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.
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.
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.
There were no games last Friday due to the rain. Summer PSSA resumes in the middle of Term 3.
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.
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:
Jinu S. 32:56 3rd
Brandon S. 29:55 1st
Eva L. 43:23 3rd
James C. 39:27 2nd
Brandon S. 40:16 3rd
Jinu S. 35:19 1st
Brandon S. 3rd
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.
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
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.
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
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (email@example.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.