BENTLEY PARK COLLEGE NEWS: JUNIOR SCHOOL WHAT MAKES BENTLEY PARK GREAT ? You learn a lot - Jessie C 1DP The teachers teach you good things – Tommy C Playing nice and helping people when they get Paige, Alyssa, Emily and Zara from PKC said they love hurt – Joseph R 1LS learning about reptiles like dinosaurs, snakes and lizards. I like the gardens – Kaylar – 1LS There’s heaps of stuff like reading books and learning – Roselyn T5SS People always wear the correct uniform – Abby B 5AB Playing on the hill – Tessa N 3LS Jake Doing work for the cher – he tea teacher – Jacob M 1DP He lping t M 1DP It’s friendly and clean – Caitlin F 5NC PE, Library and computers – Ryan C 5NC It’s the best because we are safe – Nathan I 5NC There’s a fun playground and pretty books – Angelique Y Having all your friends Because we get to play on the 1LS here – Tahlia R 5NC computer – Hayley W 1DP WHICH YEAR 5 CLASS WILL WIN THE INAUGURAL READER’S CUP? Turn to Library News on page 4. Bentley Park College Junior School News June 24 2009 College Principal Date Claimers Darryl Exelby Friday June 26 Yr 4/5 Choir Senior School Eisteddfod Principal: Tim Black A/Deputy: Leigh Littan Friday June 26 last day Term 2 Middle School Monday July 13 PUPIL FREE DAY A/Principal: Yvonne Gordon Tuesday July 14 Term 3 starts Deputy: Craig Law Tuesday July 21 Parent-teacher Junior School interviews Principal: Mark Evans Deputy: Rod Jackson SEU: Lesley Hughes Head of Department Junior Uniform Shop Hours School P-5 Monday 7.30 am – 9.30 am Jenny Pyke Tuesday 8.30 am – 9.30 am Bentley Park College Wednesday 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm Head of Department Middle McLaughlin Road School Thursday 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm EDMONTON Qld. 4869 Jill McFarlane Postal address: Friday 8.30 am – 9.30 am P.O. Box 289 Angela Scorset Head of Department 8-12 EDMONTON Q. 4869 College Phone: 07- 40408111 PH. 40454971 Arts - Fiona Dunn College Fax: 07- 40408100 English - Kate Gibbons ICT - David Slater Senior Campus Phone: 07-40408216 IN THIS EDITION: Maths - Rhonda Martin Senior Campus fax: 07-40408222 Middle Campus Phone: 07- 40408111 Principal’s News Senior Schooling - Catherine Domic Middle campus Fax: 07- 40408100 Deputy Principal’s News Science - Jason Richardson Junior School Phone: 07- 40408181 Junior School Fax: 07- 40408200 HOD’s News Subject Area Co-Ordinators Library Update Home Ec - Meredith Exelby Bentley Park College Office Hours TEC / Manual Arts - Greg Harrison Sport All Campus Offices: 7:45am—3:30pm SOSE - Barbara Reynolds P&C HPE - Christian Stewart EFTPOS transactions close at 2:00pm on Community Notices FRIDAYS. Year Co-Ordinators Junior School: Year 6 - Melanie Cohen Bentley Park College Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS transactions close Year 7 - Sue Bow at 12:00pm each day due Sport Houses Year 8 - Mark Stubbs to banking procedures. Arlington—Blue Year 9 - Jay Sansness Year 10 - Amanda Romelo Message U Student Absentee Line Euston—Yellow (Text Message only) 0428425956 Year 11 - Brenton Morehead Student Absentee Line Onyx—Red Year 12 - Carolin Carpenter (Voice Message Only): Upolu—Green 07- 40408160 Email: email@example.com Website: www.bentleyparkcollege.eq.edu.au Page 3 Bentley Park College News PRINCIPAL’S NEWS – DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S NEWS – H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Influenza) Update. Report Cards and Parent The response to the H1N1 virus has Teacher Interviews moved to a new phase, “protect”. At the Report cards have been school, we have been vigilant in the steps to minimize the risks at school. For distributed today. Parent instance, messages about the need for Teacher Interviews will be hand-washing have increased. offered to all parents on I have been briefed about the following in relation to H1N1: Tuesday 21 July. I strongly * National authorities have announced "protect" response phase encourage you to take up this to manage the outbreak of H1N1 Influenza 09 (also known as Human Swine Influenza) in Australia. opportunity. Your child’s * From Monday (June 22) but would keep its policy of school teacher will be in contact with exclusions and school closures in place until the end of term next you regarding the interview Friday (June 26). schedule for July 21st * Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the extra week of possible school closures followed by school Units of Work holidays provided a circuit breaker, further lessening the spread Our students learning in the Junior School is organised around and the potential impacts to the Queensland community. four ‘Units of Work’ for each year. Each term our teachers * Dr Young has advised that Queensland's efforts to restrict the work in their year levels to plan the unit for the forthcoming spread of H1N1 Influenza 09 have been very effective. term. The planning sessions, involve our teachers interpreting * Under the new "protect" phase in Term 3, Queensland will Education Queensland’s Scope and Sequencing document to have the flexibility to close single schools or classrooms to develop a work unit that is engaging and educationally students in special circumstances, for example in remote areas challenging. This week our teachers have been planning their where the community is otherwise free of human swine flu. units so that they are ready for implementation on Day1of * Education Queensland is working closely with Queensland next term. Health and will continue to be guided by the advice provided by their medical experts in relation to any situations where action by This week I caught up with some of the teachers who had this schools would benefit the school and broader community. to say about our teaching and learning through units of work. * In line with the decision to move to the "protect" phase What do you get from a unit planning session? Queensland has decided the seven-day time-out guidelines will Valerie Harvey (Yr 4): A strong understanding of the language end on Friday 26 June. Students entering Queensland from areas features that need to be known. A sense of what we need to of concern including Mexico, the United States of America, focus on. An opportunity to re-visit our recent professional Canada, Panama, Japan, Chile and Argentina or students that are returning from Victoria will not apply after that date. learning and align this to our unit. Are our students considered in our units? Building the Education Revolution (BER) Darlene Hill (Yr 4): Yes in many different ways. We build upon Recently, Bentley Park College received advice that we would be what they have learnt previously. The unit is structured, with included in the next round of the BER facilities. We were consideration for of the students’ ability level. We develop successful in securing a new Library and Hall. On Monday 22 writing exemplars to an A standard and work from that to June I met with a range of stakeholders in relation to the BER. develop other levels. We pre-test the students and then focus our teaching where required. For Bentley Park College, planning towards a new library and hall What is the most challenging aspect of the planning? with have some core principles that we will be working from. Graeme Stockwell (Curriculum Planner): Agreement on the New facilities which foster GOOD TEACHING will be terminology and consensus of understanding so that what is central to our core principles. taught is taught consistently in each classroom. Already, in the initial planning stages, Novella Jackson, our How have our units changed over the years? Teacher Librarian, has been researching what needs to be in- Deb Stone (Yr 3): In the past we had time to sequence lessons cluded in our new library to boost good teaching and student and look at resources. We now develop criteria sheets. A learning. We will share our innovations and planning in future criteria sheet is used to rate the students understanding of newsletters. what is taught. For me this style of planning and teaching has Safe & Enjoyable Holidays! brought about consistency and accountability in May I extend my wishes for a safe & what we teach. In my next newsletter I am going enjoyable holiday. Included in the newsletter is a rail safety message. Please take a few to gain some feedback from our students as to moments to discuss this message at home! their opinion of our teaching program. Until then Have a good week, have a great week and holiday. Rod ☺ Mark Evans. Bentley Park College News Page 4 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT NEWS CULMINATING ACTIVITIES: One of the most important considerations in develop- ing our units of work from Prep to Year 5 is to plan our culminating activities. The purpose of these is to invite you, our parents and carers into our school and classrooms to see first-hand the curriculum concepts and content that have been taught and learnt. Your attendance at these events is of major importance to us, and a confirmation of the close relationship between home and school in the learning partnership. Mr Jackson has outlined some of the factors we consider in developing our classroom units of work. Much school funding, time, effort and research goes into the development of our units of work. On this page are some snapshots of some of our culminating activities this week and last week. Activities yet to happen this week are: YEAR 5: Today (Wed) Water experiments—demonstration and open classrooms YEAR 1: Tomorrow (Thursday 25/6) from 2pm—Art display in classrooms PGP, PMD: Tomorrow (Thursday 25/6) 2.30pm—Open classrooms. Prep 2010: Our Prep Information Evening and Open Classrooms event for those enrolling into Prep next year will be held on Wednesday 29th July. Classrooms are open from 5pm, with an information session to commence at 5.45pm in D Block. There will be further informa- tion in the next newsletter. For more information about this evening or to enquire about our Prep Launch into Literacy program please call me on 40408181. Have a happy and SAFE holiday everyone! Jenny Page 5 Bentley Park College News READING TIP NO. 7 These holidays would be a great time to join our local library. Below are some of the wonderful and FREE activities planned over the break. Super School Holiday Fun • Roll Up! Roll Up! Comedy and Theatre Workshop • Cheerleading • Kindy Dance • Scrapbooking This Wednesday, the Year 5 students are • Ship Ahoy! Puppet Making and Per- entering a competition called ‘The forming Workshop • Jazz/Funk Reader’s Cup’. As a class, they have read • Japanese Folk Tale and Origami three picture books and studied the Workshop pictures and text. Then they made up • Poetry Workshop questions about the books and quizzed PLUS There’s FREE Internet , Children’s PC GAMES, DVDs and CDs, each other. On Wednesday in the Senior plenty of BOOKS of course and Theatre, the competition will see a class Storytimes and Baby Rhyme Times too! win the cup for this term. Bookings can be made at any branch of Cairns Libraries either in person or by The competition will be run again next phone on 4044 3727. term. Have a wonderful break. Recommended Books Reminders Stanley Paste by All books must be returned before the Aaron Blabey holidays. The library is open before This book is ideal for school to enable your child to return a sharing—a perfect book. read-aloud book. Page 6 Bentley Park College News Sports News Roadworks Notification Bruce Highway (Cairns -Innisfail) SPORTS DAYS Warner Road intersection upgrade Changed traffic conditions Our Sports days will be held in week 3 next Motorists and residents are advised that Stage Two of Term. the intersection upgrade works at Warner Road (also known as Yarrabah Road) have started with expected P-2 on Thursday July 30 9am to 1pm. completion end September 2009. 3-7 on Friday July 31 9am to 3pm. How will traffic be effected? Volunteers are welcome to assist with events on the day For traffic travelling on the highway, a side track has been constructed to divert vehicles during the works. and in the lead up to our Sports day. If you feel you can There will be no right turn into Warner Road from the help out with some of the Athletic events let Mr Poropat highway during construction. Traffic will need to turn know. We’d love your help! right at Draper Road, Gordonvale and travel via Crossland Road to Warner Road. All other traffic movements at the Warner Road intersection will remain with traffic under traffic control as required. Motorists travelling from the eastern side of the highway (Warner Road) are encouraged to consider an alternative route via Crossland Road to access the highway at the Draper Road intersection. Work will be carried out between 6.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Saturday. Traffic will be under the control of traffic controllers and/or traffic lights, as needed, with a reduced speed limit of 60km through the worksite. Minor traffic delays are expected. The works include: • upgrading the intersection and installation of traffic lights • raising a section of Warner Road and installation of culverts to improve drainage • road lighting and pavement improvements. Along with these works, Queensland Rail will be up- grading the Warner Road railway crossing and installing boom gates. Your cooperation and patience during this time is appreciated. Ron Michel A/Regional Director ******************************************* FREE Women’s Health Clinics are being held in July at: Edmonton Community Health Centre The clinics are run by a specially trained Women’s Health Nurse employed by Queensland Health and are open to women of all ages at no cost. The July clinic dates are: Edmonton* – Thursday 16th July 2009 Phone 4045 9900 to make an appointment. *Those women who have already commenced the Gardasil (HPV) vaccines are eligible to complete the course before 31st December 2009 at the clinic. Page 7 Bentley Park College News “Watch Out—Cane Trains P&J MURRAY DAYCARE SERVICE About” P.O.BOX 698 SAFETY ON THE SUGAR EDMONTON 4869 CANE RAILWAY PH: 40554000 The 2009 crushing season has Bentley Park College OSHC started. Cane will be hauled 24 hours a day, from Quality child care, nationally accredited Monday to Sunday morning each week of the crushing season, along the cane railway network Lots of fun activities for the children which extends from the Smithfield area in the After school care, morning care & vacation care north to Fishery falls in the South. Government fee relief and 50% rebate available Unsafe practices include children playing on cane Come and see us behind the Pre School building on the railway property, fishing on cane railway bridges, joy school grounds riding on cane bins or riding trail bikes along the Ph: 40554000 cane railway. As you will appreciate, all these practices are extremely dangerous and your Futsal Holiday Clinic FNQ Futsal is holding some Futsal Clinics over the school assistance in keeping children away from the cane holidays. Clinic is for boys and girls from ages 6-13 railway line could prevent a serious injury. Where: Cairns State High School Mulgrave Central Mill will be promoting its “Cane Cost: $12/session Train Awareness 2009” program by way of press WEEK 1 advertising, highway billboard and a radio and TV Tuesday June 30: 9:00—12:00 under 6-under 9 campaign throughout the 2009 crushing which will 1:00—4:00 under 10—under 13 extend to November. Friday July 3: 9:00—12:00 under 6—under 9 The Mulgrave Central Mill Co. Ltd 1:00—4:00 under 10—under 13 WEEK 2 GOLD ACHIEVER BADGES If you have any Gold Achiever Badges at your house Tuesday July 7: 9:00—12:00 under 6—under 9 PLEASE SEND THEM BACK TO SCHOOL ASAP. If your 1:00—4:00 under 10 – under 13 child lost their badge from last year, please replace it at Friday July 10: 9:00—12:00 under 6—under 9 the office for $5 so that the new Gold Achievers can 1:00—4:00 under 10—under 13 wear them this year. Badges are to be borrowed for the time that you are a ALL SESSIONS MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR UPFRONT Gold Achiever and RETURNED. They are only meant to 2 DAYS BEFORE. LIMITED SPACES BE QUICK TO BOOK come home once to show off to the family and then they YOUR SPOT are to “live” at school. You can book by calling Sandra 40343925 or email Thank you for your help. firstname.lastname@example.org HAVE YOU RECENTLY MOVED/CHANGED YOUR CONTACT DETAILS? Please fill in the slip and return to Front Reception Childs Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Class:___________________ Parent/Carer Name/s: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: __________________________________Mother’s Work:______________________________________________ Mother’s Mobile: _______________________________Father’s Work: _______________________________________________ Dear Gold Achiever, You are invited to our ‘first ever’ Bubble Party! WHEN is it? This Thursday 25th June. Year P, 1, 2 9:00 – 10:00 Year 3,4,5 10:00 – 11:00 WHERE do we meet? Year 1/2 eating shelter. DO I need to bring anything? No - BUT WE NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES - especially to milk products, food colourings or soap products. *wear your normal school uniform & bring your lunch + afternoon tea as normal WHAT IS A BUBBLE PARTY?? There will be bubble blowing, bubble art, bubble ‘wrap’ dancing, bubble games, bubbly drinks and bubbles raining all over us!!
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