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The Southern Cross : February 2012
Page 22 February 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross | schools Nazareth Catholic College has been recognised as a fully accredited Mind Matters school. For schools to achieve Mind Matters Recognition, they must have successfully undertaken a whole school approach to improving mental health and wellbeing over an extended period of time, fulfilling detailed criteria. The award was presented by the Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler, late last year in a ceremony at West Lakes. "This Recognition Award is an acknowledgement to the initiative and excellent leadership of Ms Jan McInnis, the collaborative work of her teaching colleagues and the Youth Empowerment Leaders, who worked together as a team to achieve such excellent results," said the school's co-principal Dr Neil McGoran. Pictured left to right are Ms Jan McInnis; Ms Tineke Searle; Dr Neil McGoran, Melanie Duffy (Yr 10 student) and Mr Mark Butler MP. Mind Matters at Nazareth St Joseph's School Payneham will this month unearth time capsules planted by students during 40th anniversary celebrations in 2002. The exhumation marks the school's 50th anniversary and is part of a long list of events this year including a walk-a-thon in August and an anniversary dinner in September. On February 9, the school of about 400 students will join in an assembly to share the contents of seven time capsules containing photos, drawings, and letters to the future child penned by Year 4 students in 2002. The students will then bury new time capsules. St Joseph's Payneham was established in 1962 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The school began with 42 students and today has about 400 children from Preschool to Year 7. Sister David was the first principal and the Josephite nuns continued to lead the school until December 1983. Current and formers students, staff and families are welcome to join in the 50th anniversary celebrations. For more information contact the school on 8362 2153. Time capsule release GARDEN PARTY: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College celebrated its 60th anniversary late last year with a Mass followed by a garden party in the orchard. Principal Joy Bedford said the 60 year celebration was an occasion to reaffirm the College's practical work for God, to give thanks for the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and their successes and to ponder on the school's foundation. She said many old scholars and former teachers were in awe of the way in which the College has developed and expanded over the years. Pictured at the garden party are, from left: Sister Patricia Irvin with 2012 college leaders Hawa Poredil and Katy Phan. School lunch box planner Primary school lunch box meal planner -- Kindy to Year 6 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Recess Veggie and cheese dippers 2 wholegrain crackers with 150g tub of yoghurt Small container of fresh fruit Small snap-lock bag with (celery, cucumber, capsicum Vegemite and a slice of cheese. One piece of fresh fruit (in salad (in season) e.g. orange, cheese cubes and fresh and cheese sticks) with One small packet of sultanas. season) e.g. banana. watermelon, pineapple fruit pieces (in season) hummus dip. 10 rice crackers in a snap e.g. green grapes. lock bag Two rice cakes Lunch Lamb and veggie wrap with Tuna, avocado, cucumber, Mini meat loaves with Mexican wrap with left over Pumpkin, Chickpea and Beef sweet chilli sauce. grated carrot and lettuce plum sauce. bolognese sauce or refried Couscous salad. One small tub canned peaches wholegrain sandwich. Slice into chunks and pack beans, grated cheese, tomato A piece of fresh fruit (in season) or pears in natural juice. 150g tub of yoghurt. in a container with cherry lettuce on flat tortilla bread. e.g. apricot or nectarine. tomatoes and carrot sticks. 150g tub of yoghurt. One small wholegrain bread roll. High school lunch box meal planner -- Year 7 to 12 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Recess 4 wholegrain crackers with 200g tub yoghurt and 1/4 cup 200g tub of yoghurt 2 wholegrain crackers with A handful of trail mix (nuts, Vegemite and cheese slices muesli mix (in a snap-lock bag) Wholegrain muesli bar. peanut butter, seeds and dried fruit) and Once piece of fresh fruit to mix through yoghurt. A handful of dried fruit in a cheese cubes in snap-lock bag. (in season) e.g. banana. snap lock bag e.g. dried apricots, dried apple, sultanas. Lunch Lamb and veggie wrap with Tuna, avocado, cucumber, Mini meat loaves with Crunchy brown rice salad: Pumpkin, Chickpea and Beef sweet chilli sauce. grated carrot and baby spinach plum sauce. combine 1/2 cup cooked brown Couscous salad. 200g tub of yoghurt. wholegrain sandwich. Slice into chunks and pack rice, small can sweetcorn Fresh fruit (in season) e.g. One small tub canned peaches in a container with cherry kernels, small can of chickpeas, watermelon, pineapple, and pears in natural juice. tomatoes and carrot sticks. 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped orange. Serve with one small cucumber, 25g crumbled feta wholegrain bread roll. cheese and 1 tbsp salad dressing One piece of fruit (in season) 200g tub of yoghurt. e.g. nectarine or peach. As students return to school this month, The Southern Cross provides you with some ideas for healthy lunch boxes from dietician Kate Di Prima in the table below, as well as tips from our own aspiring chefs from Catholic schools (page 20).