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									  Calendar of Events                                                                                                     Term 3, Week 1
  Monday 13/7                  Tuesday 14/7          Wednesday 15/7            Thursday 16/7              Friday 17/7              Sat & Sun
  • Pupil Free Day         •                                                • Don’t forget           • Free Dress Day         •
                                                                            school photos            Think Pink - Gold
  THINK PINK WEEK                                                           • Chess Club 7.30 –      coin donation
  Monday 20/7                  Tuesday 21/7          Wednesday 22/7            Thursday 23/7              Friday 24/7              Sat & Sun
                                                                            • Chess Club 7.30 –      • City District Track
                                                                            8.30am                   & Field
                                                                            • City District Track    • NAIDOC Week
                                                                            & Field                  Assembly

                                               FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents/ Caregivers

Welcome back to another term, particularly to our new families- Wiemers, Ikin, Avery, Cuk, and Jennings.
This takes our total population to 442 students. We currently have some 79 children enrolled for prep in 2010 who reside within our catchment or
are siblings and over 50 children on our waiting list who reside out of our catchment. Needless to say, it is not going to be possible for any ‘out of
catchment’ students to be enrolled in 2010. Many new families visit the schools in the local area before they purchase a residence, to ensure that
they have their children enrolled in their school of choice. It is very pleasing to see that Milton is a school of choice within our local area, which
points to the fact that a quality education is being delivered and students are progressing in their learning. More often than not it is your positive
‘word of mouth’ as parents, that promotes our school and for this we are always thankful. But rest assured, we work very hard as a team to make
this happen.
 Whilst we are not going to make everyone happy all of the time, it is the big picture that we keep our focus on, through the ‘Big Rocks’ and ‘School
Charter’ that adorn the doors of each classroom. This term we are reviewing our ‘Big Rocks’ in an effort to ensure that we are constantly
responding to the needs of the students.
So what great activities can you expect will be happening this term? Here are but a few: Chess Club continues each Thursday from 7:30am, Year 7
Robocup Competition at UQ, Year 4 Camp at Tallebudgera Farm, Year 3 Camp at North Pine, City District Track and Field Carnival, Triple P
parenting seminars, Science Day, Think Pink Day, Maths Tournament year 6/7, continued work with our maths mentor Ann Baker and of course
the very engaging and exciting units of work across each year level.
What a busy term!

Last term you will have received a newsletter from the P&C Association which outlined the major event which we are having this year and hopefully
for many years to come. Your assistance will be integral in making the Milton State School Fair on Saturday 10 October from 11am to 5pm a
success. This year we will not be holding a separate Open Day or Art Show nor will we be having an end of year performance evening in the last
week as we have done in previous years (it will be more like an end of year BBQ and Christmas Carols).
The Milton Fair IS our one big event, incorporating all of these smaller events into one. The school will be open for tours on this day, we will be
having an art display and auction of student work and the students will be performing as year levels throughout the day, just to name a few events.
We have had enormous interest from the local and wider community BUT…
I cannot stress how important your attendance and participation is to make this day a huge success. Please take the time to read the Milton Fair
newsletter and complete the attached sheet indicating how you are going to assist. I have included as an attachment the assistance form that
went out in the last week of term 2 for you to complete in case you have misplaced your original copy.

Let’s show our local and wider community just how we can put on the best fair ever.

Please note that there is a P&C meeting tonight, 14 July at 7:30pm in the library. One of the hot topics for discussion will be the Milton Fair and
our plans for expenditure of the National School Pride and the new Resource Centre funding from the Federal government.
Come along and join in on the decision making.

This term our HPE teacher, Mrs Tracey Balmanno, will be taking well earned Long Service Leave. Her replacement will be Mr David Carnell who has
recently undertaken his internship and final practicum with us in term one and continued throughout term two in a voluntary capacity, coordinating
the Perceptual Motor Program for prep and year one. David will continue to do this each Tuesday as well as teach PE lessons for the remainder of
the week. We welcome him to our staff.
Mrs Merril Clementson returns from leave to her year three class and we thank Mrs Madonna Everingham for her efforts over the course of term
two. Ms Andrea Lund returns after two weeks of leave to her year one class and again we thank Mrs Rosie Cowley for stepping in for this period.
We will also be finalising the recruitment and selection process for the permanent teacher aide positions as advertised last term.
We welcome Mr Nick Olsthoorn as grounds person and Glen Schaefer who will fill Nick’s position as cleaner.

Hope you have a great start to the new term.

                                                                                      Thought of the Week:
                                                               There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
                                                                                      --- Alexander Woolcott
   Paul Zernike
                                     FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Qld Museum (South Bank) has again invited our students to ‘show off’ their science skills & knowledge during National Science Week. They have
extended an invitation to 9 students & Mrs Morrison to present hands-on science activities. This year National Science Week runs from 15 – 23
Aug and our day at the museum will be Fri 21 Aug.

To be selected for this exciting & fun-filled activity, students (Yrs 4-7) need to create and present a scientific investigation to a panel of judges.
Presentations & judging will take place in the cooking room on Fri Aug 14th (1:30pm-2:50pm) and the 9 winning students will then take their
experiments to a wider audience of Qld Museum visitors on Fri Aug 21st. The investigation needs to be presented as a science report with a
hypothesis (with the dependent & independent variable in the question), a diagram, fair test table, procedure for implementing the fair test/s, the
discussion and conclusion.
Please see Mrs Morrison for a science report format sheet if you are unsure about what to do. If you intending to enter in our ‘Young Scientist’
competition please let Mrs Morrison know by Fri Aug 7th.

The winning 9 students also receive free entry into the sciencentre as a reward for their efforts. Good luck & yes, you can present more than one
experiment. Budding scientists are also encouraged to enter the Science Teachers Assoc of Qld Science Competition with their experiments – see
details at the website: STAQ - http://www.staq.qld.edu.au/item.asp?pid=1096
Great to see everyone back – welcome to Term 3!
Kind regards,
Lisa Morrison - Deputy Principal

                                                                                 UQ SPORT AT MILTON
              SCHOOL PHOTOS THIS                                                ATHLETICS – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
               THURSDAY 16th JULY                                                       Sprints
                                                                                Junior Sprints
     All money to be handed to class teacher by                                 Starts:Wednesdays 22 July Time 3:15 to 4:15 Cost:
                                                                                Starts                                            Cost:$80 ( 8 weeks
            Wednesday morning. Thanks                                           Public holiday on 12 Aug)
                                                                                Speed is an essential component of all sporting activities, from
                                                                                netball to softball, and soccer to rugby union. With correct
  PHYS ED NEWS                                                                  instruction and skill activities, speed can be enhanced. Participants
                                                                                will receive expert coaching in specific speed enhancement drills to
The City District Track and Field Championships will be held on                 increase acceleration, maximum velocity, and power. All levels are
Thursday 23 July and Friday 24th July, Term 3, Week 2 at Geebung.               welcome. ( Ages: 8-12 )
Tracey Balmanno
Phys Ed Teacher                                                                         Sprints/Middle
                                                                                Junior Sprints/Middle Distance
                                                                                Starts:Thursday 23 July Time: 3:15 to 4:15 Cost: $90 ( 9 weeks )
 THINK PINK 2009 – 13 to 17TH July                                              The program will focus on both Sprinting and Middle Distance work.
                                                                                There is a fine balance for the middle distance runner who requires
See Attached Flyer.                                                             speed, endurance and the ability to change gears for the sprint in
Our big THINK PINK week is this week. You can also visit local gift             the final stages of a race. Participants will receive expert coaching
shop Gone Dotti, at 200 Latrobe Tce, to purchase any of your Think              in specific sprint and middle distance training. All levels are
Pink items… Gone Dotti is a proud supporter of Think Pink…                      welcome. Ages ( 8 - 12 years ).
For more information please phone                                               All the children are to meet the coach at the UQ SPORT Office, at the
Megan Phillips (Mundie) 0409 399025                                             pool, before going out to the oval.
                                                                                For bookings or more information, please call 3365 6612 or see
  FLUTE FOOD & WINE IS GOING PINK                                               Catherine at the UQ SPORT Office.

                                                                                SWIMMING – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
FLUTE Food & Wine at Rosalie                                                    Term 3 Swimming – 5 Week Term
IS GOING PINK                                                                   Start: Monday 17th August     Cost: $62.50 – 1 lesson per week
                                                                                          FREE 2ND LESSON – BOOKINGS OPEN 10th August
Flute is a proud Think Pink supporter and has offered to host an                Summer is coming, and it’s time to blow out the winter cobwebs.
enticing Think Pink Breakfast during the week of the 13-17 July. If             Swimming lessons will be available on Monday, Tuesday,
you are interested in enjoying a relaxing, delicious breakfast with a           Wednesday, and Saturday. This term UQ Swim School at Milton is
difference… then get the usual crowd together for some pink fun                 offering a 2nd lesson free!
whilst supporting a good cause. Please phone Ainsley on 3367
2514 at Flute to make a booking.                                                UQ SWIM SQUAD
Flute Food & Wine - 3/155 Baroona Road                                          Start:     Monday 17th August
                                                                                           Cost:      $12.50 – casual
               TUCKSHOP ROSTER - 15th – 17th July
                                                                                                      $106.25 – 10 Entry Pass
  Homebake: Kathy Coles                                                                               $90.00 – 1-Month Pass
  Parent Roster:                                                                                      $200.00 – 3-Month Pass
           Wednesday: Janice Black                                              The Junior Squad programs cater for children of all ages. All squads
           Thursday: Deb Harris                                                 help children develop habits which support an active, healthy
           Friday: Kate Di Prima & Michelle Lines                               lifestyle while also providing them with a clear pathway to achieving
  Student Roster:                                                               their goals. All swimmers in the squad will be required to have their
           Wednesday: Connelly Luke                                             own fins and water bottle. Classes are held unless weather is
           Thursday: Maxwell Matthews                                           unsafe.
           Friday: Grace Dunn                                                   Squad training will be on Monday and Wednesday. For Term 3
  New Menus went home last term with price rises taking effect                  training will start at 4:45, sharp!
  now.                                                                                                        disappointment.
                                                                                Please book early to avoid disappointment. For More information,
  Deb Harris 3368 1589 or debharris7@gmail.com                                  please call 3365 6047 or see Catherine at the UQ SPORT OfficeOffice.

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