- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- IMPORTANT NOTICE - Holders of Centrelink Healthcare Card or Pension Card
- PREP ENROLMENTS 2023 CLOSE 24TH JUNE 2022
- SCHOOL FEES
- SPORTS UPDATE
- AUSSIE OF THE MONTH
- STUDENT AWARDS - WEEK 7, TERM 2, 2022
- PARENT INFORMATION
- DATES TO REMEMBER - 2022 TERM 2, 3 & 4
- WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE
- NANOO NANOO - JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
- SUPPAUT GROUP
Newsletter 4 - Term 2 - Week 8 - 17th June 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
Dear Parents, Guardians and Carer’s,
Wow what a cold snap we have been having. I have certainly experienced how cold Traralgon can be over the past couple of weeks.
Here we are at the final newsletter for term 2 which is very hard to believe already. We have had lots happening over the past couple of weeks and more to come to next week.
Congratulations to our grade 6 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday 3rd June. We were all very lucky to celebrate 2 beautiful masses with Bishop Greg and Fr Aju on this evening. It is lovely to see Fr Aju and parishioners celebrating mass each Thursday morning with our classes.
Our senior students have experienced great success in the school sporting arena over the past 2 weeks. Congratulations to all students who participated in the very wet & cold conditions on Wednesday 8th June in the District Winter Sport Competition. We successfully won through to the Division stage in Football & Soccer (both boys and girls). These teams played off on Wednesday 15th June and once again were successful in winning all of their matches. They all now join our boys & girls Hockey teams to compete in the Regional Competition at Sale to be held in Term 3. A big thank you to the staff and our parent coaches who are helping out with these teams. We are very proud of the students and your expertise in helping them be successful.
In staffing news we have a few changes coming up for Semester 2. We are very sad to announce that Mrs Megan Polson will be leaving us at the end of term. Thank you Megan for the expertise you have brought to our school in the area of Performing Arts. We are currently in the recruitment process for a replacement.
Mrs Meadbh Flannigan will begin maternity leave as of the end of term 2. We look forward to meeting her new baby in term 3. We are currently in the recruitment process for a replacement.
As this is the last newsletter for the term, we wish you all a safe and happy mid year break. Hopefully you get away to some sunshine. Term 2 will conclude at 2pm on Friday 20th June.
The closing date for the Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) applications is coming up soon.
If you are an eligible healthcare or pensions concession card holder and have not yet lodged your application we ask that your please contact immediately for forms.
Eligible applicants receive a significant reduction to their school fees.
Prep Enrolments 2023
Enrolments for Prep 2023 are now open and Enrolment Packs can be collected from the administration office.
Enrolments will close at the end of Term 2 being Friday 24th June 2022.
Please ensure that if you are an existing family and have a child/children that you would like to be enrolled for Prep 2023 you do so prior to 24th June 2022.
Term 1, Term 2 and any unpaid fees from last year are now overdue.
Please finalise these before the end of term. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are struggling to meet your fee requirements, please contact us to discuss your options.
School Newsletter - Sports Report: 17th June 2022
Yrs. 5 / 6 Swimming Program
The students in Years 5 and 6 have completed their swimming program at the Ford Swimming Centre. I would like to thank all the students for their participation in the pool and their outstanding behaviour whilst listening to instructions in the pool. Thank you to parents for organising your children to be prepared for this important two week swimming program. A special thank you to the staff for ensuring safety of the children at the pool and travelling to and from the pool.
Winter Round Robin - Traralgon District - Wednesday 8th June
The Year 5/6 students participated in the Traralgon District Winter Round Robin Competition last Wednesday 8th June. The students competed against 7 other schools in the District in the following sports: Netball, T-Ball, Hockey, Soccer and AFL football. The students displayed outstanding behaviour on and off the field in very cold conditions. I would like to also thank the very dedicated staff of St Gabriel’s in Years 5 and 6 who supported the students in preparing each student for this competition and encouraging them to try their best. A special thank you to Mrs Mihaly and Mrs Holt and Mrs Kennedy who attended to any students medical needs on the day. Thank you to Mrs Morley who umpired and coached Netball on the day to a very high standard. Again our school is very fortunate to have outstanding Educational Support Officers who ensure the well-being of our students. I would like to thank the parent volunteers for coaching the students on the day in Soccer and Football Mrs Colantuono, Mr O’Dowd and Mr Adams our school is very appreciative of the extra time you give to support all our students in sporting competitions. Finally I would like to thank Mrs Haney for coordinating all the netball games on the day and then she also umpired games on the day. Mrs Haney you are a “Superstar”. The Hockey team won their competition and now advance to the Regional competition to be played in Sale on Wednesday July 20th. St Gabriels entered 4 Netball teams. The “A” team made it through to the Grand Final playing against St Michael’s with St Michael’s winning a close game. The other three teams played with great endeavour and were able to win some games. The T-Ball teams finished in third place and again the students played to the best of their ability. The “A” Girls soccer team and the Boys “A” team won every game and advanced to the Latrobe Valley Division competition to be played on Wednesday 15th June and the “B” Soccer team also won their competition winning two of their three games they played. The football team won every game they played and also advanced to the Latrobe Valley Division competition. The football team coached by Mr Adams was delighted by the way the football team played as a team and the way they encouraged each other to do their best. ( See photos attached)
Winter Round Robin - Latrobe Valley Division - Wednesday 15th June
Wednesday St Gabriel’s Yr 5/6 Soccer “A’ Boys and Girls team and the Boys/Girls Football team competed in the Latrobe Valley Division Winter Round competition in Traralgon. The Soccer games were played at Harold Preston Park and the Football games were played at Traralgon West Sports Complex. The Boys A team won two games and drew in their other game. After a count back on goals scored for and against St Gabriels won the competition and Lumen Christi Churchill finished in second place. The Boys A team will now compete in the Regional Competition to be played in Sale on Wednesday 20th July. The Girls “A” team won all their games comfortably and also proceeded to the Regional Competition in Sale. Whilst the Boys football team played 4 games and won all their games convincingly and also proceeded to the Regional Competition to be held in Sale. I would like to thank Mrs Baccega, Mrs Holt, Mrs Mihaly, Mrs Colantuono and Mr O’Dowd for your wonderful coaching and encouragement of both soccer teams and the School wishes you all the best in the next level of competition. I would like to thank Mr Adams, Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Wilson for coaching and supporting the football boys and girls on the day and also the school wishes the team all the best in the next level of competition. A special thank you to Mrs Wilson who also acted as the convenor for the football event on the day and for fulfilling her duties on the day in a professional manner. A job well done.
Regional Cross Country - Lardner Park Warragul - Thursday 2nd June
On Thursday 2nd of June 11 Cross Country runners from St Gabriel’s competed in the Regional Championship at Lardner Park Warragul. The conditions were very cold and also very hilly but this did not deter the competitors from running their very best on the day. Congratulations to all our Cross Country competitors who ran at Lardner Park. Out of the 11 students who competed on the day, 5 students will go on to compete in the State Cross Country Championships to be held at the Yarra Valley Racecourse on Thursday July 14th, as they finished in the top 12 placings in their event on the day. They are: Sierra Colantuono, Jack Marino, Celi Coulthard, Jerzey Podmore and Aaliyah Judilla. On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate the five students who have made it through to the State Cross Country Championships to be held next term. The School is very proud of your efforts.
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.