Stage 3 Communication Note

Weekly Organisation
Monday
Tuesday
Grade Assemblies, PE Year 5, Library Week B Year 5
Wednesday
Sport, Library Week A Year 6 (Sea Lion & Whale)
Thursday
Grade Assemblies, PE Year 6, Library Week A Year 6 Dugong
Friday

Term 2, Week 5

Premier's Reading Challenge
A friendly reminder that the 2022 Premier's Reading Challenge has begun! Remember to visit your local library to find books which can be added to your child's PRC reading log. Students' login details are located inside the front cover of their Home Learning Journals. for Year 5 and in their diary for Year 6.

Norwest Challenge
Evidence of student participation in extra-curricular events and service opportunities (e.g. Anzac Day Ceremony) should be forwarded to your child's classroom teacher as soon as practical after the event. We encourage all Stage 3 students to participate in the Norwest Challenge. If your child attended an ANZAC Day Service, this can be included as 1 hour of Community Service. Some of you may have attended the Riverstone ANZAC Day Service along with others from the College, but we are aware that some families may attend a different service. It would be great to see photos of your child if they attended another service.

Winter Uniform
It has been wonderful seeing students dressed in their full winter uniform over the last few weeks. Just a reminder that long sleeves or singlets shouldn't be seen under the College uniform, short sleeves would be preferred if added warmth is required. On sports days students can wear their rust coloured jumper underneath their sports jacket. The sports jacket or the College Blazer should the outer most layer when arriving or leaving the College. If there is a concern with uniform, please email your classroom teacher to communicate so that a uniform warning is not given. More information on uniform can be found on the College Website.

Cross Country
Well done to all the students who participated in the 2022 Cross Country Carnival. It was great to see students encouraging each other and persevering with the challenge. Thank you to all the parents who came to cheer and support Stage 3 students as they participated in Cross Country.

National Reconciliation Week
The College will be taking part in National Reconciliation Week from Friday 27 May to Friday 3 June. Your child's classroom teacher will have various activities to involve them in this significant week. The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

Term 2, Week 3

Norwest Challenge
The Stage 3 Application Form for the Norwest Challenge is available on the College website (see 'Letters, Notes and Forms' tab, found here.) Evidence of student participation in extra-curricular events and service opportunities (e.g. Anzac Day Ceremony) should be forwarded to your child's classroom teacher as soon as practical after the event. We encourage all of our Stage 3 students to participate in the Norwest Challenge. If your child attended an ANZAC Day Service, this can be included as 1 hour of Community Service. Some of you may have attended the Riverstone ANZAC Day Service along with others from the College, but we are aware that some families may attend a different service. It would be great to see photos of your child if they attended another service.

Premier's Reading Challenge
A friendly reminder that the 2022 Premier's Reading Challenge has begun! Remember to visit your local library to find books which can be added to your child's PRC reading log.

Primary Lunch Clubs for Stage 3

This term there are a number of lunch time clubs that Year 5 & 6 can attend:
Monday: Ministry For Kids (M4K)
Tuesday: Debating Club, Dance Club
Wednesday: Primary Book Club, Craft Club, Skipping Club, Tournament of Minds
Thursday: Primary Choir
Friday: Soccer Club

Afternoon Collection Form and Processes
Please ensure you have filled out and updated the Afternoon Collection form to reflect any Term 2 changes. The form can be found here. If you collect your child onsite in the afternoons, please do not park in the short-term carpark. Please leave the carpark available to be used as part of our Kiss & Go process. A friendly reminder also to please only turn left on McCulloch St after collecting your child as a way to keep traffic flowing and to show love to our local community - please do not turn right or go straight! Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Winter Uniform
Students will be required to wear their formal Winter uniform from Week 3 of this term, so please take the time to check it's in good condition and ready for wear. A friendly reminder that on sport days, students should first wear their sports jacket. The rust coloured jumper or vest may be worn underneath the sports jacket for additional warmth if needed, but should not be the outer layer.

Before school
A reminder that students should be arriving at school from 8:10am as there is no supervision before that time. If they come before that time we will send them to OOSH to ensure that they are being looked after.

Wear Orange Wednesday - Thanks SES!
Next Wednesday 18 May, is Wear Orange Wednesday - a day to recognise the amazing work of SES Volunteers, as part of National Volunteers Week. This is a day where we encourage students to add something orange to their normal uniform on the day e.g. hair accessories, ties, hat, socks. Students will also have a chance to send messages of thanks and encouragement to some of our local SES units.

Term 2, Week 1

Welcome to Term 2
Welcome back to all of our Stage 3 families. We pray you all had a refreshing holiday break, spending time together as a family and connecting with friends. The teachers are looking forward to a wonderful term of learning!

Year 6 Camp

Year 6 had a wonderful time at their camp in Canberra at the end of last term. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. Visiting Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial were two highlights that the students enjoyed immensely. 

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Year 5 Camp
Year 5 had a fantastic time making memories on camp. They engaged in lots of opportunties to learn about Australia's colonial past. They also enjoyed exploring the Bathurst Goldfields, where they panned for gold and cooked damper, amongst a lot of other amazing activities. They were also treated to a trip around the Mount Panorama track!

Norwest Challenge
The Stage 3 Application Form for the Norwest Challenge is available on the College website (see 'Letters, Notes and Forms' tab, found here. Evidence of student participation in extra-curricular events and service opportunities (e.g. Anzac Day Ceremony) should be forwarded to your child's classroom teacher as soon as practical after the event. We encourage all of our Stage 3 students to participate in the Norwest Challenge. If your child attended an ANZAC Day Service, this can be included as 1 hour of Community Service. Some of you may have attended the Riverstone ANZAC Day Service along with others from the College, but we are aware that some families may attend a different service. It would be great to see photos of your child if they attended another service.

Winter Uniform
Students will be required to wear their formal Winter uniform from Week 3 of this term, so please take the time to check it's in good condition and ready for wear. A friendly reminder that on sport days, students should first wear their sports jacket. The rust coloured jumper or vest may be worn underneath the sports jacket for additional warmth if needed, but should not be the outer layer.

Afternoon Collection Form and Processes
Please ensure you have filled out and updated the Afternoon Collection form to reflect any Term 2 changes. The form can be found here. If you collect your child onsite in the afternoons, please do not park in the short-term carpark. Please leave the carpark available to be used as part of our Kiss & Go process. A friendly reminder also to please only turn left on McCulloch St after collecting your child as a way to keep traffic flowing and to show love to our local community - please do not turn right or go straight! Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Premier's Reading Challenge
A friendly reminder that the 2022 Premier's Reading Challenge has begun! Remember to visit your local library to find books which can be added to your child's PRC reading log.

Primary Lunch Clubs for Stage 3

This term there are a number of lunch time clubs that Year 5 & 6 can attend:
Monday: Ministry For Kids (M4K)
Tuesday: Debating Club, Dance Club
Wednesday: Primary Book Club, Craft Club, Skipping Club, Tournament of Minds
Thursday: Primary Choir
Friday: Soccer Club

Mother's Day

Students across the College will have two special opportunities to celebrate Mothers’ Day. We would love to have you join us as we celebrate and acknowledge the important role of Mothers in our lives.
Mothers’ Day Breakfast: This year the College will be providing a breakfast to celebrate Mothers’ Day on Friday, 6 May 2022 from 7:45am in the Primary Years’ Quad (Please note, for catering purposes RSVP and payment was needed for this event). Primary mothers will be able to attend the Primary Years Assembly from 8:35am – 9:00am.
Mothers’ Day Stall: Students in the Primary Years will be once again be participating in a Mothers’ Day Stall.
Gifts must be pre-ordered for $6.50 each by 2pm on Friday, 29 April 2022 by clicking here
"Primary students will select their gifts on either Wednesday, 4 May 2022.

Term 1, Week 10

Camp
Thank you for supporting the Year 5 Bathurst and Year 6 Canberra camps. The students had a fantastic time and participated in a wide range of activities that gave them valuable insight into Australia's history.

Stationery Check
Please take the time over the school holidays to check your child's stationery supplies for any repairs or replacements required. Please ensure that all supplies are replenished and back at school next term.

Norwest Challenge
School holidays are a great time to review your child's progress towards the Norwest Challenge. The Year 5 & 6 Form for the Norwest Challenge is available on the College website (see 'Letters, Notes and Forms' tab). Evidence of student participation in extra-curricular events and service opportunities (e.g. Anzac Day Ceremony) should be forwarded to your child's classroom teacher as soon as practical after the event. We encourage all of our Stage 3 students to participate in the Norwest Challenge.

Happy Easter

As we celebrate Easter during the school holidays, it is our prayer that you and your family be filled with the peace and joy that comes only through having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Winter Uniform
Students will be required to wear their formal Winter uniform from Week 3 of next term, so please take the time to check it's in good condition and ready for wear. A friendly reminder that on sport days, students should first wear their sports jacket. The rust coloured jumper or vest may be worn underneath the sports jacket for additional warmth if needed, but should not be the outer layer.

Upcoming Events
View upcoming activities on the College Home Page. Click here to read more.

Kind Regards, 

Stage 3 teachers