Jamberoo Public School Newsletter


From the Principal

Look at the happy and healthy Year 6 students looking great in their year 6 shirts. Thank you to the P&C for your contribution and making the financial burden on our families more manageable. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my term and Jamberoo and look forward to continuing the year here with your ongoing support. This truly is a great little school. 

Thank you all for your guidance in creating our 2021-2024 School Improvement Plan. This is now published on our school website for all to read. We have been guided by staff, community and educational professionals and I believe that it is something that we can be very proud of.


The 2020 Annual School Report was also published on the website and I would like to thank Matilda from Year 6, Mrs Milligan and Mrs Binks for their assistance in completing it.


Ms Greta Lewis

Principal (Rel)

Cross Country

Thank you to Mrs Martin and Miss Alpen for all your hard work organising and planning our Annual Cross Country event. The weather was spectacular and our spectators were enthusiastic as were ALL of our competitors. Congratulations to all the students who ran and thanks so much to all our helpers, it was a great day all around.





U8/9 Boys

Lachlan S

Judah S

Darcy D

U8/9 Girls

Dymi R

India B

Madeline W

10 Boys

Kyle R

Finn B

Noah E

10 Girls

Eden M

Isla B

Sophia M

11 Boys

Windradyne C

Cove B

Calhoun W

11 Girls

Hayley M

Indiannah R


Year 2 Boys

James M

Arlo B

Max L

Year 2 Girls

Ella H

Scarlett N

Amia T

Year 1 Boys

Ruben S

Finn S

Nate F

Year 1 Girls

Maeve R

Mia S

Charlo R

Kindergarten Boys

Con W

Carter R

Joel S

Kindergarten Girls

Zahli B

Evie N

Faith K

12/13 Boys

Quincy C

Finn P

Tannon C

12/13 Girls

Kiya R

Talia M

Matilda K & Chloe A

Easter Hat Parade

This week has been a fantastic week at Jamberoo Public School, with one of the obvious highlights being Wednesday. Students enjoyed a well-earned fundraising sausage sizzle and then took part in our Annual Easter Hat Parade. It was wonderful to see so many children really engaging with the theme to reduce, repurpose, reuse and recycle the materials that they used to make their Easter Hats. They had a fantastic time parading around and discussing their creative skills. Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Raffle!  It was great to see the work Mrs Martin has been doing in STEAM, reflected in the designs. (Photos to follow)

Remember: come to school everyday on time and stay for the entire day!

Cultural Immersion Program

In Term 2 we are looking at starting a cultural immersion program. This program has come around from some of the community consultation surveys received earlier this term. So far I have approached one of our German families to come along and share some language and fun information as well as completing a cooking activity. This program would be run with about ten students on a weekly basis with a different focus each week. If you feel you have something to offer this program, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss a good time. I look forward to getting more community involvement in our school. The program would begin with the senior students and move down throughout the school until even the kindergarten students can create and learn something culturally significant. This program will utilise the facilities in the outdoor classroom.

Senior Excursion

This week senior students will have received an Operoo letter about the upcoming senior Canberra excursion. Unfortunately the price has gone up considerably. With this in mind, we have begun fundraising with the hope to lower the cost for families considerably. So far we have held the Easter raffle and the Easter Hat Parade sausage sizzle. If you are a senior student parent and would like to help out with fundraising, please let me know so that we can work together. Thanks to Mrs Galea for her organisation of this. 

School construction works

Construction will begin at Jamberoo Public School on Tuesday 6 April. We are having our carpark and school entrances renovated to make better access to our school site for those who require it. It will mean that the lower gates are widened so that trucks can enter the site.  There will now be one entrance and one exit for all vehicles and staff parking arrangements will change. The student access on the lower side of the school will become safer as it will be fenced off.

 The other works that will begin these holidays are in the lower classroom block. The teachers are having their floor space increased, with the removal of old storerooms and creation of new ones. There will also be decks built of the lower sides of the classroom.

 We are hoping that the majority of this work is able to be completed during the holidays, to avoid as much disruption to classes as we can. 

STEAM time in the Library

This week, Birrahlee and Cooinda have been learning about BINS. Students have been exploring which materials belong in which bin and why. Students then looked a little more deeply at recycling and investigated whether a cardboard egg carton could be recycled into a bowl. They explored different materials and how they could be combined to create different properties.

 It was a whole lot of mushy fun!

Kindergarten Walabi STEAM - boat building task.

Teacher of the Week

Mrs Galea has been recognised as an extremely hardworking teacher who goes above and beyond in every aspect of her career.  Your children may have told you about the hours of extra work she does to get ice-cream in a cone to raise money for the Year 6 end of year activities, or the fact that she sets up for and organises our assemblies every single week, but what you don't about, is her fantastic school spirit. Mrs Galea is just like the extra set of hands everyone of us need at some time in our lives. Congratulations Mrs Galea you are our teacher of the week. 

Showcase on 4 Cooinda

This week in Cooinda, we have been exploring the jump strategy to solve two-digit addition problems. We took things outside into the sunshine, used some chalk and worked with our talk partners to solve each problem and show Mrs Milligan our thinking. Now that we have consolidated our understanding of the jump strategy, we can begin working on other mental and written addition strategies so that we can use them flexibly and become more efficient.

Week 9 Assembly Award Recipients.

Kindergarten WalabiLiam B, Jack C, Zavier D, Katelyn N, Evelyn N & Joel S
Year 1 BirrahleeMaleah M, Charlo R, Maeve R, Elsie S, Mia S, Grace S & Bailey S
Year 2 CooindaAva B, Alexandra C, Reagan D, Will H, James M & Beau R
Year 3 Wonga WongaImelda C, Maebry C, Amelia F, Mitchell M & Joshua N
Year 4 Kookaaraa

Finn B, Benjamin C, Noah E, Summah F, Ava H, Sophia M, Luca P, Kyle R & Maia R

Year 5/6 WombarraRylan A, Mali B, Dimity B, Tannon C, Hayley M. Chloe O, Finn P, Deni R, Odin S, Zachariah T & Annabelle Y
Learning Habits Eden T, Ruby A, Leo D, Amia T, Cooper F, Amelia W, Margaret M, Nyasa N & Kobi T
LibraryAmarli E, Luca M, Brodie K & Taj S
Principal's AwardWinter M, Ruby P, Mali B, Matilda K & Kiya R

Week 10 Assembly Award Recipients.

Kindergarten Walabi
Year 1 Birrahlee
Year 2 Cooinda
Year 3 Wonga Wonga
Year 4 Kookaaraa

Year 5/6 Wombarra
Learning Habits
LibraryHayley M, Indi R, Mahala P, Amy H & Chloe O
Principal's AwardFinn P
Teacher of the weekMrs Galea

Cross Country Fun - Thank you Miss Alpen & Mrs Martin

National Young Leaders Day 2021

Ruby, Mali, Kiya and I went to the forever memorable Young Leaders day on Thursday. We arrived in Sydney with Ms Lewis and went into the International Convention Centre where we got our little booklets to write down our questions and notes.

My favourite quote was from Lachie Smart. "there's always more fuel left in your tank!" Lachie talked to us first up about his experience as the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world.

Next was Anatasia Woolmer, their first woman to win the Australian Memory Championship, who inspired us to continually dedicate ourselves to what we are passionate about.

Then we say Jimmy Rees  AKA Jimmy Giggle (My favourite!) He took us through his journey of being on Goggle and Hoot and what's next for him. (we even got a photo with him.)

Finally was David Campbell. He is an Australian singer, stage performer, television presenter, children's author and Jimmy Barnes' son. 

All in all, Young Leaders day was an amazing experience and we are all so grateful to have gone. We learnt so much about achieving the impossible, thriving to do your best and surrounding yourself with what makes you happy!


PSSA Soccer Knockout

This week Miss Aplen, Mrs Dowling and her son Joel, accompanied our girl's and boy's soccer teams to Mt Terry to play in the first round of the knockout competition. The teams had prepared really well and displayed some emerging skills on the day. Miss Alpen was so proud of all of the achievements of her players that she was almost crying when she was telling all of the teacher.

Congratulations boys and girls for giving it everything you had. Unfortunately both teams will not progress in what is emerging as a very competitive competition. 

Miss Alpen is telling all the surrounding schools to prepare for next year as our players get bigger and stronger as they grow. Than you Miss Alpen, Mrs Dowling and her Joel for all your efforts with our teams. 

Easter Hat Parade

Please remember to update your child's health care plan on Operoo and supply a paper copy to the office.

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