term 2 week 7 friday 11th june 2021 school diary dear
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Term 2 Week 7 Friday 11th June 2021
Dear Parents and Carers, FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This Friday we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. This feast was an important feast to St Margaret Mary (for whom our school is named). The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be a difficult concept to understand and for children we talk about the loving heart of Jesus always being with us. Jesus’ heart of love was so strong that we can still see this in today’s world through other people, our environment and the care of our community. We are looking forward to celebrating this feast with a whole school Mass on Friday in the Church.
Most days I have the wonderful job of greeting children in the morning as they are dropped off on Eldon St. Most afternoons I also supervise students as they are leaving the school grounds.
I am alarmed at the disregard for children’s safety that I have seen recently.
1. ALWAYS use the school crossing and safety crossing points
2. ALWAYS use the designated, supervised drop off and pick up points on Eldon St and Tungara Ave
3. Obey street/parking signs – they are there to ensure visibility and traffic flow
4. Do NOT let your child get out of the car unless you have pulled over safely (I have seen children getting out of cars as parents are waiting at the crossing, in the middle of the road!)
5. Children should only exit your car on the passenger side.
Most of all – please be patient. Your child’s safety is worth a few minutes of waiting.
Thank you for assisting us with the safety of all children.
Just a reminder that Monday 14th June is a public holiday. I hope you are able to enjoy the long weekend. We will see you all on Tuesday 15th June.
Thank you for your continued support,
SCHOOL DIARY DATES
Friday 11th June
Whole School Mass 9.15am
Monday 14th June
Queen’s Birthday Holiday
Tuesday 15th June
Term 3 preschool transition
Thursday 17th June
Class Mass 9.15am - 2AL,
Term 3 preschool transition
Front Office 8:30am - 3:45 pm
Supervision 8:30am - 3:20 pm
Classes 8:45am - 3:00 pm
Full Day Sessions 8:45am - 2:45pm
Morning Session 8:45am - 11:45am
Afternoon Session 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 10:00am
Phone 1300 105 343
Morning Session 6:30am - 8:30am
Afternoon Session 3:00pm - 6:15pm
Phone: 8245 5855 (answering service call anytime)
Email: [email protected]
SMS: 0407 682 137
Croydon Park Catholic Parish
Parish Priest: Fr. Charles Lukati
Ph: 8346 0944
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage,
beliefs and relationship with the land.
We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
Approved by Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis O ’Brien 2004
We wish the following
students who celebrate a
birthday in June a very
happy and blessed
Our school has been a hive of activity this term and it has been wonderful as I have been able to get into classes to see all the fantastic learning taking place by the students.
Our Year 5/6 students have two special opportunities coming up with the Lacrosse carnival this week, and then our choir has a hub assessment in Week 8 as they are busily preparing for the Festival Choir performance at the Festival Theatre at the end of Term 3.
The new building space is taking shape and we have had multiple deliveries of wood and steel over the past few weeks. The builders are continuing to be busy, and we are hopeful that in the coming weeks we should hopefully see the roof start to be built – this will be especially useful as we head into the colder and potentially wetter weather.
A challenge for our students during this building project has been the impact on play space that the temporary fencing surrounding the site has had on what they can do. This challenge has taught our students to look after their equipment. If balls go over the fence then they cannot always get them back straight away as it depends on where the builders are and what they are doing. Where a challenge presents itself our students have been creative in finding solutions to the problem and coming up with different ways to play whilst sharing a space. One such solution from students across all year levels is to use the dress up boxes to come up with crazy costumes for a fashion show, or to dress as a superhero for imaginative play. This is a fantastic way for our students to show off their creativity, work collaboratively and share with the community their personalities. I wonder what crazy outfits our students will create next!
A reminder that this coming weekend is a long weekend with Monday being a public holiday so there is no school, preschool or OSHC. I hope you have a wonderful three day break, and we will see you on Tuesday next week for another busy week of school.
Term 2, 2021
Ella Rose PRE2
Rayon Jo 5/6LO
Jayne Louiz 1VE
Sacred Heart of Jesus
This Friday the school will celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a whole school Mass. You are
welcome to join us for this important feast of the Catholic Church. It is an especially important feast for our
school as well, with St Margaret Mary being inspired by the Sacred Heart in her life. She was able to share the
message of Jesus’ love for people in her time by encouraging them to turn to his loving and compassionate
heart for strength and inspiration. This feast reminds us that Jesus loved all people he came to know, even
when they disagreed with him and his teachings. He was able to show compassion in the most difficult of
circumstances which was challenging for some people. We can follow this example in our own lives as we try to
show compassion and love, especially at times when it seems like it is the hardest thing to do.
Our next class Mass will be held on Thursday 17th June at 9.15am at St Margaret Mary’s Church. Year 2AL and
Year 3/4MK will be our hosts. You are most welcome to come and celebrate with us, please remember to sign in
on the register at the entrance.
News from the Parish
ST VINCENT PALLOTTI SCHOLARSHIP TRUST
The St Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust offers scholarships to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills
in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity, such as promoting faith enhancement, social justice and pastoral care.
More information and Applications Forms are available at https://pallottine.org.au/scholarships/st-vincent-pallottischolar
Closing Date 30 July 2021
Applications are called for the position of SACRAMENTAL COORDINATOR, Croydon Park Parish. The Sacramental Coordi-nator is a casual position that will be responsible to the Parish Priest and will work collaboratively with him, the Parish Schools, and the Parish Pastoral Council in the administration and preparation of the Sacramental Program. The successful applicant will have an active spiritual life which is expressed through prayer, religious practice and commitment to living a Christian life according to the precepts, teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The Sacramental Coordinator will initiate and facilitate a range of opportunities, forums, and resources to connect and engage parents in areas such as personal prayer, spiritual growth and the sacraments. Excellent interpersonal skills are required along with the capacity to develop, implement and evaluate programs. Applications should be sent to Fr Charles Lukati, Parish Priest at [email protected] no later than close of business (5.00pm) on Monday, June 14, 2021. A copy of the Position Description can be obtained by emailing Paula Noujaim at parish.secretary@croydonparkparish. com.au or by phoning 8346 0944. Applications should include an application letter, CV and the names and contact details of at least three referees. Employment with the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is conditional upon a successful Working with Children Check and successful reference checks. The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity Em-ployer and a Child Safe Organisation. David Hillard
APRIM (Assistant Principal Religious Identity & Mission)
Student Absences/ Late Arrivals
When a student is absent or going to be late, parents should
notify the school by 9am on that day by texting the Absen-
tee Line on 0407 682 137, emailing [email protected]
or phoning (08) 8245 5855.
You will need to state the following:
Name of Child;
Reason for Absence (if late, approximately what time your
child will arrive)
TERM DATES 2021
Term 1: 27 January - 9 April
Term 2: 27 April - 2 July
Term 3: 19 July - 24 September
Term 4: 11 October - 10 December
These vegetables are not affected by
Common fruit and vegetables without restrictions
You can continue to enjoy all fruit and vegetables, including those at risk of fruit fly, if you understand and follow the restrictions.
Many other fruit and vegetables are not affected by the restrictions. These are the common and seasonal fruit and
vegetables without restrictions. You can move these fruit and vegetables between outbreak areas.
Below are some examples of fruit and vegetables that are not affected.
These fruits are not affected by restrictions.
Sharing our produce
As you would have seen in previous newsletters, Helen Psaila and a group of our students have been busy in our veggie patch,
caring for and producing a number of yummy vegetables. We would like to be able to share these with our community, so we
will be holding a ‘Veggie Swap’ coffee morning on Friday mornings outside the Parish hall. We invite you to bring in any surplus
fruit and vegetables as well to swap with other members of our school and parish community. If you are bringing anything to
swap, please refer to the Fruit Fly restriction list included with the newsletter to determine what can and cannot be shared in
our region. We will begin this in Week 8, Friday 18th June.
If you would like to help either with our Veggie Swap stall or in the garden with Helen and the students, please let us know via
the front office. We are always excited to welcome new community members who would like to take more of an active role in
our school community.
Rock and Water
This year the Receptions have been participating in a program called
Rock and Water. Each week we go with Mr Hillard and learn strategies
to help us develop friendships, become resilient and self-manage our
3 Key Learning Points of Rock and
Focus – helps us listen and observe
Grounded – keeps us strong
Belly Breaths – keeps us calm
“Rocks are strong, Water is being a
friend” - Natalie
“We learn to focus” - Kady
“We learn how
to work with a
partner” – Harry
“Respect” – Andrew. Respecting
each other is a big part of being
Year Two students are currently
exploring the life cycle of a
chicken . They are working with
an information text to learn
about the life cycle and specific