Dear Parents and Carers,
What a big year we have had! From renovations, plays, carnivals, concerts and more we have certainly had some exciting times. One only needs to scroll back through our Facebook feed to get a recap and also view the incredible opportunities for learning our students have engaged in this year.
It has been a big year for me both personally and professionally and I am certainly looking forward to the holiday period and spending more time with my family before returning to my role as Assistant Principal next year. I want to thank you, the parents, for your support this year and in particular the members of the community council who have been, and continue to be, great advocates and supporters of the school.
On Monday night we farewelled our graduating class for 2019 with a dinner at the Southern Cross Club in Woden. These students have been fantastic leaders and role models for their peers and I wish them every success as they move onto high school. I spoke at the graduation of the 4 F’s that the students should focus on in their teenage years to ensure their success, these being Family & Friends, Faith and Fun. All are important to ensure you are guided in the right direction during your teenage years. We also saw the end of an era for several families with their youngest graduating after many years of association with the school. I wish these families all the best as they leave this great community.
Mr Garreth Wigg has been appointed the Assistant Principal of Sts Peter and Paul Primary School Goulburn for the 2020 school year. We thank Mr Wigg for his leadership over the last six months and the enthusiastic energy and passion he brings to school life. We congratulate him on his appointment, and wish him all the best for the future.
I wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas.
Blessings and best wishes
Sunday Gospel: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A. Matthew 1:18-24
In Matthew’s Gospel the focus of Jesus’ birth is on Joseph. It is Joseph who receives an annunciation that the child has been conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is interesting to read the story from this perspective.
In this Gospel, we see that Jesus begins his life as do many children, in the midst of anxiety, hope and much that is unknown. The future lies hidden from Joseph, as the future of any child lies hidden from its parents. Joseph trusts this future into God’s hands. Perhaps this is the image we adults need at Christmas. When we look at the crib scenes of the child resting peacefully in a manger, or the arms of Mary, dare we believe that even as adults we can rest as peacefully in the arms of God? Adult and child are one in this divine birth of Emmanuel, God-with-us.
Year 6 Graduation Mass
On Friday, 13th December at 12:00pm, the Sts Peter and Paul community celebrated the Graduation of our Year Six students with a Mass. Families and Staff that are leaving in 2019 were also honoured. It was a wonderful and prayerful celebration. Thank you to Fr John, Mrs Kain and the Stage Three team for all of their contributions to this celebration.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Thank you to all families who contributed to this year’s St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. There are many families in our local Woden area who will benefit greatly from our community’s generosity. On Tuesday of this week, Tony from the local St Vincent de Paul Conference attended morning assembly and collected our contributions, thanking the children on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.
A reminder that Children’s liturgy will be happening at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church’s 9:30 Sunday Mass this week. All children who are Primary school aged (and smaller if they bring a parent/carer) are welcome to attend.
Dates for your Diary:
Sunday 22nd December – Children’s Liturgy will run during regular Sunday Mass 9:30am at Garran
Blessings for a safe holiday break,
Religious Education Coordinator
To the Saints Peter and Paul school community,
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all very much for the chance to be a part of this wonderful school. It may have only be been for a short time, but it was certainly a good time. I have felt welcomed and respected by the entire school community from Day 1 and I will revel in the chance to speak so highly of this school community amongst my peers and friends for many years to come.
The last six months have been a spiritually, professionally and personally enriching time for me. I would especially like to thank the teachers, students and parents of Stage 3 who somehow have managed to cram a year’s worth of excellent experiences, support and friendship in such a short amount of time. I will be sure to touch base with members of the school community as often as possible and be privy to the achievements and contributions of the bright citizens of the world that Saints Peter and Paul will no doubt produce.
I wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas, and continued success in 2020 and beyond.
Christmas break volunteers for Mr Marsham’s garden
WE HAVE ONLY A FEW VOLUNTEERS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPARE TIME (IT WON'T TAKE LONG) PLEASE CONTACT ROBYN MOORE
We are organising a roster for the care and maintenance of our vegetable garden over the Christmas break
If your family could spare a week or weekend,
watering and picking and storing our produce, we would love to hear from you
Please email your name, contact details and availability to
Thank you from the Gardening Club
Today was the last day for lunch orders.
If your child ordered a product that was unavailable, it was substituted with something to the same value or like.
Canteen is closed TOMMOROW, last day of term for cleaning and first Wednesday of Term 1 for set up.
It will reopen again on Thursday 6 February 2020.
If you would like to help out in the canteen in 2020
please email me your details
Thank you, Lauretta Raccosta, Canteen Manager
Lauretta.Raccosta@cg.catholic.edu.au or 6281 1932
Healthy Kids, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Canteens
Are you able to help out in the canteen in 2020?
Parent/carer helpers are most welcome in the Canteen. A lending hand is always required and very much appreciated. Helping in the Canteen is a great opportunity to meet new people and make a valuable contribution to the school. No doubt your child/ren will get a buzz from seeing you at the school.
So 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, or just pop into the canteen and say hi!
A delicious cuppa will be provided!
The Canteen can provide a spot where the little tots can play and be safe!
Do you want to help out in the Canteen and have a little one with you? Well, bring your child along! We have the ability to set up a small playpen in front of the canteen where your child/ren can still see you and be safe. The play area is not a permanent fixture but can be set up at a moments notice. If you are interested in using this facility or wish to discuss further, please feel free to call or email me.
Kindest Regards, Lauretta Raccosta “Mrs R”, Canteen Manager
Healthy Kids, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Canteens
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