Welcome to the end Week 3 Term 3
The term is moving fast, please don’t blink or you may miss it.
Could your family please offer up a prayer to Mary for the people in Sydney who are in Lockdown, so that they can get through this challenging time. Hail Mary . . . . . . .
St John Vianney’s Feast Day – Wednesday 4th August
This should be a fun-filled event, with a Feast Day Mass, the creation of a special SJV book, and a Talent Show planned for the day. If you would like to join us for the Mass it would be wonderful to see you next Wednesday.
Colour Run Wednesday 11th August – Raise funds for new student desks and chairs
Our Colour Run has kicked off with a bang and pepperoni! Yes, it was congratulations for 5/6J who won the Pizza Lunch Party just for registering on the Colour Run Website. I have placed this link below for your reference if you haven't yet registered -(https://www.schoolfundraising.com.au/ - The next class prize is a bowl full of treats to the class that has the most registrations and raises the most money in one week. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to purchase new chairs and desks for Years 3-6. It’s a fun event, so if you can, please support your child.
50th Anniversary Mass and Morning Tea Wednesday 1st September
Our 50th Anniversary Mass is our most important planned event where we are able to celebrate the core of who we are, a faith-filled community.
The mass itself will be held on Wednesday 1st September at 9:30 am and will be immediately followed by a Morning Tea in our school hall. All are welcome, including parishioners. Clearly, we will need to adhere to our Covid 19 Guidelines. This means that if you would like to attend the mass and morning tea could you please let the front office know – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone - 62882383, so we can make sure that we do not break our 1 to 2m x 2m ratios. Once again I would remind everyone to check in with the CBR App upon arrival and if you are unwell please stay home.
50th Anniversary Ball–September 4th, 2021- https://sjv50.eventbrite.com.au
The Ball committee has confirmed dates and the Ball will be held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden in the Corinna Room on September 4th. Please note that you can register for the ball by using the above link, taking you to the Eventbrite website. Follow the prompts and book a table.
Yesterday you will have received a digital flyer via email and a hard copy, advertising this event.
It would be wonderful if everyone in our school could attend. I know the staff has already requisitioned almost 3 tables and are looking forward to celebrating with the entire community such a special event.
Annual School Fete - November 6th - Volunteers Needed
Today I have contacted some parents to see if they are able to help out our Fete by coordinating a stall, everyone I have spoken to so far are very keen to help again this year. This however, does not mean running it alone. These stalls often need around 4-6 parents to make sure they run well and enable parents to take breaks throughout the 4hr session. It is also a great way to meet new parents in our community.
Below I have listed stalls that will need volunteers to help the coordinator make it a success -
- Chip on A Stick
- Toy Stall
- Drinks/Chips and Ice Creams
- White Elephant
- Sideshow Alley
- Craft Stall
- Cake Stall
- Book Stall
- Chocolate Wheel
Helping means passing someone a book, selling a cake or handing them a pre-loved piece of bric-a-brac. A volunteer session lasts for 2hrs. Not much time to give to make our one big fundraiser a success.
Please contact email@example.com to advise which stall you would like to assist with.
Keep our kids safe at sporting events.
I have been asked to pass the below message onto our community from CE on behalf of the ACT Government.
Parking inspectors will be patrolling local sporting events throughout the year to keep our future athletes and Olympians safe - break the rules and you risk a fine.
Don’t park on footpaths, across driveways, no stopping zones, no parking zones, bus zones or in disabled parking spaces.
Can’t find a park? Be a sport, park legally and venture further afield.
You’ll be keeping us all safe and it will be good for your fitness too!
Please also remember to treat our parking inspectors with respect.
Like umpires on the field, they are enforcing the rules to keep us all safe.
To report unsafe and illegal parking call 13 22 81 or visit www.act.gov.au/illegalparking
God bless you and your family
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
SJV Tuckshop is open Wednesday & Friday. Orders can be made online via Qkr! A copy of the Menu and Qkr! instructions can be found on the Tuckshop Webpage.
NEXT WEEKS TUCKSHOP ROSTER
Friday 30th July
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL POSTPONED, but still serving the Athletics special lunch at school.
Wednesday 4th August
Friday 6th August
Karli World (9:00 -10:00)
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Tuckshop Volunteers Needed
Fridays are the busiest for Karen and it would be great if you could offer some time to help out during the day. If you are able to assist, please fill out the tuckshop volunteer form and send it in. We do very much appreciate all our families that already volunteer for the canteen, as they say many hands make light work. Many thanks. If you can spare a couple of hours, that would be fantastic. If you have little ones, they are very welcome to come along.
Please contact the front office or fill in the tuckshop volunteer form to let us know you are able to help and when.
What's coming up and when:
|Friday 30th July||
School Athletics Carnival K-6 POSTPONED to Friday 9th August
|Tuesday 3rd August||Gymnastics Clinic for Kinder, Yr 1 & Yr 2|
|Wednesday 4th August||SJV Feast Day Mass 9:30am
SJV Variety Concert
|Thursday 5th August||Formation Evening for The Sacrament of Confirmation - St John Vianney's Church - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday 11th August||Colour-Run Walk-a-thon|
|Thursday 12th August||Formation Evening for the Sacrament of Confirmation - St John Vianney's Church - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday 1st September||Confirmation Retreat Night 5:00pm-6:30pm|
|Friday 3rd September||Father's Day Celebration|
|Tuesday 7th September||Sacrament of Confirmation 6pm St John Vianney's church or|
|Wednesday 8th September||Sacrament of Confirmation 6pm St John Vianney's Church.|
|Saturday 4th September||50th Anniversary Ball|
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Happy Birthday Luca
During Term 3, ELC children participate in Mura Gadi Gang each week. Mura Gadi is a nature play program that is unique to St Jude’s ELC. It allows our children to explore and investigate the varied natural green spaces available within the local community. The program is child led and builds off the interests and activities expressed by the children in the previous week. The program connects the children of the St Judes ELC to their natural surroundings. These interactions with nature are initially guided to support the embedding of Indigenous perspectives authentically into both the language and the play of the children. Before each Mura Gadi Gang, the group participates in an Acknowledgement of Country to Ngunnawal land. Children are encouraged to use what they discover in nature and are taught how to do so safely and respectfully. No play resources are taken to Mura Gadi Gang to enhance children’s play; children resource their own games and activities using only what the land provides them.
Mura Gadi means ‘Pathways for searching’ in Ngunnawal language.
We have all enjoyed meeting up with our Year 5 buddies after the school holidays. The Turtles and Year 5 Happy Campers enjoyed a Bananas and Pyjamas Party, the Lobsters created robots with their buddies and the Stingrays created Shape Monsters with their buddies.
St John Vianney’s Athletics Carnival
Due to the amount of rain this week, the ELC will not be attending the SVJ Athletics Carnival. Unfortunately we will not be able to reschedule this event.
COVID-19 adjustment and changes
Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times. It is important that we all ensure that only 6 adults (over 16yrs) are in the foyer area at any one time. Please remember to maintain 1.5m distance at all times.
We are asking all adults - staff, parents, carers and visitors to use the Check In CBR app when they enter ELC grounds. The general rule is, if you leave your vehicle or come inside the school gate, find a QR code and check in.
Thank you for adding your responses for a possible second term of gymnastics. It was an overwhelming YES!
We are very fortunate to have access to the primary school councillor, Olivia Bowring-Greer. Olivia will be running a workshop ‘The road to resilient children’ on Wednesday 25 August (week 6). She will discuss what resilience is and how this can affect and/or benefit children. As your children are preparing for Kindergarten next year, you might find this topic particularly helpful.
As we approach August, the sun UV is getting higher. ELC staff check the UV each day, once it is three and higher children must wear hats. Please ensure your child has a hat packed each day. The uniform shop has hats available if required. Please ensure hats are clearly labelled.
Karen Leighton - St Jude's Early Learning Centre