CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN SALE
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
We are delighted with how well our children are settling into their routines and working well. Online assessments are being carried out to inform teachers about student learning and to guide their planning for the remainder of the term. We encourage parents to continue conversations with teachers about their child and to maintain the relationships strengthened during the Remote Schooling period.
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Friday October 23rd will be the Grand Final Day Public holiday and a school closure day. Children are invited to wear their team’s footy colours on Thursday October 22nd. We look forward to a colourful day.
Book Week also begins next week and will roll over into the following week with Dress Up Day scheduled for Friday October 30th. This will allow families time to gather costumes.
The theme for Book Week is: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.
This year’s theme of “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds” looks to conjure thoughts of nature, jungles, sea creatures and dinosaurs, of imaginary and mythological animals, and of adventurers, explorers and scientists. We look forward to seeing the children in their costumes and enjoying a great day. Unfortunately, there will be no Whole School Parade on this day in light of the current COVID 19 context. Book week activities will take place within individual classrooms.
We ask families to notify the school if they are planning not to return in 2021. We have a number of children on waiting lists across year levels and are working towards confirming class sizes for 2021. Families are asked to contact reception via email or phone. Thank you.
Just a reminder that school gates open at 8.30am, with yard supervision starting at this time.
We thank families for supporting our staggered start and finishing times. We continue to remind families to observe the traffic signs located around the school boundaries, particularly near the school drop off zone. I congratulate children for using the pedestrian crossings appropriately.
Just a reminder to families that although Remote Schooling has ended and children are not spending as much time on devices for learning, it is still important to monitor what and how children are using social media and games to connect with others. The e-safety website provides excellent tips for supporting children to use technology safely.
This week, we have started trialling Behaviour Record sheets to monitor behaviours in the playground. We will be able to monitor patterns of behaviour and where they occur in an effort to support children while playing and to remind students of our School Wide Expectations of Respect, Resilience and Safety. There are opportunities to record positive and challenging behaviours by individuals and groups of students.
Anita and Staff
Permission for outdoor Masses
Diocesan Administrator Fr Peter Slater having gained further understanding on the phrase “outdoor religious gathering” received the welcomed news that, YES outdoor Masses are permitted, for up to 10 people, and, are to be celebrated adjacent to the Church – as long as Covid 19 directives are followed, concerning spacing, hygiene and personal contact.
This news will delight so many who have been waiting patiently for an opportunity to attend Mass again. Fr Edwin, myself and Deacon Jithin share our delight as well and advise these masses will commence immediately.
Parishioners are encouraged to phone and make your booking on Mondays or Fridays, speaking directly to parish secretary Clare O'Brien 51 444100 between the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Having your booking processed through one person means, should your preferred day be unavailable, Clare will advise you immediately and invite you to select an alternate day.
Our outdoor Masses will be each Tues, Weds, Thurs and Friday at 9.30am The altar will be located near the kitchen door entrance, with Chairs for 10 in place, meeting the social distancing requirements.
All are required to sign a form, sanitise hands, and masks are to be worn at all times.
When going to communion, communicants are asked to kindly observe
– required distancing is maintained in the queue
– Mask are to be worn.
– Sanitise hands at a dispensing station before coming to receive Holy Communion
– Engage in the dialogue and receive the Host in the hand, and to wear the mask.
– Step several meters to one side, and away from the priest.
– Remove one side of the mask to place the Host in your mouth with the other hand
– Reposition the mask.
– Return to your seat via a different pathway.
For practical reasons, if it's raining or excessively windy, there will be no public Mass on that day.
We are grateful to Fr Peter Slater for gaining this understanding and delighted you can join us for daily Mass.
Fr Edwin, Deacon Jithin and myself have longed for our coming together again around the table of the Lord. Welcome! It will be great to have your with us. God is good all the time!
Remember to look out for each other, a simple phone call, the delivery of the bulletin, a kindly word shared - means so much to the lonely and frightened among us.
With love and prayers for all
CatholicCare Gippsland is currently seeking two full time or part time positions:
Community Development Worker and Family Counsellor to join our Bushfire Response team to support, address and provide paths of assistance to people affected by grief and trauma within the bushfire affected regions in East Gippsland.
These are exciting positions that can include counselling to individuals, couples and families, group facilitation and liaising with key stakeholders.
As part of these two positions the Bushfire Response program will provide an outreach mobile service to the community, with a particular focus on remote townships using a CatholicCare especially fitted out vehicle
For a detailed position description, go to: http://www.ccam.org.au/page/58/careers. Applications close on COB Wednesday 2 November, 2020 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line, a cover letter explaining your experience in-line with the position description, and your resume. Enquiries can be directed to the HR team on (03) 9287 5584.
We ask families to notify the school if they are planning not to return in 2021. We have a number of children on waiting lists across year levels and are working towards confirming class sizes for 2021. Families are asked to contact reception via email or phone.
These students will receive their awards in their classrooms.
|Foundation B||Lily Williamson, Harry Ieradi & Ben Armstrong|
|Foundation BM||Ava Berkelmans & Ayla Fehst|
|Grade 1I||Parker Jagielka, Mia Cutrupi & Ava Williams|
Jobe Walker, William Bendall & Noah Lock
|Grade 2G||Emme Johnson & Charlie Brooks|
|Grade 2H||Bella Campbell & Kailin Smith|
|Grade 3AP||Grace Wicks, Pyper Visser|
|Grade 4A||Ava Burgess, Ava Armstrong & Will Foster|
|Grade 4G||Izzy Ramirez, Milly Whykes & Nate Brady|
|Grade 5C||Edward Austin & Brooke Kelly|
|Grade 5MC||Mitchell Dihood & Aleesha Littlemore|
|Grade 6B||James Arnup|
|Grade 6PB||Justin Manning|
And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in bands of cloth
and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn.
(Luke 2: 7-8)
TERM 4 - Monday 5th October - Thursday 17th December
|Term 4||Friday 23rd October (Grand Final)|
|Tuesday 3rd November (Melbourne Cup)|
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
|Term 4||Monday 2nd November|
|Friday 18th December|
2021 SCHOOL TERMS
TERM 1 - Thursday 28th January - Thursday 1st April
TERM 2 - Monday 19th April - Friday 25th June
TERM 3 - Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
TERM 4 - Monday 4th October - Friday 17th December
ParentZone Gippsland is offering the following free programs this term:
Let’s Talk about Parenting including a Dads Matter and a Parenting Teens program, Breaking the Cycle, Homework Club, and for Latrobe families – Storytime (online supported playgroup).
In addition we are excited to offer 5 single session parenting groups to Gippsland families:
- Understanding your child’s behaviour, Wednesday 14th October
- Risky Business: Tough Conversation with Teens, Wednesday 21st October
- Parenting Pre-schoolers, Monday 30th November
- Parenting Anxious Kids, Monday 7th December
- Self-Care for Parents, Monday 14th December
Parents/carers can register for one session, a few sessions, or all sessions!
To register a parent/carer please contact ParentZone Gippsland on 5135 9555 or email Parentzone.Gippsland@anglicarevic.org.au.
Please click on the following direct link to download a copy https://www.anglicarevic.org.