- PRAYER TO BEGIN SCHOOL YEAR
- Important Dates
- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- RE News
- Sacrament Enrolment 2020
- Parish News
- Mercy Values
- SAFETY ADVICE
- 2020 Swimming Carnival
- Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocesan Individual Sport Trials (Yrs 5 & 6 )
- Welcome BBQ
- School Fees
- School Counsellor
- Uniform Shop
- Canteen News
- School Banking
- Community News
A Student's Prayer for a New School Year
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me.
Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.
Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.
Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.
Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends.
Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year! Amen
Friday 31st January
- Year 3-6 - School Mass at the Cathedral from 10-11am
Tuesday 4th February
- Year 1-6 Swimming Carnival
- CANTEEN CLOSED
Wednesday 5th February
- Kindy rest day
Friday 7th February
- School Assembly 2.40pm 5/6M will be hosting and performing.
Tuesday 11th February
- Basketball and Tennis trials @ Belconnen
- Playgroup 930-1130am
- Welcome BBQ and open classrooms 5-7pm
- Kindergarten information session 630-7pm
Wednesday 12th February
- Kindy rest day
Thursday 13th February
- P & F meeting 630-730pm
Friday 14th February
- Northern Region Swimming Carnival
I always look forward to the first day of term to see the bright, shiny faces to start my day and students looking neat as a pin in their new uniform. Students here are keen to learn more and reunite with their friends. A very warm welcome to all the new families starting at Ss Peter and Paul’s this year. If you see a new face in the playground I urge you to go up and say hello and introduce yourself. Families new to town love to find out how the school works and what’s available here in Goulburn.
A special welcome to the new staff members – Mr Garreth Wigg- Acting Assistant Principal, Ms Tracey Jenkins-5/6J , Mr Davis Collinge-4C, Miss Rowena Atkinson -5/6 A and Mrs Kara Schilt our new Office helper and Learning Support Assistant.
Our school calendar is on our app & school website. It is important to check the School App in case there are changes to the calendar.
Our school year for staff began on Tuesday with a very special Mass at Our Lady of Fatima with the other staff’s in the Goulburn Mission-Trinity Catholic College, St Joseph’s- North Goulburn and St Mary’s, Crookwell.
We are opening the school year with a special combined Mass at the Cathedral with the 3 Catholic Schools in Goulburn on Friday 10am in the Cathedral. We have so many students involved we are sorry that seating for families will be very limited. Our Years 3-6 students will be attending. At this Mass our school leader’s badges will be blessed. In the afternoon we will be having an Induction ceremony for our school leaders as part of our Friday Assembly. This begins at 2.45pm. All are welcome to attend.
Our playgroup begins again next Tuesday. Children are welcome from 0-5 years old and do not need to have siblings in our school. Playgroup begins at 9.30am-11.30am. You are always welcome in the room for a cuppa before it begins.
All families we need you to complete the LOCAL Excursion Form ASAP. This covers student’s attendance and travel to any event during the school year in the Goulburn area. Staff take these forms with them to all events they attend. It is important to let the office know if any of your contact or medical details change.
This year instead of having Grade Nights we will be having a Welcome BBQ on Tuesday 11th of February from 5-7pm and a chance to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. There will also be a meeting at 6.30pm for all Kindergarten parents in their classroom. Anyone who can help with the BBQ will be appreciated.
Finally a school community works best when we communicate openly and honestly. Please feel free to ask questions and offer feedback. I encourage also finding a way to contribute to the school by helping in classrooms, covering books, helping at sporting events, joining the P&F & helping in the uniform shop. The list goes on and every offer of help is appreciated.
Miss Kathy Neely
COMBINED SCHOOLS OPENING MASS
This Friday, Year 3‐6 students will attend Ss’ Peter & Paul’s Cathedral, to participate in a Combined Schools Opening Mass with Trinity Catholic College and St Joseph’s Primary. Mass starts at 10am and students are to wear their full school uniform. Please ensure your child has returned their local excursion consent form.
A special Leader’s Induction Ceremony and Badge Presentation will commence at 2:45pm in our school hall for the Captains and Sports Captains to receive their badges.
2020 SACRAMENTAL ENROLMENTS
Sacramental enrolments close next Wednesday, 5th February.
· Reconciliation ‐ Term 1, 19th Feb‐26th March
· Confirmation –Term 3, 22nd July – 12th September 2021
Sharon Cashman (Sacramental Coordinator) has advised us that our current Year 6 students, who will make their Confirmation in 2021, can leave their enrolment until the beginning of 2021.
Go to the Mary Queen of Apostles websitehttp://cg.org.au/goulburn/Home.aspx, scroll down to Parish News, then click on the link Sacramental Enrolment 2020. A separate enrolment form needs to be completed for each child making their Sacrament. Please contact the parish on 6239 9863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any queries.
Please note: Sacraments are Parish based not school based.
GOULBURN MISSION MASS TIMES
Ss Peter & Paul’s
6.00pm September – April
5.00pm May - August
Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday - 7.00am
Ss Peter and Paul’s
Sunday - 10.00am
6.00pm September – May
5.00pm June - August
St Patrick’s Marulan
2nd/4th Sunday of the Month - 8.00am
St Joseph’s Tarago
3rd Sunday of the Month - 8.00am
St Laurence O’Toole Spring Valley
St Michael’s, Bungonia. St Bartholomew’s Collector
PARISH OFFICE DETAILS
Office Hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm – Monday to Friday
Address: 36 Verner Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 11, GOULBURN NSW 2580
Phone: (02) 6239 9863
Mercy Value Week 2-5
Our target value in Weeks 2-5 is Dignity (Respect). Show respect to everyone – we are all made in the image of God. We will focus on Respecting the rules of your family, school and society.
The start of the school year is an ideal time to reflect on our three school rues (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible) and how this guides our daily behaviour and attitude in the classroom and on the playground.
Each fortnight, teachers will be looking for examples of students demonstrating the target value. When this is demonstrated, the student’s name and class is written on the back of a merit mark. The student then places the merit mark in their House values box at the front office. Each fortnight, at a Friday assembly, a merit mark is drawn from the values box and the winner takes home a special certificate. A values certificate with the student’s photo is then displayed in the foyer area of the office.
Current Safety Matters
I am conscious that there are a number of health and safety issues which may be concerning you at this time. I hope the following information will assist you in understanding how our school is responding to these.
You will be aware that there have now been a small number of confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus within Australia. CECG has reviewed advice from Australian Government departments and agencies to coordinate our response. CECG will apply the same response as the NSW Government Departments of Health and Education for all of our schools in ACT and NSW.
Children who have visited China in the past two weeks must not attend school or childcare services until 14 days have lapsed from their date of departure from China.
Children with a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus, will be excluded from school or childcare services until they are medically cleared to return.
If your child has been informed by government health authorities that they have been in close contact with a confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus, irrespective of whether the child has developed symptoms, they must not attend their school or early childhood centre until the government informs you that it is safe for them to do so.
If your child has recently travelled to mainland China and develops symptoms, you should contact your primary care provider. Your primary care provider will liaise with relevant government authorities and determine whether or not your child needs to be excluded from their school or early childhood centre.
If you have spent time in Hong Kong, the above advice applies. However, if you have simply transited through Hong Kong airport, it does not apply.
The information below from the NSW Department of Health gives details the guidelines for exclusion from school and early childhood centres and outlines symptoms.
This advice must be followed. Parents and carers need to inform the school if their child has travelled to China or been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of the virus.
Bushfires have had a direct impact on a number of schools in recent months. Fires continue to burn and may pose an ongoing threat. There is also the very real danger of new fires starting while the weather conditions remain hot and dry. There may be a need in some cases to close schools in order to ensure the safety of students and staff. Decisions about whether schools should be closed on a particular day are made in collaboration with Emergency Services agencies. Considerations include such factors as the proximity to existing fires and the relevant fire danger ratings for a given day. If a decision is taken to close the school, we will communicate advice to you as soon as possible.
Aside from those schools directly affected by bushfires, many schools have experienced extended periods of poor air quality due to smoke, which has often have come from fires far from where the schools are located. Air quality ratings issued by Government agencies are not accompanied by specific advice for schools. Given the variability of air quality through the course of a day and as different locations may experience different air quality, I have been advised that each school should individually, regularly assess the air quality based on observations and make appropriate decisions. This may include the following precautions:
Avoiding strenuous outdoor activity
Minimising outdoor activity by students whilst at school
Taking appropriate preventative precautions for students considered to be at high risk
Keeping windows closed and utilising air conditioning systems. Evaporative coolers should not be used where smoke is present as these tend to draw unfiltered air from outside.
I would encourage you to access these resources for further information:
Should you have any concerns for your child’s safety on a given day, you are welcome to have them remain at home.
As always, please contact Miss Neely with any question or concerns
Who: Years 3-6 (Years 1-2 from 11.00 - 1.30pm)
When: Tuesday 4th February
Where: Goulburn Aquatic Centre
Departure Time: 9.30am
Cost: $3.00 (pool entry) to be paid to the office or by the Qkr! App by Friday 31st January.
* Please remember to be Sun Safe. Your child needs sunscreen, hat and must wear their sports uniform at all times unless competing. We encourage the children to bring suitable house coloured attire to wear once they are at the pool.
* Don’t forget water, recess and lunch (if not ordering pizza).
* Pizza lunch orders are due by Friday 31st January. Please pay via the office or by the Qkr! App . No late orders can be accepted.
* Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to help. We look forward to your involvement on the day.
* All students are expected to attend, be involved in races, support their House and cheer on other swimmers.
* Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the day and enjoy the carnival. There will be a staff/parent relay team to race the students towards the end of the day. Please bring your swimmers and see Cathy McCarthy if you are keen!
All Archdiocesan nominations for individual sport trials will be done online via https://csnsw.sport/cmlogin.aspx . Dates and further information can be found at the https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/ website and on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Face Book Page.
Below are the Parent Instructions for registering your child.
Term 1 Trial Dates:
11/2 C & G Basketball & Tennis Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 6/2)
20/2 C & G Football (Soccer) Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 14/2)
20/3 C & G Cricket Trials, Gundagai (Nominations close 13/3)
3/4 C & G Netball Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 20/3)
3/4 (Only if required) C & G Hockey Trials, TBA (Nominations close 20/3)
3/4 C & G Rugby League Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 27/3)
8/4 C & G Touch Football Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 1/4)
Term 2 Trial Dates:
1/6 C & G Rugby Union Trials, Canberra (Nominations close 25/5)
Term 3 Trial Dates:
10/8 MacKillop Girls Rugby 7's, Sydney (Nominations close 27/7)
Staff at Ss Peter & Paul's warmly invite families to our welcome BBQ.
Date: Tuesday 11th February
Time: 5 - 7pm
Where: Ss Peter & Paul's school grounds
This is a great opportunity to meet your child's class Teacher and new families
If you wish to pay your school fees weekly or fortnighty please use the table below to help you calculate the amount you need to pay over a 10 week term.
Please call the office if you have any questions.
Sibling at Trinity
Our School Counsellor , Danielle Hudson, will not be returning in 2020. She will be working more hours closer to home. We thank her for her work. I am waiting for advice from CatholicCare for arrangements for a new school counsellor. I will keep you all informed.
Hi Everyone & Welcome back!
Please see attached the current menu.
Pizza orders can now be taken for swimming carnival via the QKR app, no late orders will be taken.
Canteen will be closed on Tuesday 4th February due to swimming carnival. There will be no lunch orders available and the QKR app will be inactive for this day.
Sadly many of my wonderful helpers have moved on and i am always seeking new faces in the canteen and we would love to see you!!! Please contact me with your availability to 0417 688 472.
1st January - Huxley Smith
6th January - Carter Beardmore & Molly Dillon
12th January - Callum Muldrew
13th January - Noah Stephenson
14th January - Bailey Cockburn
16th January - Archie Reynolds
17th January - Noah Algie-Woodlands
18th January - Matilda Stevenson
20th January - Lucy Boniface
21st January - John Tyler
22nd January - Dakota Lambert, Cooper Graham & Sophie Smithers
25th January - Austin Cosgrove
27th January - Marley Parlett
29th January - Hunter Metz
30th January - Lucy Taylor & Tami Mitchell
1st February - Samuel Ford
2nd February - Ella Pearson & Sophie Pearson
4th February - Emily Rohrich & Zian Tan
5th February - Ava Humphries
11th February - William Curvey
12th February - Astrid Schmidt