Junior School News – 24 October

This year the Daniel Morcombe Foundation is holding its annual Day for Daniel on Friday 25 October. The Foundation sees its role in the community as assisting educators and parents in the education of children about their personal safety. To continue to raise awareness for this very worthwhile Foundation, students are encouraged to wear something red to school (hair band, ribbon on shirt, wristband etc) on Friday 25 October. The School will not be collecting any donations, however, if your family would like to contribute you can visit the Foundation’s website. Junior School Assembly The next Junior School Assembly will be held on Wednesday 30 October at 8.30am. The students from Year 2 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. P&F Halloween School Disco The P&F’s Halloween Disco is to being held this Friday 1 November between 5.30 and 7.30pm. These events are always lots of fun and a great opportunity to catch up with everyone. Please note that this is a School social and not a drop off event. Parents are encouraged to bring a chair and enjoy the community atmosphere whilst the children are at the disco. There are further details and a link to the bookings website on Parent Portal. Year 6 Orientation for 2020 As the end of the year approaches, the Senior Heads of House and Dr McMahon are busy getting ready for the Year Six students to make the move across into the Senior School. Last week the Heads of House and Mr. Dever spoke to the students about the Senior School, subjects they will be doing and answered many questions. On Tuesday this week the Year Six students joined their House’s morning Home Room for the first time. This will occur every Tuesday for the remainder of the year. On Monday October 28, the Year Six students will spend a day in the Senior School attending elective classes for the day. This will give the students an idea of what a day in the Senior School could be like, moving between rooms, having specialist teachers for some subjects and getting a feel for what it will be like in 2020. The staff are looking forward to welcoming the students into the Senior School over the course of the next weeks. Kindergarten and Prep 2020 We are currently making arrangements for the Kindergarten and Prep Orientation mornings, which are being held on Thursday 7 November (Kindergarten) and Friday 8 November (Prep). The mornings provide your child with the opportunity to meet their fellow classmates while participating in orientation activities within a classroom setting. Invitations to these events have been sent out this week. If you are yet to enrol your child for the 2020 school year and they are either turning 4 years old by the 30 June 2020 (Kindergarten) or 5 years old by the 30 June 2020 (Prep), I would like to extend an invitation for you to make an appointment to tour the school and learn more about the Kindergarten and Prep programs offered at Caloundra City Private School. Please contact Sally Simm on 5437 5800 or by emailing ssimm@ccps.qld.edu.au to make an appointment time. Parent Portal Term 4 is a very busy term with lots of events. Notifications, event information and student permission forms are communicated to parents via the Parent Portal. Please ensure you check this regularly, at least twice a week to keep up to date. Class News from City Stars Kindergarten We have many fun and engaging things planned for the City Stars this term. To kick off our fun themed term, we visited the Strawberry Fields and picked yummy ripe strawberries. It was a fantastic morning out and the children loved traveling on the bus, playing on the adventure playground and eating strawberry ice cream. The City Stars are now looking forward to bringing their bikes and scooters to school in Week 4, having a visit from the Fire Department and riding the Slip and Slide later on in the term.

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