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As Toowoomba's oldest Catholic school, St Saviour's Primary School is committed to making a difference in an ever-changing world. The school has a long tradition of providing quality education and care for Toowoomba's boys and girls and currently has a population of approx. 440 students from Prep to Year Seven.
St Saviour's Primary is committed to educating its students for the future. Its innovative curriculum is designed to assist students to become lifelong learners with a firm grasp of basic numeracy and literacy skills. The school strives to develop in students the skills, attitudes and values that will enable them to reach their full potential as successful and responsible citizens.
The school has one of the best technology programmes in Toowoomba, with computers with internet and e-mail access in every classroom. The staff are dedicated to keeping up with current educational developments.
The school pursues a "happy school" atmosphere - where each child's day is enriched with joy, friendship and personal growth. The focus is to balance physical, spiritual, social and emotional growth with academic achievement and self-discipline.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 27th July - 2nd August this year.
This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the
great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year's celebrations is: Come, live life in all its fullness.
Catholic Education Week song launched
Michael Mangan, one of the Catholic Education Week ambassadors for 2014, has released a specially written song for this year's celebrations. The song is called 'Come, live life' and a youtube clip of the song is now available at: Catholic Education Week 2014 Song 'Come, live life' by Michael Mangan. We encourage you to share this song at home in readiness for Catholic Education Week.
Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. See full list of activities in this week's newsletter.
JEANS FOR GENES DAY
We are participating in Jeans for Genes Day on Thursday 31st July, for those students not at the Sports Carnivals or Eisteddfod. We ask you to send along a gold coin donation. All funds raised go to the enable scientists to continue finding cures for childhood diseases and genetic disorders.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
St Saviour's Primary will be participating in some wonderful healthy activities at school over the coming weeks; using the special resources and support the Heart Foundation team are providing our school free of charge as part of our participation in Jump Rope for Heart. Over the next few weeks, your child will be learning a range of fun skipping skills and new tricks. We will emphasise the importance of regular physical activity, such as skipping , as well as enjoying healthy eating as part of a healthy lifestyle. Please remember to start collecting donations for our Jump Rope Celebration Day which is being held on Friday 8th August.
Sponsorship forms have been sent home last term. All cash donations should be brought to school along with their sponsorship form (used or unused) to school on the day of the Jump Off. The Jump Off is also a great opportunity for you to witness how much fun skipping can be, so we would love to see you at our Jump Off Day!
Term 3 is well underway in the library. All classes have had access to many new titles and the short-listed CBCA books. Please take the time to share your child's library book as they invest time and energy to choose something they would like to read at home.
Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 have prepared for their Secret Storytelling Clubhouse experience by viewing the 4 picture books to be featured in the performance. They have been a keen, engaged audience for the reading of these books so the dramatic performance of these stories should be a wonderful celebration of story.
Wombat Stew written by Marcia Vaughan is one of the featured books for the Secret Storytelling Clubhouse performance. This Australian classic was published in 1984 so it is 30 years old in 2014. A dramatic, musical performance of Wombat Stew is scheduled for the Empire Theatre on Tuesday 19th at 6.30pm.
Next P&F Meeting Tuesday 12th August 7.30pm
PREP ENROLMENTS 2015:
Applications for Prep 2015 are now being taken. Current families who are yet to submit their application for Prep
2015 are encouraged to do so. Interviews for Prep 2015 will be taking place shortly.
If you know of anyone who
is looking to enrol at St Saviour’s in 2015 please urge them to come and get an application package from the
office. Places for Prep are fast filling. Thank you to those
families who have submitted their applications. Letters will be sent home in the
next couple of weeks regarding the interview process.
Check out the latest newsletter
for all the news and photos!