The school is buzzing with a myriad of events and activities with less than three weeks left until the end of the 2019 school year. Our teachers are working hard at the same time to finalise and assess the learning and progress of every child and are writing the end of year reports. Our first day back for Years 1-6 will be Wednesday 29 January in 2020. If your child will be taking an extended holiday and won’t be at school on the first day of Term 1, please email Mrs Bright immediately.
Fostering a Partnership with Wilcannia Central School
Four of our teachers have spent this week working out at Wilcannia Central School in the far west of NSW. The team have been sharing our Vision for Learning and providing professional learning to the WCS team. They have also had the opportunity to teach across the K-6 classes. I am looking forward to welcoming the team back to Anzac Park on Thursday and look forward to a continued collaboration with this wonderful school community.
Inspirational Student Leadership at Anzac Park
A huge congratulations goes to all candidates who nominated to stand for leadership positions in 2020. All students presented engaging and interesting speeches about their leadership qualities and how they as leaders hope to make a positive difference. This enthusiastic response clearly shows the diligent and responsible nature of our students. It definitely made the voting process extremely hard for our students as all candidates would undoubtedly make inspirational leaders. The 2020 leadership positions were announced at our assembly last week and I am looking forward to working closely with our student leaders in the new year.
2020 Executive Leadership Team
Our outstanding leadership team will continue their great work in 2020 and grow to reflect our growing school community. Their roles will be as follows:
- Mrs Amy Sackville - Deputy Principal
- Ms Melanie Shields – Assistant Principal Kindergarten
- Ms Cassie Hide– Assistant Principal Year 1
- Miss Holly Wilson - A/Assistant Principal Year 2
- Ms Lydia Janabi – Assistant Principal Stage 2
- Mr Jeremy Hart – Assistant Principal Stage 3
- Miss Renee Vandenberg - A/Assistant Principal Inclusive Education
End of Year Disco
Our End of Year Disco will be held this Friday 6 December in the school hall. This year we will have three discos for the different age groups during school hours. All students can wear mufti clothes to school on Friday. We are looking forward to seeing our students in their best disco outfits!
Our end of year Mountain Top evening will be held on Thursday 12 December. This will be an opportunity for our community to come together to share in the wonderful gains of all of our students. Students are currently working hard on their projects to “put on the Mountain Top” and I am looking forward to a wonderful community evening. Given the warmer weather, we will be holding a community picnic between 6pm-7pm and then open classrooms between 7pm-8pm.
2020 Class Formation
At the beginning of the 2020 school year, we will need to wait until Kindergarten enrol on Monday 3 February to finalise enrolments and staffing. Students will return to their 2019 classes on Wednesday 29 January for a couple of days. Over these days, all students in Years 1-6 will participate in a student well-being program to ensure that all students at Anzac Park have a consistent understanding of our core expectations. Our students in Years 3-6 will also attend our annual swimming carnival on Monday 3 February. While I appreciate children and parents are excited to join their new teacher and class as soon as possible, it is far better to wait a couple of days rather than settle children into classes and then have to make changes if our student numbers alter. At this stage, our student enrolment numbers are extremely variable meaning we will need to wait until the first week back in 2020 to confirm numbers, staffing and classes. I appreciate your patience and understanding with this matter. Families can assist me in this process by:
- Asking other families who have not yet enrolled, to contact us as a matter of urgency.
- Informing us if you are moving out of the area and your child will not be returning to Anzac Park in 2020.
- Ensuring we have notification in writing if your child will be returning late at the beginning of the 2020 school year so that we can hold a place for them.
2020 Indicative Costs
To assist with family budgeting, please find below an outline of anticipated school contributions for the 2020 school year and approximate costs you can expect during Term 1 2020. These yearly contributions are greatly appreciated and voluntary. Please note this list is not complete and exact costs, as well as the costs of excursions and incursions, will be notified at the beginning of next year. Term invoices are not required to be paid until next year.
- Voluntary School Contribution - $45
- Class Resources K-2 $60 and 3-6 - $30
- Technology Levy K-2 - $50
- Home Reading Contribution K-2 - $25
- Paper Levy - $25
2020 Stage 3 Camp
The 2020 camp for Years 5 and 6 students has been booked. The children will enjoy a three day excursion to the Blue Mountains and Bathurst. During these three days, students will be completing a range of activities in the Blue Mountains including archery, abseiling, bushwalking, challenge courses and a visit to Scenic World. We will also have a day trip to Bathurst to explore a replica goldmining town, and try our hand at gold panning. Please put the following dates into your diaries: Monday 23 March – Wednesday 25 March 2020.