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Acting Principal Letter - 25 October 2022

 
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Metro Region Choral Honours Program

The 3-day Metro Region Choral Honours Program held last week, concluded Thursday with a twilight concert at the Old Museum.

Our Coorparoo State School nominee, Julia Bain, was as expected, a wonderfully engaged participant and an amazing school ambassador. It was undeniably a wonderful enrichment opportunity for her. Congratulations Julia! 

Year 5 Camp

This week sees our Year 5 students and staff heading off for their camp at Alex Park. 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. 

Prep Orientation Days

Tuesday will see the second of three Prep Orientation Days. These days are designed to somewhat demystify school for our Pre-Prep students and provide further clarity for new parents. The morning focuses on four main areas: What children learn in Prep; How children learn in Prep; How Prep operates at Coorparoo State School and Getting ready for Prep. We look forward to welcoming a further 35 pre-prep students on Tuesday 9:30am-10:55am. 

Diwali Celebrations

Diwali, the festival of light, is the most important religious celebration for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world. The festival is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil. This festival lasts up to five days from 23 October to 27 October, with the main celebration on 24 October. During Diwali people decorate their homes, visit temples and share meals with friends. They also light candles and oil lamps. Homes and buildings are decorated with Rangoli made from flowers, sand and coloured rice. This year CSS will celebrate Diwali in Week 5. Children who celebrate Diwali at home can wear their celebration clothes to school on Wednesday 2 November. There will be Rangoli drawing and Bhangra dancing at school on this day as well. We wish all families celebrating this festival a very happy Diwali. 

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents' Day is scheduled for Friday 4 November in the afternoon session. This will be the first time post-COVID we have been able to hold this day. Grandparents and/or significant others are invited to attend Coorparoo State School on this day to share in and celebrate our students learning. This is a very important day for our children and an opportunity to demonstrate how much we, as a community, value the education process. I invite you to come along and join in on what is an exciting afternoon.  Remember, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child". Further details will be forth coming. 

Facelift for Kijini

A new fence will be installed surrounding Kijini Oval. The fencing panels were delivered yesterday and work should commence on Tuesday 25 October, with a view to being completed by Friday 28 October. Temporary fencing will be erected to ensure the safety of students during this time. Please adhere to all signage while the work is being completed. ​​​

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Last reviewed 25 October 2022
Last updated 25 October 2022