Week 1, Term 3, 2021 Newsletter
News from the Principal
Welcome back to Term 3. I trust everyone enjoyed their holidays together, with family and friends. I personally had a wonderful time heading to North East Victoria with my wife for a week of relaxation. I was back to work in the second week supervising painters, electricians, tree loppers and roof sealers, in readiness for a great start to the term.
We congratulate our following students, Jobe Blazko, Jez Barnes, Beatrix Flint, Eva Pamic, Georgie Conroy, Charli Busuttil, who together with other children in the Parish, were to be receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist this weekend. Due to current and recent restrictions, this may change. The participants will receive further advice, when we have it.
We have many highlights to look forward to this term. On Thursday 22nd July we will be having a Cross Country Carnival at our school for all students. We invite families to join with us at 9:15 am, where you will be able to watch and cheer on children, as well as enjoy a complimentary coffee of your choice from the attending coffee van.
Our bi-annual Art Show will be held on Thursday 16th September from 5 pm - 7 pm. Children will very busy creating some wonderful art pieces to show their families. We are very fortunate to have such a talented Art Teacher, Trish Lannen, who is co-ordinating our Art Show this year.
Our School Choir commenced practice yesterday and all children participated. Tim & Myrawin Nelson and Libby McKew are co-ordinating the choir and you will all get to hear some amazing singing at our upcoming Art Show.
Parents and Friends News and updates
Hot Lunch changes for Fridays
The Gordon Store are able to commence hot lunch orders beginning next Friday, 23rd July.
On a Thursday parents will be able to go into the store and place their child’s order, provide child’s name, grade and make payment directly to the store by 12 noon. Huey or Soon will deliver the lunch orders up to the school at lunch time.
Lunch orders can include the following:-
Pies, Pasties, Chips /& Gravy, Chicken nuggets, Fried rice, Lamb or chicken souvlaki, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Noodles, Flavoured milk or juice box.
St. Patrick's Disco - Friday, 30th July The Parents and Friends are running a disco on this day commencing at 5.30pm and concluding at 7.00pm. It is for all students from Foundation - Year 6. $5.00 per child and includes pizza, cocktail frankfurts, party pies and sausage rolls with a drink included. Dress to impress! Supervision will be provided. Any further details needed please see Paul or a member of the P and F committee.
St. Patrick's Tea Towel Fundraiser
Through the wonderful work of Sam Peoples from our Parents and Friends we have a fantastic art project to commemorate our 2021 school year as you can see in the attached image. We are gauging expressions of interest prior to ordering of how many each family would be likely to purchase, so we can order and then we will ask for payment. Each tea towel will sell for $10.00 and are a great family keepsake. I have one still from 20 years ago (I had more hair in the last picture).
If you could complete the attached expression of interest, we will move forward with ordering for a delivery date later this term.
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School Photo Day
School Photo Day is fast approaching.
Have your child’s school memories captured forever on Tuesday 10th August 2021
Your photo order envelopes will arrive shortly. Please start planning your purchases and payment options.
Remember these helpful points:Read all relevant instructions for your preferred payment method. All payments are due by photo day.
- You may pay online using your credit card. Each child will have an individual ‘shootkey’ listed on their envelope. This will help identify your child’s order.
- You may pay by cash using the individual envelope provided. Please enclose correct money as no change will be given.
- Sibling photo envelopes are available at the school office upon request. THESE PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL, ON PHOTO DAY, USUALLY AT RECESS
- Please instruct siblings to attend the photo studio during this time. Photographers are unable to search for students who do not attend.
- Do not seal envelopes inside each other. You may include payment for all children in one envelope, however, please indicate on this envelope the names of all the children you are paying for.
Scholastic Book Club
Book Club is a fun and convenient way of bringing the best in children's literature into your home.
Check out the above link to access Issue 5. Orders are due back by the 2nd August. Hard copies of the brochure are also available at the school office. w
Dates for your Diary
Pastoral care is key to our strong sense of community across the School. There are many threads to the programme – both formal and informal – and all have the intention of addressing the well-being of each student at their individual point of need.
Vivian Lunt is the Pastoral Care Worker at our school. She is a qualified and a very professional and caring Pastoral Care Worker employed at our school every Thursday.
Vivian works with individual children on request, class groups and parents and families as required. All interactions remain strictly confidential.
If any family would like to access this service, either for themselves personally or their child, please contact the school office for an appointment with Vivian.