Welcome to the end of Wk 2
A reminder that next week is Meet and Greets where you can set goals for your child and raise any issues that you think will benefit their educational journey for 2024.
Thank You, Jesus, for all You have done for me. God, give me the strength to find new hope and set me on a new course forward to live the life You have for me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Introducing our new School Counsellor
I would like to introduce our new school Counsellor Mari McKenzie. I have placed her Bio below and if you feel that your child would benefit from counselling due to a challenging issue they are facing, please use the link provided.
My name is Mari and I have been part of the Marymead CatholicCare Student and Family Counselling team since 2022. I have worked in some of our regional schools as a student and family counsellor.
Prior to that, I worked at various schools in Canberra for 4 years providing students with positive learning. I enjoy working in educational settings.
I am very excited about starting at St John Vianney’s Primary School and becoming part of the school community.
I will be at school on Friday. If you have any questions relating to the counselling service at your school, please feel free to contact me through the school.
If you would like to refer your child, please use the link below or use the QR code to access the school referral form.
Front Office Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure
A reminder to all parents, new an old, of our school procedure for drop-off and pick-up of students at the Front Office.
If arriving late or leaving early for appointments or other family matters, students must be signed in or out at the Front Office.
If arriving, students will then take themselves to the classroom or if needed, be taken by a staff member. If leaving the school, the office will contact the classroom and students will forward to the Front Office, either on their own or with a classmate, to be collected by their parent or guardian.
If you need to drop a lunch or a hat to your child this can be left at the Front Office with Mrs Simpson and we will ensure they receive it in time.
This procedure reduces potential disruption throughout our school and we thank you for your support.
Access to the School Calendar - How to navigate
Mobile Phone – If you are using your mobile to access the newsletter, you will go to a home screen that has a banner of some of our students at the top. On the blue banner which contains the school name there are three lines to the left hand side. Click on this and you will get a drop-down menu. The last access item on the drop-down menu is the school calendar. Click on this and you will see at least one weeks’ worth of events. Scroll to the end and you can see more events and dates into the future. I would suggest keeping at least two weeks ahead.
Computer – If you are using a computer, go to the SJV website home page and click on the Communication Tab. A drop-down menu will appear, and you will select Calendar. You will see a month’s worth of events, but you must hover over them or click on the link to see a full description. Website home page
FaceBook - Like SJV on facebook and you will have access to posts that are added to our FaceBook page.
A reminder to parents to return student medications to the Front Office for any student that requires daily or necessary medication to be administered during school hours.
Please provide the "Action Plan" for your child so we know the correct dosage of medications and procedure to follow.
As the parent/guardian, we require you to sign in the medications to be administered when you bring them into the Front Office.
Canteen - Ash Wednesday 14th February
As is our custom at SJV, next week, there will be a modified menu for Ash Wednesday which does not include meat.
God bless you and your families.
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
|Olivia Jervin Paul
|Nadia Taflaga, Libby Seivers, Freya Wilkinson and
Congratulations to the following students who have been voted as our SRC representatives for Semester 1 2024.
Students will receive their badges at next Friday morning assembly 16th February.
|Farrah Van Duren
School Community Council Members Needed
Being on the Community Council is a great way to volunteer with the school, outside of school hours. There are two meetings a term, in Weeks 3 and 8, held on Monday nights at 6.00pm for about 1 – 1 ½ hours.
The Chair and Secretary positions will be determined at the first meeting of 2024. Joining the Council does not mean you have to volunteer for one of these specific roles.
If you are interested in volunteering for, or want more information about any of these positions, please contact Peter Rodda the Principal or the Front Office.
Welcome back to the Library
Thanks to everyone for remembering to pack library bags for the start to the school year. We have so many wonderful books in our library and it’s wonderful to see students choosing new books to read!!
SUSTAINABILITY @ SJV
Market Garden Friday afternoon
Bring your $$ and purchase some of our freshly grown produce. We have oversized zucchini’s and cucumbers, onions, finger limes, lots of herbs and more! We also have a few bottles of worm juice for $5!
School gate from 3pm
(Money raised will go towards purchasing new seedlings for our winter crop of vegetables)
and Happy Gardening !!
The Sustainability Team
What's coming up and when:
|Monday 12th - Friday 16th February
|Teacher and Parents Meet and Greets. Please book appointments via Compass
|Wednesday - 14th February
Kinder Rest Day
|Thursday 15th February
9.30am- Opening School Prayer Celebration and Leadership Ceremony in the School Hall.
Family members welcome
|Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st Feb
Year 5 and Year 6 Leadership Camp
|Tuesday 27th February
Think You Know Presentation Yr 3-6 Presented by AFP.
Week 1 Notes
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Week 2 Notes
Happy Birthday Annabelle B
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Parent Information Night. Information can also be found in the weekly email from your class teacher and ELC emails from the ELC office. If you have not received these, please notify the ELC as soon as possible. You may also need to check your junk/spam folder.
ELC Start Times
The Preschool program runs from 9am to 3pm and Preschool Plus from 8am – 5:30. Our front door will be closed at 8:50am to allow the Seahorse program (Preschool Plus) to finish up for the morning. It will be opened again at 9am for our Preschool Only children to enter.
Parent Sharing Meetings
Parent sharing meetings have begun. Booking sheets are on the classroom windows. Please remember to complete your Parent Sharing Information sheet (in your notes pocket) prior to your meeting.
The Lobsters and Turtles had their first library visit this week, and the Stingrays will start next week. Please remember to pack your child’s library bag and book every Wednesday so they can return and borrow books.
Confirmation of Childcare Agreement
Please check your notes pocket for your Confirmation of Childcare Agreements. These are a requirement for CCS. Please remember to return your signed Agreement to the ELC as soon as possible.
ELC Fee Statements
ELC Fee statements are sent fortnightly on Tuesdays and direct debits occur on the following Thursday. Please check the ‘Due Now’ amount at the top of your statement and ensure there are sufficient funds available in your account in order to avoid extra charges from Debit Success. Our statements are backdated so that you have a record of the payments made, and CCS received in the last fortnight.
Karen Leighton - St Jude's Early Learning Centre
Canteen Volunteer Roster for Term 1 has been updated, however, if you have some free time to help out, Mel would greatly appreciate your assistance.
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 2024_Winter_Tuckshop_Menu.pdf
Term 1 & 4 The Summer Tuckshop Menu kicks in. 2024_Summer_Tuckshop_Menu.pdf
Please contact the Front Office or Mel or simply fill in the 2024_Canteen_Volunteer_Note.pdf to let us know you are able to help and when.
To bring in the next generation of tennis stars and to get existing players back on the court we are running a FREE tennis come and try day at your local tennis club. (Weston Creek Tennis Club)
We have an exciting day planned with kids’ tennis activities for kids aged 3+.
We also have an adult’s sessions available, with our popular cardio tennis program being showcased on the day.
For all new Canberra School of Tennis students, we will be offering all kids a free racquet and shirt as part of their term 1 registration package.
Kids in the Red Advanced, Orange or Green Stage will also be offered our Hot Shots Social play program for free (total value over $150).
Bookings are essential so please click the link below:
Our affiliated tennis clubs will also have fantastic deals on offer for people who sign up on the day.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.