How quickly the term has passed us by. There has been a slight Spring feel in the air so hopefully the sunshine will begin to make a regular appearance. We are excited to advise that we have a new electronic method of payment for your Tuckshop order. Introducing Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) a product by Mastercard, is a secure and easy way to order and pay for Tuckshop lunches from your phone at any time. Full details of how to use this are on our website. https://web.spaww.catholic.edu.au/school-notes/.
You will still be able to order as you have done previously, we will run dual systems for the next couple of months. Children can still bring money to the canteen to buy special treats at Recess and Lunch and there are no plans to change this. The feedback that we have received from the parents who have already tried this new system has been 100% positive. We would welcome any suggestions or feedback once you have tried it. Canteen continues to operate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please note the first 100 orders using this new system will receive a free muffin.
Our fathers day stall is being held tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 9am. Children may purchase items $5 each for their special gentlemen from the stall. Thanks to Kelly Hegarty and her helpers for making this possible for the children.
Year 2 are hosting our School Assembly this Friday, 30th November starting at 9.30am in the Mercy Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along. Kinder are on the roster to provide morning tea for this so please feel free to stay and enjoy a cuppa afterwards.
The Kindergarten celebrations for Special Gentlemen is this Friday 30th August, commencing at 1.15pm with a hot dog and drink followed by an afternoon of fun in the classroom. If we have any spare Dads or Grandads who don't have children in this year's kindergarten class who would be free at this time, we would appreciate your attendance. Unfortunately, we have a number of children whose dads are unable to attend on the day, and we are looking for kind-hearted men to be a substitute dad for the afternoon. If you can help, could you send a message to the school.
Our Book Week Celebration will be held on Friday 6th September at 9.30am in the Mercy Hall.Children are invited to dress as their favourite book character for the parade. The theme for Book Week 2019 is Reading is my Secret Power.
On Tuesday, 3rd September Year 6 are holding a sausage sizzle as a fundraiser for Thailand. A separate note has gone home about this. Orders close this Friday 30th August.
Our new communication platform Compass is operating successfully although we have been notified that 39 student reports have not been accessed. If you haven’t viewed your child’s report and need help please contact the school.
Over the past week we have been made aware that a number of our students are currently using a social media app called Tik Tok. Yes we had to Google it as well!! It is not something that we may want our children looking at. Please make time to read the following article.
Whilst on the topic of social media platforms, a reminder that the minimum age to legally access these is 13, with some apps having an even older age to join up. The following link is a very reliable and informative resource for parents, with tips and advice on helping your child to have safe and enjoyable experiences online. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents