Today we hosted a “Free Shirt” day to raise funds for the Salvation Army Bush Fire Appeal. If you would like to further support this worthwhile cause donations can be made online. Rosie’s Christmas Appeal The School is once again running our Christmas Appeal in support of Rosies – Friends on the Street. Rosie’s supports those in our community who are less fortunate or at risk of homelessness. If you would like to be part of our appeal, please donate non–perishable food items, crockery and toiletries such as: Poppers Shelf life milk Tins of spaghetti and baked beans with pull back tabs Muesli bars Packets of biscuits – savoury and sweet, crackers Tinned meats such as braised steak and vegetables, corned beef or chicken with pull back tabs Tins of salmon and tuna Tins of fruit and vegetables Disposable plates, bowls, cutlery, cups, toilet rolls, travel sized hygiene items and eco-reusable shopping bags. Please bring these items to Administration or your classroom by Tuesday 26 November. Thank you for supporting the CCPS Christmas Appeal! Prep to Year 2 Swimming Carnival Reminder that tomorrow, Friday 22 November the Prep to Year 2 Swimming Carnival is being held at the Caloundra Aquatic Centre. Students need to be at school for an 8.30am departure. The carnival begins at 9.00am and will conclude at approximately 11.30am. Please ensure that you have accepted the permission form on Parent Portal and completed the diary stickers sent home with your child requesting event nominations and student departure notifications. All parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join the students at this event. Culminating Dates Our Semester Two Culminating events began this week with the Year 3 students very excited to share their work with the audience of parents and grandparents. These events are continuing over the next week and are a lovely celebration of learning. I encourage parents, grandparents and friends to attend these events. The date and time for the remaining events are as follows: Kindy – Thursday 28 November at 1.45pm Prep – Monday 25 November at 2.15pm Year One – Tuesday 26 November at 2.15pm Year Two – Tuesday 26 November at 12.15pm Year Four – Monday 25 November at 8.50am Year Five – Tuesday 26 November at 8.50am Year Six – Wednesday 27 November at 2.15pm Junior School Performance The Junior School Performance is being held on Thursday 28 November at 9am in The Raelene Boyle Hall. This promises to be an exciting event with students performing in a dance production titled, “Dancing Through the Decades”. All parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join the students from the Junior School at this performance. Booklists 2020 Booklists for 2020 are available via Parent Portal and are to be ordered online or faxed directly to the company, Campion. Orders must be received by Wednesday 11 December 2019 and delivery of these book packs to your nominated address will occur during the fortnight ending 24 January 2020. Book packs can only be delivered to residential/business addresses, not Post Offices. For any further information or help in ordering your 2020 book packs, please do not hesitate to contact the Administration office on 5437 5800 2019 Class Visit On the morning of Friday 29 November each Junior School student will have the opportunity to meet with their 2020 class teacher. This meeting aims to assist students in a smooth transition to their next year level by providing them with an overview of events and expectations specific to their 2020 year level. Last Day Arrangements for Year 6 On Friday 29 November the Year 6 students will commence the day by participating in the Obstacool course and then join the Senior School for their end-of-year Activities Day. There will be more information regarding this event on Parent Portal. Last Day Arrangements for Prep to Year 5 Students On the last day of term, Friday 29 November the students from Prep to Year 5 will be participating in an activities day at School as part of our Behaviour Management program. All of the students who have done a terrific job of managing their own behaviour and making great choices will be participating in our ‘You Can Do It’ Celebration Day. The students will enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including the Obstacool course. The Obstacool Course is made up of a mix of inflatable’s including wedges, inflatable tyre run plus the feature attraction, the Big Bopper which is 40m long! Along with this, there are walls, tunnels, commando nets, ‘paddle’ on the water’s edge and more. There is more information regarding this event on Parent Portal. Semester Two Report Cards Junior School reports will be available on Parent Lounge from 3pm Thursday 28 November. This report is based on the student’s attitude and behaviour as well as their academic achievement in all subjects to date this semester. This report provides a summary of your child’s achievements this semester. I would encourage you to value all areas of your child’s development. OSHC – Vacation Care The Vacation Care Program for the December/January school holidays is on Parent Portal. The Educators, Ms Vanessa Smith and Ms Maddy Yates, have organised a number of fun and enjoyable activities for the children to participate in. Bookings can be made through My Family Lounge under the casual calendar section. If you do not have access to My Family Lounge please contact Katrina Rava by phoning Administration or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are filling quickly, so please give consideration to your requirements for care over the holiday period. End of Year Wishes The next week of school will pass incredibly quickly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every family for their kindness and support throughout 2019. We as a School Community have many accomplishments to be proud of this year and the events of recent weeks confirm what a wonderful School community we have. It takes the Staff, Parents and Students working together to build what we have and I am very proud of our School and what we offer. Best wishes to every family for a very happy holiday and a joyous Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all at the Class Parties on Friday 24 January, 2020 at 2pm. Class News by 3JH Science Fun in Year 3 Year 3 have had a blast this term learning all about the three states of matter and how temperature can alter the state of some substances. The students have conducted a number of experiments to see how gas takes up space, how we can change liquids into solids, how we can change solids into liquids and how liquids can turn into gas. The students really had to put on their thinking caps to explain why sunflower oil didn’t freeze when numerous other liquids ended up rock solid after being in the freezer for 24 hours. Turns out, it has a much lower freezing temperature than substances like water and milk. Luckily, we don’t need oil to make things like ice cream and ice blocks! Students have also enjoyed watching videos and learning how the atoms or molecules in substances change according to their temperature. Hopefully the students will use this newfound knowledge when they undertake some cooking lessons in the last week of school.