|Thursday 20th June||
Maths Workshop for Parents/Carers 3.45pm - 4.45pm in the 3/4 Silver classroom.
50th Anniversary Committee Meeting is on at 6.30pm in the Italian Room. All welcome.
|Friday 21st June||
Stage 2 Parish Mass 9.30am-10.30am.
|Tuesday 25th June||
Fete Meeting 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
|Wednesday 26th June||
School Photo Day.
|Thursday 27th June||
Sacred Heart Feast Day. Here is the
Volunteers needed to bake cupcakes. Please contact your Class Representative to bake some cupcakes for Feast Day for your child's class.
|Friday 28th June||
The link for the Sacred Heart Primary School Calender is:
Sports Days for Term 3
Kindergarten - Tuesday and Friday.
Stage 1 - Wednesday and Friday.
Stage 2 - Tuesday and Thursday.
Stage 3 - Monday and Thursday.
Donations of Lego
Do you have any Lego to donate to the school for the Lego Club at Lunch times? The children would greatly appreciate some Lego.
The Australian National University Solar Car Team need your help in designing their solar race-car. Students can design the car using only blue, orange, black and white colours. There are many prizes to be won and the winning design will be used when racing the car from Darwin to Adelaide.
Email entries to email@example.com, or return the form to your teacher. Prizes listed on link nusolinvictus.com/colouring2019.
Winner will be chosen and notified by 6/07/2019.
5/6 Red Classroom Teacher
iPads for Sale
The 2nd hand iPads are now ready for final payment and collection from the front office. Please collect this week before the holidays between 8.30am - 4.00pm.
Lost property is on display in the Hall at assembly tomorrow
Lost property is on display in the Hall at assembly tomorrow. Left items will be donated to the school.
Dear Parents and Carers,
A short refelection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus from our celebration of Feast Day.
“For human beings, the heart symbolises the very centre of our being since it is the organ that keeps us alive by pumping blood around the whole body. It also symbolises the depths of our feelings and therefore our capacity for love. We speak of being ‘heart-broken’ when something tragic happens to us, when someone we love dies, a friend betrays us or our love is rejected. When we desire to be close to others we refer to ‘speaking from the heart’ or having a ‘heart to heart’ conversation.
All of this tells us much about why Jesus desired a devotion to his Sacred Heart. He wanted to be close to us, to reveal to us the depths of his love for us, and to call us to respond to this love by loving him in return and extending that love to others. Indeed he gave the commandment to his followers to ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ (John 15: 12).
Since St John told us that ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8), devotion to the Sacred Heart is nothing other than acknowledging and reinforcing this revelation of who God is, and asking us to enter more deeply into his love.” From the Melbourne Catholic Website.
Last Thursday was certainly an expression of God's Love from the heart of our SHPS community. The day of service and care for others was a huge success that was enjoyed by all. We extend our thanks to Mr Fox for envisaging, organising and coordinating the event.
Thank you to:
- the staff for ensuring its success
- the parents who made time to join us
- the students for their energy and enthusiasm
- families for their generous donations
- parish staff for helping the students with care packs
Sacred Heart is proud to partner with UNSW Global to offer its annual ICAS Assessments. We’re delighted to inform you that we will be participating in ICAS again this year, to recognise and reward students’ academic achievement.
Participation is completely optionally. Parents and carers can register and pay for any assessments they wish their child to participate. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3 between the dates of September 3 – 19. The assessments will be hosted at school, with a teacher supervising the students participating at an available time on the nominated date. Learn more by visiting unsw.global/icas.
Enrolment and payment for the individual assessments will be via an online portal. Please download the ICAS Permission & Payment Letter, or pick up a copy from the front office.
Kerry Wode AP
Ordering a canteen lunch for your child(ren)
Tracey and her small band of capable helpers in the canteen are going above and beyond to cater for the growing number of children each day who turn up at lunch time expecting a lunch order, but the order has not been placed on Qkr! and thus not prepared.
We ask families to ensure they place orders the night before, so in the busyness of the morning ordering is not forgotten. Tracey will always provide your child with something to eat and advise you of the cost – it may however, not be what your child was expecting to order.
If you are experiencing difficulties with ordering via Qkr! please let us know.
Thank you to the Community Council
Thank you to the Community Council for providing a wonderful Clay Pot Indian lunch to the staff on Wednesday for their hard work throughout the term.
Community Council Connections
Last week your Executive Community Council met for Term 2 to discuss, deliberate and decide on matters that affect our children, their parents and carers.
The Council has agreed to fund a new shade sail for the interior courtyard off the library. The aim is to make this space an outdoor extension of the library learning space, and for use during lunchtimes where children are seeking a quieter space outdoors. At our last open Council meeting we discussed a suitable floor covering for the harsh concrete that currently fills the courtyard. The executive is keen to hear any ideas or suggestions from our experienced school community of landscapers and builders who would be happy to share their thoughts on an economical solution to make this a dynamic and inviting space for our kids. If you can spare a little time and thought, please contact Anne Staines who is happy to welcome your insights.
The 50th Anniversary activities are currently being scoped by Josie Lanzetta and the team, with a range of amazing ideas shortlisted for the committee to plot into a calendar for next year. The intent is to combine a simple list of activities engaging our children, teachers, parents/ carers and SHPS alumni, all with the theme of ‘back to the future’. Ideas include a trivia night, dinner dance, open school and commemorative mass, an ‘a-thon’ for the kids (think spelling bee or similar!), yearbook, themed all school disco and more. It will be a fun and exciting time to celebrate, with just the right amount of activity throughout the year to keep you engaged!
Fresh Tastes is a campaign to better educate and drive healthier food choices among children. Anne Staines has agreed to restimulate the program and share some ideas at our next Open Council meeting in July.
Parent reps are putting forward suggestions for improvement through our exec parent rep Sharon Poole. One request will be resolved by Anne Staines and Kerry Wode who will arrange a space for Year 1 to play soccer during lunchtimes. It was also raised about awards on Friday afternoons are hard for some parents and carers to attend. Friday afternoons are working well for the children, especially with the combination of class assemblies. If you are concerned you will miss your child’s award announcement, please contact Anne Staines via the front office and your child’s award can be held until Monday morning assembly if that suits you! It’s great to hear the opinions that matter from the cohorts/classes being raised through this avenue for resolution!
If you have a suggestion to raise or idea to share, please contact the SHPS Community Council via the front office, attention Sarah Lloyd.
Sarah Lloyd | Catherine Woods | John Berry | Jac Hrast | Sharon Poole | Josie Lanzetta
Brendan Mitchell | Kerry Wode | Anne Staines | Fr Richard Thompson
Peer Support Session
Sessions 5 and 6
In our Peer Support session we learnt about being responsible, making the right choices and our rights. We used some pictures to see who was being responsible and had a discussion about that. It was great to share ideas and learn from each other. The last activity involved understanding our rights and respecting the rights of others and that we cannot always get our own way. Peer Support was a fun and enjoyable session and all the students learnt alot about responsibility and rights.
Ellie and Amelie (Yr 6 Per Support Leaders)
|Kindergarten||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|Colin D||Noah J||Maeve L||Palak B|
|George W||Lillian W||Georgia S||Lana B|
|Fiona P D||Ethan W P||Carmelia L||Mia W|
|Airlie R||Cameron A||Liam C||Emily M|
|Ashton B||Sean E||Parise T|
|Riley W||Amy S|
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday in July
Ellison H, Harrison H, Jeanina C, Liam W, Ruben P, Amelie R B, Daniel M, Helena M, Lucas B, Elias M, Kayla G, Jasmine C, Lana B, Leila W, Liam O, Kaitylin P, Belle R, Joshua H, Pascal B, Oscar B, Talon A, Mia M, Joanna S A, Milana B, Matilda W, Charolotte B, Marissa M
Name: Mrs (Tracey) KANE
Role: Canteen Manager and Uniform Shop
My nickname is Snakey, my Dad started calling me this as a young girl because I was always cranky in the mornings. I am not a morning person.
Before I started working at Sacred Heart I was a stay at home mum for 3 boys. When my boys started school here at Sacred Heart 25 years ago, I started volunteering in the canteen every fortnight. The Canteen Manager left and I took over the role of Canteen Manager when my youngest boy was in Year 1 - he is now 26 years old.
I have four children: Ben 30, Nick 28, John 27 and Rosie 16.
Our dog's name is Billi. He is a Cavodalle 7 years old.
I have 3 grandchildren which I adore: Pippa who is 3 years old, Charlies who is 11 months old and Oliver who is 4.5 months old.
I love chocolate while sitting down at night watching reality TV.
My favourite sports team is the Raiders.
Name: Ms FILARDO (Jo)
Teaching: 3/4 Red on Mondays, 3/4 Silver on Thursday (odd week) and Fridays
Nickname: Jojo, Joey, Joanny
Before I was at Sacred Heart, I worked at Legal Aid in the criminal and family law section helping solicitors with their case work.
I have two girls, Ilia aged 3 and Aria aged 1. We have one dog named Indi. Growing up I have always been surrounded by lots of animals including goats, chickens, rabbits, cats and dogs.
Do you prefer chocolate or hot chips: Tough question but probably chocolate because you can’t always guarantee good hot chips.
My favourite sports team is whoever my family follow so the Canberra Raiders, Oakland Raiders and Juventus.
If I could have a superpower, I think the ability to travel through time would be pretty cool. To go back in time and see generations of family would be amazing as well as travelling to the future to see what would happen if you made a certain choice.
If I could travel to anywhere in the world that I haven’t been to, it would definitely the Maldives, relaxing in an overwater bungalow. I am always surprised how cold winter gets in Canberra even though I’ve lived here most of my life.
My favourite funny quote from a student is: “Ms Filardo do you know that eating your own snot is good for you?” Apparently it has lots of health benefits. My kids endorse this, I am still to be convinced.
You may not know that I used to play Gridiron and currently play Broomball (the best sport ever) and am very competitive!
The North Canberra Eagles/Wests Under 11's girls hockey team is looking for more players.
Anyone interested please email Susan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taekwondo Kids Classes
Sacred Heart Primary School- Hall
Fridays (inc holidays)
5 to 8 years – 6pm to 7pm
Tuesdays & Fridays
9 years plus – 7pm to 8.30pm
Special Offer for Sacred Heart Students: 4 weeks of unlimited classes (includes other branches) plus FREE uniform (you keep even if you don’t continue)
Only $19 (normally $49)
Contact Information: Hwaju Daniel Perez
Woden Valley Girl Guides are now recruiting for Girl Guides to join our fabulous units. Calling all young girls aged 5 to 17 who are interested in having new adventures, making friends and lots of fun. Join us for an obligation free COME AND TRY NIGHT. Contact Michelle Kothe on 0422 513 001 or visit www.girlguides-nswact.or.au for more information.
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