Welcome to our Term 1, Week 7 Info Share.
This week has been another very busy week for our school community. On Tuesday, the Year 11 Student Leaders hosted an International Women’s Day breakfast, the Year 7 and 8 Student Leader Conference was held, and the school finished the day with Cross Country during the last lesson. It was a very busy and productive day – well done to all students involved.
On Wednesday we held our Fans Shirt Flood Fund Raiser day – an opportunity for our students to wear their favourite sporting team’s shirt or jersey, while raising important funds for local flood victims. Students embraced the opportunity to wear a free dress shirt – the last one we held was in August 2018 to raise funds for “fiver for a farmer”!
The fund raising is continuing today and Friday for Shave for a Cure. Students have been asked to donate gold coins to get their hair coloured during recess 1 today, while a few very brave souls will be shaving the lot off tomorrow to raise much-needed funds for the Cancer Council. Our school prides itself on commitment to our community, so it’s always wonderful when students support such great causes. Thank you to students and staff for your efforts.
Keep an eye out on Facebook for our Pelican Post video updates. This project is a legacy project from our current Year 8 Student Leaders, and their Leadership Academy program from 2021. They have now handed the baton on to our new Year 7 Global Leadership students for 2022. We can’t wait to see all the updates and interviews of events occurring in our school this year!
Our Year 12 students participated in their exam block during the second half of this week – we wish them well, and hope that their efforts are reflected in some excellent results. Our students have been working hard to keep ahead of lost time due to a disruptive start this year and should be proud of their commitment to learning so far this term.
Some operational matters this week include a new wet weather bus routine, and beginning road works near the school. We are currently in discussions with Wide Bay Transit to change the way our late buses run on wet weather days to ensure that students don’t get soaked. It will involve utilising the covered walkway from the Creative Arts Complex. Once details have been finalised, students will be notified of the changes on assemblies, and we will post on Facebook the plan. On Monday, we also posted on Facebook the details of a new pedestrian crossing going in near the “Blue Shop”. These road works will disrupt the traffic on Beach Road for a period of time. Please check our post from earlier in the week for more details.
For the remainder of the term, I will be on leave. Mrs Bernadette York will be filling in for me as Head of Junior School. Most of you will already know Bern from her role in our school as Guidance Officer. She is keen to work further with families in the Head of Junior School role over the next few weeks.
Head of Junior School