Issue 15 - 23rd September
Sunday Connection - Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday, September 27, 2020
Gospel Reading Matthew 21:28-32
Jesus poses a question to the chief priests and elders on the meaning of obedience.
The example Jesus poses in Sunday’s Gospel could have been taken directly from family experience. Each of us can recall instances in which family members spoke one thing but then did another. The point of Jesus’ story is to show that our actions speak louder than words, even with God.
As you gather as a family, talk about times when a family member said one thing and then did another. Acknowledge that sometimes the action taken displays a true change of heart. Then read Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 21:28-32. Observe that Jesus faulted the religious leaders for not allowing John the Baptist’s message of repentance to change their hearts and actions. The word we sometimes use for this change of heart is conversion. Jesus wants us to do more than pay lip service to the Gospel; he wants us to be transformed by his word.
Pray together that your family will experience a conversion to God and show evidence of this in both actions and words. Pray together Sunday’s second reading, Philippians 2:1-5.
We ask that families please continue to use the following options of communication with the school rather than face-to-face as follows:
- Calling on 6452 1431
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing messages in your child’s diary
- Contacting teachers via SeeSaw or email
For Assemblies, we ask that people please enter via the front office and use the hand sanitiser upon entry and sign in which is a Government requirement. Please adhere to the 1.5m social distancing and refrain from entering the school if you are unwell.
It is with great sadness that we will be saying goodbye to Denise Spinks who is moving to the Sunshine State to be with her family. Her last day with us is 20th October.
We thank her for all she has done within our school community and wish her all the best.
St Peter Chanel is pleased to advise that the following staff will be teaching at SPC in 2021:
Mr Nick Hart
Miss Tracey Fletcher
Mr John van Keulen
Miss Montana Bradley
Mrs Anna Hart
Mrs Rebecca Britton
Miss Kelli Cook
Miss Lauren Workman
We have 3 staff members who have been granted remote transfers to other schools in a region of their choice. Leaving us at the end of 2020 will be:
Miss Nicki Pitt
Miss Anne Kennedy
Mrs Danielle Hodgetts
We wish them all the best for their new schools and pass on our sincere appreciation for their time here at St Peter Chanel Catholic School.
N.B. Some schools in other regions are not able to announce their staffing as yet and as such, some transfer locations cannot be shared at this time. Please be mindful that some of our teachers may not be in a position to discuss their transfer just yet.
Class placements are yet to be confirmed as we are still in the process of finalising the recruitment of teachers.
Congratulations to the following students who were presented with Aiming High awards at assembly last week:
Kinder - Wesley & Huxley
Prep - Max & Darcy
Grade 1 - Airelle & Ella
Grade 2 - Naite & Charlotte
Grade 3 - Reef & Tayla
Grade 4 - Robert & Charli
Grade 5 - Tayarna & Luca
Grade 6 - Alexis & Hunter
A reminder for families that Friday, 25th September is a student free day.
Students from Kinder to Grade 6 will participate in 'Circle of Life' sessions during Week 2 of Term 4.
'Circle of Life' provides a Catholic approach to Relationships and Sexuality education for the Health and Physical Education learning area of the Australian Curriculum. It complements the Good News for Living Religious Education curriculum of Catholic Education Tasmania.
Using group presentations, personal stories, digital resources, creative activities, and small group discussions, 'Circle of Life' engages young people in reponding to the challenges of growing up and making healthy decisions for themselves and others.
There will be a parent session providing further information. Further details will be sent home at the start of Term 4.
Father Christopher has headed back to India this week. We thank him for his involvement with our school and wish him all the best. The students presented him with a card at our final Mass with him.
We welcome Father Crisanto Mendoza from the Launceston Parish.
Kinder and Prep have showcased their work this week. They have been learning about the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.
On Sunday 4th, October there will only be a 9am Mass at Smithton. Unfortunately, there will be no Mass at Stanley on this day.
Holiday Stress Relief
Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. It’s quite clear in this age of constant pressure and commitments that stress levels are spiked regularly. Stress can increase the risk of health issues like heart disease, asthma, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, and more. If we want our mind and body to last, we need to prioritise giving them a rest. Music is an easy way to take some of that pressure off; appointments, emails, texts and deadlines that can easily spike your stress levels and leave you feeling drained and anxious.
Research has found that listening to music around 60 beats per minute can reduce stress. Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed instruments, drums, and flutes are all very effective at relaxing the mind. Sounds of rain, thunder, and nature may also be effective.
Check out the app Relax Melodies.
It’s important to find music that you like and then it must relax you. Quieting your mind means your brain and body are relaxed making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. With your new calm self, you can then function at your best in many activities.
Experience a “Sound Bath” and experiment now with the suggestions below:
- Weightless – Marconi Union
- I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
- Sleep Deeply – Dan Gibson
- Echoes of Time – C. Carlos Nakai from the Canyon Trilogy
- Someone Like You – Adele
- Watermark – Enya
- Strawberry Swing – Coldplay
- Angels of Venice – Pachelbel’s Canon
- Pure Shores – All Saints
- The Scientist - Coldplay
Next meeting is Thursday 15th, October, new members are always welcome.
Conragtulations to Noah Giles on winning the cake raffle.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Please keep sending in your family's favourite recipes over the holiday break to the following email address: email@example.com.
Thank you to those who have sent recipes in so far. This is a great opportunity for a major fundraiser for school resources. However, to make it successful we need more recipes from you to fill our book.
The categories are: Soup & Savoury, Main Meals, Desserts, Slices, Cakes, Biscuits, Salads & Miscellaneous.
Please! Please! Send in more :)
Another exciting Footy Colours Day at SPC with students being SUPER excited. Thank you to P & F making delicious milkshakes for our students to enjoy.
Thank you to those families that have replied about the upcoming School Basketball Tournament in Devonport on 7th and 8th November.
We can confirm that we will register teams for Grade 3/4 boys, Grade 5/6 Girls and Grade 5/6 Boys.
Further details will be advised in Term 4.
St Peter Chanel provides the following Apps for families to download.
The Qkr! App is is a free app that enables payments via credit card. This app allows parents to use their tablets or phones to order uniform, lunch orders and special events without having to give their children cash to carry to school.
Students have the option until the end of Term 3 to wear either uniform, however, there is to be no mixing of Winter/Summer uniforms, please.
A reminder that it is a requirement for students to wear hats at Recess and Lunchtime when Term 4 commences.
We also offer a variety of secondhand uniforms. These are not available on the Qrk! App so please contact the office if you require any.
Just a reminder that if your child is away from school please notify the office of their absence. This can be done via email, Facebook or by calling the school office.