Ryde Public School
Street Address: Pope St, Ryde NSW Australia 2112
Telephone: 9809 3181 Fax: 9808 2732
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Calendar – Dates would like to congratulate our students on their National
Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy
(NAPLAN) results that are outstanding in all aspects.
Many thanks must go to our dedicated teaching staff for
the many hours of work above and beyond the daily
face-to-face teaching times. Their work, with the support
of all our families, has ensured that our students
continue to excel in all areas of the K-6 Curriculum as
well as in the areas of sport, performing arts, technology
A huge, thank you to Julian and Susan Sykes for the
most amazing graphic presentation skills in our 2008
Annual School Report. We think you are just amazing!
Week 9 Monday 22 June
MOVE OVER SUPER NANNY!
Tuesday 23 ICAS Spelling Test & Super Nanny
Program begins Wouldn’t we all like to adopt Jo Frost
th ‘The Supernanny’?
Wednesday 24 SRC Mufti Day
Instead, we can adopt her principles.
Thursday 25 O.C. Festival of Music What’s acceptable and what’s not.
Let’s bring the joy back into parenting!
Week 10 Monday 29th June
Monday 29 P&C Meeting P&C Meeting 5:00 pm
Tuesday 30 Choir at Marsden High School & You are invited to attend a parenting
workshop called „Move over Supernanny‟,
Super Nanny Program
based on the popular television program “The
Wednesday 1 July Musica Viva Concert Supernanny”. The presenter for this 2 week
workshop is Cathie Green. Cathie is the eldest
of eight children and the mother of four. She
was trained in behavioural management
TERM 3 Tuesday 28th July –students strategies when she worked with children
with disabilities, and is a popular and
engaging speaker. Parents who have
attended this course have found it to be
very helpful and enjoyable.
Annual School Report rd
Dates: Tuesday 23 June & Tuesday 30 June,
Attached to this newsletter is 2009.
a copy of our school‟s 2008 Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Annual School Report. This Where: Meet outside the staffroom
report outlines the many Thank you, hope to see you there.
successes our students, staff
and parents have achieved Heather Wishart - Student Welfare Worker
over the past twelve months. I
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Ryde Public School Carnivale Positive Behaviour for Engagement in
This year the school is involved in a major initiative
occurring in Northern Sydney Region schools. The
PBEL program aims to improve behaviour and learning
outcomes by participating schools carefully examining
their own values and rules, procedures and practices in
relation to discipline. It relies heavily on an educational
approach to teaching students the right behaviour, rather
than a punitive approach. The first step in the process
has been completed. Our school team has reviewed our
school values statements. Our three key themes are:
RESPECT FOR LEARNING – RESPECT FOR SELF –
RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND ENVIRONMENT
Over the next few weeks we will be discussing the rules
th with students and getting them to decide what each rule
When: Wednesday 19 August
What: Carnivale – a celebration of our school and our looks like in the different settings around the school e.g.
cultural heritage. what does respect for learning look like when you do
your homework? I will keep you informed of progress.
Children will be asked to wear costumes or wear
symbols to represent their cultural heritage
The quadrangle will be decorated and there will School Reports Cards
be a parade where cultural groups will be able to School reports are now well and truly under way – and
show a national dance or song will be due to come to you
Children will be able to taste food from different on Monday 6 July. I
countries would encourage you and
your child to read his/her
Parents we need your help preparing food, report together taking time
decorating the quadrangle and assisting on the day. to discuss areas of
Please help us. strengths and identifying
any areas needing
To date we have volunteers from these cultural groups - additional effort or
Chinese, German, Australian and Pacific Islands. We consolidation.
have many cultural groups/languages represented at our
school including Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, It is important to recognise the effort that has been
Dutch, Filipino/Talagog, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, displayed towards learning. Report time should not be
Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Indian, Spanish, an anxious time but a time for all involved in your child‟s
Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. We will help form groups education to reflect on his/her progress and to set new
of parents to work as teams. and achievable goals for the remainder of this year.
Parents please complete the form and return to Ms Please show your appreciation if your child is doing their
Barltrop. We invite you to join in the fun of the best. This will build their self esteem and lead them to
Carnivale. achieve even greater results next term.
Name: During Term 3 we will be holding parent teacher
interviews as part of our ongoing reporting process. I
Contact phone: hope that many of you will be able to avail yourself of
this opportunity. An initial note will be sent out during the
Child’s name: first week of Term 3.
Child’s class: Update on Human Swine Influenza
The NSW Health Department has advised the
Cultural group: Department of Education there are 70 confirmed cases
of human influenza in NSW, and still no confirmed cases
How you can help: of community transmission. This is not the case in
Victoria. Despite the best efforts of all involved, there is
widespread community transmission of the virus in
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Melbourne with the number of confirmed cases that schools are on inclosed land and therefore no one
increasing rapidly. It is due to the changing situation in should be playing, riding bikes or scooters in the
Victoria that NSW Health has announced that children grounds out of hours - especially in the car park. Many
who have travelled to greater metropolitan Melbourne staff at Ryde Public School arrive early and leave late so
after June 3rd, will be required to stay away from the car park is always in use. Parents, I know that you
school for seven days after their return to NSW. This will support the school‟s emphasis on our students‟
is the same policy that we have had in place for safety by reminding your child of safe play and safe
overseas travellers returning from countries affected by areas for riding of bikes. Your cooperation is very much
human swine influenza. This advice will need to take appreciated.
effect immediately and parents are requested to keep
these students separate from the general school KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS 2010
population for period of seven consecutive days. This Ryde Public School prides itself in delivering quality
exclusion from school will allow time for any illness programs to students in a warm, caring learning
related to that travel to develop, and for prompt environment. Our teachers are professional, caring and
assessment and treatment to commence. committed to teaching students a broad and balanced
If the person remains well after seven days they can curriculum across the key learning areas (KLAs). We
return to school. If your family is affected by this and you pride ourselves on catering for the individual learning
are keeping your children at home, would you please needs of all children. If your child is turning 5 before 31
notify the school immediately. Thanks again for your July 2009 they can enrol at Ryde Public School for 2009.
cooperation. I will continue to keep all families up to date Please collect an enrolment form from the office and
with relevant information. return as soon as possible. Proof of age will be required.
If you know of children turning 5 and not in this area, but
School Development Day who are interested in attending Ryde Public School,
The first day of Terms 1, 2 & 3 are traditionally set aside have the parents contact the school to arrange
as School Development Days (pupil free days) for all enrolment.
public schools in New South Wales. The next School
Development Day will be held on Monday 27th July, the
first day of next term. Ryde Public School families have
always been supportive of such opportunities for staff
professional development and we appreciate the If you see something happening on the school site that
cooperation. concerns you please ring the following number and give
Our Agenda for the day will include: the details to the Department of Education and Training
Security Unit, 24 hours a day, on
Digital Natives – The 21 Century Learner
Creating digital stories 1300 880 021
Teaching and learning with Smartboards
Normal lessons will resume on Join us for the P&C Meeting: Monday 29th
Tuesday 28th July 2009 June 5:00pm Staffroom
The P&C is open to all parents of students attending the
School Times school and all citizens within the school community. We
Thank you to the parents who have responded to our promote the interests of the school by bringing parents,
request that all students be at school by 8.55 am each citizens, students and teaching staff into close co-
morning. There has been a noticeable reduction in the operation, and by raising funds to provide facilities and
number of latecomers and classes are generally able to equipment for the school.
commence on time, with little disruption. However, it is of
a concern that a number of children are being left at Helping your child with –
school well before 8.30 am, especially at this time of the
year when the mornings are so brisk! Parents are measuring volume and mass
reminded that playground supervision begins at 8.30 Children‟s early experiences with measurement will
am. I encourage parents to give this matter often be based on their observations of you as parents.
consideration so that we can provide every student the Watching mum or dad measure and pour ingredients for
safest and most comfortable arrangements available. a recipe or weigh items at the fruit shop will often
become part of play in the following days.
Safety Reminder – Car Parks How do children learn to measure volume and
Please help keep all our students safe by NOT walking
through the staff car park AT ANY TIME. Car parks are
Children initially develop an understanding of
not an area where our children can be guaranteed
measurement through comparing objects. They may
safety. Please use alternate entrances when you are
hold up two toys and say one is heavier or lighter than
dropping off or picking up your child. Also, a reminder
the other or look at two glasses and say one has more
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water in it than the other. Soon after, they begin to Play on a see-saw and talk about how to make
compare more than two objects. the see-saw go up, down or balance.
Children need to play with a variety of materials and
containers for filling, packing and pouring before they
IMPORTANT - RYDE PUBLIC
can move to using formal units such as kilograms and SCHOOL P&C NEWS
grams. They need to understand how things can be THE RYDE CANTEEN HAS
packed together to fill a container and which materials BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE
are better for packing.
Unfortunately Ryde Public School
What can you do at home? Canteen cannot continue under the present
Give your child different sized plastic cups and a arrangement and is likely to close at the end of this Term
large plastic container to play with in the bath. and not re-open in Term 3. The canteen has not been
Encourage your child to guess how many of operating at a profit and in fact made a loss in 2008 and
each cup will be needed to fill the container. the figures are not looking any better for this year. We
Talk about how many cups or teaspoons of each wish to extend our sincerest thanks to Ms Sylvia
ingredient are used in a recipe when you are Contreras for her many years of service and effort.
Encourage your child to pack away their own If the canteen closes, it will not only inconvenience
toys and books. Talk about how things will fit students, parents and staff but also means the P&C will
better depending on the way they are stacked or lose a valuable source of revenue. We would like to
placed. apologise to the school community for any
Make a sandpit from a large plastic tub so your inconvenience. If any parents are interested in
child can fill various containers with sand. volunteering to maintain the canteen, please contact the
Sieves, colanders, plastic spoons and bottles, P&C Executive - Alice Khatchigian 0412644514, Annette
old margarine tubs and funnels are useful Hawken 0400 144 611 or Meredith Morris 0425223729
equipment for sand play. as soon as possible. If any local companies wish to
Count how many cups of dry pasta or popcorn tender please contact the School on 9809 3181.
are needed to fill a bowl.
Talk about how much you can hold in your hand.
Compare how many marbles or small rocks you
can hold to the number your child is able to hold. This is the season of colds, flu and general unwellness
and unfortunately we are seeing quite a few children
Collect a variety of different sized boxes.
presenting to school who really should not be here. If
Encourage your child to see if they can fit the
your child is unwell, they really should stay at home to
boxes inside each other. Talk about which box is
make a full recovery - and if there are sniffles about
the best to start with and why.
(especially after all of the Whooping Cough cases
Fill a shoe box by stacking with blocks, one
around Sydney) parents should be visiting their GP. We
layer at a time. Count how many blocks were
will always call parents when children are sick, but
needed for the first layer and then build more
please keep your child home if you know they are
unwell. Reinforcing good hygiene practices with blowing
“Hefting” is the balancing of an object in each noses, disposing of tissues and washing hands regularly
hand and deciding which is the heavier or will also go a long way to helping keep everyone healthy
lighter. This is a good way for children to at home and at school.
compare the weight of objects.
Drop different objects into a bucket of water or Mr J. Mularczyk - Principal
the bath to see which makes the biggest splash.
Talk about why some things made a bigger SRC MUFTI DAY
splash than others. On Wednesday 24 June 2009 the SRC Committee will
Show your child how you use kitchen scales to be holding a Mufti Day to raise funds to purchase an
measure ingredients. „outside notice board‟. Students need to make a GOLD
Have your child weigh themselves on bathroom COIN donation to participate on Mufti Day.
scales. Weigh other family members and family
pets. YEAR 6 MINI FETE
Talk about how much your child weighed when Thursday, 2 July is the Year 6 Mini-Fete.
he or she was born. Now would be a great time to clean out your cupboards
Show where the weight of goods is recorded on of any surplus games, DVDs or toys (in good condition),
food packets. for the White Elephant Stall.
Have your child help you weigh items when Any donations can be given to Mr Carruthers or Mrs
grocery shopping. Pocknall at the 9am morning assembly.
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THE ADVERTISEMENTS PLACED IN THIS
NEWSLETTER ARE NOT NECESSARILY ENDORSED
BY THE SCHOOL
2009 NATIONAL CHINESE EISTEDDFOD
Congratulations to Rachel Liang and Millicent Jiang who
both received excellent results in the 2009 National
Chinese Eisteddfod held recently.
Rachel received first place in the 4 – 6 year age group
and Millicent second place in the 7 – 9 year age group.
Congratulations to the following students who have been TIGERS
presented with an Achievement Award for earning five BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CLUB
Ryde Rewards: SPRING/SUMMER REGISTRATION
KMG Jenaya Cheer, Eric Dai, Nicholas Karac-
Season commences September 2009
Branezac Baseball: Males and Females Ages 6 up to 50+
KS Soul Paredes, Elijah Watson, Eric Xu, Arion Softball: Females Ages 5 up to 50+
JA Maysaa Ghamraoui, Pearline Hovsepian, THURSDAY EVENING 2 July 2009
Brush Park Bowling Club (Cnr Marsden Road and Rutledge Road)
Jessica Wu, Darrel Chia, Filip Nikic, Felix Sun 6pm to 9pm
JD Jessie Wu, Alexander Chen, Dylan Nand, OR
Andrew Li SUNDAY MORNING 5 July 2009
JT Brina Catania, Natalie Issaian, Neyza Malik, Cox Park (Evans Road, Carlingford)
10am to 12pm
Kaitlyn Ngo, Teena Zhang, Jeremy Ding, David Baseball contact: Roger Campbell on 0407 946 019
Ryan, Tyberius Seeto Softball contact: Graeme Stewart
MM Anita Karac-Branezac, Nazeef Hassan, Avelyn On 9868 2419
Shi Registration Forms and further information available on our website
MA Nikki Apostol
MB Dewa Mangal, Jasmin Mitrovic, William Dong,
Eric Fan, Oliver Guan, Kevin Guo, Gerald
Huang, Liam McKay, Waleed Sulaman, Michael STARS
Yang Sports, Singing and Dancing in the school holidays in
SMT Kevin Zou, Millicent Jiang, Lemuel Dungo, Marsfield.
Ethan Fisher Dates: Monday 13/7/2009 – Friday 24/7/2009
SA Derek Sun Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
SPL Shalon Kumar, Jonathan Gu For further information please call Andrew Hill on 0418
SC Jonte McMillan 406 921 or email: www.STARStv.com.au
SN Maneesha Gopalan, Shakila Hassani Ghezelchi,
Jessica Lu, Harry Josephson, Lucas Photiou,
Joshua Zhuo BOOK SALE
St. Michaels Mission Society is holding a Book Sale to
COMMUNITY NEWS raise fund for the Michaelite Missions in Papua New
Guinea. There will be lots of children‟s books and young
NORTHERN SYDNEY CENTRAL COAST NSW adult fiction as well as novels, videos, poetry, cookery,
HEALTH craft, history, parenting, gardening and lots more.
Parenting Courses and Workshops are again being held Devonshire Tea will also be available.
from 10 August through till 26 August 2009. Where: Holy Spirit School Hall, 191 Cox‟s Road, North
The courses available are: Ryde
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2009
Communicating with Kids Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Communicating with Teens
and Workshops for Parents.or further information or a
brochure please call: 9887 5830
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CITY OF RYDE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY
The winter school holiday program is packed full of fun
for 5-12 year olds. This service is available to families
who live or work in the Ryde Local Government Area.
The program includes four awesome excursions. There
will also be heaps of great guests visiting the centres as
well as lots of fun days filled with activities.
The enrolment form is available at:
Bookings will be opens from 13 June 2009.
Closing date will be 3 July 2009.
School Holiday period is 13 – 24 July 2009.
For further enquiries contact Amanda El-Bayeh on 9952
8307 or firstname.lastname@example.org