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					                                                        student so far this year which is a situation I am
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   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
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                                                                         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
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                                                                          Kylie Mertens, Jenny Walton, Kerry Powell,
                                                                          Carla Wilson
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                                                        Tue 29            Monique Kramer & Issabelle, Jadie Rose &
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                                                        Have a healthy, happy week! - Debora Elliot
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                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
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                                                             Tickets on sale outside the library on Tuesday 3 ,
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                                                             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
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27              Annual Peninsular debating
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28              Early Birds 2
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29              Band performance for Stg 1 & Stg 2
                Kindergarten Disco (not P & C disco)
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30              Orientation Day Kindergarten 2010
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4 Nov           Early Birds 1
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6               Ball games carnival – Ettalong
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9               Interrelate Sexuality & Relationship
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                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
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11              Surf Fun Day – Stg 3
                Early Bird 2
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15              Battle of the Bands
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                Stg 1 excursion Sydney Aquarium and                          COMMUNITY NEWS
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                IMAX Theatre                                 Spring Fair – Umina Uniting Church Saturday 24
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                Maitland PS band performance                 October 8am – 1pm. Brisbane Water Brass Band will
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                Year 6 Mini-fete                             entertain commencing 10am. Come and get your
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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
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                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,
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                Year 6 Farewell                              jewellery etc. This year it is supporting The Year of the
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                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
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18              Student Free Day
                                                             www.350.org/Umina350
                Staff Development Day
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                                                             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
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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.
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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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