This week with our Principal - Mr Taylor

Term 3 Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to all families to Term Three. We hope that you have had the opportunity these past two weeks to spend some time with loved ones making memories. Kids grow up so fast and it is very important we cherish the moments now – as they happen. The primary years go by so fast.

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This week with our Principal - Mr Taylor

Term 2 Week 9

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

ATHLETICS FIELD EVENTS THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

A little over a week ago all BPPS students Y3 - 6 and some Y2 students travelled to Kingscliff Sports Fields to participate in the field events for this year’s athletics carnival. The day was a huge success; with students all giving their best, cheering each other on and getting along well with one another. When a student is overjoyed to see a friend successfully clear a new height in high jump, that places them ahead of themselves, it says a lot about that person. I saw this time and time again at the high jump mats. Wonderful. It also tells me a lot about the families of our school and the values our community instils in our children. Congratulations Banora Point PS, it really was a great day. Special thanks go to Mrs Dance - Wilson for her wonderful organisation of the event, to Mrs Gill and Mr Chalmers for their leadership on the day and to all staff for going above and beyond. Mrs Dance - Wilson’s contribution to the leadership and organisation of all things sport at Banora Point is enormous. Thank you Mrs Dance - Wilson. Athletics continues on Thursday June 29th for all students 3 - 6 on – the second last day of term.

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This week with our Principal - Mr Taylor

Term 2 Week 5

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

My First Week at Banora Point

I am delighted to begin as Principal of Banora Point PS this week. I have been meeting staff, students and parents all week and trying to understand all things Banora Point. It will take a little while to remember everyone’s names! Schools are about people and the relationships between people. My immediate observation is that our children and staff are happy and welcoming and that a calm and settled climate is evident throughout the school. I feel very fortunate indeed to be here as Principal.

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This week with our Principal - Mr Taylor

Term 2 Week 7

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Attendance at BPPS in 2017

Attendance continues to be strong at Banora Point PS with a 94.2% attendance rate in 2016 and 94% in 2017. This compares to previous years with 2013 at 93.4% and 2014 at 95.4%. Average attendance for all NSW Public Schools in 2016 was 94.0%. An attendance rate of 94% equates to approximately 12 days absent each school year; or three days each term. Families who elect to take family holidays during school term, can no longer apply for a ‘certificate of exemption’ from NSW Public Schools under 2016 adjusted NSW Department of Education policy. Exemption means excluded from total absence count. While our school will on occasion approve ‘leave’ for special one off holidays during school term dates (Overseas trips, etc) absences accumulated from extended holidays are now included in the count under policy requirements. Our school recognises that family holidays are rich experiences where our students learn much about the world, however, parents are reminded that these absences are now included in both the child’s attendance record and the school’s. Parents looking to travel on holidays during school term are asked to complete an ‘Application for Extended Leave’ form – available from the office. This will be processed by the Principal.

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This week with our Relieving Principal - Joanna Henderson

Term 2 Week 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

GREAT WORK

This week we celebrate some sensational work from Bobby in 5/6DW and Mark in 3/4S. Bobby shared his outstanding comprehension and we had a conversation about onomatopoeia and personification. Mark arrived from the Ukraine this term and shared his descriptive story about a monster called Gabe. Some wonderful helpers came and showed me how hard they work to keep our school looking beautiful. Keep up the great work, everyone!

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