Now, I think that any parent would agree ‘Parenting’ is not always the easiest job in the world. The challenges faced can vary from the everyday niggles and battles around meal times, bath/bedtime routines, temper tantrums and behaviour, to the more complex challenges involved when there are serious health and developmental issues. Have you ever wished you could just get a bit of quality advice, right there and then, from someone who knows what they are talking about? Well, now you can! In acknowledgment of National Mental Health month and in support of our ongoing commitment to KidsMatter, St Simon Peter are really excited to introduce ‘Parent TV’ - an innovative digital service that allows parents/carers access to videos and information on a variety of topics from a team of qualified professionals and parenting experts.
All you need to do is follow the prompts at the bottom of the flyer to access oodles of information and short videos from the expert team.
Click on the link below to get a little taster from someone you might recognise!
Have fun exploring!!Read Less
Many thanks to Mr Thompson for such a smooth-running Tabloic Sports Carnival again this year. We say special thanks to Clay for setting up the tents, to the scorers, nurse and the many staff for all their hard work on the day, including those staff who ran with the children and their enthusiasm and dress. Thank you also to canteen staff for running the sausage sizzle. A great team effort by all!
The Interschool Athletics Carnival will take place this Friday, 19 October 2018.
Please click on the link below to access the interschool program containing team lists and timetables:
Interschool letters were sent out last Monday, so please make sure permission slips have been returned to Mr Thompson. Thank you.
Just a reminder for families that pay via EFTPOS, Cash or BPay that school fees are due in full Friday 26 October 2018.
Enrolment Withdrawal Notice
You are reminded that if you wish to withdraw your child/ren from enrolment at St Simon Peter CPS, you are required to give one term’s notice in writing to the Principal. If sufficient notice is not received, one term’s tuition fees will be payable.Read Less
The school is committed to providing a faith filled, nurturing and secure educational setting for young children and their families. In a safe, age appropriate, engaging environment, children learn, explore and make choices as they experience their world and its challenges. Our exemplary, play based programs develop each child’s unique potential. The process enhances spiritual, physical communication, emotional, social, creative and intellectual growth and encourages resilience and strengthens their independent thinking capabilities.
Staff and families continually work together to help young children achieve to their potential. Staff, children and families, in partnership with the community, learn to value diversity, celebrate difference and to foster individuality, self-confidence, love of learning, responsibility, positive attitude and respect for themselves and others. This year and in particular over the past month we have added to the importance of play in the early years by adding some exciting new play spaces in Kindy, Pre Primary and Year 1 (see pictures). Our Pre Primary outside spaces will be undergoing several stages of re-development, with Stage 1 being completed during the recent holidays; designed and being developed and overseen by the PP staff here at SSP and the wonderful expertise of our School Maintenance man, Clay Prout, this is going to be a wonderful space. What would we do without Clay?
Below is a link to our Statement on Learning in the Early Years at St Simon Peter for your information and learning:Read Less
In 2016 during our ASIP meetings held on the first two days of Term 4, staff at SSP decided to develop a SMART goal around taking a school wide approach to sustainability. In 2017 our ASIP focus was to develop the Nude your Food campaign at SSP. This was done very successfully and has changed the way we manage waste at SSP. Staff went through exactly the same process in 2017, working together on our ASIP 2018 SMART goal to introduce a Sustainability Centre modelled on the work being done by Star of the Sea in Rockingham. The Centre is located centrally in the school for ease of maintenance and care going forward. The sustainability program will run out of this Centre. This is a huge project and will be funded over the next 3 years in order to achieve our goal.
This Centre has been established to meet the needs of the curriculum and to meet the needs of the students at SSP. A Sustainability Team has been formed from the staff to oversee this operation with a view to accessing staff, parent and student expertise. Our vision is for this to become a school community project supplying good produce to the canteen, to the Wednesday markets and to our Emergency Meals plan. We want students learning all the time about how to look after our planet. The Centre will also develop to be a Give 10 initiative.
Stage 1 2018
Construct Centre and establish reticulated raised garden beds to grow produce to be used in the school canteen as well as eventually to be sold before school at a weekly Wednesday market (starts May 2019). These are now in and flourishing.
Stage 2 2019
Appoint Sustainability Captains – 8 students from Years 5 and 6 each year to allow for succession planning. Establish compost bin and worm farms in the Centre using waste from the Nude your Food program. Introduce chickens with a view to selling eggs at the Wednesday Markets.
Stage 3 2020
Maintain and watch the Centre’s produce flourish. Establish fruit trees and bush tucker planting around the school. Investigate aquaponics and a scope of works with a view to establishing fish farming as part of the curriculum.
Our Year 3 students will be making the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week. Please keep these families in your prayers. Below is a blessing for our students.
Loving God help us to teach our children that you love us totally and unconditionally. Help us to encourage our children to grow in love and to learn how to say sorry, knowing that you always forgive. Give us the courage to pray with our children and to share our faith with them as we journey together. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
First Holy Communion Blessing
Jesus rejoices as you have received Him in your heart, soul and life.
May you always be united with the Holy Spirit at the Lord’s table and may Jesus bless you as you walk through life’s beautiful journey.
May He be your Shepherd and guide you on your way and for all eternity.
Some pictures of our families celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.Read Less
Youth Group on Sunday night was a fun night full of laughs. They were able to attract 26 youth to the night.
Their focus throughout the night was Introduction to the Three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, & Love (Charity). It was amazing to see how much the young people really want to grow in their understanding and experience of these virtues.
The next youth group is planned for the 28th October where they will begin our in depth study on one of the virtues.
24:7 Ocean Reef Youth Group next meets on 28 October 28 - for all students in Years 6-12.
Heaps of fun, games and faith!
Call Sam 0474 310 944 or Sarah 0423 648 518 for more information.Read Less