ROCK AND WATER
ELLIOTT HEADS As a result of discussions with parents about
the behaviour in recent weeks of some senior
REVIEW students, I have been in contact with the
Positive Learning Centre who are trained to work
with students to develop a more positive self
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Edition 11 9 April 2009
Rock and Water offers a new way to interact
Thought for the Week: Some of us can forget with students through physical-social teaching.
Health Food. We’re at an age where we can use all Physical exercises are constantly linked with
the preservatives we can get! Enjoy the chocolate! mental and social skills.
ANZAC DAY-THREE CEREMONIES The program leads from simple self-defence, on
Our own school ANZAC Day service will be to boundary and communication exercises, and
held at 9.30 a.m. on Friday Morning 24th April, then to a strong notion of self-confidence. The
which is the first Friday back after the school program offers a framework of exercises and
holidays. Parents are welcome to attend and ideas growing up, to assist students to become
children are encouraged to bring flowers to lay aware of purpose and motivation in their life.
at the plaque on during the ceremony. Topics include: intuition, body language, mental
The Dawn Service at Elliott Heads Bowls Club strength, empathic feeling, positive thinking and
begins at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 25th April and positive visualising. Discussion topics include
will be followed by the traditional ‘Gunfire bullying, sexual harassment, life goals, desires
Breakfast’. Our students and parents are invited and following an inner compass.
to attend. Our students are usually involved in This course will be run in two sessions on
the flag lowering and raising ceremony. Thursday mornings, starting next term; one
The Elliott Heads Ratepayers and Residents session for boys from 9.00-10.00 a.m. and one
Association Memorial Service at Submarine for girls from 10.00-11.00 a.m.
Lookout begins at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 25th A permission slip will be sent home on the first
April. This service is the one at which our day of next term. The school will pay half of the
Captains and students play a very large part. cost of the course, which is only $5.00 per
Last year the whole school sang both the student for the whole term.
Australian and New Zealand National Anthems, SOME ADDITIONAL STAFF NEXT TERM
read two ANZAC Day inspired poems, and
We are very pleased to announce two additional
another ANZAC song and lead the wreath laying
staff members next term. One is the return of
at the cenotaph.
Mrs Lee on a Wednesday. We have been able to
I realise 5.00 a.m. is very early for young gather together a few different categories of
children, but we do normally get quite a good special needs funding to be able to employ
turnout at the Dawn Service. Denise on a Wednesday on special programs to
It is also important that we have as many assist students who need additional assistance
students as possible at Submarine Lookout in with literacy and numeracy. Unfortunately this is
school uniform, at 11.00 a.m. to assist with the not likely to happen again next year, but we are
singing. Last year’s photo of nearly the whole very pleased to have Denise back for the
school at the ANZAC Ceremony is still our remainder of the year.
feature photo on our website! As you might be aware, the Department is
FAREWELL pushing schools to be more accountable for the
This week, we say farewell to the Josh Gaddes test results achieved by students in State and
and his family who are moving into town. We wish National testing programs. In order to more
Josh well at his new school, Bundaberg South. closely monitor the special needs programs
operating in the school, we are releasing Katrina
Kruger on Tuesdays for the remainder of the WINTER JACKETS
year, to oversee the various special needs Last winter the school introduced a new item to
programs and to conduct some of the special the school uniform, a zip up winter sports style
programs herself. jacket. These were given to all students free of
As a result, we will also be welcoming Mrs charge in 2008, with the proviso that when
Anthea Kindt to Prep/1/2 starting next term. students left the school, parents would return
Many of the Prep/1/2 and playgroup parents will the jacket, which could then be passed on to
have met Anthea at Playgroup last Tuesday. She other students. Unfortunately at the end of last
is a very pleasant and very experienced early year, quite a few students leaving the school or
years teacher. She will be in on Thursday in the moving on to high school did not return their
first week of term, so that Mrs Kruger has a jackets, which means there might be a shortfall
chance to settle the class for the new term, in the number of jackets available to give out. If
before Mrs Kindt comes in, but her regular day you live near any of our former students, you
will be a Tuesday. might give them a gentle reminder!
NEW TUCKSHOP MENU Jackets will be distributed early next term. If
Fran Lawler our new tuckshop convenor, and necessary new jackets will be purchased, but
Cindy Hyland our P&F President, spent quite a these will be at the expense of parents who wish
bit of time last Monday checking out the to place an order. For students not having a
tuckshop facilities and going through the jacket, a plain navy blue sweatshirt, jumper or
ordering and operational processes. zip up jacket is the official uniform for winter
and plain navy track pants if needed.
Attached to this newsletter is the new interim
tuckshop menu developed by Fran. This menu will DONATIONS FOR MOTHERS DAY STALL
need to be ratified at the next P&F Meeting on In early May the P&F will be running a Mothers
Wednesday 22nd April (First Wednesday after Day Stall. They offer presents from as little as
the holidays). If any changes are needed a 50c up to $5 in cost. If you have anything at all
revised menu will be sent home with the first at home that would be useful to put into little
newsletter next term in time for the first gift packs, please send them along. Some
opening on April 24th. Remember tuckshop will suggestions are hankies, soap, talcum powder,
only be open for first break. If children want to moisturiser or similar toiletry items, wrapped
order pre-packaged items (e.g. vege chips and an lollies, mugs, covered coat hangers, etc.
extra popper) for second break, it needs to be ASSEMBLY AWARDS FROM LAST WEEK
ordered with their first break order and put in
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
their bags or lunch boxes and kept for later on.
P/1/2 JESSE WARWICK
Tyson Haigh hopes to have the resprayed
tuckshop freezer back sometime during the 3/4 JACK KING
school holidays. Thanks Tyson! Working well in class
P&F MEETING 5/6/7 RHYS CASTLE
The next P&F Meeting is Wednesday afternoon Great descriptive writing
22nd April at 3.15 p.m. This is just after school PLAYGROUND WINNERS:
starts back and just before out next Bunnings
Drew Petty Being responsible
BBQ. If you have any suggestions or issues you
would like put on the P&F Agenda for the next Jayden Moody Playing Cooperatively
meeting, please put it on the tear-off slip at the Kyle Smith Caring for environment
end of the newsletter and send it in to the Sarah Davison Caring for environment
NEWSLETTER READER: Sophie Davey
LIFE EDUCATION 2pm Saturday 25 April at Tackle World
The Life Education Van will be at the school on Bundaberg.
the second Tuesday of Term 2, 28th April. The GOLF CLINICS AT CORAL COVE GOLF CLUB
cost is $4.50 per student, to a maximum of Saturdays: Juniors 8.30 a.m. Cost $10 per child.
$9.00 per family. Letters and payment envelopes
Saturdays: Ladies 9.30 a.m. Cost $10 per person
will be sent home in the first week of next term.
There is a parent information session at 3.15
p.m. on the afternoon of 28th April if any parent DATES TO REMEMBER
would like to know more about the Life
20 Apr Pupil Free Day
Mrs Patterson, Brown & Gill @ QCAT
BEEMART Fruit & Vege store on Maryborough Moderation Bundaberg North SHS
Street sponsors the Life Education Van Service Mrs Kruger & Mrs Lee @ Prep
in Bundaberg. In next terms newsletters there Training More Park SS
will be 10% discount vouchers for BEEMART, for Mrs G & Mrs T @ school
parent use. Upon presentation of the voucher 21 Apr Students return
YOU get 10% discount and LIFE EDUCATION 22 Apr P&F Meeting 3.15 pm
gets a 20% donation. Don’t forget to use your 23 Apr Mrs Anthea Kindt begins on P/1/2
vouchers! 23 Apr After school PD for teachers on
SPORT NEXT TERM Interactive Whiteboard
Please see the letter regarding Term 2 Sport 24 Apr ANZAC Day Ceremony 9.30 am
that will also go home today. Unfortunately Year 25 Apr Dawn ANZAC Service 5am Bowls Club
3 will not be able to participate in Interschool 25 Apr 11am ANZAC Service Submarine
Sport this term, as there are no sports suitable Lookout
for them. In general Interschool Sport across 28 Apr Playgroup recommences for Term 2
the district is for Grades 4-7 only, but in some Life education Van visits by all
non contact sports such as T-Ball we are able to classes; Parent session 3.15 p.m.
give Grade 3 a run, as we did in Term 1. 06 May Mrs Patterson @ Cluster Meeting At
Kepnock SHS 3.30 p.m.
SPORT VENUE SUPERVISOR
6-8 May Mothers Day Stall before school
Mrs Tracy 09 May Bunnings BBQ – Help needed
Year 4/5 Girls Soccer Kendalls Flat
Year 7 Boys Soccer (as
Mrs Tracy TEAR OFF SLIP-P&F MEETING AGENDA
part of a combined Kendalls Flat
Gollshewsky I would like the following issue placed on the
team with Branyan Rd)
agenda for discussion at the P&F meeting to
Year 6/7 Girls Netball Kendalls Flat Ms Toni Burley
be held on 22 April at 3.15 p.m.
Bundaberg Mrs Kelly
Year 4/5 Boys Touch NAME: ____________________________
Touch Ground Brown
Year 6/7 Rugby League
(as part of a combined Salter Oval _____________________________
team with Branyan Rd)
TAKE A KID FISHING DAY Sunday 26
April is Take a Kid Fishing Day. Held in the
Elliott Heads river mouth, fishing will commence
at 9am until 12 noon. Children attending must be
accompanied by an adult for the duration of the Signed-
event. Lucky draws, give-aways and a sausage
sizzle will by held on the day. Pre-register by