Welcome to Week 9 everyone
I was reading an article last week and a quote from Mother Theresa struck me –
“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Saint Mother Teresa
This quote sits very comfortably with our motto of ‘Doing ordinary things extraordinarily well’ Somewhat of a theme for this week’s newsletter.
SCC Open Forum
Thank-you to all the people who were able to participate in our Open Forum last week, either in person, via Zoom or by correspondence. The ideas that came out from the meeting were wide and varied. The SCC will now hold an extraordinary meeting next week for Executive members to review our community’s contributions and feedback to community on how we can move forward.
World’s Greatest Shave
One of our very brave students, Evie, has decided to participate in this wonderful charity. I asked Evie what it is about and why she is doing it. Her response was as follows –
The World’s Greatest Shave is when you shave off all your hair and you raise money before and after that happens. This money goes towards hospitals, people, and families who are affected by Leukaemia
‘I am doing this because a few years ago my Atii (grandpa) died from Leukaemia and I want to help create a cure as I know other people who suffer from this as well and I would like to make a difference.’
Evie will be having her head shaved by her dad next week immediately after our Morning Assembly. If children.
There is some minor electrical work and final paperwork that have held up the full operation of the new school sign. We believe that all will be up in lights ready for next term.
Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews
School reports will be available for collection from 9:30am on Friday 5th July, from the Front Office. If you cannot collect the report, your child will bring it home that afternoon. If your child is absent then the report will be mailed to you over the holidays.
In week one of Term 3, parent/teacher interviews will be conducted before and after school. A link will be sent out to parents tomorrow. This will enable you to make an online booking through the School Interviews website.
Next Friday at 2pm we will be celebrating our Semester One Awards ceremony. All parents are welcome to attend as we celebrate the efforts of some of our children who have been demonstrating for the semester what it means to achieve.
Salt and Light
Next week Mrs De Rosa and Mrs Thomas will be taking part in professional development based around their faith journey. They will be away at this religious retreat for Monday and Tuesday.
Last week the Yr 5/6 children attended the Nara Peace Park at the end of a busy excursion. Each child was able to ring the Peace Bell and recite one of the five statements about peace. Next week we will receive a visit from a representative from Rotary who will help present our school with a Peace Pole of our own for our garden. It will be standing reminder for peace in our world to prevail.
I am canvasing if there students in Year 5/6 (possibly 3/4 depending on numbers) who may be interested in a maths club, one to two mornings a week, beginning Term 3. Children will be given the opportunity to complete some cool maths problems or ask general questions about some areas that they may need extra help on. If you might like your child to take part in this please contact me on email@example.com
After many years looking after the school banking, we are both moving on to different things at the end of the year.
Is there anyone in the school community that would like to take on this role? It takes about 45 minutes per week, and if the role is shared between 2 or 3 people, this would only be once every 2 or 3 weeks. Banking usually comes into the school on Thursday and is completed by Friday afternoon, however this could be changed if another day is more suitable. The bank has a co-ordinator who provides support and a very helpful help desk for ongoing support.
It would be great to hear from anyone who is interested, so we can get you registered and we can spend a bit of time showing you the ropes. Please give us a call if you have any questions – we’ll be happy to have a chat or send a note in with your contact details if you are interested in taking on the role and we’ll be in touch.
Carol and Georgina
Ph (Carol) 0400 703044
With Nina De Rosa
I don’t usually pass on chain emails, however, this landed in my inbox and I thought it was worth sharing.
Heteronyms -- Enjoy!
Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is aheteronym.
You think English is easy??
I think a retired English teacher was bored...THIS IS GREAT!
Read all the way to the end.................
This took a lot of work to put together!
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meesee? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praughttt? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?
Some interesting food for thought
A huge thank you to our community for the efforts in collecting Earn and Learn stickers. Please send in any stickers or half filled booklets before the end of term so I can finalise our collection.
Mrs D’s ‘Thought of the Week….’
“Piglet: ‘How do you spell love?’ Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it.’”
With Sharee Thomas
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus asks the disciples for a “field report” by asking what people are saying about him. When Jesus turns the question directly to the Disciples and asks what they believe, Peter speaks for all of them when he announces that they believe Jesus to be the Christ. “Christ” is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for “messiah,” which means “the anointed one.” At the time of Jesus, the image of the “messiah” was laden with popular expectations, most of which looked for a political leader who would free the Jewish people from Roman occupation.
Jesus then uses this occasion to bless Peter and refers to him as “Rock” and says that the Church will be built upon him. We refer to someone as a “rock” when they are very reliable, which is what Jesus wants His disciples to feel about Peter.
As a family discuss how the Gospel reminds us that the Church is built on the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. It is faith that makes Peter the Rock upon which the Church is built. The family, as the domestic church and has this same faith as its foundation. Talk as a family about who has been and is a rock in your extended family. You could also talk about people whose faith has helped you to be a member of the Church and talk about what you have learned from leaders in our Church today.
This year students from our Year 5/6 Youth Ministry team are organising our Mini Vinnie’s Winter Appeal. We will be holding a drive for the Waramanga St Vincent de Paul Conference and Centre from Monday 1st July (Week 10 Term 2) until Thursday the 25th of July (Week 1, Term 3) and will be collecting blankets and warm clothing.
These items could include: jackets, beanies, gloves, scarves, jumpers etc. Your donations will be collected by Year 5/6 Youth Ministry students each Thursday morning, and will be collected by a Vinnie’s representative on the 25th of July.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
A reminder for parents of students in Year 6 who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation need to register and pay on QKR! at the school where you wish to celebrate (6pm Saturday 14th September at St Jude's or 9am Sunday 15th September). Registrations close on the 13th August.
Please see the note sent home in Week 8 for more details and key dates.
A big congratulations to the following students:
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
We welcome to our ELC team Lia Gould, Lia is the third educator in both our parttime classes and will be with us for the remainderof the year. She is already proving to be a valuable member of our Early Learning Centre.
I came across an article over the weekend about the importance of developing the vestibular sense, it was an interesting read and I highly recommend you take a moment to read it.
The vestibular sense goes back to the incredibly small hairs inside the inner ear. When we move, the fluid in our ears moves and stimulates those hairs, sending the brain information about where our body is in space. The more a child is out of an upright position, the more the fluid will move over the hairs, and the stronger the vestibular sense will become. Children need to put their bodies in all different positions and move them in all different directions in order to get that fluid moving.
The vestibular sense is a cornerstone sense because it affects the incorporation of all of the others senses. What does this look like? Children with a strong vestibular sense are more coordinated and better balanced. Kids who haven't fully developed their vestibular sense tend to be clumsy and run into things. They may not have a good understanding of personal space.
Movement during the day and throughout childhood is crucial. The importance here is monumental. Childhood is when children develop the vestibular sense and it's not happening while they sit still. Circle time, seat work, and computer lab sessions do not contribute to this type of sensory development. This is one reason why recess is so good for academics. Recess helps with brain development. It wakes the brain up so that the student is ready to learn more in the classroom setting.
Dance Concert – The Turtle and Lobster classes will be participating in the St Jude’s Dance Concert (matinee performance only) tomorrow Friday 28 June at 1pm in the school hall. There are still tickets available for this performance. If you would like to order tickets, please refer to the note on the school website.
ELC Parent teacher interviews – Reports have been sent home and parent teacher interviews are under way. If you have not yet booked an interview time, please do so on the booking sheet on your child’s classroom window as soon as possible.
2020 Enrolments –Letters of offer for 2020 ELC places have been mailed this week. If you have applied for ELC enrolment for next year, please check your mailbox over the next few days.
ELC Holiday Care – The ELC will be running a holiday care program for ELC children during the next school holidays. The program will run from from 8am to 5:30pm for the two weeks, 8 July to 19 July. More information about the program’s activities and excursions as well as booking forms are available at the ELC. Places are limited and bookings need to be submitted by this Friday 28 June.
Earn and Lean – The Earn and Learn promotion is now finished, thank you all who have helped to collect stickers to support St Mary’s Primary School in Batlow. Thank you to Lauren Orders who has taken on the task of counting how many stickers we have accumulated. If you have any spare stickers lying around your car or kitchen bench, please send them in by tomorrow. Any stickers received after Friday will not be counted in our final tally.
Below is a copy of this weeks school notes for you to read or print if necessary.
There may be valid reasons why some notes are not published here, if you think you are missing a note, hard copies can be found at the front office or from your childs classroom teacher.
If you are doing a clean-up at home this weekend, don't forget we are already collecting for the fete. Please drop off your pre-loved items at the front office.
- Children’s clothing
- White elephant items
- Garden pots and plants
- Large Moccona coffee glass jars
If you have any suggestions for stalls or if you would like to get involved early we would love to hear from you.
Email us at sjvfetegmail.com
Potting Plants Day 11th July
Leah Malpas is requesting the help of parents and grandparents to assist with the potting of tube stock in preparation for our Fete Plant Stall. Please respond to Leah Malpas (firstname.lastname@example.org), and come and join in the planting fun.
Thursday 11th July, 2019 at 9.00 am (In the School Holidays) at SJV Chicken area entrance.