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Principal's Report

12/11/2015
​​Dear Parents,

This term is certainly flying at a rapid rate!  I thank all staff who are giving up weekends to ensure our students are offered a varied extracurricular program.

Choir Success
Congratulations to Mr David White our conductor, Mr Shane White our accompanist and our wonderful Senior Choir who were awarded a Platinum award at Music Fest held at Iona College.  This is the highest level possible and a great finish to the year for this talented group.

All Schools Touch Football
Congratulations to Mr MacArthur, Mr Blackmore, Mrs Eldrett, Miss MacArthur and Ms Roberts who have trained and supervised our Girls’ and Boys’ Touch Football Teams.  The students participated in the All Schools Touch Football Championships held at Redlands last weekend.  The girls went through to the Championship round, a great achievement considering the majority of the team was in Year 4 or 5. The girls were narrowly beaten by the semi-finalists Emmanuel 1-0.  I was so very proud of the girls’ spirit and determination.  The boys went in to the Cup competition and again played very well considering very few of the boys are regular Touch Football boys.  They also narrowly lost 5-4 in the semi final. Again, a magic effort of sheer determination and spirit.

 
Spirit of Banksia
This year we have seen some amazing achievements by amazing students and staff.  We are hosting two identical nights to celebrate all of our achievements.  These nights will feature our bands, dance troupe, choirs and all successful competition groups.  It is being directed by our Manager of Performing Arts Mr Martin O’Callaghan.  Mr O’Callaghan has previously directed Queensland POPS Orchestra’s performances at QPAC and wants to give the students the same experience that professional musicians have at QPAC.  We are also featuring two of our staff Mrs Heidi Weaver and Mr Joel Crew as vocalists in front of the Big Band.  There would be very few if any other primary schools students who can say they have backed a vocalist!  The show will be fantastic.  Tickets are free but must be reserved as they are limited.  They are available from the office payment window.  Don’t be left saying I really wanted to come to that, but there were no tickets left. Come and be so proud of our amazing school.

2016 Classes
We are currently forming classes for 2016.  We have again put the form in the newsletter asking if you have any information about your student which will enable best class placement please advise us using this form.  Classes are tentatively being formed presently.  Again they will not be released until the Pupil Free Days as we know a lot changes over the holidays.

I look forward to celebrating the next two weeks with your child.

Let’s have a great week
Regards
Mrs Jacqui King
Principal