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					                                                        Principal’s Message
                                                        Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of St Joseph’s College,

                                                                    MUSSOLINI, AGA KHAN, GHENGIS KHAN, ATTILLA the HUN, MUM, DAD
                                                        Sometimes as Principal you make decisions that can be very counter-cultural, particularly
                                                        when it comes to uniforms and personal appearance.

                                                        A small minority of students then redefine historical conservatism by placing the school
                                                        somewhere to the right of the Fascists, Vandals and Visigoths.

                                                        As a parent I am sure that you have been made to feel exactly the same way. “Normal parents
          Doyle Drive (PO Box 246)                     don’t act like you! You are just so old fashioned!” or similar epithets have, I am sure, been
          Banora Point NSW 2486                         directed towards you on some occasions. Well the good news is that research projects from
                 (07) 5524.9002                        around the world indicate that parental arguments with adolescents over setting limits pay
               FAX   (07) 5524.9272
 Email:                 Children and young people generally gauge ‘their well-being by how much their parents and
                                                        teachers care for them. Being willing to put a set of boundaries around kids’ behaviour,
        Website:
                                                        preferably with some type of negotiation, and standing firm against any subsequent arguments
                                                        is a tough way to show you care. But studies have shown that it counts in the long run for kids.
                                                        They know you care, even if they don’t say it.

                                                        When young people feel that they are connected to their family, school and their community
                                                        they are less likely to engage in risk-taking behaviour, such as drinking alcohol, smoking
                                                        tobacco and marijuana, engaging in early sex or having suicidal thoughts.

                                                        Connectedness means more than parents being loving and caring. Parents who have high yet
    Year 12 Half-Yearly Exams continue                  reasonable expectations for their children’s social behaviour and performance in school are
                     (27 Apr-3 May)                     actually keeping them out of trouble. And those who express their opposition to early sexual
                                                        activity tend to keep their children from having sex at a young age. Parental disapproval is
DAY 6 ~ MONDAY 2 MAY                                    still something most kids want to avoid.
   ANZAC Day Ceremony
                                                        Staying connected to school can be a challenge for some young people, particularly those who
    (postponed from 27 April)
                                                        don’t experience a great deal of success. But connectedness is not necessarily related to
   Vaccination Day 2                                   academic results. When children and young people perceive that teachers are fair and that
    (All Year 7 – Boostrix; All Year 7 – Chicken Pox;
     Year 7 girls only – HPV, 2nd dose)                 they feel a part of their school, then they have a strong protective factor working for them.
   NSWCCC Swimming Carnival
    (selected students)                                 It is the outsiders in our community who are most at risk. Young people grow strong when they
                                                        have a meaningful connection to their family; when they have a school that nurtures them
DAY 7 ~ TUESDAY 3 MAY                                   rather than purely educates them and when they live in a community that views them as
                                                        valuable resources, rather than problems.
   Bill Turner Cup
    (selected students)
                                                        So, if you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or a caring professional who, at times, feels that
DAY 8 ~ WEDNESDAY 4 MAY                                 you are five steps to the right of Attila the Hun in young people’s eyes, hang in there. Your
                                                        current discomfort maybe a small price to pay for a teenager’s future well-being.
   Year 12 Retreat         (4-6 May)
                                                        Best wishes to our Year 12 students as they attend their Retreat this coming Wednesday.
   Diocesan Cross Country
                                                        And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our mums this coming Sunday, 8 May!
    (selected students)

DAY 10 ~ FRIDAY 6 MAY                                   God Bless
   Regional Surfing Competition
    (selected students)

   Mother’s Day                                        Mr Eric Littler
Page 2                                                                                                                              St Joseph’s College Newsletter | 2 May 2011

                                                                           An invitation is extended to all families in the district to
                                                                                see and experience the College in action at the
                        WEEK 3
                     Monday 9 May
           Year 11 Half-Yearly Exams (9-18 May)
                    Tuesday 10 May
          Years 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing (10-12 May)
                   Wednesday 11 May
            Year 12 RSA Training (Day 1 Group)
                      Friday 13 May
            Plain English Speaking Competition
                  NAPLAN ‘Catch-up’ Day
                      Sunday 15 May
            Year 12 Extension English ETA Day                                                                                             5:30-8:00pm
                        WEEK 4                                                                                                Tuesday 24 May 2011
                     Monday 16 May
         Year 10 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
                  (3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
                     Tuesday 17 May
                   Year 9 HSIE Excursions
                    Wednesday 18 May
                                                                           5:30pm ~          Tours of the school
                    Catholic Cup League                                                      featuring displays and demonstrations from
            Year 11 Half-Yearly Exams conclude                                               each of the Key Learning Areas
                     Thursday 19 May
          Year 7 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
                  (3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)                              6:00pm ~ Sausage sizzle
                        WEEK 5                                             7:00pm ~ Information session in the Doyle Centre
                  Tuesday 24 May
    College Open Evening (5:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
                   Friday 27 May
             Year 12 Reports distributed
                   Sunday 29 May
       Parish Youth Mass (5:30pm, Holy Family Chapel)
                                                                    Note: Year 7 2012 Enrolment
                        WEEK 6
                     Monday 30 May                                  Applications Close:
                  Staff Development Day
                     Tuesday 31 May                                                                                            Tuesday 7 June 2011
         Year 7-10 Half Yearly Exams (31 May-10 Jun)
                    Wednesday 1 June
             Year 12 RSA Training (Day 2 Group)
                       Friday 3 June
                                                                    A reminder that completed application forms should be accompanied by:
           Year 12 Bond University Presentation
                                                                        the (non-refundable) enrolment application fee of $55.00.
                        WEEK 7
                  Tuesday 7 June                                        photocopies of the last two school reports.
           Year 7 2012 Enrolments Close
          Year 11 Senior Science Field Trip                             photocopy of NAPLAN results.
                Wednesday 8 June
               Year 11 Reports posted
                  Friday 10 June                                        photocopies of sacramental program certificates (Baptism,
       Year 7-10 Half Yearly Exams conclude                                Confirmation and Eucharist, if applicable).
    Year 11 Community Service: Meals on Wheels

                        WEEK 8                                          a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate.
                     Monday 13 June
             Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
                    Tuesday 14 June
         Year 11 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
                  (3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
                    Thursday 16 June
             Year 12 SCU Art Span (16 & 17 Jun)
                                                                DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S NOTES
                        WEEK 9                                  It has been brought to my attention that parents are parking on the grass verges in Greenway
                     Tuesday 21 June                            Drive outside the school property when picking up their children.
                   Choral Rehearsal Day
                   Wednesday 22 June
               Years 7, 9 & 10 reports posted
                                                                This is a public footpath and parents parking in this manner are not only breaking the law but
                     Thursday 23 June                           constituting a danger to pedestrians, including other school children.
          Year 8 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
                  (3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)                   Parking is at a premium in the area in and around the College and St James Primary School,
                   Friday 24 June
                Year 8 reports posted
                                                                however, endangering members of the public and damaging property is not being a ‘good
     Year 12 College Captains visit to Parliament               neighbour’ to the local residents.
      Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts
                   Sunday 26 June                               If you cannot park in the school carpark, I would suggest that you park on the street, in a
       Parish Youth Mass (5:30pm, Holy Family Chapel)          properly designated parking area, and walk in to meet your child. Any shortcuts on safety
                      WEEK 10                                   could put everyone, including your own child, in danger.
                     Monday 27 June
          Year 9 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening                 Mr Peter Lyon
                  (3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)                   Deputy Principal
                 Tuesday 28 June
             Year 9 Food Tech Incursion
                   Friday 1 July
  Last day of Term 2 - This is a normal school day

                                                The School Newsletter and School Calendar are both available online @
                                                  The School Calendar contains year group events, assessment schedules and term dates.
Issue 11 2011 | Term 2 Week 2                                                                                                                                      Page 3

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                                                                                                     LITERACY & NUMERACY
NEWS                                                                            ST JOSEPH’S                             NEWS
                                                                            CATHOLIC PARISH
                                                                                            TWEED HEADS                            2011 NAPLAN TESTS
                                                                                                                            Tuesday 10 May to Thursday 12 May
                                                                                          Catholic Presbytery           The National Assessment Program - Literacy
                                                                                        Ph: (07) 5536.7522
                                                            St Joseph’s Parish
                                                              Tweed Heads                                               and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be held in
                                                                                                                        Week 3 of this term for students in Years 7
                                                                         PARISH YOUTH MASS                              and 9.
   John: 20:24-29
                                                                   Our next Youth Mass will be held                     Students have been practising tests and
   But Thomas (who was called the                                        on Sunday 29 May
   Twin), one of the twelve, was not                                                                                    working on skills through this and last term in
                                                                                 (end of Week 5)
   with them when Jesus came. So the                                                                                    preparation for the tests.
   other disciples told him, “We have                                  in the Holy Family Chapel,
   seen the Lord.” But he said to them,                                    St Joseph’s College,                         A parent information brochure has been
   “Unless I see the mark of the nails in                               Doyle Drive, Banora Point                       issued with this week’s newsletter to assist
   his hands, and put my finger in the                                  commencing at 5:30pm                            parents in supporting their children.
   mark of the nails and my hand in his
                                                               Youth Mass Dates for the remainder                       A reminder that students may bring in a
   side, I will not believe.”
                                                                     of 2011 are as follows:                            reading book for all tests, except the reading
   A week later his disciples were again                                                                                test on Wednesday and that a calculator will
   in the house and Thomas was with                                                TERM 2:
                                                                       Week 10: Sunday 26 June                          be required for the test on Thursday. More
   them. Although the doors were shut,                                                                                  information can be found on the website
   Jesus came and stood among them                                                 TERM 3:                     or contact the College.
   and said, “Peace be with you.” Then                                Week 1: Sunday 24 July
   he said to Thomas, “Put your finger                               Week 6: Sunday 28 August                           Ms Fiona Murray
   here and see my hands. Reach out                                Week 10: Sunday 25 September                         Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator
   your hand and put it in my side. Do
   not doubt but believe.”                                                         TERM 4:
                                                                     Week 3: Sunday 30 October
   Thomas answered him, “My Lord and                                Week 7: Sunday 27 November
   my God!”
   Jesus said to him, “Have you                                                                                                  Mother’s Day
   believed because you have seen me?
                                                                                                                                     Sunday 8 May
   Blessed are those who have not seen
   and yet have come to believe.”
                                                         WEEKEND MASS TIMES                                                        ~ SRC FUNDRAISER ~
                                                                                                                          Treat Mum to something special for
      Thomas was a modern man, finding                  St Joseph’s Parish              St Anthony’s Parish                       Mother’s Day
       faith hard. He was let down by the
       others who ran away, the leader                   Saturday Vigil:                 Saturday Vigil:                  Special goodies will be on sale at the
       who denied Jesus; his trust had                      6:00pm                          6:00pm (Kingscliff)           College during lunchtime in the lead
       been abused. He didn’t want much                  Sunday:                         Sunday:                                    up to Mother’s Day:
       more to do with them. He wanted                      7:00am & 9:00am                 7:00am (Pottsville)                Coffee mugs, soaps, bath pack,
       to believe but needed some proof.                                                                                     body butters, and all sorts of things
                                                         Sunday:                         Sunday:
                                                                                                                          to spoil Mum with . . . buy her something
                                                            9:00am (Bilambil)               9:00am (Kingscliff)
      But faith grows within a                                                                                                         really special!
       community. We find growth in our                  Fr Michael Brady                Fr Jim Griffin
       faith through the community – in                  Parish Priest                   Parish Priest
       the Mass, sharing our faith in a
       group, a good spiritual book,
       sharing our doubts but never                                                                                           Gratitude for my Mother
       closing the door to Jesus, sharing                     ‘You Have A Friend’                                             Dear Lord, today I turn to you to give
       our faith in thanks.                                              Roster to 2-16 May 2011:                             you thanks for my mother. With your
                                                         Date             Attendees (Accompanying Adult in bold)              own gift of life, she bore me in her
                                                                                                                              womb and gave me life. She tenderly,
                                                         2 May            Erica Limbo, Alex Preston, Ashley                   patiently cared for me and taught me
Mr Scott McDermott                                                        Taverner, Michelle Delaney                          to walk and talk. She read to me and
RE Coordinator-Ministry                                  9 May            Adam Myers, Sinead Scott, Caitlin                   made me laugh. No one delighted in
                                                                          McGibbon-Goode, Frank Malone                        my successes more; no one could
                                                                                                                              comfort me better in my failures. I am
                                                         16 May           Francis Filler, Alex Mitchell, Martin Lark,
                                                                                                                              so grateful for how she mothered me
                                                                          Lynn Pimm                                           and mentored me, and even
                                                                                                                              disciplined me.
                                                                                                                              Please bless her, Lord, and comfort
                                                                                                                              her. Help her loving heart to continue
                                                                                                                              to love and give of herself to others.
  Thank you for supporting the                                                                                                Strengthen her when she is down and
  2011 Caritas Australia’s Project Appeal.                                                                                    give her hope when she is discouraged.
                     Your generosity will work for the freedom of people living in poverty, challenge                         Most of all, Lord, on this Mother's Day,
                      unjust structures, and empower people to work for a sustainable way of life.                            give my mother the graces she most
                          If you are wondering how you could continue to make a difference                                    needs and desires today. I ask you this,
                              beyond Lent in the struggle against poverty, visit the website                                  in the name of Jesus, our Lord and
                         and take up the challenge to BE More!                                     Saviour forever and ever.

                                                    Mobile Phone Policy: Mobile phones are not to be brought to school.
                       If there are exceptional circumstances, the phone is to be left at Student Reception upon arrival and collected on departure.
                                                        Careers News
STUDENTS                                             A YOU session is the first step in the recruiting   Pathways to Medicine Information Evenings
                                                     process. Attending a YOU session would be           16 May - South Bank        18 May - Gold Coast
1 April:     Scholarship applications open.          beneficial to those students who wish to apply
             Apply online                            for a career within the Australian Defence          These evenings will include a presentation
                 Force. A YOU session is valid for 3 years and       about your study options and an opportunity to
                                                     its obligation free.                                meet Griffith University lecturers. Registrations
24 July:     Open Day 10:00am – 3:00pm                                                                   now open. Go to
                                                     There are a number of ways a YOU session            health/medicine/registration-form
1 August:    Scholarship applications close          can be booked:
                                                      Call 13 19 01                                     The Aptitude for Engineering Assessment
Bond University's Regional Manager, Tom               SMS 13 19 01                                      The Griffith School of Engineering is offering
Betts would like to invite students from              Walk into nearest Defence Force                   an alternate entry pathway for current Year 12
St Joseph’s College to attend the Bond                   Recruiting centre                               students, mature age and international
University Investing in your Future -                 Website:            applicants to enter Engineering. This will
Scholarship Information Seminar.                                                                         involve sitting the Aptitude for Engineering
                                                     The Defence Force is currently recruiting for       Assessment exam on Saturday 24 September
This seminar is free of charge, and gives Year       the following jobs:                                 2011. Successful students will receive
12 students and their families the chance to          ARMY: Telecommunications Technician               admission into the Bachelor of Engineering or
learn more about:                                     NAVY: Electronics Technician                      the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at
 Fast-tracking success at Bond                       Electronics Technician Submariner                 either the Nathan or Gold Coast campuses.
 Bond University Scholarships                        Marine Technician
 Fees and costs                                      Marine Technician Submariner                      Read more here:
 FEE-HELP loan
 ANZ Bond                                           For more information regarding these positions
   University Student                                call 13 19 01 or go to
   Loan Scheme

Date:        Monday, May 16, 2011                    UMAT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Time:        6:15pm for a 6:30pm start               The Undergraduate Medicine and Health
Location:    The Cerum Theatre,                      Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is a 2 hour
             Bond University                         and 45 minute multiple-choice test developed             Queensland Conservatorium
To register:    and used specifically to assist with the                   WINTER ROCK SCHOOL
                                                     selection of students into medicine, dentistry            at the Gold Coast Campus
For further information, contact the Excellence      and health science degree programs at               “Winter Rock School”, is a holiday program
Program Coordinator, Kristy Manyweathers, on         undergraduate level at the participating            designed for music students of high school age
(07) 5595 1067 or email scholarships@bond.           universities listed on the website:                 wanting to expand their skills in popular music.                                                               The program will be running at the Gold Coast
                                                                                                         campus only over the 2011 winter vacation
                                                     For more information, visit the website.            period.
SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORT                                                                                  Students will attend a series of workshops
SCHEME (NAHSSS)                                      SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS USA                             given by experts in their field culminating in a
                                                     Sports Scholarships USA targets recreational        concert at the end of the week where friends
                                                     or amateur sports men or women of low,              and family may attend. Students will also
The Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship
                                                     average, and high level ability. Your current       receive a recording of their work which they
is available to students enrolled in, or intending
                                                     abilities are less important than your              can take away with them.
to enrol in, an accredited/approved
undergraduate or graduate entry allied health        commitment and potential.
                                                                                                         Students with practical skills in popular music
course. Scholarship holders will receive up to
                                                     The program allows students from Australia          and who are interested in areas of recording
$10,000 per year during their undergraduate or
                                                     and New Zealand to utilise their sporting skills    and music technology should not miss this
graduate entry full-time professional studies.
                                                     to gain a University education in the US often      opportunity to mix with students with similar
Part-time students will receive up to $5,000 per
                                                     for less than it costs to study in your home        interests from across Australia and to work
                                                     country. Aussie and Kiwi students are in high       with and learn from highly experienced
                                                     demand at American universities as we have          teachers from the music industry. Applications
Applications for the 2012 funding round will
                                                     strong English skills yet contribute different      close May 23.
open in September 2011. Confirmation of
opening dates will be posted on the SARRAH           cultural elements to the campus community.
                                                                                                         For more information, contact j.sutherland@
website during August at
                                                     Visit the website to see upcoming info sessions, or call the Gold Coast Office
Please visit the SARRAH website for further
                                                     near you, go to           (07) 5552 9036.

                                       Careers News from St Joseph’s College, Banora Point
                                                Newsletter Issue 11 ~ 2 May 2011
Issue 11 2011 | Term 2 Week 2                                                                                                                                  Page 5

CANTEEN NEWS                                             STUDENT OF THE WEEK
 LUNCH ORDERS IN BEFORE SCHOOL PLEASE                            Could this be a picture of you?                      If this student does, he will receive a voucher
As the temperature is set to drop, the need                                                                           to the value of $5.00 for purchases at the
for hot food is ‘on the rise’. Please                    The nominated student is required to present                 Canteen.
remember to get your lunch orders in                     himself to the College Principal before Friday
before school starts; otherwise you might                of this week.                                                Student Council
just miss out! Many thanks for your
understanding and cooperation.

Mrs Dianne Pinkstone
Canteen Manager

   Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
         12:50pm – 1:30pm
          3:00pm – 3:30pm
          8:20am – 9:00am
         10:45am – 11:15am

                        Visit the College website for
                             more information about
                                SJC or for back copies
                                    of the Newsletter

                         Messages to Students: Office staff cannot disrupt teaching in order to deliver messages that are not of an urgent nature.
                                Student’s afternoon home travel plans should be made prior to the student leaving home in the morning.
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                                                       SCHOOL CARE CLAIM ENQUIRIES                                       WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE
                                                                1300 138 498                                                 ENCOUNTER
                                                                      A weekend for married couples. Take time
                                                                                                                    out of your busy schedule, to invest in your
                                                                                                                      most precious asset . . . Your Marriage!
                                                                                                                     This is a unique opportunity to recharge
                Important information about accident protection for students*                                       your relationship batteries, refocus on each
                                                                                                                        other and fall in love all over again!
Dear Parents                                                                                                        Weekend date: 20-22 May at Santa Teresa
                                                                                                                      Spirituality Centre, Ormiston (Brisbane
Every day there are accidents involving children. To assist parents with costs associated with                      suburb) QLD. Bookings: (07) 3352.3328 or
those accidents, we have SchoolCare Accident insurance provided by Catholic Church                                 
Insurances Limited. The SchoolCare Accident policy provides protection to all students attending                      Weekend date: 15-17 July at St. Mary's
our school.                                                                                                         Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park (near
                                                                                                                    Sydney), NSW. Bookings: (02) 4283.3435
The School Activities only cover includes accidental injury cover for school camps, school sports                          or
(including sports out of school hours as long as they are organised by the school), work                             For further information, visit the website
experience and travelling to and from school or school activities. It also includes activities                       
organised or authorised by the school. This includes before and after school care if organised by
the school. Cover is worldwide.
                                                                                                                                   Rotary Youth Exchange
Our policy covers three important areas of care and anyone accident may be claimable under
                                                                                                                                 is seeking applicants for the
one or more of these areas. Cover includes:                                                                                      2012 program. Students from
                                                                                                                                   Year12 are able to apply.
1. Up to $7,500 inclusive per accident for medical costs (excluding any Medicare expenses                                      Places are still available - but hurry!!!
   or the Medicare Gap) from the following registered medical practitioners:
                                                                                                                  As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you will spend
    Dentist
                                                                                                                  one year living in another country, usually with three
    Chiropractor                                                                                                 or four host families. You will become part of those
    Osteopath                                                                                                    families and their community. These Rotary families
    Physiotherapist                                                                                              are volunteers who will welcome and care for you,
    Remedial massage                                                                                             supervise your year and introduce you to their
                                                                                                                  culture and lifestyle.
    Podiatry
    Acupuncture, and also costs from a                                                                           In your host country you may learn another
    Chemist, and                                                                                                 language, experience cuisines, study different
    Hospital accommodation and facility fees.                                                                    subjects, enjoy a new culture and discover another
                                                                                                                  way of living. In addition you will learn a great deal
                                                                                                                  about yourself and gain confidence and self-
    Please note:                                                                                                  sufficiency.
    Federal legislation in Australia prohibits Catholic Church Insurances from
                                                                                                                  You will attend school in your local community, as
                                                                                                                  well as participating in Rotary activities and civic
     the cost of any medical service for which a Medicare benefit is payable                                     functions. At the same time you will make new
     the Medicare Gap or                                                                                         friends, see exciting places and experience
     the cost of any hospital treatment or other benefit unless the cost arises from an injury                   adventures that will take a lifetime to recount.
       while taking part in certain activities, such as:                                                          Any students or parents interested in finding out
       - attending school                                                                                         more about this wonderful Youth program can
       - engaging in a sporting activity                                                                          contact or phone Denise
       - a secondary student undertaking a work experience program                                                Payne on 07 5539 1041.
       - voluntary services to a religious, charitable, educational or benevolent organisation
       - youth activities organised by a voluntary association such as Guides or Scouts or
       - travelling to or from the above activities.

2. Fixed amounts for defined events. For example, when a student accidentally receives a
   fracture of the hand the policy will pay a fixed amount of $250. The full table of benefits lists
   all the defined events covered under the policy and the fixed amount payable. The full table                       FREE ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
   of benefits is shown in the information sheet available at
                                                                                                                     If you live remotely from the major cities or
3. Other benefits related to the injury sustained including:                                                       cannot get along in person you can watch our
    Emergency transport resulting from an accidental injury                                                              24/7 On Demand streaming media
    Home tuition                                                                                                  presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online
    Hospital inconvenience allowance                                                                                info sessions. Our Online sessions provide
    Nursing allowance                                                                                                   access to the same comprehensive
    Professional counselling fees and                                                                               information presented at our city sessions.
    Assistance with payment of school fees in the event of the accidental death of a parent                        You can watch our On Demand pre-recorded
      or guardian.                                                                                                                  video presentation anytime
                                                                                                                                     you like. To access the six
These are all limited to specific amounts per accident. These amounts are detailed in the                                             videos available, please
table of benefits contained in the policy, and are subject to the policy wording, terms, conditions                                        register online.
and exclusions.                                                                                                     Our next LIVE Online information session will
                                                                                                                                            be held at 6:30pm
Your child may have an accident so please cut out the information below and keep it on your                                               (AEST) on Thursday
fridge or in a handy place,                                                                                                                 12 May. To secure
                                                                                                                         your place, please register online.
                              *Summary only. See the policy document for full terms, conditions and exclusions.

                                         Planner: The student planner should be signed by parents/caregivers each week.
                                      Any concerns? Contact the relevant Learning Mentor Group Teacher or Year Coordinator.
DATE OF NOTICE: 27 April 2011             Surfside Buslines
                      NOTICE TO PARENTS & STUDENTS
Please be advised that as a part of Bus Operator regular services review, Surfside Buslines is proposing the following:

As a result of the completion of Botanical Circuit, Surfside Buslines is now proposing that ALL school and urban services
operating in that area follow Botanical Circuit to service all Flametree Park residents. This means that the proposed route
will operate via the entire length of Botanical Cct and will not operate in Macquarie Ave and Franklin St. (see map below)

Affected Urban service:

       Route 607 (Tweed Heads – Flame Tree Park – Tweed Heads)

Affected school services are:

Morning buses:

       1011s (to Lindisfarne Seniors)
       1202 (to Terranora Primary)
       1204 (to Banora Point High, Centaur Primary, St Joseph’s College, St James Primary & Tweed River High)
       1204 (2nd trip) (to Pacific Coast Christian & South Tweed Primary)
       1207 (to Centaur Primary, Banora Point High, St Joseph’s College, St James Primary, St Joseph’s
        primary & Tweed Heads Primary)
       1212 (to Murwillumbah Schools)
       1215 (to Banora Point Primary)

Afternoon buses:

       1201 (from St James Primary)
       1203 (from Lindisfarne High)
       1209 (from St Joseph’s College)
       1219 (from Murwillumbah Schools)
       1224 (from Banora Point Primary)
       1227 (from Centaur Primary & Banora Point High)
        1230 (2 trip) (from Coolangatta Primary, Tweed Heads Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, South Tweed
        Primary, Lindisfarne Primary & Pacific Coast Christian)
       1235 (from Tweed River High)

To ensure that everyone affected by the changes have the opportunity to comment and provide feedback before the
implementation we encourage the community to submit feedback and or questions by Friday 13 May 2011.

                  Thank you. Planning Dept. / email / phone 07 5579 5920

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