Mr Croft is currently on Paternity Leave following the birth of a baby boy, Alex Patrick. All is well in the Croft household and our warmest congratulations and best wishes go to the Croft Family.
If you are enrolling a child at Wangi Wangi Public School in 2010 and haven’t collected forms from the office, please do so as soon as possible.
Reminder – Kinder 2010 play session and morning tea to be held this Monday 28th September (9.30am in school hall).
Our dates for Kindergarten Orientation which will take place next term are as follows;
- Tuesday 10th November 9.30am. Parent meeting for new parents and kinder students of 2010.
- Tuesday 17th November, Interviews with kinder teacher so parents and students can
- meet & discuss expectations and transition to school.
- Tuesday 24th November, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November. New Kinder students for 2010 join with current K/1 students, to encourage a happy transition to school.
Congratulations to Laura W and Jake S (both in Year 6) for their wonderful success in the recent Regional Athletics. Both will now compete in the State Championships on the 28th, 29th October. Laura will compete in Discus and Shot-Put events and Jake will compete in Discus. This is a wonderful achievement and Wangi Wangi Public School is extremely proud of both students.
What a fantastic effort from our Junior and Senior Girls Dance groups at the Pre-School Fete on Saturday 12th September. Thankyou to the families for arranging your day so the girls could dance and for supporting Wangi School, the Pre-School and our Local Community.
Our small, talented Band will participate in Bandfest on Tuesday 27th October. This is a competition which allows bands of all levels, from beginner to experienced the opportunity to hear bands from other schools. At this stage, we still require transport for some students, so if you are able to assist please see Mrs Lilliss BEFORE the end of term.
Our new covered walkways are nearing completion and looking terrific. Thank you for your patience and assistance in ensuring the safety of all our children when walking around fences and entering and leaving school grounds.
Please continue the supervision during our coming holiday break by discussing road safety rules when crossing the road or riding a bike or skateboard.
We hope all families have a safe and enjoyable holiday break.
All students and staff return for Term 4 on Monday 19th October.
If you see any unwelcome visitors in our school grounds during the holidays please ring School Security on 1300 880 021.
I would like to share a story with you that I think is relevant to us all.
A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When he began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 5cm in diameter.
He asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar lightly. The pebbles of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The students laughed. The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything.
“Now”, said the professor, “I want you to recognise that this is your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your health and your children – anything that is important to you, that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other things in your life that matter, like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks.
The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children; take time for yourself, your partner and family. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, prepare a party and mow the lawn.
Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities, the rest is just sand”.
As parents this is an important lesson for us all to learn. Children learn best through the example of those that are closest to them. If we as parents concern ourselves with the small things in life then we run the risk of our children learning that the important things such as family do not matter as much.
Life can get very busy. The demands of work are ever increasing. In an effort to better our children’s life we fill their afternoons with extra curricula activities such as sports, music lessons and tutoring. While work is important and all the extra curricular activities certainly benefit the children; are they at the expense of real family time?
With the holidays fast approaching I urge all families to relax and spend some much needed family time together. A couple of hours can make a real difference to children and can teach them about making priorities for the important things in life.
Enjoy the rest of the term,
K/1 – Conor, Sandhya, Reece, Jessie, Jayden J, Cory, Pheobe, Harry.
1/2 – Callum, Erin, Lachlan, Destiny, Stuart, Nakita, Kaitlyn, Sascha.
2/3 – Enola, Jye, Tristan, Eva, Bridie, Zac W, Gina, Shannon, Angus, Brooke, Nakita W.
4/5 – Brody, Lily, Georgia A, Jacob M, Keeley, Kiarrah, Declan, Jai, Miranda, Jarrad.
5/6 – Emily P, Georgia T, Cody M, Jake S, Mikey, Aden K,Tiara, Anika, Nathan, Teagan,
Another term almost at an end! K/1 have worked very hard and are looking forward to their holidays.
On Tuesday afternoon of the last week we will be having a Talking and Listening session. Children may talk about any topic they wish. They should prepare to talk for 1-2 minutes. If you are able to, it would be helpful if your son/daughter has the opportunity to practise their talk – remember they need to start with “Good Afternoon K/1” and finish with “Thank you for listening”.
We would like to welcome Jessie to K/1!
Sadly, we have to say “Goodbye” to Ella who will leave us during the holidays. Good luck Ella and your family, we will miss you.
YEAR 1/ 2
Another term is a drawing to a close and Year 1/2 should be very proud of their great work they have achieved. There has been lots of quality work produced and some “red hot” attempts with Writing.
Those children who complete and hand in homework by Friday this week will earn themselves a week off for the last week of term.
Please ensure your child brings home lunch boxes, drink bottles and jackets for a wash during the holidays.
I will be on Long Service Leave for the first 2 weeks of term 4 and Mrs Carmody will be taking the class. I will return to school on Tuesday 3rd November.
Please keep reading during the holidays. Have a safe, relaxing holiday.
2/3 had a great excursion to Warners Bay McDonalds last week. Here are some recounts from the excursion:
On Tuesday the 15 of September 2/3 and 4/5 went to Warners Bay Macca’s. We arrived there and sat in some seats. Kylie introduced herself, so did Daryl and Adrianna. Adrianna showed us through the back where they make the food. We got to hear the orders through the headset from Drive thru. We got to make our own food and we got to go in the freezer was so cool. We then went outside and ate our happy meal. Then we got our free ice-cream. YUM – YUM. I can’t wait to return.
On Tuesday the 15th September 2/3 and 4/5 went to McDonalds to have lunch. First we went in groups in a tour to see how they make the burgers. Secondly, we made our own food and ate it. Thirdly, we had free soft serves and the teachers got a sundae. Next, we caught a bus to the park and we did a sheet on McDonalds and on Warners Bay Esplanade. Finally, we caught a bus back to school and got on with the day.
On Tuesday 15th September 2/3 and 4/5 went to Warners Bay McDonalds. We got a tour around the place and went into a fridge and freezer. Daryl the owner told us some things and Adriana was the one that gave us the tour and then there’s Kylie that told us the rules of the place. At the end of the tour we got to make our own lunch and eat it. After, we got a free ice cream. Then it was time to go home back to school. We had a really good time.
Have a lovely safe holiday. Come back refreshed for a short busy term. Keep up the reading in the holidays. The students are enjoying the new award system with legends and free time awards, just ask the students.
Please note there will be no dance in Term 4.
Band is on each Monday morning in the hall.
Band students should be at school by 8:40am.
The next meeting for our P&C will be held next Tuesday 29th Sept at 6:30pm
The P&C will be holding a Disco next Wednesday 30 Sept. Entry is $3.00 and this includes a drink and packet of JJ’s.
Other items will be available for sale at the canteen: Giant Koala, Chomp, Curly Wurly, Fizzer, Giant Python, Life savers, Giant Sherbet Straw and cans of drink.
There will be two sessions:
Helpers are desperately needed to collect money at the door and to assist with serving drinks & chips. If you are able to spare some time to help please leave your name at the office by Monday.
The murals around our school are coming along and are looking great. Some have been completed already and others are waiting on parents/care givers to help complete.
The designs have been drawn and colour coded all you have to do is find ½ hour any time during school hours, grab a paint brush, pick a colour (available at the front office) and off you go!!
The kids will be very proud of your contribution.
Volunteer helpers are desperately needed for the canteen. At present the demand for the canteen is high but the ability to staff it is becoming increasingly difficult. This will mean that we may unfortunately have to reduce trading times and/or days. If you are able to assist in any way please let us know ASAP. Contact Jodie Milligan on
Jackets (fleece) $35
An assortment of workbooks for use at home are available for sale at the office.
Targeting Handwriting $9.50
Go Maths $15.95
Go Figure $9.95
Go Check $9.95
Also available are assorted coloured lever arch folders for $2. Year 6 students may find them useful for High School next year!
Please make an anonymous call if you see anything that looks wrong going on in the school outside school hours.
Phone: 1300 880 021
BE SAFE – is our number 1 school rule so…
Remember: NO HAT – NO PLAY
(No thongs at anytime – 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
HOLIDAY FUN AT YMCA
Ice skating, Putt Putt golf, Live show, cooking, Kindifarm, Sand Wizards, medieval day.
For more info contact Alanna or Kerry
KIDS TO KANGAROOS
Learn skills and play games of Rugby League for girls & boys 5 to 12 yrs.
Entries close Mon 12 Oct 10am cost $25
Tues 13 Oct 9:30am-12:30pm
At District Park, Broadmeadow
Contact Helene 0411159430
YMCA GYMNASTIC CENTRE
Mon, Tues & Wed from 4pm
Recreational, advanced and competition classes.
Contact Lisa 49594444