We certainly are back into full swing this term with our classes deep into their Australian Curriculum units of work. Our day 8 census, used by the Department of Education to staff and resource schools, saw us register 816 student enrolments with more students arriving daily; we currently have 822 active enrolments. It was pleasing to see so many families attend the Student Leader Badge ceremony this week with our Indigenous ambassador, Teahani Harris having 4 generations attend (see our front cover photo). I wish all of our year 6 students, and our formal 2021 leaders all the best, and encourage them to remember that 'mistakes are proof that you tired".
School Captains: Allegra Sciani and Lachlan Lovey
Vice Captains: Rheanna Tokarahi and Harlem Tokarahi
Indigenous Leaders: Cher'Koya Watcho and Sijarne Miles
Indigenous Ambassadors: Taehani Harries and Colin Walsh
Granite: Teagan Keal and Kobe Whiteside
Barron: Gemma Read and Jonty Taylor
Mitchell: Leksi Mukadi and Heath Maher
Instrumental Music Captain: Lacey Barbagallo
Auslan Captain: Zach Marinelli
As we approach the middle of February, the hot weather is still very much here. May I remind students they are required to wear a brimmed hat and it is recommended that students have a water bottle at school. Mareeba SS, together with our P & C, set high standards in relation to our school uniform. Our uniform is available for purchase via the Uniform Shop, run by our wonderful P&C volunteers. Our uniform includes:
- a jade school shirt or coloured MSS sports shirt
- black shorts
- MSS checked dress for girls
Our Year 6 students are also permitted to wear their 2021 senior shirts once they arrive. Please assist us to keep all our students sun safe and healthy by ensuring that your children are equipped with these items. It is also a great help if these items are clearly labelled.
Thank you to everyone who is remembering to wait on the netball courts each morning before school. Last week we had huge success with students not eating their lunches before school and those students who hadn't eaten breakfast, accessed the emergency breakfast program. For the remainder of term we will continue this expectation.
Don't forget if you have moved addresses or changed your phone numbers recently, please ensure that you update your contacts, including emergency contacts, with our friendly office staff.
Finally, a reminder about the importance of living in the tropics during wet season. Students were reminded on parade of the importance of organising different ways to get home if it's raining and to find alternatives to swimming in our flooded creeks and rivers this time of year with our key message is 'If it's flooded, forget it'.