This was our biggest one yet with about 600 special guests and it was another huge success. You could see by the smiles on our students’ faces how much they loved having their grandparents or special guests there for them on the day. Many grandparents had travelled from long distances and this made the event all the more special.
Guest speaker Brian Andrew talked about how important grandparents are and it was wonderful to see so many of them here for their grandchildren. You can see all the photos here.
As you can imagine, catering for so many people is a huge undertaking so I want to publicly thank Julie Peters, Sharon Wolsley the Hospitality students and all the staff who helped on the day.
The concert, set up, classroom activities and all the small details that go into the day was orchestrated seamlessly. I want to thank the Property Team, IT and Penny White in particular for their behind the scenes work.
Welcoming baby Aria Bella Kriel
I’m sure the Year 2 students in particular will be very excited to learn that Mrs Kriel has given birth to a beautiful little girl. Arai Bella Kriel came into the world on Wednesday 19 July weighing 3.1kg and was 48cm long. Zara sent in some very cute photos (below), one of which showed Aria at one day old next to Rachelle Kavanagh’s Charlie who is now 12 weeks. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship and they certainly look cute together.
New Bus Zone from 1 August
I mentioned in my previous article how there were going to be changes to the bus zone and now we have the firm date of 1 August which is when they come into effect.
All the buses will drop off and pick up students from the Roberts Road bus zone from 1 August. Students will be supervised and directed when they can board their bus. They will also be escorted to the bus stop from the Kiss and Go area.
I am confident that this new arrangement will add increased safety for our students and families.
Operation Jump Street
An email went home earlier this week passing on information given to us by Queensland Police. The email listed the particular offences the police will be targeting and reminded parents that the patrols will be undercover in unmarked cars.
We encourage all our families (and students) to drive safely obeying the road rules – not just to avoid a fine but to keep our students safe.
No dogs on campus
Do not bring your dog on campus, particularly around the Prep, 1 and 2 buildings. We are also finding that some parents are bringing their dogs when they are participating in Masterpiece Dance after school.
This does not depend on the size of the dog or how well the dog is trained. I would ask that you respect the College’s resolution and that you do not bring your dog onto the College grounds.
There are many problems associated with bringing dogs on campus not the least of which is the snowball effect that happens. If one person brings their dog many seem to follow. That is really where the problem starts to happen.
Dogs are very cute and yours is especially, after all it is one of the family, but they will be okay on their own in the short time that it takes to collect or drop off your children.
Mike Curtis, Principal