- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- FROM THE REC
- SAVE THE DATE FOR K/1/2 PARENTS
- FAMILY NIGHT
- EASTER MASS
- STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
- STUDENT OF THE WEEK AWARDS
- RADIO NEWS
- WHITE CROSS DENTAL
- HOME COOKING
- CAKE RAFFLE
- NUT FREE ZONE
- SCHOOL PHOTOS
- LITERACY - K/1/2
- LITERACY YEAR 3/4
- LITERACY YEAR 5/6
- ST MARY'S ...... THE PLACE TO BE
- CROSS COUNTRY
- THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
- BATLOW NETBALL CLUB
- ANGLICARE BUSHFIRE RELIEF MARCH NEWSLETTER
Thank you to the families who came along to our BBQ on Friday evening. It was a relaxed and friendly gathering and the children had a lovely time as well. With Covid 19 restrictions easing we hope to schedule more opportunities for our parents to gather with us for assemblies over the coming term.
Also I would like to thank the students and parents who came along to Mass on Sunday. Our staff and students are invited to present Liturgy once per term and it is a lovely way to connect with our parishioners. Last Sunday I was talking with Gene Vanzella who was remarking on how great our school looks. I must admit our grounds are looking inviting and are a credit to the Community Council initiatives over the past five years as well as grants we have been able to access from various organisations.
Today we held our Cross Country carnival and congratulations to those students who put in their best effort. The next level of competition is the Western Region carnival and it will be held in Boorowa, Tuesday 30 March. Ms Crozier will notify parents shortly of details if their child has qualified for the next level.
This Friday, Ryley and Zayn will be trialling for the Archdiocesan Cricket team in Gundagai. Ryley and Zayn play representative cricket for Tumut and are looking forward to the challenge. Good luck to both of you.
On a final note please keep in your prayers Thomas Korn who has been rushed to Sydney very unwell this morning. We pray for Thomas' quick return to school.
Have a lovely week everyone.
Pope Francis has proclaimed 2021 to be ‘The Year of St Joseph’ and this week on the 19th March we celebrate St Joseph’s Feast Day.
It is interesting that there is not one record of a word spoken by Joseph in the Scriptures yet aside from Mary the mother of Jesus, no other person is recalled more in the teachings of the Church up and down the centuries.
We have much that we can learn from Joseph. He showed great courage in becoming the legal father to Jesus. He was a tender and loving father, who showed great faith in the word of God. He was trusting and patient with his wife Mary and was happy to support his wife and son from the shadows. He was a hard worker and taught Jesus many life lessons.
Let us pray with these words from Pope Francis:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
A Parent Information Session will be held on Wednesday 21st April (Week 1 of Term 2) to provide information on the InitiaLit (Literacy) program that is being implemented in the K/1/2 class. This session will also provide support to parents on how to help your child with reading at home.
I will send an email this week to survey which time would be most suitable for parents, so please keep an eye out.
Melissa Hotham - Literacy (LNAP) Coordinator
Please be advised that the first day back next term will be a staff development day, Monday 19 April. We will be joining other schools in the diocese to look at High Impact Teaching Strategies. Students will begin Term 2 Tuesday 20 April.
There will be no staff development day on the first day of Term 3 or Term 4.
This year NAPLAN is scheduled for Term 2, between 11 May to 21 May. The national assessment is for students in Year 3 and 5 (and Yr 7 and 9) and will be conducted in an online format. NAPLAN is one ‘snapshot’ of student progress at several points in their learning journey in Literacy and Numeracy. It provides valuable information to parents and schools about student achievement alongside national data. Practice sessions will be scheduled for 25 March this term. More information will be forwarded to Year 3 and 5 parents prior to May.
Breakfast Club, every Tuesday and Thursday morning is a great time for students to sit down and have a quiet catch up before class.
BATLOW NETBALL CLUB
AGM TO FOLLOW
WHEN: Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 4.30pm
WHERE: Batlow Netball Courts, Batlow (near Skate Park)
All positions will be declared vacant.
Committee Members and Helpers needed for a successful 2021 season.
Any further information required, please contact Neeshah Williams on 0457 667 126, or message the Batlow Netball Club Facebook page.
This March newsletter contains some great upcoming events and information
on services to assist you.
Key Items For This Newsletter
OzHarvest visit to Batlow and Tumbarumba
- Salvation Army visit Tumbarumba and Batlow
- POWMAN & Community Boot camp
- Thread Together Van visit
- Sneak peek announcement for April: Farming Land Regeneration Project for Primary Producers
Ø OZHARVEST VISITS – PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES:
Batlow Thursday 18th March - 8.30am – 9.30am
Tumbarumba Thursday 18th March – 11.30am – 12.30pm
Ø SALVATION ARMY VAN VISITS:
The Salvation Army mobile office will be visiting Tumbarumba Wednesday 17th March & Batlow Thursday 18th March.
Both days 9am – 4pm. Offering Bushfire Assistance including access to new grants. (*eligibility criteria must be met)
Ø COMMUNITY BOOT CAMP EVENT IN BATLOW:
It's being held next Thursday 18th March 5.30-6.30pm (all the details are in the attached flyer/eventbrite link)
Registrations are essential for this FREE event, please click on the eventbrite link below for all the information and to register .
Covid safe event capped at 50 participants.
Batlow here's your opportunity to come and workout with Dave POW Tabain
3 X Kettle Bell World Champion
Creator of The 30 Day Challenge "The Challenge Guy"
Kids book Author @powman Books 1,2,3
Ø THREAD TOGETHER VAN VISIT:
I would like to thank every impacted resident who has visited our Thread Together Van days.
I am sure you will agree how wonderful this day is, the ongoing support to each other is how we can see that connection through recovery is so important.
The Tread Together Van will be visiting Batlow on Tuesday 30th March 2021.
Keeping with current Covid safe guidelines, each person is required to make an appointment.
Please contact me direct should you wish to book in. The Van visits between 10am & 1pm.
Our beautiful Coby will assist you in selecting items & we welcome you to come along and share a cuppa and morning tea.
Ø SNEAK PEEK ANNOUNCEMENT – FARMING LAND REGENERATION PROJECT FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS:
Primary Producers please mark Saturday 17th April in your diary!!! More information to come in the coming weeks. This program will essentially assist those who were impacted by the Dunn’s Road Bushfire obtain a pasture seed mix as a trial plot for their property. So please go mark the 17th of April in your diary and pass the word around your networks.
Ø ANGLICARE BUSHFIRE RELIEF HUB – BATLOW OFFICE:
Please feel welcome to call into our Anglicare Bushfire Relief Office, I have plenty of clothing items, kitchen utensils, footwear, personal care items, hats and more.
Free to fire impacted residents in the Snowy Valleys Council Dunn’s Road bushfire affected area.
If you have any questions and not sure who to ask please contact me and I am able to assist you, point you in the right direction or assist you with applications, online submissions or just a general
chat and share a cuppa.
Our Anglicare Financial Counsellor Chris Heckenberg visits every fortnight on a Wednesday with the next available date being Wednesday 17th & 31st March, this is a free service and bookings are essential. Contact me direct to make an appointment.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District Bushfire Recovery Counselling Team 0436 942 100.
ACCESSLINE 1800 800 944
Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636,
MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78,
If your life is in danger call 000
Bushfire Relief Coordinator Batlow – 0490 707 543
(Monday,Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am-3:30pm, Tuesday & Friday 9:00am – 2.00pm)
5 Batlow Road BATLOW NSW 2730