Inside St Therese's

09 October 2018
Issue Thirty
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 Primary School,


Welcome back!


I hope that you all had an incredible term break. Over the holidays, I spent the first week with my family camping in the Grampians. While enjoying our adventures that included kayaking, bush walking and sitting around the campfire, I could appreciate the great land that we live in. How lucky are we to live in such an amazing country? The view from one of the climbs that we did was absolutely breathtaking! I feel so blessed to call Australia home.


A lot of my time in the second week of the holidays was spent at St Therese’s ensuring everything was ready for the beginning of Term Four.  As you walk around the school, you may have noticed that the toilets are a little brighter and fresher. While not a complete renovation, we have had the toilet blocks cleaned, fixed and painted. In fact the entire school has undergone a complete spring clean thanks to our new cleaners. Keeping our school clean and tidy ensures a healthy learning and work environment that we can all be proud of.


Term Four heralds the beginning of the warmer weather. All students are required to wear the summer uniform including a school hat. Next week the “No Hat No Play” will be enforced requiring any child who is not wearing a school hat to sit under cover. If you need to purchase a new hat please go to PSW Hampton Park - Unit 2, 10-12 South Link, Dandenong.


The summer uniform includes the following:


  • Summer dress 
  • Dark maroon windcheater or bomber jacket
  • White short socks
  • Black shoes
  • School hat
  • Scrunchies or ribbons in school colours.



  • Navy shorts or long navy trousers
  • Maroon polo shirt
  • Dark maroon windcheater or bomber jacket
  • Navy socks
  • Black shoes
  • School hat


This Wednesday 10th October, is Saint Therese’s Feast Day. Children are invited to wear their sports uniform and runners. The day will begin with KABOOM! leading a sports carnival. Between recess and lunch, the children will participate in a walk-a-thon to raise money for The Well for Nativity Private School in Nigeria that is run by Sister Grace. Thank you to the parents who have supported their children in finding sponsors for their child’s walk-a-thon. This fundraiser is part of a combined effort with St Agatha’s in Cranbourne.


Donations for The Well fundraiser can also be made by dropping in coins in the tin at the front office. Over the next few weeks, we will check in with St Agatha’s to see how our combined efforts to raise money are going. Thanks to Mr Cowan for organising and coordinating the event. Father Joseph and the Sisters are very grateful for the money raised!


2019 Year Six Jumpers and Polo Shirts must be ordered by this Friday 12th October.  Please see information under our School News tab if you haven't already placed your order.


At the end of Term Three, we held Footy Day. Please enjoy the photos from this day as you get back into the routine of school this week!



Yours in partnership,


Michelle Bruitzman



RE News ...

Parish News

Please find attached Parish newsletter.


Parent's Building Solutions

Parents Building Solutions 6-week parenting program will be held next term in Hampton Park. See the attached flyer for full details. 


St Therese's Day

2:30pm - Whole School Mass celebrating

St Therese's Feast Day

'Walking For The Well' Fundraiser

'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’. Matthew 25:45


Our two parish primary schools, St Agatha’s and St Therese’s, are joining together to raise money to provide a well for Nativity Private School in Nigeria. We have a strong connection with this school as our St Agatha’s Nuns come from this area and have worked in this school.


St Therese’s are going to conduct their main fundraising day on Wednesday 10th October, (the first Wednesday of Term 4) which will be part of our St Therese’s Feast Day celebrations. On this day all children will take part in a Walk-a-thon which will require them to get sponsorship (either an amount per lap or a donation) from family and friends.


We will have a donation tin at the school office from this Wednesday 12th September if you wish to make a donation.


Please keep an eye out for more information in next week’s newsletter. Thank you in anticipation for your support.


School News ...

Principal Award

Congratulations to Seraphina G, Isabel M, Regina B and Owsin K on your Principal's Awards.


Year Two Excursion

Just a reminder that the Year Two Excursion to Moonlit Sanctuary is on this Thursday 11th October.

2019 Year Six Jumper and Polo Shirt

We need to place the order no later than this Friday 12th October to ensure delivery before the end of the year. Please see attached letter and image of the top.


School Swimming Times

Please find attached School Swimming Program for Foundation to Year Two.


St Peter's, Year 7 - 2020, Information Night

If you are interested in enrolling your child at St Peter's in 2020, then please see the attached flyer regarding Campus Tours and Information Evenings, coming up in Term Four.


Dates to Remember ...


Wednesday 10 October

St Therese's Feast Day

Walk For The Well Walk-A-Thon

2:30pm Whole School Mass

Thursday 11 October

Year Two Excursion to Moonlit Sanctuary

Friday 19 October

Subway Lunch

Monday 22 October

Foundation - Year Two Swimming Program

Tuesday 23 October

Foundation - Year Two Swimming Program

2:15pm - P&F Meeting 

Thursday 25 October

Foundation - Year Two Swimming Program

Friday 26 October

Foundation - Year Two Swimming Program

Tuesday 30 October

7:00pm - Advisory School Board Meeting


Monday 5 November

School Closure Day

Tuesday 6 November

Melbourne Cup Day

Wednesday 7 November

7:00pm - Foundation 2019 Parent Information Night

Thursday 8 November

9:15am - 11:00am - Foundation 2019 Orientation Day

Monday 12 November

School Closure Day

Inside St Therese's
Footy Day Flyer 2018.pdf
Year 3-6 Swimming Timetable 2018.pdf
Prep - Year 2 Swimming Timetable.pdf
Year 7 2020 Information Night .pdf
2019 Year Six Jumper and Polo Shirt Image.pdf
2019 Year Six Jumper and Polo Shirt Letter.pdf
2019 Year Six Jumper and Polo Shirt Image.pdf
Parish Bulletin 160918.pdf
Parish Bulletin 071018.pdf
Parents Building Solutions.pdf
Walk for the Well.pdf