What beautiful rain we have had over the past week! It has kept students inside on numerous occasions but I doubt anyone is really complaining. Our playground is recovering from our harsh summer already.
Unfortunately, the rain, and the current field conditions at the Batlow Showground, have led us to postpone the Athletics Carnival until Wednesday 8 May (Term 2, Week 2). Some events will be held ahead of the date. e.g. long jump and shot put.
Still on the subject of sports, our Cross Country event will be held next Monday, 8 April at the Batlow Golf Course.All students will be participating, including K/1. Students 8 years and older who finish in the top five places for their age group, will be invited to represent St Mary's at the Western Region Carnival in Harden/ Murrumburrah on Friday 3 May (Term 2, Week 1)
I hope all parents will respond to the survey, emailed yesterday regarding school lunch orders from Term 2 onwards.Batlow Technology School's canteen will no longer be able to provide lunch orders for our students. We thank BTS for their support over the past years in providing our students this convenient option for lunch. So we need to move on and consider the options most suitable and achievable for our students and their families. Please have surveys submitted back to us by Monday 8 April so that Community Council can make any necessary arrangements for the beginning of Term 2.
Finally, this Friday we are having a K-6 Assembly in which each class will present an item to the school showcasing what they have been doing this term. All parents and friends are warmly welcome to attend. The assembly will be in our library starting at 1:45pm.
We have celebrated on the weekend the 4th Sunday of Lent. It is called Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday - Easter is just around the corner!
Next Thursday the children at St Mary's will symbolically share a meal together as Jesus did at the Last Supper. Our celebration will begin at 12.30pm with a procession of palms.Then as a whole school we will have a meal together.
There is no charge for lunch and all dietary requirements will be met.
Next Monday 8th April St Mary's will be holding their annual Cross Country Carnival. We will be holding this event at the Batlow Showground and accessing the Batlow Golf Course as part of the event. Back up date is Wednesday 10 April.
Yr 2-6 will walk to and from the showgrounddeparting school at 10:00am and returning to school by 2:00pm.
K/1 will travel by bus departing school at 11:00am and returning to school at 1:30pm.
All official events will start at 11:30 with the older age groups running first.
Any parents wishing to attend are warmly welcome.
Any parents who are able to go on a checkpoint around the course are asked to indicate on the form below.
Feel free to bring a chair and enjoy this wonderful event.
Students will need to take their recess, lunch, extra water, hat and sunscreen.
Any lunch orders on the day will be collected from the BTS canteen and delivered to the showground.
St Mary's has registered for Woolworths Earn and Learn.
Anyone can help us earn Starting Wednesday 1 May, anyone can collect stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends. Stick together and collect more With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at St Mary's School or your local Woolworths. St Mary's will have a collection box at the Tumut store.
Earn great equipment from MTA Once again, Woolworths wil be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment.This means we can choose equipment for St Mary's own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths, English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.