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Next week should see us return to normal classroom routines and lessons. I think we would all agree that a little less screen time would be a great thing. I know parents have been very stretched in doing normal parenting duties and supporting the remote learning package. You have done a great job. School in the classroom will return to familiar ways however we will not be having some of the extra things we usually have in school like sports carnivals, assemblies, face to face contact meetings with the parents/teachers, excursions and so on.
This gives us time to do extra learning to catch up or reinforce some of the work that was done remotely. I have every confidence that children will not be too disadvantaged by this time away from the classroom. This change has been something that all families have had to deal with. My hope is students rapidly adjust back to the school environment and move into the future being happy and healthy.
I foreshadow that the 1st June looms as the date that the government declares that all children will be expected to attend school fulltime and only children with a recognised medical condition could remain at home. Therefore remote learning resources would cease and only support given to that small group of “vulnerable” students.
I hope you join in praying with me that COVID 19 can be cured or we can stay in good health and we do not have to return to lockdowns in the future.
ENROLLING FOR 2021
With current restrictions we have had to change our enrolment processes. We have moved our Kindergarten Readiness programme “Ready Set Go” to Term 3 in the hope of lifting of socially distancing and group numbers restrictions changing. I will be doing phone interviews with families new to the school during this term. I will leave interviews for families of siblings till later on. Please spread the word that we are open for enrolments and happy to discuss these with those interested. Your word of mouth is one of our best advertising tools. Applications for enrolments can be made online through our website.
Information for parents regarding payment of fees
Catholic Education is committed to providing financial assistance to support families who have lost their economic livelihood as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The position of Catholic education is that no child will be denied a Catholic education because of financial circumstances.
Initial support to assist all families includes:
A refund (for amounts paid) on charges for excursions, sporting events or activities that were due to occur in Terms 1 and 2 and have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fee statements for Term 2 will be delayed to week 4 of Term 2.
Where families are experiencing financial stress due to job loss, being stood down, reduction in work hours, business downturn or closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is available through a confidential discussion with the school:
Suspension of follow up activity on outstanding fees at the end of Term 1 until 31 July 2020.
Full or partial fee remission or deferral. You are asked to indicate the level of assistance you feel you need at this time by completing a one-page fee assistance form (COVID-19 Fee Assistance Request Form) attached. Your level of fee support will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Families may apply for immediate deferral of Term 2 fee payments by completing the COVID-19 Fee Request to Defer Fees form, also attached.
Families whose employment situation has not been affected by COVID-19 can support the school by continuing to pay school fees as they fall due. This will support our school to continue providing quality learning in a connected community that nurtures and cares for each other.
Financial assistance continues to be available for those families experiencing hardship not related to COVID-19, particularly those experiencing the effects of the bushfire season and the ongoing drought. Families are encouraged to contact me for assistance and more information.
Your family is an important part of our school community. Your financial circumstances will not compromise the place of your children at our school. If you are experiencing any difficulties, I will confidentially ensure your child is not disadvantaged at this time.
Kathy Neely - Principal
Uniform shop will only be taking orders online through QKR. Please place your order by 830am Monday to ensure that uniforms can go home that day.
Uniforms will be available for collection from the school office Monday mornings from 11am.
We have experienced a steady increase of vehicles and student movements in the school zone during pick up and drop off times.
To help our school community safely transition back into school travel, please find attached information that can help.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing commitment to school zone safety.
Book Club Virtual Catalogue – Issue 3, 2020 (Standard)
Book Club orders due 18th May, order online only.
- Term 2 Book Club catalogues are digital only (no paper catalogues) this term for the first time ever during these unprecedented times. To access and purchase from the latest Issue, please go to https://scholastic.com.au/book-club/virtual-catalogue-1/ We encourage you to sit down with your child and go through the catalogue together, discussing any books that sparks your child’s interest.
- Once you and your child has made your final selection, click anywhere on the page to redirect you to the Scholastic LOOP website or go to the Scholastic LOOP app to place your order. LOOP orders are linked to your school in an easy, safe online process. Registering for LOOP will also keep you up-to-date with all of the latest Book Club news, information on exciting new releases, and our exclusive Book Club special offers.
- Our Book Club Organiser will then take care of the rest! After everyone’s orders is submitted by the suggested close date of Issue of 18 May 2020, the Scholastic team get to work packing your child’s order full of exciting things.
- Your child’s order is then delivered to the school/classroom, ready to take home and be eagerly read. If our regular Book Club order distribution procedure need to be adapted, an electronic announcement will be made. Orders that you have marked as a ‘gift’ in LOOP will be sent to school for you to secretly pick-up instead. With numerous studies finding that reading at home is a key factor in a child’s lifelong success, Book Club provides a fun and easy way of bringing books into your home. Find out more about Book Club here: https://scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-home/
If you require further assistance with Book Club, please contact Book Club Customer Service on 1800 021 233. 8.00am to 5.00 EST
Year 7 2021 Parent Information Session being held via ZOOM next Wednesday 20 May from 5.00pm – 6.00pm.
Parents can register/buy tickets here:
For further information you can contact Kristie Miners on 4821 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Menu starts 18/5/20!!!
Try our homemade Nacho's YUM!!! & warm Milo for the cold day ahead.
Unfortunately there will be NO tummy warmers this winter due to the current situation. Thankyou to all the helpers every year, hopefully it will be back on next year. At this stage we are keeping canteen helpers to a minimum so unfortunately i wont be able to have any helpers in the canteen during covid 19.
Thankyou for understanding.
A pie drive was held earlier during term 1. We would like to thank all the wonderful families for your support and contribution. The total profit from the pie was was an amazing $2432 and will go towards new heaters in the hall.
A big thankyou to everyone who purchased gifts online for Mothers Day. Total raised was $227 which will go towards the new heaters in hall. So thanks again to everyone who purchased a gift.
16th May Emily Robinson & Ryan Cachia
18th May Aileen Mudassar
19th May Willa Reynolds
20th May Caleb Webster
21st May Ajak Ngang
22nd May Oscar Martin
23rd May Charli McClenahan
25th May Kyah Gill
27th May Aimon Payne
On Wednesday the 6th May 2020 North Goulburn McDonalds along with NSW Police legacy & Mission Australia held a BIG MAC for the Raunjak’s!! The Raunjak’s are a family of our school community. Jocelyn Raunjak was been diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia when she was pregnant with her third child. Jocelyn remains in hospital where we continue to pray for her and her family. The Staff at Ss Peter & Pauls enjoyed having Big Macs for lunch & wish them all the best.