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eNewsletter 31/8/2017


Student Absence Line

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 8

Upcoming Dates

1 Sept Disco 6-8pm
4 Sept Parent Volunteer Training
5 Sept NO band lessons or rehearsals
7 October Art Show

Principals Message

Mind up – Core Practice
Behaviour rule – Carry and store belongings appropriately
Last Sunday Gerard and Paul from Jabiru held the first community consultation meeting for our new oval concept.  We had a fantastic turn out with community members focusing on the big questions - What works? What doesn’t work? What would we like to see included in our future design?  The next meetings will take place in the coming weeks.
The school was visited by the  Cyber Safety group to help support our students.
The presentations covered topics such as:
• How to protect personal information when creating online accounts
• Cyberbullying and standing up for friends online
• Account privacy and how to create a strong password
• Responding to negative online content
• How to handle yourself if you're having a difficult time online.
Next term the school is looking to help support our Prep students for 2018 by inviting them and other community members to attend our very first playgroup from birth to Pre Prep.  Please email me at if you might be interested or pass this information on to others that might like to attend.  The dates and times will depend on the level of interest.
The team is looking at holding several events throughout the year to engage our past and present students.  If you would like to join the working party can you please email me I am currently looking for someone happy to lead the working party. 
Many of you may identify that this information was in the newsletter a few weeks ago.  I felt that it was still appropriate to keep this in this week’s newsletter as a reminder.
While this might see like a long list of requests, respecting them as school community members is vital for the good order and running of the school to ensure that everyone is safe and supported.
A vital part of “Positive Behaviour for Learning” is maintaining a safe environment for students, staff and parents/care givers. Please ensure that your child does not arrive at school prior to 8:30am.  Supervision is provided on the oval of the school by Teacher Aides from 8:30am.  All students are to make their way to the oval once they arrive at school.
The School operating hours are 8:50am-3:00pm. The office is open from 8am -3:30pm for all parent/care giver enquiries.
1. Teachers and Administration staff are rostered for duty from 8:50am – 3:00pm only. You may observe them on school premises but this is a time for planning and preparation. They are not required to provide supervision prior to and after these times.
2. It is a criminal offence for a person who has care of a child less than 12 years of age, to leave the child for an unreasonable time without making reasonable provision for the supervision and care of the child. We ask that students not arrive at school until after 8.30 am.
3. If you require out of hours school care for your child please contact Jabiru. They may be able to provide this service on site here within the school grounds.
4. All students, upon arrival between 8.30am – 8.50am are required to walk to the oval which is the only supervised area for this time.  Families are to leave the school grounds by 3:15pm so that Jabiru can use the space.
5. Students are to walk their scooters, bikes etc once they are in the school grounds for safety reasons.
6. All toys are to be kept at home unless specifically organized with the classroom teacher due to issues of ownership and off task school behaviours.  Please ensure that all possessions are also named to save any confusion.
7. Parents and or caregivers are not to approach others students or parents about student/school issues.  Please notify staff if you have any concerns so that the issue can be addressed directly.
The school community supports our very lovely parent volunteers that help out each week within the school.  Recently I’ve been approached by some parents that felt that they would like to help but weren’t sure of what they could do or what might be expected of them as a volunteer.  I’ve put together a brief PowerPoint that I will be running on Monday morning in the hall from 9:30am regarding the role of a volunteer within the school.  You are all welcome to attend even if you are already someone that volunteers on a regular basis. 
The annual book fair is coming to school next week and will commence on Monday 4 September until Wednesday 6 September.  All students will have received information regarding the opening times that follow
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00-9:00am, 11-11:30am, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00-9:00am, 11-11:30am, 3:00-5:00pm
Our student music assembly date is moving to a new time due to the availability of our wonderful music staff.  It will now be held on Tuesday 12 September at 2:00pm in the hall.  We would love to have you come and be part of our audience for the afternoon. 
Strings make up lessons will be held on Friday 8 and Monday 11 of September.  Students will continue to need their instruments and music book for all lessons.  The timetable for the next few weeks is as follows: Thursday 7, Friday 8, Monday 11, Thursday 14, plus the music assembly on Tuesday 12 September.
Term 3 strings invoices have been sent home, please ensure these are paid before the end of term. Please contact the office if you require a copy of your invoice.

P&C News

PTSS FAMILY DISCO - Friday 1st, September.  6-8pm
FREE ENTRY - (All children must be accompanied by an adult.)
The disco is almost here and from the quantity of RSVP’s, everyone is excited!  We are expecting 380+ adults and children.  Here’s some info to help you plan for the night.
Food & Drinks will be available on the night via the PTSS Kitchen/Bar and 2 Food Vans.  EFT will be available but cash is quicker!
Pizzantica - Pizzas range from $12-14 and include 1 vegetarian and gluten free options.  Flavours are Margherita (Vegetarian), Diavola (Spicy Salami), Ham, Hawaiian, Meat lovers and Nutella Desert Pizza.
Sushi to the Max - $2 - $10.  Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, Crumbed Chicken & Avocado Roll, Karaage Chicken & Avocado Roll, Grilled Salmon with Cucumber & Cream Cheese, Tuna Salad & Avocado Roll, Chilli Calamari, Tuna Salad Roll Tempura, Grilled Salmon Nigiri, Karaage Chicken, Tempura Seafood Stick with Cheese, Steamed Dim Sims, Karaage Chicken Udon.
PTSS Kitchen/Bar - Beer, Wine, Water, Juice.
This years Disco is Fathers Day themed as there are some prizes and special events to help celebrate this as follows:
Dress as your Dad - Get creative and encourage your child to ‘Dress as their Dad’.  This could what he does for work, what his favourite pastime or sporting team is or something entirely original.  There will be a prize for the best dressed!
Daddy & Child Dance Comp - Get your grove on Dads and listen out for the ‘Dad Song MashUp’ prepared by our amazing DJ.  There will be a prize for the best daddy & child(ren) dance performance.  No excuses!
Fathers Day Raffle - Hamper & Golfing prizes are available to the lucky winners.  Buy your ticket at Friday Assembly or on the night.
Thanks everyone for doing such an amazing job of volunteering.  We have just one more spot needed for the pack up crew.  If you don’t need to rush home, please consider volunteering.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Here’s the link:
We are also decorating the hall from 12-3 Friday so if you can afford some time, please feel free drop in and help.
Parents just a reminder to ensure that you help your children and others to observe the out of bounds areas on the night.  Areas will be taped off and it is just the immediate hall area that will cater for our Disco crowd.  It gets quite dark around the school so this is for everyone’s safety.
If you have any other questions or want to know how you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
ART SHOW - Saturday, 7th October
This is a night not to be missed!  Organisation of this is well underway by our wonderful Art Show Team and tickets will come home very soon. Don’t forget to RSVP as soon as possible when you receive this information (and book babysitters as it is for grown-ups only).  More details will be available via the newsletter as we get closer to this event, including a volunteer sign-up sheet to assist setting up the hall.  Set-up will commence at the end of the first week of Term 4 (Friday 6th October) and be finalised on the Saturday, prior to the commencement of this wonderful night.
HAMPERS - Donations Due by End of Term 3
Hampers and prizes are being put together by the Parent Reps for raffles and silent auctions on the night of the ART SHOW.  We are asking for donations of prizes.  If you have a business or access to goods and services that you would be happy to provide a voucher for (or actual physical items), this would be very welcome. Other items that we can use to put together some lovely prizes are: Wine, Gourmet Goods, Books, Jewellery, Candles and Beauty and Pampering Products.  Basically anything that you think someone would like to win.  Items can be dropped off at the Uniform Shop on Friday morning or at the office on other days (Attention Rosanna) or please get in touch to arrange pick-up ( / 04074433396).
Our second hand rack is looking a little lean.  If you have any outgrown uniforms that you would be happy to donate, the uniform shop will make a very good short term home for them. 
I am looking for someone to assist with the collation of the P&C news items for this newsletter.  It takes between half an hour and an hour each week.  The majority of that work needs to be done on a Wednesday night or Thursday morning, during term only.  If you think you can assist, please email me on
The P&C would like to thank all those who attended last weekend’s meeting to discuss future oval development. We wait with bated breath to hear how all our dreams can be realized. Stay tuned for more news on the next stage of the process.
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!

Community News

ENROLLING INTO OUR CLINICS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. Simply click on the link to our tennis centre below.
Come and join the experienced team at the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre these school holidays for a week of action packed tennis.
With mornings full of technique development and ground strokes our coaches will have you ready for an afternoon of match play.
Whether you're just starting your tennis journey or looking to improve your game, our experienced tennis coaches and our Hot Shots Tennis holiday clinic is right for you.​
Please check our websites for enrollment information. or Phone: 33678585
Balaangala Garden
You are invited to attend a guided walk through the Balaangala garden at The Gap with Melinda Serico and Neil Murphy from Paten Park Native Nursery on Saturday 9th September, 2pm - 4pm.
Melinda and Neil will share their knowledge about the traditional and contemporary uses of native plants as well as growing and caring for them.
Numbers are limited, so bookings are required.
Afternoon tea, featuring bush food ingredients, will also be provided.
Cost - Elders -   no charge
Concession card holders and children     $15
Adults                                   $25
To book - email -
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Bookings now open for our Term 4 Program 
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