FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Thoughts for the Week
healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 14:3
“The world is not a
playground; it is a schoolroom.”
Enrolment of children born
in 2001 in Prep
Along with other
state primary schools throughout Queensland, Rochedale State School
will be offering the new Preparatory Year from 2007.
born from 1 January 2002 to 30 June 2002 will be eligible to start Prep
children born in 2001 will be attending preschool this year and will be
expected to start Year 1 in 2007.
children leave preschool ready to go on to Year 1 with their friends and
our preschool program has a proven track record of preparing youngsters
for full-time schooling.
parents may consider that some children, especially those born in the
latter part of 2001, may not be ready to make the move.
concerned that their child won’t be ready for Year 1 next year can apply
to have their child assessed to see if Prep is the best educational
placement for them.
have concerns about your child’s readiness for Year 1, please contact the
principal Mr Liam Smith (07) 3340 8333 to discuss preparing your
child for school.
principal will provide an application form and explain the assessment
process for enrolment in Prep in 2007.
application form is also available from the department’s Internet site at
Application forms will need to be lodged at the school by 20 June 2006. If
parents/carers do not apply by this date, it expected that the child will
progress to Year 1 in 2007.
decision will be made by the end of August 2006 and your child will be
offered a place if this is deemed best for their education.
in the Air was noticed the other
morning. As we enter the pre-winter month of May the temperature tends to
remain low during children’s arrival at school. Some parents rug up their
children as if all set for a skiing holiday while others ignore changing
weather conditions, sticking to the stock and trade T-shirt and shorts for
their children. Trouble is, of course, that Rochedale’s a.m. temperature
does not remain cool for long. By lunch time children have begun to
discard jumpers and tracksuit pants in favour of clothes suitable for +25
degrees, the average daytime temperatures throughout May. I ask parents to
clearly mark your children’s clothing. Moreover, why not mark the items
with both names, as we have many children sharing the same first name. So,
why all the fuss, I hear you ask? The truth is that many of your expensive
clothing items end up in our lost property bins under the Staffroom. Do
have an occasional look in these bins, it will greatly reduce the amount
of perfectly good clothing on display. Thank you for your cooperation.
Practicum Student Teachers
again with us at Rochedale. In their 3rd and 4th
year of Education tertiary studies. The visitors are keen to show their
developing craft under the watchful eye of our experienced Mentor teacher
body. The current intake has voiced their approval and happiness with our
students across all grades. No amount of theoretical preparation can
replace the useful immersions into classroom situations provided at
school. Much extra work, assessment and guidance is afforded by our
teachers, who beyond their own program, are also expected to guide our
visitors through every day at school.
7L Jordan R Being a Member of the Metropolitan East Australian
Rules Football team.
were sent home
forms and money
are due back to
May. Late orders
Payment may be
made by cash,
credit card or
cheque (made out
Please read the
carefully – some
items require an
extra coupon to
be filled out
and signed by a
The Parent’s Prayer Group is up and running for Term Two. We
the ESL room
the area between
the Grade Three
Just a reminder, there is a Prayer Point Box for use by
might like the
Group to pray
pens and paper)
is located on
Bookshelf in the
area between the
Gr 3 Classrooms.
Enquiries, please call
6322 or Robynne
Is your child
cold? - we have
a number of
come by and have
a look. A
there are no
If you have
uniforms that no
longer fit your
child/ren - you
may sell this at
Shop. Terms and
apply. Just a
reminder that we
no longer accept
sell, only the
ensure that all
washed and in
I have been
advised by our
due to shipping
delays that the
chair bags won't
be in until the
end of May!. My
and I thank you
pants are on
sale for $10
Normal price is
$20. This is
old stock, sizes
are only 12 &
socks are only
price $5.50 -
good for soccer
or bed socks!!
As always if you
feel free to
If for any
reason you are
unable to work
on your rostered
day, please give
Norma a call on
Amanda R 9.30am
10/5 Cathy W
11/5 Sue G
Fri INTERSCHOOL SPORT
19/5 Maryanne McN Gaila
1 HELPER NEEDED
Mon Kaye S
22/5 Sylvia B
Tues Sharon McF
Wed Melissa T
25/5 Sharon G
Fri INTERSCHOOL SPORT
26/5 Maryanne McNAmanda
Hankins 1 HELPER NEEDED
Wed Angie L
18/5 Amanda C 9:30am
Kath, Alison and Linda for your help on Friday.
Tuckshop Committee Meeting
Our meeting will be held on
Wednesday 3 May at 2:00pm in detention area.
& GO Drink
We are now stocking this
healthy, high in fibre, breakfast drink, cost $1.70.
Would you like to purchase
one of these machines, so your children can have slinkies at home? Stay tuned to
next weeks newsletter.
TRANSPORT HELP NEEDED
I am a grandparent raising
a grandchild, and due to bus services being discontinued, I am finding it
difficult to transport my grandson to and from school. If anyone living close to
Holmead Rd or Sheldon Caravan Park could help, please contact Pat B on 3423
1624. I would be happy to cover some cost.
Last Thursday a trumpet was
left by one of our students in the bus shelter at the front of the school. If
anyone has any information about this musical instrument could they please
contact the school office.
On Thursday 11/5/06 there
will be a demonstration on BMX bike safety for all students interested.
Time – 1:00pm – 1:45pm
CAVENDISH ROAD STATE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EXCELLENCE PROGRAMS
Trials will be held soon
for Cavendish Road State High School’s three Sporting Excellence Programs. One
of Education Queensland’s designated ‘Showpiece Schools’, Cavendish road offers
a select number of students the opportunity to study Rugby League, Touch
football or Netball as a part of their normal school curriculum. Each course is
designed in close cooperation with relevant professional sporting bodies such as
the QRL, Easts Rugby League, the Brisbane Broncos, Qld Touch and Netball QLD.
Utilising the school’s world class facilities, students will access specialised
coaching and programs not available at any other school. Each program
incorporates Cavendish Roads high expectations on each behaviour, attitude and
uniform reminding students that education is always their first priority.
for Rugby League and Touch Football programs will take place on Monday 19 June
between 12:30 and 3:00pm.
To book a
place I these trials or to enquire about any of our programs, please call Ben
Ward or Rebecca Gardiner on 3394 0773.