- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- Winter Woolies Day
- Entertainment Books
- Earn and Learn Promotion
- PERIMETER GUARDIAN - JULY
- CANTEEN NEWS
- Canteen Roster
- Fruit Incentive Ticket Winner
- UNIFORM SHOP
- WODEN BUS INTERCHANGE
- Canberra Netball Clinic
- NETFIT HOLIDAY PROGRAM
- NATUREART HOLIDAY PROGRAM
- TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMP
On Friday we celebrated our Feast Day in style with a number of events and activities. As I mentioned last week on the 29th of June each year the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. There is evidence of this solemnity being celebrated 1200 years ago.
To honour these Saints many classes spent the morning creating decorative prayer cloths in the classrooms and spent some time learning about these important individuals who were instrumental in the establishment of the Church. The whole school celebrated Mass at 12 pm in the church which was presided over by Fr Beath in Fr John's absence. The students then engaged in a range of enriching fun activities spread across the school. Thank you to our teachers for organising these activities and also Mrs Burns for her coordination of the day. Please see pictures attached.
STPP Yrs 4-6 Parent forum on Tonight in the staffroom.
Mr Wigg and I will be hosting a forum tonight at 6 pm to discuss what STPP has to offer to students beyond Year 3. We will dispell some myths, speak about the benefits of co-educational learning and our plans for the future, particularly in the STEM space. some parents who have reflected upon this decision recently will attend and share their thoughts. Please register so I can ensure there will be a seat https://forms.gle/Zh5Qr8MgSuQL7AYG8
Even though the official enrolment period is over we are still enrolling students in many grades for next term and also next year. Next term we will be welcoming a number of new families to the school. Many of these parents work at ACT Health or the Health Department in Woden. Being so close offers these parents a unique opportunity to be apart of the school community as it is a short drive or walk to or from work to participate and volunteer in community events, assemblies or canteen. Our current enrolment message is 'It is not too late to book a tour! Contact our office to arrange a time! 62811932 or Office.Stpandp@cg.catholic.edu.au.'
Please continue to spread the word about our school from interviews with families during the enrolment period your testimonials to parents are the number one influencing factor for parents choosing our school!
One of our Kinder students Alice A competed in the ACT Cross Country Championships at Stromlo on Saturday. She was incredible and as a result of a great run, she is the ACT Under 6 Cross Country Champion. Congratulations Alice!
We draw this term to a close this week and reflecting back upon the term, it has been a very busy one. Looking back through our Facebook feed, we see the multitude of events and deep learning that has taken place in classrooms, all of which have made this term so rich.
If you are travelling for the holidays please travel safely.
Blessings and best wishes
Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day
Last Friday, we celebrated the Feast Day of our Patrons, Peter and Paul the Apostles. Fr Greg Beath celebrated Mass with us at 12pm, and in the afternoon, the students were given a choice of a variety of activities to enjoy together as a fun way to celebrate our school and our community. Thank you to staff for the contributions they made to this wonderful day.
Sunday Gospel: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
Today’s Gospel passage immediately follows the passage used last week that spelt out the difficulties of discipleship. Having explained how hard it is to be a disciple, Jesus now sends his followers out to ‘have a go’ at being a disciple. Jesus tells the disciples to travel lightly, accept hospitality where it is offered, and be gracious in eating what you are given. The disciples are to trust that they will find the resources for their mission.
Jesus also adds a warning that disciples will not always be well received. By the time of the Gospel, Christians had begun to experience persecution from Rome and some have been martyred for their faith.
Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 – Registrations Closing
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish of the Transfiguration, North Woden on Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, and again on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7pm at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 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.
At this point, the parish is requesting additional host families for homegroups. Please contact Catherine at the Parish office if you are able to be a host.
Blessings for the holidays,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Gardening Club Pop Up Stall
Tomorrow 4th July, the Gardening Club will be having a pop up stall in the school foyer before and after assembly. We will be selling some parsley plants, (and celery plants if they are ready), that we have been growing as part of Gardening Club. If you would like to purchase one of these, please bring a gold coin along to the assembly tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there!
Winter Woolies Day - Thursday 4th July
Students are invited to dress up in their snuggliest trackies, ugg boots, PJ’s or onesie - whatever they’re most comfortable and warm in. They are also asked to please bring a donation towards our St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.
Kinder - 'School Lunches' - Spreads & Snacks
Year 1 - 'Breakfast Foods' - UHT Milk, Cereal, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, etc.
Year 2 - Pasta/Rice & Pasta/Packet Sauce
3/4 Blue & Maroon - Tinned Food
3/4 White & Yellow - 'Toiletries' - Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, etc.
5/6 - 'Baby Needs' - Nappies, Wipes, Food Pouches, Formula, New Baby Beanies, Socks & Mittens
A big thank you to all those families who have purchased an Entertainment Book. If you haven’t yet bought yours now is the perfect time. With the school holidays nearly upon us, the book is packed with hundreds of offers for your to enjoy and to help save on outings, activities, dining, shopping – to name just a few.
Earn and Learn Stickers
The Earn and Learn Promotion has now finished. Thank you to the many families who supported our school. If you have any remaining stickers or sticker sheets at home, please drop them into the box outside of the Learning Support Room before 3.30pm tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. Thank you.
Term 3, Week 1
9 - 11.30
Thank you helpers, your assistance is very much appreciated.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help or unable to make your shift. Thank you
The Fruit Incentive ticket winner for last week was Isabella T, 1M. Congratulations Isabella, 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