- Important Dates
- 2020 Term Dates
- From the Principal
- Lame Joke
- First Holy Communion Update
- RE News
- Change of Sports Day Yrs 3-6
- 2020 In-school Cross Country Carnival Results
- 2020 Athletics Age Champions
- The Story of Creation by 3Y
- Visit from Maleurindi
- Welcome to our new Student Welfare Officer
- Soccer News
- Uniform Shop
- Local Schools Community Grant
- School News
- CECG Review into Student Counselling and Wellbeing Services
- Colouring Competition
- Community News
Monday 10 August - Canteen Red Day "Hot Donut Day"
- Enrolments for First Holy Communion close
Wednesday 12 August - Goulburn information evening for First Holy Communion
Friday 14 August - Book Club Due (Loop Orders only)
- Assumption Mass (Yr 6 only) at Ss Peter and Pauls Cathedral 10am
Week 5 (Family Week)
Monday 17 to Friday 21 August - ICAS Science
Monday 24 to Friday 28 August - ICAS Digital Technologies & ICAS English
Friday 28 August - NR Public Speaking
Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September- ICAS Maths & ICAS Spelling Bee
- "Hot Donut" Red Day is on Monday 10 August (orders are no longer open)
- Enrolments for First Holy Communion Due
- Yrs 3-6 to have sport on Tuesday 11 August for this week only (see message below)
- Book Club orders are due Friday 14 August (via Loop)
- If you have recieved a note regarding unexplained absences please return them to the office
- Please remember to label your children's school clothing as we have alot in lost property
Update for Families on COVID-19
SS Peter and Paul's and Catholic Education continue to take advice from health authorities in relation to COVID-19. The Catholic Education Office has a team that is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, paying particular attention to local hotspots and organising support for schools where required. Ss Peter and Paul's is following all safe hygiene practices in line with government advice. We understand that the situation is fairly fluid and we will communicate directly with you should there be any important changes in relation to our school operations in the coming weeks. We remind all families:
· If your child is unwell, they should not attend school.
· Please ensure that anyone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms in your family is tested.
· Parents should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).
REMINDER THAT OUR OUR SCHOOL BUBBLERS REMAIN TURNED OFF. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A WATER BOTTLE.
Should you have any questions in relation to our school and COVID-19, please feel free to contact our office.
Annual Improvement Survey
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. the surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified.
The surveys will be launched via email on Friday 7 August 2020 using the email addresses supplied to the school. if you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link:
We thank you that in a world of despair, You are our Hope
In a world of darkness, You are our Light.
In a world of sorrow, You are our Joy
May we continue to trust Your presence with us as we face the challenges and struggles in our personal and professional lives.
Help us to share the Hope of our hearts with one another.
Enable us to give Hope to others through Your work amongst us.
Use us to transform our schools into places of joy and wonder and to spread Your Hope to those whom we lead.
We ask this in Jesus Name.
The Parish Sacramental Team have decided, at their meeting last night, to forge ahead with preparation for First Holy Communion this term. Preparation will begin next week with the Information Sessions.
Both a parent/guardian and child must attend one of the information sessions.
- Goulburn: Wednesday 12 August 6pm OLOF
- Crookwell: Thursday 13 August 6pm St Marys Church
**Last day to enrol is Monday 10th August.**
The Sacramental Enrolment form is available from the Parish website http://cg.org.au/goulburn/ApplicationForms.aspx
NO late enrolments after this date.
First Holy Communion Masses will be Celebrated on the weekend of the 19/20 September.
The lessons will be held Wednesday afternoons in Goulburn or Thursday afternoons in Crookwell. All the details will be available next week at the information nights.
If you are unable to commit please just let us know and you are very welcome to participate next year; there is no set age limit. If you have any further questions please contact the Parish office on 02 6239 9863.
THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
On 15th August we celebrate a special feast of Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Assumption. Students in Year 6 will travel to Ss Peter and Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 14th August to celebrate Mass with students from St Joseph’s Primary school. The Mass will be live streamed for students in Years 3-5 via Microsoft Teams.
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.
Students in Years 3-6 will be having PE lessons on Tuesday 11th August instead of Thursday just for next week. Students can wear sports uniform that day instead of Thursday. There will be no problem which ever uniform your child wears.
1. O’Brien (87)
2. McAuley (71)
3. Blake (70)
4. Patrick (69)
O'Brien House Captains:
Aimon Payne & Bobby Remington
1. Sophiah Chant 2. Gracie Arnold 3. Izabella Gregory
1. Sebastian Martin 2. Ajak Ngang
1. Hannah Pollard 2. Stella Salmon 3. Ivy Ward
1. Toby Boniface 2. Max Bryant 3. Zachary Anderson
8yrs (Yr 1 & 2):
1. Isla Kennedy 2. Harriett McMahon 3. Madilyn Burns
1. Hudson Salmon 2. Carter Beardmore 3. Austin Cosgrove
1. Molly Dillon 2. Ella Webster 3. Willa Reynolds
1. Jaxon Anthony 2. Tyler Toparis 3. Patrick Turner
1. Ruby Cunningham 2. Ruby Harvey-Lynn 3. Emily Robinson
1. Bailey Harvey-Lynn 2. Jachob Payne 3. Stephen Watson
1. Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset 2. Lola Perry 3. Matilda Davies
1. Isaac Mills 2. Noah Beardmore 3. Bailey Cockburn
1. Elsie Apps 2. Emma Seaman 3. Shylah Marshall
1. Ryan Cachia 2. Aimon Payne 3. James Webster
Our 2020 Athletics Age Champions received their medals at the assembly last week.
Congratulations to Patrick Turner & Charlize Arnold (8/9yrs), Bailey Harvey-Lynn & Lexie Maple-Brown (10yrs), Isaac Mills & Molly Chamberlain (11yrs) and James Webster & Claudia Maple-Brown (12/13yrs).
Last term 3Y learnt about The Creation Story in Religion. Students transformed their knowledge into a creative assembly item this term. After exploring artworks by Jeannie Baker, students got into small groups to create their own artworks of The Creation Story. Each group was given a day in the story to focus on. Students made their collages using different natural and synthetic materials. We decided to take photos of the artworks and put them into a movie so that we could share our item with parents. We added voice recordings to retell the story. You're able to view our video on the school's Facebook page. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we had fun making it!
On Monday 27 July we had a wonderful visit from Fred and Todd Reid of "Maleurindi", an indigenous family clan from Dunghutti country on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Now based in Canberra, they took our students through fun workshops and a performance to teach us about Indigenous culture. As an elder Fred took the K-2 students on a journey through some Dreamtime stories while Todd showed Yrs 3-6 Traditional Indigenous games. The whole school came to gether to watch their performance of Traditional Dance.
Hello, my name is Tory Simmons. I have taken up the new Welfare Officer role at St Peter and Paul’s.
I am here to provide strategies and opportunities that support the wellbeing of our students and the wider school community.
Our first creative project is working in small groups to prepare deserts for the local Meals on Wheels.
I am available Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school term. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me email@example.com.
SPPFC Soccer Update
We have been lucky to have some great weather for the past 3 weekends – and everyone hopes it continues.
We’ve welcomed some new players and families to our SPPFC community since the last newsletter – a big welcome and thanks for joining us !
Last weekend was the first round where we had all teams at home – and it was so good to see the participation, smiles and support for all our teams. The new fluoro game balls and goalie gloves make us certainly hard to miss.
Congratulations to our McDonalds Player of the Week recipients for Week 2 and 3 of the competition:
Under 6 Blue – Matilda S & Michelle R
Under 6 Maroon – Hamish Mc & Wyatt K
Under 7 Blue – Zach A, Billy D & Jack H
Under 7 Maroon – Charlie H & CJ C
Under 7 Girls – Hannah P & Avery S
Under 8 Blue – Cooper S & Ashton K
Under 8 Maroon – Monty C & Hudson S
Under 9 Girls – Isabelle H
10s – Mason A & Ryan S
11s – Daniel G & Lucas W
11 Girls – Lara B & Olivia Mc
13s – Nathan D
A reminder to all families to scan the QR code each time they attend a soccer game – either at Cookbundoon or at an out of town venue. The QR code for Cookbundoon is on our facebook page.
Uniform shop will be taking orders online through QKR. Please place your order by 8:30am Monday mornings to ensure that orders can be filled and sent home.
Due to the current circumstances, please note that parents cannot enter the uniform shop. Please wait outside the door if you need to purchase from the shop directly. The shop is open on Monday mornings 9-9:30am.
Please ensure all clothing is labelled. We have a large amount of clothing in lost property.
Earlier this year Ss Peter and Pauls was successful in gaining funding through the Local Schools Community Grant to replace the carpet and desks in the 5/6 classrooms. This afternoon we had a visit from our Federal member Angus Taylor to see the new work and speak to the students.
An important update for SZapp has been released to accomodate for iPhones which have been intermittently receiving push notifications.SZapp version 3.6.0 is available from the App Store now and we advise all iPhone users to install this version to ensure notifications are received correctly.
Users with automatic updates enabled on their device will recieve this update automatically.
CWA Year 7 Educational Grant
Each year the Southern Tabelands Group of the CWA offer grants of $250 for students completing Year 6. Further information about the process is available from the office. Applications close 30th September.