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Principal's Report

​Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 2. A very special welcome to the five new families who have joined our Banksia family and we look forward to celebrating with you all the special times your child will have at Banksia.

This is a very busy term and I am sure it will be a very successful term with many events planned. It also begins our competition phase for our bands and choirs. This term we compete in the Queensland Youth Music Awards and Fanfare.
Over the next two weeks your child’s teacher is working with your child to negotiate their first goals for Term 2. These goals will be sent home to you by the end of week 2. Take the time to discuss these with your child and over the course of the next few weeks ask your child about their progress in achieving this goal. Finally celebrate with your child the achievement of his/her goal.

Just a reminder as the cold weather approaches (if the cold weather ever approaches) that our winter uniform is either our school jackets or maroon or grey jumpers. No other colours are permitted a part of our uniform. Thank you for your support in this area.

School Cross Country this Friday, 15 April
On April 22 our school will commemorate ANZAC Day with a very special service run by our School Captains and organised by Mrs Weaver and Mr O’Callaghan.  This ceremony is for all students in Years 4/5/6 and formal uniform is required.  On ANZAC Day itself our buglers Sam Godfrey, Aiden Hendry, and Jy Raleigh will play “The Last Post” and “Reveille” at the Bribie Island Dawn service.  Our Marching Band will lead the parade at the main Bribie Island service, our buglers will again play at this service, School Captain Jazmyn Eldrett will read an oath of allegiance and our school captains will lay a wreath.  We are very fortunate to have the RSL to partner with us and sponsor our Marching Band.  This is also a day when our whole school can say thank you to our Returned Service men and women by marching for our school.  Last year we had over 700 and it would be wonderful to show our community how much we value our Returned Service men and women.  This is also one of the ways students can earn their citizenship badge. Every time children attend a march they receive 10 points for their badge.  A bronze badge requires 20 points.  Further attendance at marches go towards your child’s silver, gold and Banksia blue badge.  A separate letter and form will be sent home today if your child intends to march this year.  Please complete and return to the school office.

Next week I will be conducting a review into another school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  I look forward to sharing all that has happened in my absence when I return on Thursday.

Let’s Have a Great Week!
Mrs Jacqui King