- Principals' Message
- Pizza and Popper Day
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Semester Reports
- Parent Teacher Interviews - Week 10
- RAT Kits for Students
- Installing SZapp
- Values for Life Incursions
- All About Sport
- Eisteddfod Make Up Lessons
- Around The School
- St Agnes' Catholic Parish
- Library News
- Canteen - Pete's Eats
- Next Week at St Peter's
- Structured Play Timetable - Term 2
- Year 11 High School Enrolments 2023
- Free Webinars for Parents and Carers
- Community Noticeboard
ATHLETICS A HUGE SUCCESS
Assembly this afternoon was a great chance to acknowledge some outstanding results, and more importantly, the effort and great spirit of children participating or supporting others in the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday.
Please check the Sport Report article for more details.
I would like to thank Mr Arkinstall, on behalf of everyone for his enduring passion and enthusiasm to keep our kids engaged, active and able to pursue sporting interests and skills, which will keep them healthy and active well into the future.
We would all like to tap into his energy secret. He coordinates carnivals today with the same excitement and enthusiasm I am sure he would have mustered for his first Kindergarten 50 meter sprint.
Thank you so much Mr Arkinstall !!!
FINAL ‘HAVE A GREAT WEEK, LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER AND LOOK AFTER YOUR TEACHERS’
Sadly, I will be saying my last ‘have a great week, look after each other and look after your teachers,’ at the end of this year.
As I mentioned to the staff on Wednesday morning, about 15 years ago a colleague’s comment helped me construct my personal vision for education - where I wanted to hold the following 3 years as the most valuable and enjoyable 3 years on a continuing basis (a significant challenge toward the end of a career).
The children, staff and families of St Peter’s have helped the final six years be an extremely rewarding and enjoyable experience. I consider the position at St Peter’s to have been an absolute privilege and something I will hold very dearly into the future.
The Diocese and Parish will implement a well planned process to select a new principal to lead the school in 2023.
I would like to convey my most sincere thanks for the wonderful support families, students and staff have conveyed to me through a blessed six years of association with St Peter’s.
OUR STAFF PRAYER THIS WEEK...
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
A large number of our Year 4 and 5 students will be joining other young people across the St Agnes’ Parish in making their First Holy Communion over the next week or so. First Holy Communion, that is, sharing in the body and blood of the Lord at Mass (Eucharist) for the first time, is the third and final sacrament of initiation into the Catholic Church. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist lay the foundations of every Christian life. We are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the Sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. Eating and drinking with the rest of the community at the Table of the Lord is a sign of belonging fully to that community.
There are seven sacraments in total in the Catholic Church, which can be subdivided into three sub-groups:
- three "Sacraments of Christian Initiation" (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist);
- two "Sacraments of Healing" (Penance/Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick);
- two "Sacraments of Vocation" (Holy Orders/Ordination and Matrimony/Marriage).
In the St Agnes’ Parish, our children make their Confirmation in Year 3 and their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in Year 4. Due to COVID restrictions over the last two years, our Year 5 students missed out on making their First Holy Communion so are catching up this year.
Please keep these little people in your prayers over the coming week as they take this important step in their sacramental journey.
|Thomas Allen||Lennex Arkinstal||Henry Ayres||Geordie Baird|
|Stephanie Banham||Harrison Blackman||Patrick Blackman||Joseph Blundell|
|Joey Buckley||Mitchell Bransdon||Judd Charet||Amaya Colthorpe|
|Steele Cottom||Reuben Dahlenburg||Amaya Davis||Ruby Davies|
|Cooper Dawson||Sebastian De Somma||James Dunn||Alice Eakin|
|William Ebbs||Harrison Egan Blake||Rose Eccles||Bethany Folkes|
|Simione Fono||Siosifa Fono||Jack Foye||Grace Gallery|
|Elliot Gardoll||Isla Garel||Elliott Geddes||Julian Geddes|
|Joseph Gornall||Madeline Goldie||Grace Halverson||Maddox Hamlin|
|Mia Harris||Angus Hawkes||Indiana Hawkes||Liam Holding|
|Joann Jamu||Riley Martino||Sofia McNeil||Taj Patterson|
|Ayce Perkins||Flynn Pociask||Jack Robinson||Finn Russell-Cargill|
|Jameson Smith||Max Swanson||Ethan Thompson||Sebastien Ledbrook|
|Archie Mallam||Bethany Martin||Torie Matheson||Piper McGuigan|
|Trinity McIlroy||Lachlan Menjivar||Alexa Merritt||Keira Moore|
|Thomas Robb||Sonny Shipway||Chloe Sutherland||Sebastian Thomas|
|Ryan Thompson||Charles Trotter||Amelia Varcoe||Alanna Walker|
|Macey Walker||Nate Walker||Arlie Webb||Lincoln Wells|
|Pearl Wickham||Violet Wilton||Cody Winter||Jessie Winter|
|Asher Winters||Samuel Zvirzdinas|
YEAR 2 CELEBRATION OF THE WORD
Today was Year 2’s turn to host our weekley Celebration of the Word. Thank you Fr Roland for visiting us and leading us in worship. Thank you also to our wonderful families that were able to join us.
YEAR 6 RECONCILIATION
Our Year 6 students had the opportunity today to attend reconciliation with Fr Roland. The sacrament of Reconciliation is a healing sacrament where we can reflect on some times we did wrong, ask for forgiveness and reconcile with God. Reconciliation reminds us that God loves and forgives us unconditionally. Thank you Fr Roland for spending this time with us today.
SAVE THE DATE - ST PETER'S FEAST DAY - WEDNESDAY 29TH OF JUNE!
We are looking forward to celebrating our St Peter’s Feast Day on Wednesday 29th June, from 9:30am (Week 10) with the help of Wildfire, our Lismore Catholic Schools Band. We will start the day with a Mass at 9:30am in the Don Farrell Hall, followed by a BYO picnic lunch. Wildfire will then conduct workshops with our students over Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June.
See the link below for more information about Wildfire and their amazing worship songs: Proclaim Lismore Wildfire
Our Year 6 leaders have been working hard with their teachers to design and implement Peer Support sessions around protective behaviours, with a focus on anti-bullying. Each Friday, Year 6 students lead their groups of up to 8 students from Kinder to Year 5.
Guided by The Peer Support Foundation modules, our students learn about bullying, its effects and what can be done to combat bullying, in all its forms. Ask your child what they have been learning about in Peer Support and what to do if they experience or witness bullying. A huge thank you to the Year 6 Teachers and students for leading this very important initiative.
Winter Woollies Day
Friday 24th June
We are raising money for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
Please bring a gold coin donation to participate
Students are to wear their SCHOOL shirt and SCHOOL shorts/skort
They may wear their own touches of Winter Woollies including…..
Briody Tarbox and Kyrah Dal Santo
Semester Reports ... delivered differently!
A REMINDER for Parents and Carers
School Semester Reports are no longer sent home in paper form at the end of each semester.
Instead they will be available in digital form via a Parent Portal Login!
If you have not already done so please register NOW ...
in readiness for our Semester 1 reports!
Reports will be available via the Parent Portal
Friday 24th June after 3.00pm.
Parent Portal Login
The Parent Portal is a secure web based application which contains information about the school and your child including calendar, semester reports and NAPLAN results.
If you don’t already have a Parent Portal login it is a simple task to create one ... please see Creating an account in the Parent Portal
For security reasons the username for this account MUST be your email address recorded at the school.
Once an account has been created, parents will be able to access the Parent Portal at anytime via http://parent.lism.catholic.edu.au/ - this link is also available on SZapp as well as our school website.
If you do not have an email address which is known to the school or you have changed your email address or provider please contact the school office to update your details.
For those parents with children in high school (MacKillop/Regional and/or Newman Colleges) you may already be using the Parental Portal. One simple login will give parents access to all of their childrens’ past reports plus future ones as they are complete. Just use your existing Parent Portal Login to access! The Parent Portal will show reports for both primary and high school students (ensure your email address is the same at all schools.)
Hard copies of reports will only be provided upon request.
Week 10 - 27th June to 1 July 2022
Online bookings are now open for parents to book an interview with their child's class teacher. Teachers welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s academic progress.
The time allocated for interviews will be 10 minutes each.
Parents will be required to sign in, using the QR Code, via the school office / front gate entry.
Booking code - 7fdxr
When you click FINISH your interview booking will be emailed to you automatically- check your junk folder if you do not receive your email immediately.
You can return to the website at any time and change your interview until
Bookings close Thursday 23rd June 2022.
Kinder Red and Year 2 Red
Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews
Kinder Red and Year 2 Red will conduct their Parent Teacher Interviews in Week 1 (K Red) and Week 2 (Year 2 Red) next term.
Please use the following booking code to book an interview with Mrs Kipreotis (Kinder Red) or Mrs Mowle/Mrs Thomas Year 2 Red.
(K Red and Year 2 Red only) Booking Code - zvdrn
Bookings will close Wednesday 29th June 2022
RAT Kits will be sent home to families on Monday to be used if and when as needed.
New NSW Health guidelines for COVID-19 advise:
- Students testing positive must continue to isolate for 7 days and notify school.
- If the student is a close household contact, they no longer have to isolate, as long as they have no symptoms and and a daily RAT is completed. This testing needs to be carried out daily, whilst the COVID-19 positive person is isolating.
- Students needs to isolate, if they have COVID-19 symptoms or daily testing is not carried out.
Should families require further RAT kits (for students only) please contact the school office on 6584 1962.
SZapp is a smart phone school to parent communication. It works through both smart phones and smart devices such as iPads and android tablets.
It is used for push notification alerts, school events, School calendar, school newsletters, Forms such as change of details, absences, Notification of Extended Leave travel (Form A4), Flexischools (Canteen online ordering) and Canteen menu.
SZapp can be installed through the ‘App Store’ on your smartphone device or through the ‘Play Store’ on Android devices.
A link is also available on the side panel of the school newsletter.
Please click on the Installing SZapp link for more information!
School Athletics Carnival- Citius, Altius, Fortius
Our School Athletics Carnival was held on Wednesday, and it was a great day for our community. Our Athletics Carnival is like a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, where staff and families have a piece of the puzzle and we need to undertake a certain role to ensure the puzzle is created. A huge thank you to families who volunteered their time to ensure our carnival was run professionally and safely. Thank you also to the huge number of families who supported the day. I was speaking to one family before we commenced, and they chatted about being at our Athletics Carnivals for over 20 years! As I always say, without families supporting these days, we can’t run these events. We had over 500 smiles throughout the day as our kids ran, threw and jumped. Our Kindy students ran in their very first school athletics carnival, with even one kindy wanting to do a crouch start in the 70M race! The joy of our students getting out and active and having fun with friends was priceless.
School Athletics Carnival- Individual Honours
Well done to all our students at our School Athletics Carnival, it was a great day of getting out and active.
A special well done to the following students:
|8 Year Girl||Abigail Thomas||Paige Zvirzdinas|
|8 Year Boy||Ryan Matheson||Finn Cowan & Simione Fono|
|9 Year Girl||Matilda Price||Bonnie Mann|
|9 Year Boy||Hunter Pociask||Albi Winters|
|10 Year Girl||Amaya Davis||Summer Macey|
|10 Year Boy||Sebastian Thomas||Noah Blemith|
|11 Year Girl||Elysa Blemith||Trinity McIlroy|
|11 Year Boy||William Coombes||Sebastian De Somma|
|12 Year Girl||Tilly Sinclair||Lucia Hurdle|
|12 Year Boy||Jack Lacey||Tobias Rowlatt|
Four School Records Were Broken
|8 Year Girl||Abigail Thomas||Discus and Long Jump|
|10 Year Boy||Sebastian Thomas||Discus and Shot Put|
House Winners- Flynns
School Athletics Team
On Monday, I will announce our School Athletics Team for the Hastings Zone Athletics Carnival in Term 3, Week 2. The school team will comprise of:
100M- first two students in 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 age group (Male and Female)
Shot Put, Long Jump, Discus, 200M, 800M, 1500M- first two male and female students in Junior (8, 9, 10 age group), first two students 11 and 12 age group.
Relay Team- Four fastest (Male and Female) in 100M for Junior (8, 9, 10) and Senior (11, 12).
Gene Hits Them For 6!
Congratulations to Gene Lucas and Alex Madeley who competed at the Lismore Diocese Cricket Trials on Wednesday. A special well done to Gene who made the Lismore Diocese Cricket Team.
Our Union Team competed at the Lismore Diocese Rugby Union Day in Coffs Harbour on Thursday. The day was very competitive and our team held their own in each game. The team performed better as the day went on, with the highlight being Billy Nelson’s huge 50m try! A big thank you to Mr Post who trained the boys weekly and gave up countless lunchtimes to support the boys. I love listening to Mr Post during his pre, half time and end speeches to the team, because it is explicit to a certain coaching point and always full of encouragement and positivity. A special thank you to Mr Trotter and Mr Bateman for their wonderful assistance on the day.
St Peter’s Pimary School will compete at the Regional Independent and Catholic Rugby League Finals (Years 5-6) in Coffs Harbour on Thursday June 30. This is a progressive event for the winner. The progression from this is the Northern Qualifier at Port Macqurie Stadium and from this, the winner will play in Sydney (TBC) in North V South Final. A note will go home to the squad early in Week 9. This will be a private transport event.
Other Sports In The Pipeline
We have sport gala days in the pipeline. These include:
- Touch Football Gala Day- 8/9/22
- Mid North Coast Basketball Challenge- Years 3-6 (Term 4)
THE ROAD AHEAD
Term 2 Sport
|Sunday 26th June & Monday 27th June||
|Thursday 30th June||
A Message from Miss Julie Ann for Make Up Lessons
Tuesday 21st June (Eliza)
|Lunch 1||10.45am -11.30am||Year 1 Normal Lesson|
|11.30am - 12.15pm||Year 3 Make Up - Athletics|
Friday 24th June
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Year 4 Normal Lesson|
|11.30am - 12.15am||Stage 3 Make Up - Long Weekend|
Monday 27th June
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Stage 3 Normal Lesson|
|11.30am - 12.15pm||Stage 3 Make Up - ANZAC Day|
|12.30pm - 1.15pm||Year 4 Make Up - Protected Industrial Action Day|
Tuesday 28th June (Eliza)
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Year 1 Normal Lesson|
|11.30am - 12.15pm||Make Up - Art|
Wednesday 29th June (Eliza)
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Normal Lesson|
Thursday 30th June
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Year 2 Normal Lesson|
Friday 1st July
|10.00am - 10.45am||Make Up - Mother's Day|
|Lunch 1||10.45am - 11.30am||Year 4 Normal Lesson|
CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS/ENGINEERS/GEOLOGISTS !
As a part of our Unit entitled, ‘The Earth’s Surface’, Year 3 undertook a design project. The design brief required them to devise a solution to the erosion problem at Lake Cathie.
The students have been learning about erosion and weathering. They have been investigating different solutions and methods to prevent and slow down erosion.
They firstly established multiple solutions to the problem and finally, they had to choose their best solution (probably a combination of ideas from their different solutions) and complete a ‘Final Design’.
On Tuesday 14th of June, the students then made models of Lake Cathie (based on their Final Design), using recyclables and other bits and pieces from around the home and/or garden to construct their models. We were so impressed with their models-definitely some future engineers in the making.
Some strategies the students used to slow down erosion were planting vegetation, building retaining walls and implementing geotextiles. The models were so impressive.
We were also thrilled with how engaged the students were, how prepared they were and their excellent ‘Working Scientifically’ and ‘Design and Production’ skills. The final component of the task was to complete an Evaluation of their model. Students confidently explained what worked/what didn’t, the challenges they faced, and modifications they would make for the future.
Enjoy the photos of your mini geologists, environmental engineers and soil scientists!
In our science design, the whole of Year 3 made a design and we all thought of something to help stop erosion by using anti-erosion strategies like a groyne, sea wall, vegetation, mulch and rock walls. We all learnt that weathering makes a mess and erosion cleans it up. Everyone made a completely different model. What I loved about my model the most was making it and designing it. Some people used sand, soil, plants, containers, paddlepop sticks and rocks. Our design was really fun and everyone got theirs done.
What I loved most about the Design and Make task was being able to make it myself, having fun with my friends and laughing when there was something funny.
I learned that I can do anything with help. I can fix my work up and improve my work. Then my teacher said my model was amazing and I was so so happy.
On Tuesday we made a way that we thought could help Lake Cathie with the weathering and erosion. Our next step is to add water, which represents the waves. We will test if the model can withstand the force.
My model had PVC pipes for drainage, moss from my garden, air-growing grass, rocks and pebbles and sand/dirt. I tried to hide the pipes with rocks and pebbles. I think it looks very natural and nice
New Touch Garden
HELP NEEDED !!
On the 2nd Friday and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Send a note to your child's teacher, let the office or Canteen know if you can help.
All volunteers MUST supply a copy of their current Working With Children Check (Volunteer) and COVID Vaccination Certificate
Click on the picture below to read the 'NEW' Menu
Flexischools orders close at 8.30am !!
- Please show proof of double vaccination
- Please sign into Who's On Location (St Peter's sign in) at the front school office
- Masks are now optional
Canteen Roster - Week 9, Term 2
|Wednesday||Bec Eakin, Sarah Dahlenburg|
|Thursday||Jo Sexton, Kylie Ford|
|Friday||Kate Perkins, Peta Clancy|
|Kindergarten Red||Kindergarten Blue||Kindergarten Green|
|Year 1 Red||Year 1 Blue||Year 1 Green|
|Year 2 Red||Year 2 Green|
|Year 3 Red||Year 3 Blue||Year 3 Green|
|Year 4 Red||Year 4 Blue||Year 4 Green|
|Year 5 Red||Year 5 Blue||Year 5 Green|
Jacob Lane Rowsthorne
|Year 6 Red||Year 6 Blue||Year 6 Green|
|Saturday 18th June||
|Sunday 19th June||
|Monday 20th June||
|Tuesday 21st June||
|Wednesday 22nd June||
|Thursday 23rd June||
|Friday 24th June||
|Sunday 26th June||
|Wednesday 29th June||
|Friday 1st July||
|Monday 18th July||
|Monday 25th July||
|Tuesday 26th July||
|Wednesday 27th July||
Glasshouse Education/Creative Learning Performances
|Erth's Prehistoric World - Years 1 & 2||Wednesday 31st August|
|Backbone - Years 5 & 6||Tuesday 1st November|
|Edward the Emu - Kindergarten||Tuesday 8th November|
Staff Development Days
Wednesday 7th September - Term 3
Tuesday 22nd November - Term 4
Term 4 CAMP DATES
Planning is well underway for our two School Camps !!
If your child is NOT attending camp please let the school know ASAP as this will affect the costing for other families.
Families are more than welcome to start paying off camps through BPay on your St Peter's School Account please reference that it is a camp payment.
You are invited to join us for the Year 11 Enrolment Information nights.
These nights allow you to meet teachers and collect information about enrolling your child in Year 11 at St Agnes' Catholic Parish secondary schools in 2023.
Please check the zoning maps before registering to ensure you attend the information session aligned to the zoning for where you live.
For zoning details and to register visit: www.enrolinexcellence.org.au
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
St Joseph's Regional College, Year 11 Enrolment Information Night
Date: Monday, 25 July 2022
Time: 6.00 pm
Address: St Joseph's Regional College, College Drive, Port Macquarie
Newman Senior Technical College, Year 11 Enrolment Information Night
Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Time: 6.00 pm
Address: Newman Senior Technical College, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
MacKillop College, Year 11 Enrolment Information Night
Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 6.00 pm start
Address: MacKillop College (senior campus), Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
Free Headspace Webinars for Parents and Carers
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is hosting free mental health education online sessions for Parents, Carers and Community Members in our region during Term 2. Information provided in the sessions will:
- Strengthen your understanding of mental health and the factors that can influence your young person’s mental health
- Strengthen your understanding and skills in how to cope and where to find help
- Build awareness of local, state and national support services available
- Strengthen relationships between local area mental health services, local schools, headspace centres and other community organisations.
Port Macquarie, Parent/Carer session: navigating uncertainty and change
Tue, 21 June 2022 (6:30 pm – 7:45 pm AEST)
Mid North Coast, Parent/Carer webinar: navigating uncertainty and change
Tue, 28 June 2022 (12:00 PM – 1:15 PM AEST)