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    Week 3 Term 2


    Learning For Life

    Important Dates Tuesday 16/5 * P&C Meeting 7:00 pm Friday 19/5 * Walk Safely to School Day * 2GO Visit 7:00 am Monday 22/5 * Year 4 Morisset Camp Tuesday 23/5 * ICAS Digital Technologies Competition * School Banking * Infants Athletics Carnival * Year 4 return from Camp Thursday 25/5 * Public Speaking School Finals Friday 26/5 * Superstar Assembly 2:00 pm in hall

    Great Work This week I had some students visit to show me their great work. Alex and Riley from 3/4B showed me their work in History. Dante from 1F has been working well in class and Callum from KS has improved his sound knowledge. Byron and Mikayla from 2T also dropped in as they have been working well in spelling.

    Coast FM On Wednesday our school Captains, Xavier and Hayley visited Coast FM and were interviewed by Mr Lance Godwin. Hayley and Xavier were asked about their leadership roles and responsibilities and had an opportunity to see a live, operating radio studio. Their interview will be broadcasted on Coast FM on Tuesday 16th May at approximately 10:30 am.

    Mother’s Day Stall Our Mother’s Day stall was a great success. Many thanks to Julie Munro and the parent volunteers for their fantastic efforts. We hope all our mums enjoy their special gifts and have a great day on Sunday!

    CARES – Community and Education Bike Safety This week, Year 6 students participated in a Bike Education and Safety day at Palmdale. The CARES program was presented by NSW Police Officers and the students participated in an outdoor obstacle course to enhance basic cycle skills on a roadway cycle track. The students had a great day and the teachers and Police Officers reported that their behaviour was excellent. Thanks to Mrs Baldwin for coordinating our involvement.

    Narara Valley Drive,

    Niagara Park, NSW 2250,

    Ph. (02) 43 283397 Fax (02) 43 291420

    CARES Bike Education

  • School Carpark Please do not park in the staff car park or enter the school through the staff car park. Car parks are very unsafe for children and there are frequent deliveries via the staff school car park each day. The school staff car park is for staff only. Also, the disabled carparks beside the gate near the scout hall are for visitors with disabled permits only, they are not a place to kiss and drop. Please ensure you are adhering to the road rules when picking up and dropping off your child, as the safety of our students is most important.

    Build a Better Reader at Home Home reading is vitally important. Here are some tips to build a better reader.

    Pick Good ‘Fit’ Books - A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:

     Explain the purpose  The book should be of interest  The text can be understood  The child can retell the story  They know most of the words

    For Beginning Readers  Point out and read words in natural settings - stores, streets etc., memorise sight words  Visualise the story in your head, ask questions before, during and after  Don’t immediately tell an unknown word to your child, instead ask them to sound out the word, break the word into parts, try a different vowel sound  Use illustrations for clues, skip the word  Reread the sentence and go back - what word would make sense?

    For Advanced Readers  Notice interesting new vocabulary, and make it a challenge to use it in conversation  Read with expression  Explore non fiction books and their text features (diagrams, tables etc.) along with other genres as well  Compare and contrast books, discuss connections to literature  Think of new titles for books and explore multiple books from the same author

    Infants Athletics Carnival Our Infants Athletics Carnival has been scheduled for Tuesday 23rd May at school. The Carnival will start at 11:30 am and parents are welcome to attend and have lunch with their child afterwards.

    Great News Our Niagara Park family is expanding! Congratulations to Mrs Scott who is expecting the birth of her first child in December. We are very excited about her great news and we look forward to her new arrival.

    5/6K Staffing

    Unfortunately there will be a change of teacher on 5/6K as Miss Sheather has received a permanent

    appointment at Brooke Avenue Public School. This has been a direct appointment from the Department

    of Education and Miss Sheather will start at Brooke Avenue Pubic School next Monday.

    We are very excited for Miss Sheather and wish her all the very best at her new school as a permanent

    teacher. Miss Ella Searle has accepted the position on 5/6K and will be teaching the class for the

    remainder of the year. We apologise for any disruption and we welcome Miss Searle to Niagara Park

    Public School.


  • NAPLAN 2015 This week, Years 3 and 5 participated in the NAPLAN testing. Parents will receive student performance reports later in the year.

    Year 4 Camp - Morisset Our Year 4 students are off to camp on Monday, 22nd May and will be returning on Tuesday 23rd May. All medical consent forms must be returned in order for students to attend. All payments should be finalised unless alternate arrangements have been made with the school. Students should be at school no later than 8:45 am on Monday morning. Anticipated return to school is approximately 2:20 pm on Tuesday. Parents will be updated via the school App and on Facebook if there is significant change to this time. Students have been provided a list of suggested items they will need to take on camp.

    National Walk Safely to School Day Friday 19th May is ‘Walk Safely to School Day’. This is an opportunity for parents to re-visit road and commuter safety by walking or accompanying their children on their trip to school. The objectives of National Walk Safely to School Day are:

     to encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school aged children  to promote health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits  to help children develop vital road crossing skills and ensure children up to 10 years of age hold an adults hand when crossing the road  to help children develop the vital road crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians  to reduce car dependency  to reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles  to promote the use of public transport

    Road safety and healthy lifestyle options are an integral component of our PD/Health/PE curriculum and are included in lessons taught K-6 throughout the year. We encourage all parents to support this important message by walking or accompanying your child or children to school on Friday 19th May and discussing safety issues with them.

    Have a great weekend.

    Adam Boulus Principal

    2GO IS COMING TO NIAGARA PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL! Next Friday 19th May, Sarah and Paddy from 2GO will be broadcasting their breakfast session live from the basketball courts in our school grounds. The school gates will be open from 7:00 am for students and their families to join in the fun, however students must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/carer or responsible adult until 8:00 am. School staff will provide supervision from 8:00 am until the broadcast concludes at 9:00 am.

    The P&C will be running a breakfast BBQ from 7:00 am, with bacon and egg sandwiches selling for $3.50 and orange juice poppers selling for $1.00. Planned activities throughout the morning will include games and free fruit for the children. At 8:30 am a special guest, Fletcher Pilon, winner of Australia’s Got Talent, will arrive and perform live for our entertainment. Please come and join us for this very special event! Vicki Young Deputy Principal




    NSW PSSA Tennis On Monday, 4 students headed off to play in the NSWPSSA Tennis Tournament. They were awesome in the first round and handily beat the team from Wyoming Public School. They came up against a much more experienced team from Gosford in the second round. After eight sets of unbelievable play, our team was beaten by the narrowest of margins in the end.

    Their attitudes, efforts and sportsmanship were fantastic throughout both rounds and they proved themselves to be wonderful ambassadors for our school.

    Congratulations Gabrielle, Molly, Harley and Ryhan on your amazing effort! It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day on the courts with you.

    Brenda Gilmour Tennis Coordinator PSSA Boys Cricket – Round 1 Finally, after being rescheduled 3 times due to poor weather conditions, our Round 1 match against Valley View Public School was going ahead.

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