Banksmeadow Public School

In This Issue

Read on to find out about:

- Principals Message

- Dance Fever Challenge

- Regional Spelling Bee

- Earn and Learn Stickers

- Year 6 Ice Block Sale

- Stage 3 Camp

- Student of the week

Dates for the Calendar


  • Week 10 Wednesday 16th - Year 6 Ice Block Sale
  • Week 10 Friday 18th - Last day of Term 3


  • Week 1 Tuesday 6th - First Day of Term 4

Principals Message

Reflecting on Great Opportunities at Our Great School

Before we head into the spring break, I’d like to quickly reflect on what we achieved in Term 3 as a school community. For a school of our size, we punch well above our weight and again we have packed Term 3 with a wealth of experiences and opportunities for our children! We had….. K-2 & 3-6 Athletics Carnivals, Showcase, Year 6 Cook Off, Yarn Up, Stage 3 Visit to South Sydney HS, ICAS Tests, South Sydney HS 5x5 Program, School Open Night, Crazy Hair Day, Mind Marathon, Zone Athletics, Book Week, Twugia, Father’s Day Stall & BBQ, Films By the Sea, Spelling Bee, Dance Fever, Education Week, Inter-School Debating, Big Band Bash and we still have the much anticipated Teacher vs Student Netball Championship!

The list above is a snapshot of just one term at Banksmeadow Public School and a reflection of the broad range of opportunities and holistic education we offer our children at this wonderful school. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our dedicated staff and students and thank everyone for the mammoth effort that they put in over the term to pull off another outstanding term at BPS! I’d also like to thank all our wonderful parents for your dedication and the support you give with all our activities. I want you all to know that your tireless efforts don’t go unnoticed and I am extremely proud to say I work with our talented Banksmeadow PS community!

Happy Holidays

As this is the last newsletter for the Term, I’d like to wish you all a very safe and enjoyable holiday. We’ve had yet another very busy term and I know this spring break is well deserved by all. Just a reminder that students are due to return to school on Tuesday 6th October to commence Term 4. See you next term!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Ben Walsh

Relieving Principal

Dance Fever Challenge

What a great night was had by all the students who attended Dance Fever this week at Homebush Sports Centre. The school won overall champion for the smaller schools and Year 5 champion school on the night. A number of students also won individual ribbons. Thank you to all the children and families who supported the school on the night.

Parents who would like to come and watch the final Dance Fever lessons for Kindergarten - Year 2 can come along this Monday afternoon. Kindergarten will have their lesson at 1.50pm and Years 1 and 2 at 2.20pm in the school hall.
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Regional Spelling Bee

This week 2 students from Years 3 and 4 and 2 students from Years 5 and 6 represented the school in the Regional Spelling Bee at Darlinghurst Public School. There were about 50 students competing from Public Schools in the South -East of Sydney. Hayden (Year 5) and Lachlan (Year 6) came within the final 30 super spellers in the Senior division. Jeremiah (Year 3) went through 9 rounds in the Junior division to get into the final 15 spellers. Holli (Year 4) went through 12 nervous rounds before finally out spelling all the competitors on the day to win the Junior division. This is a wonderful achievement for Holli. Congratulations to all four students who all did a great job. Holli now goes onto the state competition which will be broadcast on ABC radio later in the year.

Earn and Learn Stickers

A big thank you to everybody who has been collecting Earn and Learn stickers to support our school. All sticker tokens from Woolworths need to be brought back to school by Monday next week. We will need to post off our tokens to redeem our points by the end of next week. Please bring all your sticker token charts or any stickers to the school box outside Mr Walsh's office by Monday. Thank you for your support of the school.
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Ice Block Day

Next Wednesday there will be an ice block day, fundraising for the Year 6 Farewell. Please bring in $1 for your ice block on the day.

Stage 3 Camp

As we prepare for camp next term, we ask that parents and carers please ensure they have completed the required forms regarding medical, consent, dietary and medication. These are now completed online and are now overdue. Please click on the link below if you have not completed these forms. If you are having any problems completing these forms, your child missed any information regarding camp or you just wish to discuss anything camp related please come and see Mr Murphy.

The students have voted and the intended activities while on camp include archery, kayaking, giant swing, rock climbing, high ropes course, BMX riding, a variety of sports and so much more.

I'm sure everybody is looking forward to it as much as I am!

Brendan Murphy

Stage 3 Camp Coordinator

Students of the Week

Hardworking, resilient and outstanding role models! Congratulations Term 3, Week 9 students of the week!
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