Banksmeadow Public School

In This Issue

Read on to find out about:

- P&C Meeting

- Swimming Carnival

- Parent/Teacher Interviews

- Kindergarten 'Meet the Teacher' Night

- Singing and Guitar Lessons - date correction

- Dance auditions

- Band

- Student Banking

- Dates for the Calendar

It has been a busy second week back, with everyone now settled and back into routine. Welcome to our Kindergarten students and our new students in the Support Unit. We have a number of new families, as well as many who have older children at the school.

P&C Meeting

The first P&C meeting of the year will be held on Monday 8th February at 7pm in the Year 6M classroom (demountable on the bottom playground). The P&C provides exceptional support for our students and our school, and being involved is a great way to meet people within our community. All parents are welcome.

Swimming Carnival

Our swimming carnival was held on Tuesday and was a great success! The weather remained sunny and the students showed enthusiasm when participating in their events. Thank you to all of the parents who assisted on the day, and a very big thank you to Mr Murphy who organised a fantastic carnival. Within the next few days, Mr Murphy will notify students who will progress to zone.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held this week. If you have not yet returned your preference note, please do so as soon as posssible. Teachers will send confirmation of your interview time home with your child. We encourage all parents to make an appointment to meet their child’s new teacher and set learning goals for the year ahead.

Kindergarten 'Meet the Teacher' Night

Kindergarten parents are invited to attend a 'Meet the Teacher' night on Thursday 11th February. This is a chance to meet the Kindy teachers and learn a little about what will happen in the classroom. There are two sessions, 3pm and 6pm. Please attend the time that suits you best.

Singing & Guitar Lessons - date correction

A note regarding the 2016 performing arts programs was sent out this week. There was an error in one of the dates for enrolment in the Years 3-6 Singing & Guitar program. Cathy will be at school next Thursday 11th February to enrol students wishing to participate in lessons this year. Enrolments will take place in the Band room at lunchtime. Lessons will begin in Week 4.

Dance Auditions

Junior and Senior dance auditions will be held after eating time at lunch on Tuesday 9th February. Students should wear dance clothes to audition. Please ensure permission notes are signed and returned.


The first band rehearsal for returning students will be held at 8am on the morning of Tuesday 9th February. Beginner students will start their lessons on Wednesday 10th February. Students should bring their instrument, a display folder and a pencil to the lesson.

Student Banking

Student banking begins on Thursday 11th February. Each deposit earns points for rewards, so don't forget to bring in your money with your deposit books filled out.

Dates for the Calendar

Week 3

Parent/Teacher Interviews (Years 1-6)

Monday 8th February

8th February - 7pm - P&C Meeting (Year 6 classroom)

Tuesday 9th February

8am - Band begins for students who were in Band in 2015

Health & Wellbeing talk delivered by Souths players

Choir begins

Junior and Senior Dance auditions

Wednesday 10th February

Band begins for students who are new to the Band in 2016

Thursday 11th February

Student banking begins

Enrolment for Year 3-6 Singing & Guitar lessons

Scripture lessons begin

3pm or 6pm - Kindergarten 'Meet the Teacher' night

Week 4

Library lessons commence

Tuesday 16th February

Junior Guitar lessons begin

Wednesday 17th February

Senior Guitar lessons begin

Friday 19th February

PSSA Sport begins

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