Chappy Karen helping Alyssa Latimore Eliza O’Driscoll find a word at Tin Can Bay School
The memorable morning was attended by community members and representatives from the TCB RSL Sub Branch. Wreath laying accompanied by a minute’s silence gave reflection to the significance of Armistice Day and the sacrifice made by those lost to the war. A special tribute was paid to Mrs Pam Leslie who gave service to the community and made special contribution to the school.
The hall was alive with fun and laughter on November 13 when past and present came together. There were stalls, food and student competition finals that included some outstanding performances. The afternoon ended with the opening of the time capsule. The TCB Craft Club also gave a generous donation and the school is looking to air condition one classroom with the funds raised.
On December 13 the annual Christmas concert will give students from Prep to Yr 9 a chance to let loose. Each class will dazzle with a performance onstage and there will be a few sea creatures making a guest appearance.
Chappy Karen cares
Karen Van der Heijde has taken on the role of school chaplain with gusto and enthusiasm. Chappy Karen has spent her first term getting to know the staff, students and some of their families and is looking forward to the new year. “I am hoping to start up lunchtime craft and possibly friendship groups,” Karen explained.
By being on hand to talk to students, staff and parents about any issue, problem, life event or just a listening ear, Karen is committed to providing support any way she can. She also loves getting in the classroom and assisting students with work or before school crafts in the library and crochet club on Thursdays.
Karen came to the Cooloola Coast eight years ago with her husband John and fell in love with the area and community. When not enjoying the surf, sand and natural surrounding, Karen is keen to keep supporting school families and the staff who hold the entire school together.
If you would like to say hi to Chappy Karen she is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the school during term.
Attention Year 12 graduates and your parents Darren – in a bubble or something
This is the LAST CALL for your formal photos, and few words on what you are up to next year. Whether it be it study, work or a gap year, any Year 12 awards, and your casual or part-time work, please email your formal photos and few words, or please call Brooke Bignell (0412 132 699) in Rainbow Beach or Jess Milne (0411 218 254) at Tin Can Bay/Cooloola Cove and you can answer a few quick questions!
Also – a shout out to advertisers – we are looking for businesses to sponsor the Year 12 pages. Please call Heatley on 0407 660 198.