Wyoming Public School

Opportunity, Achievement, Community

Telephone02 4325 2181

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

Other programs

Home reading program

Students are encouraged to read at home through a variety of measures.

Every student receives nine brand new books each year from Scholastic Australia in a program called Books In Homes – what great generosity and innovation! See below for more information.

Our Library Information Centre also runs Scholastic Book Fairs twice a year where students can buy great extra reading material for lots of reading at home. The Book Fairs enable us to get 35% free books in commission which means plenty of new books to borrow for home reading.

Students also receive a ‘Reading Log' to keep track of their reading at home and have their parent/carer sign off each night of reading. At 25, 50, 75, 100, 125....300 nights they qualify for awards which can be used in the School Awards Program. Younger students can take specifically levelled books home each night to read with their parents/carers, relatives or friends.

The emphasis is on students reading for enjoyment and spending quality time with their parents/carers friends or relatives

We would like to thank the many parent/carer helpers who check student reading logs and ensure this program is a success.

Books In homes programme - 'Empowering Kids, Literally'

What a fabulous idea! Our school is very proud to be part of this wonderful program which gives each of our students 9 new books every year.

Every student receives a colourful book catalogue which outlines the books on offer. The students choose their own books from a selection of 48 titles provided by Scholastic Australia. Each child selects 3 books in Terms 1, 2 and 4 to add to their ‘home library'.

Our ‘Book Giving Assemblies' are always great fun with lots of enthusiastic, smiling and happily reading kids. To make it even more memorable for our students, special guest authors, sports people, illustrators and community leaders attend our assembly to speak with students and present the books.

We certainly hope that the 'Books In Homes' programme continues to prosper as our whole school community think this program is wonderful!

Crunch & Sip

Crunch & Sip is a set break to eat fresh fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Everyday at 10:00am the school bell rings to signal the Crunch & Sip break has begun. Students 're-fuel' with one serving of fruit or vegetables during the break to assist their physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring in fruit or vegetables that are quick and easy to eat. Pre-cutting or peeling is helpful especially for younger students. Students can also have a drink of water from the bubbler or their drink bottle at this time.