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Issue 20

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

Semester 1 has finished.  Thank you for your wonderful support of your children and the school. Thank you also to those staff who go above and beyond to provide the community outstanding service.  I would like to wish Mrs Ellison well on the safe arrival of Eugene Elton Balthazar Ernie Ellison in the coming weeks.  I would also like to say farewell and good luck to Mrs Smith who has received a permanent teaching appointment in Charleville.  I am sure that she will love the country lifestyle and return in a few years to the south-east corner of Queensland.  ​

Enjoy the next two weeks of school vacation with your family.  School resumes on Monday 10 July.

Coomera Rivers Community Fair information website goes live...

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our Coomera Rivers Community Fair website.

The website will be families go to place for all the most up to date details on everything Fair related.

Please remember to check back often as we will be updating the site regularly in the lead up to the Fair when we have new additions or changes to our Fair.


Flexischools is also the place to visit if you would like to take advantage of pre-Fair ticket discounts. All Day Ride passes can be purchased for $30 each via Flexischools with the passes costing $35 on the day. You will also find discounted prices for pre-sale tickets on things such as Sideshow Alley games and Animal Farm visits.

If you would like any further information please contact the P&C

 

Rule of the week (Week 1)


Special assemblies showcase talent

There was some superb entertainment on hand at the two special assemblies for Lights! Camera! Action! talent quest this week.  Congratulations to everyone who performed and especially the teachers who were awesome ghostbusters!  

 
 
 
 
 




We enjoyed pyjama day free dress

Congratulations to each of our classes on earning the 400 points necessary to hold Pyjama Day this week.  The students certainly seemed to enjoy the theme - as did some of the teachers! 
 


Student report cards

Report cards for Semester 1 were sent home via email this week.  Families with QParent access were able to read the reports before this time which was well utilised.  

How to read your reports:          Your children will have been working hard to do their best this past semester and I hope that their results attest to this.  They will receive:
  • A grade for every assessable learning area.  
  • A rating for their effort in the subject
  • A 'proud' achievement comment in English, Maths and Science
  • 3 learning goals for each of English and Maths and one for Science
  • Other learning areas will show grade and effort only (No comments) unless a comment is necessary
  • A comment for behaviour and an overall comment from the teacher

Report card grades use a 5-point scale that reflects progress against the Australian curriculum.
  • Years 3-6 use A - B - C - D - E
  • Years 1-2 use Very High - High - Sound - Developing - Support required
  • Prep uses Applying - Making connections - Working with - Developing - Becoming aware

If you are concerned or would like to work more closely with your child's teacher in Semester 2, I strongly​ recommend you attend a parent - teacher interview in Term 3 to co-create a plan.

Parent - teacher interview bookings are open

Parent-teacher interviews are planned for early Term 3 (Week 2 - July 17 and 18).  Bookings are open.  Please log on to school interviews and use the event code y6ssy and press go.

The booking system will remain open until Tuesday 11 July at 6:00pm.


Principal's learning journal this week...

Prep:          To consolidate their science knowledge of materials, Prep C created a book in book creator about the topic.  They then invited their buddies from 5S to read them.  The children then took pleasure in reading together which encouraged enjoyment of books, strengthening of reading and comprehension skills, building relationships and leadership within the Grade Five students.  A wonderful afternoon of learning!
 


Year 3:          Year 3BA and 3K were working with money this week.  Each of the items in the class shop was priced and the maths tasks included some careful shopping.  For instance, they were required to purchase two items that totalled $5.00 precisely.  Another challenge was to determine the change from a purchase - a tough process.  They did brilliantly well with the wonderful assistance of their teachers.
 
 

Sports department news

Representative Sport:          A number of fine young sports people have been representing us in their chosen sports recently.  Congratulations to:

  • Ky (State AFL trials in Mackay)
  • Jordan (President's Cup AFL tournament in Mackay)
  • Natahlia (State hockey trials in Brisbane)
  • Tayla (State netball trials in Brisbane)
  • Amare (State rugby league trials in Rockhampton)
  • Nayte (State rugby league trials in Rockhampton)
  • Tyahn (State touch football trials in Ipswich)


Track and Field trials:          The trials are planned for Thursday 13 July (Term 3).  Students compete in the age groups according to the year they were born.  Boys and Girls will compete at the same time, though not against each other.

Points to note.
  1. The Track and Field trials day is open to students in Years 4-6 only. Sports Fun Day carnivals will be held for other year levels later in Term 3. 
  2. All events are finals. Only those students who qualified for each event are competing at the trials. The Sports Fun Days later in term 3 are for maximum participation and House Championship Points.
  3. Age Champions will receive medallions.
  4. All place-getters will receive ribbons.
  5. The 800m races will be conducted on Wednesday 12 July from 1:30pm.
  6. The first two place-getters from the 10-12 Years age groups will be eligible to represent the school at the Broadwater District Athletics Carnival (15&16 August) subject to qualifying criteria.
  7. Parents are welcome to come and cheer, particularly during the presentation ceremony.

The program is:
 
Please note that times are approximate
 
 
House points:           
 

AFL School's Cup is on Wednesday

The Coomera Rivers boys entered the AFLQ Schools Cup full of enthusiasm and not really knowing what to expect.  The boys had trained well in the lead up to the carnival, so it was exciting to see what they would bring on game day.   I am pleased to say the boys played with tremendous spirit and passion, and finished the carnival with 3 wins from 5 matches.  Normally a match report would single out players for their individual efforts but that would be under selling the exploits of the team during the carnival.  Every player brought something to the table during the games, and everyone can truly hold their heads high with their effort and achievement.   We faced schools that have dedicated AFL programmes and a large number of players to choose from, but the boys still carried themselves with distinction.  Well done boys,  hopefully you have started a legacy that will extend long into the future.

 

Music department news

Busking at the Cafe:          Thanks to all that came to watch the 2/3 choir perform on Monday at the cafe, we love having a big audience to perform for!  Unfortunately the bad weather meant that we were the only performance for the week.  We are rescheduling the remaining performances to week 1 term 2 as our instrumental teacher will be on music camp in week 10.  Therefore, there will be no rehearsals or lessons in week 10.

Busking Schedule for term 3:          All performances will begin at 2:10pm.
  • Tuesday 11 July - Year 1 choir and Year 4-6 choir
  • Wednesday 12 July -  Junior Strings (debut performance) and Senior Strings
  • Thursday 13 July -  Junior and Senior Bands.

Coming performances:          Term 3 is always really busy for the school music department.
  • Beenleigh Eisteddfod for our choirs 

Monday 17 July - Year 1 choir, 
Tuesday 18 July - Year 2/3 choir and Year 4-6 choir.  

** Permission forms to come, we will now be travelling to and from the venue by bus.

  • School Fair         
All of our Choirs, String groups and Bands will be performing at the School Fair on the Saturday 5 August.  This will be an opportunity for working parents who can’t attend busking to check out what we’ve been up to!

  • Gold Coast Eisteddfod (Band and Strings): 
Tuesday 15 August - Senior strings
Wednesday 16 August - Junior Strings
Monday 2 August - Junior and Senior Bands

Positions vacant...

 
 
 
 

Design a drone competition 


 

The 5 cent challenge winners announced!

With the 5 cent challenge now finalised we are very happy to announce our winners!

  • Prep: Prep M
  • Junior: 1S
  • Middle: 4F
  • Senior: 5SW

Congratulations to our winning classes that will now receive 15 minutes to throw wet sponges at their teacher and their Deputy for FREE at the upcoming Community Fair. We will be in touch with the winning classes early next term with all the details.

We would also like to thank all of our families for their overwhelming support of the 5 Cent Challenge. We really do appreciate your contributions to our School community.

If your class missed out on winning, never fear! There is a whole timetable of staff that will also be braving the Sponge Toss at the Community Fair and, for a small price on the day, you will still get an opportunity to splash them! Stay tuned!


Hamilton Island holiday up for grabs

In conjunction with​ the Community Fair, we are holding a raffle where first prize is a Hamilton Island Holiday! 

Details of the prizes are:

1st Prize: Five (5) nights accommodation for two (2) adults and two (2) children* at the 4 star Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island in a Garden View room including full buffet breakfast daily, kids Stay and Eat Free**, return airport/marina transfers, use of paddle skis, windsurfers, catamarans and snorkelling equipment, use of Island shuttle, use of gym, spa, sauna and tennis court hire and a $1,000 Virgin Airfare Voucher. Can be used over the June/July and September/October Australian school holiday periods*** Valued at $2,850

2nd Prize: Studiostar Photography Portrait Experience. Valued at $845 

3rd Prize: Woolworths Gift  Card. Valued at $200  

Tickets are just $2 each and are on sale now.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fair with the winner being drawn at 5pm at the Fair!


Want to win an All Day Ride Pass to the Fair valued at $30?  Well you can!

The top four raffle book selling families will each receive one free All Day Ride Pass for the Community Fair!

Each family will receive their first book next Wednesday.  If your family would like additional books so they can be in the running to win one of these 4 ride passes please email the P&C . 



Community Fair market stall opportunity

We are excited to be able to invite our families, who have market style businesses, the opportunity to be part of our upcoming Community Fair.  Our Fair will be held on Saturday August 5 from 1pm until 6pm.  We are now taking applications from interested parties that would like to be involved.

If you would like a market stall information pack and / or application form please email the P&C . Spots are limited and applications will be dealt with on a first come first considered basis.  

 

Pizza Temptations provide Kiss n Go rewards

Pizza Temptations Upper Coomera have very kindly donated 1500 pizza vouchers to our community.

These vouchers will be used over the coming weeks to reward families that are caught doing the right thing in our Kiss N Go.

We would like to thank Pizza Temptations for their support of our school community.

 

SIBA Soccer sign on...

 
 

Step into life.  Get fit, have fun and raise $

As you know we are committed to fitter and healthier families here at Coomera Rivers State School which is why we’ve teamed up with a fabulous local trainer who will not only get you fitter, but will donate back to our school P&C!  

For Term 2 only:  Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited group PT for $29.  All funds will go directly to the P&C.

 
 
 
Kind regards

Vic Graham

Principal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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