Term: 3 Issue: 5 06 September 2007
WEEK 9: Respectful I value the opinions of others and care about their feelings. WEEK 10: Responsible I follow appropriate instructions.
Values the Grovely Way
To start this page off I would like to thank everyone in our school community for their support so far whilst I have been taking Mrs Baker’s place. It is really such a strength at Grovely that our team functions so well in all conditions. As the Term heads to a close there are some very important dates for your diary. September 13 is the P-7 Celebration of Learning Day. Your children have worked hard this term to produce items of really high quality, and we want to share with you. These days are so important to your children because it shows them that we all share in the journey of their education. Your attendance on the day will be such a big part of the success. We can’t wait to see you there. Each student is dressing up as one of their favourite storybook characters to celebrate Book Week on the day. This day will be such a big celebration of what is great at Grovely. And the best part is that it is your children have shaped the day for you. Maybe you could have a chat to your children and help them plan the character they would like to come as. A focus of this day will be our Values and we will be linking that with the student’s choice of character. An example might be that Harry Potter demonstrates the value of courage. We are all really excited about this day and look forward to sharing it with the community. Cent Auction The cent auction will be next Friday 14 September. The success of this event will rely on the support of our community. Each class is making a themed basket using your donations. If you have already sent along your items we thank you very much. Your children benefit from this night and the P&C have worked extremely hard so please send along your donations and try and be there on the night. It is going to be a lot of fun! Reward Days In Week 11, the last week of school we are having our reward day for students that have achieved great behaviour. We place a real importance at Grovely on behaviour and can’t wait to take these kids out to celebrate. You will get information home soon about this excursion and the cost involved. We have kept the cost to an absolute minimum to ensure that all students that have earned this special reward can attend. Teacher Aides Day This Friday 7 September is Teacher Aides Day. At Grovely we have a wonderful team of Teacher Aides supporting our students and staff. On Friday and every other day we celebrate the work they do and the contribution they make to our community. Thank you all for everything you do! Prep-Year 3 Closure Day Just a reminder to everyone that the last day of term, Friday 21 September is a student free day for all Prep to Year 3 students. School will operate as usual for all other year levels. Congratulations If you get the Westerner newspaper you may be aware that we have quite a sporting star in our midst. Kalena Martin in MR has been selected to represent Brisbane in the Junior Boys Representative side. Yes you read this right-the Boys side! What an incredible achievement for her! She is only the second girl ever. She now goes on to play in the Grand Final. Well done Kalena and we wish you all the best.
School Arrival Please be aware that students arriving at school before 8am need to be attending the Before School Care program. It is just not safe for our students to be by themselves on school grounds prior to this time. Some students are arriving at 7.30am. When students arrive at school they are required to sit under F block until the 8.30am bell. We appreciate your support with this. Louise Barry
CENT AUCTION / TRADE NIGHT Friday 14 September
Grovely State School will be holding a Cent Auction and Trade Night at Mitchelton State High School Hall on Friday 14 September from 6.00pm. There will be a variety of stalls, cent auction, lucky door prize and more. Entry Fee, sheets of tickets and lucky envelopes are all $1.00. Tickets are now available at the Uniform Shop on Monday & Friday. Your child’s class has been allocated a variety of products that need donating. Please see your child’s class teacher for a list of suitable items. Thanks to all the families who have done so. Unfortunately, to date there has been very little response from parents and we a relying on the donations to ensure the night is a financial success. Please deliver your items to the class room NOT the office. We look forward to your support and seeing those donations start coming in. Thanks again for supporting your child/rens school.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
7 10-14 13 14 18 19 20 20 21 21 Teacher-Aide Day Grovely Book Week - READiscover Celebration of Learning P-7 P&C Trade night/Cent auction-MSHS hall Rewards Day Grovely Connect Lunch-Ferny Grove Tavern Rewards Day P&C Meeting Prep-Yr 3 Student Free Day Break Up Day Yr 4-7 – End of Term 3
CENT AUCTION PRIZES PROUDLY DONATED BYUltra Tune- Great Western Super Centre Tom Hayes-Brookside Centre Pharmacy Emilian Jayakody-Godfreys Brookside Sports Co.-Brookside Optus-Brookside Store Bakers Delight-Brookside Angus & Robertson Books-Brookside Wendy‟s- Brookside Cosmic Cuts- Mitchelton Keperra Golf Club- Keperra Coffee Club- Brookside Stefan- Head Office The Fruit Market- Ferny Grove Skaffs- Brookside Prouds the Jewller- Brookside Arana Jewellers- Arana Hills Creative Place- Mitchelton Super Cheap- Great Western Super Centre Sleepy‟s- Great Western super Centre First Choice Liquor Super Store- Keperra Ideal Electrical Bizlec Lazer Revive Electrical Express Aunty Marg‟s Pet Grooming- Keperra Bellrose Jewellers-Brookside BB‟s Café-Brookside Australia Post-Brookside Bronco‟s Leagues Club Ferny Grove Bowls Club Supa News- Keperra The Book Warehouse Bakers Delight- Arana Hills Woolworths- Keperra Free Choice Tobacconist- Arana Hills Michel‟s Patisserie- Arana Hills BBQ Meats- Arana Hills Australia Post-Arana Hills Anne Bennison‟s office Geoff Wilson‟s office Anne Bennison‟s Office Everyday Scrap Booking-Arana Hills Beau Repairs- Mitchelton The Brook Hotel BWS MAUI Music- Keperra Alma Park Zoo Healthy Inspirations-Mitchelton
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
Polo Shirts $18.00 each or 2 for $30.00.
BOUQUETS FOR THE TEACHER AIDES
Thank you to all of our amazing teacher aides for their tireless support of the students and staff at Grovely State School. We love and appreciate you all!!
RED CROSS INITIATIVES
GROVELY STATE SCHOOL PLAYGROUP Meets every Thursday morning 9:00am – 10:30am in the Early Years Playground Enjoy music, craft, stories & outside play with your child. Morning tea after the program. This group is open to all families in the Grovely – Keperra area. If you have any questions please call Jill – 3855 0166 or just come along. BREAKFAST CLUB FREE to all students of Grovely State School on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8-8.30am at the Tuckshop. (Juice, cereal and toast). All staff and students are welcome. Please bring your manners!!
GROVELY CONNECT DATES
Mon 10 Sept – Morning Tea (bring a plate). Wed 19 Sept - Lunch at Ferny Grove Tavern 12pm
Friday 7 September on the Oval (near the early years precinct). All welcome!!
IGA-Mitchelton Carmel Harris Delrose Design Jewellers Streets Auto Spares-Arana Hills Colonial Soft Computers-Arana Hills Civic Video-Keperra Don Stewarts Retravision-Alderley Keperra Jewellers-Great Western Arana Leagues Club City Beach-Brookside Arrow Pest Control Banksia Healing Centre Lydia Jordan Australia Zoo El Taco-Mitchelton Picture Land-Brookside The Snow Shop-Keperra Ocean View Estate Winery
Patricks Road Pharmacy Hills Bakery Ferny Grove Tavern Ferny Grove BSW Soul Patterson Pharmacy Ferny Grove Pampered Pet
WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2007 ENTER THE MAKE MINE MILK COMPETITION! THE WINNER WILL WIN AN IPOD NANO PLUS $1000 BOOK VOUCHER. There is also 3 state group winning students who will win and iPod Shuffle and a $500 book voucher. (THAT SOUNDS ALRIGHT!!) ALL YOU NEED TO ENTER IS SHOW WHY YOU THINK MILK IS THE BEST DRINK EVER BY WRITING A SHORT STORY OR POEM,OR CREATE A CARTOON OR ILLUSTRATION, OR TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH AND WRITE A CAPTION - FOR MORE INFO VISIT www.dairy.edu.au/makeminemilk
HI FROM THE CHAPLAIN
Every person has a primary love language (a way in which they show and receive love). Discover your Child’s ‘Love Language’. It is my pleasure to offer to parents the opportunity to participate in this really worthwhile course. As a result of a grant from the Brisbane City Council, Grovely can offer this course to parents, for the cost of a gold coin. Included in the cost is a cuppa and a „5 Love Languages‟ workbook. The course is to be facilitated by Kathy Stolz, a hich school teacher, wife and mother of 4. It will run for 5 weeks and will take place on Thursday mornings, commencing on Thursday the 18th of October, 9:00-10:30am. Comments from past participants include: “I am now aware of my child‟s love language. Before I would have been completely frustrated by their seemingly meaningless behaviour. Now I know better!” “I am calmer in the mornings” “The first „guilt free‟ parenting course ever!” If you are interested in doing this course, please contact me through the school office so that I can order a workbook for you and reserve a place. Free help with budgets and managing personal finances Although we may not like having to think about the family budget, financial problems have a way of negatively impacting on every other area of our lives, including our relationships. A trained finance worker is offering her time and expertise to help individuals and couples better manage budgets and save money. For further information and to arrange meeting times please contact Sue Wilton on 0423 096 555 or email@example.com Jennifer Thompson
10 – 14 Sept
The theme this year is:
We have all the books on the Shortlist! Come and check out the display in the library. As part of our school celebrations on Thursday 13 September, dress up as a character from your favourite book! The only condition is that you have to tell us why you chose your character. Remember your library “Borrowing day” – Monday MRD/MR nd Tuesday JM, JB, MM (every 2 ), Wednesday JJ, Thursday nd MD (every 2 ) Prep & JRJ
Reminder Prep - Year 5 Premier's Reading Challenge finishes this Friday 7 September. Please bring your completed Reading Record Sheet to the Library. Reminder Yr 6-7 Principal's Reading Challenge finishes this Friday 7 September. Please bring your completed Reading Record Sheet to the Library. Thankyou from Ms Meg PS Tags for Dress-ups will be distributed to classesthis Thursday. All you have to do is fill them in, and tie them to your costume.
KEOGH SWIM SCHOOL
Squads commenced on Monday 3 September. All squads start at 4pm. For enquiries please call Amy on 0433 488 976. We are also looking for enthusiastic parents that are interested in teaching Learn to Swim in the afternoons after school. These classes will run for approximately 1 hour. For more information please call Amy on 0433 488 976.
A reminder…… Prep to Year 3 Closure Day Friday 21 September.
A student free day has been mandated for all Education Queensland schools on this day. Teachers in this phase of learning will receive professional development and training. The impact of the introduction of the Preparatory Year on curriculum provision will be explored on this day. Our staff will be working with the staff of Mitchelton State School. Out of Hours School Care is available to families who require this.
GROVELY GOSPEL CHAPEL PLAYGROUP
Held every Monday from 9.30-11.00am at Woking Street. BYO morning tea, cuppa
provided. Come and join other parents and toddlers. We have a safe, fenced area with lots of room to play.
FREE ADULT LITERACY TUTORING
Free Adult Literacy Tutoring by trained volunteers is now available for adults at the former Grovely Preschool building (right opposite the state school). Anyone wishing to improve their reading or writing skills are welcome. All enquiries to Jan Knight on 3366 4987 or call in to the old preschool building between 1-3pm any Tuesday.
JUST FOR KIDS
We are having a great time at JUST FOR KIDS and doing all sorts of activities and games this week. It doesn’t matter how good you are at sports, we cater for all types and everyone achieves something and therefore feels good about themselves. So come along this week at 5.30pm for dinner. Any primary school child is able to come to the Grovely Gospel ChapelWoking Street, GROVELY. There is NO charge and any questions ring Ros on 3353 0029. **Please note there is NO club on Thursday 20 Sept. We will restart on 11 October.
Dave Prickett’s Tennis coaching is held at Grovely State School on Tuesdays from 33.45pm. FREE racquet for new beginners. Restrings $30, Grips $10 (c.o.d.). Please call Dave Prickett on 3351 4483 for further information.
FERNY FIREBALLS CRICKET SIGN-ON
Sunday 26 August
The Mater Children’s Hospital is hosting a intervention research program to help families manage children who are experiencing the challenges of being overweight. The family focused intervention for children between the ages of 6-10 years promotes a healthy active lifestyle. For more information contact Denise Mitchell Project Coordinator on 3163 2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the web site http://koala.imb.uq.edu.au/Koala
Time? Where: More:
10am – 2pm Ferny Sports Reserve, Tramways St Ferny Grove www.fernyfireballs.org.au
Little Athletics is an Australian-wide network of centres for boys and girls aged 5 to 17 years. Weekly meetings include a variety of track and field events held in a Family atmosphere of Fun, excitement, Fitness and achievement. Parents run the events so that chidren get the best care available. Sign-On Dates 31 August from 6-8pm 1 September from 2-4pm at The Gap State High School oval off Waterworks Road. Please phone 0416 866 395 or email www.thegaplittleathletics.org.au
FOR THE FUTURE
For the Future is a FREE flexible employment focused program for eligible parents and carers. It offers ongoing job search support and accredited training from a range of vocational areas. To find out if you are eligible for this program please contact Diane Stickler or Frankie Harrision at Help Enterprises Ph: 3355 9555 or 0438 801 012.
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