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May 14, 2013: Merit Certificates
Congratulations to the following students who have received Merit Certificates: Michael O - Prep J, Chelsea D - Prep M, Eva-Grace W - Prep N, Tyler C - 1J, Mikhail Mc - 1M, Ashton G - 1N, Georgia F - 2J Chloe H - 2M, Lily N - 2N, Mitchell L - 3J, Isaac R - 3M, Ainsley F - 4J, Amiee P - 4M, Blake Mc - 4N, Keely A - 5/6A, Kynan G - 5/6J, Laura P - 5/6M, Angela J - 5/6N, Sophie M - 7J, Trinity N - 7M
MUSIC - Black Belt Tenor Recorder - Tiana N & Harrison A, Cleanest Classroom - 7M
May 14, 2013: Invitational Cross Country Success
Last week we hosted our annual Invitational Cross Country with over 750 students from 14 Catholic Primary Schools participating. Our children have been training hard for this event and I thank all the staff who have been involved in the early morning training sessions. Special thanks to Mrs Narelle Todd and Mr Brendan Marrinan who have been coordinating and running the training sessions to ensure the students were well prepared for the event.
April 30, 2013: ANZAC Dawn Service
Thank you to all the students, staff and families who were able to attend the dawn service at Cleveland on Thursday last week. I estimated that we had over 40 students and their families attend the event. We had a much improved spot in front of the tree very close to the ceremony. I was reading an article in the local paper about the dawn service in Cleveland and it said there were over 5,000 people in attendance. This is an incredible response and demonstrates that the significance of this day is growing each year and adults and children today want to pay their respects to those who have lost their life during service to our country and to those who are currently serving.
April 30, 2013: Working Bee Thank You
On Saturday we held a working bee and achieved a great deal around the school grounds including, mowing of all grass areas between classrooms, Prep and early years play areas, whipper snipping around the entire school, hedges neatened, weeding and mulching of gardens outside Prep, Antonio Centre, library and front entrance; spread new soft fall mulch in Prep and early years playgrounds and new sand in the Prep sandpit and long jump pit; and set up choir risers in the Antonio Centre. I would like to acknowledge and thank all the families and staff who assisted on the day, and to Mr Bill White our groundsman and Mr Brendan Marrinan who coordinated the day. We were also fortunate to have one of our past parents, Simon, assisting by providing and using his digger and bobcat for the day. It will be our intention to have another working bee early term 3 before the School Fiesta. More details regarding this will be advertised in future newsletters.
March 26, 2013: Holy Week
This week was Holy Week. A
week that is most sacred in
the Catholic tradition. We
events of Palm Sunday
(Prep -2) and Holy Thursday
(Year 3-4), remembered Jesus’
death and celebrated his glorious resurrection.
Thank you to the families who joined us in our
Holy Week celebrations.
March 26, 2013: Dance Fever Challenge
Our Year 4 -7 students have been involved in a dance program all this term and last Sunday they participated in the culminating activity known as the dance fever challenge. This event was held at Chandler and involved six other schools from around Queensland. The event involved pair dancing and group dancing. Many of our students received awards throughout the day for their pair dancing and St Anthony’s won the overall Year 7 pair dancing trophy. I would like to congratulate all the students who attended and participated in this event. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the staff from St Anthony’s who attended and supported the students.
March 19, 2013: Project Compassion 2013
This week we will have a Social Justice focus at our
school. Caritas has promoted “Opening Doors in the
Future” as a Lenten goal. It is a week where we will have a
number of fun activities with the student making a donation
before going through a “door”. Behind the door will be
games and obstacle courses. Our Year 5/6 students will
assist in the running of these games. We will also have a
guessing competition involving corn kernels. The activities
will occur on the grassed area outside the Year 1
classroom. We will also have our yellow donation
watering can out at both assemblies during the week for
March 19, 2013: News of a new Pope
By now you would all be
aware of the joyous news
that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
is now Pope Francis, the
leader of our Catholic
This time of change
is always exciting with
renewed hopes for the future. I am sure we will all keep
Pope Francis in our prayers as he takes on this most sacred
March 12, 2013: Surname Signs for Cars
We are in the process of organising, printing and laminating family surnames (in particular your child’s surname/known as surname) which will be sent home either by the end of this term or early next term. These surname signs can then be placed on the sun visor of the front passenger seat to assist staff who are on duty to call out the student’s surname to improve efficiency of the pick-up area at the end of the school day.
Should you have a particular request for the surname to be printed on the sign please contact the office via phone: 3820 1200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 4, 2013: Yr 3-7 Swimming Carnival
Last Friday we held our Yr 3 – Yr 7 swimming carnival at Cleveland Pool. We were blessed with the weather as it was a very comfortable day with only a light shower. Once we arrived back to school the skies opened up and continued to rain for much of the weekend. Our carnival was a wonderful success and I would like to acknowledge the efforts and hard work of Mr Marrinan for coordinating the day and the preparation leading up to the day. The success of such events are also a reflection on the generous support from our parents/family members, staff and students who assist on the day. We had a great deal of parents/family members who volunteered to assist and we are grateful for their time and generosity. At this Friday’s assembly we will be presenting the age champion awards and the Kathy Otto award. This is the 13th Anniversary of the Shield which is in memory of Kathy’s love of swimming and her invaluable contributions to the preparation, organisation and running of the St Anthony’s Swimming Carnival.
The Shield is awarded each year to a Boy and a Girl who exhibit the qualities of leadership, effort, participation and team spirit.
February 26, 2013: Bullying. No Way: Crazy Hair Day
St Anthony's School has registered to be part of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, Friday 15 March 2013. This annual day provides the opportunity for our school to say Bullying. No Way! and to strengthen our everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time.
On Friday March 15 our school will be recognising National Bullying No Way Day with a Crazy Hair Day (gold coin donation). For more information on Bullying. No Way Day please visit the website at www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
February 12, 2013: Prep Enrolments 2014
We are now accepting applications for enrolments from all
our school families and the wider community for our
Preparatory Year for 2014. A child born from 1st July
2008 to 30th June 2009 will be eligible for the preparatory
year 2014. Preference for enrolment will be given to
siblings of children already attending St Anthony’s School,
provided that enrolment procedures are completed
and school fees are up to date.
I look forward to meeting families who are interested in
choosing St Anthony’s as their preferred school. We are
proud of the achievements of our students and the level of
professionalism that our teachers provide to and for the
» Enrolment Forms
February 12, 2013: Year 7 Leadership Ceremony
Congratulations to all involved in our Year 7 Leadership
Assembly last Wednesday. The commitment our young
people made, as leaders of our school, should not be
underestimated. The large number of parents able to attend
highlighted the importance of the prayer assembly. Many
thanks to those who provided and assisted with the morning
January 23, 2013: Welcome to the 2013 School Year
The St Anthony's school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2013 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year at our school!
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