SARINA REVITALISATION PROJECT
– SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION
Recently received was confirmation that the school had won $1 000.00. Both year six classes entered the Sarina Revitalisation Project – School Design Competition. Whilst Sarina State High School were the winners, the judges were so impressed with the level of detail and thought that had gone into each of our entries that both year six classes were awarded runner-up prizes of $500.00 each.
The judges were impressed with the focus on walkability and creating spaces for people in the year 6B entry as it showed a great deal of thought into how people walk and move through Sarina. Safety was a key issue and installation of new lights and crossings were part of this class’ vision.
Year 6W decided a complete rethink of this street was in order and focussed on separating the busy highway from the businesses and providing more space for bigger footpaths; adding slow lanes for locals and visitors. Their designation explanation talked about the inefficient angle parking and had a vision for more flowers and colour to beautify the streetscape. We are very proud of our year six cohort for putting hard work and vision into this project.
PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY 16TH OCT
Our teaching staff will be involved in a professional development day on Monday 16th October. Parents please note that this is a pupil free day. Our school office will be open as normal.
WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN
The Earn and Learn Campaign finishes on 19th September 2017. If you have any stickers, please drop them into our Earn and Learn box at Woolworths by the 19th September or bring them into school by Wednesday of the first week Term 4 so we can get these collated and sent for redemption.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The preparation for and the Sacrament of Reconciliation dates appear below. This sacrament of Reconciliation is for children who are in Year 3.
There will be Parent/Guardian Information session after Mass at St Michael’s Church on 8th October, Mass is at 9:00 am. 3 Workshops for Reconciliation will follow this information session. St Michael’s workshops will be after Mass on the following Sundays: 22nd October, 29th October and 5th November. Workshops will be approximately 1 hour in duration. Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will then be at St. Michael’s 15th November (a time is yet to be confirmed).
This term we have had some exciting programs available for the year threes to year sixes. Milo in2CRICKET Skills/T20 BLAST Program and the NRL Backyard League Program. Beau and Luke taught the year threes and fours while Nico and Melinda taught the year fives and year sixes. These developmental officers taught the skills require for these sports through short games. It gave an opportunity for students to have a taste of other sports that they may not necessarily play outside of school. The children enjoyed each lesson and they were rewarded at the end of the four weeks with a surprise gift. Milo in2Cricket provide a Milo popper for each student who took part in the program and the NRL gave each student their own football and also donated 7 footballs to our PE equipment. Students were engaged and focused to what was being taught. I would like to thank these businesses that have provide these programs to our school free of charge.
Also I would like to thank the Sarina Netball Association for your AMart Sport Gift Card as a thank you for the use of our school hall while your courts were being repaired. The following balls were bought with the money. I know a few grades will be happy to see new Soccer balls as ours have either perished in our hot climate or gone missing.
PREP ENROLMENTS 2018
Enrolments for Prep for 2018 are now being taken. If you have a child due to commence Prep next year (born between 1 July 2012 and 31 July 2013), please complete an application for enrolment form available from the office. Enrolments for Years 1 - 6 are also currently being taken for 2018. When returning the enrolment form, please ensure that there is a copy of your child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate and immunisation records. It is essential that we have our current families accounted for so that we know the number of places available for new families. We need to sight the original birth certificate or have a certified copy please.