Banksmeadow Public School

In This Issue

- Easter Hat Parade

- Easter Raffle

- SRC Fundraiser for Term 1

- High School Expression of Interest Forms

- Second Hand Uniform Sale

- Hot Cross Buns Band Concert - REPEAT

- Premier's Reading Challenge - REPEAT

- Dance News - REPEAT

- Botany Bay Community Church - REPEAT

- Working Bee - Save the date! - REPEAT

- Performing Arts Rehearsal Reminders - REPEAT

- P&C News

Easter Hat Parade
Our annual Easter Hat Parade will be held in the school hall on Thursday 24th March at 1.30pm. The students are asked to make a hat at home for the afternoon parade. The easiest way to make a hat is to decorate an existing hat with eggs, bunnies, chickens, flowers or feathers. There are no competition winners but everyone has an opportunity to show off their creative flair. Parents are warmly invited to come along to this fun afternoon.

Easter Raffle

The P&C will be holding an Easter raffle that will be drawn at the Easter Hat Parade next Thursday. Raffle tickets were sent home this week. Tickets are $1.00 each. Please return ticket stubs and money to the office by Tuesday 22nd March.

We are asking families to please bring in donations of eggs and other Easter treats. Please deliver them to the office at the beginning of next week. We are also looking for volunteers to wrap the prizes on the morning of Tuesday 22nd March between 9 and 10am. All wrapping equipment will be provided. Please email bpspandc@hotmail.com or let Ms Hoskins or Mrs Bragg know if you are available to help out.

SRC Fundraiser for Term 1

After several discussions, the SRC have decided to have a Gold Coin Donation fundraiser to help children in need.

As most children take comfort in a soft toy, the SRC thought it would be a nice idea to bring your favourite teddy bear/soft toy to school for the day, with the donation of a gold coin. This event will take place on Thursday 7th April.

High School Expression of Interest Forms

Year 6 students have received an expression of interest form for Year 7. All Year 6 students must complete this form, regardless of which high school they are hoping to attend. Please see Ms Hoskins if you have any concerns or problems when completing the form. Please return all forms on Monday.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The P&C will be holding a Second Hand Uniform Sale on Friday 1st April. All uniform items will be sold for $2 each. The stall will be held under the Basement COLA between 2:30 - 3:30pm. It is a great opportunity for you to stock up on some uniform items at a great price. If you have old uniforms you would like to donate, please leave them in the office foyer. Please also remember to label all items of clothing.

Hot Cross Buns Band Concert - REPEAT

The annual Hot Cross Buns Band Concert will be held from 8:00am on the last Tuesday of term (5th April). Everyone is welcome to come and listen to the school band perform at their first concert for 2016. Hot cross buns will also be served for breakfast.

Premier's Reading Challenge - REPEAT

Banksmeadow Public School is again participating in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. To register, go to the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge website and log on using your child's DoE username and password. This is the same one they use at school.

On the website you will find information about the challenge, including the rules. Please read these for your own information.

PRC books will be read in library time each week to children in K, 1 & 2 and will be entered for them. If you wish to enter any books that you read to your child at home, you can do so on the NSW Premier’s Challenge website. K- 2 children need to have 30 PRC books entered by 19th August 2016 in order to receive their certificate at the end of the year.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 should read their own books. They will need to enter

books by logging on to the NSW PRC website. They need to have read and entered 20 books by

19th August 2016 in order to receive their certificate at the end of the year. There are four

computers in the library that can be used to log their books at lunch time if necessary.

Happy reading!

Carol Macdonald

Teacher Librarian

Dance News - REPEAT
The Junior and Senior dance groups are preparing their performances for the mid year shows. The Seniors will be videoing their DVD auditon for the Sydney Dance Festival at the Seymour Centre on the Tuesday morning after Easter Monday. If any dancer will not be at school on that day, please let Mrs Bragg know in writing.

The Juniors are preparing for their performance at Showcase@ the Juniors in August.
Term One lesson fees for the dance groups are now due at the school office. Every child must have their costume fee of $35 paid to the school office by the end of term, as Mrs Bragg will be purchasing material in the school holidays.

Botany Bay Community Church - REPEAT

Botany Bay Community Church is running a free money management course for parents and community members who might like some help with budgeting and saving. If you're struggling with debt or would just like some helpful hints and tips, please come along and get some friendly help with money matters. All welcome!

Working Bee – Save the Date - REPEAT

A school Working Bee has been scheduled for Sunday 1st May from about 12pm. The aim of this Working Bee is to tidy up and weed some of the gardens within our school. By doing a thorough job on this day, it will make the areas more manageable for the future. We would love as many volunteers as possible…all gardening skill levels welcome! Please put the date in your diary and come along on the day to join our community. We are also looking for donations of a variety of plants. If you are able to assist in this area, please see Ms Hoskins or Mrs Twitchings. More information and confirmation of times will be published closer to the date.

Performing Arts Rehearsal Reminders – REPEAT

Please ensure your child is aware of the days and times they will need to attend rehearsal:

Hippopotamus Choir - Monday @ lunchtime

Band - Tuesday @ 8:00am in the Band room

Junior Dance - Tuesday @ 8:10am. Wear dance attire or comfortable clothing

Senior Dance - Tuesday @ lunchtime. Wear dance attire or comfortable clothing

Senior Guitar - Tuesday @ lunchtime

Band tutorials - Wednesday

Senior Art Club - Wednesday @ lunchtime

Junior Guitar - Thursday @ lunchtime

PSSA training - Friday @ 8:15am

Junior Art Club - Friday @ lunchtime


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Next P&C Meeting

Monday 2nd May, 7pm in 6M demountable classroom. Everyone welcome!

Dates for the Calendar


Monday 21st March

Harmony Day

Tuesday 22nd March

Raffle tickets and Easter egg donations due to the office

Wrapping morning for Easter egg raffle 9-10am. All volunteers welcome!

Wednesday 23rd March

Stages 2 & 3 Public Speaking Finals in the Hall (in place of normal assembly)

Thursday 24th March

Easter Hat Parade @ 1:30pm

Friday 25th March



Monday 28th March


Tuesday 29th March

Wednesday 30th March

Thursday 31st March

Friday 1st April

Second Hand Uniform Sale @ 2:30pm under the Basement COLA

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