- Principal Talk with Mrs Lowe
- Religious Education with Mrs Skelly
- Child Safe Advocate with Mrs Sally Croker
- Representative Sport with Mrs Sally Croker
- Classroom Support with Mrs Spackman
- Library News with Mrs McCormack
- Music with Mrs Cummins
- Student Awards
- P & F News
- Goulburn Mission Parish News
- School and Community Notices
I am very pleased to share with you that our building works commenced on Monday, as forecast. This week the fence has been constructed and clear-out has commenced. The new carpet tiles have been saved and will be used in another area of the school. This is certainly a very exciting time for the whole St Mary's School and Parish Community. The plans for the building works can be viewed in the School Office foyer.
I would like to thank Catherine, Dave and Georgina Culley for organising the division and delivery of P&F sausages and steak. The bacon will be defrosted and distributed at a later date. Your effort is very much appreciated!
Thank you to Reane Strode for organising the Kindergarten 100 Club Fundraiser. If you haven't purchased a number yet this can be done on QKR!. The winner will be drawn on Friday - stay tuned.
From now on, there will be no front step access to the Office. Those who need to see Belinda or me will need to come through the Old Hall and use the internal stairs.
Morning temperature checks will continue in the Old Hall. Students will enter through the main doors and exit through the side door. In the afternoon the bus lines will be held in the Old Hall. If you are waiting to collect your child, and it is not raining or too cold, in the interest of maintaining social distancing for adults, we ask you to please wait outside, either near the library entrance or Mary statue. We will send your child to you.
Please remember that whilst we are faced with COVID-19, we request that all adult access is limited in the school grounds. This means that unless you have a need to visit the office or have a pre-arranged appointment, we kindly ask that you do not come into the school grounds. This is for the health and safety of our students and staff. Thank you for respecting this request.
Lost Property and Naming of Clothes
Please ensure that all pieces of clothing and other items sent to school are well named so we can return pieces to their owners quickly.
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!
Holy Trinity Sunday
This coming Sunday, we celebrate Trinity Sunday – God continues to reveal Himself to us in the Holy Trinity:-
FATHER (The creator whose presence is revealed in all of creation),
SON (Jesus - who was created out of love by the Father for us),
HOLY SPIRIT (The total and never-ending love between the Father and the Son which is also poured out for us).
As can be seen in the images below, the Trinity is a divine, loving relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
It is like three notes that combine to make one musical chord – each makes an equally profound contribution to the whole.
It is like a three-leaf clover, each leaf an equal and contributing part of the whole.
The Father, Son and Spirit have always been ONE; a divine love, seeking the same good – inviting us to share in this loving relationship. We are all invited to allow the gift of Father, Son and Spirit touch our lives.
As our journey through life continues, the Holy Spirit gradually reveals God’s message so that it speaks to us at appropriate times in our lives, revealing more, and guiding us to God.
Have you ever met a person who has accepted and opened themselves up to the Holy Spirit? You can see the fruits of the Holy Spirit working in them – regardless of whether they are well or unwell, happy or sad, wealthy or poor, they radiate the following:
Love – the kind of love that drives one to want and work for the good of others without seeking reward.
Joy - happiness and contentment that is not dependent on circumstances.
Peace – peace that comes even when circumstances are far from tranquil. Freedom from fear and worry about finances, safety, salvation, and eternal life.
Patience - withstanding challenging situations with perseverance and endurance. Being completely humble and gentle; patient, bearing with others in love.’ Ephesians 4:1-2
Kindness - having moral integrity with kindness and not getting trapped in self-righteousness judgement.
Goodness - uprightness of heart and life, doing good and kind things.
Faithfulness - dependability and trust based on confidence in God and His eternal love for us.
Gentleness - mildness of disposition, humbleness of heart (like Jesus)
Self-control –control of one’s body and its appetites and desires – physically and mentally.
Prayer is a time of allowing the gift of the Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Spirit - reach deeply into our lives. Prayer helps us to grow in love, in friendship, in understanding of the ways of God. The Spirit assists us, revealing God’s message, helping us to recognise how our way of living conforms to what God our Father asks of us and revealing how it does not. Jesus, the Son, shows us the right way through His life example.
May we grow in appreciation that we are created, loved and made holy by the continuing action and presence of the Holy Trinity.
Principle 3: My Family is Special during COVID-19
Children and young people are usually best supported within their families. Respectful relationships within and with families promotes safety.
Information from CECG Sports Coordinator Sherree Bush
Finance have begun the process of refunding Canberra Goulburn, MacKillop and CCC levies to parents for sporting events that have been cancelled.
As you can imagine this is an arduous task with many refunds to be processed and has had to go through a lengthy process of differing levels of approvals within our finance department. With the new website also comes new processes for refunds so is a new system for our finance department to learn.
One person within the finance department is in charge of manually performing these refunds so all in all will take her around two weeks to work through them all. Parents also need to remember that once she has allocated their refund it usually takes a couple of days before the money lands in their account.
We do apologise for the time taken for this to happen.
Scholastic Book Club
Issue 4, of Book Club, has been distributed. Orders are due TODAY.
Please order using the Loop website: scholastic.com.au/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 on ORDER
- OR Register first to save your details for next time
- Select your school and your child's class
- Add your child's first name & last initial (so the school knows who the book is for)
- Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue
- Follow the instructions for payment and submit
- Books will be delivered to your child's classroom if you order by the close date
- Afterwards, there is no need to return paper order forms or payment receipt details back to your school!
I am looking at creating a ukulele group. If you have a ukulele at home could you please bring it in for next week's Music lessons. We do have a small number available at school.
If your child is interested in joining this group ask them to let me know.
The Student of the Week Award recipients this week are:
Kinder - Bodi Cooper, Max McFadden and Evelyn Plumb
Year 1 - Imogen Hewitt, Flynn Reeves and Harper Seaman
Year 2 - Olivia Millett, Maddie Strode and Hayden Tarlinton
Year 3 - Pat Croker and Addin Grove
Year 4 – Sommer Gann and Finn McCormack
Year 5 - Reece Allport and Bridie Croker
Year 6 - Rosa Blowes and Darcy Simmons
School Spirit Award
Regan Picker- for being a great role model to class mates
Chloe Salt- for being a great role model to class mates
Bodi Cooper- for striving for excellence and helping others
Kindergarten Fundraiser- 100 Club
The winners will be drawn tomorrow! Be in it to win it!
A big thank you to Daria Lawson who has given up every Friday to open the tuckshop. Due to current restrictions, Daria will be there by herself and undertake strict hygiene measures. Tuckshop will be available on Friday's first break only with limited menu items, no window service and no cash orders.
Latest protocols for NSW Parishes
We are able to have a maximum of 50 people at any Mass. Names will be recorded as you enter the church. Only 1 door will be open, so we can keep a count. Names will also be recorded.
Protocol: Communion in the hand only
Customary/ recommended hygiene practices.
If you are coming to Mass this weekend could you please ring the Crookwell Parish office today between 9am and 2pm to put your name down as we can only accept 50 parishioners for each Mass. If unsuccessful for Mass this weekend you will be included in Mass next Sunday. We would like be fair with every parishioner so it may come to everyone coming every second Sunday.
It is recommended those over 70 to consider not attending Mass.
Crookwell: 9am Sunday. Entrance will be through the main door.
Taralga: 5pm Saturday. Entrance will be through the main door.
9am OLOF Morning Masses: Names will be recorded as you enter the main door
OLOF church will be open until 10.30 for private prayer- again all names to be recorded. If you are able to stay and help please see Chris/Marlene
5pm SPP Vigil – entrance through main door.
7am OLOF Sundays- entrance through main door.
10am SPP Sundays- entrance through main door.
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)