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The last day of the 2013 school year is Friday 13th December 2013. We wish all the children and their families a safe and enjoyable holiday.Read More >>
Parents and families are invited to attend the end of year 3-6 Presentation Night. Come along and enjoy the presentations and Powerpoints showcasing the talents of our students. We also have a myriad of trophies to be presented to our students. The Presentation Night will be held in the school hall from 5pm.Read More >>
Parents and families are invited to attend the end of year K-2 Presentation Night. Come along and enjoy the presentations and Powerpoints showcasing the talents of our students. We also have a myriad of trophies to be presented to our students. The Presentation Night will be held in the school hall from 5pm.Read More >>
The time has come to farewell your childs primary school years, and as part of that celebration, the Year 6 children will have their Graduation Dinner. The dinner will include a graduation ceremony, Thai cuisine, farewell video presentation and cake.
Place: The House of Thai
Address: Shop 2| 465-469 Chapel Rd, Bankstown
Date: Wednesday 11th December 2013
Mr Ali Kourouche has organised our annual end of year ‘Aquatic Fun Day’. The children will be engaged in a myriad of indoor sports and swimming. A day full of fun for all the children K-6. Parents are invited to attend and accompany their children. The Parent Council are also looking into lunch options for the children.Read More >>
The children on Year 6 will have their ‘BIG DAY OUT’ at MovieWorld on the Gold Coast. The children will get that early Jetstar flight out from Sydney, visit Surfers Paradise and Movieworld. A day full of fun and adventure. The children will then catch the last Jetstar flight back into Sydney and arrive at 10pm.
Remember to be at the airport no later than 0610 for the morning flight. Students that are late will forfeit their flight.Read More >>
The children will participate in their final Interfaith session for 2013 with the students from Mount Sinai College. The children will be involved in a series of indoor sports games and swimming before ending the day with program reflections.Read More >>
The children on Years 5 and 6 will have their annual camp. This year, the children will visit the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Myuna Bay Centre, north of Sydney for 2 nights/3days.Read More >>
More than 190 students from Arkana College are picking up their skipping ropes on Wednesday 13th November to raise funds for the Heart Foundation through this years Jump Rope for Heart program.
Arkana College will be joining hundreds of schools across the country in Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart, the largest and most recognised fundraising and physical activity program for young people in Australia.
Sports uniform is to be worn.Read More >>
The school will be closed on the 11th November 2013. The tetachers will have professional development. They will be looking into the New National English Curriculum further.Read More >>
Year 6 students will be holding their final fundraiser on Tuesday,12th November 2013 (Week 6, day after Pupil Free day). Money raised will be going towards finalising payments for the end of year celebratory events. Year 6 need your help!
You can take part by ordering our special “Halal Fish Burger Lunch Deal”, catered by Oceans Fresh Seafood Rockdale this Tuesday 12th, November. Combo drink + fish burger $5.00, fish burger only $4.00.
Additionally, Year 6 will also be selling a variety of creative snacks on the day, such as, frozen yoghurt, cupcakes, cookies, ice-blocks, refreshing fruits and other special treats, prices ranging from 50c to $2.00.
Please return lunch orders with note and money to the classroom teacher by Friday 8th November. Alternatively, you may prefer to order via sms, please contact either, Mrs Boussi or Mrs Deeb. LATE ORDERS MAY BE SUBMITTED VIA SMS OVER THE WEEKEND OR ALTERNATIVELY HANDED IN ON TUESDAY MORNING.
A reminder that THE CANTEEN WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 12th, November DURING both RECESS and LUNCHTIME.Read More >>
The Arkana Bushfire Appeal will commence on Monday 4th November, to Friday, 8th November, 2013. In week 5, the Arkanateen, with the help of teachers and many parents, will be involved in making this week successful and super spectacular for our children too. Each day will be themed and the activities and food will be centred around that theme. For example – sports day will consist of a handball competition and a basketball competition and will have fresh fruit salad for sale as a treat. All activities and competitions will range in price from $1.00 – $2.00 for entry. A schedule of events will be posted around the school and handed out to all parents closer to the date. Activities will be run during lunchtime only.
The P&C will be running the canteen on Tuesday 12th November to Friday 15th November (week 6), with all of the monies raised from the lunches sold from Wednesday through to Friday, going to 3 schools in the Blue Mountains. The three schools are Ellison Public School, Winmalmee Public School and Winmalmee High School. Money will be going towards a school trust fund that will pay for school necessities such as equipment/resources, fees and clothing, for children that have been effected by the bushfires.
Wednesday 13th November – Large cheese or meat pockets $2.50, Orange or apple juice $1.00, fruit and vegetable cups 50c to $1.50, ice cream, popcorn and other snacks ranging from 50c to $2.00.
Thursday 14th November – Spider cups $1.50, fruit and vegetable cups 50c to $1.00.
Friday 15th November -Pasta (PREORDER ONLY), cakes 50c to $1.00, fruit or vegetable cups 50c to $1.00.
Year 5 and 6 students will have the opportunity to be involved in the “Dragon Tag Gala Day” event. Dragon Tag is a very popular Summer recreational game using modified rugby league rules and tags making it a friendly and fun pastime for all students. Dragons Community and ARLD combine to assist schools and districts in the preparation, development and implementation of Dragon Tag gala days, school sport and interschool sport. The event is being held at Carss Park Oval.Read More >>
Location: Arkana College
Description: Year 5 and 6 will be involved in a training session, at school, conducted by Dragon’s officals. This will prepare students for the upcoming Gala Day event on Tuesday 29th October, 2013, held at Carss Park.
Start Time: 11:30
End Time: 12:30
The Year 5 and 6 students will attend a 1-Day Canberra Educational Tour on Monday 4th November 2013. The purpose of the excursion is to consolidate the
Civics and Citizenship component of the H.S.I.E curriculum, as well as the Science and Technology, design and investigate processes
Students in Years 5 & 6 will have the opportunity to visit:
- Parliament House, including taking a guided educational tour, and wherever possible, participating in a Parliamentary Education Office Program, as well as meeting their local Member/Senator;
- Old Parliament House (including undertaking an education program at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House);
- The Australian War Memorial and
- Questacon Science and Technology Centre
TheStudents are required to be at school no later than 5:30am. Students will return to school at approximately 7:30pm. All parents/guardians are advised to be waiting, ready to pick up their child prior to 7:30pm.
Students are to be in full school uniform. They are required to pack a small bag with a bottle of water, hat, recess, lunch and additional healthy snacks for the day. Students may have the opportunity to buy a snack during a brief comfort stop on our way to and from Canberra, permitting there is time.
An excursion has been organised for the Stage 1 students to visit “The Rouse Hill House & Farm”. The excursion will complement HSIE units of work studied across both classes this year, by gaining a real insight into life of school in the past, and looking at shelters used in a different era.
Details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 30th October, 2013
Travel: By bus
Bring: Food, drinks (water bottle) for recess and lunch placed in plastic bags or a small backpack. Please do not send kids with their school bag. Do not send any spending money.
Wear: FULL SPORTS UNIFORM, sunscreen and a school hat. Only bring raincoat if wet weather.
Depart: 9:00am sharp from school (please be at school by 8:30 am)
Return: 2:30 pm to school.
The Kindergarten students of 2014 and their parents are invited to attend Orientation Day on the 31st October. It will be an opportunity for the students to be introduced to the Principal, current Kindergarten teacher and Arabic and Quran staff.
This opportunity will also allow parents to be briefed on the history and the daily running of the school, as well as shown the uniform attire . The current Kindergarten teacher will address parents in relation to preparation for school and be given an overview of curriculum areas that are covered.
The pre-kindy children will have the opportunity to complete some relevant learning tasks in Literacy and Numeracy, as well as meet their buddies (Year 6 students of 2014). Families will be given Information Packs with a variety of materials to allow for a smooth transition into the Arkana community for 2014.Read More >>
The Day of Arafat is an important event which falls during the Islamic month of Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. To mark this day, we will have our own Arafat Day. The children will come to school dressed in their white abayas (ihram). Celebrations will begin at 2pm. Students will be participating in 3 rituals of Hajj- Safa and Marwa , rotation of the Ka’ba and Jamarat.Read More >>
The school will be closed for two days for Eid Al Adha on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October 2013.Read More >>
Zaky will be visiting the K-4 students at Arkana College on Friday, 11th October, 2013. The students will also be watching a screening of ‘The Story of Yunus (AS)’ before being given a small gift from Zaky himself.Read More >>