What a beautiful start to winter, waking to find a veil of snow covering our district on Tuesday morning! The students and staff who managed to make it to school enjoyed some additional snow related learning activities.
Thank you to the Upper Lachlan Shire Council for clearing our entrances to make our school as safe as possible.
Review of Counselling and Wellbeing Services
In the interests of ensuring our students have access to high-quality programs and systems to support their wellbeing, Catholic Education is conducting a review of the wellbeing services and programs that are currently available in our schools.
As a key stakeholder we seek your input into this process of review. We, therefore, invite you to complete an online survey which may be accessed by following the hyperlink:
In advance, we thank you for taking the time to share your insights and perspectives.
We are currently in the process of migrating to the SZapp for our communication messages and website. This is the app for the platform Schoolzine, which our newsletter is published through. You may have noticed a few messages come through this channel already. The Schoolzine products are supplied financially from the Catholic Education Office, whereas Skoolbag is funded solely by us. As the SZapp performs everything Skoolbag does, we have decided there is no sense in paying for this product. SZapp will allow you to do absence notes, changes of travel arrangements, changes to details, etc.
Attached below are instructions on how to download the SZapp. If you experience any problems, please see Belinda.
We appreciate your patience and understanding with this change.
Enrolments can now be placed online. Go to https://enrolments.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrol/ to enrol now.
Enrolments packs have been sent home with students who have siblings commencing in 2020. If you did not receive your bag please contact Belinda in the School Office.
Information can also be downloaded from our website http://www.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrolment.html
Striving for EXCELLENCE- Make a Difference in Our World
Our Year 6 students were commissioned as Mini Vinnies leaders last Thursday. They are striving for excellence in their commitment to answer Jesus’ call to make a difference in the world by:
- Caring for, respecting and loving themselves
- Strengthening their friendship with Jesus by praying each day and talking to others about him
- Caring for others in their school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble.
- Contributing to the happiness of their family through their help, respect, consideration, joy and kindness.
- Caring for, appreciating and enjoying God’s creation
- Treating others the way they would like to be treated.
We could all make a difference in our world with these goals!
Let us all answer Jesus’ call to carry on His mission of love…
Christ Has No Body
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD by supporting our Mini Vinnies WINTER APPEAL
Donation of the following items would be greatly appreciated:
- New thick socks
- New gloves/mittens
- Coats and scarves
- Sleeping bags
(please make sure any used items are in reasonable condition)
Sue Larkey and Tony Attwood are well known for their professional development days for parents and teachers. They also offer e-learning and many resources to assist families in managing challenging behaviours. The following e-book has lots of strategies for all students, but especially children with ASD, ADD, ADHD, ODD and developmental delays.
Additional needs/Sensory toys/Social & emotional skills resources
The Elizabeth Richards store has many items for children with additional needs including, social skills games, therapy swings, sensory items, calming items, hearing protectors, timers. We use many of these items at school.
Reading Helpers Needed
We still need a few more volunteers for our READING INTERVENTION programs. If you have 45 minutes available on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, we would love your help!
Archdiocesan Cross Country
Unfortunately, due to the snow on Tuesday we only had three students attend the event at Mt Stromlo. Fabulous results though with Ellie McCormack finishing 5th and both Isabelle Galland and Ava Nicholson finishing within the top ten.
This means Ellie is now a member of the Archdiocesan team and as such will represent Canberra Goulburn at the NSWCPS (MacKillop) Cross Country on Friday the 14th of June at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.
Mackillop Boys Hockey –
Reports from Lismore state: "George was dangerous in attack and defending with great reading of the play as well as getting the ball out of danger. Mackillop finished in First place with a three way tie. Unfortunately with for and against points taken into account they missed out on a semi-final match. At time of print they were playing Polding to secure ownership of the ‘Catholic Cup’".
- 8:15 V North West - Won 3-0
- 10:45 V Sydney North – Lost 3-1
- 2:05pm V Hunter – Won 3-0
- 7:50am V Sydney West - Won 2-1
- 1:40pm V Sydney East – Won 2-1
- 3:10pm V Riverina – Won 1-0
Mackillop vs Polding- result to follow
Northern Region Athletics- Wednesday 19 June
Below are the details for this year’s Northern Region Athletics Carnival.
Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Venue: Hudson Park, Bradfordville, Goulburn
Entry Fee: $7.50 per student
If your child is not going to take their spot in our School Team we need to be notified ASAP so the next chid in line can receive an offer.
The Student of the Week Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Tommy Picker & Riley O'Brien
Year 1 - Andrew Lawson, Lucas Plumb & Elkie Storrier
Year 2 - Phoebe Fannin & Ava Hewitt
Year 3 - Rorey Hearne & Ava Nicholson
Year 4 – Seth Grove
Year 5 - Nathaniel Waters & Ethan Whittle
Year 6 - Adelaide Halse & Billie Skelly
School Spirit Awards
Ava Nicholson & Sommer-Lee Gann for demonstrating the School Value of Compassion & Kindness
Bella Croker for offering Service to Others
Awards are presented at our Monday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please remember to clearly name your children's items of clothing so we can return any lost items as soon as possible.
It would also be appreciated if you could please check the items of clothing your children bring home to ensure it belongs to you as we have had a lot of items that have been named, that have not returned to their rightful owners. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Term 2 School Fees are now due. Please ensure if you haven't already done so, to pay at your earliest convenience.
If you have a direct debit in place, perhaps it is time to ensure the amount is enough to cover each term's fees.
Options are available so please do not hesitate to contact Belinda to discuss if need be.
Friday 7 June- Sally Gamble, Jayde Costello, Daria Lawson
Monday 10 June- NO TUCKSHOP PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Friday 14 June- Amanda Kemp, Katherine Fraser, Sally Galland
Monday 17 June- Allison Hewitt, Angela Cuskelly, Claire McCormack
Friday 21 June- Angela Cuskelly, Rebecca Scott, Belinda Foley
Please arrive at 9.15am.
Please remember it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you cannot do your allocated time.
An updated paper copy of the roster has gone home which includes your contact phone number. If you wish to not have your number listed, please contact the office. This is to ensure a smoother process for volunteers to arrange their own replacement.
Rechell Naughton has kindly taken on the coordination of the regular TBP Pie Drive. Attached below is a price list and order form which needs to be returned to school by Friday 14 June. Delivery will be on 25 June after 10.30am
Payment can be made via Qkr under the "P&F Payments" or by cash or cheque
Copies of the order form are also available at the school office
For Parish and Sacramental matters please forward your enquiries to Parish Secretary, Janet Haynes or Pastoral Associate Sr Rosemary via email or call into the Parish Office at the Old Convent Building on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Phone: 48321 633
Address: 55 Wade Street (the Old Convent Building)
9 June- Ashleigh Bachta & Olivia Anderson
16 June- Nathaniel Waters & Oliver Gray
23 June- Bella Croker
30 June- Eliza & Chloe Kemp
Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass to help Father prepare.
It is important that you contact another server to arrange a swap if you are unable to make it on your rostered day.
We would love it if some more children could join our Altar Serving team. Please contact the Parish Office if your child is interested. Training is provided and new children are rostered on with experienced servers.
UNSW Global now offer the ICAS assessments and the Reach assessments. Please see below for further information.
These have now been set up that allows parents to register and pay directly to UNSW.
Please contact Belinda if you have any questions.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery- school holiday courses
Fuzzy folks with Penny
When: Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July
Time: 10am - 12pm both days
Ages: 6 and older
Local artist Penny Saxton, is a ceramics sensation whose works are full of fun. Penny will assist you to create a comical little character using bisque fired clay forms, collage materials and other bits and pieces. Return the following day to create a fuzzy head of hair using felting techniques. Price includes all materials – just bring your wild imagination.
Pet portraits with Sally
When: Tuesday 16 July
Time: 10am - 12pm
Ages: 8 and older
Our Education Officer Sally O’Neill is a pet portrait wiz! Work with Sally to create a portrait of your special fluffy friend. Learn about proportion, painting techniques and creating a likeness of your cute pet. Remember to bring along a photo of your pet to work from
Tessellation prints with Sally
When: Friday 19 July
Time: 10am - 12pm
Ages: 6 and older
Tessellations are the perfect result of when maths and art collide! Using basic geometry skills, create a design on a foam tile before printing it over and over in black ink. Dry your design and colour it using water colour paint and markers.
Pictures and Popcorn at the Arena
School and Regional Travel
Please see the PDF attachment for information regarding bus transport and how to apply for a bus pass.