- From the Principal
- Important Dates
- RE News
- Congratulations School Leaders for 2021
- 2021 School Fees
- 2021 Class Equipment List
- 2021 Swimming Carnival
- Year 6 Graduation Celebration
- Class of the Week... 5/6J!!
- Lame Joke
- Uniform Shop
- Bus Passes
- Wushka - Reading over the Holidays
- 50% Sibling Fee Discount
- Christmas and January Community Mass Times
- Community News
As the year comes to a close I am extremely grateful to all the students, staff and families for their efforts in what has been a challenging year. What I am most grateful for is that we are all well and the efforts we made to stop the initial spread of Covid have paid off. We hope in the new year we can return to a more normal way of running the school. Your support and understanding has been terrific. Thanks sincerely to all families.
Our student leaders have done a terrific job and my thanks to all the students striving to be welcoming, studying hard and to follow our motto- To Lead, To Learn, To Love.
My thanks to some of the less seen workers at our school - Di the canteen, our cleaner Vicki and Steve our Groundsperson.
Thanks to Father Joshy and Father Alex for their support of our spiritual needs.
Thanks to Tracey for her smooth running of our Front Office and Caitlan who has supported her in the second half of the year. My thanks to the School Executive Garreth, Louise and Greg for many hours of extra work.
The staff here do an extraordinary job and strive to be kind, caring and understanding in what are very demanding roles. I hope they enjoy their well earned break.
To all the students, staff and families leaving the school I thank them for their contribution to our community and I wish them well for the future.
Thanks to all for their hard work and I wish all a lovely break.
To all- May Christ bless you and may you have a Happy and Holy Christmas.
My thanks to the Muldrew family who are donating some money towards upgrading our ipads in 2021. It is appreciated.
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The council would like to thank long time members Stacey Writer & Matthew Cockburn for their work at the school and on the council. We wish them well.
Term 4 2020
Friday 11 December- K-2 Swimming
- Semester 2 Reports sent home
Monday 14 December- K-2 Awards Presentation 10am via Zoom
Tuesday 15 December- 3-6 Awards Presentation 12:30pm via Zoom
Wednesday 16 December- Last Day Term 4 - Casual clothes day- Students may bring electronic devices at own risk
School Holidays - Thursday 17 December 2020 - Thursday 28 January 2021
UNIFORM SHOP SCHOOL HOLIDAYS OPENING HOURS
Friday 22 January 9-10am & Wednesday 27 January 5-6pm
Term 1 2021
Friday 29 January - Students Yrs 1-6 Return to school
Monday 1 February - Kindergarten 1st day
Tuesday 2 February - Swimming Carnival Yrs 3-6 (full details in this newsletter)
- Uniform shop open 9-9:30am (new day)
Wednesday 3 February - Kindergarten rest day (at home)
Tuesday 9 February - Uniform Shop open 9-9:30 (new day)
Wednesday 10 February - Kindergarten rest day (at home)
Before the end of the term...
- Please return the permission note for the Swimming Carnival
- If you have recieved a note regarding unexplained absences please return it to the office before the end of the year
- Please organise payment of any Canteen IOU's
- If you have recieved a slip regarding overdue library books please return them
- Remind children to come and look for missing items in lost property during break time.
Important dates after the end of term...
- Uniform shop School Holiday opening hours - Friday 22 January 9-10am & Wednesday 27 January 5-6pm
- First day Term 1 2021 Friday 29 January (for yrs 1-6 ONLY)
- Kindergarten first day Monday 1 February, with at home rest days on Wednesday 3 & Wednesday 10 February (week 2 & 3)
- School Swimming Carnival Tuesday 2 February (week 2)
General things to remember...
- The uniform shop opening day will change to Tuesdays 9-9:30am from Term 1 2021.
- If you need to hand out birthday party invitations at school please drop them to the office and the class teacher will distribute them on behalf of your child
- Please remember to ensure your child has a water bottle with them at school as the school bubblers are still turned off due to COVID, and with the warmer weather many children are needing more to drink during the day
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
A massive thank you to all the students and families who have donated items to the Christmas Appeal. Our donations have been collected. You can still donate items or money directly to St Vincent de Paul (in Verner St, opposite Market Place).
SCHOOL LEADERS 2021
Boys: Bailey Harvey-Lynn Girls: Chloe Reynolds
Boys: Noah Beardmore Girls: Ruby Harvey-Lynn
Boys: Jachob Payne Girls: Paige Kennedy
Boys: Nathaniel Sutherland Girls: Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset
Boys: William Turner Girls: Charli Sillis
Boys: Lachlan Stein Girls: Ellie Thrower
Permission notes have been sent home to students in Yrs 2-5 for next year’s swimming carnival. If possible, please return them before the end of term but at the latest by Monday 1st February.
Due to the current COVID safety requirements only parent volunteers are permitted to attend next year’s carnival. Spectators will not be permitted entry. We ask for your cooperation in adhering to these requirements. Should there be changes over the holiday period we will notify parents when we return to school.
All students have now entered events. If changes need to be made, please send a note to school listing the changes by Friday 29th January. No changes will be made after this date.
On Tuesday we held the Year 6 Graduation to celebrate their final year of primary school. In the morning parents and students attended the Graduation Mass at the cathedral, and the year 6 Awards were also presented. Lunch was provided for the students in the hall, followed by a fantastic colour fun run on the top oval at second break.
If any family or friends would like to watch the Graduation Mass, please follow the below link>>
Mrs Bennett wishes all the Year 6 students farewell and all the very best for high school in 2021!!
Uniform shop opening hours in the school holidays will be:
FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 9-10am & WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY 5-6pm
Please note that the Uniform Shop opening day will change to Tuesday in 2021.
Uniform Shop Trading During Term
The Uniform Shop is taking orders online through QKR. Please place your order by 8:30am Monday mornings to ensure that orders can be filled and sent home. Due to the current circumstances, please note that parents cannot enter the uniform shop; please wait outside the door. The shop is currently open on Monday mornings 9-9:30 if you need to purchase directly.
Please ensure all clothing is labelled. There is a large amount of clothing in lost property.
We currently have a supply shortage of girls summer dresses. If anyone has a spare or too small dress to donate it would be greatly appreciated.
If you have finished with any school uniform items that are still in good condition, and you have no friends or family to hand it down to, we ask that you consider donating to the uniform shop for our second hand supply rather to local charity shops. Donations can be dropped into the office at any time.
Please be advised that the Transport for NSW portal is now open for applications for 2021. Students applying for a bus pass for 2021 should apply at:
Students changing schools or address should update their details to ensure the 2021 bus pass will be issued with the correct details. Details can be updated at:
50% Sibling Discount
If you have an older student attending Trinity Catholic College next year you are entitled to a 50% sibling discount on the CE Primary Tuition Fee charged at Ss Peter & Paul’s.
To be eligible for the discount you are required to let the school office know.
Please email Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas & January Mass Times 2020
The Goulburn Mission: Goulburn, Crookwell, Taralga
6pm & 8pm Goulburn SPP
6pm & 7:15pm Taralga
12 midnight Goulburn SPP
8am & 10am Goulburn SPP
9am Goulburn OLOF
Reconciliation (Confession) Times:
Thurs: 17/12 OLOF Glbn 8.30-10.30
Fri: 18/12 SPP Glbn 10-11.45
Sat: 19/12 Taralga 4.30-5.45
Sun: 20/12 Crookwell 10-11am
Tues: 22/12 OLOF Glbn 3-4.45pm
Masses December/ January:
Sat 26 Dec - NO Morning Mass (Weekend Masses as usual)
Tues 29, Wed 30 & Thurs 31 Dec - NO Morning Mass
Fri 1 Jan - Mass 12 midday Goulburn SPP
Tues 5 Jan - Daily Mass as usual
AUSTRALIA DAY GOULBURN - YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
We would love to see some schools nominate for young citizen of the year for our upcoming Australia Day, as Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Goulburn Australia Day Committee are calling for nominations for the local citizen, young citizen and event of the year awards.
Each year the people of the Goulburn area are invited to nominate fellow citizens or events for the prestigious awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement, or events held, during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.
The 2021 Australia Day celebrations will again be carried out at Victoria Park, Goulburn on January 26th, in a COVID Safe manner. Council, along with the Australia Day committee, are planning for as normal celebrations as possible however this will be subject to change and will be dependent on the NSW Government guidelines as we approach January 26th, 2021.
Mayor Bob Kirk called on residents to take the time to nominate a fellow citizen, or a great event.
“Australia Day is an occasion to recognise the significant contributions of many to our region and the local community. We all know of many people who go the extra mile in Goulburn for charity, a sporting club or other community groups – let’s take the time to nominate someone, or an event, for these prestigious awards.”
“Certainly we have not been able to undertake events in a normal manner this year, but we know of many events that have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions and still been incredibly successful – let’s recognise these achievements.
Nomination forms can be completed online, at www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au/Community/Australia-Day-2021 or use the attached nomination form.
The show will be held on the 6th and 7th March 2021. We appreciate your support of this community event and look forward to your participation in the 2021 Goulburn Show; our show theme this year is "Resilience".
To assist you we have attached a copy of the "Combined Junior Schedule" and a General Pavilion Entry Form. Please note that due to COVID-19 we prefer entries to be submitted online. Entries can be submitted from the 1st February to the 2nd March 2021. Please refer to our website www.goulburnshow.com.au. As always, there is no entry fee, unless otherwise stated.
If you have any queries, or would like some assistance please contact the Show Office and leave your details and Narelle Shinfield will contact you.