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- NetSetGo Traralgon Netball Assoc Inc
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- After the Bell
- Certificate of Appreciation - St Vincent de Paul Society
Newsletter 2 - Term 1 - Week 5 - 24th February 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
As you may have heard in press conferences over the past 2 weeks there are some relaxing of restrictions. In regards to primary schools the only relaxation we have is we are no longer required to have visitor’s sign in using the state government QR code. All other restrictions including density limits, not accessing classrooms, wearing masks and not being able to gather as a school will need to continue for the time being. This is definitely not the news we were hoping for and we are as disappointed as you.
To ensure the safety and health of everyone here at school, the staff are continuing to uphold strict COVID restrictions placed upon them by DOSCEL, as directed by the State Government. This includes not holding staff meetings in person and having to limit who can use our communal staff facilities such as the staff room
We have been advised that the recommendation for twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing will now be in place for the remainder of term 1. Please be advised that whilst we are required to provide you with the test kits, it is a recommendation only that you test. We will not be following this up with you.
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.
Parent Access Module (PAM)
You should have received an email regarding setting up PAM. Thank you to the parents who have verified their email address and set up student medical profiles. If you are yet to do so we would appreciate you completing this process as soon as possible please. 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
You are now able to enter your child/ren’s absence via PAM. This is now our preferred method of reporting student absence. An instruction sheet was sent out Thursday afternoon.
I look forward to meeting more families in person when our restrictions are lifted.
School Sport Newsletter: 25th February 2022
Swimming - District & Division Championship
On Tuesday 15th February, 28 students from Yrs 3-6 at St Gabriel’s went to the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in Traralgon to compete in the Traralgon District Primary School Swimming Carnival . The students showed great endeavour as they swam their very best in 50 metres of the pool in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke Butterfly and relay events. Overall St Gabriel’s finished in second place just behind the overall winner - St Paul’s . I would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the District Swimming carnival and for ”giving it your best”. The behaviour and sportsmanship of all students on the day was outstanding. I would also like to thank Miss Johnson for supervising the students on the day, Mrs Mihaly for assisting with the program and marshalling all competitors for their events. St Gabriel’s is very lucky to have specialised helpers in the school like Mrs Mihaly and Mrs Hanney who are involved with the Traralgon Swimming Club who assist with the running of these swimming carnivals. Please see the attached photos. Wednesday 23rd of February saw 14 swimmers from St Gabriel’s competed in Latrobe Division Swimming Championships at the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre in Traralgon. Again the students displayed great sportsmanship and courage giving it their best as they swam down the pool. The Under 11 Girls Freestyle team of Aliza Couling, Harlow Sexton, Ivy Crawford and Iris Knowles finished in first place and will now compete in the Regional Swimming championships to be held in Sale on Thursday 17th March. The Under 11 Boys Freestyle team of Bailey Heafield, Harry Kurrle, Darcy Couling and Charlie Furmston also finished in first place and will also swim in the Regional event. Individual swimmers will also compete at the Regional Swimming event including the following: Autumn Switzer will compete in the U9-10 Backstroke , Aliza Couling the U 11 Breaststroke and Harry Kurrle U 11 Backstroke. I would like to congratulate all our swimmers on a great result at the Division Championship and wish the 9 swimmers competing at the Regional event the very best.
Sporting Schools Grant
This week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and for the next two 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. Mr Charlton is also known as “Woofa” in the Traralgon Sporting Community. Please see the attached photos of lessons.
Sporting Achievements- Swimming
On the 22-24 of January 2022 the Victorian Country Championships were held in Mildura. Students from St Gabriels represented the Traralgon Swimming club that has won this championship for 22 years consecutively . Two of these students Harry Kurrle and Aliza Couling had a big three days of competing against the very best in Country Victoria. Harry competed in the Boys 14 & U 50 Metre free relay, which finished in 11th place and Aliza competed in the Girls 12 & U 50 metre medley race and they also finished in 11th place. This was a great effort by both Harry and Aliza!! On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate both Harry and Aliza on their outstanding swimming achievements at the Victorian Country Championships. Please see photo attached.
SEDA College - Sports Program
Next Tuesday 1st March around 15 students from SEDA College in Traralgon will be teaching students important skills in the games of Netball, Soccer, Basketball and Football. The SEDA students will give 45 minutes lessons to different year groups at school. I would like to thank Mr Hammond the Principal of SEDA college for initiating this program with the school. The SEDA students will be running their program on 1st , 8th, 15th and 29th of March.
Athletics - (New set date Tuesday 15th March for Yrs 3-6 Carnival.)
Over the next few weeks the students in Years 3-6 will prepare for their Annual School Athletic Carnival. The students will be practising in the following events: 100m sprints, 200m, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, discus and high jump. The senior Athletic Carnival has been rescheduled to Tuesday 15th March at Harold Preston Park. The Athletics date has been changed due to the clash of date with the Regional Swimming Championship to be held on Thursday 17th March. More details about the senior athletic carnival will be sent home to families next week. On another note the Junior Athletic Carnival (P-Yr 2) is scheduled for tem 4 on Friday 4th of November.
Special Sporting Message- (Alison Phillip's Niece- Bridget Deed)
Bridget Deed who played with the Eastern Ranges in the NAB league Girls Competition last year has just signed with the Hawthorn AFLW club for the season. After averaging 32 disposals and 8 tackles in her opening 4 games of the NAB AFLW league season the Hawthorn football club were very keen for her signature. Bridget signed the other night and her interview with the club can be seen on the Hawthorn Football Club website. Bridget’s Aunty is Alison Phillips the Vice Principal of St Gabriel’s. On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate Bridget on her signing with the Hawthorn F.C and wish her all the best for the season.
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
BAPTISM FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN - RCIC
A course of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children will be offered in St Michael’s Parish for children of school age who have not been baptised. Interested parents and their children will need to attend a preparation meeting at the Parish Centre on Wednesday March 16th before the Baptism celebration on Sunday March 20th. For more information, and to enrol your child, please contact Cath at the Parish office on 5174 2060 or via email email@example.com
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. Alternatively this can be entered as PNA via PAM.
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.
"Welcome to NetSetGo Traralgon 2022, it was wonderful to see all children and families at our first session on Saturday."
To confirm NetSetGo will now be held on Saturday mornings at 9am-10am for all 8 sessions (starting 12th Feb- finishing 2nd of April) at Anges Brereton Breed St Netball courts. This includes Labour Day weekend on Saturday 12th of March.
NetSetGo will be held on the front courts for all future sessions. Courts 1-4.
Kind regards,Bec and KateNetSetGo Traralgon Coordinators.