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St. Anthony's School

09 August 2019
Issue Twelve
Message from the Principal
Important Term 3 Dates
Important announcements
Learning Space Update
In praise of ...
Learning and Teaching News
Wellbeing News
Parish News
Religious Education News
Perfmorming Arts News
Visual Arts News
Community Announcements
St Anthony's Noble Park
95460044
90 Buckley Street
Noble Park, VIC 3174,
AU

Photo: St Anthony’s Parish and St Anthony’s School hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as central and fundamental responsibilities of the Church. St Anthony’s is fully compliant with all policies in relation to Child Safety. These documents ensure compliance with the Victorian Government Child Safety Standards which took effect on 1 January 2017 and reflect our Parishes’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that all children are safe, happy and empowered.

Message from the Principal

Photo: St Anthony’s Parish and St Anthony’s School hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as central and fundamental responsibilities of the Church. St Anthony’s is fully compliant with all policies in relation to Child Safety. These documents ensure compliance with the Victorian Government Child Safety Standards which took effect on 1 January 2017 and reflect our Parishes’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that all children are safe, happy and empowered.

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please take care on the roads today as a severe weather warning has been issued across the state.

I found this lovely message from Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, Congregational Leader regarding Saint Mary MacKillop.

 

As we celebrate Mary MacKillop’s feast day, let us celebrate how she was a woman who raised the powers of love in her time and continues to inspire us to do the same in our day.  Love was at the heart of all that Mary did. She recognised that the source of her love had its origin in God. She knew deeply within her that:

 

God is love and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
1 John 4:16

From this spiritual source, she drew the energy to be a heartbeat of God’s love in the world especially for those most disadvantaged in our society.

 

Mary loved all with an undivided heart. As Pope John Paul II said during his 1995 visit to Australia for her beatification:

Mother Mary’s life speaks eloquently because it was firmly anchored in something for which every human heart longs: inner peace, that peace that comes from knowing that one is loved by God and from the desire to respond to God’s love.  Pope John Paul II – 20.1.1995

 

On this feast day may you be inspired like Saint Mary MacKillop to make a difference in someone’s life by raising the powers of love through an act of everyday kindness.

 

May your day be filled with the joy and love that filled the heart of Saint Mary MacKillop.

Preparations are well under way for our whole school production Alice in Wonderland Jnr. Crafternoons have been a huge success and the rehearsals are well under way and everything is looking and sounding fantastic!

 

Thank you to 5/6 NE who prepared such an engaging and informative assembly today. The presenters spoke with such confidence and clarity. Well done!

 

Killester College has kindly invited parents of Grade 5/6 students to a Cybersafety Information Evening “It’s An Online World’ with Susan McLean on Tuesday, 20th August at 7.30pm. Tickets are free and purchased from the link below.

http://www.trybooking.com/BEGHL

 

Finally, I ask that we keep Patrika Rowley in our prayers over the weekend. She is recovering well and hopes to be back at work in the next 2-3 weeks. She has enjoyed reading all the lovely messages that have been sent. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend and more importantly keep safe and warm!
Kind regards,

James Gow

Important Term 3 Dates

Important Dates

For all upcoming important dates/events click here

 

Please note that our Production day for Alice in Wonderland Junior is Friday, September 13th. School will finish for students at 2:30pm to allow for sufficient break and meal time for all. On this day, the students will travel by bus to Nazareth College during the Day for a final dress rehearsal. The students will return to school by 2:00 pm for the finish at 2:30pm. There will also be a bump in day the day before, Thursday 12th for the set and crew.

 

Please note that we have 2 closure days at the end of Term 3. This is for our biannual staff conference with our partner schools. Thursday, September 19th and Friday, September 20th. Please make arrangements for these 2 days. The after school care program will be available on these 2 days. You can contact the after school care program on 0423 766 886 to enrol or make arrangements.

 

The last day of Term 3 is Wednesday, 18th September and school will finish at 2.30pm.

Important announcements

Catholic School Parents Newsletter Victoria

Click here to access the Catholic School Parents Victoria Newsletter for Term 3!

Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party!

 

Come and join us today - A place where young minds are set alight! Spread the news if you know anyone looking to enrol for 2020!!!!
 

 

CALL 9546 0044 TO BOOK YOUR UNIQUE TOUR TODAY

We welcome you to be part of our Catholic community where multi-faith and multicultural people enrich learning. A Catholic School's purpose ensures learning is an adventure of discovery, possibilities and friendship where young minds are set alight. 

 

Where children grow academically and as caring young people. Each lesson is the pursuit of a new frontier. Our mission is much more than to help your child pass a test. It is to help shape their hearts and minds for a lifetime of success. We are focused on educating your children in the fullest sense. It is the success of our students that makes it all worth the effort. For us each day is an adventure too. When they leave our care we want to know that they are best equipped to leave their mark on the world.

It is within this community where we believe everyone has the opportunity to flourish and be known as who they are.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v9nAqcQpouQAakhGs76Q4WxhaHHtUqjH/view

 

Congratulations Sid!

Congratulations to Sid Samuel who recently joined Catholic School Parents Victoria as a member delegate to represent the voice and perspective of parents in Catholic education. 

Excellent work Sid!

Book Week 2019 is coming...

Children's Book Council of Australia Book Week 2019

Theme: Reading is My Secret Power

Dates: 17 - 23 August 2019

Stay tuned for more exciting events to come!!!!!

Confirmation

Confirmation (Res & StA): Confirmation notifications have been sent out. If you have not received one for your child please contact the Parish Office urgently on 9701 5899 (Resurrection) or 9546 8276 (St Anthony's)

High Expectations

 

Attendance is Important - every day!

 

Bullying. No Way!

 

Kids Helpline

 

Photo: “Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.” Saint Anthony of Padua

Learning Space Update

Photo: “Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.” Saint Anthony of Padua

The 3/4s went to the Melbourne Zoo!

Melbourne Zoo Immersion

 

We had a wonderful and wild event at the Melbourne Zoo. Year 3/4 students were being immersed into the animals’ experiences within the zoo. We are learning about the importance of maintaining the world’s geographical features to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s biomes and ecosystems. 

 

Students’ highlights of the experience:

 

When a butterfly landed on my hand. It was so small and felt weird being on my hand but I loved this experience. (Daniel 3/4BA)

 

I enjoyed visiting the seals’ aquarium because they were speedily swimming within their pool and flipping onto their backs. I also liked the seal that was sitting on the rock and flapping his flipper at me.(Martin 3/4BA)

 

My highlight was orangutans climbing down the pole and doing the ninja warrior course in their habitat. There was also another orangutan hiding underneath the blanket because it was shy. (Andy Mbati 3/4NG)

 

Iona: My highlight of the zoo was the baboon because they were hilarious and funny and cute and cuter than a dog. They were hilarious when they showed tried to climb up trees but kept on falling. (Iona Byju 3/4NG)

 

I saw lots of animals,my favorite animal was the koala,I loved how they rummaged around their entire habitat.(Aditi Rao 3/4LI)

 

My mum came to the Melbourne zoo with us. It took an hour to get there. (Brett Lee 3/4LI)

 

I liked seeing the seals and penguins. (Omal Nathan, 3/4LI)

 

The lions and orangutans were my favourite part of the zoo as they kept staring at me! (Mathew 3/4FI)

 

The sea animals were the best as I could see the seals and penguins in the water doing tricks. (Jackson 3/4BA)


 

What we learnt:

Corroboree Frogs are endangered because they are getting a disease which is covering their skin. As they need their skin to breathe and drink this is stopping them from living.

(Laura and Kolu 3/4BA)

 

Tasmanian Devil’s greet one another by biting each other’s faces. Unfortunately, this is how  they are becoming endangered because this is spreading a life threatening disease amongst their population. (Calvin 3/4BA)

 

When we went to the Royal Melbourne Zoo, we learnt that phones (not smartphones) had a chemical which is also found in trees.We also learnt about the Tazzy devil which had cancer on its face and that cancer can make the Tazzy devils starve as well as not breathe. When Tazzy devils meet each other, they bite each other in the face and the disease spreads. We also learnt about an animal called Collared Peccary and it's an omnivore, size of a pig, hunts in groups and it hunts for lions. (Luke Shenoy 3/4NG)

 

On Thursday the 1st of August, I went to the best zoo ever. We went there to look at the endangered animals. My favourite was the big cats but they were hiding. I was so scared of the snakes but was brave and held one. (Anok Kuany 3/4NG)

 

On Thursday the 1st of August, the year 3/4 students and teachers went to the Melbourne zoo. I saw a lot of animals and I liked the butterflies because their habitat was warm. One butterfly flew to my chest! We walked so much that my legs were hurting and hurting. (Tavleen Garcha 3/4 LI)

3/4 BA/AN

3/4 FI

3/4 LI

Photo: Learning together in perfect harmony

In praise of ...

Photo: Learning together in perfect harmony

In praise of...

... the students in 1/2 KO who displayed exemplary manners to adult visitors and spoke confidently about their learning this week. 

 

Well done! 

Photo: Small, focused intentional group teaching, self directed people, learning what they need. People not data.

Learning and Teaching News

Photo: Small, focused intentional group teaching, self directed people, learning what they need. People not data.

Learning and Teaching Update

Dear parents and families

 

The last two weeks have been very busy with lots of interesting things happening in all levels. This term, we are inquiring into the topic ‘We are Curious and Creative’,  as our students get involved in the highly creative process of theatre with the production ‘Alice in Wonderland’. 

 

The Prep students have been curious about ‘Our Community’ and all those who help us in the community. They have been very fortunate to have had many incursions including the Police, SES, Ambulance and a nurse visit. 

 

The year 1/2 students are inquiring into the ‘common good’ of the community and how the wellbeing of all can be improved if everyone works together. They have also had an incursion by the St Johns Ambulance to learn about First Aid.

 

In year 3/4, the students have been inquiring into the consequences of decisions and actions made by humans in light of human dignity. The students had a fantastic excursion to the zoo and will be furthering their learning through many rich projects they will be doing through the term.

In year 5/6, the students have been inquiring into ‘How can we use our God given gifts to be curious and creative in our community’? They have been looking at symbols that shape our faith identity.

Much of this learning is through the very engaging process of inquiry.

Have a safe and restful weekend!

 

Glennis Kerr

Teaching and Learning Leader

Photo: St Anthony’s Parish and St Anthony’s Primary School hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as central and fundamental responsibilities of the Church. St Anthony’s is fully compliant with all policies in relation to Child Safety. These documents ensure compliance with the Victorian Government Child Safety Standards which took effect on 1 January 2017 and reflect our Parishes’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that all children are safe, happy and empowered.

Wellbeing News

Photo: St Anthony’s Parish and St Anthony’s Primary School hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as central and fundamental responsibilities of the Church. St Anthony’s is fully compliant with all policies in relation to Child Safety. These documents ensure compliance with the Victorian Government Child Safety Standards which took effect on 1 January 2017 and reflect our Parishes’ ongoing commitment to ensuring that all children are safe, happy and empowered.

Wellbeing update

At St. Anthony's we promote gender equality and accept every member of our community just the way they are. We encourage both our boys and girls to follow their dreams and to have the same opportunities in their life.

 

Photo: We are committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.

Parish News

Photo: We are committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.

Ask, Search and Knock

A certain prayer master advised his listeners to adopt the APR program when they pray. When the listeners asked what the acronym meant, he said with a smile, “Be aggressive. Be persistent. Be reasonable.” There is another acronym: PUSH; Pray Until Something Happens. When everything seems to go wrong, just PUSH. When the job gets you down, just PUSH. When people don't react the way you think they should, PUSH. When people just don't understand you, just PUSH. So be persistent. Never stop asking. Never stop knocking. Those who do not knock, will never find out what is on the other side of the door.

 

Have a good week, Brian, Martin, Vicki & Garry

 

RCIA at St Anthony's

RCIA at St Anthony's Have you or someone you know ever considered becoming a Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a way of exploring your faith as a way to a deeper relationship with God in the Catholic Church. If you or anyone you know is interested in furthering your faith journey with us, inquiring sessions will lead by Moira Ryan on Wednesday 16th & 23rd July 2019 at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre. RCIA programs will commence on Sunday, 28th July 2019 at 10.30am Mass. If you're interested and would you like to know more, please contact Sr Nga on 9546 8276 or email srnganguyen@stanthonysparish.net

Transport Required

Transport Required (RES) We have a couple who live locally and require transport to Mass on the weekend. No preference for Mass time. Please contact the Parish Office for details if you can assist.

St Anthony's Parish Prayer

St. Anthony, patron of our parish, loyal servant of God, faithful follower of Jesus: You taught by word and deed, the message of the Gospel. Teach us to live the Gospel values as you did. Enlighten our minds in search of God's will. Inspire us to be a prayerful community, ever reaching out to and cherishing our neighbour. Help us proclaim God's love and live what we proclaim. AMEN.

Photo: ”Encourage one another and build one another up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ‘In a Catholic School young people are empowered to develop as optimistic global citizens capable of articulating their beliefs and worldview in light of the Catholic faith and tradition’. Horizons of Hope. Wellbeing in a Catholic School.

Religious Education News

Photo: ”Encourage one another and build one another up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ‘In a Catholic School young people are empowered to develop as optimistic global citizens capable of articulating their beliefs and worldview in light of the Catholic faith and tradition’. Horizons of Hope. Wellbeing in a Catholic School.

Religious Education News

 

Perfmorming Arts News

First rehearsal

Our first technical rehearsal was yesterday ❤️ and everyone was so excited. 
Our students have expressed their joy, the cast were especially excited to be performing with all children yesterday. We couldn't wait to see how far the cast had come in so little time. Everyone was amazing!
In the true spirit of our protagonist Alice, every person yesterday was invited ‘to fall down the rabbit hole’, to experience with a sense of wonder and curiosity. Our day was a little different and chaotic (that's creativity), it was tiring and tested us, but rest assured, it all comes good in the end, that is the magic of theatre (and the many hours of rehearsing to get it right).
HAVE FUN ST ANTHONY’S WE BELIEVE IN YOU🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Ms Victoria

 

Visual Arts News

Art Club!

We have started a lunch time Art Club! It's each Wednesday at the beginning of second recess, all welcome.

Level 3/4 Art class has begun Set work for 'Alice'. Here they are working on the flowers for the Mad Hatters Tea Party and as well as beginning paper mache tree roots for the large tree, when Alice falls down the rabbit hole.

Foundation Art has seen the students begin the Textiles Unit, deconstructing hessian and threading colorful feathers; making their very individual fingerprint picture; and trying the beginnings of quilling by making a paper curl sheep! Go Foundation!

 

Community Announcements

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Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party

 

Sunsmart

 

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