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Week 2, Term 2 Newsletter
Welcome to 2020

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Important Dates

CARTnevale Parade 9.15am

Friday 17 February 2023

Board Meeting 6.30pm

Monday 20 February 2023

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Sport News

SACPSSA Swim Team has been emailed to students who where selected to participate.

SAPSASA Swim Team will be emailed once final notifications have come through from District Convenor.

Cricket is starting this weekend, all teams have been emailed. Further information will come from your coaches and team managers.

Netball and basketball will commence next week more information will come from your coahces and team maagers.

Thank you
Kristen Victory
 

School Fees 2023

2023 School Fee statements will sent home to families via the students next week.  Please check your child’s bag later in the week for this.  Fee statements will be sent home to all families including those who have made automatic payment deduction arrangements for information.

If you have any questions regarding your school fees please do not hesitate to contact our new Finance Manager, Karyn Burlow via email at accounts@star.catholic.edu.au

 

Volunteering at Star of the Sea School

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Collect a Volunteer Pack from the Front Office
  • Complete and read and sign off on all documents in the pack
  • 100 points of identity must be presented to the Front Office, of which one form must contain a photograph (e.g. Passport of Driver’s Licence)
  • Show proof of vaccination at the front office
  • All volunteers at Star of the Sea School must hold a current certificate for Responding to Abuse and Neglect or equivalent. This training is available online https://www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/signup.jsf  
  • Please select “Volunteer”, then relevant location. We recommend using Google Chrome web browser to access and complete this training due to compatibility issues.  You will be required to complete this training and provide the Front Office with a copy. Please note that this training needs to be completed before we can send off your WWCC for processing.

Shrove Tuesday 21 February.

On the day each child will be provided with one pancake with toppings.  These pancakes will be cooked by our parent volunteers.

This year we are asking all Year 4 Families if they could please donate one container of pancake mixture. A tried-and-true school batter recipe is below.  We ask that all families please follow this recipe for consistency of mixtures.

Pancake Recipe

2 ½ cups of self-raising flour

2 eggs

2 ½ cups milk

(NO low fat milk thanks!)

Mix together thoroughly and pour into a 2L milk container and send to school on Tuesday 21st February.

Thank you.

Allergy Aware School

Star of the Sea School is concerned about the safety and well-being of all our students. Many of you will know someone who is affected by anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Our school does its best to be an allergy aware school. Staff have had training in severe allergy management and we have implemented lots of strategies to help keep students at risk of anaphylaxis as safe as we can. We have a number of students who live with the risk of anaphylaxis to foods and insect stings. Whilst these children are being taught to care for themselves at an age appropriate level, we ask that you help us educate your child on the importance of not sharing food with others, washing hands after eating and calling out to an adult if they think their friend with allergies is sick. With increased awareness and understanding of anaphylaxis, you will be able to help protect those around you.

A food allergy is an immune system response to a normally harmless food protein that the body believes is harmful. When the individual eats food containing that protein, the immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals, triggering symptoms that can affect a person’s breathing, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and/or heart. Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life-threatening. It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention.

It is estimated that up to 400,000 (2%) Australians, including 1 in 20 children suffer from food allergies and some of them will experience a life-threatening (anaphylactic) reaction.

Symptoms of food allergy can include:

Mild to moderate allergic reaction

  • Tingling of the mouth
  • Hives, welts or body redness
  • Swelling of the face, lips, eyes
  • Vomiting, abdominal pain (note these are signs of a severe allergic reaction if the person has insect allergy)

Severe allergic reaction- anaphylaxis

  • Difficult/noisy breathing
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Swelling or tightness in the throat
  • Difficulty talking or hoarse voice
  • Wheeze or persistent cough
  • Persistent dizziness or collapse
  • Pale and floppy (young children)

9 foods cause 90% of food allergies. These foods are:

  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Peanut
  • Tree nuts (cashew, almond, pistachio etc)
  • Wheat
  • Sesame
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Crustacea (prawns, lobster, crabs etc)

Peanuts are the leading cause of severe allergic reactions, followed by tree nuts, shellfish, fish and milk. Adrenaline/epinephrine is the first line treatment for severe allergic reactions and can be administered via auto-injector, called the EpiPen®.

To learn more about anaphylaxis and food allergies, go to www.allergyfacts.org.au and www.allergy.org.au

As the only way to manage a food allergy is avoidance, the school has implemented several strategies to help prevent a severe allergic reaction. We can never totally eliminate the risk of an anaphylaxis but we can all do things that will help lessen the risk. Please consider the child with food allergy when packing your child’s lunch or when sending in food for any occasion, including school excursions.  Foods that ‘May contain traces of nuts or nut products’ are fine for the non- allergic students to consume at school as long as they do not share food.

Parents & Friends Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the Star of the Sea Parents & Friends (P&F) Committee newsletter. In this edition we'll introduce you to some of our wonderful committee members for 2023, meet the President and highlight some of the exciting events coming up for our school community. Click on link below.

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Latest OSHC Newsletter

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Scholastic Book Club

Orders for Edition 1 2023 close on Friday 17th February.  Late orders will not be accepted. Orders must be placed via the Scholastic ordering/payment system by visiting scholastic, click on the link, alternatively you can download the LOOP App from App Store or Google Play Store.  Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of our school order.

You do not need to complete the paper order form.

Thank you

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