ZIG ZAG Public School

Feburary 2022 Newsletter

Principals report

It is great to report that all students and classes have settled happily into the start of the 2022 school year. The COVID world continues to be challenging for all our families but I must thank each and every one of our staff and families for supporting me in keeping our school a healthy and happy place to be.

You would have received your second supply of Rapid Antigen Tests from the Department this afternoon and by administering the test to your children twice a week, gives that added level of confidence to us all. For those families who have had to isolate, thankyou for your honesty and commitment to follow the NSW Health guidelines.

2022 Staff

Hopefully, all families received my Welcome Back Letter on the 1st February, which outlines the class structures and staffing positions for 2022 Introducing our New Staff 

1. Mrs Elena Wood- Mrs Wood is teaching 1/2W on Monday through to Thursday. Her family has moved to Blackheath from Coogee for the year.

2. Mrs Leanne Howell- Mrs Howell is our library teacher and will be teaching all classes on Fridays.

3. Mrs Leona George- Joins Zig Zag this year for 2 days per week. She will be teaching 1/2W on Fridays and will take each class for Teacher Release on Tuesdays.

4. Mrs Jill Hookham- Mrs Hookham continues in her Intervention role and will be taking this group on a one to one basis on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Consistency of Learning for Classes

The need for staff to self-isolate with their families has been a bit of a juggle of teachers on classes over the past two weeks. Rest assured however, that classes are following the recommended Department of Education daily Digital learning program packs to ensure consistency of learning for all students, no matter who is teaching the class.

This has proven very beneficial in this current situation and if your child is isolating at home and is not sick, they could continue to follow the program while at home during family isolation.

Please contact Mrs Gillmore and she will arrange for the link to be shared with details for your child to follow. Of course, if your child is sick they should take the time to completely rest and recover and not worry about school work.

School Events happening soon

17th February - School Photos:

Notes have already been sent home. Please Note: Correct money must be enclosed in envelopes ( no change given ) or online payments can be made. Family photos need to be ordered before 16th February.

18th February-Swimming Carnival.

Unfortunately, due to Covid regulations we CAN NOT hold our normal Zig Zag swimming carnival involving the whole school. We are very disappointed as it is always such a wonderful day for everyone. Therefore, in order to meet requirements for the District Swimming carnival, we will be inviting competitors ONLY to the pool on the 18th February.

Please Note: Due to Covid safety regulations parent spectators are not permitted at this event either.

First Round of Sporting Schools

To begin from 4th March. We have organised the Sporting Schools program with Tennis, Gymnastics and Swimming as our Term One program. The organisation for this will be determined by Covid regulations at the time. More information will follow closer to the date.

Teacher and Parent “Meet and Greet” Zoom sessions

We are hoping to organise Class Zoom- Meet and Greet information sessions in the coming weeks. Information will be sent home regarding this event next week.

From Mrs Dewar

 - Please return Emergency Information sheets to Mrs Dewar as soon as possible and please remember that if any contact details change throughout the year, please let the office know so that your child’s details are updated.

- Clothing Pool: We have a small supply of donated clothing available at school. Donations are always accepted of washed and uniform items in reasonable condition.

Kindergarten 2022

We were very excited for our youngest students to arrive for their first day of school!

Welcome Kindergarten!

Welcome Back for 2022

It was wonderful to see our school filled with the happiness and the anticipation of a new year!

Welcome Back.

Big Buddies


We may not be able to mix with each other but that didn't stop our BIG BUDDIES, making sure our Kindergarten students feel welcome at school. Personal messages flown down by paper aeroplane delivery.

Well done 5/6.

P and C News

  - The P & C will be holding a Meet and Greet Zoom meeting on Thursday 24th February @ 5pm. More information to follow closer to the date.

 - The Canteen will not be operating throughout the month of February. Canteen will be discussed at this P & C Meeting.

Safe Bus Travel

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Term 1 2022

Thursday 17th Febuary

-School Photos

Friday 18th February
-Swimming Carnival
Friday 4th March 2022
-Sporting Schools
Tuesday 8th March 2022
-Leadership Conference Year 6
Friday 11th March 2022
-Sporting Schools
Monday 14th - 18th March 2022
- Harmony Week 
Friday 18th March 2022
-Sporting Schools
Thursday 24th March 2022
- LHS Science Visit Year 5/6
Friday 25th March 2022
- Sporting Schools
Thursday 31st March 2022
- Athletics Carnival