Newtown Public School

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Upcoming events

Sunday

18

May

NAPLAN 2021

Date

16-21 May

Time

All day

Location
Newtown Public School

NAPLAN: WHAT IS IT? The National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment test in reading, writing, language conventions. (spelling, grammar, and punctuation) and numeracy. WHO TAKES THE EXAM? Students in Years 3 and 5 in Primary and Years 7 and 9 in High School from all government and non-government schools participate in this assessment. WHY DO STUDENTS TAKE THE NAPLAN ASSESSMENT? NAPLAN measures the literacy and numeracy skills of your child at the time of the assessment. The results of these assessments will provide important information to our school about each student’s achievement and will provide valuable data that will be used to supplement our internal assessments and support teaching and learning programs. Parents / carers will receive a report indicating your child’s level of achievement, comparable to the rest of their cohort, and the state. HOW DO STUDENTS TAKE THE ASSESSMENTS? Students will sit the same test, at the same time over three days and will complete NAPLAN Online in groups across a period of ten days. Year 3 students will complete the Writing assessment on paper. NAPLAN ONLINE: is a tailored assessment that adapts to the student’s responses, presenting students with questions that may be difficult. This provides a better assessment and more precise results which gives a lot more insight into students’ achievements. HOW CAN WE SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN? The best way to support your child through NAPLAN is to encourage them to do the best they can on the day, plan for early nights, a steady start to the morning with a good breakfast. This is key to students coming to school with balanced mind frame for positive participation in this annual assessment program. All students will be well supported to do their best by staff at school. WHEN: Commences Tuesday 11th May and will conclude in Week 5. WHAT TO BRING: All students must bring a set of headphones (not Bluetooth) by Monday 10th May, if they haven’t already. The headphones will remain at school for the duration of the assessments. Parents / carers of Year 3 and Year 5 students with any questions are to contact: Year 3 queries - Alexandra Mumford alexandra.mumford1@det.nsw.edu.au Year 5 queries - Michael Fitzsimmons michael.fitzsimmons5@det.nsw.edu.au

Sunday

18

May

General Consent Form - 2021

Date

16-21 May

Time

All day

Location
Newtown Public School

GENERAL CONCENT FORM 2021 Dear Families of Newtown PS, Thank you to those who have already returned their child’s General Consent Form. If you have not yet returned you child's General Consent Form for 2021, please do so as a priority. Please assist us to support your child's learning by returning this annual permission form tomorrow. Children without permissions will not be able to participate in local walking trips with their class and other aspects of learning may be impacted due to lack of permission from parents. Please ensure you follow the instructions and initial each section to indicate your understanding of the permission you are giving in each instance before signing off at the bottom of the form. A PDF is linked to this page if you need to download a copy to complete. Thank you for your co-operation in supporting our school processes in support of every child's learning experience.

Tuesday

18

May

P&C May Meeting 2021

Date

18 May

Time

6:15-7:30 PM

Location
NPS School Library

Your P&C is the voice of our parents and carers. Come along to the next meeting, hear reports from the Principal, P&C Executive and Newtown Kids Cottage - join the conversation! If you would like to attend the meeting in person at the School Library, please RSVP the P&C Secretary at: secretary@newtownpandc.org Alternatively, you can join the meeting online via Zoom.A link will be made available closer to the meeting date. MEMBERSHIP: Make your voice count by being a voting member of our P&C. Contact our Secretary at: secretary@newtownpandc.org DETAILS Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm Date: Tuesday 18th May (Week 5, Term 2) Location: School Library For: All parents, carers and community members are welcome!

Friday

28

May

STAGE 2 EXCURSION: KAMAY BAY (GROUP A)

Date

28 May

Time

8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Kamay Bay, Kurnell

STAGE 2 HISTORY ‘FIRST CONTACTS’ EXCURSION: KAMAY BOTANY BAY ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION CENTRE – GROUP A DATE: Friday 28th May (8:30-3:00pm) TIME: Students MUST ARRIVE BY 8:30am for a prompt departure TRAVEL: Chartered bus supervised by teachers VENUE: Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Centre, Kurnell COST: $32 (workshop and coach travel) Students will explore the original landing site where James Cook landed in 1770 at Kurnell. They will consider the traditional use of the land by the Aboriginal people and the meeting of two cultures in 1770. Students will visit the new sculptures and monuments located within the National Park and become botanical artists sketching plants just as the artist Sydney Parkinson did in 1770. Students will record their observations. Students will enjoy a picnic lunch, so please ensure your child comes to school with a packed lunch/ recess, water bottle and a hat. Please apply sunscreen before leaving home. Full school uniform including hat and closed shoes to be worn. Insect repellent has also been recommended. Information: Students need to bring / wear: Packed lunch / recess Water bottle Full school uniform including closed shoes and broad-brimmed school hat. Please apply sunscreen before leaving home Insect repellent has also been recommended PERMISSION NOTES AND PAYMENT ARE DUE BY MONDAY 24TH MAY 2021.

Tuesday

01

June

STAGE 2 EXCURSION: KAMAY BAY (GROUP B)

Date

01 June

Time

8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Kamay Bay, Kurnell

STAGE 2 HISTORY ‘FIRST CONTACTS’ EXCURSION: KAMAY BOTANY BAY ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION CENTRE – GROUP B DATE: Tuesday 1st June (8:30-3:00pm) TIME: Students MUST ARRIVE BY 8:30am for a prompt departure TRAVEL: Chartered bus supervised by teachers VENUE: Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Centre, Kurnell COST: $32 (workshop and coach travel) Students will explore the original landing site where James Cook landed in 1770 at Kurnell. They will consider the traditional use of the land by the Aboriginal people and the meeting of two cultures in 1770. Students will visit the new sculptures and monuments located within the National Park and become botanical artists sketching plants just as the artist Sydney Parkinson did in 1770. Students will record their observations. Students will enjoy a picnic lunch, so please ensure your child comes to school with a packed lunch/ recess, water bottle and a hat. Please apply sunscreen before leaving home. Full school uniform including hat and closed shoes to be worn. Insect repellent has also been recommended. Information: Students need to bring / wear: Packed lunch / recess Water bottle Full school uniform including closed shoes and broad-brimmed school hat. Please apply sunscreen before leaving home Insect repellent has also been recommended PERMISSION NOTES AND PAYMENT ARE DUE BY MONDAY 24TH MAY 2021

Tuesday

01

June

Second Hand Uniform Shop - Week 7

Date

01-04 June

Time

All day

Location
Online

NPS P&C holds an Online Second Hand Uniform Shop (SHUS) every week 3 and 7 each term. For sale are good quality Second Hand Newtown Public School Uniforms. Orders can be placed here and will take approximately one week to process. Orders are distributed to the students via the office. No returns will be accepted for change of mind. Donations of PICKLES ONLY LABELLED UNIFORMS are also gratefully received. For more information please go to the SHUS webpage on this website. The SHUS is run by volunteers and all money raised goes to improving educational resources for our students.