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  • Newsletter_________

    Avoca Beach Public School

    The Round Drive

    Avoca Beach NSW 2251

    T: 4382 1416 F: 4381 1431

    E: avocabch-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

    W: www.avocabch-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

    Monday, 24thApril 2017

    Avoca Beach Public School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where individuals are respectful, responsible and strive for their personal best.

    Our innovative, collaborative and inclusive culture empowers and supports every learner.

    NAPLAN

    Our Year 3 & Year 5 students will be sitting the NAPLAN assessments this week. The assessments will be held in the

    mornings. Students are asked to be at school before 9.20am ready to begin. Language Conventions & Writing will be

    held on Tuesday morning. Reading is on Wednesday and Numeracy on Thursday.

    P&C Meeting

    The May P&C meeting will be held this evening. The meeting begins at 7.00pm and will be held in the staffroom. All

    parents and community members are welcome to attend.

    Mother’s Day Stall

    On Friday the P&C will be holding their Mother’s Day stall. Students can bring in up to $10 to purchase gifts. Raffle

    tickets $1. Please bring a bag for your child to bring their gift home. Any parents who are able to assist on Friday

    morning at the stall are asked to contact Jodi Livesly on 0410 010795

    Sporting Schools Program

    Our Sporting Schools program begins next Monday. The program is offered to Year 2-4 students. A note was sent

    home with students who indicated an interest in participating on Thursday. Spaces are limited. The sessions will be

    held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The Rugby Union session is now fully booked. We still have a few spaces

    available for Softball (Mondays) and Hockey (Friday).

    Reminder Stage 2 Incursion

    A reminder to students in Stage 2 that they will be involved in an incursion – Colonial Show next Monday. Please

    ensure that the permission note and payment of $21 is made by this Wednesday.

    Reminder Opportunity Classes

    A final reminder to parents of Year 4 students that applications for placement in Opportunity Classes (O.C.) for 2018

    close at 10pm this Friday, 12th May. Applications can be made online at https://educationnsw.gov.au/shs-oc

    Ross Hallaways, Principal

    Week 3 Term 2

    Mon 8 th

    May P&C Meeting 7.00pm

    Tues 9 th

    NAPLAN - Language/Writing

    Wed 10 th

    NAPLAN - Reading

    Stage 2 Colonial Show payment due $21

    Thurs 11 th

    NAPLAN - Numeracy

    Fri 12 th

    NAPLAN – Catch up

    YEAR 6 SPORTS DAY KHS 9.00-1.00pm

    MOTHER’S DAY STALL

    Kinder Mother’s Day Assembly 9.00am

    Rugby League Gala Knockout

    Week 4 Term 2

    Mon 15 th

    Stage 2 Colonial Show incursion

    Sporting Schools starts - Softball

    Tues 16th Sporting Schools – Rugby Union

    ICAS Computer

    Wed 17 th

    Thurs 18 th

    Fri 19 th

    Sporting Schools- Hockey

    Zone Cross Country

    mailto:avocabch-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au http://www.avocabch-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ https://educationnsw.gov.au/shs-oc

  • 78Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 2 Week 3 Congratulations to the following students who received merit certificates on the last day of term 1 assembly.

    KB Noah Farrell, Hudson Stapleton 3/4H Avalon Pitcher, Ella Dixon

    KD Willow Andrews, Chloe Stewart 4B Lillie Collins, Tom Carn

    KT Fletcher Thomson, Julian McPherson 4R Leilah Cartwright, Callum Bucknell

    K/1S Grace Tague, Melody McRae 5/6A

    1C Tristan McPherson, Callum Tipper Richard 5/6D Mia Cracknell, Deacon Severn

    1F Neveah Peterson-Munroe, Daisy Walker 5/6F Hanny Currie, Miles BalaamGunderson

    1/2B Kai Bailey, Grace Tague 5/6J Rachel Jenkins, Billy Spence

    2M Tyler Ramsay, Stella Carpenter 5/6W Ezaria Hudson, Jacinta Farmer

    2S Levi Flett, Bryn Jones

    2W Khloe Richmond, Lily Corcoran

    3A Dylan Every, Jack Folbigg

    3G Audray Peterson, Ethan Payne

    Library

    Music

    Drama Kyha Carney-Geshwend 5/6D Kevin Hall 5/6D

    Year 5 Opportunity Class Placement 2018

    Online applications are now open for Year 5 Opportunity Class Placement in 2018. Information about applying can be

    sent home. Please contact the class teacher if you would like your child to sit the placement test on Wednesday, 26th

    July 2017. All applications must be made online no later than 12th May, 2017. Visit the following website:

    https://education.nsw.edu.au/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year5

    PBL - Week 3

    This week our PBL focus has been on how to be respectful and responsible when using the school toilets. Students

    have recognised the importance of considering other student’s privacy and always leaving the toilet area clean.

    Our school expectations require students to take toilet breaks during recess, lunch, before and after school where

    possible. If a student needs to use the toilet during class time, they must always seek permission and return to class

    promptly.

    SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDERS

    All book club orders must be placed online through LOOP. There is no need to return paper order forms or payment

    receipts to the school. Your child’s order will be delivered to the school and distributed to their classroom. They

    usually receive their orders within 2 weeks of the issue closing date. www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download thei

    iPhone and iPad app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for Android.

    https://education.nsw.edu.au/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year5 http://www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP

  • 78Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 2 Week 3

    Avoca Beach Girls Netball Team Last Wednesday on 3 May the Avoca Beach Netball Team played their first game against Kincumber Public School.

    The girls played an awesome game with great sportsmanship and they all had a big smile on their face!

    They had lots of great intercepts, shots and did their personal best.

    They played a great first quarter and were only down by one at the end of the first quarter. Unfortunately, they

    ended up losing with the final score being 19-7.

    A big thank you to Miss Metti for putting the team together, organising it and coaching the girls and a big thank you

    to Alison Carlisle for helping with coaching the team.

    Written by Olivia Eurell Media Team Representative.

    P&C NEWS-Jackie Concar

    “Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to sense a cause, practise ones

    ideas, work with people, solve problems, see benefits and know one had a hand in them” Harriet Naylor.

    AGM, PRESIDENT NEEDED - At our AGM held in March I resigned from my position as President of Avoca Beach

    P&C, I have held this position for the last 3 years and was Secretary the year prior. I would like to thank all members

    of our school and community who have offered their support, gratitude and encouragement. It has not always been

    easy but I feel privileged to have been part of a team of such dedicated parents and would like to give special thanks

    to Fi Currie, Paula Jamal, Bernice Cilliers, Deon Cilliers, Michelle Mitchell, Annette Parker, Lyndsay Buening, Jodi

    Livesly and Liz McDonald for your continued positive support and keeping it fun along the way!!

    Unfortunately, there were no willing volunteers to take up the position of President and our current P&C is without a

    President. I would like to encourage anyone with a keen interest in our school to stand up and put themselves

    forward, it was a position I took on with little knowledge or experience and I have found it to be an extremely

    rewarding experience. I have learnt many new skills along the way and now is a great time to get involved when

    there is such a great team willing to offer help and support. I am more than willing to offer any help and support

    with the transition into the role.

    UNIFORM SHOP – Our Uniform shop will be closed this Wednesday 10th May, you may still order online through

    flexi- schools or you can wait and make your purchases on Friday. If you can offer an hour of your time once a term

    and are available Wednesdays 8.30am -9.30am or Friday 3pm-4pm, please let me know so we can continue to keep

    the uniform shop open, contact me at pjjmbconcs@hotmail.com or 0431036106.

    mailto:pjjmbconcs@hotmail.com

  • 78Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 2 Week 3 NEXT MEETING – Our next meeting is tonight, Monday 8th May at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome.

    Many thanks,

    Jackie Concar

    EXTENDED LEAVE from ATTENDANCE. If you are planning a family holiday during the school term, for more than 5 days, parents need to apply for an ‘Application for

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