St. Peter's Primary School Newsletter

31 January 2020
Issue One
Message from the Principal
Important Dates, Reminders and Announcements
Extra Community Information
Camp Australia 2020
Saint Peter's Primary School
(03) 9544 3032
16 Mary Street
Clayton, Victoria, 3168

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Week 1 Term 1

Welcome  to our first newsletter of the year! A Happy New Year to you all, and a special Happy New Year those who have celebrated the Lunar New Year this week. 


A big welcome to the new families who have joined our school in 2020. To all our new students in Foundation (Prep)- it was wonderful to see all your smiling faces on the first day! We also have new students in Year 2- we welcome you to the St Peter's community.


Important dates

We value the partnership that we have with our families. To continue to build them, we have introduced information sessions for each level. These will be held on Wednesday 5 February at  the following times: Foundation - Grade 2 5pm-5:30pm; Grade 3/4 5:30pm-6pm; Grade 5/6 6-6:30pm. Parents and students are invited as we have made these sessions part of a 'Welcome BBQ'.  A sausage in bread will be available for everyone, and some fun games to be played on the basketball court. We look forward to seeing all families at this event.

There will be an opportunity for an individual 'Meet and Greet' with your child's class teacher the following week, Wednesday 12 February.

You will need to book online at  using the code t5gxe to make a time. This is a valuable time where you can talk about your child, letting the class teacher know about their strengths and areas for growth.


Thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate our way through learning about Coronavirus. We are following Department of Health and Human Services guidelines to ensure we minimise any risk to the St Peter's community. The last advice, received Thursday morning, was communicated to all parents via email the same day. We ask for your support in following their recommendation. This recommendation is that parents/guardians/carers of students should ensure that any returning student is isolated at home and should not attend school for 14 days

following exposure to any confirmed novel  coronavirus case or after leaving Hubei Province. The Chief Health Officer’s current advice is that staff and students do not need to be isolated at home if they have recently travelled in other parts of China or other countries and are not showing any symptoms of the virus.

Soap and hand sanitiser is in every classroom and toilet, and staff have ensured students know the importance of following good personal  hygiene and are being extra vigilant in ensuring students follow these instructions.

Assembly 2020

Due to a change in the school specialist timetable, our fortnightly assembly will be on a Friday afternoon this year.  All are welcome to join us at 3pm where student awards are presented and learning from class rooms is shared. The first assembly will be on Friday 14 February. Teachers will let you know when your child's class will be showcasing their learning.


A change of staff has occurred since students finished in December.


I congratulate Michael Fitzsimmons on his appointment as STEM Leader at St Simon’s Primary School in Rowville and wish him all the best in his new role.


I am very happy to announce we have appointed Ms Sarah Russell as class teacher. Sarah worked as a Relief teacher at St Peter’s in 2019 so we are fortunate that she is familiar with staff and students.  Sarah is very excited to be teaching the 1/2 class at St Peter’s in 2020 and has been meeting with other staff over the holidays to ensure a smooth transition. Welcome Sarah!


We also welcome new Learning Support Officers -Ana Giorlando and Sri Punyamurtula. They will be supporting students with their learning across  the school so please make them welcome.


We ask that all families enter and leave the school through the side gate. The office is a busy place and we need to ensure that Bec and Margaret can answer queries and talk on the telephone. Of course, if you need to talk to our wonderful office staff, come in the front door.


As we start a new year it is important that all Care Monkey profiles are up to date and that any Asthma or allergy medication (Epipen/Claratyne/Zyrtec) is given to the class teacher along with a plan signed by a doctor. This should be done as soon as possible.

Uniform Reminder

All students should be wearing summer uniform in Term 1.

For girl this is:

Green checked dress or green culottes with St Peter’s short sleeve yellow polo top

St Peter’s green bomber jacket

white socks

Black school shoes

Green legionnaires cap


For boys:

Grey shorts

St Peter’s short sleeve yellow polo top

St Peter’s green bomber jacket

Grey socks

Black school shoes

Green legionnaires cap


Sports uniform, including sports shoes, should only be worn on Sports days as advised by your class teacher. We ask for your support in ensuring your child is wearing the correct uniform and representing the community of St Peter's respectfully and with pride.

I look forward to meeting everyone at our events over the next 2 weeks.


Have a good week.

Sharon Daujat



Important Dates, Reminders and Announcements

Dates for 2020



Wed 5th ~ Information evenings / Welcome BBQ (for all year levels)

Wed 12th ~ Meet and Greet ( please see Message from Principal for booking details)

Friday 14th ~ 3pm Assembly

Thursday 20th ~ Reconciliation Information Evening (for eligible students in Year 3)

Sunday 23rd ~ Clayton Festival (St Peter's School has a stand and our Ukelele group are performing)

Friday 28th  ~ 3pm Assembly

Sunday 1st  ~ 9:30 am ~ Presentation mass for Sacrament of Reconciliation candidates.


Friday 13th ~ 3pm Assembly

Friday 27th  ~ Last day of Term 1 Students finish 3:25 pm

2020 Term Dates for students

(Dates are subject to alteration)

Term 1   30th Jan -  27th March

Term 2  14th April - 26th June

Term 3  13th July - 18th Sept

Term 4   5th Oct - 17th Dec


Thank you to those parents who have already asked about paying school fees.


Please note that invoices for fees will be sent out later next week.... STAY TUNED!

CSEF Funding

If you are the holder of a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Health Care Card you may be eligible to receive a small grant from the Government which will be put towards the costs of your child's excursion, swimming or camp fees each year.

Please see Margaret in the office for an application form prior to  February 15th.

If families applied for this benefit last year, they will automatically be processed again - in this instance there is no need to reapply.

Two car seats needed

Does anyone have an approved forward-facing child car seat with an inbuilt harness or a booster seat at home that they no longer require?

We have a family who has recently moved to Australia and joined our St Peter's family who need two car seats. They would greatly appreciate it if there was anyone who was able to donate a no longer needed car seat.

Please see Ms K if you can help.

Extra Community Information

Music Lessons at 
St Peter's School

If you are interested in booking your child into music lessons at St Peter's, please speak to Bec or Margaret in the office to collect a form, or call 0401 951 592 to discuss your child's interests.

Goodstart Early Learning, Clayton


Murray Street Early Learning Centre, Clayton


Karate Classes


Clayton Library Activities

Italian Collection and Storytime at Clayton Library

The Clayton Library offers books, magazines and audiobooks in Italian for both children and adults. Mulgrave Library also offers a selection of books and magazines for adult readers. Whether readers are learning the language or wish to read for sheer enjoyment, the collection offers a range of titles and genres.

* Over 1700 print items to borrow

* Classics and recent titles
* Popular magazines

* Newspapers to read in the Clayton library

Storytime in Italian is held monthly at Clayton Library and is ideal for families with young children who value maintaining Italian as a second or family language.

For Storytime dates or to search the library catalogue visit:


Victorian School of Languages


Camp Australia 2020

Camp Australia News

Welcome to the new school year!

A very warm welcome to everyone, and a special welcome to families new to the school and our program.


At Camp Australia, we provide an engaging and supportive outside of school hours space for children to play, connect, learn and grow. We work together with your school community to deliver a tailored program that is designed to bring out the very best in each individual child. Creating a unique place where children can practice real-life skills in a fun, exciting environment that challenges them to succeed. In our sessions, children will be provided with a healthy snack while given time to relax, socialise with friends and learn some life skills along the way. Come to the OSHC room to meet the friendly team and discover how we can help your family.



It’s FREE to Register.
To attend our program, you must register your child. You can register an account with us at Once registered, it’s easy to make bookings and manage your booking options online via our parent portal. If eligible, to help you with the cost of child care, you may be entitled to receive the Australian Government Child Care Subsidy. Visit to find out more.


Program Details

For more information on our service and fees, visit our website If you prefer to speak to us, you can contact our Customer Care Team, available to support families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - except for National Public Holidays. Alternatively, you’re welcome to visit us in service and chat with our qualified Educators about the Camp Australia program at your child’s school.


We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

From the Team at Camp Australia


St. Peter's Primary School Newsletter