2021 Term 2 Week 2
Staff and students have certainly 'hit the ground running' this term!
Last Monday our staff and students organised a Anzac Liturgy in the school hall, with students demonstrating the same reverence and gratitude as shown the previous day when participating in the ANZAC march.
To date we have hosted numerous social events including Stage parent evenings, a Kindergarten parent get together, and our Catholic School Week Liturgy and open classrooms. Year 6 students and their parents attended an Open night at McAuley Catholic College and we even had a visit from the Laura Noble from Clarence Native bees.
These events were well attended and we look forward to offering further opportunities in the future.
Please be sure to check the school calendar for upcoming events including:
- Pupil-free day (Wednesday, 5 May)
- Mother's Day celebration of a breakfast from 8am with Liturgy starting at 8:45am
- Class parent and P&F meeting
- Naplan for students in Years 3 and 5
- School photos - envelopes were sent home with students yesterday. Parents may collect additional order envelopes and sibling envelopes from the office
- Our Lady Help of Christians Feast Day
Sport uniforms (shorts and polos) are once more available from the uniform shop. The shop will open in its new (nearby) location from Monday. Shop hours are 10:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
eSafety's Guide to Parental Controls Free Webinar
This eSafety free webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online. It is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4-13.
It will cover:
- the benefits and limitations of parental controls
- how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety
- how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety
- using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks
- how eSafety can help when things go wrong.
This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice.
Choose from one of the following dates/ times:
- Tuesday 4 May 12.30 to 1.30pm
- Wednesday 5 May 12.30 to 1.30pm
- Thursday 6 May 7.30 to 8.30pm
- Tuesday 8 June 12.30 to 1.30pm
- Wednesday 16 June 7.30 to 8.30pm
Parents/carers can register at https://register.
Statement of Intent: Our Shared Commitment
Recently we sent information regarding the Statement of Intent and a survey link to families. We encourage you to participate in the survey which closes on Friday 7 May. The links are attached below:
If you have any questions please email the school.
Welcome back to a very exciting term 2.
The kinder students were so thrilled to be back at school and in the classroom learning again. They all walked in like they had been doing it for years. It was lovely to see them so confident in their morning routine.
During the last week of school students were immersed in activities for Holy Week. Kinder showcased their knowledge of Palm Sunday by recreating this reading for the school to watch. We also created our own ‘Last Supper’ where we were able to come together and share a meal just like Jesus and his disciples.
This term in English students are consolidating their letter sound knowledge and are engaging in activities that enable them to create and manipulate. Our writing focus for this term is describing places in our environment by using our 5 senses.
For PE this term the students will be engaging in the IAAF kids Athletics program. They will practise fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different body parts in response to stimuli and participate in games with and without equipment.
Our creative arts focus this term is music. Students sing, play and move to a range of music. They will experiment with sounds and begin to organise them into basic structures. Students listen and respond to a variety of music.
On Tuesday night we celebrated 50 days of Kindergarten with parents and students attending a dinner at school run by the CSO Parent Assembly. The students presented a poem and participated in an activity with their parents in small groups. It was a wonderful evening and a great opportunity for parents to meet and spend some time together over dinner.
Stage 2 Buzzes with Excitement
On Tuesday, Stage 2 were visited by Laura Noble from Clarence Native Bees. Laura shared her extensive knowledge and photos of local native bees and their role as pollinators. It was an interactive experience for the children who had the opportunity to ask many questions and to see both native bee hives and homes made from simple materials. The presentation expanded our understanding of the importance of bees as pollinators and the need to create habitat for them.
- Native bees don’t make honey
- There are many types of native bees including Teddy Bear bee, Blue-banded bee, Great Carpenter bee, Masked bee and Leafcutter bee
- Only female bees sting
- Blue is their favourite flower colour