Quality education, excellence, opportunities – a foundation for the future Wollongong West Public School Phone: 02 42292096 Email: wollongwst- Crown Street Fax: 02 42265057 email@example.com West Wollongong 2500 P & C Email: Website: http://www.wollongwst- Principal: Mrs Cathy Reade firstname.lastname@example.org p.schools.nsw.edu.au Issue 14: Term 2 Week 3 14 May 2008 Thursday are asked to bring along a gold coin donation. The Coming Events money raised will go to Stewart House. Stewart House supports public school students across the state by providing 2 week stays Week 3 National Testing of Year 3 & 5 students in Sydney for students identified by their schools as needing some extra assistance for a wide range of reasons. Please support this Thurs 15 May Year 3 & 5 Numeracy Test very worthy cause. Mufti Day to raise money for Stewart House Fri 16 May PSSA Sport commences K – 6 Netball Clinic Week 4 Event – Year 5 & 6 Camp The Illawarra District Netball Association is running two days of Mon 19 May Student Leadership Forum clinics at our school for students K – 6. The first day is Wednesday 28 May, followed by Wednesday 11 June. Special presentation at Glengarry Cottage Wed 21 – Fri 23 Year 5 and 6 Camp On these days students will participate in a 1 hour session where May netball skills will be taught and practised. Students will be working in small groups with qualified coaches. These clinics are free and Thurs 22 May STRIKE – No teacher supervision we appreciate the support provided by the Illawarra District Netball Big School Expo Association. Fri 23 May OC Class applications returned Week 5 Education Week Year 5 & 6 Camp Students in Years 5 and 6 are heading off to camp next week at Mon 26 May Eco Citizen’s Excursion for 4/5W and 6AB Port Hacking. Everyone is getting excited about the canoeing, Wed 28 May K – 6 Netball Clinic sailing, archery, abseiling, billycart design and making, bushwalking and so on. Have a great time at camp and represent Thurs 29 May University of NSW Science Competition our school well. Doing Things Together Day Smiths Hill HS Expo Night Leadership Forum Fri 30 May Regional Excellence Awards Presentation School leaders – Ethan, Charisse, Conner and Kuer, will be Movie Night attending a Student Leadership Forum on Monday 19th May at the Opportunity Class 2009 Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. They will be working through activities to increase leadership skills with students from many other Opportunity class placement provides intellectual stimulation and schools in the area. an educationally enriched environment for academically gifted and talented children in Years 5 and 6. Each year students in Year 4 They are sure to come back with lots of ideas to share with the can apply for a place at the Opportunity Class at Wollongong SRC representatives who are our class leaders. Public School for Years 5 & 6. If your child is academically gifted and talented and is currently in Year 4 you may like to consider completing an application for this class in 2009. Application packages are now available at the front office and completed applications are to be returned to school no later than Friday 23 May. Strike Action The NSW Teachers Federation has organised a strike day for next Thursday 22nd May. All teachers of Wollongong West Public School have decided to support this action. Therefore all families are asked to keep their children at home on the day as there will be no teachers at school to supervise PSSA Sport students. Please make alternative arrangements for your children Students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are encouraged to participate in on the day. PSSA Sport this term. The sport program commences this Friday and will continue on Friday mornings for the rest of the term, Mufti Day weather permitting. Sports for this term are soccer, rugby league This Thursday we are having a mufti day to raise much needed and netball. Notes are to be returned to Mr Akhurst – Boys Rugby funds for Stewart House. Students who wear mufti to school on League, Mrs Weaver – Senior Girls Soccer and Ms Waddell – Issue 14: Term 2 Week 3 14 May 2008 Last Week’s Awards Being Allergy Aware means… Principal’s Awards Awareness Angus, John, Krissy, Telisha Take severe allergies seriously. Food allergies are real and Encouragement Awards involve the body’s immune system. Libby, Liam, Dylan, Milly Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and can be life threatening. Playground Awards 1-2% of Australians have some type of food allergy. 1 in 20 Chelsea, Kane, Libby, Mel, Matthew, Liam, Tanieka children and 1 in 100 adults have an allergy that could be life threatening. Assembly Award The most common triggers of anaphylaxis are food, insect and 3C medication. Eight foods cause 90% of food induced allergic Environment Award reactions. Peanut, tree nuts, egg, milk, fish, shellfish, sesame and soy. 6AB Avoidance Merit Awards Allergen minimisation is only one part of a multi pronged Arok Mamer, Liam Edwards, Caleb Morice, Dylan Kramer, approach to allergy management. Janna, Chloe, Montell, Branden, Libby, Angus, Children with food allergy should be discouraged from sharing Michael Kane, Fintan, Lachlan, any food whilst in care or at school until they are old enough to Kento, Athena, Liam, Jessica read labels and make decisions on food safety themselves. Bronze Awards Read food ingredient labels before consuming packaged items. Ned, Daniel, Jonathan Junior Girls Netball before Friday. The cost of the bus each week When eating out, ask questions of the food service staff and is $5 and this is to be handed to the organising teachers each chef before placing your order and if not sure, do not eat. Friday. Be aware of cross contamination during food preparation and Students not attending PSSA sport will participate in sporting serving. activities at school. Action Big School Expo Become familiar with the signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. Do you know any families in the area with preschool children who will be starting Kindergarten in 2009? If so, please let them know Front line emergency care for an anaphylactic reaction in the about the Big School Expo on Thursday 22nd May at the community setting is adrenaline via an auto injector known as Wollongong Golf Club commencing at 7.00 pm. More details can the EpiPen. be found at the end of this newsletter. Learn the simple steps on how to administer the EpiPen. I you’ve been prescribed an EpiPen ensure you carry an th Anaphyliaxis Action Plan with your EpiPen wherever you go. Awards to be Presented at this Week’s Assembly – 16 May Visit www.allergy.org.au or www.allergyfacts.org.au for an Anaphylaxis Action Plan. Bronze Awards Cody, Rojan, Judith , Connor, Jahni, Conner Have you checked out the web site yet? Sharlene Poljasevic has Assembly done a lot of work to let you know what is going on at school. Assembly leaders this week are Jessica and Mel. The class item Take a look… www.wollongwst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au this week is by 2M. Thank you so much for all the wonderful helpers who made the cross country BBQ such a successful day. We made approx Cathy Reade Principal $1300. EdAlive Software Mother’s Day Raffle Winners Leaflets for EdAlive Software have been handed out with today’s 1st Marcel Drucker Collection, Interchangeable Watch- newsletter. Montell Last ever $10 CSP deal offer Leaflet. Please return order to school 2nd Hoggs Breath Café $40.00 Vouchers -Emily by 5th June 2008. 3rd Bottle of wine and wine glasses –Ege 4th Allgro Red Tote Bag –Nikola Lost Property 5th Picnic Basket – Emily 6th DevonPort Knife Company-5 piece knife set with chopping Please check for any lost property. If items are not collected within board – Sophia 2 weeks clothing will be donated to charity. Money raised to date $12,325 For Your Information Provision of programs that foster leadership, values and social responsibility. Issue 14: Term 2 Week 3 14 May 2008 Kelly Judd Allergies/Asthma, behaviour disorders, sleep problems, ear, nose, P&C President and throat problems, digestive problems recurrent infection, skin disorders. Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Iridology, Natural Fertility. Alternative health care For women, men and children Sydney Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo 1/39 Princes Highway, Woonona Phone : 0422 911 757 The Sydney Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo is on 16 to 18 May at the Sydney Showground Dome, Sydney Olympic Park. There are a small number of free tickets for this event available at the office. Big School Expo For parents and carers of 2009 school starters. Find out how to give your child the best possible start to school by coming along to your local big school expo. Talk to teachers and principals form your local school, and get some helpful hints and tips from educators and health professionals on the night. Date: Thursday 22nd May Time: 7.00 pm Place: Wollongong Golf Club Corrimal Street Wollongong RSVP to Kath Smith Transistion to School Project Officer Illawarra Children’s Services Phone: 4283 9947 Email: email@example.com Opportunity ‘C’ Class 2009 Parents of gifted and talented children currently in Year 4 in Wollongong, North Wollongong and Shellharbour district schools are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday, May 20 2008 at 7.00pm at Wollongong Public School. A Year 5 Opportunity ‘C’ Class will be formed in 2009 for gifted and talented students who are in Year 4 in 2008. For more information phone Harold Cosier on 42289120. P7 Peerless Sevens Inc. Will present an evening session for parents with pre-teen children on “How to Avoid illicit substances.” Monday 19th May 2008, 7pm. Illawarra Multicultural Services - 27 Atchison Street, Wollongong. Athletics Wollongong Athletics Wollongong will run free coaching clinics on the 1st of June. Events: Sprints, Long-jump. High jump, shot put and discus. When: 1st of June 10.30am – 12.30pm Free BBQ Lunch Where: Beaton Park Athletic Tract Cost entry: $2.20 Children $3.90 Adults RSVP: Phil 0400 385 611 Web: athleticswollongong.org.au Herbal Healing Centre John Taylor Herbalist Provision of programs that foster leadership, values and social responsibility.