South Grafton Pub­lic

The Daily Examiner - - NIE -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS on a truly won­der­ful day at our Sesqui­cen­te­nary 150 year cel­e­bra­tion. The oc­ca­sion was an out­stand­ing suc­cess and we were over­joyed with the mag­nif­i­cent turn out of our com­mu­nity and the many for­mer stu­dents, teach­ers, staff and their fam­i­lies who trav­elled far and wide to at­tend our cel­e­bra­tion.

Our staff re­ally en­joyed lis­ten­ing to the many funny sto­ries our for­mer com­mu­nity shared with them when vis­it­ing their for­mer class­rooms. It was also very in­ter­est­ing lis­ten­ing to how our school has evolved struc­turally and where cer­tain build­ings were orig­i­nally placed and how our play­ground has changed dra­mat­i­cally over the his­tory of the school.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our stu­dents and staff who per­formed su­perbly at our Cre­ative Arts con­cert. This was an op­por­tu­nity for our school to show­case how tal­ented our stu­dents are and the hard work of our staff who pre­pare th­ese groups. I know from the

feed­back that our au­di­ence was highly im­pressed with the qual­ity of this con­cert.

Our school Li­brary will be open to the gen­eral pub­lic dur­ing school hours if you wish to visit the his­tor­i­cal dis­play which will re­main in our Li­brary for most of this term. Please en­sure you sign in at the front of­fice. Many of our vis­i­tors were able to lo­cate photos of them­selves and share them with their fam­i­lies.

Our thanks to our spe­cial vis­i­tors Mr Jim Simmons, who at­tended our school, Mr Chris Gu­lap­tis, Mrs Meghanne Wel­lard, Mr John Thorn­ton, Mrs Sue Hillery and Aunty Nita.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our mag­nif­i­cent Sesqui­cen­te­nary com­mit­tee who spent so many hours pre­par­ing this ma­jor event for our school and we are all very ap­pre­cia­tive of their time and ef­fort over the last 12 months with the end re­sult be­ing an out­stand­ing suc­cess for all who at­tended. Thank you also to our won­der­ful P&C, our staff and our stu­dents who sup­ported our staff through­out the day.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Gail Brother­son for win­ning the very pop­u­lar Chicken coop. Thank you for your out­stand­ing sup­port of this raf­fle and our thanks also to Mr Zacek for or­gan­is­ing this ac­tiv­ity, the Men’s Shed for build­ing this ex­cel­lent prize and Sharni Bunn-Elling­wood for her win­ning de­sign.

Jacaranda ac­tiv­i­ties are fast ap­proach­ing. Our school is in­volved in a num­ber of Jacaranda ac­tiv­i­ties:

Thank you to ev­ery­one who came along and sup­ported the ‘Pa­rade of Youth’ on Satur­day. It was once again a fab­u­lous turn out of stu­dents and staff.

To­day, Tues­day 31st Oc­to­ber - Jacaranda Lunchtime Con­cert is be­ing held at Mar­ket Square. Our stu­dents will be show­cas­ing their tal­ents at the Jacaranda lunchtime start­ing at 11am and fin­ish­ing at 12 noon. All of our com­mu­nity is in­vited to view this con­cert and sup­port our school. It is ad­vis­able to bring your own chair and re­fresh­ments if you are at­tend­ing.

Thurs­day 2nd Novem­ber Jacaranda Thurs­day Half Day Pub­lic Hol­i­day School will be open from 8.30am -1.00pm. Buses will pro­vide morn­ing trans­port but will NOT be pick­ing stu­dents up at 1.00pm. All stu­dents at­tend­ing school must be picked up by par­ents by 1.00pm.

Fri­day 3rd Novem­ber Tel­stra Riverlight Fes­ti­val (Vene­tian Car­ni­val) Our Academy Choir, Stage 3 Dance and Skip­ping team are per­form­ing from 5.45 to 6.15pm. All stu­dents in­volved have re­ceived per­mis­sion notes which need to be re­turned by Fri­day 27th Oc­to­ber.

A re­minder to all our prospec­tive Kinder­garten par­ents for 2018 that we re­quire your child’s en­rol­ment form so we are able to plan our classes for next year. We are very hope­ful to have four kinder­garten classes. Your sup­port would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and th­ese forms may be re­turned to ei­ther of­fice as soon as pos­si­ble.

Our Year 4 stu­dents en­joyed a Cre­ative and Per­form­ing Arts day at South Grafton High School re­cently. Stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing mu­sic, ce­ram­ics, art and drama. It was a great day and eased some of the high school fears. We would like to thanks South Grafton High School for this op­por­tu­nity.

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