Inside St Therese's

12 November 2019
Issue Thirty-three
From the Principal...   
Dates to Remember ...
RE News
School News ...
Community Market Place...
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 School,

Today we celebrated 30 years as a school community. What an achievement! Today I felt pride and such love to be part of this school community and am excited to lead our school into the future. I was honored to meet the previous principals and staff who have gone before me, especially Sister Kerry who was the founding principal of St Therese's School.


An event such as the one today does not just happen! I would like to sincerely thank all the staff at St Therese's for their dedication and commitment, especially Meegan Blackney and her team for all the organisation! 


Thank you to Father Joseph for celebrating Mass with us. It was a lovely ceremony and blessing of the garden. I am always so overwhelmed when the children sing so beautifully! The Taiko drummers did not disappoint with their performance at the blessing of the garden.




Thank you to the students and teachers from St Peter's College in Cranbourne who created our new garden space. It has exceeded our expectations!



Thanks to Sensei Andrews for her amazing sculpture of an origami crane. I thank Joy also for her wise plant choices. The Japanese peace garden looks stunning and each piece that is there has a story to tell.  

A huge thank you to Catherine Hogan and the team of staff who assisted her in bringing the Art Show to life. The students all contributed to the show and we invite all families to enjoy the artwork that is on display throughout the school.



I am looking forward to this evening when families are invited back to school for the picnic at 5:00pm to share food from their home countries.


I truly believe in the words of Saint Therese - 'It is love alone that matters'. I know that with love we can achieve great things here at St Therese's! God Bless you all.


School Fees

School Fees are now due to be paid by November 30. If your family is experiencing difficulty with paying fees or you would like to arrange a direct debit please contact the office and speak to Colleen Johnson at your earliest convenience. 


Please understand that we are obliged to send home a letter demanding that the fees be paid immediately if you have not made contact with the school or paid fees by the end of November. This is a requirement of the Diocese of Sale. 

Foundation 2020 & New Family Information Night

Last Thursday night we held an information night for new families. We had an overwhelming response with standing room only! Thank you to the families who attended and we welcome all new families into our school.

This morning, our 2020 Prep students came for their first orientation session. They looked so gorgeous as they walked into their classrooms for the first time! 

I would like to announce that Mrs Sharon Evans and Ms Colleen Kathard will be the prep teachers for 2020. I think they were just as nervous and excited as the new prep children were. What a great year 2020 will be.

Japanese Day

Please don't forget that this Thursday 14th November is our annual Japanese Day.

I look forward to seeing all the children dressed in Japanese costumes!

Many fun activities have been organised for the day.


Have a wonderful week and see you at the picnic this evening! 


God Bless,

Michelle Bruitzman



Dates to Remember ...




Tuesday 12th November

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm -Family Picnic Fun

Wednesday 13th November

  • Subway Money Due

Thursday 14th November

  • Japanese Day
  • Year Two Hands on Science Incursion

Friday 15th November

  • Subway Lunch

Monday 18th November

  • 3:00pm Assembly.  All welcome

Wednesday 20th November

  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm - Foundation 2020 Orientation Afternoon

Monday 25th November

  • Kidz Rock Concert
  • 3:00pm Assembly. All welcome

Tuesday 26th November

  • 6:30pm - School Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday 27th November

  • 9:15am - 11:00am - Foundation Orientation Morning

Friday 29th November

  • Hoop Time State Final




Monday 2nd December

  • 3:00pm Assembly. All welcome

Wednesday 3rd December

  • 12:30pm - Orientation Session for Year 1 to Year 6


RE News ...

Parish Newsletter

Please find attached the Parish Bulletin

"GOD IS GLORIFIED WHEN MEN ARE FULLY ALIVE": St Agatha's Parish is proud to present the inauguration group for ALL men 18+. We all go through the same troubles and joys so why not be a blessing to each other as men! November 16th -17th at St Agatha's Parish from 9.30am Mass, reflection, prayer, games, confession, talks, BBQ and smiles. Wives allow your husbands to also have fun too!! To register online go to


ALTAR SERVERS CHRISTMAS PARTY: 22nd November 5.00pm to 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, invitations will be distributed at the Altar Servers Retreat.

Japanese Social Justice Project

Don’t forget that the Guess the Lolly Jar competition is on again! The lolly Jars are at the office and it is only 20 cents per guess. Seniors will come around to each classroom at lunch time and record each guess. The children can guess as many times as they like.


Thank you for your kindness and support.



School News ...

Summer 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.




Royal/Grey/Maroon/White check dress with maroon piping or navy shorts, dark maroon windcheater or bomber jacket, white short socks, black shoes, school hat, scrunchies or ribbons in school colours.  On colder days the girls can wear their navy pants.




Navy shorts or long navy trousers, maroon polo shirt, dark maroon windcheater or bomber jacket, navy socks and black shoes. 



  • School hat


Community Market Place...

Scouts - Clyde, Cranbourne and Devon Meadows


Inside St Therese's
Parish Bulletin 251019.pdf
Parish Bulletin 101119.pdf
PSW .pdf
Trinity Kids - Term 4 Flyer.pdf
Parents Building Solutions Cranbourne East Term 4 2019.pdf