Inside St Therese's

27 August 2019
Issue Twenty-five
Dates to Remember ...
From the Principal...   
RE News
School News ...
Community Market Place...
St Therese's Primary School
(03) 5996 7525
131 Endeavour Drive
Cranbourne North, Victoria, 3977

Dates to Remember ...




Wednesday 28th August

  • Father's Day Stall - please see the School News tab for more information

Thursday 29th August

  • 7:30am - Father's Day Breakfast - please see the School News tab for more information

Friday 30th August

  • School Closure Day - Staff attending Religious Education Professional Development



Sunday 1st September

  • Father's Day
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Sacrament of First Communion

Monday 2nd September

  • 3:00pm School Assembly

Tuesday 3rd September

  • 7:00pm - 8:45pm School Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday 6th September

  • Year Five Orientation Day at St Peter's College

Sunday 8th September

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Sacrament of First Communion

Monday 9th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming
  • 3:00pm School Assembly

Tuesday 10th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Wednesday 11th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Thursday 12th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Friday 13th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Monday 16th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Tuesday 17th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Wednesday 18th September

  • Divisional Athletics

Thursday 19th September

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Year 3 - 6 Swimming

Friday 20th September

  • Footy Day -  please see the School News tab for more information
  • Term 3 Ends

From the Principal...   

Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese's,

"I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!" Pope Francis

Pope Francis speaks about the challenges of being a father in today's world. He tells us that our children need their fathers to be patient, wise, kind, loving and above all present. This can be a difficult task, especially for those who may be distant from their families.


At the Bruitzman house this Sunday, the boys and I will enjoy lunch with Derek, my husband and my Dad. I know though that for many families, having this time is not an option as perhaps the family does not include a dad anymore due to separation, illness or death. I pray for all the dad's this Sunday who are on earth or in heaven and pray for peace for all families! 


I look forward to meeting many of the fathers and grandfathers this week at the Father's Day Breakfast on Thursday morning from 7:30am.

Reading is my Super Power

Congratulations to all the children who came along on Thursday last week dressed up as their favourite book character. It was terrific to see so many grandparents, parents and special friends come along enjoy morning tea, activities with the children and listen to a special performance led by our Taiko drummers. I would like to acknowledge all the staff who dressed up and organised fun activities for the children to participate in.


This year's Book Week theme was Reading is My Super Power. Learning to read really is a superpower and opens many doors that can lead to a bright future. Please, continue to encourage your children to read each day at home! Happy reading.



District Athletics - First Place!!!

St Therese's competed at the District Athletics last week at Casey Fields. They did so well in all events and the organisers commented at how well mannered our children were! 


Congratulations to all the children who competed. We are very excited to announce that St Therese's won the event overall! Congratulations to Mr Sanchez who supported the children and organised the event. He couldn't wait to get back to school and show off the trophy that we won! Special thanks to the parents who attended and helped on the day!

First Holy Communion celebrations

Eucharist is unique among the sacraments as it is at the heart of the Catholic faith. For Catholics, the Eucharist, or Mass, is the most powerful way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ. Sunday after Sunday, Catholics gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the ritual in which, by the power of the Holy Spirit, bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. We who celebrate are also transformed, becoming Christ’s presence to others, and recognising the presence of Christ in others. Please pray for the children who will celebrate their First Holy Communion this weekend.


Father's Day celebrations

A reminder that the Father's Day stall is on next Wednesday, August 28. On Thursday, August 29 dads, grandparents or special friends are invited to our Father's Day Breakfast. Bacon and egg rolls will be available from 7:30am till 9:00am. I look forward to seeing you there.

School Closure Day: Friday, August 30

Don't forget the school will be closed on Friday, August 30. The staff will be involved in professional learning with Dr Sr Margaret Caswell who will be speaking on teaching scripture in schools. The staff from St Agatha's and St Thomas the Apostle will join us. 

School Advisory Committee (SAC) News

At last week's School Advisory Committee meeting, we discussed ways of engaging parents at our school. It was decided that a 'Suggestions eForm' be available to parents to enable communication between the parent community and the SAC. If you have a suggestion that will contribute to the positive and happy running of our School please consider using the eForm. It can be found in the School News section of the newsletter and right HERE! All the suggestions we will be discussed at the SAC meetings and a response will be provided after the next SAC meeting. 


God Bless,


Michelle Bruitzman


RE News ...

Parish Newsletter

Please find attached the Parish Bulletin



Please pray for Tiana-Jae, Nyageith, Justin, Cecilia, Isabel, Ilia, Joseph, William, Ryan,

Lewis, Chelsea, Regina,Uwar, Declan, Lacey, Nicoly, Brooke, Sera, Glen, Lucas,

Susan and Lynda who will be making their First Holy Communion in the coming weeks.

School News ...

Principal's Award

Congratulations to Levi and Jizelle on receiving a Principal's Award this week.

Father's Day Stall


Father's Day Breakfast


Footy Day


St Therese's School Advisory Committee SAC

Follow the link HERE! to add your suggestions for the SAC. All suggestions will be reviewed at the next SAC meeting and responses will be provided once discussed.


Winter Uniform is now Compulsory

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.


  • Navy Box Pleat Tunic or Skirt
  • Navy Tights/Socks
  • Navy Pants
  • Maroon Polo with school logo, short or long sleeved
  • Maroon Bomber Jacket with School Logo
  • Navy Socks


  • Navy Pants/Shorts
  • Maroon Polo with school logo, short or long sleeved
  • Maroon Bomber Jacket  with school logo
  • Navy Socks


  • Navy beanie with school logo
  • Navy scarf


Community Market Place...

Merinda Park School Holiday Program

Please find attached Merinda Park School Holiday Program Flyer


Teenage School Holiday Program

Please find attached the City of Casey Teenage School Holiday Program


Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

St. Peter's Collage will be hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course presented by Mark Smith from Safer Communities.


Inside St Therese's
2019 NCCD Information Sheet parents.pdf
Check them out!
Parish Bulletin 020619.pdf
Parish Bulletin 040819.pdf
Parish Bulletin 180819.pdf
Parish Bulletin 250819.pdf
PSW .pdf
Father's Day Stall 2019.pdf
Vacation care program layout September V3 2019 (002) (1).pdf
TSHP SPRING 2019.pdf
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course.pdf