Good afternoon everyone
Hope you had a great week.
Just a friendly reminder.
Please save the date: Community Council Open Meeting
Tuesday, 18 June
6.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Everyone is welcome.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Each morning the school gathers on the assembly area and begins the day with our school prayer. In leading the children emphasis is placed on the reverent commencement of the prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
This Sunday in the Church’s Liturgy we celebrate Trinity Sunday. The mystery of the Holy Trinity lies at the heart of Christian faith. Traditionally, we begin and end each prayer with the Sign of the Cross-invoking God as a Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessings, too, end with this invocation of the Trinity. It is a mystery of faith and we can never hope to understand fully the Holy Trinity.
We continue to pray for our parish community which is led in service by Fathers Mark and Jiss. We pray too, for those young people in our parish starting to prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The Information Session will be held Week 9 (Tuesday 25 June) and the Enrolment weekend is 29/30 June 2019. We ask that their lives be blessed with the strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, through the love of the Father and by the saving grace and truth of His Son, Jesus.
WINTER WOOLIES DAY AND CEO SLEEPOUT
Remember to come to school dressed in your winter woollies tomorrow and to bring your donations and/or a gold coin.
We will be blessing the donations and loading them onto the Night Patrol van after recess at 11:45am. Everyone is warmly invited to come along.
Thank you to the Community Council who will be putting on a sausage sizzle lunch for the kids as a thank you for your donations.
Looking forward to a great Winter Woollies day!
As you may be aware, I am participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This event serves to raise awareness and funds which enable St Vincent de Paul to care for people who are homeless or at risk. This event has raised valuable funds and awareness for the homeless and vulnerable in our community
Your donations will go towards my fundraising for the CEO Sleepout. I will be joining other Principals in the Archdiocese sleeping rough next Thursday night. Using only my warm clothes, a sleeping bag, and a couple of cardboard boxes, I will simulate homelessness and raise money for this good cause.
For me, this is such an important event, because it gives people who are struggling access to key services and support that can help to break the cycle of homelessness in Australia.
Thank you for your support!
Wishing God’s blessing on you and your families,
|KE - Ashlea||KK - Conrad||KM - Gabriel||KT - Kritik|
|1C - Eli||1C/P - Nolan||1M - Callum||1W - Oliver|
|2A - Tayla||2T/C - Jack||2H - Jackson||2W - Emmett|
|3D - Justin||3I - Mia||3K - Christian||3T - Hugo|
|4D - Mackenzie||4F - Jayden||4R - Leia||4Z - Sebastian|
|5D/D - Vinnie||5KY- Martin||5KA - Peter||5R - Hope|
|6BO'C - Joshua||6N/S - Nelly||6P - Olivia||6T - Ned|
Our Stars of the Week!!!!
First Eucharist and Reconciliation Dates for 2019
For children in Year 3 and above wishing to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist in 2019
Saturday 29 June at 6:00pm or
Sunday 30 June 9:30am or 5:30pm
Celebration of First Reconciliation
Tuesday 27- Thursday 29 August
Celebration of First Eucharist
At Masses on weekends
14-15 September and 21-22 September
For more details please contact Sacramental Coordinator
Louise Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 29 & Sunday, 30 June - Reconciliation & First Eucharist Enrolment Masses
Ana Manenica (Acting REC) - Good Shepherd Primary School
Each year the Defence Families of Australia Delegates collect feedback from all over the country, and represent the concerns of Defence families to key decision makers including the Chief of Defence Force and the Minister for Defence Personnel.
All of the Delegates are advocating for the changes that are most important to the families in their regions, and need your feedback to ensure your voice is heard.
This year, families in ACT & Southern NSW have even more options to connect with their DFA delegate. You can speak with Emma face to face at local events, or if you miss these, over the phone or via email, or through the online feedback groups on the DFA ACT & Southern NSW Facebook page- www.facebook.com/DFAACTSouthernNSW
Is there is a Defence-related policy, entitlement or support that you think needs to change or be improved?
DFA would also like to hear about what's working well so they can advocate for it to continue.
Is there a policy, entitlement or support that really helped you in the last year that you can tell us about?
There is a feedback group for each of the ACT/Southern NSW regions- Canberra Region, Shoalhaven, Wagga Wagga and Albury Wodonga so connect today and have your say on your experience as a Defence family.
National Delegate – ACT and Southern NSW
Defence Family Helpline 1800 624 608
Defence family members seeking advice, support or connection with their local community can call the all-hours Defence Family Helpline on 1800624608
Have your say – 2019 ADF Families Survey is open now
Please advise your child's teacher and Mrs Taryn Ahern (DSM) if you are deploying or absent for an extended period of time.
Defence Kids Club
Kinder,Yr1,Yr2 Please meet Mrs Ahern on Monday lunch time in the McGrath Building.
Yr3,Yr4,Yr5 and Yr6 Please meet Mrs Ahern on Tuesday lunch time in the Ryan Building.
On Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 6 June 2019, the Lions Club of Gungahlin held its seventh annual Primary School Public Speaking competition. A total of nineteen students from the local Gungahlin primary school participated in the competition over two nights: ten Year 5 and under students on Wednesday and nine Year 6 students on Thursday. This was the biggest competition we have had so far, and we hope to continue to grow and include more of our local schools in the competition.
WOW, what an amazing night we had! We enjoyed a night of very entertaining and interesting speeches which were all an excellent standard. Our judges were impressed and had a difficult job to determine the first, second and third places in a very close field.
Congratulations to all the competitors for their hard work. The students should be extremely proud of their efforts and we hope they continue to build their confidence and skill in public speaking. Maybe we will see some of them again next year.
Congratulations also to the 1st and 2nd and 3rd place contestants in each category. The Year 5 and under Perpetual Trophy this year will be held by Burgmann Anglican School and the Year 6 Perpetual Trophy will be held by Harrison School. The trophies will be delivered to the schools when the inscriptions have been done. The final results are:
Year 5 and under section
1st place - Caelan Riches – Burgmann Anglican School
2nd place - Hannah Chi – Holy Spirit Primary School
3rd place - Mikayla Nutt – Mother Teresa School
Year 6 section
1st place - Angus Crockett – Harrison School
2nd place - Grace Barber – Mother Teresa School
3rd place - Harry Labouchadiere – Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School
Thank you to all the schools that supported the event and especially the teachers who did such a wonderful job in preparing and supporting their students, both leading up to and on the night.
Debbie Hansard - Coordinator
Gungahlin Lions Club Primary School Public Speaking Competition