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ST LAURENCE’S COLLEGE

NEWSLETTER Friday 24 November, 2017

Upcoming Events Friday 24 November - Term 4 Concludes - Break Up Activities Day

Volume 69, Issue 37

Happy Holidays!

Monday 27 November - Staff Week (until Thurs 30/11) Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve Monday 25 December - Christmas Day Monday 8 January - 1st XI Cricket Development Squad Trial (Runcorn) Tuesday 9 January - SLC Holiday Cricket Camp (until 11/01) Monday 15 January - SLC Volleyball Camp (until 16/01) Monday 22 January - Staff Day Tuesday 23 January - Term 1 Commences for students in Yrs 5, 7 and 12. Wednesday 24 January - Term 1 Commences for students in Yrs 6, 8, 9 10 and 11.

Contact 82 Stephens Road South Brisbane QLD 4101 Hours 7.45am to 3.50pm Phone 07 3010 1111 Email [email protected] IT HelpDesk [email protected] Absentee Line (Secondary) 07 3010 1130 Absentee Line (Primary) 07 3010 1142 Sports Wet Weather Line 07 3010 1170

Today marks the last day of school for all students for 2017. Students celebrate today with numerous activities and some cohorts are at Wet n Wild for the day. We wish our Lauries community a great end to Term 4 and best wishes for the holiday season. Term 1 2018 begins on Tuesday 23 January for all Year 5, 7 and 12 students and on Wednesday 24 January for all Year 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students. For more on SLC Term Dates in 2018, see our College website.

Quote “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”

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2017 Academic Excellence Awards & Art Exhibition PHOTO ORDERS ALL photos will be available from TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER to all parents via this link https://www.studiokirby.com.au/orders/event-photos.html ALL digital downloads are free and prints can be ordered through the link above.

It’s a time to sit back and enjoy each other’s company. To make new friends and to say good-bye to old ones who’s sons are leaving the school at the end of grade 12. We laugh, we cry, we dance, we drink and we eat. It’s our time for relaxation as we leave the outside world, well outside. Its time to be women instead of wives, mothers and chauffeurs. It’s a time to enjoy a coffee and a chat without kids interrupting or husbands complaining. It’s a time to be… just YOU, without any responsibility. Mother’s Camp for 2018 will be held from Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th March. Tickets will go on sale early in the 1st Semester of 2018, so keep an eye out for the Early College Newsletter for further information. We invite and welcome all mothers. Hope to see you there.

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST VIETNAM IMMERSION 2018 22 September 4 October Wanted: Men of action and adventure to join us on an unforgettable life experience in South East Asia. This immersion gives students in Senior School the opportunity to spend 12 days working on a home building site, assisting at a school and visiting significant sites in Southern Vietnam. No building experience required. For further information please contact the Tour Coordinator - Heather Batchelor on [email protected] slc.qld.edu.au or phone 07 3010 1105.

A note from the Principal As I write the final college newsletter for 2017, I reflect on the many blessings that we have at St Laurence’s College. I especially give thanks to the people that make up our commu