Panania North Public School

Newsletter 6 -30th April 2021

Principal Award Assembly - Wednesday 5th May - 2.15pm

Principal's Award Assemblies are back! There will be one per term.

A huge congratulations to the below students who will be receiving an  award this coming Wednesday the 5th May. Assembly starts at 2.15pm.

Principal's Award: 

Prejess S (Hedgehogs), Noah M (Wombats), Kaylee Y (Hummingbirds), Sophie M (Seahawks), Jordan L (Cobras), Timothy Z (Hedgehogs), Kaneisha S (Scorpions), Lucas Z (Hedgehogs), Majayda E (Wolves), Annabelle G (Flamingos), Sabiha A (Hummingbirds)


Gold Principal's Award: 

Izaiah M (Ravens), Aiden P (Wombats)

100% Attendance

Congratulations to the 121 students who achieved 100% attendance in Term 1!

Armani A, Zane A, Jaxon A, Leo C, Aidan D, Charlize D, Maryam E, Hayden E, Isaac G, Ethan H, Huthaifa J, Zane K, Lucas K, Lucas L, Mackenzie L, Braxton M, Zak M, Nathan P, Mariah P, Dalia S, Zayn S, Eve T, Archie T, Romeo V, Abigail W, Emily W, Sofia W, Jacob Z, Arlise B, Talia D, Korey F, Raphael G, Maddison G, Macey M, William M, Austin M, Veer N, Shania P, Sabrina P, Heleena P, Isaac S, Yousif S, Prejessa S, Ami T, Javis T, Eyana T, Emmy T, Jackson T, Ehan Y, Kaylee Y, Yasmin A, Maria A, Annie C, Joseph D, Amer D, Mariah E, Harrison E, Annabelle G, Adam S, Sophie T, Rocco V, Larissa W, Emily Y, Lucas Z, Timothy Z, BJ B, Ivanna B, Jaxon C, Natasha C, Kevin D, Ryan D, Joshua D, Charlotte F, Charlie H, Abinav K, Noah K, Benjamin M, Lewis P, Caleb P, Ryan P, Lilly R, Macy S, Lisa T, Watson W, Lexie W, Amanda Y, Hamza A, Emily A, Matilda A, Alex C, Lewis E, Harvey G, Emily H, Cathy L, Sophie M, Riley P, Ray S, Izabel S, Haanggu S, Terry T, Nathan W, Henry Z, Sama Z, Lilliana A, Khoi C, Aidan F, Henry G, Ethan H, Luca K, Minh L, Jaivin N, Alice Y, Daniel Z, Youssef E, Sophia N, Chloe O, Logan P, Kaneisha S, Chloe T, Cobalt W, Shayan Y.

Intention to apply for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022

Opportunity classes cater for academically gifted and high potential students. Successful students will usually have to leave their current school to enrol in a school with an opportunity class for Years 5 and 6.

Testing and assessment

Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test and school assessments. Students who wish to be considered for opportunity class placement will sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

How to apply

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry, you need to apply between Tuesday 20 April 2021 and Friday 7 May 2021. You will need to access the online application at: You must not use the child’s email address.

If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Team for assistance. Contact details can be found on the web site shown below.

You must submit only ONE application for each student. Important – the school cannot apply on your behalf.

Literacy - How do children learn to read?

In the past few years major research in how children learn to read has been conducted and the information gathered from developmental psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, developmental linguistics and educational intervention studied. 

Reading is considered the foundation of all other learning.

  • Functional MRIs of the brain prove that reading isn't easy or natural.
  • Reading acquisition is unrelated to intelligence
  • Reading is not natural like speaking, but some kids pick up reading very easily - about 5%
  • Another 35% of students do okay with broad instruction
  • The majority of students need explicit, structure, diagnostic and prescriptive instruction
  • Children with dyslexia need much more repeated, explicit instruction about how letters represent sounds in written words.

This explains why so many children do not learn to read through exposure to books and language.

There are six essential skills that need to be explicitly taught

  1. Oral language
  2. Phonemic awareness
  3. Phonics
  4. Vocabulary
  5. Fluency
  6. Comprehension

In our next newsletter we will begin to look at each of the 'Six Essential Skills' in further detail.

Newly Painted Chicken Coop

We would all like to thank Mrs Loveridge for coming in and painting the Chicken coop over the school holidays.

We think it looks great!

PSSA Round 6 & 7 Results

Rugby League

Round 6

Senior -  DRAW 18-18 Best and fairest Logan T

Junior -   LOSS 24-12 Best and fairest Lewis E

Round 7

Senior -  BYE

Junior -   BYE


Round 6

Senior -  WIN 7-4 Best and fairest Megan L

Junior - WIN 5-4 Best and fairest  Melanie H

Round 7

Senior -   WIN 15-6 Best and fairest Ayrlie B

Junior -  WIN 20-2 Best and fairest Talia C


Round 6

Senior -  LOSS 0-2 Best and fairest Kaleah D

Junior -  WIN 2-0 Best and fairest Zayd D

Round 7

Senior -  LOSS 2-0 Best and fairest Riya N

Junior - WIN 2-0 Best and fairest Dylan C

Koori Day

Kindergarten AFL

Art Club

Thank you to Mrs Gibbs and all the students who attending the first 2 weeks of Art Club. We had a great response and look forward to the coming weeks to see what our students can create. 

Every Thursday at Recess in the Grasshoppers Room.

All Students Welcome. 

An online store for the purchase of all Panania North Public School students uniforms

Advertisements - The school often publishes information on behalf of Community groups – parents need to decide the appropriateness of activities involving their child. It is the responsibility of each parent to research the bona fides of any organisation, in which you wish your child to be involved.

Honesty in all things

At Panania North we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly school with strong and valued community links.