- Message from the Principal
- Term Dates, Public Holidays and School Closure Dates
- Important Dates Regarding Buses
- News from the Library
- Book Week Dress Up Day Monday 23rd August
- Book Fair Coloring Competition
- Spelling bee FCB winners
- 2MB I Wish Poems
- Merit Awards
- Second Hand Uniform Shop
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
This term all classes have participated in a spelling bee. The top 3 students from each grade will progress to a year level “grand final”. This will be held over the coming week. The top two competition winners from Grade 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to compete in the Wellington Vicspell competition to be held on Friday 27th August at Heyfield Primary School.
Yr6 Basketball Challenge
Our Yr6 students have worked hard to organise a basketball challenge during their lunch hour.
They have been totally responsible for managing teams, umpiring and times to participate. We congratulate them on their initiative.
Just a reminder for all students to wear their tied back if below shoulder length. Students are wearing their Winter form so well, with a few reminders to keep shirts tidy. The winter uniform is a smart uniform and should be worn proudly.
We remind students to wear the white socks with the sports uniform and to ensure that branding is not visible.
Sneakers are only to be worn on allocated sports uniform days.
School Advisory Committee:
It is our intention to hold a school advisory Meeting prior to the end of term. Emails will be sent with the intention of having a google meet on Tuesday, August 31st at 7pm.
Don't forget that Monday is our annual Book Week dress up day. The theme for book week this year is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. Children can come dressed up according to this theme or as a book character.
COVID-19 testing and unwell students
Please do not send your children to school if they are feeling unwell or who have COVID-19 symptoms. They should get tested and are asked to not attend the school until their symptoms resolve.
If anyone in your family is tested for COVID-19, please keep all of your children who attend St Thomas’ at home. They can return to school once negative test results are received.
Thank you for your continued support in remaining offsite while visitor restrictions are in place. We are so impressed with the way our younger students are able to say goodbye at the gate and take themselves to class. If for any reason you do need to enter the school please come via the reception, sign in via QR code and be wearing a mask.
St Thomas’ continues to educate our children on the importance of good hand and respiratory hygiene and promotes regular hand washing and sanitising. We continue to have additional cleaning throughout the day.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR BUSES 2021
Friday 17th September Last day of term 3. Buses leave at 2.20pm instead of 3.20pm
Monday 4th October First Day of Term 4
Tuesday 2nd November Melbourne Cup Day NO BUSES RUNNING
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded age champions for our recent athletics carnival:
9 Year Old Champions: Kailin Smith and Jack McLay
10 Year Old Champions: Maddy Mizzi and Kai Boyle
11 Year Old Champions: Taylah Mizzi and Max McLay
12/13 Year Old Champions: Ashly Reid and Jack Armstrong
Theresa House was victorious once again, winning the overall house trophy. The SSV District Athletics Carnival will take place on Tuesday 7th September at Gippsland Grammar senior campus. Students who have qualified for this event will be notified and receive further information next week.
The Hoop Time District Basketball competition has been rescheduled for early next term. We look forward to giving our basketball teams the opportunity to play on the following dates:
Grade 5/6 : Thursday 14th October
Grade 3/4 : Friday 15th October
|Grade FCB||Emmy Sanders & Theo Dos Santos|
|Grade 1MI||Isaac Kingston, Addison Morelli & Harmynie Lange|
|Grade 2MB||Layla Smolenaars & Billy Wilson|
|Grade 2MG||Poppy Fowler & Abby Missen|
|Grade 3AP||Oliver Bateman & Lila Bristow|
|Grade 4KG||Thomas De Nobile, Jasmine McCarthy & Sam Duffield|
|Grade 5CG||Aishah Tirhazouine & Hamish Scott|
|Grade 6BL||Claire Leahy, Josh Duffield, Isabelle Haskew & 6BL|
|Grade 6PB||Bill Douthat, Georgia Ronchi & Manu Shiju|
Ritchies are about to complete the transition to the new Ritchies Card Loyalty program.
Payment amounts will be made using the data generated from the new Ritchies Card from July 2021.
Please make sure you have downloaded the new Ritchies Loyalty app.