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Front Office Reminders

A few quick reminders from the Front Office

  • Term 3 School fees are due this Friday 24 August
  • We have a new sign in iPad at the Front Office for visitors and volunteers. Please click here to download the app which will assist you making this process a smoother and faster experience. (At this point in time, the electronic sing in/out is not for students but we are working on changing that.)
  • Please remember to collect all of your Walkathon pledges and send them through to the school before this Thursday 23 August so that your child and their class have achance of winning one of the prizes. Our preferred method of payment is via Qkr although there is the option of Direct Deposit (or cash which is our least prefered option).
  • Don't forget to send in your fathers day stall gifts. 

Regards,
Beulah Jud-Brettingham
Office Manager

Father's Day Raffle

A friendly reminder to any families able to donate a prize toward our Father's Day Raffle. Please contact Brigitta or Kristy for information

Canteen CLOSED tomorrow

Please note that due to the Walkathon tomorrow Friday 17 August, the Tuckshop will be closed for lunches and service. 

Please contact the Tuckshop at htpstuckshop@gmail.com if you have already placed an order for lunches.

Regards,
Kirsty

URGENT - Walkathon Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of a few volunteers for the walkathon. Particularly ‘First Aiders’ and Checkpoint Monitors. These minimum numbers are required to ensure the safety of our kids on Friday and to make sure that we have enough people to monitor the walkathon route.

To sign up to help out on the day please click here.

Parents and Carers are most welcome to join us and walk with their children - please let your class teacher know so they are aware of who will be joining them. If you are planning to attend the walkathon to walk with your Child’s Class.

Please remember that all volunteers are required to sign into the school as a visitor at the Front Office before heading down to join the children.

Regards,
Jennifer Graham
Walkathon Coordinator

URGENT - Workathon Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of a few volunteers for the walkathon. Particularly ‘First Aiders’ and Checkpoint Monitors. These minimum numbers are required to ensure the safety of our kids on Friday and to make sure that we have enough people to monitor the walkathon route.

To sign up to help out on the day please click here.

Parents and Carers are most welcome to join us and walk with their children - please let your class teacher know so they are aware of who will be joining them. If you are planning to attend the walkathon to walk with your Child’s Class.

Please remember that all volunteers are required to sign into the school as a visitor at the Front Office before heading down to join the children.

Regards,
Jennifer Graham
Walkathon Coordinator

2018 Walkathon - This Friday 17 August

Walkathon is this Friday, How are your sponsorships going
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Last Tuesday we launched the Holy Trinity 2018 Walkathon. This year our walkathon is specifically targeted at raising money for Robotics. Beck Casey and Harry O demonstrated some of the amazing skills, lessons and fun that Robotics is and how it intergrates across the Curriculum through our Inquiry based learning.  All the children were enthralled and buzz started. They may come home over the next few weeks humming to “This is the greatest Show”… Or walking like robots…

This year we would like to encourage parents and carers to help us out and “Keep the Cash” and make a deposit through QKR. This speeds up our process and means that our Parent Volunteers don’t have to worry about collecting and depositing large amounts of cash, it also automates record keeping so our fabulous prizes are all worked out quickly!  Sponsorship Form should have come home in schoolbags yesterday – please keep an eye out for them.

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As always, these big events rely on the wonderful parent and carer volunteer community. Please consider coming along and enjoying a few hours outdoors with the kids – we need First Aiders, Safety Monitors and plenty of enthusiasm!   and means that our Parent Volunteers don’t have to worry about collecting and depositing large amounts of cash, it also automates record keeping so our fabulous prizes are all worked out quickly!  Sponsorship Form should have come home in schoolbags yesterday – please keep an eye out for them.

Please click here for the Roster. 

Regards,
Jen Graham
Walkathon Coordinator

URGENT - Kindergarten Museum Excursion Permission Note

Thank you to those who have already completed this permission note. We still have some children who have not submitted the note online. If you have not done so, can you please fill in the form via the link below immediately so that your child does not miss out on the excursion.

Kindergarten will be going on an excursion to the National Museum of Australia on Tuesday, 14 August 2018.

Please click here to complete the permission note so that your child can attend.

Regards,
Bridget, Trina and Brigitta
Kindergarten Classroom Teachers

Father's Day Stall Gifts.

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The Fathers’ Day stall will be held on Friday, 31 August

Each child is asked to bring in a small gift for the stall.

For a gold coin donation, children will be able to select a gift from the stall (proceeds to the P&F).

Please send in your gifts now!!

We recommend a gift worth about $7 - $12.  Some ideas... magazines, gardening stuff, mugs, socks, lollies, books, toiletries, key rings, movie tickets, DVD’s...

The list goes on! It doesn’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful.

Please wrap your gifts in cellophane or clear plastic and

send in the gift as soon as possible so we can make sure there are enough gifts for the children to purchase.

**Mum or other non-Dad Helpers are also needed.  If you can spare an hour or two Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th or the morning of Friday, August 31, please call or email Sarah on 0478 877 819 or nathansarah@bigpond.com

Regards,
Sarah
Father's Day Stall Coordinator

Illnesses within the school

We currently have a number of illnesses doing the rounds of the school.

  • Impetigo (School Sores) - 

    It is school policy that children with cases of impetigo should be excluded from school until appropriate treatment has begun and sores on exposed surfaces are covered with a watertight dressing.

  • Chicken Pox (Confirmed) - 

    Please click here to read the ACT Health Fact Sheet on chicken Pox

  • Tummy Bug - 

    It is school policy that children with cases of vomiting or diahorrea should be excluded from school for 24 hours from the last instance of either vomiting or diahorrea.

With the number of cases being reported we ask all parents to keep home sick children so that we can try to limit the spread of these illnesses.

Reminder 2018 Catholic Schools Netball Carnival Registration

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those families who have already submitted there children's registrations for this year's Catholic Schools Netball Carnival. If you intend for your child to participate in the carnival and have not yet submitted your child's registration, can you please do so as soon as posible as we are starting to look at teams this week.

St Monica’s is delighted to host the 2018 Catholic Primary Schools Netball Carnival.

Venue: Tuggeranong Netball Association Courts, Were Street Calwell ACT 2905

Date:     Saturday 20 October 2018

To register your child in this year's carnival, please click here.

Registration Fees

A fee of $30 per competitor is required to enter the carnival. The registration fee includes a food voucher (a sausage sandwich, a fruit drink, a piece of fruit and a bag of chips) per competitor. If your child has any dietary requirements, please ensure you let the school know on the registration form for catering purposes. Competitors will also receive information to assist them and their team in participating for the day.

In the event that the safety of participants is perceived as being placed at an unacceptable risk or the grounds are closed due to wet weather, the event will be cancelled. If this occurs, it is not practical to reschedule or refund team registration fees.

Whilst there will be plenty of netball, there will also be other activities on the day to keep the young at heart entertained. For your convenience, there will also be food stalls selling a range of sweet and savoury items so remember to bring some cash along on the day.

There will be several water refill stations around the grounds on the day, though we recommend each child brings along plenty of water.  It is also advisable to bring a hat and sunscreen as it could be a warm spring day.

St Monica’s Primary School community is looking forward to hosting this exciting event for the primary schools of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. We hope to see many of our school communities at this fun-filled day.

Registrations close on the 17th August 2018.

Like the St Monica’s Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/2018catholicschoolsnetballcarnivalcanberra/ and receive all the exciting updates, upcoming events, news and draws (when available).

 

Kind Regards,

Michael Feerick

Sports Coordinator