This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 11

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

ANZAC MARCH

Our school is represented each year in the Coolangatta ANZAC Day march at 10.00am on 25th April. Please advise office by phone, email or letter if your child is attending the march so that we can provide organisers with catering arrangements.

EASTER RAFFLE

Thanks to all families who returned the P&C Easter raffle tickets for the draw that was held on Monday 7th April. Thanks to fundraising coordinator Sharon Bright for her wonderful effort in organising such great prizes – 69 in all (see over page for a list of donors) - and to the fundraising committee helpers Adele Marshall, Trisha Barry, Brenda Luxton and Sandy Walker for assisting with wrapping of prizes last week. The raffle raised in excess of $5000 for the P&C – a great result.

FAMILY OCCUPATION AND EDUCATION INDEX (FOEI)

Part of our school funding is based on the FOEI index which is linked to school education, non-school qualification and occupation information provided by parents. Any missing information impacts on the funds we receive. The percentage of missing family information in each category for our school currently is: school education information (7%); non-school qualification (19%) and occupation group (16%). All families were sent “missing parental background information” forms last week and if you think your family information under the above categories may be missing or has changed eg from employed to unemployed, could you please complete and return.

Dean Files

Principal

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 10

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

PARENT QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

The Department of Education and Communities has asked us to ensure that the parent/carer information on our records accurately reflects any recent changes in family circumstances. The information we hold regarding your family was sent home this week (purple form). We would appreciate it if you could please check the occupation group and education information, make the changes required and return this form at your earliest convienience. 

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 8

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

The recent media focus on the tragic Daniel Morcombe kidnapping is a reminder of the importance of giving children safety messages without dampening their confidence nor their trust in human nature. Attached to today’s newsletter is a special article we highly recommend. The NEW rule every parent needs to know Child safety expert Kidproof’s Catherine Gerhardt provides the latest advice about keeping kids safe without creating undue worry or anxiety.

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 9

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

PARENTING WORKSHOP

Our school counsellor is conducting a parenting workshop this Friday. This will be a practical program with suggestions and conversations about the ever-challenging role of parenting in contemporary society. Please contact the school office on 07 5524 1444 if you are interested in attending – registrations close on Thursday 27th March. Catering will be provided for participants. Also below are some useful tips from parenting consultant Michael Grose for parents on the role of consequences for wrong choices that children may make.

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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 1 Week 7

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

P&C AGM:

Reconvened meeting Parents are advised that nominations for P&C executive positions are on the school website. Nominations should be sent to the school with attention to the P&C secretary. All positions will be declared vacant at the AGM this Thursday 13th March as per normal procedures.

Families are also encouraged to support two P&C fundraisers in the next few weeks

  • This Sunday’s barbecue at South Tweed Bunnings store – thanks to all who have volunteered to work on the stall.
  • Our annual Easter raffle which will be drawn on Monday 7th April with some great prizes. Tickets have been sent to all families.

Thanks to P&C fundraising coordinator Sharon Bright for coordinating these two activities.

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