This will be the final newsletter before the last week of the year which has so many important Primary College events. Here is the summary –
Monday 1 December – Orientation Day for all students for 2015 (current enrolments and new students). In some cases we have new staff who are coming from Christian Schools in Townsville, Brisbane, and Toowoomba so these students will have to be patient and wait till next year to meet these amazing new teachers. We are very confident that all new staff are quality teachers who in a number of cases have had many years of experience – even working in positions of added responsibilities in their current schools.
As you know Lynette Putzier will be returning in Semester 2 to her Year 4 class. Mrs Leary will be returning also to work with Mrs Rosenberg in Year 2 after Term 1.
Monday 1 December Prep – Year 2 Carols by Candlelight. Remember that help is needed for the P and F barbeque. An email with the details has already been sent.
Tuesday 2 December Breaking Up Day for Prep students
Tuesday 2 December Year 3 – 6 Christmas Concert. Have you responded to the email requesting assistance for the P and F barbecue?
Wednesday 3 December Junior Swimming Fun Day Years 1 – Year 3 (8 year olds only)
Wednesday 3 December Year 6 Graduation
Wednesday 3 December and Thursday 4 December Brigance Screening for Prep students
Thursday 4 December Break Up Day Years 1 – 6
Friday 5 December Pupil Free Day
I am sure students, parents and staff will all be ready for a well earned rest by the end of this week as the Christmas holidays begin.
Mothers in Waiting
We are farewelling Chappy Dani and Mrs Buchanan-Jeffs at the end of the year as they are embarking on a new calling – motherhood. This is the finest calling in the world and the most fulfilling. We wish them God’s blessing as they embark on this new experience.
The primary students have grown to love Chappy Dani as she has been out and about in classrooms and in the playground every day caring for children and developing strong relationships with them as well as presenting chapel stories.
We pray God’s blessings on Chappi Dani and Mrs Buchanan-Jeffs and have every confidence that their lives will be full of joy (or a bundle of joy) in the near future.
End of Year Guidelines
Christmas Carols and Candy Canes.
Over the years we have established a procedure that Christmas cards are only to be distributed in the last week of school. This avoids the problems of feeling that school has finished long before it actually has which can often lead to behaviour problems. So please leave cards for the final week only and we ask that candy canes are not given out with the cards. The sugar highs when children eat copious numbers of these during breaks tends to impact students. Reindeer antlers and elf hats are also not permitted at school.
Classes will be working right up until the last week – even if the lessons are a little different from usual.
Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary