Goulburn Public School

Term 4 - Week 7



Dec 7

  • Yr 6 Farewell Graduation & Presentation Evening-

* Invitaion Only

Dec 8

Dec 9Dec 10Dec 11


Dec 14

  • K-2 Presentation Day- 

* invitation Only

  • 3-5 Presentation Day-

* Invitation Only

Dec 15

  • Christmas Disco

Dec 16

  • Class Parties & PBL Rewards Day


Dec 17

  • Staff Development day

Dec 18

  • Staff Development Day


       The class with the highest attendance 

                                        Term 4

Week 5- Franklin                                   

Week 6- Deakin                                  

PBL News

Term 4 - Week 5

PBL Weeks 5 & 6

Our PBL lesson for weeks 5 & 6 focused on how students can be responsible and take care of personal and school property.

At home we asked parents to explain to the children that their personal belongings may be damaged or lost for various reasons at school. It could be taken by someone else by mistake, lost or damaged by themselves or others.

Week 5 Award Winners

Week 6 Award Winners

Athletics Carnival Winners

PBL Expectation Weeks 7 & 8

Our PBL lesson for this week is about “Right Place, Right Time”. Students are 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?

Students will learn why the rules around their movement through the school are designed to keep them safe. Here are some things you can do to support the ideas of “Right Place, Right Time” at home:

·         Discuss ‘out-of-bounds’ areas near your home, e.g. busy roads, rivers, overgrown areas of vegetation.

·         Catch your child in the right place, e.g. completing their homework before dinner, walking safely with you down the street.

Enquire about our PBL Encouragement Award challenge for this fortnight…it involves secret paparazzi ?


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 4 & 6 are Austin and Morgana.

Austin designed the winning PBL poster. 

Morgana coloured in an official Naidoc poster.

Congratulations to all the students who participated and we can't wait to see who might be secretly captured by the paparazzi!

PBL Encouragement Award Focus

Library News

Book Club

 Catalogues have been sent home, this is the last book club order for the year. Orders online due by Friday 27 November 2020. Reminder we do not accept cash for Book Club.

Please pay online Via:

Congratulations to those students who completed the Premiers Reading Challenge. The students received their certificates this week.

 Library Books Due Back Before End Of Term

This week was the last week for students to borrow. All books are due to be returned by the end of the year so that they can be sorted, repaired and cleaned ready for next year.

Overdue notes will be sent home as a reminder of books that your children still have out. 

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. 



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:

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