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

21st February 2017

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Cultural Assembly
The Cultural Assembly to celebrate the Year of the Rooster will be held this Friday.
Date:  24/2/2017
Time: 9.30am
Place: School hall
Dress: The children can wear mufti (red, yellow or bright colours) or Chinese, Korean or any other national costume.
All parents are welcome.  

二零一七年鸡年庆祝会

日期:      ニ月二十四日(星期五)
時间:      上午九时三十分至十时三十分
:      学校礼堂
   便服日。学生可穿紅色、黃色或鮮艳衣服/中国或其他传统服装。
迎家长參加!

학부모님들께 

새해 많이 받으세요! ”
안녕하세요.
새해를 맞이하여 학교에서
Cultural Assembly를 가질 예정입니다.
Cultural Assembly 날짜와 시간은 아래에 적혀있습니다.
날짜: 224, 금요일
시간: 930– 1030
장소: 학교 강당
복장: 한복이나 밝은 색 옷
바쁘시더라도 학부모님들께서 많이들 참석해 주시길 바랍니다.
감사합니다.

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 

Special Religious Education
Parents/caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
Special Religious Education programs are available at the school and are run by authorised volunteers of approved religions.

Students continue in the same arrangement each year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change in writing. At any time, a parent/caregiver has the right to change your special religious education nomination or to withdraw your child from the nominated lessons. A note or email to the Principal will affect this change.

If you would like more information about the Special Religious Education programs, please contact the school.

Year 6 High School Meeting
There will be an information evening this Thursday, 23/2/2017, for parents of year 6 children who will be enrolling in high school in 2018. The meeting will be in the school hall starting at 7pm.

PSSA
Girls Tee-ball lost 15 – 8. Player of the Match: Anna
Boys Tee-ball won 5 – 1. Player of the Match: Jeff
Boys Softball won 9 – 5.
Girls Softball won 7 – 3. Player of the Match: Juliana
Jnr Cricket lost 89 – 60. Player of the Match: Brannavan
Snr Cricket won 2/45 – 10/11. Player of the Match: Andy
Newcombe Ball Junior won 2 – 0 (15 – 6/ 15 – 6). Player of the Match: Frank
Newcombe Ball Senior lost 1 – 0 (15 – 2). Player of the Match: Leo
Volleyball  won 2 – 0 (26  – 24/ 25 – 18). Player of the Match: Patrick

A special mention goes to the junior cricket team who were commended for their fantastic sportsmanship and terrific behaviour. It is wonderful to receive such amazing feedback about Eastwood students from teachers of opposing schools. Keep it up everyone!

Another special mention goes to the inaugural round of Newcombe ball and volleyball in the Ryde PSSA area. This wonderful inclusion to the summer PSSA calendar was due mainly to the hard work and dedication of Mrs Griffith. The first round went without a hitch and all involved had a fantastic afternoon. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the first ever round of Newcombe ball/volleyball in the Ryde PSSA area and well done Mrs Griffith for all your hard work and organisation. We all very much appreciate it.

All PSSA teams this week will play away against Putney at Morrison Bay Park.

Thank you,
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for week 6. Please order before Friday 24th February.

Ordering Uniforms
Please use the QKR app or put mail order forms in at the school office postbox by 9am Tuesdays for same week delivery, every school week, except December.
Sizing information is on the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop, or in the QKR app.
Mail orders may also be emailed before 9am Tuesdays – no need to send the original, it will just confuse us.

Fitting Day
Next Fitting Day will be Tuesday 7th March from 9-10am.

Exchanges and Secondhand Uniforms
Please email the Uniform Shop convener to organise viewing or exchanges outside of Fitting Days.

Out of Order Items
Chair bags are now back in stock, all back orders will be filled this week.
If you use QKR and an item is out of stock, we don’t receive contact details, so will send a note via your child to inform you. Orders will be filled once stock is received.

Winter Uniforms
Winter Uniforms are mainly worn in Terms 2 and 3. Please consider ordering this term to avoid queues early next term. Please note – we do not stock girls tights. Also note that sizing for track pants are a large fit.

Hats – not for exchange
Please note that the Uniform Shop has a policy of not exchanging hats for hygiene reasons, so please choose carefully. Sizing information is on the school website.

Stella Clugston, convenor
Eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Music Committee 2017
Thanks to the wonderful parents who have volunteered to be a part of the 2017 Music Committee:- 
Secretary – Winnie Cheung
Treasurer – Cindy Liu
Signatories – Stella Clugston
Instrument Hire Co-ordinator – Malo Bhale
Rehearsal Supervisors:
Junior Strings: Connie Tang, Eliza Au, Sarah Nguyen 
Senior Strings: Rita Lee, Loretta Wong
    
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.

Training Band
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.  Contact Sandra if you are interested.

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
Music Camp (all ensemble players) – 27th and 28th March (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – 26th June (Monday) 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – 31st July (Monday) at Sydney Opera House

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

Ryde Panthers Football Club
Online registration to play for Ryde Panthers Football Club is still open. If you are interested, please click here for more information.

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.

Epping Boys High School Open Day – Thursday 23rd February
Epping Boys High School is holding an Open Day for boys in years 5 and 6 and their parents on Thursday 23rd February. For more information please click here to view their flyer.

Play Netball for Comets in 2017
Online registrations are now open for children turning 7 to 10 this year, who would like to pay netball for the Comets. Saturday games are at Brush Farm and uniform hire is included in registration. For more information, please check the website at www.cometsnetball.com.au or call Susan Brownlow on 0409 041 478 or email secretary@cometsnetball.com.au

14th February 2017

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Kindergarten ‘Meet the Teacher’ is being held tonight starting in the hall. The kindies have settled in well to the start of their school life. Its been wonderful to see so many of our older students taking time to support them, tying up shoe laces, guiding them in the right direction or simply stopping to talking to them. The kindies really look forward to spending time with their Year 6 buddies each day last week.

Our student numbers have increased across the school this year. To reduce the class sizes in Years 5 and 6, we have created a new 5/6 composite class with Mrs Sparrow. Mr Adcock will be the class teacher on 6A until the Department of Education allocates a new teacher to the school.

Meet The Teacher
This week you are invited to attend our ‘Meet the Teacher’ evenings.

 Tuesday 14/2 -Kindergarten at 5pm

Wednesday 15/2- Years 5 & 6 at 6pm

Thursday 16/2- Years 1&2 at 5pm

All meetings will start in the school hall. 

PSSA
Summer PSSA (Cricket, T-Ball and Softball) begins this Friday. PSSA will be played in the afternoons. The children will board buses at 12:20pm and return for 3:10pm. PSSA students are requested NOT to have a lunch order on Fridays. Participants will receive a note shortly outlining bus costs for the term. Please bring PSSA contracts back ASAP to relevant coaches.

Check the website for draw details: www.pssa.net.au

Thank you
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for week 5. Please order before Friday 17th February.

Ordering Your Uniform
Please use the QKR app or mail order by 9am Tuesday for same week delivery every week!

Fitting Days
Next Fitting Day is Tuesday 7th March, 2017.

Second-hand Uniforms/Exchanges
Please email the Uniform Shop to organise outside of Fitting Days.

Out of Stock
Chairbags remain out of stock. We are hoping for new stock to arrive this week.

Volunteers Needed
The Uniform Shop is run by parent volunteers. If you would like to help on Tuesday mornings, or another day, please contact Stella, Sarah or Maria via email or talk to us at the Uniform Shop.

Stella Clugston
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Weekly rehearsals of all music ensembles resume this week. 

Rehearsal Schedules

Concert Band – Monday 3:15 to 4:15pm & Wednesday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Monday 8 to 9am, Music Room, Block A
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15 to 4:15pm, School Hall

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 28 Jan, printed copies are available in office on the rack.

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

Training Band
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.  Contact Sandra if you are interested.

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 join in.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp – March 27 & 28 (Monday & Tuesday) at Powell Baden Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

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

Dear Parents and Eastwood Community,

The first P&C meeting for the year will be on Wednesday 15th February at 7:30pm in the staff room (in the same building as the office but located at the opposite end). All parents and family members are welcome to attend.

Cumberland High School Open Evening
Cumberland High School will be hosting its annual Open Evening on Monday 27th February from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. If you are interested in attending, please see the attached flyer.

Parenting Seminar at The Northern Centre
The Northern Centre is running a seminar ‘Raising Your Child in the Digital World’. This is a free event and would be beneficial to  parents/carers with children under 11 years of age. Child care is available and bookings are essential. If you are interested in attending, please click here. 

Creative Writing Workshops
If you are interested in your child attending Creative Writing Workshops on Monday afternoons after school, please see the attached flyer.

Epping Youth Band – Primarily Brass – Auditions for New Players
Primarily Brass is a local non-profit Youth Community Band for students aged 9-16 from a range of schools in the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. We are seeking new members to join the band for 2017, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind players. Students are invited to an audition at our next rehearsal on Friday 25 February at 7.45pm at Epping Heights PS hall. If your child is interested in auditioning, please click here.

7th February 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenUniform ShopMusicDatesCommunity

Students at the swimming carnivalDue to the building site next door, the uniform shop has been moved again. Its back in the wooden building near the front corner gate. There was a lot of stock and equipment to move and it could not have been completed without parents volunteers. Thanks you to Stella, Tim, Sarah, Connie, Hannah and Ah Fun for giving up their time to help out.

For the safety of your child, please do not leave them unattended in the playground after school. Students should leave the school grounds at the end of the school day at 3.10pm and make their way home as quickly as possible.

Last week we had another successful swimming carnival. It was fantastic to see so many students participating in the activities and events during the day. Jeremy (3A), Stephanie (3B), Joshua (3N) and Stephanie (3B) we particular standouts for their effort in their 50m age race.

Green Emergency Cards 2017
The green emergency card for 2017 will be handed out by your child’s teacher this week. It is important that we have accurate, up to date information to contact parents/caregivers quickly if there is a need. It is essential that all phone numbers- home, work and current mobile- are listed on this form. We have provided a section on the reverse of the green card to indicate if any contact details are different to last year, for permission for photographs at school, and for medical details. It is important for the safety of your child while in our care that we are aware of any allergies or illnesses that may require emergency action. Please sign on the reverse before returning the card to the class teacher before Friday 17th February.

Sinead Fisher, Administration Manager

Library Gift Fun
During the next few weeks you will receive information regarding contributions to the School Library Gift Fund. Books, both fiction and non-fiction, online subscriptions, technology and other resources will be updated using these funds to ensure the library evolves to meet student needs and interests. The school is can only use these funds to purchase library resources. All contributions are tax deductable.

Kindergarten News
The children have quickly settled into their new classes and are trying hard to look, listen and learn to remember all the instructions to adjust to ‘big school’! Thank you to all the parents for helping them become independent and ensuring they are well prepared for the school day.
We know you’ll have many questions and we will be able to inform and reassure you at the Kindergarten ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening next Tuesday, 14th February at 5 pm in the school hall. Please remember to check the children’s bags for any notes that may come home.
Mrs Winsor, Deputy Principal (R)

‘Meet the Teacher’ Evenings
Parents are invited to attend these meetings in Weeks 3 and 4. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s 2017 teacher and familiarise yourself with many aspects of your child’s learning and class management and organisation.
Meetings will be held on
Years 3 and 4-Wednesday 8th February – 5pm in the school hall.
Kindergarten- Tuesday 14th February – 5pm in the school hall
Years 5 and 6 – Wednesday 15th February – 6pm in the school hall
Years 1 and 2 – Thursday 16th February – 5pm in the school hall.

Connect with Us – Use the “Remind App”
Go to the App store or Google Play store and download the “Remind App’. Sign up using your email account and join your child’s grade group using the following codes. Check for our messages, pictures and links to current events at school.

@eps-kindergarten
@eps-year1
@eps-year2
@eps-year3
@eps-year4
@eps-year5
@eps-year6

Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic Book Clubs offer a convenient way for your child to select and purchase worthwhile and appealing books. The books have been expertly selected to span a range of reading levels and interests and are offered at very reasonable prices. The wide range of newly published titles and old favourites represents a thoughtful mix of books from Australian and international publishers.

This week, your child will receive the latest student brochure. Orders can be made by Credit Card by either visiting www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP or by calling 1800 557 908. We do not accept cheque or cash payments. If any parents have concerns paying with credit card please feel free to contact the Book Club coordinator (details below). The due date of Issue 1 is Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Orders will be delivered to the school. The books will then be delivered to your child to take home. Our school receives free books and/or teaching resources from Scholastic Book Clubs that allow us to regularly update our class and school library with just-published and favourite books.

We hope that you and your children will enjoy Scholastic Book Clubs.

Louise Elrick
Book Club Coordinator
0430003466

Swimming Carnival
Last Thursday our annual Swimming Carnival was held at Ryde Aquatic Centre. All the children had an enjoyable day either swimming in races, having a leisure swim or just cheering on their housemates. Well done Eastwood students for being so very well behaved at the pool. It was great to see you doing the right thing at the right time!

Thank you to all the parents who came along and supported the children on the day or helped with time keeping or transportation. Age champions will be announced at next week’s assembly.

PSSA
Summer PSSA (cricket, volleyball, newcombe ball, T-ball, and softball) begins next Friday 17th February. Students are advised to listen carefully for details on trials times and days. PSSA will be played in the afternoons. The children will board buses at 12:20pm and return for 3:10pm. PSSA students are requested NOT to have a lunch order on Fridays. Participants will receive a note shortly outlining bus costs for the term. Please bring PSSA contracts back ASAP to relevant coaches.

Check the website for draw details: www.pssa.net.au
Thank you
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for week 4. Please order before Friday 10th February.

We have moved! Uniform Shop has moved to F Block, near the front corner gate and A Block, in it’s original location, due to building works next to the school.Thank you to Brian Bowen, Mr Ramsay, Sarah, Connie, Tim, Ah Fun and Maria for their help during the move.

Fitting Day
We are open today for fittings and sales. Next Fitting Day is Tuesday, 7th March. Fittings Days are the first Tuesday of each term and the first Tuesday of each month, during school terms.

All orders through QKR and mail orders between Fitting Days will be filled on every Tuesday by our volunteers, so please keep ordering and avoid queues on Fitting Days. Orders will be delivered to the classroom during the same week.

Exchanges and Secondhand
If you need to exchange items, please email the Uniform Shop to organise this. You can leave items, with receipts, at the school office once you have notified the Uniform Shop.

If you cannot view secondhand items on Fitting Days, please contact Uniform Shop via email about which items you might need and we will try to look for you.

Out Of Stock Items
Chair bags, Grey Shorts size 4, Skorts size 16

Volunteers Needed
The Uniform Shop is run by parent volunteers. If you would like to help on Tuesday mornings, or another day, please contact Stella, Sarah or Maria via email or talk to us at the Uniform Shop.

Stella Clugston
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Senior Choir 2017
Any student from Stage 3 may join the Senior Choir.  This year rehearsals will take place on Thursdays at lunchtime in the Music Room, and 30 minutes in class time. Students will eat their lunch then come to the Music Room when the play bell goes at 1.20pm. 

During the year we perform at: K-6 Assembly, The Epping Club, Eastwood School Concert, Stage 3 Presentation Day
Following our video audition last year, we have been accepted into the Festival of Choral Music, which performs at the Opera House on 7th November! Our school is allowed to take 36 students only. These 36 will be chosen mostly from Year 6, but some may be chosen from Year 5. They will be chosen on their commitment to weekly rehearsals, their maturity and attitude in rehearsal, their learning of the songs, and their ability to sing in tune.
These students will be out of the classroom on two school days:
City schools rehearsal at the Salvation Army Hall in town – Thursday, 31st August and concert rehearsal day Tuesday, 7th November.  The concert is 7pm.  These days are compulsory.  Please check your diaries now, so that if your child is unable to attend, another student may do so.

Ms Brown 
Senior Choir Teacher

Music for Stage 2
Students in Years 3 and 4 learn recorder in their Music Classes.  The preferred descant recorder is Yamaha YRS-24B which can be purchased at good music stores, but can also be bought from the school for $8.  If you have a recorder at home, that’s fine – use that one.  Often an older brother, sister or cousin may have one – your child may be able to borrow it from them. Mrs Forster and Ms Brown will give out envelopes for students to fill in if they would like to buy one from the school.  Put the completed envelope in the office post box, tell a Music teacher, and a recorder will be issued to you.

Stage 2 students need to bring a plastic sleeved folder to music, to get the sheets that will be given out.  Folders and recorders may go home for practice, but students are reminded to put them straight back in their bags so that they come back to school for Music.

Ms Brown and Mrs Forster 
Music Teachers

Music Performances  for K-6  2017
Every alternate year we invite Music Viva to perform at Eastwood Public School.  Each performance is the culmination of a term’s work in the Music Room, and in the classrooms preparing for the concert.  It is a vital part of every Eastwood student’s music education. 
This year the two groups performing for us are:
Zeeko, on Tuesday 29th August, and Arcadia Winds on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November.
Parents and other community members are warmly invited to these concerts – for free!
There will be more information about these concerts in the school newsletter closer to the time.

Ms Brown  
Music Viva Coordinator

Weekly rehearsals of all music ensembles resume this week – Rehearsal Schedules
Concert Band – Monday 3:15 to 4:15pm and Wednesday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Wednesday 8 to 9am, Music Room, Block A
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15 to 4:15pm, School Hall

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.
Yearly Ensemble Fee 2017:  Junior Strings and Senior Strings – $335, Training Band – $385, Performance Band – $430

Training Band
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.  Contact Sandra if you are interested.

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 join in.

Music Committee Meeting
Term 1 music meeting and the first Music Camp meeting will be combined and held on Monday February 13th at 9:15am in the Uniform Shop (just moved next to School Office). All parents with a child involved in the music program are welcome to join the meeting.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp – March 27th and 28th (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

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

School Prayer Group
The school prayer group meets each Monday from 9:15-10:00am to pray for students, families and staff. If you would like join us or send some prayer points, please leave a message at the box in the school office or email stella.clugston@gmail.com

Play Netball for Comets in 2017
Online registrations are now open for children turning 7 to 10 this year, who would like to pay netball for the Comets. Saturday games are at Brush Farm and uniform hire is included in registration. For more information, please check the website at www.cometsnetball.com.au or call Susan Brownlow on 0409 041 478 or email secretary@cometsnetball.com.au

Effective Writing Workshop for Children
Ryde Library is running a writing workshop on Saturday 4th March.  For more information, please click here.

Curious Kids Club – Travelbugs Mobile Mini-beasts Workshop
If your child would like to attend a Mini-beasts Workshop at either West Ryde Library or Ryde Library, please click here for more information.

Free Family Fun in February at STARS St Anthonys Recreation and Sports
STARS is running some free community events in February. Eastwood Lunar New Year table tennis will be running until Saturday, 11th February, and Paddlefest will be on Sunday 12th February.
Everyone is welcome.

Andrew Hill is a Tennis and Sports Professional with a team of SportsSTARS to “Learn the Skills and Play the Games”, SportsSTAR.com.au has FREE Sports Skill Cards to enhance movement development. There are FREE times on the Weekends and After School to come and play. For any enquiries please check the website at STARStv.com.au or call Andrew on 0447827788.

Greek Food Fair
The Parish of St Therapon will be holding a Greek Food Fair on Sunday 19th February.  Please see the Greek Food Fair Flyer for more details.

31st January 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsCanteenMusicEventsCommunity

Welcome everyone to Eastwood Public School for the start of another fantastic year of community partnerships and student learning. It was wonderful to walk around the school seeing the smiles and excitement on the faces of our students, genuinely thrilled at being back at school ready for a new year.

Welcome to all our new kindergarten parents and students starting on Thursday. For all parents, but particularly our new parents, if you do have any concerns, queries or issues please do not hesitate to talk with classroom teachers or our office staff. Throughout the term you will receive a great deal of information relating to your child and our school. Please ensure that you read all the information and seek any clarification.

The teachers at Eastwood are highly motivated, hard working and committed to providing quality teaching and learning programs. While academic achievement is a high priority, each student’s wellbeing, their emotional, social and physical development are nurtured. All staff at the school are committed to ensure that, for all students, school is a happy, positive and fulfilling experience.

We would like to welcome two new staff members to our team this year. Mr Joshua Bowman working with Year Five and Ms Sophie Snell working in Year One.

Neighbouring Construction
During the holidays, a crane was erected on the neighbouring construction site, its boom capable of swinging over the school grounds. Neither the Department of Education or the school was aware this was occurring. To ensure the safety of our students, it has been necessary to erect temporary fencing on the school grounds, to enclose the junior play equipment and two demountable classroom. The Department of Education on behalf of the school, is investigating the situation.

Parent Teacher Information evenings
Parent teacher information evenings have been scheduled.We encourage all parents to come along to the sessions, to meet teachers and learn more about the year ahead. 

Kindergarten: Tuesday 14th February – 5.00pm
Year one: Thursday 16th February – 5.00pm
Year two: Thursday 16th February – 5.00pm
Year three: Wednesday 8th February – 5.00pm
Year four:  Wednesday 8th February – 5.00pm
Year five:  Wednesday 15th February – 6.00pm
Year six:  Wednesday 15th February – 6.00pm

Remind App
We use the Remind App to help keep you up-to-date about news and events. Remind is a free service that sends one-way messages via push notifications or email to everyone involved with the school.

Remind will keep phone numbers private while making it a lot easier to stay in touch. Signing up for messages on Remind is a quick and easy process. You can sign up via the Remind website https://www.remind.com/ or via the Mobile App.

RemindStep 1
Download the Remind application on your Android or IOS device

Step 2
Once you’ve downloaded the app, create a parent account with your e-mail address.

Step 3
Search for the year group by entering the unique code for your stage.

  • Kindergarten – eps-kinder
  • Year 1 – eps-year1
  • Year 2 – eps-year2
  • Year 3 – eps-year3
  • Year 4 – eps-year4
  • Year 5 – eps-year5
  • Year 6 – eps-year6

Please go to the app settings and choose to receive push notifications or email or both.
Remind messages will be an easier way for us to keep in touch about school events and organization.

Library News
It was wonderful to see so many students eager to enjoy the Library on the first day of the school year!! We welcome Mrs Deborah de Silva as our second teacher/librarian on Thursday and Friday.

We have a few policies that ensure the smooth running of the Library:-

Students can borrow 2 books in Kindergarten, 3 books in Years 1 and 2 and 4 books in Years 3 to 6.
We suggest that you choose a safe place at home where school library books are kept.
Please send a library bag on the day your child has library.
The library is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8.45 to 9.05. You are most welcome to visit.
The library is also open from 1.30 until 1.55 each day.

We ALWAYS welcome volunteers. They are essential to the smooth running of our Library. Being a library volunteer is a great way of helping your child/children and supporting the school. Please visit us in the library if you would like to know more about being a library volunteer.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Pike, Teacher/Librarian

Swimming Carnival
Our annual school swimming carnival is to be this Thursday 2th February at the Ryde Aquatic Centre. All children in Years 3-6 will be attending as well as any Year 2 children turning 8 this year who can confidently swim 50 metres. School sports uniform or house colours are to be worn. The children must bring their own lunch and recess to the pool. Students will need to bat at school on time as the buses will be leaving by 9:15am and returning by 3:00pm. Spectator entry for family and friends is $3.00 payable at the pool. This should be a very enjoyable day for everyone. Please sign and return the permission note to your child’s teacher asap. 
* Parents please note the pool’s car park has 4 hour parking restrictions and is patrolled by parking officials. *

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

Weekly rehearsals of all music ensembles resume in Week 2. Wishing all music students another wonderful year of music making and learning!

Rehearsal Schedules
Concert Band – Monday 3:15 to 4:15pm and Wednesday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Monday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15 to 4:15pm, School Hall

Registration
All ensemble students are required to register by submitting an enrolment form and paying an ensemble fee. Enrolment forms and invoices are emailed to parents. Printed copies are available on the office rack.
Yearly Ensemble Fee 2017:  Junior Strings, Senior Strings – $350, Training Band – $400, Concert Band – $450

Training Band
Students in Year 3 and above are invited to join the Training Band. This is suitable for beginners.  Places available:- saxophone, trumpet and trombone.  Contact Sandra if you are interested.

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 join in.

Upcoming Events
Music Camp – March 27 and 28 (Monday and Tuesday) at Baden Powell Scout Centre, Pennant Hills

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

Swimming Carnival
Thursday 2th February, 2017

Parent Teacher Information evenings
Kindergarten: Tuesday 14th February – 5.00pm
Year one: Thursday 16th February – 5.00pm
Year two: Thursday 16th February – 5.00pm
Year three: Wednesday 8th February – 5.00pm
Year four:  Wednesday 8th February – 5.00pm
Year five:  Wednesday 15th February – 6.00pm
Year six:  Wednesday 15th February – 6.00pm

St Andrews Netball Club
St Andrews Netball Club is looking for NetSetGo players who are turning 7, 8 or 9 this year. If your son or daughter is interested, please click here for more information.

13th December 2016

Principal's NewsInformationMusicCommunity

All parents and families are invited to join us for our Farewell Assembly on Friday 16th December at 2:45pm under the COLA. We will be saying goodbye to staff, students and parents leaving Eastwood PS this year. This will be followed by the Leaving Parade. This parade is an opportunity for the Eastwood Community to farewell our 2016 Year 6 students. The special Year 6 farewell “run out” will then follow at approximately 3pm.

On a personal note, I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the school teaching and support staff for their commitment to the students of Eastwood. They have worked tirelessly throughout the year with a deep and genuine desire to welcome, help, support, nurture, teach and make the school an inclusive environment for every student.

To the parents and community, thank you for the time and support you give in classrooms, the library, the canteen, the uniform shop, music and dance events and providing support through a
range of P&C activities during 2016. Your ongoing support of the school is invaluable.

I would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday break and look forward to sharing another year at Eastwood Public School with you all in 2017.

Greg Ramsay, Principal (R)

2017 Enrolments
If your child will not be attending Eastwood Public School in 2017 please collect a Leaving Advice Form from the school office, complete it and return it to the school by Wednesday 14th December. Parents are also asked to advise the school in writing if their child is going to be returning to school next year after 30th January 2017.

Term 1, 2017 Start Date
The first day of school next year for students in years 1-6 will be Monday 30th January.

2017 Student Leaders
The announcement of the outcome of voting for the 2017 School Captains and Prefects was made at the Year 5 and 6 Presentation Day Assembly. The student leadership team for 2017 is:

Girls Captain – Torrance W
Boys Captain – William A
Girls Vice Captain – Chloe W
Boys Vice Captain – Ian L
Prefects – Stella H, Ashley Z, Ivy S, Joshua B, Micah W, Josiah V

Congratulations to all on their election to these positions – let the hard work begin (after the holidays).

Farewell from Mrs Power
After 15 happy years of teaching at Eastwood Public School, I am retiring.
I would like to say a special thankyou to all of the wonderful students and families that I have met in my time here. I would particularly like to thank all the parents who have assisted me with classroom and extra curricular activities.
I feel very privileged to have taught in such a special school, in a community that values education and respect.
My very best wishes to you all.

Karen Power

Carols Breakfast
What a wonderful morning! Students, parents and staff gathered to enjoy carols and breakfast. Thank you very much to the wonderful staff and parents who helped with the band set up/pack away and breakfast preparation.

Rehearsals 2017
All music ensembles (Junior Strings, Senior Strings, Training Band and Concert Band) will commence weekly rehearsals in week 2 next year.

Instrument Hire Returns
Students not continuing the hire of their instruments for 2017 need to make arrangements with Malo Bhale as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events/Performances
2017 Music Camp (all music ensemble members) – Monday and Tuesday 27th-28th March, 2017 at Baden-Powell Scouts Centre, Pennant Hills

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

Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be holding a Junior Science Academy course during the school holidays to introduce children to science concepts and skills through experiments, art, drama and other hands-on activities. For more information, please click here.

Japanese Karate/Martial Arts
Beginners Class starting now! Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Eastwood Public School for men, women and children (aged 10 and over).
Instructor: Hide Hirayama – Professional Japanese instructor (8th degree black belt in karate; former karate champion in Japan, USA and Australia)
Website:  www.mykarate.com.au  Contact:  9793 1172 or 041 979 2171  Email:  info@mykarate.com.au

Carols on the Common
The Rotary Clubs of Macquarie Park and North Ryde are holding Carols on the Common at North Ryde Common, on Sunday 18th December from 5:30pm. For more information please click here.

Eastwood St Andrews Soccer Clinic
Eastwood St Andrews will be holding a free 4 day soccer clinic in January, for boys and girls aged between 4-9 years of age. If your child is interested in attending, please click here.

Comets Netball Club
Online registrations are now open for the Comets Netball Club.  If you would like to play in 2017, please click here for more information.

Go4Fun
Go4Fun is a free evidence-based children’s overweight and obesity treatment program provided by NSW Health. Independent clinical studies show that the Go4Fun program has helped children who are above a healthy weight reduce their BMI, increase the time they spend being active, improve their fitness and raise their self-esteem. Click here for more information.

Holiday Activities at Ryde Library
Ryde Library will be running a January school holiday program which will explore the world of Superheroes with a filming workshop, superhero craft, coding workshops, cartooning and a fabulous Go Seek performance called Super Strong Bones. For more information, please click here.

Ryde Library will also be holding their annual summer reading program, with lots of prizes to be won. For more information about the reading program, please click here.

Kids in the Park

The Kids in the Park school holiday program is returning to Sydney Olympic Park these holidays. For details on the activities, please see their website www.kidsinthepark.com.au

Parramatta Council School Holiday Activities

Parramatta Council is running a holiday activities program over the holidays.  For details on activites, please see their website www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/school_holidays

St Andrews Netball Club

St Andrews Netball Club is looking for new players. If any children or ladies are interested in playing, please click here.