The Randwick Buzz

Term 4, Week 7 2021

From the Principal

Life certainly changes quickly these days. I spoke to P&C on Monday night about current COVID PROTOCOLS and the challenges they had presented and today these protocols changed, partially due to the advice both school and parents provided. Thank you for your support.

Unfortunately as you now know we had a chance to try out the protocols with a positive Year 2 case. Children in the two affected classes were quickly taken outside for a fun social distancing game and parents alerted. Thank you Year 2 teachers, office staff and parents for your help. Letters from Health have now been sent out to those families whose students were impacted. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Other schools in our community are also experiencing infections so please regard the slightest symptom as a reason for testing and staying away from school until a negative test is received.

I would also ask parents to encourage children to wear masks in class at school particularly in Y2-6 age group when they can be a bit more responsible. They certainly help prevent spread if worn properly. Please do not think sending a child in a mask is a good idea if they have a sniffle! Get tested.

Maintaining Educational continuity

Teachers have stayed in close touch with the classes of students deemed close contacts. We appreciate that some siblings may also be at home due to the difficulties of isolating from close contacts. Thank you for thinking of our community in doing this. Teachers will be in contact as able with children in this position and we will work on providing better support for these siblings. Continue to keep the school up to date with attendance and where your child submits some work each day they will be marked as flexible learning.

Having teachers provide ZOOM sessions of class lessons is not practicable due to: 

·         privacy of students within the class being protected (no permission to be photographed); and

·         the teaching style means that teachers move around amongst students as they teach rather than remaining static at the front of the classroom as in the presentations, they had been doing for Home Learning.

Teachers have been asked to contact students who may be isolating due being a sibling where parents have let us know and will use available technology to send additional work home.


to our Game Changer Team and our Year 6 Debaters who have enjoyed recent success.

·         Our Game Changer team (Anthony J, David N, Mikolaj S, Anthony PG and Praman in Year 6) WON the competition and will compete as a top-ten team at State Finals in the near future.

Thank you to our STEM teacher Alyssa Worthington who has coached this team.

·         Our Senior A debating team - Ashling C, Henry M, Charlie C, Mika H, and Clem A made it into the top 8. This means we compete in a quarter final knockout round 

Thank you to Year 6 teacher Nicky Laurendet who has coached the Debating team.

Parent Participation

While some restrictions have eased at this stage, we are allowed only minimal participation of parents on the site. This can be for specific educational purposes such as meetings with teachers and one parent may accompany their new Kinder outside when attending transition sessions Weeks 9 and 10.

We're hopeful that this may ease over the remainder of the term but at this stage parents will not be permitted to attend Presentation Days. They can also only be held outside and therefore our normal zooming etc will not be possible.  We will be hopeful this might change.


Susan Allen, Principal

What's on?

Tuesday 23rd November

Wednesday  24th November

Monday 29th November

Wednesday 1st December

Thursday 2nd December

Monday 6th December

Wednesday 8th December

Thursday 9th December

Monday 13th December

Tuesday 14th December

Thursday 16th December

Infants Athletic Carnival

Captain Speeches 11.40am - 12.40pm

Year 4 fun day

Stage 2 and Stage 3 Presentation Day

SRC Mufti Day Fundraiser for WAGEC

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 Presentation Day

Kindy Graduation 9am - 11am

Kindy Graduation 9am - 11am

Year 5 fun day

Year 6 Mini Fair

Kindy 2022 Welcome to Randwick Parent Information Evening

Year 6 Farewell, 6pm to 8.30pm

Students last day

From the Library

Our library works hard behind the scenes to cater for a community of keen readers!

We have bought a lot more fiction stock to cater for the Accelerated Reader program and new shelving to house it all! 

See our new look below.

Annette Cullinan
Teacher Librarian

Library Bookcase Layout

Tell Them From Me Parent Survey

We would love to hear your thoughts on your child's experiences at school. Our school is participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement.  

To complete the survey click this link

Running this survey will help our school understand parents’ and carers’ perspectives on their child’s experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and staff, activities and practices at home and parent/carer views on the school's support of learning and behaviour. This valuable feedback will help our school make practical improvements. The survey is conducted entirely online on smartphones, iPads, tablets, laptops or computers. The survey will typically take 15 minutes or less to complete and is completely confidential. The parent survey will be conducted between 10 September and 26 November. Although participating in the survey is entirely voluntary, your responses are very much appreciated. The survey is available in 23 languages. 

We would really value your thoughts on how we can improve our school.

Trent Gardiner | Deputy Principal 

2022 Year 3 Sport Shirts

2021 Year 2 students now have the option to purchase their 2022 Primary Sport Shirts!

The sport shirt has been designed for all Year 3-6 students to be worn for either PSSA or school sport.

Order online through Flexischools.

Please provide your feedback by clicking on yellow banner link. We will direct the feedback to the appropriate people and/or share it in the newsletter! So that we can get in touch with you, support you or gather more information, it is greatly appreciated if you could provide your contact details if you would like.

Thank you!

From the P&C

End of Year Raffle

We thank Pearl Consulting for making a very generous donation to the Year 6 farewell. It has been a difficult year for many an your donation will help to ensure our Year 6 children will have the opportunity to celebrate completing their primary school years.

We have organised an End of Year Raffle to raise money for the party and give the graduates a celebration they deserve. Please get behind this raffle and buy tickets. Monies raised will pay for the party (which is usually paid for by the cupcake day) and any additional funds will go back to the P&C.

Christmas Trees and Puddings Fundraiser

Dear families,

Orders close Monday 29th December, 2021. Please use the link below.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Survey

In our 20th year we are taking stock, and would love to know what the Kitchen Garden experience has meant for participating children and their families. There are different survey types: for parents/carers, children/young people and past participants, and each should take only around 7 minutes.  Survey deadline is Tuesday 30 November and we'll have some prize packs for randomly drawn participants too!

Dr Shoe

Foster Carers needed

Learning Labs

Please see the Community Advertising section for 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". 

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