Letting off steam
The last couple of days of Term 3 were full of fun activities designed especially for the older students to let off steam after all their hard work on exams and assignments.
For the first time, senior students were treated to a Funarama afternoon. The sun shone down hotly, making the water games especially popular. The jumping castle and inflatable swinging arm game were all the rage with students with a little more energy on the sweltering day.
Middle School students enjoyed their traditional Messy Games afternoon. This is a day where any adult not wanting to be covered in slime or shaving cream should avoid the oval! It was another warm day which made cleaning up with the hose almost as enjoyable as the messy games. Photos are in Mrs Vreeling’s Middle School News article.
It takes a lot of planning (and humour) by the teachers and staff to run these events so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them.
Long service leave
Mark Bowman (4G) is on well-earned long service leave during Term 4. Merisa Mumba will be taking over 4G for four days and Leetice Evans for the fifth. These two ladies are very capable teachers and even though Mr Bowman will be missed, the education of 4G students is in very good hands.
You will be reading this after the Volunteers’ Lunch has taken place but I have to write it before the event to meet the deadline. I will be able to give you a fuller report (along with photos) in the next newsletter but I’m sure we would have enjoyed a lovely time together.
This year we are trying something new by using the Beerwah Community Hall for the lunch. Our wonderful Hospitality students, led by the amazing Colleen Devitt, will be taking very good care of us and I am really looking forward to the event.
Our volunteers are a very special and significant part of our College and there is no adequate way to repay them for all their hours of work so this lunch is a very small way to say thank you.
P and F Piano
The P and F work hard for the school and the students really benefit from their tireless efforts. Recently this benefit was in the form of an upright UX3 Yamaha piano. The Music Department and students will make great use of this valuable instrument and are very grateful for the gift. I’d like to thank all the members of the P and F and also the families who supported them by selling chocolates, buying Mothers and Fathers’ Day gifts.
Mike Curtis, Principal