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Dear Parents/Carers Tomorrow, Cliff Dykes Photography will be at school to take our 2014 school photos of all our children. The photos will commence as soon as the morning bell for classes goes so it is important that all children are at school on time on Thursday. For our school photos, all students need to be in full school SUMMER uniform. If your child’s class has P.E., they will need to bring their sports uniform to change into after their photos are taken. For children who are away on this day, Cliff normally comes back a week or so later to take catch-up individual photos. Photos envelopes have already been sent home and these are to be brought to school on Thursday and handed directly to the photographers. Boys Cricket

The carnival was held on Thursday, 20th February at the Cowra Aquatic Centre participation was high. The majority of students were able to find some way of contributing to their house by participating in races, swim through, 25m events or novelties.

Wednesday, 5th March 2014 37.53 in the Butterfly. records were set in 2011.


Hugh Gillham also broke a school record. 

11yrs 50m 39.57.



Hugh broke his brother Ben’s Prizes and ribbons were given out record of 41.03 set in 2012. for place getters in races, for the Well done best dressed and for those with the best mascot. District Swimming Carnvial A big shout out to students from Congratulations to the following Cowra High School who so ably children who swam at the District assisted with timekeeping duties. Carnival on Monday, 24th February 2014: Thank you to Kerry and the staff of the pool who maintain such a Kate Rowston, Jayde Robbins, high level of water quality and M a c k e n z i e C r o o k , L a h r a Chilstone, Keira Buckley, Jada general cleanliness. Age Champions on the day Buchan, Zoe Browne, Chelsea were: Apps, Bailey Beale, Bailey Jnr Boys: Jacob Haeata & Callaghan, Sam Dun, Patrick Dun, Hugh Gillham, Tyler Francis, Jacob Zac Olbourne Haeata, Kara Hinderager, Charlie Jeffries, Bobby Jeffries and Tristian Jnr Girl: Zoe Browne Reid. 11 yrs Boy: Hugh Gillham Many of the students swam 11 yrs Girl: Jayde Robbins personal best times at this meet. Snr Boy: Tyler Francis Age Champions at District Snr Girl: Chelsea Apps were: Chelsea Apps : Snr Girl

Last Friday, our boys cricket team played in the first round of the State P.S.S.A. Knockout against Grenfell Public School. On a rather grey and overcast day our boys played really well and came a w a y w i t h a f i n e w i n . Winning House: Kendall Congratulations to Mr Ryan and all our cricketers. The boys now Records Broken: move on to the second round that will be played later this term. Chelsea Apps had a great day, breaking two school records. Swimming Carnival  12 yrs 50m Free in 32.72 Congratulations to all students of 12 yrs 50m Butterfly in Mulyan Public School who all  36.72 enjoyed an excellent day of swimming at their annual Chelsea broke Josie Gillham’s swimming carnival. records of 33.13 in the Free and

Hugh Gillham: 11yrs Boy Fourteen students from Mulyan who swam at the District Carnival gained selection to go on to the Western Carnival to be held in Dubbo on Friday, 7th March. The students are: Chelsea Apps, Zoe Browne, Jada Buchan, Bailey Cal l aghan, Mackenzie Crook, Patrick Dun, Sam Dun, Tyler Francis, Hugh

Gillham, Jacob Haeata, Kara in the area of parental education Hinderager, Bobby Jeffries, and occupation. Charlie Jeffries and Zac Olbourne. Festival of International Congratulations to these students Understanding and good luck. This year’s Festival of Clear Up School’s Day International Understanding will Our clean up day was due to be take place in the week of the 10th held last Friday, 28th February but March to the 15th March. Once unfortunately, due to the poor again, our school will have a weather, we were unable to do presence at the Festival with this. We held it on Monday this window displays in shops and week and cleaned up our along Kendal Street. Thank you playground ready for our photos. to Collins Shoe Store and One thing that was noted was the Dynamic Travel Group for number of uneaten sandwiches allowing us to put up our display left behind by children. For some in their windows. We will also be reason, whether it be the children part of the Festival Parade in a weren’t hungry, they didn’t like combined float with Cowra High the filling or they were just too and Cowra Public School. As this excited to eat, a lot of food is year’s ‘country’ is The United being wasted. Please ask your Nations, it seems like an ideal child what they would like on time to unite our schools in this their sandwich to try and parade. A note was sent home last week and we hope that many minimise this waste. of our students are able to join us. Family Information With this newsletter, please find enclosed a blank family information form. We would like you to fill this form out and return to the school office. This information is needed to update our records and it is especially important at the moment as our funding is being determined on this information. To help us maximise this funding, we need accurate information, particularly

Tennis Good luck to our tennis team who will take on Parkes East in the first round of the PSSA Knockout tomorrow here in Cowra. I know that the team: Ethan Funnell, Eden Hoy, Ellie Hampton & Ava Spratt will be great ambassadors for our school.

the cost of their child’s education. At our school, this has been set at $46 per child or $50 per family. This contribution helps to cover the cost of books, paper and other stationery items used by each student in class. The fees can also be paid on a term basis if this is more convenient. A reminder would then be sent home at the start of each term. School Staff Car Parks There is some concern about the number of parents/carers using the car parks and access road to pick up & drop students off. This is a real safety issue for us and our students. The two car parks are for staff parking only & deliveries for our school. Please do not use these areas as the students, especially the younger ones do not look for cars while they cross to get to the office or playgrounds. Please park your vehicle in either Myall Street or Lachlan Street. Raffle - Anti: Bullying

With this newsletter is a small booklet of raffle tickets which we have been asked to sell on behalf of the organisation that is bringing ‘Angels Goal’ to Cowra. This Voluntary ContributionsEach group delivers a an anti bullying year the school asks families to message to school students. pay a small contribution towards There are great prizes on offer.

Canteen News 


The canteen is really rocking along. The BWT Club is taking off (we even had pancakes serviced on Tuesday!) A huge thank you to Royces, Tivoli, Woolworths, Coles & Aldi who have all supported the canteen generally ,the BWT Club in particular. Year 6 canteen monitors are working really hard at recess and lunchtime. Some of the skills & procedures they are mastering include: Food Safety, OH&S, teamwork and problem solving. Well done you are all Canteen Champions!

Book club Bookclub orders are due back at school by 1Friday,4th March.

Please return all raffle tickets (sold or unsold) with money to school by Friday, 14th May. All funds raised from the raffle and the charity dinner will be used to bring ‘Angels Goal’ to Cowra to work with

Book Fair theme: Reading OASIS: A Cool Place to Discover Hot books! When: Where: Times:

7th to 12th March Library before school, 2nd half lunch & after school

Junior Golf - Sunday Mornings Steve Cains, Cowra Golf Club's Resident PGA Golf Professional conducts great fun Junior Golf sessions each Sunday morning. The sessions cover learning and practice of all aspects of the great game of golf and include substantial actual play on the course. If you want to have great fun, meet new friends, enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful Cowra Golf Course while learning a skill for life, please contact the Cowra Golf Shop on 6342 1211 for further information. Day/ time: Sundays 9:00am until 10:30am. Place: the Cowra Golf Club. Cost: $5 per session.

Primary Swimming Carnival

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