Mother’s Day is such an important day. It provides a chance for everyone to acknowledge and to thank their mums for all they do for us. My own mother has played a huge part in my life. Mum would run me around to my sporting commitments, was firm and fair when needed and taught me how to treat people with respect. She still often drops in during the day to bring me a vanilla slice and cup of coffee.
I regularly see mums in our school community put their children’s needs in front of their own. As children, we do not always appreciate this, however there comes a time later in life when we finally understand the impact our mums and grandmothers have on us. I would like to wish all of our mothers and carers a happy Mother’s Day.
District Cross Country
Our District Cross Country team braved the elements to compete in today’s event. Although the weather had a big impact, our runners demonstrated great resilience. Full results next week.
An injured runner completes the course with the help of his mate.
Next week, students in Years 3 and 5 will participate in NAPLAN testing. As a school, we will be ensuring our students are given the best opportunity to showcase their learning. It is important that we acknowledge that NAPLAN provides us with a snapshot of our student’s academic understanding on that day. We will be working hard to ensure our students have a positive experience. At home, please remind your child that NAPLAN is simply a test, it does not define them or take into account all their wonderful other skills.
Life Education Van Visit
Harold and the Life Education Van are visiting us today and into next week. Each class from Prep to Year 6 will take part in a range of different age-appropriate programs. Our students will learn about keeping themselves healthy through choices and actions.
New 3/4 Learning Centre - Update
This week we ‘officially’ turned the first sod of our new 3/4 Learning Centre. Our Principal, Mr David Baker, Board members, Foundation members, Executive members, Campus Captains and SRC members were present to provide a great photo opportunity. I have noticed more students watching the construction through the safety fence with intrigue.
Do you have a child who will begin Prep in 2019? Our Prep interviews for 2019 will begin next week and numbers are filling quickly. If you know of anyone that is keen to become a part of our school community, please ask them to contact Ann Young at our front office on 5143 7155.
We are seeking a parent to take over our regular Book Club Organiser. Most recently, this has been organised by Vicki McLeod. As Vicki’s youngest child will be leaving St Anne’s at the end of this year to attend our Senior campus she will no longer be able to carry out this role. Being a Book Club Organiser is not an onerous task and Vicki is more than happy to assist with the transition. If you feel you are able to take on this role please contact Vicki McLeod on 0417 326 773.
After School Care
This week at After School Care we have been making our own toys out of calico. The children stuffed their toys with a combination of cotton wool and recycled plastic bags. The children completed their toys by giving them drawn on faces and clothing.
There is a Pupil Free day on Friday 1 June. Camp Australia is offering a full day program from 8.00am to 6.00pm. All children attending need to be enrolled before the day. Enrolment and bookings for this day can be made at www.campaustralia.com.au or by phone on 1300 105 343. The rolls are now open.
Please feel free to come and check out our service; we are in the Library daily from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.
Kelly and Mary
Enjoy your weekend.
Jie Van Berkel