Diary Dates:
Term 1, 2018
► Monday 9 April
School Tours (9.30am)
► Wednesday 11 April
Mufti Day (Tombola)
► Monday 16 April
Term 2, 2018
► Monday 30 April
Staff Development Day
(Pupil Free Day)
► Tuesday 1 May
Term 2 Begins
► Tuesday 1 May
Diocesan Cross Country
► Sunday 6 May
Kenthurst Country Fair
► Friday 11 May
Mother's Day Celebration (1pm)

Address: 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst 2156
Phone: 9654 6751 | Fax: 9654 6798
Email: stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au
Website: www.stmadeleineskenthurst.catholic.edu.au
Thursday 5 April, 2018 | Term 1, Week 10

Dear Parents and Friends,

How wonderful it was to celebrate Easter last weekend! The weather was glorious and it gave us the few extra days we needed to do household tasks, attend the Easter services and also have some fun. Our churches were filled with the faithful on Good Friday and Easter Sunday ~ there to remember Jesus’ journey to Calvery and His triumphant resurrection.

The central message of Easter focuses on two important events; the crucifixion of Jesus and his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter message reminds us while there are crucifixions in everyone’s life, so too there is always the hope of Easter Sunday ~  with opportunities for new life, a new start ~ to move forward with a spirit of optimism in order to live a fulfilled happy life. We thank God for Easter and the gifts this season brings to us!

Thank you kind and generous community for the care and concern you have shown the Zendehdel family as they process the devastation of their house fire last Saturday. We are hoping to set up a Go Fund Me account in the next few days so that we can all support them as they begin to  get back on their feet after losing everything. I will send through information to you as soon as I am able to do so.

I mentioned in the last newsletter that the children are to wear...

Sunday 8th April: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

John 20:19-31

After eight days, Jesus came in and stood among them.

In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.’

‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’
After saying this he breathed on them and said:
‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven;
for those whose sins you retain,
they are retained.’

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him:

‘You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’

There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.


Please return all Project Compassion Boxes by Wednesday 11th April.  All proceeds will be forwarded to Project Compassion. Sincere thanks and gratitude for your compassion.


Congratulations to Miss Limberger and the SRC. The Easter Egg raffle raised $1200. All proceeds will be forwarded to Project Compassion. Thank for your generosity and kindness.


Please pray for all our children as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on the 11th & 12th April.

Lord, you send out your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people,
so that they may believe in you and in Jesus whom you sent.
Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to your voice.
Open their hearts to your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that you have begun in them.
As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of your love.
Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand.
Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example.
We pray that you will continue to guide us and sustain us.
Through Christ our Lord


Please refer to the parish bulletin or parish website for Mass times - http://stmadeleine.org.au/. Fr Vince and all parishioners would love to see you and your family there.

Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.
— St Madeleine Sophie Barat

Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying

At St Madeleine’s Primary School we aim to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Each member of our community has the right to feel safe, happy and valued. The school has a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent and address Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying in line with the CEDP Anti-bullying policy.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is repeated incidents involving:

  • a bigger, stronger or more powerful child on a smaller or weaker child; or
  • a group of children on a single child.

These might be:

  • Verbal: the child is called names, put down, threatened.
  • Physical: the child is hit, tripped, poked, kicked, or belongings are stolen or damaged.
  • Social: the child is left out, ignored, or rumours are spread.
  • Psychological: the child is stalked or given dirty looks.
  • Cyberbullying: is a way of delivering covert psychological bullying. It uses information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour, by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.

Bullying is different from teasing, rough-and-tumble or schoolyard fights. What makes it different is that the incidents are ongoing, and there is usually an imbalance of size, strength and power between the children involved.

If you bully someone else….

  • You will be expected to stop it immediately.
  • The Principal or Assistant Principal will be informed of your behaviour.
  • An appropriate consequence will be given.
  • Your parents will be informed.
  • Your behaviour will be monitored.
  • You will be assisted with changing your pattern of behaviour.

If you are being bullied……

  • Avoid situations that may lead to bullying.
  • Look at your own behaviour and see if it is, in any way, causing the bullying.
  • Remain calm.
  • Tell the bully that he / she is annoying you and you want it to stop.
  • Look for support from others. (e.g. a friend, parent or teacher).
  • Report the bullying to your class teacher, the teacher on duty, the Assistant Principal or the Principal.

What can parents do?

  • Listen to their children’s concerns. Ask them directly about their anxieties.
  • Work with the school to address the problem.
  • Develop your child’s skills and confidence so that they can interact with other socially in a positive way.
  • Praise your child’s efforts in self-control, non-violent and responsible behaviour.
  • Help your child to develop problem solving strategies.

Staff will ensure that procedural fairness applies in dealing with any incidents of bullying. Appropriate and timely support, management and resolution of reported incidents of bullying will be offered to all persons involved in these incidents including the bystanders who have significant influence on the outcome of a bullying issue.

If you would like any further advice on this topic or would like to report cyberbullying behaviour you can contact The Hills Youth Liaison Officer Constable Rob Paterson on 9680 5399.

KB: Adele Atkins & Maxwell Scarfone
KW: Hunter Gray & Ava Gioiello
1B: Scarlett Nash & Nicolas Palacio
1W: Hayden Bailey & Grace Commisso
2B: Olivia Ferris & Luke Papallo
2W: Amelie Easton & Maximus Giorguitti
3B: Eden Zahra & Alessia Cutajar
3W: Riley Paki & Addison Bayly-Pike
4B: Cartier Tsagaris & Lachlan Bisoglio 

4W: Skye Melrose & Nathaniel Coddington
6B: Trinity Souma & Tiago Gregory
6W: Alija Barker & Edward Noy
Music/Drama: Amelia Monk (6W) & Hayden Bailey (1W)
Sport: Lachlan Dorahy (1B), Cillian Miller (5W) & Grace Liddle (5W)
KB: Emerson Sebire & Alana Mouhayet
KW: Sofia Monardo & Harry Moroney
1B: Khloe Nader & Jayden Bonaccordo
1W: Alyssa Pantaleone & Angus Weir
2B: Madeleine Summerhays & Cody Weekes
2W: Henry Talbot & Leah Ceselli
3B: Thomas Scarfone & Chloe Sakkal
3W: Lily Sumner & Jack O’Brien
 Alexis Mallia & Diesel Pye
4W: Alessia Cauchi & Jack Goodwin
6B: Vivian Lovett & Luke Awadalla
6W: Austin Foxall & Olivia Galea

Cross Country

On Friday 23rd March we had our annual Cross Country in the school grounds. Luckily the rain held off and we got the major events completed.

The following are the results and all these students will be representing St Madeleine’s at the Diocesan Cross Country in Term 2.

8/9 Years Boys
William Dorahy
Ben Galea
Patrick Mifsud
Elijah John
Luca Scannone
Tyler Hili

10 Years Boys
Copper Fradd
Lachlan Bisolglio
Jordan Sakkal
Daniel Gatt
Dominic Bruggeling
Cillian Miller

11 Years Boys
Max Gioiello
Ned Farraway
Archie Manassen
Cooper Hili
Jacob Tasses
Damien Hyde

12 Years Boys
Liam John
Andrew Waldon
Sam Daley
Beni Horvath
Ari Theodoridis
Luka Susnjara

8/9 Years Girls
Daisy Manassen
Saniya Arnold
Lily Starr
Joelle Nassif
Jennifer Chen
Grace Bracken

10 Years Girls
Emily Kinght
Sienna Bonello
Mikayla Muscat
Alessia Cauchi
Alexis Mallia
Tillie Sebire

11 Years Girls
Grace Liddle
Zoe Lang
Brianna Hunter
Kate Hatcher
Mary Chiha
Bianca Palacio

12 Years Girls
Sophie Miller
Mikayla Hogan
Laura Waldon
Alija Barker
Emilie Mifsud
Sarah Gatt

Parramatta Team Trials

Congratulations to Mikayla Hogan and Sienna Angles-Corke who trialled last week and made it into the Parramatta Diocese Team for Touch Football to play at the Mackillop Trials to be held on Friday 25th Mary at St Mary’s.

Julia Morris
Sport Coordinator

Easter Raffle

The Easter Raffle was a great success, with many tummies full of chocolate and most importantly the money raised for Project Compassion. Total amount raised was $1200!

This money will impact the lives of many as Project Compassion brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

This charity event could not have happened without the generous families who kindly donated Easter eggs and bought raffle tickets.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event and to Project Compassion.

Thank you to the Student Representative Council who spent many lunch times creating Easter Baskets and selling raffle tickets.

Your kindness and generosity is appreciated.

Miss Kate Limberger

Open Monday - Friday
To view canteen menu, please click here.
Manager: Catherine Mares
PH: 9654 6760

RECESS: 10:50am - 11:20am
LUNCH: 1:20pm - 2:00pm
Contact: Maree McNeil
Email: maree.mcneil@bigpond.com
 0402 941 956
Term 1, Week 11, 2018
MON: Lucinda Musolino & Erin Boffo
Fiona Knight & Mel Keddie
Andrew Howe & Renae Cole
Souad Khoudair
Rebecca Boston & Anita Nader
Manager: Therese Harwanek
If you don’t have time to come to the uniform shop you can download an order form below or phone 9654 6761. Lost Property is located in the Library, please check for student belongings.

Email: stmadeleinesuniformshop@parra.catholic.edu.au
OPEN: Tuesdays 8:15am — 10:15am
To view the uniform shop order form click here.
Parish & CEDP News
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Parish Services:

Weekend Masses:
- Saturday 5.30pm (Eucharistic Adoration at 4:45),
- Sunday 8:00am, 10:00 am, 5.30pm
Children’s Liturgy
- 10am Mass during Term
Weekday Masses
-Tues - Fri 9:15 am
- Tues 9.30am at St Joseph Centre
Prayer Group
- Wednesdays after the 9.15 am Mass
- Saturdays 5.00pm
- Every 4 th Sunday, 11:20, or during 10am Masses
- By appointment
Sacrament Coordinator
Sally Coppini MB: 0407 942 986

28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst, NSW 2156

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