Term 3 - Winter Uniform
Week 3 - Monday 26 July - Friday 30 July
- Sport & Athlete Dress-up Day
Week 4 - Monday 2 August - Friday 6 August
- Kinder Readiness Program 'Games & Sport', 2:10pm in the Hall
- 5/6 Performance Assembly 'Hospitality' - via video link
Week 5 - Monday 9 August - Friday 13 August - FAMILY WEEK
Monday 9 - Canteen Red Day
- ICAS - Digital Technologies
- ICAS - Writing
Week 6 - Monday 16 August - Friday 20 August
- ICAS - English
- Stage 2 Mass, 10am
- Kinder Readiness Program 'My World - God's Creation' 2:10pm in the Hall
- 3/4 Performance Assembly 'Stewardship' - via video link
- TRIVIA NIGHT, 6:30PM AT GOULBURN WORKERS CLUB
Week 7 - Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August - BOOK WEEK
- ICAS - Science
- ICAS - Spelling
- BOOK WEEK PARADE
PLEASE DON'T PARK ACROSS DRIVEWAYS
- Please remember to leave neighbours driveways clear when waiting to pick your child up at the end of the day, especially if you are waiting behind the bus stop area.
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.
We continue to grow in numbers. We now have 262 students enrolled at the school and will have over 270 at the beginning of Term 4. I am predicting that our numbers will be over 280 in 2022. I have requested another class in 2022 to accommodate the numbers. Our classes are close to capacity and any further enrolments will be put on a wait list with Catholic families being given priority. If we continue to have high demand for places I will talk to our head office about further increased staffing.
Thanks again to the families for the positive feedback about our school when you talk to others outside the school community. It is very appreciated.
Many thanks for following the COVID guidelines for school. We hope our community can remain Covid free so we can keep on working and have children attending school regularly. We know that remote learning can be done however face to face learning works more effectively.
During the term break we installed new interactive panels in all the K-2 classrooms. The boards have a much better resolution and can be written on with the flick of a finger. Money we raise at the school trivia night will help off set the $16000 cost for the boards. We are hoping to fit out other classrooms in 2022.
Thanks to Mr Cady, our groundsman, who spent many hours installing the boards. Thanks to Mr Wigg for sourcing the boards at great prices.
Below are some extracts for our School Registration report:
5.0 Key Commendations, Affirmations and Recommendations
The panel observed and commends:
- The students for their warm welcome and sense of pride in their school. They expressed sincere gratitude for all that the school has to offer and for the level of support and care provided by the In their conversations and interactions with panel members, the student representatives were articulate, thoughtful and honest
- The hospitality and welcome afforded all who enter the school which reflects the mercy values that underpin the philosophy and vision of the school
- Parents for their commitment to the school and their willingness to support and promote all that Ss Peter & Paul's has to offer. They articulated a sense of ownership and responsibility for ensuring that the school continues to be a place of nurture and learning
- The Leadership Team for fostering a school wide climate of trust, innovation and improvement which has led staff to step outside their comfort zone and embrace effective pedagogy for the benefit of the students
- The collegiality of the They work collaboratively towards and articulate a common vision
- The Leadership Team for their commitment, shared vision, recognition and acknowledgement of the strengths of all
The panel observed and noted evidence that the following practices have begun in the school and further development and embedding is encouraged:
- The various forms of communication were welcomed by the parents including SchoolZine, Facebook, Newsletter and the website. With the further rollout of Compass, it may be timely to review and define the purpose of each source
- The Catholic ethos and embedding of the Mercy values within the school is very evident amongst staff and students however, more focus may need to be given to communicating this to the broader
The panel observed and noted evidence that the following areas require review and analysis and should be considered for continued improvement. It is recommended that:
- A formalised structure for induction, mentoring, coaching and instructional leadership for all staff be documented. This could provide an opportunity to collaborate and contribute to an agreed
- The following aspects of programming and timetabling need to be reviewed:
Allocation of times to KLAs to ensure sufficient time to address the outcomes (CAPA)
Integration of KLAs within programs needs to accurately map the outcomes being addressed
When teachers other than the regular classroom teachers are allocated to KLAs (RFF and Job share), this needs to be named on the timetable
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).
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!
Due to continuing COVID restrictions the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Athletics (12th August - AIS) has been POSTPONED. The organisers are working hard on finding a new date for this event and will keep the schools updated.
Our team of Mini Vinnies would like to extend their thanks to our community here at Ss Peter and Paul’s.
Today we were able to donate all of your generous winter warmers and a sizeable monetary donation from funds raised at our Ss Peter and Paul’s Feast Day, to those in need this Winter.
As Pope Francis said in his encyclical, “All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of all Creation.” (Francis, P. (2015. Laudato Si).
Assumption Mass will now be at Our Lady of Fatima at 10:00am on Friday, August 13th. Only students in Years Five and Six will attend this year because of Covid restrictions. We will try to take some of the students who have made their First Holy Communion if restrictions allow.
Indigenous School Cross
Over the coming weeks, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will beginning designing our Indigenous themed school cross for school liturgies, masses and prayer celebrations. Through this process, we will use symbolism from the book, Our Mob, God's Story. If any of our Indigenous parents or members of the community would like to be involved, please contact Mr Brown at school.
A Prayer for Winter
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Lord, In the midst of Winter, when the dats are cold and the wind can pierce, remind us of the warmth of your love. In the midst of Winter, when days are short, dawn comes late, and dusk arrives early remind us that in the darkness your light still shines.
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.
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.
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
This term, 5/6A are completing the History unit "Gold Fever". We have become classroom scientists, historians, and geologists to learn facts about gold and silver. We had hoped to become miners and traders too, but the weather hasn't been cooperating. Later this week (weather permitting), we will complete a gold hunt on the school playground, then calculate the value of our precious metals using scales and the current commodity trade rate.
Here are some interesting facts we have learned about gold and silver.
Welcome to the Healthy Lunch Box Term 3 update. As we head into the new school term, a lot of us are experiencing some form of restrictions due to COVID. Eating well and staying healthy has never been so important for you, your family and the school community. The Healthy Lunch Box has lots of ideas to keep families busy during this difficult time. Feel free to share with your school community.
Lock down cooking
Having more time at home is a perfect reason to get cooking in the kitchen. Our top 3 recipes to cook in lockdown use simple ingredients, are easy to make and are packed full of nutrition.
- Banana bread – get on that lockdown trend and try our banana bread recipe
- Mediterranean scrolls – delicious for lunch or an afternoon snack
- Shepherd’s pie – tasty and protein-packed meal with 4 serves of vegies per portion!
Fun activities for kids
You may have seen our Healthy Holidays Guide that we promoted during the last school holidays? This guide isn't just for the holidays, but is a fantastic resource with lots of activities to keep kids learning through the lockdown such as design a menu or build a lunch box using our online interactive Lunch Box Builder.
New recipes for Term 3
This term we have three new recipes featuring on our website that use delicious winter vegetables.
- Lamb tagine – packed with protein and vegetables, this lamb tagine recipe is perfect all year round for a tasty family lunch, dinner or leftovers for the lunch box.
- Vegetable fritters – a great way to get kids eating vegetables. Delicious for brekkie, lunch or as snack and perfect for the school lunch box.
- Roast pumpkin and tomato pasta sauce – this recipe is super tasty and healthy. Use as a pizza sauce, on pasta sauce or in place of tinned tomatoes in recipes.
Check out our new blogs for Term 3
- What’s in season for winter
- 5 tips to lower your family’s salt intake
- How to get 5 veg and 2 fruit into the day