EAGLE JUNCTION STATE SCHOOL 49 Roseby Avenue Clayfield QLD 4011 Phone: (07) 3637 1111 Fax: (07) 3637 1100 Email: [email protected] Website: www.eaglejunctionss.eq.edu.au Student Absence Line: (07) 3637 1166 FLYING EAGLE No. 14 13 May 2015 From the Principal Next week our school will celebrate our Bilby Day, in memory of Luke Curnow, a student of EJ who passed this life way too early but whose passion for saving the bilby has had a major impact on our school. This year we will welcome Mr Kevin Bradley, the CEO of the Save the Bilby Foundation to our school who will be joined by the coFounder of the bilby Foundation Mr Frank Manthey, a very dear friend of the school. Student Absence Phone 3637 1166 Diary Dates Thur May 14 Fri May 15 Mon May 18 The Student Council representatives will be selling Bilby merchandise for the next week outside the Hall before school and during breaks. Tues May 19 All students are reminded to be presented in full school tartan uniform and to be at school nice and early to place their gold coin donation in our Bilby’s pouch. There will be an Assembly from 1.30pm. Our Junior Choir will perform and our parents are welcome. Wed May 20 Year 5 Camp Our annual camping program will begin at Mapleton next week with the Year 5s enjoying the challenges of ropes courses, giant swing, flying fox, team-building activities and being away from home. We know they will learn lots and make wonderful memories. (Should be nice and “cool” up in the mountains too). Memorable Mother’s Day I hope all our Mums out there really enjoyed last Sunday. Our school P&C Sub-Committees certainly went “all out” this year with spectacular gifts for purchase from the Mother’s Day stall held here at school. Thank you so much to all who assisted with this, it was really appreciated by the students. The Mother’s Day luncheon, organised by another group of helpful parents was also a huge success with beautiful weather, a great location and an outstanding guest speaker in Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO. The mums and grandmothers present had a wonderful outing. Celebrating the various roles of mothers and grandmothers as illustrated through her own family was a highlight of Dame Quentin’s speech and we were privileged to be in her company. Thank you to our P&C Association and its various sub committees, you are not only providing funds for our students but also doing so with imagination, creativity and flair. I am sure we are all looking forward to the next social function. 20-22 May Fri May 22 Mon May 25 Tues May 26 Wed May 27 Fri May 29 Mon June 1 9.00am Prep B excursion 7.40am Senior Choir 8.30am Snr Assembly 7.20am Senior Concert Band 9.00am Prep CR excursion 7.20am ICAS Digital Technologies 7.20am Chess 7.40am Vocal Ensemble Bilby Day 7.30am String Ensemble 7.40am Junior Choir 9.00am Prep G excursion 1.30pm Assembly Year 5 Camp 7.40am Senior Choir 9.30am Gala Day 7.20am Senior Concert Band 6.00pm OSHC Meeting 7.20am Chess 7.40am Vocal Ensemble 6.00pm Prep Sub Committee Mtg 7.30am String Ensemble 7.40am Junior Choir 1.30pm Junior Assembly 7.40am Senior Choir 8.30am Snr Assembly 9.30am Gala Day 7.20am Senior Concert Band 7.00pm P&C Meeting ICAS Digital Studies Testing 19 May - 7.20am in the Library From the Principal cont. Outdoor Construction Update This week the students were very excited with the preparations for and arrival of the cement truck to pour footings and forms for the outdoor areas between A and B Block. With Year Ones studying changing properties in Science it was a very ‘teachable moment’ to watch the concrete being poured and then setting into position. Lots of potential machine operators were also on site at the oval this week as the first preparations of the Giants Causeway commenced with backhoes working on the edge of the oval. The Tuckshop area is travelling very well with trees removed, the floor poured and plumbing work included. The builders have been very considerate with Naplan testing this week and I would like to extend our appreciation to Jules the Foreman and his team for considering our Year 3 and Year 5 students. Public Safety during Construction All parents are asked to abide by safety rules and published regulations around our school at this time. If any of your student’s gear has gone into the construction site eg. handballs, please DO NOT ENTER the site or go through the barriers to retrieve the item, even if work is not in progress. The children are aware of what can be done in situations such as this. They have been spoken to by their teachers via morning notices and have also been spoken to on assemblies. If something is lost inform the teacher on playground duty or in class and/or the Schools Officer who will inform the principal or the foreman and the gear will be retrieved and returned. Departure at the End of the School Day Again the issue of children playing in the school grounds and on school equipment was raised at our School Workplace Health and Safety meeting. I have written in previous Newsletters regarding this and I have spoken to the children at assembly and teachers have spoken to them as well. There are also signs placed to inform parents that this is an EQ requirement in the interests of all children’s’ safety. Our school is also in the situation where we have a very large Out of School Hours Care group who need access to the playground equipment and the oval after school. Playtime occurs during school time. Parents are asked to collect children and move promptly from the school grounds. I thank you in anticipation Josephine Bottrell (Principal) From the Deputy Principals Learning and Wellbeing at Eagle Junction Finally this week we will look at the fourth domain of our Eagle Junction Learning and Wellbeing framework. Partnerships Productive partnerships expand the knowledge, skills and resources available in the school. At Eagle Junction State School we build partnerships by: informing parents and other carers in the school through a variety of means including regular communication including school and class newsletters, parent teacher interviews and phone calls relating to attendance, participation and achievement from teaching staff utilising parent and community support to ensure many curricula, co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities can be offered to students implementation of the Parent Network to provide enhance communication and provide support to classroom teachers, parents and students on a day to day basis and at times when emotional or practical support may be needed by the community Working with the City Cluster of schools and the Queensland Academies to provide students with a range of opportunities to meet their learning needs Providing information and development sessions that support these partnerships such as reading at home, cybersafety, building resilience NAPLAN 2015 By the time you read this NAPLAN will be almost over for another year. It is important to remember that NAPLAN serves a number of purposes from the broadest level – providing Federal and State Governments with some information about the outcomes of the Education Budget to the individual school – providing useful data about our teaching and learning programs, which when combined with other school based data is very useful, to the individual student and their family – providing us with four independent snapshots over a seven year period of a child’s education and can be used, when combined with the other information we gather, to ensure that an appropriate rate of progress is being made. There are a few downsides but these are being addressed through changes to both the administration and the content of the tests. Sometimes the media misrepresents the tests and their importance and students become anxious. Sometimes it is seen as a competition to encourage envy or shame. This is an opportunity for us to work together to help our students develop resilience, not just about NAPLAN but all the other challenges life will surely throw at them. We can be proud of our students as they take these tests in their stride and do the very best they can. ICAS Reminder The first series of ICAS assessments will commence next week. If your child has registered to participate in one or more of these tests, can you please ensure they arrive at school no later than 7.20am on the testing day. The venue for testing is the Eagle Junction State School Library. All students who have nominated for the Digital Technologies assessment are required to meet with our Acting Deputy Principal Ms Bailey in the Library on Thursday 14 May at 10.30am to complete the answer sheet component in readiness for the testing on Tuesday morning. ICAS Subject Eagle Junction SS Sitting Date Digital Technologies Tuesday 19 May Science Wednesday 3 June Writing Monday 15 June Spelling Tuesday 16 June English Tuesday 28 July Mathematics Tuesday 11 August th rd th th th th NEXT TUESDAY Chess News Recently two Eagle Junction State School students competed in the Somerville House Autumn Chess Tournament. Playing in the Open Division, Kanak Relekar joined a team with students from Stretton State College, St Kevin’s and Indooroopilly State School and this composite team went on to win the entire tournament. Kanak helped achieve this victory by winning 5.5 of his 7 games. Also in the Beginner Division, Year One student Fletcher Denton won 3 of his 6 games. This was a great result for Fletcher as the Beginner Division also contained dozens of older Year Two and Year Three students. Congratulations to Fletcher and Kanak for their great results. Buffy Lavery and Julia Bailey Kanak Relekar with his medal From HOC & Master Teacher Reading In line with our focus on reading, it is important to consider what good readers do to gain an understanding of the text they are reading. It is also important that our students understand what good readers do and how active they are before, during and after reading. Good readers use comprehension strategies to facilitate the construction of meaning, Pressley, 2002. Research shows that the comprehension strategies good readers use include: Previewing – activating background knowledge, predicting, setting a purpose Questioning – generating questions to guide reading Making connections – relating reading to self, text and others Visualising – creating mental images while reading Clarifying – vocabulary / ideas Monitoring – asking ‘Does this make sense?’ and clarifying by adapting strategic processes to accommodate the response Summarising – synthesising important ideas Questioning Questioning occurs when students pose questions before, during and after reading a text. Questioning plays a vital role in the process of self-monitoring – to be aware of student’s own thinking as they read. Encourage your child to ask questions before, during and after reading a text. Some prompts to use with your child: I wonder why, where, when, how, if, who,….? I wonder what is going to happen next? What is the author trying to tell/teach me? Do I already know something about this text/topic? Happy reading! Fleur Provost (Head of Curriculum) and Michael Coad (Master Teacher) Sports Report Cross Country th On Tuesday 5 May Eagle Junction students competed at the City District Cross Country Championships. All students ran well with EJ picking up many top 20 finishes. Congratulations to Makenna Williams (10 Years) and Caitlin Brittain (11 Years) who finished in the top eight which sees them progress to the next level of competition. Well done also to Ryan Heaton (9 Years) and Carter Corless (9 Years) who also finished in the top eight of their age group (9 Years do not progress to the next level). All students who competed are reminded to return their Cross Country singlets. Gala Days Year 5 & 6 students will be participating in Interschool Sport during Term 2 with training already commenced. Students are expected to attend training sessions. If you are unable to attend please inform the supervising teacher. The uniform shop has long socks available for those students playing Soccer or Rugby League. Venues for Gala Days are as follows: Netball: Pine Rivers Netball Association, Francis Rd, Lawnton Boys Soccer: Brisbane Boys Grammar Playing Fields – Northgate Girls Soccer: Virginia United Soccer Club - Northgate Rugby League: Bishop Park Tag League: Shaw Park Newcomb Ball Students in Years 3 and 4 have been participating in Newcomb Ball activities at lunch time with the assistance of the Sport Captains. Each week a new round robin comes out so students have the opportunity to play against all year level members. All students are encouraged to check the draw and come down in their time slot. Athletics Carnival Athletics Carnivals are scheduled for the end of the term. Students are participating in Athletics activities in the lead up to the carnival during their PE lessons. Students (Years 3-6) will compete in all events on the designated Athletics Carnival dates with the exception of High Jump. Trials for High Jump will be held during PE lessons. th Tuesday 16 June – Athletics (Years 3-6) Day 1 Bowden Park rd Tuesday 23 June – Athletics (Years 3-6) Day 2 Bowden Park th Thursday 25 June – Athletics (Prep – 2) Eagle Junction School Oval Mark Summers (Physical Education Teacher) Our Librarians Mrs Kim Allen works in the Library on Mondays & Tuesdays and Miss Marcia Lomman on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We have some wonderful new resources ready to be covered and appreciate any time you may be able to spare. Why not get a good park before pickup and join us in the Library for a cuppa while you cover? Any time you can spare is appreciated. Please see our Library aide Mrs Jean Forsyth if you are able to help. Music Notes Junior Choir Notes Term 2 will be a very busy term for the Junior Choir. Performances this term include: Bilby Day - Wednesday 20th May Queensland Youth Music Awards (QYMA) - Monday 1st June 6.30pm at the Gap State High School th Year 2 only: Monday 18 May th Monday 25 May Year 3 only: Thursday 21 May th Thursday 28 May Whole Choir: Monday 1 June st st EXTRA Rehearsals for QYMA 10.45 to 11.15am 10.45 to 11.15am 12.30 to 1.15pm 12.30 to 1.15pm 1.00 to 1.30pm Order online - Munch Monitor – Information on the Eagle Junction SS website in Facilities/Tuckshop www.munchmonitor.com Thank you to all our Volunteers who generously give up their time to help and support the Eagles Nest. Whether you bake, wash, or help on our roster days we greatly appreciate you! To help celebrate Volunteers Week we will be supplying morning tea to our Volunteers. If you are not on roster but are passing by this week, please drop in for a cuppa and some morning tea. Could we please ask the students to give a big Thank You to our Volunteers! The Eagles Nest will be selling treats on Bilby Day. The treats will range from 50c to $2.00. Parent Network Mother’s Day Stall A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for organising another successful Mother’s Day Stall this year! The children were absolutely delighted with so many happy customers on the day. Whilst there were no donations required from our parents this year, there were still many people involved in the day to ensure it was successful! From preparing the flyer, to purchasing all the amazing gifts, to ensuring all the gifts were wrapped ready for the big day. Thanks also to those who helped out on the day with serving the children both at the stall and the prep classrooms! Thanks to your efforts, we raised approximately $2,200. Thank you for your continued support of our school! [email protected] - Murray is an EJ Dad http://www.murraysgardeningandmaintenance.com.au *Specialise in PREPARING PROPERTIES FOR SALE!! * SPECIALISE in GARDEN RENOVATIONS! *Lawn Mowing & Maintenance, * Hedging, * Landscaping * shrub & tree trimming *Garden bed - barking, gravels, pebbles, mulching, * Green waste removal KUMON CLAYFIELD EDUCATION CENTRE Scots Presbyterian Church 29 Bellevue Tce Clayfield Class: Every Mon and Thurs 3-6pm Tel: 3273 5580 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE LIBRARY FUND VOLUNTARY DONATIONS 2015 Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. — Laura Bush This year the school is calling on Eagle Junction State School families to support our school library through tax-deductive voluntary donations. Education Queensland funds our school with a budget based on $125 per student to organise and manage all aspects of school life (excluding wages). With 830 students, this totals just over $100,000 so the Parents and Citizen’s Association works with the school executive to fund additional necessary resources. Education Queensland does not fund the maintenance nor the improvement of school library resources and while some families regularly contribute via Annual Library Fund Voluntary Donations, more funds are needed to make our library a “top-notch” learning centre. Tax-deductible contributions will be used to purchase resources such as books, computers (hardware and software) and consumables. These resources will assist our staff and parent volunteers to operate a library that inspires, informs and enthuses our children. If every family donated $100, think how our children would benefit? And if this is your child’s final year at Eagle Junction State School, please consider leaving a legacy gift or a contribution of $1,000 or more. This will give your child the option of being recognised for their family’s substantial contribution and your donation could be dedicated to a particular resource. Tax Deductible Library Fund Voluntary Donations can be made by: • • Online / Credit Card ( via www.munchmonitor.com ) Electronic Funds Transfer ( EFT ) • • Cheque Cash Please complete the attached payment form and return it to your child’s teacher before 26 June 2015. (For taxation purposes, a receipt will be issued via your youngest child) Thanking you, in advance, for your much-needed support. Josephine Bottrell Principal Meg Graham P&C President For further enquiries please contact the Voluntary Donations Coordinator Melissa Kerwin l m 0423 438 990 l e [email protected] TAX DEDUCTIBLE LIBRARY FUND VOLUNTARY DONATIONS 2015 – PAYMENT FORM Parent/Guardian Name/s (for Receipt): __________________________________________________ ( PLEASE USE BLOCK LETTERS ) Email Address: ________________________________________Contact Number: ________________ Child’s Name: ___________________________________________________ Class: _____________ Child’s Name: ___________________________________________________ Class: _____________ Child’s Name ___________________________________________________ Class: _____________ I / We wish for the following amount to be donated to the Library Fund $_____________ Payment Options (please tick option and return to Class Teacher with payment before 26 June 2015) ⧠ Online / Credit Card: www.munchmonitor.com ALREADY REGISTERED WITH MUNCH MONITOR? 1. Login to www.munchmonitor.com using your email and password 2. Go to “School Shop” when asked, ‘What do you want to do today?’ 3. Step 1 – Select Student ( select any student ) 4. Step 2 – Select Category ( select "Tax Deductible Library Donations" ) 5. Make your purchase and add to your cart 6. View your cart, check your order and select “Checkout & Pay” 7. Payment can be made with Visa or MasterCard. It’s that simple! NOT YET REGISTERED WITH MUNCH MONITOR? 1. Go to www.munchmonitor.com 2. Click on ‘Login’ then ‘Register’ ( Enter Username: eaglejss / Enter Password: munch4011 ) 3. Enter your own username ( email address ) and password. Click ‘Create Your Account’. An important email will be sent to you 4. Find the email and click the link to activate your account. Check your Junk Mail folder in case the email has been treated as “spam” 5. Enter your own Username ( email address ) and Password then click ‘Activate My Account’ 6. Follow the guided steps to complete the setup ⧠ Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): Account Name: Eagle Junction State School P&C Assoc l Bank: Westpac BSB: 034-060 l Account: 202347 l Surname for Receipt (as reference) ⧠ ⧠ Cheque ( payable to Eagle Junction State School P&C Association ) Cash ( cash payments in a sealed marked envelope to your child’s Class Teacher ) I / WE ARE MAKING A CONTRIBUTION OF $1,000 OR MORE AND WISH TO BE RECOGNISED “Contributed by the _____________________________________________________ family in 2015” ( please insert Family Name to be recognised ) For further enquiries please contact the Voluntary Donations Coordinator Melissa Kerwin l m 0423 438 990 l e [email protected] Weekly Newsletter Newsletter items are required to be received at the school office by 12noon on the Friday prior to the Wednesday newsletter. Items received after that time will be placed in the next newsletter. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics & Technology 78 Bywong Street, Toowong Star Party – 22 May 6.00pm-9.00pm All Welcome – Free Star Party (aka astronomy viewing night) The Brisbane Astronomy Society will be attending and bringing along a selection of their telescopes to view the night sky. The P&C will be running a sausage sizzle and drink stall. The event is open to the public. Please bring a torch covered with red cellophane if possible and binoculars. 2015 St Agatha’s Ball Moda Restaurant, Portside - 18th of July at 7pm For all details and to purchase tickets go to our website, www.clayfieldparish.org.au.
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