- Principal Talk with Mrs. Lowe
- Religious Education with Mrs. Skelly
- Classroom Support with Mrs. Spackman
- School Sport with Mrs. Rachael Croker
- Representative Sport with Mrs. Sally Croker
- Child Safe Advocate with Mrs. Sally Croker
- Counselling Corner with Sharyn Lynch
- Student Awards
- P & F News
- Goulburn Mission Parish News
- Trinity Catholic College 2022 Information
- Uniform for Sale
- Hume Conservatorium Youth Orchestra
- Community News
|Thursday 25 March||
Try it at Trinity Day
|Friday 26 March||
School Athletics Carnival
|Sunday 28 March||
Crookwell Community Fun Run 11am
|Thursday 1 April||
Holy Week Prayer Celebration
Stage 3 Showcase of Learning - Parents/carers 12.30pm
Three-Way Conversations and Interim Reports
It was lovely to see so many of our parents and carers on Monday and Tuesday for our Three-way (parent/student/teacher) Conversations. Many of the students I spoke to were very excited to share their learning spaces with their family.
The Three-way Conversations are an opportunity to help your child discuss and set learning goals and to work with the classroom teacher, as a team, to strive for the best educational outcomes for your child.
Towards the end of next term, you will receive your child's academic report and have the opportunity for an optional follow-up meeting.
I encourage you to keep in contact with your child's teacher. Issues that arise are best dealt with immediately and our staff are always very happy to assist.
Showcase of Learning
This year we are pleased to be able to present our Stage 3 Showcase of Learning Assemblies. Our first assembly will be presented by Year Five and Six on the last day of term, Thursday 1 April.
Due to COVID restrictions, and to comply with the 2m2 per person rule in our Hall, the assembly will be presented twice, once for the students and the second time for the parents and carers of Stage Three students.
The parents and carers assembly will be held at 12.30pm. Please enter the Hall through the hall front doors, sign in and sanitise before taking your seat. Please also remember to social distance from others that are not part of your household.
Hearing Awareness Week - Sound Bites Activities
Congratulations to Year Five on organising a rotation of fun 'Hearing Bites' activities for our students last Friday. Below is a report written by Jack Peden in Year Five sharing more about this event.
"On Friday we had a great experience about raising awareness for hearing impairments and we raised $198 for The Deafness Foundation. This was also great fun for the school as the Year 5 students made many enjoyable games for people to compete in. These games included Chinese Whispers and Marco Polo that let you feel what it is like to have a hearing impairment, and many other games such as touch football, soccer, tug o’ war, three-legged race, kickball and the wall. Everyone was also given a butterfly badge symbolising World Hearing Day.
I interviewed some of the students to find out how they felt after the Sound Bites Picnic. People felt very excited and wanted to do more, people also felt very happy and joyful and loved why we did it. Many also learnt that raising money for people who struggle in life is very good and warms their hearts.
The students I interviewed for this article were Chloe Bensley, Gabby Price and Sophie Croker".
St Patrick’s Day – March 17
Next Wednesday is St Patrick’s feast day. He is the patron saint of Ireland and one of the world's most popular saints. He is an important saint in Crookwell as many ancestors are from Irish decent. Our students will be focusing on this special saint next Wednesday. During this season of Lent, Saint Patrick could teach us a thing or two about putting our Lord at the centre of our lives. Perhaps you have heard his beautiful prayer…
The Prayer of St. Patrick
I arise today,
Through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save.
Afar and a near…Alone or in a multitude…
Christ shield me today, against wounding.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.
St Patrick used the 3 leaf clover to teach about the nature of God.
SERVING THE POOR through PROJECT COMPASSION (Catholic Agency for International aid and development).
Please support Project Compassion (Caritas Australia) this Lent. A Just Future for all starts with your support! Our students are researching the needs of the less fortunate through the CARITAS website and PROJECT COMPASSION activities. They are showing a keen awareness of the need for compassion and justice in our world and our responsibility to do what we can to bring about justice for all. So far we have raised over $100 for our brothers and sisters in need.
We must give in order to receive, so this Lent, let’s be generous with our time, our love, our forgiveness, our belongings.
If you are concerned about your child’s learning and/or vision be aware of the following signs and symptoms:
- one eye drifts or aims in a different direction than the other. This can be very subtle
- turns or tilts head while reading or during other visual activities
- head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher
- squinting or closing of one eye
- excessive blinking or squinting
- poor visual/motor coordination skills (often called, "hand-eye coordination")
- problems judging distances while moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things
- becomes easily confused when in motion
- frequently loses things
While reading or doing close work your child:
- holds the reading material or object too close
- closes one eye or covers eye with hand
- twists or tilts head toward book or object so as to favour one eye
- uses finger or ruler to read
- frequently loses place and/or skips or repeats lines
- fatigues easily and/or becomes drowsy
- rubs eyes during or after periods of the reading or close work
- reports that words move on page or run together
- has a tendency to knock things over on a desk or table
- exhibits avoidance behaviours
Child demonstrates or reports:
- headaches or eyestrain
- nausea or dizziness
- motion sickness or car sickness
If your child reports seeing double, please take your child for a binocular vision evaluation.
Early detection of visual problems is vital for successful learning!
Morning Club fun!
Year 5 and 6 Gala Hockey Day
From all reports, our staff and students had a fabulous day yesterday at the Hockey NSW Gala Hockey day. Our students are to be commended on their participation and fair play. Thank you Mr O’Kane, Mrs Walsh, Elise Croker and Bella Croker for helping with our teams on the day.
We are getting very close to our school Athletics carnival, which is exciting, considering we were unable to hold this last year. Details for the day are as follows:
Date: Friday March 26
Venue: Todkill Park, Crookwell
Times: The carnival will commence at 9:15am and conclude at 2:45pm
Travel: If your child travels by bus, the buses will drop off and pick up at Todkill Park. If your child walks to school or gets dropped off, they will need to be at Todkill Park from 8:40am, when supervision starts.
Canteen: There will be canteen facilities available on the day. Year Two will be coordinating this as their fundraising event for the year.
We need your help….
We are in need of Age Group Managers on the day. The role of the manager is to ensure their group is at the correct activity, and to record lengths or times.
We also require time keepers for our running events.
If you are able to assist with either of these, please email Belinda in the office by Friday March 12.
Save The Dates
- Monaro Rugby Union Primary Schools Gala Day: Friday April 23, Years 3-6, Carr Confoy Fields, Goulburn
- Cross Country Carnival K-6: Friday 30 April, Years K-6, Crookwell Showground
- Gilbert/ Croker Rugby League Gala Day: Tuesday May 4, Years 3-6, North Park Goulburn
The month of March is a busy one for Representative Sport Trials.
ANY STUDENTS WISHING TO TRIAL FOR ANY SPORTS IN 2021 ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
Registrations received to date include:
Best wishes for those trialling for Soccer next Friday.
SOCCER - 12 March Southwell Park
CRICKET - 19 March Gundagai
HOCKEY - 29 March- Venue TBA
RUGBY LEAGUE - 29 March Queanbeyan
TOUCH FOOTBALL- 3 May Lyneham
GOLF - 26 July Blackheath
Registrations for the following NSW Primary Sports Canberra Goulburn Trials are now OPEN;
Football (Soccer) - Close 5th March
Hockey - Close 15th March
Cricket - Close 15th March
Rugby League - Close 23rd March
Touch Football - Close 27th April
RUGBY PRIMARY GIRL'S 7's
GOLF - PRIMARY
Please head to the Canberra Goulburn Sport Webpage for information regarding the trials and the link for registration.
The full 2021 NSW Primary and Secondary Sports Calendar is now available. It includes dates and information or links to further information for Canberra Goulburn, MacKillop, CCC, NSW All Schools, NSWPSSA and School Sport Australia trials and Championships.
Available at: https://sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar
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“All feelings are ok but not all behaviours are ok”
What is ‘Emotion Coaching’?
Emotion Coaching is a way of responding to a child’s emotions that helps them to learn about their feelings and express them in more constructive ways. The aim is to help children recognise, name, and talk about the feelings underneath their behaviours.
- Place the attached list of feelings on your fridge
- A few times a week when you noticed your child having a big feeling, ask them to go to the list and choose a face that helps to explain their feeling.
- Ask them where in their body they feel that feeling.
- Help them to figure out a ‘thumbs up’ way to express it.
- The Way I Feel By Janan Cain
- Today I Feel… An Alphabet Of Feelings By Madalena Moniz
Learn More: Look out for local Tuning In To Kids groups at http://www.resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au/Event/Search/Parents
The Student of the Weeks Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Henry Elsley-Mattox, Josh Fraser and Arlee Garnham
Year 1 - Flynn Doran and Beau Knight
Year 2 - Sophie Croker, Ruby Pappalardo and Harley White
Year 3 - Alice Frost, Sienna Gann and Gabby Price
Year 4 – Lauren Fraser and Lara McCulloch
Year 5 - Sophia Galland and Sommer-Lee Gann
Year 6 - Elisha Marcellino
Performing Arts Award
Jesse Costello in Year 1
School Spirit Awards
Joe Hayes for showing respect to others by using beautiful manners
Lauren Fraser for looking after a Kindergarten student in need
Kiowa Morning for being a fantastic buddy to Kindergarten students
Awards are presented at our Monday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am.
We have been offered the opportunity to run a fundraising barbeque at a clearing sale to be held on Sunday 2 May. This is a great opportunity for the P&F to raise some funds. If you are able to assist with this sale can you please contact me on 0429 902 375.
Thanks for your support of our events.
Crookwell Community Fun Run
Thank you to the people who have sent back their helper form for the Crookwell Community Fun Run, and who have either entered the event and/or offered donations.
We are also very appreciative of those who have offered business sponsorships. If you haven't already done so, these can be paid for via the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/crookwell-community-fun-run-tickets-142454985697 Please email your business logo and advertisement to the School Office and this will be included in the event publicity.
Please help us spread the word about this event - only 17 days to go!
Thank you to our new tuckshop volunteers, who will be joining the roster over the next few weeks. We would like to invite any new or existing families to join us for a shift volunteering in our school tuckshop this year.
If you are able to assist please fill out the eform here: Tuckshop Helpers
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE STILL NO CASH SALES AVAILABLE.
Term One Roster
Please try to organise changes with other parents before contacting the School Office. It is your responsbility to find a replacement if you cannot do your date.
For Parish and Sacramental matters please forward your enquiries to 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)
Crookwell Streetscape Festival
Calling all buskers and table tennis stars!
The Festival of Place
Crookwell Junior Soccer
Registrations are NOW OPEN. You can print off the attached Registration Form and drop to Rebecca George at D & R Tyres with payment/ printed Active Kids Voucher.
PLEASE NOTE - Registrations CLOSE on the 20th MARCH