On Wednesday 8th May, Stage 3 departed at 7:00 am to go to Canberra. After 2 hours on the road, we had a break in a small town called Mittagong. We ate our snack and we played games. It took 2 hours to get to Canberra. We went to the Australian War Memorial. We studied about the world wars. We also went into the Unknown Soldier tomb. We went to the museum of democracy (Old Parliament House). We learned how to vote.

After we visited Old Parliament House we went to our motel. The students went into different rooms. In our room we had Jonathan, Arkan, Andre, Aston and Hien. We took a shower at the motel. After we took a shower we ate dinner. We had lasagne for dinner and Arkan had vegetable spring roll. After we ate our dinner we had chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. Then we went back to our rooms.

On our last day, we went to Geo Science and the CSIRO. We did lots of experiments and used microscopes to magnify small things like insects.

We had an awesome time!

By Arka and Jonathan




Come and join the.....

Ultimo Public School Chess Club

Classes are every Friday, in the Library from 8 - 9am.

Click on the picture to access a form from our SCHOOL DOWNLOADS page.


To all the Kindergarten families and students of Ultimo Public School,

Please check out our new BLOG called 'Kindy Conversations' and discover all the exciting things we are exploring and learning at school.

Click on the image of our blog below to access and add your comments.

From Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia


Fiona Davies Workshop
Saturday 11th of May 
$30 per child.
Artist Fiona Davies will run a children's workshop at Culture at Work in conjunction with the Fiona Davies 'Blood on Silk' exhibition.
With red and white ribbons children will learn how to weave a pattern based on Fiona's art installation at our gallery space. Children will have a tour of the exhibition and a talk about how the artist makes her work and why she is interested in science. 
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Where: 6-8 Scott Street Pyrmont
TEL: 0401884716

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Our P & C Fund Raising Sub-Committee would LOVE to see all Ultimo PS children at our BIG NIGHT OUT on 22nd March from 6- 8.15pm.  Click on the flyer below to find out more and download the BOOKING FORM  to buy your tickets.  Have a fun night!


As part of the school's Talking and Listening program, eight students with Ms Baitieri, will participate in the Sydney Region Debating Day at Birchgrove Public School. Participants will learn more about the important aspects of debating such as speakers' roles, writing definitions, developing arguments and practising rebuttal skills. We wish them good luck and look forward to hearing about their debating challenge experience!



On Friday 22nd March we will be celebrating

Harmony Day

during our school assembly time from 2-3pm.

The theme for this year is 'One Story-One Australia'. A guest speaker and several children will be speaking about "Being an Australian". Children have been encouraged to wear orange and parents are most welcome to attend this special assembly.

Easter Hat Parade


Thursday 28th March

9 - 10 am

Parents and Carers are all invited to join us for our school Easter Hat Parade on Thursday 28th March at 9am. 

The attached poster has been created by Ms Ternovy to help you with some creative ideas and encourage you to make a fun Easter hat for the occasion at home. Click on the image below for some ideas.......

We are looking forward to seeing you all there


New layer...

Thursday 7th March 2013

5.00pm - 7.00pm


Parents and Carers are all invited to come and meet your child's teacher

and hear about this year's class programme.


5.00pm           Welcome in Hall

5.20pm           Parents and teachers in classrooms

6.00 - 7.00pm  Dinner together in the middle playground

Please bring a plate of food to share, so we can enjoy dinner together afterwards.

Students are welcome and will be supervised in the top playground between 5.00 -6.00pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.



Parents, please feel free to assist the children in the weeding of our garden. There is quite a lot of growth around the bottom of the garden beds, mostly grasses that need pulling up.


Leaves and pine needles

The native trees in our garden are not friends of our fruit and vegetables. While you are enjoying a walk around the beds, please throw out any of the eucalypt leaves or pine needles that find their way there.


We are noticing fungus growing amongst our vegetables. To combat this, we ask that children bring in eggshells. Apparently adding eggshells will help add calcium to the soil. We have placed a pot marked “eggshells” beside the whiteboard. Please drop them in!



We are developing ways of informing you of news and ways in which you can help in the garden. We have secured a whiteboard against the fence as a short-term measure for this purpose.


Being too picky!

Finally, most of our produce is not ready to pick and we are creating a system to inform children and parents what can be picked and when. Please support us by reinforcing to the children that teachers will tell them when they are able to pick fruit and vegetables from the garden. Thank you.

Alan Strachan     Garden Co-ordinator


Dance with BLAKE WATERHOUSE from So You Think You Can Dance!

Ultimo Public School Hip Hop Classes

Every Thursday 11.35 - 12.20

Dance classes encourage kids to be versatile and creative dancers,
whilst keeping fit, learning a great skill, gaining confidence and
having heaps of fun. All age and skill levels are welcome.

Click here for more information....

This week the students from years one to six commenced their swimming lessons. During the first lesson all students were tested for their swimming ability and will be placed in an appropriate ability based group. They also practised some water safety techniques such as floating on their backs.

There will be no swimming lesson next week as we are having the swimming carnival on Friday 22nd February. It would be great to see as many students wearing a school swim cap, displaying their house colour, for the crowd to see.

The next swimming lesson will be in week 5, on 26th February.

Please check out more photos through this link:  Swim Scheme First Lesson

Wattle St
Glebe 2037
  Phone: 9660 2130
Fax: 9692 8823
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