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- Who’s Who in the Zoo at St Paul’s
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Issue 1 - 11 October 2022
Issue 1 – 11 October 2022
In this issue
From the Principal
Ways to ‘Love our school’ I was reading an interesting article the other day by Danny Huerta, Vice President of ‘Parenting & Youth’ at Focus on the Family. In this article, Danny encourages students to think about whether they are a Noticer, Builder or Connector as they consider ways to love their school.
From the Acting Deputy Principal
Welcome back to Term 4! This is a busy and exciting term full of celebration and learning. Swimming for Prep-Year 6 students will be held over Weeks 7 and 8, 14 – 25th November. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks. Year 4 camp – We wish our Year 4 staff and students all the best for a fabulous week at camp this week! Enjoy the adventure and face your fears as you join in the outdoor activities provided! Chapel – This term, our theme for chapel is Love, Courage and Christmas! We will be exploring some object lessons in the lead up to our exciting Christmas Chapel in Week 8! Swimming Carnival – Our Swimming carnival is on Monday 24th October. Our goal for this carnival is maximum participation! Please keep an eye out for information sent out by Mrs Schrodter. We would be grateful if families can please put their family name card on the passenger side visor when collecting children from the drop off zone. If you have lost yours, please see the staff in reception to provide you with a new one. Please keep an eye out in your email and on Social Media, as all of event information will be sent home via these platforms.
From the Head of Teaching and Learning
Welcome Back to Term 4! Mrs Jessica Schneider reporting for duty! Thank you very much Mr Brad Wooding for taking the reigns while I was on Maternity Leave. Mr Wooding will still be teaching PE at St Paul’s every Tuesday, and I am returning every Wednesday, Thursday & on carnival days. Term 4 Carnival Dates: Week 4, Monday 24th October the Year 3- Year 6 Inter-House Swimming (compulsory event) Week 4, Friday 28th October the Year 4- 6 Sports Gala Day (selected students) Week 6, Thursday 10th November the Year 3, 4 & 5 Northern Cluster Swim Meet (selected students) & Week 6, Friday 11th November Year 4 & 5 Sports Gala Day (selected students). If further information is required, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Kind regards Jess Schneider
Inside Story Year 5
At the end of Term 2, and throughout Term 3, we (Year 5 Students) learnt about debating as part of our English unit. The teachers organised us into random groups of four to five people, and gave us topics to debate about. We got into our groups and came up with our arguments. It was fun working with new people and it was interesting listening to their different ideas. When doing rebuttals we watched the other teams’ argument videos and wrote a rebuttal against it. The process was fun but quite challenging. We really enjoyed it!
By Ruby Hallett, Violet Ryan, and Gabby Thomas on behalf of Year 5
Who’s Who in the Zoo at St Paul’s?!
Who’s Who in the Zoo at St Paul’s?!
We all know and probably love the song ‘Over the Rainbow’ version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. If he were entering one of those talent shows today, he might not make it through because he doesn’t fit the image of perfection that seems so necessary in the eyes of the media. But he is loved by so many and an icon in Hawaii. An incredibly inspiring person who just let his gentle, soothing voice tell the story. These are some inspiring things he said before he tragically died age 38. Also here is the official video of the song on youtube. Just look at the number of views it has. 1.2 billion! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I “Facing future I see hope, hope that we will survive, hope that we will prosper, hope that once again we will reap the blessings of this magical land, for without hope I cannot live, remember the past but do not dwell there, face the future where all our hopes stand.” “Be strong, know who you are, no be shame, stand up, e ala e.” “Wherever you go, God be with you.”