This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 2 Week 3

CONGRATULATIONS TO...

Age Champions at the school cross country held in week 1; Evie C, Nicholas B, Lilika Y, Ned O, Ulani N, Tommy H, Sally E, and Jared Y.

Our Rugby League teams who participated in the All Schools Rugby League Fun day last week. The U - 10 team won all four games and were crowned champion team. The Open team finished Runner - Up but will continue training in readiness for the PSSA RL state knockout competition to be held in wk 6. Thanks to John Wood and Murray Purcell who volunteered their time to coach the boys – greatly appreciated.

Jordyn W, who participated in the state PSSA tennis carnival as a member of the NC team last week. His individual performances were excellent and the regional team finished 3rd of the 14 regional teams participating – an outstanding performance and one of the best results for our regional team for many years.

School Tennis team for their victory in the PSSA state knockout round 2 against Pottsville – winning 7 rubbers 42 games to 1 rubber 16 games.

NAIDOC PLANNING MEET ING

All families are invited to attend a NAIDOC planning meeting at 4.30pm on Wed 13th May 2015.

STUDENT BOOK PACKS

A reminder to the 34 families who have outstanding levies for our student book packs which have been provided to all students. This amounts to $2920 missing from our school budget which is needed to support other programs in the school. The levy can be paid on - line or with cash or card at the front office.

DISTRICT CROSS - COUNTRY

Good luck to all of our students participating in the district cross country this Friday.

ANZAC DAY

Congratulations to the 80 students who participated in the ANZAC Day march with our school on Saturday 25th April at Coolangatta. Thanks to the parents and staff members who supported the students on the day.

YEAR 5 OC CLASS TEST & REGISTRATION

Interested parents are advised that the opportunity to register for the OC test for high achieving and gifted Year 5 students to be held on Wed 22nd July opened on 27th April and closes on 15th May. More information can be obtained at: www.schools.nsw.edu.au/ ocplacement. The closest schools with OC classes are at Alstonville and Goonellabah primary schools. An information pack is available from Miss Trew.

MOTHERS DAY STALL

A large selection of gifts have been collected for the purpose of the P&C Fundraiser Mother’s Day Stall. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a small token to give to someone special. Credit and thanks to the success of this event goes to Joanna Henderson and P&C Representative Louisa Smith.

Dean Files

Principal

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 2 Week 1

SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY

Our school cross country has been re-scheduled to this Thursday 23rd April following the cancellation on Wednesday 1st April. The 5 to 8 year fun-run events will be between 9.15-10.15 and the competitive events for 8/9, 10, 11, 12/13 students from 10.15am-1.00pm. 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. NB Sports uniform to be worn please. The canteen will operate a sausage sizzle for lunch ($2) instead of lunch orders. Other treats and refreshments will be available for purchase. Volunteers to help at mobile canteen on the day would be appreciated. A parent viewing area has been designated to view the start and finish of all events on the concrete beside the demountable classrooms.

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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 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.

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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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