Newsletter

St Brigid's Primary School

ST BRIGID'S SCHOOL PRAYER

Dear Father in Heaven

We thank you for our school, our families, our friends and the environment

Help us to 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 One, Week Eight - 25 March 2020

Principal - Luke Shaw

A MESSAGE OF THANKS

Our world has certainly changed in the fortnight since our last newsletter. I thank our school community for their support and understanding, relating to the impact of COVID-19 on our school community. At this time, I would like to thank our staff for their ongoing dedication and commitment during this time of uncertainty.


This year we launched our School Values: Service, Courage, Peace and Acceptance. I use these to frame my thinking and reflect on the last fortnight.


As Principal, it has been so wonderful to see our staff display our value of Service by pitching in and helping each other, as required.


Our staff have shown Courage by coming to school every day and giving their all during these challenging times, in the best interests of our students.


It has been wonderful to see our staff maintain a sense of Peace in their classrooms and work-spaces. Maintaining a sense of normality, as much as possible, is so important at this time.


Information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on school procedures is ever changing. Our staff have displayed our value of Acceptance in the way they have taken on board new information as it is released and followed the advice accordingly.


Correspondence from our school has been, and will continue to be, sent out via email through SEQTA. Please ensure that you check your email on a regular basis.


NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN)

Parents and caregivers of students in Years Three and Year Five were advised of the decision that NAPLAN will not proceed in 2020. This decision was made by Education Ministers on Friday 20 March. The NAPLAN test window was scheduled to be held from 12-22 May 2020.


THE BISHOPS’ RELIGIOUS LITERACY ASSESSMENT

Considering the evolving COVID-19 situation and the implications for our schools, a decision has been made not to proceed with the The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) in 2020. This decision was made by Catholic Education Western Australia.


SCHOOL CALENDAR

Our school calendar can be found at https://www.stbrigidsms.wa.edu.au/calendar and within our school app.

THANKS!

Our staff enjoyed a coffee on us yesterday. I thank our staff for all that they are doing for our students during this time of uncertainty.

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Assistant Principal - Mike Sibbald

Dear Lord,

I put my hand in yours and together

we do what we could never do alone.

No longer is there a sense of hopelessness.

No longer must we depend upon our own unsteady willpower.

We are all together now, reaching
out our hands for a power and strength greater than ours,
and as we join hands, we find love and understanding
beyond our wildest dreams.

Help us all to know and appreciate

the love and strength that togetherness


Please encourage your child/children to keep their Lenten promises and contribute to Project Compassion.

Assistant Principal - Colette Wayne

Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Interviews will not take place in Week 9 as previously advertised. Student summaries will be accessible via SEQTA Engage on Monday 6 April, providing details of your child’s progress for Term 1 2020.

SCHOOL NEWS

CANTEEN ROSTER


Please Note: Canteen is still open for lunch orders etc.

Kylie looks forward to seeing her current volunteers returning as well as any new volunteers who would like to help out.

A NOTE FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP

A reminder that students must be in full Winter Uniform for the beginning of Term 2. Please check your child's uniform to ensure correct sizing etc. For your convenience, the uniform shop is open every Monday and Friday morning from 8am to 9.30am and every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.


If you would like to place an order for uniforms please download the PDF below:-

ST BRIGID'S SWIM SQUAD

Swim Squad has temporarily been cancelled. We will advise you when it re-commences.

SCHOOL BOOK CLUB

Dear Parents/Caregivers, I have a book order from Issue One which has NO NAME on the order. If you think this may be your order please come and see me (Mrs Darling) in the library.

Thank you

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 from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.

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Please note that Playgroup has been cancelled for the time being. Thank you for your understanding

P & F News


COLOURING COMPETITION

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 colesfresh5@coles.com.au

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:

Gilberts Fresh - register for a shopping card and with every shop, Gilberts will then donate back 1% of the money spent by you to our school. And they have some great fruit and veg!

Midland IGA - With each shop you can request that your shopping amount be added to St Brigids Primary School. This then adds up over the year and IGA present the school with a cheque at the end of the year.

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.

Ponytails and Fairytales

Hair accessories to suit both school uniform and faction colours. Letters will be going out in the next few weeks giving you the opportunity to purchase some beautiful accessories which in turn helps fundraise for your school

St Brigid's P & F

Karryn 0409 293 198

Jo 0418 954 821

stbrigidspfa@gmail.com

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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!

P: 0484302073

E: stbrigidsmiddleswan@helpinghandsnetwork.com.au