Thursday 16 March, 2023
A note from Mr Pardini
P&F Movie Night
I look forward to welcoming our families into school for our first movie night (tomorrow!). Thank you to the work the P&F have done in setting up this evening. Don't forget to bring your rugs, blankets and low chairs. For more information refer to the flyer within the newsletter.
This week, our students in Years 3 and 5 have been completing NAPLAN assessments, which focus on writing, reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy. Well done to all students (and teachers) during this time, which can sometimes add an 'extra layer' of anxiousness to school. Students' NAPLAN results will be sent home to parents later in the year. St Brigid's looks at NAPLAN results to identify strengths and areas of need to improve teaching programs.
Our school will be celebrating Harmony Day next Tuesday 21st March. Students are invited to wear any cultural clothing on this day or the colour orange. Traditionally, the colour orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and the encouragement of mutual respect. Please see the flyer below for more information on what you can bring to add to the display for Harmony Day.
Parent Teacher Interviews
By the end of this term, all parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher for a 10 minute Parent Teacher Interview. On Wednesday 5 April, school will close at 12.00pm on this day to allow teachers to meet up with parents. Booking your timeslot will be opened up soon via SZapp.
Three Year Old Pre-Kindy Information Session
An information session will be held during Week 10 on Tuesday 4 April 9.30am in the Kindy room. This session is for parents of children commencing our Three Year Old Pre-Kindy program next term. Supervision will be available for the children to play outside during the meeting.
Enjoy the weekend ahead everyone!
The PP/1/2 classes attended a beautiful Liturgy in the church yesterday. It was the perfect occassion to remind us to pray, give and sacrifice during the season of Lent. The children placed a foot they had decorated on the floor as a centre piece, signifying steps they will take to be more like Jesus.
Thank you to our families who managed to come and support this Liturgy.
School Uniform News
A big note of thanks to all parents for your continued support maintaining our uniform policy. I appreciate many parents were unaware that children were not wearing the correct uniform items. Today, our uniform committee met to discuss the continued inprovement of our sports uniform. We are currently working with our uniform provider (Perma Pleat) to develop a 'story board' which is a pictorial snapshot of the colour scheme and style we have developed. Once we receive the story board from Perma Pleat, we will share this with the school community.
Interschool Swimming Carnival Results
A message from Mrs Beesley ...
The Interschool Swimming Carnival was held on Friday 10 March at the lovely Boyup Brook Swimming Pool. It was a fantastic day with some amazing results and excellent competition. The St B’s students were prepared and ready to display their swimming athleticism. The events ran smoothly and thank you to Scott Tweedie of St Mary's for the planning of the day along with the support of Ronan Kelly, St Mary's Principal.
Our students achieved amazing results with many taking home a medal:
|Year 3 Boys
|Year 3 Girls
|Year 4 Girls
|Year 5 Boys
|Marcus Varnavides, James Fisk, Harrison Giblett
|Year 5 Girls
|Year 6 Boys
|Year 6 Girls
We also had some new records set in the following events:
Kirsten Simpson (St Mary's) Year 5 Girls 25m Butterfly 19.67, 50m Freestyle 37.92,
Oliver Doust Year 5 Boys 25m Butterfly 23.55,
Ruby Dinnis Year 6 Girls 25m Butterfly 18.89 (new event)
Sam Reape Year 6 Boys 25m Butterfly 22.77 (new event)
Amos Moore Year 3 Boys 25m Butterfly 36.77
Liam Glisenti (St Mary's) Year 4 Boys 25m Butterfly 28.86
Year 4 - 4x25m Freesyle Relay – St Mary’s 1.49.21
As you can see, we performed extremely well overall.
A huge thank you to Geri Moore who offered two training sessions for those students who could make it. Also, to staff (Mr Pardini, Mrs Hoare, Mrs Harris and Mrs Glisenti) and parents who helped on the day and assisted with the students involved. It was a very enjoyable day and I was so proud of the students- Well done to you!
Autism Awareness - Week 9
During Autism Awareness Week, St B's will be building awareness of neurodiversity through activities including whole school dance-off, a mass flower arrangement, along with a merchandise stall on Friday 31 March, to raise money for the autism awareness organisation Paint Me A Rainbow. Further information to follow.
Library Book Sale
What's coming up?
- Friday 17 March - P&F Movie Night
- Tuesday 21 March - Harmony Day
- Wednesday 22 March - Year 3, 4 & 6 class Liturgy (Reconciliation)
- Friday 24 March - Year 2 Assembly (2.30pm)
Tomorrow, we have our first outdoor movie with 'DC League of Super Pets' screening at 6.30pm on the school oval. A selection of movie snacks will be available for purchase on the night. Please BYO drinks, picnic rug and low laying chairs. Please be mindful that as this is an after-school event, parents are responsible for their own child.
Easter Egg Raffle
Thank you for the donations of chocolate that we have received so far, we will continue to collect donations during Week 8 & 9. The Year 6 Student Council will then sell tickets at school during Week 10, the prizes will be drawn on the last day of term!
Thanks to our parent volunteers for canteen help and cake making. Please see the roster for next week below. If you can assist in the canteen on any dates throughout the year please contact the school office. Thank you.
|Tue 21 Mar
Erica Caldwell (canteen helper)
Cristina Maletti (cake maker)
|Fri 24 Mar
Bec Armstrong (canteen helper)
Lara Gandini (cake maker)