With our push to recycle not only paper and plastics but also scrap food we have come across some disturbing facts. Although we collect food scraps for our chooks, worm farms and compost bins we have so much waste food left over that our dumpster bins are filled and emptied every ten days.
Although fruit time and lunch are always supervised by teachers and there is a specified time and eating place for each class many students eat only part of their lunch and throw the rest into the recycle buckets.
From today we will be asking students to take home uneaten food so that parents are fully aware of what is eaten at school.
We are lucky to have so many healthy lunches coming to school and its a shame to see so much of it going to waste. If parents find they are sending too much food to school and they need to cut back on the amount could you please cut back on the packets of processed snacks such as chips, instant noodles etc.
Thanks to all of our families who have paid their voluntary contributions (school fees). It was pleasing to see that many parents have chosen to pay additional funds for our technology program.
Our Early Bird Draw occurred last Thursday with Lucy Jones from 5/6C being the winner. Congratulations to Anne and Marty, Lucy's parents, I'm sure the $100 petrol voucher will be appreciated.
There was also positive feedback from parents about the ability of being able to have direct deposit facilities available.
Thanks to the many wonderful parents and community tutors who come in each morning and listen to children reading. We are very lucky to have so many committed people in our community.
University of New South Wales Competitions
This week we will be sending home the entry forms for the University of New South Wales Competitions. These forms need to be returned to the school asap. If you would like any additional information please don't hesitate to contact the school.
Thursday 14 March at 7:00 - P&C meeting
Saturday & Sunday 16-17 March - Relay for Life