Congratulations to all the students who received Merit Certificates on this week’s assembly. Thank you also to the Year 5 students for sharing their presentation on ‘Getting Along’ which is our Program Achieve focus for the next two weeks. The next Junior School Assembly will be held in the Raelene Boyle Hall on Wednesday 4 March at 8.30am. Students from Year 4 will be making a presentation and Merit Certificates will be awarded to selected students from each class. All parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join the students from the Junior School at this assembly. Years 3 to 12 Swimming Carnival The Years 3 to 12 Swimming Carnival has been rescheduled for Tuesday 25 February and will now be held at the Kawana Aquatic Centre. Further information can be found on Parent Portal. You are all welcome to attend the Carnival. “Talk About It” – Life Education Program On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 of February, Life Education Queensland, in conjunction with our School, will be presenting sessions from their Sexual Health and Relationship Program, “Talk About It”. The content covered in these sessions is part of our Health and Physical Education curriculum. Students from Years 5 and 6 will attend one session while Years 7 and 8 students will attend two sessions. Further information can be found on Parent Portal for parents with students in these year levels. Prep to Year 2 Beach Awareness Program Students from Prep to Year 2 will be participating in a four-week Surf Awareness and Beach Activities program facilitated by specially trained members of the Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia. The program will take place each Friday morning, commencing on the 28 February and concluding on the 20 March. There is further information on the Parent Portal and parents of Prep to Year 2 students are asked to login by Monday 24 February to view this information. Healthy Child Check Early childhood is a critical time for development. Children often experience peaks and troughs in their development. For this reason, we have sought out an expert team of senior health professionals to provide a development screen of the children’s hearing, eyesight, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and speech and language abilities. Fully qualified and experienced professionals will conduct the screens. The Audiologist, Speech Pathologist, Optometrist and Occupational Therapist have specific experience working with young children within clinics on the Sunshine Coast. The screenings will take place at Caloundra City Private School in the week beginning 4 March, 2020. As part of our School’s assessment program all Prep students participate in the screenings. The screenings are also available to all other students at the school. If you are interested in your child participating please contact me at email@example.com or on 54375800 for further information. Class News from 1LM We cannot believe that it is the end of Week 4 already! It feels like just yesterday that the students in Year 1LM were meeting new friends and reconnecting with our Prep friends at our class party before school returned and now, we have finished four weeks of school. We have been so busy learning new routines, exploring a variety of places around the school at break times including the oval, library, hall and playground. We have enjoyed our specialist lessons and are looking forward to beginning our Beach Safety program next week. We started our Buddy program in Week 3, which saw our Year 6 Buddies come and introduce themselves and we did some get to know you interviews. The Year 6’s will meet with us each Thursday afternoon to help us develop social skills, support our learning and provide support and friendship in the playground. Here are some photos from the class party, rotations, and buddy time in 1LM.