Term 1 – Week 9, 3 April 2019

Harmony Day 

We had a wonderful Harmony Day Food Fair last Thursday with an amazing array of food from around the world. It was lovely to see our local MLA Cassie Rowe come and be part of it and meet many of our parents and staff. Many students and parents dressed in their traditional outfits, and all looked stunning. 

Parents shouldn’t feel upset or offended if some of your food came home. We had enough food to fill a school 3 times our size, and it was all delicious. Thank you to Ms Griffin for coordinating the day, and to the staff for embracing it.

Interschool Swimming 

Congratulations to our students who tied for first place at last week’s Interschool Swimming carnival. Yet again the hard work at practice paid off. Thank you to Mrs Piani for her great work in organising and training the team, and also to her helpers, both with training and on the day. 

Combined Schools ANZAC Service 

The Combined Schools ANZAC Service, which had a late change of date, went well with a number of our students attending. Thank you to Mrs Lysle for making the last minute arrangements work, and also to the staff who attended. 

School ANZAC Service 

Our school ANZAC Service is next week, on Friday 12 April, starting at 1.30 pm. As always, parents are welcome to attend. Thank you to Mrs Lysle and Mr Bayliss for their work in organising this special event. 

Social Media Issues 

From time to time, issues arise at school through inappropriate use of social media. I would remind parents that the minimum age for both Facebook and Instagram is 13 and none of our students are that old. Two points: 

  • They should not be using social media 
  • Parents should be aware of what their children are doing online, and if parents are allowing their children to use these platforms, they should be supervising them. 

Movie Night 

Please keep next Thursday evening 11 April free. Our P&C will be holding a movie night at the shool. This is the last Thursday before the holidays. 

School Photos 

School photos have been booked as follows: 

  • Tuesday 28 May
    K1, PP – Rooms 1 & 2
    Rooms 10 & 11
    Year 6 Graduation/Ministers/Faction Captains 
  • Thursday 30 May
    Rooms A1 & A2
    Rooms 15 & 16
    Rooms 13 & 14

End of Term 

Well, next week sees the end of yet another busy but fruitful term. Thank you to our wonderful staff for your hard work over the term, and I wish all staff and students a happy and safe holiday. School resumes for students on Tuesday 30 April. 

Brian Simpson