October 17, 2017

Crazy Shirt Day – Friday 22nd September

On the last day of Term 3 (Friday 22nd September) students will be celebrating Crazy Shirt Day. All students are encouraged to wear a colourful and creative shirt to school. There will be prizes for the craziest shirt.

Students will need to come dressed in their sports uniform and bring their crazy shirt to change into at school.

 

Acknowledgement Day – Thursday 21st September 2017

To celebrate the good behaviour of our students under the school’s Behaviour Policy, we are holding an Acknowledgement Day tomorrow Thursday 21st September. This term students will be participating in different traditional Indigenous sporting activities. Children on Bronze, Silver or Gold Level are able to wear mufti clothing (please wear colours associated with Indigenous art e.g. red, yellow, black or earthy colours.

Students on Level 4 or below will miss out on these activities. During this time, they will be mentored by a teacher and given work to complete. If your child in on Level 4 or below, they must come to school dressed in their school uniform. It is important to send them to school on Acknowledgement Day so that they can learn a valuable lesson which may help them to follow rules in the future.

Please ensure appropriate clothing is worn. All students must wear sports shoes.

End of Term Sausage Sizzle Reminder

Just a reminder that the canteen will be holding an End of Term BBQ on Thursday 21st September. A meal deal is available to purchase for $7.00. This includes a sausage on a roll along with a frozen juice cup and a bottle of water. All lunches must be pre-ordered no later than tomorrow, Tuesday 19th September. There will be no other lunch orders available on the day.

Earn & Learn Stickers

Thank you to everyone that has collected Earn & Learn stickers for our school. We would like to remind everyone that tomorrow is the last day that the stickers can be brought into school as we need to get all relevant paperwork completed and sent away prior to the holidays.

Stage 1 Botanic Gardens – Monday 18th September

All students attending the Botanic Gardens excursion on Monday 18th September are reminded that they need to be at school by 8.15am. Due to the train timetables, we cannot wait for any late arrivals. Travel to and from the Botanic Gardens will be by train so students will need to bring their valid Green Child/Youth Opal Card with $8.00 loaded onto the card for the return journey.

Students will need to wear full school uniform, school hat and confortable black walking shoes. They will also need to bring a small backpack containing their lunch, recess and at least two bottles of water. Sunscreen will be need to be applied to your child before school and raincoats will be needed if there is rain predicted. There will be no food purchasing facilities on this excursion.

As this excursion is pre-paid we are unable to offer a refund if your child is absent on the day of the excursion or if they forget or present an invalid Opal Card on the day.

School Swimming & Water Safety Program – 23.10.17 to 03.11.17

Just a reminder for all students attending the School Swimming & Water Safety Program that the final payment of $40.00 is due by Friday 15th September. Due to the swimming program being prepaid we are unable to offer a refund if your child is away on any of the days.

Kindergarten Transition – Wednesday 13th September

Just a reminder that we will be holding our second Kindergarten Transition tomorrow, Wednesday 13th September from 9.30am – 11.00am. If you have a child commencing next year we look forward to seeing you here. If you still haven’t filled in enrolment paperwork for next year please see the ladies in the front office.

Stage 2 Wetlands Excursion – Monday 11th September

Just a reminder that Stage 2 will be walking to the wetland area behind Riverwood Community Centre and to the Salt Pan Creek wetland on Monday 11th September. Students will be leaving school at 9.30am and returning by 3.20pm. Students attending the excursion will be returning by train from Riverwood station therefore will need to bring their valid Green Child/Youth Opal Card with $3.00 loaded onto the card for the return journey.

Students will need to wear full school sports uniform, school hat and sports shoes for the walk. Students are encouraged to bring a small backpack containing their lunch, recess and at least two bottles of water. Sunscreen needs to be applied to your child before school. Students will be required to complete activities and questions that relate to this outing so therefore will need to bring a clipboard and a small pencil case with lead pencils and an eraser.

If your child forgets their Opal Card on Monday they will not be able to attend the excursion.

GRC Peakhurst High School Visit – 11th September & 12th September

Students in Year 5 and selected Year 6 students will be visiting GRC Peakhurst High School on Monday 11th September & Tuesday 12th September. All students attending are to wear their sports uniform and bring their own lunch, recess and water bottle. Students will travel by bus leaving the school at 10.30am and will return by 2.00pm.

Coffee ‘N Chat – Monday 18th September

All parents/carers are invited to attend our next Coffee ‘N Chat session with Mrs Monin and Miss Suki being held on Monday 18th September from 9.30am – 10.15am.

They will be discussing understanding anxiety in children and adolescents and providing a guide to understanding some of the unique signs of stress and anxiety in children and how to manage as a parent.