- Principal Talk with Mrs Lowe
- Religious Education with Mrs Skelly
- Classroom Support with Mrs Spackman
- Library News with Mrs Hewitt
- Student Showcase
- Student Awards
- Mother's Day Stall Corona Style!
- Representative Sport with Mrs Sally Croker
- P & F News
- Goulburn Mission Parish News
- School and Community Notices
Return to School
As you would already be aware the Director of Catholic Education has authorised that all students may return full time (5 days a week) to St Mary’s Primary School beginning on Monday 11 May – Week 3. This is also in line with the NSW Premier’s request to return to face to face teaching from Week 3. If for any reason there is an increase in the safety concerns for the students and staff before May 11, this decision will be reviewed.
To support our move back to face-to-face teaching and our endeavours to keep our school clean, sanitised and as germ-free as possible (as specified in my letter to parents on Monday), we ask that families do their part by strictly complying the social distancing regulations on weekends and after school hours. As a community, by limiting our contact to outside influences, we can strive as a united group to stay safe from the COVID-19 virus.
Next week we look forward to continuing your child's education in a face-to-face manner. Whilst most of our students have done an excellent job completing set remote learning tasks at home (thank you again for this!), the remote learning situation has highlighted for me the importance of student collaboration in learning. The social learning that occurs at school is vitally important. Each day at school students practise the practical skills of negotiation, communication, listening, humour, saying sorry, offering forgiveness and inclusion. Skills that play an important part in our development as a person.
Even though our students are back and it has been acknowledged by the Government and Health Authorities that social distancing regulations can not apply to children in schools, we have to carefully maintain these rules for our visiting adults and staff in schools. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.
Next week Morning Club will resume daily from 8am. At this stage, we ask that only families requiring this service to support their work send their children. It will resume for all families when all social distancing regulations are lifted.
We give thanks for the wonderful Mothers and Grandmothers and all you do for our students. We hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday. A short tribute video to our mums can be viewed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Primary-School-Crookwell-200903146739911/ or at https://spark.adobe.com/video/1d2gU4mY6R994
Congratulations to our staff members who have become grandparents. Mr O'Kane welcomed Evie and Mrs Dorothea Hewitt welcomed Astrid.
Student Pick Up
The street directly out the front of St Mary’s is a Bus Zone from 8.30am-9.30am and 3.00pm-4.00pm. Please be aware that occasionally parents dropping their children off in the mornings in this bus zone have been fined by the police.
We wish Finn a speedy recovery from his motorbike accident in the holidays. We hope that he mends quickly and is back with us soon.
Please spread the word about our School Tours. If you know someone who is interested in learning more about St Mary's or who has a child ready to start Kindergarten in 2021, we welcome their visit. Social distancing regulations will be put in place for our tours.
Enrolments can now be placed online. Go to https://enrolments.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrol/ to enrol now.
Enrolments packs are available from our School Office or can be downloaded from our website http://www.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrolment.html
The School Explorers Program
Next term our preschool friends will be visiting each Friday afternoon to participate in The School Explorers, our school readiness program.
Attached below is the amended program dates, please share this around!
This Sunday is Mothers’ Day.
God our Creator, we pray:
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility;
for all mothers...
-who are tired, stressed or depressed;
-who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
-who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
-whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
-who raise children on their own;
-who have lost a child;
-who care for the children of others;
-whose children have left home;
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender, and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good. May your loving hand guide them in the special work they do. Amen.
May is also the month for honouring Mary the mother of Jesus.
We thank God for Mary. She was hand-selected by the God of the universe to bring Jesus, our Savior, into the world and to nurture and care for Him until the day of His death on the cross. She faced many challenges and endured hardship and sorrow. She has held a place of highest honour since she said “YES” to God. She is an awesome example of faith, hope, love, courage and compassion to mothers everywhere.
We our salvation to Mary’s decision to love and accept the gift God had given her. We owe our lives to our own mothers for making the same decision.
From next week, all students must be wearing their full winter uniform.
Items can be purchased from the Uniform Shop via Qkr or picking up in person on Tuesday and Thursday's only, 12-1pm
Boys Winter Uniform
Grey long sleeve shirt*
Grey school socks with gold stripe*
Bottle green V neck jumper*
Black school shoes (No joggers or sandshoes. Shoes must be plain,lace up, fully enclosed or black elastic sided boots)
Bottle green jacket/coat*
School Hat* or bottle green beanie
Girls Winter Uniform
Fawn long sleeved blouse*
Bottle green gabardine pants*with black socks OR
Bottle green tartan pinafore* & black tights
Bottle green V neck jumper *
Black school shoes (No joggers or sandshoes. Black plain, lace up, fully enclosed or Mary-Jane style)
Bottle green jacket/coat*
School Hat* or bottle green beanie
* Correct style available only at the St Mary’s School Uniform Shop.
Below is the link to a webinar hosted by Ash Manuel. Ash proposes 6 ways to overcome adversity in challenging times and presents practical activities to build and protect the mental well-being of our students and families.
The webinar is called 6 Ways to Overcome Adversity in Challenging Times.
A talk by Ash Manuel. During this session, Ash will take you through six ways you can overcome adversity in challenging times. Not only will he discuss the six ways, but he will also show you how, by sharing practical activities that you can do to build and protect your mental wellbeing. Not only your mental wellbeing but that of your family and students. In 2010, while teaching as a primary school physical education teacher in Adelaide, Ash discovered his most significant learning. Resilience, grit and happiness can be practised - in the same way, skills in a sport can be practised. As a result Growing With Gratitude was born. Growing With Gratitude focuses on teaching children skills based on gratitude, kindness, empathy, positive reflection & serving others, the critical building blocks to resilience, grit & happiness. Today, Ash is widely regarded as a leader in primary school positive education. Growing With Gratitude offers whole school presentations, in-class sessions, stu
Additional information can be found at https://www.growingwithgratitude.com.au/about-us/
Growing With Gratitude is a resilience program that builds and protects young people's mental wellbeing. We do this by teaching skills based on gratitude...
Maths Game of the Week
Kinder, Year 1,2 and 3
Card flip to 12
Be the first player to turn over all of your cards
0-12 where King is 0, Jack is 11 and Queen is 12!
Each player has a row of cards in front of them 0-12.
Players take turns to roll two die.
You can choose to add or subtract the numbers on each dice face to equal a number 0-12. Turn down the card that is your answer.
Skip a turn if you have already turned the card down.
Eg. Roll a 6, Roll a 2; Answer is 4 if I subtract, so I turn card 4 down.
Years 4,5 and 6
The aim is to add as many cards as you can in 30 seconds.
Start timer and you have 30 seconds to turn over cards and add as you go.
Play a second time and see if you can beat your first total.
A=1, J=11, Q=12, K=13
Helping your child with arithmetic
Borrowing Library Books
Children will be unable to borrow books from Library until further notice due to the increase in student numbers next week.
Children have access a SORA a collection of Ebooks and Audio books
Issue 3 will be a digital catalogue and orders need to be completed online by Friday 8 May through LOOP.
Click on the link and it will take you to the catalogue for you to browse items
All orders MUST be completed through LOOP
LOOP enables parents to order and pay for your child’s order online using a credit card or voucher if you have one.
Click the link below to go to LOOP ordering website
If this is the first time to use LOOP you will need to select Register
Fill in your personal details and add children and their class
Select school - St Mary’s CROOKWELL by entering Postcode.
Once registered choose Order
Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue
Follow the instructions for payment and submit
All orders are sent directly to the school for submission to Scholastic.
Books will be delivered to school for collection from the office
The Student of the Week Award recipients this week are:
Kinder - Sofia Lawson and Vincent Moloney
Year 1 - Anna O'Brien and Flynn Reeves
Year 2 - Sophie Culley and Alex Storrier
Year 3 - Kaitlin Francis and Lachlan Pascoe
Year 4 – Saxon Greenwood and Jack Peden
Year 5 - Georgina Culley
Year 6 - Bree Hearne
Latest Rep Sport Trial Update
CSNSW are planning to suspend all student registrations on their website until further notice.
Registration levies will be refunded to parents and they are looking at the most efficient way of doing this (hopefully within the next few weeks).
The NSWPSSA and NSWCHSSA announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak and ‘social distancing strategy’ all of their programs for Term 2 are now cancelled.
- 5 – 7 May 2020 NSWPSSA Boys Basketball Championships – Terrigal
- 5 – 8 May 2020 NSWPSSA Tennis Championships – Broadmeadow
- 19– 21 May 2020 NSWPSSA Girls Football Championships – Rooty Hill
- 19 – 21 May 2020 NSWPSSA Boys AFL Championships – Byron Bay
- 26 – 28 May 2020 NSWPSSA Boys Football Championships – Griffith
- 26– 28 May 2020 NSWPSSA Girls Hockey Championships – Unanderra
- 2 – 4 June 2020 NSWPSSA Boys Hockey Championships – Newcastle
- 16 – 18 June 2020 NSWPSSA Boys 11 years Rugby League Championships – Kiama
- 23 – 25 June 2020 NSWPSSA Open Boys Rugby League Championships – Tamworth
- NSWPSSA Knockout Competitions
Please note these events are ‘cancelled’ contrasted to ‘suspended’ or ‘temporarily ceased’, this implies to me that they will likely not be re-scheduled.
They will update their webpage to reflect this announcement including the flow-on effect this will have on our selection trials etc.
P & F Left-Over Food Sale
P & F Meeting
Due to the current social distancing and non-essential travel regulations the Term 2 P & F Meeting has been postponed. The Term 2 event coordinators will continue with the organisation of their events, in consultation with the P & F Executive Committee.
We thank you for your support with P & F events and look forward to re-grouping in Week 4 of Term 3.
Due to the current situation, the tuckshop will remain closed until further notice.
St Mary's Church closed
St. Mary’s Church is now closed with all masses cancelled.
Fr Joshy will be doing Mass on line. It can be accessed through our facebook page- "St. Mary’s Church Crookwell".
Masses can also be accessed through the Catholicvoice.org.au
Maybe parents could help grandparents to access on line masses.
All Sacraments are on hold for now.
All Baptisms are on hold for now.
If any enquiries please contact Parish 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)
We need your help to name our crane at the Goulburn Base Hospital Redevelopment
Be in to win a $1000.00 sporting equipment or book voucher for your School
The Name the Crane competition is open to all local primary schools and children of primary school age or capability in the Goulburn-Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Shire Local Government Areas (LGAs), and in the Paediatric Ward at Goulburn Base Hospital.
Entries close at 5:00pm on Friday 15 May 2020
The winning student, their teachers and up to four guests will be invited to attend a crane naming ceremony (online or at the redevelopment site). Additional prizes will be awarded for best coloured entry, extra effort, 2nd and 3rd place getters.
The Goulburn Hospital & Health Service Redevelopment team will display some of the best entries on the Southern NSW LHD Facebook site and the Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment website: www.goulburnredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au
- Print off the entry form
- Complete the entry form and colour it in
- Ask you parent or legal guardian to sign your entry
- Scan or take a photo, save and send to: SNSWLHD-GoulburnHospitalRedevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au
- ENTRIES CLOSE 5:00PM FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020
To colour your entry electronically:
- Download the JPEG file on the project website
- Open with the ‘Paint’ application on your computer
- Colour your entry
- Save it and send with YOUR completed entry form to: SNSWLHD-GoulburnHospital-Redevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au
- ENTRIES CLOSE 5:00PM FRIDAY 8 MAY 2020
Questions or more information:
Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment team: SNSWLHD-GoulburnHospital-Redevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au or check the website: http://www.goulburnredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au/