Welcome to Week 7 everyone.
A Pentecost thought for Sunday past - Gifts are often unexpected and surprising. On Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church, the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to everyone. A nice thought, especially if you can never decide what to get someone.
SCC Open Forum Tuesday 18th June 6:45pm School Library
Thank-you to all the people who have responded with RSVP’s. We are still waiting for a few replies so we can work out catering numbers. Please let the school know your reply by tomorrow using the below link, it would greatly help with planning.
Just to clarify what the overall meeting agenda is “How we can make our
community stronger over the next 50 years”. The meeting will begin with
a prayer and refreshments, followed by a discussion of ideas.
Parents will be asked to move into small groups to contribute their ideas
to the following:
- Community Involvement
- Outside Building and Grounds Improvement
- Inside Building and Learning Environment
- Fundraising Events
- Education and Communication
Parents will then work in their small teams and move round to each topic,
rotating every 7-8 minutes. Hopefully by the end of a 45 minute session
we will have plenty of ideas on these ‘wish lists’. These lists, with the exception of ‘Education’, will go back to the SCC for discussion and recommendations. ‘Education’ will be given to the school so that teachers can look at the ideas suggested to see what is practical for our teaching context and what adds value to future Strategic Plans.
The results will be issued to the community in an email in Term 3.
Last week the Leadership Team worked with a CE sponsored consultant,
Michael Mullaley. Michael was able to look at our roles at the school,
helping us see where we could develop efficiencies and eliminate
crossovers with our individual roles.
As you may have seen yesterday our new school sign has been put into
position and our old one removed. Next week the electrician will connect
the sign up to power and hopefully by the end of the week the software
and training will occur. This will be a great new addition to our suite of
communication tools and we will use it to keep parents informed of
upcoming events and what the children are doing at our school on a
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You may have noticed that our hall is completely decked out from top to bottom with new blue curtains. The existing ones were re-hung correctly and new ones placed to cover our chair storage, high windows at the back of the hall and two new windows. It is looking very smart now, ready for our Semester Awards at the end of this term.
In the last newsletter I mentioned that we would be placing a survey out in Wk 6. Given that we are having our Open Meeting in Wk 8 I decided to hold off on this survey so I could hear from people on the night as to what they think would be a good idea for specific projects that the SCC can prioritise. When we have narrowed the field down we can then put this forward in a survey for the whole community.
After School Sports Training
I have spoken to the children who participate in sports training after school . They have been asked to sit and wait, following getting changed, in the supervised area (steps under the shadecloth) until their coach and/or responsible adult collects them and commences training. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining student safety.
Potting Plants Day 11th July
Leah Malpas is requesting the help of parents and grandparents to assist with the potting of tube stock in preparation for our Fete Plant Stall. Please respond to Leah Malpas (firstname.lastname@example.org), and come and join in the planting fun.
Thursday 11th July, 2019 at 9.00 am (In the School Holidays) at SJV Chicken area entrance.
ACT Health are currently running a campaign to educate families on where to find the most appropriate health care for children's symptoms, as an alternative to the Emergency department. There are a number of resources are available on the 'Your Health Options' website . Attached to this newsletter is a one page information sheet which may prove useful to pop on your fridge.
Thank you to everyone who raised money for our Walkathon. The final figure is $5,500 which is a fabulous effort and that money will go towards playground improvement ,in particular, the artificial grass.
Mrs D’s ‘Thought of the Week....’
“As adults we must not rob children of their capacity to dream. Let us seek to promote an environment of hope, where their dreams may grow and be shared: A shared dream opens the path towards a new way of life. ” - Pope Francis
With Sharee Thomas
This weekend we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This Sunday and next Sunday, however, are designated as solemnities, special days that call our attention to central mysteries of our faith.
This Sunday, the first after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believe about God, who has revealed himself to us in the Trinity—one God in three persons.
The verses of this weekend’s Gospel come near the end of Jesus' long discourse at the Last Supper. Even though He must leave the disciples, He tells them that they will have a future because of the help He will send them in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus focuses more on the shape of the future, which will include His victory over the world that they will share in. The disciples of Jesus cannot know the future. They can only know that, whatever shape the future takes, they will not have to face it alone. They have the Spirit of Truth, who will continue to provide the teaching of Jesus in the future.
This weekend as a family, discuss how God is the model for us of selfless love and how we can show selfish love to each other, being there to always help and support each other.
Have a great week!
13th and 14th September 2019
Parents of children who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Term3 will receive a letter today explaining the process for nomination and payment. This process needs to be completed no later than TUESDAY AUGUST 13th.
The letter also includes the key dates of the Sacrament preparation process. Please take note of these dates as they are compulsory and failure to attend may mean that your child will not be eligible to receive the Sacrament on the weekend 13th and 14th September.
Spare Clothes - A reminder to check your child’s bag for spare clothes. As the weather is now cooling off can you please ensure the spare clothes have been updated to reflect the winter weather.
Rain Coats and Gumboots - Rainy cold days do not prevent us from enjoying the outdoors and we have had many of these days recently. Splashing in the rain puddles is an experience we encourage if the child has the correct clothing to do so. Please consider bringing in a pair of gumboots and raincoat (to remain here at school).
Tyres – Thank you to the parents and grandparents who have donated spare tyres. Our new playspace is starting to be developed. We are still needing a few more so if you have any spare car or motorcycle tyres lying around your garage we would love to take them off your hands.
ELC Holiday Care – The ELC will be running the holiday care program for ELC children during the next school holidays. The program will run rom 8am to 5:30pm for the two weeks, 8 July to 19 July. Information about the program and booking forms will be available at the ELC office by the end of this week.
Parent teacher interviews – Reports will be sent home by Friday of week 8 and parent teacher interviews will be conducted over weeks 9 and 10. Interview timeslots will be displayed on your child’s class window, please write your name on the booking sheet as soon as possible.
ELC Fees – The final ELC fees for Term 2 have been sent out today. As we are approaching the end of term it is important to check your account balance and ensure all fees are paid by next Friday 21 June.
A BIG congratulations to the below students!
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT friday's morning assembly.
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 19 June|
|Volunteer needed - please contact the school if you can help.|
|Friday 21st June|
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Before the end of term we will be trialling an online newsletter to replace our current publication. This
will enable us to communicate with you in a streamlined approach and allow us to incorporate online
communication within the newsletter. Eg. links to school notes, event requests, online forms etc.
This fun and important local community event is essential for raising funds for the benefit of our children. The fete is only a success with the much appreciated assistance and support of SJV families, carers and friends.
To begin preparations we are requesting donations of the pre-loved variety. If you’re doing a clean-up around the house and have the following items for donation, please drop them off at the school front office (from now up until the week of the fete).
- Children’s clothing
- White elephant items
- Garden pots and plants
- Large Moccona coffee glass jars
If you have any suggestions for stalls or if you would like to get involved early we would love to hear from you.
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