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  • Newsletter_________

    Avoca Beach Public School

    The Round Drive

    Avoca Beach NSW 2251

    T: 4382 1416 F: 4381 1431

    E: [email protected]


    Monday 22nd August, 2016

    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.

    Annual School Fair Our annual school fair was a great success yesterday. We had great weather and a large number of people in attendance throughout the day. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the fete co ordinator Fi Currie and the P & C President Jackie Concar who did a wonderful job in organising the day. A big thank you also to all members of the fete committee who put in countless hours in ensuring that the day was a success. Thanks also to:

     The Stall co ordinators

     Parents who worked on the stalls

     Fete sponsors

     All community members who attended

     Families who sold raffle tickets and donated items

     Everyone who assisted with setting up and packing up the stalls

     The teaching staff who assisted with the organisation of the stalls

    The fair was a wonderful example of the community working together for the benefit of our school. Southern Central Coast PSSA Zone Athletics Carnival Today we had fifty of our students representing the school at the Southern Central Coast PSSA Zone Athletics Carnival at Mingara. We will have a report on their achievements in next week’s newsletter. SRC Discos This Wednesday the SRC will be holding the school discos entry is $3.00. K-2 4.30pm – 5.15pm Stage 2 5.30pm – 6.15pm Stage 3 6.30pm – 7.15pm Also on Wednesday night we will be holding two parent information sessions on cybersafety and coding at 4.30pm and 5.30pm in 3/4H. Details are in Mr Graham’s report.

    Week 6 Term 3

    Mon 22

    nd Zone PSSA Athletics

    Tues 23 rd

    Sporting Schools - Basketball

    Sporting Schools - Rugby Union

    Yr 1 Reptile Park Excursion

    Depart 9.30am & Return 3.00pm

    Wed 24 th

    SRC Discos

    Cybersafety & Coding Info Session

    Thurs 25 th

    K-2 Athletics Carnival 10.10am-1.10pm

    Picnic morning tea 10.50-11.10

    Parent/Carers welcome

    Fri 26 th

    Book Week Parade - 10.00am

    Parents/Carers welcome.

    Week 7 Term 3

    Mon 29 th

    Stage 2 Camp Morisset - 9am depart

    Kindergarten 2017 Information Night

    Tues 30 th

    Stage 2 Camp Morisset - 3pm return

    Wed 31 st

    Thurs 1 st

    Sept Father’s Day Stall

    Zone Public Speaking Finals

    Fri 2 nd

    Kinder Father’s Day Assembly 9am

    Father’s Day Breakfast 8am

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  • 8Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 3 Week 6 Australian Reptile Park Excursion Tomorrow our Year 1 students will be travelling to the Australian Reptile Park. I am sure that they will have an enjoyable day and be great representatives of our school. Touch Football Last Thursday our boys and girls touch football teams played in the first rounds of their NSW PSSA Knockouts. Both teams played against Copacabana Public School in the first rounds. A report on the games will be in next week’s newsletter. A big thank you to Mrs Alarca and Mrs Hartley for training the teams and thanks to the parents who assisted with transport and supported the teams on the day. K-2 Athletics Carnival Our K-2 Athletics Carnival will be held this Thursday. The carnival will start at 10.15 am and run through to lunchtime. All parents are invited to come along and join in the fun and watch the students compete. Kincumber High School Visit This Friday students from Kincumber High School will be visiting our school with their travelling road show. The school showcases the activities available to the students at Kincumber H.S. The show begins at 11.15am. P & C Father’s Day Stall A reminder that the P & C Father’s Day Stall will be held next Wednesday 31

    st August and there will also be a Father’s Day

    breakfast on Friday 2 nd

    September starting at 8.00am at no cost. This is followed by the Kindergarten Father’s Day Assembly at 9.00am. Camp Toukley Overnight Excursion Our Year 4 students head off to their overnight camp at Toukley next Monday 29

    th August. All notes and payment should have

    now been returned. Regards Ross Hallaways, Principal Tjudibaring AECG The next meeting of the Tjudibaring AECG will be held here at Avoca Beach PS on Wednesday 24 August in the Library. The meeting commences at 5.30pm for Aboriginal members followed by 6pm for the general meeting. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are encouraged to join the AECG and play an active part in their child’s education. Also this week all Aboriginal students will also be involved in an opportunity with their class teacher to review their Personalised Learning Pathway (PLP) and celebrating their success and planning for the remainder of the 2016 school year. Cybersafety and Coding Information Session At Avoca Beach Public School students are involved in explicit lessons understanding

    how to be a digital citizen and developing skills in computer coding. As part of our

    commitment to genuine community involvement we will be running sessions providing

    parents with an understanding of and practical strategies in cybersafety and to develop

    coding skills.

    A reminder that the SRC Disco will be held on the same night. The information session

    will run for 45mins with two session times to choose from:

     4.30pm Wednesday 24 August (to coincide with the K-2 disco from 4:30-5:15pm)

     5:30pm Wednesday 24 August (may suit parents with children attending the Stage 2

    disco from 5:30-6:15pm or the Stage 3 disco from 6:30-7:15pm)

    If you would like to attend please apply online through school using

    the code word swqdg

    Health and Safety A reminder to parents that it is Department of Education Policy to show registration papers and your licence to the office before transporting students in private vehicles. This information is critical to ensure the safety of all students. We appreciate parent understanding in supporting this process.

  • 8Avoca Beach Public School Newsletter Term 3 Week 6 Anti Bullying Review (repeat) Students at Avoca Beach Public School learning in a safe, secure environment where they are supported to achieve their personal best. As part of the school’s regular evaluations we are asking for parent input into anti bullying strategies and updating school based procedures in line with the Department of Education’s Wellbeing Framework. Every 3 years each public school must review its Anti Bullying Action Plan. Part of this process involves collaborative consultation with students, staff and the parent community. The process so far has included:

     Staff analysed the National Safe Schools Framework and compared our school based understanding of bullying with national agreed standards

     Staff also complied a rigorous survey for the parent community

     Students were involved in a mini lesson with the Principal or Deputy Principal outlining what bullying is and any experiences in the last 12 months.

     The P&C have been consulted regarding the process and how input will be sought from the parent community. Parents are encouraged to complete the online survey and also requested that should they have any concerns regarding their child’s wellbeing that they make an appointment to speak with relevant staff. During the recent Tell them from me Student Survey a significant smaller percentage of students in Year 4-6 had indicated they had been bullied compared to the state average. No more than 12% of students in Year 1 -2 had indicated they had been allied in the last 12 months during the individual survey conducted by the deputy principal. Prior to completing the survey parents are asked to consider the definition of bullying. Bullying is repeated verbal, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more people. Conflict between equals or single incidents are not defined as bullying. Bullying can involve a number of different behaviours including physical, verbal, social/emotional or cyberbullying. The link will remain active for 2 weeks and the anonymous survey can be found on our school website as well as by following the link: Musica Viva Last week students enjoyed a musical performance from Musica Viva.

    Quality Work Congratulations to Kevin in 5/6J for his descriptive and interesting recount of Romeo and Juliet. Well done Kevin!

    Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

    This week as a reminder all classes will be involved in lessons about borrowing resources and using technol