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Avoca Beach Public School
The Round Drive
Avoca Beach NSW 2251
T: 4382 1416 F: 4381 1431
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.
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.
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
Wed 17 th
Thurs 18 th
Fri 19 th
Sporting Schools- Hockey
Zone Cross Country
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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
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:
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
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.
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 email@example.com or 0431036106.
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.
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