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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Carers

What an amazing day we had for our School Fair! Although the weather was extremely hot, a great day was had by all. This year was different than many in the past as we had so many families stay for hours and hours. The Gold, Silver and Bronze tickets were a great addition and meant that children had a lot more activities to do whilst at the Fair. We would like to thank all families for helping to make this day such a success. Without the massive effort from both parents and staff, days like this cannot go ahead. Special mention must go to the Fair Committee and Leanne Hatherly for her coordination and planning. Also, thank you to the parents that helped set up and pack away, along with those that took on the coordination of a stall. This year was the final fair for many of our families, as their youngest child leaves at the end of the year. Thank you for the many years of service that you have offered to our school community.

We would like to congratulate the following major prize winners: - 1st Prize ($500 Lake Innes Travel Voucher): Jenny Ringor (Relative of Hunter Davis - Year 3) - 2nd Prize ($300 Coles Voucher): Hunter Clark (Year 3) - 3rd Prize ($300 Rebel Voucher): Georgia Ryan (Ex-student and Sister of Lucy Ryan - Year 4) Additional Raffle Prize Winners: - $250 Value Party for 10 at Planet X - Penny Nichols (Mother of Rachel and Nathanuel) - Sea Acres Annual Family Pass: Emily Brazel - $50 Dinner Voucher at Botanic Wine Garden - Cooper Beukers (Year 4).

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Celebrations for this special ceremony will be held from 11:00am on Sunday 11 November at the War Memorial Port Macquarie. Our School Captains will be representing us for the wreath laying, but we would like to invite any children to attend in their school uniform and sit with the school group. We will have the school banner with us for you to keep an eye out for. Please assemble near Luna Bonita at 10:45am if you would like to sit with the school group.

CLASS PACKS 2019: It is getting close to that time of year when class packs will become available. Families are welcome to start pre-paying their account with credit to allow for the payment of these packs over a few weeks. Payments of $5 and above can be taken to help reduce the burden at the end of the year.  

KINDERGARTEN PARENT FEEDBACK: Thank you to the many parents that provided feedback to the school regarding the new trial for the start to Kindergarten. We appreciate the time that you have taken to do this. At this stage, all comments are being collated and we will share a summary overview with you all when it is available. This feedback has provided us with great insight into your experiences and will definitely be considered as part of the overall picture. Many responses provided some great new ideas to consider and enhance the transition to Kindergarten process. If you have not submitted your feedback yet, we have extended the time frame until Monday to allow some final thoughts. If you have not completed this feedback yet, another copy of the form has been sent home with your child today. We ask that you please return this by Monday.

KINDERGARTEN 2019 TRANSITION: Our scheduled visits continued this week and we are now up to the second opportunity for children to spend more time within our school. The Session B class time experiences are being lead by our Kindergarten Teaching Team for 2019. We look forward to the upcoming Orientation Days

STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY - PUPIL FREE DAY: Term Four normally begins with a Staff Development Day, however, due to the Andrew Chinn Workshop and Concert, we needed to reschedule it for later this term. We would like to inform you that the Staff Development/Pupil Free Day for Term Four has been locked in for Friday 30 November. Babysitting will be provided at school for all working families. A note will be sent home next week regarding registration details. To book your child’s place please logon to the My School Interview website at www.schoolinterviews.com.au. The unique code to logon is z2gb4. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the office and we will make the booking for you. Bookings will open 3:00pm Monday 12 November and close 4:00pm Friday 23 November

2018 OUTSTANDING FEES: A reminder for all families to please ensure that any outstanding amounts owed to the school are finalised as soon as possible. Payment plans can be set up if needed, by approaching Kirrily Pollock in the School Office.