Our Rainbow House news

Miss Eisentrager, who is currently volunteering in Chainda, Africa, has sent through the following Our Rainbow House news.

from Miss Eisentrager

Today Miss Eisentrager delivered an information session with the caregivers and guardians on the deadly malaria disease that affects so many of our families. The session began with the latest statistics on Malaria cases within the Chainda Compound. She highlighted the risk factors for both young children and pregnant women. The attendees learned about how the disease is contracted, the symptoms of the disease often mimicking other illnesses as well as current treatment offered through the Chainda Clinic. The guardians were then given a thorough demonstration on how to assemble, hang, care for, use and store the mosquito nets. Each guardian received a net for the children in their care. Over the next two weeks the caregivers will accompany Miss Eisentrager to inspect and/or install the nets for the guardians. They were thrilled to receive such a generous gift only made possible by Mr David Stone, a parent from Bounty Boulevard State School. We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr Stone for taking such a keen interest in the welfare of our children.

Year 4-5 Disco Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bounty Boulevard State School’s Parents and Citizens Association has postponed the Year 4-5 Disco that was scheduled for Friday 25 July. It is planned that a Year 4-5 Disco will be held during this school term.

School Opinion Surveys

The School Opinion Survey is undertaken each year by the department’s State Schools Division to obtain the opinions of parents/caregivers, students and school staff about important aspects of schooling.

You are invited to participate in this year’s School Opinion Survey and have your say about what your child’s school does well, and how it can improve.

Participation in the survey is anonymous and all information that you provide will be treated confidentially. Your feedback will be provided back to your child’s school in such a way that you cannot be identified.

The online survey will be available until 3 August 2014, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

The eldest student from each family attending Bounty Boulevard State School was provided with an A4 Parent School Opinion Survey Information Sheet on Tuesday 22 July. The information sheet will include the survey web address and unique survey codes.

Please contact the school if you have any questions about the survey.

Creative Generations Excursion

On Friday 18th July 2014, 49 students from Bounty Boulevard State School travelled to the Brisbane Convention Centre to watch the 10th Anniversary spectacular of Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage. Since its inception in 2005, this professionally produced spectacular has grown from 550 students to a cast of over 1800 and nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent.

The show is led by the Department of Education, Training and Employment’s Community Engagement and Partnerships branch, who are the engine room of the production. However it is the teachers and school communities who are the heart and soul of the show. Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage is a testament to the wonderful performers and their dedicated teachers from Queensland state schools.

Students and staff from Bounty were treated to some of the most magical and popular moments from the past 10 years of ‘C-Gen’. Students were involved in intense rehearsals for the past three months. Our students had a brilliant time with one quoting, “This was the best day of my life. I had so much fun”.

Snap Happy at Helping Hands

on behalf of Helping Hands staff

Helping Hands Bounty Boulevard Extended Learning Activity Term 3 2014

Exciting Photography Program for children!camera

Learn all the tricks of the trade and become a really great photographer! Helping Hands is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity for all the children at Bounty Boulevard.

Even more amazing is that the children taking part will get to keep the high specification digital camera they use to keep practising the skills they have learnt!!

Over a 5 week program, you will be guided by our photography expert to create some amazing photographs and learn some tricks of the trade!

Each week will see a different focus and the photographs taken will be stored on an SD memory card to take away.

Some of the favourite photos will make a great scrapbook so that’s what they’ll do on the final week of the program!

For more information or to book onto this exciting 5 week program please contact Helping Hands Bounty Boulevard on 0459 990 652 or email bountyboulevard@helpinghandsnetwork.com.au

Booking forms will also be available from the school office and Helping Hands Bounty Boulevard service.

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