St John the Baptist Ferntree Gully Newsletter

Letter from the Principal

Tuesday November 24th 2020

Dear Families

As the year comes to its close, I would like to extend a thankyou to all our parents who generously give their time to our Parents and Friends Association and Education Board. Our school greatly values your input and support. 

I am grateful to be able to announce the members of our Education Board for 2021:

Chairperson: Alan Ong

Secretary: Jodie Flynn

Board Members: Father Thomas Kuruvila, Cathy Mason, Ursula DeCorrado, Carol Albisser-Bennett & Danial Dalton

Our Parents and Friends elected positions will remain the same as our 2020 school year. Ange and Fleur have generously extended their commitment to our P&F for another year due to the interruption to our 2020 school year. 

President: Ange MacKinnon

Secretary: Fleur Dow

Thank you to the wonderful parents in our community led by our P&F President Ange who provided us with a delicious lunch on our staff professional development day.  We felt very cared for and appreciated by our parent community. 

Important End of Year Dates

Thursday 10th December:

Christmas Nativity Play delivered virtually via Zoom. Details to follow. All in our community will be sent the link to share in our virtual Christmas experience. (In place of our carols evening)

Friday 11th December:

End of Year Reports home to families

Monday 14th December:

Students meet their new teacher and 2021 class grouping

Tuesday 15th December:

Last Day: Year 6

Socially Distanced Year 6 Guard of Honour

Year 6 Graduation Mass & celebration (from 5.00pm)

Wednesday 16th December: 

Last day of school (P-5) (3.10pm finish) 

2021 Start Dates

Wednesday  27th January:  Staff Return

Thursday 28th January:   Students Return (8.50am)

P&F Welcome back morning tea in the school hall: All families welcome!

Leaders Challenge

Open up for some fun challenges!

Composite Levy & Booklist Arrangements

Please find attached information relating to 2021 Composite Fees and Booklist arrangements. 

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Thanks to those families who have already sent in shopping vouchers for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.  If you haven't yet done so, please send in vouchers to your child's class teacher or the school office by December 10th.

Any donations will be gratefully received.

Canteen Helpers Roster

Wednesday November 25thFriday November 27th
Michelle Freeman

Fleur Dow

Margaret Golding

Wednesday December 2nd

Jessie Stephens

Friday December 4th 

Jodie Flynn

Rachael Wool

Camp Australia News

Camp Australia

Parent Information Leaflet attached

Community Notices

P&F Sponsors

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