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NEWS 2 TERM 2 2014


Leadership Team News
Congratulations to all of the children and families for such a great start to the school year! The new Prep children have had a successful start to the year, thanks to supportive parents and staff. We look forward to another great week.

Parent Teacher Information Nights
The annual Parent/Teacher nights are being conducted this week and next. Your child's teacher will have communicated to you which night these will be held. It is always great to see the number of parents who make sure that they attend each year. We encourage all parents to come if you possibly can.

Year 5 Tuesday February 4 Prep Year 7 Wednesday February 5 Year 1 Year 2 Tuesday February 11 Year 3 Year 6 Wednesday February 12 Year 4

5:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:00pm 5.30pm

St Augustine's Swimming Carnival

This Friday, our swimming carnival is being held at the PBC Olympic Pool. All children from Years 3 - 7 plus children who have nominated from Year 2 (who are turning 8 this year) will be participating. To ensure a successful day there are a few reminders which we ask parents to reinforce with your children:

 We remind all children that they are expected to stay in the house colour area during the day, wear sun
protection - hat, rash shirt, sunscreen- and have plenty of water on the day;

 Children are to stay in the shaded tent area when not competing - not to play in the stands behind the
tent area or play on the grassed area;

 Children need to go to the toilets with a buddy and should not use the canteen at the pool;  We need all children to have their name marked off the roll by their child's teacher when they leave at
the end of the day. Parents are very welcome to be there - don't forget there is usually a parent relay at the end of the day! We look forward to a great day.

Leadership Days
Our Year 7 children will have their leadership day at St Monica's next Monday and Year 6 will have their day on Tuesday. At these days the children will have the opportunity to learn a little more about leadership as well as elect the captains and sports captains for 2014.

Uniform Reminders
We are very proud of our uniform and what it stands for in the community. Just a few reminders:

 Sports shoes worn with sports uniforms in Years 1-7 AND in Prep with their new uniform, need to be
predominately white with white laces (no coloured laces please);

 Ear rings need to be sleepers or studs. For safety reasons, any other type should not be worn to school;  Hair below the collar for both girls and boys should be tied back at all times (safety/hygiene).

Students with Medical Alerts

Returning students with special medical alerts will receive their annual Medical Alert Information Sheet this week. Please check the current details and fill in the details that need adjusting (many just need to change grade and teacher) and return to Mrs Marrison A.S.A.P. Any new students to the school who have medical concerns will also receive an Information Sheet which needs to be completed and returned to the front office. A Medical Alert Meeting is planned for Wednesday 26 February. We strongly encourage you to attend this meeting with your child.

Administration of Paracetamol

From time to time your child may need a panadol (for fever, pain or discomfort). For us to be able to administer a panadol to your child the following form (Authority for Administering Paracetamol In An Emergency) needs to be completed and signed each year. There are conditions that apply to administering paracetamol: * only given in an emergency (ie. fever, pain or discomfort); * only one dose is to be given; * parents will be required to take the child home or to a doctor at earliest convenience; * paracetamol only preparations to be given. No mixtures; * paracetamol not to be given to those who have had an adverse reaction to it. Please hand in the form to the front office. Thank you.

Administration of Prescribed Medication
At times, your child may need to be given medication during school hours that has been prescribed by their doctor ie. antibiotics etc. If this is the case, we ask that you fill in the attached Student Medication Request Form and hand into the office together with the prescribed medication. Please ensure that the medication has the original pharmacy label, with child's name, dosage, times to be taken and that the student has received the medication at home without ill effects. The medication is kept securely in the Sick Bay room or fridge. NB: It is the parent/carer responsibility to collect these prescribed medications from the office at the end of the school day. Stephen Montgomery, Lynne Rohanna and Jane Marrison (Leadership Team)

General News
Student Banking - Youthsaver Student Banking: Each Thursday at 8:30pm Drop Youthsaver bank book off at the front office.

Student banking will recommence this Thursday. If you would like your child to do student banking, please hand in your Youthsaver book to the office by 8:30am. Once the banking has been processed, the books will be returned to the classroom teacher via their pigeon hole. Students from Prep through to Years 4 have today received a parent information pack regarding joining/participating in Student Banking. For more information please click on the attached links Deep Sea Savers Letter to the Parent/Carer; New to School Banking / Already Involved in School Banking? Thank you once again to Bernadette Smith who has generously offered to process the children's banking each Thursday.

Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service has completed routine oral health care for students attending St Augustine’s. Please consider attending your family dentist in-between offers of care by the Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service to assist in maintaining your child’s oral health. A dental pain relief and trauma service operates between offers of care to provide emergency treatment only. In the case of an emergency, telephone the Oral Health Call Centre on:

1300 300 850 Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.30 pm, excluding Public Holidays.

St A's 2014 Swimming Carnival
The St A's Swimming Carnival will be held at the Palm Beach Pool this Friday, 7 February for students aged 8 13 years (students in Year 2, turning 8 in 2014, have the option of attending). The carnival will start at 8:40am and finish at 2:45pm. All students in the relevant age groups are expected to attend, with class roles taken on the day. For the carnival to run smoothly, we ask that all students be at the pool no later than 8:20am, and be picked up at the above designated time. Students are to wear their sports uniform and house colour hat (available from Uniform Shop), bring along sunscreen, towel, rashshirt (optional, but recommended!) and swimmers (one piece for girls (nipper two piece fine) and no boardshorts for boys (skins OK), as well as, 2 x drinkbottles. House colour swimming caps will also be distributed on the day and must be worn during races. Freestyle (either 25m or 50m) will be the only compulsory stroke for the students. All details were discussed with the students, by our year 7 leaders, in their respective House Colour meetings. Once again students were placed in either Torpedo (old A division) or Electric Eel races. Students who only attend OHSC before and after school on Friday 7 February will be able to catch the bus departing St A’s at 8:15am and will return by 3:00pm from the po ol. If this is the case, please notify the front office.

Programs are available from the front school office prior to the day for 20 cents each or available by clicking on the Events link. Records can also be viewed by clicking on the Records link. Both Programs and Records are also displayed on the front school noticeboard.

District Swimming Carnival
Students aged 10-12 years and finish 1 or 2 (fastest times per age) from our school carnival, will only be eligible for the District Carnival if they have met the expected qualifying times. Names of successful students will be placed up on the front school noticeboard next Monday 10 February. These students will compete at Somerset College Pool on Tuesday 18 February. A note will accompany home all successful students. Mr Shaun Dolan (Sports Co-ordinator)
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Student of the Week


Aria G Sophia C


Amelia W


Jag G


Hamish P


Matt O'G


Kai M


Taj M


Zac H


Kellin H


Keely L


Ben H


Braden S


Connor H


Bianca T


Beau M


Noah B


Jerome McL


Keilan W

P&F News
The Parents and Friends Association of St Augustine’s Parish Primary School would like to welcome you and your family to our school community in 2014. We are an active committee, meeting 1 or 2 times a term on a Tuesday evening (dates TBA). Our objective is to promote the interests and assist in the development and improvement of St Augustine’s Parish Primary School. We hope you are able to contribute to the P & F this year. Wish us luck! We will be in contact soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!

P&F / Music Dept. Christmas Raffle (Skateboard - Red) 2013 Result

Winner: Sophie Z. (Year 7). Congratulations! Martin Sanders (P & F President -

Tuckshop Roster
TUCKSHOP COOKING/HOME BAKING: Thank you for sending in ONLY cakes/biscuits etc. made from ‘safe’ or nut free products to sell at our tuckshop. NO almond meal please.

Please click on the link for the 2013 Tuckshop Price List.


Tuckshop Helpers:

Home Baking Roster: -

Monday 3 February

Tuckshop Closed

Tuesday 4 February

Tuckshop Closed


Wednesday 5 February

T Jones (11:00 - 2:30), L Creedy (8:3011:30)

Thursday 6 February

J Fields, T Danielsen

Y Gibson

Friday 7 February Wednesday 12 February

S O'Grady (8:30-11;30)

K Dick

D Power (8:30), J Harry (11:30-2:30)

S Morley

Welcome back to all for 2014. If you would like to help out in the Tuckshop in 2014, please call in and see us from Wednesday to Friday. New Tuckshop list will be out in about 3 - 4 weeks. We will be adding new tasty treats and taking some items off the menu. Nicole Lee and Robyn Curran (Tuckshop Convenors 55078135/162)

Coming Events

Parent Information Evening (Year 5 - 5:30pm) Tuesday 4 February Parent Information Evening (Prep: 6:30pm) Parent Information Evening (Year 7: 6:30pm) Wednesday 5 February Friday 7 February Monday 10 February Tuesday 11 February Parent Information Evening (Year 1: 6:00pm) Swimming Carnival, PBC Pool (U8 - U13 ) Year 7 Leadership Day, St Monica's Parish Centre Year 6 Leadership Day, St Monica's Parish Centre Parent Information Evening (Year 2: 6:00pm) Tuesday 11 February Parent Information Evening (Year 3: 6:30pm) Parent Information Evening (Year 6: 6:00pm) Wednesday 12 February Parent Information Evening (Year 4: 5:30pm) Friday 14 February 18 February Thursday 21 February Wednesday 26 February Monday 3 March Wednesday 5 March Thursday 6 March Friday 7 March Friday 21 March Monday 31 March Thursday 3 April Opening School Liturgy, 8:30am in the hall District Swimming, Somerset Pool Spanish classes commence (3:30-5:00pm) Year 3-7 students Medical Alert meeting. Regional Swimming Ash Wednesday Parent Meeting for Confirmation/First Communion - 7pm, St Monica's Tugun. Catholic Swimming Summer Sport Commences Year 6 Surfing

Friday 4 April Monday 21 April Tuesday 22 April Wednesday 23 April Wednesday 7 May Tuesday 13 May Wednesday 14 May Thursday 15 May Thursday 29 May Monday 9 June Tuesday 10 June Thursday 24 July Friday 25 July Tuesday 29 July Monday 4 August Thursday 14 August Friday 15 August 18/8 - 22/8 Tuesday 26 August Friday 29 August Friday 29 August Thursday 4 September Friday 12 September Monday 6 October Monday 20 October 27/10 - 31/10 Tuesday 11 November Wednesday 12 November 17/11 - 27/11 Tuesday 25 November

End of Term 1 Holiday Term 2 commences St A's Cross Country District Cross Country NAPLAN Testing NAPLAN Testing NAPLAN Testing Catholic Cross Country Queen's Birthday holiday Regional Cross Country St A's Field Events St A's Track Events Track and Field "C Schools" Trakc and Field Championship Day Catholic Schools Music Festival Catholic Schools Music Festival Bookweek Regional Schools Track and Field Events Gold Coast Show Holiday St Augustine's Feast Day Catholic Athletics/Ballgames St A's Beachathon Labour Day holiday Pupil Free Day Book Fair Catholic Readers Cup Catholic Aquathon Swimming Lessons (prep - Year 5) Christmas Concert

Thursday 27 November Friday 5 December

Christmas Concert Last day of term 4

Term Dates

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Professional Development and Planning Days To be advised Wednesday 29 January - Friday 4 April Tuesday 22 April - Friday 27 June Monday 14 July - Friday 19 September Tuesday 7 October - Friday 5 December

Community News
Tugun Soccer Club - Sign on Dates
8th, 9th, 15th & 16th February. 10am - 2pm at Boyd Street, Tugun. All ages from Under 6 Call Dan 0402 668682 or email

Tallebudgera Valley Tigers Football Club Sign On Day
Come and join a new family friendly soccer club. All ages welcome.

When: Saturday, 8 February, 2014 between 9am - 12:30pm Where: Coplicks Sports Complex, Cnr Tallebudgera Connection Rd and Andrew Road, Tallebudgera All Enquiries: Contact: Luis Marquez on 0421 157851

Tally Valley Indoor Sports Centre Soccer Sign on
Friday February 7 (3pm-5pm). Kids Indoor Soccer is played for 8 weeks each term on Friday afternoons. U5’s to U13’s-Boys and Girls. Learn skills and play matches. Friendly atmosphere and not affected by weather. Season starts Feb 14 and cost is $56. Call Chad on 0421 168 322. 335 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora

South Coast Net Set Go Junior Program Sign-On
Commencing March 2014 at Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach. Net Set Go/Junior teams (5 to 7 years and 8 to 10yrs) will play non-competitive rounds in conjunction with jnr competition. Times for all age groups will be notified when team nominations are collated. Important dates for the coming season - South Coast Sign-on for Saturday Junior/Net Set Go: Sat 15 February 8:30am – 10:30am at Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach Sat 22 February 8:30am - 10:30am at Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach Grading Days : Saturday 8 March 2014 and Saturday March 15 2014. March Past and First week of Competition will be 22 March 2014. For further information and contact details please click on the link.

Palm Beach Currumbin Lions Junior AFL Club - Sign On
Club Sign On Saturday 8 February at Metricon Stadium and Sunday 9 February at the club for season 2014. We are located at Salk Oval – Thrower Drive, Palm Beach. We cater for 5-16 year old Boys AND Girls (girls only comp - U15 and U18 teams). And we want YOU to come and play with the Lions. Our NAB AFL Auskick program will also commence on Friday 14 February from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. If you need further information please call Eunice Ferguson (Secretary) on 0438 172 716. We hope to see you all down at the PBC Lions very soon.

Hockey Burleigh Incorporated - Sign On Day

Juniors U8, U10 and U12 all play early Saturday morning while U14, U16 age groups play Friday nights. Come and give it a go! Sign on day is Saturday 15 February, 10am - 12noon. Cnr of Musgrave and Hockely Lane, Labrador. If you cannot make sign on day, don't worry - visit our website and follow the links. Click on link for more details.

Ladies Luncheon at Currumbin Creek Tavern
Saturday 22 Feburary, 12 noon, at Currumbin Creek Tavern, 3 Traders Way, Currumbin Waters. Cost $100 pp. Includes: Shared Entree Plate, Two Course Lunch, Beer, Wine, Bubbles and Soft Drink, Entertainment, Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, including best shoes. So grab your girlfriend and book your place today. All proceeds from this event will go to Ovarian Cancer Australia. Contact Janelle 0417 608 142 or Evita 0403 757 212 for more information.

Become A Volunteer Host Family

Make Your Place Their Second Home
World Education Program (WEP) is inviting Australian families to experience another culture within their own homes by becoming volunteer host families. Choose a student from Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands or South America and get a glimpse into the life of another culture without having to leave the comfort of your home! Our exchange students are just as excited about sharing their own culture and life experiences as they are about becoming a member of an Australian family. Arriving in July: Pietro (17) from Italy is sporty, representing his region in tennis. He is a member of the scouts and plays the guitar and drums.

Cecile (15) from France is a keen dancer, in both classical and jazz. She is also an excellent skier and enjoys the smaller, non-materialistic things in life. Find out more! Getting to know your student before he or she arrives brings fun and joy to everyone involved. Take the next step and contact WEP today to receive a full information pack for your family, including student profiles. Phone: 1300 884 733 + MANY MORE

Email: Online: Open your home and hearts to an international exchange student! It’s easier than you think and a fantastic experience for all! Sylvia Kelly (Manager - Inbound Exchange Programs)