As we enter the tail end of the term I wanted to say thank you to each and every family for the support you provide our school every day. Your understanding when school events are changed due to weather and your partnership with our school is appreciated. Thank you.
We continue to have positive COVID cases in our school and are providing free RAT tests to students who are sent home sick during the day. These will be offered to you when you pick your student up early from school. We also have disposable masks that are available by request by students. Please do not hesitate to ask for one.
Congratulations Miss Stacie Fogarty who won the Community Education Counsellor (CEC) of the year at the 2022 South East QLD NAIDOC Awards. Stacie will receive her award on Thursday 16th June at the regional event held at Beaudesert State High School. Stacie is a valued member of our school and we appreciate all that she does for our indigenous students and their families.
Behaviour continues to be a focus this term, in particular hands on physical behaviours. It is appreciated when you remind your child/ren of the expected school behaviours so that we can partner and eliminate inappropriate behaviours that often lead to a serious school consequence.
Due to the wet weather, our Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival has been postponed to Friday 10th June. This event continues to be weather pending and we have all fingers and toes crossed for sunny days so our oval can dry out. At this stage, it is too wet and dangerous to run field and running events. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend and we hope to see you there. In the event of another date change, this will be communicated via our Skoolbag app.
Our school is now accepting applications for out of catchment enrolments for 2023. If you have family friends looking for a change of school, please ask them to call the office on 5540 1111 to gather further information on how we may be a good fit for their child. We also offer school tours by request. Information regarding Prep in 2023 will eb released early next term.
This week I will be attending the state wide QASSP (QLD Association of State School Principals) from Wednesday – Friday. In my absence, Miss Nikki Gauld is in charge.
As mentioned on Skoolbag yesterday we are experiencing a staffing shortage at the moment and you will find our leadership team working in classes over the next month.
To give our students and teachers the best opportunity to complete assessment we have postponed the release of our report cards to Wednesday 20th July. Your child’s report card should not be a surprise and I encourage you to maintain contact with your class teacher on how you can partner to support your child’s learning at home and school. You are most welcome to make a time to speak with your teacher about your child’s learning by contacting them directly.
We will be holding parent teacher interviews for all classes on Monday 25th July from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. The parent teacher interview booking link will be sent home in the coming week and we hope you are able to join us.
Please check with your class teacher that we have your up to date email address so that your child’s report card is sent to you. Our school is not open over the school holidays.
Our Admin Block upgrade is expected to be completed early next term and we look forward you seeing the final result. We continue to await a commencement start date for the Ecole Street staff car park upgrade and will keep our community updated on its progress.
I am pleased to let our community know that our B and C Block classroom refurbishment will commence over the next school holidays and I look forward to sharing the new photos with our community.
Our Term 3 date claimer calendar will be sent home in the last week of school. This term we have trialled 2 newsletters over the 10 weeks with key information also released on our Skoolbag app. Please keep an eye out for a survey link via Skoolbag to feedback to our school around your preferred method of communication. Do you prefer our fortnightly newsletters or twice a term edition?