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- Thoughts with a Cuppa
- Winter Appeal
- UPCYCLE YOUR CHILDREN’S BATHERS
- Year 1/2 Learning Assembly
- Interschool Chess Competition
- FOOTY DAY
- Sport News
- P & F News
- Walk to School 2019: Walk, ride or scoot & build healthy habits for life
- Kingston Libraries September Holiday Program
- Cheltenham Police Station Celebrates 150 Years
- Moorabbin Little Athletics
Classroom teachers are finding many students are not adhering to our school uniform policy. In particular students need to be reminded about the following:
- Nail polish/make up is not to be worn. Students who present at school with nail polish on will be asked to remove it by the next school day
- Long hair must be tied back
- Hair must be of natural colour and style as deemed appropriate by the principal
- Hair ribbons and for girls are to be natural or school colours only i.e. blue, maroon
- Runners or track shoes are to be worn with Physical Education uniform only
- Black School Shoes (not runners) are to be worn
Parents could you please ensure students are wearing correct uniform. Beginning term 4 summer uniform, hat and sunglasses are compulsory for playtimes.
Whole School Performance
We are all really looking forward to our school performance next term. Students have been busy practising singing, dancing and learning lines. I am sure the performance will be a fantastic event.
Tickets for our school performance are selling fast. Please click on the link below or enter into your browser to book tickets for our whole school performance at 7:00pm on Tuesday 8 October at Kilbreda College School Hall Mentone.
All students are expected to attend on this night. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for St Catherine’s Students. The proceeds of ticket sales support the hire of the venue, dance lessons, costumes and sets.
To book tickets click on this link
On the night of Performance
Students will be required to be at Kilbreda Hall at 6:15pm. Students need to report to their classroom teacher.
The doors to the hall will be open at 6:40pm and parents, family and friends will be able to take their seats. The performance will begin at 7:00pm.
Please ensure you have sourced the following items for your child and handed these into you child’s teacher.
These costume items will be required on Friday 20 September when we will hold a whole school practice at school. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any queries regarding costumes.
On the day of the performance your child’s full costume ( items from both home & school) will be sent home in a labelled plastic bag. Your child will need to come fully dressed in their costume for the performance on Tuesday 8 October.
Parents to source
Black long sleeve t-shirt
K-mart $5 have logo on top but should be covered
Grey tracksuit pants or grey leggings
Black tracksuit pants or black leggings
Kmart, Target,Big W
Black tracksuit pants or black leggings/ pants
Kmart, Target,Big W
White short sleeved collared polo shirts / shirts
Target $5 kids size 16
Mens wear $5 sm-XL
Best & Less $6
Boys navy long school pants
Girls black leggings
Kmart, Target,Big W
ALL CLASSES TO WEAR BLACK SCHOOL SHOES
Main Characters have been given hard copy individual information about their costumes.
Whole school practice for the performance will take place on:
Friday 20 September- at school
Monday 7 October- at school
Tuesday 8 October- at Kilbreda Hall- Caremonkey permission is required as we will be travelling by bus and will be sent home this week
St Catherine’s is hosting two pre-service teachers this term and into term 4. Heather Eagling will be working with Maree Hill’s in year 1-2MH and Natalie Morgan will be working with Megan Moore in year 5-6MM. It is great for our school, staff and students to be supporting the learning of students training to be teachers. They often bring enthusiasm and lots of current ideas from their university studies to share on their placement in schools. We warmly welcome them to our school learning community.
Instrumental Students Lunchtime Performance
Our instrumental students will be performing for their parents at one of the following lunchtime performance dates. Our instrumental music teachers have contacted parents in regards to the date for their child’s performance. Students have also been encouraged to invite one friend to their performance.
Wednesday 18 September
Monday 21 October
Term 4 Swimming
Students in F-4 will participate in swimming lessons at Aquastar on the following dates.
More information will go out to parents next term via caremonkey.
Year 5-6 Students will participate in the Beach Safety program which will take place on Monday 16 December and Tuesday 17 December.
Last Day of Term
The last day of term is Friday 20 September. Students finish at 2:30pm
At the end of every news article after learning the sad news of Danny Frawley’s death mentioned was the line “Anyone needing help can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14”.
Mental Illness is indeed an illness. This needs to be stated and it needs to be treated as such. The hard aspect with this illness is that it is often extremely difficult to see it and sometimes signs of it. We hear of so many people who appear to be so happy on the outside but so deeply sad on the inside.
We obviously ask the question “Why?” and “How?”
In so many cases we cannot answer the questions except we are called to hold the person deep in our own heart and prayers.
One of the hardest aspects of dealing with deaths like Danny Frawley’s is that within three days of his death you need to search the papers to find a mention of him. Other news becomes the front page news.
Newspapers move on quickly. We as humans don’t. We grieve and in many cases grieve slowly.
SEN continues to tell stories, Fox Footy continues to tell stories and people tell each stories about Danny.
Stories are the way we keep the Spirit of a person alive in our hearts.
At the end of the film “The Mission”, as a canoe with a little boy and girl in it drifts down the river, a voice comes over and says, “The Spirit of the dead is kept alive in the memory of the living”.
As we grieve Danny’s death we keep his Spirit alive through our memory.
But in a weeks’ time, a months’ time and a years’ time our prayers need to move to the family. How do we help them and others in similar circumstances to move on in their lives?
In moments of Death and Dying our Christian Faith kicks in. It is our Faith which helps us and consoles us. In the Catholic Mass for Funerals the Preface leading up toward the consecration of the bread and wine, the presider says, “…those saddened by the certainty of dying might be consoled by the promise of eternal life with God to come. Indeed, Lord, for your faithful people life is changed not ended”.
It is this last line I hold dear to my heart. “Life is changed not ended.”
Life has indeed changed for Danny Frawley because he, like us, learned in his Catholic education that when we die life continues with God for eternity.
For us still living the earthly life, our life too has changed but not ended. The reason is because life will never be the same. Life can never be the same. Life without Danny changes many people lives. Life without our loved ones changes the way we live life.
But what we can do is keep those we truly love who have died alive in our hearts. We can also ensure that we tell those we love that we do love them. That we take the time to ask those whom we are concerned about R U Okay?
The Good News of Jesus Christ is about LOVE. The end of Matthew’s Gospel in chapter 28 Jesus commissions all of us in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit to go out and spread this Good News of love.
Don’t wait till your loved one dies before you tell them that you love them!
UPCYCLE YOUR CHILDREN’S BATHERS
(Sizes - Prep to Year 12)
Mrs Moore is looking for bathers that no longer fit your children, to donate to two charities in need of them in Koh Samui, Thailand.
The Special Needs School Samui, as well as Samui children learning to swim, are both looking for bathers for local disadvantaged and disabled children.
Rather than send them to landfill here in Australia, a basket will be set up in the foyer of our school as of Tuesday 17th September into Term 4. Please think before you throw as these simple items will bring a lot of joy to children who could really use them as well as not clog up our landfill.
Any queries, please contact Megan Moore at email@example.com
At their Learning Assembly this term Year 1 and 2 classes showcased what they have been learning about in our Science Inquiry unit. Students were required to partake in a variety of experiments and hands on experiences that involved the concept of forces. The force of air, gas, motion, pushing and pulling in order to put objects into motion. The students demonstrated immense enthusiasm and enjoyment in the fact that their parents were able to get involved in their learning and that they had an opportunity to do the experiments with them!
The Mascot challenge was a highlight on the day - a program that Foundation to Year 2 have been participating in to develop their ball handling and coordination skills.
Congratulations to all Year 1 and 2 students who helped to plan, organise and be involved with our assembly - it was a great success!
Interschool Chess Competition
Congratulations to the 27 students from Foundation to Year 6 that participated in the Interschool Chess Competition at Tucker Road Primary School in Bentleigh on Wednesday, 4th September. Thank you to Megan Moore and Catherine Dudley for assisting me to walk the children to Tucker Road and for encouraging and supporting them throughout the day.
The students played 7 games against different opponents. We came 3rd overall. The children all received a certificate. A special congratulations to Linus Hupfeld who received a medal for achieving the highest increase in ranking amongst all the players and for managing the second biggest upset against a higher ranked player during the competition. The following students also received a medal for achieving the highest scores in their category: Nicholas Stamatakos, Nathan Anesides, Liam Carapeto, Andrew McCormack, Linus Hupfeld, Jack Thorp, Jessica Lee and Benjamin Castrillon.
We are looking forward to entering our team in more competitions in 2010. The team will continue to meet during Term 4 to practise their skills and learn from each other.
St Catherine’s Term 3 Chess Competition Team
Liam Carapeto 5/6SS
Jessica Lee 5/6SS
Peter Kokkalos 5/6SS
Andy McCormack 5/6SS
Sienna Webb 5/6SS
Jack Thorpe 5/6SS
Emily Baldwin 5/6SS
Toby Bartleman 5/6SS
Oliver McDonald 5/6SS
Kai Seymon 5/6MM
Nicholas Stamatakos 5/6MM
Jack Susic 5/6MM
Alexander Jones 5/6MM
Joshua Whitfield 5/6MM
Alec Karavias 3/4TK
Mia Wang 3/4TK
Cohen Walters 3/4TK
Ramy Khodr 3/4TK
Vivenne Rochi 3/4TK
Nathan Anesides 3/4MP
Linus Hupfeld 3/4MP
Archie Lucas 3/4MP
Jensen Walters 1/2LA
Charlee Ingiss 1/2LA
Albie Hupfeld 1/2MH
Benjamin Castrillon Foundation
Liana Yalda Foundation
Carmel Donlon- Coordinating Leader
Last Tuesday the school yard was a mass with different footy colours. A huge thank you to Mrs Patto and the year 6 leaders for organising a great day of fantastic footy activities.
The students were divided into eleven multi age groups. Each group completed eleven activities throughout the session.One of the most popular activities was the ‘sprint’, where the students needed to run laps of the oval and complete fun activities as they made their way around the track.
Congratulations to Albie Hupfeld and Oscar Bowen for winning the longest kick in their sections. The students cheered each other on and supported each other when the tasks were a little challenging. There was a fantastic school community vibe buzzing throughout the day.
Stalls Holders Wanted - Stalls on the night will be $50 for a single, $65 for a double. If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming a stall holder, please contact Suzanne - firstname.lastname@example.org
Every October, the ‘Walk to School’ program encourages Victorian Primary school children to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It is a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Starting the first day back in term 4 the 7th of October classroom teachers will begin to record the students progress as to what transport they have used to get to and from school, if they walked, rode or scooted they will get a tick for that day to add to their score.
St Catherines will be in the draw to win great regional prizes so please get involved and encourage your child to walk, ride or scott to school for the month of October even if it is just part of the way!
On the 15th of October there will be a coffee van and healthy breakfast provided from 8am onwards as a walk to school celebration so please come along to support our school! Lottie the Lollipop Lady will be there to greet the children and hand out prizes!
Kingston Libraries’ September school holiday program has been released.The program offers a range of free activities including craft, robotics, movie screenings, theatrical performances, sports stars and gaming, for ages 3 to 18. Bookings are essential for all events so please promote to your school community and encourage them to book early to avoid missing out.
The program can be found online here - https://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/library/Kids-Place/Kids-Activities
Please note that our Storytime and Tiny Tots programs continue as normal throughout the school holidays – no bookings necessary. See here for details - https://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/library/Kids-Place/Kids-Activities/Storytimes
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