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    PH: 9398 1986 FAX: 9399 8287 EMAIL: [email protected]

    WEBSITE: www.rainbowst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

    TERM 1 WEEK 11



    Term 2 Week 1 Monday 29 April – School Development Day (No students at school unless in Vacation Care with TASK) Tuesday 30 April – Students return to school; ANZAC Assembly; Opportunity Class 2020 application website opens Wednesday 1 May – 9am NAPLAN information session for parents in the Library Thursday 2 May – ESPSSA Zone Netball team trials Friday 3 May – Cross Country; 11:30am 3-6 Assembly (4H) in the Hall Week 2 Monday 6 May – 6pm P & C Meeting Tuesday 7 May – Debating workshop Wednesday 8 May - ESPSSA Zone Softball team trials Friday 10 May – 2pm K-2 Assembly (KS) in the Hall Week 3 Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 May – NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5) Friday 17 May – OC applications close; ESPSSA Zone Cross Country Carnival; 11:30am 3-6 Assembly (3E) in the Hall

    What’s Happening At Rainbow Street? Can you believe that Term 1 is at its end! We have now been in our new learning spaces for close to 11 full weeks! It certainly has been a busy term with unpacking, settling into our new environment and lots of fabulous learning experiences. Parent Teacher Interviews It was fantastic to see so many of you at school this week for parent/teacher interviews. It is such an important part of schools and families working together. Whilst we do have this formal time at the end of Term 1, a reminder that you are most welcome to schedule

    an interview with your child’s class teacher or any of the support teachers at any time during the year. This is particularly important if you have a concern or a change in family circumstances that may impact on your child. Simply contact the school to organise a mutually convenient time. Staff News Miss Goldspink commences her study and professional development leave next term. We thank Kerri for the great start she has given 2G this year and look forward to Mr Ethan Rhodes joining the Rainbow Street PS school community from next term. Ms Orla Kirwan has worked in the Office part-time at Rainbow Street PS for the last 14 and a half years. Orla also works at Pagewood PS. Pagewood recently had an increase in Office staff hours and, sadly for us, Orla has been appointed there full-time. Orla has been instrumental in ensuring that students are cared for and the Office runs smoothly. She has helped many, many parents, students and staff over the time that she has been at Rainbow Street. Whilst we will miss Orla enormously, we can all empathise that working in one location will be much easier for her and her family. We thank Orla for all that she has done in her time at Rainbow Street, the kindness, care and support she has given, and look forward to catching up with her at our school events such as the official opening of the ‘new’ school. Easter Celebrations Thank you to everyone who was involved with or attended our celebrations on Wednesday. We had lots of magnificent hats, a visit from the Easter Bunny and over 120 raffle prizes!

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    Certificates were presented for the Egg Decorating Competition. Congratulations to our winners:

    K-2 Highly Commended

    Bryn Matthew

    K-2 Traditional 1st Tiaga 2nd Albert 3rd Amelie A 4th Amelie H

    K-2 Character 1st Nea 2nd Ines 3rd Tiago 4th Lachie

    3-6 Highly Commended

    Amelia Hanice

    3-6 Traditional 1st Amelie E 2nd Neave 3rd Daniil 4th Aedan

    3-6 Character 1st Alicia 2nd Sara 3rd Ryan 4th Griff

    The raffle raised close to $2000 which will be spent on K-2 Readers. Mr Stevens, Mrs Engles and Mrs Adams are in the process of developing an order. Thank you for your generosity and support. Disabled Surfers Association of Australia (DSAA) On Saturday, 6 April 2019, the DSAA held one of their annual surfing events at Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast. The DSAA is a totally voluntary registered public institution and surfing’s only registered charity dedicated to the disabled. The institute’s mantra is “Putting Smiles on Dials”. In attendance at this event was Rainbow Street Public School’s very own Kate. Kate participated in her first surfing experience with the support of the DSAA volunteers and a surprise helper, Mr Roberts. Kate had a wonderful time at the

    DSAA event and has enjoyed sharing her surfing stories with her peers this week.

    Major Capital Works Update Much grass laying has occurred this week. We now have to be patient whilst it ‘takes’.

    Holiday works:

     Kane will be working in the car park area the first week of the holidays. Access to site for TRAC will be through the main school gates. There will be a section of the COLA fenced off as Kane need to do some work on the pipes. Other areas used by TRAC will all be as usual.

     During the second week, Kane plans to clean, grout and seal the tiles in the main entrance. This will mean that TRAC will need to be accessed through the carpark/side gate near the TRAC entrance door, much like when TRAC opened in the January holidays.

     Please note that the Young Street gate will not be open during the school holiday period. All access to TRAC will be through the front of the school.

    Opportunity Class 2020 Placement – Repeat Notice Opportunity classes cater for academically gifted and talented students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools help gifted and talented students

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    to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level. Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test and school assessments. The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 31 July 2019. If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2020, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address). Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available from Tuesday 30 April 2019 at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public- schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity- classes/year-5 The application website opens on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and closes on Friday 17 May 2019. You must apply by the due date. There are no paper application forms. If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Team for assistance after 30 April 2019. You must submit only ONE application for each student.

    Chess Chess Club will commence Friday of Week 1 during second half lunch. It will take place each Friday in the Year 1

    Creation Station. Any student from K–6 who plays chess or would like to learn to play is welcome to attend. Students don’t need to provide anything but if they choose to attend must stay for all of second half lunch. Ms Hagan

    Earn and Learn If you shop at Woolworths, don’t forget to collect Earn and Learn stickers for our school. Sticker sheets and the deposit box are available in the foyer.

    Sport News Sadly we have had some wet weather this

    term which has led to the cancellation of PSSA. Parents who paid in full for this term will have the payments from the cancelled weeks carried over for

    Term 4 when Summer PSSA resumes. If however you would prefer a refund now, please contact the Office.

    K-2 Student of the Week Week 10

    Class Student Awarded for.....

    KS Stephanie Working hard to learn her sight words

    KR Violet Trying really hard with her public speaking

    KH Dylan Improved comprehension strategies

    1W Liam Fantastic effort during maths

    1EH Aza Being a helpful and kind student

    1/2A James Being a positive and diligent class member

    2M Teo Outstanding attitude to learning

    2G Sherylin Being a role model to others during pair work

    Week 11

    Class Student Awarded for.....

    KS Emanuel Being a supportive friend

    KR Abigail Always cooperating kindly with others

    KH Carla Positive attitude to learning

    1W Violet Writing fantastic narratives

    1EH Jiji Enthusiastic singing and dancing to the ‘Easter Bunny Bop’

    1/2A Sejaan Outstanding effort in all learning areas

    2M Emily Working hard to improve her writing

    2G Francisca Excellent effort in all areas

    Rainbow Awards Year Student

    1 Ethan M and Jamie

    2 Eden, Nea, Mae, Hayden Z and Ben

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    Recent Uniform Sale Went very well. Thanks to those parents and children who volunteered, bought, interacted. Nice to meet you all. Special thanks to Isabel and Carol Ann for their organising finesse. Easter Hat Parade Went very we