Mission Beach State School 2014

Term 2 Week 6 29 May,
2014
Mission Beach State School
We would like to acknowledge the Djiru people and the sacredness of the land on which our school is built
Principal
Mr Gordon Robertson
Business Services Manager
Miss Lauren Kanowski
Administration Officer
Mrs Sheryl Shaw
Guidance Officer
Joanne Hoskins
ABSENCES
4088 8333
[email protected]
SCHOOL
4088 8333
FAX 4088 8300
Principal News
NEW - Way To Go Program
As part of our restructuring of the school behaviour plan, we have introduced a
positive acknowledgement system which gives students immediate acknowledgement
for meeting our school expectations in the playground. The card the students
receive as acknowledgement is placed in a box (one for each house) and tallied by
the house captains at the end of each week. At the end of each term, the winning
house members will have the opportunity to participate in a special afternoon
activity on the last day of school. Each week on parade the progressive tallies are
announced by the house captains and encouragement given to try to get the most
“Way To Go” awards possible. Additionally, a random draw is conducted to select one
of those students who has received a Way To Go award during the previous week.
This lucky student then receives a small “prize”. This aspect of the process is being
trialled until the end of term and will be reviewed at that time.
There will be additional changes to our in school processes over the next few weeks
as we develop our ideas into practices across the school. The working group leading
the work on this meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m If you would like to be
involved in the discussions around this work, we would welcome your attendance at
these meetings. Please let me know if you are interested.
I will also be presenting our ideas and developments at our net P&C meeting. Come
along and find out how things a re progressing.
School Routine – Start of the school day.
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The first bell for the day rings at 8:45. This bell reminds children it is time to start
preparing for the school day. At this time children need to move to classrooms and
organise learning materials ready for the day ahead.
Work in classrooms starts at 8:50, so it is essential that children are here by this
time ready for work. Late arrival not only disadvantages your child, but also
interrupts the start of the day for every child in the class. Please ensure that your
child is here ready to start school on time.
MBSS P&C President
STUDENT MEDICAL RECORDS / PARENT CONTACT DETAILS
OFFICE HOURS
7:45am – 4:00pm
GENERIC EMAIL
Mrs Shannon Rigato
MBSS P&C
meet the second Tuesday of
each month at 7pm
SCHOOL WATCH
13 17 88
WEBSITE
www.missbeacss.eq.edu.au
It is very important for the school to hold CURRENT Contact details and Medical
details for all children. When children come to the office feeling unwell, they are
already distressed. This becomes much worse when we are unable to contact
parents or carers to come and comfort them. At times we have difficulty contacting
parents if their child is sick or needs something from home as phone numbers or
contact details have changed and we have not been made aware of this. Also, at
times, the medical records are out of date so we may not know about newly
diagnosed conditions – allergies, asthma – that are important for us when we are
helping your child.
If any medical details have changed or you have changed your phone numbers
recently, kindly contact the school office by phone, email or in person to ensure we
hold current records. Email Sheryl on [email protected]
Nude Food Tuesday
Every Tuesday we encourage children to bring lunch with the
smallest amount of wrapping or packaging as possible.
School Lunches
Good nutrition is absolutely essential for children to allow them to effectively access learning. The
links between good nutrition and brain function are well known and clear. If you want your child to
achieve to the highest possible level, make sure you provide him/her with a good nutritious lunch.
Although pre packaged foods are very convenient, quick and enjoyed by children, they are rarely
as
good as fresh, home prepared foods. According to Nutrition Australia
(http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/), a healthy lunchbox has four components:
· A main item, such as a sandwich/wrap/roll, pasta with vegetables, soup, frittata or sushi.
· A fruit or vegetable snack, such as whole fruit, cut up veggie sticks, canned fruit in natural juice, a small salad
· A second snack based on a core food, such as reduced fat yoghurt, grainy crackers with reduced fat cheese,
plain popcorn, a slice of raisin bread, a wholemeal fruit muffin, a boiled egg or a can of tuna.
· And a drink. A bottle of tap water is best, and plain UHT milk is also acceptable.
Here are some examples of each component:
Main item: Multigrain bread with salad filling and tuna in springwater
Snacks: Small high fibre fruit muffin, mandarin, mini cheese snack
Drinks: 125ml reduced fat UHT milk (frozen), water bottle.
There are some great resources online for any parent or carer who needs
some inspiration. Try these great sites for some ideas:
http://www.kidspot.com.au/ (Also has some cheap family meal plans)
http://www.sustainableschools.qld.edu.au/Default.aspx?tabid=921 (great
TUCKSHOP NEWS
CRUNCH TIME
Tuckshop can provide snacks for crunch time on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Place orders using the
bag system and your crunch will be delivered to your class fridge or crunch box.
Some crunch ideas:Apples, fruit salad, carrots, bananas, grapes, popcorn, & celery.
Biggest Morning Tea
Our Biggest Morning Tea raised $240.00. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser for the Qld
Cancer Fund and to Sheryl for organising us all again this year
Prep Enrolments for 2015
If you are considering Prep for next year, I would urge you to come along to school and collect an enrolment
package. It helps us immensely if we have an idea of the number of prep enrolments we can expect. Children
need to be born between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate to verify
his/her date of birth. If you know of community members who may not receive our newsletter but have children
coming next year, please let them know of the need to enrol early as well. Getting this information early allows
us to plan our class arrangements more effectively.
Queensland Day
Queensland Day is next Friday 6th June. Queensland Day acknowledges the birth of Queensland as a selfgoverning colony, the anniversary of the date on which Queen Victoria signed documents granting Queensland
the right to its own representative government and appointing Queensland's first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
From 1859 to 1901, Queensland had the status of a self-governing colony. From 1 January 1901, Queensland
became one of the six founding States of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Marine Aquarium
If you have been through the office recently, you will have noticed an aquarium being set up in the foyer. This aquarium
supports our Reef Guardian values and will provide an insight into the valuable asset Reef Guardians are working to preserve.
You will be able to track the progress of this wonderful resource over the coming weeks.
Regards,
Gordon
Arts Update
The countdown is on for our ‘Wild Things’ Concert. All classes are busily
practising their act for the big night (Thur 26 June, 6pm).We are so excited to now have Mrs
Jan Davies helping us with our concert. Mrs Davies is an extremely skilled and experienced art and
drama teacher and we are already benefiting from her input. Letters will go home with every
student this Friday outlining the costume and the props that each individual will need. Please
just do the best that you can with the costumes, I do not expect miracles and I most
certainly do not expect people to spend lots of money. I do have some costumes and props
at school that may be utilised if necessary.
Teachers will need a Parent Support Group consisting of at least 3 parents to assist with props. Make sure
you remember to ask your child’s teacher if they need assistance.
The Year 7 students will present a concert item consisting of three skits from “The Addams family”
television series in 1964. The Year 7’s are keen for the rest of the school to get to know the
original Addams family members. So, in an effort to ‘educate’ the rest of the school we will show
one episode of the Addams family (1964-1969) in my Arts room every Friday. Please contact the
school if you specifically do not want your child to view these programs.
Some things we need for the concert are: hobby horses, Cousin It wig, Old fashioned vertical
standing telephone, a stethoscope, and smoke machine and strobe/laser lights.
Read to Me Day
The ‘Read to me’ day in Tully is on Tuesday the 24th of June. This week a permission note
was sent home and wrongly stated that the theme was ‘Fairytale’s. I apologise for this
mistake, the theme is still “Circus”. Each student in prep to year 3 will make a circus hat in
class time. These students are welcome to wear this hat as part of their circus costume on
the day. Students do not need a circus ‘costume’- they could just wear colourful clothes and
the circus hat we make at school.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions relating to either the
Concert or the Read to me Day.
Book Fair in the Library!
Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day to purchase a book from the Book Fair in the library. Thank you to all the students
who have already purchased books. The money raised goes towards buying more resources for our library. It is so
great to see the students so excited about books – the age of the printed book is far from over!
The Book Fair will be open from 8 am to 4 pm.
Judy and Sarah
Don’t Forget
Nude Food Tuesday
Every Tuesday we encourage children to bring lunch with the smallest amount of wrapping or
packaging as possible.
Prep to Year 3 students celebrate National
Simultaneous Storytime
Last Wednesday, the students gathered in the school library for the annual National Simultaneous
Storytime. National Simultaneous Storytime is an initiative of ALIA (Australian Library and Information
Association) to help encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Children all over Australia
listen to the same story at the same time.
Mr Robertson delighted the students with the reading of this year’s book, Too Many Elephants in this
House written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. The students laughed with delight
as the story unfolded with Eric, the main character, trying to find homes for all of his elephants.
The students were delighted when we unveiled the lastest painting. Karen Quinn, Jimi’s Mum, painted a
beautiful illustration of mischievous Eric and his elephants. A Huge Thank you Karen!
Eric will now hang in the library with the paintings of the characters from previous stories which were
painted by Leandra Willis.
Photo 1 : Mr Robertson with Jimi Quinn displaying the beautiful painting painted by Jimi’s Mum, Caryn.
Photo 2: Mr Robertson reading the story to the Prep 1 to 3 students at MBSS.
Photo 3: Photo 3: Mr Robertson, admiring the painting with some of the students.
Our Giant Pumpkin Update from Day One
Gene & Zane 13 March
Gene & Prep Children 25 March
Lauren & Gene 28th April
Gene & Year 1 Children 4th April
Pumpkin photo taken Friday 9th May
Photo taken 20th May with Gus Rowe
th
Photos taken 14 May
Our Pumpkins have tripled in size in 5 days
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Photo taken 23 May with Finn Mcpherson 155cm
Jexie our cleaner has named #1 Pumpkin Paul & #2 Pumpkin Peter.
Paul the pumpkin is not as big as Peter Photo taken 23rd May
Measurements
Date
23rd May
26th May 14
#1 Paul
154 cm
#2 Peter
155cm
166cm
Letters sent home in the last fortnight
Letter
Year Level
Unexplained Absences (Yellow)
Circus - Read To Me Day Excursion
Only students with Unexplained Absences return ASAP
Prep – Year 3
UPCOMING PAYMENT SCHEDULES
Activity
Event Cost
Due By
Note sent home
20 & 21 February
2014 Student
Varies for individuals
30th April
Requirements
Due to processing any payments received after due dates may not be accepted unless prior arrangement with
the office. Please make sure all payments to the school come in an envelope with student name and what the
money is intended for.
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Payment can be made at the School Office, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm via the
payment slot drop and go. Parents wishing to pay over the counter by cash, EFT or Credit Card are still able to do
this between the hours of 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Cheques - made payable to MISSION BEACH STATE SCHOOL
EFT POS – is now available at the front counter for payments made to the school.
BPay – is no longer available until further notice.
Direct Debit- please make sure Invoice Number and Surname are used for reference
Payments for the P&C including uniform sales require cash or cheque.
USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS
Babysitting Services:
0450878965 (Lisa Cranage)
Baby Equipment Hire
0408798764 (Catherine)
Baseline Tennis:
0421200160 (Wayne)
Boat Licences:
0408075899 (Greg)
Computer Repairs & Service: 0427612424(Nigel)
Dental Van:
0407575604
Family Day Care
40302254 or 0427192690 (Tanya)
Guitar Lessons:
40685606 or 0427612424 (Nigel)
House Cleaning:
0448788552 Stacey Nickless
Ironing Lady:
0421383403 (Desley)
Kids Dance:
0447279960 (Katelyn Kowalsky)
Little Athletics:
40680223(Greg)
Marine, Mower, Generator Mechanics, Fishing & Boating Gear
The Tinnie Shack 40886125
Martial Arts
0498714490 Goju Ryu
Mission Beach Cricket: 0417608687 (Mick)
Mission Beach Gymnastic Club: 40689356 (Jayne)
Mission Beach Sailing Club:40688478 (Trish)
Mission Beach Soccer Club: 0427688188 ( Sarah Johnson)
Pet Buddies/Pet Minding: 0414247919 (Nicole)
Psychologist: 0407554138
(Joanne Rick )
Rose Dance Studio Tully:
0448034902 (Rose)
Scouts
0439682014 (Joan)
Speech Pathologist:
0402394486 Claire Hayley
Thermomix Demonstrator :
0419792688 or [email protected] Olivia Watt
Trans North Bus Company: 40687400
Tae Kwon Do:
0409381082 (Martin O’Lachlan)
Touch Football:
0417602612 (Mike)
Tully Cricket Club:
0438 182168 (David Eaton)
Tully Swimming Pool:
40681445 (Kellie)
Tully Tiger Rugby League
0427 638 470 Belinda Blanco
Tutoring:
40687449 (Rodney Kent)
Tutoring:
0407126113 Phil Berry-Porter
Yoga:
0409886068(Susan Kelly)
Mission Beach Monday gym class 330-430 is looking for students aged 5-7yrs.
Leave a message for Dora on 40682667 or [email protected]
Pride & Effort Recipients
It is our pleasure to publish the names of the wonderful students in our school who have recently received ‘Pride
and Effort Awards’ from their class teacher on assembly.
Class
Prep A
Mrs Porter
Monday
19 May
Monday
26 May
Ava Cruickshank
Bailey NevilleSewell
Ben Newton
Axle Scown
Zac Mildenhall
Nicholas Messina
1A
Mrs James &
Mrs Jolly
1B
Miss Colleen
Charlayla Palmer
Luke Lloyd
Ruby Cleary
William Delaney
2A
Mrs Gilmore
Julius Franklin
Jasmine Pitman
2/3
Miss Ciranni
Lakisha Rabana
Alanna Cooper
3A
Mrs Stevens
4A
Mrs Timms
Joe Strutt
Metu Tinirau
Jed Campbell
Kohl Macare
Prep B
Mrs Menzies &
Mrs Thompson
Prep C
Mrs Camilleri
4/5
Mrs Curnoe
Mal Palmer
5/6
Mrs Hawkins
Bell Blakemore
6A
Ms Pople
Monday 19 May
Dallas Sutton
Belle Frain &
Flynn Rowe
7A
Mrs Doarnte
Other Teachers
Pride and Effort recipients
Karlie Nicholson
Rose Meacham
Jimi Quinn
STLN
Ms Borgna
HPE
Ms DuPreez
Reece Durighello
Hayden Davison,
Charlayla Palmer &
Max Costa
Ruby Hemsley
The Arts
Miss Carmen
Brodie Wagner
Liam McCormack
Pride and Effort recipients Monday 26 May
Play Time Activities for Term 2
Monday
Tuesday
Mrs Heath
Library
Board Games
& Quiet Reading
Board Games
& Quiet Reading
Board Games
& Quiet Reading
The Arts Room
Miss Carmen
Drawing Group
Yr1 –Yr7
1.10 – 1.50
Mock Rock Show
Rehearsals Yr1-Yr7
Dance Group
Yr1 –Yr7
1.10 – 1.50
Mock Rock Show
Rehearsals Yr1-Yr7
Drama
Group
Yr1 –Yr7
1.10 – 1.50
Mock Rock Show
Rehearsals Yr1-Yr7
Ms Ede
Fitness Club
Yr4-Yr7
MPH Hall
1.15 – 1.45
Fitness Club
Yr4-Yr7
MPH Hall
1.15 – 1.45
Mrs Venita Hunt
Wednesday
Cooking Classes
8am – 8.45am
3.00pm – 4pm
Thursday
Friday
Story Reading
Computers
& Quiet
Reading
FUN RUN
8.30 – 8.45
All ages welcome
FUN RUN
8.30 - 8.45
All ages welcome
Softball 1.15 – 1.45
For Ages 10 & over
Softball 1.15 – 1.45
For Ages 10 & over
TERM 2 2014 CALENDAR
Monday
Tuesday
21st April
Easter Monday
Public Holiday
22nd April
28th April
Peninsula Boys
Tennis
29th April
Peninsula Girls
Tennis
Week 3
5th May
Peninsula
Basketball
6th May
Week 4
12th May
Week 1
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
24th April
Anzac Day
Commemoration
Service 2pm
NO TUCKSHOP
1st May
Yr6/7/9
Leadership Day
9-2 @TSHS
Student Leaders
25th April
Anzac Day
Public Holiday
26&27 April
2nd May
TD Soccer
Carnival
9-3
3&4 May
7th May
Year 7 Information
Evening 6pm @TSHS
Parents/students
For our current year 6
students
8th May
TD
Cross Country
9am -12
9th May
10 & 11 May
14th May
15th May
16th May
Gift Wrapping
for
Mothers Day
Kitchen
Essentials Tully
9am
17&18 May
23th May
24&25 May
30th May
BOOK FAIR
31st May & 1st
June
6th June
7&8 June
13th June
Disco
Freaky
Friday
Cleaners Day
20th June
Athletics
Carnival
14 &15 June
23rd April
NO TUCKSHOP
Week 2
13th May
NAPLAN
30th April
NAPLAN
Aboriginal &
Torres Strait
Hearing
Screening
NAPLAN
Weekend
TD
Softball Trial
(After school)
Review
Week 5
19th May
Pie Orders In
20th May
21st May
Week 6
26th May
27th May
28th May
22nd May
Biggest Morning
Tea
Prep Letterland
Morning Tea
29th May
BOOK FAIR
Musical Matinee
Year 6/7 students
@TSHS-MPC
Week 7
2nd June
Week 8
9th June
Queen’s Birthday
Long Weekend
Week 9
16th June
Report Cards sent
home
Week 10
23rd June
3rd June
Nude Food
Tuesday
10th June
Nude Food
Tuesday
17th June
4th June
Pie Orders Ready
for pickup
5th June
11th June
12th June
18th June
19th June
Nude Food
Tuesday
24th June
Read Up
ReadUp
Prep –
Yr3
Reading Day Out
Theme - Circus
25th June
26th June
Middle Year
Concert
’Wild Things’
27th June
Ball Games &
800m
9am Start
21 & 27June
MBSS
Cent Sale
28th & 29th
June
School Holidays Start Monday 30th June – Friday 11th July
Lost Felix the Cat jumper if found please
hand into the office
Mrs Shaw’s Quiz Questions
Who Are We? Last Week’s Answers:
Who Are We?
Who Am I at MBSS?
Who Am I at MBSS?
My favourite book is “The Diary of a Wombat”.
Started teaching a long, long time ago in
Bundaberg.
I enjoy water sports and the outdoors.
I am the proud parent of 3 wonderful young men.
My first job was slicing mangoes in a Mango Canning
Factory.
My favourite animal is a monkey.
Started teaching in 1995 in Brisbane.
I once danced at the Sydney Opera House.
I enjoy doing arty things & baking cheesecakes.
I am the proud parent of 1 boy and 1 girl.
I am Mrs Judy Heath
________________________________
I am Mrs Annette Timms
2 entries last week Nell Blakemore is the Winner
Last fornights Quizz Questions were all about Food
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10.
Deer meat is known by what name? Venison
Lures, reels, rods, hooks, baits and nets are common equipment used in what food gathering method? Fishing
True or false? McDonald’s has restaurants in over 100 countries around the world. True
What is another name for maize? Corn
Dairy products are generally made from what common liquid? Milk
True or false? ‘Beefsteak’ is a variety of tomato. True
Are humans omnivore, herbivore or carnivore? Omnivore
The ‘Pizza Hut’ franchise began in what country? USA
What is the popular food used to carve jack-o-lanterns during Halloween? Pumpkins
Chiffon, marble and bundt are types of what? Cake
This weeks Quizz Question
1. Which animal was introduced in Australia for the purpose of hunting in 1845?
2. In which year was colour television first transmitted in Australia?
3. True or false? Harry Potter star Rupert Grint owns an ice cream van?
4. What saint is said to have banished all snakes from Ireland?
5. True or false? The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November?
6. Which animal is known as the ship of the desert?
7. What is the name of the official record of proceedings and debates in parliament?
8. True or false? Jeff from the Wiggles wears a purple top?
9. At what age did Ned Kelly’s bushranging career begin with a conviction for assault?
10. Queensland Day is on held on what date?
All correct answers handed into
Mrs Shaw go into a draw for a
$5.00 Tuckshop Voucher.
Please hand in no later than Wednesday 28 May
Wanted Photo Albums
If you have any unwanted photo albums
that the school could use please send
into the office. Preferably the slip in ones.
FREE Well Women’s Clinics – June 2014
Service includes Pap Smears, Sexual Health Screening, Breast Awareness, also info on Contraception, Continence,
Menopause, Lifestyle Issues, Domestic Violence, etc. All services are provided by a specially trained Women’s Health
Nurse.
Tully Hospital
Thursday 5th June
Ph 4068 4144
Mission Beach Comm Hlth Thursday 12th June Ph 4226 4812/0428 781 421
HEMSLEY HALF
MARATHON
2:45 pm
MACKAYS
BANANAS
10km
3:45 pm
SATURDAY 14 JUNE
RUN ENTIRELY ON THE BEACHES
Enter at www.registernow.com.au Late registrations up to 30 minutes before
start times. Entry fees:
HEMSLEY HALF MARATHON & MACKAYS BANANAS 10 KM
BEACHCOMBER
BAREFOOT BEACH
FAMILY FUN
RUN/WALK
4:30 pm
- $15 individual / $10 subsequent FAMILY member LESS $5 for CCMC club
members.
BEACHCOMBER BAREFOOT BEACH FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK
Register online at
- $10 Individual up to a maximum of $25 a FAMILY less $5 for CCMC club
members. Thanks to CHILCOTT CONSTRUCTIONS.
www.registernow.com.au
EMAIL: [email protected]
Minor cash prizes &
random draws
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CASSOWARY COAST
MULTISPORT CLUB
SOUTH MISSION BEACH
www.ccmclub.org.au
FACEBOOK
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Ph Jeff on 0434019515