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THORNLEIGH WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT 2014 Who we are FacilitiesPrograms Student Opportunities Reward Program Reporting to Parents Starting school.

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1 THORNLEIGH WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT 2014 Who we are FacilitiesPrograms Student Opportunities Reward Program Reporting to Parents Starting school Community Involvement Upcoming dates A Kindergarten Day Questions Finbar O’Doherty-Relieving Principal (for Chantal Mamo – Principal)

2 We Are: Local and public Student focussed Community focussed Developing positive relationships and manners Focussed on “safe, happy” students Excelling in: Computer Education National Testing (NAPLAN) – Literacy / Numeracy Student Welfare Performing Arts Sport

3 Facilities Set on 3 ha. / 7.2 acres Treed, leafy area One site K-6 Technology rooms IWB’s in all rooms Large classrooms Large school hall Air-conditioned Well resourced library Internet access in all rooms (and wireless network) Safe – no traffic, grassed

4 Facilities

5 Programs KLA – Key Learning Areas 1. ENGLISH – (Kindergarten) Reading and viewingReading and viewing Writing and representingWriting and representing SpellingSpelling Grammar, punctuation and vocabularyGrammar, punctuation and vocabulary Handwriting and using digital technologiesHandwriting and using digital technologies Speaking and listeningSpeaking and listening Expressing themselvesExpressing themselves Thinking imaginatively and creativelyThinking imaginatively and creatively Reflecting on learningReflecting on learning 2. MATHEMATICS NumberNumber Patterns and AlgebraPatterns and Algebra Space and GeometrySpace and Geometry DataData MeasurementMeasurement Working MathematicallyWorking Mathematically 3. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ScienceScience Computer EducationComputer Education Environmental EducationEnvironmental Education 4. HSIE – Human Society and Its Environment Environmental StudiesEnvironmental Studies HistoryHistory Aboriginal StudiesAboriginal Studies Moral and Religious EducationMoral and Religious Education Languages Other Than English (French)Languages Other Than English (French) 5. CREATIVE ARTS MusicMusic Visual ArtsVisual Arts CraftCraft DanceDance DramaDrama 6. PD/H/PE - Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

6 Staffing  Executive  Principal  Deputy Principal- non teaching  4 Assistant Principals- teaching  Teaching Team  21 classroom teachers  Support teachers- library, sport, French, Reading Recovery, Learning Support, drama, art, EAL/D (English as an Additional Language or Dialect), Learning and Support Teacher.  School Learning Support Officers (SLSO)  Administration Staff  School Administration Manager (SAM)  School Administration Officers (SAO)  General Assistant- grounds & maintenance

7 Specialist programs at TWPS Specialist Teachers for:  Library (Miss Hoffman)  French (Madam Saker)  EAL/D (Mrs Dawson)  Reading Recovery (Mrs Batson)  Learning Support (Mrs Wilson)  Learning & Support  (Mrs Corbett-Wilkins)  Teacher PE / Sport skills (Mr Gallie)  Drama (Ms Johnson)  Gymnastics (ProSport)  Dance (Ms Fabbro)  Scripture / Religion + School Counsellor (Mr Singh)

8 Opportunities for Students Band - Senior Concert - Junior Concert - Junior Concert - Training Band - Training Band - Funk Band - Funk Band Choirs - Primary Proms – (Town Hall) + Senior – (Sydney Opera House) + Festival Choir – UTS+ School Spectacular –Syd Ent. Centre DramaWakakirriDebating Public Speaking Art Competitions Sport – Interschool Comp. - Representation in Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country at Zone, Region, State, National UNSW Competitions Visiting Performers Interrelate (sexuality education Year 6) Life Education Languages- French & Mandarin A Stream classes Yrs 1-6 Class / School Leadership Student Representative Council School Councillors / Captains House Captains

9 PBEL Reward Program Awards etc:  * Respect, Responsibility, Achievement  Citizenship Medal  + bronze, silver & gold badges * Aussie of the Month (DEC values)* Aussie of the Month (DEC values) * Principal’s Morning Tea* Principal’s Morning Tea * Achievement / Assembly Awards* Achievement / Assembly Awards * Newsletter recognition* Newsletter recognition * Carnival ribbons* Carnival ribbons * Assembly presentations* Assembly presentations

10 Reporting To Parents- About the School  Wednesday Weekly Newsletter -online  Annual School Report  School Website  Annual Financial Statement  P&C Report

11 Reporting To Parents – About the Students Parent information evening (general) Student Report – each semester Formal parent / teacher interviews Additional interviews as requested Teacher / Executive / Principal access

12 Starting School (In 2014) 4 Kindergarten classes Average class sizes:  Kindergarten: 20 students  Year 1 – 22 average  Year 2 – 24 average  Years average Caring, professional, available staff Expectations – “respect, responsibility and achievement” Academic – emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy

13 Orientation Program – Kindergarten November – every Friday morning Kindergarten 2015 Orientation Parent Morning Student Orientation / Activity Mornings x 3 for children

14 Community Involvement Opportunities for Involvement: SCHOOL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP  P&C  Committees – - Band - Uniform Shop - Canteen - Spring Fair - Mothers Day / Fathers Day Gift Group - Green Thumbs

15 Community Involvement SCHOOL / CLASS ACTIVITIES:  Reading Support  Craft / Art Activities  Class Groupwork  Excursions  Sport / Gross Motor  Class parent  Mentors

16 Community Involvement SOCIAL: 2014 Events  Grandparents Day- Term 2  Education Week Open Day- Term 3  Spring Fair- Term 3  Year 6 Farewell- Term 4  SRC discos

17 KINDERGARTEN 2015 UPCOMING EVENTS for 2014 KINDERGARTEN 2015 UPCOMING EVENTS for 2014 Information EveningTuesday 27 th May 7.30pm (Hall) School Tour Wednesday 28 th May 9.30am (meet in main playground) Band / Bear Day Friday 5 th September 11.30am – 12.30pm (Hall / Oval) Kinder 2015 Parents Orientation Morning Friday 24 th October 9.30am (hall) Kindergarten Students Orientation Sessions (Kindergarten Classrooms) (Kindergarten Classrooms) - Friday 31 st October – 11.15am - Friday 7 th November – 11.15am - Friday 14 th November – 11.15am

18 A Kindergarten Day Mrs Leanne Browne Mrs Kath Boon Assistant Principals ES1

19 Enrolment Procedures 1.Enrolment Form / proof of residential address 2.Birth certificate or ID documents 3.Immunisation history statement 4.Entry onto data base Notification of upcoming events Notification of upcoming events Letter regarding class placement and interview in the first week of school 2015 (Best Start) Letter regarding class placement and interview in the first week of school 2015 (Best Start)

20 Questions Documents available: Enrolment Forms Enrolment Forms Upcoming Events 2014 Upcoming Events 2014Questions Finbar O’DohertyR/Principal Leanne BrowneR/Assistant Principal Early Stage 1 (Kinder) Kath BoonAssistant Principal Early Stage 1 (Kinder) Julie Granville R/Deputy Principal


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