There will be are a retirement
get-together & afternoon tea for Mrs
Liston & Mrs Gower. Friday, 4th December
4:30pm - 6pm in the school hall.
Mrs Liston has been a teacher /librarian
at our school since 1989 and Mrs Gower
has been teaching here since 1992.
They are much loved and well respected
by students, staff and parents and will
be greatly missed.
bring messages, photos and memories to
share. If unable to attend, an email
with a message for those teachers could
be sent to the school. Gold coin
donation for a gift. Thanks
Congratulations NWPS for raising
$520 to help in
the renovation of a small school in Pozieres,
Thank you to our captains and prefects for
presenting the service so well, and also to
those students who assisted with the microphones
and speakers and the raising of the flag.
Special thanks to Mrs Voss and our wonderful
Arts Alive Choir and to Mr Jim Braid, the
excellent piper, for their amazing contribution.
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Below: Captains and prefects collecting the
Below: The Arts
North choir, conducted by Mrs Voss sang "Always
Campaign to Rebuild Historic
schools are being urged to participate in a
fundraising initiative that revives one of the
most touching gestures after World War I.
To help mark Remembrance Day on November 11,
school children across the country will be asked
to donate a gold coin to help rebuild a
dilapidated school in the village of Pozieres in
France, where thousands of Australian troops
died in fierce fighting in 1916.
The fundraising campaign mirrors one conducted
in the 1920s when Victorian school children
collected pennies to rebuild the shattered
school in the village of Villers Bretonneux,
which Australian soldiers had liberated in 1918.
The project is being organised by the Camp
Gallipoli Foundation, a not-for-profit
organisation established to educate Australian
children about particular moments during World
It has been described by the French Department
of Veterans Affairs as the best project from
Australia to mark the centenary of World War I.
This will be a simple but very meaningful
initiative, Camp Gallipoli Foundation chief
executive Chris Fox said.
After the traditional minute's silence on
November 11, a hat will be passed around the
assembly at each participating school so
children can make their contribution.
"We want to reinforce the memory of Australian
casualties of the battle, to provide an enduring
legacy in the village for local children to have
a connection with Australia, and to encourage
our children to learn and understand the great
sacrifice this village represents," Mr Fox said
in a statement.
All participating schools will be acknowledged
on a special website and on a plaque at the
school in Pozieres.
Building work is scheduled to begin in July next
year and be completed around the same time in
The campaign proposes building seven classrooms,
a teachers' common room, a small library,
toilets, an assembly hall and some
Schools wishing to take part should visit the
Camp Gallipoli website for details at
thanks to our amazing P&C and the Family Fun Day
organisers, capably led by Ms Duncan-Nagy,
together with all other hard working volunteers
for once again organising a fantastic Family Fun
Day. The school truly resembled a theme park for
the day. It was great to see past, present and
future students and their families appreciating
the live entertainment, food selection, variety
of stalls and rides. Congratulations to all
students who entered the various FFD
competitions. We are very grateful to our many
sponsors. Well done to our school community for
coming together on this special day to remember.
Funds raised go to assist our school and
great to see our Principal, Mr Greg McLaren,
Assistant Principal, Mr Matt Pinchbeck, teacher,
Mr Damien Vaughan as well as Year 6 students
being such good sports at the sponge throwing
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5V Science - Bridge
"Countdown To School Calendar"
Printable Calendar (2015 - 2016) and information for new students.
All enrolment forms
are now due. Thank you to those parents who have already
returned their enrolment forms to our office. If any
other parent has a child who will be starting school
next year or if any of our families have neighbours in
that position please let them know that Normanhurst West
PS needs completed enrolment forms for next year. It is
important to enrol as soon as possible as this assists
our planning for 2016. Enrolment forms are available
from our office on request.
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information about Kindergarten