Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
This week, we enjoyed having each of our classes onsite at various times and it was great to see the children enjoying each other’s company. We look forward to everyone returning on October 26th, 2021.
With everyone returning onsite on October 26th, the decision has been made not to go ahead with our school closure day on Monday, November 1st 2021 i.e.Cup Eve.
Melbourne Cup Day, however, still remains a public holiday.
We have had a number of questions regarding school photos. At present, we cannot proceed with school photos and will keep you informed if restrictions change prior to the end of term.
We remind families that students in Years Three to Year Six are required to wear a face mask unless an exception applies. There are a number of lawful and medical reasons for an exception. Please notify the school if an exception applies for your child/children. Thank you.
Likewise, adults needing to visit reception are required to wear a face mask.
PICK UP & DROP OFF
As you are aware students are asked to enter the school grounds via the Gumnuts or Raglan st gates. If your child is a little anxious in the morning, school staff will be available at the gates to assist.
A reminder that students need to be wearing their summer uniform unless they have been informed of sports days by their teacher.
Also, we do remind families that they need to register their children for onsite learning if they fall into one of the appropriate categories that are listed on the ONsite Intentions form. It is most important that you register so that appropriate staffing can be organised for the day. Thank you.
Please know that First Eucahrist workshops have been postponed. Children registered to participate in the sacramental program should have received details from Jenny Fitzgerald.
Commitment Masses for children intending to receive their First Eucharist are currently taking place. Please ring Jenny or the presbytery for details.
We wish all families a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing all our children onsite soon.
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
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Casey Johnson - email@example.com to explore confidential financial support arrangements or to obtain further information.
Paislee Parkinson-Hall and Hudson Pini
Harry Hayman, Elsie Smolenaars & Bailey Johnstone
Ally Skeen and Bodhi Mckenzie
Ayla Fehst & Skylah Smith
Fletcher Goodwin & Archer Dyer
To the Whole Class!
Archie After School
Dates: Monday to Wednesdays from 11 October to 27 October 2021
Session times: 3pm & 3.30pm, 4pm & 4.30pm
Tour time: 1 hour
Cost: Free for students from our member schools
Location: Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street Sale
Gippsland Art Gallery invites students from our member school program for a tour and workshop to get up close and personal with the 52 portraits of the 2021 Archibald Prize!
Join Gallery staff and volunteers for an exciting guided tour of the 2021 Archibald exhibition. Discover what makes a good portrait and what makes an artist tick. Tours are followed by a short hands-on art making activity. This program is designed for ages 5-16 years. Session times will vary for different age groups, 3pm & 3.30pm sessions are for primary school students and the 4pm & 4.30pm sessions for secondary school students. Bookings via:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/gippsland-art-gallery-17582455638
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.
RITCHIES DOUBLE DOLLAR DONATIONS from the 4th to the 31st OCTOBER.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to double the Community Benefit payments
Our program is an easy way to raise funds for your organisation with no costs involved and now is a perfect time to spread the word to your members & supporters to help increase your membership take up and therefore earn more dollars from Ritchies.
Please note, that to qualify for a donation, $2000 must be spent from 4th-31st October between all customers who nominate the organisation, (excluding tobacco, gift cards, and phone recharges), to receive the minimum $10 payment. There is no maximum, so the more people who nominate the organisation the better.
The criteria to obtain a payment does not change. The minimum threshold of a $10 payment must be achieved as per the normal terms and conditions. From the 4th to the 31st October any payment earnt above $10 will be DOUBLED.
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