Term 1 - Week 5, 2022
- Principal's Message
- Sport in the Sunshine
- Term 1 Swimming Program
- Lenten Program for Parents
- Webinar - Guide to Digital Technologies & Mental Health
- Term 1 School Fees
- Road Safety Newsletter
- School Facebook Page
- Library Day - Wednesday
- School Bus Travel
- School Drive Subsidy
- GLUE & Messy Church
- Instrumental Music With Hazel
- Guitar Lessons
- Dorrigo Rangers Rugby Union
- Bellingen/Dorrigo Junior Rugby League
- Soccer Registrations Now Open
- Library After-school Lego Activity
- Healthy Lunchbox Website
I ask that you continue to keep those who have been affected by flooding in your prayers this week. It’s been devastating to see our colleagues at schools in Lismore, Ballina and the north have to once again clean up their schools so children can continue to learn. We are blessed to live on the mountain in a sense and I am feeling grateful that our classrooms have been operational for most of the week.
The following is a prayer we will be praying with students into next week.
Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for the people whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood.
Bring them comfort, we pray.
Protect the vulnerable.
Strengthen the weak.
Keep at bay the spread of disease.
Have mercy on all those working to rescue the stranded and to feed the hungry.
And may our response to their suffering be generous and bring you praise.
For we ask it in Jesus name,
This week I stayed up in Dorrigo so that our classes could continue. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Stage 2 class as their teacher. There has been some impressive learning happening in this class and I am energised by the learning taking place. I look forward to working with them next week. Mrs Sprowles will connect with the children via zoom in small groups. She has worked closely with them to review their writing goals this week. Next week I will travel back up, along with Mr Lee, so that classes can continue as normal while the mountain is closed.
Sport in the Sunshine
Term 1 Swimming Program
Hopefully we will be able to hold our swimming lessons next week!
Students will need to bring swimmers, a towel, goggles, caps (the school can provide swimming caps for those students who don't own one), and sun shirts to school each Thursday for their lesson. There is no extra cost for swimming lessons, as the school covers the pool entry fees and payments to the swim teachers.
Swimming lessons will take place each Thursday in Term 1 (weather permitting) at the following times:
Stage 3 at 1pm
Stage 2 at 1.40pm
K - 2 at 2.20pm
Students will walk to and from the pool. Please note, K - 2 students are to be collected from the pool at the end of the day each Thursday as their lesson will finish at 3:05pm. Due to Covid regulations Tracey has asked that parents pick their children up from outside the pool. K - 2 students catching buses will do so from Dorrigo Public School, supervised by our staff.
Lenten Program for Parents
Parent Assembly is offering a Lenten program via zoom for parents - see flyer below for registration information.
Webinar - Guide to Digital Technologies & Mental Health
Term 1 School Fees
Term 1 school fees are payable by Friday 18th March, unless you are paying by regular direct deposit into the school's account. If you feel you will be unable to make payment by this date, please contact Cathy at the school and we can discuss alternative payment methods.
Several payment methods are available;
- Regular direct deposit payments (see suggested amounts below).
- Lump sum direct deposit
1 student - Term 1 - $331.50 (includes $50 resource fee per student)
$47.04 per fortnight (x 25 fortnights)
$23.52 per week (x 50 weeks)
2 students – Term 1 - $592.60 (includes $50 resource fee per student)
$82.80 per fortnight (x 25 fortnights)
$41.40 per week (x 50 weeks)
3 or more students – Term 1 - $783.50 (includes $50 resource fee per student)
$107.36 per fortnight (x 25 fortnights)
$53.68 per week (x 50 weeks)
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
Road Safety Newsletter
Families can help keep children safe by:
- Sticking to the speed limit and following the road rules in school zones
- Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing
- Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or along bus routes
- Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic.
- Never drop off or meet children on the opposite side of the road to the bus stop or call them across the road. Always drop them off or meet them on the same side of the road as the bus stop.
- Encouraging their children to be distraction-free around buses - put down their phone and take off their headphones.
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.
GLUE & Messy Church
GLUE "God Loves Us Eternally" (formerly GFS) is held each Wednesday 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.
Messy Church 2022 - the first Messy Church of the year (titled 'Messy Miracles') will be held on Sunday 20th March from 4-6pm in the Anglican Hall. All families and children are welcome.
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.
Rob Harpley is available again this year for guitar lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays and Friday during school time. Phone Rob on 6775 9282 for more information.
Dorrigo Rangers Rugby Union
Bellingen/Dorrigo Junior Rugby League
Soccer Registrations Now Open
SOCCER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the following teams:
- Miniroos under 6s and 7s
- Junior players 8 years
- Junior players 9-11 years
- Your Players 12-18 years
Don’t forgot to apply for your Active Kids voucher for a $100 discount: https://www.service.nsw.gov.
Then register online at: https://account.
If you have any questions or require assistance, contact us via the Dorrigo Highlanders Facebook page.
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.