- Principal Talk with Mrs Lowe
- Religious Education with Mrs Skelly
- School Sport with Mrs Rachael Croker
- Representative Sport with Mrs Sally Croker
- Classroom Support with Mrs Spackman
- Child Safe Advocate with Mrs Sally Croker
- Peer Support
- Student Awards
- P & F News
- Parish News
- Goulburn Eisteddfod Public Speaking
- School and Community Notices
Term 3 Key Dates
|Friday 13 September||Official Opening of the Multipurpose Sports Court|
|Friday 20 September||Archdiocesan Public Speaking Competition Boorowa- Sophia & Lucy|
|Friday 20 September||K/1/2 Excursion to National Zoo and Aquarium|
|Thursday 26 September||School Disco -Years 3-6 - RESCHEDULED to Term 4|
|Friday 27 September||Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) Showcase of Learning 12.30pm|
|End of term|
Tomorrow Friday 13 September, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, along with the Director of Education Ross Fox, representatives from the Parish, Catholic Education Office, Upper Lachlan Shire Council, School Board, Parents and Friends Association, will join the staff and students for an official opening and blessing of our new multipurpose sports court.
This will occur on-site at 10.30am. Our school community are welcome to join us for this special event.
Receiving Your Newsletters
As we are increasing our usage of the Schoolzine platform to send messages home, some are finding that their emails are no longer coming through. This may be due to your email providers rules and them deciding our emails are Spam or Junk. Please check these two mailboxes and if you find an email from us there, right-click on it to mark it as "Not Spam". You can also add the sending address/domain of firstname.lastname@example.org to the ‘Safe senders and domains’ in your account settings. This blog shows how to adjust the fields: https://www.lifewire.com/set-outlook-junk-mail-filter-to-standard-1174282
2020 Kindergarten Enrolments
I will be conducting our 2020 Kindergarten Interviews, with our new students and their parents, from 16 - 20 September. This process helps us ensure that we cater for each of our incoming student's individual needs.
If you are intending on enrolling your child at St Mary's, but have not yet done so, could you please complete this process as soon as possible.
Enrolments can now be placed online. Go to https://enrolments.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrol/ or collect an enrolment form from Belinda in the Office.
For assistance with the application process please contact Belinda.
The Message Box
We have placed a letterbox near the whiteboard in the Sails Area to aid student communication. Students can write me a letter about anything at all- this could include concerns, worries, joys, to share their learning or anything at all. I love getting mail!
In collaboration with our senior students and our Child Safe Advocacy Officer, Mrs. Sally Croker, we decided it would be good to give students a mechanism for reporting. Sometimes things can occur that we are unaware of and that students do not wish to tell a teacher about. This message box gives students a voice whilst respecting their privacy.
Respect for Creation
We are continuing to reflect on our school value of RESPECT, and especially in these last couple of weeks – respect for creation. At our school assembly on Monday, our Year 3 children shared their ideas about how to show respect for God’s wonderful gifts of creation.
- Say thank you to God
- Enjoy nature – have a picnic, go for a walk or bike ride
- Smell the flowers
- Do some gardening
- Try to recycle
- Use less plastic
- Care for nature – help an injured animal
We rejoice and give thanks for Spring,
For new life in creation all around us
And for each new day with new opportunities and new blessings
For a school term full of life, love and learning;
we give thanks.
What a fantastic day Years 3-6 had at the Woolworths Cricket Blast on Tuesday.
Our students were highly engaged, taking part in skills sessions, modified games and the very popular ‘Class Catch’ competition.
I am sure that many of our students came away from the day having learnt new skills and enjoyed taking part in a team sport.
Many thanks to our Years 3-6 teachers and support staff for your assistance with this event.
Primary Sport- Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese
Last week Jake Cosgrove travelled to Wagga Wagga for the MacKillop cricket trials. Following is Jake's report:
"On Thursday morning I left for Wagga because we had a training session that afternoon. In our session there were 66 boys from Sydney, Wagga, Canberra and Yass. We each batted on the pitch for two overs and then we bowled for two overs.
The next day we had to be at the oval at 8am because there was a chance of showers. We basically followed the same format as at training the day before.
They chose possible and probables of 12 in each team. They chose MacKillop and Invitational members. I wasn't selected but will definitely go again in 2020!"
NSW CPS - MacKillop Athletics Trials
Next Monday Rosa heads to Sydney to compete in shot put at the NSW CPS - MacKillop Athletics Trials, we wish Rosa the best of luck!
Parenting isn’t always easy!
- Gratitude: encourage your child to be grateful for the many things they have
- Positive: encourage your child to read and listen to positive content in books/movies/games/play
- Balance the real world with the online world
- Eat healthily
- Sleep well; go to bed early.
- Surround themselves with positive people.
- Tell them they are valued.
- Encourage and model positive self-talk.
Helpers Needed For Our Intervention Programs
If you would like to assist with any of our intervention programs at school, please complete the volunteer form link below or contact Belinda, Sarah or myself. Parents/grandparents/community members are welcome to help. They need to have a Working with Children Check and we can help them with this application process. We will train the volunteers in what to do. You may like to come and simply listen to some children read. We currently offer intervention programs in Spelling, Reading and Numeracy.
Today is "R U Ok?" Day.
Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
Peer Support- Moving Forward
Week 5 of Program
We introduce a 3 step model this week to encourage resilient responses; "Pause, Plan, Proceed".
The children take part in an activity to identify their feelings and the immediate effects on their bodies i.e. butterflies in their stomachs. The normalcy of feelings is acknowledged and the importance of being proactive is stressed.The children learn that pausing when they are emotional is helpful. They can do this by being still, taking a deep breath or counting to ten. Pausing gives children space to see a situation more accurately before planning a response.
Ask your child to describe the 3 steps of the model and what is involved in each one.
The Student of the Week Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Spencer Charnock and Ruby Pappalardo
Year 1 - Jaydan Costello, Sienna Gann and Olivia Millett
Year 2 - Lauren Fraser and Katyanna Waters
Year 3 - Harry Price
Year 4 – Kiowa Morning
Year 5 - Regan Picker and Chloe Salt
Year 6 - Paige Croker and Darcy Selmes
School Spirit Awards
Tommy Picker for demonstrating the school value of Respect
A'dee Reynolds for demonstrating the school value of Respect and having a positive attitude
Awards are presented at our Monday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Friday 13 September- Daria Lawson, Rachael Selmes, Reane Strode
Monday 16 September- Volunteers required or will be closed
Friday 20 September- Daria Lawson, Rachael Selmes, Jackie Blowes
Monday 23 September- Volunteers required or will be closed
Goulburn Catholic Mission Mass and Lunch
This Sunday, 15 September, the Goulburn Catholic Mission will be having mass followed by lunch to celebrate 180 years of the Goulburn Parish and to farwell Fr Dermid. Please find further information regarding time and tickets below.
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)
15 September- Olivia Anderson
22 September- Nathaniel Waters and Regan Picker
29 September- Nathaniel Waters
6 October- Regan Picker and Olivia Anderson
13 October- Phoebe Selmes and Oliver Gray
20 October- Regan Picker and Nathaniel Waters
27 October- Oliver Gray, Skyelah Gray and Abagail Gray
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.
Goulburn Eisteddfod is holding their Primary Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday 24 September commencing at 9.30am at the Lieder Theatre
This year they have a $100 Cash prize for the Best Primary Public Speaker as well as an award for the Champion Primary School.
Entries will be accepted until 23September and you can also make payment on the day.
Note cards are permitted. No copy needs to be provided for the adjudicator. Competitors are expected to enter in the section which reflects their current level of study. Competitors can enter own choice and/or set topic.
- Year 3 - Time limit 2 mins: Own Choice
- Year 4 - Time limit 2 mins: Own Choice
- Year 5 - Time limit 3 mins: Own Choice
- Year 6 -. Time limit 3 mins: Own Choice
Entry forms can be collected from the School Office.
Looking for some single beds?
Maureen Lucock has two single white wrought-iron beds that she is looking to give away. Please contact Maureen on 0477 436 326 if interested
Blood or plasma donation
The Goulburn branch of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service are searching for more donors for blood or plasma. The Naughton family are great supporters and go as a whole. They would like to encourage other parents to go and you can mention you are from St Mary's Primary School and they will keep a monthly tally of our donations. More details can be found on https://www.donateblood.com.au/blood-donor-centre/goulburn-donor-centre
Auskick in Crookwell
The students were excited to meet James who told them all about the fun of Auskick which will happen in Crookwell. Details below
Landcare are running a school holiday program on Thursday 10 October. Please see below for more information.
Taralga Fun Run
As part of the Taste of Taralga Festival, there will be a fun run held on Saturday 5 October. Go and be a part of the festivities!