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ANZAC Service

Lest We Forget

Our school's ANZAC Service was held at 1:30pm Thursday 10th April in the school hall. We paid our respects to those selfless Australian servicemen and women, who paved the way for this country, we share, to be so plentiful of opportunities for all. It is also a time to remember the current servicemen and women protecting our country. The school’s commemorative service was capably led by the 226 Army Cadet Unit Normanhurst. Following the assembly we were privileged to have as guests, cadets from the 226 Australian Cadet Unit Normanhurst.  The Unit executed a Catafalque Guard Ceremony in the school grounds around our flag pole.
Thank you to Mr Johnston for organising the cadets to visit our school.
Below: Congratulations to our Captains and Prefects for conducting our ANZAC Service with such professionalism.
They worked as a team and were excellent role models for our younger students.

Big thanks to Mrs Voss for teaching the  Yr 2 to Yr 6 choir "The Little Red Poppy" which they sang so beautifully

Below: Members of the SRC for each class placed a poppy on the wreathe.
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Books with vivid imagery, exciting stories and strong characters will not only entertain your child but set them up to enjoy reading for the rest of their life.

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It's not too late to book your child into a NSW Sport and Rec holiday camp. There are also family camps available year-round, for an active, family-friendly (and pocket-friendly) getaway.
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Your child can use this terrific app as an interactive educational tool at Taronga Zoo in Sydney or at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Wild Australia can also be used at home to discover more about the amazing animals and interesting keepers.
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Managing Screen Time

Books To Boost Brains

Kik, Vine, Instagram
Are They safe?

Helping kids find the right balance between activities, homework and screen time is a challenge that only gets harder as they grow older.  Commonsense Media has lots of useful resources to help, from movie and game ratings to articles like this one on setting screen time limits that are realistic enough that your children will actually follow them. Read the article here:

Literacy skills often progress suddenly in leaps and bounds. The secret is to keep kids of all ages reading over the weekends and school holidays. Even 20 minutes a night can make a huge difference to their reading, comprehension and general knowledge. It's also a great way to settle their minds down before sleep (for adults too!). If your child hasn't found a book that grabs their imagination, why not try them on a series book from the Premier's Reading Challenge list? Here are top suggestions for all ages, including young adult :

It's no contest -  kids discover and understand new social media long before we adults do. If your child is thinking about creating a new social media account, or complains that "everyone else is doing it", you can get the facts a glance from School A to Z's technology glossary. You will also find information about age restrictions and things to watch out for:


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Coming up in Term 1

April 11 Last day of Term 1

Coming up in Term 2

April 29 First day term 2 for students
April 30 NWPS Cross Country Carnival. Whole school
Fagan Park
May 2 P&C Mothers Day Stall

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Above: Lucy proudly wearing her great grandfather's medals.

Above: Isabella sing "In Flanders Fields" so beautifully again this year.