Jamberoo Public School Newsletter

Term 4 Week 8 Newsletter 2021

From the Principal

Dear Parent / Carer,

Thank you for helping our students to navigate another two weeks of school as we all head enthusiastically towards a well deserved holiday break from learning. 

School Leadership Candidates 2022

It has been wonderful to watch the candidates for the 2022 leadership team deliver their campaign speeches. Unfortunately we have been unable to present these speeches in a face to face environment, but I am sure that you will agree with me, that what we have seen from our candidates has been very impressive. We encourage you all to watch the video clip in this newsletter and speak to your children about who they feel would make great student leaders. On Monday in class-time, the students will watch the video once again and vote for their preferred candidates. Once the votes are counted the successful candidates will then be able to telephone their families to inform them. We will then begin the transition to new student leaders. 

Outdoor learning space 

Over the past few weeks, students, staff and our extended school community have been physically working on preparing our outdoor learning space as part of the Stronger communities grant. This week we were very fortunate to have Aunty May and Julie Street-Smith come on school grounds and consult with us about our learning space. They  gave some wonderful and constructive feedback to our Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students along with our Year 5 student leaders. These suggestions will be incorporated into the design of this outdoor learning space and planning for future developments will continue. Thank you Aunty May and Julie for your valued opinions. 

Rock Painting

In the creation of our outdoor learning space, it is very important to us here at Jamberoo that our current students have a sense of ownership of the space. One way we are doing that is by creating a dry river bed. The dry river bed is made up of flat river stones that each student has painted with "Their story". This process is proving to be a very valuable one and I would like to thank Mrs Martin for all her extra time in ensuring that each child has created their own story rock. Please see photos in this issue.


This week our very first dressed rehearsal was held for the 2021 Production "Calling All Angels". This was carried out to help draw together all the hard work that the students and teachers have been doing over the past six months. It was a wonderful to see the entire play start to come together. Students will continue to rehearse in groups before the filming of the play on Wednesday 1 December. Thank you to Mrs Behl-Shanks, Mrs Martin and Miss Alpen for all your hard work with the school production. 

Thank you for your support in maintaining a focus on learning and well being here at Jamberoo Public School

Ms Greta Lewis

Principal (Rel)

My Story Rock

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

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Community Consultation with the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)

Kindergarten Orientation #2

Upcoming Events

Monday 29 NovemberSchool leadership 2022 - voting
Tuesday 30 November Year 2 Bike Day
Wednesday 1 December

Production filming. 

Kindergarten Bike Day

Friday 3 DecemberKiama High School Orientation Day
Monday 6 DecemberYear 6 Farewell
Wednesday 8 December Cohort #1 (K/1) Presentation Day 9.30am
Thursday 9 DecemberCohort #2 (Yr2/3) Presentation Day 9.30am
Friday 10 December Cohort #3 (Yr4/5/6) Presentation Day 9.30am
Wednesday 15 December Gold Day Pending COVID restrictions. 
Thursday 16 DecemberFinal School Day of 2021
Tuesday 1 February 2022First day of school for Years 1-6
Friday 4 February 2022First day of school for Kindergarten

Cooking with the Principal

In week 7 Dympnah, Ellery, India and Winter enjoyed a three course feast. With garlic bread baked in the barbecue for first course, then fresh tomato and basil pasta for mains and followed by strawberry and chocolate ice creams for desert. These young ladies demonstrated great listening skills as they learnt about how to prep tomatoes for peeling and cooking. Thank you ladies, I would cook with you any day. 

In week 8 Archie, Mitchell, Joshua and Cooper were all master pizza chefs. The chefs made their own pizza dough and tomato sauce from scratch and it was amazing. The Year 3 students were shocked at their own cooking abilities and the taste of their creations. 

Spotlight on Zahli

Last week Zahli was sent to my office for her exceptional efforts in reading and responding to a text. Having read "The Giving Tree"  by Shel Silverstein in class, Zahli responded using pictures and writing. She was able to write a number of well constructed sentences about the story and demonstrate empathy towards the character. Well Done Zahli, I love seeing our little people achieve their learning goals. 

Robotics in the library

Week 7 Assembly Award Recipients.

Kindergarten WalabiZahli B, Zavier D, Logan F &  Faith K
Year 1 BirrahleeBryce B, Nate F, Shelby V & Zac W
Year 2 CooindaZane M, James M, Amia T & Lulu T
Year 3 Wonga WongaIndia B, Cooper F, Mitchell M, Judiah S & Madeleine W
Year 4 KookaaraaKyle R, Polly R & Alexis T
Year 5/6 WombarraRylan A, Dimity B, Talia M, Ruby P, Taj S, Tessa S & Kobi T
Learning Habits Liam B, Katelyn N, Henry O , Finn S, Amelia W, Brodie K & Sophia M
Library Isla B, William M, Illyria C, Jack C, Luca M & Jaxson M
Principal's AwardQuincy C & Grace S
Teacher of the Week 

"Calling All Angels" Dressed Rehearsal

Week 8 Assembly Award Recipients.

Kindergarten WalabiCate B, Harrison K, Amelia N & Constantine W
Year 1 BirrahleeRuby A, Leo D, Amarli E, Charlo R, Grace S & Bailey S
Year 2 CooindaHanna B, Alexandra C, Reagan D & Luca M
Year 3 Wonga WongaBridie H, Joshua N, Amelia W, Ella A, Darcy D, Ava K, Lachlan S & Dympnah R
Year 4 KookaaraaFinn B, Lulu D, Noah E, Summah F, Margaret M & Dominic V

Year 5/6 WombarraRylan A, Tannon C, Matilda K, Deni R & Kobi T
Learning HabitsMaia R & Charlie R, 
Principal's AwardEden M
Teacher of the week Mrs Martin

Walabi and Birahlee visit Killalea

More excursion photos

2021 Giving Tree

COVID-19 Update November 25 2021

Dear parent or carer

In order to minimise disruptions caused to schools by COVID-19 cases, and to maximise the time our students have learning in the classrooms a number of changes to operations for schools will be introduced from Monday 29 November for the remainder of Term 4.

Rapid antigen 'test-to-stay' program

A rapid antigen home testing (RAHT) ‘test-to-stay’ program will be available to any student who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case in a school setting. This will enable them to get back to school immediately following a negative PCR test and on the basis they do daily RAHTs before attending school across 7 consecutive days. This means that our students' learning is able to continue with minimal interruptions following a positive COVID-19 case. Full support will be available to help you implement this should it be required at our school and many other schools and students are already using RAHTs successfully.

Singing, chanting and instruments that rely on breath allowed outdoors

In line with community settings, instruments that rely on breath and singing and chanting will now be permitted if held outdoors, within cohorts, with distancing in place and where there is no sharing of instruments. Under these same conditions music classes, bands, ensembles, group repetition and choirs within cohorts can also resume.

An update to our cleaning protocols

NSW public schools are cleaned by professional cleaners each day, guided by expert advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), the National Health and Medical Research Council and NSW Health. As we have already seen in many schools, cohorting and our other COVID-safe layers of protection have been effective at minimising disruption. NSW Heath has provided clear advice, based on evidence that the department's regular clean, day clean and enhanced clean provides a more than sufficient layer of protection in schools for students and staff. NSW Health have advised there is no health and safety benefit to undertaking an environmental clean which is highly disruptive to a school’s ongoing operations and can close a school for up to 2 days. This is another important change that will get students back into classrooms faster in parallel with the ‘test-to-stay’ program. You can read more on the department's website about the different levels of cleaning in place in our schools.

Please continue to refer to the department's Advice for families page for the latest information on settings in our schools.

Thank you again for your continued support during this school term.

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

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