|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:
Class Representatives have sent an email to Parents/Carers for volunteers to bake cupcakes for our school Feast Day on Thursday 27th June 2019. Please contact your Class Representative to bake cupcakes for your child's class.
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
Stage 2 Mass
Stage 2 will be hosting the Mary Help of Christians Parish Mass this Friday 21st June. Following the Mass, the Stage 2 Class Parent Representatives have organised a morning tea for all Stage 2 parents, carers, friends and parishioners in the Parish Hall. We hope to see you all there.
Emily, Kim, Nicole and Samantha
Stage 2 Class Parent Representatives
50th Anniversary Meeting
A reminder that the 50th Anniversary Committee Meeting is on this Thursday, 20th June at 6.30pm in the Italian Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.
50th Anniversary Committee
1 W's Assembly is Friday 28th June 2019
Dear 1 W Parents and Carers,
1W's assembly will now be on Friday 28th June which is in Week 9, not this week as stated in the school calendar. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Year 1 Classroom teacher
We have a few confirmed cases of Head Lice. Please see the attached information sheet.
Sacred Heart Feast Day
Please read the attached information about our whole school celebrations for Sacred Heart Feast Day.
Stage 1 News Topic Week 8-9
Bring a toy or send a photo of a toy from home which you have to pull or push to make it work. Show how the toy works.
All parents from K - 6 are welcome to attend a Maths Workshop held in 3/4S classroom on Thursday the 20th June 3.45pm - 4.45pm. This workshop will discuss the strategies taught in Mathematics and how Maths is taught in the 21st century classroom. All are welcome!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please join us in celebrating Sacred Heart feast day next Thursday morning. Thank you for your very generous donations for our acts of service.
Helping the St Vincent da Paul Winter Appeal
Catholic Education Director, Ross Fox will be joined by several Principals and Chief Information Officer Klarissa Plimmer at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout tonight. They have sent a message out to all of our school communities with the following link team page asking for help in raising money for St Vincent da Paul.
The team will be sleeping outside at the Canberra Airport Hangar as part of an eye opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.
A reminder that School Photos will be taken next Wednesday. Please ensure that your child/ren are in full school uniform on the day.
We have had a number of children present to sick bay with a vomiting illness.
Parent / Teacher Interviews
Semester 1 reports will be sent home with students on Friday 28th June (End of Week 9).
There is an opportunity for a formal interview time during Week 10 for teachers to meet with parents and carers if either party wishes to catch up regarding Semester 1 progress and to set goals for Semester 2. If you have already spoken recently with your child’s teacher, you may not require an interview at this time.
Select Sacred Heart Peace and enter the school event code gzy7d.
Follow the instructions to select the days and times the teacher/s are available.
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. 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 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. A notice will be sent home shortly with all the details.
Kerry Wode AP
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 4
In our fourth Peer Support session we learnt all about respecting others. We learnt what respect means and how we can show it. We used communication in our beats activity to show respect for each other. As a group we shared our experiences of respect and how others show it to us and how we show it to others. The group grew in their understanding on how to help others and everyone had a great time. The children were responsible and enjoyed the fun activities in this session.
Taya and Emma (Yr 6 Peer Support Leaders)
|Kindergarten||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|Lucas B||Keshav S||Arabella G||Maisie M|
|London S||Thomas L||Allira K||Olivia T|
|Alice H||Ruben P||Samara A|
|Martin C||Killian M|
|Hunter K||Veer A|
|Joey S||Sacha K|
|Faith D||Elysia G|
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday in June
Lachlan P, Ashton B, Armand L, Quade C, Amelia M, Lachlan H, Aiden H, Finn H, Lachlan W, Jarrett S, Jakiah L, Isabella D, Jonah C, Rebecca M, Asha K, Anna D, Samuel R, Paige P, Sarah W, Ashley S, Savannah M and Aquin R.
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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