12th September 2017

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The regional finals of the Premier’s Spelling Bee is on Thursday at Ryde East Public School. Daniel and Benjamin will represent the school from Stage 2 while Christie and Micah will be our Stage 3 representatives. While a little bit of luck is always good, I’m sure their effort to familiarise themselves with as many words from the lists as possible, will help them achieve their best.

Ballet Group perform at State Dance FestivalBallet performances
Our Senior Ballet group are performing at the State Dance Festival this week. This is a very prestigious event and only the best dance groups are invited to perform. Our students have been practicing every chance they get. I’m sure their performances will be of the highest quality. Thanks to Ms Gasparre and Ms Boulas for the time they have given to work with the students.

Music information evening
We will be holding another music information evening on Thursday 21st September from 7pm. We will be taking enrolments for the introductory string groups as well as an introductory band group. There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. To find out more about the costs and the available instruments through Musicorp, please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

P&C meeting
A remind the P&C meeting on next week, Wednesday 20th September at 7.30pm. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.

ICAS Spelling
Congratulations to the following students for receiving a High Distinction or Distinction in the ICAS Spelling test this year:

Year 3
High Distinction – Brandon
Distinction – Selina, Chloe, Rain, Emma and Carolina

Year 4
High Distinction – Ern Tung, Emily and Liyang
Distinction – Lu Yan, Orchid, Jacob, Lawrence, Ting Ting, Ivan, Katherine, Aela, Bill, Frank, Jade, Naomi, Vivien and Angelina

Year 5
High Distinction – Megan, Amaaya
Distinction – Sizhe, Kareen, Matthew, Aarav, Lyndon, Claire, Jeffrey and Spriha

Year 6
Distinction – Adrian, Marian, Christie, Ian, Fred, Chloe and Daniel

Boys T-ball lost 13 – 5. Player of the match: Jireh
Girls T-ball won 11 – 10. Player of the match: Shreeya
Boys Softball lost 16 – 0. Player of the match: Marcus
Girls Softball lost 3 – 0.
Cricket/Newcombe ball/Volleyball had a bye.

This week’s matches are Softball & T-ball play Denistone East (Meadowbank Park) and Cricket/Volleyball play Hunter’s Hill (Bill Mitchell Reserve).

Thank you
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 10. Please order before Friday 15th September.

Spring Fair Thank You
Please see the attached Thank You Letter to all those who volunteered at the Chinese Food Stall.

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 10th October from 9am to 10am only.

Ordering your Uniforms
The Summer Uniform will be worn next term. Avoid the queues on fitting day and order your Uniforms through QKR or mail order. Uniform Shop will keep filling orders in the last two weeks of this term. 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.

Thank You
Special thank you to the parent-volunteers who helped the Uniform Shop at the Kindergarten 2018 Information Night last week. Carmen, Connie, Mary and Shirley – we appreciate the time and effort you put in on the night.

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen

Music Info Evening – We will be holding another information evening and we will be taking enrolments for the introductory string groups as well as an introductory band group. There will also be an opportunity for the sizing of string and band instruments. We will have a performance by the Concert Band as well as the Junior Strings so however you look at it, an evening not to be missed! 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 through Musicorp, please visit https://www.musicorp.com.au/

When:  Thursday 21 September
Time:   7:00 – 8:00pm
Where: School Hall.
Tea and coffee available.

If your child can’t attend rehearsals or performances, you need to notify both myself and the conductor ASAP.

The Arts Unit, applications are now open, students from Years 4-12 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

NSWPS Millennium Marching Band – Attention year 6! The Millennium Marching Band will be having an open rehearsal on the 23rd and 24th September at Cumberland High School 9:00am to 3:30pm.

SYO applications are now open for 2018. They will be holding an audition information session this Saturday, Saturday 16 September | 11:30-12:30am | St Mary’s Cathedral College. If you cannot attend, they will be holding a live Facebook feed. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website, applications close the 22 September: 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

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

Hornsby Girls High School – Year 5 Open Day
Hornsby Girls High School are having an Open Day for Year 5 students and their parents/caregivers on Thursday 12 October from 9am to 11am. The morning activities include the Principal’s address, tours of the school, performances by the school band and information regarding extra-curricular programs. 

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.

Free Holiday Sports Camps