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3259 9366- Please call by 9.15am
PandC Meetings
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 3 Week 6

Upcoming Dates

21 - 25 August Book Week
25 August Book Week Parade
28 August Cyber Safety Talk
12.30-1.30pm Yr 3&4
2-3pm Yr 5&6

Principals Message

Dear All
What a fabulous week we have been having in Our Little Town. THINKSPORTS did not disappoint with the most amazing ideas being transformed into creations for our viewing pleasure.  Peer Support teams worked well together to solve problems during the challenges using their skills to listen well and create a story, memorise random items and to build with Lego to solve challenges.
THINKSPORTS is a unique Petrie Terrace State School event where students are immersed in the science, mathematics, technology and design curriculum resulting in rich learning.
Well done to all students who adopted a ‘Growth Mindset’ to try new things and had-a-go even when things didn’t work out the first time!
From time to time our teachers are host to Pre-Service Teachers. These student teachers work with the guidance of the classroom teacher and as such any questions about your child’s general progress and/or behaviour should continue to be directed to the classroom teacher. 
Book Week is being celebrated in Week 7. We will enjoy an author visit from David Lowe on Tuesday 22nd August and a Dress-Up Parade on Friday 25th August. Come dressed as your favourite book character.
I have once again enjoyed my time as Acting Principal and it has been great to touch base with many families I don’t get to see so often. Sandy Hackshall will return next week and we will all be pleased to see her back in the ‘Driver’s Seat’!
Enjoy the wonderful weather Mother Nature is giving to us!
Karryn Coombes (Acting Principal)
Head Lice
Please check your child’s hair for signs of head lice and follow through with treatments if needed.
We have had reports of head lice in our school. Some children are being checked and treated regularly. Unfortunately, other children are not being checked and consequently the head lice are continuing to be active and spread to the treated children. The parents of these children are finding that there is a constant need to treat their child’s hair and the task is becoming frustrating and distressing.
It would be appreciated if all parents could check your child’s hair and treat if necessary. If all families could do this we would then have a better chance of eradicating the lice.
More information can be obtained via the Queensland Health website: Just type in head lice in the search area.
What is STEM?
STEM is the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an integrated approach. Students gain and apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills and work collaboratively. This term 2/3G have started STEM Friday and the following are a snapshot of some of our STEM creations.
Maze – by Kaden and Arch

We were given a box with toothpicks and play dough and we had to build a maze with them. The yellow containers are pillars with fire coming out the top and you have to go through the maze without getting caught by the fires. The toothpicks help you find your way. We had problems building the fires because the sticks wouldn’t stand up so we fixed the problem by stacking the toothpicks on top of each other. It was hard thinking about how we were going to lay out the toothpicks but we figured it out by trying different ways.
Army Plane – by Kaden and Liam

We had to build a plane using only toothpicks and play dough. The problems we had were that it kept falling apart and it was tricking to do the guns.
Robot – Eveline and Violet
We had a box of Lego and we had to build a robot. We started with one piece of Lego in the centre and we built the robot out from there making sure it was balanced. We gave the robot two legs and then two arms so that it didn’t fall over. We ended up building an entire Lego robot family.


Let’s get active!
Do you walk, scoot, ride, catch public transport or car pool with your children to school? Wednesday is our Active School Travel day – a wonderful opportunity to leave the car at home and get active. A simple change to your routine not only makes your lifestyle healthier, but also reduces traffic in and around our school. Active School Travel has many benefits including – a more active and healthy lifestyle, safer streets, reduced congestion and a cleaner and greener community. So come on, let’s get active!

P&C News


GET YOUR DISCO ON!  Friday, September 1st, 6-8pm
The PTSS Family disco is just 2 weeks away.  It is always such a great night and an opportunity for families just to get together and have some fun.  (This is a family event which requires all children to have a parent attend with them.) 
FREE Entry
Food Truck ( & Bar/Drinks available for Purchase
(we are trying to source another food truck so if anyone can help with this please get in contact with Chris or Kate (
The fabulous DJ Djah-nah will organise music and games
To celebrate Fathers Day:
Fathers Day Raffle
“Come Dress as your Dad if you dare”
Daddy Dance Comp
Don’t forget to RSVP to Lyndall by Friday 25th August
(number of adult/children per family)
We also need Volunteers
Hope to see you there!
Next Meeting
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!


Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways: 
1. Online
Visit and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.
2. In branch
Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.
If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on School Banking day using their Dollarmites deposit wallet. School Banking day is Friday.
School Banking is a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives $5 when a student makes their first ever School Banking deposit and 5% on every deposit made through the school (to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).
The rewards currently available are
• Colour Change Markers
• 3D Chalk Set
• Tablet Case
• Smiley Emoji Keyring
• Volt Handball
Please note that the Cyber Handball Reward from Term 1 is now out of stock. We still have the Volt Handball that was released this term.
Future Savers Competition
Campaign dates: Monday 14th August to Friday 10th November
Competition structure: Make minimum 3 deposits during the campaign period to have a chance to win a High Tech prize AND complete the 3 augmented reality games available on the Future Savers App from Monday 16 October and complete the online entry form for a chance to win a Game Master prize
High Tech Prizes (for making 3 deposits)
- 60 x Sphero Ollie Racing Robots
- 80 x Garmin Kids’ Activity Trackers
- 90 x 3Doodler 3D Pen Sets
Game Master Prize (for completing the AR games and entering online)
- 50 x Nintendo Switch Neon Console Packs
**Please note: for a chance to win the Game Master Prize they must have done 3 deposits as well as the games and online entry form.

Community News

Community Ceilidh Dance
Emma Nixon is running a community Scottish Ceilidh dance on Friday 25 August 7-9pm at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Red Hill
Prices: Family $30; Adults $15; Concession $10
There will be a live band and dance instructor.
No experience necessary.
Surf Life Saving Queensland runs the community based Little Lifesavers program at several locations across Queensland including Southbank, Brisbane.
Running in Queensland since 1993, the Little Lifesavers program is a great introduction for children aged five to 11 to surf lifesaving without having to travel to the beach or join a surf life saving club. Our highly skilled surf lifesavers will guide the children through a structured program.
Throughout the program, children will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of games, sports, and educational activities which are all designed to slowly build their confidence in the water and teach them how to stay safe at the beach. Through this participants are also introduced to some of the basic principles of surf safety such as general rescue techniques, first aid and, if nothing else, these are vital skills they can take with them for life.
Our next program runs in the second week of the school holidays, 25th – 29th September 2017 at Street’s Beach, Southbank.
For more information
(07) 3846 8000
Kelvin Grove State College
Our  Music Department is holding a Soiree on Friday 18th August in the College Hall. We have young Jazz Musician, Jess Spina who performs with the Con Big Band and is featuring at the Brisbane Jazz Club later this year as well as showcasing three of our top ensembles - Big Band, String Quintet and Choir.
This is cocktail event which is catered, there will also be a cash bar selling beer, wine, soft drinks and juice. If you would like to attend the evening, tickets are available through at a cost of $40 per person, why not rustle up a table of eight and come along and enjoy a night out! It is an over 18 event…..NO KIDS!!!!
Futsal - Registration now open
5 A-side Indoor Soccer
Grading Games Aug/Sep
Competitions in October
Find a venue near you
0417 755 917
High Tea Book Launch for Parents of Teenage Girls
Please join me Michelle Mitchell for the launch of my new book
Parenting Teens: In the Age of the New Normal!
This glamorous high tea event will be held in the Ballroom at
Victoria Park
on 27th of August from 2pm - 4pm.
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For just $60 your ticket will include an afternoon of delightful treats, giveaways and a personally signed copy of my new book. 
Woolworths - Earn & Learn is on again
Start collecting now
Anyone can help our school earn amazing resources:
• Earn one sticker for every $10 spent at Woolworths.
• Complete Sticker Sheets.Next Meeting
• Drop Sheets in a Collection Box for our school.
Runs 26 July to 19 September 2017.
Find out more at