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Important Dates
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24th June
Last day of Term 2


2nd July
Federal election
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11th July
First day of Term 3


19th July
P&F Monthly Meeting


22nd July

Interhouse Athletics Carnival


24th July
Catholic Education Week


28th July
David Lawrence Choral Workshop


29th July
Auskick after school program starts

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Welcome......

Hello and welcome to the St Sebastian's Catholic Primary School website.  We are a community dedicated to the provision of high quality, inclusive Catholic education in coeducational classes from Preparatory Year to Year 6. 

St Sebastian’s school opened its doors in the beautiful near city suburb of Yeronga in 1937.  The Sisters of St Joseph taught the first class of 38 students in 1937 in what is now The Arts Hall.  St Sebastian’s is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education [BCE], the educational arm of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  As part of this learning community in diocesan Catholic schools - a community currently comprising 136 schools - St Sebastian's has access to the very significant services provided by Brisbane Catholic Education.

Distinctive curriculum offerings are Information Communication & Learning Technology (ICLT), LOTE (Japanese), Music Program, Health & Physical Education Program, Chess, Choir and Instrumental Music Programs.  

If you cannot find what you're looking for on this website, or if you would like any further information about St Sebastian's, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Community News 

CLASSROOM NEWS
Year 2 Callistemon
Year 2 Callistemon have had a lot of fun learning about the resources and features in their local environment. We were very excited to culminate the term's work with our trip to the Botanical Gardens at Mt. Cootha. In Religion we have enjoyed learning about ways to meditate and had fun creating our "meditation cubes" with ways we like to bring about a sense of calm while speaking to the Lord. In Drama we have enjoyed creating some fractured fairytale endings with a sense of flair!

Year 3 Olearia
This week, all the Year 3 students went to the ANZAC Centenary Exhibition in the Convention Centre in South Brisbane. We walked to the train station then caught the train to South Brisbane. After that we hopped off and walked to the Convention Centre.

We were in groups with mums in charge of some groups. We got iPods and headphones so we could listen to the guided tour. There were eight zones. We walked through them. Every time we walked into a new room, the iPod would tell us about the new scene. We got to look at scenes and artefacts from the wars that Australia has been part of. There was one scary part where there was fake blood! There were periscopes to make us realise what it was like to fight in the trenches. Our last activity was climbing into a tank. It was very realistic and we learned a lot. At the end we got to rate it.

Last week, we presented our assembly. Our assembly was about Resilience. We created a story about a circus with many unique performers. There is only one of each of us....we need to make a better place.
Written by Year 3 Olearia students.

ST THOMAS MORE SPORT
Congratulations to the all the Year 4, 5 and 6 students who were involved in the St Thomas More College interschool sports throughout Term 2. They’re to be congratulated for their outstanding sportsmanship and the way they represented St Sebastian’s. We were fortunate enough to have a number of champions in both netball and soccer, which is a great achievement for our school. We look forward to continuing this partnership with St Thomas More Collge next year.

PARENT PORTAL
Student report cards have been sent home. We have uploaded the electronic version to the Parent Portal. Please login to the Parent Portal and click on the My Students tile at the top. On the left hand side you will see Academic Reports. You will see 2015 Semester 1 and 2 reports are also there. Please keep this in mind if you need report cards for high school applications and are unable to locate the report cards at home. We are able to keep two years of reports in the Parent Portal.

We have uploaded some more photos under the Pictures tile, please remember to have a look from time to time to see if new photos have been added.

A reminder from Term 3, the Staying Connected newsletter will no longer be available in the secure section of our school website. We encourage you to login to the Parent Portal, instructions are attached to the email, and explore what information is available for parents. Our teachers have been embracing the technology to further enhance communication and we hope that our parents are also.

ENROLMENTS FOR PREP 2017
Prep for 2017 is filling up fast, we are happy to say that numbers are up on last year. We have received lots of referrals to our school. A number of prospective parents commenting they have heard good things about our awesome little school!

Parents with siblings wishing to start Prep next year are reminded to complete an enrolment form and submit it to the Jenny or Janet in the Office. If you have friends or relatives with children approaching school age who are looking for a great school for their child, please send them our way.

Application forms can be collected from the Office, or completed online from the school website via our new Online Enrolment Form. It is also available on the Parent Portal under Forms and Documents.

If you are a parent at St Sebastian's then check out all the other news via the most recent newsletter. The newsletter is password protected -the password is available from the school office.

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