St Anthony's News

17 October 2019
Issue Nine

High Expectations, Inclusivity, Students with a Voice, Excellence for All!

From the Principal  
From the Deputy
Education in Faith
Walk to School
Dates to Remember
Parents & Friends (PFA)
Community News
Our Sponsors
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From the Principal

High Expectations, Inclusivity, Students with a Voice, Excellence for All!


This week the announcement was made by Fr Pritchard that MacKillop Family Services has entered an agreement with St Anthony’s Parish to lease St Aloysius’ school site.  MacKillop Family Services provides Catholic primary education for children who require an alternative to a mainstream school setting.


The staff work with children and young people to ensure that learning is a positive experience that offers not only academic success but also nurtures their social and emotional well-being. They do this by adopting a holistic, trauma-informed model of practice that promotes safety, positive relationships and creates a supportive learning environment. Their education services include specialist schools, outreach and homework programs, and teaching resources. They adopt a more personalised, flexible approach to learning, to support young people to transition back to mainstream.



“If you can read this ….. then thank a teacher!” There are many educators in a child’s life- Parents or Carers are the first educators of children and teachers are second.


Every day, Australian teachers are making a positive difference – creating opportunities for their students, empowering minds of young people and proudly teaching our state's future leaders, innovators and influencers.


World Teachers' Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and thank teachers for the important role they play inside our classrooms and out in the community.


Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society.


World Teachers' Day is held internationally on 5 October. As the day usually falls during school holidays, Australia holds its celebrations on the last Friday of October each year.


In 2019, World Teachers' Day will be celebrated on Friday 25 October.   The day is a great opportunity for everyone to recognise and appreciate teachers and the important role they play in shaping the next generation.


Thank you to the wonderful teachers across both campuses who are continuously professional in their work and support the children in their learning.



The special night has arrived and next week the fantastic work that our children have completed throughout the year will be on display for everyone to see.  The children are excited in showing their work that they have proudly created with the instructions and supervision of Ms Liz Kelly-McAlister.  Please make sure that you purchase you tickets beforehand for ease of access on the night.  The PFA  will cater the night with some nibbles and drinks, so please RSVP to the CareMonkey notification for catering purposes and ticket purchases.  Be prepared to take part in the Auction of the Class Piece Art work which has been proudly created by the whole class.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on the night.



Emma and Jeremy Clausen have announced the safe arrival of their baby Lachlan James.  We wish that their lives are filled with joy and happiness as they begin their lives as new parents.



This Sunday, 20 October, is the final Working Bee at Glen Huntly for the year.   All families that have not attended one are encouraged to attend and participate in the gardening work.  Please bring along any weeding type tools that you have at home to help on the day.


A working bee will also take place before the 100 Years celebration at Caulfield - stay tuned for the date and time.


Parents attending the Working Bees will have the levy credited to their school fees account.



Thank you to the families that have indicated that they require care for Monday 16 December to 18 December, due to the early end to the term.  If you haven’t emailed me yet but do require the service, please do so by this Friday so that we can cater for your child or children adequately.


Kind regards

Margaret Carlei



From the Deputy

Day for Daniel - Friday October 25th

On Friday 25th October St Anthony's School will be promoting Child Safety through ‘Day for Daniel’. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation aims to make the world a safer place for all children and young people. All schools are encouraged to take part and to incorporate a red theme in their activities to link Daniel's story to the importance of child safety education. We ask all students to wear their usual school uniform on the day with a touch of red.  Over Term 4, staff will be promoting child safety by delivering the Child Safety curriculum.  Years 4 – 6 students will also participate in Australia’s biggest Child Safety Lesson on Friday. We look forward to our focus on keeping kids safe - for  more information see

Jump Rope for Heart

Congratulations to all of our students for participating in Jump Rope for Heart last term.  Whether students raised funds or not, there are definitely some proficient skippers in the student community.  A special mention to the following students who were our top fundraisers for the school. 












3/4 TD










5/6 VW





5/6 EA




Prizes have been ordered for those students who were eligible.  Thank-you to the parents in the community who supported all students to participate.  


It has been lovely to see everyone back at school and ready for our final term of learning together for 2019.  Just a reminder to all students to ensure that they are wearing the correct school uniform and are taking pride in their appearance and in their school. 


best wishes,


Peta Overbury

Deputy Principal

Education in Faith

October is the month of The Rosary

Our Lady of The Rosary – Feast Day is 7th October and the month of October is dedicated to Our Lady.


The Rosary’s origins are attributed to St. Dominic, who received the prayer in a vision of Our Lady in 1214.  The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses" and was given as a title for Our Lady because she is a Queen and the rose is the queen of flowers.  Therefore the Rosary is the rose of all prayers and of all devotions and is of greatest importance.  The Rosary remembers the Birth, Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, special events and Mary His mother.  



The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation
    Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation
    Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity
    Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation
    Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
    Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

The Mysteries of Light

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan
    God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana
    At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
    Jesus calls all to conversion and service to the Kingdom.
  4. The Transfiguration of Jesus
    Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist
    Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden
    Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
    Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns
    Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
    Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion
    Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection
    God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension
    Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit
    The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life to the disciples.
  4. The Assumption of Mary
    At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary
    Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

Visit Catholic Kids online for more information

Prayer cards - Rosary Prayer Cards

Save the Date:

Annual Children's MIssion Mass for all Year 5/6 students at St Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd October with Archbishop Comensoli.


What is happening:

+  Prayers in PJs Family Nights for Foundaton and Year 1/2 students and their families in November.

+  Christmas Carols in December 

+  End of Year Mass and Lantern Liturgy

More information to come, watch this space.


Picture This! Using Mental Imagery While Reading

One way to help a child comprehend what they are reading is to encourage them to visualise parts of the story in their mind. These "mind movies" help clarify information, increase understanding, and can include any of the five senses. Try these practices below when reading with your child.

Many of the books you read with your child may already contain beautiful illustrations, so try this visualisation practice with the longer books you use as your read aloud. Or, sit facing your child and read a few pages without having your child look at the pictures. Then follow these few simple steps to provide your child with practice developing their mental images:


  • Begin reading. Pause after a few sentences or paragraphs that contain good descriptive information.
  • Share the image you've created in your mind, and talk about which words from the book helped you "draw" your picture. Your picture can relate to the setting, the characters, or the actions. By doing this, you are modelling the kind of picture making you want your child to do.
  • Talk about how these pictures help you understand what's happening in the story.
  • Continue reading. Pause again and share the new image you created. Then ask your child to share what they see, hear, taste, smell and feel. Ask what words helped them create the mental image and emotions. By doing this, you are providing your child with practice with this new skill.
  • Are your images identical? Probably not! This is a great time to talk about why your images might be different. Perhaps your child went on a school field trip or had a school assembly that changed the way they created the picture in their mind. Perhaps experiences you've had as an adult influenced what you "drew." These differences are important to understand and respect.
  • Read a longer portion of text and continue the sharing process.
  • Once this is a familiar skill, encourage your child to use mental imagery when she is reading by herself. You can feel confident that these mental pictures will help your child understand the story in an important way.


This article is from

Marina Russo

English Leader


Year 5/6 Poetry

This week's work sample is provided by Sophie in Year 6.  The learning task was to complete an independent piece of poetry about any topic of her choosing, after reading and analysing different forms of poetry.


We bond together, I’m never alone

We collaborate like we share the same mind

I always have someone there for me

We play, talk, and tell secrets

We share things that we can’t share with others

We hang out when we’re bored

If we’re apart, we will always find a way to get back together

We are always there for each other, no matter what

We always forgive each other

My shoulder to cry on


Who am I???


By Sophie H


Walk to School

Walk to School

Glen Eira City Council is supporting Walk to School 2019 and our school has registered to take part.

Walk to School 2019 runs from 7 October to 1 November 2019.

A ‘Walking Ticket’ has been distributed to each student who walks, rides or scoots to school. Parents should initial the ticket for each day a child walks, rides or scoots to school from the beginning of term 4 until 1 November. Once all ten stars on the ticket have been initialled the student should return the ticket to the school office and collect another one.


Tips for walking to school:
1. Walk together: Walking can be a great way to get active as a family - so everybody benefits! Just walk part way If you live too far away. This avoids the hassle of parking near the school. 
2. Build up road safety knowledge: Teach your children road safety and navigation skills by riding or walking around your neighbourhood. 
3. Find some walking buddies: Chat with other families about setting up buddy groups of older children who can walk together. 
4. Mix it up: Riding a bike or scooter is great exercise too! 


For more information visit the Victorian Government website - Walk to School 


Dates to Remember

Please check the Calendar on the Website for ALL important dates.

To view the yearly calendar please go to the St Anthony’s School Website


Some very important dates for your calendars in Term 4: 



Sunday 20 October

1.30-3.30pm, Working Bee



Tuesday 22 October

7.30pm SAT Meeting

Thursday 24 October

Visual Art Exhibition & Soiree 

Friday 25 October

Day for Daniel 

9.15am, Assembly hosted by Years 3/4 in the Padua Pavilion



Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 October

Year 3/4 Camp, Forest Edge

Friday 1 November

All Saint's Day

10am Whole School Mass - All Saint's Day

Saturday 2 November

All Soul's Day



Monday 4 November


Tuesday 5 November


Parents & Friends (PFA)

Spooky Disco

What a night!  Thank  you to Nicki, Nat and Nat for all your help with setting up the room with the fabulously spooky decorations.  The kids had a great night under the spell of DJ Nick!  Thank you all who attended and who stuck around at the end and helped clean up.  It was wonderful to see so many in attendance.  Thank you to our "Door Witches" Katie and Vickie!  A special thank you to Kylie and Karen who were our spooky waitresses serving snacks all night. 



We are very fortunate indeed to have had some workman working very hard over the holidays to lay our new turf.  It is already being enjoyed by many of the students and looks amazing!  Families will be happy to know that PFA funds have contributed to towards this school improvement.


Working Bee

A reminder to all that this Sunday 20 October is the final Working Bee for the year at Glen Huntly Campus.  Please bring along your weeding tools as a skip has been booked for the day and many hands make light work.

Parents Trivia Night

A reminder to book the date in your diaries - Friday 15 November!!

Icy Poles

Icy Poles are being sold at school each Wednesday, prior to lunch time at 50 cents each.  One icy pole per student. 


If you can assist with the overseeing of the sale of the icy poles on a Wednesday, please contact Emily William on 0417 583 919.

Community News

Creative Music Program


St Mary's Primary, East Malvern FAIR


Ormond Community Kinder - Diwali Festival


Carnegie Toy Library - Open Day


St Anthony's Tennis Club Grand Opening of New Courts


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