Sacred Heart Primary School 1 Clifton Grove Preston Newsletter

20 February 2020
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Students are at the Heart of everything we do!

Principal News
Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 
Classroom News 
Dates to Remember  
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Sacred Heart Primary School
03 9487 1001
1 Clifton Grove
Preston, VIC, 3072

Principal News

Dear Sacred Heart Community

As I do most mornings, yesterday I visited the classrooms to see what was happening and how the day had started. I also try and do this after each recess and lunch break, to see how the transition from yard to classroom has progressed. Yesterday, as I visited our two Year One/Two classes, I witnessed the three teachers involved in explicit teaching with a group of students enthusiastically involved in their learning. I hope these three images go some way to conveying the great teaching and learning that was taking place yesterday, at around 11.40 am.


Meet the three new students who have joined us in Year Three this year. Hansvi, Andrianna and Evelyn have settled into their new school, like they have been here since Year Prep. All three girls display an ever present smile, and are always with friends. We are so happy to have you in our school girls.


As are all birthdays, so was Maria's birthday earlier this week a very happy occasion. What made the celebration even more special was the beautiful cake that one of our mum's, Kanza made for the occasion. Pictured below are the birthday girl and Kanza's two children, Areesh and Rahim with the delicious cake.


Opening of the School Year Mass

We look forward to celebrating as a school, and wider parish community, the Opening of our 2020 School Year Mass this Sunday at 10.30 am. At the conclusion of Mass, light refreshments will be served in the school multi purpose room. We would love to see as many families as possible in attendance at this important celebration. A reminder, that the Mass is an opportunity or all our families to come together no matter their faith practices, to celebrate what we have in common.


Yours Sincerely

Mark Tierney




Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 

Religious Education News

All around the world, Catholics begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The ancient ritual of having damp ashes smudged on our foreheads serve as a physical reminder of the invitation to refocus on God’s abundant love. Pope Francis reminds us that small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God’s love best.  Ask your child what small acts of kindness they have done or will be doing to prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus? (Easter Sunday)

Week One of Lent: Theme Opening Our Hearts

As a family, take it in turn to share a favourite story about a random act of kindness.


Next Wednesday March 26th marks the beginning of Lent. Students in Years 3-6 will be attending mass with our parishioners at 9:10am. Our students in Year Prep and 1/2 will receive the ashes during a special paraliturgy .





Project Compassion: Caritas
Let's Go Further Together!


Lent also marks the beginning of Project Compassion where we raise money to allow Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice.
We encourage all families to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion. Our Social Justice Group will be providing more information next week on fundraising activities and the work that Caritas does to help those in need.




Behaviour Management

Currently our school is in the process of reviewing our Behaviour Management Policy. This term we are looking at our current school rules to ascertain whether they are appropriate for us in 2020 and beyond and if changes need to be made. Please discuss the school rules with your child as we value input from students, staff and parents.

School Rules:

1. Move around the school in a safe and quiet way.

2. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

3. Speak politely to people without swearing or using hurtful language.

4. Allow others to work and play without interruptions.

5. Follow instructions first time given.

6. One person speaks at a time.

7. Respect people, equipment and property.

CD Launch Photos.

We have three photo orders from last year's CD launch and two orders do not have a name on them. Please see Jenny if you ordered photos and did not receive them.

Keep the Date Free: Bunnings BBQ
Saturday 18th April.

We have been fortunate to secure a Bunnings BBQ date this year. It will be the first Saturday in Term 2 so please keep this date free to help. The more the merrier and it is a great way to promote our school.

Classroom News 

P-2 News

This week the P-2 students thought about what makes their heart full. They came up with many things that make their hearts full, but the main thing that fills our P-2 students hearts is their family, friends, love, kindness and when people show them they care.  



Discovery Learning in the P-2 Space

P-2 spend their mornings participating and engaging in 'Discovery Learning'. During this time, the students have the opportunity to use their critical and creative thinking skills, to create, design, build, challenge themselves and improve their fine and gross motor skills. It is also a time where the students can develop their speaking and listening skills, through interactions with their peers and working together to complete tasks. 


Please watch this space, as our new and improve 'Discovery Learning Center' makes it way to the P-2 area. Big things are coming! 



P-2 Need your help! 

If you have any old, small appliances at home and would like to donate them to P-2 'Discovery Learning Center' could you please bring them in to either Bethany, Alexandra or Ann we would really appreciate it!



Very Snuggly Quilt Program

This year, as a school, we will be participating in the Very Snuggly Quilt Program. This program supports many children at the Royal Children's Hospital, by giving the child a quilt that has been made by volunteers. Children who are long stay patients receive the quilt and this is often a happy moment in what can be a difficult time in their lives. In line with the Good Samaritan values of our school, this is a way for the students to be involved with giving back to the community. On Tuesday 3rd of March, Josephine (Coordinator of The Very Snuggly Quilt Program) will come and speak with the students, the students will then draw a picture on a square of fabric. The fabric squares will then be put together with some other bright children's fabric to become a quilt. The photo below is an example of a quilt to be donated to the program.

Say tuned for more information once we get started on the quilt blocks. 

Denise Esposito (Y3/4 Teacher)




Dates to Remember  

Dates to Remember 

Term 1 - 28th January - 27th March


Please note that our Year Prep students do not attend school on Wednesday in the month of February

23rd Feb, Sunday 10.30am - Opening of the School Year Mass

27th Feb, Thursday 2.30pm - Whole School Assembly


3rd March, Tuesday - Very Snuggly Quilt Program 11.30

9th March, Monday - Labour Day

15th March, Sunday 10:30am - Reconciliation Commitment Mass 

15th March - Catholic Education Week

19th March, Thursday -  Open Day

25th March, Wednesday - School Photos

26th March, Thursday 2.30pm - Whole School Assembly

26th March, Thursday Y3/4 Sleepover

27th March, Friday - Last day of Term 1pm finish. 


Term 2


10th April - Good Friday

12th April - Easter Sunday

13th April - Easter Monday

20th April - 22nd April Monday- Wednesday Year 5/6 camp


4th May - Monday St Johns Ambulance lessons

26th May - Tuesday  7:00pm Sacrament of  First Reconciliation 

Term 3 


26th July - Sunday 10:30am First Eucharist Commitment Mass


9th August - Sunday 10.30 - Y5/6 Confirmation 


13th September - Sunday  10:30am Sacrament of First Eucharist

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Extend Update

 Next Week's Activities:


Cooking: Fruit Pie Making


Science: Steel Wool Experiment 


Cooking: Apple Crumble


Making Sorbet


Art: Japanese Cherry Blossom Painting


The Extend Superstar is…

Tom and Ryan… for using great hands on skills, being creative and resourceful!


What’s Been Happening?

At Extend we celebrated Valentine’s Day and made some lovely crafts and pictures for our families and loved ones. This was a special time to reflect and say thank you to the people around us. 


We kneaded our own dough to cook up our own pizza. Our choc-banana muffins were both healthy and delicious. Sushi was a crowd favourite. We filled our sushi with yummy vegetables and learnt how to fold up the nori seaweed.


In before school care we moulded our own clay, created some unique crafts, and even designed our own terracotta pot plants, whipped up our own healthy breakfasts and enjoyed rounds of ping-pong. 


Our sherbet was sour and tantalised our taste buds, we learnt that bicarbonate soda has a very unique sour taste when mixed with other ingredients. A lot of concentration was required when we painted our plaster sculptures… there were aliens, UFO’s, vehicles and even dinosaurs! Lucky we all have a steady hand when painting!


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