24 March 2023
Affirmation ∼ “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
Dear Parents/ Care Givers,
A big thank you to the P&C for the Icy Pole Day on 10 March. Students are very much enjoying them on those hot days. Well done, parents and staff. Mr McIlwraith has worked extremely hard to get our NAPLAN Testing up and running – it is an enormous job and take weeks of planning and set-ups for students to do the tests with no disruptions or issues with media equipment. Thank you and to the staff team helping during the two weeks. Ms Asplin requires a big “shout out” as well. Our Early Close on 28 March (12.30pm) for staff/parent progress meetings are welcomed once again after a few years of not being able to run these. Thank you for the plan and implementation of it. Great job. The Parent Development Team has organized for Paul Litherland to attend the school – he is an ex-policeman and really knows his cyber bullying/media issues well and presents them with fantastic skill and interest. This is on all day 30 March at school and for parents on that night, commencing at 6.30pm in the Undercover Area (refer to the APP for information details. We have an exciting week starting the 3 April – it is Harmony Week and we have several wonderful activities planned – refer to the details in this Newsletter and the APP/Caladenia Website. Wednesday sounds particularly interesting with Food Trucks on site for a huge Picnic Event on the Green. Thanks to Mr Smyth for organizing the School Photos once again this year – this kicks off in Week 10 (4-6 April) – again, a very big task – thanks, Mr Smyth.
Traffic Flow and Parking
It is evident from observations in Bushy Gardens (entry side of school) that certain drivers are breaking the law driving on the wrong side of the street and playing a dangerous game weaving in and out of cars to get through to Kiss n Drive bays – students are going to be seriously hurt if these cars hit them crossing the road. Please observe the local rules we put in place for safety reasons – drive anticlockwise and place students in designated drop-off points and drive with care and follow the rules of the road. Thank you.
· We are receiving the occasional note from parents indicating we are not doing a great job with our communications. While we take these comments seriously and have alerted our staff to ways of improving the cycle of communication recently, we also ask that everyone reads Newsletters, APP notes and our website for information (including the Term Planners which are updated regularly). More often than not, information requested is within these media platforms.
· Interschool Summer Carnival takes place next Friday 31 March – please refer to the APP and emails for detailed information.
· The first two days of Term Two (Monday 24 April and Tuesday 25 April) are pupil free days at Caladenia – Monday we have a Moderation School Development Day and Tuesday is ANZAC Day Holiday) – school recommences on Wednesday 26 April.
Keep well, everyone. Have a great weekend.
THOUGHT: “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
Congratulations to Jonah from all his friends in Room 15 for his recent win at an international Jiu Jitsu competition in Singapore where he won a gold medal. We’re so proud of Jonah and all his amazing achievements!
At Caladenia, we love showcasing our students’ sporting achievements and events, as well as any other interests that they would like to share with our Caladenia Community.
If you have something your child would like to share, please email along with photos to the email address below:
Harmony Week Celebrations
Monday 3rd April – Harmony Day Assembly – 8.40am in the Undercover Area
Tuesday 4th April – Coffee and Tea Morning 9.30-10.30am
Wednesday 5th April – ‘Living in Harmony’ Event 3-6pm
Thursday 6th April – Wear Orange Day
Friday 7th April – Good Friday – Public Holiday
Year 1 Room 8 – Mrs Evans
Room 8 Year One Pyjama Day!!!
We have been having lots of fun in Year One! On Friday 10th March, we loved wearing our pyjamas to school and raised $44.00 for Telethon. It was the best day because we were all so comfy, especially Mrs Evans.
That afternoon, we went into the sandpit to be real life palaeontologists. We used our rulers as digging tools and tried to find small plastic dinosaur fossils in the sand. It was a bit tricky, but great fun as well. We love our work in Year One!
Year 4 Room 34 – Miss Roberts
In Science this term, Room 34 has been learning all about Biological Science. We started off with looking at the life cycle of a tomato plant and thought we would try and grow our own! It is still a work in progress, but hopefully, later in the year we will have some fruit to show for our hard work. When we started growing our plant, we did some research on the anatomy of plants and how fruit grows. Did you know bees are the number one pollinator for tomato plants?
This research took us to designing and building our own bee board games. The purpose of these games was to teach others about the importance of bees in pollination, but also to have fun at the same time!
School Board, P&C News and Community News
Caladenia P&C are selling Icy Poles
at the school gates for
Friday 24th March
See you at the gates today!
P&C’s BUNNY BREAKFAST
BEFORE SCHOOL FROM 7.30am to 8.15am
NEXT FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2023
HOT CROSS BUNS $2
WITH JUICE $3
Don’t forget to RSVP via the P&C box located in the front office.
See the office ladies for slips or download from the app.
CALADENIA VIP PARKING SPACE
Are you frustrated with the L-O-N-G Pick up and drop off
lines at school?
We have a solution for your daily line challenge.
Caladenia P&C will raffle off 1 VIP parking spot each term.
If you are our winner you will be able to skip the lines and head straight for your VIP PARKING SPACE located in the main Staff Carpark at the front of the school, kindly donated by our Deputy Principal Mrs Asplin.
Tickets will be on sale Monday 27th March $2 per ticket
Winner will be announced Thursday 6th April
Ready to begin your VIP experience for the entire TERM 2
Please return tickets/cash to P&C box
at the rear of the office. Extra tickets are available from the front office.
1 PARKING SPACE UP FOR GRABS EACH TERM