- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- FROM THE REC
- ST VINCENT DE PAUL HAMPERS
- KINDER/YEAR 1 CHICKENS
- AWARDS EVENING
- THANKSGIVING / GRADUATION MASS
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
- IT'S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
- SCHOOL BANKING
- END OF YEAR POOL PARTY
- KRIS KRINGLE
- BOOK FAIR
- CHRISTMAS MASSES
- THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
- CANBERRA ZOO AND AQUARIUM
We are certainly looking forward to having parents with us this Wednesday evening for our Annual Awards. It has been a long time since we have gathered to celebrate as a school community and it will be fitting to acknowledge the year we have had and recognise the achievements and efforts of our students, your children. Proceedings will start at 6pm in the Batlow Literary Institute and COVID Safe plans will be in place. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. Adults and students experiencing cold, flu like symptoms are requested to not to attend and seek a COVID test. There will be 4 seats per family group now that restrictions have been relaxed to 2sqm.
On Thursday we will again gather for our Thanksgiving / Graduation Mass. We give thanks for blessings that we have had bestowed on us over 2020 and farewell our Year 6 students who are heading off to secondary school. Families are also invited to send in non perishable items for Christmas hampers that we be taken to St Vincent de Paul. Year 6 parents have been invited to celebrate this special Mass with us and their children.
Staffing for 2021 is now finalised. Class teachers for 2021 are:
- K/1/2 Ms Amy Buckmaster
- 3/4 Ms Isabelle Lamont
- 5/6 Ms Maddison Crozier
Class rooms will all rotate so that:
- K/1/2 will go into 4/5/6’s current room
- 5/6 will go into 2/3’s current room
- 3/ 4 will go into K/1’s current room.
Another change in staffing will be our Religious Education Coordinator.Literacy/Numeracy Coordinator, previously Ms Saunderson’s role. This will be announced before the end of term.
To conclude our busy week, we have our end of year pool celebration and students are allowed some free time in the water after completing swimming lessons. Students will need to bring their own lunch and drinks but we will also grab some chips and ice blocks to share in the spirit of the day.
As we head into summer holidays, we are anticipating a well earned rest and relaxing break. I think we are all looking forward to it.
On the second Sunday of Advent, we light the Candle of Peace as a symbol of the peace and goodwill to all that having Faith in Jesus brings. We are reminded that true peace comes from the Spirit of God that dwells within us.
Over the past few week's K/1 have been learning about how living things grow and change in Science. To observe this in a real-life situation K/1 were lucky enough to incubate chicken eggs. After a much anticipated 21 days of incubation, students were excited to see 1 of our eggs hatching last Monday morning. 1 more egg followed the next day and we were greeted with 2 very cute little chicks. K/1 decided to call them Vanilla and Chocolate. K/1 have been discussing and comparing their chicks to how other living things grow and change, learning about caring for animals and just simply adoring our new friends. It has been an exciting few weeks in K/1 which was topped off on Friday when students were able to have their first cuddle with Vanilla and Chocolate. K/1 will continue to observe the chicks for the rest of this week before they return to the farm that they came from.
Swimming dates - 7/12, 8/12, 10/12.
Pool Celebration Day - 11th December
Awards Evening Wednesday 9 December - Literary Institute @ 6pm
Thanskgiving / Graduation Mass 10 December @ 10am
Students last day Tuesday 15 December
Students first day Monday 1 February 2021 K-6
Swimming Carnival Friday 5 February 2021
The end of year Pool Celebration Day is this Friday 11th December. All students will walk to the pool at 10am. K/1 will bus back to school at 2:00pm. Year 2-6 will walk back.
Please bring swimmers, rashie, towel, sunscreen, hat and plenty to eat and drink.
Please ensure that all articles are are clearly labeled.
Skull Island will be available for use for two hours in the big pool. Only Proficient Swimmers will be able to use Skull Island.
Other swimmers will use the medium and small pool unde supervision of teachers.
Those students attending school on the very last student day (Tuesday 15 December)
are encouraged to bring a gift that is wrapped, to the value of $10 to gift to someone else. Students will pull someone’s name out of a hat in the morning, and make a card for them secretly-no telling.
● Before recess, students may share their gifts and a special circle celebration with their class mates. The emphasis is on being grateful and saying thank you.
● Gifts recommendations are gender neutral ones or if they are a girl, bring a present for a girl, if they are a boy, bring a present for a boy.