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student so far this year which is a situation I am th Term 4 – Week 1, 20 October 2009 not accustomed to. As we move towards the end of the year I request your ongoing support, Dear Parents, especially with our senior students, to ensure that we finish the year in the manner we started it. Term Four The atmosphere in our playgrounds and around Welcome back to what will be short yet very hectic the school is very pleasant and it is obvious that term. A special welcome to the families who are our students feel safe and secure in the school. joining us at this time, we trust that your time at We will continue to protect that atmosphere by Umina will be both enjoyable and productive. Next firm yet fair application of our rules and support week we will be publishing the important dates for systems. this term and later in the week a summary of the activities that have a cost attached to them. School Council Update Last term I outlined the process for filling Building Update vacancies on the School Council. Nominations If you have been to the school recently you could have now closed and will be considered at our not have missed the amount of work that is going next meeting. on at the moment. We are well over halfway Meeting dates have been set for the next year and through the refurbishment of the four classrooms. are as follows: 1B and 1Z are back in their classrooms even though there are a couple of minor things to be 4th November, 2009 completed. We anticipate around another four 9th December, 2009 weeks before the other classrooms are completed. 3rd February, 2010 The office extensions are running to plan and we 17th March 2010 anticipate moving in within the next three weeks. 28th April, 2010 Until we do move back we will continue with the 9th June, 2010 current arrangements and again we apologise for 28th July, 2010 any inconvenience caused by these changes. 8th September, 2010 Once we are able to move back into the finished 20th October, 2010 and office we anticipate that there will be a period of 1st December, 2010 two days with a very limited service as we move back in. All meetings start at 3:30pm in the Community The new building has finally started. The Room. demountables were relocated during the holidays If you have an issue that you wish the School and now work on the site has begun. We are Council to consider you will need to submit all the anticipating the work taking around six months to relevant information through the school office at complete. least one week before the meeting. The ground works remediation in the asbestos Chris Andrews affected areas has been delayed due to issues Principal with the tender; we are anticipating work starting in the near future. SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS I must congratulate students and staff on their APPLICATIONS – 2011 optimism and positive attitude during what has Parents with children currently in Year 5 seeking been, and continues to be, a very disruptive period placement in a selective high school in Year 7, for the school. 2011, are required to submit an application form to Planning for 2010 their current primary school by 13th November Planning for next year has started and will 2009. continue for much of this term. Currently all staff Application packages will be available in schools are involved in various planning activities. Later in from 26th October, 2009. Keep an eye on the the term I hope to be able to share our plans with newsletter for further information regarding you and keep you informed of what will be request forms for the packages. happening in 2010. GATS CAMP Student Behaviour Five of our talented Stage 3 students attended a I have now had the pleasure of leading Umina GATS camp at Point Wolstoncroft during Wk 10 of Public School for three terms and can share with last term. They were selected from their areas of you my pride in the students and staff at this expertise to attend the camps to enhance and school. During this year the behaviour of our develop their talents in particular fields. students has been outstanding, our two deputies Congratulations to Sarah Tetley (English), and teachers deal with all inappropriate behaviour Christopher Dunstan (Mathematics), Bryson Howe promptly and effectively. On very few occasions (Drama) Stephanie Debrincat (Visual Arts) and have we had instances of inappropriate behaviour Mille Quail-Gates (Science). which have been serious enough to warrant my involvement. I have only had to suspend one CHORAL FESTIVAL During Wk 8 of Term 3, 43 of our talented choir members participated in the Central Coast Choral YEAR 1 EXCURSION DAY Festival at Mingara. They represented their On the last Thursday of Tm3, Year One enjoyed school proudly as part of a mass choir of over 300 their outdoor education day. We had a bush walk, children. The festival was a memorable fun and games on the beach, music, singing and experience and a wonderful opportunity for all craft. The children enjoyed a sausage sizzle and involved. All participants worked very hard to fruit for lunch. Many thanks to our parent helpers learn the songs and demonstrated dedication and who prepared and served the food. The children commitment. They conducted themselves behaviour was excellent and we all had a great admirably at all times and made their teachers and day. Year 1 teachers. parents very proud. Well don girls and boys, you were fantastic! ICAS MATHEMATICS Mrs Bevins Congratulations to all those mathematicians who sat the International Mathematics Test. 73 SHOWCASE students participated from our school and we Congratulations to everyone involved in the performed very well with 4 students achieving production of the 2009 Showcase. It was a Distinctions and 21 achieving a Credit. wonderful event and our students thoroughly Congratulations to all students who pariticpated. enjoyed showing off their talents, not only as performers but also as the organisers. Thank you SPORT IN SCHOOLS for the support and positive feedback that we Just a reminder that this Thursday will be the received from our appreciative audience. Well make-up lessons for Year 3, Year 4, 1C, 1H and done! 1N. SHOWCASE RAFFLE RESULTS CONGRATULATIONS The winners of our raffle prizes are: Crystal Clear Umina Public School has won the annual Rugby Pool Shop Vouchers (Thank you for the support) League „Woy Woy Cup‟ for the fourth time in five $50- Emily Wardle, $50- Oscar Beed, $30- years. The competition, run by the Country Rugby Fordyce family, $30- Mille Quail-Gates, $20- Wake League Club for Under 10‟s and Opens was held family, $20- Carol Blake, Book Bazaar $20 at Woy Woy oval on September 15th. voucher- Angela Bright, Lantern- S.Harrington, Umina‟s Open team defeated Ettalong, Woy Woy Game- Bright family, Frog mosaic- Wake family, and Point Clare before being beaten by St John mirror mosaic- M.Bradley, Large acrylic artwork- the Baptist 12-4 in the semi final. Elgood family, Original oil artwork- Quail-gates The Under 10‟s defeated Empire Bay, St John the family, Heavenly Hamper- Alison Cowan, Luxury Baptist, Woy Woy and Woy Woy South, before Hamper- K Debrincat, Pamper Hamper- Nicole again meeting Woy Woy South in the final. Umina Wilkinson, Gourmet Hamper- Ben I‟Anson Waters won the final 12-6 with tries to Wyatt Elliott and Congratulations everyone! Michael Kirwin. Captain Toby Marks was named Player of the Match in the final. Umina‟s good results meant that they retained the Woy Woy Cup for the third straight year. The players have done the school proud with their excellent behaviour, sportsmanship and ability. YEAR 6 MINI-FETE Well done boys! Mr Wootton and Mr Jackson Spring is a great time to clear the clutter. If you have any unwanted soft toys, books, G rated DVDs and videos, games or toys in good condition, we‟d love them for our very popular CONGRATULATIONS “white elephant” stall. Please leave your donations Wyatt Elliott was award soccer player of the year with your child‟s class teacher. for the 10B division. Well done Wyatt, we are Thankyou for your support - Year 6. proud of you! Operation Christmas Child Reminder CANTEEN NEWS Thank you for all generous donations so far. We Wed 21 st Jody Rawlings & Taleia, Alison Thompson, raised just over $500 on Mufti Day. Please send nd Kerrie Isok all items or filled shoe boxes to school this week to Thu 22 Louise Johnston, Belki Apiata, Nicole Taylor & Dylan be packed for shipping. Direct all enquiries to Mrs rd Fri 23 Jody McCarthy, Kath Waters, Pat Lee Bevins via the office. Mon 26 th Kylie Mertens, Jenny Walton, Kerry Powell, Carla Wilson th Tue 29 Monique Kramer & Issabelle, Jadie Rose & Bazz Have a healthy, happy week! - Debora Elliot th TOYS AT SCHOOL School Disco – will be on Thursday November 5 . Please do not allow your child/ren to bring expensive Times are as follows – items to school. We can not be responsible for goods Early Birds and Kindergarten 4:30pm – 5:15pm lost or damaged ie, Nintendos, Ipods etc Years 1, 2 & 3 5:15pm – 6:45pm Years 4, 5 & 6 7:00pm – 8:30pm rd Tickets on sale outside the library on Tuesday 3 , th th Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 from 8:45am – DATES TO REMEMBER st 9:15am. Prices are $2.00 for Kindy and $3.50 for all 21 Oct Band performance Nursing Home other years. Early Birds 1 nd Have a great week – Louise Johnson, Vice President 22 Make-up Sports in Schools th 27 Annual Peninsular debating th Please make sure children have a signed permission 28 Early Birds 2 th note below – 29 Band performance for Stg 1 & Stg 2 Kindergarten Disco (not P & C disco) th ************************************************************ 30 Orientation Day Kindergarten 2010 th I give permission for my child/ren _________________ 4 Nov Early Birds 1 th ____________________________________________ 6 Ball games carnival – Ettalong th 9 Interrelate Sexuality & Relationship ____________________________________________ Evening Program Stages 2 & 3 th th to attend the School Disco on Thursday 5 November. 10 Yr 3 excursion Copacabana Beach Band recruitment night - library th Signed Parent/Guardian_________________________ 11 Surf Fun Day – Stg 3 Early Bird 2 th ************************************************************ 15 Battle of the Bands 20 th Stg 1 excursion Sydney Aquarium and COMMUNITY NEWS th IMAX Theatre Spring Fair – Umina Uniting Church Saturday 24 26 th Maitland PS band performance October 8am – 1pm. Brisbane Water Brass Band will 27 th Year 6 Mini-fete entertain commencing 10am. Come and get your th 8 Dec Early Stage 1 Presentation assembly Devonshire Morning tea so you can listen to the band. Stage 1 Presentation assembly Piping hot scones made on the day and a fabulous 9 th Stage 2 & Stage 3 Presentation BBQ to tempt the taste buds. The usual well stocked assembly stalls will be available which include Trash & Treasure, School Council meeting books, craft, plants, jams, cakes, lavender products, 10 th Year 6 Farewell jewellery etc. This year it is supporting The Year of the 11 th Talent Quest Blood Donor and the Blood Bank will be available to Reports going home answer any queries. All enquiries Mary Stewart 4342 Combined scripture 9917. Volunteer afternoon tea th th National Day of Climate Action – this Saturday 24 14 Stage 2 movies excursion th October from 8:30am at Umina Beach southwest of the 14 Party Day – all classes th Umina Surf Club. Join our human sign to spell out 15 Talent Quest th „350‟ because that‟s the safe level for carbon dioxide in 16 LAST DAY STUDENTS 2009 th our atmosphere. Please bring hat, towels and if you 17 Student Free Day can surf boards. The towels and boards will help form Staff Development Day th the sign. For more information go to 18 Student Free Day www.350.org/Umina350 Staff Development Day st Kids Day Out – Sunday November 1 at Ourimbah UNIFORM SHOP NEWS Campus. Lots of fun for everyone! Please remind your children to check lost property as there are lots of items without names. Mingaletta AECG – just a reminder that the AGM will th The new Uniform Shop price list, effective from Term 4 be held next Tuesday 27 October 2009. It will be a is available to collect from either the Uniform Shop or 3”30pm afternoon tea with a meeting commencing at front office. 4:00pm. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island families Order forms are also available in preparation for 2010. are welcome to attend. All positions on committee will Please collect a form and return to the Uniform Shop or be declared vacant and nominations will be taken. front office by week 4. No monies are payable with the orders. Payment is required on collection either late December or in January. P & C NEWS Welcome back to Term 4. Firstly I would like to send our congratulations to Jenni Darwin and the family on the safe arrival, in the holidays, of their new baby girl, India. th At our next P & C meeting on Tuesday 10 November at 9:30am, we will be having a talk on the NAPLAN Testing at the beginning of the meeting. We would like to invite you along to get a better insight and understanding into the testing. Hope to see some new faces there.
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