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2nd September 2009
SEPTEMBER 3 Hawkesbury Eisteddfod Stage 2 4 Hills Performing Arts Festival 10—11 Stage 2 Camp Vision Valley 16 Conquesta Stage 1 Excursion Rouse Hill Farm & House S1J & S1L 18 PSSA Finals Stage 1 Excursion Rouse Hill Farm & House S1M & S1T 21 Bronze Assembly 23 Stage 1 Excursion Rouse Hill Farm & House S1PB & S1W P & C meeting 7pm 25 Stage 1 Excursion Rouse Hill Farm & House S1S & S1R 29 Silver Morning Tea OCTOBER 2 Last day of term 3 TERM 4 19 23 27 Students and staff return PSSA Summer sport resumes Sport, Year 6 & group photos

From the Principal’s Desk
Wow it’s great to be back in the school!! My time in State Office was very rewarding, I learned a great deal as well as authoring, along with a retired principal, a program called the “Team Leadership for School Improvement Program”. This program will be used firstly, by schools which are part of the National Partnerships on Literacy and Numeracy and is being picked up by the Catholic Education system also. After writing, I was then asked to present the package, with a team, to all the regions around the state. I will be presenting my last conference this Thursday and Friday in Dubbo. I couldn’t be returning to school at a better time. This week our students will have the opportunity to perform at the Hills Centre on Friday night as part of the Hills Performing Arts Festival. I can’t wait to see our items. I have organised to leave Dubbo early to ensure I am back in time to stage manage the concert and watch our students perform. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Hawkesbury Eisteddfod this Thursday when the S2H verse speaking choir will compete. I do however wish them good luck and thank Mrs Eurell for her dedication in preparing this group. Lots of things are happening here at Beaumont Hills. You may have heard of the Commonwealth Government’s project called “Building the Education Revolution”. Schools the size of ours were given $3 million to improve buildings. Our money will go towards the building of 6 new classrooms. These rooms will replace the demountable buildings at the Community Centre end of the school and the two demountables closest to the Forest Way carpark fence. I anticipate that work will commence shortly on this project, with classes being moved to the oval area behind the canteen as a temporary measure. All schools were given another bucket of money for general maintenance. We had some painting done and new carpet laid in the Stage 3 classrooms. With the money remaining in this bucket, the school has put $100,000 towards the building of the covered area over the quadrangle. The P & C has been raising money for this project for the last few years and all the money they have in the building account will also go to this project. I am meeting with the maintenance group soon in regards to the commencement of this work. To ensure that our students have the best resources available to them, our staff have been learning to use the latest in teaching tools called Interactive White Boards or IWBs. As I have used all the available school funds to build the shade shelter, I will be asking the P & C to provide funds for the purchase of the IWBs, to enhance learning for our students. Congratulations to those students mentioned in the newsletter, who received High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits in the University writing competition and well done to all those hard working teachers involved with these students. Well done Taylah Pollard-Hughes who swam at the State titles yesterday. She gained silver in the 100ms breast stroke by setting a new PB for herself by 2 seconds. Lastly I would like to thank my wonderful staff. For a number of weeks this term, our school was without a substantive executive staff member. The school continued to provide outstanding learning opportunities for our students without stress, bother or anxiety. A huge thank you from me. Working with you to achieve the best for your children,

NOVEMBER 16 Bronze Assembly 24 Silver Morning Tea 25 P & C meeting 7pm

Jan Anderson

SPORT REPORT Congratulations to those students who represented the school at the recent Castle Hill PSSA Zone Athletics carnival. All students put in magnificent efforts, and as a result there were some outstanding results, which are summarised elsewhere in the newsletter. The last round of winter PSSA competitions were played last Friday, with the following results. Soccer v Samuel Gilbert at Fred Caterson Reserve Juniors won 3-0 with Jonathon H named as player of the match Seniors won 6-1 with Brandon P named as player of the match. Both teams played exceptionally well, and if they had played like this all year, they may have well qualified for the semi finals. It was also an emotional occurrence for 3 members of the senior team, Thomas N, Jayden P and Mitchell W, as this was the last time they will represent the school at Soccer, having given 4 fantastic years of service to school Soccer teams. Newcombe Ball v Samuel Gilbert at Samuel Gilbert School Juniors – lost 48 – 62 Seniors – lost 56 – 58 Australian Rules v Castle Hill Juniors won 28 – 16 Seniors loss 22 – 44 Netball Senior 1 lost 3—10 Senior 2 lost 2 – 7 Senior 3 lost 1—7 Junior B1 v Northmead won 2 – 1 Junior A2 v Crestwood won 9 - 0 Training sessions for all winter PSSA teams has finished. Unfortunately, in summary, it must be stated that none of the Beaumont Hills Winter PSSA teams qualified for the semi final games, although a couple of teams went quite close. Better luck next year, and the learning experience for many players can only mean that they will be much better players in 2010. Coaches for summer PSSA teams are starting to get ready to resume for next term, with training sessions planned for this month. Official training will start on the first Wednesday next term, while competition rounds will recommence on the first Friday. A copy of the draw will be placed in the next newsletter. If your child was in a summer PSSA team in Term 1, they will be in the same team this coming term.

Tony Trollope
Sport Coordinator ZONE CARNIVAL UPDATE Congratulations to all Beaumont Hills students who represented our school at the Track and Field Zone Carnivals. All students competed with excellent sporting behaving and were great representatives for our school. During the carnivals many students achieved new personal bests with their results and many made it into finals for their events. Special mention goes to the following students who will be competing in the Castle Hill PSSA Athletic Team in the Sydney West Carnival on Monday 21st September: Amanda B- 9 yr 100m & Junior 200m Melissa B – 11yr 100m & 200m Rachel P – 11 yr 100m & 200m Senior Girls Relay Team – Melissa B Rachel P Kate F Cindy Z We wish these competitors lots of luck for their events!

Miss J Hill
Zone Athletics Carnival Co-ordinator

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S CORNER With the change of seasons, it has been a hectic time in Stage 3 this term! With 6 weeks into this term, Stage 3 have been busily working through their curriculum and participating in a wide range of extra-curricula activities. Our COGs unit for this term is ‘Interconnecting Growth and Change’ where we study the growth of Canberra as a city and as our nation’s capital. After our fantastic excursion to Canberra, Stage 3 learn more about the history, culture and design aspects of Canberra. The Ngunnawal Aboriginal people are studied as the first inhabitants of Canberra. We also study the physical, social and emotional changes associated with growth within themselves, communities and environments. Child protection lessons continue to occur this term with each double classroom joining together for these important lessons. Stage 3 will be studying different cultural perspectives in reading lessons this term. We are reading a variety of texts from “Stories from a Troubled Homeland” where the themes are all dealing with people immigrating to Australia because of war or life threatening disturbances within their home countries. Sensitivity will be taken when reading these interesting stories and students will be encouraged to respond to texts with their feelings and opinions. Throughout the term, Stage 3 have been involved in various extra-curricula activities. Without the tireless efforts from our teachers, opportunities like theses would not be able to occur. A big thank you to those teachers who give up their own time to allow such activities to occur! In summary, here is what our busy Stage 3 students have been involved in! • Rehearsals for Celebrating the Arts (for their performance on the 16th September) • Rehearsals for dance and choir for the Hills Performing Arts festivals (for their performance on 4th September) • Debating, both for the Premiers Debating (held at our school) and Blacktown District Debating (held at Marayong South PS). • Zone Field and Ball Games Carnival • Zone Athletics Carnivals • Sydney West Drama Festival (performed on the 11th August) • Bully Busters show Lunch Disco (Wednesday 2nd September) raising money for dance costumes for the Hills Performing Arts Festival As you can see, Stage 3 are a very busy Stage this term with more to come! We will soon be fundraising for our Year 6 end of year functions and will appreciate your support. Thank you again to all the parents supporting their children’s education and our school as a whole.

Ms Jenni Milburn
Relieving Assistant Principal Stage 3 EARLY STAGE 1 (KINDERGARTEN) 2010 ENROLMENTS Do you have a child who is ready to start school in 2010? If so, you need to complete an enrolment form (available at the office) as soon as possible. Our ORIENTATION PROGRAM begins early Term 4, 2009. To start school children need to be 5 years old by 31st July, 2010. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office. The following will need to be provided: • Birth certificate or passport (the original must be sighted) • Proof of residency (rates or water notice, or rental agreement) • Final immunisation certificate

Mrs Mckie
Assistant Principal Early Stage 1 COMMUNITY NOTICES Social Skills Holiday Program For children in grades 4, 5 & 6! To assist children in developing social skills to improve communication and social understandings. Children learn techniques in developing friendships, cope with bullying and build self esteem and self worth. Where; Wesley Uniting Preschool 32 Showground Rd Castle Hill. When: Thursday’s 8th & 15 Oct 2009 Time: 10am – 4.00pm Cost: $120 (food provided). Contact Adrian 8805 7288 to enrol.

CELEBRATING ACADEMIC SUCCESS! Fantastic UNSW Writing Competition results. Many of our stage 2 and stage 3 students participated in the University of New South Wales Writing Competition earlier in the term. Over 1.7 million students from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and India participate in a wide range of UNSW tests in many subject areas. All stage 2 and stage 3 students at Beaumont Hills are offered the opportunity to participate in the Writing, English and Mathematics competitions each year. Participation is on a voluntary basis, although all students in the extension classes are expected to participate in all subject areas. Participation in the UNSW competitions provides students with valuable practice at sitting formal examinations, preparing them for compulsory state based assessments, and assists them in becoming more comfortable in managing their time effectively under examination conditions. Congratulations go to the following students for their outstanding results. Stage 2 Laith Lydia Oscar Conor Jack Sophie Liam Stage 3 Fariha Connor Joshua Lea Ann Distinction Distinction Credit Credit Olivia Ana-Leisa Jasmin Alex Credit Credit Credit Credit Elena Credit Thomas Credit High Distinction High Distinction High Distinction Distinction Distinction Distinction Distinction Shamikta Emmanuel Jelika Thenura Rachel Franjo Bonnie Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit Andrew Melina Alexia Oliver Ben Ezra Tara Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit Credit

Mrs K Hitz-Morton
Acting Assistant Principal Stage 2

CANTEEN NEWS Volunteer Roster Week 7 Monday Tuesday 7/9 8/9 Helper Janelle Gail Huma Nicole Katherine Helper Linda Munazza Elise Therese & Debbie Kylie & Paula Week 8 Monday Tuesday 14/9 15/9 Helper Nancy & Linda Olympia Ronel Vicki & Meagan Gloria Helper 28/9 29/9 1 helper needed Elizabeth 1 helper needed Estee Nor’Ain & Nicole

Wednesday 9/9 Thursday 10/9 Friday 11/9 Week 9 Monday Tuesday 21/9 22/9

Wednesday 16/9 Thursday 17/9 Friday Week 10 Monday Tuesday 18/9

Wednesday 23/9 Thursday 24/9 Friday Year 6 helpers 25/9

Wednesday 30/9 Thursday 1/10 Friday 2/10

. 7 – 11 Sept Recess Lunch 21st – 25th Sept Recess Lunch Bobby & Navpreet Isabel & Stephanie Ashton & Iesha Jake & Adrian W
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14th – 18th Sept Recess Lunch 28th Sept – 2nd Oct Recess Lunch Matthew S & Petar Maddison & Kristy Alex P & Jack C Jamie & Brooke

Helpers needed term 3 & 4: We have managed to fill most of the vacancies on the roster. Only one slot remains open. If you can help on either of the following days, please come and see me in the Canteen . Thank you ladies for signing up. We just couldn’t do it without your help. Vacant: 4th Monday of the month ( 28/9, 26/10, 23/11)

Please consider helping out – and support the extra efforts we put into running the current fresh fruit campaign. We really need a lot of extra help with it – and hopefully we can continue serving up these great healthy items even after the campaign has finished.

FRESH FRUIT & VEG campaign has been a huge success, leaving fruitbowls empty by the end of the week . A winner of the famous yellow skateboard will be drawn by lunchtime on Friday 4th September. Entry-cards will thereafter be sent to Sydney Markets and go into a major draw for some great prizes. Winners will be notified by 5pm on 15th September. SUSHI As of this week our lovely fresh Sushi will only be available on Wednesdays. This is due to staff changes at our Sushi outlet. Best regards

Canteen Manager

Run by the 1st Kellyville Scout Group. Sunday 13th September 10:00AM – 3:00PM. At HomeWorld (off Samantha Riley Drive, Kellyville). Categories for all ages from 5 to adult. A new and improved course this year. Prizes for racing and construction. Registration 10:00-11:00AM, racing from 11:30AM. Entry is only a gold coin donation so go along for an enjoyable family day of fun! Food and drinks available. Details email to

Normanhurst Boys High School
Pennant Hills Rd, Normanhurst, NSW 2076

An academically selective School of Excellence in Boys’ Education. A positive and caring learning environment with a strong tradition

Information Mornings for Year 7 2011
To assist parents, two Information Mornings will be held in the School for those interested in the 2011 Year 7 selective intake. Thursday 1 October 2009 Monday 19 October 2009 9.30am – 11.00am 9.30am – 11.00am

Please telephone the School on 9489 1077 for more information or contact us at: OR