Current Newsletter - Good Counsel Primary

18/11/14
Term 4 Week 7
secretary.innisfail
@cns.catholic.edu.au
www.gcps.qld.edu.au
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, LEA
SEEK ERVE
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Principal’s Column
ultimately crown the champion Year 6/7
Dear Parents,
It is hard to believe that we have only and Year 4/5 winners. On Friday at lunch
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three weeks of the term remaining. time these champions will play for the
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Students
are
busily
completing coveted Gold World Cup. This year has
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assessment tasks and testing, while been one of the closest competitions with
OFFICE HOURS
teachers are focussed on teaching, many Nil All Draws occurring—
8.00AM—3.20PM
outstanding attack and defence has been
marking and writing reports.
on show. Thanks to Mr Brunetto for
POINTS OF
With the change to warmer weather, organising and officiating at each game.
please ensure you are providing a
INTEREST
healthy breakfast followed up by a This week we kick off our annual
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APRE - LIFE OF THE
nutritious lunch. We will be encouraging Handball Competition which this year has
SCHOOL pp. 2,3
extended to Year 3 teams.
students to drink plenty of water over the been
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TUCKSHOP
HELPERS NEEDED
next few weeks as the temperature rises. Students partner up and play against
their class mates to determine the top two
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UPCOMING EVENTS
It was a hive of activity today as our long teams from each year level. Games will
(PG 4)
awaited chess pieces arrived from be played before school and during lunch
Sydney. Many thanks must go to Mr breaks over the next three weeks. The
Ferguson (father of Lachlyn and Elliott), top two teams then play on finals day
DIARY DATES
TERM 4
for organising his contacts to pick up and (TBA) then the School Champion Team
(9 WEEKS)
deliver the pieces.
Thanks also to will play off.
TUES 7TH OCTBlenners Transport for their assistance.
FRI 5 DEC MIDDAY
The giant set of chess and checkers can Talent Show nomination forms were
be played on the black and blue board released yesterday. Students can enter
that was marked out during the last to showcase the abundant talent we have
WED 19 NOV
holidays.
Just for interest, chess is at Good Counsel Primary School.
NO CHOIR
singing,
instrumental
thought to have been played for over Dancing,
1500 years, originating in India before performances, hula hooping and skipping
THU 20 NOV
will all be on show for our Talent Show
spreading to Persia then Europe.
YR 5 LEADERSHIP DAY
2014. We have timetabled this event for
THEATRETTE
Friday 28 November in the blue covered
area at 1.30pm. Please come along and
WED 26 NOV
observe the talent we will have on
YR 6 & 7
display.
BILLY SLATER LEAGUE
TAG - CALLENDAR
Many thanks to the hundreds of families
PARK
who have returned the School Renewal
Survey to the Office. Please complete
FRI 28 NOV
and return these by the end of next week
TALENT SHOW
to go into the running to win the Iconia
TUES 2 DEC
One 7 Acer Tablet.
YR 6 & 7
I’ve got the moves!
GRADUATION MASS
MISSION BEACH / TULLY
6.00PM
It was wonderful to have so many parents Calypso Coaches will run a special bus
attend the Prep, Year 1, Year 2 and Year service for the final week of school for
THU 4 DEC
2/3 liturgies over the past two days. those students who usually travel on the
CHRISTMAS CONCERT Thanks to Father Kerry and the teachers Mission
Beach/Tully
run.
Calypso
for organising these special occasions.
Coaches
will
notify
you
of
pick
up
times
FRI 5 DEC
WHOLE SCHOOL MASS The Good Counsel Primary School World via letter. Pick up points will be the Hub,
Cassowary, Tully and the El Arish
9.00AM
Cup Soccer is coming to a close with the Service Station. The school will absorb
MOTHER OF GOOD
finals beginning held tomorrow. Each the cost of this service.
COUNSEL CHURCH
lunch time there has been a frenzy of
colour as each team played off to Regards, Liam
LIFE OF THE SCHOOL
WHAT’S ON THE CALENDAR?
This was a first for the Chillagoe travellers—giving thanks and reflecting on the NOVEMBER…2014
Yr 5’s Chillagoe Prayer Assembly...
experience of caves, smelters, museums and camping to a whole school audi- Thu 20 Yr 6 Leadership Day
ence. Thank you 5H and 5K students for your interesting North, South, East, Fri 21 Mini Vinnies Prayer Assembly
Sat 22 St Vincent de Paul Choir singing at
West formation prayers. Congratulations Miss Keough for their preparation.
6:30pm Mass—Mini Vinnies invited
We turn to the WEST, the direction of sundown.
Wed 26 Billy Slater League Tag
We wonder at the magnificent colour and splendour of the painted sky.
Callendar Park
We open our arms and raise them in praise of our Creator God.
Fri 28 Preps & Yr 1 Prayer Assembly
Fri 28 GCPS Talent Show
Good Counsel Primary Year 6 & Year 7
MINI VINNIES are invited to attend Saturday
evening’s 6:30pm mass ( 22 November) at Mother
of Good Counsel Church in support of the St
Vincent de Paul Society members and to praise
and give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received and
the good we have been able to achieve as members of this worthy
cause.
Thank you to all the Mini Vinnies who have been regular
supporters each month, of this particular Eucharistic celebration
with their presence, prayers and their singing voices. Thank you
staff and parents for supporting the students in their endeavours.
St Elizabeth of Hungary...
St Elizabeth was a young mother who also cared for the need in Hungary.
We pray for young mothers. Hear our prayers, O God, for mothers care for
their children and work for a better world. Give them strength. Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Lower School Liturgies…
Thank you Fr Kerry, parents, grandparents and extended family for supporting
the children in their combined class liturgies at Mother of Good Counsel
Church, yesterday and today.
Thank you teachers for the singing preparation.
Yours in Catholic Education— Maria Caltabiano—Mrs C.
Assistant Principal Religious Education & Administration
DECEMBER…2014
Mon
Tue
Thu
Fri
1
2
4
5
Leadership Assembly
Yr 6 & 7 Graduation Mass 6:00pm
Christmas Concert
GCPS End of Year Mass 9:00a.m.
Term 4 ends
School Holidays
JANUARY...2015
Mon 26 Australia Day
Tue 27 Term 1 commences
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Term 4 Week 6 Recipients
7H
7B
6GH
56H
56H
4P
4P
3/4F
3/4F
3Y
3Y
2/3WC
2/3WC
2AL
2AL
2AL
1S
1S
1S
1G
1G
1G
1G
PFD
PFD
PFD
Noah Wiber
Shane Zahra
Same Tschui
Chloe Edgerton
Peter Yang
Issac Stagg
Elizabeth Mansfield
Aidan Herbert
Tess Wilson
Braeden Johnson
Coen Mercer
Mitchell Barker
Mekhi Daley
Delayne Balderson
William Benn
Juliet Santitto
Ayden Edgerton
Gavin Shannon
Crystal Northage
Daisy Conroy
Stevie-Rose Wallis
Joquin Bown
Matthew Mellick
Ryan Maccarone
Grace Wone
Violet Davis
Persistence
Persistence
Emotional Resilience
Getting Along
Getting Along
Persistence
All Keys
All Keys
All Keys
Organisation
Emotional Resilience
Organisation
Persistence
Emotional Resilience
Organisation
All Keys
Persistence
Persistence
Confidence
Getting Along
Getting Along
Getting Along
Getting Along
Persistence
Persistence
Persistence
Week 6…
Colour House Winner—MacKillop
Overall Winner—Clancy
Sacrament of Baptism Primary
School Age or older…
If your child is not baptised and is asking questions
about God and the Catholic faith, then perhaps having
your child/ children baptised is something you would
like to discuss as a family, with our Parish Priest
Father Kerry. From Year 4, the Parish offers a
Sacramental
Program
where
children
commence instructions to prepare them to receive the
Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and
Eucharist.
So if your primary school age child/children would like
to be baptised into the Catholic Faith, a program is
being developed to assist in this process.
Expressions of interest need to be registered with the
Parish Office Ph: 40616633
GCPS TALENT SHOW
FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER
Sing, dance, play a musical instrument
Nominations coming in already.
Lyrics in with Nomination Form
if it’s a singing item.
Auditions with Mr Kenny in the Theatrette
next week.
tuckshop
LINDA IS LOOKING FOR HELPERS FROM
9AM—11.00AM
PLEASE SIGN IN AT FRONT OFFICE
WED
FRI
12NOV CONNIE BARNES
14NOV TINA ZAHRA
JODY ABBERDAN
17NOV EMMA BRAUN
MON
If you can help out at any time even for
an hour during the busy time please let
the tuckshop know.
Regular times
for sale of
uniforms are
MONDAY,
WEDNESDAY
and FRIDAY
8.00—8.30am
and
11.00am —
12.30pm
OFFICE PROCEDURES BELL TIMES - 8.35am Start
If you arrive after this time
please go directly to admin
office to be marked on the roll
FOUND
CHILD READING
GLASSES
ASSORTMENT OF WATCHES
TERM FEES
Term 4 fees are now overdue.
As we are now operating with the new
system, your Term Fee invoice was emailed
to you earlier this term.
Reminder statements have
now been mailed and we ask
that you please make prompt
payment.
If you have not received any term 4 fee
notices please urgently make contact
with the office.
For direct deposits please use your
Reference No 973……….. (ask at office or
note on bottom of invoice) to ensure that
monies are paid against correct family.
PAYMENTS OVER THE INTERNET
NEED TO ENSURE USE OF FAMILY
CODE AND EMAIL/FAX
CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT TO OUR
OFFICE ON 40612271.
FOUND
CHILD’S READING
GLASSES
ASSORTMENT OF WATCHES
Congratulations to Jesse Catelan who received a first
place after competing in the recent Innisfail Annual
Open Judo Competition—Well done.
MATH OLYMPIAD CERTIFICATE AWARDS - will
be handed out on assembly
Monday 24 November
CHRISTMAS EVE
VIGIL MASS - 6.30PM
Calling for all parts: Joseph, Mary, shepherds, angels
and animals.
Come and be part of the real meaning of Christmas.
Practice for the Children’s Gospel will be on Friday 12
and 19 December, commencing at 3.30pm in Mother
of Good Counsel Church, Innisfail.
Please contact Maria Clark on 4063 2210 /
0448 716 271 or
Angie Sheerans on 0409 871 636
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