Term 1 Week 2 - Georges Hall Public School by yaosaigeng

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									                       GEORGES HALL PUBLIC SCHOOL

  RULE OF THE WEEK:
                           NEWSLETTER
                                 Wear School Uniform                 2 February 2012, Term 1 Week 1, 2012
  Iris Rittau    Genelle Goldfinch     Sue Barrington Phone: 9707 1988   webpage: georgeshal-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
  Principal      Deputy Principal      Deputy Principal Fax: 9796 7861   email:   georgeshal-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au



COMING EVENTS                                                PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Please be aware of the following dates further
details will be outlined about each event. Also              Welcome back to all students and their families
note that events may be added to this list                   for 2012. Unfortunately we had tragic news over
weekly.                                                      the holidays. Our Principal, Mrs Iris Rittau, lost
                                                             her son through a heart attack in Vanuatu. Mrs
                                                             Rittau was meant to have been there with him,
        DATES FOR TERM 4 2011                                but broke her foot at the airport. Iris has asked
                                                             me to pass on her sincere thanks to all the parents
Feb 8 -         Text Book Day
Feb 14 -        Band begins                                  and staff who have shown such strong support
Feb 15 -        Some Yr 6 students attend                    through attendance at the funeral, cards, flowers
                Technology Day, Condell Park High            and messages over these last weeks.
Feb 16 -        Primary Swimming Carnival
Feb 20-22       Year 6 Great Aussie Bush Camp                I will be relieving as Principal for the next two
Feb 24          PSSA begins                                  weeks, until the position is filled through an
Mar 5           District Swimming Carnival                   expression of interest process. Mrs Small will be
Mar 5           High School Applications go home             taking my class for those two weeks. For Term
Mar 6-7         Stage 2 Kurnell Excursion                    one, Mrs Goldfinch is relieving as Principal at
Mar 8           High School Application                      Fairfield West PS and Mr Corney will be
                information night                            relieving as Principal at Claymore PS. Ms
Mar 13          Area Swimming Carnival
Mar 15          Selective High School Placement
                                                             Madden will be relieving as our Deputy
                test                                         Principal, Infants, and Ms Barrington will be
Mar 16          High School Applications returned            relieving as Deputy Principal, Primary. Ms
                to school                                    Georgievska will be relieving Assistant
Mar 26          Swimming Scheme lessons begin                Principal, Primary and Mrs Costello will be
April 5         Last day of term                             relieving Assistant Principal, Infants. Ms Woods,
                                                             will be relieving as Assistant Principal for term
SCHOOL HOURS              9.15am – 3.15pm                    one also.
Recess – 11.15 – 11.35am (Mon – Thur)
Lunch – 1.00 – 2.00pm (Mon – Thur)                           Allow me to extend a big welcome to our new
Recess – 11.15 -11.40am (Fri)                                Kindergarten students and their families. Parents
Lunch – 1:10 – 2:00pm (Fri)                                  please remember that Kinder finishes at 2.45pm
                                                             and children should be met in the Infants
                                                             Courtyard, not at their classroom door!
UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
Wednesday 2.45 – 3.30pm
Thursday  8.30 – 9.45am



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The Textbook Day letter has gone home. Parents       classes for the students, along with other
need to remember to send in the correct money        activities. This demountable classroom came as
on the Wednesday 8th February, to ensure that        part of the Federal Government’s ‘Building
your child has a textbook at the same time as the    Education Revolution’.
other children in their class. Cheques should be     John Baker
made out to L.J. Harper, not the school.             Principal (Relieving)

I have just heard that Mrs Estelle Abbott, a         2012 STATIONARY PACKS – It is not too
former P&C President and long-time helper at         late to put your order in!!
our school, will no longer be able to help out at    All students from Year 1 – Year 6 are
the canteen. On behalf of the teachers and staff     required to supply their own stationery.
of Georges Hall Public School, I would like to       If you would like to order the ”Back to
extend a heartfelt thankyou to Estelle for the       School” stationery packs for your children,
untiring work she has put into our school over       please use the order form you received last
the years in so many capacities.                     year, or get a new one from the school office.
                                                     Orders must be in by Monday 6 February and
Our school newsletter should be available on our     will be delivered as soon as possible, but no
school website, along with important notes that      later than week 3.
go out. Please bear with us while we overcome        The P&C has been working hard to source great
teething problems setting this up for 2012.          prices on all of our children’s          stationery
Scripture will commence on Thursday 16th             requirements for 2012. Don’t give your money to
February for K – 2 classes and on Thursday 23rd      the large retail stores, buy from your P&C at
February for 3 – 6 classes, due to the Primary       competitive prices.
Swimming Carnival being held on the 16th             All profits go directly to the P&C and are used to
February.                                            purchase desperately needed items for our
                                                     school.
The Parent Information Night will be held on         Please support this great initiative and save
Tuesday night, 7th February. Further information     yourself lots of time and stress by returning your
will be sent in a separate note home. A note has     order form by the 6th February 2012.
gone home for participation in, and fees for, the
School Band for this term. If you’re interested in   KINDERGARTEN PARENTS WELCOME
your child joining the band, please ask at the       MORNING TEA
office for a note. Fees for the band are payable     The Georges Hall P&C Association warmly
in advance. The band should commence on Feb          invites all Kindergarten parents and carers to join
14th.                                                us tomorrow morning (Friday 3rd February) for a
                                                     welcome morning tea.
Students experiencing bullying may receive           9.25am in the school staffroom.
support through workshops being offered by the       Please bring a plate of morning tea to share if
Bankstown City Council’s Creating Links              you are able to, or just come along and join us.
program running from 15th Feb – Mar 21st after       Babies and preschoolers most welcome.
school in Bankstown. More information is
available through the office, or by phoning Alex     NAME LABELS
on 8713 7700.                                        If you need to order name labels for your
                                                     children, please consider using “Bright Star
We are happy to announce that we now a have a        Kids” labels as 15% of your order total is given
new portable classroom for use by the students       to our school.
and parents as needs require. This will take some    Shop                  online                   at
pressure off our demands on the hall and it will     www.FDR606.brightstarkids.com.au,            our
be available for parent meetings, including social   fundraising code is FDR606.
gatherings to encourage parent involvement. We       For        more        information        email:
hope to install an oven to facilitate cooking        ghpsparents@gmail.com
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CANTEEN NEWS                                                    K-6   HOME     READING               &
Welcome back and hope you all had a wonderful                   PREMIER’S READING
break.                                                          CHALLENGE
Our new price list is available from the Canteen.               The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a
Please be aware that due to supplier increases       NSW government initiative to encourage
some items have gone up.                             students from kindergarten to Year 9 to read.
Welcome to all new kindy students and parents.       Our school has participated in The Challenge
If you have any questions in regard to Canteen or    since 2005.
lunch orders please don’t hesitate to ask Chrisa
or Debbie.                                           As part of the school’s literacy program, all
We are sad to announce that our wonderful            students in years 3–6 will have a reading log
volunteer Estelle Abbott will no longer be able to   attached to their homework books.         We
volunteer her valuable time.                         encourage students to complete the log weekly,
Estelle has been a major contributor to our          and ask parents/carers to sign when your child
school for many, many years helping in all areas     has completed each book.
such as Canteen, Carnivals and in the capacity of
P & C President.                                     The reading log is kept for school records.
Her help and experience will be sorely missed.       Students who complete 20 or more books will be
We wish Estelle all the best in the future.          encouraged to enter their logs into the Premier’s
Chrisa and Debbie                                    Reading Challenge, to receive a certificate at the
                                                     end of the year. Rules and booklists for the
LIBRARY MONITORS                                     Challenge can be found on the school’s website
Year 6 students will be invited to apply for the     at:                       http://www.georgeshal-
role of Library Monitor next week. A meeting         p.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc.htm
will be held in the Library for those interested,
on Monday 6th February at first lunch, and a brief   Students in K–2 are “Challenged” to experience
description of duties and expectations will be       30 books (independently or in shared reading).
given, along with the procedures for applying. A     Students in K-2 will be completing the Challenge
second meeting on Thursday 9th February at first     in school, as part of their library and class
lunch will be held for those interested to           literacy lessons. Please be aware, if your child
complete an application form in the Library. All     has excessive absences throughout the year, they
forms and selection procedures can be found in       may not be eligible for a certificate.
the Leadership Policy on the school’s website.
We are looking forward to meeting and working        The Premier’s Reading Challenge concludes on
with these students!                                 Friday August 10, 2012. Permission notes will be
                                                     sent home in August.
Margaret Hamilton & Jan Tarmo
Teacher Librarians                                   For any further information, please contact Mrs
                                                     Hamilton or Mrs Tarmo (teacher librarians).
HOME READING STAGE 1
Home reading notes have been sent home to            Sarah Hunt
children in year 1 and 2. Please return them to      Teacher librarian
your class teacher quickly so the program can
begin. Children will not be able to take home a            All payments are to go
book until the note is returned to the class             through your child’s Class
teacher. Home reading books that are misplaced             unless otherwise stated.
throughout the year and need to be replaced will
cost $10.00.

Miss Madden – Relieving Deputy Principal
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