St Anne's news: Thursday 18 February 2021

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

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Lord, we come before you as we are. We ask you to take away from us all that makes us less than human. Strengthen us with the power of your Spirit that our attitude and outlook may develop, and our “way of looking” may become more like yours. Help us to remain positive - encouraging and appreciating one another, looking upon people in the same way that you do. Amen.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s

Staff had a very busy Friday afternoon and weekend planning for the return to remote learning. We developed a Plan A and Plan B. Plan A covered organising the first three days of this week, including the setting up of chromebooks. Plan B was based on the possibility of the return to class online learning from home with online classes to commence today. Thankfully,  we didn’t have to activate Plan B, with students allowed to return to school today.  This Wednesday is an important day for our 2020 Year 6’s as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. COVID prevented this occurring last year and I ask that you keep the candidates in your prayers. 

Parent Information night

A reminder about our upcoming parent information nights to be held on Thursday March 4th

  • Years 1-3 at 7-7.45pm 
  • Years 4-6 at 7.45-8.30pm


Congratulations to ex student of St Anne’s, Emma Highfield. Emma attends Siena and has been appointed to the position of Dianella House Captain.

School Closure Day

There will be a School closure day on Tuesday 9th March for staff to undertake First Aid training.

Skoolbag App

If you haven’t done so already please download the Skoolbag app on your phone. This will enable you to keep up to date with what is happening at our school. Link



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Friday interschool sport begins on 19 February at 9:30am. This program will include all year 4, 5 and 6 students. All games will be played at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s. Cricket and t-ball will be played at Willsmere Park and volleyball at St Anne’s.

Physical Education

A four week whole school volleyball program will be held this term, courtesy of funding from Sporting Schools.

This program will be run on the following Mondays: February 22, March 1,15 and 22. On these days all students are to wear their school sports uniform.

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Learning and Teaching

On Monday was my first camping experience. My sisters were talking so much about Camp Wyuna and when I saw it with my own eyes it seemed amazing.

My favourite part was boogie boarding because I got to try new things and have fun, and it was my first time, and I enjoyed myself.

The wraps were the best!  When they said last call for seconds. I rushed with my plate to the dining room. My advice for someone going on camp is always get seconds. 

I learnt how to catch waves.

When I went home I rushed to my bed and took a snooze.

Quan L


The best part of camp was the amount of food I got.  I was surprised at how little everyone ate, so I felt like a cartoon superhero constantly saying its catchphrase, that being "Can I have yours?" 

My favourite activity was the discovery centre because marine biology really fascinates me.

One word I would use to describe Camp Wyuna would be "unpredictable" because I never knew what we would be doing.  Whether it was boogie boarding, roasting marshmallows or just chilling and playing some camp games.

If somebody was going on camp for the first time I would advise them to relax and enjoy themselves.  On the bus ride there, I was worried I would have a bad time, but I ended up having the time of my life.

My proudest accomplishment is probably the boogie boarding.  I knew some of the kids in my group did it a lot so I was worried I would mess up and embarass myself, but I pushed that out of the way and enjoyed myself immensely.  On a copule of the waves I went all the way to the shore and I felt like a professional surfer, ridiing 3 metre waves on the coast of Miami, to the delight of a screaming crowd.  Hey, a kid can dream.  

What I learnt from camp  was that you're capable of anything you set your mind on.  Once I finished boogie boarding the satisfaction felt so good like an invisible trophy that only I knew about.  

Also, I can eat a lot of food.


Harry H



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Music Lessons

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons are available with Janine Carstein (B.Mus.Melb) during school.  Any enquiries please contact Janine on 0420636192.

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Parents and Friends Association

Foundation / Year 1 Parents Drinks: Friday 26th February 2021 7:30pm

For catering purposes please RSVP via TryBooking by Monday 22nd February 2021


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Icy Poles 2021

Icy Pole Orders

Every Wednesday during Term 1
Please write your order on a paper bag and put the money inside for the icy pole to be collected in.
Price List attached.

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Second-Hand Uniform Sale

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Term 1, 2021



  • Fri 19: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Mon 22: Confirmation practice (2020 year 6) 7pm
  • Wed 24: Foundation day off
    North Balwyn District swimming years 3-6 9:30am
  • Confirmation (Year 6, 2020 5:30pm)
  • Fri 26: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am


  • Wed 3: Foundation “full time”
  • PPC (Parish Pastoral Council) 7:30pm
  • Fri 5: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Mon 8: Labour Day holiday
  • Tues 9: Student Free Day
  • Fri 12: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Sun 14: working bee 2pm-4pm
  • Wed 17: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 19: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Whole school Twilight sports 5pm
  • Wed 24: Parish Education Board 7:30pm
  • Thu 25: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 26:  4,5,6 interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am


  • Fri 1: End of term 1, 1pm dismissal


  • Mon 19: Students, staff return

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Community News

St. Anne’s Basketball Club

Looking for Grade 2 & 3 girls who might be interested in joining a team in Term 2

Please contact Susan Whyte on 0400 105 742 or

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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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