The Randwick Buzz

Term 2, Week 7 2021

From the Principal


Year 4 treated us to a wonderful rendition of Matilda last week.  Both students and teachers are to be commended on their teamwork and the enjoyment that was evident on the faces of students, teachers and audience alike.  We are looking forward to the Year 6 performance on June 15 and 17.  Multiple performances must be conducted to comply with the social distancing requirements.  We can only hope that Trolls is a similar successful example of our wonderful school community.

Please continue to be very careful about social distancing and hygiene to avoid any lock downs in our school, area or state.

Music Programs

We have had a number of excellent applications to run our instrumental program at Randwick and are confident that we can maintain continuity for our students into Term 3.  I have had the privilege of sitting in on rehearsals this week as our Bands prepare for this Sunday afternoon's  concert, the first since the 2020 lockdown.  Unfortunately due to our restrictions only two parents per student will be able to attend.

​Lost Property

We are being OVERWHELMED with lost property that is not labelled or indistinctly named.  Where the name is clear (first and last) and the class evident we return these to the class teachers once a week, however this leaves the vast majority of good quality coats and jackets, which will simply have to be recycled to the uniform shop.  Please help us by redoing names clearly  with iron on labels which are cheap and effective.  Stuckonyou is one of many companies providing this service online at a small cost compared to a replacement jacket or hat.


As mentioned previously, reports will available electronically in Week 9. Reports this year will include an extra line for English and mathematics in accord with ACARA's reporting requirements. This line indicates for you the percentage of students in your child's grade scoring at a similar level.  This information is primarily for parents who request information about how their child is progressing in relation to the cohort. 

Most students will score in the C range which indicates they are achieving the expected outcomes for the statewide syllabus at the end of Semester 1. 

The effort rating is what we would like to have parents discuss and focus on with their children. Is your child putting in their very best effort and how you can encourage them to do this.  Absolute achievement levels depend on many factors, and at Randwick we emphasise with children the importance of doing your best and setting personal goals for improvement.

Little Big Ideas

Some of our students were lucky enough to be part of a Q&A with inventor and Little Big Idea ambassador Macinley Butson. You can watch it here.

What's on in the holidays?

Looking for holiday activities: Please see the link which is now on our website for full information.


Susan Allen

Principal Randwick Public School

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams"  Roald Dahl

Did you know we are trialling a new way of advertising via our school website?

We now have a separate Community Advertising section to direct parents to activities held at the school, during school holidays and within the local community.

The link can be found on the Randwick Public School website, scroll down the front page and click on the link "Community Advertising". See the picture below for what to look for! You can also click the yellow bar 'Community News and Advertising' above.

Cooler Classrooms

A message from Mr Gardiner - Deputy Principal

Parent Support Required

We seeking some support from parents who would be interested in assisting our Kindergarten and Year 1 classes with some additional Literacy support in Term 3 and 4. 

Parents would be required to commit to a full day for all of Term 3 and for the first five weeks of Term 4 – 15 weeks in total.  Parents would be working with two classes each day and consistency is important.

The additional support would include listening to students read on a daily basis as well as working with students on developing their sight word recognition skills.

A training session will be provided in Week 1 of next term with the program beginning during Week 2.

All volunteers will require a full Working with Children Check and will need to complete all DOE employment forms.  In accordance with school protocols, successful applicants would not be placed with their own child’s class.

If interested please email;

to register and advise your preferred day/days of availability during this period, by Friday 18 June.

Trent Gardiner

Deputy Principal

Sentral Parent Portal

Semester 1 reports will be published in a few weeks on your child’s Sentral Parent Portal available via our school website homepage or directly here If you have forgotten your password, please use the link under the ‘Sign in’ button.

If you are new to Randwick, you will have received a letter containing a code for your registration to the Sentral Parent Portal. Please use your allocated access key provided in the letter to register for access.

If have lost your letter, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school for assistance.

What's on?

Year 6 Interrelate


Monday 7th June 2021 & Monday 21st June 2021

Parent/Carer Library Day


Tuesday 8th June 2021

Year 3 Incursion Bell's Shakespeare Production


Tuesday 8th June 2021

Year 4 History Excursion (4N & 4O)


Wednesday 9th June 2021

Year 5 Interrelate


Thursday 10th June 2021 & Tuesday 15th June 2021

Year 5 - In the Spotlight Dance Festival


Friday 11th June 2021

Year 6 Concerts


Tuesday 15 June 2021

Thursday 17 June 2021

Stage 2 Spelling Bee


Friday 18th June 2021



Monday 21st June - Friday 25th June 2021

Athletics Carnival


Monday 16 August 2021

School Performances

From the Prefects

Hi I am Mirabelle,  I am in the Whales house, my teachers are Mr Bendersky and Mr Lavender.  I really enjoy the sports of swimming and netball.  I first came to Randwick Public School in 2015 and I raise the flags with my friends Annabel and Afrin every Friday morning, as well as gate greetings every Thursday with Annabel, so expect to see me around!

Hi, I am Marcus, and I am in Kookaburras. My class is 6BR.  Here at Randwick, I really enjoy playing with my friends and learning in class, with my teachers Mr Lavender and Mr Bendersky.  I have been at this school since kindergarten in 2015. This past week (May 27 - June 3) has been Reconciliation Week, a time to look back at what Australia has done, specifically the actions of European settlers towards indigenous peoples. This year, the theme was “More than a word, reconciliation takes action”. This means that non-Aboriginals need to do more than think about it, but to take action to remember and to make sure that our past doesn’t happen in the future.  RPS also learnt about National Sorry Day, a day to think about the speech held by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  A huge thank you to the Year 4 students for recently putting on a spectacular performance of ‘Matilda’.  As well as an equal congratulations to the very hardworking year 4 teachers who organised the concert.  But you won’t have to wait too long until the next performance, because Year 6 is soon performing their showcase, ‘Trolls’.  In week 8 we’ll perform two dress rehearsals for students, and in week 9 we’ll perform for our families.  This week’s house point update leaves the Kookaburras in 1st place, with a score of 46 215 points.  In 2nd place is Wombats, 1000 points  behind, and closely following Wombats is Platypus.  The final places are taken by Koala, Whales, and in last place, Turtles.  Come on Turtles!  At Randwick Public School we have three student attributes, these are to be ‘Responsible, Respectful and be a Learner’.  Students are expected to follow these three ideas all of the time.  A few ways that students could be responsible, respectful and learners is by helping out other students in need, listening to others students whilst they are speaking and asking questions that are relevant to the topic. -

Mirabelle & Marcus​

Staff Spotlight - Peter Lavender

How long have you been teaching?  Where and for how long? 

I have been teaching for over 7 years. Once I finished University, in Newcastle, I made the huge decision to move to London. During my 3 years there I worked at a school called Rushey Green. I had the most amazing time in London and travelled all over Europe. I have taught in Coffs Harbour and most recently at Bondi Public School for just over 3 years. 

What do you like about Randwick Public School? 

There are so many different things I like about Randwick:

  • The students all have the most positive attitude towards learning
  • The staff and parents have been very welcoming and helpful
  • The beehive and technology initiatives are such an amazing contribution toward 21st century teaching and provide students with the best possible opportunities to grow and flourish.

What is your favourite thing to do?  

If it has been a long day, lounging out on the couch and watching a good movie is always my go to. Otherwise seeing new places and travelling around during the holidays and weekends is my favourite thing.  

What have you read recently?

The most recent book I read was with my Year 2 class before coming to work Randwick this term. The book was called Funny Kid for President by Matt Stanton. It is a hilarious book about a mischievous boy, an angry duck, and a very grumpy schoolteacher. I would highly recommend this for students looking for a funny, easy to follow, longer chapter book.   

What is your favourite sports team?  

Having lived in Newcastle, and working at the stadium for a short time, it was a no brainer that I would be a supporter of the Newcastle Knights. Although they haven’t always had the best of seasons, I am confident we will take the trophy sometime soon!

What is your favourite food?  

My favourite food is a very hard to choose. It is a 3-way tie between burgers, pizza, and sushi​.

From the P&C

2021 Comedy Night

Comedy Night August 21st Tickets available now!  There are only 200 tickets so you need to get in fast before it sells out!

Uniform Shop - 2nd Hand Items

Donating of second hand uniforms

If you have good quality school uniforms that your child no longer needs you can donate these to the uniform shop for others to buy at a great price.  Responsible donations help reduce waste that goes to landfill and offers families a lower cost option.

Its’ great to donate but please only donate your quality used items.

  • Always consider if your donation can be used by someone else.
  • Please make sure your donations are not damaged or stained.
  • Donating items in poor condition cannot be resold, please dispose these items yourself.  

Please bring your quality second hand items to the office or to the uniform shop.

Uniform Shop - Looking for Volunteers

The Uniform Shop is seeking 3 to 4 new volunteers for 2021. 

We only ask for your commitment 3 to 4 Wednesdays or Thursdays per term (8.30-9.30 am), which means only 3 to 4 hours per term.

This is such a great way to help and connect with the school community.  New Kindy parents and parents with pre-schoolers are very welcome. 

Please email your interest and enquiries to.

P&C Secretary

Uniform Shop Coordinator 

We look forward to hearing from you!  

RPS Uniform Shop Team

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