Morisset Public School

Learn and Live

Telephone02 4973 1435

Emailmorisset-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Upcoming events

Tuesday

01

February

Back to School 2022

Date

01 February

Time

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Morisset Public School, Terrigal Street Morisset NSW 2283

The first day back for students in Years 1 to 6 is Tuesday February 1 2022. Kindergarten students have been timetabled for Best Start testing. The school office will be open from Friday January 28 2022 for all enquiries, including new enrolments.

Tuesday

01

February

Kindergarten 2022 Best Start testing

Date

01 February

Time

All day

Location
Morisset Public School 6 Terrigal Street Morisset NSW 2264

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessments will take place at our school, on Tuesday February 1 and Wednesday February 2, it will take approximately 40 minutes. While your child is spending time getting to know their classroom teacher, an executive team member will meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Please meet us in the office, your child will go to the classroom with their teacher. The first day of school for all Kindergarten 2021 students will be Thursday February 3, 2021. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is a state-wide assessment that helps show teachers the literacy and numeracy skills of each student at the beginning of Kindergarten. This helps teachers to plan lessons to best support the learning needs of every child. Children come to school with a range of experiences, skills and abilities. Some are familiar with books, can recognise letters of the alphabet or even write their name or count to ten, while others have not yet learned these skills. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment provides teachers with the opportunity to sit with a child one on one, focusing on what that child can do. The assessment is not a test but provides teachers with useful information to help support your child’s learning at school. If you wish to withdraw your child from participating in the assessment, please contact the school. The attached information sheet provides further information on the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment or if you have not received a letter with an appointment time.

Wednesday

02

February

Kindergarten 2022 Best Start testing

Date

02 February

Time

All day

Location
Morisset Public School 6 Terrigal Street Morisset NSW 2264

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessments will take place at our school, on Tuesday February 1 and Wednesday February 2, it will take approximately 40 minutes. While your child is spending time getting to know their classroom teacher, an executive team member will meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Please meet us in the office, your child will go to the classroom with their teacher. The first day of school for all Kindergarten 2021 students will be Thursday February 3, 2021. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is a state-wide assessment that helps show teachers the literacy and numeracy skills of each student at the beginning of Kindergarten. This helps teachers to plan lessons to best support the learning needs of every child. Children come to school with a range of experiences, skills and abilities. Some are familiar with books, can recognise letters of the alphabet or even write their name or count to ten, while others have not yet learned these skills. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment provides teachers with the opportunity to sit with a child one on one, focusing on what that child can do. The assessment is not a test but provides teachers with useful information to help support your child’s learning at school. If you wish to withdraw your child from participating in the assessment, please contact the school. The attached information sheet provides further information on the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment or if you have not received a letter with an appointment time.

Friday

18

February

Westlakes Zone Qualification Event 2022

Date

18 February

Time

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location
Morisset Swimming Pool, 7 Kahibah Street, Morisset 2264

The following is to be confirmed early in Term 1: Students ages 8+ (in 2022) are invited to trial for the Westlakes Zone Swimming Carnival. Attendance is not compulsory and ONLY students that nominate for events will attend. The events on offer will be 50m (2 laps) 100m (4 laps) and 200m medley (8 laps). Qualification is dependent on meeting Zone Qualify times. Relays will be based on 50m freestyle times. Our school Swimming Carnival will be held later in the term and WILL NOT include Zone Swimming Events. Students are required to come to school before the carnival so rolls can be marked. Students will leave school after 9.00am and around 12:00pm return to school for normal routine. Full school uniform, swimmers, a towel, hat and sunscreen. The school’s sun safe policy advises students to wear a sun safe rash shirt. Students need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle. There will be no purchases from the canteen. A decision on spectators will be made closer to the date. However, we will keep parents updated via the school app (School Stream).

Friday

25

February

2022 Zone Swimming Carnival

Date

25 February

Time

8:45 AM-3:00 PM

Location
Speers Point Swim Centre Park Road Speers Point NSW 2284

Zone Swimming Carnival is at Speers Point pool. Further information to come.

Monday

07

March

2022 Interrelate Years 4-6

Date

07 March

Time

All day

Location
Morisset Public School 6 Terrigal Street Morisset NSW 2264

Morisset Public School has made a commitment to fund all students in Years 4-6 to attend Interrelate programs. These programs support teachers to cover mandatory content from the NSW PDHPE K-10 syllabus. The program runs over three days. Interrelate has the acknowledgement of government, education and health authorities to provide relationship education in schools. They have been teaching sexuality and relationship education to young people for over 90 years and have a reputation for non-discriminatory and open teaching on sensitive issues. Their objective is to ensure young people know the range of possible consequences of relationships and assist in help-seeking behaviour. Research shows that if young people are given accurate and reliable information, they are more able to make good choices. Each program is outlined below: Year 4 – ‘Me and the Big Wide World’ is a program designed to explore and create awareness of families through discussing what it means to be in a family and develop knowledge of family differences. Students gain awareness of a range of different values within the community as well as further information on human anatomy, body parts and foetal development. The program assists students to advance their understanding of strategies to be safe and protective behaviours. Year 5 - ‘Moving into the Teen Years’ explores a range of adolescent issues and offers a comprehensive sexuality and relationship education program designed specifically for this important time in life. Year 6 - ‘Moving into the Teen Years’ explores a range of adolescent issues and offers a comprehensive sexuality and relationship education program designed specifically to prepare for High School. If you would like to discuss the content of the program further or be sent a brochure outlining the correlation to the NSW PDHPE Syllabus please contact the school and speak to Mr Groves.

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