St. Peter's Primary School Newsletter

03 May 2019
Issue Eight
Message from the Principal
Important Dates & Reminders
School Initiatives
Extra Community Information
Camp Australia
Saint Peter's Primary School
(03) 9544 3032
16 Mary Street
Clayton, Victoria, 3168

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Week 2 Term 2

Welcome to the second week of Term 2.


Thank you to those parents who were able to participate in  our 'Parent Chat' on Monday. I received some excellent feedback about what is working well for parents as well as a good discussion around new initiatives. We will schedule another chat for those who were unable to attend. Alternatively,  please email any suggestions around parent involvement in the school to

School Cross Country

Well done to all our students who participated in the School Cross Country on Monday. The students should feel very proud of the sportsmanship they displayed, supporting their peers and encouraging younger students. Thank you to the family members who were able to attend.

A big thank you to Miss Richards for her organisation in ensuring the event ran smoothly. Thank you also to all staff for their support and team work.


Congratulations to Emerald House for winning.



New staff member

We welcomed Niki Manaveris to staff this term. Niki will be working in the Grade 5/6 area on a Thursday and Friday from 9am-1pm, as a Learning Support Officer. If you see Niki, please make her feel very welcome.

Art Show

Please save the date of Thursday 12 September, when we will be holding St Peter's Primary School Art Show. This will be an occasion to celebrate the achievements of our students in Visual Art this year. We have now adopted a cycle of Art Show in an odd year (2019)  and school concert in an even year (2020). Please save this date and look out for more information closer to the date.

Care Monkey

Throughout the term, teachers at St. Peter's School plan many exciting  experiences to support and deepen student learning.  For some of these activities, we send information home for parents / guardians to read and sign for permission.  We have adopted the CareMonkey system  to make this process quick, easy and stress free for families as well as the teachers running the event.  There are only a small number of families not connected to CareMonkey; we have the same expectation for their forms to be returned promptly.


For all families at St. Peter's School: Please ensure when you receive a CareMonkey notification that you read and respond to this as soon as possible. In recent weeks our office staff have had to telephone parents, who had not responded for permission requests for excursions, to enable students to attend on the day  which created unnecessary and time consuming work. As a result, in future we will not be contacting anyone who has not responded on CareMonkey and your child will miss out on the event / excursion / activity with their classmates.

2020 Enrolments

Have you seen Margaret or Bec in the office about enrolling your pre-schooler?

We are now taking enrolments for Foundation (Prep) next year so please make sure you pop into the office for a form.


At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, the triumph of life after death. It is the great season of hope. Catholic schools should be places of hope- Easter places! Let us pray that our school will be inspired by a view of life that is joyful and optimistic and that our own association might contribute to this.


Lord Jesus, fill us with the spirit of hope and joyful expectation.

You have shared your life with us and, if we allow it to happen, we can never be alone.

The future you have in store for us is beyond all human expectation.

May St Peter's Primary School reflect the promise we share, and may we strive to keep our school a place of hope.


I hope everyone has a hope-filled week.



Sharon Daujat


Important Dates & Reminders

Term 2 


Tuesday 7th ~ 8:50am Camp meeting for 5/6 Parents in staff room (RSVP in CareMonkey)

Wednesday 8th ~ Mother's Day stall: see information on 'School Initiatives' page.

                                     ~ First Communion Parent Information Night (Part 1) 6:45pm-7:45pm

Friday 10th ~ Mother's Day Breakfast in the Hall at 7:30am 

14th - 17th ~ NAPLAN

Wednesday 15th ~ Confirmation Parent Information Night (Part 1) 6:45pm-7:45pm

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th  ~ Presentation Masses for First Eucharist

Tuesday 21st ~ Oakleigh District Cross Country ( steam from Grades 3-6)

                               ~ Open Evening 5:30pm

Wednesday 22nd- Friday 24th ~ Year 5/6 CAMP

Friday 24th ~ Open Morning 9am-11am

Wednesday 29th ~ Awards Assembly in the Hall, everyone welcome

                                        ~ First Communion Parent Information Evening (PART 2)



Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd~ Presentation Masses for Confirmation 

Monday 3rd- Wednesday 5th ~ Links Dental Health Check for Students

Monday 10th ~ Queens Birthday Public Holiday (Camp Australia not available)

Wednesday 12th ~ Awards Assembly in the Hall

Sunday 23rd ~ First Communion Mass 9:30am

Friday 28th ~ Feast Day Celebrations

                            ~ END OF TERM 2 (normal hours)



Monday 15th ~ Term 3 BEGINS; school returns (Normal school hours)

Tuesday 23rd ~ Fr Hayes visit to Confirmation students

Wednesday 24th ~ Awards Assembly in the Hall

                                         ~ Sacrament of Confirmation 7pm


Thursday 8th ~ 9am mass Mary MacKillop

Thursday 15th ~ 9am mass Feast of the Assumption

Sunday 18th ~ F/1 C and F/1S parish mass

Friday 30th ~ Father's Day breakfast



Wednesday 4th ~  'Meet a lifeguard' program (at school)

Thursday 12th   ~ Art Show 3:30pm- 7:30pm

Friday 13th ~ Art Show 9-11am

Sunday 15th ~1/2F and 1/2D parish mass

Friday 20th ~ Footy Colours Day

                               Last day of Term 3

Additional Calendar dates will be posted as the year progresses

Victorian School Term Dates 2019

Term 3 15 July  20 September 
Term 4 7 October  20 December 

Lost Property

Student belongings are to be labelled clearly so they can be returned to their rightful owner if misplaced. This includes all school clothing, hats, bags, lunch boxes, shoes and other items such as sports equipment ie. soccer / footballs etc.

Lost property items may be found in the wooden box outside the office in the hallway. Please check this regularly if your child has a missing item.


Dear Families, 

To our staff members and families who celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan we wish them a blessed and peaceful sacred month.


Our School Website

Please do take the time to look at our school website. We try to keep it up to date with  events on the community calendar and on our twitter feed. We also archive our newsletters for your reference. We are constantly trying to make it relevant for our school community and for visitors to the site. We have very recently added a film about Holy Week which features all of our school community. This film was made by Inatio who has his son Gabriel in Foundation (Prep). There was much excitement when he was filming it as he used a drone to get some of the footage. We are very grateful to Inatio for sharing his skills and time with us. You will find this film clip on our website. We hope to keep adding to these throughout the year. Please watch and enjoy seeing some of what we did as a school during Holy Week.


Our annual Mothers'/Grandmothers'/Aunties Day  Breakfast will be on again on the morning of Friday 10th May. Our Gr 5/6 children will be playing school sports (not against another school as previously advertised) at 9.30am in our school grounds so hopefully families have the opportunity to watch some or all of the game after eating a delicious breakfast.



School Photos 2019

We had a wonderful experience yesterday having our photos taken by our new photography company. It was more like a contemporary photo shoot where we were all photographed in much more relaxed and friendly poses. We felt it was time for a change, and after feedback last year about our photos, we decided to trial this new style of photography. We are looking forward to seeing the results. When we do see the results we will seek your input about what you think about the new type of class and individual photos. We do appreciate that it is expensive, but at the same time a very special record of your child's school life, therefore we want to get it right.




Parenting Ideas


Woolworths Earn & Learn 2019

Woolworths Earn & Learn is now on at your local store. From 1st May – 25th June a single sticker will be given to a customer with every $10 spent in a single transaction at Woolworths Supermarkets, Woolworths Metro and Woolworths Online. We are not necessarily promoting people having to shop at Woolworths, but if you do we’d appreciate your support. We were very fortunate to earn quite a substantial amount of points. With our points the school was able to redeem various items. Let’s stick together and make this one the biggest yet! 

Please place stickers in the collecting box in the office.




    Keep the evening free

Inform & Empower Parent Cyber Safety Presentation for: St Peter's Clayton

Thursday 8th August

7pm (90min)

This is for all parents and family members. More information to come next week.


Nerissa Kinnaird

Deputy Principal/Wellbeing Leader


School Initiatives

Mother's Day Stall 


Mother's Day Breakfast 

We are looking forward to our annual Mother's Day Breakfast on  Friday 10th May

Mother's Day Breakfast will be held in the Hall at 7:30am concluding at 9am. A notice has been sent home soon showing menu items to select.    An RSVP is required from every family.


Celebrating musical talent at St. Peter's School

Students who play an instrument are invited to showcase their talents by playing 1 or 2 songs at assembly each fortnight.

If your child is interested in participating please:

  • contact Sharon Bourke (Year 5/6B) via below email to express your interest 
  • CONTACT: or alternatively, talk to your child's teacher.
  • ensure your child brings along their instrument on the agreed date, (other than keyboards and drum kits - we can use our school ones)

We welcome the opportunity for students to play to the whole school and it gives them a motivation to practice for a short performance. Our initial plan is to have instrumental music played as classes and parents arrive at assembly.

We look forward to having the opportunity to showcase the talents and hard work of our musical students. 

Extra Community Information

All questions regarding secondary school enrolment, please refer to the school you wish your child to go to.


Remaining School Tours: 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am on Tues 21st May, Tues 21st July, Tues 15th Oct

Enrolment Applications for 2021 close: Friday 23rd August

Ph: (03) 9560 0911 


Sacred Heart Girls' College

Enrolments for Year 7 2021

Closing date: Friday, August 23

The Year 7 enrolment process for Catholic secondary schools now takes place in the second half of the year for students currently in Grade 5.  Please see our College website for full details on enrolments and to download an Application for Enrolment form.  Alternatively, parents may obtain a complete Prospectus Pack from the College Reception or, are most welcome to attend one of our Open Mornings.

The College will hold five Open Mornings prior to the Year 7 2021 closing date.  Open Mornings commence at 9:30am with an address by the Principal, Mr. Christopher Dalton.  Family groups are then taken on a tour of the College and return for morning tea where further questions may be asked of staff members.  The session concludes at approximately 11.00am. Dates for all 2019 Open Mornings are listed for your reference.


Sacred Heart Open Morning Dates for 2019

  • Friday 17 May
  • Tuesday 25 June
  • Thursday 1 August
  • Tuesday 29 October

Bookings for these dates can be made through the College Reception on 9568 5488.

For further information please contact the College Registrar, Ms Anne Wilks on 9568 5488 or via email:

Attached is the Enrolment Application Form for Sacred Heart Girls College if required.


Ambulance Cover


Free Sporting Opportunity for Students at St. Peter's School


Free Community Workshop


Camp Australia

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Sacred Heart Enrolment Application.pdf