From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Here we are in the last week of term and, whilst it has been a long term, it has been a really productive 11 weeks and time seems to have flown. Our students are ready for the break and I know our teaching staff are also ready for some recuperation time.

There have been so many wonderful events happening for our students this term, with swimming lessons in the Primary School, the High School swimming carnival, the cross country carnival, a range of excursions and incursions and so many rich learning experiences on offer.

Last week a group of our High School students performed wonderfully at Bluesfest and another group of students participated in a local theatre sports competition, taking out first prize (a talented group supported beautifully by our wonderful High School Drama teacher, Ben Daley). This week a small group of our students will be performing in a Commonwealth Games related performance on the Gold Coast as part of their involvement with Spaghetti Circus.

Meanwhile at school, our new building is really taking shape, with the roof on and the internal walls now being created. Our builders are doing a wonderful job and are currently running just a little ahead of schedule. We are certainly hopeful the building will be complete by the Spring Fair. If you have some spare funds and would like to make a donation to our building fund, please have a look at the article further on in the bulletin. We are hoping to raise the funds to include a covered walkway area next to the new building. Donations to the building fund are tax deductable.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Class Coordinators. I know people are leading busy lives today, but it really does help our teachers to have the support of the Class Coordinators and we are very grateful to those of you who have offered to give your time and energy to this important task. I look forward to meeting up with Class Coordinators at a morning tea early next term, details will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Have a restful, safe and enjoyable term break.

Peace
Nerrida