newsletter-2015-05-15 - Burpengary State School

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Number 14
15 May 2015
Dear Parents / Caregivers,
Congratulations to our Year 3 and 5 students, who came to school this week and gave the NAPLAN Test a good, honest
go and dedicated their best effort - this year was our highest participation rate ever. Our school uses these results to modify
our teaching and target the learning on what each student needs to be successful. I thank families for your support in
preparing the students and getting them to school on time and in good shape for NAPLAN. Mrs Waldron’s organisation of
the testing was exemplary.
The Totally Wild story "Food Revolution Day – Garden & Kitchen" featuring our Burpengary State School students in
Year 2, 5 and 6 went to air on Tuesday morning at 8:00am on Channel Eleven, and it was a cracker of a show! If (like
me) you missed it that morning because you were at work, the episode is available to watch online at the Tenplay website: Enjoy the show, and well done to everybody involved!
A reminder to all families who have not already done so: please prioritise the return of the student details sheet so
that we have up to date details for every child and family, including an active and frequently checked email address if
at all possible. We are aiming to increase our capacity for digital pushes of information to families following the experience
of the East Coast Low event on May 01. Accurate information is vital at all times, and email is another way that we can
enhance timely communication with parents.
This term’s P&C’s Subway Meal Day is on Wednesday 26 May. Orders must be placed before Wednesday 20 May, in
order to meet the store’s ordering deadline. Each student who orders a Subway Meal is in a draw for a new bike,
which will be drawn on parade on Friday 29 May.
Burpengary State Secondary College Twilight Tour with the Principal - Thursday 28 May, commencing at 5.00pm.
Mr Peter Hoehn, Principal of BSSC, invites the parents and carers of Burpengary State School to undertake a personal
tour with him to learn about the College vision, see the innovative facilities, hear about the dynamic curriculum, and learn
about the innovation programs. The tour commences at 5.00pm from the Information Services Centre. All welcome.
Narangba Valley State High School Faculty Showcase – Tuesday 9 June: Parents of current Year 6 students are
invited to attend Narangba Valley High School’s Faculty Showcase afternoon on Tuesday, 9 June. This afternoon provides
an opportunity for future parents and students to tour through our school, meet some of our exceptional teachers and learn
more about the subjects on offer in 2015. Between 4pm and 6pm, parents will be able to tour through the school and find
out about the subjects on offer to Year 7 students. In addition to the tour of the school and faculty displays, two brief parent
information sessions will run in the PALACE on the afternoon. These sessions will occur at 4pm and 5:45pm. The
Enrolment Officer will also be present on the day and enrolment papers can be collected.
To other news…
1. Coming up:
Kitchen Garden
St Helena Island
Voluntary Contribution
Year Level
Selected students
Prep - Year 6
Year 5
Prep - Year 6
$ 5.00
Payment Due
Wednesday 17 June 2015
Eftpos is available at the Cashier window on the carpark side of the Admin Office each morning from 8.00 to
11.00am. We encourage families to make use of the electronic payment systems we have operational here at
Burpengary (Direct banking, Bpay) so that we minimise the risk of children carrying large sums of money, and you can
perform the payment task from the convenience of home. Please keep in mind that we do not carry change.
2. Library News:
The libraries are gearing up this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 27 May. At 11.00am on that
day all over Australia, children will enjoy watching and listening to this year’s chosen book entitled, ‘The Brothers
Quibble’ by Aaron Blabey. Anyone who has watched a younger sibling take attention away from an older one will be
able to relate to this story!
If your Year 3 child is looking for ideas on what to read, we have been promoting a few chapter book series to them
during class borrowing time. These include ‘Horrid Henry’, ‘Tashi’ and ‘The Magic Tree House’. Here are some
website links to these series:;;
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Our school is participating in the 2015 Premiers Reading Challenge. As well as being fun, this challenge aims to
boost children’s literacy skills by encouraging students to read widely for pleasure and learning, to develop their
imagination, and to cultivate a passion for literature. The reading period for the 2015 Premier's Reading Challenge
commences on Tuesday 19 May and closes Friday 28 August. This year, the Premier has challenged all state and
non-state school students from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and
Years 5 and 6 to read 15 books. Prep to Year 2 students will read or experience their books in their classes, however
students in Years 3 to 6 will be required to read and record their books on their own reading challenge record sheet.
Students wishing to take part in this year’s challenge can register by talking to their class teacher or to Mrs Orupold, our
school’s Premier’s Reading Challenge co-ordinator. Every student who completes the challenge will receive a
Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier and all students registered will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Happy Reading.
3. Student Council News:
The Student Council will be selling double choc chip muffins for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Wednesday
20 May with all proceeds being donated to the Cancer Council. Muffins will be $1.00 each and available in front of the
Tuckshop before school and at both breaks. No other muffins will be available for purchase from the Tuckshop on this
4. Tuckshop News: Flexischool Tuesday Meal Deal - 5 chicken nuggets, cheese & rice crackers, and a big juice popper $4.50. (Parents please note main food item is first break and snack is second break). Only available by Flexischool
online ordering. Please note Tuckshop is a cash only facility – EFTPOS is not available. Flexischools Online
Ordering is the preferred option for ordering. Free to register, quick, easy and
convenient. Reminder to families of gluten free options available - toasted white bread sandwich, rice cakes, curried
chicken and rice, fried rice, corn cob, salads. Please note that the frozen boysenberry yoghurt for $1.50 is no longer
available from the Tuckshop.
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Until next week,
Brad Fox
Moreton Bay Regional Council is excited to announce the Explore Moreton Bay by Walking in May Program. This program delivers a range
of free and low cost walking experiences and small events for children, families and adults to highlight the diverse walking opportunities on offer
throughout the region. Explore Moreton Bay by Walking in May includes a range of free after school ‘Active Kids’ activities, these activities are
free and do not require any bookings. Primary aged school children can enjoy Obstacle Challenges, Self Defence and Kidzone fitness activities
in parks across the Moreton Bay region during the month of May. For further details contact [email protected] or
phone 3205 0555.
Get your family active and eating well - Local families can now sign up the free healthy lifestyle program called PEACH™ - Parenting, Eating
and Activity for Child Health. Registrations are now open for a group to commence in Term 2, 2015. The program is fun for kids and helps
parents and carers make healthy eating and activity a part of every-day life. It is available to families with a child aged between 5-11 years who
is above a healthy weight their age. It consists of 10 group sessions that run for 90 minutes each. The first 9 sessions are held weekly within
the school term. Ongoing individualised family support is offered through the second half of the program ending with one final group session.
Some of the topics covered include nutrition skills, relationships with food and eating, changing family lifestyle behaviours and making healthy
eating affordable. While the parent sessions are taking place, children enjoy active play with a trained child physical activity facilitator. The
program is funded by the Queensland government and being delivered by the Queensland University of Technology. If you would like more
information about the PEACH™ program, or to register, please contact free call 1800 263 519 or visit
Are you a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes? Every day, thousands of Australian children suffer the effects of type 1 diabetes and
families struggle with illness management and children’s behavioural and emotional adjustment. Positive Parenting for Healthy Living is an
adaptation of the successful Triple P- Positive Parenting Program offering practical ideas and support for parents of children with type 1
diabetes. This innovative group program is designed to help parents manage their child’s illness, assist children in coping with their illness and
emotions, and prevent and manage difficult child behaviour. Over the next few months and for a limited time only, parents of 2-10 year old
children with type 1 diabetes are able to access Positive Parenting for Healthy Living Triple P as part of a University of Queensland research
project. Parents will be able to attend the program free of charge, and will be asked to complete 2 sets of assessment measures (questionnaire
and family observation) over a 6 month period, as part of the study. Contact Amy Mitchell on (07) 3346 1202 or email
[email protected], or visit for more information.
KIDS LOVE DRAMA, PARENTS LOVE THE RESULTS! Our unique drama system develops confidence and communication skills in children
and teenagers. Dynamic and structured, our program covers speech, movement, creative drama and language development with all students
participating in an end-of- year production. Our acclaimed drama program is implemented by dynamic teachers who work enthusiastically to
bring out the very best in your child. Affordable Fees! No hidden costs! Lower Primary (5-8), Upper Primary (9–12) and Youth Theatre (12–
18). Helen O’Grady Drama Academy please phone the Principal Margaret Treuel on 3353 0555.
Zoo Run Bribie Island and Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival, Saturday 30 May, starting at 6.00am and finishing by 9.00am. 5, 2, or 1km
run or walk to save wildlife, free entry for all runners or walkers into the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival, all children that enter receive a
competitors ribbon, enter and go in the draw to win a holiday and bike. For further details visit or
Ms Ann Rebgetz, Principal, St Columban’s College Caboolture would like to invite students, families and staff to St Columban’s Open Day this
Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm. We would be delighted to have you join us on the day, for even a short period of time. Some of the highlights
include: Curriculum displays, tours of the College conducted by our students, TAS sporting matches, student demonstrations, archive display,
coffee shop, BBQ, food and drinks.
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