CHAPMAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Thursday 24 February 2011
Perry Drive, Chapman ACT 2611 Ph: 6205 7300 Fax: 6205 7307 Website: www.chapmanps.act.edu.au
“Working with families”
Principal Anne Simpson 6205 7300 After School Care 3.00pm 0408 880 655/6288 0655
P&C Contact Joanne Forster 6161 0766 After School Care website: www.effect.net.au/casc
Board Chair Craig Smith 0412 745 222 After School Care email: email@example.com
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Chapman P&C Website www.chapmanpandc.info
Term 1 Week 3 Notes Home
DATES TO REMEMBER Swimming Carnival
Footsteps Family Picnic Thursday, 6pm Thursday 24 February Reminders
Preschool AGM, 7.30pm, Preschool Tuesday 1 March
Kindergarten Screening Forms
Swimming Carnival, Yrs 2-6 Wednesday 9 March
Due 4 March
Walking School Bus will recommence on
Please note that the school email address has changed. It is now: Monday 28 February.
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you to our teachers for providing you with an insight Congratulations to the SRC Leadership Team, (President)
into your child’s educational programs for 2011, as well as Sophie Holder, (Vice President) Alex Postai, (Secretary)
the overview for Term 1 curriculum. If you were unable to Liam Smith and (Treasurer) Hristo Vizovitis on their
attend last Thursday Information evening and haven’t appointment for Semester 1.
received the handouts please let you child’s teacher know.
The publication of the 2010 NAPLAN results will go live on
Once again children from Kindergarten to Year 6 are the MySchool website on 4 March. Our NAPLAN results
thoroughly enjoying their participation in the Footsteps showed considerable improvement from 2009. Year 5
Dance program. The dance teachers Chantelle and Zoe, both achieved all targets with the school mean in reading, writing,
talented dancers, are highly professional and are extremely punctuation and grammar and numeracy above the ACT
encouraging of all the groups. The dances are fun and the mean and spelling within the mean. Year 3 achieved the
children are keen to share their routines with you tonight. reading target but not the numeracy. Year 3 means were
The picnic starts at 5pm and the performances at 6pm. within the ACT means in all aspects of NAPLAN. We were
very pleased with our results.
Student’s Representative Council (SRC)
It was a pleasure to present badges and certificates to our With references to our External Validation Report,
new SRC representatives at the special SRC Assembly last satisfaction results and the range of data collated by the
week. SRC plays an important role in the life of Chapman school, we have almost finalised our new School Plan and
Primary with all children having an opportunity to have a say this years Annual Operation Plan. These plans will used to
in the way we want our school to be. Representatives from guide student improvement across the school and to support
each class are elected democratically and consequently meet and enhance teaching and learning for optimum outcomes.
with the SRC convenor Ms Poultney each fortnight
following their regular class meeting. Each class has the Board elections
opportunity to contribute ideas, discuss issues and solve If you are interested in finding out more about the school and
problems that affect their classroom, the wider school and want to make a contribution to the strategic directions, I
the playground, and the SRC representatives play an encourage you to consider nominating for the CPS Board.
important role in bringing ideas from the class to the SRC Nominations must be submitted by Friday 28 February.
meeting. Anne and staff
The first SRC meeting for this semester is next Monday and
Year 5 and 6 students will have the responsibility of
collecting the younger children from their class and
supporting them during the meeting.
Invitation to the Chapman Primary Voting at the Chapman SRC Polling
School Community booth
Tonight, Thursday 24 February
All families are invited to our
WELCOME PICNIC and
Bring your picnic rug and food to the hill near the oval and
enjoy an exciting evening of dance.
Children from Kinder to Year 6 will be participating
Picnic - 5.00 to 6.00pm
Dance performance 6.00 to 6:45pm.
2011 Semester 1
Elected SRC Representatives
Executive Team - Year 6
President: Sophie Holder
Vice President: Alex Postai
Secretary: Liam Smith
Treasurer: Hristo Vizovitis
KMC Bella Pitman, Owen Learmonth
KJD Haley Bissett, Randall McMahon
KMM Brooke Lanza, William Abbott
KLD Anneke Van Der Vyver, Jayden Waldron
1FA Georgia Vizovitis, Izaak Strecker
1LP Emma Barber, Morgan Wright
1EW Amy Foxcroft, Liam Wood
1PR Lizzie Ball, Matthew Choules
Please ensure the school has your current contact details.
2SB Mae Metcalfe, Sam Manton
Notify the school if your contact phone numbers have
2JP Ella Crane, James Yeoh
changed. This is extremely important when trying to contact
2TK Kasey Baxter, Toby McCormack
parents when a child is sick or injured.
3AF Ashleigh Simes, Roy Arnould
3SH Alyssa Seden, Mathew Poulos Sign In/Out
3PC Amelia White, Morgan Oakes If you are taking your child out of school during school
hours you must sign the register located at the Front Office.
You will also need to sign in your child when returning to
4WM Tiahna Johnson, Jayden Manton
4LR Mel Pillifeant, Harry Postai
4LT Teah Livingstone, Josh Yates
If you are volunteering at the school you are required to sign
Girls Sara Garrity, Talitha Thompson
in at the Front Office and wear a volunteer badge. Each year
Boys Mase Duggan, Sam Miller
all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Nomination Form,
available from the Front Office.
All children will participate in PE classes. If your child
cannot partake on a particular day due to injury or illness a
signed letter must be provided on the day.
Literacy & Numeracy Coordinators Voluntary Contributions
Last year, as part of the Department of Education’s Literacy The amount of voluntary contribution requested varies with
& Numeracy Strategy, two of our executive teachers were the number of children in the family attending our school.
given the role of providing literacy and numeracy support to
both teachers and students in the school. This role will For 1 child we request a contribution of $90 for the year.
continue in 2011 with Michelle Maier supporting For 2 children we request a contribution of $130 for the year.
Kindergarten to Year 2 teachers and students and Tania For 3 children we request a contribution of $150 for the year.
Collis (Serena) supporting Years 3 to 6. Over the year every $10 for each additional child.
Chapman teacher takes part in coaching and mentoring
sessions to continually build and refine their skills in literacy As our school now covers classes from Preschool to Year 6,
and numeracy teaching. Teachers are given release from this is taken into account when determining voluntary
face-to-face teaching to undertake this professional contributions. For example, if you have one child attending
development. Chapman Preschool and one child attending Chapman
Primary School you are requested to pay the voluntary
For students, support is provided by a number of additional contribution to the school for 2 children which would be
teachers. These extra teachers allow for the creation of $130.
smaller groups to support the differentiated instruction of
writing, reading, spelling and maths. They also allow for the
targeted support of students requiring extension or Parents from overseas
consolidation. It is in this way that we are better able to
individualise instruction to meet the particular needs of each A gathering of our international families
There are also many ways in which parents can help with the
learning of literacy & numeracy skills at school and home.
Thank you to the many parents who have already
volunteered to help with the school home reader program.
Your time is greatly appreciated. To support you in
undertaking this role, two information sessions have been
scheduled next week. The sessions will provide tips and
strategies to support reading at school and home.
Thursday, 3 March,
Please join us for morning / afternoon tea and a chat. We 10.00am – 11.00am in the staffroom,
would love to see you there! Chapman Primary School
Please note that Kindergarten children will not begin taking School students will not be attending but small children are
home readers until Term 2. Another parent session will be welcome.
held in Week 10 of this term for parents of children in
Kindergarten. This will be an opportunity for parents of children in the ESL
program to meet other parents from Non-English speaking
For organisational purposes we ask that you please RSVP by countries and to learn more about our school.
Friday 25 February. Please mark the date on your calendars.
Michelle Maier We look forward to seeing you,
Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator
Celia O’Donnell & Carmela Brancato (ESL teachers)
Parent Information Session ESL Morning Tea
Changing Home Readers Please return this slip to your child’s class teacher as soon
Yes, I will be attending the following session; (Please circle)
I will be able to attend the gathering on Thursday, 3 March
Monday 28 February 2pm 10.00am.
Thursday 3 March 9am (repeated session) If you can come, write the number of adults attending _____
I will be unable to attend the ESL meeting on Thursday,
Name: __________________________________________ 3 March 10.00am
Contact No: ______________________________________ SIGNED:
Child: ___________________________________________ (Parent/guardian)
Class: ___________________________________________ CHILD’S
Chapman Primary School Board Elections Violin Lessons
- 2011 Weekly violin lessons are available at the school during
school hours at $34 per half hour lesson for individual
THE NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!!
We want you for the Chapman Primary School Board! If
you are keen to contribute to the governance of CPS, you Please contact Olga on 6161 7252 or Heather on 6251 1568
should nominate for a position on the CPS Board. No prior
experience is necessary.
The following positions are vacant:
1 x staff member position
Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group
2 x parents and citizens member positions Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group is one of a
number of park care groups around Canberra
Nominations must be submitted to the Front Office between which take an interest in our Nature Parks.
11am, Monday 14 February 2011 and 11am, Friday 28 Thanks to the work of members, weeds are
February 2011. kept down, tracks are maintained and native
trees, bushes and grasses are planted.
You can submit your nomination by:
Hand delivery to the Front Office; or The Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group February Newsletter
Email to email@example.com is available online at www.coolemanridge.org
For more information and nomination forms, contact the
Assistant Returning Officer, Sarah Hundy, at Bedwetting
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0417 669 230.
A new DVD based program, Bedwetting Cured, has been
developed by Dr Mark Condon and Physiotherapist,
Margaret O’Donovan. It outlines a successful program for
Class Carers parents to implement at home with their children. For more
After the first round of Class Carer nominations we still have information and a free Bedwetting Fact Sheet please visit the
some classes without a class carer. These are KJD, 1EW, website: www.bedwettinginstitute.com.au or
1PR, 2SB, 3SH, 4LT, 4WM, 5/6DH, 5/6FD, 5/6DP. If you phone 1300 135 796.
have children in one of these classes and are interested in
being a carer please send Sheree Bond an email on
email@example.com or call 6161 1145 before ACT Junior Squash Open
Monday. Class carers will be finalised by the end of Week 4.
Squash ACT presents
the ACT Junior Open
Canteen Roster: 10.00am – 1.30pm Aged Group Championships 2011
Canteen Manager: Sonja Bluett, Ph 6205 7309 Canberra
Roster Secretary: Kylie Kynaston, Ph 6288 1098 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org 12-13 March
Hosted by Woden Squash Centre
Wednesday 2 March Jo Smith, Sue Verri To enter call Woden Squash Centre on 6281 4784
Yvette Maconachie, Entry Fees:
Thursday 3 March $30 1st child
Nichola Postai, $20 2nd child
Friday 4 March Vanessa Smith Entries close Monday 7 March.
and need 1 more person
Weston Creek Wildcats
Canteen News Junior Australian Football Club
Vegetarian Fried Rice not available at present. Should be Come along and join our friendly footy club.
back on the menu in Term 2 We have the program to suit you, from
modified rules to full competition.
Do You Like To Bake?
The Canteen is looking for a volunteer to assist with the
baking of the very popular Chocolate Slice that is sold in the For further information & registration please contact:
Canteen. Ideally, we are looking for someone who could Michael: 0430 336 053 or 0449 171 266
come in on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon to John: 0407 722 513
prepare batches of chocolate slice to be sold in the Canteen Ian: 0407 106 501
each week. If you have an hour or so spare on one of these
afternoons and would like to assist, please contact Kirsten www.westoncreekfc.aflcanberra.com.au
Stimson on 0418 635 422.