From the Principal
Inspired by the Spirit, we are a strong community supporting and leading learners in a safe and inclusive environment.
On Monday we remembered with thanksgiving those who made the supreme sacrifice in time of war. We pray that the offering of their lives may not have been in vain. We continue to dedicate ourselves to the cause of justice, freedom and peace; and for the wisdom and strength to build a better world.
We are grateful to Lieutenant Andrew Proy for joining us at our Remembrance day Service and for visiting some of the classes.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. With the setting of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.
Thursday 14th November 7pm
Sacred Heart Primary School
We invite and strongly encourage parents to attend this very important FREE information evening.
Commencing in 2021 a new governance model of Catholic schools in Melbourne will be introduced across the Archdiocese.
Under the current governance model the Parish Priest is the employer of Principals, teachers and school staff and as such is the governing body of the school.
A consultation process has now commenced where parish priests work closely together with principals, parents and Catholic Education Melbourne to develop and implement this new model.
I will aim to keep the community up-to-date with the progress of this process and the implications it may have on our school in future years.
Next Thursday 21st November our Year 4 students will be heading to Stringybark Lodge Camp in Gembrook for an overnight camp. This adventure camp will be a wonderful outdoor education experience for our children and a lead-in to our 5/6 camp program in the coming years.
We keep the Nelson family (Isla 3/4T) in our prayers following the passing of her Grandfather last week.
Today we had our first orientation visit for our 2020 Preps. The children had a lovely time getting to know one another and enjoyed participating in a few school activities. We have 21 students in our Prep class next year. Our next two sessions are on Wednesday 20th November and Wednesday 27th November.
This is certainly an occasion to mark on your calendar if you haven't already
THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
Commencing at 5:30pm, come along for a night of family fun. A free sausage sizzle tea will be provided along with some special treats for the children. This will be followed by a movie night on the big screen on the oval. The film being screened is 'Aladdin'. BYO seats, blankets and drinks.
Our Grade 6 Graduation photo will be taken on Monday 18th November. Could we please ask all students in Grade 6 to wear their full summer uniform on this day.
Signora Lucia has been offering Scopa Club (Italian card Game) for a few weeks each Tuesday. The children are thoroughly enjoying this activity with the winner playing off with the self-titled Staff Scopa Champion, Miss Faella!
Term 4 is well and truly underway and there is plenty of great learning happening around our school. Earlier this Term we celebrated Christ Our Holy Redeemer's Feast Day by having mass as a school community. Our theme was ‘Find Your Voice and Take Action’. We were asked to create prisms and reflect on ways we can act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Also this term our Year 3/4 level organised a fundraiser called Socktober to support Catholic Mission, which helps communities who face poverty. We all wore our craziest socks and brought in a gold coin donation to support this fundraiser.
A highlight of this term for the 5/6's has been our Crack It Incursion. On this day we worked on our team building skills while completing various tasks to gain clues and open a mystery box.
The Year fours had their Kanga Cricket competition at Warrawee Park. The participants competed against other schools in a modified version of cricket. They all had a great time, met new people and made new friends.
This term the 3/4s were lucky enough to go to Salesian College to participate in a few different activities. These activities were a Science lesson, a Sport game and a Media Arts activity. They all came back with smiles on their faces and some were extremely happy to go on this little excursion to a school where some students may be attending in the years to come.
In the next fortnight some of the 5/6 girls are fortunate enough to participate in the division Kanga Cricket. We hope they have fun on this very special and enjoyable day.
Soon we will welcome our 2020 Preps into our school community when they come for their orientation sessions . We’re sure everyone will make them feel welcome.
Even though there are only four and a half weeks left for the year, we are all still working to the best of our ability.
Enjoy your day!
From Jack and Sienna
The most wonderful school captains in the World.
Bread Tags for Wheelchairs is a community program where individuals and organisations collect bread tags to be sold to plastics recycling companies (Australia’s company of choice is Transmutation, located in South Australia). There, the bread tags are repurposed into a range of products such as seedling trays, picture frames, door knobs, coat hangers and more. That’s not all though – the money earned from selling the tags is used to buy wheelchairs for people who can’t afford them. We would like to ask if all families that use bread tags to bring them into school. There will be a box located in the office for all of the bread tags.
Just like the bread tags bottle tops can help as well. This is a simple matter of collecting the plastic bottle tops from milk, juice and cream bottles and sending them to school. These tops are sent to a company in Seaford called Envision. They break down the plastic into filament and with a 3D printer and create prosthetic limbs for children who have lost limbs due to injury, war or accidents.
The company make the prosthetics free of charge and they are then distributed to Rotary who give prosthetics to people in need. Next to the bread tags box located in the office a box will be there for bottle caps. We would love families to bring them in to help save the environment.
We congratulate 126 students from COHR who completed this years Premier’s Reading Challenge. All up 5051 books were read by our students. Students have received certificates in recognition of completing the PRC - Premier's Reading Challenge.
All students were enrolled back in March and had till the beginning of September to meet the challenge.
Prep - 2 students had to read 30 books and our Year 3 - 6 students had to read 15 books.
We also had students that kept reading and adding all the books they read.
These students were awarded a very special PRC memento pin.
Prep: Seth - 96 books
Yr 1: Darcy - 92 books
Yr 2: Liana - 100 books
Yr 3: Michela P - 34 books
Yr 4: Emma - 26 books
Yr 5: Poppy - 35 books
Yr 6: Brianna B - 39 books
It’s nearing the end of the year which means all library books need to be returned by Week 10, Thursday 12th December. Notices went out to those students who have outstanding overdues. It would be appreciated if these books could be looked for and returned. Many Thanks
Hi I am Sienna and I am Jess and we are the mixed Kanga Cricket team coaches.
This year we were lucky enough to teach wonderful students how to play cricket. We have been training for three weeks and last Friday on the 1st of November we played a tournament at Warrawee Park. These students made friends with each other, learnt from each other and tried their best. Almost every team we played had never played kanga cricket before just like we hadn't. As a team we made plans, we worked hard and we were supportive. Not only did they cheer and congratulate our team but they congratulated all teams. We would like to congratulate these students: Layla, Zoe, Gian, Chiara, Hayley, Michala, Max, Jack and Jasper. Not only do we thank the team but we also thank Ms Tobin and Mrs Russell for organising this fun day. We all learned a lot and we had a great day out.
Hi, I’m Jordan and I’m William and we are your 2019 Kanga cricket coaches.
This year we had a Kanga Cricket tournament at Warrawee Park. We have been training for the last 3 weeks on Thursdays and Fridays at lunch times. We would like to congratulate the amazing cricketers that William and I have been coaching. The cricketers are Samuel, Jack, Anwin, Mason, Damien, William, James, Cooper and Andy. All of the boys played really well, it seemed like they all had been playing for years.
Our Cricket team played very well, we played 3 games. The first one we lost but the other 2 we won. On the second game we had one really good over (which is 6 balls) and we got 4 wickets. On the day the team were all communicating while they were playing and they were also treating each other with respect. They all put in a huge effort. We had such a good time and it was also a lot of fun to watch the team play.
Finally, we would also like to thank Ms Tobin and Mrs Russell for organising the Kanga Cricket and coming along to watch all the Cricketers play. We would like to also thank the teachers for giving us this opportunity to become coaches. It was a great experience and it gave us the chance to form great friendships with students from different levels.
Thursday 14th November 7pm @ Sacred Heart Primary School
COHR & SH Primary School invite ALL parents.
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A Roster will be placed in the office foyer, to assist with coffee cart, slushies, fairy floss and popcorn. Please add your name if you can spare an hour to assist. It would be greatly appreciated.
We will be selling coffees from 8.15am tomorrow morning on the hall veranda. Coffees /Tea / hot chocolates will be sold for $2.
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Thursday 14th Prep (2020) Orientation Session 1
Monday 18th Grade 6 Graduation Photo
Wednesday 20th Prep (2020) Orientation Session 2
Thursday 21st Grade 4 Camp
Friday 22nd Grade 4 Camp
Wednesday 27th Prep (2020) Orientation Session 3
Thursday 28th COHR Movie Night on school oval
Friday 29th School Closure Day
Thursday 12th Graduation Dinner & Mass
Tuesday 17th End of Year Mass 9.00am
Tuesday 17th End of Term 4 School Concludes at 3.30pm