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14 Greenfield Lane
Greenfield QLD 4556
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Phone: 1300 795 503
Fax: (07) 5414 2301

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

Dear Parents,

First off a quick reminder that the weekly P&F meeting will be held in the Year 2 room this week rather than the usual staffroom while it is undergoing renovations. Sorry for the inconvenience and remember everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday night was a very enjoyable evening. Jane Sandona was presented with this year’s Mark Mappas Award by the Diocesan Parents and Friends Association for service to the P&F. The morning presented two new sets of goals for the children on the senior oval. A great deal of research and labour went into their local construction. Many thanks go to Jane for her work on this project.

Principal's pictures of the week

I have selected a few of my favourite pictures from this weeks newsletter. I hope you enjoy!

Principal's Picks
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Principal's Picks
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The weekend saw our four boys, Lyle Harrison, Arnold Marker, Bob Abbot and Matthew Gert, competing at the State Athletics Championships. Lyle's mum tells me that while none of our boys made the National team to compete in Warwick, they all competed strongly with lots of personal bests. Lyle made the finals (top 8 competitors) for all his events, and won a gold medal in the relay.

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Lord Chesterfield

This morning the P&F presented to the school two new sets of goals for the children to play soccer with on the senior oval. A great deal of research and labour went into their local construction. Many thanks go to Paul Milk for his work on this project.

Our soccer team in action on the weekend

Year 10 Interviews

The Year 10 interviews took place on Thursday of this week. In the past decade generally around 20% of the Year 10 students at the school will have moved onto apprenticeships, full time work, TAFE or other educational experiences. This year’s Year 11s saw 97% return from Year 10. Part of this is due to the legislative requirement that students must stay at school until they are 17 – the only exceptions being those who have established work arrangements or satisfy minimum study requirements at an accredited institution. The larger numbers staying on at school then necessitates a closer examination of curriculum needs and a heightened sense of counselling on choice of subjects. As well, we need to ensure that students are mentally ready for the increased rigor of the Year 11 and 12 program. This can be best done, we believe, in a one to one approach.

The school is systematically, at the same time, attempting to improve the range of vocational subject options. To this end Mr Dean Boddis and Mr Beau Chaplin visited the Hunter Valley this week studying the approach of a number of functionally productive vocational options in schools similar in size to Greenfield. The ultimate aim is to ensure that as many students as possible have a meaningful educational program.

Parent Survey

Please take the time to fill out the survey questions as accurately as you can.
This feedback will assist us to improve the services available to your child.

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/survey

Tim Blackmore
Executive Principal

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

We will be holding the Parent Teacher Interviews at the start of Term 2. We encourage all parents to attend these events if possible.

INTRODUCING SCHOOLZINE

NOT RETURNING NEXT YEAR?

If you will not be returning to Greenfield School next year, please fill in the below form to let us know. Please submit this form no later than 30th November.

Not Returning Next Year?

Write your signature above the line

If you will not be returning to Greenfield School next year, please fill in the online form to let us know. Please submit this form no later than 30th November.

ARTS NIGHT

Last Tuesday Evening we held our Annual Arts Night. The evening was a great opportunity to enjoy students’ performance and art work which they have been preparing for many weeks. We were all taken by surprise, particularly the P&F, with the huge response from parents and families. The barbeque sold out within the hour and extra supplies of sausages, bread and soft drinks had to be purchased. Almost one half of the students in the school were involved in the evening in some way. Over 200 students presented drama skits, performed musical and vocal items, demonstrated various forms of cultural and modern dance; as well as showing visual arts displays of paintings, drawings, mask and jewellery making. Thank you to all students for their superb artistic efforts!

Very special thanks must go to the Arts Department Staff - Mrs Mitchell, Miss Moris, Mrs Brown, Mr Newton, Mr Palmer as well as Mrs White, Ms Freeman, Mrs Goodwin, Mr Murry, Miss Clayton, Mr Nygugen, Mr Stevenson, the Students’ Cultural Committee and all other staff who assisted in any way to help make the evening a huge success.

Art Day Gallery
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Art Day Gallery
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BOOK NOW FOR THE THEME PARK EXCURSION

As a congratulations to our students winning the Schools Competition, we will be going to a Theme Park. It will be free dress and park admission will be paid by the school. Please bring your own lunch or money to buy lunch at the theme park.

The bus leaves at 8:30AM sharp, so make sure you are on time otherwise you will be left behind. Permission Forms are attached.

PLEASE NOTE: booking of a ticket will not automatically give your child permission to travel on the bus to the venue!

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/form/13

http://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/event/379

P&F CONTRIBUTION AWARD

It is with pleasure that the P&F Association acknowledges Jane Sand for her outstanding efforts and contributions made to Greenfields School over the past 10 years by nominating her for the award.

Jane has willingly given of her time and energy in every possible way during her time at the school.

Jane returned to her old primary school as a parent, when her son Richard began school at The School in 2000, and Jane has continued with us, now with her youngest child, Clara in year 5.

From 2000 to present Jane has been a consistent volunteer in our School Tuckshop. The School Tuckshop is one of our largest sources of fundraising for providing additional resources for our school. Without people like Jane giving up their time, the tuckshop struggles to exist, in times of limited volunteers. On additional occasions that the tuckshop operated; sports carnivals, swimming carnivals, Under 8’s, Italian day etc, Jane has always been there to lend a hand.

From 2007 until earlier this year, Jane took on the role of Treasurer for the Tuckshop, a volunteering role that require 3-4 hours each week to count and bank money, pay accounts and create reports.

Jane has been a constant volunteer with any function that the school has held over the past 10 years. This year Jane’s daughter Clara is Vice Captain of the school. Jane chose to take on the joint role of Year 7’s Parent Coordinator to help fundraise for an end of year gift, traditionally given to the school by the Year 7’s. Jane’s efforts have included helping organise four discos, a mother’s day and father’s day stall.

On behalf of all past and present parents, teachers, staff and children of The School, I would like to thank you for your remarkable commitment, positive energy and efforts on behalf of the school. Jane your regular appearance will be missed when you finish at the end of this year, all the best!

Jackie Living
President
P&F Association

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

Support a great cause!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favourite pair of jeans next Thursday to support fundraising for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Our Middle School Leaders will be collecting donations from each classroom on the day. Your Gold Coin Donation will be greatly appreciated.

All funds raised on the day go to the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Every dollar raised will help to bring tomorrow's treatments and cures closer - for the benefit of children everywhere.

Please note our Jean Code!

  • No holes or slashes allowed
  • No shorts
  • Full length jeans only

Jonathon Bliss
School Captain

YEAR 2 WETLANDS SHOE CHALLENGE

We only need 5 more pairs!

In 2 weeks time Year 2 classes will be doing an Art Activity where they will be decorating old shoes to make them look like birds from the wetlands.

They are asking for everyone to bring in any old shoes they no longer have any use for. Could all shoes please be brought into the Office or Mrs Sole's classroom.

Thank-You!
Mrs Sole

SPORTS NEWS

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to everyone on their great participation in the Athletics Carnival last Monday. It was fantastic to see so many students giving all events a go to gain a participation point for their House.

Overall House Points

1st

Red House

1112 points

2nd

Green House

826 points

3rd

Blue House

736 points

4th

Orange House

712 points

Thank you to everyone who helped with the organisation especially the House seniors for collecting the entries and the computer girls who entered the data on the day. A big thank you to Mr Boss for his computer skills, which made the day run so smoothly!

Age Champions

12 years

Libbie Gar

Blue House

13 years

Rick Flin

Green House

14 years

Simon Hodgers

Orange House

15 years

Nick Sula

Blue House

16 years

Luke Lewis

Red House

17+ years

Sam Fog

Red House

Venue for Round 12 Soccer

The Football field at Greenfield Stadium will be used for the game on the 15th October. This is due to the upgrades we are having completed at our school grounds. Please stay tuned for updates regarding all future rounds.

Marathon Game Day

Students in the Baseball Program played a game off pitching on Wednesday the 19th of June. The day is to provide fundraising opportunities to go towards new training uniforms, excursions and back to the program for equipment etc. It also creates an environment for students to practice their skills in game situations and learn from one another. This is the second year we have run the event and it was a fantastic day once again. We hope students raised some money and we can continue to develop and expand the marathon event.

There were some big hits from the older students and a spectacular play from Tim Brown at third base off Steven Kelly. Well done to all that attended!

We look forward to next year's event and encourage all who would like to volunteer or sponsor the event to contact us as soon as possible. It is only through the efforts of our kind sponsors and volunteers that we can make this great program possible.

DUCK'S DAY OUT

Tristan of 5F took pictures of his toy duck around the place for his photography assignment. Here is a gallery of his photos.

Duck's Day Out
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Duck's Day Out
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TUCKSHOP AND UNIFORM NEWS

Tuckshop Specials and Roster

Don't forget to check the Tuckshop Roster to see if you have been scheduled on.

We are always in need of more volunteers, so if you have a few spare hours, we would love for you to come down and lend a hand! Contact Donna on 07 5414 2311 or email greenfieldschool@schoolzineplus.com.

We are always in need of more volunteers, so if you have a few spare hours, we would love for you to come down and lend a hand! Contact Donna on 07 5414 2311 or email
greenfieldschool@schoolzineplus.com.

Check out the latest Tuckshop Specials, current for the next two weeks!

Savoury Mince Roll

$3.00

Chicken Fingers

$3.20

Meat Pie - Various Flavours

$4.50

Flavoured Milk

$2.00

Various Cakes and Slices

$1.50

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/tuckshop-roster

Uniform Pricelist and Order Forms

Any parents that are able to come and volunteer in the Uniform Shop throughout the week would be greatly appreciated, even if it is only for a couple of hours. If you are able to come in, please contact Sandra on 07 5414 2312 or email greenfieldschool@schoolzineplus.com.

Any parents that are able to come and volunteer in the Uniform Shop throughout the week would be greatly appreciated, even if it is only for a couple of hours. If you are able to come in, please contact Sandra on
07 5414 2312 or email
greenfieldschool@schoolzineplus.com.

Don't forget that with the changing of the weather students will need to swap over to the Summer Uniform.

If you need to order new uniforms, please see the current pricelist and order form below.

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/uniform-list

https://greenfield.schoolzineplus.com/uniform-order-form

GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to all the students and staff that have a birthday this month.

Mrs Sanders - Art Teacher
Mrs Thompson - Sports Teacher

John B - 1H
Sally Y - 2W
Tom P - 6T
Sam P - 6E

Jason T - 8P
Christina W - 10T
Jared L - 11K
Sarah H - 12B

Junior School Disco

Don't forget that the Junior Disco is on this Friday. See the poster below for more details.

School Directory

Department

Number

Email

School Office

07 5414 1234

office@schoolzineplus.com

Absence Line

07 5414 2345

absentee@schoolzineplus.com

Junior School

07 5414 3456

junior@schoolzineplus.com

Senior School

07 5414 4567

senior@schoolzineplus.com

Finance Office

07 5414 5678

finance@schoolzineplus.com

School Calendar

Sync Calendar

Greenfield School Noticeboard

24 Jun 2017

Greenfield Annual Fete

07 5414 2345

The Greenfield Local Fete is on!

Bring your family and friends to the Greenfield's Showgrounds for rides, games and prizes!

$12 entry fee per person for the whole day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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03 Jul 2017 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Greenfield Charity Barbeque

07 5414 2345

Our 3rd Annual Charity Barbeque is on and open to all!

$10 entry fee and all proceeds go towards The National Charity Association.

Please bring a plate of food and a bottle of drink and we'll all have a good time!

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07 Jul 2017

Jeans for Genes Day

Support a great cause!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favourite pair of jeans next Thursday to support fundraising for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Our Middle School Leaders will be collecting donations from each classroom on the day. Your Gold Coin Donation will be greatly appreciated.

All funds raised on the day go to the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Every dollar raised will help to bring tomorrow's treatments and cures closer - for the benefit of children everywhere.

Please note our Jean Code!

  • No holes or slashes allowed
  • No shorts
  • Full length jeans only
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13 Jul 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Theme Park Excursion

07 5414 1234

As a congratulations to our students winning the Schools Competition, we will be going to a Theme Park. It will be free dress and park admission will be paid by the school. Please bring your own lunch or money to buy lunch at the theme park.

The bus leaves at 8:30AM sharp, so make sure you are on time otherwise you will be left behind. Permission Forms are attached.

PLEASE NOTE: booking of a ticket will not automatically give your child permission to travel on the bus to the venue!

Click here to complete the Excursion Permission Form

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