Jesmond Public School

Jesmond Journal Term 4 Week 2, 18th October 2022

Principal's Message

Welcome to Term 4. I am sure our families relaxed and took the opportunity to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones.


This term, many activities have been planned for the next ten weeks. Please check the newsletter fortnightly to ensure you do not miss any important information. Regular updates and reminders will be posted on Seesaw and our Facebook page.


Over the next two weeks Years 3, 4 & 5 will complete Check-In Assessments. The Check-In assessments are online diagnostic assessments in reading and numeracy that assist schools to:

1. supplement existing school practices used to identify how students are performing in reading and numeracy.

2. help teachers tailor learning to meet student needs and support planning.

Year 6

Year 6 have commenced organising their end of year celebration and raising funds to purchase a gift for the school. Mrs Neil and Mr Anlezark would love the involvement of parents/carers to support the Year 6 Farewell. Please contact the school if you are able to help out!

Kindergarten Orientation

Next Monday, approximately 32 children will participate in Kindergarten Orientation for five consecutive weeks from 9:30-10:30am. On Monday 24th October, a number of community agencies will be part of an Expo to connect with families and provide information on how they can support students and families during their primary school years.

Last Day of Term 4 is Friday 16th December 2022

It was announced that students will now finish school on Friday 16 December 2022.


This is due to an additional School Development Day announced for staff across all NSW public schools.


School Development Days allow our staff to participate in professional learning that was put on hold due to COVID-19 staffing pressures and plan ahead for 2023 to ensure we meet the needs of our students.


With this change, we ask that you arrange alternative care for your child on Monday 19th December.

Inclusive Engaging and Respectful Policy


New policies, procedures and frameworks are developed to keep students engaged in learning at school. This term, our staff are participating in professional learning regarding the Inclusive, Engaging and Respectful Policy.


This policy centres on three new policies and procedures and a framework that together set the guidelines for how we ensure all children and young people can learn through public education in a safe and engaging way.


The IER Schools package includes the:

✓ Inclusive Education Policy for students with disability

✓ Student Behaviour Policy and Procedures

✓Restrictive Practices Framework and Restrictive Practices Reduction and Elimination Policy and Procedures.


Have a wonderful week!

Deborah Kelly

K-2 Australian Reptile Park Excursion

Tomorrow, Wednesday 19th October, K-2 will be travelling by bus to The Australian Reptile Park on an excursion. A reminder note has been sent home today outlining what the students need to bring along and what to wear for the excursion. Please ensure all students arrive at school on time by 9am as the bus is unable to wait for late students. We are looking forward to a great day!

Book Club

Issue 7 of Book Club was sent home last week. Book Club is due on Tuesday 25th October. No late orders will be accepted.

K-6 Assembly Awards

K-6O

Merit Awards

Cole, Salam


KS

Merit Awards

Zakiya, Fatima

Reading Awards

Fatima, Conor, Milo


K/1OU

Merit Award

Yehia

Reading Awards

Ifrah, Brooklyn


1/2P

Merit Awards

Christian, Zahra, Hewaad


2K

Merit Awards

Isobel, Connor


3/4K

Merit Awards

Zainab, Estella, Charlotte


3/4W

Merit Awards

Bibi Madina, Sharoz, Calais


5D

Merit Awards

Hadia, Ataullah

Gold Award

Charlette


5/6A

Merit Awards

Iowane, Raabia

Calendar

October

Wednesday 19th October - K-2 Australian Reptile Park Excursion

Monday 24th October - Kinder 2023 Orientation

9:30am-10:30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms.

Tuesday 25th October - Book Club due

Tuesday 25th October - Basketball Program

K-6 will participate in a structured Basketball Program.

Tuesday 25th October - K-6O Sports Program

Monday 31st October - Kinder 2023 Orientation

9:30am-10:30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms.


November

Tuesday 1st November- Basketball Program

K-6 will participate in a structured Basketball Program.

Tuesday 1st November - K-6O Sports Program

Friday 4th November - Year 6 Pizza Day Fundraiser

Monday 7th November - Kinder 2023 Orientation

9:30am-10:30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms.

Tuesday 8th November- Basketball Program

K-6 will participate in a structured Basketball Program.

Tuesday 8th November - K-6O Sports Program

Thursday 10th - Stage 2 & 3 Author Visit

Monday 14th November - Kinder 2023 Orientation

9:30am-10:30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms.

Tuesday 15th November - K-6O Sports Program

Monday 21st November - Kinder 2023 Orientation

9:30am-10:30am in the Kindergarten Classrooms.

Tuesday 22nd November - K-6O Sports Program

Monday 21st November - Friday 2nd December

Year 2 Swim Scheme

Don't forget towel, swimmers, goggles and a water bottle.

Tuesday 29th November - K-6O Sports Program

Wednesday 30th November - K-6O Variety Inclusion Sports Day


December

Tuesday 6th December - Presentation Day 9.30am

Tuesday 6th December - K-6O Sports Program

Friday 9th December - Reports home to parents

Friday 16th December - Last Day of Term 4 for Students

Monday 19th December - Staff Development Day.

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