St Brigid's Primary School
Help us to remain calm even
When we tingle with unease
When we throb with insecurity
When we itch with frustration.
Infuse us with Your Spirit,
Calm our anxieties,
Restore peace to our being, Amen.
Term Three, Week Eight - 9 September 2020
Principal - Luke Shaw
I ask that all members of our school community keep our First Communicants in their thoughts and Prayers this week, as they take this important step in their faith journey. Thank you to Aimee Mitchell and Rhianna Shirren who, with the support of Mike Sibbald, have suitably prepared our students for this Sacrament.
FACTION CARNIVAL (YEARS 3-6)
Our Year 3-6 students look forward to next Friday, when we will hold our Faction Carnival. I look forward to a wonderful day. Thank you to Sam Harris for preparing students for this day. Please see the letter from Mr Harris, contained in this newsletter, for more information. Important information regarding attendance and physical distancing is included in this correspondence.
We are currently developing our new school website. As part of this website development, I would like to include testimonials from parents and caregivers, sharing positive experiences of our school. If you would like to prepare a short testimonial, to be included on our new school website, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
PRE-KINDY & KINDY 2021
I continue to interview for Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2021. Places for both programs are filling up fast. If you are interested in enrolling your child for Pre-Kindy or Kindy next year, I encourage you to book an interview time with me through the front office. If you have friends or family who are considering educational options for their child next year, I ask that you recommend our school as an option.
Our 2020 Pre-Kindy program is now at full capacity, with a waitlist. If you know of anyone interested in joining Pre-Kindy this year, please ask them to contact the office so we can place their name on the waitlist.
Assistant Principal - Mike Sibbald
FIRST EUCHARIST PARENT MEETING
Our Parent Sacramental Meeting on Tuesday evening, 1 September at St Brigid’s Church, was very well attended and where important information relating to First Eucharist, was presented. Our guest presenter, Fr Greg Donovan, provided interesting insights into our spiritual and religious traditions, and ways in which we can address the challenges we all face in our daily lives. I would like to thank Fr Benny for inviting Fr Greg to be a part of our sacramental preparation as well as Fr Liam for hosting the evening. The cheese and wine were much appreciated by all who attended.
YEAR FOUR REFLECTION DAY
Congratulations to the Year Four Classes and their teachers, Ms Mitchell and Mrs Shirren on their First Eucharist Reflection Day. All children participated thoughtfully and cooperatively in preparation for their First Holy Communion. Our presenter, Karl Brown, made it a fun, memorable and practical Prayer Retreat for our children.
This weekend is a very special time for our First Communicants. On Sunday, 30 children will make their First Holy Communion. Mass begins at 11.00am at St Brigid’s Parish Church, Midland. Our professional photographer will be available to take family photos from 10.00am. We pray that our Lord will bless each one of our First Communion Children as they receive Jesus for their first time.
YEAR ONE LITURGY
Congratulations to the Year One Classes and their Teachers for hosting their class Liturgy, ‘I Am Special’ this week. Fr Benny was impressed with your preparation and participation. This was the first ‘Class Liturgy’ this year, after the COVID restrictions, making it very special indeed. It was lovely to see so many parents join their celebration too!
It is with great pleasure to inform parents that the Sacrament of Confirmation is now going ahead! It has been scheduled for Sunday, 15 November at 11.00am at St Brigid’s Church, Midland. At this time, with Phase 4 COVID restrictions, attendance for each family will be restricted to a maximum of four members per family, including the Confirmation Sponsor (but excluding the Confirmation Candidate).
CELEBRATION OF SACRAMENTS
First Eucharist: Sunday 13 September (11.00am)
Confirmation: Sunday 15 November (11.00am)
Confirmation Parent, Sponsor &
Candidate Evening: Wednesday 4 November (7.00pm)
Assistant Principal - Colette Wayne
SWIMMING LESSONS (PRE-PRIMARY - YEAR TWO)
I remind all Pre-Primary-Year Two parents that swimming lessons will be taking place in Weeks 9 and 10 of this term. At this point, all swimming enrolment forms should have been returned to class teachers. If you have not yet returned this form, please do so by tomorrow. During swimming lesson weeks, students are to wear their sport uniform to school with their bathers underneath. Students are required to bring their thongs to wear to and from the pool – students will not be allowed to wear their thongs for the entire day. We have been advised by Swan Active that if parents wish to attend swimming lessons there will be a $2.50 entry fee payable.
HELP STOP THE SPREAD AND STAY HEALTHY
A reminder to parents to please keep their children at home if they are unwell. If children come to school sick, parents and care givers will be contacted and asked to collect their child.
KINDY SPORTS CARNIVAL
Our Kindy students look forward to Thursday 24 September from 9:00am -10:00am when they will be participating in their very first Faction Carnival. Thank you Ms Robinson, Ms Di Rizzo and Education Assistants for preparing the students for this day.
Please see the flyer attached to this newsletter regarding details of the Book Fair, where you will find a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. The Book Fair runs from Thursday 17 September until Wednesday 23 September. Special thanks to Ms Wills for coordinating this event. Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
CRAZY SOCK DAY
Please see attached flyer which gives details of our Crazy Sock Day on Friday 25 September.
Thank you Ms Anderton, Mr Sheridan and Year 5 for coordinating.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Last newsletter I wrote about the Code of Conduct and its implementation at St Brigid’s School. The Code of Conduct clearly states the behaviours and expectations required by all staff, students, parents and volunteers and anyone who spends significant time at St Brigid’s. The Code of Conduct can be found on our webstie at https://stbrigidsms.wa.edu.au/images/pdf/Code_of_Conduct.pdf Throughout the rest of the school year, I will briefly outline what each Conduct Statement is and highlight a few examples of what this might look like from a parent’s perspective.
Conduct Statement 1: You act safely and competently.
The following examples are ways parents can adhere to Conduct Statement 1:
- Drop off and pick up your child in accordance with school guidelines. This includes proper procedures for late drop offs and early pickups and entry onto school grounds during the school day.
- Ensure your child is at school on time, dressed appropriately and has the necessary school supplies, including appropriate food.
- Information and photos of students is not to be taken and/or circulated without the express permission of the individual student’s parents. This includes discussion of students, families and staff on the internet and amongst community members.
- Be mindful and vigilant of your child/ren's internet activity.
- Seek advice and assistance from experts and/or the school principal/staff as necessary.
CELEBRATION OF RECONCILIATION
THE CANTEEN NEEDS YOUR HELP
WEDNESDAY'S, THURSDAY'S & FRIDAY'S ARE THE BUSIEST DAYS FOR THE CANTEEN SO EVEN IF YOU CAN HELP FROM 11.15am TO 12.30pm. THAT WOULD BE A HUGE HELP. PLEASE CALL INTO THE CANTEEN AND LET KYLIE (OUR CANTEEN MANAGER) KNOW WHEN YOU ARE AVAILABLE.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PARENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING NEXT WEEK:
Miriam Chaumba Monday 14th Sept & Wednesday 16th Sept
Claire Kirby Friday 18th Sept
SPORTS CARNIVAL FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2020
There will be no fish and gems sold on this day. Please refer to Tuesday's Menu. Parents are welcome to order however, all orders will need to be placed by 9.30am.
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
PLEASE NOTE: The uniform shop hours for Wednesday Only will change as of next term, (Term 4). The uniform shop will be open from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
JUST A REMINDER: Term 4 marks the start of the Summer Uniform. Please check your child's uniforms and if you need to purchase new items please do so before the end of the term as due to Covid Restrictions we may run short of stock.
SPORTS NEWS - Inter House Faction Carnival
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING IN THE MACKILLOP HALL
SWIM SQUAD HAS RECOMMENCED
Come along and join the St Brigid's Swim Squad. Training takes place every Tuesday morning at Swan Active, Morrison Road, Midvale, commencing at 7am. Entry is $3.40 (no spectator fee for parents).
Swim Squad is for students in Yrs 2 to Yr 6 whom are at swimming level 5 or above. Students can then take advantage of Breakfast Club at school which commences at 8.15am in the MacKillop Hall. If you have any queries, please contact Deanna (DJ) on 0419 943 901.
METAL FILING CABINETS FOR SALE
We still have a few filing cabinets for sale4 Draws $40
3 Draws $30
2 Draws $20
Can be delivered locally
CHAIRS & DESKS FOR SALE - GOLD COIN DONATION
FUN IN PRE-KINDY
P & F NEWS
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!