Thomas Acres Public School

Engaging Students in the 21st Century

Telephone02 4626 4577

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

Welcome to our school

At Thomas Acres Public School we value respect, responsibility, co-operation, pride, and honesty.

Thomas Acres Public School features programs which are of high intellectual quality and centered on student engagement. The school's core values are Honesty, Pride, Cooperation, Responsibility, and Respect. These core values underpin a curriculum focused on Literacy, Numeracy, and Student Empowerment programs. 

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Upcoming events

Wednesday

12

June

Year 6 - High School taster day at Ambarvale High School

Date

12 June

Time

9:45 AM-2:00 PM

Location
Ambarvale High School

Ambarvale High School has organised its annual High School Taster Days. This event is part of the TAPS high school transition program. It provides an immersive experience for all Year 6 students to become familiar with the high school environment, regardless of what high school they will be attending in the future. The purpose of the day is to familiarise students with daily life at high school, establish expectations for attending high school, and to expose students to the different setting and lessons that high school offers. It is expected that ALL Year 6 students will attend the High School Taster Day on Wednesday 12th June, 2024 (week 7) AND Wednesday 26th June, 2024 (week 9), regardless of what high school they will be enrolling in, as it is an official school business day. Students will be walking to and from TAPS to Ambarvale High School and need to be in full school uniform with their lunch and recess. It is recommended that students pack a raincoat in case of wet weather. Students need to arrive at Thomas Acres Public School at norm

Thursday

13

June

Regional Cross Country - selected students

Date

13 June

Time

8:15-11:00 AM

Location
Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Saxony Road, HORSLEY PARK, NSW 2175

Congratulations and best of luck to our four amazing students who have made it to the Sydney South West Primary Cross Country Championships! We're so proud of you for representing the Campbelltown Zone PSSA team. Go out there and give it your all—we know you'll do great!

Thursday

20

June

Stage 2 excursion - Centennial Park, Saving the Scrub

Date

20 June

Time

8:30 AM-2:55 PM

Location
Centennial Parklands, Grand Drive, Sydney NSW 2021

This excursion is FREE of charge. Get hands-on in activities that teach science, geography, and tree planting to restore endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub habitat. "Saving the Scrub" provides cross-curricular learning with a focus on sustainability, wellbeing, interdependence and developing a lifelong connection to nature and Centennial Parklands.

Friday

21

June

Development Day 2 - Hockey

Date

21 June

Time

All day

Location
Various sporting fields

This activity is FREE of charge for selected students Bus hire is not required as students will walk to and from the venue, Thomas Acres Reserve. As part of the PDHPE syllabus, students will learn how to maintain a happy and active lifestyle. By allowing your child to attend the primary Development Day they gain the opportunity to enjoy sports and live a healthy lifestyle. Development Day 1 - Friday 24 May 2024 (Term 2, Week 4) Development Day 2 - Friday, 21 June 2024 (Term 2, Week 8) Development Day 3 - Friday, 16 August 2024 (Term 3, Week 4) Development Day 4 - Friday, 13 September 2024 (Term 3, Week 8) Coach - Miss Tuerlings Venue - Thomas Acres Reserve - Cleopatra Drive, Ambarvale

Friday

21

June

PSSA winter gala day No.2 (selected students only)

Date

21 June

Time

All day

Location
Various sporting fields

As part of the PDHPE syllabus, students will learn how to maintain a happy and active lifestyle. By allowing your child to attend the primary Gala Day they gain the opportunity to enjoy sports and live a healthy lifestyle. PSSA (Primary Schools Sports Association) organises Gala days to allow students to compete against local schools. Each term, schools have the opportunity to participate in four Gala days. They are full days commencing at approximately 10:00 am and concluding at approximately 2:00 pm. During the day students play a total of three/four games. As a condition of being selected for a Gala Day team, you and your child must sign a contract in order to be accepted into the team - see Gala day contract below. Your child will be participating in training sessions held at Thomas Acres Reserve. Due to this, students will be required to walk to and from the Thomas Acres Reserve during Friday sport sessions. Please sign and return the training permission note - see Training permission note below. Winter Gala Days are listed below: Gala Day 1 - Friday 24 May 2024 (Term 2, Week 4) Gala Day 2 - Friday, 21 June 2024 (Term 2, Week 8) Gala Day 3 - Friday, 16 August 2024 (Term 3, Week 4) Gala Day 4 - Friday, 13 September 2024 (Term 3, Week 8) Please note that if a Gala Day is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, it will not be rescheduled. We need to give bus companies 24 hours notice to cancel, otherwise, we are still required to pay for bus hire. This may result in us not being able to provide a credit. Transport Teams will be required to travel by bus to venues within the Campbelltown area. Please be aware that if payment is not made by the Gala Day, your child will be unable to attend. All students MUST travel by bus. There are 4 payments of $10 to be paid before each Gala Day. Please ensure payment is made prior each Gala Day. What to take on the day For each Gala Day (and training session), children will be required to bring the following items: A sun hat to wear between games. It is not always practical for hats to be worn during games, however they must have a hat on between games. Sunscreen is also recommended as there is often very little shade. Water to replenish body fluids lost whilst playing sport. Soft drinks and/or sports drinks are not recommended. A plastic bag to put rubbish in or to put dirty clothes/shoes in. Protective clothing/items that will be required for certain sports e.g. mouthguard, shin pads, boots, headgear etc. Lunch and Recess - Lunch orders cannot be ordered on Gala Days. Training days On Fridays that are not Gala Days, the students in Gala teams may be required to walk to Thomas Acres Reserve for training. Other important information: As is the case in any school activity, poor sportsmanship and/or unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the offender(s) being excluded from participating in PSSA Sport. Please include up-to-date medical information about your child on your child’s permission note. This needs to be completed before they can take part in any out-of-school training sessions or Gala Days. The information is necessary to allow staff to carry out a comprehensive duty of care regarding your child. Teams, coaches and notes Netball Coach – Miss Bligh and Miss McDonald Venue – Coronation Park – 9 Redfern Road, Minto Permission and payment note - must be signed and returned PSSA Winter Contract Information note Rugby League Coach – Mrs Mullen Venue – Eschol Park Complex – Epping Forest Drive, Eschol Park Permission and payment note - must be signed and returned PSSA Winter Contract Information note Soccer - boys Coach – Mr Buckley and Mr Tasker Venue – Ambarvale Sports Complex - Wickfield Circuit Ambarvale; or Venue – Eschol Park Complex – Epping Forest Drive, Eschol Park Permission and payment note - must be signed and returned PSSA Winter Contract Information note Soccer - girls Coach – Miss Furner Venue - Lynword Park - 2 Lynwood Road, St Helens Park Permission and payment note - must be signed and returned PSSA Winter Contract Information note

Wednesday

26

June

Year 6 - High School taster day at Ambarvale High School

Date

26 June

Time

9:45 AM-2:00 PM

Location
Ambarvale High School

Ambarvale High School has organised its annual High School Taster Days. This event is part of the TAPS high school transition program. It provides an immersive experience for all Year 6 students to become familiar with the high school environment, regardless of what high school they will be attending in the future. The purpose of the day is to familiarise students with daily life at high school, establish expectations for attending high school, and to expose students to the different setting and lessons that high school offers. It is expected that ALL Year 6 students will attend the High School Taster Day on Wednesday 12th June, 2024 (week 7) AND Wednesday 26th June, 2024 (week 9), regardless of what high school they will be enrolling in, as it is an official school business day. Students will be walking to and from TAPS to Ambarvale High School and need to be in full school uniform with their lunch and recess. It is recommended that students pack a raincoat in case of wet weather. Students need to arrive at Thomas Acres Public School at norm

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