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					                                                                                 Fennell Bay Public School
                                                                                 Bay Road, Fennell Bay NSW 2283
                                                                                 Tel: 4959 2264 Fax: 4950 4439
                    The Fennell Bay Bulletin                           

 Issue 3 - Term 1 – Week 6                                                                     Tuesday, 15 March 2011

This Week’s News….                                                                    Calendar Term 1
                                                                     Week 6
Parent and teacher class meetings were held across the
school last week. This was a great opportunity to find out first
                                                                      Thursday, 3rd March         GATS Writing, Year 5
hand class routines and procedures including homework. We
will be sending out notes for families to arrange times for visits                                LMHS
to complete Personalised Learning Plans for Aboriginal
                                                                     Week 7
students. This will involve setting goals with students to be
achieved during the year. The newsletter has a timetable
indicating Parent and Teacher Interviews which will be held           Monday, 7th March          Kinders finish at
during week 10.                                                                                  2:55pm
Classroom teachers
will be sending                                                       Thursday, 10th March       Yr 6 LMHS
individual notes                                                      Friday, 11th March         Clean Up Australia Day
indicating interview
times over the next                                                  Week 8
couple of weeks.
Please come along to
                                                                      Monday, 14th March         P & C Annual General
these meetings and
be informed about                                                                                Meeting – All Welcome
your child’s                                                          Thursday, 17th March       LMHS Performing Arts
Yesterday we held                                                     Friday, 18th March         SHOW HOLIDAY –
our special assembly
                                                                                                 School Closed
to induct our school
leaders into their                                                   Week 9
roles for 2011 and
also to present
badges to student who have leadership roles this year. I am           Monday, 21st March          Harmony Day – activity
confident these students will do a terrific job this year.                                        to be advised

The MultiLit Literacy program has been implemented and is
growing with more tutors coming on board. MultiLit is a half                     NOTES TO BE RETURNED
hour, five day a week reading intervention program for Primary
students. We have targeted a number of students in this
program and staff have reported some really great                    Yellow 2011 Publicity/Media Productions, Child
improvements. Over the next few weeks we will be                       Protection, Short Walking Excursions and
implementing the QuickSmart Maths program for students.                       Internet Access Permission.
This also is an intervention program which helps students with
numeracy skills.
                                                                     PIZZA order to canteen by Thursday, 17th March
Our next P & C meeting will be our Annual General Meeting on
Monday, 14 March at 7:30pm in the staffroom. Parents are
most welcome to attend and it would be great to see some             Parent/Teacher Interviews – Week 10
more of our Kindergarten parents.

Colin Scully                                                         Monday,     Tuesday,                Thursday,   Friday,
                                                                       28th        29th                    31st        1st
Principal                                                                                   30th March
                                                                      March       March                   March       April

                                                                                   Lime      Sapphire      Navy
                                                                     Tangerine                                       Ochre
                                                                                 Emerald       Teal        Lilac

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   Issue 3 - Term 1 – Week 6                                                                         Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Congratulations School Leaders 2011                                   Zone Swimming Carnival
School Captains:             Haylee Robertson & Daniel Lebrocq        On Tuesday, 22 February, 9 students from Fennell Bay
Vice Captains:               Maria Fernance &Jye Collier              Public School participated in the Westlakes Zone Swimming
Prefects:                    Belle Neill & Declan McLaren             Carnival. A great day was had by all competing in the pool and
                                                                      cheering from the pool deck. The following students
Sports Captains & Vice Captains:                                      participated: Cloe Johnstone-Wheeler, Talia Hogan, Shae Lee
                                                                      McDonald, Grace Taylor, William Cooper-Pearce, Riley
Hunter Captains:             Kiahni Wells & Bryce Beeston             Pearson, Jack Donaldson, Bryce Beeston, and Joshua
Hunter Vice Captains:        Konor Mills & Brittney Price             Whitten. Maria Fernance qualified for the carnival but
                                                                      unfortunately was not able to participate due to illness. A big
Macquarie Captains:      Grace Taylor & Clinton Hunt                  thank you goes out to the parents who helped transport and
Macquarie Vice Captains: Rachael Pennell &                            organise the children at the pool.
                                  Anthony Richards
Shortland Captains:      Grace Miller & Kyle Bruce                    Mr. Dunlap, Sports Co-ordinator
Shortland Vice Captains: Talia Hogan & Jack Faint
                                                                      Active After School Sport
Reid Captains:               Caitlyn Brennan &
                                      William Cooper-Pearce           Up and running for fun activities on a Tuesday for Years 4 to 6
Reid Vice Captains:          Emily Mackie & Rayne Riley               and Wednesday for Years 1 to 3 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm. If
                                                                      your child or children would like to attend, please contact Mrs
Computer Monitors:           Cherrnice Davis,                         Ellis or Mrs McLaren, Nar-un-bah facilitator for further
                             Taneisha Maynard & Jared Mills           information and enrolment forms. Students must have the form
                                                                      completed, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to school
Bus Monitors:                Liana Davies, Grace Taylor &             before they can join in the fun!
                             Clinton Hunt

Library Monitors:            Abbey Williams, Taneisha Maynard,        School Banking
                             Brittney Price & Grace Miller
                                                                      Thank you to Kate Doyle from the Commonwealth Bank who
SRC Representatives:         Abbey Williams, Chloe Snowden,           came along to our Assembly yesterday to present our school
                             Jared Mills, Miky Semat, Dakota          with a cheque for $300 in celebrating of 80 years of school
                             Davies, Matthew Fennell &                banking.
                             Jayde-Alyssa Martin.
                                                                      Our school bank coordinator is Mrs O’Mara and Tuesday is
                                                                      school banking day when Mrs O’Mara will collect the students’
                                                                      weekly deposit. For every deposit made at school, no matter
Fundraising                                                           how big or small, students will receive a cool Dollarmites
                                                                      token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens
Our first fundraising event this year will be for our Easter raffle   they can then be redeemed for a range of great, exclusive
and I am now asking for donations which can be left at the            reward items in recognition of their continued savings
school office or canteen. Raffle tickets will be going home with      behaviour.
students early next week.
                                                                      If your child does not have a Youthsaver account, please visit
I have been given a new price list from Thompsons for our Pie         the school office for a School Banking pack which includes an
Drive which will be coming up soon.                                   application form to get started with School Banking.
Our Mother’s Day stall will be on Thursday, 5 May – more
information closer to the time.                                       Canteen News
                                                                      Have you got your PIZZA note? Notes have been sent home,
SUPPORTING OUR FUNDRAISING SUPPORTS YOUR CHILD                        but if you were absent the day the notes went out, please see
                                                                      the canteen or office if you need to get one. The special lunch
Cheryl Ellis, Fundraising Co-ordinator                                PIZZA day is on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 and orders need to
                                                                      be returned to the canteen by Thursday, 17 March 2011. All
                                                                      orders returned before the 17 March go into a draw to win a
Good Work Awards                                                      $4.50 lunch voucher.
Our “Good Work” award program encourages and rewards
                                                                      Your school canteen is also collecting for Stewart House, a
exemplary class work and good behaviour in our classrooms.
                                                                      collecting tin is on the counter.
The BIG prize being taken to lunch with Mr Scully, so get stuck
in students, have a great year and ……
                                                                      Don’t forget to check the blackboard for ‘daily specials’.
Who will be first this year to go to lunch with Mr Scully?
                                                                      If you would like to help in the canteen, please see me for
                                                                      further information.
Please note that for awards received in 2010, Mr Scully will
only accept Cool Star and Good Work awards received in the
                                                                      Thanks for your support, Jeanette Tait
December of last year.

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   Issue 3 - Term 1 – Week 6                                                                       Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Year 6 Farewell
                                                                               LOST! Male Labrador Retriever
You may think this is early, but believe me time flies and there
is much to prepare, so with this in mind out first meeting to            Our much loved 12 week old puppy has gone missing from
decide out theme for this year’s Farewell Party is on Thursday,                 Kilaben Bay on Friday, 21st January 2011.
24th March at 8:30 am in the Library.                                 He is wearing a blue collar with a name tag and contact mobile
                                                                              number. He has two patches of fur missing from
Coles Vouchers                                                                           his back (size 50c coin).
                                                                     If you think you may have information that can help us find him
Mr Dunlap has spent our points and                                                  please contact us on 0412 689 810.
placed our order which will be
delivered over the next month.
                                                                               PLAYGROUPS at Nar-Un-Bah,
Thank you for supporting this great fundraiser.
                                                                                 Fennell Bay Public School.
Breakfast Club                                                        Come along to our fun and friendly playgroup
Breakfast is available at our Breaky Club every morning in Nar-
                                                                        run in partnership with Awabakal and
un-bah the Schools as Community Centre from 8am to 8.50am            Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM).
for a small donation.                                                   Every Tuesday morning, 9: 15 – 11:15.
                                                                                     All Welcome!

                                                                                         Speech and Drama Classes
                                                                                             Enrol now for 2011
 Lambton Road, BROADMEADOW NSW 2292 Year 2-6: (02)                      Have fun while building confidence, improving speech &
4952 3297 Year 7-12: (02) 4952 3355 Fax: (02) 4956 2428               communication skills, learning drama, mime, theatrical skills,
                                                                       movement, public speaking strategies all in small groups.
                  2012 - YEAR 7 AUDITIONS                              Drama Syllabus coaching, preparation for Eisteddfods and
                                                                        exams and successful school assessment presentations.
 Applications for Enrolment Auditions are available from the
school office, Hunter School of the Performing Arts (HSPA)              Contact Michelle Clipsham, A.T.C.L. 4959 3506 or email
and School's Website:                                 
Enrolment applications close for Year 7, 2012 by 1:00 pm on
16th March 2011. For further information regarding the junior,
middle or senior school, please contact: (02) 4952 3355 or                     Mainly Music
4952 3297 or                     “Mainly music” is a weekly music
                                                                     program for young children, 0 -5, and
                                                                     their caregivers. It is a time for
Community News and Activities                                        enjoying music, rhyme, rhythm, creative
                                                                     dance and more.

                                                                         Westlakes Community Church
                                                                                156 Bay Road, Bolton Point 2283
                              Parent Line NSW                        Every Wednesday, 10:00-11:30, $3 per family (morning tea

                                                                     If you would like more information or require transport,
Parent Line NSW is a state funded 24 hour professional               please contact the church on 4959 7424 or 0466 268568.
counseling, support and information service to parents of
children 0 – 18 across NSW.
                                                                     BPFB Netball Club Registration Days
Our telephone counselling line is 1300 1300 52 available             Vacancies exist in our teams for 10s (2), 
for the cost of a local call from a land line or visit our website   11s (2), 12/13s (2) and 14/15s (2). 
for a range of tip sheets for parents about contemporary             Registration cut off is this Friday.  
issues facing families today                   Enquiries to Kylie‐Ann on 0438 662484.

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   Issue 3 - Term 1 – Week 6                                                                                             Tuesday, 15 March 2011

                                                                                   Child & Family
                                                                          Health Clinics for 4 year olds at
                                                                              Fennel Bay Public School

                                                                       Experienced Child and Family Health Nurses are
Hunter Animal Rescue is having its 5th Annual Picnic Day at Speers 
                                                                         conducting pilot clinics in the Newcastle and
   Point Park on Saturday, 19th March 2011, from 10am ‐ 3pm.                         Lake Macquarie areas
                                                                             for 4 year old child health checks on
This is one of our major fundraising events which helps support our 
dedicated, fostering group of volunteers who provide love, hope, a      Friday, 25th March and Friday, 1st April 2011 at
       home and a voice for vulnerable animals in the Hunter.                            Nar-un-bah.
For further information contact Adeline Bourjon on 0404 413 194 
                                                                                             Health assessments will include:

                                                                                     Use of Personal Health Record (’blue book’) to
                                                                                       assess hearing, vision & child development
                                                                                               Vision Screening (StEPS)
                                                                                      Physical check (height, weight, BMI & gait)
                                                                                                Oral health assessment
                                                                                     Information on immunisation, diet & nutrition.

                                                                       Call now to make an appointment on 4961 3007

                                                                         Kidsafe Workshops 2011

       LT Creek sustainable Neighbourhood                                 We will be providing work shops for parents, carers and/or grandparents about child injury prevention for
                                                                                                                 children 0 to 5 years old.
Our next meeting will be on the Thursday 3rd of March, please
          contact Jo Miller on 4921 0113 or email                                 Children who have sustained preventable injury make up the highest number of all
                                                                          emergency room visits.

                                                                           What a great opportunity to update your knowledge and acquire new, practical skills to keep your kids

           Fennell Bay Nursery                                                                                            safe!

                                                                         The charge is only $5:00 per adult and refreshments will be provided. So, bring your mums group, friends
  Come along to our Weekend Bazaars held on the                                                                  or family. Kids welcome!
2 & 4th Saturday of each month from 8:30am - 2:00pm
            at Fennell Bay Nursery Site,
                                                                         Workshops will be held at Charlestown Community Centre from 10am to 12:30 on the following dates
         251-253 Main Road, Fennell Bay.
                                                                        Feb – Tues 15th         Aug – 16th
                                                                        Mar – Wed 16            Sept – 14th                                Bookings are essential.
  We have plants & gardening products, Homewares,                                       th
                                                                        Apr – Thurs 7           Oct – 13th                                  To make a booking please contact
  Fresh Produce, Contemporary Art, Gourmet Food,
                                                                        May – Tues 10th         Nov – 15th                                  Mel at Kidsafe Hunter 02 4942 4488
  Designer Fashion, Jewellery, Craft Supplies, Face
                                                                        Jun – Wed 15th                                                      or Shelley at The Place 02 40325500
     Painting, Sausage Sizzle and much more...
                                                                        Jul – Thurs 21st

  Visit our Website:

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