- Dates For Your Diary
- Don't Forget...
- From the Principal
- Year 6 2022 School Jersey
- 2021 Yearbook
- Term 4 Covid Fee Assistance
- School Travel Applications 2022
- Religious Education News
- Canteen and Uniform Shop
- School Announcements
- Thank You!
- Above and Beyond Awards... Remote Learning Edition Week 2 Term 4!
- P&F Fundraising Raffle Winners!
- Trinity Catholic College
- Community News & Events
Term 4 - Summer Uniform
Week 4 - Monday 25 October - Friday 29 October - YEARS 3-6 RETURN
All Week - Year 6 2022 sports rugby jersey samples available for fitting
- 5/6J Performance Assembly 'Justice', 2:20pm
Week 5 - Monday 1 November - Friday 5 November - FAMILY WEEK
- All Saints Day Mass, 10am
Week 6 - Monday 8 November - Friday 12 November
- Kinder Liturgy, 10am
- Remembrance Day Assembly
- Stage 2 Performance Assembly 'Justice', 2:20pm
Week 7 - Monday 15 November - Friday 19 November
- Kindergarten 2022 Orientation- Group 1, 9:30-11:30am
- Kindergarten 2022 Orientation- Group 2, 9:30-11:30am
- School Leaders 2022 nominations close
- 'Illuminate' - Year 6 with Gerard
Week 8 - Monday 22 November - Friday 26 November
- 2022 School Leaders Speeches
- Years 3-6 vote for 2022 School Leaders
- SCC Meeting, 7pm TBC
- Stage 1 Performance Assembly 'Mercy', 2:20pm
Week 9 - Monday 29 November - Friday 3 December
- 2022 School Captains Announced
- Advent Liturgy, Stage 2, 10am
- Years 3-6 Sports House Meeting to vote for 2022 Sports Captains
Week 10 - Monday 6 December - Friday 10 December
- Year 6 Graduation Mass, 10am
- Trinity Year 7 2022 Orientation Day
- School Reports available
Week 11 - Monday 13 December - Wednesday 15 December
- K-2 Awards, 10am
- Sports House Reward, 1pm
- Years 3-6 Awards, 12:30pm
Wednesday 15 - LAST DAY TERM 4 - CASUAL CLOTHES DAY
- EOD School Gathering, 2:30pm
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).
We are counting the hours and minutes until we have the whole school back on deck this coming Monday 25th October. It has been a long stretch and we will need to spend time getting back into our normal routines. We will still have restrictions to follow. Students will be kept in 3 cohorts or groups - Kinder, 1 & 2, then years 3 & 4 and finally years 5 & 6. These cohorts will be separated to avoid whole school mixing.
Our playground will be divided into different areas for students to play. We have a large playground so students will have plenty of room. The library & school hall will be closed at break times. Windows & doors will be open to create more cross ventilation. We have plenty of sanitiser for students to use on a regular basis. All staff and external providers who work with children will be need to be fully vaccinated by November 9th following NSW Public Health order.
We would love all students to return to school as we are hoping to no longer offer remote learning. If returning to school is an issue please let me know.
I can only offer huge words of thanks to staff, students & families for their patience during this extended period of remote learning. It has been enormously challenging for everyone.
Special thanks goes to Mrs Harris and all other P&F helpers for volunteering their time to organise and run raffles with our wonderful Trivia Night donations as prizes. They have all done a great job.
Again, thank you to all our wonderful sponsors. The money we have raised is for our new sound system in the hall, which we hope to have up and running next year. Covid has unfortunately delayed the installation and set up of this.
NR PUBLIC SPEAKING
Congratulations to the students who competed in the Northern Region Public Speaking under difficult conditions this year. Without being at school doing our usual preparation, I was impressed by those children who competed.
Well done to -
Year 3 - Austin Cosgrove and Alysha Prater
Year 4 - Elsie Martin and Willa Reynolds
Year 5 - Lexie Maple-Brown and Lara Booth
Year 6 - Chloe Reynolds and Noah Beardmore
SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO NOAH FOR HIS SECOND PLACE FINISH.
ICAS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES COMPETITION
Well done to following students who participated in the competition:
Carter Beardmore, William Fleming, Stephen Watson, Noah Beardmore, Majd Kdady and Long Tran.
Special congratulations to William Stein, Lachlan Stein and Sreyaa Karunagaran for receiving a CREDIT.
A note to all parents and students for Year 6 in 2022:
The Year 6 sports rugby jersey size samples will be available for your child to try on next week 25-29 October (week 4). They will be available for ONE WEEK ONLY.
Please come to the front office with your child at any time next week to try on for sizing and fill in the order form. Sizing range is from size 14 to XL Adult. Students will be wearing the jerseys next year so generally you will need a larger size.
The cost of the jersey is $85.00. Payment can be made on Qkr and is due by Friday 26th November.
Below is the digital sample of the jumper... all Year 6 students' names will be printed inside the number 22.
The 2021 Yearbook is at the printers and will be ready for distribution in 3-4 weeks. Orders are open now! The cost is $25 per book and can be paid via Qkr or cash at the office (no eftpos or credit card).
The School Yearbook is a wonderful culmination to the school year. All students and classes are featured, as well as all sporting events, performances, excursions, etc.
Catholic Education will again support families who have been financially impacted as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Term 4.
The position of Catholic Education is that no child will be denied a Catholic education because of financial circumstances.
Where your family is experiencing financial stress due to job loss, being stood down, reduction in work hours, business downturn or closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, full or partial fee relief is available for Term 4.
To apply for fee relief, you are asked to indicate the level of assistance you feel you need at this time by completing a one-page fee assistance form (COVID-19 Fee Assistance Request Form) attached. Your level of fee support will be confirmed as soon as possible.
2022 school travel applications are now open!
Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2022 can apply now. A new application will need to be submitted if they are applying for a school travel pass for the first time, or if they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).
Students who change address, school, campus location, or who have repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications and current entitlements are updated and remain valid. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.
If a student’s distance eligibility has changed based on their grade the system will automatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will receive an expiry notification via email.
Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.
Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.
Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2022.
Students living in rural and regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the start of the new school year from their nominated transport operator. It may come via the school or be sent directly to them at home. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.
School Student Transport Scheme site change
On 1 October 2021 the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) information and application portal was moved to transportnsw.info. This will assist families to find all their travel information in the one place.
Travel from Term 1 2022
We ask that parents plan ahead and make sure their child knows which service/s to use and has a valid ticket to travel; either a School Opal card or Child/Youth Opal card (within Greater Sydney) or a School Travel Pass (outside Greater Sydney), from the start of the school year.
Applications for the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) open at the start of Term 4 2021 for travel in 2022, so parents/students can apply or update details early and be ready for the start of the new school year.
Most students using the Opal network will not need a new Opal card and can continue travelling on their existing card each year.
- Further information can be found at transportnsw.info/travel-info/using-public-transport/school-travel
- Enquiries can be submitted at transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/passes-concessions-feedback
A huge welcome back to all of our students in Kindergarten and Year One this week. Some things were a little different as we begin our return to some normality but all of our staff were so grateful to see so many of our students and their great big smiles. We can't wait for Monday, October 25th to see all students from Kindergarten to Year Six.
As a community, we keep Ethan Metz and his family in our prayers.
Ethan is currently fighting Hepatoblastoma, a childhood liver cancer, and has received positive news last week. We send our best wishes and pray for Ethan and his family during this trying time. Ethan was in Year Six at our school in 2018 and was an impeccable role model for all students as a house captain. Ethan has younger brothers Byron at Trinity and Hunter who is in Year 4 here at Ss Peter and Paul's. As a family, you may like to share the news with your children and say a prayer for continued strength for Ethan and his family.
The canteen will be open and ready for lunch orders from TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER (week 4)
Orders placed through Qkr must be no later than 9:30am, or please send the CORRECT money in a paper bag with your name, class & order written on the front. The Term 4 Summer Menu is attached below.
Please remember that the uniform shop remains closed.
- Students must wear Summer Uniform in Terms 1 & 4. All summer uniform items are now available to buy. New uniform purchases can be ordered on Qkr. The order will be filled on Tuesdays and sent home with your child.
- There are also lots of pre-loved, budget-friendly items available. If you are wanting to purchase some 2nd hand uniforms please contact the office.
Although we’re still experiencing some cooler weather, ultraviolet (UV) radiation will reach levels high enough to damage our skin. In fact, in NSW, UV levels are high enough to cause damage to unprotected skin for most months of the year. Remember, sun damage is caused by UV radiation not heat. You can’t see or feel UV. A windy, cool, or cloudy day can have similar UV levels to a warm, sunny day. Whether you’re outside for 15 minutes or a few hours, you may be a risk. The simplest way to reduce your risk of skin cancer is to use sun protection when the UV index is 3 or above. Make sure to download the free SunSmart App to access daily UV levels and sun protection times for your location.
SCHOOL COUNSELLOR SERVICE
Please get in touch with Olivia either via the online referral form or her email (links both below).
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
Congratulations to all our wonderful students who have been working so hard with remote learning and representing SPP! We have some special Above and Beyond Award Winners this week...
- KH - Matisse, Finley, Aliyah and Charlie K
- KW - Charlie H, Ella and Ariana
- 1/2BM - Logan M, Mira, Archie and Toby T
- 1/2HB - Hannah and Logan B
- 1/2SA - Alexis, Toby B and Izabella
- 3/4C - Jack and John
- 3/4H - Alysha, Austin, Elsie and Willa (3/4Y) - Public Speaking Representatives
- 3/4Y - Om, Willa and Rhianna
- 5/6A - Dakota and Dallas (from Mrs Yallouris), Ruby and Denise (from Ms Oxley)
- 5/6M - Lara, Lexie, Noah and Chloe - Public Speaking Representatives
- 5/6J - Ellie and Bailey
Well Done to Everyone!!!!!!
With the uncertainty around the Trivia Night for 2021 going ahead, the P&F decided to raffle off the generously donated prizes and we are so happy with the results!
The P&F want to give a special thank you to Cassie Harris and Kylie Brushaber for volunteering their time to organise the prizes, raffles and promotion of these competitions.
We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2021 signed NSW Blues NRL jersey was Anabelle Blake of 3/4H!! The tickets sales for this came to $795!!
The final raffle had a wine pack, Dometic ice box & and picnic pack and a grand prize of a whole lamb! The P&F thanks the Hallam family for they generous donation of the lamb. We raised $435, with Charlton winning 3rd prize, Marita winning 2nd prize and Hudson winning the grand 1st prize!
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2022
Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Goulburn Australia Day Committee are calling for nominations for the local citizen, young citizen and event of the year awards. Nominations for citizen of the year and event of the year can be completed online. Hard copies can be downloaded via this link or picked up from the Goulburn Civic Centre in Bourke Street. Nominations close COB Friday 17th December 2021.