- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- SEASONS FOR GROWTH
- LITERACY NEWS
- LIBRARY NEWS
- SPORTS NEWS
- CANTEEN NEWS
- CANTEEN - SPECIAL LUNCH
- CANTEEN - A NOTE FROM MRS R
- CANTEEN CLASSROOM BIRTHDAY PACKS
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM MRS MOORE
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- CANBERRA CRICKET ACADEMY
- SOUTH CANBERRA NETBALL ASSOCIATION - CANTEEN MANAGER NEEDED
- GUITAR TUITION
- WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ONLINE AUCTION
- TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMPS
- SAVER PLUS
- HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Dear Parents and Carers
This week, we have held our Semester 1 Parent and Teacher interviews. The response from parents has been excellent and I would like to thank the parent body for their support of this process. The interviews, via the Zoom platform, have been very successful and appear to have met a need. My thanks to Sean Rutledge for organising the interviews and for coordinating the links between home and school. My thanks to all teachers for their support and for their commitment to the students' learning.
Next week, on Wednesday, we will send home the reports. As I have written previously, the reports are written under a new format (common to all A.C.T. Catholic primary schools) and they reflect the realities of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four subjects are graded using the A – E grading and other subjects are marked as ‘Not Assessed’. This does not mean, however, that they were not taught; nor that teachers are unable to discuss your child’s growth in one subject or another. What it does mean is that there was an insufficient amount of evidence collected to ensure a mark or grade could be given without the integrity of the process being compromised. It is anticipated that the Semester 2 reports will reflect all grades receiving an A – E grade. Please contact me at school if you have any questions.
Canteen Special Lunch
Today we held a special canteen lunch day as a special treat for all the children. The canteen was well patronised and all the children enjoyed the day. My thanks to Lauretta Raccosta for her efforts and for doing such a fine job in running our school canteen.
Sts Peter and Paul Feast Day
Next Monday is the Feast Day of Sts Peter and Paul and it is fitting that we end what has been a very busy term and semester with an event that marks our two patrons and celebrates our school. Both St Peter and St Paul were extraordinary leaders, courageous and single minded in their love of God. They both started from humble beginnings and remind us that greatness is measured by our capacity to let something bigger than us fill our lives. In our faith tradition, we call that ‘something’ God. Both Peter and Paul stand as emblems of lives given to service and as such, both men had their lives enlarged bigger than they could have imagined. We will celebrate our Feast Day on Monday in a modified way, mindful of the restrictions placed on us by COVID-19. Students will gather in grade or stage teams and celebrate a prayer liturgy. After recess, teachers will take groups of students grouped vertically (e.g., K – 6) and do some fun activities with them. We hope it is a day that the children thoroughly enjoy and remember. My thanks to Steph Burns for organising the day and to all staff for their support.
Have a wonderful week with your children.
Sunday Gospel: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mt 10:37-42
The Gospel for today can be a difficult one to hear. It calls us to place our discipleship before our loyalty to family and even before our own life. It is important to place this passage in the broader context of not only the chapter in which it sits, but also within the gospel as a whole.
Today’s passage appears at the conclusion of Chapter 10 in the Gospel of Matthew. The entire chapter deals with the commissioning and sending out of the disciples to ‘proclaim the gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy and drive out demons.’ (Mt 10:8) The previous chapter concludes with the words, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’ (Mt 9:37-38) Chapter 10 is a response to this call. Jesus sends the disciples to ‘work the harvest’ through proclamation, healing and exorcism.
At the end of the chapter, having spelt out all the difficulties a disciple must face, Jesus assures them that even the smallest act of welcoming the disciple will be rewarded. (Gospel Reflection by Greg Sunter)
Sts Peter and Paul Feast Day 2020
We will be celebrating Saints Peter and Paul’s Feast Day on Monday, 29th June, 2020. Sadly, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to gather as one group, or celebrate with Mass as a community as we usually would. As an alternative, the children will attend a liturgy in the School Hall with their Grade/Stage. This will be run by myself, the Youth Minister, Maddie Greenwood, and our Youth Ministry Team. Following the liturgy, the students will receive a small treat (lolly bag with pre-packaged treats) to celebrate the feast day. Dietary requirements will be catered for.
After recess, all children will move to various classrooms around the school to spend the last hour of the day participate in an activity of their choice, run by the teachers.
Children are invited to wear free dress on the day.
We look forward to celebrating this Feast Day together, and of course, celebrating our school, and all of the wonderful things about being a part of the Sts Peter and Paul Community.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Many children from our school community celebrated their First Reconciliation this weekend. The remaining children will receive the sacrament over the coming weeks. Please continue to keep these children in your prayers.
Mass Has Returned!
Due to the resent easing of restrictions, Fr John has now begun celebrating Sunday Masses once again. All Mass times will remain the same, but due to social distancing measures, all Masses will be celebrated at Holy Trinity, Curtin for the time being. There is a limit of 100 people that can attend each Mass, and the Parish will accept booking online, or via a phone call to the office.
St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
St Vincent de Paul are once again holding their Winter Appeal.
Families from our school community are invited to donate and assist Sts Vincent de Paul with their mission if they can if they are able.
I have been in contact with the Youth Liaison Officer of St Vincent de Paul regarding how Sts Peter and Paul Primary School can assist with this year’s drive.
He informed me that this year, they are requesting specific items from us. These are:
- Blankets/sleeping bags
- Adult Jackets/Coats
- Socks (New)
- Warm winter wear (NO beanies please)*
*note: St Vincent de Paul currently have an abundance of beanies
If your family is able to assist with any of the above, please bring them to the school foyer in week 10. We will have a member of the local St Vincent de Paul chapter collect the items over the holidays
To mark the occasion, children will be invited to wear a bright, fluffy, fun, or woolly jacket, scarf, beanie, and/or socks with their usual school uniform on Friday 3rd July.
Religious Education Coordinator
During Seasons for Growth, we are currently exploring the idea of Winter. Winter speaks to us of cold, of sleep, of hibernation. In some parts of the world, winter can be a time when we 'draw in', gathering about us whatever we have that will increase our warmth and security. Nature calls for a slowing down during this time. Winter can be tough, it can be challenging, but it holds the potential for new life and growth.
We are focussing on being able to recognise the way different people experience change and loss. It is important to value the uniqueness of each of our stories and understand that we all feel different things in different situations.
It is important to remember that the seasons come and go, not always in accordance with the days or months we assign them. No matter how tough a season is it doesn't last forever, not even winter.
Awards - Week 10, Term 2
|KM||Alexa Y||Alexis V||Matthew S|
|Hamish H||Abhi W|
|1M||Chiara C||Xander H||Mitchelle C|
|1W||Shay G||Czarina L||Massimo M|
|2M||Yianna M||Isabel W||Indie G|
|2W||Ava G||Ola A||William H|
|3/4B||Carmelline T||Abby E||Jessica G|
|3/4M||Kuna J||Kai R||Neive M|
|3/4W||Ella L||Lexie S||Avanthika J|
|3/4Y||Noah B||Isabella M||Yvaine M|
|5/6M||Heidi G||Lucy M||Greta B|
|5/6W||Pia M||Oscar W||Emily B|
Principal's Awards: Aaron L 5/6M; Vanessa B KW
Learning Support: Laura V; Massimo M
Regional and ACT Sport
We have just received another update from Liz Yuen, the School Sport ACT Executive Officer. At this stage there is going to be further easing of restrictions in relation to interschool sport in Term 3. SSACT events will be going ahead, but only for a maximum of 100 people. Please note that this number includes Event Coordinators/Staff, students, teachers and spectators.
More information in regards to a revised calendar of sporting opportunities for the remainder of the year will be coming shortly.
This is exciting news and we look forward to beginning to enjoy these days in the coming months.
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 “daily counter sales voucher” on Qkr! for your child/children to go to the canteen to collect something at lunchtime.
Do you want to win a $2 voucher to spend in the canteen? Simply purchase fresh or frozen fruit from the canteen and be in the weekly draw to WIN!!!
Healthy Kids, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Canteens
Thank you to all the students who participated in today’s Special Lunch Day!
Mrs R was so happy seeing all the children enjoying themselves chatting and sharing the same meal with their friends.
A Note to the Canteen Volunteers
It’s been a strange few months and as things slowly gets back to “normal” I’ve been very lonely in the canteen and missing ALL the wonderful Canteen helpers!
I’ve found myself a friend though until you’re able to come back into the canteen and enjoy a chat, laugh, coffee and some fun times.
I miss your smiling faces! God Bless, Mrs R.
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 SZapp 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.
The uniform shop is limited with space, so as a guide, clothes should only be donated if washed and in perfect resalable order. The uniform shop is asking for no more donations of white sports tops please.
Please give any used second-hand uniform to Mrs R in the canteen, Thank you.
APPLE AND CINNAMON MUFFINS
3 green apples, peeled and chopped
2 & 1/2c self raising flour
2/3c brown sugar
1 & 1/3c milk
150g butter, melted
2tbs raw sugar
Preheat oven to 200 degrees, line two 12 hole muffin trays with cases and spray with oil.
Sift flour and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add sugar and make well in centre.
Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter in a separate bowl then fold this mixture into the dry ingredients.
Fold in the chopped apple until just combined.
Fill each muffin pan with mixture and sprinkle with raw sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.
This tasty recipe can be found on page 103 of our 50th Anniversary Cookbook.
We are so very lucky in Canberra. We have three fabulous lakes (and several large ponds) to walk (or cycle) around. Lake Burley Griffin, Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Gininderra provide walks, playgrounds, coffee stops and fun for all the family.
VOLUNTEER TITLE: Canteen Manager
Estimated weekly commitment is:
- 10 hours per week during the Winter Competition and 5 hours per week during Summer (Twilight) Competition
- During SCNA Representative Netball Carnival (one day per year) approximately 10 hours
This position is responsible for the cost-effective management and operation of SCNA’s canteen at Deakin Netball Courts.
The paid volunteer Canteen Manager will support the development of strong relationships in the community, in particular with players, parents, spectators, officials and other volunteers.
The SCNA canteen is "paid volunteer based" (an honorarium will be paid).
This opportunity of Canteen Manager is open to general volunteers, parents and players (above the age of 18) and provides a platform to become an integral part of the SCNA community, whilst raising funds for our club.
The Canteen Manager is responsible for the management of the operations of the club’s canteen on game days and carnivals. This includes the following responsibilities:
- Providing leadership to club canteen volunteers to ensure the delivery of cost effective, quality food service to players, parents, spectators and officials.
- Planning, organising, and monitoring the operations of the canteen (in conjunction with Operation’s Manager and Community Engagement Officer) including the rostering of volunteers from the club’s registered teams, record-keeping (as agreed with the club’s Treasurer), opening and closing the canteen, preparation for service and supporting service volunteers.
- Assisting in the development of the necessary procedures to deliver the food service.
- Ordering, purchasing, and checking all supplies against invoices and delivery dockets.
- Use food preparation and cooking skills to minimise waste of fresh produce.
- Supporting and managing service volunteers in the food preparation and other procedures to deliver an affordable, quality food service.
- Ensuring that the products and services supplied by the canteen are marketed and promoted to generate a high level of sales on game days.
- Ensuring that food products prices are monitored and value for money considered.
- Counting, recording and reconciling the takings.
- Ensure that stock is kept at appropriate levels and a stocktake is undertaken at the end of the year.
- Implement procedures and process regarding food safety to ensure that correct food handling and hygiene practices are performed to prevent food spoilage, contamination and subsequent food poisoning.
- Ensuring all volunteers are familiar with correct food handling and hygiene practices.
- Co-operate with the Operation’s Manager, in organising the ordering, delivery and storage of items for special events being conducted by the club.
- Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of others in the canteen including undertaking a canteen risk assessment for hazards.
- Security in the canteen such as money, keys, locking all doors and windows, switching off all appliances (except refrigeration units) and restricting entry to the canteen to only those who are authorised to be there.
- Ensuring that the cleaning incidental to the main function of the canteen is carried out at the end of every day’s operations (e.g. dusting of shelves and stock, wiping down benches, cleaning of all equipment and fixtures).
- Raising maintenance issues with the Operation’s Manager and taking necessary steps to resolve.
- Ensuring a pleasant working environment for all volunteers.
- Ensure that the operation of the canteen is in line with the values of the club and the Healthy Canteen guidelines.
- Knowledge of food preparation and storage.
- Consistently demonstrates alignment and dedication to the Club’s purpose and values.
- Outgoing personality.
- Effective communicator.
- Enthusiasm and dedication.
- Good listening ability.
- Well organised.
- Passionate and dedicated.
- Canteen Manager is responsible to the Operation’s Manager and Community Engagement Officer.
World Environment Day Online Auction
On June 5th the Conservation Council ACT Region celebrated World Environment Day by
launching an online fundraising auction, which will continue until 9:30 pm on Sunday the
26th of July.
The World Environment Day Online Auction features more than 90 donated
items including art pieces by local school-striker Alice Harcourt, a Red Earth home battery
system and an iStore energy efficient hot water system.
Great value educational items include online or in-person seminars from world leading
scientists and academics, Professor Will Steffen and Dr Alison Green, and an amazing
singing workshop from the incredible Mal Webb.
The majority of these eco-friendly auctioned items can be delivered around Australia, New
Zealand and the world which means you don't need to be Canberra-based to receive them. If
you buy an item that has been donated by our diverse range of environmentally-minded
sponsors, you will be doing the planet a favour.
With the heartwarming support from national
and local businesses and individuals, the Conservation Council is able to raise important
funds to continue their work to shape a sustainable future for the ACT and region.
More information is available on the Conservation Council website or by going straight to the
World Environment Day Online Auction Allbids web pag