Punchbowl Primary School
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146 Punchbowl Road
Punchbowl TAS 7249
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Email: punchbowl.primary@education.tas.gov.au
Phone: 03 6344 1382

Punchbowl Primary School - Term 4, 2019 - 13th December

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Punchbowl Primary School - Term 4, 2019 - 13th December

13th December 2pm - 3pm Kinder Campbell Celebration Afternoon
13th December End of Year Reports go home
16th December 2pm - 3pm Kinder Walkinshaw Celebration Afternoon
16th December 6pm Gr 6 Leavers Dinner @ Launceston Golf Club
17th December 2:30pm Parent Thankyou Afternoon Tea in staffroom
19th December

9:30am Assembly - Student Executive 

19th December

Student's Last Day for Year

                   

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Dear Parents and Carers

Well we are nearly at the end of another school year and what a big year it’s been!  Looking back, our school community has collectively worked so hard and reaped so many benefits.  Thank you to each and every person within our great school community.  I am sure a terrific holiday break will be greatly appreciated by everyone!

 

On Tuesday night we held our annual Celebration Evening.  It was a thoroughly successful evening. I would like to thank everyone who attended the evening and joined in with our celebration.  We will miss our wonderful Grade 6 students and wish them all the best in their next phase of learning.  Thank you to all the teachers and staff that came and helped.  A huge thankyou to Mr Tabe, Miss Bodell, Mrs Dean, Mrs Frerk and Mrs Jo Bent for their contributions.  Congratulations to Poppy Wells and Anders Schild for being fabulous M.C.'s– you were both brilliant on the night! 

On Monday 16th December, we have our Leavers Dinner at the Launceston Golf Club. We are thoroughly looking forward to having a meal with our Grade 6 students.  Please remember this is a time for students to come along neatly dressed (as they would if they were going out for dinner with you), it is not a time when we would expect that you would buy new outfits. We would also expect that students would arrive in their normal family car. A big thank you to Mrs Frerk and the 5/6 team who has put a huge amount of work into preparing a wonderful event. Thank you very much!

Reports go home today with class placement letters.  Teachers have worked hard to provide you with a summary report as the more detailed report went home mid year. 

On Tuesday, 20th December, we have our parent and volunteers ‘thank you’ afternoon tea at 2.30pm in our staffroom. This is a small gesture of thanks to our school community for helping our students and teachers over the course of the year. Also on this day, all students will be involved in a meet and greet of their 2020 teacher and classroom.

I would like to say a sad farewell to teachers who will not be with us in 2020; Mrs Abby Bent will be transferring to Evandale as a permanent teacher,   Miss Sherri Rainbow will be transferring to Scottsdale High School as a permanent AST, Miss Sarah Thompson our EAL teacher is transferring to Invermay Primary School. We are pleased to welcome to our school in 2020; Mrs Nicki Airey, transferring from Mowbray Heights Primary School will be teaching on the grade 5/6, Miss Angela Dykman, has been appointed as Acting AST and Literacy coach from East Launceston Primary School and Mrs Cat Marshall, has transferred from Ravenswood Primary School and will be working with us 2 days a week, one on 4/5 and the other in a prep class. 

Lastly, I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work this year, it has been an extremely busy but productive year.  We have achieved lots of fantastic results and outcomes for your children.  This couldn’t have happened without an innovative, enthusiastic and dedicated staff!  They now deserve a well-earned rest and safe holiday too.   

It is a pleasure working with you all!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and New Year filled with lots of joy and special times with family and friends, and look forward to welcoming most of you back in February, 2020.

Liz O'Donahue - Principal

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Sofia A              

I want to be remembered for reaching high expectations in all aspects of schooling, academically and physically.

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Isabella (Bella) A

I would like to be remembered for always being the ‘Best Me I can be’ in all subjects and always having a go.

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Daniel B

I want to be remembered as that one that was obsessed with coding.

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Eva B

I want to be remembered for being kind, caring and being the ‘Best Me I Can Be.’

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Mason D

I want to be remembered for always getting 2nd and 3rd but never giving up.

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Brodie F

I want to be remembered as being a great quarterback in our football games.

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Tiarna K

I would like to be remembered for leading the school with my best friends.

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Kie M

I want to be remembered for winning all the running races at the athletics carnival and cross countries.

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Finn M

I want to be remembered as the funny one with glasses who always wanted to try new things.

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Kalisha P

I wish to be remembered for being a kind and caring friend to others.

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Anders S

I wish to be remembered for trying hard at all academic aspects of school.

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Logan S

I want to be remembered as Mr Sutton’s ‘best’ student and always being a good sport.

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Jaeger T

I want to be remembered for my love of basketball.

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Ally W

I want to be remembered for being obsessed with sport.

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Olivia L

I want to be remembered for always being 100% myself even when it wasn’t easy and always being kind to others.

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Emily C

I want to be remembered for always being kind to others, being willing to be a part of things and always trying my very very best!

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Katelyn C

I want to be remembered for being patient and helpful towards others.

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Imogen M

I want to be remembered for being energetic and making others laugh.

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Alicia M

I want to be remembered for being brutally honest and making people laugh.

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Grace W

I want to be remembered for giving everything a go and showing good sportsmanship, even if I don’t win or get the result that I want.

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Poppy W

I want to be remembered for being kind to others and creative. 

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Grace B

I want to be remembered for speaking Japanese really well.

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Austin C

I want to be remembered for pushing through the hard times and being funny.

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Adam R

I want to be remembered for being a good friend and having good hair.

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Xavier B

I want to be remembered for being good at sport and being hilarious.

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Joby C

I want to be remembered for being tall and ‘story times’ in the library.

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Oscar M

I want to be remembered for always looking out for others and having a good sense of humour.

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Eirik B

I want to be remembered for being funny, a gamer and being good at cricket.

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Liam B

I want to be remembered for being a great friend to people and for my hilarious jokes.

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Cohen C

I want to be remembered for playing sport and having an identical twin brother.

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Jack F

I want to be remembered as a kind and helpful person that loved to play sport.

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Oliver F

I want to be remembered as a kind leader who loves dirt bike riding.

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Claudia L

I want to be remembered for being a friendly person and having a good knowledge of history.

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Alannah P

I want to be remembered for being a good friend and always being kind to others.

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Riley P

I want to be remembered for by a great outdoor leader and always helping others.

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Madison P

I want to be remembered for being kind, respectful, responsible and generally a good person.

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Connor R

I want to be remembered for being a great outdoor leader.

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Sristhi S

I want to be remembered for being a kind and responsible.

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Ruihan S

I want to be remembered for liking books and origami.

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Lochlan T

I want to be remembered as a funny student that was good at cricket.

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Oliver W

I want to be remembered as a funny, cheerful leader that loves mountain biking.

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Taylor P

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Congratulations to the following students who received awards on Tuesday evening:

Manning Award: Sofia A

Grade 6 Academic Achievement Award: Anders S

Grade 6 Academic Achievement Award: Poppy W

Grade 6 Personal Achievement Award: Connor R

Grade 6 Personal Achievement Award: Tiarna K

Grade 6 'all-rounder' Award: Oliver W

Young Leaders Award: Oliver F

Respectful Student Award: Grace W

NCN Art Award: Claudia L

UTAS Asian Language Japanese Award: Grace B

Noah King Friendship Award: Izzy S

QHS Student Leadership Board Bursary: Eirik B

Courage in all Aspects of Schooling Award: Olivia L

City Mission Community Service Award: Isabella A

Boy Sportsperson of the Year Award: Oliver F

Girl Sportsperson of the Year Award: Ally W

Grade 6 Music Award: Anders S

Congratulations to the following students on the 2020 Student Leadership Board:

Caitlin W

Georgie B

Oliver F

Kobe K

Sophie M

Poppi S

Alastair S

Barney W

The Student Assistance Scheme provides assistance for low income families towards the cost of levies.  STAS is provided through school & college resourcing rather than payment direct to families.

If you think you qualify for this assistance, forms are available from the school office and should be completed and returned as soon as possible.

Number of Dependent Children

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income Per Week #

$717

$825

$941

$1,063

$1,193

$1,337

$1,481

$1,631

Annual Parent Income #

$37,284

$41,652

$48,932

$55,276

$62,036

$69,524

$77,012

$84,812

If your child is turning 5 in 2020 or you know of someone who is, they are eligible to start Kindergarten in 2020. If you haven’t yet completed an Enrolment Form, they are available from our school office. 

The Department of Education also require us to be provided with original or certified copies of evidence of the following, as soon as possible so your child can attend these sessions

  1. The student’s identity – Birth certificate or Passport
  2. The identity of the enrolling parent/guardian – Drivers Licence
  3. The students residential address – lease agreement, telephone, utility account
  4. Immunisation records

Students attend school between the below dates in 2020

Term 1 - 5th February to 8th April

Term 2 - 27th April to 3rd July

Term 3 - 21st July to 25th September

Term 4 - 12th October to 17th December

Student Free Days

Tuesday, 4th February

Thursday, 9th April

Monday, 20th July

Friday, 30th October

Easter Break

10th April to 14th April

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The Department of State Growth wishes to notify schools of changes to general access bus services to take effect in the North of the state from 19 January 2020. Students using these services will therefore be affected from the start of the 2020 school year.

The changes form part of a state-wide review of bus services and follow a broad community consultation carried out from April to June 2019 where the community were invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes which have been informed by analysis of patronage, catchments, routes and times.

Under the changes, some school routes will be combined or removed which may impact the timing of services and mean that students need to change buses in the Launceston CBD. There are also some changes to the numbering of bus services, as well as some changes to where services drop off and depart in the Launceston CBD.

New bus timetables and more information about the CBD stop changes will become available at www.transport.tas.gov.au throughout the month of December, 2019.

Schools are encouraged to let students know about the upcoming changes through their regular channels including their newsletters and Facebook pages and to remind students to keep an eye out on the transport website in the lead up to the start of the 2020 school year.

Specifically the changes may affect:

Students living in Beauty Point, Beaconsfield, Exeter, Legana, Rowella, Riverside that use Manions’ Coaches:

  • Students should refer to the new timetables for confirmation of services that travel via Riverside and Newstead schools.

Students living in Scottsdale, Bridport, Lilydale that use Saintys North East Bus Service:

  • Students should refer to the new timetables for confirmation of services that travel to Newstead schools.
  • Students from these areas needing to travel to St Patrick’s College or Riverside schools will need to transfer in the Launceston CBD.

Students living in Cressy, Longford and Perth that use Tassielink services:

  • Students should refer to the new timetables for confirmation of services that travel to Riverside schools
  • Kings Meadows High School and Glen Dhu Primary School students that need to travel to Cressy in the afternoon can now complete that journey on the Jacks school bus

Students living in George Town and Low Head that use Lees Coaches (East Tamar bus lines):

  • Students should refer to the new timetables for confirmation of services that travel to Brooks High School, East Tamar Primary, Mowbray Heights Primary School and Launceston Church Grammar School Senior Campus
  • Students from Low Head going to St Patrick’s College, Launceston College, Newstead College, St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Scotch Oakburn College, Queechy High School, Prospect High School and Riverside High School will need to transfer in George Town to/from a student only service. George Town students travelling to these schools can travel direct on the student only service.

Students living in St Helens, St Marys and Avoca that use Calows Coaches:

  • Students should refer to the new timetables for confirmation of services that travel to Newstead schools, including school boarders.

Students should always check if there is a contracted school bus services which they can access to travel to school.

Student only services

Please be aware there are also some upcoming changes to non-Metro contracted school services. Notification of these changes will be via a separate process which will be communicated directly to schools.

Metro school buses

Changes will also be occurring for students that use Metro school buses in Launceston. For more information please visit www.metrotas.com.au/timetables/schools/

New Entertainment Memberships that our supporters know and love, will only be available via our App from next season onward. This means that Entertainment will no longer print the iconic Entertainment Book next year. However, our supporters will be able to keep using their current Book offers right up until 1 June 2020!

The 3 new memberships are now available.

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Students who are intending to play spring/summer sport may wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Ticket To Play initiative provides students whose parents/guardians/carers have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with a voucher of up to $100 to pay for registration/membership of an approved activity provider/sports club.

 

https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/ticket-to-play/about-ticket-to-play

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See the COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD situated in the walkway outside P-1A Millen classroom for all upcoming community events

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Piano lessons

Piano lessons available on Monday from 4.00pm-6.30pm and weekend from 10.00am-4.00pm. $30/30 min with the first trial free lesson.

I teach students of all ages starting from 4 years old. I also have an upright Piano at my house specifically for teaching. I have been teaching Piano for 17 years in studios, International schools and privately. Students will be able to learn performance skills, theory and aural training at the same time.

All lessons are designed to be fun and motivating for students to instil a love of music which can lead them to success. Please do not hesitate to contact me for the first trial lesson free.

Please contact 0477 665 951

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