St. Andrew’s performed extremely well at the Christian Schools Zone Athletics Carnival last week with a number of students qualifying to State level.
The following students have qualified to compete at the Christian Schools State Athletics Championships in Sydney:
Primary – Tully Fawcett (Yr 2), Sanchia Waterson (Yr 3), Eden Optland (Yr 4), Amity Stevenson (Yr 5), Trianna Gibson (Yr 6) and Nathan Waterson (Yr 6).
Secondary – Billy Wood (Yr 7), Ruby Harman (Yr 8), Jeremiah Waterson (Yr 8), Mervyn Weatherall (Yr 9, Alex Baker (Yr 10), April Pateman (Yr 11), Bailey Gutteridge (Yr 12) and Jake Thow-Murphy (Yr 12).
The Primary State Championships will be held on Friday 17th August at Blacktown and the Secondary State Championships will be held on Thursday 23rd August at Homebush.
Year 12 H.S.C. Trials
A reminder to all parents of Year 12 students that their Year 12 Trials will commence in Week 6 of this term. Monday 27th August – Friday 7th September. It is most important that our senior students have a regular study program as they prepare for their final weeks leading up to the H.S.C. exams.
St. Andrew’s Professional Learning
Primary and Secondary staff attended Professional Learning with Henrietta Miller, a Numeracy Consultant with the AIS on Thursday afternoon, where they were informed of the latest research and teaching methods for numeracy. Henrietta also conducted a demonstration lesson and lesson observations. This is to assist our staff to improve their teaching pedagogy and enable our teachers to help our students achieve great mathematical outcomes.
Scholastics Book Fair & Book Character Parade
This week at St. Andrew’s we are having our Scholastic Book Fair. Parents are welcome to come and have a look at the Book Fair which will be held in the school library all week.
Today there will be a Book Character Parade for our Prep and Primary students. Students are to come dressed as their favourite book character and will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the morning. There will be prizes throughout the morning. The Book Fair will also be running, selling a range of children’s books. Parents and invited to join us for the morning’s activities and at the conclusion join us for morning tea.
The Book Character Parade will take place from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the school library.
P & F News
Our Father’s Day stall will be in the last week of August and we are asking for donations. If you have anything you would like to donate, please drop it into the school office.
In order to continue to operate the school canteen three days a week we are in urgent need of more volunteers. The canteen is currently open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you are able to help out on any of these days, please contact Jannella Murphy on 0411 484 234. No experience is necessary and full training is provided, however volunteers do need to complete a Working With Children Check which is completed online. Please speak to Jannella regarding this.