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St Peter’s Instrumental Program 2020
We are seeking expressions of interest from families who are keen for their child / children to learn a musical instrument in 2020. We have a thriving Instrumental Program at St Peter’s that is producing award winning instrumentalists, bands, ensembles and music scholarship winners.
The Guitar Program is now full; however, we still have places for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone and Baritone.
Trombone and Baritone players will be allowed to borrow their instrument from the school at NO cost.
Please click below to access more information.
The Buzz with Mrs B
As our radios, TVs and news feed fill with reports of the Corona Virus and our shops are being emptied of essential items in ways rarely seen, it is difficult for our children not be exposed in some way to the information and reactions surrounding COV-ID19.
Whilst this may be the case, it also provides an opportunity for families to talk, explore their worries and reassure each other with facts as well as simple steps everyone can take to keep healthy. Just be sure to calm any of your own anxieties first before discussing matters with your children.
Some tips for discussing COVID-19 with your children:
• Assess what they know already. Find out what they understand so you know where to start
• Don’t dismiss or minimise your child’s fear — validate their concerns. It is reasonable to be concerned because they have probably never experienced anything like this before
• Make your explanation age appropriate, provide facts and keep it positive. Tell them scientists and doctors are working on treatments. Reassure them that right now the risk of getting the Corona Virus is low and most people only get cold-like symptoms
• Give them some control over what is happening. Teach the importance of hand washing and how to do it properly, remind them of their responsibility to protect others from coughs and sneezing. If they are very young, make a game of having good hygiene
• Make it an opportunity to learn. Talk about how our bodies fight viruses. Understanding the science can alleviate fears. Get them to do their own fact-checking on what they have heard at school
• Remind children that no-one should be ostracised or bullied because they have been associated with the virus
• Do not make it a one-time conversation. Keep checking in to see if they need reassurance or if they have any new questions
( Ms Bagley-Jones – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-04/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/12020324).
School Social Worker
School Banking will take place in the Library for the next two Wednesdays
– Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 18th March. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Issue 2 of the Scholastic Book Club has been distributed to all students this week.
Orders close Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 8pm.
If you have any questions, please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cate and Kelli
Scholastic Book Coordinators
National Ride to School Day 2020
It’s National Ride to School day on Friday 13 March and St Peter’s is keen to get involved!
Last year, we had over 100 children participate by walking, riding their bike or scooter to school, and this year we want to have even more involved!
We need about 6-8 parent volunteers on the morning to help organise the bikes and distribute stickers between
8-8.30am on the day. Please contact Michelle Prior on 0403 961 296 or email@example.com if you support the idea and can help on the day.
We are excited to be holding the annual St Peter’s Disco in the undercover area on Friday 27 March and look forward to seeing the kids have a boogie on the dancefloor with DJ Shaun!
We are holding two sessions this year –
• K-2 4.30-5.30pm (parents welcome)
• Years 3-6 6.30-8pm (students only)
We will have an entry time of 4.15pm for the first session and from 6pm for the second session to allow for the registration of the “KIDS ONLY” session where the children will be signed in.
PURCHASE OPTIONS: entry ticket OR an entry ticket AND a show bag containing:
1 x novelty (e.g. flashing sunglasses or necklace)
1 x red liquorice
1 x packet of plain potato chips
Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY: https://www.trybooking.com/BIUVA (until 20th March)
• Students are required to bring their ticket printout to the disco.
• Any last-minute door sales will not be able to include a showbag.
NEW and EXCITING DISCO THINGS TO KNOW:
• This year, our Year 3-6 Disco is a KIDS ONLY event! Parents – we will still need volunteers for our disco sessions to keep our children safe and in the boundaries of the undercover area etc, but you are not required to attend. We will also have members of our Year 6 Student Ministry present to assist with games etc. We will have staff present at different times throughout the night also.
• PLEASE EMAIL US at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for support crew roles. First in, best dressed as they say! We will need people for entrance and exit zones, photo booth supervision, toilet supervision and boundary security for the undercover area, to name a few.
• NO PHONE ZONE! Children are asked to please leave their phones (including any other electronics such as iPads, cameras and gaming devices) at home for a night of interaction, conversation and actual fun with their friends!
• PHOTOS! Any parents present for the K-2 session or if volunteering as a support crew member – we ask that there are no photographs taken on the dancefloor area. You are welcome to take photos of YOUR OWN children at the disco but please be aware if posting to social media (Facebook, Instagram etc) PLEASE ensure you have the other child’s parent/s consent.
• In the interest of the environment/landfill/waste – we are not selling drinks this year. The water fountains are right there in the undercover area.
• DISCO SHOW BAGS will be introduced this year to alleviate the need to sell anything at the disco and detract from the fun of the dance floor. We will still have our famous photo booths ready though, so make sure children have gold coin for donations in their pocket or purse!
• SHOWBAG RECYCLING we will have recycling stations around the disco so the bags can be re-purposed, re-used or re-cycled!
• ENTRY AND EXIT/PICK UP POINTS will be confirmed before the event to ensure a smooth and safe time is had by all.
• Any questions can be directed to The Disco Team via email at: email@example.com
Winter Season is now open for registrations!
St Peter’s Basketball Teams play in a domestic league open to boys and girls (turning 8 -11 in 2020) with one training day after school and a game on Saturday morning. No experience necessary.
The Winter season basketball starts Term 2 with the first game on Saturday 4th May.
No games played during the school holidays and goes through to the end of Term 3.
Please click here 2. SP Rego Form_Winter 2020 to access the registration form.
Alternatively you can collect from the school office.
Registrations must be submitted by 20th March to ensure teams are finalised before the end of term.
To put each team forward for registration, we rely on volunteer coaches and managers. If you are interested in either role or would like to know more information please contact us asap on firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation fees for the competition:
$210 – for new players (inclusive of $30 BWA annual insurance fee)
$180 – for players carried over from the summer season 2019/2020
Committee Members Required – The St Peter’s Basketball Committee is looking for 2-3 new members to handover for the winter season. The current committee will assist with this handover and provide ongoing support.
The future of the St Peter’s basketball program relies on parent involvement and without support and fulfillment of the committee roles the schools program will not be able to continue. If you would like more information please contact us asap on email@example.com
St Peter’s Basketball Committee
Mother’s Day Stall
The annual St Peter’s Mothers Day Stall is looking for a new Organising Committee for 2021! A minimum of 2 people is recommended; however, you can nominate as many members as you wish.
The stall is a highlight for many children, being able to choose a special item for their Mum, Grandmother or other significant female role model in their life. For many children, the opportunity to select an item without an adult making a final purchase decision is very exciting, and we must warn you that the room can get a little loud!
The stall is not a fundraiser! Prices are set to cover costs only and does not make a profit. Any left-over monies are donated to a nominated charity each year.
In recent years, the organisers role has been simplified with no cash-handling on the day of the stall, new storage facilities and new P&F payment systems for purchasing.
There are a variety of suppliers the school has previously purchased from and being an organiser will give you the freedom to add your own style to find new gift items, or simply continue to use the existing options.
The stall is traditionally held on the Thursday and Friday preceding Mother’s Day (7th & 8th May this year) with set-up the day before.
Grab the chance in 2020 to be involved with the current organisers and learn the ropes without any pressure!
For us, organising the stall over the last 3 years has been a fun experience and seeing the excitement on the children’s faces as they walk into the shopping room has been very rewarding.
Please contact us on the numbers below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to register your interest.
Vanessa Ryan & Michelle Carter
0408 901 224 (Vanessa) / 0420 507 705 (Michelle)
St Peter’s Dads
- ST PETER’S DADS INFORMATION EVENING – THURSDAY 12TH MARCH 2020
Date: Thursday 12th March 2020 from 7pm
Venue: Staff Room (Upstairs), St Peter’s Primary School
We would like to invite all St Peter’s Dads and Fathering Figures (Grandfathers, Uncles, etc…) to an information evening on The Fathering Project
and the St Peter’s Dads (SPD) group. In this friendly and informal session we want to encourage new and current parents to socialise. Come along, grab a beer, wine and some snacks on us as we open up the night to your questions and discussion on the back of our short presentation.
Click Here SPD Information Evening Invitation for the Intro Talk flyer with all the details.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP via email to email@example.com or Eventbrite by Wednesday 11th March.
- ST PETER’S MOVIE NIGHT – FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2020
Date: Friday 3rd April from 6pm
Venue: Undercover Area, St Peter’s Primary School
We would like to invite all St Peter’s dads and fathering figures (grandfathers, uncles, etc…) to the first St Peter’s Movie Night organised
by the St Peter’s Dads Group.
This year we will be showing Toy Story 4 and we invite you all to attend, bring along a picnic dinner and your fold out chairs / beanbags to enjoy the movie. A treat will be provided for the kids to enjoy during the movie.
Click Here 2020 St Peters Movie Night Flyer for the St Peter’s Movie Night flyer with all the details.
Tickets are free but we ask that you book online HERE to ensure that we have sufficiently catered for the kids.
Please register for your tickets by Thursday 26th March.
For more details, contact the SPD Coordinator David FitzGerald on 0418 675 950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High School News
CHISHOLM CATHOLIC COLLEGE 2022 ENROLMENT – Enrolment interviews for Year 7 2022 placements will commence shortly. The first round of applications (including siblings) will close on Monday 16 March 2020.
Interviews and offers continue throughout Term 1 and Term 2 for new families. Sibling interviews will occur over two evenings on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 March 2020. More information available at www.chisholm.wa.edu.au/enrolments
MERCEDES COLLEGE – Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively.
If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.
Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website – www.mercedes.wa.edu.au
TRINITY COLLEGE 2021 SCHOLARSHIPS – Applications are invited for Trinity College Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021. To find out more and to access the application forms, please visit the Trinity College website: www.trinity.wa.edu.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 14 March 2020. Examination date is Friday 28 March 2020 (Academic only). Please return completed application forms to the Registrar at email@example.com
TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN DAY – WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2020 – Discover Trinity College at our Open Day on
Wednesday 13 May 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. Each of our College Open Day sessions will include an address from the Principal and Junior/Senior Head Prefects, student-led tours, light refreshments and a Q&A with key staff, teachers and the admissions team. We look forward to meeting you! Please note that your son is welcome to attend the Open Day. Further details can be found via www.trinity.wa.edu.au or you can register directly through https://www.trybooking.com/BILZB You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9223 8120.
PERSONAL ADVOCACY SERVICE:
is looking for volunteers to give their time and be a companion to our friends with intellectual disability. For more information, please contact Lorraine on 0419 801 545 or visit www.paswa.org.au
HURRICANES NETBALL CLUB:
is looking for players aged 9-12 years old. Games will be held at Noranda every Saturday. For more information, please email email@example.com
WESTS SCARBOROUGH RUGBY UNION CLUB:
is taking Junior Registrations from Under 5 – Under 18. For more information, please visit www.westscarboroughrugby.com.au
CITY OF BAYSWATER:
Help shape a bright future for our City by taking part in the review of the City of Bayswater Strategic Community Plan. The City’s Strategic Community Plan is the shared vision of community and Council. To get involved please visit https://engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au/
ST PAUL’S PARISH:
invites you to a fundraising sale of recycled Women’s and Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Hats, Costume Jewellery, Scarves etc on Sunday 8 March from 10am – 4pm in the School Hall, Learoyd Street, Mount Lawley. All donations welcome!
ARANMORE CATHOLIC COLLEGE:
invites you to attend their Open Day on Tuesday 7 April 2020 from 9am – 11am. RSVP at aranmore.wa.edu.au
is offering various evening workshops throughout March to May 2020. For more information or to register, please call 6164 0239 or visit www.relationshipswa.org.au
Our vision is a community where students graduate as successful learners today, and are prepared for tomorrow with a strong faith and the values of TRUST, RESPECT, UNITY and EXCELLENCE.
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