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Family Fun Day

 Hundreds of satisfied Normanhurst West students spent the glorious day with one of the best crowds in the history of the event. The coordination by Mrs Michele Duncan Nagy was exceptional this being over many, many months. Parents working on setup, stalls and administration duties made an invaluable contribution to the day's success. It was a sterling effort from all performers entertaining the crowd. Thank you to Mr Matt Kean MP, State Member for Hornsby and NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Communities, for being part of the day. We are extremely grateful to the many event sponsors from local businesses and organisations, especially McGrath's Hornsby for donating $6000. Thank you to the NSW Police Force, NSW Ambulance Service and NSW Rural Fire Service for volunteering your time. Special mention goes to the Blunt family who looked after the Sponge Throwing for the last time after many years facilitating the stall. The school was ready for learning on Monday due to several considerate families who cleaned up after the spectacular event.

Above: Kirsten Mueller from MGrath Hornsby Real Estate presenting a cheque for $6,000 to our school  

Cyber Safety Awareness Month

Keeping your children safe online is easy with a few simple precautions.
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Digital Citizenship

We're the first generation of parents responsible for equipping our children with digital citizenship skills how to use technology safely and responsibly, and how to evaluate, manage and use the information and tools they find online.    Here are some tips to get you started: Click here

Different Types of Writing

Sun Safety

You child may be asked to present an assignment in a particular text type.  Text types mean writing according to a purpose or an audience. For example, factual texts inform and literary texts entertain. This fact sheet gives several examples and the purpose of different types of writing.
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This spring has seen temperatures soar.  A new information pack with the latest advice on sun safety is available for schools and parents.
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Choosing A Book For Your Child

Does Cartoon Violence Make Kids More Aggressive?

What makes a good book for young kids? Usually anything that they want to read. Resist the desire to choose only books that you read as a child.  Good books teach kids things subtly while still telling a great story.
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Lots of parents question the violence in many of today's cartoons and video games, but many of us grew up watching cartoons where violence was also a key ingredient.  What does the research indicate about exposure of our kids to violence?
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Coming up in Term 4

Assembly Calendar Term 4
Talent Quest
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Nov 27 Musical Gala Night
Dec 4 Band Tour to Hunter Valley
Dec 4 2G led assembly - Talent Quest - Special Talents - Principal Awards
Dec 4 Last Chess Club meeting for 2014
Dec 10 Presentation Night - Hornsby RSL Club
Dec 11 Scripture Teachers and Parent / Community Helpers Morning Tea
Dec 11 Assembly - Principal's Medallions

Term 4 Calendar

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DEC Schools Calendar
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wPerforming Arts Concert
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wKindergarten 2015
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Performing Arts Concert

Available from the office.
$5 donation

A set of two DVDs containing videos and photographs from all the items in the concert.

Below: Student from 2S with the marionette he created.


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