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August 29
Term 3 Week 7

From the Principal
As the school continues to grow in size the days seem to be getting busier and probably are. School numbers are now 735 and continuing to rise – we are having enrolment enquiries almost daily. I am currently in discussion with facilities about the inevitable construction of a new building. Just when this will eventuate is not yet determined but the school, now in its 20th year has grown to be almost at capacity in terms of buildings. I will keep the community informed of progress about this as it comes to hand.
Staffing
Year 2D now have a new Friday teacher, Ms Brooke Gordon. Ms Gordon takes over from Mrs Buckley (who was on a 5 week contract) and is very committed to this position. She will work alongside Mrs Normington, the regular classroom teacher Monday to Thursday.
Facilities
The school canteen refurbishment is on schedule for the September school holidays. This was partly funded by the P & C and I would like to thank Jen Noordzy our P & C president, and the rest of the committee, for their tireless commitment to fundraising, and working towards always making our school a better place. Thank you also to all of you who support our fundraising events. P & C meetings will now be held on the last Thursday of the month at 4:30pm in the sports hall. Please come along and meet others from our school community, hear the latest news about the school, and have a say in school matters. The next P & C event is The Spring Fair.
The Spring Fair and 20 Year Celebrations
Don’t forget our spring fair being held on Saturday 15 September from 2pm. Celebrating 20 years since the school was founded we will have rides, activities, entertainment, fireworks, food stalls and more. Organised by our P & C this is an event not to be missed. More information on our web page.
Learning/Curriculum
Our school dance group who learn under the tuition of Ms Dremel performed at the Beenleigh Eisteddfod this month. While not taking out a place they danced beautifully and were a credit to our school. Congratulations to all students and Ms Dremel.
Last weekend Flagstone State School had 5 teams entered in the Regional Optiminds Challenge. We did not win a place but a lot of fun was had by all teams leading up to and including the challenge. Mr Meier and several of our teachers gave up a lot of time to facilitate these teams who represented the school with pride. Congratulations and thank you to all facilitators.
Book Week was celebrated last week – Mrs Wilson and Mrs Salo organised and ran this. It was a huge success with many students dressed up as a book character. Lots of staff dressed up as well and also had a lot of fun. Competitions were run during the week also. The message that reading is not only very important but a lot of fun was certainly evident during the week.
General
I have unfortunately had to ban dogs on school grounds due to concerns about student safety with increasing numbers of dogs. I hope our school community will continue to walk to school with their students and if with dogs, can meet students at the fence. We have a very small and very friendly ‘school dog’ who is owned by a staff member and is here some days. Some students with disabilities and/or behavioural problems benefit by this dog being here.
We held a ‘Fiver for a Farmer Day’ a fortnight ago. Students and staff dressed up as farmers and donated $5 or more for the privilege. This was donated to the Draught Relief Fund and we raised over $2,600. This was an outstanding effort - thank you to the school and Flagstone Community for your generosity.
The term ends on Friday 21 September, 2018 and term 4 recommences on Monday 8 October, 2018.

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