Dear Parents and Carers,
Last Saturday night some of our Year 3 students made their first Reconciliation. Congratulations to Josie, Tyronne, Reece and Sam. The children were a credit to their families. A special thank you to Fr Mick for his support of the students and to Johanna Barling, Jade Crispen and Helen Mulholland for preparing the children and to Helen for organising the celebration. Our Year 3 students are now preparing for their First Eucharist which will be on Saturday September 17 at 6pm.
Congratulations to all our students on their amazing efforts to fundraise for the Walkathon. We raised a grand total of $7308.65 which is fantastic and exceeded our target of $7000. First prize a $500 Pushys Voucher was won by Archer in Year One who raised $350, second prize was won by Miguel in Kinder who raised $325.50 and the lucky draw was won by Joey Bolin in Year 3. Miguel and Joey won Garmin watches. We thank all our students for their outstanding efforts which has resulted in the purchase of 20 new Chrome books for our students to use at school. We thank all our families for supporting this initiative and especially our amazing Community Council who purchased and donated the prizes. Tomorrow all the students will be having a plain clothes day and movie and popcorn afternoon in recognition of their hard work and support for the school.
We look forward to seeing all our students dress up for Book Week next Wednesday. A note was sent home yesterday reminding all parents about the theme and the parade, as well as information about key events in the next two weeks especially the Father’s Day breakfast and stall which is next Thursday. Donations of food items for breakfast would be appreciated but need to be dropped into school by next Tuesday. Each child needs to bring $5 to school for a gift.
It is wonderful to see the majority of our students wearing the correct uniform. St Bede’s has a beautiful school uniform which the children wear with pride. It is the responsibility of every parent/guardian to check that their child is wearing correct uniform to school every day.
Tomorrow we are very fortunate to have a special lunch day at the canteen. A special thank you to Beck Thistleton for her organisation and our parent volunteers for their assistance. A copy of the menu went home on Wednesday attached to the upcoming events note - this was also sent electrioncally via email today as well as on Facebook.Please take the time to read over this notification, so that you are aware of school events.
Have a great week.
Just a reminder to all parents about school uniform. St Bede’s has a beautiful school uniform which the children wear with pride. Presently we are seeing variations to our uniform and hair styles which are not in line with our uniform policy.
Some significant points to note:
- During winter-school ties must be worn, Jackets and beanies must be navy.
- Hats are worn all year except for June and July.
- Black school shoes are to be worn with school uniform and white joggers with sports uniform.
- Hair must be kept clean and tidy and where longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Permitted hair clips and elastics must be in school colours.
- No hair dye may be worn in hair except under medical advice. Hair must be worn in a natural manner (i.e. no mo-hawks, mullets, skullets, razor cuts etc).
- Facial make-up may not be worn to school (except under medical advice).
- No facial piercing or jewellery may be worn. Simple studs in the ear lobe (one per ear). Wrist watches are acceptable.
- No badges, chains or brooches other than school badges may be worn. Exceptions may be made by the principal e.g. Sacramental badges.
It is the responsibility of every parent/guardian to check that their child is wearing correct uniform to school every day. St. Bede’s uniform is distinctive and sets our school apart in the community. It is important that staff, students and families work together to ensure that our school uniform is worn with pride and that we adhere to the list of uniform requirements. Uniform supplies are available from Muttons and they have ample uniform in stock. For the remainder of this term, each class in the correct uniform will be awarded 50 house spirit points each week and random gottchas will be handed to students. These points will be added to the tally for the House Spirit Shield which will be awarded to the winning house at the end of the year.
Below is a link to our uniform policy and uniform list for your quick reference.
We had a lovely gathering last Saturday evening in the church where we celebrated First Reconciliation.
We congratulate Josie, Reece, Samuel and Tyrone on their First Reconciliation. Many thanks to Mrs Barling who prepared the children. After receiving the sacrament the children received their certificates from Mrs Gorham and their cross from Ms Crispen. The final part of the celebration involved the children lighting a candle. The children now move into their preparation for their First Holy Communion (First Eucharist) which will be celebrated on Saturday 17th September.
We also celebrated the Assumption on Monday. Our staff prayer focused on Mary and her role in Jesus’ life and her death. She was taken to heaven body and soul. The Hail Mary is a powerful prayer and as we prayed, our intention was for the children at our school.
Our School Counsellor, Madi is available each Thursday, during the school term, at the school. If you think your child would benefit from seeing Madi please complete the online referral form at https://catholiccare.force.com/housing/s/school-referral-form.
Any concerns or questions can be emailed to Madi Madelyn.email@example.com and you will hear back on Thursdays. Or alternatively contact the school office for your concerns to be passed on.
|19 August||Canteen - lunch only|
|24 August||Book Week Parade||2:40 pm||Ryrie Park|
|1 September||Father's Day Breakfast||8 am||Ryrie Park|
|1 September||Fathers Day Stall - see below||1 pm||School|
|16 September||Working Bee||3:20 pm||School grounds|
|17 September||First Holy Communion||6 pm||St Bede's Church|
|22 September||End of Term 3 for Students|
|23 September||Pupil Free Day|
Just a few reminders:
- Parents are reminded that if you drop your child/ren off after 8:55 am that you need to come into the school office to sign your child in - this is a CE requirement.
Unwell at school
- If a student or staff member displays even mild COVID-19 symptoms, they must take a RAT or get a PCR test and isolate until they receive a negative test result.
- Household contacts will not have to quarantine if they have no COVID-19 symptoms but will need to comply with the following requirements for seven days from the time the first person in their household tests positive for COVID 19:
- Students study from home, where it is practical to do so
- Parents/Carers notify the school of their child being a household contact
- If it is not practical to study from home, students must undertake COVID-19 testing and return a negative result in the 24 hours prior to returning to school and then every 48 hours if ongoing attendance is required.
Parents and Carers on School Site
- Parents and carers must follow COVID smart measures (physical distancing, hygiene practices, staying away if unwell).
- Volunteers are permitted to attend school sites. Volunteers are considered to be anyone who provides a critical service to the school community, including canteen and uniform stores, parent volunteers, and P&F/Council run fundraisers.
- Parents and carers can attend outdoor areas of the school site for a quick drop off and pick up.
- School assemblies can be conducted although parents/carers cannot attend.
- All parent/carers meetings should be remote – if outside of school hours parents/carers may attend on site, by exception.
- Lost Property
- Parents are reminded to ensure that they label all school clothes as we currently have a growing pile of unlabelled uniforms. We suggest using fabric paint or iron-on labels as they last well.