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Cowra Public School

Term 1, Week 8 17 March, 2011
SCHOOL NSW Department of Education and Training
Mail: PO Box 285, Cowra
Phone: 6342 2400
Fax: 6341 1357
School Counsellor: 6341 3078
Our float for last Saturday’s acknowledged for their Last night many parents
Support Teachers for: Festival Parade was a great assistance, as well as all took the opportunity to
Vision/Hearing/Behaviour: 6342 4147 success. This is the first time parents who helped with speak with their child’s
Cowra Public School has costuming and allowed teachers as part of the
Dept.Health Dental Clinic: their children to participate primary parent teacher
entered a float and we
1300 552 208 last Saturday. interviews.
would not have been able
Internet Email address: to do so without the hard
work and effort of many Cowra Public School’s If, for any reason, you
people. window display for the missed this opportunity to
Festival gained a highly speak with your child’s
Internet WEB address:
I would especially like to commended. This year’s teachers, parents can ring
thank Phoebe Cowdrey window was done by the the school to organise
and Debbie Cobcroft for Infants classes. It featured another time to meet with
the overall inspiration for the Turkish story of “Hodja the teacher/s.
and leadership of the and the Mixed Up Feet”.
project. Parent-teacher interviews
Our boys’ cricket team for Infants students will be
Thank you also to parents defeated Molong to now held in the last two weeks
Fete Meeting who assisted: Emma & move into the third round of this term. Interviews will
of the PSSA competition. be held in class time, with
6.00pm Andrew Mulligan, Dylan
Gower, Rob Willis, Lizzie Well done, boys ! each class on a separate
McKay, Anne Delboux, day.
P. & C. Jayne Webster and Robert Tomorrow, our tennis team
will be travelling to Orange Information about the
AGM with Mr Lewis to take part Infants interviews will be
Thank you to Jamieson’s for in the P SSA tennis sent home next week with
tonight allowing the use of their competition. We wish the infants students.
them well.
7.00pm truck, to Aldi for cardboard
and to Piccadilly Fabrics for
Angela Colavito
in staffroom their donation.
P. & C. AGM TONIGHT 17 March 7.00pm
Stage 2 staff and students Normal meeting 7.30pm
and Mr Egan must also be
Normal meeting

FOR YOUR DIARY Friday, 25 March - 5.00pm - 8.00pm
in Primary playground
17th P. & C. AGM 7pm Second hand books & DVD’s Lucky dips
Jazzy jars
17th P. & C. Meeting 7.30pm Show bags
Fairy floss Fairy floss
25th FETE
Jaz Haunted house
26th State Elections jar
s Face & nail painting
stle Show bags
g ca Produce
pin Lucky dips
28th Infants parent interviews Jum Craft
begin Show bags
Second hand books
Kids activities Novelties
6th Combined Scripture Jumping castle
BBQ & drinks
8th End of Term Pop a balloon BBQ & drinks Snow cones
Pop a balloon
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PRIMARY: Izayah Carter, Tiarna

ASSEMBLIES PBL PROGRAM Williams, Sharlee Willaims

Congratulations to the following Gold Achievement Certificate

The following students have
students who received awards (80)
received sufficient gotchas on
at last week’s assemblies.
the school’s PBL Program to
ASSEMBLIES PRIMARY: Reagan Newham, receive an achievement
PRIMARY: Dylan Kennewell,
Glenda Brien
Tristan St Clair, Dylan Kennewell, certificate.
INFANTS James Doolan, Caitlyn Brown, The students received their
Fridays at 2.30pm Silver Achievement Certificate
Sallie Roberts, Kohan Kachel, certificate for being respectful,
Nicola Carter, Leo Farrell, Chloe on task and safe.
M1-2 will be running the Nash, Chloe Lanham, Hannah
PRIMARY: Michael Townsend
assembly and B1 will be Wright, Marcus O’Connor, Ella
presenting an item Roberts, Olivia Baxter, Storm Double Yellow Achievement
INFANTS: Izabelle Kacarovski
Holmes, Luke Williams, James Certificate (180)
tomorrow (Week 8)
McCormack, Zoe Beckett, Ellis
PRIMARY: Jemma Pokoney. Blue Achievement Certificate
Hawker, Kyah Johnstone, Katie
Next week (Week 9) there (40)
Clements, Cameron Healey, Liv
will be NO assembly due to Double Silver Achievement
Lake, Chloe Harding, Jessica
Certificate (140) INFANTS: Tobi-Lee Casey,
the FETE preparation. Darcy.
Lachlan Devlin, Amelia Simic.
PRIMARY: Adam Thain, Luke
PRIMARY INFANTS: Mitchell Blair, Eden
Wilson, Chloe Wolfenden, Luke Yellow Achievement
Wednesdays Hawker, Tallis Bell, Kenni Blair,
D’Elboux Certificate (20)
Jessica Graham, Amy O’Connor,
2.30pm - 3.15pm
Rebecca Wilks, Amber Johnson,
Double Blue Achievement INFANTS: Jack Arundale
Daniel Hatch, Kaya Sankey,
Certificate (120)
Towen Schick, Will Dunlop,
Nathaniel Blake, Katie Collins,
PRIMARY: Mitchell Hatch
Chloe Wilks, Jack Hambilton,
Shaylee Blake, Nashwa Bakini, Double Yellow Achievement
Heidi Osborne, Alec Mills, Blake Certificate (100)


PRIMARY: Kristen Mikoda INFANTS: Nashwa Bakini
I NTEREST FOR Kristen received her award for being an Nashwa received her award for being a
excellent student who always wears her very enthusiastic Year 2 student who is
PLACEMENT IN school uniform with pride. She displays always on task and happily completes all
excellent manners at all times. Kristen is a class work to the best of her ability.
YEAR 7 IN 2012 library monitor and she participates in Nashwa has beautiful manners and always
various activities both in school and shows respect. She wears her uniform with
An Expression of Interest form
outside school. Kristen always does her pride.
for placement in a
Government High School next
year was sent home last week
to every Year 6 student at
Cowra Public School .

This Expression of Interest form

allows you to indicate which
secondary school you would
like your child to attend. It is
not an application to enrol.
This form should be
completed by parents and
carers of all students
requesting placement in Year
7 in 2012.
Kristen is pictured with her parents, sisters, Nashwa is pictured with her mother, brother
This Expression of Interest form grandparents and the presenters, Daniel, Mrs Sue Davidson and the presenters,
needs to be returned to the Gidail Bakini and Isabella Allen, the School Gidail Bakini and Jackson Oliver, the school
school by TOMORROW Friday, Captains Captain and Vice Captain.
18 March 2011.

School FETE - Friday, 25 March

5.00pm-8.00pm in Primary playground
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Term 1, Week 8


This year, Educational Assessment school on time?
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 Parent/Teacher
Australia, the University of New South
interviews are scheduled to commence
Wales is celebrating the delivery of If your child is:
Monday, 28 March (Week 10).
International Competitions and
Assessments for Schools (ICAS) for 30 • 10 minutes late for school each day,
Notes will be sent home with the class
years. ICAS is the largest independent that equals 7 days learning time lost for
interview date and times will be displayed
competition and assessment program for your child in the year !
on the back. Please indicate on the reply
schools in Australia. It is also delivered to • 1/2 hour late for school each day, that
slip your preference times and return it to
over 20 countries. equals over 21 days, or 4 weeks, of
the school.
Students in Years 3 to 6 are invited and learning time lost for your child !
encouraged to enter.
If for any reason you cannot come to an
Following is a list of the subjects Remember:
interview on the nominated day, please
available, cost involved, sitting dates and
contact the school office to organise CLASSES BEGIN AT 9.10AM
entry closing dates:-
another time.
Computer Skills: (24/5/11) $7 If your child is late to school, they must
ENTRIES CLOSE Thursday, 7 April 2011 Interview dates be signed in by AN ADULT and obtain a
Kate Blackmore Tuesday 29/3/11 slip to give to their teacher.
Science: (8/6/11) $7 Mary Myles Wednesday 30/3/11
Lynda Ryan Thursday 31/3/11 The sign in book can be found on the
Writing: (21/6/11) $15
Trish Langfield Friday 1/4/11 front counter of the school office - or
Spelling: (21/6/11) $10
Anne Bowen Mondaey 4/4/11 ask at the office.
ENTRIES CLOSE Friday, 6 May 2011
Kerry White Tuesday 5/4/11 If your child is absent from school for
English: (2/8/11) $7 Karen Garling Thursday 7/4/11 any reason, please send in a written
Mathematics: (16/8/11) $7 explanation or ring the school office.
ENTRIES CLOSE Thursday, 30 June 2011


REGIONAL SWIMMING Last Monday, 14 March the boys’
cricket team had a win over Molong
CARNIVAL Public School in Round 2 of the PSSA
knockout. All the players made
Last Friday, fourteen swimmers valuable contributions to the team’s
represented Cowra District at the performance on the field and
Regional Swimming Carnival in Dubbo. enjoyed their visit to the ice cream
All swimmers did Cowra Public School factory on the way home. A special
proud and thank you to the parents who thank you to the parents who got the
transported them to and from Dubbo. team to Molong. They were Andrea
The team was: Carter, Sharon Hawker, Jayne
Webster and Tim Long (team scorer).
Nicola Carter Ethan Corcoran
The team was:
Meg Downey Brodie Graham
Gidail Bakini Oliver Carter
Mila Gower Ellis Hawker
Jai Doolan Sam Dresser
Storm Holmes Nicholas Horne
Ellis Hawker Sam Long
Chantell Rhodes Sam Long
Junior Girls’ Relay team James McCormack Jackson Oliver
Ella Roberts
From right to left: Mila Gower, Nicola Carter, Angus McFarland Isaac McFarland
Jade Teweehi
Madeline Webster, Ella Roberts Baylie Trudgett Bayley Webster
Maddeline Webster

Ellis Hawker came: 7th in backstroke; 9th in

Freestyle; 17th in Butterfly.
Jade Teweehi came: 14th in Freestsyle.
Ethan Corcoran came: 2nd in his heat for
backstroke. The Cowra Public School girls’ cricket
team will play Forbes Public School at
Halpins Flat Oval, Forbes next
PSSA TENNIS Tuesday, 22 March.
Tomorrow, Friday, 18 March the Cowra Travel to and from Forbes will be by
Public School tennis team will play Or- private car leaving Cowra Public
ange Public School in Orange in the PSSA School at 9.15am.
knockout competition.
We wish them luck. The game will commence at
The team is:
Olivia Baxter The girls will need to be in full sports
Junior Boys’ Relay team
Danielle Wright uniform and have morning tea,
From left to right: Brodie Graham, Hugh Gillham
Bayley Webster lunch, sunscreen, hat and plenty of
(Mulyan), Sam Long, Nicholas Horne
Ellis Hawker water.
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Term 1, Week 8

The countdown is on to
our Fete!
Only 1 week to go!
Bring in your old books, magazines and DVD’s for our book stall. These will be collected in your
child’s class. Large donations can be left at the office.


We desperately need some helpers to assist in building the HAUNTED HOUSE on the afternoon of Thursday, 24 March and Friday, 25
March. Please let the office know if you are able to help out.

HELPERS / VOLUNTEERS WANTED—the success of our fete rests largely on the assistance we gain from parents and
carers. If you are able to donate some time on fete day to assist on a stall or setting up / packing up, please complete the
assistance form in this week’s newsletter—many hands make light work!

JAZZY JARS - Send in your Jazzy Jars NOW!! Don’t forget there is a prize for the class who brings in the most.

PRODUCE DONATIONS If you have fresh produce (e.g. Eggs, vegetables, fruit) that you would like to donate, please
bring it to school on fete day.

CAKE STALL Your child has received a “fete plate” - please return on fete day with cakes, biscuits, slice or sweets.




There will a prize for the Infants class and

the Primary class that brings in the most jars

~~ Ideas for jars ~~

! Coloured pencils, crayons, small Friday, 25 March 2011
activity pad, felt pens,
! beads with string or wire to make
jewellery, Ist prize:
! marbles, pencil sharpener, rubber, Razor scooter
McDonalds toys
! Hair-ribbons, scrunchies, clips,
2nd prize:
comb, brush
! Sticky tape, drawing pins, small post $100 Woolworths Gift
it notes, whiteboard marker, paper Card
clips, rubber bands
! Lollies, chocolates (wrapped) Plus $100 Woolworths Gift voucher
3rd Prize:
! Bath bombs, bath crystals, soap,
hand cream, Rip Stik skateboard 1st Prize: Razor scooter
! Makeup - unused make-up samples 2nd Prize: $100 Woolworths gift voucher
cotton wool, cotton buds, lip gloss. 4th prize: 3rd Prize: Rip Stik skateboard
! Nail file, nail polish, hand cream, 4th Prize: Ecodome Biosystem
Ecodome Biosystem
nail clippers, cotton wool Drawn Friday, 25 March at the Fete
! Nails, screws, bolts, screw driver,
tape measure
! Small candles, potpourri
P. & C. Fete Meeting
! Bandaids, bandages, cotton wool, P. & C. AGM
cotton buds, small scissors, tonight
antiseptic cream Thursday, 17 March
! Perfume, bath salts, bubble bath 6.00pm in staffroom
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Term 1, Week 8

Junior netball
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Starting date: Monday, 11 April 9.00am-3.30pm
Finishing date: Thursday, 14 April Cowra Library Multipurpose Room
Time: 9.30am-12 noon
Venue: Cowra Netball courts This course helps parents to support their
Cost: $70.00 Friday 25 March 2011 teenagers to meet the challenges of the
adolescent years.
Participants should wear appropriate
clothing & footwear. Hat and sunscreen Entry $5.00
Cost $10.00 per person (or contribution you
advisable and children should being can afford).
drinking water and snack food for each 6.30pm - 8.30pm
session. Lunch, tea and coffee provided.
Kinder to Year 6 only
Registration days: Canteen available For further information or to register contact
12 March - 12 noon-2.00pm headspace Cowra on 63426186.
17 March - 5.00pm-6.00pm at netball PCYC Police and staff supervision
courts. Registration closes Friday, 22 April
Contact Pauline Rowston on 63423009. Children must be PCYC members
Relationships Australia NSW

Turkey was the guest nation

Top: Cowra Public School


Bottom: The girls dressed in

their colourful costumes

Monday 21/3/11 Tuesday 22/3/11 Wednesday 23/3/11 Thursday 24/3/11 Friday 25/3/11

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Friday 25 March
5.00 until 8.00pm
in the
primary playground

P. & C. FETE Offer of Assistance

Friday, 25 March 2011

Dear P&C Fete Committee

I am able to assist as indicated below:
I am able to run a stall or assist with a stall.
I am able to help setup during the afternoon, from 3.00pm.
I am able to help pack up at the conclusion of the Fete at 8.00pm.

Name: __________________________________________ Telephone _______________________

Suggestion: ________________________________________________________________________________________
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