Variety Bash Breakfast
What a wonderful event! Stockton Public School were proud to be selected by the Variety Club Bash Breakfast as their fundraising partner. We provided breakfast for 327 Variety Bash Drivers. We provided cereal, muffins, fruit, juice, tea, coffee, yoghurt and bacon and egg rolls. We also fed the general public at the event. Raffle tickets were also sold. There were biscuits for drivers to thank them for their generosity to the cause. It was a brisk busy morning. The team of people that came to support and help were very much appreciated. Thank you to everyone that gave up their Sunday morning and to the team of people who helped out in the lead up in seeking donations and helping with the organisation. Big events like these don’t come together without a team of people. From staff to parents, students to families I thank you for your time, help and support. A massive thank you to Diana Segal whose leadership, organisation and time were the key to our successful event!!
Thank you to Variety as we secured a $6000 grant. The grant has allowed the school to purchase two free standing Aqua Bubblers for the playground. Aqua Bubblers will give all students the ability to easily fill up their water bottles throughout the school day. Variety also very generously donated books for our library and two citrus trees for the vegetable garden.
All of the profits raised from the breakfast and the raffle, are for the 'End of Year' activities for our Year 6 students. It will pay for their farewell, without a cost to the families for food or entertainment, a day out for Year 6 students, publishing costs of the Year 6 Yearbook and a gift to the school to remember the students by as they move into high school.
A HUGE thank you goes out to Woolworths. Woolworths at Marketown, Medowie and Mayfield generously donated all of the food for the day!
Thank you also to Kara Jones and Kristi Stevens who secured a donation from Bunnings for two brand new BBQ's for the school. Thank you Bunnings - we are very grateful for your donation.
A great day was had by all at our Athletics Carnival. We were fortunate to have beautiful, cold but sunny weather. All students participated in a variety of track and field events. Thank you to Mr van Wyck and Miss Denny who did a fabulous job of organising the event, the equipment and the people. We were all so busy that very few photos of the event were taken but great memories were made. Another big job in schools, but one that SPS does so well.
NAPLAN is finished for another year. Congratulations to all of the Year 3 and Year 5 students who completed the tests. Thank you to Mrs Hunt and the canteen volunteers for making hot chocolate for the many students across the four days of testing. Thank you to the P&C for covering the costs.
National Sorry Day - NSW Department of Education
National Sorry Day is held on May 26 and marks the day that the landmark ‘Bringing them Home’ report was tabled in federal parliament in 1997.
It is a time to remember the past policies of forced child removal, and reflect on the sad and painful stories of the Stolen Generations. It is a time to recognise the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the power of saying Sorry.
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The Week runs from 27 May to 3 June every year. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Links to help the understanding of or discussions with students -
BTN - Government Apology https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/government-apology/10542168
BTN - 10th Anniversary of the Apology https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/apology-10th-anniversary/10521928
BTN - Stolen Generations https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/stolen-generations/10542138
BTN - Reconciliation Week https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/reconciliation-week-2021/13350912
Our school’s Enrolment Policy is located, with the map of the school’s intake zone, on the School’s Website under “About our School – Enrolment”.
The enrolment cap for Stockton Public School is 270 students based on 11 permanent classrooms. Based on historical data, a buffer of five (5) enrolment places has been allocated to accommodate local students arriving throughout the year. Therefore, once student enrolments reach 265 students, Stockton Public School is unable to enrol non-local students.
If a non-local child is enrolled at Stockton Public School, parents need to understand siblings will only be enrolled if enrolment capacity allows at the time of an enrolment application. If this is a future kindergarten enrolment, this may not be able to be determined until September for the beginning of the following year. If your family’s current residential address is in the current intake zone, and you move outside the school’s intake zone, younger siblings cannot be offered enrolment unless there are spaces available for non-locals. Please be aware that High Schools also have an intake zone. Regardless of the primary school your son or daughter attended, non-local students can only be considered for enrolment at a high school if spaces are available.
Ms Jodie Holt