Principal’s Post 17 October 2019
Welcome to the latest edition of “From The Principal’s Desk”
Can you believe its term 4 already? Welcome back to what promises to be a bumper term. It will be Christmas before we know it … that’s a bit scary.
CanTeen – Bandanna Day
As part of their role as student leaders, our prefects have chosen their charity to support this year. In our brainstorming earlier this year, a number of very worthy charities were listed; but in the end it was a unanimous decision to choose CanTeen. In short, CanTeen support teenagers who are dealing with cancer. They do this by hosting National Bandanna Day. National Bandanna Day is the major fundraising and awareness campaign for CanTeen Australia, held each year on the last Friday in October.
To help raise funds for this very worthy cause, the prefects will be selling bandannas from the start of school tomorrow all the way through to National Bandanna Day on Friday 25th October. The students will be set up in the courtyard between the school office and the Deputy’s office. Bandannas will be $5 each and students will be allowed to wear them at school from tomorrow up until the end of school on Friday 25th October.
The prefects will also be hosting a car wash on Friday 25th October; I will send more information out about this event closer to the day.
Surf Online Safe
As mentioned in our last newsletter, I am very pleased to announce that on the 26th November Paul Litherland will be presenting to our Year 5/6 the potholes and pitfalls of online surfing. Paul will explain to students what happens to photos that get uploaded or texted or sent via social media. He will also explain the issues and concerns with children who use apps like SnapChat/TicTok/Instagram/Facebook/Twitter etc.
As well as the presentation to students, Paul will be presenting to all parents who would like to attend. This is a free event, but a ticketed event. Please visit the Official School Facebook page or “click on the link” below to secure your seats at this event.
But hurry, soon I will be releasing tickets to surrounding schools to attend this very sought after event.
Voluntary Contributions Raffle
I am pleased to advise you that Ziggies (our Student Requirement List providers) will be providing three full Student Requirement Lists to our lucky raffle winners this term. How do you get a ticket I hear you ask? If you have paid your Voluntary Contributions, you automatically get a ticket in the draw. Haven’t paid your Voluntary Contributions yet? Don’t stress, you still have the opportunity to do this. You can either come in to the school office this week or pay via the Qkr! App. The first draw will be NEXT WEEK, with the second and third draw to follow in the weeks after. Good luck !!
Have a great weekend