- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- SEASONS FOR GROWTH
- COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
- CANTEEN NEWS
- CANTEEN SPECIAL LUNCH
- UNIFORM SHOP
- WRITING FUN
- RECIPES FROM MRS MOORE
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- STUDENT AND FAMILY COUNSELLOR
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT
- ST CLARE'S COLLEGE
- ST MARY MCKILLOP COLLEGE
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back to the first week of relatively normal school functioning. I hope the week has started well for you all.
Return to School
Our children from Kindergarten – Year 6 have returned this week and it has been lovely having them back. We have had almost all children return and it has been excellent to have them at school with their friends. The children have settled back into routine very well and are adjusting to school life relatively easily. I would like to take this opportunity to again thank the parent community for their great support: the numerous words wishing us well; and the gifts of cakes, chocolates, coffees, pizzas and the like have all contributed to the staff feeling very supported by your great acts of kindness. Thank you all. The children are adapting to the new routines, particularly the hygiene routines. If I could please remind the parent community of some of the necessary protocols in place:
- Please provide a hand towel each day for your son/daughter, as the children will be washing their hands more regularly.
- Please adhere to the unfortunately necessary restrictions of movement around the school: a minimum of two people in the front office area, and for the time being, we are asking parents to refrain from attending daily morning assemblies and Friday assemblies.
- Pick up and drop offs each morning are now solely at the carline.
These restrictions are temporary and we look forward to welcoming our parents back onto the school grounds, at assemblies and the like, as soon as restrictions lift across the education sector. In this matter, we are guided by protocols set by the Catholic Education Office. Thank you for your support. Please contact me if you have any queries.
Congratulations to Stella Holm, Anna Scanlan, Carmelline Tantri and Lilia Wilson (all in Year 3) who make up a big part of the under 12 Div. 4 Warriors Basketball Team and who were just announced as the Div. 4 champions for the ACT Basketball Junior Club Competition 19/20 summer season. The girls went through the season undefeated and were 2 games away from the grand final when COVID19 restrictions brought the season to a close. Even more impressive was their capacity to work together and support each other, and as is always the case in such circumstances, individual skills and talents increased when the girls worked together and supported each other. I would also like to affirm the strong spirit of reconciliation that Warriors Basketball club (which has strong indigenous roots) brings to its teams and to the competition. Congratulations girls, we are very proud of you.
A reminder that our enrolment period continues for the rest of this week, before it formally comes to an end on Friday. As I did last week, I encourage all of our parents to visit our website and/or Facebook page, and leave a positive comment encouraging prospective parents to consider the school. We are currently tracking very well with Kindergarten enrolments which bodes well for 2021.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
A very warm welcome back to all of our students this week, it is so wonderful to be together again, we have missed you all very much.
Sunday Gospel: The Ascension of the Lord, Year A. Matthew 28:16-20
This week we hear the story of the Ascension from Matthew’s Gospel, which is quite different to other recounts of this story. It is a short Gospel passage known as ‘The Great Commission’. This is because Jesus is commissioning his disciples to go out to the world and spread the good news. Jesus’ disciples are charged to ‘Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations.’ This is the basis of the missionary work in the Church that has gone on since that day.
Christ who ascended into heaven in his body, carries on what he began through the Church. The Gospel ends with the promise of Jesus, ‘I am with you always’. We have not been left alone; we have the Holy Spirit. We have not been left alone; we have each other. Together we make up the new body of Christ. What a powerful message as we gather together as a school community once again!
Religious Education Website - Transfiguration Parish
Although we are no longer Remote Learning, the “Parish of Transfiguration” website is still being updated weekly and features the Sunday Gospel of the coming week, as well as reflection questions, and other resources and ideas for families who want to grow in faith together. This week, we look at the practice of Lectio Divina, and how this can be done with kids. We hope the site will be engaging and enriching for the families in our communities of Holy Trinity and Saints Peter and Paul.
Fr John has uploaded a video for our families, and the Parish Youth Ministers, Maddie and Grace have added content to the site also, so I encourage you to take a look.
Below is a link to the site for this week.
Our Youth Ministers have also created a Facebook page. Please check it out and 'like' it to support young people in our Parish ( @NorthWodenParishTrasfiguaration ).
Welcome back once again, God bless,
Religious Education Coordinator
On Tuesday, 19th of May, a small group of Sts Peter and Paul Students began participating in the Seasons for Growth Program.
Please keep these students in your thoughts and prayers as they journey through the Seasons for Growth program, exploring the impact of change and loss on every-day life and learning new ways to respond to these changes.
Transition Back to School
If you find that your child is experiencing some difficulties transitioning back to the routine of school, here are some ideas to assist your child with the transition:
- Be guided by your child as to their needs
- Be open to having conversations and listen to their concerns
- Talk to them in order to start preparing them for the change
- Use a calendar to count down the days
- Stick to a routine
- Focus on what you are doing to stay safe, it helps the children to feel like they have some control over the situation.
- Read stories about going to school
- Look after yourself!
- The following external resources are also available to support your mental health and wellbeing:
- Headspace https://headspace.org.au/covid-19/
- Beyondblue – COVID19 https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/
- Lifeline – Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
- The following external resources are also available to support your mental health and wellbeing:
For further information, please feel free to contact me on email@example.com
Stage 3 Teacher/ School Chaplain
NO CASH COUNTER SALES AT LUNCHTIME
Canteen will not be accepting cash during these current times.
Families can make contactless payment via Qkr!
Purchase counter sale items (snacks & treats) for your child/children in a lunch order which will be delivered to them
or you can purchase a “counter sales voucher” on Qkr! for your child/children to go to the canteen to collect something at lunchtime.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Canteens
*** Mrs R is so excited that everyone is back at school, she wants to celebrate with a special lunch day! ***
WEDNESDAY 27 MAY
So, gather together with your friends and enjoy a couple of party pies, drink & a treat for $6.00
Orders available on Qkr! now
Download the app on your mobile phone to place your order.
ORDERS CLOSE 9am ON FRIDAY 22 MAY!
Gluten free & vegetarian options are available.
No counter sales or other lunch orders will be available on that day.
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 our website for the Winter Uniform price list.
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 its’ hours and I will do my best to attend your needs.
DUE TO COVID19, the Uniform Shop is asking for NO more second-hand donations during this time please.
UNIFORM SHOP BOOKINGS
With the need for social distancing amongst adults, the Uniform Shop will be appointment only for the foreseeable future.
Please click on the link below to book your time slot.
A reminder that items order through QKR! will be delivered to your child’s classroom to be sent home.
During this time of readjustment choir will remain suspended.
We will assess the situation as things settle back into routine and aim to start back with our rehearsals ASAP.
Thank you for your understanding,
MIXED BERRY AND COCONUT BREAD
1c mixed berries
2 1/2c self raising flour
150g butter, melted
Preheat oven to 200 degrees, grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Sift flour and cinnamon into a large bowl, add sugar and coconut and mix, then make a well in the centre.
Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and butter in a separate bowl and gently fold this into the dry ingredients.
Fold in the mixed berries until just combined.
Fill tin with mixture and bake for 45 mins, unitl golden.
NOTE This yummy recipe can be found on page 129 of our Saints Peter and Paul 50th Anniversary Cookbook.
- No cash accepted on buses - please use MyWay
- Top up (and register) your MyWay card
- Use the rear door to enter and exit on buses
- Be aware that light rail vehicles have auto doors opening at all stops
- Where possible maintain physical distancing
- No front seat access on buses
- Always practice good hygiene