HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH,
make our family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace. Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. May we always have God at the center of our hearts and homes until we are all one family, happy and at peace in our true home with you. Amen.
Dear Parents and Carers
Before, After School and Vacation Care
Parent Information Sessions
To help families understand how the program is structured, to meet Camp Australia (CA) educators, and to find out how to make bookings and manage your account, a second Parent Information Session will be held in the school Library this afternoon, Thursday 20 June at 5.30pm. We understand time is valuable to parents and you may not be able to attend this information night. If this is the case, please visit www.campaustralia.com.au and use the school finder to find out all you need to know about the program.
Register and Book - via http://campaustralia.com.au/schools/details/CBC8 to request an information pack, or register and book your children into the program. If you have any further questions, you can call CAs Customer Care on 1300 105 343. The team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except National Public Holidays). N.B. Children currently booked into ASC MUST be registered with Camp Australia. Parents need to hop online the CA website to register.
This year’s dance concert is coming along nicely. The staff have put in a lot of time into ensuring the high standard of past dance concerts is maintained. The school has been performing musicals/dance concerts for some time now and each time they seem to be bigger and better than the last. We are delighted tickets have been in high demand, with even more demand than last year. The seating configuration has been designed to allow seats at floor level as well as grand stand seats, to have good sight of the stage. With the structure of our ticket sales, each family could have access to three tickets on average. I would love to offer more tickets but three performances is enough for the students. It is unfortunate that not all parents have been aware of the dates and procedures we have in place for ticket sales. There is not much the school can do if parents don’t read the newsletter which has been advertising ticket purchasing arrangements for a while now. I know you will really enjoy the dance concert.
Teachers have been preparing reports. These will be handed to children on Thursday 4 July to take home. If students are absent on this day they will be handed to them the following day. I have recently begun reading these reports and they are a great insight in to the capabilities and character of your sons and daughters. I find the teachers comments instructive so I know you will as well.
The regional quarter final was held last Thursday night at St Jude’s Primary School and Charlie R (5H) was our representative. He did a superb job and I congratulate him. Those parents present at our Friday afternoons assembly two weeks ago will recall how impressive Charlie and Ashleigh M (5L) were when they delivered their speeches. Well done to both students.
Wishing you well
Message from ACT Health
With winter upon us, it’s important to remember that Canberra has lots of health options that don’t involve a trip to a hospital emergency department. Many of these are free and available after hours. Walk-in Centres provide free, one off treatment of minor injury and illness, including colds and flu. They’re a great choice for children over 2 years of age – children under 2 should see their GP. Walk-in Centres are open from 7.30am to 10pm, every day of the year. They are staffed by highly skilled nurses who can provide you with a sick certificate and in some cases, medication, saving you time and money. The service is free and no appointments are necessary. Walk-in Centres are located in Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Gungahlin. To find out more about getting the right health care for your symptoms, visit www.act.gov.au/yourhealthoptions
School Improvement Surveys 2019
This will be the fourth year Catholic Education has conducted the online School Improvement Surveys. The SIS for staff, students and parents will be conducted early in term 3 to allow time for analysing the results and informing the School Improvement Plans for 2020. The Surveys are due to be launched on Monday 29 July, with a closing date of Friday 9 August. Survey Reports are due to schools by Friday 23 August. Parents will have the survey link emailed to them by the class/grade parent contact once we receive it. Senior students only will be asked to complete an online survey at school – a time will be made available to them.
If you believe that the promotion of resilience is in the best interests of children then have a look at the following common parenting mistakes that reduce children’s resilience.
- Fight all their battles for them
- Make their problem, your problem
- Give children too much voice
- Put unrealistic or relentless pressure on children to perform
- Let children give in too easily
- Neglect to develop independence
- Rescue children from challenging situations
by Michael Grose
Concert Ticket Sales
All Round 2 tickets issued this week will be sent home on Friday 21 June with the eldest child. The opportunity to buy Round 2 tickets finishes tomorrow. If you have pre-ordered Round 2 tickets, please make your payment on Qkr! and tickets will be sent home.
Round 3 tickets go on sale on Monday 24 June and will be sent home on Wednesday 26 June. There are still seats available for all performances at the moment, however, there is only floor seating available and no grandstand seats.
Please pay via Qkr! or cash for your tickets. Remember to bring in your ticket order form, even if you pay via Qkr! See the school web page/Communication/Notes for the Dance Concert Ticket Information or click on the link below:
Trivia Auction Night - Saturday 17 August, 7.30pm
Please consider donating some of the following items for our Trivia Auction Night:
~ bottles of wine/spirits
~ specialty foodstuffs etc.
~ plus we need a big ticket item for the raffle.
Thank you, Kylie Ochsenbein
Today, Year 4 celebrated Mass with Fr Brian and the parishioners. Thank you to Mrs Rice and Mrs Lloyd for preparing the Mass and to Oliver and Alice for altar serving.
This Sunday’s Gospel
This Sunday the Gospel reading comes from Luke. It is the feeding of the five thousand. This reading is one of the most well known of the Gospel readings:
It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.’ He replied, ‘Give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they said, ‘We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.’ For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, ‘Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.’ They did so and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd. They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.
It is important to read into what this passage is asking of our children and us.
We say this feeding is miraculous, and it was. A major part of the miracle is in the transformation of the Twelve. Our Lord did not personally feed the five thousand. He required his followers to get involved in alleviating hunger: ‘You give them something to eat,’ rather than leaving the crowd to fend for themselves, or resort to market economics. When they shared the food he had blessed, the miracle of the hospitality of God was multiplied throughout the crowd – extravagantly.
And so Our Lord gave his followers and the crowd a real taste of the future generosity of God in the heavenly banquet. But, it would not have happened had the inner groups of disciples not shared Jesus’ vision and got involved in what seemed to be an impossible task.
The Last Supper was the greatest anticipatory meal that Our Lord shared with his disciples. And, at Mass, we are eating and drinking the glorified humanity of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ: the life of the future.
We could pause for a moment to identify the myriad of hungers in this world and resolve to fulfil Our Lord's Command: ‘You give them something to eat’! so that Divine Generosity might transform human history.
The time has begun where the two parish schools are beginning to plan and prepare for Confirmation. While this sacrament is not received until Term 3, it is important for the Year 6 parents to be aware of dates so they can be put in diaries well in advance! Please register now for Confirmation, on Qkr!
Tuesday 30 July (week 2), Adult Formation 6-7pm, SJV Church.
Weekend of the 3/4 August, Commitment Mass.
Tuesday 20 August (week 5), Family Formation 6-7pm, SJV school hall.
Friday 6 September (week 7), Retreat Day.
Weekend of the 14/15 September, Sacrament of Confirmation.
Vinnies Winter Appeal
Thank you for your donations to the Winter Appeal. As always, I am humbled by your generosity. Tomorrow is the last day for donations.
Non perishable items such as:
Toiletries such as:
The Turtle and Lobster classes will be participating in the school Dance Concert (matinee performance only) next Friday 28 June at 1pm, in the school hall. To order tickets, please refer to the notes on the school website. Each teacher has sent home information about costume requirements. Would you please send these into school as soon as possible.
Thank you to the parents and grandparents who have donated spare tyres. Our new playspace is starting to be developed. We are still needing a few more so if you have any spare car or motorcycle tyres lying around your garage, we would love to take them off your hands.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Reports will be sent home this week and parent teacher interviews will be conducted from Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July (weeks 9 and 10). Interview timeslots are displayed on your child’s class window. Please write your name on the booking sheet as soon as possible.
ELC Holiday Care
The ELC will be running a holiday care program for ELC children during the next school holidays. The program will run from 8am to 5:30pm for the two weeks, 8 July to 19 July. More information about the program’s activities and excursions as well as booking forms are available at the ELC. Places are limited and bookings need to be submitted by Friday 28 June.
The final ELC fees for term 2 are due tomorrow, Friday 21 June. As we are approaching the end of term, it is important to check your account balance and ensure all fees up to date. Holiday Care bookings will not be accepted if term fees are outstanding.
Entertainment Book Free Postage Today
Entertainment Books can be purchased in hard copy (collected from the ELC) or digital copy for your phone. View the book online at www.online.flippingbook.com/view/1048499/ or order at www.entbook.com.au/94h4738. As a special offer, Entertainment Book are also offering free postage direct to you for orders placed by midnight tonight, 20 June.
Acting ELC Director
A big congratulations to our superstars on the Rugby League field. Staff and students who competed had a wonderful day. A huge thank you to Bryce Lloyd and Mall Weir for their expert coaching on the sideline.
Sydney Junior Tour
Angus W (5L) will be competing in the Junior Tour of Sydney cycling race this weekend in Sydney. We wish you the very best of luck Angus.
School Sports Representative teams
If you are interested in challenging your skills in your chosen sports, please have a look at the Sports noticeboard for upcoming trials.
St Jude’s Basketball
We have now entered three teams (3/4 Boys, 5/6 Girls and 5/6 Boys) for the upcoming Basketball ACT Championships and Challenges. Unfortunately, we did not receive enough interest in the 3/4 Girls Basketball Team. A huge thank you to our coaches and volunteer parents who will help on the day, as well as Mrs Anna Stincic and Mrs Jessica Mead for accompanying the teams. A note for the three days will go home shortly.
This is the last week for AFL clinics for students in Year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 with Nick from ACT AFL. The students have thoroughly enjoyed their clinics and learning about AFL.
Due to our AFL clinics, we were offer to host Callan Ward, Co-Captain from GWS AFL team. Callan joined some very enthusiastic students to answer questions about his training; the boots he wears; the food he eats and the best thing about his job. Callan signed some autographs last Friday.
Congratulations to Chloe C, Natalie S, Ashleigh M, Sophia H, Riley W, Flynn V, Alex S, Lachlan R, Henry C, Hamish F, Finn A, Nixon B, Jonah N, Imogen O, Beatrice C, Jacob G, Archer B, Patrick A, Yanxi D, Ashlyn E, Minna A, Eloise T and Hayden M for completing their CMRC this week! Lots of children are nearing the end of their challenge with still 3 weeks to go until the end of term!
Mulleyduds will be open:
Friday 28 June, 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Friday 5 July, 3.00pm to 3.30pm
Just a reminder that Uniform Shop orders can be placed electronically via Qkr! and items will then be delivered directly to your child, for them to take home. Pending the availability of our volunteers, Qkr! orders are usually filled on Wednesday mornings, as well as Friday afternoons when the shop is open.
If you need to exchange any item that you have ordered (e.g. for a different size), just send the item and a note back into school with your child to go in the daily message bag to the front office. The volunteers at the Uniform Shop will then swap the item over for you and provide it to your child to take home. If any of the items you have ordered happen to be out of stock at the time, a slip will be provided to your child advising of this. If required, refunds can be arranged via the front office.
All profits from the Uniform Shop go to the St Jude’s Community Council and help fund school projects, such as the new playground equipment built in 2018.
If you have any questions, please direct them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, if anyone is able to assist at the Uniform Shop on a Friday afternoon from 3.00-3.30pm, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Susana Lloyd, Skye Maguire and Alison Egan
Volunteers are needed in the Canteen for the Dance Concert
We will be serving hot beverages, cold drinks and some snacks prior to the concert. If you can spare a little time to help out, that would be greatly appreciated.
Mulleygrub’s Café can only function with your help. We are having trouble getting the children’s lunches out on time, due to lack of helpers on Friday’s. Please consider putting yourself on our roster for once a month or once a fortnight. A regular roster needs to be in place for the canteen to be successful. Ask a friend and come in together. Any amount of time is wonderful. Thursdays and Fridays are especially busy, so if you can, please come in and have a go. Remember to apply for a Working with Vulnerable People card (WWVP). It’s free for volunteers!
Our Masterchef this week is the 'The Meritorious Moore Family' and they are making 'Snickerdoodle Cookies'. The ingredients are: butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. We will be selling them for 50 cents.
Consistent Qkr! Problems
Please ensure online lunch orders are for the correct day and that you get a receipt number. Too many children are turning up at lunch upset that their lunch orders are missing. Some parents also haven’t updated their children’s classes. This delays the tallying process in the morning, especially on Fridays when we are very busy. Please do not hesitate to pop into the canteen if you need a run through on how to order.
$1.00 Lolly limit per day
Our local Bakers Delight in Cooleman Court rewards our school when we purchase bread from them. When making purchases at Bakers Delight could you please ask for the points to be added to St Jude’s. Over time, the points add up and we benefit from this by receiving free bread for carnivals when Meal Deals are organised. Let your friends and family know! The more people that do it, the more points we get.
The new Coffee machine has arrived!
You can pre-order your morning coffee on Qkr! Pickup only available from 8.15am (the coffee machine needs to warm up). You can create your own profile on Qkr! or use your child’s.
Coffee, hot chocolate, tea and chai lattes are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.15am through to 1.45pm. Pop in for a chat and purchase a roady!
Small $3.00 Large $4.00
Please check the prices when placing lunch orders and check your child’s order (if they have written it out and added it up themselves), ensuring there are no mistakes with pricing or missing money for a paper bag. It may not seem like a lot of money to be missing, however, at the end of every week, it amounts to quite a lot.
*Could you please remind your children that if they have a stamp on their lunch bag, they need to return to the canteen to collect the missing items*.
Children who forget to put their lunch orders in before 10am or forget their lunch altogether, will be offered a vegemite OR cheese sandwich and a piece of fruit. I will then contact the parents and let them know the outstanding amount to be paid.
Could parents please stop supplying bags when they have ordered online. This is causing a lot of confusion. The lunch order process in the morning has all online lunch orders prepared before the lunch tub returns, meaning all labels have been stuck to bags. Please just pay the 10c for a bag if you order online.
SOUP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Creamy pumpkin or chicken & sweet corn.
Friday 21 June
Help needed X 1
Wednesday 26 June
Help needed X 1
Thursday 27 June
Help needed X 2
Recently I have had a number of students ask me about the different school and community bands which are offered in Canberra. Here is the information regarding the Tuggeranong Valley Band
We have 3 bands, so there is usually something to suit all ages and abilities.
Beginner band for new musicians or anyone wanting to learn a second instrument. It is comprised mostly of school students at the moment and practices from 5pm-6pm on a Thursday night at Namadgi School, Kambah.
Stage band which plays at a slightly more advanced level and mostly plays Jazz style music and has a rhythm section that includes keyboard and guitar. They rehearse from 6pm-7:30pm on Thursday nights at Namadgi School, Kambah.
Concert band which is our main performance band and is for more competent musicians and rehearses from 7:30pm-9:30pm Thursday nights at Namadgi School, Kambah.
This Saturday, Tuggeranong Valley Band will be having an open day from 9am-3pm at Namadgi School, Kambah. It is a day for anyone to come and try things out. There will be lunch provided and paid tutors will be there to take the different sections of instruments, as well as lots of time playing in a big group. It is usually a very fun day. If anyone is interested, please come and try it out. It is ok to come at any point in the day and stay for however long people are free for.
If you would like additional information, please see Mrs Thomas.
~ Awards Week 7, Term 2 ~
KF—Sanvi S and Calvin C
KT—William D and Emma S
KH—Samuel R and Sophia H
1S—Charlie S and Elouise B
1T—Jospeh B and Lucy N
2BF —Harry A and Beatrice C
2J—Sedra AE and Ewan A
3M—Seleen AB, Liam O and Phoebe R
3ME—Archer B, Sophie W, Isabelle G and Thomas B
5L—Sam B and Lily E
6S—Anna M and Kirana D
6CG—Ryan O and Freya M