- Principal's Message
- Awards Week 3
- Cake Raffle Week 4
- Home Cooking Week 4
- Radio News Week 5
- Summer Sizzlers
- St Mary's Book Fair
- 2019 KIndergarten Orientation Days
- School Banking
- K/1 Assembly
- Cricket Blast School Cup
- Children's Mass
- Police Visit
- Story Reading And Collaborative Art Piece
- Thank You
- Awards Night
- Mini Vinnies Day
- Faith Matters
- Drink Bottles
- Live Life Well
- Christmas Raffle
- Term 4 Dates
- Batlow Swimming Club
- Swimming Lessons
- Quote Of The Week
Thank you to the wonderful students who attended the Opening of the Refurbished Literary Institute last Friday evening. It was such a special opportunity to showcase our school once again to the community especially with the special dignitaries that were also present. We are so proud of our students and thank parents for supporting these special community occasions.
We are really excited to be welcoming author/illustrator, Megan Forward to St Mary’s this week. Megan is presenting her book ‘All I want for Christmas is Rain’ to the students along with a special art and science combined activity. Please remember to send along a painting smock or old shirt for this special activity.
K/1 and Ms Soulsby are excited to be presenting their K/1 assembly THIS Friday. All parents and carers are welcome to come along to the library at 2.15pm for this assembly.
Book Fair has arrived and the students have been very keen to come along to the library and browse through the great array of books and special items on display. Parents/carers are welcome to call into the library and purchase some books on the days advertised below in the newsletter.
I will be away this week on Long Service Leave. Mrs Richards will be the Acting Principal during my absence.
Best wishes for a happy week,
Tomorrows "Summer Sizzler" will be chicken tender wraps with lettuce, mayo and salad.
$3.50 per serve or 2 serves per person for $5.
Zooper Doopers 80c and Icecream cones $1 also available each week.
Due to the years 2-6 cricket day "summer sizzlers" will be on TUESDAY next week and will be NACHOS.
You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair: READING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!
WHEN: This Monday 5th November until Friday 9th November.
Books and stationery items will be available to purchase after school Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as well as Friday morning.
WHERE: St Mary's School Library
The children will have the opportunity to look at the book fair in their library time and make a wish list!!
We have a wonderful range of books to purchase... it might be a great chance to start some Christmas shopping!
Payment can be made by cash and eftpos is also available for the fair.
We will welcome our 2019 kindergarten students who are continuing their orientation days. Below are the remainder of days and dates for this term.
Thursday 8th November 8.45am-12.00pm
Thursday 15th November 8.45am - 3.10pm
Thursday 22nd November 8.45am - 3.10pm
Year K/1 and Miss Soulsby are holding a class assembly this Friday 9th November at 2.15pm in the school library.
This will be the ONLY class assembly this term as Year K/1 missed the opportunity last term.
Mums, dads, carers, grandparent and family members all welcome to attend.
Sunday 18th November St Mary's will be holding our school Mass for the term.
Please let the office or Mrs Richards know if your child will be attending so they can have a special job to do during Mass.
On Monday K/1 had two special visitors. Constable Aimee Zwicki (Batlow) and Senior Constable Joe Camilleri (Cootamundra) came to visit K/1 to talk about safety and those people we know we can trust in our Community.
At morning tea the police officers spent some time on the playground chatting to students.
On Thursday we welcome author/illustrator, Megan Forward to St Mary’s. Megan is presenting her book ‘All I want for Christmas is Rain’ to the students along with a special art and science combined activity. Our 2019 kindergartens will also be joining us for this special activity.
Please remember to send along a painting smock or old shirt for students to wear for this activity.
Thank you to the following people for your help at St Mary's in the following ways:
Mrs Sullivan & Ms Fayle for doing summer sizzler lunches each week.
Mrs Lauren Dunlop and Ms Tracee Holland for transporting Yr 5/6 students to McAuley in Tumut last Friday for the Social Justice Day.
Ms Cindy Skein for spreading the sugar mulch in the garden.
Mr Richards for installing our new seat in the garden.
Last Friday ten students in Year 5/6 travelled by private car to McAuley Catholic Central School, Tumut, to participate in a day titled, What is Social Justice? This day was organised by the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Our presenters Wes, Therese and Patricia, led the students through three workshops which focused on a different aspect of living below the poverty line. Interesting activities allowed students to explore what it means to 'sleep rough' and why people may need to 'couch surf' when they are faced with challenges. The content was often explained through simple games and human graphs. The day also raised many questions of how we can support people in need. The story of The Good Samaritan was pivotal as it was this story from Luke's Gospel, that inspired St Vincent when he was walking through the streets of Paris three hundred years ago. What an amazing legacy St Vincent has encouraged.
I would like to complement the students on their excellent behaviour and the learning they undertook over the day. It was also a great day to combine with Year 5/6 students from McAuley CCS and St Joseph's Adelong.
Recently, I have had two separate conversations with parents requesting information on becoming Catholic.
If seeking the sacrament of baptism for yourself, or for your child, parents will need to contact the Tumut Parish and discuss the process with either Fr George or Fr Namora. Phone: (02) 6947 4599 They will welcome your call.
The rituals of the sacraments are performed by the Parish Priests. They are always held in weekend Mass times.
Once baptised Catholic students are invited to complete the next three sacraments, usually during the course of their primary years. Mrs Murray prepares the students for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. She works closely with parents and the parish. Several lessons are conducted separate from class work and includes a workbook for the students to complete at home with the family. Preparation reveals the gift of grace about to be bestowed on them. It is a very special time for both the candidates and their families.
I am the Religious Education Coordinator for St Mary's Primary School.
Both Mrs Murray and myself are happy to assist you with any of your queries in regard to the Sacraments.
Please remeber especially as the weather gets warmer, drink bottles need to be thoroughly washed out to stop the growth of mould which can lead to sickness. This is more often in bottles which have juice or cordial in them.
Unfortunatley we had to cancel our ticket selling in front of IGA last Thursday due to no offers from families to help sell.
We have another stall booked for Thursday 15th November and if we don't get helpers we will sadly have to cancel again.
Tickets for this raffle will be sent home soon to families and will be drawn on Friday 14th December at the RSL Club.
Golf for K-6 - Each Friday
Footsteps Dance for K-6 - Each Monday
2019 Kinder Orientation days - This Thursday 8th, 15th & 22nd November
Years 2-6 Cricket Blast School Cup Day - Wednesday 14th November
Carols By Candlelight - Tuesday 11th December 6.30pm
Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass - Thursday 13th December
2018 Awards Evening - Monday 17th December 2pm.
Students Last Day Of Term - Tuesday 18th December
BATLOW SWIMMING CLUB
The Batlow Pool opens on Saturday 10th November and
Registrations are now open for the 2018/19 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 5:30 – 6:30pm from 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.
For more information, contact the Registrar, Sharon Stuenkel on 0417 229 245.