STELLA MARIS PARISH SCHOOL
Term 1 Week 3 14 February 2008
Coming Events: From the Principal
Friday, 15 February
Friday, 15 February It was great to catch up with many parents/caregivers on Tuesday evening
P&F Meeting at the Information Sessions. The evening flowed smoothly with a healthy
turnout in all classes. Thank you to those who helped with the barbe-que,
Tuesday, 19 February assisting Tony Carbone to present a culinary delight beyond all expectation!
School Board Meeting
A reminder that next Tuesday morning the school officially farewells and
Tuesday, 19 February thanks Bruno Benci, Principal for 8 years, for his time and contribution to
Confirmation/First Stella Maris Parish School. This is an opportunity for the community and
Eucharist Meeting individuals to say good-bye to Bruno.
Tuesday, 19 February
Farewell for Bruno Benci Our term one sport program is underway. It is wonderful to see so many
students and their parents involved in school sport at all levels. Thank you to
Tuesday, 26 February the parent volunteers who, through their support during the year, allow the
Sports Committee Meeting school to offer a number of sports from which the children can choose.
Thursday, 28 February The Parents and Friends welcomed parents, new and old, to the 2008
Subway Meal Deal Day school year at a morning tea this morning. There is a meeting of the Parents
and Friends Committee tomorrow morning to plan the 2008 year. All
Friday, 29 February parents/caregivers are most welcome to join existing members at 9:00am in
the staffroom for a cuppa and chat. This group, which organises the school’s
Friday, 29 February fundraising and social events is always looking for new members to help out.
Yesterday we farewelled the Grima family. Ashliegh and Isaac are moving to
Thursday, 6 March Port Lincoln where dad shall be working in the new Port Lincoln Hotel. We
Project Compassion Day wish them all the best in their new venture and know they shall be missed.
and Mass As we farewell the Grimas we say welcome to the Chakabva family. Nigel is
in Ms Thomson’s class and Tanatswa has joined Mrs Spencer’s class. They
Monday, 10 March have moved to Adelaide from Port Lincoln!
Adelaide Cup Public
A reminder that classrooms open at 8.45am and the gates are locked after
Friday, 21 March school at 3.15pm
The year has begun extremely well and I could not be happier with the way
Monday, 24 March the children are conducting themselves in class and around the yard. Well
Easter Monday done everyone.
Thursday, 10 April Yours sincerely,
Last Day of Term 1
1 Mulga Street, Seacombe
Gardens SA 5047 Sean Hill
Phone: 8296 3928 PRINCIPAL
Fax: 8377 2232
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RE News P&F News
LENT NEXT P&F MEETING
As a school we support the work of the World
Catholic agency – CARITAS and Project Is on Friday, 15th February at 9am in the staffroom.
Compassion during Lent. Each Family has been Come and be involved in all the activities and
given a Project Compassion box and we hope as a events that make our children’s school life fantastic.
family you can support others in need. Later in the
term we will have our own Fund Raising Market day P&F Fundraiser
SACRAMENT PREPARATION: Our P&F Family Portraits Fundraiser is on Saturday
The Parent meeting for Confirmation/First Eucharist March 1st 2008. Please see Cathy in the office to
will be held on Tuesday 19th February at 7pm in make a booking. Your $10 must be paid when you
the Church Hall. Family faith groups are formed at make your booking.
this meeting and dates given.
Enrolment letters have been sent to families who Emergency Contact Forms
were part of the program last year. If you are new to
the school or want more information please visit meThe Front Office Staff would like to say a BIG
in the REC Faith centre. HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for bringing in
their Emergency Contact Forms. These forms
BRUNO BENCI’S FAREWELL contain very important information for the school,
The farewell Mass will be held for Bruno on and your prompt reply is most appreciated. We are
Tuesday 19th February at 9-00am. This will be still waiting for a handful of forms to be returned.
followed by a thankyou morning tea in the Hall. We Please return these as soon as possible.
hope to see many parents there to thank Bruno for Thank you
his contribution and commitment to our school Front Office Staff
during his time as Principal.
Bank SA School Banking
PRAYER FOR LENT
God, you want a world of justice, Bank SA provides a school banking service to our
Where every person created in you image is treated students. Banking day is on Tuesday. If you would
with respect. like to join up, please see Cathy in the Front Office.
Help us to follow your example and be your hands
Bank SA has asked us to remind parents to please
to bring justice to the world in all that we do.
only bank amounts of up to $20 at any one time. If you
We ask this in the name of Jesus,
would like to deposit large sums of money, please visit
Who lived and died and rose again.
any Bank SA branch.
From the Parish…
Regards and blessings
Religious Education Coordinator
Men’s Breakfast. Saturday, 23rd February from
7.30am to 9.00am in the PARISH HALL.
Men, sixteen years and upwards are invited to meet
each other and hear Craig Fosdike, Principal of St.
Joseph’s School Norwood speak about his
KOKODA TRAIL TREK.
Gold coin donation. Please RSVP by returning the
coupon below to the school office.
Regards and blessings
I __________________________________ will be
attending the Men’s breakfast on the 23/02/2008 at
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Police Checks for Volunteers Canteen Roster
A reminder to our wonderful volunteers that they Week 3 – Term 1
require a Police Check in order to volunteer at the Friday 15/2 Heather & Pip Meredith
school. This includes all volunteers from the Canteen
Helpers, Sports Coaches, Excursion Helpers and Week 4 – Term 1
Classroom Helpers. Monday 18/2 Gwen Barr
Tuesday 19/2 Leon & Sonia Moore
For more information please see Helen Clutterham or Wednesday 20/2 Tania Buck
Cathy Lainio in the Front Office. Thursday 21/2 Marianne Pearson & Niki Munro
Friday 22/2 Jane McKay & Luisa Davis
Community News Week 5 – Term 1
Monday 25/2 Karen Walding
MILO Have A Go Cricket Tuesday 26/2 Chris & Russell Coppock
Wednesday 27/2 Lee Campbell
What: A fun introduction to the game of cricket for
Thursday 28/2 Sarah McCarl & Alieen Vog
girls and boys aged 5-7.
Friday 29/2 Ingrid & Roxanne
Where: Brighton Oval (Higet Ave, Brighton)
When: Starting Friday 15th February Uniform Shop
Time: 6 – 7pm
Cost: $35 per participant for the 6 week program. The uniform shop is located in the transportable next to
Simply turn up to the first session to register the school entrance gate. The opening hours are:
All registered participants receive a MILO Have A Tuesday 8:30am- 9:00am
Go Pack including bat, ball, bucket hat, t-shirt, carry Wednesday 8:30am- 9:00am
bag and MILO. For more information please Friday 8:30am- 9:00am
contact Alice Johnswood on 8300 3838. Volunteer helpers are also required during these times.
If you can assist, please see Tony in the Front Office.
Uniform Shop order forms are readily available from
Blue Light Disco the Front Office if you are unable to make it at the
above listed times.
There will be a Blue Light Disco on Friday February
15th at the Marion Cultural Centre, Domain Theatre Thank you - Uniform Committee
287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park from 7.30pm until
Head Injuries at School
Entry fee is $5.00. This event is a lock in. If your child suffers a head injury at school, it is
It is for 9 – 17 year olds only. Tickets must be pre school policy to contact parents/caregivers to
purchased from the Domain Theatre Box Office advise you of the situation. We will do this for any
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. CASH SALES bump on the head no matter how big or small.
ONLY. For further information contact Sturt Police
on 82074774. If the following symptoms are noticed 4-6 hours
after a knock to the head please refer your child to
Sports Committee News a doctor immediately:
Tiredness & drowsiness
There will be a Sports Committee Meeting on Listlessness
Tuesday, 26 February at 7pm in the staffroom. Headache
All welcome. Nausea and possible vomiting
Sports Committee News Lack of co-ordination
Reading Workshop Loss of balance
On Friday, 29 February, Cathy Tilley will be Possible blurred vision or visual disturbance
conducting a reading workshop about how to hear
your child read. It will be held in the library at 9am. Thank you for your understanding.
Please let Cathy Tilley know if you will be attending. Information sourced from Sports Medicine Australia Website
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