NUDE FOOD DAYS are every Tuesday and Wednesday
Once again this year the Year Four students have accepted the responsibility of leading the school in environmentally friendly practices, by conducting Nude Food Days. This year, we are extending this practice to include Wednesday, as well as Tuesday.
Our goal is for Zero Waste in our lunch boxes. On Nude Food days, we ask families to make sure that there is no wrapping on items in children’s lunch boxes. Waste bins are removed, leaving only recycle bins and food scrap bins for our students’ use.
It is heartening to see the effort that is made by our school community on Nude Food Days – yoghurt is poured into smaller containers, sandwiches or rolls are placed into their own sealed compartment in the lunch box, and children drink water from drink bottles rather than poppers. Well done! to the great many families who participate in this practice each week. If your family has not yet fully embraced this simple practice, you may like to have a conversation at home about how best to achieve a nude food lunch box. Once the habit is formed, it is easy to continue. One idea is, when replacing lunchboxes, to buy one with a separate space for each of type of food. This means that we are using less packaging for our lunches each day, reducing the amount of waste in our school, and therefore the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill.
Our thanks to the Year Four students who are demonstrating their ‘Stewardship of Creation’ in leading Nude Food Days.
Don’t forget to pack your lunchbox with NO rubbish …
(Items that can be composted or recycled are OK)
Put your sandwich in your lunchbox without wrapping it in plastic bags or wrap.
Snacks can be placed in re-usable containers.
Our aim is for ZERO waste!
PARENT INFORMATION EVENING
The 2016 Parent Information Evening will be held next Thursday, 11th February. All parents and caregivers are invited to come along and meet your child’s class teacher/s and learn about class routines; the curriculum which will be covered; parent helpers and up-coming events/activities or excursions. Starting times will be staggered to allow families with a number of children to attend each meeting or part thereof. The sessions will be held in your child’s classroom (unless otherwise communicated by teachers) at the following times:
Prep – Year 1 6pm Years 2-3 6:30pm Years 4,5,6 7pm
As the purpose of the evening is for the general dissemination of information, there will be no opportunity for discussions about individual children. However, please feel free to contact the school office to organise another suitable time when you can meet your childs’ teacher/s to discuss any concerns or queries.
Applications for enrolment for Prep 2017 will open on Monday, 15th February, 2016 and close on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016. Application for Enrolment forms will be available from 15th February via our website www.stthomascamphill.qld.edu.au
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