Community & Communications

Community Art Program

Thank you to all students in the 9-10 and 11-12 classes who designed and packed 50 shoe boxes for kids in need overseas. The Operation Christmas Child organisation send thousands of shoe boxes overseas each year and appreciate all the help they can get. Each box contains something to write with, something to play with, something to wear, something to love and hygiene products.

Our shoe boxes look very inviting and I am sure that each child who receives one will feel very special.


Chris Varalla,

Physical Education Teacher

School Nurse

The Importance of Hydration

As the weather warms up - we need to reconsider the importance of adequate hydration.

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to function correctly. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, lubricate joints and protect sensitive tissues.   

Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is hot and when you are physically active. If you do not replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated. 

The amount of water our body requires varies upon our individual body make up, level of activity and environmental conditions. A general guide of recommended water intake is 6 to 8 glasses of water each day.


Please provide your child with a washed and freshly filled drink bottle every day and encourage them to drink adequate water regularly.

Look out for symptoms of dehydration include the following:

•    Little or no urine, or urine that is darker than usual

•    Dry mouth

•    Sleepiness or fatigue

•    Extreme thirst

•    Headache

•    Confusion

•    Dizziness or lightheaded feeling

•    No tears when crying

Do not wait until you notice symptoms of dehydration to take action. Actively prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water!

Seek medical advice, without delay, if symptoms of dehydration persist or develop further.



Keep Well & Stay Safe

Rosemary Van Aperen,

School Nurse