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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

NEWSLETTER - Number 6, 29th April 2008
Welcome to Term 2 and our first newsletter for the term,
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page to read them...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

COUNTING THE NUMBERS...
Currently over 4090 visits, nearly 600 a week from over 90 locations around the world...






Since starting the blog at the beginning of the year, we have had over 4090 visits for not only our students and parents, but many others from around the world. We are averaging close to 600 hits a week from about 90 locations from within Australia and around the world. We have grandparents, relatives and friends in other countries visiting to see students who have won certificates or are performing in one of the video clips...welcome to you all.
It is great that students and their parents are able to give you this address so you can have a look from wherever you are around the world... We use Clustrmap and Geoglobe to record these visits. Clustrmap has puts dots on the world map and Geoglobe shows the flags of the countries visitors come from and clicking on them shows the city the visitor is from. I have included some examples to see. We also have a counter to record overall numbers and of course some people are making regular visits.

Friday, April 11, 2008

ANZAC CEREMONY...
Today we had our ANZAC Ceremony to remember those who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms and lifestyle we have today. Thankyou to our special guests, Mr Stewart who spoke about his war time experiences and Mrs Velterop who played the bugle for us. Also thanks to all the students who had special parts to play, the choir and vocal and string ensembles and teachers and staff who assisted to make it such a special event. Special thanks to Mrs McKay for all her hard work in putting the ceremony together. Thanks to our students for their photo and video work also, we'll make sure we have a tripod for next year...













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Jasmine speaking and Raising the flag...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ASSEMBLY 5 CERTIFICATE WINNERS...
Wednesday, 9th April 2008













1.Faith K 2.Michael S 3.Ronan M 4.Ritika S 5.Emma P 6.James B 7.Aurelia J 8. 9.Campbell F 10. Kingsley F 11.Ashna R 12.Felicity G 13.Celine K 14.Jamin W 15.Matthew T 16.Zhaorong F 17.Kalpa de S 18.Jessica T 19.Callum B 20.Missing...Emma G

AUSSIE OF THE MONTH WINNERS...

These are our first winners of the newly instituted award for students demonstrating strong values and citizenship qualities...Please congratulate our worthy winners for April...








Senior: Evon T Yr7 , Middle: Sophia C Yr5 , Junior: Keeley L Yr2

CHOIR AND VOCAL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES...
The Choir and the Vocal Ensemble sang several songs at their assembly today and did a very good job, much to the credit of our Music Teacher, Mrs Robinson. Thank you to Mrs Robinson and her accompanyist friend Dale Kircher... The video clips don't do justice to the hard work and competence of our singers, but are a glimpse of the talent we have both in our staff and our students. Note: The loud "bang" heard in the Choir's second song, is a noisy worker loading a truck outside the assembly area.

School Choir - "On With The Show"...
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School Choir - "One Voice, One Song"
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Vocal Ensemble - "It's A Lovely Day"...
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Vocal Ensemble - "Hallelujah"...
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GRADUATION SHIRTS ARRIVE...

Shirts for our graduating Year 7 students arrived today and they were excited to be able to have them straight away....here are some of the senior girls with their shirts after winning the 3 on 3 basketball competition today...They call themselves "The Three Musketeers"...!!










3 ON 3 BASKETBALL WINNERS...

The finals of the 3 on 3 Basketball Competition were held this afternoon with the Girls team, The 3 Musketeers above, defeating the Shorties...In the boys competition it was The 4 Musketeers winning over The Polka Dotted Pansies...!! Both games were hard fought....well done to Emma G, who the comp and Mr J for all their hard work...and our referees, Beau and Taleisha...














STILL LIFE ARTWORKS...
Area 4 students have been working on still life art works and they are on display in the office foyer for everyone to see....they look very effective too, well done to all those arty workers...







Monday, April 7, 2008

BOOKCLUB HELPS OUR LIBRARY...
All the books you have been buying through Bookclub have been adding up and the points earned have added up to quite a sum. With these points we've been able to get 48 new books for our library. Thanks to our Bookclub Coordinators, Susan Coleman and Kylie Thomson, who do a great job organising all these book orders for you and your children and now lots of new books for the library...thank you ladies. Here is a list of the books to go in the library....click on it to see a larger copy...






SNAIL STUDIES... The Pre Primary's are excited about studying snails and have lots of them in an aquarium in class. They have been designing snail homes and learning lots of things about them like having eyes on stalks and their feelers can also be called tentacles...


ANZAC BISCUITS... The Year 6/7's have been working hard making lots of ANZAC Biscuits as part of their studies into the ANZAC's. The staff were very tempted to sample some, as they cooled after being taken out of the stove in the staffroom before lunch.






YEAR 1/2's BALANCING ACT... The Year 1/2's have been learning about balancing weights on the Balancing Scales with Mrs Retallack and Ms Wheatley, who have been working closely together with their classes.









AREA NINE 3D SHAPES
... Area 9 are
learning lots about three dimensional shapes by making 3D structures. Callum and Brendon made a rocket and the class wrote about all the different shapes they had used to make it. Other students have made all sorts of structures and some are still working on theirs.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

2009 P&C CALENDARS....








Ordered yours yet...?

Friday is the last day...!!
These colourful calendars make great gifts for your extended family, friends, workmates,
playgroup, and so on... Help us raise money to improve school facilities and learning resources.

Check out this funky calendar at www.beyondcreative.com.au
Just $14.99 per calendar. Order forms accompanied the last school newsletter. Note: Orders must be in by this Friday, 11 April (last day of term). They will be delivered in September...

Contact Penny Ilott or the office for more details or forms.

MORE SWIMMING PHOTOS...
Here are more shots taken at the Interschool Swimming Carnival. These were taken by a number of students and the quality looks like it has been affected by some moisture on the lens.....