Friday 26th March 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we have had changes and challenges. The rain was a change that created an immediate challenge for our whole school community. The children were disappointed about our school sports being postponed, as were our teaching staff. However, our backup date next Wednesday promises to be a glorious day. It will be a true celebration of endeavour on the student’s last day of school. The sports captains will be assisting the school community during their 1st official engagement as sport captains.
Families are invited to have two guests at the school sports. A note will come home today with the COVID declaration that must be filled out and brought along. Parents will not be allowed to mingle with their children but are asked to bring a foldout chair that can be positioned on the edge of the oval. A QR code station will be set up at the edge of the car park and all attendees will need to sign in.
The junior teachers have been facing challenges and change during this term studying a phonetics sequence system the “Sounds Wright” program.
The 6-week course called “Sounds-Write” is a quality first phonics programme. Its purpose is to provide classroom professionals with a comprehensive system with which to teach reading, spelling and writing. It has been introduced in the junior school with promising results. Sounds-Write is an evidence-based program that presents an instructional method that works because it is a highly structured, cumulative, sequential, explicit and a code-oriented programme for teaching all children to read and spell. Code-oriented means the rules and spelling structure (the code) of literature is taught alongside the sounds that letters make.
The teacher’s dedication has enabled them to implement the content and strategy into their classrooms with immediate success.
LENT and the EASTER JOURNEY
Next week we will come to the end of our 2021 Lenten journey. The Children will engage in “The Stations of the Cross” as a play on Tuesday afternoon. The Grade 5/6’s will lead the whole school in this Easter tradition. I am endeavouring to film the occasion and put it up on the website. Please watch this space.
If you have been inspired to collect coins the Caritas money boxes are due back next week.
GRADE 6 INITIATIVES
This week the Grade 6 children visited, Maryvale Crescent Kindergarten, Mid-Valley Child care centre (the Kinder room) and Good Start Learning centre on commercial Road. To complete a rich assessment task to show how they have learnt the importance of rules and regulations. The study at their level has been focused on the democratic system in Australia. Their challenge was to act out our vision and mission statements which expect students to “contribute to a flourishing world’ and to realise their own excellence in the world. We are putting their experiences on our Facebook page and I invite you to like, share and follow their journey.
I wish you all a restful weekend,
Hi all, we have been doing great learning and activities throughout this week! Next Wednesday we will be having our school athletics Sports where we will compete in our House colours. There will be many activities for all to compete in. Good luck everyone.
This week the grades 6s visited local kindergartens, Maryvale Kinder, Mid Valley Kinder, and Good Start Early Learning. We planned out games for them to play such as, bean bag toss, fruit salad duck, duck goose, and simon says, also Jarrah performed sign language to the children!
This will be the last newsletter for this term, so we wish you all a very happy and safe holiday, and have a great Easter!
Simon: I am playing Simon, and I am Simon. I get pulled out of the crowd and get made to carry the cross for Jesus. I am sad and annoyed because I am being made to do this. I feel really sad for Jesus and I don't want to carry the cross that he is going to be killed on.
Both boys agreed they need to practice a bit more before next Tuesday when the play is on.
Palm Sunday - 28th March, 2021
Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday.
Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting. Good Friday is celebrated on Friday, April 2, 2021.
|GRADE||VALUE AWARD||EMPOWERED LEARNER AWARD|
|Grade 1/2 Blue||Scarlett||Jaxx|
|Grade 1/2 Green||Ima||Sunday|
|Grade 3/4 Red||Jakzon||Emily|
|Grade 5/6 Purple||Rahni||Sieanna & Sophie|
|Mr M Smith||Nixon||Scarlett|
Wishing our students who celebrate their
special day from 23th April through
to the 6th May a very happy Birthday.
|Grade 1/2 Blue||Hunter, Jaxx & Maddy|
|Grade 1/2 Green||Jindarah, Kosta & Hayden|
|Grade 3/4 Red||Colin, Jordan, Apensia and Robert|
|Grade 5/6 Purple||Lamarra-May, Elli, Blayde, Ursula & Jarrah|
|Wednesday 31st||Reschedule Sports Day. Last day of Term 1 - 3pm finish.|
|Friday 2nd||Good Friday|
|Sunday 4th||Easter Sunday|
|Sunday 4th||Day Light Savings Ends (turn your clock back 1 hour)|
|Monday 19th||Commencement of Term 2|
|Sunday 25th||ANZAC DAY|
|Tuesday 27th||School Photos|
With ANZAC day approaching we have badges, keyrings and bands available for purchase for the appeal.
Students will bring them through the classrooms each day.
They are priced between $2.00 and $5.00
Lavalla Catholic College is hosting our Open Evening for all prospective families for Yr 7 2022 on Wednesday 31st March.
Should parents have any questions regarding the enrolment process please don’t hesitate to either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Allison on 5174 7355.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
An opportunity to spend a weekend improving your communication.
Attend in the comfort of your own home or experience a residential weekend.
Our on-line weekend gives couples the chance to sleep in their own beds and check-in on kids or animals during meal times.
Come and learn how to keep/rekindle the passion in your relationship and how to keep your love growing!
The weekend we offer is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.
Couples from regional areas may find the On-line Weekend option ideal.
Next on-line weekend is on 30 April – 2 May 2021.
Next Residential weekend is on 21 -23 May 2021.
Information/Bookings: Phone Mercy & James 0409 183 676 or
The ‘high street community hub’ would like to invite students, staff and families of Sacred Heart Primary to their free event in Moe on Saturday 10 April 2021. Join in for a nostalgic, feel-good family movie “Mrs Doubtfire” to celebrate what a diverse, inclusive and resilient community we are, supporting and working together to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
This event is open to everyone of all abilities and offers a true cinema experience with popcorn, barista coffee, cold drinks and ice cream available for sale. There will be no EFTPOS facility available, so please bring cash should you wish to make a purchase.
Live music from 5.30pm and the movie will commence from 6.50pm. Bring a rug or chairs and enjoy whatever food you choose to bring.
Due to COVID restrictions, spaces are limited so bookings are essential. Call 0499 783 220 to reserve your spot.