Term 3 Week 7
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
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.