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May 17, 2016: P&F Family Fun Day this weekend
This coming Sunday May 22 our P & F will be holding a Family Fun afternoon at Sirromet Winery. Our P & F works for all families so that our children benefit. I would encourage all families to take a couple hours on Sunday afternoon to socialise in the relaxed setting of Sirromet.
» P and F Family Fun Day

May 10, 2016: Winter Arts Showcase
The Winter Arts Showcase will take place on Thursday evening 26th May starting at 6pm. It is held in the Antonio Centre. It will involve all of the Senior Choir, Junior Singers, Band, and Dancers. Also Recorders, Guitars and Keyboards (selected students only). Please return the permission form to indicate whether your child is attending. There will be a sausage sizzle before at 5pm. Please return the sausage sizzle order forms to the office with the correct money by Friday 20th May.
» 2016 Winter Showcase

May 3, 2016: Parent Portal Launch
A letter was sent home (via email) to all families last Friday about our new Parent Portal. The initial login requires families to the Parent Portal link on the right of this page and then run through the process listed in the document below:
» Parent Portal Launch 2016

April 26, 2016: ANZAC Dawn Service
Thank you to all the students, staff and families who were able to attend the dawn service at Cleveland yesterday I estimated that we had over 50 students and their families attend the event. I was reading an article in the local paper about the dawn service in Cleveland and it said there were well over 5000 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 19, 2016: Mothers Day Morning Tea - May 4
At St Anthony’s we will be celebrating Mother’s Day on Wednesday 4th May which will begin with a special Mother’s Day Prayer assembly at 8:35am in the Antonio Centre which will then be followed by a morning tea (free of charge) for all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Guardians and Aunties in our community. An invitation is attached to this newsletter Please complete the RSVP and return to the office by Wednesday April 27 to assist us for catering purposes. The parish ladies group will also be holding a Mother’s Day stall on Friday May 6. More information is attached to this newsletter.

April 12, 2016: ANZAC Day Dawn Service - April 25
I would like to invite students and families to attend the Dawn Service on Monday April 25th at the Cleveland Cenotaph beginning at 5:15am. The Service is held next to the RSL, 8 Passage Street, Cleveland. As this ceremony is a very significant part of Australia’s history, I would like to request as many students as possible to represent St Anthony’s School at this service beginning at 5:15am at the Cleveland Cenotaph. Many of our school staff will be attending and I would ask that students who are able to attend to wear their formal school uniform (Prep students can wear their normal sports uniform). I will establish a meeting spot for our students and families and will communicate this in the Week 1 newsletter of Term 2. Last year there was a considerably large crowd and it was difficult to meet in a good position. I would suggest that you arrive quite early if possible. I will be there from 4:15am.
Marty Savage

April 12, 2016: Holiday Cross Country Training
Over the holidays many St Anthony’s children continued to participate in cross country training at St Anthony’s. The training sessions were held over both weeks and on the last session of the second week a BBQ breakfast was provided to all the students and parents attending these training sessions. I would like to acknowledge and thank Mr Marrinan for coordinating and running these training sessions during his break and for his generosity to dedicate some of his holiday time to ensure the students are well prepared for the upcoming cross country events. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the parents who brought their child/ren to these training sessions.

Cross Country date claimers: Bayside - Thursday April 21, School Cross Country - Friday April 29 St Anthony’s Invitational - Thursday June 2.

March 22, 2016: Year 5 Camp
I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Year 5 three day camp last week at Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast. It was a terrific opportunity to work with the students and participate in activities many of them were experiencing for the first time. I was incredibly impressed with the courage the students displayed to attempt and persist with some of the more challenging activities. It was also wonderful to see how well they supported and encouraged each other. I was very proud of all of the students and I imagine they came home to their families with many great stories and memories.
Marty Savage

March 15, 2016: Holy Week Liturgies
Next week we have a variety of liturgies that retell the last days of Jesus’ time on Earth.

Each Year Level will lead an enactment of Jesus’ final days, you are all very welcome to join us. Please see the timetable below for details.
Day and Time Re-enactment Year Level
Monday 21st 8:35am Palm Sunday Preps and Year 1
Tuesday 22nd 8:35am The Last Supper Year 2 and Year 3
Wednesday 23rh 8:35am The Garden scene and arrest Year 4
Thursday 24th 8:35am The crucifixion Year 5
Thursday 24th 2:15pm The resurrection Year 6

Stations of the Cross Prayer Walk: During the last week of school the students and teachers will have an opportunity to walk the Stations of the Cross in their classes as part of their prayer routine for the week.

March 8, 2016: Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival
Last Friday we held our Years 3 - 6 Swimming Carnival. It was a fantastic day and all students were given the opportunity to be involved throughout the day in events. I would like to thank Mr Brendan Marrinan for coordinating and organising the event and all the staff who assisted throughout the day. I also would like to make a special acknowledgement of the parents who volunteered their time throughout the day to assist with the carnival. Such generosity and willingness to help is what makes St Anthony’s such a wonderful community. All results of the swimming carnival, including age champions, the Kathy Otto memorial trophy awardees and the winning house will be announced at this week’s Friday morning Assembly.

March 1, 2016: Well Being Week
This week is Well Being Week at St. Anthony’s. It is a time where we are encouraged to slow down our pace and “catch our breath.” In Psalms it is written: “Be still and know I am God.” It is when we experience silence and quiet time that we can become closer to God. At lunch, students are participating in quiet time and joining in Christian meditation. We had 55 students yesterday listening to quiet music and colouring Mandalas

February 23, 2016: NET Visit
The National Evangelisation Team (NET) recently visited our Year 6 group and discussed the roles, responsibilities and challenges of being a Christian leader. The Year 6 group participated in lots of fun activities and enjoyed the leadership of the NET group. Here are some photos of our Year 6 students working with the NET members.

February 16, 2016: 2017 Prep Enrolments
We are now accepting applications for enrolments from all our school families and the wider community for our Preparatory Year for 2017. A child born from 1st July 2011 to 30th June 2012 will be eligible for the preparatory year 2017. 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 students. Enrolment Applications are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Enrolments page.

February 16, 2016: Project Compassion
We are now accepting applications for enrolments from all our school families and the wider community for our Preparatory Year for 2017. A child born from 1st July 2011 to 30th June 2012 will be eligible for the preparatory year 2017. 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 students. Enrolment Applications are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Enrolments page.

February 9, 2016: Welcome Events
Last Friday afternoon/night we held our welcome back to school BBQ. We had many families attend the event and it was a tremendously positive and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to all the families for making the time to be at this BBQ and enjoy the event. I would also like to acknowledge and thank all our staff for attending the night and assisting with the preparation, cooking and serving of the BBQ throughout the afternoon and night. We have a wonderful community at St Anthony’s and I thoroughly enjoyed the event. I also would like to thank Mrs Kellie Jacobsen and Fr Emmanuel and Deacon Ray for leading our Parish Welcome Back Mass on Sunday morning. We had many staff and families attend the Mass and enjoy a cooked BBQ afterwards.

January 27, 2016: Welcome Back to School BBQ
The staff of St Anthony’s will be providing a welcome back to school BBQ on next Friday 5th Feb 5:00pm – 7:00pm on the school oval for all students and their family members. The BBQ is free of charge. It will be a great opportunity for families to reconnect with other families and meet those new to our school community. Please use the flyer below to indicate the number of people in your family who will be attending. Please RSVP to the class teacher or school office by Tuesday February 2.
» Welcome BBQ invite

January 25, 2016: Welcome to the 2016 School Year
The St Anthony's school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2016 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year at our school!

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