Dear SCA families,
I’m very aware that, unfortunately, 116,000 Aussies are struggling. They don’t have the basic safety of knowing where they are going to sleep tonight.
It’s why I'm taking part in the 2021 Vinnies CEO Sleepout in the middle of Canberra’s winter (17th June). To me, this is such an important event, because it gives people who are struggling access to key services and support that can help to break the cycle of homelessness in Australia.
There is a simple way in which you can help:
Follow this link, and give something powerful to people who are struggling?
Vinnies do an incredible job. You might want to learn more about where your donation will go, and you can do so here.
Out come the long pants, jumpers, shirts, skirts and ties! Thank you to the many families that make that extra effort to ensure that children are wearing correct winter uniform. All children should be wearing their winter school uniform from Week 3. A few reminders:
- Formal black leather shoes must be worn with the school uniform. No black runners or canvas shoes.
- A note of explanation from the parent must be provided if your child deviates from the expected uniform for a short period of time while correct uniform is being sourced.
- Jewellery, rubber charity bands and bracelets must not be worn to school. The only jewellery items which may be worn to school are a watch and plain small stud or sleepers. (No hoops, loops, dangles or sparkly earrings).
- Navy gloves, scarves and coats during winter.
A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Our school uniform is available from our Clothing Pool or Savvy School and Formal Wear.
Cross Country Carnival
It was a fantastic day last Friday. We were blessed with beautiful weather, the children participated enthusiastically, the parents’ support was encouraging and the staff had everything organised. Congratulations to all the children for their participation and cooperation. Thanks to all the parents who came along to help along to help or watch. Thanks also to all the staff for the work in preparing for and managing the carnival. Special thanks to Mrs Karen Haines who coordinated the carnival. Well done one and all.
Early this year I shared our three Key Improvement Goals for school improvement for 2021:
- Improve student engagement and achievement in English.
- Improve student engagement and achievement in Mathematics.
- Build student learning self-efficacy.
Our staff have worked in various ways on these three priorities, and will continue to do so. I hope you have noticed our work in these areas, and, as always, would love to hear your feedback at any stage.
In the next few weeks I will share with you, specifically, some of the things we have done to improve in each of the areas.
Enrolments – Close on 28th May
We have a great school, with wonderful kids, dedicated staff and supportive families. Please spread the word amongst family and friends, reminding those with pre-schoolers that enrolments close on Friday 28th May.
Mothers Day Celebrations
All mums, grandmums and mother figures are invited to join us for breakfast and a social gathering, on Friday, 7th May, between 7.30am and 8.30am in the school “Hayshed”. Please RSVP further down in newsletter.
C’mon gents, give a hand!
It’s our turn gentlemen! The Mothers’ Day breakfast is on at school on Friday 7th May, from 7.30am. If you are able to help prepare, serve or clean up between 7.00am and 8.30am (even just for half an hour), please send me an email to let me know. (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Don’t let the team down. ☺
It was once said…
If there be any truer measure of a person than by what they do, it must be by what they give. Robert South
Blessings to you and your family.
'Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.'
This term our community is continuing to explore our 2021 theme through our prayer life. Students will use scripture as a foundation to inquire into concepts in the classroom. The scripture is taken from our Catholic Education curriculum. Each class will have the opportunity to use their focus scripture to enrich their class mass.
Our teachers will also use their focus classroom scripture at staff prayer, so that we all have an understanding of how the word lights our path in each year level at school.
Later in the term we will have a whole school liturgy, where students have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase their understanding of scripture and concepts.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards.
Due to the athletic carnival the cards will be handed out on
Monday 3rd May morning assembly.
Parents are welcome to attend.
|Kinder||Violet B, Levi G|
|Year 1||Evie C, Spencer C, Rory D, Ainsley G, Liam O|
|Year 2||Aleksandar A, Makary A, Mitch D|
|Year 3||Mahlia E|
|Year 4||Bailey A, Jalen F, Flynn S|
|Year 5||Ruby O'C, Chloe O'C, Imogen P, Amelia R, Chloe S|
|Year 6||Joshua D|
On Friday we will be holding our school athletics carnival at Banks Oval. Students are to wear their sports uniform with their house colour t-shirt. Please ensure that you have sent in your child’s permission note which can be found on the schoolzine app.
While spectating at the carnival, you are reminded that we are still under some mandatory Covid restrictions. Spectators must sign in using the check-in CBR app, socially distance and use hand sanitiser. Due to our Covid safety plan, you will not be able to mingle amongst the students, unless you are helping on an event.
If you are able to help out on the day, please email Ben Sweeney email@example.com