10/ 08 Wednesday, 2 April Dates to Remember: 5 April - 13 April School Holidays 15 April (Tuesday) Term 2 Resumes 21 April Car Raffle Tickets Due Back 29April (Tuesday) Japanese Exchange Meeting 6:30pm 29 May (Thursday) Science Competition 12 June (Thursday) Writing & Spelling Competition 29 July (Tuesday) Mathematics Competition 12 August (Tuesday) English Competition 28 August (Thursday) Computer Skills Competition Assembly Foyer Web 6/7R PC
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK HARMONY DAY Congratulations to Mrs Dickson and 1/2D for conducting our Harmony Day assembly this year. They performed the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ which demonstrates that through cooperation and working together goals can be achieved.
Our Prep students produced a wonderful Harmony Day banner.
Some of our junior school students displaying their National costume/flag.
EASTER VACATION. School will close this Friday the 4 April and reopen on Tuesday 15 April. Please note that Monday 14 April is a pupil free day. I would like to wish all parents, students and community members a safe and happy holiday Yours in Education Doug Lange Principal
YEAR 5 EXCELLENCE IN ART PROGRAMME
On Monday, 31 March, Bella, Georgia, Neale and Tilman travelled to Carina State School to take part in an Artistic Development Programme. They were told to do three still life paintings The first one was in the style of Van Gogh and they painted Sunflowers. The second one was on plyboard and the students were instructed step by step how to do a still life of flowers, vases and jugs. The third one was a free choice of a still life. They brought their artwork back to school and amazed everyone with their artistic brilliance. Tilman, Neale, Bella & Georgia POSITIVE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
The 1/2D scientists have determined that a wider base is best for floating boats. This they discovered during PEP.
1/2 B have been looking at the Water Cycle during PEP over the last few weeks.
HANDS ON SCIENCE Today students had the opportunity to participate in the Science “Hands On Workshop” This science workshop provides a fantastic opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of science and reinforce what they are learning at school. Many thanks to Jeff Hausler for arranging and coordinating this great event and providing this wonderful opportun ity for the students of our school.
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Ryan Georgina Helica Rosario Jessica Calin Ethan Jacob Rhani Jasmine Caitlyn Samson Alex Raydon Emily Amelia Stephanie Ellen Katherine
CLASS AWARDS Showing an enthusiastic attitude Always trying her best. Speaking clearly in front of the class. Showing enthusiastic attitude to Creative costume design. Creative flag design Amazing acting skills. Amazing acting skills and learning lines. Trying hard. Being a great helper. Always doing her homework. Trying really hard with handwriting. Working hard in fitness activities. On task work habits. A descriptive Sense Poem. Enthusiasm and excellence in athletics. Netball goal scoring excellence. Always working to full capacity. Being a ‘quiet ‘achiever. Excellent Japanese skills. Good Japanese skills.
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JAPANESE AWARDS Joshua Dominic
JAPANESE NEWS Date change: Expression of Interest meeting: Tuesday April 29th at 6.30pm We’re off to Japan This year we are planning on visiting our sister school, KAMARIYA NISHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, in Yokohama in September/O ctober for about 2 weeks. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience living in Japan and discovering first hand what life in Japan is really l ike. Of course, it is also a wonderful way to for the children to actually use their Japanese language. It also gives the children great confidence in themselves as they are away from parents and will be representing not only our s chool but our country as well. They are mini ambassadors for 2 weeks! Tanaka Sensei (Jenny) Japanese Language Specialist ANZAC DAY Camp Hill State Infant & Primary School together with Past members of the Camp Hill Belmont RSL Sub Branch, will be conducting the annual March and Commemorative Service. Marchers will meet at: The Camp Hill Hotel at 8.00am prior to marching to Camp Hill State Infants & Primary School where th e Commemorative Service will be held on Friday 25th April. We cordially invite all who wish to attend Pam Dunbar Deputy Principal
Camp Hill State Infants & Primary School DONATE YOUR OLD COMPUTERS! If you have any old computers at home which are still in working order & are just gathering dust - please consider donating the m to Mayfield. We are trying to provide as many computers as possible in every classroom and this would greatly assist us. Please bring them up to the office or staffroom. All donations will be gratefully received! Thanks. Katy Metcalfe (IT Co-ordinator) BAND NEWS Our first combined schools band performance for the year will be performing at the ANZAC Day service (Friday 25th April) at C amp Hill State and Infants Primary School at 8.45 am. We will also be performing with the Queensland Youth Wind Ensemble on Sunday 27th July at 3.00 pm. All parents and friends are most welcome to attend these exciting performances. Letters were sent home about these performanc es on Thursday the 21st of February. ***Don't forget to send in your child's permission slip for the ANZAC Day performance - they are due Friday 4th April*** We will also be performing in Education Queensland's Fanfare competition from May 13th until June 13th 2008. The dates and times of the competition are yet to be advised. All the best to our combined schools band members. Don't forget if your child is unable to attend a rehearsal or a lesson please send a letter to the office the following school day. Yours in Music Penny Hall Instrumental Music Teacher WANTED - PLASTIC BAGS These can be left in the Teacher Aides Room. Thankyou. P and C NEWS Mothers Day Stall—May 7th and 8th 2008 Well it’s time for the Mothers Day stall fairies to hound our school community again for donations. There will be a box in the office for you to place items in. It would be wonderful if things could start coming in sooner rather than later because the fairies need to get them ready for the children to purchase. Ideas for donation—bathroom products, things for the kitchen, things for the garden, stationary , books. Thanks Colleen DON’T FORGET TO SELL YOUR CAR RAFFLE TICKETS GREENS PANCAKE MIX FOR SALE - $2 PER BOTTLE OR A BOX OF 12 FOR $20. SEE YVONNE OR LEISA IN THE UNIFORM SHOP OR SEND A NOTE AND MONEY TO SCHOOL Yvonne President (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) UNIFORM SHOP Opening Hours Monday 2.30 – 3.00pm Payment by cheque or cash only. Thursday 8.30 – 9.00am
Yvonne and Leisa TENNIS COURTS The school has 2 courts for hire, daytime or night-time. Day rate $5.00ph, Night Rate $10.00ph, 2 hours $15.00. This money go es to the P & C. Ph 3395 2928 for bookings, leave a message if the answering machine comes on. TUCKSHOP Thank you to the volunteers who have worked so hard to get our Tuckshop up and running again. Roster Thursday 03/04/08 Rachel, Sharon & Kim Roster Friday 04/04/08 Paul, Venessa & Jane MORE VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED TO KEEP IT OPEN NEXT TERM
Tennis coaching Enrolment forms for tennis coaching by Greg Chippendale (0418 884 762) for term two, 2008, are available fr om the school office. All completed forms need to be returned to school office by Friday, 4th April
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Expression of Interest for 2008 Japan Visit (Outbound) Student’s Name: ________________________ Class: ________________________________ Age: ________________________________ Birthday: _____________________________ Parents’ names: ________________________ Contact phone number: ___________________ E-mail address: ________________________ Previously hosted: YES/NO _____________________
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CAVENDISH ROAD STATE HIGH SCHOOL Take the Cavendish Road to Success
Choosing the right road for your Child’s future is vital. Cavendish Road State High values h igh academic standards as well as sporting and cultural achievement. Come and see what all the talk is about at our Open Day on Tuesday 22nd April 2008. MORNING SESSION: EVENING SESSION: 9.15AM to 10.45AM 6.00PM to 7.30PM
Children’s Pottery/Sculpture Classes
School Holiday Classes commence 09/04/08 (2weeks only) Children aged 8 to 16 years
Contact: Penny Mc Intyre 38433 4141 0438 518 485