Goulburn Public School

Term 4 - Week 9

December 2020



Dec 14

  • K-2 Presentation Day- 

* invitation Only

  • 3-5 Presentation Day-

* Invitation Only

Dec 15

  • Stage 3 Mini Fete

Dec 16

  • School Disco and Picnic


Dec 17

  • Staff Development day

Dec 18

  • Staff Development Day

January 2021

1Jan 25

Jan 26

Australia Day

Jan 27

  • Staff Development Day

Jan 28

  • Staff Development Day

Jan 29

Year 1 to 6 STUDENTS


Principal's Message


This will be the last newsletter of the year and what a year it has been! The less said the better except to say thank you everyone, parents, staff and students for making the best of a difficult situation.

What a tremendous week we have had! The year 6 Farewell Graduation and Presentation Evening  was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The night was most successful and our students had a great time after the presentation ceremony battling to devour the huge chicken schnitzels and then facing up to rigours of the dance floor. Staff did a wonderful job preparing for the evening which ran smoothly. It is a great pleasure to see the delight on our students faces when named for an award. Congratulations to Austin Rhodes for winning the prestigious Dux Award for 2020.

Special thanks to Allan Jerrett and Julia Brown from Sweet Pea Children's Boutique and  Austral Coatings for sponsoring the Goulburn Public School ‘Strive for Success Scholarship’. The prize was a laptop to the value of $1200  which was awarded to Korey   Allan and Julia also sponsor the ‘Dress for Success Award’ which is a $300 voucher  to support the purchase of uniforms for a year 6 student starting  high school. This is awarded by the front office staff recognising a student who displays respect and excellent manners and is courteous and friendly when visiting the office. The recipient of this year’s award is Paige.

Congratulations to all the following award winners for their diligent efforts:

Swimming Age Champions


11 Year Girl


Senior Boy


Senior Girl


Athletic Age Champions                   


11 Year Boy


Senior Girl


Cross Country Age Champions


11 Year Boy


11 Year Girl


Senior Girl


Premier’s Sporting Challenge Award                                                         



Citizen Of The Year Award



Public Speaking Award




I would like to thank the P&C for all their efforts this year in ensuring that our students were able to look terrific in the new sports and school uniforms. The P&C have supported the school with resources and helped mark important events on the calendar. Hopefully next year we will be able to engage in more fundraising events and further enrich the experiences of our students.



The year six students show cased their special interest projects on Tuesday which they have been focusing on during library over the last few weeks. There was a varied range of interest on display from favourite football teams, Anime Japan, Ghost of Tsushima, Save our Animals, the Twilight Saga and even Joe Biden made an appearance! Well done to all the students and especially to those who put in the extra effort.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to each of the students displays and took great pleasure in the sense of pride and achievement radiating from the presenters.


We are all looking forward to the end of year activities next week with awards ceremonies on Monday, Year 6 mini Fete on Tuesday and School disco and picnic on Wednesday.


On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period.


Best wishes

Mark Sullivan





       The class with the highest attendance 

                                        Term 4

Week 7-     Franklin                             

Week 8-     Poidevin                         

PBL News

Term 4 - Week 5

PBL Weeks 7 & 8

Our PBL lesson for week 7 & 8 was about “Right Place, Right Time”. Students were encouraged this fortnight to think about their movement through the school to ensure everyone is where they should be. For instance: should you stop for a chat on your way to the toilets? Is it okay to dawdle on your way back to class after recess? Can you duck out of class to grab your drink bottle without asking the teacher first? What happens if you kick a ball over the fence?

Week 7 Award Winners

Week 8 Award Winners

PBL Expectation Weeks 9 & 10

 Our PBL lessons for weeks 9 & 10 are following staff instructions. Students learnt how to respond appropriately when given instructions and why it is important. In this way we can all show respect. It makes us feel good about ourselves when we follow instructions in a calm and kind way. We encourage you to ask your child about this lesson and what he or she learned from it.

Here are some things you can do to support the idea of following instructions.

  •          Talk with your child about following the instructions of trusted adults at all times. Looking, listening, responding and completing the task promptly and are all key steps to following instructions.
  • “Catch” your child following instructions and tell them how much that means to you.   

PBL Encouragment Award

Thanks to generous donations from local businesses, Sweet Pea Boutique and Austral Coatings, the new PBL Encouragement Awards were chosen by Mr Sullivan.

Each fortnight, students are given a topic and must compose a imaginative and persuasive response, with the best response winning a $50 voucher to Sweet Pea Boutique.

The winners for week 8 are Sherylee & Jack

Congratulations to all the students who participated!!

Disco & Belmore Park Picnic

On Wednesday 18 December, all students will have the opportunity to attend a disco with their classes and a picnic at Belmore Park.

Notes have been sent home with student this week. Permission to attend is required for the students to leave the school grounds on this day. Please ensure your notes have been returned to class teachers.

Dress Code:

Casual wear- tops with sleeves

Hat- broad brimmed

Shoes- must be covered- (no sandals/thongs)



An individual celebratory lunchbox full of food to enjoy.

Water bottles

No sharing of food

Stage 2 & 3 Debate

Today, our Stage 2 and 3 debating teams had a zoom debate against Goulburn South. We had a great time and learnt a lot. The other school was  amazing but we still managed to win the debate with stage 2. A big congratulations to Oliver, Julie and Chloe for winning their debate today. Their first ever! A huge cheers for our stage 3 team of Koby, Austin, Tyla and Alexis who went down narrowly to the other team. Well done everyone for all your efforts!

Have you moved house? Do you have a new phone number?

Please contact the school office to update any details that may have changed.

Semester 2 School Reports will be posted home at the end of term 4. 


Seeking Volunteers


Unfortunately we have had confirmed cases of head lice at our school. Could you please check your child’s hair and make sure you treat your their hair appropriately before returning them to school. Further information on head lice is available on the NSW Health website or through the Department's website:

Learning Club 2021

Learning Clubs are safe, supportive out of school hours learning environments, where students have the opportunity to access resources and participate in activities that develop their academic skills, such as homework, literacy, STEM and numeracy. 

Age Group Kindergarten-year 6.

Goulburn Mulwaree Library

LOCATION: 184 Bourke St, Goulburn, NSW 2580

DAYS: Thursday 3PM- 4PM

Commencing 11th February 2021

Learning Club 2021 Registration and Consent Forms can be collected from the School Office or call Jena George at The Smith Family. Numbers are strictly limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and children MUST be registered to attend.

For more information please contact:

Jena George

Programs Coordinator NSW | The Smith Family 56 Clinton Street Mobile 0407 963 640

The Smith Family is a national children’s charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

School Travel - 2021

2021 school travel applications are now open

To assist with any enquiries schools may receive about student travel applications, we have provided some information below. We have also attached an information sheet on School Travel for 2021 if you wish to share this in your school newsletter.


Applications for student travel in 2021 opened on Monday 12 October 2020.


Students who require a School Opal card or travel pass for 2021 can now apply online. A new application should be submitted if a student is applying for a school travel pass for the first time or requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).


Students who have changed school/campus, changed address, repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should re-apply or update their details.


Where there is a change of distance eligibility based on a student’s grade, the system will automatically update a student’s entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will receive an expiry notification via email.


Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition which is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.


Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.


Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2020 to ensure that current student entitlements are updated and their current entitlement/card remains valid. If their application is submitted after 31 December 2020, the system will automatically cancel an entitlement/card and a new one will need to be issued.


Students in the Opal network applying for a SSTS or Term Bus Pass entitlement for the first time will receive their card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2021.


Students residing in Rural and Regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the commencement of the new school year from their nominated operator, this may be distributed via the school or sent direct to their address. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/Parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.

School travel application endorsements

It is not uncommon for applicants completing the online form to make mistakes, particularly entering their name or date of birth instead of the students. This may be due to an auto-fill function on a device or just human error. We ask that school administrators be cautious of this and do not endorse applications with incorrect information.

If you are aware of or see an obvious error, you can amend the first name, date of birth or grade of a student’s travel application by clicking in the relevant row on the portal. Please ensure you have confirmed the information before making any changes. Refer to page 16 of the School Portal User Guide for further instructions. The latest version of the user guide is accessible within the School Portal by clicking the arrow next to your username.

If a student’s details cannot be confirmed or they are not yet enrolled, please do not endorse the application. By selecting ‘no’ the application will be rejected and the applicant will be informed. They will then need to submit a new application.

In the event that school administrators endorse an application in error, it would be appreciated if you could advise our SSTS team as soon as possible so the application can be intercepted before an Opal card or travel pass is issued.

To contact us about an endorsement error, please go to: and select feedback about: ‘school student transport scheme’ and then select ‘application updates’.

If school administrators require access to the School Portal, please request an account at

If you have staff that have left the school recently and had access to the school portal, please let us know at and select ‘school/operator portal’ and then ‘remove existing user access’ so their access can be removed.

New Concession Entitlement Cards

You can now order the new Transport Concession Entitlement Cards (TCEC) through the Transport for NSW School Portal.

The Transport Concession Entitlement Card will replace the following cards:

·       Senior Secondary Student Concession Card (16 years and over) – also used by Mature Secondary Students (18 years and over), Distance Education Students and Home School Students

·       Proof of Age card (when a student under 16 years of age looks older)

·       Boarder Rail Pass.

Refer to the information pack provided by email on 21 September 2020 for guidance and frequently asked questions. If you have any issues please contact us.

Joke Of The Week!

Uniform Price List 2020

Canteen Menu 2020