FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Rain, Athletics and Reporting
by Mr Tony Kent
It is so nice to see the sunshine after some rather wet and unpleasant weather, over the last week or so, which does have a significant impact on school life here at CCAS. Soggy ovals and play areas, students stuck inside all day, frantic dashes between classrooms, cold and dreary days all take their toll. But let’s look on the positive side, after such dry weather the rain was needed and everything has had a good watering. We were fortunate to be able to complete the Secondary Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, after having to postpone our Primary Athletics Carnival the day before. Thankfully, we have been able to secure the one available back up day at Mingara next Tuesday so please pray for the fine weather to hold through to then! I am hoping that lot’s of parents will be able to join us on what is always a fun day for our school community.
Speaking of fun, our high school student leaders have organised a student v staff basketball game at lunchtime today. I am writing the newsletter early today – having foolishly agreed to play – just in case my young mind forces my old body to try and do things it used to be able to do with unintended consequences. Oh well – it should be fun anyway. I am sure the students will be kind to their beloved (ageing) teachers, and I love the way our student leaders step up and take the lead in organising these community events.
I do need to correct one small error in last week’s newsletter. Our Secondary Parent Teacher interviews are actually scheduled for next Wednesday and Thursday evening, June 27 and 28, not the following week as I suggested. This is a week earlier than normal due to the secondary musical production which will be performed over three nights in the last week of term - July 1-3. Have you got your tickets yet? Primary Parent Teacher interviews will be in the last week of term – Thursday July 5 – as normal.
We are on the home stretch of the first half of the year. I hope you enjoy the rest of the newsletter.