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Newsletter - 27th June 2019 

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From the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians

Sunday 14 February was the first Sunday of Lent. Lent is a time we stop and reflect on how we live our lives, treat others and what we give to others.

“We all have times in our lives where we feel tested beyond our strength; but with the benefit of hindsight, we see how God gave us the strength …

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Mary Turnock

Principal

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Religion in Year 4

Lent is a time to grow and change for Jesus In Year 4, we have been discussing the importance of Lent and how we can grow and change throughout this time. We made a Lenten promise, choosing something we can give up but also something kind we can do for others.

My Lenten promise is to give up eating ice-cream …

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Corpus Christi Catholic School News

 

Change of Contact Information

Please contact the office if you have changed any of your contact information.  

 

Immunisation Records

If your child had their 4 year old immunisation in 2015, please provide a copy to the office.

 

School Banking

School Banking is every Wednesday.

 

Corpus Christi Catholic School – Play and Learn

The Play and Learn program for 2016 will not begin until Term 2.  Information about the starting date and which day of the week it will be held, shall be provided in a newsletter closer to that date.

The Corpus Christi Play and Learn program is mainly targeting 2,3 and 4 year olds who have not yet begun Kindergarten, but if you have younger children or babies of course they are welcome. This is an opportunity for young children to begin to develop their confidence and curiosity as learners prior to commencing Kindergarten in a safe and secure environment with their parents/carers beside them. Play and Learn is held in Ballygriffin House, and run by Mrs Lisa Cooper.

 

Junkyard Play Area

We are opening our "Junkyard" in Area 1 Shortly and we are looking for donated materials for the children to build, stack, roll and create with.  Things like wood blocks, hand sized stones and rocks, piping, old plastic or wooden crates, wooden poles etc are what we need.  Any nail-free and non-sharp items can be dropped in the bottom carpark near the music room/workshop after school only please (so we can quickly check them over) and then we will be using them as soon as possible.  

 

Upcoming Events & Excursions to Note

Thursday 18 February 

• 6:00pm Grades 3 & 4 - Grade 4 Classrooms

• 7:00pm Grades 5 & 6 - Grade 6 Classrooms

Friday 26 February 

• Primary Assembly 9:00am

• Corpus Christi Swimming Carnival - Clarence Aquatic Centre 

• Canteen only available for Kinder to Grade 2

Friday 4 March 

• Corpus Christi School Fair 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday 7 March 

• Catholic Schools Swimming Carnival - Hobart Aquatic Centre

• Parents & Friends Annual General Meeting 7:00pm - Library

 

Fees & Levies

2016 Fee & Levy Payment Arrangement Forms were issued on Thursday 4 February and are now overdue.   If you have not returned this form could you please do so immediately.  Copies are available to download from the website.  

FEE AND LEVY ANNUAL INVOICES will be issued on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

 5% DISCOUNT (on Net Tuition Fees) will be applied to annual payments where payment is made by no later than Thursday, 31 March 2016.  If paying by BPAY the payment must be received into the School’s bank account by Thursday 31 March 2016.

 

School Services

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 to install Qkr! click here

Canteen

Canteen ordering via Qkr has been a huge success with many families embracing the new system. The feedback has been terrific with most comments being how quick and easy it is to use.

Can you please ensure that you have updated your childrens name to this years class and remind your children if you have placed a Qkr order on the Friday morning.

Canteen Orders – Paper bags are not required when you order using the Qkr App.

The Canteen will be open only to Kinders to Grade 2 on Friday 26 February due to Swimming Carnival.

The Canteen will be closed on Friday 11 March due to the Walkathon.  

Uniform Shop

The opening hours for the Uniform Shop are Wednesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm 

Latest Fair Information

Countdown:  16 days until the fair!

Below is some important information to read before the fair. Our School Fair is only 2.5 weeks away!

We are getting very excited and are right into the busy phase of the organisation, making sure that everything is in place and ready for the 4 March.

We have a great mix of attractions ranging from …

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Parents & Friends Association

P&F AGM

The next meeting of the P&F will be the AGM – Monday 7 March at 7:00pm in the Library.

There is a position vacant on the P&F Executive. Nominations must be lodged at the Office by 3:00pm on Friday 4 March.

If you would like to discuss nomination for the Executive, please contact by email: p&f.ccs@catholic.tas.edu.au. A copy …

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Volunteers

Volunteer helpers from within the school community provide valuable and much appreciated assistance.   If you are able to provide volunteer assistance, please complete and lodge the following forms:

Registration of Interest as a Volunteer in the Uniform Shop

Registration of Interest as a Volunteer in the Canteen

 

Working with Vulnerable People Registration

Volunteers In accordance with Tasmanian State Government legislation for Working With Vulnerable People, everyone who currently works or volunteers in Non-Government schools must have a Working with Children Registration. Information regarding the legislation and online registration is available at http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children. Once your card has been received, please forward a copy to the School Office for verification prior to volunteering.

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Administration Officer (part time casual) – Bellerive/Lindisfarne Parish Office

An Administration Officer (part time, casual, 6 hours per week with possible extension) is required to provide administrative and general office support to the Parish Priest.

The successful applicant will have at least 5 years’ experience in similar administrative roles, demonstrating high level of competency in word processing, data entry, compiling reports, excellent organisational and time management skills and demonstrated …

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Corpus Christi Catholic School

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