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th No: 06 DATE: 14 April 2011 PRINCIPAL: Ms Julie-Ann McCullough DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Mrs Joy Seary ADOPT-A-COP: Detective Senior Constable Brendan Anderson SCHOOL CHAPLAIN: Jodie Roberts School Watch Ph: 13 17 88 PARENTS AND CITIZENS ASSOCIATION Meetings held first Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm for 7.00pm in OSHC. PRESIDENT: Sandra Williams SECRETARY: Jennifer MacNevin TREASURER: Libby Templeton OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE: 3851 1573 (Fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm in O.S.H.C.) TENNIS COURT HIRE: Ph: 3851 0444 FERNY HILLS GYMNASTICS CLUB: Mallory Lees 0416 720 972 End of term another child be approached regarding a behaviour incident. Congratulations to everyone for getting through to the end of a very busy and full term, where classes have been Cross Country working very hard. You may be aware that at Ferny Hills Well done to everyone who competed in our cross country this State School we have a focus on reading comprehension year and of course thank you to the teachers who work hard to and also on number. Whilst all our learning areas are very ensure the day goes smoothly and to all the parents who support important, both reading comprehension and number are the event. I would also like to congratulate the fantastic effort of vital skills that will support our children to become lifelong all those who competed and the exemplary behaviour of those learners and to be contributing citizens. You may recall that who were cheering when they were not racing. I am sure that if in a previous newsletter, information was included you were able to attend the event that you would not only be regarding the introduction of Question, Answer, proud of your child or children but also the rest of the school. Relationship (QAR), our whole school reading comprehension methodology. More information will be A special thank you goes to our house captains Neeson Bailey, provided to interested parents next term, including the Samantha McQueen, Zane Rowden, Lillie Wilson, Breanne Duffy conduct of a parent session. and all other students including Damon Janicijevic and Brandon Wallis who did an amazing job of supporting the younger grades Behaviour Management by running the course with them, providing directions and giving I would also like to thank all those parents who have been wonderful encouragement. Well done and thank you. in contact with me or the class teacher where they have had concerns regarding inappropriate behaviour. I believe Don‟t forget about pupil free day tomorrow. Best wishes for the that in general the behaviour of our students and the school holidays, keep safe. respect that they have for one another is excellent. Of course there will be some times where children will have a I have just been informed that I will be taking up an Acting disagreement or where bullying exists. The school will Principal position at Camira State School for next term. I have action any complaint and investigate, follow up and keep in thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ferny Hills and whilst I am sad to contact with each parent regarding solutions. It is go I am looking forward to the challenges. The new Principal will important that if there is an issue at the school that this is be permanent and I am sure will be in touch early in the next reported to administration or the class teacher to manage. term. Under no circumstances can a student or a parent of Regards Julie-Ann McCullough Principal Students have the chance to tell us what‟s great about Calendar of Events their teacher in the 2011 My Favourite Teacher program. APRIL: The program, held as part of State Education Week 15: Pupil Free Day festivities, celebrates the differences teachers make 16: School Holidays begin every day in the lives of students across Queensland. 27: Students return to school 27: Anzac Day Service Students are encouraged to nominate their favourite 29: Sports Yrs 5-7 teacher via the My Favourite Teacher website at www.education.qld.gov.au/community/events/edweek/favtea MAY: cher/ 2: Labor Day Public Holiday 5: Mothers Day Stall Click on your local paper‟s masthead and nominate your 5: Raw Art 4/5B, 4/5D, 6/7C, 6/7D teacher in 25 words or less. 6: Raw Art 2A, 2B, 2L, 3C 6: Sports Yrs 5-7 Of course parents of smaller children are allowed to give them a hand so no teacher misses out on being Chaplaincy News recognised for the important role they play in their students‟ lives. Help is available for extremely shy children. The SHY (Social Anxiety – Help for Youth) Program. A team of Winning teachers will receive a certificate and a Stefan Psychologists at Griffith University and the University of gift pack. Queensland are currently investigating a treatment program (SHY) for children suffering from extreme Entries close on Friday May 6, with recipients shyness. They are looking for children aged between 8 announced during State Education Week from Sunday and 12 years, who live in the Brisbane Metropolitan 22 May to Saturday 28 May. area, to take part in our study. There is no cost for the treatment and all eligible families will receive treatment. SCHOOL BANKING If you would like further information, or would like to Bankers be ready!!! register your interest in our program, please contact Dr We are sending an odd job book home with your first Caroline Donovan by telephone: (07) 3735 3401 or deposit next term. It will help you to stay on track with email firstname.lastname@example.org. your earning and saving. Keep up your good work and have a great Easter break. Kmart at Arana Hills are supporting Chaplaincy Please contact the office if you would like to become a throughout April, May and June, so keep an eye out for new member. donation containers at their registers. All funds raised will be evenly split between local school chaplaincy. MUSIC NEWS Below I have listed two school camps for the April school FREE CONCERT holidays, if you need more information there are RSL Qld and Qld Symphony Orchestra are joining forces pamphlets down at the office. for an ANZAC Concert at the Suncorp Piazza in st Brisbane‟s South Bank on Thursday 21 April starting at They are Scripture Union (SU Qld) run Easter Camps:- 6pm. Mrs Livermore will be singing in this event with the Qld Choir. Please come and listen. Girls Camp – Grades 6 – 7 Luther Heights , Coolum REMINDER – ANZAC DAY SERVICE. 17 April – 21 April, 2011 Our school Anzac Day Service will be held on $250 GST free (incl. transport) th Wednesday 27 April at 9am. I again have been able to organise a Cataflaque Party to attend our Service and Gents Primary Camp – Grades 5 – 7 give it that special extra flavour to our already awesome Camp Tamborine – Tamborine Mountain service. 17 April – 21 April, 2011 The school choir will be singing on that day and I would $240 GST free (incl. transport) like them to wear their concert uniform (if they have already purchased it). The black trousers and white shirt I hope each and every one of you have a safe and and green tie, black socks and shoes. happy Easter, take care on the roads, see you in Term 2. Karen Livermore Keep smiling Cheers Jodie Mondays & Wednesdays INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE Silver Yamaha Trumpet Good Condition. Has had yearly School News services $200ono. See Karen Livermore at the School. Search is on for our favourite teachers Violin ¾, excellent condition, one owner $180. Before leaving for your holidays Phone Sandra 3351 3934 or Mob 0400155401. Before leaving home check that you have: 1. Locked your windows and doors. Armstrong flute, good condition, services up to date, 2. Cleared your back yard of ladders, wheelie bins $300.00 Contact Robyn Bardetta 0412 136 189 and garden tools. 3. Cancelled any home deliveries. EXCURSIONS PAYMENT DUE 4. Arranged for a neighbour to collect your mail or th Ten Pin Bowling Yrs $7.75 Friday 8 April have it redirected. P-3 5. Left a message on your answering machine that Dr Blok $11.00 Thursday 10th March doesn‟t tell caller you‟re away. th 6. Secured your valuables. Friday Sport Tennis $42.00 Friday 11 March th Give your house the ‘lived-in look’ by: Friday Sports $30.00 Friday 11 March 1. Installing automatic timing devices that switch th Bunyaville Year 1 $14.00 Friday 25 March lights and radios on and off. 2. Leaving some clothes on the line. Swimming Yrs 4-7 $40.00 Overdue 3. Asking a friend to park their car in your $60.00 th Friday 18 March driveway. Artrack and Sportrack 4. Organising to have your lawn mowed. 4/5B,4/5D,6/7D,6/7L th Instrumental Program $80.00 Friday 18 March Additional hints” Instrumental Hire $80.00 th Friday 18 March 1. Make a note of the numbers of your credit cards, drivers licence, emergency telephone numbers, th Choir Program $70.00 Friday 18 March airline tickets, passport and travellers cheques. Consider photocopying them. 2. Carry a copy with you and leave a copy with a Please note you can include all payments for all your trusted friend. students in one (cheque/credit card/cash) payment as 3. Give a trusted friend or family member your long as they are documented for the office to follow. itinerary. Eftpos is available at the office on Tuesday and Friday 4. Stay in contact – keep your family and friends mornings after 9.00am. aware of your plans. Please note that if you are having financial difficulties 5. Carry a list of your personal contacts with you. please contact the Registrar. For further information: www.police.qld.gov.au If you have paid for your child to participate in an excursion and they were absent on that day. A Refund Request form is available from the School office. Please note Refunds are to be requested as soon as P&C News possible after the excursion. At the meeting last Tuesday it was decided to put a copy Voluntary Financial Contributions are to be paid to the of the minutes on the noticeboards for you to read. In P&C; the School Office can not process these addition to this, the parents who attend the meetings are payments. quite happy to talk to anyone who has questions regarding what is happening in the school. Keep a watch on our school these holidays One decision from the meeting – is to paint the brick wall next to the tennis courts. It needs a good „sprucing up‟ With the holidays fast approaching, we need you to look before the Fete. It was decided that we are not very out for after-hours crime in our school. good painters, so the call goes out to parents, to find If you see anything suspicious, please don‟t attempt to someone to paint the wall. intervene. Call the School Watch number – 13 17 88. Are you a painter??? Then we need your assistance! The School Watch Program is a partnership between Education Queensland, the Queensland Police Service LUNCH MONITORS – is a new on-line ordering system. and the State Government Protective Security Service. It After hearing a presentation from a representative of the aims to reduce vandalism, theft and arson in company, the P&C agreed to start using the system as Queensland schools. of Term 2. This will run in conjunction with the current paper bag system. Keep the number handy – 13 17 88 – and let‟s work together to help create a safer school community. On behalf of the Executive and committee I would like to wish you all a safe and harmonious Easter. Looking For more about the School Watch Program contact forward to seeing you at the ANZAC Service in the hall th Education Queensland's School Security Section on (07) on Wednesday 27 April at 9am. 3237 0874. Sandra Williams PRESIDENT Information from our Adopt-A-Cop Brendan HEAVY DUTY METAL TROLLEY We are looking for someone to make a heavy duty metal TUCKSHOP SURVEY RESULTS trolley to carry the Laughing Clowns on. If anyone is interested please phone the office on 3550 5444. Thank you to everyone who participated in our tuckshop survey. Full results of the survey were presented at the 2011 FETE - CALLING ALL MARKET most recent P&C meeting. STALLHOLDERS 86% of respondents did not volunteer their time assisting Do you make beautiful treasure, have something to sell in the tuckshop. We understand that many parents work or would like the opportunity to promote your business? and that it is difficult for many to volunteer for other reasons (young children etc). Volunteers in the At our next school fete, we will be having market style tuckshop are not required to work all day. Sometimes stalls located in the hall. you may be able to spare an hour in the morning to help sort bags or half an hour at lunch time to help sell ice Stalls will be 3mtr x 3mtr and will cost a minimal amount. blocks etc. Maybe you would prefer to come in just before morning tea or lunch and help put the foods into If interested please contact Kirsten 0403960695 or the crates for the children to collect. Volunteering in the Brendan 0411086201 tuckshop is not just about making sandwiches – there are many other jobs you can do! Did you know that TUCKSHOP NEWS dads, grandparents, older siblings (over 18) can also We have pleasure in attaching our new look Term 2 help in the tuckshop? Perhaps your child would love to Menu, please disregard all previous menus sent home see grandma helping in the tuckshop when they walk as some items have been deleted there are only two past!! price increases from Term 1. After the “Special Opening Offer” Slush Puppies will revert to their full cost of $2.00. If you are unable to volunteer in the tuckshop there are Orders for Term 2 can be made using the current paper other ways that you may be able to help. Could you bag system or the new “on line” service. Copy of this donate some paper bags, serviettes, plastic spoons, Menu can also be found on the School‟s Website. plastic forks, tomato or BBQ sauce, strawberry jam, Styrofoam cups, plastic lunch bags or perhaps you have It would be impossible to include on the printed Menu all fresh eggs or grow your own fruit etc. Please don‟t of the ingredients in each item. Please feel free to come hesitate to contact Yvonne if you can help. Every little into the Tuckshop at any time to view any items or to bit makes a difference!! see how they are prepared. In answer to the “Tuckshop Survey” earlier this year we 63% of respondents would like to see more freshly made have added several new items for Term 2 including food offered for sale. Unfortunately only a few people Potato Scallops, Chicken & Vegetable Pies, Fish Finger were able to volunteer to help make more fresh food on Rolls (same as a Hot Dog but with Fish Fingers instead site. Due to health and safety regulations we do not of a sausage), Soup and Panini (square bread). encourage food to be made at home and donated to the Following their success this Term, our $3.00 Lunch tuckshop. We are currently looking into a new supplier Deals (available at Morning Tea or Lunch) are who is able to provide fresh, home-cooked style food to continuing in Term 2. All of these are “Green” rated and the tuckshop. This would be slightly more expensive all with the exception of #2 are vegetarian. than the frozen alternatives but would meet the requests Although we are not offering a Breakfast Menu, we have of many parents for preservative free, fresh options. We included several items that are suitable for breakfast will let you know when these foods will be available. such as fresh fruit, UP & GO and raisin toast. 64% of respondents stated they would like some „birthday‟ options to be included in our menu. You will For the first time we are offering catering for children‟s be pleased to see a new „birthday‟ section on the menu birthdays. Some examples are shown on the Menu just for Term 2. There are various options available ranging as a guide, call into the Tuckshop at least a week in advance with your requirements and we will give you a from ice blocks and small cakes to fresh fruit and sandwiches. If this proves to be a popular addition it will quote. become a permanent feature of our menu. Please see Thank you for supporting this Term‟s “Meal Deals” so Yvonne if you would like to organise a „birthday treat‟ for well. In Term 2 we shall be offering the Upper School a your child‟s class. “Sushi/Subway Meal Deal” on the Thursday of the Sports Carnival (this will be a “Red Day” but the “Meal Once again thank you to everyone who took the time to Deal” will be Amber/Green rated) and an “Under 8‟s participate in our survey and improve the services of the Meal Deal” (Amber/Green rated) for the Junior School tuckshop. If you have any further suggestions, on Under 8‟s Day. Milkshakes and Smoothies will be questions etc please feel free to discuss same with trialed on the Wednesday of the Senior School Sport Yvonne or Robyn Mabb. Carnival. Look out for order forms coming home early next term or order “on line”. UNIFORM SHOP Please note the Uniform Shop WILL NOT be open until Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter holiday, we th Monday 9 May 8am-9am due to the Public Holidays. look forward to seeing you next Term. Yvonne Young Tuckshop Convenor OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE th Community News Easter vacation care will be operating from Friday, 15 st April to Thursday, 21 April. The service is not available on any of the Easter or Anzac Day public holidays. ULTIMATE HOLIDAY HANGOUT These holidays the children will be enjoying the Ferny Hills Tennis Centre is hosting a holiday camp company of Henny Penny chickens. Some have already during the break between school terms. This camp hatched! The children are enjoying watching the new provides you the opportunity to improve your tennis chickens arrive daily. If anyone would like to adopt a skills, play in round robins, swim, play soccer and much chicken at the end of the program please see Alison. more! Please note that chickens will only be given to families Important Details who can offer them a good home and have adequate Dates: 18 – 21 April facilities to care for them properly. The chickens will be Ages: Suitable for 8-16 year olds st leaving us on Thursday, 21 April. BYO: Lunch, Swimmers, Water Bottle & Cap th On Wednesday the 20 of April participants will travel The children will also be enjoying many cooking (via bus) to Wet „n‟ Wild on the Gold Coast for the entire activities during the vacation care period. They will be day. making hot cross buns and Easter eggs! There will also be plenty of craft activities and games to keep them Very limited spaces are available so book now! st occupied. On Thursday, 21 April the children will be For pricing information or further inquiries, contact celebrating with a disco and party! the Ferny Hills Tennis Centre on (07) 3851 0444. MLC HOTSHOTS INTER-SCHOOLS TENNIS CHALLENGE CUP Please note that vacation care fees are now $30.00 per Points Ladder YR 2 & 3 RED 27- 3- 10- 15- 22- 29- day (plus additional fees for some activities). These DIVISION Mar Apr Apr May May May TOTAL fees must be paid in advance in order for your child to ST ANDREWS attend vacation care. Unfortunately we are not able to SCHOOL 47 64 111 ST WILLIAMS accommodate children in the program if their fees are BOYS not prepaid. Please don‟t hesitate to contact Alison if SCHOOL 71 56 127 you require any further information. FERNY HILLS SCHOOL 55 55 FERNY EASTER DRIVE FUNDRAISER GROVE GIRLS SCHOOL 75 66 141 A big thank you to the families that contributed to the SAMFORD success of our Easter Drive. You helped us raise just SCHOOL 53 54 107 under $1000, which is a fantastic effort, well done. The FERNY GROVE BOYS money raised will be put towards getting some seats SCHOOL 52 100 152 around the oval for the parents to sit on and watch PATRICKS RD SCHOOL 58 58 sports carnivals etc and for the children to sit on at lunch ST WILLIAMS breaks. We hope you can help us with future GIRLS fundraisers to allow us to purchase more of these types SCHOOL 48 17 65 of items for our school. Congratulations to Jayden Yourn 3H for collecting the most orders. A big thank you to Sam, Kim, Merrilyn and Libby for helping with the mammoth job of helping pack the orders. Thank you Debbi Preston GREAT FUNDRAISING IDEA Money for Mileage Ferny Hills State School and Bretts Automotive Care are raising funds for school resources. Anyone who books their car in for repairs or services and mentions the school when booking mention the Money for Mileage program and Bretts Automotive Care will donate $25 back into the school P&C for more much needed resources. This is available to friends and family of the school community so tell your friends and family. Call 38511866 and book in before the school holiday rush. Not available for batteries, tyre punctures, wheel alignments or tyre purchases. WE HAVE ALREADY MADE $25.00 THANK YOU!!!!!! PLEASE HELP ‘You Can’ Fundraising - Mobile Phone Collection Please help us support CanTeen by donating all old mobile phones to the school, there is a collection box in the office and at OSHC. With Cancer being the biggest killer of Australian teenagers, there is an obvious and URGENT need for action. Sony Foundation together with CanTeen are determined to improve the odds for young cancer patients. You Can‟s primary fundraising mechanic calls on all Australians to donate their old mobile phones and they have partnered with an international recycling company to swap the phones for cash – turning trash into treasure. MELISSA HOME HAIR CUTS NEW HOME PHONE IS 3161 7610 MOBILE NUMBER IS STILL THE SAME 0401 198 543 HEADLICE ALERT!!! Please Check ALL children during the Holidays It is rampant in all grades!
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