- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- FROM THE REC
- PIONEER NIGHT
- SCHOOL HOURS
- 3/4 MASS
- NO HAT, NO PLAY
- OPERATION CHRISTMAS BOXES
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- HOME COOKING
- CAKE RAFFLE
- RADIO NEWS
- BATLOW BAKERY LIST
- SCHOOL BANKING
- BUS PASS FOR YEAR 7 2020 STUDENTS
- 5/6 EXCURSION
- SUMMER SIZZLERS
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
- THANK YOU
- QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Welcome back to our final term for the year.
As you know, Rhiannon Clark one of our Year 2/3/4 teachers, tragically lost her partner following a vehicle accident on their property during the holidays. Shane McDermott’s funeral may possibly be this Friday in Barellan, Shane and Rhiannon’s home town.
Some staff members will be attending to support Rhiannon and her two children, Rory and Raegan. Please be aware that class programs may be modified on the day.
If any parents would like to forward a sympathy card to her address in Barellan her address is:
21 Bendee St, Barellan, NSW, 2665.
Alternatively, staff attending the funeral can take any cards with them that are left at the school office by Thursday afternoon.
Please keep Rhiannon in your prayers.
This week is a huge week for our little choir that is Kinder to Year 4. We have three events to sing at:
· Tuesday- Pioneers Night at the Batlow RSL Club (6:45pm for 7:00pm). Full summer uniform please.
· Thursday- Western Region Choir Competition at McAuley Tumut (9am-3:00pm). Full summer uniform please.
· Saturday – Batlow Apple Blossom Festival (10:45 for 11:00am). No uniform, casual clothes.
A separate note has been forwarded to parents regarding all singing details. Wish us luck as we enter the Choir competition for the first time in many, many years.
Have a good week everyone,
Welcome back to Term 4. We seem to say each term ‘this one will be busy’. It will be…
October and May are the traditional months in the Catholic Church in which the Rosary is highlighted.
Below is a brief history of the Rosary. Each day in class for this week a decade of the rosary will be prayed; activities related to the story will be completed.
The rosary name comes from the Latin word rosarium which means ‘rose garden’. In the Middle Ages, Mary was often called ‘Rose’ and the name eventually became rosary.
In olden times, people who couldn’t read or write couldn’t say the official prayer of the Church which consists of the 150 psalms of the Bible. So they replaced the psalms with 150 and then 50 Ave Marias / Hail Mary's and they used bags of pebbles to count them. They then used beads on a string or knots tied in a cord. In between the decades the priests used to preach to the people about the happenings in the lives of Jesus and Mary.
Major religions have for centuries advocated the use of prayer beads as an aid to prayer. Since the earliest of times, people have used pebbles or a string of knots or beads on a cord to keep track of prayers offered to God. Muslims use a set of 99 beads with each bead representing a name for God in the Islamic faith tradition. Other examples are the Hindu “Mala beads’” and the Buddhist prayer beads.
Seasons for 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.
Seasons for Growth programs use a person centred learning approach. This approach doesn't use specific group processes or position the facilitator (Companion) as the expert, but instead aims to create an environment where participants become aware of their own strengths and resources, and decide on their own solutions. Companions model empathy, understanding and acceptance in the group in order to empower participants to be true partners in learning.
Thank you to parents who have indicated they would like to know more about this program. We will begin our first session Thursday 24th October 3:30 pm in the top classroom. The session runs for an hour.
Mission Month is also in October. We will celebrate with midday Mass next Thursday 24th with the K/1 Class. The children will be given a plain coloured t-shirt to wear as we will take part in an interactive Rosary after Mass. The Mission Rosary is a way to pray for the needs of the whole world. Each of the decades is coloured to represent a different region of the world.
Africa is green; Americas red; Europe is white; Oceania is blue and Asia is yellow.
The t-shirts are of no cost (the children can take them home after Thursday) we will be asking for a gold coin donation for our fundraising which you will hear more of next week.
As we all grieve, in our own way for Miss Clark and her little family, may we find love. Love is kind, it listens, it bears all things. Love never ends…
We continue to bloom and grow at St. Marys
TONIGHT Tuesday 15th October. Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 will sing at Pioneer's Night. Students are to be at the RSL Club by 6.45pm for singing at 7.00pm.
Full summer uniform please.
A beautiful Mass was held on the last Thursday of Term 3. After Mass students showed off their published items to parents and friends. Everyone had a lovely picnic lunch to celebrate a Term of hard work.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve our Wednesday lunches for Term 4.
If you are able to assist please let the office know.
If we are unable to get a volunteer we won't be able to supply this term.
CHOIR SINGING AT PIONEERS NIGHT - TONIGHT
CHOIR SINGING AT APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - 19TH OCTOBER
PUPIL FREE DAY - FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER (Staff Spirituality Day)
McAULEY Yr 7 2020 ORIENTATION DAY - FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
2/3/4 EXCURSION 11th - 12th NOVEMBER
CHILDRENS MASS - SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER
AWARDS DAY - WEDNESDAY 11th DECEMBER
YR 6 GRADUATION MASS - THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER
LAST DAY TERM 4 - WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER
Thank you to everyone who voluntered their time for the Community Council stall at the Apple Blossom Festival. The roster is as follows:-
The school choir will sing at the opening ceremony at 11:00am combining with BTS as one group. No school uniform, please meet staff at the stage at 10.45am.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME