Warrawee Public School

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President's Report

P&C President Report - 1st September 2020 

Hi Everyone,

Yah – we made it to Spring!!! Life is better in Spring…Its’ gotta be!

$58,000 DONATED TO THE SCHOOL!
We are very excited to report that at our P&C meeting last week, Members voted to donate $58,000 as a contribution towards the rollout of the new SMART boards in every classroom benefitting every child at our school. Fantastic news!

Mrs Robertson also presented plans at the meeting for a major new playground next to the netball court on the Infants side. It is planned that a P&C donation to this significant proposal will be voted on at our next P&C meeting.

FREE PARENT/CARER CYBER SAFETY ZOOM SEMINAR – 14TH SEPTEMBER 7.30PM
Kirra from ‘Safe on Social’ is back, with a refresher and update on keeping your children safe in our digital world. The seminar will cover privacy settings, security tips, cyber bulling, social media apps (Tik Tok/You Tube, House Party etc), gaming and more! The seminar will run for approx. 60-90mins, including Q&A.

About Kirra:

After a 20+ year career in Cyber Security and IT Business Consulting in 2009, Kirra founded Australia's first consulting firm focused on Cyber Safety. KCL Business Solutions completed eSafety Risk Reviews, Policy Development, and Training Solutions for major Qld Government departments and businesses. In 2014 Kirra Pendergast founded Safe on Social Media Pty Ltd and started speaking in schools, after experiencing serious and relentless cyberbullying and trolling herself. Safe on Social Media’s purpose is to educate and support people to use social media safely and positively. Kirra has presented to more than 350,000 students, teachers and parents at schools across Australia and at countless legal seminars, government and business events, and conferences. 

Get into your jimjams, grab a cuppa and log on using the following link:

Zoom Meeting

https://au01web.zoom.us/j/64212935600?pwd=MFRuVDBxV05zeXZzeURjN2pFVWl2dz09

Meeting ID: 642 1293 5600
Passcode: 490664

Please be aware that this Zoom Seminar is for 18 years +.

 

SASS RECOGNITION WEEK
Last week 24-28th August was SASS Recognition Week, a time to acknowledge our school office admin team, support staff, teacher’s aides, Mr Jon for everything they do. In honour of this, last Wednesday the P&C presented our SAS staff with a beautiful bunch of flowers – one for each campus.

Thank you for all that you do in keeping our school running and supporting our children, teaching staff and our school community.

 

FATHERS’ DAY
This Sunday is Fathers’ Day – Happy Fathers’ Day to all our Warra Dad’s.

To all who purchased a Fathers’ Day gift from the P&C you will receive your items this coming Thursday 3rd September, delivered to your child’s classroom. Please check the bags!!

Our Fathers’ Day printables are still available to download for a quick last minute gift or card.

Download them from here  

 

TRAFFIC MEETING
Early last week the traffic Committee had a very productive zoom catchup focussing on pedestrian safety around the school. Thank you to Roger S, Pieter B and Lucas T, Dylan C for taking the time to discuss these issues. A report will be presented to Transport NSW from the P&C as soon as possible.

 

WORLD TEACHERS DAY – WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER
In the past years, we have celebrated World Teacher’s Day with each student writing a message to their teacher to be presented to them at a lovely morning tea in their honour hosted by the P&C. This year, instead of the children handwriting their messages (with the help of their class parent and parent volunteers) in the classroom we are going online!

Most of you should have received an email from you Class Parent about how your child can participate. If you haven’t yet, it will be coming through very soon! All details are in the class email.

Why not do it this weekend! All you need to do is click on the link in your class parent email and follow the steps. The link will close off on Friday 16th October so please make sure you complete it by then. 

It only takes 5 mins, sit with you child and have them type or you type their message onto the group together card, something funny or heartfelt, attach a hand drawn picture of their teacher or a photo of them. Add a cold coin donation, which will go to our secret surprise for the teachers on World Teacher’s Day. It's simple and quick.

Katy Brack
vicepresident@wpspandc.org

 

Canteen

The Canteen staff will continue the appropriate hygiene practices in line with a COVID safe work place.

Thank you again for all your support and understanding in these uncertain times.

For any queries please contact the canteen at the email below.

Jan, Melinda, Fiona, Amanda, Robyn
canteen@wpspandc.org

 

Uniform Shop

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING TIMES
Online Only – Until Further Notice



ORDER IN FOR SUMMER
With the warmer weather approaching, now is the perfect time to check your children’s summer uniform. Do it now, to give yourself time to order and exchange if necessary, before the start of Term 4.

 

UNIFORM EXCHANGE PROCESS

Need to exchange?

With the uniform shop currently online only, please follow the below instructions for size exchanges. Please remember returned uniforms MUST be in its original condition with all tags still attached in supplier packaging. Any washed or worn items are unable to be changed.

Step 1: Complete the exchange form - that came with your original purchase
You can exchange any uniform shop item. The item must be unused, with the original tags still attached and in the original packaging.

Step 2: Attach your exhange label 
Package all your returning items along with the completed exchange form. We cannot process your exchange without the completed form.

Step 3: Have your child take the package to the School office
The uniform shop Manager will collect all exchanges on a Thursday and process.

Exchange processing times: Exchanges are processed every Thursday. Your new item will be delivered to your childs classroom.

 

LABELLING OF STUDENTS' BELONGINGS
Please ensure all articles of your child’s clothing and belongings are clearly labelled with THEIR name. This will help your child and the teachers identify any lost items.

 

SECOND-HAND CLOTHING POOL
Unwanted school uniform donations are always welcome. Please ensure items are school uniform ONLY and in good condition. Any ripped, damaged or heavily stained clothing is not accepted.


Rachel Wark
uniformshop@wpspandc.org

 

Band

Band rehearsals started on Zoom last week. The online rehearsals have been going really well and have exceeded all expectations! We’ve been very pleased to see such a positive take-up and lots of smiling faces in the Zoom Gallery View.

A particular shout out to the Training Band, who were so excited about their Zoom rehearsal that they have requested a second one per week. Miss Gandy has really enjoyed working with them on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and is looking forward to continuing to work through “Beethoven’s Ninth” and get it up to full speed.

Training Band and Intermediate Band are using band points to pick the band member of the term. Miss Gandy will also be running a music quiz in each rehearsal, so please make sure they bring along a pencil and paper in addition to their instrument and music.

Mr Dalton has sent the following message for Performance Band:

"Well done Performance Band on our first Zoom rehearsal last week! Thank you to everyone who turned up. I hope that playing some new scales was an exciting challenge. Scales are super important, as any musician that is worth their salt will tell you. Scales help you develop muscle memory, helps you recognise patterns, and gives you a practical introduction to music theory. I hope that each and everyone of you spends some home practice time working on scales. I suggest practicing them with a metronome. The easiest way is to download a metronome app. Start slow, and once it is feeling comfortable at one tempo, increase it incrementally by 10 bpm. Let me know how you go!

For this week's rehearsal, have a go at learning Concert A Harmonic Minor (B minor for Clarinets and Trumpets, F# minor for Alto Saxes). Its relative major is Concert C Major (D major for Clarinets and Trumpets, A major for Alto Saxes). I'll explain it again during rehearsal.  We will also have a play through “Moai” and “From Now On” during rehearsal this week."


The same Zoom links will be used for each rehearsal for the rest of term, so make sure you bookmark those links.


BAND FEES
Band fees were due on 7 August. If you have not paid or received your invoice, please email Ben at bandmanager@warraweeband.com

 

Regards

Ben

bandmanager@warraweeband.com