Welcome to Week 9 everyone
This week we had Andrew Brown, a representative from Rotary, visit our school to highlight the significance of World Peace Day. Our school was the fifth school out of 100 schools to place a Peace Pole in its grounds, making special note of the importance of peace in our world. The connection between this action and the Prayer from St Francis is easily seen below.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
Our Peace Pole and annual celebration will be a constant reminder of the wise words St Francis gave the world.
As mentioned previously, Trish McDonald our Canteen Manager will be moving on at the end of the year. I’d like to thank Trish for the wonderful and dedicated job she has done managing our canteen.
If you are interested in this position, please use one of the links below to apply for the role.
Catholic Education Website - http://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/listing/
SCC Resignations and Nominations 2019 for 2020
I would like to recognise the amazing job that our SCC members do for the school. This work entails anything from organising and running a BBQ to keeping the finances of the Council in check, ensuring that funds are available to help fund educational programs within the school. It deliberates over school budgets and acts as a conduit of the school community to the school.
It is therefore with sadness that we say goodbye to Sonia Dutkiewicz, Tony Bufalo, Kelly Hill and John Wellington at the end of the 2019 school year. As such, the council is calling for new nominees to for the community council for 2020.
Whilst it’s always a shame to see Council members move on, having new parents with fresh ideas and a keen interest in how our school and Council move forward, is very exciting!
A special call out to any parent who has a finance background who might like to nominate for the Treasurer’s position for 2020.
Fete – Raffle Ticket Coordinator – URGENTLY NEEDED
St Jude’s and St John Vianney’s ELC and Weston Creek Child Care Centre Visit
School Banking – Volunteer needed - Reminder
Congratulations – Year 6 ACT Athletics
ACT Public Housing and Community Housing Grants
Have a great week.
Peter Rodda - St John Vianney's Primary School - WARAMANGA, ACT
Walkathon and Variety Concert
We are planning to keep our Walkathon nice and simple and are asking for interested parents to walk with their child's class to assist as an extra pair of eyes and hands for this event. Children will carry their own drink bottles and walk around the route in class groups, therefore eliminating the need for parents to stand for long periods of time at a check point. We are asking for as many parents as possible to walk with their child around the route.The planned start for the walk is approximately 9:30am.
Mrs D’s ‘Thought of the Week….’
" Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then be a Pirate."
With Sharee Thomas
Last week Ms Barling and I had the privilege to represent SJV as delegates at the NSW Catholic Schools Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference. Over 500 delegates represented the eleven diocese across NSW and ACT. We were privileged to listen to inspirational speakers including Jeff McMullen, Kurt Fearnley, Anita Heiss and Sarah Kastelic. We participated in cultural workshops and visits to country to experience sacred sites.
This was a particularly poignant experience for me as I had the opportunity to connect with my Aboriginal Heritage and Culture in a way that I hadn't in the past. The time on country to view the painting of Baiame and visit a 'womens' site gave me insight to a side of my identity I was unaware of.
Ms Barling and I are looking forward to sharing our learnings and experiences with our SJV community.
This week, 68 children and 4 adults from our Parish received the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Where once again, Archbishop Christopher Prowse officiated both celebrations.
Congratulations to the following Confirmants:
Johanna Barling, Elizabeth Bond, Daniel Loughlin, Samantha Cook, Hayley Mann, Phoebe Cooper, Emily Myers, Ellie Dickens, Amelia Nolan, Connor Doyle, Jaeda Odonkor, Mia Dutkiewicz, Raphael Pilapil, Oliver Ransom, Sophya Halatoa, Tegan Stackpoole, Mollie Kennedy, Jake Urbaniak, Bonnie Wilder, Annika Plenty and Emilie Sydlarczuk.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who were involved in preparing the children to receive the Sacrament as well as all the people who made the Confirmation ceremony as wonderful as it was.
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells us that trust is based on performance. If you have shown yourself to be responsible in small things, then you will be trusted with larger things. If you have shown yourself to be careless or dishonest, even in a small matter, you will not be trusted in a more important matter.
Jesus warns us that we cannot be a slave to two masters – God and money. We must decide which is more important, and then live our life accordingly.
This week as a family discuss a time when trust has been broken. What can you do to get gain that trust back? What is important in your life? Where does God rate?
Have a great week!
A big congratulations to the following students:
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
Donations of Woolworths Seed Kits
If you would like to donate any Woolworths Discovery Garden seed kits to our keen Eager Environments please place them in the the box set up in the front office. We look forward to watching these seeds grow in our garden.
SJV Produce for Sale Thursday 26th September
The Eager Environmentalist are selling their produce before and after school please come by the pickup area and purchase the following items for a gold coin donation.
Spring has sprung and it’s Floriade time! The children enjoyed a great day out, catching an Action Bus to Floriade to visit their gnomes. They also went on a gnome hunt, played on the castle playground, had a picnic lunch and explored the flower beds, sculptures and displays. Thank you to those parents and grandparents who were able to join us.
ELC Holiday Care Bookings Due – The ELC Holiday Care Program will run during the October school holidays. The program will run from from 8am to 5:30pm from Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October (minus the public holiday on Monday 7th).
ELC Fees – The final fees for Term 3 are now due. Could you please check your accounts and ensure that all term fees are up to date. Please note that Holiday Care Bookings will not be accepted from families with outstanding fees.
Tea Towels – Our ELC Tea Towels have arrived featuring the children's wonderful self portraits. If you have placed an order, your tea towels will be sent home over the next few days. We do have a few extras so if you would like them, contact the ELC office.
Karen Leighton - St Jude's Early Learning Centre
WARAMUNCHIES Canteen is open Wednesday & Friday. Orders can be made online via Qkr! A copy of the Menu and Qkr! instructions can be found on the Canteen Waramuchies Webpage.
NEXT WEEKS CANTEEN ROSTER
Wednesday September 25
Canteen Volunteers Needed
Friday September 27
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Canteen Volunteers Needed
The canteen is in desperate need of some volunteers, in particular on Wednesday's for this term. We also need volunteers for Term 4.
If you can only 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 canteen volunteer form to let us know you are able to help and when.
Dates for the following week
|Friday 20th September||Black & White Disco
5.30pm - 8.30pm
|Monday 23rd September||
|Friday 27th September||Last Day of Term 3 2019|