We may all have or have had toddlers in our homes who are clapped and cheered for everything they do, even when they keep falling over while trying to walk. When does this encouragement stop? When do the adults in life start criticising mistakes rather than applauding efforts? When do we start counting our and others’ failures rather than our and their successes?
This even happened to the great scientist Albert Einstein whose work last century still shapes our world and thinking today, so great was his influence.
One day in his university class, Einstein started writing the 9 X table on the board.
9 x 1 = 9 9 x 2 = 18 9 x 3 = 27
So far, so good.
9 x 9 = 81
But then he got to 9 x 10.
9 x 10 = 91
The class erupted in howls and hoots of laughter. Einstein had made a mistake! The great scientist wasn’t so clever after all!
Einstein waited for the jeers and laughing to die down and then he said, “Despite the fact that I analysed 9 problems correctly, no-one congratulated me. But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing. This means to me that even if a person is successful, society will notice their smallest mistake. And they’ll like that. So, don’t let criticism destroy your dreams. The only person who never makes a mistake is the person who does nothing”.
Einstein believed failure is success in progress. He believed that you will never fail until you stop trying.
It reminds me, too, of an Aristotle quote …. There is only one way to avoid criticism… do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
So, this year, let’s ensure we celebrate the inner toddler and every time we or others fall over, hear the cheers and clapping in our mind. Remember that to try and fail and try again is the way we all learn. It is the way you will learn and make progress and achieve your own personal success this year.
Peace and Grace
David Bliss Principal
When the Lord saw that Moses had turned aside to see the (burning bush), God called out to him and said, ‘Moses, Moses!” And Moses said, “Here am I.” Then the Lord said, “Do not come near; take your shoes off, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
It was a tradition in my parents’ house that no one would wear shoes inside the house. For certain, this had to do with the fact that we lived on a chicken farm, and if one were to go for a wander, one would end up with fertilizer on his or her feet. This, then, would end up on the linoleum, the carpet or worst of all, on the prized living room rug.
Is this a tradition in your house? To take off your shoes before entering?
It is one thing to worry about tracking excrement through the house, but it is another thing to reimagine the house as a holy place – a setting so wonderful, and so precious, that to wear shoes inside would be an abomination.
When Moses entered God’s holy place – hallowed ground – God asked Moses to take off his shoes. Moses had been wandering around in the wilderness chasing sheep; his feet were dusty and covered with… well, you know.
To enter the sacred space, bare feet touching bare earth, to feel connected to the ground, to feel an energy of life that vibrates from the dirt, this is what God wanted Moses to feel. But also, taking off his shoes would require that he had to stay for a while. He wouldn’t have wanted to walk around in the bush without anything covering the soles of his feet.
I wonder what Moses was feeling as he unlaced his sandals. As he noticed his dirty and dusty feet, his aching arches, scarred toes, perhaps he felt unworthy. Would this voice accept him? Maybe he just wondered exactly who this voice was that was calling to him from a miraculously burning (but not burning up) tree.
Maybe all of us are waiting for the sacred, take-off-your-shoes holy moment, when we encounter the divine. Maybe we’re all waiting for the miraculous voice from our own sacred places, whether the beach, the church, the gym or into the hills to tell us that everything will be all right, and that there is meaning and purpose in life.
For me, it feels like I need to seek out that holy place and take off my shoes for a while. I need to slow down and listen to a different rhythm. I need to seek God in his space.
Maybe you need that too?
From the Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School
What a term it has been! With the Easter break only a week away, I am sure all students are looking forward to a time of rest and play, but we are not there yet. A reminder to all families that students will be busy with assessments and end of term testing right up to our final day of term – Friday 1 April and it is important that our students finish the term well. A reminder also that, academic results are posted to Parent Lounge and Student Café progressively throughout the year and if you need support accessing these results please contact us at the College.
CELEBRATING THE GOSPEL – HAPPY EASTER
As we head in to our Easter break, I’d like to focus this week on the first part of our mission statement, ‘Celebrating the Gospel’. Celebrating the Gospel refers to celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ. That being, God’s incredible love for us, His death on the cross for our transgressions and His resurrection. Jesus’ desire to live in relationship with us and to offer us eternal life. As we enjoy this Easter break, with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, may we be reminded of the true meaning of Easter, be grateful for God’s love for us and truly celebrate this good news.
This past term has certainly flown by and has been both productive and successful. Well done to those who competed in the Brisbane Metro Futsal Tournament, congratulations to the 13,14 and 15 year boys who qualified for the finals and the 19 years boys who came 2nd on the day. My thanks to Mr McGilveray and Mr Tanguy and for their commitment and time invested with these teams. The past weekend saw all 16 Kokoda teams attend a training camp at Mt Nimmel Lodge, Austinville, thank you to Miss West for leading the training and to the many other staff that attended with their teams.
Last week's Twilight Senior Music Evening was a wonderful showcase of our Year 11 and Year 12 Music and Music Extension students performing live as part of their assessment for the course. It was a lovely display of both courage and talent, aptly led by Mr Paul Oakley-Grant.
The end of Term One also sees us farewell our Head of Sport (Year 7-12) Mrs Libby Wood. Mrs Wood has served at the College as Head of Sport for the past five years and in that time has given her all, put our students first and passionately built a sports program that caters to the needs and diverse interests of the students. Mrs Wood will be very missed by both staff and students, but we wish every blessing in her retirement and time with her family. This week, the College has appointed a new Head of Sport and in Term Two, we will welcome Mr Freddie Wood (no relation). Mr Wood comes to us from The Lakes College, north of Brisbane, where he was Head of Sport and Activities. Prior to that, Mr Wood was also Head of Sport and held other leadership roles in pastoral care, in the United Kingdom.
COMING UP IN TERM TWO
Term Two will see our Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11 students attend camps. Our Secondary School Cross-Country run will be in the first week back, Thursday 21 April. So, plenty of holiday training for all. Our Kokoda teams will continue to train hard in preparation for their Kokoda Challenge events at either the end of Term Two or start of Term Three.
The first week back will also include our own College ANZAC Service, as well as involvement in both the Burleigh March and our Choir singing National Anthems in the televised Currumbin Dawn Service. In Week Two, three-way conferences, with parent, student and teacher will also be offered, more information to follow in the coming weeks.
Finally, from Term Two, students will not be able to use their mobile phones to pay for food at the College Tuckshop. It is a College expectation that mobile phones remain in lockers throughout the school day. Students will be required to pay with cash, plastic key card or their student card (which can be linked to your My School Connect account for topping up).
God bless you all this Easter.
Adele Ramsay Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School
From the Head of Senior School
Senior School students have made a great start to the year especially given the numerous obstacles they have faced this term including a delayed start to the school year due to COVID-19 and the Queensland floods. Despite these obstacles, our Senior School students are displaying resilience and, in many instances, driving their own learning and revision before assessment.
If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to have a conversation with your child about a study timetable and how they are approaching their studies. Students at the Year 12 level should be studying at a minimum of about 3 hours per night, Year 11 students should be studying about 2.5 hours at night while our Year 10 cohort should be studying 1.5 hours per night. Students will often say to their parents that they have done all their homework as teachers don’t necessarily set homework for students each day. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do. Students need to consistently spend time revising notes and doing extra practice questions. At the Senior School level, it is an expectation that students will take responsibility for their own learning, develop a study plan and work out what they need to study each day. Their Connect Teacher and Year Level Coordinators are available to help them make this independent transition of study into Senior School.
I would like to address the use of mobile phones at our school. As outlined in Mrs Adele Ramsay's newsletter article, it is the school policy in the Senior School that mobile phones are placed in student's locker for the school day. Students need downtime from being constantly switched on to the internet and social media. Having time away from the internet and social media at lunchtime is important for their development. They need to practice conversation skills with their peers at lunchtime and not have their face glued to a device. There is also increasing evidence that over-usage of mobile phones is causing higher rates of anxiety and depression in young people. We strongly encourage parents to monitor their children’s usage of the internet and social media at home even at this age. Apps such as Tik Tok often have a cult following from young people and can often motivate teenagers to engage in risk taking behaviours. We urge you to monitor your child’s behaviour using their mobile phone.
This year we have introduced Tuckshop vouchers for students to nominate their peers for demonstrating the spirit and mindset of having an opening heart and an opening mind - the College theme. The following students were nominated by either staff or their peers for such an award.
Year 10 students were Skylah E, Amelia L, Eliza W, Zoe W, Declan Mc, Hayden S and Jude T.
Year 11 student were Nina G, Riley K, Kayla G, Lucy M and Che J.
Year 12 Students nominated were Daniel P, Ky B, Sophia B, Charlotte R, Will M, Amali B, Sienna D.
Finally, I wish you and your family a peaceful and restful break over the Easter period.
Head of Senior School
From the Head of Middle School
How quickly has Term One flown by? It has been a very interesting start to 2022, however the students have coped with this very well.
We have seen that as assessments have increased, some students have struggled to keep things in perspective and remain calm. During times of stress, it is important for families to assist their child to prioritise tasks so that they don’t feel overwhelmed.
In this article, (Click here), suggestions are made about how to interact with your adolescent if they are going through some tough times. Validation of their feelings is one way of assisting your child to get through the situation.
Another important website I wish to highlight to you is run by Mr Paul Dillon (https://darta.net.au/). His website offers factsheets and other resources to parents around drug and alcohol issues. Well worth a browse, especially if your child is in Year 9.
As you can see below, the beginning of Term Two is busy with camps and NAPLAN. We ask that you complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner. This assists the camp coordinators to finalise details efficiently.
Please email me if you have any concerns or queries.
Thursday 31 March
GOOGA Information Evening
Tuesday 26 April (6:00pm – 7:15pm)
Year 7 Camp
Wednesday 4 May – Friday 6 May
Year 8 Camp
Tuesday 10 May – Friday 13 May
Wednesday and Thursday 11 and 12 May
Wednesday 11 May (Writing)
Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 May
GIRLS: Monday 16 May – Tuesday 31 May
BOYS: Thursday 2 June – Friday 17 June
Lisa Roper Head of Middle School
Year 8 Japanese students have been able to FaceTime with Ehime Fuzoku Junior High School twice this term. Students have relished this opportunity to action their language skills. They also received beautifully decorated pen-pal letters, which students are now creating replies to.
Across last week, Language students engaged in the annual Education Perfect Championships; a digital language learning platform where students earn points for correct recognition of vocabulary and grammar. St Andrews students answered 100,678 questions and earnt 32,607 points. Japanese placed 20th out of schools in Queensland and German 24th. Congratulations!
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Secondary Library News CRC
The Secondary Library has been a bustling space over the last few weeks with groups of students connecting, studying, and sharing in the Library spaces during the day and lunch-time.
The boardgames are still proving popular, as is the Lego Wall, which has seen some colourful and creative additions by students.
Running from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 March, Harmony Week is a chance to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone. The CRC ran a daily Wordle Challenge with goodie bag prizes for the winners and offered inspiration on how we can all celebrate differences and embrace inclusivity in our school and wider community.
World Poetry Day, held every year on Monday 21 March, celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. The CRC chose to run a pop-up Black-out Poetry Workshop. Providing students an opportunity to explore poetry, expression and creativity.
Many new books are making their way onto our shelves - including new graphic novels, recently published fiction, student requested non-fiction titles, and a selection of books recommended by Uncle Allan Lena, a Traditional Custodian and Elder of the Yugambeh Language Group / Bundjalung Nation.
In addition to these titles the Secondary Library was blessed to acquire signed copies of Pastor Reid’s Amicable Circle Trilogy – Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker.
All new books are available to borrow and can be found on our display wall and throughout the Library. And remember... if you have a book you’d like to see in our Library, make sure to reach out to your friendly Librarians, we are always happy to hear your requests.
CRC OPENING HOURS
Monday and Friday from 7:30am – 5:00pm
Students in Years 7-10 will need to sign in at the CRC front desk and be signed out by a Parent/Carer or sibling in Years 11-12.
Students in Years 11-12 can sign themselves out.
The direct phone number to contact the CRC after hours is (07) 5568 5906.
Please see the Senior Library After Hours Policy on Parent Lounge for more information.
Your Librarians are always happy to help with research, finding resources, book recommendations and IT support. We also love to chat about books, life and the universe 😊 Come in and chat to us or email us directly:
We were fortunate enough to have Susan McLean speak to the students during the week. She also ran a very informative Cyber Safety session for parents later that same night. It is an important topic for all parents and with the right amount of rules, trust and parental controls, we can help our children to navigate this important space. Some important messages from the sessions were:
Before you do anything online, I will THINK.
T – Is it true?
H – Is it helpful?
I – Is it inspiring?
N – Is it necessary?
K – Is it kind?
If someone is bullied online:
Tell a trusted adult;
Report the abuse to the site; and
Block and delete the bully from contact lists.
Don’t share personal information:
Always ask a trusted adult before sharing; and
Never share personal information with people I don’t know.
Social media sites have rules about their use. One rule is how old you have to be to have an account. These are put in place because children haven’t emotionally developed enough to handle the difficult emotions that are evoked.
If you have any questions or need help with cyber safety please do not hesitate to contact the College.
Darrin Schumacher Deputy Principal Head of Junior School
From the Deputy Head of Junior School Acting PYP Coordinator
EVALUATION OF THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
This year in the Junior School it is an evaluation year for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This happens every five years and is an opportunity for our school policies, procedures and processes to be reviewed and evaluated against the International Baccalaureate World School criteria. The evaluation process is an exciting opportunity to highlight our wonderful community and celebrate all that we continue to achieve.
Since our last evaluation in 2016, the Primary Years Programme has undergone its own review and is known as the Enhanced PYP. The Enhanced PYP has a focus on The Learner, Learning and Teaching and The Learning Community. These foci are addressed through:
The Learner Profile dispositions
The Approaches to Learning (these encompass 21st century skills) such as Thinking, Research, Social, Self-Management and Communication skills
Knowledge and understanding developed within an inquiry process via the Transdisciplinary Theme, Central Idea, Lines of Inquiry, Key Concepts and the Australian Curriculum
Student agency through voice, choice and ownership of and in their learning
Student action by participation, advocacy, social justice, entrepreneurship and/or lifestyle choices.
THREE WAY CONFERENCES
In the lead up to the end of the term, parents have the opportunity to hear about how this learning is going by engaging in Three Way Conferences. These conferences allow for students, parents and teachers to discuss together learning successes and goals for their learners.
Please use this time to find out more about the Learning and Teaching that takes place in your child’s classroom as together we aim to educate our future global citizens.
Have a blessed and relaxing Easter break,
Karen Koehler Deputy Head of Junior School/Acting PYP Coordinator
News from the Junior School Library
The Prep and Year 1 students have been completing author studies in their library lessons this term. Prep have been looking at Mem Fox with the Magic Hat, Hunwick’s Egg and Possum Magic being clear favourites. Year 1 students have been learning about Aaron Blabey and what inspires him to write his books. The Junior School Library is looking very colourful with pink possums and green piranhas hanging from the walls.
Students in Years 4 to 6 participate in an online reading program called Literacy Pro. Literacy Pro is a research-based, online assessment resource that supports our College’s independent reading program. It provides teachers with evidence-based data, so they are informed when making teaching and learning decisions to develop their students into successful, proficient readers. Students can achieve certificates and will be awarded a medal when they reach a million words. This year we have introduced the Literacy Pro Readers House Cup!
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
A select number of Year 6 students have been helping in the Library at 1st break this term as part of their leadership roles. These students have been an amazing addition to the Library, helping shelve and tidy books and managing the circulation desk. Abigail from 6C created a beautiful Easter display for all of us to enjoy.
Early Learning Centre
From the Director of the Early Learning Centre
In 1967, Louis Armstrong released the song ‘What a Wonderful World’ and I think that with recent weather events and uncertainty around the world, this song is very fitting. It reminds us to look at what we have right in front of us. As we celebrate Harmony Week I encourage you to discuss with your children the importance of being grateful for what we have and also how to include all children and families into our lives.
At St Andrews, we certainly have a beautiful community. On 28 February, the ELC became a safe haven for a number of residents from the surrounding streets as flood water had entered many houses in the local area. The SES set up a mini-hub for people to come and have a hot shower, something to eat and rest whilst we waited for the flood water to recede. Thank you to the many residents of Fenton Drive for the towels, blankets and hot sausages and bread. It is beautiful to hear about and see the support offered to so many, including myself, in the local area by the St Andrews Community. Pastor Andrew Koehler, Pastor Reid Matthias, our new Business Manager Luke Kenchington and Mrs Karen Koehler were so helpful on this day. We are truly blessed to be a part of this Community.
The ELC team have been very busy over the past few weeks with photo day, dental visit, and Wildlife Rangers show. Your children have adapted well to the change in routine and special visitors.
In the office, you may experience some delay with responses to your emails. I am currently on leave (not flood-related) and Mr Bradley has been working as an additional educator, supporting and helping children with emotional regulation and providing support during transition times. If you have an urgent requests please call the centre and speak to Stephanie or Bradley and they will be able to respond faster this way.
Continue to check Xplor for notifications and reminders about upcoming events and messages.
Bronwyn Waters Director of the Early Learning Centre
Junior Kindy News
The children have all been very busy in Junior Kindy. In their Japanese lessons, the children have started to learn the Japanese words for modes of transport and colours. The children are always very engaged in this lesson. Miss Anna has been extending on this learning for all the children with the use of Japanese flashcards showing the different types of transport.
The children have also embraced the visits from Pastor Reid, who visits every Wednesday morning. There is much excitement when the children see Pastor Reid coming into the centre with his guitar, as they thoroughly enjoy the singing and Bible stories.
Junior Kindy has also had their first visit from Uncle Allen who came and shared an indigenous story with the children and played his didgeridoo. The children loved the sound it made and we have extended on this by listening to other kinds of music. This also develops our listening skills.
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Different sensory play activities have been introduced recently including water balls, slime and gel baths. These activities are a lot of fun and while the children are experiencing them, they develop their language skills and social skills of sharing and turn-taking.
We have also started to read books about sharing and how we care for our friends. One of their favourite books is ‘You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset ‘. This is a big concept for the children, so we will continue to work on this over the coming weeks. This is a focus in the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) learning outcome 3.1 - children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.
Please feel free to come and have a chat with any concerns.
Junior Kindy Team
Pre Prep 1 News
Jingi Walla to our families and community.
We pray and hope you have all been safe and supported during what has been a challenging month for many people with the floods. Fortunately, the ELC was not significantly impacted however, there were still opportunities for the children to be involved in caring for the centre and cleaning up some of the areas that were impacted. Pre Prep 1 children have been learning about the different character profiles and one, in particular, has been Carrie Caring. Carrie Caring cares for people and the environment and the children in Pre Prep 1 implemented caring characteristics as they helped each other work together to scoop up sand that had been washed out of the sandpit and spread out into the yard. Creative thinking skills were ignited when the children were encouraged to think of different ways they could scoop up the wet sand. One child found some tongs from the kitchen and began to help clean up this way!
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Our unit of inquiry has involved the children discovering how emotions are linked with an action or event. We have been using the story ‘Have you Filled a Bucket Today?’ to help us learn about what actions create different emotions. The children this month have been using their agency to create and develop their own ‘Pre Prep 1 Bucket Filling’ story. The children have collectively written and drawn illustrations to represent their interpretation of filling and dipping into buckets and the emotions associated with this.
‘Power Rangers!!’ some children said as they awaited our visit from the Wildlife Rangers. We spoke about how Power Rangers and Wildlife Rangers were similar as they both are caring! The children were introduced to and met seven Australian wildlife animals. Some children felt confident to get out of their comfort zone and hold one of the pythons with their friends while other children chose to observe the animals close by.
We look forward to seeing what this next month entails alongside the children.
Pre Prep 1 Team
Pre Prep 2 News
It has been a lovely few weeks watching the children share their learning space with their families and explain some of the wonderful things we have been doing in our room. The St Andrews and ELC Community also came together during a significant time of need and our thoughts continue to be with all those affected by the floods.
Earlier in the month, we had the Wild Rangers visit. The children were mesmerized by the animals and the facts that Ranger Dionne shared. Lots of friends took on the learner profile of Ricky Risk-Taker and were super brave as they patted the animals. Ranger Dionne educated the children about the importance of protecting our wildlife and their habitats and recognising which animals are safe to touch and which ones we shouldn’t touch. This is very important information for when we start our Bush Kindy program.
As we are nearing the end of Term One, the children have become quite familiar with the learner profile puppets and are using them to recognise their specific learner attributes throughout the day. We know that children are curious and capable learners with a sense of agency and it is through play that they actively create meaning from their interactions with people and their learning environments. This has become evident as we continue to explore who we are and develop an understanding of our emotions and the ways that we interact. As the children’s sense of agency develops, they grow as individuals and in turn, they become better at problem-solving, decision making and working with others productively in the room. In Pre Prep 2, we provide resources that reflect the children’s ages, interests, knowledge, strengths, abilities and culture to stimulate and support their play. Resources that allow open-ended use of items like blocks, loose parts or cardboards boxes, foster creativity and the ability to manipulate concepts. Every day in Pre Prep 2, our program fosters critical skills, understanding and dispositions which are essential for your child’s lifelong learning, wellbeing and future.
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We are aware that some children are finding rest time difficult, however, it is important to remember that this is a short period where the children can recharge and relax. Research shows that rest time helps supports children’s learning and development and overall wellbeing. It also plays a role in learning and memory function and is critical for revitalising the body and mind and regulating mood. Please refer to our sleep and rest policy for more information.
Things to remember: Tuesday (sports on the oval) and Thursday (Library) wear closed-in shoes on these days.
Next term our unit of inquiry is: Sharing the Planet.
Pre Prep 2 Team
College Sports News
SOUTH COAST SWIMMING
Congratulations to Sophie I and Leo H who competed at the South Coast Swimming trial last week. Leo has successfully qualified in 7 events for the State Championships. At State, Leo received 3 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals and will compete at the National Championships later in the year. Congratulations Leo.
INTER LUTHERAN SWIMMING
Last week, 26 Year 4 to 6 students represented St Andrews at the annual Inter Lutheran Swimming Carnival. The 9 Years Boys, 10 Years Boys, 11 & 12 Years Girls and 11 & 12 Years Boys won their age groups and St Andrews placed 1st in division 2 for the day. Congratulations to all students involved, it was such a fantastic day.
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Our 5 Futsal teams competed at the Brisbane Metro Futsal Tournament last week. The teams played a lot of games and represented the College very well. The 12 Years Girls team and 10 Years Navy team have qualified through to Finals Day and both made the Quarter Finals. These teams have qualified through to the Champions of Champions Tournament later in the year.
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E- YEAR 3 CROSS COUNTRY
This week the E- Year 3 students competed in their Cross Country Carnival. The students ran or walked laps around the oval for 10 minutes. Each lap completed was a point to their House. Congratulations to all students involved. In total, the student ran over 2000 laps. The winners of the Carnival were Jubi. These points will go to the overall House Trophy at the end of the year. A massive thank you to our Senior School helpers and Year 6 Active School Leaders for making the day so special for our young students.
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Last weekend our 18 Kokoda teams spent the weekend out at Mt Nimmel for Kokoda Camp. It was an amazing weekend of training, learning and bonding. The teams completed three training sessions over two days, goal setting sessions and shared experiences about the event. All the teams impressed with their commitment and work ethic and we can’t wait to see how they progress over the coming months.
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SENIOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
This time of term sees our Seniors prepare and present their performance assessment. Our Year 12 Drama Students presented scenes from Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle and our Year 11 and 12 Music Students performed at The Senior Music Evening, which also featured our 2022 line up of The Saints.
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The Golden Clef Choir are working towards their first performance, early in Term Two, for the Anzac Day Service. The Choir is also enjoying their new rehearsal location in the Senior School Music Room.
The Semitones Choir are already having a ball learning their first two songs. They will be performing for the first time at our first assembly for Term Two.
This term in Music, the Year 5 cohort has been putting together a musical theatre performance. Many students are so passionate about their performances that during break times you can always spot a few groups practising around the school.
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Cilla Scott Head of Arts
News from the First Aid Station
We are very excited to welcome Kate Kroes to our team. Kate has a wealth of knowledge as well as being a qualified life guard.
MEDICATION AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT PLANS
In the lead up to the return of excursions and camps especially in Term Two please upload any Medical Management Plans via Parent Lounge. Ideally, all Medical Management Plans should be updated annually unless otherwise specified by your child’s doctor.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND DAILY MEDICATIONS
It is vitally important to upload via Parent Lounge any medical condition updates and or daily medications. This will ensure we are prepared for excursions and camps moving forward and will enable us to ensure the correct record keeping documentation is available to staff prior to the excursion or camp.
Liz Keppie Senior First Aid Officer
Uniform Shop News
St Andrews Leos Fundraiser
Important Dates 26 March - 29 April 2022
Saturday 26 March
10 Year Reunion Class of 2011 and 2012
Year 7 Arts rotations Showcase
Friday 1 April
Term One concludes ELC - Year 12 Easter Service
Good Friday (Public Holiday)
Sunday 17 April
Easter Monday Public Holiday
Term Two Commences Secondary School Photo Day
Junior School Photo Day
Junior School Year 5 and 6 Interschool Sport Games Prep – Year 6 ANZAC Service
ANZAC Day Currumbin RSL Dawn Service
Reconciliation Week Year 9 Googa Information Evening
Reconciliation Week Year 7 – 12 Three Way Conferences
Reconciliation Week R U OK Day?
Reconciliation Week Secondary School Interschool Sport