- From the Principal
- Important Dates
- Lame Joke
- RE News
- Class of the Week... K1W!
- Uniform Shop
- Soccer News - U13 Grand Final!
- ICAS Spelling Bee and Mathematics Results
- 50% Sibling Discount
- School News
- Big Fat Smile Before & After School and Holiday Care
- Community News
It was wonderful to speak online about our school to all the families whose children are attending Kindergarten here in 2021. At this stage we have 47 students for our two Kinder classes, and we look forward to meeting them at our Orientation Days on the 3rd & 10th November. We still have room in all our classes for 2021 so if you know anyone interested please encourage them to contact us. During the phone interviews I have had with new families they have often mentioned that they had heard positive things from families already enrolled. Word of mouth is great form of selling our school.
Book Week Parade
Thanks to families for supporting our Book Week parade. The children all looked great. Remember the show has been recorded and you can watch via a link on Seesaw or Google classrooms.
We had over 50 respondents to our Semester 2 report survey, with a significant majority favouring comments be kept in the student reports. Thank you to those who provided feed back. Semester 2 reports will be sent home with comments at the end of Week 9. They will be formatted to be a little easier to read by point form. The first section will list your child’s gains in learning and the second section will be suggestions of areas or ways learning could improve.
Classes in 2021
As you can appreciate setting up classes and staff for 2021 is complex. We use a computer programme called “Class Creator” to help with this job. A note will be going home about the programme we use and the factors we take into account in organising class groupings. The note will have a section for you to write down the names of your child’s friends so that can also be considered. However we must also be realistic that sometimes our friends in the playground are not the people who we do our best learning with. This would be important to discuss with your child when writing down these names. Prompt returning of the form would be appreciated.
We are pleased to welcome Gerard Teng our Parish’s Youth Minister to our school. He will be working at the school one day a week as part of CYSMA (Catholic Youth School’s Mission Australia).
Friday 30 October- Year 4 Holy Communion and year 3-6 students at Cathedral for All Saints Day Mass @ 11am
- K-2 Swimming
Monday 2 November- Canteen Red Day "Spring into Spring!" - over the counter only- no pre-orders
Tuesday 3 November- Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 9:30-11:30am & 12:30-2:30pm
Friday 6 November- K-2 Swimming
Week 5 - NAIDOC Week
Tuesday 10 November- Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 9:30-11:30am & 12:30-2:30pm
Friday 13 November- K-2 Swimming
- School Leaders Nominations close
Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 November- Year 6 Camp
Friday 20 November- K-2 Swimming
Thursday 26 November- SCC Meeting 7pm
Friday 27 November- K-2 Swimming
Monday 30 November- School Leaders 2021 Announced via live Zoom assembly
Friday 4 December- K-2 Swimming
Monday 7 December- Canteen Red Day
Friday 11 December- K-2 Swimming
- Semester 2 Reports sent home
Monday 14 December- K-2 Awards Presentation 10am via Zoom
Tuesday 15 December- 3-6 Awards Presentation & School Leaders handover 12:30pm via Zoom
Wednesday 16 December- Last Day Term 4 - Casual clothes day
- Please return payment for the 2021 Year 6 Jersey
- If you need to hand out birthday party invitations at school please drop them to the office and the class teacher will distribute them on behalf of your child
- Please remember to pack a water bottle as the school bubblers are still turned off due to COVID, and with the warmer weather many children are needing more to drink during the day
- 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
PRAYER FOR WORLD TEACHERS DAY
Loving God You came among us as a teacher,
healer and Saviour.
On this World Teachers’ Day,
bless all teachers.
Help them become even more joyful disciples
and profound echoes of your wisdom.
Bless all teachers with the gifts of Your
truth, beauty and goodness.
Bless them with integrity,
so that they bring Your words to life.
Bless them with courage and perseverance
to walk the paths You have laid out.
Help teachers to know what a truly special
gift they are to so many.
We pray in the name of Jesus
who knows all too well
the challenges and joys of being a teacher.
ALL SAINTS’ DAY MASS:
Students in Years 3-6 will celebrate All Saints’ Day by attending Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral at 11am on Friday 30th October. This excursion is covered by the Local Excursion permission form. Please contact the office to update details if necessary.
What is All Saints Day?
All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1st. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church. It is also known as All Hallows’ Day or the Feast of All Saints. It is observed yearly on November 1 by the Western Churches and on the first Sunday of the Pentecost by the Eastern Churches.
All Saints’ Day celebrates both known and unknown saints. Saints are those who are believed to have reached heaven. It is a holiday rooted in the belief that the world is spiritually connected to heaven. All Saints’ Day is considered a holy day of obligation, requiring Catholics to attend Mass. It is an official public holiday in Catholic countries, it is not an official public holiday in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Other names for it are All Hallows’ Day, Feast of All Saints, Solemnity of All Saints, and Hallowmas.
A Spirituality for our Times: Practising Care and Tenderness
A reflective afternoon for women inspired Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.
Hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce
Facilitators: Clare Condon SGS and Andrea Dean
Offered via Zoom Saturday 7 November from 3pm to 4.30pm
Science and Technology in K/1W
This week K/1W have been learning about ways that we can help living things. This is a focus of our Biological Sciences (Living World) unit.
Students considered ways in which some birds have lost their food and shelter such as bushfires and drought.
Students worked in small groups to design bird feeders. The feeders had to be made from recycled materials and contain food that was suitable for the birds they would like in their garden.
We hope to make some of their designs next week.
K/1W was very fortunate to have a coding lesson with Mrs Harris using an app called Scratch Jnr. Students created coding sentences to build short animations.
Canteen Red Day
“Spring into Spring”
Monday 2nd November 2020
Over counter service at First Break
NO PRE-ORDERS – cash on the day only
Available until sold out!!
Mini Iced Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Variety of Lollies
20c - $1.50
2 Volunteers needed on the day - please contact the office
We have changed to our summer menu for Term 4, so please keep an eye out for changes to some items and prices.
We currently have a supply shortage of girls summer dresses. If anyone has a spare or too small dress to donate it would be greatly appreciated.
If you have finished with any school uniform items that are still in good condition, and you have no friends or family to hand it down to, we ask that you consider donating to the uniform shop for our second hand supply rather to local charity shops. Donations can be dropped into the office at any time.
Uniform Shop Trading During Term
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.
ICAS Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the following students who took part in the ICAS Spelling Bee:
Stephen Watson, Noah Beardmore, Chloe Reynolds, Charli Sillis, Lachlan Stein, Calawyn Tariau, Claudia Maple-Brown, Callum Muldrew, Christopher Watson, Thomas Watson, William Stein, Lexie Maple-Brown, Willa Reynolds, Carter Beardmore.
A special mention to:
Credit: Om Patel and Majd Kdady
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the ICAS Maths Competition:
Emma Seaman, Callum Muldrew, Claudi Maple-Brown, Tiana Knap, Calawyn Tariau, Chloe Reynolds, Noah Beardmore, Carter Beardmore.
Excellent work from the following students who did very well on the test.
Distinction: Thomas Watson (Top 6% percent of participants in Australia)
Credit: Amelie Webber, Christopher Watson, Aleesha Storrier, Lachlan Stein, Stephen Watson, William Stein, Majd Kaddy, Willa Reynolds, Om Patel
Merit: Lexie Maple-Brown
If you have an older student attending Trinity Catholic College next year you are entitled to a 50% sibling discount on the CE Primary Tuition Fee charged at Ss Peter & Paul’s.
To be eligible for the discount you are required to let the school office know.
Please email Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emoji wallet is a great way for students to practice using money in shops and counting change. A perfect time in the lead up to Christmas.
"Having trouble getting your child to school?"
You can contact us here at school office on email@example.com.
There are also local support services available at Goulburn Family Support Service.
Goulburn Family Support Service in Goldsmith Street is a FREE service.
Busting through anxiety, overwhelm and difficult feelings.
Does your child struggle with chronic worry or anxiety?
In this 8 week program your child will begin to learn new tools to understand and get in control of their anxious thoughts and emotions.
Throughout the 8 weeks we will be focusing on vital skills including
- optimistic thinking
- resilience building
- personal character strengths
- emotional regulation and literacy
- social skills
This is an 8 week group program for 8-12yr old children that will run on Tuesday afternoons 4.30pm-5.30pm from 20/10/20-8/12/20. $200 for the program (payment plans available).
Please message if you would like to book your child in as there are limited spots available.