- PRINCIPALS REPORT
- Welcome back to Term 3
- Child and Student Wellbeing Survey
- FAQ for parents - Rumble Quest 2019
- Aussie of the Month for June - Alex Stolp
- 3/4 and 4/5 Excursion
- Bush Tucker and Dance workshop
- SCHOOL INFORMATION
- School Association T-Towel Fundraiser
- TAG (Talented and Gifted) Flyers
- Term 3 Helen O'Grady Drama Flyer
- Parent Information Flyers
- West Hobart Spring Garden Festival 2019
- Entertainment Book
Welcome back to school!! I hope you’ve all had a relaxing break with your children over the past two weeks.
We have certainly hit the ground running with preparation for our NAIDOC week assembly already underway. Note NAIDOC week was celebrated officially during the school holidays, however, as a school we are committed to ensuring our students and wider community understand the importance of understanding and learning further about our Aboriginal community. During this week students across the school will again participating in activities and events to celebrate the Aboriginal culture in Australia. Students will be building canoes, huts and enjoying making Aboriginal art. We invite all the community to the NAIDOC week assembly on Friday 2 August.
A bush tucker and dance workshop will be held at the Knocklofty Reserve on Thursday 25 July from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. This is a community event and we strongly encourage parents, friends and students to attend this fantastic opportunity.
A reminder that on the 31 July is our School Association meeting for this term. Please contact the School Association on email@example.com if you’d like any issues raised or have any great ideas for the future development of our school.
Regards Mr Michael Park
Attention: Parents and Carers of students in Years 1–3
Child and Student Wellbeing Survey
The wellbeing of our students is important to us.
To get an understanding of how students across Tasmania feel about their own wellbeing, students in Years 1–3 at Goulburn Street Primary School will be taking part in a wellbeing survey.
This is a trial of the Early Years wellbeing survey, Rumble’s Quest, which is being trialled across 28 schools, as part of the Department of Education’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.
The details for the survey in our school are:
Name of survey: Rumble’s Quest
When: Friday 9August
Who: Students in Years 1–3
What do I need to do: You and your child do not need to do anything. The survey will be done in class time and will not require your child to prepare in any way.
A letter with more information has been sent home with all students in Years 1–3, including Frequently Asked Questions, and a form to sign and return to the school if you do not want your child to participate in the survey.
If you would like further information, please contact Mr Park.
Thank you for supporting us to ensure that all our learners are safe, feel supported and are able to flourish, so they can engage in learning.
Grade 3/4 and 4/5 Excursions - Week 2
Chinese Language and Culture Learning – 50th Anniversary of CCAT Exhibition
As part of our studies of Chinese, we have been invited to be part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania (CCAT) at the CCAT Clubhouse in North Hobart. Members have organised a number of activities to raise the awareness of the importance of China in history, the importance of China in the community and the contribution the CCAT has made in Tasmania. On Monday, July 29, we will visit the exhibition from 1.15-2.15 and participate in activities such as learning how to use chopsticks, learning how to write with a traditional brush, looking at costumes and paper cutting. We will have an early lunch on this day and will bus to and from the clubhouse in North Hobart. Any parents or grandparents assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please let Henk or Jill know if you are able to attend.
Cascade Female Factory – “Her Story”
On Tuesday 30 July, our classes will be visiting the Cascade Female Factory as part of our unit of work on Australian History. At the Female Factory we will be watching, Her Story, a part history lesson, part roaming theatre show. Her Story is an accurate depiction of the life within the Cascades Female Factory in 1833. This exciting and dramatic visitor experience runs approximately 45 minutes and brings to life the extraordinary story of the convict women and their children who spent time at the Cascade Female Factory in the 1800s.
We will be leaving school at 9.00 and will walk to the Female factory along the Rivulet Track. The play begins at 9.45 and after the play we will have morning tea and walk back to school.
Again parent/grandparent help would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you are able to help. Thank you
A reminder to parents/carers to notify the school office if their child is unable to attend school due to illness or any other reason.
- By phone (6234 1884)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A medical certificate is required if a child is absent due to illness for 5 days or more.
Signing Students in/out
To ensure we have an accurate record of student attendance in case of an emergency we ask that any student arriving at school later than 9.00am or leaving for any reason during the school day be signed in or out at the school office.
Duty of Care
Students are not to arrive before 8.30am and should be picked up by 3.10pm. This is for the students’ protection and safety as there are no teachers on duty prior to 8.30am or after 3.10pm.
School Volunteers – Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP)
All volunteers and helpers working within our school are reminded that they must have a current WWVP card.
To register go to the Department of Justice website and follow the instructions.
The registration approval process can take several weeks, so new parents to the school, are encouraged to start their application as soon as possible. If you have a card please check that it is still current. Registration requires renewal every 3 years.
Students with Dollarmite accounts are able to bank at school on Thursdays.
Uniforms can be purchased from the school office from 8.30am until 3.00pm daily
Students can but ice-creams, quelch sticks, Nippy milk and apples daily from our canteen operated by our students. Friday is lunch order day, students place an order on Thursday for Friday delivery. See our lunch order price list below.
A reminder to families who pre-ordered Goulburn Street T-Towels that they are available now from the office.
The school has paid for your pre-orders so prompt pick-up and payment would be appreciated. Thank you.