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Principal: Judy Hamilton Jeffries Street GOWRIE ACT 2904 Deputy Principal: Jason Walmsley Telephone (02) 62057822 Executive: Karen Farrell Facsimile (02) 62057825 Visit Gowrie online at: Board Chair: Jane Dickenson P & C President: Leah Smith www.gowrieps.act.edu.au email@example.com Issue 31, 2010 Term 4 – Week 1 13th October 2010 TERM DATES 2010 Term 4 11 October to 17 December TERM DATES 2011 Term 1 7th February to 15th April Term 2 2nd May to 8t h July Term 3 25th July to 30t h September Term 4 17th October to 21st December NOTE: 2011 student’s commencement days: Kindergarten and new students: Monday 7th February 2011 All continuing students: Tuesday 8th February 2011 AFTER SCHOOL CARE – YMCA Program 3.00pm – 6.00pm daily Contact Numbers YMCA Office: 62300165 Mobile Contact After 2.30pm: 0404635730 *** We are an Approved Service for Child Care Benefits *** WHAT’S ON TERM 4! WEEK 1 Thursday 14th October ACT Track and Field WEEK 2 Monday 18th October PIPS Testing Week commences th Tuesday 19 October Weetbix Triathlon Talk 2.30pm – Hall th Wednesday 20 October Preschool Photos st nd Thursday 21 – 22 October Year 3/4 Camp Friday 22nd October Preschool Photos Book Club order due WEEK 3 Monday 25th October Board Meeting 5.30pm P&C Meeting 7.00pm Tuesday 26th October Assembly 2.30pm Friday 29th October Year 5 Combined Band 9.00am WEEK 4 Tuesday 2nd November Years 3 / 4 Assembly 2.30pm Thursday 4th November Years 5 / 6 Debating 10.00am Friday 5th November WALKATHON WEEK 5 Tuesday 9th November Yamba Assembly 2.30pm Thursday 11th November Remembrance Ceremony 10.30am WEEK 6 Tuesday 16th November 1/2W – 2C Assembly 2.30pm WEEK 7 Monday 22nd November Scripture in Schools commences Tuesday 23rd November Walkathon Prize Assembly Thursday 25th November Kindy Information Night 6.00pm KidsMatter Transition Info Night WEEK 8 Tuesday 30th November Kinder / Year 1 Assembly 2.30pm Wednesday 1st December Preschool Info Night 6.30pm nd Thursday 2 December Carol’s Night WEEK 9 Tuesday 7th December Preschool Parent Breakfast Thursday 9th December Preschool Parent Breakfast WEEK 10 Tuesday 14th December Preschool Xmas Party Wednesday 15th December Year 6 Dinner 6.00pm Thursday 16th December Preschool Xmas Party Message from the Principal Dear Parents and Carers, Walkathon Welcome back to our final term for 2010. Term 4 is already shaping up to be an exciting and busy time. One of the activities planned for this term is our Walkathon on Friday 5 th November at Fadden Pines starting at 12pm. The walkathon is not only an important fundraising activity but also a fun whole school event. Last year we raised an amazing $3,000 which was used to purchase valuable literacy and numeracy resources. Students will be asked to raise sponsorship for the laps they walk. A reward for this will be a raffle ticket for each $5.00 raised. Yesterday your child received a sponsorship form. Please keep these forms at home and return them with any money raised by Friday November 16th. Prizes will be drawn at a special assembly at the end of the term. We are asking local businesses for any donations, so if you have a business or would like to make a donation we would be extremely grateful. We have already had a number of prizes donated, these include, a signed Brumbies football, dinner vouchers for Hogs Breath and the Burns Club, a Body Shop gift voucher, a sun lounge from Bunnings, Rock Climbing sessions, books, paint sets and lots more. A huge thank you to these businesses for their generous support of our school community! We are also looking for parent helpers on the day. If you are available to lend a hand please fill out the form on the back of today’s Gazette. Kindergarten 2011 As we approach the end of the year we are starting to make preparations for our new kindergarten students. A reminder that there will be an Information Night for parents of 2011 Kindergarten students on Thursday 25 th November at 6pm in the Gulla Gulla unit. The information session should take no more than one hour as we explain arrangements such as school uniform, voluntary contributions, book packs, curriculum and what the first few weeks at school will be like. A school brochure will be handed out on the night and time will be available for questions and answers. PIPS The second assessment in the Primary Indicators in Primary School program to assess the early literacy and numeracy skills of our kindergarten children will commence next week. PIPS results are a part of a wide range of assessment information collected by teachers. Together they provide parents/carers with an extensive picture of a kindergarten child’s learning and progress. If you need more information please speak to your child’s teacher. Staff This term we welcome Andrew Jacobson to the role of acting School Leader C. Jason Walmsley continues in his role as acting School Leader B while we await the finalisation of Chris Jones’ transfer to Monash. We are fortunate to have such talented and committed staff to step into these important roles. I would like to thank Karen Farrell, who has acted in the role of SLC for the past 12 months for her contribution to the students and school. Among her many talents Karen has been dedicated to implementing the KidsMatter initiative, developing strong partnerships with parents and the community and embedding science and environmental programs at the school. Karen has been an invaluable support to me in my first year as Principal at Gowrie and I look forward to working closely with her in the future. Happy sponsorship hunting! Judy Hamilton Principal Merit Awards MERIT AWARDS TERM 3 WEEK 10 Yamba Naten Zontanos KM Olivia Bateup Tom Long K1/C Claudia Costello Steph Winnett 1/2W Noah Roberts Ryan Crossling Ruby O’Hart 2C Jordan Shaw Connor McNaught Alex Lawton 3/4D Max Whitely Isaac Turl Lauren Thomas Jarrod Bacon 3/4H Max Parker Rhiannon Doecke Madi Dalton Ken Chaiwan Chloe Leitch 5/6S Maikeli Dalituicama – Citizenship Award GOWRIE CUP Bailey Karjalainen Teylar Ross NATIONAL ANTHEM AWARDS Ashlee Kirkland Christine Britten Bowen West Aiden Cook Emily Cook Griff Davis Maggie Alexander Will Peisley Chelsea March Riley Williams CHIEF MINISTERS CHALLENGE AWARDS Nathan Foley Connor Hawthorn Jessie McIntosh Blake Ruffy-Welsh Angus Long Sarah Stevens Jackson Miller Tommy Whitely Adam Langdon Brittany Hughes Reece Bacon Ryan Crossling Noah Roberts Kayden Dunne Kyle Hunt Kaine Walters Ruby Alexander Shianne Fliedner Hayden Reid Saige Hancox Jasmine Turl Ashley Dunne Olivia Allum Eliza Bindoff Jed McGrath-Sinclair Cameron Shaw Hannah Ford Poom Chaiwan Holly Stevens Max Parker Ken Chaiwan Misty Pocknall Kane McMillan Ashlee Kirkland Nathan Morton Madison Dalton Brodie Widdowson Angus Greene Holly Hancox Christine Britten Sinead Broadbent Elise Johnston Max Whitely Chloe Vozella Emily Cook Brandon Moro Brendan Gray Hayden Kelly Teagan Dewson Taylor Morrison Chloe Browne Curtis Weatherburn Maikeli Dalituicama Malianna Dalituicama Shaydn Abel Jarrod Bacon Brigitte Ford MERIT AWARDS TERM 4 WEEK 1 KM Chloe Brown Ayesha Holmes K/1C Ella Thompson Dimity Bloomfield 1/2W Kyle Hunt Kayden Dunne 2C James McIntosh Teylar Ross 3/4D Jessie McIntosh Josh Winnett 3/4H Kane McMillan Chloe Leitch 5/6B Reece Bacon Ruby Alexander 5/6S Jayden Brown Hayden Reid NATIONAL ANTHEM AWARD Rachael Batchelor Misty Pocknall Austin O’Hart Lucas Bernicke-McMillan Shadyn Abel Ayesha Holmes Eliza Bindoff Chloe Batchelor Jackson Miller Faisel Al-Mdwali Kyle Wood Mrs Hamilton Well Done List Nathan Foley Rhianon Doecke Brigitte Ford Tarek Hijazi Shaydn Abel Tanner Callinan James Greatbanks Aidan Cook Sinead Broadbent Lachlan Rose Cody Hunt Lauren Thomas Angus Greene Chloe Leitch Jack Toal Grace Batchelor School News BOOK CLUB Here it is again and what an exciting one it is. There are many wonderful books and lots of bargains. Due date: Friday 22nd October 2010 Keep on reading! Lambrigg 3/4 CAMP TO WARRAMBUI Just a reminder that there are 8 sleeps until camp! We are all starting to get excited! Yesterday all students received the itinerary and a list of items needed. Also if you indicated any medical condition and didn't fill out an Emergency Treatment Plan, one has been sent home for you to complete. Please return these forms to school by this Friday 15th October. Final instalment payments to be made to the front office by this Friday 15 th October. If you have any questions about camp please see your child's teacher. Thank you Liz and Sharon From The Board Your Board Representatives are: Board Chair: Jane Dickenson Parent Representative: Tania Arnold Parent Representative: Michelle Reardon Preschool Representative: Bridget McNeilly Teacher Representative: Jason Walmsley Teacher Representative: Karen Farrell P & C News Board P & C Meetings next week: Meeting arrangements: P&C th Monday 25 October 7.00pm Board th Monday 25 October 5.30pm As you know, we have been trialling running the Canteen 1 day a week for the last two terms. We have seen a great amount of support from the parents, children and the staff at the school. The Canteen is not about making a profit but about covering our costs, selling nutritious food to the children at the lowest price we can and purchasing extra canteen appliances to offer a wider range of food and drink choices. The Canteen is run by parent volunteers, including our Canteen Manager Rachel Greene. We would love to see the Canteen do well and possibly open for more than one day next year with the continued support from everyone. The Canteen is a Sub-Committee to the P&C. We have separate sub committee meetings which everyone is invited to attend. Look out in the Gazette for the dates of upcoming meetings. With that in mind we would love donations of any of the items listed below to assist the Canteen to continue running well: Plain flour Glad wrap Self raising flour Baking paper Sugar Patty pans Baking Powder Straws Icing Sugar Tiny Teddies Sultanas Washing Up Liquid Cooking Butter Liquid hand soap Popcorn kernels Washing up sponges Fruit ice blocks Chux cloths Jelly crystals Spray Kitchen Cleaner Tins of fruit Dishwasher tablets Most of the items will assist with the ‘cake/slice of the week’. If anyone has any nutritious quick and easy recipes that they would like to pass on to us to try, we would appreciate any new ideas. We cook and prepare on Tuesday’s in the Canteen if anyone has time to come down and join us for a cuppa and a chat. The kids love to see their Mum, Dad or Carer helping at school so if you can spare any time come down and assist on Wednesday’s as we would welcome an extra pair of helping hands. Please bring any donated goods to the Canteen on Wednesdays. We are in between 8.30am and 2pm. Thank you again to everyone for supporting the Gowrie Primary School Canteen this year. Canteen Committee COMMUNITY NEWS Safety on our roads: Your responsibilities as a pedestrian As ACT residents we have the good fortune of having some of the best roads in Australia. To make the roads safer for all road users, including pedestrians, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings are commonplace across our roads network. Under the Australian Road Rules, pedestrians have specific responsibilities as road users. This responsibility requires all pedestrians to use traffic lights and designated crossings. Failure to use pedestrian facilities provided is an offence and you may be fined $67. Australian Road Rule reminder: Crossing a road at pedestrian lights (1) A pedestrian approaching or at an intersection, or another place on a road, with pedestrian lights and traffic lights must comply with this rule. (2) If the pedestrian lights show a red pedestrian light and the pedestrian has not already started crossing the intersection or road, the pedestrian must not start to cross until the pedestrian lights change to green. ACT POLICING CRIME PREVENTION ALL SOULS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH PERRY DRIVE, CHAPMAN SPRING FETE 16 OCTOBER, 9am-2PM AUCTION OF COLLECTIBLES – 11.00AM CHILDRENS’ FANCY DRESS COMPETITION 11.00AM LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT Canberra Mandolin Orchestra Busking Tent Canberra Boys Choir Fire Brigade Weston Wind Kenny Koala Jumping Castle FOOD Devonshire Teas Curry Spring Rolls Chilli Aussie BBQ Cold Drinks STALLS Cakes Jams & Pickles Hand Made Crafts Plants White Elephant/Books Pencil Portraits Face Paining/Biscuit Decorating Fancy Dress Entry Forms available from the Open Door Clothing Store at Chapman shops or at the Fete on the day. PCYC HALLOWEEN DISCO The Canberra PCYC would like to invite you to our next Bluelight Disco. When: Friday 29th October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm Venue: Canberra PCYC Erindale Centre – 36 Gratten Court Wanniassa Cost: $5 per child includes all activities except tattoos and canteen. Theme: HALLOWEEN For more information phone PCYC on 62961292 or 62316497 GOWRIE PRIMARY SCHOOL Jeffries Street GOWRIE ACT 2904 Telephone (02) 62057822 Facsimile (02) 62057825 firstname.lastname@example.org Principal: Judith Hamilton Board Chair: Jane Dickenson Walkathon Helpers Needed! If you are able to assist with the Walkathon Friday 5th November (from 12.00pm until 1.30pm) please fill in the form below and return it to the Front Office by Friday 29th October. Please note if you are able to help for a shorter time, you will be most welcome too! Walkathon Helpers Name: _________________________ Your child’s name and class: _________________ Time available to help: _____________ Contact number: ________________
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