Belmont State School | Strive to Excel Independent Public School Newsletter From the Principal Term 1 Week 10 2 April 2015 Dear Parents and Caregivers Term 1 comes to an end … already! I would like to take this opportunity in the final newsletter of first term to thank everyone in our school – staff, students, parents, carers and friends – for their efforts this past term. Who would believe nearly ten weeks could go so fast? I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term at Belmont State School and I continue to be impressed by the quality of our teachers and their teaching, our students and their learning, and our parent and community engagement and involvement. It has been an exciting time as we have continued exploring the possibilities offered as an Independent Public School and the additional resourcing provided by the Great Results Guarantee. It has been wonderful to end the term with a range of events and celebrations that focus on the specific “pillars” of education – such as Academic, Sporting and Arts/Cultural. On behalf of the staff at Belmont State School, I would like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Easter break. A reminder that the Easter vacation is again two weeks this year, with school rd holidays commencing on Friday 3 April (Good Friday) and school returning for next term on th Monday 20 April. Contact Our School: Old Cleveland Road Carindale QLD 4152 Phone: (07) 3843 9333 Fax: (07) 3843 9300 Student Absence Line: (07) 3843 9388 Email: [email protected] Web: www.belmontss.eq.edu.au Prep Year in 2016? As first term draws to a close, I would again respectfully request that you inform the school if you have a child or children who is/are to be enrolled in the Prep Year in 2016. Children are eligible st th for Prep in 2016 if they are born between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011. While the new school year is more than three terms away, it is important that as an Independent Public School we have as much information as possible to manage our enrolments. Office Hours: 8.00am – 3.45pm School Hours: 8.45am – 3.00pm Please be advised that we will be undertaking our Prep 2016 Information Sessions on Tuesday th 28 April 2015 at 9:30am and 7:00pm in our Multi Purpose Centre. If you have a child due to start Prep in 2016, or know someone else who does, please contact our office to have your details included on our database. School Cross Country Carnival th Last Friday 28 April saw our school host our first sports event for 2015 – our School Cross Country carnival. It was great to see students from Years 3 to 6 participate in the day and represent their Sport House, having undertaken training for the previous five weeks. Whilst students aged 9 years and over ran the course on the day, Miss Barnett ensured the younger year levels experienced the course during their HPE lessons last week. Well done and congratulations to Miss Barnett for coordinating the event, and thank you to all the staff, parents, carers and friends who helped set up, pack up and cheered and supported our students. Lastly, and by no means least, I would like to congratulate our students for their efforts and competitive spirit – particularly given the unseasonably warm weather. The results from the School Cross Country Carnival can be found later in this newsletter – well done again to our age champions and winning Sports House. School Watch 13 17 88 Crime Stoppers P&C MEETINGS Odd Months – 3rd Friday 9am – Hub rd Even Months – 3 Tuesday 7pm - MPC All community members are very welcome ☺ 1800 333 000 If you see any suspicious behaviour in the school, please phone the School Watch number and keep our school safe. Belmont State School | Strive to Excel Newsletter | Term 1 Week 10 | 2 April 2015 George Zanatta Painter and Decorator Term 1 Prom Concert st Last night, Wednesday 1 April, we were treated to our Term 1 Prom Concert in our school hall. It was wonderful to share in the talents of some of our school’s musicians. I would like to thank our conductors and organisers – Ms Burgess, Mrs MacDonald-Raymond, Miss Heratage and Ms Thacker. Thank you also to Mr Stockdale, who assisted in preparing our Concert Band but was unable to attend on the night. Special thanks to Mrs Haks and Mrs Kircher for accompanying our performers. A very big thank you and well done to our students for their performances, and also to our parents and carers – for your attendance on the night and your ongoing support of our students and their music studies. email - [email protected] web - www.georgezanatta.com.au Mobile 0419 777203 ALL QUOTES ARE FREE Events such as our Prom Nights provide an opportunity for students involved in our Instrumental Music (Strings and Band) and Choral Programs to step from the learning environment to the performing arena and share their knowledge, growth and progression with our community. Easter Bonnet Parade Thank you to our students, parents, carers, families, friends and staff for all helping to make this morning’s Easter Bonnet Parade the spectacle that it was! Well done to everyone on the fantastic, creative and in many cases innovative, head wear that was on show. ANZAC Day Ceremony th Our annual ANZAC Day Commemoration will be held on Friday 24 April at 9:30am in our school hall. All community members are welcome to attend. We ask that students bring in flowers for our “Lest We Forget” tribute from their gardens. Teachers will call for parent assistance with the arrangement of flowers in the morning. Students are also invited to bring flowers to place at the bottom of the flagpole during the proceedings. QSchools app Have you downloaded the QSchools app yet? The QSchools app is FREE and allows parents, carers and the community to receive information through their mobile devices and includes push notifications, emergency announcements, newsletters, documents, calendar events, news, tuckshop and uniform shop information, school hours, contact details and social media feeds. The QSchools app links directly to information on our school’s website and can be download via the Apple iTunes store, Google Play, Windows Stores and Windows Phone Store. For more information visit: http://qld.gov.au/QSchools Keep a watch on our school these holidays Parents and students can help take care of our school by reporting any suspicious after-hours activity to School Watch on 13 17 88. By keeping an eye out we can work together to create a safer school community and help to reduce vandalism, theft and arson in our school. If you see something suspicious, please don’t intervene. Call the School Watch number and let the local police or State Government Protective Security Service deal with the matter. Carindale Family Dentist Dr Gloria Kim & Dr Grace Kim “Family looking after Families” Bulk billing service for $1000 Children Dental Benefits Schedule. Happy Gas. General Dentistry. Orthodontics. Implants. Whitening. Cosmetics. Surgery. Gum treatment. Dentures. Yours in education, Open Mon-Sat Phone : 3324 9172 Mr Anthony Palmer Principal Shop 2, 14 Millennium Blvd Carindale (Next to Dominos’) www.carindalefamilydentist.com.au School Watch 13 17 88 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 If you see any suspicious behaviour in the school, please phone the School Watch number and keep our school safe. Belmont State School | Strive to Excel Newsletter | Term 1 Week 10 | 2 April 2015 HPE News INTERHOUSE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS th Last Friday the 27 of March was the Belmont State School Interhouse Cross Country. The weather was extremely hot, but all students should be very proud of their efforts. Congratulations to the following age champions and to Canara house who are the overall winners. 9 Yrs Girls 1st Jasmine GH 4A 2nd Millie W 4B 3rd Kayla S 4A 9 yrs Boys 1st Harvey Y 4B 2nd Jai C 4C 3rd Taine M 4B 10 Yrs Girls 1st Velta K 4D 2nd Sophie D 5C 3rd Eden D 4B 10 yrs Boys 1st Jake R 5C 2nd Gary H 5C 3rd Lachlan C 4B 11 Yrs Girls 1st Haidee H 6A 2nd Bronty L 6D 3rd Heimata C 5B 11 yrs Boys 1st Finn B 6B 2nd Ryan MW 6B 3rd Juhaim Z 6C Open Girls 1st Tayla F 6B 2nd Anglea C 6C 3rd Tayla O 6A Open Boys 1st Abdul D 6C 2nd Jesse B 6B 3rd Obren K 6C “SPEAK OUT” CARNIVAL HOUSE POINTS Canara 225 Points Arunta 210 Points Jilka 198 Points Nankin 185 Points LYTTON DISTRICT TRIALS Any girls who were born in 2003 or 2004 and wish to trial for the Lytton District Softball or Tennis Teams, need to come and see Miss Barnett for some paperwork. Students need to collect this paperwork on Monday 20 April. Miss Tracey Barnett HPE Teacher School Watch GROUP SPEECH AND DRAMA LESSONS For Primary students after school (Grades 1 – 6) Starting in Term 2 Venue: Mt Bruce Scout Hall (69 Ferguson Rd, Camp Hill) Cost: $12 per week (payable by the term) Contact: Karen Neale (B.A.Dip Ed, ADPA) Ph: 0400170373 E: [email protected] for Enrolment Form ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE REASONABLE RATES CONTACT [email protected] Or phone 3843 9333 for more details. 13 17 88 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 If you see any suspicious behaviour in the school, please phone the School Watch number and keep our school safe. Belmont State School | Strive to Excel Newsletter | Term 1 Week 10 | 2 April 2015 From the Student Council Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance for the soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915. In honour of this day the Belmont State School Student Council will be selling slouch hat badges for $5.00 and centenary ribbons for $1.00. These items will be sold outside the tuck shop before school and during lunch time everyday leading up to the Anzac Day ceremony. We hope students will support this fundraising endeavour for the RSL. Please be aware that a limited Blake B supply of each item will be Student Councillor available. Thank you to the Student Council for running this project. $5.00 $1.00 Dates to Note Mon Apr 20 Tue Apr 21 Wed Apr 22 Thu Apr 23 Fri Apr 24 Tue Apr 28 Wed May 6 Tue May 12 – Thu May 14 Tue May 19 Wed May 27 – Fri May 29 Thu May 28 Tue Jun 2 Wed Jun 3 Mon Jun 8 Tue Jun 9 – Tue Jun 16 Wed Jun 10 Thu Jun 11 Mon Jun 15 - Mon Jun 22 School Watch First Day of Term 2 P & C Meeting in the Multi Purpose Centre (MPC) – 7:00pm Year 2 (Classes 2A,2C,2D) Excursion Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre Year 2 (Classes 2B,2E) Excursion Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre Anzac Day Ceremony Prep 2016 Enrolment Information Sessions – Multi Purpose Centre (MPC) – 9:30am & 7:00pm Prep -Yr2 Parent Information Session, “Supporting Reading Practice” 9:00am – 10:00am & 7:00pm 8:00 pm - Multi Purpose Centre (MPC) NAPLAN Testing (Years 3 and 5) ICAS Digital Technologies Competition Year 4 Camp - Mapleton Under 8’s Day Cyber Smart Presentation ICAS Science Competition Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Book Fair ICAS Writing Competition ICAS Spelling Competition Fun with Maths 13 17 88 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 If you see any suspicious behaviour in the school, please phone the School Watch number and keep our school safe. Belmont State School Cordially invites you to attend our Anzac Day Commemoration Friday 24th April 2015 Belmont State School Hall 9:30am Students are requested to bring along flowers to be used in the class floral tributes making up each letter of Classes will be paired to make up each letter. Parent volunteers to help with these floral tributes would be greatly appreciated.
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