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of Term and Staff Farewells
These last eight weeks have flown, but again much has happened and much has been accomplished.
We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday enjoy the Olympics, be they via the TV screen or in real life. The students have explored the Olympic theme at length in all classes, so sitting back and viewing them should be a great pleasure for everyone.
SCHOOL WILL DISMISS FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT 2.15 PM NEXT FRIDAY
to DArcy Jones and Tracey Ranaldo who are on leave until next year.
We wish them a well deserved relaxing break and look forward to their
return in 2001.
Yvonne Ridge will increase her time to take DArcys class full time and Traceys replacement is currently being negotiated.
|Reviewing our Resources
On Friday 1 September staff spent the day looking at the teaching resources we have in the school. It was a very productive day, focussed on culling out of date material; exploring the on-line resources we have access to; and thinking about what new resources we need to complement what we have. Thank you to Judy Miller and Phyllis Carn for their leadership on the day.
we begin to examine the issues of literacy and behaviour, research
studies suggest that a childs view of themselves and how they fit
within their gender has an impact on personal success.
Exploring gender issues provides students with a greater
understanding of who they are and how they relate to others.
To all parents attending the race, please arrive by 9.00am as we have a meeting at 9.30 prior to judging at 10.00am. A map of our general location has been forwarded home via the students.
The raffle was drawn this morning and winners will be notified. A full list of winners will be published in the next newsletter.
the best to the pedallers and see you at Sturt Reserve.
We hope youve been able to view the proposed changes displayed on the school noticeboard, and put your viewpoints to school councillors. Thank you to those people who have responded. The general feeling is that the changes are positive ones, which will improve road safety for all students and parents.
of the proposal will be sought at next Mondays School Council meeting
we invite you to join in that discussion.
An Emu Crossing before the first hump on Greenbriar Ave. (An Emu crossing
only operates when flags are put out before and after school.)
Olympic Activities Update
Immediately after lunch, the whole school will move to the oval for an opening ceremony, then the games will begin. Each class has designed an Olympic activity with a twist, which they will participate in themselves first, then they will move on to try other classes activities. There will be a separate circuit for Junior Primary and Primary classes around the oval.
We are lucky to have the loan of an actual Olympic torch during the afternoon and children will get the chance to hold this special memento of the Sydney Olympics.
To finish our Creative Olympics afternoon students will form a large outline of Australia and pass the torch around the group, symbolising the togetherness of our school in the Olympic year, and recognising the way in which the Games draws people together from all over the world. This should begin soon after 2.30 pm.
We hope you can find time on Tuesday afternoon to come and enjoy the Creative Olympics with us.
A group of twelve parents has been participating in the workshops in our computer room, led by our facilitator Isobelle Brett. The group has really enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, and they will not only be able to use the Internet more effectively for themselves, but they have a chance of keeping up with their children as their skills really blossom
Please read the flier included in this newsletter.
Band and Senior Choir
All the hard work has paid off for our Band and Senior Choir. Last night the Band (including Di Neill) played superbly at their Festival Theatre Foyer Concert. The choir is sounding fantastic; a real credit to themselves and Barb Williams. Tonight the Choir becomes part of a 500 voice choir for their Festival Theatre performance.
the Parent Club will be holding a Year 2001 Calendar Fundraiser during
This will involve your children creating a
We will also have our popular slice drive later in Term 4 in time to buy some goodies for Christmas. Keep reading your newsletters for information regarding our Fundraising ventures.
Dates to remember:
The Parent Club Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday 29 November at 7.00pm at Yum Sing Chinese Restaurant. We look forward to seeing lots of parents, class reps and teachers on the night. We will need numbers closer to the date for booking.
Next meeting is 9.00am Tuesday October 3 in the Staff Room.
YEAR 2000 SOUVENIR TEA TOWEL ORDER FORM homework *
Name: ____________________________ Childs Name: _______________________ Class Teacher: _________________________
I would like to order: No.of Tea Towels R 2 [ ] No. of Tea Towels 3 7 [ ]
Total number of Tea Towels ordered @ $5.50 ea. [ ] Amount enclosed $____________________
Please return this order form including money to the Book Room window by Wednesday Week 1, October 4 next term.
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