A message from the Primary Deputy

Car lines almost perfect!
Thank you to parents and carers for taking on board the information contained in the last newsletter, regarding car line pickup.  However, we still need further assistance in these two areas, to ensure the safety of all the children of an afternoon:

1) Please don’t congregate around the car lines end of the oval once you have picked up your child.  This makes it very tricky for staff to tell who has and hasn’t been picked up.  If you wish to stay and chat with other parents, please move well away from car lines.
2) Please don’t allow your child to run around the oval after they have been picked up.  This encourages younger children to join them, and causes great confusion at car lines.  Once you have picked up your child, they must remain close by, under your direct supervision.

Market Day
Market Day is a fun activity for our Year 3-6 students, as they engage with an enthusiastic group of High School students.  These students, who are studying Business Studies, have planned and established their own “business” for our students to attend.  This may involve games or activities to enjoy, or items to buy.  The day is a mufti day for our Years 3 to 6 students.  Note that this is not a compulsory activity, so students are not obliged to bring money.  Any surplus money, after costs are deducted, will go towards equipment for future market days.

Athletics Carnival
Our Primary School Athletics Carnival is coming up soon.  Please note that we will be including Year 2 in the carnival; a practice we began last year and which was very well received.  As usual, the carnival is being held at Campbelltown Athletics Track, and parents/carers/grandparents are very welcome to attend.  A more detailed note will be coming home soon.

Late Arrivals
If your Primary aged child arrives late to school, there are a number of steps that need to be followed.  They are:

  • If before 9:00 am, report promptly to their class.
  • If after 9:00 am, report to the Primary Office, with a written explanation for the lateness.  Alternatively, and preferably, a parent may accompany the child/ren to the office, and explain the lateness in person.
  • It is a government requirement that any late arrival after 9:00 am is explained, so if an explanation is not presented on the day, you will receive an automatically generated email requesting an explanation.  This explanation can be provided can be via a note to the class teacher, or to the Primary Office, as well as via email (to the class teacher or via primary@wccs.nsw.edu.au).
  • Please remember that late arrivals, as well as absences, can be updated by the parent from home, via the Parent Portal.

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Lost Property
Lost property continues to be a large problem, as children discard jackets and sloppy joes throughout the day.  Unfortunately, many of these do not have names clearly marked, so we are unable to return them to the correct classroom.  Please ensure your child’s clothing is clearly labelled, and encourage them to be more responsible in following up lost items, sooner rather than later.  Our current pile of lost property is a contender for the Guinness Book of Records…

Coming Soon:

Friday 1st June
CSSA Cross Country Carnival

Wednesday June 6th
IPSSO – WCCS vs. St Marys

Thursday June 7th
Business Studies Market Day

Friday June 8th
K-6 Assembly – 2pm in the Hall

Monday June 11th
Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

Tuesday June 12th
Year 2-6 Athletics Carnival at Campbelltown Athletics Track

Wednesday June 13th
IPSSO – St Marks vs. WCCS

Thursday June 14th
CIS Cross Country Carnival

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:1-2

In His Service,

Robert Burgess
Assistant Principal – Primary