- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- TRANSFIGURATION YOUTH GROUP
- MATHS CHALLENGE
- ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
- SCARECROW NAMING COMPETITION
- WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
- POSITION VACANT
- PARENT ADVICE MAY 2019
- CANTEEN VOLUNTEER ROSTER
- FRUIT INCENTIVE WINNER
- UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
- JUNIOR WINTER CRICKET AND SOCCER
- BLACKFRIARS LECTURE SERIES
Please see attached a communication that was emailed to parents yesterday regarding an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon. If you did not receive this via email Yesterday (7/5), please contact the office to update or check your contact details.
While this incident is certainly concerning, it provides a timely reminder that we need to revisit personal safety strategies regularly with our children. The best messages are those that are reinforced through a home/school partnership. I encourage you to discuss the strategies outlined on the Constable Kenny Koala website with your children.
ACT Policing have responded to a report of a vehicle following one of our students riding home from school yesterday afternoon, 6 May 2019. The child is safe and well and support is being offered to the child and family.
We are in liaison with ACT Policing and meeting with staff to discuss child safety at St Peter and Paul. Police are encouraging parents, guardians and teachers to ensure children understand how to keep themselves safe, particularly when walking or riding to and from school, and to discuss stranger safety with children.
Information on ways to help children to stay safe is available on the Constable Kenny Koala website.
You are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity to ACT Policing Operations immediately following an incident on 131 444. If it is a life-threatening situation, please phone 000. The sooner an incident is reported, the quicker police can respond and attend to target the area and the surrounds.
If a child approach occurs on the weekend or outside of school hours, parents are asked to contact police immediately.
HOW TO REPORT
If a child alerts you to an approach that has just happened, parents, guardians or teachers are asked to contact police immediately on 131 444 and in a life-threatening situation phone 000 immediately. The sooner the police are notified the sooner they can attend.
Please call me if you have any concerns or wish to speak with me about the matter.
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 sample board is currently on display in the foyer for you to see some of the proposed finishes which will be used in the project. On Thursday 9/5 3:15 pm, we will take interested members of the community on a walk and talk to showcase our project. Please meet in the school foyer.
Open Community Council Meeting
The Council Meeting on Tuesday 14 May from 6:30-7pm will be an open meeting where any parent may sit in and raise topics for discussion. If you are intending to come and wish to put items on the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can accommodate everyone.
Open Days and Enrolment Period
We had our first successful Open Day on Thursday last week. Today we have our second Open Day for interested parents between 9 am and 6 pm to showcase our wonderful school. If you know of someone who could not make these times, please have them contact the office to book a tour.
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.
Naplan Timetable 2019
Students in Years 3 & 5 will next week 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:
Please contact Mrs Armstrong
email@example.com if you require any further information.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) lecture series
ACU Canberra is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture series which will explore ‘Future Education – Future Opportunities’. This showcase on Tuesday 21st May will feature educational directors from a number of sectors presenting a vision for the future as they transform the school experience for our students. Please see the attached flyer for details and registration. This is a free public event open for all interested persons.
Blessings and best wishes.
Sunday Gospel: John 10:27-30
This Sunday is often referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. In this week’s Gospel we are given the image of Jesus as a Good Shepherd who knows his flock and gives them eternal life. The depiction of Jesus as the Good Shepherd points to the relationship Jesus has with those who follow him, as well as the relationship he has with God. The image of Jesus as shepherd implies a familiar knowledge on the part of both Jesus and his followers and wholehearted trust on the part of the followers. In this Gospel, Jesus promises that he will give eternal life to his sheep, and that he will not allow anyone to take them away from him. We, as his followers, know that he can promise eternal life because at Easter we were reminded that he has power over death.
North Woden Youth Ministry - Transfiguration Youth Group
North Woden Youth Ministry Transfiguration Youth Group (TYG), will be launching on Saturday May 26th 4:30pm-5:30pm at Holy Trinity, Curtin. TYG is aimed at children from our Parish in Years 4-6. Mass will follow the youth group at 5:30pm. The youth group will be facilitated by our Youth Minister, Sarah Pearson.
3/4Y will be leading the first Values assembly for this term. The assembly will be based on the current value of Forgiveness. All are invited to join us at 2:15pm on Thursday. (Week 2)
Just a reminder that 5/6M will lead us in a Prayer Celebration this Friday morning at 9:00am to celebrate all Mothers, Grandmothers and Carers in our community. All are welcome to attend. This Prayer Celebration will follow our 8:00am Mother’s Day breakfast.
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Here is our Maths challenge for this fortnight. Please remember for your answer to be accepted, I need to see working out to identify the problem-solving strategy you have used to solve this question. There are a few strategies that can be used to solve this problem. I will have them available in the newsletter next week along with the winner. Please email me your solution and working firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget we are still selling the Entertainment Book. It is full of discount vouchers and they make great gifts.
Order yours using this link
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.
Applicant must have experience and be able to work during school hours. Applications close next Friday 17th May.
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The Fruit Incentive ticket winner for the last week of Term was Audrey I, KW. Congratulations Audrey, 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!!