|Thursday 6 May||
Mother's Day Stall - Gifts ranging in price from $4 - $5
|Friday 7 May||
Northern Region Cross Country
|11 - 21 May||
|Tuesday 11 May||
P&F Meeting, St Mary's Staffroom 7.00pm
|Tuesday 25 May||
Archdiocesan Cross Country
|Friday 11 June||
Northern Region Athletics Carnival
|Friday 25 June||
Stage 2 Showcase of Learning
End of term
It is with a sad heart that we farewell Max, Kevin and Nicole McFadden from the St Mary's School Community. Max, one of our much loved Year One students, will be finishing at St Mary's tomorrow. He and his family are moving to Penola in South Australia.
I would like to wish Max, and his family, a smooth and happy transition into their new school community.
Updating of Contact Details
Please let the school office know if you have recently moved, changed your mailing or postal address or contact details. This will ensure we have the correct information for your family.
With the roll-out of Compass, our new system-wide administration system, we now receive notifications when students have been marked absent for two or more days without parental justification.
It is really important for our school records that you let us know as soon as possible if your child/ren will be absent from school. Methods include Schoolzine or SZAPP, email or phone call.
Please help us to keep our records up-to-date.
Catholic Schools Week
This week we have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week. We started Monday with a lovely liturgy prepared by Mrs Skelly and presented by Year Six. The liturgy focused on why we love being part of St Mary's, a Catholic School.
Due to the inclement weather this week, some of our community visits have been postponed. We will reschedule these as soon as we are able.
Throughout the week I have also been conducting school tours. It is lovely to take families around and for them to be able to see first hand the great learning that is happening each day at St Mary's. Our new renovation makes it particularly easy to view the classes working without us having to interrupt.
On Tuesday next week, 11 May, we will commence our NAPLAN testing. If students are away on test days we can reschedule their missed tests for when they return. We have up until Friday 21 May to have submitted all the assessments.
Following is a timetable for our tests.
|Tuesday 11 May||
Year 3 Writing (Paper)
Year 5 Writing (Online)
|Wednesday 12 May||
Year 5 Reading (Online)
Year 3 Reading (Online)
|Thursday 13 May||
Year 3 Language Conventions (Online)
Year 5 Language Conventions (Online)
|Friday 14 May||
Year 5 Numeracy (Online)
|Monday 17 May||
Year 3 Numeracy (Online)
Enrolments can now be placed online. Go to https://enrolments.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/nsw-enrol/start to enrol now.
Enrolments packs are available from our School Office.
Happy Mother's Day
I would like to wish all of our Mothers and Grandmothers a very happy Mother's Day for Sunday. I hope you enjoy a well-deserved rest being spoilt by those you love!
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.
Striving for Excellence
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD
After participating in the Mini Vinnies Social Justice workshop last term, our Year 5 students are keen to join our school Mini Vinnies team. Tomorrow they will be introducing the St Vincent DePaul WINTER APPEAL
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD by supporting our Mini Vinnies WINTER APPEAL
Donation of the following items would be greatly appreciated:
- New thick socks
- New gloves/mittens
- Coats and scarves
- Sleeping bags
(please make sure any used items are in reasonable condition)
We could all make a difference in our world with these goals!
Let us all answer Jesus’ call to carry on His mission of love…
Legends Rugby League Gala Day
Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Tuesday, the organisers made the decision to postpone this event. The day is to be rescheduled for this term. Once a new date is set, we will communicate with those families who had previously entered their child.
Benefits of Exercise
Our students at St Mary’s are very lucky to be able to take part in a variety of sporting and fitness activities. Participating in exercise can have really positive effects for students in the classroom.
Northern Region Cross Country
Tomorrow, 7 May, we are hosting the NR Cross Country at the Crookwell Showground. Competitors and their families from St Joseph’s Goulburn, Ss Peter and Paul Goulburn, St Bede’s Braidwood, Mt Carmel Yass and St Greg’s Queanbeyan will join us to compete for a spot in the Northern Region Team that will compete at the Archdiocesan Carnival at Mt Stromlo on Tuesday 25 May. This sporting event involves six competitors in each male and female age group from 9 yrs to 12yrs.
The days details:
Time: 9:20am Team Manager meeting
9.30am Walk the course
10.00am First event
Age Division/Distances/Approx run times
10:00am 9 years girl  2000m
10:20am 9 years boy  2000m
10:40am 10 years girl  2000m
11:00am 10 years boy  2000m
11:20am 11 years girl  3000m
11:45pm 11 years boy  3000m
12:15pm 12/13 years girl [2009/2008] 3000m
12:40pm 12/13 years boy [2009/2008] 3000m
Children will compete in their school sport uniform.
The St Mary’s school team is:
9 yrs BOYS
10 yrs BOYS
11 yrs BOYS
12 yrs BOYS
9 yrs GIRLS
10 yrs GIRLS
11 yrs GIRLS
12 yrs GIRLS
We are still looking for your support on the day.
Can you help man a checkpoint for all or some of the day?
Can you assist in the Canteen?
Can you help with recording or First Aid?
Any assistance will be appreciated.
Feel free to leave a message with Belinda or contact me directly with any offers!
Canberra Goulburn Hockey representatives had a wonderful day at the MacKillop trials last Friday. There was a lot of talent on display and there were a large number of students selected in the Boys and Girls MacKillop Hockey teams. A huge congratulations and best of luck to the following St Mary’s students on their selection in the MacKillop Teams to compete at the NSWPSSA Championships;
Absent: Bridie Croker
Congratulations to Mrs Rachael Croker in her role as Mackillop Boys Hockey Team Manager.
MacKillop Rugby League
Saxon and the trialling rugby league players were commended on their great skills, playing ability and attitudes they displayed at the MacKillop Rugby League trials last Friday.
Competition was high and Saxon was not successful on the day. He has vowed to try again next year in the Opens Team.
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR:
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
May is Scholastic National Family Reading Month.
National Family Reading Month is celebrating 25 years of encouraging families to read more together. In the month of May you are encouraged to make reading a priority and a part of your daily routine by taking the challenge at:
How to take the 31 Day Family Reading Challenge:
- Sign up to join the 31 Day Reading Challenge starting 1 May 2021.
- Use the Reading Rocket Log as a fun way for your child to track their reading all month in May. (on the back of Issue 3 Book Club brochure).
- Follow along with Scholastic Australia on Facebook and Instagram for tips, inspiration, motivation and fun giveaways!
Issue 3 orders are due TODAY Thursday 6 May 2021.
Please use the LOOP website to order.
The Student of the Weeks Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Edward Lawson and Henry Lowe
Year 1 - Rory Bensley and Bodi Cooper
Year 2 - Spencer Charnock, Quade Haynes and Flynn Reeves
Year 3 - Charlie Bensley, Lily Coggan and Thomas Walsh
Year 4 – Lauren Fraser and Charlie Lang
Year 5 - Jack Peden and Harry Price
Year 6 - Charlie Cramp and Elisha Marcellino
School Spirit Awards
Bryce Foley and Fraser McIntosh for being kind and including others
Awards are presented at our Monday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am.
Year One Fundraising Event
Tomorrow, our Year One families will coordinate our tuckshop at the Northern Region Cross Country Carnival, to be held at the Showground from 9.15am to approximately 1pm. Please contact our event coordinators Reané Strode and Rechell Naughton if you are able to assist with preparing, serving or food donations.
Your help is appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who assisted with organising and running the BBQ at the clearing sale last weekend.
Mother's Day Gift Idea
Stuck for an idea for a Mother's Day gift? Why not buy a St Mary's Cookbook?? Full of yummy recipes, they are only $20.00
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 Two Roster
Monday 10 May: Daria Lawson, Sharyn Mallinson, Maureen Lucock
Friday 14 May: Jackie Blowes, Mary-Ann Kilborn, VOLUNTEER REQUIRED
Monday 17 May: Tash McCormack, Allison Hewitt, VOLUNTEER REQUIRED
Friday 21 May: Elle Reeves, Mandy Kemp, Catherine Fraser
PLEASE CHECK THE ROSTER CAREFULLY AND ADVISE OF ANY REQUIRED CHANGES ASAP.
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)
With the easing of COVID restrictions, we can now have volunteers for altar servers during mass.
If your child would like to volunteer, please contact Sharon Cashman in the Goulburn Parish Office on 6239 9863 or email@example.com