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Term 2 Week 4 Newsletter

After lots of discussion, research and planning we are excited to share our final 2021 – 2024 School Plan. This plan is an exciting road map for the future of learning at our school and articulates our aspirations and our goals as well as the strategies and initiatives we have in place to achieve these goals. As a school we are constantly focused on high expectations and improvement for every member of our school community. I encourage you to have a good read through the plan and look forward to sharing some detail about each of our strategies this term.

Has your child been late to school this term?

At Anzac Park, school attendance is important. Unfortunately, each day we see a large number of children arriving at school after 9am. When your child arrives after 9am, they miss an important part of their school day. In the majority of our learning hubs, children will start the school day with a focus on reading and writing. Minutes lost can equal days lost per year which can unfortunately impact your child's progress in literacy. As a school community, let's all try to get every child to school on time every day!

Mother's Day Breakfast

It was wonderful to celebrate our Anzac Park mothers at last week's P&C Mother's Day Breakfast. A big thanks to the P&C team for coordinating this wonderful community celebration!

National Walk Safely to School Day

Calling all Anzac Park families! Consider lacing up your sneakers and walking your child to school on Friday 21 May, to recognise National Walk Safely to School Day.

National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all primary school children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

Walk Safely to School day is a great opportunity for schools, parents, carers and students to:

  • highlight the importance of being a safe road user
  • talk about and role model how to be a safe pedestrian
  • be physically active
  • stimulate the brain for a productive day of thinking
  • help the environment by lowering noise and air pollution, and traffic congestion
  • start a new routine!

Anaphylaxis Reminder – Please ensure NO nuts or nut products are brought to school

All families are asked to assist the children in our school who are anaphylactic or have severe allergies. This is potentially a life threatening condition. Please do not send any of the following foods with your child whilst they are at school:

  • Peanuts and other nuts including cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia, brazil nuts
  • Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • Muesli bars containing nuts or any other foods containing nuts

Let’s all label our clothes with names

Let’s work together as a whole school to manage lost property.

  • Label every piece of your child’s school uniform clearly with their name – especially hats and jackets.
  • Remind your child about the importance of putting their clothing in their bag if they take it off.
  • If your child comes home with an item of clothing which does not belong to them, please return it to school with a note so that it can be returned to its rightful owner.

Save The Date Semester 1 Mountain Top at Anzac Park

Mountain Top Wednesday 23 June OR Thursday 24 June 2021

Mountain Top at Anzac Park is an exciting initiative and will take place at Anzac Park over two nights this year. Mountain Top is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the work of every student at Anzac Park and will be the culmination of student achievement for Semester 1. The evenings will involve all students sharing at least one aspect of their learning from Semester 1 and students will be acknowledged on the evening for their commitment to our six global competencies. This will be a wonderful community celebration and I would like to encourage you all to save the date now so that you will be able to attend this fabulous Anzac Park event. Due to COVID restrictions, families will need to book into a session on either Wednesday 23 June or Thursday 24 June to limit the number of families onsite at any one time. More information about session bookings will be sent later this term.

Spotlight on Jungle!

This term, Jungle has been having a marvellous time in Mathematics. In number, students have been bridging the decade by applying their friends of 10 knowledge. During investigations, students have been using cards and dice to create numbers to build their understanding of place value. In time, students have been learning about the duration of seasons, months, days and hours. Students have been collaborating in small groups to order the months of the year, matching the months to seasons and identifying the number of days in each month.

News From the Library

We are delighted to have officially welcomed our Stage 3 library monitors this week. They received their badges at this week's assembly. Next week is National Simultaneous Story Time and we will be joining schools and libraries across Australia to watch "Give me some space" as it is read from the International Space Station. Congratulations to those students who are continuing to add to their Premier's Reading Challenge lists. It's not too late to begin. If you need help please ask.

On the Field- Interschool's Snow Sport Championships

Calling any keen skiers at Anzac Park! Anzac Park are hoping to enter in the Interschool's Snow Sport Championships. This competition provides an opportunity for Australian school students of all ages to experience competitive snow sports. Competitors from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with emphasis on fun and participation.

The 2021 race entry fee is $49 per race, per competitor at each Championship. The entry fee does not include your lift ticket. Sydney Championships run from Monday 5 July- Friday 9 July at Thredbo. Please note that there will be no member of staff accompanying students to this event and it is parents responsibility to organise transport, accommodation and supervision.

Please email Caitlin Cockburn if you are interested or would like more information: caitlin.cockburn4@det.nsw.edu.au

Gold & Silver Award Recipients

Upcoming Dates

Friday 21 May Zone Cross Country
Monday 24 May Stage 2 Public Speaking Finals
Tuesday 25 May Stage 3 Public Speaking Finals
Tuesday 8 June P&C Meeting @ 7pm
23 June - 24 June Mountain Top
Friday 25 June Last Day Term 2