- Dates For Your Diary
- Don't Forget...
- School Photos - Monday Week 4
- From the Principal
- Reporting - Semester 1 2021
- PDHPE Curriculum
- Pyjama Party Disco!
- Religious Education News
- Sporting News
- Classes of the Week... 3/4C & 1/2HB!
- Assemblies & Awards
- Save The Date...
- School News for Parents
- Trinity Catholic College
- Community News & Events
Term 2 - Winter Uniform
Week 4 - Monday 10 May - Friday 14 May - NAPLAN
- 2021 School Photos (final day for orders)
- Kinder Readiness Program 'Counting, Shapes & Colours', 2:10pm
- 5/6M Performance Assembly 'Excellence/Resillience', 2:20pm in the Hall
Week 5 - Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May -NAPLAN
- Canteen Red Day
- School Athletics Carnival
Week 6 - Monday 24 May - Friday 28 May
- 200 Years of Catholic Education Mass
- Stage 3 Pentecost Liturgy, 10am in the Chapel
- Kinder Readiness Program 'iPads & Computer Skills', 2:10pm
- 3/4C Performance Assembly 'Excellence/Resillience', 2:20pm in the Hall
- SCHOOL DISCO
Week 7 - Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June
- Stage 2 Liturgy, 10am in the Chapel
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 - First Holy Communion
- School photos will be taken next Monday 10 May (Week 4). Orders are able to be placed up until this day (sibling photo orders no later than Sunday 9 May).
- Please ensure students are in full WINTER uniform, including tie and the correct jumper
EARLY PICK UP INFORMATION
- First break (lunch) is from 11:30am to 12:10pm, and second break (afternoon tea) is from 1:40pm to 2:15pm. If you need to pick your child up from school early please try to do so outside of these times as it can be very difficult to find a student during break time in the playground.
- If you have a child to enrol in 2022, please go to the school website and complete the online enrolment form. Alternatively, contact the office if you would like to receive an enrolment pack.
- Our Kinder Readiness program returns in Week 2. Any child preparing for kindergarten in 2022 is welcome to come along regardless of which primary school they will be attending.
Please remember that students must be in full WINTER uniform, including tie and the correct jumper.
Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit order code:
PKM AYC 9XL
- Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day (Monday 10 May).
- If you wish to purchase a sibling photograph online, the order must be placed no later than the day before photography day (Sunday 9 May). Sibling photographs will only be taken if an order has been placed.
Should you have any queries concerning school photographs or online ordering, please contact us at www.advancedlife.com.au/contact.
My thanks to all who took the opportunity to have a discussion with your child’s teacher at interviews last week. I also thank you for your patience with using our online booking process. Like all things IT and involving passwords, sometimes it can be frustrating. Mr Wigg makes fun of my thousand post it notes to remember my passwords for those obscure ones I use rarely. I’m sure we all have systems of our own but if you are like me I wish they would all work the same as mine. Some want 6 letters, some 12 letters & variations on capital letters etc, so I understand your issues. Please persevere with all our online systems. The beauty of COMPASS is that all things will put under one umbrella & therefore you will only need one password to remember. If you have not touched base at all with your child’s teacher please try to do so. We value your interest and input into your child’s education.
One of our school improvement goals this year is about Religious Education. Through worked started by Mrs Seaman and being continued by Mr Brown and the staff, we are updating the units we are teaching in Religious Education. We are realistic in understanding that many of our students might not be Catholic or are Catholics who attend mass less often. Our Religious Education programme wants us to give our children greater understanding of why we have certain traditions and their relationship to our current lives. It encourages them to study the bible and understands its context, message and applications to our lives. Our Religious Education programme has been enhanced by the employment of our Youth Worker Gerard. He has lead Yrs 5 & 6 already in some retreat days. Last Friday Year 4 had a special retreat day on the Eucharist supporting those who are going to make their 1st Communion and giving their class mates a better understanding of why this sacrament is so important. We were very blessed to have students from Trinity Catholic College Youth Ministry Team to help run the day. Thanks to Gerard and the Trinity team for doing such a great job.
The NSW state government has given some extra funding to give students a boost who may have missed some learning due to the COVID lockdown. We will be using that funding to employ a new Classroom Assistant, Miss Bella Campbell, who will commence her role shortly. She will be working under Mrs Seaman’s direction on some our intervention programmes such as Mastery Maths, Minilit or Multlit and Reading tutor. Your child might be part of one of these programmes for a period of time. These children would be identified through our school testing programme as benefitting from some small group work because a concept might have slipped by them during remote learning. Our school returned fairly quickly to face to face learning and we don’t feel students lost a lot of learning time but we are always happy for some funding to give students extra targeted support.
Mrs Bool is on leave till the end of May for family reasons and we are working on a replacement. Mrs Yeo will be taking maternity leave in Terms 3 &4 and we hoped to have her replacement sorted shortly
Our teaching team has begun the process of creating each child’s Semester 1 2021 report.
In Semester 1:
For Kindergarten students:
- Achievement in each subject will be reported using a four-point scale (Well Above Expectations, Above Expectations, Meeting Expectations and Working Towards Expectations).
For Year 1 to Year 6 students:
- Academic grades for each subject using a five-point scale from A-E will be reported using the NSW Common Grade Scale.
For all students:
- Strand Achievement will be reported in English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, PDHPE and Creative Arts using a five-point scale (Excellent, High, Sound, Basic, Elementary).
- Engagement with Learning statements, which are taken directly from the Australian Curriculum, will provide specific information about your child’s Critical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility, using a three-point scale (Beginning, Developing, Consistently).
- Individual student comments will not be used in the Semester 1 Reports.
Dialogue is an important feature of reporting. The Semester Report in this format encourages parent engagement and conversation about student learning. We want the report to be the entry point for parent-teacher interviews and any conversations that take place between parents, carers and teachers. Where we can engage in genuine conversation about your child’s strengths, challenges, effort and areas for growth.
You are encouraged to reach out to the school to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns, questions or queries about your child’s academic and personal growth. Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School staff welcome the chance to work collaboratively with you in each child’s learning journey.
The new approach to Academic Reporting is a developing process. Further work will be undertaken in the coming months to determine how progress and achievement is best reported based on what we know to be important information about a student’s learning and progress.
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
During Term 2, Yr 3 & 4 classes cover the part of the curriculum dealing with the development of the body. It is done at an age appropriate level with students learning the correct terms for their body parts and an introduction to puberty. Students are reminded that our bodies are a gift from God and we should look after them. Students also cover important Child Protection Information. If you would like to know any more about the content covered please contact your child’s teacher.
The school P&F is excited to offer another disco this term for K-6 students on Friday the 28th May from 5.30pm-7pm. Students will have the chance to buy/order pizza before the event. It is important to complete and return the purchase order note to school, as we will not be offering students the chance to purchase pizza on the night. The note with payment information and pizza topping options will be going home this week. Whether paying by cash or QKR, please return this slip to school by no later than Friday the 21st of May.
PROJECT COMPASSION FUNDRAISING
We are pleased to announce that the school raised an awesome $780.45 for Project Compassion!!
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The Information Night for the First Holy Communion is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the hall at St Joseph's.
The following four session times will be confirmed at this meeting.
The program runs for five weeks and children and parents are expected to attend the Thursday night lesson and Saturday night Masses.
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place on the 5th and 6th of June.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday,
The Legends Shield League Tag is now on Monday 7 June
Cross Country Results
Congratulations to O'Brien who are this years Cross Country Champion House!
O'Brien House Captains Paige Kennedy & Jachob Payne receiving the Cross Country Shield
House Points Final Tally
- O’Brien (446)
- McAuley (359)
- Patrick (337)
- Blake (323)
Well done to Ruby and Bailey Harvey-Lynn who attended the Diocesan Touch trials in Canberra last Monday. Congratulations to Bailey who was selected in the Canberra Goulburn Diocesan team to attend the MacKillop trials later this month. Last Friday Bailey also attended the Rugby League MacKillop trials in Canberra. Bailey had a great day making the final Possibles v Probables game but unfortunately missed out on MacKillop selection. Well done Bailey and Ruby!
Canberra Goulburn Sport Trials
Registrations for the following NSW Primary Sports Canberra Goulburn Trials are now OPEN for students in Years 5 & 6:
Rugby Union - Monday 31st May (Nominations Close Monday 24th May)
Girl's Rugby 7's - Friday 23rd July - Straight to MacKillop Trials in Sydney
Please head to the Canberra Goulburn Sport Webpage for information regarding the trials and the link for registration.
1/2HB have been busy learning about poetry, making wrapping paper and our Mother Mary. This week, students used this information and these skills to prepare a gift and a poem of gratitude and appreciation.
1/2HB wishes all of our mothers, grandmothers, carers and anyone else who mothers a wonderful day this Sunday.
Our school Trivia Night will be held on Friday the 20th of August at the Goulburn Workers Club, 4 rounds of trivia followed by dancing and karaoke (Covid restrictions permitting).
Start getting your tables of 10 ready, tickets will go on sale the first week of Term 3. We will be having a wine raffle, a lucky door prize and silent auctions.
It is a fun night, we hope to see you there!
Please note, if you order a frozen product in your child's lunch order they will need to take the bag to Mrs Bennett in the canteen to collect it.
The next Canteen Red Day will be on Monday in Week 5.
Students must wear Winter Uniform in Term 2 & 3. ALL winter uniform items are now available to buy. There are also lots of pre-loved, budget-friendly items available to purchase.
The Uniform shop open time is on Tuesday mornings, 9-9:30am. Please come in at this time if you need to try uniforms on or wish to buy second-hand uniforms. All uniform orders on Qkr! will be filled at this time each week and sent home that day.
Looking for New Members
We are looking for new members for the School Community Council (SCC). The Council meets once or twice a term and provides advice and leadership in the areas of Catholic Identity and Faith, Leadership, Enrolment and Growth, Financial, Physical Resource and Academic Programs. We meet on a Thursday once or twice a term, please contact the office if you are interested.
A reminder all families of the parking rules at car line. Remember, when you are lined up on the road at pick up time you are only permitted to be stopped for 2 minutes. If the line is not moving, advice from NSW Police is that parents and carers should drive around the block until they are able to enter the school grounds.
Please also remember that student supervision at car line is until 3:45pm, so arriving around or after 3:30 will help to ease the congestion at this time. It is not essential that you are at car line before 3:20pm (school finish time).
SCHOOL COUNSELLOR SERVICE
This year school counselling will be available all day on Mondays. School counselling is offered to help students cope with stress, emotional and behavioural issues, mental health difficulties, and improve students' overall well-being. To engage with school counselling the online referral form will need to be filled out and this can be done on a mobile phone. If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to make contact with me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we head into the cooler months, it’s really important to keep eating fruit and veg to help support a healthy immune system and help fight off winter colds. See the Healthy Lunchbox website for more inspiration!