St Timothy's School Vermont

Week 2 Term 3 - Friday 26th July 2019

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Confirmation for our Year 6 candidates is


at 6:30pm

Parent Child Workshop- Tuesday 23rd July 7pm

Monsignor Tony Ireland visit - Wednesday 31st July

Reflection Day - 31st July




Our annual Walkathon will be on Wednesday 7th August. Sponsorship sheets were sent home last term. Additional forms are available at the office.  A digital copy can be found later in e-newsletter. We appreciate all donations big and small from neighbours, friends and family. Once again our children will walk the school grounds to raise money for additional  resources.

A BBQ lunch will be provided.

Reptile Encounters Incursion

During Term 3 our Inquiry unit focus is Geography. Each class will be investigating the impact of Geography on Australia and compare with other countries. This will involve investigating weather, landscapes, flora,fauna, animals etc. We are lucky to be able to include Reptile Encounters Incursion which helps identify the habitats of Australia and the animals that thrive and the animals that have become extinct or are in danger of becoming extinct due to environmental changes. 

Hot Dog Lunch

Please remember to place your


for Footy Day

Thursday 8th August.

Orders must be received by Friday 2nd August.

Thank you to the Parents & Friends for coordinating this lunch opportunity.

Additional paper copies are available at the office or see attachment.

Hot Dog order form

Footy Colours Day

Week 4

'Footy Colours' day will be celebrated on August 8th. We ask that the children come dressed as a supporter of their favorite football team, or a sporting personality. It can be official jumpers , scarves  and hats or the colours of that particular team. 

The Year 6 Sports Captains will lead fun sporting activities throughout the day.

Parents and Friends will offer a 'Hot Dog' lunch day and order forms will be sent out shortly.

InterSchool Sport

Week 1, 3,  6, 7, 8

It is with great excitement that our children boarded the bus and headed off for our first Inter School Sports Program. Each week we will play a range of sporting games with  St Christopher's Syndal and  St Bridget's Greythorn  including football , netball and Tball.

The dates are: 26th July (St Timothy's )

Friday 9th August,( St Bridget's)  Friday 23rd August,( St Christopher's) Friday 30th August (St Timothy's)

Friday 6th September ( St Bridget's)

Parent assistance on any of these days would be greatly appreciated!

Book Week

Week 7

Book Week is from Aug 17th to Aug 23rd. At St Timothy's we will have a Book Week Incursion Performance on Wednesday 28th August. On this date the children will be asked to come dressed up using 'Reading is my Secret Weapon' as their inspiration. The children will also be involved in a range of Literacy activities around the Short Listed books for 2019.

Shortlisted Books.

School Closure Day


A Term 3 School Closure Day has been scheduled for Week 8 - Thursday  5th September. On this day staff will work together to continue our Intervention Assessment Professional Development. After completing an 8 week program during Staff Meetings, a closure day will assist us to implement future strategies and practices to better assess and implement assessment, teaching and learning for all children.

Students of The Week

Year P,1,2   

Sarah, Marie

Year 2/3 Mia, Janita, Sienna
Year 4/5 Jade, Charlotte

Year 5/6 

Sienna, Arabella

Cake Raffle

Term 3

Thursday 25th July 

Talla Yahoub ( Abdullah)
Thursday 1st AugustDaina Cresswell
Thursday 8th AugustMichelle Matarazzo
Thursday 15th AugustCarly Corcoran
Thursday 22nd AugustRed team
Thursday 29th AugustBlue team
Thursday 5th SeptemberGold team
Thursday 12th SeptemberBlue team
Thursday 19th SeptemberNO RAFFLE SCHOOL CAMP
Term 4Volunteers Required

Learning & Teaching

Bump It Up Wall, Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Over Term 3 & 4 you will see emerging in classrooms Bump it Up Walls reflecting our Learning  Intentions & Success Criteria focus in each classroom. 

Bump it up walls combine the importance of visible learning in the classroom with an easy way to track  students’ progress towards a specific learning intention in any subject area.

Creating learning goals and success criteria help make explicit to students what they need to know, understand or do as a result of a teaching unit and included learning experiences.

The purpose of the bump it up strategy is to create a display where students can visually track their learning progress. It also helps you keep track of where your students are up to. The students can be proud of their achievements and set personal goals alongside teacher goals for individual children.

Parent Curriculum Overview Letters

Parents Curriculum Overview Letters from Classroom and Specialist teachers will be sent via Skoolbag App and email to all  families. These give a broad outline of the Learning & Teaching focus for the Term 3. The specific curriculum  is directed with the individual learning needs of each child in mind. This could be extra support or extension and is based on the Victorian Curriculum. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any specific questions in regards to the planned focus for your child/year level. 

Happy 100 Days to our Prep Children.

The time has flown past and this week we celebrated the 100 Days of Prep. The past 6 months has been a very exciting start for our youngest children as they happily took on the challenges of their first year of schooling.They have been offered a wide range of exciting learning opportunities and have made amazing progress. Congratulations to all our amazing little learners! 

Lots more photos can be found on Facebook & Instagram.

Child Safety

Internet Slang ( Parents Need To Know)

Have you ever wondered what the coded letters/ messages children and teens use when using Social Media sites mean? Below is a link to a blog that helps understand the generally safe and the 'not so safe' coded messages used online.

Social Media Language that Parents Need to Know ( click link)


Parents & Friends


St Timothy's School Calendar

Term 3 dates

Monday 15th July  Term 3 begins

Friday 19th July, Friday 26th July, Friday 2nd , Friday 9th , Friday 23rd, 30th Aug  & 6th Sep  Inter School Sports

Wednesday 31st July  Confirmation  Reflection Day & Sacrament of Confirmation.

Tuesday 6th August Bunjil Project ( Year 5/6)

Wednesday 7th August Walkathon

Thursday 8th August  Footy Day 

Friday 16th August    Basketball Clinic P-6 

Friday 16th August Prep Orientation 2020 Begins

Wednesday 28th August  Book Week Incursion  Reading Is My Secret Power

Thursday 5th September School Closure Day

Monday 9th September    Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 18th,19th, & 20th September Sovereign Hill Camp