Forgive One Another

Good afternoon everyone,

Today we shared in our Mass with the Village on the theme, Forgive One Another. The children participated throughout the Mass and the readers did an amazing job as we shared it with Father Francis. He was accompanied by our 5/6 buddies in Vincent and Hiep.

Gospel Reading

Gospel Luke 19:1-10

Jesus was going through Jericho,
where a man named Zacchaeus lived.
He was in charge of collecting taxes and was very rich.

Jesus was heading his way,
and Zacchaeus wanted to see what he was like.
But Zacchaeus was a short man and could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree.

When Jesus got there he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus hurry down!
I want to stay with you today.”

Zacchaeus hurried down and gladly welcomed Jesus.

Everyone who saw this started grumbling, “This man Zacchaeus is a sinner!
And Jesus is going home to eat with him.”

Later that day Zacchaeus stood up and said to Lord, “I will give half of my property to poor.
And I will now pay back four times as much
to everyone I have ever cheated.”

Jesus said to Zacchaeus,
“Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham.
The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Through the Homily, Father Francis spoke about the importance of everyone making mistakes, but the importance of forgiving someone for doing so. He spoke about we make mistakes to learn, making a mistake creates a new learning opportunity that extends our fountain of knowledge.

We are so grateful for the parents who were able to attend. Thank you.

R/1MS Assembly Prep

Hi everyone,

In preparation for our assembly tomorrow,

Children are asked to wear sports uniform. If they come to you asking to bring a tea towel, it will be for their character for our nativity play. Do not stress if you do not have one, we will have spares.

I ask that children come and drop off their bags to the classroom, then meet me (Mr Stramare) in the hall between 8.30-8.45am to prepare costumes for the assembly.

The assembly will start at 9am pending all classes arriving on time.

Thank you and we hope too see you all there tomorrow morning 🙂

Week 5 Reminders

Hi everyone,

Just reminding you of important dates this week 🙂

Thursday 14th of November – The Village Mass 

Where: The Centre

Time: 11.30am

Parents are welcomed to attend the service if you’re able to.

Friday 15th of November – R/1MS & 3MA Assembly

Where: The Hall

Time: 9am

Children in R/1MS may ask to bring in a tea towel or fairy wings for props to use in the performance.

Friday 15th of November – R-2 Disco

Where: The Hall (enter through OHSC)

Time: 6-7pm

Speck of Gold – Can Drive

Hi everyone,

Today we were able to put together a mini master piece with the amazing donations you have all warmly donated to this amazing cause. The children had an abundance of fun putting together an image of sorts and created a beautiful flower.

It was amazing to see the teamwork, resilience, perseverance, creativity and love of learning that was demonstrated by all children as they challenged their critical and creative thinking to build a masterpiece out of the donated cans.

Nhial – It was fun because I got to use teamwork.

Alana – I really enjoyed making the formation.

Mitchell – The best part was making the circle for the flower.

Max – We are donating the cans to Ronald McDonald house because they are sick and need the food to stay alive.

Khyle – I loved putting the cans together because I love making flowers.

Once again, thank you for all your very generous donations 🙂

God Bless


Diwali – The Festival of Light

Hi everyone,

This afternoon we looked into the wonderful celebration known as Diwali which was celebrated yesterday. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

As a learning community we spoke about the importance of the Diwali celebrations. We had some very special helpers from year 6 come and help create our class Rangoli’s. Deepthi, An-Maria and Shanthana created original designs for our class to be able to decorate to display within our learning community. Rangoli’s are made during the Diwali celebrations and can be made out of rice, dry flower and coloured sand.

Have a look at our amazing Rangoli’s below 🙂

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


R/1MS House Colours


Mr Stramare







R/1EQ House Colours


Nahom F






Mr Bartold

Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence

This afternoon as a learning community we explored our Character Strength; Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence! The children had a yarn about what they thought the term may mean, we then went out to explore the beauty around our school.

“I recognize, emotionally experience, and appreciate the beauty around me and the skill of others.”

Oliver – I saw something beautiful that is the centre because you can learn new things and hear lots go things, to be smarter and kind and learning music and Spanish.

Zac – When there’s room in the nature in the environment, and the environment gets to live and the humans get to live, and it is very rude to kill the environment. It’s Gods creation.

Mikayla – I love the flowers, and I love the Fish Farm and the oval.

Alexa – Everyone loves the earth and the world and the trees and the flowers. If there is no flowers the bees cannot help create things and you cant kill Gods creation because everyone loves it.

Dyhani – I love the plants.

Declan – I saw lots of things that were beautiful, beautiful flowers and trees with fruit on them. The fish were pretty as well.

Eva – My appreciation of beauty would be the fish tank because the people who made the fish tank must of taken a long time and its good that they were able to make the fish tank.

Alana – Playing with my friends shows appreciation of beauty to me.

Bibi – My favourite part was looking at the nice trees and flowers.

Shane – I saw fish, I wondered who made them.


Chloe – Dear God, Thank you for our friends an d thank you for school. Thank you for the shops. Amen

Character Strengths

Charlize – Perseverance. Playing with my friends.

Elnathan – Honesty. Being honest to my friends.

Felipe – Zest. Going to Grevillia Park

Chloe – Zest. Play with friends.

Alana – Love. Love for my family.

Eva – Kindness. Being nice to my friends.

Oliver – Honesty. Helping others.

Specks of Gold

Charlize – My speck of gold was playing with my friends.

Elnathan – My speck of gold was playing soccer.

Felipe – My speck of gold was playing with Khyle.

Chloe – My speck of gold was playing with Jason.




Little Athletics

Today we had a visit from Little Athletics Australia where they introduced the program to the children before being able to have a go at some of the activities they had set up for the children. The children used their growth mindset, as they navigated through obstacles and showcased their growing gross motor skills. Skills involved throwing, running, jumping and the use of the character strength of teamwork.