Dear Parents and Carers,
This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. This celebration is an invitation to receive time as a gift and to live life differently. Jesus is King! Jesus Christ is meant to become the Lord of our whole lives and inform the very pattern of how we live.
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose kindness toward us is steadfast,
and whose fidelity endures forever, May we serve You. Eternal Father,
Who has given us Your Only Begotten Son, to be our Redeemer, One
True Mediator, and Sovereign King, We praise and thank You.
Last week the school celebrated Remembrance Day in prayer and reflection. Mrs Hamilton with the support of Mrs Imbriano prepared a beautiful and reflective prayer celebration to remember all those who have died in service for Australia and its people. The corridor display organised by Mrs Hamilton gave students the opportunity for hands on inquiry and better understand the day to day life of people in the services.
Mrs Borgia and Miss Egan – Richards worked together to provide resources for staff to inquire into and celebrate NAIDOC Week this year. Each day during morning prayer the Aboriginal Our Father was sung. After recess staff read an indigenous story to all members of the school over the PA.
Last week, book Buddies concluded for 2020. Younger buddies were given a bookmark and had the opportunity to listen to or share a chosen story.
Kindergarten Orientation 2020
Yesterday we were delighted to welcome our Kindergarten of 2021 with our school Orientation Day – COVID style. Our current Kindergarten teacher, Miss Bartley with the support of the Learning Support Team took our newest students to experience life as a student in Kindergarten at SHPS.
Mrs Miller took all of our current Kindergarten students to minimise interruption and our student leaders for 2021 met their young buddies.
Targeted Kindergarten Health Check
Catholic Education has asked schools to remind the parents of Kindergarten students that Canberra Health Services is offering a targeted kindergarten health check concentrating on vision and hearing. Uptake of the appointments is now slowing down. These health checks are performed in clinics at the City Health Centre Mondays and Fridays until Monday the 14th of December. An appointment can be made by phoning the Central Intake Line on 51249977.
Take care and God bless,
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Friday 27th November
|Music Recitals (Private music students will perform to student audience)|
Friday 27th November
Advent Liturgy (students only)
Sunday 29th November
|First Sunday of Advent|
Monday 30th November
|K-3 home readers and all library books are due back at school|
End of Year Happenings at SHPS 2020
Every year the Sacred Heart community support the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal with donations of food for Christmas Hampers. This year we want to continue to play an important part in renewing hope for the thousands of people who face an uncertain Christmas. Together, we can continue to bring smiles of love and laughter to the people who need it most this season.
The appeal collection will run from Thursday 19th November (Week 6) through to Friday 4th December (Week 8). Donations will be collected in classrooms.
The Stages have been allocated the following items:
Kindergarten – sweet biscuits, tinned fruit
Stage 1 – Chips, sweets, Christmas cakes
Stage 2 – Soft drinks, cordials, plum puddings
Stage 3 – Tinned Hams, tinned vegetables, Christmas slices
Thank you in advance for your generosity in making others in our community Christmas feel special period this holiday season.
School holiday vacation care will be operating from Monday 4th January 2021 until Term One of the 2021 school year.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Sacramental Program (Year 4 2021)
Enrolment for the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion program will be made available on the Qkr! App (available on all smart phones) or on Qkr! Website from 9 November to 15 January.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
This week we had our 2021 Kindergarten student come and spend a morning at the school. They did various activities in their new class groups and also spent some time with their future Year 6 Buddies.
BEACH TO BUSH LIFESAVING PROGRAM
Surf Lifesaving NSW came to visit Sacred Heart on Wednesday. Local surf lifesaver volunteers educated the students about general beach safety, sun safety, rips and waves, sea creatures and basic first aid, rescues and getting help from a lifeguard.
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday
Tafadzwa K, Amy L, Aradhana A, Mirella M.
This week's assembly will be run by our school leaders over the PA. Awards will be presented at this time.
|Tabitha S, Grace O, Cohen T, Shaun S, Isabel U, Albert W.|
|Lucy M, Vincent I, Airlie R, Milana B, Kevin S, Isabella A, Ryan G, Shreya G, Lachlan H, Hayley L.|
|Isabella M, Kathryn W, Tiana J, Liam W, Charlotte B, Georgia A, Angelo V, Ashleigh O Scarlett M.|
|Stage Three||Karen L, Milly M, Selena L, Maisie M, Emily M, Olivia B, Shivon Y, Samantha L.|
|Mrs Wode Awards||Veer A, Palak B, Zoe C, Emila B, Isabel U, Ryan M.|
BRAINways Education, in conjunction with Australian National University, is pleased to offer the BRAINways Summer Camp – program for gifted and talented students of Canberra.
Please see the attached Program Information. As students need to be nominated by the school, please contact Kerry Wode for further information.