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Issue 28 Term 3 Week 8 2 September 2015

Principal’s Message Megan Lockery Principal’s Message Senior Choir sings at Opera House This magnificent photo was taken on Monday night at the Opera House at the ‘Arts Alive Choral Concert’. Our senior choir joined over 700 singers from around the state to perform for family and friends. It was a spectacular concert that featured singers and performers from primary and high schools. A highlight was the performance of a blind Year 7 girl who played the piano and sang ‘Heroes’ – what an inspiration for the students to see this young girl overcome adversity! Congratulations to Ms Rutherford (choir coordinator) for doing such a great job with the choir and to the choir for your wonderful performance.

School Securit School Security 1300 880 021 P a g e |1 P a g e |1 Issue 28 Term 3 Week 8 2 September 2015 Congratulations Zone Athletes Well done Greenwich athletes! We won the handicap trophy at the Zone Athletics Carnival and three of the six Zone champions came from our school! Everyone tried their best and many achieved personal bests. Miss Poynter has included a detailed report in this newsletter. Thanks to Miss Poynter, Mr Clark and Miss Virgona for attending the Zone carnivals and to Julie Morgan for acting as team manager.

‘Aladdin Trouble’ Tickets on sale Today, all students in Years 2-6 have been issued with the Ticket Order Form for all the performances of ‘Aladdin Trouble’. There is a limit of 4 tickets per family. Tickets will be issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The Ticket Order Form is also attached to this newsletter.

SASS Recognition Week – ‘Our Jobs, Your Children, Their Future’ This week we acknowledge and recognise the superb job done by our School Administrative and Support Staff (SASS). Joy, Jann, Christine, Liz, Stephanie L and Stephanie R keep our offices happy and cheerful whilst processing an enormous amount of paperwork and finance. These lovely ladies answer the phones and provide first aid support to our children. Gerry and Cass look after the maintenance and property issues in our school and keep the grounds in ship-shape condition. The school looks great! Our SLSOs (Student Learning and Support Officers) provide assistance in the classrooms and playgrounds for students requiring additional attention. We really appreciate the work they do as it helps improve student learning outcomes and assists the teachers to spend time with all the students in their class. Please take the time to acknowledge our wonderful SASS team.

Christine Fraser (Kingslangely Rd Office) on leave Mrs Christine Fraser, from the Kingslangley Rd office, will be on leave for the rest of this term. Please direct all your enquiries to our other office staff –Jann, Joy, Liz and Stephanie.

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School Sports Representative Shirts Last year we purchased some new sports representative shirts for students to wear at Zone events. They look wonderful and make our school easy to recognise when the students are competing thus promoting strong school spirit. Some shirts have not been returned since the Zone Cross Country and this caused us to be short for the Zone Athletics. If you have a shirt at home, please return it to Miss Poynter so that we can be sure to have enough for future events.

Best wishes Senior Students The school will be a quieter place next week as the senior students attend the Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens from Tuesday to Friday. Thanks to Mr Clark, Miss Virgona, Miss Poynter and Mrs Walker for giving up your time to accompany the senior students.

Calligrapher required for our GOLD Awards We are searching for a talented parent/carer who could use their calligraphy skills to write on our PBEL Gold Awards. If you are interested please ring or email the office and I will contact you about the details.

Group Photos Advanced Photography visited both campuses yesterday to photograph our groups. This included sports, music and leadership groups. Details on ordering these photos will be issued shortly as soon as the proofs are available.

Are you returning in 2016?


It’s that time again when we need to ascertain our numbers for next year. Planning has already begun. If your children will not be returning in 2016, please complete the form below and send it in to either office.

Dear Ms Lockery My child/children will not be returning in 2016.

Name: __________________________________ Class: __________________

Name: ___________________________________ Class: __________________

Name: ___________________________________ Class: __________________

Reasons for Leaving: (optional) _____________________________________________________________________________________________


Parent Signature: __________________________________

Please return via email greenwich-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au OR hardcopy to the school office.

Megan Lockery Principal

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Premier’s Spelling Bee Challenge Students in Year 3-6 participated in the Premier’s Spelling Bee Challenge. Students in Years 1 and 2 participated in a class based spelling challenge. Well done to all our students who often had to spell challenging words to keep in

the running for a place in the competition. Congratulations to the finalists listed below:

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Best wishes are extended to Thubtim B, Massimo M, Sienna S and Alex S who will be representing Greenwich Public School at the Regional Finals next Monday 7 September at Meadowbank Public School.

Anna Parrella Premier’s Spelling Bee Coordinator

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Stage 2 Guwanyi Walama – Bennelong Point – an Aboriginal Perspective Video Conference Last week students in Years 3 and 4 from Greenwich Public School and a number of other schools simultaneously took part in a video conference run by the Sydney Opera House’s Digital Creative Learning Program. Its aim was to educate students on the Indigenous history of Bennelong Point and Sydney Cove.

This interactive workshop enabled students to step back in time and view what the land on which the Opera House looked like prior to the arrival of the early settlers. The Indigenous presenters told us many interesting facts about early Aboriginal life and traditions. Students learnt some aboriginal words around greetings and food.

Short videos provided audio visual insights into the past. Individual students from participating schools were given opportunities to answer questions and share their knowledge.

Our students really enjoyed the video conference. It was relevant, engaging, educational and entertaining.

K-1 Fairy Tale Day The Kindergarten and Year 1 students are asked to come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character on Wednesday 16 September. We are looking forward to seeing little princes, princesses, witches and other fairy tale characters.

Parents and carers are invited to stay and watch the staff fairy tale performance in the morning around the COLA on the Greenwich Road campus.

We are looking forward to sharing this special day with the students!

Kindergarten and Year 1 Teachers Zone Athletics Carnival Thank you to all the students who participated in the North Shore PSSA Zone Athletics Carnivals held on Thursday 27 August (Field events) and Friday 28 August (Track events). The students are to be commended on their behaviour and performance on both of these days. They were fantastic representatives of Greenwich Public School. We were very lucky that although showers were predicted, the rain held off for both days.

Congratulations to all students who participated. We had many students go through to the finals. I would like to especially mention our Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Senior Girls Relay teams who made the finals. Their races were very exciting with our Senior Girls placing 3rd and our Senior Boys placing 2nd overall. A special thank you to Gemma Rooney and David Cochrane who ran training sessions with these teams prior to the carnival, it certainly paid off. Thanks also go to Julie Morgan who acted as team manager on the day- her support was invaluable.

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I am proud to announce that Greenwich Public School won the Handicap pointscore trophy!!! This is when the overall pointscore is adjusted to reflect the number of students in each school – this is so that smaller schools are not disadvantaged. Congratulations to Samantha H, who is the Zone Junior Girls Champion, Kara S, the 11yrs Girls Champion and Ryan A, the 11yrs Boys Champion! That is, three out of six Zone Champions are from Greenwich!!!

An amazing result!

We have several students who have made it through to the upcoming Regional Carnival which is to be held Monday 7 September. Well done to the following students on their achievements and we wish you all the best.

These students are representing the North Shore Zone at the Sydney North Carnival in the following events:

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Lastly, thank you to all the parents who transported students to Narrabeen for the carnivals. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.

Nicole Poynter Athletics Co-ordinator

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Northern Suburbs Tennis Assoc. Primary Schools Challenge Four tennis pairs of Greenwich PS have finished in 6th combined place in their first appearance at Primary Schools Challenge 2015. Team 1 (Michael J, Sam S) and Team 2 (Ali S, Johar A) were runners-up, Team 4 (Luke M, Lachlan P) - 3rd and Team 3 (Talis K, Willoughby T) came 4th in their divisions. Together they made an overall 9th place over three term challenges. This performance has secured them a spot in the Final play-offs for the Champion School 2015 in Term 4 on 7th November.

Michael J (5LV) K-6 Father’s Day Breakfast – Friday 4 September 7-9 am The time has come again for our annual ‘K-6 Father’s Day Breakfast’. On Friday 4 September we invite the whole family to come along to spend the morning with Dad at the Greenwich Road Campus. Enjoy a coffee, our tasty bacon and egg rolls and join in a range of activities to help us celebrate Father’s Day.


All recorder players have lots of music to practise for upcoming performances:

1) Senior ensemble is playing on the last day of this term at the Recognition Assembly.

2) During Week 4 of Term 4 – Wednesday, 28 October – all recorder players are participating in a Musical Evening for Recorder parents.

3) Practice will be as usual Friday. Come as soon as you finish Father’s Day Breakfast.

Bev De Luis bev.deluis@hotmail.com 94364920 / 0401 501 178

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P&C NEWS The next P&C meeting will be held in the library at the Kingslangley Road campus tonight Wednesday 2nd September, from 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.


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WEEK 9 Monday 7 September  Infants String Ensemble performance at K/1 campus  Premier’s Spelling Bee Regional Final at Meadowbank Public School Years 3and 4 9.00am. Years 5 and 6 12.30-2.30pm.

Tuesday 8 September  Stage 3 Bush Camp Wednesday 9 September  Stage 3 Bush Camp Thursday 10 September  Stage 3 Bush Camp Friday 11 September  Stage 3 Bush Camp Sunday 13 September  4.00 – 5.30pm String Ensemble Spring Soiree at the hall WEEK 10 Tuesday 15 September  ‘Aladdin Trouble’ 6.30pm Wednesday 16 September  ‘Aladdin Trouble’ 12 noon  ‘Aladdin Trouble’ 6.30pm  K/1 Fairy Tale Day Thursday 17 September  ‘Aladdin Trouble’ 6.30pm Friday 18 September  K-6 Recognition Assembly  LAST DAY TERM 3


 ‘Aladdin Trouble’ Information Note  ‘Aladdin Trouble’ Ticket Order Form


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*Greenwich Public School does not endorse or approve any particular product or service advertised in this newsletter.

North Sydney Junior Cricket Club have a variety of options for junior players this year – Sixers Girls Cricket League Saturday afternoon cricket (comps for ages 10-12 and 13-16), Girls Only T20 Blast Thursday evenings at Primrose Park (ages 8-12), Milo in2cricket (including a girls only group) on Saturday mornings in St Leonards Park North Sydney (ages 4-8) and Mixed T20 Blast on Saturday mornings

at Cammeray Oval (ages 7-10). Please see our website for details:

http://www.northsydneyjuniors.nsw.cricket.com.au/content.aspx?file=10646|42391s or contact northsydneyin2cricket@iinet.net.au.

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