Term 2 Week 4
MONDAY 20TH MAY
· Canteen Red Day
· 1st Holy Communion lessons
4-5pm St Brigids
TUESDAY 21ST MAY
· Stage 2 Mass (Chapel)
WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY
· Kindy Readiness Program
· National Simultaneous Storytime 11am
SATURDAY 25TH MAY
· 6pm Mass for 1st Holy Communion lessons
SUNDAY 26TH MAY
· 10am Mass 1st Holy Communion lessons
Term 2 Week 5
MONDAY 27TH MAY
· 1ST Communion Lesson 4-5pm St Brigids
TUESDAY 28TH MAY
· Stage 1 Liturgy (Chapel)
FRIDAY 31ST MAY
· Mackillop Touch Trials
· Publication and Performance Assembly 2:45pm
SATURDAY 1ST JUNE
· 6pm Mass 1st Holy Communion lessons
SUNDAY 2ND JUNE
· 10am Mass 1st Holy Communion lessons
Best wishes to all the soccer teams for a great season that has begun. There has been a great response this year. Special thanks to those who have stepped up to coach and manage teams. My thanks to Michelle Randall for all the great work she has done to organise the teams and I encourage you to help in any way you can.
We are holding a Spellathon fundraiser this year that we hope you will support. The money raised from this and our pie drive will help pay for the new Chrome Books in the library.
These computers are a great help to students who have been doing NAPLAN online this week. Mr Haigh is also using them for activities in the library including STEM, research, testing and online typing courses.
As part of our Spellathon we will be holding a house Spelling Bee competition to find the school’s best speller. It should be a fun event and is to be held on Friday 14th June at 12.30pm. Please come along to watch. You would be most welcome.
I will be away next Tuesday 21st May till Friday 24th May attending the NSW Association of Catholic Schools Principals conference in Sydney. Mr Haigh will be in charge during my absence.
Kindergarten 2019-READY–SET-GO– PROGRAM
We have had lots of interest in our Kindergarten readiness program. Our next session will be held on 22nd May and will be about –Counting, Shapes, and Colours. It is from 2.10pm -3.10pm
Thank you for your support of our Book Fair. We raised over a $1100 to buy more books for our library. It is great that you are supporting a love of reading in your children.
The article below again reinforces how much reading can help your child’s learning.
“Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found.
This “million word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, lead author of the study and assistant professor of educational studies at The Ohio State University.
Even kids who are read only one book a day will hear about 290,000 more words by age 5 than those who don’t regularly read books with a parent or caregiver.
“Kids who hear more vocabulary words are going to be better prepared to see those words in print when they enter school,”
“They are likely to pick up reading skills more quickly and easily.”
Here is how many words kids would have heard by the time they were 5 years old: Never read to, 4,662 words; 1-2 times per week, 63,570 words; 3-5 times per week, 169,520 words; daily, 296,660 words; and five books a day, 1,483,300 words.
“The word gap of more than 1 million words between children raised in a literacy-rich environment and those who were never read to is striking..
The words kids hear in books are going to be much more complex, difficult words than they hear just talking to their parents and others in the home,”
For instance, a children’s book may be about penguins in Antarctica – introducing words and concepts that are unlikely to come up in everyday conversation.
The words kids hear from books may have special importance in learning to read.
MOTHER’S DAY STALL
Thank you to 5/6M for running the Mother’s Day Stalls. We made a profit of $265. This money helped support the Year 6 Camp.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (EUCHARIST)
Students will continue Preparation classes on Monday 20th May at St Brigid’s. 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 22nd June at 5pm or Sunday 23rd June at 10am. Please keep these students in your prayers.
National Sorry Day – Sunday 26th May
National Sorry Day is when we remember all the children of the Stolen Generations. They are the children of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were taken from their families, their land and their culture. Our school will recognise and show our support for the Stolen Generations during the normal Friday assembly, in the school hall, on Friday 24th May at 2.45pm. Parents and carers are invited to attend.
MARY QUEEN OF APOSTLES PARISH NEWS
Clergy: Fr D McDermott Parish Priest,
Fr Lolesio Gisa Assistant Priest
Secretary: Sharon Cashman
Parish Office: 36 Verner St, PO Box 11,
Goulburn NSW 2580
Office hours: 8:30am to 12:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: 02 6239 9863 Fax: 4822 5398
e-mail: email@example.com or
The Goulburn Mission Mass Times:
Sts Peter & Paul’s: Saturday 6.00pm
5:00pm (Winter May-Aug) Sunday 10.00am
Our Lady of Fatima: Sunday 7.00am
Taralga: Saturday 6.00pm (Sept-May)
5.00pm (Winter June-Aug.)
St Patrick’s, Marulan: 8.00am (2nd/4th Sunday month)
St Joseph’s, Tarago: 8.00am (3rd Sunday Month)
Crookwell: Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am
Binda: Sunday 10.30am
As you can see we are now using a new format for our newsletter, as of week 5 we will no longer be printing hard copies of the newsletter.
You will be able to view the newsletter via the app and it will be emailed out to you. Please ensure the school has your current email address.
If you have any questions regarding the newsletter please email Stacey on Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our School Book Fair. We were able to keep $1176 worth of books as a reward for hosting the fair. These books will go in our library once they are catalogued and covered. A special thank you to Gemma Loberg, Georgie Lynn, Anna Gill, Danielle Haigh, Shannon Smith and Sarah Pollard for their help with running the fair.
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that have assisted so far with covering Library books, we appreciate it.
Please have a good look at home for any overdue Library Books. There are 180 books still at home. If you cannot find them, just write a quick note to me and I will remove the books from previous years off your child's record. Any books that are missing from this year will require a donation to the Library to replace the missing book. I don't want students to stop borrowing because of the fear that they will lose the books. It is a good life skill for students to meet deadlines and take responsibility for borrowed items. I will be looking at a way (this year) of identifying the date the books are due back in the front cover.
We have purchased 3 new book shelves for our Junior Fiction section. This will greatly improve the visual display of books.
Individual Sport Trials
Term 2 Trial Dates:
7/6 Rugby Union, Lyneham (Nominations close 31/5)
28/6 Softball, Milperra (Nominations close 28/5)
- Parents complete an online Expression of Interest
- On the day of or the following day a spreadsheet will be sent through to the school’s Sports Coordinator with the students’ names that have nominated to trial.
- The Sports Coordinator will make a recommendation on whether or not the nominated student is of a high enough standard to trial.
- Once the student has been accepted to trial they are to pay the levy via our Team App: https://www.teamapp.com/ (Archdiocese of C and G Sport)
- NO PAYMENT NO PARTICIPATION
Change Of Dates
Please note that we have unfortunately had to change our Athletics Carnival and Northern Region Athletic Carnival dates. The new dates are:
SPP Athletics Carnival – Friday 7th June
Northern Region Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 19th June
Northern Region Cross Country Results
Lexie Maple-Brown 6th 9yrs
Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset 2nd 10yrs
Elsie Apps 1st 11yrs
Emma Seaman 3rd 11yrs
Ryan Cachia 2nd 11yrs
Molly Baxter 4th 12yrs
Alexander Skeffington 4th 12yrs
Congratulations to all our runners! The above students will represent the Northern Region at the Archdiocesan Carnival in Canberra later this term.
Under 11s Girls
Legends Shield Rugby League
Three SPP teams participated in the Rugby League (Tackle) Gala Day in Goulburn last week. Our thanks to Jeremy Small and Scott Ferris for giving up their time to coach the Year 5/6 teams. All the children had a fun day and enjoyed playing and improving their skills.
We had a number of students that attended winter trials last week for Rugby League (Harry Pagett), Soccer (Chloe Holmes & Aimon Payne) and Hockey (Zai Gibson). The students involved were representing the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese and from all reports had a busy but enjoyable day. Congratulations to Zali Gibson who was selected in the MacKillop Hockey team to attend the NSWPSSA Hockey Championships later this year. This is the second year in a row that Zali has been selected!
Our 2019 season is well and truly underway ! We have 110 players registered across 13 teams.
In the coming weeks, some of our teams will display our new 2019 jerseys that we have sourced locally from Evolution Trophies. We look forward to seeing them out at Cookbundoon.
In 2019, we have 4 amazing sponsors for our soccer club and we thank them for their kind donation to assist in our jersey renewal program. Thank you to the Anderson family – Trappers Bakery , the Barber family – BelleView Developments, the Booth family – Goulburn Kitchens, and the Cunningham family – Bryants Bakery & Café. Please support these local businesses who support us !
We are also taking orders for our SPPFC jumper. Orders can be placed via the school office. Please enclose the $50 in an envelope with the name of the person being ordered for and the size of the jumper required. Sizes run from a Child Size 6 through to an Adults 5XL.
It is important that students follow our school uniform policy and procedures. We believe that by wearing their uniform correctly and with pride, students will carry this over into other aspects of their lives.
Lately we have had a number of students wearing incorrect Sport's Socks. They must wear blue ankle socks or blue football socks with maroon stripes.
- Long hair should be tied back using ribbons and bands in school colours only. It should not cover the students face.
- Hair needs to be of natural colour, with no dyes, rinses and/or tips
- Any hair ribbons must be in school colours, navy or maroon
- Extreme hairstyles are not permitted
- A watch, small pair of stud earrings are permitted. Religious medals are allowed if they are worn under the uniform
- Bangles, bands, bracelets and rings are not to be worn
- Small signet rings are acceptable
- The children should be consistently encouraged to wear their uniform with pride
- Shirts must be tucked in at all times
- Shoes should be polished regularly
- Nail polish and make up are not permitted
Thank you for your support
Red Day orders have now closed. Red Day will be held on Monday the 20th May.
I am still looking for helpers so that we are able to run our Tummy Warmers, I have Tuesday and Wednesday mornings covered I just need someone for Thursday morning please, if we are unable to fill Thursday morning we will not be able to offer Tummy Warmers this term.
0417 688 472
Our friends at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have been generous enough to provide our school with funding to buy resources to teach Financial Literacy Units from their MoneySmart website. 5/6B have loved learning more about money, budgeting and profits, while using hands on materials to make connections with money in the real world.
Thank you so much for supporting the teaching of financial literacy in term one. If you’re able to assist further by donating any unwanted plastic fruit and vegetables, please have them sent to Mr Brown or the front office. With these, we will be able to more effectively teach measurement, weight and financial skills with our scales provided by ASIC.
Woolworths Earn and Learn promotion is on again! This is a great way you can support our school. Please collect your stickers and place them in the Ss Peter and Paul's box outside Woolworths or send them into the front office.
16th May Emily Robinson
16th May Ryan Cachia
18th May Aileen Mudassar
18th May Nathan Drakakis
19th May Willa Reynolds
22nd May Oscar Martin
24th May Cooper Papp
25th May Kyah Gill
27th May Aimon Payne
Congratulations to Matilda Ratcliff our Values Certificate recipient for Excellence (Always be your best and do your best) in Week 1.
The focus in Weeks 2 - 5 is Resilience (Always be your best and do your best). Students will focus on “Bouncing back” when things get tough or don’t go their way.
Above and Beyond
Congratulations to Nathan and Rebecca Chamberlain for the birth of their beautiful baby boy Will, a brother to Molly and Ryan.
F45 Training Goulburn is bringing new fitness classes for teens. F45 Prodigy is designed to get 11-17 year olds running, rowing, lifting and jumping while improving focus, concentration and self-esteem. Classes run Monday to Friday 4pm. 1 week free pass now available register at www.f45training.com.au/goulburn/prodigy/trial or call us for more information 0481 598 888.