Newsletter 18th May 2022
It was lovely to have our first assembly item since assemblies have started up again. Thanks to Mrs Dewing and the school band for performing two pieces so beautifully, especially considering their numbers were down due to COVID and flu. The first piece was Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music and the second was the theme song from The Pirates of the Caribbean. My congratulations go to the band members and Mrs Dewing for their wonderful performance.
Please remember to drop off your baked goods to the staffroom tomorrow afternoon (not too early as we don’t want them to be eaten by the staff!) and join the DUCKs for their famous sausage sizzle (democracy sausage) BBQ etc on election day – Saturday. This is another wonderful community and fundraising event run by the P&C for our school community. We thank them for all their wonderful efforts and will remember their contributions to our school on Friday – P&C Day.
RATs for Collection
The RATs have just arrived for parents to collect. As they are marked “Keep out of reach of children” we cannot give them to our students to take home. They must be collected by an adult. Each class will be given the 20 RATs for each of their students. Parents are asked to collect them from their class teacher in the 20 minutes before (8:30-8:50am) or after (3:00 – 3:20pm) school for the next week, starting tomorrow (Thursday 19th May). Parents with more than one child at school, will need to collect each pack of 20 RATs from each classroom. After the week is over, they will only be available from the office and we will contact you to arrange collection (or you may contact us).
Supervision of Children After School
We have recently had some damage done to the school by our students after school hours. Please ensure your children know they must be within your sight so you can properly supervise them. Only students whose parents are supervising them can remain on school grounds after school. Students waiting to be picked up must be with a teacher – if all else fails they should be with Miss Jones at the kiss and wave/drive. If no one arrives by 3:15pm to collect a student, then Miss Jones will take them to the office to call their parents. Students must then be picked up from the office.
Special Events Coming Up
Walk Safely to School Day – Friday
Everyone is encouraged to walk safely to school on Friday to be part of this special event. Please wear wet weather gear if the weather is inclement. If you would like to join us at Morris Mundy Reserve to walk with the Eagles, then meet us there at 8:15am. However, if you wish to join the Running Club there, before joining the walk, then meet Mrs Stanford at 8am by the clubhouse.
Smoking Ceremony – Monday
Previously we advised that this special event would be on 30th May; however, it has been brought forward to 23rd May instead. Please join us at 9am in the amphitheatre for this first-time event.
Sorry Day/Reconciliation Week Events
We have special guests working with our Year 3/4 and 5/6 students on 26th and 27th May to commemorate Sorry Day and kick off Reconciliation Week. Parents are also invited to our special Blanket Activity workshop (the same one the Year 5/6 students and our staff have attended) for parents at 5:30pm on Thursday 26th May. This is a very moving and enlightening experience and, for those who were never taught much about Aboriginal histories, this is a must do experience. Please RSVP to the office via email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 6436 8448). Or you can click on the event on the SZapp calendar and scroll to the bottom to click to obtain a free ticket.
Honours and Values awards
High School Scholarships
Congratulations to the following student who has received a high school scholarship:
Charles- General Excellence, Wesley College
Kassim and the Greedy Dragon
Room 4 have been learning the story "Kassim and the Greedy Dragon". We listened to the story and each drew a picture of what we thought the dragon looked like. We then wrote a short sentence or paragraph to describe our own dragons. Don't they look great!
Running Club this Friday will meet at Morris Mundy reserve at 8.00am. We will meet near the clubhouse. We will have a short run and then walk to school safely with the Eagles mascot at 8.15am. Mrs Stanford will accompany the students.
We will continue running on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8.00am on the oval. New runners from K - Year 6 welcome.
Sporting Schools Funding
We have almost completed our soccer sessions and will move onto AFL as our funded sport.
Junior Choir will begin next Wednesday morning, May 25th. All students in Years 3 and 4 are welcome to attend. Choir rehearsals begin at 8.15am in the Music Room. Students should bring along a display book for their music. They should put the display book in their school bag on Tuesday afternoon because they will not be able to access their classroom early on Wednesday morning.
Remember, if students wish to be in the Christmas Musical at the end of the year, they must regularly attend Junior Choir practice in Terms 2 and 3.
Junior Choir rehearses every second Wednesday, alternating with assemblies.
Aspiring comperes and soloists should be attending the extra practices each week. Solo practice is on Tuesdays during first break and Compere practice is on Fridays during first break. Students should bring along their scripts and lyrics to these practices.
Year 5 and 6 instrumental students should be joining the school band this term. The Band practises every Friday morning at 8.00am. Students should come along with their instrument and a display book for their music. Any students who learn a wind or brass instrument privately are also welcome to come along. Students must be able to play at least eight notes on their instrument and read their music independently.
P & C News
Election Day Bake Sale
P&C Quiz Night - details coming soon!
Containers for Change
We have a wheely bin and/or a wool bale in the quadrangle where you can deposit containers, help the environment and fundraise for the school all at once. We hope, with sufficient support from everyone, to expand this program.