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MOUNTAIN TOP
In light of the emerging situation in Sydney, regrettably we made a decision yesterday to not proceed with our Mountain Top event this week. This is extremely disappointing given the buzz across learning hubs this week. At this time we are planning a postponement for early Term 3 on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 July. Please keep your tickets.

REPORTING
Semester 1 reports have now been completed and can be found on Sentral

Get your tickets now for our upcoming Parent Workshop with Dr Jodi Richardson!

Get Your Tickets

Building blocks for raising happier kids (90 mins) Tuesday 20 July at 6.30pm-8pm at Anzac Park Public School – School Hall

When parents are asked ‘what they want most for their children?’ the overwhelming answer is ‘for them to be happy’. While once thought to be dependent only on circumstances, we know now that happiness can be increased by the learning and application of happiness skills and strategies. Raising happier children is a tangible goal and one with measurable benefits that include, but also extend far beyond, feeling good. In addition to helping protect mental health, increased happiness leads to more success, increased resilience, improved leadership skills, more creativity and stronger relationships over a lifetime. In this engaging presentation parents will learn:

  • Why the skills for a happier life are needed now more than ever
  • How to think about happiness differently
  • What stands in the way of happiness
  • Why the science says ‘more stuff’ doesn’t make us happier and what to do instead
  • 5 important happiness skills and practical ways to make them part of family life

All parents are encouraged to attend this free workshop.

100 DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN
Time flies when you are having fun! On Friday 23 July (Week 2, Term 3), Kindergarten students will be celebrating a very special milestone – 100 days of Kindergarten! To commemorate this occasion, children will be participating in a variety of engaging and fun activities at school, including STEAM challenges, bingo and a senior citizens disco!
Children are encouraged to come dressed as a 100 year old for the day to mark this special occasion. The Kindergarten teachers are looking forward to dressing up and celebrating this exciting milestone next term!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR LEARNING AND SUPPORT LITERACY INTERVENTION
We will be running the evidence based MultiLit Literacy Intervention for students and we are looking for volunteers to commit to at least one hour per week to implement this program with our students. You will receive training in the program and support throughout the process. See the link below for further information regarding this intervention.
MultiLit
If you are interested in volunteering for this program or would like further information please contact Simone Hirsch our Learning and Support teacher at simone.hirsch@det.nsw.edu.au


ON THE FIELD- INTERSCHOOL’S SNOW SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Calling any keen skiers at Anzac Park! Anzac Park are hoping to enter in the Interschool’s Snow Sport Championships. This competition provides an opportunity for Australian school students of all ages to experience competitive snow sports. Competitors from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with emphasis on fun and participation.

The 2021 race entry fee is $49 per race, per competitor at each Championship. The entry fee does not include your lift ticket. Sydney Championships run from Monday 5 July- Friday 9 July at Thredbo. Please note that there will be no member of staff accompanying students to this event and it is parents responsibility to organise transport, accommodation and supervision.

Please email Caitlin Cockburn if you are interested or would like more information: caitlin.cockburn4@det.nsw.edu.au


ANAPHYLAXIS REMINDER – PLEASE ENSURE NO NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS ARE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL
All families are asked to assist the children in our school who are anaphylactic or have severe allergies. This is potentially a life threatening condition. Please do not send any of the following foods with your child whilst they are at school:

  • Peanuts and other nuts including cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia, brazil nuts
  • Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • Muesli bars containing nuts or any other foods containing nuts

2022 ENROLMENTS HAVE OPENED
Enrolments have opened for students wishing to enrol at Anzac Park Public School from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2022. Information about enrolment can be accessed on our school website or by contacting the school. Please find below our 2022 enrolment flyer which details all events for students enrolling for next year. Please let friends and neighbours know about this flyer and that enrolment forms are available at the school office or on the school website. If you have a child starting school next year, please go to our school website and follow the link to complete an online enrolment form.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Your child has been invited to take part in this year’s NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
(PRC). This is a program that encourages students to read a wide range of quality fiction
and non fiction titles from selected reading lists nominated by the NSW premier’s office.

If you need any assistance with PRC please come and visit us in the library next Tuesday, June 15 for a demonstration of how to log your child’s books online. Please come between 8:30-9:00am or 2:30-3:30pm

You can find a wide range of PRC books in our wonderful school library and in local
council libraries. For the PRC booklists please visit
https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/booklist/home.html

All books need to be read by Friday 20th August 2021 when the Challenge
ends. Students will receive a PRC bookmark when they are half way through the
Challenge and a completion certificate from the PRC team on completion.
PRC Certificates will be awarded in Term 4. All the information is contained on the
PRC website https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/rules.html

Overdue Books
We appreciate your help in establishing routines at home so that library books do not go astray. Our loan period is 2 weeks, after that books become overdue and notices are sent home. Books can be returned to the green trolley in the library any day, anytime, no questions asked!

Any library questions please email alice.bennett3@det.nsw.edu.au or prudence.thomas@det.nsw.edu.au


VOLUNTEERING
If you are able to help with KISS and DROP (morning or afternoon) – please fill in the forms at the office and update your availability HERE:
“Let’s keep our kids safe as they get in and out of the car” –
This form can also be found under EVENTS / VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES on this website.
You will receive a snazzy yellow vest and it is a great way to meet and greet your fellow families.
Times are short (8:25am-9am and 2:40pm-3pm)
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The extra curricular activities list has been updated. Please see under Events / Extra Curricular Activities.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday 25 June Last Day of Term 2
  • Tuesday 13th July First Day of Term 3
  • Tuesday 13 July First Day For Students Term 3
  • Tuesday 20 July Dr Jodi Richardson Parent Workshop
  • Friday 23 July 100 Day of Kindergarten


Please support our 2nd hand uniform shop

Latest News

School Update

From the beginning of Term 3, Mrs Amy Sackville, our K-2 Deputy Principal will be taking maternity leave. Ms Lydia Janabi will be relieving in the K-2 Deputy Principal position whilst Mrs Sackville is on leave.

Uniform Reminder

Anzac Park is a proud uniform wearing school. A couple of reminders regarding our uniform:

  • Please ensure your child is wearing Anzac Park uniform items and not alternate jumpers and hats.
  • Black shoes are an important part of our uniform every day unless your child is wearing sports uniform.
  • We have a ‘no hat, play in the shade’ policy and require every child to wear a school hat when outside. This includes before and after school. Beanies are not part of the school uniform.

We appreciate the support of all families in adhering to these uniform guidelines. As the weather starts to become colder, we are increasingly dealing with the challenge of tracking down jumpers and jackets when they are taken off at school. It is very frustrating when expensive clothing is lost or we are unable to return jackets to the owners as they do not have names on them.

Let’s work together as a whole school to do the following:

  • Label every piece of your child’s school uniform clearly with their name – especially hats and jackets.
  • Remind your child about the importance of putting their clothing in their bag if they take it off.
  • If your child comes home with an item of clothing which does not belong to them, please return it to school with a note so that it can be returned to its rightful owner.

Reminders

COVID-19 Reminders

You would be aware that there has been an increase in COVID cases in Sydney over the past few days and we are all focused on ensuring we work together to keep our school community safe. A few reminders for our parent community include;

  • Please ensure you don’t come into the school grounds if you are feeling at all unwell. Similarly please keep your children home from school if they are unwell.
  • If coming into the school, I ask that everyone is vigilant in signing in with our QR code. You will find the code displayed at the front entrance and in the school grounds. If you are coming into the school for a meeting or to volunteer, please ensure you sign in at the main office and sign out when you leave.
  • All parents should regularly check the NSW Government COVID-19 news and updates for the venues and locations and adhere to advice where required. If you have visited one of the venues of concern during the times and dates specified, please get tested immediately and follow the instructions on the NSW Government website. In addition, as advised by NSW Health, anyone who visited Westfield Bondi Junction (including the car park) on 12 and 13 June should follow the guidelines provided by the NSW government.

Thank you as always for your support, understanding, patience and collective community spirit.

Latest News, Traffic

Road Safety Reminder

Please be reminded you cannot stop in the “NO STOPPING” beside the 15 min zone on ANZAC AVENUE while waiting to pick up your child. You must continue to drive around the block to keep the traffic flowing and to allow cars to turn right into ANZAC AVENUE from Ernest St.

Also, please be reminded it is illegal to turn right into the Kiss and Drop from Rosalind St. The Kiss and Drop is classified as a divided road – not an intersection, so you can’t cross double lines. You must access Kiss and Drop from Ernest St.

Let’s keep our kids safe!

Events, Latest News, Volunteering

Volunteers Needed

The Anzac Park Ethics program builds the critical reasoning ability of our students, helping them to come to a deep understanding of their own values. Students learn how to think through different issues and identify strong and weak arguments. At Anzac Park, we have one of the largest ethics programs in the state, supported by a fantastic team of volunteer teachers including parents, grandparents and community volunteers.

So that we can continue to offer ethics classes to all families who request them, we are looking for a number of new volunteer teachers to join the program in 2021. Teaching Ethics is a great way to get involved in the classroom and support the school. It could also help you to develop your own thinking, reasoning and facilitation skills!

Volunteers don’t need previous teaching experience or a background in philosophy or ethics. You receive full training and a fully prepared lesson each week. An APPS teacher is also present in each class for additional support. Classes are discussion based, so more teachers means smaller classes and a much greater chance for your child to fully participate in the lesson. Classes run every Tuesday.

If teaching ethics is a possibility for you, or someone you know (we’d love to hear from some grandparents or 2021 kindy parents!), please email apps.ethics@gmail.com or call our Ethics Coordinator, Cathy Chase on 0414 784 272.