St Jerome's Newsletter

Week 5 - Term 2 (Thursday 30 May 2019)

Dear Parents and members of our school community

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“Where there is love there is courage,

where there is courage there is peace,

where there is peace there is God.

And when you have God, you have everything."

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WA DAY - Monday 3 June

PUPIL FREE DAY - Tuesday 4 June

Illness at School

Many children have experienced severe cold and flu type illnesses plus nasty tummy bugs recently. It would be great if we can all review our hand washing practices to help reduce the spread of such illnesses. We look forward to seeing children back at school and learning with their friends after fully recovering. The four day break coming up this weekend should give the students time to rest and recover.

School Drop Off and Pick Up Safety

To ensure our children and families enter and leave our school safely it is vital that we use the surrounding roads and our car parks responsibly with patience and common sense. I know mornings and afternoons are busy times for families but when it comes to this time of the day, safety is a priority. I ask that everyone in our community models safe driving and pedestrian behaviour for our children.


In particular, I urge you to slow down when entering or exiting the car park. Also, if your child is in classes above Year 1, they are able to wait very safely under the supervision of our teachers in the drive through waiting area. There is no need to start lining up along Rockingham Road at 2.50pm, causing potential for accidents as people try to pass the line of cars.


Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support for working with us and supporting your children either in person at school or from home. This is a wonderful community full of so many families and opportunities for learning and growing together.

Helen O'Toole

Principal

Kindy and 3 Year Old Kindy Enrolments 2020

Kindergarten Enrolments for 2020


Interviews for Kindergarten 2020 have commenced. If your child was born between 1July 2015 to 30 June 2016, they are eligible for Kindergarten in 2020. Parents of children with siblings are urged to ensure their applications have been submitted to avoid disappointment.


3 Year Old Kindergarten Enrolments for 2020

Interviews for 3 Year Old Kindergarten next year commence next week. If your child was born between 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 your child will be able to join the program once they turn three.


Application forms are available from the front office at the school.

St Jerome’s children helping disadvantaged children and Making Jesus Real!

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Plastic bottle tops recycled to make artificial hands for children damaged by war.

Please help us by collecting plastic bottle tops from any kind of container that you have at home and bringing them along to the school office or the church lobby where you will find a box to place them in. Spread the word among your family and friends about this wonderful initiative and start collecting so that we can make a difference to those children affected so tragically by war. We will be making a difference to these children and also helping our environment.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes

Carol Hoare

Lapathon - Friday 7 June

On Friday afternoon 7th June we are again holding our Lapathon for Lifelink and the other charities we support. The Lapathon is our main fundraiser for the year and the St Jerome’s parents, families and friends have always been amazing supporters. The sponsorship forms went home last week and we hope that families will be able to generously support their children and this worthwhile cause. The children always enjoy the afternoon where they get to jog around the oval for 20 minutes trying to do as many laps as possible. The Lapathon is also an opportunity for those participating to show how fit they have become over the past year, with children hoping to beat their record from the previous year! Parents are most welcome to join in and complete their daily fitness requirements ….the more the merrier!

2019 Timetable for Lapathon

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Access to SEQTA Engage

Dear Parents and Guardians,


All Pre-Primary to Year 6 School Reports and Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Occupational Therapy, Speech and OLI Reports are delivered electronically via SEQTA Engage.


New Families / Accounts

If you have not previously created a SEQTA Engage account, you will receive an email over the next couple of days that must be actioned within 7 days. This email includes a link that is specific to your family. More information on how to create your new account can be found at http://www.stjeromes.wa.edu.au/seqta-engage/

and then clicking on “Registering”.


Current / Previous Accounts

It is important that you check your login for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child’s report at the end of this term.


Please go to the following site http://www.stjeromes.wa.edu.au/seqta-engage/

and click on “SEQTA Engage” to check your login details. A link to this site can also be found on the school website at www.stjeromes.wa.edu.au, click on the “Portal” tab on the green menu bar and click on “SEQTA Engage”.


If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please go to the following site http://www.stjeromes.wa.edu.au/seqta-engage/ and click on “Forgot Password’.


If you have forgotten your username you will need to email seqta.help@stjeromes.wa.edu.au and provide your name, your child’s name and your child’s class.


Other Information

Reports will be available for viewing on Wednesday 3 July after 2pm. If you are unable to print your child’s report a copy can be obtained from the school office at a cost of $5.00.


Please be aware that some emails can end up in junk mail, so please ensure that you check your inbox as well as your junk mail.


If you have any specific issues or general questions please email seqta.help@stjeromes.wa.edu.au outlining your query and provide your name, your child’s name and your child’s class.


PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL HAS A VALID E-MAIL to ensure that you have access to SEQTA Engage.


Angie Letizia

Assistant Principal

Kindy sees Red

Thank you to the fire officers from the Success Fire Station for coming to school today. Our Kindy children loved your visit, especially seeing the hose squirt water on the grass. Special thanks go to Adrian Hamill.

Developmental Disability WA - Free Workshops

Wanting to assist your child with a disability to obtain employment?

For further information and registration go to www.ddwa.org.au/events

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