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									13 Nicholas St, Newtown 3220                                       Newsletter No 3
Telephone 03 5221 1075                                             20th October 2009
Facsimile 03 5224 2836                                             Term 4, Week 3
Email strobert@srnewtown.catholic.edu.au                        Striving to Shine in 2009

Dear Families
 Hopefully the newsletter coming home         and District. A few of our students
 today won’t upset anybody’s routine too      from Mrs Erwin’s class went down
 much but as tomorrow is a holiday we         to the facility for the “Grandparents”
 thought it a good idea to send it out        story        writing       competition
 sooner rather than later. Congratulations    presentation.        I attended the
 to all our grade six children who            presentations and I must say I was
 received the Sacrament of Confirmation       very proud of all the children who
 over the weekend. All three celebrations     behaved beautifully and mingled
 were quite special and I am certain that     with all the residents in a delightful
 the children and their families will have    and respectful way. Well done kids
 fond memories of what is a very              and a particular pat on the back to
 significant part of their faith journey.     Charlie for writing such a great story
 Father Greg Bourke, the Episcopal vicar      and winning the competition.
 for the western region, was the principal    Thankyou to all those parents who
 celebrant for all three masses and Father    attended last week’s Forum on
 Dillon who co-celebrated with Father         Youth wellbeing, suicide and
 Bourke both praised the children for the     depression. It was an excellent
 spirit in which they celebrated the          presentation and provided some
 Sacrament. They reminded the children        valuable insights for all those who
 of their responsibility as confirmed         attended. A special vote of thanks to
 Catholics to draw on the gifts of the        Julie Prendergast who helped
 Holy Spirit to guide them in making the      coordinate the evening and to our
 right choices and decisions as they          presenters Chris Scanlon from
 move into the next phase of their lives      Barwon Health Youth Services and
 beyond primary school and into               Sharon Gibson from Geelong
 secondary school. It is a big step to take   Lifeline who were both outstanding.
 but one I am sure, with God’s help and       Although the numbers in attendance
 the continued support of their families,     were a little lower than expected
 they will take with confidence, wisdom       given the current climate in Geelong
 and right judgement.                         those in attendance I am sure came
 Congratulations also to Charlie Borracci     away from the session with a greater
 from Grade 1/2 class who came first in       knowledge         and perhaps more
 the “Why I Love My Grandparents”             importantly          an      informed
 writing competition. The competition         understanding of youth depression
 was run by BAPA the Barrabool Aged           and strategies in recognising and
 Care facility and was open to all            responding to it.
 primary schools throughout Geelong           Have a great week,        Mark
      Grade One/Two                         Families are reminded that tomorrow,
              Religion in PJ’s              Wednesday 21st October is the Geelong
 When: Tuesday 27th October                 Cup Public Holiday
 Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
 Where: In Classrooms
 For: Parents and Children                  BIRTHDAYS
                                             The St Robert’s School
 CONGRATULATIONS                             community       wish     to
               We         extend      our    congratulate the following
               congratulation to Bianca      children on the celebration
               and Daniel Adamko on          of their Birthday this
               the safe arrival of ‘Isla     week:
          Grace’ sister for Harry (3/4JC)
                                             21st October James Maiden
and Montanna (1/2LO).
                                             21st October Angelique Shields
                                             22nd October Jemma Anglin
                                             22nd October Jack Blood
 Congratulations       to    the
                                             24th October Montanna Adamko
 following students who have
                                             24th October Rosie English
 received certificates this week
 for outstanding work.
 Gr Prep CC       Alexander Burtt                          SYMPATHY
 Gr Prep CC       Rebecca Maschmedt              We extend our sincere sympathy to
 Gr 1/2LO         Hilary Beggs               The Turnley & Rahofer families on the sad
 Gr 1/2LO         Tanner Bruhn              passing of Ann Rahofer mother of Jenny and
 Gr 1/2YE         Stefanie Starcevic             Grandmother of Thomas (Gr 6PB.)
 Gr 1/2YE         Joel Mc William               Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord
 Gr 1/2JS         Eva Hay                     And may perpetual light shine upon her
 Gr 1/2JS         Oliver                               May she rest in peace.
                  Alvarez de Toledo
 Gr 3/4MM         Georgia Lappin
 Gr 3/4MM         Sammy Costanzo
                                            ST ROBERT’S NEW WEBSITE
 Gr 5/6PB         Jack Blood
                                            We are currently updating all information
 Gr 5/6PB         Liam Higgins
                                            on our website and from time to time
 Gr 5/6NO         Lockey McCartney
                                            photographs of our students will appear
 Gr 5/6NO         Jordyn Stevenson
                                            on our website.         If you have any
 Gr 5/6KT         Liam O’Callaghan
                                            objections to your child’s image being on
 Gr 5/6KT         Xavier Seller
                                            our website, please see your child’s Class
                                            Teacher as soon as possible. You may
                                            like to visit our website below:
                                             Marie Monea.
WALKTOBER                                    FETE PLANT STALL
This month’s healthy lifestyle focus is      Wanted: donations of plants in pots for
on the way we move to and from               the ‘Derby Day Fete’. Please contact
school!      St Robert’s will again          Konrad Erhardt on 5244 4294 or 0411
participate in ‘Walk to School’ this         027 956.
week, 19th -23rd October. We invite
all families to make a special effort to     HELPERS ON FETE DAY
walk (ride, scoot) to and from school        We are still looking for extra helpers on
during this week, as part of this            stalls on Fete Day, particularly 2 – 4pm
VicHealth promotion. If distance is a        time slot. Please see the roster which has
barrier we suggest families attempt to       been put up in the hallway.
walk part of the way to school, time         KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS
and weather permitting. Each class           Last chance to order Krispy Kreme
will keep a list of names of children        Doughnuts, which can be collected at the
who have been able to walk, ride or          Fete. Please fill out the form and send
scoot to or from school during               back to the office with payment enclosed
‘Walktober Week’, as a low-key               by this Friday 23rd October.
celebration     of   individual     and
collective effort!                           CONGRATULATIONS
                                             We extend our congratulation
DERBY DAY FETE                               to Monique and Robert
AMUSEMENTS                                   Shields on the safe arrival
For the very first time this                 of ‘Adeline’ sister for
year you can pre-purchase, for $15, a        Angelique (1/2JP).
wrist band that will entitle the purchaser
to unlimited rides on the Amusements         PARENT SEMINAR SERIES 2009
at the Fete. These wrist bands can also         TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO
be purchased on the day at $20. If you                SECONDARY SCHOOL
would like to participate in this offer      Wednesday 11th November, 7:00–8:30pm
just send your $15 to the office and we         At Christ The King, 79 Wilsons Rd,
will send the wrist band home to you.              Newcomb, Cost: $5 per family
Hamper Making Day                            This workshop for both parents and their
This Friday in the artroom at St             Year 6 child and will encourage a mutual
Robert’s after school drop off. NOTE         understanding of a shared journey and
CHANGE OF VENUE.                             open up a path of communication so that
                                             future problems can be discussed and
SWEET STALL                                  solutions developed. If you wish to
A reminder that we will be                   attend please contact the school office.
bagging lollies at Tracey
Simic’s house, 7 The Esplanade at 7pm        2010 PREP ORIENTATION
on Monday 26th October. As Fete Day          A reminder that the first orientation
is Halloween any homemade sweets             session for 2010 Prep children will be
with a ‘spooky’ theme would be fun.          held next Monday 26th October 9:30am to
 10:30am in classrooms and 10:30am to            Thur 22nd Grade 5/6 Basketball Team,
 11am Uniform Shop fittings/sales.                               Life Be In It
                                                 Mon 26 2010 Prep Orientation, First
 GEELONG NETBALL                                                 Session 9:30am
 Junior Spring Season: Mon 26th October          Sat 31  st
                                                                 St Mary’s Derby Day Fete
 St Robert’s Red v Mano Meerkats                 Mon 16th Parent Information Evening
 St Robert’s Silver v Sparkling Gems             Wed 18th Junior Triathlon
 5:00pm                                                         information      session      for
 St Robert’s Maroon v 7 Stars                                    Grades 3 to 6, 11:30am
 ST JOSEPH’S CRICKET                             Thur 19 School Closure Day -
 CLUB MILO In2 CRICKET                                           Cybersafety
 PROGRAM 2009-2010                               Mon 30 Swimming Program Gr 3-6
 REGISTRATIONS:                                  DECEMBER
 St Joseph’s Cricket Club, Queens Road,          Fri 4th         End      of    year     reports
 Friday 23rd Oct 5:30-6:30pm                                     distributed
 PROGRAM COMMENCES:                              Mon 7           Parent/teacher      interviews,
 Friday 6th Nov 5:30-6:30pm                                      3pm to 6pm
 For children aged 5 to 10 years,Cost: $60       Tues 8          Orientation Day, Second
 for 10 week program, Co-ordinator Robyn                         Session for 2010 Preps and
 Gannon,Ph: 5278 6096 or 0409 809 079                            other grades work in 2010
                                                                 class groups 9am to 11am
 TERM DATES FOR 2010                             Wed 9   th
                                                                 End of year Mass, St Mary’s
 TERM 1 Thursday 28th January to Friday                          Basilica 6pm
        26th March                                          th
                                                 Mon 14 Grade 6 Adventure Park and
 EASTER Good Friday 2nd April – Monday                           Dinner
        5th April                                            th
                                                 Thur 17 Final               Assembly        and
 TERM 2 Monday 12th April to                                     Christmas Carols
        Friday 25th June                         2010
 TERM 3 Monday 12th July to                      JANUARY
        Friday 17th September                    Wed 27th Book collection day and
 TERM 4 Monday 4th October to                                    payment of first instalment of
        Friday 17th December                                     2010 school fees $370,
 DATES TO REMEMBER                                               11:30am to 2:30pm
 OCTOBER                                         Thur 28 First day of school for all
 Wed 21st   Geelong Cup               Day,                       children
            public holiday

School Advisory Board, Committee Members:     Website:      www.strobert.melb.catholic.edu.au/
Fr K Dillon:  frkd@stmarysgeelong.com.au      Mr M Soldani:- marks@srnewtown.catholic.edu.au
Daniel Bucki-Smith: dbucki-s@bigpond.net.au   Matthew Bourke:    mcbourke@bigpond.net.au
Maria Monea: mamonea@shc.melb.catholic.edu.au Courtney Tew:   Courtney.tew@bigpond.com
Adrienne Curran Leanne Brethouwer Jill Barker

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