What's On - Term 1
5th April Last day of Term 1.30pm finish. Assembly @ 1pm
5th April Last day of Term 1.30pm finish. Assembly @ 1pm
23rd April Students Return
9th May School Photos
9th May First Reconciliation Parent Night
23rd May School Sports Day
14th May Naplan
15th May Family Mass @ 9.15am
16th May Naplan
31st May School Closure Day- Berry Street
5th June First Reconciliation
11th June School Closure Day- Staff at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
19th June Trinity Feast Day Mass @ 9.15am
26th June Student Led Conferences
27th June Reports Home
28th June Last day of Term
15th July - Students Return
30th July - First Communion Parent Night
31st July - St Ignatius Mass @ 9.15am
8th-9th - August School Closure Days- Staff Professional Learning - Catholic Identity and First Aid
15th August - Assumption Mass @ 9.15am
19th September - School Concert
20th September - Last day of Term
7th October - Students Return
9th October - Confirmation Parent Night @ 7.30pm
23rd October - Whole School Mass @ 9.15am
25th October - Confirmation
30th October - 1st November Year 5/6 School Camp
28th November - Student Led Conferences
5th December - Community Carols
10th December - Year 6 Graduation
11th December - End ofYear Mass
12th December - End of Year Celebration Day
16th December - Last Day of School (students)
Congratulations to our students on a great term's learning. It was wonderful this week to walk around our school at Expo and hear students share their learning from their units of work and to be able to reflect on what they have learned and how far they have come in their understanding since they began in January.
Thanks to our parents and carers for their great support over the term and for making our many community events so vibrant and enjoyable. Finally, a huge thanks to our staff, who have worked tirelessly this term, and have consistently led learning by being exemplars of learning themselves.
Thanks to our Leaders who participated in our Student Leaders Day on Monday. The students looked at the qualities of leaders, reviewed their roles and set goals on areas they wanted to lead improvement in across our school. A big thanks to Miss Antonella for preparing and leading the day and making it fun and engaging for the students.
It was great to see so many parents and carers attending our Learning Expo on Tuesday. Seeing the great work of our students and teachers across the term is always a great pleasure, but it was particularly great to see the progression of learning across all the year levels. Talking to some of our Junior students, they were very excited to see the work of the older grades, and couldn't imagine
Over the holidays work will begin(and hopefully end!) during the second week of the holidays on our Adventure playground upgrades, with new equipment installed and extra seating available for students and families around the perimeter. Thanks again to our P & F (ans our families who have supported their great work) who are assisting in supporting the upgrades with the money they have raised.
Our Parish will also be undertaking work on the St James Church roof on the holidays as part of their St James Church Refurbishment.
Enrolment forms for putting in preferences to attend Government Schools in 2020 have been delayed. DEET have now told me that they will be available on the 23rd of April on their Year 6-7 transition website . If you are applying for a school that has special entry requirements, please contact them directly to confirm that there are no additional forms to fill in.
Our friend Lizzie at the Richmond Library has sent us an overview of the activities programme at Richmond Library. There is a lot on offer so please have a look if you are looking for something to do during the holidays.
Tomorrow is the last day of term and school finishes at 1.30pm. If you require after school care, please book in in advance.
Children may dress in Casual clothes
Please have a wonderfully relaxing and safe holidays everyone. We look forward to seeing you next term.
This week in 1/2 UR we have been learning about shapes. We have looked at 2D shapes and their properties as well as learning to identify them. The 1/2s have also been learning about 3D shapes and have used nets to construct their own 3D shapes. They have ordered them by type and by properties and looked for these 3D shapes in our environment. One of their tasks was to go on a shape hunt with a checklist and identify the shapes they found in the classroom and out in the playground. The students were enthusiastic about creating their own shape community helpers and used shapes to help them build mini class community structures.
Cam: “I am learning about 3D shapes in my world”
Amy:"Making the nets was challenging but it helped me understand what how to find my shape.”
Dennis: “Now I know what shape look like and how to use them to build things like people do in our community”
Ellie: “I enjoyed making my own shapes and learning new ones like a tetrahedron”
Year Three and Year Four students have been discussing how we can use everyday objects to generate artwork. In creating our most recent art piece, Year Three and Year Four students used paper plates to make a 3D flower.
Throughout this process Year Three and Year Four students have learnt to:
create 3D artwork using everyday objects
paint using watercolour paints and how to blend the paints
cut difficult shapes with intention - to create a petal shape
The process of making our 3D flowers can be broken down into three steps:
cut out three paper plates, each one slightly smaller than the last
paint each plate using watercolour paints, blending different colours together
glue the three plates together, curling the edges with a pencil to create a more realistic petal shape, then decorate using sequins.
The end result was fantastic and I am very happy with the wonderful and colourful 3D flowers that were produced. Well done Year Three and Year Four students on a successful term one in the art room.
Visual Arts Teacher
On Wednesday, 3 April, our Sustainability Team walked to Finbar House in Kent Street to learn about their programs for recycling, composting and gardening. We are hoping to be able to assist them in some way. The Sustainability Team met Lyn who co-ordinates the programs at Finbar.
We were so impressed to see their worm farms, scrap buckets for composting, garden beds and all sorts of collections for various charitable groups. Most impressive!
These awards are awarded when students have demonstrated great social-emotional learning, a highly valued part of our school learning community.
Prep/1 AP Daniel
Prep/1 LO Chloe
1/2 RM Ryan
1/2 UR Kenny
3/4 HT n/a
3/4 GT Lisa
4/5 TR n/a
5/6 MG Corbin
5/6 FA Vivian
The Books in Homes Assembly was held on Thursday, the 28th of March. The assembly was ably led by members of our Student Representative Council and they were sensational! Our students in Years 1/2 and, 3/4 received two books each through the kindness and generosity of our Sponsor, Biggin & Scott Real Estate in Richmond.
This Term our Role Model Author was Kirsty Murray, author of ‘Kids who Did’ a collection of true stories about kids and courage. Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. Extraordinary kids trying to live ordinary lives. Real kids doing it tough. Kirsty inspired us to write AND read! We look forward to learning more about her books in class and at home.
The Books in Homes foundation supplies the books for our school and with the help of a fantastic parent, the books were labeled and packaged for the students. A BIG THANK YOU to Pamela, mother of Charlie who helped package and prepare the books.
LANGUAGES/ FRENCH BINATIONAL MORNING TEA - Thursday 4th April 9.30am
INFORMATION EVENING FOR PROSPECTIVE 2020 FAMILIES
Thursday 2nd May | Tours from 5pm
Principal's Address (A-K) 6.00pm | Principal's Address (L-Z) 6.30pm
SELECT ENTRY ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAM (SEAL)
11th May Entrance Examination. To apply for our 2020 intake
register online by 3rd May.
PRINCIPAL'S MORNING TEA AND TOUR - Wednesday 8th May 9.30am