Heights Happenings

Winston Heights PS - Term 2, Week 8 2022

Principal's Message

Semester 1 Reports

Our teachers are currently working on Semester 1 Reports which will be distributed Thursday 29 June, 2022. Parents/carers then have the opportunity to read over the report prior to parent/teacher conferences which will be held early in Term 3. Conferences provide a valuable platform to share learning goals for your child in partnership with their teacher. In the coming weeks information regarding conferences will be made available to you. I encourage you to book a conference with your child’s teacher, as home and school partnerships are valued and welcomed.

Nyumbar Aboriginal Education Incursion

This week students at WHPS have been learning more about Aboriginal culture through the teachings and activities offered by Nyumbar. All students (K-6) attended a special ‘Sweeping Ceremony’ on Tuesday morning. This was followed by classes attending a lesson to learn about artefacts, languages, way of life, histories and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Under the guidance of Dez and Isaac from Nyumbar, all students participated in the development of a whole school Aboriginal artwork. These experiences have supported students to recognise the unique and significant place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia – in the past, in the present, and into the future.


Thank you to Mrs Wright for organising a fabulous learning experience for students. Congratulations to our students for displaying our PBL expectations and taking hold of the information presented.

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Winter Uniforms and Lost Property

With the weather becoming colder, I would like to encourage all families to stock up on school winter uniform items, including jackets. At Winston Heights PS we hold high expectations with uniform standards, and I thank the community in advance for their support.


It is very important to label any items of the school uniform with your child’s name. Our lost property is currently very full, mostly with student jackets, many of which are not labelled. If your child is missing an item of clothing, please encourage them to check the lost property, located in the school office.

Attendance

Schools across NSW are experiencing larger amounts of absences due to COVID and the flu and Winston Heights is certainly no exemption to this. We thank our community for keeping their children home when they are showing symptoms of cold and flu or COVID. Please remember:

  1. If your child is confirmed as being positive to COVID, you must notify the school
  2. Any child experiencing cold or flu symptoms should be kept at home.
  3. A medical certificate is required for any absence of 3 or more days
  4. If your child is showing cold or flu symptoms at school, parents will be contacted to pick your child up from school.
Thank you or your continued support with keeping our school community safe.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Our Kindergarten students recently had an exciting afternoon participating in the Teddy Bears Picnic. Thanks to our Year 6 buddies for organising a fun time on the oval, where students and their teddy bears participated in a range of physical activities. The festivities continued after the games and included a picnic lunch in the Community Corner for Year 6 and Kindergarten. Congratulations to the ES1 teachers and Year 6 buddies for providing this experience for our Kindergarten students, it is one which will certainly be remembered for many years to come.



Vanessa Rogers

Relieving Principal

What's happening in Kindergarten

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Diary Dates

TERM DATES 2022


Term 2 - Wednesday 27th April to Friday 1st July 2022

Term 3 - Tuesday 19th July to Friday 23rd September 2022

Term 4 - Monday 10th October to Monday 19th December 2022


Please note the following diary dates may be subject to change.

Further information will be sent home closer to the event being held.

Term 2 - 2022

June 2022

Tues 21st - Stage 3 Politician assignment

Thurs 23rd - P&C Meet & Greet Breakfast at 7.30am

Thurs 23rd - Assembly K-2

Fri 24th - PSSA Round 6

Mon 27th - School Clean Up Day

Tues 28th - HPAF Combined Choir Rehearsal 1 at Crestwood PS

Thurs 30th - Assembly 3-6


July 2022

Fri 1st - Multisport Dance

Fri 1st - PSSA Round 7

Fri 1st - Last Day of Term

Term 3 - 2022

July 2022

Mon 18th - Staff Development Day

Tues 19th - Students Return for Term 3

Tues 19th - 3-6 Got Game Fundamental PE Program (weekly for Term 3)

Thu 21st - Assembly K-2

Fri 22nd - K-2 Got Game Fundamental (weekly for Term 3)

Mon 25th to Fri 29th - Parent Teacher face-to-face discussions

Tues 26th - Athletics Carnival & P&C run BBQ

Thurs 28th - Billy G's delivery due

Thu 28th - Assembly 3-6

Fri 29th - K-2 Athletics Fun Day

Fri 29th - PSSA Round 8


August 2022

Mon 1st to Fri 5th - Education Week

Wed 3rd - Open Day

Thurs 4th - School Band at Ryde Eisteddfod

Thu 4th - Assembly K-2

Fri 5th - PSSA Round 9

Thu 11th - Assembly 3-6

Fri 12th - PSSA Round 10

Mon 15th to Wed 17th - Stage 3 Canberra Camp

Thu 18th - Assembly K-2

Fri 19th - PSSA Semi Finals

Thu 25th - Assembly 3-6

Fri 26th - PSSA Finals

Mon 29th - Hills Performing Arts Festival

Tues 30th- Kinder excursion to Calmsley City Farm


September 2022

Thurs 1st - Assembly K-2

Thurs 1st - Fathers Day Stall

Thur 1st - Zone Athletics Carnival

Mon 5th - Book Character Dress-up and Literacy Day

Thur 8th - Assembly 3-6

Thur 15th - Assembly K-2

Thur 22nd - Assembly 3-6

Fri 23rd - Last Day of Term

Chaplain Chat

COREGULATION (Emotional Outbursts)

I recently found a fantastic parenting resource that I would like to share with you. It really resonated with me. Perhaps it will with you too. The topic is COREGULATION, which really just means helping your child to calm down. Here’s how the 6 page resource works: (If you’re in a hurry, just click the link below)



  1. Advice on how to respond to an outburst without letting your own emotions take over. That can be really hard. Page 1 gives some great tips and helpful words to use.
  2. Think about what’s going on under the surface. I know that if I feel really emotional, its probably because I’m tired, or overwhelmed, or need someone to listen. Our kids are the same.
  3. Think about your child's unmet needs which led to the behaviour, and respond to that need.
  4. Now think about your own unmet needs. Did the child do something to trigger a reaction in you?
  5. Why did this happen in me (the parent)? Sometimes, there’s a lot going on under the surface for us too, our own struggles and fears for our children.
  6. Increase your own self-awareness with these reflection questions.


Follow the link below for the helpful and simple COREGULATION reflection activities to help you help your child to cope with their big feelings.


Coregulation Script


Let me know what you think. Your feedback is really valuable.


Best wishes,

Robyn Bowman (School Chaplain)

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PSSA Draw

Matches will commence at approximately 1pm at the following venues.

AFL

AFL is at Centenary Park, Commercial Road, Rouse Hill

Soccer

24 June - at Max Ruddock v Northmead

1 July - Forfeited by Winston Hills, staying at school

29 July - at Ted Horwood v Baulkham Hills

5 Aug - at Max Ruddock v North Rocks

12 Aug - at Francesco Reserve v Matt Pearce

Netball

Netball is at Kellyville Netball Courts, Wellgate Ave, Kellyville

Newcome Ball

24 June - at home v Northmead PS

1 July - at North Rocks PS

29 July - at Winston Hills PS

5 Aug - at Baulkham Hills North

12 Aug - at Carlingford West PS

Messages from The Office

* Hills Performing Arts Festival - Notes were sent home last week with choir students giving them the opportunity to perform at the Hills Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) in August. Students will need to attend two practice performances at Crestwood PS. Please ensure all notes and money are returned to school by Wednesday 22 June.


* Camp Yarramundi Stage 2 - Notes have gone home with our Stage 2 students to attend Camp Yarramundi in Term 4. Permission note and deposit is due by Friday 22 July to ensure a spot at this wonderful overnight camp.


* Kindergarten 2023 - We are now planning for interviews and orientations for our Kindergarten 2023 students. If you have a child who will be turning 5 before 30 July 2023 and would like to enrol at Winston Heights Public School please contact us for more information or go to ENROL NOW


* Canberra Excursion Stage 3 - Reminder: Permission notes and the deposit are due by 20 June. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Wood in the office should you require an extension of time to pay the deposit.


* News from Mrs Wood - Its with a mixture of sadness and excitement I share some news with you. I have been successful in achieving a promotion to work as an office manager in a bigger school. I am excited at what new opportunities this will bring for me but sad because after 10 years I am leaving my little Winston Heights community at the end of this term.

How lucky am I to have experienced something that is so hard to say goodbye to.

Goodbyes are never easy but I will leave here grateful to have had the opportunity to support you and your children over the years I have been here at Winston Heights.


As I step forward onto a new path I thank you for your support, friendships and all the laughs along the way that we have shared which truly made Winston Heights such a wonderful place to work.


To all my gorgeous students – you are the hardest to leave. I thank you all for your wonderful stories you have told me, your lovely surprise gifts for us ladies in the office, your beautiful smiles and your infectious giggles. May your futures be full of outstanding achievements and remember to always reach for the stars 😊


I will take with me such wonderful warm memories of my time here and I'm sure this is not goodbye but see you soon ................

Lee 😊

Permission Notes and Money Due:

* Canberra - Years 5&6 - $150 Deposit Due by 20 June

* HPAF - Choir Students - $15 by 22 June

* Got Game PE - Whole School - $10 Due by 24 June

* P&C's Billy G's Cookie Dough - Whole School - Orders Due by 1st July

* Camp Yarramundi - Years 3&4 - $100 Deposit Due by 22 July

* Annual School Fees - Whole School - Now Due


Office Hours 8.30am - 3.15pm

Mrs Lee Wood, Mrs Rachael Calvar, Mrs Carolyn Leverton

Now taking enrolments for Kindy 2023

Kindergarten 2023 Interviews will be held in August. Please ensure you complete an enrolment form as soon as possible.

Contact the office for more information

or ENROL NOW online

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Well done to these PBL Award winners who have been Safe, Respectful & Responsible Learners:

Nicole & Donny

Week 7 - Awarded to:

KE : Megeurditch, Rosie, Tyler & Veda

KT : Valluvin, Marcus, Marianna, Kerra

1N : Lara, Lincoln, Khaleesi & Aria

1V : Aliyah, Summer & Renan

1/2K : Hannah, Harriet, Jacob & Joseph

2G : Callum, Ella, Madeleine & Aiden

2S : Adam, Marcus, Annie

Library:

RFF (Mrs Linas):

Mrs Hall: Ellie

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P&C News

Term 2 Week 8

Meet & Greet Breakfast

Thursday 23rd June, 7.15am – 9am at 3-6 Cola

Come along and meet your P&C, other parents, carers, and school staff while enjoying a bacon and egg roll on us.

Coffee available to purchase (cash or EFTPOS).

Parents are welcome to bring children. A flyer will be sent home with further information. Please return the expression of interest form to the office by Tuesday 21st June.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Winston Heights Public School P&C Association is on Facebook!


Follow us here!

Our aim is to provide WHPS parents/carers with information about P&C news, events, meetings etc.

We would love the school community to follow Winston Heights Public School P&C Association Page and we welcome your involvement! Of course, please feel free to contact us directly with any feedback.

⏰ Our Billy G's Cookie Dough Fundraiser has 2 weeks to go! We have already sold an awesome 482 tubs of dough-licious cookie dough, but we still have more to sell to reach our goal!


Make sure you use the Share button on your online platform to sell tubs to friends and family! You can share your page by email, Facebook, Twitter or even text message! Who will you share your page with today?


Don’t forget, Billy G’s Cookie Dough is entirely online, so be sure to create a profile page at www.australianfundraising.com.au to place your order.


Orders close Friday 1st July.


Delivery Term 3, Thursday 28th July 2022.


If you would prefer to make a cash donation to the P&C Billy G’s Fundraiser without the purchase of cookie dough this can be done by sending in an envelope clearly marked with child's name and donation amount.

UPCOMING P&C EVENTS

Term 2

Thursday 23rd June - P&C Meet & Greet Breakfast 7.15am – 9am

Monday 27th June - P&C General Meeting at 7pm


Term 3

Monday 25th July – P&C General Meeting at 7pm

Tuesday 26th July - Athletics Carnival BBQ & Canteen

1st - 5th August - Education Week

Monday 22nd August – P&C General Meeting at 7pm

Thursday 1st September - Father’s Day Stall

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Community Notices

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