Diary Dates:
Term 2, 2018
► Friday 22 June
Reports Home
► 25 - 29 June
School Interviews
► Tuesday 26 June
Stage 2 Soccer 
Girls & Boys Gala Day
► Wednesday 27 June
Year 1 Grade Liturgy
► Thursday 28 June
Silly Sock Day
AFL Clinics 3.30-4.30
► Wednesday 4 July
Year 6 Debate
► Thursday 5 July
AFL Clinics 3.30-4.30
► Friday 6 July
End of Term 2

Address: 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst 2156
Phone: 9654 6751
Email: stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au
Website: www.stmadeleineskenthurst.catholic.edu.au
Thursday 21 June, 2018 | Term 2, Week 8

Dear Parents and Friends,
As we approach the end of term, we embrace the opportunity to meet with parents and discuss student progress at Parent/Teacher interviews next week. Teachers are looking forward to sharing the learning that has taken place in semester one and more importantly, the achievements of our students. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate success and form new personalised student goals for the remainder of 2018. The partnership between school and home is an integral part of supporting student learning.

I have had the privilege of working in every grade this term and seeing first hand the student’s engagement in their learning...

Sunday 24 June 2018: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Year B

Luke 1:57-66, 80
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

John is his name.

The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had shown her so great a kindness, they shared her joy.

Now on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother spoke up. ‘No,’ she said ‘he is to be called John.’ They said to her, ‘But no one in your family has that name’, and made signs to his father to find out what he wanted him called. The father asked for a writing tablet and wrote, ‘His name is John.’ And they were all astonished. At that instant his power of speech returned and he spoke and praised God. All their neighbours were filled with awe and the whole affair was talked about throughout the hill country of Judaea. All those who heard of it treasured it in their hearts. ‘What will this child turn out to be?’ they wondered. And indeed the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew up and his spirit matured. And he lived out in the wilderness until the day he appeared openly to Israel.

O God, you raised up Saint John the Baptist to prepare a perfect people for Christ.

Fill your people with the joy of possessing his grace and direct the minds of all the faithful in the way of peace and salvation.

Grant us, as Saint John was martyred for truth and justice, so we may energetically profess our faith to you and lead others to the way, the truth and eternal life.

Refugee Week

This week marks ‘World Refugee Week’. We pray for all those who are forced to flee from their homes due to war, violence, hunger or economic desperation.

Matthew 25:35-40
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

I was hungry. And you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty. And you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger. And you invited me in. I needed clothes. And you gave them to me. I was sick. And you took care of me. I was in prison. And you came to visit me.’ 

“Then the people who have done what is right will answer him. ‘Lord,’ they will ask, ‘when did we see you hungry and feed you? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in? When did we see you needing clothes and give them to you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 

“The King will reply, ‘What I’m about to tell you is true. Anything you did for one of the least important of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 

God bless our eyes so that we will recognise injustices.
God bless our ears so that we will hear the cry of the stranger.
God bless our mouths so that we will speak words of welcome to newcomers.
God bless our shoulders so that we will be able to bear the weight of struggling for justice.
God bless our hands so that we can work together with all people to establish peace. Amen

Thursday 28 June is SILLY SOCK DAY.

The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is proud to be working closely with The House of Welcome to provide practical support to asylum seekers and refugees in our local communities. 

This is an opportunity for our community to support the amazing work done by the House of Welcome by holding a food drive.

Please wear silly socks with your uniform on this day and bring an item (or items) of food from the list below.

Great food items to donate include:

  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Canned fish (tuna)
  • Canned chick peas
  • Basmati rice
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned corn (not creamed)
  • Canned peas & carrot
  • Biscuits (sweet & savoury)
  • Canned fruit
  • Tea & coffee
  • Honey & jam
  • Instant noodles
(Please… no soup, baked beans or tinned spaghetti)

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

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

Kathy Fisher
Religious Education Coordinator

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews will be held in Week 9.

Interviews are strictly 15 minutes and spaces are limited. If you require more time with a
particular teacher, please arrange a separate meeting by telephoning the school on
9654 6751 or email stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au

To book your appointment please go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter
the code 33urb

Enter your details

Select the teachers you wish to see

Select the appointment times that suit you best

When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately. If you not receive your email, please check your junk-mail, or enter the event code again and check your email address spelling. Update
your details if email address is incorrect. DO NOT DELETE the email you receive. Keep it somewhere safe. You may need to refer back to it at a later date.
Please find a list of School Notes on Skoolbag for weeks 7 & 8
  • Chicken Pox
  • Year 4 & Year 5 Liturgy
  • Year 6 Graduation and Yearbook
  • Year 1 & Year 2 Liturgy
  • School Interviews
  • Silly Sock Day Flyer
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In line with our Mission Statement, racism is inconsistent with the ethos of St Madeleine’s School. In the school situation, respect, tolerance and acceptance are essential qualities that are fostered in our students. The successful integration into society of people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs can be facilitated if schools engage in suitable educational and awareness raising activities.
It is the duty of all members of the school community to ensure that all forms of racism are non-existent at St Madeleine’s School. Through our Religious Education Program, we educate our students to be loving and accepting people, using Jesus as our role model.

Late Arrival of Students
It is a parental responsibility to ensure that children arrive at school at the correct time each day. Children should be at school for the first bell at 8.48am.
Children are late if they arrive after the conclusion of Assembly and the classes have forwarded into their respective rooms.
Late children should be accompanied by a parent to the School Office and a ‘Late Arrival’ slip is completed by the parent.
The student then proceeds to their classroom and presents the teacher with the ‘Late Arrival’ slip. Details of arrival time and partial absence are noted in the class roll.

KB: Sienna Nassif & Emerson Sebire
KW: Lillian Meehan & Isaac Cordukes
1B: Aidan Studders & Ellie Boston
1W: Parsina Zendehdel & Mikayla Mills
2B: Claire Waldon & Leonardo Scannone
2W: Max Miller & Elysia Power
3B: Lillian Lovett & Mitchel Atkins
3W: Mal Coco & Daisy Manassen
4B: James Barker & Tillie Sebire

4W: Mylea Abood & Cooper Fradd
5B: Megan Calleia & Alexander Lawson
5W: Dean Whittaker & Summer Jones
6B: Emilie Misfud, Sabrina Marino &
Isaak Elias
6W: Cooper Hili & Mikayla Hogan
Creative Arts: Mekhael Chiha &
Daniella Jakovljevic
Sport: Louise Saliba & Heath Lawson
KB: Amelia Kopps & Cooper Bayly-Pike
KW: Harrison Chiha-Hunter & Tahlia Elias
1B: Sophia Jurukovski & Nathan
1W: Lily Zahra & Alfie Manassen
2B: Georgia Massaad & Jacob Cole
2W: Eve Daley & Navarro Manfre
3B: Alessia Cutajar & Arya Nematian

3W: Ruby Habkouk & William Dorahy
4B: Finn Sebire & Cartier Tsagaris
 Jackson Santleman & Grace Ferris
5B: Riley Cheers & Ayva Reeves
5W: Tarlia Hunter & Jonah Habkouk
6B: Lily Papallo & Tiago Gregory
6W: Georgia Sakkal & Harrison Sheehan

Edward Noy - Hills Little League
Edward Noy was selected to be in the Hills Little League team who travelled to Lismore for the National Baseball Championships. His team came 13th overall. Edward had to fly to Lismore and stay with his team. What an exciting experience to have with teammates. Congratulations Edward.

2018 Athletics Carnival
What a great, but cool day for our annual Athletics Carnival. Thank you to everyone for having such a positive attitude. Congratulations to the following students who set new records.

800m     William Dorahy (9 Years), Emily Knight (10 Years), Max Gioiello (11 Years)
100m     Beni Horvath (13 Years)
200m     Mikayla Muscat (10 Years), Liam John (Seniors)
Discus  Eleanor Nassif (10 Years),

Congratulations to the following Age Champions:

Runner-Up Champion
8 Years: 
Patrick Mifsud, Lucas Hunter,
Dylan Grey, Scarlett Hyde

9 Years:
Luca Scannone, Joelle Nassif

10 Years:
Daniel Gatt, Emily Knight

11 Years: 
Alexander Lawson, Charmaine Russo

12 Years:
Evan Ilijanic, Lily Papallo

13 Years:
Tiago Gregory
Age Champion
8 Years:
Angus Knight, Isabella Zreiby

9 Years:
William Dorahy, Skye Melrose

10 Years:
Cooper Fradd, Mikayla Muscat

11 Years:
Max Gioiello, Grace Liddle

12 Years:
Liam John, Alija Barker

13 Years:
Beni Horvath

Congratulations to the following Overall Champions:

Runner-Up Champion
Junior Boys:
Cooper Fradd

Junior Girls:
Emily Knight & Skye Melrose

Senior Boys:
Max Gioiello

Senior Girls:
Alija Barker
Overall Champion
Junior Boys:
William Dorahy

Junior Girls:
Mikayla Muscat

Senior Boys:
Liam John

Senior Girls:
Grace Liddle

Congratulations to the Zone Team that will be representing St Madeleine's next term. Please bring in your notes ASAP.

Thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to be an official on the day. Without you, a carnival like this would not be possible. Special thank you to the P&F and their team for operating the sausage sizzle.

Any students who do Little Athletics and would like to apply to participate in High Jump and the Parramatta Diocesan Carnival, please bring in your Little Athletics book so I can verify how high you can jump and forward your application on.

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 9, 2018
Recess Thurs: Maria Tasson
Lunch Thurs: Meagan Rogers
Recess Fri: Jen Jurukovski
Lunch Fri: Mari Gregory
Term 2, Week 10, 2018
Recess Thurs: Sarah Sarkis
Lunch Thurs:
 Maria Tassone
Recess Fri:
Grainne Barker
Lunch Fri:
 Grainne Barker
Contact: Maree McNeil
Email: maree.mcneil@bigpond.com
 0402 941 956
Term 2, Week 9, 2018
MON: Lucinda Musolino, Erin Boffo
Liana Wall, Jodi Sakkal
Elaine Nassif, Vicki Chiha

Maree McNeil, Nicole Foxall
Term 2, Week 10, 2018
MON: Lyn Baston, Tracey Cauchi
TUES: Melissa Crema, Kelly Beckett
Kylie Jones Gentle, Lorinda Lang
Souad Khoudair,
Nicole Jakovljevic
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 4th 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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