Northlakes Public School

Respectful Safe Learners

Telephone02 4399 2071

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

Welcome to our school

 
At Northlakes Public School we are committed to the provision of quality education in a nurturing, innovative and collaborative learning environment where high expectations are held in order to challenge students and encourage continuous improvement for all.
 
 
 

Message from Mr Micevski - School Principal

Welcome to week 8 and our digital newsletter. Our school newsletter has gone digital! It will be posted each fortnight on our school website and on our facebook page.

Our new digital newsletter has a colourful and modern format. Over time new features will be added with more photos and information flyers, it will also have permission notes and diary dates included for parents to access.

It’s hard to believe we are already at week 8 and less than four weeks left to the end of what has been an even more challenging year than 2019. Thank you to all our staff and families who have done such an amazing job getting through this. You’ve all shown amazing resilience, persistence and patience and we will need to call on all these qualities over these last few weeks.

It’s been fantastic to have our classrooms full once again with the chatter and laughter of students. However, we still hear about a number of school closures in the media. This is a timely reminder that we all need to be vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID and follow the guidelines which include:

  • Safe distancing, sanitising and washing hands before eating time and when reentering classroom.
  • All staff, contractors and visitors need to be fully vaccinated to enter school grounds and work with students.
  • Parents need to be fully vaccinated to walk onto school grounds and need to scan the QR code. If needing to come in for interviews or meetings and need to enter the building will also need to sign a hard copy.
  • Visitors, parents/carers, contractors and third-party providers will need to show proof of vaccination (paper copy will not be accepted).
  • If your child has even the slightest signs of flu like symptoms, please keep them home. If they come to school and show these symptoms you will be called and asked not to return until you can show a negative COVID test result.
  • Afternoons and mornings please do your best to safe distance as much as possible at the front of the school and avoid crowding in around the pedestrian gate exit.

I understand that all of these are inconveniences that we all hoped would end however, we are not out of the woods yet and we all need to continue to follow the directions and guidelines and I would suggest we err on the side of caution and in the interest of keeping our children, families and community safe.

Again, I thank you for your patience and urge you to continue to be ever vigilant in the interest of safety.

The end of year activities and celebrations will once again look similar to last year’s presentation day and Year 6 farewell. We will not be able to have parents on site but, the events will be recorded to be shared with our community at a later date.

While we’d all love for these celebrations and recognition of our children’s achievements could get back to how they were we need to appreciate that the school will not allow these milestones for our children to go unnoticed.

We continue to do the best we can to operate in a COVID safe way with the recommended procedures and measures. Thank you for your continued support.

I’d like to end on a positive note by congratulating the Year 6 students who participated in the Public Speaking competition. Mrs Halpin and I were invited to judge and we were really impressed by the quality of speeches and speakers. Congratulations to all the participants. You made our job of choosing only two winners out of 14 a very difficult one indeed.

I’ve also had reports from Mrs Church and Mr Goddard that the Year 5 Councillor speeches were also very hotly contested. We had 44 students stand for election this year and I hear it was a hard job to cull them down to 22. Congratulations also to all of these participants and I’m looking forward to seeing the 22 who are in the final round.

Have a great weekend and as we near the end of another challenging school year I’d like to wish you all a wonderful two weeks before our next newsletter and remember to be kind and keep smiling.

At this stage the Canteen remains closed till the end of the year, we do apologise for any inconvenience. Uniforms can still be ordered online through the Flexischools app.

Larry Micevski

Principal

You can stay up to date with the latest information by accessing the DoE Advice for Families Page: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families     

 

 

Before and After School Care / Vacation Care at Northlakes Public School

 

Dear ​ Northlakes Families,

Enrolments are now open for Hunter Kids Before and After School Care which will be operating at our school soon.  We are also exited to announce their Vacation Care Program.  Please see below for enrolments forms, vacation booking form and vacation activity flyer: 

Hunter Kids enrolment form 2022

Northlakes- Hunter Kids Dec-Jan Vacation Care Program

Northlakes - Hunter Kids Vacation Care Booking Form

 

 

 

Upcoming events

Thursday

09

December

Year 6 Farewell

Date

09 December

Time

5:30-8:30 PM

Location
Northlakes Public School Hall

Year 6 Farewell - Thursday 9th December 5.30pm to 8.30pm School Hall No cost - event is funded by Northlakes Public School P&C Smart casual (no thongs) Complete and return permission note ASAP