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Social Skills – Kindergarten and Year 3

Stand Up! Speak Up!

Being ready to stand up for others when the need arises is something that we have learnt about over the last few days in Kindy and Year 3. As a Buddy Group we discussed times when others around us may need someone to speak up for them and help them feel accepted and safe. The children suggested times when others would need friends to stand up and speak up for them. These examples included when someone is being pushed around, is excluded from a game, spoken to rudely or gossiped about. We talked about giving everyone a chance or even a second chance if they have made mistakes in their lives. We watched a short video of a time when Jesus stood up for someone who was being excluded by others for the bad choices he had made. This man was Zacchaeus and Jesus boldly asked to go to his house for dinner. Although others watched and were angry and confused by what Jesus did, they realised how brave Jesus was to stand up for Zacchaeus.

We listened to a wonderful song called Stand Up, Speak Up and over the term we will try and learn it so the message of standing up for others remains a strong one for us.

LifeLink Day

On Wednesday 5th June, the three representatives from the Pastoral Care Council, together with Mrs Perlini and Mrs McGuire, attended the 2019 LifeLink Launch Day at Newman College. LifeLink provides support and funding to agencies who care for the community. On Wednesday, representatives from the schools in WA gathered together on LifeLink Day to think of people in need and to present a ‘Big Book of Love and Hope’ with special messages from the Sacred Heart students. We would like to thank our Year 6 leaders for the outstanding behaviour and leadership they exhibited throughout this special event.

Next Tuesday, June 18th, Sacred Heart will hold a fundraising day for LifeLink. The Pastoral Care Council invites students to bring in a gold coin donation. All money collected on this day will be given to LifeLink. We thank you for supporting this fundraising event to help those in need. On Tuesday, students will be learning about the LifeLink agencies and how they can make a difference to others in need.

Eucharist Parent Candidate Workshop

Thank you to the Parents and Candidates for attending the Sacrament of Eucharist Workshop, on the evening of 28th May.  It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm from both candidates and parents to participate in all the activities presented to them. We hope this has assisted the candidates as they prepare for their Sacrament in the coming weeks.

(Lucia Jonescu)

I liked participating in the Last Supper play because I liked how Zane dipped our feet in the water.  I also liked the grape juice.  I liked making the unleavened bread even though it tasted like nothing. The Sacrament of Eucharist is special and it means you get to have Jesus in your heart and you receive His Body.  It also means you get to receive it every time you go to church.

(Orlando Wu)

Sacred Heart Feast Day

On Friday, the 28th June, our school will be celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The day’s celebrations will begin with a whole school mass in the Sacred Heart Church, to which all family members are welcome, and encouraged to attend. Following mass and recess, the students will partake in special activities with their class buddies to mark the special feast day. As part of our celebrations, we will also have a special Sausage Sizzle lunch and icy pole for all students, provided by the school, and prepared by the School Canteen Staff.  Please note, that the Canteen will not be providing any other menu items on this Friday at lunchtime. If your child does not wish to have the Sausage Sizzle, they will need to be provided with their own lunch. Normal Canteen service will be available at recess time on this day. We are looking forward to celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart with the students and school community, and look forward to seeing many of our families at the whole-school mass on the 28th June.

Eucharist Parent Candidate Workshop

Thank you to the Parents and Candidates for attending the Sacrament of Eucharist Workshop, on the evening of 28th May.  It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm from both candidates and parents to participate in all the activities presented to them. We hope this has assisted the candidates as they prepare for their Sacrament in the coming weeks.

Sacred Heart’s Winter Appeal

The Pastoral Care Council would like to invite Sacred Heart families to contribute items for a Winter Appeal to help those in need within the local community. Suggested items to bring in, are: old jumpers, blankets, gloves, beanies and scarves. All donations can be dropped off into the marked laundry baskets in the hallway leading to the front office. Otherwise, the Pastoral Care Council will be on the red bricks each Friday before school to collect items directly from students. At the conclusion of Term 2, the Pastoral Care Council will donate the items collected to help people in need. We thank you for your support!

A reminder to keep unwell children at home

As Winter has now arrived, we feel that it is a good time to review school procedures in regards to children who are unwell at school. If your child is unwell, it is often most appropriate to keep him/her home from school. A child who is unwell will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.

Please do not send your child to school if he/she is unwell, such as:

  1. A fever in the past 24 hours
  2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  3. Diarrhoea in the past 24 hours
  4. A bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
  5. Head lice – live bugs or nits (lice eggs)
  6. A rash
  7. Pinkeye

If your child becomes unwell at school and the teacher or school feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. If your daytime or emergency phone numbers change during the year, please notify the school immediately. Following these procedures are meant to serve the best interests of all the children and staff in our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.

Playground Reminder

A reminder that the school oval and playgrounds (both Naturescape and oval playground) at Sacred Heart are not to be played on before or after school. As there is no Teacher Supervision, all students and siblings are asked to refrain from accessing the school oval and playground at these times. This action is for the safety of all children here at Sacred Heart. We ask that all parents supervise their children at all times to ensure that this school rule is adhered to each day. We thank all Parents for their diligence with this matter.

Ms Renee Byrne-King and Mrs Carolyn Perlini (Assistant Principals)

 

Sacred Heart Primary School

Highgate

40 Mary Street, Highgate WA 6003
(08) 9328 8817
admin@shpsh.wa.edu.au

Newsletter 14th June 2019 Term 2, Week 7