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>>> VARIATION OF SCHOOL DAY

Year 3 to Year 6 – SCHOOL WILL START AT 8.45am & FINISH AT 2.45pm

Kindergarten to Year 2 – SCHOOL WILL START AT 9.15am & FINISH AT 3.15pm

  • If your child is attending TeamKids, your child should proceed to TeamKids at 2.45pm or 3.15pm following their usual routine.
  • If your child is in Stage 2 or 3 and going home independently, your child may leave the school grounds at the end of the school day. If your child is in Stage 2, please email your child’s Key Teacher if your child is going home independently.
  • If your child is in Year 4 / Stage 3 (2.45pm finish) or Year 1 /Year 2 (3.15pm finish) you will pick your child up from the Anzac Ave steps at the front of the school. If walking, please follow the signs and observe social distancing whilst waiting for your child. If driving, use the pick up zone at the front of school.
  • If your child is in Year 3 (2.45pm finish) or Kindergarten (3.15pm finish) you will pick your child up from the pedestrian gate. Your child will be waiting for you on the Lower Terrace. If walking, please follow the signs and observe social distancing whilst waiting for your child. If driving, use the Kiss and Drop Zone.
  • If your child who finishes school at 2.45pm has a sibling who finishes at 3.15pm, your child will be supervised in the Lime Loft until the bell goes at 3.15pm. At 3.15pm, they are to join their sibling at the 3.15pm pick up location

>>> VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR ELECTION DAY BBQ & CAKE SALE

Saturday 4th December will be the NSW Local Election day and APPS is open again as a Polling Booth location.
We will be holding a BBQ and Bake Sale to raise funds for the school and would like to ask all families to volunteer some of their time to help serve food, sell baked goods or help cook the BBQ!
Some extra layers of protection will be required for volunteers, who will be required to check in, be double vaccinated and wear a mask both indoors and outdoors.
If we all join forces to volunteer a small amount of time it lessens the load for others. Please add your name to this link with the time you can help out:  

VOLUNTEERS

You could get a group together and fill a timeslot – or slot yourself in at a time that suits and meet other families from APPS.  If you cannot help on the day please bake up a storm and donate goods for the bake sale.
Details on baked goods delivery will follow soon, but please remember we need to include a label clearly identifying ingredients.
We look forward to seeing you all helping out at your child’s school!
Thanks for your support
The P&C Team

>>> APPS SCHOOL PHOTOS

School Photographs

Next week, APPS will be having our school photos days. Your child must wear their full summer uniform, even if they usually have sport on one of these days. See below photo dates:

  • Years K-2: Monday 15 November
  • Years 3-6: Thursday 18 November

To order photos, please visit the photographer’s website by clicking on the link below & using the code X2052PEC44AP. All orders must be submitted by Friday 26 November by 8:30am. Cash orders will not be accepted.The School Photographer

Please ensure that your child is looking photo ready with their best Anzac Park smile!

>>> CANTEEN NEWS

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>>> COLOUR RUN EXPLOSION – NEW DATE

We have locked in the Colour Run for Fun on Sunday 27th February 2022. More info to come in TERM 1.


>>> 653E BUS SERVICE

The 653E school bus has resumed its services (starting from Monday 18th October) and is now operational.


>>> LET US HELP SUPPORT AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

The SRC and P&C would like to SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS!

During these uncertain times, we understand that local / small business is taking a massive hit and we as a community and SRC would like to support you.

It is a simple initiative by which you upload and advertise your business, we will then collate it and place it on a website for all to share.

Some ideas can be a short video, your business name, catchy jingle, what your business is offering during lockdown ie: take away, online tutorials, etc


If you would like to take part in this initiative, please fill in the Google form, to let us know a little more about your business, and upload your video, slogan, etc here:-

Google Form
Upload Video Here

We are hoping that this website can also act as a source of ideas and inspiration to keep our families entertained and happy during this difficult time.

>>> 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.


>>> 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.

>>> CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER IDEAS
If you are looking for some ideas on how to use your Creative Kids Vouchers – please check out the following link here

>>> Upcoming Dates

  • 4th December – Election Day BBQ and Cake Stall


Please support our 2nd hand uniform shop

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School Update

COVID-safe Practices at Anzac Park

Earlier this week a comprehensive newsletter was sent home to parents outlining the COVID-safe practices that we have in place ready for the return of students over the next few weeks. There has been much talk in the media recently regarding ventilation in classrooms. Yesterday the NSW Department of Education released the following information regarding ventilation

As part of this process the NSW Department of Education has conducted a state-wide review of all windows, fans and ventilation systems. The audit confirms that all learning spaces in our school can be adequately ventilated through natural and mechanically assisted ventilation. A link to our audit report is below.Anzac Park PS Audit Report

An important part of this strategy will be utilising our multiple outdoor learning areas at Anzac Park. We are indeed so fortunate to have our flexible learning spaces and have come a long way in designing adaptable learning spaces. The need to learn outdoors to support health and safety is not a new one. The photo below is from the Netherlands in 1905 in a response to the outbreak of tuberculosis. Our team are looking forward to getting outdoors and utilising our fantastic spaces to support our COVID-safe practices as students return to school.

Return to school roadmap for Term 4

In Term 4, where stay-at-home rules are still in place but high community vaccination and low transmission conditions are met, students will return to school in a staggered approach for prioritised cohorts, with no mingling or on-site activities.

Students will return to face-to-face learning with NSW Health-approved COVID-safe Level 3 plus settings on school sites in the following order:

From 25 October 2021: Kindergarten and Year 1

From 1 November 2021: Years 2, 6

From 8 November 2021: Years 3, 4 & 5.

The return to school roadmap is subject to change depending on new information expected through the Public Health Order and additional advice from NSW Health. You can stay up to date with the most recent advice on our Advice for families page.

Thank you again for your understanding and support. We hope you and your family enjoy a safe and very well-deserved break over the holidays. Please take some time over the break to check out our wellbeing resources for students and families. You’ll find useful tools for mental health and Term 4 preparation. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can do anything to help you and your children to prepare for Term 4 or if you have any concerns about the return to school. I will be in touch again soon with further information and any updates for you and your children.

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.

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.