Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
It was a pleasure to support our School Captains, Aine, Millie and Ruby on Sunday as they represented the school at the Anzac Day Ceremony. They did a fabulous job with the march and laying of the wreath. We are very proud of them.
Just a reminder that students should now be wearing their winter uniforms to school.
Boys: Grey Trousers, Red Polo Shirt with logo (long sleeve), Blue Jumper with logo, Grey Socks, Black School Shoes.
Girls: Grey Tunic, Grey Trousers, Red Polo Shirt with logo (long sleeve), Blue Jumper with logo, Grey socks or tights, Black School Shoes.
The School Advisory Committee have been working with Lowes to replace the woollen school jumper with a poly cotton blend after feedback regarding the ‘scratchiness’ of the current jumper. The design and look of the jumper is the same as the current one, it just feels softer on the skin. The sample has been approved and manufacturing of this replacement item has begun. We will update you when it is in stock.
We have also been advised that unfortunately Lowes has experienced a flood event in their warehouse and this has resulted in damage or destruction of some current uniform items.
At this stage we are unsure of the specific items affected, or the impact on supply of those items in the coming months. We will keep you informed of any updates we receive from Lowes.
Foundation Tours for 2022 enrolments are underway. Again, our school and house captains are doing a marvellous job of showcasing our school to prospective new families. If you know of any families interested in looking at St Michael’s please invite them to our information night on Tuesday May 4th at 7pm in the school hall.
Just a reminder that school photos are being held on Monday the 10th May. Students will be required to wear their winter uniform.
5/6 E and F have settled into their new classrooms this week. We are very pleased with how they turned out – thank you to Kubale Constructions and Build Eng.
Lunch Order DaysOur first Lunch Order Day is Friday 14th May 2021! Orders open on CDFPay on Friday 30th April and close on Wednesday 12th May at 1:00pm.
It's great to see so many people engaging with the event reminders, information and photos on Facebook. If you haven't already followed our Facebook page, head on over to St Michael's Primary P&F Events Page! This is a great way to keep up to date with school events and information.
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Just a friendly reminder that if you have any label requirements or are looking for personalised kids products, our school gets back a percentage of sales when you use our unique coupon code: AFRDB-VZLX-CWMTWC
Each week students from each class are awarded Student of the Week certificates. These children are nominated for the example they have been within the school based on the School Wide Expectation focus for that week. The weekly focus will be from Wednesday until Tuesday the following week. Awards will be presented to students in class until assemblies can resume.
In Week 1 the School Wide Expectation focus was: Safety
I have the right to feel safe in our school environment.
The award winners for Week 1 are:
|Cooper Greaves||Tasha Skarlatis||Matilda McInnes|
|Tess Rouget||Arlie Graham||Elijah Sanders|
|Bruno Crivari||Eva Lubawski||Grace Robinson|
|Keeley Brown||Yaazhini Arun Kumar||Adele Calabro|
|Peyton Rode||Lincoln Geary||Thomas Colaciello|
|Evie Wyers||Tyson Collins||Amelie Dalton|
|Tayla Andrews||Tofunmi Ayeni||Josh Dortmans|
|Lillian Wright||Will McLuckie||Jayme Davis|
|Kaiden Garth||Candice Bramwell||Ruby Roscoe|
|Sienna Hunter||Charlotte Bond||Riley Zelenewicz|
|Zahlie Johnstone||Jye Van Iwaarden||Summer Moretti|
|Matrix Mathew||Torah Chapman||Campbell Milliner|
|Lachlan Hand||Quinlen Davidson|
During the last week of term we took 60 students to compete at the District Athletics. Students competed in a variety of field and track events and some even went early to run the 1500m.
During visual art lessons, all classes prepared an art piece in recognition of ANZAC day. The classes used the symbol of the red poppy as the focal point of their work. Printing, collage techniques and drawing were used in the creation of the art works.
In today’s Gospel we hear the story of the Good Shepherd and we are reminded of Jesus’ love for us. Just like a shepherd, who watches over his flock, we are never alone. Jesus is always with us, especially when we feel weak or afraid. The shepherd will lay down his life to protect his sheep - just as Jesus did for us. The sheep are attended to by the shepherd - we have Jesus the Good Shepherd, who will help us, guide us, love us. Our prayers may not always be answered the way we’d like them to be, but Jesus will help us. It is only through Jesus that we can really be happy and at peace. Encourage your children to turn to Jesus with their fears and concerns. As they grow older, and their problems are bigger, they will know that they can always turn to Jesus as a friend and guide.
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and St. Michael’s Primary School is excited to be participating. A new application is being used this year that offers a range of exciting features including:
- access to a library catalogue (including book images and blurbs)
- a modern user-friendly interface
- rewarding students with badges as challenge milestones are achieved
- the option for students to mark books as a favourite, give them a star rating or complete a book review
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 17 September 2021.
Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.
All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.
To see the Premier’s message, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge 2021