Cleaning Mrs Sandy Baker
Mrs Helen Neilsen
TERM 1 WEEK 1 Groundscare Mr Gary Poperwell
Office Administration Mrs Kathy Frost (Mon & Fri)
Mrs Denyelle Gillingham
From the Principal (Mon – Thurs)
Teacher Aides Mrs Sue Rogers
WELCOME Mrs Kerry-Ann Cahill
Welcome back to Seaforth School parents, students and Mrs Denyelle Gillingham
staff. I hope that everyone had a great festive season Mrs Lara Wright
and enjoyed their holidays. To the new families, I
would like to welcome you to our school and hope you KINDY
and your family enjoy your time here. As you may have noticed, the C & K Kindy is finished
and today is their first day of operation. We were
I would also like to extend our welcome to our new successfully allocated as a trial school for the new
staff and hope you find your time here both personal Kindy program as part of the Federal Government’s
and professionally rewarding. 2014 commitment in providing quality early learning
opportunities and access to Queensland children. This
Mr Brett De Boni – Year 6/7 Classroom Teacher is a fantastic facility and will benefit the Seaforth and
(Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays) & Acting Principal District students tremendously.
(Thursday & Fridays).
Mrs Shannon Treloar – Year 6/7 Classroom Teacher As part of the conditions, 8 car parks have been
(Thursday & Fridays) covering Mr De Boni. provided for the Kindy. These are short term Kindy
Miss Lauren Noli – Prep Teacher (Thursday & Fridays) only parks and parking and access is very limited.
sharing with Mrs Francis. Parking will be closely monitored in the coming weeks.
Mrs Julie Currie – Year 3/4/5 Classroom Teacher If you have school aged children and require to drop off
covering Mrs Julie Richardson while she continues her a number of children, please use the school parking and
leave. not the Kindy parking. The carpark was only finished
Mrs Bronwyn Trehearn – C & K Kindy Teacher Aide on Saturday and we are still waiting for signage. There
Ms Rhyannan Oakley – C & K Kindy Director/Teacher is no access or parking for school families (only
Mrs Helen Neilsen – Casual Cleaner Kindy). Please assist us by taking care when driving in
front of the school as there will be an increase in traffic
CLASSES & STAFF FOR 2011 entering and leaving the school access.
Kindy Ms Rhyannan Oakley
Mrs Bronwyn Trehearn Kindy hours are slightly different from school to assist
Prep Mrs Melissa Francis (Mon – Wed) in traffic and parking. No child is to be dropped off at
Miss Lauren Noli (Thur & Fri) Kindy until after 8:45am. Kindy finishes at 2:45pm.
Year 1/2 Mrs Judy Atkins
Year 2/3 Mrs Jenny Fergus Families or members of the community wanting to
Year 3/4/5 Mrs Julie Currie contact the Kindy need to be advised that they still are
Year 5/6 Mrs JoAnn Clout waiting for their landline to be connected. Please use
Year 6/7 Mr Brett De Boni (Mon – Wed) their mobile number or the Brisbane number until this
Mrs Shannon Treloar (Thurs & Fri) occurs.
LOTE Ms Christine Harkins
HPE Mr Jim Hamilton-Smith Seaforth Kindy (landline): 49664 072 (Bronwyn &
Learning Sup Mrs Maureen Munro Rhyannan)
Special Needs Ms Cathy Loo Seaforth Kindy (mobile): 0427 733 049
Brisbane C & K: 1300 324 359 or www.candk.asn.au
(for online waiting lists)
Please take the time to meet and get to know your
child’s classroom teacher/s. In week 3, we will be
having classroom information sessions. Please come
along to hear about routines, programs, expectations,
etc. to ensure you are fully aware.
If at any time you have concerns, please don’t hesitate
in contacting your child’s teacher to make a mutually
convenient time. Please don’t leave things until
November or December to bring up with me. This is The best educational opportunities occur when open
far too late and very little can be achieved. communication happens between class teachers and the
families. If you have any queries or concerns about
Here are our new Preps for 2011. your child/ren, please contact the classroom teacher for
a suitable time. 8:20am isn’t the best time as this is an
extremely busy time for teachers. Ask them can you
make an appointment.
Have a great week
MESSAGE FROM EDUCATION QUEENSLAND
REDUCING RUBBISH AT SEAFORTH
As many of you are aware, we are really focusing on
reducing our environmental footprint at Seaforth. Over
the past years we have seen the introduction of our
worm farm, reducing the amount of plastics we bring in
our school lunches, etc. This year our focus is to
PARADE – Mondays 8:30 – 9:00am
continue with what we are doing and also target
PARENT TEACHER INFORMATION SESSIONS
These are organised to provide information to parents
We have purchased new bins for classrooms, office
about the routines, expectations and organisation of
spaces and lunch areas and the Council will be
your child’s new class and teacher/s. These meetings
delivering our new recycling bins this week (hopefully).
will be held next week and a timetable will be sent
home later this week and also in next weeks newsletter.
Just a reminder that we strongly encourage all children
to consider the environmental impact their school
PRINCIPAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2011
lunches have as well. We will be talking with the
I will continue with my part-time Administration
students during Health and Studies of Society and the
arrangement for 2011. I will work on Mondays,
Environment about options for a healthy lunch as well
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Principal role and
as options for bring lunch to school. Our aim is to
Brett De Boni has been appointed for 2011 to will work
reduce the amount of rubbish at school and increase our
Thursdays and Fridays in this role. This has been an
extremely successful arrangement in the past years
(2006-2009) and we will continue to work in the same
P & C NOTICES
The AGM is set down for February (date to be advised
Please don’t hesitate in contacting either one of us if an
in next newsletter) and everyone is encouraged to
attend and have their say. Please don’t be reluctant
because “you might get a job!”
UPDATE STUDENT RECORDS
STUDENT CHECKLIST – family details
There are a number of executive positions that will be
Media Consent Form & Medication Form
vacant for 2011. Please come along and support our
All returning students from 2010 will be sent home
today Student Checklist – family details, Media
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. You don’t have to
Consent Form and Medication Form. Can you please
nominate or accept a position but may prefer to be a
member or help with fundraising only.
check details and update these forms and return to
Always wanting fresh input and new ideas!
school by Friday 28th January 2011.
CLASSES & STAFFING FOR 2011
Even though these can’t be finalised until after Day 8
(Thursday 3rd February) the following is what we have The uniform shop will be open on Mondays and
started the 2011 school year with: Wednesdays between 8:15 – 9:00am
Shirts - $27.00
Hats - $15.00
Homework folder - $8.00
Heavy duty chair bag - $11.00 0488 730 310
Pencil case - $6.00 firstname.lastname@example.org
TUCKSHOP WILL NOT BE OPEN THIS 25 Johnson Ave, Seaforth 4741
FRIDAY. Phone 49590032
0447 590 032
A new Tuckshop Price List for Term 1 is attached to the
newsletter. Fully qualified waxing consultant strip and hot wax
New Roster for 1st term is getting put together so if you
would like to help out please call Justine Mayes on
Mackay North State High School Tuckshop co-
A position exists for a co-convenor for the 2011 school
year with the intention of this position increasing to the
Senior Managing Convenor from the commencement of
the 2012 school year.
Written applications close Friday the 19th of February
2011. Interviews will take place in the following week.
For an application package and more information,
please contact Grant Webb via email:
Mackay Wanderers F.C
Sign on dates
29/01/2011 Fitzgerald State School, 1-4pm
30/01/2011 Fitzgerald State School, 2-4pm.
Your Beaconsfield, Andergrove and Northern Beaches
All players must have turned 5 before they can play.
Phone enquiries, D.Patton. Ph 49424423, 0407733501
Seaforth Ladies tennis Association.
General meeting and sign on.
9am Thursday the 27th of January 2011 at the tennis
courts. For more information please contact Helen
Neilsen on 49590118.
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