Our 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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
If you have any concerns or questions with regards to the 2017 class lists please contact Winnie Cheung at email@example.com
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.
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (email@example.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.