|Friday 1 November||Grandparents & Special Friends Day|
|P & F Social Function 7pm - Laggan Hotel|
|Tuesday 5 November||P & F Meeting 7pm Staffroom|
|Thursday 14 November||School Counsellor visit - bookings through the Office|
|Friday 15 November||Kindergarten Showcase of Learning|
|Friday 22 November||Mission Day|
|Wednesday 4 December||Christmas Concert Matinee 12pm|
|Thursday 5 December||Family BBQ 5.30pm and Christmas Concert 6.30pm|
|School Counsellor visit- bookings through the Office|
|Thursday 12 December||End of Year Mass and Leadership Changeover Ceremony|
|Monday 16 December||Movie Excursion|
|Year 6 Farewell Dinner|
|Wednesday 18 December||Year 6 Final Assembly and Awards Presentation|
|Last day of school for the term|
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Tomorrow, Friday 1 November we host our very special Grandparents and Special Friends Day. This day will commence with Mass at 9.30am and be followed by classroom visits. At 11.00am we will provide morning tea in the MP Hall for our visitors. If families could please send in a plate of food to share this would be greatly appreciated. Our Year One families are serving the morning tea and selling tickets in a raffle as their fundraising event on this day. If you can assist please contact Rechell Naughton.
After morning tea, at 11.45 am, our students will perform on stage to a collection of movie tunes. The day will conclude at approximately 12.45pm.
Unfortunately, late last term, well after our calendar was set, the compulsory annual Principal Leaders Day Meeting date was changed. I am now unable to attend this wonderful event (my favourite of the year!) so will leave you all in Sally Croker's very capable hands.
Please see a link to the invitation sent home below:
Boorowa Touch Football
What an experience the Boorowa Touch Football Carnival was this year! I do not think, in the history of that carnival (and I have been attending since I was a primary school student) that we have ever experienced such appalling weather conditions.
Weather aside, congratulations to all of our students who participated. They all tried their very hardest and displayed excellent sportsmanship.
Thank you to the parents and staff who attended for your valuable help. Thank you to Mrs Rachael Croker for her organisation and coordination of this event.
Operation Christmas Child
I would like to thank our school community for their very generous donations towards the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) project for Samaritan’s Purse.
Today we filled ten boxes with beautiful gifts. It's lovely to know that we will have a part in making some children happy this Christmas.
Expressions of Interest: Junior Basketball Sessions
If anyone is interested in their children participating in some after school junior basketball skills sessions, and assisting with these, please contact Sam Simmons 0436918147.
Social Event - 1 November - LAST CHANCE
Tickets are now on sale for the P&F organised social event which will be held tomorrow, Friday 1 November, at Laggan Hotel. The night will consist of finger food and live music in a casual outdoor setting. Please come along and encourage all of your family and friends to do the same. The more the merrier!
Tickets can be purchased via Qkr!.
'Fancy Hat Day' - Melbourne Cup Tuesday 5 November
Next Tuesday is Melbourne Cup Day. Our students are permitted to wear a different hat, other than our school hat, on this day.
There will be a small prize for the fanciest hat.
Save the Date
Tomorrow 1 November - All Saints Day
The designation of November 1 as All Saints Day occurred over time, after the legalisation of Christianity in A.D. 313.
On this day, we give thanks for the many men and women who chose to live lives of faith, hope and love, and in doing so, helped lead others into God’s loving embrace.
We ask them, the Saints, to pray for us today, that we may follow Jesus and experience God’s mercy and love.
Tomorrow is also Grandparents Day – our chance to celebrate and give thanks for these special and valuable people.
Grandparents see the inner beauty of the grandchild
And make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer.
A Blessing for Grandparents
Dear God, Please bless our grandparents.
Thank you for the life they gave our parents
and for the life they give to us.
For the ways they help us and make us strong, we give thanks.
For the ways they love us no matter what, we rejoice.
For the ways they have paved the road that leads us here, we are grateful.
Let them grow in wisdom and joy in life.
Let them find peace and rest from their work.
Let them be healed of every sickness and pain.
And let them see with their own eyes
the glory of your Son, Jesus, in the love of their children and grandchildren.
Bless them always until they come to rest in you. Amen.
Brain development in young children
Below is the link to a good article on brain development in young children. About 90% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years of a child’s life.
Positive Parent Tips
Specific Child Development Conditions
International Day of People with Disability- Goulburn
Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids
Although children of all ages often watch YouTube content directly via the website or main YouTube app, YouTube itself states that the only place children should be watching its videos is in the YouTube Kids app.
Book Club mazagines will go home this week. Please note the date stamped on the magazine is incorrect and it should reflect the due date is THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER.
Ordering and payment is made through LOOP. Alternatively, orders and payment can be sent to school.
Grandparents Day- November 1
A small book of raffle tickets has been sent home to be sold for our Grandparents Day. Tickets are $1.00 each and there is a great selection of prizes to be won. If you would like more tickets, please collect from the Office.
Parents are kindly asked to bring a plate to share on Grandparents Day.
Year 1 Parents- are required to assist with serving. If you haven't already replied to Rechell Naughton with your availability, please do so ASAP.
The P&F Social Event is tomorrow night, 1 November at the Laggan Hotel.
GET IN QUICK TO GET YOUR LAST MINUTE TICKETS!! Tickets are available on Qkr or via the School Office.
The organisers have worked hard to organise an event that caters for all, so it would be great to see as many as possible. Ring your friends and get a group together!
Please remember to bring in your sold raffle tickets if you haven't already.
Year 3 parents if you could please let Daria know if you are able to help with the items listed on the note sent home at the end of Term 3, please.
Remember more hands means lighter work, so if everyone was able to do one day per term it would reduce the load for others. The children appreciate your time!
Boorowa Touch Football
It was a spectacular day at the Boorowa Touch Football Carnival last Friday, despite the weather conditions. The students played with enthusiasm and displayed excellent sportsperson ship
Thank you to our staff for all of your preparation leading up to the carnival, and following teams on the day.
A very special thank you to our amazing volunteers who assisted with coaching and umpiring. We are grateful for your continued support.
The Student of the Week Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Anna Cuskelly and Harley White
Year 1 - Sophie Culley, Lucas Plumb and Maddie Strode
Year 2 - Phoebe Fannin and Lachlan Pascoe
Year 3 - William Millett and Naomi Picker
Year 4 – Bridie Croker and Georgina Culley
Year 5 - Bree Hearne, Chloe Salt and Nathaniel Waters
Year 6 - Taj Cooper and Bella Croker
School Spirit Awards
Ethan Whittle for demonstrating the School Values
Awards are presented at our Monday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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)
3 November- Regan Picker
10 November- Phoebe Selmes & Oliver Gray
17 November- Regan Picker & Olivia Anderson
24 November- Nathaniel Waters
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.
Mary Gilmore Youth Showcase
Last Saturday Georgina Culley and William Heffernan performed with many other students from the area for the Mary Gilmore Youth Showcase. Georgina played a classical guitar piece “Waltz in G” and William performed “Skinny String Boogie “ on the electric guitar . Well done to both students for getting up on stage and performing solo.
A reminder that we are no longer utilising the Skoolbag app any longer and we have now commenced use of the "SZapp" app. This app is how we send out school notices and emails and utilises the same platform that our online newsletters are sent on and also our website. It is important that our newsletter email address is saved as a "safe" address to ensure it doesn't go to your spam or junk email folders.
Below are instructions on how to download the app, registering and managing your notifications. Please ensure your notifications are turned on so that you receive all the correct information.
Please see Belinda if you would like help installing the app.
KAOS- Kids Acting On Stage
The 2020 Kaos production is titled "In Hot Pursuit" and will be at the Crookwell Memorial Hall on the 8, 9, 10 November.
There are 43 young people involved in this production aged 6 years to 16 years and the script was written and direvted by local playwright Mr Peter Stephens.
Make sure you head and see it!