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.

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.  ​

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

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

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

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