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Welcome To Our New Look Newsletter

Mr Brendan Gorman - Headmaster

Welcome to our new look newsletter. We trust that you find this is a simple and easy to read platform on any device.

The ability to embed various forms of information and media, we feel will allow information to be absorbed in a far more user friendly manner. 

One of the most exciting features is the ability to read the newsletter in multiple languages.

Trial the drop down feature and select a language that suits your needs. This will be particularly helpful for grandparents and extended relatives as well as a number of our parents.

I know the languages staff are excited about the ability of students to practise their French and German in this way!

 

St. Peter's Anglican Primary School - Promotional Video

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

In July, we had the opportunity to showcase some of our school to a camera crew resulting in the production of a number of promotional clips.  One of these was launched at our 'Movies with Mr Gorman' event during the school holidays.  I am sure many students who visited Event Cinemas and Narellan United Cinemas during the break spotted themselves, their friends or their classrooms up on the big screen.

In this newsletter, we are excited to share with you our Junior Primary clip.  Enjoy watching all the wonderful things your school has to offer!

New Playground Design

Students in Kindergarten to Year 6 were very excited in a recent assembly when Mr Gorman showed them the design for our new playground.  This playground will be situated along the back of the hall and give a fantastic new play space for our older students to enjoy!  The design is currently being tendered and we will see work beginning as soon as possible.  

Library Furniture

Much of our new Library furniture has arrived today and is in the process of being set up. We are excited to continually improve our learning spaces for the benefit of our students. Thank you to our parent volunteers who have assisted today.

Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to all the students who competed in the St. Peter's Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday, 6 August 2019. The evening highlighted the talents of 13 Years 4-6 students as they delivered their speeches with confidence, conviction and poise. Students also performed an impromptu speech, receiving their topic only minutes before they had to deliver it. 

The 13 participants all received medallions to acknowledge their achievements.

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Book Character Parade - "Reading is My Secret Power"

On Friday, 9 August we had our annual Book Character Parade. Whilst not unique to our school by any means, the level of genuine participation, effort and convincing 'book characters' on display, was simply amazing.

It was wonderful to see how our students use the parade as a catalyst to discuss the books they are reading. The enquiries for books in our library are testimony to the huge benefit to our students, of a day such as our Book Character Parade.

Gateway 8 2019

On Thursday, 15 August 2019 two teams of Years 5 and 6 students travelled to Macarthur Anglican School to participate in the Gateway 8. The Gateway 8 is a competition that challenges and enthuses gifted and talented students in creative academic pursuits. Over the year students have been preparing for this event at the da Vinci Club which is held each Monday morning from 8:10 am. The Years 5 and 6 teams completed a range of tasks designed to stimulate the eight multiple intelligences outlined by Howard Gardner, emphasising higher order thinking skills, assisting students to develop their abilities to analyse, synthesise and create. 

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New Students

We would like to welcome the following new students who have joined our school:

Prep - Jacob & Zoe  

Staffing Update

We would like to welcome our new Facilities Manager - Mr Robert (Rob) Baker who will be joining our team at St. Peter’s, commencing Monday, 26 August 2019.

Birth Announcements

Congratulations to Mrs Grais (OSHC Assistant) and her husband Ayman on the birth of Lucy who was born Friday, 2 August 2019.

Congratulations to Mrs Pollett (Music Teacher) and her husband Tom on the birth of Sebastian, who was born Friday, 9 August 2019.

May God bless them with healthy and happy lives.

Premier's Reading Challenge for 2019

Final days for the Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2019! A reminder that all required books must be entered online no later than:

Friday, 30 August 2019 (Friday Week 5), to qualify for a PRC certificate.

Congratulations to the 33 students who have already completed the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge by recording their required books online! These students will receive a sticker in their school diaries to indicate their Reading Record has been validated and receive a certificate later in the year.

If you think your child has completed the challenge and has not received a confirmation sticker in their school diary, please contact Mrs Nash through the Office. 

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Father's Day Stall

Father's Day is quickly approaching. Our students will be able to celebrate in two ways:

Father's Day Stall on Thursday, 29 August 2019
Students will have the option to purchase gifts from our annual Father's Day Stall. Gifts are $5.00 each.

Father's Day Breakfast on Friday, 30 August 2019
Dad, Grandad and other amazing people who fill this role are invited to join us for breakfast on Friday, 30 August. To help with catering supplies, please RSVP to events@stpeters.nsw.edu.au with the number of people attending.

Year 2 Open Classroom

Year 2 would like to invite parents and carers to our Open Classroom afternoon on:

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 2:30 pm 

This will take place in the classrooms between 2N and 2O where the students will present their research on a plant or animal using an online platform called ‘Book Creator’. Students have been working diligently through our Unit of Inquiry ‘How We Organise Ourselves’ to investigate a chosen plant or animal, its products and its impact on humanity.

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.

Notice of Intention to Leave St. Peter's

All parents are required to give a full term’s notice, in writing to the Headmaster, of their intention to withdraw. Of course we hope this isn't the case for any family in the school but understand that situations change.

The last day to provide notice of your intention to withdraw without financial penalty is:
Friday, 27 September 2019 (Last day Term 3).

Smart Watches

We have noticed a number of students wearing smart watches at school. Smart watches that have SIM cards, e-sims or connectivity may not be worn by students during the day at school. If students wear these, they will be asked to sign them in at the office as is the process for mobile phones.

In addition, any watches that allow photo taking are not permitted to be worn to school.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep our school students safe in this area. 

 

 

School Sport - Australian National Swimming Championships

On Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 August 2019, Jaxson S in Year 6 competed at the SSA Swimming Championships as part of the NSW team. He competed in four events and performed exceptionally. Jaxson can now call himself the Australian U12 100m Freestyle champion after receiving a gold medal in a blistering time of 59.03 seconds. He also received a bronze for the 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle and silver for the Medley Relay where he swam the Butterfly leg.

We are so proud of your achievements Jaxson and look forward to following your swimming journey in the future.

Sport - Results

By Fiona Hornman

Week 2 results against Wollondilly Anglican College

Junior Sport: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 

SPORT

RESULT

SPAPS

WAC

Soccer

Loss

0

4

AFL

Loss

0

41

Netball

Loss

1

16

Newcombe

Ball

Loss

0

2

Senior Sport: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 

SPORT

RESULT

SPAPS

WAC

Soccer

Loss

2

5

AFL

Loss

13

34

Netball

Loss

15

22

Volleyball                 

Win

2

0

Players of the Match: 

Junior Soccer: Alexander C 

Senior Soccer: Nicholas K 

Junior AFL: Ella M 

Senior AFL: Rishant P 

Junior Newcombeball: Kieran C 

Senior Volleyball: Adele R 

Junior Netball: Leona B 

Senior Netball: Claire S

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Prayer Points

Give thanks for our school community and all who contribute to it.

Give thanks for the safe arrival of Sebastian Pollett and Lucy Grais.

Pray for those in our community who are unwell at this time.

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

 

 

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

Coffee Cart (Pete's Cafe)

Fridays: 8.30 am - 10.00 am

Please join us for a coffee and a chat.


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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Employment at St. Peter's

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Dean of Music - Applications Close - Thursday, 22 August 2019

Please refer to our website to apply for this position.
http://www.stpeters.nsw.edu.au/about-us/employment.htm

Learn Spanish at St. Peter's

Please contact Mrs Marcela Varas on:

Mobile: 0414 053 538

Email: mavarasli@gmail.com

Afternoon Supervision

A reminder that afternoon supervision is until 3.40 pm. After this time, the students will be signed into OSHC. If your child is signed into OSHC, a fee will be charged.

Thank you for your understanding.

Vale John Davis

On Monday, 5 August 2019, we farewelled and gave thanks for the life of John Davis, one of the founding members of the Schools’ Council that established St. Peter's.

We are thankful for the vision, passion for Christian education and sacrifice of people like John.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Narelle, Jacinta and his family at this difficult time. 

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.

Spring Fair

Our Spring Fair – Saturday, 14 September 2019

Ride bands available soon!

Spring Fair needs you!

If you can spare some time, please click the link below to volunteer:

https://form.jotform.co/lryder/springfair  

Thank you to those who have already volunteered.

Church News

African Aids Foundation - Afternoon Tea At The Cricket

On Saturday, 31 August 2019, enjoy an Afternoon of Cricket and lawn games with the whole family in support of The African Aids Foundations.

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm at Burnham Grove Estate

Tickets: $70.00 Adult / $30.00 Child

 

Blood Donations

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service needs to collect over 25,000 blood donations every week.  

Every blood donation can help to save three lives and make a huge difference in the lives of many people. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 


TERM 3: 29 July – 27 September

Week 3

Saturday 17/8/19

8.00 am: Year 3 Camp Conclude

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