Parent information evening presentation

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THORNLEIGH WEST PUBLIC
SCHOOL
INFORMATION NIGHT 2014
Who we are
Facilities
Programs
Student Opportunities
Reward Program
Reporting to Parents
Starting school
Community Involvement
Upcoming dates
A Kindergarten Day
Questions
Finbar O’Doherty-Relieving Principal
(for Chantal Mamo – Principal)
We Are:
Local and public
Student focussed
Community focussed
Developing positive
relationships and manners
Focussed on “safe, happy”
students
Excelling in:
Computer Education
National Testing (NAPLAN)
– Literacy / Numeracy
Student Welfare
Performing Arts
Sport
Facilities
Set on 3 ha. / 7.2 acres
Treed, leafy area
One site K-6
Technology rooms
IWB’s in all rooms
Large classrooms
Large school hall
Air-conditioned
Well resourced library
Internet access in all rooms (and wireless network)
Safe – no traffic, grassed
Facilities
Programs
KLA – Key Learning Areas
1. ENGLISH – (Kindergarten)
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Reading and viewing
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Writing and representing
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Spelling
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Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
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Handwriting and using digital technologies
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Speaking and listening
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Expressing themselves
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Thinking imaginatively and creatively
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Reflecting on learning
2. MATHEMATICS
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Number
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Patterns and Algebra
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Space and Geometry
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Data
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Measurement
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Working Mathematically
3. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Science
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Computer Education
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Environmental Education
4. HSIE – Human Society and Its Environment
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Environmental Studies
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History
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Aboriginal Studies
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Moral and Religious Education
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Languages Other Than English (French)
5. CREATIVE ARTS
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Music
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Visual Arts
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Craft
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Dance
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Drama
6. PD/H/PE - Personal Development, Health and
Physical Education
Staffing
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Executive
Principal
Deputy Principal- non teaching
4 Assistant Principals- teaching
 Teaching Team
 21 classroom teachers
 Support teachers- library, sport, French,
Reading Recovery, Learning Support,
drama, art, EAL/D (English as an
Additional Language or Dialect),
Learning and Support Teacher.
 School Learning Support Officers
(SLSO)
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Administration Staff
School Administration Manager (SAM)
School Administration Officers (SAO)
General Assistant- grounds &
maintenance
Specialist programs at TWPS
Specialist Teachers for:
 Library (Miss Hoffman)
 French (Madam Saker)
 EAL/D (Mrs Dawson)
 Reading Recovery
(Mrs Batson)
 Learning Support (Mrs Wilson)
 Learning & Support
 (Mrs Corbett-Wilkins)
 Teacher PE / Sport skills
(Mr Gallie)
 Drama (Ms Johnson)
 Gymnastics (ProSport)
 Dance (Ms Fabbro)
 Scripture / Religion
+ School Counsellor
(Mr Singh)
Opportunities for Students
Band - Senior Concert
- Junior Concert
- Training Band
- Funk Band
Choirs - Primary Proms –
(Town Hall) + Senior –
(Sydney Opera House) +
Festival Choir – UTS+ School
Spectacular –Syd Ent. Centre
Drama
Wakakirri
Debating
Public Speaking
Art Competitions
Sport – Interschool Comp.
- Representation in Swimming,
Athletics, Cross Country at
Zone, Region, State, National
UNSW Competitions
Visiting Performers
Interrelate (sexuality education
Year 6)
Life Education
Languages- French & Mandarin
A Stream classes Yrs 1-6
Class / School Leadership
Student Representative Council
School Councillors / Captains
House Captains
PBEL Reward Program
Awards etc:
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* Respect, Responsibility, Achievement
 Citizenship Medal
+ bronze, silver & gold badges
* Aussie of the Month (DEC values)
* Principal’s Morning Tea
* Achievement / Assembly Awards
* Newsletter recognition
* Carnival ribbons
* Assembly presentations
Reporting To Parents- About the
School
 Wednesday Weekly
Newsletter -online
 Annual School Report
 School Website
 Annual Financial
Statement
 P&C Report
Reporting To Parents – About the Students
Parent information evening (general)
Student Report – each semester
Formal parent / teacher interviews
Additional interviews as requested
Teacher / Executive / Principal access
Starting School
(In 2014) 4 Kindergarten classes
Average class sizes:
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Kindergarten: 20 students
Year 1 – 22 average
Year 2 – 24 average
Years 3-6 30 average
Caring, professional, available staff
Expectations – “respect, responsibility and
achievement”
Academic – emphasis on Literacy and
Numeracy
Orientation Program –
Kindergarten
November – every Friday morning
Kindergarten 2015 Orientation Parent Morning
Student Orientation / Activity Mornings x 3 for children
Community Involvement
Opportunities for Involvement:
SCHOOL COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP
 P&C
 Committees –
- Band
- Uniform Shop
- Canteen
- Spring Fair
- Mothers Day / Fathers Day Gift Group
- Green Thumbs
Community Involvement
SCHOOL / CLASS
ACTIVITIES:
Reading Support
Craft / Art Activities
Class Groupwork
Excursions
Sport / Gross Motor
Class parent
Mentors
Community Involvement
SOCIAL: 2014 Events
Grandparents Day- Term 2
Education Week Open Day- Term 3
Spring Fair- Term 3
Year 6 Farewell- Term 4
SRC discos
KINDERGARTEN 2015
UPCOMING EVENTS for 2014
Information Evening
Tuesday 27th May
School Tour
Wednesday 28th May 9.30am (meet in main playground)
Band / Bear Day
Friday 5th September 11.30am – 12.30pm
(Hall / Oval)
7.30pm (Hall)
Kinder 2015 Parents Orientation Morning
Friday 24th October 9.30am (hall)
Kindergarten Students Orientation Sessions
(Kindergarten Classrooms)
- Friday 31st October
- Friday 7th November
- Friday 14th November
10.00 – 11.15am
10.00 – 11.15am
10.00 – 11.15am
A Kindergarten Day
Mrs Leanne Browne
Mrs Kath Boon
Assistant Principals ES1
Enrolment Procedures
1. Enrolment Form / proof of residential
address
2. Birth certificate or ID documents
3. Immunisation history statement
4. Entry onto data base
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Notification of upcoming events
Letter regarding class placement and
interview in the first week of school
2015 (Best Start)
Questions
Documents available:
Enrolment Forms
Upcoming Events 2014
Questions
Finbar O’Doherty
Leanne Browne
Kath Boon
Julie Granville
R/Principal
R/Assistant Principal Early Stage 1 (Kinder)
Assistant Principal Early Stage 1 (Kinder)
R/Deputy Principal

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