Term 3 Key Dates
|Friday 6 August||
St Mary's Mini Olympics - Green and Gold Mufti day
|Wednesday 11 August||
Year 5 Art Focus Day
|Friday 13/20/27 August||
The School Explorers - Sessions 2pm - 3pm
|Tuesday 17 August||
Year 4 Art Focus Day
|Wednesday 18 August||
Special Tuckshop $5 Meal Deal lunch
|Monday 23 August||
CogLearn Staff Professional Learning
|Tuesday 24 August||
Year 1 Art Focus Day
|Tuesday 31 August||
Year 6 Art Focus Day
|Friday 3 September||
Father's Day Stall
|Saturday 4 September||
St Mary's P&F Garden Expo and Plant Fair - Postponed
|Monday 6 September||
Parent Workshop with Sharyn Lynch 3.15pm - 4.45pm
|Wednesday 8 September||
St Mary's Feast Day - Students wear BLUE
|Friday 17 September||
Grandparents and Special Friends Day - Postponed
Stage One Showcase of Learning
Last day of Term 3
St Mary's Mini Olympics
Teaching and Learning
- Review, checking previous day’s work (and reteaching if necessary)
- Presenting new content/skills.
- Initial student practise (and checking for understanding)
- Feedback and correctives (and re-teaching if necessary)
- Student independent practise.
- Weekly and monthly reviews.
Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop - Feast Day –August 8
We continue to focus on our school value of COMPASSION and what better role model do we have than our first Australian Saint, St Mary of the Cross, whose feast day we celebrate this coming Sunday. Mary answered God’s call and clothed herself with the qualities of Jesus.
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other … Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:12-14)
St Mary Mackillop’s daily life reflected compassion for others. She lived by her mottos:
“To live simply, travel lightly and make room for all”
“Never see a need without doing something about it”
Mary’s compassionate way of life inspired others to follow in her footsteps. These women became known as the Sisters of St Joseph’. Today they can be found making a difference all over the world carrying on Jesus’ mission of reaching out to the poor and needy with love, compassion and faith. In Crookwell we have our very own Sister of St Joseph – Sr Rosemary – who reaches out to those in need.
All Christians are called to try to be saintly in their daily lives; to live lives according to God’s commandments to love God and one another. What a beautiful world it would be if everyone was inspired to follow Mary Mackillop’s example by ‘making room for all’ and ‘never see a need without doing something about it.
God, help us to look with 'soft eyes' as Mary MacKillop did,
Upon all who are a part of our days
Allow us to break through the barrier
Of our scrutinising views.
Transform our inner landscape into a peaceful place of acceptance.
Pull back our projections and criticisms.
Replace our mean measurements and our biased expectations
With an openness that allows others to be.
Mary of the Cross Prayer Celebration
Today Year 5 and Fr Alex celebrated and gave thanks for the life of St Mary of the Cross with a special class prayer celebration. Tomorrow our school community will take part in a school prayer celebration to give thanks for Mary Mackillop and the Sisters of St Joseph.
Green and Gold Mini-Olympics Day
This Friday, August 6, students are able to wear green or gold mufti clothing to school, as we will be holding our very own St Mary’s Mini-Olympics. The day will include an opening ceremony, students rotating around ‘modified Olympic style’ activities and lots of fun.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!
Our school community is beyond proud of what Emily Chalker achieved during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She celebrated her 250th game for Australia, scored 5 goals, and was a formidable force in her role as a striker, playing some of her best hockey. What an amazing role model for our students, well done Emily!
Save the Date
- Boorowa Touch Football
Friday, October 15
Years 2-6 (Compulsory all students to attend)
Please be advised that the Archdiocese athletics has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Once they have a new date, we will advise.
Please make sure that students are registered online in the meantime. Team members are:
Term 3 P&F Executive Meeting
This week the P&F Executive Committee met to discuss the upcoming fundraising events and their viability with the current restrictions. A decision has been made to postpone the Garden Expo and Plant Fair until Autumn 2022. I would like to thank Jolene Grove for the work she put into organise this event. We are pleased that Jolene has agreed to continue in this coordinating role next year.
Other possible upcoming fundraising events may include a Pie Drive and Raffle. We will keep you posted.
Tuckshop CoordinatorAt the end of this year we will farewell our fantastic volunteer tuckshop coordinator, Daria Lawson. Daria has held this position since 2019 and has done a wonderful job.
Special Lunch Order Day
On Wednesday 18 August, we will sell some of the remaining stock from the Northern Region Cross Country Carnival. The lunch $5 meal deal will include a packet of Smiths chips, a fruit juice popper or bottle of water and a meat pie. Orders can be placed through QKR.
We would like to invite any new or existing families to join us for a shift volunteering in our school tuckshop this year.
If you are able to assist please fill out the eform here: Tuckshop Helpers
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO OVER THE COUNTER CASH SALES FOR HOT FOOD OFF THE MAIN MENU, THESE MUST BE ORDERED.
Over the counter cash sales of cold packaged items like chips, yoghurt frogs, frozen yoghurts, etc, are available.
Term Three Roster
The Term Three roster is below. If you are unable to do your allocated date or there is a day which you are able to help, please let Daria know.
The Student of the Weeks Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Lucinda Fannin and Riley Plumb
Year 1 - Bodi Cooper, Hamish Carlon and Joe McCormack
Year 2 - Sophie Croker, Billie Garnham and Ruby Pappalardo
Year 3 - Lily Coggan, Sophie Kilborn and Thomas Walsh
Year 4 – William Croker and Ava Hewitt
Year 5 - Sophia Galland and Kaylee Skinner
Year 6 - Bridie Croker and Elisha Marcelino
School Spirit Awards
Kaitlin Francis and Phoebe Fannin for showing great leadership and compassion
Abigail Crosbie for caring for our school environment
Japanese Class Award
Year 5 for enthusiastically participating in activities
St Mary's Staff Stepping Up To Breast Cancer
This August, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is challenging all Australians to come together to Step Up to Breast Cancer.
Some of the St Mary's staff have stepped up to the challenge to complete 10,000 steps every day throughout the month and raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. This year 20,825 Australians will be diagnosed. That is why we have stepped up to the challenge to help fund the future of research and change these stats.
Please donate to our page and you’ll be helping the National Breast Cancer Foundation take one step closer to reaching their goal of Zero Deaths From Breast Cancer by 2030.
For Parish and Sacramental matters please forward your enquiries to Goulburn Parish Secretary, Sharon Cashman, via email or call into the Parish Office at the Old Convent Building on Thursdays only.
Phone: 48321 633
Address: 55 Wade Street (the Old Convent Building)