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Nazareth Weekly: Term 2, Week 10, 2024
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Nazareth Weekly: Term 2, Week 10, 2024

Weekly Insight | Mr Brian Schumacher, Principal

Please click the link to view our first Weekly Insight | from Mr Brian Schumacher, Principal on Vimeo.

Starting from Term 3, 2024, we are excited to introduce a new feature in our Weekly Newsletter: a short video message from different leaders across Nazareth. 

These videos aim to enhance engagement and bring our community closer together by highlighting the roles and experiences of our leaders. Whether reflecting on the past week or offering thoughts for the week ahead, these messages will be thought-provoking and meaningful, keeping you informed and connected.

We look forward to sharing these leadership perspectives with you and hope they provide a valuable glimpse into the heart of our college.

Please note: we can’t wait to welcome our Mid Year Reception students who will commence on Tuesday 23 July after their Pupil Free day on Monday 22 July 💛

Community | Finance Office School Holiday Closure

The Finance Office located at the Kidman Park Campus will be closed for the school holidays (Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July) and will re-open on Monday, 22 July Week 1, Term 3.

To contact the Finance Office during the holidays call 8406 5032 or email finance@nazareth.org.au and a Finance Officer will respond to you as soon as possible.

For further finance information, please visit our website here.

Community | Uniform Shop Opening Hours- July Holidays

The Uniform Shop will be closed the first week of School Holidays, but will be back open the second week on Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18, back to normal trade. Bookings are essential for fittings. Click here for more information and to book fitting appointments. 

Community | Careers Expo Industry Professionals

Are you a professional who would like to be involved in our Industry Lounge as part of our Nazareth Careers Expo?

Our Career Expo, for students from Years 9 - 12 will be held on Wednesday 31 July from 12noon to 6pm at the Kidman Park Campus (Gym).  

We are seeking professionals to share their knowledge and career path with students in an informal lounge setting.  These conversations, with professionals in industry fields, will support students to think broadly about the range of jobs and pathways available to them.

We would love it if you could attend as one of the industry professionals!  

You do not need to do a presentation – just be available so that students can approach you to ask questions, such as:

  • What does a typical day look like?
  • What has been your pathway to your current role?
  • What skills and experience do you need to have in your industry, role or profession?
  • What other job roles are in your industry that people don’t know about?

These conversations will be in conjunction with training, tertiary and industry providers who will also be present on the day.

Your time involvement can be for as little or as long as you are available for – please note that there will be a large volume of students available to talk to between 12 – 3pm, so this timing would be ideal.

If you are interested in being involved please contact Victoria Richardson victoria.richardson@nazareth.org.au

Community | CSPSA Positive Parenting Conference

Would you like to attend the Positive Parenting Conference presented by Catholic School Parents SA on Saturday 31 August at the Adelaide Zoo?

Take the opportunity to hear from brilliant parenting experts in Maggie Dent, Paul Dillon and Madhavi Nawana Parker.

Nazareth are providing 10 complimentary tickets for our families who may like to attend - only a few complimentary tickets remain!

Email Victoria.Richardson@nazareth.org.au and tell us in 25 words or less why you’d like to attend.

R-12 | End of Term Reminder - Tomorrow

Reminder to families the end of Term 2 is tomorrow, Friday July 5 (Week 10), normal dismissal will be on this day at all campuses. Term 3 commences on Monday 22 July for all students.

Please note: we can’t wait to welcome our Mid Year Reception students who will commence on Tuesday 23 July after their Pupil Free day on Monday 22 July.

R-12 | SEQTA Semester 1 Reports

We expected and planned that our Semester 1 reports for Reception to Year 12 students would be released at the end of this term, unfortunately, SEQTA are currently experiencing outages that are affecting our College. This means that your child’s Semester 1 Report is now expected to be released in the week commencing 15 July.

You can access SEQTA here https://www.nazareth.org.au/seqta-engage-parent-portal/

A reminder that if you are having trouble accessing SEQTA, please contact seqta@nazareth.catholic.edu.au

R-12 | Co-Curricular Sports Results & Fixtures

Results:

  • Click here to view the latest R-6 Co-curricular sports results.
  • Click here to view the latest 7-12 Co-curricular sports results.

Fixtures:

Weekly fixture information and training times can be viewed on the Nazareth website here.

Fixtures are updated regularly; please ensure you check the relevant fixture pages regularly. Significant changes to fixtures will be communicated by your sports coordinator via email. Please check the R-12 Cocurricular Sports Handbook for more sports information.

R-12 | 2024 Census Privacy Collection Notice

ECC & R-6 | Winter Warmies Fundraiser - Term 3

R-6 Romeo Students | Casual Clothes Tomorrow

R-6 | Specialist Lessons - Term 3

Please view the specialist lesson timetable below and take a note of the days on which you child/ren can wear PE Uniform to school:

R-6 | Book Week Information

Book Theme: Reading Is Magic

The 2024 Book Week theme invites students to embrace the theme “Reading Is Magic”. This exciting invitation opens a world full of magical possibilities where students can dress anything magical from wizards to magical and inspiring characters.

Book Week Parade - Friday August 23 (Term 3, Week 5)

The Book Week Parade will be held at the Findon Campus on Friday August 23 (Term 3, Week 5) from 9:15am. More information will come next term. 

Premier’s Reading Challenge:

Due Friday 23 August (Week 5, Term 3): All Premier’s Reading Challenge forms must be given to the classroom teacher by this date. All PRC record sheets will need to be handed up as a hardcopy. Students receiving the Hall of Fame Honour Roll and who would like their name printed on the Challenge website will need parent/guardian to tick and sign for consent.  

Each year our R- 6 students participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). The challenge is to read 12 books.

  • 8 books from the PRC list (books in the Library have coloured stickers on the spines).
  • 4 books of your own choosing (which may or may not be on the PRC booklist).

Red Stickers: Reception to Year 2
Green: Stickers: Year 3 to 5
Yellow Stickers: Year 6 to 9.

The class teachers from Reception to Year 2 complete the challenge with their students.

  • Year 3 and 4 classes complete their reading record sheet in hard copy.
  • Year 5 and 6 classes complete their reading record on the desktop of their school laptop.

Poster Competition

Design a 2D or 3D poster for book week, which includes the words "Reading is Magic". All entries are due on Monday 12 August.

Our judges will be looking for the most creative poster!

Winners wil lbe announced at the Book Week Parade on Friday August 23 (Term 3, Week 5).

Please include your full name and class on your poster. All entries should be submitted to the Findon Campus Resource Centre.

R-9 | Duck & Turtle Fitness - July School Holidays

Only limited places still available! Don't miss out- Book online now: www.duckandturtlefitness.com.au/nazareth-catholic-college

Duck & Turtle Fitness offer an affordable, engaging and active program for children of all ages. It's the perfect way to beat the winter cold and keep your child busy.

Ideal for working parents, this clinic is led by experienced educators who create an inclusive and supportive environment for your child to enjoy fitness, sports, and games. Catering to all abilities and interests, this program helps develop social skills and confidence, providing a great opportunity for children to make new friends and connect with kids from other schools.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Spaces are limited, so book your spot today: www.duckandturtlefitness.com.au/nazareth-catholic-college

R-6 | SACA Daughters & Dads Cricket Program

For more information and to register click here

R-6 | Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Research

At Nazareth we pride ourselves on valuing each child and working in partnership with you and your family. We endeavour to understand each child's culture and we believe culture is more than just your heritage or the language you speak. Culture is your values, beliefs, important celebrations and all the small unique things that only you and your family might do. 

At Nazareth, educators are working on developing our understanding of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (teaching). This involves designing learning experiences that connect with the following five concepts:

Provide high Intellectual challenge
Connect strongly to student life worlds
3. Recognise cultural difference as a positive asset for learning
4. Support the performing of learning to an audience
5. Enable an activist orientation

During Term 3, teachers from Reception to Year 6 will be taking part in action research within their classes. This research will connect to at least one of the five concepts above and will
provide us with information about the impact of these considerations. The research will also help us to make changes and improvements in our practice moving forward.

R-6 | STEAM Week Competitions

Year 2 | Independence Days

Next term, the Year 2 unit will be commencing Independence Days on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  On these days, we ask that you farewell your child at the classroom door and allow them to develop their organisation skills and independence in navigating the morning routine independently. This initiative will also work closely with our upcoming Research Project of student independence and problem-solving skills, that will be a focus for the remainder of the year.

Thanks for your support.

Year 3 | Host Parish Mass - Tomorrow

Families are warmly invited to attend the Parish Mass on Tomorrow, Friday 5 July at 9:15am in the OLM Church at Findon. The Year 3 Neighbourhood will be hosting the Mass, taking on various roles and leading the singing. We invite you to join together for a coffee or drink after Mass in the Café. Thank you for respecting our sacred space and saving your coffee for before or after Mass.

7-9 | Comfy Clothes Day- Tomorrow

7-9 | Traffic

Across Term 3, we will be regularly hosting transition visits for incoming Year 7’s in 2025, whilst these are smaller groups,  you may experience some higher than normal traffic around drop off.

We ask for your patience and understanding as our incoming families navigate our campus.

Year 7 | Cultural Immersion Day - Volunteers Required

On Monday 12 August (Week 4, Term 3), our Year 7 students will be participating in our annual Incursion Cultural Day at Flinders Park Campus. Building upon the success of last year's event, this day promises to be both educational and enjoyable.

Volunteers Needed: We are seeking parent/caregiver volunteers to assist with gnocchi/pizza making and other culinary activities throughout the day. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and support our students in exploring different cultural cuisines.

Timeslots Available:

  • Morning Session: 8:45am – 12:00pm
  • Afternoon Session: 12:00pm – 3:25pm

If you are available and interested in volunteering at one of these sessions, please contact us via info@nazareth.org.au. Your participation will help make this day a memorable experience for our students.

9-12 | Career Expo

11-12 | Civil Construction VET Course

A new VET course in Civil Construction is available for Year 11 & 12 students to undertake in Semester 2.

Civil Construction involves skills in road, concreting and water infrastructure, and is a skills shortage industry. The St James and Riverlea Housing Developments, and the Torrens to Darlington South Road Tunnel Project are examples of skills needed in Civil Construction.

This course will prepare students for pathways to apprenticeships, labouring roles, careers in surveying and project management and more!

Students can register their interest by emailing vet@nazareth.catholic.edu.au or seeing Ms Dodman in the VET and Careers Office.

A new VET course in Civil Construction is available for Year 11 & 12 students to undertake in Semester 2.

Civil Construction involves skills in road, concreting and water infrastructure, and is a skills shortage industry. The St James and Riverlea Housing Developments, and the Torrens to Darlington South Road Tunnel Project are examples of skills needed in Civil Construction.

This course will prepare students for pathways to apprenticeships, labouring roles, careers in surveying and project management and more!

Students can register their interest by emailing vet@nazareth.catholic.edu.au or seeing Ms Dodman in the VET and Careers Office.

Year 12 | Stage 2 Workshops

Click here to view the schedule for the workshops scheduled for Stage 2 students during the upcoming Term 2 holidays. 

Please note that not all classes and subjects will have a workshop scheduled, and individual teachers determine whether a class requires this additional time during the term break. We are very appreciative of teachers who choose to give up some of their holidays to enable this extra time with their students.

Students who are unable to attend a workshop are expected to contact their teacher to explain their absence. Students are also reminded that they must only be on campus when they have a workshop scheduled.

Careers & Pathways

Naval Shipyard - Defence Work Experience- August 2024

Click here for more information and how to apply. 

Free Webinar for Year 12 students and families- Navigating your post-school plans with confidence

Held on Wednesday 24 July, 4:30pm, Week 1, Term 3. Click here for more information and to to register. 

Defence Force Work Experience at Woodside Barracks

This work experience program provides participants with broad insight into the wide range of Army disciplines, duties and career options. Students will be involved in demonstrations, presentations and practical activities hosted by 16 Regiment.  The placement is from 9 - 12 September 2024.  Click here to apply. 

Royal Australian Navy Band: Defence Work Experience Opportunity

Defence Work Experience has a unique opportunity for talented senior music students to undertake a one week Navy Band Placement at HMAS Cerberus, VIC to have a taste of what a Full Time role in a military band might look like. The placement is from 12-18 August 2024. Click here for more information and to apply.

Flinders University - Holiday Taster Days, Tours and Drama Audition Bootcamp

Click here for more information. 

  • Engineering Taster Day – 9 July
  • Visual Effects, Game Production & Digital Media Taster Day – 9 July
  • AI, Cybersecurity & IT Taster Day – 10 July
  • Marine Biology Taster Day – 18 July
  • Physics & Chemistry Taster Day – 18 July

Flinders University Enhanced Tours

Bedford Park Campus Tours – 11 July or 17 July

  • Click here to book for Thursday 11 July.
  • Click here to book for Wednesday 17 July
Drama School Audition Bootcamp – 15-19 July

To express interest email christopher.hurrell@flinders.edu.au

Intensive UCAT Preparation Workshop

This workshop aims to assist students who wish to start or continue with their UCAT preparation and readiness.

Click here for more information and to enrol.

Flinders University School Holiday events for Year 12s – Book Online

https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/high-school-students/taster-days

  • Engineering Taster Day – 9 July
  • Visual Effects, Game Production & Digital Media Taster Day – 9 July
  • AI, Cybersecurity & IT Taster Day – 10 July
  • Marine Biology Taster Day – 18 July
  • Physics & Chemistry Taster Day – 18 July

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A Digital Membership allows you to conveniently search, save, and redeem thousands of offers near you instantly. You can purchase an online membership here, and proceeds from your purchase will support our College.

Head Start Sport- School Holiday Tennis Clinics

Looking for School Holiday fun? We've got you covered!

Get the kids outdoors these school holidays. Our July Holiday Tennis Clinics will have your budding tennis players serving up a storm and having a bunch of fun on court. 

July Holiday Clinic Dates:

Week 1: Tuesday 9th, Wedesday 10th, Thursday 11th- Lockleys Tennis Club

Week 2: Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th- Page Park

All abilities are welcome! To register, contact the office on 0407833850 or use the booking link below.

Night Works - Grange Road, Holbrooks Road and East Avenue Intersection Upgrade

During Sunday 30 June-Monday 8 July (weather permitting) from 7pm-6am the intersection of Grange Road, Holbrooks Road and East Avenue will be being upgraded. This is to relieve congestion and improve safety and connectivity for all road users at this location. Click here for more information.