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13 Nicholas St, Newtown 3220 Newsletter No 3 Telephone 03 5221 ...
13 Nicholas St, Newtown 3220 Newsletter No 3 Telephone 03 5221 1075 20th October 2009 Facsimile 03 5224 2836 Term 4, Week 3 Email email@example.com 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 RELIGION IN PJ’S GEELONG CUP PUBLIC HOLIDAY 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 STUDENT AWARDS 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. www.srnewtown.catholic.edu.au 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 th 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 4:15pm NOVEMBER 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 th ST JOSEPH’S CRICKET Thur 19 School Closure Day - CLUB MILO In2 CRICKET Cybersafety th 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 th PROGRAM COMMENCES: Mon 7 Parent/teacher interviews, Friday 6th Nov 5:30-6:30pm 3pm to 6pm th 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 th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr M Soldani:- email@example.com Daniel Bucki-Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org Matthew Bourke: email@example.com Maria Monea: firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney Tew: Courtney.email@example.com Adrienne Curran Leanne Brethouwer Jill Barker
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