St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Term 3 Week 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The current school value is Appreciation. This week’s devotion was shared by Mrs Jacquie Delroy with the staff yesterday morning. What a powerful way to begin the week. We do, in our busy lives, take so much for granted and forget to say thank you along the way. Who will you be showing your appreciation to this week?

Congratulations to our Senior School Athletics Team on their outstanding participation at last week’s Inter-Lutheran Carnival. One of the many highlights was Oyin O breaking the 10 Year old boys record in high jump. The team placed 2nd in the percentage trophy competition missing out by .38% on performing the best based on school size. Thank you to those parents and staff who spent the day up on the Sunshine Coast supporting the students and to Mr. Lawrance for the superb job done in organising, motivating and providing extra training sessions for the athletes. The school will be sending a senior team to the District Athletics Carnival which takes place next week.

Every 5 years every Independent Schools in Queensland goes through an accreditation review cycle with the Non-state Schools Accreditation Board [NSSAB]. As St Paul’s had its last accreditation review cycle in 2012, we are in the process of completing our current review with the NSSAB and Lutheran education Queensland [LEQ]. This process will culminate in an accreditation panel day to be held at the school next Monday. The panel consists of a number of independent experts who will see, hear and get a feel for our daily journey as a school. Thank you to Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson and Mrs. Sophie Rose who have accepted the invitation to be the parent representatives on the day.

We have hosted a number of visiting teachers on our campus over the past fortnight. What has stuck with us has been their feedback and compliments on how well kept the school grounds are as well as the excellent conditions of the classroom and other infrastructure. One tends to look over these smaller details when this is where one comes to work and learn every day. Thank you to both Mrs. Karen Dickens and Mr. Andrew Roper for the outstanding job which they do in keeping our school looking so good!

Next Monday the school will send out its annual survey to every family. All the staff as well as every Year 4, 5 and 6 student will also be asked to complete a survey which relates to their respective area of school life at St Paul’s. As part of our transparent working relationship and journey with you as a family, we ask that you please complete your survey and return it to the school by Friday 11 August. It is important for us to hear your voice and receive your feedback so that we can continue to keep fine tuning and improving how we support and continue to grow your student’s journey on a daily basis. Thank you for your time in this process.

Every blessing goes with our Year 5 students, parent helpers and staff as they embark on their camp to Noosa North Shore this week. We also look forward to hearing and seeing our Year 2 students as they prepare to lead their Year 2 School Sunday this coming weekend.

Date claimers! We have the following three significant community events happening later in the term:

Grandparents’ Day – Friday 25 August

Fathers and Daughters’ Event - Thursday 31 August

Senior School Musical – Thursday 7 September

Further information and invitations to these events will be coming home in the coming fortnight. Watch this space!

Congratulations to those students who received their Student of the Week Award.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather.

Yours in Christ.

Anton Prinsloo, Principal.