Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
We are very proud of our student leaders. They have shown their leadership in many ways over the past few weeks. They have been taking new families for Foundation 2022 for tours to showcase our school. At the Foundation Information Night last week, they took groups of parents around the school, introducing them to teachers and explaining how the school works. The parents were so impressed. The feedback I regularly get is that they speak so well and have such great knowledge of how the school runs.
Also, a very big thank you to our school captains who assisted in coordinating our Mum and Me - Stay at Home packs. It was lovely to receive some positive feedback about how families enjoyed completing activities in the packs. We have extended the drawing competition closing date until 9.00 am tomorrow morning. If you have an entry, please return it to Mrs Hanrahan in the art room.
Thank you to Candice and her mum for the following feedback and photos:
I would like to thank yourself and the student leaders for the lovely Mother’s Day Activity packs. Candice and I had lots of fun doing the crafts, pictures and games.
Slowly we are getting back to having ‘normal’ events at St Michael’s. Our Mother’s Day stall was a great success and we hope you enjoyed the gifts the children selected. Thank you to the helpers at our Mother’s Day stall. Our Parents and Friends group do a marvellous job at arranging events like this for our school.
Lunch orders will resume on Friday. Parent’s and friends still need more helpers to run this, an email has been sent out today with a link for helpers. If you can spare some time in the morning to help it would be greatly appreciated.
During Term 2 the Grade 1/2 classes are running a fundraising event, throughout the school, to raise money for the missions. One of the outcomes in Religious Education is that the children “know that God invites people to love and care for themselves, others and the world.” It is important for the children to recognise that others in our community need our help. As a level the 1/2 team have decided to support the Diabetes Foundation.
They will be running a ‘Mystery Jar Raffle.’ The children in 1/2 are being asked to bring a jar with something in it. The jar could be the original contents e.g. pasta sauce or it could be an empty jar that you have filled with something fun like hair ties, marshmallows, lollies, candles, balloons, stickers, pencils etc. The children will then sell raffle tickets each week at school for that week’s raffle, the raffle will be drawn at assembly in weeks 7, 8, and 9 and the winning people will choose a mystery jar from the shelf.
Whilst assemblies and year level liturgies are resuming, density restrictions limit the number of people, outside of staff and students, that can be in the Hall and Church. As such, we are unable to have parents attending these events at the moment. We appreciate your understanding.
Mother’s Day Stall
Thank you to all our wonderful parent helpers who came along to assist with our Mother’s Day stall on Friday. It was wonderful to see all the kids putting lots of thought into their choices and we hope all the Mum’s enjoyed their specially chosen gifts.
On behalf of the P&F, we would just like to say a special thank you to the following people and businesses for their donations to the Mother’s Day Stall and raffle: Annette Chapman, Helen Grant, Sky Fitness and Natalie’s Indulgence.
Congratulations to our very special raffle winners, we hope their Mum’s were very happy with their extra goodies!
1st Prize: Liam 1/2 C
2nd Prize: Indi 3/4 B
3rd Prize: Angelica 5/6 D
Lunch Order Days
Our first lunch order day is this Friday the 14th
These days can’t go ahead without the support of our school community. We are still seeking helpers for lunch order day this Friday. Even just an hour of your time would be much appreciated! If you can assist, please follow the link on the Lunch Order Day Note and fill out your information so that we can get in touch. Thanks!Orders close tomorrow, Wednesday the 12th of May at 1:00pm, so please make sure to get your orders in ASAP.
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.
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 on Friday at assembly.
In Week 3 the School Wide Expectation focus was Learning:
I set high expectations of what I can achieve.
I work hard and always try my best.
I reflect on my own learning and how I can improve.
I can receive and act on feedback.
The award winners for Week 3 are:
|Scarlett De Ligt||Raiden Buhagiar||Jonah Joseph|
|Raymond Xiao||Sarah Franklin||Estelle Archibald|
|Oliver Ploegmakers||Jaxon Flowers||Ekhai Imhagwe|
|Cohen Shields||Quinn De Ligt||Harvey Di Dio|
|Marcus Mandolado||Amber Walker||Hunter Bishoff|
|Tyler Celima||Eden Stewart||Kira Rossl|
|Isabella Conway||Oliver Rankcom||Tajh Brand|
|Savannah Frendo||Ashton Pavich||Milla Rayner|
|Harrison Lorraine||Lewis Manzo||Lucy Barlow|
|Kyan Hopman||Xavier Buhagiar||Layla Graham|
|Lacey Thornton||William Lambert||Matt McDonagh|
|Evie Hoggard||William Calabro||Jack Webber|
|Olivia Francolino||Amahlie Smith||Nelson Archibald|
|Romi Colgan||Chloe Szkwarek|
This Gospel stresses that the most important thing that we do in following Jesus is to love God and to love one another. It is hard to love everyone, but we have a perfect example in Jesus. Jesus loved each one of us so much that he died on the cross so that we could share eternal life with him. Jesus asks us to be generous and to share this love with all of humankind. Speak with your children about the ways that we can love those around us and, particularly, who have hurt us. Encourage them to forgive the people who have acted in the wrong way and to show compassion to others. In this way we are following the example set out in the Gospel, following in the footsteps of Jesus.
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
We have 25 students registered
48 books finished
130 days left until it finishes on 17th September 2021