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Term 3
14th August, 2013
Week 6– Book Week
Thursday 22nd August
Musica Viva performance
3-6 Touch Footy Gala day
Friday 23rd August
Book character parade & trivia
Regional Athletics
Week 7– 5/6 Camp
Monday 26th August
P&C @7:30pm
Week 5
Last Thursday and Friday I a ended the combined Primary Principals Associa on conference. These were a very informa ve two days. We heard from our new Execu ve Director, Ms Dail McGilchrist, who talked with the Principal group about the changes that are set to occur in how schools operate and our roles in leading these changes. I am excited by the possibili es the changes may bring in determining the priori es and areas of focus for each individual school. There will be differences in how schools are classified, staffed and managed. Addi onally, the way in 3rd September
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which schools are financed is also going to be somewhat Friday 6th September
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take me to adjust to, these reforms are a posi ve step and different. I believe that, even though these changes will will allow each individual school to ensure they provide Monday 9th September
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their school community with quality educa on. Thursday 19th September
P&C Disco
they progress. Friday 20th September
Assembly @ 2:50pm
Last day of Term 3
Term 4
Tuesday 8th October
Term 4 begins for staff & students
Monday 14th October
P&C Meeting @ 7:30pm
Friday 18th October
5/6 Cricket Gala day
Wednesday 23rd October
2014 Kindy Orientation session 1
Thursday 12th December
School Presentation Assembly
I will endeavour to keep you informed of the reforms as Bede Darcey
The newsle er can be found each week on our website
Planet Rhythm Performance We all had a fantas c me at the Planet Rhythm performance last Friday. The students had a great me learning about pitch, beat and rhythm. It was wonderful to see all of the many differing types of drums (and have a play too!) Term 3, Week 4 Assembly Award Recipients
Slade Quinn
Abigail Henderson
Tyson Gray
Tayla Campbell
Miss Copland
Rachel Loiterton
Logan Francis
Abbi Ross
Grace Krammer
Dylan Biles
Malayke Ginn
Nell Oflynn
Alicia Hollands
Maddisyn White
Ethan Francis
Tayla Campbell
Ben Heath
Lachlan Turner
Claudia Sharman
Peter Wilson
Holly Caffery
Emily Leslie
Akasha White
Shea Lyons
Sophie Harding
Jack Webster
Jacob Waters
2013 Book Week; Week 6, Term 3
Each year school and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating
books and Australian authors and illustrators.
Each year the celebration has a theme. This year’s theme is;
Read Across the Universe
Our school will be holding a
Book Character Parade & Open Day
Friday 23rd August 2013 from 10am
All students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Book Character.
After the parade, we will have a fundraising morning tea for parents and guests while the
children have lunch (Canteen will be holding a sausage sizzle/meal deal). If anyone would
like to donate baked goods for the 5/6 fundraising morning tea, please leave them in the
staffroom on Friday morning. Tea and Coffee will also be available.
At 11:45am, parents will be invited to go into classrooms where we will have a Book
At 12:30pm, we will assemble back in the hall. Students will be in peer support groups. We
will host a Book Week Trivia.
After the trivia we will have recharge. Parents are most welcome to stay around and have a
play with the students.
No Change at the Office When paying for ckets, excursions, bookclub, etc please enclose the correct money! For security reasons we do not keep money in the office and are unable to provide change. GEPS & Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser Saturday 28th September 2013 The GEPS P&C will be opera ng the Bunning’s fundraiser BBQ on Saturday 28th September 2013 between 8:30am and 4:30pm. We are in need of helpers on the day to prepare the food, turn the snags and serve the customers. If you could spare a li le me (or a lot) please complete the sec on below and return to the school office by Friday 6th September 2013. If you have any ques ons please call Amanda Harding on 0415 825 203. ——————————————————————————————————————————‐ Name: Phone No: _______________________________________ _______________________________________ I can help out at the Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
(Please circle a me below) 8:30am – 10:00am (Set up) 1:00pm – 2:00pm 10:00am – 11:00am 2:00pm – 3:00pm 11:00am – 12:00pm 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Clean & Pack up) 12:00pm – 1:00pm I can donate cakes/sweets for the cake stall Please keep in mind children are not permi ed within the stall for safety and insurance purposes.
Book Week Celebra on Meal Deal There will be NO CANTEEN on Friday 23rd August. The meal deal will be instead of canteen.
The meal deal will consist of; BBQ Sausage Sandwich Poppa / Water Packet of Chips Total= $4 (per pack) Extra Sausage Sandwich ‐ $2
Extra Poppa/ Water‐ $2
Please return the below order form on or before Wednesday 21st August, 2013. …………………………………………………………………………………………………
Book Week Celebra on Meal Deal Family Name Student Name ______________________________ Class Student Name _________ Class Student Name ________ Class Extra Hot Dog x $2.00 Extra Poppa / Water x $2.00 Total amount enclosed $ FREE Father’s Day Family Night
Thursday 29th August 6-8pm
Join us for a fantastic night of fun for the whole family!
Check out the V8Supercars from MDTC
& race Dad on our pedal car racing track!
* Make a toolbox DIY workshop
* Make a gift for Dad - Kids DIY workshop
* Power tool demonstrations & product displays
*Father’s Day gift Ideas *Fun activities, games & giveaways
* Face painting & glitter tattoos
* Kids colour-in competition winners
* Local junior sporting clubs
*Light refreshments and much, much more!
Enter our lucky door prize draw & you could
WIN Dad a V8Superlaps-5 Lap Drive @ MDTC
Fathers Day
Colouring Competition
Bunnings Warehouse is giving you
the chance to win one of three prizes
valued at $50.
Attached to this newsletter is the
colouring in sheet.
Entries must be received by 7.45pm,
Thursday 29th August and will be
displayed at the Bunnings Store.
Limit of 1 entry per person and open
to children aged up to & including 12
years old.
Winners will be drawn in store on
Thursday evening 29th August and
will be notified.
If you need more copies of the
colouring in sheet they are available
at the school office.

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