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- RE Week 3 - Energised Through the Soul
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- Canteen News
- National Science Week
- GWS Giants and Science Week
- Fete News
- Father's Day Reminder
- Hats Back on in August
- Mates Blue Band awards
- Safe Parking around Schools
- Kinder 100 Days
- Guitar Tuition
- Auskick is coming!
Congratulations to our wonderful Kindergarten children and their teachers for the milestone of 100 days at school. Thank you to everyone involved in helping them celebrate this week.
Annual Satisfaction Survey
A reminder that the Annual Satisfaction Survey conducted on behalf of all Catholic Schools in the Diocese closes this Friday 9 August 2019. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link. The data gathered from these surveys is used to inform our Annual School Improvement Plans.
School Asset no.3 “I am a Self-Manager”
Last year our staff investigated the work of James Nottingham. He has developed the concept of ‘the learning pit’, or the learning challenge.
If you have some time this is a great animation describing what a learning pit is all about.
We are teaching our children to understand that finding learning challenging is a good thing, and mistakes are part of learning. Remember how good it feels when you solve a problem after a lot of persistence, trial and error and even frustration.
Helping our children to be confident self-managers means teaching them to be resilient, responsible, independent and growing through the learning pit. If your child asks you for an answer to something, rather than giving them the desired answer reply with a question, “what do you think the answer could be? Why? Why not?”
Just quietly, it also helps you out if you don’t know the answer and gives you time to investigate it for yourself!
Many Blessings and thank you for your continued support,
Our Confirmation program will begin with the Information Night next Wednesday 14th August at 7pm in the church. It is essential that a parent attends this meeting as it will provide all the information needed for the program. We will keep these children in our prayers.
Global School Partners
Let’s share the secret power of reading!
Thank you to those people who have already donated money for the purchase of books for our partner school in Kenya. 100% of our donations will go directly to the school for the purchase of text books. This simple act will give students the opportunity to improve their learning experience which will have a direct flow on to the quality of their future.
If you would like further information about Global School Partners, please follow the link below
Please continue to bring in your donations so that we can reach our goal of 120 books.
|Monday 12 August||
Monday Prayer (3/4KP) 9am
Fete Meeting 6pm
SCC Meeting 6pm
Tuesday 13 August
Athletics Carnival 9.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 14 August
Confirmation Information Night 7pm
|Thursday 15 August||
Feast of the Assumption Mass 9.30am
|Friday 16 August||
Crazy Sock Day
Assembly (Yr 2) 2.30pm - 3.00pm
Seasons for Growth participants look at the season of winter over the next two weeks.
As we use the metaphor that this season gives us, we ‘value our stories’ and ‘name our feelings’.
“Winter speaks to us of cold, sleep, of hibernation. In some parts of the world, winter can be a time when we ‘draw in’, gathering about us whatever we have that will increase our warmth and security. Nature calls for a slowing down during this time. Winter can be tough, it can be challenging, but it holds the potential for new life and growth.’
Anne P Graham.
Unfortunately, due to inclement weather the Athletics Carnival has been postponed from Friday the 9th of August to Tuesday the 13th of August. Children do not have to nominate races again, we will use the nominations that have already been entered. The link for online nominations is now closed. Children will be allowed to enter any race for their age group on the day, even if they have not nominated online. Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put have been completed during class time at school and the finals will be run at the carnival. Students will be notified if they have made the finals for their age group.
If you can help in any capacity on Tuesday please email Mr Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams for the Boorowa Touch Football and Netball carnival are taking shape. Nominations for the carnival have now closed as the teams have reached capacity. We have had enough entries to create 5 teams to send on the day. More information will be sent out closer to the carnival towards the end term.
Catholic Schools Netball Carnival
The Catholic School Netball Carnival will be hosted by Rosary Primary School on the 19th of October. The carnival will be run at the Tuggeranong Netball Association Courts. Information notes and registration forms will come home with students this Friday. Registration forms will need to be returned to the school by Wednesday the 21st August.
Winter Ride or Walk to School Week
Week 4 is Winter Ride or Walk to school Week! We encourage you to choose a day during this week to ride or walk to school with your child. Attached is a flyer about setting up a routine for active travel. Each time a student rides or walks to school during the week they will receive points for their house. The house with the most points at the end of the week will receive a prize! This is a great way to stay warm during winter!
As the athletics carnival has been postponed due to inclement weather, the canteen will run as per normal on Friday 9 August.
Athletics Carnival Tuesday 13 August - There will be a small canteen running at the athletics carnival selling snacks and drinks ONLY, ranging in price from 50c -$3.
NO LUNCH ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE DAY.
All students will need to bring their own lunch to the carnival.
Next week is National Science Week. This year the theme is "Destination Moon". Already, K-2 classes have been conducting investigations around this theme in Library and STEM classes, and this will continue to be the focus during Science Week.
The GWS GIANTS have partnered with Fizzics Education to bring science into schools. On Tuesday the 27th of August they will come to St Thomas the Apostle Primary to present two science shows. Year 5 and 6 will see qualified science educators explore static and current electricity, magnetic repulsion/attraction, electromagnetism, simple circuits and renewable energies in a fun and exciting show. Students will witness a 100,000 volts discharged in a flash and explore the Van De Graf generator while they discover how magnets and solar energy work. Years 3 and 4 will explore the concepts of heat, pressure, convection and water cycles as students gain an appreciation of meteorology. Crushing cans, flying saucers, tornado tubes and drinking boiling water are some experiments your students will witness in this exciting science show on ‘how the weather really works’. We look forward to these exciting shows!
Transport Canberra and Access Canberra have requested that we remind families of the need to park safely around schools. Please see the information they have requested we share with our community in the link below.