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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

NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Calling all Anzac Park families! Consider lacing up your sneakers and walking your child to school on Friday 21 May, to recognise National Walk Safely to School Day.

National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all primary school children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

Walk Safely to School day is a great opportunity for schools, parents, carers and students to:

  • highlight the importance of being a safe road user
  • talk about and role model how to be a safe pedestrian
  • be physically active
  • stimulate the brain for a productive day of thinking
  • help the environment by lowering noise and air pollution, and traffic congestion
  • start a new routine!


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.

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN) 2021
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 11 and 21 May 2021. Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students do not need to be able to touch type to complete NAPLAN Online as the tests are not about keyboard skills (just as the paper test is not about handwriting skills). Students can use the public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.Public Demonstration Site
NESA NAPLAN Website
NAP Parent / Carer Support Page
Watch a video that explains NAPLAN Online
Watch a video that explains tailored testing

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.

To be involved in the challenge
K – 2 students need to experience 30 books. Children can read/experience the
books on their own or be read to by parents/carers/teachers. 25 of these books need
to come from the K-2 PRC Reading List (See website link below). 5 books can be
their own free choice.
Years 3-6 students need to read 20 books, 5 of which can be their own free choice.
Books can either be read in paper format, on eReaders , iPads, tablets or audio books. All
books read from 1st September 2020 will also count towards this year’s reading challenge.
Please note, reading challenge books that are read in languages other than English
will also be accepted, if your child is also reading in other languages.
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

How to register:
Students can begin their reading now and go online to register from 1st March. To
register please go to:
https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/logon.html
(or type “Premier’s Reading Challenge NSW 2021” on your preferred web browser)
Once you are on the PRC website you can log on using your child’s DET user
name and password- this is the same as the one used by students to access
the internet at school. Your child’s class teacher will provide your child with a DET
user name and password shortly.

How to record books online:
Enter the PRC ID code (to be found in the PRC reading lists or on the back of our
school library books that have a PRC label on the spine) for each book your child
has read. Please feel free to contact us for any questions. Look out for more information
about the PRC in our school newsletter.

If you have any questions regarding the reading challenge please contact me (alice.bennett3@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 21 May Zone Cross Country
  • Friday 21 May National Walk to School Day
  • Monday 24 May Stage 2 Public Speaking Finals
  • Tuesday 25 May Stage 3 Public Speaking Finals
  • Tuesday 8 June P&C Meeting @ 7pm
  • 23 June – 24 June Mountain Top
  • Friday 25 June Last Day Term 2


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School Update

Morning Drop Off Procedures

From the beginning of Term 2 (Tuesday 20 April), school start time for ALL STUDENTS will revert to 9am. There is no longer any need to stagger the school start times. Students can continue to arrive at school from 8.30am.

  • Kindergarten students will place their bags in Bamboo Grove, Year 1 students will place their bags on the Grandstand and then Kindergarten & Year 1 students can play on the Lower Terrace before school
  • Students in Year 2 will place their bags on the Upper Terrace and play on the Upper Terrace before school
  • Students in Year 3 & 4 will proceed to the Purple Neighbourhood for BYOD sign in and then return to the Upper Terrace to play before school
  • Students in Stage 3 will continue to go the Rooftop Terrace before school.
  • If you are coming into the school grounds to drop off your child, we ask that you leave before the bell goes. This enables our teachers to move the children into their classrooms promptly and smoothly, making for a settled start to the day and maximises learning time.

Pick Up Procedures in the Afternoon

From the beginning of Term 2 (Tuesday 20 April), pick up time for ALL STUDENTS will revert to 3pm. There is no longer any need to stagger the school finishing times.

  • From Term 2, all Kindergarten children will be picked up from the Bamboo Grove inside the school grounds. All Kindergarten parents picking up their child at 3pm will need to park their car and walk into the school to pick up their child from the Bamboo Grove playground from the beginning of Term 2. Children in Kindergarten who have a sibling in an older grade may collect their Kindergarten sibling from Bamboo Grove and then proceed to meet their parent /carer.
  • Stage 1 children (students in Year 1 and Year 2) will be picked up from the area at the front of the school on Anzac Avenue (steps at the front of the school). Children in Stage 1 who have a sibling in an older grade may collect their Stage 1 sibling from the front of the school and then proceed to meet their parent /carer.
  • All students in Years 3-6 will be dismissed from classrooms at 3pm. Parents will need to coordinate a place to pick up your children at 3pm. The Miller St gate will be opened each afternoon to access the school and for students to leave the school grounds.
  • Students attending TeamKids and various aftercare services will meet staff as per normal procedure.

Reminders

  • If you come onto school grounds for drop off and pick up, you will need to scan the ‘Service NSW COVID Check In’ QR code at the entrance to the school.
  • Please discuss after school pick up arrangements with your child during the school holidays. It is particularly important for siblings to know where they should meet their siblings after school and where they will be picked up.
  • From the beginning of Term 2, there will be no teacher supporting parents in the school drop-off zone near the pedestrian exit. There is no need to have your dashboard sign.
  • All adults coming onto school grounds should continue to follow COVID safe practices, including distancing of 1.5 metres between each other and hygiene practices such as hand washing.
  • No parents are to enter classrooms or buildings without a pre-arranged meeting time and without signing in at the school office and scanning the Service NSW COVID Check In’ QR code.
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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!

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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.