Term 4 Week 6 Monday 8th November
Our Prayer This Week
From the Principal
Dear parents and members of our community,
This week is Bridget's last week before commencing her parental leave on Friday. We wish her well for the time ahead and look forward to the news of the arrival of the new addition to her family next year. We welcome Vanessa Marshall to the Junior room next Monday for the remainder of the 2021 school year and hope that she experiences the sense of Welcome that we strive for in our school vision statement.
The Junior class are planning a class party to farewell Mrs V this Friday the 12th of November. The school will supply lunch and some party food for the children to say goodbye to their teacher in a fun way.
School Closure Day
After many postponements we are now holding our school closure day for staff professional development on Monday the 22nd of November. There will be no school for all students on this day. We will be working on planning our Religious Education curriculum for 2022.
After a considerable break we will host a School Advisory Council meeting next Monday 15th of November at 7pm at the Mount Shadwell Hotel in Mortlake.
We will celebrate Remembrance Day 2021 on Thursday 11th of November with a school liturgy and some school activities that help the children focus on the national importance of the day and the message of sacrifice and service that it holds for us all. Our school leaders will represent the school with the laying of a wreath at the Mortlake war memorial on Thursday.
School Fees Reminder
A reminder to everyone that school fees are due to be paid in full now. If you are not on a Direct Debit arrangement, could you please settle your account as soon as possible or see Tim or Jane to make another arrangement?
Book Fair Results
We have had a very generous response to our book fair this year with a total of $1980 worth of books sold. From this we receive a $396 commission towards further books for our school library. The short listed book donations totalled $448 which means our school library received a $844 boost to its budget.
Thank you to the following families who purchased a nominated book this year:-
- The Dale family, the Barr family, the Herry family, the Krepp family, the Cameron family, the Killen family, the Baulch family, the Lehmann family, the Greig family, the Van den Heuvel family, the Anderson family, the Wardlaw family, the Dolling family, the Gardiner family, the Jubb family, the Carmody family, the Parker family, the McKenzie - O'Brien family, the Lee family (Jane).
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Meals on Wheels
St Colman's School is rostered on for Meals on Wheels next week starting Monday 15th November. If you are able to volunteer for one or more of these days, please complete the following survey. Volunteers need to call at the school prior to 11.45am to collect two senior students to assist with the delivery. Call Jane for further details.
3/4 Camp to Ballarat
We are delighted that our Grade 3 and Grade 4 students are able to go on school camp to Sovereign Hill with St Thomas' on Tuesday the 16th of November, returning on Wednesday 17th of November. A detailed letter with further information will come home to those families this week and permission on P.A.M will be opened.
Our award winners this week are:-
We have been reluctant to release information about our school camps and excursions for the fear that restriction would mean that they were cancelled. We believe that the events we have planned can now go ahead on the following dates:-
Grade 3/4 - Sovereign Hill Ballarat on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th of November
Grade 5/6 - Live Wire Park in Lorne and surfing in Port Fairy on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of November
Foundation/1/2 - A full day excursion to the Otway Fly on Friday 10th of December
More information will be provided closer to each event.