27th June 2017

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Silver Award WinnersAt the Years 3-6 assembly, four students received their Silver Awards, Amaya, Richard, Lucy and Katrina. These were the first Silver Awards for Years 3-6 students for 2017. The awards are part of the Eastwood Woodies which recognises the effort students put into learning new skills, participation in activities, helping each other and contributing to the school community.

A reminder that student mobile phones should be kept in school bags during the school day. Should you need to contact your child, please contact the school office who will pass on your messages rather than sending a text message or making a phone call to your child, as this can interrupt the learning in classrooms.

The school’s Years 3-6 Ballet group have been performing in the Sydney North Dance Festival over the last couple of weeks. The group’s effort in the performances was simply outstanding. The discipline, grace, poise and  beauty was a delight to watch. Thanks to Ms Gasparre and Ms Boulas for their time and effort working with the students to get them to such a high standard.

This week marks the end of Term 2. We hope all students and their families have a restful and rejuvenating holiday. School commences for students on Tuesday  18th July.

Art Show
Keep this date free to be able to attend Eastwood Public School Art Show – Thursday 3rd August at 7pm. Every child will have a piece of art displayed. There will also be large class works which will be auctioned at 7:30pm. A gold coin donation will be asked for at entry and this money will go towards hall upgrades. Any parents who would like to assist Mrs Georges in hanging the art before the day would be most welcome.

Battle of the Primary Schools
Some dance groups from our school will be competing in the Battle of the Primary Schools competition at Marsden High School on the 22nd and 23rd August. A year one group, performance hip hop group, Bollywood, Korean and Chinese dance groups will all be competing. Travel will be by bus and a note will come home closer to the time with further details for the students involved.
Any parents wishing to purchase tickets at $5 each to view the event may order at the address below from 30th June.
https://www.trybooking.com/QKLV

Education Week – Open Day
Education Week is the week beginning 31st July. Our school Open Day will be Tuesday 1st August. Class visits by parents will begin at 10am for K-2 classes followed by a dance presentation at 10:30am. Year 3-6 class visits will be from 12 noon to 12:25pm followed by dance performances from 12:30-1:10pm. This will include the inaugural performance of our premier Hop Hop group. Parents are invited to stay and join their children for recess or lunch on the day.

S.Leitch
Deputy Principal

Year 5 Visit to Marsden High School 
On Thursday Year 5 went to Marsden High School to watch a musical called “Back to the 80’s.” Year 5 came back saying that the musical was fantastic! Some teachers joined in the songs. There were three main characters : Tiffany who was the most popular girl in the show, Corey was the main character and Michael was the most popular boy however he was a bully to others. We all dressed up and had a great time. 

School Attendance
The school is legally required to record all matters relating to attendance at and absences from school. Students who are absent for a day or more from school have 7 calendar days to provide a reason. If no satisfactory explanation has been received in that time the absence will remain, on record, as unexplained. If your child is away from school please return your note of explanation as soon as possible. You are welcome to send an email to the school, eastwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au and the information will be forwarded directly to your child’s class teacher. If you are planning a holiday please advise the school or your child’s teacher, prior to leaving, to avoid multiple, unexplained absences for that time away.

Kindergarten Connections- Parent Engagement Program
The Kindergarten Connection has been very successful with many parents visiting classrooms during the term. During Term 3 we will be hosting a program to support kindergarten parents interested helping their children be happy and successful at school. Please read the following information, complete the attendance slip and return to your child’s class teacher Parent Engagement Program – Flyer

Winter PSSA

Soccer
Girls A lost 3 –0
Girls B won 1 – 0
Jr A won 4 – 0 Player of the Match: Jay Yun
Jr B lost 1 – 0 Player of the Match: William
Snr won 5 – 0 Player of the Match: Rafe

Netball
Netball A played Ryde East and B played Melrose Park
Jr A lost 20 – 9
Jr B won 26 – 0
Sr A won 21– 14 Player of the Match: Juliana
Sr B won 26 – 8 Player of the Match: Eva

OzTag
Girls lost 9 – 3 Player of the Match: Rooley
Boys won 4 -3 Player of the Match: Kris

Area Cross Country
Well done to the students who participated in the Area Cross Country at Gosford last week. A special mention goes to Eva L. who finished 19th in the 11 year girls race. This is a wonderful achievement at such a high level. Congratulations.

June P&C Meeting
June P&C meeting is being held tonight at 7:30pm in the school staff room. Please come along and find out what’s happening in our school. All welcome!

Term 3 ensemble rehearsals resume in Week 2.

Instrument Hire – Year 6 students need to return hired instruments by the end of Term 2
All instruments hired by Year 6 students need to be returned by the end of this term, unless an extra $200 bond is paid by the end of this term. All band instruments need to be returned with a service receipt. All strings instruments need to be returned with an inspection note.

Upcoming Events
Combined band rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (TB & CB players) – Wednesday 28th June at 8:30am in School Hall (the second half of CB rehearsal)
Mid Year Concert Stage Rehearsal (all music ensembles, no instrument required) – Wednesday 28th June from 2-3pm in School Hall
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in the School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House. Tickets on sale 19th-22nd June

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

School Holidays Robotics Workshop
Normanhurst Boys High School’s Robotics Club are hosting a school holiday robotics workshop on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July. For more information, please click here.

Marsden High School Tours
For any parents and children who are interested in a tour of Marsden High School, please see the attached flyer.

NAIDOC Activities at Parliament House
To celebrate NAIDOC week, there will be a day of free activities at Parliament House on Tuesday 4th July. For more information about events and activities, please click here.

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

Macquarie University – Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be running Junior Science Academy courses during the school holidays. For more information, please click here.

Ryde Library Activities and Events During the School Holidays
Ryde Library will be having a Magic Show, fun craft activities for 5 to 7 year olds, including making your own comic book and felt penguins, super storytimes for all ages and a cultural experience for NAIDOC Week.
Ryde Library is also participating in this year’s Comic Con-Versation 2017, with celebrated author Rob Feldman who will talk about the art of graphic novels and will explore different kinds of stories and how to write them.
They will also be holding a festival day which includes photobooths, badge making, comic book making, colouring in stations, movie screening and much more.
Please see the School Holiday Schedule and Festival Day Flyer for more information.

Ryde Library Effective Writing Workshop
Ryde Library will be running an Effective Writing Workshop for Children on Saturday 8th July. For more details, please click here.

Kids in the Park at Sydney Olympic Park
Kids in the Park returns this winter 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. For full details please see www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

Term 3 Ryde Go4Fun Program
Go4Fun is a free program, consisting of 10 two hour sessions delivered once a week through the term. It promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for children and their families. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Macquarie Saints Baseball Club – Try Baseball Days
Macquarie Saints Baseball Club will be holding two free ‘Try Baseball Days’ on 23rd July and 30th July for any children who are interested in paying baseball. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Free SportsSTAR Program in the School Holidays

20th June 2017

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Multicultural Public Speaking awardsSemester One student reports will being coming home on Friday 23rd June. You may have to look in the bottom of school bags to find it. If you have any concerns or queries about the comments or grades given, please contact the class teacher who will happily make the time to provide you with an explanation or evidence of your child’s work.

The P&C Family Social Club movie night was a great success. Many of our students are still talking about the experience and the movie. Thanks to Sona and the parent helpers for organising the event.

There are only two weeks left for the P&C Voluntary Contributions. Remember, all the funds raised go directly to the school to improve the learning opportunities for all students.

Against some talented students from other schools, our Multicultural Public speakers gave some outstanding, well prepared and delivered speeches. Congratulations to Richard, Dulanga, Amaaya and Dennis for their effort.

Mixing MachinesHave you ever wondered how a hand held or electric mixing machine works? Maggie and Christopher know and wrote a very informative explanation. They had great pleasure sharing their work.

Lost Property
Lost property will be placed under the Jacaranda tree in front of the hall from Thursday this week. Please take some time to look for any clothing, lunch containers or drink bottles that may belong to your child as all items will be disposed of at the end of this term. 

Chess 

The final round of competition for the Inter-school chess competition was held last Friday. The results were:

Eastwood A defeated Holy Spirit A: 3 – 1
Eastwood B defeated Holy Spirit B: 4 – 0
Eastwood C defeated Ermington B: 3 – 1
Eastwood D was defeated by Ermington A: 0 – 4

PSSA Results
Soccer
Girls Football A  lost 3 – 0 v Ermington
Girls Football B  drew 0 – 0  v Melrose Park
Jr A Boys won 4 – 2 v Ermington 
Jr B Boys lost 5 – 1 v Ermington
Sr Boys lost 1 – 0 v Ermington 

Netball
Jr A lost 7 – 4 v Gladesvile
Jr B lost 11 – 0 v Gladesvile
Sr A lost 18 – 4 v Gladesvile
Sr B won 19 – 14 v Gladesvile

OzTag
Girls lost 11 -7 v Denistone East
Boys lost 5 – 3 v Denistone East

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 10. Please order before Friday 23rd June.

June P&C Meeting
June P&C meeting is moved to Tuesday 27th June at 7:30pm in the school staff room. Please come along and find out what’s happening in our school. All welcome!

Junior Strings and band players performed wonderfully at assemblies last week.

There was a great response to the Band Information night last Thursday. Years 3 to 6 students, if you missed the night and still want to learn a band instrument and join the school band, please pick up a copy of the Music Handbook from the office, fill out the Expression of Interest Form at Appendix C, and return it to the school office.

Instrument Hire – Year 6 students need to return hired instruments by the end of Term 2
All instruments hired by Year 6 students need to be returned by the end of this term, unless an extra $200 bond is paid by the end of this term. All band instruments need to be returned with a service receipt. All strings instruments need to be returned with an inspection note.

Upcoming Events
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Combined strings rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (JS & SS players) – Monday 26th June at 8:30am in the School Hall (the second half of SS rehearsal)
Combined band rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (TB & CB players) – Wednesday 28th June at 8:30am in the School Hall (the second half of CB rehearsal)
Mid Year Concert Stage Rehearsal (all music ensembles, no instrument required) – Wednesday 28th June from 2 to 3pm in the School Hall
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in the School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House. Tickets on sale 19th to 22nd June

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

NAIDOC Activities at Parliament House
To celebrate NAIDOC week, there will be a day of free activities at Parliament House on Tuesday 4th July. For more information about events and activities, please click here.

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

Macquarie University – Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be running Junior Science Academy courses during the school holidays. For more information, please click here.

Ryde Library Activities and Events During the School Holidays
Ryde Library will be having a Magic Show, fun craft activities for 5 to 7 year olds, including making your own comic book and felt penguins, super storytimes for all ages and a cultural experience for NAIDOC Week.
Ryde Library is also participating in this year’s Comic Con-Versation 2017, with celebrated author Rob Feldman who will talk about the art of graphic novels and will explore different kinds of stories and how to write them.
They will also be holding a festival day which includes photobooths, badge making, comic book making, colouring in stations, movie screening and much more.
Please see the School Holiday Schedule and Festival Day Flyer for more information.

Ryde Library Effective Writing Workshop
Ryde Library will be running an Effective Writing Workshop for Children on Saturday 8th July. For more details, please click here.

Kids in the Park at Sydney Olympic Park
Kids in the Park returns this winter 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. For full details please see www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

Term 3 Ryde Go4Fun Program
Go4Fun is a free program, consisting of 10 two hour sessions delivered once a week through the term. It promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for children and their families. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Macquarie Saints Baseball Club – Try Baseball Days
Macquarie Saints Baseball Club will be holding two free ‘Try Baseball Days’ on 23rd July and 30th July for any children who are interested in paying baseball. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

SportsSTAR Program in the School Holidays

13th June 2017

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Richard 3B, Dulanga 4E, Amaaya 5G and Dennis 6G will be participating in the Multicultural Public Speaking Competition on Friday. I’m making a prediction that you are all going to be outstanding.

Library refurbishmentThe first part of the library refurbishment has begun with the old shelving being removed and replaced with new movable shelving and tables. Further improvements are planned over the coming weeks. As all the books needed to be removed from the shelves, the library is not currently open for borrowing. A special thank you to Mary and Jo who were an enormous help, removing shelves and moving books. 

The P&C Voluntary contributions are funding the refurbishment so all students to have access to a modern and inviting learning space.

The Clugston family are moving on to a new challenge in their life. On behalf of the school, I would like to thank Stella and Ewen for their contribution to the school community over many years. We all wish you well in your new adventures.

Student Attendance

The school is legally required to record all matters relating to attendance at and absences from school. Students who are absent for a day or more from school have 7 calendar days to provide a reason. If no satisfactory explanation has been received in that time the absence will remain, on record, as unexplained. If your child is away from school please return your note of explanation as soon as possible. You are welcome to send an email to the school, eastwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au and the information will be forwarded directly to your child’s class teacher. If you are planning a holiday please advise the school or your child’s teacher, prior to leaving, to avoid multiple, unexplained absences for that time away.

Chess Results
Round 6 of the inter-school chess competition was held last Friday. The results were
Eastwood A defeated Ermington B: 3 – 1
Eastwood B lost to Ermington A: 0 – 4
Eastwood C defeated Meadowbank D: 2.5 – 1.5
Eastwood D lost to Meadowbank C: 1.5 – 2.5

The final round will be held this week, with A and B teams playing Holy Spirit and C and D teams playing Ermington.

Winter PSSA
There was no PSSA last week due to the scheduled Sydney North Cross Country Carnival.

Field Events
Next Tuesday June 20th, the field events (shot put & discus) are scheduled, weather and conditions permitting. Students involved need to come dressed in their sports uniform.

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 9. Please order before Friday 16th June.

Family Social Club
Family Social Club is hosting a movie night for EPS students, staff and their families on Saturday 17th June 2017. The movie we are watching is SING. The movie will start at 6pm and the doors open at 5:30pm. The movie will be set up in our school hall. Tickets are $2.00 per person. See flyer for details.

Bring your own rugs, picnic mats, food and drinks. No chairs are allowed. No child minding will be available so please make sure that an adult accompanies a child. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

Farewell Stella
It is with huge gratitude that we say goodbye to Stella. She had her last day at the Uniform Shop last week. Stella has convened the Uniform Shop for many years and she has contributed greatly in making uniform purchasing a lot easier and more convenient for parents and the school community. We wish her and her family well as they take on a new chapter in their lives. Thank you and we will surely miss you at the Uniform Shop.

Fitting Day
The next Fitting Day is Tuesday 18th July from 9 – 10am only.

Price Increase
Due to the increase in price from the suppliers, we wish to inform everyone of the price increase on the school track top. From this week we will be selling it for $24.

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

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

Volunteers
The Uniform Shop is run by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Uniform Shop.

Sarah and Maria

eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Instrument Hire
Year 6 students need to return hired instruments by the end of Term 2
All instruments hired by Year 6 students need to be returned by the end of this term, unless an extra $200 bond is paid by the end of this term. All band instruments need to be returned with a service receipt. All strings instruments need to be returned with an inspection note.

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

K-2 Assembly Performance by Junior Strings – this week
Tuesday 13 June at 11:40am in School Hall

Upcoming Events
Band Information Night (all Year 3 and above students) – Thursday 15 June at 7pm in School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26 June 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Combined strings rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (JS & SS players) – Monday 26 June at 8:30am in School Hall (the second half of SS rehearsal)
Combined band rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (TB & CB players) – Wednesday 28 June at 8:30am in School Hall (the second half of CB rehearsal)
Mid Year Concert Stage Rehearsal (all music ensembles, no instrument required) – Wednesday 28 June at 2-3pm in School Hall
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29 June at 7pm in School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31 July at Sydney Opera House.

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

NAIDOC Activities at Parliament House
To celebrate NAIDOC week, there will be a day of free activities at Parliament House on Tuesday 4th July. For more information about events and activities, please click here.

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

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

Macquarie University – Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be running Junior Science Academy courses during the school holidays. For more information, please click here.

Vacation Kids Plus 2017: Maker Fun Factory
Vacation Kids Plus (VKP) is Eastwood Anglican Church’s winter holiday Kids Club.
The programme will run from 9:00am-12:30pm on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th of July, and is for children ages 3 to 12 (Preschool through to Year 6 at school). Vacation Kids Plus is $15/day per child, or $40 for all days (SUNDAY is free!). There is a family special rate of $30/day per family, or $80 for all days. Our theme this year is “Maker Fun Factory” and you don’t want to miss out. Registrations close on the 9th July 2017 and spaces are strictly limited. For more information and to register go to: www.stphils.org.au/vkp

MAAC Kids Holiday Club
5-6th July 9.30-4 pm.  Please click here for more information.

6th June 2017

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Thank you to all the parents who have made P&C voluntary contributions. this year. The donations will support all our students in their learning and ability to fulfill their potential.

Tennis WinnersWe had six of our students enter the North West primary schools tennis challenge at Eastwood Thornleigh Tennis Club (ETDTA) over the weekend. All three pairs from Eastwood won their individual divisions and ultimately won the challenge trophy for Eastwood Public School.  Congratulations to Eva and Ella, Marcus and Joshua and Darryl and Roger on this outstanding result.

Eva and Dulanga will be running at the Sydney North Cross Country on Friday at Gosford. We wish them well, knowing they will do their very best.

Last week at the Athletics Carnival, one of our students was unwell but Queenie and Anna from 4E showed great friendship and kindness to support her. Thank you girls.

Student Attendance

The school is legally required to record all matters relating to attendance at and absences from school. Students who are absent for a day or more from school have 7 calendar days to provide a reason. If no satisfactory explanation has been received in that time the absence will remain, on record, as unexplained. If your child is away from school please return your note of explanation as soon as possible. You are welcome to send an email to the school, eastwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au and the information will be forwarded directly to your child’s class teacher. If you are planning a holiday please advise the school or your child’s teacher, prior to leaving, to avoid multiple, unexplained absences for that time away.

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

http://goo.gl/forms/lQM6VUVRGu​

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

Athletics Carnival

Our annual EPS Athletics Carnival was held on Thursday 1st June at Wyatt Park Athletics Track. Students from Years 2 to 6 competed in a variety of events on the day including a Fun Carnival for students waiting for their events to begin.
Thankfully the wet weather stayed away and we had a fantastic day. A special thank you goes to the parents who came to support Eastwood Public School as well as all the students for their exceptional behaviour. Well done to any student who got active and participated in the events – you did a terrific job.
The Winning House from the Athletics Carnival is Macquarie. Well Done Macquarie!! The Sports Captains did an excellent job on the day motivating their house to join in the war cries, and cheering their team mates on during individual races.
The Zone Athletics Carnival will be held in Term 3 on 22nd August. Furthermore, Athletics Champions for each age division will be confirmed and presented after the field events are completed later this term.

Here are the results from Thursday’s carnival:

Jnr Girls 200m: 1st: Eva L, 2nd: Michelle C, 3rd: Dulanga K
Jnr Boys 200m: 1st: Daryl Y, 2nd: Brannavan P, 3rd: Jay-Yun Y
11 yrs Girls 200m: 1st: Milni K, 2nd: Iris Z, 3rd: Samantha K
11 yrs Boys 200m: 1st: Rafe M, 2nd: Bailey E, 3rd:Nick C
Snr Girls 200m: 1st: Zoe W, 2nd: Sophie Z, 3rd: Anthea S
Snr Boys 200m: 1st: Patrick Q, 2nd: James C, 3rd: Brandon S

8 yrs Girls 100m: 1st: Sarah H, 2nd: Angela C, 3rd: Dithara D
8 yrs Boys 100m: 1st: Aaron C, 2nd: Austin W, 3rd: Ryan R
9 yrs Girls 100m: 1st: Dulanga K, 2nd: Mia E, 3rd: Orchid Y
9 yrs Boys 100m: 1st: Brannavan P, 2nd: Aaron L, 3rd: Thomas N
10 yrs Girls 100m: 1st: Eva L, 2nd: Michelle C, 3rd: Olivia T
10 yrs Boys 100m: 1st: Daniel C, 2nd: Koby W, 3rd: Daryl Y
11 yrs Girls 100m: 1st: Samantha K, 2nd: Milni K, 3rd: Christie C
11 yrs Boys 100m: 1st: Bailey E, 2nd: Rafe M, 3rd: Nick C
12 yrs Girls 100m: 1st: Sophie Z, 2nd: Anthea S, 3rd: Tina H
12 yrs Boys 100m: 1st: Joshua P, 2nd: Patrick Q, 3rd: James C

Jnr Girls 800m: 1st: Eva L, 2nd: Dulanga K, 3rd: Vivien T
Jnr Boys 800m: 1st: Daniel C, 2nd: Daryl Y, 3rd: Jay-Yun Y
11 yrs Girls 800m: 1st: Milni K, 2nd: Ashley Z, 3rd: Iris Z
11 yrs Boys 800m: 1st: Rafe M, 2nd: Timothy R, 3rd: Thrishan N
Snr Girls 800m: 1st: Joy C, 2nd: Marian C, 3rd: Joyce G
Snr Boys 800m: 1st: Patrick Q, 2nd: James C, 3rd: Edward S

Jnr Girls Long Jump: 1st: Dulanga K, 2nd: Sienna B, 3rd: Eva L
Jnr Boys Long Jump: 1st: Koby W, 2nd: Daryl Y, 3rd: Daniel C
11 yrs Girls Long Jump: 1st: Samantha K, 2nd: Milni K, 3rd: Ashley Z
11 yrs Boys Long Jump: 1st: Dilshan M, 2nd: Daniel W, 3rd: Branden T
Snr Girls Long Jump: 1st: Sophie Z, 2nd: Marian C, 3rd: Tina H
Snr Boys Long Jump: 1st: James C, 2nd: Patrick Q, 3rd: Edward S

Field Events

The field event day will be held within the next few weeks, weather permitting. Children need to listen carefully during assemblies to know when the various events are scheduled.

Thank you,
Elaine Lau, Anthony Koumzoglou and Katrina Morrow

PSSA Results

Soccer

Girls Football A – Lost 3-1 to Ryde
Girls Football B – Won 4 -1 to Ryde
Jr A Boys lost 3 – 2 to Eastwood Heights
Jr B Boys lost 7 – 0 to Eastwood Heights
Sr Boys drew 1 -1 with Eastwood Heights

Netball

Jr A had the bye
Jr B lost 4 – 1 v Melrose Park
Sr A had the bye
Sr B won 11 – 10 v Melrose Park

OzTag

Girls lost 11 -5 v Ermington
Boys won 7 -4 v Ermington

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 8. Please order before Friday 9th June.

Family Social Club
Family Social Club is hosting a movie night for EPS students, staff and their families on Saturday 17th June 2017. The movie we are watching is SING. The movie will start at 6pm and the doors open at 5:30pm. The movie will be set up in our school hall. Tickets are $2.00 per person. See flyer for details.

Bring your own rugs, picnic mats, food and drinks. No chairs are allowed. No child minding will be available so please make sure that an adult accompanies a child. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

Instrument Hire

Year 6 students need to return hired instruments by the end of Term 2
All instruments hired by Year 6 students need to be returned by the end of this term, unless an extra $200 bond is paid by the end of this term. All band instruments need to be returned with a service receipt. All strings instruments need to be returned with an inspection note.

Band Information Night and free instrument hire for Year 3 students and above!

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

Upcoming Events

K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13 June at 11:40am in School Hall
Band Information Night (all Year 3 and above students) – Thursday 15 June at 7pm in School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26 June 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Combined strings rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (JS & SS players) – Monday 26 June at 8:30am in School Hall (the second half of SS rehearsal)
Combined band rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (TB & CB players) – Wednesday 28 June at 8:30am in School Hall (the second half of CB rehearsal)
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29 June at 7pm in School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31 July at Sydney Opera House.

Enquiries

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

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

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

Macquarie University – Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be running Junior Science Academy courses during the school holidays. For more information, please click here.

30th May 2017

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The students’ toilets are cleaned before school each day begins but unfortunately some of the student’s habits when using the toilets leaves them in an unhygienic state. It would be very helpful if parents could reinforce correct use of the toilets and the need to maintain a healthy, hygienic environment.

Last week, I had the pleasure to talk to Aiden in 4E about a science project. He built his own means of projecting and enlarging an image onto a wall. His explanation of how it worked was very enlightening. Congratulations Aiden.

I also watched some of our Year 4 students test the strength of the bridges they had made out of paper and masking tape. The winning design held of over 15 kilograms before collapsing. A fantastic example of using maths and science concepts in a practical, fun way.

Emma and Kashfia from 1L shared their writing journals with me this week as well. They demonstrated some outstanding writing skills. I particularly like the way they had used descriptive words throughout their texts. Well done!​
  

Athletics Carnival
This Thursday, 1st June, Eastwood Public School Athletics Carnival will be held at Auburn Athletics Track (Wyatt Park). All children who turn 8 this year currently in Year 2 and all other children in Years 3 – 6 are expected to attend.
Children should wear their sports uniform, with a house-coloured T-shirt or top, Macquarie-red, Phillip-green, King-blue and Hunter-yellow. Students need to bring food, drink, sunscreen, wet weather gear and SOMETHING TO SIT ON eg., small picnic blanket or mat. Something quiet (eg a book) to do while waiting for events is also a good idea, but no electronic games are permitted. There will be NO CANTEEN facilities available at the venue. The wet weather back up date is Thursday 8th June.

Kindergarten Connections
Kindergarten Connections has attracted many parent visitors to the Kindergarten classrooms each Monday afternoon to develop an understanding of effective learning practices. Next week classes KW, KH and KS will be participating. The sessions begin at 2pm and finish at approximately 2:50pm.  Please meet your child’s class and their visiting Kindergarten Connections teacher at their classroom.

Lost Property
Just another reminder to label all children’s clothing to assist with the mounting pile of forgotten jumpers and jackets located downstairs in A block nearest to EBASCC. Please take the time to check and claim anything that belongs to your child. Many of these items are discarded by the children when they get hot playing at recess and lunch because they have too many layers of clothing under their uniforms. Please help by limiting the amount of clothes the children are wearing to avoid overheating.

2017 National Chinese Eisteddfod – 2017年全澳中文朗诵比赛
Congratulations to all the participants for their success in the Chinese Eisteddfod in the last two weeks! Last Saturday was the native speakers’ section of the competition and all our students were highly commended. Thanks again to all participants who worked very hard and to the parents who helped and supported them in the past two weeks.
恭贺每位同学在二零一七年全澳中文朗诵比赛參赛成功! 本年度母语组朗诵比赛己于上星期六举行。对于各同学的努力及家长的支持,我们深感谢意!

ALL Results
Individual Section – 7 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze trophies.
个人组合共获得七金,五银及七个铜奖。

Congratulations to the following students:

Gold Trophies   冠军 
Kenolee (4L), Samantha (5/6S), Adithi (2A), Michelle (2A), Thomas (3N), Angelina (4K), Maggie (2E)

Silver Trophies   亚军
Katrina (3A), Brendan (4M), Toby (2J), Joyce (6R), Kai (1H)

Bronze Trophies 季军
Luke (2E), Julia (4C), Serena (4E), Calleigh (4K), Jerry (3L), Angela 2(A), Michael (5B)
                                      
Chinese Teachers

PSSA

Netball
Junior A lost 14 – 9 v Hunters Hill
Junior B lost 18 – 0 v Hunters Hill
Senior A won 15 – 4 vs Hunters Hill, player of the match: Ashley
Senior B won 2 – 2 vs Hunters Hill, player of the match: Eva

Soccer
Girls A lost 3 – 1 v Hunters Hill
Girls B lost 3 – 0 v Hunters Hill
Junior A drew 1 -1 with Hunters Hill
Junior B lost 4 – 0 v Hunters Hill
Senior won 1- 0 v Hunters Hill, player of the match: Tyran

Tigertag
Girls lost 9 – 2 v Gladesville, player of the match: Yeji
Boys lost 7 – 5 v Gladesville, player of the match: Patrick

NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge
On Wednesday 24th May, 30 Year 4 students participated in the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge. Eastwood, along with 7 other schools spent the day playing a variety of sports including soccer, netball, tennis, AFL and rugby league. Students were issued with a pedometer and were given the challenge to see which school could take the most steps during the day. Eastwood was able to take 7,400 steps during their rotation which was a fantastic effort. Eastwood students and staff had an enjoyable day and were treated with a small goody bag on their way home to remind them of the importance of physical activity.

Thank You
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 7 . Please order before Friday 2nd June.

Voluntary Contributions 2017
A big thanks to the many families who have donated and paid their voluntary contributions for 2017. We have had a good response this year, but we still have a number of projects including the library upgrade and new technology which we still need funding for.

It is not too late to make your payment. Payment can be made at the office with the Voluntary Contributions form or via the QKR application (downloadable from the Apple App store or from the Google Play store).

Family Social Club
Family Social Club is hosting a movie night for EPS students, staff and their families on Saturday 17th June 2017. The movie we are watching is SING. The movie will start at 6pm and the doors open at 5:30pm. The movie will be set up in our school hall. Tickets are $2.00 per person. See flyer for details.

Bring your own rugs, picnic mats, food and drinks. No chairs are allowed. No child minding will be available so please make sure that an adult accompanies a child. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

Fitting Day
Fitting Day next week 6th June from 9am – 10am only.
Ordering Your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail Orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop.
Out of Stock Items
Girls winter tunic sizes 10 and 14 is still out of stock but should be in next week. Back orders will be processed and delivered to your children’s classes.

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

Volunteers
The Uniform shop is run by volunteers please contact  the uniform shop for more information.
Maria and Sarah, convenors

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

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

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

Upcoming Events
K-2 Assembly Performance (Junior Strings) – Tuesday 13th June at 11:40am in the School Hall
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Combined strings rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (JS & SS players) – Monday 26th June at 8:30am in the School Hall (the second half of SS rehearsal)
Combined band rehearsal for Mid Year Concert (TB & CB players) – Wednesday 28th June at 8:30am in theSchool Hall (the second half of CB rehearsal)
Mid Year Concert (all music ensembles) – Thursday 29th June at 7pm in School Hall
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House

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

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

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

Macquarie University – Junior Science Academy
Macquarie University will be running Junior Science Academy courses during the school holidays. For more information, please click here.

23rd May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Mr Griffiths for assisting the students.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mandarin Teachers

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

http://goo.gl/forms/lQM6VUVRGu​

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,
Ken Leslie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah and Maria, Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

Enquiries

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

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

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

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

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

16th May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Winter PSSA

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

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

Thank you
Tim Radnidge, P&C President

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

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

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

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

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

Maria and Sarah, Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9th May 2017

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

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

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

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

Opportunity Class Application
Dear Year 4 Parents,

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

Mrs Cuasay
Stage 2 Assistant Principal

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

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

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

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

Tigertag
Boys lost 11 – 3 
Girls lost 8 – 3

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

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

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

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

Thank you
Ken Leslie

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

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

 This is what we are looking for…

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

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

 Cheers,
 Shilpa and Atul
 Co-Convenors Spring Fair 2017
  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your support!

Sarah and Maria, convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd May 2017

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

Sinead Fisher – School Administration Manager

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

Kindergarten Connections

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

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

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

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

Book Club Parent Volunteer
Louise Elrick

Winter PSSA

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

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

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

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

Thank you
Ken Leslie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The next Fitting Day will be Tuesday 6th June.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4th April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easter Hat Parade

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

Lost Property

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications April 21 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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