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Camp Update- Please Read

Dear parents and carers,

The children and staff are very excited about the camp. Good luck getting them to sleep tonight.

We have spoken to the children about the morning routine. Hopefully, they pass on the information.

We will meet at the tennis courts at 8:30. The children should see their teacher first to check-in and hand over any medications before chatting with their friends.

If there is a family emergency, please contact the school and they will be able to get a message to us.

 

See you all in the morning.

Year 5 teachers.

Crazy Sock Day - Friday 30th October

A reminder to wear your craziest socks this Friday 30th October and to bring a gold coin donation for the School of Hope. Attached is a letter written by Simon from Global School Partners about the current situation in Kenya. If you are able to donate more to the School of Hope, details can be found by following the link below.

https://www.globalschoolpartners.org.au/donate

GSP_letter_to_the_Good_Shepherd_Community_October_2020.pdf

Book Club Issue 7

Orders will be finalised on Friday afternoon. Please use LOOP for your order and consider using a GIFT order for any Christmas presents.

Canteen Survey

Dear Parents,

 

The new canteen fit-out is complete and we are aiming to have it up and running for 2021. 

We would love feedback from our school community members in order to make decisions regarding the function and service of the canteen.  

Please help us by completing the attached survey.

Thank you

Good Shepherd Catholic School Community Council

 

 

https://gspsamaroo.schoolzineplus.com/survey/17

 

 

Socktober - Friday 30th October

Next Friday 30th October, Good Shepherd will be holding a Crazy Sock Day to raise funds for the School of Hope in Kenya. Good Shepherd has supported the School of Hope for many years now and they need our support more than ever now with the global pandemic.

Attached are details for Crazy Sock Day. Students are encouraged to wear their craziest socks and bring in a gold coin donation or more if families are able. On this day, students will also be engaged in activities involving socks to raise awareness of poverty overseas and how we can help to stop it.

Crazy_Socks_Day_2020.pdf

Altar serving training - Saturday 24th October

Please see attached a letter from Holy Spirit Parish to encourage students to become an altar server. If you are baptised Catholic and have received your First Eucharist you are able to become an altar server.

Altar_Server_Recruitment_Flyer_2020_General.pdf

ACT Election update

Dear Parents,

Please find attached a letter from Mr Ross Fox, Director of Catholic Education, regarding the ACT Election tomorrow.

20201015 ACT ELECTION 2020.pdf

Regards,

David Austin

Principal

Snake sighting

This is to inform you that a brown snake was sighted on the school grounds today, between the portables and the Ryan Building (near the old vegetable patch). Students were in the classroom and staff kept a visual on the snake until ACT Wildlife attended. They captured the snake and have taken it away to be released in bushland away from the school and residents.

Our school is located in close proximity to grasslands and a nature reserve. With these sort of locations, it is likely that there will occasionally be a snake encounter, particularly in the warmer months of spring and summer.

There was plenty of chat from students at lunchtime regarding our slippery visitor to school today so I wanted to be open with parents regarding what happened and the process we followed to ensure the safety of all. 

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Year 5 Camp Registration

We understand that there have been some issues registering for the camp. The link is now reopened until tomorrow. If any issues call 131302.

Swimming Notice K-Year 3

Dear Parents

Please read the notice attached for information on swimming this term.

Swimming K 3 Reminder 2020

Regards,
Miss Jessica Coghlan