Tuesday 22nd July 2014
—Week 2
“Respecting the past, valuing the present, aiming for the future”
View from the Principal’s Desk
Thank You to Rotary
At the Wee Waa Rotary Club Annual Changeover Dinner held at the beginning of the holidays, we gratefully
received a $600 donation for the school. This money will be used to further the operations of our Breakfast Club.
We are very thankful that this community service organisation supports the schools in our town and we look forward to a continuing relationship with Rotary.
Annual Stormco Visit
The first week of the holidays also saw a visit from Stormco. This team of young people from the Adventist College in Newcastle have been visiting Wee Waa for many years learning the value of community service by visiting the elderly, building improvements to the showground and leading the children of our community through 4
fun filled days of activity. On the morning I visited there were almost 50 children, mostly students of Wee Waa
Public having a great time singing, painting, running around and building balloon art. It was great to see our
school hall being utilised so well.
Peter Carrett
School Photos
School photos have been sent home today!
There are some group photos available to
order as follows:- PSSA Regional Swimming Representatives
- Rugby League Team
- Cricket Team
- Drumbeat Group
- School Leaders (Year 6)
- Netball Team
- Student Representative Council
These photos are $15 each. Please collect an
order form from the front office.
Athletics Carnival
Schools Cup Netball
Education Week
Open Day & Assembly
Zone Athletics Carnival
P & C Trivia Night
Dubbo Zoo Infants Exc
Canberra Excursion
Education Week 2014
“Lighting the Way to a Better World”
Please mark Thursday 31st July on your calendar. It’s Education Week and the school
will be hosting an Open Day and Formal Assembly for parents and friends of our school.
- 9.00am Combined Church Service (School Hall)
- Open Classrooms
- Morning Tea
- Special Assembly in School Hall
- BBQ Lunch
- Netball Challenge
Wee Waa Public School —
Phone 6795-4284 Fax 6795-3098
Email - [email protected]
Shake A Leg Dance Group
Last Thursday the school hosted a visit by Aboriginal dance instructors Jake & Margaret. Each class had
the opportunity to work with the instructors who were very impressed by the attitude and work ethic of
all the children. Special thanks to Wee Waa High School who facilitated the visit as part of NAIDOC
week celebrations.
Welcome Interns
This term the school is hosting 3 trainee teachers, Kate Halliday (Year 6), Bernadette Paul (Year 1) &
Chloe Reeves (KM) who are completing their final practicum before graduating as teachers. We hope
they have both a successful experience at our school and an enjoyable time with our students. Thank you
to Mrs Smith, Mrs Baird and Ms Miguel for hosting them.
Thank You
The holidays were a terrible time for my family with the passing of my dad. Thank you so much to all
those people of our community and students of our school who have expressed their condolences they
were greatly appreciated.
Alanah Tompkins enjoys the traditional dance
workshops with Margaret from the Shake A Leg
Dance group last week.
Shake A Leg Dance Instructor Jake, in a workshop with the Year 5 boys last Thursday.
Active After School will NOT run on Monday 28th July as Ms Farrell will be away with the School
Netball Team.
Wednesday sessions will now run from 3.00pm until 4.30pm and will be co-ordinated by Miss Miguel
and David Gligorevic. Students should meet at the Kindergarten room at 3.00pm.
If you need a permission note please see Miss Miguel!
The initial planning meeting for the school 30 year anniversary celebrations has been postponed, a rescheduled date for this meeting will be advised later in the year.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE for our major fundraiser for this year, the Hawaiian themed Trivia
Night will now be held on Friday 29th August at the Imperial Hotel. Please start planning your teams
and set aside this date for a fantastic night out..
In conjunction with the Trivia Night we are running a Father’s Day Raffle. An industrial wheelbarrow
has been donated to the P&C by Agies Rural Retail. We hope to fill the wheel barrow with goodies as
our Father’s Day Raffle fundraiser. If you could please consider donating items towards this raffle.
Items can be left at the front office. Thank you
ATHLETICS Carnival - the P&C is running the canteen at the carnival this year. We would very
much welcome donations of cakes and slices for the canteen on the day. Any help you may
be able to provide, if even only for an hour would be greatly appreciated.
The next General Meeting of the P&C will be Tuesday 5th August from 5.30pm
in the school staff room. Please come along new members are needed and always welcome!
Athletics Carnival
Our Athletics Carnival will be held at Cook Oval this Friday 25th July.
Students who travel by bus will be dropped off and picked up from the oval.
All other students must make their own way out to Cook Oval to arrive no later
than 8.45am.
All students are expected to attend. Rolls will be marked and students are under the
supervision of teachers for the whole day.
Please come along and support your child. There will be a canteen running on the day.
Year 6 Fundraiser—Cupcake Stall
Year 5—Weeronga Visit
On Friday next week (1st August), Year 6 will be holding a
cupcake stall.
On Thursday Year 5 will be walking to the Weeronga Aged
Care Home at 10.00am to share morning tea and perform a
song for the residents.
Money raised will go towards a
gift for the school when Year 6
move on to high school in 2015!
Please make sure your child is in full school uniform. Keep
an eye on next weeks Newsletter for some details and photos
of the visit!
Year 6 Canberra Excursion
The Year 6 Excursion is this Term!
Please remember to continue to make
regular payments to the front office.
Mrs Smith is in the process of finalising numbers and booking venues so
don’t miss out!
Year 2 Classwork
Once upon a time there lived a mystery man. One day the mystery man went
on a double decker bus. He got on the top. When he sat down he was going
to sit on a magic wizards hat. When he put the hat on he disappeared. That
was the end of that. Josh Byrne.
Long, long ago there lived three emus. There names were Zack, Ted & Paul.
They loved to play every day in the hot hot sun. One day they saw an enormous zoo. They saw a zookeeper in the pool, teaching the seals tricks. Then
they saw the zookeeper training the lions. It was amazing at the zoo. But the
last cage was the emus. “It is not right. The emus there are not emus!” They
went home and Zack was crying all the way. Bianca Williams.
2F students wearing their red clothes
in support of the Heart Foundation at
our Skip Off Day in Term 2.
With donations and the class fundraising activities our students raised
over $4,500!
What a great effort. A huge thanks
must go to Miss Redden, who coordinated Jump Rope for Heart this
Alana Bennett-Clancy in her ‘best
dressed’ red ensemble at our Term 2
P&C Disco.
Phoebe Paulston & Hailey Collett both embrace the “Red”
theme at the Term 2 disco.
Year 4 boys learn some traditional dance moves during the
Aboriginal Dance Workshops
on Thursday.
Below: The girls practice in
the hall with dance instructor
Elsie Platt (4R).
Below Right:
4R boys with dance instructor
Term 2 P&C Disco