- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
- AUSTRALIAN EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENSUS
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
- NEW FURNITURE FOR YEAR 6!
- LIBRARY NEWS
- SPORTS NEWS
- CANTEEN NEWS
- CANTEEN SPECIAL LUNCH
- UNIFORM SHOP
- RECIPES FROM STS P AND P'S KITCHEN GARDEN
- SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS
- SCHOOL SPORT ACT
Dear Parents and Carers
“Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample of the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own.”
Last night the Community Council met. Addressing the council was Sr Noelene Quinanne and Toni Lebroy, both of whom work for Catholic Care. Sr Noelene specifically works for Mackillop House, a residential unit in Lyneham that houses homeless women, including those with families. Often the residents are fleeing domestic violence or other fraught domestic circumstances. Their input broadened our understanding of the services that the Church provides in Canberra and their work is based in Catholic social teaching, at the heart of which resides the unshakeable conviction of the dignity of all human beings. Both Sr Noelene’s and Toni’s input was invaluable and we have the opportunity, as the wider school community, to consider how we can best help and support this very important ministry.
We are keenly anticipating our Term Two disco that will be held on Friday, May 28 Week 6. Our DJ, Jungle Jerry, has been busy collating playlists of classics which promise a little something for everyone. With talent like this in store, our disco promises to be a memorable night. If you would like to contribute songs to the playlist, please fill out this Google form https://forms.gle/GjxsxEJVYVFGywpM9
Tickets will be available next week on Qkr! A $5 ticket will include Sausage, Drink & Treat. Students will get a token at the door to receive their Food and Drink.
Session times will be the same as previous years in the Hall:
6.30 – 7.15 pm Kinder, 1, 2
7.30 – 8.30 pm Years 3-6
The Community Council is coordinating the disco. We also require some volunteers for the night. If you are able to assist in anyway, please contact the Chair of Community Council, Thomas Mulligan, or contact the front office.
Congratulations to Charlie Watt in 3/4W who represented the A.C.T. in the National Futsal Championships in Sydney in the school holidays. Congratulations Charlie, we are very proud of you and it is an amazing achievement. Well done!
Last night the Parish of the Transfiguration held the Information Night for the Sacrament of Confirmation for all students in Year 6 who are making their Confirmation this year. As is the case each year, it is a joint sacramental occasion, held with the students and families from Holy Trinity at Curtin. I wish all our boys and girls the very best as they embark on this very special journey and step in their lives. My thanks to our Year 6 teachers, Paul Jenkins and Sarah Kennelly, for their support of our students, and Fron Garrett-Rumba, our acting REC, Fr John Woods, our Parish Priest, and all families, on whose shoulders we stand.
Catholic Schools’ Week and Enrolment
This week is Catholic Schools’ Week and is a feature of the enrolment period. Sts Peter and Paul celebrated the occasion by inviting parents in to have lunch with their students on Monday. My thanks to those parents who were able to attend; it was a very good experience for all concerned. Enrolments continue to come in for Kindergarten, which is very encouraging, and I ask all returning families to submit an application by the end of May. Today we held our fourth Open Morning, which was very well attended. Our final Open Morning is next Monday, from 9am – 11am.
Next week is NAPLAN week for our Years 3 and 5 students. NAPLAN was effectively cancelled across Australia last year, due to COVID-19, and so in a sense we are resuming our practice. The students will be tested in Maths, reading, writing, spelling and grammar. I wish all of our students the very best as they sit the tests and I thank our Years 3 and 5 teachers for their support, and Sean Rutledge for coordinating NAPLAN.
Next Sunday is Mothers’ Day and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our mums the very best for Sunday and a very happy Mothers’ Day. Thank you for the many, many ways you support the school and of course for what you contribute to the lives of the children whom you love so very much. We are having a ‘Donuts for Mum’ at the drop-off drive through in the morning, so if there is any opportunity for you to drop off your son or daughter, I encourage you to do so. In addition, each child will bring home a small present. Happy Mothers’ day to all of our mums.
Have a wonderful week with your families.
Catholic Schools Week
The theme of Catholic Schools week is “Faith and hope in the future.”
The theme this year describes the desire for our Catholic school experience to be one of engaging faith, of inspiring minds and of creating strong communities of hope. To embrace this, Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn are places filled with hope, joy and wonder, where the fullness of life is experienced and where Christ, the source of our hope, is found at the centre of all that they are and all that they do. We asked our students to explain why they love Sts Peter and Paul - below are some of the reasons why…
Jesus tries to convey an important message to his disciples in this week’s Gospel. He is trying to share with them some understanding of the incredible joy he experiences through his relationship with the Father. And just as he is loved by the Father, so Jesus loves his disciples and so are they invited to share in the love of the Father. Jesus’ whole mission and ministry was to share with people the love of God that he knew so intimately. His actions towards the ‘lesser ones’ of the world was to demonstrate to them that they are not only worthy of love but were already loved. Jesus tells his disciples that all they have to do to constantly remain in his love is to keep his commandments and then he clarifies for them that his only commandment to them is to love one another as Jesus loved. To live in the love of Jesus and know the love of the Father, all we have to do is love one another.
Adapted from Greg Sunter
Congratulations to Ava G, Isabella W and Charlie C who made their First Reconciliation on Saturday. Please keep those students who are making 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. Please enrol your child via QKr by Friday May 7th. Please also, select a family group via the link below.
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: email@example.com
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
9/05/2021 – Sixth 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)
Playing our part to build a national picture of child health
In early 2021, our school, along with thousands of others across the country will begin preparations for the fifth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
The AEDC gives us a national picture of the development, health and wellbeing of children in their first year of full-time school. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and develop better policies to target support for children and families.
Children don’t miss any class time, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. The AEDC gives us data at a school and community level - it isn’t an assessment of individual children.
Some teachers have also noticed that completing the assessments made them more aware of the needs of individual children and the class as a whole and that the census results are useful in planning for transitions to Year 1 and developing class programs.
Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census.
To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website: www.aedc.gov.au.
If you have any questions, you can contact Sts Peter and Paul census coordinator Maryanne Armstrong.
|KM||Ollie S||Isabella C||Imogen K|
|KW||Archie S||Dominic M||Sophia G|
|1M||Portia R||Jamie K||Marcus H|
|1W||Anaishe J||Levi G||Ebony S|
|2M||Czarina L||Meshari A||Harper deS|
|2W||Rueben R||Lexie W||Nicholas V|
|3/4B||Lucy A||Mya W||Xavier H|
|3/4M||Grace R||Ned S||Sienna G|
|3/4W||Zara S||Claire H||Jack M|
|5M||Lucy D||Zoe T||Elke S|
|5W||Rory M||Anastasiia L||Abigail H|
|6M||Andrea A||Mitchell B||Kira M|
|6W||Tom s||Michael P||Ciara G|
Principal's Awards: Noah G, 6M; Nicholas W, 6M; Eva A, 6W; Greta B, 6W
Learning Support Awards: (please note that LS awards are given to any child in the school that the Classroom Support Assistants have noticed doing something wonderful): Thomas H, 1M; Harry R, 3/4M
The Year 6 students are enjoying their vibrant new classroom work spaces with the addition of new furniture. Both Year Six classrooms have been fitted out with all new furniture. The furniture is attractive, practical and versatile allowing for collaborative learning to take place. The flexible furniture allows the students to take ownership of their space to support growing independence and engagement in learning.
2 WEEKS UNTIL WE BLAST OFF WITH OUR BOOK FAIR!!
Thank you to the lovely parents who have added their names to the book fair roster!
- Day and Time: 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!
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 and our Book Fair next week so look out for more details coming soon!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Library or borrowing.
Saints Peter and Paul Cross Country Carnival
Well done to all students who participated in our Cross Country Carnival on Friday 23rd April. A special congratulations goes to the following students who are our age champions for 2021.
Juniors: Anna S and Hamish S
11 Years: Ava T and Noah G
Seniors: Josie A and Ben S
We will hand out the cross country age champion shields to the above students and ribbons to all students who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective 8-12 years races on Monday 10th May (Week 4) at our morning assembly.
Congratulations also goes to Bangalong, who had the most house points on the day.
Thank you so much to all of the parents that came and helped out on the day. We would not have been able to do it without you. It was so nice to be able to welcome parents and spectators back to our carnival. It was great to see you there cheering on your children as they made their way around the track.
If you think your child may have qualified 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 has been selected to represent our school at the regional carnival, they will receive a note about this shortly. Please be aware that there will be a quick turnaround for bringing these notes back to school, as nominations need to be submitted to the convening school for organisational purposes. If your child would like to participate they will need to have brought their note back to me no later than Monday 17th May. They will also have needed to pay $10 via Qkr. Thank you so much for your assistance with this.
Saints Peter and Paul Athletics Carnival save the date
Our school athletics carnival will be held on Friday 4th June (Week 7) at Woden Park. Please watch out for more information in relation to this coming on SZapp (located in the ‘Feed’ section) in the coming weeks.
School Sport ACT Calendar
Term and Week
Day and Date
Term Two, Week 7
Wednesday 2nd June
Primary South/Weston Cross Country
Term Two, Week 8
Monday 7th June
ACT Futsal Primary School Day
(Years 3/4 and 5/6)
Term Two, Week 9
Wednesday 16th June
ACT 12&U Cross Country Championships
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!
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
THE CANTEEN WILL BE CHANGING TO WOODEN CUTLERY, we can use up our plastic cutlery until the ban.
Alternatively, children can bring their own cutlery from home.
Please select on Qkr! If you would like the canteen to provide cutlery in your child/ren’s lunch order.
Special Lunch Day
Wednesday 12 May
WEDNESDAY 12 May the school will be holding its next special lunch day!
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 7 MAY!
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.
Please give any used second-hand uniform to Mrs R in the canteen, Thank you.
1 large onion, diced
3 small zucchinis, grated
1 capsicum, chopped
1 large eggplant, cubed
2 carrots, grated
1 small sweet potato, cubed
2 Tbspn tomato passata sauce
1 pkt lasagna sheets
Preheat oven to 180 degrees, grease a large oven proof dish and set aside.
Heat oil in a large frying pan, add onions and stir until translucent, then add the remaining vegetables and cook for a few minutes.
Add passata and turn down to low then cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Cover the base of the prepared dish with lasagna sheets.
Place 1/3 veggie mixture over the lasagna and top with 1/3 grated cheese.
Repeat this two more times ending with the cheese, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden.
This recipe is on page 63 of our 50th Anniversary Cookbook. and was donated by our amazing Canteen Manager, Lauretta Raccosta. It is also one of the yummy items on our canteen menu.
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.
Canberra Tree Week is a celebration of all things trees in Canberra. Our city is full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provide many positive benefits to the community.
Canberra Tree Week 2021
After a hiatus in 2020, Canberra Tree Week is returning in 2021 and will be held from 1-9 May 2021 with many great events happening across the ACT.
You can view the Canberra Tree Week calendar (PDF 220KB) to see what events are on during Tree Week.
As part of Tree Week, check out a Story Walk.
Story Walk - National Arboretum, Canberra
Libraries ACT and the National Arboretum have teamed up to bring you a very special Story Walk. Bring the whole family and take a stroll through the Arboretum while reading a picture book written by local author Tania McCartney. The featured story Mamie celebrates the life of May Gibbs. Mamie features beautiful illustrations of beloved gum trees and the magical creatures that Gibbs found in them.
Starting at the Visitor Centre, Download the map at the first Story Station near the Village Centre or pick up a printed map from the Village Centre during open hours. Follow the 600m route to each stop to find out what happens next in the story.
Wear covered footwear and bring water, hats and sunscreen. Please note that this activity is not pram friendly as some stations are located in forested areas with uneven terrain.
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.