Last week, some volunteers from our local Vinnies collected the non-perishable food which our community has so generously donated. They are extremely grateful for your continued generosity. Sadly, Vinnies had empty shelves until our donations arrived. They will return to collect the remaining donated food on June 10th. Please send any donations of canned food, spaghetti, pasta, rice, UHT milk etc to your child’s class in a plastic shopping bag by then. Thank you for your support.
On Sunday we celebrated the feast of Pentecost. This is when the Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus’ disciples and filled them with courage. The Holy Spirit continues to give us courage and strength today as we follow Jesus’ way in our every day lives. Our Confirmation candidates will learn more about the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as they journey closer to this sacrament. The First Reading on Sunday was from the Acts of the Apostles, and beautifully describes the events of that day.
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.
We continue to pray for peace in our world, particularly in areas already suffering so greatly with the effects of COVID-19. In recent days, the events unfolding in the United States have been tragic. May peace return to their land and may the dignity of every person be cherished and protected. I share with you the lyrics of a song called ‘Peace Prayer’ which are a beautiful reflection for a world in need of peace. You may like to use this as a family prayer for the week.
Lord make me a means of Your Peace
Where there’s hatred grown
Let me sow Your love
Where there’s injury Lord
Let forgiveness be my sword
When there’s sadness here
Let me sow Your joy
When the darkness nears
May Your light dispel our fears
Lord make me a means of Your Peace
May your week be blessed
If you have a child born between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017 and you would like them to attend Reception at St Pius X School in 2022 please contact Susan Trimboli on 8261 4466 as soon as possible.
We anticipate Enrolment Interviews for 2022 Reception Students will be offered in Term 3 this year and families who have already sumitted an Application Form will be contacted regarding the process once it is finalised.
Our school uniform shop is now closed and our uniform is available from JS Sports, 10 Newton Road, Campbelltown. Please note the following information -
- Online orders will be delivered to the school (delivery date details will be advised as soon as available)
- The shop's opening hours are:-
- Monday - 8am to 12pm
- Tuesday - 1pm to 5.30pm
- Wednesday - 8am to 12pm
- Friday - 1pm to 5.30pm
- Saturday - 9am to 12pm
Due to COVID-19 uniforms can be purchased by appointment only - details on how to book a time are available on their online shop. We encourage families to use online shopping options so orders may be pre-packed and ready for collection.
The online shop web address is - https://www.jssportsonline.com.au/collections/st-pius-x-school
The JS Sports Price List and printable Order Form is also available on the school's website.
School hats, smocks, school and reader bags may be purchased from the school office on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm. You may pre-order these items by completing the Order Form available at the school office or downloading it here - Order_Form_for_School_Uniform_Items_available_from_school_Reception.pdf
Traffic around the school
Parking - We have observed cars stopping on the yellow lines along the curb near the school crossing on Windsor Grove and dropping children off in the morning. This is extremely dangerous and it puts our students and staff at risk. Council regularly patrol this area and issue fines through the post. If you need to drop your child off, please use legal street parking spaces and walk your child to the office door.
Pick up along Acton Avenue - Thank you to those who wait patiently along Acton Avenue at the end of the day. Please continue to adhere to social distancing and ensuring that the area in front of the double gate is kept clear. Children must be collected from the gate or along the footpath. Students can not cross the road without a parent/caregiver.
Kiss and Drop - As you would be aware, many families are using the Kiss and Drop and the queue can be considerably lengthy. To assist us in achieving a smooth flow of traffic, please ensure your child is ready to exit the vehicle (from the kerb side) quickly and safely. We ask parents to remain in their vehicles and move off immediately after dropping children off (morning) and once children are safely inside your vehicle (afternoon).
Please continue to be mindful of our neighbour’s driveways and their need for access. The staff and visitor carpark entrance must also be kept clear at all times.