WE STRIVE TO DO THE FIVE - RESPECT, SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, CONSIDERATE, PARTICIPATE
‘GOTCHA’ cards have been designed to encourage and reward good behaviour in an effort to boost each child’s self esteem and improve the general standard of behaviour at our school. Well done to this week’s ‘Gotcha’ winners who have done a brilliant job of demonstrating the school’s Code of Conduct this week: Prep: Orinoco Kelly, Jack Jones, Seth Hudson, Bailey Stibbs Year 1 Shanae, Claire James Moore, Kamara Stanta, Etan Turvey, Zearah Hockaday Year 2 Jayde Peace, Finlay Butler, Matthew Weston Year 2/3M Amber Hogarth Year 3 Sean Vonhoff, Matthew Howlett, Jake Miller, Alex Wilson Year 3/4M Bryn Feliciano Year 4 Samantha Band, Taniesha, Jessie Ashmead Year 5 Valma Cloudy, Tiarna Belz, Keenan Harris, Hayden Camp Year 5/6M James Field Year 6 Kaila Hall, Jahn Brautigam, Monique Doolan Year 7 TaylahLeigh de Courcey, Shontelle Moss, Shannon Kruger, Tyeghan Pedro, Katelyn Gowans. BOOKCLUB A special 50% discount issue is available before the school holidays. Please ask your class teacher. This special issue will be due back at school Thursday th September 10 . Lyn Phillips Volunteer School Bookclub Co-ordinator PARENTS CORNER Tuckshop: The tuckshop is still looking for parents/carers who would be interested in forming a tuckshop committee to meet once a term to discuss new ideas for the tuckshop’s menu. Book Packs: We are almost at that time of year again where we need to start preparing for our book packs. We are looking for someone to co-ordinate the sale and distribution of the 2010 book packs – this is a great service that our P & C provides for the school community. It is essential that we have volunteers come forward for this service to continue. If you can help with either of these projects please call Yvonne on 0415 481 970 or Krystle on 0401 457 699.
DATES TO REMEMBER FOR 2009
3 September 7-9 September 9-11 September 14 September 17 September 19 September 5 October 6 October 9 October 19 October 30 October 11 December 27 January 2010 Season 3 Sports commences Year 4 Paluma Camp One Year 4 Paluma Camp Two Spellathon sponsorship forms brought to school for stamping. Year 6 Leadership School holidays Student Free Day (Monday) Term Four commences (Tuesday) Spellathon ENDS - sponsorship forms must be returned to school today to be eligible for prizes. Student Free Day (Monday) World Teacher’s Day Last day of Term Four School commences
CONCERT RAFFLE Thank you to each and every person who purchased a ticket in the school concert raffle last week. Winners are: • Red Ticket A68 Judy Finch • Red Ticket F93 The Stinton family • Blue Tucket A43 Di Ansford • Orange Ticket E77 Melinda Thompson Thank you to Hogs Breath Cafe, Cactus Jacks and Warrina Cinema for supporting the school.
Optiminds – Congratulations to our Optiminds Team on placing first last Sunday. The team is now preparing for the state finals to be held in Brisbane in October. Interschool Sport – Season 3 of Interschool Sport rd commences on Thursday 3 September. The sports involved are basketball, Softball, t-ball and AFL. Best wishes to all students involved in these sports. Interschool Athletics (Red Track) – Congratulations to all students who represent Weir State School last Friday at the Interschool Athletics Carnival (Red Track). We had some fantastic results, with 5 of our students selected to trial at the th NQ Trials to be held on Tuesday 8 September. Year 4 Camp – Best wishes to all students, staff and parent helpers who are attending the camp next week to Paluma. We are looking forward to hearing about all the exciting things that happened while you were away. School Holidays – Just a reminder that school holidays are fast approaching. They commence on th Saturday 19 September and conclude on Monday th th 5 October. School resumes on Tuesday 6 October. Jennie Vanderjagt – Principal Scott Taylor – Deputy Principal Janet Stewart – Acting Deputy Principal Leanne Moore – Acting Head of Curriculum
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH? Mental Health is a positive state of wellbeing used to describe emotional and social wellness. It involves feeling positive about ourselves, the people and events in our lives, and being able to live life to our fullest capacity. Our mental health influences everything we do: • How we think, feel and behave • The way we relate to other people • The way we respond to the challenges of everyday life; and • How we cope with events such as changing jobs, having a baby, retirement, loss and physical illness
Things to do to improve your mental health • Exercise daily – at least for 30 minutes • Eat healthy foods – avoid drinking too much coffee, eating too much fat, and sugars • Visit your doctor regularly to ensure good health • Build a community around yourself – having people to talk to makes life happier and more enjoyable • Keep busy and involved – in family, school, work, leisure • Drink plenty of water • Have adequate sleep • Seek help if you are feeling down, don’t let the blues take over you • Be kind to yourself – do things that you enjoy eg. a relaxing bath, take a movie, go to dinner • Do things for other people – not only will they benefit but it is a boost for you as well • Practise thinking good thoughts, avoid bad thoughts • Watch comedy shows, seek out humour, laugh loudly
CELEBRATING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
From PB Orinoco Kelly Working really hard to sound out words when writing. From PR Alexandra Dintignana Great effort in counting. Lachlan Kay Great effort in writing his name. From PY Odin Kilpatrick Being brave on the obstacle course. From PG Eleni Moe and Davauntay Peters Settling well in class. From 1Y Bryson Waite Huge effort in reading. Tyler Forster For honesty when finding money. From Year 3 The Green Police and the environment congratulate Year 3. From 5B Elijah Wieden Showing genuine interest in attempting all tasks. Kimberly Larsen Continually following school rules. From 5R Celeste Kelly Being a kind and caring class member. PRINCIPAL’S AWARD: Caitlin Bartholomew, Tiahnee Newton, Ruvarashe Nhokwara, Jack Connolly, Patrice Blair, Abigail Hammond.
TOWNSVILLE BROTHERS SWIMMING CLUB INC SIGN-ON Townsville Brothers Swimming Club Inc will be holding its annual sign-on for boys and girls of all ages on th Sunday 13 September from 10am til 1pm at the Ignatius Park College Pool, Ross River Rd, Cranbrook. Come along to check out the club pool and join the fun and friendly atmosphere of Townsville Brothers Swimming Club. There will be a free sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase and free entry to the th pool. Training will commence Monday 5 October, 2009. For further information please call 0447 520 425. NQ FURY FOUR DAY JUNIOR SOCCER CLINIC 21 – 24 September 6 – 13 year olds. Venue Brolga Park, Murray Sporting Complex, Cost $99 per player, 10% discount for multiple participants from the same family. For more information on session times and www.nqfury.com.au or email registration firstname.lastname@example.org WILLIAM ROSS STATE HIGH SCHOOL YEAR 7 INTO 8 INFORMATION EVENING Venue: Performing Arts Block. Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2009. Time: 5:30 pm – Registration 6:00 – 7:00 pm Information Session. Take this opportunity to meet with Staff at William Ross. At William Ross we “Make the Difference!”
FATHER’S DAY STALL
Our Father’s Day Stall will be st held from Monday 31 th August to Friday 4 September. One gift per child, however children with a stepfather will be able to purchase an additional gift. Gifts will range in price from $4.00 to $5.00.
Mental health is an essential part of our overall health and affects our physical health; as our physical health also affects our mental health. It is also strongly related to our behaviour, particularly our social behaviour and relationships with others. So put the effort in and work to be mentally healthy.
Adapted from: Austn Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health