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17 November 2021

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Welcome to week 6! Teachers and students are enjoying the return of regular school routines and we are pleased that we will be able to schedule some end of year activities and events.

Remembrance Day

On Thursday in our acknowledgement of Remembrance Day, we paused and reflected to commemorate our service men and women who died during wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

During the morning, our school leaders addressed the significance of Remembrance Day and as a mark of respect we will observe one-minute silence in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. Students also made paper poppies and learnt about what the poppy represents.

Semester Two Reports

In line with department guidelines, as a result of the extended time learning from home, the school will provide a simplified, written report to parents and carers about student learning in Semester Two. The report will describe student achievement on the learning covered during the reporting period, including the learning from home period and include the next steps in learning for English and Mathematics. There will be no grading of students using the five-point, A-E scale. Reports will be sent home on Tuesday, 14 December.

Check-in assessment

Over the next two weeks, Years 3-6 students will be participating in a reading and numeracy Check-in assessment.

The assessments can supplement existing school practices to identify how students are performing and to help teachers tailor their teaching more specifically to student needs.

The Check-in assessment includes two online assessments for students:

  • reading assessment
  • numeracy assessment

Each assessment is approximately 40 multiple choice questions.

Information has been sent home regarding the date classes will be completing the assessments.

Headphones are required for various aspects of the assessments. Any student who has not already brought in headphones to school, we ask that they bring a set of headphones on the day of their assessment.

School Leaders Timeline and Procedures

It gives me great pleasure to introduce our School Leadership nominees for 2022. We look forward to hearing their prepared speeches next week. I wish all our nominees the very best of luck during their election campaign.

Dean D

Arissa A

Mai E

Charlie K

Vaughn P

Alara G

Zeinab K

Vanessa Sulak

Tom Huang

Yasmine M

Layla E

Hanyu Z

Noah R

Term

Week

Timeline: Procedure: School Leaders

4

7

Students are to present their speech at a school assembly. All students in 3-6 will vote. Each student voting will be marked off a class list and the number of students voting will be recorded. Teachers will vote with a 1:10 ratio. Students who are absent on the voting day can vote the next day.

A committee of a minimum of 4 teachers and 1 executive teacher will count all votes. This will occur at an appropriate time on the day of voting.

4

7

Nominees announced for 2022 leadership.

4

8

Schools Leaders, Executive and Stage 3 teachers will vote for Captains and Vice Captains through a secret ballot.

4

11

All School Leadership team is announced on Presentation Day. Students will receive their badge.

Assemblies and End of Year Presentations

As we are operating on updated Level 3 settings for the rest of term, assemblies and presentations are allowed outdoors, with cohorts separated and physical distancing in place. Fully vaccinated visitors (including parents and carers) are only allowed to attend if completing a specific role (such as presenting) and at the invitation of the school.

Our regular assemblies will resume in student cohorts where students will be acknowledged with class and PBL awards.

We are currently finalising details of our Presentation Day Award ceremony and will communicate further information to our families next week.

Ms Fermanis

Principal

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND TRANSITION 2022

With updated guidelines for schools operating as Level 3 settings, we are now able to invite the incoming 2022 Kindergarten students to visit our school and become familiar with the setting before they begin school next year. Schools must ensure COVID-safe measures are in place during orientation and transition programs. We will be implementing the following COVID-safe practices and ask all parents and carers to observe our COVID-safe practices:

  • Staggered drop off and pick up times to limit the number of people on site and to reduce any queueing
  • Designated outdoor meeting place for parents and carers to check in when they are dropping off or picking up their child
  • Children and parents and carers will be in good health and free of any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Parents and carers will observe physical distancing wherever possible.

We are hosting three Transition to School sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 17 November 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021

Parents and carers will be required to check in using the School Check-in QR code at the designated drop off area and observe social distancing. All parents and carers will receive an information pack with resources to help prepare their child for school in 2022 and we also encourage all parents and carers to subscribe to Schoolzine to receive up-to-date information regarding Kindergarten 2022.

Two Zoom Parent Information Sessions have also been organised to support all parents and carers with an opportunity to learn about school organisation and learning and wellbeing programs. These sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday 17 November at 5:00pm (Session 1)
  • Wednesday 24 November at 5:00pm (Session 2)

Details of our Transition and Orientation programs has been emailed and mailed to families.

attachments/Orientation%202022.pdf

https://kingsgrove-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/about-our-school/enrolment.html

Please note that if you have another child enrolled at the school you are still required to fill out an enrolment form.

OPPORTUNITY CLASS PLACEMENT TEST 2021

The Opportunity Class Placement Test for 2021 will be held on Wednesday 17 November between 9:00am - 11:00am. Students must be on time for the test, as no additional time will be allocated for late arrivals. Students who have registered for this test will need to bring the following on the day:

  • Test authority letter
  • A pencil, sharpener and eraser in a clear plastic bag
  • A water bottle with no writing other than the brand name.

A sample computer-based test to help familiarise students in the use of the software is available at: https://hps.au.janisoninsights.com/sampletest/oc-familiarisation

attachments/Test_information_for_parents_and_students.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Ms Quayle

OC Test Coordinator

PLACEMENT IN SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR YEAR 7 ENTRY IN 2023 INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

Applications for Selective High School Placements for 2023 will open on the 19 October 2021 and will close on the 17 November 2021. The placement test will be held on 10 March 2022.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7

https://schoolsequella.det.nsw.edu.au/file/eafa8804-3a28-4730-9fc0-0ee49dd90f83/1/SHS-application-information.pdf

BOOK CLUB

Book Club Issue 7

Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 is available please use link to browse the catalogue. Please note that orders for Issue 7 will close on Monday, 22 November.

Please do not send any cash to school with your child for Book Club as all orders are to be completed online.

https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-hom

Book Club Issue 8

Issue 8 will only be available online only till the Friday, 3 December.

QUALITY WORK!

Quality Work by KE

Quality Work by KC

Quality Work by KD

Quality Work by 4F

Quality Work by 4T

Quality Work by Community Languages

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING

Our PBL rule for Weeks 6 and 7 is: I follow all teacher instructions. You may wish to talk about this rule with your child.

Congratulations to the following students who have received a Silver Crown Award for positive behaviour!

KE

Zola Z

Karshar K

Ken L

Jayden H

Charlie A

Jessica C

Maya S

Mariam D

Jesse M

Harper D

Ada M

KC

Dexter H

Maycee K

Alara L

Francisca P

Annabelle Y

Charlie P

Bella C

Ismail M

Selenia D

Courtney D

1/2M

Ethan M

Yasmin H

Stella G

Ellie P

Jude P

Lucas Fan L

Maeson-Reece M

Esera P

Kyai W

IR

Georgeos L

Batoul K

Ilaria F

Evan Y

Calvin T

Peter A

Hannah L

Zion V

2H

Kenneth T

Joshua P

William N

Natanael N

Christopher M

Wendy L

Jimmy H

Ali E

Olivia D

Zhara D

Angelique B

Namear A

3N

Nadia M

Ali M

Cody U

Shayan I

Eliyah H

William R

Dylan S

Mark T

Sophie N

3Z

Zara T

Arabella H

Aydin N

Rui Y

Jaxon P

Aiden L

Serene E

Johnny A

3/4K

Kilifi M

Emmanuel D

Angelo T

Jad K

Addhya G

Timothy L

Nathaniel C

Anna J

4T

Irene H

Anthony W

Emelia L

Amaya S

Mei Yao Y

Baria M

Sam T

Jason S

4F

Mohammed K

Jasmine M

Rova V

Arrow S

Alvin C

5J

Isabel A

Fotini A

Dean D

Melissa G

Gloria H

Tom H

Zeinab K

Rawan K

Charlotte L

Ivan L

Yasmine M

Natalie M

Amparo M

Eric N

Vaughn P

Noah R

Nikolas S

Phillip S

Vanessa S

Anna-Maria T

Anniah T

James T

Mia Z

Hanyu Z

Sunaina S

6C

Apostoli B

Ashton C

Cooper D

Zara F

Jordan F

Giselle H

James K

Ting Y

Jasme P

Thea T

6S

Ishaq I

Moaz M

Joshua S

Adam H

6R

Wilyem K

Maram D

Andrew W

Devontae T

Nicodemus G

Osmen E

Izaak M

Anjelika V

Ariel P

Ethan S

Kivan L

Nemer I

Ayah I

Mikael N

Daniel N

Keira-Anne H

Mira J

Congratulations to the following students who have received a Gold Crown Award after receiving two Silver Awards for positive behaviour!

KE

Ada M

KD

Ashley T

Bayar M

Iosefo T

Kingsley F

Mia B

Connor M

Alexander M

Andrew Z

Avery T

1/2M

Jude P

Lucas Fan L

1R

Georgeos L

Batoul K

Ilaria F

2H

Olivia D

Kenneth T

Zhara D

Angelique B

3Z

Charlotte C

Jonathan K

Aydin N

Aiden L

Serene E

3N

Nadia M

Cody U

Mark T

Sophie N

3/4K

Anna J

Jad K

Angelo T

Emmanuel D

4T

Amaya S

Sam T

Jason S

4F

Mohammed K

Rova V

Arrow S

Alvin C

5J

Isabel A

Fotini A

Dean D

Melissa G

Zeinab K

Charlotte L

Ivan L

Yasmine M

Amparo M

Eric N

Phillip S

Vanessa S

Anna-Maria T

James T

Mia Z

Sunaina S

6C

Ambra R

Ezra G

Hoda H

Tahlee K

Hayfa M

Justin M

Mahdi N

Brendan S

6R

Wilyem K

Maram D

Andrew W

Devontae T

Nicodemus G

Osmen E

Izaak M

Anjelika V

Ariel P

Ethan S

Kivan L

6S

Ishaq I

Moaz M

Joshua S

Adam H

PAYMENTS

In line with departmental guidelines, our school will not be accepting cash or EFTPOS payments. All payments are to be made through our school’s Parent Online Payment System (P.O.P)

To make a payment please visit our school website: https://kingsgrove-p.schools.nsw.gov.au click on the link: Make a Payment and follow the prompts (Note: you will be redirected to Westpac to finish the payment).

All permission notes must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class on the front and placed in the drop box at the front office on both campuses.

For further information please contact the school office on Kingsgrove Road campus 02 9150 9097 or Caroline Street campus 02 9150 9254.

Thank you for your co-operation.

P&C NEWS

The next P&C Meeting will be held on Monday, 6 December 2021. This will be held onsite in the school library on the Kingsgrove Road campus.

DIARY DATES

Term 4

Monday, 15 November - Friday, 26 November

Check-in Assessment Years 3 - 6

Wednesday, 17 November

OC Placement Test, 9am-11am Kindergarten and Support Class Transition 2022 -Session 1, 5pm Kindergarten Zoom Parent Session 1

Wednesday, 24 November

9am-11am Kindergarten and Support Class Transition 2022-Session 2, 5pm Kindergarten Zoom Parent Session 2

Wednesday, 1 December

9am-11am Kindergarten and Support Class Transition 2022 -Session 3

Thursday, 2 December

Year 6 High School Practice Day

Friday, 3 December

K-6 Principal’s Award Assembly

Thursday, 9 December

Year 6 Farewell

Monday, 13 December

K-6 Presentation Day

Tuesday, 14 December

Reports go home

Thursday, 16 December

Students last day of school, Year 6 Arch

Friday, 17 December

Staff development day

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Students return to school

KINGSGROVE OSHC CENTRE

Primary OSH Care: Before and After school care and holiday programs at Kingsgrove Public School

Our compelling programs empower your child to explore, navigate, experiment and engage in a diverse range of experiences before school, after school and during the school holidays. We focus on building knowledge, skills and behaviours that help prepare your child for a world yet to be imagined.

You can be confident that your child is in safe hands with our experienced and passionate educators. Whether your child attends Primary OSHCare daily or only occasionally, each visit is an exciting new adventure with fabulous food, awesome clubs, activities, mindfulness and so much more.

Enrolling with Primary OSHCare is easy. Head to our website to find out more or to book in today.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family at Primary OSHCare.

ENROL AND BOOK NOW

http://www.primaryoshcare.com.au/our-centres-1/kingsgrove-oshc-centre

attachments/Kingsgrove%20OSHC-2021.pdf

COMMUNITY NEWS

2022 SCHOOL TRAVEL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

attachments/School%20Travel%20for%202022.pdf

attachments/WWCB%20Flyer%20-%20ICC.pdf

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