Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
|Diane Sijo, Theodora Rodgers, Kira Lopez|
We acknowledge Josie Lopez and Lucy Walker and all the others involved with helping our school community contribute to the support of those effected by the recent bushfire tragedy through the organisation of donated school bags and school supplies.
Community Champion Nomination Form
The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin.
Invites you to join us for the fourth Walk, Run, Ride for Peace 22nd March from 8.00 am. This is a major fund raiser for Rotary Peace Projects, Drought Relief and Bush Fire Relief. We need your participation and that of your friends and family to ensure the success on the day.
Walkers and Runners start from the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell and travel bridge to bridge around the lake and back to the Peace bell.
Riders choose from three rides - Bridge to Bridge Wetlands Ride, Bridge to Bridge Scrivener Dam Ride or Peace Bell to Arboretum Ride
Donation - $30 adults, $5 children, $60 Family of 4
All participants will receive an event t-shirt and a drink and sausage sizzle at the end of the ride.
Entries via web site rccbg.org and follow donation button instructions.
NAPLAN Online will occur in our school between 12 and 22 May 2020.
NAPLAN Online is a more engaging assessment that adjusts questions to each student’s achievement level. It also delivers more precise results to schools and parents more quickly.
NAPLAN provides valuable information to schools and parents about literacy and numeracy achievement. It supports school improvement processes by enabling teachers to monitor student progress over time and to identify areas of strength and development.
All eligible students are encouraged and supported to participate in NAPLAN testing. Visit www.nap.edu.au to see interactive versions of the test and for more information.
What's coming up and when:
|Wednesday 19th February - Friday 21st February||5/6 Camp @ Cooba|
|Tuesday 25th February|
|Wednesday 19th February||
Kinder Rest Day
Professional Learning Series - Inquiry into Creation Writing
|Thursday 20th February||
REC Networking Day
|Wednesday 26th February||Ash Wednesday
Kinder Rest Day
|Thursday 27th February||Sacrament Retreat Experience Year 3 & 4 @ St Judes 9.00-11.00am|
LENTEN CONCERT - 'ASHES TO EASTER' with Peter Kearney.
Sunday 15th March, 2.00-3.15pm in St. John Vianney Church, 87 Namatjira Drive, Waramanga.
Peter Kearney is an Australian Catholic songwriter/singer and guitarist whose hymns and songs include ‘Fill My House’ and ‘The Beatitudes’. His ‘Ashes to Easter’ concert weaves songs and stories and reflections on Lenten themes and looks ahead to Holy Week and Easter. Mainly for adults though upper-primary and older students could also enjoy. Donations welcome.
Comment: “A beautiful Lenten reflection … prayerful and spiritual a worthwhile part of our Lenten journey”.
What is Prayer?: Fr Michael is proposing to hold a series of talks on prayer.
Beginning on Sunday 16 February 2020 after the 9.00am Mass at St John Vianney Church. It will run every week until 5 April and the topics will be:
16 February—What is prayer;
23 February—How to pray with the bible “Lectio Divina”;
1 March—Ignatian Contemplation;
8 March—How to pray the Rosary;
15 March—What is Sacrament?;
22 March—What is Eucharist?
29 March—What is Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick?;
5 April—What is Liturgy?
Everyone is invited to attend. Tea & coffee available.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Commences on Tuesday 28 January 2020 @ 7.00pm in St John Vianney Church Meeting Room. Those who are keen to further their knowledge of the faith or are enquiring about becoming a Catholic are welcome to join this weekly journey until the end of May 2020. Please contact the parish office to register your interest. Late comers are welcome.
Cathy Schneider & Marianne Forshaw
Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish
Weston Creek/South Molongo
87 Namatjira Drive
Waramanga ACT 2611
Phone: (02) 8331 7611
We hope those of you who were able to make the Welcome Picnic got to know some new families. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the ELC Parent Information Night. Your child’s teacher has their Parent Sharing timetables available for you to add your name to, located next to the classroom door. Please bring with you your completed parent survey. These sharing opportunities provide you time to share further information about your child and family which helps ensure your child’s strengths, needs and interests are at the forefront of our planning. It also provides an opportunity for teachers to get to know parents. If you are unable to attend a Sharing Meeting, please email your child’s teacher.
SJV Playgroup – ELC families are encouraged to come along to the SJV play group for children aged 0-5 on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11am. There is a fortnightly program and on the alternate weeks the room is made available for playgroup parents to organise their own social catch-up. The Term 1 program is:
19 Feb: Water Play
4 March: Outside Play
1 April: Easter
Emails: If you have not received an email from your ELC teacher, please notify them as soon as possible.
Lunch Boxes - Please be mindful that your child will require a healthy lunch and a fruit or vegetable snack each day. On Wednesdays the ELC will provide a snack from our Fruit and Vegetable Shop so you only need to pack lunch. Due to a child having an allergy to fish, please do not include fish in your child’s lunch.
ELC Accounts – ELC fees are due on Friday14 February. We understand that the account statements are lengthy and can be a bit confusing. A good explanation of the ELC statements can be found at www.myfamilylounge.com.au/statements or check out the tips below.
Gabrielle Adams - St Jude's ELC