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End of Term 2

How quickly the year is going! We are already at the halfway mark for 2022.

I would like to use this mid-year reflection opportunity to thank our families for the support and trust you place in our staff team. Also for your willingness to be part of our parent feedback sessions, sports days, tuckshop and school life. This genuine connection creates the welcoming culture that is St Paul’s.

In addition, I would like to acknowledge the school board members who are committed to the success and future of our school.

To our whole staff team, thank you for your professionalism and desire to inspire learning in our students.

Lastly, a MASSIVE well done to the efforts of our students. Your willingness to reflect on who you are as members of St Paul’s and the desire to be positive contributors to your school is outstanding.

The remainder of 2022 is set to be a powerful season of learning!


As you read through your child’s reports, we encourage you to talk through the strengths and areas of improvement with your child. Talking through their approaches towards learning and their personal learning goals This can be a powerful connection to empower your child to value their growth. The attached link provides some conversations starters and ways to frame discussions with your child. These can be used for everyday reflections throughout the year and to also talk through the reports.


The Importance of a Mental Health Check-in


At St Paul’s, we want to ensure we are always focusing on the positive mental health of our students. Recent data shows nationally, an increase in primary aged students showing signs of negative mindsets and a lowering sense-of-self. The connection between the school and the home is a critical relationship that is strengthened when communication to support a child is timely and supported by both the home and school. Please take the time to complete the Wellbeing Barometer Survey to provide us with data to help us support the needs of our student community.


Well that’s a wrap for Term 2!

What do you have in store for your holiday break? Perhaps some lazy mornings enjoying the change of a busy school morning and no rush to get those lunch boxes packed, PJ days, trips away, family gatherings, late lunches, perhaps busy on the farm?

The holiday season is a time when we can gather as friends and family. It’s in these times when special memories are often made. It’s in these times when we can relax, unwind and feel restored. I pray that you can do all these things over the next two weeks and get the chance to slow down the pace (at least a little)!

As I was on duty this afternoon, I couldn’t help but smile at the students in our community. A whole school game of dodgeball, with the big and the little kids followed by a whole school movie organised by our Year 6 leaders, looking snuggly and warm in their PJs. What a unique opportunity we have here at St Paul’s to grow and learn together in a supportive and Christian environment. God is good. He can ultimately give us the rest we so often need and crave and really has brought us here for this time.

I thank God for this season at St Paul’s. Wishing you richest blessings for the holiday break. I look forward to catching up with students and parents in Term 3.




Friday 29 July

mainly music
Monday 1 August

Tuesday 19 July

mainly music
Monday 15 August

Tuesday 2 August

Tuesday 9 August

5/6 CAMP
Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 August

3/4 CAMP
Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 August

19 August

Friday 1 July

Philippians 3:12-14

Winter is here, and so is all the rain. It has been super chilly and wet outside. It feels as though we are in hibernation. Many outdoor activities have been cancelled, such as the planned athletics events. At St Paul's it was decided instead to have indoor gym activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed. This gym activity got me thinking about how we Christians exercise our faith. Lutherans often refer to this as “faith active in love.” Paul the apostle declares in Phil. 3: 14 “I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God's call through Christ Jesus to the life above.” This is Paul’s shorthand for how active faith happens. Our faith is never still. The Christian has a goal to reach, that is, heaven or the “life above.”

We journey towards our heavenly prize knowing that “Christ Jesus has already won me to himself.” Let those words from Paul settle into your heart, because they concern YOU. That is faith. Faith knows that you have been won, claimed, by Christ.

And from that awareness comes an active faith, a faith that pushes through the cold and wet winters of life. The Christian has a foretaste of heaven, the “life above.” The tastiness of God, a God who gives himself in Christ, keeps faith going. We get to spiritually feast off Christ everyday and we taste heaven. In faith, we praise God, call on him, and give him thanks. In faith, we are drawn in empathy to serve our neighbors who are in need. As we love God and others, we encounter heaven on earth. And that keeps faith going. With the love of God in our hearts we push through the coldness of life. The Spirit warms our hearts to God. We are then warm people in an often wet and cold world. A warmed Christ-heart is an active heart. Such a heart is drawn to heaven and encounters God in the here-and-now. These divine-encounters, foretastes of heaven, keep faith in motion. And then the world gets to taste and see what it means when “Jesus has already won me to himself” for that “life above.”



What a wonderful display the students put on to show peers, parents, grandparents and friends the excellent work they've been doing in PBL this term. K-2 were tasked with designing packaging for playdough, while 3-6 were challenged to upcycle and design a range of clothing.

Well done and thank you for sharing your research and creativity at the Showcase!

YEAR K/1/2

We have had a lot of students away the last few weeks due to sickness and holidays, however, it has been lovely having the majority back in the room this week.

We have almost finished our PBL Science unit.

The driving question is: How do we store items that need to stay fresh?

Students are finalising their final packaging after creating a prototype, trialling and modifying it, to get it just right.

You are invited to our Showcase event, where students will have the opportunity to share their learning journey with peers and parents.

When: Week 10, Tuesday 28th June

Where: K-2 Classroom

Time: 3pm Blessings,

Hollie Kinning

We will be holding our PBL Showcase on Tuesday 28th June in the hall at 2:30pm. We invite you to come along, we'd love to show you what we've been working on!

For our STEM challenge students were asked to design and construct a bridge.

YEAR 3/4/5/6


Who would have thought that fourth time lucky would have resulted in such an amazing day for our Athletics Carnival?!

Thankyou to St Paul’s College staff and students who assisted in the preparation and running of our day. As always, the time and effort you put in blesses us with a smooth and very enjoyable day. We really appreciate your willingness to help.

Congratulations to the students – you should be proud of your efforts throughout the day. All day you tried hard, did your best and participated with great attitudes. The beautiful weather must have brought out the best in you if the number of records broken is anything to go by!

House Champions

Congratulations Buckargingah!

Age Champions

Junior Girls – Verity Aygun

Junior Boys – Beau Brailey

Senior Girls – Phoenix Grundy-Bahr

Senior Boys – Micah Klemke


Azariah Klemke (5/6 years Boys) – 400m, Discus

Annabel Forrest (5/6 years Girls) – 400m

Harriet Schuller (7 years Girls) – 200m, 400m

Mahliq Brailey (8 years Boys) – 200m, 400m, High Jump, Long Jump

Simeon Lubke (8 years Boys) – 400m

Verity Aygun (9 years Girls) – 200m, 800m, High Jump (equalled record)

Zoe Lieschke (10 years Girls) – Shot Put, Discus

Micah Klemke (11 years Boys) – 200m

Phoenix Grundy-Bahr (12/13 years Girls) – 200m



Adults Only Dinner

Thank you to those who attended the Adults Only Dinner at the DCA last Friday, and thank you to our High Schoolers who so graciously offered their babysitting services to allow us to be free from parental duties for a whole meal! What joy! We had a lovely evening - good food, good company, what more could we ask for?

Major Raffle

In the not too distant future tickets will be sent home with students for our major raffle. Each family will be given a book of twenty tickets to sell. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

First Prize: Helifly Scenic Flight Voucher for 2 People

Second Prize: Dressed Pig

Third Prize: Goods Hamper

The raffle will be drawn at:









Family Friendly Christmas in July Trivia Night

Shake out the mothballs from your Ugly Christmas Sweater (What? You don't have one? You might need to find one 😉) because the P&F are hosting a trivia night on Friday 29th July. This will be a family friendly event with special rounds for the kids, games during the night and a prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater.

More information will come out in the coming weeks but make sure you save the date in your calendar.

Dear St Paul’s School Community,

On behalf of the School Board, I would like to announce changes to the board that was elected at our May Annual General Meeting.  First and foremost, we would like to sincerely thank Brad Wettern who has served on the board for thirteen years, and for the past eight years as Chairperson.  Brad’s management skills and calm presence has brought a wealth of knowledge to our school during both the good and challenging times. Brad will continue to sit on the board for the next year to assist with the handover.  

Our 2022 School Board is –

Joanne Knobel, Chairperson

Tim Lubke, Vice Chairperson

Renae Lieschke, Secretary

Jamie Armstrong, Megan Schuller, Noel Stein, Brad Wettern,  Members

Non-Voting Members

Stephen Zweck (Congregation Chairperson)

Brad Moss (Principal), Hollie Kinning (Deputy Principal)

Pastor of Henty Congregation (currently vacant)

I would like to provide our school families with a brief statement on the role of the school board.  Our school board meets once a month and in general, we are responsible for all matters relating to the policies, practices, management and operations of our school. We are required to drive the mission and performance of our school and ensure that St Paul’s complies with all its contractual, statutory and other legal obligations.

Each month we review the financial affairs of our school and receive reports from the Leadership Team ensuring our learning practises and activities are in line with our strategic plan.

In addition, our board works closely with Lutheran Education Victoria, NSW & Tasmania (LEVNT) who is committed to supporting school boards in the region through attendance at meetings during the year, and by providing ongoing advice and support to Chairs.  LEVNT also supports our school providing education and training for board members in particular areas of succession planning, developing strategic priorities for school improvement, facilitating board review, policy processes, and risk frameworks.  In short, LEVNT is an incredible resource we work alongside to ensure our school is the best it can be.  

As a past parent of St Paul’s, I love our school and all that it stands for.  St Paul’s is an authentic Christian community and with Jesus as our Head Teacher, we can provide the highest quality education for your children.  It is a pleasure, to serve our school in this capacity, and look forward to all that God has planned for us. If you would like any further information from the board, please do not hesitate to contact one of our members and I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Joanne Knobel

Board Chairperson



Eli Bromilow

Abel Schuller


Aiden Cunningham

Daniel Male


Mrs Kinning!!

The much anticipated Official Opening of the new facilities at the Henty Showground happened on Thursday this week. Henty Football & Netball Club are hosting their first game at the new facilities this weekend so make sure you get down to support the Mighty Swampies and check out the new digs!

A huge thankyou to Indi (check her out hard at work in the background 😄), Nina and Hayley for representing St Paul's and helping out at the morning tea.


On the Year 5 Discovery Day at St Paul’s College, Aiden, Blake, Micah and Oscar made lava lamps in science.

During agriculture, we decorated ducks with pipe cleaners and had duck races. Micah and Blake’s duck won twice in a row.

In drama, we did acts of the 3 little pigs and then we went and learnt about our wellbeing.

After that, we went in the gym and played sport. We played hockey and tic tac toe.

The Discovery Day was really fun and we would like to thank the College for organising an awesome day!

Written by Aiden and Blake.


What a fun way to finish off what has been a very busy term!



With the school holidays coming up it's a great chance to check through your uniforms.

You can check that you have your uniform and not someone else's, and also do a bit of a stocktake to see if you are missing any items.

We have one unclaimed, unlabelled sports jacket in lost property - perhaps it could be yours?

If you find that you never seem to get around to returning cans and bottles for the 10c refund then we might have the solution you've been looking for! We will have a specially designated recycling bin in the lunch area for refundable bottles, and we would be happy to add yours to our collection. All money raised will be made available for the students to put towards resources and equipment, which they will collaborate their spending  ideas with teaching staff.



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