Volume 8 - 8th June 2006
Inside this issue..........
The children in Years 3 -- 7 had their first forum meetings this week on Tuesday. We have 15 forum groups offering a wide range of choices. Most groups have about 12 -- 15 students, which we hope, will enable greater participation. The task of allocating students to one of their choices was a challenge, but, with some negotiation, we got there!
Our Junior Primary Kookaburra Council met for the first time two weeks ago. Congratulations to the reps -- Jackson Millington and Jamie Phelan (Miss Strachan), Sasha Rankine and Thomas Walden (Mrs Johnson/ Mrs Lancaster), Caleb Whetton and Alicia Rawson (Mrs Saunders), Charli Wright and Max Reynolds (Mrs Higgins) and Lachlan Perry and Chane Jacobs (Mrs Bailey). At our next meeting we will talk about running meetings.
The Special Events Forum have decided to have our Disco on the 16th of June, next Friday. The tickets will be sold outside the Resource Centre before school and at the disco door. The disco will be in the School Hall.
Times: Rec. -- Yr. 3 6:00 -- 7:15 pm
Children will be able to buy drinks and food from the Disco canteen.
Shane S, Caleb D and Zack B.
Students need to be dropped off and collected from the Hall.
Please get a group of friends together and make up a table -- have a FUN NIGHT and support our fundraising efforts! Please complete and return the tear-off at the end of the newsletter to book a table, for 6, 7 or 8 people.
Deposit: $20 per table. Please pay upon booking, before Fri June 16th
It was wonderful to see so many parents at this week's Junior Primary assembly on Tuesday. As there are so many adults in the school at one time, we do ask that you sign in and out please. As the assembly runs into lunchtime, it is very difficult for teachers on duty, who may not recognise parents or grandparents in the yard. As our duty of care means that we need to know who is at the school at any one time, a quick trip to the office to sign in and out would be much appreciated.
Congratulations to the following students who have received Principal's Awards, for demonstrating our school values. They are Ashleigh Webster-Marr, Michaela Willshire, Daniel Rogers and Tally Cox.
JUNIOR PRIMARY AWARDS
At our Junior Primary assembly last week, the following children received Program Achieve awards -- Jacob Anderson, Breanna Trueman, Blake Stopp, Stewart Mayne, Bailey Furniss, Lachlan Fawcett, Isabel Vardas, Ronan Wright, Sharni Bird, Tayla Rogers, Maddison Leach, Tyson Berry, Lydia Ellacott, Elenore Kneebone and Chane Jacobs. Well done to these people!
Again we had a great Music Night last Thursday. A big thank you to Barb Williams for all her hard work in preparing for the evening. Thanks also to the music teachers and to the students for their wonderful efforts, as well as to the parents and families who came to support their children on the night.
NURSING HOME CAR PARK
Personnel from the Nursing Home have reminded us that their car park is not one to be used for school purposes. The "Lifestyle Village" complex owns the car park and as such the nursing home has no legal cover for this area and will not be held liable for any incidents. We would also assume that the village is not liable for any unauthorised parking
HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ?
you to stop your MS Readathon reading and collect your sponsorship money from family and friends.
MS Readathon has posted mum or dad a letter telling them how to send us your money so that we can give you the cool rewards you have earned. If they didn't receive a letter or you need a new receipt book, you can call our NSW office on 1300 677 323.
You can also find all the latest MS Readathon news at www.msreadathon.org.au.
When does MS Readathon finish?
If you started reading on May 3 then your reading time finishes on June 7. Did you start reading after May 3? Just count five weeks from the day you first started reading and that is when your MS Readathon finishes.
When does money need to be sent in by?
We would like everyone to get his or her money in to us by August 16th so you have a few weeks to keep fundraising after your reading date finishes! Don't forget to post us your reading and sponsor lists as well as your receipt book. It will take us a few weeks to get your rewards to you so please be very patient- Bosko will be very busy!
Even though MS Readathon time is almost up, remember to always keep those books open- reading is lots of fun! Thank you once again for your wonderful support!
Have a great long weekend.
Mon. 12th June CLOSED
Tues. 13th June CLOSED -- PUPIL FREE DAY
Wed.14th June Karen Erlandsen
Thur. 15th June Tracey Willshire
Fri. 16th June Glenys Moylan
Mon. 19th June CLOSED
Tues. 20th June Katrina Allen
Wed. 21st June Andrea Chapman
Thur. 22nd June Tracey Willshire
Fri. 23rd June Sue Phillips
Regards, Helen King
Our cross-country team has competed in two races so far. The first race was at Flagstaff Hill and the second race was on a bike track near Woodend School. We have fifteen runners in our team and we have all been training hard. Our team memberís names and placing in the two races are:
Flagstaff Hill Woodend
Teea Price 18th 12th
Jesse Moore 16th 9th
Laura Smith 15th 6th
Caleb Daniels 1st 1st
Jake Stratton 6th 5th
Ali Wilson 8th 6th
Kiara Allen 29th 30th
Nicole Robertson 10th 12th
Ben Richardson 3rd 4th
Luke Szeitz 38th 23rd
Leah Wright 2nd 1st
Elise Hardwick 9th 6th
Kate Moore 13th 16th
Kieren Smith 24th 21st
Chris Clarke 19th 14th
By Teea Price
A coordinator for Soccer is urgently needed. Anyone interested in taking on this role is urged to contact Georgie Goldfinch on 8387 2230.
Just a reminder that Kyton's orders need to be in by Wednesday 14th June at the Book Room Window. The pick up of orders is on Wednesday 21st June after 2:00pm in the Hall. Please bring plastic bags for orders.
Uniform Shop is open
Wed. 3:00 -- 3:30 pm
Fri. 8:30 -- 9:15 am.
Our next meeting is Wednesday 5th July at 9:00 am in the Long Room. All welcome -- come for a cuppa!
Karen Erlandsen Secretary.
OSHC will be open on the Pupil Free Day, Tuesday 13th June 2006. We still have vacancies if care is needed for your children.
Director 8322 2411 or 0417 898 73
ANGLICARE SA -- Foster Carers wanted NOW for overnight, weekends or longer term stays. Contact Rowena at Anglicare on 8256 2185.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS -- Preliminary First Aid Course -- July 2006 School Holidays for students between the ages of 11 and 15. For more information contact 8293 9200 or 1300 367 428.
SACA JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRICKET CLINICS
The South Australian Cricket Association July Cricket Clinics are being held from July 17-21 2006 at the Adelaide Oval. The clinics offer both individual and group coaching for boys and girls of all ages. All coaching is done by SACA accredited coaches.
For prices and more information you can visit www.cricketsa.com.au at the Favell-Dansie Indoor Centre page and download a brochure or phone Shaun Seigert on 83003838.
I / We would like to book a table for the Quiz Night on July 1st.
At this stage I would like a table for __________ people.
Name __________________________________ Child's class _______________________________
Signed _________________________________ Date: _________________I enclose deposit of $20 for the table.
QUIZ NIGHT DONATION
I / We would be willing to donate a prize for the QUIZ Night on July 1st.
The prize will be _____________________________
Name __________________________________ Child's class ________________________________Signed __________________________________ Date: _________________