22nd August 2017

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

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

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

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

Lego Robotics in Stage 3 Lego Robotics in Stage 3

Transition to High School
Dear Year 4 and 5 Parents, 

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs J. Eadie
Relieving Deputy Principal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer PSSA recommences Week 7 (1st September).

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

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

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Mr Koums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returns and Exchanges
Please arrange a time to do returns and exchange by sending us an email. Otherwise you can leave the items that need to be returned/exchanged at the school office with a note and your child’s name and class. Original receipt is required and items must be in the same condition as at the time of purchase.

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

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

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

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

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

For more information please see the attached flyer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Epping Bulls Junior Cricket Club