Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome Back to Term 4!!

I hope all staff, students and parents enjoyed a relaxing break and are ready for the final sprint of 2022, which is Term 4.

There is plenty going on again this term and our teachers are looking forward to celebrating the great year with students when all assessment items are completed. Students have been very engaged from the first day of term which is great to see.

Prep Enrolments 2023

We have begun our Prep enrolment process for 2023 and it has been great to see some future students here at Banksia.

Our Prep Transition Program will be commencing next Wednesday at 9:00am and we look forward showing all our future Preps what they can expect next year. A reminder to parents that to be part of our transition program you child needs to be enrolled before they can participate in the program.

Great Touch Results!

On the last day of Term 3 Banksia had 4 teams (2 x girls and 2 x boys) represent the school at the Regional ‘All Schools Touch’ Competition. All students represented Banksia Beach extremely well with excellent behaviour and sportsmanship.

The Boys Maroon team was able to finish 1st with a very impressive win in the final. Our Girls Maroon team had a very close final and did Banksia proud finishing 2nd place to a very strong Wynnum SS, 1-0.

Thank you to Mr MacArthur for all the hours of training and coaching that have gone into preparing the students for the competition.

Peninsula Music Festival 

Yesterday, our Intermediate Band participated in the Peninsula Music Festival at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre. Congratulations to our students who performed beautifully receiving a Silver Award. Students who attended this competition must also be commended for their exceptional behaviour, demonstrating our PURE values at all times.

Thank you to Mrs Denning, Mr Goodman and Miss McMurtrie for their dedication in preparing our students for competitions.

Good Luck QShools Girls!

Tomorrow and Saturday our QSchools AFL team are competing in the State Finals on the Sunshine Coast. I would like to wish all the girls the best of luck knowing that they have been training extremely hard to prepare for the competition.

A huge thank you to Mr Hawthorne and Mrs Langford for all the hours they have put into training the girls and getting them ready on game days. I would also like to thank Mr Watson for adding his AFL expertise and being part of the coaching staff over the two days.

State Principal’s Conference

Earlier this week I attended the Queensland Principals Conference in Brisbane hearing from our Education Minister and other senior leaders within Education Queensland. It also provided us with the opportunity to provide feedback and input into the future direction and key priorities of the state Education System.

Stuart Bell


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Last reviewed 17 October 2022
Last updated 17 October 2022