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​The Term of Strawbfest!
It is time to take out your social calendar and mark the 7th of September in BOLD. Strawbfest will be held in Week 8, two weeks prior to the September school holidays. There has already been a buzz of activity behind the scenes leading up to this term. Our 2018 Strawbfest Coordinators, Alicia and Dani, strongly supported by our Parent Reps, have laid the foundation for another successful, highly anticipated community event. Rides are booked, bumper stickers, posters and raffle tickets printed, food stall donation collection organised and more tasks besides – with only 47 sleeps to go!!!!!

Coming soon will be the Strawbfest Mega Raffle Ticket Booklets with the most amazing prize pool on offer (NB all prizes donated by our generous school and Sunshine Coast communities). Please check in your child’s school bag in anticipation.

Thanks to the P&C President
I would like to publically acknowledge Ben Calder’s invaluable contribution to Chevallum State School as our P&C President for the last six years.

The leadership role of President includes many varied and high level responsibilities. Ben’s promotion and endorsement of our unique multi-age school and student-centred learning has never wavered over his tenure.

Highlights of his time as President include lobbying the State government to successfully extend the Youth Worker Program in Queensland schools, representing the Chevallum parent body in high stakes School Reviews and Financial Audits, successful applications of major grants and sponsorships and being a member of the Chevallum Principal Selection panel in 2015.

Thank you for the innumerable unpaid volunteer hours you have spent chairing meetings, acting as P&C spokesperson, being the accountable officer for the WOOSH, having high level involvement in fund raising events to name just a few.

The Chevallum State School community will be forever grateful for your part in enhancing the educational outcomes of our students.

Parent Workshop – Parenting Styles and School Expectations
On a dark, cold, rainy night, a group of brave parents, including 2019 Prep parents, ventured out to a workshop held on 19 June in our school library. This workshop was facilitated by Marg Thorsborne, an international expert on relational approaches to behaviour management and Restorative Practices. She has a strong background in education, counselling and highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer and presenter. Marg explored various approaches to teaching children right from wrong, so that parents can develop effective ways for managing relationships at home and at school. The parent feedback was very positive, generally stating that the information provided was both practical and reaffirming. The presentation materials from the night are available via the link provided on this page.