- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- REC APPOINTMENT
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- Science Day
- Science Day Photos
- Athletics Ribbons
- Crazy Sock Day
- Gardening Club
- Netball Report
- CANTEEN NEWS
- Fruit Incentive Ticket Winner
- Canteen Week Winners
- UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
- PERIMETER GUARDIAN
- Spring Holidays at Questacon
- GSharp Guitar Tuition
- Canberra School of Tennis
- Tennis Canberra Holiday Camps
- OZ Coding
- Girls' Programming Network
- LEGO Workshop
Yesterday we had a brilliant day of fun-filled Science! The day saw students creating crazy kites, shoebox solar ovens, self-watering pot plants, bubble devices, spinning tops, paper helicopters, milk carton bird feeders, blow-a-boats, snow globes, magnet mazes, catapults and cardboard cars - all made by the students under the excellent leadership of the Year 6 Leaders and their Year 5 assistants. A huge thank you to Mr Jenkins for his organisation and coordination of the day. It would not have been possible without all his efforts!
On Thursday last week our Year 6 students received the Sacrament of Confirmation in an intimate and personal Mass at Sts Peter and Paul church. The Mass was presided over by Archbishop Christopher and Fr John. Congratulations to all involved in this special night!
Classes for 2020
I am pleased to advise that Catholic Education has approved a 12th class for the 2020 school year on the back of strong enrolments. This extra class will mean that we will be back to 2 kindergarten classes for the 2020 school year.
After a selection panel process, I am pleased to announce that Mrs Stephanie Burns has been appointed the permanent Religious Education Coordinator at Sts Peter and Paul from the beginning of the 2020 school year. Congratulations, Mrs Burns on your appointment. Please see the letter on the next page.
Jenny St George is moving on to a new role after many years of managing our communications and newsletter in the school. This has opened up an opportunity for a replacement communications/marketing officer which may be of interest to a suitably qualified and experienced person in our community. The role is for 4 hours a week and attached is the position description:
Duty Statement – Communications/Marketing Officer
• Receive, collate and prepare the information for the weekly school newsletter.
• Produce and distribute the newsletter.
• Update school Google calendar and website as required.
• Applicants should be experienced in the use of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.
• Ability to learn other Information Technology systems quickly (e.g. our school website tool Schoolzine). Training and tutorials are available.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail.
• Excellent organisational skills.
The successful applicant must have a current Working with Vulnerable People card. Remuneration will be paid via the casual general employee award in the NSW And ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and a short paragraph explaining why you would be suitable for this role to email@example.com
We are still in need of managers for 4 teams at Boorowa and referees for our touch teams. If you could assist, please contact Paul Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org. Team lists will be sent home this week.
Catholic Schools Netball Carnival
We are still looking for coaches and managers for our Netball teams at the Catholic Schools Netball Carnival. We also require referees who can be older siblings who have played or coached netball previously. If you could assist, please contact Paul Jenkins email@example.com. Team lists will be sent home this week.
Hall Renovation Update
This week much of the painting in the reception area is underway, or complete and other finishes have been hung. The storage frames in the hall have been installed and are nearing completion. Work has moved to the canteen corridor with new wall finishes being installed in the coming days.
A reminder that the front of the school will not be accessible during the school holidays. All-access will be via the rear of the school.
Blessings and best wishes
Sunday Gospel: Luke 16:19-31, Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
In the Old Testament, it is very clear that how well the people are living in relationship with God is measured by how well the very least in the society are being treated. Time and again, God makes it clear to the people, through the prophets, that what they are expected to do is live in right relationship with one another and with God.
In this week’s Gospel, the rich man lives in extravagant luxury but ignores the plight of Lazarus who is starving at his door. (This is not the same Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead.) Both men die and, as Jesus taught over and over again, the poor man Lazarus is welcomed into the kingdom of God but the rich man, who ignored his neighbour, is not.
On Thursday 19th September, a number of our Year 6 students from our Parish celebrated their Confirmation. Congratulations to these students, it was a prayerful and moving celebration as these young people were confirmed in our faith. The Archbishop commented on how reverent the children and their families were, and how much he enjoyed celebrating with our community.
A special thank you to all the parents, staff, families and parishioners who supported the children through this Sacrament, and to Monsignor John Woods and Archbishop Christopher Prowse, who celebrated both Masses with our students.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 2019
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in the Parish of the Transfiguration, North Woden on Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Curtin
There will be a Parent Information Night on 15th October at 6:00pm at the Parish Centre at Curtin.
Who is Eligible?
Children who have been baptised, and are in Year 3 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 Reconciliation.
Please note that all enrolments must be finalised by Friday 27th September, 2019
On Monday 21st October (Week 2, Term 4) we will be celebrating Grandparent’s Day at Saint Peter and Paul. Mass will be celebrated at 12:00pm, and following Mass, Grandparent’s and Special Friends will be welcomed into classrooms to visit with the children, sharing a book and some quiet activities. At 1:10pm, all Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to have afternoon tea in the hall, sharing a cuppa and a scone while admiring the beautiful portraits the children have created. It promises to be a lovely celebration of the beautiful bond between children and their grandparents. More information regarding the event will be disseminated in Week 1 of Term 4.
Dates for your Diary:
Monday 21st October (week 2, Term 4) – Grandparent’s Day Mass at 12pm, Garran.
Blessings for the week ahead,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
New App for School communication
We have had a lot more families download the app this week. Please make sure you have switched before the beginning of Term 4 when Skoolbag will be turned off!
For more information about the SZapp, please see the following links. If you need any further information, please contact the school.
Download and installation guide- http://www.schoolzine.com/szapp-installation
FAQ about SZapp- http://www.schoolzine.com/szapp
Firstly a big thank you and congratulations to the Year 6's (plus a couple of Year 5's) Science Day Leaders.
They did a wonderful job of leading our school through the activities during Science Day on Tuesday.
Thank you to all of the parents and families who donated recycled materials for our Science Day, it was very much appreciated.
Well done to all of the staff and students who came dressed as scientists. Your efforts made it a fantastic day!
This year many students entered our first Science Fair. There are many science experiment posters on display in the Library corridor.
Please take the opportunity to come and see the fantastic science work on display. The entries will be judged this week and prizes awarded.
Crazy Sock Day
On Friday the 27th of September (last day of term), we will be having crazy sock day. Everyone is asked to wear their craziest socks and bring in a gold coin donation to raise money for Catholic Mission. Catholic Mission works internationally with the Catholic Church in Australia. The organisation gets Australians to raise funds for their missions in Australia and around the world. They live by the message “life and love of Jesus Christ”.
Gardening Club Market Stall and Woolworths Discovery Garden
We will be holding our final Market Stall for the term tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 26th September), before and after the awards assembly. If you would like to purchase some parsley, celery, rosemary, spinach leaves or lemons, please bring in a gold coin donation. Thank you so much for your support of our Kitchen Garden.
Thank you so much to all of the families that have already donated some Woolworths Discovery Garden seed kits! We are still accepting any that you aren’t going to use at home and they can be brought to 2 White. We can’t wait to plant and care for these in the coming months as part of our Gardening Club. We are hoping to feature some of the flowers in a new garden bed in the school, so watch this space!!!
It was a wet and wild morning down at the netball courts on Saturday morning for the Juniors Grand Finals. Our Year 6 team was playing against Bullants for the Division 1 Grand Final. Bullants were undefeated all season, and had beaten us 4 times over the season so we went in knowing it was going to be a tough game. We were down 10-7 at half time. By ¾ time (and a lot more rain) we were 15-15 and it was getting exciting. The team gave it everything they had for the last ¼ and ended up with a fantastic 19-18 win.
Thanks to all the supporters at the game, it was great to have you cheering the team on.
Congratulations girls– it was a fantastic game of netball and a well earned win. You played as a team and you didn’t give up. It was your best game of the season and you came away champions. What a way to end the season!
No Over-The-Counter sales this Friday
The Canteen will not be open for counter sales at lunch time this Friday after eating time due to stock take. Families can purchase counter sales items for their child/children on Qkr! and it will be provided to them via lunch orders during lunchtime.
Canteen Volunteer Roster - Week 1, Term 4
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!!
Tennis Canberra Holiday Camps @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club
- Camp 1: September 30th, October 1st & 2nd
- Camp 2: October 9th- 11th
- Morning, Half & Full Day options available
Free Trial - Term 3 - Give Tennis A Go!
We invite new players to our sport to a free trial before Term 4. This is a great opportunity for all students to see if tennis is the sport for them. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free trial and our team will get back to you with the best options.
After-School & Weekend Coaching - Term 4
Run by Tennis Australia professional at a Tennis Canberra Club near you. Our coaches are excited to see many new players hit our courts in the Spring. Learn a sport they can play for life.
Phone: 0416 186 121