Welcome to Week 7 Term 2
Below I have placed a prayer that I wanted to share with our community
Lord Jesus, You came to make things new. I will never again be exactly as I am today; Help me to become more like You. My normal routine isn’t written in stone; Help me to be open to Your inspiration. Sometimes I wax nostalgic; Help me to embrace this day, too. Other times I am challenged by everything that happens in the world; Help me to welcome Your Spirit of hope. Each day involves choices, big and small; Help me to be a sign of Your love. Amen.
Compass Parent Portal – Student Semester Report Access
We have a new administrative system used by CE that has been rolled out to multiple schools. From a parent level, you have used this system when signing your child into the school using the Kiosk terminal at the Front Office.
As of next week, you will be given access to our Parent Portal in Compass. This portal will allow parents to receive information about your child’s school and their progress. It will give you access to school reports, messages, classroom blogs and the ability to submit attendance notes. The portal is accessible via the web and the Compass School Manager App (via the App store on your device).
This Parent Portal will make engaging with your child’s school faster, easier and more secure.
Instructions on how to register and Login Id's will be been sent to all parents next week via email.
YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR CHILD’S REPORT IN WEEK 9
Go Tell Them From Me– Student and Parent Survey
As part of our focus on school effectiveness, SJV will be participating in an online survey – Tell Them From Me® (TTFM®). The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students, staff and parents think about school life and how engaged community is with the school. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve.
During next week, all of our community will be given the opportunity and time to participate in this survey.
Parents will be sent a link by email tomorrow to access this survey. Staff and students will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Names cannot be linked to responses, which allows surveys to be completely anonymous.
Participation in the survey is voluntary, if you do not want to take part or have your child take part in the survey, please let me know.
New Library Furniture
To make our library even more functional, we will be removing the purpose built ICT desk as it has outlived its usefulness. New adjustable desks on castors will be purchased so that the library space is more adaptable to the students and school’s needs.
New Primary and Infants Readers – Colour Run Funds
The school is currently in the process of purchasing new class readers for 3-6. The school will choose these readers from the ACARA recommended reading list ensuring that the texts develop the skills of our students whilst being engaging at the same time.
As part of the Catalyst strategy, our school will be engaging in the Initial Lit Program in 2022. In preparation for this initiative, a suite of readers to support our K-2 children in the classroom and at home will be purchased by next term.
The Colour Run funds raised by our community are being used for these purchases.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Thank you to all parents who have already met with their child’s teacher regarding progress and goal setting. If you have not done this, please make a time to discuss your child’s needs for next semester.
Next term the ThinkUKnow team will present to our Year 5/6 cohort information on how to stay safe online. This will occur on the 21st July. Please try to keep your evenings free that week as we are currently negotiating a Parent Session to coincide with the student’s information presentation. If you would like to see the type of information that is discussed I have included a link to their website here - https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/
Semester Awards – Date Change – Monday 28th June 9:30am
Please note that our Semester Awards will be held on Monday of Week 10. This is to enable the choir to be led by Mrs. Mullamphy before she takes some well-earned leave.
Donations for the White Elephant stall and Books stalls needed. Please empty closets and send unwanted treasures to the Front Office.
God bless you and your family.
1 John 4:16 - We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
Over the past few weeks, the children in our school and Parish have celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many continue to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist each weekend in our Parish Masses. Please keep the children and families in our daily prayers.
Thumbs up to Mathletics!
In the next few weeks, your sons and daughters may ask you go onto the computer or Ipad to play Mathletics. Please in this instance say YES – absolutely you can go on the computer!!
St John Vianney is trialling Mathletics. Over the past 13 years, I have been fortunate to witness firsthand what a difference the online Mathematics Mathletics program makes to the lives of learners. Not only does Mathletics empower our teachers to support their students’ learning in the classroom, but the program also provides a safe, encouraging learning environment that helps your child grow, gain confidence in their own Mathematical ability and achieve their best. It is actually really fun and to be honest the coloured graphics are amazing.
Just last month, ACARA released its draft revision of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics with a view to “refine, realign and declutter” the content. This has been long overdue and welcomed by all Maths teachers throughout Australia. Back to basics is the mantra!
This week, you child has received a login and password from the teacher and has had a go logging into Mathletics. The teachers can assign your child differentiated Maths learning that must be completed before they explore other games in this program. An added feature is the PLAY section found on the landing page. The students are also able to practice their mathematical speed using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) when playing against other same grade and year level students from all around the world. This causes great excitement and improves mental computation. Homework can also be set for your child by the teacher, which I am sure you will agree is an added bonus.
I have heard many times throughout my career, students say ‘I hate Maths’ and ‘I can’t do that.’ Let’s hope over the next few weeks we see a positive change and attitude towards Maths through using Mathletics. I’d love to hear “look what I can do now, let me show you, I played someone from England or Asia!” For more information, please go to their website: https://www.mathletics.com/au/
I look forward and welcome your feedback.
Joanne Reed/Assistant Principal
Gospel Reflection - Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
The Gospel this week tells the story of the Last Supper. There is a deep focus on the preparation of the meal, and this encourages us to reflect on how we can prepare ourselves and our families to celebrate the Eucharist each week at Mass. Some ideas include taking time to pray as a family throughout the week, prepare a meal together, even read the Gospel together and talk about how Jesus gave his disciples instructions for exactly what they needed to do to prepare the meal. Jesus knew this meal would be his last with his disciples, and He wanted it to be special. The instructions he gave them, ‘do this in memory of me,’ are at the heart of our Catholic faith. This Gospel reminds us that the Eucharist is a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. We believe that Jesus is present to us in the elements of the bread and wine.
Adapted from Loyola Press.
First Reconciliation and Eucharist Celebrations
Congratulations to Thea, Armahli and Matheius who celebrated their First Eucharist last weekend. We will present their certificates once all our candidates have celebrated their First Eucharist. This will be at Monday morning assembly on June 21st.
We also congratulate our students who made their First Reconciliation last week in a beautiful, prayerful ceremony. It was great to see so many families there to support all our candidates as they took this step in their faith journeys.
Please note - Merit Awards will be handed out at NEXT Friday's morning assembly.
What's coming up and when:
|Tuesday 8th June||AFL Clinic - Term 2|
|Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June||Sacrament of Eucharist|
|Friday 11th June||Big Sing - SJV Choir only
Uniform Shop open 3:00pm-3:30pm
|Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June||Sacrament of Eucharist|
|Monday 14th June||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|Friday 18th June||SJV Athletics Carnival - Chapman Oval|
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 4th June
Karli World (9:00-10:00)
Wednesday 9th June
Friday 11th June
Tracey Mogensen (9:00 -10:00)
Kaz will require volunteers for this special lunch to help get them out on time.
Please remember to bring your WWVP card with you.
Tuckshop Volunteers Needed
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.
Term 2 Week 4 Notes
No notes sent home this week.
Term 2 Week 5 Notes
Term 2 Week 7 Notes