Banksmeadow Public School

Term 1, Week 6, 2014

In This Issue

Read on to find out about:

  • The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge for 2014
  • New learning spaces in our school
  • Sports News
  • P & C News
  • Community Events

Dates for the Calendar


Mon 10 - High School Enrolment Information Night for parents of students in Year 6

- Regional Rugby League Trials at Chifley Public School, for qualified players

Thurs 13 - Selective High School Tests, South Sydney High School

Wed 19 - Regional Swimming Carnival, for students who qualified

Fri 14 - SRC Ice block stall

Mon 17 - P & C Meeting

Fri 21 - Harmony Day and National Day of Action against bullying and violence


Tues 1 - School Photos

Fri 4 - P & C Second Hand Uniform Stall

Mon 7 - Zone Netball Trials at Chifley Public School

Fri 11 - Last Day Term 1

Tues 29 - Students return for Term 2


Mon 5 - Zone Touch Football Trials

A full term calendar can be found by following the link below.

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Premier's Reading Challenge 2014

Banksmeadow Public School is again participating in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. To register your child go to the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge website and log on using their DET 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 read by and to the children can be included in their personal reading log at the PRC website. Any books we read during library will be sent home at the end of each term via Banksmeadow’s e-News for you to record in your child's personal reading log.

If the children reach the designated target, 30 books for K-2 and 20 books for 3-6, they will receive a certificate at the end of the challenge.

Have fun reading some great books!

Carol Macdonald

Teacher Librarian

New Learning Spaces

Last week 5/6H and K/6W took delivery of some brand new mobile furniture. The furniture is perfect for group learning and it allows for flexible classroom plans. They are height adjustable and have wheels for ease of movement. Both of these classes will be trialling these desks. If they are found effective for student learning, expect to see more of this type of furniture throughout the school in the future. Feel free to drop in and see it for yourself.

Sports News

ESPSSA Rugby League Trials

On Monday Banksmeadow's Rugby League representatives attended the zone trials to gain a position on the ESPSSA teams to compete at the married trials next Monday. Congratulations to all the boys who participated with enthusiasm and sportsmanship. We wish the following students from Year 6 good luck as they play against Sydney Coastal for a position in the SEPSSA Rugby League team next Monday. In the 11 years team, Blake and in the Open team Cooper M, Zach and Jace.

ESPSSA Zone Swimming Carnival

In rainy and cold conditions, 36 Banksmeadow students participated at the Zone Swimming Carnival last Thursday with some outstanding results. Many students finished with personal best times across a variety of different events with 6 students making finals throughout the day. All students need to be commended for their excellent behaviour, enthusiasm and the sportsmanship they showed towards other competitors.

Congratulations to the following students who have progressed through to the Regional Swimming Carnival to be held on Wednesday 19th March:

Christopher (Year 2) - 8yrs 50m Freestyle

Katarina (Year 6) - 12yrs 50m Freestyle, Snr Backstroke

Caprice (Year 4) - Jnr Breaststroke

NSW Surf Lifesaving State Titles

For some swimmers, the Zone Swimming Carnival was not enough. Seven of our students headed to Umina last weekend to compete in the NSW Surf Life Saving State Titles.

Congratulations to Caprice (Year 4) who was a member of the gold medal winning South Maroubra Under 10 Female Surf Swim Team. In a field of 64 teams, this team finished their season undefeated, having won gold at all seven carnivals they attended this year. This is a fantastic achievement for Caprice and all of the girls involved.

Friday PSSA Sport

Unfortunately due to poor weather, both training and matches were cancelled for the 2nd round of the PSSA summer competition. Just a reminder to all parents to follow our school Twitter feed for all up to date information regarding cancellations (including training) and changes to PSSA events.

Don't forget that Summer sport draws can be found on our school website, simply click on the following link.

P & C News

The P & C will be holding a second hand uniform stall. If you have any old uniforms in good condition and would like to donate them to the P & C, please leave them washed and ready on the stage in the old school hall.

The second hand uniform stall will be open on Friday 4th April from 8.30am - 9.30am and then again at 2.45pm - 3.30pm.

The next P&C meeting is on Monday 17th March, 7pm in the library, all welcome.

Students of the Week

Follow our twitter feed @BanksmeadowPS in order to receive realtime updates on assembly awards and other great things happening in the school.
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Community Events

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