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A Message from the Principal – Issue 24

Nov 19, 2019

Dear Parents, Children and Friends,

Annual General Meeting
Last night was our Annual General Meeting for the School Board and the P&F. This was an opportunity for the various groups within the school to report back the incredible work completed by our community this year. I was delighted to see so many parents attend the evening; we greatly appreciate your support.

During the evening, I presented my principal report which can be found HERE.

We also announced the teaching staff for 2020:

Community Playgroup: Ella Redding

Pre-Kindy: Ella Redding (Tuesday)

Kindergarten: Cathy Huggins

Pre-Primary: Nadene Andrews, Carolyn Ince

Year One: Megan Grove, Jenna Crosby

Year Two: Treasa Young (M-W) & Rebecca Baran (Th-F), Lisa Parker

Year Three: Deanne Walker, Jackie Dunne

Year Four: Rosina Rennie, Rachael Araujo

Year Five: Damian Purcell & Caris Lawson, Margaret Brown & Ella Redding (F)

Year Six: Courtney Pearmine, Chris Giannasi

Health: Peter Elek

STEAM: Gloria Ward

Physical Education: Caris Lawson

Indonesian: Natalie Belcastro

Music: Suzie Giannasi

Learning Support & Sparks (G&T): Lindy McQueen

We congratulate the following members of the P&F for 2020:
President: Shannon Britten
Vice President: Keris Gordon
Treasurer: Naomi Agosta
Secretary: Marie Paragalli

P&F Committee:
Nadene Andrews
Catherine Howarth
Sinead Forbes
Cathy Huggins
Guy Paragalli
Jackie Fernando
Danita James

We also congratulate Erin Peacham for being elected to the School Board for 2020.

2020 Dates
We are currently finalising the dates for 2020. Please find below important dates for 2020.

Students begin: 3 February
Term one ends: 9 April

Term two begins: 29 April
Term two ends: 3 July

Term three begins: 20 July
Term three ends: 25 September

Term four begins: 12 October
Term four ends: 11 December (Students)

Pupil Free Days: 28 February
28 April
29 May (Catholic Day)
23 July
24 July

Class Placement & Meet the Teacher Day
Class placements have now been finalised and children will be informed of their class teacher on Tuesday 10 December at 9am during the “Meet the Teacher” whole school transition session. Class lists will then be posted on classroom doors that afternoon. Please note, there will be no alteration or change to publicized class lists.

Thanksgiving Mass: 10 December
ALL Year 1 to Year 6 students and their families are invited to attend our final Eucharistic celebration for the year; the Thanksgiving Mass at 6 PM at St Simon Peter Church. Students are to be dressed in full summer uniform and are asked to meet their teachers outside the church at 5.45pm at the latest. The Thanksgiving Mass will begin promptly at 6 PM and is compulsory for all students. I look forward to this very special celebration.

Prize Giving Assembly: 6 December
You are invited to attend the Prize Giving Assembly on Friday 6 December at 8.30am. This is our last whole school gathering for the year and a wonderful opportunity to farewell our 2020 school leaders, our Year Six students and recognise a select group of students who have made such a positive impact on our school community.

Kindergarten and Pre Kindy 2020
We still have a number of places available for Kindergarten and Pre Kindy 2020. May I ask our families to please see Mrs Nagy in the office to book an appointment to have your Kindergarten or Pre Kindy interview as offers are currently being made and numbers are being confirmed.

End of Semester Reports
Parents will receive their children’s End of Year reports on 11 December. It is important to note that:
• Expected progress is the maintenance of a grade.
• If the student receives the same grade for two consecutive reports, they have made progress.

If you require an interview with your child’s class teacher to discuss the report, these will be conducted on Tuesday 17 December. Please ring Mrs Nagy at the office or see your class teacher to make an appointment, if required.

Upcoming Important Dates
• 3 December: Year 4 to 6 Advent Reconciliation
• 4 December: Kindy Christmas Concert at 1.45pm in the hall
• 5 December: Water Corporation Incursion for Year One, Senior Band Performance at 3 PM
• 6 December: Prize Giving Assembly at 8:30 AM, School Disco
• 10 December: Meet the Teacher whole school transition at 9 AM, Thanksgiving Mass at St Simon Peter Church 6 PM
• 11 December: Talent Quest in the hall at 1:10 PM (Parents are most welcome to join us)
• 12 December: Year Six Excursion to the Maze
• 13 December: Pre Primary Christmas Assembly at 8:30 AM, Last day of school for students

God bless our school and those within it.

Miranda Swann
Principal

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