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eNewsletter 06/10/2017



3259 9366- Please call by 9.15am


Second Wednesday each month


Please go to our front page and follow the tuckshop link to order.


Please use the 2 minute zone correctly
1. Collect children from the top of the line
2. Keep moving- no kid- do a lap
3. Do not obstruct the zebra crossing
4. Never double park


Term 3 Suncorp Stadium Events
Please check your class event
Date -School Gate -Kick Off -Class
Not sure what to do and would like to volunteer?
Contact: Rob Ashby 0409 649 308
Or Chris McCabe 0428 357 860


​Term 4 Week 1


7 October Art Show


We are off to a great start this term. A huge welcome to our new families that have started this week with us. I hope that you enjoy your time with us at Petrie Terrace State School.  This term is a busy term with the Art Show, graduation, final excursions and all of the celebrations of the end of the year. 

Minister Kate Jones visited the school yesterday to host the launch of the Borobi Boogie competition campaign for the Commonwealth Games.  As we are the only school that she visited to start the campaign we will be the first applicants in the competition that will put us in the running to win some great prizes for the school and our students. Check out all of our dancers at the school Facebook page.
We need your company at the Art Show this Saturday night 7th October from 6;30-9:30pm.  We would love to see you at the annual event.
Monday 16th October in week three is a student free day.  Please add this to your term calendar.
Next week the school will distribute a letter regarding your child/children returning to Petrie Terrace State School for 2018. Placement of students in classes will start to take place shortly.  If you would like to make a request regarding this placement please inform me in writing by Friday 27th October. Requests for a particular teacher will not be supported.  The information in the letter should be a request for particular needs that your child may have.  Every effort will be made to fulfil that request, however it will still be up to the discretion of the school.
This term we welcome Ms Marife Tempest to our staff as our new cleaner.  Please make her feel welcome as she is keen to be part of our little town.  This term also sees the departure of Dee Ware our welfare worker to further her career aspirations.  Anna Tate will be taking her place for the rest of the year.
Have a great week
Sandy Hackshall


The next meeting to discuss oval development will be held on Wednesday 11 October from 5pm - 6:30pm (immediately prior to P&C meeting).  Our consultant will present the community with options for the use of the space. Come along to have your say.
The next meeting of the Petrie Terrace P&C will be on Wednesday 13th September at 6.30pm in the Bumbletown Hall.  See you there.
I am pleased to advise that myself (Lyndall McCabe) and Nat Ivory have put our names forward to run the tuckshop in Term 4.
Our commitment is to continue the nutritious and yummy food at affordable prices to the PTSS students, following on from the legacy that the caring and passionate Bonnie Masters has managed to provide to date. 
Proposed Term 4 Menu
Brain break:
Various fruit
First break:
Rice Paper Rolls
Hot Diggity Dog
Veggie Dog
Chicken Asian Noodle Salad (can be ordered without chicken)
Meat & salad sandwiches/rolls/wraps
Falafel & salad sandwiches/rolls/wraps
Second break:
Sweet treat
Pick n mix
Fruit juice poppers (icy cold)
To make the tuckshop fun & successful, we do need volunteers to help out on Thursday mornings & make the sweet treat. You don’t have to be a Master chef to volunteer – muffins, slice or large biscuits are just some options to bake. Please contact me at if you have any questions or queries – ideally we need to organise a roster for the term.
The revised menu will be uploaded in the 2nd week of the September holidays and an email will be sent once done.
AND don’t forget, you can pre – order for the entire term if that assists in getting one task off your list.
Kind Regards,
ART SHOW - Saturday, 7th October
Don’t forget to book your babysitter, this is a night not to be missed!
Hampers and prizes have been put together by the Parent Reps for raffles and silent auctions on the night of the Art Show. 
The school uniform shop sells swimming bags for $12.  Don’t forget to stop by on Friday and pick-up one ready for Term 4 if you haven’t as yet got one.  Ideally a swimming bag should have the following characteristics (ours does):
• Water Proof - so it doesn’t leak in the school bag.
• Can be carried like a backpack - so your child can walk hand in hand (if required) with their partner to swimming.
• Large enough to fit in all their gear - with enough space to make it easy.  Too small makes it really hard for the littles one.
Thank-you so much to the many wonderful families and individuals who participated in the organising of the Disco…and also to all of those who attended!  The turnout was massive and the atmosphere electric!
With only a month to organise, it was obvious from the start that this is an event that everyone wants.  So many volunteers came forward to help and went above and beyond.  Thank-you all for being so easy to work with.  What could have been stressful was actually heaps of fun.  We are a fortunate school to have such a pool of talent with great ideas and the work ethic to match. 
It is very difficult to name everyone, however, the following names need to be acknowledged:
Sandy - for being so flexible with the use of school resources and trying to work out the best time within a short time frame (and minefield of other events.)
Brad - for working tirelessly all day to help with set-up and coming in on Saturday to get the hall tidied up.
P&C - for being open minded to doing things differently and trying out some new ideas.
Chris McCabe, Bonnie Masters & Katie Morris - for organising Food Trucks - not an easy task with only 4 weeks to plan.
Lyndall McCabe - for tallying RSVP’s and organising Raffles & Prizes
Johanna Osborne - for your generous donation of glow sticks to every child
Donna - for setting up the volunteer spreadsheet and organising the paperwork!
Cleo & the decorating team (Amy, Deb, Delwyn, Bonnie, Ky, Camille) - Utilising mostly existing resources to decorate with Delwyn’s wonderful CD decoration idea and Bonnie’s generous donation of balloons and extras.
Rob Ashby - I tried to give him the night off (for Father’s Day and because he was solo parenting on the night) but he wouldn’t have it. Such a huge job liaising with the community to get good deals and $15 champagne that tasted at least $30!
Bar Volunteers - Let’s face it - this is the place to be - but thank-you anyway!
Set-up Crew - Too many to name and also consisting of some of our lovely 2016 Seniors who were never going to miss the fun.
Greg Steele & the pack away team - also too many to name.  They left the grounds so tidy that there was barely anything to do on Saturday morning!
and last but certainly not least…
Our wonderful DJ Jana (and mum to Benedict & Sebastian who was also there to help set-up).
Thank you also to the beautiful teachers who were able to come along to witness the craziness that is school disco.  It was lovely to see you there and have a chat.
Disco Competitions
Best dad/child dance team – Jamie, step dad to Fred & Maggie
Best “dad lookalike”- Aewyn 
Father’s Day raffle
Firstly may I thank everyone for their support with this raffle. A special mention to our lovely ladies in the office who also provide their ongoing support – thank you!!
The winners are as follows:
1st prize – Nat Ivory (mother to Winter & Indiana)
2nd prize – Johanna Osborne (mother to Milan)
Thank-you also to our prize donors:
Mr Mick Burrill – Brookwater golf course donated the 2 games.
McCabe's – beers, Ranwsley's – wine
That’s a wrap for this year.  If you have ideas and want to put your name forward to help with planning and organising the next one please come to the next P&C meeting (second Wednesday each month) or email
Rosanna Paul (Rawnsley)
AND THANK YOU ROSANNA!  What a mammoth effort to coordinate all that!  You are amazing and generous.  Thank you from us all. xx
New School Banking rewards now available!
Exciting new Term 4 rewards with a Future Savers theme are now available, while stocks last!
• Pencil + Tech Case 
• Epic Earphones
 For every deposit made at school students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for exclusive School Banking reward items in recognition of their regular savings habits. There are two new items released each term so be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program and remember, School Banking day is every Friday.
Tokyo Disneyland Grand Prize Winner
It's almost time to discover the winner of this year's Future Savers Grand Prize competition. The winner of this unforgettable family trip to Tokyo, Disneyland will be announced on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Winner's details will be published online at  banking  


BRISBANE CITY CLUSTER SCHOOLS United in Pursuit of Educational Excellence Presents - A PARENT INFORMATION SESSION with Tony Ryan
Preparing Young People for Work and Life. What are we doing to our young people? It’s an amazing world out there, and all we do is tell them how awful it’s going to be up ahead. Yet the future is not just something that happens to us. It’s something we create with the actions we take today. This powerful and entertaining session from an education futurist will explain what form those actions can take. Get ready to hear about a possible future of work and life that may be dramatically different to the world of today.
Tony Ryan is an education futurist. In the past two decades, he has directly worked with over 1000 schools, colleges, TAFEs and universities in 10 countries around the world. He is the author of the Thinkers Keys, The Ripple Effect, Mindlinks, Wrapped In Living and a series of manuals and workbooks that stimulate innovative thinking in classrooms. His latest book ‘The Next Generation’ has just been released by Wiley and Sons publishers. More information about Tony is available at and on twitter @aussietony.
Windsor State School Hall
Monday 16 October 2017
6:45 – 8:00pm
Admission $10 – pre-purchase tickets from your school before the night.



YMCA Rat Race is a cheesy and challenging obstacle course event set to RAT- tle Brisbane on the 15th of October 2017. 
The 8 or 4km obstacle team challenge starts under the Story Bridge in Captain Burke Park and runs along Kangaroo Point cliffs, through the Botanical Gardens and back to finish in Captain Burke Park.
Families come in all shapes and sizes – so we have come up with lots of options for you! The Family Event will be open to children 7-12 years and must be accompanied by at least one adult. Family teams will run a shorter 4km course and tackle 7 obstacles.
Enjoy obstacles, cheesy encounters, scenic views followed by the wine & food festival at the finish. Chill out to some tunes and re-live those cheesy moments on the course together!
There will be fun activities for kids of all ages.
Share an amazing experience together as a family and create lifelong memories while supporting a great cause – helping underprivileged kids with a healthy start to the day.
More information: