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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
Website: www.mariebashirpublicschool.com.au
Email: MarieBashir-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Issue 10/2017 27 October 2017
DATES TO REMEMBER

Term 4, 2017
30 October Sunrise Show At Marie Bashir Public School
31 October Year 6 Fundraiser- Spider Drinks
2 November Art Exhibition
8 November Ultimo Public Speaking Finals
K-2 Assembly
9-10 November Stage 3 Camp to Canberra
15 November 3-6 Assembly
16 November Kindergarten Orientation
23 November Kindergarten Orientation
24 November P & C Movie Night
27 November Principal’s Morning Tea
29 November Prefect Speeches and Elections
Thank you Morning Tea for parents
4 December Presentation Day
5 December Year 7 Orientation Day
6 December Navy Band
7 December Year 6 Farewell
13 December Principal’s Excursion
15 December Stewart House Concert
Last Day of Term 4

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Principal’s Message
It has already been an extremely busy and exciting term
with events such as Grandparents Day and the stage 1 and
2 excursions to the art gallery. The staff have completed
two twighlight training and development sessions and are
now eagerly preparing for Our School Art Show.

We look forward to meeting the Channel 7 ‘Sunrise’ crew
on Monday, 30 October and later the Stage 3 camp, Year 6
farewell, presentation day, Principal’s morning tea and
excursion. This is also a really exciting time of year with
Year 6 students preparing for high school.

Aussie Of The Month
As part of the school’s student welfare program, each
month at a special assembly a student is named Aussie Of
The Month and presented with a certificate.
Our Aussie Of the Month for October is Roukaya in 5/6B.
Congratulations Roukaya!
Art Show Artist Of The Month
I look forward to seeing all students and their families Our Artist of the Month for October is Sungeun from 2B.
attend the art show to be held at the school on Thursday 2 Congratulations Sungeun! She has used oil pastels to
November 2017 and 4pm in the auditorium. Parents will create a sunset background, blending the colours together
have the opportunity to purchase their child’s self -portrait to make a gradient. Black paper has been added to create a
and are invited to be part of their class art auction. Below contrast resembling the shadow of mountains.
is a preview of some of the class art works being
auctioned. I congratulate teachers and each class for their
creativity and high standard of art work.

Light refreshments will be on sale at the canteen and tea
and coffee can be purchased from the coffee van which will
be located at the front of the school.

Showbags with popcorn and a popper that have been pre
ordered will be given to children at the end of the school
day on Thursday.

We look forward to an enjoyable afternoon.

Art Gallery Excursions
Thank you to the P & C for funding the stage 1 and stage 2
excursions to the art gallery through the Packer Family
Foundation and Crown Resorts Foundation. The students
thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed their day.

Sunrise Visits Marie Bashir Public School
On Monday, 30 October, the channel 7 Sunrise Show will
be broadcasting their weather segment live from Marie
Bashir Public School. All students are welcome to attend
from 5:30am to 8:30am. Parents and friends are welcome.
Supervision will be available for students with permission
notes. Students who attend are encouraged to bring a
snack for breakfast as well as their morning tea and lunch.
Helmets Presentation Day
It is lovely to see an increasing number of students ride Parents are asked to keep Monday 4 December aside for
their bikes or scooters to school each day. Parents are Presentation Day at 10.00am in the auditorium.
encouraged to speak to their child about riding safely.
This ensures bike riders are giving way to pedestrians. At this ceremony some children will receive awards for the
Children who ride a bicycle or scooter to school, are work they have done during the year and you will be
encouraged to wear a helmet. entertained by the school dance group, orchestra and
school choir.
I encourage all parents to attend this end of year
If you would like an enrolment form they are available
celebration.
from the school office or online from the DEC website.
The ceremony will last for approximately 1 hour.
Please note that when the form is submitted it must be
accompanied by documentary evidence of birth date. (e.g. We look forward to seeing you.
Birth Certificate, Passport.)

Selective High School Test
All applicants are required to sit the Selective High School
Placement Test to be held on Thursday 15 March, 2018.
If you would like to apply for placement in a selective high
school for your child you may do so by completing an
application form online. You will need to have an email
address (not the student’s email), access to the internet
and a printer. Online applications must be completed by
Monday 13 November 2017.
Applications for entry in 2019 can be made online
between Tuesday 10 October 2017 and Monday 13
November 2016 at the following website:
https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-
schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-
classes/year-7

For more information see attached form.

Enrolments for 2018
Packages for new children who will be starting in
Kindergarten through to Year 6 at Marie Bashir Public
School next year have been posted.

I look forward to meeting these children at our orientation
days to be held on Thursday 16 and 23 November.

It is expected that our student numbers will increase to
360 at the commencement of 2018.
If you have a child who is eligible to start Kindergarten
next year, you will need to submit an enrolment form as
soon as possible. To be eligible to start school, children
must turn 5 on or before 31 July, 2018.
Marie Bashir Public School
159 Albert Road Strathfield, 2135
Phone: (02) 8736 4400 Fax: (02) 8736 4450
Email: mariebashir-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
Web: www.mariebashirpublicschool.com.au

You are invited to attend our
2017 Presentation Day Ceremony
To be held on
Monday, 4 December, 2017
in the School Auditorium
at 10.00am.
At this ceremony some children will receive awards for the work they
have done during the year and you will be entertained by the school
dance group, school orchestra and school choir.

I encourage all parents to attend this end of year celebration.

(If you bring preschoolers to the ceremony please sit near the door so
that you can take them outside if they become noisy. This will ensure
that the students are not distracted and everyone will be able to enjoy
the morning.)

The ceremony will last for approximately 1 hour.

We look forward to seeing you.
Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2019
Dear Parent/Carer
Selective high schools cater for high achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient
classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools 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 selective high school placement are considered mainly on the basis of the Selective High School
Placement Test results and school assessment scores. The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on
Thursday 15 March 2018.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2019, you need to apply soon.
You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be available from 10 October 2017 in a printed application
information booklet and at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-
classes/year-7.

The application website opens at https://education.nsw.gov.au/selective-high-schools-and- opportunity-classes/year-7 on
10 October 2017 and closes on 13 November 2017. You must apply before the closing date.

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 10 October
2017.
You must submit only ONE application for each student.
Remember: the tear-off slip below is not an application and the school cannot apply on your behalf.
Yours Sincerely

Jacqueline Attard
Principal

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 A SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL. This is a notice to your primary school
only that you intend to apply.
TO APPLY YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AND THEN APPLY THROUGH THE HIGH PERFORMING STUDENTS
APPLICATION WEBSITE:
https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7
Intention to apply for Year 7 entry to a selective high school in 2019

Student’s name: Class: __________

I intend to apply for selective high school entry in 2019 Yes No
If Yes EITHER

I have internet access and will be applying online
OR
I do not have internet access and will use the public library to complete the application
Signature of parent/carer:
Note: THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR ENTRY TO A SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL.
This is a notice to your primary school only that you intend to apply.

TO APPLY YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AND THEN APPLY THROUGH THE HIGH PERFORMING STUDENTS
APPLICATION WEBSITE
Not Returning To Marie Bashir Public School In 2018
We are now starting to consider the arrangement of classes for 2018. As you would be aware, schools are
staffed according to the number of children who enrol at the beginning of each year. To assist in our planning,
we need to know of any children currently in K to Year 5 who will not be returning in 2018. If you know your
child will not be at Marie Bashir Public School next year, would you please complete the form below and return
it to school as soon as possible.

Please note that if your child will be returning to school after the first day of term (i.e. Tuesday, 30 January
2018) you will also need to notify the school in writing otherwise your child cannot be allocated to a class.

Thank you for your support.

Regards,

Jacqui Attard
Principal

………………………………………………………………………………
ONLY RETURN THIS NOTE IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING MARIE BASHIR
PUBLIC SCHOOL IN 2018

Child’s Name: ____________________________________

2017 Class: ___________________

My child will be enrolling in another school and not returning to Marie Bashir Public School in 2018.

Signature: __________________________ _________ Date: ______________________________

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow
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GRADING IS ABOUT TO START

Dear Parents and Players,
In line with our communications last year, Strathfield FC have been working hard to allow for earlier
engagement with the players for the club next season. As such, we are opening the grading for all age
groups U8 – U17 in November.

The grading schedule for all age groups is outlined on our website and we ask everyone attending to register
so we can be organised.

In most instances, coaches will also contact players directly but note that regardless of contact from a
previous years coach, you are advised to please make sure you attend ALL your grading sessions, as outlined
in the schedule.

I f you have any friends or family that also w ant to com e dow n and play the best gam e in the
w orld, please feel free to invite them to these gradings in N ovember/ Decem ber.

View the Grading Schedule at: https://strathfieldfc.com.au/register-to-play/grading/

A Summer Competition is coming

With the completion of the new Synthetic field, we are working hard to develop an internal 5-6 a side
competiton during the summer season.

More details will be released as they come to hand, so... watch this space!
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