ST. PETER S ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Term 4 Week 8. Final Newsletter 2017

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1 7593 ST. PETER S ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Term 4 Week 8 NEWSLETTER A child has been born for us. We have been given a son who will be our ruler. His names will be Wonderful Advisor and Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. Year 6 Isaiah 9:6 1 DECEMBER 2017 TERM 4 WEEK Leadership by Brendan Gorman Last Monday at our final Whole School Assembly, we inducted our Student Leaders consisting of our House Leaders, Prefects, Vice-Captain and Captain. It was wonderful to commission and pray for each of these Leaders, acknowledging that all of our Year 6 students are leaders and play a vital role in our Pastoral Care House Groups throughout the year. We congratulate the following students on their significant achievement: Captain: Peter M Vice-Captain: Carly B Prefects: Felicity B Isaac G Aurelia G Bradley M Reuben S Siena W House Leaders: Argyle: Captain: Claire K Vice- Captain: Sarah M Bligh: Captain: Katrina T Vice- Captain: Charlie L Cook: Captain: Taylor D Vice- Captain: Thomas A Cumberland: Captain: Harrison B Vice- Captain: Stevie F Durham: Captain: Alyssa H Vice- Captain: Darcy R Roxburgh: Captain: Natalie W Vice- Captain: Dylan S Final Newsletter 2017 This will be the final newsletter for Our School Office remains open during the holidays. School Office Hours: 6 December December 2017: 9.00 am 3.00 pm. 20 December January 2018: Closed. 8 January 23 January: 9.00 am 3.00 pm. Closed: Friday, 26 January Australia Day Public Holiday. Christmas Celebrations May I take this opportunity to wish all families of St Peter s a refreshing and relaxing Christmas Holiday period. May you each consider the goodness Jesus offers as you reflect on His love, kindness and grace. St Peter s Anglican Church Campbelltown is the perfect place to join us for Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve, a special family service will be held: Sunday, 24 December 2017: 5.00 pm Christmas Eve Extravaganza in the St Peter s School Hall. Sunday, 24 December 2017: pm Carols by Candlelight on the Green Monday, 25 December 2017: 8.00 am Christmas Day Traditional Communion Service in St Peter s Church. We encourage you to join us if you are not involved in another Christian congregation this Christmas. (See attached flyer) Farewell Year 6 Thank you for your amazing contribution Year 6 to St Peter s. We will miss your warmth, enthusiasm and sense of humour. With every blessing as you start High School. Mufti Day on Tuesday! Please note that in order to celebrate the end of year, students are welcome to wear mufti on Tuesday, 5 December In This Edition 2018 Leadership Final Newsletter 2017 Christmas Celebrations Farewell Year 6 Class Orientation Presentation Evening Scholarships 2019 School Shop Holiday Opening Times

2 ST. PETER S ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL TERM 4 WEEK 8 2 Class Orientation As has become our custom and practice, students met with their new classes and teacher for 2018 yesterday. This is an excellent occasion and significantly reduces unnecessary anxiety in our students. We welcomed the many new students joining our school next year, and the new teachers who will guide the student learning. We particularly welcome back Mrs Levi (Prep) and Mrs George (Year 6). We also welcomed Mr Richards (Year 5), Miss Nguyen (Year 2), Miss Nichols (Year 1) and Mr Raft (Director of Primary) Parents and Friends Association At the final meeting for 2017, parents were advised that the Schools Council had determined to change the operation of the P&F from the commencement of Following legal advice into the structure of our association, it was discovered that our structure presented some challenges that were best resolved by allowing policy, finances and child protection requirements to operate under the St Peter s umbrella. What does this mean? From 2018, we will still have a group of parents (all parents are welcome) who will meet, brainstorm and plan for significant fundraising and community events within the school. They will work closely with the School Executive and be supported by School Staff. Our key events such as the Spring Fair and Trivia Night will continue and we will still be seeking parental involvement, collaboration and assistance in many ways. Our focus, as has been the case in 2017, will continue to be an education or guest speaker focus, with opportunity for parental feedback, suggestions and the like always available. Meeting dates for 2018 have been included in the hard copy printed calendar which all families will receive shortly. If you have any queries regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gorman. I would like to once again thank the 2017 Committee under the capable leadership of Mr Peter Buckley and Mrs Kate Stares for their effective leadership and carriage of the P&F throughout this year. We are also pleased to announce that through the many fundraising efforts of our P&F throughout 2017, we have raised close to $20,000. Over the past few years, the P&F have contributed funds towards our Prep playground, Maths and Reading Resources, Library furniture and our LED screen at the front of the school. These efforts are the envy of many schools and we appreciate all who have contributed to this amazing effort. We look forward to all that 2018 will bring within our parent community. Staffing Update Mrs Patricia Hamilton will be finishing her time at St Peter's at the end of next week after many years of faithful service. We thank her for her significant contribution and wish her well in her future endeavours. Mrs Lana Schwigtenberg will assume the Coordination of all facets of OSHC. Presentation Evening A final reminder that our Annual Presentation Evening will be held at The Cube in Campbelltown on: Monday, 4 December Junior Primary will commence at: 5.00 pm Primary will commence at: 7.00 pm Attendance is compulsory and it will great to have everyone there as we celebrate the achievements of Dress Code: All students should be in Full Summer Uniform. Walking Hats are not required. Sibling Care: Students (siblings) not involved in a presentation can be cared for in another area of the Cube. Students will need to be signed in and out by their parent/ caregiver. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office. Amazing Race Amazing Day! What an amazing time was had by Year 6, the teachers and parent helpers on Tuesday. Students participated in a range of team challenges which developed their knowledge of French and German culture and food! Students completed their own Tour de France, Foosball team training, discovered French artists, built an Eiffel Tower, enjoyed board games based around Germany and France, and baked delicieux food. The Bûche de Noël, Croissants, Brezeln, and Lebkuchen were all Lecker! The students are to be commended on their fabulous behaviour and manners. Our thanks go to Frau Weir, Mr Douglas, Mr Watson, Mr Van der Mast, Mr Fortescue and Mrs Faron for all their work in making our day a success! We hope Year 6 have been inspired to continue their Languages journey in High School and beyond. Madame Meallonnier & Frau Holmes Uniforms in 2018 A reminder that from 2018 all students must have all uniform items with the current School Crest. Class Parties Classes may celebrate the end of the year in a variety of ways. Your child s teacher will let your children know today what will be required for next week. If students would like to give gifts and cards out to their friends, we would appreciate them doing this on the last day of school. Thank you for your understanding and support. School Shop Holiday Opening Times 2018 The School Shop will be open during the holidays on the following days: Thursday, 18 January 2018: 9.00 am 3.00 pm Friday, 19 January 2018: 9.00 am 3.00 pm OSHC New Opening Time 2018 At the beginning of 2018, we will be trialing a new opening time for OSHC. From: Tuesday, 30 January 2018, Before School Care will be opening at 6.45 am. Based on the student numbers in the first month, a decision will then be determined whether these hours will be made permanent. Australian STEM Video Game Challenge This year students in Stage 3 competed in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge. This is a nationwide event in which students from Years 5 to 8 formed teams to design and develop a game of their own. The following students are to be congratulated for making it to the Semi- Finals of the marking process: Eleanor C, Kanishka K, Sophia S, Brooklyn S, Ben B, Zachariah V, Dylan S, Isaac G, Reuben S, Peter M, Logan D, Kieran F, Katrina T, Jye S. Petros 2017 Each family would have received a copy of our School Petros for If you would like an additional copy, these will be available for you to purchase from the School Office for a small fee of $ Sport by Fiona Hornman Rep Sport Uniforms If your child has not yet returned their Rep Sport uniform, can you please return it by Tuesday, 5 December 2017 to avoid being charged for it.

3 ST. PETER S ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL TERM 4 WEEK 8 3 Tennis Coaching Enrol now for Term 1, Wednesday and Thursday Lunchtime. Enrol online through the following link: Serve-Booking Enquiries call Tony on: or King Cotton Textile collection Thank you to all families who brought in their unwanted/unused clothing/linen. As a school we collected 183kg of material that will now be reused or recycled, saving it from landfill. We will run another collection in Term 2, Tennis Coaching 2018 is fast approaching. The Australian Open will be starting soon and your children may have an interest in playing tennis. Coaching is available before and after school on selected days and limited spots will be available during class time. Book your spot now so you have a choice of day and time, otherwise you may miss out on your preference or altogether. Please don t hesitate to call, I am happy to answer any questions. Karen Kings: Library by Sandra Busutel The Snakes Alive Awards this year go to classes that have been consistent borrowers all year and promptly returned all their books. Prep Prep Echidnas Junior Primary KH Primary 4M Thank you to the students who have returned their books. We still have a number of students who have overdue books, please return these ASAP. Book Corner Molly the pirate by Lorraine Teece Young Molly s imagination knows no bounds when she transforms her Australian backyard into an adventure playground on the high seas. The pirates (which look like her chickens) are no match for Molly s daring exploits as she walks the plank, dances jolly jigs, scrambles up the rigging (or is that a clothesline?) and steers the ship like a true seafaring adventurer. Scholarships 2019 St Peter s Anglican Primary School Scholarships for 2019 are available to new entry students and those enrolled in our school in Year 4, Scholarships are available in three categories: Academic Music All Rounder Scholarship Information and Application Forms can be located on the School Website and from the School Office. Scholarship applications close: Friday, 13 April Road Work On the Moore-Oxley Bypass, Campbelltown Roads and Maritime Services will be repairing the Moore-Oxley Bypass northbound between Camden Road and Thomas Street to make it safer, smoother and quieter to drive along the road. The work will include removing and replacing concrete, diamond grinding the road surface and repainting road markings. They will be on site for 24 night shifts between: Sunday, 3 December 2017 and Friday, 23 February 2018 excluding Public Holidays and weather permitting between 8.00 pm and 5.00 am from Sunday to Friday. Lost Property There is a significant amount of lost property in the School Office. Office Staff endeavor to return all items labelled to the children, but unfortunately there is a large amount of clothing, uniform items and lunchboxes without names. Please ensure you label everything your child brings to school to assist us in returning such items. Please note, all lost property will be recycled or given to charity at the end of the term. ChiFUNese ChiFUNese is one of the most innovative and popular Chinese language programmes held at 40+ locations around Sydney. Mandarin class at St Peter s Anglican Primary School will commence in Term 1, The Tutor s name is Tong Zhou. To enrol, please go to: To express interest in a brand new class, please go to: For enquiries, please Prayer Points Praise God for the successes of Pray for each student moving on from St Peter s, that they would continue to be challenged and learn. Pray particularly for our Year 6 students, that as they move on from St Peter s, they will remember the important things they have learned at St Peter s, that God loves them and has a plan for their lives. The School Prayer Jesus, our Master and our Friend. You came to show us the truth and to teach us the way of life; Send your blessing on our School. Guide by your Spirit, the children and their parents, the teachers and staff, and the Schools Council. As we work together with one another and with you, may St Peter s Anglican Primary School be a place where children learn and where all discover the true meaning of Life through Christ. Amen Photos from Year 1 Camp Day

4 ST. PETER S ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL TERM 4 WEEK 8 4 Our Year 3 s reading to Kindy Calendar Reminders TERM 4: 9 October 5 December Week 9 Monday 04/12/ pm 3.45 pm: School Shop Open 5.00 pm: Junior Primary Presentation Night 7.00 pm: Primary Presentation Night Tuesday 05/12/17 Last Day for Students today 1.45 pm 2.15 pm: Farewell Assembly 2018 TERM 1: 29 January 13 April Week 1 Monday 29/01/ pm 3.45 pm: School Shop Open Kindergarten Students Commence Prep (Mon/Tues/Wed Class) Commence Tuesday 30/1/18 Year 1-6 Students Commence Wednesday 31/1/18 Prep (Wed/Thurs/Fri Class) Commence Thursday 1/2/2018 Prep (Thurs/Fri Class) Commence Friday 2/2/2018 Week 2 Monday 5/2/ pm 3.45 pm: School Shop Open am pm: Junior Primary Assembly 2.30 pm 3.10 pm: Senior Primary Assembly Tuesday 6/2/ am 2.45 pm: Primary Swimming Carnival Wednesday 7/2/18

5 2018 TERM DATES TERM 1 23 January April 2018 Monday 22 January 2018 Executive, Middle Management Planning Day Pupil Free Day Tuesday 23 January 2018 New Staff Induction Day - Pupil Free Day Wednesday 24 January 2018 Staff Professional Development Day Pupil Free Day Thursday 25 January 2018 Staff Professional Development Day Pupil Free Day Friday 26 January 2018 Public Holiday Australia Day Week 1 Monday 29 January 2018 Kindergarten students commence Term 1 Prep students commence (commence after Recess) (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday Prep Class) and (Monday/Tuesday Prep Class) Tuesday 30 January 2018 Year 1 6 students commence Term 1 Wednesday 31 January 2018 Thursday 1 February 2018 Prep students commence (commence after Recess) (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Prep Class) Prep students commence (commence after Recess) (Thursday/Friday Prep Class) Week 9 Friday 30 March 2018 Public Holiday Good Friday Week 10 Monday 2 April 2018 Public Holiday Easter Monday Week 11 Friday 13 April 2018 Last day of Term 1 TERM 2 1 May July 2018 Week 1 Monday 30 April 2018 Staff Professional Development Day Pupil Free Day Tuesday 1 May 2018 Students commence Term 2 Week 7 Monday 11 June 2018 Public Holiday Queen s Birthday Week 10 Friday 6 July 2018 Last day for Term 2 TERM 3 30 July September 2018 Monday - 23 July 2018 to Staff Professional Development Week Pupil Free Friday 27 July 2018 Week Week 1 Monday 30 July 2018 Students commence Term 3 Week 9 Friday 28 September 2018 Last day for Term 3 TERM 4 15 October December 2018 Week 1 Monday 15 October 2018 Students commence Term 4 Week 5 Thursday 15 November 2018 Staff Professional Development Day / Pupil Free Day Friday 16 November 2018 Staff Professional Development Day / Pupil Free Day Week 8 Tuesday 4 December 2018 Last day for Term 4 Wednesday 5 December 2018 Staff Professional Development Day / Pupil Free Day