Prestons Post

Term 3, Week 10

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Week 10 newsletter. This is our final newsletter for Term 3. I wanted to thank all of our students, families and the whole of the Prestons team for a wonderful term. We certainly are privileged to learn and work in such a great school.

We have had so many wonderful achievements these past few weeks, what a great way to celebrate the end of term.

Liverpool/Glenfield Public Speaking Competition

Four of our very eloquent public speakers travelled to Greenway Park Public School for the Liverpool/Glenfield Public Speaking Final. We are very proud of them and the way they represented our school. Congratulations to;

  • David Munns
  • Kimaya Prasad
  • Shaelyn Sibil
  • Mohid Nawaz

Science Fair

Our Stage 3 students have been so engaged both at school and at home as they worked on their projects for the Science Fair. I was so impressed with the quality of every project and wanted to commend all students for their efforts. Our official Science Fair was held on Wednesday and the class finalists all had the opportunity to present their projects to students, teachers, their families and special guests. Our students enjoyed presenting their projects to NSW Australian of the Year Professor Veena Sahajwalla at the Science Fair. We are so proud of the hard work our budding scientists put in to complete their experiments and explain the scientific process. Thank you also to Mrs Hearne who supported our school for assisting us to apply to Australia Post for the opportunity to have Professor Veena Sahajwalla visit us for this day. We are very grateful for this opportunity.

Have a wonderful school holiday, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 10 October 2022.

Liz Van Der Meulen


Stranger Danger

It is important to talk to your child/children and reinforce the stranger danger message.

Some tips to talk about are listed below:

Avoid walking on your own and instead walk with other family members, friends or an adult you know;

Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of people;

Make sure your parents or another adult know where you are at all times;

Always walk straight home or the place you are walking to;

Know where safe places are - a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call police;

Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help, police officer, teachers, adults you know and trust;

Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know.

If a car stops on side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop and if you are scared call Triple Zero (000) and tell them you are scared.

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Dates To Remember

Monday 10th October - Students return for term 4

Monday 17th October - Year 1 & 2 Sydney Zoo Excursion (new date)

Monday 24th October -28th October - Ride to School Safely

Thursday 27th October - Years 3 & 4 Science Excursion

Friday 28th October - World Teachers Day

Monday 31 October - Grandparents Day

Tuesday 8th November, Tuesday 15th & Tuesday 22nd November - Kindy Orientation

Friday 11th November - Remembrance Day

Thursday 8th December - Presentation Day

Friday 9th December - Year 3 to 6 Swimming Carnival (new date)

Monday 12th December - Year 6 Farewell

Tuesday 13th December - K-2 Excursion Movie Day

Monday 19th December - Year 6 Farewell Circle

Monday 19th December - Last Day of School

Tuesday 20th December - School Development Day

K-2 Assemblies - Tuesdays at 2.00 pm

Week 2 - 18th October, Kindy (hosting Possums)

Week 3 - 25th October , 1&2 (hosting Zebras)

Week 4 - 1st November, Kindy (hosting Wombats)

Week 5 - 8th November, 1&2 (hosting treefrogs)

Week 6 - 15th November, Kindy (hosting Wallabies)

Week 7 - 22nd November, 1&2 (hosting Flamingos)

Week 8 - 29th November, Kindy (hosting Koalas)

Week 9 - 6th December, 1&2 (hosting Giraffes)

3-6 Assemblies - Wednesdays at 2.00 pm

Week 1 - 12th October, 5&6 (hosting Galahs)

Week 2 - 19th October, 3&4 (hosting Killer Whales)

Week 3 - 26th October, 5&6 (hosting Eagles)

Week 4 - 2nd November, 3&4 (hosting Stingrays)

Week 5 - 9th November, 5&6 (hosting Rosellas)

Week 6 - 16th November, 3&4 (hosting Jellyfish)

Week 7 - 23rd November, 5&6 (hosting Magpies)

Week 8 - 30th November, 3&4 (hosting Ravens)

Week 9 - 7th December, 5&6 (hosting Falcons)

Summer PSSA

Summer PSSA will start back Friday Week 1.

Teams have been selected and notes have gone home to selected students.

The cost for PSSA is $35.00.

We will advise of venues next term.

Principal Awards week 10

Zander - K Koalas

Aidan - 1 Tigers

Ammar - 1 tigers

Savera - 1 Tigers

Ryan - 1 Giraffes

Ibrahim - 1/2 Zebras

Shaelyn - 1/2 Zebras

James - 2 Toucans

Zakariya - 2 Toucans

Adrian - 3 Jellyfish

Fadel - 3 Jellyfish

Shalom - 3 Rainbowfish

Belle - 3 Sharks

Cindy - 5 Falcons

Kobe - 5 Rosellas

Areeba - 5/6 Galahs

Abbi - 6 Pelicans

Elma - 6 Pelicans

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Congratulations to Zoey

Congratulations to Zoey who represented Prestons Public School in Zone and Regional in shotput and is now off to STATE! Wishing her the best of luck, Olympic Games here she comes!

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Year 3 & 4 Science Excursion - Thursday 27th October

Students in Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) will be attending an excursion to the Innovation Campus at Wollongong on Thursday 27th October, 2022. Students will be travelling by coach with seat belts to the Innovation Campus where they will be participating in educational experiences, this excursion supplements our Science programs including earth and space and the physical world.

Cost of excursion $35.00 (includes transport and entry)

Permission note and payment due to the office by Thursday 20th October 2022.

Due to the organisation involved with excursions NO LATE payments will be accepted.

Note is attached for all the details.

Classroom Chat with 1 Treefrogs

Wow! What a busy and enjoyable term the Tree Frogs have had! We have been working extremely hard with our 1 Flamingos family to explore challenging concepts in our learning. In writing we have been learning about persuasive texts, focusing on our use of high-modality words and creating an interesting hook to grab and maintain our reader’s attention.

Throughout the year we have been focusing on positive learner qualities which has seen us embedding team work, perseverance and our growth mindset into every task that we complete. We also competed in a class perseverance challenge to learn how to tie our shoelaces. Through hard work, determination and a lot of help from our families, the Treemingos (Tree Frogs and Flamingos) now have 18 students that can tie their shoelaces and a lot of students who are very close to achieving their goal.

The Treemingos have been busy studying famous artists and have been experimenting with lines, textures, shapes and colours. This has seen us produce quality artworks that we are extremely proud of. Fun fact: The Treemingos dabbed different shades of pink paint onto a piece of broccoli and used it as a stamp to create the flowers on our cherry blossom trees.

Term 3 has definitely been an eventful and exciting term, but we are really looking forward our upcoming excursion to the zoo and a well-deserved rest in the holidays.

Classroom Chat with 5 Kingfishers

5 Kingfishers have been busy with preparations for the Science Fair. The experiments were amazing and a lot of effort was put in! We were proud to have 3 groups represent our class with the Australian of the Year Professor Veena Sahajwalla. A big shout out to Mr Carpenter and Mr Velasco for all their hard work in making it happen.

Our very own superstar Zoey Maafi represented Zone and Regional in shotput and is now off to STATE! Wishing her the best of luck, Olympic Games here she comes!

We have been finding grammar errors in everyday life and learning the value of proofreading. This along with daily brain teasers has been making learning so much fun!

Have a safe and restful holiday!

Spotlight on Learning

Our Students having fun playing with their buddies.
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We love it when our students come to school in full school uniform.

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Science Fair

Edmondson Park residents

To assist us with our planning for 2023, could families who live in Edmondson Park please advise our office if your child will be enrolling at Edmondson Park next year. Families who are currently enrolled at Prestons are able to remain at Prestons if they wish.
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Brookes Canteen

The canteen operates five days a week to provide lunches to the children at reasonable prices. Lunch orders are to be written on a lunch bag at home, with the child’s full name and class. If you wish to order your child’s lunch, their lunch order is to be given to the canteen before school starts in the morning.

Lunch Orders can also be made using the online ordering system All orders must be made before 8am.

Class baskets are collected from the canteen at lunchtime, and your child will then receive their lunch order at the appropriate time during the school day.

The menu and information how to order online is attached below.

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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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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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