St Francis of Assisi News
Term 1 - Issue 4 25th March 2021
PRAYER FOR HOLY WEEK
PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY 19th APRIL
FIRST DAY OF TERM 2 - TUESDAY 20th APRIL
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Welcome to the last newsletter for Term 1. It's hard to believe we have made our way through 8 weeks of school and managed to fit in a number of school activities. Looking back throughout the term, there is lots to be proud of in the way your children have navigated the start to a new school year - especially with the disruption of the very first week. The children have earned themselves a relaxing holiday break, which will be marked by the most significant event in the Church calendar, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Term 1 Social Reports
Next Tuesday, 30th March, parents will receive our Term 1 Social Reports. These reports identify a number of personal and social skills that demonstrate how your child approaches their learning and work habits within the classroom. They are a valuable tool in providing parents with some feedback in regards to how your child has transitioned to the expectations and routines of a new year level. Please take the time to discuss with your child and should you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact the classroom teacher to discuss.
A reminder to parents to check out our new cybersafety hub. This provides plenty of information on navigating the online space with your child, including everything from screen time to posting on social media. It can be accessed here: http://www.stfrancisbutler.cybersafetyhub.com.au
As outlined at the beginning of this year, we will be moving our Semester One and Two academic reports online and release via Seqta Engage. Tomorrow, parents will receive an email from Seqta to set up their account. This will be essential in viewing your child's report next term. Plenty of assistance will be available for parents who have any difficulties. Please check your nominated email account by close of business tomorrow to follow instructions to set up Seqta Engage. For enquiries, please email mailto:email@example.com
IMCC Bursary 2022
A reminder to Year 6 parents that the Irene McCormack Bursary Applications are now open. The St Francis of Assisi Bursary is available to Year 6 children and through an application process, the successful applicant is offered significant fee discounts throughout the family's time at IMCC. Those parents and Year 6 children who are members of St Andrew's Parish are also welcome to apply for the St Andrew's Parish Bursary. Applications for both are available from the office or alternatively you can go onto IMCC's website and download the forms.
2021 Fee Statements & Payment Options Form
These were emailed out (and a paper copy sent home). If you haven't already done so, parents need to tick the appropriate box and email/send the form back to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Families that have yet to return the form will be contacted shortly. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the email address above to arrange an appointment with me to discuss.
Children born between 1st July 2017 to 30 June 2018 are due to commence Kindergarten next year. Please contact the school office for enrolment forms or download the application form from our school website. We will be holding our Kindy interviews early next term. If you know of any other families interested in their children attending our Kindy 2022 program please ask them to contact the school office.
Kindy Parents Arvo in the Playground - 3pm to 4:30pm
Tomorrow, we invite all parents and children in Kindy to hang around after school to socialise for some afternoon tea in the playground. In trying to build relationships in our community, Kindy parents and children (including siblings) are welcome to stay and enjoy a play together out on the grass.
Stations of the Cross - Friday 26th March @ 6pm
Thanks to Mrs Mieschbuehler, we have a number of children performing the Stations of the Cross this Friday 26th @ 6pm at St Andrew's Parish. Parents are welcome to join us for a reverent reconstruction of Christ's journey before his crucifixion.
Last Day of Term 1 - Thursday 1st April (Holy Thursday)
Next Thursday, 1st April will see Term 1 conclude with our usual P&F Community Lunch (Fish & Chips). We will come together as a school to watch the children perform the Stations of the Cross, which will be followed by the Community Lunch. Parents are encouraged to attend the Stations of the Cross and stay for the Community Lunch, sending a message to our children of the importance of this time of year.
- 11:30am Stations of the Cross (Parents Invited)
- 12:30am P&F Community Lunch (Fish & Chips)
Parents who are taking their child home after lunch are reminded that they will need to sign their child out via a QR Code. A reminder that this is NOT Safe WA. Parents will need a QR Code Reader on their phone that is different to Safe WA.
Finally, the end of Term 1 marks the beginning of Mrs Kinder's (PPB) parental leave. Although we are sad to be losing such a wonderful member of our community and fantastic early childhood teacher, we are also excited for her and the amazing journey of parenthood ahead. We wish Mrs Kinder and Mr Kinder (6W) all the very best for the arrival of their new baby girl and we look forward to meeting the 'Kinder Surprise' in the near future.
Footy season is back, with the Eagles having a good win against the Suns. Oscar Allen looks to be taking over the competition as a gun forward and Tim Kelly was all class. Unfortunately, for Dockers supporters poor Alex Pearce will again be on the sidelines but they have an exciting group of youngsters who will hopefully lead the way alongside veterans, Mundy and Fyfe. Good luck to whoever you support!
The Easter break is a wonderful time to celebrate all we should be thankful for and I wish all families a blessed and holy time over Easter. Stay safe over the school holidays and enjoy some much needed rest with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all back fresh and happy on Tuesday 20th April.
Jesus enters Jerusalem
Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
Jesus shared a last meal with the Disciples,
Jesus is crucified, died and was buried
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Congratulations to Quinn Dennis who was baptised into the Catholic faith on the weekend of the 13/14 March. May our loving God watch over you and forever keep you in his loving embrace.
Congratulations to the children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday. Special thanks goes to Mrs Fiona McDonald (3B) and Miss Carmen Mirto (3W) for preparing the children so beautifully. Thank you also to the parents and staff who have supported the children in the leadup to receiving the sacrament. Our new Parish Priest, Father Darek, was very impressed with the reverent way the children participated in the Liturgy and Reconciliation.
OTHER SACRAMENTAL NEWS
The Sacrament of First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Confirmation are once again being offered this year. The final dates for family commitments are being finalised early in Term 2, however please make sure you have the following dates on your family planner! Any change of dates will be communicated to families ASAP.
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Workshop: Wednesday 26th May 6pm (St Francis of Assisi School Hall)
Sacrament Mass: Sunday 13th June 11am (St Andrew’s Parish Church, Clarkson)
Sacrament of Confirmation
Workshop: Wednesday 18th August 6pm (St Francis of Assisi School Hall)
Sacrament Mass: Sunday 12 September 1pm (St Andrew’s Parish Church, Clarkson)
** Please note alternative dates are available for the Workshop only, at St Andrew’s CPS. Please contact me for further information.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
All families are encouraged to come along and support the children from St Francis of Assisi CPS as they present the Stations of the Cross – a visual representation of the events of Holy Week, at St Andrew’s Catholic Parish, Clarkson THIS FRIDAY - 26th March at 6pm. The children have been beautifully prepared by Mrs Ashlee Mieschbuehler.
I have attached a Holy Week / Easter Information sheet, detailing the events of Holy Week and their significance and importance to the lives of Catholics and other Christian demoninations. You will also find attached a Holy Week timetable for St Andrew's Catholic Church.
‘Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;’ (John 11:25)
May you and your family have a joyous and blessed Easter.
Miss Dee Campbell
Year 4-6 Interschool Swimming Carnival
Today 24 of our students from Years 4-6 participated in the Interschool Swimming Carnival at HBF Arena Joondalup. They swam their hearts out and showed wonderful sportsmanship, a great day all round.
Please click on the flyer to find out more about eligibility for KidSport Program. KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club registration fees. This year all eligible children will be able to access two KidSport vouchers to the value of $150 each. The first is available from 1 January 2021, with the second becoming available from 1 July 2021.
SFOA BREAKFAST CLUB (Supported by Bakers Delight Ocean Keys, Clarkson)
When: Every Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 8:00am - 8:20am
Come in and grab some toast with vegemite or jam and start your day right!
Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating a birthday over the next month:
Jose Pires Gil, Tiaki Ahu-Woods, Monyping Malok, Oskar Bowden, Cleo Underwood, Adau Chol, Addison Mendoza, Malika Magistro, Rose Johnson, Aazarnah Farmer, Hyeon Kim, Daniel Deng, Brandon Durer-Jones, Samara Makawa, Harlow Burrell, Aria Everest Pearson, Katie Everest Pearson, Braxton Peck, Emma Kovac, Oliver Smith, Benjamin Ennis, Reed Campbell, Leah Thomas, Logan Bakker, Akol Akol, Samuel Thistlethwaite, Mckinleigh Watson, Noah Stone, Braxton Stankevicius, Emanuel Chirikure, Carla Reynolds, Sienna Kohlschein, Imani Robinson, Ashleigh Peck, Jasmin Edwards, Jack Heydon, Noah Yengi, Rose Deng, Poppy Leitch, Timothy Lloyd.
We wish you all a wonderful day!!
Friday 26 March - Year 5 Class Mass (8:45am)/Stations of the Cross (St Andrew's Church at 6:00pm)
Tuesday 30 March - Term 1 Social Reports sent home
Thursday 1 April - Stations of the Cross (11:30am)/P&F Shared Lunch (12:30pm)
Friday 2 April - Good Friday
Sunday 4 April - Easter Sunday
**Friday 2 April to Monday 19 April - School holidays
Tuesday 20 April - Students commence back at school for Term 2
Tuesday 20 April to Friday 23 April - Year 6 Camp
Friday 23 April - Whole School Mass (8:45am)
Sunday 25 April - ANZAC Day
Monday 26 April - ANZAC Day public holiday
Tuesday 27 April - ANZAC Day Liturgy (8:45am)
SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION
School Fee Statements were sent out earlier in the term, please return your instalment form asap. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, either contact me on 9562 9500 or email email@example.com
If you have a 2021 Health Care Card, please update these details to ensure you receive your fee discount this year.
Monday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: NEW LOCATION - Operating out of the demountable at the rear of the school!
Ph: (08) 9204 1701
Address: 1/85 Guthrie St, Osborne Park 6017
For Parents, the link to the online ordering system is as follows:
From here, parents can see the uniforms list (including pricing) and place their orders online.
Also, as an alternative, parents can also go to the JFE website:
From here, they can see all the contact details for JFE.
They can also place orders from this website. They can click on the “Order Now” button or the “Orders” heading and use the School Code: 2147
Online Order Delivery Timing
JFE will deliver all online orders to the school - they will be available for collection/delivery every Monday
The cut-off time for online orders to make the above delivery date is 12midday the Friday to allow for delivery/collection on the Monday.