We will be having a Free Dress Day this Thursday 8 March as our second event for Shave for a Cure. Bring along a gold coin and wear your favourite clothes to school. Clothes must be sun safe (no singlets or spaghetti straps) and closed in footwear must still be worn. Hmmm what will Mr Barath wear this time??? Kilt, safari suit …or something new?
I want every child to love reading. With a love of reading, no matter what the topic, the world of knowledge is wide open for the child to take in information, gain a new perspective and increase their ability to take part in and make a change in their own world. There is something available for everyone’s tastes in the school library and I would like to see students access it more often.
To help make this happen and also to increase the amount that students are reading, we are having a Principal’s Reading Challenge over the next 10 weeks. Here is how it works;
Prep to Year 2 – The Reading Challenge is very simple for students in Prep to Year Two. For every book they read, they get a ticket in the prize draw. If they read a book from Mr Barath’s favourite book list then they get two tickets. The more tickets the student has in the draw, the greater their chance of winning.
Year 3 to Year 6 – For upper school students, every fifty pages read gets them a ticket in the draw. If the book is on Mr Barath’s favourite book list then every fifty pages read is worth two tickets in the draw. Again, the more the student reads the greater chance they have of winning a major prize.
Students submit their reading form when it has been filled or at the end of the contest. When a form is completed it is placed in the white notes box in the office and the student is given a new form. Mr Barath will go through them each day and enter the tickets into the draw. As a bonus, each week on assembly Mr Barath will draw a ticket out from the box to give a new book away.
First prize for each section is a $50 voucher from Towers Toys and there will be runner up prizes as well. All students who enter at least one sheet will also receive a small prize.
Below are Mr Barath’s Favourite Books List for Prep to Year Two
Authors – Pamela Allen, Mem Fox, Allison Lester, Dr Seuss, Colin Thiele, Michael Salmon, Aaron Blabey
Series – Mr Men and Little Miss Books, Aussie Nibbles, Solo Readers, Early Readers
Single Books – Max by Marc Martin, Gilbert by Colin Thompson and Chris Mould, Edward’s Magic Paintbox – Helen Leach, Mrs Wilkinson’s chooks – Leone Peguero, Wanted : The Perfect Pet, Dirty Dave the Bushranger- Roland Harvey & Nette Hilton, Hoot – Jane Hissey, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris – Leigh Hobbs, The Duck Catcher – Moses Aaron, One Blue Sock – Emily Ballou, Belonging – Jeannie Baker, The Cat Wants Custard – P. Crumble, The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate – Joy Cowley, Badly Drawn Dog – Emma Dodson, Mozzie and Midge – Doug Macleod & Sandy Okalyi, Hunting Dragons – Bruce Whatley, Harry Highpants – Tony Wilson, Let’s Find Fred – Steven Lenton, The Very Cranky Bear – Nick Bland.
Below are Mr Barath’s Favourite Books List for Year Three to Year Six
Authors – Paul Jennings, Morris Gleitzmann, Roald Dahl, Anh Do, David Walliams
Series – The Bad Guys – Harry Potter – Narnia – Artemis Fowl – Diary of a Minecraft Zombie – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Horrible Histories – Aussie Chomps – Aussie Bites – Big Nate – Geronimo Stilton – Paddington – How To Train Your Dragon – The Famous Five – Boyz Rule – Rainbow Magic
Single Books – The Hobbit – A Wrinkle in Time – Five Children & It – Dragon Rider
Congratulations to Andrea Gough, one of our hard working school cleaners who has won the Guess the Jelly Beans for Shave for a Cure Fundraising, last week.
Crazy Hair Day will be held at school on Friday 23rd March to raise money for Shave For A Cure. Remember we have to hit our target of $1000 for Kenny senior to shave his beard and Kenny junior to shave his hair.
Clean Up Australia Day has been moved to next Monday afternoon, between 2.15pm and 2.45pm due to expected continuing rain on Friday. Students at Charters Towers Central State School will be taking part in Clean Up Australia Day by cleaning the school grounds and surrounding streets. Prep to Year 4 will be cleaning up inside the school grounds and Years Five and Six will be cleaning up around the outside perimeter of the school. If you would like to come along and help then please come to the hall at 1:50pm for assembly and then get ready to join in the fun. Younger siblings are welcome as long as they are supervised by an adult.
While we love to see parents at school and we do not want to discourage anyone from coming into the school grounds, it is important that learning time is not interrupted – if you are dropping items off for students (such as lunch or jumpers) or want to speak with a teacher between 9am – 3pm we ask that you come to the office and not go straight to the classroom. Also, all parents/caregivers need to come to the office and sign in if they are helping in a classroom after 9am for the safety of students. It is important that the office knows who is on the school premises. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Monday 5 - Tuckshop
Monday 5 - Parade 1:50pm in the Hall
Monday 5 - Clean up Australia Day 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Tuesday 6 - School Banking
Tuesday 6 - Arts Council
Wednesday 7 - Tuckshop
Thursday 8 - Free Dress Day, Gold coin donation
Monday 12 - Tuckshop
Monday 12 - Parade 2:30pm in the Hall
Tuesday 13 - School Banking
Wednesday 14 - Tuckshop
Monday 19 - Tuckshop
Monday 19 - Parade 2:30pm in the Hall
Tuesday 20 - School Banking
Friday 23 - Crazy Hair Day
Monday 26 - Parade 2:30pm in the Hall
Thursday 29 - Last day of Term 1!
Friday 30 - Good Friday Public Holiday
Tuesday 17 - Term 2 begins 9:00am