Term 1 Week 1 30th January, 2014 609 Drayton Wellcamp Rd Wellcamp Toowoomba 4350 www.wellcampss.eq.edu.au Ph 07 46304187 Fax 07 46304056 School Watch If you see any suspicious activity at our school. Ph 131788 Welcome to the 2014 school year! This is our first newsletter for the year. Our newsletters are uploaded to our website fortnightly on a Thursday. We only send hard copies home to families on request. We are always looking for feedback for our newsletters. Please don't hesitate to contact us. Term One is ten weeks and ends on Friday, 4th April. School resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday, 22nd April. With thanks I would like to welcome back our students and families from last year and make a special welcome to our new Charlton families and also to our Prep families and Families that were able to families transferring from other schools. To these families and their students, we support our P&C during hope you enjoy your association with the Wellcamp State School Community. Lots of new faces in this year, please take the time to say hello so we can all get the holiday— to know each other. Groundscare, Catering—your help is much Our staff include: appreciated by all stuPrincipal: dents. Glen McCosker—for your tireless work on weekends to help get our school ship shape and ready to start the new year. Kym Stansbie Teaching Staff: Robyn Cahill, Karen Dowe, Kerryanne Richter, Kym Stansbie, Janelle Trenaman, Cherie McDonald Specialist Teachers: Jodie May (PE), Bev Warner (German), Jill Field (The Arts) Kristy Aitken (Learning Support) Teacher Aides: Debbie Castles, Lee Missingham, Kylie Russell Admin: Lee-Anne Parish Cleaning Staff: Mick Castles School commences each day at 8.40 am and all children should be at school fifteen minutes before the official starting time, to allow them to settle down and prepare for the day's lessons. Except in exceptional circumstances, there should be no need for children to be at school before 8.15 a.m. Children who arrive before this time are required to stay under A-block until 8.15 a.m. After school, children are to be collected by 3.15pm. If this is not possible at any time, please contact the school to make sure supervision is available. The school’s phone number is 4630 4187. Parents requiring their children to arrive late or depart school early, are required by law to sign their children in and out at the school office, in the Late Arrivals/Early Departure Register. This register is maintained so that in an emergency, we know exactly who is and isn’t on the premises. When leaving early during the school day, for any reason, parents will need to report to the office in the first instance and complete the signout book. Children are to be collected from the classroom and NOT the front gate. Since mid 2005, parents have been supporting our Healthy Schools Program by participating in our weekly, combined Fresh Fruit & Vege Morning Tea each Friday. The P&C Committee buy all the fruit & veges each week to ensure high quality and variety and ask parents to contribute $1 per child each week towards the cost. We support the P&C in this fantastic endeavour and ask parents to send along the $9 per student for Term 1 (will start 7th Feb). Parents are expected to notify the school of their child’s absences preferably on the day the child is absent by phone call. A brief note addressed to your child’s teacher on their return is also suitable. That time of year again……... We will not be sending out new forms for internet approval. If you would like to change your child’s permission, please call in to the office for new forms. Education Queensland now has new forms for media consent. Forms have been sent home to all students—we apologise for those students that have already completed it. Please complete and return as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the form, please don't hesitate to contact the school. Also, if your family details have changed, the school needs to be aware of this. Particularly contact numbers, in case of emergencies. Please let us know of any change of address, contact numbers, emergency contacts, medical details etc. as soon as possible. If you have advised the school that your child has asthma, please remember that we require an Asthma Action Plan in consultation with your doctor. We have also sent home the Voluntary Contribution Scheme form. This year the price has remained at $20 per student for the year. This works out be only $5 / term. This money is used to enhance learning by providing photocopies of student worksheets and other educational material and also includes your child’s participation in the CWA International Day Morning Tea in Term 2 and special activities like cooking. The students will participate in a number of school excursions throughout the year. If there is a cost, the P&C often offer to subsidise part of the cost to parents. A permission note and details of the excursion are usually provided to parents about two weeks before the excursion. Please note that we understand times are hard for families financially, and we offer early part payments. We now have BPay set up with Education Queensland. If you would like to set it up so a small amount is deducted each pay, please see the office. We currently have families that utilise this arrangement, and this works out fantastically for both the school and the families. Please see the office if you would like more information. P-1 ; 1-2 ; 3-5 classes—Thursday 6th February Karen, Kerryanne and Robyn would like to invite new or interested parents to a meeting next Thursday (6th February) from 8.30am in the community room, to answer any queries you may have and to discuss homework, home reading and the class routine in general. All welcome! A letter will be sent home to Year 5-7 parents explaining homework. Please feel free to talk to Janelle or Kym if you would like clarification. Library Days Please remember to bring your library bag if you would like to borrow books Prep (Miss Dowe) -Monday 1 (Miss Dowe) - Tuesday 3-5 (Mrs Cahill) - Tuesday 5 (Mrs S) - Wednesday 1-2 (Mrs Richter) - Thursday 6-7 (Mrs S) - Thursday Student Free Day Inner Downs Primary School Tennis trials, for boys and girls born 2002 or later, will be held on Thursday, 13th March, 2014 at the Millmerran Tennis Courts. Please see the office for further information and nomination forms. Inner Downs Primary School Cricket trials, for boys born 2002 or later, will be held on Thursday, 6th February, 2014 from 3.15pm at Harristown State High School. Please see the office for further information and nomination forms. Our staff have been very busy getting ready for the new year. The new building is up and running and the toilets will be here soon. Staff also attended several professional development days and were lucky enough to hear Wayne Bennett speak about the importance of team work. We are all now fully motivated for an exciting 2014. Monday, 3rd February All welcome! P&C Meeting from 7.00pm Tuesday, 4th February All welcome! Uniform Clearance Sale 8am—9am Thursday, 6th February All welcome! Parent info session—Karen Dowe, Kerryanne Richter and Robyn Cahill from 8.30am Ol sto — i e t $10 ea …….. e S r Ja et Mat "#n% Tra P nt Ol S() * P+l S",(/#0i1e 2,3e ) U6if8 9 Sh8; <=>? @* 8ABC 8C TDesd , 4H FJK u Mr89 8 9 t 9 9. O P eaQ* cS>? C" istS? 8C 0426 101 083 t r nX* C Sl1B na1* (#Y* . The wearing of our school uniform is encouraged and will help new students feel they are part of our school. It looks neat, wears well, is sunsafe and shows school pride. Please ensure your children wear their uniform with pride.
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