|Thursday 15th August||
Junior Years, K-2, 6pm -7pm.
Senior Years 3-6, 7.15pm - 8.30pm.
|Friday 16th August||
Assembly 2.20pm, hosted by Kinder Red.
Working Bee Part 2, 3.30pm - 5.00pm at school.
Father's Day notes due.
|Wednesday 21st August||
Regional Track and Field Carnival.
Be You open meeting 6.30pm.
|Friday 23rd August||
Book Week Character Parade 9.00am.
Assembly 2.20pm, hosted by 5/6 Navy.
|Wednesday 28th August||
Cricket Gala Day 3/4 Mixed.
|Friday 30th August||
Father's Day Breakfast.
How good at spatial puzzles are you? Stage 2 children and the gardening club have been inquiring into how much sand is needed to fill the sandpits and how much hosing is needed for the irrigation of the vegie gardens. We’ve purchased 10 cubic metres of sand and 75 metres of hosing. Kerry is interested in how many people it will take to get it all done between 3.30pm-5.00pm on Friday!
Wear your PJs to school on Monday 9th September
The requests have been many! And so…..it is time to drag out your warmest PJ’s, cutest onesies, daggiest trackies and wear them to school. (Shoes needed for playground time) We are having a fun day at school to say thanks to all the children, and their families, for preparing for the fete. There will be a special Monday recess canteen deal on to add to the fun. Details to come. This is the day your tombola pots are due to be returned
Australian Girls Choir
We are fortunate to have tutors from the Australian Girls’ Choir visiting our school on Tuesday, August 27. The tutors will be running a short assessment workshop for any girls who are interested in joining the Choir. This will be a fun, positive and encouraging experience for everyone. If you would like your daughter to be involved, please sign and return the permission slip. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. I work Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
We have a number of events coming up which we would like to remind you of and to seek your support for.
1) Notes due for South Weston Regional Track and Field.
2) Thursday 15 August - Feast of Assumption Mass 9.30am; Discos 6:00pm-7:00pm, Senior 7.15pm-8.30pm. Thanks to our volunteers helping on the night.
3) Friday 16 August - Kinder Red assembly 2.20pm; Working Bee 3.30pm-5pm. Helpers needed for irrigation system and sand moving. Bring shovels and wheelbarrows if you can; Notes returned for Father's Day.
4) Wednesday 21 August - Regional Track and Field carnival, details on notes; Be You Open meeting 6.30pm. Please RSVP to the office.
5) Friday 23 August - Book Week Character Parade 9.00am; 5/6N assembly 2.20pm.
Stage 2 Mass change of date
The Stage 2 Parish Mass scheduled for Friday Week 5, 23rd August has been rescheduled to Week 10, Friday 27th September due to the Book Week Parade.
‘For the Almighty has done great things for me’ Lk 1:39-56"
As we attended the Feast of the Assumption mass today, through the readings Fr Adrian reminded us that Mary by example asks us to be humble in how we live our faith every day, and called on Mary to pray for us that we may trust in the Lord and the gifts we have been given.
This week has been full of gifts. Stories that make you appreciate living in Australia. A staff team that goes beyond in supporting each other and every child in order to grow each person’s unique skills. A wonderful student body who holds doors open for adults and visitors moving through the hallways and who can have great conversations about ways to build each other up. Families who use time and talent to enrich our school community. We are truly blessed.
Tombola – The pots for our very popular Tombola Stall are being sent home with each child today. Please fill them with treasures that a child would love and return them to the office by 9th September. Ideas for filling can be found at Fundraising Mums or Vicky Myers Creations (Wear PJ's to school on Monday 9th September as thanks for contributing).
Cake stall – an invitation to bake is on the way. What will it be this year? Baking that chocolate cake or the secret recipe for toffee? Yum!
We still need more helpers
We love that the rosters are starting to be filled up. Sign-up here Fete Volunteer Roster. If you can’t access online please talk to us during the disco tonight or visit the front office.
Donations and Drop off dates
Donate books, toys and pre-loved scarves. These can be dropped to the front office.
- Identify items to donate to the White Elephant Stall. These can be dropped off to school on Friday 13th September between 8.30am and 3.30pm. Come through the office or canteen doors to meet a helper in the Maker Space. Items need to be in clean working order. We are accepting household items, great quality clothing, toys, games and sporting equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot accept large items, any electrical items, mattresses or baby furniture.
- Get gardening and pot up some beauties for the Plant Stall. These can be dropped off on Friday 20th September from 3.00pm or fete morning.
- Or why not put your talents on show by donating items to the Craft Stall. These can be dropped off on the morning Friday 20th September.
This week, 1 Red have strived for excellence in collaborative learning. They were being respectful communicators, responsible self-managers and persistent thinkers when using BeeBots to learn about technology and positional language. Their collaboration and problem solving skills were really put to the test when they had to design their own run for the BeeBots using all the content knowledge and learning assets they have been concentrating on. Keep up the excellent work 1 Red.
On Wednesday night, Aquin R from 5/6 Navy competed at the Rostrum Speaking competition semi-final at Torrens Primary School. She performed her previous winning speech titled ‘The view from the top’. Aquin performed her speech to perfection and competed against 6 other students from schools in the area.
After some feedback from the judges, they announced that Aquin had won and she now has a place in the grand final to be held on Monday 2nd September.
Congratulations Aquin, you have represented our school proudly and we wish you luck in the grand final.
Each year, across Australia, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together by celebrating Book Week. During this time the focus is on enjoying children's literature from Australian Authors and Illustrators.
BOOK WEEK CHARACTER PARADE
Our Book Character Parade is on Friday 23rd of August at 9.00am at morning assembly and all students are invited to dress up as their favourite book character and bring along either the book or a copy of the front cover. Alternatively, students may wish to come as a superhero in keeping with the 2019 CBCA Book Week theme "Reading Is My Secret Power". Below are two photos from our parade last year.
BOOK WEEK ART DISPLAY - Westfield Woden
The student's Book Week art will be displayed at Westfield Woden, in Centre Court for the duration of Book Week from Monday 19th August to Sunday 25th of August.
Year 5/6 entered the Glassworks Marbellous Creature design competition. From around 300 entries Asha (5/6 N) was shortlisted and received a certificate of excellence and given a handmade marble from the Glassworks. The creature she designed was named “Circulon”. Congratulations to all entrants.
Louis M, Hudson C. Colin D, Finn H.
Isabella M, Sabine F, Aislinn O'D, Sreya G, Gilda R, Roland S, Holly C, Anna D.
Jay M, Sam R, Oliver H, Matilda W, Charlotte R B, Leila W, Liam W, Kayla G, Paige P, Howell L, Riya S.
Amelie R B, Nadia M, Olivier S, Misha N, Matilda S, Christina H, Maya S, Elektra T.
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday in August
Alvin M, Charlotte RB, Aislinn O'D, Hayden O'M, Matthew K, Emelyn C, Mikayla R, Kamal S, Keshav S, Leila G, Lily C, Natasha L, Nathon R, Shivon Y, Ansh B, Liera G, Natalia C, Parise T, Ryan G, Georgia A, Ameya R, Roland S, Lachlan S, Zoe C, Seni W, Jim C.
Name: Mrs Anna Thornton
Teaching: 3/4 Navy Wed-Friday
I have previously taught at schools in the Snowy Mountains area of New South Wales: most recently, Cooma and Cooma North Public Schools, Berridale Public School, Jindabyne Central School and St Patrick's Parish School, Cooma.
I was born in Dublin, Ireland where I lived until my early 20s. After that, I spent time working in France, Italy and London before coming to Australia in 1999.
My own Irish family all still live in Dublin but my husband, Michael, and I have four beautiful children aged 8 to almost 16 (Aishling, Cian, Clara and Lucy).
Do you prefer hot chips or chocolate? Oooh...definitely hot chips. I use to love them very hot, wrapped in newspaper with salt and vinegar.
I love a huge variety of music from Celtic folk, classical, Bon Jovi (attended 2 concerts 20 years apart) to, surprisingly, a lot of music my older girls like.
If I could have a superpower, I would love to be able to be in different places at the same time.
I came to teaching a little later in life and previously enjoyed a 10 year career project managing clinical trials for a pharma company. However, I always wanted to be a primary teacher and wouldn't want to be doing anything else right now. When I was 8, I wanted to be either an astronaut, vet or marine biologist...Later in life, I would still like to do some teaching - perhaps in remote communities, spend time with family and travelling, and live by the coast.
I'd probably have to say Dublin is my favourite city in the world as it's my hometown. I have yet to meet someone who hasn't loved Dublin!
What’s your favourite funny quote from a student? Oh, there have been so many over the years. I always meant to keep a list as I knew I'd forget them when the pressure was on. Please come to my classroom and I'll have one ready.
Something that people may not know about me is that I play viola for pleasure in a Snowy Mountains quartet, called Pocket Orchestra (formerly Stypa). We have even played at a number of weddings, which has been so much fun, pressure and a privilege, all at the same time.
Name: Mrs Johnston
Who’s in your family: My three sons Thomas, David, Matthew and Mr Johnston.
The baby of the family is our dog “Bazza” a 1 year old ginger Shar Pei/ Rhodesian Ridgeback. Bazza is very strong and likes to take me for a walk. When we lived on a farm we had three horses they were Digger a black very relaxed slow horse, Master a brown and white sock horse who is very fast and Princess a Ginger racehorse that ran in circles.
Before Sacred Heart, I worked for Anglican Schools in Sydney and Googong.
After school I like to go to the park with my sons, walk, play tennis and swim.
My favourite sports team is under 16’s “Roar” soccer team my son David plays in.
If I had to choose a superpower, I would like to have the power to Teleport.
The last book I read was to my son Thomas “Some Dogs Do and Some Dogs Don’t”.
I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney. After school my sisters and I would ride our bikes or roller skate to the General Store to buy a milk shake or mixed lollies.
Something that people may not know about me is I like to play board games, table tennis and sew. I like to visit museums and art galleries in all destinations.