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No 19 Telopea Topics - Telopea Park School
Telopea Topics
Les Nouvelles de Telopea
No.19 – 27 November 2015
Report from the
Principal
Special
Announcements
Le Mot Du
Principal
High School
Announcements
Secondary News
Primary News
P&C NEWS
School Term Dates
Contact Us
Uniform Shop
After School Care
Community News
Finance Office
Important Dates
REPORT FROM THE DEPUTY
PRINCIPAL
IMPORTANT DATES
30 November
9.30am-10.30am
2 December
6.00pm
The school year is drawing to an end
3 December
11.00am-12.00pm
and as we farewell our Year 10 students
next week staff are in the midst of
4 December
finalising assessment and preparing
7 December
reports. The final day for Year 10
students is Friday 4th December. The
7 – 11 December
final day for all other students is Friday
8 December
18th December. Reports for Primary
students will be distributed on Friday
8 December
11th December. Secondary students will
receive reports on Wednesday 16th
8 December
6.30pm for 7.00pm
December. Please note that Year 9
10 December
6.30pm
(2nde) French Stream reports were
distributed to students on Wednesday
11 December
25th November. The final day for Year
11 December
10 will include a special breakfast for
students, the annual Year 10 Concert
and finish with a BBQ at Manuka Pool. The Year 10 Graduation Ceremony is on Monday
9am.
Volunteers Morning Tea
P&C Meeting
K-2 Concert
Last Day Year 10
Year 10 Graduation
Years 2,3 and 4 Swimming
Year 7 2016 Orientation Day
Kindergarten Teddy Bears Picnic
Year 10 Formal
7-10 Presentation Night
Kindergarten Teddy Bears Picnic
K-6 Reports Distributed
7th December in the School Hall from
Safety of students, parents and staff is an extremely high priority for us. When using the Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zones, please
note that these are not parking areas and that traffic should flow smoothly and safely through those zones. Please observe the
signs in the Staff Car Park near the School Hall. This area is for staff parking only and should not be used as a drop-off area. All
primary children are to enter the school grounds through the primary gates and all secondary students through the secondary
side of the school. As always, teachers will be on duty for 30 minutes before classes begin each day. This is 8.30am for Primary
and 8.15am for Secondary. All gates will be locked at 9am, so parents are asked to deliver their children who are late to school
through the main front door. Gates will reopen at 3.15pm. Thank you for supporting us in keeping all members of our school
community safe.
SCHOOL TERM DATES 2015-2016
Term 4 2015
12 October – 18 December
Term 1 2016
1 February – 10 April
Term 2 2016
26 April – 1 July
Term 3 2016
18 July – 23 September
I would like to acknowledge the following students for their recent achievements. In
the ICAS competitions, George Kelleher received a High Distinction in English and
Elise Kelleher a High Distinction in Science. In both cases these students were
invited to a special presentation at the University of NSW. Sam Parkinson and
Zackery Needham were named among the top 26 performers within Australia in the
Australian Informatics Olympian Competition. Only four students in the ACT
received this honour with two were from Telopea. Congratulations also to Ines
Kusen, who achieved third place in the National Final of the Young ICT Explorers
Competition in Sydney recently. These students are just a few from a long list of
excellent achievements at Telopea. A remarkable effort.
Next week Kerrie Blain and Emmanuel Texier will visit New Caledonia to set up partnerships with two schools with which our
students will be exchanging next year and into the future. These schools are Collège Baudoux for Year 6 and Lycée Jules Garnier
for Years 10 and 11.
We have a number of upcoming events at this busy time of year. Your participation is always encouraged and appreciated and
reminds our students of the ongoing partnerships between teacher and parents. Events include:
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Volunteer’s Morning tea on Tuesday, 15th December, from 8:30 in the school’s main Common room.
K – 2 concert in the school hall, from 11:00am on the Thursday 3rd December
Secondary Presentation night, 6:30pm Thursday 10th December, School Hall
Primary Awards and Year 6 Graduation, 9:00am Monday 14th December, School Hall
Kindest regards,
Tom Kobal
Deputy Principal
TOP
LE MOT DU PRINCIPAL ADJOINT
L’année scolaire touche à sa fin et alors que nous nous apprêtons à dire au revoir à nos élèves d’Année 10, les enseignants
terminent les évaluations et préparent les bulletins. Vendredi 4 décembre sera le dernier jour de classe pour les élèves d’Année
10. Le dernier jour de classe pour tous les autres élèves sera le vendredi 18 décembre. Les bulletins seront remis aux élèves du
Primaire le vendredi 11 décembre, et le mercredi 16 décembre aux élèves du Secondaire. Veuillez noter que les bulletins des
élèves de Seconde du courant français ont été remis aux élèves le mercredi 25 novembre. Le dernier jour des Années 10, un
petit déjeuner sera spécialement préparé pour les élèves ainsi qu’un barbecue à la piscine de Manuka. Il y aura également le
concert annuel des Années 10. La cérémonie de remise des diplômes aux Années 10 aura lieu dans le Hall de l’école le lundi 7
décembre à partir de 9 heures.
La sécurité de nos élèves, des parents et des enseignants fait partie de nos toutes premières priorités. Nous vous rappelons que
le dépose-minute devant l’école n’est pas une zone de stationnement et que la circulation à cet endroit doit se faire de façon
fluide et en toute sécurité. De même, merci de bien vouloir respecter les panneaux affichés à l’entrée du parking situé près du
Hall de l’école. Ce parking est exclusivement réservé au personnel de l’école et nous vous demandons de ne pas l’utiliser lorsque
vous déposez vos enfants à l’école. Tous les élèves du Primaire doivent entrer par les grilles situées du côté Primaire et les
élèves du Secondaire par les accès situés du côté Collège. Comme toujours, les enseignants assurent une surveillance 30
minutes avant le début des cours chaque jour, soit à partir de 8h30 pour l’école Primaire et 8h15 pour le collège. Toutes les
grilles de l’établissement sont fermées à 9 heures et rouvrent à 15h15. En cas de retard, nous demandons aux parents de bien
vouloir déposer leur enfant devant l’entrée principale de l’école. Votre soutien nous est précieux pour continuer à assurer la
sécurité de tous les membres de notre communauté.
Je souhaite citer un certain nombre d’élèves pour leurs récentes réussites. Lors des concours ICAS, George Kelleher a reçu une
mention Très Bien en Anglais et Elise Kelleher une mention Très Bien en Sciences. Tous deux ont été invités à assister à des
présentations à l’Université de Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Sam Parkinson et Zackery Needham ont fait partie des 26 meilleurs
concurrents d’Australie au concours national d’informatique. Seuls quatre élèves de l’ACT, dont deux élèves de Telopea, ont reçu
cet honneur. Nous pouvons également citer Ines Kusen qui est arrivée troisième lors de la finale du concours des Young ICT
Explorers à Sydney. Ces élèves ne sont qu’une petite partie des nombreux élèves qui ont particulièrement brillé à Telopea. Un
effort remarquable.
La semaine prochaine, Kerrie Blain et Emmanuel Texier se rendront en Nouvelle Calédonie pour signer un accord d’échange avec
deux établissements de Nouméa avec lesquels nos élèves échangeront l’an prochain et dans les années futures. Il s’agit du
Collège Baudoux pour les classes de Sixième et le Lycée Jules Garnier pour les classes de Seconde et Première.
En cette fin d’année traditionnellement bien chargée, voici quelques événements auxquels nous vous invitons à participer. Votre
participation, toujours très appréciée, est un bon indicateur du partenariat continu entre les enseignants et les parents.
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Le petit déjeuner des volontaires le mardi 15 décembre à partir de 8h30 dans la salle commune.
Le concert des classes de Grande Section de Maternelle à CE1, le jeudi 3 décembre à partir de 11 heures dans le Hall de
l’école.
La remise des prix du Secondaire le jeudi 10 décembre à partir de 18h30 dans le Hall de l’école.
La remise des prix du Primaire et la remise des diplômes aux élèves de Sixième le lundi 14 décembre à partir de 9
heures dans le Hall de l’école.
Bien cordialement,
Tom Kobal
Principal adjoint
TOP
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
You may have heard the report of the Expert Panel Review on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviours. The
Government response was recently released. The Government will be acting on all of the recommendations in the report.
The Expert Panel led by Professor Tony Shaddock recognised that the ACT has strong schools systems and achieves outstanding
results on many measures. The Review rightly draws attention to the commitment, expertise and good practice that is evident in
many schools.
It also identified challenges for schools in supporting students with complex needs and challenging behaviours. This is an
important issue for all of us in the Canberra community and we will be working with other schools and services to build on the
great work already being done.
There will be further opportunities to allow families and students to discuss the report and Government response, however I
encourage you to discuss the report with any of the school’s senior executive staff should you have any questions.
The report and the
www.det.act.gov.au
Government
response
can
be
found
on
the
Education
and
Training
Directorate
website:
BYOD
By Tom Spollard
Device Use in Classrooms for Term 4
Telopea Park School is currently implementing a soft launch BYOD program for students in year 6 to year 10. The model of
implementation is the mixed model, with Chromebooks being the recommended device of choice. Students may use other
devices provided that those devices have a minimum 10" screen, six hour battery charge, are readily able to connect to the
school's Wi-Fi and include a touch type keyboard. Please note that students will not be able to change their devices at school.
Students are encouraged to bring these devices for current use for the remainder of this year's program. Please note that mobile
phones are not acceptable devices for use in the classroom.
We are currently consulting with the Directorate about the inclusion of information in the school's webpage that will assist in the
purchasing of devices for 2016.
Click here for more information: https://goo.gl/1uoSQO .
Cyber Safety Committee
Expressions of interest are called from members of the Telopea Park School community to participate in a cyber safety
committee. The scope of this committee will be to develop an implementation plan for recommendation that guides students at
Telopea Park School towards safe, enjoyable online experiences and that encourages appropriate, safe and acceptable online
use.
Expressions of interest can be sent to [email protected] . Please add "Cyber Safety Committee " as the subject
header.
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HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Career Development …. for Year 9 & 10 students
The end of the school year maybe in sight, however Telopea Park School's work experience program will continue to function.
Both Year 9 and Year 10 students can seek a WEX placement until the end if the 2015 school year. Work experience placements
will resume early February 2016.
One of the best work experience opportunities is offered by ACT Government t Health. Students can seek a 4 day placement in
medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, radiology, biomedical engineering, medical physics, dentistry,
IT, management and clerical.
These placements are only open to students in Year 10 and are highly competitive to secure. Work Experience placements with
ACT Health for 2016 are open now. This means that students currently in Year 9 can complete the application form and submit it
for a 2016 placement. If any current Year 9 students are interested in a Health career pathway, I highly recommend they
complete the application forms and give it to me to submit before the end of the 2015 school year.
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Students need to complete 4 forms: Application form, confidentiality form, placement form and fulfil all immunisation
requirements. I have attached all forms to this newsletter and students may also obtain the forms from me.
At a recent Careers Education conference, contemporary research indicated that many job opportunities in the future will be in
Health.
I have been most impressed with the number of Year 9 and Year 10 students who have taken up work experience placements
during 2015. To date 70 students have had a placement and three times as many students have investigated a placement, but
were unsuccessful.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions regarding your student undertaking a work experience
placement.
Susan Alexander
Telopea Park School
Career Development Officer
Email : [email protected]
Phone: 0407110853
SECONDARY NEWS
Mathematics Matters
In years past, the Canberra Mathematical Association awarded schools with the title of “Maths Active School”. The awards were
given at various levels, based on the activity of students in extra-curricular mathematical pursuits, as well as the activity of
teachers in professional pursuits outside of the classroom. Based on the participation of students and staff at Telopea Park
School this year, there is no doubt that we would have been ranked as a Gold standard Maths Active School, if the award was
still in existence. Students at Telopea are keen participants in the large number of mathematics-based competitions that are
held each year, such as the Australian Mathematics Competition, ICAS Maths, the Maths Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA
- Challenge & Enrichment stages) and the Australian Informatics Olympiad, to name a few. Some of these competitions are
particularly difficult. Students gain a lot through just participating in these competitions, and it is a bonus if they achieve a
Credit, Distinction or High Distinction award. The number of highly successful students this year meant that we had to limit the
number of students who received recognition at our assembly to awardees with multiple High Distinctions and/or Distinctions
across all competitions.
Space limitations in this newsletter mean that the full list of awardees will be provided via the school website. However, I would
like to highlight a few outstanding performances. Congratulations are extended to Shiyamar Sivapatham of Year 8 (HD in both
AMC & ICAS, Distinction in the MCYA, Credit in the Tournament of Towns) Shiyamar also achieved the Prudence Award in the
AMC, with a score of 25 consecutive correct answers out of 30.
Zac Needham of Year 9 also has achieved multiple HDs in the AMC and ICAS, Credits in the Tournament of Towns and Australian
Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad and a Silver certificate in the Australian Informatics Olympiad. On the basis of their
performances, Zac, along with Sam Parkinson, also in Year 9, have been invited to attend the Australian Informatics Olympiad
School of Excellence in December. This exclusive event is part of the identification process for selecting the Australian
Informatics Olympiad team who will compete in Russia in July 2016. Zac and Sam are two of four participants from the ACT. We
wish both boys all the best.
Other students who performed exceptionally well this year were Ranusha Nanayakkara of Year 7, Thomas Fearn and Gordon Lum
of Year 8 and Tze-Ming Lim of Year 9.
Numeracy Day – Maths Challenge.
We held our annual Year 7 Numeracy Day Challenge in early Term 4 this year. Once again students enjoyed participating as an
entire year group in some recreational mathematics. Competition was strong between all the teams but once again Mathematics
was the real winner! Thanks to the assistance of our Year 10 Peer Support leaders, who encouraged and inspired their group to
have fun as they participated in Maths.
Enrichment
I have over the last few years offered Mathematics based recreational activities for Thursday Enrichment, such as “Maths
Competitions for Fun” and “Letters & Numbers”, both of which were well-received. During Term 3, a small but keen group of
Year 8 students used the opportunity to work on their entries for the University of Wollongong “Maths via Digital Media”
Competition. Students were required to produce a short (3 minute) video, explaining some aspect of their mathematics
curriculum to their peer group or younger. Students had to call on their skills in maths, creative arts as well as technical digital
media skills. One entry was selected to represent our school. Unfortunately, they did not win; however, the final result was
most entertaining and very commendable. I would hope that students would consider participating in this competition in future.
Tutoring
Occasionally, we receive enquiries about tutors for maths. May we suggest that in the first instance, students be encouraged to
make use of the coaching available through their Mathletics account. Short videos step students through concepts that may
need reinforcing or consolidating. This is good use for the $25 per year investment already made.
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A second suggestion is for parents to consult the Position Paper on tutoring prepared by the Australian Association of
Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). The paper presents advice on a range of issues that should be considered for those thinking of
engaging a tutor or attending a tutoring franchise. Associated with the Paper are a number of support documents. The url is:
http://www.aamt.edu.au/content/download/25488/353109/file/Position_statement_tutoring.pdf Please be aware
that it is school policy that staff of Telopea Park School are not available to tutor students of the school.
Regards,
Jurek Paradowski, Executive Teacher Mathematics
PRIMARY NEWS
With three weeks left of the 2015 school year, we have been busily organising all the end of year events and celebrations. It has
been a wonderful year full of exciting teaching and learning.
Kindergarten 2016 Orientation Mornings
From Tuesday 24 November to Friday 27 November, we warmly welcomed our new Kindergarten 2016 students and parents to
our school. While the parents took care of some administration, the students enjoyed their first experience of ‘big school’ with
the Kindergarten teachers in the classrooms and playground. Their excited, happy faces showed their enthusiasm to become part
of the Telopea Park School community and we are looking forward to seeing them all again next year.
Volunteers’ Breakfast
Each day, many members of the broader school community work in our school to assist with a great number of different tasks.
We have people who come and read with our students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2; people who give their time at school
events and sports carnivals; people who accompany our teachers and students on excursions; as well as many other wonderful
deeds. They give their time and share their talents to support us in so many ways. They are our ‘quiet achievers’ who often go
unrecognised in the community, but without them, we would not be able to carry out many important tasks.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those people who help us in any way by having a Volunteers’ Breakfast in
their honour. This will take place on Tuesday 15 December from 8.30am in the Common Room near the front of the school.
Anyone who has volunteered in any way in the school this year is warmly invited and encouraged to come and be thanked in
person. Please RSVP to Ro[email protected] by Friday 11 December.
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 (K-2) Concert
One of the nicest events in the school year is the K-2 Concert. This special event will be held on Thursday 3 December (Week
8) between 11.15am and 12.30pm in the School Hall. The students in lower Primary would love to see a large audience in the
hall to watch them perform, as they have been working hard with their class teachers and the music teacher, Susan Cribb, to
prepare some lovely items (they are also extremely cute!)The gold coin entry donations collected at the door are used to further
enhance the music program so we thank you in advance for your generosity. We look forward to seeing you there.
Science activities
The students in Year 5, under the supervision of teacher Valerie Sharpe, have been running rotational science groups for
students from Kindergarten to Year 6. They have set up activities based on topics such as; Acids and Bases, Eye Spy (colour and
the eye), Sports Science, The Flooding River (study of the meniscus) and Environmental Science (e.g. exploding colours, the
water glider etc.)
This has given the Year 5 students leadership experience as well as a keen interest in Science.
Stationery Lists for 2016
We have begun a new relationship with OfficeMax; who will be providing the stationery and book packs for all students in
Primary next year. Due to their broad range of distributors, they are able to offer competitive prices to families and generous
incentives to the school.
Unlike previous years, where packs were collected from the school near the end of the January holidays, OfficeMax offers free
postage directly to your home if the orders are placed by a certain date. The lists are due to arrive in the school shortly and will
be sent home with students. Please read the special conditions to enjoy free delivery.
First Aid Courses
The students have been learning about First Aid over the past week. A trainer from St. John’s First Aid has been coming to the
school to provide basic training. I must admit that I was startled by one student who was quite heavily bandaged one afternoon.
They reassured me that they had not been in a serious accident; it was just part of their First Aid training. That was a relief!
Thank you to Maria Magdic for organising these valuable classes.
Library Books and Home Readers
Any students with outstanding borrowed library books will be receiving a list shortly. Please encourage your children to check for
any home readers that have not been returned to school as well. Thank you for your support in maintaining our valuable
resources.
Swimming Program for students in Years 2, 3 and 4
In line with ACT Public School requirements, a swimming program has been booked for all students in Years 2, 3 and 4. All
students are expected to attend; regardless of their swimming ability. Please remember to complete the online data that is
required. All information is included in the notes sent home with students.
Semester 2 Reports
Teachers are busily completing assessment tasks in preparation for the Semester 2 Reports. The reports will be sent home with
students on Thursday 17 December. If your child is not going to be at school on that day, please advise the Primary Office where
you would like reports posted to. Any reports not posted or collected before the end of Term 4, Friday 18 December, will be kept
in the Primary Office for collection in 2016.
ICAS Mathematics Competition results
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The ICAS Maths results arrived this term. Certificates were sent home earlier in the term. Congratulations to the following
students:
Student
Year 2
Certificate
Emma Piva
2.3
Merit
Lucas De Poorter
2.2
Credit
Michael Ilowski
2.3
Credit
Ella Roberts
2.1
Credit
Coen Storer
2.3
Distinction
Student
Year 3
Certificate
Portia McKay
3.1
Merit
Taliesin Murphy
3.2
Merit
Anais Rigaut-Dorgeville
3.1
Merit
Sophie Aldred
3.3
Credit
Maxim Gutman
3.1
Credit
Siobhan Hall
3.3
Credit
Mia Harris
3.1
Credit
Connor Lineen
3.1
Credit
Rowan Rick Kumar
3.2
Credit
Student
Year 4
Certificate
Alexander Aumais
4.3
Credit
Thomas de Poorter
4.1
Credit
James Hawes
4.1
Credit
Isabelle Laing
4.1
Credit
Toby Lancaster
4.1
Credit
Sawmy Ketan
4.2
Credit
Kira Tenthorey-Vinuesa
4.1
Credit
Student
Years 5 & 6
Certificate
Zara Ford
5.2
Credit
Adrian Lehane
5.1
Distinction
Adrian Herzog
5.1
Distinction
Harrison Slayter-McCabe
6.2
Merit
Max Grazziadelli
6.1
Credit
Jules Paulin-Elgar
6.1
Credit
Events for your calendars:
Please take special note of the following end of year events and note them in your diaries if they apply to your child/ren:
Date
WEEK 8:
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Event
Time
Venue
Students involved
Thursday 3 December
Kindergarten, Yr1 & Yr2 (K-2)
Concert
11.15am-12.30pm
School Hall
Kindergarten
Year 1
Year 2
Parents
Monday 7 December
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Tuesday 8 December
Tuesday 8 December
Year 7 2016 Orientation Day
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
All day
9.20am-2.45pm
Tuesday 8 December
Swimming Program
Various
School
National Botanic
Gardens
Pool
Wednesday 9
December
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Wednesday 9
December
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Wednesday 9
December
Thursday 10 December
Swimming/Picnic Day
10.00am –2.30pm
Manuka Pool
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Friday 11 December
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Friday 11 December
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
9.20am -2.45pm
National Botanic
Gardens
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 6
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Monday 14 December
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Monday 14 December
Primary Awards and
Year 6 Graduation
Swimming Program
9.05am
School Hall
Various
Pool
December
December
16
End of Year Activities Day
Volunteers’ Breakfast
Year 6 Farewell Assembly
All day
8.30am
11am-12pm
Various
Common Room
School Hall
16
Swimming Program
Various
Pool
Thursday 17 December
Swimming Program
(final day of program)
Various
Pool
Friday 18 December
Last day of school for 2015
3.15pm
School
WEEK 9:
1 (K1)
3 (K3)
2 (K2)
4 (K4)
WEEK 10:
Tuesday 15 December
Tuesday 15
Tuesday 15
Wednesday
December
Wednesday
December
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Years 3-6
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 6
Parent Volunteers
All students
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
All students
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our unique bilingual program this year. We look forward to working
in partnership with you all again next year.
Until next time,
Kathy Solomko
Executive Teacher K-2
NOUVELLES DU PRIMAIRE
A trois petites semaines de la fin de l’année scolaire 2015, nous sommes actuellement bien occupés à organiser les différents
événements et activités de fin d’année. Ce fut une nouvelle fois une année merveilleuse et très riche en apprentissages.
Matinées d’intégration des futurs élèves de Maternelle 2016
Du mardi 24 novembre au vendredi 27 novembre, nous avons chaleureusement accueillis nos futurs élèves de Maternelle 2016
et leurs parents. Pendant que les parents réglaient les derniers détails administratifs, les enfants ont pu vivre leur première
expérience à “la grande école” avec les enseignantes des classes de Grande Section, à la fois dans les classes et dans la cour de
récréation. A voir leurs visages souriants, ils sont très enthousiastes à l’idée de rejoindre la communauté de Telopea Park School
et nous sommes impatients de les revoir l’année prochaine.
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Petit Déjeuner des Volontaires
Chaque année, de nombreuses personnes appartenant à notre communauté scolaire nous aident dans de nombreuses tâches
diverses et variées. Certaines personnes viennent faire la lecture à nos élèves de Maternelle, CP et CE1, d’autres consacrent un
peu de leur temps lors des événements et des olympiades, d’autres encore accompagnent les professeurs et leur classe en
sortie, pour ne citer que quelques exemples. Ils consacrent un peu de leur temps et partagent leur talent pour nous apporter
leur soutien. Ce sont « nos femmes et nos hommes de l’ombre” qui passent souvent inaperçus dans la communauté, mais sans
qui nous ne pourrions pas réaliser autant de choses.
Nous souhaitons donc remercier chaleureusement tous ceux qui nous aident à leur façon à l’école en organisant un petit
déjeuner en leur honneur. Le Petit Déjeuner des Volontaires aura lieu le mardi 15 décembre à partir de 8h30 dans la salle
commune près de l’entrée principale de l’école. Tous ceux qui ont apporté leur aide cette année sont cordialement invités. Nous
serons heureux de vous remercier de vive voix. Merci de bien vouloir confirmer votre présence en envoyant un courriel à
[email protected] le vendredi 11 décembre au plus tard.
Concert des classes de Grande Section de Maternelle à CE1
Le concert de nos plus jeunes élèves est certainement l’un des plus beaux événements de l’année scolaire. Le concert aura lieu
le jeudi 3 décembre (Semaine 8) dans le Hall de l’école entre 11h15 et 12h30. Nos jeunes élèves aimeraient voir un public
nombreux venu les écouter car ils ont travaillé très dur avec leur enseignant et leur professeur de musique, Susan Cribb, et ont
répété de très jolies chansons. Vous pourrez faire un don à l’entrée qui nous aidera à soutenir financièrement le programme de
musique. Nous vous remercions par avance de votre générosité et sommes impatients de vous retrouver au concert.
Activités scientifiques
Sous la supervision de leur professeur Valerie Sharpe, les élèves de CM2 ont organisé des ateliers Sciences pour les élèves de
Grande Section de Maternelle à Sixième. Les ateliers étaient sur les thèmes suivants: Acide et Basique, la vue et les couleurs, la
science du sport, l’étude du ménisque et les sciences de l’environnement (comme par exemple l’exploration des couleurs). Les
élèves de CM2 ont pu ainsi avoir une première expérience de leadership et porter un plus grand intérêt à la science.
Fournitures scolaires 2016
Nous travaillons désormais avec l’entreprise OfficeMax qui fournira les packs de fournitures scolaires et de livres à tous les élèves
du Primaire l’année prochaine. Grace à un large choix de distributeurs, ils sont en mesure de proposer des prix compétitifs aux
familles ainsi que de généreux avantages à l’école.
Contrairement aux années précédentes où les familles venaient récupérer les packs à l’école à la fin du mois de janvier,
OfficeMax propose une livraison à domicile gratuite si les commandes sont passées avant une date précise. Les listes de
fourniture devraient arriver très bientôt à l’école et seront remises aux élèves. Veuillez lire les conditions particulières pour
bénéficier de cette livraison à domicile gratuite.
Formation aux Premiers Secours
La semaine dernière, nos élèves ont reçu une formation aux Premiers Secours. Un instructeur de St John’s First Aid est venu à
l’école afin d’enseigner les bases des premiers secours. Je dois avouer que j’ai été bien effrayée l’autre après-midi en voyant un
élève enveloppé de bandages. On m’a tout de suite rassurée, rien de grave ne lui était arrivé, ce n’était qu’un exercice pratique
de leur formation. Quel soulagement !
Un grand merci à Maria Magdic pour avoir organisé cette formation si utile.
Livres de la bibliothèque et Home Readers
Les élèves qui n’auraient pas rendu tous les livres empruntés recevront très bientôt une liste de rappel. Nous vous invitons à
vérifier avec votre enfant que tous les Home Readers ont bien été rendus également. Un grand merci à vous pour nous aider à
garder toutes nos précieuses ressources.
Cycle Natation pour les classes de CE1, CE2 et CM1
Conformément aux exigences pour les écoles publiques de l’ACT, tous les élèves de CE1, CE2 et CM1 suivront un cycle natation.
Ce programme est obligatoire pour tous les élèves, quelque soit leur niveau de natation. N’oubliez pas de compléter
obligatoirement le formulaire en ligne. Vous avez toutes les informations nécessaires sur la note qui vous a été remise par
l’intermédiaire de votre enfant.
Bulletins du Deuxième Semestre
Les enseignants sont actuellement en train de finaliser les évaluations en vue de la rédaction des bulletins du deuxième
semestre. Les bulletins seront remis aux élèves le jeudi 17 décembre. Si votre enfant est absent ce jour-là, merci de bien vouloir
contacter le secrétariat du Primaire afin que le bulletin vous soit envoyé. Tout bulletin non récupéré à la fin du Term 4, soit le
vendredi 18 décembre, sera conservé au secrétariat du Primaire. Vous pourrez le retirer à la rentrée 2016.
Résultats des épreuves de Mathématiques du Concours ICAS
Les résultats des épreuves de Mathématiques du Concours ICAS sont arrivés ce trimestre. Les diplômes ont été remis plus tôt ce
trimestre. Félicitations aux élèves suivants:
Elèves
CE1
Mentions
Emma Piva
CE1.3
Bien
Lucas De Poorter
CE1.2
Assez Bien
Michael Ilowski
CE1.3
Assez Bien
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Ella Roberts
CE1.1
Assez Bien
Coen Storer
CE1.3
Très Bien
Elèves
CE2
Mentions
Portia McKay
CE2.1
Bien
Taliesin Murphy
CE2.2
Bien
Anais Rigaut-Dorgeville
CE2.1
Bien
Sophie Aldred
CE2.3
Assez Bien
Maxim Gutman
CE2.1
Assez Bien
Siobhan Hall
CE2.3
Assez Bien
Mia Harris
CE2.1
Assez Bien
Connor Lineen
CE2.1
Assez Bien
Rowan Rick Kumar
CE2.2
Assez Bien
Elèves
CM1
Mentions
Alexander Aumais
CM1.3
Assez Bien
Thomas de Poorter
CM1.1
Assez Bien
James Hawes
CM1.1
Assez Bien
Isabelle Laing
CM1.1
Assez Bien
Toby Lancaster
CM1.1
Assez Bien
Sawmy Ketan
CM1.2
Assez Bien
Kira Tenthorey-Vinuesa
CM1.1
Assez Bien
Elèves
CM2 et 6ème
Mentions
Zara Ford
CM2.2
Assez Bien
Adrian Lehane
CM2.1
Très Bien
Adrian Herzog
CM2.1
Très Bien
Harrison Slayter-McCabe
6ème2
Bien
Max Grazziadelli
6ème1
Assez Bien
Jules Paulin-Elgar
6ème1
Assez Bien
Dates importantes:
N’oubliez pas de noter les événements suivants dans vos agendas s’ils concernent votre (vos) enfant(s) :
Date
Evénement
Horaires
Lieu
Elèves concernés
Concert des classes de Grande
Section de Maternelle à CE1
11h15-12h30
Hall de l’école
Grande Section de
Maternelle
CP
CE1
Parents
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
CE1
SEMAINE 8:
jeudi 3 décembre
SEMAINE 9:
lundi 7 décembre
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mardi 8 décembre
Toute la journée
Ecole
mardi 8 décembre
Journée d’intégration des
5èmes
Pique-nique du Nounours
9h20-14h45
mardi 8 décembre
Cycle natation
Divers
National Botanic
Gardens
piscine
mercredi 9
décembre
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
mercredi 9
décembre
Journée piscine et pique-nique
10h00 –14h30
piscine de
Manuka
jeudi 10 décembre
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
vendredi 11
décembre
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
vendredi 11
décembre
SEMAINE 10:
Pique-nique du Nounours
9h20-14h45
National Botanic
Gardens
lundi 14 décembre
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
lundi 14 décembre
9h05
Hall de l’école
mardi 15 décembre
Remise des prix du Primaire et
remise des diplômes des
Sixièmes
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
mardi 15 décembre
mardi 15 décembre
Journée de fin d’année
Petit déjeuner des volontaires
Toute la journée
8h30
mercredi 16
décembre
mercredi 16
décembre
Assemblée d’adieu des Sixièmes
11h00-12h00
divers
Salle des
professeurs
Hall de l’école
Cycle natation
Divers
piscine
jeudi 17 décembre
Cycle natation (dernier jour)
Divers
piscine
vendredi 18
décembre
Dernier jour de classe
15h15
école
CE2
CM1
Sixième
Grande Section 1
Grande Section 3
CE1
CE2
CM1
CE1
CE2
CM1
CM2
Sixième
CE1
CE2
CM1
CE1
CE2
CM1
Grande Section 2
Grande Section 4
CE1
CE2
CM1
CE2 à Sixième
CE1
CE2
CM1
Sixième
Parents volontaires
Tous les élèves
CE1
CE2
CM1
CE1
CE2
CM1
Tous les élèves
Un grand merci à tous ceux qui ont contribué, cette année, au succès de notre programme bilingue unique. Nous serons ravis de
pouvoir travailler main dans la main avec vous l’année prochaine.
A bientôt
Kathy Solomko
Enseignante-cadre en charge des classes de Grande Section de Maternelle à CE1 (K-2)
P&C NEWS
LAST P&C MEETING: December 9th at 7pm, Senior Staff Room
The last P&C meeting for 2015 will be held on Wednesday, December 9th. This is a very important meeting where the Treasurer
will announce the funds raised from the recent Fete and the total amount of funding that we are able to contribute to the school
for next year.
In the past, funds have been allocated for French and English language readers, French culture resources for the school library,
K-10 awards, playground projects, interactive whiteboards for classrooms, as well as science and physical education equipment.
Last year funding was also allocated towards a flexible learning space for student support services. Come along if you are keen
to see how our hard-earned funds are to be spent next year!
FETE and RAFFLE SPONSOR APPRECIATION
In the last Telopea Topics, we thanked those volunteers who coordinated and manned stalls throughout the event. This time, we
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want to send a whole-hearted note of appreciation to those businesses who provided us with much-needed donations for our
food stalls this year. We are grateful to have had the support of:

Dom’s wood fired bread, Queanbeyan

Wiffens Fresh Fruit & Veg, Fyshwick

IGA Narrabundah

Shop Rite Griffith

Mart Delicatessen Fyshwick

Deli Planet Fyshwick

Fyshwick Market Stalls Association

Silo

Café Delish Deakin

Embassy of Argentina

Embassy of South Africa
Their support means that our popular food stalls like Le Café Francais and Belgium Mussels can continue to offer such delicious
meals.
And of course we absolutely must thank those wonderful businesses who supported the raffle by donating this year’s brilliant
prizes:
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Flight Centre Manuka
Birdsnest
Microsoft
YOLK on the Inside
Treekeepers
Masters
Les Bistronomes
CanalSat
Alliance Francaise
The French Embassy
The Hyatt Hotel Canberra
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THESE GREAT ON-GOING FUNDRAISERS!
Booking a holiday? Flights for Telopea funds
We have an ongoing agreement with Manuka Flight Centre whereby 1% of all Telopea Park School bookings made through
Manuka Fight Centre will go back to the school. This is open to students, teachers, friends and family, so please ask to speak to
Maddie (who is their French speaking consultant) and mention the Telopea arrangement when making your booking.
Buy shoes and help raise money for Telopea
If you are buying school or sports shoes from The Athlete's Foot, a $5 donation will come back to our school! This is a major
fundraiser for our school in 2015.
What?
Any shoes for anyone in your family: Sport, School or Casual
Where?
The Athlete's Foot - Canberra Centre, Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Westfield Woden or Westfield Belconnen.
How?
When purchasing, just tell the staff at Athlete's Foot that you are from our school. Then every pair of shoes you
purchase will generate a $5 donation back to the School. Plus it also contributes towards a reward voucher for your
family as well.
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COMMUNITY NEWS
High School Bursaries
The ACT Government provides $750 to help with education expenses for low-income families through the Secondary Bursary
Scheme (for students in years 7-10). Applications should be lodged by 30 November 2015 to receive the payment in early 2016.
Call 2605 8262 or follow the link above for more information.
People's Climate March
On Sunday 29 November at midday, you are invited to join thousands of people across the region as they gather on the lawns of
Parliament House. The Canberra People’s Climate March is part of an international community weekend of action on the eve of
historic UN climate negotiations in Paris.
UNIFORM SHOP
OPENING HOURS FOR UNIFORM SHOP
Monday – 8.30 - 9.30am
Tuesday – 2.45 - 3.45pm
Thursday – 11.00am - 12.00pm
Order and pay securely on the web:
[email protected]
Place your order over the phone/fax 1300794179 (business hours)
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Telopea Park School P&C
Before and After School Care Program
Services eligible for Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit
Before School Care, After School Care, Holiday Program
Extra Curricular Activities
Phone: 02 6273 2553
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.telopeapnc.org.au/services/before-and-after-school-care/
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COMMUNITY NEWS
CONTACT US
NSW Crescent
BARTON ACT 2600
Phone: 61423388
Fax:
61423348
[email protected]
www.telopea.act.edu.au
Principal
Proviseur/Head of French
Studies
Deputy Principal K-10
Deputy Principal K-6
Kerrie Blain
Emmanuel Texier
Tom Kobal
Deputy Principal 7-10
Michele McLoughlin
Conseiller Pédagogique Julien Dugas
Business Manager
Mary Ryan
Appointed Member
Mary Welsh
Robin Egerton
School Board Members 2015
Board Chair
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Jacinda Still
Staff Member
Nick Rothwell
Staff Member
P&C Member
Laura Beacroft
P&C Member
Katherine Solomko
Hugh Griffin
Student Member
Australian Government
French Government
Philippa Evans
David Atkins
Catherine Hodier
Student Member
Divij Madan
French Government
Eric Soulier
Board Secretary
Mary Ryan
P&C 2015
President
Paul Haesler
Vice Presidents
[email protected]
Secretary
Andrew Medlin
Emma Burns and
Laura Beacroft
Assistant Secretary
Raana Asgar
[email protected]
Treasurer
Before and After School Care
Communication Officer
Justin Brown
Andrea Grazziadelli
Debbie Tucek
Public Officer
ACT P&C Delegate
Grants Officer
Catriona Dove
Perry Head
Bernadette Kelly
[email protected]
Lost Property Officer
Initial Fete Coordination Team
Chris Burge
Returning Officer
Peter Roberts
Vaishali Goel, Andrew Medlin, Clair Bannerman, Tran Tang, Nicola Smith
and Jacinda Still
TOP
The inclusion of advertisements in this publication is in no way to be interpreted as an endorsement of support by the school.
Readers are responsible for forming their own opinions as to the value or reliability of the information contained in such
advertisements.
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