- Message from the Principal
- Term Dates, Public Holidays and School Closure Dates
- Important Dates Regarding Buses
- TERM 4 2021 INTERIM AMENDMENT CONCESSION
- Archibald Prize Exhibition - Archie After School
- Summah Coleman - Making new friends during Covid-19
- Merit Awards
- Second Hand Uniform Shop
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
We welcome the fourth term and look forward to having all children onsite on Tuesday October 26th, 2021.
Our junior school students are settling back into the routine of school and enjoying the company of their friends. Next week, we will have our Year 3&4 students join us on Tuesday and Wednesday and our 5&6 students will join us on Thursday and Friday.
We ask our senior students to bring their pencils and work books with them when they return.
All children may wear either their summer or winter uniform next week, however, by week Three, we ask that all students are in their summer uniform. We also remind students that hair is to be tied back and school jumpers are to be worn with the summer uniform and not school jackets. Teachers will notify families of sports days and when the sports uniform can be worn.
Our school day will focus on re-establishing friendships and returning to school routines and expectations. We understand that some children may find it challenging and we will do our very best to support them socially and emotionally.
Once again , we thank you for your support and we know that many families have juggled their commitments to make Remote Schooling work for them.
We welcome Miss Justine Shields to the Year 4G classroom. Miss Shields will replace Kristy Glover for the remainder of the term. Miss Glover will finish the school year on October 15th. We wish her the very best as she waits for the birth of her first child.
We also welcome Mrs Tanika Richards to our staff. Mrs Richards will be teaching Music while Mr Phil Bartlett takes leave later in the term.
Over the next two weeks, students will be able to use the Raglan St and Guthridge Parade gates to enter and exit the school grounds. We understand that some children may be a little unsettled when starting the day, if so, teachers and support staff will be able to assist with the transition into school at the gates or foyer. At present, only essential visitors may enter the school building via the school foyer. Masks need to be worn and social distancing needs to be observed.
We ask families to remind all children of safe practices around handwashing, coughing and sneezing.
If children are unwell, we ask that they remain at home. Children who present unwell at school will be sent home.
Adults who are unwell are reminded not to enter school grounds.
Please know that these protocols are in place to ensure the safety of all students, families and staff.
Please know that unfortunately, the Year 3&4 camp will not be able to proceed and all other camps have been put on hold.
Once again we look forward to the fourth term and having our children back at school.
Enjoy your weekend,
Anita & Staff
2021 SCHOOL TERM DATES
TERM 3 - Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
TERM 4 - Monday 4th October - Thursday 17th December
|Tuesday 2nd November 2021||Melbourne Cup|
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
|Monday 1st November 2021||Student Free day|
|Friday 17th December 2021||Student Free Day|
IMPORTANT FEE INFORMATION
TERM 4 2021 INTERIM AMENDMENT CONCESSION
Many in our school community continue to face financial impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to supporting families experiencing financial challenges through our School Fee Concession programs, and encourage any parent/carer/guardian experiencing difficulties to contact us regarding fee assistance.
Please contact: Anita Little: email@example.com or Casey Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org to explore confidential financial support arrangements or to obtain further information.
St Thomas' Primary School has made a booking for each class to visit the Gippsland Gallery Archibald Prize Exhibition during October and November. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions regarding excursions/incursions in the school setting it does not look like we will be able to attend. If restrictions were to change there is a possibility that some classes may be able to attend as a school group, but at present, this is unlikely.
Over the recent Lockdowns Summah Coleman took the initiative to write a lovely letter to residents at Sale Gardens Care Community. Summah was a able to connect and share her experiences with Lockwdowns. Please click on the link below and read the beautiful article about Summah's exsperience and making new friends.
Khya Harrington & Finn Jellis
Cleo Avery & Matthew Bendall
Mesa Cordwell & Jensen Fraser
Riley Bennett & Chloe Mc Carthy
Taj Schuback, Parker Jagielka & Hunter Lange
Nash Armstrong & River Caordwell
Lila Bristow & Indy Foster
2022 Wellington Shire Australia Day Awards
Nominations for the 2022 Wellington Shire Australia Day Awards are open.
We will promote the awards through our Council channels and the local media, however we thought we would extend the information to community groups like yours, if you wanted to promote them on your own social media or other methods, encouraging people to nominate.
We would love to nominate people from your own groups for these awards, who work hard for your community. We know that volunteers are the backbone of all our communities and we know there are many unsung heroes among you who simply don’t get any recognition.
Here is your chance to change to give those people the acknowledgement they deserve!
If you click on this link 2022 Aus Day Awards you should be able to access a package of materials including:
- Some social media tiles you can post to Facebook to promote the awards and encourage nominations
- Some example text you may like to use to explain what the awards are about and to encourage people to nominate
- Printable images you can use that have QR codes leading to the nomination form
We are seeking nominations for the following categories:
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Group of the Year
- Covid Hero
You will find details about our awards, including the categories and previous winners on our website here Australia Day Awards (wellington.vic.gov.au)
Nominations for this year’s awards open today and close at the end of October. Traditionally we then have an Australia Day luncheon in the first week of December to announce and celebrate the winners. We are hoping to do that again this year, as long as Covid regulations allow.
Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to see all the nominations of Wellington residents doing great things in your community.
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