From-the-Principal May 2021

​​Term 2 feels like we are actually back to “normal”. What a wonderful term this has been already. 

Week 1 we were able to acknowledge the ANZACs through our ceremony here at the school. Our guest speaker, Paul Jones from the Manly-Lota RSL Sub-Branch was both a past student and past teacher.  He also was a digger and presented some interesting facts around the events leading up to World War I and the casualties that war brings.  A large group of students and staff then attended the local ANZAC service with many other schools and community members.  Again, to remember those who have sacrificed so much for their country.

The day after the ANZAC ceremony, here at school, we undertook the Cross Country. We couldn’t have asked a for more magical day with respect to the weather. The course was ready and the sun was shining, providing the perfect backdrop for the much-anticipated cross country.  Students either ran or walked the course, enjoying the competition and seeking a place at Districts while others were simply after the satisfaction of contributing to overall house points in anticipation of a win.  Congratulations to Cunningham.  Please see the article later on in the Wire for the winners! 

Parent-Teacher interviews ran across two evenings in Week 2.  Separated into a junior evening and a senior evening there was plenty of opportunity to catch up with your child/ren’s teachers.  If you weren’t able to, please feel free to contact them through email or by contacting the school.

Last week was a big week for our Years 7 and 9 students who sat the NAPLAN test. As a school we continued with paper testing, however as we move forward this will change to online testing. The students who undertook the test did so respectfully to those around them and to the best of their ability.  Well done!

Many months of preparation went into the school musical.  What a wonderful event! "The Great Australian Rock Musical” was an event well worth taking time out to see.  Colourful, lively and fun (particularly if you love the 80’s) our students hit it out of the ball park.  So many students were involved in back stage, technical support, makeup, costumes, musical support, back-up vocalists and on-stage.  The talent in each of these areas was crucial to the final on-stage performances, which I felt were outstanding.  I knew the students were talented but WOW!!  Of course, the students had the bones but it was with the help of some equally talented staff across all these areas that nurtured the students to producing such a well-received production. From our little Wynnum SS guests to our family and community members, we thank you all for your ongoing support of the students and the work we undertake here at Wynnum.

And here we are in Week 5.  Almost half way through the term and so much achieved.  Can’t wait to see what the rest of the term has in store for us.

Keep safe and well,


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Last reviewed 19 May 2021
Last updated 19 May 2021