Dear SJV Families
Welcome to the end of Wk 2.
I have a few important pieces of information that I want to let our community know about.
Today year 3 & 5 NAPLAN results will be forwarded home to parents via their child's bag. These have changed from last year. I have placed a link here -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcYsiLtE7a8 - to explain the current report. I am very happy with our schools results, especially given our cohort size. This also gives all our teachers an idea of how we can help students in some specific areas. Whilst saying that, NAPLAN is one test on one day, and does not override our PAT (Primary Assessment Test), classroom and CE assessments, it accompanies them.
DISCO BINGO Adults Night - Saturday 19th August 6:00pm - BYO drinks
I have already booked my tickets for the Adult Fun Disco Night on Saturday 19th Aug. This is a chance to meet new people, dance...... or not, win prizes and eat pizza! What's not to like??? Seriously this is a good way for our community to come together again after putting up with a three year pandemic. A table will be found for you and I am sure that you will have a great night.
Welcome to our Parish Community
I would like to welcome Harry Taylor to our parish. Harry was baptised over the holidays and will be confirmed with all of Year 6 later in the term.
Change of Date - Questacon Excursion now Mon 14th August
Just an FYI - An excursion for K-4 has been organised for Questacon which has been moved from Thursday to Monday.
Away from School - Mon 31st July - Thurs 3rd August
Next week I will be away until Friday attending a National Principals' Conference and our ACT Regional Principals' Meeting.
I will be here Thursday night attending our SCC Meeting and back of course for our SJV Feast Day. Mrs De Rosa will be Acting Principal until I return on the Friday.
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
|Axel Jimenez Preston
Term 2 - Week 10 Merit Award Students
Willis L, Delilah B, Emily W, Rangjung W, Chase B, Hayden S, Oliver D, Tasman T, Cormac L, Tim F, Archer L
2023 SJV Fete - Best Day Ever!
The Fete Committee met this week and preparations are well underway.
I have an amazing team helping to bring this year's fete together, thanks for all your efforts so far - Anita Wilkinson, Ash Donley, Janice Spackman, Kylie Sjoberg, Matt Thorpe, Penny Bufalo, Pete Seivers, Sammy Russell and Tessa Goundar.
Just FYI the screaming faces have no connection to our awesome committee..... it's just a way of saying - ahhhhhhhhhhhh the fete is only 14 weeks away!!!!
|Bric a Brac.
|Coffees and cakes.
|Serving curry with rice.
|Checking tickets/wristbands Managing numbers on each inflatable.
|Checking tickets/wristbands. Handing out and collecting clubs and balls.
|Checking tickets/wristbands. Managing the laser tag games.
A Stall Leader
- Helps set up before/on the day
- Manages the stall (with the help of volunteers) all day
- Helps pack up the stall at the end of the day
- Is the stall contact with the Fete Committee
- Stall Leaders on food stalls are not responsible for making or buying food for their stalls (unless they want to).
A Stall Leader role can be shared between two people if preferred. The Fete Committee provide support and guidance, so there is plenty of help for those who haven't been a Stall Leader before and are willing to give it a go. ✨
Please email email@example.com to volunteer for one of these important roles.
Donation Drop Off
Remember to drop off any unwanted items for the White Elephant stall along with books and toys.
If you’re having a clean out, make sure you keep your CLEAN and GOOD QUALITY goods for our White Elephant, Toys and Books stalls - no electrical goods can be accepted.
We would also love donations of any PLANTS , SEEDS and supermarket paper or plastic BAGS (for our fete visitors to take all their goodies home in)
Please take your items to the classrooms near the Year 1 & 2 classrooms (check the map below and at the front office if unsure). There will be labelled boxes and crates for your donations. Please assist us by putting your items in the correct spots.
Big shout out to our Sponsors, thank you for coming aboard early and supporting us this year:
- Luton Properties Weston Creek
- Bunnings Tuggeranong
- Brindabella Waste
- Matt Johnson Mobile Mechanic
Do you have or know of a business that can support our event? Sponsorship is crucial to success. Sponsors receive great benefits in return for their support, including promotional banners to display, features in our newsletter and on our fete flyer and get great exposure!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of a business that would like to be involved.
2023 Book Week Parade
The theme this year is "Read, Grow, Inspire"
Book week will run from the 19th August until the 26th August. Our Book Week parade is Thursday 24th August beginning at 9am.
Start planning for your book character outfit. I've found a website that might help you with costume ideas.
Thank you for your ongoing support in the library.
SUSTAINABILITY @ SJV
National Tree Planting Day - Wednesday 2nd August
SJV is one of the first Catholic Schools to be a part of the Sustainable School Program - supported by the ACT Government.
Today Mrs Stilling's husband and Mr Rodda collected from the Yarralumla Nursery a gift of 15 established native trees and 35 shrubs for our school - the trees will be planted within the school grounds for future shade and the native shrubs will help to establish our indigenous garden.
A huge thankyou to Alice from Yarralumla nursery who was a wealth of knowledge to Janice when choosing the right trees for the playground.
Special mention to Trevor Stilling (Mrs Stilling's husband) and Mr Rodda for their early morning drive to Yarralumla Nursery to collect the trees and transport them safely back to SJV.
The saying is true... 'many hands make light work'.
If you are free next Wednesday morning from 9:30am to support the teachers and students to plant the trees - they would appreciate it.
Wednesday 9th August
A huge SJV thanks to Bunnings Tuggeranong, who will be visiting our lunchtime sustainability group to facilitate a workshop - a veggie/seedling planting activity in preparation for our school fete.
We really appreciate their ongoing support for our sustainability group.
Happy Gardening !!
The Sustainability Team
What's coming up and when:
|Tuesday 1st August
We have organised a Compass Information Session for parents to learn more about how to make the most out of the Compass app. To be held in the Library from 4:45pm compass_Information_Session.pdf
|Wednesday 2nd August
National Tree Planting Day
|Friday 4th August
St John Vianney's Feast Day
Students to wear their sports uniform on the day.
. Whole School Mass 12:15pm in the school Hall. Official launch of the new vision and we will have the blessing of the Hall Mural
.Variety Show 2:20pm - Parents welcome
|Monday 14th - Friday 18th August
Monday 14th Yr 5 and Yr 6 Science Excursion to CSIRO Discovery
Monday 14th Yr K- Yr 4 Questacon Excursion date change due to a clash with Zone Athletics Carnival
|Saturday 19th August
Time 6:00pm Disco Bingo $30 per person
Purchase tickets via QKR.
RSVP 17th August
|Monday 21st - Friday 25th August
Book Week - "Read, Grow and Inspire"
Book Week parade Thursday 24th Aug - commences at 9am
Open to any child in Year 6 and above who has received their first Eucharist.
25 July 2023, 6pm @SJV Church
Weekend of 19-20 August 2023
22 August 2023, 6pm @SJV Church
Sacrament of Confirmation
23 August 2023, 6pm
Week 1 Notes
Week 2 Notes
Week 3 Notes
Week 4 Notes
Week 5 NotesTerm_1_DISCO_call_for_volunteers._.pdf for year 3 and year 4 parents
Week 6 Notes
Book Club Edition 2 see Library page for online version
Week 7 NotesMarch Working Bee 2023
Week 8 Notes
No notes sent home this week.
Week 1 Notes
Week 2 Notes
Week 3 Notes
Week 4 Notes
Week 5 Notes
Week 6 Notes
No Notes went home this week.
Week 7 Notes
Week 8 Notes
Week 9 Notes
Week 10 Notes
Term 3 Week 1
Week 2 Notes
South Weston Athletics Carnival
Where: Woden Track & Field Complex - Ainsworth Street, Phillip
Cost: $10 per entrant via QKR
Consent: via Compass
Travel: Own Transport
Boorowa Touch & Netball Carnival
The Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival has been running annually for over 25 years. It is the biggest carnival in NSW Primary School Sports with over 4,500 children competing in the event in front of over 7,000 spectators. The Touch and Netball Carnival is about coming together, playing and enjoying sports and meeting children from schools around Canberra and New South Wales.
BOOROWA TOUCH NETBALL CARNIVAL IS FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2023.
GOOD LUCK TO OUR MATILDAS IN TONIGHT'S GAME AGAINST NIGERIA.
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.
Thank you to the very genrous families for making the cupcakes and those that purchased on the day. It was a huge success SJV raised over $250 for Cancer Council. Thanks Again.
plsce the certificate in the page.
Friday 28th July
Karli and Karen
Wednesday 2nd August
Help Needed Please
Friday 4th August
Maree and Jen
"SJV Feast Day and Special Lunch"
order via QKR for a second sausage
Please remember to bring your WWVP- (Working with Vulnerable People) card with you.
You can apply for the card via Access Canberra: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/s/article/working-with-vulnerable-people-wwvp-registration-tab-how-to-apply
A new WINTER Canteen Menu is available here and on our website. Term 2 & 3 Winter Menu Term 2 and 3
Term 1 & 4 The Summer Tuckshop Menu kicks in.
Please contact the Front Office or Mel or simply fill in the Canteen Volunteer Note to let us know you are able to help and when.