To those children who have demonstrated persistence, confidence and growth in skill level it is worth reflecting on the following verse:
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a person’s faith
It’s all in the state of mind.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster hand;
They go to the one who trusts in themselves
And always thinks “I CAN”.
Have faith in your abilities, persist with tasks and give everything your best.
As we wind down the end of this term I would like to acknowledge the fact that students have been extremely busy training and practicing for extra curricular activities such as; Dance Festival, Rugby League, Soccer and Talent Quest, on top of completing assessments. I am extremely proud of the efforts of all students as they prepare themselves for contests and performances. I am equally proud and thankful of the efforts of those staff involved in making these activities accessible to our children.
Yesterday the Senior Rugby League Team participated in the 2009 All Schools Paul Harragon Cup. The team played with strength of mind, determination and endurance to win every game in their pool, before going on to win the preliminary and semi-finals. After winning 8 consecutive games and remaining undefeated during the competition, our boys
played in the grand final against Blacksmiths, going down by one try. On behalf of the parents, Des Johnson the coach and myself, I would like to congratulate each and every one of the players for their commitment and thank them for the spirited effort.
Student reports will go home on Wednesday 8th July and I would like to congratulate everyone on a wonderful effort for Semester 1. I encourage students and parents to read the comments carefully on the reports. Celebrate the successes of your child and discuss with them the areas that they will need to focus on for the second semester. Please note that it is the quality and strength of school/parent partnerships that significantly increases the social and academic development and well being of our children. When the school and parent/community work in collaboration, student achievements, successes and well being are improved.
Congratulations to the following students who have had NO ABSENCES this semester:
Jaden B 1/2, Samantha D 2/3, Nakita Y 1/2, Cory N K/1, Brooke T 2/3, Nakita W 2/3, Felicity Mc 4/5, Teagan C 5/6, Jai J 4/5, Georgia T 5/6.
An absolutely superb effort!
Please remember that next Friday 10th July is the last day of school for this term. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful, safe break and look forward to catching up with you next term. Remember that Monday 27th July is Staff Development Day. All children return on the Tuesday.
Enjoy the break!
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: Kellie M, Courtney M
1/ 2: Lachlan R, Josie H
2/3: Emily B, Tristan M
4/5: Kayla L, Amy S
5/6: Adam M, Bethany E
Kinder / Yr 1
We had a great day at our Sports Carnival last Wednesday despite the soggy ground!.
The K/ 1’s are definitely candidates for the 2020 Olympics!!!
Everyone has worked really hard this term, so enjoy the holidays.
Year 1/ 2
Well done to all children who participated in the relays on Friday. We all had a fantastic time. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. See you next term.
Year 2/ 3 have enjoyed their Visual Arts, making a bookmark and a platypus mixed media artwork. They have been exploring the past through old toys and household appliances as part of their HSIE studies on past generations.
We would like to thank Mr McCurry for the effort he put into the 2/3 class & wish him well for the future.
Year 4/ 5
Yr 4/ 5 will continue with their timeline of Australian history into next term. The class have decided to include extra ideas to the class project and is already developing into a great display. Students solar system projects are hanging up around the room but you will need to look up to see these. A Homework project will be out ready for next term – keep an eye out.
During the term Mr Garstang has worked with some students on transition to high school. This will continue next term, with more students receiving this form of support. The feedback from parents has been very good.
All performers keep practising ready for the “Wangi’s Got Talent” at Wangi Workers Club – Thursday 9th July at 7pm.
All 3 Dance Groups, The School Band and Senior Choir will also be performing on the night. Children to be at the workers club at 6:30 pm dressed ready to perform.
Thank you to Wangi Workers Club for their generous Prize Money Donation.
Fantastic effort by our Junior and Senior Girls, they really did a great job. Congratulations.
A huge thankyou to all those parents who helped out with transport.
Any overdue books please return as soon as possible.
Keep reading over the holidays – especially anyone doing Premiers Reading Challenge.
Special thanks to Frances Fraser for covering our new books.
If you would like your child to learn a musical instrument and become part of the School Band please see the Office ladies.
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: Quick & easy dinner with a stack of vegies!
Got home from work late? Kids hungry? Forget take-away. The kids will be fed in less than 10 minutes with this “no-fuss” recipe. You’d be waiting in the pizza queue for longer than that!
1. Whisk 2 eggs with a fork
2. Pour into a small greased frypan
3. Throw in a couple of handfuls of finely chopped/grated vegies (carrot/zucchini/mushrooms/corn/capsicum)
4. Sprinkle reduced fat cheese over the top of the vegies
5. When egg starts to cook, fold the omelette over on itself
6. Voila! Dinner in less than 10 minutes! Serve with wholemeal toast.