Corpus Christi School Newsletter

15 March 2018
Term 1 Week 7
  Education in Faith
From the Principal's Desk
Student Wellbeing News
Awards and Celebrations
Diary Dates
Parent Partnerships
OshClub News
Community News
Corpus Christi School
(03) 9314 7303
380 Geelong Road
Kingsville, Victoria, 3012

Education in Faith

Prayer for the Week


Holy Week Celebrations

On Thursday 29th  March we will celebrate Holy Week. Our Year 5/6 students will act out the significant events of Holy Week and each class will visit the scenes. Families are welcome to join us. If you wish to follow the Holy Week story with your child’s class the approximate commencement times are:

11:30:                        Yea Prep N

11:35:                        Year Prep V

11:40:                        Year 1/2C

11:45:                        Year 1/2H

11:50:                        Year 3/4C

11:55:                        Year 3/4L

12:00:                        Year 3/4Z


The first scene, Palm Sunday, will take place near the statue in the Ormond Road playground.

Social Justice News: Project Compassion

"Cultivate with love the seeds of goodness, beauty and truth that God sows in every new generation."

Pope Francis


During the season of Lent we support Caritas Australia through the annual Lenten program, Project Compassion, which brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.


The theme for Project Compassion 2018 is “For a Just Future”. By supporting Project Compassion a just future is possible for all generations, backgrounds, cultures and communities, who are part of one human family.


The prayer space in each Learning Area has a Project Compassion box available for children to place some money to assist us in raising donations for Caritas Australia who will use the money to supply services and materials to people in need.


Each Week of Lent Caritas features a different story for people to engage with. Focused on the theme “A Just Future,” and featuring a new country each week, the stories explain the issues faced in each country. This week is Evangeline's story.


We aim to empower the students at Corpus Christi to build a just future for themselves and others, as Pope Francis has asked us to do, through cultivating “the seeds of goodness, beauty and truth that God sows in every new generation."



Jane Wilkinson

(Religious Education Leader)








From the Principal's Desk

Big Day Out

Our children thoroughly enjoyed their Big Day Out yesterday.  It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate as the three Catholic schools of Kingsville, Yarraville and Brooklyn to highlight Catholic Education Week.


Mass was lovely and our children conducted themselves in their usual respectful, reverent manner. Our Year Preps were ably assisted by their buddies (who take their job very seriously) throughout day.


Once at The Sun Theatre everyone was able to relax and enjoy their movie while feasting on pop corn. I was lucky enough to be able to 'enjoy' Paddington 2 with all our beautiful Prep children (in fact every Prep child of Corpus Christi, Annunciation and St Augustine's) and I must say how proud I was of the way our Prep children have settled into our routines and structures and set the example for others. Hope you all had fun!


Email and Contact Details

With most school communications now electronic it is imperative that family details including email addresses  are kept up to date by families. Too often we are assisting with the recovery of CaeMonkey accounts and the like due to changes in email addresses.


This is easily avoided by simple updating your CareMonkey profile with the new email address prior to discontinuing the old one. We will be automatically notified of these changes and can then update our business systems to reflect the changes. In fact we get automatic notifications of any update you make to your  CareMonkey profile.


Making sure your details are always up to date allows you to  receive necessary communications. If you are not receiving Newsletters, Fee/Levy accounts and CareMonkey requests you need to check your email details now.

Cross Country

Well done to all children in our Cross Country Team who competed admirably in the Footscray District Cross Country Championships last Friday. Congratulations to:  Kadin Miller, Emma Tran, Xavier Healey, Jett Thomas and Armani Mauriohooho, who have qualified for the Divisional Championships to be held in June.


Casual Clothes Day 

Next Friday 23rd March, children are invited to wear casual clothes to school in return for an Easter egg donation on the day. These Easter egg donations will then be packaged as prizes for our annual Easter Raffle which is drawn after our Holy Week celebrations  (see Education in Faith Page) on the last day of Term 1. Please drop the Easter Eggs into the hall on your way into school. Be careful with your eggs as it is also Ride2School Day.

Easter Raffle

This week children will bring home a small book of raffle tickets for our Annual Easter Raffle.  Tickets are $1.00 each. Please return raffle money to the office by Wednesday 28th March. We are also looking for donations of cane baskets to package our Easter egg prizes. These can be donated at any time and handed in at the school office.


Easter Egg Wrapping

We will be holding an Easter Egg wrapping morning (to wrap all our raffle prizes) on Monday 26th March, straight after Assembly) in the hall from 9:00am. If you are able to help, please click here to reply: [email protected] 

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Time Table Changes

Over the next few weeks, teachers will be given the opportunity to plan extensively for Term 2. To adequately facilitate this there will be timetable changes. See the amended timetables below.


School Photos: Monday 19th March

SCHOOLPIX will be here on Monday 19th March



Dress: Full Summer School Uniform

Hair: Neat and swept off face. Long hair tied back. Hair accessories are to be discrete and only blue or white.

Online Orders: To pre-order online, take your Personal Order and ID Numbers found on your order form and go to  Orders can be placed online up to 2 working days after photography.  You do not need to return the order form if you order online. 


Remember: All orders placed online before midnight on photography day will receive a free 20cm x 25cm black and white portrait print.


Manual Orders: Complete your order form and return with payment to school on photography day, 19th March. 


Sibling Orders: For a special photo of your children together order online by 8:00am on photography day. 


Alternatively collect a Sibling Order Form from the office or download it from the SchoolPix website and return it on photography day.  Only siblings that place an order will be photographed.


PO Box 5222, Hallam VIC 3803

Ph: 1300 766 055

Email: [email protected]

Years 1 - 6 Learning Conferences

A reminder that our Learning Conferences for Years 1 - 6 have been scheduled for Wednesday 28th  March: 2:00pm - 8:00pm


Families are to use School Interviews Online to manage bookings. Please go to and enter the event code of:   xr74m to book interviews for the times that suit YOUR FAMILY.

Book Club

A reminder that Book Club orders are due at the school office by 4:00pm today, Thursday 15th March.


Have a wonderful week

God Bless

Anthony Hyde


Student Wellbeing News

Update from the Year 3/4 Community

Over the past three weeks in the Year 3/4 community, we have been examining behaviours as a way to better understand what bullying is. The students participated in whole and small group discussions and sorting activities to distinguish between unkind behaviours and what would be identified as bullying behaviours. Students came to understand the characteristics of bullying behaviours as repeated, deliberate and based on the gain of power and how best to respond to this in a school setting.

Ride2School Day

Next Friday 23rd March is Ride2School Day. The day is about encouraging young people to take active methods of travel to and from school.


On Friday morning at 8:15am, students and parents are invited to meet myself and the student leaders at Hansen Reserve. We will meet on the footpath near the playground. Students are invited to walk, scoot, skate or ride to school. 


Once we arrive at school, we will have a running circuit set up for students to get active before the school day begins. We will also have some fruit platters to enjoy. 



Everyone is welcome to participate and we hope to see you all at Hansen Reserve on Friday morning. 


Melanie Larkin

(Student Wellbeing Leader)



Awards and Celebrations

Happy Birthday!

12th March

Luke Waterworth

13th March

Lexi D'Agruma

16th March

Stella Juegan

Gabriel Ling


Diary Dates


16th -  Year 5/6 Kanga Cricket Gala Day 10:00-1:00

Year 5 Kindergarten Visits 9:15am

19th - School Photo Day

23rd -  Ride 2 School Day

Casual Clothes Day: Easter Egg Donation

26th  - Year 3/4 Gymnastics Program at FCGC

Easter Egg Wrapping Morning 9:15am (in hall)

Year 6 Confirmation Family Night: 7:00pm

28th - Years 1-6 Learning Conferences 2-8:pm:  All students (Prep - 6) finish at 1:00pm

29th  - Holy Week Celebrations 11:30am

End of Term 1: Students finish at 1:00pm


16th - Term 2 Commences

18th - Open Morning 9:00-11:00am

20th - Open Morning 9:00-11:00am

23rd - School Athletic's Carnival at Aberfeldie Park 

24th - PFA Annual General Meeting

25th - ANZAC Day

26th/27th - Year 5/6 City Camp  

29th - Confirmation: Year 6 Candidates 11:00am

30th - School Athletic's Carnival Back Up Day


2nd - Parent Support Group Meetings 8:30am-4:30pm

4th - Year 5 Kindergarten Visits 9:15am

Year 5/6 Inter-school Sports (Winter) Vs St Bernadette's PS

7th - Parent Support Group Meetings 8:30am-4:30pm

8th -  First Communion Family Workshop 7:00pm

11th - Mothers' Day Stall 9:00-11:00am

Year 5 Kindergarten Visits 9:15am

15th - NAPLAN Year 3 and 5

16th - NAPLAN Year 3 and 5

17th - NAPLAN Year 3 and 5

18th - Year 5 Kindergarten Visits 9:15am

Year 5/6 Inter-school Sports (Winter) Vs Footscray North PS

25th - Year 5/6 Inter-school Sports (Winter) Vs St John's PS

View our full Calendar Here



Parent Partnerships

Parenting Ideas

Here's the latest article from Parenting Ideas. This article is written by

Martine Oglethorp -  a speaker, counsellor and educator with a passion for building resilient kids in a digital world.


Happy reading and viewing!

















OshClub News

OSHClub News
After School Care Program

Hi families

We had a quick catch-up meeting with the children every day last week, and this week we are running activities that were requested during the meetings. We’re having running races, a disco, making paper lanterns and fruit smoothies. Next week we are going to paint, as we do for a week each term. I’ve got some nice watercolour paper I’m looking forward to trying out.


The Before School Care survey at the sign-out desk has LOTS of entries – please pop in and add your name if you would use BSC were it available.


During the school holidays the new Footscray West PS Vacation Care Program will run from our room at Corpus Christi while construction is completed at the other school. Please feel free to enrol your children in to Vacation Care with Footscray West PS if you would like your children to attend Vac Care at CCK these holidays. I have had some feedback about the difficulty of doing this. If you are having trouble, please call customer service on 1300 395 735 between 8am and 6pm.


You are always welcome to stay for a while when you collect your children to play with them, look at the Reflection Scrapbook, your child/ren's portfolio, or our Quality Improvement Plan. We’re always grateful for your feedback on any topic and any concerns or suggestions you may have. Write us a note, send us an email or a text message, or just have a chat to us.


REMINDERS: If you need to cancel ASC please do so on the internet 24 hours in advance, otherwise leave a message on 0401 501 661 on the day, or pop in to let staff know you are collecting your child so that we know where the children are. OSHClub is open 3:00-6:00pm. There is a $2/minute fee for each child that is picked up after 6pm.


Information for Families

OSHClub program phone: 0401 501 661

Coordinator: Kristen                     

Assistant: Emilia (Milly)

OSHClub Customer Service: 1300 395 735            [email protected]


All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember enrolling is Free!! Please create an account online at all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account.


For on-the-day bookings please contact Kristen on 0401 501 661.

Community News

MSJ News

Year 7, 2020 applications close on Friday 17 August (as per Catholic Education Melbourne). Open Day will be held on Sunday 20 May. 

The next Open Morning will be held on 19th April.


Coding Club


Recwset Braybrook YMCA

The Recwest Braybrook YMCA School Holiday Clinics registrations are now open. They will be running 4 clinics from Tuesday April 3rd to Friday April 6th.


Attached is a flyer explaining what sports are on what days. The cost for each of these clinics is $25 per day.

If you are interested in registering for our clinics you can do so via this link

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