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Newsletter - 20th April 2019 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome back after the Easter break and the opportunity to spend some quality time with your family and friends.

The fact that Easter is a day full of surprises in our community and family traditions is a fitting adornment to the reality of Easter. The empty tomb is the greatest surprise of history. A man, Jesus of Nazareth died. His flesh was fastened by metal to a wood cross until he drew his last breath. His brutalised body was placed in the earth. The stone was set against the tomb’s entrance: he was buried. Then, in the most important event of all time, his body was given new life.

The empty tomb is the great revelation of heaven’s biggest secret: it is like the mouth of God the Father, opened wide, thunderous with laughter. This Joy of Easter will ring on and on into eternity.

In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.

“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad.”

What can we do to be Easter people and reach out to others giving hope, comfort and support?

Divine Mercy Sunday:

Divine Mercy Sunday 3 April, will be a very special opportunity of grace and mercy in this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis calls for us to imitate St. Faustina, “Who was called to enter the depths of Divine Mercy.” Celebrations for Divine Mercy Sunday will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral: 2:00pm Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation, Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm Benediction: 3:15pm Mass with Archbishop Julian Porteous as main celebrant.

(From: Bellerive-Lindisfarne Catholic Parish-Bulletin)

Welcome back:

At the commencement of Term Two, we welcome Mrs Courtney Mayne, who has been on maternity leave, back to Corpus Christi. Courtney will be teaching on a Monday in Prep FM with Kate Foster. We wish Courtney well for her return and the remainder of the year.

Grade 5 Camp:

Grade 5 students left school this morning for their camp at The Far South Wilderness. We wish the children all the very best for a wonderful time with their friends and enjoy the many activities that await them. We look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return to school next week.

Grade 6 Canberra Trip:

The Grade 6 students leave for Canberra on Tuesday 5 April with a very early start. During their time away some of the places the children will visit are, the War Memorial, the AIS, the Mint, Old and New Parliament House, the Electoral Centre, Questacon and the CSIRO. We wish the students all the very best for their trip and will enjoy listening to their stories when they return to school after the holidays.

Mount Carmel Band

The Mount Carmel School Band will be visiting Corpus Christi to perform for the students on Friday 1 April commencing at 1:45pm in the school hall. We are very much looking forward to their visit.

School Holidays:

School holidays commence on Monday 11 April and conclude on Friday 22 April with students returning to school on Tuesday 26 April as the Monday is ANZAC Day.

Mary Turnock

Principal

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Religion in Grade One 

We have been discussing the theme of ‘New Life’ at Easter time, represented by Jesus dying on the cross so we can live better lives.

We talked about eggs as another symbol of new life and the animals that are born from eggs.

We then combined our enjoyment of making patterns (repetitive or natural) with our love of Easter eggs! Here are …

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Nano Rewards

Congratulations to the following students who have received Nano rewards over the past fortnight …..

Gold Nano

Finn Vallance 1A, Sienna Nowland 3T, Ava Schultz 3BM, Ella Horswell 3BM, Ben Williams 4TL

Silver Nano

Cameron Deep Prep G, Finnley Buckland 2P, Joe Ashlin 2BP, Rylan Estcourt 1A, William Turner 1A, Amelia Lockley 1A, Lucy Phillips 1UG, Edward Geeves 1UG, Joseph Bricknell 1UG, …

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Corpus Christi Catholic School News

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2016

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) commenced in Australian schools in 2008.  Each year, all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in common national tests which assess:

• Reading

• Writing

• Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)

• Numeracy.

The benefits of participating in NAPLAN testing:

• NAPLAN tests the skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy.

• NAPLAN results provide valuable information on how your child is progressing against national minimum standards of literacy and numeracy skills expected for each year level.

• The NAPLAN tests provide you as parents with an individual report that shows your child’s results and a comparison of your child’s performance against all other Australian students in their year level.

• Teachers use the NAPLAN results to determine your child’s areas of strength and where future focus is required and how best to provide support or extension activities.

• School teachers use the online NAPLAN Toolkit to analyse your child’s results.  The Toolkit provides detailed information right down to the individual question with links to teaching strategies.

• Principals, senior staff and others use NAPLAN results to inform school planning and to allocate resources and support including informing decisions around targeted programs and initiatives for individuals and groups.

The best way you can assist your child is by helping them to feel comfortable about the nature and purpose of the tests, and assure them that the tests will give them an opportunity to show what they have learned in class.

For more information about the national tests, please visit the national NAPLAN website at: http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/naplan.html

 

KINDERGARTEN 2017

Student Enrolment Application Forms for Kindergarten 2017 applicants are to be received at the School Office by Friday 1 April 2016.  Applications are available on the school website http://www.corpuschristi.tas.edu.au/download/enrolment/Enrolment%20Form%20(1).pdf

Attachments required are to be included with the application.  The Birth Certificate is to be certified original.

 

Upcoming Events & Excursions to Note

Wednesday 30 March - Friday 1 April

• Grade 5 Camp - Far South Wilderness Camp

Thursday 31 March

• Grade 2 Excursion - Fern Tree & Waterworks Reserve

Monday 4 April

• Parents & Friends Meeting - 7:00pm  Library

Tuesday 5 April - Friday 8 April

• Grade 6 Canberra Trip

Wednesday 6 April 

• Grade 3 Excursion - Risdon Cove Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Friday 8 April

• Whole School Assembly - 9:00am Hall

• LAST DAY OF TERM 1

Tuesday 26 April

• FIRST DAY OF TERM 2

Fees & Levies

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

 UNSCHEDULED PAYMENTS

• Any unscheduled payments (ie, payments made by cash, cheque, BPAY or over the counter EFTPOS) are due by no later than tomorrow Thursday 31 March 2016.

The next SCHEDULED EFTPOS Payment will be processed on Tuesday 26 April 2016 due to the School Holidays.  The SCHEDULED DIRECT DEBIT Payment will be processed on Friday 15 April 2016.

Parents & Friends Association

PUMPKIN COMPETITION

Pumpkins can be dropped on the stage in the School Hall from Monday morning. Sheets will be left for you to put your pumpkin on.  Please complete the details so they are ready for judging. Winners / Prizes will be handed out at end of term assembly Friday 8 April at 9:00am in the …

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Community News (Adverts / Sponsors)

• Hockey Information -  The New Season starts 30 April 2016

• St Therese's School Moonah is having a Handmade Craft Market on Saturday 9th April 10am-2pm.  Lots of stalls with wonderful hand made products just in time for Mothers Day.

• Archery - Holiday Program

• Grade 5 & 6 - Waterpolo and Flippa Ball Academy

• School Holiday Hockey Program

• School Holiday Basketball

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