Bellingen Public School

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Telephone02 6655 1147

Emailbellingen-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Upcoming events

Wednesday

19

June

Great Aussie Bush Camp Year 5 Excursion

Date

19-21 June

Time

All day

Location
Great Aussie Bush Camp, Tea Gardens

This year, all Year 5 students will attend an excursion to The Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens from Wednesday, 19th June, to Friday, 21st June 2024. They will be participating in a 3-day Outdoor Education program. A visit to the Great Aussie Bush Camp is an opportunity for students to learn new skills, develop closer relationships with peers, and be provided with new and exciting experiences that improve their resilience and self-esteem. Students will be participating in a variety of outdoor activities from the following categories: heights, aquatic, bush, and recreation. The estimated cost of this excursion is $390.00, although this initial cost may change once numbers have been confirmed. This price covers transport to and from the venue, instructors, accommodation, and all food, apart from lunch on Wednesday. If you wish your child to attend, please complete the expression of interest and return it with a $50 non-refundable deposit by Friday, 23rd February 2024. The final payment is due Friday, 31st May 2024. To assist families with the cost of the excursion, an application for school assistance can be made via an appointment with the Principal. Please contact the office to arrange. Periodic payments can be made throughout the year to assist families with budgeting.

Thursday

20

June

K - 2 Sports Day

Date

20 June

Time

9:30-11:00 AM

Location
Bellingen Public School

The K - 2 Sports Day will be held at Bellingen Public School, Thursday 20th June during the morning session. Parents are invited to attend. See the attached note and flyer for more details.

Thursday

15

August

Festival of Choral Music

Date

15 August

Time

All day

Location
Sydney Opera House

Our Opera House Choir has been rehearsing to take part in the Festival of Choral Music 2024, to be held at the Sydney Opera House. This is a Public Schools initiative and involves around 28,000 lucky children from around NSW. There are four concerts in the festival, and we will perform in the Barangaroo Concert on Wednesday August 15th, in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. The excursion has the support of our principal and will be an amazing experience to savour for life. We will travel to Sydney as a group and will be staying at the Ibis Budget Sydney East in Darlinghurst. Activities have been organised during our stay in Sydney – please see pricing information for more details. Parents are welcome to attend the concert on Wednesday 14th August at 6:30pm. To confirm your child’s attendance on this excursion, please pay a non-refundable deposit of $50 and return the permission note on the attached page. You will also need to return the permission note and payment for a local school’s cluster rehearsal at Boambee Public School on Tuesday 11th June. Please see the next page for information about the cluster rehearsal. The estimated cost of the Opera House excursion is $338 per student. Permission note and payment details can be found on School Bytes.

Tuesday

10

September

Year 4 Yarra Adventure Park Camp

Date

10-12 September

Time

All day

Location
Yarra Adventure Park Camp, 366 Grassy Head Rd, Grassy Head

This year, all Year 4 students will attend an excursion to Yarra Adventure Park at Grassy Head from Tuesday 10th September, to Thursday 12th September 2024 (Week 8 Term 3). They will be participating in a 3-day Outdoor Adventure Education program. The excursion involves staying for two nights at the park and participating in a variety of adventure activities that provide a fun and challenging experience for students. It provides the opportunity for them to learn new skills, foster collaboration and build trust with their peers. The estimated cost of this excursion is $358.00, although this initial cost may change once numbers have been confirmed. This price covers transport to and from the venue, instructors, accommodation, and all food, apart from morning tea on Tuesday. An information session for families will be held in Term 3. If you wish your child to attend, please complete the expression of interest and return it with a $50 non-refundable deposit by Thursday 11th April 2024. The final payment is due Friday 9th August 2024. See attached note for further details.

Monday

25

November

Year 6 Canberra Excursion

Date

25-29 November

Time

All day

Location
Canberra

Planning for the Year 6 major excursion to Canberra in Term 4 Week 7 (November 25th-29th) is well underway. This year the estimated cost of the excursion will be $613. This will vary according to the number of students attending. Families are welcome to apply for student assistance to meet a proportion of the costs. Please contact the school office for more information. The school applies for the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER). The rebate of $45 has been applied to the cost estimate. Bookings for accommodation have already been made so you are asked to reserve a place for your child by filling in and returning the Expression of Interest note below by Friday 31st May. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required. Unfortunately, no expression of interest can be accepted without payment.