Diary Dates:
Term 3, 2018

► Sunday 19 August
Sacrament of Eucharist
Session 1
► Tuesday 7 August
Sacrament of Eucharist Information 4:30pm or 7:00pm

► Thursday 23 August
Diocesan Athletics Carnival
► Saturday 25 August
Trivia Night
► Sunday 26 August 
Sacrament of Eucharist
Session 2
► Monday 27 August 
Student Readiness Test Yr 5
► Tuesday 28 August 
Student Readiness Test
Yrs 3 & 5
► Friday 31 August 
Father's Day/Jersey Day


Address: 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst 2156
Phone: 9654 6751
Email: stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au
Website: www.stmadeleineskenthurst.catholic.edu.au
Thursday 16 August, 2018 | Term 3, Week 4

Dear Parents and Friends,

On Wednesday we gathered in the church for Mass to celebrate The Assumption of Our Lady to Heaven. This Feast Day is a Holy Day of Obligation to honour the blessed mother of Jesus. The children participated so beautifully ~  singing three new hymns and responding in prayer with great enthusiasm. We had a visiting priest, Father George, who would have been impressed with our community and the respectful way we engaged in the Mass together.

Our Trivia Night is happening on Saturday 25th August ~ 6.30pm for a 7pm start ~  in our school hall. Please look for the flyer in this newsletter and book yourself in to sit anywhere or on a class table.  BYO drinks and nibbles. This is an important fundraiser for the P&F who have raised $8000 to date this year. Their target is $15,000 and so we will all need to support this event in order to reach this target. Each year the P&F transfer funds to the school to purchase items such as more take home readers and sets of guided readers. We also need to continually update our technology each year and we rely very much on the P&F donation to purchase these items for the classroom programs. Please phone today to book your table and come along for a night of fun!...


Monday 19 August 2018: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Jn 6:51-58
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink

Jesus said to the crowd:

‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.

Anyone who eats this bread will live forever;

and the bread that I shall give

is my flesh, for the life of the world.’

Then the Jews started arguing with one another:
‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said.
Jesus replied:

‘I tell you most solemnly,

if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man

and drink his blood,

you will not have life in you.

Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood

has eternal life,

and I shall raise him up on the last day.

For my flesh is real food

and my blood is real drink.

He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood

lives in me

and I live in him.

As I, who am sent by the living Father,

myself draw life from the Father,

so whoever eats me will draw life from me.

This is the bread come down from heaven;

not like the bread our ancestors ate:

they are dead,

but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.’

Celebrations on the Horizon

Please mark these dates on your calendar.

Friday 31 August
Fathers Day/Jersey Day Celebration
BBQ Lunch 12:45pm & Liturgy 1:45pm

Monday 10 September
GrandBook Day 9:15am
Grandparent's Day Liturgy/Morning Tea, Book Character Dress Up & Book Fair

Sacrament of Eucharist

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

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.

Mass Roster Term 3

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

If I had my life to live over again, I would seek to live
in complete openness to the Holy Spirit.


St Madeleine Sophie Barat


Kathy Fisher
Religious Education Coordinator

NAPLAN School Readiness Testing

In 2019 NAPLAN will be changing from its current paper based form to an online test. As part of the transition, a School Readiness Test will be undertaken by NSW schools from 27th to 31st August. The school readiness test is a 'practice run' for schools to assess their technology ahead of NAPLAN Online. The readiness test is not an assessment of student ability.

The School Readiness Test is to provide school staff and students the opportunity to:

  • Engage and become familiar with the assessment platform
  • Gain insight into the changed administration procedures
  • Provide valuable feedback on areas in which schools need additional support

Year 5 students will participate in two tests: an Omnibus test, which includes questions from the domains of numeracy, reading and conventions of language and a Writing test. Year 3 will sit the omnibus test only. The purpose of these assessments is to familiarise schools and students with the new online platform, therefore, reports will not be issued for SRT.

Your child will not need any academic preparation for the school readiness test. This is not a test of their literacy and numeracy skills, but an opportunity for them to experience the online test format and for their school to assess its online testing capabiity. If parents would like to familiarise themselves and their children with the look and feel of the NAPLAN online test a public demonstration site with sample questions is available here.

A NAPLAN FAQ's sheet will be sent home to parents next week. If you have any further queries please contact the school office.

Parent Information Session - Mathematics

Next Monday 20th August, St Madeleine's will be running a parent information session on Mathematics, with a focus on multiplication and division. This workshop is to inform parents how students develop mental strategies in multiplication and division, from kindergarten to Year 6. Teachers are currently participating in a professional learning program, called Multiplicative Thinking, which aims to develop their content knowledge in multiplication and division and identify common sticking points for students.

This workshop will commence promptly at 9am in the library and will be followed by open classrooms. Parents will have the opportunity to go into classrooms and observe students engaging in multiplicative tasks aimed at developing mental computation strategies.

This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to work in partnership with the school, witnessing first hand the mathematical learning children are engaging in daily at St Madeleine's.

I hope that you are able to join us and I am looking forward to this opportunity to work alongside you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's classroom teacher.

Jodi Jefferson
Assistant Principal

Fathers Day BBQ Lunch

On Friday 31st August we will gather together to celebrate Father's Day as a school community in the hall at 1:45pm.

Dads are invited to share a BBQ lunch with their child(ren) at 12:45pm prior to the liturgy. Dads only need to RSVP if they would like to share in a beautifully cooked lunch. Please see the order form in the note that was sent out earlier this week, if your child would like to order a BBQ lunch. Sincere thanks and gratitude to the P&F for preparing lunch.

Fathers Day Photo Story

In preparing for the liturgy, we invite all fathers in our community to upload a photograph of themselves with their child(ren). The photos will be used in a Photo Story during the liturgy. Please send one photograph only to the following link https://goo.gl/forms/gdGyEfREZcx0r4Cz1 by Friday 24th August 3pm. The Photo Story will be created that afternoon.
Please see Important Information regarding Parking Rules and penalties around schools.
School Parking Fact Sheets 2018.pdf
Parking Rules 2018.pdf

School Notes/Information sent home or on Skoolbag for weeks 3 & 4
  • Father's Day BBQ/Jersey Day
  • Year 2 Incursion
  • Year 4 Excursion
  • Father's Day Photo

Mobile Phones

Children are note permitted to bring a mobile phone to school unless parents have a particular reason why they need their child to carry one. If this is the case, please ask for a permission note from the office detailing rights and responsibilities of mobile use at school.

Privacy Information and Photo Permission

From time to time we publish children's results in the University Competitions, i.e. Maths, English, Science and Computer Competitions. We also publish places in sporting events, other awards and achievements. If you have any concerns about your child's name appearing in our School Newsletter or on our school website, please contact the office.

From time to time it is necessary for Class Contact parents or P & F representatives to telephone parents. If you do not wish your telephone number to be used by these people, please contact the school office.

From time to time the school sends photos of our children to newspapers or to the Catholic Education Office for inclusion with an article about St Madeleine's. We also include photos in our School Newsletter and on our school website. If you do not wish photos of your child to be used in any publications at school, Catholic Education Office or newspapers please contact the school office.

If your personal details (address, telephone, etc.) change please inform the school office. It is important that we have up to date information for the safety of our children.
KB: Noah Takchi & Mikhael Bechara
KW: Sebastian Zec & Alyssa El-Badaoui

1B: Benjamin Barker, Allegra Circosta & Nicolas Palacio
1W: Hayden Bailey & Ella Paki
2B: Lillian Chiha & Jacob Cole
2W: Hayley Phielix & Patrick Mifsud
3B: Lincoln Birch & Charlie Sheehan
3W: Luca Scannone & Fabio Gregory
4B: Charlize Zreiby & Elodie Johnson

4W: Thomas Foxall, Louise Saliba & Joshua Mouhayet
5B: Jessica McCusker, Bradley Miller & Angela Chiha
5W: Emily Knight & Brianna Hunter

6B: Ryan Niezabitowski & Imogen Harmer
6W: Amelia Monk
Creative Arts: Mikayla Mills & Aidan Studders
Sport: Evan Stanley (5W) & Gabrielle Cauchi (1W)

St Bernadette's Netball Gala Day
Congratulations to our 7 teams that represented St Madeleine's at the St Bernadette's Netball Gala Day on Wendesday 1 August.

Thank you to our coaches - Mrs Craft, Mrs Angles-Corke, Mrs Papallo, Brittany and Mrs Rogers, Mrs Ilianjic, Mrs Fradd and Mrs Hili. Without you volunteering we can not give our students these wonderful opportunities. We appreciate you!

Special Congratulations to Mrs Papallo's team who were premiers in their division - Lily Papallo, Mikayla Hogan, Alija Barker, Sabrina Marino, Trinity Souma, Sarah Gatt, Taleah Niezabitowski, Liana Niezabitowski. We are very proud of you!
Julia Morris
Sport Coordinator
We are currently looking for someone to take over the role as Kiss and Drop Coordinator to take over the role next term. Please contact:?????
Term 3, Week 5, 2018
MON: Simone Eltobaji, Maree McNeil
TUE: Liana Wall, Jodie Sakaal
WED: Natalie Commisso, Grainne Bolland
THU: Souad Khoudair, Nicole Jakovljevic
FRI: Rebecca Boston, Anita Nader
Term 3, Week 6, 2018
MON: Leanne Kuntze, Louise MacNamara
TUE: Vanessa Abood
WED: Kylie Jones Gentle, Lorinda Lang
THU: Elaine Nassif, Vicki Chiha
FRI: Michelle Bonnacordo, Melanie Bracken
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 5, 2018
Recess Thurs: Mari Gregory
Lunch Thurs: Jodi Sakkal
Recess Fri: Jen Jurukovski
Lunch Fri: Linda Circosta
Term 3, Week 6, 2018
Recess Thurs: Sarah Sarkis
Lunch Thurs:
Simone Dahlen
Recess Fri:
Meagan Rogers
Lunch Fri:
Lisa Follows
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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