- Principals Reflection
- Beginning of Term 4
- Religious Education
- Student Achievers
- Staff Movements
- 2024 Class Structures and Enrolments
- Colour Run
- TECH News
- Kinder 2024 Enrolments
- Student Support News
- COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
- Upcoming Events
- Community News
- Sporting Opportunities
- Extra Curricular Activities
We have made it to the end of Term 3. We are greatly appreciative of our communities support throughout this term. The two highest priorities we have at Sacred Heart are providing a safe and supportive learning environment as well as improving outcomes for our students. Significant planning and work goes into these two priorities and they form an integral aspect of our decision making processes.
Several of the strategic priorities we have achieved this term are:
- Implementing and embedding research based best teaching practices as part of the Insight Project
- Reviewing, developing and completing a new mission and vision statement in consultation with the school community
- Creating a purpose statement and defining our school values
- Continuing staff education on safeguarding practices (child safety)
- Fostering ongoing connections between parish and school
- Educating staff on First Nations histories and perspectives
- Transitioning to a new behaviour data system on COMPASS that stores all student data in a central location
To be able to achieve these goals we need commitment from our staff and community. Our staff have worked extremely hard throughout Term 3 to provide engaging and enriching learning opportunities for all students. The work of our staff in impacting student outcomes is not just limited to the classroom. All staff have fully engaged in professional learning, dialogue and discussions to achieve the priorities we have at Sacred Heart. I thank all of our staff for their efforts.
I wish all of our families a safe and restful holiday break. Term 4 for students will commence on Tuesday October 17.
Thank you for your ongoing support and may the best team win on Saturday.
Please note that Monday October 16 is a student free day. Staff will be attending an Insight PL at the Paranaple Centre in Devonport with colleagues from Catholic Education. Students will begin Term 4 on Tuesday October 17.
Carter - For enthusiastically approaching all new experiences.
Dash - For reading new words independently. Amazing work, Dash!
Adalyn L - For always being a kind and hardworking student.
Xander - For his hard work and huge improvement in InitiaLit.
Ellie A - For her love of learning and desire to be challenged. Ellie’s abilities have grown significantly this term.
Huon - For his ability to work co-operatively and respectfully with all members on the 1/2 Koalas.
Anabelle - For her consistency to complete work to a high standard and maintain focus on learning.
Hannah - For all her efforts during InitiaLit and making great progress on her reading fluency.
Paegan - For her excellent progress in reading, keep up the good work!
Jack M - For using determination and courage to step outside your comfort zone!
Evie - For transitioning to the 3/4 Echidnas and Sacred Heart confidently.
Jacob - For your positive attitude when tackling new learning tasks and always trying your best.
Connor D - For increased participation in classroom tasks and contributing to classroom conversations.
Lilah - For being an outstanding student who always tries her best. You always give 100% in your work and contribute positively to our classroom.
Thomas - For showing greater independence in his work habits. Keep it up Tom!
Zoe B - For putting her best efforts during the Science Investigation. Well done Zoe!
Hamish - For trying your best during Spelling Mastery and as a result, making excellent progress!
Laine - For effectively using appositives and subordinating conjunctions to create topic sentences.
Mr Scott is away for the final three days of Term. Mr Lyall will teach PE. Please note that Senior PE is Thursday this week. Miss Hankey and Miss Rowe will be attending a meeting on Wednesday October 18. Miss DeDuege will teach Prep Bilbies.
If your child/ren will not be returning to Sacred Heart in 2024 can you please advise the office or Mrs Wootton as soon as possible. We are currently in the process of finalising our class structures and staffing for 2024. All of our class groupings and staffing are based on current enrolment numbers and unknown changes can affect what we are able to offer. Vacancies exist in some classes for 2024. If you know of anyone who is considering enrolment, please ask them to contact the school office as soon as possible.
Planning for class groupings will commence in early Term 4 once our budget for 2024 is known. Please speak to your child's classroom teacher if there is anything we need to be aware of when placing students before the end of week 2.
Farewell to Matilda, Nixon and Zayn who are leaving us at the end of this term and will be attending school in Launceston. We wish them all the best with this transition and thank them for being part of our school community.
Understanding the Autism Spectrum
We are continuing to gain awareness and develop our understanding of the autism spectrum. There are, however, still many misconceptions around what it means to be an autistic person, and how they navigate the world around them. Autism advocates are helping to change the conversation around autism and build awareness of the unique qualities and abilities that each autistic person has, and can develop throughout their lifetime.
Positive Partnerships Australia have created a Diversity Wheel. This wheel can be used to support all students within our school community, not just those students with autism. If families are interested in learning more, please visit their website which has a webinar that provides an overview of the Diversity Wheel and Planning Tool.
Rebecca Burgess a comic illustrator from the UK has created a comic strip with a cartoon character named Archie to better explain autism and to understand the autism spectrum.
Please click on the link to view this comic strip.
|Friday 29th September||
Last Day of Term 3
Footy Colours Day
|Monday 16th October||
Term 4 commences
Staff Insight Project
Student Free day
|Tuesday 17th October||Students Resume|
|Thursday 19th October||Pre-Kinder Session|
|Thursday 26th October||Pre-Kinder Session|
|Monday 30th October - Wednesday 1st November||Book Fair|
|Thursday 2nd November||Pre-Kinder Session|
|Friday 3rd November||Guide Falls Excurion - Prep Bilbies & P/1 Possums|
|Monday 6th November||Public Holiday - Recreation Day|
|Wednesday 8th November||School Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday 9th November||
Grade 5/6 Students - Uncle Hank facilitating Gumnuts to Buttons
|Friday 10th November||
Guide Falls Excursion - 1/2 Koalas & 1/2 Wombats
|Wednesday 15th November||North West Athletics Carnival|
|Monday 20th November||Grade 6 Orientation Day - Marist Regional|
|Tuesday 21st November||Children's University Graduation|
|Friday 24th November||All Schools Triathlon|
|Tuesday 28th - 30th November||Grade 5/6 Camp - Blue Lagoon|
|Wednesday 29th November||Kinder Graduation|
|Wednesday 29th - 30th November||Grade 3/4 Camp - Camp Clayton|
|Thursday 30th November||P-2 Big Day In|
|Friday 1st December||Public Holiday - Devonport Show Day|
|Wednesday 6th December||Kinder Excursion - Burnie Civic Centre|
|Thursday 7th December||EOY Christmas Party|
|Friday 8th December||Grade 6 Big Day Out|
|Monday 11th December||Grade 6 Thanksgiving Service|
|Wednesday 13th December||Big Day Out Grade 3 - 6 Splash Aquatic Centre|
|Thursday 14th December||Last Day for Students|
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