5th September 2017

From the PrincipalGeneral NewsSportCanteenP&CMusicCommunity

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

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

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

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

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

Year 6 Students

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

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

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

So far we have collected 9960 stickers.

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

Thank you,
Mrs K Webb
Photo Organiser

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

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

Thank you,
Ken Leslie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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