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Term 4 Week 4 Newsletter 2019

The North Sydney RSL sub-branch has made a special invitation to our community to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Monday 11 November at 10.30am at the War Memorial at Ridge St, North Sydney. I will be attending this service with our Year 6 School Leaders on behalf of Anzac Park Public School to lay a wreath and it would be wonderful if a few members of our school community could join us for this occasion.

Look at me I’m going to BIG school – Kindergarten Orientation commences

Kindergarten Orientation commences tomorrow for our 2020 Kindergarten children. These children will attend orientation sessions each Thursday for the next two weeks. Children attending orientation will meet in the Kindergarten classrooms at 9.30am. Parents are encouraged to settle their children in the classroom and then return to school by 10.45am. The purpose of our orientation program is to provide an opportunity for children entering Kindergarten to settle into the routines of school and become familiar with the school environment.

Tenders Underway

This week we commenced the tender process for the Canteen and OOSHC Licences to commence Term 1 2020. Thank you to the P&C representatives who are supporting the school with the tender process. Each committee is working to establish the selection criteria and the specific requirements for each licence. I will keep the community informed as we work through this process with the Department of Education.

Student Reports

Our Semester 2 assessment and reporting period is well underway with classroom teachers working hard behind the scenes to assess student progress this semester. The results of these assessments will be communicated to parents in our Semester 2 reports which will be available through the Sentral Parent Portal on Monday 16 December. This end-of-year report is part of the ongoing communication program between parents/caregivers and the school. Please check your Sentral Parent Portal access over the coming weeks so that you are able to download your child's report when they are available on the 16 December. If you have any questions regarding the Sentral Parent Portal, please email our Assistant Principal, Ms Lydia Janabi at lydia.janabi@det.nsw.edu.au;

Snapshot From Sky

This week in Sky, we visited the Sea Life Aquarium in Darling Harbour as part of our Inquiry unit 'Systems'. We saw so many amazing living things and how their habitats support them to live. Some highlights of the excursion were seeing the grey nurse sharks, stingrays, penguins and jellyfish!

News From The Library

Week 5 will be the last week for student borrowing. All library books are due back in Week 6. Scholastic Book Club orders are due to arrive within the next week or two. In an effort to reduce and reuse plastic, if you have any plastic bags at home that you do not need, please send them to the library so that Scholastic orders can be packaged and distributed in them. Thank you for your assistance.

2020 School Band and String Ensemble

On Monday 4 November an Instrumental Expo was held for students in Year 1/2/3 and interested Year 4/5 students who would like to learn an instrument in 2020. Students were shown a range of band and string instruments. Students that enrol in the 2020 DIM music programs will have a 30 minute individual lesson with their tutor and an hour group rehearsal at school. Students were given notes and a flyer to take home. If you have any questions contact -

DIM - 96622211 or hailey@directionsinmusic.com.au

Canteen News from Cupcakes & Canapes

We are running a canteen survey and would love to get your feedback on some recent and upcoming proposed developments. As always your responses are anonymous. Please click on the link below or copy and paste into your browser:

Silver Awards

This week at assembly we celebrated the presentation of Silver Awards. Silver Awards are presented to students when they have received 3 Bronze Awards. Make sure you keep your child’s Bronze Awards safe and when they have collected 3, bring them into the office.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ANZAC PARK

7 & 14 November 2020 Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday 12 November - Stage 3 Bike Safety Excursion
Tuesday 12 November- P&C Meeting at 7pm
Friday 22 November - First Lego League Competition
Tuesday 26 November - Year 6 2020 Leadership Team Induction
Friday 6 December- School Disco (day event)
9-18 December - Year 2 Swim Scheme
Tuesday 10 December - 2019 Sports Assembly
Thursday 12 December - Mountain Top
Friday 13 December - Year 6 Farewell
Wednesday 18 December - Year 6 Walkout & Last Day Term 4