NEWSLETTER - TERM 3, WEEK 7
ST PAUL'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, MOUNT LAWLEY
Lord, I do believe.
I believe You are the Christ of God.
Help me to comprehend even more what that means.
Help me to see Your divinity more clearly and to believe in You more fully.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Welcome to Week 7. The term is flying by!
It has been so good to be getting more great feedback about our students lately. I have had several people, including guest presenters working with our students and relief teachers covering for our regular teachers, who have gone out of their way to let me know how impressive our students are. From how respectful they are to how well they engage in their learning, this is fantastic feedback and something our students should be proud of!
This weekend, we have our next Parish School Mass. Our Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are hosting and, as usual, it would be great to see as many families from across the school present as possible. Our connection with our parish is an important one. As it is Father's Day, we will not be having morning tea after Mass to allow families to head off to any of their own celebrations they have planned. We hope to see you at Mass!
Our P&F do some fantastic work at St Paul's and provide some great support with building our community. Our St Paul's mums got together over the weekend for the Mums Day Out and I understand it was a wonderful event. These events don't just happen and we'd like to thank Deanne for her generous efforts to organise the event! We are truly blessed to have such generosity among our P&F volunteers, so thank you all for what you do for our community!
What's been happening at St Paul's?
Father's Day Breakfast
On Friday, we have our annual Father's Day Breakfast, hosted by our amazing P&F. This is an important community event for St Paul's and it would be great to see as many of our dads and father figures there as possible. Information from the P&F is at this link. Please RSVP at this link. We look forward to seeing you there!
There was an electric atmosphere at this year's Athletics Carnival, with fantastic weather and a great turn out by our families. With some very close scores throughout the day, Ormond eventually emerged as our overall winners. Congratulations, Ormond! The team spirit throughout the day and amount of cheering was amazing. A special mention to Merritt who won the Spirit Award for athletics this year!
Our champion boys and girls for 2023 were:
Champion Boy - Hugo
Runner Up Boy - Theodore
Champion Girl - Stella
Runner Up Girl - Bonita
Champion Boy - Ezra
Runner Up Boy - Harrison
Champion Girl - Alexis
Runner Up Girl - Jazmin
Champion Boy - Orlando
Runner Up Boy - Hezro
Champion Girl - Sonja
Runner Up Girl - Adelaide
Champion Boy - Jose
Runner Up Boy - Nathan
Champion Girl - Sophia
Runner Up Girl - Grace
It was a different experience this year not having our Physical Education teacher leading up to or on the carnival day as Ms Wise has unfortunately been unable to attend school after an injury. Firstly, I want to thank Ms Wise for all of the work she did in the background, but I also want to extend a huge thank you to all of the staff and parents who chipped in to make the carnival such a success. Your help and support was very much appreciated!
We were so proud of how well our students participated and supported each other. There some photos on our Latest News post.
Our Learning Walks are coming up on Tuesday afternoon in Week 9 (12 September). This is an important time to share in your child's learning so please make every effort to come. An email will come out in the next day or two with instructions on how to book into one of the sessions.
The Catholic Performing Arts Festival has been continuing and last week, our choir performed at the Vasto Club. They sang beautifully and represented St Paul's well. Special thanks goes to Mr Dabbs who has been preparing the choir for some time now. It was also great to see many parents come along to support our choir.
Last week we celebrated Book Week at St Paul's. On Tuesday, the students were treated to a special session with author Raewyn Caisley, where they learnt a lot about writing and being an author. On Friday, we had our annual Book Week Parade. The costumes were incredible! Thanks to all the parents who were obviously very busy leading up to the day making and organising costumes! Father Mariusz, Mrs Bismark and Mrs Gardiner formed our judging panel and had the very difficult job of picking winners from each year level. The competition was very tough! It was great to see our students' love of reading coming through as they immersed themselves in their favourite characters. Fantastic effort, everyone!
Things are starting to take shape with the first portion of our build! We now have the floor and roof on. They are currently working on the ceiling and will get some walls in soon. It has taken longer than first expected so thank you for your patience as we continue this important project. The builders are still telling us that they should be ready to begin the Year 4-6 classrooms over the next school holidays. This means we should be able to use the new room as well as the ground floor outdoor area and toilets next term.
Have a great week!
Mr Pete Merry