Morning Fitness Sessions are being held every Tuesday and Thursday mornings here at Ss Peter and Paul's. This is an initiative taken on by our new 2020 school leaders that sees a fitness course made up around the playground of the school and invites students from 8.30am onwards to run the length of the course as many times as they can before the school bell. Staff are present to jog with students and/or offer encouragement. Parents are invited too!!
Opening School Year Mass
It was a fabulous way to begin our year with our Opening School Year Mass last Sunday. To have so many students and families involved in the liturgy made it all the more special and a fitting way to introduce the school theme for this year: “Seeds of Hope”.
Our students have made a video, narrated by two of our student leaders, Harry and Paula – who have thought hard about what they feel proud of about our school and what they want people to know about us!! We are very proud of our school, our students and staff and feel privileged to be a part of an amazing community. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our school.
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Ss Peter & Paul’s is a SunSmart School. We encourage you to apply sunscreen to your child during Summer. The hat is a part of our uniform and is compulsory for outdoor wear during the Summer months.
Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.
UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.
A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. While your child may not wish to wear sunglasses at school, a hat is a part of our Summer school uniform and must be worn outdoors throughout Summer.
For more information about being SunSmart, the following resources are very informative.