PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS
Week 22B - 31 July 2009
Term 3 is quickly shaping up to be yet another action
packed time with the Year 2-6 students having
successfully competed in the Primary Athletics Carnival
this Friday and the postponed Mystery Tour planned for
next Friday 7 August.
Other key events scheduled for Term Three include:
• Jeans for Genes Day (Year’s 3 - 6 ONLY)
- Friday 7 August
• Year 4 Excursion Byron Bay Writers Festival
- Monday 10 August
• Book Week Book Character Dress Up Day (P-4)
- Monday 24 August
• Big Boys Breakfast (P-4) – Friday 28 August
Jeans for Genes Day • Poetry Recitation Competition
Friday 7 August is - Finals Wednesday 2 September
Jeans for Genes Day, • Carousel French Performance (P-3)
the day the students - Friday 4 September
and staff get to wear • Grandparents Day (P-4) - Friday 11 September
jeans to school for a • Fun Athletics Carnival (P-4)
great cause: finding - Friday 25 September
cures for children’s
diseases. Jeans for Staff News
Genes Day is a I would like to welcome our new staff members Mr Wayne
FUNdraising day for the Gibbons (Kindergarten) and Mrs Melissa McCabe
Children’s Medical (Preschool) who have joined us replacing Mrs Rebecca
Research Institute Rankin and Mrs Laura Van Leeuwen, both of whom
(CMRI). tendered their resignations last term to take on new
ventures in their lives.
Please note that due to
this day being our Miss Rebecca Hassell, a former pupil, has also joined our
Mystery Tour for Under staff teaching Mrs Cathy Myers Year 6 class. Mrs Myers
Eights only Year 3 - has recently been diagnosed with cancer and has had to
Year 6 will participate in undergo major surgery. The surgery was successful in
this fundraising event. removing all of the cancer and Mrs Myers will return to
These Stage 2 and 3 her Year 6 class after some time recovering. Our thoughts
students are permitted and prayers are with Mrs Myers for a complete and
to wear jeans with their speedy recovery.
Lindisfarne Sport Shirt
and school runners. Mr Ashley Perrow will also be leaving our school
Jeans must be long, community at the end of Week 3 of this term to pursue an
blue denim of a neat exciting new career path. Whilst he will be very missed,
appearance. Students we wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.
are asked to make a Mr Ian Martineau, who joins us from Emmanuel College,
gold coin donation. Ballina, will take on the role as Primary Coordinator for
the remainder of the 2009 school year.
The following staff will also be taking well-earned Long Service Leave later this Semester:
Teacher Leave Return Date Replacement Teacher
Mrs Tracy Foyster Week 3 Week 8 Mrs Jacqui McCoy
13 August, 2009 16 September, 2009
Mrs Rosemary Greenup Week 4 Week 7 Mr David Byerlee
17 August, 2009 7 September 2009
Mrs Bryanne Jardine Week 4 Term 4, 2009 Mrs Rosie
17 August, 2009
Ms Wendy Edwards Week 5 Week 7 Ms Alexis Morgan
24 August, 2009 7 September, 2009
Mr Ray Broadbent Week 6 Week 9 Mr Shane Ferguson
31 August, 2009 21 September, 2009
Murwillumbah Festival Success
Congratulations to all those who were involved in the Murwillumbah Festival. I received an
email from a very proud mother which I would like to share with you all as I believe it
expresses our appreciation perfectly.
I would sincerely like to congratulate Miss Ross and Miss Kay and the children of years 3,4,5
and 6. Their performances today in the Choir events at the Murwillumbah Arts Festival were
beautiful. Their performances were stand out winning entries with the audience clearly aware
of the outstanding level of achievement displayed by all the Lindisfarne Children.
All students and teachers were a credit to both you as Principals and to the School
community as a whole. Well Done and Congratulations to all!!!
I must also congratulate Miss Jardine, her patience and dedication to the children and to the
overall Festival activities is second to none and she has provided a magnificent standard for
the children to aspire too. Well done.
ARE YOU A GRAPHIC DESIGNER; PRINTER; POSTER MAKER ????
There is a unique opportunity for Lindisfarne to showcase their early literacy strategy (The
Alphabet Tree) at an international conference mid 2010 and as such we are seeking to
produce our own ‘Tree’ – i.e. laminated, portable for display at the conference. If you could
advise or help please contact Michele Chandler asap.
Recycling At Lindisfarne
Involving teachers and children in recycling schemes and other activities to improve the
environment can be a lot of fun. This year the Year Two students have been learning the
importance of recycling, the environment and how to a create a path to a greener future.
As a part of this study, students gathered valuable information both on the interest level of the
other students, cost viability and practicality of introducing recycling bins to the Sunshine
Avenue campus. Based on the gathered information, Solo Waste Management was able to
put together a plan of attack for the introduction of recycling bins within the school and
provided all students with training on the recycling process.
When you look around the Sunshine Avenue Campus and see the bins with the yellow lids,
remember you are a part of a greener, more eco smart school.
Remember……...Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
House Captains for Term 3
Congratulations to our Year 4 House Captains for Term 3.
House Captains Vice Captains
Saint Andrew House Jazmen Seaton Talia Green
Peter Smart Ben Boon
Saint Barnabus House Kalani O’Connell Annika Leary
Kye Roulstone Jackson Nash
Saint Cuthbert House Isobel Waugh Elizabeth Rudland
Matthew Hodgson Tom Courtney
Saint Stephen House Natalie Street Anneka Young
Spencer Holmes Ryan Swindells
P&F Primary Events
Any members of our school community interested in being involved in the planning of Primary
School fundraising events for Semester 2, please join us for brief meeting Thursday 6
August 8:40am in the Junior School Library. Items currently on the agenda include a
Year 4-6 Disco for Term 4 and Fathers’ Day ideas.
Our New Preschool Playground
I am pleased to announce that we now have a beautiful, new Preschool Playground. Major
works took place over the school vacation period creating a wonderful new play environment
for the Preschool children. Thank you to all members of our school community who worked
very hard for this fantastic development. (See photos on the next page.)
French News: Les Nouvelles
August Fete…..Bastille Day was in July and Swiss National Day is 1 August 09. We are
having a little celebration (fete) throughout August.
La Cantine: there will be some French additions to the Canteen for Weeks 2, 3, 4 this term at
Sunshine Avenue……les voila!
Croissant jambon/fromage (ham and cheese croissant) $3.60
Croissant au chocolat (chocolate croissant) $2.60
Mini éclair au chocolat (mini chocolate éclair) $2.00
La Raclette: Years 4 and 5
will receive notices for the
Raclette this week.
We will have two Swiss
nationals, Tristan and his
visiting sister Severine,
helping to serve the meal.
They come from the Swiss
state of Valais which is the
area where Fondue and
Le fromage (cheese) is
very much a part of the
culture of Switzerland.
This photo shows our son
Daniel when aged 3,
enjoying an open air
Raclette at the “Inalp”…a
celebration when the
cows are moved up to
the alpine pastures in
summer. Note the name
of the area stamped on
the side of the cheese…
cheese varies very
much from one area to
the next, depending on
the grass, cows,
climate, etc…very much
like good wine!
Au revoir, Peter Nicholls
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Under Construction The building of the sandpit
Filling up the creek Playing with the boats
Playing in the sandpit Our new equipment