- 13 June 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The past week saw the Junior school students step up and set the pace [grow] on our campus. Congratulations to all the Prep – Year 2 students on their involvement at last Friday’s Athletics Carnival. It was wonderful to see the high levels of participation across a range of activities. Thank you to the many parents, caregivers, family members and friends who supported the students on the day. Thank you to the teaching and support staff for their role in leading the students through the various activities on the day. And finally, a huge thank you has to be extended to our PE teacher, Mr Lawrance, for preparing, inspiring and hosting an outstanding carnival for the students. We now look forward to the Senior School Athletics Carnival this Thursday [at school] and Friday [Apex Park, Caboolture].
Thank you to our Year 1 students for leading a very rich and practical School Sunday. I just loved the way they set up the “7 Stations of Creation” information booths, which those attending were able to visit, before inspiring us with their detailed understanding of each day of the creation, their singing and very heartfelt prayers for our world and its sustainability. The superb art work which was used to tell us more about each day will be on display in the Chapel over the coming fortnight, so that the rest of the school can gain a deeper appreciation and keep learning from it. As a wrap up to their School Sunday focus, the Year 1s will be visiting the St Paul’s Aged Care Village this week to share their wonderful talents and conversations with the local residents. Thank you to the Year 1 teaching team - Mrs Schrodter, Miss Male and Mrs Malcolmson – for all the preparations behind the scenes and support of the students which took place in the lead up to this event.
The teaching staff are currently working on getting their assessment cycles completed in readiness for the students’ Semester 1 reports. This year, instead of providing your reports to you in Week 10 of the term, Semester 1 reports will go home in the first week back next term. This has allowed the teachers to track the students’ assessment data late into the term rather than having to wrap up their assessment cycle part way through the term in readiness for report writing. Next week Friday, which is a pupil free day, will see the teachers proofing and editing report comments in readiness for next term.
Our annual Community Consultation Day will be held this coming Saturday from 9am – 12pm in the staffroom. The theme for this year’s event is “Come Grow with Us!” We look forward to hosting a number of our Year 6 student leaders, parents, School Council members and staff. Thank you to those student leaders and parents who have indicated that they will be attending this event. See you there!
Next week Monday a Uniform Committee, consisting of a number of parents, P&F members, a School Council member and school staff, will meet for the first time to look at proposed changes/additions to the current school uniform. Some factors which will need to be considered during these discussions are the school culture and history, practicality of wear and cost. Please be assured that any proposed changes and timelines will not take place without further feedback from the community. I look forward to working with this group over the coming months.
Student Achievements: Congratulations to Elliot and Amelia Bird on receiving 1st Place Prizes at the Caboolture Show on the weekend. Elliot received his 1st Place for building the Water Cycle with Lego, while Amelia achieved three 1st Places in Art drawing, Collage and in Paper Craft. Well done to both of you in being so highly creative which is a wonderful skill-set to be growing.
Have a safe week.
Yours in Christ