Newsletter 2 - Term 3 - Week 2 - 22nd July 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
Dear Parents, Guardians & Carers,
Congratulations to all of our students who have competed in sporting events over the first 2 weeks of school. I would like to make special mention to: Sierra Colantuono, Aaliyah Judilla, Ceili Coulthard, Jack Marino and Jerzey Podmore who all ran fantastically at the State Cross Country in week 1 of the term. Also to our grade 5/6 Footy and Soccer teams who represented us at the Regional Finals in Sale on Wednesday this week. You all represented our school wonderfully. An extra big Congratulations to both the boys and girls soccer teams who have now won through to the State Finals to be held in Melbourne in September.
School Uniform Update
In consultation with the Leadership Team and School Advisory Committee we have decided to introduce the following changes to our current school uniform.
We will be adding a grey skort to the girls uniform. This can be worn in both summer and winter. In summer it can be worn with our blue polo shirt and blue socks. In winter it can be worn with our blue polo shirt and grey tights. These will be available in sizes 4-16. We are currently awaiting for the stock to arrive and we will notify you when they become available.
In regards to the choice of jumpers. Children will now have the option of wearing the V Neck jumper or the windcheater (traditionally worn on sports days) with their winter or summer uniform.
Please also note the spray jackets are not to be worn indoors.
We thank you for your ongoing support in keeping children who are sick away from school until they have recovered. We know it is challenging for you to manage. As COVID-19 is still present in our community we continue to ask that unwell students get tested and remain at home until their symptoms resolve and seek medical assistance as required.
We encourage parents, guardians and carers to keep children home if they are displaying any of the following symptoms:
- chills or sweats
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
- loss of sense of smell or taste
In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.
Sports News - 22nd July 2022
State Cross Country
On Thursday 14th July 5 students: Sierra Colantuono, Aaliyah Judilla, Ceili Coulthard, Jack Marino and Jerzey Podmore made the journey to the Yarra Valley Racecourse to compete in the State School Cross Country event. Every one of them ran a fantastic race in very strong fields of runners. A big congratulations to Sierra who ran 7th in her age group and is now an emergency for the State team which will represent Victoria in the National Competition.
Regional Winter Sports
On Wednesday 20th July our School football, and soccer teams all made the trip to Sale to compete in the Regional Winter Sports finals. All teams had a great day out and are to be congratulated on their sportsmanship and excellent behaviour.
Our footballers played 4 games and came away with 2 wins and 2 losses. Unfortunately for them this is the end of their journey in this competition. A big thank you to Troy Adams, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Kennedy for all their hard work with this team. An awesome effort to make it to this level.
Our boys soccer team played 4 games and came away with 4 excellent wins. They have now qualified for the State Finals which will be held in September in Melbourne. We wish them every success and thank David O’Dowd and Mrs Baccega for the hard work with the team.
Our girls soccer team played 2 games and came away with 2 excellent wins as well. They have now qualified for the State Finals which will be held in September in Melbourne. We wish them every success and thank Alison Colantuono and Mrs Holt for the hard work with the team. Be sure to check out both teams' new playing strips designed by Mrs Baccega.
State Soccer Team
A massive congratulations to Sierra Colantuono who has spent this term attending tryouts to be selected in the School Sport Victoria 12&U State Soccer team. We are very happy and proud to announce that Sierra has qualified for this team which will play in Perth in October. Congratulations Sierra, all of your determination and hard work is paying off. We wish you every success.
Earlier this month, Rhys Pollerd competed at the 2022 National Indoor Archery Championships.
Rhys shot at Twin City Archers in Morwell (his home club). This is one of only two venues in Victoria.
He was shooting from 18 m.
In the ‘Under 14 Male Compound Bow’ section, shooting from 18m. Rhys placed 3rd in Australia out of 13, taking home the bronze medal. He won Gold (1st) in Victoria out of 8 competitors.
Congratulations Rhys. We are SO 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 6.00pm
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 6.00pm. All parents, new and old are warmly welcome.
School Lunch Orders
Change to Lunch Order Days.
LUNCH ORDERS ARE NOW MONDAY AND THURSDAY ONLY
Monday orders are to be placed in classroom tubs first thing Monday morning.
Thursday orders are to be placed in classroom tubs first thing Thursday morning.
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.