St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Week 2 Term 4

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

If I were asked to nominate someone for a Student of the Week Award from last week, I would have to do one for the ALL the students with the citation “acknowledging how settled, focussed and organised the students have returned to Term 4”. It has been wonderful to note the improved levels of independence and time management all the way from Prep to Year 6. Congratulations to all the students on this growth which is very evident and thank you parents for your partnership in getting the students to this point by taking such great care of the home responsibilities!

 

As we continue to plan for next year, every student in Prep – Year 5 will be given a 2018 Class Placement Form today to bring home. As in previous years, this is a great opportunity to bring to our attention any additional information which you would like for the school to consider when planning our class groupings for 2018. I will also be announcing the classroom teachers for 2018 in next week’s newsletter.

 

Student achievements

Congratulations to two of our Year 4 RISE students, McKenzie and Isabella, on making the final shortlist of the Buy Smart Competition which was run by the Office of Fair Trade. These students and their parents have been invited to attend the announcement of the winners and the subsequent Awards Ceremony, to be held at Parliament House, at the end of the month. Thank you to our RISE teacher, Mrs. Palmer, for the work done in supporting these students in this program.

 

Last week I received the wonderful news that two of our past students from the Year 6 class of 2012, Simaima Gordon and Mall Gardner, have been chosen as the 2018 School Captains for Grace Lutheran College, Caboolture. Once again, this is testimony to the calibre of student which we are graduating from St Paul’s. Thank you to all those St Paul’s staff members who have touched these young adults’ lives in such a remarkable way.   

 

St Paul’s has now received full eSmart Membership status as part our ongoing journey which enables us to use technology safely to accelerate the learning of all the students and staff. Congratulations to the eSmart Committee, under the guidance of Miss Cross, on achieving this recognition. Becoming a fully-fledged  eSmart Membership school , St Paul’s has been on a journey of Planning, Implementing and very importantly Sustaining an eSmart culture and mindset over the past five years. Well done to all concerned.

 

Thank you to our local church members, under the guidance of Mrs. Monika Bennett, for the wonderful service which they are providing to our children every Tuesday morning at “Milk and Muffins” time. I am led to believe that there were around 100 students in attendance this morning growing their relationships with one another while hearing about the love of Jesus at the same time.

 

Wishing our Year 5 students [Brisbane Planetarium on Thursday] and Year 4 students [ St Helena Island on Friday]] a safe learning experience at their respective excursions this week.

 

Have a wonderful week.

 

Yours in Christ  

Anton Prinsloo
Principal