Wednesday 26th June
- 2:30pm - 3:30pm - 'The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus' - Whole School Mass in the Hall. All Welcome
Friday 28th June
- End of Term 2
Wednesday 26th June
Friday 28th June
Monday 15th July
Wednesday 17th July
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July
Monday 22nd July
Wednesday 24th July
Thursday 25th July
Friday 26th July
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July
Monday 29th July
Friday 2nd August
Saturday 3rd August
Sunday 4th August
Monday 5th August
Tuesday 6th August
Wednesday 7th August
Monday 12th August
Wednesday 14th August
Friday 16th August
Monday 19th August
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August
Tuesday 20th August
Wednesday 21 August
Monday 26 August
Wednesday 28th August
Thursday 29th August
Friday 30th August
Sunday 1st September
Monday 2nd September
Tuesday 3rd September
Sunday 8th September
It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of Term Two. Time really does fly when you are having fun.
Winter has officially arrived! Check out these photos of the children enjoying the frost before school.
We are looking forward to celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart this Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30pm. Our Mini Vinni team are still collecting donate food goods that will be given to St Vincent de Paul. This is our way of being grateful for what we have and sharing some of our good fortune so that others less fortunate can share in at least a little.
On Monday at Assembly, we formally farewelled Mr Cowan who will begin his Principalship at St Gerard's in Dandenong South after the July holidays.
Paul has been a brilliant support to me over the past twelve months and I would like to thank him for all that he has done for myself and the St Therese’s community. His calm and caring manner will be missed by everyone as will his very corny dad jokes! Here are some that the Senior students shared with us at Assembly.
Mr Cowan told us we could never do our maths test in the jungle because there are too many cheetahs
Mr Cowan asked me why I was doing my sums on the floor. I said, “Well you told us to do them without using tables.”
Mr Cowan is going to be a Principal...here is one for him. What do you get when you cross one Principal with another? I wouldn’t do it, because Principals don’t like to be cross!
We wish Paul all the best as he takes up his new position.
The position of Deputy Principal will be advertised externally towards the end of Term Three with the view to appoint the successful candidate for the beginning of 2020. In the interim, Mrs Meegan Blackney will take up the position of Acting Deputy Principal. Mrs Blackney very capably assumed this role when Mr Cowan was Acting Principal.
Miss Leila Kocsis has been appointed for the remainder of the year for three days per week. She will replace Mrs Blackney on Mondays in Senior L, Mr Cowan on Fridays in Senior H and she will teach Foundation and Year One Japanese on Wednesdays. Leila is already well known to the students at St Therese’s as she has completed many CRT days and earlier this year, replaced Mrs Lloyd in Senior L for approximately four weeks.
This week, you will receive your child’s Semester One report. The reports have changed in format to be more informative. Each subject area includes a mark against the Victorian Curriculum and the Outcome Statements included provide an indication of achievement and areas that require further improvement in relation to what was specifically taught. The teachers have spent an incredible amount of time reflecting and analysing data to produce evidence-based reports that are specific to each student.
The general comment has been replaced with a more detailed Personal Learning page that describes your child’s work habits and reports on the Personal and Social Capability Standard. Parent, Teacher & Student conversations will occur on August 7, providing the opportunity for the reports to be discussed.
Schools must now complete the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) every year. It counts the number of students who receive additional adjustments or “help” at school because of a disability. The collection also counts the level of adjustment students receive to access education on the same basis as other students.
Further Information has been attached to this newsletter for your information.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Rosie Osthmuller (Learning Diversity Leader) on firstname.lastname@example.org
At Assembly, students modelled our new St Therese's beanies and scarves. The beanies have the St Therese's logo and the scarves are made of cashmere. The scarves and beanies are being sold at the front desk for only $10 each. They look amazing!
I hope all families enjoy a relaxing break and I look forward to seeing you all back in Term Three on Monday July 15.
Please find attached the Parish Bulletin
Please keep our confirmation candidates in your thoughts and prayers. Zahara, Birri, Kirsten, Aaliyah, Joshua, Mia, Lachlan, Declan, Angelo, Emma, Jared, Miriama, Sofia, Anne, Kyle and Amber.
Thursday 25th July at 6.00pm
Friday 26th July at 6.00pm
Saturday 3rd August at 6.00pm
Sunday 4th August at 10.45am.
Congratulations to Isabella G, Rhyle T and Mr Cowan on receiving a Principal's Award this week.
Congratulations to Isabbella and Rhyle on receiving a Principal's Award. If you have a child who is expected to start school in 2020, please contact the office for an enrolment form as soon as possible. We are currently taking enrolments and need to ensure that all our existing families have a place in Foundation for 2020.
If your child needs to be taking medication at school, please bring it to the office and fill out the required form. Thank you.
Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform. All St Therese's uniforms are available at PSW in Hampton Park, Price List Attached.
Please make sure all uniforms are clearly marked with your child's name and please check it regularly. Some pens tend to fade after washing and iron-on stickers can crack and peel.
This year, we are fundraising to update the children’s playground equipment and to create garden spaces around the school, such as a sensory garden and/or a prayer garden. Our aim is to raise $10,000 in 2019. Please help by volunteering for one or more of the fundraising events.
To date, we have raised just over $1900.
Check out the new "shop" in our junior playground. Thanks to Mr Martyn for installing it so quickly!
St Therese’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations
As part of the St Therese’s Anniversary celebrations, we would like to design and build a Japanese Prayer Garden that will go out the front of our Chapel. Each family is invited to contribute to the design of the garden. Families were sent instructions and paper to draw and submit a design. Please send your design to the office as soon as possible.