PDHPE syllabus and an overview of the PSSA program
At the P&C General Meeting on 20 June, we discussed the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus and an overview of the Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) program. You can access the information presented here. Please note this is a general overview and that the syllabus and PSSA arrangements change as required.
Ethics Coordinator: We are looking for a parent or carer to step into the Ethics Coordinator role- someone who can manage and recruit our Ethics Trainers.
Ethics Trainers: We then also need volunteers to be our Ethics trainers- parents, carers, grandparents, other family members. All training is provided and a Working With Children Check is required. Get in touch to find out more.
Did you know that you can help fundraise for us at Rebel Sport?
Did you know that Randwick Public School is part of the Rebel Sport Community Giveback scheme? All you need to do is, next time you're in Rebel, buying some sports equipment for your fast-growing kids, ask to set up a Rebel Active account and link it to Randwick Public School. It doesn't cost anything and the P&C gets points equivalent to 5% of everything you spend in Rebel. We can spend on raffle prizes and school equipment.
Art Fundraiser Committee
This year we are running an Art Fundraiser and we are looking for a small group of parents/carers to manage it with the support of our wonderful Fundraising expert Dimity. It would be a good fun thing to do with your parent/carer buddy or a great way to meet someone new and give back to the school. Get in touch to find out more.
Teacher Strike on Tuesday 7 December
Dear Randwick Public School Parents and Carers,
The NSW Teachers Federation has voted unanimously in favour of a Teachers Strike to occur on Tuesday the 7th of December.
Gallop Inquiry findings recommended major changes to the working conditions for NSW teachers.
Growing expectations and diminished pay in comparison to other professions are fueling significant staff shortages. This impacts the recruitment and retention of the best people for our kids. These shortages are projected to hit a crisis point within 5 years.
“The time teachers have each week outside the classroom has not increased since the 1980’s” (John Dixon, General Secretary, NSWTF). Given the significant workload increases of digital technology, reporting, and governance, this does not support our teachers to be their best selves for our children. Increasing workloads and decreasing work-life balance need to be addressed.
The P&C want to express our full support to our Principal and Teachers. We stand together with you and your profession as you navigate the upcoming strike action.
The strike was announced on 26 November. Teachers may be considering how they can support their profession, and in support of those teachers ‘of our teachers’ you can find out more here. As we await further information, parents and carers may like to think about plans for children on the 7th of December 2021.