Term 4 2015
Celebrating 20 Years of
Excellence in Education
3 December 2015 Issue 39/40
Monday’s Year 6 Graduation Dinner was very successful. Families and staff members were very proud of the
mature way students conducted themselves on the night and throughout the year. In the Valedictory
Speeches students acknowledged the success of our Tribes Agreements, the Woodroffe Way and our high
expectations which have prepared them well for middle school and beyond. However, we all know that
schools and parents must work together in honest partnership to be able to achieve students’ maximum
potential. I believe with 2015 Year 6 students we have achieved this and as a result have been a great
group. They have tried their best to achieve academically and socially the have been very supportive of
each other, congratulations!
Today we have our Early Childhood Disco (Transition - Year 2) during the school day and the Primary Disco
(Year 3 - 7) this evening. Please do not let your children arrive before 6:50pm and pick them up promptly at
On Friday children will bring home their Semester 2 Reports. Pease contact class teachers early next week
for any queries you may have. As you know our school’s focus is on Literacy and Numeracy so when
children complain of being bored during the holidays, as they invariably do, it is a good opportunity to
encourage reading books and discussing the story and characters together. Revising time, money and
numbers can also me made fun and is a great way to maintain children’s learning.
Last night Preschool held their Christmas concert. It was a delight to see so many supportive and proud
families in attendance. We all enjoyed the children’s Christmas songs and dancing. We look forward to these
young students joining us next year in mainstream. They will be part of the Early Achievement Centre and
will still play in their familiar Preschool ground for the first three terms.
would like to
are now being
taken for 2016. If you are the parent of a
Transition child places are limited.
Please contact Linda or Samantha with
any inquires on 89313533.
Telephone: (08) 89837600
Woodroffe Skoolbag App
Email: [email protected]
Year 6 Graduation
Class of 2015!
Thank you to the families who have purchased
raffle tickets in support of our Special
Extras tickets are available at the Pandanus
Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 5. Please
remember to put your child’s name and class
on them before returning them to school.
The winners will be drawn by Mrs Reeves at
the completion of Tuesday’s concert. There will
also be a special prize for the class who raises
the most money.
Thank you so much to Cazalys and Coffee
Club Palmerston for their very generous
Good Luck to all families from Pandanus!
Cyber Safe session for everyone! Keeping
our children safer for the holidays.
NT COGSO will be hosting a ThinkUKnow presentation
on Saturday 5 December from 2.00pm to 3.15pm at Airport
Rydges Hotel and all parents and carers are encouraged to attend.
ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that
educates parents, carers and teachers how young people are using
technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help
them overcome them in a safe and ethical way.
ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian
Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the
Commonwealth Bank. The program is delivered in collaboration
with policing partners New South Wales Police Force, Northern
Territory Police, Queensland Police, South Australia Police,
Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police, as well as
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.
The presentation will be delivered by a law enforcement member
and an industry volunteer. It will cover issues relating to young
peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other
users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices
they are using, popular websites, apps and social networking sites.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the online
environment, and how you can help children to be safe and
responsible users of technology. For more information visit
www.thinkuknow.org.au or contact Kim Hoyle on 89993255.
Please note there will
be no student banking
Our Lost property box is overflowing! If you
are missing lunchboxes, jackets, toys, hats or
other items please look through the box at the
back of the office to claim your lost treasures.
Anything left at the end of
the year will be donated to a
charity. To assist in
returning lost items to their
rightful owners please
remember to label all items
brought to school.
As the Canteen is running stock down before
the end of year please list a 2nd preference
when ordering lunches in case the 1st choice is
Only the following items will be available
for the remainder of term.
Mini pizzas, Cruiser pies, party pies, sausage
rolls, yiros, chicken nuggets, dim sims, fresh
and toasted sandwiches.
Snack food is available for counter sales.
Dates To Remember
Reports go home
Primary School Concert
Water Fun Day
Class parties & goodbye
Thursday 3 December
Friday 4 December
Tuesday 8 December
Wednesday 9 December
Thursday 10 December
Monday 25 January 2016