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Teacher quality Reporting in Semester 1 2013
Teachers will continue to report against syllabus outcomes using an A – E reporting scale in Mathematics but will provide specific
information about numeracy or Mathematics achievement against the clusters on the respective continuum on a separate report
instead of a comment on the report form. Please view the numeracy continuum here: http://numeracycontinuum.com/
Teachers in K – 2 have been effectively using the numeracy continuum as part of the Best Start initiative for a number of years
at Kincumber PS. Teachers in Years 3 – 6 will be reporting using the Mathematics continuum. Please view the Maths continuum here:
As a result, the comments section of English and Maths will contain the notation “Please refer to the provided continuum” instead of
the usual comment. Also included in this semester’s report is a section that indicates information about the current individualised
learning plans for your child. The literacy and numeracy and Maths continuums are about four
pages each and along with the actual report, the plastic sleeve of information you will receive on the last day of term will be quite
large. If your child will not be at school on this day and you would like the report mailed to you, please provide a stamped, self-addressed A4 sized envelope by 26 June to the office.
Attendance Regular attendance at school is essential if students are to
maximise their potential. International research demonstrates a strong correlation between student learning, attendance at school and improved life outcomes. Students who attend school regularly
are more likely to achieve educational success, and increase their career and life options.
Parents are legally responsible for the regular attendance of their children. As part of my legal obligations, I have a responsibility to
accept or not accept a parent’s explanation for their child’s absences and I may request further information, including medical
certificates, from parents for long or frequent absences, even when explained as being due to illness.
I periodically review attendance records and when a child’s attendance rate falls below 85%, I refer children to the school’s
Learning Support Team whose recommendations may include referral to more senior officers in the department or other authorities. Please provide an explanation, either in writing on the
green forms we provide for this purpose, or by phone within two days of an absence and aim to have your children at school, on
time, most of the time. Teacher quality
I must be the luckiest principal in the world to have such committed and wonderful teaching staff! This year as part of our
school plan, we have been implementing strategies to better individualise instruction and differentiate according to student need. This is really just a fancy way of saying that we are trying
really hard to teach your child exactly what they need and support them better.
I have asked teachers to learn many new things, make many
changes to their teaching practice, program differently and this has increased their workload considerably. They may have complained quietly to themselves, just a little, but everyone has
had a red hot go and produced some brilliant results.
Despite significant restructuring and many changes to the Department of Education and Communities over the last twelve months, teachers at Kincumber Public School have maintained a
very strong focus on continuous improvement in their classrooms.
I could not be prouder or more impressed with them. There are some amazing things happening in your local public school!
Hope you had a great week at our great school. Trish Peters
K/1E Hargun Chhina 1L Megan Jackson 2C Finlay Calder 3K Kaya Ardita
KP Olivia Kilby 1G Cooper Uzelac 2E Harrison Giuliani 3H Libby Montgomery
KW Grayce Brookes 1K Jasmine Spiros 2K Sarah Groom 3S Chelsea Smith
1N Lucy Barry 2L Hannah Lyttle 3W Jordana Booth Star of Week 5
2L - Jye Erickson 1T Rory Kearns Library Jack Behrens
Monday June 17 Central Coast Dance Festival Performance by Year 1, Show A My School
Monday June 17 Stage 1 Excursion, Products and Services - visit Coles Supermarket
Monday June 24
P&C Meeting 7.00pm, please come along and support your school. Please note change of date from 17th to 24th due to Central Coast Dance Festival.
Wednesday June 26 Central Coast Dance Festival Performance by Stage 3, Show F Spiritus
P & C meet the third Monday of every month, 7.00pm - President P&C: John Milne
Avoca Drive, Kincumber 02 4369 1544 www.kincumber-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Email: [email protected]
June 13, 2013
Guitar Students -
Please note NO
Class Item 1K
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 1K had to make a product using classroom equipment and
then they had to market their creation to the rest of the
class. They had to persuade the others that the product
would be worth buying.
Paige – “My submarine can shelter you”.
Zack – “The movie making props are very good to make a
‘Star Wars’ film”.
Liliya – “The skate park is awesome because you can ride
Jasmine – “I have made lots of things to see out of. You
can have them even if you don’t need proper glasses.”
Liliana – “ I have made a submarine house that can go
under the water and on land.”
Alexis – “I have made nine chairs. They are very pretty,
different colours and different sizes.”
Safin – “My house has a spy camera.”
Summer – “My flower headbands are really pretty.”
Ben – “My boat can go in the water. Then when it comes
out you can put wheels on it.”
Zane – “The rocket goes in space and it can come apart.”
Bella – “You should buy my microphone and bunny ears
because they are interesting and different.”
Emma – “The colourful flowers that I have made can go
into someone’s garden.”
Ansh – “This building is very big and it has eyes on the
Jessica – “This boat can go in the water and it can fly.”
Zoe – “The shop has lots of flowers. I reckon that they
Chloe – “This is a deep hole and you should buy it because
it is one hundred dollars.”
Josiah – “This is a house with a lounge. You can fall asleep
on the lounge while you watch television.”
Jett – “This is a happy face. If you are sad you can get
your frown upside down. All you need is the happy face to
make you happy.”
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Please support the sponsors who support the school. Refer to the advertisements as from time to time there are
special promotions. If you would like information on sponsoring the school newsletter
please contact the school office on 4369 1544
Do you have a child who is starting school at KPS
next year? Please call in at the office and leave your details so
that we can add your child to our list. If you have a neighbour/relative whose child is starting school in
2014 please pass on this information to them.
Crunch&Sip Why should children eat more fruit and vegetables?
We all know fruit and vegetables are good for us, and they
taste great! They are packed full of vitamins and minerals that are important for growth and development and are a
source of dietary fibre, which prevents constipation.
Regularly eating diets high in fruit and vegetables also protects us against a number of diseases.
More than 87% of primary school age children in NSW do
not consume the recommended amount of vegetables. This places them at risk of developing disease, such as
diabetes, later in life.
Crunch&Sip ensures students are consuming at least one serve of fruit or vegetable each day, and can help increase
the total number of serves they are eating each day.
So encourage your child to eat fruit and veg at home and at school. And don’t forget to send some fruit and
vegetables to school each day for your child to enjoy
during Crunch&Sip break!
Why shouldn’t students eat snacks like muesli bars or fruit leathers during Crunch&Sip?
Foods such as fruit-topped muesli bars and fruit leathers
are often high in sugar and energy, and low in other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Fruit and
vegetables are lower in energy and high in nutrients, making them the ideal snack option.
Fruit leathers, roll-ups and sticky muesli bars also have
the tendancy to cling to teeth, which increases the risk of tooth decay.
Fruit and vegetables are the only foods allowed to be eaten during the Crunch&Sip break.
Premier’s Reading Challenge 2013
Congratulations to the following students for completing thePremier’s Reading challenge in 2013.
Kalena Webb, Riley Girgis, Matt Orrock, Ellie Richardson,
Samantha Riding, Anya Tatarinoff, Emily Andrew, Qwennette Chau, Mikalya Convery, Caitlin F, Jemma Grice,
Sari Walker- Woods, Elias Williams.
Well done! Donna Judd Librarian
‘KINTEEN’- CANTEEN ROSTER WEEK 8, TERM 2
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U N I F O R M S H O P H O U R SU N I F O R M S H O P H O U R SU N I F O R M S H O P H O U R S
TUESDAY 8.30am to 9.30am
WEDNESDAY 2.00pm to 3.00pm
THURSDAY 8.30am to 9.30am
Don’t forget to use our online ordering, a great way to order your children’s recess and lunch.
Fleximeals on line: www.fleximeals.com.au If you would like information on how Fleximeals works please call
Linda the school’s canteen manager.
Monday June 17 Aimee
Tuesday June 18 Maria
Wednesday June 19 Wendy
Thursday June 20 Need help
Friday June 21 Jo
‘Bouncy Balls’ are still available, they can be purchased from the school canteen at a cost of $3.00, purchase a
ball and receive a bonus transfer. Proceeds from sales support Stewart House Programs for students in need
from across NSW and the ACT.
Thank you again for your support.
On the Beach - Opposite the Surf Club
(Next to the Cafe)
Present this voucher and BUY 1 FISH AND CHIPS AND
GET A KIDS FISH AND CHIPS FOR $1
valid Monday to Friday ... open till 8pm ...7 days a week
OFFER EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
KINCUMBER UNITING CHURCH
Want to be part of a Mother ‘n’ Toddler group?
Children playing, socialising, sharing and learning.
Mothers sharing stories, joys, worries and support.
We have an excellent facility across the road from Kincumber Public school at Kincumber Uniting church:
well kitted out and waiting for you.
Various times available to suit you with everything you
need: outdoor play area, indoor play room, quiet room, with kitchen and toilet facilities.
A great opportunity to get together in a safe environ-
ment. For further information contact
Sheila Craig on 4369 5939
NSW OFFICE OF COMMUNITIES
SPORT AND RECREATION
AFL (Auskick) Cares Bicycle Safety with NSW Police
Circus Skills Circus Aerial Workshop
Horseriding—Saddleclub Kids Multi-Sports
Tennis Trampoline for beginners
Trampolining for kids with a disability
For more information please contact 131302 or
Rajdhani Indian Restaurant
Winner 1996-2006 NSW Winner 1998
NSW Finalist 1999-2000 National 2002 and 2005 Regional Award 2009
Shop 9, 37/41 Avoca Drive
(Next to Australia Post)
Phone: 4369 1277
Take-away: 4369 1256
Learn VIOLIN in school hours at Kincumber Public School with
EVA WEIERMANN accredited teacher (Central Coast Conservatorium) MTA
Students are professionally prepared for
fetes, school and Opera House performances
5 years to 12 years
Violins available for hire
Private lessons also taught at Copacabana
All ages and standards.
Phone: 4382 2194 or 0401 523 255
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