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 8.30am 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 TERM 3- WHERE THE LEARNING NEVER STOPS! 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! MILTON COMMUNITY FAIR- ‘ON THE GREEN’: 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. P&C MEETING: 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. STAFFING FOR TERM 3: 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. Cheers, Thought of the Week: There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. --- Alexander Woolcott Paul Zernike Principal FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S DESK REMINDER: YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ COMPETITION 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 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 Teacher. Phys Ed Teacher Sprints/Middle Junior Sprints/Middle Distance Time: Starts:Thursday 23 July Time: 3:15 to 4:15 Cost: $90 ( 9 weeks ) Starts 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 BOOKINGS 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 email@example.com please call 3365 6047 or see Catherine at the UQ SPORT OfficeOffice.