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Principal's Report

12/10/2016
​Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 4.  This term will pass in a whirlwind with so many celebrations and learning opportunities planned.

Thank you to our wonderful P&C led by Lisa and our magic staff led by Heidi for a fabulous fete.  Looking on from Europe I was able to sit back and be so appreciative of the work of so many to ensure we are able to provide so many more opportunities for our students.  All money raised will be utilised to provide greater opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for all students.  We are finalising our plans and I look forward to sharing these with everyone.

Pupil Free Day
Monday October 17 is a Pupil Free Day.  The majority of our staff have participated in twilight sessions on our priorities during the year to make up this day.  There will be a number of staff who are performing different study at school and I will be in attendance at North Lakes College to commence a review.  After School Care will be in operation.
Airconditioning
All students now have access to an airconditioned learning space.  Thank you to past P&C committees, our present P&C, our generous sponsors and our Business Service Manager, Mrs Jennifer Rolfe, who have managed this massive seven year project.  Some people think it’s simply a matter of going to a local electrical store buying a unit and having a local electrician install it.  This is not the case.  It has been a huge infrastructure program involving procurement policy, upgrade of our facilities and structure.  I know the benefits all students now share in and I thank, on your behalf, all who have played a role.

Bands
Good luck to our Advanced Band and Big Band who will be competing in the St Columban’s College Concert Band Spectacular on Friday.

 
League Tag and Rugby League Carnivals
Good luck to our students competing in the District League Tag and Rugby League championships this week.  Thank you to our coaches who given an enormous amount of their own time to ensure these children are ready to perform at a high level.

Jet – Our Queensland Champion
Jet Alsop, one of our Year 4 students, has just returned from competing in the Australian Motocross Championships held in Renmark South Australia, where he finished in 2nd place in the 65cc 7-9 Yr olds class.  The week-long event saw the best junior riders from all over the country, along with several international riders.  Jet won all the heat races and qualified in equal first place, and consistently recorded the fastest laps in every race.  He was definitely a hot contender for the top step of the podium until he suffered a bit of bad luck getting hit by a lapped rider causing him to crash.  However 2nd in Australia and the Queensland Champion is definitely something that makes his school, family and community very proud.

This tops of a great year for Jet where he has been named the Queensland Champion and is the youngest member of the Motorex Junior Development Team and is sponsored by Motorex Australia.

Jet and his family are hopeful that Motocross will become an Olympic sport and one day we will all be watching Jet compete for gold.

Chloe – Queensland Squad
Congratulations and good luck to our Year 6 student Chloe Tunks who has made the Queensland Touch Football squad and will compete in Western Australia next week.  Thank you for your generosity in supporting a delightful, hard working girl to fulfil her dream.  It always astounds me how generous and supportive our community is.

Let’s have a great week
Jacqui King 
Principal