Welcome to the new format for our school newsletter. The newsletter is mobile device friendly so will be easily readable no matter what device you use to read it. You would have noticed that we have launched a new mobile friendly website and re-launched the school Facebook page. The website and Facebook page are designed to assist with clearer communication between the school, parents and the community. In the future other features will be added to the website.
A few weeks ago we had our annual Busy Bee. As you have probably noticed by the immaculate gardens we had a very productive day. We had many parents and children assisting on the day pruning, tidying the school and burying the 50th anniversary time capsule. Thank you to all who gave up their valuable time. A special thank you to Carlos Acuna for assisting with planning and coordinating on the day.
A reminder that we have students in our school with severe allergies. Touching these items, as well as ingestion, may provoke a reaction. Due to the seriousness of this allergy, we are asking you to refrain from sending nut based products to school.
We encourage the students to help decrease the risk of any student having an allergic reaction by:
• Not sharing food
• Washing their hands before and after eating since some students can have reactions on contact (such as a doorknob, playground equipment, computer etc).
• Avoid bringing foods to school that most often cause an allergic reaction e.g. nuts and nut based products.
We thank you in advance and we appreciate your cooperation in making our school a happy and safe environment for everyone.
Winter Woolies For Wheelchairs Day
The Year 6 Spiritual ministry group organised a Winter Woolies Day where children could wear scarves, beanies, earmuffs and gloves for a gold coin donation. The money raised went to Wheelchairs for Kids. Wheelchairs For Kids are a group of retiree volunteers in Australia who make and distribute up to 300 wheelchairs per month to poor disabled children in developing countries. Every $200 raised gives a child the freedom of mobility. A representative from Wheelchairs for kids attending assembly and talked to the students about the wonderful work they do. They also left a wheelchair so that the children could experience what it would be like to use a wheelchair and to see what the money raised made. Congratulations to the Spiritual Ministry, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Cooper for raising $239.
After having to make a decision to cancel the original athletics carnival date and venue I was very pleased with how the carnival went. It turned out to be a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and wind. Feedback has been very positive. Thank you to all our parent volunteers who helped out throughout the day and a special thank you to Mrs Washer for running such a well organised event.