Term 3 Week 9
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
- Grandparents Day - Art Show Viewing 10-11:30am,Choir performance 11am
- Picnic Lunch 11:30am
- Creative Art Show 4-6pm
SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
- Soccer Presentation 11-1pm
Term 3 Week 10
MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
- Canteen Red Day (orders are closed)
- THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
- Interim Reports sent home
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
- Andrew Chinn Concert 2:20-3:20pm. All classes are performing
- Term 3 Ends
THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER
- Uniform Shop Open 5pm-6pm
MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
- Staff Development Day
- Uniform Shop Open 9am-9.30am
TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
- K-6 Return to school. Summer Uniform
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER
- K-2 Swim Program
- Publication & Performance Assembly 2.45pm
TUESDAY 22ND OCTOBER
- Cricket Blast School Cup
WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER
- P & F Meeting 6:30pm-7pm
FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER
- Boorowa Touch & Netball Carnival
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER
- CPS Basketball. Ends Sunday 27th October
TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
- 2020 Kindergarten Information Night 7pm-8.30pm
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
- All Saints Mass @ Cathedral 10am
- K-2 Swim Program
MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
- Life Education Van. Ends 6th November
- Canteen Red Day
TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
- 2020 Kindergarten Orientation Sessions
THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
- SCC Meeting 7-8pm
FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
- K-2 Swim Program
- The Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival note & payment is due.
- Don't forget to remind students to bring their hats to school please. The office does not have any spare hats to lend sorry.
- Don't forget to Pre-order the year book $25
Thanks to all who supported the night and special thanks to Stacey Writer for co-ordinating the event. People were very generous and about $2400 was raised. This will be used to purchase Chrome Books for Year 1/2B and 2HB classrooms.
SCHOOL STARTING TIME
A reminder to parents that teacher supervision begins at 8.30am. There are a handful of children who arrive by bus before 8.30am who we look after in a special arrangement for these families. Please do not send your children earlier. Staff are busy trying to do preparation work before 8.30am and not available to being do extra supervision.
There were many children who were successful at this carnival. Well done. Good luck to those travelling to the Mackillop competition on 16th September.
ANDREW CHINN WORKSHOP & CONCERT
Andrew Chinn will now be visiting our school on the last day of the term –Friday September 27th. Andrew writes and performs lots of songs that we use in our Masses, Liturgies and class lessons. During the day he will be doing workshops with all the classes and then presenting a concert involving all the children at 2.20pm. I encourage you all to come along for a great afternoon’s entertainment. This concert and workshop is covered in your school fees so it would be great if students did not go home early that day. It will be a Casual Clothes day.
CHRISTUS VIVIT- Pope Francis
Pope Francis has written a new document where he reflects on Youth and the Church’s mission in this area. On Friday Mrs Seaman and I had the opportunity to listen to Archbishop Prowse reflect on some of the Pope’s words. One paragraph that struck with me was a reflection by the Pope on our role as Catholics. He asks us to think not about what we can get from the world but what we can give to the world. This is also an area we ask of our students. What can we do for others to make a school and community a better place? The Catholic faith is not an inwards looking faith but looking outwards to make the world a better place for ourselves and others.
These are some of Pope Francis words to reflect upon:
285. We need to ask: Do I know myself, quite apart from my illusions and emotions? Do I know what brings joy or sorrow to my heart? What are my strengths and weaknesses? These questions immediately give rise to others: How can I serve people better and prove most helpful to our world and to the Church? What is my real place in this world? What can I offer to society? Even more realistic questions then follow: Do I have the abilities needed to offer this kind of service? Could I develop those abilities?
286. These questions should be centred less on ourselves and our own inclinations, but on others, so that our discernment leads us to see our life in relation to their lives. That is why I would remind you of the most important question of all. “So often in life, we waste time asking ourselves: ‘Who am I?’ You can keep asking, ‘Who am I?’ for the rest of your lives. But the real question is: ‘For whom am I?’”. Of course, you are for God. But he has decided that you should also be for others, and he has given you many qualities, inclinations, gifts and charisms that are not for you, but to share with those around you.
When God Made Dads ...
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of the Summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in Spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad.
Winning Region: Northern Region
Age Champions: 11yrs Claudia Maple-Brown (SPP)
Records: Ella Pearson 9yrs 100m (14.87)
Claudia Maple-Brown 11yrs 100m (14.41), 11yrs 200m (30.47), 11yrs LJ (4.12m)
SPP Junior Girls Relay - Ella, Sophie, Molly & Bronte (1:01.65)
Archdiocesan Team: Ella Pearson, Sophie Pearson, Molly Chamberlain, Claudia Maple-Brown, Zali Gibson, Megan Zahrouni, Kane Wilson, James Humphries, Elsie Apps, SPP Junior Girls Relay (Ella, Sophie, Bronte & Molly), SPP Senior Girls Relay (Zali, Claudia, Elsie & Molly)
Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation was launched as an Australian charitable foundation in Sydney on 3rd September 1992 (five months before Fred died) to continue the work of Fred Hollows in providing eye care for the underprivileged and the poor.
Achievements - Fred Hollows. Fred was an eye surgeon of thousands of men, women and children each year. His work in relation to blindness is still applied today.
Frederick Cossom Hollows was a New Zealand-Australia ophthalmologist (a specialist in the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye) who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for thousands of people in Australia and many other countries.
Fred died of cancer of the kidney and died at the age of 63 (9th April 1929-10th February 1993).
3/4M donated $80 to the Fred Hollows Foundation to support the work in eye surgery
that has been going for many years. We donated our money to the support of eye surgery within the indigenous communities of Australia.
On Wednesday afternoon, 28th August, 3/4M hosted the Kinder Readiness program. First of all Mrs McVey read a book called Mini - Beasts, it was a rhyming book. Then we sang “If I were a butterfly”. Sam played along on his guitar too. We then coloured in double sided butterflies. The choir members in our class came to the front of the room and sang “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars.
It was a great afternoon and the little ones did not want to go home at the end of the afternoon because they were enjoying it so much. (There was even tears!!)
By Charli Sillis 3/4M.
3/4M IN ACTION
Snow In The Springtime by K/1W
On Tuesday we woke up to a town covered in snow ! It was absolutely beautiful. In the classroom, K/1W used the grounds of the school as their inspiration to write some creative stories about the Winter wonderland. The children also got some lovely snaps taken. Here are a few of their masterpieces.
A snow story by Ava C.B
Yesterday was Tuesday and it snowed. All the roads were covered in snow. I made a snowman and had a snow ball fight, I won. It was fun playing in the snow. I love the snow. Goulburn got a lot of snow. Goulburn is lucky it snowed yesterday. I love the snow. It snowed so much and so much. I made big foot prints in the snow. The snow was thick. It rained and snowed. The kids in my class went to KH. We had four kids in KH. It snowed everywhere. It was very cold and wet. I had to go the office way to get in my class to put my bag away. We had to go to the library.
A snow story by Austin R
Yesterday it snowed. I made a snow angel, a snow man and super big foot prints. I took pictures in the snow and I bounced on the trampoline. When I bounced on it the snow came up and down. I rode my scooter on the trampoline.
21st September - Clare Howard, Kobi Gazzagon
23rd September - Reuben Smith, Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset
25th September - Kai Trankulov
9th September - Isabelle Howard, William Turner
26th September - Charlie Sieverts
29th September - Chanelle Singh, Miah Sonnex
30th September - Billy Mawdsley
4th October - Eloise Haigh, Neve Smith, Matilda Stephenson
5th October - Isla Kennedy
8th October - Jack Lucas
9th October - Anzac Rowe
10th October - Kelsey Smith, Mac Ferris
13th October - Patrick Turner
14th October - Mason Allard
15th October - Max Bryant
16th October - Tobias Loberg
The trivia night was again a HUGE success making the school $2348.00. This money will go towards purchasing new technology for class rooms.
THANK YOU to the parents that donated bottles of wine for the wine raffle and to the parents who organised a table for the night.
Thank you to all those who came not only to demonstrate your knowledge but also your karaoke and dancing skills!
It was a fun night had by all!
FATHER'S DAY STALL
We had a fantastic response to our father's day stall once again this year!
A total of $460 was raised and this was put towards the 2019 Year 6 camp.
Our school has registered for Fruit & Veg Month 2019.
The theme for this year is ‘The Adventures of Captain Fruit N Veg!’ It's all about linking eating fruit and vegetables with good times, superheroes, superpowers and adventures!
Fruit & Veg Month 2019 runs for the last 4 weeks of Term 3, Monday 2nd to Friday 27th September.
As part of Fruit & Veg Month, students will be involved in various classroom and school based activities which encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables.