GEORGES HALL PUBLIC SCHOOL
RULE OF THE WEEK:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com
CANTEEN NEWS K-6 HOME READING &
Welcome back and hope you all had a wonderful PREMIER’S READING
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
Miss Madden – Relieving Deputy Principal