Jesmond Public School

Jesmond Journal Term 4 Week 6, 15th November 2022

Principal's Message

Hello parents/carers and students of Jesmond Public School,

I cannot believe how quickly Term 4 is passing us by!

On Monday 19th December and Tuesday 20th December all staff will be involved in professional learning as part of the Staff Development Days. These are student free days. Please make alternate arrangements for your child. Students' last day of school will be Friday 16th December 2022.

Attendance Matters

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School Community Charter

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Behaviour Code for Students

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Our students have been enjoying outdoor play and games. Can I remind all parents and carers that every student must have a school hat to play outside. If your child needs a new hat, they can be purchased from the P&C Uniform shop.

Have a great week!

Deborah Kelly

Missing Scooter

A black and grey and pink scooter went missing from the school grounds last week. They are the property of two of our students and they would very much like it returned. If you have seen these scooters, please contact the school Administration office on 4957 2605.

Year 5 Leadership

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Remembrance Day

Last Friday 11th November, the students at Jesmond Public School commemorated Remembrance Day. Separate Remembrance Day Services were held for K-2 and 3-6. Students paused and reflected on the sacrifice made by service men and women in past and current wars and observed a minute silence in memory of those who died or suffered in these armed conflicts.

EAL/D Great Start Transition Program

Sabira, Kawsar, Rouidullah and Salma have been visiting Callaghan College Waratah Campus for the EAL/D Great Start Transition Program on Fridays. This is a fantastic program for students who have recently arrived in Australia to support their transition to high school. The students have had a wonderful time connecting with other new students, meeting the staff and becoming familiar with the high school environment.

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NSW Premier's Spelling Bee

2nd in the state!

On Friday 4th November, our very own Isaac from Year 3 travelled to ABC studios in Sydney where the best of the best gathered to battle out for the crown of NSW Public Primary Schools’ best speller. 30 students competed in the junior final after winning their regional rounds against 1700 competitors. The regional final competitors had previously been determined at a school level following competitions held early in Term 3. An original 167,700 students participated in the state-wide Spelling Bee in these early rounds.

The Junior final lasted over 2 hours and was a tough 11 rounds, only 3 of which were taken from 'seen' lists supplied by the Bee, the later 8 rounds coming from words from 'unseen' lists. Isaac outlasted 28 competitors to finish as runner up in the Junior competition - what an amazing achievement! The winner of the competition was Saarth from Wentworthville Public School.

As a school, we found out the exciting news not long after the competition ended. An announcement was made to all staff and students via the school’s intercom system. A thunderous applause and loud cheer could be heard erupting from all areas across the school as the announcement was made. Congratulations Isaac, we are all so very proud of you.

Author and Illustrator Visit

Last Thursday, we were extremely lucky to have some authors and illustrators visit our school.

Jess Black and Kirrili Lonergan talked with Stage 3 students and Katrina McKelvey and Jenni Goodman talked with Stage 2 students.

Everyone involved in the day had a fabulous time and learned a lot of tips about writing books and creating interesting illustrations.

We would also like to thank Julie Swane for organising this wonderful event.

Whilst we are on library news, borrowing will cease at the end of this week so that we have time for students to return their books before the holidays. For those students who would still like to access books during the holiday break, Wallsend Library is a public library where children can borrow many books and resources for FREE!

The Wallsend Library address is 30 Bunn St, Wallsend NSW 2287.

Phone: (02) 4985 6680

The library is open:

Monday - 9:30am–8pm

Tuesday - 9:30am–8pm

Wednesday - 9:30am–8pm

Thursday - 9:30am–8pm

Friday - 9:30am–6pm

Saturday - 9:30am–2pm

Sunday - 1:30–5pm

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Book Club

Issue 8 of Book Club went out yesterday. Due to the upcoming P&C Book Fair we have a limited time for ordering of this issue of Book Club. Please be aware that all orders and money will need to be returned or completed online by Tuesday 22nd October. No late orders will be accepted.

K-6 Assembly Awards


Merit Awards

Cole, Konco, Salam

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Superstar Award



Merit Awards

Wisal, Dina, Gurneet, Conor, Aaliyah, Manha

Reading Awards

Fatima, Conor

Gold Award



Merit Award

Hamza, Osman, Irfan, Eman, Safa, Mahdis, Violet, Messi

Reading Awards

Maseer, Lenore, Messi

Gold Awards

Eman, Yehia


Merit Awards

Sana A, Faeqa, Theo, Asghar, Sana S, Omer


Merit Awards

Samir, Utsho, Maddie, Havannah, James, Ansil

Gold Award



Merit Awards

Kiani, Ibrahim, Nada, James, Omideh

Gold Award



Merit Awards

Lama, Hunter, Tulinabitu, Ali, Helal, Mariea,

Reading Awards

Sharoz, Maya

Gold Awards



Merit Awards

Nicholas, Freshta, Hamish, Ershad, Maymunah, Zalaand

Reading Award


Gold Award



Merit Awards

Khuzama, Scarlett, Zoya

Reading Award


Superstar Award


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Friday 18th November - Year 5 Leadership Speeches and Voting

This will take place in the hall from 9:15am.

Monday 21st November - Last Kinder 2023 Orientation

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

Monday 21st November - Friday 2nd December

Year 2 Swim Scheme

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

Tuesday 22nd November - K-6O Sports Program

Wednesday 23rd November - Stage 2 Walking Excursion

Students will travel by bus to Newcastle. Students are required to be in full school uniform, including hat and be here on time as bus leaves at 9:00am. What to bring along for the day: water bottle, fruit break, recess and lunch in a plastic bag that can be disposed of during the day.

Thursday 24th November - Year 6 Fete

Don't forget to pre-purchase your mini-fete tickets.

Tuesday 29th November - K-6O Sports Program

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


Tuesday 6th December - Presentation Day 9.30am

Tuesday 6th December - K-6O Sports Program

Wednesday 7th December - P&C Book Fair

Wednesday 7th December - Christmas Carol Evening

Friday 9th December - Reports home to parents

Thursday 15th December - Year 6 Farewell

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

Monday 19th December - Staff Development Day.

Community News

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