Monday 13 May 2013 - Term 2 Week 3
Tues 14 May NAPLAN Testing (Yrs 3 & 5)
Wed 15 May NAPLAN Testing (Yrs 3 & 5)
Thurs 16 May NAPLAN Testing (Yrs 3 & 5)
Fri 17 May Rugby League Gala Day - Yrs 5/6
What's happening in our school community...
Fri 24 May
Tweed District Cross Country
27 May - 3 June National Reconciliation Week
Mon 3 June Netball Gala Day
Mon 10 June Queen’s Birthday Holiday
Term 2 student learning is full steam ahead! This week we have the National Assessments for Literacy
and Numeracy for Year 3 and 5 students. These assessments are spread over 3 days. Results of these
assessments are not provided to the school until Term 4 and by that time participating students will
have covered a lot more ground in their learning. At the end of this term Kindergarten to Year 6 Student
Reports for Semester One will be distributed providing progress and achievement information
to all parent/carers.
Communicating with your child’s classroom teacher
Thank you to the many parent/carers who took up the opportunity to meet with their child’s classroom
teacher at the end of Term 1. Communication and a shared partnership is essential to support
your child’s learning as they progress through the school year. At the commencement of Term 3 midyear
Parent/Teacher interviews will be scheduled. We hope that, as we get towards the end of this
term and an invitation is sent to parents/carers, that more are able to take up the opportunity to
attend these valuable meetings with their child’s teacher.
Homework and Home Reading
Please encourage and support your child with their homework and home reading. The homework
given by the classroom teacher generally should not overburden the student and is given at their expected
level of learning. The homework is provided for students to practise and consolidate their
classroom learning. Home reading is given at a level that is not instructional as its purpose is to allow
students to read for practise in a setting that allows them to share with you a sense of pleasure at
their achievement and success. For many students sharing their reading with someone special helps
them to develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence. If you have any concerns regarding the
completion of the homework please contact your child’s classroom teacher to discuss homework
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Congratulations and thank you to -
The amazing mums and P&C ladies who gave up their time to coordinate and tend the Mothers’ Day Stall last week. The students
love to go shopping for a bargain for that special day and the smiles on their faces after their shopping was done was beautiful to
see as they squirrelled away their secret gifts for Mothers’ Day. The stall was well stocked and very well supported by our school
community. Great work everybody! I hope all mums had a lovely day on Mothers’ Day yesterday.
The wonderful volunteers coordinated by our Learning and Support Teacher, Mrs Sandra Jorritsma. This group of ladies are seen
every day out and about in our school assisting in many different ways i.e. reading, maths, craft, and breakfast club. Their voluntary
contribution to the school is amazing and very much appreciated by students and staff. Many of the volunteers coordinated by
Mrs Jorritsma do not have children or any connections to this school other than their voluntary role. They are special, highly valued
people in our school community who want to help make a difference. Thank you to each of you.
Heidi Burton, our School Chaplain has got the Breakfast Club running smoothly and for this to happen there have been many behind
the scenes negotiations and running around in her own time to access supplies to keep the Breakfast Club running. Heidi has
made contact with many local businesses to secure breakfast menu supplies. Contact has even been made with The Men’s Shed in
Murwillumbah to get some benches and tables made for our breakfast club. A lot of hard work and energy has gone into this program.
Well done Heidi and thank you. Thanks to Fran, a member of the Tweed community who comes along to help Heidi on Monday
and Thursday mornings. If anyone is interested in giving a helping hand with the Breakfast Club I’m sure Heidi would love to
hear from you.
Have a great week everybody!
School Banking Competition
To be in the running, students simply need to make three or
more School Banking deposits during Term 2, regardless of the
value. They will then be automatically entered into the competition.
If the winning entry is one of our students, our school
will receive a great prize too - $5000 cash to spend however we
Mothers’ Day Stall
Thank you to all the families who purchased pressies from the
Mothers’ Day Stall, it was a huge success, I’m sure there were a
few spoilt mums this year. A very big thank you to Annette
Finch, Ruth Wright and Leanne Treloar for their very generous
Bunnings BBQ - Cooly Rocks On
It’s coming soon, the Bunnings BBQ and our school’s major
fundraising, Cooly Rocks On. We provide parking on Saturday
and Sunday from 8am - 4pm and need as many volunteers as
possible. Volunteering is in 2 hour time slots so if you able to
volunteer some time please fill in the note that will go home
this week and return it to the office ASAP.
Weekly Student Blue Awards
KF Cody, Ariah
K/1M Ethan, Elijah
1F Nash, Lily, Tyla
1/2W Sophia, Skyla
2C Zahra-Jane, Skye, Jalamari
3S April, Seth, Jessy
4M Teme, Torrian, Michaela
5/6C Mykah, Lucas, Gracey
5/6R Julian, Nicholas, Emily
Welcome to Tweed Heads Public School
6/5C Angel-Lee, Jasmine
Bronze Rippa Awards
4M Dayne, Emma, Ava, Sheridan, Michaela, Laela, Chloe
6/5C Joe, Ben, Angel-Lee, Jorja, Lachlan, Jasmine
Mothers’ Day Pampering - Kindergarten
Mellow music, dimmed lighting, massages and mouth watering
goodies were the order of the day on Friday 10th May as KF and
K/1M students treated their mums, great aunty and great grandmother
to a relaxing Mothers’ Day morning. The students rubbed
moisturizer into hands, massaged shoulders, necks and heads
and served up morning tea to the ladies to show their appreciation
for all the wonderful things that they do for them. Thank you
to all the KF and K/1M students who displayed such kindness to
their special visitors.
Dollarmite Banking Certificates
As part of our HSIE curriculum many classes are studying the
celebrations and culture of a variety of countries.
A multicultural day is planned for later in the term where students
can sample foods from different countries. We are hoping
that some of our families will share their recipes and knowledge
from their own countries.
Parent helpers are needed to help the teachers plan, prepare
and serve the meals. If you are interested in being part of our
Multicultural Day, please return the note below to your child’s
class teacher. You will be contacted soon to discuss our plans.
We are looking forward to a great day of sharing tastes and cultures.
The Multicultural Committee
Multicultural Day Volunteers
I am interested in helping with the food for the Multicultural
Child/ren’s Name: ___________________________________
Parent Name: _______________________________________
Country of Interest: __________________________________