Stop, Drop & Go
Last week I had a meeting with the Queensland Police Service in relation to Halstead Street and more directly the school's Stop, Drop and Go area. They have received a number of complaints from neighbours regarding cars blocking off Halstead Street.
With this in mind, we can work together to alleviate this issue by making the following adjustments:
- As school does not end until 2:55pm each day, and remembering students will take at least 5 minutes to move from their classrooms to the pick-up area, parents/caregivers should arrive at Stop, Drop and Go no earlier than 2:55pm.
- Students will be given regular reminders to move directly to pick up zones at the completion of the school day.
- The school will continue to have staff present at Stop, Drop and Go to ensure our students depart in a timely and safe manner.
- You may also like to consider parking further from the school and adding a short daily walk into your routine to meet your children.
This is intended to address the above issue, and to further ensure the safety of our students when arriving and departing our school.
Interschool Sports Gala Day
Yesterday our Year 5 and 6 students participated in the Lytton Gala Day, with our students competing in Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball and T-Ball. The day was a great success with Coorparoo State School students displaying tremendous sportsmanship and taking the opportunity to develop friendships with students from schools across the entire district. It is hoped, weather permitting, we will see more of these days in 2023.
Year 6 Camp
This week sees our Year 6 students and staff heading off for their camp at Mapleton. I am certain our students are extremely excited, and are looking forward to the experience. As with camps in recent years, the students will engage in many challenging activities where they are required to apply their learnt problem solving and interpersonal skills to achieve the end goal. We wish them all the best and look forward to them sharing the experiences upon return.
Touch Football Academy
Results from Saturday's Brisbane All School's Touch Carnival are as follows. The boys team finished the day with 2 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws to finish 4th in their pool. The girls team won 5 of their 6 round games. Their only loss was to Wynnum State School who played All Hallows in the final. Effort was outstanding from all players. Congratulations to Mr Fairbairn, Mrs Muir, Miss Meg Muir and all the students involved.
State Athletics - Update
Sean Senbel-Lynch represented Met East and Coorparoo State School at the State Athletics Carnival last week. We are proud to announce Sean won his event and now will participate in the National Athletics Carnival. Congratulations Sean!!!!!
During the September break the Netball Academy travelled north to Bundaberg, to compete in the Queensland Primary Schools Cup. Students playing 15 games over the gruelling two days. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship, team work and it was wonderful to see the hard work at training this year pay off.
A big Congratulations to the competitive team for finishing in 3rd Place! They went
through day 2 of the championship pool undefeated and just fell short of earning a Grand Final spot by 1 goal. The development team progressed throughout the weekend and on day two, they really found their feet. Some lovely passages of play down the court and they never stopped smiling all weekend. Overall, the students had a great trip away and a big thank you to our CSS families for making the trip up north.
Acting Principal, Mark Craswell