- Principal's Message
- FROM THE REC
- NSWCPS MACKILLOP TRIALS
- YEAR 2/3/4 MATHS
- CAKE RAFFLE
- HOME COOKING
- RADIO NEWS
- SUN SAFETY AWARENESS
- WINTER WARMER WEDNESDAY
- TRIVIA NIGHT
- COMMUNITY EVENTS
- SIGN UP SEPTEMBER
- FIRST AID/CPR
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION FOR 2020
- QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Hello Parents and Carers,
I have to thank all involved for a successful ‘Trivia Night’ last Saturday at the Batlow RSL, which is our major fundraiser for the year. It is always well organised by a small committee and is such a good night of fun. A big thank you to all the organisations and people who donated items over the previous months. The prizes were truly amazing and reflect our wonderful community spirit. Thank you!
Yesterday, we celebrated St Mary’s Feast Day with Whole School Prayer, a special lunch and some afternoon activities. A great time was had by all and it was such a lovely afternoon of simple fun. Thank you to Patrina Clee on the barbecue and those who came along to enjoy our hospitality.
I have been working in all classrooms over the past week reworking our St Mary’s school rules. The rules we have are now simplified to:
Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Kind. We want our students to be able to tell anyone who asks what the school rules are, quickly and confidently. Students are expected to know the rules and understand what positive behaviour looks like and what type of behaviour is a breach of our policy. The bottom line of our policy is that Every child deserves to be safe at our school. I’m confident that this message is supported at home as well. This Wednesday, staff will be working with CE Consultant Ms Carol Lamont on School Wide Positive Behaviour as we continue to develop and refine our Pastoral Care Policy and Anti Bullying Policy.
Congratulations to Daniel Korn who represented St Mary’s in the MacKillop Cricket side for his age level, last Friday in Wagga. Although not selected to go on further, Daniel enjoyed the opportunity and gained much experience to take him into the next cricket season.
As we prepare for the end of the term please be aware that I will be on leave for Week 9 and 10 as I attend a family wedding in Europe. I am very excited and really looking forward to the celebration. Chris Baron will take my seat on both Mondays. She is also looking forward to catching up with familiar faces and saying a final farewell to St Mary’s now that her position in Gundagai is now continuing. On other days, St Mary’s will be looked after by Ms Anne Saunderson and Ms Liz Murray.
Have a lovely week everyone.
Year 6 Parents/Carers have you sent your permission for your child to travel with Mrs. Saunderson or Ms Holland to the Western Region Mass next Tuesday 17th September?. Lunch and recess is provided. We will leave by 8:45 am and will be back for home time.
What was one of the questions asked at St. Mary’s Trivia night on Saturday night? The answer is on this page!
Yesterday we celebrated the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary our St. Mary’s Feast Day. We honour her on this day, remembering the words of the Angelus prayer…
A reminder that we will celebrate our writing publication with a Mass at 12:00 noon with the 2/3/4 Class on Thursday 26th September. Bring your sandwich and join us on the oval for a picnic lunch. Come into the classrooms and read your children’s exciting stories.
Seasons of Growth is a programme for children, young people or adults who have experienced significant change or loss in their lives. The feelings centred around change are normal and are often fought against as we don’t realise that they are normal. If you are interested in your child being part of this program could you contact the school for further information.
Last Thursday and Friday Daniel attended the NSW Catholic Primary Schools Mackillop trials representing the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn where he was one of eleven chosen back in Term One. Along with the Catholic dioceses of Wagga, Parramatta, Wollongong and Sydney a total of 66 boys trialed for a spot in one of two teams of twelve to play in PSSA State Cricket at Wollongong in October.
Although not successful in gaining a spot, this was a great experience and opportunity. Well done Daniel!
The Spring sun was shining so 2/3/4 took their Maths lesson outside for some active learning.
Students participated in a game of 'Coin Toss' where they had to race to throw coins into a bucket and reach a particular value e.g: $1.50, $4.75 etc.
When a coin made it in, the students had to record the coin’s value and the running total. The game combined physical activity, coin recognition and addition of money. Miss Buckmaster has been asked numerous times if they can play again because they had so much fun!
Please be aware that students will require their school hats from now on. The "No Hat, No Play" policy will take effect from the beginning of Term 4.
Please start reminding your children and we will do the same over the next 3 weeks.
A very successful trivia night was held last Saturday night. The amount raised from the raffle and trivia night was $5,144.65.
Thanks to families who donated items, sold tickets and helped in any way.
The Raffle Winners were:
FIRST: CANBERRA WEEKEND Kate Tainio
SECOND: $100 WiSH GIFT CARD Liz Murray
THIRD: EUCULYPTUS HAMPER Phil Owers
FOURTH: $50 RSL CLUB VOUCHER Angela Ryan
Thank you to those who purchased and sold tickets.
BATLOW JUNIOR CRICKET
THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2019 4pm – 5.30pm at the BATLOW OVAL
Is your son or daughter interested in playing cricket for Batlow?
Are they aged between 9 and 14? (Girls can play up to 15yo).
Then bring them to the Batlow Junior Cricket Club Muster Day.
No previous experience is required, and the modified rules of junior cricket allow for equal participation of all ages and skill levels in all aspects of the game.
Contact Rob Ironside on 0427491501 or Cara Ironside on 0411460277
SNOWY VALLEYS COUNCIL SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
St Mary’s is updating their CPR and First Aid qualifications early next term and have seven vacancies if you are interested in joining us, particularly the First Aid component.
· Courses delivered by St John’s Ambulance
· Wednesday 16 October - 3.30 - 7.00pm (CPR only for 2 hours and then First Aid training will begin) and then;
· Thursday 17 October - 3:30pm to 7:00pm (First Aid only)
· Venue: St Mary’s Primary School
· Cost : CPR $66 / First Aid $181 (includes Anaphylaxis and Asthma Education).
Please pay St Mary’s BSB: 062786 ACC: 00010032
· First Aid will require participants to complete an online component prior to the face to face training. Please confirm your attendance with the school secretary Tricia Marsh email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of term.
K/1 ASSEMBLY 2.15PM 20TH SEPTEMBER
5/6 EXCURSION 24th - 25th SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY TERM 4 MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
PUPIL FREE DAY 8TH NOVEMBER (Staff Spirituality Day)
2/3/4 EXCURSION 11th - 12th NOVEMBER
AWARDS DAY 11th DECEMBER
YR 6 GRADUATION MASS 12th DECEMBER
LAST DAY TERM 4 WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER