WEBSITE: http://www.manlywest-p.schools.nsw.edu.au EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 99482257 Fax. 9907 0342 Wednesday 24 March, 2010 Term 1, Week 9 From the Deputy’s Desk… Principal’s Report Sydney North Dance Camp Manly West was most successful at last week’s Zone Evie Dainton, Carolina Clemmett Swimming Carnival, winning the overall points score and Kimberley Dwyer spent last trophy. Congratulations to Mr Coombes and Miss Wilson week at Sydney Dance Company who accompanied the team and to all of our swimmers Studios. The girls had the who excelled on the day by either winning an event or opportunity to work with students achieving a ‘personal best’. Good luck to those swimmers across the Northern Sydney who have qualified for the Regional Carnival. Region, talented dance tutors and experience a variety of This Friday trials for Winter P.S.S.A. teams will commence. dance styles such as musical The number of teams and participants is restricted and theatre called Broadway. teacher’s selection is based on specific skills in particular Nominations are now being accepted from students in sports. Wherever possible they will give opportunities to as Years 2-4 & Years 5 -6 interested in attending the 2010 many students as possible; a ‘Netta’ team for beginner Junior State Dance Camps. See Mrs Bernasconi if your netballers is one example. Please discuss the P.S.S.A. child is interested in attending either camp. trials with your child in order to avoid any distress should they miss out. Rock n Roll DANCE-A-THON Tomorrow our hall will be a hive of activity with all students rocking, twisting and Special thanks to Amanda Farrell, Cath Williams and all of jitterbugging to some great 50’s Rock n Roll music. our parents who have been organising our Dance-a-thon. Students need to bring their sponsorship forms, money It should be a colourful event and one that raises and a gold coin with them on the day. substantial funds for student resources. Thanks to all our sponsors. Literacy Recognition Assembly Next week we will be celebrating the achievements and Last night at the P & C meeting, Mrs Bruce presented a efforts of our students at our Literacy Recognition detailed presentation on NAPLAN Testing. The national Assemblies. st tests will be held in May for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, & The 3-6 Assembly will be held on Wednesday 31 March 9. Should you have any queries in regard to these tests in the hall commencing at 11.45am and the K-2 Assembly st please see your child’s class teacher. While the school will be on Friday 1 April in the Hall at 11.45am. Invitations uses the data from the test to plan future programs, the have been sent home to parents today. results do not form part of your child’s assessment that appears on school reports. There is no need to practise for School Environment Committee these tests. Teachers will ensure that all students are We are currently formulating a School Environmental familiar with the requirements. Management Plan (SEMP) and we are looking for parents to join the committee to work with staff and students in a As announced last night, there will no longer be a School variety of areas. If you are interested please contact Miss Council at Manly West. (See President’s Report). I wish to Wilson our Environmental co-ordinator. acknowledge the tremendous effort all representatives have put in over a number of years and particularly thank School Holiday Camps the president, Lindsay Godfrey, parent representatives; NSW Sport and Recreation's action-packed kids' holiday Annie Tufts, Robbi Grady, Greg Hurst & Rhonda Costin; camps are run by experienced and well-qualified teacher representatives Cathryn Lambert, Sue McLean & instructors. It is an opportunity to experience challenging Adrienne Bruce and our community representative, Susan activities, develop self-esteem and make new friends. Find Harriman. I look forward to continuing to work closely with out more at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/kidscamps/index.asp the community in a variety of other areas. Adrienne Bruce Sharon Sands Special Offer- To assist in your child’s education, we will donate 5% of our commission to Manly west Public School from Sales of Property listed as a result of this Newsletter. Diary Dates CANTEEN ROSTER Monday 29 March - Stage 3 Robotics Workshop Monday 29 March – Artist In Residence Festival Week 10 Term 1 Tuesday 30 March – Stage 3 Robotics Workshop th Monday 29th March Tuesday 30 March Wednesday 31March – 3-6 Literacy Recognition Helen Davison AM Carol Blackford AD Assembly at 11.45am in the Hall Sarah Lazarus PM Lucy Lopez PM Wednesday 31March – 1M, 1W & 1K Airport Anne Calabrito PM Victoria Duberdieu PM Excursion Dirk Rossey AM Michelle Martin AM Wednesday 31March – NSW State Swimming st st Carnival Wednesday 31 March Thursday 1 April Jacquie Daddo AD Kate Norbury AM Thursday 1 April– NSW State Swimming Carnival Martine Taylor AM Margi Randell AD Thursday 1 April – K-2 Literacy Recognition Jacqie Nemec PM Kay Manettas AD Assembly at 11.45am in the Hall Sam Lumsdaine PM Eliza O’Sullivan PM Janine Marsden PM CANTEEN CLOSED Student EASTER SPECIAL Achievement 1/4/10 NO LUNCH NO OTHER LUNCH ORDERS Congratulations to our school ORDERS ON THIS DAY merit award recipients for this week. nd FRIDAY 2 April Good Friday CANTEEN CLOSED Mackenzie Green of Class 4L, Rebecca Odell of Bernice Beard AM Class 4/5L and Emma Weiss of Class 4B for Grianne Keany AM collecting 30 School Merit Awards for a School Wendy Dar AM Intermediate Certificate. Fiona Tuedt PM Lucy Henderson of Class 6M for collecting 75 School Kate Scott PM Merit Awards for a School Medallion. . Canteen News School Council President’s Report As you can see next Wednesday we have our Easter special, no other lunch orders will be available on this day. We welcome any helpers to the canteen on Wednesday 31st March as it is one For many years Manly West has operated a School th of our busiest days of the year. Friday 26 March is the last Council with its primary function being to assist the school day you can place an order for the Easter special. If you have in its planning and evaluation, and to support the school in lost your order form, pop in to the canteen for a copy or you can its many endeavours and projects. During this time the print one from the school website, follow links to canteen. School Council has consisted of the School Principal and Thursday 1st April, the canteen will be closed for stock take so Deputy, and teacher, parent and community there will be no lunch orders, morning tea, or any purchases representatives. available from the canteen on Thursday. The dedicated staff at Manly West have extensive extra curricular activities such as sport, dance, music and drama Next term we will be providing items from our winter menu which will be handed out next week for each child to bring home, and as well as ongoing professional development requirements will also be available on the school website very soon. Pasta such as the quality teaching initiative. As a result the Bolognese will be replaced by Sushi and meat pies, Fish and recent teacher position vacancies on the Council were chips will be replaced by Butter Chicken, (made on the premises unable to be filled as constitutionally required in order to using fresh chicken breast), and Chicken Burgers will be replaced allow the Council to continue to operate. by Vegetarian Nachos (made on the premises with our own home As a result of this the School Council has reviewed its made nachos sauce). From term 2 Sushi will only be available for functions such as review and support of the School Thursdays and Fridays as our supplier can only deliver on these Management Plan, The Masterplan and The Annual days. School Report. It is proposed that much of the School If you would like to volunteer at the canteen we have a Council’s role may be achieved through specialised school Wednesday AM (9am – 12pm) available. Please email me at committees. It has been decided to formally dissolve the email@example.com if you are interested. School Council in the expectation that there will continue to be strong parent involvement via these committees and through the P&C. DANCE-A-THON TOMORROW! We would like to acknowledge the positive contribution that many parents, teachers and community OUR FIRST BIG FUNDRAISER FOR 2010 representatives have made to the School Council over the many years. Don’t forget……to bring your sponsorship form, We encourage the parent community to continue to be pledges and a gold coin donation, to dress up in 50’s involved in the planning, evaluation and implementation of gear and, most importantly…to HAVE FUN! School programs and policies through the P&C and other A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL PARENTS, CARERS, committees such as the School Evaluation Committee. TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR YOUR FANTASTIC SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT. Sharon Sands – Principal Lindsay Godfrey – School Council President The Events Committee Sydney North Representatives Congratulations to the following students: Switch off and head to the Cove! Sam Wicks for being selected in the Sydney North Come along to Manly Council’s evening of Earth Hour AFL Team excitement... Max Simons and Corey Browne for being selected th in the Sydney North Rugby League Team. When: Saturday 27 March 2010, 8pm – 9.30pm. Activities: A fire performance (fire-eating, twirling & acrobatics) & African Drumming. UNIFORM SHOP Where: Manly Cove (in between Oceanworld Australia and Manly Ferry Wharf) Remaining opening time for Term 1 is: Why: To celebrate the Earth by supporting action on climate change. Wednesday 31 March 9.00am – 9.30am For more information, contact Manly Council’s Climate There have been a few problems with zips on the blue Change Education & Special Projects officer on 9976 school backpacks. A representative from the company 1654. that supplies them is going to come to the school on the first day of next term, Tuesday 20 April at 9.30am. He will be able to fix any problem zips on the spot. Could District Swimming students leave faulty bags outside the school office on that Last Wednesday 36 swimmers made their morning and I will ensure they are returned to their way to the Warringah Aquatic Centre to classroom (if they have their name and class marked on participate in the Manly District Swimming the bag). Carnival. A huge effort was made by all Liz Troy swimmers as we yet again brought home 0439 463836 the District Championship. Joint Uniform Co-Ordinator Congratulations to all the Manly West District swimmers for representing our school with great team spirit and sportsmanship. You all should be very proud of yourselves LIBRARY NEWS for how you performed and for making it to a District level. Not only did we dominate in the individual events but 3 out of our 4 relay teams won. A huge round of applause for Lilly Hobbs The Snr Girls relay team came first as did both the Jnr (5M), Emma Weiss (4B), Oisin Dermody Girls and Snr Boys teams both setting new District records. (4C), Jasper Daddo (1M), Mia Kha (2P), Abi A huge effort and we wish them all the best for Regional. Troy (4L), Grace Kassel (3S), Caroline As well as winning the carnival overall, we had some Kassel (1W), Ella Ryan (4C), Jamaica Leech standout individual winners who took home the Age (3B), Julia Altenburger (4L), Madi Nicholas Champion for their division. (4L), Nellie Scarrabelotti (3S), Milo Jaggers Jnr Girls District Age Champion – Naomi Scott (5/4L) & Eliot Dainton (5/4L) for completing the 2010 11yr Boys District Age Champion – Oli Boyce Premier’s Reading Challenge! Will your name be here 11yr Girls District Age Champion – Billie Myall and Jemima next week? Stratton Today the following individual swimmers and relay teams Don’t forget that the RSL of Australia are have been out at the Sydney Olympic pool competing in again calling upon Primary students to the Sydney North Swimming Carnival and we look forward enter the “AUSTRALIA MY to hearing their results next week. COUNTRY” Competition. Students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to enter a Naomi Scott Venice Warner Jonah poem, composition, essay, a non-written piece Gerrritsen (e.g. artwork, diorama) or something created using Eliza Wright Lucinda Drinan Harry Chilcott electronic media (e.g. DVD or PPT) on one of the following Billie Myall Aliyah Helu Oli Boyce themes: sacrifice, loyalty, history, service, tradition or pride Jemima Stratton Courtney Sloan Hugo Gerritsen in being Australian. All entries (or photos of entries if too Grace Owen Max Simons Riley Kilpatrick large) must be handed in to me before or by Friday, th May 28 , 2010. 1st prize is a framed certificate presented Well done to all swimmers and a huge thank you to all by the Governor of NSW at a reception at Government parents for your help with transportation and support on nd House plus a cheque for $100, while 2 place winners the day. We could not have done it without you. receive a cheque for $50 and an inscribed certificate from Good luck to all children at Regional and we hope to hear the State Branch. Entry forms and more information on some great results. how to enter are displayed in the library windows. You are thoughtful, creative students, so give it your best go! Regards, Jono Coombes Happy reading, writing and creating, Ellen Swick Sports Coordinator Chatswood Musical Society presents High School Musical 2 On Stage! 4-15 May, 2010 Family Tickets only $99 Zenith Theatre, Chatswood Book online today www.chatswoodmusicals.org Or call 1300 66 22 12 LOST SHOES A near-new pair of black leather school shoes was left at the coloured equipment, th after school, on Monday 15 March. They are Clarks, a Velcro Mary Jane style in a size 12 1/2E. If anyone has found these shoes please contact Juanita on 0434 433 743.hildren! Lost Razor Scooter If you have seen a Razor scooter belonging to Robin Evans of 2M please inform the Office. Last seen on th Thursday,18 March at school.