Northern Region Public Speaking
Congratulations to our students for a great effort at the competition. It was challenging to deliver speeches via Zoom and I am pleased at how well students responded to this change in the competition.
Students from Year 4 & up are preparing for this special celebration. Please keep them in your prayers.
Please download our school app if you wanted to keep up to date with all that’s happening at school. With current restrictions we are relying on the app and newsletter to keep you up to date of school events
If you are having trouble with your App working correctly you can the makers of the APP SchoolZine directly on 07 5414 2372 between 7am & 6pm (AEST).
Please don't hesitate to contact the office to make a time when ever you want to talk to your child's teacher. We know a lot of conversations used to take place at pick up and drop offs pre-covid restrictions. Teachers are happy to chat to you about how your child is travelling or maybe follow up from parent teacher interviews by telephone. Just contact the office to organise this. If you feel you need a face to face conversation, we are happy to organise this. We are keen to keep the lines of communication open.
A reminder that school photos have been rebooked to occur on Tuesday 27th October.
Book Week Parade
We will be having a Bookweek parade in Term 4 on Tuesday 20th October.
As always, these events will only go ahead if Covid restrictions allow.
During the past couple of weeks all students in Year 1 have been part of a national push for a phonics screening. Why? Phonics is one of 6 big ideas that help a child with learning to read.
Did you know, in the English language there are 26 letters in the alphabet BUT there are 42 distinct phonemes? So, what are phonemes? Phonemes are the smallest unit of speech sound that can convey a unique meaning. Phonemes consist of consonants, long and short vowels, digraphs and other sounds. They are the critical building blocks of language. Phonemes need to be manipulated when it comes time to read, write or even speak. For example; the words bat, mat, rat and cat only differ by one sound, but that one sound makes a lot of difference when you consider their meanings. The English word phoneme dates back to the late 19th century and was borrowed from two sources:
1. The French phonème meaning ‘sound unit’.
2. The Greek word phon which means ‘sound’ and is found today in all kinds of English words from telephone to saxophone to symphony.
To understand how there can be 44 sounds in English and only 26 letters, consider the sounds associated with the letter S in the words 'Silly', 'Trees' and 'Shark'. In the word 'Silly' the S makes its customary hissing kind of /sssss/ sound, but in the word 'Trees' it makes more of a /zzzz/ sound, and of course in 'Shark' it is a blended digraph that makes the sound /shhhh/. That's one letter and three sounds! Interesting!
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At Ss Peter and Paul’s we understand the importance of teaching phonics in an explicit and systematic way. We use the program "Jolly Phonics" as the foundation for our phonics program. This daily, high quality instruction coupled with a great deal of practice is assisting our students to build a strong foundation for becoming better readers and writers.
Week 7 - Father's Day gifts on sale (via Qkr)
Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September- ICAS Maths & ICAS Spelling Bee
Thursday 3 September - School Banking
Sunday 6 September - Father's Day
Thursday 10 September - School Banking
- Kindergarten local excursion (please pack lunch; lunch orders unavailable)
Thursday 17 September - School Banking
Monday 21 September - Canteen Red Day 'Spring into Spring!'
Thursday 24 September - School Banking
Friday 25 September - Last day of term 3
Wednesday 7 October - Uniform Shop open 5:30-6:30pm
Monday 12 Otober - Uniform Shop open 9-10am (Qkr orders pick up from office after 11 am)
Wednesday 14 October - First day of term 4
Tuesday 20 October - Book Week Parade
Tuesday 27 October - School Photos
I am pleased to announce that after a selection process Mr Garreth Wigg has been appointed to the substantive role of Assistant Principal of Ss Peter and Paul's, Goulburn. We all look foward to continuing to work with Garreth now and into the future. Congratulations.
Kathy Neely - PRINCIPAL
- Please remember to pack a water bottle as the school bubblers are still turned off due to COVID.
- Year 5 students are reminded to return their notes for the Year 6 jersey
- Kindergarten will be attending the Church for a special excursion on Thursday 10th September. Please pack lunches for this excursion (lunch orders are unavailable).
- If you have recieved a note regarding unexplained absences please return it to the office
- Please remember to label your children's school clothing as we have a lot in lost property
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (EUCHARIST)
Students will continue Preparation classes on Wednesday 9th September. Candidates are expected to also attend either the Saturday 5pm or Sunday 10am Mass at Ss’ Peter & Paul Cathedral.
Students will receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Saturday 19th September at 5pm.
HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY
St Joseph is the Patron Saint for Fathers. He was a father, raising a child who was not biologically his own, but with love, teaching him, putting his life and reputation at risk to ensure his wife and this child would be protected. So, to all our Fathers – those who are with us, are separated from us, in Heaven and especially in this COVID time, when we cannot see them as often as we would like, may they know that they are loved.
School photos will take place on Tuesday the 27th of October (Week 3, Term 4). All students will be required to wear their full summer normal uniform.
The school photographs are scheduled to be taken by advancedlife. It is our preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day. Please contact the office if you wish to pay with cash to recieve an envelope.
All orders that have been received online prior to the date changes made earlier this year are still active and current. If you would like to check the status of an existing order, please contact the parent team at advancedlife via www.advancedlife.com.au/contact
Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit advancedorder code: PKM AYC 9XL
Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day. Should you wish to purchase a sibling photograph online, the order must be placed no later than the day before photography day. Sibling photographs will only be taken if an order has been placed.
SPPFC Soccer Update
After saying how great the weather was a few weekends ago, we had two weekends of cancellations due to rain and a freezing cold weekend of rain/ sleet/ snow/ wind - so we'll no longer comment on what great weather we've had this season :)
Only a few more weeks of games for most teams - with games for Under 6s to 11s finishing up on September 26. 13s will have a few more games during and after the holiday break - this team will be notified about the proposed structure in the next few weeks. It is great to see the fun, the smiles and the teamwork all happening under the guidance of our fantastic coaches and managers.
A reminder that under current COVID guidelines, end of season presentations are banned. We have sent an email this week about a different plan and coaches/ managers are being kept informed of plans for their teams.
Recipients of the McDonalds Player of the Week for the last two weeks are:
Under 6 Blue - Ava
Under 6 Maroon - Andreas
Under 7 Blue- Sebastian, Toby
Under 7 Maroon - Charlie, CJ, Ava, Alexander, Logan (snow day - one of the only U6/7 games to play) & Zara
Under 7 Matildas - Sophia
Under 8 Maroon - Om
10s - Isaac
11s - Jack & Stephen
13s - Chloe
We have received word that our new jerseys have arrived. Just another bit of excitement in our 2020 season - we'll get them out as soon as we can!
"Having trouble getting your child to school?"
You can contact us here at school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also local support services available (see below).
Goulburn Family Support Service in Goldsmith Street is a FREE service.
We will be changing to our summer menu in Term 4, so please keep an eye out for changes to some items.
The next Red Day will be on Monday 21 September.
Please note that there is not a need for volunteers at this time.
Term 4 Uniform and School Holiday Opening Hours
Please remember that students will return to school in Term 4 in their Summer uniform. Uniforms are in stock and able to be purchased now. Hats are compulsory for outside play during Term 4.
The uniform shop will be open in the holidays on Wednesday 7 October 5:30-6:30pm and Monday 12 October 9-10am. Any orders made through Qkr during the holidays will be available to pick up from the office on Monday 12 October after 11am.
The Uniform Shop is 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. The shop is open on Monday mornings 9-9:30 if you need to purchase directly.
Please ensure all clothing is labelled. We have a large amount of clothing in lost property.
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.