St Augustine's School, Mossman 24 32 Grogan Street Telephone: 07 4098 1631 Mossman QLD 4873 Facsimile: 07 4098 2267 (P O Box 327, Mossman 4873) Mrs Yvonne Devlin, Principal Website: www.staugs.qld.edu.au Email: [email protected]
Welcome Father Karel
Dear Parents/Caregivers, Staff, Students and Friends of the St Augustines Community
If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. ~ Meister Eckhart
Last Sunday all the hard work of Mark Geddes, father of Courtney, Year 4, and Tristan, Year 2 and his team of helpers, especially Bryce Madgwick came together in a day of fun, laughter, skilled golf playing, and much hilarity. There were some very smartly dressed Mrs Browns Boys, super heroes, and exotic looking Flintstones as 78 keen players demonstrated their skills, or in my case, uncanny knack of hitting trees or finding the sand traps, on the Mossman Golf Course. There were so many wonderful prizes donated that all teams took home something at the end of the day.
Special thanks and much gratitude must go to the parents and friends of St Augustines School who assisted at the Golf Day. Without your very generous volunteering last Sunday~ selling tickets, cleaning and cooking on the barbecue, manning the various holes with games and fines or other duties all would not have been! So to the following people THANKYOU.
Nadine Lowenstein-Jones Callum Jones Elyssa Cotton David Cotton Hoaf Burnett
Richelle Woods Jackie Varney
Yvette LeGriffin Lisa Smith
Newsletter No. 16 30th May 2013
A MASSIVE THANK YOU!
The same thank goes out to Kim Geddes and Natalie Johnson who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to source the prizes in the lead-up to the Fundraiser. It is very much appreciated! Gratitude also goes to Grant Law, who volunteered his services to be lead the auction in the afternoon, which greatly aided the fundraising efforts for the day!
Recognition and huge thanks must also be given not only to the volunteers but also to those who generously donated incredible prizes. Our very sincere thanks and appreciation is given to the following companies and businesses. We do ask that you thank them when next you visit or use their services. A special certificate will be sent to each business in the following weeks from our school community in appreciation of their incredible support of us.
Your donations of prizes made the day a wonderful success so that our students of St Augustines will be endowed with further resources, especially in the form of more ipads/digital technologies to be purchased in the future to enhance their ICT skills.
Our 2nd Golf Fundraiser at St Augustines School built further on the success of the 1st! Thank you to the initiator and organiser, Mark
THANK YOU WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL LAST FRIDAY I have the upmost respect for our families who are totally involved in every adventure we have with our children and so supportive of our school culture. So thank you to those wonderful staff, students and families who grabbed their brollies just in case and formed the walking buses in three different locations north, south and west of Mossman. This year we managed to beat the drenching experienced last year and had a terrific turn out! I walked with the bus leaving the Woolies side of Mossman and it
was wonderful to see so many bodies get some exercise to start the School day. A final thank you to the wonderful supportive staff who organized themselves for the walk; to Alison Pendlebury who supervised the undercover area for me so I could walk and to Nadine Lowenstein-Jones, P & F President, and Richelle Woods who organized and cut up the fruit and provided the drinks. Well done to all - a great team working together!
QT Port Douglas
Ramada Resort Port Douglas
In Depth Cases
Pullman Hotels & Resorts
Daintree Discovery Tours
Mojos Bar & Grill
Norseman Fishing Charters
Northern Building Inspection
The Beach Shack
Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
Raine & Horne
Salsa Bar & Grill
The Junction Cafe
BONDI RESCUE VISIT ~ TUESDAY 4th OF JUNE Yesterday a note went home about this. Bondi Rescue cast members Reidy, Bacon, and Bisho will be at the school from 12:30-1:30 next Tuesday to deliver an Ocean safety talk, as part of a wider visit to the area. As there will be a filmed segment at school, additional media consent forms must be signed and returned to school by tomorrow. If consent is not received, then arrangements will be made for those students to not be part of filming. This is a very exciting opportunity to showcase our fantastic school on a wider media scale, so full school uniform and best behaviour from our kids is important!
FORMAL WELCOME TO FR. KAREL!
Our new parish priest has been a very welcome and active presence of school, recently helping the Preps and Year 6/7 classes celebrate liturgies and attending Monday morning prayer and Assembly. We are very much looking forward to including Karel in our school life, so please introduce yourself to him if you see him around!
It is been observed during eating breaks lately that nut-related products are starting to creep into student lunch boxes. A friendly reminder of the message that was given in one of the 1st newsletters for the year that
We are a NUT FREE SCHOOL. Children must refrain from bringing nuts, nut bars (muesli, health) nut
spreads (peanut paste, nutella) or any product that has obvious nut pieces to school. These foods can be eaten at
home. Whilst this may be inconvenient as a community, each of us needs to take responsibility for all of our children.
I have also noticed that some students are starting to get back into the habit of wearing rings, bracelets, anklets etc. or wearing shoes without notes that run contrary to our uniform policy. It would be appreciated if these matters can be attended to, and a big thank you to those students who are wearing our uniform correctly and with pride!
Mrs. Devlin returns from leave on Monday, so we warmly welcome her back as Principal to St. Augustines and wait with eager anticipation for some great stories of her adventures overseas!
As next Wednesday is World Environment Day, I leave you with this prayer
Living God, You reveal your great love through the beauty of Nature.
Help us to love and respect our world. May we be seeds for growth, raising awareness of the Sacred,
and teaching all to see and treasure your print in the gift of Creation.
May God be with you this week,
DATES TO REMEMBER
JUNE 3rd Welcome Back Mrs Devlin 4th Bondi Rescue Visit 5th World Environment Day 6th Clown Show for Prep Yr 2 7th Arts Council 10th Queens Birthday Public Holiday 20th Life Long Learners Award Night 20th Jump Off for Jump Rope for Heart 21st Last Day of Term 2! JULY 8th School Resumes for Term 3
Thank you to those who have volunteered to clean the undercover area for the following weeks, please contact the office to add your name to the list or call Elissa with any queries 0417 772 277.
24TH MAY LISA DWYER
31ST MAY BRINKLOW FAMILY
7TH JUNE RICHELLE WOODS
14TH JUNE ADRIAN NORTH
21ST JUNE JOCELYN MARR
6TH JULY ELISSA COTTON
13TH JULY LEONA HUGHES
27TH JULY LISA SMITH
People To People American Visitors
Thank you to those families who have graciously offered to host our American visiting students in July.
We are still in need of another 7 families to put their hands up and open their homes to these students.
This is a massive fundraiser for our school with us earning $5000 to host this group.
Blue cards are a requirement, if you dont have one call in to the office and we can give you the forms you need.
Any interested families please give your details to Tanya in the office.
Regards Richelle Woods
Well we hope all students are
enjoying the books they ordered
through the Book Club.
A big thank you to Di Knight,
Charlotte Gonsalves and Jean McDonald
who took on the organising of Book
Club this term.
The first time is a real challenge
and these ladies, especially Jean
gave up some of their free time to
learn the workings of a school Book
Club. All went smoothly in the end
with much help from Miss Leah who we
also thank for her tireless efforts.
We have earned somewhere in the
vicinity of $400 worth of books to
order. THANK YOU!
We are putting out a call for
any new book covering
volunteers as we have new books waiting to be covered.
The busy season is on us and
some of our present book
coverers have less free time
for this period. Thanks to
Jayne and Louise for your
help this term. Yvonne Grant
WANTED: Any unwanted fishing, motorbike
or NRL magazines that are still in good condition.
Rather than throw them out, the library can recycle them to our
readers. Please leave with the office staff. Thank you
STUDENT TRAVEL REBATES Semester 1, 2013
Visit our website to see if you qualify for financial assistance to
help with the cost of transport and apply at www.schooltransport.com.au by 31 May 2013.
Late applications cannot be accepted.
The phrase '65 Roses' was created when a younger brother of a small child, who had been
diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in the late 1950s, was unable to pronounce the name of the
disease. Instead he said that his sister had 'sixty five roses.' Since that time, the rose has
become the symbol of cystic fibrosis around the world.
During May, we are encouraged to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, which helps
hundreds of children and their families coping with CF.
Support Lesley Johnston in her mammoth effort to swim 65 laps at the Mossman Pool on Monday 3rd June Sponsor Form is available in the School Front Office
Even $1 will go towards helping hundreds of children and their families who live with CF
Bus Fare Assistance
Does your child attend a school outside the Brisbane City Council boundary?
Does your family spend more than $22/week* on fares to and from school (* $17/week if you hold a concession card)
Does your child travel on a publically available bus not owned or associated with the school?
Students with Disabilities
Does your child have a verified disability that requires transport assistance to and from school?
Has your schools learning support teacher assessed your childs travel capability rating as semi-independent or more dependent?
As new second hand uniforms for sale Phone Lisa Dwyer 0438691885
Small mens Jacket $30.00 3 x size 18 shirts $20.00 4 x M Shorts $15.00 1 x L Shorts $15.00 3x size 16 shirts $20.00 2 x 14 shirts $15.00 1 x 14 Mercy sport shirt $15.00 4x size 4 Shirts $10.00 1x 4 mercy sports shirt $10 00 2x 4 shorts $10.00
JASMINE ORCHARD AND HER PARENTS ARE ENTERING A TEAM FOR
WE WILL BE DOING A RELAY WALK FOR 18 HOURS AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE WOULD
LIKE TO JOIN OUR TEAM FOR THIS WORTHY CAUSE.
PLEASE CONTACT LOUISE ASAP ON 0400332903 OR EMAIL [email protected]