This Friday is our Staff Spirituality Day and therefore a pupil free day. Staff will be attending the day with teachers from St Joseph’s, Adelong and St Patrick’s, Gundagai as we are led through prayer and reflection on the Gospel of Luke. We trust that the students will have a special day planned for them.
Unfortunately, Year 6 students who are enrolled in Year 7 at McAuley, Tumut in 2020 will need to attend McAuley on Friday 8 November for their second transition day. We wish our Year 6 students a great day of making new friends, meeting new teachers and getting to know how the secondary campus in Tumut is organised, particularly how to read and interpret the timetable.
This Wednesday, our Kindergarten 2020 students start their transition program. This is an exciting time for them and for us! We look forward to getting to know our new students and welcoming them, and their families, into our school.Ahead of Wednesday we have invited our new families in to school for quiet afternoon time on Monday and Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm.Families can look around the school when the older students have left for the day. Teachers will be available for a chat ahead of the busy day on Wednesday morning.
Next week is the long awaited Borambola Excursion for students in Year 2/3/4, their first overnight school excursion! Parents should have received the final email regarding ‘what to bring’ and departure and arrival times. If you have any questions ahead of the excursion please do not hesitate to ask. Ms Buckmaster and myself are happy to answer any questions.
How lovely to hear the rain falling on the roof last night! Hopefully weather patterns are changing. We continue to pray for rain.
The Seasons for Growth program continues on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 pm. If you have any enquiries about the program please contact me at the school. We will begin a new one sometime in 2020.
Thank you for sending in names of deceased members of your families. They will be added to our memory wall for November.
It is not too late if you have forgotten to send them in.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
With 3 million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over 739,000 children, your donation to this appeal is appreciated.
This year we are again invited to join in making a difference to people’s lives, by giving non perishable goods that will go toward hampers for families at Christmas.
Baskets will be placed at the front office of the school until Wednesday 11th December. Goods donated will be presented to St. Vincent de Paul members at out Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday 12th December at 10:00 am.
Suggestions for goods to be donated are, Christmas Pudding, custard powder, tinned fruit, Bon Bons, tea, coffee, milo, long life milk,sweet biscuits, candy canes, jelly,jams, long life juice, Christmas cake, pancake mix, cordial, lollies, pasta, pasta sauce, chips, nuts.
Children’s Mass this term will be Sunday 1st December 8:30 am.
This Friday 8th November McAuley will hold the second Year 7 2020 Orientation Day. This day is for all students attending McAuley for Year 7 in 2020. All students are required to make their own way to McAuley with the day commencing at 9am. Students can catch the school bus which leaves from the RSL Club at 8am.
Students are to wear their sports uniform. It is compulsory to have a hat.
Canteen will operate on the day if students would like to buy food on the day.
The Batlow Pool opens on Saturday 9th November and Registrations are now open for the 2019/20 season.
Swimming is a great way of building and maintaining fitness, as well as building stamina and strength, without the risk to joints of high impact activities.
Sessions will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 18th November through to March, these will include training sessions and race nights, games, water safety and guest coach appearances.
Parents are encouraged to get involved, to share their knowledge and participate in running the club, to assist with setting up and packing up each night and time keeping for race nights (swimmers compete against their own times)
Club swimmers are still available for $20 if you’re new or you’ve grown.
Batlow Swim Club is an approved and registered Active Kids provider.
Continuing members can register on-line, although the system has changed.
For more information, contact the Registrar, Sharon Stuenkel on 0417 229 245.
Mobile Service Centres will accept payment by credit and debit card or cheque.
The Mobile Service Centre will be visiting Batlow on 7 November 2019 and returning to your community every eight to nine weeks. Please check service.nsw.gov.au/msc for the latest information on locations and opening hours.