Newsletter - 27th June 2019 


From the Principal 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Last Sunday, 6 December was the second Sunday of Advent, which reminds us of the weeks leading up to the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. During Advent, we are challenged to reflect on our  thoughts, what Jesus asks of us, and how we can help our neighbours. We reflect on our actions and outreach towards others and through our actions, we show others who Christ really is.

“Alleluia, alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he sent me to bring Good News to the poor. Alleluia!

This coming Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word meaning “rejoice.” This Sunday is so named because “Rejoice” is the first word in the entrance antiphon for today's Mass taken from Philippians 4:4,5: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.


At the end of the year we also celebrate all we have achieved as individuals, teams and a school community. We have shared many opportunities and achievements during the year, of which we can be very proud. These achievements include: our School Concert, Jump Rope for Heart, Maths Relay, Orienteering, Mini Vinnies Fashion Parade, Parents and Friends Quiz Night, Grade 6 Concert, Milo Cricket, with the Grade 5/6 Corpus Christi Girls Team, winning the final in Tasmania. The girls travelled to Melbourne on Wednesday 9 December to participate in the Finals at the MCG today Thursday 10 December. Congratulations to the team: Maddison Mills, Maddison Brooks, Olivia Read, Ella Marsh, Melodie Armstrong, Chelsea Thomas, Amelia McMahon, Dana Hyland and Taylor Brooks.

Indonesian Speaking results:

Indonesian Oral Language Competition

On Thursday, 12 November, twenty-one Corpus Christi students from Grades 3 to 6 attended an Indonesian oral language competition at the University of Tasmania. They competed with students from several other state and independent schools who also study Indonesian. In addition to performing a poetry recital in Indonesian, and completing a listening comprehension task, the students also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a self-guided tour of the University’s facilities including, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and open spaces.

The twenty-one students who represented Corpus Christi were:

Grade 3 - Joseph McGann, Gracie Bradburn, Amelia Collinson, Davina Cox and Eve Cooper

Grade 4 - Isabelle Gan-Pain, Samuel Chivers, Talia Heyward, Maggie Mansfield and Sophia Dobber

Grade 5 - Haille Cooper, Taylor Brooks, Amelia McMahon, Anthony Mamic and Joshua Barnes

Grade 6 - Felicity Kirk, Mara Dalton, Sophie Giltinan, Grace Crawford, Jack Mansfield and Amelia Roberts

The results of the competition were announced in three categories: poetry, listening and overall. The overall category was calculated by adding the scores achieved in both the poetry and the listening areas. There were a number of equal place-getters, but below is an outline of how Corpus Christi students were placed in the final analysis. Certificates and prizes will be handed out at this year’s final assembly.

Grade 3/4

Poetry - 2. Isabelle Gan-Pain, 3. Eve Cooper

Listening - 2. Eve Cooper, 3. Sophia Dobber

Overall - 2. Eve Cooper

Grade 5/6 

Poetry - 1. Joshua Barnes, 1. Sophie Giltinan, 1. Mara Dalton, 1. Felicity Kirk and 1. Amelia Roberts

Honourable mention - Taylor Brooks

Listening - 2. Anthony Mamic, 2. Joshua Barnes and 3. Haille Cooper

Honourable mentions -  Taylor Brooks, Mara Dalton and Amelia McMahon

Overall - 1. Joshua Barnes, 2. Mara Dalton and 3. Taylor Brooks

Events for Grade 6:

The Corpus Christi End of Year Assembly is on Monday 14 December commencing at 11:30am in the hall.

The Grade 6 Leavers Dinner and Disco will be held at Nate’s in Cambridge this year on Monday 14 December.

On Tuesday 15 December, Grade 6 students will have their Big Day Out, Surfing at Clifton Beach.

On Thursday 17 December we will have our End of Year Thanksgiving Mass and Grade 6 Leavers & Award Ceremony commencing at 9:30am in Corpus Christi Church.

Mass is followed by morning tea in the hall for Grade 6 students and their family. Grade 6 students will leave school with their parents at the conclusion of morning tea. 

I wish all families leaving Corpus Christi Catholic School this year, all the very best for the future and thank you for the valuable contributions you have made to our school during your time with us.

We farewell Mr Tim Harrington, who is moving to St Aloysius to teach Grade 5 and thank him for the great work he has done at Corpus Christi during his five and a half years at our school, as class teacher and teacher of Indonesian. 

We also farewell Miss Danielle Middleton, who is moving to Holy Rosary Catholic School to teach in 2016, and thank her for the contributions she has given to our school this year.

We wish Tim and Danielle all the very best at their new schools and in to the future.

We farewell Mrs Anne Simpson who is retiring, after 42 years of teaching, and looking forward to relaxing, spending time with family and friends and some travel. We thank Anne for her wonderful contributions to Corpus Christi Catholic School and to Catholic Education, and wish her well for all she does in the future. 

Many thanks to Kieran Gill for the great work he has done this year in Learning Support with students, and to Jodi Jones and Peter Gardiner for their contributions during Term 4.

I thank all staff and students for their hard work, support and commitment during the year, also Father Peter O’Loughlin, the School Advisory Board and the Parents and Friends Committee for their support and contributions to our school community during 2015. 

Thank you to the Parents and Friends for paying for the Grade 6 students Leavers Dinner as a farewell gift to them, as they leave Corpus Christi and move to high school.  The students and parents appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.


Mary Turnock



Advent in Year 4

Year 4 has been focusing on how we can help others this Advent. Here are some of our ideas.



Nano Rewards

Congratulations to the students who have received Nano Rewards this week.

Read more.


Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve Masses 

• 6:00pm Family Mass at Corpus Christi

• 6:30pm Family Mass at John Paul II, Rokeby

• 7:30pm Family Mass at Lindisfarne

Midnight Mass - Thursday 24 December 

• Midnight Mass at Corpus Christi with Christmas Carols commencing at 11:30pm

Christmas Day Mass

• 9:30am Lindisfarne


Upcoming Events & Excursions to Note

Friday 11 December

• Kinder C Excursion – Eastlands

Monday 14 December

• End of Year Assembly – Hall  11:30am

• Step Up Day for 2016 – After Lunch

• Grade 6 Leavers Dinner and Disco

Tuesday 15 December

• Grade 1 & 3 buddy Excursion – Sandown Park

• Grade 5 Excursion – Woodys Rollerworld

• Grade 6 Big Day Out

 Wednesday 16 December

• Kinder Excursion – Far Out Play Centre

• Corpus Christi C Day

Thursday 17 December

• End of Year Thanksgiving Mass and Grade 6 Leavers Award Ceremony - 9:30am

• Final SCHEDULED DIRECT DEBIT Payment Arrangement Processed for 2015


View full calendar…


Fees and Levies

Thank you to all the families who have settled their accounts.   For any that remain outstanding, I ask that they be finalised prior to 3:00pm on Thursday 17 December 2015.



Information on how to order/purchase stationery for your children will be available on this page from December until February each year. Below are the 2016 School Stationery Lists and information from Birchalls: Kindergarten B Kindergarten C Prep Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Birchalls Back to School 2016 information Online ordering information (will commence on …

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The Grade Four students have just completed an orienteering course at school and have picked up new map reading skills, while enjoying the physical and mental activity required for the sport. To mark the end of the course, Orienteering Tasmania has organised an orienteering event which will be open only for the parents and students of Lindisfarne Primary, …

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School Services

The Final Uniform Shop opening hours for 2015 are:
Monday 14 December  1:30pm - 2:30pm

2016 Back to School Opening Time 
Tuesday 2 February 12:00 noon - 6:00pm

A special thank you to all of the Uniform shop and Canteen volunteers for helping out during 2015.


School Banking

There will be no school banking next week.


New Qkr! App

After a substantial review of our uniform shop and canteen processes, we are pleased to advise that we have introduced a new smartphone App for purchasing uniform and canteen items. This App is available now. The App is called Qkr! (pronounced Quicker) by Mastercard. View the video explaining how Qkr! works and how to install it here: http://vimeo.com/100952137 For further information on how …

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Parents & Friends Association

The first meeting of the P&F will be held Monday 15 February 2016 at 7:00pm in the Library.  All welcome to attend. 



                        (15 DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS)


The last of our seeds were sold this week - we look forward to seeing an amazing display of pumpkins at the Fair.

Final Tips :  Don’t forget to use the liquid fertiliser after 2 weeks of sprouting.

Grade 3 parents are sourcing some great vouchers as prizes for the winning pumpkins to reward families for their hard work over the holidays.

Thanks again to Bunnings Warehouse, 20 Howard Road Glenorchy for donating the seeds.


The Fair Committee would like to thank the school community for the grocery items received.  Thank you very much.


The Fair will once again display entries in the Fair Photo Competiton. 

The theme this year will be “Summer / Holidays”.

Entry Categories:              Junior:  Kinder – Grade 2

                                          Senior:  Grade 3 – Grade 6

Size of Photos:   7” x 5”

Cost of Entry:      $3 per photo, or $5 for two photos

Photos are to be taken by the entrant.

This is a great project for the Summer break and we are looking for photos that capture the essence of holidays.  Friends, family and outdoor fun!  This is not only a prestigious prize the Fair Committee hope to award some great prizes too.


We have a few places left to offer a parent/guardian of the school the opportunity to host a stall at our School Fair.  If you are interested please apply by the end of Term 4 (Thursday 17 December).

Contact the Fair Committee via email: ccs.fair@corpuschristi.tas.edu.au


The Fair Committee will work very hard during January to finalise donations and details for the Fair.

Due to the timing of the Fair, as soon as school resumes the Fair Committee will be seeking assistance from families with the following:-


Raffle tickets will go home the first week of Term 1, 2016 and will need to be sold in February.


Parents / Guardians will be required for help on stalls in 1 hour blocks – 4.30pm – 7.30pm. 

A Fair Volunteer Form will go out and give people the option to advise areas they would prefer to help and choices of times they are available. 

Finally, look for the Fair Facebook event page or email any queries to the Committee at ccs.fair@corpuschristi.tas.edu.au.


Finally, the P&F wish families a very merry Christmas and safe and relaxing holiday break ready for a great year in 2016. 

Community News

Catholic Youth Ministry’s special fundraising screening of the brand new and highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is happening very soon! Please get all your friends and family together to join us on Opening Night of the film, Thursday 17 th December at Village Cinemas at either Launceston or Eastlands (take your pick!). Funds raised will support our young Tasmanians headed to World Youth Day 2016 Krakow. Tickets are $30 and include small popcorn and 600ml drink. There will be give-aways and a prize for the best-dressed! So come dressed for the occasion. You must pre-purchase your tickets. Book your tickets online ASAP (if you haven’t already) at: www.trybooking.com/JHYV or contact Rachelle on 0400 045 368.



Ages 7-14yrs,  Boys & Girls welcome

When: January 14 & 15 (Thur & Fri)  9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Wentworth Park

Cost: $45 per day

Contact: Bob Nicholson   ph: 0427 119 757

Registration & Payment details:     Please provide registrant’s: Name, DOB and payment details to vp.business@clarenceunited.com.au

Check our website: Clarenceunited.com.au 



Please check the website for information relating to the school holiday clinics available:



LEGO® School Holiday Workshops!

Once again, Bricks 4 Kidz® is holding half day and full day LEGO® workshops these school holidays. Themes in January include Mining and Crafting, Space Adventures, Minion Madness, Bricks City, A  Magical Freezing Kingdom, Amusement Park Mayhem and more! There is also a special Christmas themed one on Friday 18 December. Come and have fun building LEGO® using our own plans with a variety of different activities including using Technic LEGO® with motors and batteries! Locations are Lenah Valley, Howrah and Taroona. Visit our website: www.bricks4kidzaustralia.com.au/tasmania-hobart/ or phone 0408 454 851 for details.


KIDS COOKING CLASSES - Build a Gingerbread House

Saturday 19 December   10:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday 22 December  10:00am - 12:30pm

$50.00 per child

Please call 0407 175 720 or 0448 820 367

email: chefaholic.tas@gmail.com   Website: www.chefaholiccookingschool.com



Why not book in for our January Holiday Music Classes?  

Lessons available in Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Drums, or Vocal

for Beginner, or Continuation (ages 5+).  Classes run 45min each day, subject to numbers.   Cost: $80/wk including resources for Intro classes.

To book or for more info, please phone Geoff or Lyndon at ISM-Hobart (Geoff Long Music) 41 Burnett St North Hobart on 6234 1456 or 0413 289 978 or email ismhobart@ismaustralia.com


Corpus Christi Catholic School

10 Alma Street, Bellerive,
7018, Tasmania
P: (03) 6244-7288
F: (03) 6244-7340
office.ccs@ catholic.tas.edu.au