Newsletter 1 - Term 1 - Week 3 - 11th February 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
Welcome to the 2022 school year. Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the warm welcome I have received since starting my role at St Gabriel’s. I am very much looking forward to leading the school community.
Whilst we have not had the easy start to the year we were all hoping for, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through the world of twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing etc.
Reporting and Managing positive results
If a student receives a positive test result at any time, they must:
- Parents, guardians or carers must advise the School.
- Parents, guardians or carers are required to register the result on the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form available on the Coronavirus Victoria website as soon as possible.
- Students who report a positive result must isolate for seven days and not attend school during that period.
- Where a student is a household contact of a positive case (that is, they have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation, or care facility) they must inform the school and isolate for seven days and not attend school during that period.
- Ensure students refrain from returning to school if they are symptomatic, unless it is known that their symptoms are caused by an underlying health condition or medication.
As previously mentioned in communication letters these current restrictions are in place for a 4 week period. As soon as we are notified of any updates or changes we will pass this information on to you promptly.
Parent Access Module (PAM)
By Friday 18th February you will receive an email regarding setting up PAM. We have moved to a Learning Management System known as SIMON of which PAM is the parent communication tool. This system enables us to have everything in the one place rather than requiring you to use a range of different websites or apps to gain access to different things. It allows parents to:
- report absences directly into the software which reduces the double handling that has previously been occurring.
- view school reports
- complete permission slips for excursions and camps
- receive notifications of information via email and text message
- book parent/teacher interviews
Once you receive this email you will need to verify your email address and complete a medical profile for your child/ren.
I look forward to meeting more families in person when our restrictions are lifted.
School Sport Newsletter: 11th February 2022
On Tuesday 8th February, 41 students from Yrs 3-6 at St Gabriel’s went to the Ford Swim Centre for Swimming trials . The students showed great endeavour as they swam 50 metres of the pool in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. The students with the fastest time in their events will Swim next Tuesday 15th February at the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Swim Centre in Traralgon. These students will be notified on Friday and will receive a permission notice and program detailing the event on the day. I would like to congratulate all the students who participated on the swim trial day for ”giving it your best”. The behaviour and sportsmanship of all students on the day was outstanding. I would like to thank also Miss Johnson and Mrs Mihaly for assisting with the program on the day.
Sporting Schools Grant
At the commencement of this year the school was notified of its successful application of the Sporting school grant. Next Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the next three weeks Mr Graham Charlton from the Traralgon Tennis Club will be coming to the school to run tennis lessons during the students physical education time. Students will be permitted to bring their own tennis racquets to school when they’re having their lesson with Mr Charlton.
On Friday some families from St Gabriels travelled to Warrnambool to compete in the Warrnambool Telstra Junior Seaside Classic Basketball Tournament. The families included Giblett and Adams. Both Harry and Tyler represented the T-Birds U12 Boys and they won the Grand Final against Warrnambool by 3 points. The Traralgon T-Birds lost to Warrnambool in the first round by 3 points. The team played 3 rounds and a semi final to reach the Grand Final. Michelle Giblett said “it was a wonderful achievement and it has been a number of years since Traralgon T-Birds had won this Warrnambool tournament”. She said the team worked really well together and shared the ball around.
Sat 5th Feb
ROUND 1 -Warrnambool - 28 Traralgon T-Birds - 25
ROUND 2 -Traralgon T-Birds - 62 Colac Kookas - 22
ROUND 3 - Traralgon T-Birds - 47 Hamilton Hurricanes - 16
Sun 6th Feb SEMI FINALS - Traralgon T-Birds - 46 Hamilton Hurricanes - 20
GRAND FINAL -Traralgon T-Birds - 39 Warrnambool - 36
Sporting Achievements -
If you have any sporting news of an individual or a team please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include photos if you can. Greatly appreciated Damian Hogan
Signing children in and out of school
If your child needs to leave early, or has an appointment, then parents must sign in when they return/arrive. A note must be supplied to the classroom teacher so that they are aware of why the child is leaving and they can then record the absence. If your child is unwell to speed up their recovery by not allowing your child to return to school until they are fully recovered.
Parents and Friends Meetings
Meetings—the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm
Do you want to know what is happening in your school? Would you have anything you could contribute? We invite you to come along to our Parents and Friends Meeting held the second Tuesday of the month in the staff room at school. The meeting starts at 7pm. All parents, new and old are warmly welcome.
School Lunch Orders
LUNCH ORDERS ARE MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY ONLY
Monday orders are to placed in classroom tubs first thing Monday morning.
Wednesday orders are collected Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday delivery at lunchtime
NOTE: Please write clearly on an envelope the child’s name and grade and the item they wish to order. Correct money only will be accepted.
St Gabriel's Uniform Shop
The St. Gabriel's Uniform shop operates Tuesday 8.30am - 9.30am and Thursday from 2pm - 4pm. Order forms are available at the school office if you are unable to attend the uniform shop during these times.
The Uniform Shop is located at the rear of the school hall off the hall foyer.
Currently out of stock - Library and Reader Bags.
In stock hats without logo. Hats with logo to arrive the start of April 2022.
Traffic Management / Carpark Policy
If you are an Eligible Centrelink Card holder and expect to receive the Camps Sports and Excursions Fund this year, as a condition of a significant further Fee Concession, you must agree to pay the remaining Concessional Fee amount of $520 by direct debit. (This excludes people who make the choice to pay the Concessional Fee amount up front). Even if you automatically qualify for the CSEF and Concession and have not been required to submit new forms, you still MUST submit your 2022 Direct Debit Form by this Monday, February 14th.
For all fee payers, Direct Debit Forms need to be submitted each year and do not carry forward from the previous year.
As part of Football Victoria's Female Football February initiative, local soccer clubs have joined together to deliver a FREE local festival to promote, support, educate and showcase women and girls soccer in Gippsland. This fun-filled festival will feature opportunities to meet local clubs, have a kick and learn more about where and how women and girls of all ages and abilities can participate as players, coaches, referees and volunteers.
WHEN: Sunday, 20 February, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Baxter Park – 28 King St, Warragul