- School Goals for 2021
- Principal's Report
- International Day for Rural Women
- Pie Drive
- NRL Gala Day ~ Griffith
- Semester 2 Reporting
- Warmer Weather
- Feeling Unwell
- K/1/2 Term 4
- Year 5/6 Term 4
- Book Week
- Year 3/4 Term 4
- Marian Procession and Multicultural Mass
- AFL Trails
- Tips and Tools for Dad
- Dates to Remember
- School Uniform Price List
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
Welcome Back to Term 4!
We have had a busy but very productive week as a school this week. Staff participated in 2 Professional Learning days at the beginning of the week.
Monday's day was on the Well-Being Framework, looking at what we do as a school, what we do well and where to next. We were fortunate to have Stephen Barnard and Carolyn McFarland support us through this day and they will continue to support us as we move to continue to support the well being of all.
Tuesday we joined with other schools to listen to and work with James Nottingham. James is co-founder and director of Challenging Learning, a group of companies in 6 countries that work with schools and educators to transform classrooms, implementing the most up-to-date research and strategies that really work! The focus on the day was the Feedback process.
Yesterday we celebrated International Rural Women's Day which was a lovely celebration with some of our mothers and grandmothers, present and past! The United Nations website, https://www.un.org/en/observances/rural-women-day provides some insights into these amazing women across our world, and we were privileged to spend morning tea with some of them!
Also, yesterday and today staff worked with Leonie Anstey. Leonie is an Educational Consultant in Instructional Leadership and Mathematics & Numeracy Education. As a staff we have had the privilege of working with Leonie over the past 4 years. Every day we spend with Leonie improves our teaching skills and enables us to better meet the educational needs of our students.
We are looking forward to a great term!
Prayer for a Rural Families
Bless us, O God, we who live close to the land. Bless us as you blessed Jesus, Mary and Joseph. They, like we, our models in family life knew the struggles, the fears, the joys and the rewards of life in a rural area.
Help us to be aware of the quiet beauty of the night, the fresh green growth on trees and all plants and the songs of birds. We give thanks for all of these.
May we always show respect for all of creation. Bless each of us and help us grow in love and unity with you and with each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thank you to all that supported us ceebrating our school's Rural Women! It was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate these amazing women.
Helen Templeton, one of our past parents and present grandparent shared her thoughts on the special day...
International Day of Rural Women recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and this year 2020, “to support rural women and girls to not only rebuild their lives after COVID-19 but increase their resilience to be better prepared to face future crisis”.
Whether it is climate change or not (in our personal views), one thing for sure Australia and the world has always had disaster; from droughts, fires and flooding rains and now COVID. During these times one thing is assured, the resilience of rural women and their ability to turn hardship into opportunity. All rural women deal with the consequences of these in the best way they know and learning from each event and each other leads to a growing network of inspired and progressive leaders who will steer the rural women of rural communities, such as Lake Cargelligo, to ensure our community and industries flourish.
We as rural women, stand by our men and women to support and contribute when and where needed.
Cheers to and thanks to
- International Rural Women
- To the support from rural women and girls to not only rebuild their lives after COVID-19 but increase their resilience to be better prepared to face future crisis.
- Rural Women of Lake Cargelligo & districts
Staff are in the process of planning our End of Year /Semester 2 reports. We would be most grateful for any family to share with us their thoughts; any comments or concerns, around our previous reports, in particular the Stage 3 families.
These reports are a great way for families to find out heir child's successs and where they still need to go for the following year so please support us by giving us your thoughts. Send these via the Facebook page or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to families for continuing to support our school community with the health regulations. We also really appreciate the medical certificates when students are returning to school.
Just to remind everyone again the NSW regulations are as follows: -
- If your child is unwell, they should not attend school. If your child becomes unwell during the day you will be asked to collect them.
- Students absent or sent home due to flu-like symptoms need to be tested
- Students must not return to school until they return a negative COVID-19 result and are symptoms free
- Schools must sight the negative COVID-19 test result prior to allowing students to return to school
- Parents and community members should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).
Welcome to Term 4. Year 5/6 are working towards a productive term with a challenging learning environment after making good progress last term.
We are learninig about how the world is diverse but connected.
In literacy we are reading the book "Bombing of Darwin" based on events from 1942. We aim to develop quality narratives in writing.
In science we are learning about digital technologies and will develop our coding skills. In art we will create a mosaic tile for the garden at school.
Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.
This year's Bookweek Theme is "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds".
We will have a special day where we ask all students to dress as a Book Character and we will participate in some fun activities and events at school.
So next Thursday 22nd October we would like every child to show us through costume their favourite book character.
Due to COVID restrictions, the 2020 Marian Procession will take place online. Led by our ethnic communities, the event is an opportunity to pray the Rosary together as a community.
We encourage participants to gather online in hubs with members of their families, local parishes, friends, or just individually to pray the Rosary during the week leading up to the celebration of the live-streamed Multicultural Mass Sunday 25 October.
Find out more information and register for notifications at https://hozana.org/en/community/9352-marian-procession
Transition Graduation and Kinder Information Session- On Tuesday 1st December, the last day of Transition, there will be an information session for families at 10.30am in the library. After the information session families are invited to a morning tea in the staff room. Then at 11.30am we will have a Graduation Assembly for our Kinder Transition students and their families. Please join us for these special events.
Year 6 Canberra Excursion- Sunday 6th December till Tuesday 8th December - note sent home with students today.
Year 6 Dinner - Wednesday 8th December - at the Bowling Club - 7pm for a 7.30pm meal.
Thanksgiving Mass- Friday 11th December at 11.30am. This will be the final School Mass for the year. During this liturgical celebration we will ask for God's blessing on our Year 6 students and their families as they move onto the next phase of their life. Please join us
End of Year Presentation- Instead of the normal end of year Presentation Evening we will be having 2 assemblies on Monday 14th of December. We will present awards and celebrate our year of learning together. So please add the date - 14th December to you calendar, with the following times
- 11.30am for Kinder/Year 1/Year 2 students and families and
- 2.00pm for Year 3-6 students and families.
Polo Shirts $20.00
School Dress $35.00
Navy Skort $22.00
Navy Shorts $18.00
Sports Shorts $15.00
Sports Polo Shirts $20.00
Track Pants $28.00
Navy Blue Trousers $25.00
Navy Blue Slacks $25.00
Blue LS Shirts $25.00
Polar Fleece Jumpers $30.00
School Hat $15.00
School Tie $10.00
School Beanie $10.00
School Scaves $5.00
School Headband $3.00
School Scrunchie $2.00