during our K-6 Assembly on Thursday.
EASTER HAT PARADE
Last Thursday 24 March our school held its annual Easter
Hat Parade. Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 paraded
in the beautifully designed and unique ensemble of Easter
bonnets. It was a great morning attended by parents,
grandparents, family and friends. I know our students love
to see their parents at school and this event provided an
opportunity for everyone to have fun and display some
very creative flair. I was impressed with the interesting art
and craft display by primary students in the Library. This
year students paraded around our exercise track so that
their brothers and sisters in the primary would get a great
look at the many interesting hats. I would also like to thank
the Kindergarten parents who supplied the Easter eggs for
the P & C raffles.
HAPPY HOLIDAY
Having just returned from an Easter break it appears
strange to wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday break.
It has been a very fruitful Term 1 with students and
teachers working hard to meet personal learning goals and
to take our school to new heights. Students return for Term
2 on Wednesday 27 April 2016.
Thanking you for your support.
Chris Connor
Principal
School Opal Cards
To report a lost, stolen or damaged School Opal card,
customers should phone 131 500 or visit transportnsw.info/
school-students
Year 6 Shirts
Mrs Gersback has three size M 2016 Year 6 panel polo
shirts for sale. They are $34.00 each. Please contact Mrs
Gersback if you are interested in purchasing them.
SRC News
The members of the SRC will participate in a morning of
training at school on Thursday 31st March. All
representatives, reserves, prefects and captains will attend.
You will have to bring your SRC folder, good listening and
communication skills, creativity and some great ideas. As
this is only a half-day training, school uniform is to be worn
and bring your lunch and recess.
SCHOOL ANZAC CEREMONY
Helensburgh Public School will be holding its annual ANZAC
ceremony on Wednesday 27 April commencing at 12:00
noon. All parents and community members are warmly
welcome to attend and pay their respects to those who
have served their country in all theatres of conflict.
Our new SRC will
• get to know each other
• decide on how we want to work together
• set some key goals for the year
• develop a sense of group identity.
ANTI-RACISM OFFICER
Our school has a trained ARCO (Anti-Racism Contact
Officer) who supports students who may suffer intended or
unintended racial discrimination or insult. This is very very
rare at Helensburgh Public School but it is reassuring that
Mrs King has been available for all students who need her
support and mediation skills. If parents would like to speak
to Mrs King in respect to matters related to her role, please
ring the school to make an appointment.
A strong group identity will help our SRC to achieve its most
ambitious objectives and enable it to overcome any group
or individual challenges we might face along the way.
Many thanks
Ms Anne Maree Lawless (SRC Support Teacher)
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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Important Dates to Remember
Date
31st Mar
1st Apr
4th Apr
5th Apr
6th Apr
7th Apr
8th Apr
26th Apr
27th Apr
28th Apr
5th May
10th May
17th May
19th May
Event
K-6 Assembly 1.50pm/SRC Training
Closing date for all ICAS Applications/
Komplete Kaos Movie Night
Scope IT Years 2-6
Scope IT Years 2-6
State Swimming Championships Homebush
State Swimming Championships Homebush
Last day of Term 1
Staff Development Day
Students return for Term 2/ANZAC Day
Ceremony 12pm
Cross Country Carnival
K-6 Assembly 1.50pm
P&C Meeting 7pm
ICAS Digital Technologies
K-6 Assembly 1.50pm
Dance2bfit 2016
Dance2bfit lessons will commence next term for the
students in Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year
4 (including the Year 4 students in 4/5L). Stage 3
students will attend Dance2bfit lessons in Term 4 in
preparation for the Year 6 farewell. Students will have
lessons for 8 or 9 weeks (Monday students will have 8
lessons due to the public holiday in June but Tuesday
students will have 9 lessons). Students will learn a variety
of dances and have fun while they are getting fit. The set
of lessons cost $24 (8 lessons) or $27 (9 lessons) and
start in the second week of term 2. You should receive a
permission note this week. Please return permission notes
and money to the class teachers or pay online by Friday
29th April.
PRINCIPAL AWARDS
KC
KD
KF
KP
1M
1R
1/2H
2A
2K
2T
3C
3L
4M
4W
4/5L
5V
5/6G
6C
6R
K/6
Bianca, Tilly, Blake
Ruby, Beau, Kelsey
Arqua, Florence, Zahlee
Corey, Phoebe, Marcus
Zade, Emma, Nala
Jayni, Isaiah, Eden
Chelsey, Yannick, Evie
Isakk, Logan, Siahn
Brock, Eva, John
Chloe, Cooper, Kaelan
Karly, Tahleigh, Lachlan
Taj, Brianna, Hanna
Kambel, Rachel, Eleisha
Riley, Jade, Heath
Xavier, Mimi, Chanel
Tamberlyn, Ella, Laila
Kyah, Everlyn, Abbi
Stella, Ryan, Jasmin
Evie, Matthew B, Brianna
Dallas
Library News
Parent helpers are needed to help cover books. If you can
assist please contact Mr McQueen in the Library.
Lego News
This Friday Night is our Family Movie Night to raise funds
for our Komplete Kaos 2.0 team to compete in the
Philippines in June.
If you have pre purchased tickets and sausage sandwiches
your name will be on the door. When you arrive your name
will be marked off and you will be given your sausage
sizzle vouchers.
The team has been working hard and the competition
robot will be on display on the night. Make sure you check
it out and ask our team how it all works. We are proud of
what we have achieved and very happy to share.
The team has a crowd funding site to help us get to the
Philippines. If you would like to donate go to http://
www.pozible.com/project/204734
Any help is appreciated.
Mr McQueen
Stewart House Donation
Please fill with any clean, usable clothes, accessories and
Manchester you no longer require and return to school.
Donations must be received at school by Tuesday, 5 April
2016. All returned Stewart House bags can be delivered to
6C classroom.
Danial Campbell
PSSA NEWS
Congratulations to Ryan who has been selected in the
Sydney East AFL team to compete at the NSWPSSA
Carnival to be held at Warners Bay in May. We wish Ryan
and the team all the very best and trust he enjoys this
incredible experience.
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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The University of NSW - International Competitions and Assessments (ICAS) 2016
These competitions are open to all students in Years 2 - 6. They aim to challenge the more capable students, but any student from
Years 2 - 6 may enter. They are conducted at school during school hours under exam conditions. The tests are set and marked by the
University of New South Wales. Each competition has a fee and the higher price for the spelling and writing tests are because these are
hand marked. Tests are conducted in the areas of: Digital Technologies, Science, Writing, Spelling, English and Mathematics. The
payment for competitions must be paid at the time of registration and it is not refundable. Please look at the table below for costs and
dates for the competitions. If your child / children wish to enter, please complete the registration form below.
ICAS Subject
Year Levels
ICAS Sitting Day
Price
Digital Technologies
3-6
Tuesday 17th May
$8.00
Science
2-6
Tuesday 31st May
$8.00
Writing
3-6
Week of Monday 13th June
$17.00
Spelling
2-6
Wednesday 15th June
$11.00
English
2-6
Tuesday 2nd August
$8.00
Mathematics
2-6
Tuesday 16th August
$8.00
Please note that Science, Spelling, English and Mathematics exams are open to Year 2 students.
Each child will require a 2B or B lead pencil (no pen) and an eraser for each exam. The Digital Technologies Exam is a written paper; it
is not undertaken using a computer.
The school has a small selection of previous exams that we are making available for borrowing as practice papers. Please see Ms
Hemingway if you would like to take advantage of this offer. Your child will need to be reminded not to write on or mark the papers so
they can be lent to other students.
To enter, please fill out the form below and place in a clearly marked envelope together with the correct payment. If paying by cheque,
make it payable to the school. Please don’t include competition money with other money – it must be in a separate envelope. Entries
must be into the office or given to Ms Hemingway by Friday 1st of April 2016.
It will not be possible to accept late entries.
Ms Hemingway
Competition Coordinator
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The University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments 2016
Student 1: __________________________________________________________________________Class: _________________
If in 4/5L or 5/6G, please state whether your child is in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6.
I wish to enter the following Competitions (please circle):
Digital
Technologies
$8
Science
Writing
Spelling English
Mathematics
Total
$8
$17
$11
$8
$8
$ _________
Student 2: __________________________________________________________________________Class: _________________
If in 4/5L or 5/6G, please state whether your child is in Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6.
I wish to enter the following Competitions (please circle):
Digital
Technologies
$8
Science
Writing
Spelling English
Mathematics
Total
$8
$17
$11
$8
$8
$ _________
Parent/Guardian signature: ______________________________________ Date: ____________
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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Stage 3 2016
Illawarra Sports High Year 6 Trials
Year 6 trials will be held on Thursday 31st March 2016 from 8:30am-12:30pm at Illawarra Sports High School Stadium
and Oval. Any students interested in enrolling in the Talented Sports and Development Program for High School in 2017
should attend. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the trials.
Selective Class Heathcote High School
The test for 2017 Year 7 is tentatively planned for Wednesday 27 th July 2016.
Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts
Students who are keen to apply for this school for 2017 should complete the Audition Pack. Application forms and
information are available directly from Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts or on request from Mrs Sida.
Kind regards,
Mrs Sida
Assistant Principal Stage 3
MindQuest
Dear Parents/Caregivers,
MindQuest, 2016 will be held at St George Girls HS on Saturday and Sunday 2 & 3 April, 2016. The closing date for
applications is Friday March 4th. MindQuest is a Talent Enrichment weekend which is held for primary students from
Year 1-6. These include gifted and talented students, gifted underachievers and students with above average ability
with a special interest. Students will have the opportunity to participate in over 37 exciting, fast paced courses in the
two day program. They include chemistry, earth sciences, drama, lego robotics, art and much more. The cost of the
weekend is $190 (including GST). The interest for these fabulous courses is always high, so book in as soon as you can
to avoid disappointment. If you are interested, contact Mrs Tipping at school for a brochure or call Shelagh Poray on
0242322494.
Mrs Tipping
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Issue 5 Tuesday 29 March 2016 Week 10 Term 1
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Issue 5 Tuesday 29 March 2016 Week 10 Term 1
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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HPS Online
Exciting news! We are trialling online digital portfolios for
all of our students this year at HPS. In the past our
students published their work to their iWeb site on our
school Intranet. This year we will be using Seesaw in our
classrooms. Seesaw allows our teachers and children to
capture work and share it with you. Seesaw will give you a
window into each of our classrooms!
We need your help with Seesaw to ensure its success this
year. Firstly, please connect to your child’s journal. You
should have received (or will very shortly) a QR code for
your child or a class link from your child’s teacher. Please
ask your child’s teacher for this information if you have not
received it. Lots of work has already been published via
Seesaw in most of our classes, however some parents have
not taken up the opportunity to connect to their child’s
journal. You can download Seesaw’s free Parent App for
iOS, Android, or use the web to view your child’s work.
When any new work is added, you will receive a
notification to see, hear and respond to your child’s
learning item. You only have access to your own child’s
journal and all of the content is stored securely.
You will get free access to your child’s current year of work
stored in Seesaw, and you can save anything out of your
child’s Seesaw journal to your computer or device at any
time. We are very excited about sharing our students’ work
with you via Seesaw this year and with your help by
connecting and responding to your child’s learning journal,
we can continue building our school community of lifelong
learners.
Mrs Sue Dowling KP
Canteen News
Our Term 2 menu will shortly be available on the web page
– there will be a few major changes so make sure you
check it out before the end of term.
For our on-line ordering system the school number is
25340963. Follow the prompts at www.school24.com.au
If you have any queries, please drop by the canteen and
see us.
Bronwyn and Melisa
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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Community News
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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Helensburgh Public School Canteen Volunteers
Name:__________________________________________________MobileNo:_____________________
Email:_____________________________________________________________(for roster distribution)
Child/rens Name: _________________________________________________Class/es:______________
Day available:__________________________________________
Are you willing to be on a cooking roster one day per term (in addition to your normal day)?
YES / NO
Mon
Are you willing to go on an emergency roster?
or
Tues
(please circle)
YES /
NO
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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COMMUNITY NOTICES
Lost
A gold necklace, with a woven gold love-heart shaped pendant was worn to school Thursday, 3 March 2016.
Unfortunately, the necklace with worn without the understanding of its sentimental value and importance. The necklace came
home without the pendant. We are hoping the pendant gets found, with all our hearts. Please contact Donna in the office
should it be found. An gratitude award will be offered.
Helensburgh Netball Club
Desperately requires age 7,8,9, 10 years players to complete teams. Great team sport for girls to play please contact the
registrar Kylie Skiller on 42942081 or 0401 967015 registrations close off soon
Helensburgh VIEW Club
Helensburgh VIEW club have bookings for these Saturday matinee shows, May 14th--We will rock you, July 9th (school
holidays) Cinderella, a family musical, August 27th Singin in the rain, October 22nd My fair lady, December 3rd. Disney's
Aladdin. Bus to show then return. If interested please call Chris on 42941103,
Players needed for Helensburgh Junior Rugby League Club.
Registrations are still open to play rugby league for the 2016 season. Just go to helensburghjrl.leaguenet.com.au and hit the
register now button. We are still seeking players for all grades. Boys and girls. League Tag for the girls begins in the
Illawarra this year and is open to age groups U12, U14 and U16s. The league will run this so as not to impact the girls who may
have other sporting commitments such as netball or soccer. The game will be similar to Rugby league but with tags. Time slots
have been set for the Girls Leaguetag competition. Of course these times may vary from time to time in need . However, it is
our intention to play the three competitions as much as possible at the following times:
8.30am
Under 14’s
2 x 25 minute halves 2 games
9.30am
Under 14’s
2 x 25 minute halves 2 games
10.30am
Under 16’s
2 x 30 minute halves 2 games
12.00pm
Under 12’s
2 x 20 minute halves 2 games or 1 game
12.50pm
Under 12’s
2 x 20 minute halves 1 game or 2 games
The above times have been set to cater for the local netball competition and should give all age groups the opportunity to
participate in both sports on the same day. It is also envisaged that the games will all be played at one venue, possibly
Lindsay Mayne Park, Unanderra. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected] or call 0400 342 000.
We would like to Acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which our school stands upon. We would also like to pay respect to the
Elders both past and present of the Dharawal Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
11 Fletcher Street, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: (02) 4294 1332 or (02) 4294 1050
email: [email protected] web http://www.helensburg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
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