Blackwell Public School

Educating for Tomorrow

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Early stage 1

Kindergarten announcement

Welcome to Semester 2

What a great start to the semester we have had. We have been busy learning. Lots of reading, writing and maths. Last semester, the students enjoyed visiting Calmsley Hill Farm and learning about the farm animals. This semester we are using this knowledge in our science topic, Living Things.

Our term 2 privilege day went ahead - what a great day. Motiv8 Sport delivered a fantastic program, engaging the students in fun and active games.

Our Commonwealth Games day was a success - the students loving the competition between countries.

The sun was shining for our K-2 Athletics Carnival. The students need to be commended on their effort and participation. They all gave 100% and were able to follow instructions, rotating through each activity. We have some serious athletes in Kinder. Maybe future Commonwealth Game athletes! 

Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the semester brings.

The Early Stage 1 team is

KBlue – Mrs Rachel Bulluss,  Assistant Principal - ES1

KHazel - Mrs Danielle Hemmings

KMagneta – Mrs Alison Mumford

KViolet – Mrs Milica Vlahovic

SUO – Mrs Anna O’Brien

SUB - Mr Nicholas Bransdon

Library: The library is open at 8.30 for quiet reading time or borrowing each morning (except Tuesdays). Each class has their own library time.

Monday - SUO and SUB

Wednesday –KM and KH

Friday –KB and KV

Money Procedures: All money sent to school for payment of goods and excursions etc. should be in a labelled envelope and handed in at the school office. Please DO NOT hand to the class teacher.

Money Procedures: All money sent to school for payment of goods and excursions etc. should be in a labelled envelope and handed in at the school office. Please DO NOT hand to the class teacher.

Labelling: Please label all equipment and clothing brought to school. This is very important and enables the return of lost items.

Appointments: Please phone the office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to a teacher. A suitable time can then be arranged. If you have information that is required for the day, please write a note and forward it to the class teacher.

School Packs: These can still be paid for if. Please see the office. Not only do they include essential items but  incursions and access to computer programs.

Equipment: We would appreciate if you could please supply your child with a bottle of hand soap, a box of tissues and wet wipes. We do have painting aprons but if you prefer your child to have their own paint shirt, please send one to school with their name clearly labelled on it.

Assessments: Teachers conduct formal and informal assessments regularly throughout the year to assist with the compilation of reports. Our reports are sent home at the end of each semester (Terms 2 and 4) with parent / student / teacher interviews held during the year. Please feel free to arrange interviews at any time if you have a question or concern. Teachers may also request an interview with parents.

Crunch and Sip: This is a small snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and water only, eaten in class between 9—11am each day. Please avoid whole apples— only a quarter or half an apple is needed or cut into slices.

Recess and Lunch: Please do not send too much food as some students are having difficulty eating it all and often miss out on playtime. Given students eat “Crunch and Sip” in the mornings, they only need one or two little things for recess, e.g. yoghurt, fruit, sultanas, rice crackers etc. Sandwiches, wraps or rice cakes are all they need for lunch. Please do not send soft drink.  Snap lock bags are easy for the students to open and are disposable. Please teach your child to open their snack packets or make a cut in the packet for them to tear down.


We ask that students wear their joggers on Sport days. It is also recommended that girls wear school shorts/skorts, to ensure comfort and mobility.

Sport days for Kindergarten are on Wednesday.