Issue 2 - 10 May 2022
- Acting Deputy Principal News
- Insid Story: Year 6
- Sports News
- Soccer Tournament
- Devotional Thought
- Food, Faith & Fun
Last week, four of our Year 6 boys were selected to represent the Caboolture District in a Regional Soccer Tournament. There were two days of intense competition with some fine displays and a particularly good contest with Redcliffe. Aiden in goal, made several great saves throughout the carnival and was very close to selection for the All Stars game at the end to determine a Regional squad. Alas, didn't quite make it. Diing was selected for the All Stars game, capping a superb event for him. He didn't make the final squad, but managed three goals over the whole carnival. Caleb played a solid role as a centre half throughout, looking the part more and more as the day progressed. For the last two games alongside Diing, struck up a good defensive partnership at the back. Lucas played as both left and right full back and looked at ease on either side working hard with his wingers up and down the line. A crashing penalty got Lucas on the scoresheet in an impressive game against Nambour. They all did themselves and St Paul's proud! By Mr Matt Nicholl's Caboolture District Coach
Paul seems to indicate he could have written at length about rejoicing in the Lord (Philippians 4:4) and God's peace (Philippians 4:7). These were certainly topics he would have enjoyed. Instead, he summarises a list of areas of importance for believers. They include what is true, lovely, just, commendable, pure, excellent, honorable, and praiseworthy. Believers were to "think about these things." While God guards our hearts (Philippians 4:7), we are also commanded to focus our lives on things that please God. There is an ongoing back and forth throughout Paul's writings, which indicates God's involvement in every aspect of the life of the believer. At the same time, believers are commanded to live according to God's ways. He does the work, yet gives us work to do. Believers are called to trust in the Lord, yet also to serve the Lord. Paul set an example for how to do both. He was faithful in prayer, yet gave every bit of his life to serve the Lord.
Year 6 Inside Story
The Year 6 students have been taking wonderful steps forward in their maths understanding and development making a challenging and rewarding start to their final year of Primary school. We have been extremely proud of the students’ perseverance and determination as we have progressed through challenging Year 6 topics and units. Students have built on their knowledge of two-way tables to plan weekly timetables in both 12 and 24-hour time. As you can see, they have produced some well – organised and detailed timetables of activities and have a good grasp on 12 and 24-hour time. Another focus over the past weeks has been consolidating fraction and decimal number knowledge and understanding. Students are pictured working on strengthening their understanding of tenths. In the coming weeks, we will work with this knowledge to understand more about percentages and how discounts are applied to items. A worthwhile skill to calculate how much we are actually saving when shopping at sales! 😊
From the Acting Deputy Principal
I just wanted to update you on our Behaviour Management Policy. It is such a pleasure to be developing a relationship where I can walk around the school and be greeted so warmly from our Prep students right through to Year 6. The students know that I have a great sense of humour and equally know that I do not accept disrespect for others, self and property. Sometimes our students make choices that impact others in a way that prevents them from learning in the classroom or feeling safe at school. As a general course of action, we will be following our action plan below. Our aim is to always work towards restoring relationships using a Restorative Practices model. This is paired with consequences, both natural (losing a friend from unkind behaviours) and applied for poor choices that do not align with our school policies. As an immediate focus, I want to work in partnership with families to ensure that no physical behaviour is left unaddressed. Safety is our number one priority and therefore a student’s actions may warrant a phone call for them to be collected from school should they be displaying unsafe behaviours towards others. This has been a topic I have been addressing at Assemblies and with each year level to understand the consequences of hurting another student, provoked or unprovoked. They have been told very clearly that this is not acceptable at our school. Staff are on duty during break times and students are encouraged to report incidents they witness. Likewise, my door is always open and I encourage parents to contact me with any matters that you have with regards to behaviour concerns. I look forward to working with you to build a respectful and supportive student body at St Paul’s.
District Cross Country Twenty-three of our remarkable runners attended the District Cross Country event last week. A wonderfully prepared and hosted event, perfect weather and immaculate conditions underfoot ensured a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a cracking pace for every course. All our students competed brilliantly, giving a wonderful display of their talents and efforts across the 2km and 3km courses. In fact, such was the output amongst our athletes, that St Paul's placed first in our Divison of schools, indicating the highest level of performance across our District. When you consider that no less than 19 schools and 470 runners were involved, the performances of our boys and girls were quite remarkable. Each event had at least 70 competitors with a few age brackets hosting more than 90 runners. Amongst a host of outstanding performances, Aiden M earned a District Champion medal as winner of the 11- year old boys and Ivy A placed 4th in the 10-year old girls event. Both Aiden and Ivy have qualified to represent Caboolture District at the next level of Carnival. The Regional event will be held later this month. In addition to Aiden and Ivy, our full team consisted of : Harvey F (9th), Indiana A (17th), Ava L (16th), Kobe P (top half), Ava P (10th), Konnah J (20th), Ding K (11th), Ellenore C (27th), Cameron K (top half), Allira C (top 60%), Eli M (31st), Callum B (18th), Kaleb J (31st), Leyla F (20th), Eli M (33rd), Anabelle M (top 60%), Deng D (top 75%), Chelsea M (top 75%), Caleb F (top 70%), Mila J (31st), Emma K (top 60%) and Cailin D (top 75%).
Applications open - Year 7 2023 Ignite Excellence Programs - Grace Lutheran College Year 6 parents are advised that applications are now open for the various Ignite Excellence Programs at Grace Lutheran College for Year 7 2023. Applications are due back to the College by the end of Term 2 and Applicant Workshops will be held in Term 3. Programs on offer include Mathematics, Science, Sport, Dance, Music, Robotics, English and more. Each Year 6 child has received an application pack from the College to bring home. A student’s enrolment at the College does not have to be finalised at the time of application. For more information go to www.glc.qld.edu.au or contact Mrs L Forman, Academic Enrichment Coordinator, via firstname.lastname@example.org