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Welcome to Killarney Heights Public School 2019!

23 Jan 2019

Welcome back to school, and welcome new students!

We like to hit the ground running at Killarney Heights Public School, and information overload can become overwhelming. I've tried to write some key points as succinctly as possible before school starts so that everyone can sleep easily. 

  • School calendar dates can be accessed through our website and here's a link to it!
  • Ensure you receive all the communications you need. Please check your subscriptions to Schoolzine. Parents/caregivers should subscribe to the Bulletin and the grades that each of your children are in for 2019. 2018 year lists have been migrated to 2019 year lists, but please check. All official communications come from the school through SchoolZine, just like this one! 
  • Kindergarten 2019 come to school at their Best Start interview time (on either 30/1, 31/1 or 1/2). Their first day of school in their 2019 classroom with their 2019 teacher is MONDAY 4th February. Don't worry, you will be getting more information as a reminder in another communication. Here's some Department of Education information about starting school, but you probably already have this. We are so excited to have you here, and your Year 6 buddies are bursting with excitement!
  • Tuesday 29th January is a pupil-free day. Some students are attending Vacation Care with PrimaryOSHCare on that date in the School Hall. Teachers return on TUESDAY 29th January and are busily engaged in staff training, meetings, and program presentations. 
  • Years 1-6 2019 return on WEDNESDAY 30 January, same time, same place. That is, the supervised playground opens at 8:30 am as usual, and students will start in same classroom as 2018 and can be picked up from that same classroom. Many students will work with their 2018 teachers, and students will be in the same class and location THURSDAY too.
  • New students in Years 1-6, and their parent(s), should come to the office around 9 am  WEDNESDAY 30 January where our team will meet and greet you. You are not alone:  there are about 20 of you, and we have buddied up new students with a peer in their 2019 class.
  • Student Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects 2019 should present themselves to their 2018 classroom for roll marking, and then come and help us in the office welcoming new students. Your first job as leader is on Day 1, Session 1!
  • Learning starts Day 1. Teachers have prepared lessons relating to the PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physcial Education) syllabus for the start of school. 
  • Students should pack lightly for school with a small pencil case. Bringing in all 2019 supplies is not recommended until students are in their 2019 class.
  • The canteen is open Day 1. You can order on Flexischools as usual. Please ensure your child's 2018 class is on the the order if ordering. You will need to change this when they go into their 2019 class (My Students, Change Class/School). Don't get trapped by this one! We'll try to remind you! Thank you P&C for hitting the ground running.
  • Parents, please consider registering to help in the canteen Thank you volunteers.
  • Don't forget to pack recess and lunch (if not ordering through the canteen). No doubt, this difficult heat wave will continue. Pack a water bottle, a hat, and let's start the year by not losing any personal belongings.
  • Summer uniform should be worn. Definitely. If you don't pack a jumper, you won't lose it. You won't need it (or I will eat my hat). If you need to contact the Uniform Shop or see the Uniform, you can click on the links. Thank you P&C, Uniform Shop for hitting the ground running.
  • PrimaryOSHCare will be located at the School Hall from TUESDAY 29th January for Vacation care on pupil-free day, and for before and after school care thereafter. Thank you PrimaryOSHCare for being so flexible and helping the children deal with the heat wave.
  • Take care travelling to and from school. Stay cool and relaxed, and expect some difficult traffic conditions if using Warringah Road.
  • Last, and certainly not least, we warmly welcome Mrs Gillian Tegg, who will commence her principalship on Tuesday 29th January 2019. 
Yours succinctly with kindness, and looking forward to a terrific 2019 at KHPS,
Danka Murray, (Acting Principal 2018 - January 28 2019)