|Friday 30th August||
Father's Day Breakfast, Learning Journey, Mass and footy game.
2.15pm Year 3-6 Olympics Unleashed ACT Program in the school hall.
|Sunday 2nd September||
Tournament of the Minds.
|Tuesday 3rd September||
Cricket Gala Day, 5/6 Girls team at Deakin Oval.
9.30 - 10.30am ICAS Digital Tech.
|Wednesday 4th September||
RSVP for Mums Night Out - Trivia Night 6pm Sunday 8th September at A Bite to Eat in Chifley.
|Thursday 5th September||
Cricket Gala Day, 5/6 Boys team at Deakin Oval.
9.30 - 10.30am ICAS Science.
|Friday 6th September||
9.30 -10.30am Parish Mass, Stage 3.
2.20pm Assembly hosted by KW.
|Monday 9th September||
Wear your Pyjamas to school day.
|Tuesday 10th September||
|Wednesday 11th September||
12th - 13th September
Stage 2 at Camp Birrigai.
MUMS NIGHT OUT: TRIVIA NIGHT
Calling all mums, past-mums, aunts, grand mums and mates to join in a trivia night on Sunday 8th September from 6pm at A Bite to Eat in Chifley. Have a night off bedtime duties and come and have a good laugh!
$5 to RSVP - either give it to Meg Salter or Kim Sannazzaro in person, or pop it in an envelope with your name on the front and leave it at the front office by next Wednesday 4th September. This will also enter you into a raffle draw on the night. Food and beverages can be purchased at the venue.
People are still talking about the last one, so don’t miss out!
My Body, My Life Presentation
A reminder that the My Body, My Life presentation will be held in the Hall (girls) and 5/6N (boys) on the 16th September at 6pm.
Please see the note below.
Raffle tickets were sent home with your child. We have assigned each family 2 books of 12 tickets to attempt to sell. They are $4 each or $10 for 3 and we have included a handy tips for selling tickets note to help you come up with some ideas.
If you can’t sell them all, please just return them to the school to be sold on the day of the fete.
The prizes are amazing which should help!
1st: $4000 voucher to spend on travel at Southlands Travel and Cruise
2nd: A hot air balloon flights for 2 people (value $760)
3rd: 2 x PEDAL brand kids bikes (value $550)
Please remember to send all sold ticket stubs and all unsold tickets back to the school no later than Friday 13th September. This is a licenced raffle so we will need to account for all of the tickets at the end of the day.
Please also see the Lego competition Information note below.
I sit here surrounded by 50 balloons, 50 hand-drawn smiles and flowers, 50 happy birthday stickers and hearts and 50 words to describe me, not to mention the 50 paper aeroplanes that have just flown in. It is wonderful to celebrate achievements and the journey to arrive at big milestones. The school certainly made me feel very special today. Thank you everyone.
Our school is 50 years old next year. I met with the anniversary committee this week to further the planning for these celebrations. 50 years is time for all types of journeys. Some we enjoy and some that challenge us. Some leave great memories and others tough scars. It is how we gracefully, humbly and collaboratively face these moments, which gives us the hope and skills to continue. A school's journey is the same. We are looking forward to celebrating that journey in 2020.
The initial data from the MySchool Survey, the BeYou surveys and 2019 NAPLAN are out this week. As a school, we will analyse these results and communicate these over the coming months. There is much to celebrate as we view the data reflecting the results of deliberate and strategic actions taken by the current leadership team, and staff generally, over the past 3 years. There are areas for improvement, and we thank the members of our community who respond to the avenues for feedback, which will guide our school as we move into our next 50 years.
We look forward to celebrating Father’s Day in the morning with all the special men in our lives.
Tournament of the Minds
We wish our team of seven students all the best as they represent Sacred Heart in the annual TOMs competition this Sunday. Thinking caps on!
We installed a shed below the sandpit earlier this term. Through an initiative with the Green-Shed, recycling schools are able to access certain items free of charge. We have used these, among other ideas, to provide a range of interesting creative play options.
If you have items you think might add to the range, please talk to Kerry about it. Currently I am thinking that some off-cuts of solid plastic piping (no longer than one metre lengths) for car tunnels and sand funnels would be good fun. Hessian or rope are great too.
Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures
It is that time of the year to remind all parents and carers who do the after school pick–up of our procedures. These directives are for the wellbeing of all our students and ensure that students are supervised by a teacher on duty at all times.
Pick up: Parking is available in the main school carpark, below the bus bay on Murphy St or in adjacent streets. Please do not use the church carpark.
We ask that all parents and carers do not enter the building to wait beside individual classrooms. Instead, please wait at these nominated locations and ask your child to come to you:
- Kinder Courtyard. Teacher on duty.
- Maker Space inside the building between canteen and library. All parents and carers must only enter the building via the front door. No teacher on duty
- Outside Stage 3 Corridor exit door. No teacher on duty
- Near the main hall doors. Children exit via the Stage 3 Corridor door. Teacher nearby at Drive-Though
- If parents and carers need to visit the classroom to see the teacher or to pick up items, please make your way around, once the majority of students have cleared the corridor.
- Please teach your child to see the teacher on duty (Kinder Courtyard and Drive-Through) or the front office staff (Maker Space, Stage 3 door) if ever they cannot find the person who is picking them up.
- No child should be walking up to the church carpark.
Drive-Through: Cars come down Hodgson Cres, turn left into school driveway, queuing around the top near the hall. Teacher(s) on duty will direct you to pick-up or waiting bays and send your children to you. Cars must then exit the carpark and turn left onto Hodgson Cres, being careful at the pedestrian crossing. Children going to Drive-Through, exit via the Stage 3 Corridor door and wait quietly on the yellow cross near the lower hall doors with the teacher on duty.
Bus: Limited buses arrive at Hodgson St. Children wait with the teacher on duty in the Kinder courtyard, walking up with the walkers.
YMCA ASC: Children exit via the Stage 3 Corridor door and enter the back hall doors to greet YMCA staff. Kinder and Yr 1 children will be met by YMCA staff at their classroom as arranged.
Walk/ride: Children can walk or ride to cross streets with a teacher on duty. Beasley St and Hodgon Cres (meet at canteen) or, Murphy St and Hodgson Cres (meet in Kinder Courtyard)
Teachers are on duty until 3.30pm at Drive-Through and in the Kinder Courtyard. Children not picked up in these areas by these times will be taken to the Front Office and a phone call made.
We would also like to remind all Parents and Carers that students need to stay by your side once they have been collected by you and remain in your duty of care. In no instance should a student be playing on any school equipment while the teacher is on duty.
1W had lots of fun making Fairy Bread a couple of weeks ago. We are learning how to write procedures. We now know that a procedure has a title, materials or ingredients needed and steps to follow.
We even got to consolidate our learning in Maths of halves and quarters when we cut our bread. It was super fun and super yummy!
The raffle prizes are amazing. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors. The fete committee, led by the highly skilled Meg Salter, have put together an outstanding selection. It is now the task of every family to please sell as many as you can. The tickets and instructions were sent home with your eldest child this week.
On fete day itself, there will not be a chocolate wheel. Instead, we are trying something new. Pick-a-Package. You buy the tickets and place them in the prize you would like to win. You could be the only ticket or in a box full! We may just have the prize package you have always wished for. Details soon.
Wear your PJs to school on Monday 9th September 2019
As a Fete thank you. 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. This is the day your tombola pots are due to be returned.
Father’s Day Prayer
God our Father, We give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for our fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen
Happy Birthday Mrs Wode
Mrs Wode had a day of surprises for her 50th Birthday from the Scared Heart students. Here are some pictures and the "gift"schedule for Mrs Wode today.
9.15 - 5/6 Navy 50 Handshakes
9.30 – 3/4 Red 50 Stickers
9.45 – 5/6 Red 50 Hearts
10.00 – KW 50 Candles drawn on a cake
10.15 – 1 Red 50 Smiley Faces
10.30 – 1 White 50 Flowers
10:45 – KR 50 Words to describe Mrs Wode
11.45 – 3/4 Navy 50 Lollies
12.00 – 5/6 White 50 Wonder Wodes
12.15 – 3/4 Silver 50 post it notes
12.30 – 3/4 White 50 Paper clips
12.45 – 2 Red 50 Balloons
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday in September
Noah T, Emily M, Lilija S, Olive P D, Lucas V, Elysia G, Mitchell D, Jennifer T, Taya L, Christina H, Howell L, Quintin C, Cameron Mc, Tiana J, Aneka T, Stella R, Joe R, Sophie S, Josephine A, Daksh M, Catherine RB, Liam C, Louise Q, Halle R.
These are an example of the wonderful things families can contribute to our Achievement Wall. Send in to the office a photo and a short description or print it yourself on an A4 page. The BeYou Action Team will put them up on the wall outside the library for all the students to see.
On Sunday 25th August Killian competed in the Bridge to Brisbane 10km fun run. Killian finished in 67 minutes, beating his previous time by 45 minutes. He also wore his Book Week costume and was nominated as a finalist for best dressed.
Congratulations to Iris H (2nd), Aleira G (2nd) and Samantha L (5th) who competed in the ACT 2019 Championships for Irish dancing!