Principal’s Blog 16 June 2022

Cross Country

On Tuesday we hosted the Inter-House Cross Country Carnival. This was a fantastic event, with the weather, thankfully, holding out to provide a sunny day to run for the students. All of the participating students are to be congratulated for their efforts in completing the respective cross country courses.


Parents and spectators are to be thanked for coming down to support the students and for cheering them on, whilst running. Your presence on the oval certainly added to the excitement and atmosphere of the carnival.


A special thank you goes to Miss Sanders, for all of her planning and organising of the cross country carnival, and to all of the staff who assisted in making this a fun, safe and well-run event.


All place-getters and the winning House faction will be announced at the whole school assembly this Friday, 17th June, beginning at 8:45am, in the hall. Parents are welcome to come along and join us in the assembly.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher interviews have been scheduled for Thursday 28 July, beginning at 12:00pm. Parents can book in their respective interview times from 8:00am, Monday 20 June, using the following link:

Parent-Teacher Interviews Booking Link


The Parent-Teacher interviews are a great opportunity for parents to get an understanding of how their child/children are progressing at school and to discuss potential learning goals set for the remainder of the year.


Please note, school will close early on this date, at 11:45am. Any students who are unable to be collected at the early close time will be supervised by staff up to 3:00pm, in the school hall. Please also note the following when booking interviews:


·      Year 2 Blue Parent-Teacher interviews are booked with Mrs Carmody-Blythe

·      Year 3 Gold Parent-Teacher interviews are booked with Mrs Gilleland

·      Year 5 Blue Parent-Teacher interviews are booked with Miss Hicks


More information regarding the booking for these interviews is available on the Noticeboard on SEQTA. Please contact the office, from Monday 20 June, if you are experiencing any difficulties when booking for the upcoming Parent-Teacher interviews.

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier is challenging all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 to read 12 books by 9 September 2022. This challenge has been set to motivate students to make reading a part of their daily lives. The theme of this challenge is, ‘Reading can take you anywhere.’ To register, please click on the link below:

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2022

House Assembly

This Friday 17th June, we are hosting a whole school House assembly, during the assembly, the cross country place getters will be announced, along with the winning house faction for the cross country carnival. The assembly will take place in the Steve Dowie Hall, beginning at 8:45am. Parents and friends are welcome to attend and enjoy the assembly.

Parent Cyber-Safety Session

Parents are invited to attend a Cyber-Safety session on Wednesday 31 August. The session will be held after hours and is being offered to all parents in the school to provide information to parents regarding the current cyber-related issues affecting children. Please keep this date in your diaries if you are interested in attending. More information regarding this session is in the school newsletter.

Principal Leave

As mentioned in last week’s blog, I will be away for the last 2 weeks of this term, on Long Service Leave. Mrs Caroline Leighton will be fulfilling my role as Principal during my time of absence from the school.

PSSA Sport

Unfortunately, our recent PSSA Winter Sports fixture against Assumption College was cancelled, due to inclement weather. Our next fixture is the PSSA Lightning Carnival, taking place on Friday 24 June. This will be an all-day event, with game times and locations coming out next week.

Principal's Awards

Over the past week some students have been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Juanre Du Plessis and Jasper King, from Pre Primary Gold, for their great work in Writing and Alice Mather, from Year 5 Gold, for her great work in Mathematics. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,

Daniel Gooch