- School Goals for 2021
- Principal's Report
- St Mary of the Cross Prayer
- Confirmation Celebration
- Max and Will - Confirmation
- Jack and Hamish - Confirmation
- Carter and Ruby - Confirmation
- Belle and Jayde - Confirmation
- Thank you
- School Community Council
- Garden Club
- Kinder, 1, 2
- Year 3/4 Stories
- Pirate Day
- H & M Butchery Donation
- School Awards
Build a community that continues to learn
Through:- Building a school wide approach to the teaching and learning and increasing teacher capacity.
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all
Our target for the year:- Attendance rates will increase from 88% to 95% across the school, and we will maintain representation throughout the community
Build a community that is connected
Our target for the year:- Increase family attendance at interviews and open day and introduce Yarn Time sessions
We are half way through Term 3 today and even though there have been changes to the way we celebrate and share together as a school community we have continued to learn and grow together.
Some of the special events that we have celebrated this term include Confirmation with our Year 5/6 students, Baptism for Maddie Jones, improved learning achievements for students and increased Professional Learning for Staff. We have also recognised the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross and welcomed new staff to our school family.
Our school was successful in receiving funding for 3 years to employ a Student Welfare Officer. This position was successfully filled at the beginning of this term with Nicole Wood and Emily Blacker sharing the position and working one day a week each, supporting students and families. Nicole and Emily will start sessions with students soon in the 'Seasons for Growth' program as well as supporting students in the classrooms and playgrounds. We are very excited to welcome Emily and Nicole in this position.
During this week our Year 6 students were finally congratulated with a thickshake for being the class with the highest attendance percentage for Term 2. We will be looking at the class with the highest attendance for the first half of this term next week... I wonder if there is a class that can achieve higher attendence rates than Year 6?
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING: -
We will have our School Community Council Meeting on Wednesday 26th August, next week. Anyone that has any concerns or agenda items please send them through to the office or to the Chair, Andrew McFadyen.
God of abundance,
as we remember St Mary MacKillop, strengthen us to walk the way of the cross in our own lives and bring us to the glory of the resurrection. Through the example of Saint Mary of the Cross may we learn to recognise God’s will and trust in God’s help.May her life of service awaken in us a deep respect for the poor and a strong will for justice.
May we share in her courage, see with the eyes of Christian love, and learn from her holy deeds. Amen.
Year 5/6 students have been preparing to be Confirmed. Part of their preparation involvedparticipating in a retreat day, learning about all seven sacraments and the scripture stories related to the sacraments, learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and looking at special people, including saints, who through their lives share these gifts with others.
Fr Dominic celebrated the Confirmation Mass and the church was filled with family, friends, parishioners and the school community. At the conclusion of the Mass a Confirmation Cake, expertly made by Mrs Maddie, was cut to acknowledge how special this occasion was for the candidates and their families.
We were very lucky to be able to celebrate this sacrament with the newly confirmed, their families and the parish. Mrs Elwin always feels privileged to be a part of the candidates journey towards this special celebration.
Max - I chose St Michael for my Confirmation saint because I think he can help me in the future and also think it is cool that he led God's army into war against Satan. My sponser was my older sister Chloe.
Will - I Choose St Francis of Assisi (the saint chosen by Pope Francis) and my Sponser was my Grandfather.
Jack - My Saint's name was St Sebastian and I chose him because he is the patron saint of sport and my sponsor was my Grandmother.
Hamish - I chose St George because he was brave and my sponsor was my Grandfather.
Carter - I chose St Sebastian because I like sport and he was in the army. My sponsor was my Nan.
Ruby - I chose St John the Baptist because he was very loyal to Jesus. My sponsor was Ingrid Stenhouse.
Belle - I choose St Luke because he has the same name as my Dad and my sponsor was Shane Phillips.
Jayde - I chose St Anthony of Padua because he was proclaimed Doctor of the Church and I want to be a Doctor when I'm older, My sponsor was Maddy Bell, although Shanya Bell stepped in because Maddy was away.
Weekly Gardening Group
The Jurassic Age
When the dinosaurs were alive it would be hard to live. There was a king of course but he wasn't the best. Here is what it was like.
Hi! My name is Tammy, I’m the king of dinosaur’s daughter. It’s hard to survive out here, but we do. We have to eat rotten food, its yum, but not the best. Now I’ll tell you more about me. So you know my name is Tammy, and my dad is the king of the dinosaur’s, I mean the almighty T’REX.
Due to COVID we have missed our normal assemblies and have not had the opportunity to present students with awards. During the morning assembly yesterday teachers presented some class awards, some Making Jesus Real Awards and some Values awards. Congratulations to the following students:-
K/1/2 - Charlie, Ruby and Lizzie
3/4 - Sophie, Jay and Daesean
5/6 - Max, Benji, Belle and Leah
Values Awards -
Courage ~ Scarlet and Seraya
Reconciliation ~ Jimeal and Max
Kindness ~ Rose
Attitude of Gratitude ~ Amelia, Jack, Belle G, Ruby W and Sasha
Principal Awards ~ Belle Golding, Max Keeley and Jayde Mitchell