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Eternal Truths

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During last week a piece of paper came my way bearing the heading “Eternal Truths”; here’s a sample of its offerings: * If it weren’t for stress I’d have no energy at all. * I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food. * Some days are a total waste of… Read more »

Welcome to the 2013 School Year

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Dear Parents, This is a quick note to welcome you back to school and to thank you for your support in settling our children back into the routines of school life. It was great to catch up with many of you this morning and sharing some of your holiday stories. 2013 is going to be… Read more »

Bedtime Stories

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Our final National Year of Reading activity, Bedtime Stories, was held on the special date of 12/12/12. With the top 25 LARC users in Year Three and Four being eligible to participate and wear their pyjamas. The sharing of our favourite stories, with a sausage sizzle and an icypole for dessert was the order of… Read more »

Advent – A Time for Reflection

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Here is a good insight into life: “Life is not about being better than someone else. It is about striving to be better than you used to be.” Author Unknown. St Augustine had another good insight when he wrote: “When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but… Read more »

World Teachers Day

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Last Friday was World Teachers’ Day. This wasn’t an event that captured the attention of the media or the wider community but never the less it was a day for teachers to celebrate what they do and to reflect on their vocation. As educators we are constantly reminded that we make the biggest difference to… Read more »

Are We Preparing Students for Their Future or Our Past?

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As we move into the final term of the 2012 school year we begin to turn our attention to planning for 2013 (our Centenary year). With our focus on student learning the question about ‘how’ we engage students and meet their learning needs is continually discussed at our school. A recent blog post from our… Read more »

End of Term Events

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The last week of school saw Learning Journeys in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 at St Augustine’s! The children were able to present their learnings as experts in their area of research. Many parents took the opportunity to attend and share in the excitement of learning in our school. We are certainly building… Read more »

BOOK WEEK CHARACTER PARADE

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On Wednesday we held our Book Week Character Parade. The theme for Book Week this year is “Champions Read!” and St Augustine?s was awash with champions! The Parade was a mass of colour, excitement and many well-known and not so well- known characters. Everyone looked fantastic and had a fabulous time. Many thanks go to… Read more »

National Year of Reading

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This year is the National Year of Reading. Did you know that 48% of Australians can’t read newspapers, follow a recipe, make sense of timetables or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle, because they lack the literacy skills to do so? Not being able to read has a profound effect on people’s lives, as… Read more »

Year Six Design New Worm Farms

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Last term Year 6 at St Augustine’s were looking at their place in the global community and discovering what they can do in regards to making a more eco friendly footprint in their local community. As part of their learnings, students were actively engaged in designing worm farms. Each group  researched what it takes to… Read more »