- Term 2 Reflection
- End of Term & Casual Clothes Day
- Occupational Therapist Emma Farrell
- Lost Property
- School Concert
- Lunch Orders
As we come to the end of Term 2 it is a wonderful time to reflect on some of the many incredible events we have celebrated this term. Sport has featured strongly and this term has seen students involved in a wide range of sporting events from our 3/4 basketball tournaments and swimming programs, to the Catholic sports carnivals and athletics competitions. As always we have had a large number of students representing the school at these events and a number moving on to compete at higher levels. Our year 3’s and 5’s have taken part in NAPLAN again and amazingly(we got there in the end) we have two incredible new learning spaces up and running. Mini Vinnies have once again been active in our wider community with Hailey House visits and fundraising efforts for the winter appeal. A number of our students and members of the parish have also celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation, as well as a number of liturgies and masses being celebrated by the community. Catholic Education Week saw our first shared celebration of C with OLHC a tradition we hope to continue and build upon. The choir has also been hard at work representing the school once again at the 22nd Annual Choral Festival.
This term also reminded us of what an incredibly caring and supportive community St Columba’s is, I once again thank everyone involved in making Blake’s Music Day such an amazing success. Our thanks also go out the the P&F group responsible for once again putting together a great event with the Glitz and Glamour Ball. An incredible amount of work goes into these events behind the scenes and I would encourage you to show your appreciation for these members if you get the chance.
There are countless other events and activities that have happened throughout these eleven weeks and none of them would happen without the support and effort of staff and parents giving up their time and energy to make them a success. Thank you to everyone who has helped out this term.
End of Term & Casual Clothes Day
A reminder that school finishes at 2:30 this Friday, the Mini Vinnies are also running a casual clothes day with a gold coin donation to support the Winter Appeal.
Reports go home this week and this is a great opportunity for parents to have a conversation with their children about the learning that has taken place this year. Some suggestions for engaging in this conversation can be found in last week’s newsletter. The reports are in a new format in line with the Victorian Curriculum, you will find a note explaining these changes included in your child’s report envelope. As always if you have any questions regarding this I would encourage you to make a time with you child’s homegroup teacher.
One thing to note that we didn’t include in the letter is the strand listed as capabilities. This refers to Personal and Social capabilities and covers a student’s ability to manage their own learning and resources, as well as their interactions with others.
Occupational Therapist Emma Farrell
We have been very fortunate for the first half of this year to have the professional support of Emma Farrell. Emma has worked with staff to upskill them to better support students. She has supported individual and small groups of students. Emma will not be in our school regularly for the remainder of this year. If you need more information about Emma’s services please speak with Megan Walton.
Please note that there is a large number of Sports Tops, Jumpers, drink bottles and lunch containers in the office. Any items not claimed by the end of Term will be donated to the Uniform Shop or St Vinnies.
The children are busily preparing for their school concert which will be held at Her Majesty's Theatre on Wednesday August 16th. They will take part in a rehearsal at the theatre on the day of the concert. More details to follow.
We are lucky to be working with Lindy Procaccino-Crowe and she has been able to source most of the costumes required for the evening. There will be no cost to families for these costumes. Any additional items from home should be quite straight forward eg. leggings/jeans or a particular colour t-shirt. A list outlining such items will be sent out soon.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tickets for our School Concert will be on sale at Her Majesty’s Theatre only, from Monday, July 24th. The cost of a ticket is $20 per seat. There are no concessions. The cost includes a $3.50 booking and handling fee from the Theatre. The school children have FREE reserved seats in the balcony. There is a limit of 3 tickets per family for first round purchases.
To ensure that this runs smoothly green vouchers will be available for families to collect from the school office at the beginning of Term 3. These vouchers must be presented to the box office when purchasing your tickets. Sight restricted tickets are on sale at reduced costs, but these will be the last sold.
We urge all families to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. From Monday, August 7th, tickets that are unsold will be available for any families who would like extra tickets.
Doggett’s Milk Bar will cease to operate as a Milk Bar on 30th June. They will continue to supply school lunches on a Friday, trading under the new name of “Taits Lunches”