It’s hot and last Friday was a stinker! Our special day at the National Zoo and Aquarium was uncomfortable but at the same time, it was brilliant! We have shared a wonderful day out with your children and it was very special and full of many laughs, surprises and special moments viewing the animals. Please enjoy the many photos in our newsletter this week. I particularly like the whole group photo in front of the African Lion enclosure. Just before the photo was taken a male lion walked across the space directly in front of us before being joined by the female in the shady tree at the back. Simba and Nala were spectacular and ‘huge’.
Many dates are now confirmed for our final few weeks for 2020.
Reports will be sent home- Friday 4 December-(Parent teacher interviews are available on request)
Awards Evening –Wednesday 9 December @6pm
Thanksgiving/Graduation Mass -Thursday 10 December @10am
Students' last day is - Tuesday 15 December.
Our Swimming Program will begin next Monday at the Batlow Pool.We will conduct lessons to support water confidence, stroke development and water safety. Students will walk to the pool every day except for Wednesdays in Week 8 and 9. On the last Friday of the Swimming Programme we will have our End of Year pool day celebration. Please refer to the note below for finer details and to submit parent permission by this Friday.
Ms Crozier led Whole School Prayer this week. The focus was on gratitude. Students were paired with a partner to develop comments about why they were grateful for their friends and fellow students at St Mary’s. Whole School Prayer is held every Monday at 12:45pm.
Kristy McBain, Federal Member of Parliament for Eden Monaro popped in for a visit last week. Our Year 5/6 students used this opportunity to have a Q & A session with her. Kristy shared her comments and stories and letting our students get to know her as a politician.