Year 6 Leaving Parade
All parents and families are invited to attend the Leaving Parade on Friday 15th December commencing at 2.45 pm. This parade is an opportunity for the Eastwood Community to farewell our 2017 Year 6 students.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the Eastwood School Community for giving me the honour of finishing my career in such a wonderful learning environment.
To the parents I have worked closely with through the P&C, Spring Fair, music activities, sporting activities and as a classroom teacher, and to the parents I have an occasional conversation with as I pass through the playground, thank you for your support and friendship. To the Eastwood staff, thank you for the work and dedication put into making the school a supportive, safe and nurturing environment.
The biggest thank you however, goes to the students, past and present. You made coming to work each day a pleasure. I have learnt so much about resilience, effort, determination, dedication and learning from each of you. It has been an a real privilege.
Have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic holiday.
To parents leaving our school community, particularly Year 6 parents, we would like to know about your experience at Eastwood Public School by completing our exit survey. The information and suggestions you offer will provide invaluable information and be treated with respect and confidentiality.
End of Term
A reminder that the last day of the school term for students is Friday 15th December. Students from Year 1 to Year 6 return to school Tuesday 30th January 2018.
K-2 Fun Day
The children are very excited and are sure to enjoy the fabulous day that has been organised for them. Any parents who have volunteered to help us on the day will need to visit the office before Thursday to complete the NSW Department of Education paperwork and provide sufficient identification. It will likely be a hot day so please be sure to provide plenty of water for your child. All the students can wear mufti but need to also bring a hat.
We’d like to thank all our wonderful P&C and school community for providing the resources to revamp our school library. We are thrilled with all the changes that have taken place so far and look forward to completing the revamp next year.
Our students are loving the contemporary look of the library, the interesting new furniture, the laptops and other new resources.
We’d also like to thank those parents who have worked tirelessly with book covering, circulation, shelving and other essential jobs. Your help is vital to the smooth running of the library. We’d love parents to volunteer to work with us next year.
Borrowing for the year has now closed. Could parents please help their children to return books to the library as soon as possible in order that we can check our resources.
Elizabeth Pike and Debbie de Silva
Community Connections 2018
In 2018 Eastwood Public School will be offering opportunities for parents and grandparents to participate in a range of workshops focused on learning English and developing effective parenting practices to build positive family relationships for student success. Please complete this form https://goo.gl/pxw1GA to express your interest in English language lessons in 2018.
Firstly, P & C and canteen staff would like to thank all students and parents for their patronage of our canteen- as usual it is extremely busy but we love making sure your children are fed.
We would just like to draw your attention to a few changes that will be happening in the new year.
1. The system we currently have of giving accounts out in the mornings will no longer be available, as we now have 3 different methods of payment (online ordering, our express box which uses exact money and over the counter orders). The manual account system is time consuming and incurs other costs.
2. $50.00 notes CAN NOT be accepted at any time (unless your order is $40.00 or more) as with the new online system we now get a lot less money in to be able to give out change.
3. For the children who come to school without recess/lunch or without any money, the canteen will supply them with a piece of seasonal fruit.
4. All online orders must be done by 8.30 in the morning and over the counter sales by 9.30am.
We realise these changes will take a little time and there will of course be a grace period for everyone to get used to it.
Everyone at the canteen and of course P & C wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and safe holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
P & C – Canteen staff
The next fitting day is on Tuesday, 30th January 2018. Uniform shop QKR and mail orders are still accepted during the school holidays but will not be processed until next year when school resumes.
To be able to continue help with the P&C and to keep up with the price increase of the uniform shop suppliers, there will be a price change to the uniform shop products effective 1st January 2018. New order forms will be available on the school website. QKR pricing will also be updated.
On behalf of the Uniform shop parent-volunteers, we wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!
Maria Bridges & Sarah Nguyen
Carols and Fireworks in North Ryde
There will be Carols and fireworks on Sunday 17th December starting at 5:30pm at North Ryde Common, Corner of Wicks Rd and Twin Rd. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Alexanders Netball Club
Alexanders Netball Club is looking for children who would like to play netball club next year. If your child is interested in playing, please click here.
Kids in the Park – School Holiday Program
Sydney’s largest school holiday program returns this summer school holidays. There are over 50 outdoor activities to keep kids entertained. For further information, please click here.
Junior Science Academy
For information about school holiday programs at Macquarie University, please see the attached flyer.
Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra
If your child is interested in joining the Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra, please see the attached flyer for more information.