St Brigid's Primary School
Dear Father in heaven,
We thank you for our School, our families, our friends and our environment.
Help us make our School a better place, by being more like St Brigid,
who loved, helped, cared and shared.
Thank you for all the people who do things for us.
Bless us all today and everyday. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our lord. Amen
Term Two, Week Six - 3 June 2020
Principal - Luke Shaw
WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS
As well as completing enrolment interviews for Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2021 over the first half of the term, we have also welcomed some new families to our school community.
The following students started at St Brigid’s this term. I welcome them, and their families, to our school community.
Pre-Kindy: Nathan & Sterling
Pre-Primary: Muhammad & Dre
Year 1: Bella
Year 2: Gizelle
Celebrating the achievements of our students during our virtual merit assembly was a highlight last week. Coming together to congratulate our merit award winners, albeit in a different way, was a great way to finish the school week. All students streamed the assembly from their classrooms, through Microsoft Teams. This assembly was recorded and uploaded to our school Facebook page, providing parents with the opportunity to view the presentations.
Thank you to the fifteen parents/caregivers who completed the short survey regarding our school app. This survey closed today. The school leadership team, together with Steve Duncan (IT Technician) will use this data to inform our decision-making process.
PRE-KINDY & KINDY 2021
Enrolment interviews for Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2021 are now underway. If you are interested in having your child attend Pre-Kindy or Kindy at St Brigid's in 2021, I encourage you to contact the office to book an enrolment interview. It is important that families complete the relevant paperwork and partake in an interview as soon as possible, in order to secure their child's place.
PUPIL FREE DAYS – REMINDER
Monday 20 July (Rescheduled from 1 May)
Friday 21 August (Rescheduled from 8 May)
Monday 24 August (as planned)
Monday 12 October (as planned)
I congratulate Patrick Hunt and Taylah Lambly on their appointment as Choir Captains for 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you shine in this important leadership role.
Stay safe, healthy, and happy over the coming fortnight.
Assistant Principal - Colette Wayne
READING AT HOME
Over the next few weeks, I will be including some tips that may support you with home reading. Nightly reading forms an important part of homework here at St Brigid’s and research strongly supports fostering a love of reading at home. It is important that children are listened to when reading and also read to by an adult or more capable reader.
TALK TO YOUR CHILD
Ask your child to talk about his day at school. Encourage him/her to explain something they did, or a game they played during recess.
SAY SILLY TONGUE TWISTERS
Sing songs, read rhyming books, and say silly tongue twisters. These help kids become sensitive to the sounds in words.
READ IT AND EXPERIENCE IT
Connect what your child reads with what happens in life. If reading a book about animals, relate it to your last trip to the zoo.
USE YOUR CHILD'S NAME
Point out the link between letters and sounds. Say, "John, the word jump begins with the same sound as your name. John, jump. And they both begin with the same letter, J."
PLAY WITH PUPPETS
Play language games with puppets. Have the puppet say, "My name is Mark. I like words that rhyme with my name. Does park rhyme with Mark? Does ball rhyme with Mark?"
TRACE AND SAY LETTERS
Have your child use a finger to trace a letter while saying the letter's sound. Do this on paper, in sand, or on a plate of sugar.
WRITE IT DOWN
Have paper and pencils available for your child to use for writing. Working together, write a sentence or two about something special. Encourage him/her to use the letters and sounds they are learning about in school.
PLAY SOUND GAMES
Practise blending sounds into words. Ask "Can you guess what this word is? m - o - p." Hold each sound longer than normal.
READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN
Go ahead and read your child's favorite book for the 100th time! As you read, pause and ask your child about what is going on in the book.
TALK ABOUT LETTERS AND SOUNDS
Help your child learn the names of the letters and the sounds the letters make. Turn it into a game! "I'm thinking of a letter and it makes the sound mmmmmm."
A NOTE FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP
If you would like to order uniforms for your children you can download an order form from our website or from the link below then email your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org Jo will then process your order during uniform shop hours being: Monday and Friday mornings from 8am to 9.30am and Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: We are having issues with obtaining some stock due to the current global situation.. We have found ourselves without size 6 track pants and size 8 track top and pants and at this stage we are uncertain of when these items will be restocked by our supplier..
Celebrating Year One Learning:
In Year One the children are learning about 3D shapes and objects. Last Friday, the Year One children were placed into groups and went on a 3D object hunt around the school. The children were required to find rectangular prisms, spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes and triangular prisms. In their groups, the children then used the photos to create a 3D Shapes poster using the Pic Collage App. The children then independently saved and uploaded their posters to their Seesaw accounts.
Check out the amazing work Year 1A and 1B have completed.
On Wednesday May 27th @ 11.15 AM our school participated in National Simultaneous Storytime.
The book selected this year was : Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.
By facilitating NSS we aim to:
- Promote the value of reading and literacy
- Promote the value and fun of books
- Promote an Austrlaian writer and publisher
- Promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country
- Provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents the media and other to participate in and enjoy the occasion
"Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks who live alongside Dora von Dooze. But Dora is perplexed - why do her dear chickens seem to sleep all day long? Dora decides to snoop. She follows the chooks out at night to the local jazz club where she discovers, to her amazement, that they are Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas!"
Written and Illustrated By: Lucinda Gifford
Published By: Scholastic Australia
NOTICE FROM COMMBANK SCHOOL BANKING
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused. We will notify you when banking will recommence.
Please note that Playgroup has been cancelled for the time being. Thank you for your understanding
P & F NEWS
Details have been sent out on both the St Brigid's Primary School Facebook page to go into the draw to win a Stephanie Alexander garden for our school. The competition is run through Coles and you can enter by doing the following -
1. Download the colouring in sheet and consent form
2. Get your child/children to colour in the colouring sheet and take a photo or scan the picture
3. Send the picture/scan along with the consent form to email@example.com
The colouring sheet and consent form can be found at https://stikeez.coles.com.au/#competition
3 winning entrants will each receive a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden base membership for a year and a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden built in their chosen school or Early Learning Centre valued at approximately $10,000 OR a cheque to the nominated school/ELC for the value of the garden ($10,000) to be used for kitchen and fresh food related items for the students such as appliances, cookware, benches, pantry items. The Garden prize will include the installation and planting of wicking beds with various herbs, fruits and vegetables seeds or plants.
BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE
We have been lucky to secure a date for this year's Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Midland Bunnings. This is being held on the 24th October - so still a long way till then, but just in case you would like to pop this in your calendar. We will be looking for helpers on the day, and we always appreciate our school community coming along and supporting our school by popping down to grab a sausage sizzle or two.
YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL JUST BY SHOPPING AT ANY OF THE BUSINESSES LISTED BELOW:
Athletes Foot - The School Rewards Program is a great fundraising opportunity, with $5 from every pair of shoes purchased being donated back to your school. This applies for each pair of shoes purchased for the whole family, across the complete in store range of adults and/or kids sports, school, work and casual shoes.
Before & After School Care
UNABLE TO MAKE IT IN TIME TO PICK UP YOUR CHILDREN?
BOSS ASKED YOU TO STAY LATE OR COME IN EARLY?
NEED TO HAVE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF?
Parents, we are here to support you and your children in before and after school hours! We offer a secure, safe and exciting environment for your children to thrive and be a part of a socialized group while you are busy.
Please note an enrolment form and 1 days' notice is to be given to make your casual bookings for your children.
We are here to help! Enrolment forms are now online https://www.helpinghandsnetwork.com.au/register/#.
Vacancies Available Now!
ST BRIGID'S PARISH - CHURCH UPDATE
The Parish is now trialling an online booking system for limited mass seating. Please click on the link below to make your booking:-
If you do not have access to the internet please contact the Parish Office on 9274 1495 during office hours and the ladies in the office will make the booking for you.