Southerly Buster

2021 - Term 3 Week 2

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge Goulburn as an important meeting place that was inhabited, at first contact with Europeans, by the Gundungurra and Ngunawal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders both past, present and future, also extending that respect to other Aboriginal people present today on the land in which we meet, work and live.                                 

News from the South

Welcome back to Term 3. We certainly did not expect to return to school under NSW Regional restrictions. Again COVID 19 has become a part of our everyday lives. You will see from the table below that at the time of this newsletter we are currently in Level 2 restrictions, as we have learnt in recent weeks though, this can change quite quickly. We are currently following the level 2 guidelines. Staff are wearing face masks as recommended and students are also welcome to wear face masks too if they would like but, it is not compulsory. We are encouraging students to maintain hygiene standards consistently such as washing hands and sanitizing regularly. If your child is showing even the mildest of cold and flu symptoms please do not send them to school. It is recommended that they are COVID tested. Students can return to school with a negative test result and free from cold and flu like symptoms. Also in line with Level 2 restrictions we advise that non essential personal are not permitted onto the school grounds, this includes parents/carers. We are therefore holding assemblies as before via Zoom. We will provide parents with the Meeting Id and password before the assembly on Wednesday.

With Level 2 restrictions in place we will be assessing each event that we have booked in to determine if we will postpone/cancel or continue. Events such as the Athletics Carnival have been changed to accommodate the COVID protocols, such as scanning the QR Code and maintaining social distancing. The District Carnival at this time will still be going ahead, again following COVID protocols and social distancing. It will be decided at the end of July if the Year 5/6 camp with go ahead based on the Greater Sydney lock down situation. Other events at the school will be assessed as mentioned above as each one gets closer and based on the restrictions in place at the time. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we work through these times.

NSW School Restrictions


We are seeing more students bringing teddies and toys to school. We recommend that students leave these at home. We have play equipment and resources available for students during our breaks. Please leave your personal items at home where they are safe and will not be broken or ruined. If a student brings their toys to school they will be asked to put them in their school bag till the end of the day and asked to leave at home. 



We would like to encourage parents to use the free app SKOOL BAG. Skoolbag is Australia's trusted school communication app, connecting parents with their students school. Thousands of Australian schools use Skoolbag to engage parents through a simple, central communication platform. The easy-to-use desktop and mobile app streamlines all aspects of organising school life, from newsletters and events to student attendance and documentation. We have a growing community of parents that are using the app and would like to encourage more. See the details below on how to install the app.


Kindy 2022

Celebrating our Success - Positive Behaviors for Learning

T3 Wk 1T3 Wk 2

Class of the Week

Student of the Week                     HUME

Brent  3/6CB

Kaylee  KM


Hayden 3/6M

Akiaya 1/2F


Aaleyah 3O

Eva 3O

House Winner

Cheeky Monkey

Whole School Attendance



Citizenship Awards

When you have 5 buzz cards bring them to the office for Mrs Patchett



Eamon 5/6G

Calendar - Upcoming Events

Goulburn South Calendar of Events

Term 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Week 1


Staff Development Day - No Students


Students return to school


NAIDOC - Flag Raising Ceremony




Week 219/720/721/7




Athletics Carnival Hudson Park COVID restrictions 

Week 326/7


Public Speaking Festival






District Athletics

Week 4


9.30 am Mayoral School Tree  Planting Day 


4/8 GHS Focus Day Yr 7 2022

9.30 - 1.30

Bookings required




SRC Jeans for Genes Day

Week 59/810/811/8



Year 5/6 Camp to be paid in full

Week 616/817/8


Book Fair & Parade


Week 7


Week 830/831/81/9 GHS Focus Day Yr 7 2022

9.30 - 1.30

Bookings required


Fathers Day Stall

Week 96/87/88/99/9


Year 7 2022 Mulwaree Orientation Day 9-3

Week 1013/914/915/916/917/9

K/3 R News

K-3B have had a good start to Term 3!

We are very lucky to be a part of a special music program run by Mrs Dunn who visits our class each Wednesday. Mrs Dunn is teaching us all about music and how we can include music in our everyday life. We have been learning how to play the recorder and we are very excited to begin moving up the recorder karate belt levels as we progress with our music. We love having Mrs Dunn come in and she will be coming in each week until the end of term. We kicked off our lessons this term with some physical education through music. We had to listen to the beat of a Star Wars song and move a big parachute to the music, including lifts, galloping and shaking. We even got to do a big finale and make a mushroom with the parachute that we could all sit underneath. Next we had to listen to a clapping pattern including single, double and rest beats. We then had to use our scooter boards to get us to the other end and choose the music card that matched the clapping beat. We had so much fun!

 Also this term we are listening to our class novel ‘Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White’. We will be using this text to learn all about life on a farm, animals, life cycles and we will link it to our Creative Arts program. So far we are enjoying the book and we are looking forward to the lots of exciting activities to come throughout the term!

Miss Bullock

K/3B News

KM News

KM has had a very busy start to Term 3! They have been investigating money- cents,dollars and coins. They have also been working hard on solving addition problems and explaining how they solve the equation. KM produced a  concentric heart artwork after listening to a story ‘In My Heart’ which discusses the feelings our heart experiences. They also viewed the concentric circle artwork by Kandinsky. Remember to keep practicing tricky words and home reading KM?

KM News

4RS News

In 4RS we are working on our plans for the 2021 Schools Reconciliation Challenge. We are making artworks. The topic is ‘Under One Sky. Yesterday, Today and Forever’.  -Kobie

 We have been using Book Creator on our iPads to write a lab report on our science experiments, like making rock candy. We have been describing how it tastes, feels, smells and looks like. -Dylan 

 We have been learning about refugees and migrants. We have learnt that refugees are forced to leave because of their gender, beliefs or violence and migrants are people that choose to leave for work or other reasons. -Autumn ​

4RS News

High School Transition and Orientation 2021

Buzz from the Beehive

Unfortunately commencing from Term 3 there will be  NO FRIDAY CANTEEN. P & C apologies for the inconvenience that this may cause, however there are no volunteers to run the canteen. 


P & C News

All P & C's rely heavily on parent/carer volunteers. Goulburn South P & C is no different. If you are interested in helping out even for an hour or two there are many ways that we would appreciate the help. 

If you would like to express an interest to help out, please notify the office, 

Healthy Eating Tips

Term 3 Nutrition Snippets

Community Noticeboard

Why attendance matters

Student After School Pick Up

Just a note to advise parents, carers and family members. If you are not at your nominated gate to pick up your child/children by 3.30pm they will be taken back up to COLA beside the office to wait for collection at the Red Gate (Bus lines). Teachers do not wait at gates located on Australia Street (Blue Street), Bourke Street (Yellow Gate), Auburn Street (Orange Gate).

School Zone Parking "We need to work together to keep our kids safe"

In the interests and safety of our students and children, please see information provided by Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Goulburn Highway Patrol. The information has been provided to remind parents and community road users of their obligation to obey road and parking rules. Below is a link that was printed in Goulburn Post discussing safety around our school zones.

Please also see map of the school below indicating no stopping areas and quick drop off zones.

Goulburn South Parking Information

School Zone Penalties

Online Enrolment

Online enrolment for new students is now available at Goulburn South Public School. If your child lives within the local intake area of our school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you can make an application for enrolment through our school website under the ‘Enrolment’ tab. For further information please call the school on 4821 2759