FOMM Mother’s Day Stall
A very big THANK YOU to the FOMM Team and parent helpers for the FOMM Mother’s Day Stall. It was a beautiful opportunity for students to purchase a selection of gifts on offer and to have something to give to their mum on Mother’s Day. We hope all our mums have a relaxing day, full of love, laughter and happy memories to cherish for year to come. Happy Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Breakfast and Assembly – Friday 7 May
The Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held tomorrow, Friday 7 May, with Bacon and Egg Rolls being served from 7.30 am – 8.30 am in the Allen Hall and outside on the basketball courts. Thank you to all families who indicated their attendance. Please ensure the following COVID-19 safety rules are followed:
Please do not attend if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 including:
- Dry cough
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Rash on skin or discolouration of fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Loss of speech or movement
Please ensure you register via the QR code in the Allen Hall foyer OR if your phone is not working, please indicate your attendance / contact details on the sheet provided
Please ensure you stay in your family groupings and adhere to social distancing requirements. Weather permitting, chairs will be placed both inside the Allen Hall and outside on the basketball courts.
Windows and doors will be left open in the Allen Hall to ensure adequate ventilation.
Hand sanitising stations will be set up in the Allen Hall foyer and on tables in the Allen Hall for use on entering and throughout the morning if required.
The Mother’s Day Breakfast will be followed by prayer in your child’s classroom from 8.30 – 8.50 am. At 9.00 am, we will celebrate our Mother’s Day Assembly in the Allen Hall. We look forward to celebrating this very special time with our mums.
Celebration of Learning
Our warmest congratulations to Emma, Telina, Tyler, Scarlett, Georgia, Sienna, Roman, Douie, Amalia and Jessica on their achievements in the recent District Cross Country. We wish the students all the very best in the next event - the Casey North Division – Good Luck!
Yesterday students participated in a practice Evacuation Drill as part of our Emergency Management Plan. All students, staff and visitors safely assembled on the Small Oval and everyone was accounted for in under 20 minutes. We will continue to practice drills each term as part of our Emergency Management planning.
Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)
In early 2021, our school, along with thousands of others across the country will begin preparations for the fifth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). The AEDC gives us a national picture of the development, health and wellbeing of children in their first year of full-time school. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and develop better policies to target support for children and families. Students don’t miss any class time, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census. To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website: www.aedc.gov.au. If you have any questions, or would like to opt out of the census, please contact Sally Lane or Claire Giles – Foundation Teachers.
Insight SRC Surveys
The Insight SRC Survey is due to be completed by Friday 7 May. The Insight SRC Survey data provides valuable evidence for the school leadership team in understanding the current culture of our school and assists in the development of necessary climate which support and sustain expert teacher practice and improved student learning outcomes. Staff, selected parents and students from both the Middle and Senior levels have been asked to complete the survey and we look forward to analysing the results to ensure continued growth on our school improvement journey.
From late May 2021, crews will begin installing flexible safety barriers on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road, between Thompsons Road in Cranbourne and Fox Road in Narre Warren North, with works taking place Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Works on this project are expected to be completed in 2021, weather permitting. You can find out more on the project at https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/narre-warren-cranbourne-road-and-narre-warren-north-road-safety-improvements
First Eucharist Enrolment and Parent only workshop will be held tonight Thursday 6th May at 7.00pm in the Church. Parents are required to attend only one enrolment workshop. Attendance is mandatory if you wish to prepare your child for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we request only one parent attend the workshop. This is a parent only workshop and children are not required to attend. If for any reason you miss the enrolment night, or cannot make it to any other meeting/workshop, we request you to wait until the following year, as the parish is unable to offer any catch up workshops for those who are unable to attend. An enrolment levy of $50 is payable via CDFPay www.olhc.cdfpay.org.au which will be available from 18th April 2021. Please bring your receipt number to the enrolment night. For more information please refer to the Sacrament Program Booklet 2021 on the parish website www.olhc.org.au.
School and Grade Mass and Reconciliation Celebrations have resumed this term. Parents and friends are welcome to join students during liturgical celebrations. Adherence to COVID safe plans applies when assembling. Current restrictions apply as per announcements by Victorian Government and guidelines directed by DOSCEL.
For the month of May the following celebrations are planned:
- FSL & 6RJ – 13/5/21
- Whole School Mass celebrating Catholic Education Week 27/5/21
The three Parish Schools will join together during Mass on Saturday 22nd May 2021, 6pm at OLHC Church to celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia. Please mark this event in your calendar. We would like to see many Mary MacKillop school families attend and together with Don Bosco and Trinity Schools help to bring to life the theme of this year’s special event Faith in the Future.
A number of students will be taking part in a combined choir, as well as participating in the Entrance and Offertory procession.
Trinity Families is a charity which operates to provide funding for service providers who support families in the Gippsland and outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It makes annual distributions to charities from the monies earned from its trust fund investments. Disbursements are made without reference to faith or denomination and are overseen by independent trustees. To support this important charity in the Diocese of Sale, the MacKillop Kids Group members are initiating a Badge Making Fundraiser.
All children in the school will have an opportunity to design and make their own special badge for Family Week. A small $2 donation for each badge will be collected. All monies raised will go directly to the Bishop’s Trinity Fund. All cash donations will need to be directed to your child’s class teacher.
Catholic Care Speaker Rozanne, will be presenting at the Mother’s Day Assembly tomorrow Friday 7th May 9.00am. Rozanne a representative from Catholic Care and will join us sharing important information around the work of Catholic Care Victoria. Each year schools are asked to provide opportunity to support this vital organisation in a financial way. Breakfast that morning is provided and a small donation to Catholic Care would be greatly appreciated. Drop a gold coin or two in the provided collection tins when you collect your egg and bacon roll. All proceeds will be directed to Catholic Care Victoria
Jesus commands his disciples to love one another.
In next week’s Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus told his disciples that he began the process of loving, and now it would be their turn to follow his example. Since we are also followers of Jesus, we must follow his example too.
Pray the Rosary during the Month of May
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Information
Mary MacKillop Primary School is one of the three Parish Primary Schools belonging to the Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians, Narre Warren within the Diocese of Sale. Fr Brendan Hogan is our Parish Priest and Fr Isuru Weliwatte is our Assistant Priest. We are grateful for their ongoing prayers, involvement and support of the students, families and staff of Mary MacKillop School.
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Parenting for emotionally healthy kids Raising children and young people to reach emotional maturity is an important part of parenting. It’s a constant process that takes time, attention and work. Article attached for your reading pleasure.
In Discover Center, Year 1 and 2 students have had great fun learning about algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions designed to perform a specific task.
Year 1 and 2 students read the book ‘How to code a Sandcastle’ and created the set of instructions to build their own sandcastles outside. They also made mazes using coding cards.
CROSS COUNTRY - OMISSION FROM LAST WEEK’S NEWSLETTER
The results of the 12 Year old girls race from our House Cross Country was omitted from last week's newsletter. They were as follows:
- 1st - Jessica
- 2nd - Amalia
- 3rd - Felicia
- 4th - 8th- Sienna H, Mia Di C, Rehana, Sophie, Madeline
DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY
On Tuesday May 4, our school Cross Country Team made up of 53 students from year 3-6 braved the cold, wet and blustery conditions to participate in the Berwick District Cross Country Carnival at Sweeney Reserve. They all did a fantastic job in this challenging event. Special congratulations to the following students who finished in the top 10 in their race and have now qualified for the Division carnival on Wednesday June 2nd.
- 9/10 years girls - Emma - 6th, Telina, - 8th
- 9/10 years boys - Tyler - 8th
- 11 years girls - Scarlett - 1st, Georgia - 6th, Sienna M - 10th.
- 11 years boys - Roman - 5th, Douie - 6th
- 12 years girls - Amalia - 4th, Jessica - 6th