St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Term 1 Week 4

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Congratulations to our Year 6 school leaders on their induction at yesterday's Senior School Assembly. They were reminded that wearing a badge doesn't make one a leader. Rather, it's what we do often and when nobody is watching and which impacts positively on others, which define us as a leader. This year every Year 6 student has received a School Leader [Senior] badge as we strongly believe that all of our Year 6 students can be asked to step up to lead within the school as well as being there as role models and helpers for the rest of our student body. We pray God's blessing on these students as they take up their respective roles in the school. Thank you to the many parents, carers, grandparents and other guests who attended to support and celebrate with the students on the day.

The Senior School needs to be congratulated on how well they have managed themselves at their swimming program over the past fortnight. Providing swimming lessons for every student as part of our extra-curricular program at St Paul's was strongly affirmed after reading in the press last week about making swimming lessons compulsory for all primary school students in Queensland. We now move onto the District Swimming Carnival on Wednesday and the Senior School Inter-house Swimming Carnival on Thursday. We look forward to seeing many of our parents at the carnival on Thursday. Thank you to our PE teacher, Miss Jess Gall, for all the work done in supporting the students in the lead-up to these carnivals.

Our Year 4 students have a busy week ahead of them as they head out to St Helena Island on Friday and host our first School Sunday of the year this coming weekend. Thank you to our Year 4 team of Mrs. Witham, Mrs. Greene and Mrs. Klinge for going the extra mile this week.

As part of our ongoing our working relationship with you, the first of our Parent Learning Workshops begins next week Tuesday. This workshop will focus on how we go about teaching Reading at St Paul's as well as providing you with tips and strategies to support your child in this critical area of their learning. All of our Prep and new families to the school are strongly encouraged to attend these workshops. The school has also recorded a number of short clips which focus on Reading strategies onto our school website [these can be accessed via Parent Lounge under the top menu SCHOOL LINKS, to enable you to have access to these at any time. Please see further details of these upcoming workshops in this week's newsletter].

Have a great week and stay cool.

Yours in Christ
Anton Prinsloo
Principal