School News

Senior Athletics Carnival Reminder – Thursday 17 and Friday 18 June, 2021

Just a reminder that the Senior Athletics Carnival will take place tomorrow and Friday (Thursday 17 June and Friday 18 June) at the Bundaberg Athletics Grounds, Enid Ethel Drive, Kensington.

To ensure that the buses leave on time each day, we are asking that students arrive at school no later than 8:15am.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Mr Nathan Higgins


Community Sunday Worship Service Reminder – Sunday 20 June, 2021

We invite you and your family to join with us for our Community Sunday Worship Service with the St John’s Lutheran Church congregation on Sunday 20 June commencing at 10.00 am.

We would love you to come along and be part of this special time together. Worshipping with others is a great way to praise God, nurture our faith in Him and encourage one another.

Our P&F are kindly providing a BBQ lunch following the service. Please join us under the mango tree.

Second Hand Book Sale – Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Mrs Anderson will be holding a Second Hand Book Sale in the Hall during Morning Tea & Lunch playtimes next Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June.

At a bargain price of 2 books for 50c – make sure you come along and check out all the books!

Monies raised will go towards the Year 6 Educational Canberra Trip.

Mrs Billie-Jean Anderson


Readers Cup Competition

The Readers Cup is a statewide competition for young readers. Teams of four to five students together read a set of books, and then compete with other teams to answer quiz questions from the books. Winners from regional competitions then compete in a state final. Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with an equal passion for books.

St John’s had two Year 6 teams enter this year’s competition held at Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay on Tuesday 8 June. The team competed against 40 teams form the Wide Bay Region. Team One was represented by Halo, Brayth, Aliyah, Riikka and Connor and Team Two was represented by Sophia, Savannah, Cooper, Mia and Peyton. Both teams did a fantastic job and enjoyed the experience. Team One finished 6th and Team Two, 13th.

Congratulations to all students who competed!

Mr Aaron Bakker


Prep Blue News

As part of our Inquiry Unit this term, Prep Blue have been learning about caring for God’s world and the needs of living things. We investigated the needs of animals during our excursion to Splitter’s Farm earlier this term and have been taking good care of our pet fish Bluey.

To learn more about the needs of plants we have planted bean seeds, sunflower seeds and created grassy heads. Students drew and wrote about the steps needed to plant a sunflower seed and then created a poster on the iPad using the Pic Collage app.

Each morning upon arrival at school, students have been watering their plants to help them to grow. We have recorded the growth of our bean seeds in our Bean Diary. The Preps have been carefully monitoring the growth of their bean seed and drawing and writing about the progress. It has been very exciting to watch our seeds grow into plants. Students will soon take their seedlings home to be planted in pots or the garden so they can keep growing.

Mrs Peta Burt


School Disco Reminder

Don’t forget our School Disco is being held next Friday 25 June in the Hall from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. We hope you can join us for a fun night of music and dancing!

The BBQ Order Form was emailed home yesterday to all families.

Year 6 Fundraiser – Chic Pies Collection Reminder

Orders will be available for collection from 2pm on Friday 25, 2021 from the Hall.