Last week staff and students enjoyed a visit from Matt Sexton, a numeracy consultant who is now working with Leonie Anstey's team, Elevating Learning. Matt worked with teachers before and after a teaching demonstration lesson with Year 2/3/4. We are certainly lucky to have quality professional development that comes to Batlow. Teachers will now put their learning into their classroom practice and staff conversations will continue. The students impressed us and Matt. Well done Year 2/3/4!
I hope that many parents and friends were able to enter the pavillion at the Batlow Show last Saturday and see St Mary's wonderful, vibrant and creative work. Thank you also to Ying and Clarissa for helping staff cover the back gate on Saturday. It was an opportunity to connect with many community members as they came through the gate.
This week remains busy as we:
Practice for Online NAPLAN to ensure we have the capability to run the tests in May. Student work will not be marked.
School Photos will be conducted this Wednesday.
Our combined Athletics Carnival with St Joseph's Adelong has been postponed, as the Showground has been damaged from the horse events at the Show and recent rain. The carnival will now be held in Week 2 Term 2.
If you are able to be of assistance with timekeeping or other events your offer will be most appreciated.
Year 6 leaders will run an Easter raffle. Tickets will be sent home to each family with tickets 50c each. There are 4 prizes with Easter eggs, chocolates colouring pencils and textas. Raffle will be drawn on Thursday 11th April. Proceeds to Project Compassion with the project being solar panels for water wells in developing countries. A huge thank you to Mrs Saunderson for donating the items for the raffle.
At the entry of the school a basket of fruit is provided for students who may wish to have a lovely piece of fruit for crunch n sip or morning tea if they have forgotten to bring something from home or would like an extra piece to eat.
Our supply is running low and we are asking if any families would like to donate some fruit to assist us with continuing to provide this at school.
Our annual Athletics Carnival that was scheduled for this Thursday 28th March has been postponed as the grounds were damaged by the equestrian events at the show and recent rain. The carnival will now be held Wednesday 8th May - Week 2 Term 2.The Western Region Carnival is scheduled for 21st June 2019 in Cootamundra.
Any lunch orders taken will be held at school for the carnival in Term 2.
Tumut Eagles Miniroos Come & Try Afternoon Fri 29th March 5-7 pm at Bull Paddock Tumut Ages 5-9 yrs New and registered players welcome Conducted by FWW’s development officer Liam Dedini Free sausage sizzle No registrations or sign up necessary, Just turn up and enjoy!
Hockey Come and Try Day
SCHOOL HOLIDAY TENNIS CLINIC
Monday, 15th April. – Thursday, 18th April.
Held at the Tumut Lawn Tennis Club
Morning classes for juniors (9.00 – 10.30am; 10.30 – 12.00md)
(Limited numbers per class so bookings essential)
Contact Bernadette Cahill on 6947 4968 or 0427 343 904