On Saturday 11th November, I was proud to attend the Remembrance Day service with two of our leaders Stephanie and Sofia. On this day, as a mark of respect to those who have died and suffered, we are encouraged to pause at 11.00am to observe one minute's silence and remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
Our staff are currently working on class planning for 2024, utilising their knowledge of their students and where appropriate, taking parent and carer input that was shared recently. As you will be aware, not all input can be considered in this planning, but decisions will be made in the best interests of all. During next week, we will have our transition time for students to visit their new spaces and meet the teachers who will be working with them. We look forward to this experience, and welcome many new families at this time who will join us in 2024. Staffing will be shared with families in the coming weeks.
ST PETER'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL
MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Each year St Peter’s is excited to support the St Agnes’ Parish Christmas Appeal!
Our fundraising day will be on Monday 20th November. Our St Peter’s community is invited to wear Christmas colours to school on this day and bring along a cash donation, as much or as little as you can. We would also like to invite each family to contribute a Christmas decoration to be included in the hampers, homemade would be very welcome, or a single purchased decoration would also be welcomed. All funds raised will go towards assembling some really special hampers for our community members who have or are experiencing some difficult circumstances leading up to this holy season.
CHRISTMAST CAROLS @ ST PETER'S .... NEXT WEEK !!
THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
We are looking forward to celebrating Carols at St Peter’s this year as per the P & F’s request to bring back this end of year tradition. The focus is on community building and families are encouraged to bring their own picnic items and rug/chairs. The carols will be set up in the outdoor space between the Year 3 and Year 6 classrooms. Incremental weather will see the event move to the Don Farrell Hall. Please find a rough outline of times for the event below:
|4.45pm||St Peter’s Junior Choir to lead Carols|
|5.00pm||St Peter’s Senior Choir to lead Carols|
|5.15pm||MacKillop College concert band - 2 songs + Junior Percussion ensemble to play|
|5.30pm||St Peter’s School Band to Perform|
KINDER & YEAR 6 COMBINED - CELEBRATION OF THE WORD
FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER - 10.15am
While Frankie, our School Therapy Dog has a rest for the rest of 2023, we welcome Maggie! Maggie belongs to Teacher Mrs Katie Loveday and is a trained support animal with many years of experience. Look out for Maggie at the gate and around school on Mondays and Fridays.
AMAZING ARTISTS IN KINDERGARTEN
The Creative Arts are a crucial part of our students’ learning at St Peter’s. Each week in Semester 2, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are engaged in Music, Drama and Visual Arts lessons that nurture and develop our students’ creativity, knowledge, skills and self expression.This week Kinder Red have been working hard on some amazing pieces of art using shapes, colours, collage techniques, drawing and representing. Mr Gallery had some visitors to his window who shared their beautiful creations.
ENHANCING FAITH THROUGH SPORT
MACEY AND ALANNA WALKER LOOK OUT !!
Our Year 1 students went to the Hockey Fields this week to get out and active and learn the sport of hockey. The students were treated with Macey and Alanna Walker (Year 6) who attended to support the Year 1 students in learning to push, trap and hit the ball. I believe there were many students trying to emulate Macey and Alanna on the Hockey Fields.
LETS GO JAI
We wish Jai Davis (Year 4 Green) and his family the very best at the National Athletics Championships (Shot Put) in Tasmania late next week. It has been an amazing effort to reach the Everest of pathway sport, and when you consider Jai was throwing 8m at our school carnival, to now throwing over 11m, it is amazing! Jai’s family have many divot holes in their backyard from his relentless efforts to get better at shot put, and I’m sure top dressing of their lawn will happen in the coming weeks. Our school is very blessed to have many families who go above and beyond in many aspects of our school community. This has certainly been the case for Jai as Mr Justin Power, who was a university shot putter, has taken Jai under his wings and had countless sessions at school, after school and the weekends to ensure Jai is throwing at his best. Thank you Mr Power, and go Jai.
SPORTING SCHOOLS KICKS OFF
This week we had Basketball move into week two of four sessions for our Kindy and Year 2 students. Year 1 students kicked off Hockey.
SPORTING ROYALTY VISITING THE MIGHTY ST PETER'S
I received confirmation this week that the legendary swimmer and ex St Peter’s student Mr Marc Stone will be attending the NSWPSSA State Representatives special Week 9 Assembly. Marc was an amazing swimmer and made the NSWPSSA State Team for swimming in 1997. After 27 years, we welcome Marc back home to St Peter’s on Friday December 8, 2023.
Unfortunately the Mid North Coast Basketball Gala Day has been cancelled due to lack of schools. Thank you to the 38 students from Year 6 who came and trialled.
We have many Year 4 and 5 students travelling to Lismore throughout next week to compete at the Lismore Diocesan Summer Sports. We wish all the students the very best and we can’t wait to hear about their experience. Families, please feel free to post images and updates on our St Peter’s Sports Facebook page. If there are any changes to the events, I will post updates on this facebook page.
CELEBRATING SPORTING ELITE
FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER
At our Week 9 school assembly commencing at 2.00pm, we will be celebrating our NSW State representatives. In our 30 year history, we have 7 NSW State Representatives who have gone onto a National Sporting Carnival. The following names have climbed everest in the sporting realm and we will be celebrating their success- Marc Stone (1997- Swimming), Benjamin Adams (2010 and 2011- Swimming), Isaac Post (2011- Diving), Samuel Edmonds (2013- Athletics), Brianne Gee (2013- Basketball), Macey Walker (2023- Hockey) and Jai Davis (2023- Athletics). This will no doubt be a very emotional day, and we encourage all families to come and witness this one off, chance of a lifetime opportunity to be in the same room with sporting royalty as their sporting history is celebrated.
Below you will find sporting dates for Term 4, 2023. If you require other dates or have any questions, please feel free to email me on email@example.com
YEAR 6 CAMP
Last week, Year 6 travelled to Sydney for their annual camp. The students had an amazing time visiting places such as Luna Park, Centre Point Tower and Maddame Tussauds Wax Museum. They were also taught teamwork skills and put out of their comfort zones in a variety of activities including kayaking, sailing, high ropes and raft building.
One of my favourite things we did at camp was Luna Park. My friends and I enjoyed all of the exhilarating rides, Bumper Cars, The Boomerang and even the Rotor three times. Another great memory I had at camp was Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. We saw so many ridiculously realistic actors and other famous stars, sometimes they were too real. The campsite in Narrabeen was extraordinary, my favourite activity was Archery and Archery Tag.
I really appreciate that all of the teachers took up their time to make us have the greatest camp imaginable.
I really enjoyed going to Narrabeen Sport and Rec Camp for Year six camp because they had a wide and fun range of activities. My favourite camp activities were sailing and archery, but my favourite out-of-camp activity was going to Luna Park and SeaLife. The camp also had lots of great food, and plenty of it. We also had free time in our clean, large cabins, and the beds were really comfortable. It was an amazing experience, and most of the activities involved groups and team-building games.
First off, I think the breakfast was good and Luna Park was amazing. The Aquarium was so good and the Wax Museum was very surprising. I was very scared of the Centre Point Tower.
Luna Park was great, the rides were good, they were so good, I went on the big dipper 3 times and the hammer once I reckon the hammer was the scariest. The Aquarium was good, so was the Wax Museum and the Centre Point Tower was tall.
Camp was tons of fun! Everyone was really nice, and doing the whole experience with my friends was phenomenal. My favourite activity was shooting people - otherwise known as Archery Tag! We ran around trying to hit people, and stayed out of the way of the opposing team’s arrows. The best water activity on the other hand was probably stand up paddle boarding. On the other hand, with raft building we capsized immediately! Our Year 6 camp was awesome!
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
This Saturday our Tech Club team is competing at the All Schools Lego League Championships. For the past 3 months, students from Years 5 and 6 have been working hard in teams to design and build lego structures and code robots they have created to interact with these structures. They will be competing against other schools, being judged on their design, coding ability, innovation, teamwork and presentation skills, tomorrow at the Port Macquarie Basketball Stadium.
Good Luck to our amazing 2023 Tech Club students!
In the first Lego League, you learn to code, build and work as a team. You have to build a robot that can complete challenges. You meet new people and problem-solve and research how to make the robot work. You learn to work as a team and you also learn new skills with Lego. The good thing about building with Lego is you get to be creative and if you make mistakes you can change or fix them.
Reuben & Henry
|Kindergarten Red||Kindergarten Blue||Kindergarten Green|
|Year 1 Red||Year 1 Blue||Year 1 Green|
|Year 2 Red||Year 2 Blue||Year 2 Green|
|Elena- Rose Khan
|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
Week 8, Term 4
|Monday 27th November||
|Tuesday 28th November||
|Wednesday 29th November||
|Thursday 30th November||
|Friday 1st December||
STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY - TERM 4
Monday 27th November
|Tuesday 30th January||Administration Day For Staff|
|Wednesday 31st January to Friday 2nd February||Years 1 to 6 Maths Assessment Interviews|
|Wednesday 31st January to Tuesday 6th February||Kindergarten Best Start and Maths Assessment Interviews|
|Monday 5th February||Years 1 to 6 Commence|
|Wednesday 7th February||Kindergarten Commence|
Please consider volunteering your time in the St Peter's school canteen next year. It only takes 2 hours each month from 9:30am to 11:30am and your children/grandchildren LOVE to see you at school! Many of our families who have volunteered for years will move on to High School next year and we will miss them. All help is appreciated by staff and students.
If you are able to volunteer
please click on the link below:
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 7, Term 4
|Wednesday||Bec Eakin and Sarah Dahlenburg|
|Friday||Prue Thompson and Jo Sexton|