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Car Park Safety - Reminder

Mrs Michelle McDonnell - Principal
As we continue to work together to ensure safety for all staff, students and their parents in our carpark, can we please remind you of the following procedures:
- Traffic is not able to line up in either lane of the school driveway  prior to 3.00pm to enable access to the front of the school by emergency      vehicles should the need arise.  With the exception of those requiring access to our disabled car parking, no car should drive around the barrier which is placed across the driveway until 3.00pm each afternoon.
- Traffic is not able to line up in Howe Street as this is a 'No Stopping' Zone.   Campbelltown City Council patrol School Zones, and will issue an infringement notice if they observe a car stopping within this location.
- During peak times (8.15am - 9.00am and 3.00pm -3.30pm) cars should only enter the school drive way in a single file from the left hand lane of Howe Street.  Once in the school car park, those accessing the Primary pick up via the church driveway (afternoon only) may move into the right hand lane.
Thank you for your understanding on the important safety matter.

Learning Enhancement Literacy and Numeracy Parent Assistance

It is with great pleasure that we are able to welcome parent helpers back into our classrooms. We value the input of our parents into students' learning, so are grateful for the opportunity to extend an invitation to parents who would like to volunteer to assist us with Learning Enhancement programmes across the school.

The programmes with which we need assistance include sight word drills, times table drills, reading with students, and similar activities giving students additional occasions to develop their basic literacy and numeracy skills. Parents would be working with one student at a time in the back of the classroom. Allocation of parents to students would be on the basis of student need across the whole school.
If you would be interested in assisting in classrooms, please email: administration@stpeters.nsw.edu.au with the subject title "Learning Enhancement Assistance", and include your full name, Working with Children Check number and date of birth for this to be verified by the school. Once complete, the School Office will email you a document to read, sign and return, 'Volunteers Confidentiality Agreement, Safety Induction Package and Child Protection'. This may be returned to the Office, or scanned and emailed to the Administration email address.
The Learning Enhancement team will run some training sessions in Week 1, Term 3 to ensure parents know how to implement the programmes effectively. A link to register your intention to attend one of these training sessions, and indicate days and times of your availability for assistance, will be included in the Week 10 newsletter. 
It would be helpful if you have provided the School Office with the necessary details and paperwork prior to the training sessions so that implementation of Learning Enhancement programmes may commence in Week 2, Term 3.  
In addition, some grades need assistance for activities such as Reading Groups, Maths rotations, etc. Specific grades will provide parents with details at a later date if this is required. The same approval process will be required before parents may begin assisting in the classroom.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have further questions regarding assisting with Learning Enhancement programmes. Thank you for your support.

House-Based Pastoral Care - Buddy Groups

“Extra, extra, read all about it: Cook is gonna win and there’s no doubt about it!”. Most of us have those House chants imprinted in our memories from our time at school. Sports Carnivals were the one time that House loyalty suddenly became important, and a renewed sense of rivalry pitted students against one another for those two or three days of the year. 

The House system at St. Peter’s extends far further than a few sporting carnivals. From a student’s first day at St. Peter’s, they are split into one of six different Houses: Argyle, Bligh, Cook, Cumberland, Durham and Roxburgh. The Houses affect the colour of their sports shirt and their grouping at carnivals, but are also used as a basis for our Pastoral Care System. 

Students within each House form smaller Buddy Groups. These are led by the Year 6 students in their group, and contain students from each grade. Every year these groups stay close to the same, so that each group of students develop relationships and seek each other out for support as needed. The Year 6 students are assigned specific Kindergarten children to look after as their special Buddy. Year 6 and Kindergarten have recess together each Friday and share a special bond throughout the year. 

Each Buddy Group meets fortnightly, where the Year 6 students run a session with a specific focus on topics ranging from making friends, saying sorry, and having resilience. The Year 6 Leaders are given material beforehand to prepare for their group, and make decisions about how they want to run the session. This year we have seen our Leaders take initiative and grow in confidence like never before. Some students reflected on what it is like to finally be a Leader of their group, upon reaching Year 6: 

Lela- You feel like you can make a difference, and it is fun to be like the teacher. You get more responsible as you keep on going throughout Buddy Groups. 

Lucy- I like how it is up to you how you lead your Buddy Group. You can change the tasks to suit how your Buddy Group works, and design what you think works for them. 

Jensen- It is fun to do activities with the groups and look after the little kids. My Kinder buddy is getting better at listening.

Tehya- It is fun to help children and help other people your age from your school. I like being the leader because you get to change things and make sure everyone has fun, and you can make things easier for them to learn. 

Nishith- It is better leading the group now, because I can tell them what to do. I like having the Kindergarten buddies because they are different from our Year 6 friends, and they have very different interests to us. 

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Academic Integrity Policy

Our school is currently in the process of formalising our policy regarding Academic Integrity. As part of this, we have spoken to some students from each grade about what they think should be included in the policy and have listened as they shared their perspectives.
We are eager to hear from a range of stakeholders as we finalise this policy, so if any parents are interested in sharing their thinking in a small group environment, please contact the School Office and register your interest by Friday, 18 June 2021.

Student of the Month - June

Zoe is a passionate learner who demonstrates consistent work habits and perseverance in all learning activities. She is conscientious, self-motivated and focused.

Zoe takes great pride in the work she presents and pays close attention to details. She eagerly contributes to our class discussions and listens carefully to the contributions of others. Zoe demonstrates a collaborative nature.

Zoe is an incredible role model who other students look up to. She is kind to all of her peers and offers a helping hand regularly throughout the day. Zoe is always polite and respectful, using her manners at all times when speaking to others. She comes to school every day with a big smile, an excitement for learning and a positive attitude.

Zoe is always ready to be a risk-taker who challenges herself to achieve her very best while also wanting to grow in every way she can by trying new things. She is a joyous, enthusiastic and humble little learner who is a truly deserving recipient of Student of the Month.

Congratulations Zoe!



Photos - Year 1 - People Who Help Us

Student Achievements

We would like to congratulate Shelley from Year 3 for her incredible achievement in receiving a Bronze Award at The Second International Zhang Violin Online Competition.

Congratulations Shelley!

New Student

We would like to welcome the following new student who has joined our school:



Positions Vacant

We are currently advertising for the following positions:
  • Teacher Assistant - 2 days per week (Part-time) 
    Commencing Term 3, until the end of the year, with the possibility of permanency appointment.
  • Classroom Teachers (Casual)
  • Bus Driver (Permanent & Casual) 

Please visit our School Website to apply: https://www.stpeters.nsw.edu.au/discover/employment/

Prayer Points

  • Pray for our Musical cast and crew as they do final preparations for Matilda Jnr. We pray that they stay healthy and are able to perform without too many nerves. 
  • Thanks for the learning that has taken place this term and the opportunity for some grades to share this with parents during open classrooms.

  • Give thanks for our Year 6 Buddy Group Leaders, who spend time each week with their Kinder buddies and other students leading them, teaching them and being good role models for them. 

School Calendar

Term 2
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 - Friday, 25 June 2021
Week 9 
Monday, 14 June 2021

Public Holiday/Queens Birthday

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Musical Rehearsal - Full Cast
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel (Kindergarten - Year 2)
11.30am - 12.00pm: Maths Olympiad 3

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 

8.15am - 3.00pm: Kindergarten - Sydney Zoo Excursion
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel (Years 3 - 6)
10.00am - 10.30am: Maths Games 3
11.55am - 12.40pm: Junior Primary Rep Sport VS Oran Park Anglican College
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Primary Rep Sport VS Oran Park Anglican College

Thursday, 17 June 2021

8.30am - 9.15am: Executive Drop In
8.45am - 2.30pm: Macarthur Zone Chess Competition (NSW Junior League)
4.00pm - 4.30pm: School Tour for new families

Friday, 18 June 2021

8.15am - 10.00am: Coffee Cart
9.00am - 9.30am: Whole School Assembly

Week 10
Monday, 21 June 2021

9.30am - 10.30am: Year 4 - Open Classrooms 'Aussie Notables'

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

8.00am - 3.15pm:Matilda - Cast Dress Rehearsal/Performance
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel (Kindergarten - Year 2)

2.00pm - 2.45pm: Prep Koalas Portfolio Afternoon

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

School Shop Closed Today
9.00am - 9.30am: Chapel (Years 3 - 6)
11.50am - 12.35pm: Junior Primary Rep Sport VS Wollondilly Anglican College
1.30pm -2.20pm: Primary Rep Sport VS Wollondilly Anglican College
6.15pm - 8.30pm: Musical Matilda Jr - Evening Performance (Years 1 - 6)

Thursday, 24 June 2021

School Shop Closed Today
12.30pm - 2.00pm: Musical Matilda Jr - Matinee Performance (Years 1 - 6)
2.00pm - 2.45pm: Prep Echidnas, Possums & Wombats Portfolio Afternoon
6.15pm - 8.30pm: Musical Matilda Jr - Evening Performance (Kindergarten, Years 2 - 6)

Friday, 25 June 2021

Coffee Cart Cancelled
12.30pm - 2.00pm: Musical Matilda Jr - Matinee Performance (Kindergarten, Years 2 - 6)
6.15pm - 8.30pm: Musical Matilda Jr - Evening Performance (Years 1 - 6)
Last Day For Term 2

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Holiday Kids Club


Week 7, games against Wollondilly Anglican College

Junior Sport: Wednesday, 2 June, 2021

















Newcombe ball




Senior Sport: Wednesday, 2 June 2021





















Players of the Match:

Junior Soccer: Nicholas D

Senior Soccer: Jovanpreet M

Junior AFL: Arash P

Senior AFL: Cooper M

Junior Newcombeball: Riley Z

Senior Volleyball: Meredith J

Junior Netball: Matilda T

Senior Netball: Micah A

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Change is a reality isn't it? If we aren't moving forward, we are moving backwards and there are always things that we can be doing better! Be that individually, or as a school. 

In 1982, a group of passionate and trusting Christian women and men, under the leadership of the Rector of St. Peter's Campbelltown, made a huge decision to open St. Peter's Anglican Primary School. The advertisement, placed in the local newspapers of the day stated: "St. Peter's Anglican Church Campbelltown has pleasure in announcing the establishment of St. Peter's Anglican Primary School (Boys and Girls)"
It stated "that the School aims for the realisation of the potential in each student spiritually, creatively, academically, physically and socially". 
St. Peter's has grown over these past 39 years and as we move toward our 40th Birthday celebrations, I am confident and thankful for the change that has occurred in various iterations, over these years.
As parents will be aware, the School has applied for permission from the NSW Government (NSW Education Standards Authority) to expand St. Peter's to offer the full educational experience (Prep - Year 12).
NESA visited our campus at the end of May and were most impressed with the School, our Policies and Procedures and plans for the establishment of Secondary. 
The Schools' Council meet next week and whilst we await the final confirmation from NESA, please be praying for the Schools' Council. Their role is extensive and important. With change inevitable, irrespective of a decision on Secondary, I know they are grateful for the prayer support and encouragement of our community. 
A final decision on Secondary is expected by the end of Term 2. 

St. Peter's Public Speaking Competition

On Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10 talented finalists presented in the St. Peter's Public Speaking Competition.

Students chose the topic 'The greatest threat to our generation' or 'Technology's influence on our world'. It was wonderful to celebrate the hard work put into this competition by all finalists. They spoke with confidence and clarity surpassing their years. All students are commended for an exceptional effort.

A special congratulations to our Grade Winners:

Harry S (Year 4) and Isabella K (Year 5).

Our overall winner for the night was a draw. Well done Meredith J and Saskia W (Year 6)!!

Athletics Carnival

Our Athletics Carnival was held at the Campbelltown Athletics Stadium on Friday, 28 May 2021. Despite being quite cold and windy, the students had a great time and participated to the best of their ability across multiple Track and Field Events. It is always encouraging to see students cheer other students on as they run their races. This extra encouragement is just the boost that some need to get to the finish line.

The winning House on the day, narrowly beating Cumberland by 4 points, was Roxburgh. The House Spirit Award for the highest participation points received was Bligh.

Age Champions were as follows:

Junior Boys: 1st Lachlan C, 2nd Robin A, 3rd Woojin S

Junior Girls: 1st Alicia W, 2nd Sophie T, 3rd Tanisha P

11 Boys:1st Elijah H, 2nd Nirav P, 3rd Jacob M

11 Girls: 1st Georgia R, 2nd Ella M, 3rd Danijela G

12 Boys: 1st Nile B, 2nd Jensen C, 3rd Owen A

12 Girls: 1st Ella F, 2nd Timaima F, 3rd Lela Brentham

Students who finished first in the 800m or a Field Event or Top 4 in the 100m or 200m (Top 2 in 8 Years), will represent St. Peter’s at IPSHA Athletics on Monday, 16 August 2021. Permission notes for this event will be sent home shortly.

It has been my absolute pleasure running our carnivals for the past 7 years and it was a little sad this was my last. I’d like to thank all parents who assisted on the day to run a smooth carnival. Also thank you to those parents who ran in the Staff V Students’ V Teachers Relay. It is always fun to demonstrate to our students what lifelong physical activity looks like.

Paul Kelly Cup Gala Day Photos

As part of the 2021 Paul Kelly Cup, the AFL contracted a local Photography Company to take professional team and individual shots throughout our Paul Kelly Cup day. All students who opted out of media, were not photographed.

To gain access to the photos via a verification process, please follow the link below:

·  http://aflnswact.com.au/pkcsydney/  

Schools with the highest parent registrations will win a $250 AFL Schools Store voucher to purchase essential equipment.

CIS Cross Country

Alicia W and Lachlan C competed at the CIS Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek yesterday. In horribly cold conditions, they both performed very well with Alicia finishing in 14th out of 100 competitors and Lachlan finishing in 39th out of 98 competitors.

Well done to both students on their amazing achievements.