- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- Important Dates
- Lame Joke
- RE News
- Shrove Tuesday
- C & G Archdiocesan
- Individual Sport Trials
- Northern Region Swimming Carnival
- Other Sporting News
- Awards - Above & Beyond
- Mercy Values
- K/1W Class of the week!
- School Photos
- TERM 2 DATES
- School Disco and Working Bee
- OPEN DAY
- KINDER 2021 READINESS PROGRAMME
- Trivia Night
- Road Safety
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop
- School Banking
- The Big Vegie Crunch
- Community News
It is hard to believe that we are already into our fifth week of school and holidays are all but a distant memory. I hope your child/children have settled back into school life happily and smoothly amongst their friends and teachers, with lots of exciting learning happening. The emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is pivotal to their success at school, as adolescents, and in their future lives. Physically and emotionally healthy students are happy, able to deal positively with life’s challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with school and others, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young adults. Various programs in our curriculum and our school Mercy Values help to build these positive feelings along with physical and emotional wellbeing.
Sometimes children can experience difficulties with everyday life experiences so it is important that we try and keep these positive feelings constant at school. There are many avenues at school you can access if you feel concerned about any aspect of your child’s wellbeing: - Talk to your child’s teacher – talk to our school counsellor.
These are some ways we all can help foster positive emotional and physical wellbeing in our children:
*Model good mental health habits
* Make sure they get enough sleep
* Encourage your kids to exercise
*Encourage creative outlets
* Provide a space of their own
*Talk about their troubles
*Help them relax
*Have routines – weekday and weekend
* Bring fun and playfulness into their lives
Good advice for us all.
On Tuesday 10th March our Playgroup will be celebrating its 3rd birthday . It operates every Tuesday between 9.30am and 11.30am and families at our school or outside our school are always welcome. I am very appreciative of our Playgroup’s co-ordinator’s , Mrs Bool, and the hard work she has put in to make the playgroup a great success.
I will be away most of next week at the Annual Principal’s retreat. Mr Wigg will be in charge in my absence.
Please support our school disco and working bee on Friday 13th March . Further details will be circulated.
Friday 28th February
- McKillop Basketball & Tennis Trials - Wollongong
Monday 2nd March
- Archdiocesan Swimming Carnival - Narooma
Tuesday 3rd March
- Playgroup 9.30am - 11.30am
Thursday 5th March
- Cricket Trials - Wagga Wagga
Friday 6th March
- Assembly - 2B Assembly item at 2.40pm
Tuesday 10th March
- Playgroup 9.30am - 11.30am
Friday 13th March
- School Disco & Working Bee 5.30pm - 7pm
Tuesday 17th March
- Playgroup 9.30 - 11.30am
Friday 20th March
- Peter Lucas Cup - Carr-Confroy Park
- Assembly - 1/2BM Assembly item 2.40pm
Tuesday 24th March
- School Photos - Full Summer uniform
Thursday 26th March
- McKillop Soccer Trials - Goulburn
- School Cross Country
Congratulations to the following students who were successful at the recent Archdiocesan trials.
C & G Archdiocesan Basketball Team - Charlotte Writer, Aimon Payne, Bobby Remington, Chloe Holmes & Emma Seaman.
C & G Archdiocesan Football (Soccer) Team - Aimon Payne & Chloe Holmes
The SPP team at the Northern Region Carnival in Queanbeyan.
Northern Region Swimming Results
Representing the Northern Region at the Archdiocesan Carnival in Narooma on March 2nd:
Claudia Maple-Brown (Relay/100m/FS/Back/IM/Brst/Fly), Bobby Remington (Relay/100m), Lexie Maple-Brown (FS), Chloe Reynolds (Relay), Lola Perry (Relay), Will Turner (100m/FS/Back/IM/Fly), Thomas Watson (FS/Back), Patrick Turner (Relay/FS/IM/Brst), Tyler Toparis (FS/Back) Lachlan Sonnex (Relay/FS/IM/Fly), Stephen Watson (Relay/Fly), Lucas Webster (Relay/Brst), James Webster (Brst), Christopher Watson (Fly) and Sam Webster (FS). SPP Senior Girls and Junior Boys Relay teams.
Congratulations to the following students who have been named as Age Champions or Runners-up:
Junior Boys (8-10 yrs) Age Champion:
Patrick Turner (Ss Peter and Paul, Goulburn)
Runner-Up: Lachlan Sonnex (Ss Peter and Paul, Goulburn)
Int. Boys (11 yrs) Age Champion:
Runner-up: Will Turner (Ss Peter and Paul, Goulburn)
Senior Girls (12-13 yrs) Age Champion:
Claudia Maple-Brown (Ss Peter and Paul, Goulburn)
Senior Boys (12-13 yrs) Age Champion:
Runner-up: Thomas Watson (Ss Peter and Paul, Goulburn)
Ribbons will be distributed after March 3rd. Many thanks to the parents that assisted with timekeeping and supported the students on the day.
The NR team has been asked to provide 6 timekeepers for the Archdiocesan carnival. If you would be willing to assist, could you please let me know and I'll forward your details on to the team manager.
Ss Peter & Pauls Football (soccer) Club is gearing up for our 2020 season.
EOIs went out last week - please return them as soon as possible so we can get an idea of how many teams we will enter in the STFA competition. Teams will not be entered without a coach or manager - so if you haven't let us know that you'd be keen to help out, please get in touch.
We are also looking for sponsors. Sponsors allow us to renew our team jerseys and assist in meeting the costs associated with Player of the Week and player medals/trophies at the end of the year. Business logos are printed on each jersey set and businesses are also promoted throughout the season. Please contact Michelle for further information at email@example.com
Last week in K/1W we integrated the Maths and Science concepts we have been learning. Students worked collaboratively in small groups to design, draw and create their own zoos. They used their knowledge of grouping and animal classification in their zoos. The students were very proud of their completed zoos.
School Photo's will be held on Tuesday 24th March 2020. All children are to wear full summer uniform.
Order forms went home last week, you can however order online at www.advancedlife.com.au Online code: PKMAYC9XL
Online orders due by 24/3/2020. Sibling photos are also available online or you can collect an order form from the office.
Our first 2020 school disco is on Friday afternoon in the school hall in Week 7 Friday 13th March, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
We are also having our first working bee at the same time as the disco. If you have a wheelbarrow and are available to help us move some tanbark, even just for 30 minutes, your time and assistance would be most appreciated.
If you would like to assist with the disco or help with the working bee, please let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the school 4821 3304.
2020 SPP Trivia Night will be held on Friday the 8th May at the Goulburn Workers Club.
Start organising your tables of 10 as tickets go on sale Monday 2nd March. Tickets are $35 each and will be sold in tables of 10.
You can purchase your table via the Qrk app or in person in the office ash or EFT accepted. If bringing cash please have correct money.
If you have any raffle items or spare bottles of wine please contact Stacey on 0408464298 or drop into the office.
This is such a fun night full of laughs, Trivia, karaoke and dancing so please join us and support our school.
Uniform shop is open Monday morning's from 9-9.30am.
During the School holidays the uniform shop will be open on:
Monday 20th April 5-6pm
Monday 27th April 9-10am
Students return in Winter uniform for term 2.
What is The Big Vegie Crunch?
Did you know that only around 6% of Australian children eat enough vegetables? To help our community do better, our school will be taking part in The Big Vegie Crunch (part of Vegetable Week) on Thursday 5th March as part of our normal Crunch & SIP routine.
Primary schools across NSW will be joining together to break the record for the most students crunching vegetables:
- 50 260 students crunching simultaneously (2018 record)
- 14 991 students crunching at other times over Vegetable Week (2019 record)
What can you do to help?
• Pack a container of vegetables (not fruit this time) for your child to eat on Thursday 5th March
• Remember to keep serving up the vegetables at home and in your children’s lunchboxes!
Need some ideas?
• carrot, celery, cucumber – cut into sticks or left whole
• capsicum – cut into sticks or wedges
• corn – raw baby corn spears or a cooked corn cob
• broccoli or cauliflower florets - raw or lightly cooked to keep their crunch
• tomatoes – small cherry tomatoes or a large tomato that can be eaten like an apple
• beans or snow peas - raw or lightly cooked to keep their crunch
• mushrooms – sliced or left whole
1st March James Webster
3rd March Elsie McClelland, Gracie Arnold & Karn Rowe
4th March Paige Kennedy
5th March Hunter Roffey & Molly Chamberlain
6th March Dallas Kerslake
9th March Eva Lowe
11th March Hudson Salmon
15th March Libby Walsh-Robinson
16th March Oliver Hogan
17th March Matilda Ratcliff