National Reconciliation Week
Each year, National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join and positively contribute to the national reconciliation journey. This weekend we will enjoy a public holiday to help celebrate Reconciliation Week.
A final reminder to those who have yet to enrol for the 2021 school year. The enrolment period closes tomorrow and all enrolments need to be processed to secure your place for the new year.
Those who think they may not be at St Francis of Assisi Primary School next year (Year 6 exempt) are also asked to let us know your intentions, in writing please. Estimates regarding predicted numbers for St Francis of Assisi in 2021 must be submitted to the Catholic Education Office very soon. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
At this time of the year many of the staff and students are not well with cold and flu symptoms. If students are not well in the morning please do not send them to school. There is nothing worse than being at school when you are ill and there is always the high possibility of spreading the illness to others.
With the onset of winter I would like to remind parents of the need for students to:
- Eat nourishing food for breakfast, recess and lunch to fuel their bodies and to guard against winter ‘bugs’ and germs.
- Wear appropriate clothing to school to match the cold conditions - children may wear a NAVY beanie, coat, gloves and scarf in the cold weather.
- Not arrive at school before the teacher is on duty at 8.30am. It is too cold for them to be sitting on the outdoor seats or concrete so early in the morning.
In June and July, hats go away!
Cancer Council ACT recommends school students and teacher’s leave their hats at home or replace it with a beanie during the June and July winter months. As we enter into a period where the UV levels are (under 3) sun protection behaviour (i.e. hat wearing and sunscreen application) is discouraged due to the low risk of potential UV skin damage and the need for students to be exposed to Vitamin D.
Hats will go back on from 1 August 2020.
ACT Chief Health Officer
ACT Education has provided video resources from the ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman and Deputy Health Officer, Dr Vanessa Johnston. This video contains information for parents and carers about safety and returning to school following the period of learning from home.
Assembly Week 6
Next week Year 2 will be leading us in our assembly. They have been working very hard to face their challenges head on by using a Growth Mind Set. Their experiences during remote learning have shown them to always strive for their best. I look forward to viewing their assembly next Friday 5 June at 2.00pm. The assembly will be posted on our Facebook page on the Friday afternoon, for our community to enjoy.
Peace and Best Wishes
What is the Fantastic Five?
Children at school get together and make a group of 5. With support of the parents, the children organise a play date either after school or on the weekend.
A parent would accompany their child making a group of 10, adhering to Canberra’s social distancing laws.
This is a great way to meet new families and enable your child to connect with their friends whilst keeping themselves healthy and active.
If you would like to participate in this new initiative, please see additional information attached, fill in the form and return it to school by the end of this week.
Term 2 fee statements were emailed to all families last week. If you did not receive your statement please let me know and I can send you a new one, or update your email address if required.
Term 2 fees do not include the excursion levy of $15.00 per student.
The due date for Term 2 fees is Friday 3 July 2020. Fees may be paid by QKR!, Bpay, Direct Debit (please contact me if you would like to set one up) or credit card over the phone.
If you require any fee assistance due to COVID-19, a reminder that you must submit an application form with supporting documentation in order for your application to be assessed.
Please give me a call or email me email@example.com with any fee related queries.
Below is the reduced canteen menu that is available on Thursdays and Fridays each week.
Please note no cash or over the counter sales are available - please place your order through QKR!
- Nugget/fishfinger meal deal - 4 nuggets/4 fishfingers, corn, wedges, bake of the day, water/juice $7.50
- 2, 4 or 6 nuggets/fishfingers at 60c each
- Pie $4.50
- Sausage roll $4.00
- Macaroni cheese $4.50
- Corn $1.00
- Fruit Pie $1.00
- Baked treat $0.60
- Sauce $0.30
- Apple Juice $1.50
- Apple blackcurrant Juice $1.50
- Orange Juice $1.50
- Water $1.50
Birthday treats are also available on Thursdays and Fridays - please order through QKR! one week ahead of time.
For all canteen queries on Thursdays and Fridays, please call Jo or Sue directly on 6292 7477.
With the easing of restrictions the parish office has had a number of enquiries regarding enrolling for Confirmation, First Eucharist & First Reconciliation. These sacraments will not be celebrated this year & remain postponed until 2021. Further information will be available through schools and the Parish website and bulletin later in the year.
Corpus Christi Parish
Sat, Sun, Mon: CLOSED
Tues – Fri: 9am –1pm
02 6291 6688
The latest issue of Book Club has gone home with the children this week.
The preferred method of ordering is online, however cash orders will be accepted.
The closing date for orders is Tuesday 9 June 2020.