Catholic Education Enrolment Period
|27th April - 22nd May|
Monday 18th May
|Return to School|
Tuesday 26th May
|National Sorry Day|
- Sacred Heart Primary School enrolment period is now open, 27th April to 22nd May 2020.
Sacred Heart is currently open for enrolments for the Kindergarten 2021.Please contact us to speak to our Principal or to arrange a visit.During the COVID-19 restrictions, school visits can take place between 3.30 - 4.30pm via appointment.Enquiries for enrolment into all other classes can be made as needed. Enrolment information and forms can be found on our school website. https://sacredhps.act.edu.au/
- Earlier this week a note with information about the return to school instructions next week was pushed out via SZapp and email. This information can also be found on the school website under 'Latest News'.
- Please note some of the features on our website are the:
- Search function at the top of every page
- ability to change languages with the Google translate function.
- We have created a social story about returning to school for parents to share with their children. It is available below as a link to a PDF format and also on the school website.
- Scholastic Book Club orders due Monday 18th May www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/virtual-catalogue-1/
Stay up to date with Mary Help of Christians Parish by visiting http://www.mhoc.org.au/.
Father Richard has his weekly Homilies available and the Parish Bulletin is also published on the website.
CAN I TAKE MY CHILD TO THE CHURCH?
Yes you can, and you are encouraged to visit the church with your child. The church is now unlocked daylight hours. There are bottles of sanitiser at all entrances, but remember only 10 people may be in the church at one time, all social distancing.
Our Lady of Fatima
Today, the 13th day of May, is the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. It was on this day that the Blessed Virgin Mary started her series of apparition to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917.
Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima
O Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima
and reveal a glorious message.
We implore you,
inspire in our hearts a fervent love
for the recitation of the Rosary.
By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption
that are recalled therein
may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask,
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Redeemer.
Book Club Virtual Catalogue – Issue 3, 2020
Term 2 Book Club catalogues are digital only this term for the first time ever during these unprecedented times. To access and purchase from the latest Issue, please go to https://scholastic.com.au/book-club/virtual-catalogue-1/
Once you and your child has made your final selection, click anywhere on the page to redirect you to the Scholastic LOOP website or go to the Scholastic LOOP app to place your order. LOOP orders are linked to your school in an easy, safe online process. Registering for LOOP will also keep you up-to-date with all of the latest Book Club news, information on exciting new releases, and our exclusive Book Club special offers.
Mrs Borgia will then take care of the rest!
BOOK CLUB ORDERS ARE DUE next Monday 18 May 2020.
Your child’s order is then delivered to the school/classroom, ready to take home and be eagerly read. Orders that you have marked as a ‘gift’ in LOOP will be sent to school for you to secretly pick-up instead.
Community Council Connections
Our Community Council met virtually for the open Term 2 meeting. We had some new faces from the parent community join in and take their opportunity to ask questions of the school and council executives.
The main topic, no surprise here, was Covid-19 measures and the school plan. Of course the meeting was held a few days prior to the Catholic Education announcement of return to school, so the conversation focused on parent support for remote learning, teaching staff check-in, plans for the weeks ahead and specific questions on future state. Anne Staines reported more children were attending in person to the school and acknowledged the extra stresses remote learning has placed on families in our community. Anne shared that teachers have received lots of lovely messages from the community, which has helped to keep spirits up in trying times. Anne especially wanted to thank those parents who are working at home and undertaking the support role in remote learning. All the information for return to school can be found on the school website. If you have additional questions, reach out to your child/ren’s teacher or the front office.
What a 50th year for the school! We will certainly remember 2020 for a variety of reasons that have pushed us as a society. The 50th Anniversary committee is looking at options to commemorate the special anniversary in an appropriate way. For example, a commemorative mural for hanging in the front office area. If we continue on the current trajectory, the committee will look to Term 4 for an event to bring our community together (in a low cost way!). The Gala is postponed until next year to allow families time to rebuild through the remainder of 2020.
The Council also discussed new student virtual tours. Kerry Wode and the executive team are currently working on a virtual open session for prospective students and their families to experience the blessings of Sacred Heart.
On behalf of the Council, thank you to the above and beyond efforts of our teaching and support staff to care for our children, and keep us connected during this extraordinary time.
Chair SHPS Community Council
Hello beautiful Sacred Heart families!
The staff hope to bring you a little joy each week with ideas for family fun, connection and wellbeing.
Honey Bee Kids features meditations and bedtime stories featuring popular
characters and themes such as Fortnite, Disney and Pokemon.
Try the 30 Day Lego Challenge from family website My Kid’sTime.
The happy pic of the week is from Mrs Cooper.
iTime!! Thanks for sharing your exciting investigations