We are so delighted with the finished mural on the brick wall at the top end of the playground. Our children were so interested in the progress of this artwork and were excited to be able to add their handprints. The artists, Joe and Kaylene Butler, worked through the heat of last week to get this finished within a couple of days. They are currently writing the ‘story’ of our mural, with explanations of the different symbols and their meanings. If you have not seen the mural yet, make sure you check it out!
CROSS COUNTRY Dates for our 2019 Cross Country events have been finalised and are as follows:
- Years 3-6 students will compete on Monday, 11 March. Students will compete at the Southside Soccer Grounds. Students will walk to and from the event under teacher supervision.
- Prep – Year 2 students will compete on Tuesday, 12 March. As our younger students will not be
qualifying or nominating for representative competitions, this will be a ‘fun-run’ type of event and will be held here, at school.
It is with pleasure, that I introduce our newest member of staff, Max Douglas. Max, who met all of our children at last Friday’s assembly, is our very first canine reading coach. Max, under the supervision of a handler and learning support staff, will work with our developing readers.
Following discussions with our Diocesan Workplace Health and Safety Co-ordinator, Mr Mark Byrne, we are confident we can accommodate all requirements to create a safe environment for all students who participate in this reading programme. A reminder that pets are not to be brought into the school without the express permission of a member of the leadership team. Max has passed a rigorous interview system, proving his health, temperament and behaviour in accordance with our Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
PUPIL FREE DAY
Friday 22 February is a Pupil Free Day. All Catholic Education staff in Rockhampton will be attending the Bishop’s In-service Day at Emmaus College. Our Outside School Hours Care Service will operate between the hours of 7am-6pm on this day. For bookings (including bookings for After School or Vacation Care), please call the OSHC staff on 0429316543.