Welcome to All Saints Primary - Albany Creek




 Principal's Welcome

All Saints Parish Primary School at Albany Creek strives to be a welcoming joyful community where everyone is accepted, encouraged, forgiven and inspired to achieve a balanced life. We are united in celebrating the Catholic faith and working for justice and peace. We aim for the holistic development of each child and excellence in learning while preparing our students to promote harmony in our world.

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Classroom Sound Systemshttp://www.allsaints.qld.edu.au/Events/Pages/Classroom-Sound-Systems.aspxClassroom Sound Systems<p>​This week we are rolling out to all classrooms the new Phonak SoundField amplification system. Thanks to the money raised at this year’s Albany Fair and a donation from the P&F, all classes will have a system that will<br>provide an even spread of speaker voice across the room. Teachers were trained last week by a BCE Hearing Consultant. These systems will improve student listen by over 15% and also reduce issues of teacher voice<br>strain. There has been a lot of research done on the benefits of these systems in classrooms. Some of the benefits of this research includes:</p><p><strong>Benefits for Students:</strong></p><ul><li>Improves sentence recognition ability</li><li>Increases attention, interaction and participation</li><li>Accelerates acquisition of reading, writing and numeracy skills</li><li>Simplifies deciphering of language in early learning years<br></li><li>Betters understanding of teacher for non-native speakers</li><li>Expands seating options</li><li>Increases likelihood that students at the back of the room hear as well as the student at the front of the room.<br></li></ul><div><strong>Benefits for Teachers:</strong></div><ul><li>Reduces vocal strain<br></li><li>Aids class instruction and management</li><li>Reduces discipline problems through improved voice-control of students</li><li>Lessens stress</li><li>Improves class mobility.</li></ul><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="phonak.png" src="/Events/SiteAssets/Pages/Classroom-Sound-Systems/phonak.png" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></div>
Music Newshttp://www.allsaints.qld.edu.au/Events/Pages/Music-News.aspxMusic News<p>​<strong>Catholic Colleges Music Festival (QCMF): </strong><br>Our major performance this term is the annual QCMF Festival on Friday 17th August. These are the groups<br>participating in the Festival this year – Year 4 girls choir, boys choir, senior girls choir, chamber choir, junior strings, senior strings and the senior band. The Festival is held at Villanova College and St James School, Coorparoo. Next week, I will be sending out all the information for each group’s performance.​</p>
Book Weekhttp://www.allsaints.qld.edu.au/Events/Pages/Book-Week-Help-Needed.aspxBook Week<p>​This term we celebrate Book Week and this year we will celebrate it in Week 6. We have very exciting plans for Book Week, the first date claimer being the Dress Up Day on Tuesday August 21. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite character. During Book Week we will be doing a whole school art installation facilitated by Reverse Garbage, a company that deals with materials that can be recycled. It will be based on the picture book, “Florette” which has an environmental theme. All classes will contribute to the art work in different ways, but with all contributing to the construction. We are very grateful for all of the boxes that families have been delivering to the library. These will be the bases for the artwork.  Look out for more updates in coming newsletters. There will be an invitation to families to visit the library at the end of Book Week to view the art installation.​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="boxes.jpg" src="/Events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-Help-Needed/boxes.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><h2>WE LOVE TO READ!<br></h2><p style="text-align:justify;">It has been wonderful to see our new bumper stickers popping up everywhere. Our staff have been busy spotting. Congratulations to the week’s winning families. We have chosen two cars to cover last week (as we were all getting organised) and this week. If you are the owner of the cars detailed in our latest newsletter, please contact the office. We will give out the prizes at assembly.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="bumperstickers.jpg" src="/Events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-Help-Needed/bumperstickers.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​​​</p>

 Diary Dates

8th August
7pm P&F Meeting

9th August
Prep Yellow & Green White
Ridge Farm Excursion

10th August
Prep Blue & Red White
Ridge Farm Excursion
Year 3 Ekka Excursion

13th August
Moreton Bay Region Show Holiday

15th August
Year 1 Night School

17th August
QCMF Festival