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Diary Dates:
Term 3, 2018

► Friday 31 August
Jersey Day
Father's Day BBQ
Liturgy Assembly
CANTEEN CLOSED
► Wednesday 5 September
Australian Girls Choir
Workshop
► Thursday 6 September
Fiver for a Farmer

► Friday 7 September
Kindy Farm Excursion
Book Fair
► Sunday 9 September

Sacrament of Eucharist Session 3 4:30pm
► Monday 10 September
Grandbook Day Liturgy
Book Character Dress Up
& Book Fair
► Tuesday 11 September
Year 4 Excursion

► Wednesday 12 September
Performance Assembly
Choir & Dance 2pm



Address: 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst 2156
Phone: 9654 6751
Email: stmadeleines@parra.catholic.edu.au
Website: www.stmadeleineskenthurst.catholic.edu.au
Thursday 30 August, 2018 | Term 3, Week 6
IN THIS ISSUE:

Dear Parents and Friends,

Last Saturday evening a brilliant crowd of fun loving St Madeleine’s parents, friends and teachers gathered to see who amongst us knew the most about not much! To have the collective wisdom of the group at the table was empowering. I must say the teachers did their best not to come last and we were very satisfied that we achieved this goal!

All in all it was a particularly fun event and our community is indebted to Maree McNeil and Tori Papallo and their team of helpers for organising this fund-raising event for our community.

A project that we believe would be of benefit to the school in the future would be to renew the surface of the netball court so that the children can play on this surface without fear of being badly injured by the rough surface. I am hoping that once the new church and car park is complete, we may be able to consider this as a P & F led fundraising initiative. I welcome your feedback about this possibility....

Sunday 2 September 2018: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

You forget the commandments of God and hold on to human tradition.

The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. For the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms as far as the elbow; and on returning from the market place they never eat without first sprinkling themselves. There are also many other observances, which have been handed down to them concerning the washing of cups and pots and bronze dishes. So these Pharisees and scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food with unclean hands?’ He answered, ‘It was of you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in this passage of scripture:

This people honours me only with lip-service,

while their hearts are far from me.

The worship they offer me is worthless,

the doctrines they teach are only human regulations.

You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’

He called the people to him again and said, ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that goes into a man from outside can make him unclean; it is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean. For it is from within, from men’s hearts, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean'.

Saturday 8 September 2018: The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Mt 1:18-23
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

She has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph being a man of honour and wanting to spare her publicity, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’ Now all this took place to fulfil the words spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and they will call him Emmanuel, a name that means ‘God-is-with-us’.

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Celebrations on the Horizon

Please mark these dates on your calendar.

Friday 31 August - Week 6
Fathers Day/Jersey Day Celebration
BBQ Lunch 12:45pm & Liturgy 1:45pm
Wear your jersey


Thursday 6 September
Fiver for a Farmer Fundraiser
Dress up as a Farmer and donate $5 towards drought relief. Line dancing at 2:15pm at the COLA.

Monday 10 September (Wk 8)
GrandBook Day
9:15am Grandparent's Day Liturgy. Morning tea for grandparents (please bring a plate of food to share)

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.

Mass Roster Term 3

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

  • 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

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.



"Be faithful to the touch of the Holy Spirit upon your soul. The Holy Spirit when free works marvels within us".

 

St Madeleine Sophie Barat

Kathy Fisher
Religious Education Coordinator


ICAS Writing - 2018 Results

We congratulate the following children on their outstanding results in the ICAS Writing competition held last term.

The following children will be presented with their Writing certificates tomorrow at our Week 6 assembly.

Looking forward to celebrating the student’s success with you.

Merit

Liana Niezabitowski

Taleah Niezabitowski

Credit
Emilie Mifsud

Mary Eberand

Sofia Attia

Tillie Sebire

Finn Sebire

Nathan Pantaleone

Isla Austin-Smith

Daisy Manasen

Addison Bayly-Pike

Saniya Arnold

Jodi Jefferson
Assistant Principal

Participation
Annabelle Rogers

David Soliman

Cillian Miller

Delphine Feillafe

Jack Treak

Matilda Rogers

Keira Mifsud

Alessia Cutajar

Tiana Attia

Matrix Anderson


 

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.
Please see Important Information regarding Parking Rules and penalties around schools.
School Parking Fact Sheets 2018.pdf
ng Rules and penalties around sch
Parking Rules 2018.pdf

School Notes/Information sent home or on Skoolbag for weeks 5 & 6
  • Fiver for a Farmer
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Grandparent's Day Liturgy, Book Character Dress Up & Book Fair
  • Father's Day Stall
  • Kindy Farm Excursion
  • Chicken Pox
  • Premiers Reading Challenge
  • Canteen CLOSED Friday 31 August

Fine weather morning drop off:

  • All students are to be dropped off at the netball court Kiss & Drop zone.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

KB: James Bailey & Aaron Bracken
KW: Tahlia Elias & Daniel Cheers

1B: Sophia Jurukovski & Lachlan Dorahy
1W: Nicola Papegeorgious& Austin Wall
2B: Cody Weekes & Olivia Craft
2W: Dominique Musolino & Henry Talbot
3B: Hunter Jones- Gentle & Lola Rahme
3W: Jack Morrison & Kaitlyn Farr
4B: Nathan Pantaleone & Hannah Craft
4W: Eamonn Burke & Joelle Nassif
5B: Angelus Nashed & Delphine Feillafe
5W: Cooper Galvin & Charmaine Russo
6B: Lily Papallo & Dominic Bonello
6W: Sienna Melrose and Caius Prisk
Creative Arts: Harry Moroney (KW) & Alana Mouhayet (KB)
Sport: Sienna Bonello (4W) & Samuel Bragg (KB)

Hills Zone Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 16th August, 30 students represented St Madeleine’s at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. The weather conditions were amazing and so were our results.


Max Gioiello

11 year Boys   

800m

1st

William Dorahy

9 Year Boys

100m

1st

Skye Melrose   

9 Year Girls

100m

3rd

Emily Knight

10 Year Girls

Junior Girls

Junior Girls

100m

200m
Long Jump

1st

1st

2nd

Mikayla Muscat

10 Year Girls

Junior Girls

Junior Girls

Junior Girls

Junior Girls

100m

200m

Long Jump

Shot Put

Discus

2nd

2nd

3rd

2nd

3rd

Cooper Fradd   

Junior Boys

200m

4th

Daniel Gatt   

Junior Boys

Long Jump

4th

Liam John

Senior Boys

Shot Put

3rd

Alija Barker

Senior Girls

Shot Put

2nd

Lily Papallo

Senior Girls

Senior Girls

Shot Put

Discus

3rd

1st

Alexander Lawson

11 Year Boys

Discus

4th

Grace Liddle

11 Year Girls

Discus

3rd

Junior Boys Relay

Cooper Fradd, Isaac Khoudair, Daniel Gatt, Lachlan Bisoglio

2nd

Junior Girls Relay

Eleanor Nassif, Skye Melrose, Mikayla Muscat, Emily Knight

1st

Special Congratulations to the following two girls:

  • Mikayla Muscat – Hills Zone Junior Girls Overall Champion
  • Emily Knight – Hills Zone Junior Girls Runner Up Champion
Diocesan Athletics Carnival
On Thursday 23rd August, 15 students represented St Madeleine’s at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to our amazing athletes that will represent Parramatta at the MacKillop Athletics Carnival on the 24th September.

Max Gioiello

11 year Boys

800m

2nd

Emily Knight

10 Year Girls

Junior Girls

100m

200m

1st

1st

Mikayla Muscat

10 Year Girls

Junior Girls

100m

200m

2nd

2nd

Lily Papallo

Senior Girls

Senior Girls

Shot Put

Discus

4th

4th

Junior Girls Relay

Eleanor Nassif, Skye Melrose, Mikayla Muscat, Emily Knight

1st


Special Congratulations to the following two girls:

  • Emily Knight – Parramatta Diocesan Junior Girls Overall Champion
  • Mikayla Muscat – Parramatta Diocesan Junior Girls Runner Up Champion
Julia Morris
Sport Coordinator
We are currently looking for someone to take over the role as Kiss and Drop Coordinator next term. Please contact Maree McNeil on  maree.mcneil@bigpond.com
Term 3, Week 7, 2018
MON: Lucinda Musolino, Erin Boffo
TUE: Liana Wall, Jodie Sakaal
WED: Souad Khoudair, Nicole Jakovljevic
THU: Maree McNeil
FRI: Tori Papalllo, Jasna Susnjara
Term 3, Week 8, 2018
MON: Vanessa Abood, Vicki Chiha
TUE: Melissa Crema, Kelly Beckett
WED: Andrew Howe, Renae Cole
THU: Eliane Nassif, Leanne Kuntze
FRI: Angela Santleman, Simone Dahlen,
Antoinette Saliba
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

PLEASE NOTE THE CANTEEN WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

Term 3, Week 7, 2018
Recess Thurs: Angela Paki
Lunch Thurs: Simone Dahlen
Recess Fri: Mari Gregory
Lunch Fri: Grainne Barker
Term 3, Week 8, 2018
Recess Thurs: Mel Keddie
Lunch Thurs:
Mel Keddie
Recess Fri:
Lisa Follows
Lunch Fri:
 Michelle Atkins
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 Madeleine'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
Playgroup
- Tues 9.30am at St Joseph Centre
Prayer Group
- Wednesdays after the 9.15 am Mass
Reconciliation
- Saturdays 5.00pm
Baptisms
- Every 4th Sunday, 11:20, or during 10am Masses
Weddings
- By appointment
Sacrament Coordinator
Sally Coppini MB: 0407 942 986


28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst, NSW 2156


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