17th October 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CUniform ShopMusicCommunity

As part of the process of developing a new School Plan 2018-20, I’d like to revise the vision for the school to ensure it reflects the students, teachers, parents and community. The current vision statement is in the existing School Plan 2015-17 published on the school’s website.
We would like to know what you believe our school should be by completing the sentence: We BELIEVE in a school ….. (finish the sentence by using the link)

A reminder, there is a P&C meeting on Wednesday 18th October from 7.30pm. All members of the school community are welcome to attend.

This is the final week of the Tell Them from Me survey. It’s your chance to have a say in making school improvements. The survey closes at 5 pm on Friday 20 October. https://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/eps2017 

National Bandanna Day
This October, Eastwood Public School will be taking part in National Bandanna Day to make a difference to the lives of young Aussies impacted by cancer. 
Every day, 63 young Aussies are faced with a cancer diagnosis- either themselves or of an immediate family member. The impact of a cancer diagnosis has long-term emotional, mental and financial implications for young people, who are at considerable risk of isolation and psychological distress.
CanTeen is the game changer. They help young people cope with cancer in their family, which is why, on Friday 20th October we will be selling bandannas for $5 each raise money for CanTeen- a charity that supports young people when cancer comes crashing into their world.
Please remember to send $5 to school with your child/ren on Friday 20th October so that they can take part and help support this great cause!
Because we’re stronger when we #BandTogether

PSSA
Boys T-ball won 9 – 0. Player of the Match: Brendan
Girls T-ball won 11 – 5. Player of the match: Shreeya
Boys Softball lost 9 – 0. Player of the match: James C.
Girls Softball won 9 – 0. Player of the Match: Samantha
Junior Cricket won 130 – 94. Player of the match: Thomas
Senior Cricket won 1/64 – 7/57. Player of the match: Arav
Junior Newcombe ball lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Audrey
Senior Newcombe ball won 3 – 0. Player of the Match: Leo
Volleyball won 2 – 0. Player of the Match: Edward

There will be no PSSA this week due to the Ryde Spectacular rehearsal.

Swimming School
Our annual school swimming program will be run in Weeks 3 and 4 (23rd October to 3rd November). As costs have been worked out and paid in advance based on all children paying for the 10 day program, no refunds can be given for partial attendance over the two weeks.

Children in Years 2-6 should come to school dressed in their swimmers under their uniform. 5G, 5B, 4A, 2A and 2G need to be at school at 8:35am as their bus leaves at 8:40am. Children should bring their towel, hairbrush and underwear in a plastic bag, so they can change out of their swimmers after the lesson. Children are permitted to wear sandals to and from the pool for the next two weeks only. Whilst at school they should wear school shoes. Please LABEL all your child’s belongings.

All students attending the swimming program at Ryde Aquatic Centre need to wear a swimming cap. Buying a cap in the colour of your child’s house colour would be useful for the school swimming carnival in 2018. Please make sure your child is able to put one on by themselves before the swimming program commences.

Thank you
Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 3. Please order before Friday 20th October.

School Disco 2017
Our School Disco will be held on Saturday, 11th November in the School Hall. Session 1 (Yrs K-3) will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm and Session 2 (Yrs 4-6) will be held from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information please see the attached form.

Fitting Day
Uniform Shop will be open for fittings every Tuesday in November to accommodate new families for 2018. Please note that we are only open from 9-10 am.

Secondhand Uniforms
For families who have emailed us regarding second hand items, whatever has been donated are the only items and sizes we sell, and only on fitting days.

Returns and Exchanges
Returns and/or exchanges will only be accepted with receipts and if items are in the same condition as at purchase – with tags. Email the Uniform Shop if you need to exchange an item. You can also leave items at the school office with a note and your child’s name and class.

QKR
If you have ordered through QKR please do not come to the uniform shop to pick up your orders. We can only process your orders after we have received the QKR transaction report. Any QKR orders will be delivered to your child’s class.

Volunteers
The Uniform Shop is run by parent volunteers. If you are interested in helping please send us an email.

Maria and Sarah
Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

The introductory groups will be starting next week. Thank you for all your patience whilst everything is being organised. I have arranged groups based on the feedback you provided me with regarding days that you were not available. If you haven’t heard from me, please send me an e-mail ASAP as it means I do not have the correct address for you.

 The Music Committee Meeting is happening tomorrow at 2 pm. We’ll meet up at the front office

.• Granny Smith Festival    21 October 

 o Concert Band: meet at 11:50 am at the school hall. We need to tune and carry music stands and instruments over to the stage area in Trelawney Street. Parents, we need you to help please with the taking of the stands to the stage and back to school

o Senior Strings: meet at 2:00 pm at the school hall. We need to tune and carry music stands and instruments over to the stage area in Trelawney Street. Parents we need you to help please with the taking of the stands to the stage and back to school

o Attire for all students is black pants, black school shoes and concert music shirt. Girls, if wearing a skirt, then black leggings with black socks or black stockings. All hair must be off the face.• Piano Plus Festival  23 November everyone is encouraged to find a pianist and put together a small ensemble and take part at this event.

 • End of year concert  Thursday 30 November. Everyone in the music program is involved

• KU Visits   30th November Junior Strings

• Carols Breakfast   8th December

• Southern Cross Visit   TBC Senior Strings

Remember, encourage, volunteer and read the newsletter .

Contact Details 
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week,Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Sydney Academy of Chess – School Chess Championship
Sydney Academy of Chess is running a tournament for students in Years 2 to 6, and will be run as a Swiss, with approximately 7 games. This means that all children play in all the rounds and no one is knocked out. There will be trophies awarded for the highest 3 scorers, and medals presented as age prizes. Each child playing will also receive a participation certificate. For details on how to enter, please click here.

Ryde Library – Curious Kids Club
In October and November Ryde Library will have a TravelBugs Mobile Mini-beast workshop for 5 to 12 year olds. This workshop lets kids get up close and personal in a hands-on mini-beast experience. There will be live mini-beasts featuring large and colourful stick insects, centipedes, spiders, scorpions, beetles and many more. For more information, please see their flyer.

10th October 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenMusicImportant DatesCommunity

Welcome back to the start of Term 4. After every holiday, we come back to see a playground full of smiles and happy students. Its a great start for the term and a wonderful learning environment. It makes teaching a very rewarding pastime.

Our swim school starts in Week 3. With more than 270 people drowning in Australia each year, its an important opportunity for students to build on their swimming skills. It may save their life in the future. We encourage parents to ensure their child attends each session throughout the 2 week program. We would also like to thank the P&C who allocate funds each year to assist in reducing the costs associated with running the program.

Congratulations to Josephine for her outstanding writing skills. Josephine’s entry into the WriteOn competition conducted by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has earned her a Silver Award. Her work will be published in The Best of WriteOn 2017 Anthology available early next year.

Important dates

  • Swim school: 23 October
  • K-6 Kindergarten assembly: 7 November
  • End of Year concert: 29 November
  • K-2 Presentation Day: 5 December
  • Years 3-6 Presentation Day: 7 December
  • Reports go home: 8 December
  • Year 6 Farewell: 11 December
  • K-6 Fun Days: 14 December
  • Students’ Last Day for 2017: 15 December

SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT 2019 (Year 5 students 2017)
Applications for selective high school placement in Year 7 in 2019 open on 10 October 2017 and close on 13 November 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. Information about applying, the placement process and the application form can be found at  https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7. Parents must apply online and should not use a student’s email address to register.

The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on 15 March 2018.

Thank you
Peta Griffith (Relieving Assistant Principal Stage 3) 

PSSA
Boys T-ball won 10 – 9. Player of the Match: Jayden
Girls T-ball lost 12 – 9. Player of the Match: Angel
Boys Softball lost 6 – 0. 
Girls Softball won 8 – 2. Player of the Match: Jennifer
Junior Newcombe Ball lost 2 – 0. Player of the Match: Bethany
Senior Newcombe Ball lost 2 – 0. Player of the Match: Anaya
Volleyball lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Patrick
Junior Cricket lost 92 – 75. Player of the match: Daniel
Senior Cricket lost 153 – 109.  Player of the match: Tyran

Thank you
Ken Leslie 

Click here to see the menu for Week 2. Please order before Friday 13th October.

I hope everyone has returned to school refreshed and ready for another wonderful term of music making at Eastwood Public School. There is still a lot happening at school in the music program.

Before I list all the things coming up, a few reminders.

It is imperative that EVERYONE attends the upcoming performances. The children and the conductors have been working hard putting together a program that will provide the best possible performance, and just like a sporting team, a musical group relies on EVERYONE attending, trying their best and working together. Anyone missing makes a difference to the performance as a whole, not to mention that it lets down the group. Dates are advertised well in advance, so aside from illness, there are no excuses for non-attendance.

Your involvement and help at these events is also hugely important. When you are involved it makes the running easier for all involved, but more importantly it shows your children that you place value in them and in their musical education. We are our children’s most influential adults and our actions are being constantly watched and monitored by them. I urge you to stay and respectfully listen to their performances and to focus on the positive aspects of their participation.

There is both scientific and anecdotal evidence that shows that music education has a greater impact on the academic performance of children and their wellbeing when compared to a greater focus on Maths or English or any other subjects. Music physically changes the brain and builds a greater number of neural pathways between both hemispheres.

And so, on to Term 4 and all the musical opportunities for your children.

Granny Smith Festival, 21st October
• Concert Band: meet at 11:50am at the school hall. We need to tune and carry music stands and instruments over to the stage area in Trelawney Street.
• Senior Strings: meet at 2:00pm at the school hall. We need to tune and carry music stands and instruments over to the stage area in Trelawney Street.
• Attire for all students is black pants, black school shoes and concert music shirt. Girls, if wearing a skirt, then black leggings with black socks or black stockings. All hair must be off the face.

Piano Plus Festival, 23nd November
Everyone is encouraged to find a pianist and put together a small ensemble and take part at this event. Sign up sheets will be posted in Week 2.

End of Year Concert, 29th November
Everyone in the music program is involved.

KU Visits, 30th November Junior Strings

Carols Breakfast, 8th December

Southern Cross Visit, TBC Senior Strings

We will be holding auditions for the string groups and the jazz ensemble, details including times will be advertised once finalised.

Introductory Strings, Woodwind and Brass Groups
I am in the process of organising groups and will be contacting you directly by Wednesday (tomorrow). Preliminary days are: Mondays before school for band instruments, Wednesdays before school for cellos, Wednesdays and Fridays after school for violin. If these days do not suit, please let me know ASAP via e-mail music.eastwoodps@gmail.com

We are on the home stretch. Keep up the practice and the hard work and you will be rewarded with improved ability and beautiful music from your very capable young people.

Remember, encourage, volunteer and read the newsletter.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week,
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Important dates

  • Swim school: 23 October
  • K-6 Kindergarten assembly: 7 November
  • End of Year concert: 29 November
  • K-2 Presentation Day: 5 December
  • Years 3-6 Presentation Day: 6 December
  • Reports go home: 8 December
  • Year 6 Farewell: 11 December
  • K-6 Fun Days: 14 December
  • Students’ Last Day for 2017: 15 December

Chess Coaching
Sydney Academy of Chess runs coaching classes for students before school on Mondays for Years K-2 and Tuesdays for Years 3-6. For more information, please click here.

19th September 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSport P&CUniform ShopMusicCommunity

There is another music information evening on Thursday 21st September from 7pm in the hall.
The music committee will be taking enrolments for introductory string groups, Kinder to Year 5 students as well as an introductory band group, Years 2 – 5. There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. You can also learn about hiring of musical instruments through Musicorp.

This week marks the end of another term full of activity and learning opportunities. We can tell the students are in need of a holiday to recharge their energy levels ready for a final hectic term. Please have a safe holiday with your children and we’ll see you back at school on Monday 9th October.

Operation Art
Congratulations to Alyssa of 6R, on winning an Artbank position in the prestigious Operation Art Competition. Alyssa’s artwork was titled – “What’s in My Head”. Alyssa’s painting will be placed in one of the Regional Hospitals on display. We are also proud to announce that Isaac of 6G, has won a place in the Paw Pic category and his painting will be entered in the teacher’s resource book. Teachers are able to access these resources to use as teaching tools.

Once again Eastwood students have displayed their high achieving talents in a prestigious and difficult competition. Congratulations Alyssa and Isaac.

Year 6 Mini- Fete – 21st September 2017
The Year 6 Mini Fete is a fun and exciting time for all the students at Eastwood Public School. The Mini Fete is a time where all the students from Year 6 host their own stalls and make exciting prizes and gifts for the students who win or participate.

It is part of the Year 6 Science course as students must work out how they will attract all the children and make their own stalls and design the prizes. Apart from an event full of fun, the Mini Fete is also a way for the Year 6 students to raise funds for their farewell.

Library News
Many thanks to our wonderful parents for providing two very interesting performances for our students. Leila Rudge, author and illustrator of “Gary”, an honours winner in the recent CBCA 2017 Awards spoke to K – 4 about being an author and illustrator. Our students thoroughly enjoyed hearing about her journey from illustrator to author/illustrator. They were also given the opportunity to draw with her guidance.

By contrast, Jan Latta, a wildlife photographer and storyteller spoke to Stage 3 about her travels in India and Africa where she learnt about their endangered animals. Her fascinating photographs and travel diaries formed the basis for her many True-to-Life booklets on individual endangered animals. Jan entertained us with many intriguing tales about her encounters with the animals, her accommodation and her guides. She finished by showing the students videos of some of the interesting animals in the wild.

These two authors provided very valuable experiences for us.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Pike
Teacher/Librarian

Woolworths Earn and Learn
Today is the last day to get stickers from Woolworths. Get your child(ren) to give their sticker sheets to their class teachers or just put the stickers in the box outside  5/6S in Q block (Mrs Sparrow’s classroom) by the end of the week. Our points will be helping out our local community groups.

PSSA
Boys T-ball won 10 – 9. Player of the match: Bill
Girls T-ball drew 10 – 10. Player of the match: Dharani
Boys Softball lost 8 – 1. Player of the match: Bailey
Girls Softball drew 1 – 1. Player of the match: Anthea
Volleyball drew 1 – 1. Player of the Match: Yi Shun
Jr Newcombe ball lost 2 – 0. Player of the Match: Roxanne
Sr Newcombe ball drew 1 – 1. Player of the Match: Angus
Junior Cricket lost 127 – 75. Lucas
Senior Cricket lost 5/65 – 6/55. Shiv

This week’s matches are Softball and T-ball playing North Ryde at Magdala Park and Cricket playing Gladesville at Monash Park.

Thank you
Ken Leslie

There will be a P&C meeting on Wednesday 20th September from 7.30pm. Parents and community members are invited.

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 10th October from 9am to 10am only.

Ordering your Uniforms
Order before Tuesday 9am for same day 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. Orders after today will not be processed until 10th October next term.

Returns and Exchanges
Please email the uniform shop to arrange returns/exchanges. 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.

Thank You
Special thank you to the parent-volunteers who helped the Uniform Shop at the Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Day, helping new families with sizing and helping with their questions regarding uniforms. Ah Fun, Connie, Ginny, Jing, Julie, Lee, Lucy, Mary, Shirley and Vivian – we appreciate the time and effort you put in on the day.

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen
Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

What a busy term we have had, performances at the Opera House and Spring Fair on top of all the wonderful opportunities offered at the school. In Term 4 we will finish off with a big musical bang with Piano Plus, the End of Year Concert and the Carols Breakfast! Keep up with everything music by reading the newsletter!

Music Information Evening
We will be holding another information evening and we will be taking enrolments for introductory string groups (K-5, 2017) as well as an introductory band group (Yr 2-5, 2017). There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. We will have a performance by the Concert Band as well as the Junior Strings so however you look at it, an evening not to be missed! As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months. To find out more about the costs and the available instruments through Musicorp, please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

When: Thursday 21st September
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where: School Hall
Tea and coffee available

Granny Smith Festival
Preparations are well underway for the Concert Band and the Senior Strings to showcase the amazing work that the children and tutors have been doing through the year. Details are:

When: Saturday 21st October
Performance time: 12:20pm – 12:50pm (Concert Band) and 2:30pm – 3:00pm (Senior Strings)
Where: Trelawney Street Stage

Please come down and support the children, they love seeing lots of familiar faces in the crowd.

Holiday practice
During the holidays it can be hard to keep up the practice and to remember to take the instruments out of their cases, but it is the ideal time to spend a little extra time working on those little passages that might be a little troublesome. Doing practice in the morning means it is over and done with and leaves the day free for other activities. You might like to organize a practice play date with friends and work on fun pieces that you all like. There are legal sites where you can obtain free sheet music, or go and visit your local music score. Holidays are also a great time to stock up on things like spare strings, reeds, cleaning cloths etc.

The Arts Unit
Applications are now open. Students from Years 4-12 can audition for one of the instrumental or vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney. For more information visit the website: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music.

NSWPS Millennium Marching Band
Attention year 6! The Millennium Marching Band will be having an open rehearsal on 23rd and 24th September at Cumberland High School from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

SYO Applications
SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website, applications close 22nd September: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful holiday break!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Information Talk on Lace Making at Eastwood Library
A short history of bobbin lace.
Presenter: Anna Binnie, lace maker, lace making teacher and judge at 2017 Royal Easter Show.
10am-11am Wednesday 27th September at Eastwood Library.
Bookings: call 99528352 or cityofryde.eventbrite.com.au
Gold coin contribution.

Epping Boys High Enrichment Class
To all students attending Year 7, 2018 at Epping Boys High School:
An email has been sent regarding Enrichment Class entry to the parent/caregiver of all students who have been successful in their application to Epping Boys High School for Year 7, 2018.
Application for the Enrichment Class for Year 7, 2018 is due by: Wednesday 13th September (applications after this date cannot be accepted)
Application for entry is through the ACER Higher Ability Selection Test (payment is to be made to EBHS by Wednesday 13th September)
TEST DATE: Wednesday 11th October (1pm – 4:30pm) at EBHS.
Please direct any enquiries to Ms Jessica Schadel, Deputy Principal – Middle School on (02) 3869 2701

Hornsby Girls High School – Year 5 Open Day
Hornsby Girls High School are having an Open Day for Year 5 students and their parents/caregivers on Thursday 12 October from 9am to 11am. The morning activities include the Principal’s address, tours of the school, performances by the school band and information regarding extra-curricular programs. 

Next Gen Kids – Sports Programs for Children
Next Gen Club is running various sports programs for children. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW
Following a successful day last year, NSW Parliament House will again be opening its doors to the public this year for the Family Fun Day. From 10am to 3pm, visitors, families and friends are all welcome to come in and experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun and educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament; Children’s trail, guessing competition, arts and crafts, tour of the Chambers, role plays and chats with roving historical characters and ghosts of our Colonial past. For more information, please click here.

Go4Fun Term 4 Programs
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged from 7 – 13 who are above their ideal weight. It has an emphasis on practical, fun learning and is designed to deliver sustained improvements in families diet, fitness levels and overall health. For more information about times and venues, please click here.

Ryde Library School Holidays Workshops
During the holidays, Ryde Library will be running workshops for science, robotics, coding, cartooning and much more. For more information about the workshops, please click here.
Also,  our next series of science workshops will be held at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. These workshops will be occurring after the school holidays in Oct and Nov and will be presented by Travel Bugs. Students can get up close and personal with many mini-beasts including stick insects, caterpillars, beetles and more. Please see here for more information.

12th September 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CUniform ShopMusicCommunity

The regional finals of the Premier’s Spelling Bee is on Thursday at Ryde East Public School. Daniel and Benjamin will represent the school from Stage 2 while Christie and Micah will be our Stage 3 representatives. While a little bit of luck is always good, I’m sure their effort to familiarise themselves with as many words from the lists as possible, will help them achieve their best.

Ballet Group perform at State Dance FestivalBallet performances
Our Senior Ballet group are performing at the State Dance Festival this week. This is a very prestigious event and only the best dance groups are invited to perform. Our students have been practicing every chance they get. I’m sure their performances will be of the highest quality. Thanks to Ms Gasparre and Ms Boulas for the time they have given to work with the students.

Music information evening
We will be holding another music information evening on Thursday 21st September from 7pm. We will be taking enrolments for the introductory string groups as well as an introductory band group. There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. To find out more about the costs and the available instruments through Musicorp, please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

P&C meeting
A remind the P&C meeting on next week, Wednesday 20th September at 7.30pm. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.

ICAS Spelling
Congratulations to the following students for receiving a High Distinction or Distinction in the ICAS Spelling test this year:

Year 3
High Distinction – Brandon
Distinction – Selina, Chloe, Rain, Emma and Carolina

Year 4
High Distinction – Ern Tung, Emily and Liyang
Distinction – Lu Yan, Orchid, Jacob, Lawrence, Ting Ting, Ivan, Katherine, Aela, Bill, Frank, Jade, Naomi, Vivien and Angelina

Year 5
High Distinction – Megan, Amaaya
Distinction – Sizhe, Kareen, Matthew, Aarav, Lyndon, Claire, Jeffrey and Spriha

Year 6
Distinction – Adrian, Marian, Christie, Ian, Fred, Chloe and Daniel

PSSA
Boys T-ball lost 13 – 5. Player of the match: Jireh
Girls T-ball won 11 – 10. Player of the match: Shreeya
Boys Softball lost 16 – 0. Player of the match: Marcus
Girls Softball lost 3 – 0.
Cricket/Newcombe ball/Volleyball had a bye.

This week’s matches are Softball & T-ball play Denistone East (Meadowbank Park) and Cricket/Volleyball play Hunter’s Hill (Bill Mitchell Reserve).

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 10. Please order before Friday 15th September.

Spring Fair Thank You
Please see the attached Thank You Letter to all those who volunteered at the Chinese Food Stall.

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 10th October from 9am to 10am only.

Ordering your Uniforms
The Summer Uniform will be worn next term. Avoid the queues on fitting day and order your Uniforms through QKR or mail order. Uniform Shop will keep filling orders in the last two weeks of this term. Order before Tuesday 9am for same day 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 email the uniform shop to arrange returns/exchanges. 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.

Thank You
Special thank you to the parent-volunteers who helped the Uniform Shop at the Kindergarten 2018 Information Night last week. Carmen, Connie, Mary and Shirley – we appreciate the time and effort you put in on the night.

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen
Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Music Info Evening – We will be holding another information evening and we will be taking enrolments for the introductory string groups as well as an introductory band group. There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. We will have a performance by the Concert Band as well as the Junior Strings so however you look at it, an evening not to be missed! As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months. To find out more about the costs and the available instruments through Musicorp, please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

When:  Thursday 21 September
Time:   7:00 – 8:00pm
Where: School Hall.
Tea and coffee available.

If your child can’t attend rehearsals or performances, you need to notify both myself and the conductor ASAP.

The Arts Unit, applications are now open, students from Years 4-12 can audition for one of the instrumental or vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney. For more information visit the website: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music

NSWPS Millennium Marching Band – Attention year 6! The Millennium Marching Band will be having an open rehearsal on the 23rd and 24th September at Cumberland High School 9:00am to 3:30pm.

SYO applications are now open for 2018. They will be holding an audition information session this Saturday, Saturday 16 September | 11:30-12:30am | St Mary’s Cathedral College. If you cannot attend, they will be holding a live Facebook feed. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website, applications close the 22 September: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Epping Boys High Enrichment Class
To all students attending Year 7, 2018 at Epping Boys High School:
An email has been sent regarding Enrichment Class entry to the parent/caregiver of all students who have been successful in their application to Epping Boys High School for Year 7, 2018.
Application for the Enrichment Class for Year 7, 2018 is due by: Wednesday 13th September (applications after this date cannot be accepted)
Application for entry is through the ACER Higher Ability Selection Test (payment is to be made to EBHS by Wednesday 13th September)
TEST DATE: Wednesday 11th October (1pm – 4:30pm) at EBHS.
Please direct any enquiries to Ms Jessica Schadel, Deputy Principal – Middle School on (02) 3869 2701

Hornsby Girls High School – Year 5 Open Day
Hornsby Girls High School are having an Open Day for Year 5 students and their parents/caregivers on Thursday 12 October from 9am to 11am. The morning activities include the Principal’s address, tours of the school, performances by the school band and information regarding extra-curricular programs. 

Next Gen Kids – Sports Programs for Children
Next Gen Club is running various sports programs for children. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Introduction to Netball with Gladesville Ravens 
Gladesville Ravens Netball is running an introduction to netball for players aged 7 to 9.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW
Following a successful day last year, NSW Parliament House will again be opening its doors to the public this year for the Family Fun Day. From 10am to 3pm, visitors, families and friends are all welcome to come in and experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun and educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament; Children’s trail, guessing competition, arts and crafts, tour of the Chambers, role plays and chats with roving historical characters and ghosts of our Colonial past. For more information, please click here.

Go4Fun Term 4 Programs
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged from 7 – 13 who are above their ideal weight. It has an emphasis on practical, fun learning and is designed to deliver sustained improvements in families diet, fitness levels and overall health. For more information about times and venues, please click here.

Ryde Library School Holidays Workshops
During the holidays, Ryde Library will be running workshops for science, robotics, coding, cartooning and much more. For more information about the workshops, please click here.

Free Holiday Sports Camps

5th September 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CMusicCommunity

Congratulations to Sienna B, James C and Sophie Z. for their results at the Ryde Zone PSSA Athletics Carnival. They will now represent the school and the Zone at the Sydney North Athletics on the 11th September.

Justine Z. is performing at the Sydney Opera House twice this week, at the Festival of Instrumental Music and the Arts Alive Concert. Justine is one of our outstanding musicians. Her extraordinary talents have also been recognised with an invitation to perform at the NSW Primary Principals Association State Conference. We wish Justine well for her performances.

I would like to thank our P&C Social Committee for their support of school events. Their time to organise morning and afternoon tea for visiting parents is greatly appreciated. So to is the time parents from the Uniform Shop devote to supporting families and students, particularly parents of new Kindergarten students for 2018.

Mini Fete – 21st September 2017
Mini Fete is an event that occurs at the school every year. The Year 6’s create their own stalls, and at recess and lunch other people can go to their stalls to play games or buy things. The profit the stalls make goes to the Year 6 Farewell. This year we have a number of exciting stalls, and all the prizes are hand made by the Year 6’s.

The kids have an hour to go round and have fun at all the stalls. The mini fete is part of Year 6’s science projects. They have to find out how to attract the kids to their stalls and create posters and exciting events.

Year 6 Students

Tell Them from Me: Parent Survey
You’re invited to participate in the Tell Them from Me (TTFM) Parent Survey. The survey is conducted by the NSW Department of Education and focuses on student engagement, wellbeing and effective teaching practices. It is an opportunity for the community to have a voice in school decisions as the information collected will be used to guide future planning to ensure we meet the needs of all students and community expectations.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is done online. It is anonymous, voluntary and available in English and Chinese. You can access the survey anytime between 5th September and 13th October 2017. Follow the link:  https://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/eps2017
More information on the TTFM survey can be found on http://surveys.cese.nsw.gov.au/
Please contact Mrs. Cuasay if you have further questions or concern.

Woolworths Earn and Learn
The Woolworths Earn and Learn program is ending on the 19th September. Get your child(ren) to give their sticker sheets to their class teachers or just put the stickers in the box outside 5/6S (homebase 1) in Q block, Mrs Sparrow’s classroom, as soon as possible.
Our points will be helping out our local community groups.

So far we have collected 9960 stickers.

Sport and Specialty Group Photos
Sport and specialty group photos are planned for next week, on Thursday 14th September 2017. Students should wear their school uniform to school. Some will need to change for their photographs. Students need to bring the change of uniform required for their group photo to change into on the day. Ensure that your child’s uniform is labelled correctly so that lost items can easily be returned.
Please see the attached information for the dress code for each group photo.
Students will have the opportunity to order their photos after the photography day. The company will be providing proofs of the sport and specialty group photos along with order envelopes about two weeks after the photos have been taken. There will be another notice in the newsletter at that time to inform you about how to order copies of the photos.

Thank you,
Mrs K Webb
Photo Organiser

PSSA
Boys T-ball lost 9 – 8. Player of the Match: Jeff
Girls T-ball drew 7 – 7. Player of the match: Anna
Boys Softball lost 6 – 4. Player of the Match: Joshua B.
Girls Softball won 10 – 0. Player of the Match: Behafarid
Junior Cricket lost 114 – 73. Player of the match: Rohan
Senior Cricket won due to Eastwood Heights PS forfeiting the match
Junior Newcombe ball won 3 – 0. Player of the Match: Frank
Senior Newcombe ball won 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Claire
Volleyball won 3 – 0. Player of the Match: Dana

Next week:
Cricket/Newcombe ball/Volleyball – bye (Meadowbank Park)
T-Ball/Softball – vs Ryde East (Gannon Park)

Thank you,
Ken Leslie

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

Interview Process for New School Principal
Eastwood Public School will be undertaking the process of identifying and interviewing for the position of school principal. For new appointments to the school, the process requires members of the school community be involved to ensure we have someone suitable and has the approval of the school community.
If you are available during school hours for approximately 3 half days and would be willing to actively participate in the process of identifying and interviewing suitable candidates, please contact Tim Radnidge at pc@eastwood.nsw.edu.au to discuss the process further. We will be selecting one member from the community for this role, so if you are interested, please contact me as early as possible.

Spring Fair
Click on the relevant link to read the final Spring Fair Newsletter and the list of very generous Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the 2018 Music Program Information Evening on such a cold and windy evening. We had a presentation by David from Musicorp about the options for the hire/purchase of instruments. As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months. To find out more about the costs and the available instruments please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

Thank you also to our talented musicians who demonstrated some of the instruments available in band. Anyone interested in their child participating in the Music Program, applications are now open. To apply please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/H4zmu8gfGq3CwdRl2

If your child can’t attend rehearsals or performances, you need to notify both myself and the conductor ASAP.
Introductory string group will begin in Term 4. Registration will be electronic, so please look out for more details in upcoming newsletters.
Piano Plus: start getting your groups together and sort out the pieces which will bedazzle your audience. Dates will be confirmed soon.
Good luck to Justine who will be performing at the Sydney Opera House in the Festival of Instrumental Music, Mimosa concert. Justine will be playing the second movement of the Violin Concerto in D Major by Tchaikovsky.
The Arts Unit applications are now open for students from Years 4-12. Students can audition for one of the instrumental or vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney. For more information visit the website: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music
SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Sydney Girls High School Open Night
Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 6th September from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please click here.

Sydney Boys High School Open Day
Sydney Boys High School will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 7th September. For more information please see the attached flyer.

Epping Boys High Enrichment Class
To all students attending Year 7, 2018 at Epping Boys High School:
An email has been sent regarding Enrichment Class entry to the parent/caregiver of all students who have been successful in their application to Epping Boys High School for Year 7, 2018.
Application for the Enrichment Class for Year 7, 2018 is due by: Wednesday 13th September (applications after this date cannot be accepted)
Application for entry is through the ACER Higher Ability Selection Test (payment is to be made to EBHS by Wednesday 13th September)
TEST DATE: Wednesday 11th October (1pm – 4:30pm) at EBHS.
Please direct any enquiries to Ms Jessica Schadel, Deputy Principal – Middle School on (02) 3869 2701

Tuning in to Kids Parenting Program
The Northern Centre is running a free 6 week program for parents of children aged 4-9 years, starting on Monday 16th October. For more information, please click here.

Macquarie Saints Baseball
Macquarie Saints Baseball is looking for players to compete in their teams over summer. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Next Gen Kids – Sports Programs for Children
Next Gen Club is running various sports programs for children. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Introduction to Netball with Gladesville Ravens 
Gladesville Ravens Netball is running an introduction to netball for players aged 7 to 9.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW
Following a successful day last year, NSW Parliament House will again be opening its doors to the public this year for the Family Fun Day. From 10am to 3pm, visitors, families and friends are all welcome to come in and experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun and educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament; Children’s trail, guessing competition, arts and crafts, tour of the Chambers, role plays and chats with roving historical characters and ghosts of our Colonial past. For more information, please click here.

Go4Fun Term 4 Programs
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged from 7 – 13 who are above their ideal weight. It has an emphasis on practical, fun learning and is designed to deliver sustained improvements in families diet, fitness levels and overall health. For more information about times and venues, please click here.

Ryde Library School Holidays Workshops
During the holidays, Ryde Library will be running workshops for science, robotics, coding, cartooning and much more. For more information about the workshops, please click here.

School Holiday Performance at Barangaroo
For parents looking for activities during the school holidays, an Aboriginal dance and theatre performance will be running at Barangaroo Reserve. For more information, please click here.

Girl Guides
Is your daughter is interested in joining the Girl Guides? If so, please see the attached Girl Guides Flyer for more information.

Stars – Getting Kids Healthy, Active and Energised
Free Holiday Sports Camp vouchers to practice Table Tennis
Free Learn the Skills Play the Game – videos and Pictures on SportsSTAR.com.au
Free community Day on Saturday for the kids to have ago at Table Tennis
Schools Table Tennis Challenge Friday 29th October
Community Come and Try – Saturday 30th October





29th August 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CUniform ShopMusicCommunity

Our Spring Fair has been another outstanding success. While it’s a fund raising activity to support the school, the event is really a celebration of the wonderful Eastwood Public School community. We had over 350 parents, students and staff volunteering their time and expertise to make the day so successful. The school is very grateful for the effort from all the volunteers. We would particularly like to thank the Spring Fair Committee for the work they have undertaken over many months to coordinate the rides, stalls and food. A special thank you needs to go Atul and Shilpa Bhouraskar for their leadership and guidance. Its now only 362 days to the next Spring Fair. See you there!

A message from Mr Luke Witney
It is after due consideration that I relinquish the position of Principal at Eastwood Pubic School. By relinquishing at this time the Department of Education has time to complete the process of selecting, based on merit, a new Principal who will be able to commence duties at the school from the beginning of the 2018 school year.

I would like to thank staff, the community and the students who made my time at the school from 2007 to 2015 such a rewarding experience. Eastwood is special in so many ways and will no doubt continue to thrive during a period of change and opportunity.

My best wishes to all.

Summer PSSA
Cricket, Volleyball, Softball and Teeball will recommence this Friday. A reminder that all PSSA students need to remember to bring a hat, a water bottle and sunscreen to every game.

Winter PSSA
Please ensure all winter sports uniforms for Netball, OzTag and soccer are washed and returned to coaches.

Zone Athletics
On Tuesday 22nd August, 43 students from Eastwood Public School attended the Ryde Zone Athletics Carnival. The students enjoyed a fantastic day and represented the school well with excellent behaviour and some great results in their events.

In particular the following students are congratulated for their efforts in their events as they have done well enough to secure a spot at the upcoming Sydney North Area Athletics Carnival on Monday 11th September. James C, Sienna B and Aryan H. Well done to these students and we wish them all the best as they prepare for the Area Carnival.

Thank you to all parents who came and watched on the day.

Bennelong Cup Table Tennis
Bennelong Table Tennis Trials will begin for Years 5 and 6 in the coming weeks. Please listen out for any announcements regarding times.

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 8. Please order before Friday 1st September.

Family Social Club needs helpers for organising afternoon tea for kindy orientation evening on Monday 4th September at 4:30p.m. If you can help set up, clean up or bake something for the evening, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks
Sona Chowdhury 0403275532

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 5th September from 9-10am only. Please be reminded that this day will be the last fitting day for this term. Best time to check sizing and fitting for summer uniforms for next term.

Brimmed Hats
Please be informed that brimmed hats will no longer have strings. This is in compliance with the new safety regulations regarding school hats. We now have the new hats in stock.

Ordering your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail Orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For orders forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop. Changes in prices as mentioned in last week’s newsletter has been updated on the QKR and Mail order forms.

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

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen
Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

We were treated to very special performances by our Concert Band for the opening of the Spring Fair and by our Senior Strings as the closing item. Both the band and the ensemble did a fantastic job despite being a number of members down. Huge congratulations to those who performed and I can’t wait to hear you all again at the Granny Smith Festival as complete units.

If your child can’t attend rehearsals or performances, you need to notify both myself and the conductor ASAP.
The Arts Unit applications are now open for students from Years 4-12. Students can audition for one of the instrumental or vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney. For more information visit the website: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music
SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Upcoming Events – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration Thursday 31st August at 7pm in the School Hall
2018 Music Program Information Evening will be on this Thursday at 7:00pm in the hall. This is a night not to be missed, irrespective of whether you have a child who is currently in the program or if you wish your child to join next year. There will be a representative from Musicorp who will do a presentation about their options for the hire / purchase of instruments. As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Sydney Girls High School Open Night
Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 6th September from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please click here.

Sydney Boys High School Open Day
Sydney Boys High School will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 7th September. For more information please see the attached flyer.

North Sydney Girls High School Open Morning
North Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 31st August 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am for prospective students and their parents.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Epping Boys High Enrichment Class
To all students attending Year 7, 2018 at Epping Boys High School:
An email has been sent regarding Enrichment Class entry to the parent/caregiver of all students who have been successful in their application to Epping Boys High School for Year 7, 2018.
Application for the Enrichment Class for Year 7, 2018 is due by: Wednesday 13th September (applications after this date cannot be accepted)
Application for entry is through the ACER Higher Ability Selection Test (payment is to be made to EBHS by Wednesday 13th September)
TEST DATE: Wednesday 11th October (1pm – 4:30pm) at EBHS.
Please direct any enquiries to Ms Jessica Schadel, Deputy Principal – Middle School on (02) 3869 2701

Introduction to Netball with Gladesville Ravens 
Gladesville Ravens Netball is running an introduction to netball for players aged 7 to 9.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW
Following a successful day last year, NSW Parliament House will again be opening its doors to the public this year for the Family Fun Day. From 10am to 3pm, visitors, families and friends are all welcome to come in and experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun and educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament; Children’s trail, guessing competition, arts and crafts, tour of the Chambers, role plays and chats with roving historical characters and ghosts of our Colonial past. For more information, please click here.

Go4Fun Term 4 Programs
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged from 7 – 13 who are above their ideal weight. It has an emphasis on practical, fun learning and is designed to deliver sustained improvements in families diet, fitness levels and overall health. For more information about times and venues, please click here.

Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra (NSYO) Auditions
Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra is inviting new players to audition for the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for Term 4. Please click here for more information.

Talented Musicians Required – Epping Youth Band
There is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to join Primarily Brass, a local Epping District community youth band, who are currently seeking new members, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind instruments. Primarily Brass is made up of musicians aged 9 to 16 from schools in the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. Band members are intermediate standard musicians (e.g. AMEB grade 2 or higher).

Rehearsals are fortnightly during school terms on Friday evenings from 7:45pm to 9pm at Epping Heights PS. All members are required to continue in their school band and music programs.

If you are interested in joining the band, please contact Epping Youth Band for more details.
Email: auditions@primarilybrass.org.au
Website: www.primarilybrass.org.au

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club
Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Ryde Library School Holidays Workshops
During the holidays, Ryde Library will be running workshops for science, robotics, coding, cartooning and much more. For more information about the workshops, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library
West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with “Dad’s Day Out” events and activities held Saturday 2nd September. For more information, please click here

Ryde Little Athletics
Registration for Ryde Little Athletics for the 2017-2018 season is now open. For more information, please visit their website at www.ryde-athletics.org.au.

Free Holiday Sports Camps

22nd August 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenSpring FairUniform ShopMusicCommunity
Lots of our students have been out selling Spring Fair raffle tickets as they all must be returned by Friday 25th. To ensure the safety of students, parents should always accompany and directly supervise their child when selling the raffle tickets.

Congratulations to our Senior B Netball team for their outstanding effort make the finals of the Zone PSSA netball competition. In very windy and difficult conditions, the team were runner-up, loosing by a single goal. Well done team.

As Spring Fair is on this Saturday, the rides and other equipment will be arriving at school towards the end of the week. Your child should be under your care and supervision after school each day, but it will be particularly important on Thursday and Friday as there will be trucks and cars moving through the playground. If you are not involved in the setup of Spring Fair, for your safety and the safety of your children, please make sure you leave the school grounds straight after school.

We had a visit from Marsden High School students last week to act as peer tutors. They worked with our students on Lego robotics – programming the robots to play music, following set paths and performing simple tasks. The students are hoping we can return the visit later in the term to share more information and knowledge.

Lego Robotics in Stage 3 Lego Robotics in Stage 3

Transition to High School
Dear Year 4 and 5 Parents, 

A reminder that the Principal & Parents Morning Tea (PPMT) is this Thursday 24th August in the school library. Presentations begin at 9 30am.

Transition to High School
Most children are excited “and just a little bit nervous” about making the transition from primary school to high school. They already have a reasonable idea of what to expect thanks to the hard work done by high schools. As parents, it’s our job to support, guide and understand our children as they make the transition. There will be butterflies in stomachs on Day One (your children might have them as well!). But with your support, most children will make the adjustment to the bigger environment, an expanded circle of friends, an enlarged and more independent workload, and new opportunities, in a relatively short period of time. (www.kidspot.com.au/school/secondary 2013 )

Our goal for the morning is to provide you access to greater knowledge about the local high schools and the programs that Eastwood Public School offer to support our senior students during this transition in their education.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs J. Eadie
Relieving Deputy Principal

Woolworths Earn and Learn
The Woolworths earn and learn program is in progress. Please show your support by collecting stickers from Woolworths. Get your child(ren) to give their sticker sheets to their class teachers or just put the stickers in the box outside 5/6S, Mrs Sparrow’s classroom in Q block.
Our points will be helping out our local community groups.
So far we have collected 3720 stickers.

Diary Design Competition
In Term 2, Year 5 students were invited to enter a competition to design a 2018 diary cover. This popular diary is used by many schools Australia wide. We would like to congratulate Daniel Song from 5G who has received an Honourable Mention for his entry. Daniel’s design will be featured on the back cover of the diary and his name will be credited on the inside cover. Well done Daniel for this fantastic achievement!

Lost Property
We are excited to announce that over the coming weeks we will be completing a trial with RagTagd, http://www.ragtagd.com/ a company that helps parents find lost property at school. We are looking to manage the ever growing pile of discarded clothing and end ongoing costs to parents and frustration for everyone. There is no cost involved to participate in the trial. 

Whenever your Smart Tagged garment reaches lost property, you will receive an automated SMS (text message) notifying you that it’s there, making retrieval quick and easy. 

On Friday 1st September, RagTagd will provide us with a seamstress who will stitch labels onto clothing. Only school jumpers and jackets will be labelled. Please complete the permission ‘to tag’ note and return to your child’s teacher. You are welcome to bring any school jumpers or jackets you wish to have labelled. Leave them in the hall, with permission label taped to the bag, between 8.40-9.10. The labels will be attached during the day and bags returned to children’s classes. 

Each label has a code which you activate by texting to the company’s phone number. If your child’s clothes are handed into lost property you will receive an automated SMS. Further details re pickups will be explained when the trial commences. Please click here to download the permission note to be involved in the trial.

PSSA
Well done to the Senior B netball girls that made the winter PSSA Grand Final last week. Unfortunately the girls lost by 1 point. It is an exceptional effort to make a Grand Final and all students involved should feel particularly proud of their achievements this season.
Final score: Eastwood 5 – Ryde East 6

Summer PSSA recommences Week 7 (1st September).

Bennelong Cup Trials
Bennelong Table Tennis Trials will begin for Year 5 and 6 in the coming weeks. Please listen out for any announcements regarding times.

Uniforms
A reminder to all students involved in winter PSSA that uniforms have to be returned to your coaches as soon as possible. Thank you.

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Mr Koums

Click here to see the menu for Week 7. Please order before Friday 25th August.

Please see the attached Spring Fair Week 6 newsletter for all the latest information regarding the Spring Fair.

Mufti Day Tomorrow – Plant Stall
Our last spring Fair Mufti day is for the plant Stall. We welcome gold coin donations or potted plants on Wednesday 24th August from 8.45- 9.10am outside the hall. 

If you have perennial plants that can be divided, plants that have multiplied through self-seeding or other little plants that you can dig up from your garden to put in pots please do those now so they can thrive by Spring Fair day. If you have spare potted plants we would love those too. Popular sellers include herbs, edible plants and pretty pots of flowers. Please look around your garden or balcony to see if you have something to donate to make our Plant Stall a beautiful success.

Fitting Day
The next Fitting Day is Tuesday 5th September from 9–10am only.

Price Increase
Due to the increase in prices from our suppliers, we wish to inform everyone of the price increase on the girl’s skorts from $22 to $24 and the library bag from $7 to $8 starting this week.

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. Original receipt is required and items must be in the same condition as at the time of purchase.

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

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen
Convenors
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

We are in the lead up to a very busy time for the Music Program at EPS.

• EPS Spring Fair – Saturday 26th August.
• 2018 Music Program Information Evening Thursday 31st August  – This is a night not to be missed, irrespective of whether you have a child who is currently in the program or if you wish your child to join next year.

There will be a representative from Musicorp who will do a presentation about their options for the hire / purchase of instruments. As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months.

Band Instrument Tutors
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone/Trumpet/Cornet/Oboe/Trombone/Lower Brass: Tony Gardner – experienced tutor, conductor 0412 686 814, $40/half hr
Flute: Melissa Hoile – AMEB Examiner, 0417 262 688, $39/half hr
Yeri Kim – 6 years of tutoring, 0433 082 090, $35/half hr or $70/hr
Keyboard/Bass Guitar: Gabrielle Hiu: 4th year Syd Conservatorium, 0423 152 011, $25/half hr or $40/hr
Drumkit: David Smith – experienced tutor, 0424 616 394, $40/half hr
David Beeston, 0404 027 272, $35/ half hr or $70/hr

If your child doesn’t attend rehearsals because of illness, there are no refunds. The same applies if you go away for holidays etc. Once you make the commitment for your child to attend, there are no refunds as the music program has had to make the commitment to ensure that a conductor is available and we need to cover their fees. If your child changed over from another ensemble to training band, the money you paid for the other ensemble will be transferred over to the training band fee.

Here is the TED video for this week, it’s all about practice: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-practice-effectively-for-just-about-anything-annie-bosler-and-don-greene

SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Upcoming Events
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th August.
Week 7 – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration Thursday 31st August at 7pm in the School Hall.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Sydney Girls High School Open Night
Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 6th September from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please click here.

Sydney Boys High School Open Day
Sydney Boys High School will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 7th September. For more information please see the attached flyer.

North Sydney Girls High School Open Morning
North Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 31st August 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am for prospective students and their parents.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

North Sydney Boys High School Open Day
On Tuesday 29th August North Sydney Boys High School will be holding their Open Day for prospective students and their families. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Epping Boys High School – An Evening of Music
Epping Boys’ High School is presenting its annual “An Evening of Music” concert on Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm. The school will showcase its many and varied music ensembles including Wind Ensembles, Stage Bands, Choirs, Percussion Ensembles, Guitar Ensembles and String Ensembles along with outstanding Year 12 soloists. The ensembles have performed brilliantly in various eisteddfods and festivals during the year. The school has a long tradition of excellence in music programs and the concert will be of the very highest quality. If your son will be attending Epping Boys in the future, this evening will give you a great insight into the music programs that are offered at the school.

The concert will be held in the school hall, 213 Vimiera Road, Eastwood (corner of Epping Road). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for concession and $50 for a family. Tickets can be purchased online at TryBooking.com. Please use the following link https://trybooking.com/RFLJ Note: This event is allocated seating. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra (NSYO) Auditions
Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra is inviting new players to audition for the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for Term 4. Please click here for more information.

Talented Musicians Required – Epping Youth Band
There is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to join Primarily Brass, a local Epping District community youth band, who are currently seeking new members, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind instruments. Primarily Brass is made up of musicians aged 9 to 16 from schools in the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. Band members are intermediate standard musicians (e.g. AMEB grade 2 or higher).

Rehearsals are fortnightly during school terms on Friday evenings from 7:45pm to 9pm at Epping Heights PS. All members are required to continue in their school band and music programs.

If you are interested in joining the band, please contact Epping Youth Band for more details.
Email: auditions@primarilybrass.org.au
Website: www.primarilybrass.org.au

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club
Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Rotary Club of North Ryde are organizing the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health in conjunction with Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health. The Fun Run will be held on Sunday 27th August at the Macquarie University Sports Grounds. 
As a precursor to the Fun Run Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health will be conducting two free community information evenings for parents, carers, teachers and professionals who work with young people. If you are interested in attending the information evenings, please see the attached flyer for more information.
For more details on the Fun Run, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library
West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with “Dad’s Day Out” events and activities held Saturday 2nd September. For more information, please click here

Ryde Little Athletics
Registration for Ryde Little Athletics for the 2017-2018 season is now open. For more information, please visit their website at www.ryde-athletics.org.au.

NET SET GO! – Gladesville
Gladesville Ravens Netball are running an introduction to netball for players aged 7,8 & 9. For more information, please click here.

Epping Bulls Junior Cricket Club

15th August 2017

From the PrincipalSpring FairGeneral NewsSportCanteenUniform ShopMusicImportant DatesCommunity

Student safety should always be our first priority. While we are working with your children to make them safe users of our roads, we urge parents to do the same by using the traffic lights and pedestrian crossings when crossing the road. We have also had emails from Eastwood residents, about students’ unsafe behaviour while walking to and from school. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the most appropriate route to walk home and the safe methods of crossing the road. We will be talking to your children as well.

Congratulations to Rachel (2J) and Phylis (2L). They are our first students in 2017 to gain a Gold Award for their outstanding effort across the curriculum.

You may have noticed a few improvements to our playground. New tables, sand pits nearing completion, pirate ships, gardens and a new deck for students to sit and eat their lunch or just sit and chat. There have also been some more but hidden improvements to the student toilets. These improvements are just a few examples of the P&C Voluntary Contributions at work for the benefit of all students. 

Pirate boat Senior B Netball

Our Senior B Netball team has made it into the PSSA Winter competition finals. We wish the girls the very best of luck. Win, lose or draw on Friday, we very proud of your effort and achievement. 

Our Interschool Chess Competition final was held last week against Ermington Public School. Our team of Aarav, Daryl, Marcos and Bailey played exceptionally well but unfortunately were not able to secure a win. Well done team, on making it to the finals and being great representatives of Eastwood PS and your families.

Please see the attached Spring Fair Week 5 newsletter for all the latest information regarding the Spring Fair.

Mufti Day Tomorrow – Soft Drinks (Cans & Bottles)
The Drink Stall would welcome the following CANS of drink: Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Lemonade, Solo, Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, and Creaming Soda at tomorrow’s Mufti Day.

The Spider Drink Stall would welcome the following BOTTLES of drink (2 litres or 1.25 litre bottles welcome): Creaming Soda (our most popular), Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Lemonade, Solo, Pepsi, Pepsi Max, and Diet Pepsi at tomorrow’s Mufti Day.

We will be collecting all CANS and BOTTLES of drink outside the hall THIS Wednesday, 16th August between 8.45am and 9.10am. A GOLD Coin donation is also welcome. If you miss this Mufti Day, there will be a box in the school office foyer for donated items. We thank you in advance for your generous support.

Canned Drinks / Spider Drinks
Praba 0402 074 330
praba67@gmail.com

Lost Property
We are excited to announce that over the coming weeks we will be completing a trial with RagTagd, a company that helps parents find lost property at school. We are looking to manage the ever growing pile of discarded clothing and end ongoing costs to parents and frustration for everyone.

Whenever your Smart Tagged garment reaches lost property, you will receive an automated SMS (text message) notifying you that it’s there, making retrieval quick and easy. In fact, collection is so simple that 90% of families using RagTagd at other schools recover their lost property within a day of receiving an SMS.

You will soon receive further information explaining how you can be part of the trial for this innovative solution.

Debating News
Our debating teams for 2017 have been working extremely hard to develop their skills. We would like to congratulate the following students for their efforts in debating and for their participation in this year’s Premier’s Debating Challenge.

As a result:
Eastwood Public Eagles scored 2 wins and 2 losses
Eastwood Public Echidnas scored 1 win and 3 losses

Congratulations to Ashley W 6S, Aileen K 6G, Amaaya C 5G, Aman M 6A, Chloe W 6A, Dennis Y 6G, Ian L 6S, Stella H 6R and Torrance W 6S. 

We wish them well for their future!

Training will begin soon for our 2018 debating team. Twenty-four students came to sit for the audition and six students have been selected to be in next year’s debating team. The decision was made after careful consideration with reference to the selection criteria.

We would like to welcome the following students to our debating team for 2018: Lydia K 5/6S, Amaaya C 5G, Milni K 5G, Elaine W 5L, Marcus D 5B, Bailey G 5G

Congratulations to our participants for next year!

The 2018 debating team will attend a debating camp in September and meetings will commence in Term 4.

Debating Teachers

Term 3 Principal and Parents Morning Tea
Dear Parents of Students in Years 4 and 5,

I would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us on Thursday 24th August at 9.30am in our school library for our Principal and Parents morning tea (PPMT). This term our morning information session will be focusing on our local public high schools and what they have to offer our students upon their completion of Year 6.

Each high school in our area has activities and curriculum highlights that would be appealing to many of our students and we will appreciate the opportunity to hear more about the programs that are pertinent to the various schools.

You will hear a brief presentation from some of the local high schools, including information such as their location, enrolment numbers and the various sporting, music and extracurricular opportunities available.

This valuable information may help you make important decisions about your child’s further educational possibilities in the public system.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mrs J. Eadie
Deputy Principal (R)

Woolworths Earn and Learn
Remember to ask for your stickers when you shop at Woolworths. Our school total stands at 1637 so keep collecting so we can support our local community groups. The collection box for our school is outside 5-6S classroom on the verandah at Q block. We appreciate your support.

Karen Sparrow
Assistant Principal

Musica Viva in Schools
Musica Viva will be visiting on Tuesday 29th August. For more information, please click here.

PSSA
A special mention goes to the senior B Netball team who are through to the grand final to be played this week. Well done as this is a great reflection of the dedication and efforts throughout the season. We wish you all the best of luck this Friday!

Last week Eastwood played friendly matches for Football, OzTag and Netball. All teams showed great sportsmanship and should be proud of their efforts this year.

Zone Athletics Carnival
The Ryde Zone Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 22nd August at Homebush. Please return the entry and bus fee to the office.

Summer PSSA
Cricket, Softball and Tball will recommence in Week 7 of this term. Please listen out for announcements regarding training times for your respective team. A reminder also that all PSSA students need to remember to bring a hat, a water bottle and sunscreen to every game.

Swim School
Swim School permission notes have been handed out and are due back on Friday 25th August. If there are any questions regarding swim school or any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

Thank you
Anthony Koumzoglou and Ken Leslie

Click here to see the menu for Week 6. Please order before Friday 18th August.

Extra Volunteers
We need extra volunteers for the Kindergarten 2018 Information Night on Monday 4th September at 5:15pm and the Kindergarten Orientation Day on Friday 15th September at 9:30am. If you are available to help please contact the Uniform Shop.

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 5th September from 9-10am only.

Ordering your Uniforms
Use QKR, fill out an order form and drop it at the school office OR email the form to the uniform shop 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
Items must be returned or exchanged in the condition as at time of purchase. Original receipt is required. For more information regarding Uniform Shop policies please read information at the back of your order forms.

Maria and Sarah
Convenors
Eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

We are in the lead up to a very busy time for the Music Program at EPS.

• EPS Spring Fair – Saturday 26th August.
• 2018 Music Program Information Evening – This is a night not to be missed, irrespective of whether you have a child who is currently in the program or if you wish your child to join next year.

There will be a representative from Musicorp who will do a presentation about their options for the hire / purchase of instruments. As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months.

Yesterday was the last introductory band group lesson. Students are to attend Training Band rehearsals on Thursdays 8:00 – 9:00am and they need to attend solo lessons. Parents please make arrangements directly with the tutors. For your easy reference, here are the tutor details:

Band Instrument Tutors
Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone/Trumpet/Cornet/Oboe/Trombone/Lower Brass: Tony Gardner – experienced tutor, conductor 0412 686 814, $40/half hr
Flute: Melissa Hoile – AMEB Examiner, 0417 262 688, $39/half hr
Yeri Kim – 6 years of tutoring, 0433 082 090, $35/half hr or $70/hr
Keyboard/Bass Guitar: Gabrielle Hiu: 4th year Syd Conservatorium, 0423 152 011, $25/half hr or $40/hr
Drumkit: David Smith – experienced tutor, 0424 616 394, $40/half hr
David Beeston, 0404 027 272, $35/ half hr or $70/hr

If your child doesn’t attend rehearsals because of illness, there are no refunds. The same applies if you go away for holidays etc. Once you make the commitment for your child to attend, there are no refunds as the music program has had to make the commitment to ensure that a conductor is available and we need to cover their fees. If your child changed over from another ensemble to training band, the money you paid for the other ensemble will be transferred over to the training band fee.

Here is the TED video for this week, it’s all about practice: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-practice-effectively-for-just-about-anything-annie-bosler-and-don-greene

SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Upcoming Events
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th August.
Week 7 – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration Thursday 31st August at 7pm in the School Hall.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

  • Battle of the Schools Dance competition: 22-23rd August
  • Spring Fair: 26th August
  • Kindergarten 2018 Parent Information Night: Monday 4th September 2017, 5:15-6:30pm
  • Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Day: Friday 15th September 2017, 9:15-11:10am
  • Year 5 Camp: 5-7th September

North Sydney Girls High School Open Morning
North Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 31st August 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am for prospective students and their parents.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Epping Boys High School – An Evening of Music
Epping Boys’ High School is presenting its annual “An Evening of Music” concert on Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm. The school will showcase its many and varied music ensembles including Wind Ensembles, Stage Bands, Choirs, Percussion Ensembles, Guitar Ensembles and String Ensembles along with outstanding Year 12 soloists. The ensembles have performed brilliantly in various eisteddfods and festivals during the year. The school has a long tradition of excellence in music programs and the concert will be of the very highest quality. If your son will be attending Epping Boys in the future, this evening will give you a great insight into the music programs that are offered at the school.

The concert will be held in the school hall, 213 Vimiera Road, Eastwood (corner of Epping Road). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for concession and $50 for a family. Tickets can be purchased online at TryBooking.com. Please use the following link https://trybooking.com/RFLJ Note: This event is allocated seating. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

North Sydney Boys High School Open Day
On Tuesday 29th August North Sydney Boys High School will be holding their Open Day for prospective students and their families. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club
Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Rotary Club of North Ryde are organizing the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health in conjunction with Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health. The Fun Run will be held on Sunday 27th August at the Macquarie University Sports Grounds. 

As a precursor to the Fun Run Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health will be conducting two free community information evenings for parents, carers, teachers and professionals who work with young people. If you are interested in attending the information evenings, please see the attached flyer for more information.

For more details on the Fun Run, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library
West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with events and activities in the library. For more information, please click here

Ryde Little Athletics
Registration for Ryde Little Athletics for the 2017-2018 season is now open. For more information, please visit their website at www.ryde-athletics.org.au.

Epping Bulls Junior Cricket Club

8th August 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenSpring FairMusicImportant DatesCommunity

Parents are reminded that there is no playground supervision of students after 3.10pm. For their safety, students should go home immediately after school finishes or be directly supervised by a parent. If a parent is running late to pick up a child the school should be contacted. Students are reminded to go to the school office if parents do not arrive to collect them at 3.10pm.

The Art Show last week was a wonderful event, with lots of families coming along to celebrate public education, get together with friends and view our student’s creative work on display. Congratulations to the families who bought art work during the auction.

Our first Spring Fair mufti day last week was a great success. You can still donate books, CD and DVDs by leaving them at the office. This week, the Spring Fair mufti day is for the cake stall. Children can wear plain clothes instead of their regular school uniform on Mufti Day and in exchange, are asked to make a Gold Coin donation.

Spring Fair is only a couple of weeks away. If you can help in anyway, your time would be greatly appreciated. You can volunteer at Signup.com

Term 3 Principal and Parents Morning Tea

Dear Parents of Students in Years 4 and 5,

I would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us on Thursday 24th August at 9.30 am in the school library for our Principal and Parents morning tea (PPMT).

This term the morning information session will be focusing on our local public high schools and what they have to offer our students upon their completion of Year 6.

Each high school in our area has activities and curriculum highlights that would be appealing to many of our students and we will appreciate the opportunity to hear more about the programs that are pertinent to the various schools.

You will hear a brief presentation from some of the local high schools, including information such as their location, enrolment numbers and the various sporting, music and extracurricular opportunities available.

This valuable information may help you make important decisions about your child’s further educational possibilities in the public system.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mrs J. Eadie
Deputy Principal (R)

Kindergarten 2018

Details of our Orientation for Kindergarten students who have applied to enrol in Eastwood Public School in 2018 and returned the documentation were sent home last week. If you have a child starting school next year it is important to enrol your child and to attend our Kindergarten Orientation held at the end of Term 3. If you have not already registered please email your child’s details – full name, date of birth and residential address to eastwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au.
Please contact the admin staff if you have not yet completed an application form or require assistance.

​Regards
Sinead Fisher
School Administrative Manager

Woolworths Earn and Learn

The Woolworths earn and learn program is in progress. Please show your support by collecting stickers from Woolworths. Get your child(ren) to give their sticker sheets to their class teachers or just put the stickers in the box outside 5/6S (homebase 1), Mrs Sparrow’s classroom in Q block.

Our points will be helping out our local community groups.

Spring Fair Poster Competition

The school is running a Spring Fair poster competition for students in K- 6. It’s to be on A4 paper and students can use the computer or it can be completed by hand. Prizes will be a ride band (worth $30) to be used at the Spring Fair, and will be given to the winner in K-2 and in 3-6, as well as an overall winner. The winning entries will also be used to promote the Spring Fair in 2018. Entries will be judged by members of the SRC. 

Please return all entries to 6R. Trays will be outside Mr Singh’s room in Q block for entries to be put in. Entries will be accepted from Monday 14th August, and will close on Friday 18th August.  ​

Thanks
Ricki Singh

Musica Viva in Schools

Musica Viva will be visiting on Tuesday 29th August. For more information, please click here.

Art Show

Congratulations to the following art auction winners. It was a fantastic, fun filled evening and even the rain didn’t dampen our spirit. Your contribution and support of our school is greatly appreciated. You have bought a piece of your school’s history for your child to enjoy for many years to come. The staff thanks you for joining us in our effort to encourage each student to shine during Education Week. As a student, parent and staff community we are an awesome bunch.

Henry C, Celestine S, Sean S, Lucas Z, Miss Kam, Kyo T, Patrick Q, William D, Akash P, Evelyn L, Daryl Y, Gordon Z, Ming W, Shreeya P, Jerry Q,  Thomas C, Ryan L, and Amaaya C.

Thank you from Eastwood Public school.

Thank you also to Leon Axford of Axford Auctions for donating so much of his time to help our school. 

PSSA Results for Week 3

Soccer
Girls Football A lost 4 – 0 Player of the match: Christie
Girls Football B lost 1 – 0 Player of the match: Tsia En
Jr A Boys lost 3- 2 Player of the Match: Jay-Yun
Jr B Boys lost 5 – 0 Player of the match: Rohan
Sr Boys won 3 -2 Player of the match: Rafe

Netball
Jr A lost 15 – 13
Jr B lost 9 – 0
Sr A drew 7 -7
Sr B won 6 – 3 Player of the match: Angela

OzTag 
Girls lost 7 – 1 Player of the match: Ashley
Boys lost 8 – 1 Player of the match: Liam

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 5. Please order before Friday 11th August.

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets for the Spring Fair will be sent home with children today (Tuesday).

Mufti Day – Wednesday 9th August

To help our parent bakers purchase ingredients to make some yummy homemade cakes and confectionery for the Spring Fair, we are encouraging everyone to donate a Gold Coin
to the Cake Stall Mufti Day tomorrow. We will be collecting gold coin donations between 8:30 and 9:10am, outside the School hall.
Remember: Children can wear plain clothes instead of their regular school uniform on Mufti Day and in exchange are asked to bring a gold coin donation.

Please see the attached Spring Fair Week 4 newsletter for all the latest information regarding the Spring Fair.

We had a very productive Music Committee meeting last Wednesday and we discussed instrument hire, performance opportunities and started planning ahead for next year! I urge EVERYONE to come along to the Music Program Information Evening in Week 7 on Thursday 31st August as there will be a special presentation by Musicorp with the instrument hire plans that they have available.

No TED presentation for this week, but the SSO Fellows and OLMC in Parramatta will be running a 3 day orchestral workshop. If you are interested, please follow the link for more information http://www.olmc.nsw.edu.au/the-academy/workshops/3-day-orchestral-workshop

Also, SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please read the information and direct any queries to them. https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Upcoming Events
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th August.
Week 7 – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration on Thursday 31st August at 7pm in the School Hall.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

  • Battle of the Schools Dance competition: 22-23rd August
  • Spring Fair: 26th August
  • Kindergarten 2018 Parent Information Night: Monday 4th September 2017, 5:15-6:30pm
  • Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Day: Friday 15th September 2017, 9:15-11:10am
  • Year 5 Camp: 5-7th September

North Sydney Boys High School Open Day

On Tuesday 29th August North Sydney Boys High School will be holding their Open Day for prospective students and their families. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Curious Kids Club at West Ryde Library – Batteries Not Included!

Curious Kids Club would like to invite all students to their next Kids Club Science workshop – ‘Batteries Not Included!’ at West Ryde Library. Details are as follows:

This activity will look at several historical toys and the science behind them. The emphasis can be on the historical aspect of the toys, or on the way in which they use energy. Toys include thaumatropes, spinning top, cup and ball, shadow puppets and the clucking cup. Children take home a simple toy.

When: Tuesday 8 August
Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm
Where: West Ryde Library
Ages: 5yrs+
Cost: $8.50

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club

Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

‘Tuning into Teens’ Course for Mandarin Speaking Parents

Northern Sydney Local Health District and Headspace Chatswood are running a  ‘Tuning in to Teens’ course for Mandarin speaking parents on 8th August. If you would like more information, please click one of the flyers for more information – English VersionSimplified Chinese Version or Traditional Chinese Version.

North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health

Rotary Club of North Ryde are organizing the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health in conjunction with Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health. The Fun Run will be held on Sunday 27th August at the Macquarie University Sports Grounds. 

As a precursor to the Fun Run Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health will be conducting two free community information evenings for parents, carers, teachers and professionals who work with young people. If you are interested in attending the information evenings, please see the attached flyer for more information.

For more details on the Fun Run, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library

West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with events and activities in the library. For more information, please click here

Epping Bulls Junior Cricket Club

1st August 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenSpring FairUniform ShopMusicImportant DatesCommunity

Acacia ConcertThis week is Education Week. As part of the celebration of public education, we would like to invite families and community members to the school’s Open Day today. Its an opportunity to share your child’s learning by visiting their classroom, witnessing a range of performances and viewing a variety of student work on display in the hall. K-2 classrooms will be open from 10am followed by their performances in the playground. Years 3-6 classrooms will be open from 11:50am followed by their performances.

Congratulations to the students who performed at the Acacia Concert at the Opera House on Monday night. The performance was excellence, so was their behaviour, effort and attitude throughout the day. Well done.

Art Show auctionThe Art Show auction is on this week, Thursday at 6.30pm. Its a chance to chat with other parents and community members. You may even like to purchase a piece of art as a memory of your child’s time at Eastwood Public School. 

Library Update

The library upgrade is making progress. New furniture and book shelves have been installed as well as a big screen TV. The next step is painting and new carpeting.

It’s an example of your voluntary contributions being used to benefit all our students.

School library project

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

Woolworths Earn and Learn

The Woolworths Earn and Learn program started on Wednesday 26th July. Please show you support by donating stickers from Woolworths which you receive from every ten dollars you spend at the store. Students can collect a sticker sheet that must be used from 5/6S clasroom in Q block (You need to put the stickers on this sheet or Woolworths will not validate it). Leave your sticker sheets in a Green box in front of 5/6S.

Karen Sparrow
Assistant Principal

Parent Connection & Engagement Program-Kindergarten & Year 1

Do you have a child in Kindergarten or Year 1? Would you like to know more about how you can help your child be a confident and successful student? Our first information session last week was attended by many parents. This series of workshops for parents interested in learning about about the tools and strategies to be able to more effectively support their children will continue to run every Thursday afternoon. Topics covered will include understanding the NSW school system, child development, managing children’s stress, homework, developing resilience, fostering self-esteem, the importance of play and the use of modern technology. Please use the link below to access the program information and return the attendance slip as soon as possible. Workshops start at 2pm in the teacher staffroom. You are welcome to attend as many weeks as you can. Parent Engagement Program – Flyer 2 

PSSA Results for Week 2

Soccer
Girls Football A – won 2-1 v West Ryde Player of the match Marian
Girls Football B – Won 2 -0 v West Ryde Player of the match Shreeya
Jr A Boys won 2 – 0 v West Ryde Player of the match Brannavan
Jr B Boys lost 6 – 0 v West Ryde Player of the match William
Sr Boys won 3 -0 v West Ryde Player of the match Dilshan

Netball
Jr A won 15 – 2 v West Ryde Player of the match Serena
Jr B drew 2 -2 v West Ryde
Sr A won 13 – 1 v West Ryde Player of the match Joy
Sr B won 13 – 3 v West Ryde Player of the match Lydia

OzTag 
Girls won 8 -6 v Boronia Park Player of the match Tara
Boys won 10 – 5 v Boronia Park Player of the match James

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

Mufti Day – Wednesday 2nd August

Our first mufti day
We will be collecting Gold Coin donations between 8:30 – 9:10am, Wednesday, 9th August outside the School hall.

Remember: Children can wear plain clothes instead of their regular school uniform on Mufti Day and in exchange, are ask to bring a Gold Coin donation.

Spring Fair Newsletter

Please see the attached Spring Fair Newsletter for all the latest information regarding the Spring Fair.

Fitting Day
The next fitting day is Tuesday 5th September 2017 from 9 -10am only.

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 in 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/Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns/exchanges. The original receipt is required and items must be in the same condition as at the time of purchase – tags have not been removed and remain with the item. For more information regarding Uniform Shop Policies please read the information at the back of your order forms.

Volunteers
We will be needing extra volunteers to help with the Kindergarten 2018 Information Night and Orientation Day in early September. If you are available to help please contact the Uniform Shop.

Maria and Sarah
Conveners
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

I am (slowly) getting back up to full speed and apologize for having had to reschedule the Music Committee Meeting to this Wednesday at 2pm. Please come along, find out what is happening and have your say. Remember that the hiring of instruments will be changing next year and we’ll be discussing this at the meeting.

HUGE congratulations to the selected String Players who proudly represented the school at the Festival of Instrumental Music Concert last night at the Sydney Opera House. I hope that they will always remember this very special experience.

If you haven’t seen this before, please make the time to watch it, it’s all about approaching music as a language. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/victor-wooten-music-as-a-language

Upcoming Events
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th August.
Week 7 – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

  • Open Day: 1st August
  • Art Show: 3rd August
  • Battle of the Schools Dance competition: 22-23rd August
  • Spring Fair: 26th August
  • Kindergarten 2018 Parent Information Night: Monday 4th September 2017, 5:15-6:30pm
  • Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Day: Friday 15th September 2017, 9:15-11:10am
  • Year 5 Camp: 5-7th September

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club

Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Rock Painting Party

Ermington West Public school is having a Rock Painting Party at their school grounds on Saturday 5th of August. This is a fund raising event run by their P&C to raise funds for the school. Entry is $5 per family and you can paint and decorate as many rocks as you would like. More details are available at https://www.facebook.com/events/928452030619813

‘Tuning in to Teens’ Course for Mandarin Speaking Parents

Northern Sydney Local Health District and Headspace Chatswood are running a  ‘Tuning in to Teens’ course for Mandarin speaking parents on 8th August. If you would like more information, please click one of the flyers for more information – English VersionSimplified Chinese Version or Traditional Chinese Version.

North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health

Rotary Club of North Ryde are organizing the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health in conjunction with Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health. The Fun Run will be held on Sunday 27th August at the Macquarie University Sports Grounds. 

As a precursor to the Fun Run Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health will be conducting two free community information evenings for parents, carers, teachers and professionals who work with young people. If you are interested in attending the information evenings, please see the attached flyer for more information.

For more details on the Fun Run, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library

West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with events and activities in the library. For more information, please click here