R U OK Day Today
Organisation: R U OK Foundation
R U Ok Day is an annual national day of action that aims to get Australians, right across the entire spectrum of society, connecting with friends and loved ones, by reaching out to anyone doing it tough and simply asking: "Are you ok?". Talking about suicide with someone at risk actually reduces the chances of them taking their life. It is the one thing we can all do to make a real difference. R U OK ? Day is about prevention, preventing little problems turning into big problems.
The Message for R U OK? Day 2020 is:
There is more to say after R U OK?
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. The R U OK? Day weblink helps people to know what to say when someone says they’re not OK, and guides them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
We congratulate John Berry (our Community Council Treasurer and 3/4 soccer coach) on his recent recognition award for his work with the ACT Ambulance Service. He played an important role during the last bushfire season, as part of the ACTAS management team that was asked to support the various bushfire fighting efforts the ESA was involved with.
Class Structure for 2021
The staffing allocation from CE has been announced for 2021. Our planned class structures in 2021 will be:
- Two Year 1 classes
- Two Year 2 classes
- Two Year 3 classes
- One Year 4 class
- Three 5/6 classes
We are yet to confirm Kindergarten numbers as enrolments are still coming in.
Take care and God bless,
In preparation for some online assessments all students need to have a set of headphones at school. Could you please start sending these in as soon as possible in a small bag that is clearly labelled with your child's name.
Please be preparing for your child to be wearing full summer uniform for the beginning of Term Four. Our uniform is navy and we request that no black pants or shorts be worn. Please also only wear sneakers on sports days.
Friday 11th September
|Confirmation Retreat Day
Monday 14th September
|Stage 2 Camp Birrigai|
Friday 18th September
|Stage 3 Leadership Experience|
On Friday 11th September students from Sacred Heart will attend a Confirmation Retreat Day in preparation for their Confirmation next week. They will celebrate mass together, discuss the significance of the Sacrament of Confirmation and participate in activities and reflections to deepen their understanding.
We ask that you keep the following students in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate their Confirmation.
Ivy E, Iris H, Sascha K, Selena L, Emily M, Cameron M, Maisie M, Thea M, Misha N, Jasmine N, Natalia C, Catherine B, Quintin C, Asha K, Whayne G, Samantha L, Olivia T, Belle R, Mia Y, Elysia G.
- CE NAIDOC MASS
This year for safety reasons and due to current restrictions, Catholic Education will not be holding its annual NAIDOC mass at St Christopher's.
Throughout the year, there will be other local parish services around Canberra which will be held by members of the Ngunnawal community. We will advertise these masses as we hear about them in the newsletter.
Drop Off and Pick Up When signing in or out your child/children please remember to only enter the school via the Front Office. A reminder that parents should not be entering the building to collect or drop off their children to classrooms.
- Clothing Pool Clothing Pool this term is by appointment only. Please phone the Front Office to book an appointment time. The days and times available are: Monday morning 8.30-9am, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 12-2.15pm and Friday afternoon 12-3pm. Orders can also be made through the Qkr! App and then delivered to your child.
- YMCA School Holiday Program Holiday Care is confirmed for October school holidays! Check the YMCA website for details. The program allows you to enrol for days that your children will love.
Book Week ( 19th – 23rd October)
Term 3 is usually when we celebrate the Children’s Book Council Awards (CBCA). Due to the pandemic, Book Week has been moved to next term. However, we will continue to share and explore the shortlisted books during library this Term. We will celebrate Book Week during Week 2, Term 4, the 19th-23rd October. The theme to this year’s Book Week is 'Curious Creatures, Wild Minds'.
Over the past couple of weeks the children have been involved in some great learning and activities. Enjoy the photos of what the children have been doing.
Tournament of Minds
Jersey Day for Organ Donation
3/4 Health Expo
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday
Howell L, Quintin G, Cameron M, Phoebe Y.
This week's assembly will be run by our school leaders over the PA to the children in their classrooms.
Awards will be presented at this time.
|Albert W, Harrison A, Max P, Cohen T, Earnest S, Oliver K.|
|Hudson C, Milana B, Airlie R, Finley C, Ashton B, Domenique S, Joshua L, Hope O, Bobby C.|
|Liam W, Lachlan D, Matthew K, Oscar B, Natasha L, Angelo V, Aislinn O, Destiny N.|
|Stage Three||Milla K, Maisie M, Arabella G, Veer A, Ruby B, Tadi K, Milly M, Elysia G.|
FARRER PLAYSCHOOL ENROLMENT DAY INFORMATION FOR 2021 SESSIONS
Is your child turning 3 before 30 April 2021?
The FARRER PLAYSCHOOL is a non-profit, community based educational facility for 3 year olds. Our fully qualified teachers use a structured program to help the ‘Playschoolers’ develop the social skills and confidence that will be of value to them in their Preschool year and most importantly it is LOTS OF FUN!
Playschool sessions are held:
Monday 9.30am to 2.30pm @$60 per session
Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm @ $60 per session
Wednesday 9.30am to 2.30pm @ $60 per session
(Due to the popularity of our classes a child may only attend 1 session per week)
If you are interested in having your child attend one of our sessions, please come and fill out an expression of interest on our enrolment morning on
Monday 12 October from 8am
At Farrer Playschool,
Located next to Farrer Primary School Preschool Unit
(Please note positions are offered to children in accordance with our enrolment policy.)
Online Holiday Code Camp Click Here
STEAM Click Here
Tennis Holiday Camp Click Here
Weston Creek Molongo Cricket Club Click Here