Annual General Meeting (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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS YEAR IN THE P&F? (more)
This year the P&F will be selling 80th Anniversary aprons that will showcase artwork from the students. Order forms will be sent out in 2nd Term.
The Ladies Night will also be held again in June and we will have more information shortly.
If you have any ideas for the Ladies Night or any other suggestions, please email the P&F committee with your thoughts.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE PUMPKINS?
Well done to the families that have baby pumpkins. We are confident these pumpkins will look great given a little more time so we have decided to not display them at the Fair.
Keep feeding them and talking to them and we will advise a new date for them to be displayed at the school.
Thank you to Vanessa Heroys, Rachel Sylvester, Sandra Hallsworth, Kerry Mulcahy, Kimbra Hallsworth, Jo Macgill, Sarah Whitmore and Jessica Halliday for cooking and serving all the pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Thank you also to Jo Joseph for donating the lemons.
HELP ON THE P&F:
If you can’t attend P&F meetings but still would like to help out we may have a job that would be great for you.
The P&F are looking for someone who has a flare for graphic design that would be willing to design some of our posters for events such as Ladies Night.
We also would be interested in hearing from anyone who has a flare for WHS as we spend a bit of time on WHS when organising each event.
Please contact the committee to discuss if you could help with these areas or in other ways.
The Fair Committee have done a great job organising this year’s school Fair. Don’t forget to encourage family and friends to come along. With baby animals petting zoo, Lucky Dip, plants, books, snakes, great rides, food, entertainment and much much more it will be a great night for families to catch-up.
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 ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
For further information please phone Fr Peter O’Loughlin on 6245 0501
Are you interested? Please send your resume together with a brief outline addressing the selection criteria to:
Fr Peter O’Loughlin
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
2 Alma Street,
Or email: email@example.com
Closing for applications are Monday 7 March 2016
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 so my mum can save money. I am going to be more like Jesus by doing the dishwasher everyday. It will give mum time to sit and relax. Maybe she can even have a coffee. Lucas Kenna
During Lent I am going to give up playing outside and going to take my dog for a walk instead. This helps mum and dad out. Darcy Noonan
My Lenten promise is to give up treats. This means all the money can be donated to Project Compassion. I am also going to help my parents more with jobs, because they always do jobs for me. Lila Phillips
I am going to give up going to the Canteen for the time of Lent. I will use the money I could have spent for Project Compassion. Helping others makes me be more like Jesus. Belle Chasemore
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 to get through these trials.
What have you learnt about the value of testing times in your life?”
Congratulations Student Leaders:
Congratulations to the Grade Six Student Leaders for Term One:
6KW – Hannah Isaac and Anthony Mamic
6M – Delaney Goram and Josh Barnes
Congratulations to the Grades 3-5 Student Leaders:
3T – Yioula Moshovakos and Nate Richardson
3B – Maia Dobber and Fletcher Pidgeon
4TL – Eve Cooper and Ben Williams
4SL – Lila Phillips and Lucas Kenna
5H – Jasmine Bradshaw and Joshua Curtis
5M – Isabelle Gan-Pain and Caleb Forde
The students and staff look forward to working with the Student Leaders during the year and discussing their thoughts and ideas.
Parent Information Sessions:
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Kinder/Prep and Grades 1/2 Parent Information Sessions last night.
A reminder the Grades 3 and 4 and Grades 5 and 6 Parent Information Sessions will be held on Thursday 18 February in the classrooms.
Thank you to the parents who were able to assist Mr Brasnja with the Corpus Christi Swim Trials at the Clarence Aquatic Centre on Friday last week, your assistance is very much appreciated and valued.
The Corpus Christi Swimming Carnival for students from Grades 3-6 will be held at the Clarence Swim Centre on Friday 26 February from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Parents and Friends are welcome to attend the event.
The School Fair is on Friday 4 March from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Come along, bring your friends and have fun.
We have a variety of stalls, chocolate wheel, food stalls and lots of fun things for the children to do.
The Primary Catholic Schools Swimming Carnival is on Monday 7 March
WHAT’S CHANGED: School bus routes on the Eastern Shore have been reviewed and re-numbered. All Metro Eastern Shore school buses will now carry route numbers between 300 and 399.
General access service route numbers on the Eastern Shore will remain in the 600 series, however some route numbers have been deleted and new ones added. All express services on the Eastern Shore will now carry the ‘X’ prefix.
NEW SCHOOL BUS ROUTES
300PM : Corpus Christi to Howrah Heights, Oceana Dr and Tranmere.
320PM : Corpus Christi to Rosny Park, Warrane, MacKillop College, Pass Rd, Oakdowns, Lauderdale and Acton Park.
Students can catch the Route 300PM bus from Corpus Christi to TRANSFER at Clarence High to the following routes:
- 308PM: Gellibrand Drive via Rifle Range Rd.
- 326PM: Clarendon Vale via Rokeby.
Travel to Clifton Beach terminus:
These students should catch the route 300PM school bus and alight at SHORELINE at 3.25pm. They should then TRANSFER to the route 336PM school bus which departs Shoreline at 3.35pm and arrives at Clifton Beach Terminus at 4.20pm.
Travel to Cremorne, South Arm & Opossum Bay
These students can catch the route 306PM departing Corpus Christi at 3.12pm. This service then picks up from Clarence High and travels express to Sanford, then Cremorne, South Arm Road/Clifton Beach turn off, South Arm Rd / Gellibrand Dr junction, South Arm RSL, South Arm Beach, and terminates at the Opossum Bay terminus at 4.12pm.
School service information is available on www.metrotas.com.au/schools/corpus-christi
Welcome to the school year for 2016!
We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and holiday break. As we look forward to a successful and enjoyable year the Fair is now just around the corner. With your help we are hoping that the Fair can be the most successful and enjoyable yet.
Come join with us to have some fun, laughs and to enjoy great food with friends. There will be rides, fantastic prizes, great stalls, an auction of signed 2015 Hawthorn and 2015 North Melbourne Football jumper's, and some baby animals to pat.
Countdown: 28 days until the fair!
Parent help / Volunteers
The organisation is only part of a successful fair. The other important factor is the help and assistance of parents and volunteers on the stalls and rides. Without this help the Fair can not be held. We are looking for parents to offer as much time as they can spare, and would really appreciate as many people coming forward as possible. Very soon a notice will be going home asking for people to contribute their time.
First Aid Volunteers
We are looking for suitably qualified volunteers to be first aid officers at the Fair. If you are able to spare some time we would really appreciate your assistance.
Parents who volunteer on the rides and stalls may need to hold Working With Vulnerable People registration. This will only be required where direct contact is required with the children. Other volunteers without direct contact do not require the registration.
Application for a WWVP registration card can be made online through the Department of Justice website at: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children
Children must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).
Reminder about the photo competition that will be drawn at the Fair. Students can enter a photo based upon the theme being Summer Holidays in one of the following categories:
Junior: Kinder – Grade 2
Senior: Grade 3 – Grade 6
Cost of Entry: $3.00 per photo, or $5.00 for two photos
At the end of school on Friday 4th March the carpark will be available for pick up only in the afternoon. From 3:15pm the carpark will be closed to enable setup for the fair at 4:30pm.
Raffle tickets going home in the first week for sale.
Next week raffle tickets for the major raffle will go home with the eldest child in each family. Should you want more ticket books please enquire at the office.
In a few weeks cake plates will go home with the eldest child in each family for parents to make cakes to be sold on the cake stall.
More details to come.
We will be holding a book stall again this year at the Fair. If you have any books that you no longer need, we are looking for donations for the stall. Please put them aside as in a few weeks we will ask that they be delivered to school.
Two weeks prior to the Fair we will be sending home with the eldest child at the school copies of the flyer advertising the event. These flyers can be distributed in your local area to announce the fair to the wider community.
Need More Information?
Should you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact can be made via the Corpus Christi Catholic School Fair Facebook event page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to School
- Staff return to work on Monday 1 February 2016
To assist with back to school preparations, the Uniform Shop will open at the following times:-
- Students return to school on Thursday 4 February 2016
- Tuesday 2 February 2016 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Please note that items may be pre-ordered from 25 January via the Qkr! App and then collected from the Uniform Shop on Tuesday 2 February or will be sent home via the Class baskets on Thursday 4 February 2016
Normal Hours commencing Wednesday 10 February 2016 2:15pm to 3:15pm
The office will open from Thursday 4 February 2016 at 8:25am
The Canteen will be closed during the first week of Term.
Normal hours commencing Friday 12 February 2016 - FRIDAYS ONLY
A reminder that the Qkr! App is available to order Canteen items
Details of the Menu are available on the School Website – www.corpuschristi.tas.edu.au
Term 1: Thursday 4 February to Friday 8 April
Term 2: Tuesday 26 April to Friday 1 July
Term 3: Monday 18 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4: Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December
Parent Information Evenings
These will be held in the classrooms on:-
Tuesday 16 February 2016:
Kinder and Prep 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Grade 1 and 2 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 18 February 2016:
Grade 3 and 4 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Grade 5 and 6 7:00pm – 8:00pm
More information will be available closer to the time
Photos will be taken on Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May
A stationery list for 2016 is available on the School Website and instructions to order online if you wish
Queries may be directed to Donna Walker at Birchalls on 6234 2122
We have a Smartphone App for purchasing Uniform, Canteen, P&F Fundraising and School Events.
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 Orders – Paper bags are not required when you order using the Qkr App.