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From The Leadership Team Office News Schedule of Events Student News and Achievements Community News FROM THE LEADERSHIP TEAM Friday 26 August 2011 Dear Readers 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 ……… National Aerobics 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: http://deta.qld.gov.au/initiatives/flyingstart/index.html If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 3820 1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Top OFFICE NEWS 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 interschool sport. PHONE MESSAGES: 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. Top SEPTEMBER 2011 Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AUGUST 26 2012 Uniform Orders are due Interschool Sport 28 Sports Karate Tournament – Hilliard Hall SEPT 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 OCT 03 School resumes – Monday 3 October 2011 (Pupil Free Monday 17 October) Science Week Top 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 Congratulations! Lyn Keen – Chaplain THE NEW LEARNING CENTRE BOOK FAIR 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 SAFETY HOUSE 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 email@example.com 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 MUSIC 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 activities. 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 AEROBICS 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: Primary Aerobics 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 STUDENT COUNCIL Christmas Boxes 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. STUDENT BANKING 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 Top COMMUNITY NEWS 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 UNIFORM SHOP 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 TUCKSHOP 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 Maya, Priscilla Mon 5 Sept Tues 6 Sept Wed 7 Sept Thurs 8 Sept Fri 9 Sept Julene CLOSED Ian, Kellee Deeanna Kathy, Bonnie Tracy, Loretta 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 after 3pm. 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 PLASTIC BAGS 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 Janette Spicer 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!
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