1st July 2016

What's happening in Term 3:

18  Monday   Staff Only at School (First Aid)
19 Tuesday   First Day Term 3 for Students
20 Wednesday   Committee Meeting @ 7pm
22 Friday   Mid Year Reports go home
25 Monday   Parent/Teacher meetings this week
25 Monday   Student first aid lessons (St Johns)
27 Wednesday   Middlies 3/4 Environment Day
28 Thursday   Kinder Environment Day

3  Wednesday   Middlies 1/2 Environment Day
8  Monday   Start of Science Week
10 Wednesday School Science Expo (1.30-3.30)
17 Wednesday   Committee Meeting @ 7pm 
31 Wednesday  Kinder Environment Day

7  Wednesday   Middlies 1/2 Environment Day
7  Wednesday   Indigenous Book Swap
8  Thursday   Littlies P/1 Environment Day
10 Saturday   Working Bee
13 Tuesday   Biggies 5/6 go to Camp
14 Wednesday   Committee Meeting @ 7pm
15 Thursday   Biggies 5/6 return from Camp
17 Saturday   Bush Dance @ St Marks Hall (3.30-7.30pm)
21 Wednesday   Middlies 3/4 Environment Day
22 Thursday   PE Concert
23 Friday   Last day of Term 3
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Meeting Dates
Term Three

20th July
17th August
14th September

Meetings are held in the Biggies Cottage starting at 7pm.

All are welcome to attend meetings!

From Steve....

We’ve ended the term on a high with quite a number of things to celebrate and a sense that we can go on the Term break with a sense of achievement.
Last Friday saw us represented at Alliance Francaise (see below), and the performance at the music/poetry concert.
This week, students and teachers have worked hard to ensure that projects are completed and assessments documented, all of which will inform the mid-year reports.  One of the joys of being a School Leader is being invited to share in the success of the children’s endeavours, and this week has been no exception with work being brought to me by individuals as well as me visiting classes to witness presentations.  Well done everyone.
The expanded Garden Market on Wednesday was a huge success, but apart from raising the money for our farming friends in the north, I thought that it brought out the very best of our community spirit.  Children and adults working side by side towards a common cause, a real feeling in the air of happiness and strength in unity, and when it was time for the teachers to disappear for the staff meeting there was an unspoken willingness for parents to take on the responsibility of ensuring that everything was packed away.  This was Cottage School at its best.
Today Ethan ends his practicum experience in Tom’s class and we thank him for way that he has integrated himself seamlessly into the school and the positive benefits that he’s brought to the class.  Not to mention the improved soccer skills that he’s shared with children during the breaks!
So we’ve seen the shortest day for this year, and now we’ve completed Term 2 and the first half of the year.  Much has been achieved and there are plans to make the second half of the year equally as exciting and memorable.  Keep an eye on the Friday Notice so that you don’t miss out.  I’ll be out of the office during this break and Annette will be taking a long weekend in the middle of the break.  From everyone here have a lovely break, stay safe, and get ready to do it all again in a couple of weeks.

Term Dates 2016

Term 3:
START: 19th July
END: 23rd September

Term 4:
START: 11th October
END: 15th December



Our whole school fundraiser for the Tasmanian farmers affected by the recent floods raised a wopping $692.95! WELL DONE EVERYONE!

Alliance Francaise

Three brave Grade 6 girls fronted up on Friday for the annual concours Alliance Francaise and recited a French poem for two judges. We are very proud of Lily, Meg and Emma who were each awarded a MENTION HONORABLE! Bravo les filles!

Middlies 1/2 Environment Day

The Middlies 1/2 class had a great day walking on the Hobart Rivulet Track. They enjoyed looking at the Cascade Brewery building and were inspired to create pictures of the brewery using black pen and Inktense pencil. From top to bottom - Daisy, Georgia, Reily and Henry's drawings are pictured in this newsletter. The rest are all on display in Bernadette's classroom if you would like to pop in sometime and have a look at them.


Golden Handshakes this week go to....

Nick Ward - for plugging away at his work and having great responses
Nate - For his individual approach to learning and showing consistent work in all subject areas
Rupert & Poppy Gale - for always working hard with maths games
Roscoe - for being a great sharing friend during Choosing
Poppy Talbot - for always offering help in the classroom
Michael & Anders - for great co-construction Lasy Work in Choosing
Memphis - for great teamwork when doing plays in Choosing time
Cameron - for always giving her best and extending herself to learn more


from Ruth: the incoming Fair Coordinator...

If all families could please check their allocations for the school fair, remembering that if you have selected a 'B or C stall', you need to volunteer some time or contribute to an 'A stall'. At this stage, plants, bakery and gourmet could all do with some extra help.
There are a couple of families, that due to busy schedules, I have been unable to catch. If they could please email me their stall preferences, it would be greatly appreciated (
Amanda Maning is looking for a new parent to coach into a future Bakery Stall Manager to help share the load in the lead up to another big bake off.....
If I have misplaced anyone, I am sorry; I am still trying to match names to faces and will undoubtedly have made an error or two. We have a big target to chase this year as we need to replace the Green Space.
Click on the Orange Link on the right to see the Stall Allocations for this year.
Ruth is Henrik's (in the Littlies) mum.


What's on......

Follow the link for the details of:-

Hobart PCYC School Holiday Program:


Native plant giveaway:  Bluebell the Bandicoot is making a special guest appearance in Franklin Square this Wednesday 6 July. She’s encouraging the people of Hobart to help her furry and feathery friends by coming along, saying hello, and collecting some free native plants for the garden. She’ll be there from 11am-11:30am, with the Bushcare team on hand until 12:30pm. This is part of the Franklin Square activation project and the start of Bushcare’s annual plant give-away program.

For more information, visit -


Tom's 3/4 Middlies on camp at
Port Arthur


4 - 10 Queen Street
Bellerive, TAS  7018


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Ph: 03 6244 3556


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