- 30 May 2018
Dear Parents and Caregivers
What a big week we had last week celebrating a range of community events. Congratulations to the GSP Soccer Program on hosting the inaugural Christian Schools' Soccer Cup last Tuesday. As many of the GSP players do not play club soccer, this tournament gave them the opportunity to experience first-hand a competitive soccer environment as well as setting future goals for their own progress as soccer players. Thank you to the many parents and family members who attended to either support their student or help as volunteers on the day. Thank you to Mr Matt Nichols and the GSP Soccer staff for planning, organizing and hosting this event – you have touched so many young lives in such a positive way!
Last Wednesday saw St Paul's host its first Learning Expo, allowing the students to share with you both the process and product of their Inquiry Learning journey over the past 10 weeks – and what a turnout it was! Congratulations to all our students on inspiring us with your confidence and knowledge of where your contemporary learning has taken you. Thank you to the teaching and support staff for facilitating this process in such a magnificent way. We look forward to hosting you at our next Learning Expo in Term 4.
St Paul's now prides itself on running a rich and inspiring Robotics Program as part of our Digital Technologies curriculum focus. Last Friday the school was able to share its Robotics journey at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation which was held in Brisbane. Thank you to Mrs Libby Sansome for leading this presentation which included a number of St Paul's students, a parent and staff who have been instrumental in growing this initiative. [See full report in the newsletter].
One of the values which underpins our journey to grow and nurture the whole student at St Paul's, is that of serving others and growing a servant-heart. Our Year 6 students epitomise, live and model this mindset every day by being involved in a range of service projects in and around the school. This was again evident last Friday when a number of our Year 6 students were involved in the Kindergarten Sports Day. What stood out the most was the encouragement and great patience displayed by these senior students towards some of the youngest learners on our school campus. Thank you to every one of you for being such remarkable role models in our school – the future of our country is truly in great hands!
I would like to wish our Year 4 students, staff and parent helpers all the best as they prepare for their school camp on Wednesday. We pray for safe travel and a safe camp as these students are challenged further to discover who they are and what they are capable of, as well growing further strong and respectful relationships. We look forward to hearing about their adventures on their return to school next week.
Student Achievement: Congratulation to Angus Hare who over the weekend competed in the C&D Grade State Karting Titles at Gympie. This was only the second time that Angus has raced on this track, and he achieved a fantastic 2nd place result in his class. He also set the fastest lap time for the weekend. The weekends of racing around South East Qld and hours of driver training has paid off. Well done Angus. This may be Australia's next F1 Champion in the making. IMAGINE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE!
We also look forward to this weekend's School Sunday when our Prep students will lead the worship service for the St Paul's congregation.
Have a great week.
Yours in Christ.