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November 09
Election Day BBQ

​The State Election has been called for 25th November. The P&C will be hosting a BBQ to cater for the day and will need to call on some of you wonderful volunteers for the day. A Volunteer link is being setup online and will be emailed via your CPR email this coming weekend.

 
The Election Booths will be in the OSHC hall and the BBQ in the grounds outside.
November 08
Volunteer Thank You BBQ

Sunday 19th November
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
OSHC outside grounds
The P&C would like to thank all the
volunteers that have helped at school or any
of the events through 2017. We would love for you to come
along for a BBQ get together on Sunday 19th. Please rsvp with
your name and how many adults and children attending to the
P&C by email: admin@camphillpandc.com.au. RSVP is vital for
catering purposes by Wednesday 15th November.
November 08
Last weeks of borrowing
Alas the end is nigh! Next week will be the last week of Library borrowing. This will allow three weeks to return all books before the end of the year zooms up on us!!!

November 08
Too much litter around our school

​This week I had a letter from a neighbour of the school who asked that I share her disappointment with the litter that is left outside the immediate area of the school on the weekend. She informed me that she is aware that the area is a public place and that many people use the footpaths, but she was keen to ask that our families be vigilant to the dumping of rubbish.

 

November 07
Author visit
We would like to thank Harper Collins Publishers and Riverbend Books for providing the opportunity for our Year 3 students to listen to interstate authors Matt Stanton and Katrina Nannestad. They spoke passionately about developing characters and using your imagination when writing. Matt demonstrated, through illustration, the concept of combining two unusual ideas to make a new idea. Our new character Sean was wearing a taxi! Katrina elaborated on using people and animals you know as the basis for character development.
 
Our visitors were very impressed with the participation and interest our Year 3 students displayed.

November 07
Tommy the turtle

​Last week a number of our girls in Years 5 and 6 attended the ‘Young Change Agents Workshop” which aimed to teach them how to be social entrepreneurs over a three day workshop.


The workshop was held at Corinda State High School and the girls learnt about Social Enterprise where they brainstormed concepts, researched their topic, developed their business and pitched their idea to a judging panel. They were up against many other groups including a group of teachers and two groups of High School students. The girls were very excited to win the pitch against the other teams with their ‘Tommy the Turtle’ business. Congratulations to the girls for their exceptional work. One of the girls, Neave, writes her thoughts
about the day below.

Our Entrepreneurs Experience
Our group was named the "Wise Chicken Nuggets" and the members were: Neave, Addison, Emma and Carmen. We were all offered this wonderful opportunity to attend this awesome experience. On the first day we created a bike using: pipe
cleaners, paddle pop sticks, match sticks, plasticine, tape and straws. Then we created a poster with three major problems in our community. We then chose one problem to base a number of questions on -we chose littering. On our second day we answered these questions which helped us plan our business: the purpose, the customers, the problem, the alternatives, the solution, the key metrics, the high level concept and the unfair advantage. On the third day we created a PowerPoint on Tommy the Turtle and came first!
November 07
November update
How quickly the year is flying – we are in November already.
 
November is a very crowded month in the school calendar, with numerous celebrations and events scheduled, including the State election. Please check the school calendar, and your class CPR reminders, for forthcoming events to ensure that you don’t inadvertently miss an important event.
 
Our students have a busy month with incursions and excursions: Prep visit to Lone Pine; Year 4 students and the Year 6 Ekoala students off to the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre; the annual visit from Timbarra to the Preps; Year 1 excursion to Moreton Bay to explore environmental issues in the Bay and visits from Camp Hill kindy students in preparation for their transition to primary school. The students very much enjoy these programs and do gain much from the experiences.
 
During November our younger students will be singing at the Wednesday junior campus parades – please watch out for notice of your child’s performance.
The P&C Colour Run will be held on Friday 17 November – I know that this will be a very exciting day for our students. Thank you to the P&C Executive for organising this fund raising event.
October 27
Chaplaincy Christmas Carols

Well term 4 is certainly skipping by and before long Christmas will be upon us. With this is mind the Chaplaincy team have been hard at work planning our school’s annual Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School Chaplaincy Christmas Carols. It will be held on Tuesday the 5th December on the main oval.

 
We have some exciting entertainment being prepared this year which will include:
·         jumping castles
·         face painting
·         glow sticks
·         market stalls; and
·         snow cones.
 
The Salvation Army Band will be returning along with school singing performances, multiple food venues, and much much more.  Food and pre show entertainment will run from 5:00 – 6:30pm with the main sit down event running from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
 
So start getting excited and save the date!
 
As usual we will require lots of help to make it a great night. If you can spare some time to help either on the day leading up to the event, or on the night please let us know. 
 
Can you face paint?
Can you help on stalls?
Can you bake?
Can you wander around on the night helping our kids find their parents?
Can you help set up or pack up?
We have lots of big and small jobs so please email us at camphillchaplaincy@hotmail.com or see Chappy Mal. Many hands make light work.
This event will again be supported by the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund. And we would like to thank Councillor Shayne Sutton Morningside Ward and Councillor Ian McKenzie Coorparoo Ward for their continued support.
 
TINS NEEDED!
Do you have tins? The very creative Gemma Hockey is looking for tins that we can make into beautiful Christmas decorations. So if you have any tins that you are about to throw in your recycle bin can you please wash them and drop them to the office.  Around 400ml size.
October 27
Swim Club website

Friday night Club this season has been lots of fun with lots of PBs.  The Club would like to welcome all the new families swimming for the very first time and hope that you have enjoyed the night.  Thank you to all our volunteers!

 
All Club Registrations must be done online via the Club website www.camphillswim.club.
All Friday Club night nominations must now be done online www.camphillswim.club . Online nominations will remain open until 6pm on the Friday night.
 
SWIM CLUB UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday 11th November
INTERCLUB CARNIVAL against Marshall Road and Rochedale
Friday 1st December
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY NIGHT
Saturday 2nd December
INTERCLUB CARNIVAL against Wellers Hill and Mansfield
 
Camp Hill Swim Club Website:  www.camphillswim.club
For all enquiries please contact Bernadette Larter secretary@camphillswim.club
Cheryl Rollason (Coach) 3823 4698 / 0407 577 822 rammasqld@optusnet.com.au
October 27
OSHC Mid term update
It has been a huge month of PD and training for the staff and parents at Camp Hill OSHC. We have both hosted and attended events of great importance to our service and philosophy and have walked away more passionate for the privilege.
On the 6th of October we were host to Hyahno Moser from Nature Play QLD who gave a presentation for our staff, and Camp Hill parents and delegates from 13 other services and schools. The presentation delved deeply into the world of neuro science and incredibly adverse effects of screen time on the developing mind. Although we have often “suspected” this was the case, and thus minimise screen usage at OSHC, it was fascinating to see hard research correlate this suspicion into evidence. The content was, to be honest, challenging for many as it is easy to underestimate the magnitude of the adverse effects.
 
On Friday the 13th of October, seven Camp Hill OSHC staff attended the very worthwhile symposium hosted at St Laurences. The guest speaker, Dr Peter Gray gave a hugely detailed analysis of the effects of a play deprived childhood. From anxiety, depression to lack of executive function, the research and findings were sobering. It certainly gave us huge motivation to us as a team in preaching the importance of play as an absolutely critical developmental tool, not just something that (might) fill in the gaps around “important” pursuits.
 
For more information on this research we would strongly encourage you to browse this article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201001/the-decline-play-and-rise-in-childrens-mental-disorders . We hope, based on the feedback we have thus received from parents and colleges in the industry to host more information sessions.
 
On that note we are pleased to invite parents and faculty to a special presentation of our 2017 Action Research Project, (to be held on Friday the 27th October @ 6:00pm), titled “What is the significance of loose parts on play frames and play types in an OSHC setting”. This research was conducted in our very own OSHC area and is currently being scaffolded as a peer reviewed journal article. The research and findings were quite profound even for us who spend so much time in this area; and we are very excited to present it to the parents of the children that benefit and thrive in this environment. Please RSVP to oshcmanagement@camphillpandc.com.au by Monday the 23rd October as space will be limited. 
 
Todd, Angus & the team at OSHC

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