4 March 2020

It was lovely yesterday to see everyone refreshed and happy after their long weekend, and the ‘Highway to Health’, as one of our pre-primaries is calling it!  We started the week with Kaboom Percussion – a show for our 4-6 students, sponsored by our music department. It was just brilliant and I have posted a photo on Facebook.

It’s always a flurry of activity on school photo day; some last minute grooming followed by trying to get the whole school to smile, look at the camera and keep their eyes open.  Every year we wonder if it’s worth it.  But then we get the photos back and we remember that school photos are a memento of life, from childhood to adulthood, and definitely worth it.  Next week it will happen again – please go to Kapture to place your orders (and please note that sibling shots are all before school).

As news of the Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, we are monitoring the Department of Health website.  This site is updated every day with the latest medical advice.  I encourage parents to have a look: Health Department. Please could you let me know if you have travelled through mainland China or Iran or have been in contact with a proven case of coronavirus.  I am happy for children to have small hand sanitisers at school if you wish and encourage regular handwashing.

Our Dads and Kids camp is just two weeks away, on Saturday 21 March. It will be a lot of fun, away from screens and interruptions and a chance to bond with each other, putting up the tent, cooking tea and joining in with some fun activities and games.  On the Sunday morning, a bbq breakfast will be provided, along with real coffee from the coffee van, before winding up the camp from about 9.00am.

The DoRKS include father figures and mums in this role.

The camp is intended for all Kindy to Year 6 students; regrettably older or younger siblings are not able to attend.  If you would like to go but don’t have any camping equipment, then get in touch and we should be able to find some for you (just call Mike Slattery on 0468 615 446 or mikeslattery346@hotmail.com)

The cost is $30 per family and tickets are available for purchase via the DoRKs Group page on The Fathering Project website: DoRKS camp tickets

Finally, the canteen would appreciate any help you can offer.   Whether you are looking to make a difference to the children, learn new skills, help the community or just get out and meet new people, your support would be very welcome. Many thanks.

Hoping to see everyone next week on Friday at the P&C big breakfast.  It’s also wacky hair day (bring a gold coin to raise money for kids with cancer) …and ride to school day.

Lisa Dentith