Prestons Post

Term 1, Week 9

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Week 9 newsletter.


Congratulations to all our year 3 and 5 students on completing the NAPLAN assessments. Over the past 2 weeks, 163 students have completed assessments in writing, reading, language conventions and numeracy. They have had to use their technology skills and answer a range of questions assessing their understanding of curriculum across many areas. Once assessment data is returned, teachers will be using the information to plan and program appropriate lessons for our students. We are proud of all the efforts of our students and wish to thank Mrs Squadrito, Ms Thomas and Mrs Beavis for all your organisation.


This term we have had teams represent Prestons PS at Summer PSSA in Oztag, Newcombeball, T-ball and softball. These sports will return in term 4. In Terms 2 and 3 we will participate in Winter PSSA. Sports offered will be Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Netball and Touch football. Students will be invited to trial for a sport soon. Students selected in a PSSA team represent Prestons PS and are asked to be in sports uniform including a hat, try their best and ALWAYS display good sportsmanship towards the referee, opposing team and their own team mates.


As day light savings is coming to an end, we are seeing an increase in students coming to school late. These are recorded as unjustified partial attendance and will affect a student’s attendance data. All partial attendance, late arrival or early departure need to be justified. This week we had 173 students recorded with a partial attendance. Effects of partial attendance includes disrupted routines, low achievement and poor responsibility skills. A helpful hint to help get your child to school on time is to talk to them the night before about the routine of school the next day and to plan and organise things ahead of time.


This week you would have received notes regarding EASTER HAT PARADE, MUFTI DAY and RAFFLE. Just to clarify, mufti day will be held next week where students will donate an item that will be used for the hampers that will be raffled at the Easter hat parade. Thank you to the P&C for their hard work in trying to organise and set this up. P&C raffle tickets were sent home this week. Sold raffle tickets and payments are to be handed into the office as soon as they are sold. Additional books are available from the office.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to ask your child what they are learning at school.

Mo Lloyd

Deputy Principal

Dates To Remember

Saturday 25th March - State Election Day

Monday 27th March - Year 6 Shirt Orders Due

Tuesday 28th March - Easter Mufti Day

Friday 31st March - Year 6 to 7 EOI Website Closes

Tuesday 4th April - Easter Hat Parade

Thursday 6th April- Last day Term 1

Friday 7th April - Good Friday

Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day (Public Holiday)

Wednesday 26th April - Students return for Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - Anzac Day Assembly

Friday 28th April - School Cross Country

Tuesday 2nd May - Parent Forum K to 2 English

Tuesday 9th May - The Rocks Museum Excursion (Year 5)

Wednesday 10th May - The Rocks Museum Excursion (Year 6)

Friday 12th May - Winter PSSA commences
Tuesday 16th May - P&C Meeting

Tuesday 23rd May - Zone Cross Country

Thursday 25th May - School Photo Day

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June - Reconciliation Week

K - 2 Assemblies, Wednesday at 2.00 pm

Week 10 - 29th March - 2 Zebras hosting

Term 2

Week 2 - 3rd May - 1 Lions hosting

Week 4 - 17th May - 1 Tigers hosting

Parents and carers are welcome to attend in the school hall.

3 - 6 Assemblies, Tuesday at 2.00 pm

Week 10 - 28th March - 5 Rosellas hosting

Term 2

Week 2 - 2nd May - 5 Kookaburras hosting

Week 4 - 16th May - 5 Falcons hosting

Parents and carers are welcome to attend assemblies in the school hall.

PSSA Venues - Friday 31st March 2023

Students will depart school by bus each day at 9.15am and return to school at approximately 12.00pm. Parents and carers are welcome to attend.

This will be the last round for Term 1. Summer PSSA will continue Term 4.

  • T/Ball and Softball - Jardine Park, Casula
  • Newcombe Ball - Homestead Park, Chipping Norton
  • Oz Tag - Woodward Park, Liverpool

If PSSA is postponed, we will advise via Skoolbag and our Facebook page.

Please ensure that your child has the following items for PSSA:

· Hat

· Sunscreen

· School Sport uniform

· Water

· Packed lunch with piece of fruit

Principal Awards

Congratulations to:

Alisha - 1 Lions

Moana - 2 Elephants

Gabriel - 3 Jellyfish

Ruben - 3 Rainbow Fish

Amalie - 3 Rainbow Fish

Milan - 4 Bluebottles

Marie - 4 Bluebottles

Year 6 Shirt

To celebrate the final year of primary school for our Year 6 students, we are offering an opportunity for you to buy a special Year 6 polo shirt. This can be worn as part of your child’s daily school uniform.

We are asking for orders (and full payment that is non-refundable) Orders are due no later than Monday 27th March, 2023.

Please see attached note for all the details.

Year 6 Moving into High School 2024

The department has digitised the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process. In 2023 parents and carers will go online to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) and Placement not Required (PNR).

EOI and PNR forms will be available on the enrolment page on the Prestons Public School website from 6th March - 31st March 2023.

Enrolment - Prestons Public School (

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Anzac Day Assembly - Wednesday 26th April

On Wednesday, 26th April, Prestons Public School will be holding an Anzac Day Ceremony at
10.20 am for approximately 15 minutes.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Students are encouraged to bring flowers to place under the flag poles during the assembly

Cross Country - Friday 28th April 2023

On Friday 28th April, we will be holding our annual Cross Country Carnival. The carnival will take place during school hours and will be held on the school oval. As this is part of the Physical Education curriculum, all students are expected to participate.

The Cross Country will run at various times throughout the day. Students aged 8-13 (including Year 2 students who are turning 8 this year) will compete for their entry into the next level at Zone, and K-2 students will participate in a fun run in preparation for future years.

All K-2 classes will have a normal school day apart from a fun run at 2pm.

The schedule for the day is included in the attached note.

Multicultural Public Speaking - Years 3 to 6

Early in Term 2 students in Years 3 to 6 will be invited to participate in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition.

Students are to prepare a speech exploring multiculturism. Years 3 and 4 students will prepare a 3 minute speech and Years 5 and 6 a 4 minute speech. Notes have been sent home, the topics are listed below.

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Stage 3 Excursion - The Rocks Musuem Pieces of the Past

Students in Stage 3 will be attending an excursion to The Rocks Museum.

  • Tuesday 9th May, 2023 for Year 5.
  • Wednesday 10th May,2023 for Year 6

Pieces of the Past is a Sydney Learning Adventures’ program that allows students to travel back in time to meet the residents of The Rocks in 1800s and learn about their life through the eyes of archaeology.

Payment of $35.00 and permission slip to be sent to office by Friday 28th April 2023.

Please see attached note for all the details.

School Photos - Thursday 25th May 2023

Our school photos are scheduled for Thursday 25th May, 2023. information on how to order will be sent home shortly.

Photo packages range in prices from $28 to $50. Please refer to the attached information for package details.

Classroom Chat with K Wombats

Wombats have been enjoying getting to know their peers, classroom and teachers! We have been learning all about how to be a quality learner who is also safe and respectful.

The students have been learning the sounds that letters make, reading fun rhyming stories and completing a lot of fun hands on activities to learn all about numbers!

K Wombats have met their year 6 buddies and are excitedly waiting for the next buddy session! Our favourite part of the day includes anything with singing and dancing, there are many wonderful performers in K Wombats!

Classroom Chat with 4 Killer Whales

4 Killer Whales have been off to a swimming start this term!

Within our math sessions we have been busy launching into class activities to gain a better understanding of math concepts. Killer Whales would then explore and tackle worded problems in small groups. At the end of each math session our class summarises its learning through group presentations and class discussions.

I am very proud to be having a whale of a time as part of this class family!

Spotlight on Learning

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Our School community supports the wearing of school uniform to encourage pride in our school. Our school uniforms are sold from Moorebank Uniforms & Embroidery located in Liverpool and Moorebank. They can be contacted on 9601 0812

Orders can also be made online. Simply visit

Enter the Password PRESPMUE2019 to shop online.

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School Crossing Supervisor Positions

Transport for NSW are looking for School Crossing Supervisors to fill the following positions:

  • CASUAL – Fairfield LGA x 2- position closing date of 2nd April 2023.
  • PPT – St Therese Primary School - position closing date of 2nd April March 2023.

A copy of the advertisements are attached for your reference.

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