Thoughts for the
patient, love is kind”
1 Corinthians 13:4
borrow sorrow from tomorrow”
We hardly need reminders. The previous
five week’s junk mail delivery have brought home, albeit a flawed
message, that Dad will only find joy and exultation with a powerful
grinder, drill or chainsaw in his hand. Yes, Dad’s across the length and
breadth of Queensland will rummage across the lounge room in search of
‘just the right’ present. Truth is, of course, that few fathers need the
aforementioned tools to make them happy. Our school’s champion
fundraisers, the Parents and Citizens’ Association will be providing a
Fathers’ Day stall on Thursday and Friday of this week. Not only have
the P&C provided excellent value for money for our many potential
customers, but also provide a real alternative to store-bought items.
Fathers’ Day does not end there however. In every classroom there will
no doubt be keen art activities where children have been encouraged to
make a card for Dad. I guess therein lies the essence of Fathers’ Day… a
day when we salute our Dads for all the great work, support and love
they bring our lives.
This week sees the annual Primary Art
Network’s Art Exhibition at the Logan Hyperdome. The Exhibition opens
tomorrow (Tuesday 30th August) at 4:30pm by Mrs Desley Scott
(MP) and will see not only a number of Rochedale State School’s
fledgling artists work on display, but will also see a performance by
our school’s choir. I would encourage all parents if you are visiting
the Hyperdome over the next week to take a few moments and wander
through the display which is situated outside the Myer store.
On Wednesday 22nd August work
was undertaken at our school to remove a number of wall sheeting units
that had been stored for a considerable length of time under the ROSCHA
building. This area is out of bounds to children and had been barricaded
off. Whilst we are awaiting tests on the material, precautions were
taken to have the sheeting removed by a licensed asbestos removalist
over the Brisbane show public holiday. I am committed to keeping all
parents and staff informed of this issue. Be assured that at all times
student and staff safety are our highest concern.
coming – Questions answered
When will the
preparatory year start in Queensland?
From 2007, State, Catholic and Independent schools in
Queensland will offer a non-compulsory, full-time preparatory year.
Until then, the preparatory year will be phased in at 96 state and
non-state schools in 2005. An extra 20 state and 5 non-state schools
will phase in the preparatory year in 2006.
How will the
new preparatory year change the school starting age?
From 2008 the compulsory school starting age will
increase by 6 months. Children must be six by 30 June in the year they
enrol in Year 1. now, children can start Year 1 if they turn six any
time during that year. However, the preparatory year is non-compulsory
and is not a requirement before children begin Year 1.
questions and answers in next week’s newsletter.
Our Chocolate Drive is going really well
thanks to a top effort by all concerned. Money or unsold chocolates can
be returned to the dungeon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
mornings. Our Chocolate Drive concludes on Friday 2nd
September and the lucky prize winners will be announced on parade.
Fathers’ Day Stall
A fathers Day stall will
be held on this Friday 2 September for students to have an opportunity
to by a gift for dad. Gift prices will range from $1 - $5. If you would
like your child to buy a present please send money with them on
Friday and they can make their purchase. If any parents have some
spare time on Friday we would appreciate your help serving on the
Fathers Day stall (in the Activity Building – starting after Parade)
please call Julie Johnson 3341 6805 A/H or 0423 919 534.
Rochedale State School
will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2006. What shall we do to
celebrate? We need your help in planning and organising our celebration of this
great milestone. We are seeking volunteers to be a part of the Anniversary
Organising Committee, if you could help in any way please contact Bronwyn King
P&C Secretary on 0409 727 557. Past students we would love to hear from you.
Just a reminder that the
Chocolate Drive finishes this Friday. We receive a considerable profit
from this drive each year, with the money raised being donated to the
school for various projects. Last year the money raised was used to air
condition the Library.
sure Mr Smith and the school community will be able to use this years profit to
purchase valuable resources for our school that will enrich our children’s time
at Rochedale State School.
Thank you for your support
LAST WEEK – ALL MONEY
MUST BE BACK BY THIS FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
We have 250 outstanding money
returns, and we would appreciate a speedy conclusion to the drive. We owe
Cadbury a considerable amount of money and need all returns to pay on time.
Congratulations to Cassie C on winning last weeks $50 draw. All our prize draws
will be this Friday on Parade. Our best seller will win $300. all those who have
sold a complete box are eligible to win either $150 1st, $100 2nd,
or $50 3rd in our draws. The more boxes you have sold, the more
chances to win.
We will be collecting money this
week as usual in the dungeon under Year 2’s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please return your money ASAP.
Sue and Karen
Choc – Coordinators.
Attention to all Parents/Caregivers, If you are
wanting Uniforms for your child/ren in 2006, please place your order no
later than September 9 - last day of term 3. All orders will need a 30%
deposit and you will need to pick it up by the end of November. When ordering
uniforms please allow for growth spurt during the school/Christmas holidays as
there will be no new order collections in January.
For parents who cannot come and place their orders on the days the Uniform shop
is open, you may now place your orders in the Office. Please ensure that you
have completed an order form, (which is enclosed in this newsletter) and place
in an envelope with exact cash or preferably a cheque. The Office will not be
responsible for issuing receipts.
There are a few second hand uniforms for reasonable prices, and also last
seasons stock - (Girls culottes and School bags for a cheaper price.) Come by
If for any reason you are unable to work on your
rostered day, please give Norma a call on 3341 1149.
30/8 Tracey S Buccan Cons Park 5F &
31/8 Dianne/Donna Monica T Sharleen W
Sports Day Yr 1 – 3
Karen W Sue G Cathie T
2/9 Dianne Gail D
Georgina S 8:30-11:00
Oble L 8:30-11:00
2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 11:00-1:30 PLEASE!
5/9 Toni G Kym B
6/9 Chris A
Dominos Pizza Day
7/9 Dianne/Donna Melissa
2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Amanda B 9:15am
Sue J Dianne B Maryanne McN
- Fri SEPTEMBER
12/9 23/9 HOLIDAYS
26/9 Chris A Kaye S
27/9 Amanda H 9:15am
28/9 Norma/Dianne Monica T
Karen W Sue G Cathie T
30/9 Norma/Kath Dianne G Glenda B
Dianne and Maryanne for your help on Friday.
If children require plastic spoons or
forks, the cost is 5c.
Please note – we are not stocking
Sausage Rolls at present. This food item was not popular and we
are holding off on ordering any more.
Depleting Food Stock
As we are reaching end of Term, we are
letting our food stock run down. If we can not supply a food item, an
alternative will be supplied.
We are having a lot of incorrect money
and prices on children’s lunch orders. Some examples are:
Lasagne, Spirals Mac Cheese $2.50
Hot Dog $1.50
Chicken Fillet Burger $2.50
Spinach & Ricotta Rolls $1.90
Sweet Chilli Tender Sub $1.90
Flavoured Milk $1.20
Plain Milk $0.70
We are having another Dominoes Pizza
Day on Tuesday 6th September for Big Lunch. All
other food is still available. Enclosed with today’s newsletter is
an order form. This must be filled out and returned with money by
Friday 2nd September at the Tuckshop. The cost will
be $2.50 for a ¼ size pizza. This is a pre-order system. NO MONEY,
NO PIZZA. Enjoy!
Apple Pocket Dessert
We are overstocked with these and for
this week only on Tuesday or while stocks last, you may
purchase these yummy hot apple pocket desserts and ice cream for
$1.20. These must be ordered through the bag system for Little or
VACANCIES IN 2006
The RE program here at
Rochedale is looking for people who would like to take a Grade 1, Grade 3 or
Grade 7 RE class next year.
RE is taught to each class here
at Rochedale for half an hour each week, utilizing an ecumenical curriculum that
has a comprehensive teacher’s manual.
The timing of the RE lesson is
worked out to suit the RE teacher and the classroom Teacher. The classroom
teacher is present in the classroom throughout the RE lesson and offers support
and help with class management etc.
The Rochedale RE team also
provides support, ideas and help. “On the Job’ training can be arranged during
Term 4 this year, if it would suit. In addition to this, we have a training
course for beginner RE Teachers being offered in Term 4, this year.
If you might be interested and
would like to know more, please call me for a chat.
Junior Sports Day Grades 1 – 3
Our Junior classes will be holding
their sports day on Thursday 1st September. Tea and
Coffee will be available and we do ask for a coin donation to cover
the cost of milk etc. Assorted cakes/slices will be available for
you to purchase. If parents require food for little/big lunch, your
orders must be in at the tuckshop by 9:00am sharp. Salads on
plates and toasted sandwiches will NOT be available on this day.
Extra help will be needed. If you can assist please call into the
Afternoon Tea Dip and
Craft Fathers Day sign
Outside Activity Mini-soccer
Afternoon Tea Noodles and
Craft Hama bead fridge magnet
Outside Activity Wacky Races
Afternoon Tea Crackers and Fruit
Craft Fathers Day Cards
Outside Activity Fresh
Afternoon Tea Fruit
Craft Wrapping paper
Outside Activity Dodge Ball
Afternoon Tea Popcorn and Fruit
Inside Activity Fathers Day wrapping paper
Outside Activity Obstacle Course
ROSHCA Vacation Care
Bookings are now being taken for the
September Vacation care program, which will run from the 12th-23rd
of September, followed by a pupil free day on the 26th
September. Bookings are to be made in person at ROSHCA with a $20.00
booking deposit per family. Be sure to book early as we have a
maximum capacity of 75 children per day.
AUSSIE HOOPS COME AND TRY DAYS
Runcorn Rockets have vacancies in all age groups
and skill levels. All sessions are played on modern indoor courts.
Children aged 9 and under play with modified rules (smaller ball,
less players per team etc). Come and try a free session of
basketball before taking the next step and getting involved in a
Runcorn Sports Centre
(Runcorn High School)
Hill Road Runcorn
11am – 12 midday
Hippolite (07) 3411 0707