- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RE NEWS
- NAPLAN TIMETABLE
- SCHOOL BUS SERVICES
- LEARNING SUPPORT SENSORY WALL
- MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
- JOIN THE MAY READING CHALLENGE
- READING LOG
- WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
- PARENT ADVICE MAY 2019
- CANTEEN VOLUNTEER ROSTER
- FRUIT INCENTIVE WINNER
- NEW MENU ITEMS
- CANTEEN WINTER MENU
- UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
- BLACKFRIARS LECTURE SERIES
I hope that Easter was a time of special blessings for you and your family. I trust that you enjoyed the four-day break and the chance to relax with family and friends. Year Two shared a special celebration with us on Monday which encouraged us to continue the work of Jesus by living like Jesus. Our Easter season continues for 50 days after Easter until the disciples were filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Congratulations Sarah Kennelly
Congratulations to Sarah Kennelly who graduated from ACU on Friday 12th of April with a dual Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) degree. We wish Sarah all the best with a long and successful career ahead of her.
Hall and Office Renovation project
Our hall and front office renovation project is in full swing and we are on track to have these renovations occur during the Term 2 holidays. A finishes board will be on display in the front foyer if you would like to see some of the proposed finishes to be used in the project. Next week, we will have some times to take interested members of the community on a walk and talk showcase of our project. See the newsletter next week for dates and times.
Open Days and Enrolment Period
Tomorrow we have our first school Open Day between 9 am and 6 pm to showcase our wonderful school. Please let friends know of this event and don't forget to share your experiences of the school with others. Your feedback is still the defining advertisement for Sts Peter and Paul Primary School and the main reason families want their child to attend this great school. If these dates and times do not work, please contact the office to arrange another time to tour our school. Year 6 leaders will be available during these days to facilitate tours of the school.
Parking around the school
I received notification from Transport Canberra over the holidays about unsafe and illegal parking on Webster Street near the school during the school peak periods. They have advised that Parking Operations may visit the area in the coming weeks to monitor and enforce safe parking practices in the area. They have provided some information about safe parking, how it will be enforced and trying to avoid peak times. Please keep safety in mind when parking particularly during peak periods.
Click on the link for information from Transport Canberra
Blessings and best wishes.
I pray you all had a happy and safe Easter and a refreshing holiday.
Easter is the most important time in our Christian calendar. It is a time of new life and renewal. We have reflected on our lives during Lent, and on Easter Sunday, we renewed our Baptismal vows. In this Easter season, we are encouraged to feel renewed, and to live the joy of Easter.
At the conclusion of last term, Year One, Stage Two and Stage Three led us in three Holy Week Celebrations, and Monday of this week, Year Two led us in an Easter Prayer Celebration.
I wish to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the teachers and students in preparing these Prayer Celebrations and sharing them with our community.
The Gospel for this third Sunday of Easter describes an appearance of the risen Lord in a scene by the Lake of Galilee. Apart from Jesus himself, Peter is the leading figure. It is worth noting that there are several similarities in this account of St Luke’s version of the call of Simon Peter early in his gospel which we heard earlier in the year (Luke 5:1-11): the fruitless fishing all night, the miraculously abundant catch when they follow the instructions of Jesus, a subsequent moment of deep conversion for Peter, followed by a specific commissioning of him for a new pastoral role.
First Eucharist Preparation
Last night the Parish held a Parent Information Night regarding First Eucharist Candidates for 2019. A special thank you to the parents who have volunteered to be home-group leaders.
Next Friday morning (week 2) 5/6 Blue will lead us in a prayer Celebration honouring the Mothers and Carers in our community. Prior to this, at 8:00am, there will be a Mother’s Day Breakfast in the school hall. We invite all Mothers and carers in our community to attend. Please register and pay via Qkr!
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Naplan Timetable 2019Students in Years 3 & 5 will shortly complete their NAPLAN testing. This year the test will be completely online which provides a better testing experience, more accurate results and more timely feedback. The timetable for testing at Sts Peter and Paul will be as follows:
As you would be aware there are a number of changes that have come into effect this term which affect school buses. The ACT Liberals have begun a petition calling for:
- The ACT Government’s removal of dedicated bus services to schools across Canberra is unjustly forcing students to rely on the public bus network, which will be dangerous for young children;
- It is unacceptable that children will be required to cross busy roads and navigate busy interchanges to catch a public bus;
- Call on the ACT Government to reconsider changes and improve the dedicated school transport network.
If you wish to sign the petition please see the Office.
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|KW||Reuben R and Audrey I||Lila J|
|1M||Dushan D and Jack M||Lucy B|
|1W||Grace R and Alex B||Leona L|
|2M||Avanthika J and George S||Hamish S|
|2W||Lilia W and William R||Kenzo J-J|
|3/4B||Thomas B and Ewan||Noah G|
|3/4M||Millie G and Oscar W||Charlotte H|
|3/4W||Cameron d J and Archie K||Lucy McC|
|3/4Y||Connor P and Jake B||Gaia X|
|5/6M||Anisha H and Abhishek K.B||Emily B|
|5/6W||Jack H and Georgia P||Emily B|
May is reading month. Inspired by Scholastic Australia, children are encouraged to read for at least 10 minutes a day. Record your reading on the Scholastic reading log (attached to the newsletter) register and enter. It is as simple as that! The lucky winners will receive a $100 book club voucher. For more information please visit: scholastic.com.au/nfrm
Book Club catalogues have been sent home. Orders are due in by May 20. Please note that all book club orders MUST be submitted online at scholastic.com.au/LOOP
Upcoming event: National Simultaneous Storytime will take place on Wednesday 22nd of May. We will be celebrating this national event with a whole school reading of the book and activities.
Also, the Library is open at lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Finally, please remember to return library books.
Happy reading :)
Amanda de Jongh
We are excited to be taking part in the 2019 Woolworths Earn and Learn program. The program runs from the 1st of May until the 25th of June. It’s easy to Earn and Learn. Just get everyone you can earning as many stickers as possible. Stick them on the sticker sheets provided, place in the box just outside the Learning Support Room, or drop it into the Collection Box at Woolies, Mawson.
You can download extra sticker sheets at teaching.com.au
Anyone from our community-staff, parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends can collect stickers for our school.
The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,00 educational resources.
If you would like more information please contact Maryanne Armstrong.
There is now a collection box for your stickers at Woolies, Woden.
Term 2, Week 2
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The Fruit Incentive ticket winner for the last week of Term was Lilia W, 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!!