- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- JESUS QUALITY - JUSTICE
- THE WORD FOR YOUR FAMILY
- SPORTS UPDATE
- AUSSIE OF THE MONTH
- STUDENT AWARDS - WEEK 5, TERM 3, 2022
- DATES TO REMEMBER - 2022 TERM 3 & 4
- PARENT INFORMATION
- PARENTS & FRIENDS COMMITTEE NEWS
- 2022 ST GABRIEL'S NETBALL CLUB
- MATILDA THE MUSICAL
- BELEZA SCHOOL UNFORM TRARALGON STORE CHANGED TRADING HOURS
- SUPPAUT GROUP
Newsletter 4 - Term 3 - Week 6 - 18th August 2022
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Charlton
Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
It’s hard to believe we are just over the ½ way mark of term 3. This year seems to be flying by. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school community for working through many of the restrictions we have had this year and for your understanding in keeping children home when they are unwell. Many staff members have also suffered illness and there are times when we have struggled to find a replacement for them. Our staff have all been working extremely hard and I thank them for their dedication to the students.
A reminder that Monday 22nd August is a Student Free Day, all staff will be participating in Professional Learning regarding the teaching of our religious education curriculum ‘To Live in Christ Jesus’.
Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th August. Bookings are now open via PAM
Book Fair & Week
Our annual Book Fair began yesterday and will be running through until Friday 26th August. Parents are welcome to come in and purchase books between the times of 8.30-9am and 3.15-3.45pm. There is also the option to order via the online option. Please see the back of your child’s wish list or the photo below for online details.
We will be celebrating Book Week in Week 7 with our dress up day to be held on Tuesday 23rd August. The theme for 2022 is “Dreaming with Eyes Open” and winning books will be announced to the media on August 19th . Students are not required to dress according to the theme but are encouraged to dress up as a character from a favourite book. We will hold a Parade on Tuesday morning at 9am which parents are welcome to attend. Weather permitting it will be in the courtyard otherwise it will be in the Hall. Please note you will be required to sign in at the front office.
Sports News - 18th August 2022
Winter Round Robin - State Competition Soccer / Hockey
On Wednesday 31st August, St Gabriel’s Girls and Boys Yr 5/6 Winter School Sport Soccer team will compete in the School Sport Victoria Primary Soccer competition to be held at Darebin International Sports Centre - 281 Darebin Road Thornbury. The students will be bused from school on this day to Melbourne. All details have been sent to parents detailing this event via the school electronic system (PAM). On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate both the boys and girls soccer team for making it through to the State competition and wish you all the very best. If you have any concerns with this event please contact either Mrs Charlton or Mr Hogan to discuss.
On Thursday 8th September, St Gabriel’s Girls and Boys Yr 5/6 Winter School Sport Hockey team will compete in the School Sport Victoria Primary Hockey competition to be held at Footscray Hockey Club - Fogarty Avenue Yarraville. The students will be bused from school on this day to Melbourne. All details will be sent out this week to parents detailing this event via the school electronic system (PAM). On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate both the boys and girls Hockey team for making it through to the State competition and wish you all the very best.
Basketball - Hooptime Competition
On Friday 5th August St Gabriel’s entered a boys and a girls team in the Traralgon District Basketball Hooptime competition held at the Traralgon Basketball stadium. I would like to thank Troy Adams and Liesl Sexton for coaching the teams on the day and assisting with the training prior to the event. I would also like to thank Mrs Kylie Smith and Ms Alicia Hayes for assisting the coaches on the day and supervising the students. Both teams played with great sportsmanship and endeavour. The Boys team played 5 Games and the results are as follows: Game 1: 24:17 - won, Game 2 43:4 - won, Game 3: 44:3 - won , Semi - 29:10 - won Grand Final - 18:12 - lost. St Gabriel’s Boys team played against St Michael’s in the Grand final and the game was of a very high standard. The girls team also played 5 games and the results are as follows: Game 1: 35:0 - won Game 2: 60:4 - won, Game 3: 54:0 - won, Semi - 22:9 - won , Grand Final - 20:4 - won. The girls team played St Michael’s in the Grand Final and won in a very high standard game. The girls will now compete in the Division Basketball Tournament to be held in Traralgon on Thursday 1st September. Details about this event will be sent out next week on (PAM). The girls have also made it through to compete in the Hooptime Competition to be held on Thursday October 20th. However Hooptime is finding it difficult to find basketball referees at the moment and this competition is in jeopardy of being cancelled. Also please see photos attached Please read the note below.
Hooptime Basketball - Call for Referees / Parent Helpers!
Basketball referee numbers are currently 40% down statewide since the COVID-19 pandemic started, this is being reflected in referees we can get to day time events. Our referee department is really struggling to get people on court. I've done my best to support the team by contacting Schools for parent helpers and contacting associations for assistance.
It has reached the point where cancelling Hoop Time Days has become a real possibility and the next step to the current situation.
Below is a link to a registration form for both parent helpers and qualified referees to help - qualified referees will be reimbursed $120 and parent helpers $100. Each helper will be supplied with a hand whistle and covered by Basketball Victoria insurance.
St Gabriel’s Girls team is set to play on Thursday 20th October so any parent / referee helpers are encouraged to sign up for that date and any others they would be happy to support.
We are at the stage where Hoop Time cannot continue in 2022 without the help of School communities.
Australian Netball Championships - Clinic for Yrs 3-6.
On Thursday 25th August Yrs. 3 – 6 at St Gabriel’s P.S. will be attending a Netball Clinic and watching a game played by Netball players competing in the Australian Netball Championships. The Clinic and competition will be held at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium, Catterick Crescent Traralgon. The students are to wear their sports uniform on the day. The students in Years 5/6 will have lunch at the Sports stadium and will need to bring a packed lunch. The Years 3/4 will have their lunch back at school. The students will be bused to and from the venue. The students will be bused from school to the venue on this day. All details have been sent out to parents detailing this event via the school electronic system (PAM). St Gabriel’s School is very fortunate to have this opportunity to attend a clinic and then watch future stars from teams such as: Collingwood Magpies, Tasmania, Queensland Sapphires, Victoria Fury and Sunshine Coast Lightning just to name a few. I would like to thank Judi Buhagiar from Netball Victoria and Nicole Collins for organising this clinic for the school students.
Harry Kurrle - Swimming
Harry recently attended the Victorian State swimming championships in Melbourne. He competed in the U11 50m Freestyle and the U12 boys Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay. He swam great times and got a personal best in everything. It was a great experience and achievement for him. On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate Harry on achieving a personal best in his swimming times. Please see the attached photo.
Early notification of sporting events:
Prep - Yr 2 Swimming Program - ( Monday 17th October - Thursday 27th October)
This is an early notice to let parents know that school swimming programs for all students in Grade Prep, One and Two will be held at the Ford Swimming Centre in Traralgon commencing in term 4 on Monday 17th of October and finishing on Thursday 29th of October. All details about this program and permission notices will be sent home to all families via school electronic system (PAM) in the coming weeks.
Prep - Yr 2 Athletic Carnival - ( Friday November 4th )
This is an early notification of the Prep to Year 2 Athletic Carnival to be held at St Gabriel’s P.S. on Friday 4th November. The students will participate in a number of events including hurdles, discus, long jump, shot put, vortex throwing and sprints. More details about this event will be sent home to all families at the beginning of term 4.
If you have any sporting news of an individual or a team please email me at: email@example.com
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. 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.
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.
If you have recently updated your WWCC please provide a copy of your new card to the office at your earliest convenience.
If you are a volunteer providing your valued service to St Gabriel's please ensure that we have a current up to date card on file.
Parents & Friends News
Last Tuesday 9th August we held the AGM for our Parents & Friends Committee.
The new committee is:
President: Vicki Caldwell
Vice President: TBC
Secretary: Stacey Podmore
Treasurer: Kylie Pardo
Fundraiser Coordinator: Dina Canty
Book Club: Sarah Cooper
New Families Liaison: Tan Carney
School Advisory Liaison: Rebecca Frankland
General Committee: Alana Riess, Teresa Wilke, John Wilke, Michelle Rentsch, Danielle Buglisi
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Belinda Purcell for all her work during her time as President. She has worked tirelessly over this time and this year has also taken on the role of treasurer. Your work is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to our new President Vicki Caldwell & Treasurer Kylie Pardo, I am looking forward to working with you and the committee to continue to provide great opportunities for the students of St Gabriel’s.
This year with our new committee, our monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9.15am directly after assembly. All parents are welcome as well as younger siblings.
2022 ST GABRIEL’S NETBALL CLUB
After a 2-year disruption due to Covid-19, the Traralgon Netball Association (TNA) invited teams to participate in its winter season at the Agnes Brereton Reserve, Traralgon every Saturday (during the school term).
The St Gabriel’s Netball Club were excited to continue its partnership of supporting the TNA and opened registrations and welcomed existing and new players (girls & boys) to the following teams:
U11B Saints and Aces
U13B Dynamite and Hotshots
With the season now over (apart from finals), families were invited to attend the Club’s Medal Presentation at the West Traralgon Scout Group Hall on Sat, 6th August 2022. The coaches received a thank you gift and every player was awarded with a medal and certificate.
The Committee would like to thank its sponsors, Latrobe Valley Real Estate Pty Ltd, Traralgon, Intersport Traralgon and Mr. Pizza Traralgon, the Coaches, Team Delegates, players and especially their families for taking their child to every game during the most coldest and wintery days ever.
Parents are welcome to follow our Facebook page for updates regarding registration for winter season 2023.
From the Committee:
Erin Marsham (President), Jennifer Van Der Velden (Vice-President), Jean Barnes (Secretary), Rosa Francolino (Treasurer) and Josephine Winnell (Uniform Co-ordinator)
Facebook: St Gabriel’s Netball Club