- Tech Talk with Mrs V
- Head of Teaching and Learning News
- Sports News
- Devotional Thought
- Library Inside Story
- Tuckshop News
- Walk My Way
Issue 3 - 16 August 2022
Issue 3 – 16 August 2022
In this issue
From the Principal
Welcome back fellow travellers on this digital parenting journey. It is time for us to collectively cast off our insecurities about what we think we know and don’t know about online gaming and forge headlong into what has now become the fastest growing activity of our time. In fact, online gaming has become so popular that it is now referred to as an eSport. Yes, you did read this correctly… I said eSport!
From the Head of Teaching and Learning
Busking DayI am so proud of our students for being so brave and performing in front of their peers at Busking Day last week. There was an amazing buzz around the school as 8 stations popped up and students wowed their peers with their amazing talents in singing, dancing, rapping, joke telling, and more. Thank you to all of the students for their participation and well done to the buskers who have received a special invitation to perform at the Learning Expo.
Learning ExpoLearning is a journey at St Paul's, and one that we enjoy being an influential part of. This year, our Learning Expo will allow you to travel throughout our school. From 3pm-4pm there will be a coffee van and food trucks between the Multi-Purpose Courts and the Library. Some of our Super Star Buskers will be performing for you as you enjoy some food and relax on the green. From 4pm-5 pm, students will need to be in their classrooms and stay until 5pm to showcase their learning as you tour our school. This year, you will receive a passport and our teachers will give you a stamp when you visit their area. We have 50 coffee vouchers to give away for people who fill their passports. This will be in the Departures area as you leave.
RWI UpdateOver the past couple of weeks, I have been testing students in Prep - Year 2 in their reading. It is amazing to see the confidence they are growing and flourishing under the Read Write Inc program! From this week, our new RWI groups will begin. Our RWI tutors are excited to settle into their new groups and get to know the students.
Family Book WeekFamily Book Club is kicking off again and we have chosen to read the intriguing story of "The One and Only Ivan." The One and Only Ivan is a bestselling novel about hope and friendship. It was inspired by a real silverback gorilla named Ivan who was held captive for 27 years. Narrated by Ivan himself, a beautiful story of friendship unfolds between Ivan, an elephant named Stella, and a stray dog named Bob. I encourage you to come to the GLAD Centre and borrow your own family copy of this book. Your family can then read it together as a special, month-long loan.
From the Acting Deputy Principal
Our students are learning about the value of Appreciation. In honour of this, I would like to highlight my appreciation for the amazing staff at St Paul’s. We have a dedicated teaching team, grounds staff who work tirelessly to keep our school in top shape, admin staff who are approachable and wonderful administrators, Learning Assistants who go above and beyond to help our students achieve with a smile and connections in the community who support and help us to do our job as educators. Most of all, I appreciate the hilarious dad jokes and notes of gratitude that come through my post box from the students every day. By extension, I appreciate you as parents who are tasked with the hardest job of all. A wise women once said to me,“There is no perfect life, but in life, there are perfect moments. Hold onto these.” In the hustle and bustle of parenting, as a mum of three high school children in a busy period of our lives, this has been a timely reminder. We have a number of events coming up to celebrate at St Paul’s. We have the Learning Expo this Thursday afternoon where I can’t wait to see all of our hard-working student’s work on display! Next week is of course our Bookweek celebrations. Our Library staff have been busy preparing an amazing Book Fair and activities including Book Blanket on Monday, Dress Up Parade on Wednesday and of course our very special Grandparents Day on Friday! Week 8 is our Father's Day stall and Father and Daughters' Event. Week 9 will see our Year 5 students embark on their team building camp from Tuesday to Friday. Walk My Way is a family friendly event that sees our Lutheran Ministries Community come together to raise money for refugee children. Our Free Dress Day on the last day of term will also go towards this ministry. Every $26 raised sends a child to school for a year! Finally, we will be spreading awareness for our Cyber Safety Week including our Rainbow Day! Please keep an eye out in your email and on Social Media, as all of the event information will be sent home via these platforms. Mrs Marcia Jealous Acting Deputy Principal
Gala Day SportApproximately 60 of wonderful Year 4, 5 and 6 students set off last Friday to brave the wilds of the District Touch, AFL (girls) and Cricket (boys) fields. As we are accustomed too, exemplary behaviour from our amazing students, fine support and direction from our wonderful teaching staff and inspired efforts from the novice to the seasoned campaigner, meant a wonderful, fulfilling and successful day all around. Our touch teams (1 Yr6 team and 1 Yr4/5 team) played a combined 10 games, winning 5, drawing 3 and loosing 2 to leave the Seniors outright second on the ladder and the Juniors equal 3rd. The AFL girls performed admirably, but were somewhat under strength, a player or 2 down for each game. They fought hard and developed with each outing, however found the oppositions superior, size, numbers and experience very challenging. The cricketers (2 Senior and 2 Junior teams) all performed wonderfully, coordinating fielding, batting and bowling duties with great teamwork as competition conditions required each team to vary players and roles within each game. Many extravagant shots were played, dispatching wayward deliveries to all corners of the cricketing sphere, routine acts of fielding quickly became majestic, then legendary, then outrageous acts of superhuman coordination and dexterity, while not 1, but several dozen “balls of the century” were delivered from our budding Tiger’s, Clarie’s, Richie’s and Warnie’s. A magnificent day in somewhat bleak conditions ensured that too much sport is never enough and that respectively, Touch, AFL and Cricket were undoubtedly the winners on the day. The final instalment of this epic sport-a-thon takes place this Friday 19 August, at the same venues.
District CricketTwo of our outstanding cricketers, Lucas and Shahdin from Year 6, wowed selectors at the recently (often postponed and rescheduled) completed District trial. Both boys will participate in the Regional Cricket carnival coming up later in the term. Congratulations and we pray God's provision and protection over you both as you follow your dreams.
Green is for GROW. Maybe you are a fan of Kermit. This picture might just help you appreciate the following idea: Kermit is all green. In Chapel, you may have noticed that there is quite a splash of green around the place (Parents, you are always welcome, on Friday mornings, to hang around after school drop off, and come along to Chapel at 8.30am). That’s because it’s the season of GREEN!!! Anything that is green is growing. So, green can stand for the way God’s Words are planted in our lives and Grow into something amazing. So, enjoy this verse by Paul (Colossians 2:6-10) 6 You have accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord. Now keep on following him. 7 Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful. 9 God lives fully in Christ. 10 And you are fully grown because you belong to Christ, who is over every power and authority. And while we’re at it, Green is for GO … that’s what traffic lights tell us. Prayer: Jesus, thanks for your Words, planted in our life, and your Promise that they will Grow into an amazing Life. Pastor Mike
Library Inside Story
Library Monitors play a very important role in the community of our Library at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School. The Library Monitors support the Library and provide service in many ways:
- they shelve books,
- help create displays,
- assist in the selection of books for the Library ‘s collection,
- support younger students to locate books,
- and help run the lunch time library activities.
Tuckshop wishes to thank everybody for the amazing response to the EKKA Special Lunch held on 10 August. A special thank you to all of the parent, grandparent and staff volunteers. Without you, Wednesday would not have been such a success. A big shout out to students as well, who showed such wonderful manners. We were blown away with the response to this day, with almost 2/3 of the school participating. We can’t wait to offer more special Tuckshop days in the future. Rebecca Ulrich Tuckshop Convenor
Walk My Way
This year, we at St Paul's Lutheran Primary & Kindy are partnering with Grace Lutheran College Caboolture, St Paul's Aged Care, Intercept, Infinity Youth, and St Paul's Church to help raise funds for Walk My Way event coming up on Sunday 11 September. Each $26 that we raise will help send a refugee child to school for a whole year. All you need to do is register through the link or QR code to be a part of the Lutheran Ministries Caboolture team! Date: 11 September 2022 Time: 3:00pm arrive, for a 3:15pm opening. Finishes: The walk will finish back at the church for a brief celebration service and a BBQ dinner. Cost: It's free to register, just send your link out to friends and family to help raise funds. Shirts cost $15 from the online t-shirt shop. Looking forward to walking along side you this 11 September! Blessings Chappy Teneille