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June 12
School Photos

Our school photos this year will be held in Term 3. The photos will be taken over two days on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 July. Further information will be sent out early in Term 3.

June 12
Wearing Our Uniform with Pride

Winter is well and truly upon us. With this in mind, it is important that students attend each day dressed appropriately for the cooler conditions. When considering which jumpers and tracksuits your child is wearing to school, please ensure you use our school's Dress Code, ensuring your child/ren are following our school's uniform expectations. A copy of our school's Dress Code is available on our School's Website or by following this Dress Code link. I have listed below important elements of the Dress Code. Please read over this carefully. If you require support or assistance to meet parts of the Dress Code, please contact me directly at school. 

June 12
Radio 96.5 Visit

Last Friday we had the 96.5FM Family radio station conduct their breakfast radio program live from our school. It was a great way to promote the variety of programs that operates within our school. Thank you to our Chaplain Niki and the band of helpers who worked to ensure the morning was a terrific success. 

June 01
Curiosity and Powerful Learning

At Moggill State School we are all learners. Successful learners are literate, numerate and CURIOUS. Our aim at MSS is to have all children as well as staff and the wider school community to be CURIOUS. Curiosity is asking questions and pursuing answers. When CURIOUS the brain shifts into seeking answers to questions, endeavouring to understand the unknown. Questions ignite CURIOSITY and are central to learning success. When we stimulate CURIOSITY by asking questions and teaching children to be inquirers, to wonder and to ask their own questions, we spark learning. Not all of us have the same level of CURIOSITY. It is something that can be developed over time when we provide children with the opportunity. Over the coming weeks, you will hear your children talking about being curious learners. You may also notice other initiatives across the school that promote our children, staff and the wider community to be curious learners. Please discuss this notion of CURIOSITY with your child/ren. Maybe start the day with "I WONDER WHY" e.g. I wonder why the sun goes down on the same side of the house each day………… Everyone who learns to wonder, learns for life.     

June 01
Influenza (Flu) Season

Winter is here, bringing cold and influenza (flu) season with it. Queensland Health's influenza page, www.qld.gov.au/flu, covers the symptoms, how to protect yourself and others from getting sick and treatment.

Our school is helping to prevent the flu from spreading by:

  • encouraging children, staff and visitors to cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough;
  • making tissues readily available and ensuring used tissues are disposed of immediately;
  • ensuring children and staff wash their hands regularly;
  • cleaning our facilities and resources regularly;
  • encouraging staff and children with flu-like symptoms to stay at home; and
  • strongly urging staff and children who arrive with flu-like symptoms to instead stay at home and encouraging them to seek early medical advice.

If your child catches the flu, please seek medical advice and keep them home until they are feeling well again.

June 01
Email Addresses

Please return the letter sent home last week regarding home EMAIL ADDRESSES. It is important that we collate on our school database your current email address/s for our upcoming reporting period. This will help to ensure Semester 1 Report Cards are sent out successfully.  You may have given us your email address in the past for newsletter distribution, but these details do not connect to our student information database (OneSchool).  Please return this information to the ALL RETURNS box in the office as soon as possible.

May 26
Safety

Recently during an assembly, students were reminded of our SAFETY school rule as well as Peace Code: Caring for Myself and Others. They were reminded to keep their hands and feet to themselves (during play time as well as in the classroom), as well as walking on the concrete as they move around the school. Please continue these conversations at home, reminding your children of the importance of being safe while at school. Students were reminded to report any unsafe behaviour to their teacher or staff on playground duty for investigation and follow up. Your assistance with supporting this important message is greatly appreciated.   

May 26
Vandalism

The past couple of months our school has been the victim of a number of vandalism incidents. This has included graffiti around the school as well as wilful damage to some of our school buildings. School security is the most effective when we all work together and take responsibility of reporting concerns when necessary. I ask that if you notice anything untoward occurring out of school hours at school to report it to Protective Services (State Security) on 131788 or directly to Police Link on 131444. Thank you to families and community members who have already provided us with information. Police are investigating all acts of vandalism that occur on our school grounds and appreciate any information we can provide them with.

May 26
Semester 1 Electronic Report Cards

From feedback received from parents and staff, Moggill State School will be issuing Semester 1 2017 Report Cards electronically (via email). We have trialled this process with a couple of Year Levels over the past 12 months and have been able to iron out glitches or issues that have been identified. We have recognised the following benefits of sending Report Cards home to parents/carers electronically:

  • Emailing a copy of the Report Card will aim to ensure a higher reliability of parents/caregivers receiving it promptly and in the first instance;
  • It is a more secure method of distributing this information (and in some cases sensitive information) to parents/caregivers; and
  • A saving in paper will be made, making the process more environmentally friendly.

In order for our transition to this new whole school process to be successful, we require accurate email addresses for all of our families. A letter will be sent home to all families tomorrow, asking you to check the email addresses that we have for your family. Please return the letter to the All Returns Box in the office by Friday, 26 May.

May 11
Influenza (Flu) Season

Winter is coming, bringing cold and influenza (flu) season with it. Queensland Health's influenza page, www.qld.gov.au/flu covers the symptoms, how to protect yourself and others from getting sick and treatment.

Our school is helping to prevent the flu from spreading by:

  • encouraging children, staff and visitors to cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough
  • making tissues readily available and ensuring used tissues are disposed of immediately
  • ensuring children and staff wash their hands regularly
  • cleaning our facilities and resources regularly
  • encouraging staff and children with flu-like symptoms to stay at home
  • strongly urging staff and children who arrive with flu-like symptoms to instead stay at home and encouraging them to seek early medical advice.

If your child catches the flu, please seek medical advice and keep them home until they are feeling well again.

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