Project Compassion Story – Week 5
Halima is our Week 5 Project Compassion story. Halima is raising two children under seven in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, while caring for her mother who has a disability.
Caritas Australia helped Halima out with a shelter and cooking equipment so that she could feed her family. She participated in hygiene and sanitation training and took on the role of community trainer herself, organising the cleaning of washrooms, wells and toilets.
Halima is proud that she is able to earn a small income, while maintaining the health of her family and the cleanliness of the camp community.
Project Compassion Boxes 2021 – Return of Boxes
Thank you to all our families for supporting Caritas’ Project Compassion Appeal this year. All collection boxes at home are to please be returned to your child’s class teacher by the end of Week 1, Term 2. The Pastoral Care Council will then collect up these boxes and forward these to the school office for counting. As a school, the collective total of these donations will be given to Caritas. Thank you in advance for your generosity and concern for the less fortunate members of our society by supporting this Appeal, which helps empower the world’s poorest communities to create real and lasting change and improve their lives.
On Wednesday this week, our Year Six Class led the school in a Holy Week Reflection. We thank Mrs Adair, Mrs Wyre and the Year Sixes for the wonderful preparation and performance. We would like to also acknowledge Mrs Saraceni and the other teachers and students for their preparation. We commend all classes on their reverent behaviour during this very holy and reflective time.
Early Years Mathematical Kits
Mrs Perlini would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their time and help with preparing resources for our Early Years Mathematical Kits. It would be wonderful if all resources currently being worked on are returned on the first day of Term. Mrs Perlini will then organise a time early in Term 2 to assemble the kits at school.
Parent Term Planner
To keep parents informed with up-to-date information, the Term 2 Planner is now available on the school website. Please check the website regularly as the planner will be updated when required.
First day back for students in Term 2 – Tuesday 20th April
A reminder that students will commence Term 2 on Tuesday 20th April. Monday is a Professional Development Day for staff.
Years 3-6 Afterschool STEM/Coding Club
We have had an overwhelming response for the Term 2, Years 3-6 STEM/Coding Club.
Student nominations for this have now CLOSED. Mrs Perlini will make contact over the coming weeks to confirm the details for students who have now returned their permission slip. Just confirming that this club will take place on Monday afternoons 3 – 4.15pm, on every Monday in Term 2 (excluding public holidays), beginning Week 3. Students are expected to attend every session. A big thank you to all of the parents who have expressed their availability to assist with this.
Parents will be contacted during the term, if required. I would like to extend my thanks to Mrs Angwin, Mrs Saraceni and Miss Caruso who will be assisting me in facilitating the sessions with the students on Monday afternoons.
In addition, a Lego Club for Years 1-2 students will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunchtime in the School Hall during Term 2. All Year 1 and Year 2 students are welcome to attend!
Winter Uniform in Terms 2 and 3
A reminder that all students will be required to wear their full winter uniform on the days they do not wear their sports uniform in Terms 2 and 3.
Please contact Mrs Vilma Spence on 9271 4479 for all uniform enquiries and purchases.
School Photo Day
School photos are taking place on Wednesday 21st April. Information for ordering school photos has now been sent home with your child. Please remember that full school uniform, including the red jumper and tie, must be worn on this day (Years 1-6). Kindy and Pre-Primary students must wear their full school tracksuit. Please note: Family photos are at 8.15 am in the school hall on school photo day – please drop your children to the Harold St Gate if they are getting a family photo taken. Ordering envelopes for family photos will be given to students at the time of the family photo. All parents have been sent a link to indicate if your child requires a family photo – please remember to complete the link. Note: Pre-Kindy students will need to come in for the Pre-Kindergarten photo at 8.45 am on the Wednesday (one parent allowed to accompany our Pre-Kindy students for the photo, after using the hand-sanitiser stations – entry via the Mary St Pedestrian Gate).
NAPLAN: Term 2, Week 4
In the lead up to NAPLAN, which will take place in Week 4 of Term 2 (commencing the 10th May), a reminder for parents not to overemphasise these tests and to avoid undue stress. In addition, we ask that parents of children in the Year 3 and 5 classes avoid any appointments or activities that may result in interruptions to the class during this week. Thank you for your support with this.
A prayer for Holy Week
Lord Jesus Christ,
in this sacred and solemn week
when we see again
the depth and mystery of your redeeming love,
help us to follow where you go,
to stop where you stumble,
to listen when you cry,
to hurt as you suffer,
to bow our heads in sorrow as you die,
so that, when you are raised to life again,
we may share in your endless joy. Amen.
We wish all our students and families a very happy and holy Easter. Please take care over the Easter Break. We thank you for all your support this term.
Mrs Carolyn Perlini and Mrs Nerissa Angwin (Assistant Principals)
Interschool Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to the thirty-three students who competed in today’s Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. All of our students, teachers and parents were excited and prepared for a great day of swimming with a particular focus on representing Sacred Heart Primary School and putting in maximum effort.
* Results and photos from today’s Carnival will be in the next newsletter.
2021 Sacred Heart Primary School Interschool Swimming Team
Upcoming Sporting Events
Sacred Heart Faction Cross Country Carnival
(to be confirmed)
Interschool Cross Country Carnival
Year 5 & 6 Winter Lightning Carnival
Miss Kate Witkowski
Physical Education Specialist
Social Worker Notices
Urstrong for parents – supporting your child through the ups and downs of friendship
On Tuesday 20th April Urstrong will provide:
Online Language of Friendship for Kids and Parents Years 1 – 6
( open to the public). It will be live – Sydney/Melbourne time but a replay link will be made available to watch at your leisure.
Follow the link below or go to Urstrong website and to Events tab to register at $11 per family to learn skills and language to foster healthy friendships.
Ms Hilary Campos
School Social Worker