Term 3 Updates:
It is hard to believe that it is Term 3 Week 3 already. We already have had a jam packed first three weeks with students participating in many events. We have had many students competing at Regional Shield and KCD athletic. Last Monday we had the first of our 2023 Prep Open Days and on Friday we celebrated NAIDOC week with our official assembly. Congratulations to the senior indigenous students who spoke with great pride and confidence as they led the assembly. A special thank you to Mrs Hamilton, Ms Ellis, Ms Burns and Chappy Cheryl for all the work they did behind the scenes to organise the week and assembly for us. Many of our students took advantage of the free hearing tests that were conducted on site.
We would like to welcome back Mrs Jensen this term and welcome Mrs Deb Perrett to our staff. Mrs Jensen is teaching 4J Monday to Wednesdays and Mrs Perrett will teaching on Thursday and Friday. Thank you to Ms Wright for all her work with 4J and we wish her well in her new adventures for the rest of 2022.
Bookfair: This week we held our annual Bookfair in the hall. Thank you to the families who supported this event. A percentage of book sales is returned to the school as credits so we are able to purchase new books for the school library. These credits provide us with the opportunity to keep our library well stocked with updated and current titles.
Prep 2023: Enrolments for Prep 2023 are open. We are currently able to accept enrolments from students outside of our catchment area.
Open Day: Thursday 4 August All children and parents who are due to start Prep in 2023 are invited to attend our Open day. Come along, meet some of the teachers and take the opportunity to hear all about your child's Prep Year. Please share with any friends or family who have a child who will be turning 5 by June 30 2023.
Free Dress Days:
Hero for Heart Pyjama Day: Friday 5 August. Wear your PJ's to school and bring along a gold coin donation. All funds raised support the Hero for Heart foundation.
Superhero Day: Friday 9 September. Dress up as your favourite superhero and donate a gold coin to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Year 6 High School Transition Yeppoon State High: Transition activities have started for all Year 6 students in preparation for Year 7 in High School. All students must complete a High School enrolment and attend an enrolment interview before they can attend the next round of transition activates. Students received an enrolment pack at the end of last term. If you require another on please ask at the office or contact Yeppoon High School directly.
Gala Days: Year 5 and 6 students have more great opportunities to attend more sporting Gala days this term. Soccer, Touch Football and Cricket are the sports for this term. We encourage all students in these year levels to participate in these fun days. These days will provide them with opportunities to participate in sports they may not usually play.
Instrumental Music - Bootcamps: Our beginner musicians will be participating in a Bootcamp day with other coast schools providing them with the opportunity to practice and perform with other young musicians. Watch for more information from Ms Candy and Mrs DSR.
Pine Fest Performances: Some of our senior students will be invited to perform at Pine Fest. Information will be coming from Ms Candy.
Student Free Day: Friday 2 September is a State-wide Student Free Day. Our teachers will be spending the day completing professional development. Dr Matt Capp a leading expert in inclusive education will be leading our teachers in developing and designing learning experiences to support all learners using the Universal Design for Learning Principles. We are looking forward to furthering our knowledge and ways we can continue to support all of our learners at Emu Park State School.
Year 5 Boyne island Environmental Camp: In Week 10 Year 5 students will be attending camp at the Boyne Island Environmental Camp. Three nights and four days of fun while they participate in Mission Impossible. Students will bring home more information soon.
Parent Teacher Interviews: We will finish off the term with our second round of Parent Teacher interviews. An email with instructions and details on how to book your interviews will be sent to all families in the coming weeks.