Dear Parents and Families,
As Term 3 begins to wrap up I would like to thank you all for your continued support of our school. Without our families our school would not be the school that it is. I love that our school is a welcoming place, a place of belonging to all who attend. Thank you for your dedication families; together we are raising our next generation.
Here are some of the activities Primary School participated in this term.
Premiers Reading Challenge
The PRC has finished for the year, well done to all who participated and accepted the challenge! Once the certificates arrive we will be able to publicly congratulate those who completed the PRC 2018.
Book Character Parade – 24th August
The biggest parade to date. We had a huge turn-out of parents and family members supporting their students in the hall. A great celebration of literary focus, with prizes for students and teachers. The efforts of the students surpassed last year!
Father’s Day Stall – 30th August
Thanks to our Home & School Committee for organising a very successful Father’s Day Staff. Almost all the gifts were sold, and the efforts of our parent community are greatly appreciated.
Father’s Day Breakfast – 31st August
Our annual Father’s Day Breakfast has exceeded expectations once again. Our parent turn-out was approximately 100+ with students joining their families for a breakfast of bagels, scrambled and fried eggs, potato gems, mushrooms, toast, apple juice, hot drinks and berry filled cream crepes. Very happy with the success of the morning.
P-1 Athletics Carnival – 31st August
Fantastic day organised primarily by Mr Faiumu, Year 11 students and Mr Dalgleish. Parent turn-out was fantastic, with positive feedback from the day. Participation ribbons were handed out to all students and medals were awarded for great sportsmanship in each class.
Middle Day of Worship – 13th September
All students that entered the MDOW were blessed and bounced back to school with a renewed passion for Jesus. Thank you to Hills Adventist College for hosting yet another fantastic day of togetherness and worship. Students enjoyed worshipping with our Adventist schools.
Life Education – Healthy Harold 12th 13th 18th 19th September
Students excitedly entered the Happy Healthy Harold Van this year to meet Harold once again and to recall and learn new information regarding healthy choices in a variety of situations.
Woolworths Fresh Foods Discovery Excursion
In the month of September Years 1MB, 1/2JM, 2PR, 3TS, 5CG, 5CT and 6JC enjoyed an excursion to Woolworths where they were introduced to an array of rainbow-coloured fruit and vegies. They learnt about familiar and unfamiliar produce and the benefits of eating a variety of fresh fruit and vegies every day.
Stage 3 Excursion: Milson Island Camp – 17th 18th September
The Stage 3 students had an exhilarating time doing activities I’m sure they were proud to complete. Our students participated in archery, high ropes course, giant swing, orienteering, abseiling and various other sports!
Newsletter – End of Term 3
The term has come to an end very quickly. It feels like only a few weeks ago we were starting Term 3.
This term has been very busy with students involved in a number of activities. Open Day was at the very start of the term. There were a number of old and new families attending to not only tour the school but also go on the rides and experience the different stalls that were available.
Father’s Day Breakfast and Multicultural Night were also a key feature of this term. It was great to see a number of students and families involved in both activities.
Year 9, 10 and 11 had camps this term. Year 9 went out and experienced hiking, camping and cooking. It was a very unique experience for some as it was their first time hiking with a full backpack that had to hold all of their gear and cooking their own meals on camp stoves.
Year 10 went to Fraser Island to experience some of the amazing ecosystems on the world’s largest sand island. Students got to spend time at Lake Mackenzie, Campagne Pools and Eli Creek.
Year 11 went to the Jindabyne to spend time snow skiing on Perisher and Blue Cow. The weather and snow were spectacular for the time we were there. For most students it was the first time they had been skiing and after a couple of lessons they were able to fully enjoy the ski runs.