Prestons Post

Term 1, Week 5

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Week 5 newsletter. We have had another wonderful week of learning at Prestons and we can't wait to meet all of our families at the Meet the Teacher BBQ next Wednesday. Our BBQ will be held from 3.30- 4.30 and there will be opportunities for families to meet their child's teacher and spend some time mingling with teachers and families from our school. We are very thankful to Fettayleh Foods who have generously donated some sausages for this event.

Professional Learning for our teachers

Our teachers are dedicated to delivering quality teaching to all of their students. It is important that we continue to grow and learn as well so that our students always receive evidence based, quality learning experiences. All teachers in the Department of Education receive release from face to face teaching time and professional learning time. This time is embedded into our school timetable to allow the teachers to continue to learn, evaluate student assessment data and plan quality lessons together in grade teams. Your child's teacher may be off class during these times, however, we have great structures at Prestons to ensure that our RFF teachers also know, value and care for our students. This means that the RFF teacher your child has will mostly be the same, regular teacher who delivers the same quality teaching and learning. We are very proud of the high quality teachers and their ongoing commitment to improving the learning and wellbeing of every child, every day.


PSSA started today, we had bus loads of very excited students ready to represent their school at PSSA. A reminder that full school uniform, including the school hat must be worn by all students participating in PSSA. This assists us with safety, ensuring that students are easily identified while out of our school. Thank you for assisting us with this important expectation.


Parent Forum

Next Thursday Mrs Lloyd will be hosting a parent forum. Please come along as we would love to hear your thoughts on the new behaviour policy from the department as well as help us to plan for our updated homework policy.

5 Questions that parents can ask their children are:

  1. What did you learn today?
  2. How did you do?
  3. What did you do if you didn't understand?
  4. How can you improve your learning?
  5. What are you most proud of?

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

Liz Van Der Meulen


Quality Teaching Rounds at Prestons

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Dates To Remember

Wednesday 1st March - Meet the Teacher BBQ

Thursday 2nd March - Parent Information Session at 9am

Tuesday 21st March - NAPLAN - Literacy (Years 3 & 5)

Thursday 23rd March - NAPLAN - Numeracy (Years 3 & 5)

Saturday 25th March - State Election Day

Friday 17th March- National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Thursday 6th April- Last day Term 1

Friday 7th April - Good Friday

Tuesday 25th April - Anzac Day

Wednesday 26th April - Students return for Term 2

Wednesday 26th April - Anzac Day Assembly

K - 2 Assemblies, Wednesday at 2.00 pm

Week 6 - 1st March (hosting 2 Elephants)

Week 8 - 15th March (hosting 2 Monkeys)

Week 10 - 29th March (hosting 2 Zebras)

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

3 - 6 Assemblies, Tuesday at 2.00 pm

Week 6 - 28th February (hosting 6 Eagles)

Week 8 - 14th March (hosting 6 pelicans)

week 10 - 28th March (hosting 5 Rosellas)

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

PSSA Venues - Friday 3rd 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.

  • T/Ball and Softball - Hammondville Oval (Top)
  • 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 our students:

Marko - 1 Tigers

Mia - 1 Tigers

Aaliyah - 1 Flamingos

Logan - 2 Zebras

William - 4 Killer Whales

David - 4 Bluebottles

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Meet the Teacher Community BBQ - Wednesday 1st March 2023

You are invited to attend the annual Prestons PS “Meet The Teacher” Community BBQ on Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and other families within our school community.

There will be student led information sessions where your child will be able to show you their classroom. On the day, parents and students are welcome to enjoy a sausage sizzle and a drink. Please ensure you join in with the BBQ prior to 4.15pm as food will not be served after 4:30pm.

The session times are outlined below.

Each information session will run for 10-15 minutes.

Kindergarten Session: 3:30pm

Yr 1 & 2 Session: 3:45pm

Yr 3 & 4 Session: 4:00pm

Yr 5 & 6 Session: 4:15pm

This is a family event. All students attending MUST be accompanied by a parent or carer.

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Attendance at School

Student attendance in school is compulsory and it is the responsibility of parents and/or carers to ensure that your child attends school every day. This daily attendance is important for your child to achieve their educational best.

More information is included in the attached letter.

Voluntary Contributions

What is the purpose of a Voluntary Contribution?

A voluntary contribution is a payment requested by schools to supplement existing funding. The purpose of these voluntary contributions is to support additional resources and to enhance educational programs.

Our school voluntary contribution amount for 2023 is $30 per family.

Voluntary contributions can be made at the office or online at

Making Payments

Payments can be made to the office by cash, EFTPOS or by the school’s preferred method of POP (Parent Online Payments). POP payments can be made by visiting the school website, and using the Make a Payment tab. Money and permission notes need to be sent to the office first thing in the morning. Please encourage your child to do this as this will establish a sense of responsibility. Payments and permission notes are best sent to the office in a sealed envelope marked with: Your child’s name and class, what the money is for (If making a cash payment please endeavour to send correct amount).

Year 6 Moving into Year 7

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 (

Further information will be sent home shortly.

Zone Sports Trials

Liverpool Zone are holding trials for many sports throughout Term 1 and 2. Current sports coming up this week and next include AFL, Basketball, Touch Football, Hockey, U11 Rugby League, U12 Rugby League and Tennis. If your child excels in any of these sports, please have them speak to Mrs Kinniburgh to discuss the process and receive a note if selected. Trials are held outside of school hours and it is the responsibility of parents/carers to take students to and from the venue.

Classroom Chat with 1 Tigers

Roaring into 1 Tigers

This year, 1 Tigers are super excited to learn in one of our new buildings with all of Year 1! We share a classroom space with 1 Famingoes and Mrs Quinn and have nicknamed ourselves the'Tigoes'.

We have been super busy getting to know each other, making friends and settling into Year 1 life. We are enjoying all of our new learning spaces such as campfires and caves, where we can learn in bigger groups, small groups, with a partner or independently.

We continue to increase our stamina when we do read to self, work on spelling and work on writing! We are always so proud when we get to colour in the higher minutes on our stamina chart!

We have been very busy during phonics groups learning to segment and blends words to help us read and write.

This week in Mathematics we are looking at 2D shapes and identifying their attributes.

We cannot wait to see where the year will take us!

Until next time, 1 Tigers

Classroom Chat with 3 Jellyfish

Dive into an adventure with 3 jellyfish.

Welcome to our first term together as 3 Jellyfish! We have been very busy settling in, making new friends, and getting to know all our wonderful peers.

Students in 3 jellyfish have been super excited as they’ve launched into outer space and are on a mission exploring the solar system.

They have participated in many interesting and inspiring discussions within our class campfire and continue to do so with refreshing enthusiasm.

We have loved integrating our term topic within the different subject areas of spelling, writing and even art! 3 jellyfish have been super proud of all the work that they have done and cannot wait to share some of them with you soon.

Please have a look at some of the amazing work completed by the students.

Miss Karezi says it’s out of this world!

Spotlight on Learning

Fabulous writing from our Year 1 Students, Yazen and Travis.
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Skoolbag App

Skool Bag is a mobile app that communicates directly to parent smartphones. It provides access to key school information via one single Communication Centre for both students and parents. You are also able to inform your child’s school of their absence simply by logging and submitting their reason for leave. Simply search for Prestons Public School in the app store for iphone/apple users or the google play store for android users and install the Skool Bag App for free.
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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 have vacant School Crossing Supervisor positions in the local area and are seeking interested applicants for the positions at the below schools:

  • PPT – Malek Fahd Islamic School – Hoxton Park - The ad is to be displayed until the closing date of 26th February 2023.
  • PPT –Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School – Carnes Hill - The ad is to be displayed until the closing date of 26th February 2023.
  • Casual – Fairfield LGA x 2 - The ad is to be displayed until the closing date of 5th March 2023.
  • PPT – St Therese Primary School - Sadleir - The ad is to be displayed until the closing date of 5th March 2023.
  • PPT – John the Baptist Catholic Primary - The ad is to be displayed until the closing date of 5th March 2023

Please refer to the below attachments for further information on the available positions.

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