- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- VINNIES WINTER APPEAL
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- LIBRARY NEWS
- SPORTS NEWS
- CANTEEN NEWS
- CANTEEN - SPECIAL LUNCH
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM STS P AND P'S KITCHEN GARDEN
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
- QUESTACON HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
- SCHOOL SPORT ACT
Dear Parents and Carers
Last Wednesday the PSSA Cross Country Carnival was held. We had a number of children attend and many of them progressed to the next round and did particularly well. Congratulations to Alice A, Josie A, Noah G, Ciara G, Xavier H, Anna S, Ben S, Hamish S, Kiera S, Ava T, Zoe T and Isabel W for progressing to the A.C.T. Championships. I thank all students for their participation and efforts. Last Friday we held our annual Athletics Carnival at Woden Park. My thanks to Mary de Smet for organising an excellent carnival and to the many parents who volunteered and assisted on the day. It was an excellent day and all children participated very well, showed very good sportsperson ship and clearly enjoyed themselves. In Futsal news, a team of our Year 6 boys, Tareq, Nick, Marly, Michael, Ben, Oscar, Henry and Noah, participated in the A.C.T. Championships on Monday and won every game, scoring an amazing 78 goals. The boys had only one goal scored against them. After this extraordinary effort, the boys will travel to Brisbane to participate in the National Championships. My thanks to the parents for their great support and to Mohammed for coaching the boys. Finally, in an individual effort, Ewan in Year 6, has been chosen to represent the ACT to play tennis in the Australian Teams Championships, which is being held on the Gold Coast. Well done Ewan, this is a great achievement. I am very proud of all of our students and their efforts.
We have also heard that a former student, Habibat Ogunbanwo, is a qualifier in swimming for this year's Olympics. She will be swimming for her home country, Nigeria. What an amazing acheivement.
Last weekend, students in Year 6 who are making their Confirmation participated in one of the Presentation Masses on Saturday night or Sunday morning. My thanks to Fron Garrett-Rumba, Paul Jenkins and Sarah Kennelly for their work with the students, and of course to Fr John Woods and the parish team for their support. Our Confirmation candidates receive the Sacrament next week, on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening. My thanks to all parents for their support. The Presentation Masses followed on from the Confirmation Retreat Day, which was held last Thursday, in partnership with students and staff from Holy Trinity School. Again, my thanks to our excellent teachers for their work for the students.
A reminder that parent/teacher conferences are being held next week, over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with Thursday being the evening conferences. Please book in a time to see your child’s teacher. The conferences are particularly important this year, as the reports will not have comments on them, due to technical issues with the new reporting format. Reports will go home, via the new platform Compass, on Wednesday of Week 10 (June 23rd). Bookings for the conferences can be made via Compass.
School photo day is Friday, 18th June. Photo order forms for online ordering were distributed to the students yesterday. These forms do not need to be handed back. The forms are pre-named and issued with a shoot key for each individual student which will match up with their online order.
Family/Sibling Order Forms are available for collection from the front office. A discount applies for families with 3 or more children, after purchasing individual packs for EACH child a siblings presentation pack of your choice will be free.
All students are to wear their full school uniform, with jumpers, as class photos will be taken outdoors this year (weather permitting). Individual class photos will be taken indoors.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
In this Gospel passage Jesus likens the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed that grows into an abundant tree. The Kingdom of God is not a place but a way in which the world operates. It is a kingdom that is ruled by justice and gives precedence to those who are regarded as nothing in the world. It is a kingdom of promise and hope that inspires and calls all people to more than they currently are. It is like the seed that almost magically transforms into a fully grown plant that may be harvested – apparently without any external forces. Of course, we know that plants need to be fed, watered, weeded and nurtured to ensure their proper growth. However, the Kingdom of God works in our lives in a similar way – if we feed and nurture it, the kingdom will produce a great harvest. Even if we don’t pay it attention, the kingdom is present and acting in our world.
Adapted from Greg Sunter
We thank our Year 6 families and members of the community who attended a Confirmation Presentation Mass on the weekend. It was lovely to celebrate the Eucharist together as a community.
Upcoming Confirmation Events
The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week at 6:00pm. We ask all Candidates to arrive at 5:30pm. Please keep these students in your prayers.
13/06/2021 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Praying with Children is an online resource that is designed for families with children to use at home. It includes an extract from the Sunday gospel, along with some reflection questions, family activities and a short video to watch.
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Author Visit – Dr Cameron Stelzer, The Story Doctor
On Thursday 24 June, we have a special visit from Author and Illustrator Dr Cameron Stelzer. Dr Cameron is visiting Sts Peter and Paul Primary School to run workshops with our K-6 students. K-2 students will enjoy an interactive Big Screen Book Reading and follow-along drawing activity with Cameron. Year 3-6 students will engage in a workshop exploring the combination of words and visual elements. Students and teachers are looking forward to a great day!
In conjunction with the Author Visit, Sts Peter and Paul PS families have a special opportunity to purchase signed and personalised copies of Cameron’s books at special prices. Individual books are $15 each and there are also exclusive book sets available. Students will receive an order form on the day of the workshops. Forms and payment can be returned the following morning, Friday 25 June, to the Office.
ACT Futsal Primary School Day
Congratulations to the Year 6 team who participated in this event on Monday. Not only did the boys display great sportsmanship and behaviour, but they won the ACT School Futsal Title!
A huge thank you to the parents that coordinated the organisation of this team. The following information was supplied to us from one of them.
There were over 35 teams that participated in the boys U12s age group. The boys scored a crazy 78 goals in 8 games as follows:
Game 1 – Win 10-0 – Giralang Primary School
Game 2 – Win 18-0 – Holy Family (White)
Game 3 – Win 11-1 – Macgregor Primary School (Black)
Game 4 – Win 4-1 – Curtin Primary School
Game 5 – Win 12-1 – Ainslie School
Quarter Final Game 6 – 11-0 – Macgregor Primary School (Blue)
Semi Final Game 7 – Win 6-1 – Mother Theresa
Grand final Game 8 – Win 6-3 – Holy Family (Blue)
This now qualifies the boys to play in the Nationals against the best school teams across Australia later in the year. Stay tuned for more information in relation to this as it becomes available to us.
ACT Cross Country Carnival, Wednesday 16th June
at Stromlo Forest Park, Opperman Avenue, Stromlo.
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified to represent the South/Weston Region at this carnival. Alice A, Josie A, Noah G, Ciara G, Xavier H, Anna S, Ben S, Hamish S, Kiera S, Ava T, Zoe T and Isabel W. We look forward to hearing how you go next week!
Saints Peter and Paul Athletics Carnival
A huge thank you to all of the parents and carers and St Edmund’s students who helped out at our carnival last Friday. We would not have been able to run the day without you! A big thank you also goes to all of the staff for everything they did to help make the day a success. Last, but definitely not least, congratulation to all the students for their positive participation in all of the events throughout the day.
Holding this carnival enables us to select students to represent our school at the South/Weston Region Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 18th August. Students who are turning 8 and over this year may be considered for representative selection. Information in relation to students who have qualified for this carnival and parents/spectators attending the regional carnival will be shared with you when it becomes available to us.
All students in Years 3-6 will be participating in Volleyball clinics every Wednesday for the remainder of this term. One of our coaches is Mikaela Stevens, from the Australian Women’s Volleyball Team. We hope that all the students enjoy learning some new skills.
School Sport ACT Calendar
Term and Week
Day and Date
Term Two, Week 9
Wednesday 16th June
ACT 12&U Cross Country Championships
Term Three, Week 6
Wednesday 18th August
Primary South/Weston Track and Field Carnival (Woden Park)
Term Three, Week 9
Tuesday 7th September
ACT 12&U Track and Field Championships (Woden Park)
If you ever have any questions about anything related to Sport, please don’t hesitate to get in touch email@example.com Hopefully I’ll be able to help you out!
CANTEEN IS CASHLESS
Families can make contactless payments via Qkr!
Purchase over-the-counter sale items (snacks & treats) for your child/children in a lunch order via Qkr!
you can purchase a “daily counter sales voucher” via Qkr! for your child/children to go to the canteen to collect something at lunchtime.
Canteen roster - Week 9
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Thank you helpers; your assistance is very much appreciated!
Please contact me if you are unable to help out on your day.
Are you able to help out in the canteen?
If you have any spare time and would like to help out in the canteen, PLEASE feel free to contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Term 2 canteen roster available now
Click on the link below to add your selected time to the roster.
Please ensure you have your WWVP card.
THE CANTEEN WILL BE CHANGING TO WOODEN CUTLERY, we can use up our plastic cutlery until we run out.
Alternatively, children can bring their own cutlery from home.
Please select on Qkr! If you would like the canteen to provide cutlery in your child/ren’s lunch order.
If not, we will be assuming that they are bringing cutlery from home.
Thank you to all the students who participated in today’s Special Lunch!
It’s so nice to see the children enjoying themselves sharing the same meal with their friends.
A very special THANK YOU goes to Nick, Natasha & Liz for helping out this morning!
The day would have not been successful without your help. It was very much appreciated!!!
Kindest Regards, Lauretta Raccosta “Mrs R”
OPEN TUESDAY MORNINGS
8.30 – 9.30AM
The Uniform Shop is a service for the parents and children.
We sell New & Quality Second-hand school clothing, and all money raised goes back to the school to provide resources for the children.
You can place an order via Qkr! Order on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and the item/s will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Orders need to be placed before 8.45am.
Please see SZapp for the Winter Uniform price list.
It is usual practice for most schools to offer second-hand clothing at the uniform shop to families at a discounted price. Quality second-hand clothing can only be purchased during uniform hours. We do understand that this may not be convenient for some families so please feel free to send me an email if you are unable to get to the uniform shop during its hours and I will do my best to attend your needs.
The uniform shop is limited with space, so as a guide, clothes should only be donated if washed and in perfect resalable order.
Please give any used second-hand uniform to Mrs R in the canteen, Thank you.
5 green apples, peeled, cored and cut in 2 cm cubes
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup rolled oats
225 gr unsalted butter, softened
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a large oven proof dish.
Place the apples, sugar, lemon and half the cinnamon in a large bowl and mix to combine.
Place the flour, remaining sugar, remaining cinnamon, oats and butter in a separate bowl and rub together with fingertips to combine.
Pour the apple mixture into the prepared dish and top with the crumble mixture.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and apples are soft.
Serve with ice cream.
This warming recipe is on page 72 of our 50th Anniversary Cookbook and was donated by former student, Madison Miller.
The cookbook, full of recipes from either Mrs Robyn Moore (fab cooking teacher) or donated by our school community, can be purchased for only $20 via Qkr! or eftpos (No cash please). Books can be collected from the front office.
With this cold snap we are having this week, perhaps the best thing to do is to stay inisde, snuggle down on the couch with a blanket and a book, watch a family movie, play board games, do a jigsaw puzzle, cuddle in front of a cosy fire with a mug of hot chocolate ....... stay warm.
School Sport ACT (SSACT)
Please follow this link www.schoolsportact.org.au to access all information related to School Sport ACT. The current primary school sporting calendar can be found on this page. Please ensure that you visit this page regularly as dates sometimes change due to unforeseen circumstances.
The process for registering your child for an ACT sport trial can be found below. If you need any assistance registering your child, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will hopefully be able to help you out. If you find that there are any steps missing within this process, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
SSACT Registration Process
School Sport ACT now collects all registration information online – this is to prevent the movement to and fro of a paper note and have all information readily available to officials prior to the trial. As this process incurs a fee for data storage, system maintenance and admin, a small fee payment via credit card will be required.
How to register a Student with School Sport ACT.
- Go to the School Sport ACT website schoolsportact.org.au
- Go to Register (top right corner of the homepage) and create an account.
- After completion, check your registered email to verify your account. (Always check your spam folder in case you didn't immediately receive the verification email).
- After verifying your account, Log In (top right hand corner of the homepage) using your registered email and password.
- You’ll be presented with your Parent Dashboard. From there you can start the process of registering a Student into a Trial.
- Click the green Add Student
- Complete all of the information required for your Student (e.g. Medical Details, Sport, Playing History, Preferred Position, School etc.) and save the information. (If your child is already in the system, please ensure that your child’s school is up to date in your profile.)
- Click on the trial information box and then click on the register to trial link.
- Make the small credit card payment. After payment your Principal/School Approver will receive an email for their approval to trial.
You will be able to see the process has been complete back in My Profile – once your Principal/School Approver has completed the approval process your child’s information will be collated onto a list for the Team Manager and Coach prior to trial.