Newsletter – Week 6 Term 1

Topics covered in this newsletter include;

  • School Badging Ceremony
  • Parental Cooperation
  • P&C Meeting
  • Reading Hints for Parents
  • Staff Changes
  • Parent Workshops
  • Finance News
  • Facilities
  • School Office Hours
  • ICAS
  • Fundraising
  • P&C News

Download: Week 6 Newsletter Term 1 2015

Prep and Year 3 Disco Update 1

A very big thank you to the Prep parents who have nominated to volunteer at the upcoming Prep Disco.

All Prep Disco Volunteer Spots have been filled.

The P&C is seeking Year 3 parents to volunteer at the Year 3 Disco as many volunteer roles are unfilled.

Seeking Year 3 Disco Volunteers - Update 1

    Parent Security - Parents to assist with security around perimeter of the school Hall.
    Seeking assistance to pack up the Disco, including cleaning the BBQ and Hall, packing up tables and chairs, pulling down decorations and putting stock back into the P&C room.
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Hot Cross Buns – P&C Fundraiser

Bakers Delight, North Lakes are generously and proudly supporting our school again this year with a Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser. Flavours Include:

  • Traditional
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Mocha
  • Fruitless

Download: Hot Cross Bun Flyer

Bounty Bite – Volunteer Request

Can you spare a few hours of your time weekly/fortnightly or monthly volunteering at Bounty Bite Cafè. Read More

School Drop Off – 2 Minute Zone

Over the last several weeks concerns have been raised regarding the dropping off of students at the 2 minute loading zone at the front of the school. It has been reported that cars are being left in the zone for an extended time, preventing other parents from safely dropping off their children at school. We remind parents that the 2 minute loading zone is designed as a student drop off and pick up area and ask parents to move their cars from this area within the allocated time frame.

To support our Safer School Travel initiative at Bounty Boulevard State School, we invited the Queensland Police to provide feedback on car parking behaviours. The following observations from Friday 27 March have been provided by Sergeant Eric Giesemann, North Lakes Police Station.

During this time, I observed some parents dropping their children off and placing
themselves and their children in a dangerous situation.

The dangerous situation I’m referring to, is where the parent/guardian has stopped in their vehicle in the drop off zone and the children/parent get out of their vehicle and go to the rear of the vehicle to unload the children’s school bags.

Some parents did this with other vehicles parked very close behind them.

If the vehicle behind for some unknown reason (fails to stop or the driver puts their foot on the accelerator and not the brake) the vehicle may lunge forward and may crush the people who are at the rear of the vehicle.

A safety message will be presented at the next student assembly to encourage students to enter the car from the footpath side and the potential risks of standing behind the car when being dropped off in the morning or collected after school.

Read full transcript from Sergeant Eric Giesemann.