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>>> 2021 NAPLAN Results

The National Assessment Program Literacy & Numeracy (NAPLAN) results for Years 3 and 5 have been released. Our team will spend time looking at this data over the next couple of weeks and we look forward to sharing our summaries and observations. My preliminary assessment of our results tells me that your children and teachers should be extremely proud of our great results. I’m expecting the individual student reports to arrive to be posted out to parents in Week 1 of next term. If you have a child in Year 3 or Year 5 please make sure our admin team have your correct postal address. We will let you know once they have been posted so that you can look out for them.


>>> COLOUR RUN EXPLOSION POSTPONED

Unfortunately due to current lockdown restrictions, we have had to postpone our Colour Run Explosion event. We are hoping to be able to run the event late in Term 4. Please keep fundraising!!


>>> 653E BUS SERVICE

The 653E school bus has resumed its services (starting from Monday 6 September) 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

  • Tuesday 5th Oct – Return to home learning
  • Monday 25th Oct – Kindergarten and Year 1 return to school
  • Monday 1st Nov – Years 2, 6 return to school
  • Monday 8th Nov – Years 3,4 and 5 return to school


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.

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.

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.