Welcome to Term 3, the year is certainly flying by. On Monday we welcomed Mr Wigg into our community as well as a number of new students. This week we have a total of 9 new students who will start with us. I am sure you will join me in welcoming them to our school community.
I will be taking paternity leave for two weeks sometime in the near future as my wife and I are expecting our second child at any time. Mr Wigg will be Acting Principal in my absence.
You may notice some significant works were completed in the school over the holidays as apart of our Hall and Front office renovation. The hall has had extensive demolition works completed and the ceiling painted. The canteen and the area outside Music and Oshclub have also had a much needed refresh in preparation for work to continue in the next two weeks.
There may be some alternative entrances to the school and areas closed off in the coming weeks as these works continue. We will have signs and barricades to indicate new travel paths and areas that will be blocked off. As the works are mainly cosmetic, these areas should only be blocked for short periods of time. We will endeavour to write about this in the newsletter each week for your information.
STPP Yrs 4-6 Parent forum
Thank you to the number of parents who attended our forum in week 10 last term. If you were unable to make it, we spoke about a number of things including my own journey through single sex schooling, our learning environments, STEM plans, some research around single sex education and also some figures of students who have gone to a single sex environment and what years they are typically making this change. We heard from some past students who chose to stay on at Saints Peter and Paul until Year 6 and also heard from parents who have pondered this decision recently. I have included the link to our presentation below. If you would like to discuss any of the content please see myself or Mr Wigg at any time.
Myth: Academic achievement of school students is better at single-sex schools
Kinder 100 Days
Kindergarten will be celebrating their 100th day at school on Friday. It feels like yesterday they started and they have grown up so much in the last 2 terms. Congratulations Kinder on this special achievement and I look forward to celebrating with you!
NAIDOC Prayer Celebration
We will be holding our NAIDOC Prayer Celebration on Thursday afternoon, all are welcome at 2:15 pm in the hall.
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, 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.
A reminder that there will be a Parent Information Night (PIN) to be held next week on Tuesday, 30th July at the Parish Centre. Monsignor John has emphasised how important attendance at this PIN is. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Parish office; you will be able to coordinate a time to collect the workbook and necessary paperwork from the parish secretary.
Sunday Gospel: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
This week’s Gospel, Luke 11:1-13, invites us to reflect on prayer - it is in this part of Luke’s Gospel that Jesus teaches his disciples The Lord’s Prayer. Prayer is vital for us as Christians as we seek to build and foster our relationship with Jesus. Whether our prayers be praise, contrition, thanksgiving or petition, prayer allows us to recognise our need for God. In this Gospel Jesus instructs us to ask for what we need. He assures us that God is more than willing to meet our needs, if we are humble in our acknowledgment and request.
As in the longer version of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew, the prayer follows a distinct pattern that is itself an instruction on the nature of prayer. First there is focus solely upon God, and only after this do the petitions turn to address human need (for sustenance, for forgiveness and finally for protection in the hour of trial).
Dates for your Diary:
Thursday 25th July – 2:15pm Prayer Celebration in honour of NAIDOC week led by 5/6M
Tuesday 30th July – Parent Information Night for the Sacrament of Confirmation, 6:00pm at the Parish Centre
Tuesday 6th August – Parish Feast day of the Transfiguration, to be celebrated by the school community at Holy Trinity Curtin, Mass at 12:00pm.
Blessings for the week ahead,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
|Class||Merit Award||Spirit Award|
|KW||Sofia STM and Evelyn B||Joshua V|
|1M||Xavier H and Isabel W||Dushan D|
|1W||Khaled A and Ariella J||Toby T|
|2M||Sienna G and Tara W||Hamish S|
|2W||Jude H and Kenzo J.J||Olivia F|
|3/4B||Patrice and Thomas B||Isabella|
|3/4M||Oscar W and Ben S||Devanshi S|
|3/4W||Jordan G and Evie C||Khalid A|
|3/4Y||Mitchell B and Eva A||Ayman B|
|5/6M||Eloise H and Grace M||Tenzin P|
|5/6W||Ruby S and Imogen H||Mirella A|
This Friday 26th July is National Tree Day. To celebrate this day Sts Peter and Paul will be planting a fruit tree near the kitchen garden. The Gardening Club children will help to prepare the space and plant the tree after lunch. We can’t wait to be a part of this national event.
To continue to celebrate Entertainment Book’s 25th Birthday in style we have a brand new promotion coming your way this week.
Order from our online page between 23/7/19 & 11.59 p.m. on 28/7/19 and receive a bonus $10 Woolworths eGift Card.
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.
Term 3, Week 2
9 - 11.30
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 Lilia Wilson, 2W. Congratulations Lilia, 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