Saint John the Apostle
School Issue 32 — 2008
Dear Families, Staff and Friends
All is in readiness for our school’s annual Open Night, tonight. This is
a great opportunity for all members of our community to see the
exceptional teaching and learning opportunities available for our
children. Open night is a show case of our school’s programs. It is
an expectation that all students attend this school event.
Open Night provides an opportunity not only for existing families to see the school but also other families who
may be interested in enrolling their children at St Johns. The vast bulk of our enrolments over the past year or
so have come through recommendations from you and we are very thankful for this. If you know families who
may be interested in seeing the school, give them an invitation to come to the Open Night. I’ll be holding
Principal’s Tours from 6:00pm starting at the Front Office. If this is inconvenient for them, invite them to call me
at school for a personal tour.
I encourage you visit all classes to see the wonderful things that are happening at St Johns. To help facilitate
this, accompanying this Newsletter is a “St John the Apostle Discovery Trail”, the answers to these questions will
be found in each room. Once the answer has been written on the sheet, it needs to be taken to the class
Ph: 08 8382 2064 Fax: 08 8326 1402 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
teacher for a stamp. Only parents / caregivers can take this to the teacher for a stamp. Once all answers have
been found, it can be placed in the “Discovery Trail” box found in the foyer outside the Year 7 class. At the con-
clusion of the night, the first correct entry will win a prize for the family. Good Luck!
The highlight of the evening is our school performance, “We Fuel Our Minds”. Please do not go straight to the
St Dominic Centre to reserve seats for the performance. This will be opened at 6.55 pm. Could I also ask that
you do not speak to class teachers about your child’s progress. This is not a Parent / Teacher evening.
Teachers are always available to meet with parents at a mutually convenient time.
ST JOHN THE APOSTLE SCHOOL
Program for the Evening
• Classes Open 6:00pm
• Principal’s Tour (departing from the Office) 6:00pm
• St Dominic Centre Opened 6:55pm
• Performance 7:00pm
On Monday evening our students participated in the Catholic Music Festival. They were brilliant.
Congratulations to all the students involved and to Brenda Byrne our Choir trainer for all her hard work training
the children. It was so good to see our former students performing on the night as several Cardijn College
bands performed on the night. Congratulations to our students for their commitment and talented singing.
The beginning of Term4 is the designated change over to the Summer School Uniform. As the weather in
October is often still cool there will be a two week change over period. Our school uniform policy has been
inserted below for your information.
Girls: Dominican check dress. Plain white ankle socks.
Boys: White shirt—open neck (banded waist shirt optional). Grey shorts & grey socks.
Boys & Girls: Navy pullover / sports uniform windcheater, long sleeve ( with logo). Black regulation style
shoes (not boots) brown or black sandals. Hats: Legionnaire or broad brim (with logo).
Just a reminder correct sports uniform (white sports top with school logo) must be worn for Sports lessons and it
has been great to see all students wearing Art smocks when doing art and craft.
Fri 26/9 - CHESS COACHING IN THE CULTURAL CENTRE (TRANSPORTABLE) @ 1:10PM
- END OF TERM 3 — 3:10PM
Mon 13/10 STAFF TRAINING DAY — NO SCHOOL
Tue 14/10 TERM 4 COMMENCES — 8:50AM
Thurs 16/10 YR 5 CLASS MASS @ 9:15AM IN THE CHAPEL
Fri 17/10 CHESS COACHING 1:10 — 2:10PM
NOARLUNGA-SEAFORD THIS WEEK’S CLASS
ST LUKE’S CHURCH Congratulations to all the students
Cnr New Honeypot Road listed below, who received Class
& Goldsmith Drive Awards at Assembly this week.
NOARLUNGA DOWNS 5168
Office Tel: 8382 1717
Fax: 8326 7999 R/1E Erin Hamilton
Parish Priest: Fr Charles Gauci Buddy Tohl-Richardson
Sacramental Formation: Sr Margaret Ann Connelly
R/1P Jordyn Ellis
School - Thursday 9:15am 2C Shane Rimington
(see front page of newsletter) Sarah Riley
St Luke’s Church - Saturday 6:00pm,
- Sunday 9:00am & 5:30pm (Youth 2/3MH Paige Horvatic
Service) Landseer Whippy
Seaford (SEM) - Sunday 10:45am 4B Adam Bickley
5M Nathaniel Galloway
6K Shahn Matulick
There’s Sunshine in a Smile
Life is a mixture 7B Year 7s away @ Festival Theatre
of sunshine and rain,
Laughter and pleasure,
teardrops and pain, School Holidays
All days can’t be bright, It’s been a great term – thankyou to everyone who has played a
but it’s certainly true, part – not the least of whom have been your wonderful children.
We break for the holidays tomorrow completing another solid
There was never a cloud term’s work. Students return to school for Term 4 on Tuesday 14
the sun didn’t shine through— October. The staff will gather on the day before school returns
So just keep on smiling to update their Mandatory Reporting Certificate which is a
whatever betide you, requirement of the Teachers Registration Board. I trust that you
will find time to relax with your children and we look forward to
Secure in the knowledge seeing you all again next term.
God is always beside you,
And you’ll find when you smile Regards
your day will be brighter
And all of your burdens
will seem so much lighter—
For each time you smile
you will find it is true
Somebody, somewhere P & F NEWS
will smile back at you, Plant Stall
And nothing on earth It is now the right time of the year to divide your pot bound
can make life more worthwhile plants. It will give the plants enough time to be looking at
their best for the Spring Fair. We are asking families to take
Than the sunshine and warmth some time to make up several pots that can be brought along
of a beautiful smile. for the Spring Fair. For more details about the Plant Stall
please contact Mel Broad.
Over the holidays, many families will have a “Spring Clean”.
Please box up unwanted items, and send them to school, so
CONGRATULATIONS they can be placed on the Trash & Treasure Stall. The
Our congratulations go out Meeting Room is being used to store these items. We are
to Grace in Year 5, and her asking if furniture items could be brought along closer to the
date of the Spring Fair. All items will be gratefully accepted.
family on the safe arrival of her new
baby brother, Lachlan last Friday. Sausage Sizzle
May they all be blessed Tomorrow the P & F will be conducting a Sausage Sizzle. To
with a little more sleep! help make things a little easier for the P & F, there will be pre
-ordering. If you have not ordered yet, this will need to be
done first thing tomorrow.
2ND HAND UNIFORM SHOP
There are second hand uniform items
available from the school on
or by arrangement with:
Louise Hamilton on:
0415 463 762.
For all other uniform requirements
contact or visit Southern School Wear:
Shop 5, Malone Street Shopping Centre
Morphett Vale SA 5162
Phone: 8325 2255
Last Thursday, 18 September six students They stock all St John’s uniform and fabric requirements.
represented our school at the Southern Young Bankcard, MasterCard, Visa and Lay by are welcome.
Author’s Night at Cardijn College. It was a valuable
experience and students received positive feedback LOST PROPERTY
about their writing. The Lost Property basket is located outside the
north western entrance to the St Dominic’s Centre
The Key note speaker was Ian Bone a well known — please remember to check there for any lost
author. The students were broken into smaller groups items.
to read their own piece of writing to peers from other
schools as well as to parents, teachers and friends.
The event was an opportunity for young writers to CANTEEN NEWS
read their work in an encouraging and supportive The canteen is open for routine lunch orders
environment and to have accomplished authors acting from Monday–Wednesday only. Thursdays and
as mentors to nurture their writing talents. Fridays are $1 days (in the lunch break:
ROSTER FOR NEXT WEEK (Term 4, Week 1)
Monday 13/10 STAFF DAY — NO CANTEEN
Tuesday 14/10 Sandy Knobloch, Anthea Ramsay
Wednesday 15/10 Ruth Rainsford, another helper needed
Thursday 16/10 Jade Field, Cathy Matthews
Friday 17/10 Sam Wright, Judy Jackson
If for any reason you are unable to fulfil your
rostered duty please attempt to find your own
replacement before contacting Michele Stuart on
8382 2064 (school). If you do not have a list of
canteen helpers’ phone numbers please let Michele
know as soon as possible.
Also, any new parents available to assist with this
valuable service, please contact Michele on the above
TUESDAY SCHOOL BANKING
Please remember to bring in your bank books and
Top: Matthew Yr 7 deposit money (the exact deposit amount is required
Front: (from left to right) as no change will be given). Bank books can be sent
Kane Yr 7, Jamie Yr 6, Caitlin Yr 7, to the Front Office via the classroom/office box.
Holly Yr 6 & Kurtis Yr 7
If you wish to open an account
please come and get an appli-
cation package from the front
SCHOOL SPECIAL GROUP PHOTOS
THE SOUTHERN STORM
Please note that there are order
envelopes available from the front
office for those of you who are A T-Ball competition. We are looking for
interested in purchasing SRC, T-Ball players aged 5 to 9 NOW! Have
Senior Choir and /or House some fun and invite a
Captains photos at $15 each. friend, or make a team… No
Sample photos are also at the front office for you to view. experience or equipment required!
Orders are due back to school by Friday 24 October. Season Starts Oct 08
TO REGISTAR CALL : Viki Mitchell
8186 1802 or 0403 224 823 or
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD email@example.com
Please come and check out our Notice Board at the Front Lonsdale Football/T-ball Club
Office for further information regarding the following Sherriffs Road, Morphett Vale
• Centacare’s Parenting Courses for Sept-Nov 2008.
• Australian Red Cross—Basic 1st Aid Course for 11- A fun introduction to the game for 5-9
15 yrs. Contact: 8293 9200 / 1300 367 428. year old girls and boys! It provides
children with an enjoyable and safe
• Australian Girls Choir—Holiday program and Open learning environment where they can
Day 25 Oct. Contact: 8271 1622 build their confidence, develop new
www.ausgirlschoir.com.au skills, play games and make new friends.
• Noarlunga Tennis Club— Players All registered participants will receive a MILO
of all ages wanted. Contact: Jenny in2CRICKET Kit which includes a bat, ball ,t-shirt, bucket
Pilmore 8386 2823 or Marlene hat, sticker-stumps, activity booklet, sachet of MILO and
Anderson 8386 2195 certificate.
• Noarlunga Little Athletics for Girls The Program is run at clubs and schools throughout
& Boys aged 3—16 yrs. Wirreanda HS Oval every Sun- South Australia during Term 4 and Term 1 every season.
day 9:15am. Contact Clint & Renee Irvine 8325 0466 or
visit: To find out where your nearest Centre is log onto
www.noarungalac.com www.in2cricket.com.au or contact MILO in2CRICKET
Coordinator, Alice Johnswood on 8300 3838 or
• Holiday Netball Clinic at ETSA Park for
5-16 year olds. Download Application Forms
from Netball SA website:
www.netballsa.asn.au or phone: 8238 0500.
Applications close Friday 3rd October.
• Carclew Youth Arts Holiday Program. Various
activities including: Cartooning, Circus, Claymation,
Collage, Digital Photography, Edible Sculptures, Hip
Hop, Junk Sculptures, Kite Making, Drawing/Painting, Blue Light Movie/Disco
Stencils & Weaving. Please check their website: "Wall-E"
www.carclew.com.au or phone: 8267 3958 Noarlunga Wallis Cinema Complex
Friday 10 October
• Sportsfest 2008—Coaching Clinics for students 5 to 12 year olds
aged 5-15yrs at Prince Alfred College. These Tickets $13.50
include Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Soccer or Combo. (can be purchased prior to event from Cinema)
P l e a s e c h e c k w e b s i t e : Starts 6:45 pm and concludes 10:00 pm
www.australiansportsclinics.com.au or phone:
1300 134 154.
• Christies Beach Primary School Blue Light Under Age Rage
Vacation Care Programme. $10 deposit South Adelaide Football Club
required with Enrolment. (Forms available Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs
from our Front Office). Friday 17 October
Ph: 8326 1971 12-17 year olds
• Noarlunga Leisure Tickets $4
Centre Vacation Care (pre-sold at Centro Colonnades Information Desk)
Program. Ph: 8384 1144 Starts 7pm and concludes 10 pm
or 0419 571 587.