St Brigid's Primary School
MOTHER'S DAY PRAYER
HOLD MY MOTHER CLOSE
Heavenly Father, hold my mother close to your Heart
as I hold her close to mine. Let her know today and every day
how much we love her. Lord, comfort her mind and reassure her
that her motherly care was everything we needed and wanted
And that we love her dearly.
Lord, comfort her body as she ages and grant her health and
vitality as she goes through her days here on earth. Bring all
good things to my precious mother, dear God, and bless her
every day, in every way. Amen!
Term Two, Week Two - 6 May 2020
Principal - Luke Shaw
WELCOME TO TERM TWO
Welcome to Term Two! We begin this term with our teachers facilitating the teaching and learning programme for all students, whether at home or at school. This is a different start to the term for everyone and I thank you for your ongoing support. It has been wonderful to see students working hard at school and hear about how students have been working hard at home.
I take this opportunity to remind our parents and caregivers that it is their decision as to whether they choose to send their child to school, or have them work from home. As a school, we continue to support each family in their decision.
Our staff are busy at school and I continue to be amazed by their efforts. I thank our staff for their continued commitment and collaboration. Our teachers and education assistants are facilitating the completion of remote learning packs for students attending school. Seesaw is being used to complement this work, in all year groups. Our teachers are also maintaining connections with families by engaging in pastoral calls. These calls provide an important opportunity for teachers to connect with parents to discuss how the student is progressing. If you do receive a missed call from your child’s teacher, I ask that you call them back to have this conversation.
Our teachers have also been having specific discussions with parents about the information provided in Student Summary Sheets. In normal times, this information would be discussed during Parent/Teacher Meetings in Term One. These conversations take a different form this year. The information was provided to all parents via SEQTA at the end of Term One and parents will now have the opportunity to engage in a conversation around the content of this document, if they have not done so already. Again, I thank our teachers for their commitment to ensuring our home-school partnerships remain strong, albeit in a different format.
PRE-KINDY & KINDY 2021
Enrolment interviews for Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2021 will be commencing from tomorrow, Thursday 7 May 2020. At this point in time, enrolment interviews will take place via video chat, through Microsoft Teams. This allows me to have a conversation with each family, just in a different format. The school will provide the information required to access Microsoft Teams, when families book their interview time. When things return to normal, families who have had an online enrolment interview will be offered the opportunity of a school tour. We will return to a face-to-face format for enrolment interviews when we are able to do so. 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.
I wish all mothers and mother figures a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday 10 May. While we are not able to come together at school for our Mother’s Day breakfast this year, please know that we are thinking of you this week. Personally, I am looking forward to celebrating my wife’s first Mother’s Day. Hopefully the weather enables us to get out and have a picnic this weekend.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR STUDENT LEADERS
As we begin our new term, I leave you with this message from our student leaders.
Assistant Principal - Mike Sibbald
As a whole school community we raised $277.00 for Project Compassion. Under the current circumstances, this is a wonderful effort. Well done everyone!!
Assistant Principal - Colette Wayne
PASTORAL CARE CALLS
Teachers are currently making calls to parents/carers to discuss how your child is coping with remote learning, as well as the Student Summary that was sent via SEQTA engage at the end of Term One. Parents/carers are asked to download the Student Summary from SEQTA to assist with the discussion.
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: email@example.com 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.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
In regards to book club for term 2.
We are hoping that we can keep things as “normal” as possible for children in term 2 and provide them with a suitable book club option, while learning at home.
We won’t be sending out paper brochures to the students for issue 3, but here is the link to issue 3 catalogues
Parents can then order using the LOOP process and the books will be delivered to the school as usual.
Orders will be given to children who are at school. If your child is not at school, we will contact you to arrange for collection of your order from the school.
It is easy to order. The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. Your child’s order is submitted directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class. You can place your child’s order at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Book Club orders will close 3pm Thursday 14th May
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 Brigids 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!