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

25th July 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CUniform ShopMusicImportant DatesCommunity

We would like encourage you to visit the school next week as part of Education Week.

  • Tuesday is our our Open Day  K-2 from 10am, Years 3-6 from 11.50am
  • Thursday evening for the Art Show auction from 6.30pm

Excellence
Dana, Vanessa, Alice, Coco, Zoe and Joyce all excitedly made their way to my office to share the amusement parks they had designed and constructed. It was part of the problem based designed task given to Year 6 classes last term. Well done girls, I was most impressed with the explanations and the workmanship.

Problem Base Learning Problem Base Learning

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? Eastwood Public School is hosting a series of workshops for parents interested in learning about about the tools and strategies to be able to more effectively support their children. The program will run every Thursday afternoon from 2-3pm and 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. The first workshop is this Thursday, 27th July starting at 2pm in the staffroom. Parent Engagement Program – Flyer 2 

National Data Collection on Students with Disability

The annual National Data Collection on Students with Disability is currently in progress. This data collection counts the number of school students with disability and the level of reasonable educational adjustment that is provided in the school setting. Please click on the Parent Carer Fact Sheet for more information.

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 starts on Wednesday 26th July. Please show your 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 the green box in front of 5/6S.
Karen Sparrow
Assistant Principal
Eastwood Public School

Bookclub

This week Issue 5 of Book Club will be distributed. Orders are due by Tuesday 1st August 2017.

Orders can be made online by visiting scholastic.com.au/LOOP or by downloading the ‘Scholastic Bookclub Loop for parents’ app.

Please contact Louise (louise.elrick@gmail.com) if you have any enquiries or concerns.

Book Club Parent Volunteer
Louise Elrick

PSSA
Tigertag
Boys lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Cheng
Girls lost 10 – 2. Player of the Match: Christine

Netball
Senior A lost 36 – 1. Player of the Match: Anthea
Senior B won 14 – 11. Player of the Match: Nyomita
Junior A won 10 – 8. Player of the Match: Olivia
Junior B lost 8 – 1. Player of the Match: Gemma

Soccer
Girls A lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: Iris
Girls B lost 2 -1.
Junior A lost 3 – 2.
Junior B lost 2 – 1. Player of the Match: William
Seniors lost 5 – 0. Player of the Match: Josh

Click here to see the menu for Week 3. Please order before Friday 28th July.

On behalf of the P&C, thank you to the many families who have made donations in the last couple of months. Each year Voluntary Contributions provide funding to our school children in many areas. We really value your generous contributions. If you have not yet made contributions this year but still would like to contribute, please send it to the Office directly.
We would also like to thank Rachel Cheung and Jenny Li who helped to process the contributions this year. They spent many hours on processing the payments each week and we really appreciate it!
Tim Radnidge
P&C President

Fitting Day
The next fitting day is Tuesday 1st August from 9-10am only.

Ordering your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail Orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For order forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop. There has been some changes in the pricing so please ensure you are using the updated order form. For QKR orders, the online price has been updated.

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

The introductory Band Group Lessons started yesterday, which was very exciting for all involved. From next week, the group will be split into two. Please keep an eye out on your e-mails as this is the main form of communication that I have with you. If your details have changed, please let me know ASAP.

All ensemble rehearsals are now underway and I hope everyone is ready to go for a very busy term of public performances.

A reminder to parents that all fees are now overdue and failure to pay may result in your child not being able to get involved in upcoming performances. The efficient running of the Music Program is heavily dependent on you working together in partnership with us and ensuring that payments are made on time and that you read your emails and the newsletter.

We will be having a Music Committee Meeting on Wednesday 26th July at 2pm. The main item for discussion will be changes to how instruments are hired out. We will also be discussing the formation of additional ensembles and upcoming performances for our musicians. I am very much looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible, so please let me know if you are coming (so I can get a bigger room if needed) and / or if there is anything you wish to discuss about the music program.

If you haven’t seen this before, please make the time to watch it, it’s all about the wonderful benefits of playing an instrument. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins

Upcoming Events
Week 3 – Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House.
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th August.
Week 7 – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration – Thursday 31st August

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

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

Sydney Academy of Chess 
Learn to be a chess champion! Coaching for students at Eastwood Public School is held on:
Years K-2: Mondays from 8:00am to 8:55am
Years 3-6: Tuesdays from 8:00am to 8:55am
Learning and playing chess helps children develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, improves their concentration and focus, while also being a great source of enjoyment.
Activities include group lessons on a demonstration chess board or interactive whiteboard, puzzle solving and fun practice games. Students earn merit awards by making checkmates, or by displaying skills and positive qualities, which all good chess players strive to develop.
If your child is interested in taking part, email enrol@sydneyacademyofchess.com.au for an enrolment form. For all enquiries, please contact Sydney Academy of Chess on (02) 9745 1170.

Ryde Go4Fun Term 3 Program
Go4Fun is a free ten week healthy lifestyle program for kids aged 7 – 13 years who are above a healthy weight. Sessions run once a week for two hours after school, during school term. The program is run by a trained and qualified health professional. 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.

18th July 2017

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Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you were able to take a break and step away from school to help clear the mind to refocus and are ready to approach a new term of challenges and learning opportunities.

I would like to invite all parents and family members to celebrate public education by participating in the Education Week activities in Week 3. Our Open Day will be on Tuesday 1st August. This provides an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and to watch a variety of performances throughout the day. Our Art Show will be on Thursday evening. It’s a chance to view a range of our students’ creative activities but also to purchase one of the outstanding group art works that will be auctioned on the night.

During this term, we will also hold the Spring Fair, Saturday 26th August. Preparations are well underway and the Spring Fair newsletters will be coming home with your child. The newsletters will keep you up-to-date with mufti days, second hand goods collection and opportunities for you to assist on the day. All help is greatly appreciated.

Mind Mapping with EALD studentsExcellence

Just before the holidays three students came to share the mind map they created during their English language support activities. To hear excitement in their voices as they explained the mind map was a fantastic way to the end the term. Thank you Tank, Tiger and Anna.

2017 Opportunity Class Placement Test

Applicants for Year 5 placement in an opportunity class in 2018 are required to take the Opportunity Class Placement Test to be held from 9:00am to 11.15am on Wednesday 26th July 2017.  The test centre for students at Eastwood is:

 James Ruse Agricultural High School
 Felton Rd
 CARLINGFORD NSW 2118

All parents were sent a letter by both mail and email (if an email address was provided) indicating the details of the test centre their child is required to attend. If you did not receive this letter, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Education Week

NSW Public Schools celebrate Education Week from the 31st July – 4th August 2017.  Eastwood Public School Open Day will be held on Tuesday 1st August. Our program is as follows-

K-2

  • Open classrooms: 10:00am – 10:25am
  • Dance performances 10:30 – 11:10pm

3-6 classes

  • Open classrooms: 11.50am – 12.20pm
  • Dance performances: 12:30pm – 1:10pm

We look forward to having you join us on the day.

Table Tennis News

One of the highlights of this year’s school Open Day will be THE GREAT EASTWOOD TABLE TENNIS CHALLENGE!
Students belonging to the school’s State Knockout Table Tennis Team will be competing against staff members before school, at recess and lunch time under the COLA. If you would also like to compete against the student team BEFORE SCHOOL on Open Day:
• Add your name to the Parent List pinned to the Sports Notice Board outside the Hall.
• Come along on the day at 8:30am to join the fun. Bats are available for those who need one.

Lyn Farrant
Organiser

Kindergarten Connections- Parent Program

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

Ballet News

Congratulations to the dancers in the Years 3-6 Ballet Group on their selection to perform at the NSW Public Schools Dance Festival. The selection process is very competitive, making this achievement a great honour for the dancers and the school. The group will be performing on the 14th and 15th September at 7:30pm at the Seymour Centre. We know that the girls will represent our school proudly at this prestigious event.

Zone Athletics Training

There will be training this term for those students going to Zone athletics. Training will be for all junior, 11 yrs and senior students who qualified for zone in the following-
Track events (sprints and running):
Age races: people who were 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the final.
200m, 800m and relay competitors will be advised.
Field events (jumping and throwing):
People who finished 1st in Long jump, shot put or discus.
High Jump: 1st place and only if they jumped the qualifying/starting height for zone.

Anyone who has been selected for zone athletics should go to the training session for their event.
Week 1: High Jump Wednesday 8:30am, hall COLA
Week 2: Discus Tuesday 8:30am, grass
Week 3: Shot Put. Monday 1:20pm, long Jump pit
High Jump Wednesday 8:30am, hall COLA
Week 4: Discus/shot Tuesday, 8.30am, grass
Long Jump Wednesday, 11:10am, grass.
Week 5: Long Jump Monday, 1:20pm, grass
Sprints/Relays* Tuesday, 1:20pm, Q block running track
High Jump Wednesday, 8:30am, hall COLA
Week 6: Relays*Monday, lunch 1:20pm, Q block running track
Tuesday 22nd August: RYDE ZONE ATHLETICS

*Relay team members MUST come to their training days to learn how to pass the baton otherwise you are letting your team down. If you cannot come to a training day, please see Mrs Morrow

Katrina Morrow
Teacher PDHPE

Click here to see the menu for Week 2. Please order before Friday 21st July.

The next P&C meeting will be tomorrow night, Wednesday 19th July, at 7:30pm in the staff room. 

Ordering your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling orders each week. 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.

Volunteers
We will be needing extra volunteers for the Kindergarten 2018 Orientation in early September. Please contact the Uniform Shop if you are available to help.

Maria and Sarah
Conveners
eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

Welcome back everyone!

I trust everyone has enjoyed the holidays and remembered to set some time aside for practice. If you haven’t done so yet, please check that your children have all the equipment they need, such as reeds, valve oils, spare strings and that their instruments are in working order. A reminder that Term 3 ensemble rehearsals resume next week, Week 2.

The introductory Band Group Lessons will start on Monday next week, I will e-mail everyone and confirm the time and the location.

We will be having a Music Committee Meeting on Wednesday 26th of July at 2pm. The main item for discussion will be changes to how instruments are hired out. We will also be discussing the formation of additional ensembles and upcoming performances for our musicians. I am very much looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible, so please let me know if you are coming (so I can get a bigger room if needed) and / or if there is anything you wish to discuss about the music program.

Your involvement in your child’s musical education is crucial to their success. Hours of practice are not nearly as effective as focused practice. To help your children, make practice part of your daily routine, set aside a specific time and a specific place at home for music. Make sure that after practice instruments are cleaned placed away in an appropriate place and not left in areas where they can be knocked over or where they can get damaged. Scales, technical work, band and solo pieces should all be covered during the week. Talk with your tutor and ask them if there are any areas that your child might be having some issues with. A routine will build discipline and will make practice easier in the long term.

Upcoming Events
Week 3 – Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31 July at Sydney Opera House.
Week 6 – EPS Spring Fair, all Ensembles – Saturday 26th of 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 School 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

Come and Try T Ball and Baseball with Carlingford Baseball Club
Boys and Girls aged 5 years and older are invited to come along and Try T Ball. T Ball is a fantastic fun-focused, skills oriented team sport where kids learn throwing, catching, batting and fielding skills. Bring your family and friends along for a fun afternoon with a free sausage sizzle and find out more about playing T Ball. 

Dates: Sunday 23rd and 30th July from 1pm to 3pm
Location: Murray Farm Reserve, Murray Farm Road, Carlingford
Contact: Andrew 0412 654 182

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

City of Ryde Prayer Breakfast
 The City of Ryde will be holding a Prayer Breakfast on Friday 11th August 7.00am to 8.30am at  Ryde Civic Hall. For more information please click here.

St Anthonys Recreation and Sports
The Bennelong Table Tennis Schools Challenge will be on Friday 27th October. For further information contact 0447 872 788.

27th June 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportP&CMusicCommunity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S.Leitch
Deputy Principal

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

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

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

Winter PSSA

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

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Contributions 2017
Last days to get your payment in.
Voluntary Contributions is an important source of income to allow the P&C to run projects to help our school.

This year we are hoping to assist with funding the library upgrade and provide new technology for use in the classrooms. However, we are about $10k below our funding compared to previous years.

Please consider donating to this years Voluntary Contributions so that we can provide the best learning environment and materials for our children. Forms are available at the office or payment can be made via the Qkr mobile application.

Term 3 ensemble rehearsals resume in Week 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids in the Park at Sydney Olympic Park
Kids in the Park returns this winter school holidays. There are over 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained. A range of activities are free or under $25. For full details please see www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

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

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

Free SportsSTAR Program in the School Holidays

20th June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chess 

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids in the Park at Sydney Olympic Park
Kids in the Park returns this winter school holidays. There are over 50 fun-filled activities to keep kids active, outdoors and entertained. A range of activities are free or under $25. For full details please see www.kidsinthepark.com.au.

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

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

SportsSTAR Program in the School Holidays

13th June 2017

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

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

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

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

Student Attendance

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

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

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

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah and Maria

eastwooduniformshop@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6th June 2017

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

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

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

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

Student Attendance

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

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

http://goo.gl/forms/lQM6VUVRGu​

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

Athletics Carnival

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

Here are the results from Thursday’s carnival:

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

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

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

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

Field Events

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

Thank you,
Elaine Lau, Anthony Koumzoglou and Katrina Morrow

PSSA Results

Soccer

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

Netball

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

OzTag

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

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

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

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

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

Instrument Hire

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Enquiries

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

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

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

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

30th May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the following students:

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

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

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

PSSA

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

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

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

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

Thank You
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

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

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

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

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

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

Sona Chowdhury
FSC Convenor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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