- Principal's Report
- RE Week 1 - Be still and know that I am God
- Partners: Parenting Ideas
- Friday 16 October - Footy Fever
- Swimming Program Term 4
- Book Week Dress up Day - Thursday 22 October
- Sports Days Term 4 2020
- October Birthdays
- School Photos - Friday 23 October
- Photos - Awards Term 3 Week 10
- Photos - Toilet Project
- Photos - Kinder Tennis Racquets
- Photos - Nutrition Magician
It’s been a calm and positive start to Term 4. Thank you for making the effort to have the children here before 8:55am so they start the day with the class and the teachers can do their check-ins with everyone before the days lessons begin. Thank you also for ensuring that the children are dressed in the correct school uniform. It does make a difference when they wear their uniform with pride and respect. I am hoping that it is not too long before we can once again begin our day with the morning assembly on the stage. We are missing having our parents, carers and grandparents joining us for the morning prayer and assembly.
We are having more and more families use the drive through pick up in the afternoon. It can be quite congested between 3:10pm and 3:20pm, so I ask that parents who are parking and coming to collect children or walking from home, to please collect them from the stage. Parents are allowed in the playground in the morning and afternoon for a 10 minute period and observing social distancing, so this is a far more convenient place to meet them.
We finally will be able to have our school photos taken. This will take place next Friday, October 23rd. Children are to wear their Sports Uniform on Friday regardless if it’s there sports day or not. Year 6 will wear their leadership shirts. Please have all envelopes for payment returned to the office before Friday.
The Toilet Project
Well this has certainly been the big hit of the year. Our amazing group of Year 6 parents (and grandparents) worked tirelessly over the holidays to transform the dull, boring and smelly toilets (the children’s descriptions) into inviting, bright and colourful bathrooms. It started on the Friday night, the last day of term, with Mega and Kalyani Alagappan, one of our families who have a cleaning business, coming in with a team to scrub and disinfect all four of the bathrooms. Once that was completed, they had never smelt so fresh and clean. The next day the transformation began with the door painting and artistic design work unfolding. Thank you to all those parents who came along for either a few hours or many days. You have made such a difference to our school. Also to John Cousins, our groundsman, for coming in over the holidays to add his expertise and to Ron Van Meurs for his professional advice on painting. We had specialized work done by Louiza Blomfleld, graphic designer and Dai Cameron who was our graffiti artist. Thank you also to our Year 6 Student Representative Council members. They were a driving force of ideas and enthusiasm.
A special and heart –felt mention must go to the team who made it all happen.
Liz Grellman (SCC) aka “Kenny” for leading and organising the project. The team who listened to the student’s ideas, designed and created the themes for the four bathrooms and then made it all happen. You were incredible! Thank you Liz and Ben Grellman, Angela Bartkowiak, Penny Nichols, Lani Davidson, Sally Adams, Sarah Hawke (and her parents Ken and Jane Fraser), Jen and Ben Zachny, Cecilia Abbott, Melina Clark, Donna Shaw, Monique George, Katie Jenkins and Deb Tckalevic.
The only problem now, is keeping the children out of the toilets!
At the start of each term I am obliged to remind parents that school commences at 9.00am and concludes at 3.10pm. Recess is from 10.50am until 11.30am with lunch from 1.00pm until 1.40pm. Supervision in the morning commences at 8.30am and concludes in the afternoon at 3.30pm. Children should not be on the school grounds outside of these hours, unless supervised by their parents or carers.
Our Floriade garden bed still has some colourful blooms on show, and the gardens are looking lush. It creates such a beautiful environment for the children. Thanks to our Working Bee team who spruced things up at the end of last term: John Cousins, Luke Mooney, Stuart Clark, Drew Salzke, Jon Wundersitz, Sean O’Brien, Gavin Dunley, Adam Housler and Matthew Bryce.
Keep enjoying the glorious spring weather.
May God bless you and your families,
Our focus this term is "Be still and know that I am God." We will focus on Jesus and how he shows us the way to God. We will also explore God as Creator through Friday Community Prayer.
Our symbol for the term is a butterfly. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation and joy. Our lives are transformed as we come to know God. We come to know God though prayer, scripture and Jesus. The butterfly also represents the human soul due to its grace, beauty and dramatic life cycle. We experience joy as we continue to develop our relationship God.
The reconciliation information night is on Wednesday Week 2 (21st October) 6:30 - 7:30pm at the church. The information night is for parents of students who will be participating in the sacrament of reconciliation this term.
It is important that an adult attends this session. You will learn about the Sacramental process, receive your information pack and meet your home group. If you are unable to attend this night, please contact Geoffrey Ryan on 62314144 or via email at email@example.com before the meeting to make alternate arrangements. Due to social restrictions we ask that children do not attend this night. If this presents a challenge to you, please contact us and we will assist you. We look forward to sharing this special time with you.
Students are invited to wear a football jersey tomorrow, Friday 16 October, to celebrate footy finals. They can wear their favourite football jersey, scarf, hat or tshirt.
This is a great way to build community and enjoy our first week back at school.
Swimming lessons for K-4 students will be taking place in Weeks 5 and 6. It is crucial that notes are returned and online registration is done ASAP. Reminder that there is a specific code for each group, so please do not use the same code for siblings in different classes. The sooner all students are enrolled, the smoother the lead up will be. Further reminders will be sent out closer to the date.
The notes are also available on the school website:
Please return the photos envelopes, including envelopes for sibling photos,
to your class teacher either on or before the photo day.
Last term Kindergarten students were gifted their very own tennis racquet as part of the ANZ Hot Shots Foundation program. The Students were also lucky enough to have a few sessions with Christian Anrath, parent and super star tennis coach. To get involved in some great tennis lessons follow this link: