Prep 100 Days Celebrations
Our Prep students thoroughly enjoyed their 100 day celebrations. The time has gone so quickly and our Prep students are learning so much – they are on a wonderful journey with all of us!
As a celebration and culmination of our learning during term two in Inquiry ‘Why Does It Matter?’, we attended the ‘Scienceworks’ Museum in Spotswood. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, making new connections with the term’s learning and discovering new information and learning. Climbing to new levels!!
Year 5/6 Camp – Phillip Island Adventure Resort
It was a wonderful opportunity for our Senior students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things on Yr 5/6 Camp to Phillip Island Adventure Resort—and the weather did not hamper things at all. With one of the intended outcomes of camp to be to try new things, this goal was certainly achieved when all students attempted the flying fox and most students had a go at the giant swing—some big kids did too! It was a very enjoyable camp with students participating enthusiastically in all activities.
Year 6 Sacrament of Confirmation
It was a lovely celebration last Friday night for our Confirmation Candidates and their families. Congratulations to all our students who looked great, read well and participated fully. It was wonderful to see so many of our community present to witness this special occasion. We thank the staff for their support and make special mention of the work of Susan Harrison and Tracey Baxter in preparing the students and the celebration.
School Athletics Day
We held our Athletics Day again at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track and although a little chilly, it did not stop students, staff and parents from witnessing and encouraging the efforts of all
children in running their fastest, throwing the furthest and jumping the longest they could. The smiles and laughter were evidence of the enjoyable time had by all. We congratulate Spillane on successfully attaining the highest points for the day and taking home the Athletics Trophy. Well done Spillane!
I congratulate all the students on their efforts, their cheering, their good sports-personship and their cooperation on the day. Thank you to the House Captains on their leadership, encouragement and organisation. Thank you to the parents and families who assisted with events, marshalling and scoring. Thank you to the families who attended and supported everyone. And thank you to the staff for their coordination and organisation. Another great effort by all!
Year 5/6 Excursion – Parliament House & St Patrick’s Cathedral
Our Year 5 and 6 students headed off on an excursion to delve deeper into our Inquiry unit ‘Who Am I? Who Are You?’. This visit enabled the students to build upon their knowledge and understanding of our state political system, and make the connection that Australia is a democracy with local governments and a federal government. It has helped us to learn more about who makes the rules, the laws and how the structure of the legal system works and what it means to be an Australian citizen and how people can participate in decision making.
Our visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral was to build knowledge and understanding of the Catholic traditions. See the features of the cathedral’s interior and exterior, the cathedral’s history, the symbols and the meanings of religious elements. We have learnt more about the Catholic story in Australia.
Summer Sports Carnival
Our Years 4, 5 and 6 students were invited by the North Box Hill District to a ‘Round Robin Day’ for the Inter-School Summer Sports Carnival. The students played softball, newcombe and Hot Shots tennis and had a great day of sport, friendship and fun!
Bully No Way Action Day
On Monday afternoon this week, our students gathered in their house teams for our BULLYING– NO WAY ACTION DAY. Students explored the importance of creating an environment here at Ss Peter & Paul’s that is respectful and inclusive and free from any type of bullying. Team members worked together to create a poster promoting a respectful school.
Opening School Year Liturgy and Welcome BBQ
Building a strong school community is important in creating a sense of belonging and shared values. Our Opening School Year Liturgy and Welcome BBQ was an opportunity for us to gather together and was made all the more special by the number of students, families and staff in attendance. To induct our Student Leaders and be present as they pledged to be the best model of a Ss Peter & Paul’s student they can be, was wonderful. The Commissioning of Staff and our Parent Representatives on the School Advisory Board finished off a prayerful celebration of our school theme Peace Be With You.
District Swimming Carnival
Our swimmers last week did our school proud. Our 18 students represented the school brilliantly in what were some very hot conditions. We congratulate the efforts of all students. Congratulations to Alexandra (Rm 8), Carla (Rm 12) and Ashley (Rm 12) who were successful in going on to the next round. They all represented Ss Peter & Paul’s last Monday with highly commendable results. Well done team SsPP!