23rd May 2017

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Eastwood Public School Spring FairOur Spring Fair will be held on Saturday 26th August this year. It brings together over 300 volunteers working together for the benefit of our students. The Spring Fair committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the treasury, coordinating the day’s entertainment and sponsorship. If you can assist with these or any other activities, please contact the Spring Fair committee or the school.

Our Year Six students returned from camp last week, tired and worn out from three days of fun and excitement. Both our teachers and teachers at the camp, complimented the students on their outstanding attitude, behaviour and effort during the camp. Well done Year 6.

We had a number of students attend the Chinese eisteddfod over the weekend. It is inspiring to see these students stand up in front of an audience of strangers and perform at such a high standard. We also have more students in the eisteddfod this weekend. Keep up the fabulous work and effort.

You may have seen some of our students working on their high jumping skills, jumping into the long jump pit or putting a shot. They are preparing for our athletics carnival next week. Next time you’re in the playground, stop and watch the enthusiasm and enjoyment the students get from participating in these activities.

A reminder, the P&C meeting is on tomorrow night, Wednesday 24th May from 7.30pm.

Kindergarten Connections
Kindergarten Connections will be running in the Kindergarten classrooms every Monday this term. Kindergarten Connections is a government initiative that fosters and encourages community connections to school and learning.  The children will develop skills in problem solving, investigations, creative thinking, and group work.

Parents are welcome to attend and are encouraged to participate in the activities in their child’s classroom. Next week classes KB, KK and KM will be participating. The sessions begin at 2pm and finish at approximately 2:50pm.  Please meet your child’s class and their visiting Kindergarten Connections teacher at their classroom.

Lost Property
The volume of lost jumpers, jackets, lunch boxes, drink bottles and other assorted items continues to grow at an alarming rate. This could be largely avoided if ALL items worn or brought to school were labelled and could be returned promptly when left on the playground. Please take the time to write your child’s name clearly on their clothes and possessions eg, I. Forget  3X. All lost property can be located downstairs at the east end of A block. Your support with this growing problem would be appreciated.

Chess Competition
Results from last week chess competition
Eastwood A winners 4 – 0 over Epping Heights B
Eastwood B lost 3 – 1 to Epping Heights A
Eastwood C winners 4 – 0 over Holy Spirit C
Eastwood D had a bye.

Special thanks to Mr Griffiths for assisting the students.

Chinese Eisteddfod winners 20172017 National Chinese Eisteddfod – Non-Native Speakers
2017年全澳中文朗誦 (非母语组)比賽

Congratulations to all the students (non-native speakers) who went to the 2017 National Chinese Eisteddfod on Saturday 20th May. It was a valuable experience for all the children who participated.  There were 21 children in the individual competition. All of our children received excellent feedback. Their results were outstanding.

Individual participants won 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze trophies.

Special congratulations to the following students:
                                  
INDIVIDUAL 个人组
Gold Trophies   冠军 
Kenolee (4L), Samantha (5/6S), Adithi (2A), Michelle (2A)

Silver Trophies   亚军
Katrina (3A), Brendan (4M), Toby (2J)

Bronze Trophies 季军
Luke (2E), Julia (4C), Serena (4E)
                                      
The competition for the Native-Speakers of Mandarin will be held this Saturday 27th May. Good luck to them.

Mandarin Teachers

2017 Class lists
The Family Social Club has begun collecting names for the Class lists. In the past parents have found the Class Lists to be extremely useful for play dates, party invitations, emergency contacts etc. If you would like to add your details to the class lists, please use the link below to an online form. This will be closed off shortly to collate the information. Thanks to all the parents who have already added their details.

http://goo.gl/forms/lQM6VUVRGu​

If you have any concerns or questions with regards to the 2017 class lists please contact Winnie Cheung at winniecyau@gmail.com

Winter PSSA
There was no PSSA last week due to the inclement weather forecast.

Table Tennis State Championships
Unfortunately, Eastwood Public School had to withdraw from the Table Tennis State Championships due to a damage caused by a fire at the venue. Thank you very much to all parents who were willing to drive students to Homebush for the event. 

Zone Cross Country
Last Thursday students from Eastwood Public School proudly represented our school at the zone cross country carnival. We had some fantastic results, with the 10 year old girls team coming second overall. Special congratulations to Dulunga Kariyawasam (3rd 8/9 yr girls) and Eva Liu (2nd 10 yr girls) who will go on to compete at the regional carnival in Gosford. All students should be proud of the way that they conducted themselves, both on and off the course.

Athletics Carnival
Thursday (1st June) is the school’s Athletics Carnival at Auburn Athletics Track (Wyatt Park). All children who turn 8 this year in Year 2 and all children in Years 3 – 6, are expected to attend. Permission notes should be returned to teachers as soon as possible. Children should wear their sports uniform, with a house-coloured top (if they have one); bring food, drink, sunscreen, wet weather gear and SOMETHING TO SIT ON.  Something quiet (eg a book) to do while waiting for events is also a good idea, but no electronic games are permitted. There will be NO canteen facilities available at the venue.

Premier’s Sporting Challenge
On Wednesday 30 students from Year 4 will be attending the Premier’s Sporting Challenge at Homebush. This event provides students an opportunity to get active and participate in a number of sporting activities with one aim being to take the most steps in the day. We hope all the students attending have a terrific day!!

Thank you,
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 6. Please order before Friday 26th May.

Spring Fair 2017 Needs Your Help
Planning has begun for Spring Fair 2017. This year we have a number of key roles which are vacant as previous helpers have moved on. We urgently need to start work on the Raffle and Sponsorship as this work starts and finishes many weeks before Spring Fair.
Every year we need new people to take on these main roles. We already have fewer people taking on multiple roles. If we are unable to get new helpers to volunteer to take on these organising roles our Spring Fair is likely to be reduced in size or may be cancelled. We have many helpers, but we need people who are willing to take on organising roles. We will be making a call on the viability of Spring Fair within the next 2 weeks. Please contact the P&C at pc@eastwood.nsw.edu.au if you can help.

Voluntary Contributions – Keep your donations coming in!
Voluntary Contributions is still ongoing, so keep your donations coming in. We need your donations so we can continue to fund major projects in the school such as the library upgrade. If you haven’t donated yet please get your donation in by handing in your form and payment in an envelope to the school office. Payments can also be made via Qkr.
Last year we used your generous donations to pay for the new grass area, new play equipment and the floor covering in front of the hall. All of these projects help to make our school a great, first-class school environment for our children. The P&C aims to distribute funding to the benefit of all years and all students. Your money will have a direct impact on your child’s schooling.

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 6th June from 9am – 10am only.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Out of Stock Items
Girl’s winter tunic sizes 10 and 14

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns and exchanges by sending an email. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be retuned/exchanged at the school office with a note and your child’s name and class.

Volunteers
The Uniform shop is run by volunteers. If you are able to volunteer please contact the Uniform Shop for more information.

Sarah and Maria, Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. If you haven’t paid your child’s ensemble fees and/or instrument hire fees for this year, please note that they are overdue and immediate payment is required to avoid late charges. Payment via Qkr is also the preferred option to avoid processing fees. Please contact Sandra if you have any questions.

Yearly Ensemble Fee 2017:  Junior Strings, Senior Strings – $350, Training Band – $400, Concert Band – $450

Band Information Night and free instrument hire! 
Are you interested in having a bit of fun playing music with your friends, and you are in Year 3 and above?
Come and find out how you can join the Eastwood Public School Training Band!
Date: Thursday 15th June
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Eastwood Public School Hall
There will be an exciting Band demo , followed by information about our band program and instrument tryout. Free instrument hire will be available to the first 5 students to sign up and commit to the introductory group, followed by the training band for the rest of the school year.

Upcoming Events
K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13 June at 11:40am in the School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26 June 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29 June at 7pm in School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31 July at Sydney Opera House.

Enquiries

Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Marist College Eastwood – Market Day
Marist College Eastwood’s annual Market Day will be held on Sunday 28th May. For details, please click here.

Fete – Ermington Public School
Ermington Public School will be holding their fete on Saturday 27th May 2017. For more information, please click here.

Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
The Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra is conducting a family concert on Sunday 18th June. If you are interested in attending, please click here for more information.

UTS Bright Futures Workshops
The University Technology Sydney (UTS) is running a series of educational workshops targeting primary and early secondary school aged students in the July and October school holidays. The program is called Bright Futures and offers a unique combination of eye-opening experiences based around subjects studied at UTS including STEM, Robotics, Creativity and Forensics. For more information, please click here.

16th May 2017

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Every year, we have a group of students attend the Chinese Eisteddfod. With the assistance of our Chinese language teachers, they learn a variety of poems to recite at the eisteddfod. This weekend the non-native Mandarin speaking students will perform. We wish them well and appreciate the effort that goes into preparing for this event.

We have had a number of student safety issues with parents driving into the school car park. While we understand parking in the area is difficult, our concern is for the safety of all students. We ask parents not to use the car park to drop-off or pick-up students.

Road safety is part of our school curriculum and we are helping students learn safe ways to cross the road. To reinforce our messages it would be appreciated if parents could cross Rowe St at either the traffic lights opposite the fire station or use the pedestrian crossing opposite the bottom school gate.

Kindergarten Connections
Kindergarten Connections will be running in the Kindergarten classrooms every Monday this term. Kindergarten Connections is a government initiative that fosters and encourages community connections to school and learning.  The children will develop skills in problem solving, investigations, creative thinking, and group work.

Parents are welcome to attend and are encouraged to participate in the activities in their child’s classroom. Next week classes KW, KH and KS will be participating. The sessions begin at 2pm and finish at approximately 2:50pm.  Please meet your child’s class and their visiting Kindergarten Connections teacher at their classroom.

Winter PSSA

Soccer
Girls A drew 0 – 0.
Girls B drew 0 – 0.
Jr A drew 1 – 1.
Jr B won 1 – 0.
Sr Boys drew 1 – 1.

Netball
Senior A – Won 31 – 5.
Senior B – Won 33 – 0.
Junior A won 23 – 4.
Junior B won 3 – 1.

OzTag
Girls – lost 8 – 5
Boys – won 4 – 3

Zone Cross Country
Best wishes to the 64 children representing Eastwood at the Ryde Zone Cross Country carnival on Wednesday 17th May. Remember to bring plenty of drinking water, food, hat, sunscreen, something to sit on (eg., a picnic rug) and something quiet to do while you are waiting for your race. An Eastwood shirt, for the student competitors to wear in their events, will be issued on the day.

Athletics Carnival
The school’s annual Athletics Carnival is less than three weeks away, so it would be a good idea for students to start training with some sprints! The carnival is scheduled for Thursday 1st June at Auburn Athletics Track, Percy Street, Auburn. Please return all student permission notes as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 5. Please order before Friday 19th May.

Voluntary Contributions for 2017
Voluntary Contributions for 2017 has started. A big thanks to all the families who have donated so far.
Your donations provide necessary funding so that the P&C can run major projects and provides the best equipment and experiences for our students. Your money goes directly to our school and is not handled by government agencies and does not go to pay wages. Every dollar helps to improve our school.
You should have received a Voluntary Contributions form in your child’s schoolbag. Forms are available in the school office foyer if you did not receive one.
Donations can be paid at the school office or via the QKR app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Thank you
Tim Radnidge, P&C President

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 6th June from 9am – 10am only.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Uniform shop will keep filling QKR and Mail orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Out of Stock items
Winter Tunics – sizes 10 and 14
Blouse – size 6

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchanges by sending us an email. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be returned/exchanged at the school office with a note and your child’s name and class.

Volunteers
We need volunteers to train as cashiers. Please contact Uniform Shop for more information.

Maria and Sarah, Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. If you haven’t paid your child’s ensemble fees and/or instrument hire fees for this year, please note that they are overdue and immediate payment is required to avoid late charges. Payment via Qkr is also the preferred option to avoid processing fees. Please contact Sandra if you have any questions.

Yearly Ensemble Fee 2017:  Junior Strings, Senior Strings – $350, Training Band – $400, Concert Band – $450

Upcoming Events
K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13th June at 11:40am in the School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in the School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Marist College Eastwood – Market Day
Marist College Eastwood’s annual Market Day will be held on Sunday 28th May. For details, please click here.

International Families Day – 21st May from 1.30-3.30pm
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is holding an International Families Day to celebrate the Vietnamese and Lao community within the South-West region. There will be food, music, poetry and dancing, as well as a clay workshop for the children. For more details, please click here.

Fete – Ermington Public School
Ermington Public School will be holding their fete on Saturday 27th May 2017. For more information, please click here.

9th May 2017

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The Inter-school chess competition began last Friday with our teams winning all their matches. A great way to start the competition. We are still however, looking for more students to join the competition on Friday afternoons after school. If you are interested in chess and would like to play competitively, please see Mr Ramsay.

We finally had a sunny day to run our Cross Country Carnival last week. It was inspiring to see all our students participating in the activity so enthusiastically, even if the enthusiasm began to drift away towards the end of the race. After all, running 2 or 3km is a long way. Best of luck to all those student participating in the Zone Cross Country next Thursday.

Thank you to all the families who have paid their voluntary contributions. Each year the P&C uses Voluntary Contributions to raise funds to run projects and make our school a better place for students. This year, we will be using money from Voluntary Contributions for an upgrade to the school library and to purchase vital computer equipment to be shared by all students.

NAPLAN
A reminder that NAPLAN tests are on this week.
Tuesday 9th May: Language Conventions at 9:30am, Writing at 12.00 noon
Wednesday 10th May: Reading at 9.30am
Thursday 11th May: Numeracy at 9.30am
Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. Catch up tests can be done on the afternoon of these three days or on Friday 12th May.

Opportunity Class Application
Dear Year 4 Parents,

The online applications for Opportunity Class placement 2018 opened on Wednesday 26th April 2017 and will close on Friday 12th May at 10:00pm.  If you intend to apply but have not done so, I encourage you to please apply as quickly as possible as late applications will not be accepted.

Mrs Cuasay
Stage 2 Assistant Principal

Parent Representative for the Student Welfare Committee
We are in the process of updating the School Student Welfare Policy and we wold like a parent to represent the school community’s perspective. The meetings are held in 5-6S classroom on Tuesday afternoons on the following dates:20th June; 1st August; 12th September; 24th October; 28th November. It is not anticipated that the representative would need to attend all meetings.

If you would like this role please advise Mrs Sparrow or leave a message at the office.

Winter PSSA
Soccer
Junior A lost 4 – 1
Junior B lost 4 – 0
Senior won 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Dilshan M
Girl A Drew 0 -0. Player of the Match: Jennifer
Girl B Won 2-1. Player of the Match: Orchid

Netball
Senior A:  Bye            
Senior B won 23 – 1. Player of the Match: Anisha
Junior A won 6 – 3
Junior B lost 2 – 0

Tigertag
Boys lost 11 – 3 
Girls lost 8 – 3

School Cross Country
Well done to all the students who participated in the school cross country last week. Congratulations to the following students who were champions in their respective age groups on the day.

8/9 Year old girls: Dulanga K.   
8/9 Year old boys: Brannavan P.
10 Year old girls: Eva L.     
10 Year old boys: Daryl Y.
11 Year old girls: Milni K.    
11 Year old boys: Rafe M.
12/13 Year old girls: Joy C.   
12/13 Year old boys: Patrick Q.

Zone Cross Country
The zone cross country will be held on Wednesday 17th May at Meadowbank Park. Relevant information will be on the permission note which will be handed out this week.

School Athletics Carnival
Hope your training is underway! The carnival will be held on Thursday 1st June. More information will be on the permission note which will be issued shortly.

Thank you
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 4. Please order before Friday 12th May.

Spring Fair 2017 Committee
Want to be a part of  the Spring Fair 2017 Committee? The Spring Fair is one of the most fun and hugely anticipated days for our children and a highly rewarding event for the entire Eastwood School Community. We are gearing up to building a wonderful committee of parents who would love to be a part of this event again.

 This is what we are looking for…

You love organising.
 You enjoy working together with parents just like you.
 You have loads of enthusiasm. 
 And you have an hour to spare each week.

If this sounds like you so far, then please email Shilpa on shilpa@shilpatul.com or call on 0424480613.

 Cheers,
 Shilpa and Atul
 Co-Convenors Spring Fair 2017
  

Looking for the next Spring Fair convenor
Spring Fair is a major event which happens every year at our school. We have over 700 volunteers who help make the day a success and thousands of people come through our gates to enjoy this event.
For the past 3 years, school parents Shilpa and Atul have done a fantastic job in ensuring that the day is a big success. The role they take on is the Spring Fair convener and this role is responsible for coordinating, planning and overseeing all of the activities for Spring Fair. This role is challenging but also extremely rewarding when the day arrives. This year will be the last Spring Fair that Shilpa and Atul will be in the convener role, as they are year 6 parents.
We are looking to find someone to take on the role of Spring Fair convener for 2018. If you are interested, now is an excellent opportunity to spend time with Shilpa and Atul in their final year to see what is required in this role.
If you have any questions or you are interested in finding out more about the role please contact me via the P&C email at pc@eastwood.nsw.edu.au

Voluntary Contributions 2017
Voluntary Contributions for 2017 have now started and we are accepting payments. You should have received a form last week. You can make payment at the office by placing payment inside a clearly labelled envelope or online by downloading the Qkr application from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Voluntary Contributions are vital in ensuring we can provide top quality teaching resources,  equipment and experiences for the children at our school.

Thank you to all parents who have donated so far this year.

Fitting Day
Next Fitting Day is 6th June. Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail Orders each week until then.

Out of Stock Items
Winter Tunics – size 10 and size 14.
Blouses – size 6.

Volunteers
We need people to train as cashiers. Please contact Uniform Shop for more information.

Thanks for your support!

Sarah and Maria, convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Music Committee Meeting – Tomorrow
The music meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th May, from 2 to 3pm at the Uniform Shop. All parents with a child involved in the music program are welcome to join the meeting.

Upcoming Events 
3-6 Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in the School Hall
K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13th June at 11:40am in the School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in the School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

St Anthonys Recreation and Sports Stars
St Anthonys Recreation and Sports is running several sports programs. For more information, please click here.

Bunnings Warehouse Mothers Day Family Night
Bunnings is having a Mother’s Day Family Night. Bring along the family for a whole night of fun including D.I.Y. workshops where you can make a gift for Mum. There’ll also be free gift wrapping and light refreshments provided. Bookings are recommended. Please click here for details.

International Families Day – 21st May from 1.30-3.30pm
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is holding an International Families Day to celebrate the Vietnamese and Lao community within the South-West region. There will be food, music, poetry and dancing, as well as a clay workshop for the children. For more details, please click here.

Fete – Ermington Public School
Ermington Public School will be holding their fete on Saturday 27th May 2017. For more information, please click here.

2nd May 2017

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Kindergarten 2018
Do you have a child currently attending Eastwood Public School who has a brother or sister born between 1st August 2012 and 31st July 2013? If so, they are eligible to start Kindergarten next year in 2018. Please complete the Sibling Starting Kindergarten in 2018 note, and forward it to the school office. An application form will then be sent home to start the enrolment process.

Sinead Fisher – School Administration Manager

NAPLAN – Reminder
NAPLAN is on next week:
Tuesday 9th May – Language Conventions and Writing
Wednesday 10th May – Reading
Thursday 11th May – Numeracy
Please do NOT send your child to school if they are sick on the day. Students away on any of the days who are present on Friday 12th May may do a catch up test then.
Please note students will need their own 2B or HB lead pencil, eraser and barrel pencil sharpener.

Kindergarten Connections

Kindergarten Connections will be running in the Kindergarten classrooms every Monday this term. Kindergarten Connections is a government initiative that fosters and encourages community connections to school and learning.  The children will develop skills in problem solving, investigations, creative thinking, and group work.

Parents are welcome to attend and are encouraged to participate in the activities in their child’s classroom. Next week classes KW, KH and KS will be participating. The sessions begin at 2pm and finish at approximately 2:50pm.  Please meet your child’s class and teacher at their classroom.

Ryde Schools Spectacular
Following are the Ryde School Spectacular rehearsal and performance dates for the Junior Choir:
•Tuesday 27th June – Ryde Civic Centre
•Tuesday 5th September- Ryde Civic Centre
•Tuesday 10th October- Ryde Civic Centre
•Friday 4th October – Opera House Rehearsal
•Thursday 26th October – Opera House Performance

Bookclub
This week Issue 3 of Book Club will be distributed. Orders are due by Thursday 11th May 2017.
Orders can be made online by visiting scholastic.com.au/LOOP or by downloading the ‘Scholastic Bookclub Loop for parents’ app.
Please contact Louise Elrick (louise.elrick@gmail.com) if you have any enquiries or concerns.

Book Club Parent Volunteer
Louise Elrick

Winter PSSA

Soccer
Junior A won 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Brannavan P
Junior B lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Aaron L
Senior Drew 2 – 2. Player of the Match: Micah W
Girls A lost 7 – 1. Player of the Match: Vanessa L
Girls B lost 6 – 2. Player of the Match: Julia T

Netball
Junior A won 9 – 6.
Junior B had a bye.
Senior A won 24 – 2. Player of the Match: Ashley Z
Senior B had a bye.

Tigertag
Boys won 7 – 6.
Girls lost 6 – 5.

Cross Country
The annual cross country was held today at Meadowbank Park. Well done to all students who participated and a massive thank you to all parents who came down to support the school. Thank you also to Miss Brewster and Ms Nguyen for all the extra work of organising the carnival this year. The cross country champions will be presented in an assembly to be advised.

Thank you
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 3. Please order before Friday 5th May.

Voluntary Contributions start this week
This week we will be commencing Voluntary Contributions for 2017. This is an important fund raising activity run by the school P&C. All money raised is used to benefit our school.
The money we raised last year was used to pay for the grass area, play equipment and new covering in front of the school hall. This year, the P&C will be using our donations to jointly fund the library upgrade project and to pay for new computers and other technology for classrooms.

Please keep an eye out in your child’s school bag this week for the Voluntary Contributions letter and form.

Voluntary Contributions payment processing helpers
The P&C is looking for any parents who can help with assisting us process payments one morning a week for the next 6 weeks. This would be 1 hour a week in the morning, helping our treasurer to open envelopes and process payments.

Thanks to parent helpers
We would also like to say thank you to all the parent helpers who helped to prepare Voluntary Contribution letters last Friday night. Thanks to Sona and her brother, Chitty and her husband, Lei, Mimi, Whitney and Vijay. Special thanks to Sona for letting us work at her home and to Vijay for going to Officeworks to get extra envelopes late at night, to ensure all the work was completed within two hours. Thank you!

Fitting Days
Please note today is Fitting Day, for looking at sizes. If you need to have your child there, could you please let the volunteers know so we can get the children to class asap. It also helps if you email the Uniform Shop, so we can prioritise. We open from 9-10am.

To avoid queues, please find sizing information on the school website, on the QKR app and use QKR to order, or put the order form with credit card details in to the school office by Tuesday morning, for delivery to the classroom this week.

 The next Fitting Day will be Tuesday 6th June.

 Out of Stock
 We may be out of stock of grey trousers size 4, and are low on winter tunics size 10. Please make sure you include a contact number or email on every mail order, so we can contact you if any items are not available. If you order by QKR, we do not receive any contact details, so if items are not available, volunteers will send a note with this information and missing items will be sent as soon as they become available.

 Please contact the Uniform Shop if you have any questions, if you would like to volunteer or if you have any suggestions.

 Sarah Nguyen and Maria Bridges, conveners
 eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

All bands and strings groups resumes weekly rehearsals this week. Let’s keep our great attendance for another term of wonderful music making!

Rehearsal Schedules 
Concert Band – Monday 3:15pm to 4:15pm and Wednesday 8.00am to 9.00am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8.00am to 9.00am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Monday 8.00am to 9.00am, School Hall
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15pm to 4:15pm, School Hall

Music Committee Meeting – next week
The music meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th May, from 2pm to 3pm in the Uniform Shop. All parents with a child involved in the music program are welcome to join the meeting.

Upcoming Events  
3-6 Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2.00pm in School Hall
K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13th June at 11:40am in the School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday July 31 at Sydney Opera House

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Epping Youth Band Primarily Brass – New Players Required
There is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to join Primarily Brass, a local community youth band. We are currently seeking NEW members, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind instruments.
Primarily Brass is made up of musicians aged 9 to 16 from schools from the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. Band members are intermediate standard musicians (e.g. AMEB grade 2 or higher).
We rehearse fortnightly during school terms on Friday evenings from 7.45-9.00pm at Epping Heights Public School. All members are required to continue in their school band and music programs.
If you are interested in joining the band, please contact the band for more details.

Email: auditions@primarilybrass.org.au
Website: www.primarilybrass.org.au

Free Ryde Go4Fun Program
Enrolments are still being taken for term 2 for Ryde Go4Fun. For further details, please click here for Monday’s program, or here for Tuesday’s program.

City of Ryde Council Disability Inclusion Plan
Help make Ryde a more inclusive community by contributing to the council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan. For more information, please click here.

International Families Day – 21st May from 1.30-3.30pm
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is holding an International Families Day to celebrate the Vietnamese and Lao community within the South-West region. There will be food, music, poetry and dancing, as well as a clay workshop for the children. For more details, please click here.

Fete – Ermington Public School
Ermington Public School will be holding their fete on Saturday 27th May 2017. For more information, please click here.

4th April 2017

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Music Camp 2017Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Music Camp last week, it was an outstanding two days. The days were filled with fun, opportunities to build friendships between parents, tutors and students as well as the opportunity to build and refine musical talents. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to assist, to Sandra for her organisation and the teaching staff who attended to support the students.

We are looking forward to the Easter Hat Parade this Thursday from 12.15pm. Families are invited to have a picnic lunch with their child after the event on school grounds.

Our ANZAC Day commemoration will be held on the first day of Term 2 and we would like to invite parents and community members to attend the service from 9.30am. The Service pays respect to the many men and women who lost their lives in war.

This week marks the end of another busy term at Eastwood Public School. Friday 7th April is the last day of the school term. Students return to school on Wednesday 26th April. 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy break from school.

Opportunity Class Placement
Opportunity classes cater for highly achieving academically gifted students. These classes help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level.

Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test and school assessments. The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2018, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available from 26 April 2017 in a printed application information booklet and at https://education.nsw.gov.au/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-5 . The application website opens on 26 April 2017 and closes on Friday 12 May 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

There are no paper application forms. If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Unit for assistance after 26 April 2017. You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Easter Hat Parade

Our hat parade starts at 12.15pm this Thursday 6th April. The children should bring their hats to school in the morning and can wear colourful mufti for the day. All parents and family are invited and are welcome to stay and have lunch with the children.

Lost Property

All lost property will be displayed under the jacaranda tree  at 3.10 this Thursday 6th April. Please check to see if your child owns any items. We strongly encourage you to take the time in the holidays to relabel all your child’s belongings with their full name (not just first name) and 2017 class. This helps lost items return to their rightful owners as quickly as possible. 

PSSA
PSSA was cancelled last week due to wet weather. This week will hopefully see the start of the winter PSSA season. Any students who still have not returned their contracts need to do this ASAP.

Fitting Days
We are open for Fitting Day today – our next Fitting Day will be Tuesday, 2nd May. If you need to bring your child to be fitted, please notify the volunteers at the door, to prioritise them to go to class, or email to make an appointment with the volunteers.

Fitting Days are really for those people who have difficulty using QKR or our mail order system or are unable to choose a size without viewing. These methods allow you to receive your orders without the queues, so give them a try! If you have any questions, please email the Uniform Shop and the volunteers will be happy to meet up to explain these methods in more detail.

Size details are available on QKR or through the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Winter Uniforms
Our stock of winter polos has now arrived, except for size 16.
We do not stock girls tights or Year 6 jerseys.

Exchanges or Secondhand Items
Please email Uniform Shop if you need to exchange or would like to view secondhand uniforms outside of Fittings Days.
Sarah Nguyen/Maria Bridges, Conveners
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Music Program convenor
Enthusiastic Instrumental Music Program convenor required for an outstanding Primary school music program.

Applicants must have an understanding of, and experience with, primary school instrumental programs and a passion for music. Candidates will need high level interpersonal skills and ability to liaise between conductors, tutors, parents, students and school staff using efficient modes of communication, empathy and a sense of humour. Basic computer skills such as the ability to use email, microsoft word and excel are essential.

Hours are flexible but are to be negotiated with committee – hours are usually 60 to 80 hours over a ten week term. Successful applicant must have appropriate levels of working with children checks. Successful applicants must love music. 

Initial appointment will be for a one term trial. Hourly rate $35.00.

Closing date for applications April 21 2017

For further information please contact Winnie Cheung via email pc@eastwood.nsw.edu.au or forward your application to WinnieCheung at pc@eastwood.nsw.edu.au

Music Camp – a wonderful experience
Ninety-four music campers had two fun-filled days at Baden Powell Scouts Centre. The weather was nice, the food was delicious, the lodging was comfortable and the activities were fun. Most of all, the company was great and the rehearsals and performances were rewarding.

Thanks to Mr Ramsay, school teachers, office staff, conductors, music tutors and parent volunteers – without your support the camp could not have gone through so smoothly.

Rehearsals start in Week 2, Term 2 – from 1st May
All bands and string groups will resume weekly rehearsals in Week 2, Term 2, i.e. from 1st May.

Music Committee Meeting – Week 2, Term 2
The next music meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd May, from 2 to 3pm at the Uniform Shop. All parents with a child involved in the music program are welcome to join the meeting.

Upcoming Events
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in the School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Parramatta City Council – School Holiday Activity Guide
We have loads of free activities to keep your kids entertained throughout the Autumn holidays! Why not treat the kids to a fun day learning the skills of Gymnastics or Rugby League? What about something a bit different like Cooking or Skateboarding? There’s something for everyone these autumn holidays. Remember – Registrations for all activities open on  Monday 27th March at 9:30am. For full details please click here. 

Ryde Library – April School Holiday Program 
To see what activities are available at Ryde Library during the school holidays, please go to: http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Library/Something-for-Everyone/Children/Childrens-Activities 

Ryde Library – Effective Writing Workshop
Ryde Library would like to invite all students aged 10yrs+ to their Effective Writing Workshop in May. This workshop will cover the necessary writing skill for children and includes grammar, meaning, spelling, usage and spelling. For more information, please click here.

Kids in the Park
Sydney’s largest school holiday program returns this autumn school holidays. There are over 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained. A range of activities are free or under $25. Some of the Activities include:  Archery, Science and Writing Workshops, Gymnastics, Circus Skills and Flying Trapeze, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory, Mythical Creatures Egg Hunt, Sport and Adventure Camps, Space Racing for Kids ….and lots more. Full details at www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

Cinema in the Park – POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – See Council website for new dates.
The City of Ryde holds an annual Cinema in the Park event that features popular movies. The free screenings are held during March in different locations around the City of Ryde. Bring your picnic rug or low chair and find a spot on the grass – or plaza!

Movies start at sundown, approximately 8pm.
•Entry is free
•All venues are smoke free
•All venues are wheelchair accessible
•Food vendors will be available for movie attendees to purchase dinner at each park location from 5.30pm and restaurants are available onsite at Eastwood Plaza
•Parking available at all venues
•All movies include closed captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
•Movies will be shown on an inflatable screen with excellent clarity and stereo sound

 For details, please check the website www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/cinema.

West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair
There’s something for everyone at the annual West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair on Saturday 8th April. Proceedings begin at 9.00am with the traditional Easter Parade from Miriam Park to the town centre. There will also be market stalls with a range of international foods and local information at the Easter Fair in the West Ryde Plaza, Graf Ave and Market Street. For families and kids there will be rides, games, entertainment including an animal farm, reptiles, wild life animals and a big slide. All your favourite competitions will be running too, including the Best Decorated Wheels Competition (bicycles, prams, scooters etc), Bonnet competition and Singing Star Contest.

ANZAC Commemoration Service
There will be an ANZAC Commemoration Service at Anzac Park, West Ryde on Tuesday 25th April, commencing at 9am. The service will include the unveiling of the ‘Remembrance Walk’ with 12 new commemorative plaques which highlight the history and involvement of Ryde during WW1. 

Junior Science Academy
The Junior Science Academy is a program offered at Macquarie University  to help children develop their understanding of science concepts and knowledge. It aims to support their science understanding and enhance and extend their school science learning.
Please see flyer or website for more details, including the activities on each day, and to book your child’s place for the upcoming school holidays.

Gordon Rugby Community Day
Saturday 8th April at Chatswood Oval is Gordon Rugby Community Day. Usually these games are $15 entry but entry is FREE! This day provides a great showcase of future Wallabies and Waratahs as well as current and ex Super Rugby players. Details can be found here.

28th March 2017

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Thank you
A special thank you to Samantha K, Emily L, Josephine C, Kuna B, Lydia K, Spriha S, Nyomita B and Angela L who performed their Bollywood dance at the Eastwood Community Info Expo last week. The dance was the opening performance at the Expo and was very enthusiastically received by the Eastwood community in attendance. We would also like to thank Ms Lau for guiding and supporting the students in their performance.

Week 11
Next week, we would like to invite parents and community members to three special events.

  • The K-6 Assembly on Tuesday 4th April at 11.40am
  • The Easter Service on Wednesday 5th April at 10.30am
  • The Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 6th April from 12.15pm.

Parent Teacher Interviews-Bookings still open – It’s not too late!!
Interviews with teachers commence this week. Most interviews will be held in classrooms except those requiring interpreters.

Bookings are still open if you wish to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher. Go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au.
Interviews with teachers in English please use the code teznj.
Interviews with an interpreter use the code u3efz and please choose a language, either Cantonese, Mandarin or Korean.

Interpreter interviews on Tuesday 4th April and Thursday 6th April will be conducted in the school hall.

Mrs Winsor

Easter Hat Making
The children will be involved in hat making this Wednesday 29th March.
Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will make or decorate their hats at school with some assistance from their K2 class buddies. The Years 3-6 students will need to bring all required materials to school on Wednesday to make or decorate their hats.
The Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 children are expected to make their hats at home.
More information about the upcoming Hat Parade will be sent home this week.

Summer PSSA
There were no games last Friday due to the rain. Summer PSSA resumes in the middle of Term 3.

Winter PSSA
This Friday is the first round of winter PSSA. Please see the Ryde PSSA website (www.pssa.net.au) for draw information.
It is requested that students who are involved do not order a hot lunch from the canteen on Fridays. Please ensure all winter sports contracts are returned to coaches as soon as possible.

Area Swimming
Congratulations to the students who competed at Sydney North Area Swimming last Monday. A special mention goes to the following students whose results in their respective age groups are below:

Freestyle
Jinu S.                        32:56              3rd
Brandon S.                29:55              1st

Breaststroke
Eva L.                         43:23              3rd
James C.                    39:27              2nd
Brandon S.                40:16              3rd

Butterfly
Jinu S.                        35:19              1st

Open 100m
Brandon S.                                        3rd

200m IM
Jinu S.                       2:58:22           2nd

These students will now progress to state carnival, which is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all participants and a special congratulations to those of you representing Eastwood Public School at the state carnival. We are very proud of you all.

Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 11. Please order before Friday 31st March.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Please use QKR, email your order form OR put your mail order at the office by Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. Please only put one form in – if you email, do not also put the original into the office, it can be confusing and you may end up with a double order.
For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchanges by sending us an email. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be returned/exchanged at the office with a note and your child’s class.

Fitting Day Next Week – Tuesday 4th April

Volunteers
We are a volunteer-run Uniform Shop, with all profit going back to help the school with resources, so please contact us if you would like to help! We are welcoming parents to help at the Uniform Shop on Tuesday mornings, but if you are available another day, please contact us, we may have a role for you.

Sarah Nguyen/Maria Bridges, convenors

No weekly rehearsals for CB, TB, SS and JS this week, due to the music camp on Monday and Tuesday 27-28 March.

Music Camp – it’s on now Monday & Tuesday 27-28 March!
The music camp performance is on Tuesday 28 March 1:45 – 2:30 pm at Baden Powell Scouts Centre. Come to enjoy the performance and take your child home afterwards. Parents are responsible to take your child or children home.

Upcoming Events
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – 26 June (Monday) 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – July 31 (Monday) at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2 May at 2pm in School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Parramatta City Council – School Holiday Activity Guide
We have loads of free activities to keep your kids entertained throughout the Autumn holidays! Why not treat the kids to a fun day learning the skills of Gymnastics or Rugby League? What about something a bit different like Cooking or Skateboarding? There’s something for everyone these autumn holidays. Remember – Registrations for all activities open on  Monday 27th March at 9:30am. For full details please click here. 

Ryde Library
April School Holiday Program 
Please go to: http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Library/Something-for-Everyone/Children/Childrens-Activities 
NB: SCRATCH JR CODING WORKSHOPS ARE FULLY BOOKED!

Kids in the Park
Sydney’s largest school holiday program returns this autumn school holidays. There are over 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained. A range of activities are free or under $25. Some of the Activities include:  Archery, Science and Writing Workshops, Gymnastics, Circus Skills and Flying Trapeze, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory, Mythical Creatures Egg Hunt, Sport and Adventure Camps, Space Racing for Kids ….and lots more. Full details at www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

Cinema in the Park – POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – See Council website for new dates.
The City of Ryde holds an annual Cinema in the Park event that features popular movies. The free screenings are held during March in different locations around the City of Ryde. Bring your picnic rug or low chair and find a spot on the grass – or plaza!

Movies start at sundown, approximately 8pm.
•Entry is free
•All venues are smoke free
•All venues are wheelchair accessible
•Food vendors will be available for movie attendees to purchase dinner at each park location from 5.30pm and restaurants are available onsite at Eastwood Plaza
•Parking available at all venues
•All movies include closed captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
•Movies will be shown on an inflatable screen with excellent clarity and stereo sound

 For details, please check the website www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/cinema.

West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair
There’s something for everyone at the annual West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair on Saturday 8th April. Proceedings begin at 9.00am with the traditional Easter Parade from Miriam Park to the town centre. There will also be market stalls with a range of international foods and local information at the Easter Fair in the West Ryde Plaza, Graf Ave and Market Street. For families and kids there will be rides, games, entertainment including an animal farm, reptiles, wild life animals and a big slide. All your favourite competitions will be running too, including the Best Decorated Wheels Competition (bicycles, prams, scooters etc), Bonnet competition and Singing Star Contest.

ANZAC Commemoration Service
There will be an ANZAC Commemoration Service at Anzac Park, West Ryde on Tuesday 25th April, commencing at 9am. The service will include the unveiling of the ‘Remembrance Walk’ with 12 new commemorative plaques which highlight the history and involvement of Ryde during WW1. 

FETE –  Saturday 1st  April 10:00  to 2:00 pm at Uniting Church
 Uniting Church Fete: 7 Maxim Street West Ryde. Monster Garage Sale, Sausage Sizzle, Jumping Castle, Free children’s activities, Prizes  – with free entry to Lucky Door prize,  Moana  Dance displays with free Workshop, Cake Stall, Noodles,  All day tea/coffee and cakes. $5:00 Value Voucher available for children 10 years and under. Playground on premises.  All proceeds to Ryde Uniting Church.

Junior Science Academy
The Junior Science Academy is a program offered at Macquarie University  to help children develop their understanding of science concepts and knowledge. It aims to support their science understanding and enhance and extend their school science learning.
Please see flyer or website for more details, including the activities on each day, and to book your child’s place for the upcoming school holidays.

21st March 2017

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Congratulations to all our swimming team that represented the school and the Ryde Zone at the Sydney North Swimming carnival. Eva, Brandon, James and Jinu swam particularly well, earning themselves a spot in the Sydney North team to compete at the State swimming championships.

I’d like to compliment Aman and Torrence on their participation in the Ryde Rotary Public Speaking Competition last week. Their speeches were exceptionally well prepared, delivered with confidence and engaged the audience in their thoughts and ideas.  Polished performances, well done.

Best of luck to our Year 5 Bollywood dancers who are performing on Thursday at the Eastwood Community Info Expo. If you are in the Eastwood Plaza at approximately 9:50am, stop and support our students, I’m sure they would appreciated it.

Please take the opportunity during the next two weeks, to arrange an interview with your child’s class teacher. You can book a time online at https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/ using the code teznj

On Thursday 6th April, the last week of Term 1, is our annual Easter Hat Parade. Its always an event our students really enjoy. We would like to invite parents and community members to join us at school from 12:15am to enjoy the parade with our students.

We still have students not being supervised by parents or carers after school. For the safety of all students, please make sure your child is not left unattended in the playground for any reason after school finished at 3.10pm.

Ryde Rotary Public Speaking Competition
The Ryde Rotary Public Speaking Competition was an exciting event and we both felt honoured to go compete against such skilled speakers from other schools.
My topic was: We should recycle everything at home and school and Aman’s was: Homework is good for kids.

Aman and Torrance, Year 6

Pinnacle Program
Marsden High care about each of the students enrolled at our school and set out to nurture them and prepare them for the wider world. With this is mind, they have developed a comprehensive program to cater for individual needs as well as preparing students for the real world. The Pinnacle program was created to extend and challenge creative and innovative thinkers and learners at Marsden High School in order to maximise educational outcomes.

In order to cater for the needs of students in the Pinnacle (Year 7 and 8) and enrichment classes (9 – 12), all staff have been trained to differentiate learning approaches to enrich student experiences via project based learning. In addition, teachers of Pinnacle classes undertake collaborative professional learning to ensure current research is embedded into teaching and learning programs.

This program increases the capacity of students who show potential in one key learning area or many. Our goal is to prepare students for the future, giving them the skills they need for the C21st, with the understanding they will be working in careers which don’t exist at the moment.

You can find out more about the program from the attached brochure or by contacting Marsden High School.

Parent/Teacher Interviews
Have you booked an interview with your child’s teacher?
When-March 27th until April 7th.
How-go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and use the code teznj
If you need an interpreter use the code u3efz

Make an Easter Hat for the Hat Parade
The Easter Hat Parade will be held on Thursday 6th April for all K-6 students. Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students will make their hats at home and bring them to school on the day of the parade. Years 3, 4 ,5 and 6 are encouraged to bring their hat making materials to school next Wednesday, 29th March, for a fun hat making session with their K-2 buddies.
The parade will start at 12.15pm and the children can wear mufti. Parents are welcome to stay after the parade and have lunch with the children if they wish.

PSSA
There was no PSSA last week. This week is the last week of Summer PSSA for Term 1. Cricket and Newcombeball/Volleyball will be playing Denistone East Public School (Meadowbank Park). Softball/Teeball will be playing Boronia Park Public School (Boronia Park).

Winter PSSA
This week tryouts will continue for some of our winter PSSA sport teams. Children will need to listen carefully to announcements made in assembly to know when the specific try outs are on. Winter PSSA commences next Friday. Students who have been selected for winter PSSA are required to return your contracts ASAP to your respective coaches.

Cross Country
Date: Thursday 23rd March, 2017
Time: Buses will be leaving the school at 9.10am and should begin returning at 1.20pm.
The first race starts at approximately 10.30am. Girls 8/9 years will be first followed by Boys 8/9 years.
Venue: Meadowbank Park
Keep up the training and hope for good weather!

Area Swimming
Congratulations to the children who competed at the Sydney North Area swimming carnival yesterday. Results and special mentions will be in next week’s sport report. 

Zone Winter Trials
Zone winter trials were postponed due to the wet weather last week. Please refer to the Ryde PSSA website for updates regarding rescheduling. 

Thank you
Ken Leslie, Catherine Brewster and Peta Griffith

Click here to see the menu for Week 10. Please order before Friday 24th March.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Please use QKR, email your order form OR put your mail order in at the office by Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. Please only put one form in – if you email, do not also put the original into the office, it can be confusing and you may end up with a double order. 
For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchanges by sending us an email. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be returned/exchanged at the office with a note and your child’s class.

Next Fitting Day
The next fitting day will be Tuesday 4th April.

Out of Stock
We are out of Blue Winter Polo sizes 6,10,14 and 16

Volunteers
We are a volunteer-run Uniform Shop, with all profit going back to help the school with resources, so please contact us if you would like to help! We are welcoming parents to help at the Uniform Shop on Tuesday mornings.

Acknowledgement
Thank you to all the parents who help at the uniform shop. We appreciate your ongoing support. A big thank you also to the 5/6S SRCs for delivering the uniforms for us every Tuesday. You embody the school motto “Each can serve”!

Sarah Nguyen/Maria Bridges, conveners
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. Forms and invoices were emailed to parents on 28th January. Printed copies are available in the office on the rack. The ensemble fee is due for payment now. Contact Sandra if you have any inquires.

2017 Music Camp – Be Prepared
For those attending the camp, please read the list of ‘Things to Take to Music Camp’ from the Camp Information Pack. Parents should help their children to make sure all items will be packed for camp. It is essential that everyone brings a music stand to the camp. Please go to a music shop to buy one if you don’t have one yet. Music Black means a black music polo (available from Uniform Shop) plus long black trousers or skirt. 

It is wonderful that so many parents have volunteered to help out at the camp. A parent helper roster will be emailed to the involved parents at the end of this week.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp (all ensemble players) – 27th and 28th March (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in the School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

 Ryde Library
Curious Kids Club science workshops  – Air All Around Us
We usually can’t see the air around us, but it has a huge effect on us (apart from keeping us alive!). Try lots of experiments and learn about what air can do.
When: Monday 27 March
Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm
Where: Ryde Library
Ages: 5-12 years
More details can be found here.

April School Holiday Program 
Please go to: http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Library/Something-for-Everyone/Children/Childrens-Activities 
NB: SCRATCH JR CODING WORKSHOPS ARE FULLY BOOKED!

Kids in the Park
Sydney’s largest school holiday program returns this autumn school holidays. There are over 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained. A range of activities are free or under $25. Some of the Activities include:  Archery, Science and Writing Workshops, Gymnastics, Circus Skills and Flying Trapeze, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory, Mythical Creatures Egg Hunt, Sport and Adventure Camps, Space Racing for Kids ….and lots more. Full details at www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

Cinema in the Park – POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – See Council website for new dates.
The City of Ryde holds an annual Cinema in the Park event that features popular movies. The free screenings are held during March in different locations around the City of Ryde. Bring your picnic rug or low chair and find a spot on the grass – or plaza!

Movies start at sundown, approximately 8pm.
•Entry is free
•All venues are smoke free
•All venues are wheelchair accessible
•Food vendors will be available for movie attendees to purchase dinner at each park location from 5.30pm and restaurants are available onsite at Eastwood Plaza
•Parking available at all venues
•All movies include closed captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
•Movies will be shown on an inflatable screen with excellent clarity and stereo sound

 For details, please check the website www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/cinema.

West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair
There’s something for everyone at the annual West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair on Saturday 8th April. Proceedings begin at 9.00am with the traditional Easter Parade from Miriam Park to the town centre. There will also be market stalls with a range of international foods and local information at the Easter Fair in the West Ryde Plaza, Graf Ave and Market Street. For families and kids there will be rides, games, entertainment including an animal farm, reptiles, wild life animals and a big slide. All your favourite competitions will be running too, including the Best Decorated Wheels Competition (bicycles, prams, scooters etc), Bonnet competition and Singing Star Contest.

ANZAC Commemoration Service
There will be an ANZAC Commemoration Service at Anzac Park, West Ryde on Tuesday 25th April, commencing at 9am. The service will include the unveiling of the ‘Remembrance Walk’ with 12 new commemorative plaques which highlight the history and involvement of Ryde during WW1. 

FETE –  Saturday 1st  April 10:00  to 2:00 pm at Uniting Church
 Uniting Church Fete: 7 Maxim Street West Ryde. Monster Garage Sale, Sausage Sizzle, Jumping Castle, Free children’s activities, Prizes  – with free entry to Lucky Door prize,  Moana  Dance displays with free Workshop, Cake Stall, Noodles,  All day tea/coffee and cakes. $5:00 Value Voucher available for children 10 years and under. Playground on premises.  All proceeds to Ryde Uniting Church.

Junior Science Academy
The Junior Science Academy is a program offered at Macquarie University  to help children develop their understanding of science concepts and knowledge. It aims to support their science understanding and enhance and extend their school science learning.
Please see flyer or website for more details, including the activities on each day, and to book your child’s place for the upcoming school holidays.

14th March 2017

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Parent /Teacher Interviews-Bookings now open!
Teachers will be available for interviews during the last two weeks of this term, from 27th March-7th April. This year we will be using ‘School Interviews’, https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/, an online booking service to streamline the process for parents and teachers. Bookings will open on Tuesday 14th March. 

Parents should go to the website and use the code teznj to access the event and book an interview with their child’s teacher. There are NO interpreter services at these times.

Interpreters are available on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th April. Parents who require interpreters should use this code u3efz

If you do not have internet access please come to the office and we will be able to assist you.

Band Instrument Try-Out
Band Instrument Try-Out is on Monday 20th March at 8:30am in front of School Hall. Students in Year 3 and above are invited to join the Training Band. This is suitable for beginners.  Places available:- clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.  Please come and try instruments to find out your interest.

National Day of Action against Bullying
Friday 17th March is National Day of Action against Bullying. Students will be engaged in activities to help them learn how to be a safe and supportive bystander and some useful strategies to combat bullying. 

2017 Class lists

The Family Social Club has began collecting names for the Class lists. In the past parents have found the Class Lists to be extremely useful. If you would like to add you details to the class lists, please use the link below to an online form.

Please note: children’s names will only be printed on the class lists with their parent’s permission. Please ensure you tick the checkbox in the online form to give this permission otherwise your details will not be included in the class list.

http://goo.gl/forms/lQM6VUVRGu​

Please complete this by Wednesday 29th March 2017. Otherwise, your child’s name will NOT be included in the 2017 Class List

If you have any concerns or questions with regards to the 2017 class lists please contact Winnie Cheung at winniecyau@gmail.com

NAPLAN
Parents of students in Years 3 and 5 are advised to click here to read the information attached regarding the NAPLAN tests on the 9th, 10th and 11th of May.
No preparation is needed for this test. The students will be given familiarisation with test procedure at school but no further study is required.

 Sue Leitch
Deputy Principal

Mindquest – GAT weekend
This is a fast paced, challenging program designed to enrich and extend students of similar interests and abilities.

Any parents who are interested in enrolling their child in an exciting weekend of courses for gifted and talented students in Yrs 1 – 6 should ask to see their child’s stage supervisor for the enrolment form.

Mrs Eadie – Yrs 1 & 2 
Mrs Cuasay – Yrs 3 & 4
Mrs Sparrow – Yrs 5 & 6

Registration is due by Friday 7th April.

Sue Leitch
Deputy Principal

School Photos
Our photo day ran smoothly and the children were all very well turned out in their appropriate summer school uniform. The organisation and planning for a successful event is substantial and thanks is extended to Mrs Webb for her time and attention to detail to ensure its success.

Mrs Winsor

Harmony Day
Harmony Day recognises our rich multicultural society and will be celebrated at school on Tuesday the 21st of March. The children are encouraged to wear orange mufti and to bring along orange Crunch & Sip such as rockmelon, orange, apricots, mango, etc., The school will provide extra oranges and carrot sticks for all the students http://www.harmony.gov.au/

PSSA

Cricket
Juniors lost 116 – 76. Player of the Match: Brannavan
Seniors lost 4/55 – 6/29. Player of the Match: Micah

Teeball
Boys won 10 – 4. Player of the Match: Brendan
Girls lost 12 – 10. Player of the Match: Mia
Softball
Boys won 3 – 2. Player of the Match: Joshua
Girls won 7 – 3.

Newcombe Ball/ Volleyball
Junior drew 1 – 1. Player of the match: Ismael
Senior lost 1 – 0.Player of the Match: Nick
Volleyball won 1 – 0. Player of the Match: Yishun

There is no PSSA this week due to the Zone winter trials.

Zone Swimming Carnival 2017
The annual Ryde Zone Swimming Carnival was held last week at the Ryde Aquatic Centre with 16 schools participating. All our swimmers did a fantastic job and Eastwood Public School came 1st overall and received the Champion School Title!

Jinu Shin was the Junior Boys Champion, Eva Liu Runner-Up Junior Girls Champion and Brandon Shi was Runner Up Senior Boys Champion. Very impressive effort by all 3 swimmers!

Eastwood Results:
Eva Liu : 1st 10yrs Girls 50m Freestyle, 1st 50m Jr Breaststroke, 3rd, Jr 50m Breaststroke, 3rd 50m Jr Butterfly, 3rd Jr 200m IM (Awarded RUNNER-UP JUNIOR CHAMPION GIRL)

Jinu Shin: 1st 10yrs Boys 50m Freestyle, 3rd 50m Jr Breaststroke, 2nd 50m Jr Backstroke, 1st 50m Jr Butterfly, 1st Jr 200m IM (Awarded JUNIOR CHAMPION BOY)
Brandon Shi: 1st 12 years 50m Freestyle, 2nd Sr Boys 50m Breaststroke, 2nd 50m Sr Backstroke, 1st 100m Open freestyle, 1st Sr 200m IM (Awarded RUNNER-UP SENIOR CHAMPION BOY)
James Cho: 3rd 12yrs 50m freestyle, 3rd 50m Senior backstroke, 2nd Senior Boys 50m Butterfly, 1st Senior boys 50m breaststroke
Daniel Cho: 2nd Junior Boys 50m breaststroke, 4th Junior Boys 50m butterfly
James Chi: 4th 11 years breaststroke
Junior Boys Relay team: 1st
Senior Boys relay team: 1st
Senior Girls Relay team: 3rd

Many other children also swam in heats at Zone and put in a good performance. Well done to all our Zone swimmers. And thank you to the parents who willingly transported students to and from the pool.

Students who have qualified for Sydney North Area Carnival on Monday 20th March need to remember to get their form filled out and bring it on the day. They need to meet at the pool at least half an hour before it starts.

Cross Country
The Annual Eastwood Public School Cross Country is being held on Thursday 23rd March, 2017 at Meadowbank Park. Please return the permission note below to your class teacher by Wednesday 15th March. Keep up the training!

Winter PSSA trials
Winter PSSA will start in week 10 of this term. Trials will take place throughout this week and students wishing to try out need to be listening carefully for announcements for their chosen sport. The winter sports for PSSA are soccer, netball and oztag.

Click here to see the menu for week 9.  Please order before Friday 17th March.

The next P&C meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday the 15th of March. We welcome all parents and anyone who is interested from the school community to attend. The P&C is a group of school parents who work together to improve the school experience for all families. We would love to have you along at our upcoming meeting. We will be in the same building as the school office at the opposite end. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Please use QKR, email your order form OR put your mail order at the office by Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. Please put only ONE form in – if you email, please do not also put the original into the office, it can be confusing and you may end up with a double order.

For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchanges by sending an email to eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be returned/exchanged at the office with a note and your child’s class.

Out of Stock
White Polo shirts, sizes 12 and 14
Blue Winter Polo shirts, sizes 6, 10 and 14
Grey Trousers, size 6
Blue Track Pants, sizes 6 and 14

Volunteers
We are a volunteer-run Uniform Shop, with all profit going back to help the school with resources, so please contact us if you would like to help! We are welcoming parents to help at the Uniform Shop on Tuesday mornings.

Lost and Found
Plastic bag with food containers found last week. Please contact the Uniform Shop if this is yours.

Maria and Sarah
Uniform Shop Co-Convenors

Want to join a string or band group?
New members are welcome! Collect a copy of the Music Handbook 2017 from the school office to find out how to participate in the EPS Instrumental Music Program.

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. Forms and invoices were emailed to parents on 28th January. Printed copies are available in the office on the rack. The ensemble fee is due for payment now. Contact Sandra if you have any inquires.

2017 Music Camp – Enrol by this Friday 17th March
All ensemble players are invited to attend music camp, which will be filled with wonderful music time, fun and challenging activities, making new friends, campfire and yummy food!  
Date – Mon 27th March and Tuesday 28th March.
Venue – Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills.
The Music Camp Information Pack has already been emailed to parents. Enrolment note and forms were handed out to students during rehearsals. Enrolment and payment are due by Friday 17th March. Please pay by QKR to save processing time provided by parent volunteers. Contact Sandra at  music_eps@yahoo.com.au if you have any queries.

Special calling for Music Camp helper – join the 4th meeting on Monday 20th March.
Parent volunteers are needed now to help in Music Camp. Please come to the 4th music camp meeting on Monday 20th March at 9:15am at Uniform Shop. If the Uniform Shop is used by another activity, please see the poster on the door for the meeting place. You can also contact Sandra at  music_eps@yahoo.com.au  if you can help.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp (all ensemble players) – Monday March 27th and Tuesday 28th at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills.
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Go4Fun Programs
Join a FREE local Go4Fun program and help transform your 7 to 13 year old child into an active, happy, motivated kid this year. Go4Fun involves both parents and children, and focuses on developing healthy eating habits, building self-confidence and getting kids more active. If you would like your child:

  • Getting active every day
  • Spending less time watching TV or on the computer each day
  • Drinking more water and less sugar-sweetened drinks OR
  • Eating nutritious food

Then Go4Fun may be for you. Hornsby details click here. North Ryde details click here.

7th March 2017

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Gifted and Talented testing for 2018 Year 7 Students
Testing for current year 6 students wishing to apply for Ryde Secondary College Gifted and Talented Program for year 7 next year, will take place on Thursday, 30th March, 2017 from 8.30am to 1.30pm. Please click here for further information and for the application form. Applications close on Friday 17th March 2017.

School Photos
Class and individual school photos will be taken at school on Monday 13th March for all students in Years K-6. Students are to wear their full Summer school uniform (not sports uniform) including polished black school shoes. 

Girls: Summer dress and white socks

Boys: blue polo, grey shorts, and grey socks

Your child has been given an order envelope and information note. Students are to bring their order envelope to school on the day of the photographs. All children are to return their envelope, even if they are not purchasing photo prints. Please do not return orders to the office – hand to class teacher on the day.

Those families wishing to have sibling photos taken can collect a separate envelope from the school office. These photos will be taken before school, beginning at 8:30am, in the school hall.

K.Webb 

Principal & Parents Morning Tea
Our first 2017 Principal & Parents morning tea will be held next Tuesday, 14th  March at 9.30am in the library. This will be an opportunity for Kindergarten parents to develop a greater understanding of learning and development in Kindergarten. Ms Kouts and Mrs Webb will share, discuss and respond to questions about daily activities that the children participate in and offer suggestions for ways that parents can support their children at home. Mr Ramsay will be available to answer or clarify any queries you might have about our school. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday.

Mrs Winsor

Parent /Teacher Interviews
Teachers will be available for interviews during the last two weeks of this term, from 27th March-7th April. This year we will be using ‘School Interviews’, https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/, an online booking service to streamline the process for parents and teachers. Bookings will open on Tuesday 14th March. 

Parents should go to the website and use the code teznj to access the event and book an interview with their child’s teacher. There are NO interpreter services at these times.

Interpreters are available on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th April. Parents who require interpreters should use the code u3efz

If you do not have internet access please come to the office and we will be able to assist you.

Mrs Winsor

Lost Property
There are many items of lost property to be claimed. Lost property is currently kept in the store area on the lower floor of A Block, near the Kindergarten classrooms. Please check to see if your child owns any of these items. It would be most helpful if all children’s clothes and possessions were clearly labelled with their name and 2017 class. Please assist by updating labels with your child’s 2017 class

Mrs Winsor

PSSA
PSSA was cancelled last week due to wet weather. This week’s matches are Cricket/Newcombe Ball/Volleyball away to Boronia Park Public School (Boronia Park) and Softball/Teeball at home to Eastwood Heights (Meadowbank Park).

Zone Swimming
The annual Ryde Zone Swimming Carnival was held today. A huge thank you goes to all the parents that transported students to and from the venue today. The carnival would not be able to take place without your support and the school is very much appreciative of your time. Congratulations to all students involved in the carnival. We can’t wait to hear all about your results later this week.

Cross Country
The Annual Eastwood Public School Cross Country is being held on Thursday 23rd March, 2017 at Meadowbank Park. Keep training and listen out for further information in the coming weeks.

Winter PSSA Trials
Winter PSSA will be starting in Week 10 of this term. Students who are interested should be listening out over the next few weeks for announcements regarding try outs.

Ken Leslie and Catherine Brewster

Click here to see the menu for week 8. Please order before Friday 10th March.

Notice of next P&C meeting
Dear parents and Eastwood community, our next P&C meeting will be on Wednesday the 15th of March. We welcome all parents and anyone who is interested from the school community to attend. The P&C is a group of school parents who work together to improve the school experience for all families. We would love to have you along at our upcoming meeting. We will be in the same building as the school office at the opposite end. Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Please use QKR, email your order form OR put your mail order in at the office by Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. Only put one form in – if you email, please do not also put the original into the office, it can be confusing and you may end up with a double order. For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchange by sending an email to eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com. Otherwise you can leave items that need to be returned/exchanged at the office with a note and your child’s class.

Out of Stock
We are out of size 12 white polo shirts.

Volunteers
We are a volunteer-run Uniform Shop, with all profit going back to help the school with resources, so please contact us if you would like to help! We are welcoming parents to help at the Uniform Shop on Tuesday mornings.

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen, Convenors

Want to join a string or band group?
New members are welcome! Collect a copy of the Music Handbook 2017 from the school office to find out how to participate in the EPS Instrumental Music Program.

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. Forms and invoices were emailed to parents on 28th January. Printed copies are available in office on the rack. The ensemble fee is due for payment now. Contact Sandra if you have any enquires.

2017 Music Camp – Enrol Now
All ensemble players are invited to attend music camp, from Monday 27th to Tuesday 28th March. It will be filled with wonderful music time, fun and challenging activities, making new friends, campfire and yummy food! 
The venue is Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills. The Music Camp Information Pack has already been emailed to parents. Enrolment note and forms were handed out to students during rehearsals. Enrolment and payment are due by Friday 17th March. Please pay by QKR to save processing time provided by parent volunteers. Contact Sandra at  music_eps@yahoo.com.au  if you have any queries.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp (all ensemble players) – March 27th and 28th (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pomona St, Pennant Hills
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music_eps@yahoo.com.au)

Spirit of ANZAC – a Free Travelling Exhibition
The Spirit of ANZAC – Centenary Experience will be at the Sydney Convention Centre from 15th to 27th April, and free children’s activities will be on from 17th to 21st April. For more information, please click here.

Epping Youth Band Primarily Brass – New Players Required
Students are invited to the next rehearsal, at 7:45pm Friday 10th March. This is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to join Primarily Brass, a local community youth band, who are currently seeking new members, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind instruments. Primarily Brass is made up of musicians aged 9 to 16 from schools from the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. Band members are intermediate standard musicians (e.g. AMEB grade 2 or higher). Rehearsals are fortnightly during school terms on Friday evenings from 7:30 to 9pm, at Epping Heights Public School. All members are required to continue in their school band and music programs.
Email: auditions@primarilybrass.org.au
Website: www.primarilybrass.org.au

Ryde Go4Fun
Join a FREE local Go4Fun program and help transform your 7 to 13 year old child into an active, happy, motivated kid this year. Go4Fun involves both parents and children, and focuses on developing healthy eating habits, building self-confidence and getting kids more active. The 10 week Ryde Go4Fun program is a collaboration between NSW Health, the City of Ryde Sessions run after school and include informative games, fun and active exercise activities, tips on healthy food and portion sizes, label reading, a supermarket tour and more. If you would like your child:

  • Getting active every day
  • Spending less time watching TV or on the computer each day
  • Drinking more water and less sugar-sweetened drinks OR
  • Eating nutritious food

Then Go4Fun may be for you. Click here for more information.

28th February 2017

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Selective High Schools 2018
Applicants for Year 7 placement in a selective high school in 2018 are required to take the Selective High School Placement Test to be held from 9.00am to 1.30pm on Thursday 9th March 2017.
The test centre for students from Eastwood Public School is:
 
  Cumberland High School
  183 Pennant Hills Rd
  CARLINGFORD NSW 2118
 
All students should attend the test centre shown above.
All parents were sent a letter telling them which test centre their child is required to attend. If you have not received this information, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Selective High Schools 2019
For parents of students in Year 5 considering a selective high school placement for their child in 2019, there will be an information evening held in the school hall this Thursday 2nd March at 7pm.

2017 National Chinese Eisteddfod          二零一七年全澳中文朗诵比赛
The Chinese Language Education Council invites students who study Chinese Language to participate in the 2017 National Chinese Eisteddfod which will be held on two Saturdays in May 2017.

Dates:  Saturday 20th  May 2017 – Cantonese  and Mandarin (non – native speakers)
                Saturday 27th May 2017 Mandarin ( Native speakers)

Venue: Strathfield Girls High School, Albert Road, Strathfield. Parents must provide their own transport.

The Chinese Eisteddfod is an annual national event organised by the Chinese Language Educational Council of N.S.W. Inc. It is a poem or prose reciting competition for the Australian students (both Chinese background and non-Chinese background) who study the Chinese Language to have a chance to use and practise the learnt language in our multicultural society.

Students who are interested to participate as individual please contact the Mandarin teachers on or before Thursday 9th March 2017 ( LATE APPLICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
For individual, parents have to fill in an application form and return it to the office with $20( the entry fee for individual contestant is $20).

纽修威中文教育理事会邀请本校学生参加2017年澳洲中文朗诵比赛。
比赛日期: 五月二十日(星期六) – 粤语及国语非母语
五月二十七日(星期六)- 国语母语组
有兴趣参加个人比赛者,请于三月九日(星期四)或前与中文老师联络。
比赛地点: Strathfield Girls High School (Albert Road, Strathfield)
家长需自行安排接送。
截止报名日期: 三月九日(星期四) 逾期申请(个人比赛),恕不代交大会。
报名费: 个人组- 每参赛者$20

Principal & Parents Morning Tea
Our first 2017 Principal & Parents morning tea will be held on Tuesday, 14th March at 9.30am. This will be an opportunity for parents to develop a greater understanding of learning and development in Kindergarten. There will be a guest speaker from Ready for Life, Ready for Success who will be explaining an exciting project planned for Kindergarten students and parents this year. 

Mrs Webb and Ms Kouts will share, discuss and respond to questions about daily activities that the children participate in and offer suggestions for ways that parents can help their children at home. Mr Ramsay will be available to answer or clarify any queries you might have about our school. 

We hope you will join us on the day.

Mrs Winsor 

Clean Up Australia Day
Eastwood Public School will participate in the Clean Up Australia Day on Friday, 3rd of March. Kindergarten will clean up their own lunch area. Year 1 to Year 4 students will be in their class and/or their stage groups and will clean-up designated areas in the school. Years 5 and 6 students will leave the school grounds and pick up rubbish in Glen Reserve Park.
Year 1 to Year 6 are required to bring their own gloves and plastic bags to school on the day.  If further information is required, please see Mrs. Cuasay.   

Sports Report Term 1 Week 6

Zone Swimming Carnival
The annual Ryde Zone Swimming Carnival will be held on Tuesday 8th March at Ryde Aquatic Centre. Private transportation is to be used with the children leaving school 8.00am. Thank you to the parents that have offered to provide lifts.

Please return permission notes to Mrs Lau.

Best wishes to all the students who will be representing the school.

PSSA
Cricket
Juniors lost 90 – 63. Player of the Match: Daniel
Seniors won 2/59 – 5/34. Player of the Match: Chaik

Teeball
Boys lost 8 – 5. Player of the Match: Harrison
Girls won 13 – 11. Player of the Match: Vivien

Softball
Boys lost 8 – 0.
Girls won 6 – 1.

Newcombe Ball/ Volleyball
Junior lost 1 – 0. Player of the match Jaden
Senior won 1 – 0. Player of the Match: Angus
Volleyball drew 1 – 1.

This week’s games are Cricket/Newcombe Ball and Volleyball at home to Ryde (Meadowbank Park). Softball/Teeball will play Truscott Street at Meadowbank Park.

Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for week 7. Please order before Friday 3rd March.

Ordering Your Uniforms
Please use QKR, email your order form OR put your mail order at the office by Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. Please only put one form in – if you email, please do not also put the original into the office, it can be confusing and you may end up with a double order.
For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.

Fitting Day
The next fitting day will be next week – Tuesday 7th March.

Out of Stock
We are out of size 12 white polo shirts.

Volunteers
We are a volunteer-run Uniform Shop, with all profit going back to help the school with resources, so please contact us if you would like to help! We are welcoming parents to help at the Uniform Shop on Tuesday mornings, but if you are available another day, please contact us, we may have a role for you.

Sarah Nguyen/Maria Bridges, convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. Forms and invoices were emailed to parents on 28th January. Printed copies are available in office on the rack. The ensemble fee is due for payment now. Contact Sandra if you have any inquires.

Band Instrument Try-Out
Band Instrument Try-Out is on Monday 6th March at 8:30am in front of the School Hall. Students in Year 3 and above are invited to join the Training Band. This is suitable for beginners.  Places are available in clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.  Please come and try instruments to find out your interest.

Want to Join a String or Band Group?
New members are welcome! Collect a copy of the Music Handbook 2017 from the school office to find out how to participate in the EPS Instrumental Music Program.

Upcoming Events
Assembly Performance (selected band players) – Tuesday 28th February at 2pm in the School Hall
Music Camp (all ensemble players) – March 27th and 28th (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected Senior Strings players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected Senior Strings players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in the School Hall

Enquiries
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com)

Marsden High School Open Day – Tuesday 7th March
Marsden High School will be holding their Open Day on 7th March from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. For more information, please click here.

Riverside Girls High School School Open Day – Thursday 2nd March
Riverside Girls High School will be holding their Open Day on Thursday 2nd March from 3:30 to 6pm. There will be exhibitions, guided tours, activities and gifted and talented Q&A, with the Principal’s official welcome at 4:30pm.

Carlingford High School Open Day – Wednesday 1st March
Carlingford High School is holding an Open Day for children in year 6 and their parents. Please click here to view the flyer.

Ryde Secondary College
Ryde Secondary College is currently taking early entrance applications for their gifted and talented class, these applications must be received by the college by 17th March. The college will also be conducting several tours throughout the year. For more information, please click here.

Curious Kids Club
Ryde Library and West Ryde Library are running special activities once a month during the school term. On Tuesday 7th March, West Ryde Library is running ‘Dinosaur Doings’, and Ryde Library will be running ‘Air is All Around Us’ on Monday 27th March. Please click here for more details.

Ryde Library April School Holidays Activities
Ryde Library has a number of activities and events during the April holidays, including a Harry Potter trivia challenge, a monster mask making workshop, games session and story time.  For more information, please click here.

City of Ryde – Cinema in the Park
During March, there will be free movie nights at various locations around the Ryde area.  For details, please check the website www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/cinema

Notice of next P&C meeting