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TERM 3, WEEK 5,16th August 2017.

Dear Parents & Guardians,
Sacrament of Confirmation
Our Year Six Confirmation Candidates will receive the Sacrament on Sunday 20th August at the 11.00am Mass. Thank you to
parents, teachers & Fr Giosue for supporting the students in their faith journey. 
Edale Way Drive Through & Changton Way
Some parents are parking on Edale Way before and after school causing big issues in the set down and pick up queue. This is a very
unsafe practice and if it continues that access into the School will have to be closed due to safety concerns. Please use the Edale
Way drop off as it is intended, it is not a parking area. The City of Stirling will conduct random checks in the area.
Kindergarten parents are asked not to park on the roadside where there are ‘No Standing’ signs on Changton Way opposite the
Kindergarten towards the corner of the street. Please respect the residents’ properties who we share Changton Way with.
Food Sensations Cooking Class
Want to learn more about healthy food for your family that tastes good and saves you money? Then please register at the Front
Office to attend cooking classes which will be held next term on Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of November between 9.15 and
11.45am. A creche is available for those who require a little one looked after. Places are limited to 10 people so register your interest
as soon as possible. Thank you to the Westminster Child & Parent Centre and Foodbank for offering these cooking lessons to our
school community.
Performing Arts
Our Year 1, 2, 3 & 4 students are performing in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival on Monday August 21 in the Choral
Singing section. Thank you to Mrs von Bergheim for preparing the students. Students are performing at the Vasto Club in Balcatta
and parents are welcome to attend. There is a small charge for entry.
A note has gone home reminding students to wear their full winter uniform, including jumper. Girls are asked to have their hair neat &
tidy and wear white socks (not tights). Boys are to wear long grey trousers.
Book Week
Book Week will be celebrated at St Gerard’s Primary next week on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd August. The theme for this
year’s Book Week is ‘Escape to Everywhere’.
Students in all years are encouraged to come to school on Tuesday 22nd August dressed up as a book character. In the afternoon
Year 4, 5 & 6 students will join in a Book Week Quiz to test their knowledge on books studied and read during Library lessons.
Thanks to Mrs di Carlo & Mrs Migro for promoting books in our school through Book Week.
NAPLAN Online Readiness
Students in Years 3 & 5 are participating in a NAPLAN trial to determine the readiness of schools to take part in NAPLAN online.
Students will sit tests in writing and another test with a mix of spelling, reading, grammar & punctuation, and numeracy questions.
This test is purely to check our students computer skills in doing a NAPLAN style assessment online and to check how our iPads and
internet cope with the testing schedule. The trial won’t assess the student work and it won’t count for any assessment purpose.
Faction Cross Country
Years 3 to 6 classes will participate in the Faction Cross Country trials, this Friday 18th August. Students will walk to the park on
Esperanto Way, just a short walk from the School. Good luck to all runners!
Uniform Shop will only be open in the afternoon this Thursday 17th August, 2.30-3.15 pm.
Best wishes!

Mark Miloro

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