FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
- K-2 Swim Program
TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
- 2020 Captain Speeches @ 9.20am
FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
- Publication & Performance assembly 2:45pm
- K-2 Swim Program
MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
- Book Fair commences 2 week period
THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
- Trinity Orientation day
- SCC Meeting 7pm
FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
- K-2 Swim Program
TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER
- Advent Liturgy @SPP - 2:20pm
FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER
- K-2 Swim Program
Congratulations to Ella, Sophie, Bronte and Molly for the great results at the PSSA Athletics in Sydney.
CLASSES in 2020
In 2020 I am fairly confident that we will be having a similar class structure to this year. That is a Kinder, K/1, 1/2, 2, 3/4, 3, 4 and three 5/6’s. Three staff will be taking maternity leave in 2020. Congratulations to Mrs Salmon, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Brown. Mrs Brown will be on leave from the end of Term 1. Mrs Sue McVey will be taking long service leave in weeks 1-7 of Term 1 2020 and on her return will be doing support work in the school. There will be other changes as to which classes staff will be taking. In organizing classes many factors make up the class placements including splitting siblings, personality clashes and a range of abilities in each class. Staff spend a lot of time going over these decisions trying to come up with a split to help children work their best. The final decisions are made by myself and in the best interests of staff and students. Some parents like to request particular teachers for their children, however I cannot respond to these requests as I need parents to have confidence that we will make the best decisions for students as all the staff at the school are highly capable. If you have anything you would like to say about classes in 2020 please put in writing ASAP.
Students from Year 5 are invited to nominate themselves for a role as a school leader in 2020. Students from Yrs 3-6 will be listening to their speeches and vote in Week 6 to select our leaders for 2020. At this time it a good time to reflect on leadership. My go to person is the best leader I know. Jesus. He taught us that leadership is not about exerting power or popularity. It is about service to others and being humble. In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus said “If you want to be great, you must be a servant of all others”. This prayer says it well –“ Lord we ask to help us see our job of leadership in our school as a chance to act the message of the Gospel-serve and not be served, love and not be selfish, care and not be demanding, trust and not be suspicious, be open and not judge, be humble and yet inspire confidence. “AMEN”
Prayer for Rain:
God our Father, You created our earth to nourish us and give us life
And Jesus told us to ask and it will be given to us
We ask now in Faith, Hope and Love that you look with favour on our drought stricken land.
Our starving animals and failing produce.
Sustain, strengthen and give new heart to our farmers and all those affected by this drought
In your loving providence send abundant rain soon
And renew the faith of your people and the face of our land.
We make this prayer with many, through Jesus Christ who gives new life to all living things.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Pray for us
St Mary of the Cross Mackillop - Pray for us
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
During weeks 6, 7 & 8 we will be collecting non-perishable
food items to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
Hamper ideas include:
- Christmas pudding and cake
- Custard powder
- Tinned fruit and vegetables
- Bon bons
- Tea, coffee, milo
- Long life milk and juice
- Sweet and savoury biscuits
- Pan cake mix
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Spreads e.g vegemite
- Muesli bars
As many families prepare to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones, please spare a thought for those people who are in need this Christmas. Each year our school participates in the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal by donating non-perishable food items which help provide food hampers to those in need in Goulburn, so they can have a joyous Christmas.
Our wonderful Year 6 Mini Vinnie’s team will collect items from the classroom each morning.
MARY QUEEN OF APOSTLES PARISH NEWS
Clergy: Fr Joshy Kurien Parish Priest,
Fr Alex Osborne Assistant Priest
Secretary: Sharon Cashman
Parish Office: 36 Verner St, PO Box 11,
Goulburn NSW 2580
Office hours: 8:30am to 12:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: 02 6239 9863 Fax: 4822 5398
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Goulburn Mission Mass Times:
Sts Peter & Paul’s: Saturday 6.00pm
5:00pm (Winter May-Aug) Sunday 10.00am
Our Lady of Fatima: Sunday 7.00am
Taralga: Saturday 6.00pm (Sept-May)
5.00pm (Winter June-Aug.)
St Patrick’s, Marulan: 8.00am (2nd/4th Sunday month)
St Joseph’s, Tarago: 8.00am (3rd Sunday Month)
Crookwell: Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am
Binda: Sunday 10.30am
On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the post war decades. Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. As a school, we paused and reflected during an assembly in front of our flag pole. Thank you to our students for their respectful participation during this event.
2020 Swimming Carnival
Time for students in Yrs 2-5 to start thinking about what events they will enter for the Swimming Carnival next year! Entries will be collected towards the end of this term and ALL swimming abilities are catered for. (non-swimmers, 25m, 50m & 100m events) Please start talking to your child about this event and what they feel comfortable in entering.
NSWPSSA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Ella Pearson and the Junior Girls Relay team (Molly, Sophie, Bronte & Ella) on their success at the recent NSWPSSA Athletics Championships. Representing MacKillop the girls competed against students from all over NSW including the Hunter, North West, South Coast, Sydney North, Sydney West, CIS, North Coast, Riverina, Sydney East, Sydney South West, Western, Polding and Barrier areas. Ella finished 16th (39) in the Junior Girls High Jump. The Relay team finished 2nd in their heat, 3rd in their semi-final and 7th in the final. A wonderful achievement!
Shylah Marshall competed in a range of equestrian events at the ACT Interschool Championships and had a very successful carnival. Below are her results:
Showjumping - Participant
Dressage Tests - 2nd & 3rd
Sporting Events - 2nd overall
3 Phase Working Hunter Showcase - 1st (Champion)
Showriding Year 5 (handler, rider, bareback, hunter) - 1st (Champion Overall)
State Title Winner Yr 5
3L & 4S ITEM
Drought oh drought, stop it please. We need water we beg you please. We need rain to stop fires and also to not make our fields drier.
By Amber and Jonas (3L)
Remembrance Day is the day when we remember the soldiers who fought for us. We also remember the people that didn’t lose their lives in the war and are still here with us.
By Olivia T and Dakota (3L)
I hope that all the fallen soldiers are in a better place now and I hope they are happier than ever before. I appreciate all our soldiers that go to war to keep us safe and happy. I feel terrible what has happened to all the fallen soldiers and how they were treated.
By Emma and Isabelle (3L)
Dear Lord in the Highest,
Please make the rains come down very soon. Please make sure that the farmers and animals on the farms get rain and that they don’t keep dying because of the drought.
By Will and Ryan (3L)
Please make sure we get more rain. The farmers and the animals are suffering from the big drought. So please help us Lord.
By Eve and Monet (3L)
We need rain desperately. Without rain we have nothing. So please please please turn dust into mud, dirt into grass and bones into animals. Please give us rain.
By Lexie and Madeline (3L)
Dear the Saviour One,
Send everyone a poppy to remember those who fought in World War I and II. Canberra’s War Memorial is a very special place for us and people who still serve today are Australia’s heroes. People died and sacrificed themselves to save us such as Jesus did. We ask this in the name of the Lord.
By Oscar and Sky (3L)
We think of the heroes who died for us. We prayer to keep their souls in heaven so they’re safe. We say thanks to those who made a sacrifice for us so we could live in peace now and into the future.
By Ruby and Isaac (3L)
We are very thankful for all you have given us, but farmers are desperate for rain. The farmers are losing all their crops and water.
Please help the dusty fields to turn into beautiful long green grass. Please fix the empty, dry dams into dams full of fresh deep water. Please God make Australia beautiful again.
BY Trinity and Libby (4S)
Thank you Lord for all the gifts today. We appreciate all the things that you gave us.
Please help all the people in the world who don’t have any water to get some in this awful drought; so that the crops can grow again and kids can jump up and down in muddy puddles.
So please lead the farmers through these tough conditions. If there is rain there will be laughter from everybody.
By Ellie and Portia (4S)
Thank you for the things you have done for us already, but we badly need rain. We need it for our animals to drink, to make our beautiful world grow again and so cows and sheep don’t have to be slaughtered into meat.
Help us through this sad drought.
By Heidi and Riley (4S)
Thank you for everything you have given us. Thank you for shelter, food and life. Thank you especially for the love you have given us all.
Lord please send us some rain in this difficult drought not just at Goulburn, but Dubbo and other towns in need. Please send us some rain for your children to have puddles to jump and splash in. Please send us some rain for us to have a good life.
By Chevell and Kade (4S)
Thank you for family and friends. Thank you for rain but we need a lot more. Rain for our shower and to water the garden.
Please send some rain for the farmers and the big city of Dubbo and surrounding cities.
By Jack and Kobey (4S)
Thank you for all the gifts you have given us. We are very thankful, but we still desperately need one thing…rain! Please send down a lot of rain. We need it everywhere.
By Chloe and Jack (4S)
Thank you for all the gifts you have already given to us, but we only ask for one more thing…rain! Please Lord send lots we beg you, but it’s not all for us, the farmers need it in this terrible drought. We need it for the crops for our future generations. We need clean water to drink and to get all the grass to grow so that cows get fattened up and so we can stay on this planet together and not starve. I believe that farmers are great people and this is how you could return the favour.
By Noah and Nate (4S)
Thank you for all the gifts you’ve given us. Please give us some rain so farmers can grow crops for us to eat, to fill the empty dams and water troughs, so animals can drink, to water our gardens and for your beautiful world. We also need rain for your children to drink and wash in, puddles to jump in, for us to swim and play in and for people in Dubbo and other places around the world.
Lord hear our prayer and please send some rain.
By Matilda and Ava-Rose (4S)
Thank you for our beautiful world and all the gifts you have given to us. Please help us during this horrible drought, we need water in some places desperately at the moment.
We need rain water so we don’t have to kill our animals or have to sell them. We need water for homes and schools, so please send some more rain.
Emily and Kelsey (4S)
15th November - Byron Metz, Amelia Cunningham
16th November - Taylor Barber
17th November - Eden Selby
19th November - Baxter Watts
20th November - Stephen Watson
21st November - Lachlan Sonnex
Students from Ss Peter and Paul’s achieved outstanding results in this year’s ICAS Assessments, with outstanding performers receiving certificates of Merit, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction.
Developed for students in primary and secondary school years, ICAS assesses the higher order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling and Digital Technologies. Every year thousands of schools participate in ICAS in over 20 countries, providing participating schools with a robust international benchmark of student achievement. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global Pty Limited* and has had more than 9 million students participate since 2002.
“ICAS independently evaluates students’ skills and knowledge in core learning areas and provides insight into students’ understanding. The skills tested are important indicators of success in school and beyond,” said Kerry Tremaine, Senior Manager Test Development at UNSW Global.
“We congratulate students on this fantastic result”.
The certificate code is:
High Distinction: Top 1% of participants
Distinction: Next 10% of participants
Credit: Next 25% of participants
Merit: Next 10% of participants
Some special results include:
Digital Technologies: Distinction- Pieter Sillis
Spelling: Credit- Ioanna Tan & Pieter Sillis , Merit- Willa Reynolds & Alexander Skeffington
Science: Credit- Isabelle Howard, Willa Reynolds, William Stein ,Nadine Jassani , Merit-Lexie Maple-Brown, Christopher Watson, Thomas Picker
Mathematics: High Distinction- Christopher Watson, Distinction-Thomas Watson, Willa Reynolds, Credit- Nadine Jassani, Lachlan Stein, Lexie Maple Brown, William Stein, Merit-Isabelle Howard.
The "Buy one get one free" Book fair is happening at the moment. It will finish on Friday 6th December. Opening times are
Morning - 8:30am-9:20am
Afternoon - 3:20-4pm
* PLEASE NOTE THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 2ND AND TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER
There will be no borrowing of library books in weeks 8, 9 or 10 as we attempt to retrieve all of the borrowed books before the end of the school year. Please check with your child about any books they have to return. Thank you for your support.
Violin Students at the Opera House
On Sunday, 3rd November, Alexander Skeffington and Megan Zahrouni in Year 6 played their violins at the 2019 Suzuki Graduation Concert at the Sydney Opera House.
Alexander graduated from Level 4 Suzuki violin. His main violin piece was Perpetual Motion by Bohm. In order to play at the Opera House Alexander had to send a recording of himself playing Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi.
Megan Zahrouni graduated from Level 3. She sent in a recording of herself playing a Bouree by JS Bach. This was one of the pieces she played in the concert.
Both students are successfully moving on in their training. Congratulations to them both.