Newtown P.S. Newsletter HORMAT (Indonesian for RESPECT) for self, others, learning, environment Term 3, Issue 6 THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 Aberdeen St, Newtown website: www.newtownps.vic.edu.au Ph: 52299730 email: email@example.com Fax: 52216447 CHAMPIONS READ @ NEWTOWN very excited to get this new system up and running! We will now present the first recipi- Yesterday our school was populated ents of the respect wrist bands. Please come with champions in every shape and size. up and collect your wrist band if we call out The excitement filtered through to the your name. marvellous activities being run in our The ‘Respect for Learning’ wristband goes to art room and library on both Tuesday someone who did an absolutely excellent job in writing! Great work Maggie T from Prep and Wednesday. Thank you so much P! The ‘Respect for Others’ wristband goes to to Mrs Bedson and Mrs Weller for your a very kind boy who was helping out his passion in making our learning so inter- friend when he was hurt. Congratulations to esting. You are 2 of our champions. Thomas C from Junior A! The ‘Respect for Self’ wristband goes to a girl A full report and photographs will ap- that was very sensible and was sitting down pear in next weeks newsletter. quietly while she was eating her lunch before More Champions! she started to play with all her friends. Good Dates to Remember: work Lily D from Middle G! Book Week Aug 20-24 Former Newtown PS student Mason The ‘Respect for Environment’ wristband Wood appeared on the Sharpshooter goes to a girl that was very respectful by pick- Farmers Market August 25 Challenge on Channel 9 2 weeks ago. ing up a piece of rubbish that wasn’t hers and He took on Steve Johnson from Geelong put it in the bin. Well done Nikitah L from Debating August 29 in a ‘Kick Off ‘and WON! Middle M! We hope our first ever winners will wear their Proposed AEU September 5 His efforts will earn $1500 worth of wristbands around the school with pride, and Stopwork power tools for our school. Check it the Respect Rangers are looking forward to School Concert September 17 out on youtube STIHLsharpshooter- rewarding more Newtown students who are showing respect next week! challenge Mason Wood School Council September 18 Please give them a round of applause as they R E S P E C T R A N G E R S walk back to their classes. Thank you. Last Day of Term September 21 Hi everyone. Today we will be explaining to 2:30 Dismissal you about the new Respect Wristband System REMINDER Term 4 commences October 8 that we will be starting over the next two Our school ground is supervised from 8:45 each terms. Each week the Junior School Commit- morning and until 3:45 each afternoon. Beyond Professional Learn- October 11 tee now known as the Respect Rangers, will these time students are in the care of their parents ing Day be giving out four unique RESPECT wrist- or at Out of School Hours Care. For OSH Care please call Pancakes and Play October 13 bands across the school. These wristbands will be acknowledging different Newtown PS 0488 662 783 Art Show October 19 students showing respect for learning, for self, for others and for the environment. Farmers Market—this weekend Geelong Cup holi- October 24 The Respect Rangers (JSC) will be keeping an Please contact the office day eye out for students who are showing respect if you can lend a hand Grade 6 Graduation December 19 in the four different categories, and presenting a wristband to a deserving student each week Student Free Day December 21 at assembly. Newtown PS has established a great culture of Respect already, and we are NEWTOWN P.S. NEWSLETTER Waste Awards Student of the Week With $40,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs, Prep McKenzie: Daniel M the ResourceSmart Schools Awards recognise and re- Excellent progress in Reading. ward Victorian schools, students and teachers for their outstanding achievements in sustainability. Prep Podhorsky: Glenn T For great sounding out in reading. This year there are 8 categories open for entry and Newtown Primary School has entered the ‘Waste’ Junior Wrigley: Xavier G category. For choosing the right behavior and respecting others learning. A detailed entry had to be completed by teachers and students outlining our achievements in becoming a Junior Ashkanasy: Jaidyn M more ‘waste wise’ school. Data collected about pho- Showing leadership and responsibility, espe- tocopying, amount of rubbish put in bins and amount cially during Potato Olympics. waste that the school recycles was all used to support these comments. Junior McKinnis: Bobby G For being ‘socially smart’ and respecting him- Miss White, Amy W, Mia, Fraser, Jackson, Hannah and self at playtime. Olivia used the new iPads to create a short movie de- tailing why they thought that Newtown Primary Middle Maher: Roo M School should win the award. Excellent focus during writing and mathematics This entry is a great way to celebrate our achieve- Middle Gilbert: Isaac B ments in making the school more sustainable. For great respect towards his Maths learning. We now have only to wait on the results. Middle Kelly: Sarah T Miss White Sarah always listens and participates in class 2013 Enrolments discussions. She is enthusiastic about her school work. Are you planning to move in 2013? Do you know anyone with a child turning 5 before Senior McClelland: William W For an exceptionally positive attitude during April 30, 2013? spelling. Please contact the office for transfer or enrolment information. Senior White: Zak L For some great numeracy discussions & shar- Personal Items at School ing his knowledge with his peers. Families are reminded that students are not to bring personal items to Senior Peel: David F school. This includes personal sports For his positive attitude in the Senior Learning equipment such as footballs. Retriev- Area. ing balls from neighbouring properties can take time. Please use school equipment during recess and lunchtimes. ASSEMBLY LEADERS: Sophie B and Isobel M NATIONAL ANTHEM SARAH M K-ROCK 95.5 WEATHER : 8:30AM FRIDAY Hannah M Starting at 3pm due to special guests. The Honour- able Mr. Richard Marles and students from the Gee- long College’s production of Seussical. THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012 Sustainability Representatives Cupcake Day Semester 2, 2012 On the 20th of August Cupcake Day was held. Amy W, Hannah M, Amy H, Chloe B and Sophie B all baked delicious cupcakes. We raised $343.25 which means we have raised enough money for the treatment of 3 injured animals. We also had an extra hand from Ava and Olivia with helping to sell the stunning cupcakes. After snack there were NO cupcakes left. The team hope that Preps Angus T, Mia D you liked the cupcakes! Junior W Patrick J, Isabel E, Lily G Junior M Emma-Jane H, Mitchell K EnergySafe Initiative: As a part of our ongoing Junior A Phoebe S, Ruby B commitment to building a sustainable future, class Middle M Meg C, Riley C will offer students to enter the 2012Energy Safety Middle A D’Artagnan R-B, Charlotte Z School Initiative. This will involve reading and re- Middle K Tansie B, Conor S sponding to a picture (P-2) or designing an energy SLA Sophie B, Ashley W, Morgan W, safe message (3-6). If you do not wish your child to Jack Z, Jessica A, Matt T participate, please contact your child’s teacher… For more information contact Alice McKenzie. These student representatives had their first meeting to dis- cuss different ways that our community can become more sustainable. After deciding on some positive changes that we CONCERT can implement, they took the suggestions to their teachers and Rehearsals are well underway for the School Concert fellow students to convince them of the merits of change. ‘Let Us Entertain You’ Action One: Allocate monitors to turn off light switches in The concert will be on Monday, September 17 beginning classroom and ensure that heating is set not higher than 20 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) degrees. Teacher swill be sending home information regarding Action Two: Reduce rubbish at school by having no rubbish items and costume arrangements. Mondays. Please look out for the flier to be sent home regard- Tickets will be on sale shortly ing … $25 per family (parents and children) “Nude Food or Rubbish Free Snack and Lunch $10 per adult and $5 per child Mondays” Newtown PS students are free The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge Ticket prices cover the cost of staging the performance. Just a reminder that if your child is registered and reading for This is a non-profit event. the Premiers’ Reading Challenge, that all of your books need to be entered onto the website by 1st September (just over 2 Legacy Week—3-7 September weeks away!). Any books entered after this time will not count. Pink and blue wrist bands, badges and pens If you have any queries please see The Reading Challenge Team! (Mrs Weller, Shirley Mills and Sam B). available now at the office. Items for $2 and $3. WRISTBAND by RESPECT RANGERS LEARNING—Maggie T for excellent writing OTHERS—Thomas C for helping his friend when he was hurt SELF—Lily D for sitting to eat her lunch even when the bell had rung ENVIRONMENT—Nikitah L for pick up a piece of rubbish and putting it in the bin NEWTOWN P.S. NEWSLETTER ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS hockingstuart, Geelong is a sponsorship partner We still have a few of the current Entertainment of Newtown Primary School. Books here at the office. This fundraiser will fin- ish shortly so if you would like to purchase a Newtown families listing their property with book, you can pop in to the office, give us a call hockingstuart Geelong on a 60 day exclusive or order online. The school makes $11 per book. Authority or Auction, will receive a 5% discount There is a sample at the front counter to browse and Newtown Primary School will also receive a through. Books are $55. 5% donation that will ultimately benefit our stu- dents and contribute to new equipment re- Geelong Food Bank—each year the food bank quired or any other projects deemed appropri- place a box in our office for donations of non- ate. perishable food items for people in need. If you can spare a couple of cans or packets of food that Contact: would be great. Thank you. Kim Bowring Licensed Estate Agent hockingstuart,Geelong OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE 0419304104 SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES Bookin g s can b e m ade on firstname.lastname@example.org 0488 662 783 Celebrate Reading Hour 2012: The Big Read this Saturday 25th August at Deakin Uni Gee- long, Waterfront Campus Café. Seussical the Musical at GPAC 1-2pm—Registration, bring your own book or 6th and 7th September at 7:30pm and 8th books will be available to read from Geelong Li- braries. at 5:30pm. Tickets available at GPAC on 2-2:45pm—Tony Bones Entertainment presents a 5225 1200. live performance of award winning book ‘No Presented by the Geelong College Senior Bears’! School. 2:45-3pm—reading together for the Big Read and Reading Hour. Entry is free for theatre performance.
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