“Be happy… not because everything is good, but because you can see the good in everything”
MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST
May was a busy month of learning and living. We celebrated our mothers and all special women in our lives with a wonderful breakfast organised by staff and parents, followed by our School Mass. A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made the breakfast such an enjoyable event. Special thanks to Luisa Parissis (Deputy Principal) and Angela Giordimaina (Religious Education Leader) who co-ordinated the occasion along with our St Peter Chanel community volunteers who provided this opportunity to come together and celebrate the significant women we are blessed to know.
A reminder to parents that student toilets throughout the school are not to be used by parents/families at any time. Failure to adhere to this request is a breach of the school’s child safety provision. Please refer to signage throughout the school. Parents who are on school site as a parent helper are asked to use the staff facilities located in our Year 3 area.
Enrolments for Prep 2020 are now open. To be eligible to commence school next year, children will need to be five years of age by 30 April, 2020. Enrolments are also being accepted for other year levels. Enrolment Packs are available from the school administration.
STAYING SMART – ONLINE
Every year, 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 an 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
TERM DATES FOR 2019
Term 2 Tuesday, 23 April to Friday, 28 June
Term 3 Monday, 15 July to Friday, 20 September
Term 4 Monday, 7 October to Tuesday, 17 December
SCHOOL CLOSURES & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2019
Monday, 10 June Public Holiday – Queens Birthday
Thursday, 27 June Learning Conversations
Monday, 15 July School Closure – Professional Learning for Staff
Monday, 4 November Parish Closure Day
Tuesday, 5 November Melbourne Cup
Thursday, 12 December Learning Conversations
All school tours commence at 9.30am
Please confirm your attendance by contacting the school administration.
School tour 4 Monday, 17 June
School tour 5 Wednesday, 24 July
School tour 6 Thursday, 22 August
School tour 7 Monday, 2 September
School tour 8 Monday, 21 October
The cooler mornings see students removing their layers of clothing during the day and ultimately misplacing them. This leads us to a number of dilemmas. Firstly, the Lost Property area is again overflowing with perfectly good garments. This area located at the school library, is available for parents during school hours.
Secondly, students tend to pick up the nearest piece of clothing to them…whether it is labelled with theirs or someone else’s name. I ask that all parents check their children’s uniform to ensure that it is in fact theirs and return any articles of clothing to school not belonging to their child, so that they can be returned to the rightful owner.
SCHOOL FEES AND EDUCATION LEVIES
Thank you 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.
SCHOOL CAR PARK
Thank you to all parents who continually follow the rules relating to the school car park. I have noticed an element of patience and support from parents in ensuring that children’s safety is paramount.
Below is a reminder of expectations regarding our school car park.
- Follow direction of arrows
- No standing on service road or in areas that are marked
- 5 KPH hour in car park at all times
- Parking in bays only
- Cars must be parked and adults enter the school grounds to bring and collect children
- Disable parking is for families with a disability permit from the council, which should be displayed in the vehicle.
Mr Armando Gagliardi
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