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10/11/2016

END OF YEAR PROGRAM 2016

 
Year 7, 8 and 9 students.
On Monday to Friday of week 9 – (28th November to 2nd December) students will be completing their formalised assessment tasks and finishing their assigned coursework in English, Mathematics, Science and their elective subjects. During this week all outstanding text books and materials booked out from reprographics during the year may be returned. Tablets hired from the Take Home program can be returned from the end of week 9.
 
From Monday 5th December to Friday 9th December, students will then take part in a special program which builds on the main Education Queensland themes of healthy and active living as well as numeracy and literacy and critical thinking that have been stressed during 2016. Some of the activities will include sun safety and surf safety with swimming/boogie boarding; a maths Olympics, visualising and verbalising; art work and community service.  It is expected that all students will participate in these activities.
 
To aid in the organisation of these activities, there will be some changes in the school timetable.  Starting and finishing times are as usual but during the day students will have just one main break from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The school tuckshop will operate a limited set menu during this time with pre-orders of each daily ‘meal-deal’ required. Students will also be divided up into special classes for this final week of activities. All pupils will be advised in assemblies of any special clothing or material requirements that will be needed for any sessions - however they should all come to school in the final week with pens, pencils, a calculator and a notebook.
 
If parents have any questions regarding the program they are welcome to contact Graham Quinn on 41300222.
 
 
OUT OF GROUNDS EXCURSION- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
As part of the end of year program all Year 7, 8 and 9 students will travel to Nielsen Beach to participate in educational and enjoyable sessions of beach safety, lifesaving and sporting activities. Students are requested to bring their beach clothes on the required day outlined below:
 
Surnames
Date
Day
Session
A – FH
5/12/2016
Monday
Afternoon
HH – NP
6/12/2016
Tuesday
Morning
PR - WZ
7/12/2016
Wednesday
Morning
 
All students, including non-swimmers, will be bussed to Nielsen Beach on their allocated day. Non –swimmers will be provided with relevant lifesaving educational worksheets to be completed at the beach.
All students in the MONDAY AFTERNOON session must attend school in full uniform and change at school into their beach clothes/ togs prior to the start of their beach session.
Students in the TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MORNING sessions may arrive at school in their beach clothes, then must change back into full school uniform at the end of their session on their return to school.
Student may bring their own Body Board (at their own risk). While not in use the board may be stored in the PE staffroom.
 
It is strongly recommended for students to bring a water bottle, wide brimmed hat and long sleeved shirt for sun protection.  Sunscreen will be supplied.
 
No student will be allowed to leave directly from the beach, and students that do not travel on the bus to the beach will not be considered part of our group.  
 
Any issues regarding these arrangements can be directed to Robert Thatcher, Physical Education Department.