Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness.
A huge thank-you to our wonderful school community for supporting our latest Book Fair. We raised almost $1500 for our school! Thanks also to my wonderful helpers: Sharon, Michelle, Lisa, Mel, Nat, Pauline and Deb.
Our Lucky Draw winners were: Eva 3/4M, Ellie 3L, Rhiannon 4/5D, Monty KD, Eva 1C, Gabriel 1E, Matilda KW, Brock KW, Kyle KW, Aidan 4H, Josh 2C and Jacob 6R.
Please remember to bring back your library books as soon as possible. Thank you.
6for6 Summer Reading
Did you know that our library books are available for borrowing over the school holidays? Please let me know if you would like your child to take part in our 6for6 Summer Reading offer. Students can borrow up to 6 books, one for each week of the summer holidays.
This Thursday 8 December (tomorrow) is our annual Presentation Day where we acknowledge the efforts and success of our students. The Presentation Day will commence at 9.45 am and we recommend that parents, family and friends be seated by 9.40 am to watch our colourful slideshow of this year’s highlights.
This year’s Presentation Day will not include the presentation of Year 6 Certificates to students. This will happen at a separate special Year 6 Farewell Assembly on Thursday 15 December. at 2.10 pm. At this assembly, there will be a short audio visual presentation and Year 6 will present a small gift to the school. Parents are most welcome to attend.
Year 6 Farewell Dinner and Disco
On Friday evening we will be holding a farewell dinner and disco for our departing Year 6 students. The evening will start at 6.00 pm in the school hall and finish promptly at 9.00 pm. Please note that this event is for Broulee PS Year 6 students only.
Volunteer’s Morning Tea
Next Wednesday 14 December we will acknowledge the wonderful contribution that our Volunteers make to our school and student learning. We will have a morning tea in the staffroom at 11.15 am for all those helpers who have been a part of our school this year. Without this help and support we would not achieve the success that we have with our students. Volunteers are essential and strengthen our links between school and community. The ongoing support and help of volunteers is wonderful and we thank you for your assistance.
Please make sure you have contacted the Front Office to let us know you are coming.
School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs)
We are indeed very fortunate to have a dedicated, hard-working team of Student Learning Support Officers in our school. These people are the front line in delivering much-needed support and assistance to some of our students who are most in need and to the classes they work in. Most of our team finished their year last Friday and I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the care and wonderful commitment you bring to our classrooms.
iPad Educational Apps
With iPads and iPods on the Santa wishlist of many students, it is timely to remind you that there is an excellent guide to free and low cost educational apps for both Apple and Android products on the iCentre website. Mathematics, English, creativity and more. It's certainly worth a browse.
Some students have been wearing survival watches to school. These watches come in several types of complexity, with most having a variety of gadgets that can be used if out bush or in "survival mode". The watches frequently include flints for starting fires, whistles etc. These types of watches are fine for home use but are not recommended for school use. A school is no place for flints, matches or anything else that can be used inappropriately. If students do wear them to school and take out the flint, the student runs the risk of suspension. Please think carefully about purchasing these watches for your child as they are not recommended for school use.
This Thursday there will be a stop work meeting for Teachers Federation members. Please note that this will not impact on our school, with normal supervision and school routine taking place.
Last Scoop for the Year
This will be the final Scoop for 2016. Thank you for your support during the year and I wish you a safe and happy festive season with a healthy and safe return in 2017. Last day of this term will be a Mufti Day.
2017 Return Dates
Monday 30 January 2017 - 2017 Kindergarten students and their Year 6 Buddies
Tuesday 31 January 2017 - Year 1 to 6 students