Term 1 - Week 9, 2022
- Principal's Message
- Weekly Awards
- Parent Assembly Coffee Catch-up
- School Cross Country
- Easter Raffle Fundraiser
- Term 1 Swimming Program
- Term 1 School Fees
- Withdrawing your balance from your My School Connect canteen account
- Lenten Program for Parents
- School Facebook Page
- Library Day - Wednesday
- School Bus Travel
- School Drive Subsidy
- GLUE & Messy Church
- School Holiday Activities - Nature Play at Dorrigo National Park
- ANZAC Day
- Instrumental Music With Hazel
- Guitar Lessons
- Dorrigo Rangers Rugby Union
- Bellingen/Dorrigo Junior Rugby League
- Soccer Training - Wednesdays
- Library After-school Lego Activity
- Science Fair at Bellingen Shire Libraries
- Healthy Lunchbox Website
Next Thursday 7th April we are welcoming families and students to come in to school to celebrate the First 50 Days of Learning for 2022. It has been a while since we have been able to have family members visit our school grounds, and we’d love to have you back to celebrate learning with us.
Details and registration for the event are in the flyer below. Please register by Monday so that we can advise our caterer of our numbers.
The night will involve:
- a short whole school presentation showcasing each class and their first 50 days at school.
- games to play together.
- delicious dinner provided by a local caterer (see menu below - which has changed slightly since yesterday).
- 2 scooters and a Cool Cobana (beach shade) will be raffled to a lucky winner; tickets will be sold on the night for 50c, with all proceeds going to the Bishop’s Flood Appeal.
This event is a chance for parents to meet the teachers. It is free and is funded through our Parent Assembly. Please register using the flyer below to assist us with catering.
Congratulations to the following students, who received class awards this week:
Rokko B - for asking great questions in class and some great learning!
Charlotte B - for showing a great growth mindset when writing!
Piper B - for trying hard to correct your spelling in your writing. Well done.
Abby M - for re-reading your writing to make sure it makes sense. Keep it up.
Mia G - for a great effort with her acting at last week's Prayer Assembly.
Hayley M - for the pride and interest that she displays when learning about her culture.
Evelyn B - for showing independent note-taking skills during Maths, to build understanding and knowledge of 2D shapes.
Kyrin M - for your ability to ask inquiring and engaging questions during our Cascade visit. Well done!
Parent Assembly Coffee Catch-up
School Cross Country
Today we held a modified cross country event for those wishing to trial to make it through to Zone Cross Country. Due to the wet and slippery conditions runner safety was paramount, so the course was adjusted to fit within our school grounds. 8,9,10 yr olds ran 4 laps and the 11 & 12 yr olds ran 6 laps of the course. All competitors were excited and keen to take part and gave it their all as they ran through the tough conditions. It was lovely to see and hear students cheering each other on with encouragement and enthusiasm. It was also wonderful to see parents, grandparents and supporters back in school again, the children were thrilled to have you at the finish line.
Well done to the place getters:
8 yrs Boys: 1st - Ethan Miller
2nd - Jules Francis
3rd - Ryan Beaumont
Girls: 1st - Lakota Miller-Thompson
2nd - Ruby Menzies
9 yrs Girls: 1st - Chloe Thomas
2nd - Hayley Munroe
3rd - Eden Gibson
10yrs Boys: 1st - Cooper Harrison
Girls: 1st - Mia Gilbert
2nd - Rosie Wright
11yrs Boys: 1st - Kyrin Miller
2nd - Reid Gibson
Girls: 1st - Ivy Mila
12yrs Girls: 1st - Freya Wright
2nd - Shyla Guest
3rd - Evelyn Beaumont
Easter Raffle Fundraiser
We are holding an Easter raffle again this year to raise money for those people who have been impacted by the floods. Donations of Easter eggs or other Eastery things are welcomed! Tickets are on sale at school for 50c each. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 8th April.
Term 1 Swimming Program
Hopefully we will be able to hold our final swimming lesson 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. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL SWIMMING GEAR IS LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.
There is no extra cost for swimming lessons, as the school covers the pool entry fees and payments to the swim teachers. Please pack swimming gear even if the weather isn't good in the morning, as it could be fine in the afternoon.
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 Tracy 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.
Term 1 School Fees
Term 1 school fees are now due, 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. Reminder statements were sent out last week. 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.
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
Withdrawing your balance from your My School Connect canteen account
As we are no longer using My School Connect for school canteen ordering, you may have some money remaining in your My School Connect account.
Please find below instructions on how to withdraw your balance. You will need to provide your bank BSB and account number in the process.
Lenten Program for Parents
Parent Assembly is offering a Lenten program via zoom for parents - see flyer below for registration information.
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 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.
School Holiday Activities - Nature Play at Dorrigo National Park
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 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
Science Fair at Bellingen Shire Libraries
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.