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Term 1 Week 10 Friday, 12 April 2019

What an exciting start to the year we have had! The students have all settled into the New Year very well and achieved so much already. Every child can be proud of their achievements. I would like to thank the Wattle Grove School community for making me feel so welcomed. I feel very privileged to be leading such a wonderful school. Term Two is shaping up to be a busy but productive term, and I am looking forward to working with you all in ensuring our students achieve their personal best in all they do! I would like to acknowledge our teaching and administrative staff for their hard work and the dedication they show on a daily basis. Many hours of work goes into preparing engaging lessons and extracurricular opportunities for our students, which impacts significantly on their learning outcomes. Thank you to our parents, carers and friends for your significant contributions. We value our positive partnerships in providing opportunities for our students and supporting many events and activities. Have a wonderful Easter. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday with family and friends. Stay safe and we will see you back for Term Two! Students return for Term Two on Tuesday 30 April 2019. Communication is the Key! Teacher-parent communication is a valuable tool in giving students the best education possible. A big part of this is ensuring open lines of communication to both celebrate students’ achievements and address concerns together. If you have any concerns at all, I encourage you to see your child’s teacher and make a time that is mutually convenient. This first step in addressing concerns, often results in a positive result for all. Once an issue is brought to the teacher’s and/or school’s attention, we make it our priority to address this in a timely matter to ensure the best outcome for your child.

Week 11 Term 1

Week 1 Term 2

Week 2 Term 2

Community Support for Wattle Grove Last week, we were fortunate to have two donations made to our school. Athlete’s Foot presented the school with a cheque for $320. For every purchase at Athletes Foot by a Wattle Grove family the company donates $5.00 to the school. This money will go

Tuesday 9 April Hyde Park ANZAC Service - Prefects

Wednesday 10 April P & C Meeting 7-9pm Canteen Fun Day Lunch School Banking

Thursday 11 April Easter Hat Parade Easter Raffle Hurlstone ANZAC Day Service - Prefects

Friday 12 April School ANZAC Service 10.45am-11.30am NO PSSA Last Day of School

Monday 29 April Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 30 April Students first day back

Thursday 2 May 3-6 Assembly

SUNDAY 5 May Wattle Grove School “FAIR”

Tuesday 7 May Mother’s Day Stall

Thursday 9 May K-2 Assembly

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towards maintenance of sporting equipment for the playground.

A cheque for $2500 was presented to our school from the RAE Vietnam Veterans’ Committee. This donation was to show their appreciation for the participation of our Primary School Choir in the Vietnam Veteran’s Day Services at The School of Military Engineering. Mrs Robinson has consistently accompanied our talented choir, introducing them to an Australian Custom as participants. Our participation has been highly valued by The School of Military Engineering. Unfortunately, the Veteran’s Committee who conduct this service is disbanding and handing over future services to the School of Military Engineering Staff. The committee are in a position to make this significant contribution to our school from assets originated from personal donations, predominately from members of the Royal Australian Engineers. This contribution will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for the school choir. On behalf of the Wattle Grove community, I sincerely thank the Veteran’s Committee and know the choir will continue to make everyone proud.

Super Kids Morning Tea Super Kids Morning Tea is one of the highlights of my month. It is great to sit and chat with the students about their achievements inside and outside the

classroom. The students can be very proud of their accomplishments and I hope they enjoyed their morning tea!

Learning Conversations Thank you to all who attended the learning conversations. This was a fabulous opportunity for parents/carers and children to come together to discuss achievements and future learning goals with the class teacher. One of the greatest influences on

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school success, is the formation and continuity of school-home partnerships. We had approximately 90% of families meeting with the teachers during this week! A big thank you to the teachers and families for the time given to ensure this was a success!

Wattle Wanderers Last week I visited 1Sky during their reading group time. The students were involved in a variety of literacy based activities to enhance their skills. Students were writing narratives, reading a range of texts, coding using their spelling words, completing grammar activities and much more! All the students were highly engaged and trying their best. Well done 1Sky, I can’t wait to come back!

Nicole Cameron Kylie Foreshew

Principal Rel. Deputy Principal

Principal’s Awards

Merit Awards

3 Mustard Jack, Daniel, Damian, Lachland L, Hunter, Inaayah

3 Daffodil Lisa, Eli, Eliza, Austin, Koby, Isaac

3 Canary Benji, Mitch, Solaiman, Max, Ahmad, William

3/4 Coral Cherise, Jessica, Sashwath, Sophie, William, Joseph

4 Crimson Lana, Connor, Alicia, Tristan, Emma, Lennon

4 Ruby Finn, Eve, Tiarah, Drew, Naman, Max

4 Scarlet Ethan, Deeana, Dion, Taiya, Leah, Lochlan

5 Amethyst Mariam, Alice, Draven, Sienna, Isabella

5 Royal Zane, Keleeta, Jake, Tahlia, Harry, Owen

5/6 Tuscany Haan, Kaidan, Brock, Kayla, Lily, Ella

6 Fuchsia Sullivan, Hawraa, Gabriel, Metallyka, Hayley

6 Pink Zavier, Tyler, Carlos, Berlin, Hayden, Lukas

5 awards Daniella 1 Sky, Summer 1 Sapphire, Brendan 1 Navy, Madiu 2 Teal

10 awards Lachlan 2 Emerald, Harry 2 Teal, Mollie-May 3 Canary

15 awards Joshua 3 Canary, Max 3 Canary

20 awards Chloe 3 Canary, Cassie 6 Fuchsia, Alex 4 Crimson, Eliza 3 Daffodil, Sophie 3/4 Coral

25 awards Stevie 5 Royal, Georgia 4 Ruby, Mitchell 4 Scarlet, Tiarah 4 Ruby

35 awards Xander 6 Pink

Student Achievement

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Stage 2 Maths Groups Awards

Stage 3 Maths Groups Awards

K Blue Phoebe, Zachary, Sophia

K Green Isla, Orion, Adelaide

K Purple Andrew, Isla-Rose, Ashton

K Yellow Kaitlyn, Kayden, Phoebe

K Red Terence, Tara, Deja

1 Aqua Macey, Alonzo, Isla

1 Sky Jeffrey, Beatrice, Bronwyn

1 Sapphire Leah, Max, Bella

1 Navy Ryan, Chanel, Harriot

2 Emerald Abby, Eden, Jonathan

2 Kiwi Molly, Charlie, Charlee

2 Teal Ella, Kaitlyn, Hayley

2 Jade Annabel, Fawzan, Sereen

3 Canary Nicholas, Samuel, Chloe

3 Daffodil Chloe, Charli, Emily

3 Mustard Tillie, Zander, Shaila

3/4 Coral Charlotte, Lucas, Christine

4 Crimson Violet, Makenzie, Nirav

4 Scarlet Valeria, Harrison, Leah

4 Ruby Divya, Finn, Elizabeth

5 Amethyst David, Alice, Bella

5 Royal Makayla, Kanika, Shreeya

5/6 Tuscany Noah, Nihal, Sean

6 Fuchsia Bailey, Jayde, Aliyah

6 Pink Erin, Berlin, Philip

Annabel – 2 Jade Chloe – 3 Canary

Notes home

Mrs Dodd –Tillie

Miss Weeks – Ben E

Miss Cascio – Thomas T

Mr Blanch – Jessica

Mrs Keroulis – Erica

Mrs Fuller – Lennon

Mrs Raleski – Sotiris

Mr Wilson – Sienna H

Mrs Alderton/Mrs Atkins –

Mrs Robinson – Brock R

Mrs Casdas/Mrs Cabrera – Alice C

Mrs Richter – Javier

Mrs Brunner – Maisie M

Date Year/ Class

Details Returned By

21/3/2019 Dancers School Spec Auditions


21/3/2019 All School Interviews


28/3/2019 All School Fair Raffle


28/3/2019 All Mother’s Day Stall


Office News

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Premiers Reading Challenge! Well done to the following students who have completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge! Annabel, Poppy, Antonio, Stevie, Dimitri, Grace T, Mikaylah R, Noah T, Metallyka, Thomas M.

Paul Kelly Cup – Winners are Grinners!

Last Thursday, Wattle Grove PS participated in the

prestigious Paul Kelly Cup. This is the biggest primary

school AFL competition in NSW. We entered a girls’

team and a boys’ team. Our teams were both

undefeated following the first four games which earnt

them each a place in their respective Grand Final. The

boys played Holsworthy PS in the Grand Final and won

34-4. The girls played Thomas Hassall in the Grand

Final and won 22-0. Our teams were amazing and will

now progress to the Regional Finals which will be held

in Term 2. Congratulations to all of our talented

players for their fabulous results, great sportsmanship

and their excellent behaviour on the day. A big thank

you to Mr Sainsbury and Mr Tesoriero for all of their

support and to all of the parents who came and

cheered our teams on.

Sharon Cook

Cross Country 2019

Congratulations to all the students who participated

in the K-6 cross-country carnival on Monday April 1st

and a big thank you to parents, grandparents and

carers that came to support. It was a wonderful day,

filled with great sportsmanship, big efforts and

fantastic weather. The House Captains and Vice-

captains also did a wonderful job assisting on the day.

K-2 students who finished top 3, will be presented

with their ribbons at assembly on Thursday 11th April,

with year 3-6 students who have finished top 3 being

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presented with their ribbons the first Thursday back

next term.

The House point score was extremely close, with

congratulations to Blamey for winning the carnival on

516 points, Hassett second on 474 with Badcoe a close

third on 464.

*Please see back pages for results and photos

DCO Sponsored School Holiday Events for ADF Dependants The Defence Community Organisation has organised the below free events for 8-18 year old ADF dependent children during the upcoming school holidays:


Date: Wednesday - 17 Apr 19 Time: Session 1 (1030-1300) and Session 2 (1300-1430) Venue: Code Red Laser and Lollipop’s Playland and Café, 3/175 James Ruse Drive, Parramatta Ticketing (limited to 30 per session) is available from: on a first in basis. Please note: 1. This event is for ADF recognised Defence dependants 8 to 18yrs only. 2. ADF recognised Defence dependants 8 to 18yrs will need a ticket to be produced at the event to play. 3. ALL other attendees DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET (parents/carers DO NOT require a ticket). Once you have reserved your tickets on Eventbrite, you will be asked to confirm your PMkeys details to DCO Richmond who will confirm your ticket allocation. This event is likely to sell out quickly. A wait list has been created to ensure any late cancellations are replaced. If you have any questions regarding the above event, please contact me via the details provided below. Barry Cunningham SQNLDR

MSO DCO Richmond Tel: (02) 45872508

Sydney Royal Easter Show ADF Day Saturday 13 April is Australian Defence Force Day. Any current serving members of the ADF can attend the show for free on the day.

The Younger Heroes The Younger Heroes camps are up and running for 2019. Their mission is “To inspire and nourish the relationship between our Returned Service Veterans & those that have served the nation and their Children, and to facilitate them being able to connect with their “Inner Hero”, so as to empower their lives and uplift their families, their friends, and their future”.

2019 Camp Dates

11-14 April –UKI

4-7 July – UKI

11-14 July – SYD

18-21 July – SYD

26-29 September – PERTH

10-13 October - PERTH

Education Assistance Scheme DCO provides a range of services and resources for Defence children, to assist with the transition between schools and education systems when a member is posted within Australia, and to provide support for the unique needs of Defence students.

Defence may reimburse fees for educational services external to the school. Students may be entitled to up to 14 weeks of tutoring in any subject that has been recommended by the school principal or the child’s teacher. This applies to primary and secondary students, within the first 18 months of commencing at the new school.

Deployments and Absence Please make sure you let your child/ren’s classroom teacher or I know if a member of your family is away for an extended period of time. Having this knowledge will go towards supporting the student/s at school throughout the absence period.

Kim Lazarevic

Defence School Mentor

Disclaimer: The NSW Department of Education and Wattle Grove Public School do not endorse companies, services or products that are advertised in our newsletters or leaflet distribution.

DSM News

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K - 2

5 Year Girls 5 Year Boys 6 Year Girls 6 Year Boys

1st Imogen Kody & Ashton Emma Lenny

2nd Matilda Amilia Alexander

3rd Amelia Noah Isla Henry

7 Year Girls 7 Year Boys 8 Year Girls 8 Year Boys

1st Heba Ryan Piper Ryder

2nd Eden Charlie Abby Aiden

3rd Ellie Jonah Layla Coen

Year 3 - 6

8/9 Year Girls 8/9 Year Boys 10 Year Girls 10 Year Boys

1st Annabel Archer Sienna Antonio

2nd Chelsea Jacob Makenzie Jai

3rd Poppy Benjamin Jeyda Max

11 Year Girls 11 Year Boys 12/13 Year Girls 12/13 Year Boys

1st Bella Mason Hayley Sullivan

2nd Lani Luke Lily Brock

3rd Grace Jack Mikaylah Zac

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