There is a lot on the program for the final 5 weeks of Term 3. Our Year 10 and 11 students left on their camps on Thursday this week. Year 10 is heading to outback Queensland for their adventure and I know they will enjoy the various activities that they will experience. Year 11 is heading for Sydney, Canberra and the snow. While this is vastly different to the outback it will be equally interesting and I know they will have a great time. Thanks to the teachers for planning and supervising these events and we pray that God will bless and care for both groups as they head out of the classroom for their education over the next nine days.
The end of August is fast approaching and brings with it an important event for our OP eligible Year 12 students. These students will be sitting the QCS test on Tuesday and Wednesday 29 & 30 August. They have been well prepared for this event and we wish them all the best as they apply their knowledge and skills to the questions they are asked to respond to.
Big Camp begins on Friday 15 September and I would like to remind you that school finishes on Wednesday 13 September because of the number of people arriving to set up for camp on Thursday. Big Camp is a great event and I ask you to consider attending some of the meetings if you are able—I am sure that you will receive a blessing. Caravans will be placed on the top oval after the finish of school on Wednesday.
Please note that the College office will close Friday 15 September and re-open for business Monday 25 September.
Book Week begins next Monday and closes on Friday 25 August with the Book Character Parade. This has become an annual event and it is good to see so many of our students getting into the spirit of the event by dressing up as their favorite book character.
On Monday (Tuesday at the latest) next week your child in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be bringing home a sealed envelope that contains their NAPLAN results for this year. Please ask them for it to ensure that you have it for your records.
Thanks for taking the time to read our news.
-Mr Graham Baird, Principal