Term 1 - Week 10, 2022
- Principal's Message
- Cross Country
- Term 1 School Fees
- Withdrawing your balance from your My School Connect canteen account
- School Facebook Page
- Library Day - Wednesday
- School Bus Travel
- School Drive Subsidy
- 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
- Science Fair at Bellingen Shire Libraries
- Healthy Lunchbox Website
We held our First 50 Days of Learning for 2022 celebration last night. It was a wonderful way to finish the term. We had most students and families attend. My thanks go to Ashlee Turner and Nicola Beckett, our Parent Assembly Representatives, for assisting in organising this event. They were responsible for organising the catering, which was delicious and nutritious. A photo gallery from our celebration is in this week’s newsletter below.
Thank you to all those people who supported last night's raffle, which raised $279 for the Bishop's Flood Appeal. The lucky winners were Bille T (scooter), Abby M (scooter) and Ethan Mil (Cool Cabana).
This week, the students in their classes have led a number of Holy Week Liturgies. Holy Week begins on Sunday as we move towards Easter. By the end of this week, we will have prayed together in liturgies on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. All of these will be celebrated in our Church in the upcoming week. Mass times are listed below.
Palm Sunday Mass, 10:30am Sunday 10th April, Dorrigo
Holy Thursday Mass, 7pm Thursday 14th April, St Mary’s Church Bellingen
Good Friday Passion Liturgy, 3pm Friday 15th April, St Mary’s Church Bellingen
Easter Vigil, 7:30pm Saturday 16th April, St Mary’s Church Bellingen
Easter Sunday Mass, 8am Sunday 17th April, Urunga
Easter Sunday Mass, 8am Sunday 17th April, Dorrigo
I wish you a happy and Holy Easter and look forward to seeing you in Term 2. School resumes on Wednesday 27th April.
Thanks to those families who braved the weather to come and cheer at Wednesday's Cross Country. Parts of the course were pretty squelchy after all the races had been run!
Unfortunately we had to postpone a number of events due to the rain. The K-2 Fun Run and the Non-Competitive Fun Run will be rescheduled to early Term 2 - see below.
When: Friday 29th April
Where: Mt St John’s School grounds
9:15am - K - 2 Fun Run
9:30am - Non-competitive Fun Run
9:45am - Students, parents and staff Fun Run (or walk)
We hope you can add this date to your calendars. It may have even stopped raining by then! We’d love to see parents and supporters at school on this day to be part of the fun.
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.
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.
School Holiday Activities - Nature Play at Dorrigo National Park
Our school will be participating in the ANZAC Day march on Monday 25th April, and students are invited to march with the school on ANZAC Day.
Students marching are requested to meet school staff in front of Dorrigo RSL around 10:30am - the march will begin at 11am.
Full school uniform must be worn if marching with the school, including the school hat. Two students will lay the wreath on behalf of MSJ School. There is also a book presentation to our school after the march on behalf of the RSL.
We hope to see you there for this important commemoration.
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)
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.