Principal’s Comment 23rd November 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a busy and entertaining week with student leadership and involvement to the fore.

McDonalds McHappy Day

This involvement and commitment was very evident with our Year 10 students who organised the McHappy Day activities and participated in two, raising $350 from their car wash and face painting. In all over $6,000 was raised for the whole day, which included the sports-themed dress-up day. Apparently this total is double what was raised last year and has already inspired the current Year 9s to aim for $10,000 when they run the event next year. I confess to really enjoying my spell handing out food at the drive-through as part of the whole enterprise. Our thanks go to the Maguire family for allowing us to be involved and for their tremendous support. They run an amazing operation which I was very pleased to observe.

Motor Neurone Fund Raiser

It was also heartening to have the Year 9 students lead our Chapel service on Wednesday. Linking Christian teaching and charitable activities is a sound and effective way of ensuring that our community service is properly grounded. I look forward to hearing of the successes of their dress-up day, sausage sizzle and ice-bucket dousing of Mr Castelli.

Commendations

Again, I have been delighted to present more certificates of commendation as follows:

Bronze

  • Abigail Knox
  • Hayden Fiegert

Silver

  • Bailey Fiegert
  • Ashton Burnside
  • Kacie Goodman

Gold

  • Riley Wandel

Book Lists

These have been posted out and you should all have received them; however, please let Reception know if you have not received them or have any questions.

Awards Night

This is approaching rapidly and is scheduled, as you will know, for Wednesday 5th December at 1830, in the Civic Centre. Dress for students is, as always, full winter uniform including blazers and tights.

Twin Towns Programme

The Esperance Twin Town Committee have just updated Student Exchange Programme Information Kit and Application form on the Shire Website below. As you will see via the link below the programme is for students in years 9 to 12 with a knowledge of the French language.

https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/esperance-twin-towns-program

Nominations are currently open and will close on Monday the 11th of February 2019.

Calendar

As always, a reminder of the events unfolding over the remaining weeks:

The Week Ahead
Week 8 Jackman on Duty

Monday 26th to Friday 30th November – Year 11 Outdoor Ed expedition
Tuesday 27th November – 1210 – Snake Bite presentation (postponed from previous Monday)

  • 0900 Year 10 Needles
  • 1700 PFA Meeting in Dempster 2
  • 1800 McVay Dinner

Further Ahead…
Monday 3rd December – Eucharist and Year 12 Leavers’ Dinner at School
Tuesday 4th December – GSSSSA Athletics Competition
Wednesday 5th December – 1830 - Awards’ Night – an invitation has been sent
Thursday 6th December – Beach Volleyball Carnival
Thursday 6th December – Final day of School for students
Friday 7th December – Staff training day – student-free day

With all good wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Kerr

P. Kerr Fulton-Peebles
Principal