Principal’s Message Term 1 Week 4 15 February 2011
outside is the best light to check for these visitors.
By the time you are reading this our whole school swimming
carnival will be over for this year. If your child has head lice they must be treated before they return
to school. If we discover that your child has head lice while they are
It is disappointing that so many children do not like to participate in
at school we will ring you and ask you to come and collect your
this carnival as competitors. We are finding that an alarming
child and take them home to be treated. If you cannot collect your
number of our students are not competent swimmers. Having said
child we have to keep your child isolated from contact with other
that, I know that our novelty events at the swimming carnival are
children. Once treated they can return to school.
very much enjoyed by our less competent swimmers.
It can take many hours to remove all the eggs but it is well worth
The Department of Sport and Recreation run excellent learn to
the trouble. It is not fair to leave your child untreated as it is very
swim programs and I would encourage all parents to enrol their
uncomfortable for the child and the lice quickly spread to other
children in learn to swim classes. Being able to swim is an
important skill for life.
Scotty’s Morning Grill on the Way
Correction - Meet the Teacher Night
Thank you to all of our school community who voted for Oxley Vale
My apologies for writing the incorrect date for this special evening
to be the next school to host Back to School with Scotty’s Morning
Grill. Our school received 650 votes!
Our Meet the teacher/Meet the parents night is an informal
Local radio station 92.9 will be broadcasting from our school on
gathering this year under the COLA (covered outdoor learning
Friday 25th February from 6:00am until 9:00am. It promises to be a
area). We will have a sausage sizzle on the night so you can bring
very exciting morning for everyone with Canberra Raiders footy
your children along and have an easy dinner. They can play while
players visiting, the Westpac rescue helicopter landing on the back
you get acquainted with your child or children’s teacher(s).
oval, NIAS athletes visiting and other surprises planned.
There will be no formal classroom sessions this year. Our teachers
Special congratulations to Holly-Maree Tallar of Year One who will
look forward to meeting all their students’ parents informally so
on the day be presented with the prize of a mini dirt bike valued at
please come along even if you only come for twenty minutes.
$1000. Holly won this by voting for Oxley Vale on line.
Meet the Teacher Night Parents, family members, community members and all of our
students are very welcome to come along for the morning. Lets
Tuesday 22nd February make this the very best Back to School possible as this is a unique
Under our new COLA opportunity to let the whole of Tamworth know what a great school
From 6:00 – 8:00pm we have.
Sausage sizzle available for a gold coin donation.
COMING EVENTS FOR TERM 1
Newspaper Photographs Tues 15 Feb K-6 Swimming Carnival
Thurs 17 Feb Maroon for a Day Mufti Day
The Northern Daily Leader will be visiting on 22nd February to take
Friday 18 Feb Combined Assembly at 1.00pm - Item by 5-6N
photographs of all our kindergarten students and our school Tues 22 Feb Meet the Teacher evening under the COLA
leaders. Wed 23 Feb P & C Meeting at 6.30pm in the staffroom
If you have not completed a media consent form for your child it Friday 25 Feb PSSA Zone Swimming Carnival
must be returned to school by next Tuesday otherwise your child Friday 4 March Schools Clean Up Day
cannot be photographed by the Leader. Mon 21 March Harmony Day assembly at 12 noon
Wed 23 March P & C AGM at 6.30pm in the staffroom
Friday 8 April Questacon Science Show
Unfortunately we have unwelcome visitors at school in the form of DATES FOR TERM 2
head lice. Thurs 28 April First day Term 2 (students return)
Head Lice are particularly active at this time of year and it is 10, 11 & 12 May NAPLAN Testing - Year 3 and Year 5
essential that you check your child’s head regularly. Natural light 27-30 June Canberra Excursion (Stage 3 - Years 5 & 6)
YEAR 1 ECHIDNA NEWS
Maroon Mufti Day Congratulations to Spike's Super-Kid of the Week Trista
Don’t forget that all of our students are encouraged to come Thompson.
along to school out of uniform this Thursday to support All students now have Spelling homework and Home
Maroon for a Day Mufti for Queensland. Reading to complete each night. Please return the
Students must wear something that is maroon – easy for home readers daily so they can be changed regularly.
our school! Please send your child with a donation for the 1E's library borrowing day is on Tuesdays and will
flood appeal. The SRC have done a great job of organising commence next week.
this activity. Signing Off: Spike the Echidna
Scripture and Ethics
Scripture lessons begin tomorrow however our school will SCRIPTURE 2011
be unable to offer the new ethics classes for students who Scripture Classes at Oxley Vale will begin this week on
do not do scripture. Wednesday 16 February. All students will be placed in
The Ethics program has to be delivered by parent or classes according to enrolment information provided by
community volunteers who have been trained in the content families or from specific notes sent in. The classes are
of the course but at this time we have no such volunteers. run by approved volunteers and will take place each
week after lunch. Please contact the school if you have
Letters about this program were sent home to every family any questions.
at the end of last year. Until such time as we have trained
ethics volunteers we will not be making this course Grant Scarborough, Coordinator
available to our students. Students who do not do scripture
are supervised in the library. NUTELLA AND PEANUT BUTTER
Parents, please be reminded that OVPS is a NUT
FREE SCHOOL. This includes NUTELLA and
Julie Blanch PEANUT BUTTER. Please read the following notice
Principal re nut allergies and anaphylaxis - we must all
remember just how important it is to look after our
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT CANTEEN SPECIAL students with severe nut allergies.
On the evening of Tuesday 22 February the Canteen will be
opening from 6.00pm to 8.00pm for the ‘Meet the Teacher-
Meet the Parent’ night. NUT ALLERGIES and ANAPHYLAXIS
We will be selling drinks, chips, icy poles, and as a special, Question: What would happen to you if you held
60c ice creams in a cone. hands with someone who had just eaten a
peanut butter sandwich?
CLASS AWARDS – WEEK 3 TERM 1
Answer: Probably nothing - but for several of our
SD Mitchell Moore students such a simple act can and
K Sunrise Chelsea McDonald, Nicholas Campbell probably will mean an emergency trip to
K Koalas Troy Carroll, Chanelle Squires hospital in an ambulance.
K-1 Possums Abigail Schimann, Jesse Monk For several years now we have been a nut free
1 Echidnas Bridey O’Neil, Jack Morris school. We currently have students in our school
2T Matthew Peel, Shaun Thompson who are SEVERELY allergic to nuts.
2-3P Brianna McDonald, Emily Klease This includes all types of nuts including Nutella and
3M Bryce Kelly, Flo Davidson Peanut Butter. Because of the danger of these
4M Hayley Whitten, Woody Dowe students suffering from ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK when
4-5A Logan McCarthy, Travis Kennedy coming into contact with nuts, WE MUST BAN ALL NUT
PRODUCTS IN OUR SCHOOL.
5-6N Kyle Cullen, Jordan Barber
6L Brooke O’Leary, Liam Sharp I realise this is an extreme measure but we have no
alternative other than to ask all families:
Felicity Bailey, Melaney Smart, Dimity Webb, Charlee
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING
Marshall, Lilly Asekona, Chelsie Grant, Kaylah Higgisson,
Elijah Debenham, Jordan Averillo, Jack Patterson, Sarah CONTAINING NUTS TO SCHOOL WITH
Sheaves. YOUR CHILDREN.
TAMWORTH FOOTBALL CLUB REGISTRATION DAYS
Tamworth FC is conducting registration days for new and
existing players from any age group.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND THEIR Our registration dates are as follows:
Wednesday February 16th 4.30pm – 6.00 pm Sports
Thursday February 24th 4.30pm – 6.00pm Gipps St Fields
are cordially invited to attend the
Sunday February 27th 9.00am – 11.00pm Gipps St Fields
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School The fees for 2010 will be:
585 Calala Lane - Tamworth Players 5 – 9 years $105.00
www.farreragri-h.schools.nsw.edu.au Players 10 – 18 years $115.00
If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact our
Secretary on the above address or ring Wayne May
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Please wear a hat TAMWORTH FAMILY SUPPORT
DRAFT PROGRAM TRIPLE P - POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM
9.30 Registration and Morning Tea Triple P is a program to assist parents with strategies to
Dress Casual manage childhood behaviour problems. This program helps
10.00 Tours Commence develop positive and caring parent/child relationships, with
Classrooms/Boarding Facilities strategies for dealing with common behavioural and
and Farm developmental issues.
11.40 Brunch Term 1 – Seminar Series
11.55 Tours Resume Seminars provide an overview of the principles of positive
Address by the Principal parenting with strategies to use.
12.55 Informal Discussion with
Students and Staff March 1st, 8th and 22nd from 10.00am -12noon
Venue: Oxley Vale Public School
Principal - Mr Steve Cavanagh
Deputy Principal Day – Mr Jim Levy All courses are FREE
Deputy Principal Residential – Mr Clint Gallagher Phone 67664596 to book your place. Child minding and
Enrolments Officer 67648611
CANTEEN SPECIAL -THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2011
YR 7 – 2012 SELECTIVE SCHOOLS
EXAM MARCH 2011 MAROON MUFTI DAY MEAL DEAL
MAGNETIC NEWSLETTER DISPLAY POCKETS Pizza, Juice, maroon jelly and bag of lollies
Don’t forget the Magnetic Newsletter Display Pockets which $4.00
are available from the School Office at a cost of $4.00.
TAMWORTH FAMILY SUPPORT
MAROON MUFTI DAY MEAL DEAL
RENT IT KEEP IT
Tips for finding and maintaining rental accommodation and NAME………………………………..….. CLASS ………….
cleaning and budgeting tips to help you save time and NAME………………………………..….. CLASS ………….
NAME………………………………..….. CLASS ………….
An excellent program to help you get the edge in a NAME………………………………..….. CLASS ………….
competitive rental market.
Term 1 - March 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th, NO OF MEAL DEALS REQUIRED ……….……. @ $4 EACH =
Venue: Hillvue School
TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED ……………..
All courses are FREE
Phone 67664596 to book your place. Child minding and PLEASE RETURN TO THE CANTEEN BY WEDNESDAY 16 FEB