This week with our Relieving Principal - Joanna Henderson

Term 1 Week 11

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Congratulations to Merrick from 3/4S who showed me another outstanding piece of writing. His writing showed excellent improvement and showed a lot of strategies he has been learning in constructing texts. Well done to all students on such a great term.


ANZAC Day falls next term on Tuesday 25 April, which is the second day of Term 2. Traditionally, our school participates in the Tweed Heads/Coolangatta march at which many of the local area schools are strongly represented. We would like as many students as possible to join our school group. We especially encourage our school leaders and senior students to march on this very important occasion. Younger students wishing to march are able to have a parent march with them if they wish. All students are asked to wear full day uniform, sunscreen and a school hat for sun safety. Mrs Henderson and teachers will meet Banora Point Primary students at the assembly area of Jack Evans Boat Harbour at the corner of Boundary & Coral Streets at 10.00am and accompany them on the march. The march commences at 10.25am and proceeds to the cenotaph (near Jack Evans Boat Harbour), where the school will place a wreath and the ANZAC service is held. Students will need to be collected from Mrs Henderson at approximately 11.30am in the cenotaph area. If your child would like to march with the school on April 25th, please advise our office staff or Mrs Henderson by Friday 7 April. In addition to this opportunity, we will hold a short ceremony at school on Monday 24 April at 10.15am. Parents are invited to attend.


A reminder that our School Development Day for Term 2 has been varied to collaborate with other schools in our local area. As previously mentioned, school resumes for all students Monday 24 April and our SDD will be on Friday 30 June. We wish all of our students, staff and families a happy and safe holiday break.


Government schools use a range of strategies to meet the educational needs of students. One strategy is Opportunity Class placement which provides intellectual stimulation and an educationally enriched environment for gifted and talented students in Years 5 and 6. Offers of Opportunity Class placement will be made on the basis of the Opportunity Class Placement Test result and school assessment. Parents seeking opportunity class placement for Year 5 entry in 2018 are required to submit an application by Friday 12 May 2017. Generally students are in Year 4 in 2017 when applying for Year 5 entry in 2018. Online applications will be open on Wednesday 26 April 2017. More information can be found at http:// - 6assessments/ ocplacement.php Parents will be able to access the online application at - high - schools - and - opportunity - classes/year - 5 .

Joanna Henderson

Acting Principal