Principal’s Message Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers

Manager Corporate Services
Several weeks ago we welcomed a new Manager Corporate Services (MCS) to our team in the front office.  Managers, Corporate Services were previously known as registrars. They have an important role to play in supporting principals to effectively manage the school’s finances, particularly so since the introduction of one line budgets. Some of you may have already met our new MCS, Linda Wayman, who has been appointed to the role permanently. I’m confident that everyone in the Kapinara school community will make her feel very welcome.

P & C
A huge thank you to our P & C, who last night approved the donation of $1000 towards the purchase of a range of new items, that will be shared among the two Pre-Primary classes.  The new purchases will create some new and different opportunities for play/learning both indoors and outside. We will share some photos of these when they arrive. Your investments of time and money toward fundraising mean that we are able to provide opportunities above and beyond those we would otherwise provide, or in some cases, earlier than we otherwise would. So thanks for supporting fundraisers such as the purchase of Entertainment Books and cake stalls. There is also another quiz night coming up in August …

Cross Country Faction Carnival
Students in Years 3-6 participated in our Faction Cross Country carnival today. We shared the event with Year 3 -6 students from City Beach Primary School, at City Beach Oval. With the exception of the Year 3 students, who soldiered on through the wind and rain, children in Years 4, 5 and 6 ran in sunshine. We look forward to finding out which faction collected the most points. This will be announced at the next assembly, along with the names of those students who came through in first to fourth place. Mrs Smith will provide information to children in Years 3-6, and their teachers and parents, regarding who will represent the school at the Interschool Cross Country carnival on Wednesday 20th June, also at City Beach Oval.       

Next Wednesday afternoon (13 June), the children from Pre-Primary to Year 2 will participate in their cross country event at Kapinara. Please see the information attached to this newsletter provided by Mr Hodgson. The Year 2 students will run first, followed by the Year 1s and then the Pre-Primary students; enabling the Pre-Primary children to familiarise themselves further with the way things work.

Health
We all have a role to play in preventing the transmission of diseases in the school environment. While it is often difficult to prevent the transmission of common respiratory (colds/flu) and gastroenteritis infections that occur, every effort should be made to minimise the spread of infection:

  • children should stay at home in the early stages of illness as at this stage they can be infectious and shed the virus or bacteria through coughing, sneezing, contaminating surfaces and personal contact
  • children who are ill should not to return to school until:

             they are symptom free if they have a cold or flu; and

             for at least 24 hours if they have had gastroenteritis

  • parents should seek medical advice if their child has ongoing symptoms of illness

… and Safety
I would be grateful if you would join us in reminding children that bikes and scooters should be wheeled to their resting place once on school grounds, not ridden. Please also be reminded that everyone entering the school from Catesby St should be using the paved path, not the driveway leading to the staff carpark. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in this regard.

Please join us for our assembly on Friday, presented by Miss Stewart’s Year 5/6 class.

Best wishes

Elizabeth Blackwell