Primary School News

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou

 

This week, Senior Constable Murray, the Youth Liaison Officer from Hornsby Police Station came to talk to the Primary girls about Cyber Safety. Her presentation covered topics such as how young people are using technology to have fun online, online grooming, cyber-bullying, inappropriate content and e-security.

Here are her top 10 tips for staying safe on the Internet.

  1. Use a strong password, a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, eg P@$$w0rd! and change it regularly.
  2. Avoid opening or clicking links in emails from people you do not know and aren’t expecting – they could contain a virus or malicious software.
  3. Don’t give out personal information over the internet or on mobile phones about you, your family and friends.
  4. Only accept friend requests from people you know and trust.
  5. Make sure your social media accounts are set to private or friends only! Check privacy settings regularly as they can change.
  6. The legal minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat is 13.
  7. Be aware of how to block, report and delete users on all your accounts and apps.
  8. If an image or post is something you would not be comfortable sharing with your parents or grandparents, reconsider, the Internet never forgets.
  9. Be careful who you trust online. Making new friends can be fun, but there’s a chance that they may not be who they say they are.
  10. Never say nasty or untrue things about others.

 

Next Monday, twenty of our talented athletes will take part in the Independent Primary Schools Heads’ Association (IPSHA) at Homebush. We wish the following girls the best of luck.

 

  • Saskia Chapman
  • Zoe Clubb
  • Lily Cohen
  • Charlotte Curran
  • Sophie Dalton
  • Lara Granelli
  • Breanna Harris
  • Estelle Kyriazis
  • Phoebe Lagudi
  • Zoe Lawson
  • Chloe Mackay
  • Abigail Mayer
  • Gabrielle Milkins
  • Katerina Negro
  • Alexandra O’Brien
  • Lilya Ragg
  • Georgia Tapner
  • Saoirse Watkins
  • Madison Webster
  • Olivia Williamson

 

In the recent ICAS Writing Competition, the girls listed below received these outstanding results.

 

Year 5

Merit

Elizabeth Powell

 

Credit

Amber Buchanan

Emily Burns

Molly Hanly

Estelle Kyriazis

Abigail Mayer

Alexandra O’Brien

Elyse Stephens

 

High Distinction

Indianna Cane

 

Year 6

Credit

Veronica Dodd

Cheri Hui

Ella McKenzie

Charlotte McLennan

Keely O’Sullivan

Saoirse Watkins

 

There is great excitement building in the Primary School around Book Week. Much discussion is taking place about costumes and favourite book characters. Just a reminder that all parents are invited to attend our Book Week Parade next Friday from 9.00-10.00am in the Primary School Learning Common.

 

OSH Club 

Please note that bookings for the September/October Holiday Program are now open online.

The program will run from the 23rd September – 7th October 2016. (3rd October is closed due to a Public Holiday). The brochure for the program will be available 4 weeks prior to the Holiday Program starting. To book the dates you require please log into your account at www.oshclub.com.au

 

Upcoming Dates

Monday 29 August IPSHA Athletics Carnival – Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre
Friday 2 September Book Week Parade – Learning Common |  9:00am – 10.00am 
 Friday 9 September Kidpreneur Market Day – Primary School Quad | 10:30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 22 September Last Day of Term 3 for students

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary