MESSAGES FROM THE ACTING PRINCIPAL MISS GINAYA WIELAND
What a wonderful week of success stories it has been. The Year 1 Transport Excursion was a great success and the introduction of the boat ride proved to be a favourite experience for many. The news of first place at the eisteddfod added to our school pride.
YEAR 5 CAMP: All the best to Year 5, who leave Monday to take on the challenges of the Great Aussie Bush Camp. Thanks to Mrs Halloran, Mrs Reynolds, Mr Toole, Mrs Hinton, Mrs Brown and Mr Farrell who have been generous enough to take time away from their families to support our campers. Best wishes to all involved. I look forward to my visit with the children.
STAFFING: It is with great sadness that I announce Mr Dane Seymour has accepted a teaching position at St Joseph’s Wauchope, beginning at the start of 2015. Whilst it will be sad to lose him from our St Agnes’ team, we know that this is a great decision for himself and his family as it will mean he will be closer to home. We will have a special farewell for Mr Seymour later in Term 4.
2015 TEACHING STAFF: Interviews were conducted earlier this week for positions available at school next year. We had an extensive amount of quality applications and hope to announce the appointments in the newsletter next week.
EISTEDDFOD SUCCESS: We are brimming with pride following the success of Eisteddfod week. St Agnes’ students entered into the spirit of the week on many levels. Congratulations to all students who participated as individuals
or as groups and to year 6 who performed two poems. We were very impressed with the quality of the performances. Again, a huge thank you to the staff who worked so capably to prepare the children. Special congratulations go to Year 6 who were awarded first place.
PORT MACQUARIE SCHOOLS DANCE EISTEDDFOD - GLASSHOUSE: We wish the students participating in the Dance Eisteddfod on Thursday all the best with their performances. The students will meet outside the British Lolly Shop with their hair and makeup done Infants at 4:00pm (session starts at 5:00pm) and Primary at 5:15pm (session starts at 6:00pm). At the completion of your child’s section, children will gather with their teacher for a roll call and then will be brought outside to the Glasshouse courtyard area to be collected. Please ensure that a teacher sights you taking your child before you leave the area.
2015 KINDERGARTEN: There is a Parent Information Session next Wednesday 17 September commencing at 6:30pm - 7.30pm. Parents/carers will be given relevant information regarding everyday school life at St Agnes` Primary School. We encourage all our families to attend this evening. There will be free Babysitting provided at the school for your assistance.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAYS: Today, we have received notification from another local business who are able to offer a paid program for one of the staff development days. Bluegum Music will be running a band workshop 7 October at St Joseph’s Primary School (9:00am - 3:00pm), cost $20.00 and lunch is provided. Children in band should have already received a note. If your child is interested in participating, please return the note as soon as possible. A reminder that the following businesses are offering a paid program for the two Staff Development Days. Soul Surfing, 9:00am - 3:00pm $45.00 per day or $80.00 for 2 days. Includes two surf lessons and games, please BYO hat and lunch. To book phone 6582 0114 or email email@example.com. Port Macquarie Tennis Club (near Oxley Oval), 9:00am - 3:00pm $60 per day or $100 for 2 days. It will be a fun day of tennis, some coaching and games, please BYO lunch. To book phone 6584 9940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited places will be available for both programs so booking is essential. If you are aware of any other local businesses that would be interested in offering an activity on these days, please contact the school and we will be happy to advertise their services in our next newsletter.
CREATIVE ARTS PERFORMING ARTS (CAPA) PERFORMANCE NIGHT: This special event will be held on Thursday 16 October (Term 4 Week 2). Are you ready for your flight adventure, this year’s theme is Around the World in 80
minutes. Get ready for take off. Tickets are on sale on now $7 per ticket or $20 per immediate family.
MESSAGES FROM THE ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
MR MATT BUSHE
FAIR NEWS: Heavenly Hampers were sent home to Year 5 students this week as they will be away at camp next week, when all other years will receive theirs. Please check that your child has brought one home with them if they are
the eldest in the family. As part of our fundraising efforts we will have our BUNNINGS BBQ and ticket selling day on Monday 6 October. A note went home this week requesting help, if you are available to assist at any stage throughout the day please return the note as soon as possible. We will require helpers from 7:00am until 4:00pm. We are only asking for a two hour commitment from parents.
SPRING CLEAN: If you are planning a spring clean in the holidays, we will begin school collection for Fair items immediately after the holidays. We would love donations of any saleable items including books, toys, baby goods and anything that can be sold at our ‘Garage’ sale stall.
GOOD NEWS STORY: As part of a recent Peer Support session, the groups made Father's Day cards that we sent to the residents of Emmaus Nursing Home. Josh Burt and Kalani Citraro made a card that was so appreciated by a
resident, they received a thank you note in return for their kind gesture.