Term 2 Week 7
FRIDAY 14TH JUNE
- Spellathon - We hope you are gathering sponsors!
- NSWCPS Cross Country Eastern Creek
Term 2 Week 8
MONDAY 17TH JUNE
- 1st Communion lesson 4-5pm St Brigids
TUESDAY 18TH JUNE
- NSW Netball Schools Cup Yrs 3-6
WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE
- NR Athletics Carnival Hudson Park
- Kindy Readiness Program 2:10pm-3:10pm
FRIDAY 21ST JUNE
- School Disco 5:30pm-7:00pm
SATURDAY 22ND JUNE
- 1st Communion Day Mass 5:00pm-6:00pm
SUNDAY 23RD JUNE
- 1st Communion Day Mass 10:00am-11:00am
Term 2 Week 9
TUESDAY 25TH JUNE
- School Photo Day - Orders to be completed online by this day.
In light of some of the weather lately we were especially blessed with a wonderful day on Friday. Thanks again Mrs McCarthy for your wonderful organisation. Thanks also to parent helpers. Your support is much appreciated.
We are hosting the Northern Region Athletics Carnival next Wednesday 19th and we need your help especially with the canteen. It is a great fundraiser for our school.
Don’t forget to get children to collect their Spellathon money –great prizes are on offer.
First Communion Mass – 22nd & 23rd June
School Photo day 25th June – don’t forget your orders
School Feast Day 28th June- there will be a note about pre-purchasing your tokens.
SELF CONTROL- Some THOUGHTS
So how do we teach it to our children?
There are two important issues to be aware of.
First, if we constantly try to influence and subtly (or explicitly) control our children they will not develop self-control. That’s because we will be in control.
Decades of research shows that being too controlling of our kids is bad for their development. They don’t become responsible. They simply wait to be controlled.
Second, demanding that a child show self-control and be responsible can sometimes be too much, too soon. We must ensure we are encouraging our children to do things that are age-appropriate. (Additionally, making such demands ironically means we’re in control rather than them, and we’re being responsible!)
To teach self-control (and impulse control/delayed gratification) to your children
- Be a model. If you are calm, intentional, and ‘in control’ of yourself, your children will learn from your behaviour. However, if you are explosive or ‘lose control’, your children will learn the same behaviour no matter how much you ‘demand’ something better of them. If you leave mess, don’t exercise, or stare at a computer all day, the kids will follow your example.
- Set limits. Children will be far more likely to regulate their behaviour when they understand limits, particularly if they are involved in the process (where appropriate).
- Give responsibilities. Expect children to contribute (again in an age-appropriate way. We can’t ask four year-olds to do a perfect job mowing the lawn! But they can “help” with the dishes, tidying up, and so on). The more responsibilities they have, the more they need to develop responsibility and a sense of control.
When they fail to live up to their responsibilities, take their tasks/chores back a notch, and then boost it again a few weeks later. Alternatively, give those responsibilities they had to another sibling, but give additional privileges to that sibling as well (while simultaneously reducing privileges for the less responsible child). Things will change pretty fast!
- Let your children make decisions for themselves. No, I’m not suggesting open-slather. It’s not a free-for-all. But the way that children learn how to make decisions is by making decisions – not by following directions! When a decision needs to be made, talk about the ramifications of their decisions and help them think through the consequences of their choices.
- Talk about self-control. Share this information with your children. Talk about the psychology of control. Share the ramifications (positive and negative) about self-control. It may be particularly useful to encourage your children to tell you about times when they did or did not control themselves. Have them identify the outcomes of their choices to use self-control.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (EUCHARIST)
Students will receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist on either Saturday 22 June at 5pm or Sunday 23 June at 10am at Ss Peter and Paul’s Cathedral. Candidates and families are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass. Seating will be reserved at the front of the Cathedral.
Please keep these students in your prayers as they prepare for this important occasion.
SAVE THE DATE!
Ss Peter & Paul’s Feast Day Celebrations
Friday 28th June
Sport Uniform to be worn
10:30 am Whole School Mass – Cathedral. Parents and carers welcome
11:40am Free sausage sizzle and popper for all students
(Canteen will still be open for lunch orders etc.)
11.40am – 12.10 pm Normal 1st break play time
12.30 – 2.15pm Mini Vinnies and Year 6 Markets
There will be stalls including: finger nail painting, face painting, games, guessing competitions, food stalls and much more.
All items to buy and games to play will be paid for using Mission Money. A separate note will be sent home with more detailed information.
All money raised goes towards the St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and Mercy Works.
MINI VINNIE WINTER SLEEP OUT
Students in Year 6 are invited to register to attend the 2019 Vinnies' Winter Sleep Out. It is being held overnight on Friday 28 June in the Red Hall at Trinity. Students will participate in some fun and educational activities to raise their awareness of what it means to be homeless in our society, eat dinner at a soup kitchen run by our Year 12 Hospitality students and sleep over in sleeping bags and swags to experience something of what it is like to be homeless.
Trinity students will be joined by students from Ss Peter and Pauls, St Marys and St Joseph's Primary Schools. The cost for this activity is $15 which includes dinner and breakfast as well as a donation to the Winter Appeal. A separate permission note will be sent home. Please return these by the 20th June.
- We purchased 3 new shelving units for our Junior Fiction section and they arrived this week. They look great next to the existing unit we already have.
- Thank you to the McMahon family for their book donation.
- Don't forget to keep the overdue library books coming in. Students receive a house point for every book returned. Thank you, Mr Haigh
Congratulations McCauley! 2019 Athletics Carnival Champions.
Thank you so much to the parents that were able to help us last Friday. We sincerely appreciate your help! The children had a great day and achieved some wonderful results.
Age Champions (Awards will be presented at the assembly on Friday 21/6 at 2.45)
8yrs: Charlize Arnold & Jaxon Anthony
9yrs: Ella Pearson & Jachob Payne
10yrs: Molly Chamberlain & Lachlan Stein
11yrs: Claudia Maple-Brown & Kane Wilson
12yrs: Zali Gibson & Tai O’Brien
Junior Champion: Ella Pearson & Lachlan Stein
Senior Champion: Claudia Maple-Brown & Kane Wilson
Ella Pearson 9yrs 100m (14.88) 8-10yrs 200m (31.91)
8-10yrs Girls Relay McCauley (Sophie Pearson, Charli Sillis, Charlize Arnold, Ella Pearson) (69.80)
SPP Representatives for the NR Carnival
Charlize Arnold, Jaxon Anthony, Dakota Wilson, Bailey Harvey-Lynn, Ella Pearson, Jachob Payne, Sophie Pearson, Lachlan Stein, Molly Chamberlain, Noah Beardmore, Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset, James Webster, Claudia Maple-Brown, Callum Booth, Elsie Apps, Tai O’Brien, Zali Gibson, Mac Ferris, Molly Baxter, Thomas Watson, Lexie Maple-Brown, Alexander Skeffington, Bridie Carey, Stephen Watson, Megan Zahrouni , Ryan Cachia, Teagan Crooks, Will Turner, Thomas Picker, Kane Wilson, Aimon Payne, Harry Pagett, James Humphries, Alex Picker, Carthew Small & Max Stephenson.
Northern Region Athletics Carnival: We Need Your Help!
SPP are again hosting this year’s NR Athletics Carnival on Wednesday June 19th. If you can help with events, the canteen or by donating cakes and slices please let us know via the school App, Facebook page or office by Friday. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the school and we look forward to your involvement.
Archdiocesan Cross Country
Our NR Cross Country runners competed at Stromlo Forest last week. Congratulations to all the students that attended (Lexie, Molly B, Bronte) and to those that qualified for the NSWCPS Championships in Sydney in the 14/6.
Elsie Apps 1st
Alexander Skeffington 1st
Emma Seaman 3rd
Ryan Cachia (snowed in & given permission to compete at the next level based on his NR time)
SPP Year Book Cover Competition 2019
We are again looking for some wonderful artists to create the front and back covers for the 2019
Ss Peter & Paul’s Primary School Year Book!
Entries are open for all Year 3 to Year 6 Students.
All entries must be completed in clear colours for publishing .
Presented on A4 paper (please do not fold).
Have your name and class attached.
We would really like drawings that reflect the great environment and community at Ss Peter & Paul’s Primary School.
Two entries will be selected – one for the front cover and one for the back cover.
We cannot wait to see your fantastic art work.
Year Book Committee 2019
Stage 2 Dance
This term, Stage 2 have enjoyed putting their best foot forward to learn a number of partner dances. The students have learnt the moves to The Gallopede, The Heel and Toe Polka and The Flying Pieman. It has been pleasing to see the students approach the dance unit with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. A big thank you to Mrs Booth for leading these lessons with her experience and knowledge. It has been a great way to end the school week on a high note.
3/4M Favourite Things about the Excursion
- I really liked the Bonsai section with the miniature trees. Calawyn
- I liked the design of the gardens and how they had planted trees from all around the world. Riley
- My favourite part was when we went to the Rubber Tree and pulled the leaf apart to see the rubber. Lucas
- I loved it when we ran down the hill. Lachlan Stein
- The best part was discovering that some of the trees had been planted by famous people. Sam
- I learned a lot more about gum trees. Lachlan Sonnex
- It was a fun experience. I learned a lot about trees and other plants. Charli
- My favourite part of the excursion was playing on the equipment. Lara
- I had fun learning about trees. Bronte
- One of the trees was planted by Jimmy Barnes which I thought was very cool! Imogen
- It was very interesting learning about the different trees with my class. Ruby L
- In the waiting area there was a cool microscope that zoomed in on whatever you put underneath. Daniel
- There was a lot of interesting trees and it has inspired me to make a garden club at school. Karn
- I liked the time spent with my friends at the Arboretum instead of just being with them at school. Charlize
- I like playing with my friends on the Pod Playground instead of on the school equipment. Ruby C
- I thought the leaves on the Rubber Tree were fascinating. Stephen
Thank you to Trish, Kylie and all helpers for their help with the pizza lunch at the Athletic's Carnival.
Thank you to Mel, Amanda and Vanessa for running our Tummy Warmers. Tummy Warmers run on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 8:30-9:10am selling toast and milo for $1.00.
Red Day will be held on Monday the 1st July, "Sweet Tooth Day". We will be selling lollies, donuts and warm milo with marshmallows over the counter in first break. There will be no pre-orders for this Red Day so please send some money with your children if you wish for them to buy a treat.
Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company Presents
Friday 19 July at 6pm at The Goulburn Club, Market Street, Goulburn
Auditions and Orchestra Sign up
Sat 27 July 9am or 1pm or Sunday 28 July 9am at West Goulburn Primary School Hall, Elizabeth Street, Goulburn.
Go to Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company website for a copy of the information pack about auditions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your audition session.
The production is to be performed 22 Nov to 7 Dec. First rehearsal is Wed 7th August.