From the Principal - Week 10, Term 4 2021


​Welcome to our final newsletter and web page articles for the year!

Whilst the year rapidly draws to a close, we focus on celebrating achievements and also on wishing our graduating Year 6 students everything of the best for the next exciting chapter of their education.  Today we celebrated our final P-3 award ceremony and tomorrow our annual Year 4-6 award ceremony will be held in the school hall commencing at 9.30am.  We will recognise the achievements of students from across Years 4-6.  Following on from that will be our Year 6 Graduation commencing at 12pm, also in the school hall.  Many thanks to Mr Nielsen, Ms Carmel McFarlane and their team of Year 6 helpers for their assistance in the organisation of this special event.  The ceremony will conclude with a special whole school parade where the Year 6s will be farewelled by all the students in the school.  Please note that the younger siblings of Year 6 students will attend the whole school parade to farewell these students.  We do not have sufficient seating to include them during the Graduation ceremony.

Yesterday saw a day of fun and laughter with our 95% Attendance Wet Party held on the oval.  Congratulations and well done to the 300+ students who attended Term 4 for 95% of the time or more.  I wish to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have consistently underlined the value of a good education by ensuring that every school day counts and getting your child to school every day, even on those challenging days when the easiest solution would be to give in and give school a miss that day.

Today our 2022 class moves will take place.  This allows time for staff to ensure they get their classrooms set up and organised in preparation for the first day of the school year.  Note this may mean your child's class is in a different location for the last few days of the school year.  The front office can assist if you are unable to find your child's class.

Earlier this week I published information to our families regarding our scenario planning in the event of increased COVID cases once the Qld border opens as well as planning to accommodate the newly mandated double COVID vaccinations required for all Department of Education staff.  This information can also be found on our school website and includes Frequently Asked Questions for families.

Just a reminder that during 'Step-Up Session' your child would have brought home their transition packs containing important information regarding the start of year events.  These events include our welcome breakfast, book drop-off times and family BBQ (sausage sizzle) plus many more.  Information regarding these events can also be found on our Facebook page.

In 2022, the line management structure will remain the same.  Next year the cohort line managers will be: 

Prep, Year 1 & 2 - Mrs Brooke Carmody
Years 3 & 4 - Mrs Nyree Burton
Years 5 & 6 - Mr Michael Nielsen
Head of Special Education - Mrs Pina Carroll

Whilst your child's classroom teacher should always be first point of call, appointments can be made with line managers via the front office.

Finally, a sincere thank you to the P & C, all our wonderfully supportive parents and carers and our dedicated school staff for another successful year.  Enjoy a safe and happy break.  We look forward to seeing you all again in our school's 129th year, 2022.

​- Hannah Simpson, Principal 

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Last reviewed 08 December 2021
Last updated 08 December 2021