FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Thoughts for the Week
“the grass withereth,
the flower fadeth; but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.” Isa
“Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is
the future. Today is a gift; that’s why it’s called ‘the Present.”
Out’ is not a phrase
we have heard too often of late. The much sought-after rain came to
Rochedale last Friday. It was welcomed, believe you me! However, it did
force us to cancel Senior Sports Day. Rochedale State School senior
athletes, being trained at peak performance, shrugged off the slight
inconvenience and lined up earlier today to compete under clear blue
skies. I thank P.E. Teacher, Mr Brown and his many helpers, time keepers
and officials who combined with the students to make the annual event such
Open-Door policy is
alive and well at Rochedale State School. It will only work if
parents/care givers make use of the system. We pride ourselves on our
approachability through thick and thin. You may be pleasantly surprised to
find what you perceived as a monumental problem – when discussed with my
staff and I – evaporate into something manageable and achievable. I
remember a sign on a great Italian restaurant in the Valley. It read: “If
you’re happy, tell your friends!” “If you’re not, tell us!” You can see
the same applies to our school. Feedback is essential for a happy school.
A friendly face in the Office will only be too happy to listen and take
onboard your observations.
Diem – Seize the Moment!
Enrol right now.
Don’t wait for tomorrow, next week or next month! Prep-Year is filling
fast. Our approved three classes will cater for approximately 80 young
students. I have earlier touched upon our renovations and preparations for
2007. It is now time to crunch numbers and fill the waiting classes. To
avoid disappointment I strongly urge parents to enrol their eligible
children right now. It would be sad if you found yourself without a place
and had to have children from the same family in different schools.
Application forms and Q&A sheets are available from the school Office.
Welcome aboard for 2007!
the way it is this last day of July…
Parents, as you may be
aware we have had a lot of ticks lately. They are called baby ticks or
bush ticks. They are not life threatening, but they do need to be removed.
I am helping to compile
a book for the 75th Anniversary for the school – to be
available for sale at the fete.
part of the book, I would like to include memories of teachers and
students, past and present. If anyone is interested in writing their
thoughts down, we would be most grateful, and need it to be handed into
5/6 K before 10th August, 2006. I am especially interested in
families who have been at the school for a few generations.
have any questions or ideas please feel free to contact Mrs King at school
or myself on 3341 2980 (messages can be left)
Forms for Bookclub were
handed out on Thursday.
could all orders be brought in to school tomorrow.
GROCERY DRIVE UPDATE
What a great! week we
had with lots of sweet things coming in.
week we need tins- i.e. beans, soup, fruit, tuna etc.
Remember: no dints or
rust marks and if you don’t have a tin you can bring in another item, as
it all helps!!
in the lower grades (1-3) 3K is doing very well and so too is 1S.
upper grades (4-7) the year 4’s are dominating with 6C, 6L and 5/6K making
some good contributions.
Remember! Pizza Parties for the winners – upper and lower grades, Cold
Rock ice-cream cake for 2nd prize (upper and lower) and ice
creams for each class (upper and lower) who come 3rd.
make it a HUGE!! week.
Collection and counting of items will be Thursday mornings of each week,
in the P&C room, so keep me busy!
PARENT’S PRAYER GROUP
A Parent’s Prayer Group
meets each Wednesday afternoon in the ESL room just near the
area between the Grade Three classrooms from 2:30pm till 2:45pm.
We get together
for an informal
time of prayer
for the school
3841 6322 or
TRASH N TREASURE
Now is the time
top clean out
and homes. We
need all of your
and items to
sell at the
fete. Your trash
Please leave all
of you donations
WE also need
plastic bags for
a few of the
these in the
hall in the
If you have any
0402 011 696
helps keep our
as well as their
simple tips to
reduce the risk
and acidic foods
snacks such as
Beware of food
that stays in
the mouth for
lollies or soft
or juices, as
this allows for
they can harm
the teeth as
much as sugar
the plaque that
as a drink
or soft drinks.
are cleaned at
least twice a
day with a small
and a fluoride
cleans where the
have the skill
to us a
properly until 8
or 9 years of
Please note that
the Uniform Shop
will open at
8.15 am Thursday
3 August 2006
Thank you for
Carolyn C. -
come to the
price - $26 -
Saving of $5
We do not have
We accept major
Credit Cards and
grades: If your
child does not
have any Sports
now is the time
to purchase, we
have plenty of
Our Open Day -
We will be
to be worn and
the Uniform Shop
will be open
until 11.30 for
Try-ons and to
As always if
you have any
feel free to
If for any
reason you are
unable to work
on your rostered
day, please give
Norma a call on
3/8 Sue G
R, Sylvia B
D, Melissa T
D SPORTS DAY
14/8 Kath R YEARS 1 - 3
2 HELPERS NEEDED PLEASE!!!
18/8 Amanda H, Kath R
24/8 Douglas K
25/8 Gaila D Melissa T
Jeff and year 6/7 girls for your help last week.
We are receiving a lot of
foreign coins, e.g. Fijian, American and even a car wash coin. These coins will
not be accepted at he tuckshop. If we do receive such, your lunch order will be
Little Lunch Orders
Both Big and Little Lunch
orders must be written out on separate bags. Thank you
Just a reminder the tuckshop
sells a variety of stationery needs.
Parents please note that the
current price list is yellow. A lot of orders are coming through using last
year’s prices. Spares are available at the tuckshop.
The response to this machine
has been terrific. I will take orders if you still want one. Cost is $35.00 and
must be cash only. To order these I require 12 orders (supplier only takes
orders of 12). Pop into the Tuckshop for a demo. Thank you.
Bakery Pies etc
I know how much you love their
pies etc, going home soon will be order forms.
Dip, Crackers and Fruit
Craft Pop Up Pictures
Outside Activity European Handball
Craft 3D Turtles
Outside Activity Oval Tiggy
Cake and Fruit
Craft Magazine Pictures
Outside Activity Cricket
Dip, Crackers and Fruit
Craft Bead Pictures
Outside Activity Stuck in the Mud
Craft Body Glitter
Outside Activity Touch Football
Logan East Community Centre
and the Arndale shopping centre have formed a partnership to provide a community
Ekka day on Wednesday the 16th of august(Brisbane show day). There will be a
host of activities for the whole family to enjoy including rides, show bags,
face painting, balloon sculpting and more.
There is a
colouring in competition. These can collected from the Arndale centre management
HIGHLIGHT OF THE
DAY is a BAKE OFF COMPETITION. We encourage everyone including school children
and home economics students to bring along there favourite biscuit, slice or
Entry form and terms and conditions available from Centre Management Arndale
Shopping Centre and LECNA.
Entries to be
presented to Centre Management representative between 8am and 9am Wednesday 16th
August 2006. Entries judged at approximately 10am 16th August 2006
by an Arndale representative. Prizes include
kitchen appliances, cook books and gift vouchers.