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Newsletter 31st July 2009

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									                                                                                                                Issue 23
                                                                                                               31 July 2009



INSIDE
                                                      Welcome back
                                                      Welcome back to school for term 3. An interesting and exciting educational
                                                      program has been prepared for students this term. Apart from normal lessons
                                                      students will also participate in Harmony Week and NAIDOC Week activities,
                                                      the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, the Year 10/11 Sydney/Snow excursion will occur, and
Mid Richmond PSSA Athletics                           a number of representative sports fixtures will be held. Year 12 will complete
Carnival                                     2        their Trial HSC exams and Year 11 their Yearly exams. Term 3 marks the final
Jeans for Genes Day                          2        term of school for students in Year 12. All students are encouraged to make the
                                                      most of the opportunities presented.
Year 9 Work Education                        2
Student Profile                              2        School Development Day
Keyboard/Piano Lessons                       2        As reported in the final newsletter of term 2, staff returned to duty on Monday
                                                      this week for a school development day focussed on Quality Teaching practices,
CLO News                                     3
                                                      K-6 numeracy programs, policies surrounding laptop computer use by students
                                                      and familiarisation with video conferencing facilities at the school which can be
                                                      used for teaching and learning for students and professional dialogue with
                                                      colleagues. Guest speakers included Dr Katie Weir from Southern Cross
                                                      University. We linked with staff at Broken Hill High School for the video
                                                      conferencing session. It was a most informative and worthwhile day providing
                                                      plenty of food for thought in our work with students.

                                                      Vale Jacki Parkinson
                                                      The school has been saddened to hear of the passing of Jacki Parkinson.
                                                      Jacki’s husband David has been a staunch advocate for the school and for
                                                      young people on the northern rivers for many years. It is through my contact
                                                      with David that I came to know Jacki as a bright and efficient person with a
                                                      warm sense of humour. She will be missed in our community. Our thoughts are
                                                      with David and his family at this sad time.

                                                      Sporting news
                                                                             As reported in a previous newsletter, Sarah Drake (Year
                                                                             12) was selected to referee at the Kanga Cup, a week
                                                                             long festival of football (soccer) in Canberra. From 13-17
                                                                             July Sarah refereed 15 matches. Teams at the
                                                                             tournament were in each age grouping from 10 years to
                                                                             18 years – both boys and girls teams. The teams were
                                                                             from all over Australia and a team from New Zealand and
                                                                             Chjnese Taipei competed. Sarah refereed 16, 17 and 18
                                                                             years divisions for both boys and girls. Sarah was named
                                                                             ‘Referee of the Tournament’ and was selected to referee
                                                                             the 18 years girls’ final. The following text appears on
                                                                             the Football Far North Coast Referees’ website:



    Newsletter 23/2009—Be a Learner, Be Respectful, Be Safe                                                                Page 1
Diary
This Week – Week B                                                                 Mid Richmond PSSA Athletics
August 3               K-12 Curriculum Cmte mtgs 3:40pm                            Carnival
August 4 - 6           Harmony & NAIDOC Week activities                            The PSSA Mid Richmond Athletics Carnival will
August 5               CHS Regional Athletics, Lismore
August 6               Captains’ Morning Tea                                       be held at Evans River on Friday August 7. The
                       Positive Behaviour for Learning Cmte mtg 3:40pm             carnival will commence on the school oval at
August 7               SRC Jeans for Genes Day                                     10am.
                       PSSA Mid-Richmond Athletics at ER                           We will be competing against Woodburn and
                       Y9&10 Ekka excursion, Brisbane                              Coraki schools to gain entry to the Ballina District
                                                                                   Carnival which will be held on Friday 21 August in
Next Week – Week A
                                                                                   Alstonville.
August 10          School Council 5:00pm
August 11          Visit by Regional Director                                      On the day, 55 of our students from Years 2-6 will
                   Finance Cmte mtg 1:05pm                                         be competing. We wish them all the best.
August 12          OHS Cmte mtg 1:05pm                                             Any parents wishing to support their child on the
August 13          Teddy Bears’ Picnic                                             day are most welcome For more information
                   SRC Mtg 1:05pm                                                  contact Kayanne Cattle at the school.
August 9-15        Y10/11 Sydney/Snow excursion
August 10-21       Trial HSC examinations                                          Jeans for Genes Day
                                                                                   On Friday August 7 the
Coming Events
August 17              School Education Director visits                            SRC are holding a
                       K-12 Staff mtg 3:40pm                                       fundraiser. Students may
                       P&C mtg 4:30pm                                              wear jeans and bring a gold
August 18              Richmond Valley Council mtg (Performance Hall as            coin to raise funds for the
venue)                                                                             Children’s        Medical
August 18-20           CHS State Lawn Bowls, St John’s Park, Sydney                Research Institute (CMRI).
                                                                                   CMRI have researchers working on diseases
                                                                                   which include Cancer, Epilepsy, Eye Disorders
Sarah Drake had a little bit of extra weight in her luggage at Gold Coast          and many other genetic illnesses.
Airport last weekend, when she returned home after officiating at the largest      Normal school shirts, jumpers and shoes must still
football tournament in the Southern Hemisphere, the Kanga Cup. Sarah was           be worn.
sent to Canberra with 4 other referees from the Far North Coast to officiate at    We appreciate your support for this worthy cause.
the Kanga Cup and was awarded the Referee Of The Tournament. Sarah was             For more information contact Fiona Williamson at
selected out of approximately 120 referees from around Australia, with the         school.
award being selected by the group of referee assessors who were at the             Year 9 Work Education
tournament.                                                                        Students are currently undertaking a unit on the
President, David Nolan, who attended as an assessor, said that “the award          influences that effect career choices. Part of this
was a fitting recognition for the standard of Sarah’s officiating throughout the   unit is an assessment which partly involves
tournament and I congratulate Sarah on her great achievement”.                     students interviewing their parents or carers. If
The award follows on from the success of our referees last year, when Tiarna       you have any concerns about the questions in the
Kinnear [a former Evans River student!] received the Junior Referee of the         interview please don’t hesitate to contact Chris
Tournament.                                                                        Hayward at school on 6682 6666.
Nolan said that “all 4 of the referees who attended the tournament were very
impressive and represented our branch very well”. Nolan said that “all the         Student Profile
other assessors were very impressed with our referees from here on the Far         Brian Merton, Captain, Royal Australian Army
North Coast and this was reflected by the appointments of all our referees on                        Former student Brian Merton,
Grand Finals”.                                                                                       Dux of the Year 2001 Year 12
Sarah Drake was selected as the referee for the Grade 18 Girls Grand Final,                          group, has recently been
Tiarna Kinnear was selected as the referee for the Grade 16 Girls Grand                              promoted to captain.
Final, David Henville was selected as the referee for the Grade 14 Boys                              After leaving school, Brian
Grand Final and Damien Parker was selected as the assistant referee for the                          attended the Australian Defence
Grade 16 Boys Grand Final.                                                                           Force Academy (ADFA),
Sarah also refereed at Queensland U15 State Titles July 23-26 at Brisbane.                           graduating in 2004 with a
Sarah refereed eleven games at the tournament.                                                       Bachelor of Science, majoring in
Sarah says the refereeing is “so much fun, really enjoyable. You really                              Physics and Chemistry.
concentrate on a game. You need to have good negotiation skills to manage          Brian then attended the Royal Military College,
the players sometimes.” Sarah is considering completing a Certificate IV in        Duntroon and graduated at the end of 2005. His
Sport Officiating and would like to pursue refereeing on a professional level.     initial posting was to the Royal Australian
“One day I would like to get a FIFA badge, which means you are an                  Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
international grade referee.” In the short term, a weary Sarah is catching up      In 2007 Brian attended ADFA once more to study
on some rest – in her study breaks.                                                mechanical engineering before his recent
                                                                                   promotion.
Rob Walker - Principal                                                             Congratulations to Brian on his successful career
                                                                                   in the Defence Forces.
     Newsletter 23/2009—Be a Learner, Be Respectful, Be Safe                                                                 Page 2
Keyboard/Piano Lessons                                                      Building Bridges – CLO News
There is currently a couple of vacancies in the
                                                        Welcome back to term 3. Everyone is busy preparing for the term ahead,
keyboard/piano lessons offered at school. If you
                                                        already this week our Year 12 students have attended a Tertiary Information
are interested in your child attending these
                                                        Day looking at their future options.
lessons or you would like more information please
contact Chris Hayward at school.
                                                        Next week Years 7-10 will take part in Harmony week incorporating various
                                                        activities and performances.
                                                        Also next week Primary will be taking part in
                                                        NAIDOC celebrations.


   Mums and Bubs Playtime Playgroup                               In week three we invite our local pre-schools students back to join
      Bubs and Toddlers aged 0-2years                             us for a Teddy Bear Picnic.
             Mondays 10am-1pm
      Scout Hall Cherry Street Evans Head
   Bring food of choice for morning tea
                                                        Also in week three the excursion Year 10/11 students look
        Contact Tricia at Mid Richmond
      Neighbourhood Centre on 6682 4334                 forward to every year, the Snow Excursion.
     Facilitated by Supported Playgroup
   Coordinator and variety of guest speakers.           On the education front this term teachers and staff have been looking at the
                                                        changing face of learning through Digital Education, interactive whiteboards
                                                        and video conferencing. These new learning tools will gradually be
                                                        introduced into the school system. We already have two interactive
                                                        whiteboards, one in our Kindergarten room and one in the secondary area;
         MUMS & BUBS PLAYGROUP
                                                        both of which are proving to be great learning tools.
    Come & join us for a relaxing morning with
                                                        Don’t forget if any parents or students need any information about any of the
  organised activities and morning tea provided.
                                                        programs that the school offers don’t hesitate to contact me.
      Evans Head Presbyterian Church Hall
      each Wednesday during school term
                                                        Lyn Thomson—Community Liaison Officer
              10.00am to 12.00nn
                                                        lynette.thomson8@det.nsw.edu.au Phone 66826 666
        Sam 66822760/Naomi 66824440


                                                                        The Marriage Course
  Nippers 2009 starts September
             Evans Head Casino                          Here is a great opportunity for you to spend some quality time on probably
            Surf Lifesaving Club                        the most important relationship in this life. A time to see that marriage is
Nippers is more fun for kids who can swim.              more than a piece of paper, a word, or a contract. Marriage is a relational
Start training now. Enrol for swimming lessons          institution that makes two people one entity - the ultimate team.
now at a heated pool near you.                           "The Marriage Course" is for any married couple who wants to build strong
The proficiency requirements for Nippers                foundations for a healthy marriage that will last a lifetime.
are:
                                                        During term 3 Evans Head Presbyterian Church will be running “The Mar-
 Under 8’s 25m swim (any stroke)
                                                        riage Course” which is a 7 week marriage enrichment course. The course is
 Under 9&10’s 200m swim under 6 minutes               run with a presentation on a DVD with a workbook and time with in the ses-
 Under 11-14’s 200m swim under 5 minutes              sion for discussion. Each Session runs for approximately 2 hours. There is
Sign on September 13.Evans Head Surf Club               no group work, there is only couple’s discussion. There is no child minding
        Winter training now at surf club
                                                        sorry.
              Mondays 3.45-4.45pm
For more information phone Teena Redman on
                                                                         Sunday August 9 from 3.00pm – 5.00pm
0409 202 579 or email btredman@bigpond.com
                                                                          Evans Head Presbyterian Church Hall

                                                        Cost: $50 per couple which includes a workbook and afternoon tea.
           Canteen Roster—Week B                        For more information or to book in for this course please ring Paul McKen-
                                                        drick 6682 4976

 Monday       3 August     Jenny Ellis
 Tuesday      4 August     Tracey Ruddle
 Wednesday 5 August        Donna Bass
 Thursday     6 August     Sylvia Hudson
                                                                          Please Note—The cut off time for information
                           Rachel Williams                                       to be included in the newsletter is
                                                                                           11:30am Tuesday
 Friday       7 August     Sally Clark



     Newsletter 23/2009—Be a Learner, Be Respectful, Be Safe                                                                 Page 3
                                      ADVICE OF ABSENCE
Student Name:
Roll Class:

Date(s) of Absence:

Type of Absence:            Sick                       Leave

Reason for Absence:

Parent/Guardian Signature:


                                      ADVICE OF ABSENCE
Student Name:
Roll Class:

Date(s) of Absence:

Type of Absence:            Sick                       Leave

Reason for Absence:

Parent/Guardian Signature:


  Experience life as an overseas teenager during your summer                        Uniform Store
                              holidays!                               The School Uniform Store operates each
World Education Program (WEP) Australia is in its last round of       Wednesday and Friday 8:30am to 9:30am.
accepting applications for students to go to Germany, Italy, Spain,           Not school holidays
France and French-speaking Belgium this summer.                       *NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE FOR UNIFORMS*
                                                                                      Contact
Live with a host family, attend an overseas school and make new         Julie Knox (Convenor) on 6682 6890
friends from around the world.                                             Von Pickens (P&C) 6682 2706

Request your information pack: online www.wep.org.au or call us
for the cost of a local call 1300 884 733. Attend WEP’s
               Open Door Day August 15 12pm – 4pm                     BREAKFAST AT THE CANTEEN
                                                                         Any student can come along any morning for
Meet WEP staff and returned students to talk about your opportunity
to discover the world on a student exchange.                              TOAST, FRUIT & A DRINK
                                                                              to get you started on your day
World Education Program (WEP) Australia is a not-for-profit                            8.30-8.50am
student exchange organisation registered with the Education
Departments.                                                                Sponsored by Farmer Charlies




                        Principal: Rob Walker B.Ed., M.Ed.                 Cypress Street, Evans Head NSW 2473
                        Email: evansriver-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au          Phone: 02-6682 6666
                        Website: www.evansriver.nsw.edu.au                 Fax: 02-6682 6777

								
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