St Anne's news: Friday 30 July 2021

Welcome to the St Anne's newsletter. Here's everything that's happening around our community this week.

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Lord, I want to be responsible for my own life, and I want to make positive choices each day. Inspire me to get my priorities right and be generous in my care and concern for others. In busy days and casual days remind me, too, of my basic human need for personal time and quiet and space, and lead me to respect the personal needs that others also have.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s
It was great to have our students and full staff returning to school. The excitement of the students was palpable. Once again well done to our students, staff and parents on your superb efforts during this recent round of remote learning. The amount and quality of online teaching has been amazing. I have heard of many schools where the teachers have only met the students daily  for a short google meet; with no online teaching occurring. This is poles apart from what has been occurring at St Anne’s, where our staff have continued to commit to meet student outcomes and look after the wellbeing of the students.  Acting on current government advice, parents/guardians are requested not to enter the school grounds. If you need to “drop off” or collect your child please come to the school office. Finally, I’m sure that many of you have been enjoying the Olympic Games - they are a welcome attraction at this point in time.

Athletics Trials
Tomorrow all of our students from Years 3-6 will be involved in an athletics trial at Box Hill Athletics Track. Data from these trials will be used to select a team for the North Balwyn District athletics carnival on September 6. Parents please sign and return the permission note which was placed on the Skoolbag app yesterday.

School Fees

The 2nd instalment of school fees are now overdue and we would appreciate payment as soon as possible.

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St Anne's 90th Anniversary

We are celebrating St Anne’s 90th birthday from September 13 until 17. If you have any St Anne’s memorabilia you’d be willing to share please contact the office. 

Calling former students of St Anne’s; our current students would love to hear you talk about your time at our great school. Can you visit us from September 13 until 17 and share your experiences? The school phone number is 9859 4116. Thank you.

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90th Anniversary Cookbook

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Discovery Dome
Our planned July 29 Discovery Dome session has been rescheduled to August 17 (during National Science Week.) Unfortunately due to current restrictions families won’t be able to attend the sessions. The sessions will be held during class time. 

Author’s Visit
On Thursday 5th August author/illustrator,  Lucinda Gifford,  will be talking and reading to our children. Each year we invite an author to our school to share their work and we look forward to Lucinda’s presentation.

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Religious Education

Due to current restrictions the date and venue for Confirmation has been changed. This year’s candidates (and some from last year) will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 26 August at 6pm. Confirmation will be held at St Bede’s Church. Having Confirmation at St Bede’s allows families to bring along a maximum of 6 people (including the candidate.) Given the existing circumstances, this number wouldn’t be possible at St Anne’s Church. We look forward to a spirit-filled evening. A reflection day for current year 6 students will be held at our school on August 12.

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Term 3, 2021



Fri 30: Year 3-6 athletics trials



Thu 12: Confirmation reflection day
Tues 17: Discovery Dome
Wed 18: School Advisory Council 7:30pm
Wed 25: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
Thu 26: : Year 6 Confirmation 6pm

Wed 1: Parish Pastoral Council 7:30pm
Thu 2: School concert
Sun 5: Fathers Day
Mon 6: District athletics
Mon 13: School 90th birthday week
Wed 15: Parents and Friends
Fri 17: End of term 3, 1pm dismissal

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Calling all Junior Yarras for season 2021/22!

Cricket season is fast approaching and we're working hard behind the scenes to provide all our young stars the best possible junior program for season 2021/22.

In what promises to be another fun filled summer at Bulleen Park, we kindly ask all Junior players and parents to complete the above 2 minute survey in helping us deliver our junior program for season 2021/22.

In building on our strong 2020/21 junior program which saw us boast 4 junior sides, we are excited to announce that we will be launching all girls cricket for the first time at the Yarras, with an all girls team to play on Wednesday nights throughout the season.

Registration details for season 2021/22 will also be coming soon so keep your eyes peeled and get ready for another season of cricket at the Yarras!

Within the survey, you will also find the option to register your child for 2 pre-season sessions to be held on August 29and September 5 at Maddocks Sports.

For any questions or queries regarding, please contact Junior Co-ordinator Paul Smith.

Go Yarras.

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2021

Direct Debit form please download here.

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Skoolbag app

The St. Anne’s Skoolbag app is a great way to keep up to date with everything that is going on at school.  We regularly send out alerts as a reminder to a current notice that needs attention.  It also has links to the newsletter and the school calendar. 

You can download it for free from the IOS Store 

Photos in the Skoolbag app

If you need the password to access photos in the Skoolbag app, please contact reception.



School hours

  • Monday        8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Tuesday       8.50am - 3.25pm
  • Wednesday  8.55 am - 3:25pm
  • Thursday     8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Friday          8.55am - 3:25pm

General information

School assembly is Tuesdays at 9am - parents welcome

Sushi orders Tuesdays

Lunch orders Wednesdays

Icypole orders Wednesdays

Tennis lessions, Piano Lessons and Guitar lessons are available - please contact the office to find out more.

If your child is absent. Please let us know via the Skoolbag app. 



Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Kew East Primary School Out of School Hours Care can be contacted on           
Ph: 03 98596052



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