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From The Deputy With Jess Batey

8/11/2018

From The Deputy

With Jess Batey

 

 

Awards Night
It was lovely to see so many families at our annual Awards Night in week three. I’d like to thank everyone who attended, and sincerely congratulate all students who were involved. They all presented so professionally, and it was great to be able to publicly acknowledge their hard work and efforts from this year. From the Indigenous dancers to the stage and symphonic bands, to the student leaders, techies and award recipients, I was thoroughly impressed with their conduct and effort.
 
Further, I’d like to congratulate the 2019 school captains and vice captains. I have no doubt that they’ll do an outstanding job next year.
 
End of Year Celebrations Continue
The coming weeks will continue to be a busy time for students and families. We have our Sports Awards Evening coming up next week, as well as all of the end-of-year celebrations for our senior students.
 
It is certainly an exciting time within the school community.
 
Attendance
As we approach the end of the school year, please remember that every day counts. It is an expectation that our students attend school up until the final day for their cohort (Year 12: end week 6, Year 10/11: end week 8, Year 7/8/9: end week 10). Our Junior Secondary students will be engaging in an alternative program from part-way through week 9 onwards. They will receive information regarding this in the coming weeks.
 
Junior Secondary 2019 Subject Selections
Our Junior Secondary students will also be putting in their preferences for 2019 electives shortly. Now would be a good time to start discussing this with your child. Remember that subject selections are done on a ‘first in best dressed’ basis, so students are encouraged to submit their forms as quickly as possible after receiving them.
 
2019 Year 7 Transition
A reminder that our school will be holding the Year 6 into Year 7 Orientation Days on the 3rd and 4th of December this year. Students coming along are required to wear their full primary school uniform, bring a book and pencil case, as well as their lunch or money for tuckshop. Students will be engaging in some physical activities outdoors, so they are also required to bring a hat and water bottle.
 
Parents are to drop their student off by 8.40am and direct them towards the shelter where we will have staff and student leaders assisting them with finding their class.  Parents can pick their child up at 3pm. Please note that there is often traffic congestion at the front of the school during the Orientation Days, so we ask for your patience during this time.
 
If your child is coming from a non-QLD state school, or your child has additional learning needs, please feel free to contact the office to make an appointment for an enrolment interview.
 
We encourage families to bring in their enrolment packages as soon as possible for a 2019 start.
 
Jess Batey
Deputy Principal