Feast of All Saint’s Liturgy We warmly invite our families and friends to join us this Friday at 11am for our All Saints Liturgy in the Sue Grove’s Hall. All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. I look forward to seeing you there.
P&F Quiz Night This Friday night our wonderful P&F will be holding the Francis Jordan Quiz Night. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. We look forward to an incredible evening. Many thanks to our P&F for their efforts in organising the event.
Zion Fernandez Shave for a Cure Fundraiser One of our beautiful students, Zion Fernandez, is shaving his head for cancer on Friday 15 November at 11am in the Sue Groves Hall. We invite our families and community members to join us in supporting Zion and this very noble cause.
Should you wish to support Zion, you can do so via the link HERE. All funds raised go directly to the Cancer Council. Thank you for your support!
Save the Date: Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting takes place at 6.00pm on Thursday 28 November in the school library. At this meeting our P&F and School Board will present their reports and staffing for 2020 will be announced. Please mark this date in your diary.
The P&F and School Board nomination forms are available HERE. I would ask that you seriously consider offering yourself for nomination on either of these associations. It is a wonderful way in which parents can actively contribute to the school as both focus on providing the very best for our students.
Jordan Anthony Visit Last Friday Jordan Anthony, a contestant on The Voice Kids and Australia’s entrant in Junior Eurovison, visited our school and performed one of his original songs for us. As well as dazzling us with his incredible vocals, Jordan opened his heart and spoke at length about his experience with bullying in school. Jordan’s message was inspirational and he encouraged everyone to not allow themselves to be a victim of bullying, and also encouraged our students to follow their dreams and celebrate their own gifts and talents.
Jordan then spent some time speaking with parents and students and visiting classrooms to speak one on one with our students. It was an incredible opportunity for our students and we will be watching him closely as he performs in Poland at Eurovision next month.
Thank you & Goodbye Ms Menagh This week we congratulate Ms Vicki Menagh on her appointment to Whitford’s Catholic Primary School as their new Finance Officer. I know you will join me in congratulating Vicki on her appointment. On behalf of the community I would like to thank her for her 19 years of service to Francis Jordan and wish her well in her future endeavours. Vicki will begin her new role on Monday 11 November. The recruitment for a new Finance Officer for Francis Jordan has begun and I will endeavour to keep you updated.
Year Three Reconciliation We congratulate our Year Three students who made their First Reconciliation last evening. Reconciliation is an incredibly private sacrament and it was wonderful to see our students conduct themselves with such reverence and grace. I thank Mr Purcell, Miss Walker and Mrs Dunne for preparing the students for the sacrament.
Kindergarten & Pre Kindy 2020 We still have a number of places available for Kindergarten and Pre Kindy 2020. May I ask our families to please see Mrs Nagy in the office to book an appointment to have your Kindergarten or Pre Kindy interview as offers are currently being made and numbers are being confirmed.
Merit Assembly I would like to invite our parents to join us for our for our Merit Assembly on Friday at 8.30am. I look forward to seeing you there.
Upcoming Important Dates • 29 October: First Reconciliation Ceremony 6pm • 30 October: P&F Meeting at 7.15pm, Interschool Athletics Carnival • 31 October: Head Boy & Girl Speeches • 1 November: P&F Quiz Night, Merit Assembly at 8.30am, All Saint’s Day Liturgy at 11 am • 7 November: Leadership Applications to be submitted by Year Five for 2020 • 8 November: 4W Assembly, Nitro Athletics Carnival
First Reconciliation Ceremonies Please pray for our Year 3 students who are making the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week. One ceremony was held last night at the Saint Simon Peter Church and the other ceremony will occur tomorrow evening at the same venue.
All Saints Liturgy On Friday, we will celebrate a liturgy in the school hall for the Feast of All Saints. The liturgy will be held at 11.00am and all parents are warmly invited to attend. Each child from Pre-Primary to Year 6 is asked to bring in an item to place on the prayer focus. This can be one of three things: 1. A photo of a loved one who has passed away. 2. A prayer written on a small card (no larger than A5) for a loved one who has died 3. A picture of a saint that your family holds dear (no larger than A5).
Literacy Blocks – Spotlight on Year One! In Year One, in Talk 4 Writing, we have been learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have made our very own story maps to show the steps of the story. In Reading, we have been learning how to perform Reader’s Theatre with Mrs Martin. This group was learning to perform The Gingerbread Man. The teacher guided group has been focusing on describing words about horses. (Mrs Jenna Crosby and Miss Megan Groves)
2020 Book Lists 2020 class booklists have now been constructed and are in their final stages with our supplier, Campion. This year we have made a real effort to keep our book lists around $100, as we understand that this can be a huge expense for families at the beginning of every school year. Book lists will be distributed to parents via email; there will not be any paper copies this year.
Semester Two Reports and SEQTA Engage At the end of the Term Four (Wednesday 11 December) reports will go out to parents via an app called SEQTA Engage. You will receive an email in the coming weeks to allow you to create your logins and passwords. Once you have created these logins you will gain access to your children’s reports when they are distributed. Reports grades and comments are based on Term Three and Term Four work only. The grading scales used are as follows: A The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for this year level. B The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for this year level. C The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for this year level. D The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level. E The student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected for this year level.
Learning Area Effort – student work scale: O Outstanding VG Very good S Satisfactory I Inconsistent U Unsatisfactory
Hello to all our OSHClub families, we hope you had a lovely school holiday!
Walk-ins/ Late Bookings Please be aware that our numbers are growing during the BSC and ASC. Due to this, we will not be accepting walk-ins as we will be over our educator to child ratio 1:10. If you do require a late booking, please try to contact us a day before to ensure we can provide care for your child/ children.
This week’s goal is: Children becoming involved Learners.
They will achieve this goal through various activities such as:
• Abstract art • Crossword puzzles • Group games • Role play: Emergency Service role-play • Plus, many more!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Below is some valuable information for new parents and any changes that have been made to policies or procedures at OSHClub. • At NO TIME are your children out of our sight. We pride ourselves on being vigilant and our priority is the safety and wellbeing of your child. • Please understand that from 2.40 pm we have children arriving after school to OSHClub. It is essential we are greeting each child, ensuring that they are safely within our boundaries and we are often busy collecting smaller children from their classroom. • Due to the above please understand our need for you to contact us between 7-9 am or after 3 pm in the afternoon to discuss any issues. f we do not answer your call, we are involved with the children. Please leave a text message and we will get back to you asap. • If you have any difficulties or problems with your Account, you must contact our Customer Service Accounts number on 1300 395 735.
Parents please note: We are not permitted to have anyone on the premises prior to 7 am or after 6 pm. This is non-negotiable and if you are unable to drop/collect your child within the time frame you will need to organize an alternative person to drop/collect your child.
YOUR BOOKING IS NOT CONFIRMED UNLESS YOU HAVE HAD WRITTEN OR VERBAL COMMUNICATION FROM US. You may note that we have places available although this does not represent the Educator/child ratio which is what determines if we are able to add a booking. This ratio is 1:10 (one educator to 10 children) Everything that we do is for the benefit of your child’s health and wellbeing. We continually strive to make OSHClub an enjoyable experience which is stimulating and fun for all the children. Our Weekly Program and menu is displayed in the undercover area for your viewing.
Below is important regarding medical conditions: • Any medication and the required forms that your child may need. (If you are unsure of the forms required for your child please do not hesitate to ask.) • We keep a copy of expiry dates and email you with new forms and medication reminders a few weeks prior to expiration. Please note that your child will be unable to attend OSHClub if they do not have their correct forms and medication required.
PARENTS PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A HAT, AND JACKET AS THE WEATHER IS BECOMING ALOT COLDER.
We look forward to seeing during the week. If you have any queries regarding your Account, Bookings or Cancellations, please contact our Customer Service Team on 1300 395 735.
Warm Regards Diana, Sophie and Hanaa. Your OSHClub Team
Parent Information OSHC program phone: 0419 091 841
OSHClub Head Office: All families must be enrolled to attend the program, remember this is Free!! Please create an account online at www.oshclub.com.au all bookings and cancellations can also be managed via your online account. For on the day bookings please contact the Coordinator direct at the program.