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Living and learning together Page 1 The Winston Whisper Winston Hills Public School Hillcrest Ave, Winston Hills 2153 T: 9639 8518 Email: [email protected] Website: www.winstonhil-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Issue 9 Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Each year in August, principals will verify data about students in their school receiving adjustments because of disability, based on evidence in the school. All Australian schools are required to participate each year in the NCCD. The national data collection will provide governments with greater insight into students with disability in Australian schools, where they are located and the level of adjustments provided for them. If you do not want your child’s data to be used in the data collection, please contact the school office. Parking Around the School Grounds It is very disappointing to hear about neighbours around our school being unable to get out of their drive ways because they have been blocked by parents parking. In this incidence, the neighbour had a family emergency to attend and was extremely upset. In the future, this behaviour will be reported to the police. Staff Development Days Winston Hills Public School staff will be conducting a range of professional learning sessions after school to support strategic directions and mandatory training. These twilight sessions will replace the last two scheduled professional learning days for the end of Term 4. Mark Byrne [email protected] ACCOMPANYING NOTES MultiLit Volunteers Needed Years K-6 Sportspro Gymnastics Program Years 3-6 FROM THE PRINCIPAL Return to School Activities With updated health advice and recent changes to state and national restrictions, schools were informed late last week that we will be able to return to a range of school-based activities. These activities include: The school band program is recommencing this week. Choirs and dance groups. PSSA will return in Term 3. The CHPSSA is currently drawing up plans on how this will look with the likely result being Summer PSSA sports continuing during the second half of the term depending on the availability of grounds. Sportspro Gymnastics program will be delivered to all K-6 classes next term. We apologies for the late notice around payment as this activity was only just cleared to recommence. Scripture and Ethics classes will be able to recommence in Term 3. There are a range of activities that are being reconsidered for Term 3 and may go ahead if further restrictions are lifted. The Stage 3 Camp to Canberra is one that we are keen to decide on soon. We will still put a hold on our fortnightly assemblies as we are currently restricted to a very short timeframe for gatherings like this. Parents are asked to continue to avoid being on the school grounds during this period. The CHPSSA has cancelled the Zone Athletics Carnival and as a result the school will not be running an Athletics Carnival this year due to the restrictions that are still in place. The National Consistent Collection Of Data The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students with disability (NCCD) uses a model that draws on teachers' professional judgement and practices throughout the year supporting students with disability to access and participate in education. In our school, students are provided with Personalised Learning Plans- PLP’s and Accommodations in class and in the playground to support their learning and interaction needs.
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  • Living and learning together Page 1

    The Winston Whisper Winston Hills Public School

    Hillcrest Ave, Winston Hills 2153 T: 9639 8518 Email: [email protected] Website: www.winstonhil-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

    Issue 9 Tuesday, 16 June 2020

    Each year in August, principals will verify data about students in

    their school receiving adjustments because of disability, based

    on evidence in the school. All Australian schools are required to

    participate each year in the NCCD. The national data collection

    will provide governments with greater insight into students with

    disability in Australian schools, where they are located and the

    level of adjustments provided for them. If you do not want your

    child’s data to be used in the data collection, please contact the

    school office.

    Parking Around the School Grounds

    It is very disappointing to hear about neighbours around our

    school being unable to get out of their drive ways because they

    have been blocked by parents parking. In this incidence, the

    neighbour had a family emergency to attend and was extremely

    upset. In the future, this behaviour will be reported to the police.

    Staff Development Days

    Winston Hills Public School staff will be conducting a range of

    professional learning sessions after school to support strategic

    directions and mandatory training. These twilight sessions will

    replace the last two scheduled professional learning days for

    the end of Term 4.

    Mark Byrne [email protected]

    ACCOMPANYING NOTES

    • MultiLit – Volunteers Needed – Years K-6

    • Sportspro Gymnastics Program – Years 3-6

    FROM THE PRINCIPAL

    Return to School Activities

    With updated health advice and recent changes to state and

    national restrictions, schools were informed late last week that

    we will be able to return to a range of school-based activities.

    These activities include:

    • The school band program is recommencing this

    week.

    • Choirs and dance groups.

    • PSSA will return in Term 3. The CHPSSA is currently

    drawing up plans on how this will look with the likely

    result being Summer PSSA sports continuing during

    the second half of the term depending on the

    availability of grounds.

    • Sportspro Gymnastics program will be delivered to all

    K-6 classes next term. We apologies for the late

    notice around payment as this activity was only just

    cleared to recommence.

    • Scripture and Ethics classes will be able to

    recommence in Term 3.

    There are a range of activities that are being reconsidered for

    Term 3 and may go ahead if further restrictions are lifted. The

    Stage 3 Camp to Canberra is one that we are keen to decide

    on soon. We will still put a hold on our fortnightly assemblies

    as we are currently restricted to a very short timeframe for

    gatherings like this.

    Parents are asked to continue to avoid being on the school

    grounds during this period.

    The CHPSSA has cancelled the Zone Athletics Carnival and

    as a result the school will not be running an Athletics Carnival

    this year due to the restrictions that are still in place.

    The National Consistent Collection Of Data

    The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school

    students with disability (NCCD) uses a model that draws on

    teachers' professional judgement and practices throughout the

    year supporting students with disability to access and

    participate in education. In our school, students are provided

    with Personalised Learning Plans- PLP’s and

    Accommodations in class and in the playground to support

    their learning and interaction needs.

    mailto:[email protected]://www.winstonhil-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/mailto:[email protected]

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    • Only students from the Support Unit can be

    dropped off at the Taxi Bay between 8:30-8:45am.

    Other students may be dropped off between

    8:45am-9:00am.

    We appreciate your cooperation and support in this very

    important matter, for the safety of our students and staff.

    Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

    Focus Area

    This fortnight’s PBL focus is about being safe. Students are

    reminded to keep their hands and feet to themselves, and

    respect the personal space of other students. Posters will be

    put up around the school to emphasise this fortnight’s focus.

    Wendy Kayello

    Deputy Principal

    FROM THE DEPUTY

    Gymnastics K-6

    With some restrictions easing from Term 3, the Department

    has allowed for external sport organisations such as

    Sportspro Gymnastics to run their programs at schools.

    Next term, the gymnastics program will be delivered to the

    whole school for classes K-6, including the support classes.

    Sportspro will run the gymnastics program which meets all

    the requirements of the Kindergarten to Year 6 PD/H/PE

    curriculum. It incorporates several of the content strands,

    contributing specifically to the development of students’

    muscular endurance, strength, power, flexibility, coordination,

    agility and balance. All lessons will be conducted in a fun,

    safe and ‘ability specific’ environment, while ensuring hygiene

    practices are met.

    Your child will receive a 40 minute session once a week

    throughout Term 3 on either Mondays, Tuesdays,

    Wednesdays and Fridays. Sport uniform is recommended on

    your child’s gymnastic day.

    MultiLit- Volunteers needed

    Due to the Covid-19 situation, the MultiLit program that has

    been run by parent/carer volunteers in the past has been put

    on hold.

    With parent attendance at schools under consideration from

    next term, we are hoping we could start the process by kindly

    asking for volunteers who would like to deliver the MultiLit

    program to some of our students. Many students at Winston

    Hills have benefited from this evidence-based phonics

    program in the past.

    Parent/Carer volunteers will be trained in the program by the

    school’s Learning and Support Teacher. MultiLit explicitly

    teaches all-important phonics and decoding skills, targeting

    students who are in need of extra support with their reading.

    The program is very prescriptive and simple to administer and

    provides an opportunity for community members and parents

    to make a significant difference to a number of our students.

    A note has been included with this newsletter for parents/

    caregivers and/or grandparents who may be interested in

    assisting the school with this valuable program.

    Taxi Bay Safety

    In order to provide a safe pick-up and drop-off zone for our

    students, parents are asked to take note of the following rules

    for using the Taxi bay area.

    • Taxi Bay is a ‘kiss-and-drop’ zone. Parents are

    asked to remain in their car while dropping off their

    children and promptly exiting the Taxi Bay area to

    avoid traffic congestion on Junction Rd.

    2021 Online Enrolments

    Now Available

    Go to Winston Hills Public School Website

    https://winstonhil-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/

    Select the Enrolments Tab Select Online Enrolment

    https://winstonhil-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/

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    ENETRTAINMENT BO OK

    XOXOXOX

    BAND NEWS

    BAND RESUMES THIS WEEK

    Hi all,

    As you were notified on Friday, all band rehearsals and

    tutorials have been given the go ahead to resume.

    We’re super excited to be back into it.

    A reminder that: Intermediate Band

    Rehearse on Monday mornings 7.45am – 8.45 am

    Performance Band

    Rehearse on Tuesday & Thursday mornings 7.45am-8.45am

    Training Band

    Rehearse Friday mornings 7.45am – 8.45am

    Please ensure your child arrives at rehearsal on time.

    A Note From your Conductor

    I never would have thought that in my career as a musician and educator, I’d be conducting band tuition and rehearsals online. However, thanks to our band pages on Google Classroom, this has become a reality! If you haven’t signed your child up for the page, I ask you do this as soon as you can you benefit from the information I’ll be uploading. I have to say, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the videos the students have been uploading of them playing specific pieces I’ve requested, and I’m impressed at how many have been continuing practising throughout this time of no face to face lessons or rehearsals. We have a very exciting goal for Intermediate Band and Performance Band to do a combined ‘virtual performance’ where all the students record themselves playing their individual band parts and the individual videos get stitched together to create a bigger video with all instrument parts covered! I would love all these videos back by the end of the week and maybe latest by next week. All the information is on the Classroom pages. We are very much looking forward to going back to face to face rehearsals and tuition THIS WEEK!! Stay safe and see you all soon,

    Miss Bellstedt

    Conductor

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    ENETRTAINMENT BO OK

    XOXOXOX

    IS

    ONLINE ONLY

    NO CASH ORDERS ACCEPTED

    Please use this link below to order

    https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Lo

    gin.aspx

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    The Gratitude Game

    Focusing on something we are grateful for can help us

    overcome challenges and difficulties in life. Play this

    simple game with your kids by rolling some dice and

    adding up the numbers to match the sum with the

    prompt below. Take turns sharing what you are

    thankful for.

    1 Name a person you are thankful for

    2 Name a place you are thankful for

    3 Name a thing you are thankful for

    4 Name a food you are thankful for

    5 Name a holiday you are thankful for

    6 Name a song you are thankful for

    7 Name a skill you are thankful for

    8 Name an animal you are thankful for

    9 Name a tradition you are thankful for

    10 Name a scent you are thankful for

    11 Name a game you are thankful for

    12 Name anything you are thankful for

    If you would like to contact me, please call the school

    office or email me at [email protected]

    Kylie Isherwood

    Chaplain

    FROM THE CHAPLAIN

    Facing Challenges

    Challenges can bring out the best or worst in a person.

    Some will give up and think it’s too hard, while others

    will love it and embrace the challenge.

    I know that I can watch my kids go through challenges

    and they’ll all react differently. One of them thinks he is

    dumb and stupid for not knowing everything and gives

    up, whereas my daughter is super organised and

    tackles challenges by writing on post-it-notes and

    sticking them all over her bedroom walls. Here are

    some little sayings you could remind your kids of when

    they are faced with difficulties…

    This is tough but so am I.

    I will do my best and it will be enough.

    This challenge will make me stronger.

    If I don’t know what to do, I can ask for

    help.

    When I get tired, I will take a rest.

    I need to take one step at a time and

    believe I can do it!

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    mailto:[email protected]

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