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From Macquarie Fields to Michigan

Curran Public School, NSW

At Curran Public School, we have no intention of letting our students’ backgrounds limit their aspirations. We are so proud of our group of 12 Year 5 and 6 students who recently overcame the odds to be named the National Champions in their division in the Future Problem Solving Program, an international competition. Now we have been invited to compete against schools from around the world at the international finals in Michigan, USA, next June! We need your help to raise the funds that will get our team there.

Our school, a small school in the Macquarie Fields public housing estate of south-west Sydney, is the only NSW public school to win at this level of the Future Problem Solving Program and we did it in our first year of competing. With the slogan 'Kids Helping Kids', the team recognised a need to support young learners in their transition to Kindergarten. They designed, made and distributed an educational ‘care package’ to parents of children starting in Kindergarten next year, to equip the parents with the skills and resources to help support their child’s early learning.

To create a project that makes a difference to their community and then be able to present it in an international forum is an amazing achievement. The students have already gained so much from the new collaborative working, problem-solving and leadership skills they have learned. They will go to Michigan – most on their first trip overseas - knowing that their work benefits families and gives their wider Macquarie Fields community a sense of pride in its educational outcomes.

The Curran Public School community is doing all it can to assist in covering the costs. However we can’t do this on our own – the costs of airfares and accommodation for the US trip is just too prohibitive for the students’ families and the school budget. Please help us send our students and their coaches to represent Australia at the International Conference in Michigan next year. Your support will give our team and the Macquarie Fields community the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Curran Public School

Macquarie Fields, NSW

www.curranps.nsw.edu.au

At Curran Public School, we have no intention of letting our students’ backgrounds limit their aspirations. We are so proud of our group of 12 Year 5 and 6 students who recently overcame the odds to be named the National Champions in their division in the Future Problem Solving Program, an international competition. Now we have been invited to compete against schools from around the world at the international finals in Michigan, USA, next June! We need your help to raise the funds that will get our team there.

Our school, a small school in the Macquarie Fields public housing estate of south-west Sydney, is the only NSW public school to win at this level of the Future Problem Solving Program and we did it in our first year of competing. With the slogan 'Kids Helping Kids', the team recognised a need to support young learners in their transition to Kindergarten. They designed, made and distributed an educational ‘care package’ to parents of children starting in Kindergarten next year, to equip the parents with the skills and resources to help support their child’s early learning.

To create a project that makes a difference to their community and then be able to present it in an international forum is an amazing achievement. The students have already gained so much from the new collaborative working, problem-solving and leadership skills they have learned. They will go to Michigan – most on their first trip overseas - knowing that their work benefits families and gives their wider Macquarie Fields community a sense of pride in its educational outcomes.

The Curran Public School community is doing all it can to assist in covering the costs. However we can’t do this on our own – the costs of airfares and accommodation for the US trip is just too prohibitive for the students’ families and the school budget. Please help us send our students and their coaches to represent Australia at the International Conference in Michigan next year. Your support will give our team and the Macquarie Fields community the opportunity of a lifetime.

Curran Public School

Macquarie Fields,

www.curranps.nsw.edu.au