At Willoughby Public School we aim to cultivate socially-aware learners who are critical and creative thinkers, within a safe, respectful and responsible learning community.
Dear Parent and CarersCanteen Update
We are very excited to see the upgrade of the school canteen and P&C / OOSHC kitchen is moving forward. Some of the work has been completed – installation of the gas connection, plumbing and electrical work. Thank you for your patience and support with the limited access to the canteen menu. Thank you to the parent volunteers that are helping with the lunch distribution – we appreciate your time and support.COVID Update
It is pleasing to see that our community can hold a sausage sizzle / cupcake stall on December 4 for the local government elections. Willoughby PS is a polling booth.
New Playground Markings
At long last, after months and months of delay, our new paint markings on the playground have been completed. A big thank you to Mrs Winkler and the school PBEL team for the initial concept and planning and also to Mrs Tingle for seeing the plan through to fruition.
Willoughby Public School students and staff observed a minute’s silence at 11am for Remembrance Day on Thursday. Although we couldn’t hold an assembly due to current restrictions, we watched recordings of Harry and Charlie playing the Last Post and Reveille Rouse in our learning spaces. Thank you to Harry and Charlie.
Our Year 6 School Service Team lowered the flag to half mast during our virtual service. It was lovely to see students and staff wearing a poppy badge, most of them hand made!
P&C election day fundraisers are back
As schools gear up to host polling venues for the NSW local government elections on Saturday, 4 December, one question is on everyone’s lips; can our P&C host a sausage sizzle or cake stall? P&Cs can host fundraisers providing takeaway food (with approval from the school), with COVID-safe measures in place, including vaccination and requirements for workers and volunteers, as well as encouraging physical distancing. Refer to the Election day fundraisers section of the Level 3 schools page for further information and share the new guidelines on the Advice for families page with your P&C.
When to use the School Visitor Check-in
Earlier this year, the rollout of School Visitor Check-in digitised the way visitors sign in upon arrival at a school. Anyone (other than students) on-site should use the School Visitor Check-in QR code:
Anyone on-site outside of school hours for non-school-related reasons should use the hosting organisation’s QR code, including:
Organisers should refer to the NSW Government’s Setting up electronic check-in and QR codes to create a free QR code.
Our teachers K-6 have been working in their professional learning teams to complete Making Learning Visible – Learning Intentions and Success Criteria. The goal of each professional learning session is to support teachers in bringing about ongoing and sustainable improvement in learner achievement. The Visible learning aim is that all learners are assessment-capable and that this leads to improvement in their attendance, engagement, retention, progress and achievement. As a group of educators, we are constantly working hard to improve learning opportunities for our students. I commend the dedication of our teachers in pursuing this online learning.Kindergarten 2022 Transition
We a re very pleased to be able to offer a face to face transition program for our incoming 2022 Kindergarten students. Thank you to our teachers, our 2022 student leaders’ nominees supporting our new kindergarten students. We are disappointed that we couldn’t hold our parent information sessions at school but at least the children will have opportunities to explore their “big” school setting.
We are still accepting enrolments for 2022, please find the forms on our school website.