- Principal's Message
- Sports Update
- Positive Behaviour Team
- National Day of Anti Bullying
- Aussie of the Month - March 2022
- Student Awards - Week 6, Term 1, 2022
- Calendar - Term 1 & Term 2
- Parent Information
- St. Michael's Basketball Club
- After the Bell
- Traralgon T-Birds Basketball Under 8 Winter Season 2022
- Suppaut Group / All Abilities Tennis / Early Days Workshops
Newsletter 3 - Term 1 - Week 7 - 10th March 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
As you will be aware from our letter earlier in the week there has been some easing of restrictions and we are working through how these can be conducted safely and within the guidelines that are placed upon us by the Government, Department of Education and DOSCEL.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this and we will provide you with updates as they come to hand.
Parent Access Module (PAM)
Thank you to all of the families who have verified their emails to set up the PAM accounts. We are currently sitting at 80% of set up accounts. Would be great if we could get the final 20% completed before the end of term.
PAM is now used for all permission slips, parent teacher interviews and whole school announcements. Please note Grade 3-6 athletics permission slip is now on PAM awaiting approval and will need to be completed by Sunday 13th March. If you are having difficulty setting it up or finding your access email please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you with it.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated at St Michael’s Church on the 29th, 30th and 31st of March 2022, for Grade 3 students and above. An information session was held on Wednesday March 9th for parents of children interested in taking part in the sacrament of first reconciliation in 2022. If you were unable to attend please contact Jen on 5174 2060 or via email at email@example.com
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Ukraine, and the following prayer allows some time for reflection and the overwhelming desire for peace and hope in these uncertain times.
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow.
That your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
School Sport Newsletter: 10th March 2022
Swimming - Region Championship
The following 14 students will now compete in the Regional Swimming Championship's to be held in Sale on Thursday 17th March.
Under 11 Girls Freestyle team of Aliza Couling, Harlow Sexton, Ivy Crawford and Iris Knowles.
Under 11 Boys Freestyle team of Bailey Heafield, Harry Kurrle, Darcy Couling and Harry Giblett.
Under 12/13 Boys Freestyle team of Dempsey Podmore, Joshua Elms, Oliver Jones and Levi O’Neil.
Individual swimmers will also compete at the Regional Swimming event including the following:Autumn Switzer - U9/10 Backstroke
Sporting Schools Grant - Tennis
Over the last three weeks Mr Graham Charlton from the Traralgon Tennis Club has been coming to the school to run tennis lessons during the students physical education time as a part of our successful application of the Schools Sporting Grant. Mr Charlton is also known as “Woofa” in the Traralgon Sporting Community. I would like to thank Mr Charlton for passing his knowledge and skills of the game to the students at St Gabriel’s. The students had a wonderful time learning the skills of the game.
Sporting Achievements- Gymkhana (Noah Harle)
Noah Harle from Grade 1 competed in the Interschool Gymkhana event at the Sale Showgrounds on Wednesday 23rd of February. Noah competed in several events and finished in second place in “Rider” , 5th place in the event “Pleasure”, 3rd place in the event “Bending Poles”, 2nd place in the event “Mug Race” and 5th place in “Jumping”. Noah also won reserve champion for Grade 1. On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate Noah on his outstanding achievements at the Interschool Gymkhana in Sale. Please see the attached photos.
SEDA College - Sports Program
On Tuesday 8th March around 15 students from SEDA College in Traralgon taught students important skills in the games of Netball, Soccer, Basketball and Football. The Yr 6 students had skill lessons in athletics including hurdles, long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put and high jump. The SEDA students will give 45 minute 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 29th of March and 5th of April.
Athletics - (New set date Tuesday 15th March for Yrs 3-6 Carnival.)
Next Tuesday the students in Years 3-6 will compete in the Annual School Athletic Carnival. The students will be participating in the following events: 100m sprints, 200m, 800m, hurdles, long jump, triple jump and discus earning points for their respective house teams. The students are to wear their house colour T-shirt on the day and will be bused to Harold Preston Park from school at 9.10am and arrive back at school around 2.30pm. I would like to thank Troy Villani for his assistance to set up in the morning. Those parents who have also indicated they can help with setting up, if you could meet myself and Troy anytime from 7.30am at Harold Preston Park to help with setting up gazebos, shot put and discus nets etc. Your help will be greatly appreciated. To those parents who have volunteered to help with events I will send a text message to your phone over the long weekend - stating where you will be needed on the day. On another note the Junior Athletic Carnival (P-Yr 2) is scheduled for term 4 on Friday 4th of November.
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
On Friday, 18th March it is the National Day of Anti-bullying. We encourage our students to wear a touch of orange to raise awareness of zero anti bullying.
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.
Bushfire Season / Vic Emergency App.