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  • UPCOMING ITEMS

    Thurs - Mar 29: Easter Activities—P & C Easter Raffle—Easter Service

    Fri - Mar 30: PUBLIC HOLIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Mon - Apr 2: PUBLIC HOLIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Thurs - Apr 5: Norah Head Lighthouse Excursion

    Fri - Apr 6: Obstaschool notes and money DUE TODAY

    Tue - Apr 10: Koori Choir Presentation

    Thurs - Apr 12: Obstaschool Fundraiser - **Please remember to have your notes and money in by the return date (Friday 6 April 2018) to avoid missing out on any of the activities. Fri - Apr 13: STAR Reward Day and KVPS ANZAC Day Ceremony

          www.killarneyvale.ps.educa on.nsw.gov.au                 www.facebook.com/killarneyvaleps/ 

    28th March 2018 - Term 1 Week 9 

    Class Re-structuring Earlier in the term, we reached the student numbers to form an 18th mainstream class. The executive team in consultation with classroom teachers have been formulating plans to create our 18th mainstream class which will hopefully begin in Term 2. We decided not to form the class straight away, due to being mid-term and no rooms being available. I am currently working with the department to secure a demountable for our school grounds. We will attempt to make the transition as smooth as possible and we will inform parents if any class changes need to occur for your child/ren. Currently we have classes in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 that are at capacity. During this time, it is advised that high levels of communication be issued and that parents need to be assured that as a school we make decisions based on the best possible outcomes for our students to succeed. We take into account: academic, social, emotional wellbeing and class dynamics when making suggestions for students changing classes. As a school we will do our best to accommodate all students, but parents need to be reminded, that all of our decisions are made with the students best interest in mind. We want all of our children to succeed.

    Easter Egglympics This Thursday all students K-6 will be participating in the Easter Egglympics. All classes will come out in stage groups at their specified timeslot to participate in a variety of eight fun activities that Mrs Britten has planned. Students will test their skills in the ‘Egg and Spoon Relay’, ‘Rescue the Egg Relay’ ‘Egg Bowls” and ‘The Secret Egg’ to name a few. These activities are designed for students to have some fun, develop some new strategies and demonstrate their STAR behaviours.

  • KVPS and KVP&C Present: Obstaschool Olympics Obstaschool is coming to KVPS…

    **Please remember to have your notes and money in by the return date (Friday 6 April 2018) to avoid missing out on any of the activities.

    *The picture attached is an example of the Obstaschool Olympic course.

    Check out the Obstacool website for more information - https://www.obstacool.com.au/

    Parking in and around the school

    Please be mindful when parking around the school. We are currently receiving multiple calls a week from community members about cars being parked illegally in front of and in neighbours driveways and people not obeying the stop and drop zone guidelines as stated on

    the council parking signs. Student safety is paramount at KVPS and we are asking all community members to reflect on their drop off and collection routines. We also remind community members that we have two car parks behind the school adjacent to the ovals that can be a great spot for drop off and collection. We also have a community banner on our school fence near the crossing on Henricks Road that outlines the various council parking signs around the school. We need to work together as part of a large community. We understand that drop off and collection times can be a stressful period, but we ask our community, to be mindful when parking around the school. We appreciate your support in this matter.

    Administration Office Hours We have recently been receiving multiple phone calls well before and after school hours. We try to answer all incoming calls to offer a high level of quality service, but due to professional learning and staff meetings, team members are usually not able to answer phone calls outside of normal operating hours. Please be reminded our office hours are between 8:30am and 3:30pm. Outside of these hours, please feel free to send an email through to our school email account: killarneyv-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

    Quality work with Mr Moxon This week I have had a variety of quality work samples visit my office. Students from 5/6B came down to show me their writing samples discussing Human Rights, mathematics looking at decimals, fractions and percentages and some sensational art work samples. It was great to listen to my senior students talk about the lesson objectives and the intended outcomes from the lessons that they had been engaged with. Well done Stage 3. I also heard some wonderful news that one of our school leaders, who will rename nameless, found $10 in the playground and handed it in directly to the office in the hope that it could be returned to its rightful owner. It was, a great ending to a great story. In conclusion, I would also like to thank and recognise the many parents and students who attended our term 1 Aboriginal Education group afternoon session in the K/2 Science Room. Have a great week Killarney Vale!

    Mr Moxon

  • Head lice The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes of people. Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp. Head lice are not known to spread disease. Head lice are most common among primary school aged children and are spread by direct contact with the hair of the infested individual. Head lice are rarely transferred through clothing, hats, furniture or bedding. Biology Head lice are small wingless insects that live on human head or hair. They are common, particularly in children. They are very well adapted to grasp human hair shaft. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head to head contact. Head lice feed on human blood, several times a day. A head lice infestation is not the result of dirty hair or poor hygiene and it can effect all types of hair irrespective of its condition or length. Head lice effects only humans and cannot be passed on to animals. Female head louse lays eggs close to the scalp on the hair shaft. Eggs hatch after 5-7days leaving empty egg shells (nits) glued to the hair shaft. These eggshells are more noticeable as hair grows and carry them away from the scalp. Nymphs that emerge from egg shells take 7-8 days to grow to adult sized lice. They may take another 7 days to start breeding and hence it is important to remove them to stop them spreading. Do head lice cause illness or disease? Head lice do not transmit disease causing micro-organisms. However, they can cause irritation, resulting in itchiness. Sometimes, itchiness and subsequent scratching of the scalp can increase the risk of secondary infection. How do you catch head lice? Head lice cannot jump or fly from person to person. They are usually spread by head to head contact. Primary school-aged children, particularly girls are at greatest risk of exposure to head lice. Studies show that lice are rarely transferred through clothing, hats, furniture or bedding. Lice or eggs may be attached to strands of hair left on pillows, bedding or furniture, but this is uncommon. Treatment Head lice are only found on the human head or hair. Head lice do not live on furniture, hats, bedding, carpet or anywhere else in the environment. Treating anything other than the human head does not eradicate head lice. There are two main treatment options to remove head lice: Mechanical removal or 'comb and conditioner' method What you need for this method:  Normal comb to detangle hair prior to using metal lice comb  Fine toothed metal lice comb (available from your local chemist or online)  Conditioner - buy a cheap brand as you will be needing a lot of it, and preferably one that is white to make spotting the lice easier  White paper towel Mechanical removal involves applying conditioner to dry hair. Cover all of the hair with conditioner, detangle hair with normal comb and separate into sections. Then, using a fine long toothed metal lice comb, comb through the hair in sections. The conditioner does not kill lice but stuns them for about 20 minutes enabling easier removal. The long toothed metal comb will remove nits and the stunned head lice. Wipe the comb on a white tissue and check for any lice or nits. Keep combing until no more appear on the tissue. This method should be done every second or third day until no nits and lice remain, usually about 7 to 10 days. Chemical removal What you need for this method:  Normal comb to detangle hair prior to using metal lice comb  Chemical treatment containing synthetic or natural insecticides that kill head lice (talk to your local pharmacist to identify the treatments containing insecticides)

  • Head lice - continued  Fine toothed metal lice comb (available from your local chemist or online)  White paper towel If you choose to use a chemical treatment, remember to follow the instructions carefully. You will also need to comb through the hair to ensure the treatment is working. If you find dead lice it means the product has worked