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Term 2 - Winter Uniform
Week 5 - Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May - NAPLAN
Friday 21 - No Canteen at School (Pre-ordered Pizza at Athletics Carnival ONLY)
- 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 in the Library
- 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
Week 8 - Monday 7 June - Friday 11 June
- NRL League Tag (postponed from 4/5/21)
- Stage 1 Liturgy, 10am in the Chapel
- Kinder Readiness Program 'Craft', 2:10pm in the Library
- K-2 Cricket Sessions
- Year 5 & 6 'Pizza and Planets' Evening
- NR Athletics
- 1/2SA Performance Assembly 'Compassion', 2:20pm in the Hall
Week 9 - Monday 14 June - Friday 18 June
Monday 14 - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY
- Stage 2 Excursion
- Parent COMPASS Information Session, 2-4pm in the Library
- Parent COMPASS Information Session, 2-4pm in the Library
Week 10 - Monday 21 June - Friday 25 JuneMonday 21
- Netball Gala Day
- Keyboard Concert, 2:20pm in the Hall
Friday 25 - LAST DAY TERM 2
- SPP Feast Day Celebration, 10am
- Kinder Performance Assemble 'Service', 2:20pm in the Hall
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 26 JUNE - 12 JULY
TUESDAY 13 JULY START TERM 3
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.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENT 2022
- If you still have to complete and enrolment for your children's sibling for Kindergarten in 2022, please go to the school website and complete the online enrolment form ASAP. Please also contact the office to arrange an interview time.
- Our Kinder Readiness program is currently running each fortnight in term 2 & 3 for any child preparing for kindergarten in 2022. Children are welcome to come along regardless of which primary school they will be attending.
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. This term students will have the chance to pre-order pizza to eat at 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. Pizza orders are due no later than tomorrow Friday the 21st of May.
We are hoping for nice weather for our Athletics carnival tomorrow. Special thanks as always to Mrs McCarthy for her wonderful organisation of the event. Good luck to all Sport Houses.Thanks to all who supported the pie drive. It raised over $2500! This money is going towards upgrading the sound system and projector in our school hall.
Please see the PDF attachment below from the Catholic Education Office outlining the report outcomes from our registration review last term.A correction to the last newsletter. Miss Eryn McTernan has taken on one of our Learning Support Assistant roles. We welcome her to our school community.
Interesting article for parents to think about - 'The power of the shrug!!!'
“The secret to having resilient, confident and optimistic children is to teach your kids to shrug!"
Some things can’t be ignored. Don’t get me wrong. Kids cannot and should not ignore all negative comments directed at them. There are times when they need to stand up and be counted. They don’t need to be aggressive about it, but they do need to be assertive from time to time. Sticking up for a friend, rescuing someone who is being taunted or even looking out for a sibling’s best interests at school are times when children need to assert themselves rather than shrugging off a problem.
Kids practise on their siblings. Socially savvy kids know that some of the negative peer comments directed at them need to be ignored. However, this is quite a skill. Ignoring comments and choosing your arguments is something many kids learn in their battles with siblings. Those noisy sibling skirmishes that annoy the hell out of parents actually toughen kids up for the less-than-pleasant social interactions that take place in the schoolyard.
So, if you have a sensitive child who wears his or her heart on their sleeve, or a child who reacts impulsively to both taunts and witticisms alike, you may wish to introduce the art of shrugging into their repertoire of responses.
How to create a good shrug
Kids can practise shrugging in front of the mirror so that they can see what a good shrug looks like. There are 4 ingredients:
- A ‘whatever’ look.
- A shrug of the shoulders.
- A simple, non-combative, non-sarcastic line such as ‘You may be right’, ‘Whatever’ or ‘I hadn’t thought of that’.
- A final breaking of eye contact that indicates that they are in control.
A word of warning If you teach your kids to shrug, you need to be prepared for them to use this shrugging technique against you when you direct some criticism or constructive feedback their way. If they do, you’ll find out how damn infuriating nonchalance (even when it’s fake) can be. Oh, and you’ll be seeing a child or young person who is exercising a degree of personal power that, when used smartly, will increase their overall social effectiveness.
This week, we prepare for the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, he told his followers to wait for the Holy Spirit. The spirit would bring them understanding, unity, love, and wisdom. This coming Sunday is the feast of Pentecost. On this day we remember the day when the power of the Holy Spirit was given to the apostles in Jerusalem.
To mark the feast of Pentecost, our Years Five and Six students will run our Pentecost Liturgy at 10:00am in the school hall on Tuesday, May 25th. We warmly welcome any parents and carers of these students to attend the liturgy and kindly remind you to use our Covid QR-Code to check-in.
From next week, we look forward to beginning the organization of Ss Peter and Paul's Feast Day, to be held on Friday, June 25th, the last day of term.
The Legends Shield League Tag is now on Monday 7 June
Northern Region Cross Country Results
Five SPP students have progressed through to the Archdiocesan Cross Country on the 25th May in Canberra.
Molly Dillon - 1st 9yrs
Charlize Arnold - 6th 10yrs
Jaxon Anthony - 4th 10yrs
Lexie Maple-Brown - 2nd 11yrs
Bronte Blackwell-Thomasett - 2nd 12yrs
NR 9 yrs Age Champion: Molly Dillon
10 yr Boys
12 yr Girls
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.
We are heading towards Round 4 this weekend - and SPPFC are having a ball!
It is great to see our players and their supporters living our fun, friendship and football mantra in 2021. The smiles from our players are infectious and it is amazing to see parents and carers beaming with pride on the sidelines.
This season we have 122 players in 12 teams - an increase on numbers from previous years. A big thank you to super coaches and highly-organised managers for supporting us to have these numbers - we couldn't do it without you!
Round 1 merchandise is on its' way - we will be sending home payment details this week. Round 2 merchandise orders will open shortly - a great opportunity to get a hoodie and beanie for those chilly Cookbundoon mornings.
We couldn't be on the field this season without our gold sponsor McDonalds Goulburn North and bronze sponsor Outdoor Designs by Dally - thank you for your amazing support of our club.
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.
Our order for size 6 boys grey pants is delayed due to our supplier being in lockdown. We don't have an estimated date of arrival so if you need pants please shop locally at places like Target and Best & Less. Please also let us know if you wish to cancel your pants order and keep the amount as a credit with the uniform shop.
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
In 5/6A we have been learning about Earth and the solar system. We explored conservation of angular momentum and how this is a process of spinning and contraction. The solar system was formed by conservation of angular momentum, which we replicated in an experiment by creating miniature tornados in a jar.
We use lots of dice, cards, counters, cubes and spend lots of time pushing ourselves into the challenge zone, as we know that's where most of our learning happens.
We love playing math games and we especially love when Mrs Harris sings the 'Math Song'.
Now that we can meet again, the Japan Goulburn Friendship Club will have its first meeting for 2021 this Friday night, May 21st in the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Civi Centre, starting at 5:30pm.
The club aims to promote Japanese culture to all students in the local area.
This Friday we will be watching anime, learning basic greetings and playing Japanese games.
There is NO cost. The Club is sponsored by Goulburn Mulwaree Council as part of the Goulburn-Shibetsu Sister City Relationship.