Good Shepherd Grapevine – 24 September 2020

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Suffering Together

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.

1 Corinthians 12:26

In 2013, seventy-year-old James McConnell, a British Royal Marine veteran, died. McConnell had no family, and staff from his nursing home feared no one would attend his funeral. A man tapped to officiate McConnell’s memorial service posted a Facebook message: “In this day and age it is tragic enough that anyone has to leave this world with no one to mourn their passing, but this man was family. . . . If you can make it to the graveside . . . to pay your respects to a former brother in arms, then please try to be there.” Two hundred Royal Marines packed the pews!

These British compatriots exhibited a biblical truth: we’re tied to one another. “The body is not made up of one part, but of many,” Paul says (1 Corinthians 12:14). We’re not isolated. Just the opposite: we’re bound in Jesus. Scripture reveals organic interconnection: “If one member suffers, all the members suffer” (v. 26 nasb). As believers in Jesus, members of God’s new family, we move toward one another into the pain, into the sorrow, into those murky places where we would fear to go alone. But thankfully we do not go alone.

Perhaps the worst part of suffering is when we feel we’re drowning in the dark all by ourselves. God, however, creates a new community that suffers together. A new community where no one should be left in the dark.

By:  Winn Collier from Our Daily Bread

Submitted by Naomi Guglielmo

Prayer Corner

This fortnight, staff and students pray for:



  • SCANLON: Anna, Paul, Michael, Luke & Samuel
  • SCHOLZ: Cheryl, Malcolm, Kayley, Millie, Emma & Karlo
  • SCHROEDER:  Jemma, Jarred, Matita & Amelia
  • SCHULTZ: Renee, Craig, Kaitlin, Tiara, Ben & Zahli



6  Jasper Podolski
10 Ruby Bawden
14 Georgia Barrett
17 Bella Harvey
20 Bailey Johnson
21 Oscar Doyban
22 Tom Noack
23 Judith Ratsch
24 Karlo Scholz
25 Lily Brooks
26 Charlie Klemm
28 Deegan Evans
28 Luke Scanlon



28 Amelia Klemm


  • Sonya Abdelmalek – LSO
  • Pastor Peter Ziersch – Pastor
  • Edith Zeller – LOTE Teacher
  • Naomi Guglielmo – 5/6 Teacher


  • We pray that all our families enjoy some rest and relaxation over the school holiday break and look forward to welcoming everyone back for Term 4.

Classroom Snapshot – The Arts by Josie Wundersitz


Visual Art and Design influences people’s decision making every day. Can you guess what some of the world’s most recognisable logos are? 

This is what the Year 5/6 and 6/7 classes have been contemplating in Arts lessons as part of their UOI with the central idea that ‘an understanding of consumers can help businesses plan ahead for greater success’. Amongst other things, we discovered that red can make you hungry, simplicity is powerful, sometimes people see things that aren’t really there (negative space) and some letters can imitate ice-creams.  

We also learnt that we are very clever designers, communicators and deep thinkers. 

GT Sports Company

YC Stationery Company

ANE Dentist

SS Detective Agency

‘Creative Canvas’ Logo by Jesse

My logo is a symbol-like picture of a paint pot. The most eye-grabbing part of my logo is the paint running down the side. I put these in to make sure the logo caught the eye with its boldness and continued to keep it. I chose the colours blue and purple for this, because of their creative and successful attributes. I also chose these colours as they blend together and create a fast but unnoticed change of colour between the two. This represents the calmness of our business. The black line down the side represents the solid trustability of our business, offering the ‘frame’ for the logo, showing you clearly that it is a paint pot but without you thinking the black is important. I chose black as it’s simple, fades to the background, and supports the dark tone of colours I have. The oval shaping at the end of the pot offers the idea. Within the oval is CC – two C’s facing back to back (one blue and one purple). In the middle of these, at the bottom where they connect, is a black dot making it C.C: Creative Canvas.

‘Quest Studios’ Logo by Jayden

I picked the letters Q.S. mirrored because it is our names initials Quest Studios and it also looks like glasses and a moustache when you look at it sideways. I chose black and white for my colours because black and white are just so simple and my logo is also very simple. For example, Apple’s logo has only an Apple because that’s their name.

Watch out for snakes as the weather warms up! Look out especially for these colourful creatures created by the Foundation and 1/2 classes. The Foundations have been using a variety of materials to create Australian animals and identify their particular needs. We identified that snakes have patterns and echidnas have spikes for camouflage to protect themselves and their eggs/babies from predators.

Earlier in the term, the 1/2 class galloped, zoomed, rocketed and floated about, using movement in Drama as a way to inquire into the function of transport vehicles. 

“A family of horseflies riding on a goat…”

“A sled full of reindeers sliding down a hill…” 

What were the 3/4 class doing with rice, noodles, salt, vinegar and bi-carb soda? Not cooking (or eating!), but experimenting with watercolours to observe change, create texture and imitate surfaces of the Earth in their visual art making, to support their understanding of the UOI central idea that theEarth’s surface changes in gradual and dramatic ways’.

IB PYP Learner Profile Awards


Week 9 – Monday 14 September 2020
FDN Zahli SchuItz Knowledgeable Zahli has shown a great understanding of information reports during literacy. She has used a plan effectively to help organise her ideas and was able to write a lengthy and informative report on giraffes.
1/2 Harry Swincer Thinker

Harry has worked hard all term to set goals for himself and meet them. Harry challenges himself to think more deeply in his learning and thoughtfully contributes to our class discussions.

3/4 Georgia Barrett Principled Georgia gives her very best to everything asked of her.  She works hard on all tasks and strives for great results.  She is an active participant in class discussions.
5/6 Max Gaston Reflective Max has been drawing on his strengths in his learning over the last week. He has displayed reflective skills by recognising how he can improve his work in our writing lessons.
6/7 Isabella Mathews Balanced Bella has demonstrated being balanced in her life with her dedication to her schoolwork on Tournament of Minds and Exhibition, and balancing it with being caring and supportive of others including her family.




Week 10 – Monday 21 September 2020
FDN Bailey Johnson Knowledgeable/
Bailey has shown great growth in all areas of his learning this term. He has settled in well to school and class routines. He has demonstrated excellent numbers skills in our work on place value and counting and has worked hard to improve his writing.

Kevin Zheng



Thomas Spiteri

Risk Taker




Kevin has entered into Good Shepherd with courage and confidence. He always has a go and tries his best in his learning. Kevin explores new situations bravely and makes the effort to connect positively with others every single day.

Tom considers his learning with creativity, problem solving and trying his best. He makes good choices and always considers the needs of others.

3/4 Bella Harvey Knowledgeable Bella created work samples that showed a good understanding of what causes erosion and labelled different angles with their correct names.
5/6 Sam Swincer Open Minded Sam has been an excellent team-member this week during numerous group tasks. He has worked collaboratively with his peers by listening to their ideas and sharing the responsibility equally.
6/7 Jayden Ahrns Communicator Jayden has been a great communicator throughout exhibition as he works hard to discuss and manage the problems his group is facing while being respectful of his team members.


Library News

Book Week is back!

Theme: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

When: Tuesday, Week 2, October 20 (official book week is October 17-23)

The parade on Tuesday October 20 will also incorporate GRAND-FRIENDS MORNING. Grandparents and Friends will be able to watch the parade and will then receive a small gift from the children. Unfortunately this year we cannot have the book week celebrations we normally would have had – morning tea and visits to the classrooms – but we hope that many of you will still attend to support your children and grandchildren on what will be a very fun day/morning!

We have been discussing during our library times the possible fiction and non-fiction characters and people we could dress up as.

Possible costume ideas:

Curious Creatures
Stick Man
Dr Seuss
Mad Hatter
mermaids/unicorns/mythical creatures

Wild Minds
Anne Frank
characters from Little Women, The Hatchet, Tomorrow When The War Began and many more!!
Charlie and Willy Wonka
Alice in Wonderland

Book Reviews on *some* of the shortlisted books for Young Readers:

The Little Wave by Pip Harry

I found this book a bit slow to begin with, my interests don’t lie with surfing, bugs or cricket (the sport not the bug!) but as the story progressed and the plot became more apparent I quite honestly couldn’t put the book down. The book’s theme changed to revolve more around friendship and family as we got to know more about the main characters, Noah, Lottie and Jack and I really related to this. It is written less like a novel and more like poetry so there aren’t many words on each page which makes for easy reading. I would recommend this book to all students from Year 4-7. – Mrs John

The Dog Runner by Bren McDibble

This book was an interesting read from the beginning because it starts in a world starving to death. The main character is Ella, a 10 year old girl, who is running away from the city with her brother Emery. My favourite part of the book is when Ella and Emery arrive at Christma’s place and they go into the Mushroom Caves. I feel like this book is very relatable and tells a story that could really happen. I would recommend this book to any student from Year 5-7 because it has lots of cliffhangers that keep you reading! – Casey Rowe, Year 6

The Glimme by Emily Rodda

The beginning of this book is interesting; it is mysterious and makes you want to read more. The main character is called Finn and he loves drawing. He seems like a relatable boy but this story is a fantasy and would only occur in our imaginations. I disliked some of the artwork in the book but I would recommend reading it to anyone who likes fantasy and mystery. – Olivia Emmett, Year 5


If your child has overdue books they will not be able to borrow for the holidays (this does not apply to readers for the younger grades). The amount of overdues across the classes has unfortunately increased over the term. I would rather children with overdues spend some time looking for their overdue books during the holidays so that we can start fresh next term and so that parents can avoid having to pay an overdue account. I will send home overdue accounts within the first couple of weeks of Term 4 to be paid by the end of the year.

NEW LIBRARY TIMES for the remainder of the year:

F – Wednesday 12.10pm
1/2 – Thursday 9am
3/4 – Wednesday 11.40am
5/6 – Thursday 3pm
6/7 – Tuesday 10.30am

Rachel John
Resources Coordinator

Drink Bottle Reminder


With the weather warming up it is really important that all students bring sufficient water into school to keep them well hydrated.  The water fountains are still unable to be utilised due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Chaplain’s News

Dear Good Shepherd Community,

Well done…making it through term 3. Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday break. May there be time to rest, and time to share with family.

This week’s newsletter article is written by Michael Grose.

‘Help kids tap into their inner resources’

Hardships, frustrations, and difficult circumstances come our way. We need to be able to have inner resources and strengths that we can tap into. Maurice Balson, author of Becoming Better Parents says, “If you want your child to be resourceful you need to put them in positions to develop their resources“.

Coping with change, dealing with small losses, handling rejection, and overcoming disappointment are the types of experiences that builds a young person’s inner resources.

Michael Grose has strategies that will help your young person’s inner resources.

Take care,

Fiona Lloyde

Help kids tap into their inner resources

My first parenting mentor, Maurice Balson, author of Becoming Better Parents constantly reminded parents, “If you want your child to be resourceful you need to put them in positions to develop their resources.”

Balson’s resourcefulness message is just as apt today. Coping with change, dealing with small losses, handling rejection and overcoming disappointment are the types of experiences that build a child’s or young person’s inner resources.

Developing resourcefulness is the appropriate approach to take when considering the disruptive impact that coronavirus is having on kids’ lives. A child who is struggling to come to grips with the changes brought about by the pandemic initially needs an emphatic, supportive approach. They also need encouragement to tap into their inner resources to help them manage the hard times. The following strategies will help develop your child or young person’s inner resources.

Give them a chance to be resourceful

Harry, age 10, often leaves his lunch at home. His father, who works from home, won’t take forgotten items to school. Harry either misses lunch or persuades his friends to share their lunches with him. Either way, when Harry leaves his lunch at home he’s forced to rely on his emotional or physical resourcefulness to get by. And he does.

Catch them being resourceful

A child’s behaviours that gain a parent’s attention generally expand. Highlight a child’s good manners, acts of kindness or honesty and you’re more likely to get a repeat of those behaviours. Positive parental recognition is a high motivator for most kids. To encourage your child’s resourcefulness, focus your attention and positive comments on acts of resourcefulness and resilience they exhibit.

Encourage creativity

Sylvia, age 13 walked to school each day, saving her bus fare to spend on clothes that were out of reach of her parents’ budget. Sylvia found a way to overcome her money problem in her own way. Children and young people usually come up with very creative solutions when they’re allowed to own their problems.

Develop coping skills

Kids rely on their coping skills to help them manage their emotional states when life throws them curve balls. Build your child’s set of coping skills through direct teaching, modelling and discussion. Humour, distraction, relaxation, exercise, play and thought-distancing are some of the more common coping skills kids can use to help them tolerate their difficult feelings.

The resourcefulness a child develops when they experience adversity doesn’t desert them when life returns to normal. It waits in the background, ready to be drawn upon again when hardships, frustrations and difficulties come their way.

Michael Grose

Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He’s an award-winning speaker and the author of 12 books for parents including Spoonfed Generation, and the bestselling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It. Michael is a former teacher with 15 years experience, and has 30 years experience in parenting education. He also holds a Master of Educational Studies from Monash University specialising in parenting education.

Please Note:

Due to current guidelines amid COVID-19 we are unable to share homemade baked goods with children at school.  If you would like to bring in something to share with your child’s class it must be purchased from a store and be indivdual pre-packaged goods. Thank you for your understanding.

Finance News

School Fees

School fees for Term 3 are now overdue.  Please contact Sarah Loveday if you are unable to pay and need to discuss payment arrangements.

We are very mindful of the continuing economic impact that COVID-19 is having on many of our school families. Please be assured that we understand. We have directly contacted those families that we are aware of who are experiencing financial stress to offer support. If you are also finding this time financially challenging,  and have not yet been contacted, please make it a priority to contact our Finance Officer, Sarah Loveday, for a confidential discussion about how we will support you. 

School Card Scheme 2020

Did you know that limits for the school card have now been increased. So you may now be eligible if you have not been in the past. Applications for the School Card Scheme are available online. To check if you are eligible click on the following link or contact Sarah Loveday for further information.

Golden Years at Good Shepherd

“Sweet Caroline… Good Times Never Seemed So Good”

Congratulations to Caroline Kenny (nee Crook) for being our latest winner!  Caroline shared with us a page out of her Year 3 Journal from 1989 where she wrote a great story about a lovely unicorn in her dream with an awesome illustration.

Caroline also bought in her Summer formal dress as her Mum has carefully kept it for all these years (well not that many years)!

Caroline’s eldest daughter’s Bella and Claudia attended Good Shepherd.  Her son, Charlie is currently attending Year 1 and their youngest daughter, Bonnie will start in Foundation next year. Enjoy your sweet treat at D&M’s on us!

Be like Caroline… share a photo or memory from your Golden Years at Good Shepherd and you could be enjoying a coffee on us next Term. 

We invite you to join our new Facebook group: Good Shepherd Alumni Angaston. This is a group for past students of Good Shepherd Lutheran School from 1962 to present. Members are invited to use this space to catch up, share and reminisce. If you are in contact with Good Shepherd old scholars, please encourage them to take a look and join the group or they can share their contact details with the School directly on 08 8564 2396.


Building Blocks Playgroup

We are pleased to announce that Building Blocks Playgroup will be returning for Term 4. Our wonderful playgroup co-ordinator, Bec Bawden, has returned (with her newest addition to the family) and has been busy planning a modified program.  With the weather warming up it will the perfect opportunity to allow our littlest learners to explore our outdoor learning space in Eden.

If you would like further information please contact our Playgroup Co-ordinator directly on 0427 538 371. 

Local Church Service Times

Angaston Parish Service Times





September 27 8.45am
Lay Reading 10.30am
October 4 10.30am HC
Rob Borgas 8.45am HC


KEVS Service Times



Eden Valley


September 27 5.30pm 11.00am HC 9.15am HC
October 4 11.00am HC 9.00am HC No service


Vacation Care

Please find attached planned activities for the next two weeks during school holidays.  Please contact the Angaston Child Care & Early Learning Centre directly on 08 8564 3387 to book your child in.