PRINCIPAL UPDATE
  WISDOM UPFRONT   “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin”   Dear Families   May has been a busy month of learning and celebrations. Some of the learning has included school tours, learning walks and conversations with new families. One of the celebrations was  Mother’s Day.  We celebrated our mothers with a wonderful breakfast organised by the Parents and Friends Committee followed by our whole School Mass.  A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made the breakfast such an enjoyable event.  Special thanks to our Parents and Friends Committee who provided this opportunity to come together and celebrate the significant women we are blessed to know.   STAYING SMART – ONLINE Every year in the month of May, we are reminded about the importance of Staying Smart Online.  The importance of staying safe and secure online while using mobile devices – for social networking, banking, shopping and navigating the Internet is paramount.   A number of resources to promote the awareness are available from the Stay Smart Online website.  Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government’s online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online. The awareness is a good opportunity to reinforce safe and responsible online behaviour with students and their families.   For more information see the Stay Smart Online website -www.staysmartonline.gov.au     CYBERBULLYING Cyber bullying includes teasing, spreading online rumours and sending unwanted or threatening messages. While it can have a damaging effect on children and young people, parents can encourage them to take control of the situation.   This may be done by: advising children not to reply to any messages from a bully learning how to block a bully, so they cannot make contact keeping a record of the harassing messages and replies. This may help parents, or the authorities, if necessary, to find out who is sending the messages keeping usernames and passwords secret. If someone misuses a username and password to post damaging information about a child it can be difficult to remove Parents can: check the privacy settings for your internet services visit the cyber smart website for cyber bullying information use services such as the Kids Help Line http://www.kidshelp.com.au/ report threatening messages to the police   ENROLMENTS Enrolments for Prep 2019 are now open.  To be eligible to commence school next year, children will need to be five years of age by 30 April, 2019.  Enrolments are also being accepted for other year levels.  Enrolment packs are available from the school administration.   SCHOOL FEES AND EDUCATION LEVIES Thankyou to all parents and carers who have forwarded school fee payment this term. Fees for Term Two are now due, for those parents paying in instalments.  A reminder to all parents that a direct debit service is available if interested.   REPORTING TO PARENTS The current system of reporting to parents on the progress of students involves at least four communications – two written reports and two Learning Conversations.  In addition to these opportunities, parents or teachers may choose to arrange special interviews at mutually convenient times should such be considered necessary.   Reports will be sent home on Monday 25 June and Learning Conversations will take place on Thursday 28 June.  Information regarding on line appointments will be disseminated shortly.   GOVERNMENT RULING ON ANAPHYLAXIS St Peter Chanel School needs to follow a government directive and mandated Anaphylaxis and Allergy guidelines, policies and procedures.  We have children at St Peter Chanel School with allergies and medical conditions.  Therefore, the following prevention strategies must be adhered to:   children are not allowed to share their food with others parents are not to bring party food, cakes, cupcakes and other treats for children’s birthdays no dogs are allowed on school grounds at any time   CAR PARK AND NEIGHBOUR PARKING It would be appreciated if all parents of St. Peter Chanel Primary School would observe the following regulations regarding parking during school hours.   Parking at all times must be done correctly – side by side or back to back and at no time must parents park and block in and outgoing traffic.   Cars must be parked within the white lines.   The speed limit is 5km per hour.   The school has received several reports regarding parents parking in neighbouring driveways, this is inappropriate.  Thankyou for your support to this matter.   TERM DATES FOR 2018   Term 2         Monday, 16th April to Friday, 29th June   Friday, 8th June                                         Professional Learning (School Closure Day) Monday, 11th June                                     Public Holiday – Queens Birthday Thursday, 14th to Friday, 15th June       Year 3 Sleepover Thursday, 28th June                                 Learning Conversations (School Closure Day)   Term 3         Monday, 16th July to Friday, 21st September   Friday, 3rd August                                                School Review (School Closure Day) Wednesday, 15th to Friday, 17th August          Phillip Island Adventure Resort Monday, 27th to Wednesday 29th August       Year 5 Camp - Arribri Lo  Thursday, 30th August                                      Sacrament of Reconciliation: 5.30pm Friday, 31st August                                              Father’s Day Breakfast & Mass Thursday, 6th September                                  Sacrament of Reconciliation: 5.30pm   Term 4        Monday, 8 October to Friday, 14 December             Monday, 5th November                          Parish Closure Day (School Closure Day) Tuesday, 6th November                          Melbourne Cup (School Closure Day) Thursday, 6th December                         Learning Conversations (School Closure Day)                                Mr Armando Gagliardi PRINCIPAL  UPDATE
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
“For when two or three gather in my name, there I am with them” Matthew 18:20   Jesus Christ is present in the celebration of the Eucharist.  He is present in the priest, the congregation, the Word and, most especially, in the Body and Blood of Christ. It is at this most Holy Sacrament that we celebrate our Faith in Jesus and remember his life, death and resurrection. At the liturgy of the Eucharist, we have the opportunity reflect on our lives, as disciples of Jesus, and learn how to go forth and be the living Jesus in our world today, in the things we say, the things we do and the way we love one another.   Sacrament of First Eucharist On Saturday, May 19th, the St Peter Chanel community gathered to celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist with the Year Four Children.  On this day, the communicants fully participated in the mass for the very first time because they received the Body and Blood of Jesus. It was a sacred and beautiful celebration that the children will remember for the rest of their lives.   Here are some reflections from the Communicants. On Saturday I had my First Eucharist which was the best day ever!  When I got it I felt close to Jesus and I felt special because I received the Body of Jesus.  I am going to be more like Jesus by going to mass every Sunday. John Nicholas- Lafaele 4GV   I get out of my seat as my sweat dribbles down my head.  I look down and bow.  I look up and pull my hands out slowly.  Father places the Eucharist in my hands as I walk away slowly.  I go back to my seat.  It was special because you are eating Jesus’ body and becoming more like him.  I’m going to try and be more like him.  I am going to try and be more like Jesus by helping people and being nice to others. Matthew Patamisi 4GV   When I had the body of Christ, I felt blessed and became closer to God. After I had it, I felt like a new person. It was special because I was getting closer to God and becoming more like Jesus. In the future, I’m going to say what Jesus said (the Word of God) and will think about how to become a better person. I will also help and donate just like Jesus did. Tobechi Emezie 4T   On May 19th most of the year four children had their First Eucharist or a blessing. There were lots of girls in dresses and lots of boys in suits. It was a very special experience because everyone got the opportunity to become closer to God. I will try to become more like Jesus by thinking more before I do. Isabel Pena 4T   On my first Eucharist I received the Body of Christ and I did a reading at the church.  All of my family were there watching me.  After the church we went to a restaurant. I got lots of amazing presents but my most special present was receiving the Body of Christ. Chiara Sultana 4G   During my first Eucharist I felt very excited and a tiny bit nervous.  I found out that the bible, congregation, wine, bread and priest all relate to Jesus.  When I had the Body of Christ I felt closer to God. Clarisse Marinez 4G   Mothers’ Day Mass On Friday, 11th May, we celebrated Mother’s Day.  Following our Mother’s Day Breakfast, the school community gathered at the church to honor our mothers, grandmothers, female carers and the Blessed Mother Mary.  It was wonderful to gather in prayer to celebrate Mother’s Day.  We are grateful that the Garcia Family and the Eskandar Families were part of our celebration on this special day by the bringing up of sacred symbols and gifts to the altar.  Mothers, grandmothers and female carers were blessed as part of the liturgy.   2018 Sacramental Program   Reconciliation Family Evening                               To Be Confirmed The Sacrament of First Reconciliation                  30th August         5:30pm in the church 6th September    5:30pm in the church   God bless Angela Giordimaina Religious Education Leader
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SCHOOL TOURS 2018
Please ring admin for booking on 93631586   School Tour 5                                                                              Wednesday, 25 July                                           Carmel & Adelina   School Tour 6                                                                              Thursday, 13 September                                   Carmel & Michelle   School Tour 7                                                                              Monday, 22 October                                          Luisa & Jackie                    
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