Thursday, 15 May 2014 “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl It always makes me very proud to read positive messages, emails and letters that have been sent to school. The following is a short summary of some recent correspondence that highlights the strength, character and diversity within our school. ”I was suitably impressed by the character and positive environment of your school. Your students were a credit to the school, their families and to themselves.” Professor Stephen Winn, Head of School, Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland. “Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School is located at the gateway to rural Queensland and most of the boys and their families have contacts with the Australian bush and will enjoy an immediate affinity with the landscapes of the Republic with the added excitement of the wonderful diversity of game in the parks. The boys realise that this tour is a privilege and an exciting opportunity. Many have contributed to the cost of the tour by saving money and by doing cattle and farm work on their holidays and one sold some of his own cattle to contribute to the costs. The Australian Rugby Union supports this tour by Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School, they are important young ambassadors of Australian Rugby. We thank their hosts and we wish them every success both on and off the field.” Mr. David Crombie, President Australian Rugby Union (Former Wallaby and Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School Grandfather), writing a foreword for our upcoming Rugby Tour brochure.
“Yesterday I was in Toowoomba and popped into the school to drop off a few things for my daughter. When I was walking around the school every staff member I passed, including ones I hadn't met and wouldn't have known me, gave me a big smile and said hello. I had an overwhelming feeling of comfort, peace, and confirmation that she is in a happy, safe and nurturing environment. I was hoping you could pass on my sincere thanks to all the lovely staff you have in your team for always making us feel welcome. It is a beautiful place to visit”. A letter from a new boarding parent. “Thank you for making today such a wonderful day. Definitely the best Mother's Day I've had. I am extremely appreciative for all the effort that was put in to make today so special. I am so glad that we are a part of such great school with wonderful teachers. Happy Mother's Day!” An email from a Lower Primary Mother to Lower Primary staff.
I am delighted to announce that we have recently appointed Mrs Virginia Lambert to the position of Director of Community and Foundation. This is a dual role in which Virginia will work both with the School and also with the School Foundation. Virginia will initially focus on marketing, fundraising, brand development and an engagement of our community. Virginia will work closely with the Parents and Friends Association, the School Foundation and the Past Students Association to ensure that all support bodies are working in a co-operative and collaborative manner to serve the needs of the students. Virginia comes with extensive experience in business, schools and charity organisations and we are delighted with her appointment. Please can I ask you to join me in welcoming Virginia to our community. Mr Simon Lees, Head of School
From the Deputy Head Drop Off and Pick Up Further to previous communications in the Prep and College News, it is very important that we all follow the clear instructions for the drop off and pick up of students to and from school to ensure each and everyone’s safety. The Lookout process in the afternoon is a seamless process for a speedy dispersal of students at the end of the day. However, it can be severely congested if parents park in one of the five Lookout bays directly in front of the School’s flagpoles and buildings on Campbell Street between 3.15pm and 3.40pm Mondays to Thursday and between 2.55pm to 3.15pm on Fridays. Parking in these bays during these times can make the Lookout process unsafe. Should you need to park to retrieve students, please do so in the car parks further down Campbell Street, opposite Jordan Oval, or on Dudley Street approaching Fairholme College, next to the Millennium Centre. Please do not park in these Lookout bays or in the middle of the Dudley Street turning circle. I also ask parents to refrain from dropping children on the Wirra Wirra Street corner Bassingthwaighte Centre entrance and tennis courts. Doing so creates a blind corner from which drivers cannot always see students crossing the road. I would like to say thank you, in advance, for your cooperation with this very important community announcement. Galileo Mrs Deb Lagden-Hoey, Director of e-Learning, has had two very successful sessions with parents over the previous two Friday afternoons. These sessions will continue for the rest of the year should parents continue to find them beneficial. The aim of these sessions is to assist parents to learn how to best navigate Galileo’s many useful tools. They
have also been a source of excellent feedback, which we will use when planning modifications in the future. NAPLAN During the course of this week, Years 3, 5 and 7 students have completed their annual NAPLAN tests. Students were well prepared for these tests and felt confident throughout. While these assessments can be daunting for students and some parents, they must be treated in proportion to their level of importance across a child’s 13 year school journey. The results of these tests will not be finalized until at least the end of Term 3 when they are sent to the schools as raw data. Parents will be sent reports on their son’s or daughter’s performance in the early stages of Term 4. Term 2 Family Weekend The Term 2 Family Weekend is fast approaching. Next week, there will be four days where our community will come together to celebrate their sons and daughters in a variety of ways. I look forward to getting to know many families and grandparents, enjoying the sports fixtures on Thursday afternoon, Grandparents’ Day on Friday, the School Fete on Saturday and our Family Chapel Service on Sunday. I would like to publicly thank the role of the P&F Association and the Fete Committee for their tireless role in organising this year’s Fete. Mother’s Day Pampering I thoroughly enjoyed walking among Lower Primary classrooms on Friday last week, seeing the boys and girls being so proud of their mothers and pampering them. I am quite sure that many blissful memories were formed in the minds and hearts of so many. I thank Mrs Michele Wright, Director of Lower Primary and the Lower Primary teaching team for their efforts in preparing for this event. Mr Mike Gregory, Deputy Head
From the Director of Boarding Reminder for Boarder Parents – Scholastic Book Fair To enable your child or children to purchase a book from the “Reading Oasis” Scholastic Book Fair, which is being held from Tuesday 20 May to Monday 26 May 2014, you must complete the permission slip (at the end of this Newsletter), attach a cheque made payable to Scholastic Book Fair for the amount that can be spent and forward to Mrs Ruth Muller in the Library. If the funds have not been included with the permission slip, your child will be unable to make a purchase from the Book Fair.
2014 Fete “Ride Bands” A reminder to parents to ensure that you have signed your child up for their “All Day Ride” Band, which have to be ordered through the flexischool website www.flexischools.com.au. This will entitle your child to free rides, a drink and a bucket of chips. Leave Register – Signing out and signing back in This is a reminder to all parents that the Boarding Leave Register must be signed when you collect and return your child to Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School (if another person is listed as the Host for leave, please remind them that they must sign the child out and back in). The Leave Register is located in the in the Foyer of the Boarding Office.
be on Saturday, 14 June, the day before departure to Canberra, so these bags will be available for collection in the relevant Houses on Thursday, 19 June in order to facilitate your arrangements. Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend If booking numbers are indicative, a Crisps Coach will be running for the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. The coach will depart Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School at approximately 3:30pm on Friday, 6 June, arriving in Goondiwindi at approximately 6:30pm and arriving in Moree approximately 8:00pm – 8:30pm. On Monday, 9 June the Crisps Coach will depart Moree at approximately 3:00pm and depart Goondiwindi at 4:30pm and arrive at Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School between 7:30pm and 8:00pm. If you would like to book your child on this service, please phone Crisps in Warwick on 4661 8333 to make bookings and pay for seats. Mr Ian Basset, Director of Boarding First Place for Boarders! Congratulations to all the Boarders who participated in ‘The Aussie Day’ on the first Sunday of the year. One of the activities included clay sculpture in the Art Room. The clay owls made were fired in our kiln. They were then carefully arranged into an installation by Mrs Suzie Killen (George 7P) This installation was entered into the Goondiwindi Show and was awarded first place in the Under 18's section. I think you'll agree they look amazing.
Year 6 – end of Term Two Travel Arrangements I am sure that all Year 6 Boarder Parents have realised and planned for the 9:00pm return of students from the Canberra Trip on Thursday, 19 June. It would be appreciated if parents could finalise plans now, especially if there are siblings either at other Boarding Schools. Children who would normally be flying home either on Domestic or International flights Mrs Nadine Reynolds, Art Teacher will obviously be most affected. The Year 6 Pack Up will
From the Acting Head of Girls’ Boarding Term Two is in its’ fourth week and as expected, everyday life for our boarder girls has already been very busy and packed full of fun and laughter. We welcomed three new boarder girls this term, all into Bligh House: Shannae Taylor, Annabelle Ranken and Ella Macfarlane who have settled straight into the boarding routines with ease, supported by their excellent buddies and the whole boarding community.
require we would appreciate donations, please drop these into the Boarding Office no later than Friday, 23 May. A percentage of the funds raised from this stall will be donated to The Smith Family, a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education. It is envisaged that by raising funds for this charity, the girls will gain an increased understanding of the challenges and needs of those less fortunate within their local community. We have begun making preparations for our Fete Stall: ‘Tomorrow Treasures and Books’. If you have any preloved treasures or books which you no longer require we would appreciate donations, please drop these into the Boarding Office no later than Friday, 23 May. A percentage of the funds raised from this stall will be donated to The Smith Family, a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education. It is envisaged that by raising funds for this charity, the girls will gain an increased understanding of the challenges and needs of those less fortunate within their local community.
Sporting commitments have kept the girls busy during the weekends with students participating in Netball, Rugby and Hockey. Some highlights so far this term have included a trip to Grand Central, the cinema, the Anzac Day March and a ‘Pink Day’ at Netball.
We look forward to seeing many of you during the Family Weekend, which looks set to be another wonderful weekend in The Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School calendar. Mrs Bethany Graham, Acting Head of Girls’ Boarding
We have begun making preparations for our Fete Stall: ‘Tomorrow Treasures and Books’. If you have any preloved treasures or books which you no longer
From the Director of Upper School Welcome to Week 4! There is a great deal happening in the Upper School throughout Term 2 including Grandparents’ Day, the Year 6 Canberra Trip and an Upper School Social just to name a few. I trust you enjoy reading about these exciting events below.
Assessment Week The Upper School assessment week will be held in Week 7 of this term from Monday, 2 June to Friday, 6 June. The teachers will use this opportunity to assess students on work that has been covered this Semester. Where possible, please ensure that your child is at school for this week. An assessment schedule will be sent to parents in the near future. Upper School Social – Friday, 13 June The Upper School Social will be held on Friday, 13 June from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Millennium Centre. The theme for the evening will be Rock n Roll and students will again be invited to form a committee to organise games, prizes and decorations. Students will be given a snack for the evening, which will include a popper and a packet of chips. The cost of the social has already been included on the Term Two fees. Mr Peter Vernon will be the DJ for the evening and will teach the students a variety of dances. The social is a fabulous occasion that celebrates the ‘co-educational’ aspect of their schooling. I would encourage all Year 6 and 7 students to attend this Rugby League Congratulations to the Year 6 and 7 boys who were victorious in their Rugby League match on Wednesday afternoon against Mary Mackillop. After a tough game, the boys came through with a late try to
win 8-4. Well done boys and congratulations on making the finals! Year Six Canberra Trip – 15-19 June 2014 The Canberra Trip is fast approaching and excitement is building amongst the students and staff. If you have any questions regarding the Canberra Trip, please do not hesitate to contact Jodie Doré either through email email@example.com or our School Reception, 07 4639 8111. Year 6 and 7 Jerseys The fitting process for the Year 6 and 7 jerseys is almost complete and the order will be sent away early next week. The students are looking forward to receiving their jerseys. Year 6 Leadership Induction It was a privilege to be involved in the Year 6 Leaders’ Induction at Assembly this week. Well done to all students, who nominated themselves for a leadership position and for those students who were inducted. NAPLAN Testing Congratulations to all students in Years 3, 5 and 7 for their effort and application in the NAPLAN testing this week. Year 6 Maths Help I will be running Maths Help sessions for Year 6 students at lunch on Wednesdays. Year 6 students, who would like to improve their Mathematical knowledge and understanding are encouraged to attend. Mr Bruce Cook, Director of Upper School
From the Director of Middle Primary NAPLAN Tests Years 3 and 5 students have completed their NAPLAN tests this week, with great focus and effort. Results will be known later in the year. We commend all students who sat these tests for trying their best.
Eisteddfod Please note that ALL Middle Primary students will be required to participate in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod Choral sections from this evening and on the weekend:
Students in Gold Choir will be performing TONIGHT from 5.45pm at the Empire Theatre. Students in Red Choir will be performing on Sunday, 18 May from 9.00am. Students are to meet at the Millennium Centre from 7.30am for a final rehearsal. All students will be bussed to the Theatre. Students should be picked up by 10.30am and RETURN to the theatre at 2.00pm.
Students who usually have a sporting commitment that may clash with their performance time, are asked to forgo sport in favour of the eisteddfod on this occasion. Many hours of school time have been put into preparing students for their performances. Please note these dates on your calendar now. Should students be unable to attend, written permission to the Head of School needed to have been obtained by now. Congratulations to the many MP students who have performed at this year’s Eisteddfod, many for the first time.
Star Watch Nights We are looking forward to clear skies and fine weather for our first-ever Star Watch nights, to be held next week. Permission forms MUST be in by tomorrow, Friday 16 May, to ensure catering numbers. We require every student to be accompanied by at least one adult for this event. Please do not drop children off, unsupervised. We would appreciate if older and younger siblings did not attend, due to the nature of the activity and the time of the event. As it will be cold, please ensure students are dressed warmly and appropriately for the occasion. They are to bring a blanket to sit/lie on and a torch to assist in completing some activities. We will provide a sausage sizzle and drink for dinner in the Millennium Centre prior to the actual ‘star-gazing’. On arrival, please assemble in the Millennium Centre for dinner and an information session. The dates and times for each class are as follows: May 20: Class 3D: 5.30pm Sausage Sizzle then 6.00pm Star-gazing until 7.00pm Class 3H: 6.30pm Sausage Sizzle then 7.00pm Star-gazing until 8.00pm May 21: Class 4W: 5.30pm Sausage Sizzle then 6.00pm Star-gazing until 7.00pm Class 4M: 6.30pm Sausage Sizzle then 7.00pm Star-gazing until 8.00pm May 22: Class 5M: 5.30pm Sausage Sizzle then 6.00pm Star-gazing until 7.00pm
From the Director of Middle Primary Fete News Please keep sending in donations of prizes for the Year 5 Buried Treasure Stall. Many thanks to those kind families who have made donations for this stall. Your support is greatly appreciated. Blanket Drive Prep Connect groups are seeking your support in donating blankets or warm bedding as part of our service to community this term. We will be sending these donations to the Salvation Army for people in our community who may not have these necessities this winter. Please send in your unwanted bedding items, in a named garbage bag, to Class 5H. Donations due by Friday, 30 May. Term 2 Social We look forward to seeing all our MP students at the Term Two Social on FRIDAY, 6 JUNE with the theme ‘When I grow up I wanna be …’ from 5.00pm-7.00pm in the Millennium Centre. Please note the earlier starting time. We encourage students to come dressed creatively by interpreting the theme in interesting and exciting ways!
MP Sport For the past few weeks, MP students have been practising for the upcoming Ball Games Carnival. We have been learning a number of different games, including Tunnel Ball, Leader Ball, Captain Ball, File Gap and Star Relay. We would encourage all students to practise their throwing, catching and passing skills to ensure they are well-prepared to represent their House in this competition. ALL students MUST have their blue play hat and water-bottle when participating in sport. Year 3 Music Programs This is a reminder that ALL Year 3 students must bring their INSTRUMENT, MUSIC DIARY and
MUSIC BOOK/S every Friday (except Grandparents’ Day) for lessons. A mark for these lessons (including bringing all correct equipment) will appear on your child’s report. Spelling City and Accelerated Reader online We are excited to announce that our new computer programs, for use by MP students, are now on our computer system and ready for use. Teachers have undertaken training and will commence using these programs in classrooms in the coming weeks. We will be holding an Information Session for parents, in the use of both these programs, as well the use of Mathletics on Tuesday, 3 June from 5.15pm to 6.15pm in the Ron Burling Room, Library. Ms Tanya Hopgood, Director of Middle Primary CLOISTERS—ART EXHIBITION (8 August) In 2014 the school is delighted to announce the introduction of a new and improved Art Show. The showcase of students Art will be displayed across the campus and along the cloisters of the school. Exhibition spaces will also include unique settings such as the Chapel and Main School Close. The exhibition will be interactive and the event is an evening designed for families. This year Cloisters Art Exhibition will be held on the 8th of the 8th at twilight until early evening (after the Athletics Carnival). Enjoy a delicious dinner and experience a magical night viewing canvases on the cloisters and sculptures in the school grounds. The P&F will be providing Winter treats on the night, more details will follow shortly.
From the Director of Lower Primary Pete the Sheep Excursion Our exciting bus trip was just the beginning of our entertaining excursion to the Empire Theatre to watch the ‘Pete the Sheep’ performance. All Kindergarten to Year 2 children enjoyed themselves immensely and have many memories of seeing a favourite book come to life on the big stage. We even had front row seats!!
Mother’s Day Pampering What fun we had pampering the special ladies in our lives. Many of the children have commented that painting Mum or Grandma’s fingers was their favourite activity. Thank you to all the staff for their exceptional efforts in creating a wonderful school event.
Grandparents’ Day All Lower Primary Students will be performing at our Grandparents’ Day Concert on Friday , 23 May. All Year One and Two students will need to wear their formal winter school uniform on this day. Kindy Playschool Concert Excursion On Tuesday, 13 May, the Kindergarten students went on an excursion to see the Playschool Concert, held at Martin Luther Primary School. Even the bus trip was exciting as it was the first time on a bus for many of the children. The Playschool presenters, Alex and Michele sang many very familiar songs including ‘The Playschool Theme Song’, ‘What do you think my name is’, Wiggerly Woo’, ‘Humpty Dumpty’, Twinkle Twinkle’, ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, ‘Old Macdonald’, ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, ‘Der Glumph went the Little Green Frog’, ‘Polly Put the Kettle On’, ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’. They also incorporated many of our wellloved characters like Humpty, Jemima, Big Ted and Little Ted into the show. We had so much fun dancing and singing along! Mrs Michele Wright, Director of Lower Primary
From the Director of Performing Arts The Sound of Music’ and ‘The Little Mermaid Jnr’ Congratulations to Georgia Gouldson in Year 7 who has been cast in the role of ‘Louisa’ in the upcoming Toowoomba Choral Society production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Empire Theatre. Several other members of the Prep Community have scored leading roles. Georgia’s father, Mr Ben Gouldson is playing ‘Max’, Ms Shannon Gralow (voice/piano teacher) is playing ‘Maria’ and Mr Russell Reynolds (Father of Gemima in Yr 2 and Husband of Nadine) is ‘Captain von Trapp’.
Congratulations to Eileen Scott (Year 6) and Genevieve Cheek (Year 7), who are both members of the Ensemble in the Toowoomba Choral Society Youth Choir Holiday Production of ‘The Little Mermaid Jnr’ at the Empire Theatre.
Toowoomba Eisteddfod The Toowoomba Eisteddfod has begun and our students are performing beautifully. Congratulations to all students who are ‘having a go’. We are so proud of all of you. String and Contemporary Commercial Vocal Results are listed below. All other results will be included in the next edition of the Newsletter.
Competitors in the Primary Vocal Trio and Year 6 and Under Music Theatre Performance sections.
Tamsyn Duffield and Eden Lingard 3rd Place in the Year 8 or 9 Vocal Duet, String Duet Performers Year 6 or Under and Georgia Gouldson & Olivia Bridge – Winners of the Year 7 String Duet
From the Director of Performing Arts
Klaudia Shaw (Yr 6) as Dorothy with her Mum, Rebecca, who came all the way from Dirranbandi to see her perform, Harrish Mahendra (Yr 5) performing ‘The Bare Necessities’ and Isabella Sullivan (Yr 6) as Little Red Riding Hood in the Year 6 and Under Music Theatre Performance
Yr 7 Music Theatre Performances: Sophie Mossman, Charlotte Duff, Sarah Jane Coggan, Annie Magoffin, Georgia Gouldson, Anah Chung and Mary Bailey
Toowoomba Eisteddfod String and Contemporary Commercial Vocal Results String CELLO OR DOUBLE BASS SOLO Year 4 or Under: Ruben Fitton 1st VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO Year 4 or Under: Alex Thompson HC STRING DUET Year 6 or Under: Belle Smibert & William Lawrence HC STRING DUET Year 7: Georgia Gouldson & Olivia Bridge 1st CELLO OR DOUBLE BASS SOLO Year 7: Anah Chung 2nd POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL STRING SOLO Year 7: Anah Chung 1st STRING SOLO UNACCOMPANIED Year 7: Anah Chung 1st VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO Year 7: Georgia Gouldson 1st Contemporary Commercial Vocal CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO Year 7: Georgia Gouldson 1st CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO Years 8 or 9: Eden Lingard HC
From the Director of Performing Arts Choir Arrangements for Toowoomba Eisteddfod Performances Please complete the Attached Eisteddfod Choir Permission Form and return to the School Reception as soon as possible. What to Wear: Full Winter Uniform with Blazer (no vests, jumpers or caps). What to Bring: A snack that will fit into a blazer pocket and a small water bottle (no electronic devices or bags). Venue: Empire Theatre Main Auditorium (Parents should buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment). Meeting Place: In the Grounds of the Empire Church Theatre (next to Encores Restaurant and on the Northern side of the Main Theatre Complex). We will not let children meet their parents in any other location, as it will be very crowded. Please do not take your child until their name has been marked off by a supervising staff member. If it is raining, we will meet in the Upstairs Foyer of the Empire Theatre. Please note that it is very difficult to predict the finishing times of Eisteddfod Sections as there are so many variables. All times other than the starting time of a Session (not section) are approximate. Boarders will catch Taxis to and from the Empire Theatre. MIDDLE PRIMARY GOLD CHOIR (Ocean Commotion and My Dog) Date: Thursday 15 May (Week 4) Final Rehearsal at School - 3:10pm-3:40pm in Millennium Centre on Thursday 15 May Boarder Taxi Departs School: 5:25pm Meeting Time at Empire: 5:45pm Session Commences: 6:00pm There is a Boy’s Choir Section with 3 competitors first, and then we are 8th out of 10 competitors in our section. Session Finishes: APPROXIMATELY 7:30pm SECONDARY CHOIR SECTIONS: College Choir (Yr 8+Chapel Choir) Date: Friday 16 May (Week 4) Final Rehearsal at School - 8:00am-8:30am in Millennium Centre on Friday 16 May
Boarder Taxi Departs School: 5:20pm Meeting Time at Empire: 5:30pm Session Commences: 6:00pm Section 007 Secondary School Vocal Ensemble (Chapel Choir and Yr 8s): ‘Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia’ No. 5/12 Section 009 Secondary School Modern Choir and Section 011 Secondary School Spiritual Song or Gospel Choir (Chapel Choir and Yr 8s): ‘Ordinary Miracle’ and ‘Sanctus’, sung together. No. 4/9 Session Finishes: APPROXIMATELY 8:30pm MIDDLE PRIMARY RED CHOIR AND SENIOR CHOIR Date: Sunday 18 May (Week 4) Final Rehearsal at School - 7:30am-8:15am in Millennium Centre on Sunday 18 May Students will then all catch a bus to the Empire Theatre 1st Session Commences: 9:00am Section 015 – Primary Vocal Ensemble No. 1 Chapel Choir ‘It’s a Lovely Day’, No. 6 Year 4-5 Vocal Ensemble ‘Listen to the Rain’ Section 019 Primary Spiritual Song or Gospel Chorus and Section 020 Primary Modern or Folk Choir (4 competitors) No 1 Red Choir – ‘Marchin’ With the Saints’ and ‘The Little Fish’, No. 3 Senior Choir – ‘Walls Come Tumbalin’ Down’ and ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ NOTE: E. House, C. Patsalou, S. Coggan, S. Mossman, J. Barui, C. Duff, A. Mahendran, E. Gall, S. Halfpenny, L. Schultz have Speech and Drama sections at the same time as the choirs. This time clash will be managed internally by us and the Eisteddfod organisers so that students are able to do both sections comfortably. 1st Session Finishes: APPROXIMATELY 10:30am *** NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A BREAK BETWEEN SECTIONS THAT WE ARE PERFORMING IN. PLEASE ENSURE THAT STUDENTS HAVE LUNCH IN THIS TIME. BOARDERS WILL TRAVEL BACK TO SCHOOL FOR LUNCH. Boarder Taxi Departs School: ONLY) 2nd Meeting Time at Empire: ONLY) Boarder Taxi Departs School: CHOIR ONLY) 2nd Meeting Time at Empire: CHOIR ONLY)
1:50pm (RED CHOIR 2:00pm (RED CHOIR 2:45pm
From the Director of Performing Arts 2nd Session Commences: 2:30pm Section 016 Primary School Junior A Grade Choir (7 competitors) No. 6 Red Choir ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ‘It’s a Lovely Day Today’ Section 018 Primary Hymn Singing (4 competitors) No 1 Red Choir ‘Lord of the Dance’, No. 4 Senior Choir ‘Eagles Wings’ Red Choir Finishing Time: APPROXIMATELY 4:00pm
No 4/8 Senior Choir ‘Riversong’ and ‘The Jolly Piper’ Senior Choir Finishing Time: APPROXIMATELY 5:15pm NOTE: R. Leahy, L. Schultz, E. Scott, C. Dixon, A. Soco, I. Sullivan have Speech and Drama sections at the same time as the choirs. This time clash will be managed internally by us and the Eisteddfod organisers so that students are able to do both sections comfortably.
Mrs Nerida Eckert, Director of Performing Arts
Section 013 Primary A Grade Choir (8 competitors)
Performing Arts Date Claimers for Term 2 Week
TOOWOOMBA EISTEDDFOD – Piano (solos, duets)
Thu 15/5Tues 20/5 Thu 15/5 – Thu 22 May Fri 23/5
TOOWOOMBA EISTEDDFOD – Speech and Drama Solos 10.30am GRANDPARENT’S DAY CONCERT in Millennium Centre Kindy Choir; Prep Year Choir; Year 1/2 Choir; Concert Band; Middle Primary Gold and Red Choirs; Senior String Ensemble; Senior Choir; College Choir, Stage Band FETE Mrs Eckert’s AMEB Brass Exams 9:00am FAMILY SERVICE (Chapel/College Choir - Chapel Choir and Year 8 Students – arrive 8:45am) 3.00pm-5:30pm: DROUGHT RELIEF CONCERT at Empire Theatre: Chapel/College Choir (Chapel Choir and Year 8 Students). Arrive by 2:30pm wearing Full Winter Uniform. No Caps, Vests or Jumpers. Songs: ‘Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia’ and ‘Ordinary Miracle’
5pm: Closing Date for 2nd Part of Toowoomba Eisteddfod Mrs Eckert’s AMEB Woodwind Exams
SING OUT (Senior Choir Yr 6/7) – All day and evening concert
9:30am LOWER PRIMARY CONCERT in Creative Arts Centre
1:05pm UPPER SCHOOL/COLLEGE LUNCHTIME CONCERT in Chapel
1:05pm MIDDLE PRIMARY LUNCHTIME CONCERT in Chapel
Tues 17/6 Wed 18/6
CHAPEL SERVICE (Chapel/College Choir). Arrive 5:00pm for a 5:15pm start. Finish by 5:45pm No Chapel Choir/Senior Choir Rehearsals (Year 6 Canberra Trip)
From the Activities Co-ordinator Congratulations! Isaac Johnson – Below is a photo of Isaac being presented with his Toowoomba Hockey Association Umpire Academy shirt last Saturday. Phillip Goodsell (left) and Michael Boyd (right) are the Academy Directors. Isaac has been selected to umpire at the U13 Coulter Shield in Warwick on 24 May and also at the U13 State Championships in the first week of the June/July school holidays. This is his first year in the academy, however he has umpired a number of games since the age of 9.
town for Grandparents’ Day to watch our teams play some quality sport. Chess Lessons with Mr Lord Chess Lessons with Mr Les Lord have commenced and will run through to Monday, 16 June (with the exception of Monday, 9 June – Queens Birthday Holiday). The cost of these lessons are $70 for the term regardless of how many lessons are attended. Lessons will be in the Fairfax Library. Before School Running Training Miss Ashleigh Crawford is conducting Before School Running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for fitness and in preparation for the upcoming Athletics season. The cost of the sessions are $5 each and can be paid directly to Miss Crawford. If you are a boarding parent and your child would like to attend, please contact your House Parent to arrange this. Rugby Draw The 2014 Junior Rugby Draw has been released, and can be accessed by the below link. http://www.downsrugby.com.au/junior_rugby/draw
Wallabies v All Blacks I have jumped in early and snapped up 150 tickets for this annual Rugby trip. This year we will be travelling to Suncorp Stadium to watch the mighty Wallabies beat the All Blacks. For those new to our school, it is tradition each year that we tour to a Rugby game in Brisbane, and this year will be a cracker. Please keep an eye on Galileo and the fortnightly newsletter in the weeks to come for more information on our Rugby Road Trip! Toowoomba Primary and Secondary Individual Chess Competitions Please note that there is information and entry forms available on Galileo or through the School Reception for anyone who would like to register. Nudgee College and IGGS Invitational Fixtures Next Thursday, 22 May, Nudgee Junior College and Ipswich Girls Grammar School will be coming to the Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School to play us in Rugby and Netball. The Netball fixtures will commence at 2:30pm and Rugby fixtures at 3:30pm. It will be a fantastic opportunity for any family or friends in
Football Draw A reminder that wet weather information and details on the Saturday Football Draws can be found at http:// footballtoowoomba.org.au/index-tess1.php?ItemNo=2001 Netball Draw A reminder that wet weather information and details on the Saturday Netball Draws can be found at http://www.toowoomba.qld.netball.com.au/ Netball Canteen Duty This Saturday, 17 May is our first canteen duty of 2014. Coaches will be asking parents for assistance in the coming weeks so that we can cover our duties, and everyone has an opportunity to also watch the games. Sports Information and Training Timetables Sports Training Timetables and other Activities information will be updated each Thursday and placed on the school App, and in the Secure Parent Area of the Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School website. Mr Rick Lingard, Activities Co-ordinator
P&F News P&F Committee and Contacts President: Keith Sands firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 707 708 Vice President: Daniel Rouhead. Secretary: Ben and Dana Gouldson email@example.com Treasurer: Matt Samson. Fete Committee Trina Sands – firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Webb – email@example.com Sheelagh Gray – firstname.lastname@example.org Kellie Tyrrell – email@example.com Ben and Dana Gouldson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fete News It’s just over a week until the 2014 TACAPS Fete on Saturday, 24 May and there is a lot of activity going on in preparation for the day. Can you help? We need donations of: Prizes for the Fishing and Buried Treasure Stalls Prizes can be almost anything including bouncy balls, marbles, sticky hands, jewellery, games, stationery, wrapped sweets, stiffed toys, gift cards etc. You can drop prizes either at the office or at the Kindy or Year 5H classrooms. Chocolate prizes for the Chocolate Wheel Drop off at the office or at the Prep D classroom. Sweets – home-made sweets’ recipes can be found here. It’s time to start cooking. Contact Ame Lawrence (email@example.com) or Katrina Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cakes, slices biscuits etc. for our Cakes and Gourmet Stall. Relishes, pickles, preserved lemons, usual or unusual jams are all welcome too. If you can make it, we can sell it! Contact Binna Smith (email@example.com) or Fi Cameron (firstname.lastname@example.org) Your treasure and books Unwanted goods in working order and books can be dropped in at the Boarding Office. We don’t have much treasure yet so please look through your cupboards. Donations are welcome from all year levels for any of the above items. Dads, mark your diaries…. Friday morning, 23 May at 6.00am-8.30am and again at
3.00pm – working bee at Jordan oval to set up marquees etc. All hands are welcome. Contact Keith Sands if you can help - 0419 707 708. Kids….have you organised your team for Anything Goes yet? Ride bands are now available for purchase on Flexischools and are $5 cheaper if you buy before Fete day And finally, all stalls need our donation of time on the Fete day. Please see the convenors in your year level with your offer of help on the day. Please click here for the convenor list. P & F Meeting The minutes of the April P&F meeting can be found here, the next meeting is set down for 7pm Wednesday, 21 May in the library. Remember you can also attend by phone, Skype or Face time, or email in your ideas or give a committee member a call before the meeting. Major New Project: New Adventure Park/ Playground This Friday members of the committee and Mr Lees are meeting with representatives of Urban Play a Brisbane company who specialises in amazing playground equipment. Take a look at their website to get an idea of what they offer. Art Show Jill Hammond has already received calls to offer help, give her a call if you’d like to help out at this years’ Art Show. Remember its on August 8TH (the evening of the Athletics Carnival). Please contact Jill if you can help. Tuckshop Please find the cooking and tuckshop roster here Thursday, 22 May volunteers are: Cooking: Anne Elliott (cupcakes) Annabelle Kibble (pikelets) Tuckshop: Anne Elliott and Lisa Withers Thursday 29th May volunteers are: Cooking: Emma Kemp (cupcakes) Nicole Farquharson (pikelets) Tuckshop: Mai Halfpenny C@PS Opening hours are each Friday during term time from 12pm to 4pm. Volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
P&F News 2014 FETE RIDES We have an exciting line up of rides and entertainment for this year’s Fete. Three ride bands are available, each allowing unlimited access to a range of rides between 10am and 3pm (5 hours). See below for what is included in each package. Choose either the blue, gold or maroon ride package for each of your children and save by pre-purchasing your ride bands on Flexischools. Payment for pre-paid ride bands can only be made through Flexischools. Orders will not be accepted at the school office. Ride packages will be available to purchase on the day, however they will cost an extra $5 per package. BLUE RIDE BAND
GOLD RIDE BAND
RED RIDE BAND
$25 prepaid or $30 on the day
$35 prepaid or $40 on the day
$45 prepaid or $50 on the day
Animal farm Cup & Saucer Jumping castle Super slide Rock wall Land train
Animal farm The Hurricane (110cm height restriction) Cup & Saucer Jumping castle Dodgem cars Super slide Rock wall Land train
Animal farm The Hurricane (110cm height restriction) Cup & Saucer Jumping castle Dodgem cars Super slide Rock wall Land train Laser skirmish
* 1 drink * 1 bucket of chips
* 1 drink * 1 bucket of chips
* 1 drink * 1 bucket of chips
What’s On SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR You are invited to the ‘ Reading Oasis’ at the Scholastic Book Fair, which will be held from Tuesday, 20 May to Monday, 26 May 2014 in the Ron Burling Room. Operating times will be from 8.00am-8.30am and 3:30pm – 4:45pm daily, excluding Friday (Grandparents’ Day) when the fair will be open from 8.00am to 3:00pm. Payment options include cash, cheque and EFTPOS. For Boarder students who are wishing to purchase books from the Fair, parents are able to forward a cheque attached to the form located at the back of this Newsletter, made payable to Scholastic Book Fair, to Mrs Muller at the Library. Students may then come to the Book Fair and purchase books up to that amount. In conjunction with the Book Fair, families are invited to purchase a book for the donation to the School’s Library as well as purchasing books for their children/grandchildren. Any books donated to the School’s Library will have a book plate placed on the inside cover which will include the name of the person/s and date of donation.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY This year, Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, 23 May. If your Grandparent has not yet replied, please ask them to do so as soon as possible for catering purposes by either phone 07 4639 8111 or email to Mrs Brooke Cleary.
CLASS/INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS School photos will be taken on Tuesday, 27 May for students in Prep Year to Year 8. Kindy Gold 1 and 3 and Kindy Red 1 and 3 will also have their photos taken on this day. Individual photos for Kindy Gold 2 and Kindy Red 2 will be taken on Thursday, 29 May. *Please note that family photos will only be available for students in Prep to Year 8 this year.
Vacation Care Winter Vacation Care Join us for a walk through a â€˜Winter Wonderlandâ€™ during our Winter Vacation Care program in the June/July holidays. Exciting activities include snowman building, ice hockey, karate lesson, cooking and crystal making. Our excursions will take us to Ten Pin Bowling, All Stars Gymnastics and Cobb and Co. All days are CCB approved and led by qualified Early Childhood and Care staff. The Winter Vacation Care Schedule can be downloaded from the Secure Parent Area or alternatively, contact School Reception for an Enrolment Pack. Please tell your friends as we are open to outside bookings for children who attend local schools. Who: Prep to Year 7 students Dates: 20 June to 14 July Hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm.
Merit Certificates We congratulate the following students who received Merit Certificates this past fortnight: Hugo Bailey-Madsen, PA—For demonstrating responsible work habits and ‘on-task’ behaviour. Andy Beale, 6C—For the pleasing improvements you have made in class. Matilda Briggs, 2E—For art on show. Joshua Brimblecombe, 6C—For the committed approach you have given to your Grandparents’ Day card. Darcy Browning, 4M—For an excellent start to School and for his diligent approach in class. Lachlan Brownlie, 3H—For art on show. William Bucknell, 6C—For the effort you are showing in Maths. Wylie Bucnkell, 4M—For having an excellent attitude towards learning. Wilson Cochrane, 6C—For his effort and application in Maths. William Coulthard, 1S—For excellent participation in reading groups and using reading strategies. Maasen Cree, PA—For demonstrating responsible work habits and ‘on task’ behaviour. Katie Creighton, 6C—For her effort in solving the Think Tank problems. Fletcher Darr, 5H—For art on show. Samantha Davis, 6C—For her determined approach in Maths. Gabriel Donaldson, 4M—for improved concentration and effort in Maths and English. William Dwan, 2F—For art on show. Ethan Edgar, 4M—For being an active participant in all classroom discussions and for sharing insightful information. Lucy Giesemann, 3D—For being a kind and caring friend to all her peers. Elizabeth Gobbert, 6C—For her determined approach in Maths. Georgia Gobbert, 4W—For continuing to work hard in Mathematics. Samuel Goh, 3D—For art on show. Dougal Golden, 5M—For art on show. Anna Gouldson, 2F—For art on show. Hollee Gscheidle, 6C—For the initiative she shows in class. Harvey Houlahan, 5H—For art on show. Verity House, 4M—For her excellent attitude towards learning. Hamish Johnstone, 1S—For loving writing and reading. Darcy Jones, 1S—For enthusiastically reading and
responding during Guided Reading. Jesse Joubert, 4W—For working hard in class. Jun Lee, 2F—For art on show. Jonty Lees, 4W— For staying focused in Maths lessons. Hugo McCamley, 3D—For improvement in his reading and spelling. Ayshyana Platt-Oxley, 6C—For the effort you are showing in Maths. Dilumi Prematillake, 2F—For art on show. Jack Raff, 3D—For persevering in all areas of school to achieve the best of his ability. Angus Sands, 1S—For focusing during Guided Reading and reading with fluency. Tom Sanson, 1S—For reading eagerly and completing activities thoughtfully. Madeline Saunders, 6C—For her effort and application in Maths. Xanthe Schubert, PA—For effective listening and contributing to class discussions. Klaudia Shaw, 6C—For your lovely manners and diligent approach to your school work. Victoria Shulyak, 3D—For demonstrating a love of learning. Victoria Shulyak, 3D—For art on show. Manjasdeep Singh, 4M—For consistently applying himself to all classroom activities with a positive attitude. Ben Smith, 6C—For the effort and commitment you are putting into your Think Tank problem solving questions. Aliyah Soco, 6D—For art on show. Matthew Spanner, 4M—For outstanding improvement in effort and application in English. Victor Steen, 3D—For insightful and constructive contributions in class discussion. George Storie, 2E—For art on show. Monique Sugars, 4W—For working well in Maths classes. Ella Summers, 5H—For art on show. Imogen Taylor, 6C—For your committed and diligent approach to your school work. Matthew Taylor, 6C—For his effort and application in Maths. Neeve Whittaker, 2F—For art on show. Ruby Winten, Class 4W—For putting a great effort into writing tasks. Lucinda Withers, 5H—For art on show. Sophie Ziesemer, PA— For serving, helping and encouraging others in the class.
Permission Forms Toowoomba Eisteddfod Choir Permission Form Mrs Nerida Eckert Director of Performing Arts Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School I give / do not give permission for ________________________________ to perform in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod as parto fo the Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School Choirs.
______________________________ Signature (Parent / Guardian)
Chess Club Mr Rick Lingard Activities Co-ordinator Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School (Please return this form to the Activities Office at email@example.com, or to the School Reception) Student’s Name: ______________________________________
I give my child permission to attend the Monday Chess Club with Mr Les Lord. Lessons in Term 2 start on Monday, 28 April and go through until Monday, 16 June (except Monday, 9 June – Queen’s Birthday Holiday). I understand that the cost of this activity is $70 for the 7 weeks of lessons regardless of how many lessons are attended.
Signature: __________________________________ (Parent/Guardian)
Permission Forms Scholastic Book Fair 2014 Mrs Ruth Muller C/- Library Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School Name: .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Boarding House: ...................................................................................................................................................................................... Amount payable by cheque (made payable to Scholastic Book Fair): $ ...................................................................................... Parent Signature: .....................................................................................................................................................................................