Dear Parent, Guardians and Carers,
Firstly, thank you for your understanding as we again navigated the return to lockdown. The teachers worked long hours over the weekend and on Monday to get things ready for the upcoming eight days of remote learning. I would like to personally thank our wonderful teachers, many of whom have young children and families of their own. All teachers at St Michael’s show huge amounts of commitment and dedication to your child’s learning and all staff are doing their absolute best to provide a wholesome learning program during these difficult times.
We understand how difficult it is to manage working from home and supervising your child(ren) during remote learning. Our message to families remains the same… do what you can.
As a school we appreciate all you are doing to allow the continuation of learning to continue.
With the return back to lockdown you may find your child is displaying anxiety or big emotions as their ‘normal’ changes again. Calm Kid Central is free to Gippsland residents and offers online psychological support for children.
Please contact Maria Churton, School Finance Administration Officer via email,office@stmtraralgon.
Dear St Michael’s families and friends,
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions that prevent volunteers being on-site at school, the school and the Parents and Friends Association have sadly had to make the decision to cancel the upcoming Father’s Day Stall, Lunch Order Days and any other fundraising events. Whilst we know that this is disappointing, we are unsure how long restrictions will last and with the short notice in and out of lockdowns and changes to restrictions it makes it very hard to organise and coordinate such events safely and effectively.
We have not made this decision lightly, but we must put everyone’s health and safety first. At this stage we are unsure as to when any events and fundraising will return, but please keep an eye on this space for any information in the future.
On behalf of the St. Michael’s Parents and Friends Association we just want to say thank you for your ongoing support, we hope to return to our regular events and fundraising when possible.
St Michael’s Parents and Friends Association
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:
|Cooper Greaves||Georgie Harper||Tajh Brand|
|Maanvi Barwal||Dermot Clarke||Angelica Jurial|
|Vivienne Cozier||Niah Borg||Ruby Te Paa|
|Tessa Jennings||Lincoln Milliner||Riley Zelenewicz|
|Luke Taylor||Hallie Strickland||Chloe Galante|
|Chad Di Dio||Archer Tangi||Hudson Anderson|
Jn 6:60 - 69
We are all invited to follow God, but we have the choice as to whether we will accept this invitation or not. Living a Christian life is not always an easy path, but we trust that through our belief in God we will have an everlasting life. Sometimes, when we have something extraordinary to tell, people find it hard to believe it to be true. This is what happened in this week's gospel. Jesus told the crowd that he was the bread of life, and that whoever ate his body and drank his blood would be filled with eternal life. It is really not difficult to see why many of the crowd turned away in disbelief. While the disciples didn’t always understand Jesus’ message, they stayed strong in their belief and remained followers of Jesus. We too need to remain strong in our belief in Jesus and live our lives as witnesses to the gospel message. Talk with your children about how we can profess our faith in the fast paced world that we live in …… what can we do to make a difference in the lives of others?
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 51 students registered
1170 books finished
174 Book Reviews
23 Students Completed
25 days left until it finishes on 17th September 2021