- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- LIBRARY NEWS
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
- JOIN YOUR CHILD FOR LUNCH
- COOKING / FOOD SCIENCE / GARDENING CLUB
- CANTEEN NEWS
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM STS P AND P'S KITCHEN GARDEN
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- GUITAR TUITION
- MACKILLOP OPEN DAY
- ST CLARE'S COLLEGE OPEN DAY
- SCHOOL SPORT ACT
Dear Parents and Carers
Last night we held our Information Night for parents interested in enrolling their child or children at Sts Peter and Paul in 2022. It was very well attended. I would like to thank the Leadership Team, all of whom spoke, for their support, and I would like to thank four of our Year 6 students, who also attended, Greta Barmin, Eva Andrighetto, Noah Gocevski and Nicholas Wawn. Greta, Eva, Nick and Noah all spoke about what Sts Peter and Paul means to them and they did extremely well. I am very proud of them. We have two more Open Mornings, on Wednesday May 5th from 9 am – 11 am, and Monday May 10th, from 9 am – 11 am. Our enrolment period officially closes on Friday May 28th.
Last Friday we held our Cross Country Carnival at Eddison Park and fortunately, the weather was beautiful and created an ideal day to hold a carnival. It was a very good morning and all children from K – 6 had the opportunity to participate. My thanks to Mary de Smet for her excellent work in coordinating the carnival and to all staff for their support. We also had many parents assist on the day and I would like to thank all of our parents as well. Your support is essential – thank you.
Yesterday 3/4B led the school in a prayer reflection on ANZAC day. My thanks to Luke Gubler, and the boys and girls of 3/4B, for their thoughtful and reflective presentation on ANZAC day. The school was fortunate in having one of our parents, Wing Commander Danny Sgalippa speak to the childen about what ANZAC Day means to him and the significance of the day for the the wider community. My thanks to Mr Sgalippa for his support and to 3/4B for their very good work.
A reminder that parents are now asked to update their parent contact information via Compass, which will increasingly be used to push out all information. It will take the place of Szap and become the major and primary communication platform that is used by the school. Please update your details as soon as possible.
Gymnastics in the playground
We have a current ban on gymnastics in the playground during break times as an interim control measure related to the number of injuries we have had from gymnastics at the end of the last term. We had 13 injuries in one day and multiple injuries on other days due to gymnastics in the playground.
This is a temporary control measure while we review the data and talk to teachers and students about the individual activities causing the injuries. We will develop a position related to how we can still allow students freedom of movement without the large number of recorded injuries we saw at the end of the term and update students and parents around these playground activities in the coming weeks.
Jade Arranz, one of wonderful CSAs, is currently undertaking some further study. Jade is studying a Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Behavioural Studies. Some of her degree units include Brain and Behaviour, Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood, Psychology of Wellbeing and Connecting with Culture: Indigenous Australian Experiences, and the like. This will aid Jade in her work at Sts Peter and Paul and is a credit to her and her dedication to her ongoing learning. Congratulations, Jade.
Year 6 Leadership Day
This Friday, our Year 6 students have their second Leadership Day at BFirm. The students have a thoroughly enjoyable day and are enabled to partcipate in a number of acitivities that are designed to increase their skills in collaboration, communication and teamwork, as well as build their resilience. My thanks to Paul Jenkins and Sarah Kennelly for their work in organising this experience for our Year 6 students.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
Gospel Reflection- Living the Gospel – Bearing fruit
The image of the vine and the branches emphasises that we are an inclusive community of believers that thrives on Christ’s resurrected life. The early church was a multicultural community; it included inhabitants from Jerusalem, Judea, Galilee, Samaria and even Damascus. Some of these people were firmly rooted in Jewish customs, others were more Greek in their culture. Our own community of believers is also multicultural and comprised of individuals, yet we are all connected, all a part of the same vine. This week’s Gospel reminds us to demonstrate our love for God and for each other in the way we live. We all joined to Christ and each other as branches are part of the vine and together can bear fruit in abundance.
Adapted from Greg Sunter
Please keep the students who will make their First Reconciliation in the coming weeks in your prayers. May they know God’s healing grace.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Families of Year 6 students who have made their First Eucharist are invited to enrol their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a parent information night commencing at 5:30pm via Zoom on Tuesday May 4th. Please enrol your child via QKr by Friday May 7th.
Below are the key details relating to the Sacrament and instructions for enrolling via Qkr. If you have any questions, please feel very welcome to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 8th May 2021
Return of enrolment form, fees and host nominations.
Tuesday, 4th May, 2021
5.30pm: A Zoom Information Night for Family Group Hosts
6:00pm A Zoom Introductory Night for all Parents of students making their Confirmation
Thursday 27th May, at 5:00pm
|Stole making night @ Holy Trinity|
|May-June (various dates)||Four family group meetings to be held before the children’s retreat|
Saturday 5th 6:00pm
Sunday 6th June 9:30am
|Candidate Presentation Mass at Holy Trinity|
Thursday June 3rd
|Children’s Retreat Day @ Holy Trinity 9:00 am -2:15pm|
Tuesday 15th June
Wednesday 16th June
|Sacrament of Confirmation at 6:00pm at Holy Trinity Church|
How to enrol for Confirmation via Qkr
- Download or open the Qkr app on your phone or device
- Sign up or Login
- Tap the search icon and type in ‘Transfiguration’
- Select North Woden Transfiguration Parish(you may need to follow the prompts to add a profile)
- Select parish payments and sacraments
- Select sacraments
- SelectConfirmation (please note that the due date listed is April 30th, but this has been extended to Friday 8th May)
- Complete the enrolment
2/05/2021 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
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.
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
4 WEEKS UNTIL OUR SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR BEGINS!
Our book fair is on before (8:15am-9:00am) and after school (3:15-5:00pm) Tuesday 18th May, Wednesday 19th May and Thursday 20th May (Week 5).
4 WEEKS UNTIL OUR SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR BEGINS!
- Our book fair is on before (8:15am-9:00am) and after school (3:15-5:00pm) Tuesday 18th May, Wednesday 19th May and Thursday 20th May (Week 5).
- Eftpos and cash facilities will be available. Students will be viewing the books and items available in Week 4 and will bring home a ‘wish list’ (please note- you do not have to purchase all or any of the items on the list).
- This is our major fundraiser for our school Library and we would love as many children as possible to participate!
- If you think you would like to volunteer to help out with the Book Fair please add your name in the following document- Book Fair Roster. You will need to have a WWVP card and I will provide more details in the coming weeks.
4 WEEKS UNTIL LIFT-OFF!! National Simultaneous storytime is happening on Wednesday 19th May at 11am and all students will participate in the Hall. Scholastic is over the moon to launch Give me some Space! written and illustrated by Philip Bunting for an out of this world event in 2021! The book will be read by an astronaut on board the International Space Station simultaneously with over 1 million kids here on Earth!
We will be holding some fun competitions to do with NSS in the coming weeks so look out for more details coming soon!
Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge Ambassador Visit for Years K-2
‘Books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was little, my dad read us children’s classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows. I still have the copy of Alice that my grandmother gave me for my seventh birthday, complete with difficult words underlined in pencil so I could look them up in the dictionary later.’- Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder
We are excited to have Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder coming to speak to grades Kinder- Year 2 on Thursday, 20 May, in her role as Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge Ambassador. Stephanie is an award-winning author, illustrator, editor and book reviewer. Her children’s picture books include: I’ve Got a Feeling! (IBBY Outstanding Book 2011); Trouble in the Surf, illustrated by Briony Stewart (CBCA Notable Book 2020); and her latest book, Australia’s Wild Weird Wonderful Weather, illustrated by Tania McCartney. Stephanie’s Heritage Heroes series of historical novels includes Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea (Winner, NSW Premier’s Young People’s History Prize 2012) and Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony (Winner, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2016). Lennie the Legend is currently being made into a feature film. We would like to thank the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge for facilitating this wonderful opportunity for our students.
Library Lessons for Term 2 have changed for some classes.
Mondays- Year 5M & 5W (on weeks with public holidays students are welcome to come and borrow books on Tuesdays).
Tuesdays- Year 6M, 6W, 3/4M and 3/4B (Year 3 & 4 students need a Library bag to borrow)
Wednesdays- Kinder M, Kinder W, Year 1M and Year 3/4W (remember your Library bag)
Thursdays- Year 1W, Year 2M and Year 2W (remember your Library bag)
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the Library or borrowing.
- DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday 21 April (week 1)
Tuesday 27 April (week 2)
Wednesday 5 May (week 3)
Monday 10 May (week 4)
|9-11 am||Open Days|
|Catholic Schools Week|
Friday 7 May
|Mother's Day Celebration|
Friday 7 May
|by 9am||Last chance to order canteen special lunch|
Wednesday 12 May
|Canteen Special Lunch|
Tuesday 18 May - Thursday 20 May
Wednesday 19 May
|11am||National Simultaneous Storytime|
One of our incredibly talented Yr 6 students, Tareq A recently represented the ACT at the Futsal nationals at Hawkesbury, NSW for the the age group Under 11’s. Congratulations Tareq on this incredible achievement.
Cooking/Food Science and the Curriculum and Garden Club
The beginning of Term 2 sees Year 1 and Kinder using our kitchen garden to enhance our classroom learning. Kinder are having fun with maths and health while Year 1 are learning about science and social skills.
This week, however, Kinder and Year 1 had the pleasure of making ANZAC Day biscuits while they learnt about why we still make them today. They all enjoyed cooking yummy biscuits as well as developing an understanding of why these biscuits were sent overseas to our soldiers during the war (a history lesson thrown in for good measure).
Carry bags were also decorated so everyone could take some home to share with family and friends.
In Garden Club we are taking care of very precious plants that will be finding new homes in a few weeks. Mums, Grandmas and carers – keep a look out for these…
This week’s garden club starts back up on Friday with lots of important jobs to do. We will be tidying up, watering and harvesting at lunch on Friday, after eating time.
If you would more information about incorporating the curriculum or garden club, please email Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden Club
CANTEEN IS CASHLESS
Families can make contactless payments 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 3, Term 2
Help needed please
Help needed please
Thank you helpers; your assistance is very much appreciated!
Please contact me if you are unable to help out on your day.
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 email@example.com
Term 2 canteen roster available now
Click on the link below to add your selected time to the roster.
Please ensure you have your WWVP card.
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 Tunic stocks are low in the uniform shop.
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.
AWESOME ORANGE CAKE (Great with a cup of tea!)
115 g butter
115 g margarine
500 ml fresh squeezed orange juice
285 g granulated sugar
400 g self raising flour
6 Tbs icing sugar, sifted
3 tbs fresh orange juice
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease or line a square 23cm baking tray
Place butter and margarine in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted, then remove from heat.
Add orange juice and sugar and stir well.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the saucepan along with the SR flour.
Mix until all the ingredients are well blended and pour into the prepared tray.
Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.
Meanwhile place icing sugar in a small bowl and add the orange juice gradually whilst stirring to form a thin paste.
Pour icing over the hot cake and leave the cake to cool in the tin, then cut into small pieces to share.
This recipe is on page 75 of our 50th Anniversary Cookbook. and was donated by the wonderful Grove family who have been a part of our community for many years. This is the family's last year at the school and they will all be missed.
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.
Let's go on a treasure hunt!
Make up clues leading to the 'treasure' and stick them up around the house and/or garden .....
if you're feeling particularly adventurous ......
spread your clues around Canberra!
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.