ARCO (Anti-Racism Contact Officer)
Each school has a trained Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO) to work with staff to promote anti-racism education and to facilitate the complaint handling process. The role of the ARCO is to assist any member of the school community who wishes to bring up a suggestion, or lodge a complaint in regards to racism. The ARCO may assist in putting the complaint into writing and explaining to the complainants their rights and responsibilities. The key role is to respond professionally as a mediator to any suggestions or complaints regarding racism at school and to contribute, together with other members of staff, to promote anti-racism education. Anzac Park Public School’s Anti-Racism Contact Officers are Mr Samuel Korsch and Miss Olivia Havelka.
For more information on the role of the ARCO, please visit the website www.racismnoway.com.au; Information in a variety of languages about the role of the ARCO can be found here: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/translated-documents/anti-racism-contact-officer;
100 Days of Kindergarten
It is hard to believe that our Kindergarten students have been at school for almost 100 days! On Friday 3rd July, Kindergarten students will be celebrating this momentous occasion by participating in a range of activities throughout the day.
On this day, we would also like to ask Kindergarten students to come dressed up like they are 100 years old! We don’t encourage you to purchase a costume, but instead, find items at home. For safety reasons, please wear school appropriate shoes.
Premier’s Sporting Challenge Term 3
Our school will be participating in the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge for the duration of Term 3! The purpose of the Challenge is to encourage students to participate in sport and physical activity to lead a healthy lifestyle. Over a ten week period from Tuesday 21 July until Friday 25 September, our school will be monitoring physical activity levels during class time, at recess and lunch, and during sport lessons. Physical activity outside school hours will also count towards the Challenge completion. The aim is to work towards an average of at least 60 minutes of activity a day for ten weeks. Students in Years K-2 will be working towards a class goal and students in Years 3-6 will be working towards an individual goal.
We would like to invite families to support us in encouraging students’ healthy use of leisure time and to experience the joy of being active together. Physical activity is valued for its physical, social and emotional benefits. It also helps young people to develop communication skills, confidence and resilience. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Challenge, please contact Mrs Danielle Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your class teacher for further information.