Dear Parents and Carers,
and when nature
resumes her loveliness,
The human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriett Ann Jacobs
Happy Father’s Day
This weekend we celebrate all fathers. We all hold special memories of those ordinary people in our lives who through love became our heroes and guides.
We are disappointed that once again we have to celebrate Father’s Day at SHPS from a distance. Within this week’s Google classrooms Mrs Imbriano has prepared a Prayer Service to bless the place they hold in our hearts.
Bless all fathers
As they care for their families.
Give them strength and wisdom,
Tenderness and patience;
Support them in the work they have to do.
Included within the deck of slides are activities that children could do to prepare for Sunday. If you and your child/ren choose to complete the activities please remember to send a copy in so that we can use them to create a display.
Thank you to those children who have already sent theirs in.
50th Anniversary Dinner cancelled
As you know we have had a small committee busily working behind the scenes organising our 50th + 1 Anniversary Celebrations. We had been very excited to send out the save the day and invitations were ready to print.
After considering the following:-
- uncertainty of how people will feel about being out and about after Lockdown
- an understanding that families may have been affected financially
- it would be unlikely that guests from interstate would be able to attend
- finding sponsorship at this time seems insensitive to the situation we are in
With a heavy heart we have decided to cancel the event and aim to have an SHPS celebration of community when possible.
The wellbeing of everyone in our community is at the centre of this time of lockdown and isolation. Please reach out if you need and let someone know how you are travelling.
A big thank you to:
- Mrs Borgia for the awesome virtual Book Parade. The creations made people across the community were outstanding and demonstrated the artistic flair and talent in our community.
- Mrs Wills who is continuing to connect our families from playgroup in activities each week.
- Parents for the way in which you continue to support us and your children’s learning. We appreciate what you do. We also understand that doing everything is not always possible.
With the extension of Lockdown until the 17th September, Remote Learning will continue until the end of term. Supervision of children of essential workers and vulnerable families will continue to be offered.
With Remote Learning continuing, please give yourselves and your children a break when needed. We will continue to link support documents and wellbeing ideas to our website. Click here to visit our page.
Contact your child’s teacher or the front office should you have any questions. We are here to support your child and family.
Important Information for Parents regarding payment of Term 3 School Fees
Yesterday we received the following information from CE regarding payment of Term 3 school fees.
Take Care and Keep Safe
Friday 3rd September. Wear your favourite jersey or sporting clothes, have some fun and start a conversation about organ donation.
Jersey Day was inspired by the gift of life that Nathan Gremmo gave to six people when he became an organ donor at age 13. Has your family considered registering for organ donation? If you visit their website you can register to Donate Life and you can win money for a nominated charity or sporting club with their trickshot competition. https://www.jerseyday.com.au/
Thursday 9th September is ‘R U Ok? Day’. Wear yellow or a bright colour to our MS TEAMS meeting.
It is a great reminder to check in with family or school friends whom you have not caught up with since going into lockdown. Teachers are planning a little something with classes that that day. Learn more about the initiative at https://www.ruok.org.au/
Keeping Morale High
Staff team A left this welcome for Staff Team B. A very nice thought. Staff Team B are now getting creative in return. Stay tuned!
We would love to hear about what you are doing to support your household, family and friends during this time.
Please email through a short comment or photo for next week’s newsletter.
We have a wonderful community. Please reach out if our school and community can support your family.
In praise of fathers: the place of the modern dad
35 Things to do as a family during COVID-19
Free Online Seminar 7.00-8.30pm Friday 3rd Sept
Hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce.
The Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce invites all to a free, online, interactive seminar entitled Mary Magdalene, Fake News and the Gospel. Dr Margaret Beirne RSC, a religious sister and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies (St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney) will draw on her doctoral thesis Women and Men in the Fourth Gospel, a Genuine Discipleship of Equals to reflect on the important and much misrepresented role of Mary Magdalene, ‘apostle to the apostles’ in the early church.
All welcome. Registrations essential. Numbers limited.
Details for the Term 4, K-2 Swimming Lessons and how to register will come out shortly. Please keep watch on SZapp and in the Newsletter.
COMPASS is coming soon. Login credentials and details of how to use COMPASS will be communicated to all families shortly. COMPASS will replace SZapp for most of our communication.
Students Not Returning in 2022
To help in preparing for classes for 2022, we kindly ask that if your child/children will not be returning in 2022, to please fill out and return the attached form as soon as possible.
Prayer and Reflection Resources
These prayer and reflection resources are for all families to find comfort, connection to faith and reassurance in these unsettling times. We encourage our school community to set aside time for personal and family prayer.
Live Stream Mass is available from St. Christopher’s Cathedral Monday-Saturday 12.15pm and Sunday 11am.
Join parishioners from around the Archdiocese as we come together to pray the Rosary.
Every Wednesday and Friday at 4pm during lockdown.
Simply click on the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85022458332?pwd=MDZ4ODFhNjIvdnpFd21aVDQzWnAydz09
Or enter in the details listed below after opening the Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 850 2245 8332
Mary Help Of Christians Parish
Fr. Richard has his recent homilies available on the Mary Help Of Christians' web page. Please click on the link below to listen.
Where is your favourite OUTDOOR spot to READ?
Ask a grown up to take a photo of you reading in your favourite OUTDOOR reading spot. E.g Is it up in a cubby house? Under a tree? On a bike? In the sunshine? Amongst the daffodils? On the slide? On a swing?
Email Mrs Borgia by next Friday 10th September to appear in our Virtual montage.
The students had a lot of fun preparing for the Book Week Virtual Parade.
Italian Remote Learning
In Italian, Stage 2 and Stage 3 are learning the names of clothing. Bravissimi ragazzi!!!
Stage 1 has been having fun finding examples of piccolo o grande.
1 White Remote Learning
Yesterday's activity for Year 1 was to read a book about Wetlands and draw some animals that live in this habitat. Alby and his family continued his learning by visiting the Mawson Wetlands. He saw 7 ducklings and the sign says that there are five different types of grass in the habitat for the pond and the animals. Such great learning going on in Year 1.
Year 1 are learning about animals and the habitats that they live in. Jude from 1White made an art farm this week. He showed the students in his TEAMS meeting how the ants are making tunnels and told them what food he put in the ant farm. This was such a fantastic learning moment.
Year 2 Remote Learning
Year 2 have been busy with various activities during remote learning.
5/6 Navy Remote Learning
Letter of gratitude to first responders.
States of Matter
Oscar playing the Cookie Game.
Spoonville on Isaacs Ridge
Contributions to the new community of “Spoonville” on the Isaacs Ridge. This is a local venture to connect the community by adding a decorated wooden spoon to a little village on the Ridge.
Leila and Maiya