Dear Parents and Carers
Social Distancing and Play Equipment
I would like to thank everyone for keeping the correct distance from each other during afternoon pick-up. It is also wonderful to see the children having some fun in the afternoon on the play equipment.
Could I please ask that parents refrain from joining in with the children on the play equipment as the children tend not to follow the social distancing norms and this becomes difficult to supervise. If you are in open space with a football or handball, please remember to follow the social distancing advice. Thank you for your continued help with this.
Drink Bottles and Hats
Can I please ask parents to make sure that children are bringing their hats to school. The weather has changed for the better and children need to have the correct protection from harmful UV rays. Can I also remind parents that every student needs a drink bottle at school. Currently, and for the foreseeable future, our school bubblers are closed and so the only source of water for children are their drink bottles, which they can refill as is needed.
School Community Council Information - Are U OK Day?
Do you have concerns that your child may be suffering from anxiety?2020 has proven to be quite an eventful year and has provided our families with many a challenge to overcome. Fires, gigantic hail, COVID-19 - I can’t imagine how scary our world must seem to children at times. Fearful and anxious behaviour is common in children as they learn to cope with different stresses and worries. While some children manage ok, other children need that little extra support. If you have concerns that your child may be experiencing anxiety (due to the events of this year or from any aspect of their lives), check out the following free programs run by Catholic Care each school term: Cool Little Kids
6 week program during which parents/carers of children aged 3-6 years are helped to better understand the causes and consequences of anxiety, and to develop management strategies to assist their children.Cool Kids
9 week program during which parents/carers and children aged 7-9 years attend together to better understand anxiety and develop management strategies.Cool Kids
9 week program during which parents/carers and children aged 9-12 years attend together to better understand anxiety and develop management strategies.Information sheets relating to each program are attached to this newsletter. If you would like further information or are interested in booking an assessment to see if the program is suited to your child, please phone Capital Health Network on 02 6287 8066. Rebecca McMahon - SJV Community Council Chair
God bless and stay safe
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
Year 6J making robots out of 3D objects
CatholicCare did a fantastic job delivering their program last week. Students were split into gender groups and took part in a range of interactive activities
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
Wednesday 16 Sept
Peter & Julie Austin
Friday 18 Sept
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for those already volunteering - your time at the tuckshop, it is greatly appreciated.
Tuckshop Volunteers Needed
The Tuckshop is in desperate need of volunteers.
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.
There are times that lunches are late getting out to children, this is directly related to the amount of volunteers that we have to help with all the tasks. It is the tuckshop's aim to always be on time, but we can only do this with your help.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Great news, the canteen recycling initiative has increased sales - it's wonderful to see the children getting involved, the downside is that it has increased the volume of work and unfortunately the skeleton volunteers can't keep up with the increased number of Tuckshop lunch orders.
What can you do to help?
1. Spend a day in the Tuckshop helping out. A great way to meet people, also see your child in their school environment.
2. Talk to your child and let them know that there could be a delay in getting their lunch orders to them, but they will receive it.
Please contact the front office or fill in the tuckshop volunteer form to let us know you are able to help and when.
$6 Meal Deal
The Tuckshop will be serving an Italian lunch
- place your orders online with QKR
- cut off for orders Monday 21/09 don't miss out.
Our Media Moguls this week Dom and Hugh interviewed the wonderful Mrs Stilling for this week's "Meet the Teacher"
Hello Mrs Stilling can you tell us a bit about yourself please?
What is your favourite sport? I love tennis and netball.
What is your favourite band? Josh Groban.
Do you have any hobbies? I enjoy sewing, gardening and I love to read books.
Do you have any pets? I have chickens 5 of them - they're referred to as "the girls"!
Do you have a favourite food what is it and why do you like it? I love salmon because I like seafood.
Where did you go to Primary school and what subject did you enjoy the most? Holy Trinity - Curtin and St John Vianney's. My favourite subject was Art.
Why did you become a teacher? I used to play schools in my garage on a blackboard and I used to teach the neighbourhood children and I really enjoyed seeing them learn.
What inspired you to become a teacher? My favourite teacher called Mrs Fraiser inspired me.
What is your favourite colour? Pink and blue
Thanks Mrs Stilling, we really enjoyed interviewing you and finding out a little bit more about you.
Dates for the following weeks
|Monday 14 Sept - Friday 18th Sept||Concert Filming|
|Tuesday 15 September||Gymnastics|
|Friday 18 September||Gymnastics|
|Tuesday 22 September||Carnevale|
|Wednesday 23 September||Walkathon|
|Friday 25 September||Last day of Term 3|
On Friday, Year 5 children from St John Vianneys ventured down to the ELC. During their visit they particpated in experiments and spent time getting to know one another. The ELC children and staff have been observing a nest that was built in one of our lemon trees. After seeing the creation of a nest three eggs appeared. On Monday, we were surprised with three baby birds. On Tuesday, the Stringray class kicked off our Book Week celebrations with their parade. We look forward to seeing more characters tomorrow as the Lobster and Turtle class join the school in a Book Week parade. The theme this year is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.
Book Week Parade- Children in the Turtle and Lobster classes will be participating in the Book Week Parade tomorrow, Friday 11 September. Children are welcome to dress up as curious creatures or as their favourite book character. Please ensure your child is able to freely move in their costume so that they can participate in active play and physical movement. Unfortunately due to social distancing, we cannot invite parents to view the parade. We will take photos for you to enjoy. Thank you to the Stingray children for introducing us to a range of exciting characters and books.
ELC office – ELC office will be closed from Friday 25 September until Monday 12 October.
ELC Holiday Program - The ELC will be running a Holiday Program for ELC children in the upcoming school holidays. Please email the ELC office at email@example.com to book. Please note that Holiday Care bookings can not be accepted if term fees are outstanding.
Final Term 3 ELC fees are due tomorrow, Friday 11 September. We appreciate your efforts to ensure that ELC accounts are paid in full by tomorrow. Please note that ELC Holiday Care Bookings can not be accepted if term fees are outstanding.
Gabrielle Adams - st judes elc