This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 3 Week 7

URGENT ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED

One of our families is in urgent need of rental accommodation – please contact the Principal if you may be able to assist.

THANKS

To Mrs Henderson for her great efforts as relieving Principal in my absence in the first half of this term and to Miss Trew for her role as relieving Deputy Principal. It is nice to be back amidst the many great opportunities our students are experiencing throughout term 3.

SASS RECOGNITION WEEK

Next week is designated SASS Recognition week. Our SASS (School Administration and Support Staff) are well-known to our community and provide great support to our staff, parents and students. These include our admin staff, teacher’s aides and General Assistant. On behalf of our community I thank them for their wonderful contribution to our school.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Our school public speaking finals were held last week. The speeches presented by the students were truly amazing, congratulations to all students, teachers and families for their support. The prize winners for each event are below. Each section winner – Talulah, Evie, and Jasmyn will represent our school at the district finals next week.

SCHOOL DEBATING

Congratulations to our school debating team; Talulah, Tia, Jett, Archie and Ruby and coach Mrs Cargill for their great performance in last week’s debating challenge against Woodburn PS where they won the debate titled “Beauty Pageants Should Be Banned”. They will now proceed to the next round of the competition in coming weeks.

GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD

Our hard working band students participated in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod last week which was a great experience for them – Mrs Seckold was very proud of them. Thanks to Mrs Seckold for teaching our band so well and Miss Trew for her support.

STATE BAND

Another outstanding recent achievement has been that of Talulah (that would be the trifecta for Talulah – debating, public speaking and state band!) who was chosen in the Junior State Wind Ensemble for public school students from throughout NSW. Talulah performed at the Sydney Opera House two weeks ago together with other talented musicians who were selected for this prestigious event. Congratulations Talulah.

CARNIVALE 2015

All families received a flyer about Friday’s Carnivale on Monday. Should inclement weather require a postponement families will be advised via School Stream on Thursday – but we hope this will not be necessary.

OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE

Congratulations to the 45 students who received awards for perfect attendance in Semester 1 and to the 156 who were acknowledged for excellent attendance (two or less absences) at Monday’s assembly.

Dean Files

Principal

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This week from our relieving Principal Mrs Henderson

Term 3 Week 5

WONDERFUL WORK

This week has been a great week where I have been able to spend time in the classroom with different classes. Highlights have been seeing the KA students using our school iPads as an integral part of morning literacy sessions and sharing a special book with KG. KG showed me their clever predicting and summarising skills with a special book and showed me their phonics skills with some interactive games on the whiteboard.

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This week from our relieving Principal Mrs Henderson

Term 3 Week 1

WELCOME

A warm welcome back from holidays to all of our families. We trust that you spent some quality time together over the break and are well rested and ready for Term 3. Already, many of our classes are planning and preparing for excursions and special events for this term and we are particularly looking forward to our Education Week Open Day on Wednesday 29 July where parents and special visitors will be invited into the classrooms to view the wonderful teaching and learning programs offered at our school and celebrate the achievement of our students. The day will also include a special assembly with performances and demonstrations of a additional learning programs. Many students have been to my office to showcase the outstanding work they have been completing in class. Well done to Nathaniel T and Chloe J from 3/4W who came and read their draft speeches to me and shared some interesting facts with me along the way. Chelsea G and Indiana P from KG are also congratulated as they blew me away with their outstanding writing pieces about their fabulous holiday activities.

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This week from our relieving Principal Mrs Henderson

Term 3 Week 3

EDUCATION WEEK

This week our school is celebrating Education Week. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Our Local Heroes’ where we acknowledge the contributions of our students, staff and community members who are our heroes who make contributions to our school. Education Week is an opportunity for parents and our local community to celebrate Public Education and share the successes and efforts of their children. Our Education Week Assembly today highlighted our talented Creative Arts students with performances from dance groups, band, choir and classroom groups as well as other additional activities our school offers such as Robotics and Sport. After the assembly parents spent some time in their children’s classrooms where they participated in activities and the students were able to share the work they have completed throughout the school year. Thank you to the teachers who coordinated our celebrations today.

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This week with our Principal Mr Files

Term 2 Week 9

DEBATING GALA DAY

Congratulations to both of our debating teams – Banora Eagles; Team includes Talulah, Ruby, Tia, Jett and Archie) and Banora Sparks; Team includes Mercy, Imogene, William, Zachary - for their great performances in last week’s debating challenge gala day. The Eagles team will now proceed to the next round of the state debating knockout competition. 

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