Thoughts for the
“Thinking you’re the best
only starts fights. But listen to what others tell you, that will make you
wise.” Proverbs 13:10
Minister for Education and the Arts
Thursday, our Minister for Education and the Arts, the Hon. Anna Bligh MP,
accompanied by our local Member, Mr Phil Reeves MP and our Education
Director (Schools), Ms Jo Diessel, visited our school.
and Mr Reeves addressed a special school parade and had morning tea with
our staff and P&C Representatives.
visit, the Minister announced the development of a Master Plan for the
redevelopment of our school to accommodate an increased enrolment due to
the residential development of the area surrounding our school.
Anzac Ceremony Badges
Anzac Ceremony will be held in the Activities Building, on Friday, 22
April, commencing at 9:00am. All parents and interested citizens are
invited to attend this significant event.
Badges are on sale at the school office for 50c.
“Shop for Your School” Project
school is participating in Westfield Garden City’s 2005 “Shop for your
School” project, as was decided at our recent P&C Meeting.
you are unable to participate whilst at Garden City, please drop your
Garden City dockets into the school office as we have parents who are
willing to go to Garden City and enter your dockets on behalf of our
you shop at Garden City, please participate in this project as our school
can earn valuable rewards.
2005 School Photos were taken last Term. We anticipate the ordered photos
will be returned to the school soon.
you everyone for your continuing support of our school fete by sending in
donations for the grocery wheel and class stalls.
Please keep the donations coming as our fete, to be held on 28 May, is our
P & C’s major fundraising activity for 2005.
Schools and Parents Magazine
issue of “Schools and Parents” magazine in 2005 is being forwarded home
with today’s newsletter. Stories will include important information
related to your child’s education.
Days – Fete
we have three Free Dress Days with the proceeds being directed toward
funding expenses associated with the annual school Fete.
will be a Free Dress Day with proceeds going to the Fete.
who choose to wear free dress are requested to donate a gold coin.
request parents to ensure that their children attend school in appropriate
clothing otherwise parents will be phoned to come to the school and change
their child’s clothing?
Student of the Month Awards
Parents are reminded that next Monday, 25 April, 2005 is the ANZAC Day
Holiday and the school will be closed on that day.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as the
“Student of the Month” for the month of April. These awards were presented
on parade last Friday.
1D Layla S
her hardest in all areas of her
work. Layla is a pleasure to
1L Zali W
Having a positive
attitude and setting a good
example to follow
1T Kevin N
concentration and maturity towards
all aspects of school
1B Trent T
Great writing achievements and
great work habits
1S Brooke J
Her politeness and excellent
behaviour in class
2C Bradley N
Being an attentive listener and
for his conscientious attitude to
his work. Well Done!
2J Maddison R
displaying positive behaviours and
work ethic in the classroom
2U Luke D
Trying to improve his
handwriting and colouring inside
2A Zoe R
Her creative writing
and publishing of stories at home
and school which she proudly
shares with the class
3J Kaelyn T
Always doing her best
3H Steven H
Being a helpful,
responsible and cooperative member
of our class
3W Lauren S
Exemplary behaviour and excellent
3K Jessica B
Impressive levels of
commitment to learning and
involvement in all areas of school
life. An excellent student
Impressive work and an
impressive attitude. An impressive
4J Daniel W
approach to learning
4D Shiara A
Consistently doing her
4A Curtis V
For the outstanding
content and presentation of his
4/5C Mitchell A
enthusiastic attitude in all
academic work with a special
interest in Science
5K John D
consistently in class
5C Joel G
His keen attitude in
all aspects of his work in class
5F Samantha T
Always producing work
of a high standard
6L Alex A
thoughtful, helpful, caring nature
and the excellent start she has
made to Year Six
6F Joshua D
For being our “Student
of the Term” and always putting in
his best effort
6R Salome T
Always being a
conscientious and co-operative
6C Brie A
A continuing positive
attitude to social and educational
7S Taylor P
conscientious attitude towards his
7L Kurt E
hard and completing all tasks to a
7B Regan J
Always approaching his
schoolwork positively and
diligently. Well done Regan!
Chinese Natalie R
Participating in activities with
commitment and interest
ROSCHA Courtney V
Always displaying appropriate and
SCHOOL DENTAL CLINIC
Julie Johnson (Oral Health
The Rochedale School Dental clinic
is currently open Monday to
Wednesday 8:00am – 4:00pm each
week. The school Dental Service
provides free general dental
treatment for eligible children.
Consent forms have recently been
issued to all Year One students.
If you have given permission for
your child to receive a dental
check-up, they will be called to
the clinic with a small group of
children from their class for this
check-up. (If you would like to
attend for the check-up, please
call the Clinic to arrange an
appointment.) If treatment is
considered to be required, further
consent is required and a form
will be issued to you for your
permission, and an appointment
will be issued. If you wish to
contact the clinic to discuss your
child’s treatment please Ph 3841
SWIM CLUB NEWS
Urgent help is needed on the
Friday before Presentation Night
(6 May) to move the chairs from
under the grandstand to the
Activity Building and back again
on Sunday, 8 May. If you are able
to help on either day could you
please call me and confirm as soon
Ph 3341 5712
Mobile 0400 055 842
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
Term One winners were Year
Two. Last Friday Year Two was treated to a huge slab of cake for
little lunch in the Activity Building. From the huge smiles and
licking of fingers it was easy to see that the cake was thoroughly
enjoyed. Well done Year Two.
Term Two – Week One winners
were Year Five.
Week Two and Three winners
will be announced at our next normal parade.
What an exceptional turn
out we had last week. There was barely room to move in the P&C room.
Thanks to all the classes
for their donations. We’re calling for cleaning – (sponges, soap,
detergent) products or non-edibles like freezer bags, alfoil etc this
Remember there’s 1st,
2nd and 3rd prizes to be won for your class’s
effort. With so many classes donations it could be a close year.
2C and 1D are having a
pancake stall on Wednesday 27 April at Morning Tea. All proceeds from
this day will go towards purchasing ingredients for the Kebabs Stall
at the fete.
Pancakes will be sold 2 for
$1.00. Condiments are also available for students.
Thank you for your support.
The uniform shop is open:
Thursday 8:00am – 9:00am
Friday 8:00am – 9:00am
For an appointment outside
these hours please phone 0422 903 870.
Winter uniform orders for
2005 have now closed.
Thank you Julie for coming
to my rescue last week.
Fleecy trackpants were
$22.00 now $10.00
Limited sizes and
If for any reason you are
unable to work on your rostered day, please give Norma a call on 3341
Tues “Help Needed”
19/4 Please Someone
Dianne / Donna
20/4 Sharleen W
Linda / Douglas
21/4 Sharon M
Amanda R 9:15am
22/4 Tracey S, Leanne
Mari-Shell A 8:30am – 11:00am
Georgina S 8:30am – 11:00am
Mon ANZAC DAY
26/4 Michelle G
Dianne / Donna
27/4 May C, Monica T
Linda, Karen K
28/4 Nina S, Cathie T
Kath / Diane
29/4 Glenda B, Tracy S
11:00am – 1:30pm
Mon LABOUR DAY
Tues “Help Needed”
Dianne / Donna
4/5 Melissa T,
Linda, Amanda C
5/5 Karen K
Diane / Glenda
6/5 Anna G, Tracey S
Mari-Shell A 8:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 1:30am
Thank you to helpers who
pop in to offer assistance. Between 8:30am and 9:30am is our busy
time with ringing up orders, serving parents/children, putting milk
in fridge, icing cakes and wrapping up bakery, to name a few. Please
we need your help, especially on Friday, April 22nd
There is no way 3 ladies can operate this Tuckshop on that day. We
need 2 parents to help from
Fridays are a busy day and we require 5 people on each Friday. We
have children who travel to sport and they require their lunch at
12:25pm. Sometimes mum has no food in the cupboard so the children
need to have Tuckshop on a Friday. Please help out. Your services are
Phone Norma on 3341 1149
We are receiving big and
little lunch orders written out on envelopes, please write orders on
brown lunch bags provided or you may purchase them from your
Friday Interschool Sports
Children who attend
interschool sport are to use the “Sports” menu only. There will be
NO subs, sandwiches, chicken or beef burgers or toasted
sandwiches. If you do not have a copy of the menu call into the
Tuckshop or see Mrs Vicky King, 5K.
Thank you Lisa for baking
patty cakes while Lyn was incapacitated.
Dip and Crackers
Craft Journal Making
Corn Thins and Fruit
Craft Crayon Painting
Cooking Chocolate Crackles
Craft Group Felt Story
Ice Blocks and Fruit
Craft Playdough Fun
Craft Snow Flakes
Lilly Pad Leap
LOST TAZLON JACKET
I have found a size 6
jacket in excellent condition. It has initials on the lining.
Please call Kathy on 0402
143 278 if it belongs to you.
SHARED PARENTING: THE LEGAL
MacDonnells Solicitors 2005
Understanding the legal
issues of shared parenting and how they can affect you.
Wednesday 20 April
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Calamvale Community College
by 18 April, telephone
3031 9857 or e-mail
FREE INFORMATION EVENING ON
If your child is struggling
at school, has problems with reading, writing, homework, self-esteem
or co-ordination attend the free Public Talk at Cavendish Road State
High School, T Block auditorium, cnr Cavendish Rd and Holland Rd,
Holland Park on Thursday, 5 May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Hear parents talk
about their experiences with a drug-free Program for the
learning difficulties associated with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD
and Aspergers Syndrome. Free admission, to book
call the Dore Centre on 1300 55 77 11.
SPRINGWOOD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
If you love Hi-5 then you
will love Rocfish! They are coming to
Springwood Christian Church 3357 Pacific Hwy at 9:00am, Sunday, 24
April. For more information call