From the Principal

Stanmore Public School Message from the Principal

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a very busy start to the term, with the Anzac Day assembly, Cross Country carnival, drama performances for Stage 2 and 3 and check-in assessments for Years 4 and 6 all taking place while our teachers and students are well on their way with Term 2’s teaching and learning programs.

The Anzac Day assembly on Tuesday was solemn and moving. Thanks to the student executive and Ms Lopes, who presented a clear account of the Anzac Day story and the importance of the day in our national calendar; and to Alex Bieri, our school band program manager who played beautiful renditions of the Last Post and the Reveille. Lest We Forget.

The Cross Country carnival on Thursday was a great success – thanks to all the teachers who organised and supervised the events, and congratulations to all students who completed the course. Special congratulations to the top six place getters from each age group, who will represent the school at the Balmain Zone Cross Country on the 26th May.

Term 2 Activities Statements

Activities statements and invoices have been sent via email today. We are using a new service which allows us to send invoices electronically, and provides an easy link directly to a payment page, saving paper and making it more convenient for families.

If you are having difficulties, please see the attached help guide.

If you haven’t received your Term 2 activities statement and invoice via email today, please let the office know:

Please note that Year 6 jerseys, Stage 3 camp and winter sport will be invoiced shortly and another statement will be issued.

Year 3-6 Winter Sport – commencing Week 5

In the coming weeks, options for Winter Sports for students in Years 3-6 will be sent out via Operoo. We have a range of sporting activities which require a fee payment, as well as a comprehensive school sport program which has no cost.

Summer sport fees must have been paid, or financial assistance sought from the school, for students to be offered places in paid Winter Sport programs.

Picking up students during the day

If you need to pick up your child from school early, for appointments which cannot be scheduled outside school hours, please avoid coming to the office at break times.

Recess: 11:00 – 11:20
Lunch: 12:40 – 1:40

It is very difficult to locate children in the playground at these times. If you are going to need to collect your child during these times, it is essential that you notify your child’s teacher and the school office beforehand, and ask your child to come and meet you at the office at the beginning of the break time.

Procedures for pick up at Kiss and Go (Holt St gate)

To ensure the smooth operation of the Kiss and Go Zone, and optimal safety for all students and staff, if your child is not in the line when you arrive at the gate, please continue driving around the block and pull up again. The Kiss and Go Zone can only function effectively if there is a constant flow of traffic in and out of the area. Please listen to and follow supervising teachers’ instructions when in your vehicle, to ensure child safety and the smooth operation of the service.

Evacuation practice

We will be holding an evacuation drill one day in the next two weeks, so when your child comes home from school telling you about an evacuation, it was almost definitely just a practice!

Until next week,

Hugh Miller

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