. Term 4 2014 4-10 Nov 5 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 12 Nov 26 Nov 1-2 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 12 Dec 17 Dec Term 1 2015 Book Fair Kindergarten Orientation OC Orientation P&C Social Night Kindergarten Orientation P&C Meeting 7pm - Staffroom Yr 6 Production Coffee, Cake and Chat Carols Night 3-6 Presentation Day K-2 Presentation Day Yr 6 Farewell Picnic Day/ Last Day Term 4 27 January 28 January 29 January 2 February 23 February 25-27 February 18-20 March Staff Development Day – no students Yrs 1- 6 return to school Yr 5 OC classes begin Kindergarten begins School Swimming Twilight Carnival Yr 5 Great Aussie Bush Camp Yr 6 Canberra Excursion Library Resources funded through Voluntary Contributions 1910 -2010 CENTENARY McMillan Road, Artarmon, NSW 2064 Ph 9411 1950 / 9411 1996 (McMillan Rd) 9411 1062 (Abbott Rd) Fax 9415 1243 Email: [email protected] Website www.artarmon-p.schools.nsw.edu.au Kids Cottage 9777 1082 0419 604440 Fax 9419 4487 5 November 2014 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE LAST CHANCE ! SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER: SCHOOL SOCIAL NIGHT Don't forget... The school social event of the year is on in the school hall !! This year's theme is "Countdown" and the night will be full of dancing, prizes and pop rock! So get your tables of 12 together tickets are limited and close on 6 November. SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS Intention to apply notes have gone out to Yr 5 families and the website is open for applications. I would like to remind families of the following changes : • ALL applications must be made online • Late applications WILL NOT be accepted • Only three choices of schools can be made • Family placement claims are not considered • Information booklets are available but they are NOT applications. Application website closes on 17 November ( no late applications will be accepted) SCHOOL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION On Monday 3 November the finals of the school Public Speaking Competiton were held. The standard seems to get higher each year and it was obvious the time anf thought that each student put into their speeches. Congratulations to all who competed. The winners were: Kindergarten – Harrison Wall KGL Yr 1 & 2 – Felix Lin 2NH Yr 3 & 4 – Adrian Widjaja 4LK Yr 5 & 6 – Keegan Pinto 6NK A big thank you to Mrs Chosid and Ms Sawyer for their organisation of this competition. SOLVING PLAYGROUND ISSUES Ii is quite common for children to have disagreements in the playground. Part of their development involves them learning how to resolve their own issues and often what seems like a big problem one day can be quickly forgotten the next day. All teachers ask students to speak to them immediately if they are concerned about anything happening to them and then the teacher will investigate and resolve the issues. Parents are not to approach other parents in the playground to intervene on their childs behalf. The school will manage the conversations because often you will not have all the information. Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any concerns. L Green Principal Green Tip DID YOU KNOW… • by recycling 1 plastic bottle, students can save enough energy to power their computer for 25 minutes. • glass can be recycled over and over again. Today approximately 25% of your new glass jars and bottles are made from recycled materials. If you put your glass in landfill, it can take 1 million years to break down. • Strings News • • Application for the Strings Program 2015 has now closed, for all application forms which are received onwards will be put on our waiting list. Try-out confirmation will be sent out to you shortly. • • **For current hirers only ** ( Not for new applicants ) • All the hired Strings instruments will be recalled on 11 & 12 Dec and reissue on 16 Dec. • All the instruments have to be returned and checked with the parent on that day, please mark in your diary • Instruments to be reissued and collected on 16/12 only if full payment of hire fee is received or proof of bank transaction is showed. All further detail will be sent out by the end of Nov. • • • Important dates in your diary 4 Nov (Tues) Annual General Meeting for the Strings program will be held at 6:30pm at school staff room. This is the time when the committee discusses how all our 3 ensembles went over the year, when decisions are made for the program next year and committee members are elected. It’s your chance to find out what happens behind the scenes and make a contribution if you want to! 5 Nov (Wed) Senior String performs on the Kindy Orientation Day 9:30 am. All SS students should wear their full summer uniform. 7 Nov (Fri) Senior String performs on the OC Orientation Day. All SS students should wear full summer uniform. 20 Nov (Thu) 8:45-10:00 am Strings Try-out at the small bandroom. 5 Dec (Fri) Carols Night • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Rehearsal time and Supervision roster Junior Strings – Thursday 7:50 – 8:50am in the Hall 6 Nov Family of Maximus Cai 13 Nov Family of Antony Chen Training Strings – Tuesday 12:55- 1:40pm in the bandroom 11 Nov Family of Michelle Tao 18 Nov TBC Senior Strings – Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm in the bandroom 11 Nov Family of Jason Lui 18 Nov Family of Joshua Lee Senior Strings co-ordinator : Erica Clancy [email protected] Junior Strings co-ordinator: Training Strings co-ordinator : Mary McCarthy [email protected] Instrument hire co-ordinators : Atsuko Porman [email protected] Anney Cheung [email protected] Please let us know if you have changed your correspondent contact. • For enquiries: Edith Lau Convenor [email protected] BAND NEWS 2014 Dates for your Diary • Senior Concert Band – 23 November 2014 in the afternoon at NYSW Concert at the Conservatorium of Music – further details to be provided • Carol’s night – 5 December 2014 Audition Schedule Auditions for the bands for 2015 have been scheduled as per the dates below. To manage these auditions, we need many parent volunteers. Please contact Rachel Yao (Band Convenor - [email protected]) if you are able to help. • Training Band and Beginner Bands – 1 December & 2 December – We will need 3 parent volunteers for about 2.5 hours on each day to help with the students and instruments. • All other Bands – continuing band students - 8 December & 9 December – We will need at least 1 parent volunteer to help with the students. Further information on these auditions will be provided to the continuing band students closer to the date. • OC Students – 5 December Return of Instruments Band students will need to return their instruments and music at the Band Rehearsals on 11 December and 12 December. We will need 2 parent volunteers at each rehearsal to mark off the instruments as they are returned and to help file the music. Students are able to keep their instruments over the holidays and can pick up the instruments on 15 December and 16 December. We will need one volunteer from each band to help handing out the instruments on these days. Please contact [email protected] if you can help. 2015 Band Volunteers Needed! Many of the Year 6 parents and band committee members will be leaving their roles at the end of the year and the Band Committee needs more volunteers for 2015. Please consider being a volunteer in the school band – it is good experience to be involved and see all the bands work and grow together! The following positions need volunteers for 2015: 1. Convenor = co-convenor with Rachel for first half of 2015 2. Secretary 3. Instrument Co-ordinator 4. Music Co-ordinator 5. Competition Co-ordinator 6. Band Newsletter Co-ordinator If you are interested in one of the positions for 2015 or have any questions, please write to the band email address - [email protected] The existing committee members will provide support and help with the handover of these roles. Band Rehearsal / Supervision Below are the Band rehearsal times and supervision schedule. Please ensure you sign the supervision book in the Band room as this is a requirement for our insurance. Term 4 Thurs 6 Nov Junior Band - 7.50am – Shelley & Ben Richards Concert Band - 12.50pm – Laura Li & Bob Shen Senior Band – 2pm – Vivian Ye Zhang Jazz Band 1 – 12.50pm - Cathi Firth Fri 7 Nov Training Band – 7.50 am - Akemi & Takeo Nakajima Mon 10 Nov Tues 11 Nov Wed 12 Nov Junior Band - 12.50 – Linda & Chris Sang Senior Band - 7.50am – Madhu Narayanan Concert Band -7:50am – Leesa Torrington Change of Contact Details It is really important if your contact details change, such as your email address, that you let us know, either through your band coordinator or the band convenor. We use email to communicate important information about upcoming events. Contacts: Band queries: Rachel Yao (Band Convenor): [email protected] Tutor Co-ordinator: Suse Mitchell - email: [email protected] Instrument Co-ordinator: Aemy Khor - email: [email protected] Canteen News Canteen Ph: 9411 1425 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/ArtarmonSchoolCanteen CANTEEN USERS – Your canteen is operated by volunteers! We have a long list of vacancies for volunteers in the canteen for Term 4. If you haven't volunteered before, we'd love to see you in the canteen and our canteen manager will happily show you what to do. If you have any special requests just let her know (eg. you do not have to handle meat). The children love to see their mum, dad or grandparent at school! CONTACT DETAILS ABOVE! Day Current Vacancies Monday 10 Nov (2), 17 Nov (4), 24 Nov (3), 1 Dec (4), 8 Dec (3), 15 Dec (4) Tuesday 25 Nov (2), 2 Dec (2), 16 Dec Wednesday Thursday Friday 19 Nov (2), 26 Nov (2), 3 Dec (2), 10 Dec (2), 17 Dec (3) 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov (1+P), 27 Nov (1+P), 4 Dec (1+P), 11 Dec (3) 21 Nov (2+P), 5 Dec (2+P), 12 Dec (1+P) *NOTE “P” means Packer. On Thursdays and Fridays we often need help for a short time packing lunches. If you can’t do a whole shift (9.30 - 1.40) pm perhaps you could help from 12pm for 45 minutes? Want to live longer?? Volunteer!! If you have volunteered you know it feels good. However, there is even better news and even more reason to bolster the flagging ranks of the volunteer sector. Volunteer and you'll live longer. Academic research supports that view. Professor George Vaillant followed Harvard graduates for 40 years, and found altruism to be one the major qualities enabling graduates to cope with the stresses of life. His longitudinal study of 2,700 American males who volunteered their services to community organisations was found to have much better longevity than those who didn't volunteer. They were 2.5 times less likely to die from any cause as compared to the control group. Helping others also seems to result in a boosted immune system, fewer colds and headaches and better sleeping habits. If living longer doesn't stir you to action then consider this. Ebony Frost, Alumni Volunteer Networks Manager at London Business School, advises that volunteering is a good career move. "More and more, employers…are looking to community service to be the distinguishing factor among applicants. Putting your volunteering experience on your resume shows commitment, experience in the field and a willingness to go the extra mile in order to finish a job. "Volunteering is fast becoming an essential part of a stand-out resume. Employers are looking for evidence of commitment, loyalty and a strong desire to contribute to the success of society, all of which volunteering demonstrates. It also aids personal growth and the development of transferable skills," Ms Frost advised. So the experts agree – volunteering is good for your longevity, your health and your career. It is also good for your community. We know time is precious, but if you can afford it, you can help yourself as much others – and that is good for everyone. Author: Brian O'Heir © VolunteerTeam 2010 Kindergarten Public Speaking Winners Yr 1 & 2 Public Speaking Winners Yr 3 & 4 Public Speaking Winners Yr 5 & 6 Public Speaking Winners Merit Badges KCB KWW KJC KGL KJD KKW KLM 1KS 1LW 1EC 1BK 1DG 1SG 2CK 2CC 2MC 2NH 2JC 2DS 3BB 3LZ 3MM 3SK 3SW 4EM 4GS 4LK 4MR 5AS 5KA 5MN 5MS 5NR 5/6AB 6BY 6CA 6KH 6NK Maddie Fletcher Stanley Tarling Antony Foufas Aradhana Rao Sander Ellis Ivan Lai Alisa Jaijong Matthew Wang Chloe Leung Lily Ikawa Luke Yang Anirudh Chawla Claudia Fischl Syed Haider Shion Endo Jenny Fung Elyn Ip Pragati Gupta Fergus Fung Emily Lovll Emi Takeda Anya Sharma Lily Vant Erve Simon Magner Corben Meany Oscar Feeney Oscar Chen You Can Do It Awards Arda Gullu Alisha Ly David Herath Amelia Bennett Damien Sugandhi Lily Gibbon Ashley Jee Vicki Liu Max Lynn Karsten Muller Samriddhi Bhandari Jiah Shydu Teagan Wong Frederick Richards Kimberley Samuel Hugh Gordon Oliver Herath Raya Fattahi Moein Bronte Appleyard Jessica Gill Brooke Francis Scarlett Johns Sophia Li Saloni Jaiswal Chan-Yang Park Jenna Kim Justin Qiao, Nathan Chan Hamza Gillani Angelina Kisahwan Kai Wen Hu Jack Mitchell Noah Chin Portia Simon Jasmine Lee Kai Fung Ong James Teng Samuel Price Jack Mitchell Harrison Fulton Kang Guo Jihhad Farache Felix Qian Elliana Zhang WINNING HOUSE LAWSON http://www.trybooking.com/FYMJ It’s a COUNTDOWN Party…… Silent and Live Auction Catalogue If you’d like to get in early or you simply can’t make the Countdown Party and don’t want to miss out on the fun, take a look at the items on the following pages that will be on offer… To get involved email [email protected] with your bid/s. For your bid to be valid you must include: 1. Your name & Contact phone number 2. Lot number 3. Lot name 4. Bid value 5. Name & class of your eldest child at Artarmon Public School 6. Advise a screen name, if you would prefer for your bid to be anonymous All bids will be cleared at the end of the week. This catalogue will then be reposted on the P&C website (www.artarmonpandc.org.au ) with top bids after one week so you know if you’re in a winning position. You will then have the opportunity to bid again in the following week if you have been outbid. All online bidding will be closed from 12 midnight Thursday 6th November 2014 and will reopen as silent or live bidding at the Countdown Party on Saturday 8th November 2014. All lots, or voucher equivalent, will be available for pick up on the night of the auction. If you are not in attendance you will be notified by email or SMS and goods can be picked up on Sunday 9th November in Artarmon. Items 1 – 3 and 21 – 24 (Green rows) will be auctioned live on the night. Get your bid in before the night and if yours is the highest, it becomes the reserve on the night and if you’re not beaten, it's yours! The remainder of items (Yellow rows) will be up for silent auction on the night…your bid can be the starting reserve, and if it endures the night, it's yours! The silent auction will include a small number of additional items, included only on the night. Payment via Cheque, Cash or Credit Card accepted, at or prior to collection of goods. Lot Lot Name. Details No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Look Out Summer Acknowledgements This package sets you up for a healthy and fit journey through summer. Firstly fit yourself out with a $350 Rebel Voucher, then PlusFitness Artarmon, Rebel get fit with a 6 month Fitness Plus Artarmon gym membership (includes 24/7 access, unlimited virtual classes and regular and Ella Bache Artarmon personal trainer sessions), and while you're getting fit treat yourself to a Triple Expresso Facial Treatment and 30min relaxing massage courtesy of Ella Bache Artarmon. Value: more than $1000. Star Capital Get together 4 or 5 friends and join Gladys Berejiklian MP, Member for Willoughby, for a $500 dinner generously donated by Dinner with Star Capital Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood along with 3 bottles of wine donated by Dads of Artarmon Primary School to enjoy Gladys B at dinner. Value: more than $600 Star Capital Seafood Restaurant Chatswood, Gladys Berijiklian Calling all A 2003 Wallabies World Cup Jersey signed by the entire team, framed (ex. Certificate of authenticity). Comes with Gilbert Official Wallabies Fans Autograph Rugby ball with printed signatures of the current crop of Wallabies. RESERVE: $560. Donated by the Gibbon Family Make Life Easy The ideas, the recipes and all the fresh ingredients delivered to your door on a Sunday of your choosing, ready for 5 family meals throughout the week. Get a taste of what this might be like on a regular basis (www.myfoodbag.com.au). Value: $200 Cake by Clare A birthday or event cake made fresh and to order by Clare Gill. Be a superstar parent in the eyes of your child when they see the awesome cake you have for their birthday. Value: $250 Donated by Clare Gill Gorgeous Earrings Treat yourself or your loved one to a gorgeous treat.. ..Donated by the Danish Jewellery Company Julie Sandlau (www.juliesandlau.com/en), this pair of 22 carat gold plated sterling silver earrings are handset with cubic zirconia. Value: more than $300. Julie Sandlau Australia You will not be disappointed by the top quality meat donated straight from Rangers Valley in northern NSW, a supplier to some Food Connoisseur's of the best restaurants in Australia and overseas. This 6kg 400 days grain-fed Wagyu Striploin (Sirloin) will come cryovac packed Listen Up – perfect for roasting as a whole or in half cuts, or as steaks cut to your desired thickness. Value: $390 MyFoodBag Rangers Valley Page 2 of 4 Lot Lot Name: Details No. Acknowledgements 8 Celebrating 50 Years Of Albert Productions, Good Times is a deluxe 5CD "book" box set covering the history of Alberts. Over 102 tracks, the Good Times: five discs cover the range and legacy of the label. The set begins with "Shakin' All Over," which contains mainly early Alberts music; disc 2's listen up "Let There Be Rock" is a collection of rock tracks; disc 3 "Ain't It Nice" focuses on more pop oriented cuts; #4's "Open That Door" looks at Muso's out some of the more diverse, non-album or seldom released tracks; whilst the final disc, "My Kind Of Music," is replete with live recordings there (except for a studio cut of Easybeats' "She's So Fine"). Value: more than $40 Donated by the Dowling Family 9 You and your kids will love this gorgeous set of picture books. Included are "Wendy" and "Herman & Rosie", illustrated and written by Gus Beautiful Gordon, and "I am cow, hear me Moo" and "Big Pet Day" both illustrated by Gus Gordon. The 1 paperback and 3 hardcover books, all come Books by Gus signed by Gus. Value: more than $100 Donated by the Gordon Family 10 Capturing the Aran Anderson has kindly donated a professional family portrait photography session and a matted 14"x10" portrait print…see his work at www.arananderson.com.au it speaks for itself. Value: $400 Kids I Aran Anderson Photography 11 Capturing the Aran Anderson has kindly donated a second professional family portrait photography session with a matted 10"x7" portrait print …see his work at www.arananderson.com.au , it speaks for itself. Value: $260 Kids II Aran Anderson Photography Two tickets to see a performance of “Amadeus: Classic Mozart and Bach” by the Willoughby Symphony at The Concourse, Chatswood. Amadeus in our Includes superb young Australian violin sensations Phoebe Gardner and Harry Ward who will deliver a shimmering performance of Bach’s Midst splendid Concerto for Two Violins. Value: $90 The Concourse, Chatswood 12 13 Go the Willoughby Wildcats 14 For the Holidays 15 This package includes Wildcats Auskick membership Wildcats shorts, socks + cap, jumper on loan for the season and a NAB AFL footy pack including a ball…and a season of well organised, safe and fun winter sport for your kids to play with their mates. Value: more than $180 Willoughby Wildcats Tickets for a Family of 4 to the Taronga Zoo, Sydney or Western Plains. Get ready for the summer holidays now. Value: $130 Coca Cola Amatil and Taronga Zoo Looking the 1 pair of ladies Leona Edmiston Fashion Sunglasses, perfect for looking gorgeous this summer. Sunglasses come with two $50 vouchers to Eyes On Lane Cove. Value: $350 Goods Eyes on Lane Cove Page 3 of 4 Lot Lot Name Details No. Acknowledgeme nts 16 Great meat, Waty and Stephen of the Artarmon Family Butcher have kindly donated supplies for your next BBQ or dinner party, or just to stock up on great Great Service I quality meat with local service. Valued at $100, but remember Waty is always really generous when putting together meat trays…. Artarmon Family Butcher Hampden Rd, Artarmon 17 Great meat, Waty and Stephen of Artarmon Family Butcher have kindly donated a second opportunity for your next BBQ or dinner party, or just to stock up Great Service II on great quality meat with local service. Valued at $100, but remember Waty is always really generous when putting together meat trays…. Artarmon Family Butcher Hampden Rd, Artarmon A hassle free Not possible you think? Catering for Kids brings to life the magic of your child’s special day through fun-themed party food. Catering For Kids birthday party? have donated a $250 voucher to provide fantastic kids party food for your next party. Take a look at www.cateringforkids.com.au to see the gorgeous offerings. Catering For Kids 18 19 Reading with the Kindle WiFi Paperwhite Next Gen: Includes WiFi capability, All-New Paperwhite display, high resolution, high contrast and the Next-Gen Built in times Light. Value: $160 20 A night at the Two A reserve tickets to an opera of your choice at the Sydney Opera House during 2015. The performance season is available at opera.org.au, and booking will be subject to availability. (cannot be used for Opera on Sydney Harbour or Anything Goes). Value: $530. Opera Donated by the Holmes Family Opera Australia and Rebecca Cuschieri 21 Hall naming Put your family’s name up in lights….on a plaque with the annual naming rights for the School Hall. Donations for the Hall naming are tax deductible via the School's Building Fund. APS 22 Infants COLA Naming Put your family’s name up in lights….on a plaque with the annual naming rights for the Infants COLA. Donations for the Infants COLA naming are tax deductible via the School's Building Fund. APS 23 Primary COLA Put your family’s name up in lights….on a plaque with the annual naming rights for the Primary COLA. Donations for the Primary COLA naming Naming are tax deductible via the School's Building Fund. 24 Principal for the Bid for the chance for your child to join Mrs Green, as Principal for the Day. Donations are tax deductible via the School's Building Fund. Day APS Mrs Louise Green Page 4 of 4 Approaching Your School A parent and community guide for seeking information and expressing concerns From time to time parents or other members of the school community may need to approach the school in order to: Discuss the progress or welfare of own child Express concern about actions of other students Enquire about school policy or practice It is therefore necessary to have procedures that will help solve problems as soon as possible so that a safe and harmonious school environment is maintained. The best results usually flow from working together. These guidelines aim to: provide a guide in order that concerns are dealt with in an open and fair manner. ensure that the rights of students, teachers and parents are respected and upheld. support sensitivity and confidentiality. help reach an agreed solution On occasion, concerns may cause frustration and anxiety. At such times it is always important to organise a time to talk with school staff in an unhurried and confidential atmosphere. Trying to talk to teachers when they are trying to teach, manage children or engaged in another conversation is inappropriate. Teachers, parents and community working together for successful schooling CONCERN The academic progress of own child APPROPRIATE ACTION * Directly contact the child’s teacher either by note, by phone or in person to arrange a suitable time to discuss any issues. The welfare of own * For minor issues directly contact child your child’s teacher to clarify information. * For more serious concerns, contact office. State nature of concern and arrange a suitable time to talk with class teacher or appropriate staff member. * To convey information about change of address, telephone number, emergency contact, custody details, health issues etc. Please contact the office. Actions of other * Contact the class teacher for a students classroom problem. * Contact the stage supervisor or principal for playground problems. AT NO TIME SHOULD A PARENT APPROACH ANOTHER CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR CHILD TO ADDRESS AN ISSUE AT SCHOOL. School policy or * Contact office. State nature of practice concern and make an appointment to see the principal and/or appropriate member of staff.
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