- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- LIBRARY NEWS
- SPORTS NEWS
- KITCHEN AND CANTEEN INGREDIENT DRIVE
- CANTEEN NEWS
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM STS P AND P'S KITCHEN GARDEN
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- VINNIES KNOCK ON EFFECT CAMPAIGN
- HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
- SCHOOLS CHESS CHALLENGE
- SCHOOL SPORT ACT
- TENNIS FOR JUNIORS
Dear Parents and Carers
On Saturday night I had the privilege of attending the Reconciliation Presentation Mass (also held on Sunday morning), for our Year 3 students who are making their First Reconciliation this year. It was a Mass we celebrated with our Sister school, Holy Trinity, which made it all the more special. Our Year 3 students continue their journey this Friday, which sees them participate in their Retreat Day, again with Holy Trinity. Next Thursday, March 25, the children making their First Reconciliation receive the Sacrement for the first time.
Our enrolment period begins in a few weeks, in the second week of Term 2. It will run for 3 weeks. This is an enrolment period for all Catholic schools, and we will soon be hosting visits from Michael Lee, Principal at Mackillop College, Anna Masters, Principal at Merici College, and Brad Cooney, Principal at St Clare’s College. It will be a good experience for our Year 6 students to meet and consider, with their parents, the different types of high schools and colleges and what they can offer. Sts Peter and Paul will put on the website, very soon, the dates for our Information Evening and our Open Days.
I am very proud of Tricia Drabsch (Mrs D), who has enrolled in an Occupational Therapy Degree. Tricia is one of our wonderful LSAs and is known to many of the students. Tricia’s units of study include Introduction to Occupational Therapy, Professional Orientation (Health), Concepts in Biology and Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology. I wish Tricia the very best in her studies and I look forward to her ongoing contributions to Sts Peter and Paul and Catholic education in general. Well done, Tricia.
Friday next week sees the Year 6 students undertake the first of their Leadership Days. Our Year 6 students are undertaking four leadership days this year (1 per term) and it provides them all with an invaluable experience of leadership training, setting goals, developing skills and abilities, and enhancing emotional and physical wellbeing. My thanks to our wonderful Year 6 teachers, Paul Jenkins and Sarah Kennelly, for organising the days.
A reminder that Playgroup is on Friday next week, open for all mums and dads with children who are under school age. Please bring a friend – they do not need to be parents at Sts Peter and Paul; this is a service for the whole community.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
Sacrament of Reconciliation News
We thank our parents and families for attending the Reconciliation Presentation Masses last weekend. There was a lovely community feel at these Masses and a strong sense of connection between the schools. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Yvette, Simone and Peta for hosting the Reconciliation home groups.- we simply couldn’t have done it without you!
To select a time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please click here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XcnHIlxIDgEkLbdrFd_SM6tn1kFM-1nzc6ExsdPitMk/edit?usp=sharing
and choose a time convenient to you. We recommend you open this document on a PC or laptop. Further information regarding details about attending your session will be sent via email.
Year 3 students will attend a retreat day at Holy Trinity this Friday to support the Parish First Reconciliation program. All Year 3 students will need to be dropped off at Holy Trinity by 9am on Friday (supervision will be available from 8:30am). Students will need to bring their own recess and lunch, a hat and water bottle. They can wear free clothes to this day.
In this week’s Gospel passage. Jesus declares that, ‘unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.’ He is speaking of course about his own life, but he is speaking also to those around him and those of us who read the words today. Unless we are prepared to let go of our ego, our status, our ‘reputation’, for the sake of others and respond to them from the heart then we can never experience the breadth and depth of what it means to belong to a community. When we are prepared to let go of our hang-ups and reservations to make a difference in the lives of others then the ‘harvest’ that will be gathered from those actions will be great indeed!
From Greg Sunter
Vinnies Knock On Effect
Vinnies changes lives every day, but they need our help. During the month of March Vinnies is running the Knock On Effect campaign to highlight the knock on effects that donations, fundraising and raising awareness can have. With over 2 million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over half a million children, your contribution allows the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide more than immediate help, it provides something much more valuable - the opportunity of a better life. Please join us in supporting those who need a hand up in challenging times
21st March – Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B
Praying with Children is an online resource that is designed for families with children to use at home.
It includes an extract from the Sunday gospel, along with some reflection questions, family activities and a short video to watch.
On Monday, we are celebrating Harmony Day. Students can wear an orange accessory.
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
|KM||Sebastian H||Amelia Q||Sean B|
|KW||Beatrix B||Archie T||James K|
|1W||Oliver D||Abhi W||Naisha S|
|2M||Sofia S T M’K||Charlie G||Bentley B|
|2W||Harry C||Mina H||Anwesha K|
|3/4W||Finn B & Lilia W||Maja G||Edwin A|
|6M||Henry W||Maya W||Noah G|
|6W||Marly C||Cedric V||Emily B|
Principal's Award: Abby W, 3/4W
Learning Support Award: Abby E, 5W
Congratulations to everyone who has borrowed so far this term- especially Year 2 who borrowed the most books in February! It is lovely to see the children for their Library lessons, as well as during Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes when the Library is open to come and enjoy reading or quiet drawing.
~February Borrowing Statistics~
WELL DONE YEAR 2!!!
Year 1 Maroon
Year 1 White
Year 2 Maroon
Year 2 White
Year 3/4 Maroon
Year 3/4 White
Year 3/4 Blue 77
Year 5 Maroon
Year 5 White
Year 6 Maroon
Year 6 White
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Library or borrowing.
South/Weston Region Swimming Carnival Thursday 25th March
at the Stromlo Leisure Centre, Corner of Uriarra Road and Dave McInnes Rd, Stromlo.
A special congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent our school at this carnival: Ava T, Zoe T, Lucy D, Stella H, Lucy Mc, Josie A, Greta B, Maya W, Abigail H, Lucy A, Elke S, Luqman O, William A, Lucas S, Rory M, Cooper L, Maximo A and Marly C. We wish you all the best if you have chosen to compete in your races next Thursday.
Thank you to all of the families who have gotten these notes back to me. I am submitting the list of students and parents/spectators attending on the day to the regional carnival organisers this afternoon (Wednesday 17th March.)
Please note that any parent/spectator; will not be allowed on the officials side of the pool (glassed wall side), is not allowed to be accompanied by any other family members and must line up and get their name checked off the list upon entry to the pool. Unfortunately, if your name is not on the list you will not be allowed to enter the pool.
Swimming Carnival 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Ribbon Assemblies
All 8-10 years 50, 100 and 200m ribbons will be handed out at our morning assembly next Monday 29th March. The Junior Age Champions will also be announced at this time.
All 11-12 years 50, 100 and 200m ribbons will be handed out at our morning assembly next Wednesday 31st March. The 11 years and Senior Age Champions will also be announced at this time.
Saints Peter and Paul Cross Country Carnival Friday 23rd April (Term Two, Week 1)
at Eddison Park Woden
This year our Cross Country Carnival is once again being held at Eddison Park. If you would like to help out on the day, and have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card, please watch out for a note and form about this coming soon in the ‘Feed’ section of SZapp. I kindly ask that these assistance forms be submitted no later than Tuesday 20th April.
As with the swimming carnival, we will also be welcoming any parents/caregivers/other family members as spectators. We kindly ask that you use the Saints Peter and Paul Check in Canberra App QR code on the day, which will be located near the recording table. There will also be a sign in/out sheet if you don’t have a smartphone. Thank you very much in advance for your assistance with this.
If you think your child may qualify for the South/Weston Region Cross Country Carnival, please have a look at the information below.
South/Weston Region Cross Country Carnival Wednesday 2nd June
at Stromlo Forest Park, Opperman Avenue, Stromlo.
If your child is selected to represent our school at the regional carnival, they will receive information in relation to this soon after our school carnival. Please be aware that there will be a quick turnaround for bringing these notes back, as nominations need to be submitted to the convening school for organisational purposes.
Cricket clinics are continuing each Monday for the rest of the term in Weeks 8 and 9, so please send your child to school wearing their sports clothes on these days. Thank you so much for your assistance with this.
If you ever have any questions about anything related to Sport, please don’t hesitate to get in touch email@example.com Hopefully I’ll be able to help you out!
Kitchen and Canteen Ingredient Drive
To help stock our pantries for 2021 we are having an Ingredient Drive.
On Thursday 18th March we are having a mufti day.
This is where we are asking all students to come to school wearing casual clothes, not school uniform and in return bring an item to stock our pantries.
Each class will be asked to bring in a different item and there will be prizes for the class that has highest percentage participation.
There will be a box in each classroom to place the items in.
Your class item is listed below.
Thank you - Robyn Moore and Lauretta Raccosta
Kinder W 500grms Butter block
Kinder M 500gms Butter block
1 W Tin of Condensed milk
1 M Desiccated Coconut or paper towels
2M Brown paper bags
2 W Rolled Oats or paper towels
3 /4 M Plain Flour (white or wholemeal)
3 /4 W Self Raising Flour (white or wholemeal)
3 /4 B Self Raising Flour (white or wholemeal)
5 W Dishwashing Liquid
5 M Baking Paper (not greaseproof paper)
6 W Sugar (Brown, White or Raw)
6 M Oil or Oil spray
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.
Canteen Roster - Week 8
Thank you helpers; your assistance is very much appreciated!
Please contact me if you are unable to make your shift, Thank you.
Are you able to help out in the canteen?
If you have any spare time and would like to help out in the canteen, PLEASE feel free to contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Winter is almost here! Get in early and beat the rush.
Winter School Uniform now available on Qkr!
Winter Tunics are low in store.
Despite an order being placed early February, we’ve been advised that the Winter Tunics will not arrive till late May.
For this reason, we are asking that only 1 Tunic per child be purchased till stock arrives.
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.
Please give any used second-hand uniform to Mrs R in the canteen, Thank you.
2 sheets of frozen piuff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grated tasty cheese
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 200 degrees, line a baking tray with paper and set aside.
Spread tomato sauce over 1 sheet of pastry and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Place remaining pastry sheet on top and roll lightly with a rolling pin to seal pastry sheets together.
Brush the top with milk and cup into 16 strips, then cut each strip into half to make 32 strips.
Twist each strip a few times by holding the ends with clean fingers and turning in opposite ways.
Place twists on prepared tray and cook for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
This recipe is on page 132 of 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.
Vinnies changes lives every day, but they need our help
During the month of March Vinnies is running the Knock On Effect campaign to highlight the knock on effects that donations, fundraising and raising awareness can have.
With over 2 million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over half a million children, your contribution allows the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide more than immediate help, it provides something much more valuable - the opportunity of a better life.
Please join us in supporting those who need a hand up in challenging times.
Canberra Academy of Chess & Sydney Academy of Chess is holding it's annual SCHOOLS CHESS CHALLENGE (WODEN) on Sunday, 28th March 2021. Please see the attached PDF for more information.
School Sport ACT (SSACT)
Please follow this link www.schoolsportact.org.au to access all information related to School Sport ACT. The current primary school sporting calendar can be found on this page. Please ensure that you visit this page regularly as dates sometimes change due to unforeseen circumstances.
The process for registering your child for an ACT sport trial can be found below. If you need any assistance registering your child, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will hopefully be able to help you out. If you find that there are any steps missing within this process, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
SSACT Registration Process
School Sport ACT now collects all registration information online – this is to prevent the movement to and fro of a paper note and have all information readily available to officials prior to the trial. As this process incurs a fee for data storage, system maintenance and admin, a small fee payment via credit card will be required.
How to register a Student with School Sport ACT.
- Go to the School Sport ACT website schoolsportact.org.au
- Go to Register (top right corner of the homepage) and create an account.
- After completion, check your registered email to verify your account. (Always check your spam folder in case you didn't immediately receive the verification email).
- After verifying your account, Log In (top right hand corner of the homepage) using your registered email and password.
- You’ll be presented with your Parent Dashboard. From there you can start the process of registering a Student into a Trial.
- Click the green Add Student
- Complete all of the information required for your Student (e.g. Medical Details, Sport, Playing History, Preferred Position, School etc.) and save the information. (If your child is already in the system, please ensure that your child’s school is up to date in your profile.)
- Click on the trial information box and then click on the register to trial link.
- Make the small credit card payment. After payment your Principal/School Approver will receive an email for their approval to trial.
You will be able to see the process has been complete back in My Profile – once your Principal/School Approver has completed the approval process your child’s information will be collated onto a list for the Team Manager and Coach prior to trial.