St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Term 1 Week 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The students need to be congratulated on an excellent first week back at school. Special mention needs to go to our Prep students who settled in with the greatest of ease. Both the staggered start initiative and the fact that the majority of our Preps have come from the school's Kindergarten environment have stood these young learners in good stead as they embrace "big school."

At the end of last year we excitedly wished two of Year 5 students the best of luck as they made their way to Adelaide to represent Queensland, in athletics, at the Pacific Games. We are thrilled to let you know that both Hayley Smith and Oyin Oguntoyinbo returned with a medal won in their respective relay races. Hayley also made the final of her 100m sprint event. Well done to both of you and we look forward to following your achievements this year.

Yesterday evening the Prep teachers and parents met to get the Parent Information meetings underway. We hope that these information meetings will set the tone for our transparent working relationship and partnership with you moving forward.

The P&F Group will have their first meeting for the year this afternoon. We extend a warm invitation to all our school families to be part of this hard-working group as they represent you within the school community. The P&F Group meetings are held at 3:15pm after school in the boardroom. One of the school community events which this group will be focusing on is the St Paul's School and Church Fair which will be held on Saturday 28 July.
Good luck to our Year 3 - 6 students as they begin their swimming program this week which will culminate in their Inter-house swimming carnival on Thursday 15 February.

Wishing every family a wonderful week as you settle back into the school year.

Yours in Christ.
Anton Prinsloo