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eNewsletter 12/10/2017



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 4 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 2


16th October  Student Free Day  
18th October  2018 Prep Orientation evening
20th October  Footsteps commence


TERM FOUR - Visible learning in the classroom
This term the school will be focusing on Visible Learning.  The overall message is the importance of “Visible Teaching” and “Visible Learning”. Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when learning is the explicit goal: when there is feedback given and sought and when there are active, passionate, and engaging people, including teachers, students, and peers participating in the act of learning.
Professor John Hattie supports an important message: “what teachers do matters”, particularly those who teach in the most deliberate and visible way. Our teachers intervene in calculated and meaningful ways to alter the direction of learning in order to attain the desired goals. This also provides students with a range of learning strategies, including direction and re-direction and maximising the power of feedback from the student.
Please take the opportunity to ask your child about their learning and future goals. The message of Visible Learning complements the work that the school has been supporting over the past term of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria. Keeping all of this in mind I am excited about what our students already know and what they will learn during the term.
Monday 16 October in Week three is a Student Free Day.
WOW, what a fabulous night we had last Saturday. A huge thanks you to everyone involved with the organisation, preparation and implementation of the night. 
This week the school distributed a letter via email 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 27 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 discretion of the school.
Sandy Hackshall
On Monday 13th November we will be celebrating our gardens with a ‘School Feast Day’. During the morning, each peer support group will be create a dish to share for lunch using produce from our gardens.  To make it a success we will require your help in the form of extra ingredients and/or utensils from home.
Please assist us by asking your child what his/her group is making on the day and if they have been asked by a school leader to bring in anything from home.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send us an email.
Thank you so much for your support.
Dana and David


The hot weather's back and so is the delicious mango fundraiser! Order your trays of fresh, healthy and excellent quality Kensington Pride (aka Bowen Special) North Queensland mangoes in time for the Christmas holidays. Trays will be delivered straight from the farm to our school - supporting Queensland farmers and raising funds for "Our Little Town"! 
Cost per tray = $25
Each tray weighs approx. 7kg with 12 to 23 mangoes depending on size = approx. $1.50 per mango - excellent value for quality fruit!
Please take your order form and payment to the Office by 23rd October. Forms have been distributed to students and extra forms are also available at the office.
Any questions to Nancy or Bonnie
WOW! Thank you to our amazing art teacher Jess McVeigh and her fabulous parent helper Cleo for their wonderful work with our children to prepare and present the 2017 PTSS Art Show! So much planning and hands-on preparation went into this and it was a very memorable night that also raised money for our school. Thank you must go to Rosanna who organised the hampers, raffle, sale of artwork and numerous other tasks.
Speaking of Hampers… we were very lucky to receive some amazingly generous contributions to the Art Show Hampers & Prizes that some of you were lucky enough to win. In particular a huge thank you to the following businesses:
Sacha Drake $500 Voucher
Une Piece $200 Voucher
Peppermint Magazine Hamper Items
Swift Espresso Coffee Vouchers and Handmade Biscuits
Please support these wonderful businesses in our community.
And thank you also to the Parent Reps and others who generously contributed to the gourmet hampers or volunteered their time to assist in framing, hanging, selling raffle tickets, working behind the bar and cleaning up. 
The Tuckshop is up and running this term with our wonderful new Tuckshop Coordinators Lyndall McCabe and Natalie Ivory.
Tuckshop is on every Thursday and orders must be made online by 8pm the Tuesday prior at  Don’t forget you can pre-order for the entire term if that gets one task off your list.
A huge thank you to everyone that has already volunteered for the baking of the sweet treat – we are all full for the term!!!
There are several parking dates requiring volunteers please. The 13th and 21st October are the immediate ones. If you can spare a couple of hours for our biggest fundraiser, please have a look again at the Volunteer sign-up website and sign up:


The next P&C Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th November at 6:30 in the Bumbletown Hall.  All welcome.


BRISBANE CITY CLUSTER SCHOOLS United in Pursuit of Educational Excellence Presents

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.