Newsletter - Wednesday 17th May, 2017

Pastors' Corner

We would like to wish all the mothers of our school community a Happy Mothers Day.

"To the world you are a mother, but to your family your are the world. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her…" Proverbs 31:28

God bless all our Mothers.

The Chaplains

School News

Cafe on 3

We are pleased to announce that Café on 3 has opened on Mondays and Fridays on Level 3 from 2pm to 3pm.

The Café will be run by our Year 8 Café students who have been working hard to ensure that they are ready for your orders in our pop up café. We will be offering slices, cookies, cakes, toasted sandwiches and hot & cold drinks. Weekly specials will also be available.

If you would like to partake in some yummy food, make sure you stop in at the office to get a visitor pass to come up to Level 3 where we are based. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming School Events

ASISSA Cross Country

Selected students will be representing our school at the upcoming ASISSA Cross Country Carnival to be held at Queens Park on Thursday 25th May. Lunch, drinks, snacks and a hat need to be packed as well as warm clothes and rain coat/wet weather gear if needed. Sports Uniform is to be worn.

Students need to arrive at school no later than 8.15am, the bus will be leaving at 8.30am.

Junior School News

Year 3 & 4 Excursion to the Botanical Gardens

"Year 3 and 4's trip to the Botanical Gardens was AWESOME! We all had lots of fun. We separated into different groups and looked at leaf litter and found lots of little bugs and creatures. We then looked at samples of water from a big pond which was ​​​​​​the home to big eels! After that, we looked at a few insects under a microscope and stick insects. The last thing that we did was create a pine cone animal using pine cones (obviously!), pipe cleaners and string. It was such a great day, we wish we could go back!"

Written by Cate Whitaker and Annaliese Dunn

Middle School News

NSW All School Junior Championship

On the 2nd & 3rd of May, William Moody (Year 7) competed in the Year 7, 8 & 9 Jack Newton Junior Golf Competition held at Forster Tuncurry Golf Club, Forster. William played extremely well, coming 3rd out of 24 boys in the Year 7 age group, and 15th out of the 86 boys Years 7 to 9 combined!! Congratulations William!!! Such an amazing effort, we are so proud of you!!

Middle School Upcoming Events

High School Athletics Carnival

The High School Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Wednesday 24th May and will be held at Bannockburn Oval, Pymble. This is a compulsory event and all students must attend. Permission slips were sent home last week, if you haven't returned your child's permission slip please do so urgently.

da Vinci Decathlon

The da Vinci Decathlon is an inter-school academic competition held in the Great Hall at Knox Grammar School each year. Selected students from Years 5 to 8 have been asked to represent the School and permission slips were sent home last week.

Years 7 & 8: To be held Tuesday 23rd May. If you have not yet returned your child's permission slip can you please do so as soon as possible.

Years 5 & 6: To be held Thursday 25th May. Please return your child's permission slip to their class teacher by tomorrow, 18th May 2017.

CSSA Secondary State Cross Country

Selected high school students have been asked to represent our school at the CSSA Secondary Sate Cross Country being held at Horsley Park on Friday 2nd June. Letters were sent home last week, if you could please return your child's permission slip by Friday 19th May it would be greatly appreciated.

Home and School News

Mother’s Day Chapel and Morning Tea

Thank you very much to all the mothers and grandmothers who attended the special Chapel service and morning tea. It was a wonderful morning to celebrate and spoil all the mums of the school.

We received a very kind donation of a beautiful facial to give to one of our mums as a lucky door prize. The lucky recipient was Katie Carruthers! Congratulations!

A special thank you to Raelean Goodacre who co-ordinated the whole event on behalf of the Home and School Committee. Also, thank you to all the many volunteers who helped out.

Home and School Meeting

The next Home and School Meeting is Monday 29th May at 7pm in the GLA located on Level 1. Everyone is welcome to attend.

School Social Ice Skating Night - Saturday 24th June, tickets will go on sale soon.

Canteen News

We are very excited to announce that from Monday 22 May the canteen will be open for lunch orders (the whole school) and snacks at recess (Middle School ONLY) 5 days a week. On Mondays we will be offering a limited menu of sandwiches, toasties and many snack options. To order a please go to www.flexischools.com.au.

Library News

Congratulations to Elijah Pudaruth (Yr 2), Alexander Lane (Yr 1), Arabella Wallace (Yr 3), Emma Farkas (Yr 5), Peyton Smith (Yr 4), Jaden Mpofu (Kindy) and Jimi Ford (Yr 2) who have all finished the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Awesome effort!

Remember, the Premier’s Reading Challenge does not finish until August 25 so there is still plenty of time to complete it. Happy Reading!!

Calendar of Events

Below is the link to our upcoming calendar events. Just click on the link below to access it.

Meals with Love

Meals with love is a school community initiative that provides a frozen meal or lunchbox snack to families who may benefit from a meal in a time of need.

We welcome food donations to be dropped off to the freezer located at the uniform shop doorway.

If you know of a family who may benefit from a meal please contact edwinaspooner@yahoo.com.au or contact Edwina on 0423 138 734

Bits and Pieces

Lost Property Reminder

Just a reminder that we do not have a lost property cupboard at the new campus. Any lost property handed into the office is returned to its owner. Items that are not named will be taken around to the classrooms, however after 2 weeks if they haven't been claimed they will be taken to the uniform shop for resale.

Parent Access

We ask everyone to please remember that parents are not to proceed past Level 1.

If your child is late please bring them to the office so they can be given a late note to take to their teacher (excludes Prep students). If you need to pick your child up early, please come to the office and we will have them brought down to meet you.

If you are volunteering please visit the office to obtain a volunteers pass.

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