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Term 3 Week 7

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CARNIVALE 2016

What a fantastic community celebration our 2016 Carnivale was last week. Whether collecting and counting money, supervising rides, selling food, painting faces, colouring hair, taking photos or making artworks there were parents and teachers working side - by - side for the one united purpose – to promote the wellbeing of our children and students and build connections amongst our families and staff. This was our 7th of our Carnivale and the third held at the end of August. I don’t believe we have enjoyed a more successful day at our school in the 8 years I have been here – let alone a more successful Carnivale. Regardless of whether evaluating from a financial, enjoyment or community involvement perspective it was truly an amazing day – thank you to all. While naming individuals can diminish the collective impact of a huge team effort, it is hard to ignore the significant impact of people like (but not restricted to) Jamie Pridham & Teresa Smith (cake stall), Christine Bennett (Pizza),Julie - Anne Frech, Carly Bondin, Richard Mierisch (fairy floss), Deb Procter (food stalls), Prue Austin (photos), Sarah Stunt (plaster), Sarah Crossingham (canteen), Michelle O’Neill and team (bbq), Craig McNiven (Pony rides), Angela Hoskings and Hailey Cecil (hairspray), Siri Kelly and Zana Cetin (ride supervision) – all who selflessly donated an enormous amount of their time on the day. It would also be remiss not to acknowledge the efforts of our Carnivale co - ordinator Karen Wicks for her outstanding organisation and time commitment and to Mrs Henderson who represented our staff. A Carnivale review meeting will be held next week.

SASS RECOGNITION WEEK

Thanks to our wonderful School Administrative and Support Staff (office staff, teacher’s aides and General Assistants) who provide wonderful support to our school every day. Our office staff are Melissa, Wendy and Kerry.

K - 2 ATHLETICS

The next big school community date and another favourite on our calendar is the K - 2 Athletics Carnival to be held in our school grounds next Thursday 8th September – all families should have received information notes yesterday.

IT & RESOURCE LEVY

Thanks to the parents who have paid their IT and resource levy we have been able to supplement our ITC resources in classrooms and in the library (see photos over page of students in library lessons engaging with various technology devices).

UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS

Best wishes to:

  • Our boys Rugby League team who participate in the state semi - finals of the PSSA knockout this Friday 2nd Sept against Bateau Bay PS with the winner proceeding to the state finals in week 9
  • A group of very talented female athletes - Evie C, Shaylee B, Alana H, Elsie R, Indiana B and Amariah P. who will participate in the regional PSSA athletics carnival this Friday 2nd Sept
  • Our boys softball team who play Lismore PS next Monday 5th September in the next round of the state PSSA knockout.

NAPLAN PARENT LETTERS

Parents of all Year 3 & Year 5 students should have received letters with individual student results last week.

Dean Files

Principal

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Term 3 Week 5

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

AMART SPORTS KICK OFF

As a result of purchases by our parent community at Amart Sports Tweed Heads the store has generously donated a football (soccer, AFL or Rugby League) to each student at our school. This will involve the balls being delivered and distributed from the back of a large truck on our school grounds next Thursday 28th August. As part of this event a coffee van (for adults) and bbq breakfast (for all) will operate on our grounds between 8.00am - 9.00am. The balls will then be distributed to the students between 9.00 - 9.30am on the back playground. Funds raised by this event will go towards PSSA sport representative teams and individuals. Any parent who is available to help with the bbq between 7.00 - 9.00am please contact the school office.

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Term 3 Week 1

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Welcome back to all families for what we hope will be a wonderful term full of successes for all students. Highlights from a whole school perspective will include NAIDOC celebrations next week, Education Week celebrations, Stage 3 excursion, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, district athletics carnival, Kindy Frolic, P&C Carnivale, annual bookfair and various other events.

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Term 3 Week 3

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • All students involved in our big NAIDOC Week, Education Week and TRHS Ed Vu assemblies in recent weeks. This includes: Indigenous student’s leading of our NAIDOC assembly Stage 2 indigenous dance group Choir, recorder, dance and band performances at Education Week assembly.
  • Our boy’s Rugby League team for their outstanding efforts in maintaining an unbeaten record in the PSSA state knockout with a win over Tweed Heads PS 36 - 12 on Tuesday. Their next match is against Kendall PS from lower north coast area. The winner of that game will be the North Coast champion team.
  • Amariah P, Evie C and Indiana B for their efforts at the NSW cross country championships in Sydney in week 1.
  • Amber B for her efforts at the NSW netball state championships with the NC team.
  • Good luck to our boy’s softball and girl’s and boy’s touch teams at next week’s PSSA gala days and Gold Coast Eisteddfod participants.

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Term 2 Week 9

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Lilika (touch), Evie , Amariah and Indiana (cross country) for being selected in NC teams to participate at upcoming state carnivals.
  • Our school debating teams who participated in the district debate at our school on Monday. Banora Sparks won all three of their debates and won the day with Banora Eagles close behind. The teams extend their thanks to their debating teachers Mrs Dunn and Mrs Granger.
  • Class 3 / 4 S who received a Highly Commended at the Murwillumbah Eisteddfod verse speaking section on Monday – thanks to Mrs Stewart and Ms Trew.
  • Our AFL , netball and boy’s soccer teams who participated in their recent PSSA gala days. All three teams have now been eliminated from the state knockout but should be very proud of their achievements, efforts and sportship. Our boy’s Rugby League and softball teams remain “alive” in their respective competitions.

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