- Dates For Your Diary
- Don't Forget...
- From the Principal
- Online Family Event
- ICAS Assessments
- Year 6 Camp
- Pie Drive Fundraiser
- Kindergarten 2023
- RE News
- Sport News
- Class Carer Program
- Canteen and Uniform Shop
- From the Student and Family Counsellor
- Class Spotlight... 5/6A!
- Above and Beyond Awards Week 2
- Kindergarten Mother's Day Liturgy
- SPPFC Soccer News
- Community Notice Board
- SCC Meeting, 7:00pm
- 5/6J Assembly 'Excellence', 2.20pm
Week 4 - Monday 16 - Friday 20 May - NAPLAN
- Kinder Readiness Program, 2:10-3:10pm, Counting, Shapes & Colours
- Year 6 Camp - Depart
- Year 6 Camp
- Year 6 Camp - Return
- 3/4A Assembly 'Resilience', 2.20pm
Week 5 - Monday 23 - Friday 27 May - FAMILY WEEK
- Stage 3 Mass
- National Simultaneous Storytime
- Monaro Primary School 10's Rugby Day, Goulburn
- 3/4C Assembly 'Compassion', 2.20pm
Week 6 - Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June
- 'My Body/My Life', Yr 5/6 12.30-1.40pm
- Kinder Readiness Program, 2:10-3:10pm, iPads & Computer Skills
- Athletics Carnival
Week 7 - Monday 6 - Friday 10 June
- Pentecost Liturgy
- NSWCPS Cross Country, Eastern Creek
Friday - PUPIL FREE DAY
Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Student's return to school Tuesday 14 June
A reminder that students should not bring toys and personal or valuable items to school in case of loss or damage.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR FAMILY NAME SIGN WHEN PICKING UP FROM CAR LINE
CAR LINE PARKING RULES
A reminder to 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).
Please also 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
We are moving forward with lots of activities at school at present. I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day & I thank Kinder for their great liturgy last week. Our Kinder Readiness Program is off and running and all Kindergarten students for 2023 are welcome to attend at any stage. I will begin formal Kinder 2023 interviews at the beginning of June. I hope the Year 6 students enjoy their camp next week. THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED FOR THE HARD WORK RUNNING THE SOCCER CLUB. I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT SEASON.
We are still dealing with staffing pressures because of Covid, other leave and absences and an all-round lack of staff to take up roles. I thank the teachers and support staff for continue to take on extra duties to keep our school running smoothly . My thanks to Mr Brown for running the school over the last few days as I was dealing with my own bout of Covid.
I will be away from May 23rd to May 27th attending various meetings. This year I am now NSW Catholic Schools principal’s representative on the national Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) that meet once a term over a few days in Canberra. Mr Brown will be in charge during my absence.
NAPLAN begins this week for our Year 3 & 5 students. As children progress through their school years, it is very important that checks are made along the way to see how well they are learning the essential skills of reading, writing and mathematics – skills that will set them upon the path to success as adults. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows parents and carers to see how their child is progressing in literacy and numeracy against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout Australia. At the classroom level, NAPLAN provides additional information to support teachers’ professional judgement about student progress. Federal, state and territory education ministers agreed to gradually transition NAPLAN online by 2022. NAPLAN online is a tailored test that adapts to student responses, providing better assessment and more precise results. More information can be found at https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support/.
Please check your school fee statements and be up to date with payments. We rely on fees to keep the school running, including paying for ongoing costs like heating and water. If you are having trouble with fee payments please contact the office as we can offer payment plans or other support.
If you or someone you know of wishes to enrol a child in Kindergarten for 2023 please do so online as soon as possible, as our places tend to fill fast and we have already received a number of enrolments.
Even if your child has siblings attending the school please also complete an online enrolment as soon as possible.
Please call the office if you have any questions about enrolments.
Northern Region Cross Country
Fifty SPP students travelled to Crookwell on Friday to compete in the Northern Region Cross Country. They were running against students from St Joseph's Goulburn, St Mary's Crookwell, St Greg's Queanbeyan, St Bede's Braidwood and Mt Carmel Yass.
Congratulations to Molly Dillon who finished 2nd in the 10yr girls and has qualified for the Archdiocesan Carnival.
Top 10 Finishers
Bella Dale 8th 9yr girls
Lexie Maple-Brown 8th 12yr girls
Ruby Cunningham 9th 12yr girls
Audrey Maxwell 10th 12yr girls
Isaac Pollard 10th 12yr boys
Archdiocese Cross Country
Molly Dillon represented the Northern Region on Monday at the Archdiocesan carnival in Canberra. Congratulations on finishing 3rd in the 10yr Girls!
Molly will now represent the Archdiocese in Sydney on June 7th.
Mackillop Hockey Trials
Congratulations to Ella Webster who represented the Archdiocese at the MacKillop Hockey last Friday in Canberra.
Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese Individual Sport Trials for 2022
Individual Sport trials for Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocesan teams are open to suitable Year 5 & 6 students.
Registration via the CSNSW Website www.csnsw.sport MUST be completed for your child to be considered to trial for an Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Representative team. The online registration additionally provides your permission and replaces the old Medical Forms. The trial payment levy is to be made at the time of registration. No online nomination and no payment means no trial.
If you have NOT previously had an account you will be required to set one up to be enabled to register your child for both Canberra Goulburn AND NSWCCC/CPS sporting events and trials.
1. Type in the website address www.csnsw.sport
2. Click on Register which is located in the blue box on the top right-hand side of the page
3. Click on Setup Parent Account
4. Complete all of the fields and click on Create Account. You will receive a confirmation email.
30th May, Lyneham
Girls Rugby 7's
Straight to MacKillop Trials - 9th August
Class Carer Program
The Class Carer Program is being established at Ss Peter and Paul’s to create new opportunities to strengthen connections between our families and our school.
Each Class is assigned a Class Carer at the beginning of each school year to assist with:
- Welcoming new families to the class and arranging appropriate introductions with other parents.
- Organising parent helpers for food donations or fresh flowers to support class families in times of need. (eg. New baby or illness)
- Encouraging and supporting the members of the class group to get involved in school events (eg Trivia Night,)
- Possibly organising gifts of appreciation for World Teacher Day and end of year thank-you
How it Works
- Each class has a designated Class Carer. (1-2 volunteers)
- Parents from each class provide their Class Carer with their email address and will become part of the voluntary communication network.
- Class Carer communicates with their Class teacher to keep up to date with class happenings, via email.
- All Class Carers will meet once a term to check in with coordinator and each other for ideas and support.
Class Carer Coordinator
The Wellbeing officer (Tory Simmons) will coordinate the Class Carers by providing introduction training and ongoing support.
Who can become a Class Carer?
Class Carers are volunteer parents & carers.
How to become a Class Carer
If you are a parent or carer in our school community and you are interested in becoming a Class Carer, please contact our school reception on 02 4821 3304. Or contact Tory Simmons, Wellbeing Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to stock shortages and delivery issues we expect some menu items to be substituted or changed on Qkr at short notice.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
As the days get colder, please ensure your children have the correct winter uniform to wear. This includes the school jumper, jacket, beanie and scarf, and remember black tights for the girls.
There are good quality pre-loved items at huge discounts available directly from the Uniform shop to cater for all budgets.
ALL WINTER UNIFORM ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW.
- All 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.
- If you are wanting to purchase some 2nd hand uniforms please visit the uniform shop during the opening hours.
- Students must wear Summer Uniform in Terms 1 & 4 and Winter Uniform in Terms 2 & 3.
Hi, my name is Mark Holberton and I am pleased to be working with the students, staff and families at Ss Peter and Paul’s. I am here to provide therapeutic counselling to students and families and to work alongside school staff regarding student welfare and classroom issues.
When will I be at the school: I will be at the school every Monday
Last term, 5/6A grew butter beans as part of their Science unit. Whilst we had a significant level of crop failure (due to snails and possibly rabbits), some students were able to harvest a few beans this term. More importantly, the growing of the beans excited the students and they began to think about how they could help the environment by being more sustainable.
This term, as an extra-curricular activity, 5/6A will recycle their tough-tub planters from the beans to grow suitable winter vegetables. Seeds will be planted out next week - watch this space. We are hoping to have enough vegetables for each student to take some home.
Congratulations and Well Done!
What a great start to the season! Thanks to all our families for braving the wind and cold last Saturday!
Remember, there are no games this weekend due to a Rep carnival being held at Cookbundoon.
Below are some of our teams and Players of the week, as well as photos of our fearless mums, nans, aunties, sisters, coaches, friends and all women who support the club! We even got a photo of our wonderful coordinator Michelle!
ON SATURDAY 28th MAY 2022, we are hosting our annual major fundraiser:
“65 ROSES” CHARITY DINNER at the GOULBURN WORKERS CLUB.
Our organisation would be extremely grateful to have people from your school attend our wonderful evening.
If you would like any further information about Cystic Fibrosis, please do not hesitate to contact Sylvana Aliffi on 0447 655 194.