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EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 16th October 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Welcome back to school for term 4, I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday.

 

There will be no Assembly this week!

 

Please find attached to this newsletter a Calendar for Term 4.

 

Sport :

During the term students will be doing a number of sporting activities to increase their fitness levels. 

Students in K/1/2 are continuing to do kinesiology, gross motor activities, health hustles, ball skills, dance and games.

The primary students will be focussing on t-ball and softball as we have a Gala Softball Day at Urunga in week 5.  Morning fitness will continue and the whole school will be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart jump off in week 4.

Thank you to all the staff and students for their consistent effort.

 

Today, Julyan is competing at the State Athletics Carnival in Sydney in high jump.  We are awaiting his results.

 

Canberra Excursion :

What a great time we had, even though it was a very jam packed week of events.

I would like to commend the students for their excellent behaviour while we were away.

It was a pleasure to have this experience with them. 

The venues in Canberra were excellent and we learnt a lot about our nation’s capital. 

Learning to ski was great!  A few tumbles were made, but by the end of the day all of the kids, Mr Buckley & David had mastered the skis and were confidently coming down the slopes.  We were very fortunate to have John & Mel Hallas at Thredbo to give our students advice and guidance on the slopes. There were some very tired bodies that night.

The major excursion each year is a very important aspect of your child’s social development, allowing them to experience different communities other than our own.

Thank you for making it possible for your child to attend.  Without your support the major excursion would not happen each year.

 

Premier’s Spelling Bee :

Last term Cameron Gaymer, Tilly Shepherd, Tegan Hall & Tavis Hall represented our school at the Premier’s Spelling Bee in Port Macquarie.   Cameron, Tilly & Tavis competed very well but were knocked out in early rounds.  We would like to congratulate Tegan Hall who won her section and will now go on to compete at the state final in Sydney.

 

Jump Rope for Heart :

The students are busy training for our jump off on Monday 3rd November. 

Jump Rope for Heart has been running here at school for over 15 years and is a fun and challenging skipping program for school kids, that encourages a positive attitude toward exercise and heart health.  It also helps the Heart Foundation raise funds to improve and save lives.

To raise funds for the Heart Foundation students may take home a sponsorship form and ask people to sponsor them for the skip off.  There are great prizes to be won!

Please indicate on the note below if you wish you child to be given a sponsorship form.  All forms must be recorded and it is your responsibility to see that they are returned to school along with sponsorship money by the day of the jump off (Monday 3rd November).

Kate from the Heart Foundation will be visiting our school on Thursday 23rd October at 9.00am to talk to the students and show them some skipping skills.

 

 

 

2009 Kindergarten Enrolments :

We are currently taking enrolments for next year.  If you are aware of anyone in the area who has a child wishing to enrol next year please do not hesitate to pass on this information to them or ask them to contact the school office for further information.

 

Eungai Physical Culture :

On Thursday 23rd October students from our school will be demonstrating their physical culture skills.  The girls will perform their skills at 9.30am for the whole school and will then be going over to Stuarts Point School to do the same.

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 23rd October                  Jump Rope for Heart demonstration – 9.00am

Thursday 23rd October                  Physical Culture Demonstration – 9.30am

Thursday 13th Nov                         T-ball / Softball Comp at Urunga

Monday 24th – Wed 26th Nov        Surf Education for senior students

Mon 24th Nov – Friday 5th Dec     Intensive Swimming Scheme.

 

September EEPS Award Winners :

Congratulations to Koneisha Bula, Olivia Bula-Ratu, Lana Pelser & Todd Whalen.

 

P&C News :

Working Bee :

On Tuesday 28th October at 3.15pm we will be holding a working bee to clean up our bush area.  If you have a brush cutter or suitable tools to remove small undergrowth please bring it along on the day.  We have already cleared the walking paths and it is now time to clean up the other areas.  Please phone the office if you are able to come along and help.

First fundraiser for Term 4

Welcome back everyone! Our first fundraiser for Term 4 is Fundraising Movie Packs from the Majestic Cinema in Nambucca Heads. They are offering two packs for purchase and you can purchase as many of them as you want. The Family Value Pack contains 4 Movie Vouchers, for use by Adults or Children and 2 x $10 Candy Bar Vouchers, for a price of $55. The Family Pack is for 5 Movie Vouchers for use by Adults or Children. With adult tickets currently at $12, child tickets at $10 and even Family tickets (2 adults and 2 kids or 1 adult and 3 kids) at $38 these packs represent great value and our school will receive a proportion of the cost of each pack sold. Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of issue so you will have plenty of time to use them. An order form with all the details is attached to the newsletter. Please let family and friends know about this great offer and complete your form and return it to the school office with your payment by Friday 14 November. That will give us plenty of time to receive our tickets before the holidays. If you have any questions ring Lisa Hall on 6569 9100

 

Canteen News :

Please find attached a canteen menu and roster for Term 4.

Friday 17th October -  Canteen Duty  –  Lisa Hall

  -  Cooking –  K Skinner, S Franklin

Monday 20th October– Canteen Duty –  Manda Godfrey                                     

  - Cooking – Maxine Smith, Jacqueline Gould.

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

Macksville Scotts Head Junior Surf Life Saving Club :

The Macksville Scotts Head Nippers season is starting soon.

Registration Day :

Sunday 12/10/08 at Macksville Pool 10am – 12.00

Proficiencies will be done on this day.

Our first Nippers day is on 19th October starting at 9.15am.

We encourage new and existing members between 5 & 14 years of age to join.

For further information please call Ken Atkins 65685232 or David Brunsdon 65682530.

 

Nambucca Aquatic & Fitness :

Are hosting the following events -

Monday afternoon kids soccer

Monday night women’s soccer.

Tuesday afternoon kids volleyball

Tuesday night mixed netball

Wednesday night social volleyball and mixed cricket

Thursday night – A grade volleyball and men’s soccer

Come down on these nights to register your team or to sign up for a team

For further enquiries phone 65687646

 

Junior Netball – Macksville Indoor Stadium :

Starts Wednesday 15th October and goes through to 3rd December.

Girls & boys aged between 7 and 12 years

Every Wednesday from 3.30 – 5.00pm.

You will need to register but there is no charge.  You will however be required to pay &2 each Wednesday for the cost of hiring the Indoor Stadium.

Please come along and learn some new skills and have some fun.

 

PCYC is the official supplier of Futsal (5 a-side indoor soccer) in Nth NSW and is opening a competition in Macksville at the Sports Stadium behind the High School

The sign-up and enquiries will be on this Thursday afternoon between 3.30-5.30pm at the stadium.

Comps will be from 6yrs to adults and will start late October.

For enquiries please phone 0437574407.

 

 

 

 

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Jump Rope For Heart

Sponsorship Forms

 

I …………………….. would like a sponsorship form for Jump Rope for Heart for my child / ren ………………………………

 

 

Signed ……………………………..           Date …………………….

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 18th September 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  James Barron & Dylan Honnery

Assembly Awards :  Corey Skinner, Peter Stone,  Ava Laverty, Lana Pelser,

Bailey Freebody, Sass Shepherd. Andrew Smith, Monique Steadman, Liam Donovan,

Tatum Smolander, Elizabeth Burroughs, Dylan Honnery.

 

Due to the major excursion next week this will be the last newsletter for Term 3.

There will not be an assembly next week – Friday 26th September.

We wish everyone a very happy holiday.

School breaks up on Friday 26th September and will resume for Term 4 on Monday 13th October.

 

Sport :

During the term students have been doing a number of sporting activities.  We set out at the beginning of the term to allow our students more opportunities to increase their fitness level.  We have always had a good sporting program at Eungai and this term was no exception.  We even introduced tunnel ball and captain ball to yrs 3,4,5,6 during morning fitness.  Thank you to all the staff and students for their consistent effort.

 

Premier’s Spelling Bee :

Good luck to Cameron Gaymer, Tilly Shepherd, Tegan Hall & Tavis Hall, who will represent our school at the Premier’s Spelling Bee in Port Macquarie today!

 

Excursion to the Pet Porpoise Pool & Botanic Gardens :

Students & teachers in K/1/2/3 had a wonderful day yesterday in Coffs Harbour.  The first stop was the Pet Porpoise Pool where we learned many interesting facts and enjoyed being kissed by Calamity the dolphin and feeding Tyson the Australian fur seal.  We headed to the beautiful Botanic Gardens where we had lunch and the opportunity to explore the gardens.  Many of the favourites were the senory garden, rainforest walk, creek walk and the maze.  All students had exemplary behaviour and were a pleasure to take out of the school.

 

Bus Travel :

I spoke with Steve Flockton our bus driver yesterday to support him and negotiate a uniform discipline policy for our students riding on the school bus. Steve works very hard and is keen to minimise the issues that he is facing driving a heavy vehicle full of our students to ensure their safety. It is very important that all families have a clear understanding of the code of conduct required to travel on any public bus. I have over the past few years sent home the code of conduct and spoken at length with students clearly outlining what is expected from them. Steve will be communicating a lot more with the staff and families in the future, however it is important that children do the right thing on the bus or their families will have to find alternative forms of transport other than the bus for them.

 

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy)

Students in years 3 & 5 who sat for the National Assessment Program tests in literacy and numeracy last term, were given their results to take home on Monday.

If you need some assistance in understanding your child’s results, please contact the school and make an appointment.  I am pleased with our school results.  There are areas we need to work on and areas that we did exceptionally well in.  It is important to note that this is the first year that this type of testing has been done on a national (Australia) level and the tests were held early in term 2.  

 

 

 

 

Vandalism :

I have contacted the Police in regards to the vandalism on the flat area of our school last week.  A number of parents have contacted the school to give information and I certainly appreciate the support. 

The advice that I was given from the Police was :-

If you have any information about any community incidences where the law has been broken, or you are concerned about the safety of another members of our community, then you should do the following :-

 

  ring the 24 hour Police line straight away on 131444

  or ring Crime stoppers on 1800333000.

 

The calls to the above numbers can be made anonymously, but must be done sooner rather than later.

We as a community can stop crime and vandalism in our lovely town!

 

Trivia Night :

Thank you all the people who organized our successful Trivia Night.  We all had a great night and raised over $700 for the P&C Association.  It would be great to see more people come along next year – it is a great night of fun

 

Canteen News :

Friday 19th Sept  -  Canteen Duty  –       Lisa Hall      

  -  Cooking –  C Pelser, C Steadman, S West

Monday 22nd  Sept  – Canteen Duty –Debbie Brendel 

                                       Cooking –  K Cox, W He

Friday 26th Sept  -  Canteen Duty – Warren Smolander

                                    -  Cooking -  L Shepherd, R Styles, K Wilesmith

 

Eungai Physical Culture :

An inspirational effort was made by seven of our own Physical Culture girls (Ruby Moore, Jessica Davis, Bella Kallmier, Ava Laverty, Emily Davis, Lily Moore, Ellie Laverty) on 31st August 2008. 

They as well as four other Eungai physi girls competed in their “first ever” competition in Kempsey, competing against four other clubs. 

Congratulations to all and best of luck in your next competition to be held in Coffs Harbour on 18/19th October.

The other girls who competed from our club were Aleesha Davis, Marni Laverty,

Glory Scafidi & Gabriel Farr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club :

Will be holding a sign up day on Sunday 21st September from 10am to 2pm for both junior and senior players.

The club will be entering an under 8’s Kanga Cricket side, Under 10’s & 12’s junior side and senior Colts B grade & A grade sides.

 

Warrell Creek Hall Committee of Management :

The “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” is on again on Sunday 21st September.  All students and families are invited to join in.  The walk-a-thon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.

Please contact the school if you wish to have a sponsorship form sent home.

 

Macksville Girl Guides :

Are holding an “end of term” disco on Tuesday 23rd September at the Girl Guides Hall (opposite Macksville High School Stadium).

4.00 – 6.00pm

Fully supervised, prizes and snacks

$3.00 entry.

 

Macksville Scotts Head Junior Surf Life Saving Club :

The Macksville Scotts Head Nippers season is starting soon.

Registration Days :

Sunday 28/9/08 at Scotts Head Surf Club 10am – 12.00

Sunday 12/10/08 at Macksville Pool 10am – 12.00

Proficiencies will be done on this day.

Our first Nippers day is on 19th October starting at 9.15am.

We encourage new and existing members between 5 & 14 years of age to join.

For further information please call Ken Atkins 65685232 or David Brunsdon 65682530.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 11th September 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Tegan Hall & Kierly Fitzsimmons

Assembly Awards :  James Peterie, April Simmons, Christopher Gould, Ellie Laverty, Damian Smith, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Claudia West, Connor Seaman,  Angel Honnery, Cameron Gaymer, Maddison Bates.

 

Sport :

Small Schools State Soccer Knockout Competition :

Our school soccer team participated in a state knockout competition yesterday.  They played two games against Willawarrin and Repton schools.  Although they lost both games, all players represented their school with pride.  All the training at lunch time was certainly worthwhile.  Thank you to the families who transported the players. 

 

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy)

Students in years 3 & 5 who sat for the National Assessment Program tests in literacy and numeracy last term, will be given their results on Monday.  Please check that your child brings them home to you.

If you need some assistance in understanding your child’s results, please contact the school and make an appointment.

 

Vandalism :

Over the past two weeks our school fields have been damaged by a vehicle driving on the area.  I have spoken to the Police and they will investigate the law act.

I have also been informed that other incidents have occurred within the community.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Police immediately as a combined community effort may stop this vandalism and possibly save a life and further damage to our beautiful school.

 

School bush land area :

We have started working on our nature walking tracks in the bush attached to the school.  Thank you to Drew Peterie for the use of his tractor, time and expertise in clearing the tracks.  We will be holding a P&C working bee to finish the clean up very soon.

 

Canberra Excursion Raffle :

Thank you to everyone who bought and sold raffle tickets to assist with fundraising for the senior excursion to Canberra in week 10 of this term.

The raffle was drawn at an assembly and the results are :-

1st Prize – A Panasonic CD Play to Ruth Cocksedge

all other prizes were in random order

Voucher from Bumpa’s by the Sea Bistro & golf umbrella to Lyn Dundas

Nestle’ gift basket to the Hall family

Glasses & Cap from Eastland Autos to Tavis Hall

$20 voucher from Wendy’s & golf umbrella to Andrew Smith

$25.00 voucher & golf umbrella from Ocean Front Brasserie-Coffs Harbour to Leah Leviston

T’shirt & cap from Crescent Head Country Club to Ryan Leviston

Golf Umbrella to Ned Kelly

Tea Set to Cathy 65 682326

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the raffle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Assemblies :

We would appreciate students and parents who arrive late to Friday assembly (i.e. after 9.00am) waiting at the door until there is a break in the proceedings.  It is very disruptive to the students who are performing or speaking to have people walking through the assembly area.   Thank you.

 

 

Canteen News :

Friday 12th Sept  -  Canteen Duty  –       Jennie Simmons      

  -  Cooking –  R Peterie, K Smith, A Tasker

Monday 15th Sept  – Canteen Duty –Jennie Simmons 

                                       Cooking –  C Watson, H Leviston

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

 

Warrell Creek Hall Committee of Management :

The “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” is on again on Sunday 21st September.  All students and families are invited to join in.  The walk-a-thon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.

Please contact the school if you wish to have a sponsorship form sent home.

 

Macksville Soccer Club :

Presentation day & AGM meeting.  Come along for the BBQ at 11.30am at Macksville showground.

 

Macksville Girl Guides :

Are holding an “end of term” disco on Tuesday 23rd September at the Girl Guides Hall (opposite Macksville High School Stadium).

4.00 – 6.00pm

Fully supervised, prizes and snacks

$3.00 entry.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 7th August 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Loren Buckley, Summer Bhaskar

Assembly Awards :  Tayla Donovan, Ava Laverty, Emily Davis, Jarrah Godfrey-Martin,

Amy Ralston, Jessica Davis, Shernae Gavin, Sarah Smith, Claudia West, 

Cameron Gaymer, Liam Donovan, Monique Steadman, Angel Honnery.

 

Sport :

District Athletics Carnival :

All students who participated at the District Carnival, competed to the best of their ability and represented our school with pride.

3 students will now go on the represent at the Mid North Coast Zone Carnival.

* Fiona Bagley will compete in the junior 800m

* Loren Buckley in the senior high jump

* Julyan Schuh-Kast in the senior discus and high jump

Good luck on Friday 18th!

 

Book Week 2008 – Tuesday 19th August.

This year we are encouraging entertaining and interesting presentations of a favourite book!

SO, students might like to :

bulletcreate a poster about their favourite book or topic
bulletdress up as a character from the book
bulletmake a diorama
bulletread an excerpt
bulletpaint a picture
bulletcreate a collage or use any other way they might like to present their book.

Students will need to be able to give the name of their book and also to name the book’s author and perhaps illustrator.  Dioramas, pictures etc will be displayed after the presentation in the library.

Some children are very interested in the non-fiction section of the library that is why this year a non fiction topic is offered as an alternative to a fictional book.

Every student is encouraged to be involved in some way.

Parents are welcome to come along on the day and enjoy the presentations.

Activities will begin at 11.00am.

 

Frank Partridge VC Public School – Social :

Students in years 5 & 6 have been invited to attend a social tonight at Frank Partridge School from 6pm – 8pm.  Thank you to the staff for inviting our students.

This is a great way for our student to interact with students from other schools.

 

Indonesian Workshop :

On Tuesday all students in the school were very fortunate to experience dance from Indonesia.  Two visiting performers demonstrated dances and taught very tricky body percussion which were traditional dances from the island of Sumatra.

Thank you to Mrs Snook for organising a wonderful cultural experience for our school.

 

Tournament of the Minds :

The children involved in Tournament Of Minds have been working very hard at completing their long term challenge and practising how to resolve spontaneous challenges. The tournament day is only 4 weeks away. Well done for your work so far and keep up the great effort!!!

 

 

 

Excursion Fundraising :

Thank you to the parents who made cakes, slices, biscuits for the cake stall last Friday.

We had a great response.

A special thank you must go to Heather Leviston who organised and set up the stall and Lisa Hall, Sam West, Leah Leviston & Kierly Fitzsimmons who sold the cakes in Macksville. 

We made a profit of $430.00.

 

Upcoming Events :

Tuesday 12th August             ICAS English Competition

Tuesday 12th August             P&C Meeting – 7pm

Tuesday 19th August             Book Week activities

Thursday 27th August            ICAS Computer Competition

Fri 29th – Mon 1st Sep           Life Education Van Visit

 

P&C News

Canteen News :

Friday 8th  August - Canteen Duty  –  Warren Smolander

                                 - Cooking – S Franklin, M Smith, K Skinner

Monday 11th August – Canteen Duty – D Brendel

-          Cooking – K Bates, L Buckley, J Donnelly

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Valla Community Pre-School – Trivia Night

Date :              Saturday 20th September

Time :             6.30pm for 7.00pm

Theme :          “The Olympics”

Place :            Nambucca Surf Lifesaving Club, Main Beach

Cost :              $15.00

Contact :         Valla Community Pre-School on 65695274

                        Tickets are to be purchased prior to the night.

 

Alphabet Long Day Care College

32 Johnston Close, Macksville   2447

Ph: 6568 3742   Fax : 6568 3762

Long Day Care Centre – Opening Hours 8am – 6pm

Accepting new enrolments

Toddler Room 2-3yrs

Preschool Room 4-5yrs

bulletQualified, friendly, professional staff
bulletSchool readiness program for children attending school – 2009
bulletChild Care Benefit available.
bulletRegistered service with the National Accreditation Council

All families welcome to view our new service – call Rachael for an appointment.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 31st July 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Elizabeth Burroughs &  Summer Bhaskar

Assembly Awards :  Corey Skinner, Ruby Moore, Jemma Fitzsimmons, Damian Smith, Sass Shepherd, Catherine Stone, Ben He, Julia Ranson, Scott Peterie, Pippa West, Summer Bhaskar, Todd Whalen, Julyan Schuh-Kast, Kierly Fitzsimmons,

 

Please find attached to this newsletter a calendar for you to keep up with events in term 3.

Maybe place it on your fridge and add events to it when they arise.

 

Sport :

District Athletics Carnival :

Good luck to all the students who are competing tomorrow at Newville.

 

Fiona Bagley competed at the State Cross Country Championships in Sydney last week.  Fiona was placed 39th position in the whole state. Well done Fiona! 

 

National Young Leaders :

Thank you to the students who participated in the Young Leaders Program for 2008.  All students have learnt new skills and gained confidence in public speaking and meeting new friends.

 

Book Week 2008 – Tuesday 19th August.

This year we are encouraging entertaining and interesting presentations of a favourite book!

SO, students might like to :

bulletcreate a poster about their favourite book or topic
bulletdress up as a character from the book
bulletmake a diorama
bulletread an excerpt
bulletpaint a picture
bulletcreate a collage or use any other way they might like to present their book.

Students will need to be able to give the name of their book and also to name the book’s author and perhaps illustrator.  Dioramas, pictures etc will be displayed after the presentation in the library.

Some children are very interested in the non-fiction section of the library that is why this year a non fiction topic is offered as an alternative to a fictional book.

Every student is encouraged to be involved in some way.

Parents are welcome to come along on the day and enjoy the presentations.

Activities will begin at 11.00am.

 

Recycling Norco bottle tops and aluminium cans :

As you are aware for many years we have been collecting the tops from marked Norco Milk bottles and they are in turn returned to Norco for recycling.  Norco donates 1c for every cap collected.  It has been decided this year that all money we receive from this will be used to support both the major and minor excursions which will be held in September.  This will greatly subsidise the cost of these two excursions.

Also any aluminium cans we collect are recycled and we are given an amount of money for the cans.

If you use any of these items and can assist, please collect your bottle tops and cans and send them in to school. 

 

Portfolios :

It would be appreciated if all portfolios are returned to school early Term 3.

Indonesian Workshop :

On Tuesday 5th August, all students will be participating in a workshop of Indonesian dance and rhythm.

Students will be able to absorb some culture and have great fun participating in the workshops.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 1st August                   District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

Monday 4th August                Visit by Little A’s coach

Tuesday 5th August               Indonesian Workshops

Tuesday 12th August             ICAS English Competition

Tuesday 12th August             P&C Meeting – 7pm

Tuesday 19th August             Book Week activities

Thursday 27th August            ICAS Computer Competition

Fri 29th – Mon 1st Sep           Life Education Van Visit

 

P&C News

Canteen News :

As advised in the newsletter last term, we are placing all families on a roster to provide morning tea to be sold in the canteen.

Parents are asked to provide 1 of the following –

bulletpieces of fruit – or
bulletpackaged biscuits, cakes, etc – or
bullethome made biscuits, muffins, cakes etc made from packet mixes. (Canteen can provide the packets – just ask to have one sent home).

A roster is attached to this newsletter.

Friday 1st August - Canteen Duty  – Jennie Simmons

                                 - Cooking – G Barron, T Davis, A Dignam

Monday 4th August – Canteen Duty – Jennie Simmons        

-          Cooking – S Franklin, M Smith, K Skinner.

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Valla Community Pre-School – Trivia Night

Date :              Saturday 20th September

Time :             6.30pm for 7.00pm

Theme :          “The Olympics”

Place :            Nambucca Surf Lifesaving Club, Main Beach

Cost :              $15.00

Contact :         Valla Community Pre-School on 65695274

                        Tickets are to be purchased prior to the night.

 

Alphabet Long Day Care College

32 Johnston Close, Macksville   2447

Ph: 6568 3742   Fax : 6568 3762

Long Day Care Centre – Opening Hours 8am – 6pm

Accepting new enrolments

Toddler Room 2-3yrs

Preschool Room 4-5yrs

bulletQualified, friendly, professional staff
bulletSchool readiness program for children attending school – 2009
bulletChild Care Benefit available.
bulletRegistered service with the National Accreditation Council

All families welcome to view our new service – call Rachael for an appointment.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 24th July 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Kalob Smolander, Leah Leviston

Assembly Awards :  Tilly Shepherd, Michael Laverty, Dylan Cox, Olivia Bula-Ratu, Ewart Stone, Mitchell Leviston. Logan Smolander, Dylan Honnery, Elizabeth Burroughs,

Lucus Rixon, Rebecca Smith.

 

Welcome back to a cool start to term 3. Winter is certainly here with a vengeance and if the forecast is correct we will be in for a fairly lengthy cold snap. I trust that everyone had a nice break with their children and are keen for them to get back into regular class routines with their teachers.  I am very proud of the way our children wear their school uniforms with pride and thank families for supporting our school uniform policy. I have noticed that a small amount of children do not have school jumpers or pants. We have a lot of very affordable new and pre-owned school clothing available, which can be purchased through the office.

 

Sport :

District Athletics Carnival :

The following students will represent our school at the District Carnival at Newville on Friday 1st August, we wish them well.

Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Cameron Gaymer, Jack Moore, James Barron, Julyan Schuh-Kast,

Olivia Bula, Lily Moore, Fiona Bagley, Tilly Shepherd, Sarah Smith, Rebecca Smith,

Loren Buckley, Shernae Gavin.

Daily Fitness :

We have made some changes to the daily fitness routine this term.  All students will participate in some form of Physical Education each day. 

Twice a week the whole school joins together for skipping or endurance running activities.  On the other three days we have divided the school into Infants (K/1/2) and Primary (3/4/5/6) activities.

Students in K/1/2 are doing kinesiology, gross motor activities, health hustles, ball skills, dance and games.

Students in 3/4/5/6 participate in skill activities for 2 days and then a team sports afternoon of Friday each week.

Various sports will be explored over the year.

We are confident that this will provide variety, Fitness, skills, co-operation and enjoyment for all students.

Good luck to Fiona Bagley who will represent our school at the State Cross Country Championships in Sydney tomorrow.

 

National Young Leaders :

The year six students who attended the conference in Brisbane earlier this year have the opportunity to attend a follow up session on leadership at Macksville Public School next week. Mrs Evans from Scott’s Head and I will be running the sessions. It is time for students in year five to start considering whether they will attend the Young Leaders conference next year. It is a great opportunity.

 

Priority Schools Program :

I was asked at the P&C meeting on Tuesday evening if I had heard about the results of the PSP survey held earlier in the year. I rang Aldina Craig our PSP consultant and she informed me that we will not get the results until term 4 this year. I will let our school community know as soon as I am informed of the results.

 

Portfolios :

It would be appreciated if all portfolios are returned to school early Term 3.

 

 

 

Tournament of Minds :

This year the interest in being part of the Tournament of Minds challenge was so great that several trials were set to enable a team to be chosen.  Congratulations to every student who entered the trials.  After long deliberation a team of 7 has been chosen to compete in the challenge. 

Michael Laverty, Claudia West, Tegan Hall, Kye Godfrey Martin, Tavis Hall &

Loren Buckley & Kierly Fitzsimmons will be working very hard over the coming 6 weeks to create a presentation which will answer the set challenge.

 

Indonesian Workshop :

On Tuesday 5th August, all students will be participating in a workshop of Indonesian dance and rhythm.

Students will be able to absorb some culture and have great fun participating in the workshops.

 

Upcoming Events :

Tuesday 29th July                  ICAS Mathematics Competition

Friday 1st August                   District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

Tuesday 5th August               Indonesian Workshops

Tuesday 12th August             ICAS English Competition

 

P&C News

Golf Day

Unfortunately our Golf day planned for this Sunday had to be postponed due to a lack of participants. We will inform everyone about the new date as soon as it is organised. Thankyou to Kim Cox for her efforts, hopefully the next day will suit more people and we can raise money for our students.

Canteen News :

Attached to this newsletter is a new canteen price list.  Please note the new items now on

offer. 

Canteen Duty -  Friday 25th July        – Jenny Simmons

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Valla Community Pre-School – Trivia Night

Date :              Saturday 20th September

Time :             6.30pm for 7.00pm

Theme :          “The Olympics”

Place :            Nambucca Surf Lifesaving Club, Main Beach

Cost :              $15.00

Contact :         Valla Community Pre-School on 65695274

                        Tickets are to be purchased prior to the night.

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – July 3 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

NO ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK.

 

Sport :

Combined Athletics Carnival :

Last Friday our students had a fabulous day at the Small Schools Athletics Carnival.  The weather was wonderful and all students had excellent behaviour and a high level of participation.  The final results are still being collated and individual students will be notified Week 1, Term 3 if they are participating at the District Athletics Carnival on 1st August at Nambucca Heads.

Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the children on the day and especially to the mums and dads who worked tirelessly in the canteen under the capable leadership of Jenny Simmons, our canteen supervisor.  This proved to be a great fund raiser for our P&C Association.

 

“Five for Kids” :

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

What an amazing effort from our school and local community.  Nik James from 2MC visited our school on Tuesday morning and was presented with the grand total of $453.00

This will help Macksville Hospital purchase items on their “special wish list” for the children’s ward.

THANK YOU!

 

Half Yearly Student Reports  - Parent/Teacher interviews :

All students should have received their reports / portfolios during this week.  Interviews are a very important communication between the home and school.  Thank you to everyone who has spoken with class teachers this week.  Please remember that if you require an interview any other time during the year please contact the office or your child’s teacher to arrange a suitable time.

All portfolios need to be returned to school early Term 3.

 

Student Representative Council :

All year 6 students have had the opportunity to be part of the SRC executive during either Term 1 or Term 2 this year.  On Tuesday 8 students presented individual speeches to the whole school.  They were very well prepared and spoke clearly and confidently.  The voting this year was extremely close.  Our election scrutineers counted three times to ensure that the numbers were correct.

Our Student Representative Council Executive for the remainder of the year are :-

Leaders    -   Loren Buckley and Tavis Hall

Secretary -   Connor Seaman

Treasurer -   Elizabeth Burroughs

Publicity Officer – Leah Leviston.

Congratulations to all of our year 6 students who presented speeches.  We are very proud of you!

 

Upcoming Events :

6th to 13th July                        NAIDOC Week

Friday 4th July                        Last day of term 2.

Tuesday 22nd July                 First day of term 3. (Monday 21st is a pupil free day).

Friday 1st August                   District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

 

The EEPS (excellent Eungai pupils) award was drawn for June – the successful students are – Corey Skinner, Catherine Stone, Olivia Bula-Ratu  & Glynn Leviston.

 

 

 

P&C News

Canteen News :

A very big THANK YOU to the wonderful parents who volunteered their time to help out with the canteen at the Small Schools Athletics Carnival at Stuarts Point last Friday.  Also to those who cooked cakes, muffins and slices to sell.  The canteen grossed $1,200, a large part of which will be profit for our school. 

We have a number of barbeque steaks left which have been frozen in packs of five for sale at $5 per pack.  Please contact the school if you would like some.

This Friday we will be selling Hot Dogs at the canteen for $1.50 each.

At this stage we are hoping to run canteen for 2 days a week next term.  We have only gained 1 extra helper, which makes 6 people available of which one may be away most of the term and one who is only able to work two days.  We have 19 days to fill, so we would still appreciate more helpers or we may have to drop the canteen down to only operating for 1 day a week.

Please contact the school or Jennie (65699383) if you can help.

We will be sending out a parent morning tea roster early next term.  Parents will be asked to provide 1 of the following to sell for morning tea at canteen ;

bulletpieces of fruit – or
bulletpackaged biscuits, cakes, etc. – or
bullethome made biscuits, muffins, cakes etc made from packet mixes.  (Canteen can provide the packets – just ask to have one sent home.)

Unfortunately regulations insist that a “nutrition information” (not just ingredients) be provided in order to sell food to the children.

 

Canteen Duty -  Friday 4th July        – Lisa Hall

 

Term 2 has been a very busy and productive term.  As a staff we wish all families a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Jenny Brownhill

Relieving Principal

 

Community News :

Vacation Care :

Vacation Care is a federally funded service which provides child care for primary school aged children of parents who are working, studying, looking for work or need respite.

Centres operate in Macksville & Nambucca Heads these school holidays from Monday 7th July to 18th July 2008.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft excursions and lots more. Hours of operation are from 8am to 6pm, fees start from $4.20 per day.

For information and bookings please phone Gail on 65681474, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm.

 

Nambucca Aquatic and Fitness Centre :

Sports Clinics – these holidays

Tuesday 15th July – Soccer

Thursday 17th July – Netball

Friday 18th July – Swimming

All 1.30 – 2.30pm  -  $5 each

Qualified coaches.

For further information or to book please contact 65 6874646

 

Kempsey Library – July School Holiday Activities :

Drama Workshop for Children with Queen-O-Drama’s Nikole Hunter

Friday 11th July – 10.30am – 12pm.  Cost $5.00

“The Old Tree” Story Time and Craft Session

Wednesday 16th July 10.30am – 12pm

 

Please phone Kempsey Library on 65663210 to book for these sessions.

 

 

Valla Community Pre-School – Trivia Night

Date :              Saturday 20th September

Time :             6.30pm for 7.00pm

Theme :          “The Olympics”

Place :            Nambucca Surf Lifesaving Club, Main Beach

Cost :              $15.00

Contact :         Valla Community Pre-School on 65695274

                        Tickets are to be purchased prior to the night.

 

Alison Launt Dance Studios – Holiday Dance Classes :

All ages – no experience needed

Bring comfy clothes & water

Voluntary performance at end of week.

 

Beginners – 10.30am – 12pm

Intermediate – 12.30 – 2pm

Advanced – 2.15pm – 4.15pm

MONDAY 14th – FRIDAY 18th July (2nd week of holidays)          

 

$10.00 per class per day

$45.00 per class all week.

$100.00 unlimited classes all week

6 Yarrawonga Street Macksville Industrial Estate

Phone Alison for more details on 0418419871

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 26th June 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to the Small Schools Carnival at Stuarts Point.

 

Sport :

Combined Athletics Carnival :

On Friday 27th June we will be holding a combined athletics carnival with Scotts Head, Stuarts Point and Medlow schools at Stuarts Point Oval.  Supervision will be at Stuarts Point on the day and all students will compete in their age race and novelty events, however only those students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at our school carnival will compete in the other events.

Students will travel to Stuarts Point and back to Eungai by bus. The P&C have provided the funds to pay for the bus travel. 

If you are at the carnival and will be taking your child/ren home with you please see Mrs Dundas and let her know.

Our P&C will be running the canteen on the day and it would be appreciated if we could have your help in some way.  If you are going to be at the carnival could you please spare an hour to work in the canteen selling food and other items.  Please contact Jennie Simmons on 65 699383 or the school office if you can help.

 

School Sports Carnival Results :

We have now successfully held our High Jump for the school sports carnival, and can now notify you of the results.

Minor Girl Champion – Ruby Moore – (Runner-Up) Koneisha Bula, Jema Fitzsimmons, Bella Kallmier

Minor Boy Champion – Rory Dignam – (Runner-Up) Quinton Threadgate

Junior Girl Champion – Fiona Bagley – (Runner-Up) Tilly Shepherd

Junior Boy Champion – Cameron Gaymer – (Runner-Up) Michael Laverty

11yr Girl Champion – Rebecca Smith – (Runner-Up) Sarah Smith

11yr Boy Champion – Kye Godfrey-Martin – (Runner-Up) James Barron

Senior Girl Champion – Loren Buckley – (Runner-Up) Shernae Gavin

Senior Boy Champion – Julyan Schuh-Kast – (Runner-Up) Tavis Hall

Congratulations to the following record breakers –

Fiona Bagley broke the Jnr High Jump at 1m10 & the Jnr Shot Put at 3m89.

Julyan Schuh-Kast broke the Snr Discus at 23m.10 and the Snr HJ at 1m.31

Loren Buckley broke the Snr Shot Put at 5m16.

The winning house on the day was Gum.

 

Half Yearly Student Reports  - Parent/Teacher interviews :

Student reports will be handed out at teacher/parent interviews during week 10 (30th June to 4th July).  This gives the teachers an opportunity to share information with parents about your child/ren.

Notes have been sent home regarding your interview times please contact the office if you have not yet received a note.

 

Premier’s Reading Challenge :

There is 6 weeks of Reading Challenge time left.  Any student wanting to read over the holidays please see Mrs Brownhill for a book list.

 

Lost Clothing :

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE label your children’s uniforms.  There are a number of

jumpers & track pants in the lost property.  Please check if your child has lost any items.

 

 

 

 

 

Major Excursion – Funraising – CAKE STALL :

On Friday 1st August the parents of children in Years 4, 5 & 6 will be holding a cake stall in Wallace Street, Macksville (near Retravision).

We will also be running a raffle with donations from local businesses.

I am looking for volunteers to help run the stall as well as people to bake lots of biscuits and slices to sell.

To make it easier we are asking you to nominate how many cakes that you could make as we will be providing you with suitable disposable trays and wrapping bags to store and sell the cakes in.

Could you please indicate on the tear-off at the bottom of the newsletter how many trays you will be needing, so we know how many trays to order.

Also, please be aware that by law you need to write down the ingredients in the cakes (not how much just what of).  We will be providing labels for that too.

If you have any questions please contact Heather Leviston on 65699010

If there are any other parents who would be willing to lend me some muffin pans during the last week of July that would be really appreciated as I don’t have any. Put your name on them and I promise that they will be returned.

Please contact Heather if you are able to help in this way.   Many thanks.

 

SRC News :

bulletA decision was made at our last meeting not to participate in the “Crazy Hair Day” this term.  As a school we have already supported 2 charities this year – the Local Red Cross and Macksville Hospital.  Also many families have financial commitments with the forthcoming major excursion.
bulletThe 5cent fund raiser “Five for Kids” will conclude next Monday so there is still time to bring money in.  So have a look in the bottom of drawers and send in any of the 5 cents that you throw there.  We have had a wonderful response from all classes.

Nik James from radio station 2MC will be calling in to the school on Tuesday morning to thank the students and collect the money.

bulletYear 6 students wishing to hold SRC positions for the remainder of the year will present speeches to the students next Tuesday (1st July).

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 27th June                    Combined Athletics Carnival at Stuarts Point.

Friday 4th July                        Last day of term 2.

Tuesday 22nd July                 First day of term 3. (Monday 21st is a pupil free day).

 

P&C News :

Sock – it – to – you :

Orders are due back next Monday (30th July).  Please take advantage of this wonderful fundraiser and help our school

 

Canteen Duty – Monday 30th June -  Jennie Simmons

                              Friday 4th July        – Lisa Hall

 

Jenny Brownhill

Relieving Principal

 

      "       "      "      "      "       "       "       "       "       "       "       "

 

Major Excursion Fundraising Cake Stall

 

I can / cannot assist run the stall in Macksville     

 

I can cook cakes/slices/biscuits.  I need  ……  trays

 

Name …………………………………..   Phone Number ……………………….

 

 

Community News :

 

Vacation Care :

Vacation Care is a federally funded service which provides child care for primary school aged children of parents who are working, studying, looking for work or need respite.

Centres operate in Macksville & Nambucca Heads these school holidays from Monday 7th July to 18th July 2008.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft excursions and lots more. Hours of operation are from 8am to 6pm, fees start from $4.20 per day.

For information and bookings please phone Gail on 65681474, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm.

 

Nambucca Valley Bluelight :

Nambucca Valley Bluelight is holding a junior Movie Marathon for Primary aged children from around the district.

On Saturday 28th June – 4.30pm – 8pm – at Nambucca Cinema

Tickets are $10.00 each.

Movies are Kung Fu Panda & Spiderwick Chronicle

Tickets on sale at the door

For enquiries please contact Joy Capell 65647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074.

 

Nambucca Aquatic and Fitness Centre :

Sports Clinics – these holidays

Tuesday 15th July – Soccer

Thursday 17th July – Netball

Friday 18th July – Swimming

All 1.30 – 2.30pm  -  $5 each

Qualified coaches.

For further information or to book please contact 65 6874646

 

Kempsey Library – July School Holiday Activities :

Drama Workshop for Children with Queen-O-Drama’s Nikole Hunter

Friday 11th July – 10.30am – 12pm.  Cost $5.00

“The Old Tree” Story Time and Craft Session

Wednesday 16th July 10.30am – 12pm

Please phone Kempsey Library on 65663210 to book for these sessions.

 

HLV Chartered Accountants in Nambucca Heads have asked us to make you aware of a new Education Tax Refund to help with the costs of education for the 2008-09 financial year.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 19th June 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Tavis Hall & Elizabeth Burroughs.

Assembly Awards :   Francis Dormer-Hughes, Bailey Freebody, Emily Davis,

Sass Shepherd, Rory Dignam, Jessica Davis, Sarah Smith, Todd Whalen, Loren Buckley

Shernae Gavin, Mariah-Jo Donovan, Michael Laverty, Pippa West.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Fiona Bagley competed at the North Coast Cross Country last Friday.  Fiona placed 3rd in her age event and will now go on to represent our school at the state championships in Sydney.  Well done Fiona!

 

Athletics Carnival :

We were lucky enough to conduct our school carnival last Monday in good weather, although a little bit muddy underfoot.  High Jump is still to be finalised however, hopefully it will be done prior to the next carnival at Stuarts Point.

Due to high jump not being completed yet, we are still not sure of championship points.

We will advise you in next week’s newsletter of the final results.

 

Combined Athletics Carnival :

On Friday 27th June we will be holding a combined athletics carnival with Scotts Head, Stuarts Point and Medlow schools at Stuarts Point Oval.  Supervision will be at Stuarts Point on the day and all students will compete in their age race and novelty events, however only those students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at our school carnival will compete in the other events.

Students will travel to Stuarts Point and back to Eungai by bus. The P&C have provided the funds to pay for the bus travel. 

Our P&C will be running the canteen on the day and it would be appreciated if we could have your help in some way.  If you are going to be at the carnival could you please spare an hour to work in the canteen selling food and other items.  Please contact Jennie Simmons on 65 699383 or the school office if you can help.

This is a great chance for our P&C to raise funds that will in turn be returned to your children.

 

Half Yearly Student Reports :

Student reports will be handed out at teacher/parent interviews during week 10 (30th June to 4th July).  This gives the teachers an opportunity to share information with parents about your child/ren.

Notes will be sent home advising you of your interview date and time.  Please contact the office if you are unable to make the time offered and negotiate a new time.

 

Student Representative Council fundraising for Five for Kids :

Thank you to all the children who have started collecting 5c pieces for the 2MC campaign to assist our local Children’s Ward at Macksville Hospital.

The SRC are planning fun talent shows for term 3.  These will be held on Friday lunch times.  We hope everyone will have a go, so start rehearsing now.  Some performance ideas could be singing, dancing, instrumental, telling jokes, plays, poems, magic tricks even playing the spoons!.  These will be fun non-competitive events.

 

Bike Safety / Walking safely to school :

The staff have noticed that a number of students are listening to Ipods/MP3 players whilst riding and walking to school.  This could potentially be a dangerous situation as the students can not hear oncoming traffic and other dangers they need to be aware of.

Please talk to your children and explain the dangers.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 27th June                    Combined Athletics Carnival at Stuarts Point.

Friday 4th June                      Crazy Hair Day and last day of Term 2.

 

P&C News :

Canteen News :

At the moment we only have 5 helpers on our roster – if you would be able to give a few days each term to help it would be greatly appreciated.  Come and spend a morning learning the ropes.

Training mornings are on the following dates, starting at 8.45am.

Friday 20th June, Monday 23rd June

 

Canteen Duty

Friday 20th June –   Lisa Hall              Monday 23rd June – Jennie Simmons

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

Five for kids

 

SRC fundraiser for our local hospitals in conjunction with Radio station 2MC

For the month of June

Bring in all the 5¢ pieces you can find and use your small change to make a BIG change in the lives of sick kids. 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

Vacation Care :

Vacation Care is a federally funded service which provides child care for primary school aged children of parents who are working, studying, looking for work or need respite.

Centres operate in Macksville & Nambucca Heads these school holidays from Monday 7th July to 18th July 2008.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft excursions and lots more. Hours of operation are from 8am to 6pm, fees start from $4.20 per day.

For information and bookings please phone Gail  on 65681474, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm.

 

The Coffs Harbour Life Education Support Group would like to extend a very warm invitation to our school’s students and their families to come along to a fun, family night on Saturday 21st June.  This is a special Drug Action Week activity and will be an alcohol and smoke free event.

Lots of prizes to be won!    Bring along your family’s music brains trust!

Kids meet Healthy Harold!!

Sausage Sizzle and healthy refreshments

When : Saturday 21st June

Where : Coffs Harbour Showgrounds

Time :  6pm to 10pm

Cost : Gold coin donation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nambucca Valley Bluelight :

Nambucca Valley Bluelight is holding a junior Movie Marathon for Primary aged children from around the district.

On Saturday 28th June – 4.30pm – 8pm – at Nambucca Cinema

Tickets are $10.00 each.

Movies are Kung Fu Panda & Spiderwick Chronicle

Tickets on sale at the door

For enquiries please contact Joy Capell 65647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 12th June 2008

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Assembly Leaders :  Glynn Leviston & Connor Seaman

Assembly Awards :   Julyan Schuh-Kast, Lucus Rixon, Claudia West, James Barron,

Francis Dormer-Hughes, Briana Franklin, Damian Smith, Logan Smolander, Corey Skinner

Amy Ralston, Angel Honnery, Elly Wilesmith, Liam Donovan, Taniela Bula.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Good Luck to Fiona Bagley who is competing tomorrow at the North Coast Cross Country.

Athletics Carnival :

As you are aware the date of the school athletics carnival has been changed to Monday 16th June and the High Jump will be held tomorrow, Friday 13th June. 

The high jump will commence at 11am with the Minors (5,6,7 yrs of age) followed by the Juniors (8,9,10 yrs of age) at 11.45am then the 11yrs & Seniors at 1.30pm.

Parents are invited to come along and support if they wish.

Combined Athletics Carnival :

On Friday 27th June we will be holding a combined athletics carnival with Scotts Head, Stuarts Point and Medlow schools at Stuarts Point Oval.  Supervision will be at Stuarts Point on the day and all students will compete in their age race and novelty events, however only those students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at our school carnival will compete in the other events.

Students will travel to Stuarts Point and back to Eungai by bus.

Our P&C will be running the canteen on the day and it would be appreciated if we could have your help in some way, either by serving in the canteen or providing cooking for the day.  Please contact Jenny Simmons on 65699383 or the school if you can help.

 

CWA International Day :

Yesterday, students in years 1 and 2 performed 2 songs and a dance for the ladies of Eungai/Stuarts Point CWA at their International Day function.

The students looked great in their Mexican outfits and performed extremely well for the audience.

Thank you to all the staff especially Mrs Brownhill for stepping in at short notice and ensuring the children were well rehearsed to give a polished performance.

 

 

 

 

Kempsey Eisteddfod :

Congratulations to the twelve children from grades 4,5 and 6 who competed in the Primary Instrumental Section of the Kempsey Eisteddfod.   Their performance was highly commended by the adjudicator and we received positive comments from members of the audience.

You can see an encore performance by the children at Friday morning’s assembly.

 

School Photos :

Last week, students took home order forms for school photos. Zeny will be coming to the school on Tuesday 17th June to take the photos.  Please ensure all orders and money are sent to school by this date.

 

 

 

Health Notice :

I wish to advise you that there appears to be an outbreak of Scabies in the Nambucca Valley. 

Scabies causes severe itchiness continuing for days or even weeks and becomes worse at night.  Scabies is very contagious and must be treated appropriately, by visiting a doctor.  Students may return to school once treatment has begun.

 

Half Yearly Student Reports :

Student reports will be handed out at teacher/parent interviews during week 10 (30th June to 4th July).  This gives the teachers an opportunity to share information with parents about your child/ren.

Notes will be sent home advising you of your interview date and time.  Please contact the office if you are unable to make the time offered and negotiate a new time.

 

Student Representative Council fundraising for Five for Kids :

Thank you to all the children who have started collecting 5c pieces for the 2MC campaign to assist our local Children’s Ward at Macksville Hospital.

 

The SRC are planning fun talent shows for term 3.  These will be held on Friday lunch times.  We hope everyone will have a go, so start rehearsing now.  Some performance ideas could be singing, dancing, instrumental, telling jokes, plays, poems, magic tricks even playing the spoons!.  These will be fun non-competitive events.

 

Years 4,5 & 6 Major Excursion to Canberra:

This year the major excursion is to Canberra in the last week of Term 3.  Parents are hoping to do some fundraising to assist with the cost.

Fundraising will commence on Friday 1st August when a cake stall will be held at Macksville (near Retravision).  We are asking that all parents of these children contribute by cooking and/or selling cakes and slices for the stall.  More information will follow shortly.

 

Upcoming Events :

Tuesday 17th June                School Photos

Thursday 19th June               Performance at school “Munch, Crunch, Move” -$5 per student.

Friday 27th June                    Combined Athletics Carnival at Stuarts Point.

Friday 4th June                      Crazy Hair Day and last day of Term 2.

 

P&C News :

Canteen News :

There is a typo error on the canteen menu- milk is still $1.50 and poppers $1.30.

At the moment we only have 5 helpers on our roster – if you would be able to give a few days each term to help it would be greatly appreciated.  Come and spend a morning learning the ropes.

Training mornings are on the following dates, starting at 8.45am.

Friday 20th June, Monday 23rd June

 

Canteen Duty

Friday 13th June – Mark Shepherd          

           

Monday 16th June the canteen will not operate for morning tea and lunches, however drinks will be sold at lunch time.

Dates for the diary:      30 August – Trivia night at Macksville Country Club

23 or 30 November – Family fun day at the Ecology Centre at Grassy Head – water slide and BBQ

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

18

Five for kids

 

SRC fundraiser for our local hospitals in conjunction with Radio station 2MC

For the month of June

Bring in all the 5¢ pieces you can find and use your small change to make a BIG change in the lives of sick kids. 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

The Coffs Harbour Life Education Support Group would like to extend a very warm invitation to our school’s students and their families to come along to a fun, family night on Saturday 21st June.  This is a special Drug Action Week activity and will be an alcohol and smoke free event.

Lots of prizes to be won!    Bring along your family’s music brains trust!

Kids meet Healthy Harold!!

Sausage Sizzle and healthy refreshments

When : Saturday 21st June

Where : Coffs Harbour Showgrounds

Time :  6pm to 10pm

Cost : Gold coin donation.

 

Nambucca Valley Bluelight :

Nambucca Valley Bluelight is holding a junior Movie Marathon for Primary aged children from around the district.

On Saturday 28th June – 4.30pm – 8pm – at Nambucca Cinema

Tickets are $10.00 each.

Movies are Kung Fu Panda & Spiderwick Chronicle

Tickets on sale at the door

 

For enquiries please contact Joy Capell 65647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 5th June 2008

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Assembly Leaders : Dylan Honnery & Shernae Gavin

Assembly Awards :   April Simmons, Harrison Brooks-Neilly, Glynn Leviston,

Elizabeth Burroughs, Tegan Hall, Summer Bhaskar, Jema Fitzsimmons,

Christopher Gould, Mitchell Leviston, Catherine Stone, Lily Moore, Fiona Bagley

Chloe Styles, Scott Peterie.

 

Students in Years 1 and 2 will perform two songs and a dance that they have prepared for the CWA International Day next week.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our 4 students competed exceptionally well at the Mid North Coast Cross Country last Friday.  Congratulations to Fiona Bagley who placed first in her age and will now go on to the North Coast Event at Murwillimbah on Friday 13th June.  Good luck Fiona.

 

Athletics Carnival :

Due to inclement weather, we have made the decision to change the date of our school athletics carnival.  It will now be held on Monday 16th June and the High Jump will be held on Friday 13th June. 

 

2007 Annual School Report :

A copy of the 2007 Annual School Report is being sent home today with this newsletter.

 

CWA International Day :

Next Wednesday (11th June) students in years 1 and 2 will be performing 2 songs and a dance for the ladies of Eungai/Stuarts Point CWA at their International Day function.  Our students will perform songs and dance relating to Mexico which is the country of study this year.

Students in the 5/6 class have completed projects on Mexico and they will be presented for judging by the CWA.

Parents of students performing are invited to go along and watch their children at Eungai Creek Hall. The students will perform between 1.00-1.30pm along with students from Stuarts Point School.

 

Kempsey Eisteddfod :

Next Wednesday (11th June) a group of 11 students will compete as an Instrumental Group in the Primary section. The students will be playing “Scarborough Fair” and “The Birds Wedding”.

Good luck to all.

 

School Photos :

Attached to this newsletter is an order form for school photos.  Zeny will be coming to the school on Tuesday 17th June to take the photos.  Please ensure all orders and money are sent to school by this date.

 

Bus Travel :

A number of families quite often take the opportunity to send their children home to spend time with other families who live on the bus run. There are currently 55 students who are eligible to travel on the bus.

I have spoken to John Cavanagh about this situation and he has made it very clear that it will cost each child who does not hold a bus pass, $2.00 to travel on the bus. To be eligible to travel on the bus students must have a permission note, signed by parents.

 

 

Our bus is categorised as a commercial run and the bus driver has the right to refuse passengers if they do not hold a bus pass, based on the safe working load of the bus.

Please be aware of this situation and contact the school if your child has a change to their regular route home as they may not be able to travel on the school bus due to overcrowding.

 

Student Representative Council fundraising for Five for Kids :

Radio Station 2MC is holding a fundraising event during June to raise funds to assist the children’s wards of 4 local hospitals which includes Macksville Hospital.

The SRC are hoping that during June students will bring in as many 5 cent pieces as possible and at the end of June we will donate the amount raised to 2MC to help all children who are admitted to hospital and make their time there as pleasant as possible.

Please send in as many of those unwanted 5 cent pieces that you may have lying around the house.

 

Upcoming Events :

Monday 9th June                    Public Holiday

Wednesday 11th June          CWA International Day at Eungai Hall – Students in Yrs 1 and 2 are attending.

Wednesday 11th June          Kempsey Eisteddfod – Instrumental group attending

Tuesday 17th June                School Photos

 

P&C News :

Canteen News :

A reminder that we now have Goulburn Valley Fruit Salad cups for sale at recess and lunch. 

There is a typo error on the canteen menu- milk is still $1.50 and poppers $1.30.

At the moment we only have 5 helpers on our roster – if you would be able to give a few days each term to help it would be greatly appreciated.  Come and spend a morning learning the ropes.

Training mornings are on the following dates, starting at 8.45am.

Friday 20th June, Monday 23rd June, Monday 30th June.

 

Canteen Duty

Friday 6th June – Mark Shepherd               Monday is a public holiday.

 

Dates for the diary:      30 August – Trivia night at Macksville Country Club

23 or 30 November – Family fun day at the Ecology Centre at Grassy Head – water slide and BBQ

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

Five for kids

 

SRC fundraiser for our local hospitals in conjunction with Radio station 2mc

For the month of June

Bring in all the 5¢ pieces you can find and use your small change to make a BIG change in the lives of sick kids. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

The Coffs Harbour Life Education Support Group would like to extend a very warm invitation to our school’s students and their families to come along to a fun, family night on Saturday 21st June.  This is a special Drug Action Week activity and will be an alcohol and smoke free event.

Lots of prizes to be won!    Bring along your family’s music brains trust!

Kids meet Healthy Harold!!

Sausage Sizzle and healthy refreshments

When : Saturday 21st June

Where : Coffs Harbour Showgrounds

Time :  6pm to 10pm

Cost : Gold coin donation.

 

Nambucca Valley Bluelight :

Nambucca Valley Bluelight is holding a junior Movie Marathon for Primary aged children from around the district.

On Saturday 28th June – 4.30pm – 8pm – at Nambucca Cinema

Tickets are $10.00 each.

Movies are Kung Fu Panda & Spiderwick Chronicle

Tickets on sale at the door

 

For enquiries please contact Joy Capell 65647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074

 

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 29th May 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Leah Leviston & Kye Godfrey-Martin

Assembly Awards :   Dylan Spence, Ruby Moore, Tayla Donovan, Ava Laverty,

Bailey Freebody, Sophie Kallmier, Kalob Smolander, Tavis Hall, Connor Seaman,

Rebecca Smith, Mariah-Jo Donovan, Angel Honnery, Andrew Smith, Ben He.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Good luck to the 4 students – Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Fiona Bagley, Cameron Gaymer and James Barron who are competing in the Zone Cross Country tomorrow, at Bowraville. 

Athletics Carnival :

Our school athletics carnival will be held on Friday 13th June.  As in previous years we will be holding the High Jump a week before on Friday 6th June, as we are unable to fit everything in on the one day.

 

Celebrating Public Education :

As you are aware we held our official opening for the playground equipment and covered area last week. The official opening is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what our students are involved in at the moment.  A number of staff will receive North Coast awards at a ceremony tonight, celebrating Public Education Week at Nambucca Heads High School, students in the 5,6 class have completed an assignment focussing on Mexico for the CWA-International Day, students in year one and year two will perform for the CWA on Wednesday, 11th June at the same time a number of students will compete at the Eisteddfod in Kempsey. I must say I am very proud to be principal of a school which has so many wonderfully talented students and staff committed to promoting Education at Eungai Public School.

 

Student Illness :

The staff has noticed that a number of students seem to be unwell at the moment and struggling to stay focussed during regular lessons.  If your child is unwell, it is advisable to keep them at home until they are fit enough to fully participate in classroom lessons. This may also stop the spread of illness to other students and staff.

 

Bus Travel :

A number of families quite often take the opportunity to send their children home to spend time with other families who live on the bus run. There are currently 55 students who are eligible to travel on the bus.

I have spoken to John Cavanagh about this situation and he has made it very clear that it will cost each child who does not hold a bus pass, $2.00 to travel on the bus. To be eligible to travel on the bus students must have a permission note, signed by parents.

Our bus is categorised as a commercial run and the bus driver has the right to refuse passengers if they do not hold a bus pass, based on the safe working load of the bus.

Please be aware of this situation and contact the school if your child has a change to their regular route home as they may not be able to travel on the school bus due to overcrowding.

 

Student Representative Council fundraising for Five for Kids :

Radio Station 2MC is holding a fundraising event during June to raise funds to assist the children’s wards of 4 local hospitals which includes Macksville Hospital.

The SRC are hoping that during June students will bring in as many 5 cent pieces as possible and at the end of June we will donate the amount raised to 2MC to help all children who are admitted to hospital and make their time there as pleasant as possible.

 

 

 

 

National Reconciliation Week :

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of

the first Australians.  It’s the ideal time for all of us to join the reconciliation conversion and

to think about how we can help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Students from K-6 classes are currently focussing on Aboriginal Art during craft

activities in the classroom.

 

Family Support Services :

Attached to this newsletter is a list of support services available to all families.  Please do

not hesitate to contact any of the numbers if you require assistance. 

 

Upcoming Events :

26th – 30th May                      Education Week.

Friday 30th May                     Mid North Coast Zone Cross Country

Wednesday 11th June          CWA International Day at Eungai Hall – Students in Yrs 1 and 2 are attending.

Wednesday 11th June          Kempsey Eisteddfod – Instrumental group attending

Tuesday 17th June                School Photos

Sunday 22nd June                 P&C Family Golf Day at Macksville

 

P&C News :

Canteen Duty

Friday 30th May – Lisa Hall  Monday 2nd June – Manda Godfrey   

 

Our next major fundraiser and all round fun day is a Family Golf Day at the Macksville Country Club.  Unfortunately we have had to change the date and it will now be held on Sunday 22nd June. Organise a team of four and book in with Kim Cox – tee off times are from 8.00 am. You don’t have to be an expert golfer – just join in and have fun. There will be prizes on the day and everyone is in with a chance. We will also have a raffle. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 15 years of age, which includes 9 holes of golf and a sausage sandwich.

 

Dates for the diary:      30 August – Trivia night, Macksville Country Club

23 or 30 November – Family fun day at the Ecology Centre at Grassy Head – water slide and BBQ

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 22nd May 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Julyan Schuh-Kast & Loren Buckley

Assembly Awards :   Connor Seaman, Jack Moore, Shernae Gavin, Bodhi Hallas,

Rylee Godfrey-Martin, Koneisha Bula, Ewart Stone, Emily Davis, Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Sass Shepherd, Julia Ranson, Monique Steadman, Aidan Dignam, Michael Laverty.

Year3/4 class will play “Aura Lee” on the recorder.

 

Industrial Action – Thursday 22nd May :

You will be aware from the media that the Teachers Federations has called a 24 hour strike this Thursday 22nd May.  The purpose of the strike is to encourage the Government and the Department of Education to talk with the Federation about the new staffing arrangements.

There will be minimal supervision available on Thursday.

Teachers realise that striking is a great inconvenience to parents and do it only as a last resort.  If you support the teachers please contact your local member and express your concerns.  A quick resolution of this situation will result in no further strike action.  Your support could make the difference.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Congratulations to all the students who competed at the District Cross Country Carnival at Bowraville last Friday.

It was a perfect day for a run with a little sun and a cool breeze.  As expected all the children tried their best, setting a great example to the students from other schools.  There are 4 students fortunate enough to be competing in the Zone Cross Country which will be held at the Bowraville course again, on the 30th of May.  Congratulation to all the children who participated in the district event, and in particular to Jarrah Godfrey-Martin,

Fiona Bagley, Cameron Gaymer and James Barron who will be running in the zone event.

Schuberts 7’s :

As you may know the Schuberts 7’s carnival was postponed last term due to bad weather.  Unfortunately it was rescheduled for the 19th (last Monday) and our students were unable to attend due to the official opening of the school playground.

Students who have paid for this event ($6) will have this amount credited to the next event we participate in.

If however, you wish this money refunded please contact Mrs Dundas to arrange this.

 

Official Opening of New Playground :

The official opening was held on Monday. Unfortunately a member of the Australian Labor Party was unable to attend and Mr Buckley unveiled the plaque on their behalf.  We would like to thank our invited guests, Mayor George Hicks, Councillor Martin Ballangarry, Lisa Hall – President of the P&C Association, Luke Hartsuyker MP and parents and community members for coming along. 

Thank you to the P&C and parents who provided morning tea.

 

Kempsey Eisteddfod :

On Wednesday 11th June a group of volunteers will perform two songs at the Kempsey Eisteddfod.  The group are entered as an Instrumental Group in the Primary section.

The students who are involved will be taking home a permission note today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Representative Council fundraising for Five for Kids :

Radio Station 2MC is holding a fundraising event during June to raise funds to assist the children’s wards of 4 local hospitals which include Macksville Hospital.

The SRC are hoping that during June students will bring in as many 5 cent pieces as possible and at the end of June we will donate the amount raised to 2MC to help all children who are admitted to hospital and make their time there as pleasant as possible.

 

Upcoming Events :

26th – 30th May                      Education Week.

Monday 26th May                  Rural Bush Fire Visit

Thursday 29th May                International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS)

                                                Science Competition

Friday 30th May                     Mid North Coast Zone Cross Country

 

P&C News :

Positions Vacant

Do you love being your own boss?

Do you love being surrounded by happy, smiling faces?

Do you like working in a clean, bright, weatherproof environment?

Do you like being appreciated?

Do we have the job for you!

Canteen helpers are needed to continue to provide a 2 day service for our school

No previous experience necessary.

Great working conditions

On the job training

Free morning tea and lunch.

Please apply to Jennie Simmons on 65 699383 to secure your position on our roster.

The more applicants, the less days to work.

 

Canteen Duty

Friday 23rd May –  Mark Shepherd Monday 26th May – Jennie Simmons   

 

Once again the P&C is holding a “Sock it to you” fundraiser.  Attached to this newsletter you will find a brochure to enable you to buy quality items and held raise additional funds for the P&C, which in turn will be returned to the school.  For every item sold the P&C will receive a commission.

Please return your orders along with payment or credit card details to school by 27th June.

Please make all cheques payable to Eungai Public School P&C Association.

 

Our next major fundraiser and all round fun day is a Family Golf Day at the Macksville Country Club on Sunday 15 June. Organise a team of four and book in with Kim Cox – tee off times are from 8.00 am. You don’t have to be an expert golfer – just join in and have fun. There will be prizes on the day and everyone is in with a chance. We will also have a raffle. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 15 years of age, which includes 9 holes of golf and a sausage sandwich.

 

Dates for the diary:       30 August – Trivia night, Macksville Country Club

                                    23 or 30 November – Family fun day at the Ecology Centre at Grassy Head – water slide and BBQ

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 15th May 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly tomorrow due to Cross Country.

 

Sport :

Good luck to the 20 students who will be representing our school at the District Cross Country Carnival at Bowraville tomorrow, Friday 16th May.

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) – Mother’s Day Raffle :

Thank you to everyone who bought/sold raffle tickets.

First prize winner is – James Peterie

Second prize           -  Elizabeth Burroughs

Third prize               - Carlie-Ann Donovan.

The SRC raised $150 from this raffle.

 

Official Opening of New Playground :

On Monday 19th May at 10am we will be holding the official opening of our playground.  Mr Luke Hartsuyker will be attending along with Mayor George Hicks and Councillor Martin Ballangary.  All parents and community members are invited to come along and join us and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards.

 

National Assessment Program (NAPLAN)

The NAPLAN tests have being held this week.  Congratulations to our year 3 and year 5 students who have conducted themselves excellently during the tests and have done their best!

 

Children arriving at school before supervision begins

A reminder that the school’s supervision roster starts from 8.30am.  There is no adult staff available to ensure the safety of children in the playground prior to that time.  Please ensure that your child does not arrive until after 8.30am.

 

Premier's Sporting Challenge

Premier Morris Iemma recently launched The Premier's Sporting Challenge which is an initiative aimed at reinvigorating sport and physical activity in public schools.

The Challenge includes a range of initiatives with one common purpose - to have more students, more active, more of the time.

Our school will be participating in the Premier's Primary School Sport Challenge which involves primary school classes participating in a 15 week sport and physical activity Challenge.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 16th May                     District Cross Country at Bowraville

Monday 19th May                  Official Opening of new playground – Luke Hartsuyker attending.  All parents and community members are invited to attend at 10.am.

26th – 30th May                      Education Week.

Monday 26th May                  Rural Bush Fire Visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P&C News :

Canteen Duty

Friday 16th May – Debbie Brendel             Monday 19th May     Manda Godfrey

 

Thanks to everyone who donated, sold, wrapped and gave their children money for the Mother’s Day stall. We made over $200 and trust that all mothers enjoyed their special gifts!

 

Our next major fundraiser and all round fun day is a Family Golf Day at the Macksville Country Club on Sunday 15 June. Organise a team of four and book in with Kim Cox – tee off times are from 8.00 am. You don’t have to be an expert golfer – just join in and have fun. There will be prizes on the day and everyone is in with a chance. We will also have a raffle. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 15 years of age, which includes 9 holes of golf and a sausage sandwich.

 

Next Monday 19 May the canteen will not sell morning tea as there will be a big morning tea for everyone after Luke Hartsuyker officially opens our playground equipment.

Some prices have changed for items at the canteen – all (or nearly all) have gone down. Please find attached a new price list effective from tomorrow.

 

Jennie Simmons is our new canteen manager – thanks Jennie! -  following Penny Moran’s resignation (Ethan and Madeleine are now attending school closer to home) and she will shortly be re-introducing a morning tea roster for canteen. If your name is on the roster, you have three options:

 1)                   Provide fresh fruit to be sold

 2)                   Provide packaged biscuits to be sold

 3)                   Take a packaged muffin/cake mix home from the canteen, make it up and return it to canteen on your day.

 We still cannot sell straight homemade items as we are currently a canteen not a tuckshop and all items sold must be fresh (eg fruit) or have a nutritional panel on the packet, which packaged biscuits and packaged muffin mixes do have. If you have any questions about this or feel you are unable to help with morning tea please contact Jennie Simmons

 

 

Dates for the diary:       30 August – Trivia night, Macksville Country Club

                                    23 or 30 November – Family fun day at the Ecology Centre at Grassy Head – water slide and BBQ

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

 

Scotts Head Public School P&C Association are having a Warehouse Shopping Weekend on 16,17 and 18 May.  The cost is $270.00 which includes coach transport – 2 nights accommodation – 2 hot breakfasts – 2, two course dinners.

Contact Debbie on 65 698342.

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 8th May 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Elizabeth Burroughs & Tavis Hall

Assembly Awards :  Ryan Leviston, Lana Pelser, Ellie Laverty, Georgina Smith,

Leah Leviston, Neri Murphy, Peter Stone, Bella Kallmier, Quinton Threadgate,

Pippa West, Tilly Shepherd,  Dylan Cox, Ben He

 

Thank you to Jo Donnelly :

Jo entered our school in the Daily Telegraph Classmate Cash Prizes for Schools competition earlier this year and won our school $1000.  The money is greatly appreciated and will be spent on the students.

 

Library Stock take :

A stock take of all library books will be held from today (Thursday 8th May to Monday 12th May).  Hopefully, students will be able to borrow from next Tuesday onwards.

 

Term 2 Student Representative Council (SRC) new committee:

The new SRC committee for this term are :

President – Tavis Hall

Vice President – Kierly Fitzsimmons

Secretary – Leah Leviston

Treasurer – Elizabeth Burroughs

Publicity Officer – Shernae Gavin.

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) – Mother’s Day Raffle :

Raffle tickets were sent home with last week’s newsletter for a Mother’s Day Raffle organised by the SRC.  All sold tickets need to be returned to school by tomorrow (Friday 9th May) first thing in the morning as the raffle will be drawn after recess.

Funds raised from this raffle will be used by the SRC to support school activities such as funding buses for excursions and buying classroom games.

SRC representatives will sell tickets at recess and lunch time if students wish to purchase further tickets.

Tickets cost 50c each.

1st Prize  - set of kitchen canisters

2nd Prize  -  pair of handtowels

3rd Prize  -  lavender bath crystals.

Thank you to those who have purchased/sold tickets already.

 

Sport :

In upcoming weeks all students from K-6 will be training for our athletics carnival which will be held on Friday 13th June.  Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear. (Skate shoes are not suitable for running on grass and our undulating playground).

If you are unsure what footwear is appropriate, please contact the office and we will advise you.

The District Cross Country Carnival will be held at Bowraville on Friday 16th May.

A permission note will be sent home today with children who are eligible to attend.  Please ensure these are returned promptly.

 

Official Opening of New Playground :

On Monday 19th May we will be holding the official opening of our playground.  Mr Luke Hartsuyker will be attending along with other official guests.  All parents and community members are invited to come along and join us and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards.

 

 

 

Use of whiteout at school :

I would like to remind all students and parents that whiteout is not to be used at school.  This is a departmental directive and one that we must follow.

 

National Assessment Program (NAPLAN)

As we reported to you in last week’s newsletter in 2008 the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be introduced for all students in Years 3 & 5.  The tests will replace the Basic Skills Tests (BST) and the results of the tests will provide important information to the school and parents.

The tests will be conducted across Australia on the same days –

Tuesday 13th May – Language Convention test (spelling, punctuation & grammar) and a separate writing test.

Wednesday 14th May – Reading Test

Thursday 15th May – Numeracy test (number, algebra function and pattern, chance and date, measurement and space).

Please ensure your child/ren are at school promptly on each of the test days and are well rested.

 

Craft Needs :

If you have any shoe boxes or cylinders (e.g. from inside alfoil & cling wrap rolls) at home that are no longer needed we would love them to be sent to school to be used for craft activities later in the term.

 

Upcoming Events :

Tuesday 13th May                 NAPLAN Language convention test & writing test

Wednesday 14th May           NAPLAN Reading Test

Thursday 15th May                NAPLAN Numeracy Test

Friday 16th May                     District Cross Country at Bowraville

Monday 19th May                  Official Opening of new playground – Luke Hartsuyker attending.  All parents and community members are invited to attend at 10.am.

26th – 30th May                      Education Week.

Monday 26th May                  Rural Bush Fire Visit

 

P&C News :

Canteen Duty

Friday 9th May – Mark Shepherd                Monday 12th May     Jenny Simmons

 

Mothers' Day Stall
On Friday 9 May, the P & C will run our annual Mothers' Day Stall at the school after lunch. For new parents or those who would like a reminder, the stall runs like this: Parents donate goods to be sold on the stall, then on Friday 9 May provide their children with up to $5 each to spend on a gift from the stall. Each child with money will have the chance to buy one item with a price from 50 cents to $4 or $5. Once every child has bought one item, if there are items left for sale, children with money left will have an opportunity to buy another gift. Each item bought will be gift-wrapped for free.
How you can help
1)   Donate goods to be sold eg chocolates, candles, coffee cups, hand cream, jewellery, books, and so on.
2)   Donate wrapping paper and ribbons
3)   Send your child/ren to school with up to $5 on 9 May if you wish them to participate - no one is forced to participate
4)   Come along at 1.15 pm on 9 May - we need volunteers to organise the items for sale, sell them and wrap them. Please come if you can - it's a really fun afternoon

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

 

Scotts Head Public School P&C Association are having a Warehouse Shopping Weekend on 16,17 and 18 May.

$270.00 cost which includes coach transport – 2 nights accommodation – 2 hot breakfasts – 2, two course dinners.

Contact Debbie on 65 698342.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 1st May 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Welcome back to school and the start of an extremely busy term 2.

 

Please make sure you read the newsletter each week, especially the upcoming events section, as there are many opportunities for parents and citizens to attend functions at our school.

 

No Assembly this week.

 

National Assessment Program :

In 2008 the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be introduced for all students in Years 3 & 5.  The tests will replace the Basic Skills Tests (BST) and the results of the tests will provide important information to the school and parents.

The tests will be conducted across Australia on the same days –

Tuesday 13th May – Language Convention test (spelling, punctuation & grammar) and a separate writing test.

Wednesday 14th May – Reading Test

Thursday 15th May – Numeracy test (number, algebra function and pattern, chance and date, measurement and space).

Parents of students in years 3 & 5 will receive more information next week.

 

Anzac Day :

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the students and parents who attended the Anzac Day ceremonies at Stuarts Point.  Congratulations to Tavis Hall for his speech, in front of a large audience.  Unfortunately I was unable to attend this year however I fully support Anzac Day and what it represents for our community and Australia wide.

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) – Mother’s Day Raffle :

Raffle tickets have been sent home with today’s newsletter for a Mother’s Day Raffle organised by the SRC.  All sold tickets need to be returned to school by next Friday 9th May.  Funds raised from this raffle will be used by the SRC to support school activities such as funding buses for excursions and buying classroom games.

SRC representatives will sell tickets at recess and lunch time if students wish to purchase further tickets.

Tickets cost 50c each.

1st Prize  - set of kitchen canisters

2nd Prize  -  pair of handtowels

3rd Prize  -  lavender bath crystals.

 

Sport :

In upcoming weeks all students from K-6 will be training for our athletics carnival which will be held on Friday 13th June.  Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear. (Skate shoes are not suitable for running on grass and our undulating playground).

If you are unsure what footwear is appropriate, please contact the office and we will advise you.

The District Cross Country Carnival will be held at Bowraville on Friday 16th May.

A permission note will be sent home today with children who are eligible to attend.  Please ensure these are returned promptly.

 

 

 

 

School Uniform :

It is that time of year when students start wearing warmer clothing.  It would be appreciated if parents and students would support our school uniform policy.  Please make sure that all clothing is clearly labelled.

School jumpers are for sale at the school office.

 

Craft Needs :

If you have any shoe boxes or cylinders (e.g. from inside alfoil & cling wrap rolls) at home that are no longer needed we would love them to be sent to school to be used for craft activities later in the term.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 16th May                     District Cross Country at Bowraville

Monday 19th May                  Official Opening of new playground – Luke Hartsuyker attending.  All parents and community members are invited to attend at 10.am.

26th – 30th May                      Education Week.

Monday 26th May                  Rural Bush Fire Visit

 

P&C News :

Mothers' Day Stall
On Friday 9 May, the P & C will run our annual Mothers' Day Stall at the school after lunch. For new parents or those who would like a reminder, the stall runs like this: Parents donate goods to be sold on the stall, then on Friday 9 May provide their children with up to $5 each to spend on a gift from the stall. Each child with money will have the chance to buy one item with a price from 50 cents to $4 or $5. Once every child has bought one item, if there are items left for sale, children with money left will have an opportunity to buy another gift. Each item bought will be gift-wrapped for free.

How you can help
1)   Donate goods to be sold eg chocolates, candles, coffee cups, hand cream, jewellery, books, and so on.
2)   Donate wrapping paper and ribbons
3)   Send your child/ren to school with up to $5 on 9 May if you wish them to participate - no one is forced to participate
4)   Come along at 1.15 pm on 9 May - we need volunteers to organise the items for sale, sell them and wrap them. Please come if you can - it's a really fun afternoon

 

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

Available in 4 weeks – 1 fluffy ginger female kitten, housetrained, very friendly.  Currently 4 weeks old may be viewed now.   Phone 65 699112.

 

Scotts Head Public School P&C Association are having a Warehouse Shopping Weekend on 16,17 and 18 May.

$270.00 cost which includes coach transport – 2 nights accommodation – 2 hot breakfasts – 2, 2 two course dinners.

Contact Debbie on 65 698342.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 10th April 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Have a great holiday with your families – school resumes on Tuesday 29th April.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

The Cross Country was held in good spirit and great weather.   The results are:

5,6,7 year girls                                             5,6,7 year boys

1st Ruby Moore          – 5m32                       Ryan Leviston            - 5m34

2nd Lana Pelser         - 6m18                        Christopher Gould   - 6m

3rd Tayla Donovan     - 6m34                        Ewart Stone               - 6m32

8,9 year girls                                                8,9 year boys

Elly Wilesmith            - 10m30                      Jarrah Godfrey-Martin – 10m14

Lily Moore                  -11m18                       Taniela Bula               - 11m19

Olivia Bula-Ratu        - 12m44                      Damian Smith           - 11m43

10 year girls                                                 10 year boys

Fiona Bagley             - 8m55                        Cameron Gaymer     - 9m14

Tilly Shepherd            - 11m43                      Michael Lavery          - 10m

Claudia West             - 12m47                      Dylan Cox                  - 10m18

11 year girls                                                 11 year boys

Rebecca Smith         - 15m59                      James Barron            - 13m54

Sarah Smith               - 16m                          Neri Murphy               - 15m32

Leah Leviston            - 19m06                      Summer Bhaskar      - 17m10

12 year girls                                                 12 year boys

Loren Buckley            - 17m10                      Connor Seaman        - 21.54

Shernae Gavin          - 19m49

Elizabeth Burroughs – 21m09

 

Unfortunately, the Rugby League Schubert’s 7’s set down for today has been postponed. We will advise you next term of the new date.

 

2008 Kindergarten students :

Congratulations to all our lovely kindergarten students for completing their first term at school.  They have adapted to their new school environment exceptionally well.

 

ANZAC Day :

Yesterday students attended a school ANZAC Day ceremony to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in peace. 

I would like to thank Mr Mason, Mr Butler and Mr Jolliffe from Stuarts Point RSL for attending and talking to the students.  I would also like to thank  Mr Jamie Davis (parent), a member of the Army Reserve, for informing our students about why we hold ANZAC Day on the 25th April each year.  Jamie also made ANZAC biscuits for all students and staff.

 

ANZAC Day service at Stuarts Point – 25th April 2008.

All students are invited represent Eungai Public School in the ANZAC Day march.   Students will need to assemble in full school uniform at 10.30am at the Stuarts Point Bowling Club. 

I encourage everyone who is able to attend to come along and pay your respects on behalf of our school.

 

Tennis :

The Tennis Programme for the 5/6 class will commence in week 1 next term on a Tuesday for Term 2.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 11th April                    Last day of Term 1.

Tuesday 29th April                 School resumes for Term 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

Nambucca Aquatic / Fitness Centre :

Join / make a team to play –

Junior Indoor Cricket (Tues 4.00pm)

                           Soccer (Wed 4.00pm)

$3.00 each only.

 

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in the fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts, held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.

Totally Terrific Tennis Morning on Thursday 24th April from 9am to midday.

For further details contact JJK Professional Tennis Coaching on 0438874234 or 0418866808.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 3rd April 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to the Cross Country.

 

Stop Work Action by NSW Teachers – Tuesday 8th April :

Teachers at Eungai Public School and other NSW Government Schools will be taking industrial action next Tuesday from 9am to 11am. 

Our school will remain open with limited supervision until 11am.  Full supervision and normal lessons will commence at 11.00am.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

We invite all parents to come along and enjoy watching their children participate in the school Cross Country.  The event will commence at 9.15am, this Friday 4th April.

The students have been training hard for this event.

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the writing will be in a narrative genre.)

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by Friday 4th April.  Unfortunately no late entries can be accepted.

 

Dr Seuss” “Horton Hears A Who” :

The students thoroughly enjoyed their excursion to the movies today.  Thank you to the SRC for supplementing part of the bus cost, enabling us to keep the cost down to you.

The children were extremely well behaved and the movie reinforced some of the values being taught at Eungai Public School.

Students all received a “Horton’s” pen today.

 

Anzac Day :

As Anzac Day falls in the holidays – Eungai Public School will be having a small ceremony here at school on Wednesday 9th April at 1.30pm. 

 

Upcoming Events :

Tuesday 8th April                   Stop work action by NSW Teachers (9.00am-11.00am).  More information next week.

Friday 4th April                       School Cross Country

Wednesday 9th April             Anzac Day Ceremony 1.30pm

Thursday 10th April                Students in yrs 4,5 &6 attending Rugby League 7 a-side at Nambucca Heads.

Friday 11th April                    Last day of Term 1.

 

Complimentary Orthodontic Consultations :

Dr Robert I Kenneth (Specialist Orthodontist) is offering complimentary Orthodontic Consultations in Port Macquarie.  Please note the attached information.

 

P&C News :

Canteen duty for Fri 4th April      –  Debbie Brendel        Mon 7th April   –  Jenny Simmons          

 

Anthony Buckley – Principal.

COMMUNITY NEWS :

Nambucca Aquatic / Fitness Centre :

Join / make a team to play –

Junior Indoor Cricket (Tues 4.00pm)

                           Soccer (Wed 4.00pm)

$3.00 each only.

 

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in the fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts, held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.

Totally Terrific Tennis Morning on Thursday 24th April from 9am to midday.

For further details contact JJK Professional Tennis Coaching on 0438874234 or 0418866808.

 

Vacation Care – Funded for children during school holidays.

Vacation care is a federally funded service which provides child care for primary school aged children of parents who are working, studying or looking for work.  Centres operate in Macksville and Nambucca Heads these school holidays from Monday 14th til Thursday 24th April.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft, excursions and lots more.  Hours of operation are from 8.15am to 5.15pm (longer if needed); fees start from $5.20 per child per day (with Child Care Benefits).

For information and bookings phone Gail on 65681474.

 

 

 

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International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 27th March 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders:  Loren Buckley & Kye Godfrey-Martin

Assembly Awards:  Francis Dormer-Hughes, Briana Franklin, Georgina Smith, 

Dylan Honnery, Tegan Hall, Quinton Threadgate, James Peterie, Bodhi Hallas,

Amy Ralston, Taniela Bula, Andrew Smith, Chelsea Dignam, Pippa West.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our school cross country will be held in the school grounds on Friday 4th April 2008 starting at 9.15am.  All students participate on the day and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on everyone for their fantastic efforts at running.

5/6/7 year olds run 1 kilometre

8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres

11/12 year olds run 3 kilometres

Students are running each morning to prepare them for the Cross Country.

It would be a good idea for all students to have joggers to run in as ordinary school shoes become very slippery.

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the writing will be in a narrative genre.)

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by Friday 4th April.  Unfortunately no late entries can be accepted.

 

Dr Seuss” “Horton Hears A Who” :

Each family should have received yesterday a purple note with information about an excursion to Nambucca Cinema to see “Horton Hears a Who”.

All students will need to wear full school uniform and bring lunch and morning tea to school as usual.  The whole school will be attending this excursion and we will be returning to school to have lunch.  Please return all notes and money to school by Monday 31.3.08.

It is very important that all students are at school by 8.50am on Thursday as the buses will be leaving at 9.00am sharp.

 

Easter Activities and SRC (Student Representative Council) : 

Thank you to the parents who came along on Thursday 20th April to help the children with the Easter activities and join in the Egg Throwing Competition.   The egg throwing raised $35.50 for the SRC.

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 3rd April                  Excursion to cinema for “Horton Hears A Who”

Tuesday 8th April                   Anticipated stop work action by NSW Teachers (9.00am-11.00am).  More information next week.

Friday 11th April                    Last day of Term 1.

 

Student lunches :

Please note that staff, do not have the time to heat up lunches for students.  Children have the opportunity to purchase hot lunches each Monday & Friday through our canteen. 

 

 

Parent workshop : Monday 28th April 2008.

On Monday 28th April all teachers in the Nambucca Valley will be involved in 21 workshops during the Staff Development Day (Pupil Free) next term.

A workshop for parents will be held, called – What are you setting your kids up for?

The workshop is based on Mark LeMessurier’s international best selling book, Parenting Tough Kids and will be presented by Mark.

 

When :            Monday 28th April, 2008

Where :           Macksville High School Auditorium

Time :             1.45 – 2.45pm

Cost :              Nil.

If you are interested in attending this great workshop, or would like some more information please contact the school office and we will make the arrangements.

 

P&C News :

Thanks to all the families who sold Easter raffle tickets and congratulations to the lucky winners! Don’t eat them all at once!

1st Prize – Jo Dormer

2nd Prize – Mary Stone

3rd Prize – M Moran.

 

 At our P&C meeting on Tuesday night 19th March, we discussed a number of issues, including the following:

 1)         P&C Membership fees were set at $2 per person. If you would like to join the P&C, please put $2 per person in an envelope, with their names clearly written on the front of the envelope with “P&C Membership Fees” and have your child post in the notes/money letterbox in the school office or bring your money along to any P&C meeting. Anyone can come to a P&C meeting and contribute to discussions, but only members can vote. Paying before or at one meeting gives you the right to vote at the following meeting, not the meeting you join at.

2)         At the April P&C meeting (Tuesday 8 April, 7.00 pm) we will be reviewing and adopting a constitution for our P&C. It has been some time since our constitution has been reviewed and our Executive will be meeting with Mr Buckley next week to run through the P&C Federation’s model constitution to see if it is suitable for us to adopt for Eungai. You can look this up on their website: www.pandc.org.au

3)         Greg Barron and Carli Spence were elected to the Canteen Sub-Committee. Please come along to the next meeting or speak to Lisa Hall (6569 9100) if you would like to join this sub-committee as we would like to have another one or two members.

4)         A change in meeting times was briefly discussed. We are aware that not everyone is able to easily attend meetings in the evening, but also that others can’t easily attend meetings during the day. Accordingly, we have attached a short survey which we would appreciate you returning. The options for meeting times are Tuesday evening at 7.00pm (or if other evenings would be better, please write that down), Thursday afternoon at 3.00pm or alternating those days. Please return to the school by Tuesday 8 April 2008

5)         With regard to fundraising, it was decided to run a Golf Day in term 2 and a Trivia night in term 3, along with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls, a Sock It To You catalogue drive, a Christmas raffle and an undecided event in Term 4. If you have any ideas, please come along to a meeting or contact Lisa or any other P&C members.

 Thanks for your support – please let us know what else you would like the P&C to do for our school

   

 

Canteen duty for Fri 28th March      –  Manda Godfrey

                                Mon 31st March     –  Robyn Grandemange

 

Thought for the day “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”     -  Will Rogers

 

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

Nambucca Aquatic / Fitness Centre :

Join / make a team to play –

Junior Indoor Cricket (Tues 4.00pm)

                           Soccer (Wed 4.00pm)

$3.00 each only.

 

Stuarts Point Little Athletics Presentation Day

Sunday 30th March at Scotts Head Recreation Hut from 12 noon onwards.

All athletes will enjoy a free sausage sizzle plus other goodies.  Sausage sizzle for adults will cost $2.00.  Come along and have some fun.

 

 

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International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

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P&C Meeting Time Survey

 

I would prefer the P&C meeting to be (please circle one only):

 

 

Tuesday at 7.00 pm 

 

Another night at 7.00 pm (please specify) _________________________________              

Thursday at 3.00 pm      

                            

Alternating Tues 7.00pm and Thurs 3.00 pm

 

Name ………………………………………….

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 13th March 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders:  Tavis Hall & Leah Leviston

Assembly Awards:  Christopher Gould, Ava Laverty, Ewart Stone, Sass Shepherd, Damian Smith, Corey Skinner, Peter Stone, Dylan Spence, Connor Seaman, Jack Moore, Summer Bhaskar, Mariah-Jo Donovan, Taniela Bula, Lily Moore, Andrew Smith.

 

The senior guitar group will perform “Greensleeves”.

Ribbons & certificates will be presented to students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the Swimming Carnival.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our school cross country will be held in the school grounds on Friday 4th April 2008 starting at 9.15am.  All students participate on the day and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on everyone for their fantastic efforts at running.

5/6/7 year olds run 1 kilometre

8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres

11/12/13 year olds run 3 kilometres

Students are running each morning to prepare them for the Cross Country.

It would be a good idea for all students to have joggers to run in as ordinary school shoes become very slippery.

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the writing will be in a narrative genre.)

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by Friday 4th April.  Unfortunately no late entries can be accepted.

 

Easter Activities - Thursday 20th  March:

Each year the students participate in fun Easter activities. This year the fun and games will begin at 1.15pm with an Easter Egg hunt.  Then there will be a group craft activity followed at 2.30 by the Annual Egg Throwing Competition.

 

The Egg Throwing competition is an SRC (Student Representative Council) fundraiser.  This year the cost will be 50c per egg.  Pairs can be a variety of combinations e.g. adult/adult; adult/child; child/child and varying age groups.  Certificates are awarded to the Champion Egg Throwers.  Parents are welcome to join with the students for the activities during the afternoon.

 

Questacon : 

On Monday the children were visited by Questacon, a science circus show.  They presented the children with a bubble show and a marine show.  Their performances are designed to educate, entertain and spark students’ curiosity.  The bubble show taught the children about surface area and tension, adhesion, and elasticity, whilst the marine show taught the children about underwater pressure, whales, plankton and waves.  Those families who took the opportunity to see the Questacon performance in Kempsey will know just how informative and fun the science circus shows are.

 

 

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) :

The SRC will be holding a mufti day on Friday 14/3/08 to raise funds for our local Red Cross Society.  The month of March is Red Cross month.  All funds raised are used to maintain vital Red Cross Services in the Northern Region.  These services include – Telecross, Blood Service and Disaster Recovery Services. 

The students who are out of uniform (mufti) must have covered shoulders & no midriffs showing.  Please wear sensible shoes.  The cost to be out of uniform is $1 (individuals can donate more if they wish).

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 20th March Easter activities

Friday 21st March                  Good Friday – Public Holiday

Monday 24th March               Easter Monday – Public Holiday

Friday 4th April                       School Cross Country

Friday 11th April                    Last day of Term 1.

 

Ice Cream Containers :

We would appreciate any unwanted ice cream containers being sent to school for use in the classrooms.

 

Bike Safety :

Please ensure your child wears all necessary safety gear when riding their bike to and from school.

 

P&C News

Our first fundraiser for the year is an Easter Egg raffle.  Tickets are $1.00 each and the prizes are :

1st Prize          $60 worth of Red Tulip Eggs

2nd Prize         $40 worth of Lindt Eggs

3rd Prize          $20 worth of Cadbury Eggs.

Raffle tickets were sent home last week.  Please return all tickets and money to the school by Thursday 20th March, which is also the day they will be drawn.  If you can’t sell all your tickets, don’t worry, just sell what you can.  If you need more to sell, Mrs Dundas has extras in the office.

Canteen duty for Fri 14th March – Penny Moran

                                Mon 17th March – Robyn Grandemange

 

Thought for the day “Surely the world we live in is but the world that lives in us.”     – Daisy Bates

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

 

Nambucca Aquatic / Fitness Centre :

Join / make a team to play -

Junior Indoor Cricket (Tues 4.00pm)

                           Soccer (Wed 4.00pm)

$3.00 each only.

 

 

 

International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

 

 

 

International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

                                                  

 

 

International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

 

 

 

International Competitions & Assessments (ICAC)

 

I would like my child …………………………… to participate in the following competitions.

(please circle)

 

English                         Mathematics                             Science                                    Computer Skills

all $6.00 each                                                                                       

 

Spelling Assessment  $8.00                                           Writing Assessment   $11.00   

 

I enclose $........  in  payment.

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 6th March 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders: Kierly Fitzsimmons & Connor Seaman

Assembly Awards: Jessica Davis, Ruby Moore, Rebecca Smith, Sarah Smith, Ethan Moran, Jema Fitzsimmons, Lana Pelser, Emily Davis, Ellie Laverty, Catherine Stone,

Aidan Dignam, Chloe Styles, Liam Donovan, Tilly Shepherd.

 

PSP Survey  (Priority Schools Program) 

Thank you to the families who have returned the completed surveys.  If you haven’t already done so there is still time – please return them as soon as possible.

 

National Young Leaders Conference

 I had the privilege to take 48 young aspiring leaders from our local schools to the National Young Leaders Conference in Brisbane on Wednesday this week. Five of the students came from our school. The conference was a fabulous success and a great opportunity for our students in the Nambucca Valley to hear quality leaders from different parts of Australia. Some of the guest speakers were:

Lisa Backhouse;

One of Queensland’s most respected news readers currently working for Channel 9.

James Castrission and Justin Jones;

The first people to kayak from Australia to New Zealand.

Josie Montano;

An Australian author of children’s books.

Jess Schipper;

Olympic gold medallist.

I would certainly recommend any parent to allow their children to attend the conference next year.

 

Good Values” Performance :

On Monday we were visited by the “Good Values Performers”.  Two skilled actors entertained and informed the children by role playing the benefits of employing good values in everyday life.  Values such as tolerance, honesty, sensitivity, forgiveness and respect were explored through planned and impromptu plays.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

 

Questacon :

Next Monday, 10th March we are having a performance by “Questacon Science Circus”.

All students will attend this performance!  Two presenters will visit the school to perform highly motivational demonstration-style science shows.  The shows explore the relevance of science and technology in everyday life using familiar everyday items and a touch of theatre to inspire and enthuse.

The performance will take place from 9.30am to 10.30am at a cost of $5.00 per student.

Please sign the permission note at the end of this newsletter and return with payment by Friday 7th March in the envelope provided.

 

Easter Activities :

Once again this year the children will be participating in fun group activities on the day before the Easter public holidays (Thursday 20th March).

More details next newsletter.

 

We still have 2 white Silky roosters to give away to a good home, please contact the school if you are interested.

 

 

Payment for school activities :

When making payments for school activities, excursions etc. all money must be sent to school in a sealed envelope with child’s name and details of payment clearly written on the front.  This envelope is to be placed in the post box in the foyer, next to the office door.  All children have been shown this post box.  Any permission notes, absence notes etc. must also be placed in this box.

The post box is locked and will be cleared each day.    Thank you.

 

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) :

The SRC will be holding a mufti day on Friday 14/3/08 to raise funds for our local Red Cross Society.  The month of March is Red Cross month.  All funds raised are used to maintain vital Red Cross Services in the Northern Region.  These services include – Telecross, Blood Service and Disaster Recovery Services. 

The students who are out of uniform (mufti) must have covered shoulders & no midrifts showing.  Please wear sensible shoes.  The cost to be out of uniform is $1 (individuals can donate more if they wish).

 

2007 Year Book : 

Those families who have ordered and paid for a year book will be receiving them today.  If you have not yet paid please call at the office to make payment and pick up your copy.

 

Upcoming Events :

Monday 10th March               Questacon Science Circus.

Thursday 13th March TAFE Outreach BBQ

Thursday 20th March Easter activities

Friday 21st March                  Good Friday – Public Holiday

Monday 24th March               Easter Monday – Public Holiday

 

Ice Cream Containers :

We would appreciate any unwanted ice cream containers being sent to school for use in the classrooms.

 

P&C News

Our first fundraiser for the year will be an Easter Egg raffle.  Tickets are $1.00 each and the prizes are :

1st Prize          $60 worth of Red Tulip Eggs

2nd Prize         $40 worth of Lindt Eggs

3rd Prize          $20 worth of Cadbury Eggs.

Raffle tickets are attached to this newsletter.  Please return all tickets and money to the school by Thursday 20th March, which is also the day they will be drawn.  If you can’t sell all your tickets, don’t worry, just sell what you can.  If you need more to sell, Mrs Dundas has extras in the office.

Canteen duty for Fri 7th March – Mark Shepherd & Manda Godfrey

                                Mon 10th March – Robyn Grandemange

 

Thought for the day  “A man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”.   Muhammad Ali.

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

TAFE OPEN WORKSHOP

Digital Photography at Eungai! 

Want to do something special with your family photos?

Would you like to find a creative and useful purpose for your camera and/or computer?

Then you should come along to the TAFE Open Workshop at Eungai Public School on Thursday 13th March from 10am-12noon and join us for a free BBQ for all who come along. 

There will be informal demonstrations and hands on fun with digital cameras – you can take a few photos, put them into a computer and play around with the photo editing software – heaps of fun and easier than you might think.  You’ll be impressed with what you can achieve with a little bit of instruction!

Who knows!  You might like it so much and enjoy yourself to such an extent, you’ll want to come along to one of the TAFE Outreach courses on Digital Scrapbooking!  You just never know……

 

Nambucca Valley Netball  -  Registration – Round Robin – 15th March at the Willis Street Courts.  Please contact Dianne Glennon on 6564 7095 for more information.

 

Stuarts Point Little Athletics Trivia Night

Saturday 8th March – 6.30 for a 7pm start at Stuarts Point Workers Recreation and Bowls Club.  Cost is $10 per head.  Teams of 8 players.  BYO nibblies.  The emphasis is on fun, fun and more fun.  Bring a group of friends and come along.  Teenage kids and adults.

Prizes given on the night.  For more information contact Lyn Maloney on 65 690986.

 

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I give permission for my child / ren ………………………………………………………… to attend the Questacon performance at school on Monday 10th March.

 

I enclose $5.00 (per child) as payment.

 

 

Signed ………………………………………………        Date ………………………………..

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 14th February 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to the back to school breakfast.

 

Back to School Breakfast

Tomorrow, Friday 15th February the P&C will be holding a breakfast at school for all parents/carers, students & grandparents.  The breakfast will commence at 8.15am.  Please come along and enjoy a yummy breakfast with us, and meet the staff and P&C members for an informal chat if you wish.

 

Sport

Tonight, Thursday 14th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our Twilight Swimming Carnival, commencing at 6.00pm.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  Therefore, we are asking as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.45pm.  Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators, which is payable at the pool.

The carnival will go ahead if it is raining as we have to hold it prior to the 20th February.

 

Text Books

Students in all grades (Kinder to 6) are working out of a maths text book again this year.

Cost of each text book is $13.00.  Please send this amount to school as soon as possible. 

When sending money to school, please place in an envelope with name and amount marked clearly on the outside.

Student assistance is available.  Please ask at the office for an application form.

Thank you.

 

School contributions

This year the school contribution is $15.00 per student or $40.00 per family (3 or more students).  Our contribution continues to be lower than other schools in the district.  The money assists with purchasing of materials used by the students.

It would be appreciated that this amount is sent to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Bus Travel

A code of conduct pamphlet was sent home on Monday this week outlining the appropriate safe way students from our school should travel on the bus.  I fully support Steve Flockton, our bus driver and have encouraged him to enforce the rules outlined in the pamphlet.

We have wonderful students attending our school who travel on the bus each day.  We do not want anything but a safe, trouble free passage for them.

 

Student Banking

All Kindergarten students today took home a package from the Commonwealth Bank telling them about student banking and how to open a Dollarmites account.  Once an account has been established (by completing the necessary paperwork) deposits can be made at school every Friday through the Student Banking account. 

If other students would like one of the packages – please ask at the school office.

 

Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod

If any students are interested in entering the Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod please see Mr Barron for forms and details

 

 

P&C News

P&C meetings are held monthly on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7.00pm in the school library.  All parents and community members are invited to attend.  We value your support and input at the meetings.

The AGM for 2008 will be held on the 19th February at 6.30pm, followed by a general meeting at 7.00pm.  Please come along and join us.

 

Canteen

We need volunteers for our canteen to operate on Mondays and Fridays.  If you can spare the time and would like to support the school and P&C please complete the tear off slip below and return to school this week.  Training will be given to anyone who is able to help.

Canteen Duty

Friday 15th Feb         Penny Moran             Monday 18th Feb       Robyn Grandemange

 

TAFE Open Workshop

Digital Photography at Eungai!

Want to do something special with your family photos?

Would you like to find a creative & useful purpose for your camera and/or computer?

Then you should come along to the TAFE Open Workshop at Eungai Public School on Thursday 13th March from 10am to 12noon and join us for a free BBQ for all who come along.

There will be informal demonstrations & hands-on fun with digital cameras – you can take a few photos, put them into a computer and play around with the photo editing software – heaps of fun and easier than you might think.  You’ll be impressed with what you can achieve with just a little bit of instruction!

Who knows! You might like it so much and enjoy yourself to such an extent, you’ll want to come along to one of the TAFE Outreach courses on Digital Scrapbooking!  You just never know……..

 

Thought for the day “Time is far more important than money “ – Keith Brown.

 

Anthony Buckley.

Principal

 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS :

 

Physical Culture – If anyone is interested in the possibility of having Physical Culture classes at Eungai Creek Hall for pre-school and primary age children, we will be holding an information session with Terri Hill, a physical culture instructor from South West Rocks / Kempsey at 15-17 Main Street (opposite Eungai Creek shop) on Thursday 21st February at 4pm.

Please call Sarah Landers on 65 699244 or Tracy Davis on 65699022.

(children are welcome to attend the meeting).

 

Nambucca Valley Netball  -  Registration – Saturday 1st March at the Willis Street Courts.  Please contact Dianne Glennon on 6564 7095 for more information.

 

Macksville Soccer Club – Registration days – Saturday16th & 23rd February at North Macksville Playing Fields between 8am and 12pm.  For more information please contact Andrew Moran on 6568 2674.

 

Nambucca Strikers Soccer – Registration days - Saturdays 16th and 23rd February at Nambucca Plaza.  For more information please contact John Cassidy on 6564 8445.

 

 

Indoor Netball – Wednesday evenings at Macksville Stadium from 13th February.  Please contact Anne Peterkin on 6569 6109 for more information.

 

Junior Golf has recommenced at Bowraville.  A fixture is proposed for every second Sunday for ages 9-16 yrs at the Bowraville Recreation Club.  A competition has been set for this Sunday, 10th February, commencing at 10am.  Golfers of all levels are invited.  It is intended that players will be allocated handicaps after sufficient rounds are completed.  For more info contact the Bowraville Recreation Club on 6564 7349

 

Stuarts Point Little Athletics Trivia Night

Saturday 8th March – 6.30 for a 7pm start at Stuarts Point Workers Recreation and Bowls Club.

Cost is $10 per head.  Teams of 8 players.

BYO nibblies.

The emphasis is on fun, fun and more fun.  Bring a group of friends and come along.  Teenage kids and adults.

Prizes given on the night.

For more information contact Lyn Maloney on 65 690986.

 

 

 

 

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CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS

 

Name …………………………………………….                Phone ……………………………..

 

I can help on  Monday  /  Friday  /  either or both

 

No of times per term I can help ……………………………..

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 7th February 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders:  Shernae Gavin, Julyan Schuh-Kast

Assembly Award Winners: Tayla Donovan, Bailey Freebody, Mitchell Leviston, Bella Kallmier, Rory Dignam, Rylee Godfrey-Martin, Claudia West, Cohen Tasker, Kierly Fitzsimmons, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Pippa West, Fiona Bagley, Michael Laverty, Cameron Gaymer

 

Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter will now go home every Thursday.  We have changed the day in an attempt to improve communication between the school and families/community.  The newsletter is given out to the eldest child in the family.  Please ensure that children pass the newsletter on to you.

 

Sport

On Thursday 14th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our Twilight Swimming Carnival, commencing at 6.00pm.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  Therefore, we are asking as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.45pm.  Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators which is payable at the pool.

 

Doorway Into Practical Literacy Program (DIPL)

This year our school is undertaking a new literacy program throughout the school.  The structured program has been created by a speech pathologist and primary teacher and has been very successfully used in many Newcastle and North Coast Schools.

The main focus of this programme is to provide children with the opportunity

bulletto develop good listening skills in everyday life
bulletto develop effective reading skills in everyday life
bulletto understand and to develop the use of good grammar
bulletto develop the use of good writing skills, e.g. correct sentence structure and punctuation.

The aim is to provide the opportunity to develop and use the many skills necessary for reading and writing in everyday life.  To enable the program to run smoothly some students in primary classes may work in a different room during DIPL sessions.  Your child will use the acronym DIPL when talking about these literacy sessions and will soon begin to have homework activities that consolidate skills covered in DIPL sessions.

 

Peer Support Camp

Year 6 students will be attending a Peer Support Training Camp at Scotts Head on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning on 12th & 13th February.  This training will assist the senior students to run the Peer Support Program at Eungai in 2008.  Peer Support is where students support their peers across the whole school.  The Peer Support Program educates young people so that they may be more able to resist negative peer pressure, to care for each other and to follow a healthy lifestyle. 

The senior students will receive training which will allow them to develop leadership skills to lead small groups of students through activities based on enhancing their self awareness, self esteem, communication and coping skills.  The end result for participants (students & staff), and the entire school community, is a friendly and caring environment where across the grade barriers are broken down.  The atmosphere in the school is markedly more positive and co-operative.

 

Back to School Breakfast

On Friday (15th February) the P&C will be holding a breakfast at school for all parents/carers, students & grandparents.  The breakfast will commence at 8.15am.  Please come along and enjoy a yummy breakfast with us, and meet the staff and P&C members for an informal chat if you wish.

 

P&C News

P&C meetings are held monthly on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7.00pm in the school library.  All parents and community members are invited to attend.  We value your support and input at the meetings.

The AGM for 2008 will be held on the 19th February at 6.30pm, followed by a general meeting at 7.00pm.  Please come along and join us.

 

Canteen

Attached to the newsletter is our 2008 menu. 

We need volunteers for our canteen to operate on Mondays and Fridays.  If you can spare the time and would like to support the school and P&C please complete the tear off slip below and return to school this week.  Training will be given to anyone who is able to help.

Canteen Duty

Friday 8th Feb            Lisa Hall                                 Monday 11th Feb       Robyn Grandemange

Friday 15th Feb         Penny Moran

 

 

Anthony Buckley

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

NAMBUCCA VALLEY NETBALL  -  Registration – Saturday 1st March at the Willis Street Courts.  Please contact Dianne Glennon on 6564 7095 for more information.

 

MACKSVILLE SOCCER CLUB – Registration days – Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd February at North Macksville Playing Fields between 8am and 12pm.  For more information please contact Andrew Moran on 6568 2674.

 

NAMBUCCA STRIKERS SOCCER – Registration days - Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd February at Nambucca Plaza.  For more information please contact John Cassidy on 6564 8445.

 

INDOOR NETBALL – Wednesday evenings at Macksville Stadium from 13th February.  Please contact Anne Peterkin on 6569 6109 for more information.

 

JUNIOR GOLF has recommenced at Bowraville.  A fixture is proposed for every second Sunday for ages 9-16 yrs at the Bowraville Recreation Club.  A competition has been set for this Sunday, 10th February, commencing at 10am.  Golfers of all levels are invited.  It is intended that players will be allocated handicaps after sufficient rounds are completed.  For more info contact the Bowraville Recreation Club on 6564 7349.

 

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CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS

 

Name …………………………………………….                Phone ……………………………..

 

I can help on  Monday  /  Friday  /  either or both

 

No of times per term I can help ……………………………..

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 31st January 2008

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Our first assembly for 2008 will be Friday 8th February.

It is great to see all the students and families back to start the new school year.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.  A warm welcome to all our new students and their families.  I know that the children will enjoy their educational experience at Eungai Public School.

 

Newsletter :

Our weekly newsletter will now go home every Thursday.  We have changed the day in an attempt to improve communication between the school and families/community.

The newsletter is given out to the eldest child in the family.  Please ensure that children pass the newsletter on to you.

We maintain our 4 class room teachers from last year.

Mrs Ruth Buys – K/1 class

Mrs Jenny Brownhill –1/2 class

Mrs Kylie Johns – 3/4 class

Mr Anthony Buckley & Mr Greg Barron – 5/6 class

Our 4 classrooms are greatly supported by the following staff.

Mrs Bev Snook – Library  (Tuesday)

Mr Greg Barron – Music (Wednesday) – Computers (Friday)

Mrs Fiona Waddy – STLA (Support Teacher/Literacy & Maths groups.

Mrs Gai Cross – District STLA (Support Teacher Learning Assistance)

Mrs Lyn Dundas – Office Manager

Mrs Robyn Madeley – Office Assistant

Ms Mary Bijou – Teachers Aide

Mr Martin Mountford – General Assistant

Mr Brett Moore – General Assistant

Mr David Hall – Pastoral Care Worker (Monday, Tuesday)

Mr Max Smith – School Counsellor

Ms Sue Penny – Cleaner

 

General School Information :

School Times

School starts at 9.00am

Recess : 10.20am – 10.50am

Lunch :    12.30pm – 1.20pm

School finishes at 3.00pm

Supervision at school starts at 8.30am.  Please ensure your child is not at school before this time.

 

School etiquette :

To ensure the smooth running of our school and less disruption to classes, when visiting please call at the office first.  (This is a departmental requirement).

 

Late arrivals / early departures :

There is a sign in/out book in the office foyer.  If your child is late for school, or has to leave early, it is a legal requirement that you provide a written note or, sign them in using this book.  Please note this book is a legal document requiring the correct date, time, reason and your signature.  Please ask at the office if you have any concerns. 

 

School Assemblies are held on Friday mornings at 9.00am.  Our first assembly for 2008 will be held next  Friday 8th February.  All parents and community members are welcome to attend.

Music News :

Guitar

All students in grades 4,5 & 6 are able to learn guitar at lunch time.  They will need to supply their own instrument and make a commitment to attend ALL lessons and practice every week.  Beginners will be in Wednesday lunchtime and more advanced students on Thursday lunchtime.  Students please see Mr Barron if you are interested.

Recorder

Students in classes 3,4 & 5,6 learn recorder as part of the Music program.  All students must bring their own recorder to class.  This is not optional, but an essential part of the music program.  Recorder lessons will commence in week three and all students in these grades must have access to an instrument by this date.  Recorders can be purchased from the front office for $7.

Practicing

There is often conflict between students practicing an instrument at home and other family members (particularly with recorders).  Try to have a special time of day when students practice, e.g. from 4.30pm and during this time be supportive and tolerant.  Some families might have an area, e.g. outside or a quiet room where disruption to other family members is minimal.

 

Sport :

On Thursday 14th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our Twilight Swimming Carnival, commencing at 6.00pm.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  Therefore, we are asking as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.45pm.

Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators which is payable at the pool.

 

Tennis :

Over the next two terms tennis coaches from Tennis Australia will be visiting our school every Tuesday for 2 hours.  They will take students from 3/4 class in term 1 and students from 5/6 class in term 2 for tennis coaching.  There will be no cost involved.

This is a great opportunity for our students to gain some professional coaching.  Please ensure that your child has the appropriate footwear.                           

 

Calendar :

Attached to this newsletter is a Term 1 calendar for you to mark down important dates – we have noted a couple but in future newsletters we will let you know of events that are happening.

 

P&C News :

P&C meetings are held monthly on Tuesday evenings, commencing at 7.00pm in the school library.  All parents and community members are invited to attend.  We value your support and input at the meetings.

The AGM for 2008 will be held on the 19th February.  Please come along and join us.

Canteen

The school canteen operates every Monday and Friday and is run by volunteers and overseen by the P&C.  Penny Moran is the canteen supervisor.  Penny can be contacted on 65 682674.  We would appreciate your help, if you can’t contact Penny please contact the school office.

Canteen will resume next Monday 4th February with Robyn Grandemange doing the duty.

A new roster will be sent out with next week’s newsletter.

Anthony Buckley

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 28th November 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week

 

Surf Education :

Students currently attending the Surf Education program at Scott’s Head are having a great time. Everyone is learning a new skill with a smile on their face. The five qualified instructors are working well with the children informing them about the correct way to read the ocean and keep safe. I believe that this program is vitally important to all students considering how close we live to the ocean.

 

Year 6 Pavers :

Our year six students are personally decorating pavers to be place in our gardens. The pavers will be a memento of their educational journey at Eungai Public School. A special thankyou to Georgina Supple for organising the pavers and helping each student make them unique.

 

SRC Mini Fete :

The SRC Mini Fete held last Friday was an outstanding success with a total of $522.50 (including mufti & raffle) being raised.  A huge thank you to all the families that supported the mini fete by donating goods and coming along during the afternoon.  Also congratulations to the Year 5&6 students who did an amazing job of running the stalls and to all the students who had excellent behaviour during the afternoon.  We hope everyone had an enjoyable time.  All money raised will support student activities in the school.  Elizabeth Burroughs was the lucky winner of the Care Flight Bear.

 

Combined Churches Christmas Musical 2007 :

The combined churches of the Nambucca Valley have invited all local schools to the Christmas Musical on Friday 7th December at Nambucca Heads.

Our students will be attending the 10.30am concert and will return to school for lunch. This is a whole school activity.

Students will travel to and from Nambucca Heads by bus.  The cost of the bus is kindly being paid for by the P&C.

Cost to students is $2.00.

Please sign the permission note at the end of this newsletter and return to school with $2.00 payment per child by Wednesday 5th December.

 

Lost Bird :

A family at Valla lost their hand-raised scaly breasted lorikeet (green with red beak) 7 weeks ago.  It has been sighted at the school and is being well bed by local families in Eungai Creek.  If you see this bird and are able to catch it please contact the school.

 

Year 7 2008 – Macksville High School :

Parent Information Evening – Thursday 29th November at 6pm in the Hall (will include a tour of the school).

Orientation Day for incoming Year 7 students – Wednesday 5th December commencing at 8.50am in the Macksville Recreation Centre (Stadium) at the school.

The first day of attendance for Year 7 students next year isTuesday 29th January 2008.

 

Presentation Day :

Parents, friends and community members are most welcome to come and share our student’s successes for 2007.  During the presentation students will perform small musical items.  Morning tea will be provided by the staff.

 

 

End of Year Activitiy :

For this years’ end of year activity we will be having a Disco at Eungai Hall for all students on Wednesday 19th December.  More Information next week.

 

Upcoming Events :

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 6th Dec    Intensive Swimming Scheme

Friday 7th December                      Whole school visit to Combined Churches Musical at Nambucca Heads.

Thursday 13th December              Presentation Day

Wednesday 19th December         End of Year Disco

 

P&C News :

Raffle Tickets : Thank you to the parents who have returned their raffle tickets and money

If you can’t sell all your tickets please return to them to the school office as soon as

possible.  If you can sell more, Mrs Dundas has extra supplies in the office.  Sold tickets

and money must be returned to the school by Wednesday 19th December.  Donations for

prizes are still needed – please bring in whatever you are able to the school office.

 

Canteen News :

Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed.  Please contact Penny Moran if you

can help (65 682674)

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 30th November -  Debbie Seaman

Monday 3rd December -  Robyn Grandemange         

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

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Community Information :

 

Nambucca Valley Combined Churches present – “The Birthday Party”

Venue : Nambucca Entertainment Centre

Date : Saturday 8th December 2007

            Saturday 9th December 2007

Time :  3.00pm

Cost : $2.00 per ticket and available at :

                                                Zeny’s House of Photography – Nambucca Heads

                                                Leading Edge Computers – Macksville

                                                Country Harvest Garden Centre – Bowraville.

 

 

Masters Heated Pool – 7 Grevillea Ave Stuarts Point 2441

Masters heated pool will be running 10 day learn to swim and stroke correction classes. Commencing on Monday 7th January through to Friday 18th January.

For more information or bookings phone Kym Masters on 65 690695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Churches Christmas Musical 2007

Friday 7th December 2007.

 

 

I give permission for my child to travel to the Christmas Musical at Nambucca Heads on Friday 7th December 2007.   I enclose $2.00 (per child).    $............

 

I understand that travel is by bus.

 

 

Signed  ……………………………..                                    Date ………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Churches Christmas Musical 2007

Friday 7th December 2007.

 

 

I give permission for my child to travel to the Christmas Musical at Nambucca Heads on Friday 7th December 2007.   I enclose $2.00 (per child).    $............

 

I understand that travel is by bus.

 

 

Signed  ……………………………..                                    Date ………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Churches Christmas Musical 2007

Friday 7th December 2007.

 

 

I give permission for my child to travel to the Christmas Musical at Nambucca Heads on Friday 7th December 2007.   I enclose $2.00 (per child).    $............

 

I understand that travel is by bus.

 

 

Signed  ……………………………..                                    Date ………………………..

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 21st November 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Daly Barron & Kierly Fitzsimmons

Assembly Awards : Rory Dignam, Paris Hicks, Ryan Leviston, April Simmons,

Ava Laverty, Mitchell Leviston, Briana Franklin, Elizabeth Burroughs, Kierly Fitzsimmons,

Shernae Gavin, Julyan Schuh-Kast, Rhys Gavin, Alana Gavin, Damian Smith,

Logan Smolander, Maddison Bates, Taniela Bula, Mariah-Jo Donovan. Neri Murphy,

Summer Bhasker, Jack Moore, Cameron Gaymer, Tjana Jones, Michael Laverty,

Ethan Moran.

 

Assembly Item : Class1/2 will perform a song.

 

SRC Mini Fete :

Don’t forget that the SRC will be holding their “mini fete” this Friday from 1.00pm –3.00pm.

It will be a mufti day (out of uniform) for the cost of $1.00

There will be lots of fun and games for everyone.  We will also be drawing the raffle for the very special Care Flight Bear, 20c tickets are still available.  

This will be the last SRC fundraiser for 2007. 

 

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

Senior Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp :

Last week students in years 4, 5 & 6 were given the opportunity to attend the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens near Newcastle.  The camp provides outdoor activities that put students outside their comfort zone in a very safe and well managed environment.  Most of our students took the opportunity, however all the students respected the instructors, teachers and other students at the camp.  I always enjoy excursions and thank all the parents for allowing their children to enjoy this experience with me.

 

Excursion to Trial Bay :

The students had a great day last Thursday for their trip to the lighthouse and gaol at Trial Bay!  They had fun playing on the beach and in the water.  There were some very tired children on the bus coming home.

 

Intensive Swimming Scheme / Surf Ed :

Please be reminded that Surf Ed and the Intensive Swimming Scheme both commence next Monday (26th November).  Surf Ed is conducted for 1 week (from 26/11 – 30/11).

 

The Swimming Scheme will also commence on Monday, 26th November and goes through until Thursday 6th December.

It is preferable that all children have goggles for swimming.  All children will need to wear sunscreen and a rash shirt as swimming is conducted in the outdoor pool at Macksville. 

Boys may wear speedo type swimmers to school under their uniforms.  Girls who have two piece swim suits may wear them under their uniforms.  Please remember underclothes for changing into after swimming.  All clothing, towels, goggles etc. must be clearly marked with your child’s name.  Please also ensure that your child has a plastic bag for putting wet swimmers and towel in.

There are a number of students who have not returned their permission notes and payment for the above programs.  Please advise the office if you are having difficulties here.

 

Premier’s Spelling Bee :

Tegan Hall competed in the state finals in Sydney on Friday 2nd November.  Congratulations Tegan for achieving to this level. Tegan reached 8th place and is to be highly commended for her excellent spelling skills.

 

Kindergarten Orientation :

The parent orientation session which was held yesterday was well attended.  There are 10 definite starters. We look forward to welcoming the parents & their children into our school community in 2008.

 

Year 7 2008 – Macksville High School :

Parent Information Evening – Thursday 29th November at 6pm in the Hall (will include a tour of the school).

Orientation Day for incoming Year 7 students – Wednesday 5th December commencing at 8.50am in the Macksville Recreation Centre (Stadium) at the school.

The first day of attendance for Year 7 students next year – Tuesday 29th January 2008.

 

Upcoming Events :

Mon 26th Nov to Fri 30th Nov        Surf Education at Scotts Head Beach

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 6th Dec    Intensive Swimming Scheme

Friday 7th December                      Whole school visit to Combined Churches Musical at Nambucca Heads.

Thursday 13th December              Presentation Day

Wednesday 19th December         End of Year Disco

 

 

P&C News :

Please find attached to the newsletter raffle tickets to sell in our Christmas raffle.

Tickets are $1.00 each.  There are 3 prizes and the raffle will be drawn on Thursday 13th

December at the Presentation Day.

If you can’t sell all your tickets please return to them to the school office as soon as

possible.  If you can sell more, Mrs Dundas has extra supplies in the office.  Sold tickets

and money must be returned to the school by Wednesday 19th December.  Donations for

prizes are still needed – please bring in whatever you are able to the school office.

 

Canteen News

Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed.  Please contact Penny Moran if you

can help.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 23rd November -  Penny Moran

Monday 26th November -  Robyn Grandemange      

 

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Information :

 

Nambucca Valley Combined Churches present – “The Birthday Party”

Venue : Nambucca Entertainment Centre

Date : Saturday 8th December 2007

            Saturday 9th December 2007

Time :  3.00pm

Cost : $2.00 per ticket and available at :

                                                Zeny’s House of Photography – Nambucca Heads

                                                Leading Edge Computers – Macksville

                                                Country Harvest Garden Centre – Bowraville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters Heated Pool – 7 Grevillea Ave Stuarts Point 2441

Masters heated pool will be running 10 day learn to swim and stroke correction classes. Commencing on Monday 7th January through to Friday 18th January.

For more information or bookings phone Kym Masters on 65 690695

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 13th November 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to excursion to the Great Aussie Bush Camp

 

This newsletter is being sent out a day earlier due to the senior students attending the Great Aussie Bush Camp.

 

SRC Mini Fete :

On Friday 23rd November the SRC will be holding a “mini fete” from 1.00pm-3.00pm.  All stalls and activities will be run by the students in our Representative Council.  Parents and community members are welcome to come along and join in the fun of the afternoon.  Also, senior students may require assistance on some stalls.

Games will cost 20c to $1.00 to participate and most items on stalls will cost less than $5.00 (mainly 50c to $2.00)

Stalls and activities will include ;

Face painting – trash and treasure – plaster painting – jewellery – second hand music & books – lucky dips – Juice Ice cups – quoits, sack races, egg & spoon races, sock wrestling- bingo.

This is also an out of uniform day (mufti) at a cost of $1.00.

We hope all students and families will support our final fundraiser of the year.  Remember all money raised supports activities within the school such as purchasing equipment and subsidising excursions.

We urgently need ice cream containers and would appreciate any donations that will assist the SRC with their “mini fete” (e.g. goods for second hand stall – must be in excellent condition – new unwanted toys to be used for some prizes).

This will be the last SRC fundraiser for 2007. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp :

All notes and final payments must be sent to school by this Friday 9th November.  Students have taken home all the information about what they are required to take with them.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need further advice.

Students are required to be at school on Wednesday 14th November at 8.00am. The bus will leave the school at 8.00am – no later.

The bus will return on Friday 16th November at approximately 4.00pm.  Please contact the school before 3pm for confirmation of arrival.

 

Excursion to Trial Bay :

Students in years K to 4 will be attending an excursion to Trial Bay on Thursday 16th November. 

It is requested that all students be at school by 9.00am as the bus will leave promptly at 9.15am.

Students need to bring/wear – school uniform including school hat

                                                      sensible shoes

                                                  sunscreen

                                                      swimmers/sunshirt, towel

                                                 morning tea and lunch

                                                     plenty of drinking water.

We are looking forward to a great day.

 

Tamagochi’s / I’pods / MP3’s etc  (or any precious items) :

It has been recognised that a lot more students are bringing the above items to school  At this stage we are not restricting them, however, they are the responsibility of the students and must be kept in their school bags during class times.

                                           

Intensive Swimming Scheme :

Please return permission notes and payment as soon as possible.  You may pay in instalments if you wish.

 

Year 7 2008 – Macksville High School :

Parent Information Evening – Thursday 29th November at 6pm in the Hall (will include a tour of the school).

Orientation Day for incoming Year 7 students – Wednesday 5th December commencing at 8.50am in the Macksville Recreation Centre (Stadium) at the school.

The first day of attendance for Year 7 students next year – Tuesday 29th January 2008.

 

Introduction to computers & blogging :

Kerry Grace from Macksville TAFE will be running the above class here at school on Monday 19th November from 10am – 2pm.

All parents and members of the community are invited to come along.

Enquiries to Kerry Grace on 65 692000.

 

Upcoming Events :

Wed 14th – Fri 16th Nov                  Major Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp for  Years 4/5/6

Mon 26th Nov to Fri 30th Nov        Surf Education at Scotts Head Beach

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 6th Dec    Intensive Swimming Scheme

Friday 7th December                      Whole school visit to Combined Churches Musical at Nambucca Heads.

 

 

 

P&C News :

We will be holding a Christmas hamper raffle – any donations of non-perishable items

would be most welcome.  There is a basket in the office foyer where donations can

be left.

 

Canteen News

Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed.  Please contact Penny Moran if you

can help.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 16th November – David Hall

Monday19th  Robyn Grandemange      

 

 

Thought for the week:  “Example is not the main thing in influencing others – it is the only thing”.       (Albert Schweitzer).

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

Community Information :

 

Tafe Outreach Class  -  FREE craft & sewing classes, every Wednesday from 31st October – 28th November.  Tapestry, Beading, Repairs, Jewellery Making, Ribbon Embroidery and more.  Please come along – bring a friend, have a cuppa and enjoy the day.  For more info please call Kim on 6569 9458.

 

Bluelight NSW – Junior Beach Party Disco – Saturday 18th November at Senior Citizens Hall (next to Library) Princess St, MACKSVILLE.  6pm – 8.30pm.

Kinder to Year 6.  Cost $3.00 per child.  Fully supervised by Bluelight Committee.  For further information ring Joy Capell 65 647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074 a/hrs.

 

Smithtown Public School are holding a Carboot Sale on Saturday November 17th from 9am to 20pm.

Sausage sizzle, jumping castle, cake and plant stall etc.  For more information please contact the school on 65674617.

 

 

Masters Heated Pool – 7 Grevillea Ave Stuarts Point 2441

Masters heated pool will be running 10 day learn to swim and stroke correction classes. Commencing on Monday 7th January through to Friday 18th January.

For more information or bookings phone Kym Masters on 65 690695

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 7th November 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Alana Gavin, Dylan Honnery

Assembly Awards : Tavis Hall, Brody Moran, Matthew Smith, Chelsea Dignam,

Angel Honnery, Elly Wilesmith, Emily Davis, Bailey Freebody, Ellie Laverty, Amy Ralston, Ruby Moore, Georgina Smith, Lana Pelser, Michael Greenslade-Lynch, Jema Fitzsimmons, Dylan Cox, Fiona Bagley, Aidan Dignam, Rebecca Smith, Sarah Smith, Kalob Smolander.

 

Showtime :

Thank you to all the children, staff and parents who attended the Music Spectacular last Friday night.  It was a tremendous success! 

Thanks again for your continued support and hopefully we will be able to do it all again next year.  Bigger and better!

 

SRC Mini Fete :

On Friday 23rd November the SRC will be holding a “mini fete” from 1.00pm-3.00pm.  All stalls and activities will be run by the students in our Representative Council.  Parents and community members are welcome to come along and join in the fun of the afternoon.  Also, senior students may require assistance on some stalls.

Games will cost 20c to $1.00 to participate and most items on stalls will cost less than $5.00 (mainly 50c to $2.00)

Stalls and activities will include ;

Face painting – trash and treasure – plaster painting – jewellery – second hand music & books – lucky dips – Juice Ice cups – quoits, sack races, egg & spoon races, sock wrestling- bingo.

This is also an out of uniform day (mufti) at a cost of $1.00.

We hope all students and families will support our final fundraiser of the year.  Remember all money raised supports activities within the school such as purchasing equipment and subsidising excursions.

We urgently need ice cream containers and would appreciate any donations that will assist the SRC with their “mini fete” (e.g. goods for second hand stall – must be in excellent condition – new unwanted toys to be used for some prizes).

This will be the last SRC fundraiser for 2007. 

 

Jump Rope for Heart :

 Please send any remaining sponsorship forms and money to school as soon as possible so that we can finalise our contributions.  Thank you.

 

Golf Day :

Thank you to the P&C for organising this great day!  Anyone who attended enjoyed the day immensely.

 

Senior Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp :

All notes and final payments must be sent to school by this Friday 9th November.  Students have taken home all the information about what they are required to take with them.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need further advice.

Students are required to be at school on Wednesday 14th November at 8.00am.

The bus will return on Friday 16th November at approximately 4.00pm.  Please contact the school before 3pm for confirmation of arrival.

 

 

 

 

Intensive Swimming Scheme :

Helpers are still required to ensure the smooth running of the swimming scheme. There are step-by-step instructions provided for you to follow.  It is very rewarding to see the children progress at the end of swimming. Please talk to Mrs Buys or Mrs Brownhill if you need to know anything else.

Please return permission notes and payment as soon as possible.  You may pay in instalments if you wish.

 

CWA Colouring-In Competition :

The following students were successful in the competition.

1st – Chloe Styles

2nd – Rebecca Smith

3rd – Glynn Leviston

 

Understanding Money :

We have noticed that a number of younger children are struggling to understand money concepts e.g. how much change to receive from $1.00 or $2.00 and combinations of coins to make the required amount of money.  The best way to understand these concepts is to regularly have the opportunity to use money e.g. purchasing own lunch at canteen or buying small items from a shop.  Please try to talk to your child about money concepts and give them small shopping tasks to do.

 

Year 7 2008 – Macksville High School :

Parent Information Evening – Thursday 29th November at 6pm in the Hall (will include a tour of the school).

Orientation Day for incoming Year 7 students – Wednesday 5th December commencing at 8.50am in the Macksville Recreation Centre (Stadium) at the school.

The first day of attendance for Year 7 students next year – Tuesday 29th January 2008.

 

Upcoming Events :

Wed 14th – Fri 16th Nov                  Major Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp for  Years 4/5/6

Mon 26th Nov to Fri 30th Nov        Surf Education at Scotts Head Beach

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 6th Dec    Intensive Swimming Scheme

Friday 7th December                      Whole school visit to Combined Churches Musical at Nambucca Heads.

P&C News :

We will be holding a Christmas hamper raffle – any donations of non-perishable items

would be most welcome.  There is a basket in the office foyer where donations can

be left.

 

Canteen News

Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed.  Please contact Penny Moran if you

can help.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 9th November – Lisa Hall

Monday12 th  Robyn Grandemange     

 

 

Thought for the week:  I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.  Groucho Marks.

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community Information :

 

Tafe Outreach Class  -  FREE craft & sewing classes, every Wednesday from 31st October – 28th November.  Tapestry, Beading, Repairs, Jewellery Making, Ribbon Embroidery and more.  Please come along – bring a friend, have a cuppa and enjoy the day.  For more info please call Kim on 6569 9458.

 

Bluelight NSW – Junior Beach Party Disco – Saturday 18th November at Senior Citizens Hall (next to Library) Princess St, MACKSVILLE.  6pm – 8.30pm.

Kinder to Year 6.  Cost $3.00 per child.  Fully supervised by Bluelight Committee.  For further information ring Joy Capell 65 647333 or Suzanne McDonald 65 695074 a/hrs.

 

Smithtown Public School are holding a Carboot Sale on Saturday November 17th from 9am to 20pm.

Sausage sizzle, jumping castle, cake and plant stall etc.  For more information please contact the school on 65674617.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 24th October 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Shernae Gavin & Brody Moran

Assembly Awards :  Bronte Murphy, Daneil Donovan, Connor Seaman, Ewart Stone, Peter Stone, Bodhi Hallas, Todd Whalen, Cohen Tasker, Ben He, Andrew Smith, Kyleigh Go-Sam, Sophie Kallmier, Tatum Smolander, Madeleine Moran

The performance at assembly this week will be “Hall of the Mountain King” by James Barron,

 

Our school is looking great at the moment mainly due to the efforts of our outdoor staff Martin Mountford, Anthony Donnelly and Brett Moore. Anthony and Brett worked hard all day on Tuesday laying turf around our playground equipment and covered areas. Hopefully we will get a large downfall of rain to ensure the grass is completely embedded and continues to grow. The area will be roped off for a few more weeks until the grass takes up.

 

SHOWTIME

Don’t forget “Showtime” – Friday 2nd November  (see attached flier)

bulletAll performers need to be on the High School Oval by 5.30pm
bulletFood will be available ($2 sausage sandwich) from 4.30-5.30 for children who have not eaten at home.  Children will need to have been fed by 5.30pm
bulletStudents are expected to stay until the finale at the, at which they will all perform
bulletAll students not wearing costumes are expected to wear “best” school uniform
bulletFamilies are asked to bring a blanket to sit on

 

Jump Rope for Heart

The Jump Off will be held on Monday 29th October commencing at 9.15am.  Please encourage your children to seek sponsors as this is a very worthwhile cause.  Parents are very welcome to come and support your children and to assist with turning in the long rope sessions.  Children will receive a quarter of an orange in the fruit breaks, but please ensure that they have a bottle of water with them as well.  Looking forward to seeing you on Monday – it should be quite pleasant because of daylight saving.  Please send sponsorship money and forms in to school as soon as possible.

 

Golf Day  

Our P&C have organised a golf day at Macksville Golf Club on Sunday the 4th of November. It would be great to see families participate in this excellent fund raiser and enjoy a round of golf. The event is a four man Ambrose (4 players per team) with many prizes. Nominations can be made by ringing Macksville Country Club on 65681400 or Eungai School on 65699248. The cost will be $8.00 per player which includes a BBQ lunch. Come along and enjoy the fun!

 

Student Voice  

Four representatives from the SRC will travel to Kempsey PCYC today to participate in the final Student Voice forum activity for 2007. The students have designed a power point display based on the successful equipment (G.O.S.H) grant they obtained earlier this year and will present it to invited official guests. The Student Voice forums have certainly assisted our senior students to become more pro active in their school environment, thus helping all the other children in the school. I would also like to congratulate Mrs Brownhill on her efforts guiding the SRC to a very successful year. We have many potential leaders in our school.

 

 

 

Basic Skills Test (BST)

 Results from the Basic Skills Tests for students in years 3 and 5 will hopefully arrive at school this week or early next week. I have seen an overview of the results and once again our school has performed extremely well compared to other schools all over the State. I would like to congratulate the students, staff and the families for their hard work. Good results do not just happen it takes a lot of planning and consistent action from all concerned.

 

Surf Education / Intensive Swimming Scheme

We are very pleased to be again running the Surf Education program at Scotts Head Beach for students in years 3/4/5 &6.  The cost will $40 per student. 

 

Students from Kindergarten to year 2 (or students who are not competent swimmers) will participate in the Intensive Swimming Scheme at Macksville Pool over 9 days.

These are whole school activities and we encourage all students to attend as part of our PD/Health/PE curriculum.  The cost will be $30.00 per student.

 

Information and permission notes are attached to the newsletter.  Please return permission notes as soon as possible.

 

CWA Garden Party & Fun Day Colouring-In Competition

Entries in the colouring competition need to returned to school by tomorrow.

    

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 1st November                Showtime rehearsal at Macksville High School

Friday 2nd November                     * Showtime rehearsal & Performance at 6.00pm at Macksville High School (more information will be provided later)

                                                            * Uniform money and orders due in

Sunday 4th November                   P&C Golf Day at Macksville

Wed 14th – Fri 16th Nov                  Major Excursion to Great Aussie Bush Camp for  Years 4/5/6

Mon 26th Nov to Fri 30th Nov        Surf Education at Scotts Head Beach

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 6th Dec    Intensive Swimming Scheme

Friday 7th December                      Whole school visit to Combined Churches Musical at Nambucca Heads.

 

P&C News

We will be holding a Christmas hamper raffle – any donations of non-perishable

items would be most welcome.  There is a basket in the office foyer where donations can

be left.

Canteen News

Volunteers to help in the canteen are always needed.  Please contact Penny Moran if you

can help.

Canteen Roster

Friday 26th October  -  Lisa Hall

Monday 29th October  -  Robyn Grandemange 

 

Thought for the week:  The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.  (Omar Nelson Bradley)

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 19th September 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Daly Barron & Julyan Schuh-Kast

Assembly Awards :  Shernae Gavin, Alana Gavin, Ryan Leviston, Paris Hicks,

Logan Smolander, Sophie Kallmier, Chloe Styles, Cohen Tasker, Todd Whalen,

Tegan Hall, Ben He.

 

Sport :

Congratulations to Matthew Smith & Julyan Schuh-Kast who have both successfully made it through to the North Coast Athletics Carnival next week.

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) News:

This Friday 21st September the SRC will be holding a mufti day (out of uniform).  Students may wear appropriate casual clothing & footwear (please no singlet tops or midrifts). 

The cost to be out of uniform is $1.00.  Money raised will assist the SRC support our end of year activities.

The SRC are hoping to run a “Pre-loved Goodies” stall at the Eungai Festival on Saturday 6th October at Unkya Reserve.

If you have any items (in good condition) that you no longer require would you please send or drop them into the school before the end of this term.  Items can be left at the school office.  All monies raised will go towards the end of year activities.

 

Croc-Fest – Thursday 20th September :

A reminder, that the school is visiting Croc-Fest this tomorrow. There is a number of sick children at the moment, please, if your child is not well on the day keep them at home as there will be no supervision at school and it is a very full on day.

For the children who will be attending please ensure they wear full school uniform including hat.  A small backpack with their lunch and have plenty of water to drink as it may be a hot day.

 

Footsteps :

As part of the Footsteps Dance Program which is running at our school in the last week of this term (24th – 28th September) a free disco will be provided for the students who are participating in the program. The disco will be held at Macksville Public School in the hall next Thursday (27th September).

For students in years K-2 the disco will run from 5.30pm-6.30pm and students in years 3-6 from 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Would you please indicate by returning the note at the end of this newsletter if you wish your children to attend the free disco.

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 20th September                        Whole school visit to Croc-Fest Kempsey

Friday 21st September                   Mufti Day – Proceeds to SRC

Mon 24th to Fri 28th September    Footsteps Dance Program

Friday 28th September                   Last day of Term 3.

Saturday 6th October                     Eungai Spring Festival

 

Home Readers :

Could all home readers please be returned to your child / ren’s class as next week is the last week of term 3.

 

 

 

Excursion to “Great Aussie Bush Camp” :

This excursion takes place next term from 14th – 16th November (week5) for students in years 4,5 & 6.  Please keep your payments up to date.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 21st September

Duty

Robyn Grandemange                                                          

Monday 24th September

Robyn Grandemange                     

 

Thought for the week :  “  We must cultivate our garden” (Voltaire)                

 

         

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

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Footsteps Disco at Macksville Public School

Thursday 27th September.

 

My children will be attending the disco.

 

Family Name _________________________    No of students ______

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

Eungai Playgroup Fundraiser :

This Sunday (23rd September) Eungai Playgroup are hosting “Family Portraits” featuring Leanne Watt Photography.

For only $15.00 you secure your appointment time and receive a 10”x13” coloured portrait framed in a black timber frame.  Appointments from 8.30am.

Bookings are essential – please phone Jacqueline on 65699034 for appointments or more information.

 

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club (SPECC)

Registration/Muster Day for SPECC will be held on Saturday 22nd September from 10am till 12noon, at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point (BBQ to follow at 12noon)

Registration Day will be for both senior and junior players.

We plan to have a Double Wicket contest (Seniors) and a modified cricket game for the juniors, during the two hour registration period (10-12noon).  So come along and join up and join in the day.

Note ; Juniors – The Nambucca Bellingen Junior Cricket Association has changed the Junior Age Groups for this season.  There will be a non-competitive U9’s and a competition for U11’s, U13’s & U15’s.  SPECC is hoping to field teams in all these age groups, so kids, come and register.

Peter Maloney   65 690986.

 

Nambucca Valley Vacation Care :

This service operates during school holidays at Macksville Adventist School and Frank Partridge VC Public School.  Hours of operation are 8.15am to 5.15pm.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft, excursions and lots more.  Fees start from $4.50 per chid per day (with child care benefits).

For information and bookings please phone Gail on 65 681474.  Bookings are necessary before care starts.

 

Eungai Spring Festival :

“Natty Sparks” is the business name for Kim and Rusty from Bowraville.  Our kids will have the great opportunity to learn the basics of stilt-walking, how to use twirling sticks and pois (similar to twirling sticks, but on strings), hoola-hoops, have fun with clowning acrobatics and play tug-o-war.  You can experience these workshops at no cost.

For more info ph. Benita 65 699451.

 

Macksville Soccer Presentation Day :

Saturday 22nd September 2007 at Scotts Head Reserve Hut, Scotts Head Reserve

from 11am – 2pm.

A steak & sausage sizzle BBQ for all players and parents of travelling players ages 9 years and up.

The trophy presentation will commence around 12.45pm.

If you still have or managers have club shirts can you bring them on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

TAFE are conducting FREE sewing and craft classes at Eungai Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 10am and will run to 2pm.  Machines are supplied.  Come and meet some new people and discuss opportunities in your local area.  Please contact North Coast Institute, Macksville Campus for further information – ask for Kerry Grace 65 692000.

 

 

 

 

 

Nambucca Valley Early Childhood Intervention :

Invite parents to gain some important information about helping children with additional needs transition into the kindergarten classroom in 2008.

Thursday 27th September 2007

NVICI – Cr Park & Briner St, Macksville

9.00am – 1.00pm

9.15am – 10.45am – Helen Tootill & Sonia Francis (Speech Therapists)

11.00am – 12.30pm – Margaret Hopper (Occupational Therapist)

12.30pm – 1.00pm   -   Question & answer time.

Please phone NVICI on 65 684026 for further enquiries.  Please RSVP by 25.9.07.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 26th September 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to Footsteps Dance Program.

 

Sport :  At present the students in 3/4/5/6 classes are training for T-ball and Softball.

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) News:

The SRC were hoping to run a “Pre-loved Goodies” stall at the Eungai Festival on Saturday 6th October at Unkya Reserve.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of support we do not have enough items to fill a stall, therefore the decision has been made today to cancel the SRC Pre-loved goodies stall.

 

Footsteps Disco :

As part of the Footsteps Dance Program which is running at our school in the last week of this term (24th – 28th September) a free disco will be provided for the students who are participating in the program at Macksville Public School hall next Thursday (27th September).

For students in years K-2 the disco will run from 5.30pm-6.30pm and students in years 3-6 from 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Would you please indicate by returning the note at the end of this newsletter if you wish your children to attend the free disco.

 

Jump Rope for Heart :

Every year our students participate in Jump Rope for Heart. This year we will hold our “jump off” on 29th October (Term 4, week 3). 

This program involves young Australians in fun and healthy challenges that encourage positive attitudes toward physical activity and heart health, while raising funds to help improve and save lives.

Attached to each newsletter is a sponsorship form, as you can see students receive thank you prizes for the money they raise.  (If you require more sponsorship forms please ask at the office.

All monies raised can be sent to school prior to the jump off.

 

Premier’s Spelling Bee :

Congratulations to Jack, Tegan, Tavis and Daly who participated in the Premier’s Spelling Bee in Port Macquarie on Friday.  All students enjoyed the experience and performed extremely well.   Special congratulations to Tegan Hall who won the junior (Year 3/4)

section and will now fly to Sydney to compete in the state finals on Friday 2nd November.

 

Croc-Fest Visit :

Last Thursday the whole school travelled to Kempsey to participate in the 2007 Croc-Fest.

Students had a great day, participating in the activities.  Due to high winds our stay had to be cut short and students returned to school early.  I would like to congratulate the organising committee for their prompt decision to evacuate the grounds ensuring the safety of all students and staff.

 

Maintenance Work :

Over the holiday period there will be a number of people carrying out maintenance work at the school.  Please ensure that no-one enters the school grounds during the holidays.

 

Home Readers:

All students in K/1/2 need to return their home readers tomorrow please.

 

 

Eungai Spring Festival :

To celebrate Spring – Eungai school students have been involved in art projects that will form part of the Children’s Parade at the Eungai Spring Festival at Unkya Reserve on Saturday 6th October (8 ‘til late).

Giant flowers, local wild flowers, maypole dance and a giant natural Mandala will be part of the festivities.

All students are invited to participate in the parade which commences at 11am (gather at the Viking tent at 10.30am).

Bring the family along and enjoy good tucker - live music – entertainment – workshops – stalls - kids activities and lots, lots more.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 28th September                   Last day of Term 3.

Saturday 6th October                     Eungai Spring Festival

Monday 15th October                     School resumes for Term 4

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 28th September

Duty

Lisa Hall                                                        

           

 

Thought for the week :  “  Have a safe and happy holiday!

         

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Eungai Spring Festival :

“Natty Sparks” is the business name for Kim and Rusty from Bowraville.  Our kids will have the great opportunity to learn the basics of stilt-walking, how to use twirling sticks and pois (similar to twirling sticks, but on strings), hoola-hoops, have fun with clowning acrobatics and play tug-o-war.  You can experience these workshops at no cost.

For more info ph. Benita 65 699451.

 

Nambucca Valley Vacation Care :

This service operates during school holidays at Macksville Adventist School and Frank Partridge VC Public School.  Hours of operation are 8.15am to 5.15pm.

The program provides high quality care, fun activities, sport, craft, excursions and lots more.  Fees start from $4.50 per chid per day (with child care benefits).

For information and bookings please phone Gail on 65 681474.  Bookings are necessary before care starts.

 

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Footsteps Disco at Macksville Public School

Thursday 27th September.

 

My children will be attending the disco.

 

Family Name _________________________    No of students ______

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 12th September 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to Nambucca District Schools Touch Football Day.

 

Sport :

2007 Nambucca District Primary Schools Touch :

Teams from Bowraville, Nambucca Heads, Frank Partridge & Scotts Head schools are participating.

Students in class 5/6 took home a permission note yesterday, please sign and return the note to school tomorrow.

Our school have entered 1 boys team & 1 girls team in this day of fun!

 

Library Stocktake

A stocktake of library books will be undertaken this Thursday and Friday.  If your child/ren has any library books at home please return them to school tomorrow,

so they can be included in the stocktake.  Thank you.

 

 

SRC (Student Representative Council) News:

On Friday 21st September the SRC will be holding a mufti day (out of uniform).  Students may wear appropriate casual clothing & footwear (please no singlet tops or midrifts). 

The cost to be out of uniform is $1.00.  Money raised will assist the SRC support our end of year activities.

The SRC are hoping to run a “Pre-loved Goodies” stall at the Eungai Festival on Saturday 6th October at Unkya Reserve.

If you have any items (in good condition) that you no longer require would you please send or drop them into the school before the end of this term.  Items can be left at the school office.  All monies raised will go towards the end of year activities.

 

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2007 :

59 or our students successfully completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year.  Congratulations for your efforts and we hope that you enjoyed discovering new authors and styles of books.

Rory, Tayla, Jema, Christopher, Michael, Bodhi, Paris, Ava, Ryan, Ruby, Lana, Amy, April, Ewart, Peter,  Emily, Francis, Briana, Bailey, Kyleigh, Jarrah, Sophie, Ellie, Mitchell, Damian, Georgina, Logan, Catherine, Maddison, Taniela, Olivia, Chelsea, Mariah-Jo, Jake, Angel, Lily, Madeleine, Tatum, Chloe, Elly, Fiona, Tilly, Andrew, Ethan, Rebecca, Sarah, Loren, Elizabeth, Kierly, Shernae, Kye, Glynn, Leah, Julyan, Connor, Daneil, Rhys, Brody, Matthew.

 

Maths Information Session :

Kim Morley (Maths Consultant) gave parents some excellent advice on assisting their children in mathematics.  All who attended seemed to enjoy the session and went home with some great ideas.

Watch out for more information sessions in upcoming newsletters.

 

Premier’s Spelling Bee :

On Friday 21st September four students, Jack, Tegan, Tavis and Daly will be representing our school at a Spelling Bee in Port Macquarie.  We wish them well as they have been working hard in their own time practising spelling new words.

 

 

 

 

Croc-Fest – Thursday 20th September :

The whole school will be attending this great event again this year.  Students have been given a separate note today.  Please sign giving your permission and return to school by Friday 14th September.

 

Head Lice :

A number of cases of pediculosis (head lice) have been reported.

As the weekend approaches this is an ideal time to check your child’s head and if necessary treat appropriately.  If you require any advice or assistance in this matter, please ask at the school office.

I know that you will understand that lice can be an ongoing problem and ask that you regularly check your child for head lice

Thank you for your help.

 

EEPS awards :

The winners of the August draw were – Georgina Smith, Taniela Bula, Jack Moore & Glynn Leviston.

 

Fridge :

We have a small old fridge (still works) to give away for a nominal amount.  First offer accepted.

 

Upcoming Events :

Friday 14th September                   Touch Football at Macksville

Monday 17th September               Cricket Coach (John Brenton) years 3-6

Thursday 20th September                        Whole school visit to Croc-Fest Kempsey

Friday 21st September                   Mufti Day – Proceeds to SRC

Mon 24th to Fri 28th September    Footsteps Dance Program

Friday 28th September                   Last day of Term 3.

Saturday 6th October                     Eungai Spring Festival – there are some great activities for your children to participate in at the festival – please check the flyer attached to this newsletter.

 

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 14th September

Duty                                                               Cooking

Benita Schuh                                     Jude Kallmier, Kim Jones, Kelly Honnery,

Mary Hicks

Monday 17th September

Robyn Grandemange                      Kim Wilesmith, Raelene Styles, Mary Stone

 

Thought for the week :  “  Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year”

                                                          (Spanish Proverb).                                       

         

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club (SPECC)

Registration/Muster Day for SPECC will be held on Saturday 22nd September from 10am till 12noon, at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point (BBQ to follow at 12noon)

Registration Day will be for both senior and junior players.

We plan to have a Double Wicket contest (Seniors) and a modified cricket game for the juniors, during the two hour registration period (10-12noon).  So come along and join up and join in the day.

Note ; Juniors – The Nambucca Bellingen Junior Cricket Association has changed the Junior Age Groups for this season.  There will be a non-competitive U9’s and a competition for U11’s, U13’s & U15’s.  SPECC is hoping to field teams in all these age groups, so kids, come and register.

Peter Maloney   65 690986.

SPECC is holding its next General Meeting next Monday, 17th September commencing at 7pm at the Stuarts Point Workers Club.

All parents of junior players and intending senior players please come along.

 

Eungai Spring Festival :

“Natty Sparks” is the business name for Kim and Rusty from Bowraville.  Our kids will have the great opportunity to learn the basics of stilt-walking, how to use twirling sticks and pois (similar to twirling sticks, but on strings), hoola-hoops, have fun with clowning acrobatics and play tug-o-war.  You can experience these workshops at no cost.

For more info ph. Benita 65 699451.

 

Macksville Soccer Presentation Day :

Saturday 22nd September 2007 at Scotts Head Reserve Hut, Scotts Head Reserve

from 11am – 2pm.

A steak & sausage sizzle BBQ for all players and parents of travelling players ages 9 years and up.

The trophy presentation will commence around 12.45pm.

If you still have or managers have club shirts can you bring them on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 5th September 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Daneil Donovan & Elizabeth Burroughs

Assembly Awards : Ruby Moore, Christopher Gould, April Simmons, Neri Murphy,

Kelsie Go-Sam, Michael Laverty, Kalob Smolander, Bailey Freebody, Chelsea Dignam, Kyleigh Go-Sam, Tatum Smolander, Dylan Honnery, Connor Seaman.

 

This week’s performance will be “Morning has Broken”, played on the recorder by

Tavis, Kelsie, Loren and Tilly.

The beginner guitar group will also accompany the rest of the school when they sing             

“Mull of Kintyre”.

 

Sport :

Well done to all the students who competed at the District Athletics Carnival last Friday.  Three of our students have now qualified to compete at the Zone Carnival at Coffs Harbour this Friday.  Good luck to Fiona Bagley, Julyan Schuh-Kast & Matthew Smith.

 

Bush Tucker Day :

Thank you to Anthony Donovan who entertained us with his knowledge & dance last Thursday at our Bush Tucker Day.  Anthony also presented the school with aboriginal artwork that he painted.  The painting is now hanging in the office foyer.  Thanks Anthony!

Thank you also to the parents who came along and helped cook the “bush tucker”.

 

Life Education Van Visit :

The van is visiting our school today & Thursday. 

There will be a Parent Information Session held on Thursday morning at 9.15am.  Please come along if you are interested in finding out more about this valuable educational resource.

On Thursday the students will have the opportunity to purchase “Healthy Harold” products,

Items available are :

Tattoo                  50c             Eraser                 60c

Ball                  $1.50                     Wrist Band       $1.50

Key Ring          $2.00                    Frisbee             $3.00

Small Harold    $6.00                    Big Harold        $15.00

 

Practical Maths Workshop :

A reminder that the maths workshop for parents will be held tomorrow, Thursday (6th September).  The workshop is designed for all parents who have children in K-6 to learn practical ideas and methods to help their children with maths concepts. It is anticipated that the workshop will commence about 9.45am (immediately after the Life Education parent session) until about 12noon.

We would love to see as many people as possible attend.

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 6th September                           Life Education Van Visit

Thursday 6th September                           Maths – Parents Information Day

Friday 7th September                                 Zone Athletics Carnival

 

Kenya :

Rohan Kallmier is going to Kenya next week to visit orphanages there.  If anyone has any useful items (pens, pencils, books, etc.) that Rohan could take with him to distribute amongst the orphanages, please send them to school by the end of this week for Rohan to pick up.  Thank you.

 

Uniforms :

There are quite a few students coming to school wearing bright coloured jumpers and socks.  Please ensure that your child wears their green jumper to school.

There is a number of lost items in the lost property box, if your child is missing anything please call in and check lost property.

 

P&C News :

The September meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th September at 7.00pm.  All welcome.

Canteen:

Thanks must go to Robyn Grandemange, who has offered to operate the canteen every Monday until the end of the year.  Robyn is grandmother to the Moran children.   The students and staff appreciate your kind offer Robyn!

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 7th September

Duty                                                               Cooking

Kim Cox                                Penny Moran, Tina Moore, Heather Leviston, Erin Laverty

Monday 10th September

Robyn Grandemange       Kim Bates, Kim Jones, Chelsea Fitszimmons

 

Thought for the week :  “  Our characters are the result of our conduct” (Aristotle).                                       

                            

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Family Skills Workshop

“If only children came with an instruction manual”

Tuesday, Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th - 12 noon to 2.30pm

Seventh Day Adventist Conference Centre – Wallace St Macksville

(next to water tower).

RSVP Nambucca Valley Neighbourhood Centre on 65 682305

 

Macksville Scotts Head Junior Surf Life Saving Club

Macksville Scotts Head Nippers season is starting soon.  Registration days are on 23/9/07 & 14/10/07 at Scotts Head Surf Club, starting at 10am.

All new & existing members between 5 & 14yrs are encouraged to join.

For further info please call

Paul Kinnear (65682096) or

Peter Lambert (65683881).

 

Stuarts Point Little Athletics

Registrations for the upcoming season will be held on Sat 1/9/07 at Stuarts Point Oval from 9am and on Wed 5/9/07 at Buz Brazel Oval Scotts Head from 4pm.

The 2007/2008 season will commence at Stuarts Point on Fri 14/9/07 at 4.30 with training.  The first comp evening will be Fri 21/9/07.

For more info contact Margaret Mitchell on 65697449 or Donna Cockbain on 65 69801

 

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club (SPECC)

Registration/Muster Day for SPECC will be held on Saturday 22nd September from 10am till 12noon, at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point (BBQ to follow at 12noon)

Registration Day will be for both senior and junior players.

We plan to have a Double Wicket contest (Seniors) and a modified cricket game for the juniors, during the two hour registration period (10-12noon).  So come along and join up and join in the day.

Note ; Juniors – The Nambucca Bellingen Junior Cricket Association has changed the Junior Age Groups for this season.  There will be a non-competitive U9’s and a competition for U11’s, U13’s & U15’s.  SPECC is hoping to field teams in all these age groups, so kids, come and register.

Peter Maloney   65 690986.

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 29th August 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to the District Athletics Carnival

 

Sport :

Good luck to the students who will be participating in the District Athletics Carnival which is being held at Nambucca Heads this Friday. 

Soccer State Knockout : Congratulations to all the children who participated in the carnival last Monday.  All our players played to the best of their ability and enjoyed the day.

 

Bush Tucker Day :

This Thursday (30th August) we will be holding a Bush Tucker Day.  This will involve Aboriginal cultural dancing – taste testing of different bush tucker – National Flag raising ceremony – Aboriginal Reconciliation awareness. 

The day will commence at 9.30am.  We invite all interested parents & community members to join us.

The students will have the opportunity to sample “Bush Tucker”, this includes, crocodile, kangaroo, rabbit & emu. 

Please sign the permission note at the end of this newsletter and return to school, if you wish your child to sample the food. (No permission – no taste).

All food samples meet health guidelines.

 

Book Week :

Yesterday we held our Book Week Parade in gorgeous sunshine!

We had Princesses, Pirates, Pippy Longstockings,  Witches, Wizards, Wildlife, Red Riding Hoods , Red Indians, Rapunzels and many great characters.

The children and parents did a great job preparing the costumes, we really appreciate the time and effort.

Thank you to the canteen for providing great sausage sandwiches.  The canteen profit made was $146.00.

 

Tournament of the Minds :

Congratulations to the children who participated in Tournament of the Minds at Coffs Harbour last Sunday.   The students (Tegan Hall, James Barron, Tilly Shepherd,

Loren Buckley, Tavis Hall & Daly Barron) have worked very hard, all term, in preparation for the challenges.  They have now successfully presented their responses and should be very proud of their achievements.  Well done team!

Also a BIG thank you to Lisa Hall, who volunteered as the team facilitator and gave up her own time assisting the students, and the parents of team members for your support and co-operation.

 

Life Education Van Visit :

The van will visit our school on Wednesday & Thursday next week.  Full details were sent home on last week’s newsletter. All activities that the children participate in are an important part of our PD/H/PE syllabus.  Please sign and return the permission note along with $5 payment (per student).  It is important for you to let the school know if your child is not attending Life Education.

There will be a Parent Information Session held on Thursday morning at 9.15am.  Please come along if you are interested in finding out more about this valuable educational resource.

 

 

 

Practical Maths Workshop :

A maths workshop for parents will be held next Thursday (6th September).  The workshop is designed for all parents who have children in K-6 to learn practical ideas and methods to help their children with maths concepts. It is anticipated that the workshop will commence about 9.45am (immediately after the Life Education parent session) until about 12noon.

We would love to see as many people as possible attend.

 

University of NSW Spelling Competition :

We have received the results of this competition.  Congratulations to all the following students for their fantastic efforts.

Participation – Ethan Moran, Jack Moore, Loren Buckley, Daly Barron.

Credit – James Barron, Tavis Hall

High Distinction : Tegan Hall.

 

Upcoming Events :

Thursday 30th August                               Bush Tucker Day

Friday 31st August                                      Fathers Day Stall

Friday 31st August                                      District Athletics Carnival

Wednesday 5th September                      Life Education Van Visit

Thursday 6th September                           Life Education Van Visit

Thursday 6th September                           Maths – Parents Information Day

 

P&C News :

The costing has been completed for the Trivia Night held on Saturday 11th August and the profit made on the night is $823.50.  Well done everyone!

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 31st August

Robyn Grandemange                       Benita Schuh, Jane Bagley, Claire Pelser,

Debbie Brendel

 

Thought for the week :  “  Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery.  But today is a gift, and that’s why we call it the present.”  (Anon).                                                     

  

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Text Box: It’s that time of year again – the “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” will be held on Sunday 16th September 2007.
This walkathon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.  Perhaps, if you do not have a charity to walk for you can assist the Warrell Creek Hall, the management committee of the hall are endeavouring to raise funds to maintain the hall and keep it operating.
Sponsorship forms are available from the school.  For further information please contact Helen Searle on 65 693168.
 
 

 

 

 

 


 

Carers of children with special needs support group.

Tuesday 4/9/07 at 9.30am

Then the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Meeting at Nambucca Valley Early childhood Intervention – Crn Park and Briner St, Macksville.

Morning tea will be provided / gold coin donation.

Please phone Jenny 65687153 for further info.

 

Macksville Scotts Head Junior Surf Life Saving Club

Macksville Scotts Head Nippers season is starting soon.  Registration days are on 23/9/07 & 14/10/07 at Scotts Head Surf Club, starting at 10am.

All new & existing members between

5 & 14yrs are encouraged to join.

For further info please call

Paul Kinnear (65682096) or

Peter Lambert (65683881).

Text Box: Stuarts Point Little Athletics
Registrations for the upcoming season will be held on Sat 1/9/07 at Stuarts Point Oval from 9am and on Wed 5/9/07 at Buz Brazel Oval Scotts Head from 4pm.
The 2007/2008 season will commence at Stuarts Point on Fri 14/9/07 at 4.30 with training.  The first comp evening will be Fri 21/9/07.
For more info contact Margaret Mitchell on 65697449 or Donna Cockbain on 65 698013
Text Box: Presentation Day for Non Travelling Players of Macksville Soccer Club :
Will take place on Saturday 1/9/07 after the last game.  All teams will play as per the draw for 25/8/07.
Please remember to bring a shirt to change into as all club shirts will be collected on the day.
 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Family Skills Workshop
“If only children came with an instruction manual”
Tuesday, Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
12 noon to 2.30pm
Seventh Day Adventist Conference Centre – Wallace St Macksville
(next to water tower).
RSVP Nambucca Valley Neighbourhood Centre on 65 682305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Permission Note – Bush Tucker Day

Thursday 30th August 2007.

 

 

I give permission for my child / ren ………………………………………………………      to sample the food being provided at the Bush Tucker Day.

 

 

Signed ……………………………..                        Date ……………………

 

 

 

            -        -       -      -        -        -        -        -        -        -       -       -        -  

 

 

 

Permission Note – Life Education Visit

Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th September 2007.

 

 

I give permission for my child / ren …………………………………………………..

to attend the Life Education Van.

 

I enclose $5 (per student) payment   $.......

 

 

Signed ………………………………..                    Date ……………………………

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 22nd August 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Matthew Smith & Leah Leviston

Assembly Awards :  Loren Buckley, Tavis Hall, Rhys Gavin, Mitchell Leviston, Peter Stone, Lana Pelser, Emily Davis, Catherine Stone, Olivia Bula-Ratu, Mariah-Jo Donovan,

Aidan Dignam, Ethan Moran, Cameron Gaymer, Tjana Jones.

 

Sport :

The District Athletics Carnival which was to be held this Friday has now been postponed to Friday 31st August at Nambucca Heads.  Children who qualified at the combined carnival at Scotts Head will be given a new permission note today.  Please return to school by this Friday (24th August).

 

Our senior school soccer team was to play two games on the 23rd of August at Urunga Soccer Fields to see who will go on to the third round of the small schools state knock out competition. This has now been postponed to Monday 27th August.  Students will take home a new permission note today, please sign and return by Friday (24th August).

 

Investing In our schools :

What excitement today when the fence was removed from around the new playground! 

By the end of the day all children will have had a play on the new equipment.

We still have a fair amount of landscaping/tidying to do on the grounds surrounding the playground and the new COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) and this will hopefully be completed in the coming weeks.

 

Book Week :

Due to the inclement weather yesterday, we were unable to hold our Book Week Parade.  We will now hold the parade next Tuesday 28th August (hopefully in better weather).  I am sure the children all have their costumes ready but this will give them some extra time to add the finishing touches. All children are encouraged to dress up as a character from a book.  Please try to have a copy of the book to carry while parading.

The parade will commence at 11.45am and will be followed by a BBQ lunch catered by the P&C.  The orders that were placed for sausage sandwiches have been held over until next week.  If you did not place an order for lunch and wish to do so please complete the order form at the end of this newsletter and send to school by this Friday.

It would be wonderful for as many parents & friends to come along and help celebrate Book Week with the staff & students.

 

Tournament of the Minds :

On Sunday 26th August, 7 students will represent our school at the Tournament of the Minds at Coffs Harbour.

TOM is an Australia wide program designed to give students the opportunity to participate in creative activities involving stimulating open-ended challenges which demand experimentation and reward divergent thinking.  This is the first time our school has participated in this tournament.

We wish them well!

 

Chaplaincy programme :

Thank you to all the families, who filled out the surveys on the Chaplaincy programme. We have had a positive response and the submission has now been lodged.

 

Life Education Van Visit :

The van will visit our school on Wednesday 5.9.07.  Details are at the end of this newsletter.

 

Bush Tucker Day :

On Thursday 30th August we will be holding a Bush Tucker Day.  This will involve Aboriginal cultural dancing – taste testing of different bush tucker – National Aboriginal Flag raising ceremony – Aboriginal Reconciliation awareness.  More details will be sent home next week.

 

P&C News :

We urgently need donations for the  Father’s Day Stall on Friday 31st August.

 If you have any items to donate (wrapping paper & ribbon are always helpful) for this stall please send them to school as soon as possible.

Suggestions are :- coffee mugs, golf balls, sweets, hankies etc.

Thank you.

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 24th August

Debbie Brendel                                 Maxine Smith, Karen Smith, Jennie Simmons,

                                                            Lucy Shepherd

 

 

Thought for the week :  “  Example is not the main thing in influencing others – it is the only thing”.  (Albert Schweitzer).                                                                

  

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

SPECC AGM

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club will be holding it’s AGM on Monday 27th August at 7pm, at Stuarts Point Workers Club.

All intending senior players and parents of juniors are asked to attend.

For information – contact Peter Maloney 65 690986 or Phil Smith 65 699276.

 

It’s that time of year again – the “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” will be held on Sunday 16th September 2007.

This walkathon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.  Perhaps, if you do not have a charity to walk for you can assist the Warrell Creek Hall, the management committee of the hall are endeavouring to raise funds to maintain the hall and keep it operating.

Sponsorship forms are available from the school.  For further information please contact Helen Searle on 65 693168.

 

Alison Launt Dance Studio have classes for everyone.

Tap dancing, Classical Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop for girls and boys.  Beginners to advanced.

Adults classes also.

Drop in to the studio at 6 Yarrawonga St, Macksville or phone 65 695225 – 0418419871.

 

 

Canteen Lunch Order Form

 

FAMILY NAME ……………………………..

 

I wish to order ……. sausage sandwich / popper deal at $2.50 each.

 

I wish to order ……. sausage sandwiches only at $1.50 each.

 

I enclose $...... as payment.

                                               

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 15th August 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Brody Moran & Shernae Gavin

Assembly Awards :  Daly Barron, Daneil Donovan, Bronte Murphy, Jema Fitzsimmons, Ava Laverty, Amy Ralston, Damian Smith, Sass Shepherd, Taniela Bula, Angel Honnery, Tilly Shepherd, Andrew Smith, Ben He, Summer Bhasker, James Barron

Assembly Item : Julyan Schuh-Kast will perform a piece on the piano.

Sport :

The District Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 24th August at Nambucca Heads.  Children who qualified at the combined carnival at Scotts Head were each given a permission note to take home last week advising them of the events they will compete in.

 

Our senior school soccer team will play two games on the 23rd of August at Urunga Soccer Fields to see who will go on to the third round of the small schools state knock out competition. Best of Eungai luck to the team.

 

Book Week :

We will be holding a Book Week Parade on Tuesday 21st August, 2007.  All children are encouraged to dress up as a character from a book.  Please try to have a copy of the book to carry while parading.

If you need ideas please talk to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Snook our librarian.

The parade will commence at 11.45am and will be followed by a BBQ lunch catered by the P&C.  You may purchase a sausage sandwich & a popper for $2.50 (sausage sandwich only $1.50).  An order form is at the end of this newsletter, please return with payment by Friday 17th August to allow for catering.

It would be wonderful for as many parents & friends to come along and help celebrate Book Week with the staff & students.

 

Investing In our schools :

There has been a huge amount of progress on the construction of our playground equipment and COLA (covered outdoor learning area) this week. It looks great and the school is a buzz of excitement. Hopefully work will be completed by the end of next week.

 

Chaplaincy programme :

Thank you to all the families, who filled out the surveys on the Chaplaincy programme. We have had a positive response and at this stage we will lodge an application. I see this as a very good opportunity for our school.

 

Trivia Night :

Last Saturday night was an entertaining and most enjoyable evening. Congratulations to the P&C for raising over $800 for our wonderful school. Thankse must go to David and Lisa Hall for organising the night and to all the staff for writing the questions and collating the answers. Thank you to the parents and friends who came along and enjoyed the night and to the parents who provided supper. 

                          
 

As you can see we are able to produce colour photocopies now, due to our new copier.

We will not always be able to print the newsletter in colour as it can be costly, but there will be special times.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this service to you.  Please ask at the office if you would like to have something copied in colour or in black and white.  (A small cost will be incurred to cover costs). 

 

Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems :

Yesterday students were given the opportunity to attend a travelling performance called ‘Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems’. It was a great mix of tongue twisters, poetry, prose, jokes, games and lots of laughs.

 Here is what the ¾ class had to say about the performance…

 

 “The performer was a bit of a trickster” (Ethan)

 

“We played ‘going on a picnic’ and it was really funny” (Fiona)

 

“I liked it when the bee was sharpening its knife” (Tjana)

 

“My favourite part was when the performer turned into junior the puppet” (Tegan)

 

“Junior didn’t know what job to do when he grew up and it was really funny” (Todd)

 

“I liked it when junior the puppet became Pac Man” (Michael)

 

“We liked it when Jarrod (the performer) kept saying that everything tasted like chicken”

(James)

 

 

 

Coming Events :

Tuesday 21st August                     Book Week Parade – 11.45am

Thursday 23rd August                   Soccer State Knockout Carnival

Friday 24th August                          District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

 

 

Canteen / Tuckshop Committee Meeting :

Thank you to everyone who attended last Friday’s meeting.  It is very uplifting to see so many people interested in what is sold at our canteen, hopefully with all the interest generated about the menu we may be able to operate the canteen two days a week instead of just one in the not so distant future.  I spoke to David Hall (P&C President and Penny Moran – Canteen/Tuckshop Manager) and they informed me about the outcome of the meeting.  A motion was put forward to continue to purchase items in the green range of the Healthy Canteen guidelines.  Over the past three years since its conception, our canteen has followed the guidelines creating healthy menus for our children to choose from.  I congratulate Penny Moran and the canteen/tuckshop committee for their hard work and fully support their efforts.  Our children are in very capable hands.  If you would like to support or suggest anything that may enhance our canteen/tuckshop please contact Penny Moran on 65 682674.

 

 

 

 

P&C News :

There will be a Father’s Day Stall on Friday 31st August.  If you have any items to donate (wrapping paper & ribbon are always helpful) for this stall please send them to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

A new canteen roster for the rest of this term is attached to the newsletter, please take the time to read and take note of important dates.

Canteen recess specials include :

Trifle cups (fruit juice jelly, fruit, custard)      $1.00

Banana Smoothies                                            $1.00

Tooty Fruit Slice

Rock Cakes

Golden oat crunches

Lunch specials :

Hot Dogs                                                             $2.00

with cheese                                                         $2.20

Mini Pizza                                                           $1.50

This Friday (17th August) the lunch special

Beaf & bean Tacos                                            $2.00

served with lettuce, tomato, grated cheese

Please order by Thursday (16th August) to allow for catering.  Order form at end of newsletter.

 

Thought for the week :  “No one ever hurt their eyesight by looking at the bright side of life”.   (Anon)

                                                                  

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

           

Community News :

SPECC AGM

Stuarts Point Eungai Cricket Club will be holding it’s AGM on Monday 27th August at 7pm, at Stuarts Point Workers Club.

All intending senior players and parents of juniors are asked to attend.

For information – contact Peter Maloney 65 690986 or Phil Smith 65 699276.

 

Understanding & Engaging Generation Y :

If you have ever wondered why today’s young people seem so “weird, disrespectful & different” this session is for you

Wednesday 15th August at 6.30pm in the Performance Space – Nambucca Heads High School.

Keynote speaker, Michael McQueen has a unique understanding of Generation Y for two reasons, he is one and secondly he and his organisation speak to over 20,000 of them each year.

For more information contact Helen Mower, Nth Coast Youth Career Connections on 65 684614.

 

It’s that time of year again – the “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” will be held on Sunday 16th September 2007.

This walkathon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.  Perhaps, if you do not have a charity to walk for you can assist the Warrell Creek Hall, the management committee of the hall are endeavouring to raise funds to maintain the hall and keep it operating.

Sponsorship forms are available from the school.  For further information please contact Helen Searle on 65 693168.

 

Nambucca Valley Early Childhood Intervention invite you to join them on a Bargain Shoppers trip to the Gold Coast on Sat 24th November and returning Sunday 25th November. Total cost will be $125 which includes bus fare, accommodation and a light breakfast on Sunday. If you would like to join them or require further information please call on 65684026.

 

Alison Launt Dance Studio have classes for everyone.

Tap dancing, Classical Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop for girls and boys.  Beginners to advanced.

Adults classes also.

Drop in to the studio at 6 Yarrawonga St, Macksville or phone 65 695225 – 0418419871.

 

Wind Energy Association Meeting :

Thursday 16th August at 4pm at the Recreation Hut, Scotts Head Caravan Park. 

The use of wind power worldwide is growing rapidly because it is abundant, cheap, inexhaustible, widely distributed and non polluting.

If you want to learn about installing a wind turbine or are just interested in using wind energy come along tomorrow and find out more about this type of renewable energy.

Enquiries to 65 690117.

 

           

 

 

 

Canteen Lunch Order Form

 

Bookweek –

 

FAMILY NAME ……………………………..

 

I wish to order ……. sausage sandwich / popper deal at $2.50 each.

 

I wish to order ……. sausage sandwiches only at $1.50 each.

 

I enclose $...... as payment.

 

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Friday 17th August – Taco orders

 

STUDENT’S NAME ……………………………………………..………………………..

 

I wish to order  …… tacos.

                                               

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 8th August 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Rhys Gavin & Connor Seaman

Assembly Awards :  Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Pandanus West, Madeleine Moran,

Maddison Bates, Michael Greenslade-Lynch, Rory Dignam, Georgina Smith, Jack Moore,

Liam Donovan, Fiona Bagley, Sarah Smith, Julyan Schuh-Kast, Elizabeth Burroughs, Brody Moran

Assembly Item : Marche Slave, played on the piano by Daly Barron

 

Sport :

The District Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 24th August at Nambucca Heads.  Children who qualified at the combined carnival at Scotts Head were each given a permission note to take home this week advising them of the events they will compete in.

Please sign & return the notes as soon as possible.

 

Book Week :

We will be holding a Book Week Parade on Tuesday 21st August, 2007.  All children are encouraged to dress up as a character from a book.  Please try to have a copy of the book to carry while parading.

If you need ideas please talk to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Snook our librarian.

The parade will commence at 11.45am and will be followed by a BBQ lunch catered by the P&C.  Order forms for lunch will be sent out next week.

It would be wonderful for as many parents & friends to come along and help celebrate Book Week with the staff & students.

 

3/4 Class are starting an Information Report this week on a person of their choice.  The project outline was sent home with students yesterday with their homework.

 

Arrivals & Departures :

Please note if there are any changes to your child’s regular routine, a signed note from parents/guardians must be given to the school office indicating the changes.  Your child’s safety is our main concern.

 

Illness :

As you are all no doubt aware there is a lot of illness (flu & gastric) around at the moment.

The welfare of our students is the most important thing. Therefore we request that you keep your children at home until they are well and fit enough for school

 

University of NSW 2007 International Competitions & Assessment for Schools :

Each year a number of students from our school choose to enter these competitions which are always of a very high standard and extremely challenging.

All students received excellent results and are to be congratulated for their wonderful efforts.

Computer

Loren Buckley                                                                                    -           Participation

Tavis Hall & Daly Barron                                                                  -           Distinction

James Barron, Tegan Hall                                                                -          High Distinction

Mathematics

James Barron, Jack Moore, Ethan Moran, Daly Barron   -           Participation

Loren Buckley, Daneil Donovan                                                      -           Credit

Tegan Hall, Tavis Hall                                                                       -           Distinction     

 

 

 

 

Science

Ethan Moran, Loren Buckley                                                            -           Participation

James Barron, Daly Barron                                                 -           Credit

Tavis Hall                                                                                           -           Distinction

Tegan Hall                                                                                          -           High Distinction

Writing

James Barron, Ethan Moran, Loren Buckley, Tavis Hall  -           Participation

Daly Barron

English

Jack Moore, Loren Buckley                                                 -           Participation

Tavis Hall                                                                                           -           Distinction

Tegan Hall                                                                                          -           High Distinction

Spelling

The results of the Spelling have not yet arrived

 

Coming Events :

Tuesday 14th August                     “Pick a peck of pickled poems” performance

Tuesday 21st August                     Book Week Parade – 11.45am

Thursday 23rd August                   Soccer State Knockout Carnival

Friday 24th August                          District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

 

P&C News :

Trivia Night – Saturday 11th August :

It is not too late to book your table for the Trivia Night! Cost is $10 a head, which includes supper.

Call David or Lisa on 65 699100 by 9th August to book your table of 6.

If you don’t have 6 people, don’t worry, ring & book anyway & we’ll match you up with others looking to form a team.

If you can help by providing something for the supper please contact Lisa Hall on 65699100.  Cooking (sandwiches, cake or slices) can be left at the school office on Friday or dropped at the club on Saturday night.

 

There will be a Father’s Day Stall on Friday 31st August.  If you have any items to donate for this stall please send them to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Canteen :

There will be a canteen meeting at school this Friday (10th August) at 3.00pm.  All interested parents/community members are invited to attend to contribute positive thoughts and ideas to ensure the smooth running of our canteen.

Canteen Roster

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Georgina Supple                               Kim Cox, Tracy Davis, Allison Dignam, Karen Smith

 

 

Thought for the week :  “Kids don’t care what you know until they know you care”

                                                                                                          Jack Canfield

                                                                            

                                                           

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Community News :

 

Eungai Pre-school Committee Meeting – Thursday 9th August at 3.15pm at Pre-school.

Agenda –

Pre-school future, our options

-         Waiting for confirmation from DOCS

-         Viability funding

-         Grants

-         Fundraising ideas

-         Finding a sponsor

What needs to be done!

·        Exterior building repair

·        New verandah with ramp

·        Car Park

·        Laundry sink wet area

·        Future plan for new Children’s bathroom

·        Recoat concrete

Who can help!

Bring ideas all community welcome.

 

Understanding & Engaging Generation Y :

If you have ever wondered why today’s young people seem so “weird, disrespectful & different” this session is for you

Wednesday 15th August at 6.30pm in the Performance Space – Nambucca Heads High School.

Keynote speaker, Michael McQueen has a unique understanding of Generation Y for two reasons, he is one and secondly he and his organisation speak to over 20,000 of them each year.

For more information contact Helen Mower, Nth Coast Youth Career Connections on 65 684614.

 

It’s that time of year again – the “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” will be held on Sunday 16th September 2007.

This walkathon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.  Perhaps, if you do not have a charity to walk for you can assist the Warrell Creek Hall, the management committee of the hall are endeavouring to raise funds to maintain the hall and keep it operating.

Sponsorship forms are available from the school.  For further information please contact Helen Searle on 65 693168.

 

Nambucca Valley Early Childhood Intervention invite you to join them on a Bargain Shoppers trip to the Gold Coast on Sat 24th November and returning Sunday 25th November. Total cost will be $125 which includes bus fare, accommodation and a light breakfast on Sunday. If you would like to join them or require further information please call on 65684026.

 

Alison Launt Dance Studio have classes for everyone.

Tap dancing, Classical Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop for girls and boys.  Beginners to advanced.

Adults classes also.

Drop in to the studio at 6 Yarrawonga St, Macksville or phone 65 695225 – 0418419871.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 1st August 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Alana Gavin & Tavis Hall

Assembly Awards :  Matthew Smith, Leah Leviston, Kierly Fitzsimmons, Lily Moore, Francis Dormer-Hughes, Ellie Laverty, Elly Wilesmith, Tayla Donovan, Ewart Stone, Briana Franklin, Tegan Hall, Aidan Dignam, Dylan Cox, Kelsie Go-Sam

 

At this week’s assembly students will receive their ribbons and medallions from our school athletics carnival.

Certificates for the students who entered the University of New South Wales competitions will also be presented.

 

Sport :

Congratulations to the students who attended the Combined Sports Carnival last week at Scotts Head. What a great day we had! The students were all very well behaved and competed with great sportsmanship.  Students who qualified to compete at the District Carnival on 24th August will be given a note when the results are finalised.

 

Arrivals & Departures :

Please note if there are any changes to your child’s regular routine, a signed note from parents/guardians must be given to the school office indicating the changes.  Your child’s safety is our main concern.

 

Visiting Performance – “Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems”

On Tuesday 14th August we will be having the above visiting performance.  We usually have 2 performances a year. The children enjoyed the performance of “Dreamer” which was held in March.

Cost of this performance is $4 per student.  As the performance will take place at school we will not require a permission note, however please return the note attached to this newsletter confirming payment by Friday 10th August.  If you do not wish your child to attend the performance please take the time to advise the office.

 

Basic Skills Tests :

Students in years 3 & 5 are currently sitting the Writing, Literacy and Numeracy Basic Skills Tests. 

The Writing Test was held on Tuesday 31st July.  The Literacy & Numeracy Tests will be held on Thursday 2nd August.  It is important that students in yrs 3 & 5 attend on these days to sit the tests.

 

Footsteps :

A reminder that the Footsteps dance program is being held again in the last week of this term.

Permission notes were sent home last week.  If you require help in paying for any program being run through the school, you may apply for Student Assistance Funds to support you.  Applications are available from the school office.

 

SRC Report :

The Student Representative Council are currently ordering sporting equipment for use at lunch times after receiving a grant from the North Coast Area Health Service.  We would like to re-mark games on the concrete such as, handball targets and hopscotch.  If any family has unwanted exterior paint at home we would greatly appreciate it being sent to school.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events :

Thursday 2nd August                     Basic Skills Test – Numeracy/Literacy Yrs 3 & 5

Tuesday 14th August                     “Pick a peck of pickled poems” performance

Thursday 23rd August                   Soccer State Knockout Carnival

Friday 24th August                          District Athletics Carnival at Nambucca Heads

 

P&C News :

 

Trivia Night – Saturday 11th August :

We are again holding this great fundraiser at Macksville Country Club.

Past fundraisers have been very successful & always a lot of fun for those that attend.

Why not get together with some friends & form a table of 6. Come along for a great night’s entertainment & also the chance to win some prizes. 

Cost is $10 a head, which includes supper.

Call David or Lisa on 65 699100 by 9th August to book your table of 6.

If you don’t have 6 people, don’t worry, ring & book anyway & we’ll match you up with others looking to form a team.

This is a great way to have fun, knowing that you are helping to raise funds for the school and your children.

If you can help by providing something for the supper please contact Lisa Hall on 65699100.  Cooking (sandwiches, cake or slices) can be left at the school office on Friday or dropped at the club on Saturday night.

Canteen :

The canteen will commence operating from this Friday (3rd August).  As you are aware we greatly need more volunteers to work in the canteen. Perhaps there are some parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles out there who would like to volunteer some of their time!

If so please contact Penny Moran on 65682674 or the school office.

On Friday 10th August, Georgina Supple will be running a training morning in the canteen.  If you would like to see how the canteen operates please come along on that day.  We are hopeful of being able to have 2 people work in the canteen to lighten the load / have someone to talk with and make the day a pleasant experience.

 

Thought for the week :  “Don’t worry that your children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you ” – Robert Fulghum.

                                                                            

                                                           

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

It’s that time of year again – the “10km Yarrahapinni Mountain Walk” will be held on Sunday 16th September 2007.

This walkathon has been organised as a fundraiser where participants can nominate their chosen charity.  Perhaps, if you do not have a charity to walk for you can assist the Warrell Creek Hall, the management committee of the hall are endeavouring to raise funds to maintain the hall and keep it operating.

Sponsorship forms are available from the school.  For further information please contact Helen Searle on 65 693168.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

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Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

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Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

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Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

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EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 25th July 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No assembly this week due to sports carnival at Scotts Head.

 

Sport :

A reminder that on Friday (27th July), the whole school will travel to Scotts Head for the Combined Athletics Carnival, (Eungai, Medlow, Scotts Head and Stuarts Point schools). There will be no supervision at Eungai School on the day.  All staff will be at Scotts Head for the sports carnival.

Students will travel to Scotts Head by bus (we need all students to travel on the bus to keep the cost down).  The cost will be $3 per student.  The bus will leave Eungai school at 9.05am and leave Scotts Head by 2.30pm to return to school for the normal bus run.

If your child is not going to the carnival would you please contact the office.

Parents are invited to come and watch their children compete and join in a day of fun.

A canteen will operate at the carnival.  

 

Chicken Nuggets                      40c each                      Hot dogs                                  $1.50

Egg & Bacon Rolls                    $3.00                           Sausage Sandwich                   $1.50

Hot Soup                                   $1.50                           Tea/Coffee                               $1.00

Slice/Cake                               50c                              Cans of drink                            $1.00

Bag of chips                              80c                            

 

Support Teacher Learning Assistance :

We welcome Mrs Gai Cross to our school for the next two terms.  Mrs Cross will work with our children supporting their Literacy and Numeracy needs.

Mrs Cross has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is an asset to our school.

 

Visiting Performance – “Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems”

On Tuesday 14th August we will be having the above visiting performance.  We usually have 2 performances a year. The children enjoyed the performance of “Dreamer” which was held in March.

Cost of this performance is $4 per student.  As the performance will take place at school we will not require a permission note, however please return the note attached to this newsletter confirming payment by Friday 10th August.  If you do not wish your child to attend the performance please take the time to advise the office.

 

Basic Skills Tests :

Students in years 3 & 5 will sit the Writing, Literacy and Numeracy Basic Skills Tests. 

The Writing Test will be held on Tuesday 31st July.  The Literacy & Numeracy Tests will be held on Thursday 2nd August.  It is important that students in yrs 3 & 5 attend on these days to sit the tests.

 

SRC (Students Representative Council) :

Last term the SRC sold dolphins to raise funds for Stewart House.  Thank you to the families who purchased the dolphins at $2.00 each.  We would like to let you know that we have a 14 dolphins left, if you missed out before or would like to purchase another dolphin please, send in $2 and help support Stewart House.

The new SRC committee for Term 3 are :

President – Bronte Murphy

Vice President – Rhys Gavin

Secretary – Matthew Smith

Treasurer – Alana Gavin

Publicity Officer – Daly Barron.

 

 

 

Portfolios :

Could all portfolios that were handed out at interviews last term, please be returned to school by the end of next week.  Thank you.

 

Footsteps :

A reminder that the Footsteps Program is being held again in the last week of this term.

Permission notes were sent home last week.  If you require help in paying for any program being run through the school, you may apply for Student Assistance Funds to support you.  Applications are available from the school office.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 27th July                               Combined Schools Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 31st August                     Basic Skills Test – Writing Yrs 3 & 5

Thursday 2nd August                     Basic Skills Test – Numeracy/Literacy Yrs 3 & 5

Tuesday 14th August                     “Pick a peck of pickled poems” performance

 

P&C News :

The next P&C meeting will be held next Tuesday 31st July at 7pm in the library.

 

Trivia Night – Saturday 11th August :

We are again holding this great fundraiser at Macksville Country Club.

Past fundraisers have been very successful & always a lot of fun for those that attend.

Why not get together with some friends & form a table of 6 & come along for a great night’s entertainment & also the chance to win some prizes.

Cost is $10 a head, which includes supper.

Call David or Lisa on 65 699100 by 9th August to book your table of 6.

If you don’t have 6 people, don’t worry, ring & book anyway & we’ll match you up with others looking to form a team.

This is a great way to have fun, knowing that you are helping to raise funds for the school and your children.

 

We have decided to extend our “Sock it to you” fundraiser until next Tuesday, 31st July.

Please support this wonderful fundraiser and return your orders by this date.

 

Thought for the week :  “You have no control over what the other guy does.  You only have control over what you do.”  “AJ Kitt” ”

                                                                            

                                                           

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

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Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 19th July 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Welcome back to Term 3.  We welcome 4 new students to our school and we can be assured that this will be a happy, busy term.

No assembly will be held this Friday nor the following Friday due to the Combined Athletics Carnival at Scotts Head.

Please find attached to this newsletter a calendar to assist you with events that will be occurring this term.

 

Sport :

Best wishes to Fiona Bagley who is representing our school and region at the State Cross Country in Sydney on Friday!

 

Next Friday (27th July), the whole school will travel to Scotts Head for the Combined Athletics Carnival (Eungai, Medlow, Scotts Head and Stuarts Point schools). There will be no supervision at Eungai School on the day.  All staff will be at Scotts Head for the sports carnival.

All students will participate in their age race. The first 3 placegetters in the 800 metres and field events from our school carnival are eligible to compete at Scotts Head.  The 200 metres is open to all students from 8 yrs and older.

Novelty events will be held for all students who are not involved in other events.

Students will travel to Scotts Head by bus (we need all students to travel on the bus to keep the cost down).  The cost will be $3 per student.  The bus will leave Eungai school at 9.05am and leave Scotts Head by 2.30pm to return to school for the normal bus run.

Parents are invited to come and watch their children compete and join in a day of fun.

Please sign the permission note at the end of this newsletter and return to school with payment by Wednesday 25th July 2007.

 

EEPS Draw :

Congratulations to the following students who won the Eeps draw for June – Lana Pelser, Summer Bhaskar, Glynn Leviston.

 

Visiting Performance – “Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems”

On Tuesday 14th August we will be having the above visiting performance.  We usually have 2 performances a year and the children enjoyed the performance of “Dreamer” which was held in March.

Cost of this performance is $4 per student.  As the performance will take place at school we will not require a permission note, however please return the note attached to this newsletter confirming payment by Friday 10th August.  If you do not wish your child to attend the performance please take the time to advise the office.

 

Investing in our schools grant :

Work has commenced on our playground equipment and 2 covered areas.  The work will continue for at least another 4 weeks.  This area has been fenced off & all safety precautions have been put in place.  We apologise for any inconvenience however, the end result will be very beneficial to our school.

 

Basic Skills Tests :

Students in years 3 & 5 will sit the Writing, Literacy and Numeracy Basic Skills Tests. 

The Writing Test will be held on Tuesday 31st July.  The Literacy & Numeracy Tests will be held on Thursday 2nd August.  It is important that students in yrs 3 & 5 attend on these days to sit the tests.

 

 

CWA International Day :

Yesterday students from the 5/6 class attended the CWA International Day at Eungai Hall.  The country of study this year was Malta.  Students read information about Malta to a packed hall of interested guests & presented their projects on the country for the CWA ladies to view.

 

Portfolios :

Could all portfolios that were handed out at interviews last term, please be returned to school by the end of next week.  Thank you.

 

Enviro Saver Schools Fundraising Program :

At the last SRC (School Representative Council) it was decided that the school would participate in this program which will help save the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time raise additional funds for our school.

For every FREE assessment & installation nominated, our school will receive a $5.00 donation.

Please take the time to read the brochure attached to this newsletter, remember this is

a FREE assessment done in your own home.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 27th July                               Combined Schools Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 31st August                     Basic Skills Test – Writing Yrs 3 & 5

Thursday 2nd August                     Basic Skills Test – Numeracy/Literacy Yrs 3 & 5

Tuesday 14th August                     “Pick a peck of pickled poems” performance

 

P&C News :

Just a reminder that your “Sock it to you” orders are due back on Friday, don’t forget that credit card orders are accepted.  Please make cheques / money orders out to

Eungai Public School P&C Association.

 

Trivia Night – Saturday 11th August :

We are again holding this great fundraiser at Macksville Country Club.

Past fundraisers have been very successful & always a lot of fun for those that attend.

Why not get together with some friends & form a table of 6 & come along for a great night’s entertainment & also the chance to win some prizes.

Cost is $10 a head, which includes supper.

Call David or Lisa on 65 699100 by 9th August to book your table of 6.

If you don’t have 6 people, don’t worry, ring & book anyway & we’ll match you up with others looking to form a team.

This is a great way to have fun, knowing that you are helping to raise funds for the school and your children.

 

Canteen News :

Attached to this newsletter is a canteen roster for the first five weeks of this term.  We are trialling having two parents working in the canteen each Friday rather than one.  If you are interested in helping us keep this wonderful service operating please call the school office on 65699248.  With more volunteers we hope to re-open the canteen on Mondays. 

 

Thought for the week :  “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

                                                                             Mahatma Gandhi

 

                                                           

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Permission Note

Combined Athletics Carnival at Scotts Head

Friday 27th July 2007

 

 

I give permission for my child / ren  ………………………………………………… to travel to the Athletics Carnival at Scotts Head.

I understand that travel is by bus.

 

I enclose $3 per student.

 

 

Signed  ……………………………………              Date …………………………..

 

 

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Permission Note

“Pick a peck of pickled poems”

Tuesday 14th August 2007.

 

 

I enclose payment of $…………. for the above performance.   ($4 per student)

 

 

Family Name ……………………………..

 

 

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EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 27th June 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

NO ASSEMBLY THIS FRIDAY.

 

Sport :

We were very lucky with the weather for our school athletics carnival which was held last Thursday.  Thank you to the parents who came along and helped with time-keeping, judging etc and for supporting your children.

Thank you to the students who participated to the best of their ability and showed great sportsmanship on the day.

Ribbons and medallions will be presented at a special assembly next term.

Good luck to Fiona Bagley who will be representing our school and the region at the State Cross Country Championships to be held at Eastern Creek in July.

Soccer Gala Day :

Last Friday 2 teams represented our school at Macksville in the Soccer Gala Day.

The object of the day was to have as much fun as possible and all our students certainly had a great, fun day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SRC Report :

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a dolphin key ring to support Stewart House.  There are still a few key rings left and we’d love to see all of them sold before the end of term.  The cost is $2 each.

 

Don’t forget our pyjama party on Friday.  Students can wear pyjamas or appropriate mufti to school.  The cost is only $1.00 to wear mufti and/or see the movie. 

A permission note was sent home yesterday for parents of students in yrs 3-6 to allow them to watch “A Night at the Museum” which is PG rated.

All money raised will be used by the SRC to purchase equipment for students to use.

 

Major Excursion  - years 4,5 & 6.

As reported earlier, the major excursion this year is to the Great Aussie Bush Camp from 14th to 16th November (term 4 week 5).  A note will be sent home next term (week 1) advising you of the cost and details.

 

Eungai Pre-school :

As reported in last week’s newsletter, a meeting was held at the Nambucca Shire Council last Thursday to discuss the future of Eungai Pre-school.  At the meeting council decided to allow 12 months for all parties to consider their options.  Thank you to everyone who turned up to support the local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Jackets :  Year 6 students are very proud to wear their “special” jackets.  These jackets were introduced many years ago as a privilege to all year 6 students and the tradition continues.  The year 6 students have requested that students in other years not wear old year 6 jackets to school.  They would appreciate if parents would support their wishes and allow them the opportunity to have something special in their last year at school.

There are a number of pre-owned jumpers in good condition to be given away if the size is right.  We also have new jumpers for sale at a cost of $11 each.

 

Ice Cream Containers :

If you have any empty ice cream containers please send them to school for use with art and craft.  Thank you.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 29th June                              Last day of Term 2

Monday 16th July                            Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 17th July                           First day of Term 3 for students.

 

P&C News :

Attached to this week’s newsletter is a “SOCK IT TO YOU” catalogue.  Inside you will find dozens of high quality products for your family.

To order simply return the form on page 23 with your payment, to the school by Friday 20th July.  This is a major fundraiser for the school, so please support it. (It’s not too early to think of Christmas presents.)

Please make cheques payable to Eungai Public School P&C Association.

Credit card payments are welcome.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 29th  June

Duty                                                               Cooking

Mary Hicks                                                     Heather Leviston, Clare Pelser, Ali Tasker

                                                                        Jennie Simmons      

 

A new roster for term 3 will be sent home with the first newsletter next term.

If you can help in any way with the canteen please contact Penny Moran on 65682674 or the school office.

                                               

Thought for the week: “Have a great holiday” (Staff, Eungai Public School)

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

Kempsey Library will hold two activities for Primary School children these holidays.  On Thursday 5th July between 10.3am &12pm Emalesis School of Deportment, Modelling and Personal Development will hold a Modelling and Self Image workshop for Primary School aged girls and boys.  The cost will be $4. 

On Thursday 12th July between 10.30am & 12pm there will be a magic show & workshop run by Troppo Magic featuring Troppo Bob.  The cost will be $6 per child.  Please phone the library on 65663210 to book for these activities as places are limited.

 

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Please collect all your old bras and drop them into the school office or bring them to Westpac Nambucca Heads (back of the newsagency) we are raising money for breast cancer research.  Jupiters Casino will pay $1.00 for each bra no matter what the condition it is in and if they are useable they are forwarded onto charities.  We have till end of September to collect as many as we can.

Collection starts now.  Last year they collected 4250 bras and we would like to do better this year.  Thank you.

 

Nambucca Valley Out of School Hours Care :

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 20th June 2007

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No assembly this week due to students in years 4,5 & 6 attending the Soccer Gala Day.

 

Sport :

Our school athletics carnival will be held tomorrow,  Thursday (21st June). 

The anticipated times for the carnival are as follows :-

9.15am  - 200 metres

Approx 9.45am - age races

Short recess break

Approx 11.00am – Field Events (long jump, discus, shot put)

Lunch break

800 metres

Relays

Presentation

 

Parents are invited to come along and enjoy watching their children compete.

 

Half Yearly Reports :

Half yearly reports are issued at an interview with parents and teachers during week 10 (last week of this term – 25th – 29th June).

Interview times have been sent home.  If the time allocated to you is not suitable please contact the school office to make other arrangements.

 

Lost Property :

I would like to make everyone aware that we have a lost property box located near the Principal’s office.  All clothing found unlabelled is placed in the box.  Please check this box if your child is missing any items.

Please, also ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name and it can be handed straight back to them.

 

Investing in our schools grant :

Eungai Public School’s submission for a federally funded grant was successful earlier this year.  At this stage all details have now been finalised and we can expect work to commence in the coming weeks.

As you may recall the submission was for new playground equipment and a cover over it and a smaller covered outdoor area.

 

SRC Report :

The Student Representative Council are organising two activities before the end of term.  We are supporting Stewart House Dolphin Day, on Friday 22nd of June.  Dolphin key rings will be for sale for $2.00 on Thursday and Friday this week and early next week.  Members of the SRC will be selling the dolphins at recess and lunch time.

Next week on the last day of school (Friday) we will be holding a pyjama party/movie afternoon.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their pyjamas or appropriate mufti.  In the afternoon we will be watching a movie as a special treat to conclude the term.  The cost to be in mufti and see the movie is only $1.00.  

Please help support the SRC and have a fun time.         

 

 

 

 

Eungai Pre-school :

Nambucca Shire Council has commissioned a report into older buildings in the council area.  Amongst other recommendations it proposes to hand ownership of Eungai Pre-school building back to the pre-school leaving the pre-school with responsibility for substantial repairs.  This report is due to be accepted by council at Thursday nights’ meeting.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend to prevent what may eventually result in the closure of the pre-school.

If you can offer some assistance/advice in this matter please contact Yvonne Brown at Eungai Pre-school on 65 699347.

 

Ice Cream Containers :

If you have any empty ice cream containers please send them to school for use with art and craft.  Thank you.

 

Coming Events :

Thursday 21st June                        School Athletics Carnival

Friday 22nd June                             Gala Soccer Day

Friday 29th June                              Last day of Term 2

Monday 16th July                            Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 17th July                           First day of Term 3 for students.

 

P&C News :

Canteen Roster :

Friday 22nd June

Duty                                                               Cooking

                                                                        Lisa Greenslade, Mel Hallis, Jude Kallmier,

Mary Stone

                                               

Thought for the week: “You will give yourself peace of mind if you do every act as if it were your last.”  (Marcus Aurelius)

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Kempsey Library will hold two activities for Primary School children these holidays.  On Thursday 5th July between 10.3am &12pm Emalesis School of Deportment, Modelling and Personal Development will hold a Modelling and Self Image workshop for Primary School aged girls and boys.  The cost will be $4. 

On Thursday 12th July between 10.30am & 12pm there will be a magic show & workshop run by Troppo Magic featuring Troppo Bob.  The cost will be $6 per child.  Please phone the library on 65663210 to book for these activities as places are limited.

 

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Please collect all your old bras and drop them into the school office or bring them to Westpac Nambucca Heads (back of the newsagency) we are raising money for breast cancer research.  Jupiters Casino will pay $1.00 for each bra no matter what the condition it is in and if they are useable they are forwarded onto charities.  We have till end of September to collect as many as we can.

Collection starts now.  Last year they collected 4250 bras and we would like to do better this year.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 13th June 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Assembly Leaders :  Matthew Smith & Daly Barron

Assembly Awards :   Ruby Moore, Mitchell Leviston, Rhys Gavin,  Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Logan Smolander, Lily Moore, Ellie Laverty, Liam Donovan, Cameron Gaymer,

Ethan Moran, Cohen Tasker.

 

Assembly Item :  Mrs Brownhill’s class will perform “Nella Vecchia Fattoria”.

 

Sport :

Tomorrow we will be conducting the High Jump section for our athletics carnival.  Approximate times for each group are :

Seniors/13yrs – 10.30

Juniors (8, 9, 10 yrs) 11.30

Minors (6, 7)  1pm

This year in the minor section the Year 1 & 2 children will be the only children jumping.  We have had a lot of practice and have found that the starting height is too difficult for our kindergarten children.  They will have plenty of opportunity to participate in this event in future years. 

Our school athletics carnival will be held next Thursday (21st June). 

The anticipated times for the carnival are as follows :-

9.15am  - 200 metres

Approx 9.45am - age races

Short recess break

Approx 11.00am – Field Events (long jump, discus, shot put)

Lunch break

800 metres

Relays

Presentation

Parents are invited to come along either day to watch their children compete.

 

Half Yearly Reports :

Half yearly reports are issued at an interview with parents and teachers during week 10 (last week of this term – 25th – 29th June).

Interview times will be sent home with students this week.  If the time allocated to you is not suitable please contact the school office to make other arrangements.

 

Ice Cream Containers :

If you have any empty ice cream containers could you please recycle them by sending them to school.

 

Coming Events :

Thursday 14th June                        School High Jump Competition

Thursday 21st June                        School Athletics Carnival

Friday 22nd June                             Gala Soccer Day

 

 

P&C News :

A reminder that the P&C meeting will be held next Tuesday night at 7.00pm in the school library, the new report format will be introduced.  All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 15th June

Duty                                                               Cooking

Georgina Supple                               Manda Godfrey, Jacqueline Gould, Kylie Grainger,

                                                            Narelle Styles           

                                               

Thought for the week: “Giving is its own reward” – (ancient wisdom).

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 Community News :

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Please collect all your old bras and drop them into the school office or bring them to Westpac Nambucca Heads (back of the newsagency) we are raising money for breast cancer research.  Jupiters Casino will pay $1.00 for each bra no matter what the condition it is in and if they are useable they are forwarded onto charities.  We have till end of September to collect as many as we can.

Collection starts now.  Last year they collected 4250 bras and we would like to do better this year.  Thank you.

 

Little Athletics – Northwest Athletics Development Camp :

NSW Sport & Recreation, in conjunction with NSW Little Athletics is conducting a development camp for athletes aged 8-15 years who wish to enhance and develop their skills.  The camp will be held on Tues, 3rd & Wed 4th July at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth.  The cost is $105 which includes top class coaching, souvenir t-shirt & drink bottle, lunch/morning & afternoon teas both days.  Closing date for bookings is June 15th.  To enrol or for more information call 67661200.

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 6th June 2007

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Assembly Leaders :  Daneil Donovan & Rhys Gavin

Assembly Awards :   Julyan Schuh-Kast, Loren Buckley, Bodhi Hallas, Paris Hicks,

Lana Pelser, April Simmons, Kalob Smolander, Neri Murphy, James Barron,

Rebecca Smith, Elly Wilesmith, Chloe Styles, Bailey Freebody, Emily Davis.

 

The winners of the Eeps (Eungai excellent pupils) draw for May are :

Amy Ralston – Maddison Bates – Michael Laverty.

 

Sport :

Our school athletics carnival will be held on Thursday 21st June.  As in past years we will hold the High Jump prior to the carnival on Thursday 14th June as time does not permit us to hold it on the same day.  Parents are invited to come along either day to watch their children compete.

Further information will be provided in next week’s newsletter.

 

Mid North Coast Cross Country

The Cross Country was held on Monday (4th June), congratulations to Fiona Bagley & Matthew Smith who represented our school.

Fiona was placed second in her age and will go on to compete at Kendall in a fortnight.

Matthew was placed third in his age, but his time was not good enough to take him to the next level.

Well done to them both!

 

Values Education Forum :

An application has been submitted to hold a values education forum during Term 3 or Term 4.  The forum will comprise discussions with the school’s community and review the ways in which the school evidences values.  The forum will focus on rights, responsibilities and the development of respect among all members of the school’s community.

It would be great to see as many people as possible involved in the forum.  The Eungai school community has always been strong in teaching values and we would appreciate your input.

More information will be provided in coming weeks.

 

Major Excursion – years 4/5/6.

This year the excursion will be to the Great Aussie Bush Camp from 14th to16th November (Term 4, week 5).’

A note will be sent home next week with all details included to the students in

years 4,5 & 6.

 

Lost Property :

There are a large number of sloppy joes & track pants in the lost property box.  None are labelled.  If your child is missing any of these items please come to the office and claim them.  Any items unclaimed at the end of this week will be handed out to needy students.

 

 

Ice Cream Containers :

If you have any empty ice cream containers could you please recycle them by sending them to school.

 

A reminder that this weekend is a long weekend and Monday 11th June is a public holiday. 

 

 

Coming Events :

Thursday 14th June                        School High Jump Competition

Thursday 21st June                        School Athletics Carnival

Friday 22nd June                             Gala Soccer Day

 

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 8th June

Duty                                                               Cooking

Benita Schuh                                  Melissa Freebody, Lisa Gavin, Leonie Gaymer

                                                            Maxine Smith          

                                               

Thought for the week: “Listening requires more intelligence than speaking”

(Turkish proverb) 

 

                            

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

 

 Community News :

The North Coast Academy of Sport are conducting a Talented Identification and Development Program for any boy or girl who has a sporting background with an interest in trying a new sport and becoming a cyclist (no cycling experience necessary) are invited to a testing day at Macksville High School on Sunday morning 3rd June at 9am-11am for 13 to 16 year olds in 2008. The cost is $10. Anyone interested can turn up on the morning. For more information Contact Colin Makinson on 65682673 or visit www.ais.org.au/talent.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Please collect all your old bras and drop them into the school office or bring them to Westpac Nambucca Heads (back of the newsagency) we are raising money for breast cancer research.  Jupiters Casino will pay $1.00 for each bra no matter what the condition it is in and if they are useable they are forwarded onto charities.  We have till end of September to collect as many as we can.

Collection starts now.  Last year they collected 4250 bras and we would like to do better this year.  Thank you.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 31st May 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Assembly Leaders : Alana Gavin & Bronte Murphy

Assembly Awards :  Michael Greenslade-Lynch, Rory Dignam, Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Damian Smith, Madeleine Moran, Tatum Smolander, Michael Laverty, Tjana Jones,

Liam Donovan, Fiona Bagley, Brody Moran, Glynn Leviston, Kye Godfrey-Martin

 

Sport :

Our school athletics carnival will be held on Thursday 21st June.  As in past years we will hold the High Jump prior to the carnival on Thursday 14th June as time does not permit us to hold it on the same day.  Parents are invited to come along either day to watch their children compete.

Further information will be provided in coming weeks. 

 

2006 Annual School Report :

A copy of this report is being sent home today with the newsletter. 

 

Macksville High School – Puppet Show :

K/1, 1/2 & year 3 children attended a wonderful presentation at Macksville High School last Friday.  Our children were a very appreciative audience and were treated to glove puppet show, acts by clowns, a dance group & fractured fairy tales.  Macksville High School students are to be congratulated for their performances and we are grateful to have been invited.

 

School Photos :

Zeny from Multi-Image Studios in Nambucca Heads will be doing our school photos next Tuesday 5th June.

Order forms have been sent home.  If you did not receive an order please call at the school office.

It would be appreciated if all orders and money could be returned to the school by Friday 1st June.

 

Show-Case (Celebration of Public Education in the Nambucca Valley) :

I am very pleased to announce the date for a special evening where all the schools in the Nambucca Valley will have the opportunity to perform on a larger stage at Macksville High School.

On Friday 2nd November in the evening all students from Eungai Public School will be part of this performance.  More details will be provided as soon as possible. 

This is a great opportunity for our students!

 

Occupational Health and Safety :

Mrs Lyn Dundas & Mr Anthony Buckley have successfully completed a 4 day OH&S course.

OH&S is a huge issue that impacts on all our working environments and will be implemented in a practical and professional manner.

 

Nambucca Student Leadership 2007 :

Yesterday our Year 5 students travelled to Frank Partridge VC Public School to attend a SRC training day.  The students have come back with many new skills to assist them in running our SRC at Eungai more effectively.  A very well worthwhile day!

Thank you to the parents who provided transport.

 

 

Student Voice Forum :

The second Student Voice Forum will be held next Wednesday (6th June).  Four students from 5/6 class will attend a student forum day at the PCYC – Kempsey.  This is a PSP Leadership initiative. 

 

Coming Events :

Monday 4th June                             Mid North Coast Cross Country at Bowraville

Tuesday 5th June                            School Photos

Thursday 21st June                        School Athletics Carnival

 

Headlice :

I wish to advise you that there is an outbreak of head lice at the school again. 

PLEASE check your child’s head and treat accordingly. 

If you require further assistance please contact the school office.

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 1st June

Mary Hicks                                       Joanne Donnelly, Chelsea Fitzsimmons,

Sarah Franklin.

 

 

Thought for the week: “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment” (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

         

                                     

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

The North Coast Academy of Sport are conducting a Talented Identification and Development Program for any boy or girl who has a sporting background with an interest in trying a new sport and becoming a cyclist (no cycling experience necessary) are invited to a testing day at Macksville High School on Sunday morning 3rd June at 9am-11am for 13 to 16 year olds in 2008. The cost is $10. Anyone interested can turn up on the morning. For more information Contact Colin Makinson on 65682673 or visit www.ais.org.au/talent.


 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 23rd May 2007

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Assembly Leaders : Matthew Smith, Rhys Gavin

Assembly Awards :  Ava Laverty, Briana Franklin, Ewart Stone, Shernae Gavin,

Matthew Smith, Alana Gavin, Jake Grainger, Mariah-Jo Donovan, Kyleigh Go-Sam,

Catherine Stone, Dylan Cox, Andrew Smith, Tegan Hall, Summer Bhaskar, Sarah Smith.

Assembly Item : Tegan Hall will perform “Old Rocking Chair Blues”.

 

Sport :

Congratulations to all the students who attended the District Cross Country last Friday (18th May) at Bowraville.  All who attended participated to the best of their ability and ran good times.

Two students will advance to the Mid North Coast Cross Country at Bowraville on Monday 4th June – Fiona Bagley came first in her age and Matthew Smith who came second in his.

James Barron and Elly Wilesmith are reserves.

Good luck!!

 

Education Week :

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Public Education Day last Thursday.

It is always a great day when the children perform to an audience.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the maths activities.  Congratulations to the staff for organising a great day.

The weather was lovely for our picnic lunch.

 

School Photos

Zeny from Multi-Image Studios in Nambucca Heads will be doing our school photos on Tuesday 5th June.

Order forms were sent home last week.  If you did not receive an order please call at the school office.

It would be appreciated if all orders and money could be returned to the school by Friday 1st June.

 

Coming Events :

Wednesday 30th May                     Nambucca Student Leadership Forum for Year 5 students

Monday 4th June                             Mid North Coast Cross Country at Bowraville

Tuesday 5th June                            School Photos

 

 

Uniforms :

As the cooler weather has arrived it is noticeable that some students are not wearing their school uniform.  May I remind you that the school has a supply of school uniforms available to purchase.

T Shirts with logo                   $11.00

Sloppy Jo’s with logo            $12.00

Hats                                        $  5.00

 

Headlice :

I wish to advise you that there is an outbreak of head lice at the school again. 

PLEASE check your child’s head and treat accordingly. 

If you require further assistance please contact the school office.

 

 

 

 

Canteen Roster :

Friday 25th May

            Duty                                                   Cooking

Lisa Hall                                            Kim Cox, Tracy Davis, Allison Dignam, Karen Smith

Friday 1st June

Mary Hicks                                       Joanne Donnelly, Chelsea Fitzsimmons,

Sarah Franklin.

 

As I advised you in last week in the newsletter – we are having great difficulty in keeping the canteen operating.

As a positive way of finding a solution to this ongoing matter, David Hall (P&C President) will be contacting all families by phone over the next few weeks and we would appreciate your comments, ideas and feedback to David. 

If you do not wish the school to give David access to your phone number – please advise the office straight away.

 

 

Thought for the week: “A mighty flame followeth a tine spark”   (Dante)

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 16th May 2007

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Assembly Leaders : Daly Barron & Daneil Donovan

Assembly Awards :  Kierly Fitzsimmons, Dylan Honnery, Bronte Murphy,

Maddison Bates, Logan Smolander, Elly Wilesmith, Francis Dormer-Hughes,

Jema Fitzsimmons, Christopher Gould, Michael Laverty, Neri Murphy,

Jack Moore & Kelsie Go-Sam

 

Sport :

The District Cross Country will be held this Friday 18th May at Bowraville.  Best of luck to all the students who are attending this event.  Do your Eungai best!

 

Education Week :

Education Week is from 14th to 20th May 2007.  The theme this year is “A love of learning NSW Public Schools – leading the way”.

Next Thursday, 17th May, Public Education Day, we are inviting family and friends to join with the students for some fun hands-on maths activities.

We will begin at 11.00am with music items from each class.  Following this the students will rotate through a series of fun mathematics activities in class groups.  At the conclusion of the activities everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy a picnic lunch (provide your own) with their children.

We look forward to seeing as many community members as possible.

 

School Photos

Zeny from Multi-Image Studios in Nambucca Heads will be doing our school photos on Tuesday 5th June.

Please find attached to this newsletter an order form.  A sample of the photos and sizes is available for you to view at the school office.

It would be appreciated if all orders and money could be returned to the school by Friday 1st June.

 

Coming Events :

Mon 14th May to Fri 18th May        Education Week

Thursday 17th May                         Public Education Day activities

Friday 18th May                                District Cross Country at Bowraville

Tuesday 22nd  May                         Maths Competition

Monday 4th June                             Mid North Coast Cross Country at Bowraville

Tuesday 5th June                            School Photos

 

Uniforms :

As the cooler weather approaches it is noticeable that some students are wearing out of uniform clothing.  May I remind you that the school has a supply of uniforms available to purchase.

T Shirts with logo                   $11.00

Sloppy Jo’s with logo            $12.00

Hats                                        $  5.00

We do not stock track pants as you can often pick them up cheaper at Big W etc.

 

 

P&C News :

Mothers’ Day Stall :

Thank you to everyone who supported this stall, either by donating items, working on the stall or allowing your children to purchase items.  Over $225 was raised. 

 

Canteen Roster:

Friday 18th May

Duty                                                   Cooking

Lisa Hall                                            Catriona Barron, Kim Bates, Catherine Watson,                                                                   Caroline Stone.      

 

The school community would like to thank Mrs Lisa Hall, who has kindly stepped in to run the canteen this Friday.  This is not the first time that Lisa has had to fill in at late notice.  As parents are aware there is no canteen on a Monday due to lack of volunteers and it looks like Fridays are in jeopardy as well. 

As a positive way of finding a solution to this ongoing matter, David Hall (P&C President) will be contacting all families by phone over the next few weeks and we would appreciate your comments, ideas and feedback to David. 

 

The Slinky’s (apple peelers) have arrived. They will be ready to be picked up from the office on Friday.  There are 3 left if anyone wishes to purchase one, please send in $39.00 by Friday.  All cheques to be made payable to Eungai Public School P&C Association.

 

 

Thought for the week: “There must be more to life than having everything!”

(Maurice Sendak)

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Scotts Head Junior Sports Club – Presentation & Sign up day.

Saturday – 19th May at 2pm

Buz Brazel Oval – Scotts Head.

Presentation – BBQ – Fun Activities

All present and intending members and their parents are welcome.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 9th May 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mums.  You all do a wonderful job!

 

Please find attached to this newsletter a calendar for Term 2 to allow you to plan for the term.

 

Assembly Leaders : Brody Moran & Alana Gavin

Assembly Awards :  Tavis Hall, Connor Seaman, Daneil Donovan, Chloe Styles, Emily Davis, Bailey Freebody, Angel Honnery, Amy Ralston, Georgina Smith, Tayla Donovan, Rebecca Smith, Aidan Dignam, Todd Whalen, Fiona Bagley

 

Assembly Item :  Ethan Moran will recite a piece of poetry.

 

Sport :

The District Cross Country will be held on Friday 18th May at Bowraville.  Students who qualified and wish to compete at the district carnival, took home an information and permission note today. 

Please sign the permission note and return by Friday 11th May.  Thank you

 

Education Week :

Education Week is from 14th to 20th May 2007.  The theme this year is “A love of learning NSW Public Schools – leading the way”.

Next Thursday, 17th May, Public Education Day, we are inviting family and friends to join with the students for some fun hands-on maths activities.

We will begin at 11.00am with music items from each class.  Following this the students will rotate through a series of fun mathematics activities in class groups.  At the conclusion of the activities everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy a picnic lunch (provide your own) with their children.

 

Footwear :

Students are currently doing athletics training for the school athletics carnival which will be held later this term.  Please ensure that your child/ren wear appropriate footwear and that they wear socks with their joggers or shoes. 

The staff have noticed that a number of children are wearing shoes that do not have any tread and are unsuitable to the undulating surfaces that we have at our school.  When purchasing footwear, please consider the environment our children play in.

 

SRC Grant :

The Student Representative Council were very excited to receive a grant of $502.70 through the School Health project from North Coast Area Health Service.  The students applied for funds to upgrade the basketball, tennis facilities and to repaint playground markings for hopscotch, counting games and target throwing. 

Thank you to the P&C who have supplemented this initiative with a $100 donation.

Well done to all the students for their efforts in writing this successful submission.


Coming Events :

Thursday 10th May                         Old Macdonald’s Farm visit

Friday 11th May                                Mother’s Day stall – 1.30pm

Mon 14th May to Fri 18th May        Education Week

Thursday 17th May                         Public Education Day activities

Friday 18th May                                District Cross Country at Bowraville

Wednesday 23rd May                     Maths Competition

 

 

P&C News :

 

Mothers’ Day Stall :

We are still anticipating more items being sent in for the stall therefore the Mother’s Day stall will go ahead on Friday 11th May after lunch.  All students will be able to purchase something for their Mum from the stall. Prices will range in prices from 50c and probably up to $3 or $4 depending what items are donated to sell. 

All students will have equal opportunity to make one purchase - additional purchases are only made if there are surplus gifts available.

Please ensure your child has their money in a wallet/purse or in an envelope for safe keeping.

 

Canteen Roster:

Friday 11th May

Duty                                                   Cooking

Kim Jones                                        Cathy Ralston, Erin Laverty, Kelly Honnery

 

bulletPlease find attached to this newsletter a revised roster for the canteen for this term.  Please check when you are rostered on for working in the canteen or for providing morning tea.  Thank you.

 

 

 

Thought for the week: “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses”

(Chinese proverb)

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Nambucca District Band :

The Nambucca District Band plans to again compete in the NSW Brass Band Championships, to be held in August in Sydney.  Competing in D Grade, the Band will play three pieces of music.

The Band is always looking for new additions to its ranks and invites students who play brass instruments, or are interested in learning, to consider becoming a member.  Instruments are trumpet, cornet, trombone, tenor horn etc.  Drummers are also invited to join.  Students do not have to own their own instrument as the band will loan one to them, as well as uniform shirt and hat for the very low membership fee of $10 per year.

If you are interested please contact Ian 65 683921 or Wayne 65 691000 for more information.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 2nd May 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Welcome back to Term 2 which is looking like a very busy term!

 

Assembly Leaders : Bronte Murphy & Brody Moran

Assembly Awards : Peter Stone, Ryan Leviston, Mitchell Leviston, Ruby Moore, Cameron Gaymer, Cohen Tasker, Liam Donovan, Ethan Moran, Leah Leviston, Elizabeth Burroughs, Daly Barron, Tiara Mea, Ellie Laverty, Lily Moore, Chelsea Dignam,

Sophie Kallmier.

 

The senior music group will perform “Twelve bar blues in A minor”.

 

Sport :

SCHUBERT 7’s

Yesterday 15 students represented our school at the Schubert 7’s at Coronation Park in Nambucca. Non competitive games were played against Macksville, Bowraville, Nambucca and Frank Partridge VC schools and a lot of fun was had by all. The Senior team developed their defensive positioning and confidence by 10 fold after the first match and went on to have a quite successful and enjoyable day with a few of the boys scoring some great tries. The junior team was on a very steep learning curve and dramatically increased their skills as the day progressed. They executed some outstanding tackles and had some great runs. All in all it was a successful day of team work, developing skills and participating. Thank you to the parents who attended, it was great to see so many proud faces encouraging and supporting the children.

 

The District Cross Country will be held on Friday 18th May at Bowraville.  Students who qualified and wish to compete will take home a permission note next week.

 

Easter Activities - Thursday 5th April:

Thank you to the parents who attended the Easter activities held last term.  Thank you also to everyone who bought and sold raffle tickets in the Easter Raffle. 

1st Prize went to Bailey Freebody

2nd Prize went to Georgia McKay (Eungai Rail shop)

3rd Prize went to April Simmons

Congratulations to all the winners.

 

ANZAC Day Ceremony :

A big thank you to all the families who allowed their children to march with Eungai Public School at the Anzac day ceremony at Stuarts Point.  I was overwhelmed with the number of children who marched compared to previous years and I hope to see even more next year.

 

Appointments  :

As you are aware the staff of Eungai Public School, welcome everyone to our school and value their input.  However, we are teachers first and it is important to give the children 100% of our time during school hours.  It would be appreciated if parents/community members contact the office to make an appointment.  If there is an urgent matter it will be dealt with immediately.

 

Footwear :

Students are currently doing athletics training for the school athletics carnival which will be held later this term.  Please ensure that your child/ren are in appropriate footwear and that they wear socks with their joggers or shoes.  Thank you.

 

New toilet block :

At this stage the new toilet block is not operational as work has not been completed. 

 

SRC Competition :

The Student Representative Council (SRC) have organised a colouring in and art competition based on farm animals in connection with the visit next week by Old Macdonald’s Farm

Students can complete their entries at school or at home, however all entries must be at school by next Tuesday 8/5/07 ready to be judged.  The cost is 20c for each entry.  Students may enter both the colouring in and drawing sections if they wish.  There will be 3 prize sections.

Colouring in K-2

Colouring in 3-6

Art                 K-6

We would love to see everyone enter.  Remember it is 20c per entry and due next Tuesday 8/5/07


Coming Events :

Thursday 10th May                         Old Macdonald’s Farm visit

Mon 14th May to Fri 18th May        Education Week

Thursday 17th May                         Education Week Activities at school (to be advised)

Friday 18th May                                District Cross Country at Bowraville

Wednesday 23rd May                     Maths Competition

P&C News :

 

Canteen News :

Just a reminder that the canteen will still remain closed on a Monday.  Friday is the only canteen day until further notice.

The monthly P&C meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th May at 7.00pm at school.

A canteen committee meeting will be held at 6.30pm prior to this meeting.

 

Mothers’ Day Stall :

Once again Mothers’ Day is here.  It is a bit of a tradition at Eungai Public School to have a stall to let the children buy a small gift to give to their mum on this special day. Gifts usually range in price from 50cents up to $5.00 (depending on what is donated).

We are asking all families to donate items that can be sold at the stall or to donate wrapping paper or ribbon for wrapping the gifts. 

Donations will need to be sent to school by Thursday 10th May.  If we don’t get enough items donated the P&C will not run the stall which would be a great shame for the children.

We will also need some helpers to price, sell and wrap the gifts, if you are able to help on Friday 11th May, usually after lunch, please advise the school office if you can help in any way.

 

Canteen Roster:

Friday 4th May

Duty                                                   Cooking

Debbie Brendel                                 Georgina Supple, Raylene Styles, Mary Stone,

                                                            Jane Bagley.

An amended canteen roster will be sent out in next week’s newsletter.

 

Thought for the week: “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

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 parents to implement at home with their children.  For more information and a free Bedwetting Fact Sheet please visit the website : www.bedwettingcured.com.au or phone 1300135796.

 

Eungai Markets :

on Sunday 6th May from 7am to 12noon.

real coffee, healthy food,

locally made stuff

plants, music, great junk

have a stall and a yarn at Unkya Oval.

Hope to see you all there !!

 

Nambucca District Band :

The Nambucca District Band plans to again compete in the NSW Brass Band Championships, to be held in August in Sydney.  Competing in D Grade, the Band will play three pieces of music.

The Band is always looking for new additions to its ranks and invites students who play brass instruments, or are interested in learning, to consider becoming a member.  Instruments are trumpet, cornet, trombone, tenor horn etc.  Drummers are also invited to join.  Students do not have to own their own instrument as the band will loan one to them, as well as uniform shirt and hat for the very low membership fee of $10 per year.

If you are interested please contact Ian 65 683921 or Wayne 65 691000 for more information.

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 4th  April 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Congratulations to all our beautiful new Kindergarten students for completing the first term of your academic journey at Eungai Public School. The staff has had a very enjoyable and productive start to the year and appreciate the support given by all the families. We have a delightful group of children from Kindergarten all the way up to year 6.  Take the time out in the holidays to spend as much time with your children as possible. Enjoy the Easter break!

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our school cross country was held last Friday.  All our wonderful students participated to the best of their ability and were cheered on by a good gathering of parents. A great day was had by all.

 

 

Easter Activities - Thursday 5th April:

Each year the students participate in fun Easter activities to conclude Term 1.  The activities will begin at 1.30 with a group craft activity.  At 2.10 (approx) there will be an Easter egg hunt followed at 2.30 by the Annual Egg Throwing Competition.

 

The Egg Throwing competition is an SRC fundraiser.  This year the cost will be 50c per egg.  Pairs can be a variety of combinations e.g. adult/adult; adult/child; child/child and varying age groups.  Certificates are awarded to the Champion Egg Throwers.  Parents are welcome to join with the students for the activities during the afternoon.

 

The Student Representative Council (SRC) have organised a guessing competition to raise money for school activities.  Each guess is 50c or 3 for $1.00 and students can start guessing from next Monday.  The winning guess will be announced on Thursday 5th April at our school.

 

ANZAC Day Ceremony

Our school will be holding an ANZAC  Day ceremony on Tuesday the 24th April at school. On Wednesday the 25th April (ANZAC Day) our students will participate in the ANZAC Day march at Stuarts Point. Carol will fax something from Stuarts Point

Dental Clinic Visit :

The Dental Clinic will visit our school on Wednesday 2nd May.  This year they will be assessing students in Kindergarten, Year 2 & Year 6.  Permission notes were sent home today, please sign and return to school by the end of next week.  If you do not return the form we will assume that you do not want your child assessed.

For the information of our new parents :

This assessment is provided free by the Child Oral Health team.  A Dental Therapist carries out an assessment of your child’s teeth and advises you of the results.  Teeth details are not recorded and no treatment is given at the time of the assessment

 

Head Lice / Nits :

We have been advised of a few cases of head lice.  Please check your child/ren’s head and take the appropriate action if needed.

 

 

 

The Nambucca River (Macksville) Show :

The show will be held in Macksville on 27th & 28th April.  The show committee wish to attract more exhibitors by inviting students to enter the many pavilion and animal sections, displaying the skills required at school, home or within a club or group.

For further information please contact John Harris on 65 680206 (W) or 65686285 (H).

 

 

Coming Events :

Thursday 5th April                           Easter Activities – last day of term 1.

Thursday 5th April                           Last day of term 1

Tuesday 24th April                          1st day of term 2.

 

P&C News :

Easter Raffle - Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  All tickets and money need to be returned to the school on Wednesday 4th April so that the winners can be drawn at the Easter Activities on Thursday 5th April.  If you would like extra tickets, please go to the office.  If you won’t be able to sell all your tickets please return them to the office as soon as possible so that others may sell them if they wish.

 

 

 

Because our P&C is a member of the NSW P&C Federation we are required to charge a fee to families wishing to be members of the P&C.  Anyone can attend a P&C meeting, member or not, and join in the discussion, but only members are able to vote at the meetings (these aren’t our rules, they’re the rules of the NSW P&C Federation).  This year membership is $2.00 per family.  If you would like to join, please put your money in an envelope with “P&C Membership” written on it and your family’s name and send it in to school.

 

Canteen News :

As a trial in Term 2 the canteen will be closed on Mondays.  This is unfortunate for the children as well as the school, but the canteen can no longer operate with 8 volunteer parents & grandparents. 

We have 51 families in our school at present, with only 8 families represented on canteen.  For the canteen to remain open on Monday’s we need another 5-6 volunteers to help out.  We have 19 canteen days in term 2, this will be cut to 10 if we do not receive more help.  Please Penny Moran on 65 682674 if you can help in any way.  We appreciate the fact that we have a number of working or studying parents and parents with younger children however, a suggestion is that maybe parents could split the day – one person work from 8.30am to 11.00am and the next person from 11.00am to 1.30pm. 

  

Canteen Roster:

           

 

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

 

 

 

The McDonalds Hunter Jaegers National Netball Team are coming to Macksville!!

A School Holiday Netball Coaching Clinic will be held at the Willis Street courts from 9am-1pm on Friday 13th April 2007.  Cost is $20 per participant.  The Jaegers team (which includes players from the Australian team) will be sharing tips and techniques.  Entry forms are available at the netball courts on Saturday or on the Netball NSW site (www.netballnsw.com  -  follow the links to Jaegers and development clinics),   Entries and payment must be sent to the Jaegers by 30th March.

 

 

Nambucca Valley Vacation Care :

This service will be operating during the coming school holidays, from Tuesday 10th April till Friday 20th April at both Nambucca Heads Primary School and Macksville Adventist School.  Opening hours are 8.15am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).  Fees start from $6.35 per child per day (with Child Care Benefits).

For bookings and more information please phone Gail at Nambucca/Bellingen Family Support on 65681474.

 

 

Nambucca Valley Family Day Care :

Heidi is a newly registered carer who is offering quality, regulated childcare.  5 days per week in Warrell Creek. Bookings being taken now.  Government subsidy available – respite care available.

Please contact 65694222 for further enquiries.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 28th  March 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

No Assembly this week due to Cross Country.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our school cross country will be held in the school grounds on Friday 30th March 2007 starting at 9.15am.  All students participate on the day and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on everyone for their fantastic efforts at running.

5/6/7 year olds run 1 kilometre

8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres

11/12/13 year old run 3 kilometres.

 

The order the students will be running is :-

First                – 11/12/13 years old

Second           – 5/6/7 years old

Third               – 8/9/10 years old

If it is showery rain in the morning we will still attempt to run the races later in the day at 1.30pm.

All students will be given a fruit juice ice cup after their race.  If you do not want your child to have an ice cup please contact the school tomorrow.

 

Easter Activities - Thursday 5th April:

Each year the students participate in fun Easter activities to conclude Term 1.  This year the fun and games will begin at 1.30 with a group craft activity.  At 2.10 (approx) there will be an Easter egg hunt followed at 2.30 by the Annual Egg Throwing Competition.

 

The Egg Throwing competition is an SRC fundraiser.  This year the cost will be 50c per egg.  Pairs can be a variety of combinations e.g. adult/adult; adult/child; child/child and varying age groups.  Certificates are awarded to the Champion Egg Throwers.  Parents are welcome to join with the students for the activities during the afternoon.

 

The Student Representative Council (SRC) are organising a guessing competition to raise money for school activities.  Each guess is 50c or 3 for $1.00 and students can start guessing from next Monday.  The winning guess will be announced on Thursday 5th April at our school.

 

3/4 Classroom Teacher :

The Staffing section of the Department of Education & Training have advised me that the teaching position, on the 3/4 class will be filled early term 2 by a permanent teacher. The teacher will be employed under the guidelines of the permanent employee program using the merit selection process.

A panel comprising of Mr Buckley (Convenor), Mrs Brownhill (teacher/fed representative) and Mr David Hall (parent representative) has been formed.

 

Dental Clinic Visit :

The Dental Clinic will visit our school on Wednesday 2nd May.  This year they will be assessing students in Kindergarten, Year 2 & Year 6.  Permission notes were sent home today, please sign and return to school by the end of next week.  If you do not return the form we will assume that you do not want your child assessed.

For the information of our new parents :

This assessment is provided free by the Child Oral Health team.  A Dental Therapist carries out an assessment of your child’s teeth and advises you of the results.  Teeth details are not recorded and no treatment is given at the time of the assessment

 

Earth Hour :

During this week the students have been discussing ways to make a difference to greenhouse gas emissions as a follow up to the Environmental Day that 4 students attended last week.

At school we will be :

bulletturning off lights, fans & air conditioners when no-one is in the classroom especially at recess & lunch time,
bulletmaking sure heating and cooling runs efficiently by checking vents, filters and thermostats,
bulletturning off taps & bubblers when we have finished using them.

We hope you have time to discuss this important issue with your child at home.

 

Head Lice / Nits :

We have been advised of a few cases of head lice.  Please check your child/ren’s head and take the appropriate action if needed. 

 

Young Leaders Conference :

The trip to Brisbane was very good.  All students displayed great behaviour and were very good ambassadors for their school, the Nambucca Valley and most importantly of all, for themselves.

The conference had 3 excellent speakers – Katrina Webb (paralympian), Rex Pemberton (youngest Aussie to climb Mt Everest) and Jason Stevens (rugby league).  All had similar messages about leaders being committed, passionate and caring for those around them.

Thanks for the support from Carmel Muddle, Alan Bartlett and Sandy Fenning and Trevor Mulligan for supervising the students.

 

Bus Safety Colouring In Competition :

Congratulations to Telysha Lewis who received a book prize in the bus safety competition sponsored by NRMA.

 

The Nambucca River (Macksville) Show :

The show will be held in Macksville on 27th & 28th April.  The show committee wish to attract more exhibitors by inviting students to enter the many pavilion and animal sections, displaying the skills required at school, home or within a club or group.

For further information please contact John Harris on 65 680206 (W) or 65686285 (H).

 

Thank you :

Thank you to Summer’s mum – Lesley, who volunteered to clean the fish tank in the office foyer.  What a great job.  Many thanks Lesley.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 30th March                            School Cross Country

Thursday 5th April                           Easter Activities – last day of term 1.

Thursday 5th April                           Last day of term 1

Tuesday 24th April                          1st day of term 2.

 

P&C News :

Easter Raffle - Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  All tickets and money need to be returned to the school on Wednesday 4th April so that the winners can be drawn at the Easter Activities on Thursday 5th April.  If you would like extra tickets, please go to the office.  If you won’t be able to sell all your tickets please return them to the office as soon as possible so that others may sell them if they wish.

 

 

 

Because our P&C is a member of the NSW P&C Federation we are required to charge a fee to families wishing to be members of the P&C.  Anyone can attend a P&C meeting, member or not, and join in the discussion, but only members are able to vote at the meetings (these aren’t our rules, they’re the rules of the NSW P&C Federation).  This year membership is $2.00 per family.  If you would like to join, please put your money in an envelope with “P&C Membership” written on it and your family’s name and send it in to school.

 

Canteen News :

As a trial in Term 2 the canteen will be closed on Mondays.  This is unfortunate for the children as well as the school, but the canteen can no longer operate with 8 volunteer parents & grandparents. 

We have 51 families in our school at present, with only 8 families represented on canteen.  For the canteen to remain open on Monday’s we need another 5-6 volunteers to help out.  We have 19 canteen days in term 2, this will be cut to 10 if we do not receive more help.  Please Penny Moran on 65 682674 if you can help in any way.  We appreciate the fact that we have a number of working or studying parents and parents with younger children however, a suggestion is that maybe parents could split the day – one person work from 8.30am to 11.00am and the next person from 11.00am to 1.30pm. 

  

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 30/3/07

Lisa Hall                                Alison Dignam, Tracey Davis, Stacey Morrison

 

Monday 2/4/07

Mark Shepherd                   Joanne Donnelly, Karen Smith, Penny Moran

 

Thought for the week : “We must become the change we seek in the world”  (Gandhi).

 

                                               

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

 

Community News :

 

Eungai Markets :

Sunday 1st April 7am to 12noon

Ø      Live music  * yummy food * plants & punnets * locally made stuff * great junk.

Ø      Come and play   -  new stalls are welcome.

 

Bowraville Junior Rugby League will be holding its first formal training run (weather permitting) at Macksville Park this Friday 30th March 2007 commencing at 4.00pm.  Registrations will also be conducted.

 

The McDonalds Hunter Jaegers National Netball Team are coming to Macksville!!

A School Holiday Netball Coaching Clinic will be held at the Willis Street courts from 9am-1pm on Friday 13th April 2007.  Cost is $20 per participant.  The Jaegers team (which includes players from the Australian team) will be sharing tips and techniques.  Entry forms are available at the netball courts on Saturday or on the Netball NSW site (www.netballnsw.com  -  follow the links to Jaegers and development clinics),   Entries and payment must be sent to the Jaegers by 30th March.

 

Eungai/Stuarts Point Cricket Club :

Junior Presentation (U 10’s, U12’s and U14’s) will be held on Sunday April 1st at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point, commencing at 12noon for a BBQ followed by the Presentation at approximately 1.00pm.

Hope to see all junior players and their families on the day.

 

Nambucca/Bellingen Junior Cricket Association – Presentation Day :

Due to the inclement weather there will be no presentation day this year.  All trophies will be given to individual clubs to hand out at their presentation day.

 

Nambucca Valley Vacation Care :

This service will be operating during the coming school holidays, from Tuesday 10th April till Friday 20th April at both Nambucca Heads Primary School and Macksville Adventist School.  Opening hours are 8.15am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).  Fees start from $6.35 per child per day (with Child Care Benefits).

For bookings and more information please phone Gail at Nambucca/Bellingen Family Support on 65681474.

 

Macksville Indoor Soccer :

Registration to be held on Thursday 29th March – 4.300m – 6pm at Macksville High School Stadium.

Cost  -  Registration $10.00

              Game   $2 Jnr or $3 A,B,C grades

For further information please contact Rebecca on 0410020678 or Ruth on 65683921.

 

Nambucca Valley Family Day Care :

Heidi is a newly registered carer who is offering quality, regulated childcare.  5 days per week in Warrell Creek. Bookings being taken now.  Government subsidy available – respite care available.

Please contact 65694222 for further enquiries.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 21st  March 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Daly Barron & Daneil Donovan

Assembly Awards  :  Matthew Smith, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Sophie Kallmier, Sass Shepherd, Angel Honnery, Lily Moore, Bodhi Hallas, Kianu Mea, Mitchell Leviston,

Tegan Hall, Cohen Tasker, Tilly Shepherd, James Barron.

 

Sport :

Cross Country :

Our school cross country will be held in the school grounds on Friday 30th March 2007 starting at 9.15am.  All students participate on the day and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on everyone for their fantastic efforts at running.

5/6/7 year olds run 1 kilometre

8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres

11/12/13 year old run 3 kilometres.

 

Rugby League :

On Monday 19th March, Steve Carter (ex Penrith Rugby League player) visited our school in the position of Country Rugby League Development Officer.

Steve worked with the students in 3/4/5 & 6, teaching them many skills and encouraging them to participate in rugby league activities.  All the children had a great time and we thank Steve for visiting our school and sharing his experiences.

 

Easter Activities - Thursday 5th April:

Each year the students participate in fun Easter activities to conclude Term 1.  This year the fun and games will begin at 1.30 with a group craft activity.  At 2.10 (approx) there will be an Easter egg hunt followed at 2.30 by the Annual Egg Throwing Competition.

 

The Egg Throwing competition is an SRC fundraiser.  This year the cost will be 50c per egg.  Pairs can be a variety of combinations e.g. adult/adult; adult/child; child/child and varying age groups.  Certificates are awarded to the Champion Egg Throwers.  Parents are welcome to join with the students for the activities during the afternoon.

 

The Student Representative Council (SRC) are organising a guessing competition to raise money for school activities.  Each guess is 50c or 3 for $1.00 and students can start guessing from next Monday.  The winning guess will be announced on Thursday 5th April at our school.

 

Safety Issues :

At last Tuesday evening’s P&C meeting a few safety issues were bought forward by concerned parents.  Our parents are concerned that cars are parking just outside the bus zone illegally (facing the wrong direction).  It would be appreciated if all parents obeyed the correct road rules.  Be aware that police do regular trips out this way.

The next issue raised was that parents who are picking children up from school are parking on Little Tanban Road and remaining in their cars and expecting their children to walk across to them.  Please take the time to get out of your car, take your child by the hand and ensure that they are safely restrained before departing.

 

Late Arrivals / Early Departures :

If your child is late arriving at school or is required to leave school earlier than 3pm, you are expected to sign them in or out at the school office.  This is a legal requirement of the Department of Education and Training.  Thank you.

 

 

Water Bottles :

Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them at school every day to ensure they are drinking an adequate amount.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 30th March                            School Cross Country

Thursday 5th April                           Easter Activities – last day of term 1.

Thursday 5th April                           Last day of term 1

Tuesday 24th April                          1st day of term 2.

 

P&C News :

Easter Raffle - Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  All tickets and money need to be returned to the school on Wednesday 4th April so that the winners can be drawn at the Easter Activities on Thursday 5th April.  If you would like extra tickets, please go to the office.  If you won’t be able to sell all your tickets please return them to the office as soon as possible so that others may sell them if they wish.

 

Because our P&C is a member of the NSW P&C Federation we are required to charge a fee to families wishing to be members of the P&C.  Anyone can attend a P&C meeting, member or not, and join in the discussion, but only members are able to vote at the meetings (these aren’t our rules, they’re the rules of the NSW P&C Federation).  This year membership is $2.00 per family.  If you would like to join, please put your money in an envelope with “P&C Membership” written on it and your family’s name and send in to school.

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 23/3/07

Robyn Grandemange                   Heather Leviston, Catriona Barron, Karen Smith

Monday 26/3/07

Kim Jones                                        Penny, Mary Stone, Manda Godfrey

 

Thought for the week : “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”  (John Woden).

                                                         

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Nambucca/Bellingen Junior Cricket Association Presentation Day :

Sunday 25th March at Thistle Park, Macksville (turf) at 12.15pm or straight after the under 14’s final match.  All junior cricketers welcome, sausage sandwich and drink provided.

 

Netball News  -  The 2007 netball season starts on Saturday (24th March) with a round robin.  There is still time to register and be placed in a team – just be at the courts before 9am on Saturday or ring Di Glennon on 6564 7095 or Robyn Madeley on 6569 9359.  BBQ breakfast and full canteen facilities will operate.

 

The McDonalds Hunter Jaegers National Netball Team are coming to Macksville!!

A School Holiday Netball Coaching Clinic will be held at the Willis Street courts from 9am-1pm on Friday 13th April 2007.  Cost is $20 per participant.  The Jaegers team (which includes players from the Australian team) will be sharing tips and techniques.  Entry forms are available at the netball courts on Saturday or on the Netball NSW site (www.netballnsw.com  -  follow the links to Jaegers and development clinics),   Entries and payment must be sent to the Jaegers by 30th March.

 

Eungai/Stuarts Point Cricket Club :

Junior Presentation (U 10’s, U12’s and U14’s) will be held on Sunday April 1st at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point, commencing at 12noon for a BBQ followed by the Presentation at approximately 1.00pm.

Hope to see all junior players and their families on the day.

The next General Cricket Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21st March at 7.00pm at the Stuarts Point Workers Club.

 

Macksville Soccer Club Training Commences

Ages 5/6/7/8/9 will commence training on Wednesday 21st March from 4pm - 5pm.

Please remember to bring along your shinpads.  The canteen will be open and socks and shinpads will be for sale.  Plain shinpads $8 sock/anklet style $10, plain socks $8, Macksville socks $10.  See you there!

All enquiries to the Secretary on 65 693105

 

Macksville Indoor Soccer Registrations will be held on Thursday 22nd & 29th March from 4.30-6pm at Macksville High School Stadium.  Registration is $10 per player, games are $2 each for Juniors and $3 for A,B,C Grades. (Registration in teams is encouraged) 5-6 players per team.  Enquiries to Rebecca on 0410 020 678 or Ruth on 6568 3921.

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 14th March 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Matthew Smith & Alana Gavin

Assembly Awards  :  Rory Dignam, Peter Stone, Ruby Moore, Julyan Schuh-Kast, Shernae Gavin, Rhys Gavin, Daneil Donovan, Jake Grainger, Madeleine Moran,

Ellie Laverty, Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Jack Moore, Summer Bhaskar, Tilly Shepherd, Andrew Smith.

 

Kayak & Cycle 4 Kemo Kids  (KC4KK) :

What a fantastic day we had on Monday, welcoming the cycle team for this worthy cause.

After a visit to Bellimbopinni School the cyclists arrived at 11.00am and stayed until about 1.30pm to make their way to Nambucca Heads.  Here is their report off their website –

“A fast 25kms down the highway saw us turn off toward Eungai, and after a slight altercation with a very old and under repaired bridge, we turned a corner to be greeted by the cheering students from Eungai Public School.  Well done kids… it was the best welcome of the trip so far!!

We had a quick coffee with the staff and then it was time to accept their kind donation, question time and a chat with the kids.  They asked us everything from the working of a cycling computer to the type of pets we had! It was hard to get going again after a sumptuous lunch of cold meats, potato salad, coleslaw etc etc!  We showed the kids through the ambulance where Nadia played patient with multiple injuries, we checked out the chooks and played a little handball then rode off amid the cheers from the kids.”

 

Thanks must go to the P&C for donating the lunch and to Penny Moran for catering for the cyclists. The sausage sizzle for students, parents and staff was very successful, many thanks to David Hall, Mark Shepherd, Darren Cox, Georgina Supple, Kim Wilesmith & Mary Hicks for cooking and preparing the sandwiches.

As a result of our mufti day fundraising & the sausage sizzle our SRC (Student Representative Council) will be handing over a cheque for $454.00 – thank you to the students and parents for their wonderful efforts for this worthwhile cause (children’s cancer research & support).

 

Please check their website http://www.k4kk.com.au and watch their progress.

 

Easter Activities :

The Student Representative Council (SRC) are organising a guessing competition to raise money for school activities.  Each guess is 50c or 3 for $1.00 and students can start guessing from next Monday.  The winning guess will be announced on Thursday 5th April at our school Easter Activities (further details of which will be in next week’s newsletter).

 

Cross Country :

Our school cross country will be held in the school grounds on Friday 30th March 2007 starting at 9.15am.  All students participate on the day and parents are welcome to join us and cheer on everyone for their fantastic efforts at running.

5/6/7 year olds run 1 kilometre

8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres

11/12/13 year old run 3 kilometres.

 

Water Bottles :

Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them at school every day to ensure they are drinking an adequate amount.

 

 

 

Head Lice & School Sores (Impetigo) :

We have a number of reported cases of both of these school nasties.  Please if your child has head lice, treat appropriately and continue to treat until lice are eradicated.

If you child shows symptoms of school sores (sores that will not heal and are crusty) please consult a doctor as antibiotics are usually required. Sores should be covered.

 

Coming Events :

Wednesday 21st March                 Youth Networks Tackling Climate Change Forum

Friday 30th March                            School Cross Country

Thursday 5th April                           Easter Activities – last day of term 1

 

P&C News :

Attached to this newsletter are raffle tickets in the P&C’s Easter raffle.  Prizes are a variety of Easter Eggs and are listed on the front of the tickets.  Tickets are $1.00 each.  All tickets and money need to be returned to the school on Wednesday 4th April so that the winners can be drawn at the Easter Activities on Thursday 5th April.  If you would like extra tickets, please go to the office.  If you won’t be able to sell all your tickets please return them to the office as soon as possible so that others may sell them if they wish.

 

Because our P&C is a member of the NSW P&C Federation we are required to charge a fee to families wishing to be members of the P&C.  Anyone can attend a P&C meeting, member or not, and join in the discussion, but only members are able to vote at the meetings (these aren’t our rules, they’re the rules of the NSW P&C Federation).  This year membership is $2.00 per family.  If you would like to join, please put your money in an envelope with “P&C Membership” written on it and your family’s name and send in to school.

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 16/3/07

Debbie Brendel                     Narelle Styles, Kelly Honnery, Cathy Ralston        

Monday 19/3/07

Kim Wilesmith                       Joanne Donnelly, Tina Moore, Jane Bagley, Judy Kallmier.

 

Thought for the week : “Do not be afraid to take a big step if one is required.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.”  (Chinese saying).

                                                         

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Eungai/Stuarts Point Cricket Club :

Junior Presentation (U 10’s, U12’s and U14’s) will be held on Sunday April 1st at the Joey Donovan Sports Complex, Stuarts Point, commencing at 12noon for a BBQ followed by the Presentation at approximately 1.00pm.

Hope to see all junior players and their families on the day.

The next General Cricket Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21st March at 7.00pm at the Stuarts Point Workers Club.

 

Macksville Soccer Club Training Commences

Ages 5/6/7/8/9 will commence training on Wednesday 21st March from 4pm - 5pm.

Please remember to bring along your shinpads.  The canteen will be open and socks and shinpads will be for sale.  Plain shinpads $8 sock/anklet style $10, plain socks $8, Macksville socks $10.  See you there!

All enquiries to the Secretary on 65 693105

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 7th March 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Brody Moran & Rhys Gavin

Assembly Awards  :  Rhys Gavin, Kierly Fitzsimmons, Brody Moran, Glynn Leviston, Damion Smith, Logan Smolander, Maddison Bates, Chelsea Dignam, Chloe Styles,

Amy Ralston, Paris Hicks, Ryan Leviston, Aidan Dignam, Kalob Smolander, Todd Whalen.

 

Medallions, certificates and ribbons will be presented for results at the Combined Swimming Carnival.

 

Sport :

Matthew Smith will compete tomorrow at the Regional Swimming Carnival at Lismore on Thursday 8th March. 

Good luck Matthew.

 

Kayak & Cycle 4 Kemo Kids  KC4KK:

A volunteer team of 6 sea kayakers, 6 cyclists and 8 land crew personnel have set out from Sydney for Brisbane to raise funds for children with cancer. 

Eungai Public School has been given to opportunity to have the cycle team and support crew visit our school on their 2000km trek. 

The KC4KK team will visit our school on Monday 12th March at lunch time.

The team offers a very educational interactive experience for students, with land crew escort vehicles including a fully equipped and marked ambulance offering positive curriculum related learning outcomes.

The P&C will provide lunch for the team. 

We would like to take the opportunity to raise funds to donate to this worthy cause by

holding a sausage sizzle for the students.

The sausage sizzle will be on Monday (12th March) as part of the visit.

There will be no canteen for Monday lunch – just the sausage sizzle (recess as normal).

The cost of a sausage sandwich and popper or chocolate / strawberry milk is $3.50 (sausage sandwich only $2.50).

To assist us with catering, please return the completed order form (at end of this newsletter) and payment to school by Friday 9th March.   We invite parents to come along and join us and if you require a sausage sandwich please include on your order.

 

In addition to this the SRC (Student Representative Council) are holding a Mufti Day on Friday 9th March.

Children can come to school out of uniform for a $2 donation (all money raised will be donated to the KC4KK fundraising).  All shoes and clothing must be sensible – no singlet tops or stomachs showing.

We hope everyone will join in this fun activity which will raise money for very special children.

 

Youth Networks Tackling Climate Change Forum – Wednesday 21/3/07 :

4 students from stage 3 in our school have been invited to attend this forum at Scotts Head Public School where they will be given information on how to conduct audits of water, biodiversity, waste, energy and resources.

Mrs Johns will attend as the teacher representing our school.  All schools in the Nambucca valley will be represented.

 

MP3 Player / Gameboy :

Just a reminder to all families that electronic games etc, are not to be used during school times, lunch and recess inclusive.  If you bring an MP3 player to listen to on the bus, it is the child/family’s responsibility to ensure it is placed in a safe spot during the day (school office / school bag.

 

Clean Up Australia :

Thank you to our children for participating in Clean Up Australia last Friday.   As anticipated it was very pleasing to find only small amounts of rubbish. 

We are aiming to keep our garbage collection to the minimum amount, so maybe you can also assist us in the way you package your children’s little lunch and lunch.  Thank you.

 

School Performance Tours  - “Dreamer” Puppet Show :

Yesterday our students were entertained by a delightful puppet show.  The show was black light theatre using UV light and paint to hide the puppeteer.

After the performance students were given the opportunity to ask questions and see

how the lighting effects worked.  It is an invaluable experience for children to see a live performance.

 

EEPS (Excellent Eungai Pupils) :

EEPS awards were introduced some years ago to reward students for their excellent behaviour at school.  Students write their name on an EEPS which goes into a draw (1 per class) at the end of each month.  Students who have their name drawn out can then choose something from the rewards box.

The lucky students for February are : -

Ruby Moore – Tatum Smolander – Todd Whalen – Tavis Hall.

 

I would like to advise that a case of Chicken Pox has been reported to the school.  The student has now returned to school.

 

Coming Events :

Friday 9th March                              Mufti Day

Monday 12th March                        KC4KK visit and sausage sizzle

Wednesday 21st March                 Youth Networks Tackling Climate Change Forum

Friday 30th March                            School Cross Country

Thursday 5th April                           Easter Activities – last day of term 1

 

Canteen :

On Friday 9th March, the canteen will be selling 99% real fruit slushies at recess.  These slushies have been given a green rating by the Federation of Canteens in Schools (FOCIS).  The P&C is considering the purchase of a slushy machine to have in our canteen on a permanent basis and would like the opinion of the students, parents and teachers on the slushies.  If you would like your child to try a slushy please send $2.00 with them on Friday 9th.  If you would like to try a slushy please come to school at recess and try one, the cost will also be $2.00.  The P&C will be donating $1.00 from every slushy sold to the Kayak & Cycle 4 Kemo Kids.

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 9/3/07

Robyn Grandemange                       Lisa Gavin, Jo Dormer, Lucy Shepherd, Maxine Smith               

Monday 12/3/07

Benita Schuh                                     Erin Laverty, Jane Bagley, Kim Cox, Kim Wilesmith

 

Thought for the week : “Kids don’t care what you know until they know you care”

                                                                   -  Jack Canfield

Anthony Buckley

Principal

Community News :

 

Eungai/Stuarts Point Cricket Club are holding a meeting tonight, Wednesday 7th March at 7pm at Stuarts Point Workers Club.

Discussions on the agenda include :-

*Organisation of Junior & Senior Presentations

* Team reports for Year Book

Please come along and join in the meeting.

 

Macksville Soccer Club Training Commences

Ages 5/6/7/8/9 will commence training on Wednesday 21st March from 3.30-4.30pm.

Ages 10-17 – coaches will contact their team directly.

Please be on time. For your safety you must wear shin pads to training. 

U10-17’s please keep Saturday 24th March and Saturday 31st March free for Round Robins.

All enquiries to the Secretary on 65 693105

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 28th February 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders :  Daly Barron & Bronte Murphy

Assembly Awards :   Elizabeth Burroughs, Shernae Gavin, Alana Gavin, Catherine Stone

Francis Dormer-Hughes, Mariah-Jo Donovan, Tatum Smolander, Ava Laverty,

Taliha Lynch, Ewart Stone, Sarah Smith, Dylan Cox.

 

We are pleased to see the number of parents attending our weekly assembly.  It is an opportunity for families to celebrate their child/ren’s achievements and we encourage more parents/grandparents/community members to attend.

 

Sport :

The following students competed at the Bellingen District Carnival at Macksville Pool on Friday 23rd February.

Michael Laverty, Andrew Smith, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Brody Moran, Matthew Smith, Madeleine Moran, Loren Buckley, Elizabeth Burroughs. 

All students swam extremely well with Matthew Smith qualifying for the Zone Carnival at Coffs Harbour.

Yesterday, Matthew competed at the Zone Carnival and we were overjoyed to hear that he has made it through to the Regional Carnival at Lismore on Thursday 8th March. 

Good luck Matthew.

 

School Performance Tours :

Next Tuesday 6th March, students will be entertained at school by a performance by Richard Hart from School Performance Tours.  His show is called “Dreamer” (set sail into a visual world of enchantment and wonder). “Dreamer” is a wonderfully engaging, exquisitely produced, piece of black light puppet theatre.  Black light theatre uses UV light and paint to hide the puppeteer and give the impression that the objects are moving by themselves, creating a truly magical theatre experience.

Cost of the show is $5 per student.  Please send in payment by Tuesday 6th March.  Thank you. 

Because this show is being held at school there is no need for permission notes to be signed, just send $5 to school in a clearly marked envelope. 

Please indicate to the school office if your child will not be attending.

 

Clean Up Australia :

Our school will again take part in Clean Up Australia on Friday 2nd March.  Thankfully, because of the care we take of our school grounds we will have very little rubbish to collect.

K-4 will tackle the school grounds & 5-6 will work around the perimeter with teacher supervision.

 

Kayak & Cycle 4 Kemo Kids  KC4KK:

A volunteer team of 6 sea kayakers, 6 cyclists and 8 landcrew personnel have set out from Sydney for Brisbane to raise funds for children with cancer.  Eungai Public School has been given to opportunity to have the cycle team and support crew visit our school on their 2000km trek.  We would like to take the opportunity to raise funds to donate to this worthy cause. 

The KC4KK team will visit our school on Monday 12th March at lunch time.

The team offers a very educational interaction experience for students with 5 landcrew escort vehicles including a fully equipped and marked ambulance offering positive curriculum related learning outcomes.

 

 

The P&C have offered to make lunch for the team. 

We will hold a sausage sizzle for the students with all profit going to the fundraising.

(More details in next week’s newsletter)

We invite parents to come along and join us.

 

In addition to this the SRC (Student Representative Council) are holding a Mufti Day on Friday 9th March.

Children can come to school out of uniform for a $2 donation (all money raised will be donated to the KC4KK fundraising).  All shoes and clothing must be sensible – no singlet tops or stomachs showing.

We hope everyone will join in this fun activity which will raise money for very special children.

Bus Safety :

Mrs Buys’ K/1 class took part in a bus safety experience on Tuesday.  The NRMA sponsored the activity in which the children listened to talks given by Sharon (NRMA) and Kristy (a police officer) and Steve (bus driver).  The children then put what they had learned into practice and had a little ride on the school bus.  K/1 students received a bus safety book and now have a colouring competition on bus safety to complete.

 

 

School contributions :

This year the school contribution is $15.00 per student or $40.00 per family.  Our contribution continues to be lower than other schools in the district.  The money assists with purchasing materials used by the students.

It would be appreciated that this amount is sent to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Year Book :

The 2006 Eungai Public School Year Book publication was completed this week.  All copies have been distributed to families who pre-ordered last year.

 

Student Voice Forum :

6 students from our school have been invited to participate in a Student Voice Forum.  The aim of the forum is to provide opportunities for students from PSP schools to have a voice in generating initiatives and resources to explore equity and social justice, quality teaching, school culture and student engagement.

The students attending are : Bronte Murphy, Rhys Gavin, Tavis Hall, Loren Buckley,

Kye Godfrey-Martin & Shernae Gavin.

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the  Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the text type will be “Argument”).

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by this Friday (2nd March).

 

 

 

 

Canteen :

We require someone to do duty at the canteen this Friday 2nd March.  At this stage we do not have anyone to work, therefore the canteen may have to be closed for the day.

If you can help please contact the school office.

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 2/3/07

Volunteer needed                                         Heather Leviston, Caroline Stone, Kim Bates                              

Monday 5/3/07

Georgina Supple                                           Georgina, Joanne Donnelly, Erin Laverty,

Claire Pelser

 

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

 

Attached to this newsletter you will find a survey (market research) from a group of Eungai folk who are keen to organize a monthly community gathering at our Unkya Oval.

To assist these people to find out what you the community would like, it would be appreciated if you could take the time to answer a few questions and return the form to the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Eungai/Stuarts Point Cricket Club are holding a meeting on Wednesday 7th March at 7pm at Stuarts Point Workers Club.

Discussions on the agenda include :-

*Organisation of Junior & Senior Presentations

* Team reports for Year Book

Please come along and join in the meeting.

-     -     -      -      -      -      --     -     -      -      -      -      --     -     -      -      -      -      -

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS)

 

I would like my child ……………………………. to enter the following competitions.

 

Science           $6.00

 

Maths              $6.00

 

English            $6.00

 

Computer        $6.00

 

Spelling           $8.00

 

Writing $11.00

 

(please circle)

 

I enclose $................................... payment

 

Signed  ……………………………………….       Date ………………………….

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 21st February 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Daneil Donovan & Rhys Gavin

Assembly Awards :  Connor Seaman, Tavis Hall, Loren Buckley, Bronte Murphy,

Emily Davis, Jarrah Godfrey-Martin, Jake Grainger, Lily Moore, Tayla Donovan,

Jema Fitzsimmons, April Simmons, Liam Donovan, Tjana Jones, Christopher Sheridan, Rebecca Smith.

 

Assembly :

We hold a small assembly every Friday in the library.  Usually the children present a small musical item. At the assemblies we present merit certificates in each class. 

Each week in the newsletter we advise which children will be receiving certificates. 

All parents are invited to come along and join in the assemblies.

 

Sport :

Congratulations to all of the students who attended and competed at the Combined Schools Twilight Swimming Carnival.  It was a great night of fun and sportsmanship and everyone went home wet, even the non-swimmers, due to the downpour at the end of the night. 

Many thanks to the parents who helped on the night with time-keeping, judging and life-saving duties.

Congratulations to : 

Elizabeth Burroughs -           11yr Girl Champion

Michael Laverty                     -           Junior Boy Champion

Brody Moran                          -           Senior Boy Champion.

Ribbons, certificates and medallions for the carnival will be handed out at assembly on Friday 2nd March.

The following students have qualified to compete at the Bellingen District Carnival at Macksville Pool on Friday 23rd February.

Michael Laverty, Andrew Smith, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Brody Moran, Matthew Smith, Madeleine Moran, Loren Buckley, Elizabeth Burroughs.  Good luck everyone.

 

Hearing :

Yesterday, the students in K/1 had a visit from Sandra Schumacher, the Support Teacher for Conductive Hearing Loss.  An important preventative measure is to teach correct nose blowing procedures as part of a blowing, breathing, coughing program.

Students in K/1 are taking home an information sheet today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pancake Day :

On Tuesday (20th February) students in K/1 celebrated Pancake Day by making and then eating pancakes.

                            

 

Text Books :

Students in all grades have been working out of a maths text book for the past few weeks.

Cost of the text book is $13.00 each. 

Please send your payment to school ASAP. (Thank you to the parents who have already made payment.)

When sending money to school, please send money in an envelope with name and amount marked clearly on the outside.

Student assistance is available.  Please ask at the office for an application form.

 

Spelling :

Years 1 – 6 are undertaking a new spelling program this year called PEG spelling.  It is a system that allows the student to progress at an appropriate rate.  “Pegs” (i.e. groups of 3 words) are increased after a student successfully has no mistakes in their weekly spelling test 2 weeks in a row.  If you would like to discuss this further please talk to your child’s class teacher.

 

School contributions :

This year the school contribution is $15.00 per student or $40.00 per family.  Our contribution continues to be lower than other schools in the district.  The money assists with purchasing of materials used by the students.

It would be appreciated that this amount is sent to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Year Book :

We apologise, but we have had a delay with the printing of the year book.  It is hoped that the book will be printed and delivered at the end of week 5. 

I know you will find the wait worthwhile!

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the  Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the text type will be “Argument”).

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by Friday 2nd March.

 

 

 

If you have any egg cartons / ice cream containers or magazines that you do not need, we would appreciate them being sent into school for use in the classrooms.

 

 

 

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 23/2/07

Lisa Hall, Mary Stone                                   Alison Dignam, Manda Godfrey, Tracy Davis,                                                                              Stacey Morrison                               

Monday 26/2/07

Leonie Gaymer                                             Narelle Styles, Debbie Brendel, Jenny Simmons

 

Thought for the week :

Give me a lever long enough and single handed, I can move the world” (Archimedes).

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Macksville Soccer Club : Registration days are being held on Sat 17th and Sat 24th February at the North Macksville playing fields between 9am & 1pm.  All players that register on registration days receive a $10 discount off registration fees.  For more information please contact Andrew Moran on 65 682674.

 

Alison Launt Dance Studio – Macksville : Accepting all new enrolments now.  Registered Ballet Australasia Ltd Teacher.

bulletHip hop / street funk / classical ballet
bulletFor girls & boys – preschoolers to adult.

Call Alison on 65 695225 or 0478479877 for more details.

 

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in for fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts with Jenny and Jamie of JJK Professional Tennis Coaching.

Tennis lessons will commence on Thursday afternoon 1st February.

JJ’s Bunny Hop Toddler Tennis for pre-schoolers from 3-5 years old will commence on Tuesday 6th February.

To register your child please ring 65 874234.

 

“Elbows, Knees & Toes” Family Day Care – 29 Station St, Eungai Rail  65 699226.

Professional Registered Carer with Nambucca Valley Family Day Care

bulletGovernment regulated and subsidised.
bulletSchool holiday, care, permanent and casual care in a safe, secure and stimulating home environment.

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 14th February 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Matthew Smith & Alana Gavin

Assembly Awards :  Sass Shepherd, Damien Sheridan, Sophie Kallmier, Elly Wilesmith,

Ben Sheridan, Daly Barron, Kierly Fitzsimmons, Dylan Honnery,  Christopher Gould, Michael Greenslade-Lynch, Lana Pelser, Amy Sheridan, James Barron, Andrew Smith,

Fiona Bagley.

 

Thank you to the P&C Association for their preparation and presentation of the annual breakfast held at our school last Friday 9th February.  It was great to meet and talk to parents old and new and enjoy the wonderful cooking.

Thank you to everyone who came and made the breakfast an enjoyable event.

 

Sport :

On Thursday 15th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our combined schools Twilight Swimming Carnival.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  We want as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.30pm.

Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators which is payable at the pool.

All schools have decided there will be no minor novelty events held, as time does not permit.  We have a very full calendar of events to complete in one evening.

Cricket :

Today, 2 students in year 6 (Matthew Smith & Rhys Gavin) participated in the Boys’ Cricket Mid North Coast Trials at Boambee.  Good luck boys!

 

Text Books :

Students in all grades are working out of a maths text book. 

Cost of the text book is $13.00.  Please send this amount to school as soon as possible.  

When sending money to school, please send money in an envelope with name and amount marked clearly on the outside.

Student assistance is available.  Please ask at the office for an application form.

 

School contributions :

This year the school contribution is $15.00 per student or $40.00 per family.  Our contribution continues to be lower than other schools in the district.  The money assists with purchasing of materials used by the students.

It would be appreciated that this amount is sent to school as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2007 :

Once again the students in our school are undertaking the Premier’s Reading challenge.  This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a wide variety of literature.  Each classroom will have a supply of books available to be read both at school and at home.

Students in years 3-6 need to read 20 books from a prescribed list by August.  This year we are encouraging students to keep recording beyond the 20 books and to endeavour to source books from home, school and public libraries.  Any family wishing to have a copy of the book list please see Mrs Brownhill.

 

Student Bank Accounts : The Commonwealth Bank conducts Student Banking through public schools.  Today our new Kindergarten children have taken home applications to open a bank account.  If you wish your child to open a bank account, please complete the appropriate forms and return to school for processing.  If students in other classes wish to open an account, please enquire at the office.

Student banking is processed at school every Friday.

 

Year Book :

The year book for 2006 is due to be printed in week 4 (19th February) and will be sent out to families who have ordered books at the end of that week.

 

SRC Elections : Elections have been held for the Term1-2007 SRC (Student Representative Council) committee. They are :

President                               Bronte Murphy

Vice President                      Matthew Smith

Secretary                               Alana Gavin

Treasurer                               Daneil Donovan

Publicity Officer                     Brody Moran

Congratulations.  This committee will hold their positions for Term1 and a new committee will be voted on each term to give all students in Year 6 the opportunity to represent the SRC.

 

International Competitions & Assessment for Schools (ICAS) :

Students in years 3 – 6 are eligible to enter the following competitions.  The papers are very challenging and conducted under strict exam conditions.

Entry cost is $6.00 for each of the following competitions – Science, Computer Skills, Mathematics & English.

$8.00 for the  Spelling Assessment and $11.00 for the Writing Competition.  (This year the text type will be “Argument”).

If you wish your child to enter one or more of the competitions please complete the entry form and send money to school by Friday 2nd March.

 

If you have any egg cartons / ice cream containers or magazines that you do not need, we would appreciate them being sent into school for use in the classrooms.

 

MP3 Players :

In the past we have asked families not to allow their children not to bring MP3 players to school.

However, some of the children who travel on the bus do spend considerable time sitting down being very patient.  If families are fully aware that the school cannot take responsibility for the players and the children ensure that they are safely packed away and not used at school then at your discretion the children may use a MP3 player for bus travel only.

It would be advisable to ensure your child’s name is clearly marked on the player.

 

Year 6 Young Leaders Conference :

Students in Year 6 have the opportunity to attend a leadership conference in Brisbane on the 25th/26th March.  Mr Buckley will travel up with Macksville, Nambucca, Frank Partridge and Eungai schools.  This is a great opportunity to hear quality guest speakers and learn leadership skills.

 

Head Lice :

A few cases of head lice have been reported to the school.  We are asking every family to please, check their children’s head for any evidence of head lice and if so treat appropriately.  Remember to re-treat in 7 days to catch nymphs that have emerged from unhatched eggs.

It is also advisable for girls with long hair to have their hair tied back or plaited for school.

 

P&C News :

The AGM was held last night and the new committee are :

President         David Hall                                Vice-President                        Georgina Supple

Secretary        Kim Cox                                  Treasurer                    Penny Moran                          

Canteen Manager       Penny Moran               Publicity Officer           Mary Stone

           

Canteen Roster :

            Duty                                                               Cooking

Friday 16/2/07

Mark Shepherd                                             Jane Bagley, Benita Schuh, Chelsea Fitzsimmons

Monday 19/2/07

Kim Wilesmith                                               Karen Smith, Catherine Watson, Ali Tasker, Sarah Franklin

 

Thought for the week :

When a lot of people do a little, it’s a lot.  When a lot of people do nothing – it’s nothing”.   (Harvey Diamond).

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Macksville Soccer Club : Registration days are being held on Sat 17th and Sat 24th February at the North Macksville playing fields between 9am & 1pm.  All players that register on registration days receive a $10 discount off registration fees.  For more information please contact Andrew Moran on 65 682674.

 

2007 Netball Registration :

When  -           Saturday 17th March from 9.00am to 12 noon

Where -          Netball Courts, Willis St, Macksville

Why  -             Have fun, fun, fun!  Get fit!   Meet new friends!

Cost  -             Seniors                       $80.00            (over 18 years)

                        Juniors                        $70.00            (10-17 years)

                        Netta Netball              $60.00            (6 – 9 years)

                        Non-players                 $30.00 (coaches, managers & committee members)

Information -   Secretary, Di Glennon – 65 647095.

Umpires -       We are always looking for new umpires.  If you are interested in learning how, or you already know the rules of the game, come along and we can give you a job.  You would be helping out the kids in the valley.

 

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in for fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts with Jenny and Jamie of JJK Professional Tennis Coaching.

Tennis lessons will commence on Thursday afternoon 1st February.

JJ’s Bunny Hop Toddler Tennis for pre-schoolers from 3-5 years old will commence on Tuesday 6th February.

To register your child please ring 65 874234.

 

“Elbows, Knees & Toes” Family Day Care – 29 Station St, Eungai Rail  65 699226.

Professional Registered Carer with Nambucca Valley Family Day Care

bulletGovernment regulated and subsidised.
bulletSchool holiday, care, permanent and casual care in a safe, secure and stimulating home environment.

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 7th February 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

Assembly Leaders : Brody Moran & Bronte Murphy

Assembly Awards : Leah Leviston, Matthew Smith, Kye Godfrey-Martin, Daneil Donovan,

Bailey Freebody, Ellie Laverty, Angel Honnery, Madeleine Moran, Michael Laverty,

Tilly Shepherd, Ethan Moran, Tegan Hall, Briana Franklin, Mitchell Leviston,

Telysha Lewis & Georgina Smith.

 

Back to School Breakfast :  This Friday (9th February) the P&C will be holding a breakfast at school for all parents/carers, students & grandparents.  The breakfast will commence at 8.15am.  Please come along and enjoy a yummy breakfast with us, meet the staff and P&C members for an informal chat if you wish.

Everyone is invited to stay for our first assembly this year.

 

Sport :

On Thursday 15th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our combined schools Twilight Swimming Carnival.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  Therefore, we are asking as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.30pm.

Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators which is payable at the pool.

 

Tennis :

Over the next two terms a tennis coach from Tennis Australia will be visiting our school every Tuesday for 2 hours.  He will take students from 5/6 in term 1 and students from 3/4 in term 2 for tennis coaching.  There will be no cost involved.

This is a great opportunity for our students to gain some professional coaching from a trained coach.  Please ensure that your child has the appropriate footwear.        

 

Text Books : Students in all grades will again be working out of a maths text book. 

Cost of the text book is $13.00.  Please send this amount to school as soon as possible. 

When sending money to school, please send money to school in an envelope with name and amount marked clearly on the outside.

Student assistance is available.  Please ask at the office for an application form.

 

Student arrivals and departures : Staff at Eungai Public School wish to ensure the safety of all students in our care.  We feel it is vitally important that all students need to know clearly how they arrive and depart the school.  Therefore, if you cannot pick up your child or need to change the way your child usually goes home – please make the appropriate arrangements and then advise the school of your changes.  Thank you.

 

Year Book :

The year book for 2006 is due to be printed in week 4 (19th February) and will be sent out to families who have ordered in that week.

 

P&C News : Tuesday 13th February is the AGM for the P&C Association.  Meetings are held at the school in the library, the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

The P&C would like to invite all new parents/carers to come along and join in – meetings are very friendly and we welcome your input.

                 

Canteen News :

Please find attached to this newsletter a copy of the canteen menu for Term 1 and also a canteen roster for Term 1.

The school canteen is open every Monday & Friday.  It is operated by voluntary helpers.

Penny Moran is currently the canteen supervisor.  Penny ensures the canteen is fully stocked and prepares the roster for each term.  Penny is also voluntary worker.

The canteen is a great source of funding for the P&C Association and our children love canteen days.

Help is required on a Monday & Friday to prepare morning tea and lunches for the students.  If you feel you could help, please contact the school office.

Each term we put every family on the cooking roster, your name should only appear twice in one term and we ask you to provide something for morning tea for the students to purchase.  Some suggestions are - a cake or slice which can be cut up and sold by the piece, patty cakes, muffins, biscuits or fruit (melons can be cut up and sold).  Anything that you think is suitable.  Please contact the office if you are unsure.  The children benefit greatly by having healthy food to purchase.  (Eungai Public School proudly follows the guidelines set down by the Healthy Canteens Association).

 

Thought for the week : “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t take up skydiving.”

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Macksville Soccer Club : Registration days are being held on Sat 17th and Sat 24th February at the North Macksville playing fields between 9am & 1pm.  All players that register on registration days receive a $10 discount off registration fees.  For more information please contact Andrew Moran on 65 682674.

 

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in for fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts with Jenny and Jamie of JJK Professional Tennis Coaching.

Tennis lessons will commence on Thursday afternoon 1st February.

JJ’s Bunny Hop Toddler Tennis for pre-schoolers from 3-5 years old will commence on Tuesday 6th February.

To register your child please ring 65 874234.

 

Stuarts Point Athletics – Athletics has begun again for all athletes on Friday nights.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone back to complete the season.

Don’t forget the Stuarts Point Interclub for all athletes on 4th February, beginning at 8.30 for registration – 9.30 first event.

DON’T MISS THE FUN!!

 

Nestle Junior Triathlon – Saturday 17th February 2007 at 12.30pm at Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks.

Entry forms are available from the school office.

 

“Elbows, Knees & Toes” Family Day Care – 29 Station St, Eungai Rail  65 699226.

Professional Registered Carer with Nambucca Valley Family Day Care

bulletGovernment regulated and subsidised.
bulletSchool holiday, care, permanent and casual care in a safe, secure and stimulating home environment.
bullet 

Nambucca Strikers – Soccer : Registration days – Sat 10th Feb and Sat 17th Feb at the Nambucca Shopping Plaza, Bellwood.  Boys & girls  6 to 9 will play on half sized fields in mixed teams and in a non competitive environments. Enquiries – John Cassidy 65 648445

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUNGAI PUBLIC SCHOOL                                           

NEWSLETTER – 31st January 2007

www.eungai.ps.education.nsw.gov.au

 

 

It is great to see all the students and families back to start the new school year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. A warm welcome to all our new students and their families.  I know that the children will enjoy their educational experience at Eungai Public School.

 

Our school enrolments have increased.  Therefore, we are very fortunate to currently have 4 classes.

Mrs  Ruth Buys  -  K/1 class

Mrs  Jenny Brownhill   -  1/2 class

Mrs  Kylie Johns  -  3/4 class

Mr  Anthony Buckley  -  5/6 class

We welcome Kylie Johns to our teaching staff.  Kylie is an enthusiastic, experienced teacher who is looking forward to her time at Eungai Public School.

 

Our 4 classrooms are greatly supported by the following staff.

Mrs  Bev Snook  -  Library

Mr  Greg Barron  -  Music/Computers

Mrs Fiona Waddy  -  STLA (Support Teacher/Literacy & Maths groups)

Mrs Lyn Dundas  -   Office Manager

Mrs Robyn Madeley  -   Office Assistant

Ms. Mary Bijou  -  Teachers Aide

Mr  Martin Mountford  -  General Assistant

Mr Darren Cox  -  General Assistant.

 

General School Information :

School Times

School starts at 9.00am

Recess : 10.30am – 10.50am

Lunch : 12.30pm – 1.20pm

School finishes at 3.00pm

Supervision at school starts at 8.30am.  Please ensure your child is not at school before this time.

 

School etiquette :

To ensure the smooth running of our school and less disruption to classes please call at the office first.  (This is a departmental requirement).

 

Late arrivals / early departures :

There is a sign in/out book in the office foyer.  If your child is late for school, or has to leave early, it is a legal requirement that you provide a written note or, sign them in using this book.  Please note this book is a legal document requiring the correct date, time, reason and your signature.  Please ask at the office if you have any concerns. 

 

School Assemblies are held on Friday mornings at 9.00am.  Our first assembly for 2007 will be held next Friday 9th February.  All parents and community members are welcome to attend.

 

Attached to this newsletter is a term 1 calendar for you to mark down important dates – we have noted a couple but in future newsletters we will let you know of events that are happening.

Music :

This year, students from year 3 up will learn recorder during normal music lessons and students from grade 4 up have the opportunity to learn guitar at lunchtimes.  All students in year 3 and above need their own recorder by week 2.  If your child does not already have a recorder they may be purchased from the school office for $7.00.

Students in K-2 will learn singing, listening, performing and movement.

Beginner guitar lessons will be on Wednesday lunch times for students in year 4 and above with their own guitars. 

Advanced lessons will be on Thursday lunchtimes.

 

Sport :

On Thursday 15th February at 6pm, Eungai, Scotts Head and Medlow Schools will be holding our Twilight Swimming Carnival.  All students aged 8yrs and over who can confidently swim 50 metres are asked to participate in their respective age races.  It is a great night of fun and sportsmanship.  We hold twilight carnivals to enable all parents the opportunity to attend.  Therefore, we are asking as many children as possible to come along and compete as they gain house points for their sporting house at school as well as points awarded to the overall point score for our school at the carnival.

Students competing are asked to be at the Macksville Pool by 5.30pm.

Entry to the pool is $2.00 for competitors and spectators which is payable at the pool.

 

Tennis :

Over the next two terms a tennis coach from Tennis Australia will be visiting our school every Tuesday for 2 hours.  He will take students from 4/5/6 in term 1 and students from 2/3/4 in term 2 for tennis coaching.  There will be no cost involved.

This is a great opportunity for our students to gain some professional coaching from a trained coach.  Please ensure that your child has the appropriate footwear.                            

 

Canteen News :

There will be no canteen this Friday.  Canteen will resume on Monday 5th February.

The roster for Monday and Friday next week is :

Monday

Duty – Jane Bagley   -   Cooking -  Leanne Buckley, Kim Cox, Melissa Freebody

Friday

Duty -  Lisa Hall        -    Cooking -  Joanne Donnelly, Tina Moore, Jane Bagley,

Judy Kallmier

A new roster and menu will be sent home with next week’s newsletter.

If any of our new parents are interested in helping out with canteen duty on a Monday or Friday would you please contact the school office, your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Anthony Buckley

Principal

 

Community News :

Get outside give tennis a go!! How about joining in fun and take part in Tennis Lessons at Macksville Tennis Courts with Jenny and Jamie of JJK Professional Tennis Coaching.

Tennis lessons will commence on Thursday afternoon 1st February.

JJ’s Bunny Hop Toddler Tennis for pre-schoolers from 3-5 years old will commence on Tuesday 6th February.

To register your child please ring 65 874234.

 

Stuarts Point Athletics – Athletics has begun again for all athletes on Friday nights.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone back to complete the season.

Don’t forget the Stuarts Point Interclub for all athletes on 4th February, beginning at 8.30 for registration – 9.30 first event.

DON’T MISS THE FUN!!

 

 

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