Newsletter #10 16/07/2019

Principal’s Report
The brief edition of this Newsletter is provided to reinforce and update parents on the important school-related matters outlined in the previous Newsletter, distributed to all parents at the end of Term 2.

Principal’s Absence
I will be attending a special international conference for educators on “Bringing Consciousness-Based Education (CBE) to Your Nation”. This a wonderful opportunity for me to connect with the leading experts in CBE and to delve more deeply into the principles and programs of CBE that are the unique basis of our Maharishi School. I will be departing this Thursday 18th July and returning to school on Monday 12th August. During my absence, Leisa James and Samantha Russell should be contacted for any matters that parents would normally direct to the Principal. Should you need to do so, please contact the School Office by phone (9462 2888) or by email (office@maharishischool.vic.edu.au).

Key Dates
Wed 17th July (Sports Uniform Day) Homework Club (3.30-5.00pm)
Thurs 18th July Boite Choir Rehearsal (3.30-4.30pm) – After School Care available 4.30-5.30
Fri 19th July (Sports Uniform Day) Student Lunch Day
Swimming Program begins (1.00-3.00pm)
Wed 24th July (Sports Uniform Day) Homework Club (3.30-5.00pm)
Thurs 25th July Chinese Study Tour Group 1 begins
Boite Choir Rehearsal (3.30-4.30pm) – After School Care available 4.30-5.30
Fri 26th July (Sports Uniform Day) Student Lunch Day
Swimming Program (1.00-3.00pm)
Wed 31st July (Sports Uniform Day) Homework Club (3.30-5.00pm)
Thurs 1st August Boite Choir Rehearsal (3.30-4.30pm) – After School Care available 4.30-5.30
Fri 2nd August (Sports Uniform Day) Student Lunch Day
Swimming Program (1.00-3.00pm)
Chinese Study Group 1 ends
Sunday 4th August Boite Choir Final Rehearsal at Abbotsford Convent (2.00pm-4.00pm)
Wed 7th August (Sports Uniform Day) Homework Club (3.30-5.00pm)
Thurs 8th August Chinese Study Tour Group 2 begins
Boite Choir Performance at Melbourne Town Hall (7.30pm)
Fri 9th August (Sports Uniform Day) Student Lunch Day
Year 3/4 KPDSA Basketball Tournament (Reservoir HS)
Swimming Program (1.00-3.00pm)

Swimming
The school’s compulsory Swimming Program (as mandated by the Victorian Curriculum) begins at the Reservoir Indoor Pool this Friday and continues each week during Term 3. The consent form which was sent home last term must be returned to the school by Thursday. We would like the assistance of a couple of dads who can commit to attending each (or most) weeks to supervise the boys in the change rooms. Please notify Suzi at the Office of your ability to volunteer.

Student Lunches
The Term 3 student lunch order form, which was distributed to families last term, must be returned by this Thursday.

Chinese Short-Term Study Program – Peking Opera Mask-Making
Our visitors would like to invite students to attend a craft session after school on Tuesday 30th July from 3.30-4.30 to participate in the making of Peking Opera Masks. Please register your interest with the Office by Friday 26th July. Students not picked up at 4.30 will be placed in After-School Care which will run until 5.30pm.

Boite Choir—Upcoming Events
Sunday 4th August – Final Rehearsal at Abbotsford Convent (2.00-4.00pm). Compulsory for all Choir members
Thursday 8th August – Performance at Melbourne Town Hall (7.30-8.30pm)
Information for both events will be distributed at Choir Rehearsal this Thursday.