Dear Sacred Heart Community
Sacred Heart Learning Dispositions
Curiosity, Respectful, Self Managing, Creative, Responsible and Resilient
Parents will remember that last year, our staff and students did a lot of work on developing a set of learning dispositions that will enhance the acquisition of skills and knowledge at Sacred Heart School. Our parents were also asked for their input. By the end of last year the input from all three groups had been diligently studied and we were able to formulate a set of dispositions that will be integral to our students and staff learning over the coming years. We want these dispositions to be at the forefront of our student's and staff thinking, when they are involved and challenged in learning experiences. An emphasis on presenting and understanding our “learning dispositions” has been asked of all teachers, when planning their classroom programs this term. We want all our students
- to be able to articulate the dispositions
- explain how they help their learning
- identify the dispositions they already use as part of their learning
- identify the dispositions they need to develop further
- identify in a given situation what disposition they are using
- identify a disposition they could use, when faced with a learning challenge
Welcome to our New Students
A big welcome to our two new students in Year One/Two, Stephanie, and Lauren, and welcome back to Sacred Heart, Future, who left our school at the end of term one last year. I am sure you will really enjoy continuing your education at our school as you make new friends and become really connected to our beautiful school community.
Opening of the School Year Mass
On Tuesday, a letter went home to all families about our Opening of the School Year Mass on Sunday 23rd February. The Mass is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the new school year, welcome our new Year Prep students and present our Year Five/Six school leaders. We would love to see as many families as possible join us at the 10.30am Mass, and afterwards in the school multi purpose room for some light refreshments.
Parent Teacher Interviews
A reminder that Parent/Teacher interviews take place this Tuesday 18th February. Our students will be dismissed at 1.00pm. Extend will be offering out of school care commencing at 1.00pm on this day, and parents are encouraged to register for this service. The interviews are an important opportunity to meet your child's 2020 teacher, and to share information about the upcoming school year.
Parents and Friends
Our first Parents and Friend's meeting of the year, takes place tomorrow at 9.00am in the staff room. Meetings usually run for about 45 minutes. We would love to see any mums, dads and guardians who would like to be involved in the group attend the meeting. The Parents and Friends committee is an integral part of our school community, and help organise both social and fundraising events. Tomorrow we are doing a taste test on hot cross buns for our annual Easter, hot cross bun fundraiser.
School Office Days
Our school office is open for the receiving of payments, Tuesday to Friday. We ask that any payments made in person to the office, be on one of these days.
All families will receive a hard copy of the 2020 Parade canteen menu with costings today.
Camps, Sports, Excursions Fund
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like: school camps or trips. swimming and school-organised sport programs. outdoor education programs. excursions and incursions.
Maria has given application forms to parents she thinks are eligible, however if you have not received a form and think you meet the criteria as set out below, please contact her.
The applicant must be one of the following:
- a parent/carer (of the relevant student) who is:
- on the first day of term one (28 January 2020) or the first day of term two (14 April 2020) an eligible beneficiary of either a Centrelink Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card; or
- an eligible beneficiary of a Veterans Affairs Gold Card; or
- a temporary foster carer; or
- the parent/carer of a student who is 16 years or older and who holds a valid concession card (such as a Youth Allowance Health Care Card or Disability Support Pension Card).
The parent/carer must submit an application to the school prior to the end of term 2.
Parents/carer who receive a carer allowance on behalf of a student, or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink, are not eligible for the CSEF payment unless they also meet the above eligibility criterion.
Where the parent/carer is seeking eligibility based on holding a Centrelink Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card, eligibility will be determined when the relevant concession card successfully validates with Centrelink on either the first day of term one or term two.
If the eligible card is in the name of the student, the fund is only granted to that student, not their siblings.