Latest School Announcements
A K-6 parent information session has been organised for next Monday 17th February 2014. The session will be held in our school hall from 5pm-6:30pm. The school’s staff will detail the current programs, outline our NAPLAN program for Years 3 and 5, discuss sport, the homework policy, support program, merit award system, excursions and interfaith activities.
The staff will issue parents with a Term One outline covering the Key Learning Areas for their class. The parents will then get the opportunity to discuss the finer details of the program of work with the individual class teacher.Read More >>
The children K-6 will engage in a series of Games and Sports every Friday throughout Term 1 with our Fit Ozzie Kidz team. The children will be involved in a series of aerobic exercises and modified sports.Read More >>
A K-6 parent information session has been organised for Monday 17th February 2014. The session will be held in our school hall from 5-6:30pm. The school’s staff will detail the current programs, outline our NAPLAN program for Years 3 and 5, discuss sport, the homework policy, support program, merit award system, excursions and interfaith activities, etc.
The staff will issue parents with a Term One Overview outlining the Key Learning Area content to be taught for their class. The parents will then get the opportunity to discuss the finer details of the program of work with the individual class teacher.Read More >>
The Arkana College staff and Parent Council would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, 6th of February (Week 2) to celebrate Mawlid An-Nabi; the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). A fun-filled day for the students has been organised, with the intention of remembering Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) throughout. The program shall commence 11:30am sharp, and all parents and families are welcome to come and celebrate this wonderful occasion. Children are to come to school dressed in Islamic clothing.Read More >>
The Kindergarten children begin schooling on Thursday 30th January 2014. Parents are reminded that they can pick their child up early for the first two weeks to ease the transition to school. Children that are fine are encouraged to stay for the entire day.Read More >>
The children on Years 1-6 begin their 2014 school year on Wednesday 29th January 2014. We hope the children had a safe and enjoyable holiday and are ready for bigger and better 2014.Read More >>
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 >>