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October 16, 2014: Guardian Angels Day
Yesterday we celebrated Guardian Angels’ Day. Children and teachers had a fantastic day. Celebrating our feast day is one of the most important things that we do. It is remembering who we are and what we are about. It is honouring all those who have made Guardian Angels’ a wonderful place of learning, prayer and a home for us all. The day started in the Shed with a school assembly, followed by the sharing of a special story to introduce the day. The children were then organized into groups for the day, where they participated in a variety of “angel” themed activities. At Afternoon Tea all children received an ice block to mark GA day. The day concluded with a whole school liturgy in the shed. It was an amazing day! Thank you to everyone that made GA day such a wonderful day.

September 11, 2014: Book Week Parade
Our school community has some amazingly resourceful parents who work very hard for their children.

The Book Week Parade was evidence of this; it was fantastic. The imagination and innovation displayed in creating costumes for all those very excited children was impressive. Well done.

»  Book Week Parade Photos

September 11, 2014: Centenary Gala Success
Saturday night’s Gala Dinner to celebrate the Centenary of Guardian Angels was a huge success as well. It was a real tribute to Paul Caton and his capable team of workers who created the event from scratch. The incredibly positive tone of the night was an indicator of the fun being had by all. The photo booth provided the evidence! Thank you Paul and team for a great night.

September 4, 2014: NAPLAN results
The media has been full of comments about the NAPLAN results for 2014. As much as I don’t believe these to be in the best interest of children, I should provide some overview of how our school performed in this area. Your children have improved in all areas and are above state average scores in the vast majority of tests. In Year Three over 95% of children are at or above the national benchmark. In Year Five it is 97.2% and in Year Seven, 98.9%. In all fifteen tests, our children’s scores are above the state average and above the national averages for national benchmark. In due course these results will be published on the ‘My Schools’ website and you will be able to make all sorts of comparisons for yourself. We always strive to be better; not necessarily achieving better NAPLAN results, but achieving better learning outcomes for all children.

August 28, 2014: School Officer Day
Next Friday 5 September is School Officer Day. We are blessed to have such an awesome group of dedicated professionals to support our teachers and students here at GA. Ladies, without your help, dedication and professionalism we would not be able to offer our students all the fantastic support programs you implement. Thanks a million!

August 21, 2014: Queensland Catholic Music Festival
Congratulations to the Guardian Angels’ School Choir on a Gold Award at the Qld Catholic Schools Music Festival last week. There are approximately 50 students from Years 3 to 5 in the choir and they performed extremely well, producing a lovely, warm sound and a polished performance with all students remembering performance rules on stage. They performed “Sing It” and “Monkey and Turtle” and the adjudicator was very pleased with their performance. Thank you to Mrs Megan Stewart for her accompanying.

August 21, 2014: MLTAQ Japanese Speaking Competition
Despite very tough competition, excellent results were achieved at the MLTAQ (Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland) Japanese Speaking Competition, held at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, on Sunday. Madison Johnston, Meghan Reed, Lauren Power, Isabella Morphett and Claire Hitchen each auditioned within their classes, to be chosen as their class representative at the contest. The girls each recited a self-introduction speech from memory to a panel of two judges, who then asked three questions, to check their understanding.

I am extremely proud of the exemplary way that each of the students represented our school. Meghan and Isabella received certificates of participation, with Madison and Claire receiving Highly Commended within their categories and Lauren Power achieving the fantastic result of Second Place. I would like to thank the girls for their effort and also their families for supporting them and driving them to and from the venue on Sunday.
Jane Everett

August 7, 2014: A great Centenary Fete
Our Centenary Fete last Sunday was an outstanding success! Whilst this is our major fundraiser for the year, it is far more satisfying to witness the way in which the entire school and Parish community come together in a spirit of camaraderie. As yet we don’t have a final figure for the amount raised, but it is certain to provide a healthy amount which we can spend on improving the teaching and learning here at GA. A sincere thank you to our amazing Fete Convenor, Sue Biden, who has managed this event down to the finest detail for the past 6 years. Thanks also to the large band of parents and parishioners who volunteered to help on stalls. Without each of you the fete would not have been the outstanding success it was.

July 31, 2014: Grandparents’ Day
Grandparents’ Day was an amazing event last Friday. We had a huge group of grandparents who had the time and energy to come along and tell the children the story of their school days. We had lots of stories and many more questions from the children among the rapt expressions on their faces. A big thanks to the staff who organised the day, Sue Tully, Karen Morshuis , Jennifer Moody, Melissa Handley, Kathryn Bynon, and Mary Osterio, and the funding support we received from Harcourts. Where would we be without Grandparents?

July 24, 2014: Catholic Education Week 2014
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 27th July to the 2nd August this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Come, live life in all its fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to “live fully”. Reflecting this Gospel call, our school GA, like all Catholic schools, strives to provide a learning experience through which every young person has the opportunity to reach their full human potential - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally and physically - and know what it means to engage in all that life has to offer. There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 143,000 students and employ almost 17,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. GA is celebrating Catholic Education Week with a liturgy next Wednesday 30th July at 8.40am led by 1 Yellow. I hope you are able to join in this celebration with us.

June 26, 2014: Grandparents Day 2014
Grandparents Day will be held on Friday 25 July. This is always a fantastic day which is a highlight in our school calendar. Many grandparents arrange holidays so they can attend this day. To assist us with catering for morning tea on the day, we ask that families let us know by Thursday 26 June the number attending.

We are also in need of grandparents willing to spend half an hour or so on the day talking to small groups of students (3 groups for 10 minutes each) about what school was like for them during their school days....more information.

June 26, 2014: Inaugural Lunchtime Concert
On Wednesday lunch during the last week of term, over 15 budding musicians entertained their peers at Guardian Angels’ first lunch time concert. It was lovely to see a variety of students from years 3 to 7 perform and to play on instruments such as the piano and guitar. The students played beautifully and are to be commended on their preparation for the concert. The next lunchtime concert will be held in Term 3 on Wednesday lunch in the last week of term. Notes inviting performers to play will be sent home during Term 3.

June 13, 2014: Rosies and BABI Appeal 2014
With winter upon us and the nights getting colder, spare a thought for those in our Redland Bayside Deanery community who are most at risk. These are the ‘Homeless’ in our midst. Their bed could well be a park bench tonight. For them the nights will be particularly cold. The deanery needs your help in helping the homeless. We wish to collect the following items from across our Parishes and Schools so as to provide both Rosies and BABI (Bayside Adolescent Boarding Incorporated) with some basic resources which they require to fulfill their mission:

Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milo, Cup-A-Soup, Breakfast Cereal, Cereal Bars, Biscuits, Tinned Soup, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cheese & Biscuit Snacks, Baby Food

The appeal will run from 7th June to 20th June so please set aside some of these items and send them to school with your child(ren) or place them in the baskets at the back of the Church. Items donated will be collected and forwarded to Rosies and BABI. Thank you for your support of this very worthy appeal.

May 22, 2014: Confirmation
Next Tuesday 27th May and Tuesday 3rd June at Guardian Angels’ Church we have many children from Guardian Angels’ School celebrating their Confirmation. These celebrations will be concelebrated by Father John, Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Tuesday 3rd June) and Bishop Joseph Oudeman (Tuesday 27th May). This is a very special time for all of these children and their families. Please keep them all in your prayers. Congratulations to you all!

May 15, 2014: Centenary Gala: September 6
The Planning Committee is currently busy organising the gala dinner for Saturday 6th September. The organisers are seeking Table Captains for tables of 10 at $100 each. The role of the Table Captain is to reserve a table of 10 prior to release of tickets. The Table Captain then organises a group to fill the table and arranges payment once sales go online. Please advise the school office if you wish to nominate as a Table Captain.

May 8, 2014: Centenary Celebrations
Our Centenary Mass and Celebration Day was such an amazing experience and a tremendous success! Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to ensure that this was the case. A very special thank you to our Centenary Committee members – Kylie Vinen, Sam Johnson, Kelly Somerville, Sue Biden and Shane Morgan. Unfortunately we couldn’t control the weather, but I think the wind was preferable to rain. We have received so much positive feedback about the success of the day. Well done everybody!
» Centenary Photos

April 24, 2014: ANZAC Square Commemoration
Yesterday, myself, Mrs Rhodes and Mrs Cranny and eleven of our student leaders joined with over 3000 school children to commemorate ANZAC Day at the annual Commemoration Ceremony for students at ANZAC Square. The children represented our school reverently and respectfully and were very proud to lay a wreath at the Flame of Remembrance.

April 24, 2014: Is GA going Viral?
The Guardian Angels’ Lip Dub video was leaked only a fortnight ago but has already logged over 2500 views. There is no doubt the children had a ball filming the video and it is a wonderful demonstration of school spirit. A big thank you to teachers as well for organising our star performers amongst many other demands. You can watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_YMfrd6xYM and if you look carefully, you might spot our Where’s Wally character!

April 24, 2014: Centenary Celebrations
The celebrations on Saturday 3 May will begin at 10:00am with the Centenary Mass. We are honoured that Archbishop Mark Coleridge will preside over this Eucharistic celebration. All students, aside from the members of the choir and readers, will sit with their parents and families during the Mass. Guardian Angels’ students are expected to wear their full day school uniform. They are permitted to bring their Centenary caps to wear after mass is finished.

April 24, 2014: Centenary Cookbook
The celebrations on Saturday 3 May will begin at 10:00am with the Centenary Mass. We are honoured that Archbishop Mark Coleridge will preside over this Eucharistic celebration. All students, aside from the members of the choir and readers, will sit with their parents and families during the Mass. Guardian Angels’ students are expected to wear their full day school uniform. They are permitted to bring their Centenary caps to wear after mass is finished.

March 27, 2014: Seeking Sewing Volunteers
The Centenary Art project is well under way with many classes in the midst of painting their triangles for the Bunting - it will look spectacular on the upcoming Open Day. We are now preparing for sewing and are looking for volunteers to assist. If you can help please call Kelly on 04128758417.

March 20, 2014: Centenary Art Project
Today the children took part in workshops run by the Centenary Committee and local artists for the Centenary Art Project. Over the next two weeks the children will be creating some lovely painted triangles that will form a large collaborative art piece to be exhibited at the Centenary Open Day on Saturday 3rd May.

The art project is a great opportunity for our children to be involved in creative collaboration with their local arts community and also help acknowledge the schools great history and their place in it. Thanks also to support from Uniform Management Services for providing fabric and Masters for helping with paint supplies.

March 7, 2014: Project Compassion
This week the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion appeal. This year’s Project Compassion stories are about our desire for a full and beautiful life within the surroundings of home.

Each class has been given a Project Compassion box for their classroom. This year we are using the idea of “one dollar a week is what we seek”. Each family at GA is encouraged to support Caritas by bringing $1 each week and placing it in their class project compassion box, there are also project compassion boxes in the offices of each campus.

February 27, 2014: Prep Enrolments 2014
A reminder that enrolment applications for children starting Prep in 2015 will close on Friday 4 April. If you have neighbours, family or friends who may intend applying for enrolment, please let them know of this important date. An Open Morning will be held on Monday 5 May for prospective parents.

February 6, 2014: P&F Welcome BBQ
The P&F Committee for 2014 would like to welcome everyone to an exciting school year. There are many exciting events planned for this year with the first being our Welcome BBQ. All GA students, families, teachers and staff are invited to come along and meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones.

When: Friday 21st February 2014
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Mount Carmel Campus Shed

A sausage sizzle will be provided with poppers for the kids. Beer, wine and soft drink will be available for pur-chase on the night. (No BYO alcohol please) You may wish to bring your chairs and picnic rugs and share a plate of nibbles with your GA school friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

February 6, 2014: Centenary Celebrations
Our Centenary committee has moved up to full speed with all our exciting plans becoming more real. If you are quick, you may be able to get a recipe in the cookbook. You can email something in to the school if it helps. Kylie Vinen is leading the charge with the Centenary Committee along with a very capable group of parents helping with various events. What a team!

There is a new email address where you can send any old photos or even make suggestions of where we may find something. guardianangelscentenary@gmail.com We also have a Facebook page dedicated to the 100 years celebrations. Like us 'Guardian Angels Centenary 2014' on Facebook and stay up-to-date with upcoming events.

January 25, 2014: Welcome to the 2014 School Year!
The Guardian Angels school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2014 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year!

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