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22nd October, 2014
Dear Parents/Caregivers, Staff, Students and Friends of St Thomas’,
Last Friday we hosted the Girls Interschool Chess State Championship in the
Noble Tree Centre Hall. Congratulations to Krista Doust (Year 6/7 Gold) who
competed as one of the 80 competitors and performed admirably. Well done to
all competitors from across Brisbane and indeed across Queensland.
Next week at St Thomas’ is “Kids Matter” week. Please join in our community
breakfast next Friday, 31st October as we mark this important event. There is an
invitation included in this newsletter.
This week I am absent from school as I attend the Australian Primary Principals’
Association Conference in Sydney. The theme of this year’s conference is
“Creating the Future, Together”. I am thrilled to be joining approximately 900
colleagues from across the country to listen to and engage with national and
international leaders.
In my absence, I thank Liz Jones who will (once again) be Acting Principal.
Monday’s Pupil Free Day saw us join with St Martin’s, Carina and Our Lady of
Mount Carmel, Coorparoo in a day presented by Brendan Spillane on building
effective teams, ensuring trust in teams and strategies for crucial and difficult
conversations. We spent a great practical day together.
The Year 5, 6 and 7 classrooms are abuzz with the excitement of this Friday’s
disco. The “Behind the Mask” disco being held in the Noble Tree Centre Hall will
no doubt be an evening of laughter, celebration and joy with many mysterious
faces in the crowd. Once again we know we will be wowed by the results of
creative minds at work.
Newsletter 31
Coming Events
October
23 Volunteer
Induction 8:40am
24 Year 5,6,7 Disco
27 Prep Parent
Information Evening
6:45pm
30 Gala Day
November
10 P&F AGM
11 Remembrance Day
13 Volunteer
Induction 8:40am
(Last of the year)
14 Public Holiday G20
28 Summer
Celebration 6pm
December
3 Graduation
5 End of school year
12noon
January 2015
Wednesday 28
Term 1 commences
The month of October is recognised as Catholic Mission month. This month
allows us an opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of others and so we pray;
God, powerful yet knowing yourself to be weak, when we see our neighbour tired, hungry, sad,
betrayed, despised, forgotten, alone, needing our help – be with us in doing what we would hope for…if
that were us.
We ask this in the name of the one who gifts us with life. Amen
God’s blessings.
Lorraine Walker
R.E. NEWS
It was wonderful to be on duty this morning and see the wonderful array of socks flashing around the
hard court area. I thank the Helping Hands group and the Year Five teachers for organising this Crazy
Sock Day event, for the posters, for visiting classes to remind the children and finally collecting the
donations today. Thank you also to you, the parents for the effort , some of the socks are truly works of
art. Thank you also for your financial support for Catholic Mission and their cause in Jamaica. A child’s
prayer:
“Jesus, you said that when someone suffers you suffer too. We don’t want to see people in misery or
poverty. We don’t want to see anyone without food, clothes, a home or caught up in war. We want to
remember your words: ‘As long as you did it to one of these, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40”
Elizabeth Jones, APRE
Year 6 and 7 Parents
A reminder that if you wish to purchase your child’s laptop at the end of this term, payment MUST be
made by this Friday, 24th October, 2014. Please refer to the note that went home on 13th October for
details, or contact the office. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXTENSIONS.
Robyn Weston, Finance Secretary [email protected]
Sports News
LIVE YOUR LIFE TODAY!!!
Thank you to Bruce McCabe for taking HPE classes in the first two weeks of Term 4.
Gala Day
Year 4 to 7 students will be involved in our final gala day on Thursday, October 30th, next week. A letter
was sent out with details of this day. All returns need to be sent to the class teacher by Friday to allow
for organisation for the day. We will be looking for parents to assist with managing and refereeing
games. The sports are European handball and T20 cricket. Both games have very simple modified rules
that are easy to umpire. These games have been taught throughout the HPE class time. Students will
make a choice of sport and we will endeavour to place each student in their preferred sport but we
cannot guarantee everyone will be able to play in their first choice.
Year levels will be combined so that Year 4 and 5 students will mix in a team and the senior years will
form the senior tournament. European handball will be played at Wembley Park and cricket will be
played at Kianawha Park, Tingalpa. Further details have been sent in the letter this week. Please return
this letter by Friday of this week.
Touch Football
Our All School touch team has been training for the last two Sundays and will continue next Sunday and
Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Queensland All Schools competition to be held on the
weekend of November 1 and 2 at Redlands Touch fields. The players are starting to gel as a team and
showing improvements in their skills and game play strategies. We are looking forward to the final
sessions where we hope to hone our skills for the tournament. It would be great to have some support
on the weekend of the carnival. Game times will be hopefully put in next week’s newsletter.
Our representative team is Naomi Perrier, Millie Price, Issie Price, Hannah Albury, Bella Forster, Kathleen
Cain, Hugh Drummond, Lawrence Leotta, Noah Low, Lachie Cox, Sam Cox and Jay Schlecht.
Congratulations to all these players and we look forward to supporting you in your tournament.
Motor Program continues each Friday with Year 1 classes from 8.40-9.40 and Year 2 classes from
9.40-10.40. We are always looking for more parent helpers especially in this term as many volunteers
seem to get very busy at this time of the year.
Janet McAfee, HPE Teacher
Tuckshop Rosters
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Tuckshop Roster for Thursday, 23 October Allison Gamer, Deanna Trembath, Judy Stankunas,
Lesley Stevens.
Home Bake Roster for Thursday, 23rd October Anita Lazzarin, Annie Coogans-Sorby, Antoinette
Scoglio, Melissa Zulpo, Siobhan Carroll, Teresa Henry, Vicki Rossi.
Tuckshop Roster for Monday, 27th October Angela McKee, Angela McPherson, Jody Fazldeen,
Keryn Prove, Madonna Jardine, Tess Lardner.
Home Bake Roster for Monday, 27th October Amanda Robinson-Ilka, Andrea Keogh, Belinda
Jahnke, Keryn Prove, Mary-Jane Courage, Natalie Basili, Susanna Greaves.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all those who have celebrated recently especially Isabelle Bailey, Toby Lo
Giudice, Sofia Jimenez, Lawson Phillips, Ruben Webb, Poppy Genders, Arabella
Hawes, Dashiell Young, Brodie Leahy, Millianna O’Loan, Catherine Barlow. Hope your
day was great.
Music News
Lately the Year 4’s and 6/7 classes have been experimenting with composing - creating a variation of a
known song to learn to play in groups. I’ve been impressed with some of the Year 4’s who have made
up new words to the melody as well. This will be their final assessment piece so if you have time, it
would be great to support them by listening to their composition at home on either the recorder, piano
or instrument of their choice. They will also need to notate it on the staff to have practice writing music.
Some groups are ready to perform this week and the written copy will be due by next week. Thanks for
your encouragement of their music education!
Fiona Allen-Ankins
Scholastic Book Club
Catalogues were sent home with children last week with some great Christmas gift ideas. Book club
orders are due back at school on Thursday 23rd October at 3pm. Karen Wood, Book Club Co-ordinator
Craft for Causes Stall - 22nd and 23rd November
Craft for Causes will this year again be supporting our local St Vincent De Paul with its annual Stall
before and after services on the 22nd and 23rd November.
Stock up on Christmas presents now - choose from lovely handmade preserves, craft, Christmas
decorations, baked goods and more! Save your pennies and mark the date in your calendar!
If you would like to donate any items for sale, please contact Angela on 0404097095.
Good Samaritan Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Date :
Tuesday, 4th November
Venue:
Saints Peter and Paul’s Parish Hall
Time:
10am Morning Tea
Cost:
$50 per person – tickets available from Lourdes Hill College or
Bulimba Parish Office.
Please make cheques payable to Sisters of the Good Samaritan
Foundation.
Sweeps $2 and $5, fancy goods stall, lucky door prizes, raffle draw and wide
screen viewing of the Melbourne Cup.
For more information please contact Sr Mary Randle on 3399 2158 or 0408 653 033 email
[email protected]
Thank you for your support.
Next week, we will be launching Kids Matter at Saint Thomas'. As part of the initiative, we
will be offering supervised before school skipping on the hard court from 8 am each
morning between the 27th and 31st of October. We will have a number of ropes
available and children attending are also encouraged to bring their own rope if they
have one. The week will culminate with a breakfast on Friday from 7:45am. Parents
are warmly invited to assist us each morning by turning ropes where needed. We look
forward to seeing you then.
You are invited
What: Kids Matter ‘Every Face Has a Place’ Community Breakfast
When: Friday 31st October starting at 7:45am.
Where: St Thomas’ in the undercover area near the tuckshop.
Please come and join us for some breakfast and a chat as we officially launch Kids Matter
at St Thomas’. We will be unveiling our ‘Every Face Has a Place’ artwork and also have a
guest speaker from the Mater hospital who will be speaking to parents about mental
health concerns in children.
All of this will take place in the undercover area:
7:45- Breakfast
8:20- Unveiling of art work
8:25- Guest speaker
8:45- Finish
Breakfast muffins, fruit and refreshments will be provided. Roy and his coffee van will also be onsite for
those Mums and Dads who would like to purchase a coffee.
Wear something red and bring a gold coin donation to support the Daniel Morecombe foundation as this
event coincides with ‘Day for Daniel’.
If there are any parents who are available to offer their services to help us cook the BBQ, could you
please contact Charlotte on [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you all there!
RSVP: For catering purposes could you please contact the school office on 3398 6633 to
RSVP before Friday 24th October
Do you have questions about childhood asthma and allergy?
Ask the experts from the Asthma Foundation on Wednesday, 12th November 6pm – 7:30pm at Kevin
Aspinall Centre, St Bernard’s Primary School, 1823 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt. Free registration
includes sample bag and light refreshments. For more information contact asthmaaustralia.org.au or
1800 278 462.
Our parish will conduct the annual World Mission Month appeal next weekend
(October 25/26)
The proliferation of appeals being conducted in parishes has created some confusion. The
recent Archdiocesan Catholic Campaign raised money to support the ‘internal’ ministries
of the Archdiocese. The forthcoming World Mission Month appeal asks you to be
generous to support the global missionary work of the Church, in more than 160
countries, including Jamaica (the focus for this year’s appeal). Why do I mention this in
such detail? Because if we look at the Gospel for today, Jesus is making it clear that our
faith is never about an ‘either/or’. We ‘render unto Caesar’ what we are obliged to
contribute, by way of taxes etc; and we give to God, through stewardship, philanthropy
and acts of service. It’s not one or the other! Same with fundraising – this appeal will
make a difference in the lives of missionaries, like Sr Teresia, and those they work with
and support while previous appeals (Catholic Campaign, Caritas, Rosies etc) have their
respective, but different beneficiaries. Thanks for responding so generously when we
conduct our appeal in your parish.
David McGovern, Director
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Please support the wonderful sponsors that support our school!
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