Term 2 - Week 10, 2022
Today is the last day of Term 2. The teachers have been collating assessments and grading student learning over the past semester. It has been especially pleasing to read about the progress all of our students have made this semester.
Report cards will be published today through Compass. This means you will not be getting a paper report card this year. However, you can access report cards on Compass on both a mobile device and computer. If you have any trouble accessing your child’s report card please contact the school and we will provide assistance.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 2 next term commencing on Monday 25th July. Information will be sent home early next term so that you can book your Parent Teacher Interview.
Today we celebrated NAIDOC week at school. We had a yarn with Uncle Allen as he explained the newly commissioned artwork that is on display in our foyer. The children also engaged in learning language with Lesley Green. Learning language has been a goal of some of our indigenous students this year, so it was great to see Lesley working with us towards achieving this goal. The students also had the opportunity to play indigenous games as well as creating some indigenous artworks. My thanks go to Salena and our indigenous students for organising this important celebration.
Enjoy the holidays, school resumes on Tuesday 19th July.
Friday 1st July is the last day of Term 2.
We have a Staff Development Day on Monday 18th July, which is a pupil-free day.
Term 3 commences on Tuesday 19th July.
Genevieve J - For wonderful reading in Reading Groups. You use great expression when reading to others.
Charlotte B - For your wonderful work in Religion, listening carefully and naming sacred objects found in the Church.
Tate M-T - For sounding out your words when writing. You give every word a go. Keep it up!
Ruby M - For your incredible work in writing. Your information reports on animals included some detail. Well done!
Cooper H - For his contributions to class discussion. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
Ruby F - For her effort in Reading Groups. She is reading fluently and with expression. Well done!
Reid G - For creating an interesting game to demonstrate 50/50 chance in Maths. (Wendy White)
Ivy M - For your research and presentation of your History project - How and Why Samoan People Migrated to Australia.
Freya W - For 100% effort and participation in Guided Reading. You have made a tremendous improvement. (Eleanor Kerr)
Harry W - For your research and presentation of your History project - Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.
Shyla G - For your research and presentation of your History project.
2022 Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. You must read a certain number of books to complete the Challenge. The Challenge closes for students on Friday August 19, 2022.
Congratulations to the following students, who have completed this year's Premier's Reading Challenge: Ryan B, Hunter G, Abby M, Keira T, Aurora W, Piper B, Ruby M, Eden G, Hayley M, Chloe T, Jinky W, Cayden W, Rosie W.
Term 2 School Fees
Term 2 school fees are now due, unless you are paying by regular direct debit amounts. Thank you to those familes who have already made payments.
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
2. using the Compass app
You can check your school fee balance and pay fees through the 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.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) takes place
every year. The NCCD is a collection that counts:
- the number of school students receiving an adjustment or ‘help’ due to disability
- the level of adjustment they are receiving to access education on the same basis as other
Students are counted in the NCCD if they receive ongoing adjustments at school due to disability. This ‘help’ allows them to access education on the same basis as a child without disability. The NCCD uses the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Schools provide this information to education authorities.
Please see the links below for more information.
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.
Dorrigo Youth Centre Holiday Activities
Dorrigo Youth Centre has some great school holiday activities planned - see flyers below for details. Bookings are essential for the Laser Tag and hike.
The Laser Tag is a community activity for ages 8 and up, with lunch provided by the Dorrigo Suicide Provention Network. Bookings are required so that we know numbers for both laser tag and lunch. We need as many adult supervisors as possible to make the Laser Tag event both safe and fun for all. If any parents are interested in assisting, please contact Nicola on 0438 766 491.
Made in Dorrigo Markets - 9th July
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
Winter School Holidays Kids' Activities at Dorrigo National Park
These school holidays we invite your families to book into our Kids Gondwana Nature Play sessions on Tuesdays 5th and 12th July 10a-11a and 11:30a-12:30p. Suitable for children 5-8 years old, only $10 per child, activities will be guided by the lovely Ranger Nat and will include fun nature games, leaf litter exploration and the creation of a unique clay critter to take home!
Drop off the kids and enjoy your own quiet stroll in the Dorrigo Rainforest, perhaps join a short guided Gondwana Rainforest tour (run on the hour), or sit back and enjoy a cuppa at the café. Come and see the upgraded track and new Balaminda platform, you may even spot a new installation by the very talented Nick Warfield.
We look forward to seeing you in our unique Gondwana World Heritage Rainforest at Dorrigo National Park these holidays.
Service NSW - Mobile Centre coming to Dorrigo
Service NSW is coming to Dorrigo in our Mobile Service Centre on Wednesday 13th July 2022.
A friendly reminder that our dedicated Service NSW team on board can provide support across a broad range of services:
- Roads & Maritime Services (including licence and registration renewals and applications).
- Processing of NSW Fitness to Drive Medical Assessments and Mobility Parking Applications.
- Processing of RSA and RCG cards.
- Undertaking Driver Knowledge Tests.
- Births, Deaths and Marriages (including birth, marriage, death and change of name certificates).
- Application and Renewal of Working with Children Checks on behalf of Office of Children’s Guardian.
- Regional Seniors Travel Card Applications
- Stay NSW Voucher Applications
Our Mobile Service Centre is a cashless facility and will accept payment by credit/debit cards or cheques.
Please check the Service NSW website for the latest information on service locations and our up-to-date trading hours at www.service.nsw.gov.au/msc.
Please contact 13 77 88 or email MobileServiceCentres@service.nsw.gov.au for any further information or to answer any questions you may have.
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)
July School Holiday Activities @ Dorrigo Library
Below is a poster for the July school holiday activities at Dorrigo Library. There is a great event in the first week for children aged 10-18 and the second week is for children aged 5-10.
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.