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From The Deputy With Jess Batey

21/02/2019
From The Deputy
With Jess Batey
 
 
Meet the Parents Evening
Families of current Year 7 students are invited to attend our annual Meet the Parents Evening on Thursday 28th February 2019. This is a very informal event where teachers and families get the opportunity to have a chat and put faces to names. This is not a parent/teacher interview session - and therefore - teachers will not have students’ marks or progress updates.
 
They will be able to comment on how your child has settled in at our school and how they have been behaving in class. You will also be able to walk through the Year 7 Block and see where your child sits in their classes.
 
Our school P&C has generously offered to put on a free sausage sizzle on the evening for all in attendance. There will also be soft drinks on sale.
 
In addition to the Year 7 teachers, we have also invited along a range of other staff to chat with families about some areas within our school, for example, sports, elective subjects, uniform purchases, etc.
 
If you require any further information, feel free to contact the school and speak with our Year 7 Co-ordinator, Craig O’Connor.

 
Swimming Carnival
I’d like to congratulate all students who attended this year’s swimming carnival. It was an incredibly hot day, but our students did such a great job, both in and out of the water. I loved seeing all the elaborate costumes and hearing all the enthusiastic war-cries from the Careport areas. Our junior and senior sports captains did well in encouraging their teammates to participate as much as possible.
 
Although all students got to jump in an have a swim, it was the mighty Elliott Dolphins who swam away with victory once again!
 
We’re now looking forward to the last day of this term when we have our annual cross country. Will any of the Careports have the strength and speed to challenge Elliott, or will they be on track to take out another clean sweep this year?
 
Student Opportunities
I’ve been excited to see that we’ve had lots of opportunities advertised lately for a range of enrichment and extracurricular opportunities for our students. Both junior and senior secondary leadership teams have now been filled, our sports captains have been announced, and STEM Squad has its first session today! Apart from these opportunities, students will soon have the chance to get involved in many other ways. We continue to work with QMEA, who are providing students with an opportunity to engage in Pit to Port (APLNG), as well as bringing Dr Damien Kee to our school later in the term to work with groups of junior secondary students.
 
We will soon have lunchtime and afterschool groups back up-and-running through our support staff. Our maths tutoring (Wednesday 3-4pm) is back in full swing now, as well as homework club at Toolooa House (every morning from 8am). And we can’t forget all the PC & Capricornia sport trials this term either. With so much on offer – it’s important to stay organised and get involved as much as possible.
 
Jess Batey
A/Deputy Principal