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August 8, 2017: Final Draft Concept Plan
Thank you to all who contributed with feedback on the draft concept master plan. A final draft master plan is attached for your information.

Any further comments can be emailed to cass@planout.com.au by 25th August 2017. The draft master plan will be submitted for endorsement at next CA meeting 6/9/17.
» St Andrews Draft Concept Plan July 2017

June 8, 2017: Sport and Recreation Oval Master Plan
The St Andrew’s Community Association identified a range of opportunities to enhance the school oval and surrounds. Some of the initial ideas put forward have included shade structures, toilets, water bubblers, playground, field surface upgrade and outdoor education links for the adjoining waterway. This is a fantastic opportunity for our whole school community to be involved in making great spaces for the future benefit our children. We would love to hear your feedback, ideas and suggestions!

We need your ideas & suggestions by 30 June 2017!
» St Andrews Draft Concept Plan
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May 4, 2017: ANZAC Commemorations
As a school we gathered to celebrate our ANZAC Day Liturgy. Our band lead by Steve McKay played our National Anthem and “Abide in Me”. On his guitar Mr Mac played “True Blue” as students from each class laid wreaths. We had many students from Year 3-6 and staff who read prayers and poems and shared information with us. Fox Wood from Year 6 bravely played the last post and lead us through our minute’s silence.

Additionally, all students in the school contributed to the creation of a 4-metre-tall soldier who stood behind the cenotaph as a reminder of those who have and are serving in the defence forces. Our students were, as always, respectful and thoughtful during the liturgy. It was a beautiful liturgy and, as with all things St Andrew’s, a ‘team effort’. Special thank-you of course goes to Kylie Murphy our DSTA who was the driving force behind all our ANZAC celebrations and who brings with her an enormous amount of dedication, creativity and compassion to everything she does.

March 17, 2017: Makerspace
Over the last few weeks our makerspace has been used for a range of creative activities with flexible goals. Year 5 and 6 students have attended our before school program where they have been designing and creating toys and games. While other students have enjoyed a range of makerspace challenges during their lunch break. The Straw Rocket Challenge has proven to be very popular with students of all ages.

March 17, 2017: STEM workshops
This term we have begun STEM with the Year 2 classes and are implementing some content within the Technology curriculum into the work they are doing mapping. They had a wonderful time with the OzoBots which are small programmable robots. The activity requires the children to draw on their mathematical knowledge of mapping and directional language as they programmed their OzoBot with clear instructions to navigate paths and map their course through an imaginary streetscape or shopping centre. The children demonstrated growth mindsets as they worked together to solve digital and design problems. We also welcome and thank Mr Gerard Effeney (Deputy Head of School – Australian Catholic University) for also being part of our STEM initiative as he visits the Yr 4 classes introducing them to the OzoBots robotics and coding experience.

March 17, 2017: Project Compassion 2017
During Lent, as a school we raise money for Caritas who are the international aid and development organization of the Catholic Church in Australia. They deliver long-term development programs, help people regardless of ethnicity, religion or political beliefs, work with the poorest of the poor and help people help themselves.

Each classroom has its own Caritas Box. We encourage students to think about ways they can earn money to donate to others less fortunate. Each newsletter we will share some of the stories of those in the communities for whom Caritas raises money.

March 2, 2017: Swimming Carnival
Last week we participated in our annual swimming carnival for Year 3-6 students. All students participated in events that suited their swimming ability and joined in the war cries with gusto. Thank you to the support from the parent body who helped cheer on our students and assist with the supervision near the toilet/tuckshop areas.

Congratulations to the Amalfi Yellow team who took out first place this year.

February 16, 2017: 2018 Prep Enrolments
We are currently processing enrolment applications for Prep 2018. Any existing families at St Andrew's who will have a sibling enrolling in Prep in 2018 (DOB 1/7/2012 - 30/6/2013) will need to submit an online Enrolment Application form and provide all the necessary enrolment forms to the School Office by the end of February, 2017.

A list of the necessary documents as well as a link to the online Enrolment Application form can be found on the Enrolment Information page. Please don't hesitate to contact the office if you have any queries.

February 2, 2017: Opening Mass
It was a lovely gathering of our whole school on Tuesday morning and a wonderful way to officially welcome Father Nigel into our school community for 2017. The students have written their names on leaves which combine to create a tree- a reminder of our theme this year “GROW WITH GRIT”. Once again we were very proud of the way the students participated in the mass, especially our new preppies and our 2017 school leaders who received their badges. Thank-you so much to those parents who were able to join us for the Opening Mass on Tuesday. Also a special thank-you to the CA for the lovely coffee and cake in Andy’s Place afterwards.

February 2, 2017: Sport Equipment - Amart Kickback
Thank you to the parents who have supported the school by buying products from Amart Sports Mitchelton.

With the kickback the school is given as a result of your purchases we now have a full sized set of soccer goals for Toogoolawah. Thanks for your support!

February 2, 2017: Instrumental Music Workshop
On Saturday 28th January, 42 beginner instrumental students attended our annual Beginner Workshop at the school. Students spent an entire day with specialist instrumental teachers learning the very basics of their instrument in preparation for the year ahead. Instrumental lessons started this week and Junior Band will start rehearsing in early March. A big thank you to our teachers who guided the students through their first experience with their chosen instrument.

January 25, 2017: Welcome to the 2017 School Year
The St Andrew's school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2017 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year! Our theme for the year is 'Grow with Grit'.

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