Monday 22nd-Friday 26th March
Wednesday 24th March
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March
Monday 29th- Wednesday 31st March
Thursday 1st April
Monday 19th April
Tuesday 20th April
Please keep these students in yours prayers as they celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion over the weekend.
New to the Canteen Menu is a Beef Hamburger for $4. You can select to have lettuce, tomato, sauce and cheese (extra .50c).
iPads for Sale
Our lease agreement for our current iPads is up at the end of May and we will be offering these for sale. Please CLICK HERE for further information.
School photo day will be Tuesday 20th April, Week One of Term Two. This year the school photos will be taken in the summer uniform. We ask that for Week One of Term Two your child/children wear their summer uniform.
This years Cross Country will be held on Friday 23rd April (Term Two Week one). Please CLICK HERE for further information and the permission note.
We will draw the tickets at the afternoon assembly on the 26th March, the week before Easter and Term 1 ends.
Self-Managers can learn independently and can make wise decisions about their learning. They know themselves as learners and can set and work towards personal goals. They know they can continually improve as learners. (K. Murdoch ‘Power of Inquiry’ p98)
Self-Managers know that learning takes focus and means taking risks and making mistakes. They learn to manage time and equipment. They can be leaders and resourceful. Examples of times when we may teach the assets of being a self-manager may include:
- Think and talk about how we feel about our learning
- Make connections between what we know and new learning
- Stay focused on a task
- Use our mistakes to help us learn
- Set up and pack up for ourselves
- Think and plan before we start a task
- Think about the effect our thinking and behaviour is having on others
- Set ourselves a goal and work towards it
- Persist with our learning even when it is challenging
- Listen to other people’s feedback about our learning
- Take risks and challenge ourselves
Kinder and Stage 1 will focus on being ‘Responsible’. Stage 2 and 3 will develop language about all three – Responsible, Resilient, Reflective
Managing Anxiety Before it Becomes a Problem
Research shows that childhood anxiety left unmanaged will almost certainly re emerge, highlighting the importance of early detection and management of anxiety. Parents, as first responders, play an important role by minimising the impact of stressful moments before they lead to full-blown anxiety. Here are some ways to help from our most recent Parenting ideas
- MHOC Confirmation Programme enrolments are open until 19 April. Details available on the Parish website: http://www.mhoc.org.au/sacraments/confirmation/
- Details of a MHOC Parish Youth Group starting up on Saturdays beginning 24 April are forthcoming. Youth Minister, Nick Weir, also encourages anyone looking for a way to prepare for Easter to check out the Archdiocese's resource: https://www.cgyouth.org.au/resources/encounter/
Connect: SHPS Community Council 2021
The Community Council Executive met on Tuesday 23 March. We welcomed new member Elsa Hietbrink to the Secretary role – thank you very much Elsa for taking on this role!
This year, the theme of ‘Connect’ is a key focus of the Community Council. After the events of 2020, we think it is more important than ever that our Sacred Heart community have opportunities to connect to each other. We also want to focus on activity that encourages people across the broader community to form a connection with Sacred Heart.
The message of connection is one we also heard from our Year 6 leaders at our meeting. Our leaders were very happy with work undertaken by our Student Welfare Officer, Mrs Barrenger and asked for Community Council endorsement of activities to support Mrs B. Council was very happy to support Year 6 leaders further progressing their ideas with Mrs B and we look forward to an update soon. A student voice to Community Council is critical and something we will continue to support throughout the year.
With the Catholic Education Office enrolment period opening in Week 2 of Term 2, the Council also discussed ways to promote the school, encourage new families to connect with Sacred Heart and increase enrolments. Staff gave an update on the Little Hearts playgroup and upcoming plans to ask families to participate in a letter drop of promotional material as a way to drive enrolments. We would encourage families to start to talk to your connections in the community about what you like at Sacred Heart ahead of the enrolment period.
One way in which we will support the promotion of the school is through the installation of a new electronic sign at the corner of Beazley Street and Hodgson Crescent. The school will fund this sign in partnership with the Parish and it will be a fantastic way of promoting key messages to our community.
The Council also discussed vacation care arrangements with the YMCA and ways to further promote that service, new plans for the Canteen, plans for fundraising including the establishment of a 2022 Fete committee (happening soon – watch this space!), and further capital and equipment improvements at school.
The next open meeting of the Community Council will be on Tuesday 27th April, at 7pm via Zoom. We would warmly welcome you to attend and connect with us! A link will be sent the week before the meeting.
We are also still looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Treasurer. The Treasurer works closely with Anne and Shari. If you are interested in learning more about the role, please contact Sacred Heart Office
If your child is interested in playing netball for the school please follow the appropriate link below for your child’s year group. All players are welcome, both girls and boys and no experience is required.
Registrations close Thursday 1st April 2021. The Juniors and NetSetGo Skills season will commence on Saturday 1 May.
All teams will require a coach. Please contact the school netball coordinator Lilly Kennett if you would like to volunteer.
Year 2 and 3 Netball Link
Year 4, 5 and 6 Netball Link
Arawang Calendar Link
The Arawang fee schedule for 2021 is as follows (all are per individual):
Net Set Go Skills Program - $95 (all registrations for this program go via Arawang only not mynetball)
Year 2 or 3 GO Competition- $150
Year 4, 5, or 6 Competition - $155
We look forward to the start of the season!
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday this week
Audrey W, Ella B, Luca P, Kelli G, Noah F, Hunter M, Domenique S, Kathryn W.
This week's assembly will be run by our school leaders in the hall.
Awards will be presented at this time.
Due to COVID restrictions, parents are unable to attend.
|Audrey W, Olivia C, Isla P.|
|Matilda W, Angus F, Tatenda K, Murray B, Isabel U, Jack W, Hugh M, Aradhana A, Lucas B.|
|Holly C, Ella B, Sreya G, Karissa F, Aleesha J, Isabelle A, Taffy K, Ruhan K, Destiny N, Rachel M.|
|Claire G, Keneth SV, Jeanina C, Josephine A, Allira K.|
SCHOOLS CHESS CHALLENGE (WODEN) on Sunday, 28th March 2021
Relax Kids Chill Skills Course
Ozcode Academy offers coding and robotics classes for primary and high school students in Canberra, and will be running a coding and robotics program for students from ages 7-15 during this coming Easter School Holidays .