2019 Term 4 Week 8

 

Term 4 Week 8 2019  |  27 November 2019
College News

Thank You Prince of Peace

This will be my last newsletter article, so I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the Prince of Peace community for the past five years.  It has gone so quickly and there are many people that have made this time special.  It has been a privilege to serve as your Head of College and I wish you all the very best in the future.

The College has a very exciting future with a growth enrolment profile, a significant amount of capital projects in the pipeline, and continued academic excellence.  Prince of Peace is going from strength to strength—and that is due to the strong community we have at the College.

I would like to thank the staff for all that they do in their service to our young people, and to the parents for supporting and trusting the College with the education of your children. The biggest thank you, I save for the students, who are just such a fantastic group of young people that I know will all go on to achieve great things in the future.  It has been a pleasure.

To all of our community, have a fantastic holiday period, may God bless you.  I leave you with one of my favourite bible verses, 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Mrs Libby Farmer

After nearly 20 years of dedicated service, Mrs Libby Farmer has decided to formally leave the College at the end of the 2019 year and start a new chapter in her professional journey as a Student Counsellor. Libby was on leave during this year to complete further study, and after having successfully completed her Masters in Guidance Counselling, has decided to pursue an opportunity at Grace Lutheran College. We thank her for her years of dedicated service and wish her the very best.

God Bless

Phil Hulland
Head of College

Year 7, 2020 Orientation Day

Our Year 7, 2020 Orientation will be held on Monday 2 December 8:30am – 2:30pm. All current Year 6 students who will be attending the Senior Campus next year are encouraged to attend. Students will need to be dropped to the Senior Campus by 8:20am. If they normally catch the bus, they will be able to get off  at the Senior Campus. Parents are invited to the Parent Information Session, starting at 8:30am and finishing at 10:00am (with morning tea). Your child will be ready to be picked up from the Senior Campus at 2:30pm. If your child normally catches the bus home, they can catch it from the Senior Campus (providing you have let either Donna Cook or Bernadette Macnaught know).

Students are reminded to:

  • Bring a water bottle, morning tea and lunch
  • Bring your school hat
  • Wear our PoP Sports Uniform

Year 6 students who are not going to the Senior Campus next year will have a ‘normal’ day at school on the Monday.

Please contact Donna Cook, Marketing and Enrolments Manager, if you have any questions on dcook@princeofpeace.qld.edu.au.

Junior Campus News

Revitalisation, Rejuvenation and Rebirth… a Junior Campus Journey!

It was a day I had been counting down to for several weeks. It was going to be a very special day! Thursday

The Recharge Room

24 January 2019 – the Junior Campus Meet and Greet. This Meet and Greet was going to be different to the others, for I had a surprise in store for those who came to visit. The unveiling of the revitalised undercover eating area, ‘The Green Room’. The creation of which had painstakingly taken place through the creative talents of Mural Artist Rachel Saurini, the visioning of Dax and his turf team and the decorative delights of Bunnings. The resulting transformation from renovation to rebirth was striking—some might even say jaw dropping.

The Green Room

And so the day finally arrived… Meet and Greet day! As the cars poured into our campus I witnessed families and friends reconnecting with squeals of delight. The collective wonder of ‘The Green Room’ was tangible in its response. Its rejuvenation was captivating, energising and consolidating as it drew family after family into its warm embrace. It was indeed a triumph in its rebirth. 

Sometimes, I think, we forget the incredible freshness and joy that comes from transformation—from being a new creation. We have experienced transformation in so many ways this year. The transformation of the Green Room, Recharge Room and The Shed. The transformation of our Formal Uniform, and the reforming of our Spelling program. The creation of the Robotics and STEM Labs. There has been so much rejuvenation and transformation.

Junior Campus Formal Uniform

While the incredible transformations of our Campus have been exciting to behold, they pale into insignificance compared to the incredible transforming power of Christ’s death and resurrection. Because of His sacrifice and triumph we are reborn each day in Him, a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Each and every day I wake up knowing that I am loved, forgiven and raised in Christ. Through this I know that I have the freedom to experience new life with a depth, authenticity and connection to a world in which God is in control. It is a world in which God is working out his purposes in a grand and glorious plan that will be incredibly exciting in the final chapter.

As we reflect on a wonderful year of transformation, let us focus our eyes and hearts on Him who gives new life to all.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

ICAS is offered annually in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific Region and South Africa. ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation in the areas of Digital Technologies, Science, English, Mathematics, Spelling and Writing.

In 2019 ICAS moved to an online platform. All participating students receive a certificate. Parents will need to login to obtain further information regarding their child’s results. The unique code to login for each student is located on the bottom of the back of the certificate.

Certificates are awarded for each year level as follows:

  • High Distinction to the top 1% of entrants
  • Distinction to the next 10% of entrants
  • Credit to the next 25% of entrants
  • Merit to the next 10% of students 
  • Participation to all other participating students.

It is important to note that ICAS is a competition and is ranked according to the bell curve of the participants who are assessed, rather than a standardised benchmark.

Below are details of Junior Campus students who have achieved either High Distinction, Distinction or Credit in any of the ICAS Assessments in 2019.

Digital Technologies

Writing

Spelling Bee

Distinction

Claire Franklin

Darcy Warriner-Banner


Credit

Lara Savaille

Hannes Forbes-Schutz

Hamish Offenhauser

Josiah Rees


 

Distinction

Amelia Watkins

Isabella Everitt


Credit

Zabelle Warriner-Banner

Lily Spargo

Hannes Forbes-Schutz

Isla Pribilovic

Josiah Rees

Distinction

Lara Savaille

Hannes Forbes-Schutz

Claire Franklin

Joshua Pei


Credit

Grayson Webster

Josiah Rees

Mattison Fraser-Carter

Thomas Forbes-Schutz

Arya Arjun Anthati

Lucia Johnson

Science

Mathematics

English

Distinction

Lara Savaille

Zachariah Rees 

Hamish Offenhauser

Josiah Rees

Joshua Pei

Aniketh Putchakayala


Credit

Amelia Watkins

Claire Franklin

Darcy Warriner-Banner

Thomas Forbes-Schutz

Georgia Gardner

Eden Sheridan

Arya Arjun Anthati

High Distinction

Josiah Rees


Distinction

Hannah McKinnon

Hannes Forbes-Schutz

Edwards Burrows


Credit

Zachariah Rees

Sara McKinnon

Benjamin Hall

Hamish Offenhauser

Lily Spargo

Isabella Everitt

Benjamin Sharpe

Thomas Forbes-Schutz

Mattison Fraser Carter

Oscar Thomas

Darcy Warriner-Banner

Arya Arjun Anthati

Aniketh Putchakayala

Eden Sheridan

Distinction

Arya Arjun Anthati


Credit

Lara Savaille

Amelia Watkins

Freya Garrad

Lily Spargo

Hannes Forbes-Schutz

Josiah Rees

Claire Franklin

Zara Warriner-Banner

Benjamin Sharpe

Thomas Forbes-Schutz

Oscar Thomas

Hannah McKinnon

Joshua Pei

 

Book Launch and Signing for ‘Mercury Saves the Day’


Our Year 5 Prince of Peace Lutheran College student, Hamish Offenhauser, has published his first book—Mercury Saves the Day—after winning the College’s Literacy Project and Student Book of the Year. It will be launched and available for sale on Friday 29 November 2019 at the Junior Campus—all are welcome to attend.

Hamish wrote and illustrated the book when he was in Year 4 as part of the College’s Literacy Project, an extracurricular activity aimed at nurturing talent, exposing students to the publishing industry in a real life setting and developing author and illustrator skills.

His book has been professionally printed and will be available for purchase for $22—what a great Christmas present his book would make!

 

Junior Campus School Captains for 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Junior Campus School Captains for 2020 are:

Captains: Freya Garrad and Pascoe Gant

Vice Captains: Lily Spargo and Harry Frisch

Mrs Schmidt and I wish to congratulate each Year 5 student who presented a speech to their peers, for their courage and willingness to step out in service in our community.

House Captain speeches and voting will take place in the first few weeks of 2020.

Junior Campus Awards

Congratulations to all of our Junior Campus award recipients who received an Excellence of Effort, Servant Heart or Sporting Honours award last week.

There are photos of each award group to enjoy in the Parent Portal of our website (normal password).

 

Katrina Valencia
Head of Junior Campus

 

Senior Campus News

Last week we sent the Year 12 students off with a beautiful celebration of all that the Class of 2019 had been to our community.

On behalf of the staff, Mr Heath Stewart reminisced on the many occasions that the cohort had demonstrated courage.  Mr Stewart encouraged them to be bold as they took their next steps outside of the Prince of Peace Community.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to these celebrations.  We wish the Class of 2019 God’s richest blessings for their future.

Congratulations to our Senior Campus Awards Winners:

ADF Long Tan Year 12
Charlotte Stephens

Servant Heart Year 12
Carl Bundesen
Hayley Churchill
Alister Duncan
Georgia Dux
Jessica Ebbott
Brendan Fraser
Taylah Merrell
Carter Platt
Cooper Schmidt
Alannah Sharley
Joshua Sowter
Charlotte Stephens
Michael Weir

Spirit of Prince of Peace Award
Taylah Merrell

College Dux
Samuel Morajkar

Sportsperson of the Year Award
Cooper Schmidt

Cultural Ambassador of the Year
Joshua Sowter

Lighthouse Honour Award
Carl Bundesen
Patrick Bunn
Hayley Churchill
Jack Dent
Georgia Dux
Brendan Fraser
Jessica Kassiou
Rachel King
Taylah Merrell
Samuel Morajkar
Carter Platt
Cooper Schmidt
Charlotte Stephens

Excellence of Effort Year 12
Amelia Boccalatte
Carl Bundesen
Patrick Bunn
Jack Dent
Georgia Dux
Jessica Ebbott
Ellis Floriani
Sophie Gadenne
Jessica Kassiou
Rachel King
Samuel Morajkar
Cooper Schmidt
Alannah Sharley
Joshua Sowter
Charlotte Stephens

Academic Honours
Jessica Ebbott
Elizabeth Harrison
Rachel King

Academic Excellence
Carl Bundesen
Jack Dent
Sophie Gadenne
Jessica Kassiou
Samuel Morajkar
Cooper Schmidt

We have created galleries in the Parent Portal of our website covering the events that took place during the final week for our Year 12 Class of 2019 (use the normal password):

The gift to the College from the Class of 2019 was four extraordinary house murals, created by the talented Rachel Saurini.  These murals are a wonderful legacy that the students have left our community. The students from each house collaborated to pick a bible verse which they felt represented their patron, as well as their Prince of Peace journey and the values which they believed signified their house. 

From the original design we engaged in a refinement process; Laver and Jackson both historically had an animal mascot so we had the challenge of deciding on an animal for Bradman and Fraser.  As is the custom with many Australian sporting teams we decided on the dolphin for Fraser in keeping with the Australian swim-team nickname.  We were at a loss however with the choosing a mascot for Bradman—particularly because the Australian cricket team is one of the few sporting teams without a representative animal; however we settled on the bearded dragon.  We then added the values and the underpinning principles to our murals, trying to capture the essence of each house: BradmanPowerful Partnerships, FraserGrowth through Challenge, Jackson—Learning with Purpose, LaverExcellence through Honour.   This was an excellent opportunity to display the underpinning principles of our College in a very public way.

It was our aim to pack as much cultural information as we could into the murals, so we added four words that say a lot about our community—Responsibility, Relationships, Restoration and Respect.  Finally, we felt if would be a wasted opportunity if we didn’t record something on the face of the poles displaying our murals, so we considered the qualities which our students possessed and listed the following words:


RESILIENT

FAITHFUL
HONOURABLE
CURIOUS
 CREATIVE 
FAIR 
PERSISTENT 
COLLABORATIVE

 

In the Awards Ceremony today we recognised the students listed below who have demonstrated these qualities, there is also encouragement for each of our students to continuing to develop these character strengths as they strive to be the best version of themselves.

Excellence of Effort

Year 7
Flynn Bohan
Alana Bomgaars
Tara Bowman
Keirah Chatto
Jasmine Everitt
Ella Forbes
Freya Forbes-Schutz
Ellen Hamilton
Alexis Hulcombe
Mercedes McIver
Chloe Noon
Amber Paul
Abbigail Pretorius
Ryan Pustolla
Charlotte Scott
Angus Sneddon
Abigail Tay
Harry Valencia
Annika Wolfe

Year 8
Keira Andretzke
Patrick Austin
Indiana Brown
Ella Bunn
Jonas Forbes-Schutz
Natalie Gardso
Eliza Jamieson
Benjamin Lewis
Kevin Li
Elsie Long
Jade McDermid
Kristjna Mikulec
Katrina Paul
Frances Smith
Estelle Staughton
Mikayla Swift

Year 9
Declan Cook
Elsie Corlis
Ashleigh Eaglestone
Rosina Floriani
Georgia Glentworth
Jasmine Hancox
Molly Hennessey
Benjamin Hoffman
Daniel Lilly
Loki Mikulec
Caitlin Mlynarik
Jordan Muduioa
Tyler Noakes
Heidi Noon
Maya Pingel
Tayla Redford-Bell
William Ridgwell
Alexander Schmidtchen
Holly Strachan
Josie Swift
Isabelle Till
Clare Weckert

Year 10
Molly Barnes
Lucy Corlis
Mattias Forbes-Schutz
Olivia Gadenne
Piper Griffin
Esther Gulley
Alexander Hegner
Laura Hughes
Erin Jewell
Caitlin Johnston
Lachlan Juric
Jonathan Muir
Abby Newton
Evie Nocher
Georgia Pfeffer
Lucy Richardson
Samuel Short
Jarvis Sivyer
Lucas Smith
Jackson Tom
Sophia Vitale
Gabrielle Waverley-Smith
Conner Wiseman

Year 11
Lachlan Bunt
Olivia Cooper
Lucas Eaglestone
Kaitlyn Flynn
Ella Fraser-Descovich
Jennifer Keal
Samantha Keal
Georgia Manwaring
Madeline McKay
Sabina Oppelaar
Shayanne Pelegrin
Lucinda Peterson
Katie Steele
Anna Weckert

Servant Heart Award

Year 7
Flynn Bohan
Tara Bowman
Jasmine Everitt
Ella Forbes
Ruby Greenaway
Ellen Hamilton
Toby Kenyon
Chloe Noon
Emily Rowland
Dylan Turley

Year 8
Keira Andretzke
Jett Cargill
Kevin Li
Jade McDermid
Katrina Paul
Frances Smith
Mikayla Swift
Asher Waverley-Smith

Year 9
Toby Bunt
Elsie Corlis
Ashleigh Eaglestone
Rosina Floriani
Georgia Glentworth
Caitlyn Mlynarik
Talitha Montgomery
Nelson Morse
Heidi Noon
Maya Pingel
Tayla Redford-Bell
William Ridgwell
Adam Rowland
Emlyn Steele
Ellie Strong
Josie Swift
Mackenna Tom
Patrick Vayro

Year 10
Haydn Ahchay
Caitlin Andretzke
Molly Barnes
Alexander Hegner
Sharlise Mansfield
Georgia Pfeffer
Holly Tanner
James Trembath
Gabrielle Waverley-Smith

Year 11
Olivia Cooper
Lucas Eaglestone
Kaitlyn Flynn
Sabina Oppelaar
Lucinda Peterson
Katie Steele
Riley Turton
Chelsey van de Leur
Jordan Warren
Cade Whigham 

Cultural & Sporting Awards

Cultural Honours Award
BrieAnna Anderson
Eamon Blinkhorn
Patrick Bunn
Keirah Chatto
Jasmine Everitt
Kaitlyn Flynn
Freya Forbes-Schutz
Jasmine Hancox
Laura Horsington
Chloe Noon
Emily O’Shea
Amber Paul
Katrina Paul
Carter Platt
Katie Steele
Patrick Vayro
Elijah Walsh

Cultural Excellence Award
Carl Bundesen
Esther Gulley
Lucinda Peterson
Joshua Sowter
Mikayla Swift
Josie Swift
Jordan Warren

Sporting Honours Award
Ella Bunn
Liam Farrell
Harrison Jones
Madeline McKay
Charlotte Scott

Sporting Excellence Award
Jonas Forbes-Schutz
Mattias Forbes-Schutz
Talitha Montgomery
Heidi Noon
Cooper Schmidt
Samuel Short
Charlotte Stephens
Thomas Tucker
Alexandra van de Leur

 

ICAS Success

A number of our students have competed in ICAS Assessments throughout the year. 

We congratulate all those students who have challenged themselves to complete these assessments. We are thrilled to announce that Rosina Floriani received the highest score in Queensland and will receive a UNSW Medal on 2 December.

Congratulations to Rosina on a remarkable achievement.

 

Year LevelName Test Award
10Keanan KappMathematicsMerit
9Rosina FlorianiMathematicsCredit
9Finn KadenMathematicsCredit
7Nathan LillyMathematicsCredit
7Freya Forbes-SchutzDigital TechnologiesCredit
9Rosina FlorianiEnglishHigh Distinction
7Nathan LillyScienceCredit
7Freya Forbes-SchutzSpelling BeeDistinction
9Rosina FlorianiWritingCredit

Australian Maths Competition Results for 2019

Name

Year Level

Award

Flynn Bohan

7

Credit

Jasmine Everitt

7

Credit

Freya Forbes-Schutz

7

Credit

Annika Wolfe

7

Credit

Indian Brown

8

Credit

Rosina Floriani

9

Credit

Heidi Noon

9

Distinction

Ryan Orford

9

Distinction

Alexander Schmidtchen

9

Distinction

Oscar Suna

9

Credit

Alexander Hegner

10

Credit

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Results for 2019

Name

Year Level

Award

Flynn Bohan

7

Credit

Jasmine Everitt

7

Credit

Indiana Brown

8

Credit

Ryan Orford

9

Credit

Alexander Schmidtchen

9

Credit

Alexander Hegner

10

Credit

 

Farewell to Mrs Farmer

The staff had the opportunity to farewell Mrs Farmer last week, who has resigned to take up a Counselling position at Grace Lutheran College.  Libby has served our community for 20 years in a number of roles.  She has left a legacy across the College and in particular the Senior Campus, being instrumental to the introduction of Restorative Practices, the development of our Worship Walk and our Honouring Relationships Policy.  Libby has lived out her vocation, being a compassionate listener who supported the students and their families, and as a worship leader.  We will miss Libby and we wish her all the best in her exciting new chapter.

Thank You for Your Support in 2019

We have received many blessings in 2019.  It has been a privilege to witness the students excel and confront challenge in many arenas.  We are grateful for our dedicated staff and thank them for all their efforts.

Mr Richard Stevens will be on leave during Semester 1.  We wish him safe travels.  We farewell Mr Brendan Alcorn, Mr Steve Getto and Miss Rachael Vetter who are moving on to new opportunities in 2020.   We thank them for all their efforts. We wish Mr Hulland all the best for his exciting new chapter and we thank him for all he has contributed to our community. 

We thank our parents and extended community for their ongoing support.  We hope that the Christmas break provides the opportunity for some relaxation and quality time with the people you love.  May God’s love fill your heart and home with joy and unending grace in Christ Jesus, as we commemorate His birth. Merry Christmas.

Michelle Nisbet
Head of Senior Campus

It has been a fantastic term for our students on the Senior Campus who continue to display the College’s ethos in all that they do.

The range of activities that our students have willingly engaged in during this term has been wide and varied; many have now also committed to the ongoing running  of Café Diem for 2020.  The College is grateful for their service.

We are also grateful for our secondary staff who work diligently together. The additional time and care that they show each other, and our students, is appreciated.

I pray that all staff and students have a blessed Christmas season.

Linda Perrett
Acting Deputy Head of Senior Campus

Sports Score

Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival

Our annual aquatics extravaganza is to be held next Tuesday 3 December at Albany Creek Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

All parents and friends are most welcome to join in the fun with free entry for all carnival participants and spectators. If you are intending to come along, please be aware of the parking restrictions (please park along Old Northern Road or Explorer Drive, and not in the car park). There will be no problem if you wish to drop students off and pick up from the car park.

All children participate in a range of activities according to their preference and ability level. We have distance time trials for the serious swimmers, 50m timed events, 25m ‘have a go’ events at the shallow end, wet games (including water bombs), novelty events and the water slide will be in operation—there is sure to be plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Special plans are in place for those who travel by bus, and those that attend OSHC—please confirm your requirements with Mrs Macnaught at Junior Campus  Student Reception.

Finally, we are still seeking a number of timekeepers. If you are willing and available to help in this way, please contact Mr Wooding (bwooding@princeofpeace.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible.

Year 4-6 Interschool Sport

Unfortunately we were unable to participate in the final sports Gala Day for 2019, however this did not detract from another amazing sporting experience at PoP.  A huge round of applause and great thanks must go to all the boys and girls for their extraordinary behaviour and the wonderful teachers and staff members who provided such careful direction and special care. Thanks also to the incredible host of parents and friends who volunteered their time and efforts to ensure all of our children had the opportunity to participate and enjoy the special experience of interschool sport.

Brad Wooding
HPE Teacher Junior Campus

Another Fabulous Training Session with a Queensland Firebird

Last week PopStars 1 & 2 had Jemma Mi Mi who plays WA/C for the Firebirds attend training. She instructed the girls on positioning for a great pass, hands over defence and also some game strategies. The girls had a great time and were able to include some of their new-found skills into Tuesday night’s game.

Mrs Susan Hird
Netball Coach and Junior Campus Teacher Aide

Senior Campus Sport

Ella Bunn recently represented Met North at the Queensland Cricket Championships.

Met North futsal rep Charlotte Scott with referee Brendan Fraser
Met North futsal rep Charlotte Scott with referee Brendan Fraser

The Met North team managed to take out the competition with Ella providing some spectacular performances. She will definitely be one to keep an eye on in the future cricket scene!

A group of students from Years 9-11 have been competing in a Sunday Futsal League at Arana PCYC for the past six weeks. The boys have had a fantastic start to the season and are currently sitting on top of the table. They have shown great commitment by giving up time on their weekend for the competition, and their love for the game shows through their performance and results. We look forward to an exciting finals series after the Christmas break.

The Prince of Peace Challenger Cup was launched at the beginning of Term 4, allowing students and teachers the opportunity to create teams and challenge each other to a sport of choice. This has been very popular and has provided some great entertainment. As expected, the teacher’s team is currently on top of the ladder, closely followed by the Year 8, Year 7, and Year 10 teams. With fresh challenges coming in daily, it should be a close race to the finish line.

Tim Arnold
Senior Campus Sport Coordinator

Music and the Arts

Junior Campus Music News

Carols by Candlelight
Our Carols evening was an absolutely beautiful night full of angelic voices and marvelous musicians.  Thank you to everyone involved.

Thanksgiving Service
The Junior Campus Choirs will sing at the Thanksgiving Service this Thursday night.  Please arrive by 6pm for instruction.

Instrumental
Enrolments are now open for students wanting to learn a Woodwind, Brass, Percussion or Strings instrument next year! Throughout the next few weeks some instrumental teachers will be visiting classrooms to demonstrate some of these instruments. If they are interested in learning, enrolment forms will soon be available and should be handed in before the end of the term to secure a place for 2020.

We also have number of Brass and Woodwind instruments available to hire from the school for next year and we are hoping to recruit enough students that we can get someone playing each one! Group lessons will be available.

Should you have any questions about the instrumental, choral or classroom music program on the Junior Campus, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sherree Cudney 
Junior Campus Music

The Honours Choir performed a concert at Sunnymede Aged Care community. It was such a fantastic morning—they sang beautifully and engaged wonderfully with their audience who joined in with singing and dancing.

Senior Campus Music News

Return of Enrolment Forms, 2020

Thank you to those students who have returned enrolment forms for ensembles and tuition for 2020. It is really important that these are returned to Senior Campus Reception by the end of the school year so they can collated over the break. If you would like a copy of the forms, please email me and I will send them to you.  Alternatively, your child can ask me for a hard copy at M1 staff room. 

Robyn Harvey
Senior Campus Co curricular Music Program Coordinator

Church News & Notices

Worship

Sunday 1 December

Worship Service 9am with Holy Communion

Together@5pm—Led by Pastor David Schmidt

Thought for the Week

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Community News and Notices

Junior Campus Tuckshop 2019

My sincere thanks go to those who have helped turn the Tuckshop initiative on the Junior Campus into a huge success.  It has been an exciting, busy, and profitable venture.

Key people I wish to thank, who have given so much of their time week to week to bake and prepare:  Joy McKinnon, Shannon Glentworth, Emma Nicolls, Suzanne Mills, Lisa Scott, Linda Fowler, Karen Campbell, Vanessa Myer, Andrew Jacobs, Maggie Lapteva.  Without this enormous support, tuckshop could not have operated as it has.

I also wish to acknowledge the much appreciated help of Marci Roscrow, Carlee Sharpe, Sarah McConaghy, Simon Taylor, Sam Fleming Elbers and her Oma, Sue McKinnon, Scott McKinnon, Emma Hastie, Kellie Schulz Mattock, Anja Pingel, Donna Bryan,  Noopur Chandra, Polly Weston, Ainsley Hellen, Michael Myer, Sheryn Moshudis, Gaya Kadirval, Melissa Sivyer, Georgia Farr, Lisa McCarthy, Jodie Turley, and Ashley Eaglestone.

Thanks also to Bronwyn in reception, Phil Hulland, Katrina Valencia, Joanne Kassiou, Julie Fardon, Billy Govan, Susan Ritchie and P & F for their coordination, and to Tim Grieger and the groundstaff and admin who keep everything ticking over.

We hope that everyone who has purchased Tuckshop has enjoyed their meals; Tuckshop is anticipated to run again in 2020 and we look forward to another exciting year.

Annette Jacobs
P & F Secretary

Uniform Shop News

Orders: Orders can be placed by phone or email through the College website using the link on the Uniform Shop Page or on the Home Page, or at anytime from The School Locker Website. Note: If you wish to avoid home delivery fees during term times, nominate delivery to your child’s campus and provide your child’s name and class.  Junior Campus orders will be delivered to your child’s class. Senior Campus orders will be delivered to reception for your child to collect the next day.

Year 1 to 6: Get your house colours on!  Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival is Tuesday 3 December.  The uniform shop stocks lycra swim caps in house colours for $8 each.  If you haven’t already got a reversible bucket hat in your house colour for $15 each, now is a good time, and remember to check if your child’s house shirt is still a comfortable fit.  We also carry sunscreen if you need more.

Fridge-to-Go Lunch Bags: Be prepared for the heat: Fridge-to-Go insulated lunch bags have chiller panels the full width of the bag—ensuring everything in your child’s lunch bag will be kept cool and safe to eat for up to eight hours!  These bags are tough and last on average three to four years making them good value for money at $37.  We have eight different bags to choose from, and spare chiller panels are available to have one on hand in case their lunch bag is not retrieved until the morning.  Come in and check them out in readiness for our Brisbane Summer! 

Back-to-School Fittings: We are very happy to fit your child/children now for next year.  Enjoy your Christmas holidays knowing that you have school uniforms ready for start of year.  The School Locker offer a sixty-day size guarantee and we fit with summer growth in mind.  Jenny and I are experienced uniform fitters, and the capable staff at Northlakes are very happy to help with your back-to-school needs.  No appointments required.  The last Campus shop day is Thursday 5 December.  The School Locker Northlakes is open throughout the school holidays for fittings also—Shop 9A, 4 – 6 Burke Crescent, Northlakes  Ph: 3490 1400.

Second Hand: If you wish to buy or sell second hand uniforms there are two options:

  1. For private sales: please visit our very active PoP Second Hand Uniform Buy & Sell Facebook group 
  2. Donated second hand uniforms are now managed by PoP P&F – please check with Reception as to upcoming stall dates.  Donations are welcome at either Campus Reception, bagged and labelled as “donation uniforms”. 

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