- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- COUNCIL CLIPPINGS
- STS P&P SOCIAL COMMITTEE
- MATHS CHALLENGE
- SPECIAL LUNCH THANK YOU
- CANTEEN VOLUNTEER ROSTER
- FRUIT INCENTIVE TICKET WINNER
- UNIFORM SHOP
- QUESTACON HOLIDAY PROGRAM
- TENNIS HOLIDAY PROGRAM
- TRANSFIGURATION YOUTH GROUP
- REMINDER - BLACKFRIARS LECTURE
- LIFELINE JULY BOOKFAIR
- RSTA HOLIDAY CAMPS
- MERICI COLLEGE 60th CONCERT
- PARENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING
- TEEN START UP AVIATION CAMP
- PERIMETER GUARDIAN - JUNE
Yesterday I emailed to announce the appointment of Mr Gareth Wigg as our Acting Assistant Principal for the remainder of the school year. Mr Wigg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are excited to have him join us. There will be opportunities over the next two weeks for the students to meet Mr Wigg before his formal commencement at the beginning of Term 3.
Yesterday our school hosted a Block Grant Authority panel who are assessing an application we have put forward to redevelop the senior end of the school. The application will look to enlarge classrooms by reclaiming underutilised spaces and turn these spaces into contemporary classrooms with breakout spaces and flexible furniture. This development will also see the introduction of an AV area with tiered seating, makerspace wet areas, staff workspaces & redeveloped courtyard. It is an exciting project that if successful, will occur in 2020 and totally transform our learning environments for senior students.
Lock on the Front door
We have recently installed a magnetic lock on our front door to continue to provide the safest learning experiences for the children at our school. The lock will engage during the school day, and people wishing to gain access will need to be buzzed into the school from the office. We will have a buzzer installed in the coming days to alert Trish that people wish to gain entry.
Review of Counselling and Wellbeing Services
In the interests of ensuring our students have access to high-quality programs and systems to support their wellbeing, Catholic Education is conducting a review of the wellbeing services and programs that are currently available in our schools.
As a key stakeholder, we seek your input into this process of review. We therefore invite you to complete an online survey which may be accessed by following the hyperlink:
In advance, we thank you for taking the time to share your insights and perspectives.
At the conclusion of the process, we will report to you on our findings and related plans for the future to ensure that the services available to our students are of the highest quality.
CENSUS – Special Circumstances
If your family is going on an extended holiday and will be absent from school for the whole period 24th June, 2019 to the 2nd August, 2019 inclusive, please forward a written explanation of absence to the child’s teacher before you leave. Please include the date student will be on leave and the date the student will return to school. We require this information to comply with Government Census obligations. Thank you.
Blessings and best wishes
Sacrament of Confirmation 2019
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish of the Transfiguration, North Woden on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 7pm at Holy Trinity, and again on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 7pm at Saints Peter and Paul, Garran.
There will be a Parent Information Night on 30th July at the Parish Centre.
Who is Eligible?
Children who have already celebrated their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and are in Year 6 or above may be enrolled.
How to Enrol
To enrol your child, please access or download the Qkr! App.
- Search ‘North Woden Transfiguration’.
- You will then create a profile. One your profile is completed you can click into Parish (2nd collection, Sacraments) and follow through to Confirmation.
Sacrament of First Eucharist & Parish Mass – Thank you
Last Sunday, at the 9:30am Mass, a number of our Year 4 students celebrated their First Eucharist. It was a beautiful celebration of communion for the children and their families. Thank you to Mrs Trish Collis for leading the music, and to the teachers who were able to attend Mass and support the students. Thank you also to the Stage 2 teachers, and the parents who led homegroups in order to effectively prepare the students to receive the sacrament.
Sunday Gospel: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Year C
This week, the second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate a second solemnity, which marks our return to Ordinary Time. It is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. At one time, this day was called Corpus Christi, Latin for “the Body of Christ.”
This Sunday’s Gospel - The feeding of the 5,000 - is the only one of Jesus' miracles to appear in all four Gospels, and features obvious Eucharistic overtones. Five loaves and two fish would not have been much of a meal for Jesus and the Twelve, much less the crowd that is said to have gathered on this occasion. Jesus’ actions over the food are brief but significant. He blessed it; he broke it; and he gave it as food.
North Woden Youth Ministry - Transfiguration Youth Group
The North Woden Youth Ministry Transfiguration Youth Group (TYG), will be held this Sunday June 23rd4:30pm-5:30pm at Holy Trinity, Curtin. TYG is aimed at children from our parish in Years 4-6. Mass will follow the youth group at 5:30pm. The youth group will be facilitated by our Youth Minister Sarah Pearson.
Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day
We will be celebrating the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul On Friday 28th June (week 9). We will be having Mass at 12pm, followed by an afternoon of activities for the children to enjoy. All parents and members of the community are warmly invited to join us for Mass.
Dates for your Diary:
Thursday 20th June – 2:15pm Growth Assembly, showcasing Stage 2.
Friday 21st June – 9:15am Saints Peter and Paul Playgroup
Sunday 23rd June – 4:30pm Parish Youth Group, held at the Parish Centre, Curtin.
Friday 28th June – 12pm Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul
Blessings for the week ahead,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Week 8 Term 2
The School Community Council met last Tuesday 18 June. We were joined by our newly appointed acting Assistant Principal, Gareth Wigg.
As usual, the Council considered a range of issues but the main focus of the meeting was a discussion around uniform. Lauretta Raccosta provided feedback from parents and as a result the following was decided:
- Following complaints around the difficulty of keeping our white sports tops clean, a mostly maroon sports polo (pictured below) will be introduced - note that the final design will have a white School crest in the top left of the shirt. The polo will only be available in short sleeves but students can wear a white long sleeve top underneath in the cooler weather. The current white shirts can still be worn by students but once current stock has run out, only the maroon shirt will be for sale as new at the Uniform Shop.
- The Uniform Shop will sell T-shirts in house colours that can be worn for swimming and athletics carnivals and any other designated events. They will not be compulsory, but are provided for parent convenience.
- A new type of wide-brimmed school hat will be phased in that has a toggled drawstring around the head that can be adjusted to ensure it stays on especially while children are running around. Existing hats can continue to be worn and legionnaire caps will continue to be available for sale for parents and students who prefer that style.
Please note also that there will be a meeting of the Social Committee this Thursday 20 June at Lorraine Newnham’s house, starting at 7:30pm. All interested parents are welcome to attend. If you can’t make it but would like to help out with any activities run by the Committee, please email the Council inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Information Checklists
During the past week, checklists were distributed to all students to take home. It is important that our records are up to date. Please check your child’s details, sign in the space and return it to school by this Friday. The form needs to be signed and returned even if there are no changes to any details. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.
Thank you to those families who have paid their fees for Term 2. If you haven’t already done so, please attend to this matter as soon as possible. Thank you.
Entertainment Books are selling fast – buy yours today and start to redeem your bargains immediately. They are great value at $60 each and gives you access to over $20,000 worth of bargains. Click on the link below to purchase yours today. Share it with your friends too!
Books are also available from the school office and can also be purchased on the Qkr! app. The book will be sent home with your child once payment is received.
Congratulations to Lilia W, who was the first and youngest student to submit an answer with working in this week's Numeracy challenge. She received a 3D puzzle that goes out and up for her efforts. See the solution below. Did you solve the problem using the following solution? Which one did you use another method? If you made an error, can you identify where your error occurred?
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 special THANK YOU goes to Maggie, Ange, Eleen, SooMi, Sofie, Luke, Andrew and Mark for helping out this morning! Your help was very much appreciated!!!
Kindest Regards, Lauretta Raccosta “Mrs R”
Term 2, Week 9
Sts P&P Feast Day
Thank you helpers, your assistance is very much appreciated.
Please contact me on email@example.com if you are able to help or unable to make your shift. Thank you.
The Fruit Incentive ticket winner for last week was Harper d.S, KW. Congratulations Harper, you have won a $2.00 voucher to spend at the canteen. Please see Mrs R at the Canteen to collect your voucher.
Do you want to win a $2 voucher to spend at the Canteen? Simply purchase fresh or frozen fruit from the Canteen and be in the weekly draw to WIN!!
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 the Skoolbag app for the Winter Uniform price list.
Beanies can be purchased at the canteen on Wednesdays, Thursday & Fridays (CASH ONLY PLEASE)
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 opening 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.
Canteen and Uniform Shop Manager
MERICI 60 CONCERT
As part of Merici College’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, a very special concert and fundraiser will be held on Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August in the College Auditorium, Wise Street Braddon. The concert starts at 7.00pm (arrival and seating at 6.30pm) on both nights. Walk down memory lane as each decade is revisited through dance, music, drama performances, Alumni reflections and current students highlighting life at Merici College. Tickets and refreshment packages available at www.trybooking.com/BCWAY. All funds raised will be used to improve indoor and outdoor learning spaces for students.