NEW PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT FOR 2019
It is with pleasure that we announce Mrs Patricia Vandekolk has been appointed as Principal of Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School.
Patricia is currently employed as Deputy Principal at St.Brendan’s Primary School in Flemington. She comes to us with extensive and rich experience in educational leadership in the areas of Learning and Teaching and Religious Education. She has had prior experience as Acting Principal also.
Her appointment will be effective for the 2019 school year.
Election BBQ and Cake Stall
On Election Day we came together as a community and hosted a BBQ and Cake Stall raising money for our new basketball rings that will be used by the wider community as well as our school population. Thank you to all who volunteered on this wet and chilly day. We are truly grateful for our wonderful school community.
We were proud to have joined the Doncaster RSL and wider community In a commemorative celebration showing respect to those who fought in the Great War.
We are very proud of our school community.
The morning was a big affair with many organisations and schools involved. We were asked to prepare a choir of children to perform some ‘historical’ songs that were played at the time of the Armistice, 100 years ago.
We were very happy to receive the following note of thanks from the Doncaster RSL.
“Your students looked wonderful, and also excited, I’m so pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves, and thank you for your support in this venture”
Learning and fun at school – Chess Club
We enjoyed another visit from Leonid Sandler, Chess Extraordinaire. This visit launched our Chess Club for Term 3 being held every Friday with our Seniors from Manningham visiting us every second week.
Each term our local kinders come to visit our school and we share our learning experiences with the kinder children.
Celebration of Learning Night
Our school community enjoyed presentations of visual arts, digital technologies, performing arts and a hint of language immersion all tied into our BIG question that we have been studying this term throughout our History Inquiry – ‘Why have some things changed and others stayed the same?’
Whole School Excursion
Thursday 7th June, the whole school had a wonderful trip to the city.
The trip started at the Arts Centre Melbourne to experience Engelbert Humperdinck’s version of Grimm’s timeless fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. It was a great way to start the day. The children really enjoyed seeing the witch put in the oven, they also remarked on the beautiful costumes and the characters. This production links into our current Term 2 Inquiry unit based on Respectful Relationships and The Arts.
It was then time to board the buses again for a walk and a self-guided tour at the Shrine of Remembrance. The children found this most informative and this concluded a great day! The Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations. This experience links closely to our Term 3 Geography and History Inquiry unit, War and Peace.
Channel 10 Weather
What a wonderful experience had by all on the recent weather broadcast (14 May) as our school gathered to feature on the Channel 10 weather broadcast with Mike Larkin!
The kids (and teachers) just loved it, and by the expression on faces, so did all the adults. Coming together for this event was a celebration of the Intergenerational partnership that has been established between Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School and Manningham Council’s Aged and Disability Support Services Social Support Program.
You can view the telecast by clicking on the link: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ftennewsmelb%2Fvideos%2F1789467094435033%2F&show_text=0&width=560
Manningham Council – Growing Together
We had an additional visit from the Manningham Council seniors today for a photo shoot about our intergenerational gardening program – Growing Together.
The story will run in their May edition of Manningham Matters. The story will focus on the well-being effects of intergenerational activities, and also the benefits that a community partnership can provide to stakeholders.
Well done to our soccer players who participated so successfully in the District Soccer. Congratulations to Con our coach for preparing our teams so thoroughly. Our Girls team finished in third place and our Open team came first and will now compete in the Division event next term! Well done!
What a wonderful week we’ve had in the Library. The response to our Book Fair has been incredible, thank you all for your generous support! Room 8 won the raffle to visit the fair first and Aban, last week’s star reader in Room 8, had the duty of cutting the ribbon to officially open the fair.
Students enjoyed a surprise visit from Clifford, and all students had the chance to win a $10 fair voucher by bringing their friend with paws on their library day.
Day Against Bullying
Friday 16th March was a National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and in 2018, schools are called to imagine a world free from bullying
There are great strategies for parents if your child is being bullied, bullying others or has seen bullying. This Bullying No Way Government initiative has great resources here.
Ss Peter & Pauls School is committed to working with parents should any form of bullying be an issue at school
All students will be participating in the IAAF Kids Athletics program on Fridays during Term One (Weeks 1 – 6). We welcome our coach Dennis Lazar from Athletics Australia for these sessions and are grateful for the Sporting Schools grant which has allowed our school to access this program.