Term 3 Week 5 - Family Week
FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST
- Book Week Parade 10am - Reading is my secret power
- Trivia Night 6:30pm Goulburn Workers Club.
Term 3 Week 6
MONDAY 26TH AUGUST
- Father's Day Stall
TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST
- Father's Day Prayer Celebration, school hall 10am
WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST
- Kinder Readiness program 2:10pm-3:10pm
FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST
- Publication and Performance Assembly 2:45pm
Term 3 Week 7
TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
- Stage 3 Mass in Chapel
- Dental Visit K-6 - Please return the consent form
- ICAS - Digital Tech
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
- ICAS - Science
This week I would like to share some thoughts on struggle and hope. I had a chance to reflect on this at my most recent Principals retreat.
At our retreat we were asked to think about a remarkable story of struggle and hope from the Bosnian War. This was a conflict when neighbours turned against neighbour. In the siege of Sarajevo on May 27, 1992 a group of people were standing in line at a bakery hoping to get their share of the dwindling supply. A mortar shell fell from the sky. Twenty-two innocent men, women and children were killed.
The next day, the principal cellist of the Sarajevo Orchestra, Vedran Smailovic, took his cello to the crater left by the deadly blast. He played the most beautiful music he knew Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor. This was the music found on a fragment of paper in Dresden after the terrible bombings of World War Two.
He played for twenty two days straight amidst the continual bombing and sniper fire.
Smailovic did what he loved and knew best. He played his cello. He played for life, for peace, and for the joy and hope that exists even in the darkest hour. His music was stronger than hate. His courage was stronger than fear.
Verdran Smailovic action was that amidst despair he would not give up. He could find beauty in the world. He could still give hope.
This story is a reminder that in life there will always be struggle - the death of a loved one, illness, disappointment and rejection. Our children will meet these difficulties. We must educate them that the road ahead is not to give up and become bitter or practice payback. We must believe in hope. Hope is not about waiting for things outside ourselves to get better. It’s about allowing ourselves to let go of despair and trust in God. Often things then can be seen in a different light and we approach difficulties with new wisdom. Our Archdiocesan Education Catholic School motto asks us to build in our students a sense of joy, wonder and hope. With the many difficulties in our world our job as adults must be to give our students hope in a better world.
There will be a change in our support staff for the rest of the year. Stacey Writer is finishing her work here this week. We appreciate all her work and we will still see her here as a casual relief person and supportive parent.
Starting next week Gavin Halder will be doing Tuesdays in the classrooms and Danielle Haigh will be working in the office one day per week. This will be a temporary arrangement till the end of the year.
They will be very welcome.
Please send any newsletter requests to the office email please.
When we receive our staffing 2020 hours we will look at advertising positions as required.
THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
On Thursday 15th August we celebrate a special feast of Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Assumption. Students in Years 3-6 will travel to Ss Peter and Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate Mass with students from St Joseph’s Primary school and the Parish community. Parents/carers are invited to attend.
This feast is a celebration of God’s great and special love of Mary who was so faithful to the will of God that upon her death, she received the fullness of God’s life in heaven. She was an ordinary woman who placed her trust so completely in God. Through her life we see the great blessings that can come to us when we believe and trust in God’s way. Like Mary may we open our hearts, our minds, and our lives to the greatness of God. May we grow to trust God in our lives and shine with the radiance of God’s love as Mary did.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Altar server training will be held at the Cathedral on Thursday 22nd August at 4pm. Training is for new and existing servers.
Thank you for your support with returning overdue library books. We have been able to reduce the number down to 200. Please keep searching for any that you may have at home. We are missing some really good titles that students are waiting to borrow.
Book Week Parade (Friday Week 5, 23rd August, 10am)
The theme is "Reading is my Secret Power". It would be great if your child could link their costume to a book and have the book with them on the day. Remember they can look for the book in the library rather than buying a copy. Please do not spend money, try to utilise items you already have at home.
Costume ideas: don't be limited just to superheroes, it can be any secret power that comes from reading books. Toy Story, Captain Underpants, Marvel Characters, Little Red Riding Hood, Wizard of Oz characters, The Cat in the Hat, Magician, Astronaut, Pirate, Elsa, Dinosaurs, Dora the Explorer, Zac Power, Batman, Harriet the Spy, Pilot, Matilda or Harry Potter.
MacKillop Girls Rugby Trials
Well done to Emma Seaman and Zali Gibson who played in the MacKillop Rugby 7’s trial in Sydney on Monday. Both girls made it through to the possible/probable game. Zali was successful in her selection into the first ever MacKillop Girl’s Rugby 7’s team to compete at the NSW PSSA Championships to be held at St Mary’s on the 16th and 17th of September. Emma was chosen as a shadow player. Well done girls!
Good luck to the following students representing our school at the Northern Region Public Speaking Competition next Wednesday 14th at Crookwell.
Year 3-Monet Remington, Lexie Maple-Brown
Year 4-Samuel Ford, Imogen Dalglish
Year 5-Marley Parlett, Isaac Foley
Year 6- Alexander Skeffington, Neve Smith
Quota Club Public Speaking Competition
Next Wednesday evening, Marley Parlett will be representing our school at this competition. It involves schools from all over Goulburn. Good luck Marley.
Celebrate 2019 at Ss Peter & Paul’s with the Year Book!
The Year Book has contributions from every class, special events, sport, liturgies and so much more! This is the major Year 6 activity to raise funds for the end of year gift to the school.
It is due to go to the printers at the beginning of Term 4 and we need to get some idea of the numbers to order.
The cost is $25.
Any remaining copies will be sold at end of year events.
We anticipate the Year Book will be back from the printers and ready for distribution in the last few weeks of Term 4.
The current sponsors are listed on the back of this order form.
Get your orders in SOON to avoid disappointment!
Ss Peter & Paul’s Year Book 2019 Order Form
Family Name: ____________________________________________
Number of Year Books @ $25 each: ________________ Total Payment enclosed: _____________
Payments can be made through QKR or cash.
Which child would you like your Year Books to be delivered to?
Name: ______________________________________ Class: _____________________________
MARY QUEEN OF APOSTLES PARISH NEWS
Clergy: Fr D McDermott Parish Priest,
Fr Lolesio Gisa Assistant Priest
Secretary: Sharon Cashman
Parish Office: 36 Verner St, PO Box 11,
Goulburn NSW 2580
Office hours: 8:30am to 12:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: 02 6239 9863 Fax: 4822 5398
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Goulburn Mission Mass Times:
Sts Peter & Paul’s: Saturday 6.00pm
5:00pm (Winter May-Aug) Sunday 10.00am
Our Lady of Fatima: Sunday 7.00am
Taralga: Saturday 6.00pm (Sept-May)
5.00pm (Winter June-Aug.)
St Patrick’s, Marulan: 8.00am (2nd/4th Sunday month)
St Joseph’s, Tarago: 8.00am (3rd Sunday Month)
Crookwell: Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am
Binda: Sunday 10.30am
Congratulations to Amelia Foley our Values Certificate recipient for Hospitality (Be welcoming, friendly and inclusive in all you say and do) in Week 1.
A reminder that Red Day will be held on Monday the 12th August, orders should have already been placed as there are no LATE orders taken.
Tummy Warmers are still running.
I hope you are staying warm.
Thank you to everyone that has completed our Sunglasses Survey. This was sent out via email and the school app. We will outline the response in the next newsletter. If implemented, it will be an optional item of uniform.