Diary Dates:

Term 2, 2018
► Friday 8 June
Athletics Carnival
► Monday 11 June
Queen's Birthday
(Public Holiday)
► Tuesday 12 June
Students return to school
► Thursday 14 June
AFL Clinics 3.10 - 4.10
► Friday 15 June
NSWCPS Cross Country
Year 6 Debate
► Tuesday 19 June
Stage 3 Soccer Gala Day (Boys)
► Wednesday 20 June
Awards & Principal's Awards
► Thursday 21 June
AFL Clinics 3.10 - 4.10



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 7 June, 2018 | Term 2, Week 6

Dear Parents and Friends,

Congratulations Oaklands family and the St Madeleine's school community!

The school community loved our special visit from Samuel Johnson from the Love Your Sister Foundation. The assembly, two weeks ago now, gave us the opportunity to celebrate St Madeleine's contribution to the magnificent fundraising efforts of the Oaklands family to the Love Your Sister Foundation ~  funding research into finding a cure for ALL types of cancer.

All up $32,000 was raised and we contributed $6633!

The visit was filled with the love and joy of a community working together for such a great cause. Samuel said when it is all said and done..... all you really need in life ....is to love and be loved.

He shared with us how he learnt to ride a unicycle....

Friday 8 June: The Feast of The Sacred Heart of Jesus - Year B

The heart has always been seen as the “centre” or essence of a person. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is devotion to Jesus Christ Himself.

The Heart - The heart is the symbolic centre of feeling and emotion, and it represents Jesus’ deep love and affection for us. It is mostly depicted as red, the colour of blood, which Jesus poured out for us. Red also signifies love, and Jesus loves us so much that he laid down his life for us.

The Cross - It is common to display a Latin cross in the flames, because it is on the cross where Jesus demonstrated the love of his Sacred Heart.

The Flames - A number of flames are usually shown above the upper, centre of the heart, and they represent the intensity of the warmth of Jesus’ love.

The Rays of Light - It is also common to have an array of glistening gold, white, or red beams of light radiating from Jesus’ heart. Jesus is light, and the love of his heart enlightens the world.

“Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Jesus has loved us all with a human heart. For this reason, the Scared Heart of Jesus, is considered the chief sign and symbol that God loves all human beings without exception.

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
We love You so much and we give You our heart
Help us to love God with all our heart
Help us to love our neighbour with all our heart
Help us to love ourselves as children of God with all our heart.

Sunday 10 June 2018: The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B 

Mk 3:20-35

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 

It is the end of Satan.

Jesus went home with his disciples, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind.

The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him,’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he casts devils out.’ So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot stand either - it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house.

‘I tell you solemnly, all men’s sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies; but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness: he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘An unclean spirit is in him.’

His mother and brothers now arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Please pray for all our children, as they get ready to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Parish Masses

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

Mathematics – Multiplicative Thinking

This year St Madeleine’s teachers are participating in a professional learning program, called Multiplicative Thinking. The program involves six intensive professional learning sessions focusing on multiplication and division, along with classroom support during the numeracy lesson.

The aim of the project is to develop teacher’s content knowledge around how students develop mental strategies in multiplication and division, starting in kindergarten. Teacher’s will have opportunities to plan and work collaboratively, identifying difficult transition points in student understanding.

This is a fantastic opportunity for teacher’s to deepen their understanding of student learning in Multiplication and Division, and provide instruction that meets students at their point of need. We will be facilitating a parent information session on Multiplicative Thinking later in Term 2.

Jodi Jefferson
Assistant Principal

Car Park Reminder

Fine weather morning drop off:

  • All students are to be dropped off at Canteen drop off area.
  • Under no circumstances are St Madeleine’s children to be dropped off anywhere other than at the official drop off zones where the volunteers are placed to assist the children and they are then in  supervised areas. This is to ensure the safety of our children.
  • Please drive up around the loop before coming down into the Kiss and Drop area. It means that the queue to drop off does not extend down into the main driveway.

Wet weather morning drop off:

Children are to be dropped off at the canteen drop off zone in wet weather when the volunteers are in that location and the children can walk under cover to the supervision areas.

Afternoon pick up: The following are a few rules that all parents and children need to observe at the afternoon pickup to ensure the safety of our children and smooth operation.

  • The driver is not to get out of the car.
  • The car is to stay close to the timber sleepers and bollards at the edge of the bitumen so that cars can pass if necessary.
  • Make sure that your family name can be seen – perhaps use tape to hold it onto the windscreen.
  • Children are to get into the car on the passenger side – they are not to go around the front or the back of the car to get in on the driver’s side. If this is a problem to any family then that parent will need to park and pick the child up.
  • Bags are to go in the cabin of the car with the child – not in the boot.
  • If you are entering through the main gate please do not queue across the driveway for the parish house.
  • If you are entering through the second gate in the afternoon please do not queue across the driveway for the house. The occupants of the house must have access at all times.
  • Wet weather pick up ~ children wait in the Year 2 classrooms and parents drive around next to the church entry to pick up their children.

There is no right turn from the second gate. If you want to turn right then you need to go out the main gate. There is no right turn into the second gate from Annangrove Road. If you are coming from the west you must make your right turn into the main gate.

Parents please use common sense and courtesy when using our driveway and parking areas. Please don’t block driveways or roads to allow the traffic to flow. Please adhere to these rules. They are in place to provide safety for your children.

Student Management

At St Madeleine’s we try to do as Jesus would do by following the rules of respecting ourselves, others, learning and the environment.

We encourage responsible self-discipline. Various measures are adopted by classroom teachers to maintain a positive classroom climate. We endeavour at all times to adopt a “same side” approach based on mutual respect.

The principles on which we base our behaviour management practices demonstrate procedural fairness. We believe that  procedural fairness is a basic right of all children when dealing with school authorities. We apply the ‘hearing rule’ and the ‘right to an unbiased decision’.

If consequences are considered necessary for those who violate person or property, they should be reformative, directed towards altering attitudes and subsequent behaviour and should recognise the uniqueness, potential and dignity of each student, remembering Gospel values of forgiveness and hope.

Due to the Athletics Carnival there will be no Student Awards this week.

Stage 3 Girls Soccer Gala Day
Congratulations to our two Stage 3 Girls Soccer Teams. A tough day but you all showed true sportsmanship and a positive attitude throughout the Gala Day, Doing your Best and Never Giving Up.

Thank you for Mr Nassif, Mr Muscat, Mr Sakkal and Mr Grech for coaching the teams.

Julia Morris 
Sport Coordinator

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
Term 2, Week 7, 2018
Recess Thurs: Angela Paki
Lunch Thurs: Simone Dahlen
Recess Fri: Grainne Barker
Lunch Fri: Michelle Atkins
Term 2, Week 8, 2018
Recess Thurs: Mel Keddie
Lunch Thurs:
Mel Keddie
Recess Fri:
Lisa Follows
Lunch Fri:
Michelle Atkins
Contact: Maree McNeil
Email: maree.mcneil@bigpond.com
 0402 941 956
Term 2, Week 7, 2018
TUES: Liana Wall, Jodie Sakkal
Souad Khoudair,
Nicole Jakovljevic
Kylie Jones Gentle,
Teresa Sakkal
Tori Papallo, Jasna Susnjara
Term 2, Week 8, 2018
MON: Vanessa Abood, Vicki Chiha
TUES: Melissa Crema, Kelly Beckett
Andrew Howe, Renae Cole
Elaine Nassif, Leanne Kuntze
Angela Santlemann, Simone Dahlen, Antoinette Saliba
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.
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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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