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.

SPELLING BEE FINALS

The Stage 3 Spelling Bee final was held in the hall on Monday and how exciting it was. After several rounds the group was reduced to the final five – Talulah, Lilly, Elijah, Charlie and Jonah. Then there were three – Charlie, Elijah and Lilly – then there were two – with Elijah and Charlie competing for several more rounds before finishing 1st and 2nd respectively and earning the right to proceed to the regional Stage 3 finals. Stage 2 finals will take place on Thursday from 11.30am in the hall – parents of participating students are reminded that they are welcome to attend.

PUBLIC SPEAKING FINALS

The quality of the students public speaking entries has also been very high across our school. The public speaking finals will also be held Thursday, 28th August.

CARNIVALE 2014

The countdown to our major P&C fundraiser and fun-day of the year is on – with only 7 school days to the big day. All families have received a flier 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.

STAGE 2 CAMP

Mrs McArthur advises parents that the Stage 2 camp to be held at Tallebudgera Sport & Recreation Camp in October has reached capacity of 146 attendees and is now closed from receiving any additional participants.Thanks to the Stage 2 families for prompt and supportive response to the camp which will be a memorable event for all students.

Dean Files

Principal

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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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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 3

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

EDUCATION WEEK

This week is Education Week with our school Education Week Assembly at 9.00am and Open Day occurring on Thursday 31st July. All families have received an Education Week flyer outlining the full range of events this week. This includes the Byron Bay Writers Festival at Murwillumbah on Tuesday and our annual Book Fair which is set up in the library and the opportunity for families to visit classrooms after the whole school assembly finishes at 10.30am

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 4

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

CARNIVALE 2014

Attached to today’s newsletter is a flier promoting our 2014 Carnivale. All families should have received a flier for wristband purchase last week - 17 school days to go.

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 2

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

What a great celebration of NAIDOC Week we enjoyed at this morning’s assembly. This included moving dance, singing and didgeridoo performances from class 6T, 5C and guest Rory Togo. The day was then followed with a series of cultural activities and a visiting performer, Sean Dewar. Congratulations to Mrs Clarkson and her team for her organisation of the day.

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