Last week I had the pleasure of travelling to Canberra with our Year 6 cohort for the first ever St Paul’s Canberra Camp… and what an amazing first trip we had! From the green and red seats of the House of Representatives and Senate to the Governor-General’s house, to some fun down time at iPlay and Questacon, we came, we saw, and we most definitely conquered.
We are nearing the end of term and we have had some fabulous events here at St Paul’s. The Twilight Music concerts, 1 week of swimming lessons, Year 4 Bike Education, Year 6 Canberra trip, rehearsals for Christmas Chapel, Sunday@5 with Prep just to name a few! We may only have 2 weeks left of school, but in that time we look forwards to the Build-a-Bear Incursion with Prep, the Colour Run, more swimming lessons, Christmas Chapel, Angel Tree Project, Awards ceremonies, Step up Day, Family movie night with The Grinch and our Year 6 Graduation. While it can be tiring to attend all of these events, it is these where memories are made.
This week we are shortlisting for our 2023 School Captains, Faith and Service Captains, Arts Captains and House Captains. We look forward to introducing our new leaders at the Awards Ceremonies in week 9.
We will be sending home letters via email to the families of Award winners for 2022 on Friday. But please keep this a secret so your child gets a surprise on the day! This year the effort awards will be sent home with reports cards as done in the previous year.
Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you at one of the many events coming up. Bless you,
Acting Deputy Principal.
St Paul’s has been awarded a Maths Active School status of Silver from the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT). This is a huge achievement and is thanks to the hard work of our students and staff with their extra efforts in Mathematics this year.
Summer Reading Club
Moreton Bay Libraries have the best summer reading program in the area. Borrow books and read them to go into the draw fo awesome prizes. What books will you read this summer holidays?
A very special acknowledgment to Aiden Moore, who recently competed at the 10-12 years Qld Representative State Schools Track & Field Championships. He competed in the Under 11 Tetrathlon (long jump, shot put, 100m & 800m) over the 2 days event. Aiden placed first with 1103 points. He has now been selected in the QLD team and will compete at The School Sport Australia National Championships in Brisbane on the 17-21 November. Such an amazing achievement Aiden, very well done! St Paul’s wishes youall of the best when you compete next week. GO AIDEN!!!
Roar Active – Fun & Creative Football Activities!
Redcliffe Triathlon Club
Some students were nominated to be involved in this year’s Christmas Nativity play. Involvement in this play will require rehearsals during morning tea and lunch time, as well as attendance on the day of the play. Students will also be asked to wear a costume for the play and we will be providing the accessories.
Nativity Date: Friday 25 November
Time: 1.30pm start (students involved will meet at 12.30 to get ready)
Donkeys – black pants / shorts and grey shirt
Camels – black pants / shorts and orange or brown shirt
Sheep – black pants / shorts and white shirt
Travers & Children – plain clotes / free dress
Innkeeper, Sheppard & Joseph – dark clotes
Wise Men – dark clotes
Mary – blue / white clothes
Angel – white clotes
Service is not a glamorous concept. Who in their right mind would sign up for a life of service? And yet that is what God has in mind for his people. God knows how service to others will bless us as well as the community around us.
Our Value we are focusing in on in our classrooms and in Chapel is Courage
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Swimming for Prep-Year 6 students will be held over Weeks 7 and 8, 14 – 25th November. An email with all of the information has been sent out to families. Please see the timetable below:
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Swimming Carnival – What a spectacular day Monday was following an intense rainy weekend. The sun was shining, the spirits were high and the fun was evident! Thank you to all of the staff and parents who volunteered and came to support the students in their races.
The Competition for those Petrol vouchers in fully underway! So Please, please, please put your family surname in your car for pick up as this helps the staff immensely!
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.
Day for Daniel is coming up on 4th November!
Family Book Club