One of the great things about being a teacher is being a close witness to a child learning a new skill. To see a child observe, practise and master an unfamiliar task and to feel the sense of self-worth gained by that child is truly a great experience.
Children learn in many ways but constantly I am reminded that their observation of others is how they most quickly learn their skills of interaction, communication and behaviour.
This is why strong links between home and school are vitally important and can make all the difference to children’s academic and social progress. It is important that children see that a school is valued as an important place by those at home. Of equal importance is that the values held at school are reflected and regarded well by those in a child’s life. Schoolwork and school activities should be openly well supported by all those in a school community and children encouraged to give their best in every facet of school life.
In a culture where “winners are grinners” it is important for all of us to remember that a winner is someone who recognizes their God-given talents, works their tail off to develop
them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish their goals.
Our achievements and successes come through diligence, patience and the humbling decision to seek help when help is required.
If we encourage children to apply themselves, persevere when it appears hard and seek assistance when in doubt, than their chances of success rapidly increase.
Our students and staff have been working tirelessly in preparation for the upcoming Starstruck performance. I would like to wish all our students the very best of luck and thank Mrs Lilliss for planning, organisation and commitment to preparing the students.
Red Cross Blood Donor drive
The Red Cross Blood Donor vehicle has been in town raising awareness and seeking patrons to provide much needed donations of blood. Students will bring home a Red Cross bag to assist in prompting us all to think about donating blood and the benefits to others of such a noteworthy and unselfish act.
Mr Barry Croft
School Security – please make an anonymous call if you see anything that looks wrong going on in the school outside school hours.
Phone: 1300 880 021
Weekly Merit Awards
K/1: Phoebe P, Ella G
1/ 2: Caitlin L, Kobe N,
2/3: Vivienne J, Zachary W, Tristan M
4/5: Jarred W, Abby H
5/6: Anika D, Laura W
Kinder / Yr 1
K/ 1 have been learning about “Earthworms” and both classes have written FANTASTIC Information Reports about them! Ask your child to tell you something they learnt about “Earthworms”. Great dinner time topic!
Cold and flu season is upon us – our tissue supply is running low. If you could pick up a box when you are doing the groceries it would be much appreciated. Thank you to those families who have already helped out.
Year 1/ 2.
Year 1/ 2 have been doing some excellent writing of descriptions. Please continue the great effort with Home Reading and homework.
We desperately need more boxes of tissues as lots of children are continually using them. Please send a warm jacket now that the weather is colder.
Year 2/ 3 have completed the unit of work on natural materials and some of their uses, and are now beginning work on a unit called ‘The Way We Were’ which explores the changes and continuities in the way families have done things over time. Parents and caregivers can help by providing information on changes they have experienced, and past memories, on survey sheets that students will bring home. Hopefully students will enjoy learning about “the good old days” as much as they enjoyed working with nature.
Year 2/ 3 will visit Wangi Wangi library on Wednesday 17/06/09
Year 4/ 5
Our Great Space units are on display in the classroom. The Rain poem is on display in the classroom with some exceptional examples of fine writing.
We have begun our new unit “Food for Thought”. The students are in for a treat by making their museum of Australian Identity Timeline.
Rehearsal this Friday 5th June. Be at Fassifern train station by 7:20am. We will be back at Fassifern station at 3:30 pm
CONGRATULATIONS to these children who will represent Wangi School at the Zone level of Public Speaking
Early Stage 1 – Phobe P
Stage 1 (Yrs 1 & 2) Nakita Y & Viv J
Stage 2 (Yrs 3 & 4) Gina L & Gabby M
Stage 3 (Yrs 5 & 6) Teagan C & Joel H
Will be held the last week of school on Thursday 9th July at 7pm at Wangi Workers Club.
Auditions will be Tuesday next week the 9th June. Please bring props, music, instruments etc ready for the day. Costumes are optional.
FOOTBALL GALA DAY.
Last week, boys in Years 5 and 6 went to the Football Gala Day at Kentish Oval. We had great fun and showed good sportsmanship. It was a great day and we had a red hot go. A big thank you to Mr Johnson for all his hard work in getting us ready for the game.
I would encourage all parents to pay their Term 2 dance fees by the due date to ease the financial burden as there may be extra costs for making the costumes.
Hunter Dance Festival date for your diary:
Junior Girls – Tuesday 30th June 2009
Senior Girls – Thursday 2nd July 2009
Helpers wanted –
Do you have some time that you could help cover some of our library books. Please see Mrs Rayfield ASAP as we have a number of new books waiting to be loaned but they need covering first.
Overdue notices are currently being sent out, please return books as soon as possible, please disregard if you have already returned books.
Kids Club Book Club
Closes Friday 12th June
Premiers Reading Challenge
If you would like your child to take part please return orange permission notes to Mrs Rayfield.
If you would like your child to learn a musical instrument and become part of the School Band please see the Office ladies.
Band starts each Friday at 8:45am sharp –please be there at 8:40am to set up.
CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you would like to volunteer for 1 day per month please contact Jodie Milligan on 0412603425 or if you are unable to attend on your rostered day please ring.
“Be Safe” is our number 1 school rule so…
REMEMBER, NO HAT – NO PLAY, NO SPORT, NO P.E!!!
NO THONGS AT ANY TIME – this includes DISCOS
Meets every second Tuesday
at Wangi Uniting Church.
Children K – 6 welcome.
4pm – 6pm
Includes music, craft and dinner.
Bev Hincks on 4975 5158
Or Nerida Rayfield on 4975 2312
MATHS TUTOR –
KINDER TO YEAR 12
Phone Ben: 4975 2388 or 0421235309
Have fun! Build confidence, improve speech and communication skills. Use your imagination and explore acting, improvisation, mine, creative movement and public speaking. All ages
Contact Susan McBurney A.S.D;L.T.C.L
On 4975 1822
HSC Drama help for Individual projects also available
FIONA’S STUDIO OF DANCE
Be inspired by our great range of Dance classes – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Lyrical and Physical Culture.
Enrolments now being accepted 49733133.
• Fun dance classes in Tap, Jazz and Modern/Contemporary
• Classes for both boys and girls from 3 years up
• No uniform, costumes, free showcase at end-of-year, all students receive a trophy
• All student get the opportunity to perform at local events
• NEW studio Term 2 at Bonnells Bay Public School
• Classes from $4 – $6 per week with discounts for unlimited classes and family discount
For more information contact Miss Meritta
Phone 0413 616 966
WESTERN LAKE MACQUARIE CONCERT BAND
Stilling Street, Rathmines (near shops)
All Ages are accepted. All abilities from beginner to experienced.
To learn to play musical instrument all that is needed is for you to attend weekly classes every Tuesday from 5pm during school term.
Instruments may be hired for a small cost.
For more information Contact
Doug Treloar on 4959 1826
EAT IT TO BEAT IT: VEGIES FOR BREAKFAST? YOU’RE KIDDING!
A good breakfast is especially important for kids because it can improve energy levels, alertness and concentration. Many people would not think of breakfast as a time to squeeze in some extra vegies but the following ideas provide a solid meal for breakfast with 1-2 serves of vegies! They will also help to warm the kids up on cold winter mornings! Top tip: protein helps to fill kids up and gives them sustained energy for concentration and alertness. In the following examples, baked beans and eggs are good sources of protein.
• Toast/muffin topped with cooked mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, capsicum or creamed corn
• Chop and add left over vegies to an omelette or savoury pancake
• Heat chopped leftover vegetables and serve as a topping for toast; add an egg or reduced-fat cheese for a more substantial meal