Enrolment Period - Open Day 4th May 9:30am-6pm
A reminder that the official enrolment period for next year’s intake runs from May 3rd until May 28th. Please go onto the St John Vianney's website https://www.sjv.act.edu.au/enrolment to submit an expression of interest for enrolment or to access an enrolment form.
Enrolment signage around our local district, including the Molonglo region is being placed in high visibility areas this weekend. You will have noted that we also have Action Bus advertising in and around the southside of Canberra during the official enrolment period.
It would be much appreciated if you could spread the word that SJV is a wonderful school with an amazing community, a school where 'we do ordinary things extraordinarily well'.
Have you considered a Catholic Education for your child?
St John Vianney's Primary School is enrolling now for 2022
OPEN SCHOOL MAY 4: 9:30PM - 6PM
PH: 6288 2383
Mothers Day - Friday 7th May 8:15am
We have planned a Covid Safe event this year where you will be able to attend! Last years drive through event was amazing, but it would be even better if you could get out of the car for a coffee and a croissant.
The school has planned for coffee and pastries to be served outside the canteen area and down on the second tier of our playground. This will give mums and dads the opportunity to chat with other parents, eat a danish and drink a cuppa, all whilst their children are playing or eating happily on the blacktop area. Preferably not both at the same time.
Ordering online will be available tomorrow through Qkr!
God bless you and your families
The eSafety Commissioner runs live webinars for parents and carers. These webinars are free and a great opportunity to learn how to help your child develop skills to be safer online. The sessions are run by eSafety experts and are run throughout the year.
This Term webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online.
It is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4-13.
It will cover:
- the benefits and limitations of parental controls
- how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety
- how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety
- using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks
- how eSafety can help when things go wrong.
This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice.
Dates and times:
- Tuesday 4th May 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
- Wednesday 5th May 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
- Thursday 6th May 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
You can register through this LINK.
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
|Ella Kim Torres|
She has a background in Psychology and Social Work and has been working with children, young people and their parent/carers for over 20 years.
Kate has predominantly worked in the field of child protection, early intervention as well as the homelessness sectors.
She is passionate about working with children and young people and feels privileged to assist them and their family in experiencing positive life outcomes.
Please go to the Online Referral Link if you would like to access the Student and Family Counselling Program. Kate looks forward to working with students, families and staff in 2021.
Assistant Principal/Head of Learning Support
Dates for the following weeks
|Monday 3rd May
Friday 28th May
CE Enrolment Period for 2021
|Sunday 2nd May||CAMP Australia Handball Championships
11am - 2:00pm
|Tuesday 4th May||SJV School Open Day 9:00am-5:30am
ALF Clinic Term 2
|Thursday 6th May||
Year 5 ELC Visit 9:00am - 10:30am
Eucharist Retreat morning 9:00am-11:ooam
Friday 7th May
Mother's Day Breakfast from 8:15am
Sunday 8th May
Friday 14th May
School Cross Country Carnival
Wednesday 26th May
Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:15am - 11:00am
Many thanks to Georgina Doyle and Nicole McCormack for volunteering to take on School Banking.
If your child hasn't participated and is interested in the School Banking Program, please contact The Front Office, I can send an information pack home with your child. One of our mums - Nicole McCormack will be here tomorrow morning to do the banking.
From next week however, Bank day will be EVERY THURSDAY.
SPOT OUR BUS COMPETITION
As part of our St. John Vianney enrolment campaign, we have advertised for 6 weeks on ACTION Buses. There is a side and back panel on separate buses floating around Canberra.
We are running a “Spot the SJV Bus” competition over the coming weeks with fabulous weekly prizes. Our bus could be traveling anywhere in Canberra and is not limited to the Woden or Tuggeranong area.
If you spot our SJV Bus, and it is safe to do so – can you please take a snapshot of it and send it to us. There are fabulous weekly prizes to be won!
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
Friday 30 April
Wednesday 5 May
Karli World (9:00-10:00)
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Tuckshop Volunteers Needed
The tuckshop is in desperate need of some 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.
Please contact the front office or fill in the tuckshop volunteer form to let us know you are able to help and when.
Changes to the volunteers for tomorrow. Many thanks to Verity and Maree for offering to help in the canteen.
On Tuesday the Turtle and Stingray classes joined the school for an Anzac liturgy. Thank you to Woden Valley Gymnastics Club next door for hosting each class for their first gymnastics session this week. The children are all excited for next week's session. We are also looking forward to a visit from our St John Vianney’s Year 5 buddies next Friday. Our buddy programs provide children with connections and familiarity for their transition into kindergarten whilst also providing Year 5 students with further leadership responsibilities. As well as connecting with students, we value the connections with families and friends. We encourage you to come along to our Working Bee this Sunday (please add your name to the list in the foyer) or to volunteer as a Mystery Reader in person or virtually (rosters are on each classroom window). Family and friends are also welcome.
A reminder that St Jude’s Walkathon is on tomorrow. Your child is invited to wear something a little 'wacky' for the walk - maybe a wig, hat or funny glasses. Your imagination can go as wacky as you like. This is not a uniform free day, just optional accessories that will need to be comfortable enough to walk in. The Stingrays will have their Walkathon on Wednesday 5 May.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Preschool Parent Teacher Interviews will be offered during weeks 9 and 10 of this term. Booking sheets will be available mid-term.
Please join us for a Working Bee this Sunday 2 May from 9am to 12noon. Children are welcome. Thank you in advance for your time in helping to maintain our environment. If you are attending, please add your name to the list in the ELC foyer (Covid requirement).
St Jude’s and SJV Open days
St Jude's ELC and primary school are having an Open Day next Thursday 6 April from 9:30am to 11:30am and 4pm to 6pm. St John Vianney’s primary school Open Day will be held next Tuesday 4 May from 9am to 6:00pm.
The Catholic schools enrolment period runs from 3 May to 28 May. ELC families who plan for their child to continue onto a catholic primary school are required to complete an enrolment application form. Visit the relevant school website to access the online enrolment form.
Gab Adams - St Jude's ELC