Pre-Prep News - July 2019

Pre-Prep News - July 2019

Pre-Prep News – July 2019

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This term we welcome the following students and their families to St Hilda’s Pre-Prep:

  • Mia Lovus, PP1T, Acacia
  • Summer Miller, PP3, Acacia
  • Alexis Teunissen, PP2T, Acacia

PRE-PREP TEA TOWEL FUNDRAISER

This term we are running a Tea Towel Fundraiser! The unique tea towel we have produced is made up of illustrations by all of the students in Pre-Prep. The drawings are arranged in one commemorative design and screen printed in navy blue onto high quality tea towels. The tea towels look wonderful and are easily able to be posted, making them a fabulous reminder for you and other family members of your daughter’s first year at St Hilda’s School. There is a sample tea towel hanging on the Pre-Prep noticeboard.

It is $18.00 for our limited-edition Tea Towel, which can be ordered through MyStHilda’s Online Ordering. All funds raised will go to the St Hilda’s Pre-Prep Centre. Make sure you don’t miss out! Preserve your child’s artwork and remember friends and classes forever.

Please order your tea towel through My St Hilda’s Online Ordering by Wednesday, July 31 to participate in this activity. 

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE

Reading plays an important part in children’s lives. It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens a world of educational opportunities.

All Pre-Prep children will join in the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge in August. The reading period for the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge commences on Monday 19 August and closes Friday 23 August.

Experiencing books can include shared reading, listening to stories or reading picture books. The aim for the 2019 Challenge is to engage more children in reading more books than ever before.

All Pre-Prep children will take part in the Reading Challenge during the day at Pre-Prep and can also participate at home by recording their reading at home with their parents on the Record Sheet which will be sent home through the Diary. The Record Sheet should be returned to their class teacher in the week beginning Monday 26 August.

Every child who completes the Challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. It will be my great pleasure to present these certificates during the Premier’s Reading Challenge Celebration Weeks to be held 4 – 15 November 2019.

For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit: http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/reading challenge/

IMMUNISATION RECORD UPDATE

Under the ‘Public Health Act 2005’, we are required to keep records of every child’s immunisation status. As children receive an additional immunisation at the age of four we are required to request that parents provide us with an updated immunisation statement at this stage of the year. Could you please email Mrs Shannon Leaver on sleaver@sthilda.qld.edu.au an up-to-date Immunisation Statement for your daughter at your earliest convenience.

POLICY REVIEW

Throughout the year we invite parents to comment and give feedback on our policies and procedures. Parental feedback is valuable and very much appreciated. This month all Pre-Prep parents should have received an email highlighting the Staffing Arrangements Policies and Procedures for Pre-Prep to review and are encouraged to provide feedback on these through email to myself. Staffing Arrangements is Quality Area Four and encompasses policies relating to staffing arrangements and professionalism.

DATE CLAIMERS

Date Time Activity and Venue
6 August   House Colour Day
19 – 23 August   Premier’s Reading Challenge Week
21 August   Father’s Day Market Stall
29 August   Acacia House Fundraising Day
30 August   Gold Coast Show Day Holiday
6 September 9.00 – 11.00am Pre-Prep Carnival/School Oval
10 September 7.30 – 9.20am Father/Grandfather/Daughter Breakfast and Morning/ Jennifer Reeves Café and Classrooms
19 September   Term 3 concludes
20 September   Parent/Teacher Interviews

Mrs Lisa Cleverly
Director of Pre-Preparatory

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