Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
I appreciate that this is a very challenging time for all in our community with the news of another lockdown being announced last Thursday. During this difficult time, we must all take care to support one another. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who may be unwell, and those who are working to keep our community safe. Your cooperation with the remote schooling program is very much appreciated.
We understand that there will be parents, guardians and carers who will need to send their child(ren) to school. We wish you to know that in those circumstances, we are here to support you and your child(ren).
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
We have a number of current and past students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. These celebrations are scheduled to take place at the Church on June 17 and 18. Thank you to the parents who attended the meeting last week. We hope you found it valuable, as you and your child prepare for Confirmation.
Billy G Cookie Dough Fundraiser
We are once again running a Billy G Cookie Dough Fundraiser! An email was sent out last week and a note sent home including the range of options available and their prices, so please read through that for extra information. Orders will close on Tuesday the 8th of June at 10pm. Collection will be on Wednesday the 23rd of June just in time for school holidays!
Due to the current restrictions, at this stage we have had to move our lunch order date to Friday the 18th of June. Sorry for any inconvenience! Please keep an eye out for information as we go along in case anything else changes. Those that have already placed a lunch order will not need to order again. Lunch orders will temporarily close on CDFPay and reopen on Friday in order for CDFPay to make the changes. A note with further information will be emailed out later this week.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
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.
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
This Gospel assures us that we belong to the family of God. St Paul reminds us that the Holy Spirit has brought us into this family, not as servants or slaves, but as brothers and sisters of Jesus who also calls God ‘Father’. Before returning to heaven, Jesus sent the disciples out to bring everyone into God’s family by baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. God shares himself with us through the three persons of the Trinity. Think of it like an apple …. an apple is made up of three parts: the peel, the flesh and the core. The peel protects - just like the love of God Father. The flesh is full of goodness - just like Jesus the Son. The core of the apple contains the seed from which things grow - just like the friendship of the Holy Spirit. There are three parts to the apple but it is still just one apple.
St. Michael’s Primary School has a long tradition of supporting our local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each year we support two collections for St Vinnies: June, for the Mass of the Sacred Heart and December, for the Christmas Appeal.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to attend the Church for the Giving Mass as a whole school community. However we feel that it is important, now more than ever, to support the local community through our donations.
Each child is asked to bring an item of non-perishable food to school by Friday 11th June.
Any support you can offer at this time would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please speak with your classroom teacher.
Thank you for supporting this worthwhile cause.
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 6 the School Wide Expectation focus was Safety:
I have the right to feel safe in our school environment.
The award winners for Week 6 are:
|Isla Di Dio||Pearl Beckingham||Pippa-Lily Mason|
|Seth Billam||Reid Campbell||Hayden Moon|
|Charlie Clarke||Dustin Heller||Archer Stanistreet|
|Jordan Blake||Eden Marotta||Lily Sanders|
|Nicole Zhou||Isla Jensen||Emily Keo|
|Virginia Sanchez||Isabella Paulet||Mackye Young|
|Mia Hurley||Elsie Johnstone||Miah Moloney|
|Yiannis Marcou||Violet Quinlan||Theo Greenhill|
|Branson Flewin||Elijah Nicolopoulos||Finn Rowley|
|Harrison Georgiou||Sienna Athanasiadis||Marlow Shaw|
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 38 students registered
292 books finished
43 Book Reviews
5 Students Completed
109 days left until it finishes on 17th September 2021