Rosebank Public School

Rosebank Public School


"Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom."

Rudolf Steiner

A week or so ago, all Rosebank students enjoyed a special morning designed to receive our 2016 Kinder students into our school community, show our love and care for them and create a space for free play - igniting imagination, inspiring creativity and enabling connections.



The joint was jumping as we welcomed our local ‘little kids’ for a Rosebank Playdate. Our Senior students helped plan and host a morn- ing of wonderful activities: Jumping Castle, Busy Bee Craft, Face Painting, Dressing Up, Play Dough, Construction Play, Puzzles, Games and Imaginative Play. Our small guests and their mums/dads also enjoyed a shared morning tea, a song and a story before leaving with a special gift presented by our Year 6 students. The fun continued for our students as they headed off to Goonellabah Aquatic Centre for the last day of their swimming program, including a special reward of time on the Waterslide.

Recently, our K/1/2 teacher (Nicky Hughes) and I attended training in Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL). PBL is a method of enabling quality learning environments for all children. Rosebank PS will become a PBL school in 2016, and will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday 25th November to discuss what we value as a community and agree on as set of shared expectations for student behaviour. All community members

are warmly invited to attend – whether or not you have a student at our school. The forum will kick off at 7.00pm and supper will be provided.

More fun ahead for Term 4:

• Aimee, Felicity and Lana to perform at Opera House with Small Schools Choir

• Years 3 and 4 Adventure Camp

• Seniors Camp: Outward Bound at Mara- natha

• Years K/1/2 Mystery Treat

• Election of Student Leaders


• Kinder Orientation Days and Family Dinner

• LUCINDA Film Awards • Year 6 Graduation Dinner • Presentation Ceremony

The LUCINDA Awards will be a bittersweet occasion as it will likely be the last Awards led by Mr Graham Jessup. Mr Jessup is Rosebank Royalty. He taught at our school for many years and recently has led the highly regarded LUCINDA project, enabling groups of Senior students from many local schools to participate in making short films. For personal reasons, Mr Jessup is not likely to continue in the project. We acknowledge and honour his exceptional contribution to the education of children in New South Wales.

It’s not too late! If you are looking for a nurtur- ing community where your child can flourish in an environment that strives for academic, music and sporting excellence and seeks to help students grow into compassionate, caring and contributing community members... Contact our school office on 6688 2126 to arrange an appointment so that we can share more great news about what our lovely school has to offer. We want to keep classes small in 2016, so don’t delay!

Abigail Sawyer

Proud Principal: Rosebank Public School 

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