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- ABSENT NOTICES
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- INTER-SCHOOL DEBATING COMPETITION
- YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- COOL KIDS ANXIETY PROGRAM
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- SCIENCE DAY
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- HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
“Forgive – those who hurt you, your own sins, the unfairness of your own life, and God for not rescuing you.”
We continue our exploration of Ronald Rolheiser’s “10 commandments for mature living" this week with his thoughts around the centrality of forgiveness in a person’s life. He is realistic and he knows it is glib and naive to suggest it can come easily. He writes, “…all of us have been wounded. No one comes to adulthood with his or her heart fully intact. In ways small or traumatic, we have all been treated unjustly, violated, hurt, ignored, not properly honoured and unfairly cast aside.” He makes the point that one of the tasks of life is to reach older age with a warm heart, not one that has tallied the reasons why we should remain bitter, angry and resentful.
Father’s Day Breakfast
This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day and I would like to wish all our dads the very best for the weekend and to thank them for all the ways, big and small, they support their child or children by supporting the school. To thank them for their gift, and in light of the restrictions COVID-19 has placed on us, we are handing out a simple gift of donuts at the drop off car line on Friday morning, starting at 8.30am. This is in lieu of a Father’s Day breakfast. I am mindful that in May, when it was Mother’s Day, we were at the height of our Remote Learning and as such we did not celebrate Mother’s Day. In light of that fact, we are including two donuts this Friday – one each for mum and dad. My thanks to Maryanne Armstrong and Steph Burns for coordinating our breakfast.
ACT Legislative Assembly Bill
Most parents, if not all parents, would be very well aware that in recent days we have seen the ACT Assembly propose a bill which makes it illegal for parents to intervene if their child wishes to change their gender. This and associated issues are sensitive and complicated. Most of us have family or close friends who, in one way or another, have had to confront these realities. There is no black or white answer and above all else, a pastoral response is called for when addressing these concerns. Our Archbishop, Christopher Prowse, has written a short letter expressing concerns around the proposed erosion of parental rights, which would take place if the bill were to be passed. The Director of Catholic Education, Ross Fox, has also issued a statement. If you would like a copy of the Archbishop’s response, or Ross Fox’s statement, please contact the front office.
Peanut Butter Free
Just a reminder that Sts Peter and Paul is a peanut butter free school, due to possible complications around allergies that children have to nuts. Some children’s allergies are potentially life-threatening. Thank you for your support in this safeguard.
Confirmation Retreat Day
On Thursday, our Year 6 students have their Confirmation Retreat day. Traditionally, this has been a day shared with Year 6 students from Holy Trinity at Curtin, but again, due to COVID restrictions, we are having the day by ourselves. It will be a day that provides our students with the opportunity to further deepen their understanding of the Sacrament and strengthen their relationship with God and the Sacrament itself. My thanks to Paul Jenkins, Melissa Neit, Emma D’Ambrosio, Katie Birch and our Religious Education Coordinator, Stephanie Burns, for all of their work in preparing the day and for their support of our students.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
Sunday Gospel: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Matthew 18:15-20
This week’s Gospel provides us with a lesson that could be well heeded in our contemporary world. Matthew relates a discourse on dealing with a grievance or sin between two ‘brothers’ – community members; fellow disciples. Matthew advises his audience that the first step is to try to resolve the matter privately between the offender and the one offended. This is a practice that seems to have almost disappeared today. When one person feels offended or hurt by another, it seems the last thing they do is to go and speak to the person, confront them with the hurt and try to resolve it. Soap operas and TV sitcoms promote avoidance of issues. The sub-text of so many TV shows is about lying to cover up a mistake; seeking revenge for some perceived (usually incorrect) insult; or working through others to try to deal with some hurt. If characters on these TV shows were to confront one another with a perceived hurt and seek to resolve the difference between them, then there would be no ‘drama’ to play out in the show. Admittedly, it doesn’t make for great television, but it does make for much better relationships!
Matthew advises his community that only after a failed attempt to address an issue face to face, should other members of the community become involved to further confront the offender through witnessing to their fault. The third step is to bring the person before the church community to be confronted with their actions and only after these three attempts to challenge the person fail, should they be shunned. There is a very strong message of reconciliation that comes through this process. The person is given every chance to face their error and to seek amends with the one they have hurt. The whole process works towards bringing the community back together in harmony, not to seek revenge and punishment.
(Gospel Reflection by Greg Sunter)
Sacrament of Confirmation
Many of our Year 6 students and their families are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We all join in praying for them as they prepare for the Sacrament to be held in weeks 9 and 10 of this term at Holy Trinity Church in Curtin.
Confirmation Preparations with Year 6 Candidates
This afternoon Fr John visited the Candidates and discussed their Confirmation. He talked about many aspects of what the students would experience through this Sacrament and what it means for them in their own lives. He also spent some time answering questions from the children. It was lovely to be able to spend time with Fr John like this, and the children are really looking forward to seeing him on their “big night”.
Tomorrow I will be working with our Year Six Confirmation Candidates to complete preparation for their Sacrament, and create the Stoles that they will wear during the Sacrament. I’m looking forward to spending the time with the students during this time.
Religious Education Coordinator
Thank you to all of those families that have SENT IN MATERIALS FOR OUR Science Day coming up in Week Nine. We still need more. We especially need small coke type bottles. If you have any that you don’t need, please send them in.
Whole School Charity Fete
Last term as an important part of our Religious Education Program called “Jesus in the Gospels” the students of Years Five and Six planned activities for a School Charity Fete. This is a fund-raising activity to raise money for members of our community, and the world who need our help.
It is a way for Stage Three to demonstrate their organisational skills as well as their leadership skills. It is also a valuable opportunity for the rest of the school to see their skills demonstrated in a practical way. It is a great deal of fun for all concerned (which we need during the current Covid 19 uncertainty).
The whole school will be able to participate in a variety of fun activities including soccer skills, face painting, guessing games and duct taping Mr Gubler to the wall.
The Charity Fete will take place on Thursday 24 September (Week 10). Some of the activities have prizes for participating.
Two of the activities are a bookstall and a toy stall. We need your help to make these activities a success. Here is a chance to clean out your child’s cupboard and send in any unwanted books and toys to our Charity Fete. If you are able to donate toys and books, please send them to the Year 5/6 classrooms before Thursday 24 September.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let the teachers of Stage Three know. We are looking forward to a great fun-filled Charity Day!
Inter- School Debating Competition
Today, three students from Year Six represented our school in the first Inter-School Debating Competition debate for 2020. This debate took place over MS Teams due to Covid19 restrictions. The topic of the debate was: Students should be allowed to wear free clothes. Our team took the affirmative side. We won against an excellent team from Holy Trinity in Curtin. The members of our debating team were Emily B, Imogen H and Claire N. We commend them on their efforts and success today.
Awards for Week 8, Term 3.
|KM||Dominic M||Grace B||Owen W|
|KW||Oliver D||Henry C||Portia R|
|1M||James R||Joshua V||Audrey I|
|1W||Mina H||Leo S||Anwesha K|
|2M||Belicia C||Ariella J||Toby T|
|2W||Finn B||Charlie C||Oliver W|
|3/4B||Cameron de J||Hamish S||Zoe T|
|3/4M||Ned S||Niamh D||Abbie W|
|3/4W||Lexie S||Claudia K||Mya W|
|3/4Y||Lucy A||Tara W||James O|
|5/6M||Santina P||Lugman O||Stella S|
|5/6W||Annelise C||Aaron L||Henry W|
Principal's Award: Eva A, 5/6M
Learning Support Awards: Ethan W, 3/4Y; Emily S, 5/6W
YOUTH GROUP - FOR YEAR 5/6 STUDENTS
Below is the link for the permission slip. If you haven't signed one yet, please do so and return it to Mrs Burns or me. We can't wait for our upcoming youth groups!
Cool Kids Anxiety Program
Thank you to those parents who have contacted me about the Cool Kids Anxiety Program. We have been inundated with responses, it is positive that this initiative will be meeting the needs of our students and community.
Questionnaires have been sent home for parents to complete to assist in making sure we prioritise those students most in need. If you are yet to return the survey, then it would be greatly appreciated if it could be returned by the end of this week. If you believe that you should have received a survey and are yet to receive one then please contact me and I will endeavour to get a copy to you.
Melissa Neit – School Chaplain
Stage 3 has entered a writing competition run by Pens Against Poverty. The 2020 theme is ‘Lost and Found’ and is inspired by the book ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan.
The power of the pen to change the world .
PENS AGAINST POVERTY IS A UNIQUE WRITING COMPETITION. IT WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG WRITERS IN NEW SOUTH WALES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE ACT.
The Pens Against Poverty Competition is founded on the belief that :
Young People want to make a difference
Young People have a unique voice
Creative writing powers the imagination
We are very excited to share some of our entries with you.
The Unusual Creature
I was walking around my town doing my thing, I wasn’t really in the mood today, I felt depressed and lonely and lost. So I went to the office where my job was, and when I arrived my boss was giving me a look, it didn’t seem like he was happy so I knew I was in deep trouble. My boss said I haven’t been focusing on the building project he had given me and I didn’t do the project correctly to pass. After that, my boss said I was a failure when he said that my mood was going even lower. So I walked down to the beach, and a few minutes later I finally arrived there. But when I was about to sit down on the sand I bumped into an unusual creature, it seemed weird. It wasn’t any animal I’ve seen before it was robotic and ate different sorts of things, so then I decided to take it to the lost and found area where unusual stuff has been found. So when we arrived there the person who was at the reception said “Woah Woah Woah, what do we have here?” I replied back with “Uh, an unusual creature I found on the beach.” Then after that, he took the creature and placed it on the table. Then he said, “This creature is small.” After that, he told me “There was a person who came here with a creature similar to that creature you’ve got, but it's bigger.” I told him “Any chance you know where that person went?” He said, “Yes, he lives at a restaurant which is across the road.” Then after that, I went across the street and found the restaurant. Then one random guy came up to me and said “What are you doing here? It’s not open, it's CLOSED. CAN'T YOU SEE? It’s CLOSED.” And thought to myself “That isn’t a good way to greet someone…” Then all of a sudden he said to me, “JUST GET OUT!” I replied, “I just need to talk to your friend about a robotic creature I found, and also your friend has a robotic creature too.” He replied “ALRIGHT! COME WITH ME.” Then he took me to his friend that had a similar creature like mine. His friend said, “Hey buddy whatcha doing here?” I told him that I needed to get information on how to take care of a robotic creature like his. He said, “Well these creatures are very rare to find, but I know a place far away from here that can put that creature back where it belongs.” I thought that was a good idea.” It took us a long time to go to the place where the creature lives. But finally, we arrived and I took it to its home, I said goodbye to it and I felt sad. I missed that creature, I got over it and had a good life from now on.
We are the lost
By Ciara Grove
We are the lost trying to find our way.
We are the hopeful waiting for our hero.
We are the lost waiting to be found.
Still they are searching till the day they find us.
We trust in God who will save us and guide us.
We are happy our people didn’t abandon us.
We are thankful for the searches who never gave up on us.
We were the lost but now we are found.
Lost and Found
Hi I’m Jackie, over my time I have been lost many times, actually too many times that I can’t remember but I do remember that one time at the circus….
One day I was at a circus with my family we were looking at a guy named Jim balancing on a humongous unicycle I was so excited i was jumping up and down then my parents said “maybe when your older you could do that” and I said “no way, I would rather be a motorcyclist than a stupid circus person” and then I thought I saw my friend in the crowd so I ran towards him but then I got lost…… I could not find anything even my parents I was running around in all directions panicked and that was when I met it the tiger I bumped into a circus tiger on my search for mum and dad and I screamed scared of it but then i realised it wasn’t that bad I asked it if it was lost and it didn’t reply so we together tried looking for my parents it was getting dark and it started to rain so we were trying so hard to find them… but we couldn’t so we tried looking for the tiger’s parents because it seemed lost too, the circus closed so we started to knock on doors later we started to get tired and hungry luckily a lady was nice enough to give us two slices of bread and me and the tiger slept together out on the street giving each other warmth.
The next day we continued our search. But unfortunately, we couldn’t find anyone we were about to give up our search but then we saw it, my house! We ran to the doorsteps and knocked on the door and I had found my parents. But then I thought about that little tiger. I just couldn’t leave it there so I asked my parents if it could come in and to my surprise, they said yes!
“Mummy and daddy can the tiger please sleep here tonight” I pleaded but my parents said no! Because there was someone they wanted the tiger to meet, I was afraid it was someone who worked at the circus but it wasn’t. It was the tiger's parents! The tiger ran over and they hugged each other until we had to let them go back to the circus…
A couple of years later we returned back to the circus because I was thinking of joining but guess what we saw the tiger and they had, had a baby! So now I’m in the circus. We have adopted the little tiger until it’s old enough to learn circus tricks!
To my surprise I am now getting sort of good at circus things so now I need to go on for my show now with the baby tiger because it now can do cool tricks with me, can you guess what he can juggle fire, bye!
The Silver Gate
There was a girl named Fang who lived in a big city. Fang had two friends, their names were Serpon and Sunny. They all were abandoned by their parents and left to wander the
streets. One day, they heard an announcement come over the speakers, “The shield protecting the city is cracking, soon dangerous creatures will be able to invade and
destroy us. Lots of people are trying to fix it so just get ready to protect your homes,” yelled the concerned mayor.
Serpon and Snake knew about the secret area in the city, so they took Fang to it. There they found three: gates one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze. They all had keyholes; however, there was no key. They started looking for a key, but they couldn’t find it, so they looking in the city.
They started looking for the keys in a museum, but they couldn’t find anything. So they went back to the cave and after searching for a while, they randomly found all keys. picked up one of the keys and put it in the keyhole. After a while, the gate opened and they were all sucked in.
They all fell to the ground. ‘That hurt’ said Fang. “Where are we?” serpon shouted.
‘I don’t know, but we should look for some shelter then we will figure this out’ moaned Sunny.
They walked around in the warm forest. Then started to collect leaves and wood.
They started to build a shelter. Sunny went to collect wood and Serpon went to collect leaves. Fang stayed back and planned what it would look like. Once they returned, they
started building. The shelter was small; however, but they could all fit inside.
They had a rough sleep that night. In the morning it seemed like the shelter was falling apart. ‘Get outside, it is collapsing’ yelled Fang.
‘Let’s get a move on!’ Fang exclaimed. They walked through the forest when suddenly a weird symbol appeared on the bottom of the mountain in front of them. They pressed the symbol and then a huge stone door opened up loudly as the dust settled everywhere. “Should we go in,” whispered Fang. “Sure let’s go,” said Sunny.
It was dark so Fang ran back into the forest and found some wood, then she made a torch and returned to the cave. When they went to the end they found 3 items that might be able to save the village. One was a golden glowing sword; one was a blue glowing bow and arrows and one was a silver glowing shield. They all picked up one of them, then the gates appeared. “I don’t have the keys,” said Fang. “I think we need to use the weapons,” exclaimed Sunny. So Serpon picked up the bow and arrow then shot the glowing arrow at the Gate. Suddenly they were sucked into the silver gate and returned home with their weapons.
To be continued...
Lost & Found
By Josie Abrahams
“Nooooo, noooo, please don’t take her away. I’ll give you anything, anything for her to stay with me. Please?” My scream turned out higher pitched than I expected. “No, you horrible girl. Now that her parents have died she belongs to me.” Clarissa shouts in my face and she walks out the door pinching Lily. Worst day of my life!
I haven’t seen Lily since the day her evil Aunt Clarissa took her somewhere. For all, I know they could be all the way over in America or in China. I’ll never see her again. I really want her back.
“Emma, here, here, here, I’m free!” Katie says as she is driving towards me. We are playing against Birmingham Netball Association (AKA BNA) and we are winning comfortably. I pass to Katie, she shoots but she misses. !Beep! The siren ends the game. We shake hands with BNA then walk off the court. Lily was a great netball player. One of the best on the team.
After a talk with our coach Lisa, Mum, Katie and I go to the shops to get our supplies for tonight’s sleepover. We love having sleepovers together, it’s always really fun. Mum drove Katie and I home and we set up my room with the things we bought.
After the sleepover, we drop Katie home and Mum, Dad and I drive back to our house. It is a nice and sunny day today so I decided to ask Dad when we get home if I can go to the meadow next door to our house. He says yes so I go and sit in the treehouse that Lily and I made when we were 10. I sigh with good memories thinking about the time that we built this together. Of course, the Dads helped us build it and Mum and Lily’s Mum helped us decorate the inside. Lily’s Mum Jen was an interior designer so she knew what she was doing but only Lily and I are allowed in here. No one else, just us. It was our hangout place, even when it was raining we were out here. We used to take it in turns to push each other on the tyre swing and I remember sleeping out here many times with her. It was so fun!
It was now Monday so it was school. Ergh it’s not the same without Lily here. Don’t get me wrong I still love having Katie around but it’s just simply not the same. After school, I walk back home and go to the meadow. I see something moving in the meadow. I walked over to it to see what it was. OMG, OMG, no way. It was from Lily. I hug her for what seems like forever. I’m lost for words. I thought I’d lost her forever but I guess I was wrong. I found her. I lost her and then I found her. My dream came true. I found her.
Lost and Found
Hello, everybody, my name is Emma, yes I might look like I am very poor because my clothes are ripped and dirty but in fact, I am so happy living out here in a bamboo forest and now I will tell you why…
One day me and my family were going to take a trip to a bamboo forest. When we got there we all went separate paths and promised to meet each other at the big fountain by 2:00 pm. I walked and walked deeper into the forest then I tripped over something black, white and fluffy. It was a poor baby panda all alone and lost. I knew what I had to do as soon as I saw her. I was on a mission to return her to her parents by 1:50 pm so I would still have time to go back to the fountain. We walked and walked through the bamboo forest then I saw them 2 concerned looking panda parents wandering around looking for their baby panda. I quickly put the baby panda down and she ran to her parents then I said goodbye to them and went back to the fountain.
The next year we went to that same bamboo forest again. We all went our separate ways again. I walked deeper and deeper into the forest. Suddenly it was 2:00 pm already and I looked all around me. I had forgotten which way I had come! My head was spinning. I was so overwhelmed I was starting to lose consciousness the world went blank all around me. When I gained consciousness again I felt a fluffy ball of fur cuddled on top of me then I heard my family’s concerned voices. I opened my eyes and found the panda family and my family huddled around me. I was so confused about what happened I tried to get up but my mum didn’t let me. She told me not to use my energy yet. Then I asked about how my family found me and my dad said that the panda family remembered me and wanted to return the favour. He said that the panda family saw me fall and came to find my family. I think that was so smart of the panda family and gave the baby panda a big hug. Then I told my parents that I didn’t want to go back to the city and wanted to live with the panda family in the bamboo forest. It took a while but they finally said yes. We built a treehouse or in other words a bamboo house and we have lived with the pandas ever since.
That’s why I said at the start of the story that I was so happy. Well, thanks for listening and don’t worry if you ever get lost me and my two families will be there to find you.
What Will I Do Now?
Kate Van der Plaat
A gloomy, dark, sad and cloudy day at work, seeming like no one is here today. Once again am I the only one that works here? I look down and I kick the dark rocks on the road that have set into the dark road yet, I see a small hand. It's like a child’s hand but it’s green, a lime green, a girl's green hand. I look up to see her face, a cute chubby little girl. She seems sad, a frown like someone has left her…. I look around no one is out everything is closed or shut down it’s just me picking up rubbish... “Hello?” I say with a frown on my face feeling upset for her, I bend down low and touch her shoulder, she jumps and looks at me… “I speak no English” she stutters. I pick her up by the stomach and pull her up. She seems to like it so I play with her, her frown slowly starts to turn into a smile. It’s getting late and no one has come to pick her up.. so I decided to take her on the bus. I try to get on well but I have no money, I can't impress her, she would think I'm a poor person.
When I get home my parents are confused. They give me a weird look. I mean I get it. I brought home a little girl. I mean she’s green and it looks like she’s mine but she’s not. I walk to my room and make her a bed. She snuggles up and falls asleep. I see if my parents are asleep, they are. I fall asleep in my cozy bed, small but cozy.
I wake up, I’m very tired, my eyes are slim, I can barely see. ”Good morning little one time to find you a home,” I say tiredly in my voice. She gets up and says “enoy” (means please no in alien language) I look at her confused and she looks at me with puppy eyes I ignore it she’s just getting attention like all kids do. I go on my broken down and horribly old phone “Hey Siri, tell me how to get rid of weird kids.” I say to the phone it doesn’t reply so I go for a walk with her. I see more kids with orange skin, pink skin, red skin and blue skin. I feel bad they are tiny compared to the others I arrive at the weird kid’s place. They say “Get Out.” She looks down and seems very sad so I take her to a back alleyway to calm her down. I see a door, I open with curiosity I look in. A pink place with all these little creatures the same as her I put her in. I say bye and frown. I question myself, what would I do now?...
Lost in the Sunshine
By Lucy Buitendam
It was simple before. I was just a normal man, working at the office, having dinner in the diner and living in my usually small townhouse. Every night I look out into the horizon of the diner. But then. On the 5th of November, Monday night. I saw it. Before I tell you about the very moment that I saw the light into my life, I must tell you about me. I am Simon Row, 25 years old with no companion or lover. That moment that I glanced down at her, I was sceptical. I
thought “ Why is it looking at me? Why is it looking at me, not anyone
else?”. Its name was Sunshine. Sunshine was not a person, but a Golden Retriever. The term “Golden Retriever” was strange for Sunshine. She was extremely dirty, cuts on her nose and paws. But Sunshine wasn’t in pain. It was just there smiling at me. She had no food or water bowls, but I didn’t notice a garbage can. It had old scraps of food and an old water bottle, I am surprised she’s surviving.
I still stared at the poor thing. After around 10 minutes after finishing my delicious burger and chips, I decided to go outside and see her. My mind reconsidered. Should I just forget the dog and leave? But the way it looked at me, l can’t leave her.
I went outside to the dog. I instantly wagged its tail. I kneeled and looked
at the collar. It said SUNSHINE (if lost bring back to Newhild, Rielsdale)
When reading I started smiling. I petted the dog for a while. My hands stroked her coat and she grinned. I decided to take Sunshine back to my house for tonight. Tomorrow I am going to take her to the owner. The next day Sunshine and I walked over to the owner’s house.
I knocked on the door and it swiftly opened. “ Hi my name is Sim-” I say politely but then quickly interrupted. A man with a grimy beard opened the door. “ Ahh you stupid mut, get inside!” The man says to Sunshine, ignoring me completely. Sunshine doesn’t move but whimpers. “Get inside I said!” The man says and stomps on her paw. Sunshine is in unbearable pain. I felt my temper rising. “Hey Mate, Can’t treat a dog like that!” I say, now I am angry. “Again you stupid mut of a dog, GET INSIDE!” The man says kicking Sunshine. Sunshine is so injured she runs away into the distance. “AH, Fine, didn’t want you anyway, Now get off my property, NOW! He yells at me. I race to find Sunshine.
After a long time of thinking, I adopted Sunshine. The thing was I wasn’t allowed in my townhouse because of Sunshine. I got kicked out of my house. I live on the streets of the town but hey, Man's best friend right.
The Lost thing
It was a cold night in the darkness
The dark was one of my weakness
Then I hit something unusually big
I knew it was way bigger than a fig
Then I saw a computer with wings
I surely didn’t know its offerings
So I ran to my home
My home was a dome
Then I saw the thing come
I knew I was done
But It hugged me
Then I realised we were meant to be
We played games
And got warmth from the flames
But then I heard a knock on the door
So I hid the thing in a basement under the floor
Then the police came in
I knew they were going to throw the thing in the bin
Then the left
I was so distressed
I had to find a place for the thing
So it let out its wing
And carried me
The thing was free
Then we saw it
It looked a little bit
Like the things home
It was Rome
So I said bye
I was about to cry
Then I went back to my place
Then looked at the things face
Lost in space
By Maya Wong
Hi i'm liieir and this is my story of how I got lost in space
“Mummy mummy” I shouted CLASH I heard my mum rushing up the stairs “ what happened!” Dad called out from the living room at the fairest corner “ AHHH” I cried as my dad zoomed up across the house passing mum and that was the last thing I heard, I woke up in hospital the next day I was sitting in this room. I could hear this sound. It was like a beep . My mum was the only person there with a doctor and my dad was an inventor so he was at work and I asked “what happened?” My mum replied “when you were working on the jet pack it exploded” the next week I got to go home my mum had to go to work my dad to I got to pick who I got to go with I said in my head
Mhhh inventor or office person “inventor” I said “so me” asked my dad “yeah” I replied I went to my dad's red car when I got to the lab there was a machine. It was a weird one after a few hours of being really bored. When I got there there we a futuristic building in, in the building there was a extremely round machine everybody there was where this this winter outfit my dad told me to go in the black room a stay there “ 4, 3, 2, 1 go” when I heard the word go I thought it was for me so I left the room I felt like I was getting pulled back my dad was scream no police came in the room to hold my dad back I could no move I could not talk I could not do anything except heard I watch as my dad got worried everyday my dad was getting older everyday till years passed on and on and on till on day he passed after they found out away to free me I got left on the street begging for money everybody that walked passed just stared at me think I was the girl who was lost in space and I was till an old lady walk passed “you must be the boy” she asked “follow me, I will find you a home give you a job till you get enough money” I follow her she looked like I knew her in some way she put food at the table when I got there I got everything I needed till one day she dumb me after a few week in front of her house in looked liked
She was getting arrested. I went to her and said “why?” And the police said “you must be the boy, this lady has killed lots of people she tried to do it to you so that is why we put you back on the street” “What” I said in despair.
There’s a Place Where You Fit
By Mirella Carbone
Lost, how can one describe it?
Numb all numb,
The warm candle inside isn’t lit.
The knot inside grows tighter with each struggling wheeze,
And nothing anybody says can stop it,
It sits there purely for worry and to tease.
But oh the joy when your are found,
Sweet, bubbly, light music swimming all around,
Filling you up with it’s loving sound.
Warm arms hug you and the candle inside is lit.
When you’ve been thrown out, neglected, told to run,
There is at least one home where you fit!
Lost and Found
Some things are lost, some things are found,
Some things you can find all around.
Some things are sparkly, some things are bare,
Some things you can find everywhere.
Some things are old, some things are new,
Some things you can even renew.
No matter what these things are,
They can all be lost, and they can all be found.
Lost in a war, lost in a fight,
Your lost thing might take off into flight.
Lost in a cupboard, lost in a drawer,
Your lost thing might be covered in colour.Your lost thing could be beautiful,
and it could also be plain.
But no matter what they are,
they all have a name.
Lost and Found
One day while walking on the beach I heard a stump then I saw a thing that was 5 m long and 5 m high. It was red and white and its favourite food was sand. It was eating a lot of sand and has a long tail with a big spike on it. It looked at me with that one hi then a person walked past and said “hi” but paid no attention to the big thing. When I walked away from it just followed me. I decided to take it to my house when I went through the door it could not come through. But then it saw a light and it went to the beach so I followed it. Then it walked through a basketball field then it walked through a big soccer field then it for a couple of minutes and soon we reached a big door. And a sign said Lost things here. But then it opened with a loud click. The thing wanted me to go first so I did then I saw a big person. He said with a loud voice “Is this thing yours” “ no” I replied. “I just found it on the beach” “I’ll take it,” said the man. Then he pressed a button and behind him, a big door opened. Then straightaway the thing ran past me and the man to a big meadow. The men told me “that you can go”. So I went back to my normal day.
Santina and Sophia and the Stolen Book
by Santina Portolesi
Once upon a time Santina went to the shops to buy a book, it was called billy b brown. Santina walked into the book store and found the book, she was very excited to read it. Santina pulled out her white and gold wallet and paid for the book and then went to go buy herself a hot chocolate. She found a spot to sit down, on an armchair in the back of the coffee shop. After A couple of sips Santina spilt her hot chocolate on the ground ,it went everywhere. While she was cleaning it up, a black evil vampire snuck up behind her and stole her book. Before she could turn around the vampire had already ran away. Santina looked around and her book wasn’t there, her face went red and her mouth opened. Santina started to cry, “my book is gone, l just bought it! Santina started to cry then Sophia came into the coffee shop and heard someone crying. Sohpia went to comfort the person crying and when she went over she was so surprised to find it was her friend Santina crying “hi Santina are you ok?” said Sophia. “ No l am not ok, I lost my brand new book!” said Santina. Sophia gave Santina a big hug “ that’s okay Santina, l will help you find it.”
The girls searched everywhere for the book. They searched the whole coffee shop, the entire book store and even another coffee shop. Santina and Sophia felt so upset and heartbroken, the book had vanished into thin air! Just when the girls were about to give up and go home, Sophia saw something out of the corner of her eye, it was Santina’s book! The black vampire with evil, red eyes was reading her book in the Halloween costume store. Santina went to yell at the vampire but Sophia stopped her before she could “don’t yell at him, he will just run away!”
“Good idea Sophia, let’s sneak up on him instead!”
The girls tiptoed into the store and put on some scary costumes as a disguise. The girls saw the book, it was in his bag. The girls crept up behind the vampire and carefully took the book out of the bag, he didn’t notice a thing. The girls slowly removed the book and RAN. The vampire turned around and hissed “Get back here right NOW you silly girls!”
The girls screamed and ran out of the store, taking off the costumes they borrowed. The girls ran as fast as they could out of the shopping centre and jumped onto the bus. The vampire was too slow, he missed the bus! The girls were puffed and exhausted, but they were safe. Santina thanked Sophia for helping her find the book and put it safely in her bag. When she got home, she put it in her room so one could ever steal it again.
Lost & Found
Lost in a forest nowhere to go,
you could go high or stay a little low.
Look through the forest for a little light,
scavenge for a place to sleep for the night.
When you wake up in the lighted day,
you look for some food to eat for the day.
The way I got here is very very sad,
I lost my home and now my dad.
And when I find him I’ll be so very glad.
Lost and Found
This story starts a long time ago in a town far far away from here called Strive town.
It is a quiet little town and not much happened in this town but it all changed when Oliver went for a walk.
Oliver works at the bank and it is a very boring job. He counted money. His boss gave Oliver the day off for lots of hard work.
He went down to the river to swim but just as he got in a massive monster rose it’s head and tried to bite Oliver but half an inch away something saved him and fought the monster. Oliver ran home but the thing followed him Home. you see this thing did not have a home.
So Oliver made him one in his backyard, he made it out of some old bed and lots of rags. This thing was not too big but not small.
He was about 3.meters high and 1. Metre wide.
The next day Oliver went to work. The thing followed him to his work
and just sat in the corner of the room looking very sad. So Oliver got the toy. The toy was Oliver’s old toy from when he was a kid.
That night Oliver went and put up posters with a picture of the thing on it.
Oliver stayed up all night putting posters in the street.
After 2 weeks of no one calling to get the thing Oliver was so mad because he had no where to put the thing.
But one day when Oliver was making his way home he Saw a bus with a poster on it and it said if you have something that does not fit in call 04191XX4XX.
So Oliver called the number, it was a robot speaking and they said to go to Malcolm Avenue. Oliver and the thing went there and there were so Many things that did not have a home but they did now.
The thing was happy and it lived happily ever after.
Hockey Clinics change of day
All students at Sts Peter and Paul will be participating in Hockey Clinics on THURSDAYS for the remainder of this term. This change of day has come about as a result of Hockey ACT being unable to find coaches for the Monday. The children are very excited about being able to participate in the first of these sessions tomorrow.
NRL Touch Football ACT Years 3/4 Gala Day cancellation
A huge thank you to all the families for your understanding in relation to this event being cancelled. Your patience and flexibility is greatly appreciated. Hopefully there will be many opportunities for the children to participate in these type of events in the future.
Saints Peter and Paul Cross Country Carnival Friday 25th September
Please watch this space for more information about this day in the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately at this stage we are unable to predict whether or not we will be able to have volunteers at this event, or even if we will all be able to head over to Eddison Park as a whole school. But we are going to cross all our fingers and toes and whatever happens we’ll do our best to make the day an enjoyable one for our school community.
CANTEEN IS CASHLESS
Families can make contactless payment via Qkr!
Purchase over-the-counter sale items (snacks & treats) for your child/children in a lunch order via Qkr!
you can purchase a “daily counter sales voucher” via 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!!!
CANTEEN VOLUNTEER ROSTER - Week 8, Term 3
|9-11 am||Eleen B||Dannielle M||Dimity H|
Is your child sick and not going to school - and you have placed a lunch order on Qkr!?
You have until 8.45am that morning to cancel the lunch order - instructions on how to cancel lunch orders are below.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Canteens
Special Lunch Day
Wednesday 9 September
WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER the school will be holding our next special lunch day for the term.
Children will be able to order sushi roll, drink and a treat for $7.00.
Orders available on Qkr! Now
Download the app on your mobile phone to place your order.
ORDERS CLOSE 9AM THIS FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER!
DUE TO NUMBERS THAT NEED TO BE GIVEN TO MR SUSHI, NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Gulten 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 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.
SCIENCE DAY – Friday 18th September, 2020
Sts Peter & Paul will be celebrating our ‘Annual Science Day’ on Friday 18th September. In class groups, students will participate in a variety of engaging science activities. Keeping with tradition, the Year 6 students will lead the experiments with teacher support and supervision.
The theme for this year is ‘The Deep Blue’. Students are invited to dress as scientists/inventors for the day.
- Glove Bagpipes
- Rain Cloud in a Jar
- Shrinky Shapes
- Air Cannons
- Plastic Bag Parachutes
- Make a Bouncy Ball
IMPORTANT: In preparation for Science Day, we need your help to send in recycled materials for the activities we will be conducting. If you have any of these materials that you were going to throw out anyway, could you please send them to school with your child.
Here is a list of materials that we will need to make our annual Science Day a success: plastic shopping bags; clean small soft drink bottles without labels (coke, fanta, lemonade, etc); jars without labels and cardboard cylinders/rolls.
Students are also invited to enter our Science Fair. The Science Fair is a new addition to our Science Day Activities. Each student will be able (if they want to) to complete a science experiment and create a poster for the Science Fair. Entries will be displayed around the school. There will be prizes for each Stage within the school. Please refer to the Science Fair Information Sheets for details.
For ideas and activities to try at home, please see Questacon’s activity page
We look forward to an exciting day of science! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and newsletter for photos and student reflections.
Science Week Coordinator
STS PETER & PAUL SCHOOL 2020 SCIENCE FAIR
We are very excited to announce the second Annual Sts Peter and Paul Primary School Science Fair! The Science Fair is a new addition to our Science Day Activities. Each child will be able (if they want to) to complete a science experiment for the Science Fair and present it to the school. There will be prizes for each Stage within the school.
Parents are welcome to support their child with help, but the student should do as much of the work on the project as he/she is able to.
All projects are due by Week 8.
Projects will be displayed in the School Science Fair in Week 9.
The aim of the Sts Peter and Paul School Science Fair is to motivate students to discover how their world works, and is an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the Science Investigation and Reasoning skills. Students develop science literacy and critical thinking as they answer questions, solve relevant problems, and use evidence to defend their thinking. This type of systematic problem solving is essential for success in the 21st century world.
The purpose of the Sts Peter and Paul Primary School Science Fair is to support the learning goals outlined in the National Australian Science Curriculum.
Students are expected to:
- Ask their own questions
- Plan and implement investigations to answer those questions
- Consider safe practices and use of appropriate tools to support investigations
- Collect data through observation and/or testing
- Use critical thinking to organize, analyse, and evaluate their data
- Communicate their learning
All projects should be completed on cardboard, any colour board is permitted. Make sure you can read the information clearly on the board.
Projects should be neat and organised. Projects can be typed or handwritten.
Projects should have correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Make sure you write your name clearly on your project.
No live animals, dangerous items or chemicals are allowed.
Science Fair Procedures and Guidelines
Step 1 Find an area of science that you are interested in learning more about.
Step 2 Do some research in that area. Use books, the internet, or interview an expert.
Step 3 State Your Question.
Step 4 Form a Hypothesis (a scientific question you want to answer).
Step 5 Develop and perform an experiment that can find an answer to your question.
Step 6 Record data, take photographs, make drawings, and keep careful records of the results of your experiment.
Step 7 Draw your conclusion after looking at the results of your experiment.
Step 8 Make an attractive and neat display board to show the steps of the scientific method in your experiment.
Step 9 Present your experiment.
Remember: The science fair is for experiments only. No models or collections are allowed.
For example: A model of a volcano, the solar system, or a tornado in a bottle is not permitted. A collection of birdsʼ eggs, rocks, or seashells is not permitted.
Your display needs to be freestanding so that it will stand on a table or be displayed on the wall. Your display can be a cardboard poster showing your science experiment. Your display should be brought to school at the beginning of Week 9. Your project will be displayed in the 3-6 corridor.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or speak to Mr Jenkins as soon as possible.
SPINACH AND BASIL PASTA
2 cups spinach
1 cup basil leaves
1 clove garlic
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra if needed
Place the spinach, basil, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender.
Blend for 30 seconds, add olive oil and process until smooth.
Add extra olive oil if needed to achieve desired thickness.
This recipe is on page 145 our 50th Anniversary Cookbook.
The cookbook, full of recipes from either Mrs Robyn Moore (fab cooking teacher) or donated by our school community, can be purchased for only $20 via Qkr! or eftpos (No cash please). Books can be collected from the front office.
Have you ever tried bird watching?
We are blessed in Canberra and surrounding areas to have a huge bird population.