From the Principal

Dear Families

Regional Athletics: The weather presented quite a challenge last Tuesday when our team of 24 competitors represented our school at the regional level of competition. As always our children won best on ground for endeavour, support for one another and sportsmanship.

School Council: Last night our Council met to discuss a number of issues and discuss reports from sub committees. The night included:

Finance, Principal, Fundraising, Facilities, Out of School Care and Trivia Night reports.

Discussion/ratification of all school policies, acceptance of correspondence in and correspondence and out. Discussion on our general direction with fundraising, viewing the latest proposed building plans, hiring of our facilities etc.

On our communities behalf I wish to thank these parents and staff who serve on council for their time and commitment to all our community. Attending meetings on cold nights can be a challenge.

Concert: What a terrific night! The children, audience, staff and visitors  all thoroughly enjoyed the night. The entertainment was exciting and very professional. Again thank you to all families who supported the night by attending (over 1100 attended!!!), providing costumes (didn’t the children look good!!)and showing their appreciation through the huge applause. Thank you to Kai and Howard for their support and expertise so readily given and to our staff, both office and teachers. (we still need to practise our routines!!! But we had fun).

The DVDs are on the way, we will send home with students when they arrive. If you did not purchase a DVD via Trybooking a payment form is attached to the newsletter. This form must be returned to the office by Friday 22nd September. Families that order via this form will not receive the DVD until Term 4.

Grounds: One of the great community activities is the number of families who make use of the oval, basketball and netball courts after school and during the holidays. They are community facilities and we all love to see them being used. While you are in the school please take responsibility for looking out for anyone misusing the facilities. Please pop rubbish in the bin, remind others to take care of our wonderful facilities and remind them that our school is for the proper use of everyone.

White Balloon Day:  You may have noticed white balloons along the front fence and the Bravehearts Mascot, Ditto, raising awareness for Child Protection Week. The newspaper article highlighted our children’s commitment to the program.

Out of School Care Accounts: These accounts must be in the positive by the end of term. Failure to do so means that the service is no longer available until a positive balance is achieved.

We spend far too much time on this issue, so please help us to help the program and families by adhering to the positive balance policy. We have far too many families who are not supporting the program in regards to accounts.


A few reminders for all regarding some “jobs” to be done.

  • Firstly, hats need to be sent to school this week, in line with the Sunsmart policy followed by schools. Please make sure these are named.
  • Lost property will be culled over the holiday period. Please take some time to look for lost items and reclaim them. Lost items may be found inside the door in the middle of the south wing.
  • Assembly will be at 2.00pm on Friday with dismissal at 2.30.
  • Crossings will not be supervised until 2.30 so take care when coming to school to attend the final assembly.
  • Thank you to all our community for your continued support of your child(ren’s) education and our school. Your support is both of great assistance to the children and the staff at Chilwell. Enjoy the time over the holidays to spend quality time with your family. We all look forward to another great term after the holidays.


Gavan Welsh, Principal


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