- Important Dates & Events
- Principal's Page - Pat Ellis
- Sustainability Action Team
- RE News: Meaghan Younger
- Community Council Events - Copy
- Amazing Art! - Jane McKeough
- The APPetizer - Jessica Figura
- Reconciliation Action Plan - Jess Lewis
- Lost Property
- Library News - Erin Hardwicke
- Sports News: Erin Hardwicke
- Harmony Awards
- Happy Birthday
- Canteen News
- Playgroup @ St Michael's
- Parish News - Feast Celebration Day
- School Banking
- Woolies Earn & Learn
- Entertainment Book 2019/20
- Dendy Sensory Screenings
|27 June||Our Lady of Perpetual Help Feast Day Mass @ 9.30am|
|28 June||School's Fun Day with St Monica's|
|Trivia Night (7.30-10pm)|
|1 July||Arts Showcase Assembly @ 12.40|
|5 July||Last Day for Term 2|
|22 July||First Day for Term 3|
NOTES GONE HOME THIS WEEK
- Australian Maths Competition - Yr3-6
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Feast Day
Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Being the Patron of our Parish, this is an important day.
Every picture tells a story, Every Icon proclaims a message. This Icon proclaims the message that Mary, able to comfort Christ in His sufferings, is able to comfort us in ours. Mary is the Mother whose help is perpetually present to us always.
On Friday we will celebrate with our other Parish school 'St Monica's Primary in Evatt' with a fun day. K-2 students will remain at school with K-2 St Monica's students joining us. Our Years 3-6 students will do the opposite and head over to St Monica's to join in the celebrations over there. Both myself and Carmel Maguire will join Fr Loi at the Liturgy here first for the K-2 students and then head over to St Monica's to join in their liturgy also. Looking forward to a fun, engaging and reflective day of celebration.
Just a reminder regarding signing children in if ariving late. This is a legal requirement and we get auditted regarding attendance. A child can't sign themselves in. If for whatever reason you can't get out of the car (perhaps you are sick, other child is sick etc), that is fine, we just require an email or phone call prior to the drop off so we can officially sign them in and ensure we are following correct procedure.
Arts Showcase Assembly
Next Monday at 12.40pm students that have been learning piano and guitar this semester will perform for the school at a special assembly. Dancecore students will also perform their routine. We are looking forward to witnessing the creative skills of these students.
Semester One Reports
Reports will come home on Monday. I have spent this week reading over every child's report. I am pleased with the consistency and detail that teachers have dedicated towards providing you with the clearest feedback possible about how your child is going with their learning and development at school.
The current reporting format is one that I don't feel captures all that is needed, nor is it as reflective as possible to show your child's progression of learning. I have been involved in recent discussion with ACT Primary Catholic Principals and Catholic Education Office regarding this and hope of changes to be made in the future.
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be available in Week 2 next term to discuss where to next for your child for Semester 2. If you wanted to touch base with your child/ren's classroom teacher informaly before the term is out, you can always do that by contacting via phone, email or in person before or after school.
The Catholic Education Office requires details of projected numbers for 2020 for staffing purposes. Hence, we need to know of any families who are seeking enrolment for their children at another school in 2020, for whatever reason (this does not include Year 6 students). Please email the school office as soon as possible if your child/ren will not be returning to St Michael's in 2020.
Rainbow Award - Term 2
Congratulations to Term 2 Rainbow Award recipients. Well-deserved. Displaying some of our school values like kindness, compassion, forgiveness, empathy and challenging themselves and having a go with their learning. Well done! All students this year who receive a Rainbow Award, will have a special celebration lunch and afternoon with Mr Webb and Mr Ellis at the end of the year.
Enjoy the week ahead.
Congratulations to these children who made their First Communion last weekend:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Feast Day
Tomorrow, Thursday 27 June is the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, our parish’s patron. We will celebrate as a school community here at St Michael’s with Mass which willl begin at 9:30 in the St Michael’s church. Families are warmly invited to join us for this special Feast Day Mass.
As a parish we will join with students from St Monica’s on Friday 28June. Students from both schools in Years K-2 will have a liturgy and special activities here at St Michael’s School from 9:30 – 1:30. The students in Years 3-6 will have a liturgy and special activities at St Monica’s School from 10:00 – 1:30. Permission notes for the students in years 3-6 went home last week and are due back tomorrow.
Our entry for the Bostik Smart Schools Competition has been submitted.
We need your vote.
The project with the most votes wins $3000.
Go to https://bostiksmartschools.com.au/view-entry?ref=BSS2240 and cast your vote for our Year 3/4 project titled 'A Natural Wonder'.
Project ID #BSS2240
The app of the week is 3D Solar System. This fabulous tool allows children to explore the solar system in a fun and interactive way. Stop by the planets and read the informative fact files or simply watch the planets orbiting. This is a great free app.
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committee will be meeting Tuesday afternoon next week (2nd July) from 3:30-4:00 in the library. If you are interested in attending please pop in. The first meeting will be used to decide on a statement of intent and what we would like to focus our attention on when implementing reconciliation initiatives within the school, as well as breaking open what a RAP is. If you are able to come please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that your children's belongings are clearly labelled. If you are missing an item, please remember to check the table, any unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of Term and unclaimed clothing will be placed in the 2nd hand clothing pool.
There are over 200 new books that have been accessioned and are waiting to be covered before making their way onto our library shelves. If there are any parents who are able to assist with covering books your help would be appreciated. Please see either Erin Hardwicke or Lisa Monro if you can help out. We will also have a session next Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3:00 in the library to cover books. Would love to see you there if you have a few minutes to spare.
Overdue library notices came home today with all students who currently have overdue books. If these books could please be returned before the end of term it would be appreciated. If you are unable to find missing books please feel free to send an email to let me know and I can update the library system.
2019 CBCA Shortlisted Books
We now have a wide selection of the shortlisted books for this years CBCA awards. We will be reading these books over the coming weeks during library lessons. The winners will be announced during Book Week in Week 5 next term. We have lots of exciting things planned for Book Week this year. More information will come home early next term.
The shortlisted books for 2019 can be found at https://cbca.org.au/shortlist-2019
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival
Save the date: Friday 25th October. Please consider if your child would like to take part in the Boorowa carnival this year. Information and permission notes will come home early in Term 3 as we need to register our teams. The carnival is a wonderful day and a terrific way to support the town of Boorowa and the surrounding region. Last year saw 434 teams compete and thousands of children enjoying a day of sport focused on participation rather than competition. We would love to have even more students involved than we did last year. Students from Years 2-6 can participate in either touch football or netball.
Congratulations to the following children who have achieved a Harmony Award in Week 9 and will receive their award this Friday at morning gathering (weather permitting).
Lunch Orders are to be placed by MIDNIGHT on Wednesday nights.
|Friday 28th June (Week 9)||Friday 5th July (Week 10)|
The canteen still require assistance on Fridays from approximately 12.30-1.45 to help pack lunch orders, if you can assist in anyway, please contact Lisa in the Front Office. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to contact Empire Catering on 0408 200 481 for queries with lunch orders or any constructive feedback you have regarding menu items.
Playgroup is held on Wednesdays in Weeks 2 to 9 from 9am til 10.30am in the School Hall. It is for children ages 0-5 and their parents/carers. Please contact Kylie Arena or Lisa Monro on 62414022 for any enquires.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate our Parish's Feast Day and join us for a light supper at St monica's School Hall after Mass. Mass at 6pm, Supper at 7pm. Please bring a plate (or more if you wish) of finger food. If hot food, please be aware there is limited facilities for warming. Hope to see you there!
Information packs are available at the Front Office for anyone wishing to open a new account or claim your rewards.
Thank you to Fiona, Connie & Cheri for assisting with the banking this year.
Thank you to those families that have been bringing in the Earn and Learn stickers, so far we have well over 8000 stickers and still counting.
The Woolies Earn and Learn program finished yesterday, please remember to bring in any stickers you may have laying around.
The 2019/20 Entertainment Book is now available to purchase. Books can be purchased at the Front Office for $60 or digital copies can be ordered through the following link. Please see Lisa in the Front Office for more information.