Newsletter – Friday 19 August 2022

Message from the Principal

O’ Jesus, I believe that I received Thy
Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink,
because Thou hast said it and Thy word
is true. Jesus, Increase my faith.
Amen

Dear Parents and Guardians

WHOLE SCHOOL MASS / FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as the Assumption, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Catholic Church teaches that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” The Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on 15th August. In many countries, the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation.
Our school celebrated with a very special Mass on Monday 15th August at 9am. Thank you to our wonderful Year 5 students and Father Jeronimo for helping us celebrate our whole school Mass on Monday. We continue to work with our students on Mass etiquette and responses during the Eucharistic celebration. We are always encouraged by the number of parents who join us for our whole school masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.

LIBRARY RENOVATION – We are near completion of our new Library space. We have cupboards and AV installation to be completed this week. The patio which will run along the front to complete an undercover walkway from the Undercover Area to the office will be completed by Monday 10th October. A HUGE thank you to our P&F, who this week voted to purchase the new furniture for this library space, where children from Pre Kindy to Year 6 will enjoy. We will share photographs once the area is furnished.

P&F – Thank you to all within our community who attended the P&F on a cold night to support the many activities planned for the rest of the year. Father’s Day and the Golf Day are being supported by many from our St Peter’s community. The results of the survey regarding the white top were shared. It was an overwhelming result for the white top to be replaced with a maroon top. We are currently looking at our school logo and once this has been unified across the school, we will develop the new top. With any transition we always allow a THREE-YEAR transition period. Thank you for your feedback regarding this uniform concept.

FATHER’S DAY BBQ BREAKFAST – On Friday 2nd September, we will celebrate our Fathers with a BBQ breakfast. Please click for more information Father’s Day BBQ Breakfast Mum helpers needed to assist with Father’s Day BBQ breakfast on Friday 2nd September 6.45am – 8.30am. Please email Betti Radford – bettiradford@hotmail.com

CSPA 2022 PARENT SURVEY ON STUDENT WELL-BEING AND LEARNING – Have your say on what matters regarding the well-being and learning of your child. For example, has COVID or your partnership with the school affected your child’s well-being and learning? If you are a parent or carer with a child in a Catholic school, CSPA would love to hear from you. Click on the survey link – CSPA 2022 PARENT SURVEY and share your feedback to assist CSPA in reporting to the Federal Government and Catholic education. Your feedback will remain anonymous.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Students in Year 4 will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time on Saturday 20th August at 3.30pm and Sunday 21st at 11.30am. This is a special occasion for them and their families. We pray that when they receive their First Holy Communion that they draw even closer to Jesus and that they always live as children of God. I sincerely thank Emma McHardie, Paulette Aquino, Kirsty Maher, Elise Piccirilli and Matt Nettleton for their work in the preparation of our students. I thank Father Jeronimo and Marina Tassone for working alongside the school in preparing our students.

PERFORMING ARTS – Congratulations to Charlotte Korona (Year 6B) who has won two awards at this year’s Angelico Art Exhibition. She came first place in the Year 3-6 2D Artwork and was the winner of the Packers’ Award. The Art Piece is titled, ‘Dougal, The Therapy Dog.’ St John of God Health Care, a major sponsor of the Angelico Exhibition, have requested to exhibit Charlotte’s painting at their hospitals for one month. What a wonderful opportunity for this very creative young lady. I also thank Katrina Abreu for co-ordinating the Angelico entries. A very proud moment for our school.

SPEAK UP AWARDS – Congratulations to Year 6 students – Emma Dean, Poppy Southern and Trinity Arts for representing St Peter’s at the recent Speak Up competition. They should be incredibly proud of their achievements. Trinity was placed in the top 3 and has progressed to the preliminary finals in mid-September. We are very excited by this achievement. Well done!

BOOK WEEK – A huge thank you to all the students, parents and staff that came along to the Book Fair. It was a great success with many parents purchasing vouchers online. We sold books in excess of $3,500. Many, many thanks to our wonderful volunteers. Take a look through the gallery of photos of our wonderful staff and students in dress up enjoying this special week!

Ciao and keep smiling

Pina Hutcheson
Principal

Please see below for our gallery of photos