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Kindy child taking part in fun race

Week 11 News

ANZAC Day Service Our ANZAC Day service is scheduled for this coming Friday. A decision has been made to move this important service to the beginning of term 2. It is customary that students in the Dingoes class bake ANZAC cookies for the event. This cannot be effectively achieved on Friday with canteen in operation. Consequently this event has thus been moved to Wednesday 2 May. Please put this in your diaries for 2pm. As part of the ceremony we will be asking students to put flowers at the base of the flagpole as a sign of respect. ANZAC Day... Read more

Maritime Museum

Week 10 News

World Autism Month Below is a message from one of our wonderful students; Zeph. Hi everyone. April is autism awareness month. Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is a huge spectrum of different types of Autism. These differences make us all unique from each other and if you meet one person with ASD then you won't meet another like him or her. My Autism is unique to only me. We can have hard days but also good days. My good days are when I see something differently to others and share what found out and usually surprises everyone. Unlike most... Read more

Harmony Day

Week 9 News

Ron Hoenig MP Visit This coming Thursday we are to have the pleasure of our state member for the NSW parliament Ron Hoenig MP visiting the school. While Ron was not able to come to our last presentation day, he has supported the awarding of a citizenship award at the school and upon being asked to come and visit the school once again he was very happy. Ron will be spending a couple of hours at the school and during that time we will be showing him all of our classes as well as reminding him of our amazing facilities. It is also timely to show... Read more

Choir at assembly

Week 8 News

Harmony Day This Wedenesday is Harmony Day at St Peters. Harmony Day is a great way for students to learn about the world with their friends and get involved in this year's theme: everyone belongs. We all know about the success stories with multiculturalism in Australia but it is never enough to know this, we have to celebrate this once in a while. However, harmony is not just about multiculturalism, it is about inclusivety, respect and belonging, irrespective of someones background, their culture or beliefs. This Harmony day, the SRC has been... Read more

State Library

Week 7 News

Scholastic Book Club Ordering This Monday the first issue of the 2018 Scholastic Book Club will go home with your children. Scholastic are a company that publishes and provides books aimed at children and schools. Their book club program provides a published catalogue that goes home at St Peters six times a year. The issues contain items that can be ordered. Those items are then sent to the school and distributed to students. Scholastic donate credits to the school for all books ordered and these are used by the school to purchase books that... Read more

PRC

Week 6 News

Premiers Reading Challenge This week the Premiers Reading Challenge opens for all students. St Peters believes strongly in all students taking part in the challenge and welcomes the opportunity for students to borrow books from the school library, the local library or also from book collections at home. From the PRC website: ‘The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read... Read more

friends

Week 5 News

Parent Teacher Interviews - Bookings Now Open This terms Parent Teacher Interviews will be on Tuesday 10 April. Appointments are now available to be booked via the parent portal. At the end of Week 3, letters were sent home to all new parents to advise how to register with the portal and add their children. A booking guide is included at the end of this newsletter. You may use this information to book appointments. Should you have difficulty with this, please contact the school office. Clean Up a School Day Clean up Australia day is a... Read more

House Captains

Week 4 News

Parent Teacher Interviews The school runs parent teacher interviews twice a year. These occur at the end of term 1 and terms 3. We do this to provide a point of feedback between the school, students and parents in the middle of a semester of learning. As school reports are released at the end of the term, this allows a discussion to take place that is proactive for learning. We will also be trialling this term 3 way student-parent-teacher interviews for students in year 1 to 6. This terms Parent Teacher Interviews will be on Tuesday 10 April.... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

Swimmers

Week 3 News

Library Library will be commencing for all students this week. Students library day is indicated in the week ahead in learning overleaf. Student in Kindergarten and year 1 will be able to borrow one book this semester and those in years 2 to 6 - two books. Library bags are required. Kindergarten students received their bags at orientation. No bag - no borrowing and if books are not returned no borrowing. Parent Information Evening A final reminder that our parent information session where you will get a chance to meet your child's... Read more

First Kindy Day

Week 2 News

Parent Information Evening - Child Care The school will be holding a parent teacher evening at 6:30pm on Monday 12 February. This will be a chance to gain valuable information from the school and collectively meet your child(ren)'s classroom teacher. We have discussed the issue of student participation with Helping Hands and they have agreed to look after up to 29 students of school age on this date. A note will be sent out tomorrow morning to request parents indicate their need to have their children looked after in order to attend the... Read more

kindy 2017

Welcome to 2018

Classes 2018 Classes commence this Monday for year 1 to 6 students and after the Best Start Assessments are completed kindergarten students will start school. We have over 30 new enrolments starting this year and assuming that all students present to school we are expecting over 110 students at the beginning of the year. We will thus be forming 5 classes. These will include a kindergarten class, a kindergarten/grade 1 class as well as a grade 1 and 2 class. In all cases where a grade is split, we urge parents to understand that decisions... Read more

Y62017

Week 10 News

Thank You Our 2017 school year is almost over and what an amazing year it has been. I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in this my third year as Teaching Principal of this wonderful school. We started this year with almost zero growth from 2016 with massive effects from the WestConnex development rippling through our community. Although I work at the school I cannot begin to understand what it means for those who live here through this transformation. We are a small school and make big of this in... Read more

Sport

Week 9 News

PSSA 2017 Review This past Friday was our final day of PSSA for 2017 and what a way to finish with a win for both our junior and senior softball teams. It has been a fantastic year for sport at St Peters Public School. This was our first year competing in winter PSSA, regular training sessions were held before school, we competed in the first gala day for our zone, two sporting clinics were held at school and a fantastic number of students competed at zone carnivals in 2017. Personally, I would like to thank each student who got out of bed... Read more

Chinese Handicrafts

Week 8 News

Library Books! Thank you so much to everyone who has brought in library books this week. If you have books outstanding you will have received a note with the names of the book. Please find these books and hand them to the school office - not your child's classroom teacher. If we do not receive the books, after the library stock take, you will be provided with a letter showing the replacement cost of the books. We ask that you pay this so that our library can continue to offer the amazing range of books for all students. Spell-a-thon... Read more

garden

Week 7 News

Please Return All Library Books! All library books are due by Thursday this week. If they have not already done so, please have your children bring in all library books and hank them to your child's class teacher. Reminder letters will be sent out this Thursday for all outstanding books. Spell-a-thon Fundraiser REMINDER Our Spell a thon fundraiser is reaching its testing date with the test of words due on Monday along with the return of the forms. Once the tests have been completed, forms will be returned to parents so that money can be... Read more

Sydney Park

Week 6 News

Chess - Additional Opportunities to Play Chess was a great success on Wednesday with nearly 34% of the school participating in chess. Two teachers from Sydney Chess Academy attended the event and the group was split into a couple of groups based on their familiarity with the game. On Tuesday and Thursday next week students at the beginning of school from 8:30am to 9:00am will be given an opportunity to play chess in the Dingoes classroom off the main playground. Spell-a-thon Fundraiser REMINDER Our Spell a thon fundraiser is now underway.... Read more

Raw Art

Your Move!

Chess Thank you for all of the expressions of interest for chess at St Peters. We are happy to report that it will go ahead starting on Wednesday 8 November at lunch time between 11am and 11:40am. Assuming we get the same numbers that expressed an interest, there will be 2 teachers from Sydney Chess Academy teaching. Mr Lavitt will also be there to help. A note will be sent home with those students who expressed an interest tomorrow. Payments will be made to the school. 2nd Kindy Orientation Session Our first orientation session was held... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

Speaker

Creative Orientation

Kindy Orientation 2018 starts this Thursday This Thursday is the first of our Kindergarten orientation sessions for students starting next year. Students should be in the playground by 9:30am. At that point they will be taken to class and undertake a typical morning session. Year 6 students will be helping until 10:45am when students may be collected from the playground. While the children are in the sessions parents will be provided with an information session led by Mr Lavitt and including contributions from Helping Hands and the P&C. RAW... Read more

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