St Francis of Assisi News
Term 1 - Issue 3 11th March 2021
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
As we move into the fourth Sunday of Lent, I have been encouraged by the spirit and compassion of a group of our Year 5 girls. This year's theme is 'Be More' and our Year 5 girls have taken that on by fundraising at recess and lunch for Project Compassion through the 'Fun Paper Shop'. The girls have designed and created origami, chatterboxes and various other items for sale and donated all money to their class Project Compassion box. It is a fantastic initiative that demonstrates Saint Oscar Romero's quote, 'Aspire not to have more, but be more'. The girls are pictured below and have managed to fill one Project Compassion box already! Thank you and congratulations to all these girls.
ySafe CyberSafety Workshops
This year, we have partnered with Australia's leading Cybersafety experts, ySafe. On Tuesday, they provided workshops for all children in Year 1-6, then followed with a staff workshop and parent workshop at night. As a result of this partnership, we are pleased to provide a Cybersafety hub for all our parents. This hub has a number of resources which are FREE to parents of our school. I encourage parents to use this resource in supporting your children to navigate the online world. The link is on our website and can be accessed here http://www.stfrancisbutler.cybersafetyhub.com.au
Thank you to Mrs Selyer and our Digital Learning Team (Mrs Evans and Mrs McDonald) for coordinating and supporting this initiative with ySafe.
IMCC Bursary 2022
A reminder to Year 6 parents that the Irene McCormack Bursary Applications are now open. The St Francis of Assisi Bursary is available to Year 6 children and through an application process, the successful applicant is offered significant fee discounts throughout the family's time at IMCC. Those parents and Year 6 children who are members of St Andrew's Parish are also welcome to apply for the St Andrew's Parish Bursary. Applications for both are available from the office or alternatively you can go onto IMCC's website and download the forms.
A reminder to parents that as we aim to be a nut-free school, please do not send children with nuts in their lunchbox. This includes peanut butter or nutella sandwiches as these pose a high risk to our children with anaphylaxis.
Yesterday, our school conducted a practice fire drill. As part of our Crisis Management Planning, we conduct one emergency drill per term. This is to ensure our child safe practices are efficient and effective in keeping our children safe. It was pleasing to see us evacuate the whole school in 4:56mins! Congratulations to the children on following all processes and evacuating quickly. Term 2 will see us practice a lockdown drill - parents will be notified prior to this event.
2021 Fee Statements & Payment Options Form
These were emailed out (and a paper copy sent home) a fortnight ago. If you haven't already done so, parents need to tick the appropriate box and email/send the form back to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Families that have yet to return the form will be contacted shortly. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the email address above to arrange an appointment with me to discuss.
Children born between 1st July 2017 to 30 June 2018 are due to commence Kindergarten next year. Please contact the school office for enrolment forms or download the application form from our school website. We will be holding our Kindy interviews early next term. If you know of any other families interested in their children attending our Kindy 2022 program please ask them to contact the school office.
Father Darek (New Parish Priest)
We welcome Father Darek to our parish this week after he was installed as the St Andrew's Parish Priest on Sunday. Father Darek will come and meet the children later this term.
Tough weekend with the Kiwi's beating us in the T20 Cricket, and then also the Diamonds losing to NZ in the netball. At least the Force had a great win over the Tahs. With the AFL season not far away, Mr Baker's world will soon be complete!
Best wishes and have a wonderful weekend!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Over the past few weekends, we have been excited to formally welcome Olivia and Harry Brown and Zoe and Emery Van Der Brugghen, into the Catholic faith through Baptism. Congratulations! May our loving God forever keep you in his loving embrace.
One of our commitments during Lent is to help those less fortunate than ourselves by almsgiving. Project Compassion supports families and communities throughout the world to access the basic necessities of life - food, water and shelter. We ask you to give generously to those in need this Lent. Project Compassion boxes are in each classroom until the end of Term 1.
Monday 15 March (St Francis of Assisi CPS Hall)
The Reconciliation Retreat will again be run by the 24/7 Youth Ministry. The retreat will take place during normal school hours, in the school hall. Children can wear their sports uniform on this day. Children are to bring their school bag with food for the day as usual, and a drink bottle.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 20 March 3pm (St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Clarkson)
Solemnity of St Joseph
Pope Francis declared 2021 the 'Year of St Joseph'. St Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, was a man of strong faith. He was a carpenter; a humble man; a man who trusted deeply in God. We will honour St Joseph on Friday 19th March at 8:45am with a whole school liturgy, followed by the Harmony Day Assembly. We invite all families to join us for this celebration to honour the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, Families and Workers.
Miss Dee Campbell
Year 4-6 Interschool Swimming Carnival
Thank you for the return of the nomination forms for the swimming carnival. The events list will be posted on the sports notice board next week. A letter will be sent home in the coming days with further information to those children who have nominated. If you have any questions please contact me via email or seesaw.
Please click on the flyers below for details regarding Wanneroo Basketball Association Winter registration day and WA Female Football Academy Future Stars Clinic.
SFOA BREAKFAST CLUB (Supported by Bakers Delight Ocean Keys, Clarkson)
When: Every Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 8:00am - 8:20am
Come in and grab some toast with vegemite or jam and start your day right!
Happy Birthday to the following students who have recently celebrated or who are celebrating a birthday over the next two weeks:
Theory Saggers, James Stratfold, Chet Rudduck, Scarlett Hall, Aloyo (Elizabeth) Sebit, Charlie Jones, Lauren Clark, Joshua Epple, Dylan Korzhov, Ryan McCombie, Brock Burkin-Povey, Elliott Ashworth, Liam Empeigne, Lucy Zaehner, Roseline Ajang, Harry Dymock, Fletcher Ashworth, Tatenda Masango, Emily Leahy, William Di Giacomo, Jake Coorey, Benjamin O'Hare, Nathaniel Ridley.
We wish you all a wonderful day!!
Friday 12 March - Year 2 Performance Assembly (8:45am)
Monday 15 March - Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat/Year 5 excursion
Tuesday 16 March - Year 6 Beach Safety/Year 6 H.O.T.S. students Solar Challenge
Wednesday 17 March - School Advisory Council Meeting (6:00pm)
Friday 19 March - Harmony Day/Year 5 Whadjuk Gift excursion/Kindy Parents Arvo Tea (3pm)
Saturday 20 March - First Reconciliation (St Andrew's Church at 3:00pm)
Monday 22 March - Dental Screening for PP, Yr 3 and Yr 6 students
Thursday 23 March - Years 4-6 Interschool Swimming (nominated students)
Friday 26 March - Year 5 Class Mass (8:45am)/Stations of the Cross (St Andrew's Church at 6:00pm)
SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION
School Fee Statements were sent out two weeks ago, please return your instalment form asap. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, either contact me on 9562 9500 or email email@example.com
If you have a 2021 Health Care Card, please update these details to ensure you receive your fee discount this year.
Monday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: NEW LOCATION - Operating out of the demountable at the rear of the school!
Ph: (08) 9204 1701
Address: 1/85 Guthrie St, Osborne Park 6017
For Parents, the link to the online ordering system is as follows:
From here, parents can see the uniforms list (including pricing) and place their orders online.
Also, as an alternative, parents can also go to the JFE website:
From here, they can see all the contact details for JFE.
They can also place orders from this website. They can click on the “Order Now” button or the “Orders” heading and use the School Code: 2147
Online Order Delivery Timing
JFE will deliver all online orders to the school - they will be available for collection/delivery every Monday
The cut-off time for online orders to make the above delivery date is 12midday the Friday to allow for delivery/collection on the Monday.