A Very Special Bank Account Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar, of course!
Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow.” Therefore, there is never not enough time or too much time. Time management is decided by us alone and nobody else. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do it.
What you are is God’s gift to you… What you become is your gift to God. This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I wanted to be gain, not loss… Good, not evil… Success, not failure… In order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it
Today, our Years 3-6 students participated in the Francis Jordan School Swimming Carnival. I was most impressed with the high level of sportsmanship and encouragement shown by all who participated. It was wonderful to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves and trying their best in every event. Thanks must be extended to our multitude of parent helpers who assisted so enthusiastically on the day and to Miss Lawson for the enormous amount of effort that went into organising such an enjoyable and successful day.
Congratulations must be extended to Winning Faction Jarakot Marlins who took out the overall shield and to Kolbe Dolphins for winning the Cheering & Sportsmanship. Congratulations on a fine performance!
We also congratulate the very talented children who were awarded Champion Boys/Girl and Runner Up Campion in their respective year levels.
Reading Book Audit We are currently conducting a home reading book audit in the school. The aim of this audit is to ensure we have engaging and interesting resources to facilitate the various levels of home reading within our school. At this point in time, the audit is primarily focusing on take home readers in in junior primary. We are now ready to place an order and look forward to receiving a plethora of new, high interest and engaging home reading resources for our students.
The purchase of these resources has been made possible through the 2018 donation of $10,000 from our P&F. I thank the P&F for their active support of our students and our school.
P&F Meeting I would like to invite you to join us this evening at 7.15pm for our March P&F meeting, held in the School Library. I look forward to seeing you there.
5W Class Assembly I would like to warmly invite our parents and friends to 5 W class assembly this Friday at 8:35 AM. I look forward to seeing you there.
Upcoming Important Dates
5W Class Assembly
Student Council Leadership Day
First Holy Communion Parent Meeting at St Simon Peter Church at 7pm
Cake Sale at recess for FJNC Netball Running Club Merit Assembly at 8.35am
Merit Assembly at 8.35am Interschool Swimming Carnival No Running Club
This year, the Student Council has decided to focus the school’s Project Compassion efforts on helping school students in the Solomon Islands. Many children must travel considerable distances to get safe drinking water while at school.
$50.00 will buy five metres of guttering to attach to buildings that will then collect clean rain water for storage in tanks. $5.00 will buy a tap to attach to the rainwater tank. In this way, each $55.00 donated will ensure school children can have safe drinking water at school.
What a great way to help those in the world who are less fortunate than us!
Confirmation Enrolment The enrolment for Confirmation occurs this Saturday (March 23) at the Saint Peter Parish. If your child is receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, you are expected to take the necessary paperwork and payment. The enrolment will occur between the times of 9.30am and 11.00am.
First Communion Parent Information Evening To all parents of a child in Year 4 who are receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the Parent Information meetings will occur on Wednesday March 27 at 7.00pm OR Thursday March 28 at 7.00pm. Parents are expected to attend one of these two meetings.
Our Amazing Community Recently, a call was put out to help a family in need in our school community. For privacy reasons, specific details could not be provided. Regardless, more than 50 families / staff responded to the call. What an amazing response! This is an incredible community and an honour to belong to. Thank you to all who have responded.
Important Dates For 2019 – Sacrament Dates
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019 – SACRAMENT DATES
Saturday June 15 at 2.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church.
FIRST COMMUNION MASSES
Saturday September 14 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Sunday September 15 at 10.00am in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Saturday September 21 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Sunday September 22 at 10.00am in the Saint Simon Peter Church
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday October 29 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Thursday October 31 at 6.00pm in the Saint Simon Peter Church
Term One RE Calendar
SATURDAY MARCH 23 – 9.30am to 11.00am
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 – 7.00pm OR THURSDAY MARCH 28 – 7.00pm
First Communion Parent Information Evening
SATURDAY APRIL 6th at 6.00pm OR SUNDAY APRIL 7th at 8.00am, 10.00am or 5.00pm
First Communion Enquiry Masses
FRIDAY APRIL 12 – – 9.30 to 10.30 then 11.00 to 12.00
Term One Teacher/Parent Interviews In previous years, we have conducted parent interviews at the end of term two along with the Semester One Report. In response to parent and staff feedback, it has been decided that interviews will be conducted at the end of term one. We believe this will provide a more timely opportunity for parents to speak with teachers about their child’s progress. We are in the process of developing an online booking system rather than having sheets on classroom windows. You will be notified once a date is set and the booking system is ready.
Recently, new families to the school from Pre-Primary to Year 6 were welcomed to the school with a morning tea. Parents gathered for prayer in the Prayer Garden. The new students then made their way with their parents to plant shrubs in the garden. This continues the tradition of the founding families of the school (Currambine Catholic Primary School) who were given small plants in pots by the founding Principal, Sue Groves. Families were asked to take the small plants home and tend to them until they grew to a size where they could be planted in the school grounds. Our beautiful environment is due to many of these beautiful plants that have matured to the size they are today. After the planting ceremony, parents and students enjoyed a lovely morning tea. Thank you to the Class Reps who were able to attend and make themselves known to our new families. Photos of the morning are shown below.
Easter Egg Raffle Easter is approaching which means so is our Easter Egg raffle, which will be drawn on the last day of Term 1. We are asking that each child bring in an Easter egg of some kind (or an alternative like a colouring in book and pencils) which will be put towards the raffle while a portion of eggs we receive will be donated to St Vincent De Paul.
Thank you to those families that have gotten in early and already donated an Easter Egg. Tickets for the Easter raffle will be sent via the Kiddy Post soon. Tickets are 50 cents each. Buy as many as you want! If you have any queries regarding involvement in the P&F please do not hesitate to contact me.
Parents please be mindful that this is a FREE service that is offered to you by the Dental Health Services and they would really appreciate you returning the Dental Health Forms that your child would have received. This enables them to book in appointments etc. Thank you.
A Big heartfelt thank you to Mrs Swann, FJCS and OSH for allowing us court time between 2.30 and 4:30pm Tuesdays/Thursdays, this is usually a big expense for clubs, so your kindness is much appreciated!
Great seeing all our FJNC athletes training with such enthusiasm and joy last week!
Athletes please complete any toilet breaks, fill your water bottle up and slap on sunscreen before training commences. Our awesome Volunteer FJNC Coaches and Managers are looking forward to seeing all girls with their best smiles, abilities and attitudes at training on the courts this week.
Outstanding payments We have registered players who have not paid their fees, and we would ask you to please contact us if you would like to set up a payment plan, firstname.lastname@example.org. As we are a not for profit organisation, we ask you to please submit payment before the end of this week if it has been an admin delay. Our bank details are BSB 036-231, A/C 169 262, pls put your daughter’s name and surname on description. Emails with details will be sent out this week.
FJNC Corkers and Curly Ties We are excited to say FJNC will be selling Corkers (1 for $7) and Curly ties (2 for $10) in our colours which make the outfit pop – the athletes love them! We will sell them at game days and training days, or order them per team if you’d like to make sure your team looks the biz on game day! We only have a limited number, please send an email to email@example.com to secure your purchases please make payment to our bank account or cash on the day: BSB 036-231, A/C 169 262
Important Dates for your FJNC Calendar
Compulsory Managers Meeting 27 March & Coaches Meeting 28 March: Information sessions for all JNA Club coaches and managers are compulsory. If you are going on someone’s behalf, please write your name and their name in brackets when you sign in. This is a useful session and explains how games are played, umpired, the rules, convened and expected behaviour of all participants – players, coaches, managers and parents.
29 March 2019: Cake Sale at FJCS run by Senior U/11 team: Please could all FJNC players bring in something nut free and delicious to sell to the canteen before school starts as the cake sale will be run at recess. Last year was a fabulous turnout for St Patrick’s Day, perhaps this year we could have a sporting theme (hopefully netball features) for those who love baking! Bought goods are very much appreciated as we know it’s a big ask to bake, so please don’t feel you have to bake! If you can’t bake or buy goods, we would appreciate a small cash donation. This is a voluntary exercise and we don’t plan to do too many fundraisers this year, this cake sale is more for the girls and school’s enjoyment, everyone loves a good old-fashioned cake sale and it’s nearly holidays!
4 April 2019
Coaches, Managers and Reps Dinner
27 April 2019
First Game of the Season commences
24 August 2019
End of Winter Season
25 August 2019
Winter Wind up and Trophy Presentation
GO FJNC! See you on the FJCS netball courts next week.