Its fantastic to see our students enjoying healthy lunches. To enable lunch time to run smoothly please ensure lunches are in suitable containers that your child can open and seal on their own. Please also send forks and spoons if required as the school is unable to provide these. Unfortunately heating of food is also unavailable.

Here are some healthy suggestions for students to add to student lunchboxes.

Our students in years 3 and 5 will join thousands of students across the nation participating in the annual National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy in Week 3 from Tuesday 10 May.

World’s Greatest Shave for Leukaemia

Zane’s efforts to fundraise for leukaemia motivated one of his class mates, Amelia, to take part in the fundraising and have her head shaved. After persuading her father that she wanted to go through with the shave, her family got behind her and helped her to fundraise an amazing $1150.40.

I’m going on a holiday! Should I inform the school?

In its simplest form, yes, it would be common courtesy to inform the school to let us know that your child is away.

This allows the communication to be maintained between parents and the school, in case events occur during the child’s absence or information needs to be passed on prior to your child leaving for holidays.

World’s Greatest Shave for Leukaemia

Congratulations to Zane who raised $561.85 shaving his hair and raising funds for leukaemia. Zane was well supported by students across the school who gathered last Friday lunchtime to witness Zane having his head of hair shaved. $151.85 was raised at Flinders from sponsorship and gold coin donations.

The Physiotherapy Association recently wrote to schools with advice for parents in selecting school backpacks. The association advises that an overloaded or incorrectly worn backpack can cause shoulder, neck and back pain and become a major source of chronic pain.

National Red Balloon Day

Children from all classes got behind the spirit of Friday’s Red Balloon Day and donated a total of $ for the privilege of dressing casually in red. Children through their efforts raised funds for the Fire Brigade and said thank you for the efforts of firey’s over summer.

Over the course of 2015 a voluntary representative committee of staff members, chaired by Mrs Roggio, met every two weeks after school to review our whole school behaviour plan. They set out to develop a clear set of school rules that everyone will be able to remember more easily than what we have previously had.

Congratulations to 15 families who have already paid their Voluntary Contributions for 2016. All families who have paid their Voluntary Contributions by the end of Term 1 will go into a draw to win a mystery prize.

The School Board sets the Voluntary Contributions each year within parameters determined by the School Education Act 1999.

There has been much media discussion and public comment condemning increasing violence that public officers such as police, nurses, doctors, government officers and teachers are being subjected to. No one comes to work to be the subject of verbal abuse or violence. All staff have a duty of care to students and we certainly do not want upset and angry people coming into the school making threats or being violent in front of them.