Thursday, 19 November 2015

1. Principal News Week 6 Term 4 2015

Snippets from our recent Catholic Education Review
"No other school, in the experience of this review team, has prepared for the review with such detail and focus. The school presented a full report covering all the actions taken as a result of the last review and the steps they were planning to take as recommendations going forward. The detailed document would a be a model for all schools but also shows the value the school placed on fully engaging in adding value to the current practice in the school."
We are proud of our hardworking staff and board who are role models for your children as they continually Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic Faith.
We take the needs of your children seriously and apply the same "detail and focus" into all that we do.
What does our vision statement mean ? Here is a break down of what we mean when we say Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic Faith. 
Student Blogger of the Week
This week's student blogger is Tegan Souness from Year 7. You can watch an RE video about peace and learn about Tegan's passion to become an olympic rower. You can go to this link to learn more.
Year 7 & 8 Camps
During the fourth term every year, the children in Senior Hub 2 experience the outdoors in a range of ways.
Last week our Year 8's attended the camp and tramp at Mt Somers. A huge thanks to Mr Moore, Mr Cartlidge, Dennis Brown and all of the parent helpers who made this camp a huge success. This week the Year 7's are at Camp Iona in Herbert. The children are experiencing abseiling, kayaking, sailing, making bivouacs, mountain biking, archery, doing a stream study and performing. I was fortunate to spend the day at this camp yesterday and enjoyed  the bivouac making and stream study as well as the evening performances to families last night. Thanks to Miss Tangney and the parent helpers who have helped to make this camp another great week of education outside the classroom. Next week the Year 6's will have an opportunity to experience abseiling, water survival skills, first aid skills, cooking and art activities to help prepare them for the Year 7 and 8 camps. Thanks Miss Huls and the parent helpers for ensuring the Year 6's will have a valuable outdoor learning experience next week.

                            Year 7 boys sing during the camp performances for family and friends
Family Learning Hui
Our final Family Learning Hui for 2015 will take place next Wednesday at 6 pm in the hall. This is an ideal opportunity to come along and hear from our students who will be proudly sharing their learning. There will also be a chance to learn more about preparing your children for 2016.

Before School Care
Mrs Brien is our Before School Care Teacher Aide available to care for children between 8:00-8:30 am. Please be aware, any children dropped off and waiting at the front entrance of the school remain parent's responsibility until 8:30 am. If you have to drop your children off early, then they can join Mrs Brien and the country bus children for a $2 donation and know that your children are being safely supervised. The $2 covers the cost for arrival anytime from 8:00-8:30 am. Please collect further information from our office.

Transition afternoon for 2016
On Thursday 10th December, all of the children will have a chance to spend some time with their teachers for 2016. We will also invite all of our new families to join us for the afternoon from 1:45 -3:00 pm.

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