PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE
The Premier’s Reading Challenge concluded at the end of last term and the medals and certificates have arrived. Students again excelled in participation in this program.
This year we had 377 students (16 more than last year), complete the challenge of reading 12 age appropriate books over the first 8 months of the year. As we know the value of developing reading skills can never be underestimated. The 377 students achieved the following:
· 85 1st year certificates
· 68 bronze medals
· 60 silver medals
· 73 gold medals
· 41 Champion medals
· 24 Legend medals
· 12 Hall of Fame medals
· 14 Readers for Life certificates (8 years in the challenge)
Well done to all 377 students and we look forward to even more students taking on the challenge next year.
We had a fabulous Book Week program last week with many very interesting and engaging activities during the week including an Art show where not only curious creatures from every class were on display but several also had poetry, descriptive and narrative writing. One set of art creations were also made from recycled materials. We also had a Museum of Curiosities display in the Resource Centre. Staff members had brought along implements and things from another time. Students were invited to guess what they were and how they were used. Splash Theatre and Book Week parade were obviously the highlights of the week. Throughout the week we also had a number of other activities for students. A week like this takes a lot of planning and thought and our thanks and congratulations need to go to Nicole Gully who organised all the activities. Nicole also had the support of many staff members who helped to organise and set up activities and bring things in to share. A very big thank you also to 4E and 6E who organised and led the Book Week parade assembly. Please enjoy our selection of Book Week photos.
2021 CLASS PLACEMENT PROCESS
Parent input forms for the class placement process were due by today. I will extend this to Monday by 3:00pm for anyone who missed this information in the last newsletter. (Please note that these forms are available via download from the Week 2 newsletter.) Forms received after Monday at 3:00pm will not be able to be considered as the placement process begins on Tuesday.
Please also notify the school as a matter of urgency if your child/ren will be moving to another school to commence in 2020.
Congratulations to Dylan Burdett who has won our permanent Groundsperson position from the start of 2021. Dylan has been working in this position on a temporary basis for about a term and has done a fantastic job. So we are very pleased he has won this in an ongoing position.
As Evie Donoghue is moving on to other things next year, Tania Bailey is going to lead the Performing Arts program. Tania has been a Performing Arts teacher in the past and brings appropriate skills to this position. She is looking forward to leading this program.
As most of you know, we usually have a breakfast to say thank you to our volunteers in the last week of Term 4. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions it will be too hard to do this for volunteers this year. We will instead find an alternative to thank our wonderful volunteers with the hope that you understand the challenges involved in a breakfast.
SHINING LIGHT AWARDS FOR WEEK 4 TERM 2
9W Imogen & Boris 9N 9S Lauren & Holly 4W Vian & Reva 4E Olivia & Noah 2N Bayley & Tilly 2S Neil & Grace 3N Rebeka & Hudson 3S Ellie & Casey 6W 6E Scarlett & Billy 7E Keira & Bria 8E Mason & Matilda 8W Riley & Erin 7W Lily & Cruz 6AS Seth & Leonie 6AN Dane & Amalya Music Japanese Roxaun 2S & Miley 9W PE/Science Heidi 4E & James 6AN
Congratulations to all recipients for showing our school values!!