Term 1: March 26, 2015 newsletter St Pius Primary School: Phone 3267 7306 Fax 3267 1217 Email [email protected] Principal Ms Margo Carwardine What an enjoyable event Saturday’s St Pius Race Day was. It was wonderful to spend time with parents and friends from our community, meeting some for the first time. The rain may have stopped the races but didn’t put a dampener on the fun factor. A huge THANK YOU to Adrienne Coats and Tameka Wendt, for their organisation of this gathering. Tomorrow we very much look forward to welcoming Arch Bishop Mark Coleridge to our parish for a few days. With other staff, I will join our Year 6 students in celebrating the mass at Corpus Christi tomorrow morning. Archbishop Mark will visit our school tomorrow afternoon, and it will be a great opportunity for our students to meet the leader of our Catholic Archdiocese. This time last year I was privileged to undertake a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome with a number of other senior leaders within Brisbane Catholic Education. Archbishop Mark was our ‘tour guide’. He is a very learned man, who has a wonderful knowledge of scripture and a very gentle way of sharing this with young and old. I encourage you to join him in celebrating the Palm Sunday mass at our Holy Trinity church, here in Banyo, this Sunday at 7.30am. Journeying Through Lent As a Catholic, Christian community, we continue our journey through lent. In previous newsletter editions during Lent, I have written of our Lenten traditions of Prayer (opening our ears to God) and Almsgiving (opening ourselves to others). This week I encourage families to consider the third of the Lenten traditions – Fasting (opening God’s ear to us). It is inspiring to read Pope Francis’ message on Lenten practices. In part he suggests that, if we are going to fast from anything this Lent, even more than sweets and alcohol, we fast from indifference towards others. In his Lenten message, the Pope writes… Indifference to our neighbour and to God also represents real temptations for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. The Pope talks about the globalization of indifference. He says, whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades. He continues that, We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling the need to help them, as though this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own. Coming Events March Friday 27th Arch Bishop Mark visiting Monday 30th Prep—Palm Sunday at assembly Prep Open Day starting 9.30am in the Prep classrooms April Thursday 2nd Resurrection Prayer 8.45am Hour of Power Caritas Walk 9.15am—10.15am Last day of Term 1- 2.50pm finish Friday 3rd to Sunday 19th School Holidays Friday 3rd Good Friday Sunday 5th Easter Sunday Monday 6th Easter Monday Monday 20th School resumes, Term 2 Term 1: March 26, 2015 Principal Ms Margo Carwardine Student Awards Our giving can flow from our fasting. Can I suggest, as a family, have a go at: PG Oscar Fennell PR Joseph Hawke PY Joseph Hawke 1G All of Yr 1G 1Y Angus Stewart 2G Sam Jenkins 2Y Sam Clatworthy 3G Michael Kennedy 3Y Alison Coutts 4G Holly Simms 4Y Rebecca King 5G Isabella Wilson 6G Charlie Broad PE - Yr 5G Art Music - Yr 1G Library - Kibir Sood Awards are presented at assembly on Monday 30th March All welcome Living simply so that others may simply live; Having simple family meals without television; Fasting from screen time to spend time playing a family game; Fasting from gossip or from making mean comments; Taking the family on a picnic; Going without snacks during Lent; Not buying ‘take-away’ food during Lent. (part Ref [email protected] ) P&F Meeting Thank you to those parents and carers who made time in their busy lives to attend last night’s P&F monthly meeting. This is an important way to connect and build community at St Pius. Of the many things that were shared during the gathering, I was able to advise the community that we have formally commenced our funding application for the next round of building works at St Pius. I had previously advised the P&F that the next stage of facilities planning would be application for an undercover PE and gathering space for whole school, extending from the lower carpark, over the oval (adjacent to the existing Year 1 classrooms). Following discussion with BCE Building Services and our Project Consultants, they are of the belief that we take this application and combine it with what would have been the second phase… putting it all in the one, first application. This means the application may now be summarised as: BE SAFE classrooms over the ground slab nearest the pool has commenced. I have explained to the students that this is like the skeleton of the building. The other half of the site this week has seen the pouring of the ground slab. It’s exciting to watch this space continue to evolve. Informed Professionalism Last week I was fortunate to attend the Brisbane Catholic Education Leadership Forum. Part of the day saw Dr Lyn Sharratt (from the University of Toronto and who works extensively with Prof. Michael Fullan) work with principals and others around the theme of what great leaders do, particularly when it comes to building collective capacity, and looking at assessment, student learning data and instructional improvement. I look forward in working with the St Pius staff as we explore further what good teaching looks like and how it is achieved. Quote for the week… We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.. Fred Rogers (http://www.goodreads.com/author/ quotes/32106.Fred_Rogers ) Prep 2016 Enrolments PROJECT DESCRIPTION Element A = New PE Covered Area Element B = New GLA, tuckshop, PE store, lunch covered area, convert existing tuckshop to student toilets. We are currently accepting applications for Prep 2016. Please, if this involves your family, or you know of friends who have a child who will be eligible to enrol, visit the school website or contact the office as soon as possible. Estimated Total Project Cost (incl. Fees): $ 1,811,370 We have commenced Interviews http://www.stpiusbanyo.qld.edu.au/documents/ enrolment.html I will keep the community informed regarding the progress of this application. Building Work The timber framing work for the three Children born 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 are eligible for Prep in 2016. Term 1: March 26, 2015 Principal Ms Margo Carwardine Lower Playground Use After School It has come to my attention that a number of families are gathering in the lower playground on the play equipment outside school hours, particularly after school. I am respectfully asking families not to do this. There have been a number of accidents in this play space recently, and our staff are working with the children to follow safe play practices, which we are closely supervising. Use of this area outside school hours is exceptionally problematic, so can I encourage families to instead gather in nearby local parks. Examples of such parks, with facilities include: Park name Location Facilities Banyo Memorial Park 300 St Vincents Road Banyo Library and Community Hall, fitness station, playground, skate facility, water (bubbler/tap) Churchill Circuit Park 27 Churchill Circuit Picnic area with electric barbecue (Batchelor Place), playground (Batchelor Place) Nudgee Recreation Reserve 290 Elliott Road BMX facility, skate facility, soccer facility (Brisbane North District Jr) Patonga Street Park 25 Patonga Street Basketball/netball facility, picnic area with electric barbecue, playground, water (bubbler/tap) Patrea Street Park 1004 Nudgee Road Playground (Ref. http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/parks/parks-suburb/banyo-parks ) Warm regards, Margo Carwardine Live, Love, Learn, and in the spirit of St Mary MacKillop’s motto for life, Never see a need without doing something about it. Principal’s Ice Cream Award Presented to Maddie Hanford Year 4 …who came to the assistance of a Prep student in need. Maddie turned what could have been a very awkward situation into one where care and compassion shone through! THANK YOU Maddie. You saw a need and did something very practical and caring about it. St Mary MacKillop’s spirit lives on at St Pius. (Each week in 2015 a member of our St Pius community will be selected to receive the Principal’s Ice Cream Award. The award will acknowledge the recipient’s contribution to the school community that reflects the spirit of Mary MacKillop. Aside from receiving a certificate the recipient will receive a voucher for a medium take home pack of Baskin Robbins ice cream. Thank you to the school family who donated this prize. Term 1: March 26, 2015 APRE Mrs Kim Barrett-Coade Quote: ‘Beware of getting too comfortable! When we are comfortable, it is easy to forget other people’. Pope Francis Cupcakes for Caritas A big THANK YOU to the Year 4 parents, teachers and children for organising a very successful cupcake stall and many helpers this morning to raise money for Caritas. A special thanks to Mrs Lorraine Reiher for all her hard work in making the stall a tremendous triumph. The children raised well over $440 to help the poorest of poor. Thank you again to the St Pius families for supporting this venture. Sacrament of Penance Congratulations to all our students who received the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) for the first time last week. The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In this Sacrament we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. Later in the year we will celebrate and acknowledge the children who are receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Archbishop Mark’s Visit As mentioned, in Ms Carwardine’s newsletter, the Archbishop of Brisbane is visiting our school and parish this Friday through to Sunday. Year 6 and a number of staff will journey to Corpus Christi Nundah on Friday to join with students from St Joseph’s and MacKillop College in celebrating the parish mass at 9am. Archbishop Mark is then visiting our school from 2pm onward. He will visit a few classes and then join the whole school for a blessing and talk. You are more than welcome to join the gathering from 2:30pm tomorrow afternoon in the assembly area. Archbishop Mark will be celebrating the Palm Sunday mass with the Holy Trinity Parish on Sunday morning at 7:30am. Our Parish Holy Week Next week is a very significant week in the Catholic Church liturgical calendar, Holy Week. Holy Week leads up to the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. The Resurrection is the ultimate triumph of love over sin. This year, as a school, we are reflecting on this week in a different manner than in previous years. We will start and end with a prayer reflection. The preps will perform the Palm Sunday story for us on Monday’s assembly. Then each year level has taken on a different part of the Holy Week story and represented it in a different medium. These reflections will be set up in different areas of the school and classes will visit that part of the story and complete the activity that has been detailed. This allows for a more age appropriate, hands on learning in a prayerful, reflective manner. Yr 1 – Jesus washes the Feet, Yr 2 – The Last Supper, Yr 5 -The Agony in the Garden, Yr 4 The Arrest and Trial, The Staff - The Crucifixion, Yr 3 - The Empty Tomb and Yr 6 -The Resurrection. The Resurrection story will be in the form of a whole school prayer reflection in the hall at 8:45am on Thursday morning just before our ‘Hour of Power Walk’. We want the children to realise that they are part of the Resurrection. The message in the resurrection is to love one another and to act on this love. There is no better example of this than for the St Pius community to raise money and walk for the underprivileged of this world. Nundah Banyo Parish Holy Trinity Catholic Church St Vincent’s Road Banyo Q 4014 Office 20 Donkin Street Nundah Q 4012 Office hours 9.30am –4.30pm Monday to Friday Phone: 3266 1444 Fax: 3266 4088 [email protected] Mass times Wednesday 9.00am Thursday 7.00am Sunday 7.30am Sunday 5.00pm Term 1: March 26, 2015 APRE Mrs Kim Barrett-Coade The Hour of Power Next Thursday, at 9:15am, the school community will walk for ‘The Hour of Power’ to raise money for Caritas. I sit in my office and I am amazed at the daily stream of class money that is being sent in. Thank you to all families who have donated or will give money to this most needed cause. Also, thank you to the parents and family members who have volunteered their time to assist on the day. If you are able to attend the walk please fill in the form included in this week’s newsletter. (next page) We will set out for our walk at 9:15am after a small prayer reflection in the hall. To ensure safety of all no child will be running the course but we may have a challenge or two along the way. (Curious yet???) Thank you Our prayers, this week, are with Ms Rachel Miles as she mourns the passing of a family member. She has asked me to write a thank you for the thoughts and prayers given by all and especially her year 2G class. ‘I would like to thank the 2G parents for the beautiful flowers and kind words this week. It means a lot to me and my family’. Thanks Rachel Miles Anzac Day Last week, I wrote about the many ceremonies and activities the Banyo RSL Sub Branch has organised for the centenary of the landing in Gallipoli. They have asked us to nominate students to either attend the book launch at ACU or where WW1 medals in the march and service on ANZAC day. Please read the extract below from last week’s newsletter and email me your wish for your child to wear theWW1 medals in this year’s Anzac Day March and Service or be part of the book launch. As you are all aware ANZAC day this year commemorates a century since the landing in Gallipoli. Therefore, the Banyo RSL Sub-Branch have organised a myriad of activities and ceremonies to mark this auspicious event. Our school, in years previous, has had great representation at the Banyo ANZAC Day march and service. It makes me proud to walk with St Pius Primary as they respectfully march for those who gave up so much for our rights and freedom. This year again we will gather at Melville Place, Banyo. Students will need to assemble by 6.40am on the, 25th April. The children need to be in formal uniform with the proper school hat and black shoes. The school has been asked to nominate ten students to participate in a Community Links Program. This involves students wearing medals and a small plaque pertaining to one of the `Banyo Boys’ who enlisted in WW1. The children will wear these medals during the parade and service. Please email your child’s name, class and your name to [email protected] There is also a book launch at the Australian Catholic University on Friday, April 24th, at 6.30pm. The book is for school aged children and is about the various personnel who enlisted from our local area in WW1. It has been writ-ten by local historian, Elizabeth Nunn. The book is titled, `From Beehive to the Hornets Nest.’ Beehive Hill is where the ACU now stands. The organisers would like 15 students from various grades at our school to attend. Students need to be accompanied by one parent only. The launch is limited to 200 people. Preference to attend this launch will be given, firstly, to students who have ties to locals who fought or served in a war and secondly, students who had relatives who have served in any of the wars. If you don’t have these connections, and are still interested in attending, you can still nominate to attend and I will let you know as soon as possible. Every Week Assembly 8.25am Mondays Uniforms Lowes Toombul Tuckshop Fridays (Orders in on Thursday) School Banking Fridays Swimming Monday Yr 4,5,6 Friday Prep—Yr 3 Lunchtime Swimming Mondays Yr 2-6 Music Lessons Tuesdays & Thursdays Under 5’s Playgroup Fridays Please email your interest to me if you wish to attend the book launch on Friday, 24th April, at 6.30pm at the Australian Catholic University. [email protected] School web site [email protected] Term 1: March 26, 2015 APRE ‘The Mrs Kim Barrett-Coade Hour Of Power’ SCHOOL HOURS A teacher is on duty in the assembly area from 8.15am Bell Times 8.25am Assembly, into class Dear Parents, On Thursday, 2nd April, St Pius students and community will participate in a 10.30am First Break ‘The Hour of Power’ walk. This will involve all students and staff members 11.10am return to class navigating the school block for the duration of an hour from 9:15am-10:15am. This activity will require volunteer assistance. Parents/Carers will be required to: 1.10pm Second Break Be stationed around the circuit to ensure the safety of all children, 1.50pm return to class Hole punch the student passports as they complete each block, Monitor/provide first aid/rest area for students requiring a break, 2.50pm Students dismissed Navigate the circuit with students or If you are able to attend and assist us in our Caritas Walk by fulfilling a role School grounds could you please complete the form below and submit it to the school office by next are out of bounds Wednesday 25th March. after hours Last year was a great St Pius community event due to the number of volunteers and eager participants. So come along and enjoy the morning! ——————————————————————————————- Parent Volunteer Form I will be attending our St Pius ‘The Hour of Power’ walk and am able to assist by: (please tick) Being stationed around the circuit to ensure student safety Hole punch student passports at each circuit Monitor/provide first aid in rest area (good if you have preschoolers). Walking with my child’s class. Doing any job allocated Parent Name ________________________________________________________________ Child’s Name ________________________________________ Class ____________________ School web site [email protected] Term 1: March 26, 2015 APRE Mrs Kim Barrett-Coade Baby Blessing At St Pius, we delight in good news from our families. Each term we welcome our new borns with a blessing at assembly. On Monday 30th March we will have our first baby blessing for the year during the Monday morning assembly. If you have a new baby to our community please come to this assembly and receive a blessing for you and your baby. If you are able to be there please RSVP to the office with your name, your babies name and the name and class your child/ren are in. Special congratulations to Carol, Wade and Adara Menses-Kahler on the birth of their baby girl, Lorelai Grace Our prayers and blessings are with you all. Sunscreen Parents please remember to supply your child with a sunscreen bottle or tube. Please ensure that it has your child’s name and class on it. All Volunteers Please sign in and out at the school office when volunteering. Visitors badges must be worn when on the school grounds and in classrooms. Blessings Kim Sports Mr Nathan Croft Hi All, The countdown to Easter has well and truly begun. It has been a busy few weeks with the finishing of the swimming carnivals and the start of our cross country training. All PE classes have been working really hard in lessons, learning about, and practising for the cross country. I encourage those who are interested to keep up their training over the holidays with lots of activity and one or two training runs, this will keep up the fitness the students have been working on in class and at training. Cross Country The school cross country will be run early in term 2, so make sure that kids are out and active over the break. There was a great turn out of students at training this week. The students all put in a great effort working on their aerobic (long distance) fitness. I hope this continues next week for our only session on Tuesday morning 31st March at 7.30am on the oval. All students are welcome. Kind regards Nathan Croft HPE teacher/ Sports Coordinator Do you have the Skoolbag app on your phone? Term 1: March 26, 2015 Tuckshop Theresa Appleton Volunteers for Friday 27th March are: Christine Digby Beryl Oldham Trina Wylie Rochelle Cole Free Lunch Winners Congratulations to: When ordering ice blocks please just write “1 x Ice block - 50c or $1” on the bag (no flavour needed as the child can choose their own flavour on Fridays). Caramel Brownie flavoured milk will replace Banana flavoured Milk Please make sure to use the 2015 Tuckshop Menu prices are available on the school website [email protected] Sushi must be ordered on Thursday Junior Sharni Nunn Prep Y Senior Natalie Ryan Yr 5G All tuckshop orders are to be handed in on Thursdays of each week for your chance to go into the draw to win your lunch for free. VOLUNTEERS We are in need of new volunteers, please phone Theresa on 0407 115 662. All parents and grandparents volunteering in the school for tuckshop, classrooms, library, excursions, swimming etc are required to fill out the volunteer pack for 2015 now available from the school office. P&F Information The P&F is continuing to support through financial assistance many areas in the life of the school, including: The Arts ~ Sport ~ Music ~ Busses to Zone Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, and Gala Day ~ choir and band performances ~ the Gardening and Craft Clubs ~ Pastoral Care. TOTAL contribution $6,550 This is made possible through the P&F Levy families pay as part of our school fees. Also, in order to allow everyone to have a chance to be involved in school social activities, each year level will be given the opportunity to organise one of the annual events. The events and year levels are as follows: Mother's Day Stall & Mother's Day Breakfast Years 3 & 4 (Thursday 7/5/15 & Friday 8/5/15, Breakfast Friday 8/5/15) Father's Day Stall and Father's Day Disco Preps, Years 5 & 6 (Stall Thursday 3/9/15 & 4/9/15, Disco Friday 4/9/15) End of Year Event (Picnic on the Oval) Years 1 & 2 (Date to be advised) Calling Year 3 and 4 Volunteers! We will be holding our Mother's Day Stall on Thursday 7th May 2015 and Friday 8th May 2015. Students will be given the opportunity to purchase gifts during class time on this day. On Friday 8th May 2015 the stall will be open again for half an hour in the morning and half an hour at the end of the day. The Mother's Day Breakfast will be held at 7:30am on Friday 8th May. Please mark this date on your calendars and in your diaries. We would love to hear from year 3 and 4 parents who are able to assist with these 2 events. The next P&F Meeting will be held on a TUESDAY night (instead of a Wednesday night). It will be on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 7pm. As always ALL ARE WELCOME. Attending the P&F Meetings is a great way of finding out and having a say in how we as families can support the learning of our children, ask questions and get answers to anything we are unsure of and help to keep our wonderful, friendly school community alive and thriving. Kind regards Leesa Dalton & the P&F Committee Term 1: March 26, 2015 Notices Notices Vacancy School Crossing Supervisors Casual positions exist for School Crossing Supervisors at ST PIUS, BANYO and multiple schools throughout the region. Please tell neighbours, friends and family of these positions available. Please help us to help our students. School Crossing Supervisor positions are for up to 5 days per week on a roster. Remuneration $27.49 per hour. Contact the Brisbane North Road Safety Office for more information Phone: 3863 9873 Email: [email protected] Instrumental News St Pius Under 5’s Playgroup Held in the school hall Fridays 8.30am Cost $1 providing coffee, tea and biscuits Coordinator Angela Wilcox 0432 835 536 Parish News Banyo Nundah Parish Sacramental Journey 2015 Instrument News Could you please let me know by email if your child IS NOT returning to Instrumental lessons for Term 2 as we are not sending out enrolment forms at the end of each term. If your child would like to start lessons could you please contact me by email at: [email protected] Only students from Yrs 2-6 (No forms are at the school office my email is the only form of contact to both stop and or start lessons.) Please be aware there are very limited spaces in the Instrumental program for next term. By now the children will have all received their Godwork 7, 8 &9. Please work on these together during the school holidays and bring them along to our next group session on Saturday 2nd May at Nolan Hall. I encourage all Sacramental families to come along to meet the Archbishop on Saturday 28th March. See below notice. As the children involved in the Sacramental Journey are becoming a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church it is also recommended that they come along to Sunday Mass regularly. In particular, I encourage families to come along to the Holy Week ceremonies in preparation for a joy filled Easter. What’s so special about Holy Week? Sacramental Families are invited to meet Archbishop Mark Coleridge on Saturday 28th March 10.15-11.15am at Nolan Hall. The Archbishop will talk with the families and Holy Week Craft will be provided. Please confirm your attendance with Angela by email. Yours Musically, Joy Dawson God Bless, Angela Greathead Sacramental Co-ordinator For more details please email Angela at [email protected] Term 1: March 26, 2015 Messages Entertainment Books are heading to St Pius The second annual Parish Raffle 2015 Five great prizes to be won 1st Prize Travel Voucher $2,500 2nd Prize Gift Shopping Voucher $1,000 3rd Prize Gift Shopping Voucher $750 4th Prize 16 GB Apple Mini iPad $400 5th Prize Gift Shopping Voucher $350 The new 2015 | 2016 Entertainment Books are coming soon! A book will be sent home with each family for you to check out, on 29th April 2015. Total Prize value $5000 Date of Draw Sunday 21st June 2015 Draw Venue Nolan Hall after the 9.30am Mass. Ticket price $2 each Order your new 2015|2016 Entertainment ™ Membership today to receive up to $195 in Early Bird Offers! Choose from the traditional Entertainment™ Book or the NEW Entertainment™ Digital Membership, which puts the value of the Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone! Each membership has hundreds of 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotels, shopping, groceries and travel and contain over 2,000 offers that you can use whenever you like until 1st June 2016. PLUS St Pius retains 20% of the price of every Membership sold which goes towards our fundraising! Order now: www.entbook.com.au/221p547 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact – Julie Powers - 041 888 4504 Your Details Have any details changed for you? WE NEED TO KNOW Phone numbers Address Emergency contacts and numbers Email address Sacramental information updates We need to know of any changes so all your information is correct and accurate. Please email or visit the office if any of the above changers are relevant to you and your family. Are you receiving your school fees by email? Are you receiving the newsletter by email? These could be different email addresses depending on your enrolment paperwork. If you are not receiving either email please inform the school office staff know ASAP YOUR CORRECT INFORMATION IS NEEDED AT ALL TIMES Ticket sales will start from Saturday 18th April 2015. Single tickets/ booklets will be available after every weekend masses at Banyo and Nundah at the church front foyer from ticket volunteers. Ticket sales will end on Sunday 14th June 2015. More Volunteers are required. For further information please get in touch with any of the following contacts. Email: :[email protected] Contacts: Parish Secretary: Pauline at 3266 1444 Fund Raising Committee: Doug 0407 055 764 School reminders Apperley Street becomes a one way street for school drop off and pick up times (exiting onto St Vincents Road only) Please bring a copy of your school fees account when paying accounts at the office Swimming caps are now available in the school office cost of $8 each Inform school office of all changes to your contact details at all times All Volunteers must sign in at the school office and wear a visitors badge at all times. Term 1: March 26, 2015 Notices Redgum Book Club Please refer to the catalogue for ordering options. The school no longer processes payment or orders for bookclub. 5 easy ways to order include: Online: www.redgumbookclub.com.au Email: [email protected] Fax: (02) 9997 5850 Ph: (02) 8445 2355 Post: Reply Post 30, PO BOX 935, Mona Vale, NSW 1660 Term 1: March 26, 2015 Notices Term 1, 2015 Mini Vinnies School News “People will never believe in us, if we do not show love and compassion to those whom we wish to believe in us.” - St Vincent de Paul Welcome! Dear All, we are looking forward to getting into the year with you! The Vinnies Youth Queensland team aims to inspire young people and refresh their awareness about real life issues regarding homelessness and social justice in their local communities. The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland are delighted to be working alongside many schools and communities to benefit those in need by giving not just a hand out but a hand up as well. By working with students involved in Mini Vinnies or Social Justice Groups you help us to raise awareness and support for those who need it most. Vinnies Poster Competition & Book of Prayers The Vinnies Youth poster & Book of Prayers competition is on again in Term 2! The St Vincent de Paul Society is encouraging school students to take their creative ideas and passion for social justice to the public eye by creating an A3 Poster which will be used to educate and encourage people all over Queensland. The Vinnies School Poster Competition gives school communities the opportunity to: Encourage students to actively respond to social issues occurring on a local & global level. Educate others and be an advocate for Queenslanders and those who are marginalised and disadvantaged Have your school recognised for “Creating awareness to make a difference”. The Poster will be displayed in Shops all around Queensland. Mini Vinnies at Sacred HEART. . . has made a START! Samara Thompson, the Youth Facilitator for Mini Vinnies, Rockhampton Region, visited Sacred Heart school on 9th March, 2015. We had a great turn out of around 50 students from across Years 3 to 6. Mrs Thompson explained how easy it was to help others less fortunate than us, in simple but effective ways. Mrs Thompson told the class inspiring success stories about schools in the local area. The students showed great interest while deciding on the idea if Mini Vinnies was something they really wanted to do, by asking lots of questions! Those students who are convinced about joining the group will take part in a liturgy and an induction ceremony at the School Assembly on Friday, 27th March 2015. Samara Thompson and several St Vincent de Paul representatives, including our very own Mrs Annette Williams, from the local Conference will attend the ceremony in support of these young people. Term 1, 2015 St John’s School - GOOD deeds from the previous year St John’s School Silkwood years 4 to 7 Mini Vinnies group travelled to Tully Nursing Home on December 3rd, 2014 via stop over at the Tully Men’s Shed and QCWA. The students had first hand view of what happens at these venues and how valued their work is in our community. They entertained the residents at the home with song, dance, music and drama and the residents really appreciated the visit. The residents of the home have contributed so much to our community in the past so it was our turn to bring them Christmas joy. All the students at St. John’s made Christmas cards and hanging mobiles which were presented to the residents as our gifts, with the hope to be displayed in their rooms. Thank you to Mr Maley, Mr Russell and Mrs Williamson for all their support and all the staff and students for their contribution to the 2014 Tully trip. Through the kind donations of St John’s School Silkwood and parish families the students reached their target of 100 items, plus more for their Christmas hampers. On Friday 5th at our final school mass we handed over these hampers to Mr Lou Crema representing Tully SVDP plus $550 which were funds raised throughout the year to assist the needy at Christmas time. An incredible effort all round. St Patrick’s Primary School Mini Vinnies, Gympie are ready for Easter! Our Vinnies Youth Worker Emili Pitter visited St Patrick’s Primary Mini Vinnies Group to join in on the creative flare. Students are getting ready to support those in need this Easter by selling hand decorated Easter bags. The students are excited to see people who have bought their bags in Gympie. All the best for sales !e Learning Centre gearing up for Easter Does your school do AWESOME works for Vinnies? Send through your pictures and stories NOW to be featured in the next School Newsletter! TUCKSHOP MENU 2015 Updated February 2015. Please discard any old menus. Please hand Tuckshop orders into Classroom by Thursday. Please write your bags like this: (Opening of bag at top please) Sam Smart 1Yellow Sam Smart 1st Break 2nd Break Pikelets with butter & syrup $1.80 1 Snack Bag 1Yellow 1 TOASTED Ham/cheese & tomato Sandwich $3.00 $1.50 1 Banana Milk 1 Apple Poppa $2.20 $1.00 1 ice block Enclosed $4.30 Total .50c $5.70 Enclosed $6. 30c change required. Thank you. If change is only 20c (or less) we will presume that you would like to leave as a donation. Please advise if you would rather have your small change returned to you (via your child). AVAILABLE FIRST BREAK ONLY (10.30AM) Pikelets with butter/jam/golden syrup Mini banana or chocolate muffins (min. 2/Must be pre-ordered) 2 thick Rice Cakes OR 2 Cruskits OR 8 Jatz with your choice of spread Butter & Vegemite/syrup/jam/cream cheese or sliced cheese st Made as close as possible for 1 break so they stay crisp. Assorted plain sweet biscuits Cool Pak Popcorn Boiled egg (peeled) Apple OR Orange cut into wedges 2 Pineapple Rings (Golden Circle Thins) Ham, Block Cheese and Jatz bag or Vege Bag -2 carrot sticks, 2 cucumber sticks, 2 tiny tomatoes & 4 Jatz with cream or Block cheese (or any combination of 10 items in total) Hot rolls with Parmesan and Colby cheese or Garlic and Colby Cheese $1.80 (4 pikelets) $2.50 (6 pikelets) 2 for $1.60 $1.00 .50c (2 biscuits) $1.00 (4 biscuits) .60c .80c $1.10 .80c $1.50 $1.80 $1.60 AVAILABLE BOTH BREAKS SANDWICHES (White or Wholemeal)/LAVASH/ROLLS Egg, Spaghetti OOPS, or Baked Beans Vegemite / Strawberry Jam / Golden Syrup Vegemite and cheese Cheese only Other Fillings for sandwiches/Lavash or rolls Please advise your combination of salad fillings/meats/sauces etc – all same price Please advise if you want TOASTED Ham Lettuce Cheese Tomato Sauce Diced Chicken Tomato Spreadable Pickles BBQ Sauce Baked Beans Carrot Cream Cheese Mayonnaise Egg Cucumber Pineapple Salt and Pepper Tuna Beetroot Mild Mustard Half Lavash (keep fillings simple so they can be rolled properly) Any combination of above fillings Vegemite Vegemite and Cheese DRINKS/CUSTARD CUPS AND CUSTARD & JELLY (Available both breaks) Water (600ml) Poppa’s (250ml) – Apple/Orange/Sunshine or Tropical Punch/Golden Pash and/or Pineapple Juice Plain Milk (300ml cardboard carton) Flavoured Milk (300ml plastic bottle) – Chocolate/Strawberry/Banana Small Custard Cup (100ml) Large Custard Cup (120ml) Jelly & Custard Cup Jelly only (green/red/blue – no custard) Yoghurt (no chunky bits type) Banana/Strawberry/Vanilla $2.70 $1.20 $1.70 $1.60 $3.00 $1.70 $1.20 $1.70 .80c $1.00 $1.20 $2.20 .90c $1.20 $1.20 $1.00 $1.00 SECOND BREAK (1.10pm) ALL SANDWICHES AND DRINKS FROM PREVIOUS PAGE PLUS THE FOLLOWING… nd *** SUSHI *** (available 2 break only) Must be ordered by Thursday end of school hours as the order has to be sent out. nd Sushi is delivered fresh in time for 2 break on Friday. No orders taken on Fridays. Teriyaki Chicken Chicken Avocado Chicken Mayo Chicken Deluxe Tuna Tuna Avocado Tuna Mayo California Teriyaki Beef Egg Salad Avocado Honey Chicken Spicy Chicken Salt & Pepper Calamari All Sushi $2.60 each Chicken with special Teriyaki sauce & lettuce Roasted chicken breast with avocado (no mayo) Roasted chicken breast with Japanese mayonnaise Chicken breast schnitzel with Japanese mayo & lettuce Plain tuna Tuna with Avocado (no mayo) Tuna with Japanese mayo Crab meat seafood extender with Avocado and Mayo Beef with special Teriyaki sauce and garlic Mashed egg with special mayo & lettuce Plain avocado (no mayo) Cottage Pies (normal size meat pie with potato on top) Comes with spork to eat it with. Fishfinger Burger with lettuce and mayo Pasta shells with tomato based sauce and sprinkle of cheese Pizza with tomato paste, cheese and ham. Add pineapple @ no extra cost. School size pies (approx. size of 2 party pies). BBQ or Tomato sauce to be ordered on bag if required – no extra charge. Lunch time Rice Box White rice with a small dash of sauce, peas, carrots, corn, egg, ham, chicken. (or can be made to suit) Hot Dogs (served with butter, Frankfurt and tomato sauce) Chicken Burgers – Sweet Chilli Chicken Burger (served with butter, Chilli Chicken Tenders – very mild, – lettuce and mayo) OR Plain crumbed chicken burger (with mayo and lettuce) Cooked sausage on a roll (served with butter, sausage and tomato sauce) Burger, cheese and sauce (beef pattie, cheese, butter and tomato sauce) Burger and Salad (beef pattie, butter and salad and tomato sauce) Salad Boxes – choice of ham/chicken/egg plus salad items. Comes with a slice of buttered white bread. Add pineapple Fresh fruit salad bowl Fruit only With custard $3.40 $2.50 $2.50 $2.80 $1.70 $3.50 $2.50 $3.00 $2.50 $3.00 $4.00 $3.00 .50c $2.50 $3.00 If adding CHEESE to hot dogs, sausages or chicken burgers PLEASE ADD .40c ALL ORDERS CAN BE CHANGED TO SUIT TASTE OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. PLEASE ADVISE. nd FROZEN TREATS (available 2 break only) Please order frozen items on their lunch bag. We attach a sticker to remind them to come and collect frozen items from Tuckshop, after they have eaten their lunch. Fruit Juice ice block (plastic tube type) Pine Lime Crush Very cold, crunchy texture (made with real crushed pineapple) Generally suited to the older children Ice cream Sundae – small tub of low fat vanilla icecream with small squirt of Chocolate/Strawberry or Caramel topping & 1 smartie and a few 100’s & 1000’s. It is small enough so as not to be bad food. It’s merely to make tuckshop fun. Choc Coated Vanilla Ice Cream (on a stick) .50c $1.30 $1.20 $1.00 Children are not permitted to buy ice blocks etc for other students. There are many reasons for this rule, so we are not able to exempt anyone from it. IMPORTANT INORMATION Should your child have any special dietary needs please advise. We are here to try and help. Please be aware the word butter is used as a common term only. We actually use heart friendly margarine and low fat products where possible. Eggs are free range. Please use a brown paper bag for each break. Your order is placed in this bag to deliver to the children. It is very important that their names and class are on each bag. Listing food first, then drinks, followed by dessert is very helpful to our volunteers. We have hundreds of bags to read, so very clear writing in black or blue pen is really essential. Please never use sticky tape of staples as the bags get torn. If the bags are folded over, the money rarely falls out. A good way of doing bags is to place money in one bag and then fold it inside the other one. Or use a paper clip or rubber band around folded bag. If you run out of bags please write your orders on envelopes or on 2 pieces of paper placed in a plastic bag with the money. Paper bags are charged at 10c each. We prefer correct money even if you have to give us your small change. It is difficult for us to make sure your change gets home safely. All we are able to do is sticky tape it to the outside of the lunch bag, and often the littlies throw it away. If you don’t have correct money and are only due back a small amount of change, please consider this as a donation to the school (unless advised otherwise). On rare occasions, if you have to send a large note, we really appreciate it if you can do the figures and tell us what change is due. When the amount is larger it is sent to the child’s classroom. For families who wish to put money in older child’s bag, please write clearly on all bags who has the money and which child/class it belongs to. At present it takes approximately five hours to process the bags ready for Tuckshop. The volunteers really appreciate if you can follow the above instructions to make their jobs a little easier. If you are away on Friday but have already ordered and paid, just ring the office and ask them to let us know and we will cancel the order and refund your money. Should you wish to know anything about the running of the Tuckshop, please feel free to come and visit when you see us there. VOLUNTEERING – we do have a roster but you are welcome to come in when you have a free day even if you can only stay for an hour or two (normal day is 830am – approx. 2pm). Some preparation and sorting of orders is done on Thursdays at 845am for a couple of hours (help is appreciated on Thursday too). I can be contacted on 3267 3184 or mob 0407 115 662, or leave a message at the office. Thank you for ordering from Tuckshop. Theresa Appleton (Voluntary Tuckshop Convenor).
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