Term 2 - Winter Uniform
Week 10 - Monday 21 June - Friday 25 June
- Netball Gala Day, 8:15am at Carr Confoy Park Goulburn (notes have gone home to nominated students)
- Keyboard Concert, 2:20pm in the Hall
- K-2 Cricket Sessions (please wear sports uniform)
Friday 25 - LAST DAY TERM 2 - Semester 1 reports available on Compass
- SPP Feast Day Celebration, 10am
- Kinder Performance Assembly POSTPONED
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 26 JUNE - 12 JULY
TUESDAY 13 JULY START TERM 3
Uniform Shop Open MONDAY 12 JULY 9-10AM
Qkr orders can be picked up from the school office after 10am
Term 3 - Winter Uniform
Week 1 - Tuesday 13 July - Friday 16 July
Tuesday 13 - First Day Term 3
Week 2 - Monday 19 July - Friday 23 July
Wednesday 21 July
- Kinder Readiness Program, 2:10pm in the Library
Thursday 22 July
- Goulburn Touch Football Gala Day
- P&F Meeting, 6:00pm
Friday 23 July
- Kinder Performance Assembly 'Hospitality', 2:20pm in the Hall
Week 3 - Monday 26 July - Friday 30 July
Tuesday 27 July
- Stage 3 Mass, 10am
Thursday 29 July
- SCC Meeting, 7:00pm
Thank you to all who supported our school walkathon. It was a fantastic effort by all involved, especially our parent helpers. We are well on our way to reaching our goal for an upgrade to our hall sound system. We have ordered the new equipment and await its arrival. Students have started rehearsals for our School Musical “Superkids” in Term 3 so we will have a great opportunity to put all the new gear to work. We will announce the winners of the Walkathon competition after our Ss Peter and Paul’s Feast Day Mass on the last day of term.
I am pleased to announce that Mrs Angela Ashley-Jones will be looking after 3/4Y from the beginning of Term 3 while Mrs Yeo is on maternity leave. We give Mrs Yeo and her husband our best wishes and prayers for the safe arrival of their first child. I am sure you will welcome Mrs Ashley-Jones to our school community.
At this stage we almost have 50 students for Kindergarten in 2022. I am still waiting on a few siblings to hand in their forms (hint hint). We will be looking at 2 classes in 2022 and I will be asking for head office to have us move from 11 to a total of 12 classes. We are of course still taking enrolments and I want to thank families for the part they play in promoting our school. New families often mention the positive messages they receive from current parents as their reason for choosing our school, so keep up the good work. My special thanks to Mrs Kain, our office manager, who is often the first point of contact for new families and she does a wonderful job. An important item that is discussed at every School Community Council meeting are enrolments and the Council is very pleased to see the upward trend. Currently we have 255 students and I predict we will have at least 270 in 2022.
Your child’s semester 1 report will be online. There will be no comments. Parents are encouraged to make appointment with your child’s teacher next term if you wish to discuss your child’s progress.
A reminder that from the end of this week (week 9) the SZAPP will be turned off and Compass will be our primary communication tool. Mr Wigg is always happy to help if you need some support with understanding how to use Compass.
This is our last newsletter for Term 2. I hope all have a safe and happy holiday.
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.
CAR LINE PARKING RULES
- 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).
KINDER READINESS PROGRAM
- Our Kinder Readiness program will continue to run each fortnight in term 3 for any child preparing for kindergarten in 2022. Children are welcome to come along regardless of which primary school they will be attending.
CALLING ALL SPORTING, MUSIC, MOVIE, HISTORY & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE EXPERTS!!!!
OUR SCHOOL TRIVIA NIGHT IS HAPPENING IN TERM 3!
This is always a fun, social fundraising event just for adults, and consists of 4 rounds of trivia followed by dancing and karaoke (Covid restrictions permitting).
Tickets will be on sale from the first week of Term 3!!!
Organise a table of 10 with old and new friends, or buy individual tickets and meet other parents looking for a great night out.
Have a look at the Trivia Night event page on Facebook to see some of the prizes that have been generously donated for the annual silent auction. As always there will be a lucky door prize, as well as a wine raffle. All fundraising will go toward the upgrade of the school hall sound system.
WHEN- Friday 20 August
WHERE- Goulburn Workers Club
COST- $350 for a table of 10 or $35 per ticket
If you've been to one of our trivia night in previous years you will know it's always a fun night with plenty of entertainment. If you're new to the school or haven't had the chance to come along, this is a great opportunity to get to know other parents in a friendly and relaxed space. So get your tables organised and we look forward to seeing you there!
The community of Ss Peter and Paul’s would like to congratulate all of the students who made their First Holy Communion on the 5th and 6th of June. Fr Joshy was very pleased with all of the candidates and gave them the challenge to ‘go forward and set the world on fire with love!’
Netball NSW Schools Cup
Goulburn & District Netball Association are seeking parent volunteers to assist with canteen duties at the Primary Schools Cup on Tuesday 22 June. Shifts can be for the entire day (8am-3pm), or for a couple of hours if that is all you have available.
Please contact GDNA Junior Coordinator at GDNA.firstname.lastname@example.org to advise of your availability or for more information. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Northern Region Athletics
32 students represented SPP at the NR Athletics Carnival in Goulburn last Friday. The cold weather did not deter the children who performed well across both track and field events.
The winning school for the NR Athletics was Ss Peter and Paul's!
It was a very close competition.
- SPP - 87
- St Mary's and Braidwood - 73
- Yass - 66
- Joeys- 58
- St Gregs - 48
SPP Student's Results
- Alizah Biles - 3rd 8yrs 100m
- Edeva Shannon - 4th 8yrs 100m
- Harmony Payn - 4th 9yrs 100m
- Lexie Maple-Brown - 2nd 11yrs 100m, 1st 200m, 2nd long jump, 1st shot-put & 1st Discus
- Bronte Blackwell-Thomasett - 2nd 12yrs 100m
- Charlize Arnold - 3rd 8-10yrs shot-put & 3rd Discus
- Lara Booth - 2nd 11yrs shot-put
- Charli Sillis - 1st 12yrs shot-put
- Patrick Turner - 1st 10yrs 100m, 1st 8-10yrs 200m, 3rd shot-put & 1st Discus
- Austin Cosgrove - 4th 8yrs 100m
- Will Robinson - 4th 9yrs 100m
- Aaron Morris - 1st 11yrs 100m, 1st 200m, 1st long jump, 1st shot-put & 1st Discus
- Noah Beardmore - 3rd 12yrs 100m & 3rd high jump
- Isaac Mills - 1st 12yrs shot-put & 1st Discus
- Will Turner - 2nd 12yrs Discus
- Senior Girls Relay (Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset, Emily Robinson, Charli Sillis & Lexie Maple-Brown) - 3rd
- Junior Boys Relay (Tyler Toparis, Will Campbell, Jaxon Anthony & Patrick Turner) - 2nd
- Senior Boys Relay (Bailey Harvey-Lynn, Isaac Mills, Noah Beardmore & Aaron Morris) - 1st
Junior Boys - Patrick Turner
11yr Boys - Aaron Morris
11yr Girls - Lexie Maple-Brown
Alizah Biles, Edeva Shannon, Harmony Payn, Lexie Maple-Brown, Bronte Blackwell-Thomasett, Lara Booth, Charli Sillis, Patrick Turner, Austin Cosgrove, Will Robinson, Aaron Morris, Noah Beardmore, Tyler Toparis, Will Campbell, Jaxon Anthony, Bailey Harvey-Lynn, Isaac Mills & Will Turner.
NRL League Tag
Five SPP teams participated in the Legends NRL League Tag Gala day in Goulburn last week. Thank you to Lindley Price and Mr Collinge for your coaching expertise.
NSWCPS Cross Country
Congratulations Jaxon Anthony, 59th at Eastern Creek and a PB of 9:16.
Canteen Tummy Warmers
Tummy Warmers is a service that the canteen provides each winter, selling toast and hot chocolate to students 2 mornings each week.
In term 3 Mrs Bennett will run Tummy warmers on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30 - 9:00 am.
The cost is $1 for 1 x toast and a hot chocolate.
If you are able to help in the canteen at this time please contact the office.
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.
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
With the school holidays around the corner, the team at Healthy Lunch Box are running a campaign promoting the Healthy Holidays Guide. The guide is full of ideas and activities to keep the kids entertained and get them cooking, crafting and moving over the school holidays!
The guide includes:
- Calendar of activities that can be downloaded
- Fun videos for kids to get creative in the kitchen including ‘make your own pizza face’
- Craft ideas such as design a menu and ‘create your own café’
- Activities to keep the kids moving throughout the holidays
- Special discount code to use in our Cancer Council NSW stores
For more information visit: https://healthylunchbox.com.au/blog/healthy-holidays-guide/
The Earth’s resources
In 1/2SA we have been learning about the Earth’s place in space, the moon phases and now we are looking at the resources that are important here on Earth.
“The most important resource is the atmosphere”, (says Elsie, Ava, Astrid, CJ, Matilda, Noah and Charlie).
“If we didn’t have the atmosphere, the sky would look black and we wouldn’t be able to hear” (said Izabella and Miah)
“The atmosphere protects the Earth from meteors, and the sun’s harmful rays.” (Said Noah and Sonia)
“Without the atmosphere we would have no plants to grow”(said Sonia )
“Water is another important resource on Earth.” Said Henry.
“If we didn’t have the atmosphere some animals wouldn’t be alive.” Said Gracie
“The atmosphere is made from different types of gases 6 or 7 different types I think” said Astrid.
“If we didn’t have O2 then we couldn’t breathe” said Izabella and Elsie.
“If we didn’t have gravity we would float.”said Dylan
“Without the atmosphere our planet would not be the same. Nothing could live here.” Said Scarlett.
“Another of Earth’s important resources is soil. If we didn’t have soil, nothing could grow.” Said Loc
“Ozone is in the atmosphere.” Said Charlie
“The atmosphere makes the Earth look blue.” Said Dakota
“Rivers and lakes are important in the water cycle. I have a good book about the Earth and space”. Said Wyatt.
“Rocks are an important resource on the EARTH.”Said Hamish.
“”Soil is dirt.”
The most important thing we learned in 1/2SA is that without the atmosphere, water or soil, then we would be dead!
We looked at our school and examined the soil and decided what is good soil and what is poor soil.
We took some photos to share.
We learned that the Aboriginal people were farmers and understood how to use the resources to produce foods without causing too much harm to the environment. We hope to protect the Earth's natural resources for future generations.
Our trip to Questacon - recount by 3/4H
'Yesterday all of 3/4 went on a bus to Canberra to go to Questacon. It was fun!' - Hallie
'We had to be at school at 8.45am. We all got on the bus and sat there for an hour, but it was nice' - Jaxon
'When we got there we had morning tea and a run around.' - Austin
'We first went into the space room, it was all about space and the moon.' - Chloe
'This is the best day ever!' - Tami
'We had to walk to all different rooms with different themes in each room.' - Noah
'We did fun things like make bubbles in room 3.' - Long
'My favourite exhibit was the earthquake room, because it had a lightning machine.' Odin
'In one room there was a machine where you throw a ball and it measures your speed.' - Edeva
'In one room there was heaps of skulls. My favourite was the crocodile skull.' - Sophie
'My favourite was the Earth room as it had an earthquake machine, (and was all about our current Science unit - Mrs Harris).' - Hunter
'There was a man named Alex and he told us all about Science and was really smart.' - Eva
'It was a shame the slide room wasn't open because we wanted to have a go on the slide.' - Mason
'We all had a great day!' - 3/4H
Free local workshop for parents of kids with disability
Learn about inclusive education, hear stories of success from a parent guest speaker and see how inclusion works in the regular classroom. For parents, family members, friends and allies of children with disability at primary school, preschool or lower secondary school. Your child’s disability could include autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down Syndrome or any combination of physical, intellectual or sensory disability.
Friday 18 June 2021 at Mercure Hotel, 9.30am - 3pmFree workshop, bookings essential www.family-advocacy.com/events or call 1800 620 588
The Archdiocesan Women's Taskforce invites you to attend our inaugural Mary Magdalene Dinner at 6:30pm, Friday 16 July, 2021 @ the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden.
This event aims to bring together people from around the Archdiocese and beyond to celebrate the contribution of women to the Church, and to honour Mary Magdalene. In 2016 Pope Francis decreed (through the Congregation of Divine Worship) that Mary Magdalene’s liturgical memorial be elevated to a ‘feast’, like that of the other apostles, and that she should be referred to as “Apostle to the apostles”.
The event will include a three course meal, and an engaging address about Mary Magdalene by Sr Margaret Beirne RSC, a scripture scholar, educator and religious sister.
For dietary requirements, group bookings or other specifics, please email womenstaskforceACG@gmail.com. For more information about this event, please head over to see our website womenstaskforceacg.org or our Facebook page. You may also like to or contact Ms Beth Doherty on 0432 608 310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAFE NSW, Goulburn will be offering the nationally accredited Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) and Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) and may be of interest to your staff members or for those seeking a qualification as a teacher’s aide or education support worker.
Certificate III Education Support (CHC30213)
Certificate IV Education Support
If you require further information please call the Customer Contact Centre on 131 601.
The NSW Office of Regional Youth has given PCYC Goulburn a grant to deliver a Fighting Fit Food Wise Program. This program is targeted at young people who are not very active. Please find attached our program outline.
There are 12 places available in this program. We would like to invite parents to refer their child for this program whom will benefit the most. Expressions of interest would need to be returned no later than Friday, 25 June 2021.
If you require any further details and the expression of interest form, please contact 02 4822 2133.