Friday 22nd November
Beach to Bush Visit.
Tuesday 26th November
Kinder 2020 parent night gathering 7.30pm-8.30pm.
Friday 29th November
Advent Liturgy - 3/4N 9.30 in the church.
Friday 6th December
Kinder Nativity Celebration 12.30pm in the Hall.
Reports sent home.
Monday 9th December
Parent Teacher Interviews - Parents wishing for an interview please contact your child's teacher.
Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal.
Wednesday 11th December
Christmas Concert 6.00pm.
Friday 13th December
Award assembly at 2.20pm.
Tuesday 17th December
Year 6 Graduation and end-of-year Whole School Mass 12.00 noon.
Meet 2020 Teacher - Students spend the afternoon with their 2020 class, room and teacher.
Year 6 Graduation Dinner for Students and Parents 6.00pm.
Wednesday 18th December
Year 6 Big Day Out.
Thursday 19th December
Last Day of School.
Please read and print the End of Year Happenings at SHPS 2019
Working With Vulnerable People Card
The Working With Vulnerable People Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to have a background check and be registered.
The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act) commenced on 8 November 2012. It aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT.
Here is the link to apply or renew a WWVP Card:
Volunteers required for the Canteen
We are in need of volunteers with WWVP Cards to assist in the canteen next week. Existing and New Volunteers are very welcome, please contact the office with your availability.
Stage 2 Highway Heroes
Please see the attached note from the Stage 2 Teachers.
From the Community Council
This one is for our dads...It's time to create your dynamic duo!
What's your superhero identity? Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Do you have prophetic visions? Perhaps you can turn invisible?
We have an amazing opportunity gifted to our school for an afternoon by Mengineering(R) for dads and sons/ daughters to discuss, decide and draw their superheroes with the expert guidance and tutorage of Andrew Hore from funnyworksoz.com.
The workshop allows 10-15 father-son/daughter spots for this awesome opportunity. It will be a first in, first served basis. I've been advised the ideal age range is 8+. Please reply via the Sacred Heart Parents and Carers Facebook page if you are able to attend. Alternatively, if you don't have Facebook please ring the front office.
Tuesday 26 November: 5-6:30pm (pizza provided for our hungry heroes!).
If your child is not returning in 2020 please complete the not returning to Sacred Heart Primary School in 2020
- My child/children have an Enrolment Application pending at another school
- My child/children will not be returning to SHPS in 2020
Child’s Name: ___________________________________________________
Destination School: _________________________________________________
Name: Mrs Staines (ANNE)
I have worked at St Matthew’s Page, St Joseph’s O’Connor, St Thomas More’s Campbell and was at St Benedict’s Narrabundah before being appointed to Sacred Heart Pearce.
I grew up on a farm near Crookwell.
I have had many pets as I was growing up including fish, birds, guinea pigs, cats and dogs. Our gorgeous dog, Bella was with Martyn and I for 17 years and brought us much joy.
Chocolate or hot chips: Neither chips or chocolate – I prefer cheese and olives for a snack.
My favourite adult novel is April Fool’s Day by Bryce Courtney.
If I could be a superhero or have a superpower, I would like to have speed, like the Flash, so that I could do the things I don’t like (eg. house work) and spend more time doing the things I love (eg reading a book).
If I could go to any country in the world, at the moment I would like to visit Croatia as I have heard so many wonderful things about it.
My favourite funny quote from a student is recently when I was taking a class one of the child said “You’re a teacher? You’re kidding!”
An interesting fact everyone may not know me when I played competition cricket I was opening bat or first drop and played in silly mid-on or slips when fielding.
Preparing for Advent and Other Upcoming Celebrations
The next few weeks brings the start of Advent to the worldwide Church. Wherever you are, take time to slow down in gratitude and make plans for your Advent observance.
Embrace the Advent season as a sacred space with help in your e-mail inbox. We invite parents to sign up for this free Advent experience from Loyola Press.
K-6 Complete Co-education
The K-6 Complete co-education meeting took place earlier this term. This informal discussion was attended by parents/carers, former and current students aimed to respond to the parent/carer survey sent out at the end of Term 3.
Sacred Heart is viewed as a close-knit nurturing environment where students enjoy having a close relationship with their peers and teachers. This dosen't always continue into high school. Inquiry-based curriculum continues to build our children’s skills and knowledge from Kindergarten through to Year 6.
There are a multitude of leadership opportunities in Years 5/6 that allow the senior students to interact with the junior students. This encourages cross year friendships to form whilst developing important leadership skills.
There are many co-curricular activities for the children to take part in.There are also several ways the school can communicate with parents/carers.
Some facts to share:
- Sacred Heart teaching staff is 23% male.
- Student gender ratio in 2019 Kindergarten - Year 3 is 55% male.
- Year 6 is 14% male.
- Year 5 is 17% male.
- Year 4 is 25% male.
What will 2020 look like?
Want to know more or ask a question contact a member of the sub-group committee
Kerry Wode, Aaron Fox, Matt O’Dwyer, Brendan Mitchell, Dillon Beltrame,
Catherine Woods, Sharon Poole and Mel Tapp.
ActSmart School Awards
On Wednesday 20th November the Environmental Leaders with Mr Fox attended the ActSmart School Awards at GIO Stadium. The awards celebrate excellence in the following areas; waste and recycling, energy, water, school grounds and biodiversity and efforts to embed sustainability in the curriculum.
The awards aim to recognise innovative sustainability projects and outstanding contributions made by students, teachers and environmental teams.
The Sacred Heart Environmental Leaders were nominated for the work they have done this year with their sustainability projects and initiatives.
Mr Fox was recognised for his outstanding contribution to sustainability at Sacred Heart and was presented a Highly Commended Award for Sustainable Leadership in a Primary School.
Congratulations to Mr Fox and the Environmental Leaders.
EnviroMentors visited Sacred Heart this week providing an education program to improve the student’s awareness of sustainability. All classes participated in the module “In The Bin” and investigated the benefits of avoiding waste, reusing and recycling. The students also learnt about littering and illegal dumping and ways to promote positive behaviour with waste.
Please read the following parenting idea articles:
Attend a webinar at no cost
Our school has a membership with Parenting Ideas, one of Australia's most trusted sources of parenting education and support. Great news - through this membership, you can attend all of their webinars for parents in 2019 at no cost! Here is the information about the next upcoming webinar:
Brave parenting in a culture riddled with worry
Join Lenore Skenazy, President of Let Grow, in this webinar that explores;
- Why treating our kids as physically and emotionally fragile is bad for their future
- That your kids are not in constant danger
- How independence impacts children
- How to raise nimble problem solvers
- Ideas to know how safe, smart and capable your kids can be
Wednesday 27 November 2019 8:00pm AEDT. If you are unable to make the scheduled time you can simply register and access the recording later.
How you can register
- Click this link: https://www.parentingideas.com.au/parent-resources/parent-webinars/webinar-brave-parenting-in-a-culture-riddled-with-worry
- Click ‘Add to cart’
- Click ‘View cart’
- Enter the voucher code BRAVE and click ‘Apply’. Your discount of $37 will be applied to the order. This voucher is valid until 27 December 2019.
- Click ‘Proceed to checkout’
- Fill in your account details. These are the details you will use to login to your account and access your parenting material
- Click ‘Place Order’
This voucher code is valid until 27 December 2019, so we encourage you to redeem it right away to secure your free webinar.
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their Birthday in November
Isabelle M, Bowie P, Arnaud S, Harriet J, Nevaan J, Alessia M, Lydia A, Xavier L, Isabelle A, Amy S, Rebecca S, Elliot H, Samian L, Ashleigh O'M, Tafadzwa K, Amy L, Mirella M, Noah D, Scarlett W, Isara W.