- School Goals for 2020
- Principal's Message
- Award Winners from our Assembly.
- Year 3/4 News
- Year 3-6 news
- Write 4 Fun Competition
- Teacher's head back to class
- School Community Council Meeting News
- Attendance Reward
- How to Install SZapp
- Cooking Roster Term 1
- School Uniform Price List
- Friday Canteen Menu
- STOP THE SPREAD
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – preparedness for home isolation
- Naplan Cancelled
During 2020 our main educational focus will be to continue to improve our students’ Literacy and Numeracy knowldege and skills. Other goals for 2020 are:
Build a community that continues to learn
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all
Build a community that is connected
Changes to School Communication
We are implementing some changes to the way we communicate information to our families. Our newsletters are moving to a new format as we utilise the services of Schoolzine, the company we work with for our website, more effectively.
Mrs Nicole Wood is working closely with Schoolzine and our school community to improve our communication to families this year. Nicole will work in the office each Friday, so our newsletter day will change to Fridays. Nicole is also working with the Schoolzine app which will have many functions to improve communication including sending notifications and reminders out and returning notes including absentee notes.
The newsletter will be emailed this week to families requesting this service. Newsletters can also be accessed through the website and the app from now on. Please let us know if you still require a paper copy or would prefer to save paper by accessing the newsletter via the app or website.
Feedback is appreciated to either myself, Mrs Morris or Nicole Wood.
The next newsletter will be published on Friday 3rd April, 2020.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There is a lot of varied information being presented about COVID-19, the attachments today and any information we provide to you is informed by the Canberra Goulburn Catholic Education Office and NSW Health. They work closely with the Australian Government to inform their decisions.
During the past fortnight students have been learning many new skills. Students have learned how to use Spelling City and email. Understanding why we use email instead of writing letters is very important. Also NAPLAN often has questions that relates to emails.
Students can see how Visual Literacy is a powerful tool and students are looking more closely and critically at certain illustrations in picture books. Questioning students about what they can see, what is actually happening in pictures increases student’s confidence and vocabulary. It is important for students to be able to observe and describe from the whole picture to the smallest part and look for the clues that the illustrator has used to develop meaning in the story.
This process is also a great thinking tool for students to develop as it encourages students to think up questions as well.
In history students in Year 3-6 did a ‘peel the fruit’ thinking activity. This activity encourages students to think beyond what is in front of them. They will continue to keep adding the questions and thoughts as they work through a history unit.
Year 3 - 6 have been working on problem solving in Science. We have been using everyday projects to build bridges and towers. We then evaluated and discuss how to make them taller or stronger.
We were lucky enough last week to have Leonie Ansley, Numeracy Consultant, working with our staff collaborating on our Maths programming. Leonie also worked with the children in the classroom withf Maths games. Both teachers and students enjoyed learning new strategys with Leonie and are very thankful for her time and expertise.
School Community Council Meeting
Many thanks to all who attended the SCC AGM last Monday. It was great to see some new faces.
The bulk of the discussion for the meeting was around the upcoming Catering event. On Sunday 31st May, our school community will be catering for 250+ people participating in the RFDS Car Rally. Once details have been finalised we will put a call out for volunteers to support the event. Please keep this date free and keep an eye out on how you can assist.
Thank you to Andrew McFadyen (Chair), Sharna Hayward (Secretary) and Sue MacRae (Treasurer) who have agreed to continue in their roles on the committee. General membership are open to all school community members. If there are any items you want discussed at meetings, please pass them onto Andrew or Jacinta.
The next meeting will be held on 5th May at 6pm.
The majority of our students were rewarded last week for achieving 95% or more attendance for the first 5 weeks of the term. We visited the park and enjoyed a Zooper Dooper. Looking forward to seeing our students' attendance rate improving this year!
Friday Recess Canteen Roster
27th March - Erika Bartholomew, Nicolle Clarke
3rd April - Terese Stenhouse
Interagency Meetings (2nd Tuesday of each Month)
14th April - Sharna Hayward
12th May - Kristy Brooks
9th June - Anna Wojecik
sandwiches to be dropped off at school by 10am please.
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
Menu for Friday Lunch Canteen
Pizza - Cheese & Bacon or Cheese, Ham & Pinapple $4.00
Sandwich or Roll (White, Wholemeal or Grain Bread Available)
Ham, Chicken, Roast Beef, Silverside, Egg, Cheese, Vegemite $3.50
Add salad- lettuce, tomato, beetrot, cheese (eg Meat & Salad) $4.00
Sweet Chilli Wrap (1x tender & salad) $5.00
Chicken & Corn Roll $4.00
3 x Yummie Drummies $3.50
6 x Chicken Nuggets $3.50
4 x Chicken Breast Wedges $3.50
6 x Chicken Goujons $3.50
Plain Pie $3.50
Sausage Roll $3.50
Fruit Juice $2.50
Fruit Box $2.50