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EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ENHANCE LEARNING
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ENHANCE LEARNING
Phone: (02) 4421 0422 Monday, March 22, 2010 Term 1, Week 9 Fax: (02) 4423 2728 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home page: http://www.illaroo-p.schools.nsw.edu.au EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ENHANCE LEARNING Y ear Six Canberra looking forward to my first over Dear parents and caregivers Excursion I am very much Unashamedly our first priority at Illaroo Road is the night excursion with year six at Illaroo Road. Canberra is achievement of high standards in the teaching of literacy always a great experience for students because of the and numeracy. This work, however, should always be wide variety of educational attractions available. The enhanced by rich learning experiences in a variety of most significant of these will be the opportunity to visit extra curricular activities such as special days, charity the Electoral Commission and Parliament House. It is work, excursions and sporting events. The strength of our important that our young people learn about our system of extra curricular program has been especially evident as government and how to play an active role in the political we approach the end of term one. The impact of the process. These visits will complement work already following activities on learning and creating a positive completed in class. A special thank you is extended to school culture should never be underestimated. Mr Farquhar, Mrs Faulks and Mrs Wade for their commitment in organising this important learning opportunity. R ide2School Day Success108 students along with an Last Wednesday a total enthusiastic group of teachers celebrated this day by riding safely to and from school. The excitement reached S port Focus we have a significant number of students This week a crescendo with the running of a lunchtime bike rodeo. participating in knock out matches or district trials in In particular the slow bike race was especially cricket, netball and rugby league. Good luck to all competitive. Hopefully the event will encourage our participants. We hope you all perform to the best of your students to continue to lead healthy life styles and ability, play fairly and enjoy the opportunity to participate importantly ride in a responsible and safe way. A special in physical activity as a member of a team. thank you is extended to Mr Lowe for promoting an activity very much enjoyed by all participants. His lunch time riding outfit prompted quite a few positive reactions. Graham Tink Principal H armony Day – Wellalways SRC opportunity to Harmony Day is Done a good celebrate how successful our society has been in embracing cultures from all over the world. As a consequence today it was heart warming to see so many of our students and teachers dressed in a variety of SCHOOL national costumes, or simply in orange, the colour of harmony. Importantly the student representative council ZONE also used the dress up day as an opportunity to raise funds for cancer research. From gold coin donations they raised 8 - 9.30 AM nearly $300. Activities celebrating cultural diversity and 2.30 - 4 PM charity work can play a major role in developing the values and positive attitudes we always like to see displayed by our students. Well done to all who participated. SCHOOL D AY S 40 DATES TO REMEMBER Congratulations to those who received a merit award. March 23rd .................Rugby league trials March 24th ..................South Illawarra netball trials Evie Woods KM Riley Leedham KM Luke Jones KM Haelee Trenerry KA March 25th & 26th .....Year 6 Canberra excursion Taylah Studdert KA Dillan Fox KA March 25th ..................South Illawarra boys & girls Ella Heald KR Caleb Portors KR football trials Kendall Button KR Jacinta Greer KB March 26th ..................District boys & girls hockey Robbie Usher 1B Chanelle Lamb 1S trials Benjamin Rowland 1S Jake Barnes 1S March 29 .....................IRPS cross country carnival Broedy Smith 1B Alicia Boome 1W April 1st ......................K-2 Easter hat parade Zachery Stearns-Lefevre 1W Nataia Cook 1W ....................................Last day of Term 1 Troy Wilson 1C Holly Arnold 1C April 19th ....................Staff development day Caleb Smith Bruce 1C Jordan Walker 2R April 20th ....................Students return to school to Lachlan Leedham 2R Sera Mason 2R commence Term 2 Dale Seymour 2L Molly Brain 2L Nathan Barbera 2L Alex Abello 2B Jarrod Lee 2B Maya Beradi 2B Adam Garlick 2W Jordan Skelton 3M Oliver Woods 3B Georgia Becker 3W Easter Hats Sophie Lane 4M Jordan Border 5M Taylor McCoy 4C James Hamilton 6W Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2 Jordan Murray 5F Tasman Phillips 6D David Carter 6F Children in Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2 will be making their Easter hats at school very soon! Younger children will be helped by their buddies. L7 L8 Please help the children to collect all the things they would like to use to make their hats. They will need to bring in something for the base (box, ice cream These children have completed this level and will now containers, an old hat etc.) and lots of decorations for commence the next level: their hats. Things like silk flowers, tinsel, streamers, coloured paper, small chickens, egg wrappers, stickers, Silver Gumleaf glitter, feather duster feathers, etc. work well. Fred Norrie 2R Please put all these goodies into a bag clearly marked with your Level 6 child’s name and send it into school Heidi Smith 5M, Jade Bridge 5M by Monday 22nd March. Patrick Herbert 5M Thank you, K-2 Teachers Level 7 Jessica Usher 5M Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) Update TPL is a very important aspect of what we do at Illaroo Road Public School. It helps us to stay up to date and to hone our teaching skills. SUPA Club Camp During our Monday afternoon staff meetings since Week Last Saturday and Sunday SUPA club had a camp at 6 we have covered (or will cover before the end of term): Mrs McLean’s house. We had lots of FUN. We played a the new school website; varying spelling assessments; lot of games, had an Easter egg hunt, went bush walking, narrative writing and a minor review of our student lit a campfire, patted a real pet python snake and heaps welfare policy. During our school development day at more fantastic stuff. We had a lot of fun times. We the start of Term 2 we will update our CPR skills, further talked about the true meaning of Easter. develop our expertise with interactive whiteboards and improve our ability to give students hands-on experience We would just like to say a special thank you to in science and technology. Mrs McLean, Mrs Page and Mrs Bristow for organising it all and preparing everything. Bob Lowe By Breeana O’Donnell 4C and Heidi Smith 5M Cross Country: K-2 Easter Hat Parade Monday 29th March is our school cross country carnival for all Year 3-6 students. All students are expected to Thursday 1 April 2010 attend and participate. Parental help is urgently needed on the day for simple jobs such as course officials and Parents, caregivers, grandparents, time keepers. Please add your name to the bottom of the aunts and uncles permission note if you are able to help on the day. are all welcome to hop along to Thank you view our little bunnies! Mrs Jones and Mrs Hanson and Miss Bond Great prizes to be won from the Tennis News: Congratulations to our three Illaroo Road PS boys who Guessing Competition attended the South Coast tennis trials held at Ulladulla At 50c a ticket to be drawn after the Parade. last Wednesday. Justin Pritchard, Dylan O’Mullane and Stevan Ilic all played very well against some great competitors from the South Coast region. None of the Donations of Easter eggs, baskets, cellophane, boys were selected in the team but represented our school tissue paper and ribbons and our district with great distinction. Congratulations will be very much appreciated. boys on a great effort in a tough competition. We look forward to seeing how well our school team does in the Please bring all donations to the School Canteen PSSA knock-out rounds. by Monday 29th March, 2010. Girls Cricket: Good luck will hopefully be with the girls cricket team as they play their very first round in the PSSA cricket knock-out. They will be taking on Berry PS today, so SPANS Survey stay tuned for a full match report in next weeks’ bulletin. Students from KA, KR, 2B, 2/3W, 4C, 4M, 6W and 6D were selected to participate in a health survey being run by the University of Sydney and NSW Health. If you have a student in one of these classes could you please ensure that the survey and permission note is returned as the survey team will be at Illaroo Road tomorrow, Australian Government Assistance Tuesday 23rd March. for National Capital Excursion Re: Year 6 Canberra Excursion Year 6 students from our school will soon be undertaking National Ride2School Day an educational tour of the national capital. While on this tour they will participate in a variety of educational programmes focused on Australia’s history, culture, W hat alast Wednesday. weOne had on Ride2School day wonderful time all hundred and eight heritage and democracy. students and eight staff members rode their bikes to school and parking space was at a premium! Any Year 3 The Australian Government recognises the importance of students who want to ride to school should obtain a bike all young Australians being able to visit their National permission note from the front office or school website, Capital as part of their civics and citizenship education. read the rules with their parents / caregivers and return to To assist you in meeting the cost of the excursion the the front office. Keep fit, ride to school! Australian Government is contributing funding under the T here is with the winner from eachtoregion ofaNSW Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) also an art competition design bike programme toward the travel expenses incurred. This helmet, contribution will be paid directly to the school upon winning a new bike and helmet. This is an activity for completion of the excursion. This subsidy has been children to complete in their spare time at home. Please factored into the cost of the excursion. download the helmet design sheet from the website We would like to thank the Australian Government for www.bicyclensw.org.au If you are unable to do this, their support of this program. interested students can obtain a copy of the template from me this week. The competition closes on Friday 28th We hope that the excursion is a rewarding experience for May 2010. Completed entries can be returned directly to all students. Bicycle NSW or given to me by Friday 21st May 2010. Bruce Farquhar Class Teacher Mr Lowe ICAS Competitions: Last Days for Applications TERM 1, 2010 ROSTER Tuesday 23rd March .............C Snow / D Black Wednesday 24th March ........W Gad / M Jeffs The final day for accepting applications for the UNSW Thursday 25th March ............D Jamieson / R Hazelwood ICAS competitions is next week: Thursday, 1st April. Friday 26th March.................D De Strang / T Harwood There are six competitions: science, computer skills, Monday 29th March..............K Jorgenson writing, maths, English and spelling. All of these competitions are open to Years 3-6. They assess a wide $1.00 Recess Special range of skills across each subject area and give an objective and independent assessment of participating French toast students’ abilities. A reminder to all canteen volunteers that for OH&S At Illaroo Road Public School we are committed to the reasons covered shoes should be worn. development of gifted and talented students and will therefore be encouraging as many children as possible to Thank you Claudeen enter these competitions. Entry for science, computer skills, maths and English will cost $6.00, writing will cost $14.00, and spelling $8.00. If your child is entering all six competitions, the total cost will be $46.00. If you would like your child to participate in any, some or TERM 1, 2010 ROSTER all of these competitions, please complete the entry form Wednesday 24th March ............. A Button / Z Kershaw below, indicating your child’s name, ticking the Friday 26th March ..................... H McGuire / F Bellis appropriate competition boxes and entering the total amount that you have enclosed. The note and money should be returned to your child’s teacher. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact The information presented in “Community Notices” is not necessarily the me at school. views of Illaroo Road Public School Thank you Bob Lowe ‘Splash & Dash’ Aquathon – Huskisson: Deputy Principal Sunday 18th April 2010 will see the inaugural ‘Splash & Dash’ for kids. A 50m swim and 750m run for 7-9 years and 150m swim and 2km run for 10-12 years. Kids can enter as individuals or as a team, with longer events on University of NSW ICAS the day for mums and dads. Enter online at Competitions www.eliteenergy.com.au or call 44229000 during business hours for full details. COOSH Cambewarra Out Of School Hours: I would like my child …………………………………… Vacation program 6th - 19th April 2010 from 7.00am to 6.00pm. Lots of fun, art and craft activities, sport, games of class…………...….to participate in the following and excursions. For Bookings or more information NSW ICAS Competitions: phone the centre on 0419487660. City Hockey Club: Competition Sitting Date Cost Please Registrations are now been taken for the season. For tick more information contact Jo-Anne Gibson on Computer Skills Tue 25 May $6.00 0413314759 or Tracey Apperley on 0413956795. Science Wed 9 June $6.00 Football (soccer) Clinics: Southern NSW Football will be conducting clinics for Spelling Tue 22 June $8.00 boys and girls aged from 7-12 years during the April Writing Tue 22 June $14.00 school holidays. Please contact George on 44220300 or email@example.com for further information. Maths Tue 17 August $6.00 For Sale: English Tue 3 August $6.00 Clarinet and stand $150.00. Please contact Jenny Woods on 44236575. I have enclosed a total of $........................................... for Shoalhaven Multicultural Group: the competitions that I have ticked above. An invitation is extended to the public to celebrate Harmony Day at their annual dinner on 27th March at Bomaderry RSL Club. For further details phone Signed ………………………………………………..….. Illawarra Multicultural service, the Nowra or East Nowra Parent/Caregiver Neighbourhood Centre on 44215077 or 44221299.
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