newsletter-2014-10-22 - Eagle Junction State School

EAGLE JUNCTION STATE SCHOOL
49 Roseby Avenue
Clayfield QLD 4011
Phone: (07) 3637 1111
Fax: (07) 3637 1100
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eagljuncss.eq.edu.au
Student Absence Line: (07) 3637 1166
FLYING EAGLE
From the Deputy Principals
Research supports the importance of oral
language as both the foundation for the
development of literacy skills and a strong
indicator of reading, writing and overall
academic achievement.
The Department of Education, Training
and Employment in conjunction with Queensland Health and Redland City Council
has developed an oral language app called SPEAK (Speaking Promotes Education
and Knowledge). The SPEAK app is a proactive approach to developing speaking
and listening skills in the early years of a child’s life.
SPEAK provides lots of fun, free activities,
SPEAK App
ideas and information or parents, carers and
educators to support and nurture oral
language development in children from 0 – 6 years
of age. There are multiple activities within each age group
to help boost children's speaking and listening ability. The
information and activities were developed by the Department with the
help of speech pathologists, educators and health professionals.
We encourage our families to download the SPEAK app to help �make chatter
matter’. The SPEAK app is free to download from the iTunes store and Google Play.
ICAS Testing Results
Mathematics, English, Writing and Spelling
72 Eagle Junction State School students participated in the International
Mathematics Assessment. Congratulations to the following students for their
outstanding results Year Level
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
Student Name
Sargun Virk
Lewis Williams
Declan Cleary
Manuja Dissanayak
Ruben Ripper
Nicholas Fraser
Benjamin Gunter
Zayan Aziz
Anhadh Virk
Ashleigh Pomeroy
Charlotte Sturgess
Daniel Cambridge
Catherine Seo
Award
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
High Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Certificates for all students that participated in the Mathematics Assessment will
be sent home this week.
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Student Absence
Phone
3637 1166
Diary Dates
Thurs Oct 23
6.00pm Junior Music Soiree
Fri Oct 24
7.45am Senior Choir
8.30am Gala Day 3
Mon Oct 27
7.30am Band Practice
7.00pm Prep Info Evening
Tues Oct 28
7.00am Chess
7.45am Vocal Ensemble
Wed Oct 29
7.30am Strings Ensemble
7.45am Junior Choir
1.30pm Junior Assembly
Thurs Oct 30
6.00pm Senior Music Soiree
Fri Oct 31
7.45am Senior Choir
8.30am Senior Assembly
Mon Nov 3
7.30am Band Practice
7.00pm P&C Meeting
Tues Nov 4
7.00am Chess
7.45am Vocal Ensemble
Wed Nov 5
7.30am Strings Ensemble
7.40am Junior Choir
1.30pm Junior Assembly
Fri Nov 7
7.45am Senior Choir
8.30am Senior Assembly
Mon Nov 10
7.30am Band Practice
6.00pm Music Support
Group Meeting
Tues Nov 11
7.00am Chess
7.45am Vocal Ensemble
9.30am
Prep
2015
Orientation Day
Wed Nov 12
7.30am Strings Ensemble
7.40am Junior Choir
1.30pm Junior Assembly
Thurs Nov 13 9.30am
Prep
2015
Orientation Day
Fri Nov 14
G20 Summit
Public Holiday
From the Deputy Principals cont.
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding results in the 2014 English Assessment –
Year Level
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
6
Student Name
Ragesh Ramanalingam
Isabella Sanfilippo
Sargun Virk
Lewis Williams
Myiesha Maisuria
Declan Cleary
Mackenzie Graham
Jiwon Seo
Anna Butler
Ben Gunter
Sofia Jaramillo
Ella Craddock
Nicholas Jones
Tom Dickson
Award
Distinction
High Distinction
Distinction
High Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Certificates for all 56 students that participated in the English Assessment will be sent home this week.
39 Eagle Junction State School students participated in the Writing Assessment. Congratulations to the following students for
their outstanding results Year Level
3
3
3
4
4
5
Student Name
Xavier Craddock
Myiesha Maisuria
Katherine Fan
Sofia Jaramillo
Millie Nucifora
Ella Craddock
Award
High Distinction
High Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Certificates for all students that participated in the Writing Assessment will be sent home this week.
50 Eagle Junction State School students participated in the Spelling Assessment. Congratulations to the following students for
their outstanding results Year Level
3
3
3
4
4
5
5
5
5
6
Student Name
Xavier Craddock
Myiesha Maisuria
Katherine Fan
Yathav Ragupathy
Emily Bucknill
Ella Craddock
Nicholas Jones
Gurushey Deo
Lucas Hassall
Katie Kok
Award
Distinction
Distinction
High Distinction
High Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Distinction
Certificates for all students that participated will be sent home this week.
Hearty congratulations to all students that participated in the ICAS testing in 2014. We look forward to the 2015
program and testing our academic skills against both local and international students.
EJ Thanks our Fabulous P&C
An enormous thank you to the P&C for their generosity in purchasing 2 brand new BBQs this week and the accompanying
products to keep them in tip top sizzling action. The timing of this purchase could not have been better as we prepare for both
the Junior and Senior Soirees and the host of events that take place in term 4 that require lean, clean cooking machines.
We are all very grateful.
Susie Randel-Kneipp and Fleur Provost
From the P&C
The year has almost flown by and Term 4 is shaping up to be a very busy one for the school – so too for the P&C. Just prior to the
holidays several members had the opportunity to attend the P&C Qld State Conference. Whilst spending 2 days locked in a
conference room talking about schools, fundraising and compliance issues may not sound like fun, it was actually a rewarding
experience and we are bursting with new ideas as well as a long list of “To Do’s” with regards to systems and operations within
our organisation. As a result of the information and inspirations we gathered during our time there we are endeavouring to
make our P&C as efficient and productive as possible. Most of these changes will occur behind the scenes so you may not see
any changes but trust me – there’s plenty going on in the background!
Another thing you might think where nothing is happening are the building projects we announced early in the year and thought
would not only be underway but most likely finished and operational by now. I’m sure all of you would understand there are
processes and procedures for the Department we need to follow with regards to any such major works. Although we now have
the go-ahead for the three main projects (new playgrounds, new tuckshop, new entry to the pool), we have only just found out
that unfortunately we are required to go through a formal open tender process. Previously we were given professional advice
that this was not required and we could get 3 private quotes to proceed. Because of this misinformation a lot of time has been
wasted and we are experiencing a further delay while this process is completed.
All I can say is that the P&C Executive has been working very closely with the School Management Team and we are all
committed to having these projects started and completed as soon as possible. To dispel some of the school-yard rumours..…
NO we are not waiting till the holidays to start if we can get things moving quickly….. NO we have not cancelled any of them…..
YES your hard work from all the fundraising WILL come to fruition.
The good news is we are not letting the hold up on these three major projects stop us from continuing with our rolling plan for
the school, upgrading play spaces, classrooms, buildings and grounds. We would love to have new members join us in this
journey – getting the information direct from a P&C meeting is a very satisfying way to keep up to date with all that is going
on. As various positions will become vacant at the end of this year, we would like to send out a request for parents to think
about how they might be able to make a difference to their child’s educational experience. You will be surprised what talents
you have that we need and you will never regret putting your hand up – particularly when your little Johnny or Mary puffs their
chest our and proudly tells all that you are the keeper of the money, or sell the most ice blocks at tucky or helped build a garden
or something. It is a priceless return for your efforts.
Lastly I’d like to thank everyone involved (big or small!) in fundraising for our school, including every sub-committee as well as
our dedicated grants team. We recently received a $35,000 grant towards the new pool entry, as well as a grant for a new
freezer in the Eagles Nest and the P&C have just purchased two massive BBQs in time for the Junior Soiree tomorrow night. Like I
said, there is movement behind the scenes!
Meg Graham
President
Sports Report
Annual Invitational Relay Carnival
The Queensland Primary School Swimming Committee’s Annual Invitational Relay Carnival will be held at
the Chandler Aquatic Centre on Friday 21 November, commencing at 6.30pm. Schools from Metropolitan
North, Metropolitan East, Metropolitan West, Darling Downs, Sunshine Coast, South Coast and Wide Bay
are eligible to nominate teams.
Interested students who are born 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 are asked to submit their 50m swimming times to Mr Summers by
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Friday 31 October. A small fee will apply to competing students.
Annual School Swimming Carnivals
During Week 9 (December 1-5) EJ will hold its annual swimming carnivals for 2014. Below are some important points about EJ
swimming carnivals.
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Prep-Yr2 carnival has an emphasis on participation and enjoyment and there are races catering for all children.
Yr3-7 carnival also doubles as a selection trial for the 2015 interschool competition.
Yr3-7 students will be required to trial for all events during PE lessons and lunch times as shown in the table below.
Yr3-7 students will be required to wear a swimming cap and swim shirt during all swimming trials.
8 year old (2006) students will compete in 25m events.
9 years and older students will be eligible to trial for 50m events. The top 16 competitors in each age group and stroke
will compete in 50m while all remaining students will compete in 25m events.
Each stroke has a separate 100m event. This event is open to all ages and only the 8 fastest competitors will compete in
this event.
Swimming trials will commence in Week 5 with backstroke and breaststroke trials taking place. During Week 6 freestyle
and butterfly trials will commence.
Please note that the only accepted times will be those taken during school trials.
Swimming Timetable:
Week
Monday
5 (Nov 3 – 7)
Yr4 Trials (PE)
Tuesday
Yr3 Trials (PE)
Wednesday
Yr 5 Trials (PE)
6 (Nov 10 – 14)
Yr4 Trials (PE)
Yr3 Trials (PE)
Yr 5 Trials (PE)
7 (Nov 17 – 21)
Year 6 Camp
Year 6 Camp
Year 6 Camp
8 (Nov 24 – 28)
Year 4 Camp
Year 4 Camp
Year 4 Camp
9 (Dec 1 -5)
P-Yr2 Swimming
Carnival
Thursday
Yr3H Trials (PE)
Lunch 2
100m Free
Yr3H Trials (PE)
Lunch 2
100m Back
Lunch 2
100m Breast
Lunch 2
100m Fly
Yrs 3-7 Swimming
Carnival
Friday
Yr5HM Trials (PE)
G20
Yr6, 7 Trials (PE)
Yr5HM, 6, 7 Trials
(PE)
Yrs 3-7 Swimming
Carnival
Aquathlon/Triathlon
Students who are competitive runners and swimmers should consider trialing for the 2015 Metropolitan North Regional Triathlon
and Aquathlon Team to represent the region at the 2015 Secondary Schools’ State Championships to be conducted in Hervey Bay
from Thursday 19 February 2015 to Saturday 21 February 2015.
Who: This event is open to students who are born 2004 and older
Date: Sunday 9 November 2014
Venue: Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast
Cost: Entry Fees are applicable for this race
Race information can be found on-line at http://www.triathlonqld.com.au/Events/AllSchools.aspx or ring TQ on 3369 9600.
Closing date for entries: Sunday 2 November. Interested students should see Mr Summers for more information.
Jump Rope for Heart
Every two years Eagle Junction State School participates in Jump Rope for Heart. Students will be receiving information on how
they can help support the Heart Foundation in raising funds to help this worthy cause. Lunch time skipping sessions will be held
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so students can practice their skipping tricks in the lead up to our “Jump off day” Tuesday 18 November. Stay tuned for more
information.
Mark Summers
Physical Education Teacher
Year 2HE News
We began fourth term by welcoming Rehan
Vahora to Eagle Junction State School and to
our class of 2HE. We are very pleased to have
Rehan in our class.
In English this term we are studying the genre
of narratives. We are enjoying listening to lots
of different narratives and exploring their
structure,
characterisation
and
plot
development. We are specifically looking at the
sequence of events in narratives. We have
studied lots of different narratives which
contain these �events’ and we are learning to
write new events which could fit into the stories.
We are enjoying using rich vocabulary and
�storybook’ language.
In Mathematics, we have begun maths
rotations, which we enjoy doing three times
each week. In maths rotations, each of our five
maths groups moves between five different activities. The activities include explorations in spatial relations, shape, money, time
and number. We enjoy using our ipads in maths rotations which have good apps for practising our number facts.
In Science this term, we are studying Environmental Science. We are enjoying learning about the need to protect the
environment, by looking after the atmosphere, the water and the soil. We are alarmed at the number of species which are either
endangered or extinct. We are learning that as individuals we can all look after the environment by remembering the principles
of �Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.’
In Technology we are studying gadgets. We are learning about inventions and how these inventions help us to do everyday
chores more easily, more safely and more quickly. We will all be doing an Oral Language Presentation about the invention of a
gadget of our choice.
In Geography we are learning about �Place’ and the way in which we are all connected by the places in which we live.
We are all continuing to enjoy learning and working hard in 2HE. We all feel that this year is going very quickly and we have
decided that this is because we are all having so much fun!
Eagle Junction Swimming Club News
After another great turn out at
the second Swim Club meet for
the season, we are pleased to
announce our Club Captains for
season 2014/2015 – Lulu
Mitchell and Nick Jones
pictured with Perry McGarry,
Vice President of Swim Club. Congratulations to you both.
KLM Shield
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This carnival will be held on Saturday 1 November at
2.30pm at Wavell Heights State School. Selection is based
on times from the last two weeks. If you know your child will
not be available on this date, please notify the Secretary as
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the team must be submitted by Friday 24 October.
Don’t forget to check out the webpage where you will find
weekly times along with weather updates when applicable.
Music News
Music Soirees for 2014
Junior Concert – Thursday 23 October 6.00pm
Senior Concert – Thursday 30 October 6.00pm
Junior Concert: featuring the Prep Eaglets Choir, Year 1 Choir, Junior Choir and Beginner Strings
Senior Concert: featuring the Senior Choir, Intermediate & Senior Strings, Junior & Senior Concert Bands,
Percussion Ensemble
EJ School Hall
Gold Coin Entry – Sausage Sizzle / Raffle Prizes to be won
Donations for the raffle prizes can be left at the school office.
Our Year 2 and Year 3 students had great
fun at the Disco!
Thank you to all our helpers!
Year Three Poetry Workshop with Helen Ross
This term Year Three is learning about poetry.
On Wednesday 15 October Brisbane poet Helen Ross went to each year three classroom and taught us some essential poetry
rules. These include every poem doesn’t have to rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia and that paragraphs in poems are called
stanzas. Miss Helen helped us write a clerihew which was fun.
We all enjoyed the �thought shower’ and were inspired to write our own poetry. Miss Helen kindly donated one of her poetry
books to the library.
Nisey Mangilit and Lewie Chapman
A clerihew is a funny poem about specific people such as your
parents, teacher, best friend, pet or anyone else you can think of.
It is a four line poem with an AABB rhyming pattern. The first line
names a person and the second line ends with something that
rhymes with the name of the person.
Keka
Liked to practice number facts over a loud
speaker
They shut off the awful loud sound
So she went home dragging her feet on the
ground.
The Beach
By 3H
Feet sink in the hot soft sand
Surfers surf on the crashing waves
People look across the beautiful land
Or tiptoe into the dark gloomy caves.
The Beach
By 3G
We see fascinating flying fish
Soft coated wet sand
Staying here would be my wish
I wish I owned this land.
The Beach
By 3MH
Shiny shells sparkle brightly
Around dark sand caves
Mothers hold their children tightly
As they play in the wild waves.
The Beach
By 3CP
I see
The sun shining brightly on the sand,
Sunbeams sparkling on the ocean,
Sand dancing across the land,
While people rub on suntan lotion.
The Beach
By 3M
Coconuts tickle the pal tees
Children jump like kangaroos on the hot sand
Leaves wave happily in the breeze
As we listen to the amazing beach band.
EAGLE JUNCTION STATE SCHOOL - BOOK ORDER FORM
BOOKS BY HELEN ROSS (aka Miss Helen)
ABN: 9627 5096155 Web: http://www.helenross.com.au
Dear Parent
Recently, Brisbane-based children’s poet and children’s author, Helen Ross (also known as Miss Helen)
visited Grade 3s to conduct a wonderful poetry workshop. She read some of her poems to our class which
we all enjoyed.
Many teachers and students showed an interest in having their own copy. If you are interested in purchasing
a copy for your child, Helen’s books are available online via her website at http://www.helenross.com.au
ONLINE PAYMENTS:
Credit card and direct debit orders are available through Miss Helen’s website
www.helenross.com.au OR www.redhen.com.au (type in HELEN ROSS in the search box). Miss Helen
has advised that orders via www.redhen.com.au will be despatched within 48 hours of processing of order.
Postage and Handling costs are included in online orders.
SCHOOL DELIVERIES:
However, Miss Helen has kindly indicated that, if there were substantial orders, she would be very happy to
return to our school to personally deliver the books to students/parents and sign copies. Miss Helen has
advised that cash payment (on the day) would be required.
So that we can ascertain the numbers of students/parents interested in purchasing a signed copy directly
from Miss Helen, please complete the following form to return to your child’s class teacher.
Please do not include payment at this stage.
Thanking you
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EAGLE JUNCTION STATE SCHOOL - BOOK ORDER FORM
BOOKS BY HELEN ROSS (aka Miss Helen)
BOOK TITLE
RRP
A Christmas Tail co-authored by Helen Ross & Donna Smith
ISBN: 9780987306715 Hardback - Available in Australia via
www.redhen.com.au - link at www.helenross.com.au
eBook, Paperback and Hardback versions are available on
Amazon and other online stores. eBook is also available on
iTunes. Amazon links – Click on link via www.helenross.com.au
Bubble Gum Trouble and Other Giggle Poems
Pub. by Little Steps Publishing. Suitable for children of all ages.
ISBN: 978-1-9210429-9-7 Paperback
Available in bookstores or online at www.redhen.com.au Follow
link via www.helenross.com.au
10 Yellow Bananas Pub. by Little Steps Publishing.
ISBN: 978-1-9210428-9-8 Paperback Suitable for prep- Grs 1 & 2
Available in bookstores or online at www.redhen.com.au Follow
link via www.helenross.com.au
Santa is in Our Chimney Limited Stock Published 2006
ISBN: 0-9775135-0-5 Paperback
Available online at www.redhen.com.au Follow link via
www.helenross.com.au
SET OF FOUR (includes FREE copy of original version of 10
Yellow Bananas)
A COPY of each of the above books can be available online at
www.redhen.com.au Follow link via www.helenross.com.au
(discounted price) OR
Go to: www.redhen.com.au (In Search box, type in HELEN
ROSS)
$24.95
Less
Discount
$ 24.95
$16.95
$ 15.00
$16.95
$15.00
$ 11.95
$ 6.99
$ 85.75
$ 61.95
Qty
TOTAL
Helen Ross Books:
ABN: 9627 5096155
Order Form for School delivery
PLEASE PRINT
Contact Name & Role:
Student’s Name:
Grade:
Teacher’s name:
The above order form includes discounts that are not available through bookstores or online.
TOTAL
Parent Network
EJ EAT STREET - TICKETS ON SALE NOW, Book online:
http://www.trybooking.com/105933. If you can, please come along and
support the Parent Network and all the volunteers coming together to put on
EJ EAT STREET.
EJ families who have languages other than English are planning some amazing
French, Italian, Spanish/South American, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Indian,
American and Australian food. We have an amazing EJ dad on guitar and vocals and some fantastic prizes to be won.
The hall will be transformed with food marquees, lights, lanterns & colour. The Lime Zone have kindly offered to babysit at their
place - see invite for details.
SOCIAL SIDE
Year / Class
When
Where
What
Prep G
3.00pm
Friday 25 October
9.30am
Thursday 6 November
Straight after school
Thurs 6 Nov
Thurs 4 December
Melrose Park
Park play
White Jam CafГ©
21 Zillman Rd, Hendra
Melrose Park
Coffee morning
Prep G
Year 1
Play dates
Siblings welcome. Please bring a plate to share
should you wish
Book Orders For 2015
If you can help out with the book packing, we would love to hear from you - any amount of time is appreciated! We will be
packing the books from 26 - 28 November at school so if you would like to help, please send an email to Anna Fuller
on [email protected]
Meal Deal $4.00
Chicken Tenders and garlic bread
Gala Day Grab Bags will be available on Friday from 8.00am at the Eagle’s Nest
Gala Day Grab Bag only $3.00
п‚· Packet of chips
п‚· Muffin
п‚· Apple
Keep a look out for our upcoming Red Day!
Kerri White
Be like the
KARATE KID
Children’s Self Defence
Classes at YOUR SCHOOL
Venue: Undercover Area next
to Tennis Courts
When: Wednesday & Friday
Afternoons
Time: 3:10pm – 4:10pm
Phone: (07) 3268 5501
BRISBANE MARTIAL ARTS
ACADEMY
BOOK NOW TO AVOID
DISAPPOINTMENT Limited
spaces available
Uniform Shop News
Small school backpacks & library bags are
back in stock so if you have been waiting on
either of these items, pop down to see us.
Thank you for your patience.
COMMUNITY NEWS
24 October 2014
Arts & Crafts Festival 31 October – 2 November
St Mark’s Anglican Church, Bonney Avenue, Clayfield
Opening night Friday 31 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tickets $20 incl wine & light refreshments
Saturday 1 November 9am-5pm
Sunday 2 November 10.15am-1pm
Admission $3 incl morning/afternoon tea
Works for sale by local artists and crafters
www.stmaraksclayfield.org
[email protected] -
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