The Randwick Buzz

Term 1, Week 2 2021

From the Principal

Such a great start to the 2021 school year!  I think having a calmer, quieter holiday has been excellent for all of us. Children look rested, excited and happy to be back at school.

We’ve welcomed a number of new staff (as highlighted in the attached staff list and school location map) who have settled in well, thanks to the great organisation of our Executive team and Administration staff. Similarly, a great welcome to new students and families.  We look forward to restrictions continuing to be relaxed and some smaller social events being arranged.

Drop off will continue at the gates; parents and children are doing a great job.  Alternate advice will be given to new Kindergarten parents.

Gold stars for helping to keep Kiss and Go moving:

  • to parents whose children are ready with bags, lunch money, violins etc. and jump out of the car on the footpath side unassisted; and
  • ​polite drivers who allowed others into the moving line. We all have to get somewhere in a hurry and each letting a car in, goes a long way for harmony and smooth traffic flow.

The Frances St/The Avenue intersection and crossing is being re-engineered to promote better traffic flow and safety, with work to be undertaken during the Easter vacation by Randwick Council.

We continue to observe COVID restrictions particularly relating to numbers in the playground and indoors.

  • ​In the afternoons, parents may enter the designated parts of the playground for pick up of K, Y1 and Y2 but please observe COVID social distance rules and leave as promptly as you can.
  • Classrooms and indoor areas must remain restricted in numbers.
  • Kindergarten will hold onsite Meet the Teacher on Wednesday. Individual advice from teachers will be forwarded. 

    Wednesday 10th February:    Kindy: 3.15pm - 4.00pm

  • All other grades are being planned as ZOOM sessions. 

    Thursday 11th February:

    Stage 1:     4.00pm - 4:30pm

    Stage 2:     4:30pm - 5.00pm

    Stage 3:     5.00pm - 5:30pm

    The Zoom link will be sent via Seesaw. 

Later this term all parents will be invited to register for interviews either by phone or in person depending upon restrictions at the time.

You may however contact the teacher through the school email for any concerns, or face to face or phone interviews by appointment and registration, given that the informal catch ups will continue to be limited.

School Communication and Parent Class Contacts

The school uses Operoo (formerly CareMonkey), Skoolbag and Seesaw to communicate regularly with parents. 

At the Parent Information sessions we are offering parents the opportunity to nominate as a class parent contact and provide their information. The Class parent will then set up an informal group chat/email to share information between parents or for organising social, out of school play suggestions. 

The school will not have role in this group nor disseminate information through it. Where a parent has concerns they should be addressed through email to the class teacher or via the school email. These can be followed up promptly and positively by the school.

As our year progresses we hope to have volunteers in classrooms as requested by teachers and at school events (Term 1 Swimming Carnival) in accord with our COVID safe plan. Interschool sport for Y3-6 is also proceeding.

We are looking forward to our first working bee and BBQ lunch on Sunday 21st February through a registration process and limiting adult numbers to 100. There will be lots of gardening and book covering needed, as it will be our first working bee for a whole year! Details for registration will be sent closer to the date.

Our first P&C meeting will be held on Monday 15th February at 7pm with arrangements as advised by the P&C. Details will be forwarded home shortly.


Susan Allen, Principal

New Sport Shirts (Years 3-6)

Our new sport shirts have arrived! Thank you to everyone who completed the Operoo form at the end of last year identifying their child's size. The shirts will be delivered to the 2021 classes over the next couple of days, in time for Friday Week 3 sport (School Sport & PSSA).

For those who have yet to pay or are new to the school, an invoice will be sent via email shortly. Please note, your child will not receive their shirt until payment has been received. Students who have been chosen for a PSSA team are required to wear the shirt for the competition. If you require financial assistance, please contact the school.

If you did not identify your child's size through the Operoo form, but have paid we will assess your child's size and send them home shortly.

If you find that the size you ordered is incorrect, they can be exchanged, providing they have not been worn or washed and are in original packaging. Please bring them to the front office and a new shirt will be sent home with your child.

Thank you for supporting this exciting new initiative.

What's on?

Meet the Teacher

Wednesday 10th February

    Kindy:        3.15pm - 4.00pm

Thursday 11th February

    Stage 1:     4.00pm - 4:30pm

    Stage 2:     4:30pm - 5.00pm

    Stage 3:     5.00pm - 5:30pm

    The Zoom link will be sent via Seesaw. Separate information will be sent to Kindy for onsite Meet the Teacher.

P&C Meeting

Monday 15th February @ 7pm

Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 17th February

Permission notes must be returned before Wednesday 10th February please

PSSA Term 1

Friday 19th February to Friday 26th March

Working Bee and BBQ lunch

Sunday 21st February

School Photos

Monday 1st March

Tuesday 2nd March

Harmony Day

Thursday 18th March

Year 6 Canberra Excursion

Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th March

2021 School staff list

2021 School location Map

From the P&C

Welcome back Randwick families and an extra special welcome to new families joining our community, we know you will have a wonderful experience at Randwick Public.

P&C stands for Parents and Citizens, and if there is anything the P&C can do to assist you with settling in and finding your way please get in touch via the email and phone number below.  We are here to serve the school community as a link between school families and the school. We organise social events and raise funds to enable the school to provide the wide and wonderful range of services, experiences and technology that RPS kids enjoy. 

You can find out more at our website Randwick Public School P&C  and please join our Facebook group Randwick Public School P&C.

The P&C meet at 7.30pm on the 3rd Monday of every month during each term. We encourage you to join any of these meetings, it’s a great way to find out what is going on at school and we would love to see you there. We meet via Zoom which we find works best in the current environment and we find it creates a better balance between attending and managing family life. Reminders and information about the upcoming meetings are shared on the SkoolBag app about a week before each meeting.

If you haven’t already please make sure you download SkoolBag Operoo and Flexischools Apps. We know from experience that they are essential to keeping up to date and helps the smooth running of school life. 

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on the 15th February. If you need anything or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at or call me directly on 0402 052 396.

May this be a great year with many opportunities for us to all gather and enjoy the wonderful community of RPS. 

Best wishes, 

Noelle Phegan
President, Randwick Public School P&C

School Photos

Auditions for Conservatorium High School


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