St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ascot Vale

St Mary’s Catholic Primary
School, Ascot Vale
Newsletter
74 Roseberry Street
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
------ST MARY’S
P: 03 9370 1194
CELEBRATES ONE HUNDRED AND ONE
F: 03 9370 1068
YEARS
E: [email protected]
14th November 2014
W: www.smascotvale.catholic.edu.au
Parish Priest: Fr Justin Ford
123 St Leonards Road
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
P: 03 9370 6688
F: 03 9370 9112
E: [email protected]
Upcoming Event
SATURDAY, 22ND NOV.
Parent and Friends Art
Auction in the School Hall
(7.30 p.m.)
ST MARY’S REMEMBERS. REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014
To All in our school Community,
Remembrance Day 2014 had special significance.
On the day, when the Australian Special Forces moved into Iraq, we gathered as a community,
to remember all those who have died or suffered in wars and conflicts. With many children
wearing the traditional vivid red poppies and the sound of the poignant words, “Lest we
forget” and “We will remember them” the occasion was a symbolic reminder to us of human
courage, human achievements, and human pain and loss. Few of us have been left untouched
by war, whether it be a father, a son, a mother, a daughter, a brother, a sister or a friend.
Sometimes the stories of war become folklore and part of a family’s story, and though often
the effects of war are” hidden,” the repercussions live through generations. Certainly at this
reflective ceremony each year, I think of my Grandfather in World War I, my own father who
returned from World War II grieving for a life now lost and nursing much anger, much
aggression and much intolerance. And always in my thoughts are the teenage friends of mine
that today continue to suffer from their experiences in Vietnam in the early seventies.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
With Remembrance Day being part of our Australia’s legacy, we have recently seen our
Community heritage being expressed in the Family Tree Posters that presently decorate the
walls of the School Corridors. Presented during the St Mary’s Multi Cultural Day of last
Thursday, they are very much a visual reminder of how diverse our society is. All families are
invited to make the most of this opportunity and tour the corridors to view and read the very
interesting history of the St Mary’s families. Their journeys to Australia express a realm of
shared emotions and support the value of family.
Last Week the staff’s involvement in writing End of Semester Two reports and discussions
regarding classes for 2015 are activities reminding us that the conclusion of 2014 is fast
approaching. Equally symbolic is the commencement of the 2015 Orientation Programme.
Last night our Foundation families for 2015 gathered in the hall. This informal gathering was
an opportunity for the new families to mingle with the families who already have children at St
Mary’s and through conversation become aware of the routines of school life at St Mary’s.
Over a glass of champagne, a soft drink or a beer, everyone enjoyed a relaxed hour, with this
event introducing the Foundation Class Teachers for 2015, and the school leadership team.
The parents were welcome to wander the school corridors and visualise what the Foundation
Classrooms might look like next year after the refurbishment concludes at the end of this year
(We hope!) Today fifty 2015 Foundation children joined us at school. Some children were
excited (as were their parents), some were confident while some children were at first
apprehensive. However, after a few nervous moments it was as if they had never not been at
school. My best wishes for an enjoyable weekend
Graham
SUNDAY, 23RD NOV.
Parish Picnic in the St
Mary’s School Yard
MONDAY, 24th NOV.
Interhouse Athletics
Carnival
WEDNESDAY 26th
NOV.
THURSDAY, 27th NOV.
Instrumental Music
Recitals
SWIMMING
PROGRAMME WEEK
EIGHT AND NINE
SATURDAY, 29th NOV.
VICTORIAN STATE
ELECTIONS
THURSDAY, 4th DEC.
Fathers’ Association Golf
Evening
FRIDAY, 5th DEC.
ST MARY’S FEAST DAY
FOUNDATION 2015
ORIENTATION
SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH
IN THE SCHOOL HALL
PARENTS AND FRIENDS
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE
SCHOOL YARD
SUNDAY, 7th DEC.
WELCOME MASS FOR
FOUNDATION CHILDREN
2015, FOLLOWED BY
MORNING TEA
SMFASS Golf Evening
When;
Thursday 4th December
Where;
Royal & Ancient Riverside Golf Course (Ascot Vale)
Tee-off times;
4:00, 4:08, 4:16, 4:24, 4:32, 4:40, 4:48, 4:56, 5:04, and 5:12.
(More tee-off times will be added if required based on numbers)
Golf Format - Ambrose (please try to organise a group of four players)
Costs;
•
•
9 holes of golf;
Pizza and SMFASS donation;
$15.20 (SMFASS will pay the .20c so just $15)
$20.00
The logistics are;
•
•
Pay for your golf individually at the clubhouse before teeing off. Please arrive early!
Pay one of the SMFASS Committee the $20 at the restaurant as soon as your 9 holes are
finished.
If you are not playing golf but just attending the after function, please RSVP for
catering purposes.
Please RSVP to David McAllister, include your team members
and your preferred tee-off time
[email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at Royal Riverside.
Regards,
David McAllister
SMFASS Chief Entertainment Officer
[email protected]
0413 443 226
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ST MARY’S CATHOLIC
PRIMARY SCHOOL
Sat u r d ay , 22 n d No vem b er
7 p .m .-Lat e, St . Mar y’s Sch o o l Hall
$30.00 p er t icket
finger food provided, soft drink, tea & coffee, BYO
alcohol
Come along and appreciate the fine work that the
children’s of St Mary’s have been involved in. This
evening is one of our major fundraiser events for the
year. A piece of art from each class will be auctioned
individually. There is also the opportunity to purchase
handmade goods via silent auction. Who knows, you
may even be taking home a piece at the end of the night.
Name:
……………………………………………………………..
Eldest Child ………………………………
Class …………
No of tickets ……………………….
Price …………
($30.00 per ticket)
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MOVIE NIGHT AND
THANK YOU BBQ
Provided free to families of St
Mary’s
Friday December 5th
Movie at
dusk
Rated PG
Running
time 92 mins
BYO Beanbags, blankets, chairs,
Snacks & drinks
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EDUCATION IN FAITH SPHERE
Congratulations
again to all the
students who
made the
Sacrament of
Reconciliation
recently. Here
they are
receiving their
certificates at
Our School
Mass last week.
As we head into one of the busiest seasons of the year I thought it may be helpful to remember the
importance of finding some quiet times in our lives. Research has shown that even stopping for one minute
to meditate or pray can change your day for the better.
CREATIVE WAYS TO HAVE A QUIET TIME
Listen to music. Great music can really help you focus on God and His work in your life.
Journal. Journaling what you learn as you read Scripture can make all the difference. Just taking the time to
write a few lines can add so much more meaning and impact.
Write your prayers. Writing down a prayer can be incredibly powerful as it can help you really focus on what
you’re trying to say and eliminate distractions.
Memorize Scripture. Choose a verse or a passage and determine to read it at least a couple times a day.
The best thing to do is to find a time that is normally wasted and to use that time to memorize Scripture. For
example, I memorize Scripture while I blow dry my hair.
Listen to Scripture. The Bible is now easily available on audio. Obviously the best way to focus is to simply
sit and listen. But you can also try adding extra Scripture to your day by listening to the Word while
completing other tasks.
Listen to sermons. So many priests and churches put their messages online, so sermons are very easy to
find.
Read a devotional book. A great devotional book can really make a difference in your spiritual life.
Sing. How many times do the Psalms tell us to praise the Lord with song? Have you actually tried it in your
personal devotions? You definitely should. And if you want to take it one step further, stand up and add a
dance as you sing to the Lord.
Go for a walk. I love praying as I walk. It helps me stay awake and provides time for both praying and
listening.
Do a topical study. Is there an area in which you’ve been struggling or a topic you want to know more
about? Look up a list of verses about this topic and start studying them. Write down what you find.
Draw. I’m really not an artist, so I haven’t tried this one. But if you like to draw – or even doodle – try drawing
for the Lord and praying as you do so.
Caith Malone REL
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LEADERSHIP SPHERE
VICTORIAN STATE ELECTIONS
In news from Stephen Elder, Executive Director of the Catholic Education
Office, Melbourne (CEOM): - I am pleased to report that both the Coalition
and Labor have committed to legislating the 25 per cent linkage funding
arrangement for Catholic schools. This is a historic moment for Catholic
education and means that our annual funding is now tied, through
legislation, to 25 per cent of the cost of education in Victorian
government schools. Critically, it means that we will no longer have to
go back to the government every four years with our begging bowl.
In recognition of the ongoing growth in demand for Catholic education,
both the Coalition and Labor have agreed to provide capital funding to
Catholic schools for the first time from the state government. We will be
able to access a share of $120 million over the next four years. This
money will be used to particularly support building new schools in
Melbourne’s growth corridors and in regional Victoria.
These commitments mean that regardless of which party forms
government later this year, Catholic schools will have financial certainty
going into the future.
Unlike the Coalition and Labor, the Greens have not offered any specific
response to the policy expectations we have outlined.
Given that the Greens could have the balance of power after the
election, it is important that we understand their policy position. We will
be writing to you on this specifically over the next five weeks.
Languages Professional Development Day Review
On Monday 10th November, 2014 I attended a workshop “Beyond
Yelling.” The facilitator Greg Mitchell is a behaviour management
consultant who works with teachers and administrators in schools and
classrooms. Greg also regularly teaches in primary and secondary
classrooms all over Australia.
The workshop explored how to change the patterns of poor behaviour
and use teaching strategies that minimise negative group influence.
Greg also presented online resources for teaching social skills and
discussed practical strategies that can be used in the classroom.
Rina Zampogna (Languages Co-ordinator)
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STUDENT WELLBEING SPHERE
During Week Five of the CASEA Programme, the focus of the group was on social problem
solving using THINK and DO. The group continued to develop their understanding of the
STOP, THINK, DO traffic light strategy as a method for solving social problems. There was
a particular focus on helping children to come up with multiple solutions and evaluate the
consequence of their actions. There was discussion around the importance of children
understanding their own and other people’s feelings when deciding the best solution.
All children in Foundation to Three participated in classroom activities that focused on
understanding the consequences of behaviour, generating possible solutions to a problem,
and finally choosing how to act.
Next week: Being Assertive
Good Parenting Starts with the Parents
As a parent, it can be difficult enough to balance your children’s needs with the needs of your partner and
your family, let alone your own needs. Putting your family first does not mean ignoring your own needs, as
children tend to be happier and there are less family hassles when parents balance their time to look after
themselves as well. Some of the following ideas may be useful in managing some of the demands and
stress of parenting.
How to Look After Yourself
1. Communicate – Often parents feel that their feelings are not understood, resulting in further feelings of
frustration. Unless you express your needs and listen to the needs of your family, they may not be fulfilled.
2. Take time out for yourself – Take some time out each day, even if only 20-30 minutes to do
the things you enjoy. Even small things can make a difference, such as having a sleep-in, reading
the paper, going for a walk, or meeting a friend. Make time for them.
3. Keep healthy – Get enough rest and sleep and maintain a good balanced diet. Preparing
healthy meals in advance while your children are at school can be helpful. Try to get regular
exercise, whether it be walking or playing sport (some clubs have crèche facilities available).
4. Draw on your friend and family supports – Friends and family supports are important when it comes to practical
needs. For childcare, you might take turns with a friend. Today you watch her child for an hour or two while she
has a break. Tomorrow she watches your child while you take a break. However, everyone also needs someone
they can share feelings and problems with. Share these thoughts with someone you can trust.
5. Get organised – Develop and maintain family routines, such as morning routines, mealtime routines and
bedtime routines. If family members know what they are supposed to do on a regular basis in these
situations, there
is less likely to be hassles during these times.
6. Plan ahead – Work out the possible stressful situations in your day and think about what you can
do about them. If they are the same situations each day, sit down with your partner or another
support person and problem-solve some alternative ways to deal with the stressful situation.
7. Try to relax – Find ways to help yourself relax, especially when stressful situations occur.
For example, take deep breaths, count to ten, visualise a beautiful, quiet place where you feel calm, or tense and
relax your muscles. When you have control over your emotions, you are more likely to make better decisions about
your response to the situation.
8. Learn to say “no” – Learn to be assertive and only take on the responsibilities that you know
you can handle and have time for.
9. Be realistic – There is no such thing as a perfect parent – it is about doing
your best and being good enough. Keep things in perspective and have a sense of humour.
Identify your strengths as a parent and concentrate on the things you like about being a parent.
10. Ask for help – Ask for support or assistance when you need it. Everyone gets discouraged from time to time,
but asking for help is not a sign of failure. Often others feel the same.
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Rookies Session
On Wednesday the 12th of November we had our last
Rookies session with Lan and Louise. We participated
in various activities such as introducing ourselves and
saying the Secondary School we are going to and how
we feel about it. Lots of people said they were feeling
excited and nervous, but some people felt emotional
leaving their primary school friends behind. We also
played a game where we held our arms up and we had
to keep completely still and silent while Lan and Louise come around and tried to distract us by
doing funny things that would make us move. We then found a spot in the room where we would
have room to lay down. They turned off the lights and we closed our eyes so they could put an
image in our minds. Lan read us a story about reading our yearbook at the end of the year and
thinking about all the fun memories we have shared with our classmates over the past seven
years. It was a very relaxing activity. We then sat down in front of the whiteboard and talked
about what choices we have to make in our everyday lives. We made a list of what we think we
have to make such as being responsible, homework, organisation, being yourself, studying, going
to parties and being safe, social media: who you talk to and what you share on those sites and
drugs. We also made a chart on peer pressure and we called it: TO GIVE INTO PEER PRESSURE, we
thought of it as a scale. By Ali and Isabella 6 SG
WOULD
o
o
o
o
FIT IN WITH FRIENDS
PROVE YOURSELF
POPULARITY
TRY SOMETHING NEW
WOULDN’T
o DANGEROUS
o UNHEALTY
o STICKY SITUATIONS
o CHANGE YOUR REPUTATION
o AFFECT YOUR FUTURE
o GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE POLICE
o PARENTS DISAPPOINTED
o “FAKE FRIENDS”
o RUIN FRIENDS
o DISAPPOINTED IN YOURSELF/ REGRETS
o MENTAL HEALTH
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STAFF ON LEAVE FOR TERM THREE AND FOUR
Faye Nardella will be on leave until the conclusion of the 2014 School Year. Faye will be caring for
her unwell husband.
Graham will be absent at University Week 7 (17th – 21st November)
2014 TERM FOUR – WEEK SEVEN TUCKSHOP CLOSED
Monday, 17th November
8.55 a.m.
School Assembly
3.45 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, 19 November
3.45 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Thursday, 20th November
9.00 a.m.
School Mass (3TM)
a.m.
3.00 p.m.
Interschool Sports
Professional Development - Deputy Principals’ Network
School Assembly (6CM)
7.30 p.m.
PARENTS AND FRIENDS ART AUCTION
12 30 p.m.
Parish Picnic in the St Mary’s School Yard.
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Tuesday, 18 November
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Friday 21 November
Saturday, 22nd November
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Sunday, 23 November
2014 TERM FOUR – WEEK EIGHT
TUCKSHOP CLOSED NOVEMBER 10TH – 30TH.
SWIMMING PROGRAMME
Monday, 24th November
8.55 a.m.
School Assembly
Inter-house Athletics Carnival
Tuesday, 25th November
3.45 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, 26 November
3.45 p.m.
7.00 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Out Of School Hours Music Programme Recital Evening
Thursday, 27th November
9.00 a.m.
7.00 p.m.
School Mass (SRC)
Out Of School Hours Music Programme Recital Evening
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Friday, 28th November
a.m.
11.30 a.m.
Saturday, 29th November
Interschool Sports
Foundation 2015 Orientation
VICTORIAN STATE ELECTION POLLING BOOTH IN THE HALL
2014 TERM FOUR – WEEK NINE
SWIMMING PROGRAMME
Monday, 1st December
8.55 a.m.
School Assembly
Tuesday, 2nd December
3 45 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Wednesday, 3 December
3.45 p.m.
Professional Development - Staff Meeting
Thursday, 4th December
9.00 a.m.
.
All Day
a.m.
11 30 a.m.
12 00 p.m.
7.00 p.m.
School Mass (FKC)
10 30 a.m.
Welcome Mass for 2015 Foundation children hosted by
our present Foundation children and Year Six. The
School Choir leads the singing. Morning Tea is to follow
Mass.
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Friday, 5 December
ST MARY’S FEAST DAY
Sunday, 7th December
Professional Development - Principals’ Network
Interschool Sports
Foundation 2015 Orientation.
Parish Luncheon for Senior Citizens
Parents and Friends Movie Night in the School yard
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HIGHLIGHTING THE LEARNING IN 3TM
Isabella’s Information Text
Australia July 2014
Australia is made up of seven parts or states. They are Tasmania,
Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT and Queensland.
Australia is the smallest continent in the world. Victoria’s main city is Melbourne
and it is one of the most popular cities.
Some of Australia’s foods are: Vegemite, lamingtons, meat pies and many more!
Some of Australia’s animals are: Kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus, the
platypus and dingo and many more!
Lahlia’s Explanation Text
How Do You Look After a Budgie?
A budgie is a very smart bird! Who would have guessed? Here is how to look after a
budgie.
First, you need to keep them happy. At the shop, you can get a little play thing like a
bell or a rocking piece of wood to put in the cage. Secondly, keep them safe inside the
cage at night, and take them out of the cage during the day. The reason is so that they
don’t escape or go out and get hurt. Thirdly, go to the shop and get some bird seeds and feed them
twice a day. Budgies also need plenty of fresh water to drink.
Remember to feed them or they’ll help themselves to the seeds!
Eloise’s Information Text
Koalas July 2014
Koalas are marsupials. They are native to Australia.
Koalas like to eat, sleep and climb. Their habitats are tall gum trees. They spend
eight hours sleeping every day. They also eat eucalyptus (gum) leaves and gum nuts.
Koalas have a pouch but they don’t use it for their babies. Instead, they carry their babies on their
backs.
Footy is a good game to play because it keeps you fit and healthy.
When you play football, you will need your team to choose a ruckman, a ruck rover, a
rover and someone to be in the middle, full back, centre back, half back, centre half
back, full forward and more!
After that, you will need someone to be the umpire, a coach and a runner.
You will need a bench for your team and for the other team. You will also need a siren for the end of
every quarter.
The best footy game would be when everybody plays a good game and has fun!
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Suzie’s Colourful Poem
Green
Green tastes like a soft, creamy, melting, minty ice-cream.
Green looks like long, soft, bright grass.
Green sounds like a leaf blowing in the strong, powerful wind.
Green feels like slimy, gooey slime.
Green makes me think of growing and pretty plants and flowers.
Matteo’s Cinquain Poems
Marc’s Haiku Poem
Dad
Dad
Funny, playful
Joking, relaxing, working
He loves his computer
Parent
Cheetahs
Cheetahs are ‘fast as’
Cheetahs have sharp claws and teeth
Cheetahs, meat eaters
Grace R’s Colourful Poem
Alex
Alex
Cute, crazy
Running, jumping, playing
Super good at burping
Brother
Pink
Pink tastes like strong, sweet, jelly-beans.
Pink looks like big lolly-pops.
Pink sounds like people smelling beautiful pink roses.
Pink feels like hugging big teddy bears.
Pink makes me think of picking flower
Cinquain Poem, Water-fall, By Achol
Water-fall
Beautiful, big
Flowing, splashing, dripping
Fun to play in
Water
Mia’s Colourful Poem
Orange
Orange tastes like sweet, juicy fruit.
Orange looks like the beautiful, colourful sunset.
Orange sounds like the hot lava erupting from a volcano.
Orange feels like the Autumn leaves falling off a tree.
Orange makes me think of the hot Summer sun.
Scarlett’s Self Evaluation
Term 3 2014
This term, I have enjoyed making friends, reading ‘The Twits’ and doing homework. For homework,
we had to pick an animal and write an information report about it. I picked a cheetah. We could
make a poster, a diorama or a booklet about it. I also enjoyed Health and P.E.
Vion’s Explanation Text
How Do You Play Dodge Ball?
Dodge ball is very active and fun to play. I like dodge ball and think that you should try it. Here are
the instructions:
You need two teams – one on one side and one on the other side. You also need to put six balls in
the middle of the field.
When you have a ball, you can throw it at the other team. If you hit someone, he or she is ‘out’.
When you get hit by a ball, the same thing happens. You can also defend the ball by blocking it.
If you drop the ball, that is ‘out’ too. (That’s called ‘a fumble’.) If you catch the ball, the person who
threw the ball is ‘out’ and one person from your team (who was ‘out’) is ‘in’ again.
That’s how you play dodge ball. I hope that you have fun!
Julian’s Cinquain Poem
Tigger
Cute, big
Running, meowing, staring
Loves fish and family
Pet
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Maximilian’s Information Text
Lizards
Lizards belong to the reptile family. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals. This means that they can’t
control their body heat so they have to lie in the sun to get warm. Other reptiles include snakes and
crocodiles.
Lizards live everywhere in the world except in the North Pole (the Arctic) and the South Pole (the
Antarctic). Australia is known to be the ‘land of the lizards’ because it has the most reptiles.
Lizards come in all different colours and sizes. Some have the ability to camouflage themselves or
glide. Some lizards can even drop body parts and regrow them!
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LEARNING AND TEACHING SPHERE
YEAR 2 SCIENCE WORKS EXCURSION
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On the 12 of November 2MB went to the Blast Off
Show in the Energy Lab at Science works. A lady
taught us about different parts of rockets and space
shuttles. In this picture 2MB are listening to the
lady.
By Thomas and Harry
Today we went to Scienceworks. At Scienceworks
we went into the General Viewing Area. When we
went there we saw a motorcycle with fuel. Lots of
kids went on it. Then Audrey, Grace. T and Shija
went on it. By Brigid and Aaron
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On the 12 of November we went on an excursion
to Science works. At Science works we went to
Nitty Gritty Super City, there were lots of fun
activities to play with.
By Oliver and Shija
We went to Scienceworks for our inquiry unit. We
saw a car from the future it was blue and shiny
there was a board next to it saying, “Would you go
in it without a human driver?” There were magnets
on them there was YES and NO. It had 1 seat and
two wheels WOW. It had glass around it because
it’s precious like gold. It was fairly small but looked
amazing. I felt like l wanted to go in it, break the
glass, go to the future, see it and then come back
and… rrrrrrrrrrrrun. I felt so amazed that I
wondered how they made the future car. It was
very fun looking at the future car.
From Maria and Jasmine
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Today we went to Scienceworks on the 12
November 2014. After we had a little look and play
round we went to the Planetarium and watched Tycho
to the Moon. It was really funny. By Audrey and
Christian.
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SPECIALIST AWARDS
CLASS
FCC
FKC
1JD
1VM
2MB
2RL
3TM
3HW
4JK
4JM
5AA
5NT
HEALTH & P.E
No Award – Melbourne
Cup
No Award – Melbourne
Cup
Benjamin N
Angela L
No Award – Multicultural
Day
No Award – Multicultural
Day
No Award – Multicultural
Day
No Award – Multicultural
Day
Milla M
ITALIAN
Performing Arts
Sam B
Ava D
Aiden D
Thomas F
Library
Hannah B
Alexander P
Liam D
Ned K
Heidi M
Cormac L
Grace K
No Award- Excursion
Lucy S
No Award- Excursion
No Award- Excursion
No Award- Excursion
Sienna M
Ryan T
Ella K
Monique B
No Award- Excursion
No Award- Excursion
Zach C
Max M
Antonio P
Natasha Z
Nam N
Harper H
Jamie N
Liam F
Amy T
Holland S
No Award – Multicultural
Day
No Award – Multicultural
Day
Madeleine P
Thomas V
Thomas J
Kieran Mc
George F
Mairead L
Mairead L
Liberty F
6CM
6SG
Jessica R
Lorena M
Sam D
Hannah B
Daniel M
INTER-SCHOOL SUMMER SPORT RESULTS
Round 4 – St. Mary’s vs. Moonee Ponds West Blue
Handball:
(BOYS) – St. Mary’s defeated MPW Blue 18-10 (GIRLS) – St. Mary’s defeated MPW Blue
19-1
Bat Tennis: St. Mary’s defeated MPW Blue 30 games to 10
Soccer:
(BOYS) –St. Mary’s defeated MPW Blue 3-2 (GIRLS) – MPW Blue defeated St. Mary’s 3-2
ROUND 5: North Melbourne Kangas vs, St, Mary’s (AWAY) – Friday 21st November
ACCOUNTS
Thank you to all those families who responded to school accounts being sent home last week. We
especially thank the families who have settled their accounts, and to those who remain on track with their
regular deductions.
There are still some families however, who still have large amounts outstanding. As the end of the year is
fast approaching prompt payment would be very much appreciated.
If you are experiencing difficulty please make an appointment to see Graham.
Thank you for your co-operation.
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COMMUNITY
BOOK CLUB
October Book Club order forms have been sent home this week. Could ALL orders
be sent back to the school NO LATER than MONDAY 17th NOVEMBER
Please make sure that envelopes are CLEARLY labelled with your child's name and class and that the
correct money is enclosed.
Thank you.
CANTEEN NEWS
To Staff, Students and parents,
Just a reminder that the Canteen is closed from Monday 17th November (This Monday coming) until
30th November. It will re-open on Monday 1st December.
ALSO REMEMBER THAT ON FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER THE CANTEEN WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR
RECESS. NO LUNCH ORDERS AS IT IS THE SENIOR CITIZENS’ LUNCH. Thanks again for your
understanding. Tracey and Maryanne.
WEEKLY CAKE RAFFLE
TERM 4, 2014
A note is sent home to all members of the “class responsible” a week PRIOR to the
rostered date!
DATE
CLASS RESPONSIBLE
Friday November 21st
NO RAFFLE
Friday November 28th
3HW
Friday December 5th
3TM
CALLING ALL PARENTS - TAKE PART IN A FOCUS GROUP!
Moonee Valley City Council wants to know:
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Are we getting it right when it comes to communicating with our community?
In what ways would you like to receive information into the future?
We are looking for participants to take part in a focus group session about Council’s communications.
The 2 hour session includes catering and all participants score a free Village movie pass!
The Adults 24-54 Years session will take place on 24 November, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Express your interest by Wednesday, 22 November. Visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/focusgroups or call our
Communications team on 9243 8888.
Thanks so much
Lisa Bagnati
Project Officer/Transport
Technical Services
City Works & Development
[email protected] l W: mvcc.vic.gov.au
P: 03 9243 8762 l F: 03 039377 2118
COMMUNITY ADVERTISEMENTS
AQUATIC SKILLS AT ASCOT VALE POOL
Would you like to learn some aquatic skills while also having fun? What is an egg beater, sculling, body
boost? Aquatic skills has been developed for boys and girls 7 years and older to learn new water skills,
including elements involved in synchronised swimming, while also improving their fitness. There is no lap
swimming involved. Under guidance of 2008 and 2012 Olympic coach (Anna).
Where: Ascot Vale Leisure Centre Epsom Rd Ascot Vale
When: Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 week
Contact: 0400 179 773 (Amanda)
http://www.vssi.org.au/goldenfish/gfhome.html
http://www.vssi.org.au
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WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON BUS SERVICES IN MOONEE
VALLEY?
What’s your view on bus services in Moonee Valley?
Take part in a community survey about bus services in Moonee
Valley so that Council can understand what you like about the
service and what you want to change.
Whilst Council doesn’t manage the bus network, we do have
the opportunity to advocate to the bus companies and the State
Government to ask them to provide a service that meets the
needs of our community.
As young people are one of the key user-groups of buses, we
are keen to ensure that the opinions of school-goers and
parents are captured as part of this survey.
We’ll present the survey results to Public Transport Victoria so
that they are fully aware of the views and needs of Moonee
Valley’s community.
Visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/bussurvey to complete the survey by
Friday, 28 November.
Lisa Bagnati
Project Officer/Transport
Technical Services
City Works & Development
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FUNDRAISER
FOR FRIEND WITH CANCER
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19TH NOVEMBER, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
VILLAGE CINEMAS - AIRPORT WEST
RATED PG
Thought provoking, it will make you think
about the choices you make and provide food
for thought.
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by email to:[email protected]
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NO TICKET SALES ON THE
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Trailer link
utube link to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMjo5f9eiX8
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