From the Principal
YEAR 6 STUDENT LEADERSHIP
The competition for Year 6 leadership roles for Semester 2 was very tough. Many students presented very convincing, entertaining and heartfelt speeches to their peers and teachers. The results of the voting have given the school a new group of very capable and responsible students to continue leading the school in a positive direction.
The staff and students would like to thank our Semester 1 Student leaders for their hard work and commitment to the school in their leadership roles. We know we can always rely on these students to support the new leaders and continue to demonstrate the School’s Values and Virtues.
(Pictured above) Room 18 – Harry Von N (Absent) and Claire L, Room 19 – Cooper R and Harley K, Room 22 – Audrey MH and Georgia S and Room 23 – Walter G and Sonny G.
Shakespeare – Chilli L and Eva T, Axford – Karenza N and Taj H, Menzies – Georgia K and Harry D and Finn H, Braithwaite – Milli L and Jetson W.
There are many other important Student Leadership opportunities that are vital in supporting many school programs. These include: Library, Art, Music, ICT, Sound, PR and Resources. We would like to thank the students who volunteered their time in Semester 1 and welcome the new students to these roles.
Cherrie Fletcher – Year 6 Leadership Coordinator
FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVALS
We have several Faction Carnivals scheduled for this term, starting with the Year 1 and 2 Carnival on Friday 6 August at 8.30am – 12.30pm followed by the Year 3 and Year 4 Carnival Thursday 19 August on the school oval and the Year 5 and 6 Carnival on Friday 3 September at Menzies Oval from 8.30am – 12.30pm.
*Please Note – Students who are not directly involved in each carnival event are expected to attend school and engage in the teaching and learning program designed and delivered by their classroom teacher. Parents need to be aware that if students are notified as absent and attend the carnival under parent supervision as a spectator, they will be considered an unauthorised absence. Most classes will visit and view the various carnivals and get to see siblings in action.
ITALIAN POSTER COMPETITION – CONGRATULAZIONI!
Big congratulations to our Italian Award Winners in the statewide WAATI Competition (Italian Teachers Association):
First Prize Winners
Year 2: James A – Prize Pack Topic: Carnevale Character in Venice
Year 4: Livia P- $30 Topic: My Typical Day
Year 5: Dhilian D – $50 Topic: Real Estate Advertisement for a Mansion by the Sea
Year 6: Eva T – $50 Topic: My Hobbies
Congratulations also to our students who placed or received a commendation:
Alice P (Yr 3), Hugh M (Yr 3), Anastasia M (Yr 3), Edward L (Yr 3), Henry D (Yr 4), Eden B (Yr 4), Sasha G (Yr 5), Evelyn R (Yr 5), Jonah C (Yr 6), Sarah S (Yr 6).
Students in Years 2-6 put a phenomenal effort into their submissions for the competition and they should be very proud of their results. Bravissimi studenti!
Signora Monisse, Language Specialist
100 DAYS OF SCHOOL PARTY
Since the beginning of the year, we have been counting up to our 100th day of Year 1 – we are all now 100 days smarter! Today in Room 1 and Room 12 we completed lots of fun 100 themed activities!
BOB HAWKE COLLEGE
We are aware that there is a clash of events with the Year 6 Camp and Bob Hawke College Orientation Day. We are working to resolve this and provide a suitable option for our students.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
The College offers College based selective programs in Music, Visual Arts and Academic Challenge Program to enrolled students. Families of students eligible to enrol at the College and who are interested in applying for the College Based Selective Programs are invited to attend a parent information night to be held at Bob Hawke College Wednesday 4 August. There will be two sessions, with the first commencing at 3:45pm. Bookings are essential and can be made through the links on the College Facebook page or Events on the College website. For more information please contact the Bob Hawke College on 9222 5600.
Congratulations to our next lot of Super Mathletes! These students have achieved the most points in Mathletics across their year level, in Weeks 5-10 last term. They received a certificate of achievement and a trophy, which they will display in their classroom until it is passed on to the next Super Mathlete.
Year 1 – Edison L, Year 2 – Lachlan K, Year 3 – Edward L, Year 4 – Lucie F, Year 5 – Zeke B, Year 6 – Lily E
Sarah Kalebic – Maths Curriculum Leader
The SHEESH!! Disco – Tickets on Sale Now!!
Friday 10 September in the School Undercover area. Purchase Tickets on Qkr!
Tickets MUST be collected prior to the event at either the Faction Athletics Carnivals (9am-1130am) or outside the undercover area on 25 August and 8 September @ 8.15am – 9.00am.
NOTE ; This is ‘Pre-Event Sales’ only. Tickets WILL NOT be available to purchase on the day.
There will also be a Parent Bar Area and Food trucks on site for your enjoyment. See our socials for more details.
Terms 3 and 4 are busy ones for the P&C!! We have many opportunities for you to get involved in this fabulous community of parents. Below are dates to mark down on the calendar, with further information to be released during the term. If you have any queries in the meantime, please send them our way via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Sell Cupcakes @ The Faction Athletics- Friday 6 August, Thursday 19 August and Friday 3 September.
Disco – Friday 10 September – We need almost 100 volunteers for this event to run! Please sign up HERE
Lapathon – Friday 17 September – Help count laps, set up, pack away and generally get in the Spirit!Art Auction – Friday 12 November – Help Create masterpieces with your kids in Art classes leading up to the event, serve drinks or lend your hand at being an Auctioneer on the night!
FACTION ATHLETICS CUPCAKES STALL
Inviting all our ‘Would be Betty Crockers’ in the parent community to show off their baking skills at this year’s Faction Athletics carnivals.
Drop your cupcakes at the P&C stall prior to the event commencing. Each cupcake fetches a gold coin donation from those wishing to indulge their sweet tooth. Proceeds from sales of the cupcakes go to the P&C’s ongoing projects for enriching our school grounds and curriculum.
As always, thank you for your support. We look forward to running this ‘fun-raiser’ with you.
MISSING HAT ORDERS
Have you ordered a hat from the uniform shop and it hasn’t been delivered? Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you. School hats are currently on back order. As soon as they arrive the Uniform shop volunteers will have them delivered to the classrooms. Thanks for your patience.
MILO COOKIE MAKER WANTED
We have loved all our regular and new volunteers in the canteen! Our school and kids value your input and commitment in helping out.
We are looking for a superstar parent in the eyes of the kids! We would love to have a regular Milo Cookie Baker in our canteen on Mondays (or Tuesdays)! Happy to run it on a rotational basis – being either weekly/fortnightly/potentially monthly… Please email Claudia, the Canteen Convenor email@example.com to register your interest and for more information. Alternatively we would love to have you in our canteen to cover a recess and/or lunch shift… please click on THIS LINK to register. Thank you!
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