At 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com 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
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 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
Girls lost 9 – 3 Player of the Match: Rooley
Boys won 4 -3 Player of the Match: Kris
Area Cross Country
Well done to the students who participated in the Area Cross Country at Gosford last week. A special mention goes to Eva L. who finished 19th in the 11 year girls race. This is a wonderful achievement at such a high level. Congratulations.
June P&C Meeting
June P&C meeting is being held tonight at 7:30pm in the school staff room. Please come along and find out what’s happening in our school. All welcome!
Term 3 ensemble rehearsals resume in Week 2.
Instrument Hire – Year 6 students need to return hired instruments by the end of Term 2
All instruments hired by Year 6 students need to be returned by the end of this term, unless an extra $200 bond is paid by the end of this term. All band instruments need to be returned with a service receipt. All strings instruments need to be returned with an inspection note.
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
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