Sunday, 31 May 2009

Our Jurassic Bookfair roared!!


You should see all the great books we have been able to add to our library collection because of the bookfair. Almost $2000 worth of fabulous new reads recommended by our students from the selection. 

I think it's great that the kids get a chance to show me what they really like-and what they don't!!

A HUGE thankyou *to all the families who joined in our competitions especially those who created Jurassic creature to help with the decorating.
*to all the helpers who gave me a hand creating "o
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ur very own Jurassic Park"

*to all the helpers on the day of the bookfair with a special mention to the Woolgoolga Lions Club for their delicious sausage sizzle and their generous donation to the school.

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Monday, 25 May 2009

Friday, 22 May 2009

2009 Netball Gala Day

2009 Netball Gala Day on PhotoPeach

Year 6 survey

We have a group of Year 6 students who are involved in a DET sponsored project to develop a resource/resources to enhance the transition of students from Year 6 to Year 7. The first step in the project is to find out some of the things that concern/excite kids about going to high school.

Being a small school with a Year 6 of only 16 students they decided that this size cohort was not going to be big enough to gain any relevant data so they developed a simple online questionnaire and asked me to send it off to other schools for help. It will only take about 5 mins to complete.

Student Action Team will be analysing the results and then developing some form of action to make the transition an easier process. They would be only too happy to share the results with the schools that participate. The Student Action Team will be eagerly awaiting the results.
NB: The survey is completely anonymous.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Come one, come all to the Sandy Beach Bookfair

Links to Jurassic Park Bookfair 2009:

Jurassic Park Bookfair was enormous!!  

View the kids entries at this stage on PhotoPeach  ( Automatically make your own free slide show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, add captions in the show, and more!)


Jurassic Park Bookfair on Photopeach

View all the kids entries and the great decorations in the library that the students worked on over the weeks!!

Our Jurassic Park Bookfair roared!!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Northern Beaches Inter-School Debating Program

Selected Years 5 and 6 students from Sandy Beach Public School will participate in the Northern Beaches Inter-School Non-Competitive Debating Program from next week.

All students that have participated in this program will receive a “Top Kid”. We wish them well with their arguing!!

Mrs Nay
Debating Coordinator

Jurassic Park Bookfair Competition

Library News

There's More!!! Another competition!!

Students will be bringing home car posters to help advertise the bookfair this week.

Year 6 students have worked on their designs. The winner is
After your child decorates the poster please help them to place it on your car so we can spot them. We will have spotters out looking for attractive posters and noting down your car's number plates. The winners will be announced in the newsletter the Tuesday before the bookfair.

4 prizes of $5 bookfair vouchers and
4 “pick a poster” prizes are on offer.

I hope your very own “air”, “land”, or “sea” 2D or 3D, Jurassic Park creature is almost ready!!!

To all our families this is NOT an assessment activity so please feel free to work with your children to create a great creature.

Please send the creature to school by next Thursday May 21st.

Plenty of prizes for participants.
3 x $10 book fair vouchers
5 “pick a poster” prizes

Wonderful news for Sandy Beach!!

"Under the Australian government’s Building Education Revolution, subject to Ministerial agreement, we are being offered:
A new school library worth up to $1.6million
Three (3) new permanent classrooms worth up to $900K

This is great news because it means not only $2.5million of new buildings for our school but also opportunity for local businesses to be part of the building and fit out over the next 2 years.

It is also great news because our existing library becomes available for other purposes.

The addition of a new library and 3 permanent classrooms and the freeing up of the existing library space provides us with much more flexibility for teaching and learning in the 21st century". Ray Rincheval Newsletter No. 14 – Wednesday 12th May, 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Jurassic Park Bookfair

Thursday, May 28 from 8am-6pm in SBPS library.


Help us create our very own Jurassic Park in SBPS library.

To all our families artistic and creative opportunities await you!!

Make a creature from the Jurassic period and send it to school by next Thursday May 21st.

It can be an “air”, “land”, or “sea” creature.

It can be 2D or 3D.

It is not an assessment task so all the family can share their skills and talents.





Plenty of prizes for participants.

3 x $10 book fair vouchers

5 “pick a poster” prizes

These websites may be helpful:

Jurassic animal printouts:

Download a dinosaur:

Designer Dinosaurs - paper maché

3D papercraft kids series-Dinosaurs of the Jurassic

Dinosaur Papercraft -Jurassic 2

Dinosaur Papercraft -Jurassic 3

Dinosaur Papercraft- Jurrasic 4

Walk Safely to School Day

Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event in Australia in which primary school children are encouraged to walk or commute safely to school, an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia (PCA). It is held annually in May on a varying date. In 2009, it will be held on May 15. Wikipedia

Walk safely to school this Friday.