Term 3 - Week 7, 2022
Today we hosted our fathers and father figures for breakfast. It was great to catch up with them, to pray for them and their important role within the lives of our children. Our Stage 2 students led a Prayer Assembly for our fathers. My thanks go to Louise Sprowles for organising this event. We’ve attached a photo gallery of the gathering.
Please register for our upcoming Trivia Night - see article below. A notification will be sent shortly through Compass with all the details.
When: Tuesday 13th September @ 5pm
Dinner: Pizzas (GF option available)
Dessert: Ice-cream or tarts
Cost: $5 per person.
The night promises to be a great community building event. There will be lucky door prizes and lots of fun games in between trivia rounds. We look forward to seeing you and testing your knowledge!
The last day of term will be Thursday 22nd September. Our Staff Spirituality Day will be on Friday 23rd of September; as such this day is a pupil free day.
Fathers' Day Breakfast & Liturgy
Thank you to all those fathers, grandfathers, and father figures who attended our Father's Day Breakfast and Liturgy today. The car park was jam-packed with utes this morning! Everyone enjoyed some tasty bacon & egg rolls and coffee, followed by a short liturgy. We have had some lovely feedback about the morning.
Fathers' Day photos
Congratulations to the following students, who received class awards this week:
Charlotte B - for great reading during small groups and trying hard to sound out unknown words
Chayse B - for great work when learning about your sounds. It is great to see your can-do attitude!
Hunter G - for finding the trick when solving problems with fractions
Xavier B - for his enthusiasm in Mathematics and for being a creative problem-solver
Mia G - for being a resilient learner and writing an entertaining speech about her family
Abbi M - for consistent application to all Mathematics tasks and being able to set out her thinking logically and accurately
Freya W - for striving to improve the quality of her writing tasks
We are hosting a trivia night to build connections with our families on Tuesday 13th September. Teams can be up to 6 people. Some teachers and other staff will be available to join your team (remember teachers sometimes appear to know everything!). There will be fun games to play in between rounds. Questions will be suitable for Kindergarten students up to Year 6.
Cost: $5 per person - includes dinner & dessert. This can be paid on the night.
Please RSVP by Monday 12th September for catering purposes via the Compass parent portal.
5:00pm - Dinner served
5:45 - Trivia begins
7:00pm - Finish
Pizza (GF options available)
- ham & cheese
- chicken with bbq sauce
- roast pumpkin, spinach & feta
- meat lovers
Spinach & bacon slice (GF)
Ice-cream in a cone (children)
Selection of tarts
** This will be an alcohol-free event.
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.
Kindergarten Parent Information Morning
We enjoyed welcoming the families of our Kindergarten students in to school yesterday to find out a bit about how they are learning to read and write with our InitiaLit program. It is so exciting as educators to see the students grasp the concepts of reading, and we loved sharing this with our families.
Mini Vinnies Blanket
The members of Mini Vinnies have been busily working on their blanket for a few weeks now, and today they displayed their finished product. This completed blanket will be sent to St Vincent de Paul, who will pass it on to someone in need. Great work!
Pupil-Free Staff Development Day
Please note that the last day of Term 3 for students will be Thursday 22nd September. We have a pupil free day at the end of term for our Staff Spirituality Day.
2022 Book Week Update
Great news, we ended up exceeding our goal of $1000 in book sales at our Book Fair last week ($1025)! This meant we were able to collect $300 of free books for our school library from Scholastic. Great work, everyone!
Healthy Harold Visit
We are welcoming Healthy Harold from Life Education to our school next week on Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th September. Life Education has been supporting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and young Australians for over 40 years. They do this by delivering best practice and curriculum aligned programs to thousands of preschools and primary schools reaching over 700,000 children aged 3-13 every year. They partner with schools, and parents, to deliver interactive and fun educational lessons that empower children and young people to make safer, healthier and happier choices.
For more information, visit the Life Education website using the link below.
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.
Service NSW Visits
Service NSW will be back in Dorrigo and Bellingen on the following dates:
Dorrigo – Wednesday 21st September between 10:00am and 3:00pm in front of The Cheeky Sparrow Café, Hickory St, Dorrigo.
Bellingen – Thursday 22nd September between 9:00am and 3:00pm at St Andrews Church, 28 Hyde St, Bellingen.
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.