All students and staff have been involved in a survey to obtain feedback regarding their camp experience last week. Overall the feedback has been positive. It was interesting to see the significant number of comments regarding the opportunity to develop friendships, stronger teamwork and the understanding of characteristics such as resilience. We will consider the feedback and use it to commence planning for next year’s programs.
End of Term 1
Please note that the students will be involved in a fun formation day ‘Lenten Fayre’ on Thursday 24 March to conclude the term. All students will be involved in our House Cross Country carnival in the first part of the day, followed by the Lenten Fayre during the middle part of the day. The afternoon will conclude with an Easter Liturgy at 2.15pm. School will conclude at 3.00pm and students will be dismissed at that time. It is expected that all students will attend school til 3pm on Thursday.
All students in Years 4, 6 and 8 will sit ICAS tests in Science (31 May), English (2 August) and Maths (16 August). Students not in these year levels wishing to take the test are permitted to do so; however, you must register and pay online. The costs and testing dates for voluntary participants, are identified below:
Science – Tuesday 31 May – from 7.15 – 8.15; Cost: $8.80 (Note: Years 4, 6 & 8 entered and paid for by the school)
English – Tuesday 2 August – from 7.15 – 8.15; Cost: $8.80 (Note: Years 4, 6 & 8 entered and paid for by the school)
Maths – Tuesday 16 August – from 7.15 – 8.15; Cost: $8.80 (Note: Years 4, 6 & 8 entered and paid for by the school)
Should you wish your son to participate in the optional testing for Science, English or Maths, please register and pay using the Online Payment ‘Other’ link by Clicking Here no later than 4pm Friday 18 March. Once cohort groups have been finalised, the College will confirm your ICAS enrolment.
Year 6 Mass 11 March
All Year 6 families are invited to celebrate Mass together this Friday in the Chapel. Year 6 families have received additional information regarding the Mass.
Student council representatives from Year 6, 7 and 8 along with Year 9 Student leaders will be acknowledged at the whole school assembly tomorrow morning Friday 11 March. Parents of the above students are invited to attend assembly at 8.25am and remain for morning tea afterwards.
The Autumn Music Evening will be held on Tuesday 22 March commencing with a Sausage Sizzle at 5.15pm, followed by the Concert at 6.30 pm. Performers will receive a free sausage. For guests, a cash bar will be available (Sausage Sizzle $2 per sausage and drinks between $1-$5). All performers will need to wear their performance uniform.
Year 4 Q&A Night
All Year 4, 2016 families were sent a letter asking them to advise the College by Monday 14 March of their plans regarding Middle School for their son. As mentioned in the letter, to assist Year 4, 2016 families with their planning and decision making on this important matter we will hold a question and answer evening at 6.30 pm tonight (Thursday, 10 March) in the Nudgee Junior Hall. This session will be in the form of a short presentation by the College Leadership Team followed by a question and answer session.
Mr David Gardiner, Deputy Principal