Alive Catholic Early Learning

We invite you to join us for a tour of Alive Catholic Early Learning, Parafield Gardens co-located with Holy Family Catholic School.


At Alive Catholic Early Learning, we are committed to creating positive early learning experiences – because how children learn, shapes who they become. During this tour, you will meet Acting Director Nicole Tropeano and hear about our learning philosophy. Find out about how we will work in partnership with you to nurture your child’s full potential, as we recognise that you’re the one who knows your child best.


During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see the centre in action, experience our learning spaces and ask any questions.


Please register at:


For further information, please contact Nicole Tropeano, Acting Director, at



Important Dates for Term 4 2019

Hello families of 5/6 HM and AE,


As our busy term is almost half way through, I’m very much aware that some parents are beginning to wonder what some of the important dates are for the end of year celebrations.

However here are some of the dates to remember. Please keep in mind that some of these apply to year 6 students only.


  • Week 5 – Friday night -School disco
  • Week 6 – Friday 9.00am Sports assembly in hall.
  • Week 7 – Illawonga Camp
  • Week 8 – Tues 3/12 Graduation Mass 9.30 in hall
  • Week 8 – Friday, Carols Night
  • Week 9 –  Thursday 9.00am Graduation Assembly
  • Week 9 – Thursday Night – Graduation (year 6 Only) Time TBC
  • Week 9 – Friday Pupil Free day


In among all of these exciting events we still have some great learning to take place. It is our aim for this to continue right up until the end of the year. For our year 6 students it’s a great time to prepare and be involved in the transition to secondary school, while our year 5’s are learning what is involved in becoming the ‘Seniors’ at school.  The notes and money for the compulsory senior jumpers in 2020 are due along with any outstanding Camp forms. We are keen to get final numbers for camp by the end of this week.

Please feel free to put these dates in your calendar as we look forward to sharing these events with families. We will endeavour to keep you up to date with as much of the details as possible. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


Thank you,

Emma Harrison and Andy Elder


Today we started our new task which involves students working in a small group to create their own podcasts.  Today we started by exploring the garage band program and becoming familiar with inserting music and recording our voices.  Next lesson we will start by writing a script.  Stay tuned!

Sports Day



Earlier this year, the Sports Day was cancelled due to weather conditions.  It has been rescheduled to Friday 25 October 2019 and will be held on the school oval.


School will commence at the normal time of 8.50am and finish at 3pm.  Students will need to wear their sports uniform but may wear a coloured shirt for their sports house.


The program will be run until 1.00pm with classes returning to their classrooms when not required to be at the oval.


Parents are welcome to attend to watch their child participate.  If you are able to assist your child’s teacher with the sports day activities, please advise them.


8:50am School commences
9:00am Opening ceremony – whole school
9:15am Year Reception – 2 only

Junior Primary baton relay (12 races)

9:35am Year 3 – 6 only

Upper Primary baton relay (8 races)

10:00am Year Reception – 2 only

Junior Primary rotation (6 stations @ 10 mins each)

Year 3-6 return to class

11:00am Junior Primary rotation finish
11:00 -11:20am RECESS
11:30am Year 3-6 only

Upper Primary rotations (7 rotations @ 10mins each)

Year Reception – 2 in class

12:40pm Rotations finish

Boys v Girls relay

Junior Primary classes return to oval

12:45pm Presentation
1:00 – 1:40pm LUNCH
1:40 – 3:00pm Normal class program
3:00pm School finishes


The canteen will be open during the sports day program.  There will be a special lunch menu.  Please pre-order by returning the attached order form with payment to the front office or canteen.  Alternatively, you can order using the Qkr app.  Parents are welcome to make purchases from the canteen.


Item Cost
Meat Pie $4.00
Sausage Roll $3.50
Tomato sauce 20c
Hot Ham & Cheese Roll $4.50
Fried Rice $4.50
Hotdog with sauce $4.50
Fruit Box

apple, apple & blackcurrant, tropical, orange

Flavoured Milk

chocolate, strawberry, banana



Year 6 Graduation Books

The year 6’s have the opportunity to create their own graduation book this term.  This will be a great opportunity to create something that they can look back on in future years.    Students will be able to download this as an iBook later in the term.