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Second Hand Uniform Stall

From your P&C: Our second hand uniform stall is open this Sunday 21st of October from 9am to 11am. Address: 14 Hampshire Ave, West Pymble. Please do not arrive before 9am. 

French Day Reminder

Reminder that French day  Crepe orders and money are due in tomorrow. Please leave them in the box at the office 

FRENCH DAY TERM 4 WEEK 2.pdf

Interrelate Parent Sessions

Message from your P&C:

2 Sessions for families addressing Sexuality and Relationship Education

Session 1 - Where did I come from? (1 Hour Session)
6pm Sharp 
Suitable for Years 3-6
Cost $35 per Family

Session 2 - Preparing for Puberty (1 Hour Session)
7.15pm
Suitable for Years 5-6 (years 3-4 parents discretion)
Cost $35 per Family

$40 to attend BOTH sessions

Tea, Coffee and a light super will be provided
Bookings can be made using the following link:
https://www.trybooking.com/YIRL

For more information on what is covered in each session visit:
On Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 6:00pm

LOCATION - WPPS SCHOOL LIBRARY

Student Statement of Account

A new Statement of Account has been emailed to all families today.

September 28 Newsletter

Click here to view the September 28 Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Statement of Account Information

Please find attached Statement of Account Information letter.

Statement of Account Information

Thank you!

Thank you to our amazing WPPS family, our wondeful P&C team, parents, carers, grandfriends and the wider community who purchased items from the 'Wishing Tree' at Spring Showcase. Nearly $3000 worth of new resources will be enriching the opportunities your child or grandchild experiences in the classroom. We recieved your very generous gifts this morning and can't wait to use them all. After all, new resources for teachers are like press cards for journalists, bonuses for bankers or an expense card for those in sales or marketing. We are all grinning from ear to ear! Thank you very much.   

Influenza Warning

Please be advised we have had a confirmed case of Influenz A confirmed within the School Community.

For more information, please refer to the attached Fact Sheet.

Influenza A Fact Sheet

NAPLAN

Dear Parents and Carers,

You will be receiving your child’s NAPLAN results this week.

 

There are a few issues regarding NAPLAN about which I would like you to be informed:

 

  1. Due to the complexities of comparing the online version with pen and paper tests, results are not available for Principals and teachers to view their results as yet, so we will be unable to answer any questions you may have about your child’s results until results are released to schools. 

Following is an excerpt from a DoE email, recently received:

“The transition to NAPLAN online in 2018 has created additional complexity to the required data analysis and reporting. The slight delay in the release of school level data in SCOUT is attributable to ACARA providing the data later than usual and NESA taking longer to reconcile this data and then providing it to the department.”

  1. There have been widely reported issues amongst principals about the individual writing results in particular. At my recent Principal’s meeting, discussion  centred around the adjustment made to data to try to align online NAPLAN with the pen and paper version and how this has resulted in significant fluctuations in scores and in most cases in our area, scores are below state average. There is also great concern about the MySchool website. The Primary Principals’ Association has called for a review.

  2. Finally, a word from a recent DoE webinar:

“Take care with the amount of dependence placed on NAPLAN data this year. There is volatility around trend performance, value add and student growth and greater variability at the school level”.

 

My advice remains as always, is that NAPLAN is a snapshot taken on one day every two years and greater reliance should be placed on in-school assessments and feedback as a valid indicator of what students know and can do and of their progress and growth.

 

Kind Regards,

Bronwyn Wilson
Principal
West Pymble Public School
Apollo Ave  West Pymble   2073
T: 9144 7584
F: 9988 3875

Important Announcement

Dear Parents and Carers,

I wish to advise that today, one of our students found a pin in a banana that she had just peeled.  The fruit was purchased outside of the school.  I have reported the incident to the appropriate authorities.  I would like to reasssure you that the student concerned is safe and no injuries have been sustained.

Can I please urge caution and request that you ensure that all fruit is chopped up before it is consumed.

Kind regards,

Ms Bronwyn Wilson

Principal