From The Leadership Team
Schedule of Events
Student News and Achievements
FROM THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Friday 26 August 2011
What an exciting few weeks it has been. With our School Fair, our Aerobics Teams competing in
Tasmania, our bright young scientists competing in the Science Fair and now our Art
Exhibition…..what an exciting life our students lead here at Hilliard.
Firstly to our School Aerobics teams ………
Congratulations to our four very talented teams who competed at the National Schoolaerobics
Championships in Launceston last week-end.
Primary Aerobics - Hyper Girls placed a creditable 5th place – nationally!
Primary Aerobics Open B - Seven Up placed 1st and are National Champions!
Primary Hip Hop - Unleased placed 1st and are National Champions!
Primary Themed Dance - Vampires placed 1st and are National Champions!
Thank you to Miss Maria Carbone for her dedication and commitment to the aerobics teams. The
school community greatly appreciates the time you give up to support this wonderful program.
Thank you to the parents and instructors for the many hours preparing our representative teams.
We will be having a special event on Tuesday 6 September at 2:15pm in the Hall where 11
competition teams and 2 recreational teams will perform. All welcome.
Redlands Primary Science Fair
Congratulations to all our students who represented Hilliard State School at the Redlands Primary
Science Fair yesterday at the Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland. Our young representatives
were great ambassadors for the school and showed great scientific knowledge and skills. Thank
you to Miss Karen Tebbit for coordinating the event.
Flying Start Initiative
There has been a lot of talk in the media around the ‘Flying Start’ initiative. One of the key
components of this initiative is the moving of Year 7 students into high school in 2015. To keep up
to date with the latest information please go to:
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 3820 1666 or
New look for parent and carer website
Access a wide range of educational websites from the newly updated parent and carer section of
the Department of Education and Training’s website.
Whether you are looking for information about the curriculum, details of special programs or health
support services, or online resources to help your child with literacy and numeracy, you will find it
on the new site. Visit the updated page at www.education.qld.gov.au/parents/
Parent / Teacher interviews
As part of our school’s policy with reporting student progress to parents, we will formally offer two
interview times through the year. From 2011, these times will be at the end of Term 1 and then
again at the end of Term 3. This term, most teachers will conduct interviews on Monday or
Tuesday afternoon/evening the 29th and 30th August (notes have already gone home). If you
require an alternative time, please see your child’s teacher. Interviews will not be offered when
end of semester reports are distributed however, you can request an interview with your child’s
teacher if you require.
Gail Quigley R Norman J Meijboom
A/Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal
2012 ENROLMENTS – Parents, if you have a child commencing prep next year, it is imperative
that you complete and return your child’s enrolment forms to the school office now. We will also
require to sight and copy your child’s birth certificate. Students not born in Australia will be
required to produce their passport or Australian Citizen certificate.
P & C MEETING - The next meeting will be held Monday 12 September 2011 at 7:00 pm in the
new Learning Centre – all welcome.
SAFETY HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING – The next meeting will be held on Thursday 6 October
2011 at 1:30 pm in the new Learning Centre.
EXCURSION INFORMATION – please call 3820 1666 option 2 for up to date information on class
excursions including arrival and departure times (delayed arrivals etc)
SPORTS INFORMATION – please call 3820 1666 option 3 for up to date information on
Parents are reminded that if you wish to collect your child early from school, a note is to
be sent to your child’s class teacher either the day before or that morning. Phone
messages will not be passed onto students unless it is an emergency. Office staff do not
have the time to deliver personal messages to students in class.
It is difficult to locate children in the playground during lunch breaks. Please request, in
writing, for your child to be collected from the Office 5 to 10 minutes before or after
breaks. Bell times – morning tea - 10:55am to 11:25am lunch – 1:25am to 2:10 pm.
Before and After School Care should be organised by parents and discussed with their
child before attending.
WALK-A-THON – letters have been sent home to parents of students who have not returned their
walk-a-thon sponsorship forms. Please complete the tear-off slip and return it immediately to Ms
Tebbit in the school office.
INFORMATION LINE (SPORT, SCHOOL EVENTS, DISCO’S ETC) – please phone 3820 1666
option 3 for up to date information on school events and sport including wet weather cancellations.
ABSENT STUDENTS – please phone the school absence line on 3820 1660 option 1 and
leave the student’s name, class and reason for absence e.g. illness, holiday, other etc.
Please state duration of absence. Thank you.
School Office Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday Phone 3820 1666.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
26 2012 Uniform Orders are due
28 Sports Karate Tournament – Hilliard Hall
02 Father’s Day Stall
Year 5 Camp - Payments to be finalized.
04 Child Safety Week
06 Aerobics & Dance performance 2:15pm - 11 Competition Teams & 2 rec teams
07 Mufti Day – Sports Shirt/Jersey
10 Aerobics Rumble
12 P & C Meeting
Year 7 Camp 12 – 15 September
14 Darling Point Fun Run
Peter Combe Concert Prep-Year 3
Year 5 Camp 14-16 September
19 – 30 School Holidays
03 School resumes – Monday 3 October 2011 (Pupil Free Monday 17 October)
STUDENT NEWS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
YOU CAN DO IT CLASS AWARDS WEEKS TERM 3 – Weeks 6 & 7
Prep A Charlotte Mc. & Jordan H. 3C Ryan M. & Phoneix T.
Prep B Lily S. & Taneka H. 3D Chloe D. & Emerson P.
Prep C Rylan W. & Sofia Z 4A Jayden S
Prep D Corey D. 4B Jessica B & Matthew F
1A Blake G. & Aston M 4/5D Kalem A &
1B Mitchell H., Isabella O. & Annalise P 5A Callum G & Cooper F
1C Siara K. 5B Ceeran P &
1D Talia D. & Eva H. 5C Madelyn H &
2A Elaina R. & Michael H. 6A Maddy C & Jasmine C
2B Layne Y. 6B Hannah L & Ryan H
2C Hayden M. 6C Curtis B & Brieanna T
2D Isabella Mc. & Ethan B. 6D Jackson S &
2E Ella F., Khloe L. & Paisley H. 7A Portia N & Dakota C
3A Aidan G. & Georgia C. 7B Katie D & Jye W
3B Emily M. & Madely S 7C Caleb S & Brielle H
Congratulations to all these students.
YOU CAN DO IT AWARDS Term 3 2011
Each week, students who follow the ‘You Can Do It’ philosophy of ‘Getting Along,
Organisation, Resilience, Confidence and Persistence’ are awarded a ‘You Can Do It’
token which is placed into a rewards box in the school office. Each week, on parade, four students
are chosen from the many who have earned a ‘You Can Do It” token.
Week 4 – Madison D. Prep B, Mack B. 3C, Kaitlyn H. 5C and Frances 6B.
Week 5 – Aleisha M. Prep D, Chloe L. 1C, Jayden M. 4A and Jayden S. 4A
Lyn Keen – Chaplain
THE NEW LEARNING CENTRE
One day left! Sadly, Monday 29 August 2011 will be the last day of the Hilliard State School
Book Fair. There are still many fine, fascinating books and products for sale. Thank you to the
school community for supporting the annual book fair. It has been a very successful event with
many exciting and quality books bought. Happy Reading!
Jennifer Collie – Teacher Librarian
PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE 2011
The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now closed. Please make sure you have your
official form signed by your class teacher. When completed and signed, please return it
to Mrs Collie in the Learning Centre. Thank you.
Jennifer Collie -Teacher Librarian
Monday will be your last chance to put your Safety House colouring in entry into the
competition box. All entries will be collected on Monday 29 August, 2011. No late entries will be
accepted. Good Luck!
The next Safety House meeting will be held on Thursday 6 October 2011 @ 1:30 pm. It will be held
in the New Learning Centre work room. Please feel welcome to come along and participate.
Redlands Regional Safety House committee invite all interested people to attend ‘Empowering
Children to Stay Safe’ awareness session, Tuesday 6 September 2011 6:15 pm for 6:30pm start
until 8:30 pm. It will be held at the Birkdale South State School Multi Purpose Building (behind the
school hall), 451 Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale RSVP 2 September 2011 to Robyn Tennant
Ph: 3286 2958 or 0432 829947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Safe Start Session has been funded by a Qld Child Protection Week Grant.
Rachelle Norman – Deputy Principal
SPORT - Paul’s Collect-A-Caps
Thank you to all students who have brought in specially marked Paul’s milk caps so
far. We have had a wonderful response, so keep them coming in and supporting your
school. Happy collecting!!!
Janelle Mills - Sports Specialist
Thank you to our wonderful choir and band members for a wonderful performance last
night at the Hilliard State School Art Night. You also looked wonderful in your music
uniforms. Well done!
Redlands Intermediate Music Week 2011
Registration for the Redlands Intermediate Music Week for 2011 will be opening soon. The dates
are Monday 10 October – Friday 14 October (Term 4 week 2) and it will be held at Alexandra Hills
State School. The week will include a concert on Thursday evening 13/10 and a performance at
the Broadbeach Mall on Friday 14/10. The cost is $70 per student and covers the cost of all
All students who have been learning a woodwind, brass or percussion or bass guitar for at least 12
months are eligible to attend. An information note and registration form will be sent home to
eligible students in the next two weeks.
We encourage all band students to participate in this exciting event.
Kirstie Skerritt - Music Specialist
Schoolaerobics National Championship
Delayed flights, extreme cold weather and flood warnings did not dampen the spirits and
excitement of our four teams competing at this year’s National Schoolaerobics Championships in
Launceston. Our teams competed in 4 categories and all our teams performed exceptionally well.
After the grand parade where we looked fantastic in our Hilliard tracksuit, beanie and scarf the
results were announced. This was a nervous wait for everyone but well worth it. Our results on
the day were as follows:
Hyper Girls placed a creditable 5th place
Primary Aerobics Open B
Seven Up placed 1st and are National Champions
Primary Hip Hop
Unleased placed 1st and are National Champions
Primary Themed Dance
Vampires placed 1st and are National Champions
We were over the moon and were very, very excited with our amazing results of a 5th and 3 first
places. We would like to thank our parents for their wonderful support in getting us to Tasmania
and for their loud and encouraging cheering.
Tassie was an experience we will never forget.
Maria Carbone – Coordinator
Can’t find that aerobics note? Try the Hilliard State School website:
http://hilliardss.eq.edu.au/wcms click on Our Students click on Aerobics
We have currently 72 boxes waiting to be filled with Christmas presents for less fortunate children
from other countries who do not receive Christmas gifts. You can collect a Christmas box and
details about donating a present from Miss Ransley’s classroom in D Block. There is a $9 postage
fee associated with the box. Thank you for your kind help in making Christmas special for these
less fortunate children. All boxes and postage will be due back Friday 9 September 2011.
Mufti Day – 7 September 2011 - gold coin donation
Come dressed in a favourite sports team jersey or top – support your favourite team while you
support kids with cancer. To find out more out about how your sports heroes are supporting this
day go to www.footycoloursday.com.au
Date Claimer: Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day – 12 October 2011 - gold coin donation for the
deafness foundation. More details next newsletter.
Send your child’s Commonwealth Bank dollarmite account with a deposit each
Wednesday for processing. To assist the volunteers, please fill out the deposit slip each
week with the correct details including full name and account number and the amount to be
deposited. DON’T FORGET our School receives $5.00 for every new account we open so if you
don’t have an account yet, ask at the Office for an Information Kit. Each week we randomly draw 5
winners for Rug Rats Icy-poles on behalf of the school’s P&C Association. Congratulations to:
Week 7 – Jaxson Y. Prep C, Naite H. Prep D, Riley M. 1D, Khloe L. 2E and Ryan M. 3C
Sarah Stewart – Banking Coordinator
PARENTS & CITIZENS NEWS
The next P & C Meeting will be held Monday 12 September 2011 at 7:00 pm in the new
Learning Centre. All welcome.
Karen Holmes - P & C President
Bulk orders for 2012 have now closed. Uniform Shop hours are Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:00 am to 10:00 am opposite the tuckshop.
You may phone 0438 996 265 during these hours.
Kathy Oliver – Uniform Shop Convenor
The tuckshop menu is available on the school website. www.hilliardss.eq.edu.au
Click on Our Community and then Tuckshop
Party Plan remains to be popular, even though it’s chilly! Quelch Icy Poles for your child’s
class to celebrate their Birthday! Just write on a paper bag how many you need and enclose
the money (.40c each) and we can supply them at big lunch for the class.
Michelle Mackenzie – Tuckshop Convenor 38201638
Mon 29 Aug Tues 30 Aug Wed 31 Aug Thurs 1 Sept Fri 2 Sept
Kellee CLOSED Ian, Sarah Beth Kathy, Bonnie
Mon 5 Sept Tues 6 Sept Wed 7 Sept Thurs 8 Sept Fri 9 Sept
Julene CLOSED Ian, Kellee Deeanna Kathy, Bonnie
CRAFT GROUP NEWS
FATHERS DAY STALL - Friday 2nd September 2011
We have a variety of sweets, treats and gifts for the children to buy on the Father's Day
Stall this year.
Gifts will range in price from $2.00 to $ 5.00. Each class will have an allocated time slot on the
day in which your child can purchase a gift. Any gifts remaining will be made available to everyone
Please send money and a plastic bag (to carrying gift home) with your child on
Friday 2nd Sept ONLY.
N.B. It is your responsibility to determine with your child whether any change must be brought
home or spent in other ways (ie. extra gifts if available or Tuckshop).
I hope all the Dads have a Happy Father's Day!
Loretta Young - Craft Group
Do you have a collection of unwanted plastic bags (e.g. Woollies, Cole’s shopping
bags?). I am collecting them to crochet into sleeping mats for the homeless. Please
leave them at the tuckshop for me to collect. Thank you
The Oakland’s Street Community Garden Open Day will be held on Sunday 18th
September from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The open day activities will be held in conjunction
with activities for Disability Action Week 2011. There will be fresh produce from the
garden, raffles, tea house, hot food from the cob oven, plant sale, garden tours, entertainment, a
Scarecrow Trail from local schools, gardening workshops plus much more! The garden is located
in Oakland’s Street, Alexandra Hills (in the park behind Aldi).
Everyone is welcome to come along to see what goes on at the community garden. For more
information please contact Gill Tilney on 0408 730 228.
Manage your waste!
The amount of waste produced by Australians is a major threat to the
environment. Each Australian sends roughly one tonne of waste to landfill
each year. When this waste decomposes it releases green house gases like
carbon dioxide and methane that contribute to global warming.
Tips to reduce your food waste include:
Avoid throwing out left over’s; freeze for another meal or use in lunches
Create a shopping list and stick to it so you don’t end up wasting food
Shop with reusable bags at the supermarket
Recycle food containers
What’s in season in September?
Some great fruits and vegetables available in south-east Queensland in September include: sweet
potato, basil, pumpkin, eggplant, carrots and pineapple.
Interesting fact: Once picked, pineapples don’t get any riper. They become juicier, but not sweeter,
once they are harvested. Additionally, pineapples are seasonal all year round in south-east
Queensland, meaning they are fresher and more nutritious than fruits that have travelled from
interstate or overseas!