Friday, 28th July
School Gospel Value - Love
Love motivated the care provided to the old and the young by Victoire Larmenier.
Let your love for each other be real and from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)
Unselfish concern for the good of others is shown through patience, kindness, trust, hope, endurance, truth and a strong affection.
Welcome back to Term 3. We have a busy term ahead of us with lots of learning and lots of events and we look forward to having parental involvement in both of these. We have excursions, incursions, camps and a school disco coming up!
Drop-off / Pick up Protocols
A reminder to please follow processes that we have set up to help with the smooth running of drop off and pick up times.
- Pick up time is between 2.55 pm and 3.20 pm
- When using drop off/pick up section please drive forward to location no. 1 so we can fit cars in behind you
- If children are getting in or out of the car in front, please wait until they have exited the car or got in the car before moving off or moving around the car
- Between 2.50pm and 3.10pm, if your child is not able to get in or out of the car themselves, please park in the car park so you can get out to help them.
- Please use the roundabout at Mount Esk so we can get the buses through.
Individual student Naplan results have been sent home this week to our year 3 and 5 families. Naplan is a point-in-time standardised assessment that captures some of your child’s knowledge and skills in the areas of numeracy and literacy. It certainly does not tell the whole story about your child’s abilities. As a school we use a balanced approach to assessment, incorporating various methods beyond standardised testing to ensure a more holistic evaluation of student performance.
As a school, the value of Naplan is in the uniform method of assessment of student learning and academic progress as a whole. We can use the data to identify trends, set performance benchmarks, and allocate resources more effectively. We are also able to implement targeted interventions and track educational outcomes over time.
ACARA has released its NAPLAN individual student reports (ISR) video, which provides parents and carers with clear information on their child's achievement in NAPLAN tests. Please click on the link below to access the video.
Dates to Remember ...
- 9th August - Catholic Education Week Mass
- 21st August - Book Week dress-up day
- 23-25th August - Grade 6 camp @ Orford 🚌
- 8th September - Gala Day
- 14th-15th September - Grade 3 camp @ Hagley 🏕️
- 21st-22nd September - Grade 4 camp @ Camp Clayton ⛺️
- 22nd September - Kinder Open Day (Orientation Day for 2024)
- 29th September - School disco
2023 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 Monday 3rd February - Thursday 7th April
- TERM 2 Wednesday 26th April - Friday 7th July
- TERM 3 Tuesday 25th July - Friday September 29th
- TERM 4 Tuesday 17th October - Wednesday December 13th
2024 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 - Wednesday 7th February - Thursday 11th April
- TERM 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
- TERM 3 - Tuesday 23rd July - Friday 27th September
- TERM 4 - Tuesday 15th October - Tuesday 17th December
GALA DAYS (Grades 5 & 6)
- Term 3 - 8th September
- Term 4 - 17th November
Farm Day Dates
- Grade 6 - 4th August
- Prep - 11th August
- Grade 3 - 25th August
- Grade 2 - 1st September
- Grade 4 - 8th September
- Grade 5 - 15th September
- Grade 1 - 22nd September
What's happening in Grade 5?
A Brief History of Victoire Larmenier
This week we are celebrating Larmenier Day. Victoire Larmenier was born on the 21st of July, 1827. In July each year, we celebrate Larmenier Day at school.
We have been learning about Victoire at school. Victoire Larmenier was born in France and became a nun. She started the group of nuns known as The Sisters of Nazareth in London in 1864.
Later, The Sisters of Nazareth formed congregations in Australia. Our school was opened in 1961 by The Sisters of Nazareth. They named the school after their foundress, Victoire Larmenier.
Today we still follow Victoire’s values of; justice, compassion, love, respect, patience and hospitality.
By Grade 5
Yesterday we celebrated Larmenier Day by learning about Victoire Larmenier & the Sisters of Nazareth. A Liturgy was held after recess and run by Grade 5. The classes had time with their buddy class to create some artwork that will be given to the residents of Mt Esk Aged Care Home. We had a Sausage Sizzle for lunch, cooked by some of our staff. After lunch, each class was given one of Larmenier's core values to discuss how and what the core values look, sound and feel like.
Don't forget you can downlaod the SZapp App to view the newsletter!
Instructions for downloading the app are attached.
When asked for a passcode, it is 5276 (larm).
You can share this with grandparents, other family members etc who do not have access to Compass.
St Anthony's Invite You ...
Larmenier Online Library
We have various items of uniform for sale, at a discounted price. Below is list of what we have. First in, best dressed - no holds. Please come to office to purchase.