School holidays commence tomorrow, Friday 2nd April and students return to school on Monday 19th April. Mrs Macauley is extending her leave, so Mr Miller will continue in the role of Principal in Term 2, Miss Carey will continue as Deputy Principal and Mrs Hinchcliffe will continue teaching in Room 12. We wish all our families a safe and happy holiday, and look forward to seeing you all back next term.
All BCPS families are invited to attend our BCPS Harmony Day Family Picnic which will be held in the school grounds on Friday 19th March, from 5.00 – 7.00pm. There will be food stalls, community singing, Bollywood dancing, Lion dancers and a guitar performance, so bring your picnic rugs or folding chairs and join in the fun. The Canteen sent home order forms with students today for the special Harmony Day food that you can pre-order. Orders should be returned to the Canteen or the P&C box in the School Office by Thursday 18th March. Students and their families are encouraged to wear either cultural dress or orange for Harmony. We look forward to seeing you all there next Friday evening.
As you may be aware, next year students in Years 2-6 will be participating in the BYOD program. Attached is the Bannister Creek BYOD booklet for your information. Each year, JB Hi-Fi offer BCPS parents a discount on education-specific iPads and accessories.
We conduct community surveys every two years to gain information regarding how parents and carers view our school’s performance. Our 2020 survey will be conducted over the next 2 weeks. We are surveying parents/carers, a sample of students in Years 4, 5 and 6 and staff. Please take time to complete this survey, we value your feedback and will carefully consider your views to inform future planning. We are continually reviewing our performance, focusing on school improvement.
For parents who are unable to access the online survey link, paper copies are available from the school office. All surveys, electronic and paper are required to be submitted by 12:00pm on Friday, 30th October.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, school community and Natalie, our canteen supervisor superhero. While other canteens are closing their canteens, our school canteen will open 5 days per week in Term 4, as part of a trial. If this trial is supported by our wonderful community, then we may be able to open 5 days per week in 2021. The canteen will be open every school day from tomorrow, Tuesday 13th October. See Natalie in the canteen for launch specials. For more information about our canteen please click here.
Congratulations to all the students who were part of our Inter-school Cross Country team. Each of our competitors put in an amazing individual and team effort which led to Bannister Creek winning the Championship Shield for the 5th year in a row! Great effort everyone! Great coaching Mrs Rowlands!