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.

ANZAC DAY

Parents are invited to attend our school ANZAC Day ceremony this Friday at 10.15am in the school hall. Organisers Mrs Wilson and Mrs Cargill have organised some special elements within the service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. Thanks to the P&C who have also purchased commemorative Gallipoli-landing pennies for distribution to each student in coming days. Students are also invited to attend the Tweed-Coolangatta ANZAC march this Saturday 25th April. Families should meet teachers in Chalk Street Coolangatta adjacent to Goodwin Park at 10.30am in school uniform to gather for the march.

TERM CALENDAR

Please find attached to today’s newsletter the term 2 calendar for your information and future reference.

SCHOOL NURSE HEALTH SCREENING

The School Health Nurse will be visiting the School on the Thursday 30th April. Children will only be seen on a referral basis from parents, carers, teachers who have a major health concern with a child, eg. vision, hearing, speech etc. If you have a concern, please obtain and return a consent form to the office asap.

SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

All future newsletters this term will be distributed fortnightly by email and Schoolstream (which has 414 families registered).

Regards

Dean Files

Principal

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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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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.

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