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Marie Bashir Public School

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

159 Albert Road Phone: (02) 8736 4400
Strathfield NSW 2135 Fax: (02) 8736 4450

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Issue 4/2017 28 April 2017

Term 2, 2017
26 April Students return
ANZAC Day assembly at school
2 May School Cross Country
3 May Year 3-6 assembly
4 May Mothers Day stall
9 May NAPLAN- Language Conventions And Writing
10 May NAPLAN- Reading
K-2 Assembly
11May NAPLAN- Numeracy
17 May 3-6 Assembly
Zone Cross Country
19 May Walk safely to School Day
22 May Reading Information session for parents
24 May K-2 Assembly
31 May 3-6 Assembly
31 May- 2 June Music Camp
12 June Queens Birthday
School Closed
14 June 3-6 Assembly
15 June Stage 2 Excursion
21 June Choir Rehearsal
K-2 Assembly
27 June Stage 3 Excursion
28 June 3-6 Assembly
30 June Last Day of term 2

Principals Message mathematics syllabus, self- organised learning groups
Welcome back to all students, parents and staff (SOLE) and Fundamental movement skills.
members. I trust that everyone took some time to relax
and refresh themselves for what will undoubtedly be a Thank you to all students who returned to school after
busy term 2. the school holidays with their winter uniform. Please
label your childs clothing with their name for easy
Our collective commitment, high expectations and the identification. Students are reminded that they are
creation of aspiration for the students we teach will again required to wear navy blue knitted jumpers as part of
be a key contributor to the enhanced educational their school uniform. Jumpers with brand name logos
outcomes. displayed and other coloured jumpers are not to be worn
to school. I encourage all students to wear the school
I wish all students a rewarding term ahead. blazer in term 2 as the weather gets colder. Blue sports
jackets are to be worn on sports day ONLY. They are
I welcome back Mrs Ling who will teach 3W on Monday not to be worn with the school uniform
to Wednesday and Mrs Natoli on Thursday and Friday.

The Staff Development Day on Monday 24 April

provided staff with the opportunity to focus on the
volume and measurement components of the
Aussie Of The Month Artist of the Month
As part of the schools student welfare program, each Our Artist of the month for March is Mazin in 3T.
month at a special assembly a student is named Aussie Congratulations Mazin!
of the Month and presented with a certificate.
Mazin has used acrylic paint to create this Pop Art
Our Aussie of the Month for March is Matilda (2B). inspired artwork. He has focused on using bright colours
Congratulations Matilda! and repetition to create interest and emphasis.

Excellent work Mazin!

Public Speaking 2017

At the end of last term, all students from Year 1 through
to Year 6 prepared speeches for the Multicultural Public
Speaking Competition.
The speeches were all very well prepared and of a very
high standard. The winners of the competition were:
Junior Champions: Samuel 1S
Yasmeen 2B
Intermediate Champions: Liam 4S
Our Artist of the month for April is Ummehani in Year 4S.
Lang (3/4A) Congratulations Ummehani!
Senior Champions: Sarah 5/6B
Cynthia 5/6B Ummehani has been working very hard in her art
classes to create this cartoon portrait inspired by Andy
Warhol. She has used oil pastel and ink to ensure her
ANZAC Day artwork is bold and bright. Well done Ummehani!
Thank you to all the students and teachers who attended
the ANZAC Day dawn service at Burwood Park. They Mrs Davidson
are great ambassadors for Marie Bashir Public School. I
was extremely proud of them.

Thank you to Mrs Le who organised the school ANZAC

service on Wednesday 26 April, Karthik and Kira who
led the assembly and all students who brought in flowers
for the wreath.
NAPLAN Kiss and Drop Zone
Each year the students in Years 3 & 5 complete a basic Please display your childs name on your cars dash
skills test called The National Assessment Program in board so we can quickly identify each parent.
Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). This year the test
will be conducted on the 9 -11 May. Parents and Citizens Association
The next P & C meeting will be held on Wednesday, 16
Mathematics Enrichment Classes August, 2017. I would encourage as many parents as
During Term 2, our school is running weekly possible to attend.
Mathematics Problem Solving enrichment classes for a
group of students who will be nominated bythe class Opportunity Class Placement Test
teacher. The class will run during the middle session Parents seeking opportunity class placement for Year 5
each Thursday and aims to extend and develop entry in 2018 are required to submit an application by
mathematical problem solving amongst students in Friday 12 May 2017. Generally students are in Year 4 in
grades 3-6. Through working mathematically, students 2017 when applying for Year 5 entry in 2018.
bring forward their talent and extend their ability in
mathematics, benefiting from greater challenge. Parents of Year 4 students wishing to apply for
opportunity class placement will need to complete an
Stage 3 Charity Day Intention to apply form available in the newsletter.
Last term on Tuesday the 5 April, Years 5 and 6 ran a
Charity Day to raise money for the Save the Children Parents seeking opportunity class placement for
charity. The weather seemed perfect for the day but students in 2018 will be able to apply for up to two
then all of a sudden it started to pour. Fortunately it schools of their choice. It is expected that parents will
stopped just in time for the event to begin. make appropriate decisions when choosing a school that
is within reasonable travelling distance.
We had many stalls including hair spray, spider drinks,
ice cream, cupcake decorating, toy stalls, lucky dips and
hit the target games. Parents are strongly encouraged to give careful
consideration to the time taken and modes of transport
Everybody had a great time and we raised $1 392. involved when choosing a school with an opportunity
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our
Charity Day to help young refugees such as the Parents of students currently enrolled in a NSW public
refugees in Syria through the crisis. school with access to the internet, a printer and their
own email address (not the students) should apply for
Aliyah Conlon opportunity class placement online by going to this
Year 6 internet website:

Late applications will not be accepted after the

closing date of 12 May 2017.

School APP
Marie Bashir Public School is using a school app to
communicate with parents. Parents will be notified of
our news, messages, events and other communication.

Simply download the tiqbiz app to your phone or tablet.

To download, search tiqbiz in your app store or
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Open tiqbiz and register/log in.

Inside the menu, click on Find and Tick.

Type: Marie Bashir Public School into the search bar.

Select us from the results.

Click the grey tick on the boxes that apply to you.

When the tick turns green, you are connected.
Passcode: mbps

Click on the inbox icon.

This is where you will receive our instant messages.
Jacqui Attard
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow



Dear Parent/Carer

Opportunity classes cater for highly achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own
academic and social level. These classes help gifted and talented students 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 26 July 2017.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2018, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the
internet using a valid email address (not the students email address).
Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available from 26 April 2017 in a printed application information booklet and at . The application website opens on 26 April 2017 and
closes on Friday 12 May 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

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 Unit for assistance after 26 April 2017.

You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Yours sincerely


Cut along the dotted line and return the completed slip below to this school by next Friday.

Note: THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR ENTRY TO AN OPPORTUNITY CLASS. This is a notice to your primary school only that you intend to apply.

Intention to apply: Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2018

Students name: ____________________________________________________________________ Class: _______________________

I am interested in applying for opportunity class placement in 2018 Yes No

I have internet access and will be applying online


I do not have internet access and will use a public library to complete the application

Signature of parent/carer: ____________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________


is a notice to your primary school only that you intend to apply.