Term 2 - Week 5, 2022
- Principal's Message
- Weekly Awards
- Term 2 School Fees
- 2022 Dorrigo Show Schedule Cover Competition
- School Facebook Page
- Library Day - Wednesday
- School Bus Travel
- School Drive Subsidy
- Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival - Free Events
- Made in Dorrigo Markets - 9th July
- 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
Earlier this week Mrs Beaumont and I went on camp with the Stage 3 students at Coffs Coast Adventure Camp. The two days were demanding as students were presented with a number of ‘challenge by choice’ activities. Students engaged in the commando course, zipline, z-ball, ladder logs and the giant swing. All activities pushed the students to challenge themselves to see how high they could go, or in the case of the commando course, how far into the mud they were willing to go. I acknowledge and thank Mrs Beaumont for organising this event and ensuring it ran smoothly. Some photos from camp are below.
On Wednesday I went with a group of students to the Dylan Edwards Rugby League Gala Day in Urunga. This was a great day out for a small team of students from our school. We played modified NRL, with a number of our players giving it a go for the very first time. I was impressed with the way the students worked together as a team and was pleased to see our first-timers learn about the game. Some photos from this day are also below.
Finally, I look forward to seeing many of you at the Friendship Night next Thursday 2nd June. This starts at 5:00pm in the Stage 2 & 3 room. Children will then split into another room for some friendship activities while the parents meet, with dinner to follow. My thanks go to everyone for registering, as this greatly assists us to cater for dinner.
Abby T - for showing great effort and listening in Religion. Keep it up!
Billie T - for wonderful work when creating repeating patterns.
Tate M-T - for the amazing work you have been doing in English. Fantastic reading, writing and speaking. Keep it up.
Jules F - for the fantastic reading you are doing this term in your new reading group. Great work.
Chloe T - for making positive contributions to class discussion.
Ethan M - for great working in reading and mathematics.
Harry C - for giving 100% effort to all writing tasks and being able to organise your information using sub-headings. Well done!
Willa M - for using our success criteria to make changes to your writing to improve both quality and quantity.
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. 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.
3. 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
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.
2022 Dorrigo Show Schedule Cover Competition
This year the Show Society is confident that the Dorrigo Show will be happening on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November 2022. Therefore, we ask as many students as possible to design and submit a Cover for our Schedule Cover competition.
The theme is Women in Agriculture, and there are gift vouchers and Showbags to be won. Not to mention the prestige of having your artwork on over 1000 Covers!
The competition is now open and will close at 5 pm on 31 July 2022. Please create your artwork on A4 Portrait paper, and contact Sally Duckett at email@example.com or phone 02 6657 5241 when your artwork is ready for collection.
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.
Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival - Free Events
See flyer below for free events for children / teens and adults that are coming up for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and on the June long weekend. For more information, contact Rowena Sierant, Shire Librarian on ph 6655 1744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Made in Dorrigo Markets - 9th July
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.
Messy Church is a community event with a free dinner for families and children - see flyer below
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.