- Message from the Principal
- Term Dates, Public Holidays and School Closure Dates
- Important Dates Regarding Buses
- IMPORTANT - PAM (Parent Access Module) Roll Out - link and information
- Siblings Foundation Enrolments for 2022 to be completed by 21st May 2021
- 2022 Foundation Open Days and Enrolment Information
- St Thomas' Choir - Sale Eisteddfod
- Matilda March - Pet stock Interschool Showjumping
- Winter Sport
- Tuck Shop Lunch Order Menu / Over the counter sales & Canteen Roster
- School Photos 9th June 2021
- Merit Awards
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
NAPLAN testing took place this week and there was an opportunity for students who were absent to complete make up tests today. There will also be another opportunity next week.
We remind families that NAPLAN is one of many assessments that take place throughout the year and your child’s teacher will be able to chat to you about your child’s learning during Parent /Teacher Interviews that are scheduled for the end of term. Online registrations will open in a few weeks time.
It has been necessary to reschedule PSG meetings for the term and they will take place on either of the following dates, Monday May 17th, May 24th and May 31st. Reception will contact participating families.
We thank families for supporting our uniform policy. A reminder, that the school jumper is to be worn during winter and is not to be replaced by the school jacket. The school jacket is an optional extra to be worn over the jumper for warmth or it may be worn with the sports uniform. Likewise, the fleecy windcheater does not replace the winter jumper, it is a sports uniform item.
Please label all new items and any uniform items that may have been passed down to siblings or friends. It just makes it easier to return items. If your child accidentally brings home another child’s uniform item, please return it to your child’s teacher. If labelled, it can be returned easily.
UP & COMING EVENTS
We are able to confirm swimming will take place next term. Kemp Aquatics will run the program at the Aqua Energy Swimming Complex. Details will be released prior to the end of term. The first lesson will take place on Friday, Week One, Term Four.
The Winter Sports Competition will take place on May 25th. Netball, Soccer and AFL will be played on the day. We also have eleven children heading to the district Cross Country next week and we wish them well.
The school choir will be participating in the Sale Eisteddfod. This will be a virtual event.
A video recording will be made of the children singing and shared with judges. A note went home yesterday to seek permission for the video filming to take place.
Once again, we congratulate Matilda March for her efforts in the Boneo Equestrian Show Jumping Event. Matilda was placed ninth out of forty seven competitors.
Lunch orders will be available next Friday, May 21st. A menu list was sent home to families with details of how to order. Thank you to our volunteers who are able to assist.
Thank you also to parents who were able to attend the Volunteer Induction. Referee checks will be completed once forms are returned and Working With Children Checks have been completed.
A reminder to please use the QR scanner when visiting the school or complete a Visitor Declaration form. On wet days, the scanners will be located under the verandahs near the classrooms or upon entry into the hall.
We look forward to the sacrament of Confirmation to be celebrated on the weekend of May 22nd & May 23rd. Please keep the candidates in your prayers.
]Enjoy your weekend
Anita & Staff
2021 SCHOOL TERM DATES
TERM 2 - Monday 19th April - Thursday 24th June
TERM 3 - Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
TERM 4 - Monday 4th October - Thursday 17th December
|Monday 14th June||Queen's Birthday|
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
|Friday 25th June||Curriculum Planning|
IMPORTANT DATES FOR BUSES 2021
Friday 11th June NO BUSES RUNNING
Monday 14th June Queens Birthday NO BUSES RUNNING
Friday 25th June School Closure Day
Monday 12th July First Day of Term 3
Friday 17th September Last day of term 3. Buses leave at 2.20pm instead of 3.20pm
Monday 4th October First Day of Term 4
Tuesday 2nd November Melbourne Cup Day NO BUSES RUNNING
New PAM (Parent Access Module) Roll Out
We still have some families who have not completed there PAM accounts, please follow the instructions below and contact the office if you require your Parent Code. Please remember to complete the mecdical profile also.
To access PAM, please click HERE and enter your login credentials to proceed to your account.
Please note you may only have one shared active family account per household, please contact the office if you have any queries.
If you need your login credentials or a password reset, please contact our reception officers on 5144 1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week our choir will perform on site for the Sale Eisteddfod. Unfortunately, because of restrictions, parents are unable to attend. Our choir will perform 2 songs and have been working hard in preparation for the performance. I look forward to announcing the results in the coming weeks.
A permission form is avaiable on PAM for Choir students and is to be completed before Monday 17th May 2021.
Students in Grade 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to represent St Thomas’ at the SSV Winter Sport competition on Tuesday 25th May in either Netball, AFL or Soccer. Each team will play a round robin competition and finals against teams from schools in our local district. Students have nominated the sport they will like to be considered for, and where required, will participate in try-outs over the coming weeks. In order to allow all of our students to participate, we will require parent assistance for each of the events. If you are interested in coaching, umpiring or scoring any of the above sports and have completed the school induction program, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the student office or email Mrs Duffield at email@example.com
CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 2
|Canteen Roster Term 2 2021||Fridays 12:50pm - 1:40pm|
|Week||Date||Volunteer 1||Volunteer 2||Reserve|
|5||21 May 2021||Grace Duffield||Toni de Groot||Lauren Pini|
|6||28 May 2021||Katie Whitfield||Mikaela Fowler||Chloe Stewart|
|7||4 June 2021||Crystal McMillan||Sara Harris||Gabrielle Waterman|
|8||11 June 2021||Kim Reid||Emily Jones||Michelle Brewis|
|9||18 June 2021||Lorissa Whykes||Christine Kemp||Tracey Crane|
|Foundation CB||Piper Jeremiah & Xavier Kennedy|
|Foundation MP||Bailey Johnstone & Olivia Burgess|
|Grade 1JB||Johnny Grundy & Evie Henderson|
|Grade 1MI||Miya Bird, Addison Morelli & Jensen Schaefer|
|Grade 2MB||Vienna Nikolajew,m Parker Jagielka & Archie Sanders|
|Grade 2MG||Nash Armstrong & William Bendall|
|Grade 3AP||Lily Holmes & Ari Dyce|
|Grade 3JW||Kobi Atkinson|
|Grade 4BG||Summah Coleman & Jesse March|
|Grade 4KG||Zoe Eldering, Ben Moon, Beth Kelly & Allie Haskew|
|Grade 5CG||Aishah Tirhazouine & Nate Brady|
Ruby Whitfield & Izabella Ramirez
|Grade 6BL||Tessa Brayshaw & Brydee Little|
|Grade 6PB||Ashly Reid & Henry Huynh|
The term two 2021 Parentzone Gippsland Newsletter is available to download from the Anglicare Victoria website.
Please click on the following direct link to download a copy - https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/about-us/newsletters/gippsland-parentzone-term-2-2021/