W3 T2 Newsletter 2015

Our Community: a culture of care, respect and enrichment.
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Website: http://www.berry-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/
Principal: Mr R Willetts
4th May 2015
What’s On This Week :
Tue 5 May
Boys Rugby League v’s Gerringong
P&C Meeting at Berry Hotel in Coach House
6:30pm – 2015 Fundraising Strategies
Wed 6 May
District X-Country CANCELLED DATE
moved to 15th May
Thur 7 May
Rod Wishart – Legends Final-Albion Park
Fri 8 May
Stewart House Envelopes to be returned
Stage 3 International Day 10am
Payments coming up BSB: 032 001 Account No: 11 69 25
Gymnastics if not already paid for term
KS, 1/2K, 3/4M, 3/4B,K/1S, KH, 3/4I & 4H
District Cross-Country
Dance for Term 2 (4/5H, 5/6Mc & 5/6S)
Money Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
Teacher Performance and Development
Berry Public School has made great enhancements to our school
based performance and development structures over recent
years, including a large increase in our investment in professional
This year the department has initiated a new framework for all
teachers in NSW. All Principals and NSW Teachers Federation
representatives are being trained this term. Mrs Snell and I will
be attending the mandatory training on Tuesday.
International Connection
This week our stage 3 students are receiving a visit from
international students as part of the Asian studies program we
are involved in with Bomaderry High School. We are always
excited to have these combined learning opportunities.
Student Facilities Upgrade Thanks to the Leadership of the
Student Representative Council (SRC)
I am pleased to inform parents that last term we coordinated a
meeting between the SRC and our Department Facilities
Manager. Since the meeting, at the request of students, some of
the annual funds for maintenance were redirected to refurbish
the student toilet areas. The work was completed over the
holidays with the block being repainted and minor works
completed. The feedback from the students has been very
This Sporting Life
Term 2 sports are
starting to feature
strongly as we get
into the full swing
of Primary School
Sports Association
competitions and
Best of luck to all of our students competing in the district Cross
Country Carnival (which has now been postponed due to the wet
weather to Friday 15th May).
We also wish our senior and junior rugby league teams all the
best in their matches this week; the senior boys take on
Gerringong in the PSSA knockout and then back up with the
junior boys in the finals of the Macgregor and Wishart Shield on
Our boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are also in training ready for
our first round matches.
AFL Development
Our stage 1 students
participated in a
wonderful gala day
focused on skill
development last
week. Apparently the
tackle bag drill was
most popular with
both boys and girls.
Thanks to the AFL development team and teachers for
coordinating a great day.
NAPLAN Next Week
A reminder to parents of students in Year 3 and Year 5 that the
NAPLAN tests are to be held next week.
Bob Willetts
Birthdays being celebrated this week are:
Caliskan Yates
Happy Birthday
to you all!
Messages From The Office
Student Emergency Contact Detail Cards
Some students have been sent out a 2nd card for student
Emergency Details. We ask that you check to see that we have
the correct information on our computers. Please amend any
details that require changing, sign and return to the school.
Gymnastic begins on Tuesday
Payment for gymnastics made on Tuesday will not guarantee the
student’s participation on that day. All payments need to be
made on the day prior to the event.
Berry Public School – Welcome Everyone
Our Community: a culture of care, respect and enrichment.
2016 Kindergarten Enrolments
It may seem early but we are starting to accept Kindergarten
Enrolments for 2016. If you know of any students that are
interested in enrolling at our school next year, please inform
their parents of the website and information below.
To find out about enrolling into school, please go to:
On the right hand side you will see:
Application to enrol in a NSW Public School (English PDF 244kb)
Click on this and the enrolment form will be displayed for you to
Please be aware that with the application form the school will
require a copy of:
• the birth certificate
• immunisation certificate
proof of address (paperwork that relates to the
• court orders
Some of these items we understand are not readily available,
therefore the application to enrol can be handed in now and any
related documents before the end of November is acceptable.
Thu 21 May
Mon 25 May
Fri 29 May
Jump Rope Launch
Skipping Team Display 1pm
Regional Cross Country Carnival
Transition Day – Debating & Public Speaking
ICAS Science
Public Holiday
P & C Meeting
Shoalhaven RL – All Schools
ICAS Writing
ICAS Spelling
Musica Viva
Reports Go Home
Jump Rope Day
Public Speaking Finals
Stage 2 Bike Ed
Athletics Carnival
Stage 2 Science Centre Excursion
Last day of Term 2 – Happy Holidays!
Students return for Term 3
Wed 3 June
Mon 8 June
Tue 9 June
Thu 11 June
Fri 12 June
Mon 15 June
Tue 16 June
Wed 17 June
Thu 18 June
Fri 19 June
Wed 24 June
Thu 25 June
Fri 26 June
Tue 14 June
Annual School Report
The annual school report is available on the school website.
Please take some time to read this document as it gives some
fantastic analytical data and also gives a snap shot of what we
have achieved and accomplished in 2014.
Stewart House Envelopes
Just a reminder that the Stewart House Envelopes need to be in
this Friday 8th May.
Every year 1,800 public school children attend a safe haven next
to Curl Curl beach at no cost to their parents or carers. Children
participate in educational programs and excursions designed to
develop their social and emotional skills, build self-esteem and
improve their overall well-being. In making a donation you are
helping to make a difference.
Canteen Roster for the current week
5th May
6th May
Ali Lidbetter
Isabel Hoffman
7th May
Sassy El-Husseini
Stacey Hinkley
8th May
Mimi Fahey
Nikki Sawkins
Wade Wardle
Felicity Percival
Notes sent home last week & today: Student Emergency
Tuesday Heather
Contact Cards, Year Overviews for Term 2,
Nuala Higgins
Upcoming dates for 2015
Mon 11 May
Tue 12 May
Wed 13 May
Thu 14 May
Fri 15 May
Sun 17 May
Tue 19 May
Wed 20 May
Boys & Girls Soccer v’s Gerringong
District X-Country (Note New Date)
Grip Leadership – Captains
Stage 3 Choir – Wollongong Entertainment C.
ICAS – Digital Tech
Canteen’s Nacho Day
Probiotic Gut Health talk
Date: Thursday, 7th May, 2015
Time: 7.30pm
Guest Speaker: John Ellerman Bsc MASM
Venue: Graham Park, Schofields Lane,
Berry Community Church, Berry
Sonya Beisler
0414 249828 4464 3775
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