Term 1 – Week 2
Permission Notes and Payments Due
Voluntary Contribution - $40 student or family $60
Textbooks – $40 per student
Swimming Carnival - $8 + note
Chinese Gardens Excursion (Year 6) - $25 + note
School Photos – Envelope required
Please note these amounts can be paid off in instalments
6 Feb. Swimming Carnival – Primary only (strong swimmers only)
9 Feb. Captains’ Inductions
13 Feb. P & C Meeting, 7.30pm
15 Feb. Scripture begins
16 Feb. School Photos
Friday, 10 February 2012
4. A “ chilled water bottle refilling station” was
Value of the Week – Reliability installed beside the Kindergarten room. This
allows children (and teachers) to refill their
I am practising reliability when I: water bottles with chilled water throughout the
make promises I can keep;
By encouraging our children to bring reusable
really care about doing what I promise;
return things I borrow;
water bottles to school we will be promoting
do my best and finish on time and healthy living and also set a great
plan ahead. environmental role model for the students. The
P & C has purchased some reusable water
bottles which will be available for sale soon (at
Funding Grants cost). Thank you to Pete Simpson for
Last year the P & C formed a Sub-committee to volunteering his time and skills to do the
apply for funding grants. We are very happy to electrical work for this job and to Mr Zoglmeyer
announce that we have just been granted and Mr Foye for liaising with the P & C on this
$15,000 + GST to install 16 solar panels on the project.
administration building. This funding is from the
Department of Climate Change through the Induction Ceremony
National Solar Schools Program. This will On Thursday, 9th February the school will hold
reduce the school’s electricity consumption by an induction ceremony for House Captains,
an estimated 5127 KWh annually and carbon School Representative Councillors and Library
emissions by 5.48 tonnes per year, helping to Monitors at 11.30am.
minimise the School’s environmental footprint. Please feel free to join us.
It includes a system to monitor electricity
generated by the solar panels versus supply Playgroup
drawn from the grid. This will be accessible on The playgroup which meets at school on a
the Interactive White Boards so that the children Thursday morning from 9.15am onwards will
can be educated about renewable energy. be starting next Thursday, 9th February.
If you see any funding that you would like the The group meets in the demountable behind
Grants Committee to apply for please notify the the hall.
school office and we will be happy to look into it. All pre-schoolers are very welcome. I know
Anne, who leads the group, would be delighted
Water Bubblers and Chilled Water Fountain to see you there.
The P & C had a very busy year in 2011 with
fundraisers that included Mother’s & Father’s Kiss and Drop Zone
Day Stalls, Canteen, Loose Change Fundraiser, The bus company has contacted the school to
Phil Davidson Concert and Movie Night to name request we ensure that the bus bay is clear for
a few. The generous contributions made by the arrival and departure of buses.
families enabled money raised to be spent on Apparently, the first bus has been delayed,
“Water Projects” around the school grounds. arriving late to its ongoing destinations.
From my observation parents have been terrific
These included:- in their drop off and pick up – particularly in the
1. The taps in the boys and girls toilets were afternoon.
upgraded to “Time Flow Taps”. Students simply Thank you for your support.
press the water tap and then wash their hands.
After a set period the water automatically stops Parent Helpers
flowing. This should promote hygiene and hand Each year Mrs O’Brien is supported by a
washing amongst the students. wonderful group of parents who work with our
2. A row of water bubblers has been installed students in Literacy and Numeracy.
near the sports storage room. Students playing
and participating in sport on the back oval now If you are able to support with listening to
have ready access to water without needing to student read, or help with writing or numeracy
leave the area. it would be appreciated if you could fill out the
3. Repairs were made to the existing water following slip and return it to the office.
bubblers near the library. This included
replacing several broken water bubbler outlets.
Friday, 10 February 2012
Mrs O’Brien will hold an information session with Last Year Ms. Kerr’s 4/5 class was victorious.
parents in Week 4. During this session Mrs The children had a fantastic time making their
O’Brien will explain programs and demonstrate snake and took great pride in the fact that they
the types of strategies for supporting learning in were involved in helping the school.
literacy and numeracy.
Let’s see which class will come out on top this
Mr Zoglmeyer will be holding an information year. Will Ms Kerr’s Year 5 class be victorious
session in Week 5 for parents helping in again? Or will it be a different class who wins
classrooms with literacy. the prize?
Mrs O’Brien will organise times and a day or
days with you that you find suitable.
Thank you so much for your support. It means a
great deal to teachers and students.
Mr A Baldacchino 115-119 Great Western Highway,
I am able to support Mrs O’Brien in listening to Principal Emu Plains NSW 2750
PO Box 91 Emu Plains 2750
Fax: (02) 4735 6141
I am available to work with students on writing Phone: (02) 4728 7200
tasks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am available to work with students in
Do you think you can dance,
Nepean High School is a selective school for the
________________________________ creative and performing arts.
My child is in class: Talented students with a strong interest in Dance,
Drama, Instrumental Music, Vocal, Visual Arts,
_______________________ Digital Media and Photography, are encouraged to
apply. Local (in area) students wanting to be part
of our selective Creative and Performing Arts
Program must also audition or present a portfolio
Loose Change Fundraiser
To be a part of the 2013 Year 7 cohort of creative
Its time for our annual loose change fundraiser. and performing arts students, or for more
Last year’s fundraiser was extremely successful information contact the school 47287200 or
and with the money that we raised the P&C was website
able to purchase the newly installed bubblers email@example.com for an
and chilled water coolers. application package.
For the next two weeks we are asking you to All interested families are welcome at Open Night
send in your spare change (anything from 5c Monday 19th March from 6.00 pm
up) with your children. Each class will have their
own tin to collect their coins in, then all the
Closing date for applications 28th March 2012
children with their teachers will assemble
outside and make a snake from the coins they
have in their tins. The class with the longest
Friday, 10 February 2012