Saturday, September 24, 2011

Make your child's day.

Lunch box letters of encouragement to pop into your kids lunch box!! (from Bill Zimmerman) 
There are many other valuable treasure to explore @ Bill'z Treasure Chest

I am sure you can think of a few other letters to create that would put a
big smile on your child's dial!!

Kids' who read, succeed!!! Cheers :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Better Start for Children with Disabilities

[Better Start for Children with Disabilities] This package was announced in the last budget and came into effect on July 1. Similar to the Helping Children with Autism package, but encompasses a wider range of disabilities. The bulk of the package is for kids aged 6 and under, but there are some offerings for kids up to 13.

Children with one of the listed disabilities will also be able to access new Medicare items under the Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative.
The Better Start initiative includes the following components:
  • Funding for early intervention services and treatments for eligible children
  • Additional assistance for eligible children who live in outer-regional, rural or remote locations to help with the costs of accessing services
  • A Medicare item for the development of a treatment and management plan for eligible children up to the age of 13
  • Medicare items for up to four allied health diagnostic services, the results of which contribute to the development of the treatment and management plan, and
  • Medicare items for up to 20 relevant allied health services in total for each eligible child up to the age of 15 provided the treatment and management plan is in place before the age of 13.

What other services are available for children with disabilities and their parents or carers?

To register a child for the Better Start early intervention funding parents and carers must call the RIS on             1800 242 636      .

Keep collecting your Woolworths points!!

Extended to October 18.....Keep collecting....

When you shop in store at Woolworths the points    automatically appear on your shopping dockets, so all you need to do is bring those dockets to school.

The more points you bring in, the more we can redeem from a choice of more than 7,000 educational resources including library books, classroom equipment, art & crafts materials and much, much more!

Help Woolies to help our school. Collect as many Earn & Learn points as you can!

Did you know that now you can also collect Earn & Learn points for your local school just by placing an order with Woolworths online? My Woolies is helping my school
To ensure that Sandy Beach Public School gets your points:

Simply email Woolworths Online Customer service at your nominated school name and suburb today with subject: "Earn and Learn with Woolworths online", and Woolworths will add the points to your nominated schools tally at the end of campaign.So, what are you waiting for? Instore or online shopping creates points for the school to use so we can redeem educational resources including library books, classroom equipment, art & crafts materials and more!
Kids' who read, succeed!!! Cheers :-)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mum, here is a message for your kids.

Kids' who read, succeed!!! Cheers :-)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Are you willing to help save our children from injury?

Please consider helping by becoming a bus seat belt advocate-
Our kids deserve to be safe!!
RE: Submissions due by Friday 23rd September to School Bus Safety Community Advisory Committee

Thousands of children are being hurt, maimed and sometimes killed, simply because they don't have a lap/sash or 3-point seat belt on their school bus - even when travelling on high speed, high risk roads and highways.

Safety is a high priority these days and we know seat belts save lives, so to prevent injuries and deaths on our roads, children on buses must be able to buckle up too.

Please see the attached fact sheet & web links below to help with your submission: (this has list of ideas to include in your submission)
In part from the Media Release:
“We want our recommendations to the Government to be practical and to be drawn from feedback we receive from the community.
The closing date for submissions is 23 September 2011.
All submissions will be published unless there is a request from the author that they remain confidential.
Submissions can be submitted via email to: or mailed to:
Carolyn Walsh
Independent Chair
School Bus Safety Community Advisory Committee
C/- Department of Transport
PO Box K659
Further information about the Committee and information about making a submission
can be obtained from the Committee Secretariat on (02) 9689 8838.
More information is also available at:"
Submissions don't need to be lengthy - the more submissions about the need for seat belts, the better chance we have of success.
If you'd like any help or have questions, just ring me.
Thanks for your help.
Regards, Glenda
Glenda Staniford
Belt Up for Safety (B.U.S.) Action Group
F1468 Princes Highway, Termeil NSW 2539
02 4457 1124