This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 9

CONGRATULATIONS

Tia, Ruby and Jordyn who were selected to attend the regional tennis selection trials last Monday. They will obviously be valuable members of the school tennis team in the PSSA knockout next term. Jordyn was successful in being selected in the regional team to participate in the state carnival next term – a fantastic achievement.

P&C TRIVIA NIGHT

Congratulations to fundraising coordinator Sharon Bright on a successful P&C trivia night last weekend and thanks to all who supported the event with their attendance and good spirit. A huge thanks also to Garry Jardine for his work – and patience - as MC for the night.

SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

Our school cross country will be held next Wednesday 1st April. The students have been well-prepared with all having walked or run the course and the training group of students have been consistently practising with Mr McRae and Mrs Clarkson twice per week.

HAPPY EASTER

As this is the last newsletter for the term we express our best wishes to all families for the Easter break. Our kindergarten students will all be invited to participate in the Easter Hat parade on Thursday 2nd April – as advised at parent information sessions earlier in the term only kindergarten students will participate this year.

Dean Files

Principal

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 7

Fortnightly Newsletters

We are trialling fortnightly newsletters from this week onward. This will mean that weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 of each term. They will continue to be emailed, placed on School Stream and on the school website. Any urgent messages outside this fortnightly cycle will be sent via School Stream. Principal awards will continue to be distributed weekly and advised in the newsletter leading up to the assembly dates.

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Term 1 Week 5

Thanks to Families

Thank you to our school community who heeded the sudden school cessation message on Thursday. Our Department made the decision to temporarily cease operations of all Public schools on the Tweed early Thursday afternoon in response to the emerging category 5 cyclone and accompanying weather event. This decision was made in consultation with SES and in the interest of the safety of all. Thankfully, the possible extreme conditions did not eventuate in our area at least. Thanks also to Bonnie and Trevor Ratcliffe for their ongoing support with management of our school website which remains a very important part of our school communication. This included the prompt inclusion of the school cessation advice on Thursday at short notice.

ANZAC Commemorative Coin

Our school P and C have made the decision to provide all BPPS students with a free commemorative coin to be distributed on 24th April as part of the 100th anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli. All families received a note on Monday giving them the opportunity to purchase additional coins if they wish @ $5 each. NB No orders will be processed after this Wed 25th as our total order needs to be submitted on Wednesday.

School Stream School Stream

Thanks to the 332 families (78% of our families ) who have download the free app School Stream to receive our newsletter and other notifications on smart phones and tablets. Notifications will include a “What’s on This Week at Banora” each Sunday.

Gold FM Broadcast Radio Station

Gold 92.5 FM will be broadcasting from our school this Friday 27th February from 6.00am-10.00am NSW time. This will not impact on normal classes but families may wish to arrive early from 7.00am for a bbq breakfast and watch the broadcast. AFL Queensland will also be present with inflatable activities for the students between 7.00-9.00am and Gold FM will be unveiling a buddy-bench donated by Bunnings.

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Thursday 26th February School Photos will be held this coming Thursday 26 February in our school hall. All students will have their photo taken regardless of whether they return their photo envelope. Sibling Photo Envelopes have been available from the school office. Appointments for Sibling Photos should be finalised by midday on Wednesday 25 February by calling MSP on (07) 5524 1444. All students should be in full school uniform and return their photo envelope on this day and hand it to the photographer.

CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING

Is on Friday not Thursday this week due to school photos.

Dean Files

Principal

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Term 1 Week 6

School Photos

Apologies to families for not communicating the change of the school photo format due to insufficient time for group photos on the one allocated day. We have negotiated a 2nd day with photographers for group photos on Friday 20th March. The P&C will be communicating with parents regarding future photo formats.

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Term 1 Week 4

Nine Things Children Need

At our Stage 3 parents information session last week our school counsellor Mrs Sandra Parker spoke about the importance of the development of resilience within our students. Included in today’s newsletter are the first 3 of 9 characteristics of “9 Things Children Need” written by Michael Ungar – structure, consequences and parent - child connections . The remaining 6 will be shared across the following two newsletters.

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