- Principals' Message
- Kids Lit Quiz
- All About Sport
- Semester Reports
- House Cup Award
- Parent Teacher Interviews - Week 10
- Around The School
- Personal Belongings
- Eisteddfod Make Up Lessons
- Grade Parents
- Library News
- Canteen - Pete's Eats
- Next Week at St Peter's
- Structured Play Timetable - Term 2
- Installing SZapp
- St Agnes' Catholic Parish
- Values for Life Incursions
- Year 11 High School Enrolments 2023
- Free Webinars for Parents and Carers
- Community Noticeboard
What a pleasure to be a part of the recent celebrations for our First Communicants.
Please refer to the article in MISSION.
I would like to most sincerely thank Father Paul, Father Roland and Father Prodencio for the engaging and insightful celebrations they shared with our children.
I would also like to thank Mrs Cameron, Mrs Morris and Mrs Baird with our staff and staff from St Agnes’ and St Joseph’s for the wonderful support provided to our little people receiving their first Eucharist.
A BIG WEEK TO FINISH TERM 2
Next week (Week 10) is certainly shaping as one of the major weeks of the Term.
NAIDOC Week and St Peter’s Feast day on Wednesday and the very accomplished band - WILDFIRE visiting and playing for the children.
Please refer to the article in MISSION.
Teacher and Parent Interviews will also be conducted through week 10.
We really appreciate the great response from families to the link allocating timeslots to check in personally with your children’s teachers.
This will be a really productive opportunity for both parties to provide feedback on the first 6 months of this year and set 1 to 2 goals, which will foster our children’s learning and/or well-being through the remainder of the year.
GREAT SUCCESS IN A4 ART COMPETITION
Many of St Peter’s students entered the A4 Art Competition recently hosted by the Parish Creative Arts Nest. The shortlisted artists were included in the Parish tent for the recent Port Macquarie Art Walk.
We would like to thank the Creative Arts Nest for providing an opportunity for students to engage in presenting original ideas or innovative interpretations for the rest of us to ponder and appreciate.
A number of children were shortlisted in each category, with 2 - 4 students receiving a Highly Commended and a Winner listed for each category.
We would like to thank all children from each of our Parish schools for taking the time to craft their work and share their pieces with the rest of our community.
The following children were shortlisted and/or received Highly Commended or Winning entries:
|Kinder Red||Jack Spry||Winner|
|Kinder Green||Marli O'Brien||Highly Commended|
|Kinder Blue||Athena Goldie||Highly Commended|
|Kinder Blue||Eva Newman||Finalist|
|Kinder Green||Grace North||Finalist|
|Year 2 Red||Harrison Leman||Finalist|
|Year 3 Red||Lachlan Banham||Winner|
|Year 4 Blue||Henry Ayres||Highly Commended - People's Choice Award|
|Year 4 Blue||Lilly Goulding||Highly Commended|
|Year 4 Red||Joseph Gornall||Finalist|
|Year 6 Green||Liam Ayres||Winner|
|Year 6 Green||Edie Porter||Highly Commended|
|Year 6 Red||Patrick Leman||Finalist|
|Year 6 Green||Maeve Gornall||Finalist|
|Year 6 Green||Charlotte Newman||Finalist|
CONTINUING THE ART THEME - LOO-SEUMS, LOOVRES, TOIL-ART OR ????
We are currently considering an apt name for our new toilet blocks.
The intention is to place children’s artworks on wall or partition panels with perspex coverings, that can be easily removed with artworks replaced over time.
If you have a cool name for the new toilets, please email our school address firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea and we will allow the children to vote for a name they think best reflects the new spaces.
The Year 3 and 4 blocks will be started over the holidays and completed by mid next term.
Below are photos of the 3 new toilet blocks showing the walls and panels that may be backdrops for the artworks.
STAFF PRAYER FROM WEDNESDAY
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CONTINUES FOR OUR YEAR 4 AND 5 STUDENTS
Congratulations to all of our Year 4 and 5 students who have made, or will make their First Holy Communion this weekend. First Holy Communion 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 a new by Baptism, strengthened by the Sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. Thank you to all of the staff who assisted and supported our little people during this special time, and to our families who have chosen to gift their children a Catholic education and participation in Sacramental life.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. John 6:35
YEAR 3 CELEBRATION OF THE WORD
Today was Year 3’s turn to host our weekly 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.
SAVE THE DATE!! ST PETER'S FEAST DAY - WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE !
We are looking forward to celebrating our St Peter’s Feast Day on Wednesday 29th June, from 9:30am 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 on Wednesday 29th June. Please complete the RSVP Link below if you are joining us !!
See the link below for more information about Wildfire and their amazing worship songs: Proclaim Lismore Wildfire - Home | Facebook
9.30am - St Peter's Feast Day Mass
The Bean Hut Coffee Van will be available after Mass.
10.30am - Bring along a picnic lunch to share with your child/ren
Please RSVP VIA the: RSVP LINK
FAMILY RUN CLUBS
Students have been enjoying attending the lunch time clubs on offer. Thanks so much to parents Veronica Godfrey (POI spinning), Emma Dwyer (Reading) and Jeff Maker (Cubby House building), for sharing their expertise and enthusiasm with our students! If you’re child is interested in participating in the POI spinning club, remember to send them with a pair of long socks or they may like to purchase lumi led glow light up poi balls through an online website like ebay.
Check out the youtube video of the benefits of Poi spinning:
WRITE ON COMPETITION 2022
St Peter’s is proud to announce our 3 entrants for the 2022 Write-On Competition.
The 3 authors chosen by their teachers and St Peter’s Learning Team are….
(drum roll please..)
|Kingsley Blundell - Year 2 Green||
with his very scary,
"Lost In A Maze."
|Eva Kelly - Year 3 Green||
with her dreamscape cliffhanger,
“What Actually Happened to Rob Robbenship”
|Kayla Bayer - Year 6 Blue||
with her powerful and emotional story called
Write-On is a national writing competition open to students from Year 1 to Year 6. St Peter’s can only enter 1 piece of writing from Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2 combined, 1 piece of writing from Years 3 and 4 and a final piece of writing from Years 5 and 6. Being selected is a real honour. Well done to all of St Peter’s authors who submitted stories and a huge congratulations to Kingsley, Eva and Kayla.
Winning entrants will be notified via their schools by mid Term 3, and the 2022 presentation ceremony for Gold Award winners will take place at the library on Friday 26 August.
Years 5 and 6
OUR COMMUNITY IS SO PROUD OF YOU T
To say we are so proud of Tobias Rowlatt is an understatement. This week, Tobias played in the NSWPSSA Rugby League Carnival. He represented Polding and the team did incredibly well, so much so, that they made the State Final. Year 6 came into 4 Red for the final, we were all jammed packed to watch an outstanding role model of our school do something that he loves. We cheered the number 4 for Polding on. Many in the room, silently hoping that they too could achieve Tobias’ feats in years to come. Polding played Hunter in the final and they came up just short. However, to finish runners up in a State Final is an amazing achievement. Well done to the Rowlatt family for the wonderful commitment to not only Tobias, but to your entire family for giving your kids opportunities to play.
SCHOOL ATHLETICS TRAINING
Our School Athletics training has commenced, and the timetable for students who are involved in the School Team will be:
|2nd lunch playtime||Long Jump||with Mr Arkinstall|
|1st Lunch eating time||Discus and Shot Put||with Mr Arkinstall and Mrs Thomas|
|1st Lunch playtime||Sprint training||with Mr Arkinstall and Mrs Thomas|
|2nd Lunch playtime||Relay Training||with Mr Arkinstall and Mrs Thomas|
If your child requires a shot put or discus to train with before Zone Athletics, please ask your child to see me to loan one out.
LISMORE DIO ATHLETICS DATE CHANGE
There are changes to the Lismore Diocese Athletics Carnival dates.
The new dates are:
Wednesday 10th August - Coffs Harbour and the back up date is Friday 12th August - Cudgen.
We wish Sam Brazel the very best next week at the Polding Boys Rugby Union Trial in Forbes.
RUGBY LEAGUE POSTPONED
The Regional Independent and Catholic Rugby League Finals (Years 5-6) in Coffs Harbour on Thursday 30th June has been postponed. The potential new date of Thursday 21st July has been proposed. Once that date has been finalised, I will place this on our “St Peter’s Sport” Facebook page.
Today we had 24 Year 6 students participating in the Interschool basketball game against St Joesph’s Kempsey. The court was alive and loud as they watched a very entertaining game of basketball. Thank you to St Joesph’s for coming down to play and a special well down to our Year 6 students.
TEACHERS V STUDENTS
On Week 10 Friday (last day of school), we will hold the annual Teachers V Students sports game. This Term, we will be playing Netball which ties in very well to our recent Year 6 Netball Competition. The teachers know they will be challenged, but some huge whispers about the teachers ability are floating around the school grounds (unsure whether fact or fiction). Some of the teachers names on the grapevine include:
Miss Dal Santo - State Netballer who trialled for the Swifts.
Mr Gallery - Primary School Netball Goal Champion shooter of the Southern Districts.
Mrs Lawler - Defensive player of the Year 2019 Valley Netball Association.
Mr Leary - Coach of the Year and multiple Champion Coach in Batemans Bay.
Miss Fowler - Australian Netball Representative.
Mrs Tarbox - Winner of the 2017 Netball Players Player.
OTHER SPORTS IN THE PIPELINE
We have a number of 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 AND 3 SPORT
|Term 2 - Week 10
|Sunday 26th June & Monday 27th June||
|Thursday 30th June||
Term 3 - Week 1
Thursday 21st July
Term 3 - Week 2
Thursday 28th July
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 the Parent Portal Login
Reports will be available today 24th June after 3.00pm
Term 2 House Cup Award
Congratulations to LIGHTHOUSE !!!
Tuesday 28th June
The children have decided to watch a movie - "Pixels" (PG)
During the Middle Session - 11.30am to 1.30pm
Children can bring: A snack, pillow and an oodie/blanket to keep warm
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
Next week all remaining classes will have their Parent/Teacher Interviews.
PJ Day - Kindergarten and Year 6
Year 6 and Kinder had a great day in their PJ's on Wednesday... eating Pizza and Popcorn....
Pizza and Popper Fundraiser - Year 6 Camp
Thank you to families who supported Year 6 Camp fundraiser by ordering a Pizza and Popper on Wednesday....
Lunch time dress ups, being enjoyed by Kinder, Year 2 and Year 6!
Year 6 Science
Year 6 Design and Make Day - create a model of a building that could withstand an earthquake or a cyclone!
Please DO NOT bring
Personal Belongings to school that are 'precious' to YOU
ie: Pokemon Cards, Sporting Items, Rubix Cubes ......
The School cannot be held responsible if something happens to them
A Message from Miss-Julie Ann for Make Up Lessons
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|
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 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 10, Term 2
|Friday||Kate Bucci, Belinda Johnson|
Thank you to Nita Hancock and Bec Cameron for all your hard work (and lots of laughs) in the 'mini canteen' at the Athletics Carnival.
I couldn't have done it without you!
Look out for some warming lunch choices on the menu next term….
|Monday 27th June||
|Tuesday 28th June||
Movie - Pixels (PG), middle session - 11.30am to 1.30pm, children can bring - Snacks, Pillow and Oodie
|Wednesday 29th June||
|Thursday 30th June||
Friday 1st July
Followed by Peer Groups Tabloid Games
|Monday 18th July||
|Monday 25th July||
|Tuesday 26th July||
|Wednesday 27th July||
|Thursday 28th 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.
|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|
|Year 6 Red||Year 6 Blue||Year 6 Green|
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!
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.
Mid North Coast, Parent/Carer webinar: navigating uncertainty and change
Tue, 28 June 2022 (12:00 PM – 1:15 PM AEST)