663 Darling Street, Rozelle
      PO Box 300, Rozelle NSW 2039
      tel:      02. 9810 2347
      fax:     02. 9555 8715

 DATES TO REMEMBER                            FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

                                              Issue 3 Week 6 Term 3
Thurs 3 Sept          Fathers’ Day Stall
                                              ACROSS THE UNIVERSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Fri 11th Sept         Sushi fundraiser
                                              Last week’s fun-filled event, the Across the Universe Music Festival, was once again a
Wed 23rd Sept         Regional Athletics
                                              sensational evening with the organising committee and many volunteers outdoing
Sun 27th Sept         Choir at the Opera
                                              themselves. Each year the event is bigger and brighter than the previous year and as
                                              I’ve stated many times….. even if not one single cent was raised it is worth every ounce
Tues 29th Sept        School Photos
                                              of blood, sweat and tears to experience a wonderful community coming together in
Fri 2nd Oct           Last day of Term 3
                                              friendship and fun! An extraordinary amount of $33,375 was raised! With expenses
                                              taken out our final total is $ 29,892. Of this, $9878 is allocated to the wishing tree –
              ALLERGIES                       every class has something they requested, and many have everything they were
We have six students at our school this       after. Quite a few of the whole school items are funded too (chess boards, new rostrum,
year who have severe                          sports requests, reading benchmark kits).
allergies -                                   We had many parent bands to entertain us culminating with the largest parent band The
We do request that                            HIP Keys et al performing in the hall and providing a beat for fantastic dancing and an
peanuts and foods                             atmosphere for the vigorous auctioning of the amazing artworks contributed by each
containing any nuts                           class under the expert guidance of staff. Thanks to all those talented musos including
or sesame seeds                               the staff trio the Andrews Sister (Susie Newman, Bec Campisi and Jill Hall) who offered
are not brought to                            high quality entertainment all evening and a special thank you to the 4 members of the
school.                                       organising committee (Carolyn Loton, Coordinator, Katrina Corp, Campbell Baird and
                                              Leyla Nassif) and to all the volunteers who made the evening so special. You are
                                              indeed an amazing community! The children will be delighted to think their sand pit
            ASSEMBLY NEWS                     gazebo will be able to be constructed and the teachers are delighted with their wish lists
                                              coming to fruition.
  Assembly is on Thursday mornings 9.30am     SCIENCE FESTIVAL
         All parents / carers welcome.        Our Science Festival’s special guest Dr Kathy Belov the Eureka Award winning scientist
Week 6:       Aquila Assembly                 was unable to attend due to illness. However Kathy has promised to visit our school on
Week 7:        Phoenix Assembly               Thursday 22 October, the first week back after the holidays.
Week 8:        Cassiopeia Assembly            BOOK WEEK
Week 9:        Umbriel & Titania Assembly     We all experienced another huge week of celebrations last week as we embraced the
Week 10:       Indus Assembly                 “Book Safari” theme for Book Week. Ms Francine May coordinated a week of fabulous
                                              activities to celebrate the wonderful world of books and reading. The parade down
                                              Darling Street on Thursday morning was bigger than ever and it was a real treat to see
                                              the Rozelle children participating so fully.
                                              Writing & Spelling UNI COMPS
                                              We had excellent results with the Writing Competition and the Spelling Competitions.
                                              Writing: 20 Participation Certificates, 11 Credits, 8 Distinctions - Tasmin G, Matilda G,
                                              Asia B, Hamish L, Talia S, Finlay M, Eamon B, Poppy D and 2 High Distinctions -
                                              Hamish M and Charlotte B. Spelling: 15 Participation certificates, 17 Credits, 3
                                              Distinctions - Ben M, Finlay M, Michael K, and 3 High Distinctions - Duncan C, Matilda
                                              G and Poppy D. Well done children.
                                              Tournament of the Minds
                                              On Saturday I was privileged to see the two teams of Rozelle children present their
                                              problems/solutions in the Tournament of the Minds Competition. The innovative ideas
                                              from our students were showcased well and the cooperative and way the teams
Multicultural Calendar                        conducted themselves was a credit to the children involved. Thanks to Mike Bancks and
                                              all the parents for providing the opportunities for the children to meet and work on their
31 Aug   National Literacy & Numeracy Week    projects. Well done to Emily, Isaac, Oliver, Michael, Kazuo, Eamon, Finlay, Katie, Luci,
1 Sept   National Wattle Day                  Duncan, Stella, Nell, Poppy,
2 Sept   Indigenous Literacy Day              Philosophy with Phil Cam
                                              We’re looking forward to Phil Cam from UNSW working with our staff on 9th and 23rd
3 Sept   Australian National Flag Day & Mid
                                              September on Philosophy with Kids and enquiry based learning. If you have an interest
         Autumn Festival (Chinese)
                                              in learning with us please contact the school to find out more.
                                              NUT FREE ZONE
                                              Please remember that Rozelle is a nut free zone. We have children who have severe
                BOOK CLUB                     allergies to all nuts and sesame seeds/products. All staff have been trained in the
  All orders must be handed in no later
                                              administering of an epipen should an anaphylactic attack occur. We do appreciate the
  than Friday 4th September.
whole community being vigilant in this regard. Please do not send sweets to school as part of the Science or other festivals as some yellow
MnMs turned up in the hall and they are actually chocolate coated peanuts. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Thank you parents for the huge effort in sending healthy food to school with your children. We’ve all noticed the decrease in packaged/
processed foods such as chips etc and there seems to be less rubbish around. We appreciate your support in sending healthy lunches for
your children.
A survey link will be sent home today as we are keen to hear your opinions on 2 topics:
1.        The school starting/finishing times
2.        The Preschool structure
The survey is brief and will help us make informed decisions as our school continues to grow.
We are in the process of forming the classes for next year and would appreciate notification if you are intending moving or will be away when
school resumes in 2010.
We look to be growing again and will probably have 500 students next year!
It’s official... I have received formal notification that we will have a new hall able to hold 500 with a fully sprung floor and rooms for music etc off
the hall. How exciting!
Enjoy this glorious weather as we begin a delightful spring season.
Kind regards Lyn
Have a super week everyone and enjoy this wonderful weather!
Kind regards
Lyn Doppler

                                                            SCHOOL NEWS
Congratulations to all Rozelle children who participated in the Balmain Zone Athletics Carnival. We achieved some
impressive results with Teegan , Daniel , Matthew , Paris and Lewie all qualifying for the Sydney East Regional
Carnival to be held on 23rd September. Well done and best of luck to these children!
Carlie Tuite


Waste Watchers is the State's leading environmental education program for primary schools. Since 1994 Waste
Watchers has increased the understanding of waste, litter and stormwater issues for children across NSW.
This week, classes at Rozelle Public School participated in curriculum-linked interactive workshops about waste and
 Each class has learned about how to care for the environment and simple effective things that they can do to protect
and conserve our natural and built environments.
Riki Kochar

We are very excited to announce that our advanced concert band has been selected to perform at the Opera House
on Sunday 27th September with the choir and soloist Luci. What an achievement. Well done to the band and our
wonderful conductor Helen Crimmins.

Well done to the boys who represented Rozelle in the Rugby Union Competition. Rozelle finished runners up in the
Inner West. Congratulations!
Amber Peninton

School photos will be taken on Tuesday 29th September. The photo day was postponed from April due to bad
weather. If you are new to the school your child should receive an order form envelope this week. Please return it to
the class teacher as soon as possible.
                                    COMMUNITY NEWS

Children Mandarin Classes

            2009 Term 3 & 4 Enrolment
                 specially designed for children growing up in Australia.
              small class size; Classes are fun, interactive and nurturing;
        Chinese immersion environment; Student-centred activity based teaching;
                  Focus on communication and literacy development;
                     Using world’s best CSL for children curriculum.
               My First Chinese Reader Class for 7+ year old children
                            Rozelle Public School / Monday
    Phone: Mary Wang (02) 9114 6565/0432 824 388 to Register for Free Trial lesson
                    Different levels Classes are also available in:
                                              North Shore

                                St Basil Church Artarmon     Lindfield Public school

                      Hope Anglican Church Chatswood         Lindfield East public school

                               St Ives North Public School   Gordon Library

                        Turramurra North Public School       Gordon East public school

                                                             Hunters Hill Public School

                  Inner West                                 Rozelle Public School

                                                             Nicholson Street Public School, Balmain

                                                             Balmain Montessori School

                                                             Newington College

                                                             MLC Burwood

                                  Teach a love of Chinese Language & Culture

                                                 N.I.C.E. LEARNING

              NO MORE NITZ - Specialized Head Lice Treatment Salon
              Get rid of Head Lice and their eggs in just 1 hour. Salon
              opening in September 2009. Address: 114 Harris Street
                              CLASS ITEM   UMBRIEL

The Book parade by Bella

                                                     The Planetarium by Ryan

               The Farm by Libby
Fancy dress at the Across The Universe night!
Saturday 22nd August 2009

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