Term 3 - Week 5, 2022
It was great to see our Stage 2 & 3 students joining in the Cricket Gala day in Bellingen on Wednesday. My thanks go to Carmel Beaumont, Louise Sprowles and Kim Brady for organising this experience for the students. After a few years of working together through a pandemic it has certainly been welcome to get out and involved in events like this. It was only 1 year ago that we went into lockdown in regional NSW!
T20 Cricket Gala Day
The ‘Tell them from me’ surveys are still open. Please note these school improvement surveys will close on August 31st. Parents can access the surveys by following the link provided below. I encourage each family to complete the surveys so we can capture your voice in our school improvement processes.
On Monday, the Stage 1 students led us in a Prayer Assembly on the Assumption of Mary. Mary is a significant woman in our Catholic faith; she is considered the first disciple of Jesus. Monday was the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. It is a day in our church where we celebrate her assumption into heaven. All the students brought home a reflection that they completed during the assembly. I encourage you to reflect with the students about this significant day in the church.
Congratulations to the following students, who received class awards this week:
Billie T -for excellent problem-solving in Mathematics using addition.
Rokko B - for excellent hearing of and recording sounds in words to write a space story.
Lakota M-T - for your excellent singing in our Prayer Assembly. Thank you.
Abby M - for your amazing reading in our Prayer Assembly. Well done.
Chloe T - for being a creative problem solver in Mathematics.
Rosie W - for her effort with reading in LLI groups.
Cormac O - for application to all writing tasks and being a patient mentor when assisting our Kindergarten students to use and log in to a computer.
Reid G - for being able to demonstrate how to read compass directions on maps, including NE, ESE etc.
Enrolments Now Open for 2023
Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten and all other grades for 2023. Please call the school on 6657 2552 to request an enrolment pack. When you have returned your completed application form to the school, you and your child will be invited to attend an enrolment interview. In Term 4, we will schedule some Kindergarten orientation dates to support the students to transition to school. We look forward to meeting our new students in the coming weeks.
2022 Book Week & Book Fair Events
We’re setting up! The cases are here, and the books are calling. Come by next week Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August at Mt St John’s Library to buy your favourites! This Book Fair we’re aiming to reach $1,000. Every book you buy supports our school and brings more free books to our pupils!
There is a lot happening next week - here are some reminders:
- Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th August – Complete your colouring in and guessing competition
- Wednesday 24th August – Excursion to the Dorrigo Town Library
- Thursday 25th August – Book Week Character Dress Up day
- Thursday 25th August – We look forward to welcoming all parents, carers, and
families in for our book parade at 11:30am. Winners of the colouring in competition and guessing competition will be announced after the parade.
Yesterday morning we were excited to see a male Regent Bowerbird in the carpark. He was greedily eating the flowers off the magnolia tree and was quite happy for us to come up close and take photos. The Regent Bowerbird is usually shy and retiring and is found in forests, particularly rainforest and densely treed gullies, so it was amazing to see one up so close. We are curious as to where his bower is!
Fathers' Day Breakfast & Liturgy
We will be celebrating Fathers' Day with a special FREE breakfast and liturgy here at school on Friday 2nd September from 8:30am. Breakfast will be bacon & egg rolls and coffee (we have asked Gordo to bring his van on the day). This will be followed by a liturgy. All fathers, grandfathers and father figures are invited! More information to follow next week.
How to Cancel a Canteen Order
If you need to, you can cancel canteen orders before 8:30am on Friday mornings. If you know your child is going to be away you can go into Compass Canteen and select "cancel order". The money goes back into your Compass "wallet" so you can use it next time you order.
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 "God Loves Us Eternally" KidsClub 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.
The next Messy Church ("Messy Seas") will be held on Sunday 11th September from 4-6pm in the Anglican Church. Dinner will be provided - 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.
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.