Dear SCA families,
‘Tiz the season to be sneezing. I am sure that profits at Kleenex will be up over the last few weeks. As many children and staff, myself included, suffer with hay fever, I reflect on the effect that seasons can have on us.
It’s not just the pollen that affects us. As we near the end of the year, some children may lose focus at school, and be thinking more about the holidays, or even next year. To cut to the chase, I am asking for the help of all parents.
Whenever talk of holidays or next year arises at home, please try to remind your child about the importance of working hard, staying on task, setting goals and finishing this year as strongly as they can. We will do the same, and together, we should make sure that every school day is a productive and enjoyable one.
Thank you for your efforts in selling the raffle tickets sent home last term. All tickets, sold and un-sold, must be returned to school by Friday 6th November.
We are now in the process of finalising class numbers and staffing for 2021. If your child is leaving SCA (unless already in Year 6), please let us know by contacting the office this week and filling out the following form:
Last week I reminded parents about being up to date with fees. It continues to be our policy that no student should be refused enrolment, excluded or disadvantaged because their family is unable to afford fees. Fee concessions and remissions are available on a needs basis as defined in our fee policy, therefore, if you are having difficulties with school fees, please contact me. All applications will be considered in strictest confidence.
Is It Fruit?
An effective practice each of our classes participates in is “Fruit Break”. Research has shown that a short break, when children snack on fresh fruit or vegetables, is beneficial to learning as well as overall health.
Why have a Fruit and Veg Break at school?
To improve the overall intake of fruit and vegetables in students while at school
To ensure all students have some nutritious food early in the morning, especially as some children do not eat breakfast
Fruit and veg breaks can help to improve student’s concentration and learning capacity
Kids are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if other snacks are not an option
Kids are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if their friends are doing it too
Kids may skip recess to play - they can be very hungry by lunch time
What can my child eat?
- All fresh fruit is permitted (e.g. whole fruits such as a banana or a small apple, chopped melon)
- Fruit canned with artificial sweeteners added is not permitted. Artificial sweeteners are not recommended for children
- Fruit canned in water, juice or no added sugar is permitted (e.g. peach slices). Don't forget a spoon!
- Dried fruit is permitted, although, fresh fruit or vegetables is the first choice because dried fruit contains high concentration of natural sugar and it tends to cling to teeth, increasing risk of tooth decay (e.g. sultanas)
- All fresh vegetables are permitted (e.g. celery, carrot sticks, broccoli bits etc.)
What foods are not allowed?
All other foods are not permitted including:
- 'Fruit' products (e.g. fruit leather, fruit roll-ups, fruit bars or similar)
- Fruit jams or jellies
- Fruit pies or cakes
- Fruit canned in syrup or jelly or with artificial sweeteners
- Canned or processed vegetables
- Vegetable or potato crisps, hot potato chips, olives
- Vegetable pastries (pies, pasties, sausage rolls)
- Baked vegetable breads
- Vegetable cakes, fritters, quiches or similar
Our Community Council will have its second last meeting for the year next Tuesday, 27 October. If you would like to share any thoughts or questions with the Council, please feel free to send an email to email@example.com .
It was once said…
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over and over again.” – Richard Branson
Blessings to you and your family.
|Wednesday 25 November at 9.30am||Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 1|
|Thursday 3 December at 9.30am||Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 2|
|Tuesday 8 December||Year 6 Physical Challenge Day|
|Wednesday 9 December||Semester Two Awards Assembly|
|Friday 11 December||Semester Two Reports Sent Home|
|Friday 11 December at 9.30am||End of Year Thanksgiving Mass|
|Monday 14 December||Kinder Nativity|
|Tuesday 15 December||Year 6 Graduation|
|Thursday 17 December||Farewell Assembly|
|Friday 18 December (at 3.00pm)||Term Four Ends|
Be the Light
'Let Your Light Shine Before Others'
OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY
The Rosary tells the story of Jesus’ life in four parts:
The Joyful Mysteries
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries
The Luminous Mysteries
Catholics have been given a very special gift in the Rosary. Each time we pray the Rosary we should focus on Jesus’ life as well as a special person or intention that we want to pray for.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week.
|Year 1||Makary A, Caitlin G, Rose M-F,|
|Year 2||Evie F, Patrick M, Joshua O'M, Cooper S,|
|Year 3||Hayley A, Bailey A, Evie H, Paige H, Ayla K|
|Year 4||Apajok A, Jordan C, Billy H, Asha R,|
|Year 5||Alison B, Hayden C, Riley N, Sienna P,Tana W|
|Year 6||Deng A, Misha G, Misha G & family, Tenzin MC, Ashton R, Ryan R, Haren R, Huni T, Cady W|