Newsletter No. 3 Tuesday 9th February, 2010 Principal’s Column What’s On ……. Last week our Year 7 students voted for our 2010 School Breakfast Club Resumes Leaders. Today on parade I had the pleasure of announcing Wednesday 10th the results. Being a school captain is an honourable position February and I trust that our 2010 leaders will not only represent their student body successfully but be excellent ambassadors for our wider school community. Congratulations to: Year 7 Parent Thursday 11th Meeting February 7.00pm School Captain: Amelia Starasts School Captain: Shane Iles Vice Captain: Justine Washbourne Year 4 Parent Monday 15th Vice Captain: Chris Wall Meeting February 3.15pm—3.45pm Last night Warwick West State School held its P&C Annual Individual Monday 1st General Meeting. Congratulations to the newly elected March executive: Student photos President: Peter Wright Class photos Wednesday 3rd Vice President: Tracy Vellacott March Treasurer: Shannon Aspinall Secretary: Jacinta Lyons Prep Year Class Thursday 4th I look forward to working with the P&C over the coming year photos March as we continue to make Warwick West State School a great place to work and learn. Beginners Tuesday 9 March Instrumental to Thursday 11 Day 8 good news! As of Monday 15th February, we will be Music Camp March gaining an additional teacher and establishing an additional lower school class (Year 2/3 composite). Parents and caregivers of students who will be affected by the creation of Parent/Teacher Monday 29th this class will be notified over the next few days. This is a Interviews March to great result for our school and will result in smaller numbers Thursday 1st in the lower school. April Last Day of Thursday 1st Other staffing news—in addition to teaching Intercultural Investigations (French), Mrs Little will also be teaching in Term 1 April Year 4 (4ML) every second Friday commencing 12th February. First Day Tuesday 13th Have a great week! Term 2 April Jason Callcott Warwick West Friday 10th Principal State School September Fete ACTIVE AFTER-SCHOOL COMMUNITIES—DANCE & KARATE TUCKSHOP ROSTER Karate still has places available and will start on Tuesday 9th February from Wednesday 10th Feb—Leanne Waples, 3.00pm to 4.00pm and then each Tuesday until the end of term. Karate is available to Prep to Year 7 students. Application forms must be filled out and Diana Williams returned to the office before your child commences. Thursday 11th Feb— Kelly Thompson Friday 12th Feb— Petrena Lamb, If your child is participating in Karate, please ensure you arrive to collect them at Michelle Johnson 4.00pm when the session ends. Monday 15th Feb— Michelle Johnson Don’t forget if your child has put their name down for Dance, the sessions have begun and are on Monday morning from 8.00am to 9.00am CHAPLAINCY NEWS—Breakfast Club will resume on Wednesday 10th February from 8.15am. Breakfast Club is available to all students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It provides a meal to PARENTS/CAREGIVERS OF YEAR 4 STUDENTS the students who may not have had breakfast at home, have travelled some distance since breakfast or who need a top-up before school A reminder about the Year Four Information Afternoon begins. Some students have made breakfast a social occasion and Monday 15th February 3:15pm - 3:45pm in 4ML and 4D spend their time with a group of friends. classrooms Professionals in education and nutrition advocate a healthy breakfast to assist in physical and mental growth. This meal is vitally important for students as they spend hours mentally engaged and high YEAR 7 PARENT/CAREGIVER MEETING concentration is essential for success. Food assist these processes. There was an error in the letter sent home regarding this The breakfast supplied is simple—cereal, toast with a variety of meeting. The meeting will be held: spreads, milo and on occasions fruit juice. I am looking forward to making contact with old friends and THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY AT 7.OOPM IN THE making new ones at Breakfast Club 2010. YEAR SEVEN CLASSROOMS Rosemary Easton, Chaplain All parents and caregivers of students in Year 7 are invited to attend. Warwick Hockey Association - Sign on Day When: Saturday 13th February 2010 If your child is in Year 4-7 and is interested in learning the Guitar, Where: Hockey Clubhouse, Queens Park, please contact Phill Vellacott who will be conducting lessons at the Warwick school. Ph. 0400 571 771 or 4661 9261 Time: 10am to 3pm Season Starts: Saturday 6th March 2010 AFL REDBACK JUNIORS SIGN ON DAY Cost: Juniors $100 (5yrs to 17 years), Student with ID Saturday 20th February from 8.30am—Auskick and Juniors $140, Seniors $185 Corner Weewondilla and Horsman road (Mayhew Park). Total Competitions will be run in Under 7, Under 10, Under 13, Under 15 and Senior Age Groups. For further information please contact Gary Millard cost $80.00. Full season runs from 20th February to late August. 0427 896 241. All games are played in Warwick. Contact Frank 0448379778. All children signing on receive a free sausage sizzle! If your child is absent from school for any reason, please let us know by ringing the STUDENT ABSENCE LINE—4660 5360 Our Special Education Unit is in search of the following items. If you have any of these and would like to get rid of them could you please drop them off at our Special Education Unit. Thank you Shoe boxes or other cardboard or plastic boxes with lids Plastic containers such as margarine, yoghurt, cottage cheese etc. CHOIR Ice cube trays and plastic egg cartons Other segmented containers, such as jewellery boxes, multi dip containers NEWS Plastic baskets and in-trays Plastic drawers Plastic peanut butter jars with lids If you are in Grade 3-7 and like to sing, Plastic spice jars with lids Mrs Hamilton would love to see you in Any other plastic or cardboard containers with or without lids that may be suitable for holding small the music room on Friday mornings at items or large enough to hold A4 size sheets 8.00am to be part of our school choir. Drink bottle lids eg. Milk, juice or soft drink lids to use for fine motor, sorting and matching tasks Everyone is welcome. Pegs (wooden and plastic) Old game cards and playing pieces to use for matching and sorting Eg. Wooden puzzles, memory games, If you are new to our school, this is a picture bingo etc. (pieces missing is ok) great way to meet new friends and Counters or blocks to use for sorting, continuing patterns and counting tasks have a lot of fun. Groups of similar objects to sort Eg. Plastic fruits, novelty rubbers, plastic cutlery Building blocks such as lego or duplo, for copying built construction pieces If you have any questions regarding Unifix or multi-links types of blocks for counting and pattern making choir, you may contact Mrs Hamilton Old calendars with pictures of each months pages on the back. through the office or call into the music Old post cards, picture books etc. where pictures can be cut out and used for matching to the words room. Toy catalogues, colouring books etc. of favourite children’s movies, characters etc. Old board books Any other small multiple items that would be useful for sorting, matching, pattern making etc.