Dear Parent, Guardians and Carers,
Each year the School Advisory Committee holds their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in accordance with the School Advisory Committee Charter. This year's meeting will be on Wednesday 15th September at 6pm.
You are invited to attend this meeting and parents of children attending St Michael’s can nominate to join the School Advisory Committee. This is a great opportunity to become involved to assist the school achieve its goals for education.
What is the purpose of the School Advisory Committee?
The School Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers established to;
- act as an advisory body to the principal on matters concerning education in the school
- act as a forum for discussion on matters concerning education in the school
- provide a link between the parish priest, principal, teachers and parishioners in relation to the provision of Catholic education in the parish community
- promote community development by fostering a strong inter-relationship between the parish, the primary school and Catholic secondary colleges.
What are the responsibilities of the School Advisory Committee?
The responsibilities of the School Advisory Committee are to:
- promote the Catholic ethos of the school
- provide feedback on and review of school policies
- plan for the future of the school and its ability to accommodate future enrolments
- provide advice on budget planning and finance-related matters
- contribute to the selection process for the school principal
- provide advice on the appropriate provision of faith development and Religious Education programs
- promote child safety in the school
What commitment is required?
Committee members are asked to attend and contribute to meetings held throughout the year, usually twice a term. Meetings are generally held mid-week at 6pm and run for approximately 1 hour.
How do I find out more information?
If you would like to know more about the School Advisory Committee or if you would like to attend the upcoming AGM, please contact Jodie by email: email@example.com
Last weekend we celebrated our Fathers, Grandfathers and special people in our lives. I hope you made them feel loved and cherished with a delicious breakfast and plenty of quality time together. For those separated by this lockdown I hope you managed time virtually to celebrate how special they are to us all.
For families that are essential workers please complete your onsite intention form via the link below prior to Sunday 3pm when it will close. Any requests after that cut off time can be made to the school on Monday morning. Please remember to send through the updated permits as well.
Please contact Maria Churton, School Finance Administration Officer via email,office@stmtraralgon.
We are reminded in this week's scriptures that God’s will for us is always wholeness and happiness. When we act toward others with the love and compassion of Jesus, we begin to experience even now the happiness God has promised. Unless we know someone who has a hearing impairment we often take the gift of hearing for granted. Have you ever stopped to imagine how different our lives would be if we could not hear? We would not hear music, the voice of a loved one, children playing, the wind in the trees …. imagine not being able to enjoy these things. In the gospel this week Jesus healed the deaf man - this is a sign of God’s great promise for us. How would the deaf man have felt when Jesus healed him? Suddenly his silence was broken by the sounds of the world around him, sounds which he had never heard before! Take some time to appreciate all of the wonderful things that we can do, the gifts that we have. Make it a habit to thank God for all the good things your family experiences each day.
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 53 students registered
1438 books finished
188 Book Reviews
30 Students Completed
11 days left until it finishes on 17th September 2021