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Friday, 28 August 2020 - Week 6 Dear Families, Staff and Students, Thank you for the many supportive comments I have received from you about the recent coverage by ABCTV and ABC Online about our unconditional positive regard for our students. I received a raft of encouragement from all over Australia and internationally. The media concentrated on the Suspension/ Expulsion aspect of the story. The main thrust of our approach is to work closely with parents to support them and their children without judgement to ensure they have a focus on their learning without interfering with the welfare and learning of other students. We regularly use techniques of de-escalation (distracting children when upset), presencing (engaging children in their learning), mindfulness (giving children the tools to be aware of themselves and their effect on others) and self-regulation (skilling children to be reflective on their behaviour and to develop strategies to control it themselves). We have amazing success with this approach. Literacy at Holy Family: Closure Day Friday October 16 th We have been building a whole school approach to the teaching of young writers for a number of years. We plan to revisit the philosophical foundations and guiding pedagogical practices of a Writing Workshop approach. This Professional Learning Project seeks to explore ways to build on a vision of learning that values: Every child viewed as a capable learner who can grow as a writer; Every child building a strong identity as a writer, with agency in their learning processes; Purposeful dialogue as a tool for children’s and educators’ learning’ Reflection and self-direction for children’s and educators’ learning; Children viewed as creators, not just passive recipients, of texts and particularly multi-modal texts. Pedagogy of Writing Being a writer is more than knowing how to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. Understanding how to craft effective writing to convey an intended message involves complex composing decisions alongside knowledge of language conventions. Strong writers think about their audience, the purpose for writing and select the most appropriate crafting techniques for their needs. They learn to think like a writer: collecting ideas for writing, thinking about word choice, sentence fluency, structure and how to bring authentic voice to their writing. Effective Professional Learning Pedagogical Coaching is not so much an alternative to traditional models of teacher professional development, but an extension that closely connects vision, theory and daily pedagogical practice. Coaching provides ongoing support, so teachers are able to connect the challenge and inspiration of workshops and conferences to their learning and teaching context. It provides the direct and explicit thread that weaves theory and practice together. Authentic Learning for Teachers The most effective learning for deep understanding occurs in an authentic context. It must be real and relevant for the learner to find it meaningful. The authentic context for teachers is their teaching and learning environment: the classroom, the art studio, the playground, the library, the sand pit or the school garden. Coaching takes place directly within these authentic contexts. At the heart of Pedagogical Coaching are relationships of mutual respect and trust. Time to develop these relationships is paramount to successful pedagogical growth.

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    Dear Families, Staff and Students,Thank you for the many supportive comments I have received from you about the recent coverage by ABCTV and ABC Online about our unconditional positive regard for our students. I received a raft of encouragement from all over Australia and internationally. The media concentrated on the Suspension/Expulsion aspect of the story. The main thrust of our approach is to work closely with parents to support them and their children without judgement to ensure they have a focus on their learning without interfering with the welfare and learning of other students. We regularly use techniques of de-escalation (distracting children when upset), presencing (engaging children in their learning), mindfulness (giving children the tools to be aware of themselves and their effect on others) and self-regulation (skilling children to be reflective on their behaviour and to develop strategies to control it themselves). We have amazing success with this approach.Literacy at Holy Family: Closure Day Friday October 16thWe have been building a whole school approach to the teaching of young writers for a number of years. We plan to revisit the philosophical foundations and guiding pedagogical practices of a Writing Workshop approach. This Professional Learning Project seeks to explore ways to build on a vision of learning that values:• Every child viewed as a capable learner who can grow as a writer;• Every child building a strong identity as a writer, with agency in their learning processes;• Purposeful dialogue as a tool for children’s and educators’ learning’• Reflection and self-direction for children’s and educators’ learning;• Children viewed as creators, not just passive recipients, of texts and particularly multi-modal texts.Pedagogy of WritingBeing a writer is more than knowing how to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. Understanding how to craft effective writing to convey an intended message involves complex composing decisions alongside knowledge of language conventions. Strong writers think about their audience, the purpose for writing and select the most appropriate crafting techniques for their needs. They learn to think like a writer: collecting ideas for writing, thinking about word choice, sentence fluency, structure and how to bring authentic voice to their writing.Effective Professional LearningPedagogical Coaching is not so much an alternative to traditional models of teacher professional development, but an extension that closely connects vision, theory and daily pedagogical practice. Coaching provides ongoing support, so teachers are able to connect the challenge and inspiration of workshops and conferences to their learning and teaching context. It provides the direct and explicit thread that weaves theory and practice together.Authentic Learning for TeachersThe most effective learning for deep understanding occurs in an authentic context. It must be real and relevant for the learner to find it meaningful. The authentic context for teachers is their teaching and learning environment: the classroom, the art studio, the playground, the library, the sand pit or the school garden. Coaching takes place directly within these authentic contexts. At the heart of Pedagogical Coaching are relationships of mutual respect and trust. Time to develop these relationships is paramount to successful pedagogical growth.

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    “Holy Family Writes..” Our fortnightly edition of “Holy Family Writes…” is our major initiative in promoting written language by our students. Please regularly ask your children to share with you their writing and ask them to encourage their teacher to submit their writing for publication.

    Best wishes

    KERRY WHITEPRINCIPAL

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    SACPSSA TOUCH FOOTBALL Wednesday 2nd September

    FATHER’S DAY STALL Friday 4th September

    KNOCKOUT SOCCER - GAME 2 Friday 4th September (selected squad)

    T’BALL CARNIVAL Thursday 10th September

    SAPSASA SOCCER Friday 18th September (selected squad)

    MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL Thursday 24th September

    LAST DAY OF TERM 3 Thursday 24th September

    PUPIL FREE DAY Friday 25th September (OSHC available)

    PUPIL FREE DAY Monday 12th October (OSHC available)

    FIRST DAY OF TERM 4 Tuesday 13th October

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    STATEMENTS Fees for Term 3 have been invoiced and statements posted 23/07/20

    COVID-19 FEE REMISSION Form available from our front office.

    PAYMENT METHODSWe still accept all methods of payment

    including cash. QKR App can be used for Fees and OSHC too.

    UNIFORM SHOP OPENMonday - 8.30am to 9.30am

    Wednesday - 2.30pm to 3.30pm

    Thursday - 8.30am to 9.30am

    SCHOOL TIMES

    8.50am - School Day Starts 10.20am to 10.40am - Recess

    12.40pm to 12.50pm - Lunch Eat Time

    12.50pm to 1.30pm - Lunch Play Time

    3pm - School Day Ends

    SCHOOL OPEN TO PARENTSParents welcome in the school for drop off

    in the morning and pick up at 3pm and Assemblies (social distancing).

    EARLY CHILD PICK UPSign out your student in the front office.

    Office staff will call the class for your child to walk over.

    FOOD

    Please do NOT bring in food for your child’s birthday due to hygiene and dietary reasons

    which may impact on student behaviour and/or allergies.

    Things You Should Know

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    You can help our school community fundraise while saving on everything you love to do! Entertainment Memberships are packed with savings across dining, activities, groceries, shopping and more! Right now, when you buy a Membership to support our fundraising, we will raise an extra $10 or $20 on top of the 20% we already receive from every Entertainment Membership purchase!

    You can help our school community fundraise while saving on everything you love to do! Entertainment Memberships are packed with savings across dining, activities, groceries, shopping and more! Right now, when you buy a Membership to support our fundraising, we will raise an extra $10 or $20 on top of the 20% we already receive from every Entertainment Membership purchase!

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    UNIFORM SHOPWinter Uniform is as follows:

    GIRLS: Pinafore (Reception to Year 4); Skirt (Years 5 & 6); Cream blouse with logo; Tie; Red Jumper Black knee hi socks or black tights.

    BOYS: Black trousers with Holy Family logo; Long sleeved striped Holy Family shirt; Tie; Red Jumper; Black socks with Holy Family stripe.

    SPORTS: (Boys and Girls) Holy Family trackpants; Holy Family zip jacket (optional); Holy Family striped polo shirt; White sport socks with Holy Family stripe.

    Winter uniform is required for

    Terms 3, and is now available

    from the Uniform Shop.

    PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL YOUR CHILD’S UNIFORM LOST JUMPERS & JACKETS

    We have a large number of lost jumpers and jackets with NO NAMES or the name is unclear. Unfortunately we can not return lost uniforms without a name and therefore they are used as spares to replace lost uniform.

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    AssembliesTerm 3 PresentingWeek 1 LeadersWeek 2 2RG & 4BPWeek 3 2FA & 4NBWeek 4 3NP & R/1MAWeek 5 3KC & R/1GTWeek 6 R/1MP & 5/6NBWeek 7 R/1JH & 5/6NDWeek 8 R/1KJ & 5/6IBWeek 9 5/6MS & RHAWeek 10 Moon Lantern Festival

    Term 4 PresentingWeek 1 LeadersWeek 2 4GM & 5/6HMWeek 3 3JW & 5/6AEWeek 4 2PN & R/1FDWeek 5 3HS & R/1MRWeek 6 Music AssemblyWeek 7 Sports AssemblyWeek 8 Carols NightWeek 9 Year 6 Graduation

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    FROM THE APRIM

    Last Thursday was the feast of Saint Bernard. He was born on August 20th, 1090 in France. Bernard was born into a wealthy family. At age 22 he decided to join the Benedictine monks who lived a strict life of prayer, silence and penance.

    I believe Saint Bernard had many special qualities that we could aspire to support in our own lives today.

    Simplicity-Bernard lived a life of simple meals, prayer and little sleep.

    Compassion- When he became sick he became more understanding of human needs and began to help others.

    Peacemaker- Because of his ability to settle disputes he was called on to travel to various countries to give his advice on Church and government affairs.

    Passionate- He was fearless in giving his opinion and highly respected for his insight into problems. He was an inspiring speaker and writer on the love of God, Mary, Scripture and leading a spiritual life.

    He died in 1153 he was a Doctor of the Church and patron saint of beekeepers, candle makers and Gibraltar.

    He was canonized a saint in 1174.

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    BECOMING CATHOLIC? Catholic Adult Inquiry

    (RCIA)

    Do you want to learn more about becoming

    Catholic?

    Do know someone who wants to learn more

    about becoming a Catholic?

    Baptised but not received Confirmation or

    Communion?

    Children attend Catholic School but not Catholic

    yourself?

    Marrying a Catholic?

    then you are invited to

    An

    INFORMATION SESSION In

    St Augustine’s Church

    Family Centre

    On

    Thursday September 17th

    7pm-8:30pm

    For more information contact

    Fr. Shibu

    or

    Lorraine Thalbourne

    at the Parish 8258 2314

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    Parent Initiatives in Education

    Your invitation

    Successful Pie Grant Forum

    Date: 3rd September 2020

    Time: 9.30am to 1pm

    Where: Thebarton Community Centre

    Cnr South Road and Ashwin Parade

    Torrensville

    Rsvp: Nicole Kovacevic or

    Lisa Kelly by 27th August

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

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    Attention all Parents, Principals and Teachers Are you a teacher who has some great ideas for supporting parents to engage in their children’s learning at home and at school?

    or Are you an engaged parent or carer who has some ideas on how to engage other parents, but you need support in your ideas?

    or Are you a principal or APRIM who has a program that you want to embed within in your school community to encourage and support family engagement? Have the ideas but don’t have the support or the funds? We invite you to attend our Forum for Successful Pie Grant Stories on Thursday 3rd September from 9.30 – 12.30. Come and listen to how a Pie grant can have an impact on school communities, parents and students. What are Pie grants? By arrangement with the Minister for Education John Gardner, the Federation manages these grants annually for parent initiatives in education. Grants of up to $2500 are available for projects like:

    • Encouraging parents to participate in decision-making.

    • Supporting children and families in primary and high school transitions. • Building understanding of what and how children are learning and how learning

    can be supported at home.

    • Building family and teacher capacity to work in partnership. • Developing community relationships and partnerships to create new

    opportunities for students and schools.

    Engaged parents and families help children to succeed and help schools to build strong relationships and communities. If you have some ideas or would like information on what successful Pie grant outcomes look like come along. You will be glad you did!

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    At Alive Catholic Early Learning the wellbeing of our children, families and staff is a priority. We actively support children to develop high levels of wellbeing which pos i t i ve l y impac ts the i r l ea rn ing , development and socia l emot ional capacities now and in the future.

    Studies show that gratitude is a powerful tool and can have many mental and physical benefits for children including increased happiness and optimism, improved resilience and better physical health such as enhanced sleep.

    Children in our Joachim room (6 months to 3 years) have been developing a regular practice of gratitude. This includes before meal times, giving thanks to God for the food they are about to eat. Recently, our children expressed their gratitude and appreciation to our Holy Family OSHC educators on OSHC Educator’s Day. They created cards and flowers thanking the educators for the education they provide for their siblings, families and our community. The children delivered their gifts along with their thanks and they were accepted with much happiness from Moira on behalf of Holy Family OSHC educators. This learning supported children in the development of their spiritual and social capacities which will aid them in creating relationships and bonds throughout their lives.

    Nicole Tropeano-AtyeoHead of Early Learning

    Positive Education at Alive Catholic Early Learning

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    WIN 1 of 3 Gift Packs At RAFFLETIX online or in the Office

    TICKETS: 3 for $2, 8 for $5, 18 for $10 and 30 for $15

    Father’s Day Gift Shop OPEN

    Friday 4th Sept

    Gifts priced from $1 - $6

    Father’s Day Gifts Available to purchase on QKR! app

    (ONLY one gift per student)

    Father’s Day Sept 6th 2020

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    FOR YOUR INFORMATION

    LaptopsThe laptops are a great tool for the students. Here are a few tips for looking after them:

    • No food or drink near the laptop;• Store in a safe and dry area;• Use in a dry area (ie not near sinks or wash areas);• Do not run or walk with the laptop in the open position;• Do not run with the laptop;• Always ensure the protective cover is on and not

    tampered with.

    School routines:• SCHOOL START - School starts at 8.50am, children must be under supervision of adults at all

    times. Yard Duty begins at 8.30am, if they arrive earlier they need to attend OSHC;• LATE ARRIVALS - If your child is later than 8.50am they must sign in at Student Reception;

    • SCHOOL FINISH - School finishes at 3pm if you cannot collect your child by 3.10pm, they need to go to OSHC;

    • PICK UP/DROP OFF SAFETY - Please use the Kiss and Drop Zone and DO NOT drop off your children in the car parks or park in Disabled Zones … it is illegal;

    • SAFETY - Please don’t walk on the driveways, use the footpaths, don’t walk in or out of the vehicle entry/exit gates;

    • LABELLING - please label all removable clothing (ie. jumpers, jackets, hats), label school bags, drink bottles, lunch boxes and anything else your child may bring;

    • PERSONAL ITEMS - No toys, electronics or sports equipment to be brought to school (laptops available for lease Years R-1 and provided for Years 2-6, sports equipment available from class

    teacher);• NUT FREE - A reminder we are a nut free school. This includes but is not limited to Nutella,

    Peanut Butter and some muesli bars.• STAFF CAR PARK - The inside carpark is for STAFF only.

    • GATES - All gates are locked everyday at 9.15am and re-opened at 2.15pm. During these times you must come through the front office and sign in.

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    NDBC - Walkleys Park, Fairfax Road, Ingle Farm

    2020/21

    Ages 4+ boys & girls

    T e r m 4 2 0 2 0 9 weeksThursdays 4.30-6pm from 15th Oct

    T e r m 1 2 0 2 1 9 weeksThursdays 4.30-6pm from 4th Feb

    Registration Costs$90 (2 terms) OR $60 (1 term) club fees + $22 league fees

    Club Fees includes Reds T-Shirt - School Sports Vouchers Accepted for Club Fees

    T e r m 4 2 0 2 0 9 weeksThursdays 4.30-6pm from 15th Oct

    T e r m 1 2 0 2 1 9 weeksThursdays 4.30-6pm from 4th Feb

    Registration Costs$90 (2 terms) OR $60 (1 term) club fees + $22 league fees

    Club Fees includes Reds T-Shirt - School Sports Vouchers Accepted for Club Fees

    COME & TRY | Free Sessions | Sundays 1pm | Aug 23, 30, Sept 13, 20

    For more information email: [email protected] at: www.revolutionise.com.au/ndbc/registration from 1st Sept

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    Thomas More College would like to welcome you to attend an on-site or virtual Principal’s Tour with Mr Corey Tavella, on one of the following date:

    • Thursday 17th September at 4pm.

    Numbers will be limited, therefore bookings are essential. Register your place at tmc.catholic.edu.au or Enrol now and take advantage while we have removed our normal Enrolment Application fee.

    http://tmc.catholic.edu.auhttp://tmc.catholic.edu.au