The end of Term 1 is fast approaching and when I look back on the term, I am so grateful and proud of the resilience shown by the staff, students and our families this year already. With a delayed start to the year and a few disruptions along the way our staff have continued to deliver a high-quality and engaging education for the students at our school whilst keeping student wellbeing a top priority. Thank you to all families for continuing to work with us and support us as we adapted to what was required throughout this term.
Thank you to all families who have donated items for our Easter Raffle. We have also had a donation of a quality Shimano fishing rod and reel valued at $250. Thanks once again to our school community for your generosity.
We have many prizes to be won this Friday on our virtual assembly. All money raised from these raffles will be donated to those people in SE QLD and the Northern Rivers NSW directly affected by the recent floods. It simply devastating what these communities have had to endure and continue to endure this week.
Raffle tickets will continue to be sold up until our virtual assembly on Friday morning. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Term 2 Sport
In Term 2 our sports day will change to Wednesday each week. This change is to accommodate the much-anticipated Auskick program that is delivered each year. Please ensure your children wear their sports uniform each Wednesday starting next term on Wednesday 20th April.
We will continue with cross-country training next term up until our carnival which is scheduled for Thursday 28th April. Keep training hard over the holidays.
Athletics training will also commence next term with days and times to be provided early next term. These training sessions are a great way to prepare for our athletics carnival which will take place on Wednesday 22nd June.
Shania Kennell who is working with Douglas Hockey Association, will be working with each class throughout the year during break times as well as offering after school coaching. We will provide more information on the Hockey program early next term.
Under 8s Day
In Term 2 we are fortunate to be hosting the Under 8s Day event for the wider Weipa community. This is a wonderful event involving all schools and many businesses in the community. If you have friends and family with young children within the community, please encourage them to come along. Under 8s Day is on Friday 17th June, 9am – 11am.
A reminder that school resumes in Term 2 on Wednesday 20th April as Monday 18th is a public holiday and Tuesday 19th is a designated Staff Travel Day. As the first day of term is sport day, please remember to have students wear their sports uniform.
Children born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 are eligible to attend Prep in 2023. We begin looking ahead to Prep enrolments for the 2023 school year and beyond. We are starting interviews for 2023 Prep placements next term. If you haven’t already, we encourage all of our existing families with children eligible for Prep next year to complete and submit an application form as soon as possible so that you can be part of the interview process.
Stay & Play
In Term 2 we will be holding ‘Stay & Play’ mornings for children between the ages of 0-4. Families are invited to stay after our morning assembly as we will have a range of early-childhood activities set up for your children to engage with. Play and Stay will commence on Friday 22nd April after our week 1 assembly. We look forward to seeing many of our younger siblings and families at our first session.