Diary Dates:
Term 2, 2018

► Friday 6 July
End of Term 2

► Monday 23 July
students return

► Monday 30 July
RSVP Kindy 2019
Enrolments due

► Wednesday 1 August
Netball Gala Day



Address: 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst 2156
Phone: 9654 6751
Email: stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au
Website: www.stmadeleineskenthurst.catholic.edu.au
Thursday 5 July, 2018 | Term 2, Week 10

Dear Parents and Friends,

Thank you all very much for taking the time to meet with your children’s teacher last week. Many teachers commented to me that they valued this time of sharing what they know and understand about your children and also getting to know you and hearing of your aspirations for your son or daughter. In order for your child to maximise their potential and to flourish, we need to develop a very strong partnership with each other. You demonstrated this commitment last week ~ thank you!

On Sunday I attended the beautiful Mass at St Madeleine’s with our Bishop, the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen and Father Vince. After Mass all the congregation walked to the location set for the new church and Bishop Vincent and Father Vince blessed the land with Holy Water and then ‘turned the first sod’ ~ a symbolic gesture to commence the building of the new church....

Sunday 8 July 2018: The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Mk 6:1-6
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

A prophet is despised only in his own country.

Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

House of Welcome

The St Francis Social Services have been operating since 1978 working to uphold the intrinsic dignity of each person by providing support and advocacy to empower the most disadvantaged and marginalised within our community.

Last week our community supported the House of Welcome with a food drive. The spirit of your generosity was quite overwhelming. May we always remember the moral imperative that drives us to do what we do.

1 Peter 4:8-10

Most of all, love one another deeply. Welcome others into your homes without complaining. God’s gifts of grace come in many forms. Each of you has received a gift in order to serve others. You should use it faithfully.

Praying with Our Children

Prayer is an integral part of our lives. Making time to pray with your family teaches our children the love of God and how together as God’s people, we can support each other in developing an intimate relationship with our Lord.

Pope Francis tells us that,” Each day the Lord calls us to follow him with courage and fidelity; he has made us the great gift of choosing us as his disciples; he invites us to proclaim him with joy as the Risen one, but he asks us to do so by word and by the witness of our lives, in daily life.”

Traditional prayers include:

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Hail Mary
  • The Glory Be
  • The Apostles Creed
  • The Angelus

Mass Roster Term 3

Please join us in celebrating Mass at 9:15am.

  • 03/08 Year 6 Communion Service
  • 15/08 Whole School Mass Feast of the Assumption
  • 17/08 Year 5 Communion Service
  • 21/08 3B & KB Mass 9:15am
  • 24/08 Year 4 Mass
  • 28/08 3W & KW Mass
  • 31/08 Year 3 Mass
  • 04/09 4B & 2B Mass
  • 07/09 Year 2 Mass
  • 11/09 4W & 2W Mass
  • 14/09 Year 1 Mass
  • 18/09 5W & 1W Mass
  • 25/09 5B & 1B Mass

Sacrament of Eucharist

Please pray for all our children, as they get ready to prepare for the Sacrament of Eucharist starting in August.

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.

Strengthen in us, O God, the work you have begun in us.
St Madeleine Sophie Barat

Kathy Fisher
Religious Education Coordinator

ICAS Digital Technologies - 2018 Results
We congratulate the following children on their outstanding results in the ICAS Digital Technology competition held this term.

The children will be honoured at our Week 2 school assembly in Term 3. We are all very proud of their achievements.


Jensen Fradd


Tiana Attia

Bianca Palacio

Emilie Mifsud

Trinity Souma

Mary Eberand


Mark Horvath

Sienna Bonello

Jodi Jefferson
Assistant Principal


Matrix Anderson

Jennifer Chen

Alessia Cutajar

Keira Mifsud

Vincent Musolino

Marcus O’Shea

Matilda Rogers

Cooper Fradd

Katerina Sarkis

Harlan Engelhardt

Sofia Attia

Annabelle Rogers

Luka Susnjara

Please find a list of School Notes on Skoolbag for weeks 9 & 10
  • Kindy Morning Tea
  • Parish Invitation
  • Uniform Shop CLOSED
  • Piano & Singing Lessons Term 3
  • Chicken Pox - Kindy
  • Gymnastics Performances
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.

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.

KB: Johnny Mouawad & Samuel Bragg
KW: Summer Ellis & Brayden Ayers

1B: Dylan Sakkal & Azaliya Campanella
1W: Natalia Arias, Beau Lawrence & Oliver Morrison
2B: Ashton Cheers & Isabella Zreiby
2W: Goey Punzalan & Olivia Habkouk
3B: Max Wade & Keira Mifsud
3W: Matteo Colasuonno & Ella Taylor
4B: Jordan Sakkal & Maja Susnjara

4W: Jack Goodwin,, Michael O’Brien & Lilly Sakkal
5B: Imogen W & Nicholas Follows
5W: Harlan Engelhardt & Tarlia Hunter

6B: Taleah Niezabitowski & Ari Theodoridis
6W: Christelle Johnson, Liam John & Andrew Waldon
Creative Arts: Liana Niezabitowski & Cooper Hili
Sport: Caius Prisk & Alfie Manassen

Stage 2 Soccer Gala Day
What a wonderful day was had on Tuesday 26th June at Jamison Park, Penrith by our Stage 2 students at the Soccer Gala Day.

All teams displayed sportsmanship and cooperation.

Congratulations to one of the girls soccer teams who won their pool - Daniella Jakovljevic, Amelie Nash, Lily Star, Mylea Abood, Alessia Caucho, Hannah Tran, Siena Arias, Alexis Mallia, Maja Susnjara and Ava Tallon, coach Mr Susnjara.

Huge thank you to the four parents who coached the teams on the day - Mr Susnjara, Mr Sakkal, Mr Mair and Mr Colasuonno.

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 3, Week 1, 2018
Recess Thurs: Mel Keddie
Lunch Thurs: Jodi Sakkal
Recess Fri: Mari Gregory
Lunch Fri: Grainne Barket
Term 3, Week 2, 2018
Recess Thurs: Maria Tassone
Lunch Thurs:
 Maria Tassone
Recess Fri:
Jen Jurokovski
Lunch Fri:
 Mari Gregory
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
St Madeline's Sophie Parish News

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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