In This Issue
20th – Governing Council
21st – Choir Masterclass Visit
27th – 1/7 - JP Swimming
1st – Football Carnival Boys Yrs
8th – Last Day of Term 2 – 2.00pm
25th – Term 3 Begins
1st – 5th Primary Swimming
8th – Basketball Carnival Boys &
Girls Yrs 5/6
12th – Football Carnival Girls Yrs
24th – Sports Portfolio 7pm
Wed 15th June – Tue 21st June
Amelie C, Isabella G, Caitlin D
Wed 22nd June – Tue 28th June
Angeline K, Ava B, Evie (Mon), Mikayla N (Tue, Wed, Fri), Mikaela B (Thur)
Wed 29th June – Tue 5th July
Isabella C, Ruby C, Martha W-B
Please arrive by 8.25am
PALS Supporting our Value of KINDNESS
PALS, our ‘Play At Lunch Support’ program began at the beginning of the term. PALS is designed to assist students in Junior Primary to engage with a range of different play activities with the support of a student leader from Years 4 or 5. Students from Years 4 & 5 wrote some fantastic applications explaining, why they wanted to be PALS mentors and what skills they would bring to the role. The successful applicants then undertook 1/2 a day of training. This year three Year 6 students generously offered to mentor the new ‘PALS leaders’ and they supported them with advice and help as they began to independently run groups.
PALS wear brightly coloured vests to identify themselves. A PALS program provides leadership opportunities to older students and reduces bullying behaviours amongst younger children, with the mentors support, they learn how to play games and undertake lunch time activities in a cooperative manner and be kind to each other.
The ability to successfully play with others is a skill, and conflicts are reduced when students are explicitly taught to play games, with clear rules, and resolve conflicts with the support of older students.
PALS leaders introduce students to a range of games. The leaders are trained in organising up to 30 different games. Some involve just simple movements while others require the use of equipment. The leaders carry game cards that explain the rules and procedures for each activity.
In the early years, conflicts between students can often arise when children lack the social development to negotiate joining play groups, so engaging in games with the support of an older child is a great way to enhance their skills.
The program encourages:
Tuesday 21st Michele S
Wednesday 22nd Deborah M
Thursday 23rd Deneice P, Tui M
Friday 24th Wei-Wei R, Ling C, Sonoko F-G
Tuesday 28th Michele S
Wednesday 29th Robyn C
Thursday 30th Maleah S, Chris G-G
Friday 1st Jenni F, Deneice P, Tui M
Help! - From the Canteen
The canteen is in urgent need of volunteers on Thursday's and Friday's. If you have some time to spare on either of these days, be it once a month, fortnightly or even once per term, please consider putting your hand up.
The students love seeing their family serving behind the counter. It is also a good way to meet teachers who pass by, familiarize yourself with the school schedule and even meet your child’s friends.
The canteen provides a service to the school community and can only function successfully with the support of volunteers.
Thankyou to all the Mums and Grandmas who give up their time to help with recess and lunch in the canteen, it is very much appreciated.
Please contact Michele in the canteen on 82648099 Tuesday-Friday 9am – 2pm if you are interested.
To volunteer - a working with children check (police clearance) and a RRHAN-EC Certificate is required, if you do not have these we can help you get them, it’s very easy!
Junior Primary Swimming
Room’s - 2B, 5, 6, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5b
(Rm 4B - Yr 2/3 will be with the Primary Swimming in Term 3)
Tuesday 28th June – Friday 1st July
$30 payment to be made by Friday 17th June.
The Arc – Campbelltown
The Department for Education water safety program is designed to maximise the benefit of the time available. The program provides a water safety learning pathway to engage, challenge and support students to
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Medication in Schools
Department for Education policy on Administering Medication in schools is:
* All medication that needs to be administered in school is required to be accompanied with a completed Medication Authority form, which is to be filled out by the Doctor.
* Medication must be within the expiry date of the product and delivered in the original container; with the label from the pharmacy, that has the child’s name on it.
* If self - administering, a completed Medication Authority form still needs to be completed by the Doctor.
* All medical plans need to be updated every year.
Maths! In Room 2B this term we have been working hard with Ms Emma and our Pre-service teacher, Mr Eugene to consolidate our learning of numbers. We love working with the Numicon and the Base Ten Blocks as well as counting and writing numerals.The hands on activities helps us to use all our senses to develop mathematical concepts.