This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 9

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

SASS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WEEK

This week has been School Admin and Support Staff (SASS) week. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful SASS staff at our school who work in the office, grounds and classrooms and provide wonderful support to teaching staff and students. We held a morning tea on Monday and a breakfast on Tuesday morning to acknowledge and thank them for their outstanding contribution to our school on behalf of our parents, students and teaching staff.

CONGRATULATIONS

Our year of outstanding sporting success continues with three students being selected to represent the North Coast region at the NSW PSSA athletics carnival at Homebush in term 4.

Congratulations to:

  • Hayden W (shot put)
  • Kobi L (high jump)
  • Bonnie (100m and 200m).

This will be a great experience for these students to perform at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games venue. As with all of our state representatives – totalling 23 in all in 2014 (netball team (10), individual swimming (2), cross country (1), athletics (3) reps, regional team reps in AFL (1), touch football (3), netball (1) and softball (1) we provide $100 per student to assist with the costs of participation. These funds - $2300 this year so far have come from money accrued from our termly pizza days.It is not, however, possible to have any other fundraising events to support these students - $100 per student is our policy - nor do we support the participation in or travel to any events outside the PSSA organisation so as to minimise cost and disruption to school.

CHICKEN POX

Families are advised that we have had two confirmed cases of chicken pox in recent weeks – both in Stage 1 classes. While this is not a serious outbreak, parents are encouraged to be vigilant and seek medical advice if symptoms appear.

FATHER’S DAY STALL

Thanks to co-ordinator Louisa Smith for her outstanding efforts in organising the father’s day stall again this year and to parent helpers Aleasha Sadler, Brenda Luxton, Helen McNee, Teresa Smith, Jutta Donath, Jackie Coates and Joanne McCulloch, teacher Ms Trew, school coordinator Mr McRae and student helpers Kodie S, Allysha M and all the students of 6T.

ROAD SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS

This week’s road safety feature is focussed on “driving near school buses” provided by the Transport for NSW Centre for Road Safety department.

Dean Files

Principal

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 8

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CARNIVALE 2014

What a fantastic day last Friday at our annual Carnivale. Thanks to all families who attended and in particular the many parents who coordinated and or volunteered on stalls throughout the day. The vibe throughout the day was electric with excitement and fun. Congratulations to Karen Wicks and Jess Wilson for overseeing the event and the planning meetings.

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 6

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

EISTEDDFOD

Congratulations to the students involved in junior and senior band and to Mr Best, Mr Walsh and band coordinator Mrs Winfield on the fantastic performances of our two bands at the GC Eisteddfod this week. Junior band was awarded a highly commended and senior band very highly commended against very strong competition.

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 5

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CARNIVALE 2014

The countdown to our major P&C fundraiser and fun-day of the year is on – with only 12 school days to the big day. All families have received a flyer promoting the day and ride ticket information (contact office or see website if not received) and are encouraged to participate in the day in some way or other – purchase a rides day ticket for school-aged students, volunteer for an hour for your class stall, help with set-up or clean-up, attend for part or all of the day and be part of a great community day.

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