Term 3 - Winter Uniform
Week 5 - Monday 9 August - Friday 13 August - FAMILY WEEK
- 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 (parade postponed)
- ICAS - Science
- ICAS - Spelling
Week 8 - Monday 30 August - Friday 3 September
Monday 30 - Canteen Red Day
- ICAS - Maths
- Father's Day Stall
- Kindergarten Father's Day Liturgy, 10am
- Kinder Readiness Program 'Letters and Storybooks' 2:10pm in the Hall
Week 9 - Monday 6 September - Friday 10 September
- 1/2 Performance Assembly 'Stewardship' - via video link
Week 10 - Monday 13 September - Friday 17 September
- Stage 1 Liturgy, 10am
Friday 17 - LAST DAY TERM 3
- Kinder Performance Assembly 'Service' - via video link
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. Please see the below image which details some of the road and parking rules that can incur fines.
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 has only 2 more sessions left for this year. 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 monitor the situation and understand that a lockdown could be called at short notice. We have made preparations for delivery of remote learning. Please note that staff will still need a day or two to have relevant material ready. Our plan of action will be sent out as soon as we receive any notice of lockdown.
Mrs Bool will continue to be on leave till the end of the term. Mrs Brushaber is filling in for some of her days.
Our playgroup has not really got off the ground this year. We will postpone it for the rest of the year and look to begin again next year at a more suitable time with Mrs Bool’s help.
Fingers crossed our Trivia Night will go ahead on Friday week. We have lots of support from local businesses for our school and it is really appreciated in these tough economic times.
Another area highlighted in our school Registration report is the work we do to support students at different levels. I am very proud of the work being done by our Learning Support Teacher Mrs Seaman. She is well supported by our Classroom Assistants Mr Halder, Miss McTernan, Mrs Chilko and Mrs Simmons. They all do a great job and we see significant improvement in students attending their Multilit & Minilit sessions.
8.6 Differentiated teaching and learning
Ss Peter and Paul's places high focus on all students being engaged, supported and challenged with their learning. Teachers are active in ensuring teaching reflects the needs of the students in their class and there are structures in place to monitor and support individual growth.
The panel observed and noticed evidence that the following practices are embedded across the school:
- Differentiation is a priority of the school with the development of teaching programs to support and challenge, with specific adjustments being documented for students with additional needs
- Personalised plans have been updated and are reflective of the current learning needs of students
- Individual conferencing occurs for reading and writing to identify targeted support at point of need for each
The Panel observed and noted evidence that the following practices have begun in the school and further development and embedding is encouraged:
- Continue the whole school approach for supporting students requiring additional support and intervention utilising evidence-based practices (MacqLit, MiniLit, Jolly Phonics, Heggerty Resources)
- Fostering equal opportunity classrooms that use strategies such as cold calling, paddlepop sticks (cup of doom), pair-share and multiple entry and exit points for Further exploration of other practices in line with the Rosenshine Principles of Instruction, such as 'check for understanding' and 'daily review' will assist the further embedding of high impact teaching practice.
The panel observed and noted evidence that the following areas require review and analysis and should be considered for continued improvement:
- Development of clear documentation to record;
- the process of teachers referring students for Tier 2 and Tier 3 support,
- ongoing monitoring progress/feedback to and from teachers,
- evidence of feedback back to parents on student progress in these interventions
- Strengthen practice with capturing evidence for students with additional needs including email correspondence to and from parents
- Consider how the implementation of Compass will assist in the accessibility and storing of this evidence, and how to track and use the information for future planning and support.
Last week, many of our past students started their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and families continuing their faith journey in our community. If your child/ren would like to make their Confirmation, we now prepare and celebrate the Sacrament with students when they are in Year Seven.
St Mary of the Cross
In classes, students were given the opportunity to learn about Australia's first saint; St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop). In our school foyer, we have a cross that was made from the wood of St Mary's first school in Penola, South Australia. If you would like to learn more about the life of Mary MacKillop click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8HN2qb4a_Y
Feast of the Assumption - August 15th
This Sunday is The Assumption of Mary, where Catholics celebrate Mary, the Mother of Christ, who was taken physically and spiritually into heaven to live with her son, Jesus Christ, forever. Due to Covid restrictions, only students in Years Five and Six will attend. Father Joshy has also added an additional Mass, meaning you can attend the Feast of Assumption Mass at Our Lady of Fatima this Sunday at 7:00am, 8:30am or 10:00am. Below is a prayer to pray with your families over the weekend.
CALLING ALL SPORTING, MUSIC, MOVIE, HISTORY & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE EXPERTS!!!!
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.
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 email@example.com
Above and Beyond Awards Week 3
This week in Maths, KW have been learning to tell time on the hour. Students have been using maths manipulatives and our wonderful new interactive televisions to enhance their learning.
Nature is the theme...3/4C were given the options of writing haikus, diamantes, sonnets, or free verse.
Whether you’re currently in lockdown or in wider NSW and want to upskill, you can with a fee free* online short course!
More information available Link to TAFE NSW Fee Free Short Courses
The Southern Highlands University of Wollongong Campus (in Moss Vale), has invited your students to EARLY LEARNING LABS, an academic enrichment holiday program. We are targeting students from Year 3 to 6, who are passionate, self-motivated and curious learners.
- Early Learning Labs (Years 3 & 4) – Tuesday 28th September 2021
- Early Learning Labs (Year 5 & 6) – Wednesday 29th September 2021
Venue: University of Wollongong (Kirkham St, Moss Vale)
Applications close: 18th August 2021
- Parents/Guardians visit our website and read the full list of workshops available by scrolling to the “Workshop Descriptions” section.
- Parents/Guardians fill out the online application form.
- This is an academic and creative arts enrichment program designed for students who are motivated and passionate learners and performing excellently in their area of interest. First-time applicants are required to demonstrate their suitability for the program. One piece of supporting documentation is required (see 'Supporting Documentation' section on website). Please note that the Teacher Nomination Letter can be used as a supporting document.
- Learning Labs is registered as COVID-Safe and follows the guidelines set out by the NSW Government here.
Please know that workshops fill very quickly.
We will also have several sponsorship places available for students who identify as Australian Aboriginal/Torres Strait or students experiencing financial difficulty.