Thursday 26 November- SCC Meeting 7pm
Friday 27 November- K-2 Swimming
- Book Club Orders close
Monday 30 November- School Leaders 2021 Announced via live Zoom assembly
Wednesday 2 December- Canteen Red Day orders close (midnight)
Friday 4 December- K-2 Swimming
Monday 7 December- Canteen Red Day - "Pizza!"
Tuesday 8 December - Year 6 Graduation Mass @ Cathedral 10am
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
In 2021 Mrs Seaman will be taking 12 months leave from her role as Religious Education Co-ordinator. She will continue in her role as Learning Support teacher. I am pleased to announce that Mr Brad Brown will be the Acting Religious Co-ordinator in 2021 and part of the school executive. He will still be on a class 3 days a week.
Mrs Trudy Hunt and Mrs Sasha Salmon are returning part time after their maternity leave. All current staff will be retained in 2021. I am still working on their responsibilities in 2021.
Thanks for all the responses we received about student preferences for class friends in 2021. I did discuss these options with students and in some cases we have put down an extra person in their preferences. This allows our ClassCreator computer software to have more options. On Tuesday 15th December students will find out their class for 2021 and will get a note to take home with the staffing arrangements & their class list for 2021. We will be having two Kindergartens , three 1/2 classes, three 3/4 classes and three 5/6 classes.This allows even class size numbers and was part of the arrangement for Catholic Education to fund us going from 10 to 11 classes in 2021.
Year 6 Camp
From all reports the students had a wonderful time at camp and were well behaved. We were very lucky to fit the camp in this year. My thanks to Mr Wigg for his organisation and attendance at the camp and to Miss Atkinson and Mr Moss for also being away from family and attending the camp.
I sincerely thank those students who put themselves forward to be selected as School Captain & Vice Captain. It is not easy to be scrutinised and speak in public about your character. All who did were very brave. The students have voted, and staff will discuss their choices.
The School and Vice-Captain will be announced at Monday Afternoon Assembly 30th November -2.30pm. A zoom link will be sent out for parents to watch.
Students then can renominate for the role of Sports House Captains chosen by their team. This will happen on Tuesday 1st December and be announced at the following Monday afternoon assembly.
We have decided not to have a Year Book for 2020 as most events that are in the Year Book are cancelled this year. Year 6 are working on a small publication to celebrate their completion of Primary School.
The school day at Ss Peter and Pauls runs from 9.20am (lessons begin) until 3.20pm (lessons finish). Children who arrive late or leave early regularly miss out on a lot of time when it is added up over the term or year. There is also disruption to the class when there are late arrivals and early departures. While we understand that appointments may necessitate this, leaving early because it is convenient can be very disruptive to a child's education. Below is some information about the impact on children of regularly missing school:
How many days has your child missed this semester (half a year)...
0 –6 days: This is within normal range. A child with this attendance rate is able to take full advantage of the teaching and learning opportunities available to them.
7 – 10 days: This attendance rate is below average. A child with this attendance rate could miss over one year of schooling between Transition and year 10.
11 –20 days: This is a poor attendance rate. A child with this attendance rate could miss out on up to two years of schooling between Transition and year 10.
20+ days: This is a very poor attendance rate. A child with this attendance rate could miss over two and a half years of schooling between Transition and year 10.
Latecomers & early leavers: A student who comes fifteen minutes late for school every day or regularly leaves early is missing more than you think. 15 minutes per day adds to 1 hour 15 per week. If we take this out of the Numeracy block where classes generally teach five hours per week, by the end of the year the students have nearly missed one terms worth of Maths. The same applies if we consider this as a literacy block where classes generally have ten hours per week. The percentage is halved but it still adds up to a student missing nearly half a term of literacy.
Arriving late or leaving early adds up quickly... can your child afford to lose this?
- Book Club orders are due by tomorrow Friday 27 November
- 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
On Tuesday 1st December Stage 2 students will lead a whole school Liturgy to celebrate the beginning of Advent. The Liturgy will be held in the school hall, beginning at 10am. Unfortunately, parents and carers are not able to attend due to COVID restrictions.
Advent derives from the Latin word “Adventus” which means “arrival”. It is a time of waiting for the arrival of Christmas and the coming of Jesus to earth. The Church year begins with Advent Sunday. At the end of Advent is Jesus’ birthday, Christmas Day.
During Advent Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the arrival of God into the world through the birth of his son Jesus Christ. Advent is the time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness.
Year 6 Farewell Mass
The Year 6 Graduation Mass will be held at Ss Peter and Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 8th December at 10am. Please return the note with the name and phone number of guests attending for the COVID register.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
As many families prepare to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones, please spare a thought for those people who are in need this Christmas. During weeks 8 & 9 we will be collecting non-perishable food items (see the list below) to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
Our wonderful Year 6 Mini Vinnie’s team will collect items from the classroom each morning.
Thank you for your generosity, you are giving the gift of hope and love this Christmas
Christmas & January Mass Times 2020
The Goulburn Mission:
Goulburn, Crookwell, Taralga
Christmas Eve: 6pm Goulburn SPP
8pm Goulburn SPP
Christmas Day: 12 midnight SPP
8am Goulburn SPP
9am Goulburn OLOF
10am Goulburn SPP
Reconciliation (Confession) Times:
Thurs: 17/12 OLOF Glbn 8.30-10.30
Fri: 18/12 SPP Glbn 10-11.45
Sat: 19/12 Taralga 4.30-5.45
Sun: 20/12 Crookwell 10-11am
Tues: 22/12 OLOF Glbn 3-4.45pm
Masses December/ January:
Sat 26 Dec - NO Morning Mass (Weekend Masses as usual)
Tues 29, Wed 30 & Thurs 31 Dec - NO Morning Mass
Fri. 1st January - Mass 12 midday Goulburn SPP
Tues 5 Jan - Daily Mass as usual
House Meetings will be held on Friday in Week 8 to collect entries for next years swimming carnival. An entry form will be sent home with Stage 2 & 3 students to be returned before the meeting. Please discuss with your child the events and distances that they can confidently and safely complete. There are events to cater for all students from non-swimmers to advanced. In 2021, non-swimming events will be held in the shallow end of the 50m pool as the todlers pool is no longer available. Unfortunately, time constraints will limit the number of non-swimming races.
Due to the renovations at the pool, Year 1 and 2 students will not be joining us in 2021. There will also be some changes due to COVID restrictions based on the information we have now. This could change over the holiday period. More information explaining the changes will be sent home before the carnival.
Firstly – what an effort by our 13s in the Grand Final. It was amazing to be in the stands to watch this team take the field and play an extremely competitive game. The whole team should be incredibly proud of their efforts to get to the final match of the season. A big thank you to the 13s support crew – parents, extended families and super coaches Scott and Josh. You all should be deservedly proud of your young people.
With that, season 2020 comes to an end. It was great to get out on the field and see a return to community sport post COVID. 13 teams – across an age range of 4 to 13. We have so much to be proud of as a club. It was great to see so many smiling faces out playing on the field each week. Thank you to parents and extended family members who supported from afar and kept in line with COVID guidelines.
A huge thank you to McDonalds Goulburn North and Bryants for coming on board as sponsors this year. To the Poole and Cunningham families – please accept our thanks. New jerseys, game balls, kit bags, a player registration and a cool new logo are all thanks to you.
I know it sounds crazy but planning for 2021 is already underway. STFA are holding their AGM at the Workers Club 15/12/2020 for those who may like to play a larger role in the running of soccer in Goulburn.
As a club, we will also be calling for expressions of interest to assist with the running of our club in 2021. If you would like to assist with registrations, forming teams, creating team kits, fundraising – please get in touch with us via email@example.com . It would be great to have a group who could share the organisational load for 2021.
Please be advised that the Transport for NSW portal is now open for applications for 2021. Students applying for a bus pass for 2021 should apply at:
Students changing schools or address should update their details to ensure the 2021 bus pass will be issued with the correct details. Details can be updated at:
Ss Peter & Paul’s Primary School
Canteen Red Day - Monday 7th December 2020
Ham & Cheese Pizza
Orange Fruit Box
Apple Fruit Box
Mini Iced Cupcake
Please return the order form on a lunch bag with correct money OR order on the QKR app by Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
We have changed to our summer menu for Term 4, so please keep an eye out for changes to some items and prices.
Please note there is not a need for volunteers at this time.
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.
50% Sibling Discount
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.
Enrolments are open and courses are being updated daily with some exciting NEW courses being offered at TAFE NSW, Goulburn.
Please find below link that will take you directly to what we have on offer at Goulburn campus.
We also have Fee-Free JobTrainer courses available for school leavers job seekers with fee free* and low cost courses to develop new skills in sectors identified as economic growth areas.
If you have any questions regarding courses on offer or how to enrol please call the Customer Contact Centre on 131 601.
It's time for a BRAN NUE DAE!
To cap off NAIDOC week, Goulburn Film Group is bringing you a film to brighten us up and get us ready for s
Bran Nue Dae is a 2009 Australian musical come
dy-drama film directed by Rachel Perkins and written by Perkins and Reg Cribb. Starring Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo with Missy Higgins and Geoffrey Rush. A feature film adaptation of the 1990 stage musical Bran Nue Dae by Jimmy Chi, the film tells the story of the coming of age of an Aboriginal Australian teenager on a road trip in the late 1960s.
Sunday Afternoon 29 November at Lilac City Cinema Goulburn
(final time to be advised in the preceding week via email)
Select the ticket you are happy to pay for $10 or $15
Limited tickets to remain COVID safe.