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.

CELEBRATING GREAT WORK

This fortnight I have been visited by some excellent writers at BPPS. Joseph from 2B came to show me his recount of a Nursery Rhyme and I was very impressed with his neatness and the length of his writing. Will and Evelyn from 1JC brought me their Camping Stories. Will’s writing was imaginative and eventful while Evelyn’s had outstanding descriptive language which made her writing very interesting. Finally, Yoshi from 2C brought his work with well - constructed sentences and showcased his talents as an illustrator as well as the improvement in his writing. Well done, everyone!

ICAS COMPETITIONS – DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SCIENCE

Congratulations to the following students who received awards in the ICAS competitions this year:

Digital Technologies – Talulah (High Distinction), Jet (Distinction), Jezebel (Distinction), Kai (Distinction), Angus (Distinction) and Kai (Credit).

Science – Bodhi (Distinction), Jet (Credit), Talulah (Credit), Archie (Credit), Isaac (Credit), Jezebel (Credit), Anja (Credit), Tea (Credit) and Kai (Merit).

These awards will be distributed at Monday morning’s assembly on Monday 3 August.

JAPANESE STUDENTS HAVE ARRIVED!

Last Friday we welcomed 10 high school students and a teacher from Japan. They will be visiting our school until Thursday 6 August. Students have very much enjoyed seeing their happy faces in the playground and some of our lucky classes have welcomed the group into their classrooms through classroom integration activities. We wish them all the best for their time at our school.

EARN AND LEARN

We are excited to be taking part in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. You can help our school by collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Points. Simply collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Points when you shop at Woolworths between Wednesday 15th July and Tuesday 8th September 2015. We will redeem these for awesome educational resources for our school. Simply pop them onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Points Sheet (or just bring along the stickers), bring it back to school and place in our collection box in the front office. The more we collect, the more we can redeem. There are thousands of products available through the Woolworths Earn & Learn program and we'd like to get lots of new gear! We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Joanna Henderson

Rel. Principal

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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 with our Principal Mr Files

Term 2 Week 7

PLAYGROUND UPGRADE

The long awaited opening of our upgraded playground occurred last week. While not yet completely fully operational we are progressively allowing usage by students and expect it to be completely available for use by beginning of next term. The installation of our electronic sign purchased by the P&C is also underway – hopefully in use soon – community suggestions for our first message are welcome.

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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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This week from our Principal Mr Files

Term 2 Week 5

PLAYGROUND OPENING

The long awaited opening of our upgraded playground will officially take place next Tuesday 26th May at 10.30am. We will be having a brief opening ceremony at this time – all are welcome.

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