Term 2 - Week 3, 2022
- Principal's Message
- Weekly Awards
- Mother’s Day Liturgy and Afternoon Tea
- Friendship Night
- Term 2 School Fees
- Cancer Council Morning Tea
- School Facebook Page
- Library Day - Wednesday
- School Bus Travel
- School Drive Subsidy
- CDAT Dorrigo Movie Night
- GLUE & Messy Church
- Instrumental Music With Hazel
- Dorrigo Rangers Rugby Union
- Bellingen/Dorrigo Junior Rugby League
- Soccer Training - Wednesdays
- Library After-school Lego Activity
- Healthy Lunchbox Website
This week our Year 3 and 5 students sat the NAPLAN tests. I commend them on their effort and I have heard that the numeracy test contained some challenging questions. Into next week, students who have been away have the opportunity to sit a catch-up test in Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy.
This week, I read a reflection about journeying. Student learning here is a journey and NAPLAN is only a point along the way. This reflection was written by Jan Richardson:
This reflection made me think about learning, as NAPLAN was central to the work we had to complete for the week. Learning is a journey, and it’s long. Learning to read, as an example, can be hard. Imagine trying to read a chapter book if you haven’t yet learnt to read a sentence! So as in the reflection, it is a blessing that our learning opens as we go step by step together with the children.
Rokko B - for your wonderful listening and effort in class. Keep it up!
Evie J - for wonderful acting in our prayer assembly last week.
Jules F - for your impressive improvement in guided reading and always remembering your home reader.
Ruby M - for your detailed brainstorming of facts on a seadragon. Great listening and thinking!
Piper B - for your hard work in creating a picture graph to represent data. Well done.
Cayden W - for his great participation and for the skill he showed in our class game of "Noodle Hockey".
Mia G - for the encouragement she gave to a classmate.
Cormac O - for the ability to use mathematical understanding to calculate halves and quarters of whole numbers and convert these to decimals.
Harry W - for displaying responsible learning behaviours in all KLAs. Great effort Harry!
Mother’s Day Liturgy and Afternoon Tea
It was really lovely to be able to welcome so many mothers and grandmothers to Monday's Mother's Day liturgy and afternoon tea. Thank you to Mrs Sprowles for organising the event. Below is a gallery of photos from the afternoon.
Below is an invitation to a Friendship Night, which is a family event to be held at MSJ School on Thursday 2nd June. Please register using the link by 26th May for catering purposes.
Term 2 School Fees
Term 2 school fees have been billed to each family. These fees are payable by Friday 17th June, unless you are paying by regular direct debit amounts.
1 student, Term 2 - $281.50
2 students, Term 2 - $492.60
3 or more students, Term 2- $633.50
Payment options are:
1. cash or cheque at school (we are hoping to have BPay and eftpos facilities set up in the next month or two)
2. direct deposit to the school's bank account (see instructions below)
When using Internet banking, please use your child’s surname as a reference.
Banancoast Community Credit Union
BSB no. 533-000
Account no. 3282 0430
Name: Mt St John’s Primary School
3. using the Compass app
You can check your school fee balance and pay fees through the new Compass app. Select more - school fees - arrow - next - and enter your credit card details. You have the option to pay in full or pay a portion of your fees.
Remember, if you feel you will be unable to finalise your Term 2 school fees by this date, some financial assistance may be available from St Vincent de Paul - to make an appointment with them, call 0472 718862. You will need to take your school fee statement with you to your appointment.
Cancer Council Morning Tea
There is a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea on the 21st of May at Dorrigo Showground. This is a great opportunity for the community to get together. There will be games, face painting, craft and music.
School Facebook Page
Check out our school Facebook page! It is wonderful to be able to share the good news of our school with our families and community.
Library Day - Wednesday
Library day for all students is Wednesday - please make sure your child brings in his or her cloth library bag on this day. Each student may borrow four books per week.
School Bus Travel
Applications for student travel can be made online. Apply here
School Drive Subsidy
The School Drive Subsidy is available for eligible school students where there is no public transport available for all or part of the journey. If you have to drive your child more than 1.6km to a school bus stop, you may be eligible for this subsidy – go to the link below to apply.
CDAT Dorrigo Movie Night
Dorrigo's local CDAT (Community Drug Action team) is hosting a fabulous community event on Friday 27th May at the Dorrigo Showground - see flyer below for more information.
GLUE & Messy Church
GLUE "God Loves Us Eternally" (formerly GFS) is held each Wednesday during school terms from 3-5pm at the Anglican Hall. Afternoon tea, games, fun worship and craft. All primary kids welcome, as are newcomers. For more info, ring Gwenneth on 6657 2135. COVID-safe practices will apply.
Instrumental Music With Hazel
Hazel Buchanan is offering individual music lessons on Friday afternoons at school again this year, and currently has a couple of spaces. Hazel teaches woodwind, brass and piano. For more details, please call Hazel on 0458 572525.
Dorrigo Rangers Rugby Union
Bellingen/Dorrigo Junior Rugby League
Soccer Training - Wednesdays
- Quolls (Under 12s) - 5:15pm
- Wallabies (Under 10s) - 4:00pm
- Sugargliders (Under 8s) - 4:00pm
- Miniroos - 3:30pm (from 30th March)
Library After-school Lego Activity
Healthy Lunchbox Website
Cancer Council’s Healthy Lunch Box website is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box. For recipes, information and health tips please visit the website below.