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Presentation on theme: "THORNLEIGH WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT 2014"— Presentation transcript:

Who we are Facilities Programs 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 viewing Writing and representing Spelling Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary Handwriting and using digital technologies Speaking and listening Expressing themselves Thinking imaginatively and creatively Reflecting on learning 2. MATHEMATICS Number Patterns and Algebra Space and Geometry Data Measurement Working Mathematically 3. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Science Computer Education Environmental Education 4. HSIE – Human Society and Its Environment Environmental Studies History Aboriginal Studies Moral and Religious Education Languages Other Than English (French) 5. CREATIVE ARTS Music Visual Arts Craft Dance Drama 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 - Training Band - Funk Band Choirs - Primary Proms – (Town Hall) + Senior – (Sydney Opera House) + Festival Choir – UTS+ School Spectacular –Syd Ent. Centre Drama Wakakirri Debating 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) * Principal’s Morning Tea * Achievement / Assembly Awards * Newsletter recognition * Carnival ribbons * 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

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

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

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

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


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