From The Principal
Mrs Valencia’s Top 10 things to celebrate at the end of Semester 1
- The incredibly beautiful environment of our school
- Pick-up duty – It is a wonderful opportunity to speak with our fabulous students and hear how there day was. They crack me up every single day!
- A break in the wet weather and the opportunity to celebrate our students at the Junior and Senior Athletics Carnivals
- Our P & F community who work so diligently to support our students and the school
- Students stepping up in their Leadership roles and sharing joy and love with the students of St Paul’s
- Times of Worship and the fact that we can gather together again and praise our loving Father
- Our willingness to grow and learn together in community
- New toilets, playgrounds and outdoor areas
- Our absolutely incredible and diligent staff!!! You Are Simply the Best!!!
- Our collective heart for students and their spiritual, personal and academic growth.
As we head into holidays, I pray that you get to spend some quality time together as a family and enjoy the precious moments you get to spend with your child.
REMINDER: tomorrow, Wednesday 22 June 2022 is PJ Day!
All students, staff and parents are invited to wear their warmest, snuggest PJ’s for the day as we finish Semester 1 in celebration.
Term 3 Important Dates
Monday 11 July Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 12 July Pupil Free Day
Wednesday 13 July First Day of Term 3
The following staff will be taking a short period of well-deserved Long Service Leave during Term 3. We wish them every blessing for a time of true relaxation and refreshment.
Mr Matt Nicholls (Week 1 – 5) Mrs Jessica Gillespie
Mrs Cathy Henderson (Week 1 – 6) Mrs Merle Schrodter
Mrs Melita Currie (Week 2 – 7) Mr Liam Beddall
We are delighted to welcome back Miss Jenelle Cross after her Term 2 leave. Miss Cross returns to Year 3 and will be teaching Monday to Thursday. Friday’s will be covered by Mr Ray Bellert (Weeks 2 – 5) and Mrs Jessica Gillespie (Weeks 6 – 10).
Mrs Renee Newman will be finishing her time in Prep at the end of Term 2 and is moving into Junior Learning Support three days a week. Mrs Ruth Byers will be joined by Mrs Zoe Matthews as they team teach Prep to Semester 2. Please join me in welcoming Zoe to our staff.
After 6 months of distinguished and loving service, Chappy Molly has notified the school that she has been offered and accepted a full-time Church position. This is a wonderful opportunity for Chappy Molly and we are very excited for her. In her short time with us, Chappy Molly has made a lasting impression on our school in her work with children and in our Chapel services. We will miss her greatly. We are delighted to announce that Chappy Teneille is returning in Term 3.
We would also like to thank Mrs Julie Baker who has served as Library Technician for the past term. We thank her sincerely for her service to our community.
Business Manager Announcement
Mr Ian Bloxham will finish his time at St Paul’s during the upcoming school holidays, as he heads off on new adventures. He has distinguished himself over his many years of service and will be missed as a member of our community. I encourage all families to find a moment to reach out to Ian and farewell him personally.
I am delighted to announce that the new Business Manager is Mrs Monique Gledhill.
The panel were extremely impressed with Monique’s knowledge, vision and passion for St Pauls. Monique has distinguished herself amongst candidates, including international interest. Monique will begin in the role of Business Manager in the second week of the school holidays. Please join me in congratulating Monique on her appointment.
Mrs Jenny Venier will be taking a very well-deserved semester of leave from the Tuckshop. In her absence, we will welcome Ms Rebecca Ulrich as our Tuckshop Convenor. Rebecca has been serving as a volunteer in the Tuckshop during most of 2022 and has been working closely with Jenny during the past month to prepare for this transition. We pray Jenny has a restful break during this time.
Semester One Reports
All Student Reports are very nearly ready. All the data required from staff has been inputted, and administration are currently finalising the reports for sending. Parents will be able to access their child’s reports via Parent Lounge from 4pm Wednesday 22 June 2022. If you need any assistance in accessing Parent Lounge, please contact Reception.
A Closing Blessing for Semester 1
May God’s blessing go with us today,
At the end of this school term we pray.
That you keep us safe and give us rest
So we start again renewed and refreshed.
Full of health, full of fun
Ready to come and learn again.
May God’s blessing go with us today,
As we begin our school holiday.
Give your peace and your joy,
To every girl and every boy.
Help the teachers to enjoy the break,
and prepare and plan for the new intake.
May God’s blessings await us through the year,
To embrace each new challenge without fear.
Fill this school with your love,
and guide our hearts from above.
Full of faith, full of hope,
full of joy, and full of love.
Read more at: https://www.living-prayers.com/children/end_of_school_year_prayer.html