The Randwick Buzz - Randwick Public School

The Randwick Buzz - Randwick Public School
The Randwick Buzz
 Issue 19                                                                      Thursday, 6 December 2018

Term 4 - Week 8, 2018                Just a reminder that our
                                     Semester 2 reports will be                     What’s on?
Principal’s Message                  published next week through
                                     the Sentral Parent Portal           Fri 7/12/18
                                                                         PSSA and School Sport ends
Excitement is                       End of Year BBQ
in the air this                      portal/login. You will need to
week with many                       use your username (email)           Mon 10/12/18
                                     and password to access them.        Sports Assembly
well earned
celebrations and                     If you have forgotten your          Tues 11/12/18
the approaching                      password, please use the link       Kindy - Year 1 Presentation Day
summer holiday                       under the ‘Sign in’ button.
                                     If you have any questions,          Wed 12/12/18 - Fri 14/12/18
freedom. It has                                                          Year 6 Camp
been an enormously successful        please do not hesitate
year for Randwick, its students,     to contact the school for           Tues 18/12/18
teachers and families.               assistance.                         Year 2 - Year 6 End of Year Picnic
                                                                         Year 6 Farewell
                                     This Friday, our school office
Today we held our formal             and Principal and Deputy            Wed 19/12/18
2-6 Presentation Day at John         Principal offices will be moving    Randwicks Got Talent
Clancy and if you attended                                               Students last day of Term 4
                                     to the new administration
this event you would have felt       building on Avoca Street, in
very proud of your children,                                             when walking through the
                                     the next phase of the building      carpark, to ensure children’s
their growth and development         project. However, to ensure
and our school. Next week,                                               safety, they walk with you.
                                     consistency and student safety
we will celebrate our Annual         we will still be running our        School Infrastructure will be
Sports Presentation Day and          main information, sick bay,         holding ‘Drop-in information’
finally our Kindy/Year 1 formal      phones, and early and late          sessions on Monday 17
presentation. The professional,      notes through the old school        December, 3pm-4pm and
generous and caring staff            office until 2019. On Friday, we    5pm-7pm on Level 1 of the
have done a marvellous job           will run the office through the     Beehive. Please see the flyer
both in teaching students            Reading Resource room next          in the newsletter for more
academically but also                to the old office, and staff will   information.
engaging them in their               be nearby to assist parents
learning and the many extra-         and students. Phones will be        Don’t forget the end of Year
curricular activities. Please take   out of action for the day, so for   BBQ on Friday 7th December
time to thank them. They take        any questions, please contact       and try to lend a hand. We
extraordinary care with your         the school via randwick-p.          look forward to seeing many
children and are much vested               parents over the final few
in their welfare and progress.                                           weeks of school or at one of
                                     The entrance to OOSH will           the many events.
We would like to congratulate        also change from Monday 10
Captains, Katharina B. and           December, as the builders will      Rachael Chisholm
Sam A. and Vice Captains,            continue with the renovation        Deputy Principal
Millie H. and Tom G. who will        and landscaping in front
be ably supported by prefects        of the Beehive and OOSH
Rhea.D, Ellie.E, Maya.H, Ali.N,      area. The OOSH Cowper
Mia.S, Vevie.V, Taketoshi.B,         Street pedestrian gate will be
Sam.C, Ethan.H, Aden.M,              blocked and a temporary
Gabriel.M, Caleb.S.                  walk-way fence will go up
                                     over the weekend to allow
Our students had an                  pedestrian access to OOSH
exceptional group of Year 5          through the staff carpark.
students to choose from for          Please do not park in the staff
their leaders and once again         carpark as it is already very
have done this wisely and well.      cramped. It is also vital that

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Meet Dean Kennedy
from Bright Stars Music                 NSW Department of Education – School Infrastructure
Dean Kennedy,
who has
managed the
Randwick Public
School Strings
program for
the last three
years and is now
coming on board to manage
the school Band, has always
loved music.
Growing up he was constantly          Artist impression of the Randwick Public School upgrade
exposed to a great variety of
genres of music and started
learning the piano in Primary         Randwick Public School
school. It was at a school            Construction update                                                                  November 2018
concert, where he performed
on his keyboard with a parent       Investing in our schools                                    Construction update
who was a violinist in the          The NSW Government's 2018/19 Budget includes $6
                                    billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new
                                                                                                Works are progressing well and will continue over the
                                                                                                Summer holidays.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra,          and upgraded schools. A further $160 million has also
                                                                                                The demolition of the 1970s Open High School
that he fell in love with the       been invested as part of the record $747 million
                                                                                                building is close to completion.
                                    maintenance funding announced last year. This is the
beautiful sounds, and sight, of     largest investment in public education infrastructure
                                                                                                By Day 1, Term 1 next year, the majority of the project
the violin being played. This       in the history of NSW.
                                                                                                will be complete. This includes all new and
changed his music direction –                                                                   refurbished learning spaces and the staff and admin
                                    Randwick Public School
from the piano to the violin.       A project is well underway to upgrade Randwick
                                                                                                area. Students will continue to access the school via
                                                                                                the Cowper St and Frances St entrances.
                                    Public School to increase enrolment capacity to 1,000
Dean then went on to learn          students. The project includes:                             Early next year we will complete •• • •••••
                                                                                                                                       landscaping, the
the violin, playing in a youth        • 10 new classrooms housed in a new building              multi-use play court, install air conditioning and
                                        called the 'Beehive', allowing access between           complete internal pathways. Construction vehicles
orchestra and performing with           two existing school buildings                           will continue to access the site via Avoca Street.
fellow students, before finishing     • demolition of the 1970s Open High School

school and studying a violin            building
                                      • landscaping to create more open play space
                                                                                                The project is expected to be completed by early 2019.

and viola performance degree          • refurbishment of the heritage building to create        Community Information Sessions
at the University of New South          new staff and administration area                       Find out what to expect when school resumes
                                      • refurbishment of the administration area and
Wales.                                  relocation of the staff room to create two new
                                                                                                for Term 1, 2019 and speak to the project team
                                                                                                at the following drop-in information sessions:
                                        classrooms within the existing building.
Now as a teacher, conductor,                                                                    Monday 17 December
and the Director of Bright Stars      For more information contact:                             3pm- 4pm and 5pm - 7pm
                                                                                                Location: Level 1, The Beehive, Randwick Public
Music, Dean’s philosophy              School Infrastructure NSW
                                                                                                School. Please access through the school carpark,
towards music education has           Phone: 1300 482 651
                                                                                                along the walkway next to the new building (The

always been based on how    
                                                                                                Beehive). Walk up the spiral staircase to Level 1.

he and his team of conductors                                                                   You can also contact us via the details provided.

and his tutors make their
students feel. As Dean let me
know “Everyday that I have
taught violin, viola, and piano
for well over a decade, I
think of that parent playing
the violin, the impact she
has had on my life, and the
responsibility our tutors and
conductors have in creating
a lasting impact on today’s
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Band or Strings program
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                                         search tips for students:
contact Dean or the Bright                                                                        
Stars Music team on 1300 856   
802, or info@brightstarsmusic.
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