The New Kindergarten Enjoying the Garden

                    

Starting from Monday 4th February we will be trialling a change in before school arrangements. From 8:30am we will have families enter via the gates on the top playground. The teacher on duty will be on the top playground only. 

This will allow families to enjoy the school garden and possibly take the opportunity to do some gardening and maintenance of the garden beds. 

In the event of inclement weather we will revert to using the COLA area and assembly hall.  Families can still order from the canteen before school.

At home time, children will be dismissed from the middle playground as usual.

As part of our PDHPE program, students from Year 1 – Year 6 will be participating in weekly swimming lessons at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, from 12.2.13 to 7.5.13. Qualified swimming instructors will be provided by the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, with lessons being 45 minutes in duration.

Please return permission notes and money as early as possible. The permission note and payment facilities are available from the following pages and links:

School downloads/Sport  - Swimming Permission Note

Online Store and Payments - Swimming Carnival and Lesson Payment

 

 

 

Please note that the current arrangements for classes are temporary and we are yet to determine the final enrolment numbers.  We ask that you allow your children and the teachers to settle into a routine of schooling.  It is possible that class formations may have to change. 

Please be reminded that children are welcome to ride their bikes and scooters to school.  If you would like your child to participate in this healthy activity you are required (if you haven’t already done so) to collect a permission note from the school office and sign the consent form.  The note also has rules and instructions that explain safety procedures.

Tomorrow (Friday 14th December) we are hosting a tabloid sports carnival to celebrate the end of the year. Children will be in their class groups and move through a series of stations every 30 or so minutes. The event will be run by a company called ‘Tri-skills’. The carnival is designed to engage children in physical challenges and to provide a positive social experience, success and lots of enjoyment.

Following the Year 6 Farewell Assembly, the whole school will begin their warm-up and then go to their first activity.

Students should wear school uniform including their hat and closed-in shoes that are appropriate for physical activity. Students should bring their lunch and recess as normal (canteen will be available) and a water bottle.                                           

 

2012 Schools Spectacular

On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November, sixteen senior choir students joined three thousand five hundred other public schools students from around New South Wales to perform at the Sydney Entertainment Centre for the above event. The students had a great time performing with these amazing talents and had the most enjoyable experience.

Thank you to the sixteen students for their efforts and commitment and represented Ultimo Public School so well. Thank you to Ms Baitieri and the parents for their support. Thank you to Ms Ternovy for so generously provided students with the extra accessories for different segments of the show.

Ms Chang

 

 

           

This year we were fortunate to be part of the annual Deloitte IMPACT Day. Deloitte Australia is part of a global company providing a broad range of audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients. On IMPACT day employees from Deloitte put aside their administrative tasks and business roles to provide skills-based volunteering with hands-on support to over one hundred not-for-profit organisations and schools.

On Friday, 16th November, 20+ volunteers offered hands on assistance with continuing to create our school garden as well as attend to a number of garden maintenance issues. Kindergarten worked with them in the morning to move soil to the recently constructed garden beds. While a few keen gardeners from Sydney Class worked with our Deloitte volunteers to plant some flowers and herbs in the middle terrace. 

We were to be able to thank our volunteers in the Friday afternoon school assembly. It was a hugely successful day and we hope to be able to be part of the annual event next year! Thank you to the Deloitte team for the hours of work you saved us and thank you Mr Strachan for ensuring we had all the necessary equipment and soil to achieve soooo much!

                 

 

On Saturday 17th November some staff members and friends of Ultimo Public School ran a public BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse at Ashfield to assist the Year 6 students in their fund raising efforts. This event was a fantastic success, which resulted in $2900 being raised!!! As a farewell gift from Year 6, it is intended that some of these funds will be used to buy new school banners with our updated logo on them. A big thank you to Mr von Sanden for organising the event and to Kerrie von Sanden, Ms Turner, Mr Tilliris, Mr Accaria, Ms Baitieri, Mr Parr, Shelley, Bev Mye, Chris Woods and Anne-Marie Richardson for giving up their time on the day!

 

 

Excitement is growing at Ultimo Public School as our 2012 Art Show approaches! 

The 'Art Show' will be held on Thursday 29th November, 5-7pm. The evening will be filled with fantastic things to see and do including a gelato stall, student musical ensembles, yummy food, a gelato stand and of course lots of wonderful artwork!  For the first time this year there will be an opportunity to purchase your child’s artwork by donation. All proceeds will go towards the school’s vibrant Creative Arts programme.

Please come along and join in the fun!

 

 

We are hosting another GARDEN WORKING BEE on Thursday 15th November from 3pm until around 5pm. We will be located at the end of the Top Playground on our garden site.

If you think that you may be available to help, please email the school at the address below or sign the register in the COLA, near the Assembly Hall.

PLEASE BRING: Sun safe clothing, water bottle and closed shoes. Sunscreen will be provided. Light refreshments will be enjoyed in the Lord Wolseley on the Quarry Green at the conclusion of the Working Bee.

The Department of Education and Communities has presented a proposal to re-develop the site of the Ultimo Public School to construct a private mixed residential/commercial development incorporating a new school. 

The school is hosting a public meeting to discuss this and other possible plans and strategies for the development of additional primary education facilities for Ultimo and Pyrmont.

All concerned residents, parents, carers and community members are welcome to attend.

  • 7th November at 6:30 PM
  • Ultimo Public School in Assembly the Hall (entry on Quarry St). 

We look forward to your attendance and input on the night.

School Garden - WORKING BEE Thursday 15th November 3 - 5pm

Thank you for your support so far, now we need your help again to position our final 5 beds and construct our garden shed.

We are hosting a WORKING BEE on Thursday 15th November from 3pm until around 5pm. We will be located at the end of the Top Playground on our garden site.

If you think that you may be available to help, please email the school at the address below or sign the register in the COLA, near the Assembly Hall.

PLEASE BRING: Sun safe clothing, water bottle and closed shoes. Sunscreen will be provided. Light refreshments will be enjoyed in the Lord Wolseley on the Quarry Green at the conclusion of the Working Bee.

See you all there!

As part of our 2012 school evaluation we are focusing on how we manage the transition of students from one year to the next. Please assist us by taking a moment to complete the survey that is available via the following weblink until Friday 16th November, 2012:

Parent/Carer Survey – Transitioning between the years, 2012

Your insights will supply us with valuable information that will support school planning.  More precisely, the data we gather will help drive decision making around the way classes are formed and how we relay student information to the next teacher.  Students in Years 2 to 6 and teachers are completing matching surveys on this topic. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 

Six students represented Ultimo Public School at the Inner City Public Speaking Competition on October 23. For the first time, our much younger students from Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 were involved in the public speaking event and performed extremely well. We congratulate the following students on their efforts and excellent achievement; Tristan, Tamaki, Samuel, Fred, Geena, and Acadia. A special thank you also to the parents and family members who attended on the day.

 

On 18 October, twenty schools from the Sydney Region were involved in the third Video Conferencing Debating Gala Day. Fifteen students in Years 4, 5 and 6 represented our school. Throughout the day they developed many skills such as understanding debating, writing speeches, working collaboratively and presenting in front of an audience.  Three topic s were discussed, one of which was, ‘Commercials are the best part of TV’. It was a valuable and positive learning experience for all students involved. We congratulate the following students on their efforts and dedication in this event; Carolina, Dylan, Harry, Lilian, Claire, Matthew, Edmond, Natalia, Grace, Isabella, Edwina, Milo, Acadia, Kelly and Flora.



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