Friday 1st November
Piano Recital Assembly and Sacred Heart School Choir performing from 2.20pm - 3.00pm.
Monday 4th November
50th Anniversary Meeting 6.30pm.
Friday 8th November
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Parish Mass 9.30am - 10.30am.
Monday 11th November
Remembrance Day Ceremony - 10.30am.
Wednesday 13th November
Be You Action Team Meeting 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Friday 15th November
Kinder and Stage 3 Parish Mass 9.30am - 10.30am.
3/4 Red Assembly 2.00pm - 3.00pm.
Tuesday 26th November
Kinder 2020 parent night gathering 7.30pm-8.30pm.
There is a new code for the SZapp Schoolzine platform. Students will bring home the note tomorrow.
Remembrance Day at Sacred Heart
Date: Monday 11th November
Remembrance Gathering Place - The Church Carpark.
All families are invited to attend a ceremony paying tribute to the servicemen and women who have died in wars, conflict and peacekeeping operations on Remembrance Day 11th November 2019 at Sacred Heart.
We welcome past and current defence families to participate in the ceremony. Please contact Katie Imbriano firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are available to be a part of the Remembrance Day service at Sacred Heart.
Thank you to the wonderful parents for Sunday's preparation and organising the 50th Anniversary Drone photo of all the Sacred Heart Students. The photo was a great success.
Sacred Heart piano students of Pamela Cox and Hildegarde Palafox-Mendoza will perform in a Piano Recital on Friday 1st November 2019 assembly at 2.20pm.
Sacred Heart School Choir will also sing the songs they learnt during Semester 1.
Those parents who are wanting their child/children to have piano lessons, can contact the teacher directly on the following numbers:
Mr Craig Mewett Phone: 0409 151 887/6278 7382
Mrs Pam Cox Phone: 0418 442 203
Mrs Hildegarde Mendoza Phone: 0417 580 975
Money Raised for World Mission
Donations from the school community through bake a book and the mission cash boxes has raised $360.50 as part of the World Mission Month activities. Thank you for your part in supporting the work of Catholic Mission.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the Feast of all Saints. A day set aside by the Church to remember all of the saints and martyrs. The school will be joining the Parish in the Church at 9.30am Mass. Please join us if you are able.
On Saturday we will celebrate All Souls Day and remember all those loved ones who have died.
A big thank you to Mrs Evenden and 1W for preparing a wonderful celebration of Grandparents and Special friends. It was delightful to welcome so many special visitors into the school.
The Community Council held their last open meeting for the year this week. Once again it was a small group but that did not stop lively discussion.
- We heard from Christina, our Stage 3 student rep, who brought us some fantastic ideas from the students for the redecoration of the bathrooms. The Council approved budget for paint and art supplies for the Stage 3 students to get started. This project will be started as soon as possible so the graduating Stage 3 students are able to see their ideas brought to life before they leave.
- The results of the school survey are in and are being reviewed in-depth by the executive staff. The high level results are encouraging, with positive results recorded against every measure. The executive staff will review the suggestions and constructive feedback to make our school community shine even brighter.
- Fr Richard joined the meeting and reaffirmed the support of the Parish engaging in our community activities. The Parish roots are tied to the foundation of our school. We will share in the celebration of our 50th Anniversary next year.
- A new initiative linking us to the Canberra Southern Cross Club will provide additional funding benefits in 2020. Josie Lanzetta is working closely with the club to make this process as easy as possible for our community to be involved and the school to benefit.
- Planning continues for the transformation of the internal courtyard into a more accessible place to students. We are waiting on the results of a government grant application and the Fete monies before determining the breadth of the works.
- The K-6 complete meeting was held on 22nd October. The sub-group delivered an interactive presentation put together in response to the Term 3 survey results. There were many discussion points raised including how we can promote the school more successfully to the current community and beyond. The sub-group will meet before the end of the year to discuss how best to continue this initiative into 2020. Thank you to the school for providing YMCA care for the children to allow parents/carers to take part in the discussion.
- The Community Council would like to extend a big Thank you to Kerry and the Fete committee for delivering such a wonderful event in Term 3. Despite the weather the fete was a big success for the school community and the rain did not dampen the spirits of those who attended.
- Our focus now turns to the 2020 our 50th Anniversary of our school and we look forward to the events being arranged by Josie Lanzetta and the anniversary committee. The 50th drone photograph on Monday was an exciting start to this celebration.
- The Council reviewed the activities for community participation this term.
Save the Date-Term 4
6th December-Kindergarten nativity
11th December- School Carol Service
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Council via the front office if you have feedback or questions regarding any of the above.
Sarah Lloyd | Catherine Woods | John Berry | Jac Hrast | Sharon Poole | Josie Lanzetta | Anne Staines | Kerry Wode | Brendan Mitchell
Students Awards at assembly on Friday are:
Josephine K, Lachlan P, Riley W, Noah D, Hudson C.
Amy L, Kamal S, Lachlan H,Isabella M, Sabine F, Aislinn O'D, Alice H, Isara W, Hayden O'M, Amelia V, Taffy K, Bobby C.
Alessia M, Faith D, Hunter K, Joey S, Liam O, Olivia G, Ellison H, Cate B, Samian L, Luke H, Caitlin L, Carmelia L, Tadiwanashe S.
Cameron M, Aquin R, Piper G, Niyam A, Elliot A, Tayla L, Mia Y, Karen L, Misha N, Matilda S, Christina H.
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their Birthday in October
Ava A, Hugh M, Iris H, Hudson C, Alma M, Patrick M, Allira K, Jay M, Sean E, Matilda S, Veer A, Mia W, Hermia R, Joshua L, Olivia G, Liam C, Misha N, Macy W, Elektra T, Aidan O.
Name: Mr O’Dwyer (MATT)
Where did you teach before Sacred Heart, or where did you study Primary Education:
Good Shepherd Amaroo
Ladbroke Grove UK
Holy Trinity Curtin
Who is in your family?
Wife Joanne, two girls Aislinn and Grace and a pet dog Monty
Chocolate or hot chips: Chocolate
Favourite Sports team: Carlton Blues it is in the blood. Nan converted all eight of her children and then all of her grandchildren to support the Mighty Blues! She had the most amazing way to brain wash us all.
Canberra Raiders are my favourite Rugby League team.
If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would you be?
A superpower - Click of fingers and then arriving at my next destination.
If you could go to any country in the world, where would you go?
I have been lucky enough to travel to many parts of the world but have not got to South America yet, so it is on my to do list.
Favourite funny quote from a student:
You are so hairy, are you sure you’re not a werewolf.
An interesting fact everyone may not know about you:
Ended up in hospital after a bad rection to a Redback Spider bite.
Name: Simonne Evenden
Teaching: 1 White
I’ve been teaching a very long time. I can’t put a number to it because then my Year 1’s will do the maths and work out how old I am. Which leads me to a funny quote from a little girl in my class this year. She said, “Mrs Evenden you were 21 last year! You can’t be 21, you have a son who is 21!” They are super cute!
I was born in Hobart, Tasmania but only lived there a year. A lot of my extended family live there. I love to visit my nan in Hobart who is 93! She is my bestie!
I taught in Eden in NSW before Sacred Heart. I could see whales in the bay from my desk. It was very special. I love Sacred Heart so much that I have never left. My 3 children went to Sacred Heart too.
My husband Dave and I have 3 beautiful children. Jack is 21 and at University in Canberra, Jorja is 17 and at St Clares and Tom is 11 and is at Marist. They certainly keep us busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love to hang out at the coast over the summer and love movie nights together.
My favourite thing to do is to watch my children play sport. Jack plays rugby for Vikings and Tom for Marist. They both played league with the Rams. All 3 children have played ACT Oztag and now Tom plays Touch. Jorja keeps us busy with netball as well. Not just one netball team, but 3!
My favourite team to watch is The Raiders. Our family loves to all get together to watch them play. Going to the grand final in Sydney was a highlight this year.
I love going to concerts. I have seen Pink 3 times. I also enjoy going to the theatre. One of my favourites is Les Mis.
If I could be a superhero I’d be Wonder Woman. I was always in awe of her. I would also like to be Jeannie from I dream of Jeannie (not that I would want to wear her suit now but as a child I loved it!) Samantha from Bewitched would also be fun. All were favourites as a child.
When I play a game Fact or Fib with my class they are always surprised to hear that I started school in Malaysia. They don’t believe that I caught a ferry to school in Kindergarten, so I guess that’s an unknown fact from my childhood. I was an Air Force child which meant we moved every 2 years and lived on RAAF bases. A lot of fun when you are growing up. So many other children to play with and so much to do.
Chocolate or hot chips. Easy- chilli chocolate for me! Those that know me well know that I have chilli in almost everything. The hotter, the better! Ramas is my favourite restaurant.
The last two books I read were by Liane Moriatey. I wish I had time to read more but holiday reading is all I can manage right now.
If I could go anywhere in the world it would be back to New York with my family. We went last year and had so much fun. Next would be to Greece and Croatia but without my children. I think this would be a good one for my husband and me. That would be nice, particularly the Greek islands.
I certainly enjoy working with all the lovely staff, children and parents at Sacred Heart. I have life long friendships that I have developed over the years that I treasure.