Term 3 Week 8 - Blandford Public School

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Sep 7, 2013 ... team members: Justin, Stella, Cameron and Emily placed 2nd at the. Regional carnival last week with a time of 1.00.77. The children are.
TERM 3 Week 8 4th September 2013

Blandford Public School Newsletter ‘Do Our Best’ Tel: 02 6546 6117 Fax: 02 6546 6023 Email: [email protected]

Principal’s Message We all had a lovely day last Thursday for our annual Fathers’ Day breakfast. A large and tasty bacon and egg roll, coffee, a chat with friends and the bridge building challenge, kept all of our dads, granddads and special gentlemen busy and happy. There was a great display of interesting bridges built with the minimum of materials and lots of enthusiasm.



Regional Athletics Carnival —30.8.13 Our Blandford PS family is very excited and proud that our PP5 relay team members: Justin, Stella, Cameron and Emily placed 2nd at the Regional carnival last week with a time of 1.00.77. The children are off to the state carnival at the Olympic Park athletics stadium early next term. Congratulations and well done to each of you and a big thankyou to Mrs Belinda Teague for managing training sessions over the past few weeks. This is our second team to state finals this year after the swimming relay team. Well done to our small school for these big results. Mrs Cooper and the infants class visited the water and sewerage works in Murrurundi yesterday as part of their study about “water”. Our students have written about their day later in this newsletter. Eliza, Stella, Seth and Charlotte are travelling to Singleton on 13th September to participate in the Premier’s Spelling Bee. Thank you to parents for transporting your children to this interesting activity. Stella, Tyler and Darcy are also competing in the Tamworth Chess festival this Friday 6th September. Good luck to you all and thanks to parents. We would not be able to offer the range of activities for our small school students without your help and engagement with the education of your children. Remember this Saturday is election day with a car wash, sausage sizzle and cake stall at Blandford PS. Please send cakes, slice, pickles and jams to school this Friday or early Saturday morning. We will be washing cars, cooking sausages and selling cakes from 9am until 12pm. It would be great to see as many families as possible supporting this fund raiser for our students. Many thanks to those who have sent in notes so far. I will be away from school as of today on long service leave. Mrs Cooper is the Relieving Principal during this time and Mrs Crowe will be teaching the Y3-6 class. If you have any queries or concerns please speak with Mrs Cooper. I will be back to begin Term 4 on Tuesday 8th October. Enjoy your holidays, as I will. Enjoy the rest of your week . Isabel Fox Principal

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School Newsletter—Term 3 Week 8—4th September 2013 Students of the Week K-2 Brady—extra special care and attention when doing art work Angus—extra special care and attention when doing art work Y3-6 Ezra—great thinking in maths with problems about money. Brock– big improvement in spelling—well done! UHSC—Youth Council Movie Night—6th September Information attached for this children’s event in Scone. There will be a bus from Murrurundi leaving 5pm from the CTC Centre and Blandford 5.10pm at Don’s Store. If you would like to catch the bus at Blandford please let Edward Roser know and he will arrange for the bus to pick you up at Don’s Store. SES SES will be coming to the school on Monday, 9th September to talk about storm safety. Environmentors On Tuesday, 17th October there will be a talk about the environment, recycling and careful use of resources such as water. Uniform changes and Hats. As the weather has turned very warm, very quickly, children may wear their summer uniform for the remainder of the term. Please make sure hats are labeled and worn every day. We are enforcing a “no hat no play in the sun” rule as part of our sun safe policy. Updated Student Medical Details During Terms 3 and 4 all DEC schools will be updating medical records systems to ensure the most up-to-date information on your child’s health. The new forms will help to better manage the daily and emergency health needs of your child. We appreciate your support as we collect this information. If you have any questions please call the office or make an appointment for a chat. Please return the attached record forms by the end of the term and provide information about all allergies –allergies can be the cause of extreme emergency situations.

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School Newsletter—Term 3 Week 8—4th September 2013 Eggs available from the office—$3 per dozen Musica Viva—Tuesday 10th September The next Musica viva concert is scheduled for Tuesday 10th September. Please return notes by Friday this week. Stage 2/3 Aussie Bush Camp Excursion—Week 2 Term 4 Thank you for deposits and payments received so far for camp. Please finalise payment and permission notes, code of conduct and medical forms by the end of the term. All other arrangements are organised for our camp. Golf Program The Year 2-6 students completed the golf skills days last Wednesday. Mr McGuirk and Mrs Watts from Scone Golf Club representing the Jack Newton Golf Foundation, with two extra coaches spent the morning with our children and enjoyed morning tea with staff. Plans for several golf sessions at the Murrurundi golf course are planned for next term for sport. Circus Day There is a Circus Day at school on Wednesday, 11th September. Students are to wear their sports clothes.

On the 3rd of September K, 1, 2 went to the waterworks. We went to the big dam and then we went to 2 tanks. On the way back we saw a bird’s nest with blue things in it. Then we went to the sewerage treatments, it didn’t smell too bad. Samantha

Yesterday K-2 went on an excursion with Mr Davis. We drove on the bus to Murrurundi, first we went up near the bridge to go to the tip. We turned left and followed the road to where the trucks get loaded, we turned up and followed the road, we passed horses, cows, sheep and lambs. We got there after about five minutes. We looked at where the water gets cleaned and then goes into the Pages River and then goes into a big dam that’s eight metres deep. From there we went to the sewerage treatment, we looked at the water, it didn’t stink but they pulled out undies, phones and lots of rubbish. Finally we took Mr Davis back to the Council then we came back to school. Brady

P & C Meeting The next P & C meeting will be 1pm on Friday in the library. Car wash on Election Day– Saturday 7th September 9.00-12.00 $15 per vehicle Sausage sandwiches and a cake stall will also be held on the day. Please deliver cakes to school on Friday 6th or Saturday 7th September. Helpers needed for the car wash and BBQ —please return slip

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ELECTION DAY CAR WASH AND CAKE STALL—Saturday 7th September 2013 I will / will not be available to help with the car wash and or BBQ There will also be ______ members of my family to help on the day. Signed _________________________________

Date ____________________

I will / will not be able to supply ________ (number of items) of baked goods for the cake stall

Father’s Day BBQ

Dam & Treatment Works