“Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty.”
few weeks time some 100,000
electors go to the poll to elect a new mayor of Logan City. While our
school is in Brisbane City it follows that many parents live in Logan City
as the border between the two runs across busy Priestdale Road. The
mid-term resignation of Mayor Freeman has prompted this by-election.
Public office at the local level is robust and up front. It is far removed
from the ethereal realms of the Australian Senate, for example. Local
Councillors are woken up at night by irate residents complaining about
everything from busted water mains to hooning teenagers. They cop
complaints about graffiti spraying vandals and Library opening
hours. So why do they do it? I like to think they see their role as a
civic duty. They throw their hat in the ring and are hired and fired on
the whim of public opinion. The field of candidates suggest that civic
spirit is alive and well in our neighbouring city. Whoever wins will have
big shoes to fill steering one of the fastest growing regions in Australia
towards a brighter future.
They say that a
day in politics is a long time, I think that at times this does not
compare to a day in a school! As many parents may have noted, our second
Deputy Principal, Mrs Lesley Vogan has been absent and Mrs Leigh Francis
has been acting in the role. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr Midgley,
the Principal of Springwood Road State School has had to leave suddenly.
Ms Vogan was approached to act as Principal at Springwood Road until the
end of Term 3. This loss for Rochedale has a silver lining- it allows Mrs
Francis the opportunity to act as Deputy Principal throughout this time.
I would like to congratulate both Mrs Vogan and Mrs Francis and I look
forward to working with both capable administrators over the coming
It was with great
pleasure that I attended the Year 5/6 sports day held last Friday at
Rochedale State High School. The day saw students in Years 5 and 6 from
Rochedale State School, Rochedale South State School and Eight Mile Plains
State School travel to Rochedale SHS for a day of sport. The local
sporting clubs generously donated their time and equipment to coach
children in a multitude of sporting activities. The day, sponsored by
Active Australia aimed to expose our students to the joy of physical
activity and the services offered by our local clubs. I would encourage
children and parents to explore membership of a sporting club now and into
the future. Many thanks to David McDonald (Principal) and all the staff
and students of Rochedale State High School for their organisation and
P&C A.G.M. AND GENERAL MEETING
This Tuesday Night (28/2/06) the P&C Annual General Meeting will be
held in the Teacher’s Staff Room starting at 7:00pm. The election of the
2006 P&C Executive will be conducted and the audited financial reports
will be presented. The Annual General Meeting will be followed by the
regular monthly meeting of the P&C.
All are welcome.
The school disco will be held this Saturday 4th March in the activities building.
LUCKY DOOR PRIZES: Don’t forget to
grab a ticket on your way in.
Prizes include: Cameras, CD’s and watches etc
as well as prizes for dance competitions.
Macarena, Chicken Dance etc.
A fun night for all the kids (& parents too!)
Grades 1 – 4 5:30pm – 7:15pm
Grades 5 – 7 7:30pm – 9:30pm
See you there!
On Friday 31 March
the school is hosting an ‘Arts Extravaganza’.
night is to appreciate and enjoy children’s art work,
entertainment and to celebrate the schools 75th
We are still in need
of raffle prizes, donations, gifts or business contacts. Also if there
are any budding artists who wish to help or donate canvas, ceramics,
pottery or paintings please see Kate Duncanson (Yr 2D). Tickets for the
night are also available from Kate.
On Tuesday 28th February the year Two’s are hosting a PANCAKE
DAY. All funds raised will go towards resources for the children.
Pancakes will be $1 each at Morning Tea in the 3/4 eating area. Your
support is appreciated.
PARENT’S PRAYER GROUP
Slight Change in Venue
Rochedale State School Parent’s Prayer Group extends a warm invitation
to anyone who might like to join us for a short time of prayer for the
We meet on
Wednesday afternoons for 15 minutes between 2.30 pm and 2.45 pm in
the ESL room, just near the area between the Grade Three
classrooms. Look out for the signs!
would like more information or directions, please call
If any Jewish families within our school community would like their child(ren) to receive instruction in the Jewish faith, could they please
leave their name and contact details at the school office.
We now have a range of Second-hand uniforms for sale at reasonable
prices. Come by and have a look. For a limited time we are selling
school bags with the School logo, every bag purchased will receive a
bonus pack - Gymsack/Swimming bag, lunch cooler and a wallet. This is
great value as the school bags last for a long time and they are
supported by Chiropractors. We have 2 sizes, 20 litre and 30 litre.
Chair Bags are back by popular demand. An order has been put through
and these will be available for purchase in Term 2.
My apologies for the delay - an order form will be sent out to each
parent/caregiver next week in the newsletter to order their child's
winter uniform requirements for this year. All information will be
detailed in this form.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me through the
school's email link:- firstname.lastname@example.org
If for any reason you are unable to work on your rostered day, please
give Norma a call on 3341 1149.
Tues Sharon McF
Wed Melissa T
Fri Maryanne McN
Mon Kym B
Tues Chris A
Wed Amanda R 9:30am
Fri Maryanne McN
Kathy R, Jenny C Gaila D
Mon Anne D
Tues Shirley L
Wed Sue U
Fri Maryanne McN
Kath R Pat B, Leanne W
Tues Anne D
Wed Angie L
Amanda C 9:30 am
Fri Gaila D
2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TODAY
Mon Kaye S
Marie and Kath for your help on Friday
Tuckshop Lunch Bags
note that the cost for each bag is 5c. If you write your child’s orders on
envelopes or plain paper you must allow 5c for each little and big lunch order..
Please do not hand overseas
coins to the tuckshop. These coins are not accepted at the bank.
note prices of bathing caps:
how much you enjoyed your pizzas. We will try and have another one near the end
of term. Remember, empty pizza boxes are to be put in garbage bin, not left on
the ground for someone else to pick up.
Craft Canvas Painting continued
Activity Dead Ants
Tea Crackers and Dip
Craft Puppet Men
Tea Fruit Platter
Craft Handprint Wreath
Activity Team Relays
Tea Fruit Day
Craft Chessian Sewing
Activity Noughts and Crosses Competition
Tea Biscuits and Fruit
Craft Chalk Drawings
Activity Force ‘em Backs
AMPOL Rochedale opposite Rochedale State School)
may be aware we have endured many changes in the past few weeks and are now
trading as a BP. We will
now be accepting Action 4c Litre vouchers and still redeeming Servo Saver
dockets. We will also be accepting BP cards.
closest Action is down on Underwood Rd at Rochedale. The same
management and staff are here so we hope to be serving you better. We will
endeavour to offer you competitive fuel prices at all times. If you have any
queries or require any help please feel free to ask.
for you patronage.
lots of attention
Janelle 3299 5926 or 043 664 153