Sunday 13th December
Third Sunday of Avent
Tuesday 15th December
Graduation and End of Year Mass
Tuesaday 15th December
Meet the Teacher afternoon
Wednesday 16th December
Year 6 Fun Day
Friday 18th December
Last Day of School for 2020
Sunday 20th December
Fourth Sunday of Advent
- K-3 home readers and all library books are due back at school please.
- We have had a lot of children sick with gastro and vomiting bugs. If your child/children are showing signs of being unwell can you please keep your children at home.
- Please note that the canteen will be closed for cleaning on the 18th December 2020.
Wushka subscription is finishing in January. We hope families have enjoyed using the online reading platform Wushka, which we have subscribed to since remote learning for K-2+. Since we are now using our home reading books, we will not be renewing this subscription in 2021.
We will be continuing with Mathletics and Reading Eggs in 2021. We encourage families to continue using all of these platforms during January.
Year 6 Graduation Information
Little Hearts Play Group was launched with a few current Sacred Heart families on Thursday morning.
The children enjoyed a variety of activities including fishing, bowling and Christmas craft, with the highlight being the parachute.
Little Hearts Play Group will commence in Week 2 of Term 1 2021, in the Kinder Red room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 for children aged 2 – 4 years and their parent or carer with Mrs Wills.
There are limited places so be sure to book through the Sacred Heart Office.
Introducing the Catalyst professional learning program for teachers
The Catholic Education Canberra & Goulburn Archdiocese have adopted two bold goals:
- Every student is a competent reader
- High Impact Teaching Practice is visible in every classroom
To reach these goals, in 2021 Catholic Education will be investing in teachers to enhance teaching and curriculum. This will entail teachers taking part in a world class professional learning program called Catalyst that is informed by the latest research into how children learn best.
At Sacred Heart, we are committed to nurturing hearts, minds and spirits and this program will support our dedicated teachers to transform student lives through learning by providing
- Professional learning in exemplary High Impact Teaching Practice, and how to apply it in the classroom
- Professional learning aligned to the curriculum
- Online library of evidence-based learning resources aligned to the curriculum
- Enhanced knowledge of formative assessment, use of data and intervention through professional learning
At Sacred Heart in 2021 and beyond our teachers will undertake a series of online units, in classroom coaching and mentoring.
If you have any questions about how Catalyst will be implemented at our school, please contact the Front Office.
For more information on Catalyst including resources relating to the foundational research that underpins the program at CE, visit catalyst.cg.catholic.edu.au.
Leadership & Catholic Women event POSTPONED to 17th March 2021
The organisers of this event decided to postpone until early next year – March 17th 2021 International Women’s Day, apologies for any inconvenience.
School holiday vacation care will be operating from Monday 4th January 2021 until Term One of the 2021 school year.
MHOC - Christmas Mass details
Due to the uncertainty, this year there is a slightly different format, which is still being finalised. We are looking into Live Streaming 2 masses; details to come and due to Covid restrictions and the popularity of Christmas Mass, we will be asking parishioners to register their attendance on the TryBooking links below which close Dec 23 at 3pm.
6pm Children’s Mass is being held at Marist College Canberra, Junior School lawns (BYO own chairs, picnic blankets etc…) (max. 500 people) (wet weather; at Sacred Heart Church, max. 100 people)
9pm Vigil at Sacred Heart Church
Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart Church https://www.trybooking.com/BMUQT
8.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Church
10am Mass at Sacred Heart Church
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
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their Birthday this week
Mick M, Isabella B
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.
|Angus F, Grace O, Murray B, Emily D, Emilia B, Aleeia V.|
|Riley W, Aradhana A, Kevin S, Lachlan P, Milana B, Hope O, Keshav S, Joshua L, Tafadzwa K, Lydia A.|
|Stage Two||Keneth SV, Luke H, Noah T, Jeremiah N, Zoe C, Harrison H, Aislinn O.|
Carmelia L, Catherine B, Natalia C,
Ava A, Mia M, Scarlett W, Olivia T, Alessia M, Ruby B.
Canberra Health Services
School Holiday Program - Canberra Cricket Academy
When: 11-12 (Mon-Tue) January 2021
Where: Harrison Cricket Nets and Ground, 86 Katoomba St., Harrison
Cost: $100 Only per Player (same for One day)
Details and Registration at
Young Music Society
Children’s Cartooning Programs
With life slowly returning to normal we have made our program Covid-Safe. We are also a Creative Kids provider.
Jerrabomberra Community Hall 25-31 The Parkway, Jerrabomberra
Monday Jan 4th - Friday Jan 8th, 2021
- Social distancing adhered to
- Washing of hands & sanitising maintained during the classes
- Smaller group sizes.
- Go to www.illustrating-man.com.au
- Click on the colourful Cartoon Camp button in the middle of the home page
- Select your location
- Complete the on-line form & payment
Early Bird Special
Book & pay for the 5 Long Days Monday to Friday and will give your child / children a set of 6 cartooning books. Payments must be before Friday December 4th 5pm.
If you are using a voucher – please call our office with the Creative Kids Voucher details.
We look forward to seeing the children once again & old friends reuniting & new friendships made.