|Friday 4th July 2019||
Assembly at 2.20pm in the Hall.
Lost Property on display for collection at Assembly.
Last Day of Term 2.
|Monday 22nd July 2019||
First Day of Term 3.
|Tuesday 23rd July 2019||
Fete Meeting at 6.30pm.
|Thursday 25th July 2019||
Souths All School Gala Day - Touch Football Years 3/4.
|Friday 26th July 2019||
CE NAIDOC Mass at Manuka Cathedral.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to a major sponsor of our fete - The Greek Food Stall.
“What does this mean?” we hear you say.
“A giant opportunity for a multi-cultural food alley”
Are you a whiz in the kitchen and would like to help out the fete by creating a food stall?
The Fete Committee needs to hear from you. We need a group of interested people to step in and create a fabulous stall or two, which will complement our sausage sandwiches and egg ‘n bacon rolls. Please approach Kerry Wode or Emily Wright initially, if you or someone you know is interested in sharing their cooking skills at the fete. We can discuss your ideas, explore the food rules and make a plan. If you can’t cook, but you or someone you know could help sponsor the food stall, through donations of goods or finance please also contact us.
11 Weeks until the Fete
If your copy of the Fete Countdown flyer for your fridge door did not make it home to you, please download a copy here Fete Countdown flyer.
Your 2019 Fete Committee
Emily W, Patricia M, Katarina D, Meg S, Cherie B, Sharon P
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)
Wheels Wednesday will run slightly differently next term.
Weeks 1-5 will be for Years 2 and 3 students.
Weeks 6-10 will be for Years 4-6 students.
It will run at lunchtimes weather permitting.
Students are encouraged to bring their own bike or scooter as well as their own helmet.
There are limited school bikes available and it is first in, first served.
Looking forward to another group of buddy Maillot Jaune wearers to build a peleton with after le Tour during the holidays! :)
VIVA LA TOUR!
Applications open for Chair and Members for the Six National Themes Discernment and Writing Groups. Are you interested and available?
The Plenary Council has opened applications for the discernment and writing groups that will play a critical role in helping the Church move forward in considering the Council’s six National Themes for Discernment. Source: ACBC.
The themes invite people to consider how God is calling the People of God to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is:
- Missionary and Evangelising;
- Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal;
- Prayerful and Eucharistic;
- Humble, Healing and Merciful;
- A Joyful, Hope-Filled and Servant Community;
- Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform.
Six groups will now be formed – one each to focus on those National Themes for Discernment – to review the responses made during the Plenary Council’s opening Listening and Dialogue stage, including people’s questions and stories.
The groups will also consider their relevant theme in light of Church teaching, tradition, Scripture and drawing from contemporary best practice within and outside the Church.
Each discernment and writing group will be composed of people — lay, religious, priests, and bishops — gifted with faith, knowledge, skills and attributes suited to the role.
Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB said there are many talented, faithful people across the country who will be able to make a valuable contribution to the next phase of the process.
He said while the discernment and writing groups will have a particular and important role in the coming months, the broader Catholic community will again be called to take part in the national process.
“There will be opportunities for groups of people in parishes, schools, Catholic ministries, homes and other settings to also pray together, to reflect and seek to discern how we, the people of God in Australia, are being called to be a Christ-centred Church in those many critical areas,” Archbishop Costelloe said.
Applications for the places on the discernment and writing groups close on Monday, 22 July 2019.
From Father Richard Thomson
With child online safety being brought up in the media recently and the school holiday upon us, Sacred Heart thought that we would provide parents and carers with timely reminder to be actively aware of what issues are facing children online. As such we highly endorse the resources made available through the ThinkUKnow website https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/parents-portal.
This organisation run by the AFP and IBM presented a Cyber Safety information evening at the school early this year which parents found valuable. We would encourage all parents and carers to take some time to investigate the information and links within this page. It is full of helpful and relevant information about cyber bullying and other online concerns that parents may be having with their child no matter what their age.
|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: Lisa Binutti-Wilson
Teaching: I teach Year 3/4 this year but have taught every year level. I particularly love teaching the older students and preparing them for high school.
The students call me Mrs B-W which is short for Mrs Binutti-Wilson but I have been called Mrs BMW, Mrs BnW and Mrs Big W (which makes me laugh).
I worked at Holy Family in Gowrie before coming to Sacred Heart.
I have a daughter, Zara, who is 18 years old and a dog named Oscar. Oscar is a bichoodle and when he was younger he used to take the children’s homework books that I was marking on a Friday night. He ran around the house with one between his teeth.
I love cooking good food. I love to go to restaurants that serve good quality food, that’s why I love to watch MasterChef in my spare time.
I love watching netball especially when my daughter was playing. I sometimes watch AFL and enjoy seeing the athleticism of the players. Go Collingwood!
If I could travel to a country in the world that I haven’t been to, I would love to go to the Icehotel in Sweden just for the experience of staying in a hotel temporarily made from blocks of ice. I wouldn’t stay there for long because I don’t like the cold.
The last book I read was To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee after it was put on by the Canberra Repertory Society. A student that went to Sacred Heart was in it!
An interesting fact everyone may not know about me is that I love to see the expression on children’s faces when I tell them that Mr French was a student of mine when I taught at Holy Family. Mr French is always very sweet and says that I must have been fresh out of school when I was his teacher!
Name: Maria Lustri
I worked at Mt Carmel Primary in Yass, St Matthew’s in Page then St Thomas Aquinas in Charnwood before starting at Sacred Heart.
We have a daughter called Grace who is turning 20 in July. Wow, it seems like it was only yesterday that her father and I dropped her off at her Kindergarten classroom at Sacred Heart. Now she is my bestie and chai latte partner. Our pampered pooch is a chocolate toy poodle. Her name is Daliyah because she is as bright as the flower and as crazy as the artwork of Salvador Dali.
My favourite food is anything Italian, of course!!! Particularly food from my favourite Italian restaurant – my mother’s kitchen. If I have to choose one dish, it would be a plate of gnocchi con sugo rosso.
My favourite sports team is St George, the heartbreak team.
If I could travel back in time for 1 hour I would like to see my mother’s arrival in Melbourne on a ship from Italy in 1960. She was a 20 year old who was meeting my father, her husband to start a new life in Australia. What a brave woman to leave her small town and family in Sicily to travel to an unknown country with an unknown language.
If I could travel to a country in the world, I would love to go to Norway to see the aurora borealis or northern lights. I am sure it would be an awe-inspiring experience.
The last novel I read was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It has been on my reading list for years and I finally made the time to read it. Very worthwhile reading if you enjoy an enduring love story.
One of my favourite funny quotes from a student is, ‘Did your mother pack your fruit break for you?’
A fact that everyone may not know about me is that I enjoy growing vegetables in the summer months. I especially enjoy growing different varieties of chillies because one of my mottos is… Everything tastes better with chilli, even chocolate! (Well, almost everything.)