- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- LITERACY NEWS
- COOL KIDS / R U OK DAY
- SCIENCE DAY REMINDER
- WHOLE SCHOOL CHARITY FETE
- 3/4 WHITE END OF TERM OUTDOOR CATCH UP
- CANTEEN NEWS
- SPECIAL LUNCH THANK YOU
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM MRS MOORE
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- ENTERTAINMENT MEMBERSHIP
- HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
- EASTLAKE JUNIOR CRICKET CLUB
- TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMPS
- WESTERN INDOOR SPORTS - REBOUND SOCCER
- YOUNG ENGINEERS HOLIDAY CAMP
Dear Parents and Carers
On Sunday we celebrated Fathers' Day and I hope all of our dads had a very good day. Last Friday we celebrated the occasion with ‘Donuts for Dad (and Mum)' at morning car line drop off. It was a very happy way to both start the day and wish our fathers a very happy Fathers' Day. My thanks to all the staff for their support, Anne Perkovic for the great photos (available to see on our Facebook page) and to Maryanne Armstrong and Steph Burns for their great work in coordinating the morning.
Leonie Anstey Digital Visit
Last week Leonie Anstey, our Maths coach, paid us a digital visit and worked with some staff in the areas of pedagogy and maths concepts. Leonie brings a great deal of lived experience into schools and she is a wealth of wisdom and practical advice. Her visit was very fruitful and the staff have benefited a great deal from her skill and coaching. Leonie visits us again early next term.
Last Thursday we held our Confirmation retreat day and it was an excellent day. My thanks to our 5/6 team and to Steph Burns, our REC, for providing our students with an opportunity to reflect upon and deepen their faith, leading up to the Sacrament itself. The students are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next week and in Week 10, with the cohort spread over 4 nights, due to COVID-19 restrictions. I wish our students and their families the very best and I look forward to celebrating with our students as they take this very big step in their faith lives.
Hats and Helmets
A reminder with the advent of spring that children are required to wear hats while at school, when they are outside. A reminder too, for safety reasons, that children are required to wear helmets if they are riding to and from school. Please ensure that your child has a helmet if he or she is riding to and from school. Thank you for your support.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Over the last few weeks, our Assistant Principal, Sean Rutledge, has been working with teachers and students concerning some exciting new technology we have in the school, our virtual and augmented reality goggles and software. The students have the opportunity to virtually visit over 1000 sites around the world, and see and study in detail, sites that would otherwise be largely inaccessible (especially in these restricted travel times). Similarly, the augmented reality options allow students to ‘populate’ their reality with any number of virtual realities, including, for example, dinosaurs. Last night at the Community Council meeting Sean demonstrated their use for the Community Council members. This technology serves as a great tool to engage students in any number of subject areas and it serves as a great tool to provoke and encourage questions. It is part of a larger plan to enhance our STEM capabilities. My thanks to Sean for his leadership and work in this area and to all staff for their support.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
Sunday Gospel: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Matthew 18:21-35
This gospel passage follows directly from last week’s passage. It concludes the whole of Matthew Chapter 18 that deals with sin, forgiveness and reconciliation. Peter’s question to Jesus and suggested answer is a reflection of the view that there is a limit to the number of times we should forgive someone. Seven is a significant number in scripture and implies a ‘perfect’ amount. Even though by his use of seven, Peter is suggesting that he should forgive someone many, many times, Jesus quickly corrects Peter and says not seven, but seventy-seven times. Jesus plays on the use of the number seven and multiplies it to indicate that one should forgive as many times as is required – without keeping count; without keeping score.
The story of the unforgiving servant is a familiar one of forgiveness and mercy being shown but not passed on. The sting in the tail of this parable is Jesus’ final warning that, ‘So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.’ This is an unsettling statement, as we believe God’s forgiveness to be without measure and without end. Jesus warns that unless we seek to imitate God’s forgiveness and forgive others ‘from our heart’ (with compassion) then we are not going to recognise the forgiveness of God and will cut ourselves off from it.
The whole idea of forgiving from the heart is a powerful contradiction of a popular concept: ‘I can forgive, but not forget.’ Is it really possible to forgive but refuse to forget? Surely holding on to a memory of hurt is holding on to the hurt itself and does not display that any forgiveness has occurred at all. To forgive but not forget is to keep count. How many times should I forgive the one who has hurt me? As many times as it takes! (Gospel Reflection by Greg Sunter)
Sacrament of Confirmation – Stole Preparation in week 7
Many of our Year 6 students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. On Thursday, I had the pleasure of spending the morning with the candidates preparing their Stoles. The children did a wonderful job creating their Stoles and focusing on the connection they had to the saint they had chosen as their Confirmation name. We all join in praying for the children as they prepare for the Sacrament to be held in weeks 9 and 10 of this term at Holy Trinity Church in Curtin.
Religious Education Coordinator
What is Youth Ministry? Youth Ministry is an engaging way for young people to come together and share the word of the Lord with other young people.
The staff and students at Sts Peter and Paul had a fantastic day yesterday, celebrating Literacy Day. The morning started with buddy reading, creative craft and writing tasks. Lunch time was spent sitting in the sunshine eating lunch with buddies, a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather. After lunch we chose a fun literacy activity to do with another teacher. Some of the activities were drama, poetry, creating book covers, puppet shows, literacy games and many more. In the afternoon we did a craft activity related to one of the Book Week short listed picture books. It was great to see our students and staff enjoying all the literacy activities and so many smiling faces and creative costumes. Well done to all the staff at Sts P&P.
The first sessions of cool kids is due to begin next Tuesday, in Week 9. A parent workbook will also be sent home to those families with children participating, with information and activities that you can use to help support your children through the program.
R U OK DAY
Tomorrow, Thursday 10th of September is ‘R U OK Day’. It is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” and support those struggling with life's ups and downs.
This year's message is 'There's more to say after R U OK?'
This year especially, it is important to touch base with family and friends and ask them how they are going and if they need any support. There are many people struggling with the challenges that 2020 has brought, especially those facing that challenge of lockdown.
R U OK? inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life.
You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
- Ask R U OK?
- Encourage action
- Check in
For more information please go to https://www.ruok.org.au/
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 Stage Three teachers know. We are looking forward to a great fun-filled Charity Day!
Please Note: Due to Covid19, we cannot use coins. Please purchase vouchers on Qkr! Vouchers come in the denominations of $1, $2, $3, $4 and $5. You can purchase multiple vouchers for your child if you wish. The students will receive an envelope with paper coins that they can use to participate in the activities on the day. Orders for vouchers close at 3pm Monday 21st September.
3/4 White are having a catch up!
Date: Sunday 20th September
Time: 2-4 pm
Venue: Edison Park
Bring your scooter, skateboard or a ball and come along and enjoy a fun afternoon.
We hope to see you there!
Meridee Sloan and Kylie Sladic
(3/4W class contacts)
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!!!
Fruit incentive ticket WINNER for last week was Sienna G, 3/4Y. Congratulations Siena, you have won a $2.00 voucher, to spend at the canteen. Please see Mrs R at the canteen to collect your voucher.Canteen roster-Week 9,Term3
|9 - 11.30 am||Eleen B||Llewella J||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 listed below.
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 something new for special lunch day.
Thank you Eleen for your help today, you made the day run a lot smoother. Your help was very much appreciated!
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 Summer Uniform price list.
Spring is here! Get in early and beat the rush.
Summer School Uniform now available on Qkr!
UNIFORM SHOP BOOKINGS
With the need for physical distancing amongst adults DUE TO COVID19, the Uniform Shop will be appointment only on Tuesday mornings for Summer Uniform purchases over the next coming weeks. 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.
Now selling HOUSE COLOUR T-SHIRTS.
Are you having trouble finding a plain t-shirt?
We sell plain house colour t-shirts ready for the Cross Country.
With 100% breathable soft cotton and UPF rated sun protection for year round.
Sizes range from 4-16. Now available on Qkr!
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 it's hours and I will do my best to attend to 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.
5 green apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm cubes
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup rolled oats
225 g unsalted butter, softened
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a large ovenproof dish.
Place the apples, sugar, lemon juice and half the cinnamon in a large bowl and mix to combine.
Place the flour, remaining sugar, remaining cinnamon, oats and butter in a separate bowl and rub together with fingertips to combine.
Pour the apple mixture into the prepared dish and top with the crumble mixture.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and apples are soft.
Serve with ice cream.
This recipe is on page 72 of our 50th Anniversary Cookbook and was donated by Madison M (Year 6, class of 2017).
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.
Shhhh be very very quiet ..... we're hunting gnomes!
Floriade: Reimagined is taking your favourite spring festival out into the city.
The Floriade Gnomes have left isolation and are out exploring the sights and sounds of Canberra. Can you join the Gnome Hunt and help us find all their hiding places?
Download the Floriade: Reimagined Gnome Hunt Sheet and solve the clues to their secret locations.
Available for download from 12 September!