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- Dance Eisteddfod - REMINDERS
- P & F Trivia Night
- SZapp - Going.. going...
- Library News
- Canteen - Pete's Eats
- Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
- Next Week @ St Peter's
- Future Events @ St Peter's
- Student Representative Council News
- The School Photographer
- Community Noticeboard
We are just days away from our Glasshouse Concert, with so much work having been invested in the preparation. You will see final details within the newsletter (Dance Concert) and in the recent notes sent out to families. Please take the time to read through these to ensure that students’ costumes and other items are ready, and that they are at the Glasshouse ready for their performances. We are very excited to welcome you to the show!
COLOUR RUN FUNDRAISING SUCCESS
A Message from P & F President Bec Eakin
A very big thank you to our amazing St Peter’s School community following our Colour Run.
The students raised an amazing total of $24,583.99!
The fundraising company takes a percentage of these funds for their organising costs and prizes, so the school will receive $14,750.
We know that these fundraisers do not succeed without the support of families so thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal. We look forward to moving forward with helping the school achieve its goal of a new sound system for the school hall. I look forward to announcing the winner of the Lenovo tablet at the Monday morning assembly and also the top fundraising student.
ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHAPEL
Year 1 Blue attended Mass at St Francis of Assisi Chapel on Wednesday with Mrs Kalchbauer and Mrs Morris. As usual, our students impressed with their reverence and wonder at our Catholic faith, and the parishioners were thrilled to have some fresh little faces visit. Attending Mass is an important part of our Catholic identity at St Peter’s, helping our little people grow in relationship with Jesus and each other.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
P & F TRIVIA NIGHT
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER
It’s time to start brushing up on your trivia knowledge and getting your trivia table groups together! More details to follow further in the newsletter.
MAGGIE DENT MOMENT
MAKING YOUR MORNINGS SMOOTHER !!Each week we will share a 5 minute YouTube clip from Maggie Dent, commonly known as the ‘Queen of Common Sense’. In this Maggie Moment, Maggie shares some simple, practical suggestions for making mornings a bit smoother in your household.
P & F MEETINGS IN TERM 4
We will trial a 5.00pm - 6.00pm P & F meeting time for our P & F meetings in Term 4. These meetings fall on the third Wednesday of each month and are an opportunity for families to continue to participate in the life of the school. Please add these dates to your diary for next term.
- Wed 18th Oct
- Wed 15th Nov
P & F VOTING FOR PREFERRED MODEL
Next term we will vote on the preferred model for our P & F to move into by the start of 2024.
Please see the factsheet attached to help inform your choice. Voting will open at the start of next term and will be collated by the Catholic Schools Family Partnership Officer, Janita Thompson. This information will also be placed around the school at drop off and pick up times.
FACEBOOK YEAR LEVEL GROUP PAGES
Please see Compass and Postman Pete for up to date information and reminders on school activities. Facebook year level pages will be used only to share a snapshot of student learning until the end of this year. They will be fazed out by the end of 2023 where Compass will become the platform for sharing snapshots of learning.
$20 BOSS SUCCESS
Year 6 held their $20 Boss open days this week and had great success! There was a huge range of stalls with creative ideas that could help improve our world. Thank you to all families and students who came to visit the stalls and showed great generosity, purchasing many things. Our Year 6 entrepreneurs had a great time showing off their hard work!
ENHANCING FAITH THROUGH SPORT
We see people being like Jesus all the time. On the digital sign this week, I placed this message
“I have just seen someone being like Jesus in your car!”
In terms of sport and being like Jesus, Chad Curtis retired from baseball in 2001, but while he was playing for the New York Yankees, as many as 25 players attended weekly chapel sessions or daily prayer services led by Curtis, the chapel leader.
Our Elective Online process is now complete, and we are looking forward to Term 4 Week 1 when Elective Sports commences.
- Years 1 and 2 will commence Week 1- Monday October 9 and continue on October 16, 23 and 30.
- Years 3 and 4 will commence Week 1- Wednesday October 11 and continue on October 18, 25 and November 1.
- Years 5 and 6 will commence Week 1- Thursday October 12 and continue on October 19, 26 and November 2.
ANOTHER ACCOLADE FOR LIAM
Liam recently had an outstanding NSWPSSA Rugby Union campaign where the Polding Team finished 3rd. This week, Liam’s family received more exciting news that Liam will compete at the NSWPSSA Rugby Union Selection Camp. Liam will train this Saturday at The Kings School and on Sunday he will play against The Kings School and Scots College. A huge congratulations to Liam and we wish him the very best in this next sporting journey.
LEARN TO SURF STUDENTS
Year 6 students who have registered for Learn to Surf as an Elective Sport will change into their swimmers and place their school polo back on at school prior to going to Flynns Beach by bus. Students can also change into their thongs and wear them to and from the beach. They will place their runners back on after returning to school. If students have their own wetsuit, they can wear them, however, wetsuits will be provided by Port Macquarie Surf School who are running our Learn to Surf.
COMPASS AND SPORT
As I have mentioned in previous Postman Pete’s, all information, notification, consent and payments for Sport are only done through Compass. Another important note is, consent and payments must be done by the due date. The event will close and your child won’t be able to attend if consent and payment isn’t received by the due date.
RAISE THE BANNER
Our Soccer team coached by Mr Murtagh will travel to Grafton on Wednesday September 20 for the Lismore Diocese Soccer Challenge Final. We wish the team the very best and we can’t wait to raise another banner to the rafters in the Don Farrell Hall if we win.
SCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL
All students in Years 3-6 received a Competitive Swimming note last week. This note is only to be filled out and returned if you want your child to be in the competitive swimming carnival in the 50M pool. If the note isn’t returned by Wednesday September 20, your child will still attend the swimming carnival, but will participate in the non competitive section of the carnival. This carnival acts as our trial to select our School Swimming Team who will compete at the Hastings Zone Swimming Trials in early 2024. I have visited Years 1 and 2 last week, and asked for any competent swimmers to take a note and they will also compete in the competitive section of the day.
YEARS 3 AND 4 TOUCH GALA DAY
Our Years 3 and 4 students had an awesome day yesterday getting out and active, and enjoying the wonderful benefits of sport. This day has always been a great day. We thank Tahney Luck, Clinton Duffy, Daniel Joyce, Amanda Lorger and Tim Farnsworth for assisting our teams.
On Wednesday, we received the news of being awarded a grant for $3,520.00 from Sporting Schools. Since Term 2, 2018, we have been awarded $53,790 in Sporting Schools Grants. These grants have enabled us to have specialised coaches come to St Peter’s and give all students the opportunity to experience a huge amount of sports and learn new skills.
Our Under 10 Hastings All Schools received their medals this week. A huge thank you to coach Mr Mitchell.
A big thank you to Mrs Kipreotis and Miss Fowler for another outstanding term of Fit Club. At Monday’s assembly, we will draw the lucky Fit Club participants who have won an awesome sports prize.
Below you will find sporting dates for Term 3, 2023. If you require other dates or have any questions, please feel free to email me on email@example.com
AROUND THE WORLD ST PETER'S TWIRLED
We are looking forward to showcasing all of our talented students from St Peter’s next week at the Glasshouse.
A very big thank you to Ash Fowler for working with our Year 6 MC students and writing the script. Another huge thank you to Pete Mitchell for videoing our MCs, editing and ensuring that everyone involved looks exceptional. We are certain that you will be impressed with our Year 6 student leaders taking on another role and building their confidence and stage presence.
It is extremely essential that all parents have read the information regarding the events for next week that has been communicated through the newsletter.
EVERYTHING..... you need to know about our St Peter's Dance Concert @ The Glasshouse....
If your note didn't make it home please click on the link.
A reminder !! - Please CONSENT via Compass, for your child to travel by bus to The Glasshouse on Tuesday if you have not already done so!
Week 10 Monday 18th September: Whole school dress rehearsal in the Don Farrell Hall from 9.00am. All students will come to school dressed in their class costume, except:
Year 3 Eisteddfod Group and Year 4 Eisteddfod Group will come to school in their uniform and go to the Library to change into their eisteddfod costume, as they are the first 2 items. They will need to bring their class dance costume in a plastic bag labelled with their name.
All students will change into their sport uniform after the rehearsal. Please ensure your child has a labelled plastic bag for their costume.
Week 10 Tuesday 19th September: We will travel by bus to the Glasshouse at 9.00am for rehearsal on stage. Students wear their school uniform - this is not a dress rehearsal. All children will need to bring their school bag with fruit, lunch and drinks. There will be no canteen available on this day. We will return to school by bus at approximately 2:30pm in time for normal afternoon pick-up and buses. Students will have an opportunity during the day to have lunch or a break time on the Town Green with their class. Students will not be permitted on playground equipment due to safety guidelines.
Drop off and Pick up: This year, there are 3 areas for drop off and pick up - The Loading Dock, The Studio Foyer and The Mezzanine Foyer. Each class has been allocated a specific area.
Only one parent per child is allowed to go to the drop-off and pick-up areas to sign their child/children in. This is a legal requirement, as parents are handing their child over to the school to be cared for during this time. We appreciate your co-operation and assistance in this matter.
Please find below the costume requirements for the 2023 Port Macquarie District Eisteddfod. All dance Eisteddford dancers received a purple note yesterday.
Please see below if your note didn't make it home:
Important update for Eisteddfod Dancers
For the St Peter’s Dance Concert Performances on Tuesday and Wednesday night, all Eisteddfod dancers are to arrive on the night in the following costumes with their hair as per class dance requirements:
Year 1 Green - Class Costume
Year 1 Blue & Year 1 Red - Eisteddfod Costumes (to be handed out at school each afternoon of the dance concert)
Year 2 - Class Costume Year 3 - Eisteddfod Costume Year 4 - Eisteddfod Costume
Year 5 - Class Costume
Year 6 Green - Class Costume
Year 6 Blue & Year 6 Red - Eisteddfod Costumes (to be handed out at school each afternoon of the dance concert)
Costumes are to be returned to school on Friday 22nd September.
ARRIVAL AND COLLECTION TIMES
Please find below the arrival and collection times for 2023 Port Macquarie District Eisteddfod. The meeting point is the Glasshouse Forecourt.
|Year 1 Let’s Go Crazy||
Item 3 Infants Groups K-2
|Year 2 Let’s Get Loud
Item 3 Infants Groups K-2
|Year 3 Top Gun
Item 4 - Division 1 Primary School Groups Years 3 and 4
|Year 4 Space Jam
Division 1 Primary School Groups years 3 and 4
|Year 5 History Repeating
Item 6 - Division 3 Primary School Groups 5 and 6
|Year 6 Move
Item 6 - Division 3 Primary School Groups 5 and 6
Click on the link - Port Macquarie District Eisteddfod Program
Mrs Natalie Jennings, Ms Holly Swalding and Ms Natalie McKenzie
It’s time to purchase your Trivia tickets!!
Saturday 14th October - 6pm
Don Farrell Hall, St Peter’s Primary
Cost $10 per ticket
Please click on the following link to book your table/ticket
(Ticket purchases through the Flexischools link in Booking form)
BYO drinks and nibbles
Come as a Celebrity
Invite your friends and family.
Book a table, a single ticket
or come with your trivia buddies
(just let us know what year level you’d like to sit with on the booking form)
As we move to our new Compass platform our school app,
SZapp will be disabled at the end of the term.
COMPASS will be the only app parents will need to download and use! Postman Pete, absences, events, account payments and day to day news updates etc are now all available through Compass. Check out the Parent Resources tab in Compass for links to our website plus useful tips on how to navigate around the app.
Can you help?
If you are able to volunteer
please click on the link below:
Volunteers are always welcome in the Canteen
Your children love seeing you at school and we appreciate your help!
Pancakes will be unavailable next term.
They will be back on the counter with hot chocolate next winter.
SUPPLIES LOW NEXT WEEK.....
Snacks, Drinks, Frozen Treats and Chips will be run down over Week 10 ready for an end of term deep clean. Your child will be offered an alternative if their first choice is unavailable.
Click on the picture below to read the Menu
Flexischools orders close at 8.30am !!
- Volunteer Working With Children Check required
- Please sign into Who's On Location (St Peter's sign in) at the front school office.
Canteen Roster - Week 10, Term 3
|Tuesday||CANTEEN CLOSED - Whole School @ The Glasshouse|
Congratulations to all St Peter’s Drama students who competed at the recent Port Macquarie Speech & Drama Eisteddfod.
To say they were successful is an understatement. They came away with trophies, ribbons, awards and a feeling of great accomplishment. The skills in participating in these events are so rewarding.
While there are too many places to announce, I’d like to give a special mention to Madeline Goldie and Sofia McNeil who tied for 2nd place in the Stage 3 Championship. Abigail Thomas was awarded Junior with most potential. We also had three Stage 3 Improv groups who competed against 10 teams from different schools. One team came first and the other two tied for 2nd place.
Week 1, Term 4
|Monday 9th October||
|Tuesday 10th October|
|Wednesday 11th October||
|Thursday 12th October||
|Friday 13th October||
|Saturday 14th October||
EDUCATION/CREATIVE LEARNING PERFORMANCES @ THE GLASSHOUSE
|'Possum Magic'||Monday 6th November||Kindergarten|
Tuesday 19th September - Whole School
Wednesday 20th September - Whole School
Thursday 21st September - Eisteddfod Groups
YEAR 5 CAMP
Wednesday 29th November to Friday 1st December
Aussie Bush Camp
YEAR 6 CAMP
Monday 6th November to 10th November
|Kindergarten Red||Kindergarten Blue||Kindergarten Green|
|Year 1 Red||Year 1 Blue||Year 1 Green|
|Year 2 Red||Year 2 Blue||Year 2 Green|
|Year 3 Red||Year 3 Blue||Year 3 Green|
|Year 4 Red||Year 4 Blue||Year 4 Green|
Gabriella De Somma
|Year 5 Red||Year 5 Blue||Year 5 Green|
|Year 6 Red||Year 6 Blue||Year 6 Green|
Sebastian De Somma