Inside St Therese's

21 August 2018
Issue 25
From the Principal...
RE News
School News
Dates to Remember
St Therese's Primary School
(03) 5996 7525
131 Endeavour Drive
Cranbourne North, Victoria, 3977

From the Principal...


Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s,


I hope you were able to keep warm over the weekend. I am sure I am not alone when I say I can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive!



Welcome to our new look newsletter.  We hope that you enjoy the user friendly features, especially the google translate option, which enables our newsletter to be translated into many different languages.


We will distribute the newsletter via your email. If you have not provided the office with your email, please take the time to do so.  As of next week  a printed copy will not be distributed, and will only be available on request from the office.  Thank you for your support in this.


Let’s be proud of our school community!

Last week at assembly, I spoke to the children about what it means to be proud of our school. I set them the challenge of using eye contact and using the person’s name when speaking to them. It was lovely to walk around the grounds and hear children using their manners and giving eye contact.


This week, I have challenged the children to show pride in their school by picking up rubbish and putting it in the bin. This simple act will teach the children that keeping clean and tidy playgrounds and classrooms goes a long way to creating a school that we can all be proud of. It is always interesting when asking a child to pick up a piece of rubbish that they didn’t actually drop and have them refuse because it isn’t there’s. From now on, the rubbish is everyones and everyone will be responsible for cleaning up the mess. Parents, please encourage your child to meet this challenge and continue to encourage your child to practise using eye contact when speaking to others.


Picking up and dropping off children

8:30am to 3:45pm

Please note that due to supervision requirements, children cannot be dropped off at school before 8:30am and must be collected by 3:45pm. Thank you for your cooperation.


Student Learning Conversations

On Wednesday, September 5, we are holding Student Learning Conversations. The purpose of these meetings is to allow the children to share their learning with their parents. You can book now through Caremonkey. A reminder that students will need to be collected at 1:30pm to allow for the Student Learning Conversations to take place.


Grandparents / Special Friends and Book Week Dress Up Day

On Thursday 30th August, we are holding Grandparents/Special Friends and Book Week Day. Your child is invited to come to school

dressed as a character from their favourite book. This year’s theme is titled - Reading is Out Of This World.


More information about events that are being held on this day are available in the 'Other News' section of this newsletter. I’m looking forward to meeting many grandparents and/or special friends and celebrating the gift of reading.


Father’s Day Breakfast

Next Friday, August 31, we are holding a Father’s Day Breakfast for all the dad’s of our school. Please put this date in your diary and come along to share in a bacon and egg roll and cuppa before school. If any parents are interested in helping, please respond via CareMonkey.


I hope everyone has a happy and safe week.


Yours in partnership,

Michelle Bruitzman


RE News

First Holy Communion

Please keep in your prayers those students celebrating their First Holy Communion.

2nd September at 10:45am - Olivia M

2nd September at 2:00pm - Denzel D and Stephanie P

9th September at 2:00pm - Joshua B, Darcy C,

Trinon G, Liam P and Natalie R

16th September at 2:00pm - Meleesha D, Rhianna F, Eva O, Lachlan R, Isaac R and Jessica X



Parish News

Please find attached Parish newsletter.


School News

Principal Award

Congratulations to Lachlan R from Senior H on your Principal's Award


Father's Day Stall

On Friday, August 31, the P&F will be running a Father's Day Stall in the library.  Prices of gifts will range from $1.00 to $6.00.


Father's Day Breakfast

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 7:30am - 9:00am


Book Week 2018

Students will be asked to dress-up as a book character and join in a school parade at 9:00am.

We would love our special guests to join us for the following activities:

9:00am                              Book Character Parade

9:30am – 10:25am        Visit the childrens classrooms

10:30am – 10:50am      Optional visit to the Book Fair in the library

11:00am                            Grandparents / VIP guests Morning Tea

Book Fair Details

The Book Fair details are as follows:

Monday, August 27 to Thursday, August 30

Open from 8:30am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 4:00pm

With Grandparents / VIP guests during the day

on Thursday,  August 30

Cash, EFTPOS and credit card are accepted.

The school receives a commission for all items sold and this helps build our school library with new and interesting books.

Dates to Remember


Tuesday 21 August

5:00pm OR 7:00pm - First Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop in St Agatha's Parish Hall

Friday 24 August

Seniors Interschool Sports V St Brigid's Primary School at home

Sunday 26 August

2:00pm - First Holy Communion Ceremonies at St Agatha's Church

Tuesday 28 August

2:15pm - P&F Meeting

7:30pm - P&F Meetimg (To Be Confirmed)

Wednesday 29 August

9:00am — Mass for Foundation to Year Two in the Chapel, followed by Year Four Reconciliation.  Please come and celebrate with us




Thursday 30 August

Grandparent/Special Friends Day and Book Character Parade

Friday 31 August

7:00am - 8:30am Father's Day Breakfast

9:30am - Father's Day Stall

Seniors Interschool Sports V St Agatha's Primary School away


Sunday 2 September

2:00pm - First Holy Communion Ceremonies at St Agatha's Church

Tuesday 4 September

Lightning Premiership - Various Venues.

7:00pm - Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday 5 September

2:30pm - 8:00pm - Student Conversations



Sunday 9 September

2:00pm - First Holy Communion Ceremonies at St Agatha's Church

Monday 10 September

Year Three - Six Swimming Program

Wednesday 12 September

Year Three - Six Swimming Program

Thursday 13 September

Year Three - Six Swimming Program

Friday 14 September

St Peter's Year Five Orientation

Inside St Therese's
Father's Day Invite.pdf
Parish Bulletin 190818.pdf