St. Anthony’s School Newsletter
“Growing Together in Harmony”
No. 7 Wednesday, 28th March 2012
St Anthony’s School Lent – Week 5
382a West Tamar Rd.
Riverside, Tas 7250
So many and demanding are our preoccupations
Tel: 6327 3618
nowadays, that we often forget the most simple
Principal truth of the Christian religion – that we belong to
God. In God we live, move and have our being,
Chairperson Board of as St. Paul says. That is a profound metaphysical
Annabel Shegog reality of which we must strive to become
Chairperson P & F
Office hours: Mon – Fri The Spirit itself
8.20 am – 4.00 pm
bears witness with our spirit that
West Tamar Catholic
Fr. Allan Hartcher ofm
we are children of God.
Tel: 6327 3971 (Romans 8:16)
Sr. Frances McShane
Tel: 6383 1142
Mass Times GROCERY DRIVE !
St. Francis (Riverside)
Sat: 6.00 pm
Sun: 9.00 am Last days for our appeal
St. Francis Xavier Send along your item as soon as possible
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More information in this newsletter!
1 , 3 & 5 Sundays
St. Canice (Glengarry)
2 & 4 Sundays
Sat: 5.15 – 5.45pm
NIJSSA Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to the following students who recorded first place in their
Jordan Cooper Gr 5 Boys Div 1 33m Breaststroke
Sam Foley Gr 3 Boys Div 1 33m Freestyle
Sam Foley Gr 3 Boys Div 1 33m Backstroke
Zane Hadley Gr 3 Boys Div 1 33m Breaststroke
Sam Foley, Jaidyn Gillies, Daniel Van Noord, Zane Hadley
- Gr 3 Boys Div 1 Relay
School Board Positions
We currently have two vacancies on our School Board. The AGM for the
Board of Management will be held in April and nominations for Office Bearers
are now being called.
The Board of Management is primarily responsible for the finance and property
of the school, working in conjunction with the Principal. The following areas of
school involvement and development include - Pastoral Care, Publicity and
Promotion, Capital and Maintenance Plans, Insurance, Enrolment, Building and
Grounds, School Fees and Levies, and Annual Budgets.
Anyone wishing to nominate is asked to speak to the Principal and collect an
information package and nomination form, and/or speak with the current
Chairperson Annabel Shegog. Meetings are held each third Tuesday of the
month commencing at 7.30 pm at the school.
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Proceeds raised from the fundraiser are $806! Congratulations to the
students and thank you to the Mini Vinnies for coordinating the event, and to
all the parents for supporting the day. Proceeds will be forwarded to Caritas
Holy Week / Easter Week Ceremonies
All parents are invited to the following Ceremonies on Thursday 5 April
Stations of the Cross 9 – 12.20 am
- Each class will take a short journey to each of the Stations
- Whole school Assembly / Prayer Reflection 12.30 – 12.50
for Holy Week in the Assisi Centre
After Easter on Monday 16 April,
- The Easter Sunday story (assembly at 12.20) headed by Gr 4
Tuesday 17 April
- Easter Egg Hunt organised by the Mini Vinnies
Anzac Beaconsfield March
St Anthony’s students march annually at the Anzac Day March at Beaconsfield.
We once again offer this opportunity and ask for interested students who can
represent the school on Wednesday 25 April.
Jo and Dave Mohr have kindly agreed to coordinate our representative group.
Interested students / parents from the school are asked to fill in the slip
enclosed and return to the school office. For further details in relation to the
arrangements please contact Mrs Watson.
A two-week changeover period from summer to winter
uniform commences on Monday 16th April. All students are
to be in their winter uniform by Monday 30th April 2012.
Take a risk
Have a try 3
Watch your confidence fly
Last Wednesday St Anthony’s School celebrated
Harmony Day. Students came dressed in their
family’s national dress or LOTE colours. As part of
the day students spent the morning learning about
Harmony Day and what it means to live together in
Harmony with people from all different cultures.
After recess we created a money line and held a
parade to showcase our dress ups. We spent the
afternoon sharing our knowledge with each other in an assembly, with some
classes presenting their knowledge through drama, others used food, some
classes used music, whilst others used art.
It was a fantastic day and a wonderful celebration of different cultures!
Thank you to the Mini Vinnies for all their help organising the day. The
total raised in the money line was $806.75, with more money filtering in
daily. This money will be sent to Project Compassion at the end of next
week – so if you have money at home please send it along to the school
office as soon as possible. Mrs Watson
The Tasmanian Fire Service School Fire Education Program will be
visiting our school on Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April. The
program has been designed for children from Prep to Grade 6,
providing basic safety procedures and survival skills in the case of a
Please let your chil/ren’s teacher know prior to this visit if your child
has been involved in a serious fire incident or if they have been
treated for burns at any stage of their life.
Anzac Day March
……………………………………… Gr …………………….. will
participate in the Beaconsfield Anzac Day March
URGENT – PLEASE ASSIST!
We are appealing to the generosity of the St Anthony’s School
community to assist the Launceston City Mission by donating 1
non-perishable item (just from your own pantry cupboard will be
fine). These items can include – tins of tomatoes, tuna, salmon,
spaghetti, baked beans, Pasta Sauce, packets of Pasta, Biscuits,
Any donation will be gratefully accepted!!! Any queries can be directed to
Denise 0400 565 389. Items may be placed in the collection box in the school
office foyer. Many thanks from Denise Bott (St Anthony’s School Board) and
City Mission Housing Support Worker
Last Friday we played T-Ball against St Finn Barr’s. Everyone
played really well and both teams showed great sportsmanship.
We would like to say a special thank you to Mr Stacey for helping
us. We won the game 27 to 30. by Agok & Lizzie
On Friday 23 March we played Super 10’s against Launceston
Church Grammar School. The scores were 60 to 95. We did
lose but we had an excellent time. We would like to thank Mrs
Gillies and Mrs Meech for giving up their time to support us,
thank you! by Riley & J.T.
We played T-Ball – our team was Dylan, Ryan, Noah, Jasmine,
Crystal, Kalli, Henry and Jorjia who was Captain and Beth who
was Vice Captain. We won by 2 points, the score being 17 to 19.
We played against Launceston Christian School. It was a good
game. In the middle it started to hail. We would like to thank everyone who
helped us and also played. by Jorjia & Beth
Grade 6T packing & leaving for Camp !
Important information about accident protection for students*
Every day there are accidents involving children. To assist parents with costs associated
with those accidents, we have SchoolCare Accident insurance provided by Catholic
Church Insurances Limited. The SchoolCare Accident policy provides protection to all
students attending our school.
The School Activities only cover includes accidental injury cover for school camps,
school sports (including sports out of school hours as long as they are organised by the
school), work experience and travelling to and from school or school activities. It also
includes activities organised or authorised by the school. This includes before and after
school care if organised by the school. Cover is worldwide.
Our policy covers three important areas of care and any one accident may be claimable
under one or more of these areas.
1. Up to $7,500 inclusive per accident for medical costs (excluding any
Medicare expenses or the Medicare Gap) from the following registered medical
• Remedial massage
• Acupuncture, and also costs from a
• Chemist, and
• Hospital accommodation and facility fees.
Federal legislation in Australia prohibits Catholic Church Insurances from
• the cost of any medical service for which a Medicare benefit is
• the Medicare Gap or
• the cost of any hospital treatment or other benefit unless the cost
arises from an injury while taking part in certain activities, such as:
– attending school
– engaging in a sporting activity
– a secondary student undertaking a work experience program
– voluntary services to a religious, charitable, educational or
– youth activities organised by a voluntary association such as
Guides or Scouts or
– travelling to or from the above activities.
2. Fixed amounts for defined events. For example, when a student accidentally
receives a fracture of the hand the policy will pay a fixed amount of $250. The
full table of benefits lists all the defined events covered under the policy and
the fixed amount payable. The full table of benefits is shown in the information
sheet available at www.ccinsurances.com.au
3. Other benefits related to the injury sustained including:
• Emergency transport resulting from an accidental injury
• Home tuition
• Hospital inconvenience allowance
• Nursing allowance
• Professional counselling fees and
• Assistance with payment of school fees in the event of the accidental
death of a parent or guardian.
These are all limited to specific amounts per accident. These amounts are detailed in
the table of benefits contained in the policy, and are subject to the policy wording, terms,
conditions and exclusions.
In the event you need to make a claim please call the Schoolcare Accident Helpline on
1300 138 498 or www.ccinsurances.com.au to download a claim form or for more
*Summary only. See the policy document for full terms, conditions and exclusions
The Minutes from the P&F Annual General Meeting and March General
Meeting held on Tuesday 13th March, are available to be read on the notice
board outside the school office.
Shortly after Easter, the P&F will have its own webpage on the School's
website and Minutes will also be available to be viewed on this site.
Mother's Day is on Sunday 13th May. As we do every year, as a fund
MOTHER’S DAY STALL
raiser for the School, the P&F will be organising a Mother's Day Stall
where each child will be asked to donate a small gift to the stall in the
weeks leading up to the day, and then on the Friday before Mother's
Day (11th May) each child is asked to
bring $2 to school to purchase a gift for
their own Mum from the Stall.
If there is anyone who would like to assist
in organising this Stall and/or to help with
the Stall on the day, or perhaps have
some suggestions for the Stall, please
Further details regarding the Mother's Day Stall will be sent out after the Easter
EASTER HOLIDAY PROGRAM
In2shape Kids Fitness/Music Workshop
When - Wednesday April 11th
Time - 10-2pm
Cost - $20 or discounted if you invite a friend
What - Games, prizes, general fitness for kids, obstacles courses, learning music
through games, learn or improve your reading of music, performance for those who
learn an instrument, meet new friends, educational experience in a creative and fun
Come along and experience a unique kids fitness program run by fully qualified
Personal Trainer and Manager of Jett's Fitness Adrian Wilson and enjoy a wonderful
music program which is creative, fun, energetic and educational, run by Professional
Music teacher Robyn.D.Wilson Atcl, Perf Cert, HON SCSM. Be quick! Limited Spots!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Robyn on 0400 070 375. Don't delay!
You won't want to miss this great opportunity.
ROBYN WILSON Atcl, Perf Cert, Hon SCSM
EASTER CHOCOLATE RAFFLE
Win a huge Chocolate Box
Tickets available at the office – 50 cents each
ONLY a few tickets LEFT!
Raffle drawn Thursday 5 April