On Monday the 11th of November all students from Warragamba, Timbuktu and Uganda attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Unfortunately the weather on this day was terrible, but this did not dampen our spirits.

At 9:30am we finally arrived at the Maritime Museum and headed straight into a function room to take part in the Remembrance Day Ceremony. I think attending this event was an excellent opportunity for students to show their respect for all people who have died and served our country in past wars. Two of our school leaders (Milo & Acadia) laid a wreath on behalf of our school. 

After the ceremony we all headed into the Maritime Museum to eat our lunch. We were all feeling quite hungry and also looking forward to seeing all the cool exhibits inside. After lunch we split off into two groups. My group visited the Viking Exhibition first, while the other group went on another tour to learn about Australian immigration. I thought both activities were pretty cool, however my favourite was the Vikings exhibit. I found the activities were really interactive and taught everyone a great deal about Australian migration and Viking history.                                            

Finally, we all started our walking journey back to Ultimo Public School. We all had a really awesome day and I now realise how lucky we all are to attend excursions in our local area. I can’t wait till we go on our next excursion.

By Abbey Birtles (Warragamba)

As part of Sydney’s Inaugural Corroboree Festival we have been invited to participate in the Gurung (an Eora word meaning ‘child’) Parade. Timor, Nalondo & other students from the Stage 2&3 NAIDOC team (with their chosen friend) will be participating in the Gurung Parade, the opening event of Corroboree Sydney.

This event is set to be a regular cultural festival on the City of Sydney calendar.

Corroboree is an Indigenous cultural festival based in Sydney ‘where Gadigal country meets the sea’. It brings together traditional and contemporary Indigenous culture, non-Indigenous and Indigenous people, locals and visitors alike though participation in workshops, exhibitions, markets and a family day.

The Gurung Parade will involve Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from across Sydney marching together alongside their teachers and families, to enhance their sense of personal, community, national and global identity.

They will parade from Hyde Park to Government House where they will be met by the Corroboree Council of Elders and The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir. Entertainment will be provided on the lawns of Government House by some of the state’s most talented young indigenous performers, for the children to enjoy as they eat their own lunches.

For further information please visit the Corroboree website: http://www.corroboreesydney.com.au/

Family and friends are encouraged to join in the festivities by supporting us along the parade route and meeting us at Government House, where students will finish with a picnic lunch break while being entertained by various performers.

Each year schools conduct evaluations to examine an area of the curriculum and another area of schooling. The first questionnaire aims to gauge client sentiment on the services provided by the school and the second  questionnaire asks about your insights into the workings of various programs.We would welcome your input by completing the following two surveys linked.


Customer Satisfaction

Part of the 2013 School evaluation will examine customer satisfaction. We ask that you take part in this questionnaire as it will help us improve the service we provide to your community. Students and teachers will also complete surveys as part of the evaluation.

Specialist Programs


This questionnaire will help us gain your insights and understandings about the specialist teaching and learning programs in the school. Your input will help us examine then improve our practices and possibly refine our structures for these programs.

Music: Count Us In

Ultimo PS are Performing the Song 'Keep On'

on Thursday 31st 2013

@ 12.30pm

The students and teachers of Ultimo will be joining more than 600,000 students, teachers - and possibly parents – from schools all over Australia who have signed up to learn, rehearse and perform the same song, on the same day, at the same time. MCUI is Australia’s biggest school initiative. With support from The Australian Government, it has run since 2007 and is all about celebrating the value of music education to students’ development, whoever they are, wherever they are. Check out the website for more information http://www.musiccountusin.org.au/

Feel free to sing along at home using the following link.....



Ultimo Public School is proud to be participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program during term 4. Funds raised will go towards research to help the fight against heart disease and stroke. We will be hosting a.....

‘Jump Off’ event in the hall at 2:00pm on Wednesday the 6th of November.

This presentation will allow students to show off some of the exciting skipping tricks and games that they have learnt during the program. There are fantastic thank you prizes for students who raise as little as $15.00. Mr Parr Will be handing our sponsorship forms in the middle playground on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So jump on board and try to gain as many sponsors as you can.

Ultimo Public School and Ultimo Community Centre invite you:

  1. Listen to DEC Consultant Mark Yan and Ultimo PS Assistant Principal Demetri Tilliris explaining issues about Homework and Assessment in Primary Public Schools.
  2. Discuss your expectations in relation to homework and assessment.

This will be followed up by a guided visit to the new Ultimo PS garden area. Please note child care will be provided.


DATE:        Wednesday 30th October 2013

TIME:         9:30am – 11:30am

WHERE:     Ultimo Community Centre

COST:        Free


Raphael Hung: (02) 9298 3103                      Nicola Accaria: (02) 9660 2130

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Margarita Diaz: (02) 9660 2130

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Please RSVP by 21st October 2013

Starting Tuesday 22nd October the Kindergarten Orientation program will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Kindergarten classrooms. We have sent invitations to the families that have enrolled their Kindy kids for 2014. If you are aware of any other families with children who are eligible to start school next year, please make them aware of the information on the flyer linked below.





Chess will begin again on Friday 18th October. Students need to remember to arrive on time at 8am as lateness has become an issue and causes a significant interruption to the program. Please ensure that you have forwarded payment and the permission form to the Chess Academy and NOT the School Office.

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