- Parent Memo Term 3 Week 4
- Athletics Carnival - Thursday 12 August
- Canteen News
- Save the Date - Father's Day Afternoon!
- Community Council Movie Night - Friday 10 September
- Students Not Returning in 2022
- From the Counsellor
- Equal Access to Education
- SPICE Playgroup
- Food Waste Challenge
- Parentline ACT
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Please find attached important information about the Athletics Carnival which is coming up in Week 5 on Thursday 12 August at the Calwell Playing Fields.
If you wish to nominate your child to run in the 800m event on the day, please complete the following form and return to school by Tuesday 10 August.
Please consider helping on the day! If you are able to assist please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your preferred job on the day.
Athletics Carnival Sausage Sizzle
The Canteen is organising a sausage sizzle to coincide with the Athletics Carnival on Thursday 12 August 2021.
Please place your order through QKR. Orders will close at 9.00am on Friday 6 August 2021. The order will include a sausage with sauce/no sauce and a juice for $5.00. Extra sausages can be ordered for $2.00.
We would love extra help for the sausage sizzle on the day - please let us know if you are available to assist!
On Friday 3 September we will be hosting a Father's Day afternoon from 3.00-4.30pm.
This will be instead of the Father's Day Breakfast that is in the school calendar.
More details will be coming home soon!
The Community Council is hosting a movie night!
Date: Friday 10 September (end Week 9)
Movie: Boss Baby 2
Location: Limelight Cinemas Tuggeranong
Tickets are $9.00 each and must be pre purchased on QKR!
Also available for purchase on QKR! is a mini combo (mini popcorn and mini drink) for $6.00 or a mini combo plus vanilla choc top for $9.00.
Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. A reminder that children must be accompanied by an adult and all attending must purchase a ticket.
We are currently planning for the 2022 school year and need to let Catholic Education know of our enrolment numbers for next year.
If your child will not be returning to St Francis of Assisi Primary School in 2022, we ask that you please notify us in writing by emailing email@example.com
How to be a good friend
We all want our children to be able to connect with each other and form healthy friendships. But what happens when those friendship’s start to have problems? It can be hard for children to understand why their friends aren’t talking to them or playing the same games they used to, sometimes it is a matter of time and space and sometimes it can be the start of other friendship or peer issues.
For some children, particularly those who are starting to experience problems or those who have questions about their friendships, it can be helpful for parents to be able to have a conversation about what a good friend is and how children can be good friends to one another. These can provide a basis of understanding for children, to help them to problem solve any potential issues within a friendship. Here are some suggestions for friendship rules to help start conversations between parents and children:
- Friends are kind to each other.
- Friends don’t talk about others behind their backs.
- Friends let their friends be friends with other people.
- When friends are upset with someone, they ask for space until they’re ready to talk calmly.
- If friends think someone is mad at them, they ASK what’s going on.
- Friends use “I” statements to talk about a problem and express how they are feeling.
- Friends listen to what other people have to say without arguing or interrupting.
- Friends take responsibility for their own behaviour
Student and Family Counsellor
CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn
Dear Parents and Carers within our community,
Thank you to all of you who email, ring, come to parent teacher meetings and assist us in our process of providing equal access to education. Our Personal Plans (PPs) are evidence of this and I believe our focus on equal education is benefitting our students.
On Friday the 25 the June, Catholic Education has asked all schools to finalise their PPs, ready for the Federal Government’s August Census. Part of the transparency of this process, is for parents and carers to be notified of this event. This data identifies funding needs for our school which is why it is important that information is collated and submitted to the Federal Government.
I would like to thank all of the teachers of St Francis for their diligence in implementing the right support for students and for gathering evidence. It is a HUGE job, but we are happy to assist all our students where and when they need it.
Wishing you a great break from lunches over the holidays.