Goulburn Public School

Term 3 - Week 4

Principal's Message

Dear Parents

I would like to start off this newsletter by thanking parents and caregivers for taking all precautions to preventing COVID from reaching our school. Please ring the front office for all your needs and avoid entering school grounds.

The good news is that enrolments have been steadily climbing in the school. We now have 169 students running through the front gate each morning. The consequence of our growth has necessitated a reorganisation of classes so that the numbers do not become unreasonable in several existing classes.

Therefore, on Monday the new class structure is as follows:

·      Kindergarten          Miss Wiggins

·       Year 1                     Ms Hall

·       Year 2                     Miss Spillane

·       Year 3 & 4              Mrs Robertson

·        Year 4                    Mr White

·        Year 4 & 5             Mrs Casey

·        Year 6                    Mr Waterman

·        The organisation in the Support Unit remains as is.

Students will be informed of which class they will be on Monday morning.


NAIDOC Week is being celebrated at GPS this week. Our First Nations students have been proudly wearing their NAIDOC Week T-shirts created by staff at the school. Activities are taking place throughout the week which include an Indigenous Games afternoon, a scavenger hunt which involved finding cards with Aboriginal symbols and educational videos. Jodie Munday, a local Aboriginal artist will be hosting art classes throughout the school today. Jodie will continue to work at the school on a fortnightly basis for the rest of the year. In consultation with each teacher, Jodie will enhance the delivery of curriculum areas through an Aboriginal perspective. Unfortunately, due to COVID concerns, activities which planned to invite parents and carers in to participate and join in the celebrations had to be cancelled.

I would like to thank Mrs Kerr for undertaking the Relieving Principal duties while I was on Long Service Leave and Sick Leave.


 Mark Sullivan




2 August


-K-6 Cricket Clinic

 3 August



-Goulburn High Focus Day





-District Athletics Carnival-POSTPONED

New Date - Wednesday 8 September 2021


9 August

10 August



12 August



- Jeans for Genes Day


On Friday 13 August 2021 Goulburn Public School will be taking part in Jeans for Genes  Day to help raise funds for The Children's Medical Research Institute.

Students can wear their Jean's to school and bring a gold coin donation to help raise much needed funds.

Cricket Clinic

On Monday, 2 August, coaches from Cricket NSW and Cricket ACT visited Goulburn Public School to provide a cricket skills clinic for our entire student body. Batting, bowling and fielding components of the sport of cricket were demonstrated and practised by all students.

We were so fortunate to be able to invite sports coaches into our school after such a long absence. The students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.

You never know - we may have just uncovered the next Pat Cummins, Steve Smith or Alyssa Healy!


In Education Week, K/1 Jackson and K-Hume celebrated 100 days of learning for our kindergarten students. A feast was shared with all our friends in our class to celebrate this success. Over the next few days, we had the year 5/6 students come into the classroom to listen to our year 1 students read. K-2 students also participated in group dancing with the Mexican hat dance, musical statues and free dancing. Some year 5/6 students were here for this activity, so it was lovely pairing up siblings together when participating in these dances. At the end of the week, K/1 Jackson buddied up with 4/5 Poidevin to assist us with using the computer. We practised how to login with our username and password then had to complete a session on Mathletics to enrich our mathematical understanding. 

PBL News

Term 3, Weeks 1 & 2

PBL Expectation - Weeks 1 & 2

Our PBL lesson for this fortnight is about “Right place Right time”. Students learnt the importance of being in the right place at the right time. We encourage you to ask your child about this lesson. Goulburn Public School staff aim to maintain student’s safety and use the phrase “right place right time” to encourage students to follow directions, particularly in emergency situations.

Here are some things you can do to support the idea of “right place, right time”.

● Talk with your child about the importance of trusting the staff of GPS give safe directions and the importance of following staff instructions quickly.

● Encourage your child to follow the instructions of trusted adults first and then ask why after completing given directions. There may be reasons the directions need to be completed ASAP and not allow explanation at that time. 

Week 1 Award Winners K-2

Week 2 Award Winners 3-6

PBL Expectation - Weeks 3 & 4

Our PBL lesson for this fortnight is to “practice good hygiene”. Students discussed the importance of social distancing, hand washing, face masks and vaccinations. We encourage you to ask your child about this lesson. Goulburn Public School staff are required to uphold NSW government guidelines regarding hygiene practices, cleaning practices and restrictions on visitors. And we do so in order to keep our school community safe from past, present and future health concerns.

Here are some things you can do to support the idea of practicing good hygiene.

● Talk with your child about the importance of applying all hygiene strategies where possible.

● Encourage you and your child to practice social distancing, wash hands where possible, wear a mask when in public places and discuss vaccinations with your GP. 

Week 3 Award Winners K-2

PBL Encouragement Award

Congratulations to Ashton from 2/3 Franklin who won the Encouragement Award for PDHPE. Ashton was nominated for the award by his teacher for always showing kindness towards others.

Thank you to Sweet Pea Children's Boutique Goulburn for donating a $50 voucher for Ashton to spend in store. 

2021 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes Friday 20 August 2021. Still a few more weeks for students in years 3-6 to log the books read and finish reading those books.


 Book Week Parade

Goulburn Public School ‘s Book Week Parade will be held on Tuesday 24 August 2021, Week 7. Students are encouraged to come dressed as a character from a story book or come dressed as something relating to the theme of Book Week and this years’ theme is “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other worlds.”

Students need to wear enclosed shoes (no thongs or sandals) and be able to comfortably wear the costume all day or wear their school uniform underneath.

Please do not feel you have to buy your child an expensive outfit, if your child has a onesie then wear that for the day.

Prizes will be awarded on the day for participation.

Unfortunately, due to current COVID -19 restriction parents will not be able to attend on the day. Photos will be in the newsletter and on Facebook. 

Book Club

Book Club due this Friday 30 July 2021

Goulburn Pre School 35 Year Celebration

The Crescent School Silent Auction

Year 6 Mulwaree High School Orientation Days

Year 6 Goulburn High Focus Days

High Potential Class 2022

At Goulburn High School, we encourage and support all students to aspire, achieve and succeed. We seek to identify and cater for the needs of students who are committed to and assume responsibility for their learning to achieve their best educational outcomes. One way in which we do this is by providing the opportunity for students to nominate themselves for the High Potential Class.

High Potential Class applications will be available from Friday 16 July 2021 and due back to the school by Friday 20th August 2021. Notifications of the outcome of High Potential Class applications will begin on Friday 10 September 2021. Please see attached link for more information.

Packing Healthy School Lunchboxes

A friendly reminder that Goulburn Public School is a Nut Free School zone. Due to allergies please do not pack peanuts or any other nut products into your children's lunchboxes. It is very important we keep our students safe.


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:

Joke Of The Week!

Uniform Price List 2021

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is open every Tuesday morning 8.45 to 9.15am. Alternatively if you have any orders outside of these hours please contact the school P&C via their Facebook page and orders will be sent home with students on Thursdays or Fridays. 

Canteen Menu - Term 3 2021

Update Your Details

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

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