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Curiosity is Key

Mrs Melinda Richardson - Head of Learning

We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  Walt Disney

The story of Alice in Wonderland is a clear demonstration of the power of curiosity. From tumbling down a rabbit hole and exploring the myriad of whimsical environments and characters, Alice certainly allows her curiosity to take her on an amazing, yet precarious, adventure. Her curiosity leads her to see the world in a different way and encourages her to keep searching for answers. Alice’s mind is constantly active, and whilst her curiosity often gets her into trouble, she needs to think critically and creatively in order to move forward.

Curiosity comes naturally to children as they try to make sense of the world around them. It starts from very early on, as we fearfully watch babies put everything in their mouth, to toddlers and the ‘why’ questions.   Research shows that a curious nature impacts learning in positive ways. Students who are curious, desire to learn more. They display self-motivation and initiative in exploring to find the answers, often demonstrating a deeper connection with what has been learned.

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Shop/Office Changes

Mr Brendan Gorman - Headmaster
The building where the school shop is based is owned by Campbelltown Anglican Churches. The church have indicated that they have future plans for this building/ space. As such, the school will be vacating this building by the end of this year.
 
The Headmaster's office will be relocating to Room 13A (upstairs) and the school shop will relocate to the current Headmaster's office. 
 
To facilitate this work, 6S will be moving to the classroom next to 2O, acknowledging that they will spend time within the other two year 6 classrooms. 
 
This will allow necessary renovation works to occur to allow both spaces to be operational for the commencement of 2020. 
 
Music/ Band will continue in Music Room 2 and will relocate to alternate spaces within the school, from the commencement of 2020. 
 
Thanks for your understanding.

Notice of Withdrawal

We never enjoy saying goodbye to families but understand for a number of reasons, situations change.
 
If it is your plan not to be attending St Peter's in 2020, the last date to advise the Headmaster in writing is Friday, 27 September. Notification after this date will result in an additional terms fees being charged in lieu of notice, as per the enrolment contract. 
 
As we determine classes and budgets for 2020, this information allows us to effectively manage the school.

Possible Bus Runs

One of the questions in our family satisfaction survey will ask about desire/ need for school bus runs to and from school. We are also exploring the possibility of the school mini bus picking up siblings from Broughton each afternoon to facilitate one pick up for families.
 
If either of these would be beneficial for your family, please let us know.

Family Satisfaction Survey

Our family satisfaction survey will be issued via email next week.
 
We look forward to your feedback and appreciate in advance what you will share.

St. Peter's Anglican Prep School - Promotional Video

St. Peter's is such a vibrant learning community.  There is so much happening and many opportunities for students to get involved! 

In this newsletter, we are excited to share with you our Prep Video. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the many wonderful things our school has to offer!

Spring Fair

Our Spring Fair is tomorrow!

The gates will be open between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Our Spring Fair is the culmination of hard work and organisation of both a significant number of parents and staff within our community. From rides, stalls, displays, auctions and food, the day is also an Open Day for prospective families to get a feel for our school grounds and the community that exists here.

As our major fundraiser for the year, our Spring Fair is important in providing opportunities for our students. 

We have some fantastic items that have been donated to our silent auction. 

Vuly Play, Australia’s trusted manufacturer of outdoor play equipment from monkey bars for kids to premium trampolines, have kindly donated an Ultra Medium Trampoline as our major silent auction item! The Ultra Medium Trampoline (valued at over $849 plus free delivery) offers fun for the entire family and includes an advanced range of built-in safety features. See Vuly's full trampoline range here.

We would like to thank both C91.3 and Vuly for their generous sponsorship.

We look forward to sharing this amazing day with our community.

Sport - Results

By Fiona Hornman

Week 6 results against Macarthur Anglican 

Junior Sport: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 

SPORT

RESULT

SPAPS

MAS

Soccer

Won

3

1

AFL

Won

60

7

Netball

Won

26

9

Newcombe

Ball

Loss

0

2

Senior Sport: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 

SPORT

RESULT

SPAPS

MAS

Soccer

Loss

2

10

AFL

Won

62

7

Netball

Loss

12

18

Volleyball                 

Loss

0

2

Players of the Match: 

Junior Soccer: Mathias M

Senior Soccer: Oscar A

Junior AFL: Leila B

Senior AFL: Samantha B

Junior Newcombeball: Amity-Rose C

Senior Volleyball: Jonah A

Junior Netball: Matilda S

Senior Netball: Louise F

 

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Australian Interschool's Snowsports Championships

Torah and Mackenzie competed at the Australian Championships, held at Mt Buller, Victoria, from Friday, 6 September to Sunday, 8 September. It was their first National Championships and Torah’s first time competing at Interschools on a snowboard. Both girls performed amazingly well, exceeding their personal expectations.

Mackenzie finished 15th in the Snowboard Giant Slalom and 24th in the Boarder Cross after a fall in the final run. Torah, who raced up a division in Giant Slalom to be in a team with Mackenzie, finished 34th and both girls came 8th as a team. Torah finished 23rd in the Boarder Cross.

Congratulations to both girls on their achievements.

CIS Athletics

Isabelle, Blessing and Lachlan competed at the CIS athlete carnival held at Homebush Olympic Stadium in Thursday 12th September. Isabelle competed in long jump, Blessing in shot put and Lachlan in the 100m. They all put in 100% effort and should be proud of making it that far. 

Fortnightly House Point Tally

Congratulations to Cumberland for leading our House Points tally this fortnight. 

Year 5 Camp

Year 5 had a fantastic time on camp in Week 6. Our camp experience started at Lutunda in Mount Victoria, where our Crusader leaders shared God’s word with us in Christian Discovery sessions and we attempted a range of challenge by choice activities. These challenge by choice activities included the high ropes, flying fox, bush walking and the crate climb. As a grade we enjoyed the wide game ‘Safari’ where students worked in small groups to capture a range of exotic animals to gain points for their team. 

On Thursday morning, we travelled to the Bathurst Goldfields where we experienced colonial life. Students played traditional games, panned for gold, cooked damper over the fire and put up tents. Our final night of camp concluded with singing and sharing stories around the campfire and some bush dancing.

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Option To Pay 2020 Fees in Advance

Families have the option to pay the Annual Fees for 2020 at current years rates if paid in full by Wednesday, 31 October 2019.

Please email casc@casc.org.au to register your interest.

School Shop - Opening Hours (During Term Time)

Mondays:
Morning: 8.00 am – 10.45 am
Afternoon: 1.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Wednesdays:
Morning: 8.00 am – 10.45 am

Chapel Roster

Tuesdays:
9.00 am – 9.30 am: Chapel Years 3 & 4

Wednesdays:
9.00 am – 9.30 am: Chapel Years 5 & 6

Thursdays:
9.00 am – 9.30 am: Chapel Kindergarten & Morning Tea

Fridays:
9.00 am – 9.30 am: Chapel Years 1 & 2

 

 

Coffee Cart (Pete's Cafe)

Fridays: 8.30 am - 10.00 am
Please join us for a coffee and a chat.

Ordering of School Group Photos

The viewing and ordering of all School Group Photos are now available online at: www.advancedlife.com.au

Photos available for purchase are as follows:  Sport and Co-Curricular photos.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for our Spring Fair, that it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our school to the Macarthur community.
  • Praise God for keeping our Year 5 students safe during their camp, and thank Him for the wonderful opportunities students had to connect, develop relationships and become active learners within their Unit of Inquiry.
  • Thank God for the ministry team at Campbelltown Anglican Churches, and our extended school families also involved in ministry, for the work they do in sharing God’s love.

Employment at St. Peter's

We are currently advertising for the position of Strings Conductor/Tutor for 2020.
Applications close today at 4.00 pm - Friday, 13 September 2019.
 
We are currently advertising for School Cleaners (2 x Part-time positions)
Applications close on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.
 
Please encourage any suitable candidates to consider and apply through our website.

 

Immunisation History Statements

Now that it is Term 3, all of our Prep students have turned 4 and therefore should be up to date with their immunisations.  All parents will need to provide a copy of their child's updated Immunisation History Statements (IHS).

You are able to download a copy of the IHS from the MyGov website, please see the following link: 
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/online-help/medicare/getting-your-immunisation-history-statement-using-your-medicare-online-account#a3 

It would be appreciated if you could forward a copy of this statement to the School Office.

 
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the
School Office on 4627 2990.

Learning Labs Enrichment Programmes

Learning Labs is designed for motivated and passionate learners who are performing excellently in their area of interest. Learning Labs offers one or two day workshops during the school holidays that cover a range of interest areas. Workshops are challenging, as well as fun. 

Please visit the link below for further details. 
https://www.uow.edu.au/engage/outreach-pathways/learning-labs/wollongong-learning-labs/#d.en.60151

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Christmas Card Competition

Mr Greg Warren MP, Member for Campbelltown is holding a Christmas Card Competition for primary school students.  The winning submissions will feature on the front of his Christmas Cards this year.

The competition is open to all students in Stages 2 & 3, with one winner from each Stage being selected by a panel of local community leaders. The theme for the competition is 'Christmas in Campbelltown'.

All submissions are to be forwarded to Mr Warren's Office no later than Monday, 28 October 2019.

Submissions can be posted to PO Box 895 Campbelltown  NSW  2560 or via email Campbelltown@parliament.nsw.edu.au

Church News

Please find the hyperlink to Nigel Fortescue's latest Newsletter article for our School. 

·  5/9/2019  “Baptism Sunday” -  http://campbelltownanglican.org/baptism-sunday/


TERM 3: 29 July – 27 September & TERM 4: 14 October - 10 December 2019

 

Week 8

Monday 16 September 2019

11.30 am: Junior Primary Assembly (KW Leading)

2.30pm: Primary Assembly 

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 ICAS English

Wednesday 18 September 2019

IPSSO Finals (Back up)

School Banking 

3.20 pm - 4.20 pm: Football Development League

Thursday 19 September 2019

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 6 ICAS Mathematics

2.00 pm: School Tour for new families

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